Week ahead Nov. 21 to 27

Happy Thanksgiving on this snowy afternoon! The holiday weekend is coming in with music and celebrations of community, from The Last Waltz, a communal re-creation of The Band’s classic concert, at the Colonial Theatre to downtown festivals on Small Business Saturday — and warm-hearted art shows.

In the photo above, Muriel Angelil’s ‘Arab Women Bonding’ appears in ‘Othering,’ the Berkshire Art Association’s juried show at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in Pittsfield. Image courtesy of the BAA

 

Monday Nov. 21

 

Art

Makers Mill — Figure drawing collective 7 to 9 p.m. at community maker space. 73 Main St., North Adams. 413-749-2073, northadamsmakersmill.org

 

Community

Clark Art Institute — Meet Me at the Clark, 2 p.m. program for adults with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

 

Holiday

Berkshire Museum — Now Playing: Festival of Trees, more than 100 trees by local organizations reflecting a movie theme, to benefit the museum’s educational programming. Show through Dec. 31. 39 South St., Pittsfield. 413-443-7171, berkhiremuseum.org

 

Music

Manchester Music Festival — Young violin, viola and piano artists from Juilliard perform works by Bach, Schumann, Stravinsky, Faure and others, 3 p.m.Snopek / Telscher home, Stratton Mountain, Stratton, Vt. 802-362-1956, mmfvt.org

Williams College — Baroque Ensemble Rebel master classes 4:15 p.m. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Building. Route 2, Williamstown. 413-597-3146, music.williams.edu

 

Tuesday Nov. 22

 

Holiday

Berkshire Museum — Now Playing: Festival of Trees, more than 100 trees by local organizations reflecting a movie theme, to benefit the museum’s educational programming. Show through Dec. 31. 39 South St., Pittsfield. 413-443-7171, berkhiremuseum.org

 

Wednesday Nov. 23

Art

Shire City Sanctuary — Introduction to screen-printing, create a t-shirt, 6 to 9 p.m. 40 Melville St., Pittsfield. 413-236-9600, shirecitysanctuary.com

 

Holiday

Berkshire Museum — Now Playing: Festival of Trees, more than 100 trees by local organizations reflecting a movie theme, to benefit the museum’s educational programming. Show through Dec. 31. 39 South St., Pittsfield. 413-443-7171, berkhiremuseum.org

North Adams Tree Lighting — Celebration and Hometown Holidays kick-off event around the tree at Monument Square at 6:30 p.m. with music by the Drury High School Band and Band Front and a visit from Santa. Main St. between the First Congregational and First Baptist Churches. Rain Date: Friday, Dec. 2. 413-664-6180, explorenorthadams.com

 

Thursday Nov. 24

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Holiday

Abode of the Message — Annual Thanksgiving Feast and celebration to benefit The Hope Project in India, founded by Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, founder of the Abode, 6 p.m. 5 Abode Road, New Lebanon, N.Y. 518-794-8090, theabode.org

 

Friday Nov. 25

Family

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Story Book Walk 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk along the ledges trail with readings from Charley Eliot and Knights of the Woods. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, thetrustees.org

Mason Library — Family Movie Night: “Finding Dory,” 6:15 p.m. free. 231 Main St., Great Barrington. 413-528-2403, gblibraries.org

 

Holiday

Arrowhead —  “Candlelight and Chocolate Tour,” 7 p.m. Experience the house as the Melvilles lived it with a cider and chocolate reception with former director of The Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, Betsy Sherman. 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 413-442-1793, mobydick.org

Bennington Museum — The Festival: Reimagining Grandma Moses — Contemporary artists reimagine, reinterpret or respond to the work of Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses in holiday show. Closed-bid auction through Dec. 29. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday. 75 Main St., Route 9, Bennington, Vt. benningtonmuseum.org

Berkshire Carousel — Wooden handmade carousel open noon to 5 p.m. with rides and gift shop. C50 Center St., Pittsfield. 413-499-0457, berkshirecarousel.com

