BerkshireWeekend

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Jun 13-17, 2012

RECENT ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS FROM NORTHERN CHINA in EXCLUSIVE EXHIBITION AT THE CLARK (WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Unearthed: Recent Archaeological Discoveries from Northern China, featuring rare Chinese burial objects in an exclusive exhibition that considers both the discovery and the impact of modern Chinese archaeology, opens Saturday, June 16, 2012, at The Clark and runs through October…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, June 6-10, 2012

PAUL WINTER SEXTET CELEBRATES HALF-CENTURY MARK WITH REUNION CONCERTS AT MAHAIWE (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Jazz and world-music innovator Paul Winter has chosen to mark the 50th anniversary of his first band, the Paul Winter Sextet, with two reunion concerts at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on June 6 and 7, 2012, at 7:30pm. The…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, May 25-27, 2012

MASS MOCA SHOWCASING CANADIAN CONTEMPORARY ART (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – To assemble the exhibition Oh, Canada, opening to the public on Sunday, May 27, 2012, at MASS MoCA, curator Denise Markonish visited nearly every province and territory in Canada. In her travels, comprising over 400 studio visits, Markonish discovered a fascinating world of art, rich…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, May 16-20, 2012

CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN MULTIMEDIA FOLK OPERA GETS WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHOWING at MASS MOCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – MASS MoCA will present a work-in-progress showing of Paola Prestini’s new multimedia opera Oceanic Verses in the Hunter Center on Friday, May 18, 2012, at 8 p.m. Set against the backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea, Oceanic Verses is about people…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, May 9-13, 2012

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION SHOWCASES BOTANICALS (STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – BOTANOPHILIA, a group show curated by Cassandra Sohn, featuring contemporary photography by Bruce Checefsky, Amiel Gervers, Yvette Lucas, Mona Mark, Cassandra Sohn, and sculptures by Peter Neff, will be unveiled over a series of weeks, beginning this Friday, May 11, 2012, at Sohn Fine Art Gallery and continuing…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, May 2-6, 2012

MICHAEL ALLEN LOWE PREVIEWS COVET PROJECT at FERRIN GALLERY (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – An exhibition of new paintings by Michael Allen Lowe will kick off the year-long COVET project – a series of exhibitions and programs presenting contemporary objects and fine art in all media including design, sculpture, painting, photography, prints, works on paper showcasing contemporary…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, April 27-29, 2012

INDIE-ROCK LEGENDS THE FEELIES TO PLAY AT CLUB HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Seminal guitar-rock band The Feelies, with roots in the New York punk/New Wave scene of the late 1970s, continues its climb back up the rock ‘n’ roll ladder at Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, April 28, at 9 p.m. The Velvet Underground-styled…

Berkshire Cultural Preview, April 19-22, 2012

JANIS IAN to READ and PERFORM at THE CLARK (WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Janis Ian comes to The Clark for a free book reading on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at 5:30 pm, and a concert on Friday, April 20, at 8 pm. Ian’s breakthrough hit, “Society’s Child (Baby, I’ve Been Thinking),” written about…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, April 13-15, 2012

SOUL-POP ARTIST EMILY KING to PLAY at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Emily King, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter whose soulful mix of blues, R&B, and light rock has made her a fixture on the New York City music scene for the past several years, comes to MASS MoCA for an Alt Cabaret performance on Saturday,…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, April 5-8, 2012

LOS LOBOS to UNPLUG at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – In its first appearance back at MASS MoCA since its performance  at MASS MoCA’s opening weekend celebration in May 1999, North America’s longest-running great rock band, Los Lobos, will perform a rare unplugged gig at the Hunter Center on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at…