‘The Liar,’ adapted from PIerre Corneille’s classic farce by David Ives, will run at Shakespeare & Company through March 24 at 70 Kemble
‘The Liar,’ adapted from PIerre Corneille’s classic farce by David Ives, will run at Shakespeare & Company through March 24 at 70 Kemble St. in Lenox. For information, call (413) 637-1199. (Kevin Sprague / Courtesy of Shakespeare & Company)

Thursday, February 28

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Community College

"Reducing Violence in Berkshire County," presented by Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice, informational presentations by participating groups, agencies and law enforcement personnel, 7 p.m., cafeteria, Susan B. Anthony Center, West Street, Pittsfield. (413) 236-4628.

Green Living

‘The Agrarian City' talk on urban argriculture, 5:30 p.m., by Andres Duany, principal at Duany Plater Zyberk and Company, and Jennifer Munoz, director of the Growing Healthy Garden program. in Murdock 218, MCLA, North Adams. www.mcla.edu/greenliving, (413) 662-5303.

 

THEATER

10X10 Festival

"10X10 New Play Festival," 10 new 10-minute plays by 10 playwrights, 7:30 p.m., Barrington Stage Company, Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, (413) 236-8888.

Friday. March 1

ART

'Artswalk'

"First Friday Artswalk," galleries, restaurants and shops open late in Pittsfield's Upstreet Cultural District, free maps and guides available, 5 to 8 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Meet Rockwell's Models," with Ed Locke, model for Rockwell's classic painting, "The Runaway," 2:30 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

 

DANCE

The Egg

Philadanco, "Wake Up!" contemporary dance, 8 p.m., Albany, N.Y., (518) 473-1845.

LITERARY

Women Writers' Festival

"Out of the Mouths of Babes: An Evening of Mothers Reading to Others," presented by Laundry Line Divine, readings by Suzi Banks Baum, Michelle Gillett and Jenny Laird, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Dewey Hall, Sheffield.

MUSIC

Williams College

Ernest Brown World Music Series: Joana Genova & Friends _ "Bartok & the Balkans," 8 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown, (413) 597-2425.

THEATER

Berkshire Country Day

"Two Cans Connected by a String," an original work written and performed by student ensemble, "Theatre Ten," 7 p.m., Winthrop Theatre, 45 West St., Lenox, (413) 637-0755.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Liar," adapted from PIerre Corneille's classic farce by David Ives, 7 p.m., Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, (413) 637-1199.

10X10 Festival

"10X10 New Play Festival," 10 new 10-minute plays by 10 playwrights, 7:30 p.m., Barrington Stage Company, Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, (413) 236-8888.

Saturday, March 2

ART

Williams College Museum of Art

"Family Day: Curiosity," hands-on art making and activities in the galleries, 1 to 4 p.m., Main Street, Williamstown, (413) 597-3352.

COMMUNITY

St. Patrick's Celebration

Featuring Terpsichore step dancers, Ceili dancing, corned beef sandwich and dessert and DJ Rob Dwyer, 7 to 11 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, Meadow Lane, Pittsfield. Tickets: (413) 442-8924.

DANCE

Mass MoCA

Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, fusion of dance styles, co-presented with Jacob's Pillow Dance, 8 p.m., Hunter Center, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

LECTURE

Western Gateway

"Women and Science," historical overview, 3 p.m., Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Route 8, North Adams, (413) 663-6312.

LITERARY

The Bookstore

"Getting Married and Other Mistakes," with Barbara Slate, graphic novelist, on her career in the male-dominated world of comic books, part of the "Berkshire Festival of Women Writers," 4 to 5:30 p.m., Housatonic Street, Lenox.

Mason Library

"Why Sedna Matters to Women Writers," ancient Inuit archetype, for women who honor their life stories, 10 to noon; "Women of a Certain Age," older women share their passions, 1 to 3 p.m., part of the "Berkshire Festival of Women Writers," Great Barrington.

Multicultural Bridge

Spoken word poetry workshop, with local/young actor Kori Alston, intensive workshop to focus on writing and performing, 1 to 5 p.m., continues March 9, UNITY, Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, North Adams, (413) 274-1001.

Unicorn Theatre

"Exquisite Dilemmas: Women and Choices," presented by Made in the Berkshires, 7:30 p.m., Main Street, Stockbridge; (413) 997-4444.

MUSIC

Berkshire Music School

Contemporary music recital by young and adult students and BMS faculty members, 2 p.m., Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 442-1411.

Dewey Hall

Adam Rothberg, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, unique contemporary folk music, 7:30 p.m., 91 Main St., Sheffield, www.DeweyHall.com.

EPOCH at Melbourne

Adam Bergeron and Ethan Stone, dueling pianists, 2 p.m., EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne, 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield, (413) 499-1992.

