BerkshireWeekend

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

Author Peter Biskind to Discuss Celebrity Journalism at Chatham Library

Peter Biskind

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Author and film critic Peter Biskind will discuss “An Insider’s View of Celebrity Journalism” as part of the monthly, free Authors & Artists Series at the Chatham Public Library on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at 3 pm. A renowned film critic for many years, Biskind is well known in Columbia County for…

Performance Artist Cynthia Hopkins Brings New One-Woman Show to Bard

Cynthia Hopkins (photo Jeff Sugg)

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – Performance artist Cynthia Hopkins brings her newest work, “A Living Documentary,” to the LUMA Theater in the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College on Friday, February 20, and Saturday, February 21, 2015, at 7:30 pm. “A Living Documentary” is a hilarious and searing reflection on the trials and tribulations…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, February 11-15, 2015

'Freedom from what' by Pops Peterson

POPS PETERSON REINVENTS ROCKWELL for SOHN FINE ART GALLERY EXHIBITION (LENOX, Mass.) – Reinventing Rockwell, a solo show featuring works by Pops Peterson, reinterprets Norman Rockwell’s artwork with contemporary views on politics, social issues, and technology. The exhibition is on view at Sohn Fine Art Gallery now through Sunday, March 15, with a reception on…

Grammy Award-Winning Ensemble Roomful of Teeth to Perform at Williams

Roomful of Teeth

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Grammy Award-winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth will perform in Thompson Memorial Chapel on the Williams College campus on Friday, February 13, 2015, at 8pm. The group will present a master class along with Williams music students on Thursday, February 12 at 4:15 pm in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Both events are free and…

Pops Peterson Reinvents Rockwell for Sohn Fine Art Gallery Exhibition

'The Problem Persists' by Pops Peterson

(LENOX, Mass.) – Reinventing Rockwell, a solo show featuring works by Pops Peterson, reinterprets Norman Rockwell’s artwork with contemporary views on politics, social issues, and technology. The exhibition is on view at Sohn Fine Art Gallery now through Sunday, March 15, with a reception on Saturday, March 7, 2015, from 4 to 6:30 pm. Reimagining…

Barrington Stage Kicks Off 10X10 New Play Festival

Playwright Emily Taplin Boyd (photo  Jordan Matter)

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Barrington Stage Company’s fourth annual 10X10 New Play Festival – featuring ten, 10-minute plays, as part of the annual 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield – kicks off on Thursday, February 12, 2015, and runs through Sunday, March 1. Playwrights represented include Chris Newbound, Emily Taplin Boyd, Christopher Innvar, and Kelly Younger.…

Jazz Legend Bobby Previte Resumes Tribute to Miles Davis at Helsinki Hudson

Bobby Previte

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Voodoo Orchestra North, led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser, bandleader and composer Bobby Previte and featuring many great upstate New York musicians, continues its regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis’s eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, “Bitches Brew,” at Club Helsinki Hudson, on Friday, February 13, 2015,…

Nicole Atkins Brings Blend of Dark Pop-Rock to Club Helsinki Hudson

Nicole Atkins

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Indie-rock singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins brings her blend of pop-fueled hooks and moody introspection to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, February 14, at 9pm, providing a perfect soundtrack for a modern-day Valentine’s Day adventure. Atkins’s unique blend of styles connects the dots from Roy Orbison to the Shangri-Las to Janis Joplin to Led…

WAM Theatre’s ‘Emilie’ Hits Road for Three Night Tour Throughout Region

Kim Stauffer and Suzanne Ankrum in 'Emilie' (photo Enrico Spada)

(LENOX, Mass.) – WAM Theatre’s production of “Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight” by Lauren Gunderson will make the rounds of three locations in the Berkshires and the Capital Region of New York, reviving this critically acclaimed enhanced staged reading this week, beginning Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 7:30 pm, at the…