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Weekend Outlook: Art Walk, Musical Performances, and More

By Sabrina DammsiBerkshires Staff
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Berkshire County is having a variety of events this weekend including Art Walks, musical performances, and more. 
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The Lenox Spring Art Walk returns this weekend. 
Lenox Spring Art Walk 
Main Street sidewalk and Lilac Park, Lenox 
Time: Saturday 10 to 5 and Sunday 11 to 4. 
There will be a Spring Art Walk event that features a curated show of artists and artisans representing various mediums including paintings, drawings, photographs, ceramics, fiber arts, jewelry, clothing, and more. 
More information here


Summer Music Series
Town Hall, Great Barrington 
Time: 5:30 until 7:15 p.m.
Lay in the grass and watch as the Lucky Bucket Band and the Wanda Houston Band perform in the gazebo behind the town hall. 
The free concerts are held weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays. Performance line up here
Coral Moons
The Foundry, West Stockbridge
Time: 7:30 p.m. 
Retro-rock and surf-pop band Coral Moons will be performing. Tickets cost $$18 in advance and $20 at the door. More information here
The Proprietor's Lodge, Pittsfield
Time: 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Novice and experienced yoga enthusiasts can participate in a yoga class to work on breath work, meditation and a variety of standing, seated and reclined postures. 
Increase your strength, flexibility and balance while quieting your mind and reducing stress. More information here


A Night of Wonder Gala 2023
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge
Time: 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.
The museum will be having its  annual fundraising gala. 
The event theme is inspired by the art of Tony Sarg whose exhibition is featured this summer and fall. The event features performances by Tony, Academy Award, and Pulitzer Prize nominee Bob Telson and guitarist Jon Herrington and Friends. 
There will be food, drinks, parades, performances, and puzzles. Costumes that reflect flights of fancy and imagination are encouraged. 
Tickets range from $75 to $10,000 and support the museum. More information here
Paint And Sip
Big Elm Brewing, Sheffield
Time: 3 p.m. until  5 p.m. 
Have a drink and paint under the instruction of Andrea Tabor. Tickets cost $45 per person and include all painting materials , a canvas, and one free drink. 
More information here
Opening Lecture: Edvard Munch — Trembling Earth
The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
Time: 11 a.m.
Art Institute of Chicago Rothman Family Curator Jay A. Clarke will be introducing the clarks latest exhibit Edvard Munch: Trembling Earth with a free lecture. 
This is the first exhibition in the United States to reveal how Edvard Munch animated nature to convey meaning. It features approximately eighty paintings, prints, and drawings, organized thematically.  
More information here
Comedy @ Bright Ideas Brewing
Bright Ideas Brewing, North Adams
Time: 8 p.m. 
Laugh over a drink at Bright Ideas located on the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts campus during the 90-minute event. The comedy evening is hosted every second Saturday of the month. 
This event is produced by Iconix Productions in collaboration with Bright Ideas Brewing. Tickets are $10 to $15 and can be purchased here
Opening Reception
112 Water St., Williamstown
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
North Loop Gallery hosts "Patterning," which brings together practices considering pattern across a range of media including textile and painting, ceramic and printmaking. Features artists Lauren Luloff, Joiri Minaya, Alyssa Sakina Mumtaz, Padma Rajendran, Aparna Sarkar, Benedict Scheuer and Pallavi Sen. Exhibit runs through July 16. 
More information here
'Dear Jack, Dear Louise' Performance 
Shakespeare & Company, Lenox
Time: 6:30 pm
Shakespeare & Company will be having a performance of Tony Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig’s "Dear Jack, Dear Louise."
The story follows the story of two strangers introduced through letters but who are kept apart by war. They are drawn together by sharing stories of their lives, hopes, and fears.
Tickets range from $22 to $62. More information here
Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend 
Lee Congregational Church, Lee 
Time: 7:30 p.m. 
Jazz vocalist Alexis Cole will be performing with the Amherst Jazz Orchestra. More information here
Boston Typewriter Orchestra
The Foundry, West Stockbridge
Time: 7:30 p.m.
The Boston Typewriter Orchestra is a collective endeavor using rhythmic typewriter manipulation combined with elements of performance, comedy and satire. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 
More information and tickets here


