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    Berkshire Buzz – All events

    This Week's Berkshire Events - 2/14/20 thru 2/20/20

    -THURSDAY, FEB. 13
    MUSIC
    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.

    The Weight Band featuring members of The Band and The Levon Helm Band with Kerri Powers, 8 p.m., Infinity Music Hall Hartford, 32 Front St., Hartford. Pop, rock. Tickets $29-49.infinityhall.com.

    FRIDAY, FEB. 14
    MUSIC
    The Weight Band featuring members of The Band and the Levon Helm Band: What sweeter way to spend Valentine’s Day! Come and rejoice in the music of a true iconic group whose songs meant so much too so many...played by guys who truly were members of THE BAND and it’s musical family. From “The Night they drove Old Dixie Down” to “Ophelia”….expect all the hits and more! Infinity Hall, 32 Front St.Hartford. Tickets $29-$49

    Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon. Founding members of Leftover Salmon – Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman get to the heart of their signature blend of poly-ethnic cajun slamgrass in an intimate duo performance. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $29.50, The Egg, Agency Building 1, S. Mall Arterial, Albany.

    TALKS, CLASSES, WORKSHOPS
    Explore Norman Rockwell’s unique brand of visual storytelling and the artist’s adventures in illustration with Curator of Education Tom Daly. Free for Members, children/teens 18 and under, or included with admission.Rockwell’s Sense of Place 1p.m. Norman Rockwell Museum,Stockbridge.

    SATURDAY, FEB. 15
    MUSIC
    Upper Lodge Music with Tom Carroll, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Ski Butternut, 380 State Rd., Great Barrington. Local musician Tom Carroll will showcase his laid back vibes with rock classics that are easy on the ears. He will perform in the Upper Lodge or on the Upper Lodge patio, weather permitting.

    Open Mic Night, 7-10 p.m., Egremont Barn, 17 Main St., Egremont.

    Vilray, 8 p.m., Norfolk Infinity Music Hall, 20 Greenwoods Rd. W., Norfolk. Blues, guitar, swing. Tickets $19-29.infinityhall.com.

    Memories of Patsy-The Patsy Cline Tribute Show. The legendary Patsy Cline comes to life once again in the national touring show Memories of Patsy. This incredible tribute concert takes its audience on a trip back in time, to the days when the amazing singer graced the stages of America. 7 p.m. Tickets $25.50 and up. The Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street, Pittsfield.

    The Theater Barn is holding local auditions for its summer and fall seasons noon to 2 p.m. Auditions will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church Hall, located at 732 Route 20 in New Lebanon, New York.

    DANCE
    Kyle Marshall Choreography at University of Albany, 7:30 p.m., Creating works lauded as technically accomplished, witty and immensely engaging – Kyle Marshall, a current Tricia Brown Dance Company member – has been winning awards for his own choreography, works that aim to deepen our knowledge of who we are as individuals as well as how we develop relationships and ultimately societies. The dancing body is envisioned as a container of history, an igniter of social reform and a site of celebration.The Egg, Agency Building 1, S. Mall Arterial, Albany. Tickets are $20. For more information visit theegg.org.

    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

    Norman Rockwell Museum: A Master Linoleum Cutting Class with Frances Jetter .10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.Join master illustrator Frances Jetter in a master class with a special focus on linoleum cutting and printmaking. Learn how Frances builds images to tell stories with a clear point of view. Limited spaces. Tickets required.

    OTHER
    Presidents’ Day Weekend: Berkshire Grown Winter Farmers Market featuring locally grown and produced foods and gifts, including fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats, breads, yarn, and more, plus live music, lunch fare, and children’s activities, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monument Valley Middle School, 313 Monument Valley Road, Great Barrington. Admission is free. berkshiregrown.org

    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. 16
    ART
    Norman Rockwell Museum: Frances Jetter: The Making of Amalgam,1 p.m. Meet renowned artist Frances Jetter whose work is on view. She will share the process of making Amalgam, her visual memoir of her grandfather’s immigration from Poland to the United States. A book signing will follow.

    MUSIC
    Upper Lodge Music with 1220 Band, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Ski Butternut, 380 State Rd., Great Barrington. 1220 plays a versatile combination of classic and top 40 rock hits along with original music.

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

    OTHER
    Hancock Shaker Village presents “The Big Chill”. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities include maple tree tapping, ice harvesting talks, a tour of the Ice House, horse-drawn wagon rides, visits with farm animals in the Round Stone Barn, crafts, blacksmithing and baking demonstrations, snowman making, cider tastings, and cozy board games.

    MONDAY, FEB. 17
    MUSIC
    Jazz Night with Andy Wrba and Friends, 7-10 p.m., Mission Bar and Tapas, 438 North St., Pittsfield.

    FILM
    The 2020 Williams College French Film Festival will take place over 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 three events. “I Have Something to Say” will be held at the Berkshire Museum. Events are free. Some content may be best suited for mature audiences.

    TUESDAY,FEB.18
    TALK
    The Tuesday Club of Stockbridge presents Kristen van Ginhoven, artistic director of WAM Theatre (Where Arts and Activism Meet) speaking on the successes of the first 10 years, with anecdotes about recent productions (Lady Randy and Ann) van Ginhoven will preview upcoming productions and plans for the future. First Congregational Church of Stockbridge, 4 Main St., at 2 p.m., and will be followed by a tea. The program and following tea are free and open to the public.

    WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19
    FILM
    The Davis Center at Williams College presents the film, “Too Black to Be French”, which explores persistent racism in France and the vestiges of the country’s colonial history. The film is free and open to the public and will be shown, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Paresky Auditorium. The screening will be followed by a facilitator-led discussion. Tickets are not required.

    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.

    OTHER
    The Laurel Hill Association will hold its annual meeting 6 p.m. at the Stockbridge Library, located at 46 Main St. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The featured speaker will be Mike Beck, executive director of Berkshire Botanical Garden.

    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. For more information, contact Maggie at mcraemb7@gmail.com or Beth at 413-429-1176.

    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.