opening night

WAM Theatre will present Lauren Gunderson’s "Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight" at Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage. The show opens tonight and runs Thursdays through Sundays through Nov. 24, at 7:30 p.m.. The stage is located at 26 Linden St., Pittsfield.

La Marquese du Chatelet was one of the leading interpreters of modern physics during the Age of Enlightenment. In the play, she defends her life by tallying her achievements in love and philosophy.

Tickets range from $10 to $25, and a portion of proceeds will be donated to the Rites of Passage and Empowerment Program for Girls in Pittsfield. Tickets through WAM Theatre at http://bit.ly/1hhaJ4m. More details at wamtheatre.com. give thanks

The Jack Waldheim Band -- featuring JoAnne Redding, guests Dublin Porter and emcee Kevin O’Hara -- will perform a concert for Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity’s annual Giving Thanks dinner and celebration on Saturday.

There will be dinner at 4:30 and 6 p.m. The concert begins at 7. All takes place at the First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield. Tickets are $15 for dinner only, $15 for the concert only, or both for $25. They are on sale now at Wood Bros. Music, Bagels Too and the Habitat ReStore in Pittsfield; Kelly’s Package Store in Dalton; Gypsy Joynt in Great Barrington and Becket General Store.


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They can also be purchased online at berkshirehabitat.org.

There will be raffles, including one for 500 gallons of heating oil. All proceeds benefit Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity programs and projects. For more information, call (413) 442-3181.

recreate a classic

Local nonprofit Music in Common and the Rev Tor Band are joining forces to recreate The Band’s 1976 classic concert film "The Last Waltz," live at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington.

More than two dozen local artists will be featured. The lineup includes: The Rev Tor Band; Randy Cormier and Tim Sears of Whiskey City; Ashleigh Catsos, Mary Verdi, Robert Kelly, Todd Mack, Caroline Mack; Pete Adams of the Dooley Austin Band; students from local Music in Common youth programs; John Clarke and Lisa Anderson of Bell Engine; Jennifer Family Jones Schultheis, Bruce Mandel, JoAnne Redding, Jeff King of the Corvettes, Arthur Holmes, Lisa and Fran Mandeville of the Beeline Ramblers, Eileen Markland of Rakish Paddy, Tor Stumo, Sam Crawford, Billy Keane and more. Tickets are on sale at the Mahaiwe box office at (413) 528-0100.