Wednesday, July 24, 2024

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Life In the Berkshires

BITS & BYTES: ‘Farm and Table’ exhibit at New Marlborough Meeting House; Luiza Folegatti at Gallery 51; ‘Le prophète’ at Fisher Center; ‘The Prom’ at...

The breathtaking landscapes of farms, fields, and animals, combined with the rich opportunities for walking and hiking in New Marlborough, have ignited the inspiration for the theme"Farm and Table."

BITS & BYTES: Samir LanGus at Race Brook Lodge; ‘A Spell for Living’ at The Foundry; ‘La Cage aux Folles’ at Barrington Stage; Pride...

Often called "The Moroccan Blues,” Gnawa music has a raw, hypnotic power that fascinated many outsiders including Jimi Hendrix.

BITS & BYTES: Allan and Ara Osterweil at Hudson Hall; City of Pittsfield’s First Fridays; Berkshire Pride Tea Dance; Drag Story Hour at the...

Hudson Hall to open ‘Shapeshifters’ exhibit featuring the works of father and daughter, Allan and Ara Osterweil.

BITS & BYTES: Namoli Brennet at The Foundry; Ian Spencer Bell at Chesterwood; Peter D. Gerakaris at Berkshire Botanical Garden; American Mural Project open...

Trans artist Namoli Brennet’s music has been called, “An uplifting shot of hope that queers the sonic landscape.”

THEN & NOW: Great Barrington Town Hall

Great Barrington Town Hall has been the centerpiece for many celebrations over the decades.

BITS & BYTES: Christine Andreas at Barrington Stage Company; Berkshire Lyric at Tanglewood; Downtown Pittsfield Summer Music Series; Drag Story Hour at The Bookloft;...

Paris to Broadway cabaret, a Masterworks concert, summer music, drag story hour, Pride at The Clark, and a guided bird walk.

FAQs for new (and repeat) arrivals from the City to the Country (Summer 2024 edition)

We, representatives of the Liaison of Concerned Ladies (or LOCaL), sense in the warm/chilly/perfect/much-too-hot air an opportunity to respond anew to your questions.

BITS & BYTES: Thea Baker open house gallery show; Julie Bell at Berkshire Museum; Contemporary art at Spencertown Academy; The InBetweens at Dorothy’s; Irina...

An open house gallery, an award-winning fantasy artist, contemporary art, an electric guitar trio, a mother and her sons on pianos and flute, an acclaimed cellist, a one-man variety show, a Pride flag raising, a Youth Pride celebration, and local LGBTQ+ artists.

BITS & BYTES: Wood art at Becket Arts Center; GBPT presents ‘Dog People’; Berkshire County Historical Society lecture; PHS talent showcase; Berkshire Music School...

Wood art, world premiere, linguistics lecture, talent showcase, music scholarships, essay competition, literary contests, and free bussing.

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.