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CURRENT EVENTS

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American Works on Paper
Eckert Fine Art

December 2, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Various

This will be a group exhibition featuring numerous Modern and Contemporary examples of drawing, watercolor, collage, printmaking, and photography by notable United States-based artists.
Contact: 860.927.0012
www.janeeckertfineart.com
Location: 12 Old Barn Road in Kent Connecticut 06757

Young Marx
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

December 16, 2017
2 PM

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho.
Contact: 413.528.0100
www.mahaiwe.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

A New York Christmas: Ho Ho Ho At Gothamtide
The Mount

December 16, 2017
4 PM

Sibyl McCormac Groff discusses her new book, A New York Christmas: Ho Ho Ho at Gothamtide, and shares stories of how diverse people observe their holidays, incorporating components that are universal and secular. Groff will also share insights into how Edith Wharton and her friends celebrated the holidays.
Contact: 413.551.5111
www.edithwharton.org
Location: 2 Plunkett Street Lenox MA 01240

Los Lobos
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

December 16, 2017
8 PM

Los Lobos plays traditional Mexican music, but they will also rock, roll, funk and blues you to places where only the masters can go!
Contact: 860.542.5531
www.infinityhall.com
Location: 20 Greenwoods Road West Norfolk CT 06058

Rosemary Wells
Hickory Stick Bookshop

December 16, 2017
2 PM

creator of the Max and Ruby series and author of over one hundred children’s books, will be signing copies of her book Say Hello Sophie!
Contact: 860.868.0525
www.hickorystickbookshop.com
Location: 2 Green Hill Road Washington Depot CT 06793

Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot celebrate Billy Joel
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

December 22, 2017
8 PM

John Pizzarelli Quartet with Catherine Russell
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

December 23, 2017
8 PM

Catherine Russell’s Grammy Award-winning vocals and John Pizzarelli’s smooth quartet pair to evoke the glory days of jazz, taking on two of the greats: Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra.
Contact: 413.528.0100
www.mahaiwe.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Adam Ezra Group with Special Guests Atlas Gray -New Years Eve Party
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

December 31, 2017
9 PM

Great musicians, incredible song writing, and a celebration to bring in the New Year. Included in your Mezzanine ticket is a full dinner and a show package.
Contact: 860.542.5531
www.infinityhall.com
Location: 20 Greenwoods Road West Norfolk CT 06058

Bach at New Year's
Berkshire Bach Society

December 31, 2017
6 PM

Berkshire Bach celebrates Bach at New Year’s with Berkshire Bach Ensemble Director and Soloist, Eugene Drucker, Founder of the Emerson String Quartet, and a program of Bach, Purcell and Mozart.
Contact: 413.528.0100
www.mahaiwe.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Opus Cactus
The Warner Theatre

January 6, 2018 - January 7, 2018
Various

In this visual journey into the mysteries and hidden secrets of the Southwestern desert, OPUS CACTUS brings the landscape and all of its creatures to life with Pendleton’s signature illusionistic style to create dynamic images of cacti, slithering lizards and fire dancers!
Contact: 860.489.7180
www.warnertheatre.org
Location: 68 Main Street Torrington CT 06790

Ken Druse
Berkshire Botanical Gardens

January 13, 2018
2 PM

This lively, illustrated lecture will tackle the challenges that have arisen due to our changing climate, and provide new ways of looking at all aspects of the gardening process.
Contact: 413.298.3926
www.berkshirebotanical.org
Location: 5 East Stockbridge Lee Road Stockbridge MA 01262

Brodsky/Baryshinikov
Cutler Majestic Theatre

January 17, 2018 - January 21, 2018
Various

This is a one-man show based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, performed by legendary dancer/actor Mikhail Baryshnikov. Conceived and directed by Alvis Hermanis, BRODSKY / BARYSHNIKOV is an emotional journey deep into the poet's visceral and complex compositions.
Contact: 617.824.8000
www.cutlermajestic.org
Location: 219 Tremont Street Boston MA 02116

Bach Organ Recital with Peter Sykes
Berkshire Bach Society

February 3, 2018
4 PM

Right in time to take a break from all the holiday madness! Enjoy the Bach Organ recital!
Contact: 413.528.9277
www.berkshirebach.org
Location: 1089 Main Street Housatonic MA 01236

