Berkshire weekly calendar of arts and community events



January 17


Williams College Museum of Art

"WCMA at Night: Working Together," evening of music, food, dancing and more in the museum's gallery spaces, 5 to 9 p.m., 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Suite 2, Williamstown, (413) 597-3352.


'Live in HD' Series

London's National Theatre production of "The Magistrate," live in HD, 2 p.m., Clark Art Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown, and at 7 p.m., Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-0100.


January 18


W. Stockbridge Library

R.M. Hungate, science instructor at Lee Middle and High School, on his recent trip to the Canadian Hudson Bay, 7 to 9 p.m., Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, Route 102, West Stockbridge.


Williams College

"Mozart's ‘Figaro' Unplugged," acts II and IV featuring student and community singers, 7:30 p.m., Adams Memorial Theatre, ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Main Street, Williamstown.


January 19


The Egg

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company performing audience favorites and world premieres, 8 p.m., Albany, N.Y., (518) 473-1845.

Lenox Coontradance

Lenox contradance with music by Coincidance, calling by Jon Greene, 8 to 11:30 p.m., Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox, (413) 528-4007.

Pittsfield Squares

"Sleigh Ride," with caller, Matt McGovern, and cuer, Esther Mindlin, mainstream with plus level tip, 7;30 to 10 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.


Berkshire Museum

Opening day for new exhibit, "Bats: Creatures of the Night," bat-related activities from 1 to 3 p.m.; lecture on the status of white nose syndrome on bat populations, 4 p.m., and preview reception from 5 to 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Good Purpose Gallery

Artist reception for exhibit "Viewfinder," photography by Paul Solovay, Charles Steinhacker, Charlie Jacobs, Dominick Avellino, Chris Ray and sculpture by Joe Katz, 5 to 7 p.m., 40 Main St., Lee, (413) 394-5045.


Images Cinema

"International Family Film Series" "Little Fugitive," 1953 film about a young boy's adventure at Coney Island, 10:30 and 1, 50 Spring St., Williamstown, (413) 458-1039.


Berkshire Co-Op

"Kids Can Cook," workshop for kids to make pumpkin whole wheat cinnamon rolls, 10 a.m., Great Barrington; call for more information: (413) 528-9697, ext. 13.


Western Gateway

"Red Alert! A History of Mars," part of "Astronomy Month" series, 3 p.m., Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Route 8, North Adams, (413) 663-6312.


Barrington Stage Company

Youth open mike night at Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield;

Clark Art Institute

Metropolitan Opera production of "Maria Stuarda," 12:55 p.m., part of "The Met Live in HD," 225 South St., Williamstown. (413) 458-0638.


Williams College madrigal group 20th reunion concert, 8 p.m., Thompson Chapel, Route 2, Williamstown.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Metropolitan Opera, "Maria Stuarda," 1 p.m.,Live in HD, lecture 11 a.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-0100,

Williams College

"Mozart's ‘Figaro' Unplugged," acts II and IV featuring student and community singers, 7:30 p.m., Adams Memorial Theatre, ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Main Street, Williamstown.


Berkshire Knapsackers

Snowshoe or hike in Beartown State Forest, about 4 to 5 miles; information: Nancy King, (413) 644-8873.

Merck Forest & Farmland Center

Ride around mountaintop farm. Morning or afternoon guided snowshoe. Stop by the Sap House fire pit to warm up. 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vt.,, (802) 394-7836.

Mountain Meadow

Snowshoe trek on gentle trails, two hours, 10 a.m., meet at Benedict Road entrance, Pownal, Vt., off White Oaks Road in Williamstown; information: (413) 532-1631, ext. 10.


Ghent Playhouse

"Almost Maine," 8 p.m., Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y., (800) 838-3006.


January 20


Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

"The Pink Panther," 4 p.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-0100,


Hevreh of S. Berkshire

Michelle Levine, outreach and marketing director of the Society for Protection of Nature in Israel, on what is happening to protect the environment, particularly in Israel, 1:15 p.m., 270 State Road, Great Barrington, (413) 528-6378.


Berkshire Knapsackers

Snowshoe or hike Mt. Greylock, about 9 miles on Hopper and Appalachian trails to summit; (518) 339-8782.


Ghent Playhouse

"Almost Maine," 2 p.m., Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y., (800) 838-3006.


January 21



Berkshire Co-Op

"DIY Kids," natural tie dying workshop for kids, 4 p.m., Great Barrington; (413) 528-9697, ext. 13.


January 22


If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.

Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions