Week ahead Oct. 24 to 30

Countdown to Halloween — pumpkin walks, hay rides, haunted houses and ghost trains … In the photo at the top, a father and son paint a seasonal pumpkin. Photo by Susan Geller

 

Monday Oct. 24

 

Community

Clark Art Institute — Meet Me at the Clark, 2 p.m. program for adults with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

 

Conversations

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Exceptional Violence, 5 p.m. talk with Nikhil Pal Singh, Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University and Faculty Director of the NYU Prison Education Program, speaks in “Who the People” lecture series. Blodgett House, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. 413-644-4400, simons-rock.edu

 

Film

FilmColumbia — 17th annual festival of independent and international films presented by the Chatham Film Club programmed by Peter Biskind, film historian and contributing editor at Vanity Fair, with co-artistic director Laurence Kardish, senior curator emeritus for film and media at the Museum of Modern Art. Through Oct. 30. Crandell Theatre, 48 Main St., Chatham, N.Y. 518-392-3331, filmcolumbia.org

Images Cinema — ‘A Ballerina’s Tale,’ documentary about Misty Copeland, the first black principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, 7 p.m. 50 Spring St., Williamstown. 413-458-1039, imagescinema.org

 

Music

Williams College — Pianist Angela Hewitt, internationally known pianist celebrated for Bach, free master class 4:15 p.m. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown. 413-597-2127, music.williams.edu

 

Tuesday Oct. 25

 

Art

Bennington College — Visual Arts Lecture Series: Joshua Mosley, whose work has been exhibited and screened at the 2014 Whitney Biennial, the 2007 Venice Biennale, and the Museum of Modern Art, N.Y. 7 p.m., Tishman Lecture Hall 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Clark Art Institute — Maerten de Vos and the Renassiance In-Between, 5:30 p.m.: Stephanie Porras, assistant professor of art histor at Tulane University, speaks on 16-century Flemish artist who worked in Italy and whose work could be found across Europe, South-East Asia and the Americas., 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu.

 

Conversations 

Green Mountain Academy — ‘Challenge and Opportunity in Latin America,’ 5:30 p.m. with Martin Weinstein, Professor Emeritus at William Paterson University.  Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy, 57 Seminary Ave.Manchester, Vt. 802-867-0111, greenmtnacademy.org

 

Film

FilmColumbia — 17th annual festival of independent and international films presented by the Chatham Film Club programmed by Peter Biskind, film historian and contributing editor at Vanity Fair, with co-artistic director Laurence Kardish, senior curator emeritus for film and media at the Museum of Modern Art. Through Oct. 30. Crandell Theatre, 48 Main St., Chatham, N.Y. 518-392-3331, filmcolumbia.org

 

Music

Williams College — Pianist Angela Hewitt, internationally known pianist celebrated for Bach will perform, 8 p.m., free. Chapin Hall, 880 Main St., Williamstown. 413-597-2127, music.williams.edu

 

Wednesday Oct. 26

 

Art

Norman Rockwell Museum — “Presidents, Politics, and the Pen: The Influential Art of Thomas Nast,” gallery talk 3 p.m. on Political cartoonist Thomas Nast’s controversial career and the powerful images that shaped public opinion and several presidential elections. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge, 413-298-4100; nrm.org

Shire City Sanctuary — Introduction to screen-printing, create a t-shirt, 6 to 9 p.m. 40 Melville St., Pittsfield. 413-236-9600, shirecitysanctuary.com

 

Books and Writing

Bennington College — Poetry at Bennington presents Nick Flynn, author of Some Ether, Blind Huber, The Ticking is the Bomb, and Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, winner of the PEN/Martha Albrand Award. 7 p.m., Tishman Lecture Hall 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

 

Film

FilmColumbia — 17th annual festival of independent and international films presented by the Chatham Film Club programmed by Peter Biskind, film historian and contributing editor at Vanity Fair, with co-artistic director Laurence Kardish, senior curator emeritus for film and media at the Museum of Modern Art. Through Oct. 30. Crandell Theatre, 48 Main St., Chatham, N.Y. 518-392-3331, filmcolumbia.org

 

Music

Williams College — Music from China and Talujon, 8 p.m., free concert: Contemporary music for Chinese ensemble and percussion quartet: Zhou Long’s Tales from the cave, Harold Meltzer’s Guanzhou Circle, Xie Peng’s Ling Long, Qu Xiaosong’s Lam Mot, and Wang Guwei’s Drinking Alone with the Moon. Midweek Music in C, 12:15 p.m., free. Chapin Hall, 880 Main St. Williamstown. 413-597-2127, music.williams.edu

 

Theater

Berkshire Theatre Group — Laugh Lounge: Dave Hill, 8 p.m.: New York comedian who has nerformed worldwide and on Comedy Central’s @midnight, TruTV’s Comedy Knockout and more with storytelling and music. The Garage @ The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St. Pittsfield. 413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

