Thursday November 22, 2012

Thursday

November 22

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday

November 23

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Berkshire Museum Festival

‘Festival of Trees’ in the galleries, more than 100 trees celebrating ‘myths and magic’ through Jan. 2. Museum hours Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield. www.berkshiremuseum.org, (413) 443-7171.

Addy, an American Girl

Opening of exhibit of 32 of the original oil paintings Albany-based artist Dahl Taylor created to illustrate the "Addy" series of books for American Girl. Columbia County Historical Society. Show runs Friday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Dec. 22. 5 Albany Ave., Kinderhook, N.Y., (518) 758-9265, www.cchsny.org.

Hancock Shaker Village

Annual holiday sale at museum store, sale through Sunday, Route 20, Pittsfield, (413) 443-0188.

Holiday Small Works Show

Columbia County Council for the Arts’ annual show in all mediums, from oils to sculpture, and holiday sale. Show through Jan. 5. 209 Warren St., (518) 671-6213, www.
artscolumbia.org.

Ventfort Hall

Fifth annual "A Home for the Holidays," house decorated for a Gilded Age Christmas, during regular hours, 104 Walker St., Lenox, (413) 637-3206.

MUSIC

Berkshire Theatre Group

Spurs USA performs traditional country music, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. www.berkshirethe
atregroup.org.

THEATER

Walking the Dog Theater

"The Death Show (a recital)," 8 p.m., Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y., (518) 610-0909.

Saturday

November 24

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Superheroes! A Comics Cele bra tion," meet your favorite superheroes and enjoy art activities and storytelling, 1 to 4 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

FILM

Crandell Theatre

Indiana Jones in "Raiders of the Lost Ark," 4 p.m. All are welcome to come dressed as their favorite character. 46 Main St., Chatham, N.Y. (518) 392-3331, www.crandelltheatre.org.

Images Cinem

Family Films: "Home Alone," 2 p.m., 50 Spring St., Williamstown, www.
imagescinema.org.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

"The Wizard of Oz,"Dorothy and Toto on the big screen at 4 and 7 p.m. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-0100, www.mahaiwe.org.

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Alchemy Initiative

Pop-up shows with artists who will appear in the annual handicraft show, curated by Berkshire Museum staff: today Diane Firtell’s collage and jewelry and Ella Salomea’s fabric flower accessories and jewelry, at the museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. www.berkshiremu
seum.org, (413) 443-7171.

Berkshire Museum Festival

‘Festival of Trees’ in the galleries, more than 100 trees celebrating ‘myths and magic’ through Jan. 2. Museum hours Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield. www.berkshiremuseum.org, (413) 443-7171.

Bennington Museum

"Festival of Trees Around the World," 16th annual event includes Family Day and Children’s Holiday Shopping Boutique, trees on display through Dec. 30, 10 to 5, 75 Main St., Bennington, Vt., (802) 447-1571.

Hancock Shaker dinner

Shaker dinner. Tour the village, 4 p.m., followed by candlelight dinner in the Believer’s dining room. Soup, salad, pot roast, carrot pudding and more Shaker-style recipes. (413) 433-0188, ext. 100, or hancockshakervillage.org.

Hancock Shaker shop

Annual holiday sale at museum store, sale through Sunday, Route 20, Pittsfield, (413) 443-0188.

’Messiah’ Sing

Berkshire Bach Society’s annual " ‘Messiah’ Sing!", instrumental en semble, 4 p.m., First Con gregational Church, Great Barrington.

Spencertown holiday shop

Spencertown Academy Arts Center’s Handmade Holiday Pop-up Shop opens, noon to 3 p.m., with holiday cookie contest. Curated annual sale -- handcrafted organic soaps, handmade baskets, woodcrafts, textiles, jewelry, ceramics, and food made by Columbia County and Berkshire residents -- runs through Dec. 23, Thursdays to Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 790 State Route 203, Spenc ertown, N.Y. www.spencertownacademy.org, (518) 392-3693.

OUTDOORS

Turkey Trot

Trot or Take-a-Walk with Hoosic River Watershed Association, 10 a.m. For all ages: Walk off Thanksgiving dinner and explore the Hoosic River Greenway, including its newly resurfaced southern section, and the nearby Hoosic River. Meet at the old Water Works off Carey Avenue in Hoosick Falls. Really wet weather will cancel the event. Sponsored by HOORWA and the Vil lage of Hoosick Falls. Hoosic River Greenway, Hoosick Falls, N.Y. www.
hoorwa.org.

THEATER

Ghent Playhouse

‘50 Shades of Green,’ annual holiday pantomime takes on Robin Hood, 5 and 8 p.m. Legend retold with music and comedy. Runs through Dec. 9. Route 66, Ghent, N.Y. (518) 392-6264, ghentplayhouse.org.

Walking the Dog Theater

"The Death Show (a recital)," 8 p.m., Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y., (518) 610-0909.

Sunday

November 25

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Bennington Museum

"Festival of Trees Around the World," 16th annual event, trees on display through Dec. 30, 10 to 5, 75 Main St., Bennington, Vt., (802) 447-1571.

Hancock Shaker Village

Annual holiday sale at museum store, sale through Sunday, Route 20, Pittsfield, (413) 443-0188.

THEATER

Ghent Playhouse

‘50 Shades of Green,’ annual holiday pantomime takes on Robin Hood, 2 p.m. Legend retold with music and comedy. Runs through Dec. 9. Route 66, Ghent, N.Y. (518) 392-6264, ghentplayhouse.org.

Walking the Dog Theater

"The Death Show (a recital)," 2 p.m., Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y., (518) 610-0909.

Monday

November 26

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees

28th annual event, theme is "Myths & Magic," 10 to 5, Berkshire Mu seum, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

FILM

Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Sophomore Seminar Film Screen ing: "Hiroshima Mon Amour," 3:30 p.m. McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Cen ter, alford Road, Great Barrington. www.simons-rock.edu.

Tuesday

November 27

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Bennington Museum

"Festival of Trees Around the World," 16th annual event, trees on display through Dec. 30, 10 to 5, 75 Main St., Bennington, Vt., (802) 447-1571.

Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees

28th annual event, theme is "Myths & Magic," 10 to 5, Berkshire Mu seum, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Wednesday

November 28

MUSIC

Colonial Theatre

Gaia Roots, roots music from West Africa, the Caribbean and around the world, 8 p.m.; educational workshop, 7 p.m., The Garage, South Street, Pittsfield, (413) 997-4444.

Williams College

"MidWeek Music," 12:15 p.m., Chapin Hall, Williamstown.

WORKSHOP

Berkshire Botanical Garden

"Wreaths from the Wild," learn to create interesting holiday decorations, 1 to 3 p.m., routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3926.