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The Red Lion Inn
Special Spring Harvest Celebration
Wine Dinner at The Red Lion Inn
The Red Lion Inn is participating in Berkshire Grown's Farmed + Foraged: A Weekend of Spring Flavors, a local culinary celebration of farmed and foraged seasonal foods May 21 - May 23. The Red Lion Inn is once again one of the official sponsors of the Farmed + Foraged event. Executive Chef Brian J. Alberg will present a special Farmed + Foraged three-course dinner menu crafted
from foraged items, local dairy, eggs, greens and locally sourced proteins. The prix fixe meal is priced at $45 per person (not including tax or gratuity.) Berkshire Grown will receive a contribution of $15 from each prix
fixe dinner sold (please call 413.298.5545 for information and a reservation).

To extend the celebration of Farmed + Foraged, we are also offering a special al fresco dinner
on Friday, May 28. A communal dinner served on our intimate and historic porch, limited to 30 guests, will be served as courses and family style. All ingredients will be farmed and foraged from the Berkshires, Hudson
Valley and Vermont. The price for this special dinner menu is $75, not including tax or gratuity. Please call 413.298.5545, email us or go to for reservations.

Lots to Do
in the Berkshires!

 Magnificat! Choral and Instrumental Music of Purcell and Haydn
May 22 at 8pm
First Congregational Church, Stockbridge
Berkshire Bach Society presents Frank Nemhauser conducting the
Berkshire Bach Singers and Chamber Ensemble in a program of intimate church music of Henry Purcell and the humorous, sophisticated part-songs of Joseph Haydn covering everything from Purcell's elegant funeral music for the beloved Queen Mary to Haydn's party songs about drinking, gambling and harmony (!) in marriage.
Please click here for more information.

The Blanks (aka "Ted's Band" from the Sitcom Scrubs)
at the Colonial
Sat 5/22 8PM They're The Blanks, a quartet of friends who like to sing a cappella music. For a few years now they've been appearing on the television show Scrubs as 'Ted's and having lots of fun while doing it. They're outrageous and this show promises to be like nothing you've seen or heard before! Please click here to read more...

Karen O & Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Monday, May 24 at
the Colonial
Formed in New York City in 2000, Yeah Yeah Yeahs are an indie rock band comprising vocalist and pianist Karen O, guitarist and keyboardist Nick Zinner and drummer Brian Chase.  Their popular indie/garage sound garnered  Karen O and Yeah Yeah Yeahs four Grammy nominations and a Golden Globe nomination. Please click here for more info...

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to the Mahaiwe over Memorial Day weekend to celebrate Paul Taylor's 80th birthday with two performances. The programs include Mr. Taylor's two newest dances, Also Playing and Brief Encounters. On Saturday, May 29 at 8pm, the program features the satiric Public Domain, the erotic Brief Encounters, and Taylor's red-hot look at the culture of tango, Piazzolla Caldera. On Sunday, May 30 at 3pm, the program includes the blissful Brandenburgs, the comic Vaudeville tribute Also Playing, and Piazzolla Caldera. Please click here for more info...

Close Encounters With Music presents:
Prague Spring - Czech Idyll
Saturday, June 5 - 6PM
From the land of Franz Kafka, bucolic landscapes, and Bohemian crystal, music by Dvorak, Smetana, and Janacek that glows with lyricism and melodiousness. Dvorak's Piano Quintet is a recognized masterpiece, and along with the other selections, it over-flows with Mittel-European ease, cultivation and affecting tenderness. It's never too far from the Czech countryside and a languid summer's evening. Please click here for more information...

Must See -
Closing Soon!
Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera

Find a fascinating parallel universe to Norman Rockwell's paintings in the meticulously composed photographs that informed his work.
Norman Rockwell:
A Life in Art
Connect with Norman Rockwell through this in-depth exhibition featuring original artworks spanning the breadth of his career, and personal mementos and family photographs from the Norman Rockwell archives.
Click here for more information.

Berkshire International Film Festival
Thursday, June 3 - Sunday, June 6
Great Barrington - Triplex Cinema, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington Town Hall.
Pittsfield - Beacon Cinema, Little Cinema (at Berkshire Museum)
Passes $500, $250,

The Berkshire International Film Festival showcases the latest in independent feature, documentary, short, and family films from the United States and 18 other countries.
Monthly Specials Get Gals Geared Up for Summer

Truffles from Peace, Love & ChocolateOur Mom's ABCs special includes handmade chocolate truffles (at right, an example of their delicious work) from our neighbors at Peace, Love and Chocolate, continental breakfast and an overnight in a deluxe guestroom for just $150 inclusive (Sunday-Thursday; upgrades are available for an additional charge).

