BerkshireWeekend

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

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Highlights, March 15-18, 2012

JOSEPH ARTHUR COMING to CLUB HELSINKI (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Peter Gabriel protege Joseph Arthur, a Grammy Award-nominated artist who was the first North American signed by Gabriel to his Real World record label, performs at Club Helsinki on Friday, March 16, 2012, at 9 p.m. One of today’s most acclaimed alt-rock singer-songwriters, Joseph Arthur describes…

Berkshire Cultural Weekend Preview, Mar 8-12, 2012

APTLY NAMED ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD to PLAY CLUB HELSINKI (HUDSON, N.Y.) – What do you get when you cross the Allman Brothers with the Neville Brothers? You get a kind of Royal Southern Brotherhood of Music. Which is why Cyril Neville of the Meters and the Neville Brothers and Devon Allman, son of Greg Allman…

Berkshire Cultural Preview Mar 1-4, 2012

LOWER DENS BRINGS GAUZY GUITAR-ROCK to HELSINKI (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Perfectly timed to ride the wave of guitar wash currently being propelled by like-minded indie-rock duo Sleigh Bells, the four-piece Baltimore-based band Lower Dens, previews songs off its upcoming, long-awaited second album, Nootropics, at Club Helsinki on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 8 p.m. Fronted…

Berkshire Cultural Preview, Feb 23-26, 2012

SHEARWATER BRINGS NEW SONGS to CLUB HELSINKI (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Just two weeks after releasing its latest album, Animal Joy, Austin-based indie-rock group Shearwater, an offshoot of critically acclaimed cult band Okkervil River, will perform at Club Helsinki on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at 8 p.m. Founded in 2001 by Okkervil River members Jonathan Meiburg…

Berkshire Cultural Preview Feb 16-19, 2012

TURTLE ISLAND QUARTET to PLAY JIMI HENDRIX at the COLONIAL (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Classical/jazz fusion ensemble Turtle Island Quartet will celebrate the music of Jimi Hendrix with their dynamic Have You Ever Been…? program on Friday, February 17, 2012, at 8 p.m. at the Colonial Theatre. Through its exploration of jazz, classical, American vernacular and…

Berkshire Cultural Preview, Feb 8-12, 2012

SYNTH-FUNK DANCE PARTY at MASS MOCA with GORDON VOIDWELL (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.)  – On Saturday, February 11, 2012, at 8 p.m., MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center will be filled with 1980s outfits and dancers moving to a mix of pop, new wave, and funk at a Synth Funk Dance Party hosted by Gordon Voidwell. The New…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Feb 2-4, 2012

NICK ZAMMUTO of THE BOOKS DEBUTS NEW BAND at MASS MOCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – On Friday, February 3, 2012, at 8 p.m., MASS MoCA is the site for the debut of Zammuto, the newest project from Nick Zammuto, co-founder of the sonically and visually innovative (and North Adams-based) band The Books. Previously, as part…

Berkshire Cultural Preview, January 25-29, 2012

NEW CLARK EXHIBITION EXPLORES THE ART OF COPYING (WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – The Clark will open its latest exhibition, Copycat: Reproducing Works of Art, on Saturday, January 29, 2012. Exploring the line between innovation and imitation, the exhibition features 50 prints and photographs that are both original works of art and repetitions of drawings, prints, paintings,…

Berkshire Cultural Highlights Jan 20-22, 2012

AUDUBON and BIRDS TAKE FLIGHT at BERKSHIRE MUSEUM (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Berkshire Museum will present the major new exhibition, Taking Flight: Audubon and the World of Birds, from Saturday, January 21 through June 17, 2012, showcasing the masterful wildlife art of John James Audubon and exploring the fascinating realm of birds, from the tiniest hummingbird…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Highlights Jan 9-13, 2012

SUPERSTAR ROOTS-MUSIC DUO BLENDS PUNK SPIRIT AND BLUEGRASS AT CLUB HELSINKI (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile, from the Punch Brothers, and Nickel Creek guitarist Michael Daves perform a concert of bluegrass standards played with punk-rock abandon at Club Helsinki Hudson on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at 8 p.m. Last year, the vocal-instrumental duo…