Valentines Day events Feb. 5 to 14

“Blind Date” improv theater, Artswalk openings wth live music in the galleries, chocolate tasting, jazz at the 10×10 Festival … I’ve been collecting winter events, and we have plenty to choose from. Here’s a look day by day through Valentine’s Day.

 

Friday, Feb. 5

 

Art

Artswalk — Peter Gordon paintings and collages at the Berkshire Museum; IS183 Art School’s Learning Through Arts (LTA) Showcase at the Lichtenstein; “Tangled HeART exhibit at the Whit First Friday celebration; “Contour Lines and Shaded Spaces” multi-disciplinary work by Berkshire artist Kristen Parker at Shire City Sanctuary; art exhibits throughout downtown Pittsfield 5 to 8 p.m. with artists and receptions at some 20 venues. Live music with John Culpo, Teddies Dipietro and Company will in Crawford Square, 137 North St., 5 to 8 pm. After party at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., 8 to 10 p.m. Exhibits continue through the month. firstfridaysartswalk.com

Clark Art Institute — New parents gallery talk, infants welcome, 10:15 a.m. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

Norman Rockwell Museum — Meet Rockwell’s models program 2:30 p.m. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-4100, nrm.org

 

Books

Northshire Bookstore — Book Launch for local author Eric Rickstad’s “Lie in Wait,” 7 p.m. 4869 Main St., Manchester Center, Vt. 802-362-2200, northshire.com

 

Chickens comment on a snowy morning. Photo by Kate Abbott

Chickens comment on a snowy morning. Photo by Kate Abbott

Conversations

Williams College — Jonathan Lovett, former speechwriter for President Obama, reflects on his time at Williams, his appreciation for Professor Morgan and the math department, and how studying math has helped him in politics and comedy, 8 p.m. Free. Bronfman Auditorium, 18 Hoxey St. off Route 2, Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

Williams Log Lunch — Talk, “The Road to Hell? The Food Movement and Unequal Bifurcation of the Food System,” noon. The Log, 78 Spring St., Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

 

Film

Berkshire Museum — “Truth” film based on CBS news producer Mary Mapes and news anchor Dan Rather and the furor over evidence that former president George W. Bush had shirked his military service, 4 and 7 p.m. Little Cinema. 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-447-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

 

Music

Troy City Music Hall — Mark and Maggie O’Connor, American classics, 8 p.m. 30 Second St., Troy, N.Y. 518-273-8945, troymusichall.org

 

Theater

MCLA and Williams College ’62 Center — “Blind Date Project,” one-woman show with Bojana Novakovic as a woman at a karaoke bar waiting for her online date — a guest performer. Performance improved on the spot with text / phonecalls from the director. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Free. Hops & Vines, 16 Water St., Williamstown. 62center.williams.edu

 

Saturday, Feb. 6

 

Art

Bennington Museum — Community Day celebration of Vincent Longo and Jen Morris exhibits and annual student art exhibition with free admission 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Grandma Moses gallery, local artist, artisans, history. 75 Main St., Route 9, Bennington, Vt. benningtonmuseum.org

Monterey Library — “Perceptions in Clay: Sculptures of Marjorie Heller Miner,” opening reception 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monthly rotating art at the Knox Gallery. Free. 452 Main Road, Monterey. 413-28-3795, montereymasslibrary.org

Norman Rockwell Museum — “30th annual Berkshire County High School art Show opens, reception 2 to 4 p.m., artist talk with young regional artists. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-4100, nrm.org

Williamstown Rural Lands — Basket-weaving workshop 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Isabel Krebs, who learned the craft at Hancock Shaker Village and elsewhere. 671 Cold Spring Road, Route 7, Williamstown. 413-458-2429, wrlf.org

 

Books

Northshire Bookstore — Harry Jaffe talk on his biography, “Why Bernie Sanders Matters,” 6 p.m. 4869 Main St., Manchester Center, Vt. 802-362-2200, northshire.com

 

Conversations

Williams College — FrankFest 2016, a conference on the occasion of math professor Frank Morgan’s retirement, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Bronfman Auditorium, 18 Hoxey St. off Route 2, Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

 

Film

Berkshire Museum — “Truth” film based on CBS news producer Mary Mapes and news anchor Dan Rather and the furor over evidence that former president George W. Bush had shirked his military service, 7 p.m. Little Cinema. 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-447-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

Clark Art Institute — “Mama Mia!” musical with ABBA tunes, 2:30 p.m. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

 

Food

Berkshire Museum — Learners’ Lab on making caramels with chef Bill Collins, 10 a.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-447-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

 

Music

Ventfort Hall: Valentine song celebration and tea 4 p.m. with NYC cabaret singer and pianist Ron Ramsay and vocalist Samantha Talora. Museum of the Gilded Age, 104 Walker St., Lenox. 413-637-3206, GildedAge.org

 

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Stargazing at the winter sky, talk at the visitors center wit cocoa and guided skywatching 7:30 to 9 p.m. Trustees of reservations property, Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 413-298-3239, ext. 3013. thetrustees.org

Hoffmann Bird Club — Breakfast and Winter Birds 7:30 a.m. Meet at Ozzie’s Steak & Eggs Restaurant, 26 Maple St., Hinsdale. Look for wintering birds around Hinsdale and nearby towns. Mostly roadside birding. Leader Tom Begley, 413-655-0112.

Mass Audubon — Family snowshoe hike, 10:30 a.m. Gentle ramble with cocoa to follow. Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, Mass. 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

 

Theater

Facing Our Truth — Multicultural BRIDGE, WAM Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Group and Yvette “Jamuna” Sirker are joining together to present a reading of Facing Our Truth, a collection of six 10-minute plays by Winter Miller, Marcus Gardley, Dominique Morrisseau, Mona Mansour & Tala Manassah, Dan O’Brien with Quetzal Flores and A. Rey Pamatmat inspired by events surrounding the Trayvon Martin case. 7:30PM with a moderated panel and community discussion to follow. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. 413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Branagh’s “The Winter’s Tale” with Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench, 1 p.m., broadcast live in HD from London’s National Theatre. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass. 413-528-0100, mahaiwe.org

MCLA and Williams College ’62 Center — “Blind Date Project,” one-woman show with Bojana Novakovic as a woman at a karaoke bar waiting for her online date — a guest performer. Performance improved on the spot with text / phonecalls from the director. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Free. Hops & Vines, 16 Water St., Williamstown. 62center.williams.edu

 

Sunday, Feb. 7

Art

Stephentown Historical Society — Deana Mallory, Director of Public Programs for the Bennington Museum, speaks on Grandma Moses, 2 p.m. at the Heritage Center, Garfield Road (County Route 26), Stephentown, N.Y. Free. 518-733-0010.

 

Conversations

Williams College — “What’s in a Name,” 2 p.m., conversation about the pride and challenge of having a non-western name in the U.S. Black Student Union, 30 Morley Drive off Route 2, Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

 

Kids

Clark Art Institute — Word Up Family Day 1 to 4 p.m. with “An Eye for Excellence” exhibit’s artist books: Storytelling from papercutting to rap. Free admission first Sundays monthly to May. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

 

Film

Berkshire Museum — “Truth” film based on CBS news producer Mary Mapes and news anchor Dan Rather and the furor over evidence that former president George W. Bush had shirked his military service, 7 p.m. Little Cinema. 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-447-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

 

Music

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Puccini’s “Turandot” 1 p.m., broadcast live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass. 413-528-0100, mahaiwe.org

Meetinghouse Concert — New Orleans Mardi Gras with pianist and singer Matt Edwards as Woodcock Johnson, percussionist Jay Sager and bassist Mike Lawrence, 3 p.m. R&B, Mardi Gras attire encouraged. 108 School St., Bennington, Vt., uubennington.org

 