Block Printmaking
Tourists, North Adams 
Time: 5 p.m. 
Carve intricate drawings into reusable blocks to create stamps for printing artwork. Tickets cost $40. 
Templates will be provided, as well as linocut tools, ink colors, handheld brayers, and cardstock. Take home finished prints and reuse your stamp.  
More information here
'Die Zauberflöte' ('The Magic Flute') Screening 
The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
Time: 12:55 until 4:25 p.m. 
There will be a high-definition cinema simulcast of the The Met performance of "Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)."
Tickets range from $7 to $22. More information here
Wes Buckley & Willie Lane
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown 
Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Local guitarist Wes Buckley and Michael Hurley will be performing folk music for a free concert on the Lunder Center's Moltz Terrace. Bring a picnic and seating. 
More information here

In the Region

New York Capital District Renaissance Festival
Indian Ladder Farms, Altamont, N.Y.
Time: 11 to 6, Saturday and Sunday
The 9th annual festival returns with magic, jousting, sword fighting, music and food. More than 60 artisans will be selling wares from jewelry to pottery, weaponry to appropriate garb. 
Tickets are $18 daily or $30 for the weekend; children 12 and younger $5 daily. Specialty events have separate pricing. Runs rain or shine. 
More information here

Farmer's Markets

North Adams Farmers Market
St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot
Time: 9 to 1
The North Adams market is open every Saturday and offers produce and baked goods from local retailers including Red Shirt Farm, Fahey Family Farm, Bohemian Nouveaux Bakery, Mon Artistic Pets, and more. 
More information here
Pittsfield Farmers Market
The Common, Pittsfield
Time: 9 to 1. 
Powered by Roots Rising, the market is open every Saturday rain or shine. 
Each week the market will have fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, along with meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods by local vendors. Participants can shop for flowers, and artisan goods while listening to music and participate in family activities. 
For more information, visit the website
Great Barrington Farmers Market
18 Church St., Great Barrington
Time: 9 to 1. 
The market is open every Saturday.  
Every week there will be locally grown food, flowers, and plants along with other local vendors. 
More information here
Berkshire Area Farmers Market
Berkshire Mall parking lot, Lanesborough
Time: 8 to 2
The market is open every Saturday and features produce and products from Western Mass farms. More information here.
Lenox Farmers Market
80 Church Street, Lenox
Time: 11 to 3. 
This market is open every Friday and features fresh produce, breads, artisanal & specialty foods and crafts, and more. The market accepts SNAP. 
More information here

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Pittsfield ZBA Grants Casella Permit for Waste Transfer Facility

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Zoning Board of Appeals calls Casella's planned redevelopment of the former trash incinerator an improvement to the site.

Last week, the panel approved a special permit to allow a waste transfer facility at the site on 500 Hubbard Ave. Casella Waste Management purchased the waste transfer facility on Hubbard Avenue from Community Eco Power LLC, which filed for bankruptcy in 2021 and has demolished it for redevelopment into a waste transfer station.

The owners say the trash will be brought to the facility and transferred away daily. Concerns that were voiced about the project include odor and impacts to the surrounding area but Casella says the new operation will be less of an impact than the former.

"I think this is going to be a vast improvement based upon the facility that was there previously. I know that sometimes you would get a sight of the other one, they used to dump the waste and it was laying like a floating pond," board member John Fitzgerald said.

"And since the trash is not going to be there, it's going to be in and out, I think the odor will be reduced and I think the vermin will be reduced."

It was also pointed out that the site has handled trash for 40 years.

"I think a lot of the odor before was related to burning," board member Esther Anderson "And there's not going to be burning so it it's going to be greatly reducing the amount of odor and if it's not sitting there is no place for vermin to be."

The former incinerator, including a 118-foot tall stack, has already been demolished a fabric structure is being used temporarily for waste handling.

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