(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Nearly 50 years to the date when Arlo Guthrie and his pal, Rick Robbins, were arrested by Stockbridge Police Officer Bill Obanhein, setting into motion a cross-platform series of cultural events that has made “Alice’s Restaurant” nearly as much a Thanksgiving tradition as eating turkey, Guthrie will be on hand for a screening of the 1969 film, “Alice’s Restaurant,” based on his song “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” about the events of that day and how they wound up saving him from the Vietnam-era draft and certain death, at the Mahaiwe on Wednesday, November 25, at 7pm.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Hudson’s own Tommy Stinson, a co-founder of the legendary post-punk outfit the Replacements and a touring member of Guns n’ Roses, inaugurates “Friday Night Is Killing Me,” a series of events he will host featuring surprise musical guests at Club Helsinki Hudson on Wednesday, November 25, at 8pm. The shows will be filmed to capture the spontaneous magic that happens when Stinson, a cult indie-rock figure in his own right as a rock singer-songwriter, as well as a sometime member of Soul Asylum, meshes his personality and considerable musical chops on bass, guitar, and vocals with an ever-changing lineup of musical friends and collaborators. The shows will have an informal feel and will emphasize plenty of musical and verbal give-and-take between Stinson and company.
RACE BROOK REVIVES SWING NIGHT SERIES with REGIONAL FAVES ONE STRAW REVOLUTION
(SHEFFIELD, Mass.) – Regional swing outfit One Straw Revolution will help Race Brook Lodge revive its Swing Night with a reunion concert in the Barn Space at Race Brook on Saturday, November 28, at 8pm. One Straw Revolution is well known by the southern Berkshire community, which frequently swung to the group’s rhythms in the late 1990s at the the Old Egremont Club. In this father-son band, Jonathan Suters plays guitar, his father Roger Suters, plays bass, Max MacVeety plays drums, with his father, Bobby MacVeety on guitar and vocals.
(KINGSTON, N.Y.) – Grammy Award and Juno Award-winning artist Sarah McLachlan, the pop-rock singer-songwriter who founded Lilith Fair in 1997, performs at the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) on Sunday, November 29 at 7:30pm. With over 25 years in the recording industry, Sarah McLachlan is a multi-platinum singer and songwriter best known for her intimate vocals and confessional lyrics.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The annual Basilica Farm & Flea, the Thanksgiving marketplace held at Basilica Hudson, created as an alternative to “Black Friday” culture by bringing together a collection of products from a diverse group of about 125 regional makers, farmers, chefs and vintage collectors, takes place over three days from Friday, November 27, through Sunday, November 29.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Following up on his August tribute to R&B legend Junior Walker, jazz legend Don Byron brings his group of musician friends back to Club Helsinki Hudson for an encore performance featuring the music of Walker, Ray Charles, and other soul, funk and jazz artists, on Saturday, November 28, at 9pm. Joining Byron is an all-star cast of New York City and Woodstock-based musical talent, including vocalist Dean Bowman, keyboardist Pete Levin, bassist Scott Petito, guitarist Matt Finck, and superstar drummer Zachary Alford, known for his work with David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, the B-52s, and Simi Stone.