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Lenox, 7-9 p.m.
A "Fill the Pantry Dance Party" with The Rev Tor Trio to benefit CHP emergency food fund and Project Milk at the Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St. Suggested donation is $10-$15 for adults, $5 for teens and seniors and free for children under 9.
PITTSFIELD HIGH BENEFIT CONCERT
Pittsfield, 7:30 p.m.
The Pittsfield High School Band is hosting a benefit concert at Berkshire Community College’s Robert Boland Theater March 31, 2017 to raise much needed funds to support music education in their school. This event is titled “Help Keep Music Education Alive.” Tickets for the show are available on line at www.purplepass.com and at Wood Brother’s Music (Allendale Shopping Center) or by calling 800-316-8559.
PHS BAND BENEFIT CONCERT
Pittsfield, 7:30 p.m.
Kashmir, the live Led Zeppelin Tribute, will perform for the Pittsfield High School Band fourth annual benefit concert at Berkshire Community College’s Robert Boland Theater to raise much needed funds to support music education in their school. This event is titled “Help Keep Music Education Alive.” The Pittsfield High School Band will be performing live with the Kashmir musicians during the concert on some songs. Tickets for the show are available online at and at Wood Brother’s Music (Allendale Shopping Center) or by calling 800-316-8559.
HIGH MUD COMEDY FESTIVAL
The High Mud Comedy Festival, a two-day laugh-fest featuring a pile of performers thick with national comedic treasures and local stand-up heroes, returns to North Adams this spring. Unapologetically goofy comedian Phoebe Robinson of cult-inspiring podcast 2 Dope Queensheadlines 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. Sponsored by The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA.
Pittsfield, 2 and 7 p.m.
Taconic Theatre presents "Sister Act," a musical comedy in the Taconic High School Auditorium, 96 Valentine Road. Tickets are $10 for general admission seating and can be purchased at the door or online.
'PROCESS AND PERFORMANCE' DANCE
Williamstown, 3 p.m.
The Albany Berkshire Ballet announces a new dance event "Process and Performance" at Williams College's '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Dance Studio, 1000 Main St. The artists will present innovative contemporary dance and engage the audience in their development, inspiration and choreographic process. This new dance works program is an artistic collaboration with the Albany Berkshire Ballet and local artists Mary Giannone Talmi, Christopher Amato and Vincent Brewer. A $10 donation is suggested. Space is limited; email for reservations.
Pittsfield, 4 p.m.
A Chocolate Seder will be held at Temple Anshe Amunim at 26 Broad St. 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. The cost for this event is $7/person with a maximum of $25 per family. All chocolate will be nut-free and dairy-free. Sugar-free and gluten-free options will be available upon request. For more information and to RSVP, call 413-442-5910.
SWEDISH MEATBALL SUPPER
Lenox, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
The supper will take place at the United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Rd., Lenox. Seatings at 4:30 or 6 pm with takeout available between 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Meal includes Swedish meatballs, noodles, green beans, salad, bread, dessert & beverage. $13 Adults/Youth ~ $10/Children under 10 years. For reservations call 413-422-4738 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. and leave name, phone/cell number, number of tickets Adult/Child and time for eat in seating or takeout pickup.
SHOOTING STAR PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Join us Sat 4/1 at Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA for a fundraiser to benefit the Gentle Giants Relay for Life team. You'll learn to paint this inspirational image of "Shooting Star" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, light snack and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
GIB KITTREDGE AUCTION & AWARDS CEREMONY
Dalton, 6 p.m.
The Dalton Community Recreation Association hosts the 23rd Annual Gib Kittredge Auction & Awards Ceremony at The Stationery Factory, 63 Flansburg Ave. The evening starts with a silent auction followed by an awards ceremony honoring outstanding community members, a live auction and raffles. The event is free and open to the public.
Williamstown, 1 p.m.
"La Traviata," Giuseppe Verdi’s beloved operatic masterpiece, airs at the Clark Art Institute. The encore performance (recorded March 11, 2017) is broadcast in HD from the Metropolitan Opera. Tickets are $25 ($22 members, $18 students) and may be purchased online or by calling 413-458-0524. Run time is 2 hours, 55 minutes.
