Thursday, March 7

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Athenaeum

Friends of the Athenaeum book sale preview, members only, may join at the door, 5 to 8 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 499-9480.

Unitarian Universalist

America's pursuit of DRONE warfare with Ed Kinane of Syracuse, N.Y., co-sponsored by Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice, 7:30 p.m., 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

 

FILM

Mass MoCA

"Kings of Pastry," on cooking competition with 16 French chefs, 7:30 p.m., Cinema Lounge, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

 

THEATER

Mount Greylock

Annual musical theater production students in grades 7-12, 7 p.m., auditorium, 1781 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown; www.mgrhs.org.

Williamstheatre

"The Crucible," by Arthur Miller, 7:30 p.m., Adams Memorial Theatre, Williamstown.

Friday, March 8

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Norman Rockwell: Humorous Tales and Little-Known Facts," explore the artist's adventures in illustration, 2:30 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Athenaeum


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Friends of the Athenaeum huge book sale, 10 to 4, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 499-9480.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

"Growing Fruit in a Healthy Orchard Ecosystem," morning seminar to learn about growing fruit holistically, afternoon demonstration offsite, 9 to 4, intersection of routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3926.

Home Expo

2013 Berkshire Home Expo, sponsored by Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, 10 to 9, Berkshire Mall, Route 8, Lanesborough.

Ice Skating Show

"All Across America," presented by Pittsfield Figure Skating Club, with local and professional guest skaters, 6:30 p.m., Pittsfield Boys & Girls Club, 16 Melville St.; information: Liz Newton, (413) 329-1067.

LECTURE

Sheffield Historical Society

"Rev. Samuel Harrison and the Emancipation Proclamation," with Frances Jones-Sneed, professor of history at Mass. College of Liberal Arts, 7:30 p.m., Dewey Memorial Hall, on the green, Sheffield, (413) 229-2694.

MUSIC

EPOCH at Melbourne

Dan Daniels performing songs from "Million Dollar Quartet," musical based on recording sessions of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, 3 p.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield, (413) 499-1992.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Pops concert presented by Monument Mountain Regional High School, with special guest Maureen O'Flynn, 8 p.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-0100.

THEATER

Arrowhead

"Evaline Speaks -- An Evening with Evaline Kimball, A Living HIstory," performed by WindRose Morris, 7 p.m., 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield, (413) 442-1793 or www.mobydick.org.

Mount Greylock

Annual musical theater production featuring students in grades 7-12, 7 p.m., auditorium, 1781 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown; www.mgrhs.org.

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.

Williamstheatre

"The Crucible," by Arthur Miller, 7:30 p.m., Adams Memorial Theatre, Williamstown.

Saturday, March 9

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Istvan Banyai: Stranger in a Strange Land," part of the "Distinguished Illustrator Series," special opening event from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with commentary by Banyai at 6:30 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Athenaeum

Friends of the Athenaeum huge book sale, 10 to 4, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 499-9480.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

"From Garden to Plate -- Nutritional Value of Garden-Grown Vegetables," 10 to noon, intersection of routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3926.

Hancock Shaker Village

Appliqued quilting workshop, basic skills covered for beginners, drop-in sessions for experienced quilters, 10 to 2, Route 20, Pittsfield, www.hancockshakervillage.org.

Home Expo

2013 Berkshire Home Expo, sponsored by Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, 10 to 9, Berkshire Mall, Route 8, Lanesborough.

Ice Skating Show

"All Across America," presented by Pittsfield Figure Skating Club, with local and professional guest skaters, 1:30 p.m., Pittsfield Boys & Girls Club, 16 Melville St.; information: Liz Newton, (413) 329-1067.

 

DANCE

Ventfort Hall

"Dancin' at the Mansion," featuring song standards, 7:30 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox, (413) 637-3206.

FILM

Clark Art Institute

"Gandhi," Oscar-winning film on spiritual leader, Mahatma Gandhi, part of the "Widescreen Wonders" film series, 2 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

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

Clark Art Institute

"Start with Art: Colors and Shapes," for ages 3-6, featuring a themed talk, gallery guide and art-making activities, 10 a.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

 

LECTURES

Berkshire Museum

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

Western Gateway

"Sunny Side Up ... A History of Daylight Savings Time," illustrated lecture on the origins of daylight savings time, 3 p.m., Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Route 8, North Adams, (4130 663-6312.

 

MUSIC

Berkshire Community College

"Musical Memories with a Doo-Wop Beat," presented by Memory Lane, to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 7:30 p.m., West Street, Pittsfield; information: (413) 442-3850.

