BerkshireWeekend

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

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Nov 15-19, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     LEE SERLE, MAYA ZBIB, and MATEO LOPEZ COMBINE FORCES in MULTIMEDIA PROGRAM at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Australian choreographer Lee Serle presents a hands-on theater and sculpture work-in-progress exploring consumerism and individualism in America…

Funk-Poet Everton Sylvester to Bring Spoken Word and Reggae to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Jamaican-born funk-poet Everton Sylvester and Searching for Banjo bring their unique blend of spoken word and deep reggae grooves to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, December 3, at 7pm, as part of the monthly “Rogovoy Salon” music, literary, and art series curated and hosted by cultural journalist Seth Rogovoy. Sylvester’s song-poems recount…

Slam Poet Taylor Mali to Bring Spoken Word to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Champion slam poet Taylor Mali brings his tender and funny spoken word art to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, November 12, at 7pm, as part of the monthly “Rogovoy Salon” music, literary, and art series curated and hosted by cultural journalist Seth Rogovoy. Author-poet Taylor Mali is one of the few genuine…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, August 23-27

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a striking juxtaposition of illustrator and choreographer at Jacob’s Pillow; Shakespeare outdoors; opera; swing, and a whole lot more.     MAIRA KALMAN and JOHN HEGINBOTHAM JOIN FORCES at JACOB’S PILLOW (BECKET, Mass.) – “The Principles of Uncertainty,”…

Music Inn to Be Celebrated at The Mount

(LENOX, Mass.) –  The Music Inn will be remembered at “The Life and Times of Music Inn,” a multimedia celebration at The Mount on Friday, August 25, at 3pm, as part of the year-long Lenox 250th Celebration. The event will feature stories, video, audio tracks, memorabilia, and other Music Inn memories. From 1950 to 1979,…

Royal Jelly Jive Brings Brassy Gypsy-Soul to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – San Francisco-based Royal Jelly Jive brings its soulful, brassy party music to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, August 25, at 9pm. Fronted by the streetwise, soulful vocals of Lauren Bjelde, Royal Jelly Jive plays a fusion of the jumpin’ jive of the 1940s, brass band music of the 1950s and ‘60s, and…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, August 16-20, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a legend of postmodern dance; Shakespeare outdoors; Frances McDormand and Suzzy Roche get early Shaker spiritual; abstract art at the Clark, and a whole lot more.     TRISHA BROWN DANCE PAYS TRIBUTE to FOUNDER at JACOB’S PILLOW…