BerkshireWeekend

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

The Magnetic Fields to Premiere ‘50 Song Memoir’ at MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – After a two-week residency working on their vast new repertoire, The Magnetic Fields will premiere the material off the group’s upcoming album, “50 Song Memoir” – featuring 50 new songs written by bandleader Stephin Merritt, one for each year of his life – in a staged performance in the Hunter Center…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, November 10-13, 2016

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a concert by a Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright; the inauguration of a new venue by a living legend of Afro-Cuban jazz; a discussion with a New York Times bestselling author; a museum exhibition devoted to Saturday morning cartoon classics; and…

Dust Bowl Faeries and Luis Mojica Bring Alt-Folk to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Gothic-folk artists Dust Bowl Faeries and Luis Mojica will bring their ethereal sounds to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, November 13, at 8pm. Dust Bowl Faeries is an ethereal gothic­folk ensemble with a dark cabaret twist. The unique compositions of Dust Bowl Faeries have roots in folk, alternative, and vaudeville music. Accordion,…

Norman Rockwell Museum Salutes Saturday Morning Cartoon Team Hanna-Barbera

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – A new exhibition, “Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning,” featuring the work of the creative team behind such memorable Saturday morning cartoons as “The Yogi Bear Show,” “The Flintstones,” and the “The Jetsons,” goes on view at Norman Rockwell Museum on Saturday, November 12, and remains on display through May 29, 2017.…

Cathi Hanauer, Editor of ‘The Bitch Is Back,’ to Speak at The Mount

(LENOX, Mass.) – Writer-editor Cathi Hanauer will discuss the new book, “The Bitch is Back: Older, Wiser, and Getting Happier,” a collection of essays by writers including Kate Christensen, Sarah Crichton, Debora Spar, Ann Hood, Veronica Chambers, and Hanauer herself, at The Mount on Sunday, November 13, at 2pm, in the Drawing Room of the…

Actress-Playwright Eisa Davis to Concertize at MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – The multi-talented Eisa Davis – an acclaimed actress and Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright – sits down at the piano in Club B10 at MASS MoCA for an intimate evening of her intense, minimalist soul-pop on Saturday, November 12, at 8pm. Her shimmering, subtle sound recalls piano-playing soul singers such as Nina Simone,…

Afro-Cuban Jazz Great Arturo Sandoval to Inaugurate New Clark Art Auditorium

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Cuban-born Grammy Award-winner Arturo Sandoval and his band bring their distinctive Afro-Cuban sound to the Clark Art Institute on Saturday, November 12, as part of the Clark’s opening weekend celebration of its newly renovated Manton Research Center. The concert inaugurates the Clark’s newly renovated auditorium, which features state-of-the art sound systems and…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Nov 3-6, 2016

  A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a terrific up-and-coming indie rock band; a concert of Eastern European works for violin; a juried art show in Pittsfield; an intrepid bluegrass group, and a whole lot more. BIG THIEF BRINGS ETHEREAL GUITAR-ROCK to MASS MoCA…

‘Othering’ Exhibition Opens in Pittsfield

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – “Othering,” a juried exhibition featuring works by a diverse mix of nearly three dozen artists from around the Northeast, opens at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts on Friday, November 4, with a free reception from 5pm to 8pm. The reception takes place during Pittsfield’s monthly First Fridays Artswalk. Over a dozen…