Lift Ev’ry voice celebrates African-American culture and heritage in the Berkshires. Events include:
What: ’Daring to Dream,’ local youth and young adult spoken-word poets performing during gallery hours. R&B singer Bettye LaVette performs.
When: Saturday, 8 to 10 p.m.
Where: 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams.
Information: (413) 662-2111, www.massmoca.org
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
What: ‘Portraits of Berkshire County Elders, an exhibition featuring portraits by photographers including noted photojournalist Jane Feldman.
When: Opening reception Friday, 5 to 8 p.m. Gallery hours Wednesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Closes July 29.
Where: 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield.
What: ‘Struttin’ with some Barbecue, an evening of music by trombonist Craig Harris and the Tailgaters.
When: Thursday, July 11, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.
What: ‘From Emancipation to Equality: The Unfinished Business of Civil War and Civil Rights,’ a program exploring the nation’s racial status. Including several accomplished panelists, audience discussion, and a feature presentation by James DeWolf Perry of the Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery.
When: Monday, July 15, 5:30 to 8 p.m. 57 North St., Pittsfield.
WILLIAMS COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART
What: ‘Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960 - 1980’ an exhibit that chronicles
the role that the African American arts community played in Los Angeles featuring 130
works by 33 artists.
When: July 20 through December 1
When: every day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Suite 2. Williamstown.
WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL
‘Johnny Baseball,’ a new musical on the end of the Boston Red Sox ‘Curse of the
Bambino.’ Opens July 24, 2013 and runs until August 3, 2013. Special Lift Ev’ry Voice
post-performance discussion on African-Americans in baseball and local history. Nikos
Stage, 100 Main St., Williamstown.
DUNN STUDIOS UP CLOSE! SPACE
‘High Note to Heaven, a celebration of gospel dance and jazz music by the Olga Dunn
Dance Company. Tickets $20 at the door with family rates available. Proceeds to benefit
student dance scholarships. July 27, 2013. 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (413) 528-9774.
321 Main Street, Great Barrington.
Melivlle-Douglass Weekend features several events, including a talk by Professor Robert
What: Wallace on his book ‘Fugitive Justice: Douglass, Melivlle, and Chief Justice Shaw’
When: August 3, at 3 p.m., an annual reenactment of an 1850 literary hike and picnic
up Monument Mountain on August 4 at 9:30 a.m., and various readings and talks.
Where: 780 Holmes Rd., Pittsfield.
What: Esperanza Spalding, jazz bassist and singer and Grammy Award winner, performs at Ozawa Hall.
When: August 4, 8 to 10 p.m. 297 West St., Lenox.
What: ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf,’ a
professional reading of Ntozake Shange’s ‘For Colored Girls. August 12, 2013. 7:00 p.m.
to 9:00 p.m. (413) 236-8888. 30 Union St., Pittsfield.
TBA. Reading of For Colored Girls by local teen girls, members of the Rites of Passage and
Empowerment Program based in Pittsfield. Additional information TBA.