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SCOTT EYERLY'S VIRTUAL MET OPERA LECTURE
Great Barrington, 5:30 p.m.

Scott Eyerly will offer a free opera talk via Zoom the Thursday prior to the Metropolitan Opera’s broadcast of Kevin Puts's The Hours at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. Visit mahaiwe.org for more info. Use the following link at the date and time of the lecture to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88641101777


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DEER TICK
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.

Deer Tick is a band. They are from Providence. Deer Tick is made up of John McCauley, Ian O’Neil, Dennis Ryan, and Christopher Ryan. Call the box office at 413-528-0100 or visit mahaiwe.org for more info.


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MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: KEVIN PUTS'S THE HOURS
Great Barrington, 1 p.m.

Location: Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (14 Castle St., Great Barrington, MA 01230) Cost: $25 / $10 ages 21 and under. Soprano Rene?e Fleming makes her highly anticipated return to the Met in the world-premiere production of Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Kevin Puts’s The Hours, adapted from Michael Cunningham’s acclaimed novel. Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and made a household name by the Oscar-winning 2002 film version starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman, the powerful story follows three women from different eras who each grapple with their inner demons and their roles in society. Call the box office at 413-528-0100 or visit mahaiwe.org for more info.


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GOULD FARM HOLIDAY MARKET
Monterey, 10 am to 2 pm

Join us from 10am to 2pm for the Gould Farm Holiday Market featuring fresh baked Harvest Barn breads and baked goods, maple syrup, cheese and arts and crafts produced by Gould Farm residents.


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SHEFFIELD HISTORICAL WINTER WONDERLAND
Sheffield, 4 - 7 p.m.

The Sheffield Historical Society’s third annual holiday tree display will run from December 10 through January 1 at the historical society grounds (159 Main St., next to the town parking lot). They welcome all to visit any evening between December 10 and January 1. Visitors can stroll around and see trees sponsored and decorated by local businesses, organizations and families. On Opening Night, Saturday, December 10 from 4 -7pm, there will be Santa & Mrs. Claus, live music by Willy Welch, kids’ crafts, fire pits to warm by, a holiday shop and free refreshments. The Wonderland is free, but the society will be collecting gifts for Toys-for-Tots and the Sheffield Food Assistance Program. The Winter Wonderland ends with First Night Sheffield, a free family-friendly event on New Year’s Eve from 4-6pm with refreshments and a movie viewing. The Sheffield Historical Society’s Festival of Holidays at the Old Stone Store will be open till 7pm on December 10 to coincide with the Winter Wonderland. The shop, located at 139 Main St., has affordable gifts for all, with a focus on Berkshire-made, fair trade, and sustainable items. There are Sheffield-themed items, locally-crafted clothing, accessories, jewelry and housewares you can’t find anywhere else. They even have an assortment of greeting cards and stocking stuffers, many made right in Sheffield.  The shop is open weekends 11am-4pm. All proceeds go to support the free events, programs and exhibits the Sheffield Historical Society brings to the community.


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THERE WAS A STAR
Great Barrington, 3 p.m.

Berkshire Lyric presents There Was a Star , the second of their three 2022 Christmas Concerts on Sunday December 11. The choral program will take place at 3:00 at Saint James Place on Main Street in Great Barrington. Traditional and contemporary carols by Anton Bruckner, Kenneth Leighton, Alice Parker, John Rutter, Anson Olds, and Bob Chilcott will take advantage of the splendid acoustics of this beautiful space. The 70 voice Berkshire Lyric most recently sang a program of Brahms and Mozart at Seiji Ozawa Hall Tanglewood. They will be joined by Lyric’s young women’s ensemble Melodious Accord and by soloists Lily Lothrop, Madeleine Redpath and John Demler. All is under the direction of artistic director and conductor Jack Brown and assisted by Joe Rose at the piano.? Tickets are $25 and will be sold at the door or in advance through the Berkshire Lyric website or member singers. This popular concert in Great Barrington has been sold out for the last few years, so purchase tickets early.  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/berkshire-lyric-47947478253#collections For further information visit www.berkshirelyric.org


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MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947)
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.

FREE, Registration required. A department store Santa Claus sets the stage for drama in this holiday comedy classic starring Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, and Edmund Gwenn. (1h 36min.) Call the box office at 413-528-0100 or visit mahaiwe.org for more info.


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STRINGS ATTACHED WITH JOHN PIZZARELLI & JESSICA MOLASKEY
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
Location: Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (14 Castle St., Great Barrington, MA 01230) Cost: $44 - $94. An intimate evening of standards performed by a “Django-esque”-group of two guitars, violin, bass and of course, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey. Travel back to the days of the Hot Club of France and Reinhardt and Grappelli. A totally new show not to be missed!   Call the box office at 413-528-0100 or visit mahaiwe.org for more info.
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BERKSHIRE BACH @ NEW YEAR’S: A BAROQUE CONCERTO SHOWCASE
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.

