Thursday, Feb. 27

COMMUNITY

Saratoga Springs History Museum

A cocktail party and book signing with author Timothy Starr, 7 p.m., Canfield Casino, 1 East Congress St., Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Co-hosted by Northshire Bookstore. (518) 584-6920 or www.saratogahistory.org. DANCE

Williams College

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, 8 p.m., ‘62 Center at Williams College, Williamstown.

LECTURES

University of Albany

E.L. Doctorow, fiction writer, 8 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus, University of Albany.

WIlliams College

Faculty Lecture Series. Gene Bell-Villada, professor of Romance languages, "Growing up Internationally, and How it Shapes a Child," at 4:15 p.m., in Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry. Reception in Schow Atrium. Free.

THEATRE

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

London National Theatre in HD, "War Horse," 7 p.m., (encore Wednesday, March 19, at 1 p.m.) 14 Castle St. Great Barrington. Box office: Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. (and three hours before showtimes). (413) 528-0100 or www.mahaiwe.org. $18 for students with ID; $25

Mass MoCA

"The Interview," a play by Guillaume Leblon. Written with curator and critic Thomas Boutoux, short play centering around the artist's desire to produce a non-traditional text on his work.


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6 p.m. in Club B-10. North Adams.

Friday, Feb. 28

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Athenaeum

Quickbooks: An introduction to Tracking Revenue. Learn about processing customer returns and credits, writing off bad debts, creating customer statements, creating sales reports, and collecting sales tax. Guided half hour at the end of the session. 2-3 p.m., Pittsfield.

Good Purpose Gallery

Readings by Charles Rafferty and Bessy Reyna, 5:30 p.m. 40 Main St., Lee. (413) 394-5045.

Mark Twain House

The storytelling series, The MOuTH, with WNPR radio personality Chion Wolfon the theme "Let's Talk About Sex," 7:30 p.m. (860) 280-3130. 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, Conn.

FILM

Images Cinema

Fresh Fest featuring "A Place at the Table," which tells the stories of three Americans who don't know where their next meal is coming from. Family-friendly, recommended for ages 8 and older. 5 p.m., 50 Spring St., Williamstown.

MUSIC

Williams College

The Williams College Department of Music presents Master Class with Visiting Artist Joel Fan, piano. 4:15 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall; 8 p.m., Chapin Hall. Williamstown.

Williams College

Pianist Joel Fan in concert at 8 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall 54 Chapin Hall Drive in Bernhard Music Center. Free. music.williams.edu or

concert hotline (413) 597-3146.

Vermont Arts Exchange

Caravan of Thieves returns for another evening of acoustic gypsy pop, 8 p.m., Sage Street Mill, North Bennington, Vt.

THEATRE

Hubbard Hall

Opening night of Shakespeare's epic play, "King Lear," at 8 p.m., Cambridge, N.Y. Shows running each Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon through March 23

Kickwheel Ensemble Theater

Dark: An End of the World Play with Music and Exercise Bikes. 7 p.m., 37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington. Ticket proceeds benefit the 10th Annual Berkshire Fringe. (413) 320-4175.

Williams College

"She-Wolf," An Honors Project in Theatre. Written and performed by Sarah Sanders. 7 & 9 p.m., ‘62 Center at Williams College, Williamstown.

Saturday, March 1

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

Writing about place: How Place can save you, your writing and the world, 10:30 a.m., Bartholomew's Cobble, wheatogue Road, Sheffield. Food writing forum, 1 p.m., Milne Public Library, Routes 2 & 7, Williamstown Out of the mouths of babes, an evening of mothers reading, 7 p.m., Dewey Hall, 91 Main St., Sheffield.  berkshirewomenwriters.org

Berkshire Nursing Families

12th Annual Team Trivia Night fundraiser at the Williams Inn in Williamstown. Sign-in, 5:30 p.m.; buffet dinner, 6 p.m.; trivia competition, 7 p.m. www.berkshirenursingfamilies.org, (413) 743-5338 or email bnf.teamtrivia@ gmail.com.

