ThursdayFebruary 7

MUSIC

Williams College

Capital Trio, visiting artists, 8 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown.

 

WORKSHOP

Berkshire Co-op

"Make Your Own Snacks," part of "The Homemade Pantry Workshop Series," with Alana Chernila, author and Great Barrington resident, make crackers and granola bars, 6 to 8 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, (413) 528-9697.

FridayFebruary 8

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Civil Rights Movement: Norman Rockwell's Perspective," in celebration of Black History Month, learn about Norman Rockwell's powerful images during the 1960's Civil Rights Movement, 2:30 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

COMMUNITY

nbCC Monthly Forum

"Attracting Primary Care Physicians to Northern Berkshire," sponsored by Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, on the challenges of being an underserved community for primary care medical services, 10 to noon, First Baptist Church, use Eagle Street entrance, North Adams; Al Basehvkin, (413) 663-7588.

DANCE

The Egg

Brian Brooks Moving Company, "Big City," dance explores physical and emotional destruction that takes over nations, communities and individuals, and the rebuilding that follows, 8 p.m., Albany, N.Y., (518) 473-1845.

Mass MoCA

Leesaar the Company: Grass and Jackals, new dance piece and light spectacle with choreography by Lee Sher and Saar Harari, 8 p.m., Hunter Center, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

 

FILM

Berkshire Museum

"Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2013," featuring Oscar-nominated live action shorts including "Asad," "Curfew" and "Death of a Shadow," 7 p.m., Little Cinema, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Images Cinema

"Valley of Saints," film screening with director Musa Syeed, organized by Muslim Student Association of Williams College, followed by Q&A session with the director, 5 p.m., Spring Street, Williamstown.

MUSIC

Clark Art Institute

Louisiana's Preservation Hall Jazz Band, includes three-course dinner to precede concert, dinner at 6 p.m., Clark Cafe; concert at 8 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Devonshire Estates

"A Taste of Italy," with Dave Malichino, 4 p.m., Lenox, (413) 637-1700.

EPOCH

Dave Winchester, piano, 3 p.m., EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne, 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield, (413) 499-1992.

THEATER

Shakespeare & Company

"The Liar," adapted from PIerre Corneille's classic farce by David Ives, 7 p.m., Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, (413) 637-1199.

SaturdayFebruary 9

ART

Berkshire Museum

"Ansel Adams Masterworks," from the collection of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, Calif., opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m., exhibit on display through June 2, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Mass MoCA

"Free Day," galleries open free of charge for the day, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"27th Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show," original works by Berkshire County high school art students, 1 to 4 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

 

DANCE

MASS MoCA

Dance party with Chicha Libre, Latin rhythms, surf music and psychedelic Peruvian pop, 8 p.m., Hunter Center; North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

 

EXHIBITS

Berkshire Historical Society

Opening brunch for new exhibit, "The Kimball-Salisbury Women: Chicago to Tor Court, 1890-1930," featuring gowns worn by four different Kimball women, brunch from 11 to 1 at Salisbury Estates Community Center, 36 Tor Salisbury Court, Pittsfield; exhibit to be on display at Arrowhead through March 31.

 

FILM

Beacon Cinema

"Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters," special encore screening of the award-winning documentary by Ben Shapiro on the acclaimed photographer, 4:30 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Museum

"Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2013," featuring Oscar-nominated live action shorts including "Asad," "Curfew" and "Death of a Shadow," 7 p.m., Little Cinema, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Clark Art Institute

"Lawrence of Arabia," 1962 sweeping tale of the Middle East by David Lean, part of "Widescreen Wonders" film series, 2 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Co-op Market

"DIY Kids: Secret Message Collage Valentines," make a Valentine using found objects and collage items, 3 p.m., 42 Bridge St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-9697, ext. 13.

Berkshire Museum

"Bats: Out of the Cave and Into the Night," learn about bats and echolocation, 11 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

LECTURE

Berkshire Museum

"Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery, Part 2," with author Barbara Krauthamer, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, 10 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

MUSIC

Berkshire Music School

Contemporary music concert by young and adult students and school faculty, 2 p.m., 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 442-1411.

uNi Coffeehouse

"Almost Valentine's Day" concert with Chicago-based duo, Small Potatoes, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Society Meetinghouse, 245 Porter Lake Drive, Springfield, (413) 562-3990.

