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EXTRASPECIALTEAS ANNUAL CONCERT
Great Barrington, 5:30 to 7:15 pm

The ExtraSpecialTeas singers will be holding their annual concert at the Gazebo behind City Hall, across the street from the Mahaiwe Theater, from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19. 

Contact Cherri Sanes at (413) 429-6500 for more information or go to www.extraspecialteas.org.  
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BERKSHIRE OPERA FESTIVAL PRESENTS: DON GIOVANNI
Williamstown, 1 p.m.

Don Giovanni will be performed at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, MA on Saturday, August 20 @ 1 pm, Tuesday, August 23rd @ 7:30 pm and Friday, August 26th @ 7:30 pm. The performance is sung in Italian with projected English translations and has an approximate running time of 3 hours and 10 minutes with one intermission. Click on the link below for more information about the show, cast, and tickets. We hope to see you there! https://www.berkshireoperafestival.org/don-giovanni


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BIDWELL HOUSE HOSTS LECTURE
Monterey, 11 a.m.
Bidwell House will be hosting its last History Talk of the 2022 season with Michael Baick called Three More Unredeemed Captives: Escaping Slavery in 18th Century Western Massachusetts at the Bidwell House Museum and via Zoom   Tickets are $10 for members in-Person and $15 for in-person non-members. On Zoom tickets are free for members or $10 for non-members.  
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BEAT YA FEET DANCE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP
Becket, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Beat Ya Feet Dance Movement Workshop Sunday, Aug. 21, 10-11:30am Open to all ages. Family-friendly. No experience needed.   Experience the history, music (Go-Go music), and style of Beat Ya Feet with Washington D.C.’s Beat Ya Feet Academy. This rhythmic, footwork-focused workshop is designed for all ages and experience levels. Discover how this style engages, educates, and empowers through the percussive beat of go-go music, culture, and call and response elements.   Learn more and register here: https://www.jacobspillow.org/events/workshops-with-festival-artists/   All participants must agree to the observance of our Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocols. www.jacobspillow.org/health-and-safety   Questions? Email community@jacobspillow.org or call 413.243.9919 x166.    
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MUSIC IN THE PARK
Windsor, 4 p.m.

(WASHINGTON, Mass.) - The Friends of the Washington Town Park are happy to welcome local artist KRISHNA GUTHRIE to perform on Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. under the iconic town gazebo. Guthrie will perform as part of a free concert series sponsored by grants from the Washington, Becket and Hinsdale Cultural Councils. While Krishna Guthrie incorporates elements of his lineage, from the folk roots of his great-grandfather, Woody to the masterful storytelling of his grandfather Arlo, he has a sound all his own. Carving out his own path, incorporating rock, blues and modern influences, Krishna Guthrie has built a great following for his original sound. The community is invited to join in this free family-friendly outdoor fun. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets are welcome. New this year, the Friends of the Town Park are offering a free fairy garden activity for kids of all ages.


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MUSIC IN THE PARK
Windsor, 4 p.m.

The Friends of the Washington Town Park are happy to welcome local artist KRISHNA GUTHRIE to perform on Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. under the iconic town gazebo. Guthrie will perform as part of a free concert series sponsored by grants from the Washington, Becket and Hinsdale Cultural Councils. While Krishna Guthrie incorporates elements of his lineage, from the folk roots of his great-grandfather, Woody to the masterful storytelling of his grandfather Arlo, he has a sound all his own. Carving out his own path, incorporating rock, blues and modern influences, Krishna Guthrie has built a great following for his original sound. The community is invited to join in this free family-friendly outdoor fun. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets are welcome. New this year, the Friends of the Town Park are offering a free fairy garden activity for kids of all ages.


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MUSIC IN THE PARK
Windsor, 4 p.m.

The Friends of the Washington Town Park are happy to welcome local artist MISTY BLUES to perform on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. under the iconic town gazebo. Misty Blues will perform as part of a free concert series sponsored by grants from the Washington, Becket and Hinsdale Cultural Councils. Misty Blues is a Berkshire County based group that has been on the music scene since 1999 and is regularly performing at home and throughout New England. Concert goers can anticipate original and traditional Blues sounds, as well as Blues Infused Jazz, Folk, Funk and Tent Revival Gospel. The community is invited to join in this free family-friendly outdoor fun. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets are welcome. New this year, the Friends of the Town Park are offering a free fairy garden activity for kids of all ages.


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DEWEY HALL ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Sheffield, 6 to 8 pm

Dewey Hall invites South Berkshire neighbors, new and old, to join us for a free meet and greet ice cream social with live music, lawn games, a coloring table, and door prizes. The event is free and open to all, a chance to celebrate community and meet new friends.

The first 50 households to arrive will receive a bucket filled with treasures from Sheffield and Berkshire businesses. High Lawn Farm ice cream will be available for free as long as it lasts. Live music by the Michael Junkins Jazz Duo. Jean Emberlin will be honored at this event for her extraordinary service to Dewey Hall. Rain will move this event inside the hall, please have masks available in case they are needed.

Website: https://www.deweyhall.org/dewey-hall-calendar/2022/8/30/ice-cream-social-welcoming-neighbors-new-and-old

Facebook: https://fb.me/e/21ipVOSyb


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PAT METHENY SIDE-EYE
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
Location: Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (14 Castle St., Great Barrington, MA 01230) Cost: $25 - $60. It is one thing to attain popularity as a musician, but it is another to receive the kind of acclaim Pat Metheny has garnered from critics and peers. He continues to be one of the brightest stars of the jazz community, dedicating time to both his own projects and those of emerging artists and established veterans alike, helping them to reach their audience as well as realizing their own artistic visions. Call the box office at 413-528-0100 or visit mahaiwe.org for more info.
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ENCANTO (2021, EN ESPAñOL)
Great Barrington, 7:30pm

Español: GRATIS, se requiere reservación. Reserva online o en taquilla, de martes a sábado, de 12pm a 4pm, 413-528-0100.  Aviso: este evento se llevará a cabo afuera en el parque del Town Hall frente al Mahaiwe. Recomendamos traer sillas y mantas. En caso de lluvia: viernes 9 de septiembre a las 7:30pm.

English: FREE, Reservations required. Reserve online or via the Box Office, Tuesday through Saturday, from 12pm to 4pm, 413-528-0100. This event will be held outside at the Town Hall park across from the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. We recommend bringing chairs and blankets. Rain date: Friday, September 9 at 7:30pm.

 


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LONDON’S NATIONAL THEATRE IN HD: STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
Location: Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (14 Castle St., Great Barrington, MA 01230) Cost: $17 / $10 ages 21 and under. Ralph Fiennes (Antony & Cleopatra) leads the cast in David Hare’s (Skylight) blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever. Call the box office at 413-528-0100 or visit mahaiwe.org for more info.
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MAHAIWE TO SCREEN 'STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY'
Great Barrington, 7 pm

The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center has added three HD broadcasts from London’s National Theatre to its year-round schedule. Tickets can be purchased at mahaiwe.org or by calling 413-528-0100 during Box Office hours, Wednesday through Saturday, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.


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CHILDREN'S ATTIC CONSIGNMENT SALE
Great Barrington

After a three-year hiatus, the Children’s Attic Consignment Sale returns Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11, and sellers are invited to sign up now to participate.  

In addition to seeking consignment sellers, CHP is also seeking volunteers to help with the event. Volunteers are eligible for a special early-bird pre-sale, Friday, Sept. 9, 5-7 p.m. 

 


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SIP, SALSA & SAMBA: LITNET'S ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CELEBRATION
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate the Literacy Network of South Berkshire at our annual fundraiser at Crissey Farm in Great Barrington on Saturday, September 17. Enjoy authentic Latin cuisine (food trucks!), participate in a Latin dance lesson with a dance instructor, and dance the night away to the sounds of DJ Miguel. See litnetsb.org/events for events details, to sponsor, or to purchase tickets.


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JACK ABSOLUTE FLIES AGAIN
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.

Location: Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (14 Castle St., Great Barrington, MA 01230) Cost: $17 / $10 ages 21 and under. A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night). After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms. Emily Burns directs this spectacularly entertaining new version of Sheridan’s The Rivals. Featuring a cast including Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson and Kelvin Fletcher. Call the box office at 413-528-0100 or visit mahaiwe.org for more info.


 


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COREY ZINK AND COMPANY
Great Barrington, 4 p.m.

FREE: Berkshire native Corey Zink and his Tennessee-based classic country band will perform a free concert for the community at the gazebo behind Town Hall, across the street from the Mahaiwe. Bring lawn chairs and blankets! Call the box office at 413-528-0100 or visit mahaiwe.org for more info.


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I'M NOT A COMEDIAN... I'M LENNY BRUCE
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.

Critically-acclaimed actor Ronnie Marmo, with the blessings of Kitty Bruce (daughter of the late Lenny Bruce), along with the Lenny Bruce Foundation, present I’m Not a Comedian… I’m Lenny Bruce, directed by Joe Mantegna. Location: Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (14 Castle St., Great Barrington, MA 01230) Cost: $25 - $60. I’m Not a Comedian… I’m Lenny Bruce chronicles the life and death of the most controversial comedian and undisputed legend of all time…Lenny Bruce. His personal pain, sharply funny social commentary and completely original, freestyle comedy left a lasting impact on today’s poetry, politics, music, film – and of course – comedy. Lauded by fans and former friends of Bruce, Marmo’s crowd-shocking portrayal brings the notorious funnyman to life with all the electrifying, insightful and comedic brilliance as the one and only Lenny Bruce himself. (Explicit language, mature content, and brief non-sexual nudity.) Call the box office at 413-528-0100 or visit mahaiwe.org for more info.


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I'M NOT A COMEDIAN... I'M LENNY BRUCE
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.

Location: Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (14 Castle St., Great Barrington, MA 01230) Cost: $25 - $60. Critically-acclaimed actor Ronnie Marmo, with the blessings of Kitty Bruce (daughter of the late Lenny Bruce), along with the Lenny Bruce Foundation, present I’m Not a Comedian… I’m Lenny Bruce, directed by Joe Mantegna. I’m Not a Comedian… I’m Lenny Bruce chronicles the life and death of the most controversial comedian and undisputed legend of all time…Lenny Bruce. His personal pain, sharply funny social commentary and completely original, freestyle comedy left a lasting impact on today’s poetry, politics, music, film – and of course – comedy. Lauded by fans and former friends of Bruce, Marmo’s crowd-shocking portrayal brings the notorious funnyman to life with all the electrifying, insightful and comedic brilliance as the one and only Lenny Bruce himself. (Explicit language, mature content, and brief non-sexual nudity.) Call the box office at 413-528-0100 or visit mahaiwe.org for more info.


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SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS AND THE DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
Location: Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (14 Castle St., Great Barrington, MA 01230) Cost: $51 - $81. Squirrel Nut Zippers & Dirty Dozen Brass Band Reunite for The Southern Remedies Tour 2022/2023. New Orleans’ most celebrated modern brass band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, pairs up with the Squirrel Nut Zippers and their multi-platinum blend of 1930s era jazz, swing and folk. For these two groups, breaking molds and charting a new musical course is what helped each attain the highest level of success. The performances by these two critically acclaimed bands make for a delightfully eclectic and entertaining evening, with two sets plus collaboration.  Call the box office at 413-528-0100 or visit mahaiwe.org for more info.
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STRINGS ATTACHED WITH JOHN PIZZARELLI & JESSICA MOLASKEY
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
Location: Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (14 Castle St., Great Barrington, MA 01230) Cost: $44 - $94. An intimate evening of standards performed by a “Django-esque”-group of two guitars, violin, bass and of course, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey. Travel back to the days of the Hot Club of France and Reinhardt and Grappelli. A totally new show not to be missed!   Call the box office at 413-528-0100 or visit mahaiwe.org for more info.
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