Thursday, March 27

ART

MCLA

Gallery 51 Exchange. MCLA's Advanced Museum Studies students will curate a visual arts exhibition for Gallery 51 exploring exchange, 5 p.m., North Adams.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

"Who Cares?" Five Writers Raise the Voices of Women Who Tend to Others. Reading hosted by Janet Reich Elsbach with Jenny Laird, Lydia Littlefield, Laura Silverman and Maria Sirois. 7 p.m. at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Route 183, Lenox.

The Big E

The Original Western Mass Home Show. Home and garden show. Information visit www.westernmasshomeshow.com. 2-9 p.m., Better Living Center, Young & Stroh Buildings and Outdoor Area, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

MCLA

NASA astronauts Catherine Coleman and Daniel C. Burbank will combine a musical performance with a presentation on living and working in space. 5:30 p.m. at the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, North Adams.

THEATRE

Monument Mountain Regional High School

"Into the Woods," the spring musical. 7:30 p.m. at the Kathleen E. McDermott Auditorium at MMRHS, Great Barrington.

Sand Lake Center for the Arts

Circle Theatre Players presents "Fiddler on the Roof." (518) 674-2007 or www.slca-ctp.org. 8 p.m., 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY.

Friday, March 28

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

"Courage: A Collaborative Community Performance," hosted by JoAnne Spies. 2:30 p.m. at the Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Massachusetts Route 183, Stockbridge.; "Emerging Berkshire Poets Read," poetry reading hosted by Jessica Treat, with Claudette Webster and Kathline Carr. 5:30 p.m., Good Purpose Gallery, 40 Main St., Lee.; "Conversations with the Sea: A Collaborative Presentation in Words and Pictures." Reading followed by discussion and Q&A. 7 p.m. at Centennial Hall, Miss Hall's School, 492 Holmes Road, Pittsfield.; "Night Vision," performance by Darlene White, 7 p.m., Clark Biscuit Community Room, 179 Ashland St., North Adams.

The Big E

The Original Western Mass Home Show. Home and garden show. Information visit www.westernmasshomeshow.com. 1-9 p.m., Better Living Center, Young & Stroh Buildings and Outdoor Area, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

Mountain Road School

"Kids in the Kitchen." Rachel Alves, Dietitian for Guido's Fresh Marketplace, gives tips and techniques for creating healthy eating habits for kids. Snacks will be provided. RSVP: Anne Undeland, (518) 794-8520. 7-8 p.m., 4565 County Route 9, New Lebanon/East Nassau, N.Y.

LECTURE

VAPA Martha Hill Dance Studio

Illustrated lecture presented by Ping Chong, a contemporary theater director, choreographer, video, and installation artist. 7:30-9 p.m., Bennington, VT. (802) 440-4547.

MUSIC

Berkshire Community College

Berkshire Music School/Berkshire Community College Faculty Recital. Bob Boland Theatre, Koussevitzky Hall, BCC Campus. 7 p.m., Pittsfield. (413) 442-1411.

Vermont Arts Exchange

American roots musician Howard Fishman performing at the VAE's Basement Music Series. 8 p.m., North Bennington, Vt.

THEATRE

Monument Mountain Regional High School

"Into the Woods," the spring musical. 7:30 p.m. at the Kathleen E. McDermott Auditorium at MMRHS, Great Barrington.

Sand Lake Center for the Arts

Circle Theatre Players presents "Fiddler on the Roof." (518) 674-2007 or www.slca-ctp.org. 8 p.m., 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

"Private Lives," 7 p.m.; The 34th annual Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare featuring "Romeo and Juliet." Tina Packer Playhouse, 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

WAM Theatre

"Motherhood Out Loud," directed by Jane Atkinson. Culturally and gender diverse series of monologues on the subject of motherhood, written by a host of celebrated writers. 7 p.m. at Berkshire Theatre Group's Unicorn Theater, 6 East St., Stockbridge. Tickets call (800) 838-3006.

