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Theatre, music and movies are opening with caution - some in person, others livestream. We follow the arts for you and have resumed our calendar listings, If you want further information, please visit the company's website, linked within the listing. We hope you remain safe and enjoy the arts as they become available.

Current Events

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Rose Algrant Art Show
August 6, 2021 – August 8, 2021 :
Featuring Cornwall Artists paintings, photography, drawings, ceramics, textiles, prints, linens, sculpture and jewelry. 15% of the show’s proceeds will benefit the Cornwall Woman's Society Scholarship Fund.
Location: Cornwall Consolidated School. 5 Cream Hill Road. West Cornwall CT
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Tanglewood
August 6, 2021 : 8PM
Herbert Blomstedt conducts an all-Beethoven program featuring violinist Joshua Bell
Contact: 413.637.1600
Location: Koussevitzky Music Shed 297 West Street Lenox MA 01240
REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIES
Ancram Opera House
August 7, 2021 : 7PM
An audience favorite featuring narratives told by local residents, returns LIVE.
Contact: 518.329.0114
Location: The Hilltop Barn. Roe Jansen Park. 116 Old Route 22. Hillsdale, NY.
Cecily Strong | This Will All Be Over Soon
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center:
August 7, 2021 : 4PM & 7PM
Join Saturday Night Live cast members Cecily Strong and Heidi Gardner (4pm)/Bowen Yang (7pm) for an exclusive first look at Cecily’s memoir, This Will All Be Over Soon a raw, unflinching story of loss, love, laughter and hope.
Contact: 413.528.0100
Location: 14 Castle Street. Great Barrington. MA 01230
Adeline
MASSMoCA
August 7, 2021 : 8PM
Funk, R&B, and soul hit a sonic sweet spot between the past and the future.
Contact: 413.662.2111
Location: 1040 MASS MoCA WAY North Adams, MA 01247
Branché, a Human Homage to Nature
PS 21 Chatham
August 7, 2021 : 3PM
A spectacular celebration of nature and the power of community. Presented among Crellin Park’s rocks, trees, and groves, features eight acrobat-dancers who lift, climb, fly, and jostle in a striking display of human harmony with and stewardship of our natural environment.
Location: 2980 Route 66. Chatham. NY 12037
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Tanglewood
August 8, 2021 : 2:30PM
Karina Canellakis conducts Mazzoli and Tchaikovsky featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
Contact: 413.637.1600
Location: Koussevitzky Music Shed 297 West Street Lenox MA 01240
Global Remix: America & the World
Conversations on the Green
August 8, 2021 : 3PM
Four titans of international relations will discuss America's role in the international order and the course Washington should chart for itself and the world. They will debate the challenges President Biden inherits, the looming clashes with Russia and China, the uncertainty created by a pandemic and the future of besieged democratic values - here and around the globe.
Contact: 203.947.1968
Location: Virtual
Much Ado About Shakespeare
Berkshire Opera Festival
August 11, 2021 :
This concert features music from operas inspired by Shakespeare's texts, and will showcase members of the cast of Falstaff.
Contact: 413.528.0100
Location: The Mount. 2 Plunkett Street. Lenox, MA
THE PLEIN AIR PLAYS
Ancram Opera House
August 12, 2021 – August 15, 2021 :
A series of three short original theatre pieces to be performed at three secret outdoor locations near the Opera House.The site-specific works are to be staged as a progressive performance. Audiences travel by car to experience three self-contained plays presented in environments relevant to their content.
Contact: 518.329.0114
Location: Various
20/20 Vision
Rites of Passage:
August 13, 2021 – August 17, 2021 :
An Interactive Walk-Through Multimedia Art Installation & Performance Celebrating the Lives of Women of Color America.
At the Whitney Center for the Arts.
ReWritten
Berkshire Pulse
August 13, 2021 – August 15, 2021 :
An immersive performance that explores the often silenced intimate relationship between authors Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. Moving between their lives, work, and remaining letters, ReWritten reimagines an intergenerational queer love story that helped shape American literature.
Contact: 413.274.6624
Location: Arrowhead. 780 Holmes Road. Pittsfield MA
Violinist Doori Na
Sherman Chamber Ensemble
August 13, 2021 – August 14, 2021 :
One of Dvorak's most beloved string quartets. Doori Na will perform the ultra virtuosic "Valor" by Paul Frucht, artistic Director of the Charles Ives Center.
Contact: 860.355.5930
Location: Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens. Washington. CT
20/20 Vision: Celebrating the Lives of Women of Color
TapRoot Sessions
August 13, 2021 – August 17, 2021 : Various
1 House. 21 Rooms. 5 Days. 10 Live Performances. An immersive multi media event created through the lens of Black, Indigenous, Immigrant, cis and trans Women of Color (BIWOC) in America.
Location: Whitney Center for the Arts. 42 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield MA 01201
Philip Edward Fisher & Friends
Tannery Pond Concerts
August 14, 2021 : 8PM
Piano, violin & cello.
Contact: 888.820.1696
Location: Saint James Church. 117 Hudson Avenue. Chatham NY 12037
Summer in the Berkshires
Hancock Shaker Village
August 14, 2021 : 6 PM
Featuring a concert Performance by the Knights.
Contact: 413.443.0188
Location: 1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield MA 01201
ANNUAL LITCHFIELD HILLS CREATIVE FESTIVAL
NWCT Arts Council
August 14, 2021 :
he festival will include artist vendors at Franklin Plaza, live music at Coe Memorial Park, open artist studios and many other public activities for all ages.
Location: Downtown Torrington CT
Skip Marley with Ivy Sole
MASSMoCA
August 14, 2021 : 8PM
Marley honors the legacy of his legendary grandfather Bob with an energetic blend of rock, rap and pop.
