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April 9-15 • April 16-22April 23-30 










Berkshire Theatre Group • BSO Community Chamber Concert. These concerts provide high-quality, relevant, and engaging free chamber music performed by BSO musicians in Greater Boston area communities • 3 pm • Colonial • link to tickets (free) at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org


Caffè Lena • Ari Hest, who received jointly with Judy Collins a Grammy nomination for their duet album “Silver Skies Blue” • 7 pm • $20/$18 or $10 for children/students • www.caffelena.org


Music from Salem • concert: Lila Brown viola, Judith Gordon piano, and Philipp Stäudlin soprano saxophone play works by Glazunov, Glass, Yun, Hindemith, and Aperghis • 4 pm • Hubbard Hall main stage • Admission: Pay what you wish, so everyone can attend ($25 suggested contribution) • info or reservations at

info@musicfromsalem.org or 518-232-2347



Berkshire Festival of Women Writers • “Women’s Shorts: Four Plays”: This year’s featured performers are playwright & actor Anne Undeland, playwright Jane Denitz Smith, filmmaker & playwright Cindy Parrish, and playwright & actor Maizy Broderick Scarpa • 12-4 pm • Berkshire Community College, 1350 West Street, Pittsfield, MA • $10 • detailed info about the entire festival at berkshirewomenwriters.org


Paramount • London National Theatre in HD: “The Deep Blue Sea”: When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbors in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge • 1 pm • $20 for adults or $10 for students• info and tickets ($23) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903


theater times




WAM Theatre • “Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight” • 2 pm

Clark • film “I, Claude Monet,” a gripping tale about an artist who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from depression, loneliness, and even suicidal thoughts • 3 pm • in the auditorium • tickets ($12/$10)at clarkart.edu


Images • “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” runs April 7-13) • today’s times, 3 & 5:30 pm • www.imagescinema.org




Northshire (Manchester store) • Craig Carlson describes his experience opening an American diner in Paris in his book “Pancakes in Paris: Living the American Dream” • 11 am (mini pancakes served wit`h Vermont maple syrup) • www.northshire.com


Argyle Brewing Company in Greenwich, NY, asks you to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and have fun too. First go to the BCRF web site at https://give.bcrfcure.org/fundraise?fcid=918906 and give at least $10. Download a bib and then get to the brewery by 3 pm. Just for fun, challenge yourself and start 10 miles away from the brewery and then get there any way you choose — run, walk, hop, skip, crawl, bike. . . . You get the idea!). When you get there, enjoy food and live music


Ballston Spa: Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast • pancakes, home fries, french toast, eggs, sausage, toast, coffee and juice • 8 am-noon • Eagle Matt Lee Firehouse, 35 Washington Street, Ballston Spa, NY • $5-$8


Claverack Free Library and Won Dharma Center invite adults and teens to a free program introducing Korea’s long and rich artistic history, the spirit of its people, and its cultural values • 2 pm • at the Won Dharma Center, 361 State Route 23, Claverack, NY • no cost for this event, but donations to either the Claverack Library or Won Dharma Center are welcome • please pre-register by email to info@claveracklibrary.org, or info@wondharmacenter.org


Fair Haven Rotary Club is collaborating with over 60 local artists to launch “Houses of Joy,” a birdhouse art auction and Spring gala event. A unique evening of visual delight, culinary treats, live music, great fun and an opportunity to raise funds for several local charities and non-profit organizations • 4 pm • The Fair Haven Inn, Fair Haven, Vermont • Go to housesofjoy.wordpress.com to purchase tickets ($30) online


Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club • All welcome to Sunday breakfast (second Sunday of the month). Eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausage, toast (white or wheat), pancakes (regular, blueberry, buckwheat, apple cinnamon), french toast, home fries and beverages • 8-11 am • route 32 south of the village of Victory (look for the sign) • $8 for adult; $4 child • 518-695-3917


Green Mountain Club • Killington Section Annual Meeting and Potluck. Bring a dish to share and your own place setting for a potluck meal followed by a short
meeting and election of officers. All are welcome! • 1 pm • Godnick Senior Center, Deer Street, Rutland • more info Sue Thomas, 802-773-2185


Mahaiwe • Golden Dragon Acrobats. Back by popular demand! The premier acrobatic touring company from China • 3 pm • $26 – $48 • www.mahaiwe.org





Images • “Inherit the Wind” about a teacher in a small town who is brought to trial for teaching Darwinism • 6 pm • www.imagescinema.org


Images • “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” which tells the true-life story of zookeepers Antonina and Jan Zabinska, who saved the lives of 300 Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto (runs April 7-13) • today’s times, 3 & 9:15 pm • www.imagescinema.org



Northshire Women Reading Group (Manchester store) hosts Alec Hastings who presents his novel “Otter St Onge and the Bootlegger.” The group is opening this meeting to the general public, especially those interested in joining the group .• 6 pm • at The Inn at Manchester • Attendance is limited so please RSVP to DElwells@gmail.com to reserve your spot






