Events

Sep
21
Thu
Gt. Barrington, MA–Poetry & Fiction Series: Donika Kelly @ Blodgett House, Bard College at Simon's Rock
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm

Donika Kelly’s debut collection Bestiary was selected by Nikky Finney for the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and long listed for the National Book Award. She holds an MFA in Writing from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University. She is a Cave Canem graduate fellow and a June Fellow of the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in various journals including Tin House, Indiana Review, and Virginia Quarterly Review. She is an Assistant Professor at St. Bonaventure University.

 

Sep
22
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Fall Birding at Canoe Meadows with MA Audubon Staff @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader
Audience: Adult Members & Nonmembers: Free
Spring and fall are the best seasons to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. At Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in Pittsfield, walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands, observing changes in bird species each week. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome. These programs are offered free of charge thanks to generous donor sponsorship. Registration not required.

Kent, CT–2017 Fall Festival @ The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

ADMISSION FEES: $10 for adults/teens, $5 children age 6-12, free for children age 5 or less. Free for CAMA members.

Our restored drag saw will be demonstrated, as well as our American #1 sawmill. Both have plenty of logs to be cut. There will be demonstrations throughout the weekend of the sawmill, as well as our other wood handling machinery including an antique planer and a splitter. All this in our consolidated wood handling area at the north end of the exhibit field.

Skip Kern, our lead man in the Blacksmith Shop, plans a full weekend of demonstrations along with a number of other area blacksmiths setting up shop in and near ours.

There has been much cosmetic improvement in our Industrial Hall of Steam. Come see the improved appearance and stay for the live demonstrations of our various antique steam engines. We will be running the Nagle-Corliss engine that saw its operational debut at our 2015 show.

Take a ride on Hawaii Railway #5, a restored 1925 Baldwin narrow gauge locomotive. As always, the ride is free and as always the running of #5 is subject to weather and the will of the machinery gods.

See the progress in the latest addition to the CT Museum of Mining and Mineral Science. John Pawloski and a dedicated team have been hard at work preparing special new exhibits for this substantial addition.

Besides all of CAMA’s permanent exhibits, the grounds will be filled with vendors and outside exhibitors that have brought items to be sold, or shown off.

Stockbridge, MA–Berkshire Chamber Players @ Stockbridge Library
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm

 

Tickets will be available at the Library on a first-come, first-served basis; space is limited. Tickets are $15 each; $10 for students with valid student ID; or $40 for tickets to all three concerts in the series. Call the Library at 413-298-5501 with any questions.

Program:
Suite for Cello and Harp – Lou Harrison
Passacaglia for Violin and Viola – Handel/arranged Halvorsen
Terzetto in C, Op. 74 for 2 Violins and Viola – Dvorak
Fantaisie for Violin and Harp – Saint-Saens
String Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96 “American Quartet” – Dvorak
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Stockbridge, MA–Berkshire Chamber Players Performance @ Stockbridge Library
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm

The Stockbridge Library is thrilled to present a Berkshire Chamber Players concert series.

Tickets will be available at the Library on a first-come, first-served basis; space is limited. Tickets are $15 each; $10 for students with valid student ID; or $40 for tickets to all three concerts in the series.
Call the Library at 413-298-5501 with any questions.

Program:
Suite for Cello and Harp – Lou Harrison
Passacaglia for Violin and Viola – Handel/arranged Halvorsen
Terzetto in C, Op. 74 for 2 Violins and Viola – Dvorak
Fantaisie for Violin and Harp – Saint-Saens
String Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96 “American Quartet” – Dvorak

Sep
23
Sat
2017 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 80 FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTRY, CT
Sep 23 all-day
SHEFFIELD, MA–Town Forest Event–Woods and Trails: A Pathway Forward @ Sheffield Town Park
Sep 23 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

A family friendly Celebration of the Town of Sheffield–
for Berkshire County residents, Community Groups,
Natural Resource Professionals, and Environmental
Educators. This event aims to highlight and inspire
other communities of the values of sustainable
community forestry in Massachusetts.
Participants will have the opportunity to partake
in Guided Field Tours that will give an overview
of Sheffield Town Forests as well as visits to local
businesses that use wood products.

For Event Registration and Information:
Please contact Tom Ryan, DCR Service Forester: 413-784-1828 x 123 or email tom.ryan@state.ma.us

A conference for Municipalities, Community Groups, Natural Resource Professionals, and Environmental Educators

Field Tours will Highlight–
Sustainable Forest Management
Timber Harvesting
Wildlife Habitat Management
Invasive Plant Control
Trail Creation

Local Businesses Featuring–
Wood Heating
Raw Wood Materials
Specialty Wood Products
Demonstrations will include
portable sawmilling, wood working
and timber framing.

Hosted by the MA Dept. of Conservation & Recreation, Town of Sheffield, Sheffield Land Trust and MA Forest Alliance, with generous support from the MA Forest Stewardship Program and USDA Forest Service

 

 

 

Kent, CT–2017 Fall Festival @ The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

ADMISSION FEES: $10 for adults/teens, $5 children age 6-12, free for children age 5 or less. Free for CAMA members.

Our restored drag saw will be demonstrated, as well as our American #1 sawmill. Both have plenty of logs to be cut. There will be demonstrations throughout the weekend of the sawmill, as well as our other wood handling machinery including an antique planer and a splitter. All this in our consolidated wood handling area at the north end of the exhibit field.

Skip Kern, our lead man in the Blacksmith Shop, plans a full weekend of demonstrations along with a number of other area blacksmiths setting up shop in and near ours.

There has been much cosmetic improvement in our Industrial Hall of Steam. Come see the improved appearance and stay for the live demonstrations of our various antique steam engines. We will be running the Nagle-Corliss engine that saw its operational debut at our 2015 show.

Take a ride on Hawaii Railway #5, a restored 1925 Baldwin narrow gauge locomotive. As always, the ride is free and as always the running of #5 is subject to weather and the will of the machinery gods.

See the progress in the latest addition to the CT Museum of Mining and Mineral Science. John Pawloski and a dedicated team have been hard at work preparing special new exhibits for this substantial addition.

Besides all of CAMA’s permanent exhibits, the grounds will be filled with vendors and outside exhibitors that have brought items to be sold, or shown off.

Salisbury, CT– “Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their Histories, Memories and Legacy” talk @ Scoville Library
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm

Marty Podskoch, Author and historian, will talk about the Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps

CONTACT: 860-435-2838   or   scovillelibrary.org
COST: Free

SALISBURY The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was formed in 1933 as part of President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” to alleviate poverty and unemployment during the Great Depression. Twenty-one camps were established in Connecticut towns and state parks. The workers built trails, roads, campsites, and dams. They stocked fish; built and maintained fire tower observer’s cabins and telephone lines, fought fires; and planted millions of trees. A decade later in 1942 the CCC disbanded as men were mobilized to fight in WW II. Author and historian Marty Podskoch discusses his book “Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their Histories, Memories and Legacy”. Podskoch, has written eight books, three on fire towers including Fire Towers of the Catskills: Their History and Lore, and Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore. He also wrote two volumes of Adirondack Stories and his book, The Adirondack 102 Club: Your Passport & Guide to the North Country, is rated the “Best Selling Travel Book,” in the Adirondacks. His two books on the CCC are Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps and now Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps. Podskoch reveals fascinating stories of these camps, the men who inhabited them, and the conservation and construction work they undertook. The program is presented as a collaboration of the Salisbury Association Historical Society and the Scoville Memorial Library. It takes place at the Scoville Library at 4:00 pm Saturday September 24.

Stockbridge, MA–Speaker Series: Brendan Mathews, Author of “The World of Tomorrow”
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm

Author Brendan Mathews will read from and sign copies of his debut novel, The World of Tomorrow.