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Snowshoe Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., snowshoe rentals and cocoa.  Winter Wanderings, hour-long snowshoe with hot cider, cocoa and talk about sharing nature with children, 2 to 4 p.m. Trustees of reservations property, Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 413-298-3239, ext. 3013. thetrustees.org

 

Monday, Feb. 8

 

Conversations

Williams College — “Being Color Brave, Not Color Blind,” 7 p.m. talk with Dr. Evelynn M. Hammonds, professor of the history of science and of African-American studies at Harvard University and founding director of the Center for the Study of Diversity in Science, Technology and Medicine at MIT. Fee. Griffin Hall room 3, 844 Main St., Route 2, Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

 

Film

Berkshire Museum — “Truth” film based on CBS news producer Mary Mapes and news anchor Dan Rather and the furor over evidence that former president George W. Bush had shirked his military service, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Little Cinema. 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-447-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

Manchester Community Library — “Trial Magic: The Grandma Gatewood Story,” on first woman to through-hike the Appalachian Trail, screening and Q&A with director Peter Huston, 6:30 p.m. Free. 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester, Vt. 802-362-2607, mclvt.org

 

Tuesday, Feb. 9

 

Art

Clark Art Institute — George Innes gallery talk, 12:30 p.m. on works in “An Eye for Excellence.” 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-23   03, clarkart.edu

 

Theater

Bennington College — “The Danube,” 8 p.m. A young American travels to Budapest to find love and danger. VAPA Theater, 1 Bennington College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

 

Wednesday, Feb. 10

 

Conversations

Bennington College — “Bennington of the Future,” 7 p.m. Burlington architect John Anderson will present slide images from his 1976 project, “Burlington Fantasies,”  reception for the local student design work. Everett Theatre. 1 Bennington College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

 

Dance

 

Mass MoCA — Big Dance Theatre: “This Page Intentionally Left Blank,” noon and 3 p.m. — work-in-progress performance-based museum tour created by Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, an interactive event meant to change how people experience a museum. Co-presented with Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. 87 Marshall St., North Adams. 413-662-2111, massmoca.org

 

Film

Images Cinema — “Let the Fire Burn,” film created from found footage about Philadelphia and the urban group MOVE, 7 p.m. with Williams College Davis Center, 50 Spring St., Williamstown. williams.edu, 413-458-5612, imagescinema.org

Manchester Community Library — “The Philadelphia Story,” 1940s romantic comedy with Katharine Hepburn, Carey Grant and Jimmy Stewart, 2 p.m. 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester, Vt. 802-362-2607, mclvt.org

 

Music

Williams College — Student musicians in the Berkshyre Symphony soloist competition perform, free. 7 p.m., Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, off Route 2, Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

 

Thursday, Feb. 11

 

Art

Williams College Museum of Art — “Both Sides Now,” Lexa and Dan Walsh minimal abstraction opening celebration, 5:30 p.m. Free. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive (off Route 2), Williams College, Williamstown. wcma.williams.edu

IS183 Learning through the Arts — Student art show opening of work from IS183 program, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. discoverpittsfield.com

 

Conversations

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Talk based on Charles Mills’ “The Race Contract,” 7 p.m. Negesti Cantave, a queer life-long resident of Bedford-Stuyvasnt, Brooklyn, and first generation Afro-Caribbean, is a revolutionary thinker, filmmaker and community organizer focusing on the environment, affordable housing and protecting black lives. Student Union, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. simons-rock.edu

Bennington College — “Bennington of the Future,” forum on downtown Bennington with community leaders, teachers, organizations, students and community, 9 a.m. 1 Bennington College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Williams College — “Are There Environmental Benefits from Driving Electric Vehicles? The Importance of Local Factors,” Class of 1960 talk with Erin Manseur of Dartmouth, 4 p.m. Griffin Hall room 6. “The Garden of F—ing Paths: Choice and Chance in Performance,” faculty talk with David Gürçay-Morris, associate professor in theatre, 4:15 p.m., Wege Auditorium. Route 2, Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