FREE DAY AT THE CLARK
Williamstown, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Explore the Clark Art Institute’s sculpture and decorative arts collections with “Any Way, Shape, or Form,” part of the Clark’s First Sundays Free program. Admission to the galleries is free all day; free family activities take place from 1–4 pm in the open studio space located in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. Art-making activities include making armature (sculptural framework) and a piece of sculpture. Gallery talks will be held at at 1:30 and 3 p.m.
MOMENTS HOUSE PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
Join us Sun 4/2 at Cross Roads Cafe, 195 Onota St, Pittsfield, MA for a Berkshire Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the Moments House in Pittsfield. You'll learn to paint this locally inspired image of "Wild Mountain Flowers" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, instruction and donation included for $35. CASH BAR. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
'HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL'
Great Barrington, 2 p.m.
Monument Mountain Regional High School announces the student spring musical performances of "High School Musical." The actors will be accompanied by a pit orchestra comprised mostly of student musicians. Some of the most popular songs include “Start of Something New,” “Get’Cha Head in the Game” and “Stick to the Status Quo.” With a plot described as a modern adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, High School Musical is a story about two high school Juniors from rival cliques – Troy Bolton, captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella Montez, a shy transfer student who excels in mathematics and science. Together, they audition for lead roles in their high school musical and, as a result, divide the school. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at the front desk of Monument Mountain High School (9-3pm) or at the school the night of the performance.
Pittsfield, Noon-2:30 p.m.
Rogue Yoga has teamed with the Crowne Plaza for a series of Parent Child Yoga Class (ages 5+), with games, stories, partner acrobatics and flying partner yoga. After a fun hour of partner yoga, there will be some free play in the pool. The dates are Nov. 6, Dec. 4, March 5 and April 2; come to one or all. Registration is required online. $20 per pair per class.
Great Barrington, 5 p.m.
The Hevreh Winter Film Series presents "The Band's Visit," screening at 5 and discussion at 7 p.m. This heartwarming and poignant winner of the 2007 Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard prize is the mesmerizing and witty story of strangers in a strange land. Bring your own dinner. Hevreh is located at 270 State Road.
'WHY WALL STREET MATTERS'
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Author William D. Cohan will speak at Williams College about “Why Wall Street Matters” in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. This event is free. In his lecture, Cohan will speak about his new book, "Why Wall Street Matters," in conversation with Jerry Caprio, William Brough professor of economics and chair of the Center for Development Economics’ executive committee.
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Toddler storytime and songs at the North Adams Public Library in Youth Services Department is held for ages birth to 3 years old, siblings welcome. One to two stories are read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.
North Adams, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
After-School Program Now Through the End of the School Year! Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm & Thursdays 4-5pm at the UNO Community Center at 157 River St. North Adams. Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy Snack, Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Computer Access and Creative Activities. FREE. For more information contact Geoffrey Pawlowski at (413) 663-7588 Ext. 22.
ALEXANDER KORSANTIA, PIANO
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
To: email@example.com Subject: list-musicdance: 04-04-2017 Williams Music Williamstown, MA Alexander Korsantia, piano - Williams College Visiting Artist Series A major artist who possesses “piano technique where difficulties simply do not exist” (Calgary Sun), Alexander Korsantia presents two works by Franz Schubert: Sonata No. 18 in G Major, and Sonata No. 21 in B flat Major. http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=11487 Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
BCD OPEN HOUSE
Stockbridge, 9-11 a.m.
Berkshire Country Day School will host an on-campus information session for parents and caregivers at 55 Interlaken Road (Route 183). Registration is encouraged. Visiting parents will have the opportunity to chat with current parents, see students in action, tour the 27-acre campus and classroom buildings, meet members of the faculty and administration, and hear more about the school's comprehensive curriculum and co-curricular programs that emphasize academics, the arts, and athletics.
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime and craft at the North Adams Public Library in the Youth Services Department is held for ages 3 to 6 years old, siblings welcome. Several stories will be read and there is time to share ideas and thoughts as well as complete a craft.
North Adams, 10 a.m.
The Northern Berkshire Retirees will hold its monthly meeting at the Greylock Club on State Road. Guest speaker will be Kevin App, head basketball coach of Williams College. All are welcome.
AIDS ACTIVITIST PETER STALEY
Windsor, 7 p.m.
Pioneering AIDS activist Peter Staley will speak at an event titled “AIDS Activism Thirty Years Later: Reflections with Peter Staley,” at Williams College. Staley’s talk will follow a 7 p.m. screening of the 2012 Oscar-nominated documentary, "How to Survive a Plague." Both the screening and talk will take place in Paresky Auditorium.
BREAD & PUPPET THEATER
Adams, 7 p.m.
Bread & Puppet Theater performs at BArT, 1 Commercial St. They will have spent the week working with BArT to prepare a collaborative performance of Bread and Puppet’s Faust 3, a proletarian rumination on displacement, heaven, and satisfaction in the tradition of Medieval Faust puppet shows and Goethe’s epic verse drama. After the performance Bread and Puppet will serve its famous free sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread and Puppet’s “Cheap Art” – books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread and Puppet Press – will be for sale.
Pittsfield, 5 - 8 p.m.
Friday, April 7th, 5 to 8 pm Enjoy a dozen different art shows featuring work by over twenty accomplished regional artists in Pittsfield’s bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First Fridays Artswalk and all month long! In most venues, artists will be present from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, April 7th! Join us for a free guided tour beginning at 5pm on April 7th at the Intermodal Center @ BRTA, 1 Columbus Ave! 4/7, 8-10 pm. Afterwalk Party at the Whitney Center for the Arts (42 Wendell Ave) More information: http://www.firstfridaysartswalk.com/
Great Barrington, 5:30 p.m.
The Berkshires' Ultimate Annual Pop-up Fashion fundraiser returns for the 6th year in a row on Friday, April 7 through April 9 at 325 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, MA. Presented by CATWALK Boutique, in support of the Berkshire Humane Society, BerkChique! features women's and men's clothing and accessories donated from of the Berkshires' chique-est closets and boutiques at oh-la-la prices. Join us at our Friday, April 7 First Dibs Shopping Party with a VIP ticket, Regular Admission or 2 for $40 Bring a Friend ticket and enjoy a free goodie bag and complimentary refreshments from Prana Bar and Domaney's Liquors and Fine Wines. Shop the sale throughout the weekend, with FREE admission 10am-4pm on Saturday, April 8 and 10am-2pm on Sunday, April 9.
SUNSHINE DRAGONFLY PAINT & SIP
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
Join us on Fri 4/7 at The American Legion, 91 American Legion Dr, North Adams, MA for a Berkshire Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the Brayton PTA. You'll learn to paint this bright spring image of "Sunshine Dragonflies" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, instruction and donation included for $35. CASH BAR. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (4130 205-8345.
MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College invites you to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Friday evenings through May 12, with the exception of Spring Break March 17, 24, and March 31. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. Shows will last about 50 minutes. For reservations (required) email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CODA: WILLIAMS COLLEGE CONTEMPORARY DANCE
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
CoDa (Contemporary Dance Ensemble) is dedicated to the continued development of dance on the campus and larger community by fostering collaboration across artistic and academic disciplines. By integrating the foundational techniques of modern and ballet with contemporary and popular forms of movement, music, and multimedia, we are dedicated to the creation and performance of original work and repertoire by two faculty artistic directors, visiting artists, and students. This fall, CoDa will join the other department ensembles in a group concert exploring classic repertoire of our respective dance genres. Come, and share our journeys and dreams! Price is $3. Visit the Williams College '62 Center Box Office from Tues-Sat, 1-5 PM or call (413) 597-2425. Buy tickets online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/32885 For more information, please visit http://62center.williams.edu/
- Bread & Puppet Theater
- PHS band benefit concert
- 'High School Musical'
- BCD Open House
- Gib Kittredge Auction & Awards Ceremony
- Artist's Swap and Sale
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