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    Berkshire Buzz – All events

    This Week's Berkshire Events - 2/21/20 thru 2/28/20

    THURSDAY, FEB. 20
    MUSIC
    The Lovestruck Balladeers enchant audiences with their masterful performances and inspired repertoire of ragtime, jazz and beautiful songs from around the world.
    The band will take the stage at Dewey Hall, Sheffield.Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments are available. Tickets are $18 in advance and $23 at the door.
    The Picky Bastards, 8-11 p.m., Mission Bar and Tapas, 438 North St., Pittsfield. The Picky Bastards are a collection of rotating local musicians playing your favorite folk, bluegrass and Americana tunes. Hosted by Chris Merenda and Rob Sanzone.

    FRIDAY, FEB. 21
    MUSIC
    Tanglewood Learning Institute Taste Full Program Package Russia, 4-7 p.m., Tanglewood, 297 West St., Lenox. $129 includes a special evening of music and literature honoring the life and work of Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn with afternoon collaboration, a Russian dinner, and Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano and presenter of music and poetry, featured in his father’s writings. To purchase the package, visit bso.org. Tickets for the concert also available separately.

    Los Lobos. You must see and hear this band at least once in your lifetime! Yes, Los Lobos plays traditional Mexican music, but they will also rock, roll, funk and blues you to places where only the masters can go. Check their video clip and you’ll see why artists from the Grateful Dead to Santana have cherished their moments on stage with these guys.8 p.m. Tickets $59-$79 Infinity Hall, 32 Front St., Hartford.

    OTHER
    WordXWord pushes deeper into 2020 with a Story Slam with the theme “Second Chance” at Dottie’s on. Berkshire Museum,Pittsfield. Event is free. Some content may be best suited for mature audiences.

    SATURDAY, FEB. 22
    FILM
    Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center presents London’s National Theatre in HD.Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Arthur Miller’s blistering drama “All My Sons,” directed by Jeremy Herrin and starring Sally Field and Bill Pullman, will be shown 7 p.m.

    ART
    Gallery Talk: Highlights of the collection. Take a guided walk through the galleries with a member of the Clark’s education team. Join fellow art lovers for a personalized look at highlights from the permanent collection, learn about the history of the museum, and gain new insight into some Clark favorites. 11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.The Clark Museum, 225 South Street, Williamstown.

    Artist Peggy Braun’s exhibition is on view now through April 12. An opening reception will be held 3 to 6 p.m., located at 69 Church St. in Lenox. Photographs and mixed-media from varied bodies of work created over the past decade. Braun has worked as an artist since the 80s. During that time her interest in photography grew as she took courses at the Maine Media Workshops

    OTHER
    Berkshire Botanical Garden presents internationally recognized gardener Tom Coward featuring “The Legacy of Wild Gardener William Robinson” at its annual Winter Lecture, 2 p.m. at the Duffin Theater, Lenox Memorial Middle/High School, 197 East Street, Lenox.

    Historian Dennis Picard will give Tea & Talk at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, Lenox, on “The Ice Famine of 1919” 3:30 p.m. followed by a Victorian tea.
    Chow Time, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. Help prepare meals for the turtles, fish, chameleon and more.

    SUNDAY, FEB. 23
    MUSIC
    Tanglewood Learning Institute Concert: Hindemith, Ewazen, Apon, Winteregg, Dorsey, Woods, Lamb & Clarke, 3 p.m., Tanglewood, 297 West St., Lenox. Hindemith Sonata for Alto Horn and Piano, Ewazen Elizabethan Suite, Saskia Apon Quartet No. 1, Steven Winteregg Latin Dances, Dorsey Three Moods, Clarence Woods Slippery Elm Rag, Joseph Lamb Ragtime Nightengale, Clarke Bride of the Waves. $20 for adults, $10 for those 17 and younger. For tickets, visit bso.org.

    Karaoke, 7:30-10 p.m., Egremont Barn, 17 Main St., Egremont.

    The 39th Annual Open Student Recital is dedicated this year to founding member, Annette Hunt, a devoted and revered piano teacher who died last July. A dynamic program of young artists who best demonstrate technique, musicality and promise at his/her/their particular level will appear at 3 p.m. at the Salisbury Congregational Church Meeting House in Salisbury, Connecticut.

    Richard Marx: An Acoustic Evening of Love Songs: As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx’s nearly three-decade-long career has had innumerable of highlights. The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, with chart-topping hits inclduing “Hold on to the Nights,” with “Don’t Mean Nothing,” Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting,” “Keep Coming Back,” “Hazard,” and “Now and Forever”. His seven-year string of triumphs have made their mark in pop-rock music history. To this day, he is the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts.Tickets $68-$88. Infinity Hall, 32 Front St., Hartford.

