Thursday, March 13

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Athenaeum

Spectacular Spring Book Sale to members only, join at the door. 5 to 8 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

"The Heroine's Journey: Stepping into a Brave New World," workshop led by Amber Chand, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Route 183, Lenox, 7 p.m. Seating is limited; pre-registration required. (866) 200-5203.

FILM

Mass MoCA

"Linsanity," the tale of recent Harvard grad and devout Christian Jeremy Lin's 2012 rise to fame in the NBA, 7:30 p.m., Club B-10. Followed by a Q+A with filmmaker Brian Yang. (413) 662-2111, ext. 1, or massmoca.org

MUSIC

Union College

Shai Wosner, piano. 8 p.m. 807 Union St., Schenectady, N.Y. (518) 388-6080 or visit www.unioncollegeconcerts.org.

TALK

UAlbany

Seminar and reading with Dinaw Mengestu, fiction writer and journalist. 4:15 p.m. in the Standish Room, Science Library, Uptown Campus, 8 p.m., Campus Center Room 375, Uptown Campus. Albany, NY.

Williams College

"Acts of Seeing: Art, Vision & Realistic Theatre," with Amy Holzapfel, Associate Professor of Theatre. 4:15 p.m. in Wege Auditorium, Williamstown.

THEATRE

'62 Center at Williams College

A Workshop of Webster's "The Duchess of Malfi." David Levine's signature works of theatre-part sociological experiment, part workshop, part studio installation. 7:30 p.m., Williamstown.

Friday, March 14

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Athenaeum

Spectacular Spring Book Sale, choose from thousands of well sorted titles. Free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

"So You Want to Publish Your Book: Indie Publishing for Women," workshop led by Marilyn Oser, Mason Library, 231 Main St.

, Great Barrington, 2 p.m.

"How to Get it Up .Tools to Jumpstart Your Writing from Page to Stage," workshop led by Sara Katzoff and Nichole Dupont, LifeWorks Studio, 50 Castle St., Suite 2, Great Barrington, 5 p.m.

The Big E

New England Sporting Group Assn. Dog Show. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield. TheBigE.com (413) 737-2443.

Consolati Performing Arts Center

Eagle Fund 15th Anniversary Celebration & Showcase. Celebrate 15 years of grants for exceptional educational enrichment programs in the sciences, arts and technology for the five schools of the Southern Berkshire Regional School District. 6:30-8 p.m., Mount Everett Regional School, Sheffield.

Mark Twain House & Museum

Launch of Jean Zimmerman's latest novel, "Savage Girl." The fun and conversation begins at 7 p.m., with a book signing to follow. Reservations suggested by calling (860) 280-3130. 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, Conn.

Richmond Consolidated School

Fifth Town of Richmond Community Ping Pong Tournament. Registration at the door only, 5:00-5:45 p.m. Play starts 6 p.m., Richmond Consolidated School Gym on State Road, Richmond.Pizza and refreshments available.

DANCE

'62 Center at Williams College

Inish to perform, unique blend of influences drawn from Ireland, Scotland, and Brittany. Join the celebration of Celtic traditions through dance, music, song, and storytelling. 8 p.m., Williamstown.

FILM

The Linda

Food for Thought: "God Loves Uganda," presented by the CCCE Filmmakers Lab. 7 p.m., 339 Central Ave., Albany, NY.

MUSIC

Williams College

Berkshire Symphony with a pre-concert talk with Michael Adelson, Guest Conductor. 7:15 p.m. in the Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Notchview

Moonlight Skiing & Snowshoeing, 7-9 p.m., Windsor. (413) 684-0148.

TALK

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Norman Rockwell: Humorous Tales and Little Known Facts" Celebrate Rockwell's unique brand of humor during this enlightening series exploring the artist's adventures in illustration. 2:30 p.m. Route 183, Stockbridge. nrm.org

THEATRE

'62 Center at Williams College

A Workshop of Webster's "The Duchess of Malfi." David Levine's signature works of theatre-part sociological experiment, part workshop, part studio installation. 7:30 p.m., Williamstown.

Dorset Players

"I Am My Own Wife" by Doug Wright, performed by Tom Ferguson 7:30 p.m. at the Dorset Playhouse, Dorset. (802) 867-5777, dorsetplayers.org

Hubbard Hall

"King Lear," 8 p.m. 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. (518) 677-2495

Shakespeare & Company

"Private Lives" in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 7 p.m., Lenox.

Saturday, March 15

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Athenaeum

Spectacular Spring Book Sale, choose from thousands of well sorted titles. Free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

The Garden at Night: A Photographic Journey. Join the fascinating world of Linda Rutenberg, Canadien photographer and gardener, as she shares her five-year project in the US, Canada and England, documenting botanical gardens after the sun goes down. 1-3 p.m., 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge.

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

"Poetry in Play," workshop led by Lisken Van Pelt Dus, Mason Library, 231 Main St., Great Barrington, 10:30 a.m.

"Ready, Set, Go: Introduction to Writing for Blogs & Social Media," workshop led by Robin Catalano, Lenox Library, Main St., Lenox, 1 p.m.

The Big E

New England Sporting Group Assn. Dog Show, located at Mallary West. Times and updates, visit TheBigE.com or call (413) 737-2443. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

Hopkins Forest

MapleFest. Participants will visit a working sugar house, observe the finishing and bottling of the final product, assist in tree tapping and sap gathering and taste the homemade syrup on pancakes and "sugar on snow." Free and open to those of all ages. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., located at the junction of Bulkley Street and Northwest Hill Road, Williamstown.

Hudson Opera House

Motoko: Folktales from Japan. The award-winning storyteller enchants audiences of every age with her weaving of ancient lore, original tales, lyrical movement, and traditional music, 10 a.m.; Origami Workshop, 11 a.m., 327 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. (518) 822-1438.

The Bookstore

Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, granddaughter of Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson the founder of the modern comic book industry and DC Comics will read from a newly published collection of "the Major's" adventure stories, "The Texas-Siberia Trail" at 2 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.

DANCE

Bennington American Legion

Dance to the music of Champagne Jam, 7-11 p.m., Bennington.

'62 Center at Williams College

Inish to feature a unique blend of influences drawn from Ireland, Scotland, and Brittany. Join the celebration of Celtic traditions through dance, music, song, and storytelling. 8 p.m., Williamstown.

Lenox Community Center

Lenox Contradance featuring live music by The Gaslight Tinkers and calling by Sarah Van Norstrand. New dancers at 8. 8-11:30 p.m., 65 Walker St., Lenox.

St. Patty's Dance

USA Dance chapter, smooth, Latin, and swing dances. 7-11 p.m., 116 South St., Pittsfield.

FILM

Clark Art Institute

The Met: Live in HD featuring Massenet's "Werther," 12:55 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown. (413) 458-2303.

Mahaiwe

The Met: Live in HD, Massenet's "Werther," 1 p.m. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-0100.

MUSIC

Berkshire Music School

Concertand CD Release party by folk trio Wintergreen. Refreshments, 3 p.m., Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. (413) 442-1411.

Mark Twain House & Museum

Christine Lavin live in concert, at 7 p.m. The Knitting Circle pre-show is at 6:00 p.m. (860) 280-3130 or marktwainhouse.org.

Mass MoCA

Body/Head, the experimental collaborative of Sonic Youth co-founder Kim Gordon and guitar phenom Bill Nace, 8 p.m. The concert is rescheduled from Dec.14. All tickets for the December date will be honored for the March performance. (413) 662-2111, ext. 1, or massmoca.org.

Williams College

Visiting Artists Jimmy Greene Quartet, 8 p.m. in the Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. Free.

OUTDOORS

Hilltop Orchards

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

TALK

Norman Rockwell Museum

"The Shakers." Explore the cultural contributions of the Shakers, from the 1700s to the present day, with author/historian Sharon Koomler, author of "Shaker Style," 5 p.m. Presented in partnership with the Shaker Museum and Library in Mount Lebanon, N.Y. A book signing will follow. Route 183, Stockbridge. nrm.org

THEATRE

'62 Center at Williams College

A Workshop of Webster's The Duchess of Malfi. David Levine's signature works of theatre-part sociological experiment, part workshop, part studio installation. 7:30 p.m., Williamstown.

Dorset Players

"I Am My Own Wife" by Doug Wright, performed by Tom Ferguson 7:30 p.m. at the Dorset Playhouse, Dorset. (802) 867-5777, dorsetplayers.org

Hubbard Hall

"King Lear," 8 p.m. 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. (518) 677-2495

Shakespeare & Company

"Private Lives" in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 2 & 7 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox. shakespeare.org

Spectrum Playhouse

Nutshell Playhouse performs Mambo & Nemonee's Worldwide Adventures, 11 a.m., 20 Franklin St., Lee.

Sunday, March 16

COMMUNITY

Ashintully Gardens

Frosty Snowshoe, Toasty Yoga. Explore the fields, gardens, carriage roads, and mansion ruins at Ashintully Gardens, followed by toasty yoga in John McLennan's swanky music studio on site. 1-4:30 p.m., Tyringham. (413) 243-3582.

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

"Writing that Matters: Social and Environmental Activism through the Written Word," A Berkshire Magazine live panel discussion, hosted by Anastasia Stanmeyer, editor of Berkshire Magazine, with Karen Berger, Clemma Dawson, Kristin Moe, Judith D. Schwartz, and Jenn Smith. Beacon Theater, 57 North Street, Pittsfield, 11 a.m.

"Women Writers of a Certain Age," hosted by Sonia Pilcher with readings by Jan Krause Greene, Maureen Howard, Cecile Kraus, Marilyn Oser, and Sonia Pilcher.

The Big E

New England Sporting Group Assn. Dog Show, located at Mallary West. Times and updates, visit TheBigE.com or call (413) 737-2443. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

New England Air Museum

Open Cockpit Day. Visitors are permitted to climb into the cockpits of up to nine vintage airplanes including two supersonic jet fighters, the Vietnam era Huey helicopter, the WWII P-47 Thunderbolt, the Vintage DC-3 airliner, and more. A special feature will be a program on the Museum's WWII Goodyear blimp car. Open Cockpit program will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and presentation will be at 11:30 and 1:30 p.m. 36 Perimeter Road, Windsor Locks, Connecticut. (860) 623-3305.

Polish Community Center

Spring Toy & Training Show hosted by The Mountain Toy & Railroad Club. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Washington Avenue, Albany, N.Y.

FILM

Mahaiwe

"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" starring Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes. 4 p.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-0100, mahaiwe.org

MUSIC

Hubbard Hall

Music from Salem Listening Club presents Mozart's Viola Quintets with Lila Brown. 4 p.m. at Hubbard Hall's Freight Depot building in Cambridge, N.Y. (518) 677-2495.

Ventfort Hall

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a Family Shamrock Tea and musician Ted Soulos, who will play the Irish flute and whistle. 3:30-5:30 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. (413) 637-3206.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsacker

Hike or snowshoe north up and around Shaker Mountain, around Holy Mount, and descend back to Route 20. Information: Leader Michelle Filiault at (413) 822-0778. Hancock.

THEATRE

Hubbard Hall

"King Lear," 8 p.m. 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. (518) 677-2495

Shakespeare & Company

"Private Lives" in the Elayne P. Berstein Theatre, 2 p.m., Lenox.

Whitney Center for the Arts

Town Players of Pittsfield presents a staged reading of "Didn't See That Coming," a collection of short one-acts by Mark Harvey Levine. 2 p.m., Pittsfield.

Monday, March 17

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

"Preparing for Print: An Introduction to Self-Publishing," with Jessika Hazelton of the Troy Bookmakers. The Bookloft, 322 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, 6:30 p.m.

"The Power of Community: Linking the Personal and the Planetary," a workshop led by relationship therapist Ani Grosser, Church on the Hill Annex, 55 Main Street, Lenox, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 18

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

"Peggy Seeger: A Feminist View of the Image of Women in Traditional Anglo-American Songs," hosted by Barbara and Graham Dean. Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington, 4 p.m., benefits the Festival and WBCR-LP

"IWOWWOW" (n words out words women's words), reading hosted by Deb Koffman. Deb Koffman Artspace, 137 Front St., Housatonic, 7 p.m. Monthly open mic for storytellers, poets, musicians, and performers.deb@deb koffman.com; 413-274-1212.

FILM

Berkshire Athenaeum

Cinema of Law, Season 8, continues with the documentary "The Other Side of Immigration" with an introduction by Attorney Joseph Best. 6 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Free.

Pittsfield Green Drinks

Starting at 5:15 p.m. with a presentation at 6:15 by Richard Hall on Utilizing food waste as a feedstock Anaerobic Digestion to create renewable Energy, Mad Jack's BBQ, 295 North St, Pittsfield. jane@thebeatnews.org or (413) 230-7321.

Wednesday, March 19

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

"Poetry, Paradox and Prayer," reading and workshop with Jan Hutchinson. Congregational Church, 4 Main St., Stockbridge, 6 p.m.

"Press Ready 101," workshop led by Sarah Platanitis. PRESS Gallery, 49 Main St., North Adams, 6 p.m.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsacker

Late winter hike or snowshoe from the Mount Washington State Forest Headquarters up the Alander Mountain Trail to the summit, where one can enjoy views of three states. Dog-friendly hike. Information contact Leader Vicky Singer at (413) 422-3701 or Karen Ross at kcoyross@aol.com. South Taconics.