Fleeing Ireland for New York City after stealing a small fortune from the IRA, three brothers immerse themselves in the cultural and political tensions of 1939, only to find their lives falling apart when they are tracked down by a hired assassin. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called the book “a remarkably fast and exhilarating read, reminiscent of Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. This one grabs the reader from the beginning to its suspenseful climax….A masterful debut novel.”

 

Pittsfield, MA–“Fairies & Foam Beerfest” Enchanted Berkshires: Where Fairies Dance” @ Arrowhead Museum--Home of Herman Melville
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On September 23, come to Arrowhead! Pipers piping, Fairies dancing! Sip a brew, munch Fairy-approved nibbles, visit the Fairy House Garden Village!

Selection of finger foods provided by Jim Nejaime of SPIRITED, Lenox; beers from Craft Brewers Guild.

Cost of $75/ per person includes tastings, one free beer, and a hand-craft mug created for the occasion. Views of Mt. Greylock are free!

Costumes encouraged – come as an elf, gnome, pixie, wizard, or fairy. Prizes!

Fairy Queen WindRose Morris will be in attendance, Nancy Tunicliffe provides the piping, the Lenox Mountain String Band provides the fairy music.

For information or to reserve your place, e-mail fairies@berkshirehistory.org or phone 413.442.1793 x12

In other news – the Fairy House Garden Village is open every day, 10 -5. Tour guide booklet is $5. Come visit!

These programs are part of “Enchanted Berkshires: Where Fairies Dance,” a summer-long series of events and exhibits at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, the headquarters of the Berkshire County Historical Society.
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Gt. Barrington, MA–London’s National Theatre in HD: Yerma @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm

$17 / $10 everyone 21 and under (Box Office only)

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.

Hancock, MA–Shaker Barn Music: Milton @ Hancock Shaker Village
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm

We’re kicking off summer with a new American roots music series in our 1910 Barn, which hasn’t seen more than hay and cows in a hundred years. Imagine: a Berkshire barn, on a summer night, with great local beer and spirits, and soulful music that sets the fireflies dancing, all the while overlooking the fields and forests of an authentic Shaker village.

Doors open at  6 pm/Show begins at 7 pm

Known for his lyric craft, distinctive voice and soulful songs steeped in classic R&B, pop, jazz and country, Milton first gained attention in New York when his song “In The City” became a hit. Milton has toured with Chris Smither, Josh Ridder, Joan Osborne, Steve Earle, Sonny Landreth, and Colin Hay, and his live performances are praised for their wit, humor, and captivating charm. But don’t take our word for it:

“He has the pitch and rhythm to carry the day, and his sophisticated lyrics keep listeners coming back for more.” The New York Times

 

Pittsfield, MA–On The Stage Series: A Night with Pam Ellis, The Berkshire Medium @ The Colonial Theatre
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm

Tickets: $35

The communication process of mediumship provides a bridge of two worlds that connects us with our spirit loved ones which often helps bring closure and healing.

Come experience gifted Spirit Medium, Pamela Ellis, and hear messages from your loved ones who have passed. You will be amazed at the detailed information she gives from those you have been wanting to hear from.

Pam provides individual, group and large venue readings. She recently hosted a sold-out event at Worcester State University and Southern New Hampshire University. She recently appeared on Aspire TV and The Jerry Caruso Show. She has performed readings for people across the country and around the world.

https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages

Sep
24
Sun
2017 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 80 FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTRY, CT
Sep 24 all-day
Kent, CT–2017 Fall Festival @ The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

ADMISSION FEES: $10 for adults/teens, $5 children age 6-12, free for children age 5 or less. Free for CAMA members.

Our restored drag saw will be demonstrated, as well as our American #1 sawmill. Both have plenty of logs to be cut. There will be demonstrations throughout the weekend of the sawmill, as well as our other wood handling machinery including an antique planer and a splitter. All this in our consolidated wood handling area at the north end of the exhibit field.

Skip Kern, our lead man in the Blacksmith Shop, plans a full weekend of demonstrations along with a number of other area blacksmiths setting up shop in and near ours.

There has been much cosmetic improvement in our Industrial Hall of Steam. Come see the improved appearance and stay for the live demonstrations of our various antique steam engines. We will be running the Nagle-Corliss engine that saw its operational debut at our 2015 show.

Take a ride on Hawaii Railway #5, a restored 1925 Baldwin narrow gauge locomotive. As always, the ride is free and as always the running of #5 is subject to weather and the will of the machinery gods.

See the progress in the latest addition to the CT Museum of Mining and Mineral Science. John Pawloski and a dedicated team have been hard at work preparing special new exhibits for this substantial addition.

Besides all of CAMA’s permanent exhibits, the grounds will be filled with vendors and outside exhibitors that have brought items to be sold, or shown off.

Gt. Barrington, MA–The Walden Chamber Players Performance @ Daniel Arts Center--Bard College at Simon's Rock
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm

South Berkshire Concerts presents The Walden Chamber Players in a program of music for string trio by Beethoven, Schubert, Milhaud, and “Waltz” (1981) by Fred Lehrdahl for trio plus double bass. Featuring: Laura Frautschi, violin; Christof Huebner, viola; Ashima Scripp, cello; and Donald Palma, double bass.

Admission is free– with a suggested donation of $10
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Pittsfield, MA–South Mountain Chamber Music Concert @ South Mountain Concert Hall
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm

Located in Pittsfield in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, South Mountain Concerts is a presenter of chamber music concerts each year during early fall. Founded in 1918 through the vision and generosity of the American patroness of music, Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, South Mountain has presented over the years some of the world’s leading chamber music ensembles and soloists.

The Concert Hall built in 1918, now on the National Register of Historic Buildings, was specifically designed for chamber music and built in a colonial style using timber from an old textile mill. The hall seats 440 and enjoys particularly fine acoustics.

Programs for 2017 Series of Chamber Music Concerts

Sunday, September 10
Orion String Quartet and Tara Helen O’Connor, flute
Mozart – Flute Quartet in C Major, K. 285b
Haydn – Quartet in B Minor, Op. 33, No. 1
Beethoven – Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2

Sunday, September 17
Calidore String Quartet
Mendelssohn – Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13
Janacek – Quartet No. 1 in E Minor
Beethoven – Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3

Sunday, September 24
Dover String Quartet
and Peter Serkin, piano
Mendelssohn – Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81
Tchaikovsky – Quartet in D Major, Op. 11
Brahms – Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34

Sunday, October 1
Emerson String Quartet
Haydn – Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2
Schumann – Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3
Beethoven – Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127

Make Check payable to South Mountain Concerts & Mail with stamped self-addressed envelope to

South Mountain Concerts
P O Box 23
Pittsfield, MA 01202

Telephone 413 442-2106

 

 

Lanesborough, MA–“A Virtual Tour of the Autumn New England Sky”, talk & slideshow @ Bascom Lodge-Atop Mount Greylock
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A Virtual Tour of the Autumn New England Sky–Kevin Collins presents a guide to understanding the stars up above and how to participate in local astronomy groups. If the sky is clear there will be a short observing session outside the lodge after dinner, dress warm.

THIS IS A “FREE” PUBLIC PROGRAMMING EVENT OFFERED FROM 6 – 7 PM… OFFERED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UPPER HOUSATONIC VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA.
THIS FREE EVENT IS FOLLOWED AT 7 PM, BY AN OPTIONAL PRIX FIXE DINNER MENU that CHANGES NIGHTLY. (ONE SEATING ONLY). RESERVATIONS REQUESTED.
THE KITCHEN AT BASCOM LODGE IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING FRESH, HAND-MADE FOOD, CRAFTED FROM INGREDIENTS PURCHASED FROM LOCAL, FAMILY OWNED FARMS.

CALL: 413-743-1591, EMAIL US AT: MAIL@BASCOMLODGE.NET, OR CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR EACH EVENING’S MENU

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, BASCOM LODGE AT THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE; AFFORDING PARK VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES.
BASCOM LODGE, LOCATED IN THE HEART OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY, IS A RUSTIC ARTS AND CRAFTS MOUNTAIN LODGE BUILT IN THE 1930’S BY VOLUNTEERS FROM THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS. CONSTRUCTED OF LOCAL STONE AND OLD GROWTH RED SPRUCE TIMBERS, THE LODGE WAS DESIGNED IN AN ARCHITECTURAL STYLE THAT WOULD LATER BECOME THE BLUEPRINT FOR AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS. NESTLED ON THE SUMMIT OF MT. GREYLOCK, THE STATE’S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN, THE LODGE IS THE CENTERPIECE OF A 12,500 ACRE WILDERNESS PARK.
FROM RT 7, DRIVE TO LANESBOROUGH AND WATCH FOR THE MOUNT GREYLOCK RESERVATION AND VISITOR CENTER SIGNS (2 MILES NORTH OF LANESBORO TOWN LINE). TURN ONTO NORTH MAIN STREET, THEN BEAR RIGHT ONTO QUARRY ROAD, THEN BEAR LEFT ONTO ROCKWELL ROAD AND FOLLOW MOUNT GREYLOCK/BASCOM LODGE SIGNS FOR 9 MILES THROUGH THE FOREST
TO THE SUMMIT.

Sep
27
Wed
Lenox, MA–Fall Birding at Pleasant Valley with MA Audubon Staff @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Audience: Adult Members & Nonmembers: Free
Join Pleasant Valley’s caretaker on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands looking for warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during the peak of the spring and fall migrations. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to the Lenox Cultural Council and generous donor sponsorship.

Sep
28
Thu
Stockbridge, MA–“Lost Lake” Play Performance by the Berkshire Theatre Group @ The Unicorn Stage
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm

Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn (Proof), Lost Lake is an engrossing, evocative play. Part drama, part melancholy comedy, Lost Lake follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives by circumstance. Veronica, hopelessly in need of an escape from life’s uphill battle, takes her children to a lakeside rental. Unfortunately for Veronica, not only is the property less than ideal, it also includes a bedraggled and secluded estate owner, Hogan. Both fighting their own battles, the two outcasts find complicated comfort in their shared isolation.

Directed by Daisy Walker (Assistant Director on Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula: The Musical), this stirring, unexpected and visceral play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Performances at 7 pm — sept 28-29-30 oct 5-6-7-12-13-14-19-20-21

Performances at 2 pm– sept 30 oct 1-7-8-14-15-21-22

 

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Sep
29
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Fall Birding at Canoe Meadows with MA Audubon Staff @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader
Audience: Adult Members & Nonmembers: Free
Spring and fall are the best seasons to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. At Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in Pittsfield, walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands, observing changes in bird species each week. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome. These programs are offered free of charge thanks to generous donor sponsorship. Registration not required.

Stockbridge, MA–“Lost Lake” Play Performance by the Berkshire Theatre Group @ The Unicorn Stage
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm

Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn (Proof), Lost Lake is an engrossing, evocative play. Part drama, part melancholy comedy, Lost Lake follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives by circumstance. Veronica, hopelessly in need of an escape from life’s uphill battle, takes her children to a lakeside rental. Unfortunately for Veronica, not only is the property less than ideal, it also includes a bedraggled and secluded estate owner, Hogan. Both fighting their own battles, the two outcasts find complicated comfort in their shared isolation.

Directed by Daisy Walker (Assistant Director on Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula: The Musical), this stirring, unexpected and visceral play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Performances at 7 pm — sept 28-29-30 oct 5-6-7-12-13-14-19-20-21

Performances at 2 pm– sept 30 oct 1-7-8-14-15-21-22

 

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Sep
30
Sat
2017 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 80 FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTRY, CT
Sep 30 all-day
Stockbridge, MA–“Lost Lake” Play Performance by the Berkshire Theatre Group @ The Unicorn Stage
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm

Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn (Proof), Lost Lake is an engrossing, evocative play. Part drama, part melancholy comedy, Lost Lake follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives by circumstance. Veronica, hopelessly in need of an escape from life’s uphill battle, takes her children to a lakeside rental. Unfortunately for Veronica, not only is the property less than ideal, it also includes a bedraggled and secluded estate owner, Hogan. Both fighting their own battles, the two outcasts find complicated comfort in their shared isolation.

Directed by Daisy Walker (Assistant Director on Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula: The Musical), this stirring, unexpected and visceral play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Performances at 7 pm — sept 28-29-30 oct 5-6-7-12-13-14-19-20-21

Performances at 2 pm– sept 30 oct 1-7-8-14-15-21-22

 

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Stockbridge, MA–“Lost Lake” Play Performance by the Berkshire Theatre Group @ The Unicorn Stage
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm

Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn (Proof), Lost Lake is an engrossing, evocative play. Part drama, part melancholy comedy, Lost Lake follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives by circumstance. Veronica, hopelessly in need of an escape from life’s uphill battle, takes her children to a lakeside rental. Unfortunately for Veronica, not only is the property less than ideal, it also includes a bedraggled and secluded estate owner, Hogan. Both fighting their own battles, the two outcasts find complicated comfort in their shared isolation.

Directed by Daisy Walker (Assistant Director on Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula: The Musical), this stirring, unexpected and visceral play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Performances at 7 pm — sept 28-29-30 oct 5-6-7-12-13-14-19-20-21

Performances at 2 pm– sept 30 oct 1-7-8-14-15-21-22

 

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Oct
1
Sun
2017 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 80 FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTRY, CT
Oct 1 all-day
Lanesborough, MA–“History and Nature of the Mount Greylock Summit”, nature walk and talk around the summit @ Bascom Lodge-Atop Mount Greylock
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join Mike Whalen from the Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation and Peter Dudek from Bascom Lodge atop the most scenic, highest elevation (3491′) and oldest wilderness state park in Massachusetts. Discover the 1930’s period of great park building when government work programs like the Civilian Conservation Corps created special places for recreation. The rustic, yet elegant, “parkitecture” of Bascom Lodge became a distinctive style that defined America’s parks. This is an interpretive walk around the summit of Mount Greylock, with an emphasis on its unique ecology and historic structures as they comprise a fully realized historic landscape. Identify boreal plants unique to the mountain, consider how the summit has changed over time, recall noteworthy literary connections and take an insider’s tour of Bascom Lodge.

THIS IS A “FREE” PUBLIC PROGRAMMING EVENT OFFERED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UPPER HOUSATONIC VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, BASCOM LODGE AT THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE; AFFORDING PARK VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES.

BASCOM LODGE, LOCATED IN THE HEART OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY, IS A RUSTIC ARTS AND CRAFTS MOUNTAIN LODGE BUILT IN THE 1930’S BY VOLUNTEERS FROM THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS. CONSTRUCTED OF LOCAL STONE AND OLD GROWTH RED SPRUCE TIMBERS, THE LODGE WAS DESIGNED IN AN ARCHITECTURAL STYLE THAT WOULD LATER BECOME THE BLUEPRINT FOR AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS. NESTLED ON THE SUMMIT OF MT. GREYLOCK, THE STATE’S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN, THE LODGE IS THE CENTERPIECE OF A 12,500 ACRE WILDERNESS PARK.
FROM RT 7, DRIVE TO LANESBOROUGH AND WATCH FOR THE MOUNT GREYLOCK RESERVATION AND VISITOR CENTER SIGNS (2 MILES NORTH OF LANESBORO TOWN LINE). TURN ONTO NORTH MAIN STREET, THEN BEAR RIGHT ONTO QUARRY ROAD, THEN BEAR LEFT ONTO ROCKWELL ROAD AND FOLLOW MOUNT GREYLOCK/BASCOM LODGE SIGNS FOR 9 MILES THROUGH THE FOREST
TO THE SUMMIT.