    Celebrating its 10-year anniversary as a band, Celtic-American roots music “super group”, RUNA continues to push the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, the band offers a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music.Dewey Hall in Sheffield.Tickets are $20 when purchased in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at https://bit.ly/38r0RBA Doors open at 2:30 p.m. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. Refreshments are available.
    For more information, contact deweysessionsmusic@gmail.com or Beth at 413-429-1176.

    DANCE
    Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Swan Lake, 1 p.m., Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. Tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for those 21 and younger. Preceded by a talk at 12:40 p.m., by Jacob’s Pillow. mahaiwe.org.

    TALK
    The Lenox Library will welcome Maud Mandel, president of Williams College, to its Distinguished Lecture Series at 4 p.m In her lecture, “The View from Campus,” Mandel will discuss some of the most important issues in higher education, including campus politics; educational innovation and the liberal arts; shifting public attitudes toward higher education; and Williams’ role in the economy and culture of the Berkshires. Sedgwick Reading Room at the Library, 18 Main St, Lenox.
    MONDAY, FEB. 24
    FILM
    The 2020 Williams College French Film Festival will take place at 7 p.m. Images Cinema, 50 Spring St., in Williamstown. All screenings are free and open to the public.This year’s theme, “Against the Odds: Strength and Resilience in French and Francophone Film,” examines the multiple faces of French and Francophone cinema.
    OTHER
    WordXWord pushes deeper into 2020 with a Education in America/Poets Creating Conversation at the Berkshire Museum. Event is free. Some content may be best suited for mature audiences.
    MUSIC
    Jazz Night with Andy Wrba and Friends, 7-10 p.m., Mission Bar and Tapas, 438 North St., Pittsfield.
    WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26
    MUSIC
    Open Mic Night, 7-10 p.m., Egremont Barn, 17 Main St., Egremont.
    Jazz night, 7:30-10:30 p.m., The Lion’s Den, 30 Main St., Stockbridge. No cover charge.
    THURSDAY, FEB. 27
    MUSIC
    The High Kings, 7:30 p.m., The Egg, Agency Building 1, S. Mall Arterial, Albany. Irish ballads. Tickets are $36. theegg.org.
    The Picky Bastards, 8-11 p.m., Mission Bar and Tapas, 438 North St., Pittsfield. The Picky Bastards are a collection of rotating local musicians playing your favorite folk, bluegrass and Americana tunes. Hosted by Chris Merenda and Rob Sanzone.

    FRIDAY, FEB. 28
    MUSIC
    Wanted D.O.A.-World’s #1 Bon Jovi Tribute: Hailing from Boston, Wanted D.O.A. meticulously recreating the sounds and concert experience of one of the most successful acts in music history... BON JOVI. This is America’s Truly Authentic Bon Jovi Tribute show! 8 p.m.Tickets $28-$38. Infinity Hall, 32 Front St., Hartford

    DANCE
    Flex AVE., 7:30 p.m., The Egg, Agency Building 1, S. Mall Arterial, Albany. The dance style known as “Flexn” was developed from various Jamaican street styles into a distinct art form that’s spread across the globe and FLEX AVE. uses its vocabulary in both group choreography and solo improvisational works – all set to a continuous mix of reggae, hip hop and pop music – to provide social commentary, sparked by both personal experience and current events. Tickets are $20.

    SATURDAY, FEB. 29
    THEATER
    Met Opera Live in HD: Handel’s Agrippina, 1 p.m., Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. Tickets $25 for adults and $10 for those 21 and younger. For more information visit mahaiwe.org.

    MUSIC
    The Foundry,West Stockbridge, welcomes Carson McHone, an American singer-songwriter and musician from Austin, Texas.McHone will perform 8 p.m.

    TALKS, CLASSES, WORKSHOPS
    The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives, 46 Main St., is hosting author David Levering Lewis to its Speaker Series 4 p.m. Lewis will discuss his two part biographies of W.E.B. Du Bois in a talk titled “W. E. B. Du Bois Then and Now.”
    Scott Eyerly’s Pre-Broadcast Opera Lecture: Handel’s Agrippina, 11:30 a.m., Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. $10.

    ART
    Gallery Talk: Highlights of the collection. Take a guided walk through the galleries with a member of the Clark’s education team. Join fellow art lovers for a personalized look at highlights from the permanent collection, learn about the history of the museum, and gain new insight into some Clark favorites. 11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.The Clark Museum, 225 South Street, Williamstown