BerkshireWeekend

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

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…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Dec 28-31, 2011

  A BRANDENBURG NEW YEAR’S EVE with BERKSHIRE BACH (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Berkshire Bach Ensemble continues its tradition of over two decades on Saturday, December 31, 2011, by performing all six Brandenburg Concerti of Johann Sebastian Bach, directed by harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper, at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m. Bach’s colorful…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Highlights Dec 22-25, 2011

HOLIDELIC at CLUB HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Everett Bradley’s Holidelic comes to Club Helsinki on Thursday, December 22, 2011, at 8 p.m., for a ‘Holiday Freak’ concert. Holidelic blends the musical influences of 1970s and ‘80s funk and soul bands in original songs that celebrate diversity, mild familial seasonal dysfunction, individuality and holiday booty…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview Dec 14-18, 2011

LYLE LOVETT at the MAHAIWE (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Four-time Grammy Award-winner Lyle Lovett will perform at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center with his five-member acoustic group on Saturday, December 17, 2011, at 8 pm. Finely wrought and full of wit, wisdom, and Texas-sized storytelling, his songs are rife with characters and concepts that loom…

Berkshire Cultural Preview, December 7-11, 2011

FAMED CELLIST, CHOREOGRAPHER TEAM UP for MULTIMEDIA OPERA at MASS MOCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Artists from the classical music and dance avant-garde will join forces when, after a 10-day residency, contemporary cellist Maya Beiser, the founding cellist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, teams with radical choreographer Karole Armitage to perform the psychological…