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Isabella Kemp and Anna Grace Nimmo laugh during an acting workshop at IS183 Art School. IS183 faculty will present their work in a series of popup galleries in Stockbridge.

Thursday, May 2

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Botanical Garden

"Passion for Plants," study group to consider herbaceous plants, 10 to noon, corner of routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3926.

Girls Inc.

Presentation of 2013 "She Knows Where She Is Going" award to Shirley Edgerton, director of Youth Alive, Rites of Passage and Empowerment program for girls, 165 East St., Pittsfield; call for more information: (413) 442-5174, ext. 12.

Monopoly Tournament

To benefit Pittsfield YMCA, includes one 90-minute preliminary round followed by top six competitors, top prize is a Cranwell Resort Getaway Weekend, 5:30 p.m., Berkshire Hills Country Club, Benedict Road, Pittsfield; information: Tami Lee, (413) 236-5612 or Michelle Green, (413) 499-7650, ext. 13.

Music School Fundraiser

Elegant evening at Fiori's, dinner, wine tastings, silent and live auctions, to benefit Berkshire Music School, 5:30 to 9 p.m., 74 Railroad St., Great Barrington; reservations required: (413) 442-1411.

Unitarian Universalist

Meeting to explore the reasonable next steps to take to move toward reducing gun violence, 7:30 p.m., 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Bennington College

Concert by Resonant Rogues, featuring gypsy jazz, eastern European traditional music, old-time ragtime, hot jazz and western swing, 8 p.m., Student Center, Bennington, Vt., (802) 379-5116.

New Lebanon Library

Linda Worster in concert, acoustic music, 6 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., (518) 794-8844.

Williams College

Violinist Casey Jones ‘13, senior recital to feature works of Wieniawski, Ysaye and Piazzola, 7 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

Eco-Volunteers, 9 to noon, Weatogue Road, Sheffield, (413) 229-8600. THEATERWilliamsTheatre

THEATERWilliamsTheatre

"Broken Glass," by Arthur Miller, 7:30 p.m., Adams Memorial Theatre, Williamstown.

WORKSHOP

N. Chatham Library

Gardening workshop with garden expert, Peter Bowden, from WRGB weekend morning news, learn how to analyze microclimates in local gardens and how to fertilize appropriately, 10 to noon, 4287 Route 203, North Chatham, N.Y., (518) 766-3211.

Friday, May 3

ART

First Friday Artswalk

First year anniversary, local and regional artists' work on display, 5 to 8 p.m., Pittsfield's Upstreet Cultural District, North Street.

Lichtenstein Center

"Art in Our Schools," annual exhibit featuring works by students in grades 6-12 from Pittsfield schools, opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m., part of "First Fridays Artswalk," 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 443-6501.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Meet Rockwell's Models," former models of Norman Rockwell describe what it was like to pose for him, 2:30 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

COMMUNITY

Indoor Tag Sale

Also book, media and bake sale, 9 to 3, United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox.

DANCE

Ballroom Dance

"Votre Soiree," music by Champagne Jam, dancing from 8 to 11 p.m., Polish Falcon Hall, Bel Air Avenue, Pittsfield.

KID STUFF

Village Green

"The Ramapo Salamander - A New York Legend," with the Free Columbia Puppet Troupe, large mask and puppet show with shape note hymns, for all ages, 7 p.m., Philmont Village Green, Maple Avenue, Philmont, N.Y., (518) 672-4090.

MUSIC

Berkshire Jazz

Williams College Jazz Group, 7:30 p.m., Baba Louie's backroom, 34 Depot St., Pittsfield.

Williams College

Student piano recital with Rachel Durrant ‘13, Haley Pessin ‘13 and Cary White ‘13, works of Bach, Beethoven and Crumb, 4 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall; Concert and Chamber choirs present "Elijah," 8 p.m., Chapin Hall, Williamstown.

 

THEATERWilliamsTheatre

THEATERWilliamsTheatre

"Broken Glass," by Arthur Miller, 7:30 p.m., Adams Memorial Theatre, Williamstown.

Saturday, May 4

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Botanical Garden

2013 season opening with new exhibit "Down to Earth: Architects Redesign the Potting Shed," eclectic blend of ideas in restructuring six potting sheds, reception from 5 to 7 p.m., routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3926.

'Humane Race'

11th annual Humane Race, for owners and their dogs, to benefit Berkshire Humane Society, includes 5k run or one-mile walk, registation at 8 a.m., downtown Williamstown. Information: www.humanerace.org.

Indoor Tag Sale

Also book, media and bake sale, 9 to noon, United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox.

KID STUFF

Village Green

"The Ramapo Salamander - A New York Legend," with the Free Columbia Puppet Troupe, large mask and puppet show with shape note hymns, for all ages, 4 and 7 p.m., Philmont Village Green, Maple Avenue, Philmont, N.Y., (518) 672-4090.

 

LECTURES

Berkshire Community College

"Distinguished Speaker Series" with Jonathan Epstein of Shakespeare & Company, on "The Drama of Shakespeare's Sonnets," presented by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at BCC, 10:30 a.m., Koussevitky Arts Center, West Street, Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"New Perspectives in Illustration," lecture series featuring "Bodies in Crisis: The Comic Grotesque in American Caricature of the 1930s," with Bryna R. Campbell, Ph.D. candidate at Washington University in St. Louis, MS, 5:30 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

Ventfort Hall

"Tea & Talk" series featuring "Staging Fashion, 1880-1920: Jane Hading, Lily Elsie, Billie Burke," with Michele Majer, assistant professor at Bard Graduate Center in New York, 3 p.m., followed by a Victoria tea, 104 Walker St., Lenox, (413) 637-3206.

MUSIC

Hevreh of S. Berkshire

Simon's Rock Chorus, program of Jewish choral music, 5 p.m., 270 State Road, Great Barrington.

Colonial Theatre

"The Spirit of Johnny Cash," with Harold Ford, and Laura Lucy as June Carter Cash, 7:30 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 997-4444.

Dewey Hall Folk Series

8 Foot River, alternative indie rock, mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation, 7:30 p.m., Dewey Hall, 91 Main St., Sheffield; www.DeweyHall.com.

EPOCH at Melbourne

The Eagles Big Band, music from the 1930s-50s, 2 p.m., EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne, 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield, (413) 499-1992.

First Congregational

"Bach and His Predecessors: Choral Works," with Berkshire Bach Society, with soprano, Jolle Greenleaf, 7 p.m., Great Barrington, (413) 528-9277.

Metropolitan Opera

"Live in HD: Handel's ‘Giulio Cesare'," noon, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-0100.

Williams College

Vocal jazz ensemble, 4 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown.

THEATER

WilliamsTheatre

"Broken Glass," by Arthur Miller, 7:30 p.m., Adams Memorial Theatre, Williamstown.

Sunday, May 5

DANCE

Berkshire Museum

"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," ballet screening, 2 p.m., Little Cinema, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Annual "Roy Boutard Day," featuring a garden tour, performance by Morris Men and traditional Mai Bowle punch, routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3926.

LITERARY

New Lebanon Library

New Lebanon Book Group to discuss "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich, newcomers welcome, 11 a.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., (518) 794-8844.

 

MUSIC

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Gaudeamus and the Collegium of Simo's Rock College, spring concert, 7:30 p.m., Kellogg Music Center, Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Clark Art Institute

Harpsichordist Victor Hill, featuring "Goldberg Variations" by J.S. Bach, 3 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

First Congregational

Gospel Gang, contemporary Christian/gospel choir, and the Messengers, men's gospel/blues quartet, 4 p.m., 25 Park Place, Lee.

Williams College

Concert and Chamber choirs present "Elijah," 3 p.m., Chapin Hall, Williamstown.

Monday, May 6

DANCE

Berkshire Museum

"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," ballet screening, 7 p.m., Little Cinema, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

 

MUSIC

Berkshire Music School

Final class/performance by Berkshire Music School Jazz Ensemble, 5 p.m., Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 442-1411.

 

Tuesday, May 7

LITERARY

'Bloomsday' Reading

In honor of Bloomsday 2013, annual reading of James Joyce's masterpiece, "Ulysses," every Tuesday until June 16, bring your own book and beverage, 7:30 p.m., 221 Ide Road, Williamstown.

MUSIC

Berkshire Music School

Final class/performance by Berkshire Music School Chamber Orchestra, 6 p.m., Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 442-1411.

Wednesday, May 8

FILM

Beacon Cinema

"Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead," free screening, film raises awareness on nutrition and health, 6 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Williams College

"MidweekMusic," weekly lunchtime series, 12:15 p.m.; Chapin Hall stage; Small jazz ensemble, 7 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown.