5 things to do if you're on a budget this week, Feb. 7 - 13
Hone your skills
Artists of all skill levels are welcome to attend a free drawing class at Clark Art Institute, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 225 South St., Williamstown. Registration required. CLARKART.EDU
Annual festival begins
Williams College's French Film Festival kicks off with a screening of "L'homme sur les quais," (The Man by the Shore) by Raoul Peck, in French and Kreyol with English subtitles, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 at Images Cinema, 50 Spring St., Williamstown.
READINGS, WALKS AND TALKS
Bard College at Simon's Rock hosts Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of "From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation," for the annual W. E. B. Du Bois Lecture, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. The event is free and open to the public. SIMONS-ROCK.EDU/EVENTS
Don't miss the annual Berkshire Symphony Student Soloist Competition, conducted by Ronald Feldman, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.
The Moby Dick Film Festival continues with a screening of Part One of "Moby-Dick, the Mini-Series," (1998) starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Ahab, co-starring Ted Levine and Henry Thomas with Gregory Peck, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Part Two screens Thursday, Feb. 14.
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