Weekly arts and community events calendar
Thursday, March 28
"Broken on All Sides," on U.S. criminal law and incarceration reform, 7:30 p.m., 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.
Friday, March 29
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.
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
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
"Kitchen Ka-Boom," featuring kid-safe experiments, 11 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.
"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.
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
Hike Easter brunch on October Mountain along River Road to Gorge Trail up to FeltonPond; information: Kathy Lee, (413) 443-9562.
Monday, April 1
"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.
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
"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.
"Brown Bag Lecture" on "Financial Planning for Retirement: Session 1," with Jason C. LaBelle of Edward Jones, noon to 1, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.
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.
"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.
"MidWeekMusic,"lunch time music series featuring students and faculty, 12:15 p.m., Chapin Hall stage, Williamstown.
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