Berkshire calendar Oct. 9 to 15

Live jazz, folk and chamber music are pulsing across the county. Jacob’s Pillow is launching their first fall dance party. Keith A. Wallace rides through North Philly in a solo theater work at Mass MoCA. Stew of Stew and the Negro Problem tells his story in a new musical at MCLA. … Fall is here, and in the Berkshire calendar Oct. 9 to 15 no one’s slowing down.

 

Monday Oct. 9

 

Art

Field Farm — Fall Foliage and Mid-Century Architecture Tour: The Folly at Field Farm, 1 p.m. Fall foliage walk around Field Farm followed by a tour of The Folly, a Modernist building with an organic design, original furniture and artwork purchased by the Bloedel family. Hear stories about the Bloedel’s and their fascinating art collection. Sloan Road (Off routes 7 and 43), Williamstown. 413-458-3135, thetrustees.org

 

Community

Chesterwood — Fall into Chesterwood 1 to 5 p.m. with pumpkin carving, music by Mamma’s Marmalade, a dance performance by Sayer Mansfield and Shawn Ahern (formerly of Pilobolus Dance Theater) at 2:30 p.m. sponsored by Berkshire Pulse, and a presentation about local songbirds by Arlene Kiesler at 3 p.m. Apple cider and cider donuts, picnics welcome, a guided hike at 1:30 and 4 p.m. on the Ledges Trail. 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-3579, chesterwood.org

 

Music

Bennington College — Taiko Japanese Drum Performance by Stuart Paton of the Burlington Taiko Group, Burlington, Vt., 7 p.m. Deane Carriage Barn, 1 College drive, Bennington, Vt. 802-447-4267, bennington.edu

Pittsfield CityJazz Festival — Jazz crawl concerts nightly through downtown Pittsfield. Full schedule berkshiresjazz.org

 

Tuesday Oct. 10

 

Art

Bennington College — Media artist Alexandra Bell walks audiences through her process of radically re-editing the “New York Times” to disrupt media bias., 7 p.m. Bell is known for her Counternarratives project of supersized New York Times articles edited to reveal biases and assumptions about race and gender. Tishman Hall, 1 College drive, Bennington, Vt. 802-447-4267, bennington.edu

 

Conversations

Bennington College — Incarceration in America: Prison Education and Reform in Vermont, Public Policy Forums, 7 p.m. with Daniel Karpowitz, author of College in Prison: Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration; Richard Sears, Vermont State Senator; Maxine Grad, Vermont State Representative, and Lisa Menard, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Corrections, facilitated by CAPA director Susan Sgorbati and Vermont State Senator Brian Campion. 1 College drive, Bennington, Vt. 802-447-4267, bennington.edu

 

Music

Pittsfield CityJazz Festival — Jazz crawl concerts nightly through downtown Pittsfield.

Full schedule berkshiresjazz.org

 

Theater

Oldcastle Theater — Actor, director, vocalist professor Amy Hayes will present a one evening workshop in delivering Shakespearian monologues, 7 p.m. Oldcastle Theatre Company, 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt. oldcastletheatre.org

 

Wednesday Oct. 11

 

Books and Writers

Bennington College — Melissa Febos, Literature faculty candidate and author of the critically acclaimed memoir Whip Smart and the essay collection Abandon Me reads from her work, 7 p.m. Franklin, 1 College drive, Bennington, Vt. 802-447-4267, bennington.edu

Manchester Community Library — Brown Girl Dreaming, memoir by award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson of a young person finding her voice, book discussion of with Rob Hunter and Nancy Strain of the BBA English Department, 5:30 p.m. Vermont Reads event. 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester, Vt. 802-362-267, mclvt.org

 

Community

Vermont Shires Connector — Guest speakers unveil a new transportation shuttle, new bus service linking southwestern Vermont to rail service in New York’s Capital Region: ith stops in Manchester and Bennington, the bus brings riders to the Amtrak station in Rensselaer, N.Y., the Greyhound terminal in Albany and Albany International Airport. Ribbon cutting 12:30 p.m. at the Hampton Inn in Manchester, Vt. vttranslines.com

 

Conversations

Bennington College — Muhammad Haroon will discuss ​his work to develop an educational center for women and children in Surjanpur, Pakistan, 7 p.m. Davis Projects for Peace Showcase. 1 College drive, Bennington, Vt. 802-447-4267, bennington.edu

 

Film

Images Cinema — Beatriz at Dinner, 7 p.m. Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has built a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt is a self-satisfied billionaire … 50 Spring St., Williamstown. imagescinema.org

ITVFest — Showcasing new episodic series (TV shows), a worldwide community of television creators, executives, agents and fans responsible for discovering the best new television programs created on independent (non-network) budgets. Oct.11 to 15 in Manchester, Vt. itvfest.com

Manchester Community Library — The Greatest Generation Film Series presents Casablanca, a 1942 Oscar-winning romance/war drama: In December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover with unforeseen complications, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, 2 p.m. Free. 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester, Vt., 802-362-2607, mclvt.org

 

Music

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Norma: Met Opera live in HD, 1 p.m. Bellini’s bel canto tragedy. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. 413-854-9609, mahaiwe.org

Pittsfield CityJazz Festival — Jazz Prodigy Concert with Caelan Cardello, senior at Teaneck (New Jersey) High School. A remarkable pianist, he was a recommendation from our friends at Jazz House Kids, the after-school music program in Newark, 7 p.m. free at Berkshire Athenaeum. Jazz crawl concerts nightly through downtown Pittsfield. Full schedule berkshiresjazz.org

 

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

Berkshire Theatre Group — Red Green: I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe, 7 p.m. After 20 years on television from the Possum Lodge as the handyman who believes that “anything is possible if you use enough duct tape,” Red Green is back. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. 413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org

Oldcastle Theatre — Broadway Bound: Eugene and his brother Stanley are trying to break into the world of professional comedy writing while coping with their parents’ divorce. 7:30 p.m. Oldcastle Theatre Company, 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt. oldcastletheatre.org

 

Thursday Oct. 12

 

Art

MCLA Gallery 51 — Setsuko Winchester’s Freedom from Fear/Yellow Bowl Project, a solo exhibition, the first show of the entire series of photographs created for the project, which documents site-based installations of 120 yellow tea bowls to represent the forced removal of 120,000 Japanese-Americans to 10 internment camps in the American West during World War II. Artist talk, 5 p.m. 51 Main St., North Adams. Free. mcla.edu

 

Dance

Bennington College — Raiding the Archive: A Work in Progress by Russell Dumas and Dance Exchange (Australia), with Anneke Hansen, David Huggins, Alexandra Petrarca, Jonathan Sinatra and Stuart Shugg, 7 p.m. An elaboration of the aesthetic potential of the unstable body that explores what dance is, and what it can do. VAPA Martha Hill Dance Theater, 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. 802-447-4267, bennington.edu

 

Film

ITVFest — Showcasing new episodic series (TV shows), a worldwide community of television creators, executives, agents and fans responsible for discovering the best new television programs created on independent (non-network) budgets. Oct.11 to 15 in Manchester, Vt. itvfest.com

 

Books and Writing

The Mount — Edith Wharton’s The Bunner Sisters: A Staged Reading, 4 p.m. adapted by Richard Alleman and directed by Anthony Newfield, two unmarried sisters living and working as seamstresses in a tenement in Lower Manhattan in the 1880s. Literary Roundtable 3:30 p.m. talk on works or themes: A Taste for the Macabre: Wharton & Lizzie Borden. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. 413-551-5100, edithwharton.org

 

Conversations

Bennington College — Media and Democracy: The Rights and Responsibilities of a Free Press, Public Policy Forums, a public policy forum with guest speakers Jesse Holcomb, former Associate Director at Pew Research Center; Ann Galloway, Editor and Founder of Vermont Digger; David Goodman, journalist and author, led by CAPA director Susan Sgorbati and Vermont State Senator Brian Campion, 7 p.m. SCT Colloquium: Up Against ‘The Wall,’ Intersectional Organizing Against the Global Right, with Lisa Duggan, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, 8 p.m. Come to the Table: Power and Privilege. Bring lunch and join in a monthly conversation on topics ranging from social movements and forces to storytelling as a means of creating community. Noon at DownCaf, 1 College drive, Bennington, Vt. 802-447-4267, bennington.edu

 

Music

Pittsfield CityJazz Festival — Jazz crawl concerts nightly through downtown Pittsfield. Full schedule berkshiresjazz.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

Oldcastle Theatre — Broadway Bound: Eugene and his brother Stanley are trying to break into the world of professional comedy writing while coping with their parents’ divorce. 2 p.m. 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt. oldcastletheatre.org

 

Friday Oct. 13

 