 

Film

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires — “Paper Clips,” 10:45 a.m. Documentary on a middle-school class in rural Tennessee that tries to understand World War II’s Holocaust by collecting paper clips, each representing a human life lost in the Nazis’ slaughter of Jews. Norwegians wore paper clips on their lapels as a symbol of resistance against Nazi occupation. Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. 413-443-4360, jewishberkshires.org

Mass MoCA — “Above and Beyond,” 7:30 p.m. In 1948, after World War II, Jewish American fighter pilots go on to fight for Israel. “Love Is Complicated” film series, Q&A with filmmaker. 87 Marshall St., North Adams. 413-662-2111, massmoca.org

 

Music

Guthrie Center — Hootenany, music jam 8 p.m., doors open at 7. 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington. 413-538-1955, guthriecenter.org

 

Theater

10×10 New Play Festival — 10 new plays with Barrington Stage Company, 7:30 p.m. Main Stage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield. discoverpittsfield.com

Weston Playhouse — Weston 101 series: Talk on “Forever,” play in Weston’s summer 2016 lineup, Burr & Burton Academy, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester, Vt. 802-824-8167 x104 or pgoodeve@westonplayhouse.org.

 

Friday, Feb. 12

 

Art

iMotif art show — Opening reception for iPhone photography exhibit in Pittsfield’s 10×10 Festival curated by Sohn Gallery at Hotel on North, 5 to 7 p.m. 297 North St., Pittsfield. discoverpittsfield.com

IS183 — Arts Night Out, informal artmaking in the studios for adults (BYOB), “Say It with Clay,” 7 to 9 p.m., Citizens Hall, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-5252, is183.org

Norman Rockwell Museum — “Norman Rockwell in Detail” 2:30 p.m., exploring Rockwell’s sense of humor. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-4100, nrm.org

Williams College Museum of Art — “Both Sides Now,” Lexa and Dan Walsh minimal abstraction opens. Free. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to Tuesday, closed Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive (off Route 2), Williams College, Williamstown. wcma.williams.edu

 

Books

10×10’s WordxWord Rockwell Project — 10 performances of poetry inspired by Norman Rockwell paintings: WordxWord partners with Norman Rockwell Museum, 7 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. wordxwordfestival.com

Northshire Bookstore — Triathlete Karen Newman on “Just Three Words,” her memoir about eating disorders, cancer and survival, 7 p.m. 4869 Main St., Manchester Center, Vt. 802-362-2200, northshire.com

 

Conversations

Williams College — Mathematics Class of 1960s talk with Professor John Cullinan of Bard College on “Legendre Polynomials: From Mathematical Physics to Numbers Theory,” 1 p.m. Route 2, Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

Williams Log Lunch — “Groundwork USA: Connecting Sustainability and Equity in Cities” with Stephen Burrington, executive director of Groundwork USA, noon. The Log, 78 Spring St., Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

 

Dance

Mass MoCA — Big Dance Theatre: “This Page Intentionally Left Blank,” noon and 3 p.m. — work-in-progress performance-based museum tour created by Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, an interactive event meant to change how people experience a museum. Co-presented with Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. 87 Marshall St., North Adams. 413-662-2111, massmoca.org

 

Film

Berkshire Museum — Oscar-nominated short films: Live Action 4 and 7 p.m. — “Ave Maria,” “Day One,” “Shok,” “Stutterer,” “Everything Will Be Ok.” Little Cinema. 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-447-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

 

Food

10×10 Tacos — Taco night 7 to 10 p.m. with wine and beer for 10×10 Festival. Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, 444 North St., Pittsfield.  413-443-1792, dottiescoffeelounge.com

 

Kids

Berkshire Museum — Ten Days of Play for Pittsfield’s annual 10×10 Festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Imagination Playground, Legos, building and magnetic blocks and more. Weekly Wee Muse adventures 11 a.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-447-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

 

Music

Vermont Arts Exchange — Gypsy Lane cabaret, Basement Music Series 8 p.m. at the Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt. 802-442-5549, vtartexchange.org

Williams College ’62 Center — Zambezi Dance Party with the Zambezi Marimba Band, 8 p.m. CenterStage, 1000 Main St., Williams College, Williamstown. 62center.williams.edu

Williams College — Williams Chamber Players in concert 8 p.m.: work by composer Chen Yi titled, YangKo for Solo Violin and Two Percussionists: Elastically with Joana Genova, violin; Matthew Gold and Conor Meehan, percussion; song cycle by composer and Williams faculty member Zachary Wadsworth; trio by Shostakovich performed by Joana Genova, violin; Nathaniel Parke, cello, and Elizabeth Wright, piano. Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, off Route 2, Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

 

Outdoors

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Cocktails with Anna Pavord, garden columnist for The Guardian, former editor of Gardens Illustrated, best-selling author of The Tulip and The Naming of Names, speaks on “Creating Your Own Garden Style,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the West Stockbridge home of Dan and Sherry Kasper. 413-298-3926, berkshirebotanical.org

 

Theater

10×10 New Play Festival — 10 new plays with Barrington Stage Company, 7:30 p.m. Main Stage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield. discoverpittsfield.com

Williams College Story Slam — StorySLAM live open mic storytelling competition on the theme of love, 8:30 p.m. The Log, 78 Spring St., Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

 

Saturday, Feb. 13

 

Art

Mass MoCA — Richard Nonas, “The Man in Empty Space,” opening reception for totemic, earthy, industrial sculptures 4:30 to 6 p.m. 87 Marshall St., North Adams. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays. 413-662-2111, massmoca.org

Norman Rockwell Museum — “Georgia O’Keeffe: Portrait of the Artist,” one-woman show 5:30 p.m. with Colleem Webster. Art in Motion: Drawing in the galleries with illustrator Pat O’Donnell, 2 p.m. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-4100, nrm.org

Williams College Museum of Art — “Both Sides Now,” Lexa and Dan Walsh minimal abstraction, sew-in with Lex and and Dan on an oversized sampler, 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to Tuesday, closed Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive (off Route 2), Williams College, Williamstown. wcma.williams.edu

 

Books

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers — “Writing out lives as fiction and memoir” workshop, 11 a.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, 48 Main St., Sheffield Mass. berkshirewomenwriters.org

 

Dance

Mass MoCA — Big Dance Theatre: “This Page Intentionally Left Blank,” noon and 3 p.m. — work-in-progress performance-based museum tour created by Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, an interactive event meant to change how people experience a museum. Co-presented with Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. 87 Marshall St., North Adams. 413-662-2111, massmoca.org

10×10 Fanastic February Frolic — Alternative dance party with electronic music duo Home Body — new-wavy-electronic-a’pop’calyptic-shimmer-core, down to earth, vivid, and visceral — and DJ BFG, 8 to 11:45 p.m. at Shire City Sanctuary, 40 Melville St., Pittsfield. 413-236-9600, shirecitysanctuary.com

 

Film

Berkshire Museum — Oscar-nominated short films: Live Action 7 p.m. — “Ave Maria,” “Day One,” “Shok,” “Stutterer,” “Everything Will Be Ok.” Little Cinema. 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-447-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

Clark Art Institute — “Rio” 2:30 p.m. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

 

Food

10×10 Farmers Market — Kid-run market highlighting young growers and bakers, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pittsfield Farmers Market partners with Boys & Girls Club at the club Lighthouse, 16 Melville St., Pittsfield. farmersmarketpittsfield.org

Berkshire Grown — “Love Your Farmer” Valentine’s Farmers Market with locally grown and produced foods and gifts, fruits and vegetables, cheeses, ice creams, meats, breads, yarn, and more, live music, lunch fare and children’s activities, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monument Valley Middle School, 313 Monument Valley Road, Great Barrington. Admission free. berkshiregrown.org