Skidmore • concert “Saratoga Sings of Art and Inspiration” — Opera Saratoga presents a free concert inspired by great artists and works of art • 7 pm • Tang Museum • more info at 518-580-8080



Town Players of Pittsfield holds auditions for seven short staged readings by Joe Starzyk • 6 pm • at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Avenue in Pittsfield, MA • more info at www.townplayers.org


Town Players of Pittsfield holds auditions for fully staged production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore” by Nora and Delia Ephron (also on 4/12) • 6:30 pm • at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Avenue in Pittsfield, MA • 413-443-9279, www.townplayers.org



Crandall Library • film “Hidden Figures”:As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. • 2:30 & 6:30 pm • Community Room • more info at 518-792-6508 or www.crandalllibrary.org.


Images • “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” which tells the true-life story of zookeepers Antonina and Jan Zabinska, who saved the lives of 300 Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto (runs April 7-13) • today’s times, 4: 30, 7 & 9:15 pm • www.imagescinema.org




Israel Congregation of Manchester (VT) is holding a Second Night Community Seder. The Congregation maintains a vegetarian kitchen and plans to provide the ritual dishes and meal basics. If you’d like to bring a dish to share, please let them assign you one based on their needs • 6 pm • 6025 Main Street, Manchester Center (next to Town Hall • There is no cost for this event, but the Congregation would like you to RSVP by April 7 at 802-362-4578. If you find yourself unable to RSVP, you’re still welcome to join them


Society of American Magicians — their local group — holds their regular meeting today, the second Tuesday of the month. They welcome all adults over the age of 18 with any interest in the art of magic whether it be performance, history, collecting or purely entertainment to join them for a fun evening • 7:30 pm • Old Loudon Road in Latham, NY • www.SAM24.org.




Paramount • Grammy Award–winning guitarist Peter Frampton brings his acoustic tour to Rutland with stripped-down versions of his classic hits • 7:30 pm • info and tickets ($46-$110) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903



Town Players of Pittsfield holds auditions for fully staged production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore” by Nora and Delia Ephron (also on 4/11) • 6:30 pm • at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Avenue in Pittsfield, MA • 413-443-9279, www.townplayers.org



Images • “The Zookeeper’s Wife” (runs April 7-13) • today’s times, 4:30 & 9:15 pm • www.imagescinema.org


Images • “A Dream in Doubt,”an immigrant story of survival as a wave of deadly hate crimes terrorizes the Sikh American community in Phoenix, Arizona • 7 pm • www.imagescinema.org




Northshire (Manchester store) • Post Card Party and Panel Discusion with Karen Gross for her Book - “Teach Our Children Well: Why the January 21, 2017 Marches Matter.” For the Postcard Party, Northshire provides free postcards, and pre-printed labels addressed to officials who represent our area in local, state and federal government • 5 pm • www.northshire.com

Berkshire Area Health Education Center (AHEC) announces their spring continuing education program “Who’s Your Agent? A Health Care Planning Workshop for Care Provider.” Program deepens and expands the health care professional’s knowledge of health care planning and the Massachusetts laws and regulations that pertain to the decision-making authority of competent adults, Health Care Agents, Guardians and caregivers • 9-11 am • at Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Rd., Pittsfield, MA • Fees ($35) include a continental breakfast, course materials and certificate. Please go to www.berkshireahec.org to register • more info at Berkshire AHEC: 413-447-2417


Crandall Library • “Get Ready to Ride.” Join the staff of Grey Ghost Bicycles of Glens Falls as they walk you through what is needed to prepare your bicycle for the open road • 6:30 pm • Community Room • Please call 518-792-6508 X 3 to register


Northshire Cookbook Reading Group (Manchester store) meets to sample dishes made from “Black Trumpet” by Evan Mallett and/or “Love and Lemons“ by Jeanine Donofrio. Pick up a copy, choose a recipe to prepare, and share with the group on the night of the meeting • 6 pm • at The Inn At Manchester, 3967 Main Street, Manchester Center, VT • For more information about this reading group, please email Fran at ftobia@northshire.com


(10th Annual) Poultney Earth Fair • Youth, adults, organizations, and businesses are cordially invited to present at the Earth Fair in the form of a display, booth, demonstration, or activity. Try to address some of the biggest issues faced in our history including poverty, hunger, and climate change. • 2-5 pm • Poultney High School, 154 East Main • Everything at the Earth Fair is FREE: fresh organic pizza and other locally produced food, live music, and the variety of educational activities presented by schools and organizations from around the region • If you are interested in reserving a free space for display, please contact Nathaniel Steinrueck at 773-354-6677.





