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MAMBO AND NEMONEE’S WORLDWIDE ADVENTURE
Lenox, 11 a.m.
Nutshell Playhouse will present a free performance for children and families at the Lenox Community Center at 65 Walker St. Can Mambo and Nemonee save the beautiful but endangered Floratius Serendipitus' Follow them on their hilarious adventures around the globe as they look for the special ingredients that will do the trick. Featuring masks, movement, live music and puppetry, this original performance provides a wonderful chance to awaken young children to earth’s mysteries and the delicate balance of nature.

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KIDS YOGA CLASS
North Adams, 3 p.m.
If the cabin fever sets in mid-week sign kids ages 6-10 up for Yoga at North Adams Yoga!  Register in advance by emailing contact@northadamsyoga.com   No experience required. Parents/guardians may either stay or leave but space is limited. Class is 50 minutes long so if returning please be back then. Please arrive a few minutes early to sign a waiver. We provide yoga mats. Kids should wear comfy clothing like leggings or sweatpants. The 50 minutes will be a combination of yoga games, practice yoga poses, and relaxation techniques. $5 per kid.  26 Holden Street, North Adams, (413) 662-9073
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FACULTY LECTURE SERIES
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
During February and March, Williams College will sponsor its annual Faculty Lecture Series. The aim of the series is to present big ideas beyond disciplinary boundaries. The lectures will be offered in Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry, and be followed by a reception in Schow Atrium. The lectures are free and open to the public; topics can be found here.

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'RETHINKING ‘SCRIPTURES’ AFTER THE CHICANO MOVEMENT'
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
Jacqueline Hidalgo, associate professor of Latina/o studies and religion, will present the third lecture in the Faculty Lecture Series at Williams College titled “Our Book of Revelation ... Is Serpentine and Regenerative: Rethinking ‘Scriptures’ After the Chicano Movement” in Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry Building. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception in Schow Auditorium will immediately follow the presentation.

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EXHIBIT OPENING
North Adams, 5-7 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Gallery 51 at 51 Main St. will present the collaborative exhibit "Biotope: Friends, Life Forms, Landscapes," featuring the artwork of accomplished artists from several regions across the United States. After the reception, the exhibit will remain on display until Sunday, April 9.

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FREE PAINT & PIZZA FOR BERKSHIRE YOUTHS
Pittsfield, 5:30 p.m.
Have your youth age child join us on 2/23 for a FREE Paint & Pizza Party at Berkshire Children & Families, 480 West St, Pittsfield, MA. They'll learn to paint this inspirational image of "Blue Bird Tree" on a large 16x20 inch canvas. All painting materials, instruction, and dinner included. Transportation is also provided if needed. Seats are limited. Reserve your seats by calling Michelle at (413) 205-8346 or email mliglesias@ymail.com
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6TH ANNUAL MONOPOLY TOURNAMENT
Pittsfield, 5:30 to 10:00 p.m.
This unique charity event benefits Berkshire County Kids' Place, a children's advocacy center that provides services to child abuse victims at no cost. The tournament includes one 90-minute preliminary round with the top 6 players moving on to the final table to compete for the title of Monopoly Champion and the grand prizes of a 2 Night Stay at Blue Shutters Inn in Ogunquit, Maine and a $50 gift card for dining. The evening includes fun competition, food, prizes and raffles. $30 per person. Registration Deadline:  February 14, 2017.  Call 499-2800 ext 114 for more information or register online at  www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-monopoly-tournament-tickets-29255076722  Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road
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SUSAN B. ANTHONY DINNER
Williamstown, 6 p.m.
The League of Women Voters of Williamstown invites the public to its annual Susan B. Anthony Dinner  at the Williams Inn in Williamstown. The dinner celebrates the work of this pioneer in getting votes for women.  In addition to dinner, the evening features a talk, "Hamilton and Trump -- Two views of American Nationality," presented by Jim Mahon, Williams College professor of political science. Dinner tickets are $30, with a cash bar. For reservations and menu options contact Mary Lovvorn by email to zrobi@hotmail.com.

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JANUARY LEGO GROUP AT THE NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY
North Adams, 6 to 7 p.m.
January Lego Group at the North Adams Public Library. The Family Center and the North Adams Library invites families with children ages 4 to 12 years old, to join us for an evening of fun! Thursdays, February 9th and 23rd from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the third floor of the North Adams Library. We provide Legos for the group so your child can build and create! The group is FREE and drop in! Call the Family Center at 664-4821 or The North Adams Public Library at 662-3133 for more information.
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MUSIC & MAURICE SENDAK
North Adams, 6-7 p.m.
The North Adams Public Library will host an all ages music concert of music based on Maurice Sendak's illustrated book "Lullabies and Night Songs," music written by Alec Wilder. Music performed by local musicians with historical information given. A collection of Maurice Sendak's other works will be on display.

