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Bits & Bytes: Kari Giordano wins Kapteyn Prize; GB cultural council deadline; Project eLEVate show; Stockbridge cemetery walk
Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 - Giordano’s accomplishments include creating a “Foundations of Design” curriculum described by colleagues as one of “the finest examples of a teacher-developed, student-centered project” they have ever seen.
Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; film on women architects; artful hike at Olana; Deb Phillips on healthy eating habits
Monday, 31 Aug 2015 - September First Fridays Artswalk in Pittsfield Pittsfield — The September 4th First Fridays Artswalk will encompass 17 different art shows featuring work by more than 25 regional and international artists in Pittsfield’s Upstreet Cultural District. The Artswalk will kick off with opening receptions from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be a guided walking tour beginning […]
Bits & Bytes: Berkshire rabbis in NAACP march; auditions for Cantilena Choir; ‘Stateless’ documentary at Berkshire Museum
Friday, 28 Aug 2015 - America’s Journey for Justice will mobilize activists and advance a national advocacy agenda to protect the right of every American to a fair criminal justice system, uncorrupted and unfettered access to the ballot box, sustainable jobs with a living wage, and equitable public education.
Bits & Bytes: Blue Rider Stables’ Fun Day; picketing in Pittsfield; ‘Cry Havoc’ at Shakespeare & Co.
Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 - Blue Rider Stables' Fun Day will include pony and hay rides, children’s games and crafts, and a silent auction featuring items from many Berkshire businesses.
Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 - Behold! New Lebanon Aug. 29 tours; Camphill Ghent volunteers honored; Knosh & Knowledge at Hevreh, with a lecture on anti-Semitism in France; Jacob’s Pillow honors outgoing executive director Ella Baff.
Bits & Bytes: Arlo Guthrie booksigning; Berkshire Music School open house; Heirloom Fire summer supper; ‘Now Is Our Time’ at the Colonial; Berkshire South matching grant surpassed
Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 - "Many people don't realize that Berkshire South Regional Community Center is a nonprofit organization, with dues and fees making up only 60 percent of our costs to operate. -- Jenise Lucey, Berkshire South’s executive director
Bits & Bytes: Chamber music in Lenox; ‘Curiosities Under Glass’ at Ventfort Hall; Bernard Drew on waterpowered industry; Charlotte Salomon talk
Monday, 24 Aug 2015 - Historian and author Bernard Drew will present local stories from his new book about how waterpower shaped Berkshire towns and their industries.
Friday, 21 Aug 2015 - ‘First to Freedom,’ Elizabeth Freeman Day at the Ashley House in Sheffield; Seth Rogovoy and Ryder Cooley in ‘Rockin’ the Shtetl’; journalist Eugene Robinson to deliver Feigenbaum lecture; Williams professor wins prestigious teaching award; Simon Grinspoon Farmer Awards
Bits & Bytes: ‘Tarot Show’ at the Mahaiwe; Make-up, Martinis, & Moustaches benefit; Behold! New Lebanon Aug. 22 tours; Housatonic art exhibit
Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 - In 'Tarot Show,' Seven tarot cards selected at the beginning of each show dictate both the story arc and the characters who appear throughout the evening. There are 586,051,200 possible permutations.
Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 - Western MA Beer Fest in Dalton; Berkshire Playwrights Lab stages reading of Jim Frangione's new play, "Flight of the Monarch"; Free Fun Friday at Jacob’s Pillow; “Van Gogh’s Ear” at AIER; Housatonic River canoe trip sponsored by Mass Audubon and Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.
Bits & Bytes: Joe Crookston at the Guthrie Center; EMV chip card talk; OLLI fall courses & open house; BeauSoleil at Club Helsinki Hudson; August’s 3rd Thursday
Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 - OLLI fall class highlights include “Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre,” and “Famous Trials That Helped Shape America and Her Institutions” ... OLLI courses are non-credit and there are no grades, no tests, and no prior experience required.
