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Friday

Kinder time: The Berkshire Museum will host the third annual "WeeMuse: Welcome to Kindergarten!" tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Designed for families with children who are preparing to enter kindergarten, the event includes activities, music, and games. Presented in partnership with Pittsfield’s Transition Team, the Berkshire United Way, and Pittsfield Public Schools, the event is free and open to the community. For more information, visit www.berkshiremuseum.org or call 413-443-7171.

In with the new: Williams College will celebrate its recently completed Class of 1966 Environmental Center, a restoration and expansion of a historic building that seeks to meet the Living Building Challenge, the most rigorous and advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment. The celebration will include a public lecture by William Moomaw ’59 tonight at 7 p.m. in the Paresky Auditorium and a dedication of the Environmental Center at 1:30 p.m. April 18, when there will also be an open house from 10 to 11:45 a.m., community plantings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a panel discussion from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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Saturday

She's our idol: Katherine Winston, an invited guest of the Pittsfield Parade Committee and “American Idol” semi-finalist, will perform a concert at the Colonial Theatre (The Garage) on 111 South St. The Committee will be in attendance accepting donations for the July 4th Parade. Tickets are available at the box office for $10 in advance and $12 the day of performance. Winston, a singer-songwriter from Lenox, began in a pool of an estimated 140,000 performers auditioning across the country for the talent competition. She made it to the top 24 men and women vying for the crown of "American Idol."

Any way you slice it: The fifth annual Slice of Life Pizza Competition to benefit Moments House will be held at the Crowne Plaza Pittsfield tonight from 6 to 10 p.m. This event takes place on the second floor in the ballroom and will feature musical entertainment from Dennis Wixsom from Bob Heck Entertainment, a Chinese raffle with 100+ prizes, a 50/50 raffle, cash bar and all you can eat pizza. In its fifth year this event brings together local Berkshire County pizza eateries in a friendly tasting competition. Attendees to this event sample pizza from all over the county and vote on their favorites. Tickets will also be available at the door for $25 each for adults and $7 for children 5-12, with under 5 free.

 


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Sunday

Two for tea: The Clark Art Institute hosts a special tea event celebrating the publication of a new book on the Institute’s teacup collection by noted artist Molly Hatch today at 1:30 p.m. Alex Harney of Harney & Sons Fine Teas of Millerton, N.Y., will join Hatch for a special presentation and tea tasting. In addition to the tea event, the Clark’s daylong celebration of tea and teacups includes an author’s book talk between Hatch and Kathleen Morris, the Sylvia and Leonard Marx Curator of Decorative Arts, at 3 p.m. and a book signing at 4 p.m. Tickets to the tea are $25 and can be reserved at clarkart.educlarkart.edu or by calling 413-458-0524. The lecture and book signing events are free of charge.

Sweet music: Dr. Matthew McConnell will unveil his new, German-built harpsichord at the First Baptist Church on Main Street in North Adams today at 7 p.m. He will play pieces by Bach, Scarlatti and more. A donation of $5 is suggested.

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