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Thursday

Oct. 3

ART

IS183 Citizens Hall

"With A Grain of Salt," an installation by the artists Cynthia Atwood and Beck Balken, 6 - 8 p.m., Stockbridge.

FILM

Shakespeare & Company

Fourth Annual Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative Networking Event, 6-8 p.m. (413) 528-4223. 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

MUSEUMS

Mark Twain House & Museum

The opening of "An Inglorious Peace or a Dishonorable War: Mark Twain's Views on Conflict." Free public reception at 5:30 which will include a performance of Mark Twain's scathing short anti-war piece, "The War Prayer." 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT. (860) 247-0998.

MUSIC

"The Linda"

The American Roots Series Presents: Walt Wilkins and Tina Mitchell Wilkins, hosted by songwriter, roots scholar and multi-instumentalist Michael Eck. 8 p.m., 339 Central Ave., Albany, NY. Tickets available online at thelinda.org.

Williams College Department of Music

Class of 1960 Lecture with Professor Patricia Tang, Bernhard Room 30, 4:15. Williamstown.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Clybourne Park," a provocative and funny play about race, real estate and American values. Directed by Giovanna Sardelli. 7 p.m. with post-show discussion. Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield. Box office (413) 236-8888.

Mixed Company

Previewing "Q W E R T Y; Typewriter Plays" by Joan Ackerman, 8 p.m. 37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington. Tickets available at Crystal Essence on Railroad Street.

Friday

Oct. 4

ART

Artswalk

Arts openings along North Street for hew monthy shows, 5 to 8 p.m. Pittsfield.

IS183

Opening of ‘Anatemno: I Cut Up, Cut Open,' 5 to 8 p.m. by artists Lucie Castaldo and Holly MacDonald at the Onota Building Storefront gallery at 74 North St. in Pittsfield. is183.org

Stockbridge Library

Opening of "Stillness Moving" exhibit, work of Judy Fox, Mary Acton Adams, and Ruth Drysdale. 5-7 p.m., 46 Main St., Stockbridge. (413) 298-3121.

COMMUNITY

MCLA

MCLA Center for Science and Innovation Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, North Adams. Information call (413) 662-5185.

Steepletop

National Dead Poets Day walk to the family graveyard to celebrate all four Millay women. Free, 4:30 p.m. 436 East Hill Road, Austerlitz, N.Y.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

"Museum Adventures" songs, stories, scavenger hunts, for children 18 months to 3 years. 11 to 11:30 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield. (413) 443-7171.

MUSIC

Union College Concert Series

Jeremy Denk, piano, 8 p.m., general admission. Tickets call (518) 388-5060 or visit unioncollegeconcerts.org. Schenectady, NY.

Williams College Department of Music

Visiting Artist Lamine Touré & Group, Saloum Chapin Hall, 8 p.m. Williamstown.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Clybourne Park," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield. Box office (413) 236-8888.

Mixed Company

Previewing "Q W E R T Y; Typewriter Plays" by Joan Ackerman, 8 p.m. 37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington. Tickets available at Crystal Essence on Railroad Street.

Shakespeare & Company

"Accomplice," a daring and sexy thrilling British comedy that is one twisted knot of tension, 7:30 p.m. 70 Kemble St., Lenox. (413) 637-3353.

The Unicorn Theatre

"Mary and Edith: Musings by Women a Century Apart," 7 p.m., Stockbridge. Tickets call (413) 298-5576.

Saturday

Oct. 5

ART

Hudson Opera House

Zohar Lazar, renowned illustrator and frequent contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Times, Rolling Stone and more, exhibits a series of select drawings in the Center Hall Gallery. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. 327 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y.

IS183

Bring cardboard and creativity to the Little Red Schoolhouse, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for the Berkshire Cardboard Challenge. Inspired by Caine's Arcade and International Day of Play. Routes 7 and 43, Williamstown. is183.org

MCLA

"Word Becomes Flesh," a show that features spoken word, dance and live music to document nine months of pregnancy. 8 p.m. with a pre-performance discussion, "Trayvon, Race and being a Black Man in America" at 6:30 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium. North Adams.

COMMUNITY

Bidwell House Museum

Housatonic Heritage Walk: Flora and Fauna of the Bidwell Forests: A Walking Seminar, with Professor Tim Flanagan. Please dress for the weather and bring water. 10 a.m., Monterey.

Shaker Museum

The Great Stone Barn Project: Explore the NEW exhibit on the Great Stone Barn Project with the exhibit creator, Peter Watson. Learn about the Shakers' innovative farming methods, construction techniques and how the museum is stabilizing the structure today. 2-3 p.m., 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

Kitchen Ka-Boom, 11:100 a.m., "Chow Time"in aquarium, 12:30 p.m., Origami Plus, 2 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield. (413) 443-7171.

Little Red Schoolhouse

Kids of all ages, bring cardboard and creativity for the Berkshire Cardboard Challenge. Inspired by Caine's Arcade, join the fun on the International Day of Play! 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Williamstown.

