Thursday October 18, 2012

Thursday

October 18

ART

Williams College Museum of Art

"WCMA at Night," with artists, musicians, dancers, writers, students and others at the museum for connection, collaboration and art-making, "Draw ing on the Walls," inspired by Sol LeWitt, 5 to 9 p.m., Main Street, Williamstown, (413) 597-2429.

COMMUNITY

'Third Thursday'

Halloween and children's costume contest and parade and other Hal loween-related activities, 5 to 8 p.m., Downtown Pittsfield.

FILM

Berkshire Museum

"The Story of Film: An Odyssey," 15-part love letter to the movies, this week features, part 1, "Birth of the Cinema," (1900-1920), and part 2, "The Holl ywood Dreams," (1920s), 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Clark Art Institute

"Caravaggio," story of the scandalous Italian Baroque painter, part of the film series, "Old Masters in New Frames," 7 p.m., 225 South St., Will iamstown, (413) 458-2303.

LITERARY

Bard College at Simon's Rock

"Poetry and Fiction," series with John Koethe, 7:30 p.m., Blodgett House, Alford Road, Great Barrington.

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.

ITAM Lodge

"Mamma Mia! Murder!" murder mystery dinner sponsored by UNICO to benefit underinsured patients of Porchlight VNA/Home Care, 5:30 p.m., Waubeek Road, Pittsfield; reservations: (413) 243-1212.

Shakespeare & Company

"The 39 Steps," adaptation of John Buchan's novel, 7:30 p.m., Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, Kemble Street, Lenox, (413) 637-1199.

Williamstheatre

"East O' West O'," re-imagining of the Norwegian folktale, "East of the Sun West of the Moon," 7:30 p.m., Adams Memorial Theatre, Williamstown.

Friday

October 19

DANCE

Williams College

"The Russian Seasons," dancers from the New York City Ballet, 8 p.m., MainStage; and, "The Sixty-Twos Pro ject," workshop for those with or without dance training, ages 14 and up, 5 p.m., Dance Studio, ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown.

FILM

Mass MoCA

Williamstown Film Festival, 8 p.m., Hunter Center, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

Haunted Hayride

"Purgatory Road," for ages 12 and up, 7 to 10 p.m., 190 Cleveland Road, Dalton.

Jiminy Peak

"13 Nights at Jiminy," includes a haunted giant swing ride and Soaring Eagle zipline, for ages 10 and up, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., tours leave every 15 minutes, last one at 10:30 p.m., Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, Hancock.

KID STUFF

Lenox Library

Evening of all things "Star Wars," trivia contest, video games, history of "Star Wars" and more, come dressed as a "Star Wars" character, bring show-and-tell items, for ages 6 and older, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Main Street, Lenox, (413) 637-0197, ext. 105.

MUSIC

Colonial Theatre

"Play It Forward," Rock On Young Musicians' Workshop's 10th anniversary concert, former members of multi-platinum-selling band Boston, and a special tribute to the memory of journalist/violinist Daniel Pearl by Sarah Hubbard, winner of the 2012 Daniel Pearl Memorial Violin Award, 111 South St., Pittsfield; (413) 499-1733.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Lord of the Flies," 8 p.m., with post-show discussion, Mainstage, 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., Lenox, (413) 637-1199.

Spectrum Playhouse

Royal Berkshire Improv Troupe, improv comedy, 7:30 p.m., 20 Franklin St., Lee.

WAM Theatre

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

Saturday

October 20

COMMUNITY

Bard College at Simon's Rock

"Discovery Day," school tours and information, 9 a.m., Blodgett House, Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Crowne Plaza

Rception to welcome the Moffatt School of Irish Dancing from Ballina and County Mayo, Ireland, entertainment by Sister City Jazz Ambas sadors, 7 to 9:30 p.m., West Street, Pittsfield, (413) 442-8924.

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

Haunted Hayride

"Purgatory Road," for age 12 and up, 7 to 10 p.m., 190 Cleveland Road, Dalton.

Jiminy Peak

"13 Nights at Jiminy," includes a haunted giant swing ride and Soaring Eagle zipline, for ages 10 and up, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., tours leave every 15 minutes, last one at 10:30 p.m., Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, Hancock.

Kidspace

"Halloween Gallery Quest," wear Hallo ween costume and explore art by making projects and visiting the galleries, 11 a.m., Mass MoCA, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

Ventfort Hall

"Tea and Talk," with E. Ashley Rooney, on her book, "Berkshire Ghosts, Legends & Lore," followed by Victorial tea with question-and-answer session, 3 p.m.; Chicopee Para normal Investigators to host an investigation from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. 104 Walker St., Lenox; reservations: TomLaughlin, (413) 536-1811.

LECTURE

Berkshire Museum

"The World Was All Before Them," four-part series on American 19th-century art as the embodiment of the historical, social, cultural, philosophical and religious movements in America. 10 to noon, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

MUSIC

Berkshire Drum Fest

Berkshire Pulse faculty, students and community members, evening of drumming, percussion, dance and song from around the world, Boland Theatre, Koussevitzky Arts Center, Berkshire Community College, West Street, Pittsfield; information: Aimee Gelinas, aimee@gaiaroots.com.

Close Encounters with Music

"Music for Four Hands," Natalia Lavr ova and Vassily Primakov, Rus sian piano duo, works of Mozart, Chopin, Schubert and Corigliano, 6 p.m., Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Bar rington, (413) 528-0100.

Mass MoCA

"Loser's Lounge: Muppet Music Extra vganza," all-star tribute ensemble, 3 p.m., Hunter Center, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

Lenox Contradance

Larry Unger and Julie Metcalk play live; beginner instruction at 8 p.m. and dance 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox. www.lenoxcontradance.org.

Spectrum Playhouse

Linda Worster and David Grover in concert with special guest Puggy Demary, 7 p.m., 20 Franklin St., Lee.

Williams College

Williams Chamber Players, featuring Stravinsky's "L'Histoire du Soldat" and Nathan Bott's natural trumpet, 8 p.m., Chapin Hall, Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsackers

Pittsfield State Forest, climb to Berry Pond and up Taconic Crest to Taconic Skyline. (413) 997-2120.

Guided Property Walk

Explore conservation land with naturalist Rene Wendell, 1 p.m., Bow Wow Farm on Bow Wow Road, Sheffield-Egre mont line. Sheffield Land Trust, (413) 229-0234.

Historical Walk

Guided historical walk along Hoosic River, offered by Hoosic River Revival, meet at City Hall parking lot, 11 a.m., North Adams.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Lord of the Flies," 8 p.m., with post-show discussion, Mainstage, Union Street, Pittsfield, (413) 236-8888.

Ghent Playhouse

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

Shakespeare & Company

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

WAM Theatre

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

Williamstheatre

"East O' West O'," 7:30 p.m., Adams Memorial Theatre, Williamstown.

Sunday

October 21

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Humane Society

20th anniversary of helping animals in Berkshire County, live auction, performances to benefit the humane society and Purradise cat adoption center, 4 to 7 p.m., Cranwell Resort, Lenox; (413) 447-7878, ext. 31.

Walk to end homelessness

Construct Inc.'s annual walk to provide emergency assistance fo all in the southern Berk shires who face a housing crisis. Registration begins at 12:30p.m., walk at 1 p.m. from Ski Butternut, 380 State Road, Great Barrington, to 41 Mahaiwe St.

CRAFT FAIRS

Dalton craft fair

Dalton American Legion Auxiliary, 10 to 3, 258 North St., Dalton.

DANCE

Berkshire Museum

"L'Alra Meta del Cielo," from the Teatro alla Scala, special screening in Little Cinema, noon, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Shakespeare & Company

Moffatt School of Irish Dancing to perform "An Emigrant's Farewell," with Blueberry Buckle, to benefit Irish Cultural Exchanges, 2:30 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox, (413) 637-3353.

FILM

Triplex Cinema

"The Invisible War," award-winning documentary presented by Berk shire Inter national Film Festival Friends Film Society and Radio2Women, film deals with the cover up of rape in the U.S. military, community/panel discussion to follow film, 11 a.m., Railroad Street, Great Bar rington, (413) 528-8030.

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

Hayrides

Family-friendly fun 1 to 4 p.m., 190 Cleveland Road, Dalton.

MUSIC

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Faculty Recitalwith Hilda Banks Shapiro and Anne Chamber lain, 3 p.m., Kellogg Music Center, Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Music School

Community intergenerational drum circle with Otha Day, 1 to 2 p.m., Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave., Pitts field, (413) 442-1411.

Song writing workshop

Robin O'Herin and Andy Kelly, 6 to 8 p.m., part 2 is Nov. 4, Monterey Community Church, Main Street, Mon terey, (413) 243-2271.

Skinner Memorial Chapel

Jose Gonzalez and Criollo Clasico Trio, 2 p.m., United Con gre gational Church of Holyoke, (413) 532-1483.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Lord of the Flies," 3 p.m., with post-show discussion, Mainstage, 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.

Monday

October 22

LECTURES

Bushnell-Sage Library

Author Simon Winchester on his new book, "Skulls: An Exploration of Alan Dudley's Curious Collection," 6:30 p.m., Sheffield.

Williams College

"Bristol Bay: A World of Challenges and Opportunities," with Barton Seaver, chef, author, speaker and National Geographic Fellow, who is working to restore our relationship with the ocean, the land and with each other through dinner, 6:30 p.m., Griffin 3, Williamstown. brent.wasser
@williams.edu.

Tuesday

October 23

MUSIC

Berkshire Community College

"Young Artist Series Recital," with Lisa Williamson, soprano, arias, art songs and selections from the "Great American Songbook," 7 p.m., Boland Theatre, West Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-4660.

WORKSHOP

Berkshire Community College

Critical thinking workshop, learn easy ways to ensure your thinking is logical and your evidence, appropriate, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., H115, Hawthorne Hall, West Street, Pittsfield.

Wednesday

October 24

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

Williams College

Demonstration with Deb Brothers, costume director and lecturer in theater, on how spirits, monsters and gore are created onstage, 4:15 p.m., Directing Studio, ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown.

MUSIC

Williams College

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