Events

May
7
Thu
Ruth P. Boraski Celebration Evening @ Colonial Theatre
May 7 @ 6:00 PM

Ruth P. Boraski Celebration Evening
25th Annual Event Acknowledging Excellence

Presenting the “She Knows Where She’s Going Award” to Ellen Kennedy, President of BCC and awarding college scholarships to 8 deserving girls.

Proceeds from this event support Girls Inc. of the Berkshires, core program of the Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center.

For tickets and additional info, call Bethany Kirchmann, Development Director of the Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center at 413-442-5174 ext. 12.

May
8
Fri
Bird Walks at Canoe Meadows @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 8 @ 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and past President of Hoffmann Bird Club

Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.  Spring and Fall are the seasons to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers. Walk past wetlands and meadows and through woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Preregistration is not required.Bring binoculars, beginners welcome .Instructions and Directions:  Beginners welcome. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. Registration not required.

WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 2-4) @ Berkshire Museum
May 8 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Little ones can explore the Aquarium and three Museum galleries! Each week features songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Check our Facebook Page or weekly e-news for each week’s theme. This program is geared towards children 18 months to 3 years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome!

 

WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 2-4)| Fridays | 11 – 11:30 am | Berkshire Museum | 39 South St | (413) 443-7171 | Free with Museum Admission

May
9
Sat
Chow Time @ Berkshire Museum
May 9 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Join our staff in the aquarium for an interactive look at what it takes to feed some of Berkshire Museum’s most interesting residents. With your help we’ll prepare some heaping salads for some of our largest reptiles as we discuss what the aquarium animals eat here in the museum and what they would find in the wild. Once all the food is prepared, watch as aquarium staff goes behind the scenes to feed the reptiles and fish. See the seahorses suck up tiny shrimp and watch as the tortoises devour the salads you helped make just minutes before. In between feedings we’ll talk more about each species and what they’re eating, as well as answer many questions you might have, like what exactly is a skink and why is it eating a monkey biscuit!

 

Chow Time | Saturdays | 12:30 – 1 pm | Berkshire Museum | 39 South St | (413) 443-7171 | Included in museum admission

May
14
Thu
Butler @ St. Germain Stage
May 14 @ 7:30 PM – Jun 13 @ 9:00 PM

Tues-Sat at 7:30pm; Sat at 4pm (excluding 5/16); Sun at 3pm. Thursday matinees on 6/4 and 6/11 at 4pm

 

By Richard Strand
Directed by Joseph Discher

New England Premiere

Based on actual events that changed the lives of over 10,000 slaves, Butler is the recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award. The comedy, set at the beginning of the Civil War, follows Benjamin Butler, a successful Massachusetts lawyer, who has just been promoted to Major General and given command of Fort Monroe in Virginia. The inexperienced but shrewd Butler soon finds himself in the middle of an explosive situation, exacerbated by an equally shrewd runaway slave.

“It’s part comedy, part historical drama and part biography, often all at once, and sometimes none of those…Just call it splendid… exceedingly enjoyable production… In short, it’s a hoot… these men use wordplay that is by turns sarcastic, droll and witty” –The New York Times

“an excellent and engrossing play laced with humor” –CurtainUp

 “a fascinating and entertaining historical play… a very significant piece of theater, a timeless exploration of social conscience and individual responsibility.” –BroadwayWorld

 

May
15
Fri
Bird Walks at Canoe Meadows @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 15 @ 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and past President of Hoffmann Bird Club

Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.  Spring and Fall are the seasons to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers. Walk past wetlands and meadows and through woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Preregistration is not required.Bring binoculars, beginners welcome .Instructions and Directions:  Beginners welcome. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. Registration not required.

WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 2-4) @ Berkshire Museum
May 15 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Little ones can explore the Aquarium and three Museum galleries! Each week features songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Check our Facebook Page or weekly e-news for each week’s theme. This program is geared towards children 18 months to 3 years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome!

