Thursday, Feb. 13

FILM

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Tournees French Film Festival: Entre les bras (Step Up to the Plate). 7 p.m. Lecture Center. 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

LITERARY

Northshire Bookstore

Jennifer McMahon, speaking on her ghostly thriller novel, "The Winter People." 7 p.m., North Bennington, VT.

MUSIC

Berkshire Athenaeum

Valentine Concert by Sherri James Buxton. 7 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Free. (413) 499-9480.

Heritage Tavern

Cameron Collins, 8-11 p.m., Lenox.

UMASS Amherst

Faculty Emerita Recital featuring Estela Olevsky, piano. 8 p.m. in the Bezanson Recital Hall. Amherst.

Whitney Center for the Arts

Opera Notte, "10 Popular Arias." Wine, champagne, and beer available to order, along with light snacks. 7:30 p.m., 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Friday, Feb. 14

COMMUNITY

The Big E

Springfield RV, Camping & Outdoor Show Better Living Center, Young Building, Mallary Complex. Times and updates: TheBigE.com or (413) 737-2443. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

DANCE

Valentine's Sweetheart's Dance

This dance is a live music event featuring ballroom smooth, Latin and swing dance. Music provided by the Kathryn Anderson Trio. 7:30 p.m., 32 Bel Air Avenue, Pittsfield.


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Williams College

Club Zambezi Dance Party. Led by Artist-in-Residence in African Music Performance Tendai Muparutsa.. 8 p.m., Greylock Dinning Hall.. Williamstown. Free

LITERARY

Northshire Bookstore

Julie Spencer-Fleming, speaking on her best-selling novel "Through Evil Days." 7 p.m., North Bennington, VT.

MUSIC

Mahaiwe

Soweto Gospel Choir, 8 p.m. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-0100.

Saturday, Feb. 15

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

Great Americans: Abraham Lincoln Remembers. Meet President Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by actor Phil Jessen. A reception and refreshments will follow. Program for adults. 5 p.m., Stockbridge.

Whitney Center for the Arts

Special complete showing of a series of oil paintings by artist Leo Mazzeo, "Inspection and Introspection Redux." 5-7 p.m., 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

COMMUNITY

Bennington Museum

Community Day: Free admission for everyone, family-friendly activities and the unveiling of several new exhibits. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., North Bennington, VT.

The Big E

Springfield RV, Camping & Outdoor Show, Better Living Center, Young Building, Mallary Complex.(413) 737-2443. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

DANCE

Valentine's Day Dance

This dance is a USA Dance chapter event featuring smooth, Latin and swing dances. Music provided by Paul & Louise Guiliano. 7 p.m., 116 South St., Pittsfield.

Williams College

Club Zambezi Dance Party. Led by Artist-in-Residence in African Music Performance Tendai Muparutsa, this group promises to heat up the dance floor. 2 p.m. in the Greylock Dinning Hall, Williamstown. Free.

FILM

Images Cinema

Oscar Nominated Shorts. Features Documentaries at 10:30 a.m., Animation at 12:30 p.m., and Live Action at 2:30 p.m. 50 Spring St., Williamstown.

MUSIC

Mass MoCA

Roots Reggae Revolutionary: Burning Spear. Immerse yourself in the Rastafarian spirit, with plenty of room to dance. 8 p.m. in the Hunter Center, North Adams.

Oldcastle Theatre

Gypsy Layne, the Berkshires' first home-grown cabaret and burlesque troupe. Mature audiences only. 8:30 p.m., Bennington, VT.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsackers

Snowshoe or hike 4 to 5 miles in Taconic Trail State Park on the Sara Tenney and Hunter Family Loop Trails. Information call Leader Marion Grillon at (413) 663-8700 or email mariongrillon@hotmail.com. Williamstown.

Hilltop Orchards

Full Moon Snowshoe Trek & Bonfire. A guide will lead the group on a snowshoe trek of approximately 1-1.5 hours beginning at 6:30 p.m. A bonfire, wine tasting and live musical entertainment will immediately follow. Pre-registration required, limit to 60 hikers. 508 Canaan Road, Route 295, Richmond. Call to register (413) 698-3301.

THEATRE

Spectrum Playhouse

Nutshellapalooza, 11 a.m. Nutshell creates, produces and performs innovative, exciting and meaningful theater for young audiences. 20 Franklin St., Lee.

Sunday, Feb. 16

COMMUNITY

Adams Library

Susan B. Anthony's ‘Scrappy Quilt' Unveiled Birthday Celebration. 3 p.m., 92 Park St., Adams.

The Big E

Springfield RV, Camping & Outdoor Show, Better Living Center, Young Building, Mallary Complex. Times and updates: TheBigE.com or (413) 737-2443. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

Spectrum Playhouse

Open Mic Night with Joel Blumert & Robin O'Herin. 7 p.m., 20 Franklin St., Lee.

DANCE

Itam Lodge

Dance to the music of Champagne Jam, 7 p.m. Pontoosac Lake, Pittsfield.

FILM

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Tournees French Film Festival: Deux de la Vague/Two in the Wave. 4 p.m., in the Lecture Center. 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

MUSIC

Oldcastle Theatre

L'Ensemble's second winter concert featuring violinist Dale Stuckenbruck and pianist Heawon Kim. 3 p.m., 331 Main St., Bennington, VT.

UMASS Amherst

Faculty Recital: "One Last Time: Familiar Faces/New Beginnings" featuring Laura Klock, Lynn Klock and Salvatore Macchia. Premieres by Macchia & Marcin Bela. 4 p.m., Bezanson Recital Hall, Amherst.

Union College

Stefan Jackiw, violin, and Anna Polonsky, piano. 3 p.m., Schenectady, NY. Information visit www.unioncollegeconcerts.org.

Williams College

Berkshire Symphony Soloist Recital, 8 p.m. at the Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsackers

Pittsfield State Forest Cross Country ski trails on the lower terrain including bicycle trails. Information call Leader Kathy Lee at (413) 443-9562. Pittsfield.

Monday, Feb. 17

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

School Vacation Week Workshops: "Fact or Fiction? Every Picture Tells a Story." Explore how the art of Norman Rockwell, Ruth Sanderson, and Wendell Minor tell stories in pictures, and create artworks in mixed media that express your own ideas in these special drop-in workshops for all ages. 1 to 5 p.m., Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

The Big E

Springfield RV, Camping & Outdoor Show, located in the Better Living Center, Young Building, Mallary Complex. For times and updates visit TheBigE.com or call (413) 737-2443. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

FILM

Williams College

French Film Festival 2014: Unlikely Love: Longing and Desire in New French Film. Featuring Benoit Jacquot's "Farewell My Queen" (2012) at 7 p.m. Rated R. Williamstown.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

School Vacation Week Workshops: "Fact or Fiction? Every Picture Tells a Story." Explore how the art of Norman Rockwell, Ruth Sanderson, and Wendell Minor tell stories in pictures, and create artworks in mixed media special drop-in workshops for all ages. 1 to 5 p.m., Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

Hilltop Nordic Center

Paintball Biathlon: Ski or snowshoe on a loop around the orchard, stopping to shoot paintballs at target. The orchard loop is easy-moderate and no experience is needed to use snowshoes. Safety instructions and paintball equipment will be provided. Warm up inside by the fireplace with hot chocolate. Arrive by 11 a.m., 508 Canaan Road, Route 295, Richmond. (413) 698-3301.

LECTURE

Berkshire Athenaeum

Very Interesting Lecture Series: "Shay's Rebellion: The Trials of Job Shattuck" presented by Gary Shattuck. Free. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. (413) 499-9480.

MUSIC

UMASS Amherst

Faculty Recital: Astrid Schween with guest Randall Hodgkinson, featuring Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, and more. 8 p.m., Bezanson Recital Hall, Amherst.

Williams College

Berkshire Symphony Student Soloist Competition, 6 p.m. in the Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Williamstown.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

School Vacation Week Workshops: "Fact or Fiction? Every Picture Tells a Story." Explore how the art of Norman Rockwell, Ruth Sanderson, and Wendell Minor tell stories in pictures, and create artworks in mixed media that express your own ideas in these special drop-in workshops for all ages. 1 to 5 p.m., Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Race Task Force: Race and Prison. 7 p.m., 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

KID STUFF

The Big E

"A Day Away in the Past," located in the Storrowton Village Museum. For times and updates visit TheBigE.com or call (413) 737-2443. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

MUSIC

UMASS Amherst

Wind Ensemble featuring James Patrick Miller and Ayano Kataoka. 8 p.m., Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Amherst.

OUTDOORS

Taconic Hiking Club

Grafton Lakes State Park, Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe. The depth of the snow determines whether it will be ski-able around Long Pong or the other rocky trails in this park. Meet at the Winter Entrance of Grafton Lakes State Park at 10 a.m. Details contact Sharon at sboqc@mindspring.com or call (413) 674-0042. Grafton, NY.