Warm Up the Winter Variety Show Benefit

Construct and the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center will present the annual Warm Up the Winter Variety Show Monday, Feb. 10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Mahaiwe is located at 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

We are delighted with the talent that has stepped forward for this year's show. In addition to returning acts, there are two exciting dance sets and some new bands. We are planning a fun and fast paced event,” stated Construct Board President Elizabeth Rosenberg.

This year’s show will be emceed by Barney Stein and opened by Wanda Houston singing Joe Rose’s “Warm Up the Winter” song. Additional acts include: Youth Alive drum and step dance band from Pittsfield, Alan Chartock & the Berkshire Ramblers (Chartock's roots band), well-known duo Tumo Kohrs, The Spartones from Monument Mountain Regional High School, The Olga Dunn Dance Company and The Wanda Houston Band. Pre-show entertainment will be offered by the Sunday Strummers.

Tickets are $25 and available in advance or at the door, and 100 percent of the ticket sales will be used to provide cold weather assistance and fuel for South Berkshire residents. Additional donations accepted.

Advance tickets can be purchased at www.mahaiwe.org. For more information, contact the Mahaiwe Box Office at 413-528-0100.

Construct’s mission is to “Change and save lives through housing options and a continuum of related services.” According to Jane Ralph, Construct’s executive director, “Warm up the Winter provides funds for the challenges that colder weather presents for people who have higher barriers to safety and sustainability. In addition to helping with increased fuel costs, the funds help with cold weather emergencies such as burst pipes or dead batteries, which can have a huge impact on a household.” Learn more about Construct at www.constructinc.org.

Co-sponsors of this event are: Berkshire South Regional Community Center, Berkshire United Way, CHP, Fairview Hospital, Railroad Street Youth Project and VIM.


Photo credit for Berkshire Ramblers: f-d-photography.com