Week ahead Feb. 22 to 28

Bluegrass, Creole fiddle, a songwriter walking in Memphis, Tuvan throat singing, Korean story-song … this week is full of music. Community and student musicians will even play and sing all night long in Thompson Chapel at Williams College. For a calendar through May, step this way.

 

Monday, Feb. 22

 

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. bloomsdayinwilliamstown@gmail.com

 

Conversations

Williams College —“Framing Ferguson: Religious Faith, Riteous Feminists and Holy Fire,” 7 p.m. Jennifer Harvey, professor of religion at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, explores religious and secular prespectives on the Civil Rights Movements to help understand the current the racial climate. Griffin Hall room 3, Route 2, Williamstown. williams.edu

 

Film

Berkshire Museum — Oscar-nominated short films: Documentaries 1:30 and 7 p.m. — “Body Team 12,” “Claud Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah,” “Chau Beyond the Lines,” “A Girl in the River,” “Last Day of Freedom.” Little Cinema. 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-447-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

Images Cinema — “Abus de faibless (Abuse of Weakness)” 7 p.m., free. Maud, a strong-willed filmmaker who suffers a stroke, meets Vilko, a con man who swindles celebrities. “In / dependence: Capturing Women in (New) French Cinema” series with Williams College. 50 Spring St., Williamstown. williams.edu, 413-458-5612, imagescinema.org

 

Outdoors

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Center for Food Studies panel on Pesticides and Permaculture, 7 p.m., on traditional and alternative Models of Farming. Free. Michelle Mart, associate professor of history at Penn State University, on her investigation of continued widespread pesticide use in “Pesticides, A Love Story: America’s Enduring Embrace of Dangerous Chemicals”; Josh Trought, founder and director of D Acres, a farm-based education center in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, on sustainable farming. Lecture center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. simons-rock.edu

 

Tuesday, Feb. 23

 

Art

Clark Art Institute — Kavita Singh presents ‘Museums, Heritage, Culture: Into the Conflict Zone,” 5:30 p.m. How museums have caused mistrust and crisis. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

Williams College — “A Wandering Sukkah,” 7 p.m. Danielle Durschlag and Ryan Frank talk about their public art piece that that traveled to New York City’s five boroughs in September 2015, offering solace and curated sky views to New Yorkers of all backgrounds during the holiday of Sukkot in fall 2015. Schapiro Hall 129, 24 Hopkins Hall Drive, off Route 2, Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

 

Conversations

Northshire Bookstore — Death Café, a group discussion to consider death and make the most of life. 5 p.m. 4869 Main St., Manchester Center, Vt. 802-362-2200, northshire.com

Williams College — “The Healing Power of Food” with Dr. Cindy Geyer, medical director at Canyon Ranch, 7 p.m., Griffin Hall room 3. Route 2, Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

 

Wednesday, Feb. 24

 

Music

Colonial Theatre — Laugh Lounge series: Ben Kronberg, comedy and music, 8 p.m. 111 South St., Pittsfield. 413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org

Williams College — Chan E. Park performs Korean P’ansori, story-singing, 8 p.m. Bernhard Music Building, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, off Route 2, Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

 

Outdoors

Berkshire Natural Resources Council — Explore Toole Wildlife Preserve, 10 a.m. Recently preserved 111 acres with beaver ponds and views of Lenox Mountain. Accessible now only in winter when ponds are frozen over. Meet behind Hampton Inn & Suites, 445 Pittsfield Road (Routes 7 & 20), Lenox. bnrc.net

 

Theater

Shakespeare & Company — “Twelfth Night” 10 a.m., Northeast Regional Tour at Tina Packer Playhouse, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. 413-637-3353, shakespeare.org

 

Thursday, Feb. 25

 

Art

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Art talk with painter Julia Hefferman, to go with “World Without End” exhibit on view through March 21. Oil paintings explore environmental catastrophes and human roles as nature’s keeper. Daniel Arts Center, Hillman Jackson Gallery, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. simons-rock.edu

Williams College Museum of Art — “African Art against the State,” contemporary African artists and traditional artwork, curator’s insights, noon. Tour WCMA with students, 4:30 p.m. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive off Route 2, Williams College, Williamstown. wcma.williams.edu

 

Books & Writers

Battenkill Books — Poetry night, bring original or well-known work to share, 1:15 to 8:30 p.m. Cambridge, N.Y., 518-677-2515, battenkillbooks.com

 

Community

Boots and Baskets — Basket raffle to benefit Dorset Equine Rescue, 5 to 8 p.m. at The Reluctant Panther restaurant, drawing at 7 p.m. dorsetequinerescue.org

 

Conversations

Williams College — “From the Tide Pool ot the Stars … and Back Again,” early caregiving and human development, talk with Amy Hane, professpr of psychology, 4:15 p.m. Wege Auditorium, 47 Lab Campus Drive. Borderlinks: Williams students talk about Winter Study trip to Chiapas, Mexico, and Guatemalan border, 7 p.m. Griffin Hall room 3. Williamstown. wcma.williams.edu

 

Dance

Bennington College — New work, “West,” by Anna Rogovoy, 7 p.m., celebrating 40th anniverary of VAPA Theatre. 1 Bennington College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

 

Music

Colonial Theatre — Marc Cohn, Grammy-winning singer songwriter and pianist known for “Walking in Memphis,” 8 p.m. 111 South St., Pittsfield. 413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org

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

Williams College — Violist Nadia Sirota, creator of hit radio show “Meet the Composer,” performance and talk on making great radio, 5 p.m. Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williams College, Williamstown. williams.edu

 

Theater

Paramount Theatre — “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” by Edward Albee, 7:30 p.m. 30 Center St., Rutland, Vt. 802-775-0903, paramountvt.org

Shakespeare & Company — “Macbeth” 10 a.m., Northeast Regional Tour at Tina Packer Playhouse, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. 413-637-3353, shakespeare.org

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 7 p.m. on “Forever,” play in Weston’s summer 2016 lineup, Burr & Burton Academy, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester, Vt. 802-824-8167, westonplayhouse.org.

 

Friday, Feb. 26

 

Art

ArtSalon — An evening of emerging artists in Pioneer Valley. Artists Fafnir Adamites, Elizabeth Whyte Schulze, Pat Bennett, Nathan Hanford and Mark Shapiro will present their work PechaKucha-style in conversation and images. Snow Farm, 5 Clary Road, Williamsburg, Mass.

Makers Mill — “Prayer Flag” workshop, 7 to 9 p.m. Screenprinting and sewing flags with hopes for the year. Continued from last Friday. Community maker space at 73 Main St., North Adams. northadamsmakersmill.org

 

Conversations

The Human Library project — “check out” a human “book” and hear stories from volunteers willing to share their lives, 1 to 4 p.m., Paresky Center off Route 2, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

Northshire Bookstore — “Fast into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail,” 7 p.m. 4869 Main St., Manchester Center, Vt. 802-362-2200, northshire.com

Williams Log Lunch — “Advancing the Solar Industry in New England,” talk with Dan Bosley, New England Energy Council, noon Williamstown. The Log, 78 Spring St., Williamstown. williams.edu

 

Film

Berkshire Museum — Oscar-nominated short films: Animations 4 and 7 p.m. — “Bear Story,” “Prologue,” “Sanjay’s Super Team,” “World of Tomorrow,” “We Can’t Live without Cosmos”. Little Cinema. 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-447-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

Mason Library — “Hotel Transylvania 2,” Dracula and friends care for his grandson. 6:15 p.m. 231 Main St., Great Barrington. 413-528-2403, gblibraries

 

Music

Bennington College — ALASH in concert, 8 p.m. Bady-Dorzhu Ondar, Ayan-ool Sam and Ayan Shirizhik have won numerous international awards in Tuvan throat singing. Deane Carriage Barn, 1 Bennington College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Paramount Theatre — Time Machine, Pink Floyd show, 8 p.m. 30 Center St., Rutland, Vt. 802-775-0903, paramountvt.org

Troy City Music Hall — Bridge Jazz Festival with singer Nnenna Freelon and guitarist Pierre Bensusan, 7:30 p.m. 30 Second St., Troy, N.Y. 518-273-8945, troymusichall.org

Williams College — All-night Marathon of Voices, sunrise to sunset beginning at 5 p.m. Singers and groups from across the community perform. Thompson Chapel, 860 Main St., Williamstown. williams.edu

 

Theater

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — “Nowhere Land,” written and directed by Naida West, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., explores the psychological damage that solitary confinement has on people aims and its pervasive use in the U.S. legal system, especially for LGBT and mentally ill people who have been incarcerated. Daniel Arts Center, Hillman Jackson Gallery, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. simons-rock.edu

Paramount Theatre — “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” by Edward Albee, 7:30 p.m. 30 Center St., Rutland, Vt. 802-775-0903, paramountvt.org

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

 

Saturday, Feb. 27

 

Art

Clark Art Institute — Lunchtime talk about Carpeaux sculpture, 12:30 p.m. Collector Speaks: Private collector Jon Landau, art dealer Andrew Butterfield and former Clark senior curator Richard Rand talk about Renaissance and 19th-century painting and sculpture, 3 p.m. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

OMI International Arts Center — Anne Lindberg, “fold and unfold,” artist talk 1 p.m. on drawings and fiber sculptures on view through March 13. N.Y. 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y. artomi.org

Shire City Sanctuary — Sweater dress chop shop with Crispina ffrench. Maker space, 40 Melville St., Pittsfield. 413-236-9600, shirecitysanctuary.com

 

Books

Northshire Bookstore — John Hadden, “Conversations with a Masked Man: My Father, the CIA and Me,” 7 p.m. 4869 Main St., Manchester Center, Vt. 802-362-2200, northshire.com

 

Conversations

The Human Library project — “check out” a human “book” and hear stories from volunteers willing to share their lives, 1 to 4 p.m., Paresky Center off Route 2, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. williams.edu

Williams College — “Taste and See,” a celebration of black religious traditions 2 p.m. with the Rev. Starsky Wilson of St. Louis, Missouri, who serves on the Ferguson Commission for addressing racial tensions and preventing police brutality in the region and has led several campaigns on voter mobilization, violence prevention, and economic empowerment. Performances by the Williams College Gospel Choir. Refreshments served and all welcome. Free. Thompson Chapel, 860 Main St., Williamstown. williams.edu

 

Dance

Manos Unidas — Hands Helping Hands Multicultural Educational Cooperative for the Second Edition of World Groove Dancein “Rise Up” 8 p.m. to midnight with live dance instruction highlighting many forms and a live auction fro local businesses.
Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

 

Film

Berkshire Museum — Oscar-nominated short films: Animations 7 p.m. — “Bear Story,” “Prologue,” “Sanjay’s Super Team,” “World of Tomorrow,” “We Can’t Live without Cosmos”. Little Cinema. 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-447-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

Images Cinema — Kevin Lee and the Video Essay, rising leader of a new art form, “100 Years of Images: A Centennial Film Series,” 2 p.m. 50 Spring St., Williamstown. 413-458-5612, imagescinema.org

 

Kids

Berkshire Co-op Market — DIY Kids: Healing salves, make simple products from natural ingredients, 3:30 p.m. 42 Bridge St., Great Barrington. 413-528-9697, berkshire.coop

Berkshire Museum — Kitchen Kaboom, safe and fun science with household materials, 11 a.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-447-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

 

Music

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Evening with Del and Dawg, Del McCoury and David Grisman, bluegrass classic friendship, 8 p.m. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass. 413-528-0100, mahaiwe.org

Massry Center for the Arts — Bridge Jazz Festival with Arch Stanton Quartet, the No BS! Brass Band and Delfeayo and Ellis Marsalis, 7 p.m. College of St. Rose, 432 Western Ave., Albany, N.Y. 800-637-8556, strose.edu

Shire City Sanctuary — Debut of Shire City Rhythm Swing Dance Night. Maker space, 40 Melville St., Pittsfield. 413-236-9600, shirecitysanctuary.com

Troy City Music Hall — From Broadway to the Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. 30 Second St., Troy, N.Y. 518-273-8945, troymusichall.org

Vermont Arts Exchange — Basement Music Series returns with Tessa Souter, Born in England, the daughter of Trinidadian and English parents, award-winning New York-based vocalist, composer and lyricist, 8 p.m. Performing a mix of jazz and stunning originals with the soul and passion of flamenco, Indian and Middle Eastern music. Masonic Hall, 504 Main St., Bennington, Vt. 802-442-5549, vtartsxchange.com

 

