Week ahead April 18 to 24

Monday, April 18

 

Books & Writing

Bloomsday in Williamstown — “Don Quixote” reading the classic comedy aloud chapter by chapter, week by week, 7:30 p.m. at the Log, 78 Spring St., Williamstown.

 

Conversations

Bennington College — Society, culture and thought colloquium with Andrew Hobbs, senior associate for finance and communications for FinTech India program, 7 p.m. CAPA Symposium, 1 Bennington College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

 

Music

MCLA — Studio recital 4 to 9 p.m., Church Street Center auditorium, North Adams. mcla.edu

Williams College — Violist / violinist Miranda Cuckson and Nunc, a group performing music of many eras, 8 p.m., free. Master class with visiting artists 4:15 p.m. in Bernhard Music Building, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

 

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Spring wildflower festival 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with guided tours on 329 acres near the Housatonic River, quartzite and marble outcrops with 800 species of plants and unusual variety of ferns. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 413-298-3239, ext. 3013. thetrustees.org

Hancock Shaker Village — Baby animals on the Shaker farm, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet and touch lambs, chicks, calves, piglets … 1834 West Housatonic St. (Routes 20 and 41), Pittsfield, Mass. 413-443-0188, hancockshakervillage.org

 

Tuesday, April 19

 

Art

Bennington College — Art talk with Lynn Tomlinson, 7 p.m.; her short animation “The Ballad of Holland Island House” tells a story of sea-level rise from the point-of-view of the last house on a sinking island in the Chesapeake Bay.Artist, scholar, and curator exploring animation, painting, sculpture, puppetry, live performance, and immersive experience, myth and fable. Tishman Hall,1 Bennington College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Williams College Museum of Art — “Both Sides Now,” curatorial talk at noon. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive (off Route 2), Williams College, Williamstown. wcma.williams.edu

 

Conversations

Williams College — “The Globalization of Food in Israel,” 2:45 p.m. with Rafi Grosglik, Tel Aviv University. Sawyer Library Marble Room, 40 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

 

Music

Paramount Theatre — Gordon Lightfoot, singer/songwriter with 50 years of hits, 8 p.m. 30 Center St., Rutland, Vt. 802-775-0903, paramountvt.org

Williams College — Violist / violinist Miranda Cuckson and Nunc, a group performing music of many eras, reading and performing student compositions 1:10 p.m. Shulamit Ran, Pulitzer-prizewinning Israeli-born composer, 4:15 p.m. Bernhard Music Building, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

 

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Spring wildflower festival 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with guided tours on 329 acres near the Housatonic River, quartzite and marble outcrops with 800 species of plants and unusual variety of ferns. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 413-298-3239, ext. 3013. thetrustees.org

Hancock Shaker Village — Baby animals on the Shaker farm, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet and touch lambs, chicks, calves, piglets … 1834 West Housatonic St. (Routes 20 and 41), Pittsfield, Mass. 413-443-0188, hancockshakervillage.org

 

Wednesday, April 20

 

Books

Bennington College — Poetry reading with Wayne Koestenbaum, 7 p.m., author of collections of poetr, including “Blue Stranger with Mosaic Background” and “Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films,” winner of “Discovery”/The Nation Poetry Prize and Whiting Writer’s Award, professor of English at CUNY Graduate Center. Tishman Hall,1 Bennington College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

 

Music

Bennington College — Keane Southard performshis own compositions with students, 9 p.m. Deane Carriage Barn, 1 Bennington College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Troy City Music Hall — Lise De La Salle, piano, 7:30 p.m. 30 Second St., Troy, N.Y. 518-273-8945, troymusichall.org

Williams College — Bigmouth with double bassist and guitarist Chris Lightcap ’93 performs 8 p.m., free. Bernhard Music Building, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

 

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Wildflowers and watercolors class noon to 4 p.m. Spring wildflower festival 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with guided tours on 329 acres near the Housatonic River, quartzite and marble outcrops with 800 species of plants and unusual variety of ferns. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 413-298-3239, ext. 3013. thetrustees.org

Hancock Shaker Village — Baby animals on the Shaker farm, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet and touch lambs, chicks, calves, piglets … 1834 West Housatonic St. (Routes 20 and 41), Pittsfield, Mass. 413-443-0188, hancockshakervillage.org

 

Thursday, April 21

 

Film

Mass MoCA — “How to Dance in Ohio,” teenagers on the autism spectrum prepare for their first formal dance, 7:30 p.m. “Love Is Complicated” film series, Q&A with director. 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

Troy City Music Hall — Matt Maguire, pianist and singer, performs to benefit American Heart Association and Circles of Mercy, 7 p.m. 30 Second St., Troy, N.Y. 518-273-8945, troymusichall.org

Williams College — Berkshire Symphony, 8 p.m., free. Aaron Copland’s Music for Movies, suite for orchestra, and John Williams’ music from the movie Lincoln. Chapin Hall. Pre-concert talk, 7:15 p.m. in Brooks Rodgers. Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

 

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Spring wildflower festival 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with guided tours; children’s tour and science activities 10 a.m. on 329 acres near the Housatonic River, quartzite and marble outcrops with 800 species of plants and unusual variety of ferns. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 413-298-3239, ext. 3013. thetrustees.org

Hancock Shaker Village — Baby animals on the Shaker farm, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet and touch lambs, chicks, calves, piglets … 1834 West Housatonic St. (Routes 20 and 41), Pittsfield, Mass. 413-443-0188, hancockshakervillage.org

 

Theater

Williams College ’62 Center — Cap & Bells, “Radium Girls,” 7:30 p.m. 1000 Main St., Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

Bennington College — “Sitcom” episodic performances students have written, rehearsed and prodeced in a week and a half, 10 p.m. DownCaf, 1 Bennington College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

 

Friday, April 22

Community

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires — First Night Passover Seder 6:30 p.m. led by Rabbi David Weiner of Congregation Knesset Israel: a traditional seder experience with plenty of explanation, insight and song, matzoh, wine and Pesach meal. Children welcome. Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. 413-442-4360, jewishberkshires.org

 

Conversations

Williams College — Kai Zinn, California Intitute of Technology, gives Biology Class of 1960 talk, 1:10 p.m. Thompson Biology Room 112. Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

 

Dance

Williams College ’62 Center — Sankofa, Williams Step Team, performs percussive dance 8 p.m. Stepping, created by black fraternities in the mid-1900s, is influenced by military drill, South African gumboot, West African dance and hip-hop. Sankofa is from the Akan language of Ghana and translates in English to “stepping forward while looking back.” 1000 Main St., Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

 

Film

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers — Earth Day screening of “This Changes Everything,” documentary film by Naomi Klein looking at communities powerfully shaken by climate change, 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, Housatonic, Mass.  berkshirewomenwriters.org

 

Music

Meetinghouse Concert — Cantrip, Scottish / Vermont trio with fiddles, bagpipe and guitar, 8 p.m. 108 School St., Bennington, Vt., uubennington.org

 

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Spring wildflower festival 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with guided tours; children’s tour and science activities 10 a.m. Spying on Spring Peepers night walk 6 p.m. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 413-298-3239, ext. 3013. thetrustees.org

Hancock Shaker Village — Baby animals on the Shaker farm, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet and touch lambs, chicks, calves, piglets … 1834 West Housatonic St. (Routes 20 and 41), Pittsfield, Mass. 413-443-0188, hancockshakervillage.org

Mass Audubon — Bird walk looking for spring newcomers, 8 a.m., Canoe Meadows sanctuary, Holmes Road, Pittsfield, Mass. 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

 

Theater

Hubbard Hall — Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” witchcraft frenzy in puritanical Salem, 8 p.m. 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 518-677-2495, hubbardhall.org

Williams College ’62 Center — Cap & Bells, “Radium Girls,” 7:30 p.m. 1000 Main St., Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

 

Saturday, April 23

 

Art

IS183 — Book arts workshop, make an accordion-style photo album, 1 to 5 p.m. Messenger Press Studio, Beaver Mill, 189 Beaver St., North Adams. 413-298-5252, is183.org

 

Dance

Mass MoCA — “ZviDance: On the Road” 8 p.m. Multimedia performance on 1960s and the Beat Generation’s social rebellion. Co-presented with Jacob’s Pillow. 87 Marshall St., North Adams. 413-662-2111, massmoca.org

Williams College ’62 Center — Sankofa, Williams Step Team, performs percussive dance 8 p.m. Stepping, created by black fraternities in the mid-1900s, is influenced by military drill, South African gumboot, West African dance and hip-hop. Sankofa is from the Akan language of Ghana and translates in English to “stepping forward while looking back.” 1000 Main St., Williamstown. williams.edu

 

History

Naumkeag: Historic home of the Choate family designed in the 1880s by McKim, Mead & White with world-famous gardens by Fletcher Steele opens for weekend house tours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trustees of Reservations property, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-3239, ext. 3008. thetrustees.org.

