BerkshireWeekend

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

Brian Sanders JUNK to Open Chatham Dance Festival at PS21

Brian Sanders Junk American Standard

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – The month-long Chatham Dance Festival at PS21 kicks off with Brian Sanders JUNK on Friday and Saturday, August 7 and 8, at 8pm. Known for their ingenious use of found objects and clever inventions, this Philadelphia-based company bridges the gap between dance and physical theater. “I love dance as much as everything…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, July 29-Aug 2, 2015

Katryna and Nerissa Nields

MIRO QUARTET to PLAY SCHUBERT and BEETHOVEN at TANNERY POND (NEW LEBANON, N.Y.) –  The Miro Quartet will perform a program featuring works by Schubert and Beethoven in the Tannery Pond Concert Series at the Darrow School on Saturday, August 1, at 8pm. The dynamic quartet, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will be playing…

Bang on a Can Marathon Concludes Festival at MASS MoCA

Bang on a Can Marathon

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – The 14th annual Bang on a Can Summer Marathon, a six-hour day-night boundary-busting festival finale featuring 50-plus musicians and composers from around the world, will bring to a close this summer’s Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA on Saturday, August 1, 2015, starting at 4pm and running…

Scheinfeld to Discuss Borscht Belt Photos at Yiddish Book Center

Persian Room, Pine Hotel, South Fallsburg, NY (Marisa Scheinfeld photo)

(AMHERST, Mass.) – Photographer Marisa Scheinfeld will give a talk about her exhibit Echoes from the Borscht Belt: Contemporary Photographs at the Yiddish Book Center on Sunday, August 2, at 2pm. The exhibit of large-scale photographs documenting the dramatic decline of the once-popular resort area is at the Yiddish Book Center’s Brechner Gallery through November…

Judy Collins Headlines Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Katryna and Nerissa Nields

(HILLSDALE, N.Y.) – Judy Collins, Garnet Rogers, Susan Werner, Nerissa and Katryna Nields, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, June Rich, and the Duhks headline the 27th annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, taking place at Dodds Farm from Friday through Sunday, July 31 to August 2, 2015. The festival includes concerts and workshops, hours of dancing…

JP Harris Brings Honkytonk Sounds to Helsinki Hudson

JP Harris

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Nashville-based JP Harris & the Tough Choices bring their classic country and honkytonk sounds to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, July 31, at 9pm. Rolling Stone named JP Harris one of fall 2014’s “Country Tours Not To Miss” as well as one of “21 Must-See Country Acts at SXSW 2015.” The song…

Miro Quartet to Play Schubert and Beethoven at Tannery Pond

Miro Quartet

(NEW LEBANON, N.Y.) – The Miro Quartet will perform a program featuring works by Schubert and Beethoven in the Tannery Pond Concert Series at the Darrow School on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at 8pm. The dynamic quartet, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will be playing Schubert’s Quartet in G major, No. 15 and Beethoven’s…

Rogovoy’s ‘Rockin’ the Shtetl’ to Receive CR10 Staging with Ryder Cooley

Zunser and band

(LINLITHGO, N.Y.) – “Rockin’ the Shtetl,” a multimedia presentation by Seth Rogovoy, based on a novel-in-progress of the same title exploring the affinities between 19th-century Eastern European Yiddish songwriters and musicians and 20th century American Jewish folk-rock poets and protest singers, will have a work-in-progress showing at CR10 Arts on Sunday, August 23, at 4pm.…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, July 22-26, 2015

Jen Chapin

CHAPIN FAMILY REUNION in TWO-NIGHT RESIDENCY at GUTHRIE CENTER (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Chapin Family Reunion, featuring performances by Tom Chapin, the Jen Chapin Trio, and the Chapin Sisters, will perform two nights at the Guthrie Center on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, at 8pm each night. The program is in memory…