Berkshire calendar April 3-9

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen …” On April 4, 1984, Winston Smith begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary in George Orwell’s classic novel. This week, cinemas across the county join movie houses across the country in a free screening of 1984 to express a strong belief in supporting the National Endowment for the Arts, free speech and creative expression.

This is a week for strong voices and inquiring minds, from Live Out Loud at MCLA to the fourth annual ThinkFood conference at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, to a poetry reading with National Book Award winner Terrance Hayes, and more. In the photo at the top, Kim Stauffer stars in WAM Theatre’s revival of Emelie La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight. (Photo courtesy of WAM Theatre)

 

Monday April 3

 

Books and Writing

Bloomsday in Williamstown — Gunter Grass’s “The Tin Drum,” weekly reading aloud through the novel in the Breon Mitchell translation, 7 p.m. at the Log. 78 Spring St., Williamstown.

 

Conversation

Williams College —  William D. Cohan will speak at Williams College about “Why Wall Street Matters,” 7 p.m. While critical of the bad behavior that plagued much of Wall Street leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, he is “alarmed by the vitriol directed at the bankers, traders, and executives who keep the wheels of our economy turning.” free. Route 2, Williamstown. music.williams.edu

 

Food

Berkshire South Community Center — Community supper, 5 to 6 p.m. served by Berkshire chefs. Free. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. 413-528-2810, berkshiresouth.org

 

Tuesday April 4

 

Art

Clark Art Institute — Mellon Decade Fellow Delinda Collier presents Natural Media — Light, Water, and Wind — in Malian film director Souleymane Cissé’s Finye (1982) and Yeelen (1987), 5:30 p.m. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

 

Book

Northshire Bookstore — Gareth Russell reads from Young and Damned and Fair: The Life of Catherine Howard, Fifth Wife of King Henry VIII, 6 p.m. 4869 Main St., Manchester, Vt. 802-362-2200, northshire.com

 

Conversations

Bennington College — Deborah Gans, 7 p.m. Through writing, design research and inventive public advocacy, Deborah Gans has spearheaded the revitalization of socially responsible architecture for a new generation. Tishman Lecture Hall, 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

First Wednesdays Talk — What to Know Before You Build, SEON (The Sustainable Energy Outreach Network), 6 p.m. A panel of local experts on aspects of residential construction; choosing an architect, selecting a contractor, contracts, the design and planning process, construction loans, financing, energy efficiency incentives and savings 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester. Free 802-362-0859, mclvt.org

 

Film

Beacon Cinema — 1984, free screening 7 p.m. film based on George Orwell’s classic novel. More than 180 independent movie theatres across the country in 165 cities and in 43 states will to offer a free screening and post-film moderated discussion coordinated by the Four Freedoms Coalition, with retired social psychology professor and OLLI instructor Virginia O’Leary. 57 North St., Pittsfield. 413-429-7035

Images Cinema — 1984, film based on George Orwell’s classic novel: protagonist Winston Smith begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary. In remembrance of starring actor John Hurt, who died this past January, and in unison with more than 180 other art house movie theaters across the country, screening 7 p.m. Free. 50 Spring St., Williamstown, imagescinema.org

Triplex — 1984, free screening 7 p.m. film based on George Orwell’s classic novel. More than 180 independent movie theatres across the country in 165 cities and in 43 states will to offer a free screening and post-film moderated discussion coordinated by the Four Freedoms Coalition, with Bard College at Simon’s Rock professors Asma Abbas and Wesley Brown. 70 Railroad St., Great Barrington. 413-429-7035

 

Music

Williams College — Alexander Korsantia, piano, 8 p.m. Nationally acclaimed pianist collaborating with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Christoph Eschenbach, Gianandrea Noseda and Paavo Jarvi and orchestras as the Chicago Symphony, Kirov Orchestra and Israel Philharmonic. Free. Chapin Hall, off Route 2, Williamstown. music.williams.edu

 

Wednesday April 5

 

Art

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Artist’s talk and photography exhibit by alim Jan Staller, 7 p.m. with photographs that span his four-decade long career, often focussing on the easily overlooked: recycled scrap, twisted steel, concrete blocks, shipping containers, pipelines, and untrammeled snowdrifts. Exhibit at Hillman-Jackson Gallery through May 1. 84 Alford Road, great Barrington. simons-rock.edu

 

Books and Writers

Bennington College — Poetry Reading and Book Signing with National Book Award winner Terrance Hayes, 7 p.m. Tishman Lecture Hall, 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Northshire Bookstore — Jane Hamilton reads from The Excellent Lombards, 6 p.m. Mary Frances “Frankie” Lombard is fiercely in love with her family’s sprawling apple orchard and the tangled web of family members who inhabit it 4869 Main St., Manchester, Vt. 802-362-2200, northshire.com

 

Conversations

Berkshire Athenaeum — 3D Printing, 5 p.m. introduction: what it is and how it’s done, free. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. 413-499-9480, pittsfieldlibrary.org

First Wednesdays Talk — University of Vermont History Professor Emeritus Mark A. Stoler “Churchill and Roosevelt: The Personal Element in Their Partnership” in their World War II alliance, 7 p.m. Manchester’s First Congregational Church, 3624 Main St., Manchester. Free 802-362-2607, vermonthumanities.org

Stockbridge Library — Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Stockbridge, 6:30 p.m. Stockbridge homeowners talking about the families who lived in their houses before them. 46 Main St., Stockbridge. 413-298-5501, stockbridgelibrary.org

Williams College — Climate Change Roundtable with Andrew Revkin, 7:30 p.m. award-winning environmental journalist for the New York Times and a prominent voice in debates about climate change and the Anthropocene (the new geological epoch that many scientists argue we have entered). He is a member of the official scientific body which is scheduled to announce this year whether humanity has indeed entered the Anthropocene. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center 54 Chapin Hall Dr., Williamstown, williams.edu

 

Film

Images Cinema — “Embrace,” When body image activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013, it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. Embrace follows Taryn’s crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies. screening 7 p.m. Free. 50 Spring St., Williamstown, imagescinema.org

 

Music

Williams College — Midweek music, lunchtime informal concert sampler, traditional and unexpected, with iinstructors and students and impromptu talks, 12:15 p.m. Chapin Hall. Alexander Korsantia, piano, nationally acclaimed pianist collaborating with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Christoph Eschenbach, Gianandrea Noseda and Paavo Jarvi and orchestras as the Chicago Symphony, Kirov Orchestra and Israel Philharmonic. Master class, 4:15 p.m. Free. Route 2, Williamstown. music.williams.edu

 

Outdoors

Canoe Meadows — Woodcock’s Sky Dance, 7 p.m. Love is in the air as the sun sets  and wet meadows and fields become the American woodcock’s “runway” for a beautiful aerial courtship display. Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

Pleasant Valley Sanctuaries — Spring birding: Join Pleasant Valley Sanctuaries caretaker on a walk past beaver wetlands and through the woods, 8 a.m., to look for tanagers, warblers, orioles and more during the spring migration and nesting season. Berkshire free admission, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Locals get in free on first Wednesdays to trails and beaver ponds at Mass Audubon property. 472 West Dugway Road, Lenox. 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

 

Thursday April 6

 

Art

Williams College Museum of Art — Close Look: Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography, 4 p.m. Hear from students from the Robert Rauschenberg: Art Archives and Exhibitions course about their experience exploring the archives and developing the exhibition. Student Choice, roving tour of the museum, 11 a.m. 15 Lawrence Hall Dr, Williams College, Williamstown. wcma.williams.edu

 

Communication

Berkshire Athenaeum — Fall in Love with 3D Printing, 3 p.m. Make seasonal designs in two-part workshop. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. 413-499-9480, pittsfieldlibrary.org

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts — As part of an international movement to reduce violence against women and gender-based violence, the MCLA community will gather in front of Bowman Hall in the campus quadrangle for a White Ribbon Day event at 12:15 p.m. Green Living Series talk, “Biocontrol Control of Winter Moth and Gypsy Moth” by Dr. Joe Elkinton, from the Department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences at UMASS-Amherst, free at  7 p.m. in the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, room 121. Chrch St., North Adams. mcla.edu

