Things to do in the Berkshires and the Shires of Vermont for Oct. 13 to 19




44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, VT.


Through Nov. 14: American Women Artists National Exhibition, 5 to 8 p.m.

Bennington College/Usdan Gallery

1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt.

Gallery hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m.

Through Oct. 16: "VBS (violet burning sunset)," an exhibition highlighting the work of alumni of the college.

Bennington Museum

75 Main St., Bennington, Vt.; 802-447-1571,

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.

Saturday, Oct. 15: Community Day, Celebrating Art, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free Admission all day. Enjoy the work by Milton Avery and At 3:00 p.m. join with artist Leslie Parke in the Regional Artists Gallery for an artist's reception for exhibition "Particle/Wave — Photographs by Leslie Parke."

Works on Paper Gallery

Through Oct. 30: "Works by Duane Michels."

Regional Artists Gallery

Oct. 9 through Dec. 30: "PARTICLE/WAVE," large-scale photographs by artist Leslie Parke.

Berkshire Art Museum

159 E. Main St., North Adams, Mass.


Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., through Oct. 16. Free.

"Iceberg," installation of Lexan Sculptures 1987-2011. On view now.

"Robotic," "Walter's Ontogen" 1999. On view now.

"Blueprints," original Blueprints from the Former Methodist Church. On view now.

Selections from the permanent collection, "Early Work of Eric Rudd 1966-1980," On view now.

"Berkshire Artists of the Contemporary Artists Center 1990-1999," work of nine local artists. On view now.

"Sarah Sutro — Colors" and "Art and Architecture." On view now.

"Art and Architecture." Works by four artists whose interest is based in architecture. On view now.

A Chapel for Humanity (museum annex)

82 Summer St., Post Office Square, North Adams.

Installation of 150 life-sized figures, 54 ceiling panels, 9/11 Meditation Garden and "W.C. Drawings," figure drawings.

Berkshire Museum

39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.; 413-443-7171,

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."

Saturday, Oct. 15: "Finding Raven" gallery talk with Joan and Paul Gluck, whose collection is featured in the exhibition, 11 a.m. to noon. Included with regular museum admission

Berkshire Sanctuaries


Saturday, Oct. 15-Sunday, Oc.t 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.

Carrie Haddad Gallery

622 Warren St., Hudson N.Y.

(518) 828-1915,

Open daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Through Oct. 16: "Abstraction," featuring new painting, sculpture and collage by Robert C. Morgan, Jack Walls, Bruce Murphy, Gabriel de la Portilla & Joe Wheaton. 5-7 p.m.


E.J. Bullock Building, Main Street, Readsboro, Vt.

Through Oct. 16: Exhibit by artists from Readsboro and the surrounding area, submitted through the gallery's first juried open call.

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."

Gallery 51

51 Main St. North Adams, Mass. 413-662-5320,

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

"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.

Mass MoCA

1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass.

413-662-2111 or

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.

Saturday, Oct. 15: Nick Cave's massive Building 5 exhibition, "Until," opens with a members' reception at 5:30 p.m. The immersive exhibition consists of thousands of found objects, millions of beads, and crystal clouds, effectively turning the space into a dense, dazzling, and provocative sculptural field. Performance by Shreveport, La., musicians Brenda Wimberly and Sereca Henderson.

Neumann Fine Art

65 Cold Water St., Hillsdale, N.Y., 413-246-5776.

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.

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. 13: Historic Property and "Build a Better Baby Carriage" Walks, 2 p.m. Included with museum admission.

Friday, Oct. 14: "Norman Rockwell in Detail" with Curator of Education Tom Daly. 1:30 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. 802-442-3328.

Sandisfield Arts Center

5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield, Mass. 413-258-4100,

On view: "In the Gallery: Michelle Arnot: Shodou: Traveling along the Long Path of Writing: Japanese Calligraphy."

Schantz Galleries

3 Elm St., Stockbridge, Mass.


Oct. 1-30: "Earth Dialogue with Peter Bremers and Seth Resnick," a collaborative exhibition by Schantz Galleries and Sohn Fine Art Gallery.

Sculpture Now,, or 413-623-2068 or 413-551-5111

Through Oct. 31: REMIX, an outdoor Sculpture Exhibition presented by SculptureNow and The Mount, dawn to dusk, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass.

Sunday, Oct. 16: Free artists-guided tour, 11:30 a.m. "Poems About Sculpture," an anthology edited by exhibiting sculptor Murray Dewart, and read by regional poets, 2 p.m.

Sheffield Historical Society

Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield, Mass.


On view now:"Vietnam: Through the Soldier's Eyes." Weekends through Oct. 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.

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,

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.

Gallery hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15: Opening reception for 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. On view through Nov. 13.

Williams College Museum of Art

15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Suite 2, Williamstown, Mass.

On exhibit

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.

Thursday, Oct. 13: Close Look — Curator Lisa Dorin and writer and artist Angie Keefer discuss Zink Yi and Keefer's collaborative process and the development of the textual component of the installation. 4 p.m.


Berkshire Ballroom

Saturday, Oct. 15: All Hallow's Eve costume party/social dance, 7 to 10:30 p.m. Tango lesson. Admission: $10 USA Dance members, guests $15, students $5. Masonic Temple, 116 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.; or 413-528-0100.

Sunday, Oct. 16: HD broadcast — The Bolshoi Ballet, "The Golden Age" with choreography by Yuri Grigorovich and music by Dmitri Shostakovich. 1 p.m. A satire of Europe during the Roaring '20s. Jacob's Pillow Scholar-in-Residence Brian Schaefer will give a pre-screening talk at 12:40 p.m. Tickets: $17.



Friday Oct. 14: Benefit for the Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center. Over 75 drumming artists, from the Berkshires and beyond, in short performance segments. 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m. $10 to $20-plus suggested donation at the door. Berkshire Community College Boland Theater in the Koussevitsky Arts Center, 1350 West St., Pittsfield, Mass.

16th Annual Ghostly Gallop

Hudson Area Library, 51 N 5th St., Hudson, N.Y. info:

Saturday, Oct. 15: Ten-mile route running on rural roads in Stockport and Stottville; start time is 9:30 a.m.. The 25-mile route with one rest stop runs along the river to Newton Hook, to Stuyvesant, then around to Stuyvesant Falls and back through Stottville; start time is 9 a.m. 50-mile ride runs through Stuyvesant Falls to Stuyvesant on the river, then goes east through Niverville to East Chatham and back through Chatham and Ghent, two rest stops; starting at 8:30 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 16: Kids 1-Mile Fun Run, beginning at 11.a.m. 5K run starts at 11:30 a.m.

BEHOLD! New Lebanon

The living museum of contemporary rural American life.

Different programs each Saturday through Oct. 15. Local residents welcome visitors into their work spaces — barns, kitchens, farms, studios, shops — where they ply their professions and de-mystify the secrets of rural life. $17. Tours depart from the BEHOLD! Station and Store, 438 Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 518-720-7265.

Berkshire Carousel

Corner of South Church and Center streets, Pittsfield, Mass.

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.

Berkshire County Arc

395 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Through Oct. 14: Accepting gently-used coats, scarves, hats and mittens, as well as winter clothing items that have been knitted or crocheted, Drop-off locations at: Berkshire County Arc's Community Apartments, 189 First St., Pittsfield; 288 Pecks Road, Pittsfield (one of the agency's residential facilities); or at the Pittsfield office.

Berkshire Museum

39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.; 413-443-7171,

Ongoing programs

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. 15, "Let's Vote!" 10 a.m. to noon. Learn about our nation's government through games and activities, write a letter to your representative, register to vote (18-plus), and more. Included with regular museum admission.

• Flashlight Scavenger Hunt, 6 to 7 p.m. A spooky, kooky after-hours adventure in the museum with the "Something Scary" exhibition. $5; museum members $3. Add a ticket for the Little Cinema screening of "Ghostbusters" at 7 p.m.; scavenger hunt and film, $10; museum members, $7.50.

Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum

98 Crowley Ave., North Adams, Mass.

Saturday, Oct. 15: 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.

City of Pittsfield, email, 413-499-9348.

Saturday, Oct. 15: Harvest Festival, a collaboration with the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market. Halloween Costume Parade with giveaways for each participant, The Roaming Railroad, bounce house, pumpkin painting, dancing with tunes from a DJ, interactive hula-hoop demos and performances from Pittsfield City Hoopla!, and more. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Common on First Street, Pittsfield, Mass., in conjunction with the final outdoor market of the season.

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.

Houghton Mansion

172 Church St., North Adams, Mass.

Sunday, Oct. 16: Public ghost/historic tour, 1 and 6 p.m. $5 per person.

Purgatory Road Haunted Hayride

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14 and 15: 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.

Southern Vermont College

897 Monument Ave., Bennington, Vt., 802-447-6300,

Saturday, Oct. 15: Fall open house, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prospective students and their families will have an opportunity to learn about the programs of study, athletic opportunities, campus life, financial aid, and scholarships. Pre-registration encouraged.

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.

The Mount

2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass. 413-551-5111 or

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. 14: Ghost Tours, 5:45 and 7 p.m. $24 general, $20 12 to 18 years. Not recommended for children younger than 12.

Monday, Oct. 10: Berkshire Coaching Procession. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Relive the Gilded Age and view the historic and meticulously restored horse-drawn coaches will as they arrive through the main gates. Presentation of the coaches to follow the procession.

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

104 Walker St., Lenox, Mass.

(413) 637-3206,

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.

Williams College

Milham Planetarium, Old Hopkins Observatory, Main Street, Williamstown

413-597-2188, email

Friday, Oct. 14: 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.


12th annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival

Oct. 7-16: Spanning two weekends, the lineup includes local musicians; national touring performers Karrin Allyson, Scott Robinson, and the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors big band; jazz brunches, the annual "jazz crawl;" a new discovery in the organization's Jazz Prodigy series, and a new exhibit of jazz photography. Schedule and tickets: Details, and tickets for the Oct. 14 and 15 headline

Berkshire Theatre Group

Box office: 413-997-4444,, The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Thursday, Oct. 13: The Everly Brothers Experience by the Bird Dogs, 8 p.m., at The Colonial Theatre. Tickets: $20 and $35.

Saturday, Oct. 15: Pittsfield CityJazz Festival, featuring The Karrin Allyson Trio and the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors, The Colonial Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 and $35.

Close Encounters with Music

Saturday, Oct. 15,: Chamber Orchestra Kremlin performing works by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Haydn, 6 p.m. Tickets: $45 (orchestra and mezzanine) and $25 (balcony), students $15. Mahawie Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass. or 413-528-0100.

Levitt AMP North Adams Concert Series

Sundays through mid October: An outdoor concert series curated by MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, featuring 10 weeks of free concerts, in the park. 2 p.m. Colegrove Park, North Adams, Mass.

Sunday, Oct. 16: The Seratones, a funky, blues-rock group that features a female lead singer.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.; or 413-528-0100.

Friday, Oct. 14: Two-time Grammy Award winner Ramblin' Jack Elliott, 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 to $50.

Mass MoCA

1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass.

413-662-2111 or

Saturday, Oct. 15: Benjamin CLementine, 8:30 p.m., Hunter Center. Tickets416 students, $26 advance, $33 day of, $45 preferred.

Spectrum Playhouse

40 Main St., Lee, Mass.

413-394-5023, email

Friday, Oct. 14: "Berkshire Voice," vocal talent competition in the same style as "The Voice." Contestants must be ages 15 and older. All contestants should be prepared with at least two to three songs with background track available. Round 1 — the blind auditions. Sign ups and sound check for contestants begins at 6 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $7, $5 for seniors and students (free admission for contestants).

Saturday, Oct. 15: "Berkshire Voice." The Finals — including audience vote for the grand prize winner. Sign ups and sound check for contestants begins at 6 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $7, $5 for seniors and students (free admission for contestants).

Williams College

Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown, Mass.

Wednesday, Oct 19: Professor Ellen Harris Class of 1960 Lecture, 4:15 p.m., Room 30.


Bard College at Simon's Rock

84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, Mass.

Monday, Oct. 17: Fall 2016 Proseminar Speaker Series, "Who The People: Punctuating Politics in the USA, Being America in the World" — Speaker: Deena Guzder of Democracy Now, "Myth or Meaning? Media & 2016 Elections, 5 p.m., Blodgett House.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires

(413) 442-4360, ext. 10, email

Friday, Oct. 14: Knosh & Knowledge with Randy F. Weinstein, owner of North Star Rare Books and founder of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center-Great Barrington, w"Ulysses S. Grant, the Law and Order President: Did Black Lives Matter?" Buffet lunch follows. Program and lunch,$11; program only, $5. Advance reservations for lunch required. 10:45 a.m., Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington, Mass.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Church Street, North Adams, Mass.

Thursday, Oct. 13: Hardman Lecture — "Media Portrayal of Islam" with Abderrahim Foukara, Al Jazeera Satellite Channel's Washington, D.C. bureau chief. 7 p.m. MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Fridays, Sept. 16 to Oct. 28 (no session Oct. 7): "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,, 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. Tickets: $50. The Larry Vaber Stage at The Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge. Talkbacks: Friday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m; Sunday, Oct. 16. at 2 p.m.

Ghent Playhouse

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.

Hubbard Hall

25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y., 518-677-2495.

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.

Mixed Company

37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington, Mass., 1-800-838-3006

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.


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