Thursday

Nov. 14

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Athenaeum

"A Caregiver's Guide to the Holidays" with Bob Dean, director of Navigation for Caregivers. 7 p.m., Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Four Freedoms Forum: Social Media, a program for adults. Explore social media's benefits and costs in the Museum's latest community conversation. 5:30-6:30 p.m., free. Stockbridge.

Williamstown Rural Lands

WRLF will host a free land conservation workshop for land owners curious about estate planning options. 2 p.m., 671 Cold Spring Road (Route 7). Register (413) 625-9151, ext. 111.

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Writers Institute

Robert Orsi, ‘reignig scholar of American Catholicism,' to speak on ‘The Gods of Gotham: Religion and the Making of New York,' 135 Western Ave., Downtown U Albany campus, Albany, N.Y.

DANCE

The Egg

Mark Morris Dance Group, acclaimed for its craftsmanship, ingenuity, humor and electic live music accompaniments. 7:30 p.m., Lancaster St., Albany. (518) 473-1845 or visit www.theegg.org/events/1212

THEATER

Clark Art Institute

‘National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage.' Evening of live theatre, directed by Nicolas Hytner.


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The celebration includes rare glimpses from the archive with many of the original actors who have performed on the National's stages over the past five decades. 2 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown. www.clarkart.edu

MCLA

Puppet Fest event, "The Chronicles of Rose." MCLA Presents at the Branch Gallery, 18 Holden St., North Adams.

Williams Theatre

‘Cabaret,' musical based on Christopher Isherwood's stories of life in Hitlerite Berlin on the eve of World War II, 7:30 p.m. ‘62 Center, 1000 Main St., Williams College, Williamstown. 62center.williams.edu

Friday

Nov. 15

ART

Mass MoCA

‘Summit 4 Teens' -- seeking teens to develop creative arts programs with MCLA, Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, 4 to 9 p.m. MCLA students, Mass MoCA museum staff for active envisioning event. Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. (413) 664-4481, ext. 8131, www.massmoca.org

COMMUNITY

Multicultural Bridge

Cultural diversity in the workplace, workshop on state laws and Cultural Competence and Supplier Diversity Program with Eagleton School, 4:30 p.m. in the gym. 446 Monterey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 394-4029

Norman Rockwell Museum

Four Freedoms Forum -- A Nation Divided: Getting Past the Impasse. Free and open to the public, 5:30 p.m., Williamstown.

Writers Institute

‘A Momentous Endounter: Reform Judaism challenges Orthodoxy in 19th-century New York,' 3:45 p.m. with Howard Rock. Performing Arts Center, Uptown U Albany campus. "The Place Beyond the Pines," screenwriter Ben Coccio to speak, 7 p.m. Page Hall, 135 Western Ave., Downtown U Albany campus.

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

Musicians from Malboro: Michelle Ross & Scott St., John, violin; Emily Deans, viola; Matthew Zalkind, cello; Gabriele Carcano, piano. 8 p.m., 807 Union St., Schenectady, NY. (518) 388-6080.

Williams College

‘Songs from the Cold Seas: Vocal Music from Iceland,' concert anc chamber choirs, 8 p.m. Thompson Memorial Chapel, Williams College, Williamstown.

THEATER

WAM Theater

"Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight" written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Kristen van Ginhoven. Preview performance. 12 & 7:30 p.m. Located at the St. Germain Stage in the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield. Tickets call (800) 838-3006 or visit www.WAMTheatre.com

Walking the Dog Theatre

‘Money' -- a theatrical event and exploration of an uncomfortable subject in an original WTD show, 8 p.m. Solaris, 360 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. (518) 610-0909.

Williams Theatre

‘Cabaret,' musical based on Christopher Isherwood's stories of life in Hitlerite Berlin on the eve of World War II, 7:30 p.m. ‘62 Center, 1000 Main St., Williams College, Williamstown. 62center.williams.edu

Saturday

Nov. 16

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Athenaeum

Demonstration lesson by Betty Sanders, "Holiday Arrangements from Your Yard," 1 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Holiday Bazaar

Zion Lutheran Church hosts Annual Holiday Bazaar & Tag Sale. Includes craft venders, raffles, baked goods and a cookie walk. Lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with take out available. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 74 First St., Pittsfield.

Holiday card workshop

Collage/printmaking workshop to make holiday cards with Vandercook letterpress, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages 16 and up, Fee includes materials, refreshments. Register at Alchemy.Initiative.com.