Berkshire Museum — Now Playing: Festival of Trees, more than 100 trees by local organizations reflecting a movie theme, to benefit the museum’s educational programming. Show through Dec. 31. 39 South St., Pittsfield. 413-443-7171, berkhiremuseum.org

Ghent Playhouse — ‘The Turn of the Scrooge,’ 8 p.m. annual holiday Pantomime and zany spin on the classic Christmas Carol story with comedy and music. 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y. 800-838-3006, ghentplayhouse.org

Festival of Holidays — Sheffield Historical Society market of work by local artists and artisans: jewelry, pottery, leather goods, basketry, carved wooden items, glass ornaments and more, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield. 313-229-2694, sheffieldhistoricalsociety.org

Hancock Shaker Village — Turkey Talk and Walk 11 a.m. Stroll along the village’s Farm and Forest Trail, ending in the barnyard to meet the turkeys and other animals. Free, rain or shine. 1843 West Housatonic St., Routes 20 and 41, Pittsfield. 413-443-0188; hancockshakervillage.org

Spencertown Academy — Spencertown Academy Arts Center — Handmade Holiday Craft and Gift Show  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Curated local jewelry, quilts, band boxes, cards, children’s toys (jigsaw animals, onesies for babies, teddy bears, felted toys), bread boards, baskets, scarves, hand-knit socks, ceramics, handmade books and papers, holiday ornaments, tin sconces, scherenschnitte, shortbread, toffee, jellies, sugar plums, chocolates, wreaths. 790 State Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y. 518-392-3693, spencertownacademy.org

Ventfort Hall —  Gilded age mansion decked for the holidays through Jan. 13. Tours on the hour, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday and through 2 p.m. Sunday, including Dec. 24 and Jan. 31. 104 Walker St., Lenox. 413-637-3206, gildedage.org

 

Music

Berkshire Theatre Group — Rev Tor Band & Friends Perform The Last Waltz Live, 8 p.m.: All Star Re-Creation of The Band’s Classic Concert Film with a full horn section and local, regional, and national artists. Not a tribute show but a community event. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield 413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org

Mount Anthony Country Club — Dead Resistors playing original world fusion & reggae covers. Bennington, Vt. 802-442-2617, betterbennington.com

Norman Rockwell Museum — Norman Rockwell: Paintings in Song, 5:30 p.m.: First hearing of music by John Myers and Crescendo inspired by Rockwell’s art, from a project set to premiere in Spring 2017. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-4100; nrm.org

 

Theater

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Candid Camera: 8 Decades of Smiles, 7:30 p.m. Colunmist and comedian Peter Funt presents behind-the-scenes tales with the show’s funniest moments over 80 years. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. 413-528-0100, mahaiwe.org

 

Saturday Nov. 26

Family

Northshire Bookstore — John Churchman reads from Brave Little Finn, 11 a.m. Jon Chad book signing 1 to 3 p.m. 4869 Main St., Manchester. Jane Klonsky on Unconditional: Older Dogs, Deeper Love, Orvis Flagship Store. 802-362-2200, northshire.com

 

Film

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — The Wizard of Oz, 4 and 7 p.m. Judy Garland classic on the big screen. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, 413-528-0100, mahaiwe.org

 

Holiday

Arrowhead —  “Candlelight and Chocolate Tour,” 7 p.m. Experience the house as the Melvilles lived it with a cider and chocolate reception with former director of The Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, Betsy Sherman. 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 413-442-1793, mobydick.org

Bennington Hometown Holiday — Celebrating Small Business Saturday with a Christmas Bazaar, Craft, and Flea Market 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at the First Baptist Church; Strolling Carolers around Downtown noon to 2 p.m. with the Bennington Choral Society, MAUHS Students, the Ukulele String Ensemble and Pownal Girl Scout Troop 30648; visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Downtown Visitor Center, noon to 2 p.m. with cocoa and treats; A Celtic Christmas with the Sky Family 7 p.m. at the Green Mountain Christian Center, Prince Edward Island’s premier Irish Dance Show, and wreathes, lights and garlands. betterbennington.com

Bennington Museum — The Festival: Reimagining Grandma Moses — Contemporary artists reimagine, reinterpret or respond to the work of Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses in holiday show. Closed-bid auction through Dec. 29. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday. 75 Main St., Route 9, Bennington, Vt. benningtonmuseum.org

Berkshire Bach Society — Messiah Sing-In 4 p.m. Community sing with the ensemble at the First Congregational Church. 251 Main St., Great Barrington, 413-528-9555, berkshirebach.org

Berkshire Carousel — Wooden handmade carousel open noon to 5 p.m. with rides and gift shop. C50 Center St., Pittsfield. 413-499-0457, berkshirecarousel.com

Berkshire Museum — Now Playing: Festival of Trees, more than 100 trees by local organizations reflecting a movie theme, to benefit the museum’s educational programming. Show through Dec. 31. 39 South St., Pittsfield. 413-443-7171, berkhiremuseum.org

Chatham Small Business Saturday — Downtown celebration 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with sales, treats and small town holiday cheer at benGablesavories, Bimi’s Cheese, Boxwood Linen, The Chatham Bookstore, Chatham Brewing – Breezy Grass playing from 2 2 to 4 p.m., the Columbia Land Conservancy, Victoria Dinardo Millinery and more. visitchathamny.com

Festival of Holidays — Sheffield Historical Society market of work by local artists and artisans: jewelry, pottery, leather goods, basketry, carved wooden items, glass ornaments and more, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield. 313-229-2694, sheffieldhistoricalsociety.org

Ghent Playhouse — ‘The Turn of the Scrooge,’ 8 p.m. annual holiday Pantomime with the Panto Loons, zany spin on the classic Christmas Carol story with comedy and music. 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y. 800-838-3006, ghentplayhouse.org

Hancock Shaker Village — Holidays at Hancock, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Hour-long visit to the Brick Dwelling with Shaker traditions related to Christmas and other holidays, seasonal decorations and sampling of Shaker Christmas music. Crafts and Cocoa 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., crafting corner: rope bracelets in holiday colors, also holiday cards and messages with quill pens. 1843 West Housatonic St., Routes 20 and 41, Pittsfield. 413-443-0188; hancockshakervillage.org

Manchester Merriment — Shop Small Saturday downtown celebration with The Sahidi Sisters belly dance troupe at JOY all things underthings at 3 p.m., Comollo’s Fine Wine & Antiques wine tasting 2 to 5 p.m. Tree Lighting on the Town Green, 4 p.m. Thanksgiving Concert: The Rudiakovs and Friends, Manchester Community Library, 4 p.m., Joana Genova-Rudiakov, violin; Deborah Buck, violin; Ariel Rudiakov, viola; Sophie Shao, cello; and Todd Palmer, clarinet perform works by Dvorak and Weber, with a reception to follow. Aurora Winter Opening Reception at Helmholz Fine Art 4 p.m. visitmanchestervt.com

Spencertown Academy — Spencertown Academy Arts Center — Handmade Holiday Craft and Gift Show  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Curated local jewelry, quilts, band boxes, cards, children’s toys (jigsaw animals, onesies for babies, teddy bears, felted toys), bread boards, baskets, scarves, hand-knit socks, ceramics, handmade books and papers, holiday ornaments, tin sconces, scherenschnitte, shortbread, toffee, jellies, sugar plums, chocolates, wreaths. 790 State Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y. 518-392-3693, spencertownacademy.org

Ventfort Hall —  Gilded age mansion decked for the holidays through Jan. 13. Tours on the hour, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday and through 2 p.m. Sunday, including Dec. 24 and Jan. 31. 104 Walker St., Lenox. 413-637-3206, gildedage.org

 

Music

Sage City Symphony — Taconic Music Inc concert of Thanksgiving, 4 p.m., Rudiakovs and Friends playing the Antonin Dvorak String Quartet in F Maj Op 96 (American) and the Clarinet Quintet in B flat Maj Op 34 by Carl Von Weber at the Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetary Ave, Manchester, Vt. 802-447-2149, sagecitysymphony.org

