Weekly arts, community and holiday events in the Berkshires
Thursday Dec. 5 ART MCLA Gallery 51 Annual holiday show, ‘99 Sense,' artwork in a range of styles and media from Full Story
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Static to perform final gig at Pittsfield's The GEAA
PITTSFIELD - For the past seven years, Berkshire County cover and party band Static has been the group never to shy away from test-driving a hot dance tune, whatever the genre.Full Story
Sealed in silver: Michael Dunn brings metalwork to Williamstown Holiday Craft Fair
12/05/2013 03:49 PM EST
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Michael Dunn's career spans 40 years, but he can sum it up in five words: "I like to make things." Full Story
Alison Larkin and Edith Wharton celebrate 200 years of ‘Pride and Prejudice'
12/05/2013 03:46 PM EST - LENOX -- Elizabeth Bennett is a friend sharing a silent joke, looking at you straight-faced until you dissolve into helpless giggles. Full Story
On the Bridge: Jason Verchot finds strength, kindness in being out in the Berkshires
12/05/2013 06:48 AM EST -
It's never easy growing up feeling different. For many lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) teens, in addition to feeling different, they often feel disaffected and detached. Pittsfield native Jason Verchot remembers feeling the same as a youth.Full Story
Berkshire holiday fairs and community events on Sunday, Dec. 8
12/06/2013 12:27 PM EST - Holiday events in plenty this weekend ... Full Story
Berkshire holiday downtown events for Saturday, Dec. 7
12/06/2013 12:10 PM EST - Berkshire towns are overflowing with events this weekend! Full Story
Berkshire holiday art and craft fairs for Saturday, Dec. 7
12/06/2013 12:12 PM EST - Art and craft fairs fill the county north to south this weekend. Full Story
Berkshire Museum's Festival of Trees embraces past, present and future
12/05/2013 04:57 PM EST - PITTSFIELD - It's November of 1903.
Toy pistols fire real blank cartridges. Trolley cars run up the main streets, and trains connect Pittsfield with most of the county and with New York City.
The Pittsfield Symphony Orchestra opens its season at the Colonial Theater. President Theodore Roosevelt grapples with tensions in Panema. Factory workers strike in Chicago. In the Berkshires, the markets have ordered English walnuts, lemons and oranges for the holiday season - but they have a shortage of turkeys.
The toy shops are unpacking boxes of wind-up performing animals: squealing pigs, monkeys turning somersaults, a donkey with a clown that runs around a track, a mule that drinks from a trough, a bird singing in a cage.
And just south of the downtown, Xenas Crane has opened a museum to house his collection.
This year, the Berkshire Museum celebrates its 110th anniversary, and in the 29th annual Festival of Trees, the museum will look back to the last century - and forward to the next.Full Story
Nightlife and entertainment at small venues in the Berkshire Region
12/05/2013 01:49 AM EST - Nightlife in the Berkshires and beyond Full Story
Kate Abbott: Berkshire holidays Downtown where the lights glow
12/05/2013 06:48 AM EST -
Knitted squid, anyone? You might find one here. Look around the room. A fiddler is playing Bring the Torch Jeanette Isabella, and beside that sweep of red silk a silver man is dancing underneath a silver tree. A woman in a woolen sweater is talking about her favorite place to photograph wood ducks.Full Story
By the way: Thanksgiving without our beloved 'Tante'
11/29/2013 02:04 PM EST - I have just put the walnut pie into the oven. On any other year, it would have baked in my grandmother's kitchen, with pumpkin and apple and mince. This is the first time I have made it myself. Full Story
In their field: Raven and Boar farm plans from pig to sausage
11/21/2013 12:10 AM EST - EAST CHATHAM, N.Y. -- If you like a good local meal -- of if you ve ever dined at Gramercy Tavern in New York City -- you may have eaten meat from Full Story
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Study suggests fear can be passed on through genes
A newborn mouse pup, seemingly innocent to the workings of the world, may actually harbor generations' worth of information passed down by its ancestors. Full Story
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3 fabulous holiday party plans to wow your guests
It's holiday party season, and you're looking to dazzle your guests without breaking the bank -- or your back. Whether you're envisioning a family holiday movie night with gourmet popcorn and handmade candy bars, a midweek cocktail party for busy couples, or a luxurious dinner inspired by "The Twelve Days of Christmas," you'll find just what you're looking for in our holiday party guide. Full Story
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Ohio auction features items from Nancy Drew author
Typewriters and a desk from the home of an author who brought a young sleuth named Nancy Drew to life are going up for auction. Full Story