Thursday October 11, 2012

Thursday

October 11

ART

Clark Art Institute

"Looking at Lunchtime," discussion with Teresa O’Toole, curatorial coordinator, on the "Clark Remix" exhibition, 12:30 p.m., 225 South St., Williams town, (413) 458-2303.

COMMUNITY

Farmers’ Market

"Pumpkin Spooktacular," pumpkin carving contest, scarecrow building and favorite pumpkin food contest, 3 to 7 p.m.,, rain or shine, village center, near Post Office, West Stockbridge.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

Joe Iconis & Family, cabaret performance as part of "Mr. Finn’s Cabaret," 8 p.m., Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, Linden Street, Pittsfield, (413) 236-8888.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Lord of the Flies," by William Golding, 7 p.m., with post-show discussion, Mainstage, Union Street, Pittsfield, (413) 236-8888.

Clark Art Institute

London’s National Theatre Live in HD: "The Last of the Haussmans," new play by Stephen Beresford, 2 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Friday

October 12

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Norman Rockwell: Humorous Tales and Little Known Facts," talk 2:30 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Community College

Berkshire Orchid & Tropical Show, exhibits, workshops and sales, preview party from 5 to 7 p.m., Paterson Field House, 1350 West St., Pitts field, (413) 236-2185.

Bushnell-Sage Library

Book talk on "Esther’s Journey - a Holocaust Memoir," with local author Judith Schumer, on her family’s escape from Nazi-occupied Poland, 6:30 p.m., Sheffield.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

Joe Iconis & Family, cabaret performance as part of "Mr. Finn’s Cabaret," 10 p.m., Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, Linden Street, Pittsfield, (413) 236-8888.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Lord of the Flies," 8 p.m., Main stage, Union Street, Pittsfield, (413) 236-8888.

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," 7:30 p.m., 70 Kem ble St.t, Lenox, (413) 637-1199.

WAM Theatre

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

West Stockbridge Town Hall

Richard Clark as author/humorist Mark Twain, 7 p.m., 1854 Town Hall, Main Street, (413) 232-4304.

WORKSHOP

Tree Measuring Workshop

Demonstration of state-of-the-art measurement equipment, techniques and mathematics to calculate the height and volume of trees in Mohawk Trail State Forest, easy walking involved, 3 miles, bring a snack and water, 9:15 to 4:30, meet at Mohawk Trail Stae Forest Headquarters, 175 Mohawk Trail, Route 2, Charlemont, (413) 339-5504.

Saturday

October 13

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Walk and Talk: Norman Rockwell Museum Site and Studio," special walking to explore museum’s grounds, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Community College

Berkshire Orchid & Tropical Show, exhibits, workshops and sales, preview party from 9 to 5, Paterson Field House, 1350 West St., Pittsfield, (413) 236-2185.

Bizarre Bazaar

43rd annual event: handcrafts, speciality gifts, photography, art prints and more, Brigham Center, East Street, Pittsfield.

DANCE

Ventfort Hall

"Dancin’ at the Mansion: Halloween Party," with the Greg Caputo Quartet, costumes encouraged, 7:30 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox, (413) 637-3206.

FILM

Berkshire Museum

"Stars in Shorts," collection of short films with some of the world’s biggest actors, noon, Little Cinema, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Spectrum Playhouse

"Berkshire Shorts Film Festival," local and independent short film showcase, 7 p.m., 40 Main St., Lee.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum

"Autumn Fun!" reading, craft, short video and snacks, for toddlers and preschoolers, 10:30 a.m., Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

Joe Iconis & Family, cabaret performance as part of "Mr. Finn’s Cabaret," 8 p.m., Linden Street, Pittsfield, (413) 236-8888.

Clark Art Institute

Donizetti’s "L’Elisir D’Amore," comic opera, Live in HD" 12:55 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Colonial Theatre

The New England Jazz Ensemble with Ali Ryerson and Giacomo Gates, 8 p.m., Williams Jazz Ensemble opens, 111 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 997-4444.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsackers

Hike up Berlin Pass Trail to Taconic Crest Trail and Petersburg Pass; (413) 743-0384, rain cancels.

Berkshire Natural Resource Council

Basin Pond Trail in Lee, 9 a.m. hike the loop. (413) 499-0596 or www.BNRC.net.

