Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, March 7-10, 2013

 

Istvan Banyai, “Objectivity,” 2011. ©Istvan Banyai. All rights reserved.

Istvan Banyai, “Objectivity,” 2011. ©Istvan Banyai. All rights reserved.

HUNGARIAN-BORN ILLUSTRATOR ISTVAN BANYAI GETS NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM SHOWCASE

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) — An exhibition devoted to the work of Hungarian-born artist Istvan Banyai opens at Norman Rockwell Museum on Saturday, March 9, 2013, and runs through Sunday, May 5, 2013, as part of the museum’s Distinguished Illustrator Series. Banyai’s striking imagery has appeared on the covers and pages of rhe New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, the New York Times, GQ and Esquire, and in work for Absolut Vodka, Nickelodeon, MTV Europe and Encyclopedia Britannica. The artist is also the creator of such acclaimed children’s picture books as “Zoom,” “Re-Zoom,” “The Other Side,” and “REM,” whose unexpected perspectives have made him one of the most original and iconoclastic illustrators today.

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Mamie Minch

Mamie Minch

OLD STYLE ACOUSTIC BLUES SINGER-GUITARIST MAMIE MINCH PERFORMS at MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – The first thing you notice about Mamie Minch is her impossibly deep, dark and dusky voice, which is totally belied by her sunny, fresh 32-year-old face. Minch, who is an old-style blues guitarist in the tradition of Rory Block and Hazel Dickens before her, performs accompanied by her full band in MASS MoCA‘s Club B-10 on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 8 pm.

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The Berkshire Symphony

The Berkshire Symphony

BERKSHIRE SYMPHONY to TACKLE STRAVINSKY’S ‘RITE OF SPRING’

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – The Berkshire Symphony, in collaboration with the departments of Music, Dance, and Theatre at Williams College, will stage a multifaceted presentation of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring to celebrate the centennial of this groundbreaking work, on Friday, March 8, 2013, at 8 p.m., and on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., on the MainStage of the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance on the Williams College campus. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are necessary.

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Acclaimed Irish writer Colm Tóibín to speak with Fintan O’Toole, a leading Irish editor, writer, and critic, in the Lásló Z. Bitó ’60 Auditorium (Room 103) of the Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation on Thursday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m. (photo Steve Pyke)

Colm Tóibín (photo Steve Pyke)

FAMED IRISH WRITER COLM TÓIBÍN to SPEAK at BARD COLLEGE

(ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.) – Colm Tóibín, the acclaimed Irish writer and author of numerous award-winning novels, short stories, plays and essays, will speak about his work with Fintan O’Toole, a leading Irish editor, writer, and critic, in the Lásló Z. Bitó ’60 Auditorium (Room 103) of the Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation at Bard College on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. A reception will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public.

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Fast food vies with slow food in 'Edible City'

Fast food vies with slow food in ‘Edible City’

FREE FOOD- AND FARM-THEMED FILM FESTIVAL at IMAGES CINEMA

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Fresh Fest, a food- and farm-themed film festival, featuring four films documenting effort at creating and maintaining a sustainable food supply, takes place at Images Cinema on Saturday, March 9, and Sunday, March 10, 2013. The free screenings include Growing Hope Against Hunger on Saturday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m.; Edible City, on Saturday, March 9 at 1 p.m.; More Than Honey, on Saturday, March 9 at 4:30 p.m.; and A Home Movie: Rhodes Family Documentary, on Sunday, March 10, at 4 p.m. Each film will feature a local guest speaker.

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