Friday Feb 23 - Feb 24 @ 11:00 AM
BCT presents "Cinderella"
Berkshire Museum – Berkshire Children's Theater presents the classic fairytale "Cinderella". This is an original musical version of the favorite children's fable about a young girl who, with the help of her Fairy Godmother, her adorable animal friends and her own good and kind heart becomes a Princess and finds her dreams come true. Suitable for all ages . For ticket information call The Berkshire Museum at 413 443-7171
Friday Feb 23 @ 7:00 PM
Night at Your Museum 2018
Smith College Museum of Art – Free and open to Smith students & their guests only ...................................................................................... Museum of Art | Enter through the Brown Fine Arts Center atrium 7–10 PM Go Big. Go Bold. Push your creative limits with provocative art and flavor-bending desserts at SCMA’s biggest party of the year. Highlights include: • Music DJ’d by TEDDY • Special mocktails, appetizers & desserts by Smith Catering • Polaroid pictures • Tattoo Lounge • Collaborative art-making • Special exhibition: ? Modern Images of the Body from East Asia • Museum Shop OPEN Share your experience online with #NAYM--and don’t miss the winning student-designed Snapchat filter at the event! ...................................................................................... Let us know you're interested and check back in the coming weeks for updates!
Friday Feb 23 - Feb 26 @ 7:00 PM
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action
Berkshire Museum – For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. DeKalb Elementary – Reed Van Dyk, USA, 20 minutes The Silent Child – Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton, UK, 20 minutes My Nephew Emmett – Kevin Wilson, Jr., USA, 20 minutes The Eleven O’Clock – Derin Seale and Josh Lawson, Australia, 13 minutes Watu Wote/All of Us – Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen, Germany, 22 minutes Estimated running time 1 hr., 39 min., rated R (violence and some language) TICKETS: $7.50, Museum members $5
Friday Feb 23 @ 7:00 PM
Legends Live On: Allman, Pitchell, King, and Vaughan
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Jeff Pitchell, singer/songwriter and guitar player extraordinaire, was invited last year to perform with the Allman Brothers in NYC to a sold-out Beacon Theater. Blending Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King and Jimi Hendrix with his own soulful chops, Jeff has won many National & International awards. Michael Allman, son of Gregg Allman, not only looks and sounds like his father, but he is an original songwriter who performs many of the Allman Brothers greatest hits Tyrone Vaughan, son of Jimmie and nephew of Stevie Ray Vaughan, delivers spine tingling renditions of his uncle's best-known songs Claudette King is the youngest daughter of iconic blues master B. B. King and was mentored by Aretha Franklin & Etta James.
Friday Feb 23 - Feb 24 @ 8:00 PM
Jen Tobey's Alter-Ego / Reverend Dan / Invade the Sun / Celseigh
Promotorhead Entertainment – Jen Tobey's Alter-Ego Reverend Dan and The Dirty Catechism Invade The Sun (Long Island, NY) Celseìgh $5 / 21+
Friday Feb 23 @ 8:00 PM
Hartman / Smith
13th Floor Music Lounge – Covers ranging from Hip hop, Reggae to classic rock
Saturday Feb 24 @ 12:00 PM
North Adams Tourism – THUNDERFEST 2018 Where the hardy come to party! When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 Noon to 5pm Where: Adams Visitors Center - 3 Hoosac Street, Adams, MA 01220 Free Admission EAT! - Popular local food vendors - details coming soon. - Take part in the annual Chowder Competition as we welcome several new restaurants to the challenge this year! Starts at 1:30. Only $3. DRINK! - Wandering Star’s Thunderbolt IPA and Bright Ideas local craft brews will be on tap. - Balderdash Cellars will be on hand with their local wine. RIDE! Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum is recreating the Snow Trains that used to bring people to Adams to enjoy winter sports during the 30s and 40s! Specially decorated trains leave hourly from Adams Station, across the street from the Fest. ENJOY! - Live music from Elizabeth Young & The Restless Hearts. A brand new band formed by some top talent including members of Blackwater and the awesome Arthur Holmes. The ever popular Tom Corrigan will be the opening act. - Fun for the kids provided by YOUTH CENTER Inc. - Free entry into the Thunderbolt Ski Museum. - Local retail and recreational vendors share their wares, information, and passion for their work. - Give kudos to the crazy athletes that just skied up and down Mount Greylock three times at The 'Bolt medal ceremony. Thank you to our generous sponsors: Adams Community Bank, Aladco & Berkshire Gas.
Saturday Feb 24 @ 1:30 PM
Pop Up Dance with UMass Amherst
Berkshire Museum – UMass Amherst’s Dance Education crew comes to join the play at the Berkshire Museum’s Ten Days of Play! Dancers will perform with the big blue blocks of Imagination Playground and invite the audience to join in during this unique, interactive performance. Included with regular Museum admission: $13 adult, $6 child, free for Museum members, children ages 3 and under, and EBT cardholders. This event is part of Ten Days of Play 2018.
Saturday Feb 24 @ 3:00 PM
Workshop with Amie Dowling & Reggie Daniels
Amherst College Theater and Dance Department – "Community Engaged Performance & Activism": A workshop with Amie Dowling and Reggie Daniels Saturday, February 25th 3-5 pm 5 college students free $10- $15 sliding scale for community members STUDIO 4 25 Main Street Northampton, MA This event is part of a residency is organized by Ethics & the Common Good and the Art Gallery at Hampshire College in collaboration with Hampshire College Dance Program, Hampshire College Theater Program, UMass History Department, Amherst College Theater and Dance Department, Five Colleges, Inc. and the School for Contemporary Dance and Thought. Link to registration coming soon!! This workshop is designed for people who are curious about community-engaged performance practices and how those practices can address critical systemic issues facing our communities. For over a decade, facilitators, Reggie Daniels and Amie Dowling, have collaborated on performance and film projects focusing on the eradication of mass incarceration. The workshop will consider questions such as: What can artist offer to combat today’s climate of injustice? How does deficit thinking shape projects, and what can be done about it? How can performance projects build beneficial community relationships? Wear clothing you can move in, bring a notebook and something to write with! Reggie Daniels is core member of the artistic team of the dance/theater films Separate Sentence and Well Contested Sites, and co-author/choreographer and performer of ManAlive; from the edge of incarceration to the flight of imagination. He completed his master's degree in May 2014 at the University of San Francisco in the School of Management and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Organization and Leadership Program in School of Education at USF. His research focuses on, in-custody violence prevention program efficacy and culturally responsive pedagogy. Amie Dowling creates dance and theater for the stage, for film and in community settings. For the past 16 years, her work has considered the politics and representation of mass incarceration. Well Contested Sites, a collaboration with Bay Area artists, some of who were previously incarcerated, won the International Screendance film prize. The next film, Separate Sentence, looks at the intersection of gentrification and the generational impact of incarceration, and is currently being screened and has received best film awards nationally and internationally. Amie is an artist in residence in the San Francisco Jails and San Quentin Prison, where she is a member of Artistic Ensemble. She is an Associate Professor in the Performing Arts Department at the University of San Francisco.
Saturday Feb 24 - Feb 25 @ 6:00 PM
10th Annual Beatles Open Mic/NCMC Fundraiser
13th Floor Music Lounge – "George's birthday was a bit nebulous. For most of his life and career, George thought his birthday was February 25, 1943. (Hundreds of Beatle's book state this date.) But near the end of his life, George changed his story and said his actual birthday was February 24, 1943. A family document revealed that he was actually born at 11:50 PM on the 24th."
Saturday Feb 24 @ 7:00 PM
UMass Hockey vs Providence
Mullins Center – Join the Minutemen as they host Providence Saturday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Mullins Center! Be sure to stick around post game for our FREE Saturday Night Skate on the Mullins Center ice. To receive a FREE skate rental sign up at the marketing table located on the concourse behind section Z before the end of the second period. Space and skate rentals are limited so be sure to sign up early! For information on season tickets, mini plans, Power Play Passes, or single game tickets call 1-866-UMASS-TIX or visit UMassAthletics.com. Entry is FREE for all UMass undergraduate students just by showing their Ucard.
Saturday Feb 24 @ 7:00 PM
Tom Rush at The Iron Horse Music Hall
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Tom Rush has been performing as a folk singer since the mid-1960s. He is well known both for his original music and for covering classics by contemporaries such as Joni Mitchell. Nancy Young from Gatehouse News Service said of Rush, “His voice is still molasses, smoke, and licorice; his fingers still coax magic and thunder from every guitar string, and he’s as engaging a storyteller as he ever was.” Now in his sixth decade of delighting audiences with his gift for storytelling through song, Rush is still going strong.
Saturday Feb 24 @ 8:00 PM
MASS MoCA – Ahmed Gallab makes music that is joyful and generous, with a razor-sharp message about community and social justice. He led the 15-piece Atomic Bomb Band, with collaborators that included David Byrne, Damon Albarn, and Jamie Lidell. Now he visits MASS MoCA with his 6-piece project Sinkane, horns blazing. Sponsored by the Hans and Kate Morris Fund for New Music Photo by Adam Tetzloff
Saturday Feb 24 - Feb 25 @ 10:00 PM
Mungion at the Iron Horse Music Hall
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – After forming in Spring of 2015, Mungion has been working relentlessly to get their music out into the world. Based out of Chicago this boundless quartet takes pride in their ability to explore crafty songwriting and live improvisations. The band is constantly going into uncharted territory and experimenting on stage, keeping their shows fresh. Their calculated compositional prowess mixed with their ability to improvise has made them stand out from the herd. Determined to always keep pushing the boundaries Mungion is always looking ahead. They have a new album set for release in early 2017.
