Things to see and do in the Berkshires and So. Vermont, Nov. 19 - 25

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Berkshire Grown: Holiday Farmers' Market. Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monument Valley Middle School, 313 Monument Valley Road, Great Barrington, Mass. Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Williams College Towne Field House, 82 Latham St., Williamstown. Locally grown and produced foods and gifts, plus live music, lunch fare and children's activities. Free. EBT cards/SNAP benefits accepted.

Bidwell House Museum: Ninth annual fall fund-raising party, Our Colonial Holiday of Thanksgiving. Saturday 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets: $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Reservations: 413-528-6888 or bidwellhousemuseum.org. 788 Algerie Road, East Otis.

Monument Mountain High School: Youth Arts Group (YAG) of Rural & Migrant Ministry (RMM) of Poughkeepsie created "Dreamers Among Us," an award-winning 21-minute documentary. Saturday 3 to 5 p.m. Joint fundraiser for WBCR-lp/Berkshire Community Radio Alliance and Rural & Migrant Ministry. Suggested donation: $10. Tickets: tinyurl.com/berkshiredreamers. 600 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, 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.

Art

Berkshire Paint and Sip: "Pig in Hay." Thursday 7 p.m. $30, all painting materials and instruction included. Reservations: berkshirepaintandsip.com. Mount Washington House, 2627 NY-23, Hillsdale, N.Y. Fundraiser to benefit the Hoosac Valley Cross. Saturday 6 to 8 p.m. "Tree of Life," $37, All painting materials and instruction included. Reservations: berkshirepaintandsip.com. Adams Ale House, 8 E. Hoosac St., Adams, Mass.

Carrie Haddad Gallery: Opening reception for the artists in "Radical Inventions," an exhibit featuring the work of five gallery artists. Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend. On view through Dec. 27. Information: 518-828-1915 or email carriehaddadgallery@verizon.net. 622 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y.

Clark Art Institute: Panel discussion on the political and aesthetic history of surrealism and its continuing relevance today. Saturday 3 p.m. Free. Michael Conforti Pavilion, 225 South St., Williamstown, Mass,

Norman Rockwell Museum: "For The Love of Art: Harvey Dunn and His Students." with Elizabeth Alberding, curator/collections manager of The Kelly Collection of American Illustration Art. Saturday 5:30 p.m. A look at building a world-class illustration collection and the lives of the field's most celebrated practitioners. Free with museum admission; members free. Information: 413-931-2221 or nrm.org. Stockbridge, Mass.

Dance

Berkshire Pulse: "Ze'eva Cohen: Creating A Life In Dance," film screening and master class. Film screening/Q&A, Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Repertory Master Class, Saturday 1 to 3 p.m. Free, suggested donation of $10 to $20. Information: berkshire.pulse@gmail.com or 413-274-6624 420 Park St., 3rd Floor, Housatonic, Mass.

Film

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Fiftieth anniversary on-stage conversation with Arlo Guthrie, moderated by WAMC's Alan Chartock. Wednesday 7 p.m. Followed by a screening of Arthur Penn's "Alice's Restaurant" (1969). Tickets are $10 general admission; 413-528-0100 or mahaiwe.org. 14 Castle St., Great Bartrington.

Lecture

Heritage State Park: Illustrated lecture, "Stealing from the Sun." Saturday 3 p.m. Explore the history of humankind's attempt to light up the night. Information: 413-663-6312. The park is south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8, North Adams. The Visitors Museum is in building #4.

Ventfort Hall: Tea & Talk — Nationally recognized for her equestrian accomplishments, Mary Stokes Waller of Stockbridge, "Family Life and Fine Horses: The Procters and Stokeses of Orleton Farm." Saturday 3:30 p.m. A Victorian tea follows. Tickets: $27 day of the event. Information or reservations: 413-637-3206 or info@gildedage.org. 104 Walker St., Lenox, Mass.

Literary

Chatham Bookstore: Jeffrey L. Diamond, journalist and former producer/director, reads from his new book, "Live to Air: An Ethan Benson Thriller." Saturday 5 to 7 p.m. A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore, Q&A and refreshments follow. Information: 518-392-3005. 27 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.

Congregation Ahavath Sholom: Book discussion group. Sunday 10:15 a.m. Bring your own bagel or whatever you want, coffee provided. Select 2-3 books to propose to be read and discussed by the group. Information: drpajama1@gmail.com. Ahavath Sholom Synagogue, 15 North St., Great Barrington, Mass.

Music

Berkshire Concert Choir: "Mozart" with choir and soloists. Saturday 7:30 p.m. Tickets at the door: $15 adults, $12 seniors/students, children 12 and younger, free. Information: 413-442-6120, or BerkshireConcertChoir.org. Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Berkshire Theatre Group: Moondance: The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert, Thursday 8 p.m. Tickets: $35 and $25. Indie pop band, And The Kids, Friday 8 p.m., at The Garage. Tickets: $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show. "Come Fly With Me: A Frank Sinatra 100th Birthday Tribute Concert," Sunday 2 p.m. Tickets: $40 and $25. Ticket office (Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or any performance day 10 a.m. until curtain); 413-997-4444 or berkshiretheatregroup.org. Colonial Theatre. 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Mass MoCA: Acclaimed songwriter Stephin Merritt, waccompanied only by Magnetic Fields bandmate and cellist Sam Davol, Saturday 8 p.m. Tickets: $35 day of at box office, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 413.662.2111 during box office hours or online at massmoca.org. Marshall Street, North Adams, Mass.

Petersburgh Community Center: Music and Art Cafe — Seonaidh. Saturday 7 p.m. Traditional Celtic music and original works using bagpipes, guitar, percussion, violin, cello, and vocals. Admission: $5 per person, children under 18 free. 71 Main St., Petersburgh, N.Y.

Williams College: Williams Gospel Choir. Saturday 4 p.m. "Gospel Through the Times," tracing the history of American gospel music from African-American spirituals to contemporary gospel music. Free. Chapin Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, on the Williams campus, Williamstown, Mass.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Warm Up the Winter concert. Thursday 7 p.m. Cabaret singer Deborah Zecher and pianist Joe Rose, alt-rockers Jordan Weller and the Feathers, the men's a cappella group Quintessential, and rhythm and blues artists The Wanda Houston Band. Proceeds benefit the heating assistance programs of Construct, Inc. Tickets: $25 adults; children under 16, free. Tickets: 413-528-0100 or mahaiwe.org. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.

Outdoors

Tamarack Hollow: Boreal Spruce-Fir Forest Late Fall Hike. Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information and to register: Email aimee@gaiaroots.com. Savoy Hollow Road, Windsor, Mass.

Theatre

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.

Shakespeare & Co.: Fall Festival of Shakespeare. Thursday: 6:15 p.m. — Lee High School, "The Winter's Tale"; 8:30 p.m. — Lenox Memorial High School, "Twelfth Night." Friday: 6:30 p.m. — Berkshire Waldorf High School, "The Tempest"; 8:30 p.m. — Mount Greylock Regional High School, "Macbeth." Saturday: 1:30 p.m. — Mt. Everett Regional High School, "The Merry Wives of Windsor"; 3:30 p.m. — Taconic High School, "Macbeth"; 6:15 p.m. — Monument Mountain Regional High School, "The History of Henry VI"; 8:30 p.m. — Springfield Central High School, "Antony and Cleopatra." Sunday: 1:30 p.m. — Taconic Hills High School, "Richard III'; 3:30 p.m. — Chatham High School, "The Winter's Tale." Tickets:$10 for students and $16 for adults, shakespeare.org or 413-637-3353. 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

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.

Writing

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers: Creative Spirit: A Showcase for Women Writers, Artists and Artisans. Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Books, art, jewelry, ceramics, music and other goods and services from local authors, artists and artisans. Networking with consumers and other creative women. Free. Berkshire Hills Country Club, Pittsfield, Mass.


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