Who says there's nothing to do this weekend? Here's a sampling of activities going on this weekend:
Saturday, March 16
Lecture: Williamstown's Notable Fires
When: 11 a.m.
Where: Williamstown Historical Museum
What: Stories of the town's notable fires will be told by Fire Chief Craig A. Pedercini.
A graduate of C. H. McCann Technical School, Pedercini holds a degree in fire science. A resident of the town since 1969, he began working at Williams College in 1975 and joined the Williamstown Fire Department in June 1988. He was named chief in 2003.
Pedercini is a past president of the Western Massachusetts Fire Chiefs' Association and a member of the Berkshire County Fire Chiefs' Association, the New England Fire Chiefs' Association. He currently serves on the board of the state fire chiefs' association.
Lecture: "Art History and Materiality"
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street, Williamstown
What: A public conversation that concludes a colloquium endeavoring to reveal the material underpinnings of art historical thought, both in its past traditions and in its current practices. The colloquium is convened by Jennifer Jane
St. Patrick's Eve Dinner and Dance
When: 5:30 -8:30 p.m
Where: St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, St. Anthony Drive, North Adams
What: Traditional Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage or ham. Entertainment provided by J.P. Murphy, aong with raffles, games and more.
Tickets: $10 for adults and $6 for children.
Balkan Beat Box at Mass MoCA
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Hunter Center, Mass MoCA
What: Concert by Balkan Beat Box, which first burst out of New York City's underground music scene in 2005 with a self-titled debut album that introduced the world to its Mediterranean-inflected, globalized electronic sound.
Tickets:$15 advance / $19 day of / $10 students
Sunday, March 17
When:8 to 11 a.m.
Where: Masonic Lodge, 172 Church Street, Adams
What :Naomi Chapter No. 17, Order of Eastern Star's all-you-can-eat breafast. Menu includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, french toast, pancakes (special pancake of the month - blueberry), plus more.
Cost:$7 for adults, $4 for children younger than 10.
Free showing of "Megamind"
When: 11 a.m. (Doors open at 10 a.m.)
Where: North Adams Movieplex
What: A free showing of "Megamind" sponsored by Messenger Digital Dentistry, Zumba in the Bekshiress and WNAW. Seating is first come, first served.