Williams College — Nawal Nour, director of the ambulatory obstetrics practice at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and associate professor and director of the African Women’s Health Center at Harvard Medical School, Public Health Class of 1960 lecture, “Global Women’s Health: Saving Lives,” 7:30 p.m. in Griffin Hall, room 3. The past is not dead: How the last 2.5 million years of global change can prepare us for the next century, Geosciences Class of ’60 Seminar by Jacquelyn L. Gill, University of Maine, 4:15 p.m. 105 Clark Hall, 947 Main St., Williamstown. Professor Page duBois, an adventerous classicist who has crossed over into American topics, 4:30 p.m., Schapiro Hall 129. williams.edu

 

Film

Williams College — Pioneering AIDS activist Peter Staley will speak at “AIDS Activism Thirty Years Later: Reflections with Peter Staley,” following a 7 p.m. screening of the 2012 Oscar-nominated documentary How to Survive a Plague. Paresky Auditorium, off Route 2, Williamstown. williams.edu

 

Music

Iron Horse — The subdudes, NOLA quartet with groove, jazz, soul, R&B, rock and folk. 7 p.m. 20 Center St., Northampton. iheg.com

Williams College — International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), with 35 leading instrumentalists ranging from solos to large ensembles, has premiered over 500 compositions, mostly new works by emerging composers, in venues spanning from alternative spaces to concert halls around the world. Master class, 4:15 p.m. Free. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, off Route 2, Williamstown., music.williams.edu

 

Theatre

WAM Theatre — Emelie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, 7:30 p.m. Lauren Gunderson’s exploration of Emelie Du Châtelet, a physicist, mathematician and highly regarded scientist in her own right in 18th-century France. Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. wamtheatre.com

 

Friday April 7

 

Art

Chatham Bookstore — Juliet Teng, Oil Paintings, reception 5 to 7 p.m. inspired by her home in Old Chatham and the surrounding landscape. 27 Main St., Chatham, N.Y. 518-392-3005, chathambookstore.com

First Fridays Artswalk — Upstreet art openings 5 to 8 p.m. Regional artists hold receptions for monthly shows at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, the Berkshire Museum and more than a dozen popup locations and galleries. Tour leaves from the Intermodal Center, 5 p.m. Celebration at the Whitney Center for the Arts. 42 Wendell Ave. North and South Streets, Pittsfield.

Mass MoCA — Teen Invitational opening 7 p.m. Works of students and teachers from seven Northern Berkshire County high schools on view during through the weekend. 87 Marshall St., North Adams, 413-662-2111, massmoca.org

 

Books and Writers

The Bookstore — Jennifer Browdy reads from her new memoir, What I Forgot … And Why I Remembered: A Journey to Environmental Awareness and Activism, 5:30 p.m. 11 Housatonic St., Lenox. 413-637-3390, bookstoreinlenox.com

Northshire Bookstore — Pitchapalooza! Win a chance to get your book published, 20 writers drawn at random from ticket holders get exactly one minute to pitch with judges and Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry are co-founders of The Book Doctors, 6:30 p.m. 4869 Main St., Manchester, Vt. 802-362-2200, northshire.com

 

Dance

Mass MoCA — Okwui Okpowasili, 8 p.m. Co-presented with Jacob’s Pillow Dance: Choreographer, writer, and actress Okwui Okpokwasili brings her kinesthetically powerful movement style to a site-specific dance that responds to Nick Cave’s major Building 5 exhibition, Until. 87 Marshall St., North Adams 413-662-2111, massmoca.org

Williams College — CoDa (Contemporary Dance Ensemble), 8 p.m. Modern and ballet with contemporary and popular forms of movement, music, and multimedia. ’62 Center, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. 413-597-2425, 62center.williams.edu

 

Film

Williams College — View short films by artist Lynette Wallworth, an Australian artist known for her use of immersive multimedia installations and narrative long form film to explore the interconnectivity between humans and the natural world and “fragile human states of grace.” 413-597-2425, williams.edu

 

Food

Shire City Sanctuary — First Friday Community Dinner 6 to 8 p.m.: organic, vegan and largely gluten/soy free Italian Cuisine, including Gluten Free Ravioli, and opening reception during First Fridays Artswalk from 5 to 8 p.m. with “Panchamama Puppet” by WindRose Morris as part of the installation. 40 Melville St., Pittsfield. 413-236-9600, shirecitysanctuary.org

