MCLA’s Puppet Fest begins at 6 p.m. Friday at 18 Holden St. in North Adams with the first of five serial dramas by David Lane, ‘The Chronicles
MCLA’s Puppet Fest begins at 6 p.m. Friday at 18 Holden St. in North Adams with the first of five serial dramas by David Lane, ‘The Chronicles of Rose,’ about the Nazi occupation of Paris, France during WWII. www.mcla.edu (Courtesy of MCLA)

Thursday

Oct. 24

COMMUNITY

Candlelight Vigil

Vigil of healing and remembrance in memory of those who have lost their lives in drug and alchohol-related incidents and those suffering from addiction. Celebration of recovery. Speakers, candles and release of lanterns. Noel Field walking track, 7 p.m., free and open to all. State Street, North Adams. (413) 663-7588.

Creating equality

Karen Shepard to speak on her novel, ‘The Celestials,' 12:30 p.m. MCLA, 375 Church St., North Adams. Free. (413) 662-5203.

Rockwell forum

"Wired? How Being Plugged in Has Changed the World," community forum led by Norman Rockwell Museum, 5:30 p.m. at Stockbridge Town Hall. www.nrm.org

Spectrum Playhouse

Second Annual Haunted House; be prepared to be scared -- experience thrills and chills through the spooky old church and discover what terrors await in the basement. Good for all ages. 5-8 p.m., 20 Franklin St., Lee. (413) 394-5023.

Hitchcock films

Dalton Library will host a free series of Alfred Hitchcock films with popcorn and talk after the show. "The Trouble with Harry," 1:30 p.m. Chart the development of a master filmmaker and king of suspense. www.daltonlibrary.



com

MUSIC

Williams College

The Tiger Lillies, a three piece band formed in London will present "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," a collaboration with the visual artist Mark Holthusen that immerses the audience in a world of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's surreal ballad of death and enchantment on the high seas. Post show Q&A with Mark Holthusen. 8 p.m. at The ‘62 Center at Williams College. Williamstown.

THEATER

Berkshire Athenaeum

Actor Richard Clark portrays Andrew Carnegie, 7 p.m. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. (413) 499-9480.

MCLA

Puppet Fest begins with the first of five serial dramas by David Lane, "The Chronicles of Rose," about the Nazi occupation of Paris, France during WWII. 6 p.m., 18 Holden St., North Adams.

Mill City Productions

"Harvey," adventures with a giant invisible rabbit, 8 p.m., 1 Furnace St., Building 4N, North Adams. www.millcityproductions.org.

Mixed Company

"Q W E R T Y; Typewriter Plays" 8 p.m. 37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington.

Friday

Oct. 25

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Orchid & Tropical Show

Special Preview Party: Stroll through the amazing plant exhibits with hors d'ouvres, wine and craft beers selected by Kelly's Package Store. Silent auction will feature choices of wine, artwork, and dining experiences. 5-7 p.m., 1350 West St., Pittsfield. Information or tickets visit www.berkshirecc.edu/orchid or call (413) 236-2188.

Halloween Parade

Tyler Street, 7 p.m. Costumes, floats. Pittsfield.

Haunted Hayride

Travel through woods and fields at at Grey Goose Farm, 190 Cleveland Road, Dalton, 25-minute rides from 7 to 10 p.m Rides are not recommended for children under the age of 12. Benefits Berkshire AHEC teen suicide prevention programs. (413) 329-1873.

Pumpkin Walk

Following the Stockbridge Halloween Parade, Halloween Part and parade with lit Jack O'Lanterns. Drop off Jack O'Lanterns between 4 and 6 p.m. Party with pumpkin walk, Halloweek stories and treats begins 6:15. Stockbridge Library, Main Street. (413) 298-5501. www.stockbridgelibrary.org.

Washington Pumpkin Walk

14th annual John F.X. Keator memorial pumpkin walk, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Trick-or-treat 6:30 to 7:30, hayride, bonfire. Rain date Oct. 26. www.washington-ma.com.

DANCE

The Egg

Camille Brown & Dancers; utilizing comedy, live original music, animation, theater, and poignantly retrospective dance vocabulary. 8 p.m., Lancaster St., Albany, NY. Tickets visit www.theegg.org/events/1209.

FILM

Berkshire Museum

"The Secret Village," a suspense thriller directed by Swamy Kanda and shot in Berkshire County. 7 p.m. followed by a talk-back with the director. Advance tickets call (413) 443-7171 ext. 10. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

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

The Colonial Theatre

Romance, Soul & Rock ‘n Roll: Musical Flashback with band director David Pickard. 7:30 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield. Tickets call (413) 997-4444.

Williams College

Williams Jazz Ensemble, 8 p.m. Presented by the Williams College Department of Music. Williamstown.

THEATER

Ghent Playhouse

"Other People's Money," a dramatic comedy by Jerry Sterner, directed by Roseann Cane. 8 p.m., 6 Town Hall Road, Off Route 66, Ghent, NY. Tickets call (800) 838-3006.

