Art exhibits and work for sale aby local artists at two dozen venues on North and South streets, Pittsfield.


‘Tablescapes,' curated by Ben Evans, functional objects relating to the table in clay, glass, fiber, metal, wood. 305 North St. Pittsfield, opening 5 to 8 p.m. during Pittsfield's Artswalk. 305 North St., Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Todd Burdick, director of interpretation and public programs at Hancock Shaker Village, who modeled for Wendell Minor's "Shaker Hearts Book," will speak with Minor about his illustrations. 2:30 p.m., Stockbridge.


Berkshire Museum

‘Festival of Trees' -- 200 trees throughout the galleries decorated to reflect the retro style of 1903, the creative energy of 2013, and the potential of 2113. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171,

Deck the Halls

Caroling 6:30 p.m. and Tree Lighting 7 to 7:30 p.m. the Spencer town Green, County Route 7, Spen certown, N.Y. Refreshments.

Lenox Tree Lighting

Tree Lighting and Santa's arrival, 6 p.m., Lilac Park, downtown Lenox.

Main Street at Christmas

Readings Around the Hearth, 5 p.m. Stockbridge Library, Free. Main Street, Route 7. (413) 298-5200,

Pittsfield Tree Lighting

Ceremony 5 to 8 p.m. Refreshments and music in the Museum, tree lighting in Pittsfield's Park Square. The Taconic High School Honors Choir will perform. Half-price museum admission from 5 to 8 p.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171,


Berkshire Jazz

Jay Messer Quintet performs for First Friday Artswalk in Pittsfield, 7 p.m. Baba Louie's 34 Depot St., Pittsfield.

Clark Art Institute

Holiday Concert with Irish-American band Solas. 4 p.m. Fresh arrangements of age-old tunes. Seamus Egan on flute, tenor banjo, mandolin, tin whistles, guitars, bodhran; Winifred Horan on violins and vocals; Mick McAuley on accordians, contertina, low whistle and vocals; Eamon McElholm on guitars, keyboards, vocals; and Niamh Varian-Barry on vocals. 225 South St., Williamstown.

A Renaissance Christmas

Bard College at Simon's Rock Col legium and vocal ensemble Tapestry, program of Renaissance Christmas Music, 7 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, 12 Main St, Salisbury, Conn. Free. (413) 298-5365.

Williams College

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Piano Studio Recital, 4 p.m. and the Wind Ensemble, 7 p.m., Williamstown.


Ghent Playhouse

Annual Christmas pantomime: ‘Sleep Frog,' merging fairy tales with spells, songs and schtick in a Comic British tradition. 8 p.m. (800) 838-3006,

'It's a Wonderful Life'

Live Radio Play inspired by Frank Capra's 1946 film. 7:30 p.m. Shake speare & Company, 70 Kemble St. Lenox. (413) 637-3353,

'Willy Wonka'

Undermountain elementary school play, 7 p.m. at Consolati Performing Arts Center, Sheffield.