 

Music

Hancock Shaker Village — David Grover family concert 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. 1834 West Housatonic St. (Routes 20 and 41), Pittsfield, Mass. 413-443-0188, hancockshakervillage.org

Paramount Theatre — Aaron Tippen, South Carolinian country music, 8 p.m. 30 Center St., Rutland, Vt. 802-775-0903,  paramountvt.org

Williams College — Helen Tang ’16 in concert, 3 p.m., free. György Kurtág wors from Játékok, with their original inspirations. Debussy’s La fille aux cheveux de lin, Bach’s Toccata in C Minor, selections from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and Schubert. Bernhard Music Building, 54 Chapin Hall Drive. Gospel Choir in concert 7 p.m. in Chapin Hall. Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

 

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Spring wildflower festival 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with guided tours on 329 acres near the Housatonic River, quartzite and marble outcrops with 800 species of plants and unusual variety of ferns. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 413-298-3239, ext. 3013. thetrustees.org

Hancock Shaker Village — Baby animals on the Shaker farm, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet and touch lambs, chicks, calves, piglets … 1834 West Housatonic St. (Routes 20 and 41), Pittsfield, Mass. 413-443-0188, hancockshakervillage.org

Mass Audubon — Volunteer Day 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, Mass. 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

 

Theater

Hubbard Hall — Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” witchcraft frenzy in puritanical Salem, 2 and 8 p.m. 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 518-677-2495, hubbardhall.org

Williams College ’62 Center — Cap & Bells, “Radium Girls,” 7:30 p.m. 1000 Main St., Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

 

Sunday, April 24

 

Books and Writers

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers — Lean In group with Berkshire Magazine editor Anastasia Stanmeyer and Jennifer Browdy, 3 p.m. Shaker Dam Coffee House and Stanmeyer Gallery, 2 Main St., Stockbridge. berkshirewomenwriters.org

 

Film

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Bolshoi Ballet’s “Don Quixote,” broadcast live in HD,1 p.m. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass. 413-528-0100, mahaiwe.org

 

Food

Dorset Farmers Market — Vegetables and fruits, home baked breads and pastries, artisan cheeses and wines, grass-fed meat and poultry, free-range eggs, canned condiments and pickled produce, specialty goods, hot foods, Vermont crafts, and live, local music. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at J.K. Adams, 1430 Route 30, Dorset, Vt. 802-353-9656, dorsetfarmersmarket.com

 

History

Naumkeag: Historic home of the Choate family designed in the 1880s by McKim, Mead & White with world-famous gardens by Fletcher Steele opens for weekend house tours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trustees of Reservations property, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-3239, ext. 3008. thetrustees.org.

 

Music

Troy City Music Hall — Dueling Brothers, Albany Pro Musica artistic director Jose Daniel on organ and his brother, Marcos Daniel, on piano, 3 p.m. 30 Second St., Troy, N.Y. 518-273-8945, troymusichall.org

 

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Life in a vernal pool 1 to 3 p.m., look for egg masses of wood frogs and salamanders, fairy shrimp and fingernail clams Spring wildflower festival 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with guided tours on 329 acres near the Housatonic River. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 413-298-3239, ext. 3013. thetrustees.org

Hancock Shaker Village — Baby animals on the Shaker farm, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet and touch lambs, chicks, calves, piglets … 1834 West Housatonic St. (Routes 20 and 41), Pittsfield, Mass. 413-443-0188, hancockshakervillage.org

Hoffmann bird club — Leisurely morning walk looking for birds in Williamstown and South Williamstown. Meet 7:30 a.m. at Field Farm on Sloan Road., S. Williamstown. Leaders Carrie Jones, 413-884-2661, or Chuck Johnson, 978-505-9139

 

Theater

Hubbard Hall — Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” witchcraft frenzy in puritanical Salem, 2 p.m. 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 518-677-2495, hubbardhall.org

 

‘How to Dance in Ohio’ will screen at Mass MoCA. Image courtesy of Mass MoCA.

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