Things to do in the Berkshires and Southern Vt., Jan. 28 - Feb. 3


About Town

The Bennington County Beekeepers Club: Annual beginner course. Four sessions: Thursdays Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25 and March 3. 7 p.m. Information or to sign up: Jeanne Davis, 802-823-7955. Crispe Room of the Vermont Veterans Home, Bennington Vt.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts: "National Girls and Women in Sports Day," Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free to girls, $5 for women. Information: To register: or in person at 8:15 a.m. in the foyer on the second floor of the James T. Amsler Campus Center, North Adams, Mass.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center: 28th Annual Winter Revels, Saturday, cocktail party 5:30 p.m. at the academy, dinners 8 p.m. in private homes throughout the area. Dinner reservation deadline: Thursday at midnight, Cocktail party tickets available at the door. Spencertown, N.Y.


Mass MoCA: Annual day of free admission for all visitors. Enjoy elevator music (played live), art-making, gallery tours, and pop-up performances when the galleries teem with visitors and activities for all. Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Comedian Chris Gethard ticketed performance at 8 p.m. Information: 413-662-2111 or Club B10, Marshall Street, North Adams.

Sheffield Historical Society: "The Hydropower Controversy." Weekends through Feb. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Exhibit on the proposed hydroelectric project that nearly flooded half of Sheffield. Free. Information:, or 413-229-2894. Old Stone Store, 159 Main St., Sheffield, Mass.

Williams College Museum of Art: WCMA at Night. Thursday 8 p.m. An evening of petite interventions curated by socially engaged and WInter Study class leader Alexa Walsh. Opening clebration for "African Art Against the State," Tuesday 4 p.m. Get a first glimpse of the exhibition and raise a glass with Michelle Apotsos, curator of the exhibition. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Mahaiwe Performimng Arts Center: The Bolshoi's "Taming of the Shrew," with choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot and music by Dmitri Shostakovich. Sunday 1 p.m. Tickets: $17. Tickets and information: or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.


Marketplace Cafe Sheffield: Wednesday Night Movie — "Mulan." Wednesday 5 p.m. 18 Elm Court, Sheffield, Mass.

The Mount: Stories She Loved: "Vanity Fair." Sunday 3 p.m. The 2004 version of Thackeray's story of early 19th century Britain and the ultimate social climber, Becky Sharp.. Tickets: General $10; Mount members $8; 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass.

Kid Stuff

One World Conservation Center: Natural Science Toolkit for Homeschoolers (four sessions). Session 1: Animal Communications, Wednesday 1 to 3 p.m. Pre-registration by Friday, Jan 29, 802-447-7419 or email Fee: $8 per child per session, $7 for each additional child in the family; all four sessions, $28 per first child, $25 for each additional in family. 413 US Route 7 South, Bennington, Vt.


Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts: Green Living Seminar Series, "Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation." Thursday 5:30 p.m. Susannah Lerman, a research ecologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, "Improving Relations between People and Urban Wildlife." Room 121 of the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, North Adams.


Berkshire Theatre Group: On The Stage Series — Berkshires' own R&B and jazz group, The Wanda Houston Band. Saturday 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 at the ticket office, 413-997-4444 or Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Mahaiwe Performimng Arts Center: The Met Opera Live in HD production of Puccini's "Turandot." Saturday 1 p.m. Tickets: $18 to $25. Tickets and information: or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.


Berkshire Knapsackers: - Honwee Mountain, Pittsfield, Mass. B.3.C. Sunday. Snowshoe to the top of Honwee Mountain in the Pittsfield State Forest using the Lulu Brook and upper Honwee Loop Trails. Descent will be a continuation of the loop trail to the parking lot. Information: 413-997-2120 or

Trustees of Reservations: Notchview: Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing, daily; ski lessons, Saturday and Sunday; Tuesday Night Race Series, Tuesday. Windsor. Bartholomew's Cobble — Snowshoe Sunday, Sunday. Sheffield. Information:


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. Wednesday 6 to 10 p.m. Appointments necessary; 413-448-8084, ext. 23. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Hubbard Hall: Second Annual Winter Carnival of New Work. Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. General admission $10, students $5. Carnival all-access tickets $25. Information, tickets and schedule of plays: 518-677-2495, or 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

Mahaiwe Performimng Arts Center: The London's National Theatre in HD live broadcast of Donmar Warehouse's highly anticipated new production of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses." Thursday 7 p.m. Tickets: $17. Tickets and information: or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.


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