Ventfort Hall: Chocolate from Bean to Bar, talk with food historian Francine segan and tasting 3:30 p.m. Victorian tea to follow. Museum of the Gilded Age, 104 Walker St., Lenox. 413-637-3206, GildedAge.org

 

Kids

Berkshire Museum — Junk Music with the Junk Man, percussion with unusual and found materials, interactive concert, making wind chimes and more, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ten Days of Play for Pittsfield’s annual 10×10 Festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Imagination Playground, Legos, building and magnetic blocks and more. 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-447-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

 

Mason Library — Make Valentine cards, 1 p.m. 231 Main St., Great Barrington. 413-528-2403, gblibraries

10×10 Kids Dance Party — Pre-nap jam for pre-schoolers and toddlers with muic from DJ BFG, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

Music

Colonial Theatre — Beatlemania Again, Beatles stage show, 7:30 p.m. 111 South St., Pittsfield. 413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org

Mass MoCA — Beninois music icon Angeliqe Kidjo, Grammy-winning and genre-bending vocalist, 8 p.m. Lickety Split serves Valentine’s Day dinner before the show. 87 Marshall St., North Adams. 413-662-2111, massmoca.org

Massry Center for the Arts — Saint Rose Camerata, chamber music with voice: Le Rossignol by Léo Delibes, Cantata 82 by J.S. Bach, 7:30 p.m., free. College of St. Rose, 432 Western Ave., Albany, N.Y. 800-637-8556, strose.edu

Northshire Bookstore — Concert with acoustic-electrical group Luminous Crush, 7 p.m. 4869 Main St., Manchester Center, Vt. 802-362-2200, northshire.com

Spencertown Academy — Intentional Jazz Ensemble performs jazz from the blue note era, 7:30 p.m. 790 Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y. 518-392-3693, spencertownacademy.org

10×10 Festival — Thrush Hour: A Musical Study of 10 Great Ladies of Jazz, Stephanie Nakasian performs classic vocal works with the Hod O’Brian Trio, 7:30 p.m., Pancho’s Restaurant, 154 North St., Pittsfield. BerkshireJazz.org

10 Shaker Songs — Hancock Shaker Village hosts a concert 2 p.m. as part of Pittsfield’s 10×10 Festival at South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield. hancockshakervillage.org

Troy City Music Hall — Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Grammy-winning South African a cappella group, 7:30 p.m. 30 Second St., Troy, N.Y. 518-273-8945, troymusichall.org

Vermont Arts Exchange — Gypsy Lane cabaret, Basement Music Series 8 p.m. at the Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt. 802-442-5549, vtartexchange.org

Williams College ’62 Center — Taylor Mac, Obie-Awardwinning playwright, actor and singer-songwriter, in “The Decades Project,” series of 24 concerts of popular songs in America, 8 p.m. on MainStage. Zambezi Dance Party with the Zambezi Marimba Band, 2 p.m. CenterStage, 1000 Main St., Williams College, Williamstown. 62center.williams.edu

 

Outdoors

American Museum of Fly Fishing — Fit to Be Tyed noon to 4 p.m., workshops with fly-tyers for all levels. Family activites and craft tables. 4104 Main St., Manchester, Vt. 802-362-3300, amff.com

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Anna Pavord, garden columnist for The Guardian, former editor of Gardens Illustrated, best-selling author of The Tulip and The Naming of Names, speaks on “Creating Your Own Garden Style,” 2 p.m. Monument Mountain High School, 247 Stockbridge Road, Route 7, Great Barrington. 413-298-3926, berkshirebotanical.org

Hildene — Bird Walk with Vermont Bird and Sky Watch to survey wild birds, 8 a.m., free. Robert Todd Lincoln family mansion, home of Abraham Lincoln’s son, with Hildene Farm with herd of goats, Pullman car Sunbeam and about 12 miles of trails. 1005 Hildene Road, off Route 7A, Manchester, Vt. 802-362-1788, 802-362-2270. hildene.org