 

Lenox, MA–Discovering Historic Kennedy Park: Mass Audubon–HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALK @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Oct 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Audience: Adult Members & Nonmembers: Free

Join Jan Chague, Lenox Historical Society, and learn the secrets of Kennedy Park through a power point presentation given at the Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary’s well-known historic 18th century barn. You will explore the remnants of a by-gone era and learn about the people who traversed the land. You will also discover aspects of the Aspinwall Hotel once touted as “Hotel Beautiful”.
Registration is required. www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley

Stockbridge, MA–“Lost Lake” Play Performance by the Berkshire Theatre Group @ The Unicorn Stage
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm

Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn (Proof), Lost Lake is an engrossing, evocative play. Part drama, part melancholy comedy, Lost Lake follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives by circumstance. Veronica, hopelessly in need of an escape from life’s uphill battle, takes her children to a lakeside rental. Unfortunately for Veronica, not only is the property less than ideal, it also includes a bedraggled and secluded estate owner, Hogan. Both fighting their own battles, the two outcasts find complicated comfort in their shared isolation.

Directed by Daisy Walker (Assistant Director on Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula: The Musical), this stirring, unexpected and visceral play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Performances at 7 pm — sept 28-29-30 oct 5-6-7-12-13-14-19-20-21

Performances at 2 pm– sept 30 oct 1-7-8-14-15-21-22

 

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Pittsfield, MA–South Mountain Chamber Music Concert @ South Mountain Concert Hall
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm

Located in Pittsfield in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, South Mountain Concerts is a presenter of chamber music concerts each year during early fall. Founded in 1918 through the vision and generosity of the American patroness of music, Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, South Mountain has presented over the years some of the world’s leading chamber music ensembles and soloists.

The Concert Hall built in 1918, now on the National Register of Historic Buildings, was specifically designed for chamber music and built in a colonial style using timber from an old textile mill. The hall seats 440 and enjoys particularly fine acoustics.

Programs for 2017 Series of Chamber Music Concerts

Sunday, September 10
Orion String Quartet and Tara Helen O’Connor, flute
Mozart – Flute Quartet in C Major, K. 285b
Haydn – Quartet in B Minor, Op. 33, No. 1
Beethoven – Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2

Sunday, September 17
Calidore String Quartet
Mendelssohn – Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13
Janacek – Quartet No. 1 in E Minor
Beethoven – Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3

Sunday, September 24
Dover String Quartet
and Peter Serkin, piano
Mendelssohn – Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81
Tchaikovsky – Quartet in D Major, Op. 11
Brahms – Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34

Sunday, October 1
Emerson String Quartet
Haydn – Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2
Schumann – Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3
Beethoven – Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127

Make Check payable to South Mountain Concerts & Mail with stamped self-addressed envelope to

South Mountain Concerts
P O Box 23
Pittsfield, MA 01202

Telephone 413 442-2106

 

 

Lanesborough, MA–“Debra Bricker Balken & Barbara Takenaga”, a dialog about Barbara’s current exhibition at Williams College @ Bascom Lodge-Atop Mount Greylock
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Art Historian Debra Bricker Balken will have a conversation with Barbara Takenaga about her work and her exhibit this fall at the Williams College Museum of art.

Debra Bricker Balken is the author and/or curator of numerous books and exhibitions on John Marin, Phillip Guston, John Storrs, Arthur Dove and other artists.

Barbara Takenaga exhibits her work widely and teaches at Williams College.

THIS IS A “FREE” PUBLIC PROGRAMMING EVENT OFFERED FROM 6 – 7 PM… OFFERED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UPPER HOUSATONIC VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA.

THIS FREE EVENT IS FOLLOWED AT 7 PM, BY AN OPTIONAL PRIX FIXE DINNER MENU that CHANGES NIGHTLY. (ONE SEATING ONLY). RESERVATIONS REQUESTED.
THE KITCHEN AT BASCOM LODGE IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING FRESH, HAND-MADE FOOD, CRAFTED FROM INGREDIENTS PURCHASED FROM LOCAL, FAMILY OWNED FARMS.

CALL: 413-743-1591, EMAIL US AT: MAIL@BASCOMLODGE.NET, OR CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR EACH EVENING’S MENU

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, BASCOM LODGE AT THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE; AFFORDING PARK VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES.
BASCOM LODGE, LOCATED IN THE HEART OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY, IS A RUSTIC ARTS AND CRAFTS MOUNTAIN LODGE BUILT IN THE 1930’S BY VOLUNTEERS FROM THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS. CONSTRUCTED OF LOCAL STONE AND OLD GROWTH RED SPRUCE TIMBERS, THE LODGE WAS DESIGNED IN AN ARCHITECTURAL STYLE THAT WOULD LATER BECOME THE BLUEPRINT FOR AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS. NESTLED ON THE SUMMIT OF MT. GREYLOCK, THE STATE’S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN, THE LODGE IS THE CENTERPIECE OF A 12,500 ACRE WILDERNESS PARK.
FROM RT 7, DRIVE TO LANESBOROUGH AND WATCH FOR THE MOUNT GREYLOCK RESERVATION AND VISITOR CENTER SIGNS (2 MILES NORTH OF LANESBORO TOWN LINE). TURN ONTO NORTH MAIN STREET, THEN BEAR RIGHT ONTO QUARRY ROAD, THEN BEAR LEFT ONTO ROCKWELL ROAD AND FOLLOW MOUNT GREYLOCK/BASCOM LODGE SIGNS FOR 9 MILES THROUGH THE FOREST
TO THE SUMMIT.

 

Gt. Barrington, MA–Wynonna & The Big Noise – Roots & Revival Tour @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm

Member Pre Sale – Wed. Jan 25th @ Noon
Public On Sale – Fri. Jan 27th @ Noon

$46 – $91
Mahaiwe Member Discount Event

$46 Limited Upper Balcony
$66 / $61 Mahaiwe Members
$91 Premium Seating

Once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline,” Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Five-time GRAMMY winner and New York Times best-selling author, Wynonna has received over 60 industry awards, with countless charting singles, including 20 No.1 hits such as “Mama He’s Crazy,” “Why Not Me,” and “Grandpa, (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Ole Days).”

“My roots are firmly planted in Country music, the music that has been a backdrop to the lives of so many of my fans,” says Wynonna. “But I was given wings and I’m grateful, after all this time, for the freedom to be myself and sing the music that I love.”

Wynonna, along with her band The Big Noise, will explore the past, present and future of Wynonna’s extensive 33-year career on the 2017 Roots & Revival Tour.

Oct
3
Tue
Gt. Barrington, MA–The Orchestra Now: Haydn & Frankenstein!! Performance @ Daniel Arts Center--Bard College at Simon's Rock,
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm

The Orchestra Now (TON) returns to Simon’s Rock, this time with a dark and haunting program conducted by James Bagwell.

This will be a three-piece concert comprising Sibelius’ Valse triste, Gruber’s Frankenstein!!, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 104, London.

FREE with Registration. To register go to: https://simonsrock_ton_october2017.eventbrite.com or call the Daniel Arts Center at 413-528-7400 and leave us your email address and phone number and we’ll be happy to take care of your reservation for you.

The Orchestra Now is a group of vibrant young musicians from across the globe making orchestral music relevant to today’s audiences. In residence at Bard College, TON also performs at Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center, and other venues around NYC. They invite you join them for a concert and discover music in the making!
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Oct
4
Wed
Lenox, MA–Evening at the Beaver Pond @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Audience: All (suitable for children 3 – 18 years)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00 Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.
Enjoy an evening searching for beavers and other wildlife attracted to the series of ponds that the beavers have created. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to shape the landscape more than 80 years after their reintroduction.