Holiday floral arrangements

Master gardener Betty Sanders shows how to make arrangements of flowers and natural materials from the back yard, to decorate tables for the holidays. 2 p.m., Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. (413) 499-9480

Mount Hope

Joe Bergeron, software consultant and caretaker of a barn at Moutn Hope Farm, to speak on evolution of the property, history as a prototype farm, its ‘million dollar barn' and development of nearby land. 10 a.m. with tour of exhibit on Mount Hope Farm Milne Public Lirary, Routes 2 and 7, Williamstown. williamstownhistoricalmuseum.org

Old Towns / New Country

Massachusetts and Berkshire Historical societies workshop on how to use local resources -- documents, artifacts and landscapes and local experts -- to examine historical issues with a national focus.www.masshist.org

DANCE

National Museum of Dance

Free hip-hop dance class open to all, pilot of what may become a monthly program with many kinds of dance, all levels, ages, backgrounds and shapes welcome. 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

FILM

Mass MoCA

‘The Yellow Ticket,' a film with live music event. Score composed and performed by Klezmatics co-founder Alicia Svigals and with performance by the great Polish silent film star Pola Negri. 8 p.m., B-Club, North Adams.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Co-op Market

DIY KIDS: Found Object Thanksgiving Garlands. Get in the holiday spirit and make a bright and decorative Thanksgiving Garland. Various found objects will be used for decorating so think about what you're thankful for and look aroun your home for materials. 3 p.m., 42 Bridge St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-9697 ext. 39.

Berkshire Museum

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

Spectrum Playhouse

‘Mambo & Nemonee's Worldwise Adventure,' awaken children to earth's mysteries and the delicate balance of nature. Masks, live music and puppetry, plus lots of fun! Free/suggested donation. 11 a.m., Lee.

MUSIC

Bard College at Simon's Rock

South Berkshire Concerts presents Momenta Quartet performing "Romantic Radicals," 8 p.m., McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Music School

Student recital from the piano studios of Susan Hadfield and Jean Stackhouse. 1:30 p.m., free. Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

First Congregational Church

Crescendo Chorus, Vocal Ensemble and Period Instrument Orchestra with voices of Berkshire Children's Chorus and local schools. 6 p.m., 251 Main St., Great Barrington.

Hudson Opera House

Eldar Djangirov Jazz Trio, Grammy nominated pianist. 8 p.m., 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY. (518) 822-1438.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

‘Klezmatics,' internationally acclaimed Grammy-winning Klezmer group, to perform as part of Yidstock: The Festival of Jewish Music. 8 p.m. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-0100, www.mahaiwe.org

Williams College

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Vocal Jazz Ensemble at 4 p.m., and the Percussion Ensemble in ‘Pixels' at 8 p.m. Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Natural Resources Council

Thousand Acre Swamp walk, 10 a.m. to noon. From Old Inn on the Green in New Marlborough, take Route 183 south and take a right onto East Hill Road. Follow to Hotchkiss Road on the left. The parking area will be on Hotchkiss Road on the right. Free. (413) 499-0596, www.bnrc.net

Berkshire Sanctuaries

Exploring Lime Kiln Farm Sanctuary, 250 acres in Sheffield, 10 a.m. to noon. Carpool from Pleasant Valley Sanctuary in Lenox or meet in Sheffield: Dress for the weather, bring water. Register with Berkshire Sanctuaries, (413) 637-0320, www.massaudubon.org

THEATER

EPOCH

"Love Letters," a one-man show with respected actor Richard Clark. 2 p.m., free and open to the public. RSVP requested, (413) 499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

WAM Theater

"Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight" written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Kristen van Ginhoven. 7:30 p.m. Located at the St. Germain Stage in the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield. Tickets call (800) 838-3006 or visit www.WAMTheatre.com

Walking the Dog Theatre

‘Money' -- a theatrical event and exploration of an uncomfortable subject in an original WTD show, 8 p.m. Solaris, 360 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. (518) 610-0909.

Williams Theatre

‘Cabaret,' musical based on Christopher Isherwood's stories of life in Hitlerite Berlin on the eve of World War II, 7:30 p.m. ‘62 Center, 1000 Main St., Williams College, Williamstown. 62center.williams.edu

Sunday

Nov. 17

ART

Northwest Connecticut Arts

‘How We See,' talk with David Dunlop on how we choose a meal, a shirt, a painting,, with insights from neurobiology and neuroscience and psychology on how vision, touch and smell work together, 1 p.m., to benefit Northwest Connecticut Arts council in honor of their 10th anniversary. White Gallery, 344 Main Road, Lakeville, Conn. (860) 435-1029, www.thewhitegallery.com.

