Berkshire Calendar Dec. 18 to 24

The holidays are coming up gently in the Berkshire Calendar Dec. 18 to 24 … enjoy the end of the old year and the run up to the new!

 

Tuesday Dec. 19

 

Outdoors

Notchview — Race Series: 5-7K Skate Race: A fun, informal community event. No snow? Race turns into a trail running race 3:30 p.m. with Trustees of Reservations.  Route 9, Windsor. 413-684-0148; thetrustees.org

 

Wednesday Dec. 20

 

Holidays

Last night of Hanukkah

Berkshire Theatre Group — A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser, is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols, by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill. 7 p.m., Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. 413-997-4444; berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

Thursday Dec. 21

 

Holidays

1753 House carol sing —  Deborah Burns will lead the 44th annual a cappella sing-along beside a blaze in the fireplace, with carol books and hot mulled cider. The house is an historical replica of a regulation settler’s home, and it has no heat or electricity, so dress warmly and bring a light to see by. Field Park, Route 2, Williamstown. Parking is available at the Williams Inn and the Milne Public Library. 7 p.m. (Rain or snow date is Friday, Dec. 22.) Free and open to all.

Berkshire Theatre Group — A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser, is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols, by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill. 7 p.m., Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. 413-997-4444; berkshiretheatregroup.org

Notchview — Solstice celebration: Welcome the turning of the sun and Yuletide with tales from many cultures including the history of the Christmas Tree, Henry David Thoreau’s winter experience, poems by William Cullen Bryant, stories of nature and more, all followed by a bonfire and s’mores, 5 p.m. Route 9, Windsor. thetrustees.org

Walking the Dog Theater — A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, a one-man show performed by artistic director David Anderson, who moves fluidly between characters, performing the story as Dickens wrote it. 8 p.m., free. Solaris, 360 Warren St. in Hudson, N.Y. 518-610-0909, wtdevents.org

 

Friday Dec. 22

 

Holidays

Berkshire Theatre Group — A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser, is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols, by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill. 7 p.m., Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. 413-997-4444; berkshiretheatregroup.org

Bryant Homestead — An Old-Fashioned Christmas: Tour the homestead of 19th century writer and conservationist William Cullen Bryant, with  festively decorated historic rooms, holiday treats and marketplace of gifts made locally by artists in the hilltowns, Berkshires, and Pioneer Valley, with carolers in the parlor, animated readings of Christmas tales and visits from Father Christmas., 4 to 8 p.m. William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington. 413-200-7262; thetrustees.org

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), 7 p.m. Frank Capra’s 1946 holiday drama It’s a Wonderful Life, starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, is a seasonal favorite. In Mahaiwe tradition, this will be a free screening for the community.

14 Castle St., Great Barrington. 413-528-0100, mahaiwe.org

Walking the Dog Theater — A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, a one-man show performed by artistic director David Anderson, who moves fluidly between characters, performing the story as Dickens wrote it. 8 p.m., free. Solaris, 360 Warren St. in Hudson, N.Y. 518-610-0909, wtdevents.org

 

Saturday Dec. 23

 

Holidays

Bryant Homestead — An Old-Fashioned Christmas: Tour the homestead of 19th century writer and conservationist William Cullen Bryant, with  festively decorated historic rooms, holiday treats and marketplace of gifts made locally by artists in the hilltowns, Berkshires, and Pioneer Valley, with carolers in the parlor, animated readings of Christmas tales and visits from Father Christmas., 4 to 8 p.m. William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington. 413-200-7262; thetrustees.org

Festival of Holidays — 18th Annual marketplace of art, craft and food: Hand-crafted products by local artisans, from leatherwork to fiber art to baskets to glass, with new work throughout the holidays. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sheffield Historical Society, Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Route 7, Sheffield. 413-229-2694, sheffieldhistory.weebly.com

Walking the Dog Theater — A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, a one-man show performed by artistic director David Anderson, who moves fluidly between characters, performing the story as Dickens wrote it. 8 p.m., free. Solaris, 360 Warren St. in Hudson, N.Y. 518-610-0909, wtdevents.org

 

Music

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — John Pizzarelli Quartet with Catherine Russell, 8 p.m. Billie & Blue Eyes: Catherine Russell’s Grammy Award-winning vocals and John Pizzarelli’s smooth quartet pair to evoke the glory days of jazz, taking on two of the greats: Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington 413-528-0100, mahaiwe.org

 

Sunday Dec. 24

 

Holidays

Festival of Holidays — 18th Annual marketplace of art, craft and food: Hand-crafted products by local artisans, from leatherwork to fiber art to baskets to glass, with new work throughout the holidays. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sheffield Historical Society, Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Route 7, Sheffield. 413-229-2694, sheffieldhistory.weebly.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *