(LENOX, Mass.) – Award-winning playwright David Ives’s new adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s classic farce, The Liar, opens on Friday, February 1, 2013, and runs through Sunday, March 24, 2013, in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox. The production, directed by founding member Kevin G. Coleman, follows up last winter’s run of Molière’s The Learned Ladies.
(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Brooklyn-based dance-rock outfit Superhuman Happiness brings its unique combination of funky Afrobeat and infectious electronica to MASS MoCA‘s Club B-10 into Dance Club B-10 on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 8 p.m. Featuring multiple instrumentalists including charismatic percussionists and brass players, the group boasts a big sound and joyful spirit. Its “physical, cinematic dance rock” vibrates through melody and rhythm in upbeat, feel-good stage shows.
R&B SINGER MAYA AZUCENA and NEW ORLEANS GROUP HEADLINE MCLA BLUES and FUNK FEST
(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — R&B/hip hop artist Maya Azucena and New Orleans funk group Khris Royal and Dark Matters headline MCLA’s 8th annual Blues and Funk Festival on Friday, February 1, 2013, and Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the Venable Gymnasium on the MCLA campus. Also performing in the festival are the local blues outfit Arthur Holmes Band and the award-winning MCLA step team, NEXXUS.
(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – February’s First Fridays Artswalk in downtown Pittsfield takes place on Friday, February 1, 2013, from 5pm to 8pm, and features twenty two locations and over forty artists, including open studios, artist receptions, sneak previews of 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival shows, the opportunity to create your own hand-printed valentine, a free guided tour, and hot cocoa.
(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – On two consecutive Saturdays, February 2 and 9, 2013, at 10 a.m., Berkshire Museum brings author Barbara Krauthamer for an exploration of the question, “What did freedom look like?” through a visual narrative based on her newest book, Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery.