Thursday November 1, 2012

Thursday

November 1

ART

Berkshire Community College

Art lecture with Joanne F. Desmond, 12:15 p.m., K111, Koussevitzky Arts Center, West Street, Pittsfield.

DANCE

Mass MoCA

"LeWitticisms," evening of dance and music inspired by Sol LeWitt's wall drawings on display, with Williams College's Contemporary Dance En semble, 6:30 and 8 p.m., galleries, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

FILM

Berkshire Museum

"The Story of Film: An Odyssey," 15-part love letter to the movies, part 5, "Postwar Cinema," (1940s), and part 6, "Sex & Melo drama," (1950s), 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Clark Art Institute

"Edvard Munch," docudrama on the grim Norwegian painter, part of the "Old Masters in New Frames" film series, 7 p.m., 225 South St., Wil liamstown, (413) 458-2303.

New Lebanon Library

Community film night, "Gerryman der ing," 7 p.m., discussion to follow, 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., (518) 794-8844.

THEATER

Berkshire School

"The Importance of Being Earnest," a trivial comedy for serious people by Oscar Wilde, 7:30 p.m., Allen Theater, Berkshire School, Sheffield.

Clark Art Institute

"Timon of Athens," by William Shake speare, live transmission presented by London's National Theatre, 2 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Shakespeare & Company

"The 39 Steps," adaptation of John Buchan's novel, 7:30 p.m., 70 Kem ble St., Lenox, (413) 637-1199.

Friday

November 2

ART

First Fridays Artswalk

A broad variety of visual arts displays and programming in more than 20 venues along the North and South Street corridor, 5 to 8 p.m. Venues include Alchemy Initiative, Art On No, the Berkshire Museum, Gallery 25, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, and the Colonial Theatre. Full schedule at firstfridaysartswalk.com.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Meet Rockwell's Models," with artist Daisy Rockwell, granddaughter of Norman Rockwell, who will share memories of modeling for her grandfather, 2:30 p.m., Route 183, Stock bridge, (413) 298-4100.

Ventfort Hall

Hands-on workshop on what it takes to create plaster masterpieces, with master plasterer Jeffrey Gulick, 3 to 5 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox; reservations: (413) 637-3206.

DANCE

Bennington Contradance

Spare Parts performs live, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Beginners welcome with or without a partner. Masonic Lodge, 504 Main St., Ben nington. (802) 447-2173, benningtondance.org

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

"WeeRead Pajama Party," wear your pajamas for a night of storytelling and reading, each gallery with a different story and storyteller, 6 to 9 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

MUSIC

Colonial Theatre

Eagles Band 76th anniversary free community concert, the Eagles Big Band and Wind Symphony, 7 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 997-4444.

Dewey Hall

Multi-instrumentalist David Reed, blend of Berkshire Caribbean funk and blues, 7:30 p.m., 91 Main St., Sheffield; www.DeweyHall.com.

Williams College

Berkshire Symphony, varied works, 8 p.m., Chapin Hall; preconcert talk at 7:15 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown.

THEATER

Berkshire School

"The Importance of Being Earnest," a trivial comedy for serious people by Oscar Wilde, 7:30 p.m., Allen Theater, Berkshire School, Sheffield.

Saturday

November 3

ART

Berkshire Museum

Guest artist Teri Greeves will lead a chilren's hands-on beaded medallion workshop for all ages at 11:30 a.m. and a gallery talk and beadwork dem onstration at 2 p.m. Workshops free with museum admission. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171. 

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Graphic Consciousness: The Visual Culture and Institutions of the In dustrial Labor Movement," 5:30 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

Redroom returns

An evening of art and drama: Life drawing, mingling, raffles, and snacking, 8 p.m. Improvised show of skits, dance, songs, dreams and raps, 9 p.m. Part variety show, part salon, and part fundraiser for Main Street Stage's 2013 Backyard Tour. Studio 21 South, Beaver Mill, Route 8 north, North Adams. www.mainstreetstage
.org, (413) 664-7745.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Botanical Garden

"Making Alcohol-Free Spirits: Cor dials, Shrubs and Syrups from Fruit and Flowers," 10 a.m.; "The Big Squeeze: Making Apple Cider (Hard and Sweet)," sampling, 1 p.m.; "Land scape Design Clinic," field study, 9 a.m.. Routes 102 and 183, Stock bridge, (413) 298-3926.

Cafe Omi

Book signing and tasting with local food writer Elizabeth Field, "Marma lade: Sweet and Savory Spread for a So phis ticated Taste," 1 to 3 p.m., Omi International ArtsCenter, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y., (518) 392-4747.

CRAFT FAIRS

Hinsdale Lions Club

Two floors of crafters and vendors including jewelry, candles, holiday decorations and more, 10 to 4, 337 Maple S.t, Route 143, Hinsdale.

DANCE

Berkshire Ballroom

Shriner's Hospital benefit dance, lesson 7 to 7:45 p.m., dancing 7:45 to 11., Masonic Temple, 116 South St., Pittsfield, www.berkshireballroom.org.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

"Rethink! Stuff," family-friendly art activities inspired by "Rethink! Amer ican Indian Art," including hands-on beaded medallion workshop at 10 a.m., beaded medallion workshop for all ages at 11:30 a.m., gallery talk and beadwork demonstration at 2 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Lenox Library

Live llama visit, from Country Quilt llama farm, for ages 3 and up, 11 a.m., Main Street, Lenox, (413) 637-0197, ext. 105.