WAMC The Linda

Milo Greene with guest MaryLeigh Roohan, 8 p.m., WAMC's performing arts studio, 339 Central Ave., Albany, N.Y., (518) 465-5233, ext. 158.

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

Snowshoe Trek, 10 to noon, Sheffield, (413) 229-8600.

 

THEATER

Shakespeare & Company

"The Liar," adapted from PIerre Corneille's classic farce by David Ives, 7 p.m., Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, (413) 637-1199.

SundayFebruary 10

DANCE

The Egg

"Peter and the Wolf," with New York Theatre Ballet, featuring jazz, tap and modern dance moves, 3 p.m., Albany, N.Y., (518) 473-1845.

 

FILM

Berkshire Museum

"Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2013," featuring Oscar-nominated live action shorts including "Asad," "Curfew" and "Death of a Shadow," 7 p.m., Little Cinema, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Triplex Cinema

"Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters," special encore screening of the award-winning documentary by Ben Shapiro on the acclaimed photographer, 11 a.m., Railroad Street, Great Barrington.

MUSIC

Clark Art Institute

Renowned harpsichordist Victor Hill, free solo recital, featuring works of Bach, Duphly and Scarlatti, 3 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

United Congregational

The Pioneer Valley Fiddlers, part of "Experience Music at United," 2 p.m., Skinner Memorial Chapel, United Congregational Church of Holyoke, corner of Appleton and Maple streets, Route 141, Holyoke, (413) 532-1483.

Williams College

Berkshire Soloist Competition, pre-competition recital, 3 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown, (413) 597-2425.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsackers

Snowshoe/hike 5-6 miles, Dome Trail, Pownal, Vt., to summit, returning on Agawon Trail to Broad Brook Trail; Mary Vadney, (518) 756-3881.

THEATER

Shakespeare & Company

"The Liar," adapted from PIerre Corneille's classic farce by David Ives, 2 and 7 p.m., Valentine's Day brunch at 11 a.m., Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, (413) 637-1199.

Symphony Hall

"A Chorus Line," musical, 7 p.m., 1 Columbus Center, Springfield, (413) 788-7033.

 

WORKSHOP

Artist-Storyteller

Artist-storytelling workshop for adults and children to bring biblical ancestors to life, with Sandra Mattucci, noon to 2, First Congregational Church of Lee, 25 Park Place, (413) 243-2062.

MondayFebruary 11

FILM

Berkshire Museum

"Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2013," featuring Oscar-nominated live action shorts including "Asad," "Curfew" and "Death of a Shadow," 1:30 and 7 p.m., Little Cinema, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Images Cinema

"The Revisionaries," education-themed documentary by director Scott Thurman, Q&A to follow with director, 7 p.m., Spring Street, Williamstown, www.imagescinema.org.

TuesdayFebruary 12

COMMUNITY

Mardi Gras Supper

Mardi Gras potluck supper, 5 p.m., Tyringham Union Church.

Science Fair

Third annual Science and Innovation Fair, 170 Pittsfield public high school students, free admission to fair as well as to museum, 10 to 5, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

 

LITERARY

WxW Writers Room

WXW Story Slam hosted by James Burden, 8 p.m. Prompt is "winter." Storytellers have 3 minutes to tell a true story. yBar, 391 North St., Pittsfield. Sign up at wxw365.org.

 

MUSIC

Berkshire Athenaeum

"Relatively Speaking - A Valentine Cabaret," with vocalist Sherri Buxton, 7 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 499-9480..

Williams College

Berkshire Soloist Competition, 6 p.m., (snow date: Feb. 19), Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown, (413) 597-2425.

WednesdayFebruary 13

KID STUFF

Trade Show

"Work, Play, Learn ... Without Limits," vendors that provide activities for children of all abilities, 3 to 6:30 p.m., dinner by Mt. Everett Culinary Arts Program at 5:30 p.m., Mount Everett Regional High School, Sheffield.

MUSIC

Berkshire Concert Choir

Call for singers to prepare for March 10 performance of Liszt's Lenten piece, "Via Crucis," and May 19 performance, singers of all ages welcome, no audition required, 7 to 9 p.m., Fellowship Hall, First Church of Christ Congregational, Pittsfield, (413) 442-6120.