Nine-time Grammy Award winner and Music Director Eugene Drucker leads The Berkshire Bach Ensemble in a special program that showcases the virtuosity of The Society’s individual musicians--playing violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, trumpet, and harpsichord--in single, double, and even triple concertos. The program includes Bach’s double violin concerto, one of Telemann’s suites from his Tafelmusik, and works by Handel and Vivaldi. Start your New Year on a high note! Can't be in Great Barrington on New Year's Eve? Catch the same program on Sunday, January 1, 3pm, at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY, or on Monday, January 2, 3pm, at the Academy of Music, Northampton, MA. Visit Events — BERKSHIRE BACH for details.


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MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: GIORDANO'S FEDORA
Great Barrington, 1:00pm

Umberto Giordano’s exhilarating drama returns to the Met repertory for the first time in 25 years. Packed with memorable melodies, showstopping arias, and explosive confrontations, Fedora requires a cast of thrilling voices to take flight, and the Met’s new production promises to deliver. Soprano Sonya Yoncheva, one of today’s most riveting artists, sings the title role of the 19th-century Russian princess who falls in love with her fiance?’s murderer, Count Loris, sung by star tenor Piotr Becza?a. Call the box office at 413-528-0100 or visit mahaiwe.org for more info.


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LIFE IN THE PAST LANE TOUR
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.

Times change and trends come and go, but – like a 1961 Jaguar XK-E – the classic sounds of the past only appreciate with age. Postmodern Jukebox’s Life In The Past Lane Concert Tour is a celebration of the greatest 20th century musical genres, fused with the recognizable hits of our own modern era, for the perfect patina of “vintage” and “modern.” As always, the PMJ Universe will be brought to life with a cast full of today’s most exciting vocalists, instrumentalists, and tap dancers, to bring you the top-shelf entertainment experience for which the group is known. Whether you’re a vinyl aficionado or a TikTok fashionista, catch a ride with PMJ for an unforgettable trip through 100 years of timeless music. Call the box office at 413-528-0100 or visit mahaiwe.org for more info.


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MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: WAGNER'S LOHENGRIN
Great Barrington, Noon

Wagner’s soaring masterpiece makes its triumphant return to the Met stage after 17 years. In a sequel to his revelatory production of Parsifal, director Franc?ois Girard unveils an atmospheric staging that once again weds his striking visual style and keen dramatic insight to Wagner’s breathtaking music, with Music Director Yannick Ne?zet-Se?guin on the podium to conduct a supreme cast led by tenor Piotr Becza?a in the title role of the mysterious swan knight. Call the box office at 413-528-0100 or visit mahaiwe.org for more info.


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MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: VERDI'S FALSTAFF
Great Barrington, 12:30 p.m.

 Baritone Michael Volle stars as the caddish knight Falstaff, gleefully tormented by a trio of clever women who deliver his comeuppance, in Verdi’s glorious Shakespearean comedy. Maestro Daniele Rustioni takes the podium to oversee a brilliant ensemble cast that features sopranos Hera Hyesang Park Ailyn Pe?rez, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux, tenor Bogdan Volkov, and baritone Christopher Maltman. Call the box office at 413-528-0100 or visit mahaiwe.org for more info.


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MET OPERA IN HD: STRAUSS'S DER ROSENKAVALIER
Great Barrington, Noon

A dream cast assembles for Strauss’s grand Viennese comedy. Soprano Lise Davidsen is the aristocratic Marschallin, opposite mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as her lover, Octavian, and soprano Erin Morley as Sophie, the beautiful younger woman who steals his heart. Call the box office at 413-528-0100 or visit mahaiwe.org for more info.


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MET OPERA IN HD: TERENCE BLANCHARD'S CHAMPION
Great Barrington, 1:00 p.m.

 Six-time Grammy Award–winning composer Terence Blanchard brings his first opera to the Met after his Fire Shut Up in My Bones triumphantly premiered with the company to universal acclaim in 2021. Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green is the young boxer Emile Griffith, who rises from obscurity to become a world champion, and bass-baritone Eric Owens portrays Griffith’s older self, haunted by the ghosts of his past. Call the box office at 413-528-0100 or visit mahaiwe.org for more info.


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MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: MOZART'S DON GIOVANNI
Great Barrington, 1:00 p.m.

Tony Award–winning director Ivo van Hove makes a major Met debut with a new take on Mozart’s tragicomedy, re-setting the familiar tale of deceit and damnation in an abstract architectural landscape and shining a light into the dark corners of the story and its characters.  Call the box office at 413-528-0100 or visit mahaiwe.org for more info.


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