Berkshire Calendar Oct. 16 to 22

A taste of honey on Sheep Hill? Tuvan throat singing at Bennington College? A dancing wing chair at WCMA? Mid-October comes in golden and gentle with a whimsical rnage of events in the Berkshire Calendar Oct. 16 to 22, from the annual FilmColumbia festival all week in Chatham, N.Y. to comedy and Pride Week celebrations and a 25th birthday party for the Berkshire Humane Society …

 

Monday Oct. 16

 

Books and Writers

Arrowhead — Allison Larkin, 6 p.m. Actor, comedian and author of Fairy Tales of the Fiercer Sex’ speaks about her own work. 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 413-443-1793, mobydick.org

 

Conversations

Bennington College — SCT Colloquium: The Hidden Developmental State in the United States, 7 p.m. with Fred Block, political and economic sociologist at UC Davis. 1 College drive, Bennington, Vt. 802-447-4267, bennington.edu

 

 

Music

Bennington College — ALASH Concer​t, 7 p.m. The three musicians who make up Alash, Bady-Dorzhu Ondar, Ayan-ool Sam and Ayan Shirizhik, have won numerous international awards in Tuvan throat singing, a technique which allows vocalists to sing multiple pitches at one time. VAPA Greenwall Auditorium. 1 College drive, Bennington, Vt. 802-447-4267, bennington.edu

 

Tuesday Oct. 17

 

Art

Clark Art Insitute — Agnes Lugo-Ortiz: Slave Portraiture, 5:30 p.m. Slave Portraiture at the Thresholds of Emancipation (A Caribbean Meditation), a talk with associate professor of Latin American and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures at the University of Chicago. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303; clarkart.edu

Marble House Project — Artseed: Artists in residence Charlie Watts and Ileana Tejada present their work, 6 p.m. 1161 West Road, Dorset, Vt. marblehouseproject.org

Williams College Museum of Art — Barbara Takenaga Close Look Tour:artists Barbara Takenaga and Tom Burckhardt discuss abstraction, painting, and geometry, 4 p.m., free. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown. wcmawilliams.edu

 

Music

Williams College — Rebecca Penneys, piano, 8 p.m. Pianist Rebecca Penneys, recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral soloist. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, off Route 2, Williamstown music.williams.edu

 

Wednesday Oct. 18

 

Art

Clark Art Institute — Gentle yoga with Mary Edgerton of Night Sky Yoga, four-part class or drop-in: focuses on a work in the Clark’s collection to explore visualization techniques and meditation, reducing stress and encouraging a greater sense of peaceful well-being.  225 South Street in Williamstown, 413 458 2303, clarkart.edu

 

Conversations

Manchester Community Library — Daytime screening of First Wednesdays talk Building Monticello: Jefferson died so deeply in debt that the house and contents were auctioned off. Dartmouth College senior lecturer Marlene Heck explains the lifelong project Jefferson called his “essay in architecture.” 2 p.m., free. Also Myth Breakers: Recognize the Stories You Tell Yourself, 6:30 p.m. with Marcy Buckner, MSW, LICSW. 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester, Vt. 802-362-2607, mclvt.org

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts — Hardman Lecture with Byron Pitts, 7 p.m.  A journalist and author working for ABC News, he has served as a chief national correspondent for The CBS Evening News and a contributor to the newsmagazine 60 Minutes. He has covered the September 11, 2001 attacks and Iraq. Church Street Center, North Adams. mcla.edu

Williams College — Abolitionist Hope Amid Ecological Racism and the Necropolitics of Punishment, 6:30 p.m. talk on prison abolition with Elías Ortega-Aponte, Associate Professor of Afro-Latina/o Religions and Cultural Studies at Drew University. Hollander Hall 158 85, Mission Park Drive, Williamstown. williams.edu

 

Outdoors

Mass Audubon — Evening at the Beaver Ponds 5 p.m. Gentle walk to the pond and beaver lodge to look for beavers and other wildlife. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox. 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Gaslight, the classic story of a man slowly driving his wife toward insanity by sowing seeds of doubt, memory loss and misperceptions, 7 p.m. 30 Union St., Pittsfield. 413-236-8888; barringtonstageco.org

 

Thursday Oct. 19

 

Conversations

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires — “What Makes Jewish Humor…Humorous?” with Rabbi Jon Haddon of Congregation Beth David in Amenia, N.Y., 10:45 a.m., free. Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road in Pittsfield. 413-442-4360, ext. 10.

Williams College — DC Brown Bag Lecturette with Dr. VaNatta Ford, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, on LouWEEZYana: Lil Wayne, Colorism and New Orleans, recent developments in research on colorism in the South and in the media. Noon to 1 p.m., lunch provided. Hardy House Lounge, cd11@williams.edu. Effects of Copyrights on Science with Petra Moser, Associate Professor of Economics at NYU Stern, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars seminar Williamstown, 4 p.m. Griffin Hall 6, Route 2, Williamstown. williams.edu

Williams College forum — The Impact of Technology Nationally and in the Liberal Arts, moderated conversation with Farhad Manjoo, State of the Art Columnist for the New York Times and Nick Carr, journalist, author and well-renowned critic of technology. The forum will examine the ways in which technology impacts the academic world of liberal arts and the nation as a whole. Moderated by James Nolan, Washington Gladden 1859 Professor of Sociology. Free. 7 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center. Route 2, Williamstown. williams.edu

 

Halloween

The Mount — Literary Roundtable 3:30 p.m. talk on An Agony of Terror: Why do we love ghost stories? Why did Wharton write ghost stories? 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. 413-551-5100, edithwharton.org

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Gaslight, the classic story of a man slowly driving his wife toward insanity by sowing seeds of doubt, memory loss and misperceptions, 7 p.m. 30 Union St., Pittsfield. 413-236-8888; barringtonstageco.org

Berkshire Theatre Group — Lost Lake, 7 p.m. Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner David Auburn, follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives. Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., 413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org

Comedy Garage — Morgan Miller, 7:30 p.m. New York based comedian performs stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy. Berkshire Theatre Group, Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. 413-997-4444; berkshiretheatregroup.org

Williams College Museum of Art What’s the difference between theatre and performance art? When do objects act better than actors? Why is Kendall Jenner imitating Yoko Ono? A People’s History of Performance Art, live series stages iconic photographs of performance artworks as tableaux vivants, turning actors into objects. 7:30 p.m. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown. wcmawilliams.edu

 

Friday Oct. 20

 

Books and Writers

The Bookstore — A Short Border Handbook: A Journey Through the Immigrant’s Labyrinth by Gazmend Kapllani, translated by Anne-Marie Stanton-Ife: An exploration of immigration from an Albanian who grew up in a totalitarian madhouse, longing for Greece, only to find more absurdities on his arrival. 5:30 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox. 413-637-3390, bookstoreinlenox.com

 

Conversations

Williams College — U.S. Colombianx Symposium: 10% of the Colombian population lives outside of Colombia, the conditions, lives, and cultures of diasporic Colombians have captured the attention of Colombia-based and U.S.-based scholars. Talks on diasporic and graphic novels, U.S. empire, queer ballroom performance, urban studies, media studies, Chicana feminism and more, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. All welcome. Route 2, Williamstown. williams.edu

 

Film

FilmColumbia 2017 — 18th annual celebration through Oct. 29. Diary of a Mad Housewife by Frank and Eleanor Perry wigh Carrie Snodgress and Frank Langella, 4:30 p.m.; Starting out in the Egening, Frank Langella plays a writer of the old school, 7:30 p.m. Shorts, animation and more. Crandell Theatre and Morriss Memorial in Chatham, N.Y. filmcolumbia.org

 

Halloween

The Mount — Ghost tour of the most haunted parts of the estate, 5:45 and 7 p.m. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. 413-551-5100, edithwharton.org

Naumkeag — Haunted House 7 to 9 p.m.: The ghost of the Choate’s gardener has set a course through the Carriage House. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-3239, ext. 3013; thetrustees.org

 

Music

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Concert for the Ali Forney Center: In Celebration of Pride Week, a benefit to support the largest agency dedicated to LGBTQ+ homeless youths in the country, providing LGBTQ+ young people housing and a continuum of supportive services to help them thrive and prepare them for independent living. 6 p.m. Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. simons-rock.edu

Dream Away Lodge — Live acoustic folk music, Namoli Brennet, 8 p.m. 1342 County Road, Becket. 413-623-8725, thedreamawaylodge.com

Mass MoCA — Book of Travelers, 8 p.m. Brooklyn composer Gabriel Kahane will stage an intimate new song cycle, solo at the piano, based on his recent two-week Amtrak journey around the country. 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. 413-662-2111, massmoca.org

Sounds and Tones Records — Berkshire indie-folk band House Sparrow (Francesca Olsen and Joe Aidonidis) will hold an official release show for their new LP, Eat Honey, Taste Mud, with Southern Berkshire’s The Chain Letter, Pennsylvania space rockers Ruckzuck and modern punk band Bit Lip at MCLA Design Lab. Doors at 7 p.m., and music starts at 8. 49 Main St., North Adams. soundsandtonesrecords.com

Williams College — Jacqueline DeVoe, flutist who performs regularly with Emmanuel Music, Cantata Singers, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Boston Ballet, Symphony New Hampshire and other ensembles, Artist Associate in Flute at Williams College and faculty at New England Conservatory Prep School for 24 years, 8 p.m. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Route 2, Williamstown. music.williams.edu

 

Outdoors

Williams College — Motions of the planets, phases of the moon, the temperatures and colors of stars, neighboring galaxies, myths and constellations, the Southern Hemisphere’s sky, comets … A fall planetarium show explores the night sky in a  8 p.m. Astronomy students will host free shows for the public on Fridays through Dec. 1 with the the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector. Milham Planetarium in the Old Hopkins Observatory, Route 2, Williamstown. 413-597-2188, mcr4@williams.edu

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Gaslight, the classic story of a man slowly driving his wife toward insanity by sowing seeds of doubt, memory loss and misperceptions, 8 p.m. 30 Union St., Pittsfield. 413-236-8888; barringtonstageco.org

Berkshire Theatre Group — Lost Lake, 7 p.m. Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner David Auburn, follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives. Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., 413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org

Hubbard Hall — CCS Drama Club and HH Youth Chorale Fall Cabaret, 7 p.m., an evening of choral harmony, fully staged group numbers, and plenty of solos and duets. 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 518-677-2495, hubbardhall.org

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts — Passing Strange, 8 p.m., an autobiographical story from Stew of Stew and The Negro Problem, with music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald. A young black man from Los Angeles who feels like a foreigner in his own country leaves behind his middle class, church-ruled upbringing and travels to Europe in search of his artistic and personal identity, or what he calls “the real.” Venable Hall, 375 Church Street, North Adams

Town Players of Pittsfield — Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, 8 p.m. Let’s do the Time Warp again! Just in time for Halloween, this kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi musical is a live experience, audience participation encouraged. Boland Theater at Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield. townplayers.org

WAM Theatre — The Last Wife, Kate Hennig’s contemporary take on Katherine Parr, final partner of Henry VIII. 7:30 p.m. Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. wamtheatre.com

Williams College Museum of Art — What’s the difference between theatre and performance art? When do objects act better than actors? Why is Kendall Jenner imitating Yoko Ono? A People’s History of Performance Art, live series stages iconic photographs of performance artworks as tableaux vivants, turning actors into objects. 7:30 p.m. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown. wcmawilliams.edu

 

Saturday Oct. 21

 

Art

IS183 — Paint Fast, Bold and Loose with Patti Mollica, learn how to loosen up and apply paint in a gestural manner, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-5252, is183.org

Marble House Project — Farm to Table Dinner with Chef in residence Sung Kim, 6 p.m. 1161 West Road, Dorset, Vt. marblehouseproject.org

Williams College Museum of Art — Clifford Owens: Your Head is Attached to Your Body, family talk 3 p.m. with artist, writer, and curator influenced by performance art practices of the 1960s, known for live and photographic works that center on the body. His work often asks audiences to manipulate, move, dress, touch or otherwise engage directly with his body, resulting in spontaneous actions. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown. wcmawilliams.edu

 

Conversations

The Bookstore — Elizabeth Elliott reads from Climate Change And Nature: While Choice Is Ours, her sixth book of poetry, 6 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox. 413-637-3390, bookstoreinlenox.com

Williams College — U.S. Colombianx Symposium: 10% of the Colombian population lives outside of Colombia, the conditions, lives, and cultures of diasporic Colombians have captured the attention of Colombia-based and U.S.-based scholars. Talks on diasporic and graphic novels, U.S. empire, queer ballroom performance, urban studies, media studies, Chicana feminism and more, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. All welcome. Route 2, Williamstown. williams.edu

 

Dance

Lenox Contradance — Live music by ContraPositive with Joe DePaolo percussion, Matthew Christian fiddle, mandolin,flute, whistle, Highland pipes, and Matt Diaz guitar, bouzouki, flute. Calling by Quena Crain, 7:45 intro session, dancing 8 to 11 p.m., beginners warmly welcomed, no partner or experience needed. Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox. 413-528-4007, lenoxcontradance.org

 

Film

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Girl Rising: A film that sparked a movement, the stories of nine girls living in the developing world, 6 p.m. Christina Lowry, Girl Rising CEO, and Marah Koprowski, event sponsor, will talk about the film and how it sparked a successful media-for-social-change project. Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. 413-528-7400, simons-rock.edu

FilmColumbia 2017 — 18th annual celebration through Oct. 29. Dracula with Frank Langella at noon, Fost / Nixon shows Langella in the presidential role at 2:30 p.m. Shorts, animation and more. Crandell Theatre and Morriss Memorial in Chatham, N.Y. filmcolumbia.org

 

Halloween

Fall Foliage Train Rides — Berkshire Scenic Railway narrated rides on the Hoosac Valley Line, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3 p.m. Spirited Train Ride with sychic-medium Julie MacDonald, 5:30 p.m. Departing from 98 Crowley St. North Adams. 413-637-2210, HoosacValleyTrainRide.com

Naumkeag — Haunted House 7 to 9 p.m.: The ghost of the Choate’s gardener has set a course through the Carriage House. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-3239, ext. 3013; thetrustees.org

 

Music

Close Encounters with Music —  The Titans: Schumann and Brahms Piano Quintets, 6 p.m. Brahms’s Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 paired with Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet, first work to combine piano and the string quartet. Soyeon Kate Lee, piano; Irina Muresanu and Peter Zazofsky, violin; Michael Strauss, viola; Yehuda Hanani, cello. Mahaiwe Performing Arts center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. 413-854-9609, mahaiwe.org

Dewey Hall — Music in Common: The Universal Set 50th anniversary show and benefit for Dewey Hall and Music in Common, 7 p.m. 91 Main St., Sheffield. 413-229-2357, deweyhall.org

Dream Away Lodge — Live acoustic folk music, Dr. Gasp, 8 p.m. 1342 County Road, Becket. 413-623-8725, thedreamawaylodge.com

Leaf Peeper Concert — Breathtaking Baroque: Annual Newell Jenkins program including Handel Quartet for flute, oboe, bassoon and harpsichord; Philipp Friedrich Böddecker’s Sonata Sopra La Monica for bassoon and harpsichord; Georg Philipp Telemann Sonata in c minor for flute, oboe and continuo; Jean Baptiste Loeillet’s Sonata in F major for flute, oboe, with bassoon and harpsichord; JS Bach, Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D; Telemann Quartet in d minor for flute, oboe, bassoon and harpsichord, 5 pm. Saint James Place, 352 Main St., Great Barrington. leafpeeperconcerts.org

Spencertown Academy — Concert Series presents Bend the Knotted Oak Chamber Music (BKO) at 7:30 p.m. in Music that Dances with violinist Mitsuko Suzuki and BKO’s pianist/artistic director Uel Wade: Tchaikovsky’s Scherzo-Valse, Wieniawski’s Capriccio-Valse, and Miletic’s Danse for Solo Violin, Shostakovich’s Polka, Ravel’s Habanera, Piazzolla’s Tanguano and a Chopin Mazurka, Ragtime, polka, barn dance, Spanish dance and African Dance and Fiddle-de-Bop by local pianist/arranger/composer Lincoln Mayorga. Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y. spencertownacademy.org, 518-392-3693

 

Outdoors

Mass Audubon — Birding the Berkshires: Fall Migrant Waterfowl, 7 to 11 a.m. Spend the morning visiting several Berkshire Lakes in search of migrating waterfowl. Stop at Bartlett’s Apple Orchard for hot cider and donuts along the route. Travel by Mass Audubon van or carpool between sites. Minimal hiking involved. Bring a scope or binoculars, and snacks. Heads to Berkshire Lakes, Various Towns. Pleasant Valley Volunteer Day 12:30 to 4 p.m. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox. 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

Notchview — Megatransect, 9 a.m. Hike across the property and learn about its history. Route 9, Windsor. 413-532-1631, ext. 3110, thetrustees.org

Williamstown Rural Lands — A Taste of Honey, 4 to 6 p.m. Join Bees Across Massachusetts’ Russ Wilson for a honey tasting at Sheep Hill. 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown. 413-458-2494, wrlf.org

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Gaslight, the classic story of a man slowly driving his wife toward insanity by sowing seeds of doubt, memory loss and misperceptions, 8 p.m. 30 Union St., Pittsfield. 413-236-8888; barringtonstageco.org

Berkshire Theatre Group — Lost Lake, 2 and 7 p.m. Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner David Auburn, follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives. Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., 413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org

Colonial Theatre — Janeane Garofalo, 8 p.m. Emmy Award-nominated actor, comedian and SNL alum known for films like The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Mystery Men, The Cable Guy and more, and an outspoken activist and spoken word performer known around the world. Berkshire Theatre Group, 111 South St., Pittsfield. 413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org

Hubbard Hall — CCS Drama Club and HH Youth Chorale Fall Cabaret, 7 p.m., an evening of choral harmony, fully staged group numbers, and plenty of solos and duets. 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 518-677-2495, hubbardhall.org

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts — Passing Strange, 8 p.m., an autobiographical story from Stew of Stew and The Negro Problem, with music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald. A young black man from Los Angeles who feels like a foreigner in his own country leaves behind his middle class, church-ruled upbringing and travels to Europe in search of his artistic and personal identity, or what he calls “the real.” Panel with the artists, students, faculty, as well as experts on race relations in America to follow. Venable Hall, 375 Church Street, North Adams

Town Players of Pittsfield — Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, 8 p.m. Let’s do the Time Warp again! Just in time for Halloween, this kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi musical is a live experience, audience participation encouraged. Boland Theater at Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield. townplayers.org

WAM Theatre — The Last Wife, Kate Hennig’s contemporary take on Katherine Parr, final partner of Henry VIII. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. wamtheatre.com

Williams College Museum of Art — What’s the difference between theatre and performance art? When do objects act better than actors? Why is Kendall Jenner imitating Yoko Ono? A People’s History of Performance Art, live series stages iconic photographs of performance artworks as tableaux vivants, turning actors into objects. 7:30 p.m. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown. wcmawilliams.edu

 

Sunday Oct. 22

 

