Saturday, May 25, 2024

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BITS & BYTES: Pride Pageant at The Adams Theater; Berkshire International Film Festival 2024; Kerry Wallach at Yiddish Book Center; WAM Teen Ensemble performs;...

A Pride pageant, a film festival, the lost work of Rahel Szalit, the WAM Teen Ensemble, a memory painting workshop, a celebrity chef pizza party, musical brunch, adult LEGO building, dinosaur eggs, and children’s shows.

BITS & BYTES: Bidwell House Museum 34th season; Dylan W. Kubis at Sheffield Farmers Market; David-Jeremiah at The Clark; Liz Glazer at The Adams...

Watch as renowned potter Rick Hamelin delves into the rich pottery legacy in New England and shares the captivating stories of the brave redware potters who fought valiantly during the Revolutionary War and War of 1812.

BITS & BYTES: Jackson Whalan at Dorothy’s; Tribute to spring at Lauren Clark; Childs + Clark Gallery inaugural show; S.R. Aiken and Lisa Townson...

Full of thought-provoking songs, beats, and live instrumentation, Whalan’s music is a vehicle for addressing injustice and inspiring people to make a difference.

THEN & NOW: ‘Gasoline Alley’ along Route 71

During the first half of the 20th century, there were five gas stations along a six-mile stretch from North Egremont, north along Route 71 to the Route 22 intersection.

BITS & BYTES: Willi Carlisle at The Adams Theater; The Victrollers at Race Brook Lodge; Ellis Paul at The Guthrie Center; Kathia St. Hilaire...

Willi Carlisle believes singing is healing, and that by singing together we can begin to reckon with the inevitability of human suffering and grow in love.

BITS & BYTES: Shanta Lee and Damon Honeycutt at Bennington Museum; Stories and crafts at The Dollhaus Berkshires; Close Encounters With Music presents ‘Café...

The audience is invited to walk between the timed and the timeless, between the sacred and profane, the authentic identities we create for ourselves versus what others place upon us, how we define who and what we see through those lenses, and how all of this is embodied in ways that create our reality.

BITS & BYTES: Kar-BEER-oke with Poppy DaBubbly; Berkshire Theatre Group presents ‘4000 Miles’; Zarabanda Variations and American Modern Opera Company at The Clark; Kingfisher...

Get ready for games, laughter, and pure queer joy as you celebrate Pride by belting out iconic LGBT+ anthems while sipping on Big Elm signature brews.

BITS & BYTES: Taz Ramos at Race Brook Lodge; Springtoberfest at Bousquet; ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ at The Mahaiwe; BART presents ‘The Addams Family’;...

Musician Taz Ramos is also a homesteader and survivalist, appearing as a contestant on the latest season of the History Channel’s “Alone,” where he put his bushcraft creativity and hunting skills to the test.

BITS & BYTES: Farmsteads for Farmers ‘Kiss the Ground’ screening and panel; ‘Kiss The Ground’ at the Lee Library; Pittsfield Farmers Market to open;...

Considered by many to be the “Most Important Film You’ll Ever Watch,” “Kiss the Ground” offers a hopeful message about climate change and the impact of regenerative farming.

Nick Diller’s weather summary: April 2024 — wet then drier

The high temperatures are about the same, the low readings are warmer. It’s been the rule for all this century.

CONNECTIONS: The tale of Richard Jackson, the Tory from Hancock

It happened, according to Timothy Dwight, almost 50 years earlier. Dwight urged that the reader believe and even learn from it. Whether true or apocryphal, it tells us what we need to know today: Truth matters; lies cripple.

BITS & BYTES: Berkshire Children’s Chorus presents Adriana Zabala; Louise Bichan at The Foundry; Angelo Moore at The Egremont Barn; Benny Kohn and Stefanie...

All donations will support Berkshire Children’s Chorus’ efforts to make sure “Every Voice Belongs,'' including its new sliding scale tuition model, the addition of a new rehearsal location in Pittsfield, and concerts that are offered free of charge.

THEN & NOW: The former Whistle Stop Coffee Shop and Grill in Ashley Falls

When the Route 7 bypass was built circa 1960, small businesses in Ashley Falls suffered, and the Whistle Stop Coffee Shop and Grill closed.

BITS & BYTES: MASS MoCA and WTF present ‘The Plastic Bag Store’; Lee Day, Alon Koppel, and Jada Fabrizio at Mad Rose Gallery; Simone...

MASS MoCA and WTF present the museum debut of a thought-provoking, awe-inspiring world made out of discarded single-use plastic and cardboard.