Winter Benefit
Wassaic Project

February 6, 2018
6 PM - 9 PM

There will be drinks and food as well as a raffle with over 100 prizes, including art, luxury items, and cultural experiences.
Contact: 347.815.0783
www.eventbrite.com
Location: 1 Bergen Street Brooklyn NY 11201

Polica and Stargaze
MASS MoCA

February 15, 2018
8 PM

Stargaze Berlin’s collective of new music mavericks, joins forces with the brooding pop of Poliça to create a new evening-length work Music for the Long Emergency, commissioned by and premiered with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series in November 2016.
Contact: 413.662.2111
www.massmoca.org
Location: 1040 Mass MoCA Way North Adams MA 01247

Voice of the Baroque-- A Close Encountertenor!
Close Encounters With Music

February 24, 2018
6 PM

Identified as one of opera's most promising rising stars, in 2017 he received a Richard Tucker Music Foundation grant, made his European debut at the Theater an der Wien and was named a winner of the Metropolitan Opera N National Council Audition.
Contact: 518.392.6677
www.cewm.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

February 25, 2018
2 PM

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell.
Contact: 413.528.0100
www.mahaiwe.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Scotty McCreery
Warner Theatre

March 15, 2018
8 PM

Scotty McCreery is currently rising up the charts with his smash hit song “Five More Minutes,” which has already earned 30 million streams and sold 100,000 downloads. Enjoy!
Contact: 860.489.7180
www.tickets.warnertheatre.org
Location: 68 Main Street Torrington CT 06790

Scotty McCreery
The Warner Theatre

March 15, 2018
8 PM

McCreery is currently rising up the charts with his smash hit song “Five More Minutes,” which has already earned 30 million streams and sold 100,000 downloads!
Contact: 860.489.7180
www.warnertheatre.org
Location: 68 Main Street Torrington CT 06790

The Ariel String Quartet-- Tchaikovsky, Arensky, Shostakovich
Close Encounters With Music

March 17, 2018
6 PM

Three 19th and 20th century Russian works create a trajectory through recent Russian history. Tchaikovsky's String Quartet No. 1 is the first notable work of Russian chamber music, said to have moved Tolstoy to tears. Mystical, monastic, with two-cello richness that conjures a Russian Orthodox choir, Anton Arensky's homage to Tchaikovsky, the Quartet Op. 35, stands between Tsarist pre-Revolution and post-Revolution dictatorships.
Contact: 518.392.6677
www.cewm.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Bach's Birthday Dinner Party
Berkshire Bach Society

March 23, 2018
6 PM

Join for Bach's one of a kind Birthday dinner party!
Contact: 413.528.9277
www.berkshirebach.org
Location: 15 Under Mountain Road Salisbury CT 06068

Spring Concert with Members of Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Berkshire Bach Society

March 26, 2018
7:30 PM

Enjoy one of the first concerts of the Spring! Lets the sounds fill your mind with warmth and put you at ease
Contact: 413.528.9277
www.berkshirebach.org
Location: 251 Main Street Great Barrington MA 01230

America
Warner Theatre

March 30, 2018
8 PM

From their formative years, America has been a band capable of transcending borders with its uplifting music and positive message. Embracing a rainbow of divergent cultures, America’s audiences continue to grow, comprising a loyal legion of first, second and third generation fans, all bearing testament to the group’s enduring appeal.
Contact: 860.489.7180
www.warnertheatre.org
Location: 68 Main Street Torrington CT 06790

Orange Is The New Barack
Warner Theatre

April 21, 2018
8 PM

he Capitol Steps returns to the Warner with their new show, "Orange Is The New Barack," featuring new faces from the Trump White House and Mar-A-Lago join old faces from the Obama years to bring their musical political satire to Torrington!
Contact: 860.489.7180
www.warnertheatre.org
Location: 68 Main Street Torrington CT 06790

Orange Is The New Barack
The Warner Theater

April 21, 2018
8 PM

New faces from the Trump White House and Mar-A-Lago join old faces from the Obama years to bring their musical political satire to Torrington!
Contact: 860.489.7180

Russian and Soviet Film Music: A Tuneful Survey
Close Encounters With Music

April 22, 2018
3 PM

In a lecture illustrated with film clips, Professor Timothy Sergay of SUNY Albany will present an overview of Russian and Soviet film music, focusing not only on the famous contributions of Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich, but also on such lesser known masters as Georgi Sviridov, the Soviet adoption of the Hollywood musical genre in the 1930s, the cultural role of songs created for Soviet films, and the influence of Russian music on Hollywood film scores.
Contact: 518.392.6677
www.cewm.org
Location: 2 Plunkett Street Lenox MA 01240

