Calendar

Feb
2
Fri
FREE South County STEM in Lenox @ Lenox Community Center @ Lenox Community Center 65 Walker St Lenox, MA 01240 USA
Feb 2 @ 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Your favorite Berkshire Museum programs are going on the road! Join Miss Jess for the science and culture lessons your family loves, right in your own neighborhood during three exciting, month-long series of programs at South County libraries and community centers.

Fridays in January: Free South County STEM in Lenox
Thursdays in February: Free South County STEM in Lee
Wednesdays in March: Free South County STEM in Sheffield

These programs are designed for scientists ages 2 to 8 years.
Space is limited. Call 413.464.5095 to RSVP.

Berkshire Museum’s Free South County STEM series is presented in partnership with South Berkshire Kids.

Feb
5
Mon
Tue Crane Room Closed
Feb 5 – Feb 13 all-day

The Museum’s Crane Room will be closed from Monday, February 5 through Tuesday, February 13. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Feb
8
Thu
$5 Comedy Garage: Richie Redding @ at the Garage (in the Colonial Lobby)
Feb 8 @ 7:30 PM

*Please note, to avoid a $6 order fee, please call the Box Office at 413-997-4444 or purchase your tickets in person at The Colonial, 111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA.

Comedian and writer Richie Redding has performed at New York City’s top clubs, as well as the Barclay’s Center and Madison Square Garden. In 2013, Richie beat out 32 comics from all over the world to win the Bermuda International Comedy Competition. The next year, Richie was hand picked by celebrated comedian Katt Williams to be the official host of the Growth Spurt Tour, and the HBO special Priceless. Based on that success, Katt then asked him to be his featured act for the 2015 Born Again, Again Tour and the 2016 Conspiracy Theory Tour. Richie has had the honor of being selected to feature in a USO tour of South Korea, entertaining the 30,000 American troops stationed there.

Join us at The Comedy Garage, hosted by Madelyn Gardner, for only $5, The Comedy Garage presents acclaimed comedians from near and far. After the show, head down the street to Methuselah Bar & Lounge and show your Comedy Garage ticket for a $5 beverage.

We suggest early arrival for this event. It is general admission, first come, first served.

Feb
10
Sat
Legends of Country Music
Feb 10 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Tickets: A: $39.50 B: $29.50

Legends of Country Music is an amazing concert experience featuring incredible tributes to Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Merle Haggard – all in one great show. It’s as if these three legendary performers had all taken the stage on one magical night to put on the greatest country music concert ever. The performance is packed with country music mega hits such as Ring of Fire, I Walk The Line, Crazy, Walking After Midnight, Okie From Muskogee and many more. The spectacular finale always brings the audience to their feet.

“An absolutely incredible show” – Boulder Daily Camera

The Legends of Country Music show was extraordinary – if you get the chance, go!” – Indianapolis Star

Legends of Country Music
Feb 10 @ 7:30 PM

Tickets: A: $39.50 B: $29.50

 

Legends of Country Music is an amazing concert experience featuring incredible tributes to Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Merle Haggard – all in one great show. It’s as if these three legendary performers had all taken the stage on one magical night to put on the greatest country music concert ever. The performance is packed with country music mega hits such as Ring of Fire, I Walk The Line, Crazy, Walking After Midnight, Okie From Muskogee and many more. The spectacular finale always brings the audience to their feet.

“An absolutely incredible show” – Boulder Daily Camera

The Legends of Country Music show was extraordinary – if you get the chance, go!” – Indianapolis Star

Feb
15
Thu
Rev Tor’s 7th Annual Dead of Winter Jam @ at the Garage (in the Colonial Theatre Lobby)
Feb 15 @ 8:00 PM

Join us for a mid-winter celebration, honoring the music of The Grateful Dead. Hosted by Rev Tor’s Steal Your Peach Band, special Guest performances include The Picky Bastards (Rob Sansone and Chris Merenda), Gina Coleman, Melissa Brinton, Tom Corrigan, Matt Mervis, Mike McCmann, Mike Wood and more!

There will be a food drive held at this event for The Moments House Food Pantry. Patrons are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items.

Feb
22
Thu
Che Malambo @ The Colonial Theatre
Feb 22 @ 2:00 PM

Tickets: $40

The Argentine based dance company, Che Malambo, excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming of the bombos, and singing and whirling boleadoras (lassos with stones on the end). Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, the company’s work celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho. This powerhouse, all-male company of 14 gauchos is directed by French choreographer and former ballet dancer, Gilles Brinas. Che Malambo brings fiery Malambo traditions and virtuosic dancing to the contemporary stage for an exhilarating and entertaining show that is perfect for the entire family. Danced solely by men, the Malambo began in the 17th century as competitive duels that would challenge skills of agility, strength, and dexterity. Zapeteo, their fast paced footwork, is inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses in their native Argentina.

Mar
2
Fri
Youth Art Month Opening Reception
Mar 2 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Enjoy performances by the Hoosac Valley High School Jazz Ensemble and the BART Wind Quartet as well as original art by local students. Youth Art Month features artwork from art classrooms across Berkshire County, on view in the Crane Room March 2 to 31. The month-long exhibition shines a spotlight on the excellent work that students and arts educators produce here in the Berkshires.

Mar
3
Sat
Killing for Love
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM – 9:15 PM

March 30, 1985: Derek and Nancy Haysom are discovered brutally murdered at their home in Lynchburg, Virginia. The subsequent arrest and conviction of the couple’s daughter Elizabeth, a wealthy scholarship student at the University of Virginia, and her boyfriend Jens Söring, the brilliant son of a German diplomat, set off a media frenzy, becoming the first trial of its kind to be nationally televised. But what if the justice system got it all wrong? This gripping true crime tale untangles the web of romantic obsession and betrayal that may have led an innocent man to make the ultimate sacrifice for love: take the fall for a murder he didn’t commit. Featuring the voices of Daniel Brühl and Imogen Poots.

Mar
5
Mon
New Vision Visit Exhibitions Events Programs Education Little Cinema About Support STEAM for Homeschool: Coding
Mar 5 @ 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Homeschooling students ages 5 to 12 are invited to join the Berkshire Museum’s education staff for this recurring Monday morning series of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) focused programs!

Activities typically run from 9:30 to 11 am and families are welcome to stay and have lunch, socialize, or play from 11 am to noon. Caregivers and younger siblings are encouraged to join in on the fun, however they are also free to explore the Museum if the need should arise.

Robotics: January 22 and 29, and February 5 and 12
Coding: March 5, 12, 19, and 26
Ecosystems and the Watershed: April 9, 16, 23, and 30

Cost:
$25 per child per four-week session. Accompanying adults and children ages 3 and under attend for free.

These programs are limited to 20 children. Please contact Jesseca Williamson at jwilliamson@berkshiremuseum.org or 413.443.7171 ext. 334 for details on upcoming sessions and to reserve your spot!

Mar
8
Thu
Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience @ The Colonial Theatre
Mar 8 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Tickets: A: $35, B: $20

Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience is the nation’s most innovative and unique show utilizing the works of The Beatles. This amazing group, anchored by brothers Billy, Ryan and Matthew McGuigan, perform as themselves and leave the song choices completely in the hands of the audience. This is done through request cards that audience members fill out prior to the show. On those cards, the audience member only needs to fill out three things: their name, their favorite Beatles song and the reason why they chose that song. The cards are collected and two minutes before the show begins, a set list is created based upon the songs chosen and the reasons that the audience members chose those songs make up the narrative of the evening.

Mar
9
Fri
In the Fade
Mar 9 @ 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Out of nowhere, Katja’s life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Her friends and family try to give her the support she needs, and Katja somehow manages to make it through the funeral. But the mind numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja’s painful mourning, opening wounds and doubts. Danilo, a lawyer and Nuri’s best friend, represents Katja in the eventual trial against the two suspects: a young couple from the neo-Nazi scene. The trial pushes Katja to the edge, but there’s simply no alternative for her: she wants justice.

Drama, R, 1 hr. 46 min., 2017
German with English subtitles

Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ The Colonial Theatre
Mar 9 @ 8:00 PM

Tickets: A: $45 B: $30

“It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being.” -Paul Simon

The Grammy Award-winning acappella ensemble, Ladysmith Black Mambazo captures South Africa’s historic struggle in an inspiring repertoire that melds the tradition of Zulu harmony, singing songs born in the mines during the apartheid era, with hints of gospel. Whether performing at Nelson Mandela’s inauguration, in Disney’s The Lion King, or alongside Paul Simon on his album Graceland, Ladysmith Black Mambazo creates beautiful harmonies that have brought its unique sound to international prominence. The rich uplifting sounds and effortlessly synchronized dancing convey universal themes of faith, hope and peace, yielding a performance of pure, uninhibited joy.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo was founded in the early 1960s by Joseph Shabalala, then a teenage farm boy living on the lands just outside the small town of Ladysmith, South Africa. Joseph incorporated the town into the name he would give his group to honor his family history. As well, the word Black is a reference to the black oxen, the strongest of all farm animals; and Mambazo, the Zulu word for chopping axe, a symbol of the group’s ability to “chop down” any singing rival who might challenge them. So began the fifty-plus year career of Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s most recent CD, Walking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers, was nominated for Best World Music Album of 2016, marking the the group’s 17th Grammy Award-nomination, in addition to its four wins.