Mass Audubon — Animal tracks and signs, 10 a.m. Nature center with fields, pond and gentle trails. Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, Mass. 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

Notchview — Valentine Eve Ski & Sweets, evening skiing and snowshoeing by half moonlight, tasting of chocolate and warm drinks for all ages, 7 to 10 p.m. Nordic skiing, snowshoing, cross-country skiing on groomed trails, lessons and equipment rentals, Visitors Center with masonry heater and cafe 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Trustees of Reservations property at 83 Old Route 9, Windsor. 413-684-0148, xcskimass.com, thetrustees.org

Williamstown Rural Lands — Antique work sled restoration, living history workday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., free. Nature center with fields, pond and gentle trails. 671 Cold Spring Road, Route 7, Williamstown. 413-458-2429, wrlf.org

 

Theater

10×10 Comedy Show — Stand-up with Thomas Lewis 8 to 10:30 p.m. at Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, 444 North St., Pittsfield. 413-443-1792, dottiescoffeelounge.com

10×10 New Play Festival — 10 new plays with Barrington Stage Company, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Main Stage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield. discoverpittsfield.com

 

Sunday, Feb. 14

 

Art

Clark Art Institute — Love songs in the galleries all day by Williams College a cappella groups. Valentine’s Day brunch at the café 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Valentine’s Day tea party 3 to 4:30 p.m. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

Norman Rockwell Museum — “Politics and Romance? Norman Rockwell’s Presidents and Valentines,” 11 a.m. Political figures Rockwell knew and illustrations about love. “Food for Thought: Curatorial Perspectives,” ralk with brunch. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-4100, nrm.org

 

Film

Berkshire Museum — Oscar-nominated short films: Live Action 7 p.m. — “Ave Maria,” “Day One,” “Shok,” “Stutterer,” “Everything Will Be Ok.” Little Cinema. 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-447-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — “Roman Holiday,” classic romance with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass. 413-528-0100, mahaiwe.org

10×10 Festival 10 Shorts — Berkshire International Film Festival brings short films to Beacon Cinema, 2:30 p.m. Free. 57 North St., Pittsfield. biffma.org

 

Food

10×10 Valentine’s Soiree — Holiday chocolate-themed dinner 7 p.m. with music by Spnk & Sass at Dottie’s Coffee Lounge for 10×10 Festival. No date needed; couples welcome. 444 North St., Pittsfield. RSVP 413-443-1792, dottiescoffeelounge.com

 

Kids

Berkshire Museum — Junk Music with the Junk Man, percussion with unusual and found materials, interactive concert, making wind chimes and more, noon to 5 p.m. Ten Days of Play for Pittsfield’s annual 10×10 Festival, noon to 4 p.m. — Imagination Playground, Legos, building and magnetic blocks and more. 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-447-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

 

Music

Colonial Theatre — The Wailers in Concert — Bob Marley’s band with Aston ‘Family Man’ Barnettperforms classic reggae, 8 p.m. during 10×10 Festival. 111 South St., Pittsfield. 413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org

10×10 Valentine Cabaret — “Love me TENder,” 10+ most romantic songs, doors open at 5:30 p.m., concert at 6:30 p.m. and dance party at 8:30. Three-course prix-fixe dinner available. Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. 413-443-0289, thewhit.org

Williams College — Student musicians in the Berkshyre Symphony soloist competition perform, free. 3 p.m., Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, off Route 2, Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

 

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Snowshoe Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., snowshoe rentals and cocoa. Winter Wanderings, hour-long snowshoe with hot cider, cocoa and talk about herbs and potions, 2 to 4 p.m. Trustees of reservations property, Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 413-298-3239, ext. 3013. thetrustees.org

 

Theater

10×10 New Play Festival — 10 new plays with Barrington Stage Company, 3 p.m. Main Stage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield. discoverpittsfield.com

1 comment for “Valentines Day events Feb. 5 to 14

  1. Deborah
    February 6, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    I’m impressed, Kate – never knew there was a museum for fly fishing! 🙂

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