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'Ice Glen Road' by Larry Frankel, part of the OLLI members' art show being held this weekend at the Lenox Town Hall.

Art show to feature OLLI members

'Alex and Augie Sleeping' by Joan Davidson

‘Alex and Augie Sleeping’ by Joan Davidson

Lenox — Almost 50 works of art by members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College will be on display at the Lenox Town Hall, 6 Walker St., Saturday, Sept. 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A reception will be held Saturday, Sept. 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. The artwork on display will range from watercolor, photography and paintings to fiber art, ceramics, sculpture and more. Featured artists include Susan Geller, Elna Nugent, Howard Shapiro, Claudia Shuster, Leon Nesis, Joan Davidson, Arline Shalan, Ray Grogan, Lance Sterman, Larry Frankel, Bill Graulty, Valerie Bassett, Pat Frik, Arthur Winston, Caryl Stern, Charles Schweigert, Paul Smilow, Harriet L. Pollack, Naomi Schwartz, Sue Ann Arkans, Jacqueline Yang Fisher, Barbara Barron, Robert Schechter, Edy Pye, Karen Schurr and G. Finkelstein. The reception will feature a silent auction with over 100 gift certificates and one-of-a-kind items donated by local businesses and individuals. For more information, contact OLLI at (413) 236.2190 or olli@berkshirecc.edu.

–E.E.

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Richmond-West Stockbridge Artists’ Guild’s art show continues

A view of the Richmond-West Stockbridge Artists' Guild exhibit at the West Stockbridge 1854 Town Hall. Photo: David Edgecomb

A view of the Richmond-West Stockbridge Artists’ Guild exhibit at the West Stockbridge 1854 Town Hall. Photo: David Edgecomb

West Stockbridge — The Richmond-West Stockbridge Artists’ Guild’s fine art show at the 1854 Town Hall, 9 Main St., continues Friday, Sept. 1, from 3 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 2, from noon to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 3, from noon to 3 p.m. The exhibit includes works of more than 30 local artists who work in diverse media including oil and watercolor painting, pastels, colored pencil, photography, sculpture and pottery. Featured artists include Esther Budnick, Amy Butterworth, Joy Cameron, Karen Carmean, Keith Emerling, Helen Febbo, Palma Fleck, Bill Graulty, Howard Greenhalgh, Adrian Holmes, Bernie Isaacson, Marcie Kammell, Carol Kelly, Ken Kelly, Kay Lerner, John Mancia, Irena Martens, Marcelene Mosca, Doane Perry, Carole Quinn, Sheli Ronnen, Jean Rousseau, Gary Scheineman, Margie Skaggs, Anne Smith, Ilene Spiewak and Elizabeth Youngerman. For more information, contact the Richmond-West Stockbridge Artists’ Guild at berkshireartists@gmail.com.

–E.E.

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The Egremont Barn to host comedy show

Andy Pitz. Photo courtesy Long Island Comedy

Andy Pitz. Photo courtesy Long Island Comedy

South Egremont — On Saturday, Sept. 2, at 8 p.m., the Barn at the Egremont Village Inn will host a stand-up comedy show featuring Andy Pitz, Carrie Gravenson and the Barn’s Jenny Rubin.

Pitz’s unique style and smart humor have landed him appearances on TV shows such as “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” Originally from Buffalo, New York, he currently lives in Rockland County, New York, with his wife, daughter, in-laws and pets.

Carrie Gravenson. Photo courtesy the Barn at the Egremont Village Inn

Carrie Gravenson. Photo courtesy the Barn at the Egremont Village Inn

Gravenson, a native New Yorker, won the 2009 New York Underground Comedy Festival’s Emerging Talent Stand-Up Competition and was a runner up in 2009’s Catch a Rising Star Stand-Up Competition. She was a semi-finalist in the Ventura Comedy competition and the She-Devil Comedy Contest in 2012. She performed her one-woman show “The Bottom Layer: A Journey from Depression to Slightly Less Depression” at SOLOCOM in 2016. Gravenson has been featured in the New York Daily News, CBS Local and the Queens Chronicle and continues to perform all over the country.

Tickets are $20. For tickets and more information, see the Berkshire Edge calendar or contact the Egremont Barn at (413) 528-1570.

–E.E.

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Mac-Haydn Theatre to present end-of-season cabaret

Kelly Gabrielle Murphy. Photo: Matt Simpkins Photography

Kelly Gabrielle Murphy. Photo: Matt Simpkins Photography

Chatham, N.Y. — The Mac-Haydn Theatre will present “Sing Happy,” the hits of John Kander and Fred Ebb, at its annual end-of-season cabaret fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 2, at noon. The yearly tradition features company members and guests artists who were seen during the season.

Gabe Belyeu. Photo courtesy Mac-Haydn Theatre

Gabe Belyeu. Photo courtesy Mac-Haydn Theatre

Kander and Ebb, created music for nearly two dozen musicals including “Cabaret,” “Chicago,” “Zorba,” “Woman of the Year,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” “Steel Pier,” “Fosse” and “The Scottsboro Boys.” Among the performers of this year’s cabaret will be Gabe Belyeu (Lawrence in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and Sir Galahad in “Spamalot”), Dakota Dutcher (Sir Evelyn Oakleigh in “Anything Goes” and Sir Bedevere in “Spamalot”), Alex Carr (Joseph in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”) Kelly Gabrielle Murphy (Johanna in “Sweeney Todd” and Jolene in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”), Megan Hasse (Hope Harcourt in “Anything Goes”), Ryan Michael Owens (Jacob, Pharaoh in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and Cornelius Hackl in “Hello, Dolly!”) Quinn Corcoran (Anthony in “Sweeney Todd”) and Steffany Pratt (Minnie Fay in “Hello, Dolly!”). The event will include refreshments and a raffle of photos from the season’s shows.

Tickets are $40. For tickets and more information, see the Berkshire Edge calendar or contact the Mac-Haydn Theatre at (518) 392-9292.

–E.E.


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