Mill City Productions

"Harvey," adventures with a giant invisible rabbit, 8 p.m., 1 Furnace St., Building 4N, North Adams. www.millcityproductions.org.

Mixed Company

"Q W E R T Y; Typewriter Plays" 8 p.m. 37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington.

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.

WRITING

Writers Read

Abbot Cutler and Barry Sternlieb to read, 6 p.m. Good Purpose Gallery, 40 Main St., Lee. davidgpoet@gmail.com.

Saturday

Oct. 26

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Orchid & Tropical Show

Exhibits, Workshops, Vendors & Sales. Hosted by the BCC Foundation. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1350 West St., Pittsfield. Information visit www.berkshirecc.edu/orchid or call (413) 236-2188.

Cemetery Walk

Hillside Cemetery walking tour with local historian Paul Marino, 2:30 p.m. Photos, maps and drawings. 2:30 p.m., Brown Street, North Adams. Free. (413) 207-1344.

Fallapalooza

Wagon rides on Main Street, store-to-store trick-or-treating, food vendors, live music and entertainment, pumpkin drop at the airport, pumpkin painting, games and Walloomsac farmers market, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Better Bennington corporation, Bennington, Vt.

Haunted Hayride

Travel through woods and fields at at Grey Goose Farm, 190 Cleveland Road, Dalton, 25-minute rides from 7 to 10 p.m Rides are not recommended for children under the age of 12. Benefits Berkshire AHEC teen suicide prevention programs. (413) 329-1873.

Houghton Halloween

Day-long workshops, ghost hunting, midnight seance and more in haunted house, 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Houghton Mansion, 172 Church St., (413) 663-0270.

Monster Bash

Greylock Community Club Halloween dance and costume contest, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., with DJ. 21+ event. (413) 664-9020.

Moondance

Marvelous moondance and community sing, contra, circle and square dances with live music by Russet Trio. Community sing 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Potluck supper 6:30 to 7:30. Family dance 7:30 to 8. Contradance 8 to 11. (860) 672-6101.

OMI

Trick or Treat in The Fields; free art-making, hayrides, and treating among the sculptures, spread out amongst the 120+ acres of rolling fields, wetlands, and wooded areas. Come with your favorite costume, craft your own treat bag, then trick-or-treat in The Fields. Snacks and cider served. 1-3 p.m., 1405 County Route 22, Ghent NY. (518) 392-4747.

Xu Bing after dark

See the 20-ton sculpture lit by thousands of LED lights, only public after-dark viewing, 9:30 p.m. Mass MoCA, North Adams. www.massmoca.org.

WRLF Pie Potluck

Bring your pie to the annual Pie Potluck at the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation's Sheep Hill headquarters. Bakers of all ages can bring a pie, and at 6:30 p.m. attendees will vote to determine which pie is best. Both sweet and savory pies are welcome. Michael Menard, the Lead Baker at Williams Dining, will demonstrate how to make a successful pie crust and answer general baking questions. Williamstown. Information call (413) 458-2494.

DANCE

Mass MoCA

Shen Wei Dance Arts, presented in partnership with Jacob's Pillow Dance. Two unforgettable performances: The Rite of Spring and the Collective Measures. 8 p.m., Hunter Center. 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. (413) 662-2111.

EXHIBIT

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Great Art in HD, featuring Johannes Vermeer at the Royal Academy of the Arts London. 5 p.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. Tickets call (413) 528-0100.

FILM

Berkshire Museum

"The Secret Village," a suspense thriller directed by Swamy Kanda and shot in Berkshire County. 7 p.m. Advance tickets call (413) 443-7171 ext. 10. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

KID STUFF

Art Quest

Family program, come dressed as a mythical creature for final weekend of Xu Bing's "Phoenix," museum-wide scavenger hunt with hidden treasures, art-making and more. 1 p.m. Mass MoCA, North Adams.

Berkshire Co-Op Market

Kids Can Cook: Chocolate Pumpkin Cups & Ice Cream. Make some low sugar sweet treats, no nuts will be used. 10 a.m., 42 Bridge St., Great Barrington. Information (413) 528-9697 ext. 39.

Berkshire Museum

"Chow Time" in aquarium, 12:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield. (413) 443-7171.

MUSIC

Academy of Music Theatre

The Roadhouse Reunion Tour, a concert featuring The Spampinato Brothers, The Commander Cody Band and Ray Mason. 7:30 p.m., tickets call (413) 584-9032. 274 Main St., Northampton.

The Colonial Theatre

Romance, Soul & Rock ‘n Roll: Musical Flashback with band director David Pickard. 7:30 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield. Tickets call (413) 997-4444.

The Mount

The Age of Innocence Opera: A Lecture by Composer David Carpenter. Carpenter will discuss his creative process in composing this work based on Edith Wharton's best-selling novel. 4-6 p.m., 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

EMPAC

William Basinski: Nocturnes; Hypnotic, ambient, slowly evolving tape loop manipulations culled from 30-year-old decayed recordings. 8 p.m., Studio 1-Goodman. Troy, NY.

