BerkshireWeekend

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

Norah Jones Songwriter Jesse Harris to Perform at the Barn

(SOUTH EGREMONT, Mass.) – Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jesse Harris – best known for penning Norah Jones’s breakthrough hit, “Don’t Know Why,” performs with his band at the Barn at the Egremont Village Inn on Saturday, March 24, at 8pm. Originally from New York City, Jesse Harris is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer of artists from…

Contemporary Painters Conjure the Night in New Exhibit at MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – “The Lure of the Dark: Contemporary Painters Conjure the Night,” a new exhibition featuring paintings — including new commissions — by a diverse group of over a dozen contemporary artists, is on view at MASS MoCA, with a members opening reception on Saturday, March 24, at 5:30pm. Artists represented in the…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Mar 14-18, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.       AUTHORS ELIF BATUMAN, BUZZY JACKSON, and KATE REED PETTY at THE MOUNT (LENOX, Mass.) – Authors Elif Batuman, Buzzy Jackson, and Kate Reed Petty, 2018 Edith Wharton Writers-in-Residence, celebrate their time spent at The Mount…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Mar 8-11, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR BRINGS ECSTATIC POST-ROCK to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Godspeed You! Black Emperor brings its magnificent blend of classical minimalism and post-rock to the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA in a…

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Brings Ecstatic Post-Rock to MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Godspeed You! Black Emperor brings its magnificent blend of classical minimalism and post-rock to the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA in a multimedia concert on Saturday, March 10, at 8pm. Founded in Montreal in the early 1990s, Godspeed’s “Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven” is hailed as a modern…

Merlin and Polina Shepherd to Bring Global Klezmer Sounds to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The world-renowned Merlin and Polina Shepherd Klezmer Duo brings its innovative blend of world music, jazz, classical, Islamic, Russian, Yiddish, and klezmer sounds to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, April 8, at 7pm, as part of the Rogovoy Salon, the music and literary series curated and hosted by cultural journalist and music critic Seth…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 28-Mar 5, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.   EMILY MURE BRINGS FOLK-POP to THE BARN (SOUTH EGREMONT, Mass.) – Singer-songwriter Emily Mure brings her original folk-pop to the Barn at the Egremont Village Inn on Saturday, March 3, at 8pm. Mure combines nakedly transparent vocals,…

Emily Mure Brings Folk-Pop to The Barn

(SOUTH EGREMONT, Mass.) – Singer-songwriter Emily Mure brings her original folk-pop to the Barn at the Egremont Village Inn on Saturday, March 3, at 8pm. Mure combines nakedly transparent vocals, classical training, a diverse musical background, and a gift for vulnerable, heartfelt songwriting into a highly personal, alluring sound. New York City native Emily Mure…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 21-25, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     SINKANE BRINGS GLOBAL FUNK-FUSION to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, MASS.) – Sinkane brings his electrifying, socially conscious, world-funk sextet to Club B10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, February 24, at 8pm. The London-born, Sudan- and Ohio-raised…

Sinkane Brings Global Funk-Fusion to MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, MASS.) – Sinkane brings his electrifying, socially conscious, world-funk sextet to Club B10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, February 24, at 8pm. The London-born, Sudan- and Ohio-raised Ahmed Gallab aka Sinkane incorporates a wealth of musical influences in his unique, horn-laced soul fusion, reflecting his global background, with bits of Afro-pop, alt-rock, soul,…