A boy plays at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield.
A boy plays at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield. (Eagle file photo)

Thursday, February 21

ART

Williams College Museum of Art

"WCMA at Night: Lit Cafe," featuring an "open mike" label contest inspired by art in the galleries, also acoustic music, spoken word, bookmaking and more, 5 to 9 p.m., Main Street, Williamstown, (413) 597-2429.

FILM

Clark Art Institute

"Sing-Along Wizard of Oz," interactive film experience for all ages, 2 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Smartphone Film Festival

Local entries and selections from the international Iphone Film Festival, 7 p.m., Beacon Cinema, 57 North St., Pittsfield, (413) 358-4780.

 

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

Performance of "Pinocchio," by Berkshire Theater Group, 11 a.m.; "WeeMuse: 10 Days of Play: A Pop-Up Adventure Playground," readily available and recyclable materials will be used to transform the Crane Room into a playground, 11 to 3 daily, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Norman Rockwell Museum

School Vacation Week: "Drawing and Painting from the Illustration Masters," design your own work in a variety of media and techniques inspired by the works on view, 1 to 5 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

Pleasant Valley

"Winter Adventures," explore the sanctuary, 10 to 3, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, (413) 637-0320.


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LECTURES

Adams Free Library

"African Americans and Native Americans -- A Shared History of Drumming," with Fidel Moreno, Native American drummer, 6 p.m., 92 Park St., Adams, (413) 743-8345.

Williams College

"The Spector of Early Cinema Music in Early Video Games," with professor and musicologist, Neil Lehrer, 4:15 p.m., Room 30, Bernhard Music Center, Williamstown.

THEATER

10X10 Festival

"10X10 New Play Festival," 10 new 10-minute plays by 10 playwrights, 7:30 p.m., Barrington Stage Company, Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, (413) 236-8888.

10x10on10

Theater and art by Alchemy Initiative and WAM, 6 p.m., yBar, Pittsfield, (800) 838-3006.

Friday, February 22

COMMUNITY

Purim Performance

"A Night at the Temple: A Marx Brothers Purimshpiel," annual comedic Purim performance, featuring song and dance and the Purim story using dialogue from Marx Brothers movies, informal dinner at 6:30 p.m., Temple Anshe Amunim, Broad Street, Pittsfield; reservations: (413) 442-5910.

 

FILM

Cabin Fever Festival

Berkshire Shorts Film Festival, local and independent short film showcase, 8 p.m., Spectrum Playhouse, 20 Franklin St., Lee.

 

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

Performance of "Pinocchio," by Berkshire Theater Group, 11 a.m.; "WeeMuse: 10 Days of Play: A Pop-Up Adventure Playground," readily available and recyclable materials will be used to transform the Crane Room into a playground, 11 to 3 daily, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Norman Rockwell Museum

School Vacation Week: "Drawing and Painting from the Illustration Masters," 1 to 5 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

Pleasant Valley

"Winter Adventures," explore the sanctuary and learn about wildlife, 10 to 3, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, (413) 637-0320.

10X10 Festival

"10 Shaker Songs and Dances," learn Shaker songs and dances with representatives from Hancock Shaker Village, 10 a.m., Treehouse Children's Boutique, 305 North St., Pittsfield, (413) 344-4435.

THEATER

Miss Hall's School

"Happy Days," 8 p.m., Woods Theater, Holmes Road, PIttsfield, (413) 443-6401.

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.

10x10on10

Art show 5:30 to 9 p.m., free. Performance 6 p.m., yBar, Pittsfield, (800) 838-3006.

Town Players

"Mass Appeal," by Bill C. Davis, presented by Town Players of Pittsfield, 7:30 p.m., K111, Koussevitzky Arts Center, Berkshire Community College, West Street, Pittsfield, (413) 443-9279.

Saturday, February 23

COMMUNITY

Christian Center

Celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, featuring an authentic African-themed lunch at noon, bucket drumming and storytelling, and children's activities, 10 to 3, 193 Robbins Ave., Pittsfield, (4130 443-2828.

FILM

Clark Art Institute

"Widescreen Wonders" film series, featuring "The Deer Hunter," with Robert DeNiro, 2 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

Performance of "Pinocchio," by Berkshire Theater Group, 11 a.m.; "Kitchen Ka-Boom," kid-safe science experiments, 11 a.m.; "WeeMuse: 10 Days of Play: A Pop-Up Adventure Playground," readily available and recyclable materials will be used to transform the Crane Room into a playground, 11 to 3 daily, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Norman Rockwell Museum

School Vacation Week: "Drawing and Painting from the Illustration Masters," design your own work in a variety of media and techniques inspired by the works on view, 1 to 5 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

 

LECTURES

Berkshire Botanical Garden

2013 Winter Lecture presented by Berkshire Botanical Garden, "Back to the Future: The Garden at Hidcote," with Glyn Jones, head gardener of Hidcote Manor Garden in Cotswolds of England, 2 p.m., Monument Mountain Regional High School, Great Barrington, (413) 298-3926.

Western Gateway

"Spirits of the Winter Sky," illustrated lecture on the auroras that create the Northern and Southern Lights and their place in science, history and culture, 3 p.m., Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Route 8, North Adams, (413) 663-6312.

LITERARY

The Mount

"Ethan Frome" marathon reading of the Edith Wharton novel, 1 to 4:30 p.m., 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, (413) 551-5111.

 

MUSIC

Colonial Theatre

International guitar night, with guitar luminaries Brian Gore, Martin Taylor and Solorazaf, 8 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 997-4444.

Mass MoCA

"My Robot Friend," catchy songs performed in interaction with illuminated objects, 8 p.m., Club B10, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

 

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsackers

Snowshoe/hike about 5-6 miles in an area northwest of October Mt. State Forest; information: Carl Filios, (413) 442-8984.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

New Play Festival, 3 p.m., Barrington Stage Company, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield.

Miss Hall's School

"Happy Days," 8 p.m., Holmes Road, PIttsfield, (413) 443-6401.

Shakespeare & Company

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

Town Players

"Mass Appeal," :30 p.m., K111, Koussevitzky Arts Center, Berkshire Community College, West Street, Pittsfield, (413) 443-9279.

Sunday, February 24

FILM

Smartphone Film Festival

Local entries and selections from the international Iphone Film Festival, 2 p.m., Beacon Cinema, 57 North St., Pittsfield, (413) 358-4780.

 

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

New Play Festival, 3 p.m., Barrington Stage Company, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield.

Colonial Theatre

10 Improvised musicals presented by Royal Berkshire Improv Troupe as part of the "10X10" festival, 3 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 997-4444.

Dalton United Methodist

"Sing Praise to the Lord" series, with Cross Talk Praise Band, 3 p.m., 755 Main St, Dalton, (413) 684-0521.

Little Cinema

"Les Troyans," opera, 2 p.m., Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Verdi's "Rigoletto," part of "The Met: Live in HD," 1 p.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-0100.

Williams College

Visiting artist Ballake Sissoko, leading musician in Mali with 21-stringed kora, 3 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown.

THEATER

Miss Hall's School

"Happy Days," 3 p.m., Holmes Road, PIttsfield, (413) 443-6401.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Liar," adapted from PIerre Corneille's classic farce by David Ives, 2 p.m., Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, (413) 637-1199.

Monday, February 25

Tuesday, February 26

Wednesday, February 27

Allium

"Drink & Draw," sketch session, 8 p.m., 42/44 Railroad St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-2118.