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      Apr 2nd

      Rodbell Family Collection: Japanese Impressions Color Woodblock Prints

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      Daily until April 2, 2017

      Japanese Impressions will be the first exhibition in the history of the Clark to focus specifically on Japanese prints. It will feature selections from a foundational gift made in 2014 of sixty-three woodblock prints from the Rodbell Family Collection.

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      Apr 7th

      Food Explorers

      IS183 Art School of the Berkshires

      13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge MA 01262

      Weekly on Friday until April 7, 2017

      Let’s make our own visual feast through a multi-media celebration of all things food! We’ll create our own harvest of fruits or vegetables in clay, using slips and glazes to bring color and pattern to our creations. Dynamic 2D projects using paint, pastels, and collage will explore the shapes, colors, and also role of different foods. Our feast won’t be complete without the creation of personal place settings, from bowl to dessert plate, with designs and decorations added to make them uniquely ours. Join the feast and get your hands dirty this winter! Ages 5-12.

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      Apr 7th

      Sensational Spirals

      IS183 Art School of the Berkshires

      13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge MA 01262

      Weekly on Friday until April 7, 2017

      Spirals, symmetry, patterns, and geometric shapes are just some of the visuals we see all around that connect the wonders of art and nature. Join us as we explore the beautiful, fun ways to celebrate them through art-making! Over our weeks together our projects will include string art, stamped clay tiles, symmetrical drawings, mosaic collages and polyhedron sculptures. We will be inspired by the magic of natural shapes in all our activity, whether drawing a shell or constructing a cardboard structure!

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      Mar 26th

      Ten Spot: Photography

      Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Printing, Framing & Workshops

      69 Church Street, Lenox MA 01240

      Daily until March 26, 2017

      Featuring 100 photographs: 10 photographs by 10 artists. This jointly curated group show includes photography by Bob Avakian, Zachary Burns, Ken Dreyfack, Susan Evans Grove, Roberto Falck, Ralph Mercer, Rebecca Moseman, Astrid Reischwitz, Carl Rubino and Denise Tarantino.

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      Apr 9th

      Celebrate Maple Syrup Season

      Ioka Valley Farm, LLC

      3475 Route 43, Hancock MA 01237

      Weekly on Sunday and Saturday until April 9, 2017

      Celebrate Maple season at Ioka Valley Farm! Come see our sugarhouse’s new additions and renovations, ask the sugarmaker questions and sample maple products. Calf-A is serving pancakes,waffles & french toast with our Pure Maple Syrup! 8am – 3:30pm. 

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      Mar 27th

      Divergent Expressions

      Spectrum Playhouse & Good Purpose Gallery

      40 Main Street, Lee MA 01238

      Daily until March 27, 2017

      Divergent Expressions, an intriguing and colorful exhibit by two artists: Margaret Buchte and Kimberly Gerry-Tucker.

       

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      Mar 31st

      A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle

      Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, The

      125 West Bay Road, Amherst MA 01002

      Daily until March 31, 2017

      Step back in time with Brinton Turkle and his tales of American lore in this exhibition. Whether set on the island of Nantucket or in the mountains of Appalachia, his stories and poetic imagery capture both the history and nuances of place.

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      Mar 31st

      Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning

      Norman Rockwell Museum

      9 Route 183, Stockbridge MA 01262

      Daily until March 31, 2017

      Before the rise of basic cable, Saturday mornings for many children in America were spent watching cartoons on. From 1958 through the 1980s, a majority of those cartoons bore the Hanna-Barbera imprint. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. On view through May 29, 2017.

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      Mar 31st

      Tell Me More

      Berkshire Museum, The

      39 South Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      Daily until March 31, 2017

      A trio of exhibitions linked under the title of Tell Me More uses objects from the Museum’s permanent collection to illustrate fascinating narratives about exploits and accomplishments with special links to the Berkshires. Tell Me More … Time and Travel explores the rise of tourism, here and abroad. Tell Me More … Extreme Exploration recounts the adventures of Admiral Peary and his associate Matthew Henson as they reached the North Pole. Tell Me More … Art of the Armament draws on the Museum’s fine collection of weapons, highlighting the magnificent craftsmanship that was used to embellish these artifacts. On view through April 30, 2017.

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      Mar 24th

      The Science of Color

      Berkshire Museum, The

      39 South Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      Daily until March 24, 2017

      The Science of Color explores how we perceive color, unique and surprising sources of pigment, ways in which color affects mood and psychology, luminescence, the interaction of light and color, and the structure of the rainbow. On view through April 30, 2017.

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      Mar 31st

      BerkshireNow: Daniel Bellow

      Berkshire Museum, The

      39 South Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      Daily until March 31, 2017

      The BerkshireNow gallery space will feature hand-thrown porcelain by Berkshire-based artisan Daniel Bellow, an accomplished potter whose work is remarkable for its exquisite glazes and intriguing textured surfaces. For this solo exhibition, Bellow has created sculptural forms in porcelain and imagined a detailed scenario about their origin.  On view through May 22, 2017.

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      Mar 31st

      An Inner World: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      Daily until March 31, 2017

      An Inner World features seven exceptional genre paintings by Dutch artists working in or near the city of Leiden in the seventeenth century. Genre paintings, or scenes that take everyday life as their subject matter, flourished in the Dutch Republic in this period. Explored through the theme of an inner world, the works in this focused exhibition represent figures in interior spaces and individuals in moments of study, contemplation, and quiet exchange. By encouraging a focused—and intimate—experience, this exhibition presents new ways of looking at tradition and innovation in genre painting in Leiden.

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      Mar 31st

      Looking North and South: European Prints and Drawings, 1500-1650

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      Daily until March 31, 2017

      Artists working in the Netherlands, Germany, and Italy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries experienced a fascinating and rich period of artistic exchange. While Northern artists traveled increasingly to Italy in this period, offering a profound response to Italian and antique art, exchange was not one-sided. The circulation of artistic ideas, practices, and traditions resulted in a mutual dialogue of inspiration and innovation across Europe. This exhibition explores the character of artistic exchange between the North and South through the production of prints, drawings, and rare books from c. 1500–1650. It considers how artists responded to the work of their contemporaries in different regions of early modern Europe, revealing intersections and divergences in artistic production, thought, and tradition.

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      Mar 19th

      Brown Bear Turns 50

      Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, The

      125 West Bay Road, Amherst MA 01002

      Daily until March 19, 2017

      Published in 1967, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? had an immediate appeal to children and adults alike. Artwork from every page of the famous book is on display, as well as a selection of Carle’s collages from additional collaborations. On view through March 19, 2017.

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      Mar 18th

      Annual Bulb Show

      Berkshire Botanical Garden

      5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge MA 01262

      Daily until March 18, 2017

      Come and get inspired for spring with the Bulb Show housed in the restored Fitzpatrick Greenhouse, a great place to be on a cold winter day. It is also an ideal opportunity to order bulbs as part of the Garden’s annual Bulb Sale for planting the following fall. 9am – 4pm.

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      Mar 13th

      Balka’s Lower East Side

      Yiddish Book Center

      1021 West Street, Amherst MA 01002

      Daily until March 13, 2017

      Balka’s Lower East Side captures the world of the hundreds of thousands of Jewish immigrants who settled in that New York neighborhood in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century—a world of pushcarts and open-air markets, tenement buildings and sweatshops, Yiddish theaters and street stickball games. On view through March 13, 2017.

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      Mar 24th

      Illuminating Botanicals with Gold Ink

      Berkshire Botanical Garden

      5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge MA 01262

      Daily until March 24, 2017

      In this three day workshop, learn how to add a decorative element to botanical drawings by embellishing the flowing lines of a drawing of a flower or leaf with 18-carat-gold liquid ink. They will also learn to add details to a drawing with the point of a luminous silver or gold Prismacolor pencil. Members $290; Nonmembers $315. 10am – 4pm.

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      Mar 26th

      DLE: Gen Now – Career Strategies for Soaring

      Pittsfield Country Club at 539 South St, Pittsfield, MA 01201, USA

      Daily until March 26, 2017

      Dulye Leadership Experience presents a leadership retreat providing personal coaching, concrete solutions and practical strategies for advancing careers to high achieving, young professionals.  $500 includes speakers, facilities, presentation materials & meals, both days. Special introductory registration rate of $250 per person, available through 2/15/17. Sign up today!

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    1. Mar

      25

      Absolute Beginners’ Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      2 FlightsHave you always wanted to try Line Dancing, but were afraid you had ‘2 left feet’? This is the class for you! Our specialty is teaching new dancers the joys (and techniques) of dancing. The first 30 minutes focuses on instruction for people that are brand new to line dancing, learning the basic steps and moves. The remainder of the class teaches a new dance step by step, and do a step by step review of the dances from the last few weeks. $6pp. 9am – 10:45am.

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    2. Mar

      25

      Birds of a Feather

      Ward's Nursery & Garden Center

      600 Main Street, Great Barrington MA 01230

      Birds of a Feather – Flora, Homes and Food to attract breeding and migrating songbirds with Greg Ward, Co-owner, Ward’s Nursery & Garden Center. A member of the Hoffman Bird Club, Greg is an avid birder. He advises Ward’s Nursery customers on plant choice, health and care over the radio or in the store but he also will enthusiastically discuss your latest bird sightings. Learn about what sorts of birds you can expect on your property and which bird houses, plants or food will help attract them. 2pm.

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    3. Mar

      25

      Kids Party: Paint Elephant

      Berkshire Paint and Sip

      305 North Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      ElephantPaint a canvas, sip a beverage & socialize with friends. Paint Elephant on a 16 x 20 canvas. All painting materials, instruction, light snack included. Ages 6-12. $25pp. 1pm – 3pm.

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    4. Mar

      25

      Met Live in HD: Idomeneo

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness. Tickets: $25 General, $22 Member. 12:55pm – 5pm.

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    5. Mar

      25

      Met Opera Live in HD: Mozart’s Idomeneo

      Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Inc.

      14 Castle Street, Great Barrington MA 01230

      James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart’s Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s classic production, which has its first Met revival in over a decade this season, stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role. $25/$18 students. 1pm – 5:30pm.

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    6. Mar

      25

      Shady Characters in the Garden

      Ward's Nursery & Garden Center

      600 Main Street, Great Barrington MA 01230

      With Ron Kujawski, Garden Writer, Author, and Consultant; Great Barrington, MA. Ron has lists of shade- tolerant and shade-loving plants that will happily grow and add color (at least green) to your low-light garden locations. Includes what to select, how to care for them and how to reduce pest pressure! 10am.

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    7. Mar

      25

      The Met: Live in HD: Idomeneo

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness. Tickets, $25, members $22. 12:55pm – 5:10pm.

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    8. Mar

      25

      Victor Borge: Take One

      Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

      104 Walker Street, Lenox MA 01240

      Daughter Frederikke Borge returns share a series of video clips from her private collection that portray her father, Victor Borge, at his legendary funniest on stage, followed by a Victorian tea. $24 advance, $29 day of. 3:30pm.

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    9. Mar

      25

      Wine Dinner on North

      Hotel on North

      297 North Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      Hotel on North and Spirited Wines are proud to present Wines of Portugal with Jack Couto, President of Grape Moments, a wine importer in New Bedford, MA who specializes in Portuguese wines. Enjoy a perfectly paired four course dinner crafted by Executive Chef Ron Reda and Sommelier Dan Thomas. Our reception will start at 6:00pm followed by 3 courses savory dinner at 7:00pm. After dinner will host a stand up Port tasting with desserts, cheese, and nuts. $75 per person including tax & gratuities.Reservations are required.

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    10. Mar

      25

      Winter Photography in the Woods

      Bartholomew's Cobble

      105 Weatogue Road, Ashley Falls MA 01222

      Winter light sets off shapes and shadows with a chiarscuro warmth. With a fine art photographer as your guide, walk the trails at Bartholomew’s Cobble and capture that light with your film or digital camera. Member $9, Nonmember $15. 2pm – 4pm.

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    11. Mar

      25

      Writings on the Walls: The Brethren’s Workshop

      Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon

      202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon NY 12125

      The Brethren’s Workshop was the center of a range of the North Family’s industries, including their packaged seed business, broom-making, and cabinetry. Join a tour inside the Workshop to examine these pieces of the past up close and personal, while learning more about some of the stories and information that they tell us. $15.00; members free. 2pm.

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    12. Mar

      25

      Young Frankenstein The Musical

      Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

      375 Church Street, North Adams MA 01247

      MCLA’s Harlequin Musical Theatre Club presents The New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein! Performances will be help on the MCLA campus in the Church Street Center Social Hall. Tickets: $2 for MCLA students; $4 general admission. 2pm & 8pm.

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    13. Mar

      25

      Mavis Staples

      MASS MoCA

      87 Marshall Street, North Adams MA 01247

      2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

      Mavis Staples is one of the great alchemists of American music, crossing genre lines like no musician since perhaps Ray Charles, and weaving her voice into the very fabric of gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock, and hip-hop. Tickets $35-$55. 8pm – 10pm.

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    1. Mar

      26

      Consider the Hardscapes

      Ward's Nursery & Garden Center

      600 Main Street, Great Barrington MA 01230

      With Chris Tomich, Tomich Landscape Design, Inc. Plant choices are only part of the landscape story. Chris will present ideas of how walls and paving can augment your plant installations and home gardens. Consider what you can do to your property to emphasize or solve features with some ‘hardscaping’. 1pm.

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    2. Mar

      26

      Frosted Mug 5K Race

      Berkshire Running Center

      Dewey's Public House at 16 Depot St, Dalton, MA 01226, USA

      Don’t hide from the Winter, come out and stay in touch with your running friends! Instead of shirts we are including a buffet! Race starts and ends at Dewey’s Public House, Dalton. Register online $30; day of registration (10-10:45am) $35; race starts at 11am. Buffet lunch, prizes and raffle.

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    3. Mar

      26

      Lecture: Ukiyo-E Prints: Images of the Floating World

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      Professor of History of Art Julie Nelson Davis, University of Pennsylvania, presents a lecture on ukiyo-e (“images of the floating world”) prints, considering their subject matter, networks of production, and the historical context in which they were created. Free. 3pm – 4pm.

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    4. Mar

      26

      Maple Days at the Old Homestead

      Wm. Cullen Bryant Homestead

      207 Bryant Road, Cummington MA 01026

      Explore Bryant’s sugarbush and learn about early American sugaring at the Bryant Homestead! The day’s activities include guided walks through the Homestead’s sugarbush and a historic outdoor sugaring demonstration! Member: $5; Nonmember $10. 10am – 2pm.

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    5. Mar

      26

      Steep Canyon Rangers

      Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Inc.

      14 Castle Street, Great Barrington MA 01230

      A bluegrass band at their core, North Carolina quintet Steep Canyon Rangers have become a festival favorite. Danceable as the most progressive, party-oriented string band, the band has been backing banjo front man Steven Martin on tour for years, earning a 2013 Grammy win for Best Bluegrass Album, Nobody Knows You. Tickets, $25 – $60. 7pm.

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    1. Mar

      27

      Monday Night Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      DSCN6045Have you always wanted to try Line Dancing, but were afraid you had ‘2 left feet’? Then this is the class for you! Doors open at 5:50 with the first 30 minutes for absolute beginners and those that like to warm up with some easy dances. From 6:30 – 8pm, learn a new dance step by step, and do a step by step review of dances from previous classes. $6pp.

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    1. Mar

      29

      Line Dance in the Morning!

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      Start the day right with some Line Dancing in the morning! Line Dancing is great exercise, and great fun, too! This is a class for beginners to low intermediates. $6pp. 9am – 10:30am.

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    2. Mar

      29

      Majesty and Mystery of Crop Circles

      Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place at 140 Melbourne Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201, USA

      Join us as we welcome naturalist, educator and musician John Root as he presents “Majesty and Mystery of Crop Circles”. Root will interpret the crop circles that have appeared in farmers’ fields over the past three decades and discuss the effects of the landscape changes on the surrounding plants, animals and people.  2:30pm – 4:30pm.

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    1. Mar

      30

      Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight

      WAM Theatre

      Shakespeare & Company at 70 Kemble St, Lenox, MA 01240, USA

      Emilie du Chatelet is best known for her fifteen-year liaison with Voltaire but she was more than a great man’s mistress. She was one of the leading interpreters of modern physics during the Age of Enlightenment. In this play Emilie must defend her life by tallying her achievements in Love and Philosophy-and searching for a formula that will convince the world of her worth. 7:30pm.

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      Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight

      WAM Theatre

      Shakespeare & Company at 70 Kemble St, Lenox, MA 01240, USA

      Emilie du Chatelet is best known for her fifteen-year liaison with Voltaire but she was more than a great man’s mistress. She was one of the leading interpreters of modern physics during the Age of Enlightenment. In this play Emilie must defend her life by tallying her achievements in Love and Philosophy-and searching for a formula that will convince the world of her worth. 7:30pm.

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      Apr 1st

      High Mud Comedy Festival

      MASS MoCA

      87 Marshall Street, North Adams MA 01247

      Daily until April 1, 2017

      A two-day laugh-fest featuring a pile of performers thick with national comedic treasures and local stand-up heroes! . Unapologetically goofy comedian Phoebe Robinson of cult-inspiring podcast 2 Dope Queens headlines the festival, hosted by the charmingly deadpan comic/writer/actor/guitar hero/man-about-town Dave Hill. High Mud laughs don’t stop at stand-up: comedy films, funny museum tours with performers, a joke cam, workshops, and perhaps a comedian-led beer tasting and tour of Bright Ideas Brewery on the MASS MoCA campus will leave your sides aching. Post-mainstage, late-night gigs at local venues —including Desperados and the Freight Yard Pub — will feature local talent. Tickets $42-75.

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      Apr 7th

      Master Junfeng Li – Healing of the Heart Sheng Zhen “Sacred Truth” Qigong Training

      Eastover Estate and Retreat

      430 East Street, Lenox MA 01240

      Daily until April 7, 2017

      master_li_2_1Sheng Zhen means “Sacred Truth” and in this transformational Qigong training, Master Li teaches a method of self-healing that involves a series of movements specifically designed to remove unwanted negative energy from our bodies and to collect instead, the true and healing energy (qi) of the natural world. The movements and contemplations offered with Sheng Zhen Gong help create the deep sense of inner peace akin to what many of us experienced as small children. Simplicity replaces complexity – the body softens, the negative emotions are released, and one experiences a feeling of perfect harmony with the universe.

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      Apr 30th

      A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle

      Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, The

      125 West Bay Road, Amherst MA 01002

      Daily until April 30, 2017

      Step back in time with Brinton Turkle and his tales of American lore in this exhibition. Whether set on the island of Nantucket or in the mountains of Appalachia, his stories and poetic imagery capture both the history and nuances of place.

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    2. Apr 1st

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      Apr 30th

      BerkshireNow: Daniel Bellow

      Berkshire Museum, The

      39 South Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      Daily until April 30, 2017

      The BerkshireNow gallery space will feature hand-thrown porcelain by Berkshire-based artisan Daniel Bellow, an accomplished potter whose work is remarkable for its exquisite glazes and intriguing textured surfaces. For this solo exhibition, Bellow has created sculptural forms in porcelain and imagined a detailed scenario about their origin. On view through May 22, 2017.

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      Apr 30th

      Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning

      Norman Rockwell Museum

      9 Route 183, Stockbridge MA 01262

      Daily until April 30, 2017

      Before the rise of basic cable, Saturday mornings for many children in America were spent watching cartoons on. From 1958 through the 1980s, a majority of those cartoons bore the Hanna-Barbera imprint. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. On view through May 29, 2017.

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    4. Apr 1st

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      Apr 30th

      Looking North and South: European Prints and Drawings, 1500-1650

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      Daily until April 30, 2017

      Artists working in the Netherlands, Germany, and Italy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries experienced a fascinating and rich period of artistic exchange. While Northern artists traveled increasingly to Italy in this period, offering a profound response to Italian and antique art, exchange was not one-sided. The circulation of artistic ideas, practices, and traditions resulted in a mutual dialogue of inspiration and innovation across Europe. This exhibition explores the character of artistic exchange between the North and South through the production of prints, drawings, and rare books from c. 1500–1650. It considers how artists responded to the work of their contemporaries in different regions of early modern Europe, revealing intersections and divergences in artistic production, thought, and tradition.

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    5. Apr 1st

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      Apr 30th

      The Science of Color

      Berkshire Museum, The

      39 South Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      Daily until April 30, 2017

      The Science of Color explores how we perceive color, unique and surprising sources of pigment, ways in which color affects mood and psychology, luminescence, the interaction of light and color, and the structure of the rainbow. On view through April 30, 2017.

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      Absolute Beginners’ Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      2 FlightsHave you always wanted to try Line Dancing, but were afraid you had ‘2 left feet’? This is the class for you! Our specialty is teaching new dancers the joys (and techniques) of dancing. The first 30 minutes focuses on instruction for people that are brand new to line dancing, learning the basic steps and moves. The remainder of the class teaches a new dance step by step, and do a step by step review of the dances from the last few weeks. $6pp. 9am – 10:45am.

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      An Evening of Spirit Communication with Psychic Medium Joanne Gerber

      '6 House Pub, The

      910 Cold Spring Road, Route 7, Williamstown MA 01267

      Please join us for this extraordinary opportunity as internationally recognized psychic medium Joanne Gerber reaches beyond the veil to connect with loved ones on the other side. Plan a spiritual weekend get-away and book a room at 1896 House Country Inn for only $99. Tickets available for general admission or dinner with general admission.  7pm – 9pm. 

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    8. Apr

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      An Inner World: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      An Inner World features seven exceptional genre paintings by Dutch artists working in or near the city of Leiden in the seventeenth century. Genre paintings, or scenes that take everyday life as their subject matter, flourished in the Dutch Republic in this period. Explored through the theme of an inner world, the works in this focused exhibition represent figures in interior spaces and individuals in moments of study, contemplation, and quiet exchange. By encouraging a focused—and intimate—experience, this exhibition presents new ways of looking at tradition and innovation in genre painting in Leiden.

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      Chocolate Seder

      Temple Anshe Amunim

      26 Broad Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      All ages are warmly invited to participate in a fun-filled Chocolate Seder. In this family-friendly event, we will explore the story of the Exodus using chocolate in place of the traditional Passover foods. Participants will learn about the deeper symbolism of the Exodus and will be given educational materials to enhance their own seders. Call to reserve. 4pm – 5pm.

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      01

      Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight

      WAM Theatre

      Shakespeare & Company at 70 Kemble St, Lenox, MA 01240, USA

      Emilie du Chatelet is best known for her fifteen-year liaison with Voltaire but she was more than a great man’s mistress. She was one of the leading interpreters of modern physics during the Age of Enlightenment. In this play Emilie must defend her life by tallying her achievements in Love and Philosophy-and searching for a formula that will convince the world of her worth. 2pm & 7:30pm. 

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    11. Apr

      01

      Mushrooms of the Berkshirses

      Ward's Nursery & Garden Center

      600 Main Street, Great Barrington MA 01230

      With Erhard Wendt, Berkshire Mushroom Hunter and Guide. Erhard will show photos and tell you about specific edible mushrooms that can be found wild among our Berkshire properties. Bring your questions about when, how and where to seek these natural treasures. 10am.

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    12. Apr

      01

      North Adams Winter Farmers’ Market

      North Adams Chamber of Commerce

      American Legion at 91 American Legion Dr, North Adams, MA 01247, USA

      Held the first Saturdays of the month with fresh produce, cheese, meat, breads, pastries and more. Live music! 9am – 1pm.

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    13. Apr

      01

      Paint Shooting Star

      Berkshire Paint and Sip

      305 North Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      Shooting StarPaint a canvas, sip a beverage & socialize with friends. Paint Shooting Star on a 16 x 20 canvas. All painting materials, instruction, light snack & donation included. BYOB. To benefit The Gentle Giants Relay for Life Team. $35pp. 6pm – 8pm.

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    14. Apr

      01

      Painting Like Rockwell

      Norman Rockwell Museum

      9 Route 183, Stockbridge MA 01262

      Join illustrator/painter Dan Howe for an exploration of Norman Rockwell’s process through a live painting demonstration and discussion. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission. 1:30pm.

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    1. Apr

      02

      Family Clay Days

      IS183 Art School of the Berkshires

      13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge MA 01262

      Bring a child into the Ceramic studio and create together! You will be taught how to hand build a bowl with clay using slab construction as you work collaboratively or alongside each other. The second meeting (April 9) we will choose and apply glazes and other surface decoration to your pieces, as well as create a wall-hanging self-portrait on which you will apply colorful and bright underglazes. Pieces will be fired available for pick up 2 weeks after the 2nd meeting. 1pm – 3pm.

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    2. Apr

      02

      First Sunday Free: Any Way, Shape, or Form

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      Explore the Clark’s sculpture and decorative arts collections during First Sunday Free. Learn more about your favorite three-dimensional pieces with gallery talks at 1:30 pm and 3 pm, then make your own armature and sculpture in our Open Studio from 1-4 pm.

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    3. Apr

      02

      Met Live in HD: La Traviata Encore Performance

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Plácido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts. $25 General, $22 Member. 1pm – 4pm.

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    4. Apr

      02

      Talk: The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland

      Yiddish Book Center

      1021 West Street, Amherst MA 01002

      Photographer Marisa Scheinfeld spent years documenting the history and decline of New York’s Catskills region, dubbed the Borscht Belt because of its popularity with Jewish vacationers. Her photographs are now collected in a book, The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland, which she will sign after her talk. In addition, the Brooklyn-based Matzo Project will be on hand to share samples of its artisanal matzo, in unique flavors. 2pm.

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    5. Apr

      02

      The Met: Live in HD: La Traviata Encore

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Plácido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts. $25 ($22 member) 1pm – 4pm.

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    6. Apr

      02

      Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight

      WAM Theatre

      Shakespeare & Company at 70 Kemble St, Lenox, MA 01240, USA

      2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

      Emilie du Chatelet is best known for her fifteen-year liaison with Voltaire but she was more than a great man’s mistress. She was one of the leading interpreters of modern physics during the Age of Enlightenment. In this play Emilie must defend her life by tallying her achievements in Love and Philosophy-and searching for a formula that will convince the world of her worth. 2pm. 

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    1. Apr

      03

      Monday Night Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      DSCN6045Have you always wanted to try Line Dancing, but were afraid you had ‘2 left feet’? Then this is the class for you! Doors open at 5:50 with the first 30 minutes for absolute beginners and those that like to warm up with some easy dances. From 6:30 – 8pm, learn a new dance step by step, and do a step by step review of dances from previous classes. $6pp.

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    1. Apr

      04

      Film and Director’s Talk: Finding Babel

      Yiddish Book Center

      1021 West Street, Amherst MA 01002

      Isaac Babel’s writings challenged the ideology of the early Soviet Union, resulting in his arrest and execution in 1940. On the 75th anniversary of Babel’s execution, Finding Babel follows his grandson, Andrei Malaev-Babel, as he journeys through Ukraine, France, and Russia, hoping to better understand Babel’s powerful artistic method and elusive persona. A New England premiere with director David Novack on hand to introduce the film and take audience questions. 7pm.

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    2. Apr

      04

      Free Lecture: Natural Media:Light, Water, and Wind

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      Cissé’s un-commonsense proposition about “new” mediums is that they are both reducible to natural media and arbitrarily connected to language. This relieves his films from the burden of primitivism, as they begin with the notion that nothing is natural, least of all representations of Africa. 5:30pm – 6:30pm.

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    1. Apr

      05

      Improvers’ Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      For line dancers ready to take the next step past absolute beginner, balancing out “New Country” with classic older country music, or maybe Soul, Funk, Pop & more! $8pp. 5:30pm – 9pm.

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      05

      Line Dance in the Morning!

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      Start the day right with some Line Dancing in the morning! Line Dancing is great exercise, and great fun, too! This is a class for beginners to low intermediates. $6pp. 9am – 10:30am.

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    3. Apr

      05

      Spring Birding at Pleasant Valley

      Mass Audubon's Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

      472 West Mountain Road, Lenox MA 01240

      Join Pleasant Valley’s caretaker on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands as we look for warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during the peak of the spring migration and nesting season. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome. 8am – 10am.

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      05

      Woodcock’s Sky Dance

      Mass Audubon's Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

      472 West Mountain Road, Lenox MA 01240

      We’ll visit the meadows at dusk and listen and watch for the woodcock’s performance on its breeding grounds, just before darkness envelops the sanctuary. With any luck, male woodcocks will be heard peenting from the tall grass before spiraling hundreds of feet into the night sky. Viewing the woodcock’s sky dance is a natural spectacle that shouldn’t be missed. Members: Adult $5.00, Child free Nonmembers: Adult $7.00, Child free. 7pm – 8:30pm.

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    1. Apr

      06

      Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight

      WAM Theatre

      Shakespeare & Company at 70 Kemble St, Lenox, MA 01240, USA

      Emilie du Chatelet is best known for her fifteen-year liaison with Voltaire but she was more than a great man’s mistress. She was one of the leading interpreters of modern physics during the Age of Enlightenment. In this play Emilie must defend her life by tallying her achievements in Love and Philosophy-and searching for a formula that will convince the world of her worth. 3pm.

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    1. Apr

      07

      Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight

      WAM Theatre

      Shakespeare & Company at 70 Kemble St, Lenox, MA 01240, USA

      Emilie du Chatelet is best known for her fifteen-year liaison with Voltaire but she was more than a great man’s mistress. She was one of the leading interpreters of modern physics during the Age of Enlightenment. In this play Emilie must defend her life by tallying her achievements in Love and Philosophy-and searching for a formula that will convince the world of her worth. 7:30pm. 

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    2. Apr

      07

      Glimpses of Old Lenox: The Unpublished Diaries by a Schoolboy and an Ambassador

      Lenox Chamber of Commerce

      Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum at 104 Walker St, Lenox, MA 01240, USA

      Joint talk with Cornelia Brooke Gilder and Lucy Kennedy. Lucy will discuss year-long (1874) diary of a Lenox teenager, Charles Sedgwick Rackemann. Nini will discuss 1902-1904 summer entries of British Ambassador Sir Mortimer Durand describing Lenox from an outsider’s point of view. Dessert and sparkling wine with the speakers. $35. 7pm – 10pm.

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      07

      Meet Rockwell’s Models

      Norman Rockwell Museum

      9 Route 183, Stockbridge MA 01262

      Find out what it was like to pose for America’s favorite illustrator from Rockwell’s own models, who will share their personal experiences. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission. 3pm.

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      07

      Okwui Okpokwasili

      MASS MoCA

      87 Marshall Street, North Adams MA 01247

      Co-presented with Jacob’s Pillow Dance. Choreographer, writer, and actress Okwui Okpokwasili brings her kinesthetically powerful movement style to a site-specific dance that responds to Nick Cave’s major Building 5 exhibition Until. 8pm -10pm.

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    5. Apr

      07

      Paint Sunshine Dragonflies

      Berkshire Paint and Sip

      American Legion at 91 American Legion Dr, North Adams, MA 01247, USA

      DragonflysPaint a canvas, sip a beverage & socialize with friends. Paint Sunshine Dragonflies on a 16 x 20 canvas. All painting materials, instruction & donation included. Cash bar. To benefit Brayton PTA. $35pp. 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

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    6. Apr

      07

      Spring Birding at Canoe Meadows

      Mass Audubon's Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

      Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary at Holmes Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201, USA

      Spring is the best season to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. Walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome. 8am – 10am.

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    1. Apr

      08

      Absolute Beginners’ Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      2 FlightsHave you always wanted to try Line Dancing, but were afraid you had ‘2 left feet’? This is the class for you! Our specialty is teaching new dancers the joys (and techniques) of dancing. The first 30 minutes focuses on instruction for people that are brand new to line dancing, learning the basic steps and moves. The remainder of the class teaches a new dance step by step, and do a step by step review of the dances from the last few weeks. $6pp. 9am – 10:45am.

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    2. Apr

      08

      Bach’s Birthday Dinner

      Berkshire Bach Society

      The White Hart Inn at 15 Under Mountain Rd, Salisbury, CT 06068, USA

      Celebrate Bach’s 332nd Birthday! In the spirit of Bach’s collegium musicum at Leipzig, we have invited a trio of prodigy string players from the Juilliard Pre-College Program to perform an all-Bach concert.  Chef Paul Pearson has prepared a tantalizing menu of foods from the times of Bach tastefully complemented with 21st century presentation, followed by some fun and games. 6pm.

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    3. Apr

      08

      Cartoon Conversations: Hanna-Barbera and the Golden Age of Television Animation

      Norman Rockwell Museum

      9 Route 183, Stockbridge MA 01262

      Step back in time to explore the Golden Age of the animated Saturday morning cartoon with Curator of Exhibitions, Jesse Kowalski. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission; program only, $10. 2pm.

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    4. Apr

      08

      Cell Block Visions: Making and Teaching Art in Prison

      Norman Rockwell Museum

      9 Route 183, Stockbridge MA 01262

      Explore the compelling alternative art world that exists within the prison system with artist/educator Phyllis Kornfeld, who has explored the creative process with incarcerated men and women for more than thirty years. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission. Program only $10. 5:30pm.

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      08

      Champions Against Child Abuse 5K and 1 Mile Color Fun Run

      Berkshire County Kids' Place at 63 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201, USA

      Join us for our annual Champions Against Child Abuse 5K and 1 Mile Color Fun Run to benefit local victims of child abuse! Race Day Registration & Pick Up 8:30 – 10am. 5K Race will be timed by the Berkshire Running Center and begins at 10:00 a.m. First 150 participants in the 5K receive an event shirt. 1 Mile Color Fun Run begins at 11:00 a.m. Participants are encouraged to wear sunglasses and white clothing to enhance the color effect.

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    6. Apr

      08

      Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight

      WAM Theatre

      Shakespeare & Company at 70 Kemble St, Lenox, MA 01240, USA

      Emilie du Chatelet is best known for her fifteen-year liaison with Voltaire but she was more than a great man’s mistress. She was one of the leading interpreters of modern physics during the Age of Enlightenment. In this play Emilie must defend her life by tallying her achievements in Love and Philosophy-and searching for a formula that will convince the world of her worth. 2pm & 7:30pm.

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    7. Apr

      08

      Free Community Day

      Smith College Museum of Art

      Elm Street at Bedford Terrace, Northampton MA 01063

      Join us for a free Community Day inspired by the exhibition Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii. 11:30am – 3:30pm.

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    8. Apr

      08

      Growing Nightshades in the Vegetable Garden

      Berkshire Botanical Garden

      5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge MA 01262

      The cultural needs of potatoes, tomatoes and more plants that belong in the home vegetable garden. How to start plants from seed and grow them on, prepare the beds for planting. Learn the ongoing seasonal care, pest and disease management, and finally, the harvesting of their fruits. Participants will go home with a variety of nightshades for planting in their home garden. All materials included in cost of program. Members $25; Nonmembers $30. 1pm-3pm.

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    9. Apr

      08

      Illustrating Licensed Characters with Artist Tom La Padula

      Norman Rockwell Museum

      9 Route 183, Stockbridge MA 01262

      Explore the world of licensed character illustration as a potential business opportunity with Tom La Padula, a noted artist/educator who has created books and other products incorporating such popular licensed properties as Thomas the Tank Engine and The Powerpuff Girls. $20; $15 for Museum members. 10am – 1pm.

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    10. Apr

      08

      Kris Allen Jazz Concert

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      Alto saxophonist and composer Kris Allen performs pieces from his acclaimed album Beloved, along with other originals. $25 ($22 member). 7pm – 8:30pm.

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    11. Apr

      08

      London’s National Theatre in HD: Twelfth Night

      Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Inc.

      14 Castle Street, Great Barrington MA 01230

      A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. $17; $10 everyone 21 and under. 7:30pm – 10:30pm.

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    12. Apr

      08

      Puppets as Tools for Education and Diversity

      Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, The

      125 West Bay Road, Amherst MA 01002

      A master puppeteer in the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, Mariano Dolci illustrates the multiple ways children and educators can use puppets to communicate creatively. Participants will hear from Mariano Dolci and Vito Minoia as they share stories of how puppets celebrate inclusion and diversity, and then attend a public puppet performance by Dolci. Following a break for lunch, participants will return to the Art Studio to construct their own paper puppets, with support from Dolci and Minoia. $60 (Members $51). 9am – 2pm.

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      08

      Reading Without Walls

      Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, The

      125 West Bay Road, Amherst MA 01002

      Graphic Novelist. Educator. Cartoonist. MacArthur Fellow. As the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang is traveling across the country to discuss Reading Without Walls, challenging readers to read diverse books outside of their comfort zones. In this divided world, Yang asks people to come together and learn to understand each other better through books. A bestselling, award-winning comics creator, Gene Luen Yang is pushing his own boundaries in storytelling — and asking you to do the same in your reading. Free with admission. 2pm – 3pm.

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    14. Apr

      08

      Saturday Morning Cartoons

      Norman Rockwell Museum

      9 Route 183, Stockbridge MA 01262

      Enjoy classic animated cartoons from Hanna-Barbera studios. A delicious continental breakfast will be served. Free with Museum admission; cartoon programs only $5. 10am – 12pm.

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    15. Apr

      08

      Screening of “The Messenger”

      Berkshire Museum, The

      39 South Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries along with Hoffmann Bird Club, the Berkshire Museum, and Wild Birds Country Store in Great Barrington, present a special screening of the film The Messenger.  Following the 7:00pm screening there will be a discussion by Hugh Powell, Senior Science Editor at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, to answer questions on how individuals can make an impact on bird conservation in their own back yards. Mass Audubon will provide information about upcoming birding programs and local opportunities to participate in bird conservation. Tickets are $7.50, $5.00 for members of the Museum, Mass Audubon, and Hoffmann Bird Club. 1:30pm & 7pm.

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    16. Apr

      08

      Special Puppet Performance with Italian Puppeteer Mariano Dolci

      Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, The

      125 West Bay Road, Amherst MA 01002

      For over thirty years, Mariano Dolci has worked as a master puppeteer in the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, celebrating puppetry as a creative form of communication and expression. During this special puppet performance of a familiar fairytale, Dolci will delight guests by taking unlikely objects and creating characters and stories from them. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Free with Museum Admission ($9-$22). 11:30am – 12:15pm.

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      08

      Spring Pruning of Woody Ornamental Plants

      Berkshire Botanical Garden

      5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge MA 01262

      A demonstration of how to renovate, rejuvenate, and shape shrubs and small ornamental trees for structure, health, and optimal growth. Plants covered will include viburnums, lilacs, witch hazels, deciduous azaleas, sweet shrubs, crab apples, and ornamental cherries. Members $25; Nonmembers $30.  9:30am – 12:30pm. 

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      08

      The Lenox Peep Show

      Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

      104 Walker Street, Lenox MA 01240

      Join us for the public unveiling and vote for your favorite Peeps diorama. 10am – 3pm. 

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      08

      Two Slavic Easter Egg Decorating Workshops

      Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

      104 Walker Street, Lenox MA 01240

      Celebrate the Easter season with a unique opportunity to learn a time-honored Eastern European craft with our annual Slavic Easter egg decorating demonstrations and instructional workshops. This Eastern European tradition of creating intricate and beautifully decorated eggs has been passed down for generations. Lenox resident Tjasa Sprague, who will again lead the workshop, learned the technique many years ago from her Czechoslovakian mother, Maria Krofta. $30 advance reservations, $35 day of event, all materials included. 10an – 1pm & 1pm – 3pm.

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    1. Apr

      09

      Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight

      WAM Theatre

      Shakespeare & Company at 70 Kemble St, Lenox, MA 01240, USA

      Emilie du Chatelet is best known for her fifteen-year liaison with Voltaire but she was more than a great man’s mistress. She was one of the leading interpreters of modern physics during the Age of Enlightenment. In this play Emilie must defend her life by tallying her achievements in Love and Philosophy-and searching for a formula that will convince the world of her worth. 2pm.

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      09

      Exhibition On Screen: I, Claude Monet

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      From award-winning director Phil Grabsky comes this fresh new look at arguably the world’s favourite artist – through his own words. Using letters and other private writings, I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to Impressionism, but who was also perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Shot on location in Paris, London, Normandy and Venice, I, Claude Monet is a cinematic immersion into some of the most loved and iconic scenes in Western Art.$12 ($10 member). 3pm – 4:30pm.

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      09

      Golden Dragon Acrobats

      Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Inc.

      14 Castle Street, Great Barrington MA 01230

      Back by popular demand! The premier acrobatic touring company from China, The Golden Dragon Acrobats, returns to the Mahaiwe to dazzle audiences of all ages with their combination of award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, and ancient and contemporary music. A family-friendly show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty not to be missed. Tickets, $26 – $48. 3pm.

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      09

      Golden Dragon Acrobats

      Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Inc.

      14 Castle Street, Great Barrington MA 01230

      The premier acrobatic touring company from China, The Golden Dragon Acrobats, returns to the Mahaiwe to dazzle audiences of all ages with their combination of award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, and ancient and contemporary music. 3pm – 5pm.

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      09

      Special Art Studio Guest: Susan Schwake

      Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, The

      125 West Bay Road, Amherst MA 01002

      Join artist, art educator, and author Susan Schwake for an afternoon of art making inspired by her recent book Art Camp. Copies of the book are available for purchase inside the Shop. Free with Museum Admission ($9-$22). 1pm – 4pm.

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      10

      Monday Night Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      DSCN6045Have you always wanted to try Line Dancing, but were afraid you had ‘2 left feet’? Then this is the class for you! Doors open at 5:50 with the first 30 minutes for absolute beginners and those that like to warm up with some easy dances. From 6:30 – 8pm, learn a new dance step by step, and do a step by step review of dances from previous classes. $6pp.

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      Pesach at Isabella Freedman

      Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center

      116 Johnson Road, Falls Village CT 06031

      Daily until April 19, 2017

      Once we were slaves in Egypt… and now we are free to celebrate Pesach surrounded by the beautiful foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. Celebrate your freedom by bringing your whole family to an enriching, relaxing, and fun-filled Kosher-for-Pesach program in a beautiful country setting.

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      Second Night Passover

      Temple Anshe Amunim

      26 Broad Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      Pesach Study and Festival Service Rabbi Josh will begin our Passover celebration with an exploration of the story of Passover. All texts will be in English. A joyous streamlined festival service will follow. 9:30am.

      At 5:30pm, join us as we recount the exodus in story and song. Passover offers many opportunities for families to participate. During the Seder, children will be invited to hunt for the afikomen, an exciting treasure hunt for hidden matzo, and to win prizes.Following the service, participants are invited to share the traditional Seder meal reservations call for reservations.

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    1. Apr

      12

      Improvers’ Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      For line dancers ready to take the next step past absolute beginner, balancing out “New Country” with classic older country music, or maybe Soul, Funk, Pop & more! $8pp. 5:30pm – 9pm.

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      12

      Line Dance in the Morning!

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      Start the day right with some Line Dancing in the morning! Line Dancing is great exercise, and great fun, too! This is a class for beginners to low intermediates. $6pp. 9am – 10:30am.

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      12

      Spring Birding at Pleasant Valley

      Mass Audubon's Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

      472 West Mountain Road, Lenox MA 01240

      Join Pleasant Valley’s caretaker on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands as we look for warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during the peak of the spring migration and nesting season. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome. 8am – 10am.

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    1. Apr

      13

      Create at the Carle! Art Reception

      Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, The

      125 West Bay Road, Amherst MA 01002

      Celebrate the culmination of the eight-week Create at the Carle! Program with us. See how participants explored a variety of printmaking techniques with teaching artist Lynn Peterfreund and were inspired by the collection and unique surroundings of The Carle. Free with admission. 2pm – 3pm.

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    2. Apr

      13

      Les Enfants de l’Yser of World War I

      The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

      2 Plunkett Street, Lenox MA 01240

      Belgian best-selling author Anne Provoost will share the story of WWI refugee children, their families, and the kind strangers who rescued them. Provoost’s research uncovered a link to her own grandmother, who came into the care of The Children of Flanders Rescue Committee, the charity initiative of Edith Wharton. Free. 3pm – 4pm.

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      13

      Lecture Series: Understanding Glazing in Ceramics: Jeff Zamek

      IS183 Art School of the Berkshires

      13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge MA 01262

      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Glazing is a manipulation of the surface of a clay piece which is often misunderstood. Ceramic artist and technical expert Jeff Zamek will introduce some of the mysteries and complexities of glazes, giving viewers a better sense of what controls the results that we see in finished pieces. Suggested Donation $10. 6pm – 8pm. 

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    1. Apr

      14

      Norman Rockwell in Detail

      Norman Rockwell Museum

      9 Route 183, Stockbridge MA 01262

      Celebrate Norman Rockwell’s unique brand of visual storytelling. Curator of Education Tom Daly will “Play Ball” with Rockwell’s illustrations of America’s favorite pastime. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission. 1:30pm.

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    2. Apr

      14

      Photography Group

      Bartholomew's Cobble

      105 Weatogue Road, Ashley Falls MA 01222

      Join the Bartholomew’s Cobble Photo Club today! Every three weeks we meet at various Trustees properties in the Berkshires.  Each meeting will be like location-based lab, where we will focus on a different technical aspect of photography including: depth-of-field, the exposure triangle, image composition, white balance, lens selection, filters, in-camera effects, and much more. As we explore the properties everyone will fulfill a location-based assignment and create beautiful images! BYOC as cameras and other required equipment not supplied. Member $9/meeting, Nonmember $15/meeting. 3pm – 5pm.

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      14

      Spring Birding at Canoe Meadows

      Mass Audubon's Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

      Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary at Holmes Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201, USA

      Spring is the best season to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. Walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome. 8am – 10am.

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    1. Apr

      15

      Absolute Beginners’ Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      2 FlightsHave you always wanted to try Line Dancing, but were afraid you had ‘2 left feet’? This is the class for you! Our specialty is teaching new dancers the joys (and techniques) of dancing. The first 30 minutes focuses on instruction for people that are brand new to line dancing, learning the basic steps and moves. The remainder of the class teaches a new dance step by step, and do a step by step review of the dances from the last few weeks. $6pp.

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      15

      All Day Game Day

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      This is a full day of tabletop gaming goodness! There will be 2 sessions of scheduled events and a growing game library available all day. You are also welcome to bring along any games of your own that you would like to play with new friends. Entry fee is included in monthly $5 membership. 11am – 10pm.

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      15

      Easter Egg Hunt

      Blue Rider Stables

      15 Farm Lane, South Egremont MA 01258

      Come and enjoy this popular Candy Free Eater Egg Hunt. This is a free community event, where children have a customized egg hunting experience. Great for kids of all ages! Pony rides, hay maze, face painting and delicious refreshments available for an additional charge. 11am – 1pm.

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      15

      Gallery Talk: A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle

      Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, The

      125 West Bay Road, Amherst MA 01002

      Join Chief Curator Ellen Kieter for a discussion of the exhibit and Brinton Turkle’s inspiring work. Free with Museum Admission ($9-$22). 1pm – 2pm.

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      15

      Shir Ha-Shirim with Torah Plus

      Temple Anshe Amunim

      26 Broad Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      Rabbi Josh will lead a reading of Shir Ha-Shirim, The Song of Songs: one of the most evocative and romantic texts of our tradition. Shabbat morning services will follow. 9:30am.

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      15

      The Art of the String Quartet

      Close Encounters With Music

      Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center at 14 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA 01230, USA

      25 years of celebrating the uncommon in Chamber music! The Escher String Quartet. Mendelssohn, Bartok, Beethoven. 6pm.

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    7. Apr 15th

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      May 7th

      Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm

      Hancock Shaker Village

      1843 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      Daily until May 7, 2017

      Celebrate spring and meet newborn piglets, lambs, calves, chicks and kids at the barns, and explore the historic Village too!

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    1. Apr 16th

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      May 7th

      Wildflower Festival

      Bartholomew's Cobble

      105 Weatogue Road, Ashley Falls MA 01222

      Daily until May 7, 2017

      Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides wil answer all of your questions about this unique place. Members $5; Nonmembers $10. Tours are at 10am, 12pm & 2pm.

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      17

      Meet me at the Clark

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      A free community education program designed for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their caregivers. This promises to be a meaningful and uplifting experience as specially trained docents guide participants in an open-ended conversation about art. Please call 413.458.0410 to register. Free. 2pm – 4pm.

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      17

      Monday Night Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      DSCN6045Have you always wanted to try Line Dancing, but were afraid you had ‘2 left feet’? Then this is the class for you! Doors open at 5:50 with the first 30 minutes for absolute beginners and those that like to warm up with some easy dances. From 6:30 – 8pm, learn a new dance step by step, and do a step by step review of dances from previous classes. $6pp.

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      17

      Yizkor Study and Concluding Festival Service

      Temple Anshe Amunim

      26 Broad Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      Rabbi Josh will read an exploration of the texts and rituals of Yizkor, our memorial service. Together we’ll examine Eil Malei (our great memorial prayer), Kaddish Yatom and some contemporary poems. A meditative service of celebration and memory will follow. 9:30am.

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    4. Apr 17th

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      Apr 21st

      Reading Buddies with Bright Spot Therapy Dogs

      Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, The

      125 West Bay Road, Amherst MA 01002

      Daily until April 21, 2017

      Children ages 4-11 will enjoy reading aloud to gentle, comforting Reading Buddy dogs as they practice their fluency and strengthen their confidence in reading. Call to sign up for a date and 15-minute time block. Space is limited. 2:30pm – 3:30pm.

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    5. Apr 17th

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      Apr 21st

      Spring Break KidsAct!

      Barrington Stage Company

      30 Union Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      Daily until April 21, 2017

      KidsAct! Junior is an exciting theatre program for students ages 7-10. This 1-week workshop intensive will focus on building acting and improvisation skills through fun theatre games, as well as the creation of an original play to be performed for parents and friends on the final day of the program. This week’s intensive will also offer classes in magic!

      KidsAct! Senior is designed for ages 11-14 focuses on building performance skills through coaching, and individualized attention. Each student will write and develop their own monologue which they will be able to use in auditions for productions in the Berkshires. For those interested in musical theatre we will help them select a song appropriate for auditions. At the end of the week, students will perform in a special performance at Barrington Stage Company.

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    6. Apr 17th

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      Apr 21st

      Draw! Draw! Draw! With Illustrator Patrick O’Donnell

      Daily until April 21, 2017

      11:45 am – 12:45 pm

      Enjoy school vacation week drop-in drawing activities and demonstrations inspired by the art of Norman Rockwell. Educator/illustrator Patrick O’Donnell looks at drawing animals. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission. 1pm – 4pm.

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    1. Apr 18th

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      Apr 21st

      April School Vacation Spring Explorers

      Mass Audubon's Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

      472 West Mountain Road, Lenox MA 01240

      Daily until April 21, 2017

      Join the adventure and explore Pleasant Valley in spring. Each day explore our forests, ponds and wetlands for new plant growth, early bird arrivals and emerging amphibians and reptiles. Suitable for children 7-9 years old. 10am – 3pm. 

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    2. Apr

      18

      Free Lecture: Wilderness Urbanisms

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      Clark Fellow Tamara Sears presents “Wilderness Urbanisms: Architecture, Landscape, and Travel in Southern Asia.” This lecture examines the close relationship between human mobility and architecture, and it reflects on the inherent mutability of both built and natural environments. Free. 5:30pm -6:30pm.

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    1. Apr

      19

      Improvers’ Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      For line dancers ready to take the next step past absolute beginner, balancing out “New Country” with classic older country music, or maybe Soul, Funk, Pop & more! $8pp. 5:30pm – 9pm.

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      19

      Line Dance in the Morning!

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      Start the day right with some Line Dancing in the morning! Line Dancing is great exercise, and great fun, too! This is a class for beginners to low intermediates. $6pp. 9am – 10:30am.

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      19

      North/South Drawing Day

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      Spend a day at the Clark with your family and be inspired! Pick up a complimentary sketchpad for drawing in our galleries, self portrait studio, or figure drawing workshop. Learn more about the art of drawing and enjoy works by some of the Renaissance’s most famous artists with works on view in the special exhibition Looking North and South. Free with admission. 1pm – 4pm.

