Berkshire calendar Feb. 20 to 26

The 10×10 Festival runs through the Berkshire calendar Feb. 20 to 26, with dance and one-act plays, comedy and photography, spoken word and jazz. Winter fireworks will mark the final weekend of the festival on Saturday. (Photo by Keith Perry, courtesy of Pittsfield Cultural Council)

 

Monday Feb. 20

 

10×10 Festival

Berkshire Theatre Group — Danny Dollar, family theater production about a kid who aspires to be a millionaire … but his ideas have unexpected results. 11 a.m., Berkshire Museum. 10 Days of Play 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield. 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

WordxWord — 10 fresh, brave new voices in a fast paced program of poetry/spoken word with guest curators Doni Smith, Jadesola James, and Sage. Free. May contain content appropriate for mature audiences. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

 

Conversations

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires — Social worker Susan Dawdy, Share Our Wisdom/Harvest Our Lives, a group facilitation about aging, 10:45 a.m., free. Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. 413-442-4360, ext. 10. Kosher lunch at noon, 41-442-2200. jewishberkshires.org

 

Family

Clark Art Institute — Presidents Day Celebration, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Colonial silver in the newly opened Henry Morris and Elizabeth H. Burrows Gallery, talks at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Open studio 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., metallic artmaking activities, colonial silver with master silversmith Steve Smithers, American fife and drum in the auditorium at noon and 3 p.m. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

IS183 — Art vacation activities, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mixed-media exploration of winter with luminaries, colored ice globes, clay construction, watercolor resist painting, growing crystal snowflakes and faux snow. Citizen’s Hall, 13 Willard Hill Road, off Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-5252, is183.org

Norman Rockwell Museum — Norman Rockwell Meets the Presidents, 2 p.m. As a famous illustrator, Norman Rockwell was called upon to paint the most prominent world leaders of his time, both in the United States and abroad. Explore the artist’s presidential portraits and the stories behind them. Drop-in art activities 1 to 5 p.m. and demonstrations inspired The Architects of Saturday Morning: The Art of Hanna-Barbera, with illustrator/game designer Patrick O’Donnell. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-4100, nrm.org

 

Film

Berkshire Museum — Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Animation, Little Cinema, 7 p.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield. 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

Images Cinema — La Belle saison (Summertime), 7 p.m. Catherine Corsini’s film set in 1971 follows Delphine, the daughter of farmers, who moves to Paris looking for independence and meets Carole, a Parisian involved in the stirrings of the feminist movement. And their love turns their lives upside down. 50 Spring St., Williamstown. imagescinema.org, cfllc.williams.edu

Manchester Community Library — Oscars: Then and Now, Professor Emeritus Harvey Flaxman talk and screening of Oscar winning film Spotlight (2016), 6:30 p.m. 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center, Vt. 802-362-2607, mclvt.org

Shire City Sanctuary — Permaculture Movie Night 7 to 10 p.m. with Berkshire Earth Regenerators. “Ben Falk: 10 Years In A Cold Climate: Resilience & Regeneration. Principles in Practice” Ben Falk practices permaculture techniques in Mad River Valley, Vermont. Discussion to follow positive changes in communities by following the systems of the natural world 413-236-9600, shirecitysanctuary.com

 

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 Feb. 21

 

10×10 Festival

Berkshire Museum — Berkshire Theatre Group: Danny Dollar, family theater production about a kid who aspires to be a millionaire … but his ideas have unexpected results. 11 a.m., Berkshire Museum. 10 Days of Play 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

 

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.

 

Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — “Religious Liberty: Fundamental Right or Nuisance,” Albany Law School Professor Vincent Bonventre will discuss the status of religious liberty in the United States. 5:30 p.m. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Vt. 802-867-0111, greenmtnacademy.org

 

Family

Berkshire Athenaeum — Celebration of Culture, 1 p.m. Abigail Ifatola Jefferson presents a unique blend of story, dance, song, and rhythm, bringing to life traditional stories from around the globe. Free. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. 413 499-9480, pittsfieldlibrary.org

Berkshire Museum — Records and Burpee Zoo Show, meet live animalsand learn about their adaptations, how they survive in the wild, and the consequences of keeping wild animals as pets 1 p.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield. 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

IS183 — Art vacation activities, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mixed-media exploration of winter with luminaries, colored ice globes, clay construction, watercolor resist painting, growing crystal snowflakes and faux snow. Citizen’s Hall, 13 Willard Hill Road, off Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-5252, is183.org

Norman Rockwell Museum — Drop-in art activities 1 to 4 p.m. and demonstrations inspired The Architects of Saturday Morning: The Art of Hanna-Barbera, with illustrator/game designer Patrick O’Donnell. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-4100, nrm.org

Notchview — Vacation Ski and Outdoor Adventures, 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Kids learn to ski cross-country on the trails, with lunch and outdoor exploration of the woods or indoor arts and crafts. Route 9, Windsor. 413-628-4485, thetrustees.org

Williamstown Rural Lands — Outdoor vacation weeklong program: Explore different habitats, conduct winter science experiments, hike or sled, make seasonal crafts projects, bake and more, 1 to 4 p.m. 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown. 413-458-2494, wrlf.org

 

Music

Parlor Room — Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, 7 p.m. Riley, of Mamou Louisiana, a widely acknowledged master of the Cajun accordion. 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 413-923-2800, signaturesoundspresents.com

Williams College — Ben Verdery, guitar, artistic director of 92nd Street Y’s Art of the Guitar series since 2006, chair of the guitar department at the Yale University School of Music and artistic director of the bi-annual Yale Guitar Extravaganza since 1985, free master class, 4:15 p.m. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, off Route 2, Williamstown. music.williams.edu

 

Wednesday Feb. 22

 

10×10 Festival

Berkshire Museum — Berkshire Theatre Group: Danny Dollar, family theater production about a kid who aspires to be a millionaire … but his ideas have unexpected results. 11 a.m., Berkshire Museum. 10 Days of Play 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

10X10 Yoga — Explore 10 poses to relieve stress. All levels welcome. Noon to 1 p.m., Free. Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness. discoverpittsfield.com

 

Conversations

MCLA Black History Month — Women’s Center Wednesday Discussions: Special Black History Month Theme, 3 p.m. in the MCLA Women’s Center. Black History Month events through February. Church Street, North Adams. mcla.edu

 

Family

Berkshire Athenaeum — Children’s Movie: Finding Dory, 3 p.m. with drinks and snacks. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. 413-499-9480, pittsfieldlibrary.org

IS183 — Art vacation activities, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mixed-media exploration of winter with luminaries, colored ice globes, clay construction, watercolor resist painting, growing crystal snowflakes and faux snow. #SmashTheMasters, 1 to 5 p.m, vacation week workshops experiment with Xerox lithography, cut paper, installation, and sculptural approaches to create unique pieces of art that break the mold. Citizen’s Hall, 13 Willard Hill Road, off Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-5252, is183.org

Norman Rockwell Museum — Drop-in art activities 1 to 4 p.m. and demonstrations inspired The Architects of Saturday Morning: The Art of Hanna-Barbera, with illustrator/game designer Patrick O’Donnell. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-4100, nrm.org

Notchview — Vacation Ski and Outdoor Adventures, 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Kids learn to ski cross-country on the trails, with lunch and outdoor exploration of the woods or indoor arts and crafts. Route 9, Windsor. 413-628-4485, thetrustees.org

One World Conservation Center — Movement and Mindfulness in Nature, vacation week activities: Walk, observe, stretch, meditate, and reflect; brown bag lunch and talk with new friends, 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 413 Route 7 South, Bennington, Vt. oneworldconservationcenter.org

Williamstown Rural Lands — Outdoor vacation weeklong program: Explore different habitats, conduct winter science experiments, hike or sled, make seasonal crafts projects, bake and more, 1 to 4 p.m. 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown. 413-458-2494, wrlf.org

 

Film

Clark Art Institute — From Up On Poppy Hill, 6 p.m. Goro Miyazaki’s post-war film explores a friendship between high-school students Umi and Shun — but a buried secret from their past threatens to pull them apart. Free Anime Wednesdays film series. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

 

Music

Pearl Street — TroyBoi – The Mantra Tour 8 p.m., Ekali, Morillo, South East London multi-talented musician and up-and-coming producer fuses genres 10 Pearl St., Northampton. 413-586-8686, iheg.com

Williams College — Ben Verdery, guitar, 8 p.m. Artistic director of 92nd Street Y’s Art of the Guitar series since 2006, chair of the guitar department at the Yale University School of Music and artistic director of the bi-annual Yale Guitar Extravaganza since 1985, Free. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, off Route 2, Williamstown music.williams.edu

 

Thursday Feb. 23

 

10×10 Festival

Barrington Stage Company — 10×10 New Play Festival, 7:30 p.m. Sixth annual performance of 10 short plays. St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield.  413-236-8888, barringtonstageco.org

Berkshire Art Association — Real Art Party (RAP), 6 p.m. Artists from the Berkshires and beyond contribute 10×10 inch original artwork for a 7 p.m. drawing. Free entrance, $25 art ticket. PechaKucha Night 8:20 p.m., evening of presentations and conversations. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

Berkshire Museum — Berkshire Theatre Group: Danny Dollar, family theater production about a kid who aspires to be a millionaire … but his ideas have unexpected results. 11 a.m., Berkshire Museum. 10 Days of Play 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

 

Books and Writers

The Bookloft — Poetry Night, 6 p.m. Bring original work or share a favorite writer, poetry, spoken word, short fiction or nonfiction. Monthly on last Thursdays. 332 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington. thebookloft.com

 

Community

Berkshire Athenaeum — Share Your Story: Berkshire Immigrant Stories Project, 6 p.m. Berkshire Community College, Mass Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities are gathering stories of recent local immigrants (1965 and later) and their children and grandchildren through an online exhibit and archive called “Your Story, Our Story,” developed by the Tenement Museum of New York. Workshop free and open to all. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. 413-499-9480, pittsfieldlibrary.org

Green Mountain Academy — “The Phenomenon and Experience of Fear”, Melanie Curtis, a Life Coach and Professional Skydiver, 5:30 p.m. Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester Vt. 802-867-0111, greenmtnacademy.org

 

Conversations

Bennington College — Investigating and Addressing Human Health Threats From PFOA in Drinking Water: Attorney Rob Bilott speaks about his groundbreaking engagements with PFOA contamination, 7 p.m. 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires — FDR and the MS St. Louis, 10:45 a.m., free. Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. 413-442-4360, ext. 10. Kosher lunch at noon, 41-442-2200. jewishberkshires.org

Williams College — Jacqueline Hidalgo, Associate Professor of Latina/o and Religion will present “Our Book of Revelation . . . Is Serpentine and Regenerative:  Rethinking ‘Scriptures’ After the Chicano Movement. Faculty Lecture Series, 4:15 p.m. Thompson Chemistry, Wege Auditorium. Did Parental Involvement Laws Grow Teeth? The Effect of State Restrictions on Minors’ Access to Abortion, Caitlin Knowles Myers, associate professor at Middlebury College, 4 p.m. Griffin Hall, 6 844 Main St., Wiliamstown. williams.edu

 

Family

Berkshire Museum — Instrument Petting Zoo with the Berkshire Music School to see, play, and listen to the instruments, 2 to 3 p.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield. 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

IS183 — Art vacation activities, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mixed-media exploration of winter with luminaries, colored ice globes, clay construction, watercolor resist painting, growing crystal snowflakes and faux snow. #SmashTheMasters, 1 to 5 p.m, vacation week workshops experiment with Xerox lithography, cut paper, installation, and sculptural approaches to create unique pieces of art that break the mold. Citizen’s Hall, 13 Willard Hill Road, off Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-5252, is183.org

Norman Rockwell Museum — Drop-in art activities 1 to 4 p.m. and demonstrations inspired The Architects of Saturday Morning: The Art of Hanna-Barbera, with illustrator/game designer Patrick O’Donnell. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-4100, nrm.org

Notchview — Vacation Ski and Outdoor Adventures, 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Kids learn to ski cross-country on the trails, with lunch and outdoor exploration of the woods or indoor arts and crafts. Route 9, Windsor. 413-628-4485, thetrustees.org

Williamstown Rural Lands — Outdoor vacation weeklong program: Explore different habitats, conduct winter science experiments, hike or sled, make seasonal crafts projects, bake and more, 1 to 4 p.m. 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown. 413-458-2494, wrlf.org

 

Film

Mass MoCA — Everybody Knows … Elizabeth Murray, 7:30 p.m. A determined single mom with nothing but guts and talent, the visionary American artist Elizabeth Murray broke through notorious art world barriers to become one of the outstanding painters of our time. 87 Marshall St., North Adams. 413-662-2111, massmoca.org

MCLA — Global Film Series: Ava De Vernay’s “13th” followed by a discussion, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Murdock 218. Church Street, North Adams. mcla.edu

Oldcastle Theatre — Film Series: MASH is a 1970 American satirical black comedy war film: unit of medical personnel stationed at a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital during the Korean War. 7 p.m. 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt. bennington.com

 

Music

Berkshire Theatre group — On The Stage Series: Jeffrey Foucault, 7:30 p.m. American songwriter and record producer from solo country-blues troubadour to frontman for a six-piece rock ‘n roll band. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. 413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

Friday Feb. 24

 

10×10 Festival

Barrington Stage Company — 10×10 New Play Festival, 7:30 p.m. Sixth annual performance of 10 short plays. St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield.  413-236-8888, barringtonstageco.org

Jacob’s Pillow Dance — Danza Orgánica, a Boston-based Contemporary Dance Theater Company directed by choreographer Marsha Parrilla, leads a Dance for Social Justice Movement Workshop 4 p.m.(youth, teens, and adults; all levels, space is limited), talk and performance 6 p.m. from her work Running in Stillness. Free and all welcome. Boys & Girls Club, 16 Melville St., Pittsfield. jacobspillow.org, bgcberkshires.org

 

Conversations

The Log — Log Lunch: Ending Racism in the Food System, with Leah Penniman, Co-Director of Soul Fire Farm, noon. 78 Spring St., Williamstown. thelog.williams.edu

MCLA — Campus Conversation on Race, 3 p.m., Campus Center’s Sullivan Lounge. Church Street, North Adams. mcla.edu

Williams College — The Human Library 2017, 1 to 4 p.m. Volunteers act as “books” that can be checked out by “readers” to talk about their lives. Paresky Center 39 Chapin Hall Drive.“A Firm of One’s Own: Experimental Evidence on Credit Constraints and Occupational Choice,” with Owen Ozier, economist in the World Bank’s Development Research Group, Human Development and Public Services Team. 4 p.m. Griffin Hall, 6 844 Main St., Wiliamstown. williams.edu

 

Dance

Williams College — Dance Dhamaka, 8 p.m. A night of Bollywood magic following an original coming-of-age story written by Dhamaka’s own dancers, about arriving at college, facing tough decisions, and pursuing your passion. Student choreographies and some of Bollywood’s most popular songs. Free. ’62 Center Main Stage, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. 413-597-2425, 62center.williams.edu

 

Family

IS183 — Art vacation activities, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mixed-media exploration of winter with luminaries, colored ice globes, clay construction, watercolor resist painting, growing crystal snowflakes and faux snow. #SmashTheMasters, 1 to 5 p.m, vacation week workshops experiment with Xerox lithography, cut paper, installation, and sculptural approaches to create unique pieces of art that break the mold. Citizen’s Hall, 13 Willard Hill Road, off Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-5252, is183.org

Norman Rockwell Museum — Drop-in art activities 1 to 4 p.m. and demonstrations inspired The Architects of Saturday Morning: The Art of Hanna-Barbera, with illustrator/game designer Patrick O’Donnell. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-4100, nrm.org

Notchview — Vacation Ski and Outdoor Adventures, 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Kids learn to ski cross-country on the trails, with lunch and outdoor exploration of the woods or indoor arts and crafts. Route 9, Windsor. 413-628-4485, thetrustees.org

Williamstown Rural Lands — Outdoor vacation weeklong program: Explore different habitats, conduct winter science experiments, hike or sled, make seasonal crafts projects, bake and more, 1 to 4 p.m. 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown. 413-458-2494, wrlf.org

 

Film

Berkshire Museum — Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action, Little Cinema, 7 p.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield. 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

 

Food

Northshire Bookstore — Chef Evan Mallet presents Black Trumpet: A Chef’s Journey Through Eight New England Seasons, 7 p.m. 4869 Main St., Manchester, Vt. 802-362-2200, northshire.com

 

Music

The Egg — KT Tunstall, 8 p.m. 1 Empire State Plaza, S Mall Arterial, Albany, N.Y. theegg.org

Iron Horse — The Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Steam Show and The Swinging Steaks, Iron Horse 38th Anniversary Shows, 7 p.m. 20 Center St., Northampton. iheg.com

Oldcastle Theatre — Matt Edwards and Buck2Fifty, pianist, singer teaching at MAUMS and Bennington College and native of southern Louisiana brings New Orleans rhythm and blues and down-home blues. 8 p.m. 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt. 802-447-0564, bennington.com

Troy Music Hall — The Bridge Jazz Festival 7:30 p.m. with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Eldar, presented by the Massry Center for the Arts, 30 2nd St., Troy, N.Y. 518-273-0038, troymusichall.org

Williams College — All-Night Marathon of Voices, 5:30 p.m. Sunset to sunrise event with vocalists and vocal groups from across the Williams community. Free. Thompson Memorial Chapel, Route 2, Williamstown. music.williams.edu

 

Outdoors

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

 

Saturday Feb. 25

 

10×10 Festival

Barrington Stage Company — 10×10 New Play Festival, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sixth annual performance of 10 short plays. St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield.  413-236-8888, barringtonstageco.org

Berkshire Athenaeum — Links for Literacy: Mini golf classic in the library 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. free. Through the Historic Lens: 10 Pittsfield Perspectives exhibit 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 9 to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, in collaboration with the Berkshire Historical Society. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Running Center — 1-10-mile run, 8 a.m. group run from any distance from 1 mile to 10 miles. All levels welcome. Free. Starts from 34 Depot St., Pittsfield.

10×10 Comedy Show — Local and regional comics and a headliner from New York City, an hour and a half of entertainment. 6:30 p.m. for dinner, Show at 8. Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, 444 North St., Pittsfield. discoverpittsfield.com

10 Flavors of Jazz — Matt DeChamplain Trio with vocalist Atla DeChamplain will perform 10 styles including New Orleans/traditional, swing, Brazilian/bossa nova, stride, Kansas City/blues, west coast/cool and contemporary. Dinner starting at 7:30 p.m., concert at 8. Flavours of Malaysia, McKay Street. BerkshiresJazz.org

10 Minutes of Fireworks — Free light display on the common, 5:45 to 6 p.m. Rain date Feb. 26. discoverpittsfield.com

WordxWord — 10×10 Invitational Poetry Slam, 7 p.m. with cabaret-style seating and cash bar. May contain content appropriate for mature audiences. Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., 413-443-0289, thewhit.org

 

Art

Shire City Sanctuary — Screen printing class, 9 a.m. to noon. Silkscreen basics, stencil cutting and more, and make a print to take home. 413-236-9600, shirecitysanctuary.com

Williams College Musueum of Art — Student Choice, roving tour of the museum with student gallery guides highlighting favorite works, bringing new perspectives from their diverse areas of study that include biology, theater, and art history, 11 a.m. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williams College, Williamstown. wcma.williams.edu

 

Books and Writing

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers — The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir: Looking for Love, 1:30 p.m. Writing workshop with monthly writing prompt, part of an ongoing series. South Berkshire Friends Meeting, 280 State Road, Great Barrington. berkshirewomenwriters.org

 

Conversations

Northshire Bookstore — Grace Initiative (The Initiative for Governance, Reconciliation, Agriculture and Coexistence) presentation on the G-77 Retreat in Vermont: A Discourse on the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy and Sustainable and Resilient Communities. 6 p.m. 4869 Main St., Manchester, Vt. 802-362-2200, northshire.com

Williams College — The Human Library 2017, 1 to 4 p.m. Volunteers act as “books” that can be checked out by “readers” to talk about their lives. Paresky Center 39 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown, williams.edu

 

Dance

Bennington College — Workshop in Chinese Classical Dance, ancient Chinese dances with opera dances and traditional martial arts, 1 p.m. 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Williams College — Dance Dhamaka, 8 p.m. A night of Bollywood magic following an original coming-of-age story written by Dhamaka’s own dancers, about arriving at college, facing tough decisions, and pursuing your passion. Student choreographies and some of Bollywood’s most popular songs. Free. ’62 Center Main Stage, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. 413-597-2425, 62center.williams.edu

 

Family

Norman Rockwell Museum — Drop-in art activities 1 to 4 p.m. and demonstrations inspired The Architects of Saturday Morning: The Art of Hanna-Barbera, with illustrator/game designer Patrick O’Donnell. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-4100, nrm.org

 

Film

Berkshire Museum — Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action, Little Cinema, 7 p.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield. 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

 