Art

IS183 — Arts Night Out: Wrap That Metal, 7 to 9 p.m. Make a set of earrings with a wrapped metal strand, turning wire into multiple strands of a chosen shape, adding small beadwork and texture. 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-5252, is183.org

 

Community

Bennington College — Jazz Religion: Oral Traditions and religion, 12:15 p.m. open to the Bennington College community based on Harvard’s Religious Literacy course. 1 College drive, Bennington, Vt. 802-447-4267, bennington.edu

Berkshire Theatre Group — The S Word, 6 p.m. The word suicide brings conversations to a halt and evokes primal fears of the darkest of all human experiences. Speaking the word itself is not the problem; it is the silence that follows. Screening of The S Word, a documentary from the filmmakers of the award winning Of Two Minds, to put a face on this often feared and misunderstood topic, delving into the hearts and minds of suicide attempt survivors and families and supports of those who have experienced the impact of suicide. Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention, the Department of Mental Health lead an evening of conversation. Free and open to anyone 15 and older. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. 413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org

Temple Anshe Amunim — Community dinner and family-friendly service for Simchat Torah, 5:30 p.m. dancing with the Torah scrolls around the sanctuary, reading from the last Torah portion and unrolling the entire scroll around the sanctuary. 26 Broad St., Pittsfield. 413-442-5910, ansheanumim.org

 

Dance

Williams College — Tero Saarinen Company: Morphed, 8 p.m. Tero Saarinen, one of the world’s most renowned contemporary choreographers, brings a new work with a score from Esa-Pekka Salonen. Saarinen, who works and resides in Finland, has been celebrated internationally for expanding the traditional vocabulary of Western contemporary dance, taking inspiration from Japanese Butoh and Kabuki theatre as much as classical European ballet. ’62 Center, 1000 Main St., Route 2, Williamstown. williams.edu

 

Film

ITVFest — Showcasing new episodic series (TV shows), a worldwide community of television creators, executives, agents and fans responsible for discovering the best new television programs created on independent (non-network) budgets. Oct.11 to 15 in Manchester, Vt. itvfest.com

 

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 — Pumpkin Trail 5 to 7 p.m. In the pumpkin-lit garden, meet nocturnal woodland creatures who share their stories. This is a non-scary event for all ages, costumes and flashlights encouraged.  5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge . 413-298-3239, ext. 3013; thetrustees.org

 

Music

Dream Away Lodge — Live acoustic folk music, Johnny Irion with Vertiver, 8 p.m. 1342 County Road, Becket. 413-623-8725, thedreamawaylodge.com

Pittsfield CityJazz Festival — Samirah Evans Quartet brings New Orleans jazz and originals with guest Charles Neville, 8 p.m. at Flavours of Malaysia.Jazz crawl concerts nightly through downtown Pittsfield. Full schedule berkshiresjazz.org

Tamarack Hollow — Berkshire Drum and Dance Fest: Honoring Women in Drum and Dance: World marketplace, silent auction, nature info displays at 6 p.m. and showing of the Tamarack Hollow video in the theater, 6:30, and performance 7 p.m. with more than 75 drum and dance artists including Puertominicana, Middle Eastern Frame/Doumbek drums, Berkshire Pulse Drummers and Dancers on West African Doun Doun and Haitian drum, Youth Alive Step and Drum Team, Berkshire & Valley Rhythm Keepers’ Bucket fusion and funk, Serenity Circles hoop dance, West African and Caribbean, Sifer rock music with guests Tommy Brown and Chris Hairston, Satya and Chupungu Mbira with South Africa and Zimbabwen rhythms, and the OffBeat Womyn’s Drumming Ensemble. Benefit to support the Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center’s year round environmental education to build a sustainable nature and cultural education center and to continue to conserve 32 acres of highland boreal forest in Windsor. Berkshire Community College Boland Theater in the Koussevitsky Arts Center, Pittsfield. tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org

Williams College — Berkshire Symphony, Claude Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Bela Bartok’s Viola Concerto with Hsin-Yun Huang on viola and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 68 p.m., pre-concert talk with conductor Ronald Feldman at 7:15. Chapin Hall Route 2, Williamstown. williams.edu

 

Outdoors

Dewey Hall — From Field and Forest: Harvesting and Preserving the Bounty of the Season, talk with Sheffield Historical Society, 7:30 p.m., free. 91 Main St., Sheffield. 413-229-2357, deweyhall.org