Oct
5
Thu
Gt. Barrington, MA–Poetry & Fiction Series: Deborah Eisenberg @ Blodgett House--Bard College at Simon's Rock
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm

Deborah Eisenberg is the author of four collections of short stories, in addition to The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg, which won the 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Described by Ben Marcus as “one of the most important fiction writers now at work,” she is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (a.k.a. “the genius grant”), the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story, the Rea Award for the Short Story, a Whiting Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. A member of the American Academy of Arts & Letters, she is a professor of writing at Columbia University.
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Stockbridge, MA–“Lost Lake” Play Performance by the Berkshire Theatre Group @ The Unicorn Stage
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm

Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn (Proof), Lost Lake is an engrossing, evocative play. Part drama, part melancholy comedy, Lost Lake follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives by circumstance. Veronica, hopelessly in need of an escape from life’s uphill battle, takes her children to a lakeside rental. Unfortunately for Veronica, not only is the property less than ideal, it also includes a bedraggled and secluded estate owner, Hogan. Both fighting their own battles, the two outcasts find complicated comfort in their shared isolation.

Directed by Daisy Walker (Assistant Director on Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula: The Musical), this stirring, unexpected and visceral play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Performances at 7 pm — sept 28-29-30 oct 5-6-7-12-13-14-19-20-21

Performances at 2 pm– sept 30 oct 1-7-8-14-15-21-22

 

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Oct
6
Fri
Stockbridge, MA–“Lost Lake” Play Performance by the Berkshire Theatre Group @ The Unicorn Stage
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm

Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn (Proof), Lost Lake is an engrossing, evocative play. Part drama, part melancholy comedy, Lost Lake follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives by circumstance. Veronica, hopelessly in need of an escape from life’s uphill battle, takes her children to a lakeside rental. Unfortunately for Veronica, not only is the property less than ideal, it also includes a bedraggled and secluded estate owner, Hogan. Both fighting their own battles, the two outcasts find complicated comfort in their shared isolation.

Directed by Daisy Walker (Assistant Director on Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula: The Musical), this stirring, unexpected and visceral play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Performances at 7 pm — sept 28-29-30 oct 5-6-7-12-13-14-19-20-21

Performances at 2 pm– sept 30 oct 1-7-8-14-15-21-22

 

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Oct
7
Sat
Stockbridge, MA–Harvest Festival @ the Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come celebrate the joys of autumn at the 83rd annual Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival!  One of the longest running of its kind, the Harvest Festival offers family fun, great food, local craft vendors, a farmers market, giant tag sales and so much more.

Admission to the Festival is $7 and kids under 12 are free.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Metropolican Opera Live in HD: Bellini’s Norma @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm

$25 adults / $10 for  21 years and under
Box Office: 413-528-0100

The season opens with a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, which she has sung to acclaim at the Met in 2013, as well as at the Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Lyric Opera of Chicago—making her one of the world’s leading interpreters of the iconic title character. Joyce DiDonato co-stars as Norma’s colleague and rival, Adalgisa, opposite Joseph Calleja as Pollione and Matthew Rose as Oroveso. Carlo Rizzi conducts and Sir David McVicar directs the new production.
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Stockbridge, MA–“Lost Lake” Play Performance by the Berkshire Theatre Group @ The Unicorn Stage
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm

Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn (Proof), Lost Lake is an engrossing, evocative play. Part drama, part melancholy comedy, Lost Lake follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives by circumstance. Veronica, hopelessly in need of an escape from life’s uphill battle, takes her children to a lakeside rental. Unfortunately for Veronica, not only is the property less than ideal, it also includes a bedraggled and secluded estate owner, Hogan. Both fighting their own battles, the two outcasts find complicated comfort in their shared isolation.

Directed by Daisy Walker (Assistant Director on Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula: The Musical), this stirring, unexpected and visceral play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Performances at 7 pm — sept 28-29-30 oct 5-6-7-12-13-14-19-20-21

Performances at 2 pm– sept 30 oct 1-7-8-14-15-21-22

 

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Stockbridge, MA–“Lost Lake” Play Performance by the Berkshire Theatre Group @ The Unicorn Stage
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm

Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn (Proof), Lost Lake is an engrossing, evocative play. Part drama, part melancholy comedy, Lost Lake follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives by circumstance. Veronica, hopelessly in need of an escape from life’s uphill battle, takes her children to a lakeside rental. Unfortunately for Veronica, not only is the property less than ideal, it also includes a bedraggled and secluded estate owner, Hogan. Both fighting their own battles, the two outcasts find complicated comfort in their shared isolation.

Directed by Daisy Walker (Assistant Director on Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula: The Musical), this stirring, unexpected and visceral play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Performances at 7 pm — sept 28-29-30 oct 5-6-7-12-13-14-19-20-21

Performances at 2 pm– sept 30 oct 1-7-8-14-15-21-22

 

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Gt. Barrington, MA–Paul Taylor Dance Company @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, Oct 7  at 8 pm and Sunday, Oct 8 at 2 pm

20 minute Pre-show talk at 7 pm with Jacob’s Pillow Scholar-in-Residence Suzanne Carbonneau

$10 – $65 Mahaiwe Member Discount Event

$10 Limited Side Orchestra + Upper Balcony
$50 Preferred Seating
$65 Limited Premium Seating
Members receive $5 off Preferred and Premium tickets

Box Office: 413-528-0100

One of the seminal artists of our time, Paul Taylor continues to shape the homegrown American art of modern dance that he has helped define since becoming a professional dancer and pioneering choreographer in 1954. The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center celebrates its tenth consecutive season of performances by the Taylor Company.

 

Oct
8
Sun
Stockbridge, MA–Harvest Festival @ the Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come celebrate the joys of autumn at the 83rd annual Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival!  One of the longest running of its kind, the Harvest Festival offers family fun, great food, local craft vendors, a farmers market, giant tag sales and so much more.

Admission to the Festival is $7 and kids under 12 are free.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Paul Taylor Dance Company @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm

Saturday, Oct 7  at 8 pm and Sunday, Oct 8 at 2 pm

20 minute Pre-show talk at 7 pm with Jacob’s Pillow Scholar-in-Residence Suzanne Carbonneau

$10 – $65 Mahaiwe Member Discount Event

$10 Limited Side Orchestra + Upper Balcony
$50 Preferred Seating
$65 Limited Premium Seating
Members receive $5 off Preferred and Premium tickets

Box Office: 413-528-0100

One of the seminal artists of our time, Paul Taylor continues to shape the homegrown American art of modern dance that he has helped define since becoming a professional dancer and pioneering choreographer in 1954. The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center celebrates its tenth consecutive season of performances by the Taylor Company.

 

Stockbridge, MA–“Lost Lake” Play Performance by the Berkshire Theatre Group @ The Unicorn Stage
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm

Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn (Proof), Lost Lake is an engrossing, evocative play. Part drama, part melancholy comedy, Lost Lake follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives by circumstance. Veronica, hopelessly in need of an escape from life’s uphill battle, takes her children to a lakeside rental. Unfortunately for Veronica, not only is the property less than ideal, it also includes a bedraggled and secluded estate owner, Hogan. Both fighting their own battles, the two outcasts find complicated comfort in their shared isolation.

Directed by Daisy Walker (Assistant Director on Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula: The Musical), this stirring, unexpected and visceral play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Performances at 7 pm — sept 28-29-30 oct 5-6-7-12-13-14-19-20-21

Performances at 2 pm– sept 30 oct 1-7-8-14-15-21-22

 

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Oct
11
Wed
Gt. Barrington, MA–Metropolican Opera Live in HD: Bellini’s Norma @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm

$25 adults / $10 for  21 years and under
Box Office: 413-528-0100

The season opens with a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, which she has sung to acclaim at the Met in 2013, as well as at the Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Lyric Opera of Chicago—making her one of the world’s leading interpreters of the iconic title character. Joyce DiDonato co-stars as Norma’s colleague and rival, Adalgisa, opposite Joseph Calleja as Pollione and Matthew Rose as Oroveso. Carlo Rizzi conducts and Sir David McVicar directs the new production.
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Lenox, MA–Evening at the Beaver Ponds
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox
Audience: All (suitable for children 3 – 18 years)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00 Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00

Enjoy an evening searching for beavers and other wildlife attracted to the series of ponds that the beavers have created. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to shape the landscape more than 80 years after their reintroduction.
Registration is optional. www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley

Pittsfield, MA–Red Green, “I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe” @ The Colonial Theatre
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets: $57

The man who is known worldwide for his humor, his insight and his wisdom about life and the people one encounters in it, is back with his latest show….. “I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe!”

After 20 successful years on television from the infamous “Possum Lodge” as the handyman who believes that “anything is possible if you use enough duct tape”, Red Green is back with his latest show focussing on “Red’s life”, (with a few side trips!).

The new show follows on the heels of 77 live performances across North America in his “How To Do Everything… from The Man Who Should Know” Tour.

“Remember you may have to grow old, but you don’t have to mature”.

“How do you improve your gas mileage on a long trip? Don’t go!”

“You may be quick on your feet, but you can’t outrun even the smallest explosion”

An evening spent with Red Green is an evening of laughter. Don’t miss it!

Oct
12
Thu
Stockbridge, MA–“Lost Lake” Play Performance by the Berkshire Theatre Group @ The Unicorn Stage
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm

Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn (Proof), Lost Lake is an engrossing, evocative play. Part drama, part melancholy comedy, Lost Lake follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives by circumstance. Veronica, hopelessly in need of an escape from life’s uphill battle, takes her children to a lakeside rental. Unfortunately for Veronica, not only is the property less than ideal, it also includes a bedraggled and secluded estate owner, Hogan. Both fighting their own battles, the two outcasts find complicated comfort in their shared isolation.

Directed by Daisy Walker (Assistant Director on Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula: The Musical), this stirring, unexpected and visceral play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Performances at 7 pm — sept 28-29-30 oct 5-6-7-12-13-14-19-20-21

Performances at 2 pm– sept 30 oct 1-7-8-14-15-21-22

 

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Oct
13
Fri
Stockbridge, MA–“Lost Lake” Play Performance by the Berkshire Theatre Group @ The Unicorn Stage
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm

Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn (Proof), Lost Lake is an engrossing, evocative play. Part drama, part melancholy comedy, Lost Lake follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives by circumstance. Veronica, hopelessly in need of an escape from life’s uphill battle, takes her children to a lakeside rental. Unfortunately for Veronica, not only is the property less than ideal, it also includes a bedraggled and secluded estate owner, Hogan. Both fighting their own battles, the two outcasts find complicated comfort in their shared isolation.

Directed by Daisy Walker (Assistant Director on Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula: The Musical), this stirring, unexpected and visceral play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Performances at 7 pm — sept 28-29-30 oct 5-6-7-12-13-14-19-20-21

Performances at 2 pm– sept 30 oct 1-7-8-14-15-21-22

 

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Oct
14
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–3rd Annual Berkshire Natural History Conference @ Berkshire Community College
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The conference will feature presentations by local and regional naturalists as well as acclaimed authors. The event will appeal to naturalists, Berkshire residents, as well as visitors. Students, of all ages and disciplines, are especially invited.

Speakers will include Jim Cardoza, who was responsible for the return of the wild turkey in Massachusetts, and Bob Leverett, who identified and helped conserve t he remaining old-growth forests in the Berkshires. In addition, local field biologists and naturalists will discuss topics ranging from Berkshire winter weather to rare plant communities, to a remarkable BCC student who has a design to fit the entire solar system within the confines of Berkshire County.

James E. Cardoza is a retired Wildlife Biologist for the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife where he worked with many game and rare species in the state, from black bear and deer to eagles and loons. He led the effort bring back the wild turkey, gone from New England by the mid 1850s. His efforts are among the best examples of conservation in the nation.

Bob Leverett is an avowed tree lover who has energized the region’s interest in native trees and forest ecology. A prolific writer, field trip leader, and organizer, Bob has directed attention to the tallest, oldest, and greatest trees of New England and especially Berkshire county. He has organized entire conferences on old-growth forests and produced volumes of information previously unknown.

Other programs on the agenda include:
The Astroshire County Project — Alexander Griffth
Berkshire Winters in Light of Climate Change — Dr. Joseph Kravitz
Fifty Years of Berkshire Conservation — George Wislocki, retired director of Berkshire Natural Resources
An Approach to Biodiversty — Julie Richburg, The Trustees of Reservations
The Legacy of the Jr. Naturalists’ Program — Thom Smith, author of Berkshires Hiking books
Orion Magazine: 35 years! — Chip Blake

The event will also include exhibits, a raffle, and local Natural History quiz.
Admission includes a barbecue lunch and access to all of the natural history presentations.

Co-Sponsors are–
Berkshire Community College
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Green Berkshires, Inc.
Orion Magazine
Berkshire Environmental Action Team
Hoosic River Watershed Association
Williams College Center for Environmental Studies (CES)
Massachusetts Audubon Berkshire Sanctuaries
Hoffmann Bird Club

Lenox, MA–Art in the Barn: Mass Audubon’s Statewide Photo Contest Exhibit
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, West Mountain Road, Lenox
Audience: All (suitable for children 0 – 18 years)
Members & Nonmembers: Free with a trail admission

View beautiful images of wildlife and nature from Mass Audubon’s Picture This: Your Great Outdoors photo contest. The winning images, selected from more than 4,000 entries received last year, will be displayed in the Barn at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.

Stockbridge, MA–“Lost Lake” Play Performance by the Berkshire Theatre Group @ The Unicorn Stage
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm

Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn (Proof), Lost Lake is an engrossing, evocative play. Part drama, part melancholy comedy, Lost Lake follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives by circumstance. Veronica, hopelessly in need of an escape from life’s uphill battle, takes her children to a lakeside rental. Unfortunately for Veronica, not only is the property less than ideal, it also includes a bedraggled and secluded estate owner, Hogan. Both fighting their own battles, the two outcasts find complicated comfort in their shared isolation.

Directed by Daisy Walker (Assistant Director on Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula: The Musical), this stirring, unexpected and visceral play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Performances at 7 pm — sept 28-29-30 oct 5-6-7-12-13-14-19-20-21

Performances at 2 pm– sept 30 oct 1-7-8-14-15-21-22

 

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Stockbridge, MA–“Lost Lake” Play Performance by the Berkshire Theatre Group @ The Unicorn Stage
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm

Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn (Proof), Lost Lake is an engrossing, evocative play. Part drama, part melancholy comedy, Lost Lake follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives by circumstance. Veronica, hopelessly in need of an escape from life’s uphill battle, takes her children to a lakeside rental. Unfortunately for Veronica, not only is the property less than ideal, it also includes a bedraggled and secluded estate owner, Hogan. Both fighting their own battles, the two outcasts find complicated comfort in their shared isolation.