Bits & Bytes: Lenox Library book sale; “Immortal Present” exhibit talk; “Classical Italian Villas” at Ventfort Hall; Berkshire Regional office wins award; BHRSD receives learning grant
Monday, 17 Aug 2015 - The Berkshire Hills Regional School District has been awarded a 31/2-year 21st Century Community Learning Center Exemplary Grant. This federal grant is designed to support high-quality, out-of-school learning, and the total grant amount of $821,600 will be used to continue operating Project Connection.
Bits & Bytes: SoCo named best ice cream; WordXWord Festival; Christine Lavin, Don White at Guthrie Center; Goddess Retreat in Manchester, Vermont
Saturday, 15 Aug 2015 - The week's WordXWord schedule includes free workshops, story slams, a poetry sCrawl, two evenings featuring the work of teen poets, an all-star feature night with five nationally recognized performance poets
Bits & Bytes: Wild Adriatic at Shire City Sessions; new principal for SBRSD; haunted historic walking tours; Joey Alexander at Helsinki Hudson; staged reading at Shakespeare & Co.
Friday, 14 Aug 2015 - The 12-year-old, Bali-born jazz pianist Joey Alexander will bring his trio to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, August 16. His Helsinki show comes just weeks after his appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival and a residency at New York City’s Jazz Standard nightclub.
Bits & Bytes: Gardens Reimagined; Chesterwood workshop; JoAnne Spies CD; Behold! New Lebanon tours; Jeremy Denk at Tannery Pond
Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 - Naumkeag’s Gardens Reimagined Stockbridge — Beginning August 15 and running through August 30, Naumkeag will host an art exhibit featuring works inspired by the famous gardens surrounding it. Over the course of the summer, the Trustees of Reservations hosted seven regional artists, asking each to create a new work inspired by one or more of Naumkeag’s several […]
Bits & Bytes: ‘Artful Food’ in North Adams; Berkshire Jazz tribute; Salisbury Bank Shred Day; life & work of H.G. Adler; Berkshire arts funding restored
Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 - State Senator Benjamin B. Downing announced that the House and Senate have overridden approximately 87 vetoes by Gov. Charlie Baker, restoring $5.17 million in cuts to the Office of Travel and Tourism and $2.37 million to the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Bits & Bytes: 5th Annual Rotary Bike ‘N’ Fly; Cannabis research seminar; Berkshire Crafts Fair; ‘I Am Pittsfield’ at Arrowhead; Hebrew poetry talk
Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 - Based on actual historical incidents culled from both written and oral history sources, “I Am Pittsfield: The Immigrant Century” explores the struggles and triumphs of immigrants who arrived and settled in Pittsfield between 1840 and 1940.
Laney Jones at Helsinki; BPL features Roger Robinson; B’Shalom Chorale; Linda Kaye-Moses at Lauren Clark Fine Art; ‘Discovering Brooklyn’s Gilded Age’
Monday, 10 Aug 2015 - BPL’s free Staged Reading Series brings artists and audiences into conversation around new plays in development. There is no admission cost but reservations are recommended.
Bits & Bytes: Multicultural BRIDGE summer camp; Israel Consul-General in Lenox; Greylock donates to Berkshire South; Austen Riggs scholarships awarded
Sunday, 9 Aug 2015 - Multicultural BRIDGE summer camp at the Guthrie Center Great Barrington — Multicultural BRIDGE will again be offering its summer educational opportunity for students ages 5-12 at the Guthrie Center, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on August 10-14. BRIDGE’s newly designed program, Happiness Toolbox, combines cultural, social, and emotional learning models with positive psychology to support resilience, […]
Bits & Bytes: Pittsfield Ethnic Fair; American Boychoir in Stockbridge; SoCo Creamery ice cream social; Jonathan Baumbach book signing; new science center for Williams College
Friday, 7 Aug 2015 - SoCo Creamery’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social will take place on Saturday, August 8 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. behind the Great Barrington Town Hall at 334 Main St.
Bits & Bytes: ‘Berkshire Mosaic’; Fête des Fleurs; Intentional Jazz; landscape art show; Bidwell House history talk
Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 - Multicultural BRIDGE’s ‘Berkshire Mosaic’ book release Pittsfield — On Saturday, August 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Multicultural BRIDGE will present its Social Justice in Action campaign fundraiser featuring the release of “Berkshire Mosaic: a Multicultural BRIDGE Living History Project” at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts. Author Gwendolyn Hampton VanSant, along with some of […]
Bits & Bytes: Drum Pow Wow; ‘Icebergs in August’; Stefan Asbury at OLLI; ‘Red Velvet’ opens; rural museum tours
Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 - Stefan Asbury has served on the faculty of the Tanglewood Music Center and currently holds the Sana H. Sabbagh master teacher chair on the Conducting Faculty which he has held since 2005.
Bits & Bytes: Junior Walker tribute; Bruins support summer reading; Botanical Garden, Project Native merger; pop-up art gallery; raising goats in the Berkshires
Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 - "This will be a great partnership. Our very different resources and capacities will advance our common mission of environmental education and promoting native habitats." -- Project Native board chair Erik Bruun
Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; “Hats Off” at Bidwell House; Cuban dance at The Pillow; Young Women in Science; Francine Segan at Ventfort Hall
Monday, 3 Aug 2015 - On Friday, August 7, at Bard College at Simon's Rock, the Flying Cloud Institute will celebrate its 15th year of the STEM(science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program to encourage young women to become scientists and engineers.
Bits & Bytes: Maccabeats in Lenox; Immunization information at Mason Library; Alex Zenger at Emporium
Friday, 31 Jul 2015 - The information program, sponsored by Fairview Hospital at the Mason Library in Great Barrington, is designed to give attendees the most up-to-date clinical information on the immunizations that are required for children to attend school.
Bits & Bytes: Annual Monument Mountain hike; Community feast in Housatonic; StoryCorps at the Mahaiwe; New Lebanon animal-centered group
Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 - Berkshire community members are invited to record their own conversations with a family member, friend, or colleague. A trained team of StoryCorps facilitators will be in Great Barrington to formally record up to 18 stories.
Bits & Bytes: WAM Theatre reading; Stockbridge cemetery walk; South County Whalers in tournament final; Miró Quartet at Tannery Pond; SummerFest information
Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 - Cemetery walk: Stockbridge residents invented, discovered, created, and excelled in a variety of fields including art, science, technology, and sports. Learn who they were, what they did, and why their names are still famous in their fields.
Bits & Bytes: ‘Convergence’ with Anthony Russell; ‘Behold!’ rural tours; ‘Match’ at BPL; ‘History of Science’ at Olana
Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 - The Berkshire Playwrights Lab (BPL) will present its next play in its free Staged Reading Series -- "Match" by Jennifer Maisel -- on Wednesday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center.
Monday, 27 Jul 2015 - Unclaimed property can take the form of uncashed checks, forgotten checking and savings accounts, stocks, dividends, insurance policy proceeds, and contents of abandoned safe deposit boxes.
Bits & Bytes: W. E. B. Du Bois guided walking tours; “The Unexpected Man” in Lenox; Double Value Program at the Pittsfield Farmers’ Market
Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 - The Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market has the potential to serve more low-income residents than any other market in the Berkshires because of its location in Pittsfield.
Bits & Bytes: Last call for Dig & Dine tickets; The Summer of Greylock Gin; Appalachian Trail celebration; “Moving Through the Tree of Life” in Pittsfield; Historical music concert at Camphill Ghent
Friday, 24 Jul 2015 - Barbara Watkins, owner of Evergreen Fine American Crafts, has led the I Dig GB campaign, organizing sales and special events to draw people to Great Barrington even during the rockiest periods of Main Street Reconstruction.
Bits & Bytes: Mazzie and Danieley at Barrington Stage; ‘Tarzana’ at Mass Live Arts; Behold! New Lebanon; Coffee with Ben Downing; Smith sculpture at No. Six Depot
Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 - A comic book that comes alive on the stage, "Tarzana" is a collaboration with award-winning playwright and screenwriter Jason Grote ("Mad Men") who was commissioned by Radiohole to write text for the work.