Week ahead March 21 to 27

Monday, March 21

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

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires — “Plucked from the Headlines” talk on current events with Edward Insley, CEO of Business Gravity,10:45 a.m., free. Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. 413-442-4360, jewishberkshires.org

 

Food

Berkshire Grown — March Maple Dinner made by Berkshire shefs with local ingredients, to benefit Berkshire Grown and Share the Bounty. 6 p.m. hors d’oeuvres, 7 p.m. dinner and live auction. Cranwell Resort, 55 Lee Road (Route 20), Lenox. berkshiregrown.org

 

Tuesday, March 22

 

Film

Berkshire Athenaeum — “My Cousin Vinny,” 6 p.m., legal comedy with Marisa Tomei about a Southern murder case with Berkshire Law Library and Berkshire Bar Association. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-449-9480, pittsfieldlibrary.org

 

Thursday, March 24

 

Art

Clark Art Institute — Youth art month activity, personal stamps, 3 p.m. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

 

Books & Writers

Battenkill Books — Poetry night, bring original or well-known work to share, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cambridge, N.Y., 518-677-2515, battenkillbooks.com

 

Music

Colonial Theatre — John Mayall, singer, pianist, harmonica player, guitarist, songwriter and godfather of British blues, 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

Troy City Music Hall — Toshi Reagon, rock, blues, R&B, country, folk, spirituals and funk, 7:30 p.m. 30 Second St., Troy, N.Y. 518-273-8945, troymusichall.org

 

Theater

Weston Playhouse — Weston 101 series talk 7 p.m. on “Mama Mia,” play in Weston’s summer 2016 lineup, Burr & Burton Academy, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester, Vt. 802-824-8167 x104 or pgoodeve@westonplayhouse.org.

 

Friday, March 25

 

Art

ArtSalon — An evening of emerging artists in Pioneer Valley, 6 p.m. with refreshments Artists will present their work PechaKucha-style in conversation and images. 948 Conway Road, Ashfield, Mass. 413-628-0277, doubleedgetheatre.org

 

Outdoors

Mass Audubon — Signs of Spring, 10 a.m. Canoe Meadows sanctuary, Holmes Road, Pittsfield, Mass. 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

 

Theater

Ghent Playhouse — “Boeing, Boeing,” romantic farce, 8 p.m. 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y. 518-392-6264, ghentplayhouse.org

 

Saturday, March 26

 

Art

Bennington Museum — “3D Digital: Here and Now” exhibit opens in collaboration with Bennington College. Vincent Longo and Jen Morris exhibits, annual student art exhibition. Grandma Moses gallery, local artist, artisans, history. 75 Main St., Route 9, Bennington, Vt. benningtonmuseum.org

Mass MoCA — Alex Da Corte, “Free Roses” exhibit opens. 87 Marshall St., North Adams. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 413-662-2111, massmoca.org

 

Kids

Berkshire Co-op Market — DIY Kids: Coloring Easter eggs with natural dyes, 10:30 a.m. 42 Bridge St., Great Barrington. 413-528-9697, berkshire.coop

 

Music

Colonial Theatre — Kansas to perform in Life without Limits concert to benefit UPC of Berkshire Count, 7:30 p.m. 111 South St., Pittsfield. 413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org

Mass MoCAM is Black Enough — steelpan, cello, text, and voice with cellist Jeffrey Zeigler of Kronos Quartet fame, composer and percussionist Andy Akiho and poet Roger Bonair-Agard, 8 p.m. 87 Marshall St., North Adams. 413-662-2111, massmoca.org

 

Outdoors

Mass Audubon — Bat house building workshop 10 a.m. Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, Mass. 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

Berkshire Knapsackers — Taconic Crest Trail, snowshoe or hike, 7 or 8 miles from Robinson Hollow over Misery Mountain to Mattison Hollow. Bring lunch, snacks and water. 413-443-9562 berkshireknapsackers.org

 

Theater

Ghent Playhouse — “Boeing, Boeing,” romantic farce, 8 p.m. 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y. 518-392-6264, ghentplayhouse.org

 

Sunday, March 27

 

Happy Easter

 

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

 

Photo at the top: Bluesman John Mayall will perform at the Colonial Theatre. Photo by Arnie Goodman, courtesy of John Mayall.

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