Week ahead Nov. 7 to 13

In election week, poets and printmakers, artists and musicians are coming to visit. In the photo above, Images Cinema and Williams College are collaborating to screen ‘Dreamcatcher.’ Photo courtesy of Images Cinema

 

Monday Nov. 7

 

Conversations

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Brooke Lehman, activist at the Watershed Centre, talk 5 p.m. in “Who the People” lecture series. Blodgett House, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. 413-644-4400, simons-rock.edu

 

Outdoors

Hoffmann Bird Club — Monthly meeting and talk, ‘To Know the Crow: Insights and Stories From Over a Quarter Century of Crow Study’ with Kevin McGowan, Ph.D. Project Manager of Distance Learning in Bird Biology, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 7 p.m. Guardian Life Insurance, 700 South St. Pittsfield  hoffmannbirdclub.org

 

Tuesday Nov. 8

 

Art

Bennington College — Visual Arts Lecture Series: Andrew Raftery, printmaker with work in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the British Museum. 7 p.m. Tishman Lecture Hall 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

 

Wednesday Nov. 9

 

Books and Writing

Bennington College — Poetry at Bennington presents Rae Armantrout, author of several collections of poetry and director of the New Writing Series at UCSD, and Monica Youn, author of Barter (2003) and Ignatz (2010), a finalist for the National Book Award, who teaches poetry at Princeton. 7 p.m., Tishman Lecture Hall 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

 

Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — ‘The Art and Science of Display Pyrotechnics,’ 5:30 p.m. with Robert Saltzman of the Pyrotechnics Guild International. Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy, 57 Seminary Ave. Manchester, Vt. 802-867-0111, greenmtnacademy.org

 

Film

Images Cinema — ‘Dreamcatcher’ documentary 7 p.m. with Brenda Myers-Powell, a former prostitute who helps youth and women change their lives. 50 Spring St., Williamstown. 413-458-1039, imagescinema.org

 

Thursday Nov. 10

 

Art

Williams College Museum of Art — ‘Defacement,’ Ambivalence, Identity and Black Lives Matter 6 p.m. — writer and activist Chaédria LaBouvier ’07 moderates a panel with Pérez Art Museum Director Franklin Sirmans and Jordana Saggese, Professor of Visual Studies at the California College of the Arts involving Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1983 painting. Part of ’Basquiat and Black Lives Matter’ series of talks about police brutality, black identity and the Black Lives Matter movement. 15 Lawrence Hall drive, Williamstown 413-597-2429, wcma.williams.edu

 

Books and Writing

The Bookstore — Safiya Sinclair, Amy Clampitt Poet In Residence and Winner of the 2016 Whiting Award, reads from her work, 5:30 p.m. Get Lit Wine Bar, 11 Housatonic St., Lenox, 413-637-3390, bookstoreinlenox.com

 

Conversations

Williams College — Jennifer Granholm and Scott Brown on elections, 8 p.m. MainStage ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu

 

Theater

Williams College — ‘The Shriker’ by Caryl Churchill 7:30 p.m., if the earth could speak, would it heal or assassinate? Naturalism, horror and magic realism. Williamstheatre, CenterStage, ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu

 

Friday Nov. 11

 

Art

Norman Rockwell Museum — Afloat and Ashore: Rockwell’s Soldiers, 3 p.m. Veteran’s Day exploration of images Rockwell created in his time in the Navy in World War I and afterward. Norman Rockwell in Detail talk, 1:30 p.m. Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-4100, nrm.org 9 Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-4100; nrm.org

 

Holiday

Mission House — Wreath-making and wine tasting, 7 p.m. with locally harvested materials. Route 7, Stockbridge 413-298-3239, ext. 3016, thetrustees.org

 

Theater

Made in the Berkshires — 6th annual 3-day festival of theater, live music, film, storytelling, dance and visual art in many medias. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. madeintheberkshires.org

Williams College — ‘the Shriker’ by Caryl Churchill 7:30 p.m., if the earth could speak, would it heal or assassinate? Naturalism, horror and magic realism. Williamstheatre, CenterStage, ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu

 

Saturday Nov. 12

 

Art

Shire city Sanctuary — Sewing circle 1 to 3 p.m. with instruction on new machines; projects welcome. 40 Melville St., Pittsfield. 413-236-9600, shirecitysanctuary.com

Williams College Museum of Art — Student Choice tours 1 p.m. — students in many disciplines highlight favorite works in the galleries from David Zink Yi solo show, ‘State of Obedience’ works in many media,’Ritual Series’ by Michale Singer, ‘The Anxiety of Influence: European and American Art 1689-1913,’ ‘Not Set in Stone: Architectural Fragments from the Collections,’ Object Lab and Sol LeWitt: On the Wall. 15 Lawrence Hall drive, Williamstown 413-597-2429, wcma.williams.edu

 

Conversations

Ventfort Hall — Hissing Cousins tea and talk 3:30 p.m.: Authors Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer on the rivalry between Frst Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her cousin, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter and arguably the century’s first global celebrity. 104 Walker St., Lenox. 413-637-3206, gildedage.org

 

Family

Norman Rockwell Museum — ‘Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning’ exhibit opens, a tribute to the inventors of cartoons from 1958 through the 1980s — The Yogi Bear Show, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Jonny Quest, Scooby-Doo and more. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-4100, nrm.org

 

History

Columbia County Historical Society — Peter Cipkowski on the once-numerous toll houses of Columbia County, 5 p.m. Kinderhook, N.Y. 518-758-9265, cchsny.org

 

Holidays

44th Annual Holiday Handcraft Fair — Crafts, art, silent auction, cookies and raffles, children’s games and crafts, entertainment from Roger the Jester, Blue Rider ponies, puppets and illusionist. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rudolf Steiner School, 35 West Plain Road, Great Barrington. 413-528-4016, gbrss.org

 

Music

Mass MoCA — Eisa Davis in concert, 8 p.m. Singer, songwriter and House of Cards actor performs minimalist soul music. 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. 413-662-2111; massmoca.org

Peru Library — Jazz and art 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. concert with Banulis and Miller. Silent art auction through Nov. 19 to benefit the library. 6 West Road, Route 143, Peru. 413-655-8650

Sandisfield Arts Center — ‘Crazy World,’ 8 p.m. Linda Mironti in a Cabaret performance with Italian folk songs. 5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield. 413-258-4100, sandisfieldartscenter.org

Sage City Symphony — Sun Treader by Carl Ruggles, Don Quixote by Richard Strauss, combining forces with the Windham Orchestra of Brattleboro, Vt. 7 p.m., Shaftsbury Elementary School, 150 Buck Hill Road, Shaftsbury, Vt. sagecitysymphony.org

 

Outdoors

Hoffmann Bird Club — Northwest Connecticut Waterfowl Census, 7 a.m. Join the exporation of lakes and wetlands. Bring lunch and a scope. Meet at Bartholomew’s Cobble, Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 413-429-5025, hoffmannbirdclub.org

Naumkeag — Stories in the Sky, 7 p.m. Find and learn constellations. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-3239 est. 3008, thetrustees.org

 

Theater

Bennington College — ‘August: Osage County’ 8 p.m., Three generations of an Oklahoma family gather for the ultimate dysfunctional reunion. VAPA Lester Martin Theater, 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Green Mountain Academy — ‘National Theatre Live: The Deep Blue Sea,’ 3 p.m. with Helen McCrory in Terence Rattigan’s drama. Riley Center for the Arts, Burr and Burton Academy, 57 Seminary Ave. Manchester, Vt. 802-867-0111, greenmtnacademy.org

Hubbard Hall — ‘My Journey to the Center of the Earth,’ 7:30 p.m. Guitarist, writer and actor John Sheldon, 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 518-677-2495, hubbardhall.org

Made in the Berkshires — 6th annual 3-day festival of theater, live music, film, storytelling, dance and visual art in many medias. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. madeintheberkshires.org

Williams College — ‘The Shriker’ by Caryl Churchill 7:30 p.m., if the earth could speak, would it heal or assassinate? Naturalism, horror and magic realism. Williamstheatre, CenterStage, ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu

 

Sunday Nov. 13

 

Music

Sage City Symphony — Sun Treader by Carl Ruggles, Don Quixote by Richard Strauss, 3 p.m., combining forces with the Windham Orchestra of Brattleboro Vt. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. sagecitysymphony.org

 

Outdoors

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Rooted in Place: Creating Gardens that Respond to the Local Landscape 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with Claudia West on plant communities, Tom Wessels on sustainable natural systems, Annie White on perrenials for Northeast gardens and Thomas Christopher on ecological garden maintenance. Route 183 and Route 102, Stockbridge. 413-298-3926, berkshirebotanical.org.

 

Theater

Bennington College — ‘August: Osage County’ 8 p.m., Three generations of an Oklahoma family gather for the ultimate dysfunctional reunion. VAPA Lester Martin Theater, 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Hubbard Hall — ‘My Journey to the Center of the Earth,’ 2 p.m. Guitarist, writer and actor John Sheldon, 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 518-677-2495, hubbardhall.org

Made in the Berkshires — 6th annual 3-day festival of theater, live music, film, storytelling, dance and visual art in many medias. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. madeintheberkshires.org

Williams College — ‘The Shriker’ by Caryl Churchill 2 p.m., if the earth could speak, would it heal or assassinate? Naturalism, horror and magic realism. Williamstheatre, CenterStage, ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu

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