BerkshireWeekend

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

Berkshire Culturals Offer Season-Long Celebration of Lincoln Memorial Centennial

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Norman Rockwell Museum, Chesterwood, and the Mahaiwe are teaming up to commemorate the centennial of the Lincoln Memorial, the centerpiece of which is The Lincoln Memorial Illustrated exhibition at Norman Rockwell Museum, on view from May 7 through September 5, 2022. Created in collaboration with Chesterwood — the historic summer home and…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (April 1-7, 2022)

The highly selective cultural highlights in our region this weekend include contemporary dance, blues, country, jazz … plus a whole lot more.   EXPERIMENTAL DANCE at THE FOUNDRY Tonight at 7:30pm choreographer Fiona Scruggs brings her multi-piece work titled “Qualia” to the Foundry in West Stockbridge, Mass. Qualia is defined as one’s own individual experience…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (Mar 25-31)

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include opera, comedy, folk, jazz … plus a whole lot more.   MID-WINTER MOZART Soprano Maria Valdes and tenor Alex McKissick will perform arias and duets written throughout Mozart’s career in “Mid-Winter Mozart,” a presentation of Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) at St. James Place in Great Barrington,…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (Mar 11-18, 2022)

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include Indian music, Irish music, Greek and Yiddish music, modern dance … plus a whole lot more. CRASH TEST DUMMIES in DALTON Left-of-center alternative rock group Crash Test Dummies — best known for lead singer Brad Robert’s impossibly low bass-baritone voice and hits including “Superman’s Song,” “Mmm…

Niki Jacobs Brings Yiddish Version of Theodorakis’s ‘Mauthausen Cycle’ to Northeast Region

Internationally acclaimed Dutch Yiddish singer Niki Jacobs will bring her Yiddish version of Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis’s “Mauthausen Cycle” to three Northeastern U.S. venues in mid-March. Performing with her classical/klezmer ensemble, Jacobs will present her Holocaust-themed program drawn from “The Ballad of Mauthausen,” also known as the “Mauthausen Cantata,” at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview, March 4-6, 2022

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include all varieties of chamber music, rock, pop, folk … plus a whole lot more.   HELEN GILLET at THE FOUNDRY Belgian-born cellist, singer, composer Helen Gillet has been described as a “whirling dervish of the cello.” Gillet brings her diverse, eclectic sounds to the Foundry in…

Regional Cultural Preview (January 21-27, 2022)

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include ballet, chamber music, jazz, comedy … plus a whole lot more.     THE LUCKY 5 BRINGS SWING-JAZZ to EGREMONT BARN On Saturday at 7:30pm, the Lucky 5 brings its hard-swinging jazz, drawing on the tradition of jazz from the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s, to the…

Regional Cultural Preview (Jan 13-19, 2022)

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include jazz, comedy, opera … plus a whole lot more.   MONOLOGUES at PS21 In early December, acclaimed playwright/director Pascal Rambert arrived at PS21 in Chatham, N.Y., from France for a weeklong residency with actors Jim Fletcher and Ismail ibn Conner, to rehearse and refine two of…