BerkshireWeekend

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

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, October 10-15, 2012

  PATTI LUPONE and MANDY PATINKIN to REUNITE for the BENEFIT of THE MAHAIWE  (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Tony Award-winning Broadway virtuosos and lifelong friends Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin reunite on stage for the first production together since Evita on Sunday, October 14, 2012, at 7pm, in a gala evening to benefit the Mahaiwe…

Berkshire Cultural Weekend Preview Oct 3-7, 2012

JERRY’S MAP INVITES AUDIENCES on a CARTOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE at MASS MOCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Before popular world-building games like Sim City and Minecraft, there was visual artist Jerry Gretzinger. Gretzinger has created a vast living map comprised of individual, handcrafted panels, a map which evolves and shape-shifts as he reworks a panel every day.…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Sept 26-30, 2012

  ‘DR. RUTH’ RETURNS TO BARRINGTON STAGE (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Playwright Mark St. Germain’s summer smash hit, Dr. Ruth, All the Way, based on famed radio and television sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer and portrayed by veteran actress Debra Jo Rupp, star of TV’s That ‘70s Show and a part-time Berkshirite, is in its second…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, September 19-23, 2012

DAVID GRISMAN, TRAMPLED BY TURTLES, AND CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS HEADLINE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL AT MASS MOCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Building on the success of last year’s first foray into bluegrass, MASS MoCA has announced the dates, line-up, and discounted early-bird pass price for the second annual FreshGrass Festival, which will be held September 21-23, 2012,…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Sept 12-16, 2012

NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED WRITERS to READ in BERKSHIRE WORDFEST 2012 at THE MOUNT (LENOX, Mass.) – Over a dozen nationally acclaimed writers, including John Berendt, Adam Gopnik, Heidi Julavits, Matthew Pearl, Francine du Plessix Gray, Dani Shapiro, Claire Messud, and poet Mary Jo Salter among them, are slated to participate in Berkshire WordFest 2012, to be…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Sept 5-9, 2012

  DAEDALUS STRING QUARTET to PERFORM at NEW MARLBOROUGH MEETING HOUSE (NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass.) – The internationally acclaimed Daedalus Quartet performs music of Mendelssohn, Dvorak and George Perle on Saturday, September 8, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. at the Meeting House on the Village Green as part of the Music & More series. The renowned string…

Berkshire Cultural Weekend Preview, August 29-Sept 2, 2012

‘SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF’ SINGS ‘HELLO BROADWAY’ at SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY (LENOX, Mass., August 17, 2012) – There is nary a wrong nor a false note played in Terry Teachout’s Satchmo at the Waldorf, starring John Douglas Thompson as Louis Armstrong, directed by Gordon Edelstein, and running at Shakespeare & Company through September 16, 2012,…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Aug 15-19, 2012

CANADIAN COMIC OPHIRA EISENBERG PERFORMS at MASS MOCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Hailing from Alberta, Canada, and now based out of New York City, comedian and storyteller Ophira Eisenberg performs at MASS MoCA on Saturday, August 18, 2012, at 8 p.m., for an Alt Cabaret performance on the Club B-10 stage, in conjunction with Oh,…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Aug 1-5, 2012

U.S. PREMIERE of JONAH BOKAER’S INNOVATIVE MULTIMEDIA DANCE PRODUCTION ‘CURTAIN’ at JACOB’S PILLOW (BECKET, Mass.) – Jonah Bokaer, who has been making artistic waves on the international dance circuit since he began choreographing almost ten years ago, will return to Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival onWednesday, August 1 through Sunday, August 5, 2012, in the Doris…

Berkshire Cultural Weekend, Jul 25-31, 2012

BRADLEY COOPER AND PATRICIA CLARKSON TO STAR IN WILLIAMSTOWN’S ‘ELEPHANT MAN’ (WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” will transform himself into the hideously deformed title character of The Elephant Man when Bradley Cooper, star of Hollywood comedies including The Hangover and Wedding Crashers, tackles the dramatic role of John Merrick at the Williamstown…