OUTDOORS

Hoffman Field Trips

Constitution Hill; this reserve has hay fields, shrub fields, large wetland, and mature hardwood forest. Meet at the BNRC parking area at the end of Bridge St. in Lanesborough, park at map kiosk, 8 a.m. Contact Doug Bruce for information (413) 499-0596.

THEATER

Clark Art Institute

William Kentridge's production of Shostakovich's "The Nose." 12:55 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown. Information visit clarkart.edu or call (413) 458-2303.

Ghent Playhouse

"Other People's Money," 8 p.m., 6 Town Hall Road, Off Route 66, Ghent, N.Y. (800) 838-3006.

Hudson Opera House

Hudson Air, the popular theatrical presentation of radio plays with live sound effects in collaboration with PS21. 7 p.m., 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY. Tickets call (518) 822-1438.

Mill City Productions

"Harvey," adventures with a giant invisible rabbit, 8 p.m., 1 Furnace St., Building 4N, North Adams. www.millcityproductions.org.

Mixed Company

"Q W E R T Y; Typewriter Plays" 8 p.m. 37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington.

Shakespeare & Company

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

Sunday

Oct. 27

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Orchid & Tropical Show

Exhibits, Workshops, Vendors & Sales. Hosted by the BCC Foundation. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1350 West St., Pittsfield. Information visit www.berkshirecc.edu/orchid or call (413) 236-2188.

Clark Art Institute

Free family day; focused on building and the Stone Hill Center, a wide array of activities tied to the architecture and to the skilled crafts involved in construction. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown.

Little goblins Fun House

Friendly super heroes and cartoon characters greet children up to age 6 at the Dalton Youth Center in a free Halloween event.

DANCE

Mass MoCA

Shen Wei Dance Arts, presented in partnership with Jacob's Pillow Dance. Two unforgettable performances: The Rite of Spring and the Collective Measures. 3 p.m., Hunter Center. 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. (413) 662-2111.

FILM

Berkshire Museum

"The Secret Village," a suspense thriller directed by Swamy Kanda and shot in Berkshire County. 7 p.m. Advance tickets call (413) 443-7171 ext. 10. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Berkshire Hills Chorus

Berkshire Hillsmen and chhorus will present "60 minutes ... give or take," 2 p.m. at Barrington Stage. 75th anniversary of local barbershop groups, with comedy show. (413) 236-8888, barringtonstageco.org.

United Congregational Church of Holyoke

Experience Music at United will present Anita Cooper, soprano, and Grant Moss, piano, in concert. Suggested donation of $10, reception to follow where you can meet the artists. 2 p.m. in the Skinner Chapel, 300 Appleton St., Holyoke. (413) 532-1483.

Williams College

Freddie Bryant & Subhendra Rao, 3 p.m., Presented by the Williams College Department of Music. Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Ward's Nursery & Garden Center

Herbs for the Winter Kitchen, 1 p.m., 600 Main St., Great Barrington. Register call (413) 528-0166 or visit www.wardsnursery.com.

THEATER

Ghent Playhouse

"Other People's Money," 2 p.m., 6 Town Hall Road, Off Route 66, Ghent, NY. Tickets call (800) 838-3006.

The Mount

The Age of Innocence Opera: A Lecture by Composer David Carpenter. Carpenter will discuss his creative process in composing this work based on Edith Wharton's best-selling novel. 4-6 p.m., 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Mixed Company

"Q W E R T Y; Typewriter Plays" 8 p.m. 37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington.

Shakespeare & Company

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

Monday

Oct. 28

COMMUNITY

Boo Bash

Halloween costume party and trick-or-treating for children and parents, 6 to 8 p.m. Annual MCLA event, free and open to all. Berkshire Towers, Church Street, North Adams. (413) 662-5523.

Mark Twain House

John Talifero, author, to speak on John Hay, Gilded-Age figure, private secretery to Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State to Theodore Roosevelt. 7 p.m.,Hartford, Conn. marktwainhouse.org

FILM

Berkshire Museum

"The Secret Village," a suspense thriller directed by Swamy Kanda and shot in Berkshire County. 2 & 7 p.m. Advance tickets call (413) 443-7171 ext. 10. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Tuesday

Oct. 29

Hildene

Guy Fraker, Lincln scholar and author of "Lincoln's Ladder to the Presidency," to speak on Lincoln's anti-slavery politics, 6 pm. Free. Manchester, Vt. (802) 367-7960.

Wednesday

Oct. 30

COMMUNITY

Dalton Halloween Parade

Costume parade from Senior Center on Field Street to CRA on Main Street, 6 p.m. Costume show and candy.

MUSIC

Williams College

MidweekMusic, 12:15 p.m.; Jonathan Biss & Miriam Fried, 8 p.m. Presented by the Williams College Department of Music. Williamstown.