FILM

Bard College at Simon's Rock

"Hiroshima Mon Amour," 3 p.m., McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center, Great Barrington.

MUSIC

Berkshire Athenaeum

"Glory Days of Rock ‘n' Roll: An Insider's Perspective" with Tom Werman, multi-platinum record producer and talent scout, 4 p.m. Lenox Library, 18 Main s., Lenox. lenoxlib.org

Clark Art Institute

Edward Arron directs chamber music concert with Jennifer Frautschi, Tessa Lark, Che-Hung Chen and Max Mandel. Performing works by Mozart, Brahms, Arvo Part and Giya Kancheli. Meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception following the performance. 2 p.m., Williamstown. (413) 458-2303.

Hanukkah concert

David Grover and his gang will perform Hanukkah classics to prepare for the holiday. 11:30 a.m., Hevreh of Southern Berkshrie, 270 State Road (Route 23) Great Barington, (413) 528-6378.

Spectrum Playhouse

Open Mic: Come out and share your original and cover songs, stand up routines, or special talents in a beautiful theater. Get stage experience. All ages and abilities are welcome. Free. 7 p.m., Lee.

THEATER

National Museum of Dance

‘The Firebird,' classic Russian folktale, with the Puppet People, 11 a.m. Children welcome to make marionettes after the show. 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. dancemuseum.org

WAM Theater

"Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight" written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Kristen van Ginhoven. 7:30 p.m. Located at the St. Germain Stage in the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield. Tickets call (800) 838-3006 or visit www.WAMTheatre.com

Walking the Dog Theatre

‘Money' -- a theatrical event and exploration of an uncomfortable subject in an original WTD show, 8 p.m. Solaris, 360 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. (518) 610-0909.

Monday

Nov. 18

ART

Bard College at Simon's Rock

"Reading the Renaissance" with speaker Dr. Thomas Martin, Professor of Art History at Bard High School. 3:30 p.m., McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center, Great Barrington.

Tuesday

Nov. 19

ART

Clark Art Institute

"Imagining Amazons: In and Out of Africa" with Clark Fellow Suzanne Preston and Allen Whitehill Clowes. 5:30 p.m., Willliamtown.

COMMUNITY

Escape into Chocolate

Tuesday Club of Stockbridge presents Joshoa Needleman of Chocolate Springs Cafe, 2 p.m. Talk on chocolate-making and Needleman's wide experience and travels, tea and chocolate to follow. Stockbridge Congregational Church, free and open to all. (413) 298-3361.

One-room Schoolhouses

Columbia County Historical Society to host an evening with Paul Rocheleau, photographer, who traveled through the U.S. photographing school houses ad published a book with Verlyn Klinkenborg. 7 p.m. Vanderpoel House of History, 16 Broad St., Kinderhook, N.Y. cchsny.org, (518) 758-9265

Pittsfield Green Drinks

Green Drinks, a short presentation by Anthony Barnaba about the Community Greenhouse Project in Pittsfield. Sponsored by the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. 5:15-6:15 p.m., Mad Jack's Barbecue, 295 North St., Pittsfield.

WordXWord

Community workshops with Samantha Thornhill. Two workshops intended to give creative voice to the specific stories that make up the Pittsfield community. Following the workshops, participants will be invited to share their work at the Lichtenstein Center. Workshop for Teens, 4 p.m.; Workshop for All, 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration encouraged, visit wXw365.org. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

OUTDOORS

MCLA

Marion Stoddart, acclaimed environmental pioneer and river activist, to speak, 7 p.m. at the MCLA Murdock Hall, Sammer Dennis Room (218), North Adams.

Wednesday

Nov. 20

COMMUNITY

Bennington Library

Local author Lea Newman to discuss her new book, ‘Emily Dickinson: Virgin Recluse,' 7 p.m. 101 Silver St., Bennington, Vt.

Harvest Gathering

Women's Interfaith Institute of the Berkshires will host an evening to give thanks, 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. Please bring an object for a Thanksgiving altar, a focus for remembering the blessings of the year. First Congregational Church, 4 Main St., Stockbridge. (413) 442-3604

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Natural Resources Council

Ice Glen hike through old growth forest in Stockbridge. Leaves 9 a.m. from Ice Glen trail head off Route 7 and Park Street. Easy to moderate walks, free. (413) 499-0596, www.bnrc.net