Thursday October 25, 2012

Thursday

October 25

FILM

Berkshire Museum

"The Story of Film: An Odyssey," 15-part love letter to the movies, this week features, part 3, "Expres sionism, Impressionism and Surreal ism: Golden Age of World Cinema," (1920s), and part 4, "The Arrival of Sound," (1930s), 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

Washington memorial pumpkin walk

Pumpkin carving: tonight from 6 to 8 p.m., also Friday from 10 a.m. onward at the Washington Town Hall. Allison Mikaniewicz, apadfamily@yahoo.com

Williams College Museum of Art

Monsters in the museum's collection will be unearthed. Consider the nature of fear in a variety of cultural contexts, with Deena Bak, class of 2013, 4:30 p.m., Main Street, Williamstown.

KID STUFF

Adams Free Library

"The Secret World of Bubbles," with Keith Michael Johnson, state-of-the-art bubble sculptures, 6 p.m., 92 Park St., Adams, (413) 743-8345.

LITERARY

Water St. Books

Author Robert Welcome, "In Search of Destiny," broad exploration searching for secrets of the universe and humankind's place in it, 6 p.m., 26 Water St., Williamstown.

MUSIC

Berkshire Music School

Student recital from the studio of Jean Stackhouse, piano, 6 p.m., Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave.


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Colonial Theatre

Romance, Soul & Rock N' Roll: "Music Sweet Music," 7:30 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 997-4444.

THEATER

Williams College

Cap and Bells, Frosh Revue, 8 p.m., MainStage, ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown.

Friday

October 26

COMMUNITY

Book Sale

Annual sale of the Friends of the Bushnell-Sage Library, preview from 6 to 8 p.m., $10 admission for preview, Sheffield.

Shaker Supper

Community meal featuring classic dishes including hearty chicken pot pie, dilly beans withwatercress salad and Sister Mary's favorite bread pudding, 4 p.m., 1830 Brick Dwelling, Hancock Shaker Village, Route 20, Pitts field, (413) 443-0188.

HALLOWEEN

Halloween Parade

Annual Pittsfield Halloween Parade. steps off at 7 p.m. from the corner of Tyler and Smith streets and ends at Woodlawn Avenue.

'Haunted Halls'

Presented by Pittsfield High Drama Society, Proteus, adaptation of horror films in the hallways, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., PHS, East Street, Pittsfield.

Stockbridge parade

Marches from the corner of Main and Pine streets, 6 p.m., to the Town Office for cider and doughnuts. All welcom to watch, and local children welcome to march.

Stockbridge Library pumpkin walk

At the library, 4 to 6 p.m. before the Stockbridge Halloween Parade. www.
stockbridgelibrary.org or call (413) 298-5501.

Washington memorial pumpkin walk

Pumpkin carving from 10 a.m. onward at the Washington Town Hal. Allison Mikaniewicz, apadfamily@yahoo.com.

KID STUFF

Milne Public Library

Story time for two-year-old toddlers, songs, finger plays and books, 10:30 a.m., Williamstown

LECTURE

1854 Town Hall

A history of West Stockbridge's public market hosted by West Stock bridge Historical Society, with Bernie Fallon whose family has been involved with the market since the 1920s, West Stockbridge; call for more information: (413) 232-4304.

LITERARY

Good Purpose Gallery

"Writers Read Poetry Readings," writers of prose and poetry read from their original works, 5:30 p.m., 40 Main St., Lee.

MUSIC

Colonial Theatre

Romance, Soul & Rock N' Roll: "Music Sweet Music," 7:30 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 997-4444.

Mass MoCA

Laura Marling, English folk singer, 8 p.m., Hunter Center, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

University of Mass.

38th annual Multiband Pops Con cert, fast-paced showcase concert featuring UMass ensembles, 8 p.m., Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Amherst, (413) 545-2511.

Williams College

Williams Jazz Ensemble, small and big band jazz, 8 p.m., Chapin Hall, Williamstown.

THEATER

Ghent Playhouse

"The Countess," by Gregory Murphy, opening production of 38th season, psychological drama, 8 p.m., Ghent, N.Y., (518) 392-6264.

Shakespeare & Company

"The 39 Steps," adaptation of John Buchan's novel, 7:30 p.m., Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, Kemble Street, Lenox, (413) 637-1199.

WAM Theatre

"The Old Mezzo," world premiere presented by WAM Theatre, 8 p.m., Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Williams College

Cap and Bells, Frosh Revue, 8 p.m., MainStage, ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown.

