BerkshireWeekend

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

Locos Por Juana Brings Grammy-Nominated Latin Funk to Helsinki Hudson

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(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Grammy Award-nominated Latin funk group Locos Por Juana brings its unique fusion of Latin dance, hip-hop, reggae and funk to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, July 5, at 9pm. The Miami-based group, which aptly describes its dance-groove music as “island swing,” plays a funky, pan-Latin, horn-inflected amalgam of Afro-Caribbean sounds rooted in…

Paul Cebar Brings Eclectic, World-Beat Roots-Rock to Helsinki Hudson

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(HUDSON, N.Y.) - Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound bring their funky brand of world-beat-influenced rock ‘n’ roll to Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, July 3, at 8pm. Cebar’s quirky take on bluesy rock with an underpinning of R&B and jump blues, laced with his witty vocals, buzzfeed guitar licks, and gritty percussion raised on African, Latin and Caribbean influences, is like a Midwestern version…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, July 2-8, 2014

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 'Gnawa,' (photo Todd Rosenberg)

  HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO OFFERS GLOBAL PROGRAM at JACOB’S PILLOW (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. Dances include the dramatic…

Clark Art Institute Marks New Era on Fourth of July

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(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…