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WORKSHOP FOR BERKSHIRE IMMIGRANT STORIES PROJECT
Pittsfield, 6-9 p.m.
In 2016, BCC received a grant from Mass Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities for a pilot project — Berkshire Immigrant Stories. The project goal is to collect and share the stories of recent local immigrants and their children and grandchildren through an online exhibit and archive called “Your Story, Our Story,” developed by the Tenement Museum of New York. A hands-on workshop will be held to help those interested in sharing their stories to photograph objects, write stories and complete the submission process. The workshop is free and open to the public. No registration required. For more information, go online.

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'13TH' SCREENING
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will present an Academy Award-nominated film "13th" as part of its Global Film Series in Murdock Hall room 218. This event is free and open to the public. A talkback will follow the screening of this film. In “13th,” Director Ava DuVernay, also the director of “Selma,” explores the history of racial inequality in the United States. The film examines the American system of incarceration, specifically how the prison industrial complex affects people of color.

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LAND RESTORATION TALK
North Adams, 7 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Green Living Series will continue to offer seminars on “Science and Management of Invasive Species” with “From Run Down to Renewed: Land Restoration at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve,” by Jesse Hoffman, preserve steward and botanist with the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission in Albany, N.Y. All of the lectures in this series are free in the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, room 121. Hoffman, a lifelong botanist, oversees much of the on-the-ground conservation and recreation work at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve.

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EVERYBODY KNOWS... ELIZABETH MURRAY
North Adams, 7:30 p.m.
A determined single mom with nothing but guts and talent, the visionary American artist Elizabeth Murray broke through notorious art world barriers to become one of the outstanding painters of our time. Catch each installation of our February documentary film series: buy tickets for 3 films and get the 4th film for free. February 2: A Revolution in 4 Seasons February 9: Ovarian Psycos February 16: Seven Songs for a Long Life What to expect: This event will be “up in the club” with cabaret-style seating. Our cafe serves movie snacks and the bar is always well-stocked with Bright Ideas Brewing and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits. Be ready to make new friends — our tables seat five and if your party is smaller, you might find others at your table.  MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, 413-662-2111
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PIONEER VALLEY BALLET STORYTIME
North Adams, 1-2 p.m.
Members from the Pioneer Valley Ballet, located in Easthampton, Mass., will host a dance-themed storytime at the North Adams Public Library geared toward children 4-9. Dancers come in costume, dance-focused picture books will be read, a selection of music will be played, and a craft will be shared.

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WILLIAMS COLLEGE HUMAN LIBRARY
Williamstown, 1-4 p.m.
Williams College invites all members of the community to experience the Human Library in the Paresky Student Center. This is a free, interactive event, and reservations are not required. The Williams College Human Library holds almost 40 “books”: students, staff, faculty and members of the community who volunteer to spend 30 minutes sharing their unique story and engage in a one-on-one conversation with each “reader.” Together the book and reader discuss their experiences and exchange questions.
 

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THE ALL-NIGHT MARATHON OF VOICES
Williamstown, 5:30 p.m.
The All-Night Marathon of Voices is a dusk to dawn event in Thompson Memorial Chapel. Including vocalists and vocal groups from across the Williams community, this unique gathering is worth staying up for.. http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=11476 Free Thompson Memorial Chapel Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 5:30 p.m.
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PAINT & SIP FOR GB FIRE DEPT SUPPORT GROUP
Great Barrington, 6:30 p.m.
Join us Fri 2/24 at Bogies, 935 S. Main St, Great Barrington, MA for a Paint & Sip fundriaser to benefit the Great Barrington Fire Dept Support Group. You'll learn to paint this colorful image of "Night Campfire" 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.
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BACK IN TIME BASH
Pittsfield, 7 p.m. - 12 a.m.
1Berkshire Young Professionals Annual Event, Back in Time Bash! Presented by: 1Berkshire & Berkshire Museum 1Berkshire Young Professionals are kicking off another great year with our Annual Museum party, Back In Time Bash. on February 24, 2017. You don’t want to miss this! Enjoy a dance party with DJ BFG, sing your favorite karaoke tunes, sample delicious food, snap a picture in our photo booth, play some indoor lawn games like cornhole and life size Jenga and so much more!  If you came last year, you know you don’t want to miss out! If you didn’t come last year, you don’t want to miss it again!  $10 for BYP members, $15 for guests & Cash Bar!
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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 mcr4@williams.edu.