Directed by Daisy Walker (Assistant Director on Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula: The Musical), this stirring, unexpected and visceral play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Performances at 7 pm — sept 28-29-30 oct 5-6-7-12-13-14-19-20-21

Performances at 2 pm– sept 30 oct 1-7-8-14-15-21-22

 

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Pittsfield, MA–Pittsfield CityJAZZ Festival: The Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience @ The Colonial Theatre
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm

Tickets: A: $38 B: $23

The Afro Cuban Experience, led by Dizzy Gillespie’s long-term bassist, John Lee, showcases the unique rhythms and well-loved melodies (such as “Manteca” and “Tin Tin Deo”) of Gillespie’s library of Cu-Bop, which he developed with Chano Pozo in the ’40s and ’50s. Their repertoire also explores the broader world of Latin-American music. The musicians are drawn from the high-calibre talent that frequent the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band and All Star groups, such as trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, saxophonist Sharel Cassity, Brazilian pianist/vocalist Abelita Mateus, drummer Tommy Campbell and percussionist Roger Squitero.

Oct
15
Sun
Stockbridge, MA–“Lost Lake” Play Performance by the Berkshire Theatre Group @ The Unicorn Stage
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm

Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn (Proof), Lost Lake is an engrossing, evocative play. Part drama, part melancholy comedy, Lost Lake follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives by circumstance. Veronica, hopelessly in need of an escape from life’s uphill battle, takes her children to a lakeside rental. Unfortunately for Veronica, not only is the property less than ideal, it also includes a bedraggled and secluded estate owner, Hogan. Both fighting their own battles, the two outcasts find complicated comfort in their shared isolation.

Directed by Daisy Walker (Assistant Director on Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula: The Musical), this stirring, unexpected and visceral play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Performances at 7 pm — sept 28-29-30 oct 5-6-7-12-13-14-19-20-21

Performances at 2 pm– sept 30 oct 1-7-8-14-15-21-22

 

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West Stockbridge, MA–Harvest Concert @ W. Stockbridge Historical Society--Old Town Hall
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm

Tickets go on sale today for members of the West Stockbridge Historical Society.
Tickets on sale to the general public September 14th.

Not a member? Go to our website at www.weststockbridgehistory.org and join us!

Oct
18
Wed
Lenox, MA–Evening at the Beaver Ponds
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox
Audience: All (suitable for children 3 – 18 years)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00 Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00

Enjoy an evening searching for beavers and other wildlife attracted to the series of ponds that the beavers have created. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to shape the landscape more than 80 years after their reintroduction.
Registration is optional. www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley

Oct
19
Thu
Stockbridge, MA–“Lost Lake” Play Performance by the Berkshire Theatre Group @ The Unicorn Stage
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm

Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn (Proof), Lost Lake is an engrossing, evocative play. Part drama, part melancholy comedy, Lost Lake follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives by circumstance. Veronica, hopelessly in need of an escape from life’s uphill battle, takes her children to a lakeside rental. Unfortunately for Veronica, not only is the property less than ideal, it also includes a bedraggled and secluded estate owner, Hogan. Both fighting their own battles, the two outcasts find complicated comfort in their shared isolation.

Directed by Daisy Walker (Assistant Director on Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula: The Musical), this stirring, unexpected and visceral play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Performances at 7 pm — sept 28-29-30 oct 5-6-7-12-13-14-19-20-21

Performances at 2 pm– sept 30 oct 1-7-8-14-15-21-22

 

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Oct
20
Fri
Stockbridge, MA–“Lost Lake” Play Performance by the Berkshire Theatre Group @ The Unicorn Stage
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm

Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn (Proof), Lost Lake is an engrossing, evocative play. Part drama, part melancholy comedy, Lost Lake follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives by circumstance. Veronica, hopelessly in need of an escape from life’s uphill battle, takes her children to a lakeside rental. Unfortunately for Veronica, not only is the property less than ideal, it also includes a bedraggled and secluded estate owner, Hogan. Both fighting their own battles, the two outcasts find complicated comfort in their shared isolation.

Directed by Daisy Walker (Assistant Director on Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula: The Musical), this stirring, unexpected and visceral play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Performances at 7 pm — sept 28-29-30 oct 5-6-7-12-13-14-19-20-21

Performances at 2 pm– sept 30 oct 1-7-8-14-15-21-22

 

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Oct
21
Sat
Lenox, MA–Birding the Berks – Fall Migrant Waterfowl
Oct 21 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Berkshire Lakes, Various Towns
Audience: Adult Members: $10.00 Nonmembers: $15.00

Spend the morning visiting several Berkshire Lakes in search of migrating waterfowl. Stop at Bartlett’s Apple Orchard for hot cider and donuts along the route. Travel by Mass Audubon van or carpool between sites. Minimal hiking involved. Bring a scope or binoculars, and snacks.
Registration is required. www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley

Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon: Pleasant Valley Volunteer Day @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Oct 21 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Audience: All (suitable for children 10 – 18 years)
Members & Nonmembers: Free
Help us care for our beautiful native gardens, trails/boardwalks, and education spaces. Volunteers are needed for a wide variety of projects throughout the sanctuary. Tools, gloves, and refreshments will be provided.
Registration is required. www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley

Lenox, MA–Art in the Barn: Mass Audubon’s Statewide Photo Contest Exhibit – Open House @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Audience: All (suitable for children 0 – 18 years)
Members & Nonmembers: Free
View beautiful images of wildlife and nature from Mass Audubon’s Picture This: Your Great Outdoors photo contest. The winning images, selected from more than 4,000 entries received last year, will be displayed in the Barn at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.

Stockbridge, MA–“Lost Lake” Play Performance by the Berkshire Theatre Group @ The Unicorn Stage
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm

Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn (Proof), Lost Lake is an engrossing, evocative play. Part drama, part melancholy comedy, Lost Lake follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives by circumstance. Veronica, hopelessly in need of an escape from life’s uphill battle, takes her children to a lakeside rental. Unfortunately for Veronica, not only is the property less than ideal, it also includes a bedraggled and secluded estate owner, Hogan. Both fighting their own battles, the two outcasts find complicated comfort in their shared isolation.

Directed by Daisy Walker (Assistant Director on Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula: The Musical), this stirring, unexpected and visceral play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Performances at 7 pm — sept 28-29-30 oct 5-6-7-12-13-14-19-20-21

Performances at 2 pm– sept 30 oct 1-7-8-14-15-21-22

 

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Stockbridge, MA–“Lost Lake” Play Performance by the Berkshire Theatre Group @ The Unicorn Stage
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm

Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn (Proof), Lost Lake is an engrossing, evocative play. Part drama, part melancholy comedy, Lost Lake follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives by circumstance. Veronica, hopelessly in need of an escape from life’s uphill battle, takes her children to a lakeside rental. Unfortunately for Veronica, not only is the property less than ideal, it also includes a bedraggled and secluded estate owner, Hogan. Both fighting their own battles, the two outcasts find complicated comfort in their shared isolation.

Directed by Daisy Walker (Assistant Director on Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula: The Musical), this stirring, unexpected and visceral play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Performances at 7 pm — sept 28-29-30 oct 5-6-7-12-13-14-19-20-21

Performances at 2 pm– sept 30 oct 1-7-8-14-15-21-22

 

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Oct
22
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–Berkshire Humane Society’s 25th Birthday Bash: Celebrating 25 years of compassion! @ The Colonial Theatre
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Tickets: $125 Champion for Animals (brunch), $20 Animal Hero (presentation only)

Raise your Bark’n’ Mary or Meowmosa to Berkshire Humane Society as we celebrate our 25th birthday at the Colonial Theatre on October 22nd. Since 1992, Berkshire Humane has sheltered and rehomed nearly 50K animals, touching the lives of countless people and their pets through its humane programming. This special event, hosted by Pet Connection’s Steve Caporizzo, celebrates 25 years of compassion. Because of compassion, anything is possible!

Champion for Animals ticketholders will enjoy a seasonal brunch by SoMa Catering, cocktails, and a silent auction while rubbing elbows with Steve Caporizzo, Chief Meteorologist for News10 and animal advocate. A special presentation on the mainstage of the beautiful Colonial Theatre will follow. At 2:00pm, our Animal Hero ticketholders will join for coffee, pastry, and the presentation. For more information, visit BerkshireHumane.org. Special thanks to the Colonial Theatre and Steven Caporizzo for hosting our birthday party.