Mar
29
Thu
Career Fair 2017 @ Berkshire Community College
Mar 29 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Get ready for this year’s 1Berkshire Career Fair in partnership with Berkshire Community College. Get in front of Berkshire-based businesses at this annual event. Connect with employers looking to hire someone like you. This event is open to the public and free. See below for a list of companies that will be at the event.

Mar
30
Fri
Furlough @ Berkshire Museum
Mar 30 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Tessa Thompson, Academy Award winner Melissa Leo, and Whoopi Goldberg lead a dynamite ensemble cast in this alternately rollicking and poignant comedy from director Laurie Collyer (the acclaimed Sherrybaby). In between caring for her mother, a young woman works part time at a prison. The rookie guard gets a chance to prove her mettle when she’s tasked with accompanying a hell-raising inmate on an emergency furlough to visit her dying mother. But things soon spiral out of control, sending the pair on a hilarious, surprising, and ultimately touching road trip. With Oscar(R) winner Anna Paquin, Édgar Ramírez, and La La Anthony.

Comedy, rated R, 1 hr. 23 min., 2018

Apr
6
Fri
Leaning into the Wind @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 6 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Leaning into the Wind is a vibrant journey through the diverse layers of Andy Goldsworthy’s world. From urban Edinburgh and London to the South of France and New England, each environment he encounters becomes a fresh kaleidoscopic canvas for his art. A lushly-visualized travelogue, Goldsworthy’s work and Thomas Riedelsheimer’s exquisite cinematography redefine landscape and inextricably tie human life to the natural world.

Documentary, PG, 1 hr. 33 min., 2017

Leaning into the Wind @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 6 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Leaning into the Wind is a vibrant journey through the diverse layers of Andy Goldsworthy’s world. From urban Edinburgh and London to the South of France and New England, each environment he encounters becomes a fresh kaleidoscopic canvas for his art. A lushly-visualized travelogue, Goldsworthy’s work and Thomas Riedelsheimer’s exquisite cinematography redefine landscape and inextricably tie human life to the natural world.

Documentary, PG, 1 hr. 33 min., 2017

Apr
8
Sun
Holocaust Remembrance Day Film Screening and Candle Lighting
Apr 8 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The film My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes, which reveals the clandestine Italian resistance movement that helped save thousands of Jews during the Holocaust, will be screened in honor of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Following the film, La Rabinessa Liora Kelman of Congregation Beth Israel in Schenectady will share her family history of survival. The Saranos of Milan were saved in the small Italian village of Mobaroccio during the Holocaust. There will be candle lighting and prayers in memory of those murdered in the Holocaust.

The event is co-sponsored by Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts, and the Italian-American Club of Pittsfield.

Free and open to the community.

Apr
13
Fri
The China Hustle @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 13 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

From the producers of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room comes a Wall Street heist story about a still-unfolding financial crime so big, it has the power to affect all of our wallets. Investors on the fringes of the financial world feverishly seek new alternatives for high-return investments in the global markets, and have found a goldmine in China. But when one investor discovers a massive web of fraud, everything else is called into question. Jed Rothstein’s documentary rings the alarm on the need for transparency in an increasingly deregulated financial world by following those working to uncover the biggest heist you’ve never heard of.

Documentary, R, 1 hr. 22 min., 2017

David Sedaris @ The Colonial Theatre
Apr 13 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Tickets: A: $65.00 B: $40.00

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, best-selling American author, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, NakedMe Talk Pretty One DayDress Your Family in Corduroy and DenimWhen You Are Engulfed in Flames, and his most recent book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate bestseller.  The audio version of Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls is a 56th Annual Grammy Awards-nominee for Best Spoken Word Album. He is the author of the NYT-bestselling collection of fables entitled, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer). He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. Sedaris pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” There are over ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages.

He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written half-a-dozen plays which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in New York City. These plays include Stump the Host, Stitches, One Woman Shoe, which received an Obie Award, Incident at Cobbler’s Knob, and The Book of Liz, which was published in book form by Dramatists Play Service. David Sedaris’ original radio pieces can often be heard on the public radio show This American Life.  David Sedaris has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. His latest audio recording of new stories (recorded live) is “David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure” (November 2009). A feature film adaptation of his story C.O.G. was released after a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (2013). Since 2011, he can be heard annually on a series of live recordings on BBC Radio 4 entitled “Meet David Sedaris.”  David Sedaris’ new book is a collection of his diaries, entitled Theft By Finding Diaries (1977-2002) (May 2017). His next book will be David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium (October 2017, Little, Brown and Company).