Thursday Oct. 27

 

Art

Williams College Museum of Art — Close Look: artist Matthew Ronay in conversation with curator Anne Kelley, 4 p.m., on ‘State of Obedience’ exhibit, works in many media by Ronay, Barklay Hendricks, Mary Ellen Mark, Patty Chang, Glenn Ligon and others addressing violence, unease and stances against unjust actions. 15 Lawrence Hall drive, Williamstown 413-597-2429, wcma.williams.edu

 

Film

FilmColumbia — 17th annual festival of independent and international films presented by the Chatham Film Club programmed by Peter Biskind, film historian and contributing editor at Vanity Fair, with co-artistic director Laurence Kardish, senior curator emeritus for film and media at the Museum of Modern Art. Through Oct. 30. Crandell Theatre, 48 Main St., Chatham, N.Y. 518-392-3331, filmcolumbia.org

Hancock Shaker Village — Screening and Q&A with Robert Hite, 7 p.m.: Sculptor and photographer premieres two films about his work to celebrat his joint solo show at the village and at Berkshire Museum. 1843 West Housatonic St., Routes 20 and 41, Pittsfield. 413-443-7171, hancockshakervillage.org

 

Halloween

Clark Art Institute — Clark After Hours, 7 p.m. Supernatural evening with live music, local spirits and ghost stories in the galleries. 225 South St., Williamstown 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

Naumkeag — Haunted House 7 to 10 p.m.: Specters and phantoms in the carriage house. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, thetrustees.org

Spectrum Playhouse — Haunted House 5 to 8 p.m. 20 Franklin St., Lee. 413-394-5023, spectrumplayhouse.org

Stockbridge Cemetery — Luminaries: Exploring Stockbridge Cemetery 5 p.m. Halloween tour of the graves of local figures with cider and doughnut reception on the lawn by the bell tower and Old Town Hall. Main Street, Stockbridge. 413-298-4100; nrm.org

13 Nights at Jiminy — Haunted resort and tour of Jericho Valley’s haunted past with giant swing, zip ride and more. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. 37 Corey Road, Hancock. 13nightsatjiminy.com

 

Music

Williams College — Music from China and Talujon, free master Class 4:15 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown. 413-597-2127, music.williams.edu

 

Theater

Williams College — FroshReview, light-hearted show created and prformed by first-year students, 8 p.m. MainStage ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu

 

Friday Oct. 28

Film

FilmColumbia — 17th annual festival of independent and international films presented by the Chatham Film Club programmed by Peter Biskind, film historian and contributing editor at Vanity Fair, with co-artistic director Laurence Kardish, senior curator emeritus for film and media at the Museum of Modern Art. Through Oct. 30. Crandell Theatre, 48 Main St., Chatham, N.Y. 518-392-3331, filmcolumbia.org

 

Halloween

Naumkeag — Haunted House 7 to 10 p.m.: Specters and phantoms in the carriage house. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, thetrustees.org

Pittsfield Halloween Parade — Costumes, floats and family fun 7 p.m. along Tyler Street, Pittsfield. discoverpittsfield.com

Spectrum Playhouse — Haunted House 5 to 8 p.m. 20 Franklin St., Lee. 413-394-5023, spectrumplayhouse.org

13 Nights at Jiminy — Haunted resort and tour of Jericho Valley’s haunted past with giant swing, zip ride and more. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. 37 Corey Road, Hancock. 13nightsatjiminy.com

 

Music

The Egremont Barn — Aaron Comess Trio with James Maddock, 8:30 p.m. Comess, drummer and founding member of the Grammy-nominated band The Spin Doctors, with rock guitarist. 47 Route 23, Egremont. 413-528-1570, theegremontbarn.com

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Joshua Bell and Alessio Bax, 8 p.m., internationally celebrated violinist and pianist perform to benefit Mahaiwe’s year-round arts and education programs. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, 413-528-0100, mahaiwe.org

Mass MoCA — Helga Davis in concert, 8 p.m. Vocalist with an operatic range performs solo with her loop station in Nick Cave’s ‘Until’ exhibit. 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. 413-662-2111, massmoca.org

Williams College — Alice Giles, internationally acclaimed Australian-born harpist and artistic director of the Seven Harp Ensemble, performs 8 p.m., free. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown. 413-597-2127, music.williams.edu

 

Theater

Williams College — FroshReview, light-hearted show created and prformed by first-year students, 8 p.m. MainStage ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu

 

Saturday Oct. 29

Art

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

 

Community

Bennington Fallapalooza — Downtown fall festival with Bennington Farmers Market 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., an store-to-store trick-or-treating, roaming railroad, gifts, food, children’s activities and live entertainment 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 802-442-5758, betterbennington.com

Game Night for Grownups — Evening of entertainment 7 p.m. with the Berkshire Stonewall LGBTQ community. Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. 413-443-7903, berkshirestonewall.org

