Thursday November 8, 2012

Thursday

November 8

FILM

Berkshire Museum

"The Story of Film: An Odyssey," love letter to the movies, part 7, "European New Wave," and part 8, "New Direc tors, New Forms," (1960s), 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

LECTURE

Mass. College of Liberal Arts

MCLA Fall Speakers: George Mitch ell, global diplomat, peace negotiator and leadership expert, 7 p.m., Cam pus Center gymnasium, Church Street, North Adams, (413) 662-5185.

LITERARY

Mass MoCA

Book club focusing on works of fiction related to exhibition, "Invisible Cities," 6 p.m., Galleries, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

N. Adams Public Library

Veteran energy expert Bruce Harley on his new book, "Insulate & Weath erize," on residential energy efficiency, 6 to 7:30 p.m., third floor, North Adams.

MUSIC

Berkshire Athenaeum

Sonny & Perley, jazzy sounds from the Golden Age of American Music, 7 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Williams College

Master class with visiting artists from the Escher Quarter, 4:15 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown.

THEATER

Walking the Dog Theater

"The Death Show (a recital)," preview at 8 p.m., Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y., (518) 610-0909.

Friday

November 9

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

"In the Studio with Ann Opperman," a special afternoon with Norman Rock well's secretary, Ann Opperman, whose father designed Rockwell's Stockbridge studio space, 2:30 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

DANCE

Bennington College

Martha Hill Dance Theater, 8 p.m., VAPA Symposium, Bennington, Vt., (802) 379-5116.

MUSIC

The Garage

"Matt Cusson: Up Close and Per sonal," free songwriting workshop at 4 p.m., concert at 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 997-4444.

Sanctuary for Independent Media

Argentine vocalist and composer Sofia Rei, 7 p.m., 3361 6th Ave., North Troy, N.Y., (518) 272-2390.

THEATER

Walking the Dog Theater

"The Death Show (a recital)," 8 p.m., Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y., (518) 610-0909.

Saturday

November 10

ART

Williams College Museum of Art

"Kidspace at WCMA: Artistic Cur iosity," hands-on activities including an interactive gallery guide, art detective games, drawing challenges and more, 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, suite 2, Williamstown, (413) 597-3352.

CRAFT FAIRS

St. Joseph's High

15th annual Holiday Harvest Craft Fair, 9 to 3, 22 Maplewood Ave., Pittsfield.

LECTURES

Berkshire Botanical Garden

"Spectacular Natives! Diversity and Beauty from the Wilds of America," 10 to noon, and "Gardens Filled with Life: Designing with Northeastern Flora," 1 to 3 p.m., corner of routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3926.

Berkshire Museum

"The World Was All Before Them," series on American 19th-century art as the embodiment of the historical, social, cultural, philosophical and religious movements in America, this week focuses on the development of Manifest Destiny icons including painters Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran, and photographers Timothy O'Sullivan and William Jackson, 10 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

LITERARY

The Bookloft

Local author and vegetarian chef Jeanne Lemlin to read and sign copies of her book, "Simply Satis fying: Over 200 Vegetarian Recipes You'll Want to Make Again and Again," 11 to 1, 332 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, (413) 528-1521.

The Bookstore

Double reading with former Clampitt Poetry Fellow, James Arthur and Pittsfield poet Cynthia Gardner, 5 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.

Geoffrey Young Gallery

Poet, painter and cultural critic, Wayne Koestenbaum on issues as diverse as Andy Warhol, Jackie O., Lyric poetry and gay identity, 6 p.m., 40 Railroad St., Great Barrington.

MUSEUMS

Berkshire Museum

"Chief Konkapot Festival of Native American Culture and History," celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Jerry Thundercloud McDonald, 1 p.m., and Joseph Firecrow, 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pitts field, (413) 443-7171.

MUSIC

Clark Art Institute

The Met: Live in HD, "The Tempest," premiere of Shake speare's masterpiece, 12:55 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

First Congregational

Vocal recital with mezzo-soprano Kara Cornell withpianist Evan Mack and baritone Jack Brown, 4 p.m., Main Street, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3137.

First United Methodist

Benefit concert and farm-to-table Thanksgiving dinner, to benefit Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, 5 to 7 p.m., concert with Bobby Sweet and the BSweet Band, with Jordan Weller and the Feathers, 7 p.m., 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield.

Mass MoCA

Alsarah & the Nubatones, Sudan ese-American singer, original compositions and traditional Nubian pieces, 8 p.m., Club B10, 1040 Marshall St., North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

uNi Coffeehouse

The Short Sisters, harmony trio, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Society Meet inghouse, 245 Porter Lake Drive, Spring field, (413) 562-3990.

Williams College

"How Sweet the Sound," with the Wil liams Gospel Choir, 7 p.m., First Con gregational Church, and Williams Con cert Choir and Chamber Choir, 8 p.m., Thomp son Memorial Chapel, Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsackers

Hike from Jones Nose on Woodason Springs, Rounds Rock, Northrup and Bradley Farm trails, Mount Greylock; Ron Rousseau, (413) 443-5401.

Hoffmann Bird Club

NW Connecticut waterfowl census, meet at Bartholomew's Cobble at 8 a.m., bring lunch and a scope; leader, Kate Ryan, (413) 528-4355.

THEATER

Walking the Dog Theater

"The Death Show (a recital)," 8 p.m., Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y., (518) 610-0909.

Sunday

November 11

MUSEUMS

Berkshire Museum

"Chief Konkapot Festival of Native American Culture and History," celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Larry Spotted Crow Mann, 1 p.m., and Sandy Rhodes, 3 p.m., and Joseph Fire crow, 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

MUSIC

Berkshire Museum

"Siegfried," opera in German with subtitles, 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pitts field, (413) 443-7171.

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.

THEATER

Walking the Dog Theater

"The Death Show (a recital)," 2 and 8 p.m., Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y., (518) 610-0909.

Monday

November 12

Tuesday

November 13

LECTURE

Bennington College

Grahame Shane, author of "Recom binant Urbanism: Conceptual Mod eling in Architecture, Urban Design and CityTheory," 7 p.m., Tishman Lec ture Hall, Bennington, Vt., (802) 379-5116.

MUSIC

University of Mass

Marimba bands and ensembles, 8 p.m., Bowker Auditorium, Amherst, (413) 545-2511.

Wednesday

November 14

FILM

Berkshire Community College

"When the Mountains Tremble," part of the "Diversity Film Series," 6:30 p.m., K111, Koussevitzky Arts Center, West Street, Pittsfield.

KID STUFF

Nature Play

Nature play drop off program sponsored by Williamstown Rural Lands, outdoor activities, stories, games and nature crafts, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Sheep Hill headquarters, 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, (413) 458-2494 or www.wrlf.org.

MUSIC

Williams College

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

OUTDOORS

Wistariahurst

"Recycling is for the Birds," final garden of the season on crafting with recycled items, 6:30 p.m., 238 Cabot St., Holyoke, (413) 322-5660.