The Garage

Will Evans, lead singer and drummer of roots-rock band Barefoot Truth, and the Sweet Remains, 8 p.m., at Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 997-4444.

'The Met' Series

Wagner's "Parsifal," part of "The Met: Live in HD" series, noon, Clark Art Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown, and at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, with introductory talk by Scott Eyerly, opera expert, 10 a.m.

Williams College

Visiting Artists: Paul LaRosa, baritone, and Vivien Shotwell, mezzo-soprano, 8 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsackers

Snowshoe/hike 5.2 miles in Peoples Forest, south of historic Riverton, Conn., rolling terrain in forest, climb Ragged Mountain and descend other side to search for Indian Caves; (860) 738-1050.

Trustees of Reservations

Snowshoe trek, 10 to noon, Bartholomew's Cobble, Sheffield, (413) 229-8600.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Co.

Auditions for summer youth theater production of "Disney's Aladdin Jr.," all actors must sing, act and move well, for ages 13-19, Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield; by appointment only: (413) 499-5446.

Berkshire Country Day

"Two Cans Connected by a String," an original work written and performed by student ensemble, "Theatre Ten," 2 and 7 p.m., Winthrop Theatre, 45 West St., Lenox, (413) 637-0755.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Liar," adapted from PIerre Corneille's classic farce by David Ives, 7 p.m., Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, (413) 637-1199.

10X10 Festival

"10X10 New Play Festival," 10 new 10-minute plays by 10 playwrights, 3 and 7:30 p.m., Barrington Stage Company, Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, (413) 236-8888.

Sunday, March 3

DANCE

Clark Art Institute

"Ballet in HD" series featuring "Swan Lake," reinterpretation of the classic ballet featuring a male ensemble, 1 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Mass MoCA

Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, fusion of dance styles, co-presented with Jacob's Pillow Dance, 3 p.m., Hunter Center, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

LECTURE

Western Gateway

"It Came from Outer Space ... the Chelyabinsk Event," on the Feb. 15 meteor that occurred over the city of Chelyabinsk, 2 p.m., Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Route 8, North Adams, (413) 663-6312.

 

LITERARY

Storytelling Workshop

"Breathing New Life into Old Stories Through Images and Reflections," creative/interactive workshops where Bible characters are brought to life through rich storytelling and original drawings, for adults and children, noon to 2, First Congregational Church, 25 Park Place, Lee, (413) 243-1033.

 

MUSIC

'Close Encounters' Series

Conversation with Berkshire resident Benjamin Luxon, on his international career in opera, 2 p.m., Lenox Club, 111 Yokun Ave., Lenox; (800) 843-0778.

Dalton United Methodist

"Sing Praise to the Lord" series, with Built On Rock, 3 p.m., 755 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0521.

Williams College

Master class with visiting artists Paul LaRosa, baritone, and Vivien Shotwell, mezzo-soprano, 1 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown.

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Co.

Auditions for summer youth theater production of "Disney's Aladdin Jr.," all actors must sing, act and move well, for ages 13-19, Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield; by appointment only: (413) 499-5446.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Liar," adapted from PIerre Corneille's classic farce by David Ives, 2 p.m., Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, (413) 637-1199.

10X10 Festival

"10X10 New Play Festival," 10 new 10-minute plays by 10 playwrights, 3 and 7:30 p.m., Barrington Stage Company, Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, (413) 236-8888.

Monday, March 4

FILM

Quaker Conference Center

"Genetic Roulette - The Gamble of Our Lives," on genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the U.S., 7 p.m., Powell House Quaker Conference and Retreat Center, 524 Pitt Hall Road, off Country Route 13, Old Chatham, N.Y., (518) 766-2992.

LECTURE

EPOCH at Melbourne

June Waldman, "The Bag Lady," showcase of antique and vintage purses, 1:30 p.m., EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne, 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield, (413) 499-1992.

 

LITERARY

Multicultural Bridge

Spoken word poetry workshop, with local/young actor Kori Alston, intensive workshop to focus on writing and performing, 3:15 to 6:15 p.m., continues March 5 and 6, BRIDGE facility, Great Barrington, (413) 274-1001.

Tuesday, March 5

FILM

Berkshire Athenaeum

"Cinema of Law" series featuring "The Last Campaign," documentary introduced by Hon. Frederic Rutberg, 6 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Wednesday, March 6

KID STUFF

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Kids Create," interactive look at the world of art, for ages 2 to 5 and caregivers, 10:30 a.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

LECTURE

EPOCH at Melbourne

Presentation by Metropolitan Opera costume designer Charles Caine, with historic memorabilia and costumes, 2:30 p.m., EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne, 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield, (413) 499-1992.

 

 

MUSIC

Williams College

"MidweekMusic" series, 12:15 p.m., Chapin Hall, Williamstown.