Sunday Feb 25 @ 10:00 AM
Contemporary Master Class
The School at Jacob's Pillow – New York, NY | Sunday, February 25, 2018 The Ailey Studios at The Joan Weill Center for Dance Pre-Registration Deadline: 12pm EST Feb 16 Registration/Warm-up: 10-10:45am Master Class: 11-12:30pm Q&A: 12:30-1pm Master Class Artist: Milton Myers, Contemporary Program Director Demonstrator: Aya Kaneko Accompanist: William Catanzaro Master Class Details: For experienced performers, age 15 and up, to gain audition experience and meet Pillow staff and alumni to learn more about The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Expect a fast-paced class with emphasis on a range of combinations related to the techniques and artistic expectations of the specified program. Attire should be neat and professional. Arrive an hour prior to the Master Class to check-in, register, and warm-up. Parents, teachers, and friends are not permitted to observe. Liability Waiver | ages 18+ http://bit.ly/2mVSMiQ & ages 15-17 http://bit.ly/2GdB9mA Print, sign, and remember to bring the Liability Waiver to the Master Class. We cannot permit dancers in the studio without the appropriate signed waiver. Pre-Registration Deadline: Feb 16 | http://bit.ly/2mSzWs1 Pre-registration is only possible when you complete and submit your Program Application. Refunds are granted for medical conditions only, with a physician's note. Walk-Ins are welcome, space permitting. Please arrive one hour before the Master Class to register and bring cash or a credit card to pay at the registration table. An Audition Video is required for Program consideration, regardless of Master Class attendance. Apply now: http://bit.ly/2mSzWs1
Sunday Feb 25 - Feb 17 @ 10:00 AM
Yoga w/ Alicia (Auditorium) - Pittsfield Branch
Berkshire Family YMCA –
Sunday Feb 25 @ 2:00 PM
Sunday Afternoon Live! at the Academy of Music Theatre
Academy of Music Theatre – Each February for the past 26 years the Valley’s best local talent have gathered together at our communities’ most beloved theater for their favorite variety showcase- The Really Big Show. Over the course of its lifetime, the Really Big Show has taken on the form of famous night-time TV programs such as the Ed Sullivan Show and the Gong Show. This year it’s time to switch things up again and the Northampton Arts Council is pleased to say “Live from Northampton, it’s Sunday Afternoon!”
Sunday Feb 25 @ 6:30 PM
Williston Scholars Variety Hour
The Williston Northampton School – The Williston Scholars Variety Hour features student productions of short pieces, plus a listening party for Tori Zingarelli's new album! Tickets are free but shows fill up, so reserve your tickets at www.williston.com/theater.
Monday Feb 26 @ 4:30 PM
A Winter Dance Sampler
The Williston Northampton School – Williston Northampton School Dance presents a Winter Dance Sampler on Monday, February 26, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. in the Phillips Stevens Chapel. The informal showcase of dance combinations include jazz, tap, contemporary, musical theater, and hip-hop, with nine original student works. The event is free and open to the public.
Monday Feb 26 @ 7:00 PM
Screenwriting, Scripts and Film
Forbes Library – - Abraham Ravett, filmmaker, _Holding Hands With Ilse_ - Wade Wofford, screenwriter/director, _Dandy Brass_ - Ellen Kaplan, screenwriter/director, _Mixed Blessings_ - Jake Hulse, screenwriter/director, _Heroes Don't Come Home_ "Screenwriting, Scripts, and Film" will feature four filmmakers who will discuss their process and product as they create material for the screen. Come hear stories ranging from the voices of men and women on Death Row, to an anti-Trump political satire, to the search for a personal past from 1948 Poland, to two best friends promising each other to fight in Iraq after losing someone to the WTC attack. == Where the Real and the Surreal Meet == The Modern Real and Surreal: Writers and Artists on Our Age, is the Forbes Library’s author reading series. Now in its third season, the series explores contemporary themes on the premise that libraries offer vibrant spaces to engage with and explore our era’s most pressing questions – questions that in their surprises and contradictions can be understood through either a realistic lens or through fantasy, science fiction and the surreal. The series invites the community to join us in examining how story and art can provide empathy and insight in our accelerating world. The series features writers in genres ranging from fiction to nonfiction to poetry. The role of the image in conveying literary themes will be explored, too, in events on comics & graphic novels, film and screenwriting, and nature word-and-image pairings. Current issues from our political and social milieu will also form an important backbone as these authors share from their fine work.