BerkshireWeekend

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

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Mar 2-6, 2016

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A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshires region, including ‘psychedelic cinema’ at MASS MoCA; classical music at Williams and Simon’s Rock; poet laureate Robert Hass at Williams; new artworks at MCLA Gallery 51 and Berkshire Museum; and the album release concert for the Seth Rogovoy-produced effort, “Dust Bowl…

Violinist Joana Genova, Pianist Vassily Primakov Perform at Williams

Joan Genova and Heather Braun

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Violinist Joana Genova and pianist Vassily Primakov are featured guests in a weekend of free concerts at Williams College. Genova joins violinist Heather Braun and pianist Michael Brown in a trio concert featuring works by Prokofiev, Ysaye, Moszkowski, Shostakovich, and de Sarasate on Saturday, March 5, at 4pm in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall,…

Dust Bowl Faeries Celebrate New Album at Helsinki Hudson

Dust Bowl Faeries

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Hudson’s own Dust Bowl Faeries, a gothic chamber-folk outfit led by interdisciplinary artist Ryder Cooley, celebrates the release of its eponymous debut album at Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, March 6, at 8pm. The band will be joined by a handful of guest musicians who appear on the album, which will be…

Work by Architect Stephen Dietemann Featured in Berkshire Museum Exhibit

Conzett House by Stephen Dietemann (photo Paul Puiia)

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – An innovative exhibition of the work of Berkshire architect Stephen Dietemann, along with that of three photographers who have documented his work, goes on view in the BerkshireNow gallery space at the Berkshire Museum on Saturday, March 5, and will remain on display through Sunday, May 22, 2016. There will be a…

Works by Karen Moss on View at MCLA Gallery 51

'Broken Promises' (2014) by Karen Moss

  (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – “What’s Next?,” an exhibition of artwork by Karen Moss, opens at MCLA Gallery 51 on Thursday, March 3, with a free, opening reception from 5 to 7pm. The show, on display through April 24, showcases Moss’s most recent work, which appropriates materials and imagery from everyday life. Moss created the…

Ken Winokur Brings Vintage ‘Psychedelic Cinema’ to MASS MoCA

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(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — Alloy Orchestra mastermind Ken Winokur brings his new film and live music project Psychedelic Cinema, which revitalizes cult filmmaker Ken Brown’s Super 8 films from the late 1960s (once used as light shows for Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, and Sly Stone), to Club B10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, March…

Twang-Rocker Sarah Borges Celebrates New Album at Club Helsinki Hudson

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(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Boston-based twang-rocker Sarah Borges launches her new album, “Good and Dirty,” at Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, February 26, at 9pm. Borges brings a full band with her – including producer Eric “Roscoe” Ambel – to introduce her audience to her new music as well as old favorites. Borges mines early rock…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 24-28, 2016

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A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshires region, including a new music-theater production at MASS MoCA by an avant-garde all-star team; Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn at the Colonial in Pittsfield; acclaimed contemporary violist Nadia Sirota at Williams; the final weekend of Barrington Stage’s 10X10 New Play…