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

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

Oldcastle Theatre — Broadway Bound: Eugene and his brother Stanley are trying to break into the world of professional comedy writing while coping with their parents’ divorce. 7:30 p.m. 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt. oldcastletheatre.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

 

Saturday Oct. 14

 

Art

Field Farm — Fall Foliage and Mid-Century Architecture Tour: The Folly at Field Farm, 1 p.m. Fall foliage walk around Field Farm followed by a tour of The Folly, a Modernist building with an organic design, original furniture and artwork purchased by the Bloedel family. Hear stories about the Bloedels and their fascinating art collection. Sloan Road (Off routes 7 and 43), Williamstown. 413-458-3135, thetrustees.org

Mass Audubon — Art in the Barn: Mass Audubon’s Statewide Photo Contest Exhibit, 1 to 3 p.m. Images of wildlife and nature from Mass Audubon’s Picture This: Your Great Outdoors photo contest. The winning images, selected from more than 4,000 entries received last year, will be displayed in the Barn. Show on view through Oct. 30. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox. 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

Sohn Fine Art Gallery — Into The Woods, a group exhibition of photography and mixed media by John Atchley, Valda Bailey and John Clarke, reception 4 to 7 p.m., show through Nov. 26. Workshop on Photographic Impressionism Oct. 15, 16 and 17. 69 Church St., Lenox. sohnfineart.com

Working Weavers Studio Trail — Celebration of handwoven textiles by production weavers in the Pioneer Valley at the height of fall foliage. Meet the weavers and see the tools of their trade. Map and full schedule workingweavers.com

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Pillow Party Series: Dance parties in the Perles Family Studio extend year-round, opening with How We Got To The Funk, an evening led by founder of Urban Bush Women Jawole Willa Jo Zollar in a fun participatory journey through African American social dances from 1955 through the present. Live music by Brooklyn-based Craig Harris & Tailgaters Tales. 8 p.m. All welcome. 413-243-9919, ext. 111, jacobspillowdance.org

 

Film

ITVFest — Showcasing new episodic series (TV shows), a worldwide community of television creators, executives, agents and fans responsible for discovering the best new television programs created on independent (non-network) budgets. Oct.11 to 15 in Manchester, Vt. itvfest.com

 

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 — Pumpkin Trail 5 to 7 p.m. In the pumpkin-lit garden, meet nocturnal woodland creatures who share their stories. This is a non-scary event for all ages, costumes and flashlights encouraged.  5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge . 413-298-3239, ext. 3013; thetrustees.org

 

Community

Repair Café — Bring in things that need repair, get advice, instruction or actual fixing of one or two items from volunteers standing by with tools, lamp parts, sewing machines, darning needles. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Co-sponsored by the South Williamstown Community Association and the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation. Sheep Hill, 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown. 413) 458-5257, swca32@gmail.com

 

Dance

Dewey Hall — Swing Dance at Dewey Hall with the Twangbusters from Oldtone, Jump Blues, Rockabilly and Honky Tonk swing: Lesson with Jason Fenton at 7:30, Live music starts at 8:30 with Paula Bradley on piano, lead vocals, Peter Bearup on electric guitar and vocals, Luke McNamee on sax, June Drucker on doghouse bass and Bob Resnick on drums. No partner necessary, beginners welcome, refreshments available. 91 Main St., Sheffield

 

Music

Clark Art Institute — Met Live in HD: Die Zauberflöte, 12:55 p.m. Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s production of Mozart’s masterpiece. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

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

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Met Live in HD: Die Zauberflöte, 1 p.m. Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s production of Mozart’s masterpiece. Pre-show talk at 11:30 AM.14 Castle St., Great Barrington. 413-854-9609, mahaiwe.org

Pittsfield CityJazz Festival — The Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience 7:30 p.m. at the Colonial Theatre, led by Dizzy Gillespie’s long-term bassist, John Lee, perform Gillespie’s Cu-Bop, which he developed with Chano Pozo in the ’40s and ’50s, and the world of Latin-American music. Trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, saxophonist Sharel Cassity, Brazilian pianist/vocalist Abelita Mateus, drummer Tommy Campbell and percussionist Roger Squitero. Jazz crawl concerts nightly through downtown Pittsfield. Full schedule berkshiresjazz.org

 

Outdoors

Berkshire Natural History Conference — Third annual day of environmental talks 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Jim Cardoza, who was responsible for the return of the wild turkey in Massachusetts, and Bob Leverett who identified and helped conserve the remaining old-growth forests in the Berkshires and more. Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield. 413-236-2127, berkshirecc.edu

