Justin Hayward, lead guitarist and vocalist of the rock band The Moody Blues, will perform at the Colonial Theatre on Tuesday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Justin Hayward, lead guitarist and vocalist of the rock band The Moody Blues, will perform at the Colonial Theatre on Tuesday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. (AFP / Getty Images)

Thursday, May 8

MUSIC

Berkshire Music School

Student recital from the studio of Bonnie McCubbin, voice, piano, and violin. 6 p.m., 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. (413) 442-1411.

Williams College

The Clarinet Choir, 5 p.m.; Sarah Rosemann and David Burns, 8 p.m. Willilamstown.

THEATRE

Mixed Company Theatre

"Fully Committed" by Becky Mode. An out-of-work actor is a reservationist at a trendy restaurant in NYC. 7:30 p.m., Great Barrington.

Friday, May 9

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Humorous Tales and Little Known Facts." Sseries explores the artist's adventures in illustration. 2:30 p.m., Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Plant sale, rare and unique annuals, perennials, woodies, vegetables, herbs and specialty items. Local food and craft vendors, silent auction and a tag sale. Free. Stockbridge.

Springside Park

Springside Greenhouse Group plant sale featuring annuals, handing baskets, container gardens, birdhouses, herbs, vegetable plants, and succulents. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. 874 North St., Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Lee Congregational Church

Bert Marshall in concert to benefit Church World Service, 7:30 p.m. Lee.

Whitney Center for the Arts

Opera Notte, "Deception & Desire.


Advertisement

" Evening of Arias from various popular operas with tapas available, 7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Williams College

Sato Matsui, violin, 4 p.m.; Williams Concert Choir, 8 p.m., Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary

Guided bird walk, 7-9 a.m. Pittsfield.

THEATRE

BCC Players

"Young Frankenstein." 8 p.m., Koussevitzky Arts Center, Boland Theatre, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield. (413) 236-4703.

Mass MoCA

Andrew Dawson, "The Russian Doctor." Anton Chekhov's "Journey to Sakhalin Island." 8 p.m., Hunter Center, North Adams.

Mixed Company Theatre

"Fully Committed" by Becky Mode. An out-of-work actor is a reservationist at a trendy restaurant in NYC. 7:30 p.m., Great Barrington.

Saturday, May 10

ART

The Bennington Museum

Opening reception for Angus McCullough's "Humors" exhibition, 3 p.m., in the Regional Artist's Gallery.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"An Afternoon with Author Mary Higgins Clark and Wendell Minor." Both will discuss their longtime friendship and collaboration. Book signing to follow. 1 to 2:30 p.m., Stockbridge.

Salmon Falls Gallery

Opening reception for Carl Nardiello: "The Connecticut River Series," focusing on the natural splendor of the Connecticut River Valley. 2-4 p.m., 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. (413) 625-9833.

COMMUNITY

BCC

Forum: "Living Life Deliberately, Personal Engagement with Climate Change" by Dr. William Moomaw. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Susan B. Anthony Lounge, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Plant sale, rare and unique annuals, perennials, woodies, vegetables, herbs and specialty items. Local food and craft vendors, silent auction and a tag sale. Free. Stockbridge.

Dewey Memorial Hall

Israeli Dance Party. Easy-to-follow Israeli dancing, both traditional and new forms, led by dance instructors Joan and Jim Savitt of NEFF fame. 7 p.m., Pittsfield.

Pittsfield YMCA

The Tie Dye Dash, a new color run fundraiser. Walk, jog, run, or hop this 5K run. Dressed in a provided YMCA white T-shirt and sunglasses, participants will pass through 5 splash zones where colored cornstarch powder will be tossed at them. Post- race party in Burbank Park. Register by May : pittsfieldfamilyymca.org or at the Y, 292 North St. 9 a.m., Pittsfield.

Springside Greenhouse Group

Plant sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Springside Park, 874 North St., Pittsfield. Rain or shine.

DANCE

Ventfort Hall

Mother's Day Pink Tea and Ballet with by the American Dance Institute Ensemble of Pittsfield and the Albany Berkshire Junior Ballet Company and the Cantarella School of Dance, 3:30 p.m. Lenox.

