Theatre

Williamstown Theatre Festival

'62 Center for Theatre and Dance

From June through August, WTF brings Tony award winning actors and veterans of television and film to perform in a series of plays, comedies, dramas, musicals, classics and new work.

MASS MoCA

Downtown North Adams

Since its Building 6 opened in the summer of 2017, Mass MoCA has become one of the world’s largest contemporary art museums, with vast galleries and indoor and outdoor stages.

Williams College ’62 Center

Williams College

The ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance summer home of the Williamstown Theatre Festival hosts theater and dance performances year-round while the college is in session.

WordxWord

WordxWord

Spoken word poets run mentoring programs and writing workshops in Berkshire schools and hold events year-round, from National Poetry Month to an annual week-long summer festival in Pittsfield.

“Present Laughter”

The Clark

January 25, 2020 1:00 PM - January 25, 2020 3:00 PM

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Moriarty in “Sherlock” and the Hot Priest in “Fleabag”) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy “Present Laughter.”

London National Theatre: “All About Eve”

The Clark

February 8, 2020 1:00 PM - February 8, 2020 3:00 PM

This new production from one of the world’s most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove, asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

Criminal– Live Podcast

MASS MoCA

February 22, 2020 8:00 PM - February 22, 2020 11:00 PM

This wildly popular true-crime podcast, Criminal, comes to North Adams!

Barrington Stage Company

Barrington Stage

Twenty miles south in Pittsfield, Barrington Stage Company fills two stages from June to August and with musicals, comedy and drama, including new works.

Berkshire Theatre Group

Berkshire Theatre Group

With stages in Pittsfield and Stockbridge, the Berkshires’ oldest theatre company is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2018.

Shakespeare & Company

Shakespeare & Co.

Founded in 1977, Lenox’s well-established troupe performs Shakespearean classics, contemporary works, adaptations of Edith Wharton’s short stories and more from May to September.

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Music

The Clark Art Institute

Williamstown Cultural District

With a permanent collection of Impressionist art, 19th-century artists and decorative arts across more than five centuries, the Clark Art Institute has become respected across the world.

MASS MoCA

Downtown North Adams

Since its Building 6 opened in the summer of 2017, Mass MoCA has become one of the world’s largest contemporary art museums, with vast galleries and indoor and outdoor stages.

Solid Sound Festival

MASS MoCA

Wilco takes over Mass MoCA with this festival curated by the band and showcasing bandmembers new work, emerging bands, art and comedy.

Mass MoCA jam

Lickety Split at MASS MoCA

Enjoy coffee or breakfast while listening to some impromptu tunes at this weekly Saturday morning gathering.

Williams College music

Williams College

The college music department hosts a series of free concerts in the spring and fall semesters with faculty and visiting performers from across the country and across the world.

Tanglewood

Lenox

Symphony on the lawn, with crystal and silver picnics plus family-friendly events.

Ian Chang 属

MASS MoCA

January 18, 2020 8:00 PM - January 18, 2020 11:00 PM

Electronic artist/drummer Ian Chang’s debut album 属 comes to life in this work-in-progress performance. Preferred ticket buyers get the best seats!

The O-Tones

HiLo North Adams

January 18, 2020 8:00 PM - January 18, 2020 11:00 PM

From Ella Fitzgerald to The Temptations, Aretha Franklin to Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye to Bonnie Raitt, The O-Tones mix it up for dancing and listening.

I/O Out Loud: Family Concert

The Clark

January 19, 2020 1:00 PM - January 19, 2020 2:00 PM

CONSTRUCTION ZONE is a free one-hour performance in which kids and their families help construct a musical world from just a few small sounds. Be prepared to make some noise!

I/O Ensemble and Chorus

The Clark

January 19, 2020 4:00 PM - January 19, 2020 5:00 PM

The Williams College Department of Music’s I/O Fest 2020 presents a concert of immersive music in The Clark’s Michael Conforti Pavilion, featuring Julius Eastman’s The Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc

M A K U Soundsystem

MASS MoCA

January 25, 2020 8:00 PM - January 25, 2020 11:00 PM

This band formed in NYC mashes Colombian folklore, psychedelic rock, and Caribbean grooves using traditional percussion, drums, synths, base, guitar, and sizzling horns.

StompBoxTrio

HiLo North Adams

January 25, 2020 8:00 PM - January 25, 2020 11:00 PM

StompBoxTrio is a Western MA-based band that blends classic 20th-century American music with 21st-century mojo to create a sonic, soulful, hip-shakin’ sound all their own.

Half Waif in Concert

Mt. Greylock Regional High School

January 27, 2020 7:00 PM - January 27, 2020 8:30 PM

Mt. Greylock High School alum (2007) Nandi Plunkett of the acclaimed synth-pop group Half Waif will be performing at her alma mater!

Benning-Tones Pop-Up Choir

Oldcastle Theatre Company

January 28, 2020 7:00 PM - January 28, 2020 9:00 PM

Join the Benning-tones for a pop-up choir experience! Learn, rehearse, and perform a song all in one night! This month’s song is “Our House” by Madness.

Williams Opera Workshop

Williams College Department of Music

January 28, 2020 7:30 PM - January 28, 2020 10:00 PM

WOW presents Act IV of The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Harvest and Rust– Neil Young Tribute Band

HiLo North Adams

February 1, 2020 8:00 PM - February 1, 2020 11:00 PM

It’s hard to represent the wide-array of Neil Young’s influential material in one show, but that’s exactly what the band HARVEST & RUST does.

Jaleel Shaw

MASS MoCA

February 15, 2020 8:00 PM - February 15, 2020 11:00 PM

Saxophonist and bandleader Jaleel Shaw’s seductive set makes for a perfect post-Valentines night out.

Performing Artists in Residence Concert

The Clark

February 23, 2020 2:00 PM - February 23, 2020 4:00 PM

Co-artistic directors Jeewon Park (piano) and Edward Arron (cello) present a special program of chamber music featuring Jennifer Frautschi (violin).

Sam Evian

MASS MoCA

February 29, 2020 8:00 PM - February 29, 2020 11:00 PM

Evian brings a sunshiny vibe, 60s psychedelic sound to North Adams in the depths of winter.

Treya Lam

MASS MoCA

March 14, 2020 8:00 PM - March 14, 2020 11:00 PM

The classically trained multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Treya Lam’s cinematic songs and ethereal vocals are built on Nina Simone-inspired piano, meditative guitar, and lush chamber arrangements.

Roger C. Miller and Ludovico

MASS MoCA

March 28, 2020 8:00 PM - March 28, 2020 11:00 PM

Roger Miller, a MASS MoCA regular between appearances with Alloy Orchestra and Mission of Burma, blends elements of classical and rock with looped electric guitar.

Bell Orchestre

MASS MoCA

April 4, 2020 8:00 PM - April 4, 2020 11:00 PM

A Montreal-based collective that includes Arcade Fire members Richard Reed Parry and Sarah Neufeld. Catch this group on its first U.S. tour in ten years.

Car Seat Headrest

MASS MoCA

April 25, 2020 8:00 PM - April 25, 2020 11:00 PM

On the heels of a blowout 2019 Hunter Center appearance, Car Seat Headrest returns to a favorite venue for a residency followed by a one-of-a-kind preview concert.

Party in the Park

North Adams

Annual summer concert series that is free and open the public.

BarN

Concert Venue

An intimate setting for acoustic music.

HiLo North Adams

HiLo North Adams is a music and comedy venue with a bar located in a revitalized building in downtown North Adams.

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Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

Since Ted Shawn established a revolutionary company for men on a mountaintop more than 85 years ago, Jacob’s Pillow has become a force in the international world of dance. …

Williams College ’62 Center

Williams College

The ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance summer home of the Williamstown Theatre Festival hosts theater and dance performances year-round while the college is in session.

Philadanco! Mixed Repertory

'62 Center

February 22, 2020 8:00 PM - February 22, 2020 9:30 PM

For this touring season, four brand new works have been commissioned from PHILADANCO! alumni, all of which respond to an organizing message of social justice.

Deep Blue Sea

MASS MoCA

March 21 8:00 PM - March 20, 2020 11:00 PM

The work, a meditation on the nature of finding community in this confusing era of ours, will eventually incorporate a cast of 100.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

An ever-growing online collection of dance videos filmed at Jacob’s Pillow from the 1930s to today is available free to all.

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Film

“Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice”

The Clark

January 18, 2020 2:00 PM - January 18, 2020 3:30 PM

With the enchanting narrative voice of two-time Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter, cinema audiences visit places that evoke and preserve the memory of the painter Tintoretto.

“One Woman, One Vote”: 20th Century Women

Images Cinema

January 18, 2020 2:00 PM - January 18, 2020 4:00 PM

“One Woman, One Vote” documents the seventy-year battle for woman suffrage. This screening is free and features special guest Bette Craig!

“Color Out of Space” with bonus content

Images Cinema

January 22, 2020 9:15 PM - January 22, 2020 11:15 PM

At this Wednesday screening of “Color Out of Space,” you can see exclusive additional content after the credits, so stick around.

Art & Politics Film Series: “Black Orpheus”

The Clark

February 5, 2020 6:00 PM - February 5, 2020 7:30 PM

This Academy Award and Cannes Film Festival award-winning adaptation of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice is set in a modern favela in Rio de Janeiro during Carnival.

“Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed”

Images Cinema

February 10, 2020 7:00 PM - February 10, 2020 8:45 PM

Part of Images Cinema’s 20th Century Women film series, this documentary takes an in-depth look at the presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm. Special guest speaker!

“American Factory”

Club B10

February 13, 2020 7:00 PM - February 13, 2020 9:00 PM

When a Chinese billionaire opens a factory in Ohio, a culture clash unfolds. Following the screening, join us for a Q&A with filmmakers.

“Let the People Decide”

MASS MoCA

February 20, 2020 7:00 PM - February 20, 2020 9:00 PM

The fairness of our elections is explored in depth in this scathing and insightful look into the attack on voting rights for African Americans in North Carolina.

“Border South”

MASS MoCA

February 27, 2020 7:00 PM - February 27, 2020 9:00 PM

Border South reveals the immigrants’ resilience, ingenuity, and humor as it exposes a global migration system that renders human beings invisible in life as well as death.

“Swarm Season”

MASS MoCA

March 5, 2020 7:00 PM - March 5, 2020 9:00 PM

“Swarm Season” links endangered bees, NASA exploration, indigenous cosmology, and volcanic activity into an interconnected web of looming man-made catastrophe.

Images Cinema

Images Cinema

Images Cinema is a year-round community film house, showing contemporary movies, documentaries, art and international films and more.

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Family Programs

Rock On!

Pittsfield

Explore rock, blues, and jazz with a great faculty. All levels welcome from Beginners to Advanced players.

Starlight Stage Youth Theater

Williamstown

Since being founded in 1976, hundreds of young people from the Berkshire County, southern Vermont and eastern New York state area have participated in the programs.

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Classes & Workshops

Assets for Artists

Assets for Artists, a project of Mass MoCA, helps artists in many disciplines to find and build financial and business resources and supports artists in moving to the area. Resources can include a matched savings grant program for individual artists, professional development workshops and one-on-one coaching, a residency program at Mass MoCA and more.

FreshGrass Festival

Mass MoCA

FreshGrass is rich in both traditional and cutting-edge bluegrass, presented in a wide array of venues tucked appropriately into a 19th-century factory turned 21st-century museum.

Rock On!

Pittsfield

Explore rock, blues, and jazz with a great faculty. All levels welcome from Beginners to Advanced players.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

Since Ted Shawn established a revolutionary company for men on a mountaintop more than 85 years ago, Jacob’s Pillow has become a force in the international world of dance. …

Starlight Stage Youth Theater

Williamstown

Since being founded in 1976, hundreds of young people from the Berkshire County, southern Vermont and eastern New York state area have participated in the programs.

High Mud Comedy Festival with John Early

MASS MoCA

April 17 5:00 PM - April 18, 2020 11:00 PM

High Mud, our annual 2-day yuk-fest, returns to North Adams featuring A-List talent on stage, in the galleries, and maybe even at the bar; and workshops to help you hone your best bits.

Sonatina Piano Camps

Bennington, VT

Immersive piano camps for adults and children of all level. 10- and 5-day piano camps for adults and 4 week piano camps for children in the summer.

Williamstown Theatre Festival internships

Williamstown Theatre Festival

WTF has developed a range of programs to support developing actors, playwrights and directors, including a Playwright in residence, writing residencies and a weekly reading series for works in progress.

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Comedy

Comedy Night with Jonah Ray

HiLo North Adams

January 23, 2020 8:00 PM - January 23, 2020 11:00 PM

Jonah Ray is the host of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” on Netflix, and is known for his appearances across television, the internet and across the country.

High Mud Comedy Festival with John Early

MASS MoCA

April 17 5:00 PM - April 18, 2020 11:00 PM

High Mud, our annual 2-day yuk-fest, returns to North Adams featuring A-List talent on stage, in the galleries, and maybe even at the bar; and workshops to help you hone your best bits.

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