Picture book enthusiasts have the opportunity of a lifetime when Eric Carle, illustrator and author of well-known books such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, comes to the Berkshires for a book signing.[ more... ]
Things to Do in Great Barrington
See how smart you are and have a blast at Trivia Night at the Brick House Pub. Every Wednesday, contestants battle the brain on fun subjects like TV theme shows![ more... ]
Dive into a world of wonders at the Berkshire Aquarium, with dazzling tanks and terrariums filled with local and exotic species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, spiders, invertebrates, and plants.[ more... ]
August 8 – 18, 2013
Follow Peter and Wendy and Tinker Bell to high-flying, whimsical adventures in Never Land! Presented by the Berkshire Theatre Group, Peter Pan is the classic tale of pirates, fairies, mermaids and lost boys. Filled with unforgettable songs such as “I Won’t Grow Up,” “Never Never Land,” and “I’m Flying,” the iconic show has audiences and families believing in magic. Bring happy thoughts and pixie dust to Peter Pan at The Colonial Theatre and fly away to Never Land this summer.
A magical experience for kids, Peter Pan is an extraordinary musical that inspires imagination and dreams. Performed by the Berkshire Theatre Group’s 8th Annual Children’s Theatre Production, the show features a diverse cast of children, students and adult actors from the community. With incredible music, and the adventures of high-flying Peter and his gang of Lost Boys, Peter Pan will delight young theater lovers at the Colonial Theatre.
The Berkshire Theatre Group offers vibrant performances in theatre, dance, music and entertainment. The Group's celebrated five stages reflect the history of the American theatre and offers cultural experiences for the Berkshire community. Their creative works and shows that transforms artists and audiences.
After the show, enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep at the Comfort Inn & Suites Berkshire, the perfect family hotel just minutes from the Colonial Theater. Nestled in the Berkshire Mountains, the resort-style lodging offers an indoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, free hot breakfast. Grab the kids, get in the car and check out local restaurants, golf courses, ski resorts, and attractions like the Housatonic River Walk.
Country music fans won’t want to miss a memorable evening with the award-winning The Spurs USA at the charming Gypsy Joynt Cafe. This talented sextet definitely knows how to work up a crowd with traditional country hits from the 40s and beyond. Grab your favorite cocktail and tap your toes to memorable covers of music by Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, George Jones, Kitty Wells, Charlie Pride, Merle Haggard, and more. So what are you waiting for? An unforgettable evening of great music, food, and drinks awaits.
Live Entertainment at the Gypsy Joynt Cafe
The Gypsy Joynt Cafe also features a great line-up of exciting bands and musicians every Thursday to Sunday. Don’t forget to check out the variety of local and regional talent that hits the stage every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. during Open Mic Night.
Satiate Your Appetite at the Gypsy Joynt Cafe
Clapping and singing along to your favorite country tunes isn’t the only thing to appreciate at this family-friendly concert. You’ll enjoy the colorful and cozy ambiance as you tempt the palate with mouthwatering pizzas, salads, pastas, burgers, and homemade desserts. The cafe is also known for their impressive assortment of flavorful, freshly-baked cookies that will leave you hankering for more.
Every Wednesday, contestants battle the brain on fun subjects like TV theme shows. Sip on craft beer, ciders, microbrews, hand-picked wine and specialty cocktails, or sample incredibly good pub fare made from fresh, local ingredients.[ more... ]
One Saturday evening every month through the end of the year, Hilltop Orchards is leading a 1.5-hour hiking trek, with a full-moon bonfire and 6-varietal Furnace Brook Winery tasting at the end of the trail. Weather permitting, these hikes are extremely popular. In fact, they turn into snowshoe treks come winter, with limited space at 60 hikers, so be sure to book yours today by calling 1.800.833.6274 (must be 21 or over).
What Can I Expect?
Our experienced guide is Holly Brouker, with comprehensive knowledge of American Indian traditions relating to the moon. Her treks consist of a light trail hike with informative discussions, followed by a bonfire, wine tastings, and entertainment. Holly sets off promptly at 6:30pm, so be sure to arrive at Hilltop Orchards 15 minutes early to check-in, use the restroom, and tie on your hiking boots. Also, it’s a good idea to bring a light snack and a bottle of water for the trail.
About Hilltop Orchards & Furnace Brook Winery
Sweeping across 200 acres in the scenic Massachusetts Berkshires, the sweet apples of historic Hilltop Orchards share their gorgeous terrain with Furnace Brook Winery, home of many award-winning vintages. Be sure to sample the mouthwatering homemade pies, local cheeses, fresh cider doughnuts, and of course, plenty of wine.
For 4 months this summer, Berkshire Botanical Gardens welcomes one and all to the most gorgeous private gardens in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Please join our generous gardener hosts for delicious cocktails and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, surrounded by colorful greenery and aromatic flowers budding in every direction. This rare opportunity includes time to chat with the green-thumbs themselves, tickets are limited, and reservations are required. Book yours today, and don’t miss a single one!
June’s “Cocktails in Great Gardens”
Join Susan Rothchild and Don Freedman as they escort our party through their well-manicured Berkshire County garden, passing on tricks of the trade over refreshing cocktails, all by the light of the late afternoon sun.
1391 Barnum Street
Sheffield, MA 01257
June 21st 5pm-7pm
Berkshire Botanical Garden Members – $20
Non-Members – $25
Upcoming Summer Garden Parties
Located in the small village town of Ashley Falls, the pristine garden of Sharon Casdin is the site of the 3rd installment of our treasured summer series.
795 Rannapo Road
Ashley Falls, CT 01222
July 26th 5pm-7pm
Our “Cocktails in Great Gardens” 2013 series concludes at the garden of Douglas and Wilmer Thomas in Salisbury, Connecticut, the quaint, northwest-most town in the state.
101 Selleck Hill Road
Salisbury, CT 06068
August 16th 5pm-7pm
Become a Member & Save
As one of the oldest in the United States, Berkshire Botanical Gardens is open daily all year, with 23 seasonal displays over 15 acres, various classes, and featured exhibits. Admission is free when you become a member, with discounts on the “Cocktails in Great Gardens” series, so join today!
When: June 30th at 7:30pm
Ticket Price: $25-$40
Pop sensation Aaron Carter has been turning heads since opening for the Backstreet Boys at 9 years old in 1997. His lifelong music career actually began 2 years earlier, though, as lead singer of the band, Dead End. Many things have changed since then, while his undying love of music, and the adoration of his many fans remain as strong as ever.
A Musical Life
Born in Tampa, Florida, Aaron Carter came from a musical family. In fact, it’s no coincidence his first solo show was opening for the Backstreet Boys. His older brother is none other than Nick Carter, of the famous band! But Aaron was more than just a pretty face with a famous brother, and his first album went gold around the world, shortly after its release. He quickly signed with JIVE Records, and his 2nd album went triple-platinum.
What to Expect at the Show
Since his rise to stardom, Aaron Carter has won multiple awards, developed a passion for Motocross racing, and done his fair share of acting, from TV and film, to Broadway. All of this hasn’t clouded his love for music and performance, resulting in his first tour in 8 years: the After Party Tour. Many dates are selling out across the country on his comeback march, so be sure to get your tickets today!
When: June 16th at 7:30pm
Ticket Price: $20-$30
Voted the #1 Readers’ Choice Roots / Americana Debut Artist, Duo or Group by Alternate Root Magazine in 2013, Littlewolf is taking the music scene by storm! Their unique sound arrives at Infinity Music Hall & Bistro in nearby Norfolk, CT on Sunday, June 16th, just 30 minutes from Comfort Inn Berkshire.
What Does Littlewolf Sound Like?
At the heart of Littlewolf is a pair of singer / songwriter / guitarists, each with their own skills at play. Steve Lott is a Texas-born musician with 35 years of experience, and 2 award-winning albums in Australia. Kristi Bess Clanton, with her youthful fire and passion for music, has been singing in Texas since she was a little girl. In Littlewolf, she not only sings, but also plays the slide-steel guitar. Together, they write unique songs that mix the twang of roots, heart of blues, and groove of rock and roll into something fresh and original.
About Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
Combining live entertainment with delicious food and delightful drinks in a gorgeous historic setting, Infinity Music Hall was originally built in 1883. Recently renovated, the intimate space seats 300, and there’s not a bad seat in the house. Since its renovation, over 200 acts have graced its stage, preserved and restored to its original glory.