Things to do and see in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont for Oct. 20 to 26
BENNINGTON CENTER FOR THE arts
44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, VT.
Through Nov. 14: American Women Artists National Exhibition, 5 to 8 p.m.
75 Main St., Bennington, Vt.; 802-447-1571, www.benningtonmuseum.org.
Through October, open daily 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or call 802-447-1571 for more information. Admission: $10 adults; $9 seniors and students over 18; free, children and students under age 18. Wheelchair-accessible. Group tours offered for 10 or more individuals.
On view year-round: Grandma Moses Gallery. Largest public collection of paintings by Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860-1961) in the world.
Through Nov. 6: "Milton Avery's Vermont." A focused look at the work this American modernist created based upon his summers spent in southern Vermont, from the mid-1930s through the mid-1940s.
Works on Paper Gallery
Through Oct. 30: "Works by Duane Michels."
Regional Artists Gallery
Through Dec. 30: "PARTICLE/WAVE," large-scale photographs by artist Leslie Parke.
39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.; 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org.
Through Oct. 31: "Something Scary," family friendly, somewhat wacky exploration of fears and phobias as visitors encounter the "shadow wall," venture into the torture chamber and try an Ouija board. From a witch's broom to a mad scientist's laboratory, specimens of owls and snakes, and even spooky dolls with glass eyes, discover how being terrified can be a blast.
Through Oct. 30: "Finding Raven: Art and Stories from the Northwest Coast"; Living on Earth: The Work of Robert Hite."
Through Nov. 20: "BerkshireNow: Melissa Matsuki Lillie."
Through Oct. 30: Art in the Barn: Mass Audubon's Statewide Photo Contest Exhibit, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox, Mass.
Eclipse Mill Gallery
243 Union Street, North Adams, Mass.
Gallery hours: Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.
Through Oct. 23: Northampton Modern Quilt Guild presents "Sew'l eWitt: Quilts Inspired by Sol LeWitt."
51 Main St. North Adams, Mass. 413-662-5320, www.mcla.edu/gallery51
Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Sunday noon - 4 p.m.
Through Nov. 20: "Everything I Never Told You: Secrets Too Beautiful to Keep," a collaborative exhibition by artists Shelley Chamberlin and Michelle Daly. This show will feature artworks that map the trajectory of their friendship, along with their individual and collective artistic practices.
Hancock Shaker Village
Routes 41 and 20, Pittsfield. 413-443-0188 or hancockshakervillage.org.
"Highlights from the Fitzpatrick Quilt Collection," exhibition, through Oct. 30, Brick Dwelling. From the personal quilt collection of Jane Fitzpatrick, bequeathed to the Village by the Fitzpatrick family, owners of the Red Lion Inn and Country Curtains. Free with admission.
2462 NY Route 23, Hillsdale, N.Y.
Through Dec. 3: "Bedfellows," a group exhibition of photography, painting and sculpture that pushes notions of figuration.
1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass.
413-662-2111 or massmoca.org
Galleries are open 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Wednesday-Monday (closed Tuesdays). Gallery admission is $18 for adults, $16 for veterans and seniors, $12 for students, $8 for children 6 to 16, and free for children 5 and under. Members are admitted free year-round.
"Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder." Twenty-three artists work in a wide range of media to explore perception, time and the cosmos to provoke viewers into their own state of wonder.
"Alex Da Corte: Free Roses," on view now. Provocative, puzzling, and visually seductive, in his first museum survey Alex Da Corte's neon-bright, exuberant works merge the languages of abstraction and modern design with banal, off-brand items, ranging from shampoo to soda to tchotchkes and household cleaning supplies.
"Sarah Crowner: Beetle in the Leaves," on view now. Crowner's exhibition at MASS MoCA — her first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum — features both existing paintings and major tile works designed and fabricated for the show.
"Federico Uribe: Here Comes the Sun" on view now. The works of Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Uribe, whose magical, colorful sculptural menagerie of animals — crafted out of leather bags, bullets, shoelaces and color pencils — can raise one's spirits, even though some of the imagery is fierce.
"Nick Cave: Kaleidoscopic Playground" on view now. Cave converts the Kidspace ArtBar into a veritable Kaleidoscopic Playground — a participatory art-making lab that invites visitors to explore their senses, emotions, and self.
"The Space Between": On view through December. The Space Between disperses installations by seven artists in interstitial or transitional spaces throughout the campus and beyond to investigate ways to actively inhabit this state of "just passing through."
"Anselm Kiefer": On view seasonally,through Nov. 27. The long-term exhibition includes Étroits sont les Vaisseaux (Narrow are the Vessels) (2002), an 82-foot long, undulating wave-like sculpture made of cast concrete, exposed rebar, and lead.