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      19

      Spring Birding at Pleasant Valley

      Berkshire Nature Camp at Pleasant Valley – Mass Audubon

      472 West Mountain Road, Lenox MA 01240

      Join Pleasant Valley’s caretaker on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands as we look for warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during the peak of the spring migration and nesting season. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome. 8am – 10am. 

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      19

      Spring Salamander Search

      Berkshire Nature Camp at Pleasant Valley – Mass Audubon

      472 West Mountain Road, Lenox MA 01240

      Woodland salamanders spend their days under logs, stones, and other objects, venturing out only in the cool moist of evenings. Join us as we search the woods and wetlands of Pleasant Valley for these fascinating animals and learn about their interesting lives. Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00 Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00. 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

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      20

      Looking and Lunching: Spanish Daydreams

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      Take a closer look at a special object in the Clark’s collection during Looking and Lunching, an afternoon of focused investigation and friendly discussion with fellow art lovers. This month, join Terrence Washington, MA candidate in the Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art, as he examines France-based, Italian artist Giovanni Boldini’s imaginative Spanish genre painting, Guitar Player. Admission to the galleries, discussion, and lunch provided by Café 7. $20 ($12 members). 12pm – 1pm.

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      21

      Met Opera Live in HD: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin

      Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Inc.

      14 Castle Street, Great Barrington MA 01230

      Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera, adapted from Pushkin’s classic novel. Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana’s love until it’s too late. 1pm – 5pm.

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      21

      Spring Birding at Canoe Meadows

      Mass Audubon's Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

      Canoe Meadows Bird Sanctuary at Holmes Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201, USA

      Spring is the best season to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. Walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome. 8am – 10am.

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      21

      The Night of The Comet: A Totally Magical Evening

      Berkshire Theatre Group

      111 South Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      Romance, Soul & Rock N’ Roll is happy to be back at The Colonial Theatre performing in their 14th annual show! This year’s, The Night of The Comet is being produced and performed in collaboration with another well-known talented local group, Berkshire Olde Tyme Review. BOTR Director David LaPlante, RSRR Director Ted Concepcion, Musical Director David Pickard, along with an amazing cast and crew, are thrilled to be part of this unforgettable performance, filled with many toe-tapping familiar songs, as well as a special surprise or two! 7:30pm.

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    4. Apr 21st

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      Apr 23rd

      One breath, One brushstroke, One movement and The Chinese Tea Ceremony

      Eastover Estate and Retreat

      430 East Street, Lenox MA 01240

      Daily until April 23, 2017

      lorelei-2Mind, body & spirit connect through breath, brushstroke & movement. We practice a slow qigong form, moving through space like paint on canvas. Included is The Chinese Tea Ceremony~One With its Healing Power, w/Haiyan Feng, and a live Guzheng performance.

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    5. Apr 21st

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      Apr 27th

      Roger Jahnke: Medical QiGong – A Comprehensive & Accessible 3-Level Workshop & Training

      Eastover Estate and Retreat

      430 East Street, Lenox MA 01240

      Daily until April 27, 2017

      rogerjahnke1Suitable for those who seek healing, who want to maximize their wellbeing, widen/deepen their existing practice, and those in the health care/medical professions. With 40 years as a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and 9 research trips to China’s hospitals, institutions and sacred sites, Roger has accumulated incredible knowledge to share.

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      22

      Absolute Beginners’ Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      2 FlightsHave you always wanted to try Line Dancing, but were afraid you had ‘2 left feet’? This is the class for you! Our specialty is teaching new dancers the joys (and techniques) of dancing. The first 30 minutes focuses on instruction for people that are brand new to line dancing, learning the basic steps and moves. The remainder of the class teaches a new dance step by step, and do a step by step review of the dances from the last few weeks. $6pp. 9am – 10:45am. 

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      22

      Hampshire Theatre Seedling Productions presents New Kid

      Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, The

      125 West Bay Road, Amherst MA 01002

      Nick moves to a new country with their family. Will Nick and Mom be able to learn the ways of the new place? How will the other kids at school treat the new kid? Will Nick make friends? Find out the answers in this moving piece about immigration, acceptance, and home. Best for ages 5 and up.Tickets, $4.00. 1pm & 3pm.

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      22

      Introduction to Gardening Organically & Community Gardens

      Mass Audubon's Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

      472 West Mountain Road, Lenox MA 01240

      Diane Wetzel is a certified Master Gardener and will share information about the benefits of organic gardening and impart practical information on how to incorporate this approach in your garden. This workshop is required for new Community Garden members, but everyone is invited to attend. Canoe Meadows Community Garden is one of the most scenic places to grow vegetables in the Berkshires. Don’t forget to register early to reserve your favorite garden plot. Community Garden registration will be available before or after the workshop; a 6-month Community Garden membership is $35 for Mass Audubon members, $45 for nonmembers. 1:30pm – 3:00pm.

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      22

      Met Live in HD: Eugene Onegin

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Tatiana and Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts. $25 General, $22 Member. 12:55pm – 5pm.

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    5. Apr

      22

      Paint Avocado Tote

      Berkshire Paint and Sip

      VFW at 800 S Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230, USA

      pearPaint a canvas, sip a beverage & socialize with friends. Paint Avocado on a 14 x 14 reusable tote. All painting materials, instruction & donation included. Cash bar. To benefit Great Barrington VFW. $35pp. 6pm – 8pm.

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    6. Apr

      22

      Shakespeare’s Birthday Bash

      Shakespeare & Company

      70 Kemble Street, Lenox MA 01240

      Join us for the Bard’s birthday celebration with a rousing 90-minute performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by the Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare, followed by a reception with the artists, and birthday cake, of course! It is a great way to get into the spirit of summer and add a little magic to your evening. General Admission: $20 Adults’ $10 Youth (6-17). 7pm – 9:30pm.

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    7. Apr

      22

      The Met: Live in HD: Eugene Onegin

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Peter Mattei as Tatiana and Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts. $25 ($22 member). 12:55pm – 5pm.

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    8. Apr

      22

      The Night of The Comet: A Totally Magical Evening

      Berkshire Theatre Group

      111 South Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      Romance, Soul & Rock N’ Roll is happy to be back at The Colonial Theatre performing in their 14th annual show! This year’s, The Night of The Comet is being produced and performed in collaboration with another well-known talented local group, Berkshire Olde Tyme Review. BOTR Director David LaPlante, RSRR Director Ted Concepcion, Musical Director David Pickard, along with an amazing cast and crew, are thrilled to be part of this unforgettable performance, filled with many toe-tapping familiar songs, as well as a special surprise or two! 7:30pm.

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    1. Apr

      23

      Bolshoi Ballet in HD: A Hero of Our Time (Encore)

      Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Inc.

      14 Castle Street, Great Barrington MA 01230

      Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him. 1pm – 3:30pm.

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    2. Apr

      23

      Family Comics

      IS183 Art School of the Berkshires

      ExPress Gallery at 49 Main St, North Adams, MA 01247, USA

      Graphic stories are a great bridge linking adult and child storytelling approaches. After looking at many examples of comics family members will then brainstorm a story to be told visually, and put it in panel form working together or on their own. We’ll create mini comic books, or single panels, sharing our stories with others in the group. No need for drawing skills, just come tell a story! 1pm – 3pm.

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      23

      Looking Anew at European Prints and Drawings

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      In this lecture, curator Lara Yeager-Crasselt introduces the exhibition Looking North and South: European Prints and Drawings, 1500–1650. Highlighting Dutch, Flemish, German, and Italian prints and drawings from the Clark’s permanent collection, Yeager-Crasselt explores the importance of artistic exchange across Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the ways in which it contributed to changes and dialogues in artistic practice, tradition, and collaboration. Free. 3pm – 4:30pm.

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      24

      Monday Night Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      DSCN6045Have you always wanted to try Line Dancing, but were afraid you had ‘2 left feet’? Then this is the class for you! Doors open at 5:50 with the first 30 minutes for absolute beginners and those that like to warm up with some easy dances. From 6:30 – 8pm, learn a new dance step by step, and do a step by step review of dances from previous classes. $6pp.

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    1. Apr

      25

      Lecture: An Orientalist Gesamtkunstwerk?

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      In this lecture Robert Sterling Clark Professor Mary Roberts reconsiders the role of Islamic art in this semi-public interior, assessing how diverse sources from around the Mediterranean (including the Arab-inspired twelfth-century Norman palace of La Zisa in Palermo and historic tomb interiors in the former Ottoman capital Bursa) came to inspire this modern interior.  Free. 5:30pm – 6:30pm.

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      25

      Talk: The New American Reality

      Yiddish Book Center

      1021 West Street, Amherst MA 01002

      Anti-Semitism remains an inextricable part of contemporary life. In this series of three talks, each with a different focus, author and Amherst College Professor Ilan Stavans considers the “new normal” in today’s United States and the ways anti-Semitism manifests in regions as diverse as Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. 7pm.

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    1. Apr

      26

      Improvers’ Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      For line dancers ready to take the next step past absolute beginner, balancing out “New Country” with classic older country music, or maybe Soul, Funk, Pop & more! $8pp. 5:30pm – 9pm.

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    2. Apr

      26

      Line Dance in the Morning

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      Start the day right with some Line Dancing in the morning! Line Dancing is great exercise, and great fun, too! This is a class for beginners to low intermediates. $6pp. 9am – 10:30am.

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    1. Apr

      27

      Laugh Lounge: Emma Willmann

      Berkshire Theatre Group

      111 South Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      Hailed as “The Best Place to see Comedy” by The Berkshire Record, join us at The Laugh Lounge at The Garage! Now on Thursday nights, for only $5, the Laugh Lounge presents Emma Willmann, one of the New York comedy scene’s fast risers. After the show, head down the street to Methuselah Bar & Lounge and show your Laugh Lounge ticket for a $5 beverage. 7:30pm.

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    1. Apr

      28

      Into the Woods

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      This ensemble piece intermingles the legendary storybook characters of Jack (the one with the Beanstalk), Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, & co. together for the first time in the woods, all searching for their own “happy ever after.” Tickets available here. 7:30pm – 9pm.

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    2. Apr

      28

      Paint Mt. Greylock at Dusk

      Berkshire Paint and Sip

      VFW at 573 Mohawk Trail, North Adams, MA 01247, USA

      Paint a canvas, sip a beverage & socialize with friends. Paint Mt. Greylock at Dusk on a 16 x 20 canvas. All painting materials, instruction & donation included. Cash bar. To benefit Jocelyn’s Rainbow of Hope Relay for Life Team $35pp. 6pm – 8pm.

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      Apr 29th

      Live Action Clue at Naumkeag

      Naumkeag House and Gardens

      5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge MA 01262

      Daily until April 29, 2017

      Join us for an evening of murderous fun, based on the classic board game of Clue. Imagine arriving at Naumkeag for a dinner party, only to discover the dead body of the Choate’s beloved butler, Osborne. Figure out who did it, with what weapon, and in which room. Participants are assigned characters in advance, and play as members of teams of 6-8 players each. Champagne and appetizers included. Pre-registration is required by April 24. Member $36, Nonmember $45. 7pm – 9pm.

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    1. Apr

      29

      Absolute Beginners’ Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      2 FlightsHave you always wanted to try Line Dancing, but were afraid you had ‘2 left feet’? This is the class for you! Our specialty is teaching new dancers the joys (and techniques) of dancing. The first 30 minutes focuses on instruction for people that are brand new to line dancing, learning the basic steps and moves. The remainder of the class teaches a new dance step by step, and do a step by step review of the dances from the last few weeks. $6pp. 9am – 10:45am.

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      29

      Arbor Day Fest

      Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center

      PNA at 13 Victory St, Adams, MA 01220, USA

      Tree exhibits and activities, drumming, yoga, silent auction, locally sourced food and more! Family friendly. All event proceeds go to support the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center. Suggested donations $5 – $20+. 6pm.

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      29

      Concert for Organ & Trumpets

      Berkshire Bach Society

      First United Methodist Church at 55 Fenn St, Pittsfield, MA 01201, USA

      A rousing selection of works by Bach & other Baroque masters for the “King of Instruments” & the “Instrument of Kings.”  $50 Advance Preferred Seating; $30 General Seating; free for all Students with ID. 5pm. 

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      29

      Eastover Open House – World Qigong Taichi Day Celebration

      Eastover Estate and Retreat

      430 East Street, Lenox MA 01240

      Learn meditative Taichi Qigong, its healing effect on your heart, mental & physical health with internationally renowned leaders. 10am – 6pm. 

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    5. Apr

      29

      Into the Woods

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      This ensemble piece intermingles the legendary storybook characters of Jack (the one with the Beanstalk), Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, & co. together for the first time in the woods, all searching for their own “happy ever after.” Tickets available here.  7:30pm – 9pm.

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    6. Apr

      29

      Stone Court Writer-in-Residence Reading with Kristen Hewitt

      The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

      2 Plunkett Street, Lenox MA 01240

      Please join us for a reading with Stone Court Writer-In-Residence Kristen Hewitt. Kristen will read from her recent works, and there will be an opportunity for questions and conversation following the program, along with a reception. 3pm – 4pm.

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    7. Apr

      29

      The 7th Annual Barbara Elleman Research Library Lecture

      Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, The

      125 West Bay Road, Amherst MA 01002

      The Enduring Magic of Story with Author/Illustrator Steven Kellogg. Light reception and book signing to follow. Free with Museum Admission. 2pm – 3pm.

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    8. Apr

      29

      Transplanting Shrubs and Planting Small Ornamental Trees

      Berkshire Botanical Garden

      5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge MA 01262

      All aspects of successful planting will be demonstrated as participants assist in transplanting and properly siting a multi-stem shrub and in planting a small tree. Learn how to successfully time the transplanting of shrubs to create minimal disturbance to the plant. Bring work gloves and dress for the weather. Members $10; Nonmembers $20. 9:30am-12:30pm.

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    9. Apr 29th

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      Apr 30th

      Chinese Astrology Weekend

      Eastover Estate and Retreat

      430 East Street, Lenox MA 01240

      Daily until April 30, 2017

      Me_Plants_-_sA Chinese Astrology, personal Fung Shui workshop. The Ba Zi is one of the oldest systems of astrology – an integral part of Chinese Medicine for millennia. Learn how it provides insights into physical strengths, weaknesses and emotional disposition. Receive hands-on calligraphy instruction as well as your personal astrology chart.

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    1. Apr

      30

      Community Open House

      Yiddish Book Center

      1021 West Street, Amherst MA 01002

      A day of free public events and guided public tours of the Yiddish Book Center. 10am – 4pm.

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    2. Apr

      30

      Exhibition on Screen: The Artist’s Garden

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      A new film based on the hugely popular exhibition The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement from the Florence Griswold Museum in Connecticut, widely considered a home of American Impressionism. The story of American Impressionism is closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanizing nation. Traveling to studios, gardens, and treasured locations throughout the Eastern United States, UK, and France, this mesmerizing film is a feast for the eyes. $12 ($10 member). 3pm – 4:30pm.

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      30

      Family Comics

      IS183 Art School of the Berkshires

      ExPress Gallery at 49 Main St, North Adams, MA 01247, USA

      Graphic stories are a great bridge linking adult and child storytelling approaches. After looking at many examples of comics family members will then brainstorm a story to be told visually, and put it in panel form working together or on their own. We’ll create mini comic books, or single panels, sharing our stories with others in the group. No need for drawing skills, just come tell a story! 1pm – 3pm.

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      30

      The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Lecture with Author Kathryn Aalto

      The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

      2 Plunkett Street, Lenox MA 01240

      Garden historian Kathryn Aalto will discuss how the magical forests of south east England inspired A.A. Milne to create the cherished tales of Winnie-the-Pooh and the Hundred Acre Wood. Aalto takes readers through an exploration of the real landscapes, shares iconic moments from the books, and celebrates the interplay of landscape and literature. $8 general; $5 Mount members. 2pm – 3pm.

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    1. May 1st

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      May 7th

      A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle

      Daily until May 7, 2017

      Step back in time with Brinton Turkle and his tales of American lore in this exhibition. Whether set on the island of Nantucket or in the mountains of Appalachia, his stories and poetic imagery capture both the history and nuances of place.

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    2. May 1st

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      May 31st

      An Inner World: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      Daily until May 31, 2017

      An Inner World features seven exceptional genre paintings by Dutch artists working in or near the city of Leiden in the seventeenth century. Genre paintings, or scenes that take everyday life as their subject matter, flourished in the Dutch Republic in this period. Explored through the theme of an inner world, the works in this focused exhibition represent figures in interior spaces and individuals in moments of study, contemplation, and quiet exchange. By encouraging a focused—and intimate—experience, this exhibition presents new ways of looking at tradition and innovation in genre painting in Leiden.

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    3. May 1st

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      May 29th

      Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning

      Norman Rockwell Museum

      9 Route 183, Stockbridge MA 01262

      Daily until May 29, 2017

      Before the rise of basic cable, Saturday mornings for many children in America were spent watching cartoons on. From 1958 through the 1980s, a majority of those cartoons bore the Hanna-Barbera imprint. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. On view through May 29, 2017.

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    4. May 1st

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      May 29th

      Looking North and South: European Prints and Drawings, 1500-1650

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      Daily until May 29, 2017

      Artists working in the Netherlands, Germany, and Italy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries experienced a fascinating and rich period of artistic exchange. While Northern artists traveled increasingly to Italy in this period, offering a profound response to Italian and antique art, exchange was not one-sided. The circulation of artistic ideas, practices, and traditions resulted in a mutual dialogue of inspiration and innovation across Europe. This exhibition explores the character of artistic exchange between the North and South through the production of prints, drawings, and rare books from c. 1500–1650. It considers how artists responded to the work of their contemporaries in different regions of early modern Europe, revealing intersections and divergences in artistic production, thought, and tradition.

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    5. May 1st

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      May 22nd

      BerkshireNow: Daniel Bellow

      Berkshire Museum, The

      39 South Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      Daily until May 22, 2017

      4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

      The BerkshireNow gallery space will feature hand-thrown porcelain by Berkshire-based artisan Daniel Bellow, an accomplished potter whose work is remarkable for its exquisite glazes and intriguing textured surfaces. For this solo exhibition, Bellow has created sculptural forms in porcelain and imagined a detailed scenario about their origin. On view through May 22, 2017.

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    6. May

      01

      Monday Night Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      DSCN6045Have you always wanted to try Line Dancing, but were afraid you had ‘2 left feet’? Then this is the class for you! Doors open at 5:50 with the first 30 minutes for absolute beginners and those that like to warm up with some easy dances. From 6:30 – 8pm, learn a new dance step by step, and do a step by step review of dances from previous classes. $6pp.

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    1. May

      02

      Talk: Anti-Semitism and the Left

      Yiddish Book Center

      1021 West Street, Amherst MA 01002

      Anti-Semitism remains an inextricable part of contemporary life. In this series of three talks, each with a different focus, author and Amherst College Professor Ilan Stavans considers the “new normal” in today’s United States and the ways anti-Semitism manifests in regions as diverse as Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. 7pm.

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    1. May

      03

      Improvers’ Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      For line dancers ready to take the next step past absolute beginner, balancing out “New Country” with classic older country music, or maybe Soul, Funk, Pop & more! $8pp. 5:30pm – 9pm.

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    2. May

      03

      Line Dance in the Morning!

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      Start the day right with some Line Dancing in the morning! Line Dancing is great exercise, and great fun, too! This is a class for beginners to low intermediates. $6pp. 9am – 10:30am.

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    1. May

      06

      Absolute Beginners’ Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      2 FlightsHave you always wanted to try Line Dancing, but were afraid you had ‘2 left feet’? This is the class for you! Our specialty is teaching new dancers the joys (and techniques) of dancing. The first 30 minutes focuses on instruction for people that are brand new to line dancing, learning the basic steps and moves. The remainder of the class teaches a new dance step by step, and do a step by step review of the dances from the last few weeks. $6pp. 9am – 10:45am.

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      06

      North Adams Winter Farmers’ Market

      North Adams Chamber of Commerce

      American Legion at 91 American Legion Dr, North Adams, MA 01247, USA

      Held the first Saturdays of the month with fresh produce, cheese, meat, breads, pastries and more. Live music! 9am – 1pm.

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    3. May

      06

      Spring Ephemeral Wildflowers of the Northeast

      Berkshire Botanical Garden

      5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge MA 01262

      A lecture highlighting the wildflowers of New England’s natural habitats, including alpine summits, forests, meadows, wetlands, and coastal environments, before heading off to hike the trails of the Ice Glen, where the plants along the path will be identified. Members $15; Nonmembers $20. 10am-12pm.

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      06

      The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

      Close Encounters With Music

      Mahaiwe Peforming Arts Center at 14 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA 01230, USA

      25 years of celebrating the uncommon in Chamber music! The preeminent ensemble performs works from Spain, Italy, France and Latin America. 6pm.

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    1. May

      07

      Film and Director’s Talk: Rosenwald

      Yiddish Book Center

      1021 West Street, Amherst MA 01002

      The incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school but rose to become the president of Sears. Influenced by the writings of Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African-American communities in the Jim Crow South to build more than 5,300 schools. Director Aviva Kempner will be on hand to introduce the film and take audience questions. 2pm.

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    1. May

      08

      Monday Night Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      DSCN6045Have you always wanted to try Line Dancing, but were afraid you had ‘2 left feet’? Then this is the class for you! Doors open at 5:50 with the first 30 minutes for absolute beginners and those that like to warm up with some easy dances. From 6:30 – 8pm, learn a new dance step by step, and do a step by step review of dances from previous classes. $6pp.

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    1. May

      09

      Talk: The Future of Hate

      Yiddish Book Center

      1021 West Street, Amherst MA 01002

      Anti-Semitism remains an inextricable part of contemporary life. In this series of three talks, each with a different focus, author and Amherst College Professor Ilan Stavans considers the “new normal” in today’s United States and the ways anti-Semitism manifests in regions as diverse as Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. 7pm.

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    2. May

      09

      Wine Pairing Dinner: Benefit for Berkshire Music School

      Castle Street Cafe at 10 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA 01230, USA

      Elegant evening of fine wines paired with a special spring menu designed by Castle Street Chef Michael Ballon. Music by Berkshire Music School faculty members. Live and silent auctions. All proceeds benefit Berkshire Music School. Reservations by May 1. $150pp. 5:30pm -9pm.

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    1. May

      10

      High School Student Cabaret

      Berkshire Theatre Group

      Unicorn Theatre at 6 East St, Stockbridge, MA 01262, USA

      BTG’s first annual High School Student Cabaret features students from all over the county performing songs, poetry, dance and more! This cabaret-style setting celebrates student collaboration and features tried and true favorites and original works. Tickets $10. 7pm.

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    2. May

      10

      Improvers’ Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      For line dancers ready to take the next step past absolute beginner, balancing out “New Country” with classic older country music, or maybe Soul, Funk, Pop & more! $8pp. 5:30pm – 9pm.

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    3. May

      10

      Line Dance in the Morning!

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      Start the day right with some Line Dancing in the morning! Line Dancing is great exercise, and great fun, too! This is a class for beginners to low intermediates. $6pp. 9am – 10:30am.

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    1. May

      11

      Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

      Berkshire Theatre Group

      111 South Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (HBE) is a family band consisting of seven blood brothers who began their musical training at the tender ages of four and five by their father, jazz trumpeter/bandleader, Kelan Phil Cohran (Earth, Wind, & Fire; Chaka Khan and Sun Ra). The Los Angeles Times says, “Trafficking in a free-flowing blend of jazz, hip-hop and Afrobeat, the group can resemble the world’s funkiest marching band one minute, an unhinged New Orleans funeral procession the next.” 7pm.

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    1. May

      12

      Arts Night Out – Heavy Metal Moms

      IS183 Art School of the Berkshires

      13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge MA 01262

      Just in time for Mother’s Day: bring a mother in your life into the studio to create a simple piece of jewelry using metal sheet and wire! We will discover how to cut, hammer, shape and decorate metal (either copper, bronze, or silver) and experience the thrill of making our own wearable creation. 7pm – 9pm. 

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    2. May

      12

      Encore! An Evening to Celebrate High School Musicals

      Berkshire Theatre Group

      111 South Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      The fourth annual Encore! An Evening to Celebrate High School Musicals features ten-minute encore performances from this year’s Berkshire County high school musicals. Tickets: Adults: $15, Children 16 and under: $12. 7pm.

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    1. May

      13

      Absolute Beginners’ Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      2 FlightsHave you always wanted to try Line Dancing, but were afraid you had ‘2 left feet’? This is the class for you! Our specialty is teaching new dancers the joys (and techniques) of dancing. The first 30 minutes focuses on instruction for people that are brand new to line dancing, learning the basic steps and moves. The remainder of the class teaches a new dance step by step, and do a step by step review of the dances from the last few weeks. $6pp. 9am – 10:45am.

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    2. May

      13

      Botanical Sketching & Spring Photography

      Berkshire Natural Resources Council, Inc.

      Hoosac Range at MA-2, North Adams, MA 01247, USA

      Come capture the emergence of spring with a local artist. Hike to Sunset Rock with the options of exploring the ridge further. We will focus on a couple of specific plants along the way to sketch and photograph spring happenings. Clipboards, pencils and paper will be provided, and you are welcome to bring additional materials. Please bring your own camera. BNRC will provide refreshments at a good stopping place. 10am – 1pm.

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      13

      Met Live in HD: Der Rosenkavalier

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Music Director James Levine conducts the sparklingly perfect score. Tickets: $25 General, $22 Member. 12:30pm – 5:30pm.

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    4. May

      13

      Met Opera Live in HD: Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier

      Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Inc.

      14 Castle Street, Great Barrington MA 01230

      The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece is conducted by Music Director James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen. Renee Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elīna Garanča in her first North American performances as Octavian. 12:30pm – 5:30pm.

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    5. May

      13

      Opening Day

      The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

      2 Plunkett Street, Lenox MA 01240

      Experience the beauty of The Mount, Edith Wharton’s historic estate. Tour the house and gardens, enjoy lunch on the terrace, shop in the book store, or just relax and enjoy the surroundings. 10am – 5pm.

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    6. May

      13

      Storm Large

      Berkshire Theatre Group

      111 South Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      Musician, actor, playwright and author, Storm Large, shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on CBS’, Rock Star: Supernova. Storm made her debut as a guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in 2011, singing for sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. 8pm.

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    1. May

      14

      Chicken Soup in Chelm: Stories for Mom

      Yiddish Book Center

      1021 West Street, Amherst MA 01002

      A special Mother’s Day event: author and storyteller Mark Binder shares favorite funny stories of Chelm, famous in Jewish folklore as the home of naïve fools and the source of all foolishness and idiocy in the world. 2pm.

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    1. May

      15

      Meet me at the Clark

      Clark Art Institute

      225 South Street, Williamstown MA 01267

      A free community education program designed for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their caregivers. This promises to be a meaningful and uplifting experience as specially trained docents guide participants in an open-ended conversation about art. Please call 413.458.0410 to register. Free. 2pm – 4pm.

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    1. May

      17

      Improvers’ Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      For line dancers ready to take the next step past absolute beginner, balancing out “New Country” with classic older country music, or maybe Soul, Funk, Pop & more! $8pp. 5:30pm – 9pm.

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    2. May

      17

      Line Dance in the Morning!

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      Start the day right with some Line Dancing in the morning! Line Dancing is great exercise, and great fun, too! This is a class for beginners to low intermediates. $6pp. 9am – 10:30am.

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    1. May

      18

      Kunstler

      Barrington Stage Company

      30 Union Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      The colorful, perpetually rumpled defense lawyer, civil rights activist, William Kunstler, whose best-known clients include the Chicago Seven, inmates involved in the Attica prison riots, and members of the American Indian Movement, makes a case for his often unconventional style. St. Germain Stage. 7:30pm.

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    1. May

      19

      Catch the Fever: An Evening with Fabrizio and the Fever!

      Berkshire Theatre Group

      111 South Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      Fabrizio and the Fever is led by Berkshire native, musician/songwriter, Michael Fabrizio, to raise scholarship funds for the Richie duPont Award to fulfill kids’ dreams to attend theatre camp. 7pm.

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    2. May

      19

      Kunstler

      Barrington Stage Company

      30 Union Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      The colorful, perpetually rumpled defense lawyer, civil rights activist, William Kunstler, whose best-known clients include the Chicago Seven, inmates involved in the Attica prison riots, and members of the American Indian Movement, makes a case for his often unconventional style. St. Germain Stage. 7:30pm.

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    1. May

      20

      Absolute Beginners’ Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      2 FlightsHave you always wanted to try Line Dancing, but were afraid you had ‘2 left feet’? This is the class for you! Our specialty is teaching new dancers the joys (and techniques) of dancing. The first 30 minutes focuses on instruction for people that are brand new to line dancing, learning the basic steps and moves. The remainder of the class teaches a new dance step by step, and do a step by step review of the dances from the last few weeks. $6pp. 9am – 10:45am.

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      20

      All Day Game Day

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      This is a full day of tabletop gaming goodness! There will be 2 sessions of scheduled events and a growing game library available all day. You are also welcome to bring along any games of your own that you would like to play with new friends. Entry fee is included in monthly $5 membership. 11am – 10pm.

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    3. May

      20

      Kunstler

      Barrington Stage Company

      30 Union Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      The colorful, perpetually rumpled defense lawyer, civil rights activist, William Kunstler, whose best-known clients include the Chicago Seven, inmates involved in the Attica prison riots, and members of the American Indian Movement, makes a case for his often unconventional style. St. Germain Stage. 7:30pm.

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    1. May

      21

      Author’s Talk: Lucky Broken Girl

      Yiddish Book Center

      1021 West Street, Amherst MA 01002

      Author Ruth Behar talks about her first novel for young readers. Based on Behar’s own childhood, Lucky Broken Girl is a multicultural coming-of-age story about a young Cuban-Jewish immigrant girl who is adjusting to her new life in New York City when her American dream is suddenly derailed. Ruthie’s plight will intrigue readers, as will her powerful story of strength and resilience. After her talk, Behar will sign copies of the book. 2pm.

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    2. May

      21

      Kunstler

      Barrington Stage Company

      30 Union Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      The colorful, perpetually rumpled defense lawyer, civil rights activist, William Kunstler, whose best-known clients include the Chicago Seven, inmates involved in the Attica prison riots, and members of the American Indian Movement, makes a case for his often unconventional style. St. Germain Stage. 3pm.

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    1. May

      22

      Monday Night Line Dance Class

      2 Flights Up

      399 1/2 Main Street, Dalton MA 01226

      DSCN6045Have you always wanted to try Line Dancing, but were afraid you had ‘2 left feet’? Then this is the class for you! Doors open at 5:50 with the first 30 minutes for absolute beginners and those that like to warm up with some easy dances. From 6:30 – 8pm, learn a new dance step by step, and do a step by step review of dances from previous classes. $6pp.

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    1. May

      23

      Kunstler

      Barrington Stage Company

      30 Union Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

      The colorful, perpetually rumpled defense lawyer, civil rights activist, William Kunstler, whose best-known clients include the Chicago Seven, inmates involved in the Attica prison riots, and members of the American Indian Movement, makes a case for his often unconventional style. St. Germain Stage. 7:30pm.

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