Spectrum Playhouse

Family First Series: Come join famed storyteller Jonathan Kruk as he delights with tales of ghosts, goblins, and ghouls - just in time for Halloween season. 11 a.m., 20 Franklin St., Lee.

LITERARY

Hudson Opera House

Columbia County Council on the Arts ArtsWalk Literary Arts Festival; two days of readings with twelve readers. Features Rebecca Wolff & Greg Hrbek; Djelloul Marbrook & Tracie Morris; Lydia Davis & James Lasdun.12-5 p.m. Hudson.

Music & More

Award-winning authors Mitchel Levitas of The New York Times hosts a discussion with Elizabeth Graver, Katherine Hall Page, and Robert K. Massie. Reserve tickets at tickets@newmarlborough.org. 154 Hartsville-New Marlborough Road, New Marlborough. (413) 229-2785.

MUSIC

Mahaiwe

Tchaikovsky's ‘Eugene Onegin,' Metropolitan opera live in HD, 1 p.m. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-0100, www.mahaiwe.org.

Mass MoCA

Ben Perowsky's Moodswing Orchestra with special guests TK Wonder and Jennifer Charles, 8 p.m. 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. Tickets call (413) 662-2111 ext. 1.

OUTDOORS

Master gardeners

Western Mass Master Gardeners workshop: ‘Putting Your Garden to Bed,' 10 a.m. demonstration gardens behind Springside House, Springside Park, off upper North Street, Pittsfield. Free, rain or shine. (413) 743-5193.

Wahconah Falls Natural & Cultural History Walk

Talc mines, waterfalls, glacier erratics at Wahconah Falls lead by naturalist Aimee Gelinas, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register by emailing Aimee at aimee@gaiaroots.com.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Clybourne Park," 2 & 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield. Box office (413) 236-8888.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

The Met: Live in HD Series: Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, 1 p.m. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-0100.

Mixed Company

"Q W E R T Y; Typewriter Plays" by Joan Ackerman, 8 p.m. 37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington. Tickets available at Crystal Essence on Railroad Street.

Shakespeare & Company

"Accomplice," 2 &7:30 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox. (413) 637-3353.

The Unicorn Theatre

Mary and Edith: Musings by Women a Century Apart, 7 p.m., Stockbridge. Tickets call (413) 298-5576.

Sunday

Oct. 6

COMMUNITY

Fall foliage parade

58th annual celebration, theme of haunts, legends and ghosts, 1 p.m. Downtown North Adams.

Shaker Museum

Passive Activism: Shaker Feminists; Learn about the Shakers' acts of civil disobedience and involvement in the Peace Movement on this walking tour to the Shakers' Meetinghouse, the site of the 1905 Peace Convention. 2-3 p.m., 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY.

LITERARY

Hudson Opera House

Columbia County Council on the Arts ArtsWalk Literary Arts Festival; two days of readings with twelve readers. Features Illya Szilak & Paul La Farge; Cara Benson & Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya; Adam Falkner & mahogany Browne. 12-5 p.m. Hudson.

William Cullen Bryant Homestead

The Bryant Poetry Series presents Janet MacFadyen, reading from her newly published chapbook, "In the Provincelands." 2:30 p.m., off Route 9, Cummington. Free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $10. For reservations and information contact Colin Harrington at (413) 684-4535.

MUSIC

Mahaiwe

Bela Fleck N.Y. Banjo Summit will perform at 7 p.m. Master banjo players Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Richie Stearns, Eric Weissberg, and Noam Pikelny in concert. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-0100, www.mahaiwe.org.

South Mountain Concerts

The Emerson String Quartet, 3 p.m. Concert Hall located on Routes 7 and 20, Pittsfield.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Clybourne Park," 3 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield. Box office (413) 236-8888.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Banjo master Bela Fleck joined by fellow pickers, 7 p.m. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. Box Office (413) 528-0100.

Mixed Company

"Q W E R T Y; Typewriter Plays" by Joan Ackerman, 8 p.m. 37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington. Tickets available at Crystal Essence on Railroad Street.

Shakespeare & Company

"Accomplice," 2 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox. (413) 637-3353.

The Unicorn Theatre

Mary and Edith: Musings by Women a Century Apart, 2 p.m., Stockbridge. Tickets call (413) 298-5576.

Monday

Oct. 7

Tuesday

Oct. 8

COMMUNITY

Clark Art Institute

Clark Conversation with Georges Didi-Huberman, philosopher and art historian, 5:30 p.m., Williamstown.

Wednesday

Oct. 9

MUSIC

The Colonial Theatre

Dave Mason, a living rock legend who had a profound effect on the genre of rock and roll. 7:30 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield. Tickets call (413) 997-4444.

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

Boreal Forest Ecology Slideshow & Walk; Walk and slideshow lead by Aimee Gelinas, 6 p.m. Register at aimee@gaiaroots.com.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Clybourne Park," 7 p.m. Mainstage, Pittsfield. Box office (413) 236-8888.