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Lenox, 1-4 p.m.
The Lenox Community Center will host a Halloween costume party in the balltoom at 65 Walker St. There will music, games and refreshments. Admission is free.
BLP PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER-FAMILY SLATE SIGN
Pittsfield, 1:00 p.m.
SLATE FAMILY FLOWER SIGN - Join us SAT 10/21/17 1-3pm for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the Berkshire Leadership Program Scholarship Fund. You'll learn to paint this customizable sign with your own family name and year established on an authentic slate roofing tile, various sizes available. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, light snacks and donation included for $35. Cash Bar. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
THE TITANS: SCHUMANN AND BRAHMS PIANO QUINTETS
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
Close Encounters With Music launches new season with two works that take us to the pinnacle of chamber music in a pairing of Brahms’s Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 with that of his champion, and originator of the new genre, Robert Schumann’s breakthrough Piano Quintet. Combining the piano and the string quartet had never been tried, but in the space of only a few weeks in 1842, Schumann wrote the legendary piece that influenced countless followers. Both quintets are on the short list of masterworks—symphonic in scale, potent, flashy, and bursting with harmonic and melodic opulence and rhythmic variety. Soyeon Kate Lee, piano; Irina Muresanu and Peter Zazofsky, violin; Michael Strauss, viola; Yehuda Hanani, cello $50 orchestra/$27 balcony/$15 students http://www.cewm.org for more details
NAUMKEAG HAUNTED HOUSE
Stockbridge, 6:30-9 p.m.
The Naumkeag Haunted House returns after a successful first year. Ideal for adults and older kids (recommended ages 12 and up), the Haunted House starts in the garden, offering a new, frightening path, and then -- for the first time -- welcomes visitors into the architectural masterpiece that is the historic mansion, where brave guests will be treated to three floors of new frights and scares. The evening begins and ends with a cash bar and refreshments. Tickets are $25; purchase tickets online in advance.
PURGATORY ROAD HOLIDAZE
Dalton, 7-10 p.m.
The Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention will be the beneficiary of "Purgatory Road Holidaze," a 2-acre haunted corn maze organized by Betsy Nichols and Joann Farrell in the fields at the Nichols family farm, 190 Cleveland Road. Tickets are $10 at the door. The event is NOT recommended for children under age 12.
A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF PERFORMANCE ART
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
What’s the difference between theatre and performance art' When do objects “act” better than actors' Why is Kendall Jenner imitating Yoko Ono' Join us for a new collaboration between the Theatre Department and Williams College Museum of Art that aims to investigate the history (and histrionics) of performance art. Accompanied by the gallery exhibition Active Ingredients: Prompts, Props, Performance—featuring art objects that “perform”—A People’s History of Performance Artconjures a series of tableaux-vivants (living pictures) based on iconic photographs of archival performance art works by artists such as Yves Klein, Carolee Schneemann, Chris Burden, Yoko Ono, Adrian Piper, Tehching Hsieh, and Marina Abramovic. Reversing the dichotomy of performance as “live” and objects as “dead,” A People’s History of Performance Artflips the script to reveal how art can sometimes seem more alive than people. 62 Center
LENOX CONTRA DANCE
Lenox, 7:45 - 11 p.m.
Music by ContraPositive - Joe De Paolo (percussion), Matthew Christian (fiddle, mandolin, flute, whistle and Highland pipes), Matt Diaz (guitar, bouzouki and flute) with Quena Crain calling. Come join us contra dancing on Saturday nights in Lenox, Massachusetts in the Lenox Community Center, at 65 Walker Street. Experience the pleasure of dancing on a beautiful wood floor, in a high-ceiling second floor (handicap accessible) ballroom with a raised stage. Admission is $12 and $6 for students. New Dancers - 2nd dance free! Dances begin with a 15 minute beginner introduction at 7:45 followed by dancing from 8:00 to 11:00. Refreshments are offered during the social break from dancing. All the dances are taught. Come alone or with others.
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Fine and Performing Arts Department will kick off this year’s theatrical season with “Passing Strange,” a comedy-drama, rock musical about black identity in America, in MCLA’s Venable Theater. The production is the first of MCLA’s 2017-18 theatrical season, titled “We the People,” in response to last November’s presidential election and the nation’s political and social upheaval. “Passing Strange” will run through Sunday, Oct. 22. A panel discussion with the artists, students, faculty, as well as experts on race relations in America, will take place after the Saturday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m. performance, and a “Critical Response Session” will take place on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. Both discussions will take place in Venable Theater. For more information or to reserve tickets, go online.
CRAFT FAIR AND BAKE SALE
Dalton, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The annual Craft Fair and Bake Sale at the Dalton Senior Center, sponsored by the Friends of the Dalton Council on Aging to support programs at the Senior Center, will include quilts, woodwork, paintings, homemade soaps, jewelry and other items produced by local crafters. There will also be a bake sale of the Friends of the Dalton Free Public Library. A hot lunch may be purchased from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Senior Center is located at 40 Field St. Ext.
OKTOBERFEST OPEN HOUSE
Great Barrington, Noon - 2 p.m.
Come join us for this FREE event at the Claire Teague Senior Center. It is open to ALL! There will be a 5 piece Oompah Band from 12:30 pm-1:30 pm, Dancing, Games and Prizes. A variety of German & Polish Foods, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Cider. Big Elm Brewery is offering samples of their beer. Domaney's Non-Alcoholic Near Beer & Wine available. Desserts provided by Devonshire Estates. For questions call the Senior Center at 413-528-1881. Claire Teague Senior Center 917 Main Street Great Barrington, MA 01230
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- Nutcracker Tea Party
- Victorian Nutting Party
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- Aug, 29 - Art and Inclusion
- Aug, 10 - Astronomy Professor Jay Pasachoff on the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse