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.

MCLA Theatre presents “Sweet Charity”

MCLA Theatre

November 15 - November 24, 2019

It’s the musical adaptation of Fellini’s “The Nights of Cabiria” about diehard dancehall girl Charity Valentine. Shows on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only.

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.

Front Country

HiLo North Adams

November 21, 2019 8:00 PM

From their origins in San Francisco’s Mission District, Front Country brings its American roots music to North Adams.

Sunshine Nights

TOURISTS

November 21, 2019 7:30 PM - November 21, 2019 9:00 PM

As winter sets in, we’re happy to be hosting the bright sounds of Sunshine Nights as our next Sing for your Slumber artists.

Melanie Glenn w/Party of the Sun

HiLo North Adams

November 22, 2019 8:00 PM - November 22, 2019 11:00 PM

Melanie Alanna Glenn is a singer-songwriter with a soft and soothing indie-folk sound. Party of the Sun is a folk band from New Hampshire.

Met Live in HD: Akhnaten

The Clark

November 23, 2019 12:55 PM - November 23, 2019 4:25 PM

Director Phelim McDermott tackles Philip Glass’s modern masterpiece with star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo as the revolutionary title ruler who transformed ancient Egypt.

Dwight and Nicole

HiLo North Adams

November 23, 2019 7:00 PM - November 23, 2019 10:00 PM

Dwight & Nicole is an American indie-soul band fronted by Dwight Ritcher & Nicole Nelson known for their well-crafted songs, dynamic live shows, and strong voices.

The Night Before Dance Party

HiLo North Adams

November 27 8:00 PM - November 28, 2019 12:30 AM

Bring visiting friends and family to this Thanksgiving eve dance party that will play favorites from the 80s, 90s, and beyond!

Rebel Alliance album release party with guests

HiLo North Adams

November 30, 2019 8:00 PM - November 30, 2019 11:00 PM

Come out for a night to remember as Rebel Alliance celebrates the release of their new album “Raise Your Soul” right in the Berkshires, where it all began.

Francesca Blanchard- Live in the Lodge

TOURISTS

December 4, 2019 7:30 PM - December 4, 2019 9:00 PM

This intimate solo performance – fireside in TOURISTS’s cozy Lodge – is sure to delight Blanchard’s existing devotees and no doubt create many more.

The Cassatt String Quartet in Concert

The Clark

December 6, 2019 7:00 PM - December 6, 2019 9:00 PM

One of the best American ensembles around, the Cassatt Quartet has performed around the world and this December, they are coming to Williamstown with a special Clark Art-specific show.

Rebirth Brass Band

HiLo North Adams

December 6, 2019 8:00 PM - December 6, 2019 11:00 PM

The Rebirth Brass Band is a leader of the pack of New Orleans brass bands and they’ve been going strong since 1983.

Delsonido

MASS MoCA

December 7, 2019 8:00 PM - December 7, 2019 11:00 PM

Delsonido, whose founding members come from the Colombian coast, create a danceable mix of Caribbean sounds with influences from underground NYC scenes.

Billy Wylder

HiLo North Adams

December 12, 2019 8:00 PM - December 12, 2019 11:00 PM

The music weaves together American folk and rock with sensibilities from the Sahara Desert: think Andrew Bird meets Ali Farka Toure, Pete Seeger and Talking Heads.

The Sea The Sea

HiLo North Adams

December 14, 2019 7:00 PM - December 14, 2019 10:00 PM

Much-acclaimed duo The Sea The Sea boasts two fine voices blending in inventive harmonies.

The Holiday Sounds of Josh Rouse

HiLo North Adams

December 15, 2019 7:00 PM - December 15, 2019 10:00 PM

An antidote to the typical holiday fare, Josh Rouse’s holiday-themed music is listenable year-round!

30

HiLo North Adams

December 21, 2019 8:00 PM - December 21, 2019 11:00 PM

Emerging from Williamstown, Massachusetts, 30 blends the genres of Hip-Hop, Pop, and Alternative to create his eclectic sound. 30 is prepping for a big 2020.

GoldenOak

HiLo North Adams

December 28, 2019 7:00 PM - December 28, 2019 10:00 PM

Portland, Maine-based GoldenOak is driven by the songwriting and harmonies of the brother-sister duo Zak and Lena Kendall.

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.

Pachedu (F)All Ensembles Performance

'62 Center

November 22, 2019 8:00 PM - November 22, 2019 9:30 PM

“Pachedu” is the Williams College Dance Department’s annual fall concert featuring CoDa, Kusika, Sankofa and The Zambezi Marimba Band.

Pachedu (F)All Ensembles Performance

'62 Center

November 23, 2019 8:00 PM - November 23, 2019 9:30 PM

“Pachedu” is the Williams College Dance Department’s annual fall concert featuring CoDa, Kusika, Sankofa and The Zambezi Marimba Band.

New England Dance on Tour

'62 Center

December 6, 2019 8:00 PM - December 6, 2019 9:00 PM

This showcase features a broad spectrum of work by New England-based dance companies.

Bolshoi Ballet in HD: “The Nutcracker”

The Clark

December 15, 2019 2:00 PM - December 15, 2019 4:15 PM

Snowflakes and sugar plum fantasies come to life in this encore HD broadcast of the exquisite Bolshoi Ballet production of Tchaikovsky’s beloved seasonal treat, “The Nutcracker.”

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

Van Gogh & Japan

The Clark

November 30, 2019 2:00 PM - November 30, 2019 3:30 PM

Van Gogh was profoundly influenced by Japan. This film is based on the exhibition, “Van Gogh & Japan.”

Art & Politics Film Series: “Nightcleaners”

The Clark

December 11, 2019 6:00 PM - December 11, 2019 7:30 PM

This documentary turned to experimental forms to depict the relationship amongst women who cleaned central London office buildings at night, their unions, and social order.

An Evening with Charlie Chaplin

Images Cinema

December 16, 2019 8:00 PM - December 16, 2019 10:00 PM

Don’t miss a chance to see three of Chaplin’s best works in celebration of your favorite independent cinema’s birthday!

Film: “Water Lilies of Monet”

The Clark

December 28, 2019 2:00 PM - December 28, 2019 3:30 PM

Voyage through the masterpieces and obsessions of the genius and founder of Impressionism, Claude Monet, with in-depth tours of the museums with the largest collections of his work.

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.

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

Josh Gondelman

MASS MoCA

November 23, 2019 8:00 PM - November 23, 2019 11:00 PM

Boston-born comedy writer takes his skills to the stage with his own stand-up show.

Comedy Night with Chloe Hilliard

HiLo North Adams

December 1, 2019 8:00 PM - December 1, 2019 11:00 PM

Former journalist-turned-comedian, Chloe Hilliard knows how to tell a story and she mines each story she tells for laughs.

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