Holiday Happenings, Interactive Art Activities, and Open Studios
Karen S. Jacobs, Peggy Morse, Sally Tiska Rice, Ilene Richard, Marney Schorr, and Joan Rooks
Opening Reception 12/6, 5 to 8 pm
Bruce Panock Photogrphy
Endless Possibilities Artisan Fair and Eclectic Stuff!
Featuring handmades and eclectic items.
“Caroling and Cocoa” at 7 pm
Create a “DIY creative recycling ornament” for $5/piece from 5 to 7 pm.
Co-sponsored by Manos Unidas.
Keith Emerling, Jill Gustavis, Thomas Doane Perry III, Amy Pressman, and Rose Tannenbaum
A. C. Stark
Opening Reception 12/6, 5 to 8 pm
Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.
Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 11 at 6:30pm, at The Colonial Theatre. A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate individuals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.
Led by a Museum educator, children 18 months to 3 years old explore the Museum with their caregivers and learn through songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Older and younger siblings are welcome.
Included with regular Museum admission.
As the nineteenth century progressed, the Shakers increasingly relied on hired labor for construction, maintenance, and agricultural work. Lear about the building that housed the hired men in this special tour, offered in addition to regular daily tours.
Learn about the building that once was the center of conducting business with “the World.” Find out why the building was renovated in the Victorian style and what kinds of visitors stopped by. Other tours and demos in various locations are offered throughout the day.
The beautifully decorated historic village is the perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon. Learn some fascinating history in our authentic buildings, take a walk on the Farm to Forest Trail, eat at Seeds Market Cafe, and shop at Shaker Mercantile.
Max Creek has reached its fourth decade of playing music, and you’d be hard pressed to find a music fan in the Northeast that hasn’t heard of them. Creek’s style lacks pretense; there is no genre title that can define them. From the beginning, they mixed rock, country, reggae, soul, jazz and calypso in with their own great songwriting, and it all comes out sounding like Creek.
The band is joyous, and their stage is full of smiles and laughter, both during and between songs. All one has to do is glance into the crowd to see the feeling is contagious. Creek is also engaging, sculpting lengthy shows on-the-fly from their 200+ song catalog with rockers, ballads, deep jams and crowd sing-alongs. Furthermore, Creek is, most definitely, a family. 40-odd years in, the audience is a multi-generational stew—it’s not uncommon to witness old-school “Creek Freeks” getting down with their teenage (or older!) kids.
Creek itself is multigenerational. The “front line” of guitarist Scott Murawski, keyboardist Mark Mercier and bassist John Rider has remained intact since the mid-’70s, and the current drums and percussion team of Bill Carbone and Jamemurrell Stanley weren’t even born when Max Creek was founded.
General Admission in Orchestra • Reserved seating in Mezzanine