What to do in the Berkshires


at the movies

Love in the 20s

"The Great Gatsby," F. Scott Fitzgerald's Roaring Twenties novel about a mysterious man living the lavish high life in the midst of a nouveau riche Long Island enclave comes to the screen for the sixth time.

Director Baz Luhrman goes for broke in this PG-13-rated 3D version starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the enigmatic Gatsby; Carey Mulligan as Daisy, the woman of his dreams; and Tobey Maguire as Nick, a young man who dreams of becoming a major player on the stock market.

Opening Friday at Beacon Cinema in Pittsfield, Berkshire Mall Cinema 10 in Lanesborough, Triplex Cine ma in Great Barrington and North Adams Movieplex 8. 

on stage

Burlesque downtown

Burlesque takes the spotlight when Gypsy Layne Cabaret & Co. comes to Spice Dragon, 297 North St., Pittsfield, on Saturday.

Expect provocative poetry, high kicks, sparky strips and seductive choreography with new members and new numbers added to the show.

Doors open at 8 p.m. for the show at 9 p.m. Tickets $20 cash at the door. Reservations encouraged at gypsylayne.com.

for Mom

Ballet and tea

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum in Lenox will host a pre-Mother's Day Pink Tea and Ballet in its Great Hall on Saturday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m..

The dancers will perform excerpts from the classical ballet repertoire. A Victorian-style Pink Tea, complete with dainty sandwiches and sweet treats, follows the performance and is included in the admission.

Information: www.Gilded Age.org (413) 637-3206.

Familes can also take a Mother's Day Wild flowers Guided Walk at Bartholo mew's Cobble in Sheffield from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday. For more information, visit www.thetrustees.org.

Also see Daylights column in today's Berkshires Week.


1st farmers market

The season's first Pittsfield farmers market Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. features nearly 25 farmers and artisans selling fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, meats, cheeses, and more on First Street, across from the Common.

For more information, visit farmersmarketpittsfield.org.


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