FILM

United Congregational Church

Silent film, "It" featuring guest organist Peter Edwin Krasinski. 7 p.m. in the main sanctuary of the United Congregational Church, Holyoke. (513) 533-8412.

MUSIC

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

The Met: Live in HD series featuring Rossini's "La Cenerentola," 1 p.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Music on Main

A Cappella Extravaganza, 3 p.m. Strike a Chord and Tapestry coed a cappella group performs show tunes, doo-wop, pop, funk, and gospel, with comedy. First Congregational Church Stockbridge. (413) 298 5365.

Williams College

The Williams College Vocal Jazz Ensemble, 4 p.m.; Williams Jazz Sextet, 5:30 p.m., Williamstown.

Vermont Arts Exchange

Basement Music Series, Prescription Dance Party 8 p.m. Bennington.

Whitney Center for the Arts

Cabaret "Evening of Song" with Samanth Talora and Ron Ramsay, many genres, pop, gospel and Broadway, 7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

OUTDOORS

Alford Springs Hike

Moderate hike partially off-trail, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Berkshire Natural Resources Council. Alford Springs Trailhead, Alford.

Master Gardeners

Free class "Starting a New Garden" 10 a.m. gardens behind Springside House in Springside Park, Pittsfield.

THEATRE

BCC Players

"Young Frankenstein" 8 p.m. Play Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan. Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield.

Hudson Opera House

"Hudson Air," recreates the atmosphere of a radio broadcast studio with live sound effects. Recorded live for future broadcast on Hudson's community radio station, WGXC 90.7FM. 7 p.m., 327 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. (518) 822-1438.

Mixed Company Theatre

"Fully Committed" by Becky Mode. An out-of-work actor is a reservationist at a trendy restaurant in NYC. 7:30 p.m., Great Barrington.

Sunday, May 11

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

Celebrate Mother's Day with free admission for mothers (members always free), and gallery talks about family themes in the work on display. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Stockbridge.

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

Mother's Day with Wildflowers, 11 a.m. Family-friendly stroll along gentle Cobble trails. Sheffield.

Hoffman Bird Club

Post Farm and Woods Pond. Morning walk in search of spring migrants and rails. Meet at the Price Chopper parking lot on the Pittsfield-Lenox Road, Lenox. Leader Gael, (413) 281-1017.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

"Wildflowers and Spring Changes," 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox. For families with children ages 5 and older.

Tamarack Hollow

Mother's Day Wildflower Hike at Little Tom Mountain. Learn about spring ephemerals and wildflowers, 1-3 p.m. www.thetrustees.org.

THEATRE

BCC Players

"Young Frankenstein" 2 p.m. Play Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan. Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield.

Mixed Company Theatre

"Fully Committed" by Becky Mode. An out-of-work actor is a reservationist at a trendy restaurant in NYC. 3 p.m., Great Barrington.

Monday, May 12

LECTURE

Mark Twain House & Museum

Kevin Mac Donnell, a Twain scholar, bookseller, and collector, will speak on ‘Samuel Clemens' famous pseudonym. 5:30 p.m. Reservations: (860) 280-3130. 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, Conn.

Tuesday, May 13

DANCE

Tamarack Hollow

Afro-Cuban dance class with Miguel Periche from Holguin, Cuba, with live folkloric drumming, 7 p.m. Funk Box Dance Studio 137 North St., Pittsfield.

MUSIC

The Colonial Theatre

Justin Hayward, the lead guitarist and vocalist of legendary rock band The Moody Blues. 7:30 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield. (413) 997-4444.

Williams College

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Piano Studio Recital, 5:30 p.m.; Chamber Music Studio Recital, 8 p.m., Williamstown.

Wednesday, May 14

MUSIC

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

London's National Theatre in HD encore broadcast of "King Lear," 2 p.m. Great Barrington.

Williams College

The Williams College Department of Music presents Midweekmusic, 12:15 p.m.; Songwriters Studio Recital, 4 p.m.; Small Jazz Ensembles, 7 p.m., Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

"Evening at the Beaver Ponds," 7-8:30 p.m., Lenox. Not recommended for children younger than 3.