 

Music

The Egg — New York Voices, Darmon Meader, Peter Eldridge, Kim Nazarian and Lauren Kinhan bring harmonies and arrangements to jazz, Brazilian, R & B, classical and pop, 8 p.m., 1 Empire State Plaza, S Mall Arterial, Albany, N.Y. theegg.org

Iron Horse — James McCartney 7 p.m., Marshallow Maiden Tour with latest album The Blackberry Train. Swimmer, Yookeroo 10 p.m. 20 Center St., Northampton. iheg.com

Parlor Room — Emma Willmann comedy, 8 p.m., Maine native and a top new comedian in New York City with her own comedy show, The Check Spot on SiriusXM 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 413-923-2800, signaturesoundspresents.com

Vermont Arts Exchange — Basement Music Series: New York punk bands the Cash Registers and The Tracys, 8 p.m. at Harvest Brewing, 201 South St., Bennington, Vt. 802-442-5549, vtartxchange.org

Williams College — International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), 8 p.m. 35 leading instrumentalists ranging from solos to large ensembles, has premiered over 500 compositions, mostly new works by emerging composers, in venues spanning from alternative spaces to concert halls around the world. Free. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, off Route 2, Williamstown., music.williams.edu

 

Outdoors

Canoe Meadows — Spring birding, 8 p.m. Spring is the best season to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

Williams College — Milham Planetarium shows, sky tours and talks 8 p.m. Astronomy students at the college with the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, showing retrograde motions of the planets, phases of the moon, the varying temperatures/colors of stars, locations of neighboring galaxies, the mythological figures and zodiacal signs ascribed to constellations, the Southern Hemisphere’s sky, comets, artificial satellites and more. Hopkins Observatory, Route 2, 413-597-2188, williams.edu

 

Theatre

WAM Theatre — Emelie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, 7:30 p.m. Lauren Gunderson’s exploration of Emelie Du Châtelet, a physicist, mathematician and highly regarded scientist in her own right in 18th-century France. Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. wamtheatre.com

 

Saturday April 8

 

Art

Mass MoCA — Teen Invitational show. Works of students and teachers from seven Northern Berkshire County high schools on view during through the weekend. 87 Marshall St., North Adams, 413-662-2111, massmoca.org

Norman Rockwell Museum — The Business of Art: Illustrating Licensed Characters with Artist Tom La Padula, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cell Block Visions: Making and Teaching Art in Prison, 5:30 p.m. with artist/teacher Phyllis Kornfeld, who has explored the creative process with incarcerated men and women for more than 30 years. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-4100, nrm.org

Peru Library — Art and Bake Sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., vintage and antique prints and art, needlework and more. Free coffee, tea and cocoa. Kids’ Craft 11:30 a.m. free with Child Care of the Berkshires (ccberkshire.org), friendly book mobile people. 6 West Main Road, Route 143 near North Road, Peru.

 

Books and Writers

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers — Kickstart Your Writing Project with Jana Laiz, 1:30 p.m. Jumper cables for a stalled short story, bellows to blow life back into a biography … creative writing prompts and a safe space for expression. The Egremont Village Inn, 17 Main St., South Egremont. berkshirewomenwriters.org

Northshire Bookstore — Writing Seminar with the Book Doctors, Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, 6:30 p.m. 4869 Main St., Manchester, Vt. 802-362-2200, northshire.com

 

Community

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts — Live Out Loud’s Fourth Annual LGBTQIA+ Community Conference 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with keynote speaker Pat Griffin, a longtime advocate for LGBT equality in sports, who will speak on “Seeking Common Grounds: LGBTQ People and People of Faith in College Athletics.” Presentations, workshops and panel discussions will be held throughout the day. Topics will include: Best Practices and Policies for Creating Inclusive Sports Teams for LGBTQ people; Intersectional Discrimination: Race and Sexual Identity; The Politics of Passing; Lost Voices in Queer History; The LGBTQ Community and Lyme Disease: Inclusiveness in Healthcare Advocacy; More Than Flying a Rainbow Flag: An Introduction to Pastoral Care for LGBTQ+ for Leaders in Faith Communities. Murdock Hall, 375 Church St., North Adams. liveoutloudberkshires.org

 