Stockbridge, MA–“Lost Lake” Play Performance by the Berkshire Theatre Group @ The Unicorn Stage
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm

Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn (Proof), Lost Lake is an engrossing, evocative play. Part drama, part melancholy comedy, Lost Lake follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives by circumstance. Veronica, hopelessly in need of an escape from life’s uphill battle, takes her children to a lakeside rental. Unfortunately for Veronica, not only is the property less than ideal, it also includes a bedraggled and secluded estate owner, Hogan. Both fighting their own battles, the two outcasts find complicated comfort in their shared isolation.

Directed by Daisy Walker (Assistant Director on Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula: The Musical), this stirring, unexpected and visceral play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Performances at 7 pm — sept 28-29-30 oct 5-6-7-12-13-14-19-20-21

Performances at 2 pm– sept 30 oct 1-7-8-14-15-21-22

 

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Oct
28
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–Mass Audubon: Canoe Meadows Volunteer Day @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Oct 28 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Audience: All (suitable for children 10 – 18 years)
Members & Nonmembers: Free
Help us care for our beautiful community gardens and wildlife sanctuary. Volunteers are needed for a wide variety of projects, including meadow restoration and fall garden clean up. Tools, gloves, and refreshments will be provided.
Registration is required. www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley

 

Pittsfield, MA–Woody’s Road House Reunion II @ The Colonial Theatre
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm

Tickets: A: $45.00 B: $35.00

For one magical night, take a trip back to the legendary Washington, Massachusetts music hall, Woody’s Roadhouse. The place where bands like The Cars, The Outlaws, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, NRBQ, Foghat, John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band, Fat, Shenandoah, The David Bromberg Band and many others rocked the house for nearly 30 years. Woody’s was the place in The Berkshires to catch national touring acts and great local and regional bands – in an era when an out of the way roadhouse could be packed every week.

The Woody’s Roadhouse Reunion will feature some of those very bands for this incredible event as Fat, The Spampinato Brothers (featuring Joey and Johnny Spampinato of NRBQ fame), the Zarvis Allen Band and Burnt Bacon and The Home Fries (featuring special guest Diane Wieland) will all reunite to celebrate the one and only “Original Rock & Roll Palace,” Woody‘s Roadhouse. Woody himself will even make an appearance…and who knows who else might show up to jam.
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Nov
18
Sat
Monterey, MA–Colonial Thanksgiving Party – Benefit for the Museum @ The Bidwell House Museum
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Live music, refreshments, silent auction and good cheer. For tickets: 413-528-6888.

413-528-6888
email: bidwellhouse@gmail.com

A Colonial History Museum
National Register of Historic Places
An authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1750s

Gt. Barrington, MA–The Arlo Guthrie Family Show @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Theater
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm

 

Arlo Guthrie’s father Woody hoped one day to have enough kids to form a family band, traveling the country and singing their songs together – Generations.

The Re:Generation tour is the spirit of an American family making music together. Arlo’s children Abe and Sarah Lee will be joining their dad to present music of the Guthrie Generations.
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Dec
3
Sun
Gt. Barrington, MA–Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy – A Celtic Family Christmas @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Theater
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm

Join Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, the award-winning fiddle virtuosos, in an intimate and unique Christmas concert you will never forget. With the duo accompanied by an incredible array of talented session musicians – and their entire family – A Celtic Family Christmas will guide you into the wonderful world of a true Cape Breton Christmas celebration.

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Dec
9
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–A Christmas Carol @ The Colonial Theatre
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Travis Daly

Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28

Tickets to the Special Community and Sensory-Friendly Performance on December 13 at 7pm: Tickets: $5

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 9, 13, 14, 15,16,20, 21, 22 at 7 pm

Sunday, December 10, 16, 17 at 2 pm

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm, at The Colonial Theatre.

A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate inpiduals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.
https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages
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Dec
10
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–A Christmas Carol @ The Colonial Theatre
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Travis Daly

Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28

Tickets to the Special Community and Sensory-Friendly Performance on December 13 at 7pm: Tickets: $5

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 9, 13, 14, 15,16,20, 21, 22 at 7 pm

Sunday, December 10, 16, 17 at 2 pm

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm, at The Colonial Theatre.

A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate inpiduals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.
https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages
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Dec
13
Wed
Pittsfield, MA–A Christmas Carol @ The Colonial Theatre
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Travis Daly

Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28

Tickets to the Special Community and Sensory-Friendly Performance on December 13 at 7pm: Tickets: $5

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 9, 13, 14, 15,16,20, 21, 22 at 7 pm

Sunday, December 10, 16, 17 at 2 pm

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm, at The Colonial Theatre.

A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate inpiduals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.
https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages
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Dec
14
Thu
Pittsfield, MA–A Christmas Carol @ The Colonial Theatre
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Travis Daly

Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28

Tickets to the Special Community and Sensory-Friendly Performance on December 13 at 7pm: Tickets: $5

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 9, 13, 14, 15,16,20, 21, 22 at 7 pm

Sunday, December 10, 16, 17 at 2 pm

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm, at The Colonial Theatre.

A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate inpiduals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.
https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages
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Dec
15
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–A Christmas Carol @ The Colonial Theatre
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Travis Daly

Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28

Tickets to the Special Community and Sensory-Friendly Performance on December 13 at 7pm: Tickets: $5

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 9, 13, 14, 15,16,20, 21, 22 at 7 pm

Sunday, December 10, 16, 17 at 2 pm

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm, at The Colonial Theatre.

A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate inpiduals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.
https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages
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Dec
16
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–A Christmas Carol @ The Colonial Theatre
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Travis Daly

Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28

Tickets to the Special Community and Sensory-Friendly Performance on December 13 at 7pm: Tickets: $5

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 9, 13, 14, 15,16,20, 21, 22 at 7 pm

Sunday, December 10, 16, 17 at 2 pm

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm, at The Colonial Theatre.

A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate inpiduals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.
https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages
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Pittsfield, MA–A Christmas Carol @ The Colonial Theatre
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Travis Daly

Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28

Tickets to the Special Community and Sensory-Friendly Performance on December 13 at 7pm: Tickets: $5

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 9, 13, 14, 15,16,20, 21, 22 at 7 pm

Sunday, December 10, 16, 17 at 2 pm

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm, at The Colonial Theatre.

A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate inpiduals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.
https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages
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Dec
17
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–A Christmas Carol @ The Colonial Theatre
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Travis Daly

Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28

Tickets to the Special Community and Sensory-Friendly Performance on December 13 at 7pm: Tickets: $5

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 9, 13, 14, 15,16,20, 21, 22 at 7 pm

Sunday, December 10, 16, 17 at 2 pm

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm, at The Colonial Theatre.

A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate inpiduals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.
https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages
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Dec
21
Thu
Pittsfield, MA–A Christmas Carol @ The Colonial Theatre
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Travis Daly

Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28

Tickets to the Special Community and Sensory-Friendly Performance on December 13 at 7pm: Tickets: $5

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 9, 13, 14, 15,16,20, 21, 22 at 7 pm

Sunday, December 10, 16, 17 at 2 pm

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm, at The Colonial Theatre.

A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate inpiduals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.
https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages
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Dec
22
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–A Christmas Carol @ The Colonial Theatre
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Travis Daly

Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28

Tickets to the Special Community and Sensory-Friendly Performance on December 13 at 7pm: Tickets: $5

Performance Dates:

Saturday, December 9, 13, 14, 15,16,20, 21, 22 at 7 pm

Sunday, December 10, 16, 17 at 2 pm

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm, at The Colonial Theatre.

A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate inpiduals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.
https://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages
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