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Songwriting Workshops with Bernice Lewis

The Store at Five Corners 4 New Ashford Rd, Willliamstown, MA, United States

Songwriting Workshop with Bernice Lewis Two Workshops - January 4th & 18th. Attend Either or Both. Open to songwriters and players at all levels. Free and open to all. Learn more about song structure and performance technique. Present songs for feedback, or just come to listen. No experience necessary. Sponsored by the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire and the Mass Cultural Council For more information email [email protected]

Free

Live Comedy at Bounti-Fare Restaurant in Adams, MA!

Bounti-Fare Restaurant & Catering 200 Howland Avenue, Adams, MA, United States

Amazing stand-up comedy returns with headliner Erin Harkes, feature act Bill Lake, and host Charlie Nadler!***If you'd like to eat dinner, please make a reservation for earlier in the night with the restaurant at 413-743-0193***Drinks available at the restaurant bar before and during show.ABOUT THE COMEDIANSErin Harkes (headliner), after years of being told she was funny on and off stage, in 2012 decided to try her hand at standup comedy. Having found great comfort in front of an audience she was able to make this transition smoothly. In a very short amount of time she achieved much local success and

BAAMS’ Presents LIVE at Studio 9: BOULGER BLAKE BOENTE & LEWIS

Studio9 at Porches 18 Veazie Street, North Adams, MA, United States

Kick off BAAMS LIVE at Studio 9 Series feat. RICHARD BOULGER, ALEX BLAKE, DARIO BOENTE, AND TONY LEWIS — original Jazz, Funk, World Music! We're delighted to be kicking off the first concert of this 2024 Monthly Series BAAMS PRESENTS: LIVE AT Studio 9 at the Porches' Inn. Join us for a special evening of music , a benefit performance for BAAMS — the Berkshires' Academy for Advanced Musical Studies — featuring Richard Boulger, trumpet and flugelhorn, Alex Blake, bass, Dario Boente, piano and keyboards, and Tony Lewis, drums and percussion. BAAMS' Founder and Executive Director Richard Boulger is a

Traditional Music Jam at the Store at Five Corners

The Store at Five Corners 4 New Ashford Rd, Willliamstown, MA, United States

Bring your acoustic instruments and join in, or just bring your ears. Traditional tunes jam including Jigs, Reels, Waltzes, Rags and more ! All skill levels welcome. Fiddles, Mandolins, Bodhrans, Guitars, Banjos, Ukuleles, Harmonicas, whistles and any other instruments ARE welcome.

Free

Confessions of a Yiddish Writer: The Life and Work of Chava Rosenfarb

Yiddish Book Center 1021 West St., Amherst, MA, United States

In this new online course, participants will learn about Chava Rosenfarb, a major Yiddish novelist, essayist, and short story writer, who was one of the few writers to compose fiction about the Holocaust in Yiddish. A survivor of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belson, her works remain essential reading on World War II-era and postwar Jewish life. This course is taught by Seb Schulman, director of special projects and partnerships at the Yiddish Book Center, and Rosenfarb’s daugther and translator, Goldie Morgentaler, and will delve into Rosenfarb’s work while considering questions of translation, literary portrayal of genocide and atrocity, and the challenges of

$75 – $100

Confessions of a Yiddish Writer: The Life and Work of Chava Rosenfarb

Yiddish Book Center 1021 West St., Amherst, MA, United States

In this new online course, participants will learn about Chava Rosenfarb, a major Yiddish novelist, essayist, and short story writer, who was one of the few writers to compose fiction about the Holocaust in Yiddish. A survivor of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belson, her works remain essential reading on World War II-era and postwar Jewish life. This course is taught by Seb Schulman, director of special projects and partnerships at the Yiddish Book Center, and Rosenfarb’s daugther and translator, Goldie Morgentaler, and will delve into Rosenfarb’s work while considering questions of translation, literary portrayal of genocide and atrocity, and the challenges of

$75 – $100

Comedy On Tap at Bright Ideas Brewing in North Adams, MA!

Bright Ideas Brewing 111 Mass Moca Way, North Adams, MA, United States

Stand-up comedy returns with headliner Sammy Anzer, feature act Robyn Jaffe, and host Charlie Nadler!ABOUT THE COMEDIANSSammy Anzer (headliner): A runway model for Fashion Week, holder of a master’s in education, interviewed by ZIWE, the star of Chipotle’s Internal training videos, the creator of the web series that brings comedians to Art Museums, “Comedians Talk Art”—who is this man, Sammy Anzer?Some enjoy Sammy for his Queens, NY affect, and slick, playful approach to difficult topics. Some like him for his resemblance to Daniel Riccardo. Some remember him as the cleanest comedian at Skankfest or as “Church Camp Drake” on Kevin

Affairs of the Heart: Stand-Up Comedy and Storytelling Workshop

Participants will learn the basics of writing and performing a short comedy set or humorous story for the stage. Broken up, newly in love, happily divorced, still sharing a Netflix account with your ex- all are welcome at this workshop with award winning comedian Mina Hartong ( Joe’s Pub, Olivia Travel, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab). Participants will write a short stand up set or story to share on stage at our student showcase Sunday, February 11th at 1PM. We will learn flow, exposition, audience interaction and joke structure to share the humorous parts of love life challenges. No experience necessary, intergenerational

Close Encounters With Music presents: The Art of the String Quartet – The Avalon

Saint James Place Saint James Place, Great Barrington, MA, United States

The notable Avalon String Quartet returns with another Berkshire premiere, “For Such a Time as This,” a retelling of the biblical Esther story for string quartet and vocalist, from a feminist perspective. Composer Stacy Garrop’s (recent commissions from the Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Louisiana symphony orchestras) intent is to remind us “we each possess agency to make changes happen in our lives, to act upon injustices, and leave the world a better place.” Mendelssohn’s Quartet No. 2 pulsates with young love before landing in fairyland with a shimmering scherzo right out of Midsummer Night’s Dream. Puccini’s verismo-style “Chrysanthemums,” a seldom-performed gem,

$52

Magic: the Gathering Commander Constructed

Magic: the Gathering Commander Constructed$5 EntryOpen Play - play as many games as you want, with whomever you want.https://www.facebook.com/events/331715503000768/?event_time_id=331715526334099