Monthly Archives: November 2016

Week ahead Berkshire calendar Nov. 28 to Dec. 5

Welcome to the busiest weekend of the holiday season — a sweep of art and craft festivals, downtown celebrations from Williamstown to Lenox to Stockbridge, luminaries, carolers and concerts. In the photo above, spectators line Spring Street for the annual Reindog Parade. (Photo courtesy of Williamstown Holiday Walk.) For holiday events all month and through…

Afro-Cuban rhythm at WCMA

The beat danced. One rhythm played with another, high over low, rolling, swinging, pattering and leaping. Four Afro-Cuban musicians with international stature came together on a fall afternoon at the Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown. They played smooth, spare wooden sculptures — held them, sat on them and ran their hands over them like…

Week ahead Nov. 21 to 27

Happy Thanksgiving on this snowy afternoon! The holiday weekend is coming in with music and celebrations of community, from The Last Waltz, a communal re-creation of The Band’s classic concert, at the Colonial Theatre to downtown festivals on Small Business Saturday — and warm-hearted art shows. In the photo above, Muriel Angelil’s ‘Arab Women Bonding’ appears…

Week ahead Nov. 14 to 20

Magnetic Fields celebrates 50 years of music, astronomers look at the stars from Notchview, dozens of students come together over Shakespeare, and conversations expand on international relations, food sustainability and a century of art. This week offers some perspective in time and space. In the photo above, The Zambezi Marimba Band, Kusika’s African dancers, CoDa contemporary…

Clark opens Manton Center

She stands in profile with one arm lifted, pointing toward his forehead, and he closes his eyes against the light. These are not the well-known poker faces of daguerrotypes. Their expressions are fluent, feeling, and the light touches their skin like the glow in a pre-Raphaelite painting. They look alive. Julia Margaret Cameron’s portraits surprised her…