BerkshireWeekend

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

Clark Art Institute Marks New Era on Fourth of July

Clark Campus from Stone Hill

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – In a declaration of independence from its past, the Clark Art Institute opens its newly renovated and expanded campus to the public on Friday, July 4, 2014, immediately following the town’s Fourth of July parade. The doors to the Clark will open at 1pm to all; admission is free, the galleries will…

Truth vs. Fiction Parlor Game at MASS MoCA

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(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – A time-tested parlor game becomes a performance when a hilarious troupe of Brooklyn storytellers play “Two Truths and a Lie” at Club B-10 (in its alternative home at the Dré Wapenaar Pavilion) at MASS MoCA on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at 8pm. Blending fiction with memoir around an American history theme,…

Amanda Palmer, Molly Ringwald, Meow Meow, Justin Vivian Bond Headline Bard Spiegeltent

Molly Ringwald (photo Collette Lash)

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) — Justin Vivian Bond kicks off the 2014 Bard SummerScape festival’s Spiegeltent program on Thursday, July 3, 2014, in a season that features such internationally acclaimed cabaret artists as Amanda Palmer, Molly Ringwald, Meow Meow, and Joey Arias. Other acts this summer include Weimar New York, the ever-popular Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, and folksinger…

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Offers Global Program at Jacob’s Pillow

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (photo Todd Rosenberg)

(BECKET, Mass) – Popular contemporary company Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will present a program featuring global influences at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in the Ted Shawn Theatre in an extended seven-show engagement from Wednesday, July 2, through Sunday, July 6, 2014. Dances include the dramatic Mediterranean-inspired Gnawa, by Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato and featuring North…

Ring Lardner/George S. Kaufman Classic Opens WTF Season

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(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF) kicks off its summer season with a production of the Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman 1929 classic comic romance “June Moon,” running Wednesday, July 2, 2014, through Sunday, July 13, on the Mainstage. Based on the Lardner short story “Some Like Them Cold,” about a love affair…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, June 25-30, 2014

Debra Jo Rupp

  TRISHA BROWN DANCE BRINGS FAREWELL TOUR to BARD (ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) -  The Trisha Brown Dance Company kicks off the  annual Bard SummerScape Festival with three performances of Proscenium Works: 1979–2011 this Friday, June 27, at 7:30pm, through Saturday, June 28 at 2pm and 7:30pm, in the Fisher Center. The program features the final creation…

Trey McIntyre Project Takes Final Bow at Jacob’s Pillow

Trey McIntyre Project

(BECKET, Mass) – Trey McIntyre Project will make its final appearance as a fulltime dance ensemble Wednesday, June 25 through Sunday, June 29, 2014, in the Ted Shawn Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. The program features The Vinegar Works: Four Dances of Moral Instruction, a new work inspired by the surreal art and writings…