Things to see and do in the Berkshires and So. Vermont, Nov. 12 - 18

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American Legion Post 69: Monthly joint meeting of the post, Sons Squadron 69 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69, Thursday 6 p.m. Monthly meeting of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69, Thursday 7 p.m. Monthly meeting of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 69, Thursday 7 p.m. Fall Basket Party hosted by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69. Doors open Saturday 11 a.m.; drawing will begins 1 p.m. Tickets: $7 for first; $3 second. Light lunch. 54 Legion Road, Arlington, Vt.

Berkshire County Arc: 61st Annual Meeting. Friday 7:30 a.m. Includes breakfast. Donation: $20 per person requested. Information or to register: 413-499-4241, ext. 200. ITAM Lodge, 22 Waubeek Road, Pittsfield, Mass.

Berkshire Museum: Festival of Trees 2015: Westward Ho Ho Ho! Festive preview party. Friday 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $50 adult, $25 child; museum members $30 adult, $15 child; children 3 and under free; eventbrite.com, 413-443-7171, ext. 313. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Blood Drive: American Red Cross. Thursday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., American Legion, 258 North St., Dalton. Monday 1 to 6 p.m., St. Joseph's Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, redcrossblood.org or 800-733-2767.

Downtown Pittsfield Winter Farmers Market: Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Boys and Girls Club, 16 Melville St., Pittsfield.

Pine Cobble School: Third Annual Family Food Day. Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 5K run/walk, fundraising for local food banks, an educational farmers' market with food samples, family activities, and farm animals. Information: j.levine@pinecobble.org. 163 Gale Road, Williamstown, Mass.

Sheffield Historical Society: Festival of the Holidays featuring Berkshire artisans. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield, Mass.

Art

Clark Art Institute: Research And Academic Program fall lecture series, 5:30 p.m. Clark Fellow Spyros Papapetros, "The Prearchitectonic Condition: Architecture Before Architecture." Papapetros is associate professor of theory and historiography at the School of Architecture, acting co-director of the Program in Media and Modernity, and member of the Executive Committee of the Program in European Cultural Studies at Princeton University. Information: clarkart.edu or 413-458-2303. 225 South St., Williamstown, Mass.

Norman Rockwell Museum: "Norman Rockwell in Detail" with Curator of Education Tom Daly, Friday, 2:30 p.m. Free with museum admission; members free. "Art in Motion: Drawing in the Galleries" with Pat O'Donnell, Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m. Free with Museum admission; members free. Information, 413-931-2221, or nrm.org. Stockbridge, Mass.

Williams College Museum of Art: "Sol LeWitt: On the Wall," student panel and celebration. Thursday 5 p.m. Installation of new Sol LeWitt wall drawing, #1089 in the museum's atrium. Information: wcma@williams.edu or wcma.williams.edu. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Suite 2, Williamstown, Mass.

Dance

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Bolshoi Ballet in HD — "Jewels," with choreography by George Balanchine and music by Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Tickets: $17; 413-528-0100 or mahaiwe.org. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.

Lecture

Berkshire Athenaeum: Neil Yetwin, educator and author discusses a little-known American military hero, Major Mordecai Myers: An American-Jewish hero of the War of 1812. Saturday 2 p.m. Free. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, Mass.

Green Mountain Academy: National Theatre Live: "Hamlet," Saturday 7 p.m. Tickets: $18 adults, $12 seniors, $9 students; online at bbatickets.com. Burr and Burton Academy, Riley Center for the Arts, Manchester Vt. Dr. Clifford Brown of Union College "Perspectives on the Presidential Nominations 2015-2016," Tuesday 5:30 p.m. $15 in advance/$20 at door. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center Vt. Information: 802-867-0111 or greenmtnacademy.org.

Leture

Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture — inventor, author and futurist Ray Kurzweil. Thursday 7 p.m. Free. MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium, Church Street, North Adams, Mass.

Red Lion Inn: Todd S. Essig, Ph.D., "Dispatches from the Frontiers of Psychology and Technology: What Are We Gaining and What Are We Losing?" Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; registration 9 a.m. $20 for WMAAPP members, $25 non-members, free for students with ID. Information: wmaapp.org. Stockbridge, Mass.

Music

Berkshire Theatre Group: Grammy Award-winning folk music legends, The New Christy Minstrels, Saturday 7 p.m. Tickets: $55, $45 and $25 On The Stage Series, pianist and composer Robin Spielberg. Sunday 2 p.m. Tickets: $30; at Colonial ticket office, 413-997-4444 orberkshiretheatregroup.org. The Colonial Theatre. 111 South St., Pittsfield

Close Encounters with Music: Conversations With ... Ken Moore, curator in charge of musical instruments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Inside The Met's Instrument Collection." Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets: $15, cewm.org or at the door. The Mount, Lenox.

Crescendo: "Remember and Rejoice! A Te Deum and a Requiem for a Prince." Pietro Torri "Missa Pro Defunctis" (1726), Gottlieb Heinrich Stölzel, "Te Deum." Pre-Concert talk 30 minutes prior to performances. Saturday 6 p.m. First Congregational Church, 251 Main St., Great Barrington, Mass. Sunday 4 p.m. Trinity Church Lime Rock, 484 Lime Rock Road, Lakeville, Conn. Tickets: worldclassmusic.org/buy-tickets.

Sage City Symphony: First concert of the season, featuring Tchaikovsky's first Symphony and Dvorak's Concerto for cello and orchestra. Sunday 4 p.m. Free. Greenwall Auditorium, Bennington College, 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt.

Theatre

Darrow School: Darrow Theater Workshop's fall play, "Seagull: A Work in Progress," an adaptation of the classic play by Anton Chekov. Friday 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 3:30 p.m. Free. 110 Darrow Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Hubbard Hall: World premiere musical, "Wayward Home: A Musical Folktale." Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. Tickets: $25 general admission, $10 students. Tickets or information: hubbardhall.org or 518-677-2495. 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

MASS MoCA: Sundance Theatre Lab, Saturday 8 p.m. Ticket: $10 in advance, $5 for students and members, $15 day of, and $22 preferred; box office on Marshall Street in North Adams, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, 413-662-2111 or massmoca.org. North Adams.

WAM Theatre: "Holy Laughter" by Catherine Trieshmann. Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 2 and 7:30 p.m., SUnday 2 p.m. Tickets: 413-236-8888, in person during box office, 30 Union St., Pittsfield, or online tickets.barringtonstageco.org. Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Williams College: Reimagined production of William Shakespeare's famous last play, "The Tempest: A Gyre." Thursday to Saturday 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $3; box office Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. or 413-597-2425.'62 Center's Adams Memorial Theatre, 1000 Main St., Williamstown, Mass.


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