BerkshireWeekend

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

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, May 4-7, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a play reading; a Nordic folk duo; a guitar quartet; a cabaret legend; 17th century Dutch painting; and a whole lot more.   WAM THEATRE’S READING of ‘REALLY’ at NO. SIX DEPOT (WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – “Really” by Jackie…

WAM Theatre’s Reading of ‘Really’ at No. Six Depot

(WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – “Really” by Jackie Sibblies Drury will be read at No. Six Depot Roastery and Café on Sunday, May 7, at 3:30pm, as part of the WAM Theatre 2017 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series. Time Out New York called the play “an unnerving study of art as pollution, distraction from a world…

Cabaret Legend Steve Ross Brings Standards to the Clark

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) — Noted singer and pianist Steve Ross bring his repertoire celebrating the pre-rock American popular songbook, Broadway show tunes, and classic standards at the Clark Art Institute on Sunday, May 7 at 3pm in the auditorium. The concert is a prelude to the Clark’s summer exhibition, Orchestrating Elegance: Alma-Tadema and Design, opening June…

My Bubba Brings Nordic Folk to MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Scandinavian folk duo My Bubba brings its soft, soulful, sensual music to Club B10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, May 6, at 8pm. Bennington, Vt.-based singer-songwriter Jacqui Alpine warms up the crowd for My Bubba. My Larsdotter and Bubba Tomasdottir are My Bubba. Bubba and My met by chance when they…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, April 26-30, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including the pen behind Norah Jones’s hit songs; Baroque works for organ and brass; photography from Burma; two hot young comedians; a new-folk roots-music legend; 17th century Dutch painting; and a whole lot more.       NORAH JONES SONGWRITER…

Emma Willman Brings Standup Act to the Colonial

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Emma Willmann, one of the New York comedy scene’s fast risers, delivers her signature standup in the Garage at the Colonial Theatre on Thursday, April 27, at 7:30pm, as part of the Comedy Garage series. New Hampshire-based comic Nick Lavallee will warm up the crowd for Willman. In the past two years,…

Greg Brown to Bring Grammy-Nominated Roots-Folk to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Greg Brown brings his roots-oriented original songs to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, April 28, at 9pm. Brown is one of the titans of the new-folk movement of the early-mid 1980s, a mostly acoustic, back-to-the-roots scene that rebelled against the slick folk-rock of the previous decade, while anticipating the…

Baroque Works for Organ with Brass at First United Methodist

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Works by Bach, Charpentier, Clarke, Purcell, and others will be performed in the Berkshire Bach series at First United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 29, at 5pm. The concert showcases works that pair Baroque organ with brass. Organist Brink Bush will be joined by Eric Berlin and Richard Watson on trumpets. Baroque…

Norah Jones Songwriter Jesse Harris to Perform at Egremont 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 Egremont Barn on Saturday April 29, at 8pm. Originally from New York City, Jesse Harris is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer of artists from all over the…