Images Cinema will screen ‘Mountains that take wing: A conversation on life, struggle an liberation,’ filmed conversations between
Images Cinema will screen ‘Mountains that take wing: A conversation on life, struggle an liberation,’ filmed conversations between internationally acclaimed scholar and writer Angela Davis and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Yuri Kochiyama, above, on subjects from Jim Crow laws and Japanese American internment camps to civil rights, anti-war and women’s and gay liberation movements, tonight at 7, at 50 Spring St., Williamstown. imagescinema.org. (Associated Press)

Thursday, April 11

ART

Berkshire Museum

"Berkshire Jazz Inc.," student art contest, more than 100 student art works from Pittsfield, Taconic, St. Joseph's and Miss Hall's schools on display, first prize winner will be part of publicity for 2013 Pittsfield CityJazz Festival, music by Pittsfield High School Jazz Ensemble, 5 to 6 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

 

COMMUNITY

Lenox Library

‘You Make the Difference: Lenox Town Government 101' talk on town government, volunteer committees and boards, 6:30 p.m. Scavenger hunt. Lenox Library, 18 Main St. info@lenoxlib.org.

N. Chatham Library

Tour of Berry Farm's organic greenhouse, behind-the-scenes look, 10 to 11 a.m., 2304 Route 203, Chatham, N.Y.; (518) 766-3211.

FILM

Images Cinema

"Mountains That Take Wing: A Conversation on Life, Struggle and Liberation," with internationally renowned scholar, professor and writer, Angela Davis, and 89-year-old grassroots organizer and Nobel Peace Price nominee, Yuri Kochiyama, 7 p.m.,50 Spring St., Williamstown.

 

MUSIC

Gateway Regional High

Annual cabaret, high school jazz band, and show and concert choirs, 7 p.m., 12 Littleville Road, Huntington.

Friday, April 12

ART

Good Purpose Gallery

"Shifting Perceptions: The Art of Autism," exhibit opening 5 to 7 p.m. 10 artists from the United States and one from Ireland brought to the Good Purpose Gallery through the auspices of The Art of Autism, international collaborative showing creative abilities of people with autism. 40 Main St., Lee, goodpurpose.org.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Norman Rockwell: Humorous Tales and Little-Known Facts," with Tom Daly, curator of education, 2:30 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

 

COMMUNITY

Dalton Free Library

Friday Films, four-part series on Planet Earth, 1:30 p.m., Main Street, Dalton.

Sheffield Historical Society

‘Native Americans in South County' with Rene Wendell, ranger and naturalist at Bartholomew's Cobble, on the Mohican presence in Sheffield and South County, 7:30 p.m., Dewey Memorial Hall, Sheffield; (413) 229-2694.

Women's Weekend

"Deepening the Spirit Through Singing, Worship & Writing," through Sunday, Powell House Quaker Conference and Retreat Center, Old Chatham, N.Y., (518) 794-8811.

MUSIC

Williams College

Williams Percussion Ensemble, cutting edge and experimental music, 8 p.m., Chapin Hall, Williamstown.

 

OUTDOORS

Bird walk

Noreen Mole, Hoffmann Bird Club Past President, leads walk to look for migrants, especially wood-warblers. 8 a.m. at Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

 

THEATER

Arrowhead

"Evaline's Closet -- An Evening with Evaline Kimball," living history performed by WindRose Morris, 7 p.m. Part of exhibit, "The Kimball-Salisbury Women: Chicago to Tor Court, 1890-1930," candlelight performances. 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield. Refreshments will be served. (413) 442-1793, ext. 10, www.mobydick.org.

Saturday, April 13

ART

Hancock Shaker Village

Stockbridge artist Susan Merrill painting and drawing exhibition opens: Works that celebrate Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm. "Patterns," fur and feathers, groupings of animals in their pastures and pens. Benefits museum programming. Routes 20 and 41, Pittsfield. hancockshakervillage.org.

Writers Omi

Eight international writers currently in residence at Writers Omi at Ledig House will read from their works, 5:30 p.m. at the Marianne Courville Gallery in Hudson, N.Y. Free an open to all. www.omiartscenter.org

 

COMMUNITY

Hancock Shaker Village

‘Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm,' interact with baby lambs, piglets, calves, goats, ducklings and chicks in the 1826 Round Stone Barn; also, Party Time Ponies from noon to 4; David Grover and Friends Barnyard Sing-Along, 11 and 12:30, Route 20, Pittsfield, (413) 443-0188.

Spring Dance

Sponsored by New Marlborough Volunteer Fire Company, dinner and dancing, 6:30 to 11 p.m., Gedney Farm, New Marlborough, (413) 229-0291.

 

MUSIC

Mass MoCA

Darlingside, Western Mass.-based string rock quintet, 8 p.m., Club B-10, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

Vermont Arts Echange

Sounds of Jazz-Age Paris with violinist Daisy Castro and Gypsy Moth Quartet, 8 p.m., Vermont Arts Exchange, Bennington, Vt. (802) 442-5549, vtartxchange.org.

Williams College

Joanna Kurkowicz, violin, and Doris Stevenson, piano, works of Beethoven, Bartok and Lutoslawski, 8 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown.

 

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

"Life in a Vernal Pool," sponsored by Trustees of Reservations, 10 a.m., Weatogue Road, Sheffield, (413) 229-8600.

Hoffmann Bird Club

"Birding Beyond Your Yard," two-hour walk in the area around Eph Pond at Williams College, for birders with limited experience, look for typical Berkshire woodland birds, waterfowl and early migrating songbirds, 7:30 a.m., Eph Pond, Williamstown; (413) 458-4908.

Western Gateway

"Gone with the Wind ... the Nature of Wind," on the history, science and culture of wind and its effects, 3 p.m., Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Route 8, North Adams, (413) 663-6312.

 

THEATER

Arrowhead

"Evaline's Closet -- An Evening with Evaline Kimball," living history 7 p.m. 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield. (413) 442-1793, ext. 10, www.mobydick.org.

Sunday, April 14

COMMUNITY

Hancock Shaker Village

"Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm," interact with baby lambs, piglets, calves, goats, ducklings and chicks in the 1826 Round Stone Barn; also, Party Time Ponies from noon to 4; Route 20, Pittsfield, (413) 443-0188.

 

LECTURE

Clark Art Institute

"A Feast for the Eyes: Food, Porcelain, Silver and Luxury Fabrics," talk on "Fortuny Interiors" on the rich history and heritage of the most luxurious cottons in the world, 3 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

MUSIC

Close Encounters With Music

Annual Blantyre Luncheon Musicale, 12:30 p.m. with Sarah Wolfson, soprano. Songs by Stephen Sondheim, Jules Styne, Joaquin Turina, Kurt Weill, Jerome Kern Rodgers and Hammerstein and George and Ira Gershwin. Lenox. www.cewm.org.

Institute for Musical Arts

Freebo workshop: "The Art of Acoustic Accompaniment," noon, Freebo concert at 4 p.m., Goshen, (413) 268-3074.

 

THEATER

Shakespeare & Company

‘Shakespeare and the Language That Shaped A World,' fast-paced presentation to introduce Shakespeare through his stories, characters and words, 1 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox, (413) 637-3353.

Monday, April 15

COMMUNITY

Hancock Shaker Village

"Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm," interact with baby lambs, piglets, calves, goats, ducklings and chicks in the 1826 Round Stone Barn; Route 20, Pittsfield, (413) 443-0188.

 

KID STUFF

Norman Rockwell Museum

"The Wonder of Wordless Picture Books," school vacation week program, hands-on workshop to create a picture book, 1 to 5 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

 

THEATER

Town Players of Pittsfield

Quarterly membership meeting 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Colonial Theatre, 111 South St. Pittsfield. Entertainment and refreshments following the meeting.

Tuesday, April 16

DANCE

Berkshire South

Master class in Congolese dance with Pamela Badila of Diata Diata Internatioanl Folkloric Theatre, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, Crissey Road, Great Barrington, (413) 274-6624.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

"Animals Up Close: The Red Coatimundi," live animal program with the Wildlife Inspired Living Discovery Center and Zoological Park of New England, 1 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Clark Art Institute

"Lions and Tigers and Museums, Oh My!" first Kidspace exhibition, interactive, family-friendly exhibition, offered during school vacation week, 10 to 5, 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"The Wonder of Wordless Picture Books," school vacation week program, hands-on workshop to create a picture book, 1 to 5 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

W. Stockbridge Library

Former Village School teacher, Kristen Demeo on her books, will also sign her newest children's book, "Jefferson's Cheshire Cheese," 1 to 2 p.m., 21 Stateline Road, West Stockbridge, (413) 232-0300, ext. 308.

 

LITERARY

Adams Free Library

Children's book sale, noon to 8, Miller Annex, Park Street, Adams.

'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.

The Bookstore

Irish poet Iggy McGovern reading his poetry, 7 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox, (413) 637-3390.

Writers Room

Open Mic 30/30 hosted by Gabriel Squalia, yBar, 391 North St., Pittsfield. wordxworfestival.com/writersroom

Wednesday, April 17

KID STUFF

Adams Free Library

Children's book sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Miller Annex, Park Street, Adams.

Mass MoCA

"Art Detox,"three-day workshop to focus on earth and making, 9 to 11 a.m., 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams; (413) 662-2111.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"The Wonder of Wordless Picture Books," 1 to 5 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

 

MUSIC

Williams College

"MidWeekMusic," lunchtime music series, 12:15 p.m., Thompson Memorial Chapel, Williamstown.