Things to Do

Adams Theater Making Final Preparations for Benefit Concert
ADAMS, Mass. — Final preparations are being made inside of Adams Theater as it prepares for an upcoming benefit concert by the piano group Two Piano Journey on Nov. 11.  The mother and son team, Michelle Chen Kuo and Christopher Kuo, is currently touring to raise money for philanthropic and charitable organizations. The duo has raised $1,456,000 for its partners since 2016. The concert is part of a fundraising effort by the theater, which it launched in August. As of Nov. 3, it has raised over $58,000 of its $80,000 goal online and $14,000 more in offline donations....
Clark Art Airs an HD MET Production: 'La Traviata'
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Metropolitan Opera's broadcast production of "La Traviata" airs at the Clark Art Institute on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 12:55 pm in the second installment of The Met: Live in HD.  The award-winning series of live, high-definition cinema simulcasts features the full live performance along with backstage interviews and commentary....
"Its a Wonderful Life" with New Executive of Images
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Images Cinema presents "It's a Wonderful Life" with new executive director Dan Hudson on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 4:15 pm and Sunday, Nov. 6 at 1 pm.  Hudson will introduce each show and talk about why "It's a Wonderful Life"  is his favorite film. The Saturday show will be followed by a reception at The Log, down the street from Images Cinema. The reception is included with a ticket to the movie. Both presentations of the film are free for Images Cinema members. Regular admission prices apply to all others....
Clark Art: Free Gallery Tour for New Parents
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — On Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at 10:15 am, the Clark Art Institute will host a tour of the permanent collection galleries for new parents.  The event is free. Participants will meet at the Clark's main Admissions desk. New parents and caregivers are invited to bring their infants into the galleries for an informal, guided visit....
World Class Guitar Player Performs at McConnell Theater
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. —On Friday, Nov. 4, guitar player Jason Vieaux will offer a varied recital of solo guitar music at the McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center, at Bard College at Simon's Rock on the South Berkshire Concert Series.  The performance will begin at 7:30 pm and admission is free; mask-wearing is required.   The program will include arrangements of works by Bach and Scarlatti, as well as original guitar compositions by Leo Brouwer, Augustin Barrios, Jorge Morel, and Vieaux....
Award Winning Musician to Perform at MCLA's Church Street Center
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The community is invited to a concert on Nov. 2 with Jake Blount, an award-winning musician and scholar based in Providence, RI.  Blount will perform at 7 p.m. at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Church Street Center. The concert is open to the public with an admission fee of $10 for the general public, $5 for faculty/staff/MCLA alumni, and free for current students....
Eagles Band Community Concert Coming to Pittsfield Nov. 4
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Eagles Band's annual Community Concert returns to the Colonial Theatre next week, featuring a range of musical works from the 1700s to the modern day. On Friday, Nov. 4, the free event will include a more than 60-musician concert band and the stage band. It will be opened by the Eagles' trombone ensemble.   The concert begins at 7 p.m. and the trombone ensemble will begin shortly after doors open at 6:15 p.m....
Weekend Outlook: Halloween!
Berkshire County is hosting a wide range events during the last week of the spooky season, including parades, pumpkin carving, and more  Pittsfield Halloween ParadeTyler Street, Pittsfield  Tyler Street will be a haunting ground for ghosts and ghouls once more this year. The city's annual Halloween parade returns on Friday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. after a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last parade was in 2019. This will be the 76th Halloween parade in the city....
Photojournalist and Photography Teacher to Speak at Ventfort Hall
LENOX, Mass. — Photojournalist and Photography Teacher David Lee will talk about the basic photo technology of the 19th century and how that affects the way the resulting pictures appear.  His talk will be followed by tea. According to a press release: in the Gilded Age exposures were made by both professional and amateur photographers in a time when there was no capability to photographically enlarge them. Today we have much faster darkroom photo paper and making photographic enlargements is relatively easy. But printing photos in the darkroom takes time and patience....
Hancock Shaker Village Executive Director Works to Honor the Shaker's Legacy
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Nathaniel Silver assumed the role of Executive Director and CEO of Hancock Shaker Village on Sept. 19 and hopes to preserve the inclusive and diverse history that is ingrained in the 20 historic buildings on the campus.  "Everybody's been incredibly welcoming. And I'm really really grateful for the warm welcome since I've been here and especially fellow leaders of cultural institutions who have reached out to me in the last couple of weeks to meet and to welcome you to the area and so I'm incredibly grateful for everyone's support" he said....
Downtown Pittsfield...It's Alive
IT'S AAAAALIVE! Well, it was at Pittsfield's Downtown "It's Alive" event on 10/21/2022!...
Weekend Outlook: Pub Crawls, Festivals, and More!
Berkshire County will be hosting a variety of events this cool cloudy weekend including Pub Crawls, festivals, and haunted hikes....
Clark Art Presents Concert By Pianist Gabriel Quenneville-Belair
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — On Saturday, Oct 29, at 2 pm, the Clark Art Institute presents a concert by Montreal-based pianist Gabriel Quenneville-Bélair.    The program includes nineteenth- and twentieth-century music selected from composers including Maurice Ravel, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Schubert, and Ludwig van Beethoven. Also premiering at this performance are three concert études composed by Williamstown resident Stephen Dankner.    The free performance is open to the public and takes place in the Clark's auditorium....
