Berkshire Eagle Staff

Sunday, Dec. 8

DANCE

Albany Berkshire Ballet

Tchaikovsky's ‘The Nutcracker,' 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Colonial Theater, 111 South St. Pittsfield. (413) 997-4444, berkshireballet.org MUSIC

Close Encounters with Music

Luncheon Musicale Benefit: light-hearted music. 12:30 p.m., Blantyre, Lenox.

Community Sing

Austerlitz Historical Society hosts a community sing with stories, 2 p.m. Refreshments to follow. Austerlitz Community Church, (518) 392-0062. www.spencertownausterlitz.org

Eagles Concert Band

Holiday concert, 3 p.m. First United Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield. Free. (413) 499-2071.

A Renaissance Christmas

Collegium and vocal ensemble Tap estry, Renaissance Christ mas music, 2 p.m. Kellogg Music Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Alford Road, Great Barrington. Free. (413) 298-5365.

Tony DeBlois

Pianist and musucian on 19 instruments, internationally touring musician. Concert to benefit Dalton Senior Center, 2 p.m. at the center at 40 Front St. ext. in Dalton. Free-will donation. (413) 684-2000.

Whitney Center for the Arts

Boston Public Quartet performs Ravel, Shostakovich, Haydn, 4 p.m. 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. (413) 443-0289

Winter Revels

Winter solstice celebration with Renaissance costumes, folk tunes, music, drama and comedy, 4:30 p.m. Historic Tannery at the Darrow School, Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

THEATER

Ghent Playhouse

Annual Christmas pantomime: ‘SleepFrog,' 2 p.m. (800) 838-3006, GhentPlayhoiuse.org

'It's a Wonderful Life'

Live Radio Play inspired by Frank Capra's 1946 film. 2 p.m. Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St. Lenox. (413) 637-3353, www.shakespeare.org