BerkshireWeekend

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

Camille A. Brown & Dancers to Perform at Williams

Camille A. Brown

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Camille A. Brown & Dancers perform a new work about black female identity at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance at Williams College on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at 8pm. Using Angela Davis’ book “Blues Legacies and Black Feminism” and Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” as inspiration, the multimedia work, performed…

‘In Darfur’ to Get New England Premiere by WAM at Shakespeare & Co.

Tricia Alexandro

(LENOX, Mass.) – WAM Theatre will present the New England premiere of “In Darfur” by Winter Miller at Shakespeare & Company in the Berry Family Studio of the Elayne P. Bernstein Center from Thursday, October 30, through Sunday, November 16, 2014. Each performance of the play is followed by a conversation with a noted expert…

The Big Takeover Brings Jamaican Riddims to Helsinki Hudson

Big Takeover

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Upstate New York’s ska-reggae outfit the Big Takeover brings its Jamaican riddims to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, October 24, at 9pm. The group’s third album, “Children of the Rhythm” boasts the band’s signature blend of upbeat, horn-inflected ska, deep, funky reggae grooves, soulful melodies, and dub dropouts. Born at SUNY-New Paltz…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Oct 22-26, 2014

Allen Toussaint and Preservation Hall Jazz Band

NEW ORLEANS LEGEND ALLEN TOUSSAINT LEADS PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, who between them encapsulate a century of New Orleans music, perform in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Thursday, October 23, at 8pm. While names like Dr. John and…

‘Secret Science Club’ to Unveil Mysteries of Universe at MASS MoCA

secret science club image

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – The Secret Science Club, a regular gathering in New York City featuring mind-bending lectures, volatile experiments, and thematic chemical libations, makes its MASS MoCA debut in Club B-10 on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 8pm, with a screening of “Particle Fever,” a “dazzling, dizzying documentary” that follows six high-energy scientists as…

American Symphony to Play Schubert and Chopin at Bard

Marina Kysla

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y. ) – Works by Schubert and Chopin are on tap for the opening concert for the 2014–15 season of the American Symphony Orchestra (ASO) in the Fisher Center at Bard College on Friday, October 24, and Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 8 p.m. The program includes Fryderyk Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in…

FilmColumbia Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Screenings, Panels, Expansion to Hudson

Julianne Moore in 'Still Alice'

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – The five-day FilmColumbia festival – running Wednesday, October 22, 2014 through Sunday, October 26, 2014 – celebrates its 15th anniversary with screenings of internationally award-winning films and film-related activities in both Chatham and Hudson. This year’s festival features an array of prize-winning films and audience favorites from prestigious international film festivals including…