Tag: Great Barrington

Hocus Pocus at the Mahaiwe

 

The Mahaiwe is now open for screenings to limited capacity audiences, with a variety of horror and campy content through the month of October! This weekend’s showing is the 1993 Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus

This fantasy-comedy stars Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker as three troublemaking Salem witches resurrected on Halloween night. (PG, 1h, 36min.)

Read the Mahaiwe’s policy before purchasing tickets. 

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 23, 2020 / 7:30pm
Saturday, October 24 / 4:30pm and 7:30pm

ADMISSION: $9 
All tickets must be purchased in advance prior to arriving to the theater; tickets will not be available at the box office. Buy Tickets here

LOCATION: The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA

MORE:
www.mahaiwe.org
FaceBook/MahaiwePerformingArtsCenter
instagram.com/themahaiwe

 

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The Mahaiwe Drive-In Theater is open!

The Mahaiwe has teamed up with Bard College at Simon’s Rock to present a new, socially-distanced and safe cultural operation this summer: the Mahaiwe Drive-in.

Screen Shot 2020-07-16 at 6.11.34 PMLocated in the college’s Daniel Arts Center parking lot, movies will be shown every Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout the summer. Tonight and tomorrow night the movie is Raiders of the Lost Ark. Next weekend you can see The Goonies on Thursday, followed by Men In Black on Friday and Saturday.

Check out www.mahaiwe.org/movies for new movies as they are added.

Movie audio will play through your vehicle’s radio. We ask that you familiarize putting your vehicle into accessory (ACC) mode to prevent draining your vehicle’s battery. Tip: movie audio can also play through portable AM/FM radios; if you own one, we recommend bringing it for back-up.

For rules and additional info, visit mahaiwe.org/Mahaiwe_Drive-in

DATE/TIME: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays during the 2020 Summer .
Drive-in gates open as early as 7:45pm. All vehicles must arrive no later than 8:30pm for 9pm show-time.

ADMISSION: $25 per car
Must be purchased in advance prior to arriving at the drive-in.

LOCATION: Bard College at Simon’s Rock
84 Alford Road,
Great Barrington, MA 01230
In the Daniel Arts Center parking lot

MORE:
www.mahaiwe.org/movies
www.mahaiwe.org
FaceBook/MahaiwePerformingArtsCenter

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Gin Blossoms at the Mahaiwe, Mar 6

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Gin Blossoms performing at the Mahaiwe in Great Barrington on Friday, March 6.

Gin Blossoms indelible jangle-pop sound was evolving during radio’s diverse mix of hair bands and grunge music superstars like Nirvana. After the Phoenix New Times chose them the cities best rock band, they qualified to play at the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin Texas in 1989. That same year, College Music Journal dubbed them the “Best Unsigned Band in America” and added an invitation to perform on MTV’s New Music Awards in New York City.

Taking their name from a caption on a W.C. Fields photo, Gin Blossoms signed a record deal with A&M and recorded their first EP “Up And Crumbling” in 1991. But, it was not until their breakout record “New Miserable Experience” in 1992 that their rise to fame began. “New Miserable Experience” kept the band on the charts for almost 3 years with singles “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” “Until I Fall Away,” “Mrs Rita,” and “Found Out About You.” The album took the airwaves by siege and held MTV hostage with multi cross-over hits in 4 different radio formats. It was this record that rocketed the band into the mainstream going on to sell over 5 million copies making the band a 90’s radio mainstay.

DATE/TIME: Friday, March 6, 2020 /  8pm

ADMISSION: $50 – $90
$50 Upper Balcony (Limited)
$70 Reserved
$90 Preferred
Members receive $5 off each ticket. $15 Youth Tickets also available.

LOCATION: The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA

MORE:
www.mahaiwe.org
FaceBook/MahaiwePerformingArtsCenter

 

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Scavenger Hunt for Fantastical Creatures at The Daniel Arts Center


A sprawling, campus-wide, theatrical scavenger hunt for all-ages, created by director/designer Michael Counts. Called by The New York Times “a master of immersive theater,” Counts teams up with fiber artist and sculptor Huck Elling, to set the stage for a fantastical experience.

This high art/technology scavenger hunt will lead teams of audience members all over the Simon’s Rock campus, interacting with performers and following theatrical clues, as the teams compete to be the first to navigate the course.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17, 2018: 2pm

LOCATION:
The Daniel Arts Center
Bard College at Simon’s Rock
84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, MA|

COST:
Kids (12 and under): $5
Adults: $10
Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scavenger-hunt-tickets-44424813814

MORE:
facebook.com/danielsartparty
huckandstuff.com
CountsProjects.com
(413) 644-4400

 

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Interesting Article About The Berkshires in The New York Times

There was a very interesting article in the April 13, 2018, issue of The New York Times. The article, titled “Betting on the Berkshires” by Tim McKeough, takes a look at the Real Estate happenings, economic developments, and potential of Berkshire County. The article gives us a great overview of ongoing activity taking place in the northern Berkshire towns like North Adams.

Here are the first few paragraphs of McKeough’s article:

When the partners behind Tourists, a boutique hotel under construction in North Adams, Mass., invited the celebrated San Francisco-based chef Cortney Burns to open a restaurant at their establishment, her first impulse was to say no.

“I had no reason to go to the East Coast. I had one restaurant I was closing, one I had just opened and another I was just about to sign the lease on,” said Ms. Burns, 38, a James Beard Foundation Award winner who was co-chef at Bar Tartine in San Francisco before opening Duna, both with Nicolaus Balla. “So by no means did I find myself free.”

However, after agreeing to visit North Adams, a former manufacturing town of brick industrial buildings ringed by rolling green hills in Berkshire County, to discuss a possible consulting role, she found it impossible to leave.

“What I saw here was this beautiful confluence of nature, culture, solitude and such a deep historical story,” Ms. Burns said. “It was one of those open doors that I felt like I would be a fool to not walk through.”

The article also discusses some recent real estate transactions, new development projects in Great Barrington, and new restaurants in the region. If you haven’t read the full article yet, click here, and check it out. Its a great read.

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Jeff McKinney is a Realtor in Columbia County, NY. Connect with him on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Pinterest.