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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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


Saturday, March 26



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



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



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



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



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



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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