Thursday, April 25

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Athenaeum

Discover various digital offerings available at the library, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Four Freedoms Forum: ‘The Gun Violence Debate,' the role of guns in our society, gun rights, and gun control, 5:30 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

 

FILM

Berkshire Athenaeum

"Marian Stoddart: The Work of 1,000," documentary introduced by Marian Stoddart, savior of the Nashua River, 7 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 499-9480.

Mass MoCA

"The Human Tower," 7:30 p.m., 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

 

MUSIC

Claire Teague Sr. Center

Special music by Lee Rogers, 11 to noon, Great Barrington.

 

Friday, April 26

FILM

Dalton Free Library

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

 

KID STUFF

Family Tot Kabbalat Shabbat

Song, dance, arts and play 3:45 p.m., Temple Anshe Amunim, 26 Broad St., Pittsfield, (413) 442-4360, ext. 14.

 

MUSIC

Williams College Jazz Ensemble

With Lionel Loueke, original arrangements and big band swing, 8 p.m., Chapin Hall, Williamstown.

 

THEATER

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Cirque Shanghai: Bai Xi, Chinese acrobatics, 7 p.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-0100.

Mill City Productions

"James and the Giant Peach," 7 p.m., Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Route 8, North Adams.

Saturday, April 27

ART

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

‘Edouard Manet," in HD, 7 p.m., Great Barrington, (4130 528-0100.

Spencertown Academy

Conversation with Victor S. Navasky on his new book, ‘'The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power,' 4 p.m., 790 State Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y., (518) 392-3693.

 

COMMUNITY

Hancock Shaker Village

Sheep shearing weekend, 10 to 4, Route 20, Pittsfield, (413) 443-0188.

 

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

"Kitchen Ka-boom," 11 a.m., 39 South St. Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Undermountain School

Eric Carle's "From Head to Toe," free family event to turn the playground into an interactive storybook, 10:30 a.m., Sheffield.

 

LECTURES

Ventfort Hall

"Driving Miss Biddle: Michael Cole and the LIfe of a Lenox Chauffeur," with James Cole and Cornelia Brooke Gilder, 3 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox, (413) 637-3206.

Western Gateway

"Chancellorsville," Civil War 150 Years talk on "perfect battle" of Gen. Robert E. Lee, 3 p.m., Route 8, North Adams, (413) 663-6312.

 

MUSIC

Mass MoCA

The Lisps, "Futurity," 8 p.m., North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

Metropolitan Opera

"Live in HD: Handel's ‘Giulio Cesare'," noon; lecture 10 a.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-0100; opera at Clark Art Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Williams College

"Order My Steps," Williams Gospel Choir, 7 p.m., Chapin Hall, Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

Annual Workday," lunch provided, 9 to noon, Sheffield, (413) 229-8600.

Berkshire Knapsackers

Seven Sisters Metacomet-Monadnock Trail in Holyoke; (413) 728-5162.

Hoffmann Bird Club

Birding at Field Farm in Williamstown, 7:30 a.m.; (413) 458-4908.

 

THEATER

Mill City Productions

"James and the Giant Peach," 2 and 7 p.m., Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Route 8, North Adams.

Sunday, April 28

COMMUNITY

Hancock Shaker Village

Sheep shearing weekend, 10 to 4, Route 20, Pittsfield, (413) 443-0188.

'Healthy Kids Day'

Free community event noon to 4, Pittsfield Family YMCA, 292 North St., (413) 499-7650.

FILM

Clark Art Institute

Brian O'Doherty introduces film on Edward Hopper, 2 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (4130 458-2303.

 

LITERARY

The Mount

Edith Wharton Writers' Competition Awards, guest speaker Shirley Vernick, 2 to 4 p.m., 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

 

MUSIC

Jazz brunch

Railroad Street Youth Project, 11:30 a.m., Red Lion Inn Main Street, Stockbridge, (413) 528-2475.

 

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsackers

Hike Gorge Trail, October Mt., Lee, to Felton Pond, (413) 637-1818.

Hoffmann Bird Club

Birding 7:30 a.m. at Field Farm, Sloan Road, (413) 884-2661.

THEATER

Mill City Productions

"James and the Giant Peach," 2 p.m., Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Route 8, North Adams.

Shakespeare & Company

"Shakespeare and the Language That Shaped A World," 1 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox, (413) 637-3353.

Town Players

"Win/Lose/Draw," by Ara Watson, staged reading, 3 p.m., Lichtenstein Center, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield.

Monday, April 29

FILM

Images Cinema

Spaghetti dinner at the First Congregational Church in Williamstown, starting at 5:30 p.m. -- "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," spaghetti western, 7 p.m., Spring Street, Williamstown.

 

Tuesday, April 30

COMMUNITY

'Bloomsday' Reading

Reading from Joyce's "Ulysses," 7:30 p.m., 221 Ide Road, Williamstown.

'The Real Tanglewood Tales'

Cris Raymond, a former "dresser to the stars" at Tanglewood, 2 p.m., First Congregational Church, 4 Main St., Stockbridge,

(413) 298-3361.

Tuesday Project

Story slam, 8 p.m. with WordxWord. 391 yBar, North St., Pittsfield.

 

MUSIC

Williams College

Sara Davis Buechner, master class, 4:15 p.m., and performance by Sara Davis Buechner, 8 p.m., Williamstown.