The Linda

"Joni Mitchell's ‘Blue' - A 40th Anniversary Show," tribute concert, 8 p.m., WAMC's Performing Arts Studio, 339 Central Ave., Albany, N.Y., (518) 465-5233.s

Mass MoCA

Mamie Minch, old-school blues, 11:30 a.m., a "Kids & Families" performance; and 8 p.m., Club B-10, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

uNi Coffeehouse

Cindy Kallet, Ellen Epstein and Michael Cicone, haunting harmony trio, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 245 Porter Lake Drive, Springfield, (413) 562-3990.

Williams College

"The Rite of Spring," with the Berkshire Symphony, 3 and 8 p.m., MainStage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

THEATER

Arrowhead

"Evaline Speaks - An Evening with Evaline Kimball, A Living HIstory," performed by WindRose Morris, 7 p.m., 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield, (413) 442-1793 or www.mobydick.org.

Mount Greylock

Annual musical theater production featuring students in grades 7-12, 7 p.m., auditorium, 1781 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown; www.mgrhs.org.

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.

Williamstheatre

"The Crucible," by Arthur Miller, 7:30 p.m., Adams Memorial Theatre, Williamstown.

Sunday, March 10

COMMUNITY

Home Expo

2013 Berkshire Home Expo, sponsored by Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, 11 to 6, Berkshire Mall, Route 8, Lanesborough.

St. Helena's Chapel

"Israel: Yesteray and Today," a slide show and narrative with Chief of Police Michael Wynn from the Pittsfield Police Department on his recent training and fact finding mission to Israel, 2:30 p.m., 245 New Lenox Road, Lenox.

 

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

Live bat program with TV personality Rob Mies, on the benefits of bats and other wildlife, 1 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

The Egg

"Guess How Much I Love You" and "I Love My Little Story Book," with Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, puppetry, black light and original music, part of the "Family Wonders" series, 3 p.m., Albany, N.Y., (518) 473-1845.

 

LECTURE

Stockbridge Library

Jake Levin, head butcher at Great Barrington Meat Market, on his efforts towards creating a holistic and sustainable practice, 4 p.m., Main Street, Stockbridge, (413) 298-5501.

 

MUSIC

Berkshire Community College

"Musical Memories with a Doo-Wop Beat," presented by Memory Lane, to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2 p.m., West Street, Pittsfield; information: (413) 442-3850.

Berkshire Concert Choir

"Works of Franz Liszt and J.S. Bach," Lenten program including Liszt's "Via Crucis" and selections also by Carlo Gesualdo, 3 p.m., St. Paul's Church, 29 Main St., Stockbridge, (413) 442-6121.

Dalton United Methodist

"SIng Praise to the Lord" series, featuring Dead to Right, 3 p.m., 755 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0521.

N. Chatham Library

Dewanatron with Leon and Brian Dewan, duo builds electronic musical instruments to play, audience will be able to participate, 3 p.m., 4287 Route 203, North Chatham, N.Y., (518) 766-3211.

Williams College

Visiting artist Gilles Vonsattel, piano, 3 p.m., Chapin Hall, Williamstown.

 

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsackers

Hike Housatonic/Root Farm to Monument Mountain in Stockbridge; information: Pat Frik, (413) 274-1433.

 

THEATER

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, March 11

THEATER

Clark Art Institute

"Shorts in Winter," evening of short stories read by Williamstown Theatre Festival actors including Treat Williams, 7 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Tuesday, March 12

DANCE

Little Cinema

Ballet screening of "Notre Dame de Paris," with choreography by Roland Petit, 7 p.m., Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

 

FILM

Berkshire Athenaeum

"Caine Mutiny," part of "Cinema of Law" series, introduced by attorneys Lou Oggiani and Peter Brewer, 6 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 499-9480.

 

LITERARY

'Bloomsday' Reading

In honor of Bloomsday 2013, annual reading of James Joyce's masterpiece, "Ulysses," every Tuesday until June 16, bring your own book and beverage, 7:30 p.m., 221 Ide Road, Williamstown.

Wednesday, March 13

COMMUNITY

'Green Drinks'

North Adams Green Drinks, gathering of people interested in environmental and conservation issues, with presentation by James Sklar on making healthy food choices and the danger of GMOs, 6:15 p.m., gathering starts at 5:30 p.m., Freight Yard Pub, Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Route 8, North Adams, (413) 230-7321.

LITERARY

Bennington College

"The Poetry at Bennington Series," reading and discussion with Mary Jo Bang, poet, 7 p.m., Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington, Vt., (802) 379-5116.

MUSIC

Bennington College

"Carriage Barn Concert Series," performancy by Bennington music faculty member Kitty Brazelton and guest, Hui Cox, 8 p.m., Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington, Vt., (802) 379-5116.

'The Met' Series

Wagner's "Parsifal," part of "The Met: Live in HD" series, encore broadcast, noon, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Williams College

"MidWeekMusic," lunchtime music series, 12:15 p.m., Chapin Hall, Williamstown, (413) 597-2425.