Bidwell House

"Archaeology on Bidwell Grounds: Native Americans, the First Meeting House and the Knox Trail," Hous atonic Heri tage Walk, with local historian George Emmons, 10 a.m., 100 Art School Road, Monterey, (413) 528-6888.

October Mountain State Forest

Exploration of scenic, wooded Gorge Trail up to Felton Pond and back with park interpreter Alec Gillman, to discover work of the Civilian Conseration Corps, 1 p.m.; (413) 499-4262.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Lord of the Flies," 8 p.m., Main stage, Union Street, Pittsfield, (413) 236-8888.

Ghent Playhouse

"The Countess," 8 p.m., Ghent, N.Y., (518) 392-6264.

Mass MoCA

"Mumblecore Movies, Sex Robots & More," comedy show, Nerd Nite, 8 p.m., North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

Shakespeare & Company

"The 39 Steps,"2 and 7:30 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox, (413) 637-1199.

WAM Theatre

"The Old Mezzo," opening at 8 p.m., Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Sunday

October 14

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Museum

Wally’s Birthday, 15th birthday celebration of the museum’s dinosaur, sing "Happy Birthday" at 2 p.m., cake-cutting, front lawn noon to 5 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

DANCE

Clark Art Institute

Moretti and Monteverdi’s "Cara vag gio," ballet in HD, 1 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

FILM

Berkshire Museum

"Stars in Shorts," collection of short films with some of the world’s biggest actors, 8 p.m., Little Cinema, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

MUSIC

Bascom Lodge

"The Return of Johnny Salsa!" salsa dance music, 5 to 7 p.m., lobby, Adams, (413) 743-1591.

Berkshire Museum

"L’Italiana i Algeri," opera from the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, noon, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

N. Chatham Free Library

Starry Mountain Trio, traditional vocal folk music, polyphonic music from the Republic of Georgia, and ballads from the British Isles and Appalachia, 3 p.m., 4287 Route 203, North Chatham, N.Y., (518) 766-3211.

Williams College

Visiting artists Gotham Early Music Scene: "Galileo’s Muse," 3 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Williamstown, (413) 597-2425.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Natural Resource Council

Barrett Reserve Hike in Great Bar rington, 135-acre reserve, gently rolling terrain, walkable logging roads and scenic wetlands, 9 a.m.; Bob’s Way Hike in Monterey, view wetland’s wildlife. (413) 499-0596 or www.BNRC.net.

Hoffmann Bird Club

"The Big Sit," worldwide count of species seen or heard at the height of migration, Canoe Meadows Sanc tuary, Holmes Road, Pittsfield; (413) 634-0234, (413) 281-1017.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Lord of the Flies," 3 p.m., Main stage, Union Street, Pittsfield, (413) 236-8888.

Ghent Playhouse

"The Countess," 2 p.m., Ghent, N.Y., (518) 392-6264.

Shakespeare & Company

"The 39 Steps," 2 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox, (413) 637-1199.

WAM Theatre

"The Old Mezzo," 5 p.m., Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Monday

October 15

FILM

Berkshire Museum

"Stars in Shorts," collection of short films with some of the world’s biggest actors, 2 and 7 p.m., Little Cinema, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Williams College

"Halloween Screamings," series of related events that examine horror, monsters, this week "Rinne (Re in car nation)," 7 p.m., at Images Cinema, Spring Street, Williamstown.

Tuesday

October 16

LECTURE

Berkshire Community College

Fossil Fuel Industries talk on "The New Value" proposition, 12:15 p.m., Hawthorne Hall, room 207, 12:15 p.m., West Street, Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Berkshire Museum

"L’Italiana i Algeri," 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Wednesday

October 17

COMMUNITY

Brien Center

Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Pre vention presents Liz Friedman of MotherWomen Inc. and founder of the Postpartum Sup port Initiative, 5:30 to 7 p.m., reception at 5:15, 333 East St., Pittsfield. (413) 387-0703.

Mass. College of Liberal Arts

Howard Kurtz, host of CNN’s "Re liable Resources," 7 p.m., MCLA Church Street Center, Church Street, North Adams; (413) 662-5185.

MUSIC

Williams College

"MidWeek Music," 12:15 p.m., Chapin Hall stage, Williamstown, (413) 597-2425.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Natural Resource Council

Burbank Trail to Lenox Vista, 10 a.m. (413) 499-0596 or www.BNRC.net.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Lord of the Flies," 2 and 7 p.m., Union Street, Pittsfield, (413) 236-8888.