5 things to do if you're on a budget this week


Live jazz

Local favorites the Wanda Houston Band will perform at Castle Street Cafe Friday at 8 p.m., 10 Castle St., Great Barrington. CASTLESTREETCAFE.COM


Performance lecture

Head to the Williams College Museum of Art Saturday for "Your Head is Attached to Your Body," a performance-based "audience-sensitive" artist talk with Clifford Owens, 3 p.m., 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown. WCMA.WILLIAMS.EDU


Live jazz

Get out and enjoy a show Saturday evening, when Blue Light Jazz comes to Rainbow Restaurant, 7:30 p.m., 109 First St., Pittsfield. DINERAINBOW.COM


Author talk

Monica Youn, author of the William Carlos Williams Award-winning "Blackacre," will be at Bard College as part of the Poetry and Fiction Series. She will speak Tuesday at 7 p.m., Blodgett House, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. SIMONS-ROCK.EDU


Take a break

Bring your lunch to Williams College's Chapin Hall Wednesday for one of their MIDWEEK MUSIC concerts. Williams students perform a musical sampler, 12:15 p.m., 62 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown. MUSIC.WILLIAMS.EDU


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