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The Cultural Scene PERFORMING ARTS Aston Magna Music Festival Performances of & education about early music. 323 Main St. Great Barrington

The Lion’s Den Lower-level venue in the Red Lion Inn, presenting folk performers in an intimate setting. 30 Main St. Stockbridge

Barrington Stage Professional 3-season theatre company with two stages, originates productions that go to NYC. 30 Union St. Pittsfield

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Beautiful & beloved historic theatre presenting music, dance & theater performances, classic films, live streams from the Metropolitan Opera. 14 Castle St. Great Barrington

The Berkshire Bach Society Performances from solo instrumental recitals to large-scale choral works with full orchestra, focusing on J.S. Bach & his peers. Great Barrington Berkshire Festival of Women Writers March events featuring readings, panel discussions & workshops, monthly Lean-In Writers Group runs year ‘round. Berkshire International Film Festival May events in Great Barrington & Pittsfield focus on indie features, documentaries, shorts, filmmaker talent academy, awards, other events & lectures throughout the year. Berkshire Playwright’s Lab Staged readings of works in progress to supportive audiences at the Mahaiwe. Great Barrington Berkshire Theatre Group Performances in theatre, dance, music, entertainment on Main and Unicorn Stages in Stockbridge & at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. 6 East St. Stockbridge The Colonial Theatre Performances from stand-up comedy to live theater & music in a glorious c. 1903 venue by the architect who revolutionized American theater design. 111 South St. Pittsfield Egremont Barn - Local musicians, rock, folk, karaoke, open mic, and food. Route 23, Egremont Gateways Inn - Jazz piano & vocals in the Lounge on weekends. 51 Walker St. Lenox Jacob’s Pillow Dance The nation’s foremost summer dance festival with three stages presenting internationally acclaimed classical, modern & emerging artists; year-round educational facility. 358 George Carter Rd. Becket Great Barrington Public Theater Presents at McConnell Theater. Simon’s Rock, 84 Alford Rd. Great Barrington

MASS MoCA Museum of Contemporary Art In a complex of old, restored mill buildings, now the nation’s largest contemporary art museum & one of its most adventuresome centers for contemporary visual & performing arts. 87 Marshall St. North Adams Mission Bar & Tapas Live music on Mondays & Thursdays, open mic on Tuesdays, Songwriter’s Room some Sundays. 438 North St. Pittsfield Music & More Mid-August through mid-October series in the Meeting House features locally & internationally known soloists, chamber groups, authors, dance groups. New Marlborough St. James Place Music & arts venue in a former church. 352 Main St. Great Barrington. Shakespeare & Company Foremost professional theatre company performing works of the Bard and more including new plays by emerging talents, on two stages. 70 Kemble St. Lenox Tanglewood Year-round arts facility, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra & venue for popular performers; indoor stages and lawn for picnicking & lower ticket prices; fireworks at selected concerts. Main Gate, 297 West St. (Rte 183) Lenox Williamstown Film Festival November screenings of classic films, indie features, documentaries & shorts, Q&As with film industry professionals, exploration of new technologies. Williamstown Williamstown Theatre Festival Renowned professional summer theatre & magnet for internationally renowned talent, originating productions that go on to win Tony Awards. 1000 Main St. Williamstown WordXWord Festival 10 days of performances & workshops for artists of the spoken word, poets, storytellers, held annually in August. Pittsfield