Saturday, March 29

ART

Mass MoCA

Opening reception for "In Transit: Between Image and Object," "The Dying of the Light," and Darren Waterston's "Uncertain Beauty" 5-7 p.m. RSVP by calling (413) 664-4481 ext. 8157.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman." Commentary by the artist at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception with refreshments and a cash bar. RSVP (413) 931-2221. 6-8:30 p.m., Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

Bennington Museum

Appraisal fair with professional appraisers including Charles Flint and Clark Comollo. Limit of five items. 1-4 p.m., Bennington, Vt.

Berkshire Museum

In conjunction with "Berkshire Collects," the Berkshire Museum presents "Meet the Collectors." Featuring "Political Cartoons and Candy." At 10:30 a.m., Paul London will make a presentation on Daumier prints, and at 11 a.m. will be gallery talks with Paul London (Daumier prints), Rachel Appell (PEZ Dispensers) and Suzanne Nash (Inuit art). South Street, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Women Writers

Inspired by Melville - Writing About Place. Writing Workshop led by Jana Laiz, writer-in-residence. 10:30 a.m., Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

The Big E

The Original Western Mass Home Show. Home and garden show. Information: www.westernmasshomeshow.com. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Better Living Center, Young & Stroh Buildings and Outdoor Area, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

Hildine

Pruning demonstration by local arborist Joe Blair. Free and open to the public. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Manchester, Vt. (802) 367-7960.

Lenox Library

"An Evening at Blantyre Abbey," Spring gala to benefit The Lenox Library. The evening will feature a cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, and a silent auction. Black tie and Edwardian-style dress is optional, but encouraged. Information: Sharon Hawkes at (413) 637-2630. 6 p.m., Lenox.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Bat house making workshop. Beginner and expert woodworkers are welcome. The program will begin with a slide show about bats, and proper care and placement of your bat house will be discussed. Register (413) 637-0320. 3 p.m., Lenox.

The Bookstore in Lenox

Booksigning with Tyringham resident John Demos. Demos will read from, discuss, and sign copies of "The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic." 5 p.m., Lenox.

FILM

Mahaiwe

Project Native's 4th Annual Film Festival featuring a special screening of "Revolution," an award-winning film by Rod Stewart. Tickets are available at the Mahaiwe Box Office. 7 p.m., Great Barrington.

MUSIC

Hubbard Hall

Blues and Brews fundraiser for Hubbard Hall featuring the Roadside Blues Band. Ticket includes admission, food, and soft drinks. 7 p.m., 25 E. Main Street Cambridge, N.Y. 12816.

Hudson Opera House

Pairings: "Art Songs and Cabaret" featuring Gilda Lyons and Daron Hagen. 7 p.m., 327 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. (518) 822-1438.

The Linda

The American Roots Series at The Linda Presents: Tim Eriksen and the Trio de Pumpkintown. 8 p.m., 339 Central Ave., Albany, N.Y.

THEATRE

Monument Mountain Regional High School

"Into the Woods," the spring musical. 7:30 p.m. at the Kathleen E. McDermott Auditorium at MMRHS, Great Barrington.

Puppet Lab at Gallery 107

Dan Froot & Dan Hurlin's "Who's Hungry." 55-minute theatrical event featuring a variety of puppetry styles, dancing and music. 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., 107 Main St., North Adams. (413) 664-8718.

Sand Lake Center for the Arts

Circle Theatre Players presents "Fiddler on the Roof." (518) 674-2007 or www.slca-ctp.org. 8 p.m., 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY.

Shakespeare & Company

"Private Lives" 2 & 7 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Ventfort Hall

Veteran actor Douglas Weeks to perform a one-man show, "Westinghouse and Edison: War of Currents." Victorian tea offered after the performance. 3:30 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox.

WAM Theatre

"Motherhood Out Loud," 2 and 7 p.m., at Berkshire Theatre Group's Unicorn Theater, 6 East St., Stockbridge. Tickets: (800) 838-3006.