Conversations

Stockbridge Library — Consider the Source: Truth and News in the Misinformation Age, 4 p.m. conversation with Katherine O’Neil, Director of the Stockbridge Library, Museum and Archives, on where to get genuine, reliable information about the world today. 46 Main St., Stockbridge. 413-298-5501, stockbridgelibrary.org

Williams College — Women in Economic Research Conference 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. p.m. Griffin Hall Room 3, 844 Main St., Williamstown. williams.edu

 

Dance

Williams College — CoDa (Contemporary Dance Ensemble), 8 p.m. Modern and ballet with contemporary and popular forms of movement, music, and multimedia. ’62 Center, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. 413-597-2425, 62center.williams.edu

 

Family

Images Cinema — “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” starring Gene Wilder, 2 p.m. introduced by Williams College Visiting Professor of Chemistry Patrick S. Barber with a presentation on The Science of Chocolate. Free. 50 Spring St., Williamstown, imagescinema.org

Norman Rockwell Museum — Saturday Morning Cartoons, 10 a.m. to noon, Hanna-Barbera’s classic animations with favorite characters from Tom and Jerry, The Jetsons, The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo. Hanna-Barbera and the Golden Age of Television Animation, 2 p.m. with curator of exhibitions Jesse Kowalski.  9 Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-4100, nrm.org

Peru Library — Kids’ Craft 11:30 a.m. free with Child Care of the Berkshires, friendly book mobile people. 6 West Main Road, Route 143 near North Road, Peru. ccberkshire.org

Ventfort Hall — 2017 Lenox Peep Show, marshmellow sculptures representative of a favorite book or story, unveiling 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and voting for people’s choice award. Slavic Easter egg decorating demonstrations and instructional workshops 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. creating intricate and beautifully decorated eggs with Tjasa Sprague, with a wax resist technique. 104 Walker St., Lenox. Diaramas exhibited around the county through April 15. 413-637-3206, gildedage.org

 

Film

Berkshire Museum — For thousands of years, songbirds have been woven into human life, and they are vanishing at an alarming rate. Under threat from climate change, pesticides and more, populations of hundreds of species have dropped dramatically. As scientists, activists and bird enthusiasts investigate this phenomenon, amazing secrets of the bird world come to light for the first time in this acclaimed and visually thrilling documentary. Screening of “The Messenger,” 1:30 and 7 p.m. Presented by Mass Audubon, Hoffmann Bird Club and Wild Birds Country Store in Great Barrington. Q&A following evening screening with Hugh Powell, Senior Science Editor at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Little Cinema, 39 South St., Pittsfield. berkshiremuseum.org

Shire City Sanctuary — “Gathering Our Hearts at Standing Rock” work-in-progress documentary by Oscar-nominated director Fidel Moreno 7 p.m. with Q&A to follow. 40 Melville St., Pittsfield. 413-236-9600, shirecitysanctuary.org

 

Food

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Fourth Annual ThinkFOOD Conference: Equity and Inclusion in Food, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Morning panel on Farmer and Farm Worker Pay: Balancing Equity and Viability with speakers from Woven Roots Farm, FARMroots of Greenmarket/GrowNYC, and the National Organic Farming Association. Lunch with local food. Dr. A. Breeze Harper will deliver the keynote address, “Reading the Signs of Food, Ethics, Whiteness, and Resistance: A Black Feminist Praxis.” Kellogg Music Center, 84 Alford Road, great Barrington. simons-rock.edu

Pittsfield Farmers Market — Monthly indoor farmers market 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with local cheese, honey, baked goods, vegetables, crafts and more. Lighthouse, Boys and Girls Club, 16 Melville St., Pittsfield. farmersmarketpittsfield.org

Shire City Sanctuary — Shire Kitchen Cooking Class: Vegan, gluten free banana, blueberry and pecan cinnamon muffins, 3 to 5 p.m. 40 Melville St., Pittsfield. 413-236-9600, shirecitysanctuary.org

 

Music

Berkshire Back Society — Bach’s Birthday Dinner, 332nd birthday party with music, dinner, games and prizes, 6 p.m. with Ethan Cheng, violin; Megan Yao, violin; Max Bobby, cello at The White Hart Inn, 15 Undermountain Road, Salisbury, Conn. berkshirebach.org

Clark Art Institute — Alto saxophonist and composer Kris Allen performs pieces from his acclaimed album Beloved, along with other originals, 7 p.m. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

The Egg — the subdudes, blues, folk, R&B, country, Cajun, funk, gospel, and rock, 8 p.m., 1 Empire State Plaza, S Mall Arterial, Albany, N.Y. theegg.org

Iron Horse — Jonathan Edwards 7 p.m., four-decade career of uncompromising musical integrity, 20 Center St., Northampton. iheg.com

Spencertown Academy — Rob Fisch’s Intentional Jazz Ensemble, celebration of music from Miles Davis’ classic “Kind of Blue,” 7:30 p.m. with Rob Fisch (trumpet), Charlie Tokarz (saxophone), John Esposito (piano), Rich Syracuse (bass), and Jeff McRae (drums). Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y. spencertownacademy.org

Mass MoCA — Mark Mulcahy of Polaris and The Adventures of Pete & Pete with Miracle Legion, jangly guitar rock from the mid-’80s to the late ’90s, 8 p.m.87 Marshall St., North Adams, 413-662-2111, massmoca.org

Vermont Art Exchange — Hannah Gill and The Hours, doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8. 70s lo-fi pop and rock with contemporary soul and blues and mprovisational jazz. Masonic Hall, 504 Main St., Bennington, Vt. 802-442-5549, vtartxchange.org

Williams College — Williams Handbell Choir, 4 p.m., Bernhard Music Center. Williams Student Symphony, 7 p.m., Chapin Hall, 62 Chapin Hall Dr., Williamstown. 413-597-2425, 62center.williams.edu

 

Theatre

Calvin Theatre — Bobby Bones Funny and Alone Stand Up Comedy Tour, 8 p.m., Kix Country’s morning show mainman, 19 King St., Northampton. iheg.com

WAM Theatre — Emelie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, 7:30 p.m. Lauren Gunderson’s exploration of Emelie Du Châtelet, a physicist, mathematician and highly regarded scientist in her own right in 18th-century France. Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. wamtheatre.com

WAM Theatre Girls’ Ensemble — ”What’s That Sound?” 7:30 p.m., free. Spectrum Playhouse, 20 Franklin St., Lee. wamtheatre.com

 

Sunday April 9

 

Art

Clark Art Institute — Screening of film: I, Claude Monet, fresh new look at arguably the world’s favourite artist – through his own words, 3 p.m. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

Mass MoCA — Teen Invitational show. Works of students and teachers from seven Northern Berkshire County high schools on view during through the weekend. 87 Marshall St., North Adams, 413-662-2111, massmoca.org

 

Books and Writing

Northshire Bookstore — Craig Carlson reads from Pancakes in Paris: Living the American Dream, 11 a.m. 4869 Main St., Manchester, Vt. 802-362-2200, northshire.com

 

Family

IS183 — Family Clay Days, 1 to 3 p.m. Children and adults create together in the studio, hand building a bowl with clay using slab construction and glazes. Citizen’s Hall, 13 Willard Hill Road, off Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-5252, is183.org

 

Film

Clark Art Institute — Screening of I, Claude Monet, a fresh look at the Impressionist through his letters and other private writings. 225 South st., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

 

Music

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Thesis presentation: New Road Album and Film, original music and screening, 7 p.m. 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. simons-rock.edu

Berkshire Theatre Group — Boston Symphony Orchestra Community Chamber Concert, 3 p.m. Relevant and engaging free chamber music concerts performed by BSO musicians in Greater Boston area. Free. The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St. Pittsfield. 617-266-1200, bso.org/communitychamberconcerts

Iron Horse — Mairtin O’Connor Trio, 7 p.m. with Cathal Hayden, Seamie O’Dowd:  three titans of Irish music, 20 Center St., Northampton. iheg.com

 

Theatre

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Golden Dragon Acrobats, 3 p.m. Premiere acrobatic touring company from China with acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, and ancient and contemporary music. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. 413-528-0100, mahaiwe.org

WAM Theatre — Emelie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, 2 p.m. Lauren Gunderson’s exploration of Emelie Du Châtelet, a physicist, mathematician and highly regarded scientist in her own right in 18th-century France. Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. wamtheatre.com

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