(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — After a weeklong residency at the cultural laboratory, Daniel Wohl presents a work-in-progress performance of Holographic, a “multi-sensory audience experience” featuring a blend of acoustic instruments and rich electronic creations, accompanied by artist Daniel Schwarz’s lush visuals, in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Saturday, January 16, at 8pm. Created by Paris-born and Brooklyn-based Wohl, who “blurs the line between electronic and acoustic instrumentation and seemingly melts both elements into a greater organic whole” (WNYC), the music incorporates an improbable combination of sounds, inspired by new ideas in modern science and humanity’s symbiotic relationship with technological creations.
(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) — Norman Rockwell Museum will present The Pullman Porter: Norman Rockwell’s ‘Boy in Dining Car’, a talk and brunch to be held on Sunday, January 17, at 11 am. Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, the Museum’s Deputy Director and Chief Curator, will take an in-depth look at Norman Rockwell’s 1946 Saturday Evening Post cover, “Boy in Dining Car,” in time for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Massachusetts-based indie-folk quartet Darlingside brings its singular four-part harmonies and classically influenced chamber-pop to Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, January 14, at 8pm. . The group’s most recent album, “Birds Say,” is the first to capture fully the soaring arrangements, sophisticated harmonies, and rousing rhythms, making the group a kind of missing link between Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and Mumford & Sons. Vermont-based DuPont Brothers will open the show.
(GHENT, N.Y) – Fold and unfold, a solo exhibition of sculptures and drawings by Anne Lindberg opens at Omi’s Visitors Center & Gallery with a reception on Saturday, January 16, from 1 to 3pm. Lindberg works with an expanded definition of drawing languages, and is influenced by the resurgence of drawing in contemporary art. The exhibition will conclude on Saturday, March 12, at 7pm with a special performance event featuring “hyperpianist” Denman Maroney.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Hudson’s own Bindlestiff Family Cirkus continues its wintertime tradition of hosting a monthly cabaret, featuring a variety of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers, at Club Helsinki Hudson with four shows: its adult-oriented cabaret on the fourth Saturday of each month, kicking off at 9pm on Saturday, January 16, 2016; continuing on Saturday, February 20; and again on Saturday, March 19; plus a Sunday matinee show on March 20 geared to the entire family. The January show will include appearances by musical artist Tony Kieraldo, female impersonator Bernie Brandall, and electric ecdysiast and burlesque star Pinkie Special. Also on tap are comedy favorites Fly By Night, aerial acrobat Jason Mejias, and Bindlestiff cofounders Keith Nelson and Stephanie Monseu.