Our Summer ReVamp special is offered from June 1-24, just in time for you and a girlfriend to transform yourself for summer fun and travel. Summer ReVamp starts with the basics: a fifty-minute makeup application with Jane Iredale mineral cosmetics (plus 15% off any Iredale products) at the nearby (stylist/principal Mark Johnson did runway for years - including Naomi, Kate and Christy). This two-night package also includes accommodations in a deluxe room at the charming Red Lion Inn and breakfast each morning to get you fueled up for a day scouting out new looks at the Prime Outlets (BCBG Max Azria, Calvin Klein, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, J. Crew, Nine West, GAP...) and the Inn's Gift Shop featuring locally-made jewelry, accessories and more... Summer ReVamp includes two $25 gift cards for the outlets and two $25 Gift Shop vouchers for you and your pal. From $535, Monday - Thursday; $700 Friday - Sunday, including all taxes and meal gratuities.

Be sure to check the last-minute specials page on our website for a variety of dates with super special rates...  Click here to view! For more details on packages and specials, please contact our Reservations Department by phoning 413.298.1690 or emailing us
Or to check other dates and availability please click here!
Summer Fun - New Packages!

Our local theaters, museums and performing arts centers have released their summer schedules - now's the time to make reservations for a late spring or summer stay at the Red Lion. We are offering a package that includes admission to a Catamount's new adventure park with our Catch Me If You Can package - upgrade to a larger room and bring the kids (their admission will be extra)! Our new Berkshire Bounty package encourages you to explore our local farms and give you a fresh bag of produce to take home with you. If you don't have plans for July Fourth Weekend, we're firing up the BBQ grill in the courtyard for a special outdoor meal (our Reservations staff will gladly provide details).
Click here to view all our summer packages!

Attention Runners! Last Chance for Race!
Memorial Day Marathon
The Inaugural Memorial Day Marathon Weekend will take place on May 29-30, 2010 with the start and finish at the iconic Tanglewood Music Center just up the road from the Inn! The weekend will feature The Memorial Day Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, The Berkshires 10K & 5K races and a Pre-Race Expo at Tanglewood. To view the course maps, please click here. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
Use promo code RLI for 15% off your race registration fee (military, fire, and police personnel receive 25% off the registration fee - cannot be combined with the RLI discount).  To register, please click here. If you are interested in a marathon weekend travel package, The Red Lion Inn - the official hotel partner of The Memorial Day Marathon - in conjunction with Running Away will be offering special packages in conjunction with this event.  Email for info!
There's a growing team of Red Lion staff that are training for this race - at least the 5K! Join us!
Memorial Day Weekend Family Fun Includes
Revival of Car Show at Chesterwood...

Chesterwood, Summer Home of Sculptor Daniel Chester FrenchJust down the road from the Inn is Chesterwood, the home and studio of Lincoln Monument sculptor Daniel Chester French. The site opens on May 29th with a family celebration, Welcome Home Mr. Lincoln, from noon to 4PM. You and the whole family will enjoy art & nature activities, a Lincoln impersonator, live music, and much more. Refreshments will be available; picnicking is encouraged - weather permitting. (Grab a picnic at the nearby Elm St Market, just around the corner from the Inn!).  The event celebrates the homecoming, from its year-long exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., of Daniel Chester French's six-foot, final plaster model of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial. Admission is $15 per adult; children 18 years old and under are admitted for free.
On Sunday, May 30, experience the revival of the popular Chesterwood Antique Automobile Show, featuring antique and vintage foreign and domestic vehicles ranging from the turn of the last century to 1974, from 10AM to 5PM. Admission for adults is $15 per person and includes access to sculptor Daniel Chester French's studio and residence.  Free admission for kids 18 and under, sponsored by local businesses. 

Owners of antique cars interested in participating, may call 413.298.3579, ext. 25210. 

Our Gift Shop is now on Facebook! Fan Up and Keep Up with the Latest Arrivals!
Quilt at The Red Lion Inn Gift Shop
The Red Lion Inn's Gift Shop now has its own page on Facebook. and see what we're up to - dinner specials, events, check out photos posted by our guests, plus our Facebook Friday offers that are always a good deal. We'll tweet lunch and dinner specials, Lion's Den performers and Berkshire events.


Fan Up on the Lion's Den Facebook page!
Lion's Den
We'll keep you posted on all the happenings in the Lion's Den -  just click here and become a fan of our beloved pub! 

Year-round Arts, Cultural & Historic Attractions !
No matter what time of year, there's to plenty to discover...

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