Contact: 413.662.2111
Location: 1040 MASS MoCA WAY North Adams, MA 01247
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Tanglewood
August 14, 2021 : 8PM
Anna Rakitina conducts Elana Langer, Ravel, and Elgar featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
Contact: 413.637.1600
Location: Koussevitzky Music Shed 297 West Street Lenox MA 01240
ROOMFUL OF BLUES
Infinity Hall
August 14, 2021 : 8PM
Roomful is indeed, America’s quintessential Blues band. Their winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul remains their calling card, as does their ability to fill the dance floor.
Contact: 866.666.6306
Location: 20 Greenwoods Road West Norfolk, CT 06058
Columbia and Dutchess Counties
Garden Conservancy Open Days
August 15, 2021 :
Tour the gardens of Columbia and Dutchess Counties NY.
Contact: 845.424.6500
Location: Columbia and Dutchess Counties NY
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Tanglewood
August 15, 2021 : 2:30PM
Herbert Blomstedt conducts an all-Brahms program featuring violinist Leonidas Kavakos.
Contact: 413.637.1600
Location: Koussevitzky Music Shed 297 West Street Lenox MA 01240
BENEFIT CONCERT
Shakespeare & Company
August 17, 2021 :
Project Grand Slam (PGS) is the brainchild of acclaimed leader / bassist / composer Robert Miller. PGS is a celebrated fusion of Rock and Jazz with a twist of Latin and a New York City groove.
Contact: 413.637.3353
Location: Tina Packer Playhouse 70 Kemble Street Lenox MA 01240
JULIAN LAGE
Infinity Hall
August 18, 2021 : 8PM
Featuring bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Dave King. Hailed as one of the most prodigious guitarists of his generation and “highest category ofimprovising musicians" (New Yorker), Julian Lagehas spent more than a decade searching through the myriad strains of American musical history via impeccable technique, free association and a spirit of infinite possibility.
Contact: 866.666.6306
Location: 20 Greenwoods Road West Norfolk, CT 06058
Lido Pimienta
MASSMoCA
August 20, 2021 : 8PM
An ecstatic musical hybrid of electronic meets cumbia.
Contact: 413.662.2111
Location: 1040 MASS MoCA WAY North Adams, MA 01247
WILL EVANS (OF BAREFOOT TRUTH)
Infinity Hall
August 20, 2021 : 8PM
Will Evans has spent the last decade as the primary songwriter and frontman for the New England based Roots Rock outfit Barefoot Truth. After four albums and 20+ million plays on Spotify, he embarked on his solo journey,
Contact: 866.666.6306
Location: 20 Greenwoods Road West Norfolk, CT 06058
Verdi's Falstaff
Berkshire Opera Festival
August 21, 2021 : 1PM
Mainstage blockbuster is a new mounting of Verdi's comic masterpiece with one of the world's most sought-after Verdi baritones in the title role, the incomparable Sebastian Catana.
Also performed on August 24 & 27 at 7:30PM
Contact: 413.528.0100
Location: 14 Castle Street. Great Barrington MA 01230
The Art of Brewing
Norman Rockwell Museum
August 21, 2021 : 1PM – 4PM
Spend an afternoon sampling some of the best local brews and food. Be inspired by illustration art in the galleries and on the beer cans!
Contact: 413.931.2221
Location: 9 Route 183 Stockbridge MA 01262
THE WEIGHT BAND
Infinity Hall
August 21, 2021 : 8PM
The Weight Band originated in 2013 inside the famed Woodstock barn of Levon Helm when Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante — both former members of The Band — performed “Songs of The Band” with Band founder, Garth Hudson, alongside Jimmy Vivino and Byron Isaacs. Inspired to carry on the legacy of the unforgettable rock group,
Contact: 866.666.6306
Location: 20 Greenwoods Road West Norfolk, CT 06058
STOCKBRIDGE SUMMER ARTS & CRAFT SHOW
August 21, 2021 – August 22, 2021 :
Over 75 jury-selected artists and crafters will display their work ranging from paintings to ceramics, firberware to jewelry, sculpture to photography Hours are Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Admission to the Arts & Crafts Show is FREE.
Contact: info@stockbridgechamber.org
Location: Bidwell Park. 50 Main Street. Stockbridge MA
Judy Collins
Tanglewood
August 22, 2021 : 2:30PM
Popular Artist Series with special Guests Richard Thompson and Jesse Collin Young.
Contact: 413.637.1600
Location: Koussevitzky Music Shed 297 West Street Lenox MA 01240
The Roots
MASSMoCA
August 22, 2021 : 8PM
The Roots have become one of the best known and most respected hip-hop acts in the business. Named one of the "50 Greatest Live Acts" by Rolling Stone, The Roots are the official house band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Tickets on sale: Friday, June 25 @ 10AM
Contact: 413.662.2111
Location: 1040 MASS MoCA WAY North Adams, MA 01247
Columbia County
Garden Conservancy Open Days
August 28, 2021 :
Tour the Garden of Helen Bodian.
Contact: 845.424.6500
Location: Columbia County NY
Litchfield County
Garden Conservancy Open Days
August 28, 2021 :
Interior designer and garden book author Bunny Williams’ intensively planted fifteen-acre estate has a sunken garden with twin perennial borders surrounding a fishpond...
Contact: 845.424.6500
Location: Columbia County NY
90TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
Warner Theater
August 28, 2021 : 3PM – 7PM
Celebrating 90 wonderful years and reopening with a big birthday party - and you're invited! The afternoon's festivities include heavy hors d’ourves from the area’s vibrant dining scene, a cocktail reception with a signature cocktail, a special chocolate tasting, live music, of course, Birthday Cake!
Contact: 860.489.7180
Location: Studio Theatre. 84 Main Street. Torrington CT 06790
Pianist Margaret Kampmeier
Sherman Chamber Ensemble
September 3, 2021 – September 4, 2021 :
The season ends on Labor Day weekend showcasing both old school and contemporary gems. The evening features Margaret Kampmeier (piano) along with Susan Rotholz (flute), Paul Woodiel (violin), Michael Roth (vlolin), Sarah Adams (viola), and Eliot Bailen (cello).
Contact: 860.355.5930
Location: St. Andrews Church. Kent and Christ Church. Pawling NY
Paul Taylor Dance Company
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center:
September 3, 2021 – September 4, 2021 : 8PM
Two nights of modern dance over Labor Day Weekend, featuring three works, Aureole, A Field of Grass and Brandenburgs.
Contact: 413.528.0100
Location: 14 Castle Street. Great Barrington. MA 01230
THE FOUR AGREEMENTS FOR A BETTER LIFE
Omega Institute
September 9, 2021 – September 12, 2021 :
Don Miguel Ruiz and sons show us how to transform our lives with The Four Agreements. This will be don Miguel Ruiz's last time teaching at Omega before retirement. Don't miss out!
Contact: 845.266.4444
Location: 150 Lake Drive. Rhinebeck NY 12572
Basilica SoundScape
Basilica Hudson
September 17, 2021 – September 18, 2021 :
Annual weekend of music and art - in collaboration with PS21, The Creative Independent and new partner H0l0.
Contact: 518.822.1050
Location: PS21 Performance Spaces. Chatham. NY
Erik Edstrom
Salisbury Forum
September 17, 2021 : 7:30 PM
Edstrom's book Un-American -- A Soldier's Reckoning of Our Longest War, is the raw and heartbreaking experience of battle, its long term effects on veterans, and the wasteful spending of Americans' tax dollars. A free Zoom webinar with a Q & A following his presentation.
Contact: 860.824.5123
Location: Virtual
Paul Huang & Helen Huang
Tannery Pond Concerts
September 18, 2021 : 6PM
Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms, Johan Sibelius, Camille Saint-Saëns. Paul Huang on violin and Helen Huang on piano.
Contact: 888.820.1696
Location: Saint James Church. 117 Hudson Avenue. Chatham NY 12037
Nate Bargatze
Warner Theater
September 18, 2021 : 8PM
Good Problem to Have Tour. Hailing from Old Hickory, Tennessee, rising stand-up comedian Nate Bargatze is selling out shows across America. On March 26th, Nate’s first solo one hour Netflix special, The Tennessee Kid, will premiere globally.
Contact: 860.489.7180
Location: Oneglia Auditorium. 68 Main Street. Torrington CT 06790
Dutchess County
Garden Conservancy Open Days
September 18, 2021 :
Tour the Gardens of Dutchess County,
Contact: 845.424.6500
Location: Columbia County NY
Celebrate Light Into Night!
Art Omi
September 18, 2021 :
Enjoy an elegant catered picnic in plein air, art happenings, an exciting live auction, with a thrilling performance to close out the night. Kids enjoy a fête of their own with the Little Stars Party at the Benenson Center.
Contact: 518.392.4747
Location: Benenson Center. 1405 County Route 22 Ghent. NY. 12075
Music in the Meadows
Litchfield Historical Society
September 24, 2021 : 7:30PM
A Concert and Box Dinner Benefiting The Litchfield Historical Society and The Tapping Reeve Meadow featuring The Creswell Club Band.
Contact: 860.567.4501
Fresh Grass Festival
MASSMoCA
September 24, 2021 – September 26, 2021 :
Dispatch (acoustic), Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Béla Fleck My Bluegrass Heart, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sarah Jarosz, and so many more.
Contact: 413.662.2111
Location: 1040 MASS MoCA WAY North Adams, MA 01247
Getting the Love You Want
Omega Institute
September 24, 2021 – September 26, 2021 :
Achieve transformative and healing tools for couples with Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt. The Workshop, based on Imago Relationship Therapy, gives couples the concepts and skills they need to co-create a safe relationship, experience and sustain deep connecting, and experience joyful aliveness.
Contact: 845.266.4444
Location: 150 Lake Drive. Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Yegor Dyachkov, cello, & Ilya Poletaev, piano
Tannery Pond Concerts
September 25, 2021 : 6PM
Contact: 888.820.1696
Location: Saint James Church. 117 Hudson Avenue. Chatham NY 12037
Christopher Cross
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
October 1, 2021 : 8PM
In a career spanning over five decades, singer-songwriter Christopher Cross has sold over 10 million albums. His music has garnered five Grammys, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, an Emmy nomination and five Top 10 singles.
Contact: 413.528.0100
Location: 14 Castle Street. Great Barrington. MA 01230
Mahaiwe 2021 Gala: Leslie Odom, Jr.
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
October 10, 2021 : 8PM
Vocalist, songwriter, author, and actor Leslie Odom, Jr. will perform in an evening of live music, backed by an accompanying band, giving soulful treatments to familiar melodies and long-time favorites at the 2021 Mahaiwe Gala.
Contact: 413.528.0100
Location: 14 Castle Street. Great Barrington. MA 01230
RADICAL WISDOM: THE WORK OF BYRON KATIE
Omega Institute
October 22, 2021 – October 24, 2021 :
Byron Katie says you can change the world by making minor shifts in your thinking. Experience the radical wisdom and find freedom, by undoing whatever makes you unhappy and allowing your mind to return to its true, peaceful, creative state.
Contact: 845.266.4444
Location: 150 Lake Drive. Rhinebeck NY 12572
MELISSA ETHERIDGE
Warner Theater
November 2, 2021 : 8PM
The iconic Grammy and Academy-Award winning singer/songwriter stormed onto the scene with her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals. Live Music Is Back!
Contact: 860.489.7180
Location: 68 Main Street. Torrington. CT. 06790
Rosanne Cash
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
November 6, 2021 : 8PM
One of the country’s pre-eminent singer-songwriters, Rosanne Cash has released 15 albums of extraordinary songs that have earned four Grammy Awards and 12 nominations, as well as 21 top-40 hits, including 11 chart-topping singles.
Contact: 413.528.0100
Location: 14 Castle Street. Great Barrington. MA 01230
A Swingin' Litte Christmas
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
December 10, 2021 : 8PM
A holiday cabaret show with Jane Lynch, an actress, singer, playwright and author who eceived an Emmy and Golden Globe, and Kate Flannery, best known for her 9 seasons as Meredith on NBC’s The Office.
Contact: 413.528.0100
Location: 14 Castle Street. Great Barrington. MA 01230
John Pizzarelli Trio - The New Standards
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
December 18, 2021 : 8PM
Pizzarell, the world-renowned guitarist and singer, has established himself as a prime contemporary interpreter of the Great American Songbook and beyond,
Contact: 413.528.0100
Location: 14 Castle Street. Great Barrington. MA 01230
Tom Papa
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
March 11, 2022 : 8PM
With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success as an author, in film, TV, radio and podcasts as well as on the live stage.
Contact: 413.528.0100
Location: 14 Castle Street. Great Barrington. MA 01230
KEVIN JAMES
Warner Theater
May 15, 2022 : 8PM
The Emmy nominated actor known for hit shows The King of Queens and Kevin Can Wait.
Note this concert was originally scheduled for 2020, all original tickets are valid for the new date.
Contact: 860.489.7180
Location: 68 Main Street. Torrington. CT. 06790

Ongoing Events

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James Turrell: Into the Light
MASSMoCA
July 12, 2020 – December 31, 2025 :
In James Turrell’s hands, light is more than simply a source of illumination: it is a discrete, physical object. His sculptures and architectural interventions elevate our experience and perception of light and space.
Contact: 413.662.2111
Location: 1040 MASS MoCA WAY North Adams, MA 01247
Earth Expo
Berkshire Museum
November 1, 2020 – November 4, 2021 :
The scope and speed of climate change can be overwhelming. Acting, listening and learning together can make our community stronger. Learn about climate resilience, energy efficiency and environmental action.
Contact: 413.443.7171
Location: Online Gathering
This is Not a Gag
MASSMoCA
November 7, 2020 – November 7, 2021 :
Richard Nielsen reveals the fiercest and finest parts of human nature in This is Not a Gag, his series of portraits of people in their face masks.
Contact: 413.662.2111
Location: 1040 MASS MoCA WAY North Adams, MA 01247
Mario Merz
Dia:Beacon
November 20, 2020 – May 30, 2025 :
The exhibition revisits Merz’s key forms and motifs, distinctive use of neon, and deployment of the Fibonacci sequence—where each number equals the sum of the two that precede it—for the structure of his installations.
Location: Riggio Galleries. 3 Beekman Street. Beacon NY
Auditory After Hours:Clipping
MASSMoCA
December 5, 2020 – December 19, 2021 : 7PM. 7:30PM. 8PM
The only Hugo Award-nominated rap group delivers boundless oceanic soundscape of never-before-heard tracks that engulf listeners as they wander the dusk-filled galleries.
Saturday, December 5, 12, & 19
Contact: 413.662.2111
Location: 1040 MASS MoCA WAY North Adams, MA 01247
ERIN SHIRREFF: REMAINDERS
Clark Art Institute
January 16, 2021 – January 2, 2022 :
This yearlong exhibition in public spaces around the Clark examines Erin Shirreff’s practice—between analog and digital media, two and three dimensions, and still and moving images—and its fascination with the mythmaking behind art history.
Contact: 413.528.1216 ex 3102
Location: 225 South Street. Williamstown. MA 01267
ARTIST ERIN SHIRREFF
Clark Art Institute
January 21, 2021 – January 2, 2022 :
Contemporary artist Erin Shirreff (Canadian, b. 1975). Remainders presents photographs, prints and video that examine Shirreff’s fascination with the mythmaking behind art history through a practice that spans analog and digital media, two and three dimensions and still and moving images.
Contact: 413.458.2303
Location: 225 South Street. Williamstown MA 01267
Auditory After Hours: Jason Moran
MASSMoCA
February 6, 2021 – December 20, 2021 : 7PM. 7:30PM. 8PM
A selection of music specially designed for Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective. LeWitt’s patterns have inspired Moran since early in his career; in Moran’s own words, this Auditory After Hours set is geared toward “breaking the grid”—whether you enjoy it in LeWitt or any of our expansive galleries.
Saturday, February 6. 13 & 20
Contact: 413.662.2111
Location: 1040 MASS MoCA WAY North Adams, MA 01247
Ground/Work
Clark Art Institute
February 13, 2021 – October 17, 2021 :
A reverence for nature and a desire to further enliven the surrounding trails, pastures, and woods inspired Ground/work—the Clark Art Institute’s first outdoor exhibition.
Contact: 413.528.1216 ex 3102
Location: 225 South Street. Williamstown. MA 01267
After the Mobile:Tim Prentice
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
March 19, 2021 – April 24, 2022 :
The exhibition will feature twenty indoor works, five outdoor works, and a video portrait of the artist, presented both in the Museum’s galleries and Sculpture Garden, with the indoor exhibition on view from March 29 to October 4, 2021, and the outdoor installation on view from September 19, 2021 to April 24, 2022.
Contact: 203.438.4519
Location: 258 Main Street. Ridgefield. CT 06877
Glenn Kaino: In the Light of a Shadow
MASSMoCA
April 4, 2021 – September 5, 2021 :
inspired by the connection between protests across the globe, specifically those in response to the tragic events known as “Bloody Sunday” from Selma, Alabama and Derry, Northern Ireland.
Contact: 413.662.2111
Location: 1040 MASS MoCA WAY North Adams, MA 01247
Together in Isolation
The Re-Institute
April 14, 2021 – October 30, 2021 : Various
Contact: 518.567.5359
Location: 1395 Boston Corners Road Millerton NY 12546
Nature Transformed
Clark Art Institute
May 8, 2021 – October 31, 2021 :
The imaginative and expertly crafted art of Claude Lalanne (1925–2019) and François-Xavier Lalanne (1927–2008) reflects their belief that the human, animal, and vegetal worlds share a profound kinship.
Contact: 413.528.1216 ex 3102
Location: 225 South Street. Williamstown. MA 01267
If You Lived Here You'd Be Home By Now
Wassaic Project
May 22, 2021 – September 18, 2021 : 3PM – Late
Annual Summer Exhibition will feature 35 artists in and around the mill with a particular emphasis on immersive, site-specific installations.
Contact: 855.927.7242
Location: 37 Furnace Bank Road Wassaic NY 12592
Allée Gathering & Just the three of us.
Art Omi
May 29, 2021 – August 29, 2021 :
Celebrate the opening of Jean Shin, Allée Gathering and Shona McAndrew: Just the three of us!
Jean Shin is recognized for her large-scale installations that transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community. Shona McAndrew points a sculptural installation depicting a group of friends sharing time together surrounded by over 170 individual papier mache objects, all handmade by the artist.
Contact: 518.392.4747
Location: Benenson Center. 1405 County Route 22 Ghent. NY. 12075
C.A.V.U. (Skyspace)
MASSMoCA
May 29, 2021 – August 31, 2021 :
“I can make the sky any color you choose.” — James Turrell
Thirty years in the making, Turrell’s largest free-standing circular Skyspace. Measuring 40 feet in diameter and 40 feet high, this repurposed concrete water tank transforms into one of Turrell’s signature immersive light installations, carving out a small piece of the sky and framing it as a canvas with infinite depth.
Contact: 413.662.2111
Location: 1040 MASS MoCA WAY North Adams, MA 01247
SculptureNow
The Mount
June 1, 2021 – October 13, 2021 :
A brand new exhibition of 30 large-scale contemporary sculptures! Explore this exhibit on your own using the SculptureNow app available for download soon! Meet the artists in person, or book an artist led tour of the exhibition.
Contact: 413.551.5111
Location: 2 Plunkett Street Lenox MA 01240
Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration
Norman Rockwell Museum
June 12, 2021 – October 21, 2021 :
Fictional worlds of magic and adventure come to life through fantasy illustration. Myths, legends, fables, romance, and epic battles involving swords and sorcery occur in a world unfamiliar to us.
Contact: 413.931.2221
Location: 9 Route 183 Stockbridge MA 01262
HUDSON TALBOTT: RIVER THE DREAMS
Hudson Hall
June 12, 2021 – August 15, 2021 :
The first retrospective survey of work by renowned children’s author and illustrator. Talbott has written and illustrated over 25 books for young readers, earning recognition from the Newbury Book Awards and the American Library Association’s list of Notable Books.
Contact: 518.822.1438
Location: 327 Warren Street. Hudson. NY 12534
Wet Ink Reading Series
Great Barrington Public Theater
June 14, 2021 – August 4, 2021 : Various
Live stage readings and outdoor storytellers.
July 10 @4PM Brendan Mathews This is Not a Love Song
July 12 @ 7:30PM Michael Brady Queen of the Sea
August 2 & 3 @ 7:30PM Treat Williams Grant
August 4 @ 7:30PM Leigh Strimbeck The Queen of Fenway Court
Contact: greatbarringtonpublic@gmail.com
Location: Various
Visions of Norway
Clark Art Institute
June 19, 2021 – September 19, 2021 :
Exhibit focused on the Norwegian painter Nikolai Astrup (1880–1928), who deftly wove tradition and innovation into his artistic production. Astrup is considered one of Norway’s most important artists, yet he is largely unknown outside of his homeland.
Contact: 413.528.1216 ex 3102
Location: 225 South Street. Williamstown. MA 01267
Cool and Collected '21
Kenise Barnes Fine Art
June 26, 2021 – August 8, 2021 :
A group exhibition of new work by Gabe Brown, Jill Parisi and Margaret Lanzetta on view with a public reception on Saturday, July 10 from 2-4.PM.
Contact: 860.592.0220
Location: 7 Fulling Lane. Kent. CT 06757
Multi-Platform Festival
Jacob's Pillow
June 30, 2021 – September 23, 2021 : 7PM
With onsite (outdoor) and online performances, talks, classes, a new exhibit, community events and traveling performances. Online events streaming through September 23.
Location: Live and Virtual
New and Favorites, Art by Franken
Kent Memorial Library
July 1, 2021 – August 31, 2021 :
Thomas Franken is an innovative and imaginative artist and designer. His portfolio encompasses a variety of media including paintings, silk screen prints, collages, creations in wood, and graphic design.
Artist Reception Saturday, August 7th from 46PM.