Sunday, March 30

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Hats Off!" Explore what hats revealed about their wearers during the 20th century. Dr. Joyce K. Schiller. Tea and treats will be served. 2 p.m., for adults. Stockbridge.

Southern Vermont College

Opening reception for "Still Standing." New paintings and works by Melissa Rubin. 1 p.m. in SVC's Burgdorff Gallery. Vt.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

"Before I Forget.. A Workshop in Memoir Making," led by Sally-Jane Heit. 2 p.m. at The Mount, Lenox.; "Channeling Rachel Carson: Finding Your Inner Muckracker." Lecture and discussion with psychologist Carol Goodman Kaufman, 2 p.m., Congregation Kenesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.; Special event: "ENUF!" produced by R.O.P.E. 7 p.m. at Bard College of Simon's Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

The Big E

The Original Western Mass Home Show. Home and garden show. Information: www.westernmasshomeshow.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Better Living Center, Young & Stroh Buildings and Outdoor Area, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

Northshire Bookstore

Gabriel Sherman: "The Loudest Voice in the Room." 5 p.m., 4869 Main St., Manchester, Vt. (802) 362-3565.

LECTURE

Temple Anshe Amunim

Alan Cooperman, director of religion research at the Pew Research Center in Washington, DC, presents "Jewish Identity in the United States." Reception and Q&A to follow. 2 p.m., 26 Broad St., Pittsfield. (413) 442-5910.

FILM

Triplex Cinema

Project Native's 4th Annual Film Festival. Tickets available at the Triplex box office. 10 a.m., Great Barrington.

MUSIC

United Congregational Church

Experience Music at United presents The Pioneer Consort with Chris Devine: Violin, Michael Nix: Banjar and Greg Snedeker: Cello. 2 p.m. in Skinner Memorial Chapel. 300 Appleton St., Holyoke. (413) 532-1483.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsacker

October Mountain State Forest Hike. Information: Kathy Lee at (413) 443-9562 or klee@nycap.rr.com.

Hoffman Bird Club

Leader's Choice. A search for signs of spring in Berkshire County. Meet at Price Chopper parking lot on Pittsfield/Lenox Road. Information: Jonathan Price, (413) 281- 2398. 7:30 a.m., Pittsfield.

THEATRE

Monument Mountain Regional High School

"Into the Woods," the spring musical. 2:30 p.m. at the Kathleen E. McDermott Auditorium at MMRHS, Great Barrington.

Sand Lake Center for the Arts

Circle Theatre Players presents "Fiddler on the Roof." (518) 674-2007 or www.slca-ctp.org. 2:30 p.m., 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY.

Shakespeare & Company

"Private Lives" 2 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Monday, March 31

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

Special event: Gala festival closing party. 5-7 p.m. at Jae's Asian Bistro, 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox.

Tuesday, April 1

ART

MCLA

"Tricks of the Trade: Collective Impact: Working together to get further than we would alone." 6 p.m., Gallery 51, North Adams.

COMMUNITY

WordXWord

The 4th Annual Month-Long Poetry Challenge. Write a poem a day for 30 days using a prompt as the jumping off point. Participants will sign up to receive the daily prompt, and then have 24 hours to create a poem and submit it via email. Poems submitted are published on the 30/30 website. Information or to sign up: www.3030Poetry.com. Challenge for children: www.3030PoetryKids.com.

LECTURE

Berkshire Museum

The Berkshire Museum Camera Club presents international travel photographers Dan Mead and Sally Eagle of MeadEagle Photos who will share stunning images and fascinating tales from their extensive travels. In the talk, "Travel Photography: Opportunities and Challenges," they will discuss some of the issues that present themselves when they travel to different locations around the globe. 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Wednesday, April 2

ART

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

Tricks of the Trade: You and Your Art: Studio Practice. April is the month to explore. 6 p.m., Pittsfield.