 

WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 2-4)| Fridays | 11 – 11:30 am | Berkshire Museum | 39 South St | (413) 443-7171 | Free with Museum Admission

The Kingston Trio @ Colonial Theatre
May 15 @ 7:00 PM

In 1957 The Kingston Trio emerged from San Francisco’s North Beach club scene to take the country by storm, bringing the rich tradition of American folk music into the mainstream for the first time. During the late ’50s and early ’60s, The Kingston Trio was the number one vocal group in the world—musical and cultural phenomenon’s whose record sales and concert draws were matched only by The Beatles. Through changing times, the Trio has played on, remaining popular for a simple reason—great songs that sound as good today as the first time you heard them. Almost fifty years after “Tom Dooley” shot to the top of the charts, the Trio is still on the road thirty weeks each year, bringing back all the great memories and making new ones.

May
16
Sat
Chow Time @ Berkshire Museum
May 16 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Join our staff in the aquarium for an interactive look at what it takes to feed some of Berkshire Museum’s most interesting residents. With your help we’ll prepare some heaping salads for some of our largest reptiles as we discuss what the aquarium animals eat here in the museum and what they would find in the wild. Once all the food is prepared, watch as aquarium staff goes behind the scenes to feed the reptiles and fish. See the seahorses suck up tiny shrimp and watch as the tortoises devour the salads you helped make just minutes before. In between feedings we’ll talk more about each species and what they’re eating, as well as answer many questions you might have, like what exactly is a skink and why is it eating a monkey biscuit!

 

Chow Time | Saturdays | 12:30 – 1 pm | Berkshire Museum | 39 South St | (413) 443-7171 | Included in museum admission

May
22
Fri
Bird Walks at Canoe Meadows @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 22 @ 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and past President of Hoffmann Bird Club

Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.  Spring and Fall are the seasons to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers. Walk past wetlands and meadows and through woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Preregistration is not required.Bring binoculars, beginners welcome .Instructions and Directions:  Beginners welcome. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. Registration not required.

WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 2-4) @ Berkshire Museum
May 22 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Little ones can explore the Aquarium and three Museum galleries! Each week features songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Check our Facebook Page or weekly e-news for each week’s theme. This program is geared towards children 18 months to 3 years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome!

 

WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 2-4)| Fridays | 11 – 11:30 am | Berkshire Museum | 39 South St | (413) 443-7171 | Free with Museum Admission

Masha’s Seagull @ The Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge
May 22 @ 5:00 PM – May 24 @ 2:00 PM

Friday, May 22 at 7pm
Saturday, May 23 at 2pm and 7pm (Opening Night)
Sunday, May 24 at 2pm

Inspired by incomparable dramatist Anton Chekhov’s The SeagullJustin Scheuer, Artistic Director of The Classical Edge Theatre, explores new territory in, Masha’s Seagull. Directed by BTG artist Eric Hill, this production takes on Chekhov’s classic work, and examines a minor, yet intriguing, character in the original story, Masha, played by Virginia Scheuer. This insightful production premiered at The Classical Edge Theatre last fall.

based on Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull
written by Justin Scheuer
directed by Eric Hill
featuring Virginia Scheuer
at The Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge
The Larry Vaber Stage
Performances: Friday, May 22 through Sunday, May 24
Tickets: $25

May
23
Sat
Chow Time @ Berkshire Museum
May 23 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Join our staff in the aquarium for an interactive look at what it takes to feed some of Berkshire Museum’s most interesting residents. With your help we’ll prepare some heaping salads for some of our largest reptiles as we discuss what the aquarium animals eat here in the museum and what they would find in the wild. Once all the food is prepared, watch as aquarium staff goes behind the scenes to feed the reptiles and fish. See the seahorses suck up tiny shrimp and watch as the tortoises devour the salads you helped make just minutes before. In between feedings we’ll talk more about each species and what they’re eating, as well as answer many questions you might have, like what exactly is a skink and why is it eating a monkey biscuit!

 

Chow Time | Saturdays | 12:30 – 1 pm | Berkshire Museum | 39 South St | (413) 443-7171 | Included in museum admission

The Interlopers @ at The Garage
May 23 @ 7:00 PM

Drawing upon the uplifting sounds of classic R&B/Soul as well as ’70s era rock and pop music, The Interlopers create a unique and fresh approach to feel-good music style all their own. Comprised of Berklee College of Music standouts, The Interlopers are sure to inspire listeners of all ages to jump to their feet, smile from ear to ear and dance with a joyful ferocity. The band: Lead Vocalist and Drummer, Curtis Kelley; Guitarist, Nicholas Veinoglou; Keyboardist and Vocalist, Myles Sweeney; Bassist and Vocalist,Nick Frenay; Trumpet Player Ariel Shrum and Saxophonist Kyle Champeon.

The 10th Annual Richie duPont Award
at The Garage
Saturday, May 23 at 7pm
Tickets:
In Advance, Adults: $15, Under 18: $10
Day of Show, Adults $20, Under 18:$15

May
28
Thu
America @ Colonial Theatre
May 28 @ 7:30 PM

The year 2010 marked the 40th Anniversary of Grammy Award-winners, America. In the late ’60s, the band harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song, “A Horse With No Name.” An impressive string of hits followed, including: “I Need You,” “Ventura Highway,” “Don’t Cross The River,” “Tin Man,” “Lonely People,” and “Sister Golden Hair.” Fans were hooked on the wild combination of Gerry Beckley’s melodic pop-rock, Dewey Bunnell’s use of folk-jazz elements, and Dan Peek’s traditional country-rock leanings and highly personal lyrics. Four decades later, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell are still making music together, touring the world and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound.

May
29
Fri
Bird Walks at Canoe Meadows @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 29 @ 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and past President of Hoffmann Bird Club

Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.  Spring and Fall are the seasons to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers. Walk past wetlands and meadows and through woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Preregistration is not required.Bring binoculars, beginners welcome .Instructions and Directions:  Beginners welcome. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. Registration not required.

WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 2-4) @ Berkshire Museum
May 29 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Little ones can explore the Aquarium and three Museum galleries! Each week features songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Check our Facebook Page or weekly e-news for each week’s theme. This program is geared towards children 18 months to 3 years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome!

 

WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 2-4)| Fridays | 11 – 11:30 am | Berkshire Museum | 39 South St | (413) 443-7171 | Free with Museum Admission

May
30
Sat
Chow Time @ Berkshire Museum
May 30 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Join our staff in the aquarium for an interactive look at what it takes to feed some of Berkshire Museum’s most interesting residents. With your help we’ll prepare some heaping salads for some of our largest reptiles as we discuss what the aquarium animals eat here in the museum and what they would find in the wild. Once all the food is prepared, watch as aquarium staff goes behind the scenes to feed the reptiles and fish. See the seahorses suck up tiny shrimp and watch as the tortoises devour the salads you helped make just minutes before. In between feedings we’ll talk more about each species and what they’re eating, as well as answer many questions you might have, like what exactly is a skink and why is it eating a monkey biscuit!

 

Chow Time | Saturdays | 12:30 – 1 pm | Berkshire Museum | 39 South St | (413) 443-7171 | Included in museum admission

May
31
Sun
Berkshire Lyric’s “Masterworks Concert: A Grand Opera Spectacular” @ Colonial Theatre
May 31 @ 3:00 PM

The 100 voice Berkshire Lyric Chorus will be joined by a quartet of internationally renowned singers, all with Berkshire connections: soprano Maureen O’Flynn, mezzo-soprano Marjorie Dix, tenor John Bellemer and bass John Cheek. They will present solos, ensembles and choruses form Verdi, Mozart, Bizet, Wagner and other great composers of opera. This is Berkshire Lyric’s annual Masterworks Concert which they have presented the last few years at Tanglewood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall. Their first concert at the Colonial celebrates their roots in 1963 as a presenter of opera and musical theatre. The concert will be conducted by Lyric’s Artistic Director Jack Brown and accompanied by Joe Rose.

Jun
5
Fri
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 2-4) @ Berkshire Museum
Jun 5 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Little ones can explore the Aquarium and three Museum galleries! Each week features songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Check our Facebook Page or weekly e-news for each week’s theme. This program is geared towards children 18 months to 3 years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome!

 

WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 2-4)| Fridays | 11 – 11:30 am | Berkshire Museum | 39 South St | (413) 443-7171 | Free with Museum Admission