Music

The Academy of Music —  “Such A Night” Mardi Gras Musical Celebration – Feat: Dr. John, Charles Neville, & Soul Brass Band, 8 p.m. 274 Main st. Northampton, 413-584-9032, aomtheatre.com

Calvin Theatre — Gaelic Storm, from the steerage dance party below deck on the Titanic to the stages of the world, 8 p.m. 19 King St., Northampton. iheg.com

Clark Art Insitute — Rusalka by Antonin Dvorak, 12:55 p.m. The Met: Live in HD with Kristine Opolais in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, and Mary Zimmerman in Dvořák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. 225 South St., Williamstown, 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

Iron Horse — The Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Steam Show and The Swinging Steaks, Iron Horse 38th Anniversary Shows, 7 p.m. Shakedown-New England’s Grateful Dead Tribute Band, 10 p.m. 20 Center St., Northampton. iheg.com

The Linda — TWhiskey Treaty Roadshow, band bringing together five regional singer / songwriters and frontmen, 8 p.m. 339 Central Ave., Albany, N.Y. thelinda.org

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Rusalka by Antonin Dvorak, 1 p.m. The Met: Live in HD with Kristine Opolais in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, and Mary Zimmerman in Dvořák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. 413-528-0100, mahaiwe.org

Mass MoCA — Sam Cohen, 8 p.m. The former Apollo Sunshine and Yellowbirds frontman, guitarist and songwriter. 87 Marshall St., North Adams. 413-662-2111, massmoca.org

Parlor Room — Jeffrey Foucault, 7 p.m. Internationally touring singer / songwriter, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 413-923-2800, signaturesoundspresents.com

Vermont Art Exchange — The Prescription with Side Effects Horn Section, doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8. A local favorite dance party band with sounds from Michael Jackson and the Kinks to the B-52s, Earth Wind & Fire, the Beatles, Stevie Wonder and the Rolling Stones. Basement Music Series at Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt. 802-442-5549, vtartxchange.org

 

Outdoors

Canoe Meadows — Mass Audubon Wildlife CSI: Understanding Animal Tracks and Signs, 10 a.m. Guided walk looking for signs of animals. Snowshoes provided. Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

Mass Audubon — Kestrel and Wood Duck Nest Box Building, 1 p.m. Support wildlife in a hands-on workshop. 472 West Dugway Road, Lenox. 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

Notchview — Bread and Jam Classic 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., informal annual race series sponsored by the Berkshire Trail Nordic Ski Club. Route 9, Windsor. 413-628-4485, thetrustees.org

 

Sunday Feb. 26

10×10 Festival

Barrington Stage Company — 10×10 New Play Festival, 3 p.m. Sixth annual performance of 10 short plays. St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield.  413-236-8888, barringtonstageco.org

Dance 10 — Ten Berkshire dance groups showcase their talents, 3 p.m., Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield. barringtonstageco.org

 

Film

Berkshire Museum — Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action, Little Cinema, 7 p.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield. 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

Clark Art Insitute — Equinox Flower, 1:30 p.m. A father deals with the marriage of his daughter, and of the confrontation of family and tradition with a changing society. Free Sunday afternoon film series. Film in Japanese with English subtitles. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

 

Music

The Egg — Beth Hart, 8 p.m. 1 Empire State Plaza, S Mall Arterial, Albany, N.Y. theegg.org

Iron Horse — Rose Cousins and Lula Wiles, 7 p.m. 20 Center St., Northampton. iheg.com

Parlor Room — Parlor Session No. 4: Vermont trio Pete’s Posse, twin fiddles  over guitar and footwork, with Wingmen, 7 p.m. Hot soup and pie, and an all-comers’ jam. 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 413-923-2800, signaturesoundspresents.com

Troy Music Hall — Albany Pro Musica presents Winds of Love, brass and voice contest with the world-famous Canadian Brass, 7:30 p.m. 30 2nd St., Troy, N.Y. 518-273-0038, troymusichall.org

 

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Snowshoe Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Explore the trails (snowshoes available to rent) with hot chocolate in the visitors center. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 413-298-3239, thetrustees.org

Notchview — Winter wildlife tracking, 10 a.m. Join local naturalist John Body in looking for evidence of moose, bobcats, foxes, coyotes and more. Cocoa and wildlife photographs at the visitors center. Route 9, Windsor. 413-628-4485, thetrustees.org

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