IS183 Art School — Oz Gala: Dinners in private homes 6 p.m. and dance party 8 p.m. at Shire City Sanctuary, 40 Melville St., Pittsfield. 413-298-5252, ext. 100, is183.org

 

Film

FilmColumbia — 17th annual festival of independent and international films presented by the Chatham Film Club programmed by Peter Biskind, film historian and contributing editor at Vanity Fair, with co-artistic director Laurence Kardish, senior curator emeritus for film and media at the Museum of Modern Art. Through Oct. 30. Crandell Theatre, 48 Main St., Chatham, N.Y. 518-392-3331, filmcolumbia.org

 

Food

Hancock Shaker Village — Harvest Supper. 4 p.m.: Tour of the historic Village, emphasizing the Shaker agricultural legacy, followed by a gourmet dinner in the Brick Dwelling with tastings of beer, wine, ale and spirits. 1843 West Housatonic St., Routes 20 and 41, Pittsfield. 413-443-0188; hancockshakervillage.org

 

Halloween

The Egremont Barn —Halloween dance party 8 to 11 p.m. 47 Route 23, Egremont. 413-528-1570, theegremontbarn.com

Hancock Shaker Village — Halloween at Hancock 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with trick-or-treating, fortune-telling and ghost stories. Costumes welcome (no masks, please). 1843 West Housatonic St., Routes 20 and 41, Pittsfield. 413-443-0188; hancockshakervillage.org

Hoosac Valley Service — Berkshire Scenic Railway arrated train rides between North Adams and Adams 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3 p.m. Legends Train with story of the Hoosac Tunnel, local ghost stories and walking tour of South view cemetery at dusk, 5:30 p.m. All trains will depart from 98 Crowley Ave., North Adams; approximately one hour round trip, 8 miles round trip. hoosacvsalleytrainride.com

Naumkeag — Haunted House 7 to 10 p.m.: Specters and phantoms in the carriage house. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, thetrustees.org

Ventfort Hall — Ghost Hunt 7 p.m.: Meet the Spirits at the mansion with Josh Mantello, the founder of Berkshire Paranormal, a paranormal research and investigative group based in North Adams. 104 Walker St., Lenox. 413-637-3206, gildedage.org

13 Nights at Jiminy — Haunted resort and tour of Jericho Valley’s haunted past with giant swing, zip ride and more. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. 37 Corey Road, Hancock. 13nightsatjiminy.com

 

Music

Clark Art Institute — Williams College A Cappella 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Ephoria all-women group performs in the morning and Octet all-male group in the afternoon. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

Mass Audubon — Volunteer day for trails, boardwalks and more 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Canoe Meadows, Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

Williams College — Zambezi Marimba Band, family days free concert, 8 p.m. in Chapin Hall. Alice Giles, internationally acclaimed Australian-born harpist and artistic director of the Seven Harp Ensemble, free master class, 10 a.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown. 413-597-2127, music.williams.edu

 

Theater

Williams College — FroshReview, light-hearted show created and prformed by first-year students, 8 p.m. MainStage ’62 Center, 1000 Main St. Williamstown. williams.edu

 

Sunday Oct. 30

 

Community

Hoosac Valley Service — Berkshire Scenic Railway arrated train rides between North Adams and Adams 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3 p.m. All trains will depart from 98 Crowley Ave., North Adams; approximately one hour round trip, 8 miles round trip. hoosacvsalleytrainride.com

 

Film

FilmColumbia — 17th annual festival of independent and international films presented by the Chatham Film Club programmed by Peter Biskind, film historian and contributing editor at Vanity Fair, with co-artistic director Laurence Kardish, senior curator emeritus for film and media at the Museum of Modern Art. Through Oct. 30. Crandell Theatre, 48 Main St., Chatham, N.Y. 518-392-3331, filmcolumbia.org

 

Halloween

Berkshire Carousel — Trick-or-Treating and costume contest 2 to 4 p.m. Open hours noon to 5 p.m. 50 Center St., Pittsfield. 413-499-0457, berkshirecarousel.com

Dalton Halloween Parade — Annual procession and costume show-off from Old Nessacus on Glennon Ave. down Main Street to the Dalton CRA. 400 Main St., dalton. 413-684-0260, daltoncra.org

Houghton Mansion — Ghost tours 6 p.m. Looking for local spirits. 172 Church St., North Adams. 413-663-3486, houghtonmansionghosttours.org

Naumkeag — Haunted House 7 to 10 p.m.: Specters and phantoms in the carriage house. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, thetrustees.org

13 Nights at Jiminy — Haunted resort and tour of Jericho Valley’s haunted past with giant swing, zip ride and more. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. 37 Corey Road, Hancock. 13nightsatjiminy.com

 

Music

Mahaiwe performing arts Center — Arlo Guthrie: Running Down the Road, 7 p.m. Flashback to his music of the 60s and 70s, following his Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. 413-528-0100, mahaiwe.org

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