Art

IS183 — Paint Fast, Bold and Loose with Patti Mollica, learn how to loosen up and apply paint in a gestural manner, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-5252, is183.org

 

Community

Berkshire Humane Society — 25th Birthday Bash Benefit noon to 3 p.m., celebration hosted by Pet Connection’s Steve Caporizzo with brunch, silent auction and presentation. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. 413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org

Stockbridge Library — Second annual Family Fun 5K, 9 a.m. Runners and walkers will assemble at the corner of Main and Elm Streets, and follow a route that traverses Church Street, North Church Street, Old Meeting House Road, Vine Street, Main Street, ending at the Stockbridge Town Offices. Activities for children in the park. All ages are welcome. Stockbridge. 413-298-5501, stockbridgelibrary.org

 

Dance

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Le Corsair, 1 p.m. In a Turkish market, a pirate falls in love with the ward of a slave merchant. Inspired by Byron’s epic poem. Talk by Jacob’s Pillow scholar at 12:40 p.m. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. 413-854-9609, mahaiwe.org

 

Film

FilmColumbia 2017 — 18th annual celebration through Oct. 29. The Square,winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year with actress Elisabeth Moss, 3 p.m., and Suburbicon, directed by George Clooney and starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore, 8 p.m. Shorts, animation and more. Crandell Theatre and Morriss Memorial in Chatham, N.Y. filmcolumbia.org

 

History

Fall Foliage Train Rides — Berkshire Scenic Railway narrated rides on the Hoosac Valley Line, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3 p.m. Departing from 98 Crowley St. North Adams. 413-637-2210, HoosacValleyTrainRide.com

The Mount — Backstairs Tour 10:30 a.m., Learn about the daily routines of the men and women who ran The Mount. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. 413-551-5100, edithwharton.org

 

Music

Dream Away Lodge — Live acoustic folk music, Moonshine Holler, 8 p.m. 1342 County Road, Becket. 413-623-8725, thedreamawaylodge.com

Oldcastle Theatre — A Colonial Gathering celebrating Bennington’s 10 years of settlement, with musicians and actors in the regiuon including Bennington College faculty members Allen Shawn, Yoshiko Sato, Kaori Washiyama, Nathanial Parke, John Kirk and Trish Miller in multi-disciplinary performances recalling the settlers who arrived in 1761, built a church around what eventually became the Bennington Monument and decided to a have a celebration giving thanks. Mozart, Hayden, Boccherini and traditional contemporary reels, gigues and other dances. 2 p.m. 331 Main St. 802-447-0564, oldcastletheatre.org

 

Outdoors

Mass Audubon — Discovering Historic Kennedy Park, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Jan Chague, Lenox Historical Society, speaks on secrets of Kennedy Park, the people who traversed the land and the Aspinwall Hotel. Free. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox. massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Gaslight, the classic story of a man slowly driving his wife toward insanity by sowing seeds of doubt, memory loss and misperceptions, 3 p.m. 30 Union St., Pittsfield. 413-236-8888; barringtonstageco.org

Berkshire Theatre Group — Lost Lake, 7 p.m. Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner David Auburn, follows the story of Veronica and Hogan, imperfect strangers tangled up in each other’s lives. Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., 413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts — Passing Strange, 2 p.m., an autobiographical story from Stew of Stew and The Negro Problem, with music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald. A young black man from Los Angeles who feels like a foreigner in his own country leaves behind his middle class, church-ruled upbringing and travels to Europe in search of his artistic and personal identity, or what he calls “the real.” Critical response session at 6 p.m. Venable Hall, 375 Church Street, North Adams

Town Players of Pittsfield — Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, 6 p.m. Let’s do the Time Warp again! Just in time for Halloween, this kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi musical is a live experience, audience participation encouraged. Boland Theater at Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield. townplayers.org

WAM Theatre — The Last Wife, Kate Hennig’s contemporary take on Katherine Parr, final partner of Henry VIII. 2 p.m. Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. wamtheatre.com

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