Merck Forest and Farmland Center

Apple tree pruning workshop led by Rico Balzano. Learn about and then actually prune an apple tree. Participants should bring their own loppers, shears, pruners, gloves, etc., though MFFC does have some equipment to borrow. Registration is limited to 20 people, call to sign up. 9 a.m. to noon, 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vt. (802) 394-7836.

Williams College

TEDx Manhattan: "Changing the Way We Eat,"10:30 a.m. - 6:15 p.m. This a live stream of the TEDx event in Manhattan, at Wege Auditorium, Williams College. Each speaker gives a 12 minute presentation on a particular topic.

DANCE

Williams College

Steady Steppin' Forward Annual Step Competition, 7:30 p.m. ‘62 Center at Williams College, Williamstown.

FILM

Images Cinema

Fresh Fest featuring "After Winter, Spring," 3 p.m.; "Soul Food Junkies," 5 p.m., 50 Spring St., Williamstown.

MUSIC

Mass MoCA

"Water Songs: Ha Tay G'am," a new live music and video project exploring the profound history of the Colorado River. Featuring compositions by various artists. 8 p.m., Hunter Center, North Adams.

UMASS Amherst

Street Scene by Kurt Weill, Elmer Rice & Langston Hughes. Artistic hybrid of musical theater, opera & spoken-word poetry. 8 p.m., Rand Theater. Amherst.

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

Snowshoe Trek,10 a.m.-noon, Sheffield. snowshoes available for rent in child and adult sizes. (413) 229.8600. Call the day before to confirm. Hot Chocolate Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sheffield. (413) 229.8600 or e-mail bcobble@ttor.org

Hoffman Bird Club

Cape Ann. All day trip to look for sea ducks, gulls and alcids. Bring lunch and scope if you have one. This trip will be limited to 12 individuals. Information: Ed Neumuth (413) 884-4961, or Tom Tyning (413) 236-4502. 6 a.m., meet at the Price Chopper on Pittsfield/Lenox Road, Pittsfield.

Notchview Reservation

Bread ‘n Jam Classic, 10 a.m. Registration starts 8:30 a.m. Races at both 5 Km and 10 Km distances. Kids and adult races run concurrently. New this year, the Mass. Senior Games. (413) 684.0148 for information.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Bird banding demonstration,10 a.m.-noon. Suitable for children 3-18. Free for members; non-members, adult $5, child $3. Participants are free to come and go during the program. 472 W. Mountain Road, Lenox.

THEATRE

Clark Art Institute

The Met: Live in HD presents Borodin's "Prince Igor," 12 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown. (413) 458-2303.

Hudson Opera House

"The House," a puppet show for adults and children. Award-winning Danish puppeteer Sofie Krog and Spanish puppeteer David Faraco, 7 p.m., 327 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. (518) 822-1438.

Kickwheel Ensemble Theater

Dark: An End of the World Play with Music and Exercise Bikes. 7 p.m., 37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington. Ticket proceeds benefit the 10th Annual Berkshire Fringe. (413) 320-4175.

Mahaiwe

The Met: Live in HD, "Prince Igor." 12 p.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. Tickets call (413) 528-0100.

Sunday, March 2

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Festival of Women writers

Inspiring generosity: New perspectives, with Barbara Bonner, 2 p.m. at the Mount, 2 Plunkett St. Lenox. I Sing the Body Electric, movement workshop 7 p.m., Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barringron. berkshirewomenwriters.org

Mead's Maple Syrup

Berkshire Co-op Market will kick off its annual farm tour season 10:30 a.m., in Canaan, Conn. (413) 528-9697, ext. 10.

St. Stephen's Parish

Share the Warmth: A Community Knit-a-Thon, noon-6 p.m. Knit hats, scarves, or mittens to donate. All funds raised will go to the Pittsfield Council of Congregations emergency fuel fund. Bring a lunch. (413) 448-8276. 12-6 p.m.

Williamstown Rural Lands

Annual benefit dinner, Local Flavors, 5 p.m., at Hops and Vines, 16 Water St., Williamstown. Reservations (413) 458-2494 or visit www.wrlf.org.

