Thursday, April 3



Tricks of the Trade: You and Your Art: Strategic Planning. April is the month to explore. 6 p.m., Stockbridge. COMMUNITY

The Bookstore

Booksigning with Stockbridge native Adam Begley, who will read from, discuss, and sign copies of "Updike." 5 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.

Northshire Bookstore

Reading, discussion with Mary Sanders Shartle, "The Truth and Legend of Lily Martindale: An Adirondack Novel." 7 p.m., Saratoga Springs, N.Y.


Gateway Regional High School

"Cabaret" with The Show Choir and the Jazz Band. 7 p.m. at the Gateway Performing Arts Center. 12 Littleville Road, Huntington.

Friday, April 4


Eyes Wide Open

Panel including Luke Adams, the first deaf competitor on CBS' "The Amazing Race," 4:30 p.m. Sean Forbes, Deaf and Loud in concert, 6:30 p.m. Bennington Center for the Arts, 44 Gypsy Lane.

First Fridays Artswalk

Meet the artists from 5 to 8 p.m., at 15 separate shows. A free guided walking tour begins at 5 p.m. at the Intermodal Center. Pittsfield.


Barrington Stage Company

Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein," presented by St. Joseph's High School, 7:30 p.m., 30 Union St., Pittsfield.

Saturday, April 5


Norman Rockwell Museum

Art talk: "Murray Tinkelman: The Inspired Line.


" Join Murray Tinkelman for a look back at his six-decade career. 2 p.m., Stockbridge.


Berkshire Botanical

"Ready, Set, Grow!" To register: (413) 298-3926 or www.berkshirebotanical. org. 5 W. Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge.

The Big E

Troy Kennel Club Dog Show; North American Alpaca Show. (413) 737-2443. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield. Also on Sunday.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Bird-banding demonstration, ages 3 and older. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 472 W Mountain road, Lenox.

Ventfort Hall Mansion

"Repast or Dining Out, 1900-1910," an illustrated program given by historian Michael Lesy and his wife, Lisa Stoffer, who will autograph copies of their book following the tea and talk. 3:30 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. (413) 637-3206.

Western Gateway Heritage park

Illustrated lecture, "Water, Water Everywhere." 3 p.m., south of the Hadl ey Overpass on Route 8, North Adams. (413) 663-6312.



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


Bennington Center for the Arts

"Eyes Wide Open" panel discussion on deaf culture and performance by Sean Forbes with Deaf and Loud. Discussion is free and starts at 4:30 p.m., concert starts at 6:30 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Berkshire Athenaeum

"Ken Bonfield's Artistry of the Guitar, solo concert," 2 p.m., free. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Hudson Opera House

Eviyan: Iva Bittova, violin and vocals, Gyan Riley, guitar, and Evan Ziporyn, clarinet. 7 p.m., 327 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. (518) 822-1438.

Left Bank

Local rock-folk-mantra band Three Graces. 7 p.m., North Bennington, Vt.

Mass MoCA

Mike Gordon, Phish's bassist. 8 p.m. in the Hunter Center, North Adams.


Hoffman Bird Club

Connecticut Coastal Caravan. A 3/4-day trip to the Connecticut shore to look for wintering waterfowl. Bring a scope; lunch optional. (413) 655-8594.


Barrington Stage Company

Mel Brooks musical, "Young Franken stein," presented by St. Joseph's High School. 7:30 p.m., 30 Union St., Pittsfield.

Sunday, April 6


Voices from the Workshop

Members of Berkshire poet Michelle Gillett's Writing Workshop will read from their work at 4 p.m. at the Stockbridge Library. (413)298- 4814 or (413) 298-5501.


Hubbard Hall

Music from Salem Spring Concert featuring MfS director Lila Brown on viola, pianist Marc Ryser, and the Julius Quartet, Boston Conserv atory's honors string quartet. 7 p.m., Cambridge, N.Y.


Barrington Stage Company

Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein," St. Joseph's High School. 3 p.m., 30 Union St., Pittsfield.

Monday, April 7


Bard College at Simon's Rock

Body Counts, a reading by Sean Strub. 4 p.m. in the library, 83 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Bennington College

Andy Horwitz, Culturebot Arts & Media, Inc. founder and publisher of, will examine a variety of art practices and methods of cultural production, 6:30 p.m. in the CAPA Symposium, Bennington, VT.

Hoffman Bird Club

Monthly meeting, "Studying and Con serving Birds that Do Not Stay Put: The Case of the Bobolink." 7 p.m. at Berk shire Life Insurance, 700 South St., Pittsfield.

Stephentown Heritage Center

Illustrated talk with Will Garrison on Herman Melville at Arrowhead. Free and open to the public. 7:30 p.m., Garfield Road, County Route 26, Stephentown, N.Y. (518) 733-0010.


Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse

Old Chatham Quaker Meeting will screen "The Invisible War." Refresh ments, discussion to follow. 7 p.m., 539 County Route 13, Old Chat ham, N.Y.

Tuesday, April 8


Berkshire Community College

"Sexual Assault Myths and Reali ties." How to break the cycle. 12:15-1:15 p.m. Susan B. Anthony Lounge.

Music of poetry

7 p.m. Pianist Michael Arnowitt will explore the musical aspects of poetry. Jazz performance 6:30 to 7 p.m. First Congregational Church of Manchester.

Williams College

"Historical Perspectives on Russia and Chechnya," 2:45 p.m., Interna tional Stu dies Colloquium with Bill Wagner, Brown Professor of History, Schapiro Hall.

Wednesday, April 9


Arts Block

"Peace and Conflict," a documentary film biography,about British composer Benjamin Britten. Performance of Brittens First Suite for Solo Cello Op. 72 by cellist Mark Fraser. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Main Street, Greenfield.


Southern Vermont College

Presentation by community organizer Thondup Tsering on "Kid 382." 6:30 p.m. in Hunter Hall's Greenberg Atrium, Bennington, Vt.


Williams College

The Williams College Department of Music presents "The Songs of John Harbison," contemporary poetry set to music, with panel of poets. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown.