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Featured Events

FODFest 2019: Berkshires
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

FODFest 2019: Berkshires

Always FREE & OPEN to all

FODfest is a long standing tradition at Dewey Hall and the flagship concert of Music In Common, honoring the life slain Wall St. Journal and former Berkshire Eagle reporter, Daniel Pearl. FODfest is a unique performance format that is part song-swap, part jam session, and part concert, as engaging for the audience as it is for the artist. The event is free & open to all.

If you are musician and would like to perform, please fill out the Artist Request Form at https://www.musicincommon.org/request-to-perform.html. This is the 15th year of producing FODfest - a milestone worth celebrating - and we hope you'll join us!

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Jamie Laval, master fiddler and storyteller: Evening of Celtic music and Mythic Tales
Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

Jamie Laval, master fiddler and storyteller: Evening of Celtic music and Mythic Tales

Tickets: $20 Adult ( in advance), $25 Adult (at the door), $12 Youth (18 and under) [http://bit.ly/Jamie-Berkshires]

Recognized throughout the U.S. and Britain as one of the premier performers of traditional Scottish music on the international music scene today, Jamie Laval creates rapt audiences with his passionate, virtuosic performances, uncanny imitation of Highland bagpipes, and engaging stories.


Currently making his home in Tryon, North Carolina, Jamie studied classical violin at the Victoria Conservatory of Music in British Columbia. In 2002 Jamie won the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship which launched his full-time career in Celtic music. “One of the hottest fiddlers out there” (Asheville Citizen-Times) and “The next Alasdair Fraser” (Press & Post), Laval performed for Her Majesty the Queen, appeared on Dave Matthews' platinum Some Devil album, and presented a TEDx Talk on the value of arts and music in our communities. Murmurs and Drones, Laval’s third and most recent album, won the popular vote for “Best World Traditional Album” in the 2012 Independent Music Awards. Laval is also skilled composer, arranger of symphonic scores, and a devoted educator.


Website: www.JamieLaval.com

Video: http://bit.ly/JamieDemoReel

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Instagram Intensive Class w/ Knock Knock Social & Silo Media
Oct
5
11:00 AM11:00

Instagram Intensive Class w/ Knock Knock Social & Silo Media

Instagram Intensive Class w/ Beth Carlson of Silo Media and Kathy Walsh-Rothschild of Knock Knock Social Media
Instagram is one of the fastest, most accessible, most affective, and most affordable marketing tools available today. All levels of Instagram proficiency welcomed. Relevant for Artists, Individuals, Businesses, and Organizations.



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Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Compassionate Friends and Family

The mission of The Compassionate Friends: When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

The guest speaker for the evening will share his journey with the hope of helping those who have lost a sibling. After the guest speaker shares his experience, the remainder of the meeting will be an opportunity for questions and sharing.

No reservations are needed to attend the meeting. There is never a charge to attend a Compassionate Friends meeting. TCF chapters rely on voluntary donations from members, friends, and the community at large.

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Tumo Kohrs Concert
Aug
30
7:30 PM19:30

Tumo Kohrs Concert

7:00pm | Doors Open
7:30pm | Live Music Begins!

$10 Tickets at the door

http://www.tumo-kohrs.com

About Tumo-Kohrs

Tumo-Kohrs is a musical duo. They perform Sarah Kohrs’s original songs to Mark Tumo’s original arrangements.  The two met at an open mic in Great Barrington three years ago, and have been fast friends ever since.  

 

In some ways, the two are opposites.  Sarah is a classically trained pianist who attended the Eastman School.  Mark is a jazz cat who attended the Berklee College of Music in its heyday.  But their shared ability to glimpse the beauty and mystery in every day experiences, as well as their shared love of the structure of song and sound allow them to exponentially exceed what one would expect from a pairing of such different personalities.

 

Both are overcomers. Sarah returned to her native Berkshires as a result of a parasitic infection.  And, growing up, Mark dealt with the symptoms of Aspergers Syndrome and other learning challenges.  But both continue to vitally experience and express deep joy in life.  And it shows.  

 

Lauded by one local critic as “emotional hardball in the big leagues,” the duo’s act has touched audiences since they started performing earlier this year.  And they are just getting started.  

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Sheffield Contra Dance
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

Sheffield Contra Dance

Sheffield Contra Dances take place from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm, with a lesson for beginners at 7:30 pm. There is a suggested donation at the door of $10-15 per adult and $8 per student, with a maximum of $25 for a family. All are welcome, regardless of age or ability. No partner necessary.


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Sheffield May we Dance? Contra
May
25
7:30 PM19:30

Sheffield May we Dance? Contra

Sheffield Contra Dances take place from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm, with a lesson for beginners at 7:30 pm. There is a suggested donation at the door of $10-15 per adult and $8 per student, with a maximum of $25 for a family. All are welcome, regardless of age or ability. No partner necessary.


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Dewey Hall Spring Gala Dinner and Silent Auction
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Dewey Hall Spring Gala Dinner and Silent Auction

Dewey Hall's Spring Gala is Saturday, May 11th from 6-9 pm. Guests will be welcomed with local beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres. Dinner is catered by the talented culinary students of Sue Petrucci at Mount Everett High School. Following dinner is music by the local hot jazz band, The Lucky 5. Throughout the event, a silent auction will be featured in the library adjacent to the hall featuring unique local wares from around Berkshire County.

Eat, drink, dance, and support this historic hall and all of our community events!

Tickets are $50, groups can purchase a table for $45 a person.

Tickets available through Eventbrite and can be purchased at the door!

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Jerron Paxton and Dennis Lichtman Concert
May
3
7:30 PM19:30

Jerron Paxton and Dennis Lichtman Concert

Doors open at 7, Concert starts at 7:30. Advance tickets $20, Tickets at the door: $25. Refreshments available. Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton and Dennis Lichtman have a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920's and making them wish they could stay there for good. They deliver blues, old-timey jazz, banjo rags, and Tin Pan Alley songs in a style drawing predominantly from pre-WWII. The two internationally-renowned artists are longtime friends, but this is their first run of shows as a duo.

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Sheffield Contra Dance
Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

Sheffield Contra Dance

Sheffield Contra Dances take place from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm, with a lesson for beginners at 7:30 pm. There is a suggested donation at the door of $10-15 per adult and $8 per student, with a maximum of $25 for a family. All are welcome, regardless of age or ability. No partner necessary.


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Sheffield Contra Dance
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Sheffield Contra Dance

Sheffield Contra Dances take place from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm, with a lesson for beginners at 7:30 pm. There is a suggested donation at the door of $10-15 per adult and $8 per student, with a maximum of $25 for a family. All are welcome, regardless of age or ability. No partner necessary.


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Aglet Theater Company- A Walk in the Woods- Two Shows
Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00

Aglet Theater Company- A Walk in the Woods- Two Shows

A Walk in the Woods
by Lee Blessing, Director: Thomas Gruenewald

Shows at 2 pm and 7:30 pm

Doors open at 1:30pm & 7pm for complimentary beverages and refreshments.
The reading begins at 2pm & 7:30pm, with a discussion to follow.

Tickets $30
Students, 18 and under, $20
Cash or check only

For reservations call 860-435-NWCT (6928), or
write aglettheatre@comcast.net

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