Saturday

October 27

COMMUNITY

Blessing of the Animals

From 10 to noon, and pumpkin fun and games for children up to age 12, 1 to 3 p.m., First Congregational Church of South Egremont; (413) 528-2368.

Book Sale

Annual sale of the Friends of the Bushnell-Sage Library, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sheffield.

Hancock Shaker Village

Appliqued quilting workshop to start a "Tree of Life" block, two-day workshop through Sunday, 9 to 5, Route 20, Pittsfield, (413) 443-0188.

'Monster Dash'

Hosted by Fairview Hospital, 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun walk, for all ages and abilities, participants are encouraged to wear a costume, race at 9:30 a.m., registration at 8 a.m., 10 Maple Ave., Great Barrington; Vicki Coons, (413) 528-8600, ext. 5142.

DANCE

Pittsfield Squares

"Trick or Treat" dance, with callers Rich and Lynn Shardella, cuer is Mo Wall, mainstream level with plus tip, 7:30 to 10 p.m., South Congre gational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Williams College

Dance department open house, 10:30 a.m., ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown.

FILM

Berkshire Museum

"Little White Lies," 12:30 and 4:30 p.m., Little Cinema, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Mass MoCA

"The Saddest Music in the World," comic musical, 4 p.m., Hunter Center, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

'Haunted Halls'

Presented by Pittsfield High Drama Society, Proteus, adaptation of horror films in the hallways, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., PHS, East Street, Pittsfield.

Washington memorial pumpkin walk

Hayrides, bonfire, carved pumpkin showcase, magic nd trick-or-treating, 6 to 9 p.m. in Washington Town Park, Washington, Mass., in memory of John F.X. Keator. Free, and all are welcome. Information: Allison Mikanie wicz, apadfamily@yahoo.com

Western Gateway

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," illustrated dramatic reading of the Washington Irving classic, 3 p.m., West ern Gateway Heritage State Park, Route 8, North Adams, (413) 663-6312.

LECTURE

Berkshire Museum

"The World Was All Before Them," with Maureen Hickey, four-part series on American 19th-century art as the embodiment of the historical, social, cultural, philosophical and religious movements in America, this week focuses on expedition artists of the west and their "First Look" at the west as seen in drawings, watercolors and oil, 10 to noon, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

"The World Was All Before Them," with Maureen Hickey, four-part series on American 19th-century art as the embodiment of the historical, social, cultural, philosophical and religious movements in America, this week focuses on expedition artists of the west and their "First Look" at the west as seen in drawings, watercolors and oil, 10 to noon, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

LITERARY

The Bookstore

Reading and book signing with Dick Lipez, a/k/a Richard Stevenson, from his new mystery, "The Last Thing I Saw," 4 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox, (413) 637-3390.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

"The Evolution of Rhythms," world premiere of original musical by Jerome Edgerton Jr., Pittsfield musician and educator, featuring Youth Alive and special guest performers, 7 p.m., Union Street, Pittsfield, (413) 236-8888.

Berkshire Music School

Student recital with a Halloween theme from piano studio of Yelena Levina, 1 p.m.; also from piano studios of Susan Hadfield and Rahima Hohlstein, 3 p.m., Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 442-1411.

Clark Art Institute

Verdi's "Otello," The Met: Live in HD, 12:55 p.m., 225 South St., Williams town, (413) 458-2303.

Colonial Theatre

Albert Cummings, blues guitar, 8 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 997-4444.

Institute for Musical Arts

Benefit Harvest Dance Concert with Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez, with opening act, The Brook Batteau Band, 8 p.m., Big Barn, 165 Cape St., Goshen, (413) 268-3074.

University of Mass.

MASS ACDA/UMASS High School and Collegiate Choral Festival, with UMass Chamber Choir and Chorale and MASS ACDA Honor Choirs, 5:30 p.m., Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Amherst, (413) 545-2511.

Williams College

I/O Ensemble: John Cage's "Son atas and Interludes," 8 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsackers

Seven Sisters Hike Metacomet-Monadnock Trail, leisurely hike, Amherst/Holyoke area; call for more information: Maureen Daley, (413) 728-5162.

Hoffmann Bird Club

Mahanna Cobble, semi-strenuous walk on ski trails above Bousquet Ski Area, search for birds of northern hardwood forests, 6:30 a.m.; call for more information: Doug Brouce, (413) 499-0596 or dbruce@bnrc.net.

THEATER

Ghent Playhouse

"The Countess," by Gregory Murphy, opening production of 38th season, psychological drama, 8 p.m., Ghent, N.Y., (518) 392-6264.

