Thursday, April 3

ART

IS183

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.

MUSIC

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

COMMUNITY

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.

THEATRE

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

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

Art talk: "Murray Tinkelman: The Inspired Line.


Advertisement

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

COMMUNITY

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. TheBigE.com. (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.

FILM

Mahaiwe

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

MUSIC

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.

OUTDOORS

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.

THEATRE

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

COMMUNITY

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.

MUSIC

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.

THEATRE

Barrington Stage Company

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

Monday, April 7

COMMUNITY

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 Culturebot.org, 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.

FILM

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

COMMUNITY

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

FILM

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.

COMMUNITY

Southern Vermont College

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

MUSIC

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.