Caffè Lena • singer-songwriters Dan Navarro and Darden Smith • 7 pm • $20/$18 or $10 for children/students • www.caffelena.org


Crandall Library • Live! Folklife Concert series: today,Kaitlyn Raitz (cello, vocals) & Ben Plotnick (fiddle, vocals) • 7-9 pm (doors, 6:30 pm) • Community Room • free • more info at 518-792-6508 x237 or www.crandalllibrary.org


Helsinki Hudson • 19th Blues Pro Jam. A bimonthly event: The region’s top blues musicians join together for an evening of jamming on the blues • 8 pm (doors 6 pm) •\ helsinkihudson.com



Images • “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” which tells the true-life story of zookeepers Antonina and Jan Zabinska, who saved the lives of 300 Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto (runs April 7-13) • today’s times, 4:30, 7 & 9:15 pm • www.imagescinema.org



Northshire (Manchester store) • Barbara Bonner presents her book “Inspiring Courage,” a collection of quotations, poetry, and uplifting accounts of ordinary acts of life-changing courage • 6 pm • www.northshire.com

WCMA • Envisioning Curatorial Practice Talk with Sarah Shultz. What does it mean to curate the social? Schultz explores the role of social interaction and creative participation in museum practice • 7 pm • free • wcma.williams.edu




Caffè Lena • Pierre Bensusan, innovative, instrumental, jazz-classical-folk guitar • 8 pm • $24/$22 or $12 for children/students • www.caffelena.org


Helsinki Hudson • Seth’s Sauerkraut Revue, a mini-festival of regional Americana and honky-tonk performers hosted by “Sauerkraut” Seth Travins — will feature The Roughouts, Miss Maybell & Slimpickin’s • 9 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets ($15) at helsinkihudson.com



Dances of Universal Peace in Hudson, NY • Offered the second Friday of each month, the Dances are participatory simple circle dances and songs drawn from diverse sacred traditions. Each dance is taught by certified dance leaders of the Hudson Dance Circle. No experience needed; all ages welcome. Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing recommended • 7-9 pm • Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation, 403 Warren Street • by donation • more info at 518-860-3108; farid@taconic.net



Northshire (Saratoga store) • April March presents her memoir “Reflections of My Life: April March, The First Lady of Burlesque” • 7 pm • www.northshire.com


Skidmore • Kuroda Symposium: “War and Peace in the American West,” by Stephen Aron • 8 pm • Gannett Auditorium • more info at 518-580-5261

Northshire Classic Mystery Reading Group (Manchester store) meets for a discussion of “The Hound Of The Baskervilles” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle • 2 pm • at the bookstore conference room • For more info or to join this group contact Louise Jones at ljones@northshire.com





(Music at) Bennington Winter Farmers’ Market • today’s performer, Beard and Glasses • 10 am-1 pm • First Baptist Church East Main

Caffè Lena • South Carolina Broadcasters, exceptional harmonies, picking, and song selection • 8 pm • $18/$16 or $9 for children/students • www.caffelena.org


Close Encounters with Music • program “The Art of the String Quartet” — The Escher Quartet plays Mendelssohn, Bartók, Beethoven • 6 pm haiwe • info and tickets ($45/$25 or $15 for students) at www.mahaiwe.org or cewm.org



Berkshire Festival of Women Writers • “The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir with Jennifer Browdy”: April’s catalyst for memoir writing is “Fueling the Creative Fires.” From Jennifer’s Writer’s Companion: “Although the rhyme says April is the time of showers, it is also a fire month, and you should feel encourged to use both the cool nourishment of rain and the delicious heat of the sun to fuel your creative fires on these lively spring days” • 1:30-3:30 pm • South Berkshire Friends Meeting, 280 State Road, Great Barrington, MA • $35 • detailed info about the entire festival at berkshirewomenwriters.org


High and Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center • Second Annual Beer Tasting featuring Old Klaverak, Chatham Brewery, S&S Farm Brewery and other local breweries • 6-8 pm • at The Barn at Liberty Farm,114 Ostrander Road, Ghent, NY • $25 per person — pay at the door or email dianne@high-n-mighty.org


The Quaker Intentional Village – Canaan hosts a series of six workshops entitled “Dismantling Racism: Building Capacity for White People to Understand Racial Injustice.” This curriculum was developed to create a space for white people interested in being effective allies with people of color in the work of dismantling racism and undoing white privilege • The first workshop, : “Identifying Whiteness,” is today, 7:00-8:30 pm • 235 Bradleys Crossing Rd, East Chatham, NY • workshops free and open to the public for one or more sessions. Refreshments served. RSVP’s are requested but not required to info@qivc.org. More info at 518-392-0289 or www.qivc.org


Yoga Place • Pure Yoga/Divine Yoga with Peter Rizzo • 9:00-11:30 am • at The Yoga Place, 532 Main Street, Bennington, VT • $30 prepaid or $35 at door, or by donation. To register or for more information, call 802-447-0393 or go to www.benningtonyoga.com