•Thursday, November 29

FILM

Berkshire Museum

"The Story of Film: An Odyssey," 15-part love letter to the movies, this week "The Arrival of Multiplexes and Asian Mainstream," (1970s) and "Fight to Pow er: Protest in Film," (1980s), 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Bennington Museum

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

Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees

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

Spencertown Holiday Shop

Spencertown Academy's Handmade Holiday Pop-up Shop, Thurs days to Sun days, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 790 State Route 203, Spenc ertown, N.Y. www.spencer townacademy.org, (518) 392-3693.

Ventfort Hall

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

 

THEATER

Spectrum Playhouse

"My Ongoing Problems with Kind ness: Confessions of MOGO Girl," one-woman show, 7 p.m., 20 Franklin St., Lee.

•Friday, November 30

FILM


Advertisement

Berkshire Museum

"48 Hours, 2,880 Minutes, 172,800 Seconds, 1 Film," workshop for student filmmakers ages 14 to 18 to write, cast, shoot, edit and score a 5-minute or shorter film, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Special screening of Carole Murko's "Heirloom Meals Christmas Special," dinner at Boulderwood immediately following screening, eggnog reception and screening at museum at 6 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Holiday Marketplace cocktail party, guests receive early buying privileges, marketplace features wreaths, centerpieces and ornaments, 10 to 5, routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3926.

Main Street at Christmas

23rd annual event in Stockbridge, opens with "Readings Around the Hearth," 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Stock bridge Library.

 

MUSIC

Williams College

Kusika and the Zambezi Marimba Band, 8 p.m., Mainstage, ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown.

THEATER

Pittsfield High School

"Rumors," comedy by Neil Simon, with Proteus, PHS drama society, 7:30 p.m., East Street, Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Santaland Diaries," by David Sedaris, preview at 7:30 p.m., Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, (413) 637-1199.

•Saturday, December 1

COMMUNITY

Board Game Swap

Sponsored by Hilltown Fam ilies, bring a complete board game that you would like to swap, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., community room, Meekins Library, Williamsburg.

FILM

Berkshire Museum

"48 Hours, 2,880 Minutes, 172,800 Seconds, 1 Film," 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Christmas Bazaar

Live wreaths, kissing balls and special vendors, 9 to 2, parish house, Becket Federated Church, Main Street.

Christmas Bazaar

21 crafters, 9 to 3, Sacred Heart Parish, 1 Meadow Lane, Pittsfield.

Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas trees, craft tables, 8 to 3; pancake breakfast, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., lunch, 11 to 2, Dalton Methodist Church, 755 Main St., (413) 684-0521.

Colonial Theatre

"Christmas at the Colonial with Mary Verdi," special guest Tony Lee Thomas, 2 and 7 p.m., South Street, Pittsfield, (413) 997-4444.

Craft Fair

Sponsored by Windsor Mountain Crafters and Windsor Church Mice, 9 to 4, Windsor Town Hall, 1927 Route 9.

Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees

Santa visits from 11 to 1; performances by Berk shire Music School, 1 p.m., Berk shire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Hilltown Choral Society

Holiday concert, Bach Christmas Cantata, 7 p.m., Village Congre ga tional Church, Cummington, (413) 499-7320.

Holiday Fair

New Marlborough Central School, 10 to 3, Mill River.

Holiday Fair

Handmade items, pet toys and treats, raffle and more, 10 to 3, lunch from 11 to 1, First Congregational Church of Lee, 25 Park Place, Lee.

Main Street at Christmas

Holiday house tours, horse-drawn rides, Santa, "Children's Holiday Story Time," 11 to 11:30 a.m., caroling, luminaria walk, 6 to 7 p.m., and holiday concert, 7:30 p.m., downtown Stockbridge.

Monterey Studio Tour

Monterey Makers Studio Tour, special holiday showings of individual studios and small businesses, 10 to 4, Monterey, (413) 528-4007.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"All in the Rockwell Family: The Art of Mary Cross," talks, hands-on art making with the art of Norman Rockwell's cousin, Mary Cross, 1 to 5 p.m., Route 183, Stock bridge, www.nrm.org.

Williamstown Holiday Walk

Reindog parade, 4 p.m. Cookie bakeoff, Santa, gingerbread houses. Christ mas Carol reading, 6 p.m. at the log. Candlelight procession and tree lighting.

Williams College

"A Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols," 4 p.m., Thompson Mem orial Chapel, Williamstown.

 

KID STUFF

Spectrum Playhouse

Animal Crackers Puppet Troupe," for all ages, 11 a.m., 40 Main St., Lee.

 

LECTURES & READINGS

Western Gateway

"Pulling Strings ... A Serious Puppet History," 3 p.m., Route 8, North Adams, (413) 663-6312.

The Bookstore

Columbia County novelist Alex Olchowski to read from and sign copies of his new novel "Buskondre," 3 to 5 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox, (413) 637-3390.

MUSIC

Clark Art Institute

Met: Live in HD, Mozart's "La Clem enza di Tito," 12:55 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Williams College

Kusika and the Zambezi Marimba Band, 8 p.m., Mainstage, ‘62 Center , and Williams Percussion Ensemble, 8 p.m., Chapin Hall, Williamstown.

 

THEATER

Mass MoCA

"Tim Crouch: My Arm," presented by Sundance Theatre Lab, 8 p.m., Club B-10, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

Pittsfield High School

"Rumors," comedy by Neil Simon, with Proteus, PHS drama society, 7:30 p.m., East Street, Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

"Santaland Diaries," 7:30 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox, (413) 637-1199.

•Sunday, December 2

FILM

Berkshire Museum

"48 Hours, 2,880 Minutes, 172,800 Seconds, 1 Film," screening at 5 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

N. Chatham Library

Flm director to discuss making "Frozen River," 3 p.m., 4287 Route 203, North Chatham, N.Y., (518) 766-3211.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Holiday Marketplace, wreathes and ornaments, 10 to 5, routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3926.

Christmas Penny Social

Pilgrim Memorial Church, 2 p.m., 249 Wahconah St., Pittsfield.

Eagles Band

Holiday concert with the Brass Ensemble, free, 3 p.m., Memorial Hall, Adams Library, Park Street.

Hilltown Choral Society

Bach Christmas Cantata, 4 p.m., First Congregational Church, Route 143, Chesterfield, (413) 499-7320.

Main Street at Christmas

23rd annual event in Stockbridge, Main Street at Christmas recreation, noon to 2 p.m., downtown Stockbridge.

Trinity Church

English choral music for Christmas and Advent, Cantilena Chamber Choir, 3 p.m., 88 Walker St., Lenox, (518) 791-0185.

Williams College

"A Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols," 4 p.m., Thompson Mem orial Chapel, Williamstown.

Williamstown Holiday Walk

Habitat for Humanity Christmas Tree showcase, 2 to 5 p.m., First Congregational Church.

 

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsackers

Keystone Arch Bridges Trail, easy 4.5-mile hike into railroad history, west branch of Westfield River. (413) 442-8984.

 

THEATER

Shakespeare & Company

"The Santaland Diaries," 2 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox, (413) 637-1199.