See North Adams on the big screen
"Museum Town," Jennifer Trainer's documentary about Mass MoCA, will screen Friday, Nov. 1 through Thursday, Nov. 7, at Images Cinema in Williamstown. This will be the film's theatrical world premiere, the first time it will screen for the public outside of a film festival or other special event. There will be multiple shows a day. Trainer, along with other special guests, will attend a number of screenings to introduce the film and do audience Q&As afterward. For more information about the film, visit museumtownmovie.com. For film times and tickets, visit imagescinema.org. Images Cinema is at 50 Spring St., Williamstown.
Join in on the conversation
WordXWord and the Berkshire Museum will host "Other[ed] in America" beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 at the Berkshire Museum. In a time when "othering" has been weaponized, poets reflect on the consequences of being othered — the experience of being seen as "less than" because of race, origin, language, faith, gender, economic status, sexuality, age, (dis)abilities, (mental) health, etc.
Poets Creating Conversation challenges poets to circle loosely around a theme or issue to create a broad, multi-dimensional "conversation" between poems, poets and audience. Poets interested in participating can find out more at wordxwordfestival.com/participate.
Great creative and honor loved ones
During the First Friday Art Walk, the Whitney Center for the Arts will host a community art-making event for the Day of the Dead in conjunction with the Arts in Recovery for Youth show, "Finding Our Light," from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. To celebrate Dia de Los Muertos and remember loved ones who have passed away, art-making activities will include memory boxes, calveras, face tattoos and more. On view are over 90 works of art by young people in the AIRY program, including drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, poetry, digital art and film. The event is free and family friendly. The Whitney Center for the Arts is at 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.
Take a step back in time
Come to the grand opening of the new North Adams Museum of History and Science at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by the North Adams Historical Society PresidentCharles Cahoon. The museum's new home is in the North Adams Holiday Inn on the first floor. All are welcome. northadamshistory.org