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'THE ADDAMS FAMILY'
Pittsfield, 8 p.m.
The Miss Hall's School Theater Ensemble presents its take on oddball households, performing the musical comedy "The Addams Family" in the Woods Theater of the Elizabeth Gatchell Klein Arts Center on the Miss Hall's School campus. General admission is $6, and reservations are recommended. Senior citizen and handicapped-accessible seating is available. Call 413-443-6401 for tickets and reservations or order tickets on the MHS website.

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LULAROE FUNDRAISER
Adams, 1 - 3 p.m.
St. Stan's School, Kolbe Hall, Adams. Leggins, Dresses, Skirts and more

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MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: DVOřáK’S RUSALKA
Great Barrington, 1 p.m.
Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvořák’s fairy-tale opera about the tragic water nymph Rusalka. Sir Mark Elder conducts Mary Zimmerman’s new staging, which also stars Brandon Jovanovich as the human prince who captures Rusalka’s heart; Katarina Dalayman as Rusalka’s rival, the Foreign Princess; Eric Owens as the Water Sprite, Rusalka’s father; and Jamie Barton as the duplicitous witch Ježibaba. $25 / $18 Students Tickets available online here or by calling the box office at 413.528.0100 (Wed-Sat 12-6pm). Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington
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WILLIAMS COLLEGE HUMAN LIBRARY
Williamstown, 1-4 p.m.
Williams College invites all members of the community to experience the Human Library in the Paresky Student Center. This is a free, interactive event, and reservations are not required. The Williams College Human Library holds almost 40 “books”: students, staff, faculty and members of the community who volunteer to spend 30 minutes sharing their unique story and engage in a one-on-one conversation with each “reader.” Together the book and reader discuss their experiences and exchange questions.
 

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'RUSALKA' LIVE
Williamstown, 12:55 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute presents a live, high-definition screening of "Rusalka," Antonín Dvořák’s fairytale of love, longing, rejection, and redemption. The opera will be shown in the Clark’s state-of-the-art auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center. Tickets are $25 ($22 members, $18 students) and may be purchased online or by calling 413 458 0524. Now in its eleventh season, The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series of live performances transmitted to more than 2,000 movie theaters in seventy countries around the world. Live telecasts feature the full performance along with backstage interviews and commentary.

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WOMEN’S INVITATIONAL POETRY SLAM
Richmond, 7 p.m.
As the second of two WordXWord events during the 10X10 Festival,  WXW has invited a field of fantastic female poets to put their work on the line at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. For this event the Whit will be set up cabaret style with a cash bar. Admission is free.


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'THE BAD KIDS'
New York, 7 p.m.
Indie Lens Pop-Up, presented by ITVS, Independent Lens, Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, and WMHT Educational Telecommunications will present the winner of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award for Vérité Filmmaking, "The Bad Kids," a film by Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe, at Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, N.Y.  'The Bad Kids' is not a story of triumph against all odds, because that isn’t the reality of these students' lives or expectations. It is a story of taking achievable steps toward pride and a better future.

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'A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS'
Pittsfield, 7:30 p.m.
Stepping out with Oscar-winning songs from movies, past and present, Samantha Talora & Ron Ramsay offer a pre-Oscar celebration of song at the American Legion, Post 68.  The pair will be joined by Eileen Markland on violin and Michael Gillespie on woodwinds and special young guest, Hayden Hoffman. Tickets are $20, which includes post-show sweets. Reservations can be made by calling 413-212-4459 or e-mailing info@samandron.com.

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SAM COHEN
North Adams, 8 p.m.
The former Apollo Sunshine and Yellowbirds frontman Sam Cohen is a dazzling guitarist (he’s lent his talents to the likes of Bob Weir and Cee-Lo), but also a songwriter of disarming skill. Count on him and his band to bring some lazy summer afternoon vibes to a cold winter’s night. What to expect This event will be “up in the club” with cabaret-style seating. Our café will deliver your dinner, and the bar is always well-stocked with Bright Ideas Brewing and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits. Be ready to make new friends — our tables seat five, and, if your party is smaller, you might find others at your table. Cheers to live events up in the club!  MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, 413-662-2111
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'THE ADDAMS FAMILY'
Pittsfield, 8 p.m.
The Miss Hall's School Theater Ensemble presents its take on oddball households, performing the musical comedy "The Addams Family" in the Woods Theater of the Elizabeth Gatchell Klein Arts Center on the Miss Hall's School campus. General admission is $6, and reservations are recommended. Senior citizen and handicapped-accessible seating is available. Call 413-443-6401 for tickets and reservations or order tickets on the MHS website.

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