Thursday, January 24

DANCE

Williams College

Dance Department winter study showing, free, 7 p.m., Dance Studio, ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown.

FILM

MASS MoCA

"The Other Dream Team," on the Lithuanian basketball stars that helped lead the USSR to Olympic gold, 7:30 p.m., 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

LECTURE

Richmond Free Library

An evening with Jeanet Ingals from Shout Out Loud Productions Inc., focus on sex trafficking, abuse and poverty in the lives of women and children, 6:30 p.m., 2821 State Road, Richmond.

MUSIC

UMass Amherst

Guest pianist Christopher Guzman, works of Beethoven, Stucky and Grieg, 8 p.m., Bezanson Recital Hall, 273 East Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, (413) 545-2511.

Friday, January 25

LECTURE

Stockbridge Library

"Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America," slide talk with Phyllis Kornfeld, artist, educator and author, on the art of prisoners, 6 p.m., Main Street, Stockbridge, (413) 298-5501.

LITERARY

Good Purpose Gallery

"Writers Read," monthly series of established poets and writers reading from their works, with Jonathan Baumbach, fiction, and Cynthia Gardner, poetry, 5:30 p.m., 40 Main St., Lee, (413) 394-5045.

MUSIC

EPOCH Assisted Living

Woody's Gang, bluegrass, 3 p.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield, (413) 499-1992.

UMass Amherst

"Multiple Simultaneous Times," faculty recital featuring works of Akiho, Bresnick and Vinao, 8 p.m., Bezanson Recital Hall, 273 East Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, (413) 545-2511.

OUTDOORS

Notchview

Moonlight skiing, sponsored by Trustees of Reservations, 7 to 9 p.m., Route 9, Windsor, (413) 684-0148.

THEATER

Ghent Playhouse

"Almost Maine," comedy of love in winter by John Cariani, 8 p.m., Town Hall Place, off Route 66, Ghent, N.Y., (800) 838-3006.

Saturday, January 26

COMMUNITY

The Mount

"Edith Wharton's Birthday Open House," in honor of Wharton's 151st birthday, 11 to 4, 2 Plunkett St., off Route 7, Lenox; information: www.EdithWharton.org or (413) 551-5111.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Community celebration to honor real-life heroes from police and firefighters to veterans, medical professionals and community caregivers, 3 to 5 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

FILM

Clark Art Institute

"Ben-Hur," part of the "Widescreen Wonders" film series, free, 2 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum

"Secret Lives of Frogs and Salamanders," with Tom Tyning, Berkshire Community College professor, 2 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 499-9480.

Berkshire Museum

"Kitchen Ka-Boom," fun, wacky, kid-safe experiments, 11 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

LECTURE

Western Gateway

"Comet!" illustrated lecture on the history, science and culture of comets, part of the "Astronomy Month" series, 3 p.m., Route 8, North Adams, (413) 663-6312.

MUSIC

Colonial Theatre

"The Blues Show," featuring the James Montgomery Blues Band, Popa Chubby and the Arthur Holmes Blues Band, 7:30 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 997-4444.

First Congregational

"Music on Main" series featuring "Boom and Bust," music of the 1920s and ‘30s by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin, with Doug Schmolze, vocals and guitar, Vikki True, vocals, Eric Martin, violin, and special guest appearance by Michael Houlihan, 4 p.m., Main Street, Stockbridge.

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

"Hot Chocolate Saturdays," 9 to 4:30, Sheffield, (413) 229-8600.

Berkshire Knapsackers

Cross-country ski/snowshoe/hike depending on conditions, loop around fire tower on Borden Mountain in Savoy State Forest; information: Marion Grillon, (413) 663-8700.

THEATER

Ghent Playhouse

"Almost Maine," comedy of love in winter by John Cariani, 8 p.m., Town Hall Place, off Route 66, Ghent, N.Y., (800) 838-3006.

Sunday, January 27

DANCE

Clark Art Institute

"Don Quixote," by leading Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, part of the "Ballet in HD" series, 1 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

LITERARY

Storytelling Workshop

"Breathing New Life Into Old Stories Through Images and Reflections," creative and interactive workshop for adults and children, noon to 2, Congregational Church, 25 Park Place, Lee, (413) 243-1033.

MUSIC

Berkshire Music School

Recital from the studio of Bing Liu, violin and viola, 1:30 p.m., Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 442-1411.

Dalton United Methodist

Contemporary worship service featuring Cross Talk Praise Band, 4 p.m., 755 Main St,. Dalton, (413) 684-0521.

Stockbridge Festival Chorus

Rehearsals for spring concert April 27 which is to feature Mendelssohn's "Elijah," 1 to 3 p.m., church sanctuary, First Congregational Church, Main Street, Stockbridge, (413) 243-6076.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsackers

Cross-country ski/snowshoe/hike from Balance Rock State Park to Potter Mountain Road and on across ridge to Jiminy Peak; information: Kathy Lee, (413) 443-9562.

THEATER

Ghent Playhouse

"Almost Maine," comedy of love in winter by John Cariani, 2 p.m., Town Hall Place, off Route 66, Ghent, N.Y., (800) 838-3006.

Monday, January 28

MUSIC

Eagles Band Rehearsals

Eagles Wind Symphony rehearsal, new members welcome to sit in, bring a music stand, from 7 to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield. Information: (413) 499-2071.

Lichtenstein Center

Folkloric and contemporary Afro-Caribbean and West African drumming, percussion and singing class with Aimee Gelinas of Gaia Roots, beginner/intermediate class at 6 p.m., intermediate/advanced class at 7 p.m., 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield; information: aimee@gaiaroots.com.

Tuesday, January 29

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Athenaeum

"Excel 102," learn how to enter and manipulate data in a basic spreadsheet, 7 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 499-9480.

MUSIC

UMass Amherst

Visiting jazz artists, Earl MacDonald & Hartford Jazz Society's New Directions Ensemble, 8 p.m., Bezanson Recital Hall, 273 East Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, (413) 545-2511.

Wednesday, January 30

MUSIC

UMass Amherst

Guest bass trombonist Gabe Langfur, 8:15 p.m., Bezanson Recital Hall, 273 East Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, (413) 545-2511.