At the movies ...

Alien tenant

With the PG-13-rated "The Host," opening Friday in Pittsfield, Lanesborough and North Adams, "Twilight Saga" author Stephenie Meyer moves from vampires, werewolves and the pretty young thing torn between them to an alien inhabiting a young woman's mind and sharing it with her "host," and the two hot young guys competing for her/their affection and loyalty.

Saoirse Ronan is the host of the title; Max Irons and Jake Abel are the two hot, young guys; and Diane Kruger is Melanie's strong-willed supervisor. In the environment

Greening downtowns

MCLA's Green Living Seminars: Shared Secrets, continues today at 5:30 p.m. with Caleb Racicot showing "Legalizing Main Street." The focus will be on coding for more sustainable commercial areas.

The free seminar is at Murdock Hall Room No. 218 at 375 Church St. (413) 662-5000.

 

In poetry ...

Olympic slam

Signups start at 7 tonight for an Olympic-scoring-style poetry slam beginning at 8 at the Parlor Cafe, 303 Ashland St., North Adams.

Participants should bring at least three original poems and no props, costumes or musical instruments. Each poet has a three-minute time limit for readings.

A $2-$3 suggested donation will be accepted at the door. Call (413) 346-4279.

 

In the clubs ...

Electro jamming

Two electro-jam bands -- Digital Spectrum and Smash Frequency -- will be playing free for March Madness Saturday from 9:30 p.m. to
2 a.m. at the Artery Lounge, 68 Union St., North Adams.

Donations to the Berkshire Food Project will be accepted, at the end of the night a check will be written with all of the donations made.

Information: (413) 664-6087.

 

For youth ...

Campaign nears goal

Railroad Street Youth Project has 13 days to go in its Indiegogo campaign to raise $5,000 to help fund youth-inspired projects in South County

View an Indiegogo video created by RSYP at: www.indiegogo.com /projects /rsyp-funds-youth-inspired-projects