Contact: 860.927.3761
Location: Kent Community House. Kent. CT 06757
King Lear
Shakespeare & Company
July 2, 2021 – August 29, 2021 :
“Nothing will come of nothing, speak again.” —King Lear
The once powerful King Lear chooses to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, and so begins one of Shakespeare’s most moving tragedies.
Contact: 413.637.3353
Location: Spruce Theatre 70 Kemble Street Lenox MA 01240
EMERGENT SYSTEM
Standard Space
July 2, 2021 – August 15, 2021 :
Drawings and animations by artist Joshua Frankel. A selection of the 1,001 ink drawings as part of his creative process for this project, alongside a number of GIFs. The film will also be on viewat the gallery, for those unable to attend the performance.
Opening Reception FrIday July 2, 5:30- 9:30OPM.
Contact: 917.627.3261
Location: 147 Main Street Sharon CT 06069
2021 Juried Exhibition
Five Points Gallery
July 2, 2021 – August 14, 2021 :
Juried by Joseph Fucigna
Opening Reception, July 2 5-8PM
Contact: 860.618.7222
Location: 33 Main Street Torrington CT 06790
SUMMERSCAPE 2021
Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard
July 8, 2021 – August 15, 2021 :
This July and August, Bard SummerScape returns with a full season of live music, dance, opera, and performance, culminating in the 31st annual Bard Music Festival, Nadia Boulanger and Her World.
Contact: 845.758.7900
Location: 60 Manor Avenue Annandale-On-Hudson NY 12504
Brenda Zlamany
The Re-Institute
July 10, 2021 – September 18, 2021 :
The Itinerant Portraitist. Part of a multi-year project in which Brenda explores the constructive effects in communities around the globe.
Contact: 518.567.5359
Location: 1395 Boston Corners Road Millerton NY 12546
Tipping the Balance
Chesterwood
July 10, 2021 – October 25, 2021 :
Contemporary Sculpture by John Van Alstine whose art is informed by 20th century ideas gleaned from abstraction, constructivism, Eastern art and philosophy, assemblage, found objects and aspects of cubism and collage.
Preview reception and talk with the artist and curator will take place on Friday, July 9th at 5PM.
Contact: 413.298.3579
Location: 3 Williamsville Road Stockbridge MA 01262
Land of Enchantment
Norman Rockwell Museum
July 10, 2021 – October 31, 2021 :
This outdoor installation will feature unique original works inspired by the exhibition’s themes of classical and contemporary mythology, fairy tales, and fantastical heroes and villains.
Opening Saturday, July 10 • 2 – 4PM.
Contact: 413.931.2221
Location: 9 Route 183 Stockbridge MA 01262
Kurt + Courtney
LabSpace
July 10, 2021 – August 30, 2021 :
Join us for a floor-to-ceiling installation of outtakes never-before seen, one-of-a-kind polaroids and test shots from Guzman’s 1992 photo. Opening reception Saturday, 10 July @ 1-5PM
Contact: julielabspace@gmail.com
Location: 2642 NY Route 23. Hillsdale NY 12529
The Summer Lecture Series
The Mount
July 12, 2021 – August 31, 2021 :
Brings leading biographer and historians to the Berkshires. This year’s series will New York Times bestselling author Janice P. Nimura, Pulitzer-prize winner author Debby Applegate and Biographer Sydney Ladensohn Stern.
Contact: 413.551.5111
Location: 2 Plunkett Street Lenox MA 01240
ELEANOR
Barrington Stage Company
July 16, 2021 – August 7, 2021 :
Artist and playwright Mark St. Germain brings to life Eleanor Roosevelt, the most influential First Lady the world has ever seen. From her “Ugly Duckling” upbringing to her unorthodox marriage to Franklin, Eleanor puts her controversial life, loves and passions on the stage.
Contact: 877.250.2929
Location: Boyd/Quinson Stage. 30 Union Street. Pittsfield MA
Dürer & After
Clark Art Institute
July 17, 2021 – October 3, 2021 :
Drawing fof works by—and inspired by—Albrecht Dürer. Original prints appear alongside faithful imitations and freer interpretations by artists including Israhel van Meckenem the Younger, Marcantonio Raimondi, Hieronymus Hopfer and Jan Wierix, offering a unique opportunity to assess Dürer’s centuries-long artistic legacy.
Contact: 413.458.2303
Location: 225 South Street. Williamstown MA 01267
Free Summer Concerts
Eagles Trombone and Brass Ensembles
July 20, 2021 – August 22, 2021 : 7PM
First free concert in Pittsfield (rain location is the First United Methodist Church on Fenn St). The trombone ensemble will be playing popular upbeat tunes ranging from ragtime to rock’n’roll. The brass ensemble’s program includes Rondeau (this has long been the theme for Masterpiece Theatre), Ashokan Farewell, This Old Man, and America the Beautiful.
Location: Springside Park. Pittsfield. MA
Book Marks
David M. Hunt Library
July 24, 2021 – September 30, 2021 :
In its first large group art exhibition in over a year to celebrate our life-long friendships with books.
An outdoor reception with refreshments and live music will take place on Saturday July 24 from 4 to 6PM.
Contact: 860-824-7424
Location: 63 Main Street Falls Village CT 06031
Klea McKenna
KMR Arts
July 24, 2021 – August 14, 2021 :
Klea McKenna uses the photogram process to create unique gelatin silver prints that contain both vivid detail and ethereal abstraction.
The opening reception will be on Saturday, July 24 from 3-6PM.
Contact: 860.868.7533
Location: 2 Titus Rd # 1 Washington Depot CT 06794
The Flowers
Craven Contemporary
July 24, 2021 – September 21, 2021 :
Alex Katz turned to flowers as a way to capture a sense of movement he felt was missing in his portraits. These beautiful and instantly recognizable works in the artist’s signature pared-down style will have three separate shows revolve around them.
Gallery reception (artist remarks at 4:45PM July 24, 4:00 – 6:00PM
Location: 4 Fulling Lane Kent, CT 06757
King Arthur
Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard
July 25, 2021 – August 5, 2021 : Various
Idealism, treachery, honor, and perfidy collide in this richly lyrical opera by French composer Ernest Chausson. This opulently scored work, which premiered in 1903, lays bare the tragedy of King Arthur’s betrayal at the hands of his queen Guinevere and his trusted knight Lancelot.
Contact: 845.758.7900
Location: 60 Manor Avenue Annandale-On-Hudson NY 12504
Pippin
Mac-Haydn Theatre
July 29, 2021 – August 8, 2021 :
There’s magic to do when a young man learns the true meaning of glory, love and war in Stephen Schwartz’s iconic and unforgettable musical masterpiece. Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment.
Contact: 518.567.6907
Location: 1925 NY 203 Chatham. NY. 12037
IN-PERSON FESTIVAL
SPRING HILL ARTS GATHERING
July 29, 2021 – August 8, 2021 :
Features Ariana DeBose, Sophie B. Hawkins, Alex Newell, KT Tunstall, Graydon Carter, Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, Matthew Whitaker, Pilobolus and the Connecticut Ballet. Slated for July 29 – August 1 and August 6 – 8
Contact: shag@springhillartsgathering.com
Location: Spring Hill Vineyards. 292 Bee Brook Road. New Preston CT).
The Christopher Boy’s Communion
Great Barrington Public Theater
July 29, 2021 – August 8, 2021 :
The East Coast Premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet’s newest work asks difficult questions and provides hard answers about how much a parent will risk and trade to redeem one of their own
Contact: greatbarringtonpublic@gmail.com
Location: Daniel Arts Center at Simon's Rock College
BOCA
Barrington Stage Company
July 30, 2021 – August 22, 2021 :
World Premiere Play. Are you ready for some laughs? Come, soak up the good life in Boca Raton, a city that offers the fountain of youth; the sun always shines, the lawn’s are always manicured, and the weather holds steady at a perfect 75.
Contact: 877.250.2929
Location: BSC Production Center. 34 Laurel Street. Pittsfield MA
ART
Shakespeare & Company
July 30, 2021 – August 22, 2021 :
What is the value of friendship, of art, of money? How much would you pay for a white painting? One of Marc’s best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting. It's white.
Contact: 413.637.3353
Location: Roman Garden Theatre 70 Kemble Street Lenox MA 01240
Jacob’s Pillow On The Road
Jacob's Pillow
July 31, 2021 – August 8, 2021 :
Free Pillow Pop-Up Performances across Berkshire County. Pack a blanket or your favorite outdoor chair, invite your family and friends, and bring a snack to enjoy this 45 minute pop-up performance in a park near you!
Location: Various Towns
Bard Music Festival: Rediscoveries
Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard
August 4, 2021 – August 16, 2021 :
Devoted to the work of Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979), the pioneering Parisian pedagogue, composer, conductor, pianist, organist, and indomitable personality who shaped more than a generation of American musicians, among them Aaron Copland, Philip Glass and Virgil Thomson.
Contact: 845.758.7900
Location: 60 Manor Avenue Annandale-On-Hudson NY 12504
A Celebration of Black Voices
Barrington Stage Company
August 4, 2021 – August 8, 2021 :
Wednesday, August 4 6:00PM Kick Off — Opening the Festival will be the Brownskin Band performing their own high energy version of their favorite soul, funk and R&B songs.
Thursday, August 5
11:00AM Interactive SupaDupa Storytelling Power Hour with Ty Allan Jackson
6:00PM Poetry Slam — An evening of poetry featuring local poets
Friday, August 6
6:00PM West Side Takes the Stage: Take 2
Saturday, August 7
6:00PM West Side Takes the Stage: Take 2
Sunday, August 8
1:00PM Joyful Noise — Gospel Concert featuring local choirs and gospel singers.
6:00PM Ain’t I A Woman tells the stories of unsung African American heroines.
Contact: 877.250.2929
Location: Tartell Family Outdoor Stage Outdoors at the Polish Community Club. At Linden and Center Streets. Pittsfield MA
Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Jacob's Pillow
August 4, 2021 – August 8, 2021 :
A Pillow-commissioned world premiere by choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie, celebrated for his work with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, and Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Contact: 413.243.9919
Location: The Henry J. Leir Stage. 358 George Carter Road. Becket MA
NADIA BOULANGER AND HER WORLD
Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard
August 6, 2021 – August 15, 2021 : Various
Two summer weekends of concerts and discussions exploring the life and times of Nadia Boulanger, the pioneering Parisian pedagogue, composer, conductor, pianist, organist, and indomitable personality who shaped more than a generation of American musicians.
Contact: 845.758.7900
Location: 60 Manor Avenue Annandale-On-Hudson NY 12504
LATASHA BARNES PRESENTS THE JAZZ CONTINUUM
Jacob's Pillow
August 11, 2021 – August 15, 2021 :
Through this acclaimed series, LaTasha Barnes and her cast of masterful dancers and musicians embody, amplify, and showcase the power of Jazz dance and Lindy Hop to their personal dance journeys and the artform as a global phenomenon.
Contact: 413.243.9919
Location: The Henry J. Leir Stage. 358 George Carter Road. Becket MA
SISTER SORRY
Barrington Stage Company
August 12, 2021 – August 29, 2021 :
Wilkinson described his encounters with a conceptual artist in New York who maintained an answering machine on which the artist encouraged callers to confess their crimes.
Contact: 877.250.2929
Location: Boyd/Quinson Stage. 30 Union Street. Pittsfield MA
She Loves Me
Mac-Haydn Theatre
August 12, 2021 – August 22, 2021 :
A warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old-world elegance.
Set in a 1930s European perfumery, two feuding shop clerks both respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper.
Contact: 518.567.6907
Location: 1925 NY 203 Chatham. NY. 12037
Nina Simone: Four Women
Berkshire Theatre Group
August 13, 2021 – September 5, 2021 :
Outside in The Courtyard at The Unicorn Theatre one imagines a conversation, often through music, between Simone and three African-American women.
Contact: 413.298.5576
Location: The Unicorn Theatre. 6 East Street . Stockbridge MA 01262
Tiny Beautiful Things
Chester Theatre Company
August 18, 2021 – August 29, 2021 :
A celebration of the simple beauty of being human, based on the “Dear Sugar” column written by Cheryl Strayed, offers affirmation of love and loss, of pain and pleasure, of deep loneliness and shared humanity.
Contact: 413.354.7771
Location: Chester@Hancock (Shaker Village). Hancock MA
Streb
Jacob's Pillow
August 18, 2021 – August 22, 2021 :
Taking flight by pushing the boundaries of aesthetics and kinesthetic bravery, MacArthur Award-winning choreographer Elizabeth Streb is known for “her loud, unflinching explorations of physics” and has, “devised what looks like her own Olympic sport” (The New York Times).
Contact: 413.243.9919
Location: The Henry J. Leir Stage. 358 George Carter Road. Becket MA
Remembering Ground Zero
Five Points Gallery
August 20, 2021 – September 25, 2021 :
20th Anniversary Show featuring artists “Donald Bracken, Susan Crile, Charlotte Ghiorse, Pamela Lawton, Gwinn Loman and Torild Stray.
Opening reception: Friday, August 20 from 5:00 - 8:00PM
Zoom Artist Talk: Friday, September 10 @ 6:00PM
Contact: 860.618.7222
Location: 33 Main Street Torrington CT 06790
BALLET COAST TO COAST
Jacob's Pillow
August 25, 2021 – August 29, 2021 :
Leading artists from Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet take the stage in a Pillow-exclusive program that highlights the stunning range of ballet in the United States today.
Contact: 413.243.9919
Location: The Henry J. Leir Stage. 358 George Carter Road. Becket MA
Man of La Mancha
Mac-Haydn Theatre
August 26, 2021 – September 5, 2021 :
A moving tale about a man’s refusal to give up his impossible dream, inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ masterpiece Don Quixote. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, it celebrates perseverance.
Contact: 518.567.6907
Location: 1925 NY 203 Chatham. NY. 12037
I Studied Design in Grade School
Eckert Fine Art
August 28, 2021 – September 27, 2021 : Various
Sidney Russell is an artist based in San Francisco, California whose work reflects the Bay Area’s unique
legacy through her experimentation with materials and the interplay between painting, sculpture, and
large sewn pieces in fabric. Her use of humor and acute criticism of culture makes artwork which reflects
the age in which we live.
Contact: 413.398.5905
Location: On the campus of MASS MoCA. North Adams. MA
Measure for Measure
Shakespeare & Company
September 1, 2021 – September 5, 2021 :
By William Shakespeare. When Angelo is abruptly appointed to rule over a chaotic and debauched city, he restores order with repressive laws and an iron fist over licentiousness. The object of his own twisted desire is a young nun, whom he puts in an unthinkable position.
Contact: 413.637.3353
Location: Roman Garden Theatre 70 Kemble Street Lenox MA 01240
Hang
Shakespeare & Company
September 10, 2021 – October 3, 2021 :
In Debbie Tucker Green's dark and poetic comedy, three individuals face off in a stark government room where justice hangs in the balance. A devastating decision with lingering consequences forms the underpinning of this unique and riveting story.
Contact: 413.637.3353
Location: Tina Packer Playhouse 70 Kemble Street Lenox MA 01240
The World Goes ‘Round
Mac-Haydn Theatre
September 10, 2021 – October 3, 2021 :
A stunning revue from the Tony award-winning team’s songbook. Filled with humor, romance, drama and nonstop melody, this show is a thrilling celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going.
Contact: 518.567.6907
Location: 1925 NY 203 Chatham. NY. 12037
Beehive: The ‘60s Musical
Mac-Haydn Theatre
September 11, 2021 – October 2, 2021 :
Explore the iconic women who made the music of the 1960s so powerful—everyone from Aretha Franklin to Tina Turner, every woman in between! Beehive celebrates the groundbreaking female voices of the era.
Contact: 518.567.6907
Location: 1925 NY 203 Chatham. NY. 12037
A CROSSING: WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL
Barrington Stage Company
September 23, 2021 – October 17, 2021 :
Pulsing with energy and emotional intensity, this story about a group of migrants crossing the southern border is raw, visceral and electrifying — demonstrating the personal impact of crossing an “invisible line.”
Contact: 877.250.2929
Location: Boyd/Quinson Stage. 30 Union Street. Pittsfield MA
The Chairs
Shakespeare & Company
October 8, 2021 – October 31, 2021 :
By Eugène Ionesco. An absurdist play of the first order by a master innovator of the genre. In a house on an island, a very old couple pass their time collecting and inventorying chairs while sharing half-remembered stories.
Contact: 413.637.3353
Location: Tina Packer Playhouse 70 Kemble Street Lenox MA 01240
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