Normal Rockwell Museum Hosts Hilary Knight Exhibition
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Norman Rockwell Museum (NRM) has announce their fall/winter exhibition, Eloise & More: The Life and Art of Hilary Knight, featuring iconic illustrations by 95-year-old artist Hilary Knight. The exhibition opens Nov. 12 "We are honored to have the opportunity to share Hilary Knight’s vibrant artworks reflecting the breadth of his exceptional career with visitors to the Norman Rockwell Museum," said Chief Curator Stephanie Haboush Plunkett....
Berkshire Libraries Fall Crawl
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — One dozen Berkshire county libraries are hosting The Berkshire Libraries Fall Crawl from October 17 to October 22, 2022.   All are welcome to explore the Berkshires by visiting public libraries across the county. Participants can pick up a passport at the first library they visit and then drive from library to library, collecting passport stamps and small prizes.   Participants are asked to take a photo of themselves at each library along the way and use the tag #BerkshireLibraryCrawl2022....
North Adams Library Hosting Home Movie Showings
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The North Adams Public Library will host a Home Movie Day on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 7 to 10 p.m.   Home Movie Day is an annual celebration of the historical and cultural value of amateur film. Screenings are held in communities throughout the world, and residents are encouraged to bring their films to share.   Participants may show up at 7 p.m. with their films. Qualified volunteers will inspect for condition. Projection formats include 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm.   This is the fourth Home Movie Day event in North Adams and Williamstown....
Ventfort Hall Celebrating Halloween Oct. 28 to 31
LENOX, Mass. — Ventfort Hall will be decorated for Halloween weekend, Friday, Oct. 28 through Monday, Oct. 31, 2021. Guests are invited to wear their Halloween costumes or Halloween themed outfits at any event or visit over the course of the weekend.  The mansion will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday for regular self-guided tour admission, as well as special extended hours for regular self-guided tours from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday evening. At 11 p.m....
Talk on Frank Grant at the Williams Bookstore
A biography about Berkshire County's Frank Grant, a Black player voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006, will be the focus of a talk starting at 4:00 this Wednesday at the Williams Bookstore on 81 Spring Street. The new 270-page book is by a Minnesota author named Richard Bogovich.   This talk is his first about Grant's biography.   Also speaking at the bookstore will be Carolyn Foote-Minich, a descendant of Frank Grant's brother Clarence, and Kevin Larkin, a baseball historian and author who lives in Berkshire County....
Weekend Outlook: Cider Tastings, Comedy Nights, and More
Berkshire County has a variety of events this cool fall weekend including cider tastings, comedy nights, and more.    Transformer Comedy Festival The Transformer Comedy Fest will feature three days of comedians from across the nation at Flat Burger Society and Dottie's Coffee Lounge.   The event runs from Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. with headliners Caitlin Cook, Anthony DeVito, and Josh Gondelman. On Thursday, Oct. 13, Caitlin Cook kicks off the festival at the Comedy Grotto at Flatburger. On Friday, Oct....
Sculptor Kent Mikalsen Begins His New Artistic Journey
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Artist Kent Mikalsen hopes to find a new home for his artwork where they can be viewed by a majority of individuals and enhance the viability of the community or business.    "It's been found that public art in the community actually enhances the viability of the community as far as bringing in new business … because they want to see that the municipality…has the consciousness around culture....
Fall Foliage Children's Race Winners Announced
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — This year's Children's Fair & Races were moved to the North Adams Armory on Saturday because of the potential for rain.  The fair offered a variety of activities and informational booths and was sponsored by the Northern Berkshire United Way and Youth Center Inc. in Cheshire.  The races were run in age divisions of 9 or younger....
Winners of 2022 Fall Foliage Children's Parade
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Fall Foliage Children's Parade on Friday evening attracted 72 participants in individual, group and float categories.  The parade stepped off from Monument Square, accompanied by police and the Drury High marching band, and ended at City Hall for awards presented by longtime organizer Kathy Keeser, Mayor Jennifer Macksey and 2022 Grand Marshals Leon and MaryAnn King.  Pictures of the parade are available here and a livestream on Facebook here.  The winners were invited to march in Sunday's Fall Foliage Parade....
Berkshire Art Center Opens Second Location in Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Art Center — formerly IS183 Art School — cut the ribbon on its Pittsfield location on Friday, increasing accessibility for Central Berkshire residents and beyond. "For us, being able to be in the heart of Berkshire County is incredible for our programming," Executive Director Lucie Castaldo said. The new space in the Brothership Building at 141 North St....
Fall Foliage Festival Leaf Hunt Second Clues 2022
The following leaves have not been returned — 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13 and 14 — and redeemed for prizes during the first week of the annual hunt. Keep in mind the holiday theme with Labor Day stressed this year.  The towns given in the first set of clues now have initials added as new hints. Under "Where We Labored" and "More Mills": 4. Adams P-SM, 13. Adams DA-WRG, 14. Adams BW-CP. Under "Railroad": 6. North Adams NT-HT, 7. Williamstown D-CB, 8. Cheshire RRST and 9. Florida ES-HTS....
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