Outdoors

American Museum of Fly Fishing — Fit to Be Tyed 2 to 6 p.m., workshops with fly-tyers for all levels. AMFF and Pig Farm Ink host an Iron Fly and Classic Tie competition 6 to 8 p.m. with free pizza from Christos’ and a cash bar from Otter Creek brewery: fly tying meets Iron Chef in a battle to make the ultimate fish snack from the same set of mystery ingredients.104 Main St., Manchester, Vt. 802-362-3300, amff.com

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Maple Sugaring at Home workshop 1 p.m. with youth education coordinator Chris Wellins in the garden’s sugarbush 5 West Stockbridge Road, Routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-3926, berkshirebotanical.org

Berkshire Knapsackers — Berlin Mountain via Class of ’33 Trail, then to Taconic Crest Trail and Berlin Pass Trail.Views from the summit and a waterfallon the WRLF Loop Trail, almost 5 miles. 413-281-3303, berkshireknapsackers.org

Berkshire Natural Resources Council — Explore Toole Wildlife Preserve, 10 a.m. Recently preserved 111 acres with beaver ponds and views of Lenox Mountain. Accessible now only in winter when ponds are frozen over. Meet behind Hampton Inn & Suites, 445 Pittsfield Road (Routes 7 & 20), Lenox. bnrc.net

Mass Audubon — Family snowshoe hike, 10:30 a.m. Canoe Meadows sanctuary, Holmes Road, Pittsfield, Mass. 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

 

Theater

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — “Nowhere Land,” written and directed by Naida West, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., explores the psychological damage that solitary confinement has on people aims and its pervasive use in the U.S. legal system, especially for LGBT and mentally ill people who have been incarcerated. Daniel Arts Center, Hillman Jackson Gallery, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. simons-rock.edu

Paramount Theatre — Comedian Paula Poundstone performs, 8 p.m. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” by Edward Albee, 7:30 p.m. 30 Center St., Rutland, Vt. 802-775-0903, paramountvt.org

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

Weston Playhouse — “Bella: An American Tale,” winner of Weston’s new musical award, cast of Broadway actors/singers, perform selections 8 p.m. 703 Main St., Weston, Vt. 802-824-8167, westonplayhouse.org

 

Sunday, Feb. 28

 

Art

Hubbard Hall — Curiosity forum with artist Leslie Parke on her “pairings” project, 2 p.m. 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 518-677-2495, hubbardhall.org

Shire City Sanctuary — Sweater dress chop shop with Crispina ffrench. Maker space, 40 Melville St., Pittsfield. 413-236-9600, shirecitysanctuary.com

 

Books and Writers

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers — Reading with Suzi Banks Baum and women writers of her Posder Keg sessions, 2 p.m. No. 6 Depot, 6 Depot St., West Stockbridge. berkshirewomenwriters.org

 

Film

Berkshire Museum — Oscar-nominated short films: Animations 4 and 7 p.m. — “Bear Story,” “Prologue,” “Sanjay’s Super Team,” “World of Tomorrow,” “We Can’t Live without Cosmos”. Little Cinema. 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-447-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

Images Cinema — Oscars red carpet party with free admission, dressing up encouraged, contest to guess the inners, movie-themed cocktails, grilled cheese from Cricet Creek Farm. 50 Spring St., Williamstown. 413-458-5612, imagescinema.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

 

Music

Meetinghouse Concert — L’Esprit Creole, Louisiana fiddle with Dennis Stroughmatt, 8 p.m. 108 School St., Bennington, Vt., uubennington.org

Troy City Music Hall — Altan traditional Irish music, 7:30 p.m. 30 Second St., Troy, N.Y. 518-273-8945, troymusichall.org

Songwriting with Bernice Lewis — Workshop with nationally known singer / songwriter 11 a.m. Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams. 413-822-5267, cbiweb.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 / workshop on yoga, 2 to 4 p.m. Trustees of reservations property, Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 413-298-3239, ext. 3013. thetrustees.org

 

Theater

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — “As You Like It,” 3 p.m., broadcast live in HD from London’s National Theatre. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass. 413-528-0100, mahaiwe.org

Mass MoCA — “Aging Magician,” performance with magic and music, 2 p.m., an old man’s journey on Coney Island by theater-maker Rinde Eckert, composer Paola Prestini, director Julian Crouch, and instrument-maker Mark Stewart. 87 Marshall St., North Adams. 413-662-2111, massmoca.org

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

 

In the photo at top: Del McCoury and David Grisman will perform bluegrass at the Mahaiwe. Photo courtesy of the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center.

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