Grand Piano Trios--Mendelssohn and Smetana
Close Encounters With Music

April 29, 2018
3 PM

Enjoy this amazing show!
Contact: 518.392.6677
www.cewm.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Byron Katie - Loving What Is
Omega Institute

May 4, 2018 - May 6, 2018

Experience the freedom of undoing whatever makes you unhappy, and allow your mind to return to its true, awakened, peaceful, creative nature.
Contact: 845.266.4444
www.eomega.org
Location: 150 Lake Drive Rhinebeck NY 12572

Annual Luncheon Musicale Benefit
Close Encounters With Music

May 6, 2018
12 PM

Celebrate the Salon in the Gilded Age elegance of the Lenox Club, a venerable Berkshire presence since 1864! The scintillating atmosphere of the 19th century institution that helped promote artists, painters and musicians as the intelligentsia gathered to exchange ideas, enhanced by gaiety and ambience!
Contact: 518.392.6677
www.cewm.org
Location: 111 Yokun Avenue Lenox MA 01240

The Faux and the Fabulous-- Acronym Ensemble
Close Encounters With Music

May 12, 2018
6 PM

Much of their programming is devoted to modern premieres of works newly transcribed from manuscript, previously unpublished, unrecorded and unheard since the early 17th century.
Contact: 518.392.6677
www.cewm.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Past-Life Thereapy Training
Omega Institute

May 13, 2018 - May 18, 2018
Various

Gain professional skills in past-life regression with Brian Weiss and Carole K. Weiss.
Contact: 845.266.4444
www.eomega.org
Location: 150 Lake Drive Rhinebeck NY 12572

Dennis Deyoung: The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour
Warner Theatre

May 18, 2018
8 PM

In 1977, history was made with upon the release of THE GRAND ILLUSION album. His voice is one of the most recognizable in the music world today and continues to inspire new generations of fans.
Contact: 860.489.7180
www.warnertheatre.org
Location: 68 Main Street Torrington CT 06790

Coming to Our Senses
Omega Institute

May 20, 2018 - May 25, 2018
Various

In this 5-day retreat led by Jon Kabat-Zinn—internationally known for his work in bringing mindfulness practices into the mainstream of medicine and society—we engage in a range of practices to cultivate greater mindfulness and heartfulness.
Contact: 845.266.4444
www.eomega.org
Location: 150 Lake Drive Rhinebeck NY 12572

The Four Agreements for a Better Life
Omega Institute

June 1, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Various

Learn to apply ancient wisdom in your everyday life with Don Miguel Ruiz and sons.
Contact: 845.266.4444
www.eomega.org
Location: 150 Lake Drive Rhinebeck NY 12572

Lenny at 100--Feel the BERNstein
Close Encounters With Music

June 9, 2018
6 PM

Acknowledged as possibly the greatest conductor the U.S. has ever produced, Leonard Bernstein was dashing, brilliant and eloquent; a dazzling pianist, lecturer and cultural figure who redefined the word "charisma." Equally at home on the concert stage and Broadway, when summer came, he headed to the Berkshires.
Contact: 518.392.6677
www.cewm.org
Location: 14 Castle Street Great Barrington MA 01230

Energy Medicine
Omega Institute

July 27, 2018 - July 29, 2018
Various

Use Energy Medicine to bring joy and health into your life with Donna Eden and David Feinstein.
Contact: 845.266.4444
www.eomega.org
Location: 150 Lake Drive Rhinebeck NY 12572

Aging With Sass & Class
Omega Institute

September 14, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Various

Discover the joys and perks of life with best friends Joan Borysenko and Loretta LaRoche.
Contact: 845.266.4444
www.eomega.org
Location: 150 Lake Drive Rhinebeck NY 12572

Conversations With... Author and Scholar Mitchell Cohen On the Politics of Opera
Close Encounters With Music

November 12, 2018
3 PM

Mitchell Cohen, who combines his academic expertise in political science and lifelong interest in the spectacle of opera in his new book (The Politics of Opera-A History from Monteverdi to Mozart, Princeton Press), will underscore the political dimensions of libretti and ideological elements of opera, which absorbs and mirrors currents of the day in dramatic dress-up.
Contact: 518.392.6677
www.cewm.org
Location: St James Place Great Barrington MA 01230

ONGOING EVENTS
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Laurie Anderson
MASS MoCA

July 1, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Various

Highlighting a range of Anderson's artistic endeavors and her creative processes, the exhibition also includes a listening room of her experiments with binaural recordings and a gallery devoted to Anderson's large-scale charcoal drawings of her beloved dog, Lolabelle.
Contact: 413.662.2111
www.massmoca.org
Location: 1040 Mass MoCA Way North Adams MA 01247

Morgan Bulkeley: Nature Culture Clash
Berkshire Museum

September 29, 2017 - February 4, 2018
Various

A solo exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Berkshire-based artist Morgan Bulkeley.
Contact: 413.443.7171
www.berkshiremuseum.org
Location: 39 South Street Pittsfield MA 01201

Liz Glynn
MASS MoCA

October 7, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Various

Liz Glynn speculates on the nature of progress, utilizing MASS MoCA’s largest gallery to ask the question: "What’s next?" Wandering through 18-foot high pyramids of pallets, a felt cave, a maze of sea containers, and walkways suspended a precarious 14 feet from the floor, you can dig into the past to imagine what’s ahead. Opening reception is Saturday October 7 at 5:30 PM.
Contact: 413.662.2111
www.massmoca.org
Location: 1040 Mass MoCA Way North Adams MA 01247

Francesco Mastalia - YOGA: The Secret of Life
Millerton Movie House

October 14, 2017 - January 23, 2018
Various

The complete body of work features 108 renowned yogis including the following local yogis who will be included in the exhibit: Sharon Gannon, David Life, and Shiv Mirabito – all of Woodstock, New York, Raghunath of Canaan, New York, Coby Kozlowski of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and Justin Ram Das Logan of Red Hook, New York. Opening reception is October14 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.
Contact: 518.789.0022
www.themoviehouse.net
Location: 48 Main Street Millerton NY 12546

James Turrell - Into The Night
MASS MoCA

November 1, 2017 - January 10, 2018
Various

James' sculptures and architectural interventions elevate our experience and perception of light and space Enjoy the show!
Contact: 413.662.2111
www.massmoca.org
Location: 1040 Mass MoCA Way North Adams MA 01247

RJ Rosegarten
Berkshire School

November 3, 2017 - December 16, 2017
Various

Fans of The Art Annex will recall Rosegarten's work from his exhibit of unique "mixed media" compositions and witty paintings last year.
Contact: see website
www.rjrosegarten.com
Location: 245 North Undermountain Road Sheffield MA 01257

366iPhone 2016 a Year of Inspiration
The Mount

November 7, 2017 - January 6, 2018
Various

Diane Firtell hand an idea; to create a piece of art from a singular or multiple photos taken everyday in 2016 using her iPhone. The self imposed "challenge" was for each individual piece to be created from only those photos take on any particular day. Come and enjoy! Opening reception will be held on Friday, December 1st from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Contact: 413.394.9942
www.dianefirtell.com
Location: 297 North Street Pittsfield MA 01201

Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi
The Norman Rockwell Museum

November 11, 2017 - May 28, 2018
Various

Known for his successful book series The Spiderwick Chronicles, DiTerlizzi is widely celebrated for his images of such fantasy creatures as fairies, trolls, sprites, and goblins. The show will will showcase over 150 original paintings and drawings.
Contact: 413.298.4100
www.nrm.org
Location: 9 Glendale Road Stockbridge MA 01262

Hudson Valley Landscapes
Carrie Haddad Gallery

November 15, 2017 - December 31, 2017
5 PM - 7 PM

This exhibit presents a beautiful overview of impressionist and modern landscapes from both veteran and new gallery artists in distinctive styles (and sizes).
Contact: 518.828.1915
www.carriehaddadgallery.com
Location: 622 Warren Street Hudson NY 12534

Whimsical, Wonderful Festival of Trees 2017
Berkshire Museum

November 17, 2017 - January 2, 2018
Various

The annual event will feature more than 100 dazzling decorated trees, sponsored by businesses, schools, and community organizations in a true celebration of the holiday season.
Contact: 413.443.7171
www.berkshiremuseum.org
Location: 39 South Street Pittsfield MA 01201

TOUCHED by LIGHT
Ellen Lynch Photography

November 18, 2017 - December 27, 2017
Various

This exhibit features large-scale images of horses and landscapes illuminated by the sun – paying homage to the dance between light and shadow. Opening reception will be held November 18 from 4 PM to 7 PM
Contact: 208.390.9088
www.ellenlynch.com
Location: 34A Main Street Chatham NY12037

Festival of Trees
Berkshire Museum

November 18, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Various

Tap into your dreams! Fueled by imagination and tales of fantasy and whimsy, visit an indoor forest of embellished trees! The Festive preview party will be held November 17 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.


Contact: 413.443.7171
www.berkshiremuseum.org
Location: 39 South Street Pittsfield MA 01201

Salvador Dali
Morrison Gallery

November 18, 2017 - February 11, 2018
Various

Enjoy the beautiful works of art! Opening reception will be held Saturday November 18th from 5 PM to 7 PM.
Contact: 860.927.4501
www.morrisongallery.com
Location: 25 North Main Street Kent CT 06757

Hometown, the paintings of Jeffrey L. Neumann
Neumann Fine Art

November 18, 2017 - December 30, 2017
various

Neumann's paintings reflect upon the Mom & Pop businesses that prospered along the two-lane highways of 20th Century America. They allow us to experience a part of our past that is being swiftly replaced by the widespread influence of corporate conformity. Anchoring this exhibition will be Neumann's latest oil painting, Hillsdale, April afternoon, a view of the Hamlet which preserves a moment in time prior to the town's recent addition of new sidewalks and streetlamps. Opening reception and atist talk will be held on Saturday, November 25 at 6 PM.
Contact: 413) 246-5776
www.neumannfineart.com
Location: 66 Cold Water Street Hillsdale NY 12529

Hancock Holidays
Hancock Shaker Village

November 25, 2017 - December 17, 2017
Various

Be immersed in decked out wreaths, candles, decorations, and twinkling lights on weekends! Nuzzle up to our calves, sheep, goats, and chickens or warm up by the forge fire during blacksmith demonstrations. Sure to be fun for the entire family!
Contact: 413.443.0188
www.hancockshakervillage.org
Location: 1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield MA 01201

Thin Air
KMR Arts

December 2, 2017 - January 27, 2018
Various

These large scale pieces in Thin Air begin as photographs that Erb takes out of airplane windows while traveling. The images are then printed on watercolor paper. After adhering the paper to board, the artist then adds as many as 20 layers of encaustic wax and additional pigment to create a gauzy almost hazy look. The magic of these pictures is that they combine opposing impressions: hazy with clear, impressionism with realism, dream with fact, solidity with transparency.
Contact: 860.868-.533
www.kmrarts.com
Location: 2 Titus Road # 1 Washington Depot CT 06794

En Masse 2017
Thompson Giroux Gallery

December 2, 2017 - January 7, 2018
4 PM - 6 PM

En Masse is back at Thompson Giroux Gallery! This is the fourth year salon-style show featuring over 50 artists and an incredible range of affordable work--sculpture, glass art, oil paintings collages and much much more.

Contact: 860.361.6285
www.eventbrite.com
Location: 421 Bantam Road Litchfield CT 06759

Lisa Warren: Still Portraits/Family Landscapes
Standard Space

December 2, 2017 - January 14, 2018

Enjoy an exhibition of new paintings by Lisa Warren. Artist reception will be held December 2nd from 5:30 PM to 8 PM.
Contact: 917.627.3261
www.standardspace.net
Location: 147 Main Street Sharon CT 06069

Stockamore, Busby & Bryne
Five Points Gallery

December 7, 2017 - January 13, 2018
Various

See three unique showings. Pamela Stockamores' show is called Looking Back - 30 yrs, Peter Busbys' show is called Amphorae and Joseph Byrnes' show is called Connemara Paintings.
Contact: 860.618.7222
www.fivepointsgallery.org
Location: 33 Main Street Torrington CT 06790

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
Shakespeare & Company

December 15, 2017 - December 17, 2017
Various

The performance will be a costumed, staged reading of the imagined sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The ever-dependable Mary Bennet is growing tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love.
Contact: 413.637.1199
www.shakespeare.org
Location: 70 Kemble Street Lenox MA 01240

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