"Sol Lewitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective," on view now. LeWitt — who stressed the idea behind his work over its execution — is widely regarded as one of the leading exponents of Minimalism and Conceptual Art, and is known primarily for his deceptively simple geometric structures and architecturally scaled wall drawings.
"Franz West: Les Pmmes d'Adam," on view through November. A monumental outdoor sculptural ensemble on extended loan from the Hall Art Foundation that is infused with humor and a particular delight in visual and linguistic puns.
"Barbara Takenaga: Nebraska," on view now. Takenaga creates a new work for a wall in the Hunter Hallway at MASS MoCA. Known for her small, labor-intensive, exuberant abstractions composed of matrix-like swirling patterns of dots, here Takenaga translates her meticulous handcrafted easel-sized work to wallpaper.
"Ran Hwang: Untethered," on view through December. Using thousands upon thousands of buttons and pins, Korean artist Hwang installed "Untethered," a 140-foot-long sculpture featuring 14 birds, including six phoenixes.
"Michael Oatman: All Utopias Fell," through Nov. 27. A project in three parts: The Shining, The Library of the Sun, and Codex Solis.
"Natalie Jeremijenko: Tree Logic," on view now. In Tree Logic, the art of the piece is not found in its condition at any single point in time, but in the change of the trees over time. When inverted, the six trees in this experiment still grow away from the earth and towards the sun.
"Don Gummer: Primary Separation," on view now. The sculpture consists of a massive granite boulder, 12 feet long by 6 feet tall, sawed in half.
"Stephen Vitiello: All Those Vanished Engines," on view through Nov. 27. Starting with the inherent resonance of the pipes and metal drums in the Mass MoCA Boiler House, Vitiello composed a layered sound installation that can be explored throughout the building.
"Christina Kubisch: Clocktower Project," on view now. The bells and beautiful brass clockworks share the tower with solar panels, electronic sound system, and a computer with Kubisch's unique program on its flash disc.
Nick Cave's massive Building 5 exhibition, "Until," on view now. The exhibit consists of thousands of found objects, millions of beads, and crystal clouds, effectively turning the space into a dense, dazzling and provocative sculptural field.
Neumann Fine Art
65 Cold Water St., Hillsdale, N.Y.
Gallery hours: Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Through Nov. 26: Nine Lives: New Work by Gallery Artists." Opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m.
Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass.
Through October and holidays open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. www.nrm.org
Admission: Members, free; Adults, $18; Seniors (65 and up) $17; Veterans, $16; College students with ID, $10; Children/teens 6 — 18, $6; Children 5 and under, free.
Through Oct. 30: "Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World."
Through Dec. 4: "Presidents, Politics, and the Pen: The Influential Art of Thomas Nast."
Thursday, Oct. 20: Historic Property and "Build a Better Baby Carriage" Walks, 2 p.m. Included with museum admission.
Wednesday, Oct. 26: "Presidential Politics and the Art of Thomas Nast" with exhibition curators Venus Van Ness and Barbara Rundback. 3 p.m. Included with Museum admission.
North Bennington Sculpture Show
Through Oct. 23: The 19th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show. Works by 38 sculptors throughout the Village. Free. www.facebook.com/NBoutdoorsculptureshow. 802-442-3328.
Sandisfield Arts Center
5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield, Mass. 413-258-4100, www.sandisfieldartscenter.org
On view: "In the Gallery: Michelle Arnot: Shodou: Traveling along the Long Path of Writing: Japanese Calligraphy."
3 Elm St., Stockbridge, Mass.
Through Oct. 30: "Earth Dialogue with Peter Bremers and Seth Resnick," a collaborative exhibition by Schantz Galleries and Sohn Fine Art Gallery.
Through Oct. 31: REMIX, an outdoor Sculpture Exhibition presented by SculptureNow and The Mount, dawn to dusk, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass.
Sienna Patti Contemporary
80 Main St., Lenox, Mass.
Through Nov. 13: Helen Britton, "wildstone."
Sohn Fine Art Gallery
69 Church St., Lenox, Mass.
(413) 551-7353, sohnfineart.com
Through Nov. 6: "Earth Dialogue" with Peter Bremers and Seth Resnick, a collaborative exhibition by Schantz Galleries and Sohn Fine Art Gallery.
Spencertown Academy Arts Center
790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, N.Y. spencertownacademy.org
Gallery hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m.
Through Nov. 13: 2016 Juried Regional Show, featuring 40 artists from the area working in disciplines from oil and watercolor to sculpture and fiber art, 4 to 6 p.m.
Williams College Museum of Art
15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Suite 2, Williamstown, Mass.
Through Dec. 18: "Object Lab," provides a public window into how art catalyzes new thinking across disciplines.
Through Jan 29, 2017: "Getting A Read On: Basquiat and Black Lives Matter." Basquiat's painting Defacement (The Death of Michael Stewart) becomes the focal point of WCMA's Reading Room, and the centerpiece of a series of conversations about police brutality, Black identity, and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Through Feb. 12, 2017: "Being the measure: David Zink Yi," his first museum exhibition in the U.S. brings together his work in sculpture, photography, music, and video and marks his foray into collaborative live performance. Performed with four musicians, Zink Yi's original work at WCMA fuses Minimalist sculptural, Afro-Cuban spiritual music, and spoken word structures.
Saturday, Oct 22: The Annual Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art with Sharon Hayes, whose work draws from historical examples of activism and protest to interrogate the present political climate. 3 p.m., Lawrence Auditorium (L231).
1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass.
413-662-2111 or massmoca.org
Saturday, Oct. 22: In conjunction with the exhibition, "Beetle in the Leaves," dancer and choreographer Carolyn Schoerner and artist and musician James Hoff have collaborated on a performance that uses Sarah Crowner's works as both stage and backdrop. Space is limited for this gallery performance.
'62 Center for Theatre and Dance
1000 Main St., Williamstown, Mass.
Thursday, Oct. 20: Dancers from New York City Ballet on The program will feature a mixed program of repertory that will reflect the evolving nature of the Pas de Deux over the past two centuries. 8 p.m. Tickets: $10, $3 students.
FAIRS, FESTIVALS AND FAMILY FUN
Corner of South Church and Center streets, Pittsfield, Mass. www.berkshirecarousel.com
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Special musical, and theatrical programing every first and third Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays: On site education art workshops 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $12.50 per class.
39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.; 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org.
Tuesdays: WeeMuse Littlest Learners, 10:30 a.m., play and learn every week in this fun, interactive new program for children ages 6-18 months, with stories, songs, sign language, and exercise. Caregivers share stories and information from collective parenting experiences. Included with regular museum admission.
Fridays: WeeMuse Adventures, 11 a.m., children 18 months to 3 years old explore the aquarium and other galleries, included with regular museum admission.
Saturdays: Chow Time in the Aquarium, 12:30 p.m., lend a hand in the preparation of meals for the creatures that live in the aquarium, included with regular museum admission.
Saturday, Oct 22: Birding the Berks Field Trip Series — Berkshire Lakes and Various Towns, 7 to 11 a.m., with Jonathan Pierce, Pleasant Valley caretaker and Hoffman Bird Club leader. Members, $10; nonmembers, $15. Directions to the meeting places provided upon registration. Registration required.
• Pleasant Valley Volunteer Day, 12:30 to 4 p.m. Volunteers are needed for a wide variety of projects throughout the sanctuary. Tools, gloves, and refreshments will be provided. Registration requested. Free. 472 W. Mountain Road, Lenox, Mass.
Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum
98 Crowley Ave., North Adams, Mass.
Saturday, Oct. 22: Hoosac Valley Legends Train — "The Story of the Hoosac Tunnel" with local historian Paul Marino and local author Chris Wondoloski. 5:30 p.m. Passengers will detrain and experience an approximate 30-minute walking tour of Southview Cemetery led by Marino. Cost: $20.
Crane Museum and Center for the Paper Arts
Off West Housatonic Street, Dalton, Mass.
Monday through Friday, 1-5 p.m.
Trace the history of Crane from its Liberty Paper Mill in 1770 to becoming today's technological leader in banknote security technology.
Through October: Tours several times each afternoon. Papermaking demonstrations Monday through Thursday. Free.
172 Church St., North Adams, Mass.
Sunday, Oct. 23: Public ghost/historic tour, 6 p.m. $5 per person.
Mass. College of Liberal Arts
Saturday, Oct. 22: Annual Fall Day of Service will take place on, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Community is invited to join in this effort; to register, email@example.com or 413-662-5384. Light breakfast and welcome by MCLA President James F. Birge and North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright, 9 a.m., Venable Gym in MCLA's Amsler Campus Center; work begins at 9:30 a.m.
Purgatory Road Haunted Hayride
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22: 7 to 10 p.m. Each hayride is approximately 35 minutes, and there is some walking involved. Proceeds from the event will support teen suicide prevention programming throughout Berkshire County. Tickets: $13 in advance at the Dalton CRA, 400 Main St., Dalton, Mass.; $15 at the door. 190 Cleveland Road in Dalton, Mass.
Southwestern Vermont Health Care
100 Hospital Drive, Bennington, Vt.
Through Dec. 7: Unique handmade gifts featuring dozens of good holiday gifts and decorations. All are handcrafted and include jewelry, knitwear, and hand-sewn items, among others. Open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Corridor Gallery.
2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass. 413-551-5111 or EdithWharton.org.
Edith Wharton's historic estate. Tour the house and gardens, enjoy lunch on the terrace, shop in the book store, or just relax and enjoy the surroundings. Admission valid for 7 days, kids free every day.
Thursdays through Oct. 27: Literary Roundtable, discussion of Wharton's literary legacy with one of The Mount's interpreters. Each week will feature different Wharton works or themes. 1:30 p.m. Included with admission.
Friday, Oct. 21: Ghost Tours, 5:45 and 7 p.m. $24 general, $20 12 to 18 years. Not recommended for children younger than 12.
Saturday, Oct. 22 "Trick or Treat? An Evening Of Stories with Speak Up," 7 p.m. General, $18; members, $15; Ghost Tours, 10 p.m. $24 general, $20 12 to 18 years. Not recommended for children younger than 12.
Serving the Berkshires, Pioneer Valley and Central Massachusetts
Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 20-22: Pumpkin Trail; with a guide, walk along a pumpkin-lit garden trail where nocturnal woodland creatures from our local forests emerge to share their stories. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Members: Adult $12, child $6. Nonmembers: Adult $20, child $10. Children under 3 free. Costumes welcome; reservations recommended. Guided tours leave every 15 minutes. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass.
Saturday, Oct. 22: Fall Colors at the Homestead, 10 a.m. to dusk, William Cullen Bryant Homestead, 207 Bryant Road, Cummington, Mass.
Sunday, Oct. 23: "A Fiery and Still Voice," led by a Trustees tour guide, the audience follows the poet William Cullen Bryant as he moves throughout the house and grounds offering an intimate glimpse into the life of this extraordinary man. Seating is limited and folks are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance online. William Cullen Bryant Homestead, 207 Bryant Road, Cummington, Mass.
Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum
104 Walker St., Lenox, Mass.
(413) 637-3206, GildedAge.org
A Gilded Age mansion, built in 1893 by George and Sarah Morgan, the sister of J.P. Morgan. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the mansion is open to the public year round. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guided tours: On the hour, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays.
Milham Planetarium, Old Hopkins Observatory, Main Street, Williamstown
413-597-2188, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Oct. 21: Astronomy students host free Planetarium Show from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector at 8 p.m., Reservations recommended: others admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.
Monday, Oct. 24 to Sunday, Oct. 30: Extraordinary lineup of international feature, documentary, independent, short and children's films at three venues: the historic Crandell Theatre and the Morris Memorial Community Center, both in Chatham, N.Y., and at the renowned Hudson Opera House in Hudson, N.Y. Tickets and schedule: filmcolumbia.org.
Berkshire Theatre Group
Box office: 413-997-4444, BerkshireTheatreGroup.org, The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.
Thursday, Oct. 20: The Havana Cuba All-Stars, "Cuban Nights," 8 p.m., at The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Tickets: $25, $50 and $65.
Burr and Burton Academy
57 Seminary Ave, Manchester, Vt.
802 362 1775, email@example.com
Friday Oct. 21: Calliope Concert, "An Evening of Music," a night of eclectic student musical performances, 6:30 p.m., in the Riley Center for the Arts. Admission: $3 students; $5 adults.
Leaf Peeper Concert Series
Hillsdale Methodist Church, on the corner of routes 22 and 23, Hillsdale, N.Y.
All 2016 concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets, $25; pemium tickets (reserved), $35. Season tickets, $80; premium $120.
Saturday, Oct. 22:"Basking in Baroque" with Baroque arias and duets, and cello suites by Bach and Vitali. The cello suites will be performed by Astrid Schween, recently appointed cellist of the famed Julliard Quartet. Baroque arias and duets will be sung by Arianna Zukerman (soprano) and Gustavo Ahuali (baritone) with pianist Giovanni Reggioli.
20 Franklin St., Lee, Mass.
Saturday, Oct. 22: Broadway Cabaret — The Broadway Villains featuring singers Jessica and Matt Passetto. 7 p.m. Songs by those bad guys (and girls) that you love to hate. $10.
West Stockbridge Chamber Players
Sunday, Oct. 23: Harvest Concert, 2 p.m. 1854 Town Hall, Main Street, West Stockbridge, Mass. Tickets: $35, available online or at town merchants who display the blue musical note.
Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown, Mass.
Friday Oct. 21: Pre-Concert Talk with Ronald Feldman, conductor of the Berkshire Symphony, 7:15 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Berkshire Symphony, 8 p.m., Chapin Hall.
Monday, Oct. 24: Master Class with Angela Hewitt, piano, Visiting Artist Series, 4:15 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall.
Tuesday, Oct 25: Visiting Artist Series — Angela Hewitt, piano, 8 p.m., Chapin Hall.
Wednesday, Oct. 26: MIDWEEKMUSIC, "In C," 12:15 p.m., Chapin Hall, stage. Visiting Artist Series — "Music From China & Talujon," 8 p.m., Chapin Hall.
Bard College at Simon's Rock
84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, Mass.
Monday, Oct. 24: Fall 2016 Proseminar Speaker Series,"Who the People: Punctuating Politics in the USA, Being America in the World" — "Exceptional Violence" with Nikhil Pal Singh, associate professor of social and cultural analysis and history at New York University and faculty director of the NYU Prison Education Program. 5 p.m., Blodgett House.
Berkshire Festival of Women Writers
Sunday, Oct. 23: Lean In with the BFWW, 3 to 5 p.m., Shaker Dam Coffeehouse & Stanmeyer Gallery, 2 Main St., West Stockbridge. Theme: writing about difficult topics with special guest Ali Benjamin.
49 Maple St., Manchester Center, Vt.
Sunday, Oct. 23: Whitney Stewart will read and sign her book, "Feldpost: The War Letters of Friedrich Reiner Niemann," 4 p.m.
One World Conservation Center
413 US Route 7S, Bennington, Vt.
Thursday, Oct. 20: Third Thursday Lecture Series — Peggy Farabaugh, "A Forest For Monarchs, 7 p.m. Monarch evolution, migration and discovery of over-wintering grounds, monarch population changes, deforestation and reforestation, U.S. habitat issues, threats and future predictions.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Fridays, Sept. 16 to Oct. 28: "A Serious Look at 20th Century Comedy, Part One," led by Philip Halpern, 2 to 3:30 p.m. The development and evolution of 20th century comedy, beginning with vaudeville, its influence on future mediums, and the impact of silent film, radio, and early television. Drop-ins welcome, no pre-registration required. Each class $10, $7.50 museum members. Berkshire Museum's Little Cinema, 39 South St., Pittsfield.
Barrington Stage Company
30 Union St., Pittsfield, Mass.
Through Oct. 23: Mark St. Germain's award-winning play, "Camping with Henry and Tom," directed by Christopher Innvar. Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., matinees Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets: $20-$49.
Berkshire Theatre Group
Box office: 413-997-4444, BerkshireTheatreGroup.org, 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.
Through Oct. 23: American Premiere of "The Bakelite Masterpiece" by Kate Cayley, a co-production with WAM Theatre. Sept. 29 to Oct. 23: Thursdays through Saturday, 7 p.m.; matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Talkbacks following Oct. 22 and 23 matinees. Tickets: $50. The Larry Vaber Stage at The Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge, Mass.
Wednesday, Oct. 26: Laugh Lounge — Dave Hill, 8 p.m., at The Garage, 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 day of the show.
6 Town Hall Place , Ghent, N.Y.
Through Oct. 23: "The 39 Steps," based on John Buchan's 1915 novel and Alfred Hitchcock's 1938 film of the same name, a classic spy thriller with farcical comedy and ingenious theatrical magic. Tickets: $10 to $20. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.
Through Oct. 23: "Peter and the Starcatcher." Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $25 general admission, $10 students.
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.
mahaiwe.org or 413-528-0100.
Thursday, Oct. 20: Mike Daisey's "The Trump Card," 8 p.m. Daisey takes on the reigning world heavyweight of self-mythologizing, the short-fingered vulgarian who captured a nation's imagination through bullying, charm, one-syllable explosions and occasionally telling the brutal truth: Donald J. Trump. Tickets: $29 to $39.
1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass.
413-662-2111 or massmoca.org
Saturday, Oct. 22: John Kelly, "Time No Line,"solo work-in-progress based on personal journal entries about the East Village of the 1980s, gender performance, the culture wars, queer history and more, that incorporates movement, projections, song, and spoken word. 8 p.m. Tickets: $5, members and students; $10 advance, $15 day of, and $21 preferred.
37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington, Mass.
Through Oct. 30: "Season by Season," four Berkshire one-act plays by Joan Ackermann. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8 p.m.; matinees on Sundays, Oct. 9 and 16 at 3 p.m. Limited tickets held at the theater, reserve by calling 413-528-2320.