Tag: Lenox MA

Shakespeare & Company Free Friday Talks

Shakespeare & Company has launched a new, free lecture series to be held Fridays during the spring and summer. Hosted by educator and member of Shakespeare & Volunteer Company Ann Berman, the series will examine various themes surrounding many of the 2022 Season’s titles and will feature various directors, cast members, design-team members, or others at each presentation.

In the event of inclement weather, an indoor location will be chosen, and ticket holders notified via email.

DATES/TIME: April through August, 2022 / 10:30am

  • April 22 – The Approach: Ann Berman hosts co-Directors Mark Farrell and Tina Packer.
  • May 20 – An Iliad: Ann Berman hosts Director Jeffrey Mousseau.
  • June 17 – Much Ado About Nothing: Ann Berman hosts Director Kelly Galvin, Assistant Director Sarah Shin, and Patrick Brennan and Kiki Smith, design team members.
  • July 22 – Measure for Measure: Ann Berman hosts Director Alice Reagan and other guests.
  • August 26 – Golden Leaf Rag Time Blues: discussion with the Director and other guests.

TICKETS: Free, but required
Available here
Donations will be accepted at the end of each event.

LOCATION: Tina Packer Playhouse Tent
70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240


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Berkshire Botanical Garden: Annual Winter Lecture, Jan 13, 2018

The Berkshire Botanical Garden‘s 21st annual Winter Lecture is titled “The New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change”. The lecture, sponsored by The Red Lion Inn, is presented by photographer and author, Ken Druse.

Druse has been called “the guru of natural gardening” by The New York Times, and is best known for his twenty garden books published over the last twenty-five years. The American Horticultural Society listed his first large-format work, “The Natural Garden”, among the best books of all time.

Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2 pm – 4pm.
Snow date: January 14, at 2:00 pm.

$35 for members
$45 for nonmembers

Advance registration is highly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome, space permitting.
Click Here to Register

Lenox Memorial High School
197 East Street, Lenox, MA 01240



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‘It’s a Wonderful Night’ Event to Benefit Shakespeare & Company, December 10

It’s a Wonderful Night!‘ is a special event and performance to Benefit Shakespeare & Company’s 40th Season.


The festivities include an Exclusive Preview Performance of It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. This performance will be followed by a private after-party with Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and the cast at Firefly Gastropub. The evening will also include live swing music by The Lucky 5, hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and a silent auction.

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, is directed by Jenna Ware, and features Jonathan Croy, Jennie M. Jadow, David Joseph, Sarah Jeanette Taylor, and Ryan Winkles.

The silent auction features holiday gifts from local businesses including Alta, Berkshire International Film Festival, Casablanca, Cranwell Resort, The Gifted Child, Guido’s Fresh Marketplace, Haven Bakery and Café, Heirlooms Jewelry, Lenox Fit, Mackimmie & Co., Susan Silver Antiques, and Trattoria Rustica.

December 10, 2016, from 3:00PM – 7:30PM

Performance starts at 3pm at the Elayne Bernstein Theatre
70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240

The after party is at Firefly Gastropub
Open bar 5:30-7:30
71 Church Street,
Lenox, MA 01240

Gold Tickets $200
Silver Tickets $150
Show Only Tickets $45

To order tickets, please call (413) 637-1199 ext. 105 or email zfenoff@shakespeare.org.

All proceeds support Shakespeare & Company.


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Boston Pops and The B-52s at Tanglewood this Friday

B52-345xIt’s going to be an end of summer blowout at Tanglewood with The B-52s and the Boston Pops!

The B-52s are one of the most fun, party bands of the past 40 years. This Friday, they will take the stage at Tanglewood and join the Boston Pops, led by conductor, Keith Lockhart. If that doesn’t sound like enough fun on it’s own, then check out some of the other festivities planned for Friday:

  • Come early to start the party with an 80s DJ and Dance Party Pre-concert
  • Receive a $10 food coupon if you’re dressed in your best 80s outfit! Prizes awarded for best dressed!
  • Musical Scavenger Hunt 5:30 to 7:00pm Suggested for Ages 8 – 12
    Scavenger Hunt begins and ends at the Tanglewood Visitors Center Prizes include a Tanglewood backpack for all participants, at the conclusion of the hunt.

Tickets are available, and Tanglewood has a special promo code that can save you $25 on tickets for the Shed. Just use the Promo Code, pops25, at checkout to take advantage of this deal.

Click Here to buy tickets.

The gates open at 5:30pm. The concert starts at 8:00pm

Tanglewood is located at 297 West Street, Lenox, MA 01240

I’ll be at the concert on Friday, and probably tweeting some updates. Follow me  on twitter @CoCoCurrent.