FILM

Images Cinema

Fresh Fest, "Leviathan," 3 p.m. 50 Spring St., Williamstown.

Images Cinema

Images Cinema will have its Annual Red Carpet Night Party benefit, 8 p.m. The Oscars ceremony will be broadcast on the big screen. Free. 50 Spring Street, Williamstown.

MUSIC

Bard College at Simon's Rock

BFWW: Sing The Body Electric, 7 p.m., Daniel Arts Center. 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

The Whitney Center for the Arts

Opera Notte @the Whit; cafe-style setting, catered by Dottie's. Seating will begin half hour prior to the show, Light snacks, wine, and beer will be available to order. 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Admission: $20; Tickets: www.operanotte.eventbrite.com or 413-443-0289 or email to tix@thewhit.org.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsacker

Snowshoe or hike, depending on the conditions, at Greylock Glen. Bring crampons if snow cover is insufficient. Distance is 5 miles. Information call leader Dotty Taft at (413) 743-0384. Adams.

THEATRE

Hudson Opera House

"The House," a puppet show for adults and children. Award-winning Danish puppeteer Sofie Krog, together with Spanish puppeteer David Faraco, have created an ensemble of weird and wonderful puppets, all united by the story of The House, a character in itself. 4 p.m., 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY. (518) 822-1438.

Kickwheel Ensemble Theater

Dark: An End of the World Play with Music and Exercise Bikes. 2 p.m. Post show discussion to follow. 37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington. Ticket proceeds benefit the 10th Annual Berkshire Fringe. (413) 320-4175.

Williams College

"She-Wolf," an honors project in theatre. Written and performed by Sarah Sanders. 7 p.m., ‘62 Center at Williams College, Williamstown.

Monday, March 3

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

"The Weary Heart in a Weary World: Writing to stay Alive" with Kuukua Dzigbordi Yomekpe and young women of color, 7 p.m., Blodgett House, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Hoffman Bird Club

Monthly meeting: Memories of Alaska with HBC members. 7 p.m., Berkshire Life, 700 South St., Pittsfield.

FILM

Images Cinema

Williams College's French Film Festival 2014 featuring Michael Haneke's "Love" (2012). 7 p.m., Williamstown.

Old Chatham Quaker Meeting

"Bidder 70," 7 p.m. Free. Refreshments and a moderated discussion to follow. 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham N.Y., across from Pitt Hall Road and Powell House. (518) 766-2992 or www.oldchathamquakers.org

OUTDOORS

Stephentown Historical Society

"The American Chestnut: Past, Present, Future," by Kenneth James, chestnut grower. 7:30 p.m., at the society's Heritage Center, Garfield Road (County Route 26), Stephentown, N.Y. (518) 733-0010

THEATER

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Screening of Shakespeare's "The Tempest," 3:30 p.m., McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Tuesday, March 4

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

Writer, lecturer, editor and feminist activist Gloria Steinem will present "The Progression of Feminism: Where are we going?" at 7 p.m. in the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium, North Adams. Free.

Stockbridge Library Museum

"Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Stockbridge," 6:30 p.m., in the Bement Room at the library. Current Stockbridge homeowners will talk about the families who lived in their houses before them. (413) 298-5501.

FILM

Berkshire Athenaeum

Cinema of Law, Season 8 to return. Showing "A Civil Action," starring John Travolta and introduced by Attorney Chris Dodig. 6 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Wednesday, March 5

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

BFWW: Corona: A Dark Comedy about Being a Pakistani-American Woman, A Reading & Writing Workshop with Bushra Rehman. 4 p.m. Bard College at Simon's Rock Library. 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Clark Art Institute

Visitor Services Volunteer Fair, 10 a.m.-noon, at Stone Hill Center on its Williamstown campus. Anyone interested in volunteering can drop in to learn about becoming a visitor services volunteer and meet with staff and current volunteers. www.clarkart.edu

MUSIC

Williams College

The Williams College Department of Music presents Mid Week Music, 12:15 p.m. in Chapin Hall, Williamstown.