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Great Barrington, 1 p.m.
This new film by multiple Emmy Award–winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke surveys the last 50 years of the Metropolitan Opera's rich history and a time of great change for New York. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the box office at 413-528-0100 Wednesday-Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.
WOMEN’S MARCH SOLIDARITY EVENT
Pittsfield, 1-4 p.m.
Indivisible Pittsfield will host a "March into Action" Resource Fair and Community Forum at The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St. On the anniversary of the first Women’s March and in solidarity with the Women’s March 2018, Indivisible Pittsfield invites the public to the event, which will feature a resource fair with more than 20 groups participating followed by brief spoken word performances, leading into a round-table discussion of "where do we go from here in the Berkshires," featuring leaders of various social justice efforts and related organizations in the region.
Great Barrington, 11:15 a.m.
Teachers from the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School will perform the first of three free puppet plays for children at Mason Library, 231 Main St. More puppet plays in this spring series of free community events are planned for March and April. To learn more, visit gbrss.org or call 413-528-4015.
ART, MINDFULNESS, AND SELF-REFLECTION
Stockbridge, 5-7 p.m.
Start the New Year with quiet contemplation and the exploration of art as a means of achieving a state of flow, mindfulness, and self-reflection with Katie Atkinson, an illustrator who focuses on themes of wellness, personal growth, and transformation, at the Norman Rockwell Museum She is also works as a therapeutic art facilitator at Mountainside Treatment Center in Canaan, Conn., where she uses mindfulness to create pathways to greater self-awareness and healing. The cost is $20.
LENOX CONTRA DANCE WITH COINCIDANCE AND JON GREENE
Lenox, 7:45 - 11:00 p.m.
Music by Coincidance - Tony Pisano (accordion), Josh Pisano(percussion), Eric Martin (fiddle and viola), Susan Creighton(keyboard), and Eric Buddington (fiddle), with caller Jon Greene. 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.
Take a trip to outer space with Quindar — Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen and his art and music collaborator James Merle Thomas. The multimedia duo synch electronic music with historical recordings and film, especially from NASA’s early manned missions. The results are mesmerizingly beautiful, and they packed the house at last summer’s Solid Sound. MASS MoCA
Lenox, 8-11 p.m.
Lenox Contradance will be held at the Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., featuring live music by Coincidance and calling by Jon Greene. The cost is $12 adults/$6 students/family $25. Beginners welcomed at 7:45 p.m. Details online.
MASS MOCA FREE DAY
Mass MoCA visitors will experience pop-up gallery performances, art-making, and live music in our freight elevator, in addition to immersive installations by Turrell, Anderson’s two virtual reality experiences, and Schonbeck’s world of instruments (no experience required to play), during the museum's Free Day. Capping off the night with a ticketed performance in the Hunter Center at 8 p.m., Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen brings his collaborator, James Merle Thomas, performing as Quindar, to enliven the museum with solar landscapes and danceable songs. During Free Day, community partners will be stationed in the lobby from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. offering information to visitors on upcoming events in the area. Stop by the Berkshire Health Systems information table to learn more about the growing range of health services available in the northern Berkshires. The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition will be offering information about upcoming events for the Northern Berkshire Neighbors program and The Family Place.
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