Things to do in the Berkshires


art direction

Art director Carl Sprague, concept illustrator for the newly released film "The Grand Budapest Hotel," and collaborator on two other Wes Anderson films, will be on hand tonight at 7 for a special screening of Anderson’s "The Royal Tenenbaums" (rated R) at Berkshire Museum’s Little Cinema in Pittsfield.

"The Royal Tenenbaums" is a fractured fairytale about a dysfunctional family of former child prodigies who, upon hearing that their father has a terminal illness, return to their fantastical family home.

After the film screening, Sprague, a Berkshire resident, will give a slideshow presentation about his work on the above films, "Moonrise Kingdom" as well as several of his other projects, including his role as set designer for the Oscar-winning film "12 Years a Slave."

Tickets are $10 general admission; $5 for museum members. For more information, visit or call (413) 443-7171. classic flick

"Funny Girl," the 1968 classic film featuring Barbara Streisand and Omar Sharif, will return to the silver screen at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington Tickets are $7 general admission.

The plot: "Backstage in her dressing room at the New Amsterdam Theatre, where she is a reigning Ziegfeld star, Fanny Brice sits thoughtfully at her dressing table. Tonight Fanny’s mind is on something more important than the show. Her husband, Nick Arnstein, will be coming home after serving a prison sentence. Now she must make a decision about their future."

live music

After a bit of a hiatus, 8 one 9, the Upstate New York rock band, returns to Bogies Steak & Ale at 10 p.m. Saturday in Great Barrington. This group’s repertoire includes modern and classic rock, a few country tunes and originals. Preview the group at or on Facebook.

And if you happen to be in the city of Pittsfield this Saturday, the full Misty Blues band will rock J. Allen’s Clubhouse Grille starting at 8 p.m.

house concert

In North Adams starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, Williamstown native Ben Jaffe and his bandmate Suzanne Santo, aka Americana roots-rock outfit honeyhoney, plays at the Elks Lodge on Eagle Street with alt-gospel-country-blues singer Caroline Rose. Tickets to this Billsville House Concerts production are $15 for adults and $10 for students, and are available online at

puppet show

This Monday at 7:30 p.m., MCLA Presents! will host "The Pigeoning," as part of its ongoing inaugural Puppet Fest, at Gallery 107 on Main Street in North Adams.

Tickets are $10 general admission; $8 for MCLA alumni; $5 for MCLA faculty, staff and non-MCLA students; free for MCLA students and MCLA Presents! members. Reserve tickets by calling (413) 662-5204. For more details, visit


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