The city in the hills is at play. The annual 10×10 Festival is in town, and you can watch a new play or dance to Afro-Cuban rhythms, try a new microbrew or listen to jazz, or walk in the winter sun ...READ ARTICLE
Local news reimagined
You want to know what to do this weekend in the Berkshires. You want to find places only the local people know. You want to meet people who feel the same way? Come out and explore …
We live in a rare place in Western Massachusetts. We have minds at work out here in the country, and minds at play too. I live and write here. I’m a local journalist, so I get to walk behind the scenes and talk with people about what they love. We all want connection — we want to laugh, share ideas, dance barefoot and listen to music on a mountain at night … Let’s go see what we can find.
On a sunlit afternoon, I walked into the labyrinth of Eluding Capture, the newest exhibit at Mass MoCA, where Gulnur Mukazhanova, a Berlin-based artist, is telling stories in traditions of cloth from her native Kazakhstan …READ ARTICLE
Want to know what’s happening in town this weekend? From North Adams to Lenox, we’re seeing a new energy in the Berkshires. Wherever we are in the pandemic now, locals are adapting and new voices are coming in. If you’re looking for nightlife or a good cup of coffee, a vintage t-shirt or an artisan fair … take a look through our Berkshire towns.
The town names above also become links to their town pages — two to three of themGO DOWNTOWN
Theater and music
We have singer-songwriters, folk and bluegrass legends, emerging composers and Yo-yo Ma … sometimes all of them together. We’re known around the world for the people who come here to play, and they can be global travelers or as local and familiar as the farmer’s market on the corner. Or both. And we can dance to the beat.FIND ART • MUSIC • THEATER
Berkshire stages are stirring with life, as WAM welcomes a new artistic director and Williamstown Theatre announces two new leadership roles ... and asks searching questions.READ ARTICLE
If a theater community were as diverse and representative as humankind, what work could theater makers create today? Williamstown Theater Festival has opened a conversation …READ ARTICLE
We have ways of moving in and out of each other’s spaces, a friend tells me. We’re driving back roads through the hilltowns in the dusk, and we’re talking about how people in this country live together.READ ARTICLE