MoCA show

Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon pairs her propelling guitar and vocals with free-noise guitarist Bill Nace to present "Body/Head" Saturday night at 8, in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA in North Adams. Body/Head is described as "a Syd Barrett era-Pink Floyd-inspired, deeply improvisational duo."

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. For more information, visit massmoca.org or call (413) 662-2111. on the screen

The Berkshire International Film Festival’s REEL Friends Film Society will host at 11 a.m. Sunday, a special screening and brunch at the Triplex Cinema and Allium restaurant in Great Barrington. BIFF will show the full-length feature film "Five Days Gone," shot in Stockbridge at the Ingleside estate, by up-and-coming writer and director Anna Kerrigan.

The film tells the story of two long-lost sisters who go away to Massachusetts in a forced effort to forge a meaningful bond. Tensions build and ultimately explode over a week in the country. The film stars Austin Lysy ("The Good Wife") Sam Rosen ("Law and Order," "Revolutionary Road") Brooke Bloom ("Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close") and Kerrigan.

Kerrigan will be in attendance for post-screening Q&A. Immediately following, Allium chef Daire Rooney will prepare a Berkshire farm-to-table brunch.

The film and brunch event is open to the public and costs $25 per person; the cost is $5 for the film screening only.


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Seating is limited so RSVP to the BIFF office at (413) 528-8030.

sing along

Looking to get into the holiday spirit? Tonight at 7:30, The Sweetback Sisters will present "A Honky Tonk Holiday Sing Along" at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Church Street Center, 375 Church St., North Adams.

Tickets are $10 general admission; $8 for MCLA alumni; $5 for MCLA faculty, staff and non-MCLA students; free for members and MCLA students. For more information, call (413) 664-8718, or visit mcla.edu/About_MCLA/Community/bcrc/mclapresents.

poignant play

Shakespeare & Company continues its run of "It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play," through Dec. 29, at its Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre on Kemble Street in Lenox.

This production is inspired by Frank Capra’s classic 1946 film starring Donna Reed and James Stewart. In true old-fashioned radio style, the cast and crew brings audiences a poignant, funny and unique play-within-a-play.

Ticket prices range from $18 to $50. Shows are on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with a Thursday night production on Dec. 26. For more information, visit shakespeare.org or call the box office at (413) 637-3353.

holiday classic

Another holiday classic, Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol," will be presented Dec. 14-29 at The Colonial Theatre on South Street in Pittsfield. This Victorian-era production adapted by Eric Hill, is co-directed by Hill and Travis Daly, and features a cast of community performers of all ages.

Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for children ages 16 and under. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. For more details, visit berkshiretheatregroup.org or call (413) 997-4444.