Shakespeare & Company

"The 39 Steps," adaptation of John Buchan's novel, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, Kemble Street, Lenox, (413) 637-1199.

WAM Theatre

"The Old Mezzo," world premiere presented by WAM Theatre, 8 p.m., Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Williams College

Cap and Bells, Frosh Revue, 2:30 p.m., MainStage, ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown.

Sunday

October 28

COMMUNITY

Book Sale

Annual sale of the Friends of the Bushnell-Sage Library, noon to 4 p.m., Sheffield.

HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL

Sheffield Spiritfest

‘The Children,' a scary locally made film, shown at Dewey Hall in Sheffield at 7:30 p.m. Sheffield Historical Society, www.sheffieldhistory.org or call (413) 229-2694.

KID STUFF

Colonial Theatre

"Eric Carle's Treasured Stories," presented by Mermaid Theatre of three of Eric Carle's most beloved stories, 2 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 997-4444.

LECTURE

N. Chatham Library

Helen Whitney, acclaimed writer, producer and director, on her documentary, "Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate," on the subtleties of forgiveness, 3 p.m., 4287 Route 203, North Chatham, N.Y., (518) 766-3211.

MUSIC

Berkshire Bach Society

"Bach at Zimmermann's: Bach's In ven tions," 2:30 p.m., First Con gregational Church, 251 Main St., Great Barrington, (800) 838-3006.

Berkshire Museum

"Un Ballo in Maschera," opera from the Teatro Regio di Torino, noon, Little Cinema, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Berkshire Music School

Community intergenerational drum circle with Otha Day, 1 to 2 p.m., Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave., Pitts field, (413) 442-1411.

United Methodist/Lenox

"Shout It," gospel music program with the Gospel Gang, contemporary Chris tian/ gospel choir, and the Messen gers, men's gospel quartet, to benefit Lenox Community Center youth programs and United Methodist Church world mission, 4 p.m., 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, (413) 445-5916.

OUTDOORS

Hoffmann Bird Club

Half day visit to NWR in Concord to find waterfowl, raptors and late migrants, 6:30 a.m.; call for more information/registration by Saturday: Dave Monk, (413) 655-8594 or mamonks@verizon.net.

THEATER

Ghent Playhouse

"The Countess," by Gregory Murphy, opening production of 38th season, psychological drama, 2 p.m., Ghent, N.Y., (518) 392-6264.

Shakespeare & Company

"The 39 Steps," adaptation of John Buchan's novel, 2 p.m., Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, Kemble Street, Lenox, (413) 637-1199.

Monday

October 29

FILM

Bard College at Simon's Rock

"Battleship Potemkin," 3:30 p.m., McConnell Theatre, Daniel Arts Center, Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Images Cinema

"Let the Right One In," by Tomas Alfredson, part of "Halloween Scream ings" series with Williams College, 7 p.m., Spring Street, Williamstowm.

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

Sheffield Spiritfest

Pumpkin carving contest at 3 p.m. with prizes. $5 per pumpkin, carving tools supplied. Sheffield Historical Society, www.sheffieldhistory.org or call (413) 229-2694.

KID STUFF

Nature Play

Preschool drop-in nature class, Williamstown Rural Lands, outdoor activities, stories and crafts, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Sheep Hill headquarters, 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, (413) 458-2494 or www.wrlf.org.

Tuesday

October 30

ART

Berkshire Museum

"Pecha Kucha Night," presentation of 20 power point slides that progress automatically every 20 seconds, celebrate Halloween and come in costume to receive free admission, 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

Ventfort Hall

Chicopee Paranormal Investigators to present evidence they captured in over 18 investigations at Ventfort Hall, brief equipment demonstration and Victorian tea will also be offered, 4 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Information: (413) 637-3206.

Wednesday

October 31

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

Athenaeum Halloween walk

Berkshire Athenaeum's annual Pre school Halloween Parade, 11 a.m. in the Children's Department. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Lenox Halloween Parade

Parade starts at St. Ann's Church and travels through town to Lenox Com munity Center, Walker Street, for candy; trick or treat from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

KID STUFF

Nature Play

Nature play drop off program, Williamstown Rural Lands, outdoor activities, stories, games and nature crafts, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Sheep Hill headquarters, 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, (413) 458-2494 or www.wrlf.org.

MUSIC

Williams College

"MidWeek Music," lunchtime music series, 12:15 p.m., seating on stage of Chapin Hall, Williamstown.