Clark Art Institute — Stone Hill Trailblazer 5K Run 8 to 10 a.m. Explore the Clark’s campus trails and the interconnected trails maintained by the town of Williamstown. Fall foliage walk and talk 1 p.m., learn how to identify trees by their leaves and why leaves change color. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.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, 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

Mass MoCA — The Bitter Game, 8 p.m. Basketball, block parties, traffic stops — Keith A. Wallace rides through North Philly on a night he won’t forget. A solo theater work charged with pain, poetry, and laughter blends verse and prose into a commentary on what it means to survive while Black in America. 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. 413-662-2111; massmoca.org

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts — Passing Strange, 2 and 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

Oldcastle Theatre — Broadway Bound: Eugene and his brother Stanley are trying to break into the world of professional comedy writing while coping with their parents’ divorce. 7:30 p.m. 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt. oldcastletheatre.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

 

Sunday Oct. 15

 

Art

The Mount — SculptureNow Guided Tour 1:30 p.m., Two-hour artist-led guided tour of this year’s exhibition of large scale contemporary sculpture on the Mount’s grounds. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. 413-551-5100, edithwharton.org

Sohn Fine Art Gallery — Into The Woods, a group exhibition of photography and mixed media by John Atchley, Valda Bailey and John Clarke. Workshop on Photographic Impressionism Oct. 15, 16 and 17. 69 Church St., Lenox. sohnfineart.com

Working Weavers Studio Trail — Celebration of handwoven textiles by production weavers in the Pioneer Valley at the height of fall foliage. Meet the weavers and see the tools of their trade. Map and full schedule workingweavers.com

 

Books and Writers

The Bookstore — Willard Spiegelman, Williams College alum and the first resident scholar at The Amy Clampitt Residency Program from 2003-2004 at Amy Clampitt’s former house in Stockbridge, reads from his collection of essays, Senior Moments: Looking Back, Looking Ahead, on more than six decades’ worth of lessons from his storied career as a writer and professor, 3 p.m. 11 Housatonic St., Lenox. 413-637-3390, bookstoreinlenox.com

 

Film

ITVFest — Showcasing new episodic series (TV shows), a worldwide community of television creators, executives, agents and fans responsible for discovering the best new television programs created on independent (non-network) budgets. Oct.11 to 15 in Manchester, Vt. itvfest.com

 

History

The Mount — The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home, Denise Kiernan tells the true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore—the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States, 5 p.m. 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

Clark Art Institute — Concert of new works by Stephen Dankner, 3 p.m. Stephen Dankner, Arneis Quartet and Victor Cayres perform De Profundis with Joana Genova, violinist and Cicely Parnas, cellist; The Merit of Light with Ivy Walz, mezzo-soprano, and Charis Dimaras, pianist; Duo for two violins and Piano Quintet. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

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

Music from Salem — Fall chamber music concert: short romantic pieces and movements by Mozart, Lachner, Vieuxtemps, Ysaye, Fuchs, Martinu, Reger, and Ibert. Arvo Pärt’s mystical “Fratres” and solos, duos and trios for violin, viola, and piano, with violinist Markus Placci, violist Lila Brown, MfS artistic director, and pianist and MfS consulting director Judith Gordon. 4 p.m. Hubbard Hall, 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.  518-232-2347. hubbardhall.org, musicfromsalem.org

Pittsfield CityJazz Festival — Jazz crawl concerts nightly through downtown Pittsfield. Full schedule berkshiresjazz.org

West Stockbridge Historical Society — West Stockbridge Chamber Players Harvest Concert, 2 p.m. Clarinetist Catherine Hudgins, Oliver Aldort on cello, Lisa Crockett on violin, Leah Ferguson on viola and Sheila Fiekowsky on violin in a program of chamber music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ferruccio Busoni, and Ludwig van Beethoven, Old Town Hall, West Stockbridge. weststockbridgehistory.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, 3 p.m. Mainstage. Panel on Gaslighting, or Psychological Bullying, 1 p.m. at the Wolfson Center. North Street, Pittsfield. 413-236-8888; barringtonstageco.org

Berkshire Theatre Group — Lost Lake, 2 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

Oldcastle Theatre — Broadway Bound: Eugene and his brother Stanley are trying to break into the world of professional comedy writing while coping with their parents’ divorce. 2 p.m. 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt. oldcastletheatre.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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