Ghosts and goblins big and small: Say, "Cheese!"
The Berkshire Eagle will host a photo booth to capture trick-or-treaters in action from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Halloween-themed Third Thursday tonight on North Street.
Features editor Lindsey Hollenbaugh and online editor Laura Lofgren will be on hand near the main stage at the Monster Mash to take individual pictures of you and your little monsters in costume. It's free to have your picture taken -- all we ask is you bring your best smiles and creative costumes. Glowsticks and candy will be given out while supplies last.
Later, you can visit berkshireeagle.com to see a slideshow of the photos. If one desires, images will be available for purchase as prints or on a variety of items (such as mugs and mousepads) on the website.
Halloween lovers of all ages are encouraged to stop by.
The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Fine and Performing Arts Department will continue staging its production of "Spring Awakening" tonight through Saturday, as part of its Encore Series.
"Spring Awakening" is the racy 2007 Tony Award-winning rock musical produced by Duncan Sheik (yes, the guy who sang that 1996 hit "Barely Breathing") and writer/lyricist Steven Sater.
The story, based on a late-19th century German play of the same name, focuses on Wendla and Melchior, two long-lost friends who struggle with coming to terms with the physical and emotional hindrances associated with adolescence and growing up in a particularly strict and conservative community. Along with their tragic romance, their friends experience their own troubles of abusive parents, academic struggles, suicide and sexual frustration.
MCLA's production of "Spring Awakening" is directed by theater professor Laura Standley, who incorporates Victorian imagery against the rock ‘n' roll score, directed by Shelley Roberts. The show features local musicians Eric Despard, Bill Chapman and Andy Wrba.
Performances will be held at 8 p.m. tonight and Friday, and at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Shows take place in MCLA's Venable Theater, 75 Church St., North Adams.
Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for MCLA's faculty and staff, and free for students.
For information, mcla.edu. get groovy
If you missed them Monday night at Mission Bar & Tapas in Pittsfield, you can catch the Berkshire encore performance of Mammal Dap at 9:30 p.m Friday at The Brick House Pub in Housatonic.
This Northampton-based band features Killian Karlsson on guitar, Zack Cross on keys, Rhees Williams on bass and Colin Jalbert on drums to create a blend of "experimental soul and psychedelic R&B."