Troy Music Hall — Jackie Evancho, soprano, 7:30 p.m. 30 2nd St., Troy, N.Y. 518-273-8945, troymusichall.org

 

Outdoors

Riley Rink — Public Skate 1 to 3 p.m. and Skate Night, 7 to 8:30 p.m. open to all. Hunter Park, Manchester, Vt. rileyrink.com

Naumkeag — Shaping a Landscape: Landscape architect Fletcher Steele and Mabel Choate collaborated for nearly 30 years in the creation of the garden rooms and views at Naumkeag. Tour of gardens, free. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-3239, thetrustees.org

 

Sunday Nov. 27

 

Holiday

Bennington Museum — The Festival: Reimagining Grandma Moses — Contemporary artists reimagine, reinterpret or respond to the work of Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses in holiday show. Closed-bid auction through Dec. 29. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday. 75 Main St., Route 9, Bennington, Vt. benningtonmuseum.org

Berkshire Carousel — Wooden handmade carousel open noon to 5 p.m. with rides and gift shop. C50 Center St., Pittsfield. 413-499-0457, berkshirecarousel.com

Berkshire Museum — Now Playing: Festival of Trees, more than 100 trees by local organizations reflecting a movie theme, to benefit the museum’s educational programming. Show through Dec. 31. 39 South St., Pittsfield. 413-443-7171, berkhiremuseum.org

Celtic Christmas — Sky Family Prince Edward Island’s Premier Irish Dance Show, 6 p.m. Green Mountain Christian Center, Bennington, Vt. betterbennington.com

Children’s Holiday Extravaganza — Visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, with face painting, popcorn and pizza, and gifts. Kid-friendly activities, food and prizes with pop up entertainers on the main stage. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. 413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org

Festival of Holidays — Sheffield Historical Society market of work by local artists and artisans: jewelry, pottery, leather goods, basketry, carved wooden items, glass ornaments and more, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield. 313-229-2694, sheffieldhistoricalsociety.org

Ghent Playhouse — ‘The Turn of the Scrooge,’ 2 p.m. annual holiday Pantomime and zany spin on the classic Christmas Carol story with comedy and music. 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y. 800-838-3006, ghentplayhouse.org

Hancock Shaker Village — Holidays at Hancock, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Hour-long visit to the Brick Dwelling with Shaker traditions related to Christmas and other holidays, seasonal decorations and sampling of Shaker Christmas music. 1843 West Housatonic St., Routes 20 and 41, Pittsfield. 413-443-0188; hancockshakervillage.org

Spencertown Academy — Spencertown Academy Arts Center — Handmade Holiday Craft and Gift Show  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Curated local jewelry, quilts, band boxes, cards, children’s toys (jigsaw animals, onesies for babies, teddy bears, felted toys), bread boards, baskets, scarves, hand-knit socks, ceramics, handmade books and papers, holiday ornaments, tin sconces, scherenschnitte, shortbread, toffee, jellies, sugar plums, chocolates, wreaths. 790 State Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y. 518-392-3693, spencertownacademy.org

Ventfort Hall —  Gilded age mansion decked for the holidays through Jan. 13. Tours on the hour, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday and through 2 p.m. Sunday, including Dec. 24 and Jan. 31. 104 Walker St., Lenox. 413-637-3206, gildedage.org

 

Outdoors

Berkshire Knapsackers — Taconic Crest 7.3 mile hike from Southeast Hollow to Route 2 Petersburg Pass. Some significant altitude gain/loss. 1500 ft. Lovely views. Please bring lunch, snacks and water. Leave at 9 a.m. from Petersburg Pass Parking area on Route 2, Williamstown. Kathy Lee, 413-443-9562

Naumkeag — Shaping a Landscape: Landscape architect Fletcher Steele and Mabel Choate collaborated for nearly 30 years in the creation of the garden rooms and views at Naumkeag. Tour of gardens, free. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-3239, thetrustees.org

Riley Rink — Public Skate 1 to 3 p.m., open to all. Hunter Park, Manchester, Vt. rileyrink.com

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