Spectrum Playhouse

"Family First Saturday at the Spec trum," with Roger the Jester, 11 a.m., 20 Franklin St., Lee.

LECTURES

Berkshire Museum

"The World Was All Before Them," American 19th-century art and historical, social, cultural, philosophical and religious movements, focus on Hud son River School artists, 10 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Western Gateway

"Indian Summer ... A History," illustrated lecture as part of "Native Amer ican Heritage Month," on the seasonal myths of Indian Sum mer, 3 p.m., Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Route 8, North Adams, (4130 663-6312.

MUSIC

Colonial Theatre

Ronan Tynan, former member of the Irish Tenors, 8 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 997-4444.

Mass MoCA

Ben Perowsky's Moodswing Orch estra, DJ TK Wonder, 8 p.m., Cllub B-10, Marshall Street, North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsackers

Hike Taconic Crest Trail-Petersburg Pass to Berlin Mountain and Southeat Hollow; Karen Ross, (518) 794-7474 or Vicky Singer, (413) 442-3701.

THEATER

Berkshire School

"The Importance of Being Earnest," a trivial comedy for serious people by Oscar Wilde, 7:30 p.m., Allen Theater, Berkshire School, Sheffield.

Shakespeare & Company

"The 39 Steps," adaptation of John Buchan's novel, 2 and 7:30 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox, (413) 637-1199.

Sunday

November 4

ART

Berkshire Museum

"Rethink! Hands-On Workshop: South ern Beaded Baby Moccasins," sewing and/or beading experience required, materials provided, 10 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Stockbridge Library

"H. William Scovill" exhibit, reception 1 to 3 p.m. Scoville, a photographer, moved to Stockbridge in 1948 and died here in 1996. He is most often recognized for the work he did for Norman Rockwell between 1953 and 1963; many of those photographs have become part of the Rockwell Museum's permanent collection. Main street, Stockbridge. (413) 298-5501.

COMMUNITY

Hancock Historical Commission

"The Changing Farm," 22nd gathering of the commission, with speaker Donald Leab of Ioka Valley Farm, 2 to 4 p.m., Hancock School; Marjorie Feathers, (413) 738-5956.

DANCE

Clark Art Institute

"Giselle," classical ballet in two acts with Natalia Osipova and Leonid Sara fanov, recorded at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, 1 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

FILM

Berkshire Museum

"Shadows in Paradise," 2009 documentary on the cultural limbo and disconnection that af flicted 30,000 intellectuals exiled from Europe when Hitler came to power, 2 p.m., Little Cinema, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

KID STUFF

The Egg

"The Ugly Duckling and the Tortoise & the Hare," with Lightwire Theatre, free admission for adults who accompany their children, 3 p.m., Empire State Plaza, Albany, N.Y., (518) 473-1845.

MUSIC

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.

First Congregational/Pittsfield

"French Fireworks," all-French organ concert with Ann Labounsky, sponsored by Berkshire Chapter of Amer ican Guild of Organists, 3 p.m., First Church of Christ, Congregational, Park Square, Pittsfield.

First Congregational/S. Egremont

Becket Praise Team in concert, 3 p.m., sanctuary, South Egremont, (413) 528-2368.

South Berkshire Concert

Songs of Schumann and Copland, 3 p.m. Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington. bard.simons-rock.edu.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsackers

Appalachian Trail, Route 23, Mon terey, to junction of Boardman and Kellogg Road in Great Barrington, 7.1 miles over East and June mountains and ridgewalk through Ice Gulch, not suitable for beginners; call for information: Dona, (413) 717-1665.

Hoffmann Bird Club

Annual census of central Berkshire lakes and wetlands, meet at Berk shire Museum, South Street, Pittsf ield, 7 a.m.; bring lunch and a scope, trip ends around 3 p.m. Information: Tom Tyning, (413) 442-2165.

THEATER

Shakespeare & Company

"The 39 Steps," adaptation of John Buchan's novel, 2 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox, (413) 637-1199.

Monday

November 5

COMMUNITY

Hoffmann Bird Club

Monthly meeting, "The Importance of eBird," with eBird/ Avian Know ledge Network Project leader, Cornell Lab of Ornithology. 7 p.m., Berkshire Life Insurance, 700 South St., Pittsfield.

KID STUFF

Nature Play

Preschool drop-in nature class, Williamstown Rural Lands, outdoor activities, stories and crafts, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Sheep Hill headquarters, 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown. (413) 458-2494 or www.wrlf.org.

The Mount

"Walter Gay and Edith Wharton: Their Friendship and Aesthetics," with Isabel Taube, author of "Impressions of Interiors: Gilded Age Paintings by Walter Gay," 4 p.m., 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, (413) 551-5100.

Tuesday

November 6

Wednesday

November 7

KID STUFF

Nature Play

Nature play drop-off program, Wil liamstown Rural Lands, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Sheep Hill headquarters, 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, (413) 458-2494, www.wrlf.org.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Kids' Create," art for ages 2 to 5, and their caregivers, 10:30 a.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

MUSIC

Williams College

"MidWeek Music," lunchtime music series, 12:15 p.m., seating on stage of Chapin Hall, Williamstown.