Things to do in the Berkshires and Southern Vt., Feb. 4-10


About Town

American Legion Post 69: Monthly meeting. Thursday 7 p.m. EBoard meeting immediately follows. Information: 802-375-6157. 54 Legion Road, Arlington, Vt.

Berkshire Young Professionals: "Don't Feed the Animals," A BYP Bash throughout the Berkshire Museum with Art Zoo Galleries Gone Wild. Friday 7 p.m. to midnight. Tickets: $10 BYP members; $15 non-members, online at Berkshire Young Professional Facebook Page. 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Congregation Knesset Israel: "Plucked from the Headlines" with Edward Insley. Thursday 10:45 a.m. Group discussion covering world events. Free. Information: 413-442-4360, Ext. 15. 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield, Mass.


Bennington Museum: Community Day. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission for everyone. Information: or 802-447-1571. 75 Main St. (Route 9), Bennington, Vt.

First Fridays Artswalk: 15 art shows, work by 40 regional artists, opening 5 to 8 p.m. downtown. Live music. Pittsfield, Mass. Artswalk After Party, 8 to 10 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Special exhibition opening for the 30th anniversary of the Berkshire County High School Art Show. Saturday 2 to 4 p.m. with participating artists in attendance. Illustrator Dennis Dittrich will offer insight and encouragement to future art professionals, starting at 2 p.m. Admission: Free (does not include regular museum admission). Information: Stockbridge, Mass.

PRESS Gallery: Opening reception for "What Does #BlackLivesMatter Mean to You?" Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m. Free; refreshments. Mass. College of Liberal Arts' Gallery 51, 52 Main St., North Adams.


Jacob's Pillow: Exclusive Mass MoCA engagement, "This Left Page Intentionally Blank." Wednesday at noon and 3 p.m. Tickets: $5 in addition to the gallery admission fee. Tickets: 413-662-2111, ext. 1. Marshall Street, North Adams, Mass.


Manchester Community Library: "Trail Magic, the Grandma Gatewood Story." Monday, 6:30 p.m. Screening and Q &A with Director Peter Huston. $5 suggested donation. 138 Cemetery Ave, Manchester Center, Vt. Also, Wednesday 6:30 p.m., One World Conservation Center, 413 US Route 7S, Bennington, Vt.

The Mount: Stories She Loved: "Faust." Sunday 3 p.m. In this 1926 classic silent film of Goethe's tale, the demon Mephisto makes a bet with an archangel that a good man's soul can be corrupted. Tickets: General $10; Mount members $8; 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass.

Kid Stuff

Berkshire Museum: Learner's Lab: Caramels. Saturday 10 a.m. Learn the basics of caramels from chef and author Bill Collins. Included with regular museum admission. 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.


Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Green Living Seminar Series, "Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation." Thursday 5:30 p.m. "Alleviating Wildlife Conflicts in Massachusetts," with Monte Chandler, state director for USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services, Room 121 of the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation. Author and analyst David S. Abraham, "The War over the Periodic Table," Monday, 6 p.m., Murdock Hall room 218. North Adams, Mass.


Hubbard Hall: World-class cellist Florian Kitt, accompanied by Harald Ossberger. Saturday 8 p.m.Program featuring Beethoven, Gadenstätter, Janácek, and Britten. $15 general admission/$5 students. Information: 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

Music from Salem: Heart of Winter party. Friday 7 to 10 p.m. Artistic director and violist Lila Brown with selections from Bach and Hindemith. 12834. $30 per person. RSVP: or 518-232-2347. Information: plow103main, 103 Main St., Greenwich, N.Y.

Ventfort Hall: New York City cabaret singer and pianist Ron Ramsay and Berkshire vocalist Samantha Talora, "Heart Song." Saturday 4 p.m.; doors open at 3:30 p.m. A Valentine's celebration of love songs through the years. Followed by a Victorian tea. Reservations: $25; 413-637-3206. Seating is limited. 104 Walker St., Lenox, Mass.


Bekshire Knapsackers: Hunter Mountain, Lexington, N.Y. B.3.B. Saturday. Snowshoe/hike to the Hunter Mountain fire tower in the Catskill Mountains. Distance of 7.2 miles (round trip) with an elevation gain of 1950 feet. Information: 518-339-8782; 518-756-3881 or


Berkshire Theatre Group: Auditions for its 11th Annual Community Theatre Production, as well as BTG Plays! 2016-2017 Touring Show, "Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire: The Lemonade Escapade" by Ty Jackson. Thursday 6 to 10 p.m. Appointments necessary; 413-448-8084, ext. 23. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Mahaiwe Performimng Arts Center: The London's National Theatre in HD live broadcast of "As You Like It," Shakespeare's glorious comedy of love and change. Sunday, 3 p.m. Tickets: $17. Tickets and information: or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.

WAM Theatre: "Facing Our Truth." Saturday 7:30 p.m. Six 10-minute plays on the topic of Trayvon Martin, race and/or privilege. Recommended for ages 14 and older; strong language and mature content. Tickets: $15, 413-997-4444. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.


Berkshire Festival of Women Writers: Butterfly Leadership Circle, aimed at developing young women's potential as writers, public speakers and creative leaders. Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Topic "Healthy Relationships — with Oneself and with Others" Open to ages 13 to 18. Cost: $60, partial scholarships are available. Applications and information: South Berkshire Friends Meeting House, Great Barrington, Mass.


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