Weekly arts and community events calendar


Thursday, March 28


Unitarian Universalist

"Broken on All Sides," on U.S. criminal law and incarceration reform, 7:30 p.m., 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Friday, March 29


Berkshire Museum

Claire Daly Quartet performs "Baritone Monk: A Tribute to the Legendary Composer and Pianist Thelonious Monk," featuring baritone saxophone player Claire Daly, 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

The Linda

Graham Alexander, classic, catchy pop and newly inspired variations, 8 p.m., WAMC's Performing Arts Studio, 339 Central Ave., Albany, N.Y., www.thelinda.org.

Saturday, March 30


Appraisal Fair

Art and antique appraisers explain and evaluate your items, $5 per item, limit 5, 1 to 4 p.m., Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington, Vt., (802) 447-1571.

Easter Bake Sale

First Congregational Church of Lee, 10 to 2, 25 Park Place, Lee, (413) 243-1033.

Greek Pastry Sale

From 9 to 2, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 73 Bradford St., Pittsfield


Berkshire Museum

"Kitchen Ka-Boom," featuring kid-safe experiments, 11 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.


Western Gateway

"The Sun and the Great Moon Hoax," illustrated lecture on a media hoax in 1835, when The Sun newspaper convinced many of its readers that the moon was inhabited, 3 p.m., Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Route 8, North Adams, (413) 663-6312.


Berkshire Knapsackers

Snowshoe/hike approximately 5-mile loop over Harvey Mountain in Austerlitz, N.Y., and Pinnacle Point, hike is flat most of way; information: Bob Balboni, (413) 232-4433.


London's National Theatre

Live in HD: "People," provocative, comedic play by Alan Bennett, 7 p.m., Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-0100.

Shakespeare & Company

"Shakespeare and the Language That Shaped A World," fast-paced presentation designed to introduce kids and adults to Shakespeare through his stories, characters and words, opening at 1 p.m., Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, (413) 637-3353.

Sunday, March 31


Berkshire Knapsackers

Hike Easter brunch on October Mountain along River Road to Gorge Trail up to FeltonPond; information: Kathy Lee, (413) 443-9562.

Monday, April 1


Powell House

"The First Grader," presented by Old Chatham Quaker Meeting, 7 p.m., Powell House Quaker Conference and Retreat Center, 524 Pitt Hall Road, off County Route 13, Old Chatham, N.Y., (518) 766-2992.


Bennington College

Rachel Watkins, American University associate professor of anthropology, whose research focuses on the biological and social history of African Americans living in 19th and 20th century urban United States, 7 p.m., CAPA Symposium, Bennington, Vt., (802) 379-5116.

Tuesday, April 2


Bennington College

"Visual Arts Lecture Series," with Matt Connors ‘95, on his varied bodies of work, 7:30 p.m., Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington, Vt., (802) 379-5116.

Berkshire Athenaeum

"Brown Bag Lecture" on "Financial Planning for Retirement: Session 1," with Jason C. LaBelle of Edward Jones, noon to 1, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.


'Bloomsday' Reading

In honor of Bloomsday 2013, annual reading of James Joyce's masterpiece, "Ulysses," every Tuesday until June 16, bring your own book and beverage, 7:30 p.m., 221 Ide Road, Williamstown.

Wednesday, April 3


Norman Rockwell Museum

"Kids Create!" interactive look at the world of art for young children ages two to five, 10:30 a.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.


Bennington College

"Poetry at Bennington," series with Monica Youn whose second collection of poems was a 2010 National Book Award finalist, 7 p.m., Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington, Vt., (802) 379-5116.


Williams College

"MidWeekMusic,"lunch time music series featuring students and faculty, 12:15 p.m., Chapin Hall stage, Williamstown.


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