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Feb 12-18 Feb 19-25 • Febr 26-March 4 March 5-March 11 • March 12-March 18 March 19-March 25 March 26- April 1

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MUSIC


Skidmore • Concert by Skidmore College Orchestra • 3 pm • Zankel Music Center • $8 adults, $5 senior citizens and Skidmore community, free for students and children • ticket info at 518-580-5321 or go to www.skidmore.edu/zankel

 

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall • Winds of Love — A brass and voice contest, featuring the Canadian Brass! • 3 pm • 30 2nd St, Troy, NY • 518-273-8945 • info and tickets ($45/$35) at www.troymusichall.org

 

Winds in the Wilderness • today’s program features a trio sonata by J.S. Bach and “Paintings in Song: Visions of Norman Rockwell” by John Myers, an extended work for chorus, instrumental ensemble and visuals • 3 pm • Church of St. John in the Wilderness, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls, NY • $15 suggested donation; children free • more info 518-329-1577 

 

THEATER

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Barrington Stage • annual “10X10 New Play Festival” (Feb. 16-March 5) • 3 pm


Paramount • “Marry Me a Little” (runs Feb. 23-March 4) • 2 pm

 

FILM


Clark • film series Colors of Japan: Cinematic Impressions presented in conjunction with the Clark’s “Japanese Impressions” exhibition: today’s film, “Equinox Flower” (in Japanese with English subtitles) • 1:30 pm • in the auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center • more info at clarkart.edu

 

MISC.


Komen Vermont Snowshoe for the Cure returns to Stratton Mountain’s Sunbowl area. This year’s event, which benefits Susan G. Komen Vermont-New Hampshire’s breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs, features a competitive (if you’re so inclined) 3K race as well as a 3K and a 5K snowshoe walk • For more information on the Komen Vermont Snowshoe for the Cure, visit komenvtnh.org. For more info about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

 

 


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THEATER

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Paramount • “Marry Me a Little” (runs Feb. 23-March 4) • 7:30 pm

 

FILM


Williams College French Film Festivall • series: School Stories: Diversity and Adversity in Fch Film • today’s film, “Qu’Allah bénisse la France! (May Allah Bless France!) — A budding rapper relies on petty crime to fund his passion for music. But as his fellow musicians get lured into drug dealing, teenage Régis finds salvation in the classics of French literature and his conversion to Sufi Islam • 7 pm • at Images Cinema • more at imagescinema.org

 



 

Tuesday
28

 

FILM

 

Crandall Library • African American Film Forum: “Our Mockingbird ” • 6:30 pm • Community Room • more info at 518-792-6508, x3 or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

THEATER

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Paramount • “Marry Me a Little” (runs Feb. 23-March 4) • 7:30 pm

 

MISC.


Skidmore • Curator’s Tour of “Sixfold Symmetry: Pattern in Art and Science” • Noon • Tang Museum • more info at 518-580-8080


MARCH 1

 

LECTURE


Mahaiwe • encore Met Opera Live in HD: Dvorák’s “Rusalka” starring Kristine Opolais • 1 pm • info and tickets ($25/$18 students) at www.mahaiwe.org

 

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall • Tommy Emmanuel, acoustic guitar phenomenon and a household name in his native Australia — with special guest Joe Robinson • 7:30 pm • 30 2nd St, Troy, NY • 518-273-8945 • info and tickets ($39/$29) at www.troymusichall.org


THEATER

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Paramount • “Marry Me a Little” (runs Feb. 23-March 4) • 7:30 pm

 



 

Thursday
2

 

MUSIC

 


Williams • Class of 1960 Lecture: composer and conductor, Prof. Tania León • 4:15 pm • Bernhard Music Center Room 30 • free • music.williams.edu


THEATER

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Barrington Stage • annual “10X10 New Play Festival” (Feb. 16-March 5) • 7:30 pm
Paramount • “Marry Me a Little” (runs Feb. 23-March 4) • 7:30 pm

 

MISC.


SBK Social Justice Center • SBK 4th Anniversary! • 6-10 pm • Club Helsinki • info at 518-267-9673 or sbksocialjusticecenter1@gmail.com


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MUSIC


Helsinki Hudson • Rhiannon Giddens, best known as the lead singer, violinist, banjo player, and cofounder of Carolina Chocolate Drops, together with legendary Appalachian musician Dirk Powell. It’s a fusion of American roots-music styles • 9 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets at helsinkihudson.com

 

Paramount • Master fiddlers Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy • 8 pm • • info (including video) and tickets ($35-$55) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903

 

Williams (‘62 Center) • Dorrance Dance: “The Blues Project” • 8 pm • MainStage • free • 62center.williams.edu

Williams • Berkshire Symphony: concert, “Stars and Planets” featuring music of Gustav Holst (“The Planets”) and the Bach Double Concerto with guest pianists Peter Serkin and Anna Polonsky • 8 pm in Chapin (Pre-Concert Talk with conductor Ronald Feldman at 7:15 in Brooks-Rogers) • music.williams.edu

 


THEATER

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Barrington Stage • annual “10X10 New Play Festival” (Feb. 16-March 5) • 7:30 pm

 

Dorset Players • “Bus Stop” by William Inge (Show runs March 3-5 & 10-12) • 7:30 pm


Paramount • “Marry Me a Little” (runs Feb. 23-March 4) • 7:30 pm


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MUSIC


Music at Bennington Winter Farmers’ Market • today’s performer, Bruce Wheat • 10 am-1 pm • First Baptist Church East Main Street

 

Williams • Berkshire Symphony Family Concert with Ephs Out Loud: A day of musical fun for everyone! Community students offer a day of art and performances capped by a performance by the Berkshire Symphony of Holst’s “The Planets” • 2 pm • Chapin • free • music.williams.edu

 

DANCE

 

MASS MoCA • iconic choreographer Bill T. Jones presents a solo work created in response to Nick Cave’s expansive installation “Until“ • 8 pm • Galleries • info and tickets ($45-$75) at massmoca.org

 

THEATER

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Barrington Stage • annual “10X10 New Play Festival” (Feb. 16-March 5) • 3 & 7:30 pm


Dorset Players • “Bus Stop” by William Inge (Show runs March 3-5 & 10-12) • 7:30 pm


Hubbard Hall • “The Book Club Play” (runs March 4-19 on Fri-Sun) • 2 & 7:30 pm


Paramount • “Marry Me a Little” (runs Feb. 23-March 4) • 7:30 pm

 

MISC.


Berkshire Festival of Women Writers • monthly drop-in class “Kickstart Your Writing Project with Jana Laiz” The instructor provides creative writing prompts and a safe space allowing you to express what needs to come through you • 1:30-3:30 pm • The Egremont Village Inn, 17 Main Street, South Egremont, MA • $35 • info at berkshirewomenwriters.org

 

Carving Studio and Sculpture Center • Marble Mardi Gras — annual fundraising gala which features cocktails and a silent/live auction with Bobby Prozzo, as well as a dinner followed by dancing with live music by Blue Jay Way • 5:30 pm • Rutland Country Club, Grove Street, Rutland • info and tickets ($65) at 802-438-2097 or carvingstudio.org. All proceeds from this event go to support arts education programs of the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center

 

Claverack Free Library hosts a Home Energy Efficiency Workshop. This is a free workshop for homeowners to encourage participation in the New York State Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program. The Program provides a free or low cost home energy assessment and report, incentives and low interest loans for properties that are primary or second homes • 4-5 pm • Please pre-register by phone at 518-815-5667, in person, or email to info@claveracklibrary.org. The Claverack Free Library is located at 629 Route 23B

 

Green Mountain Club (Killington section) • All welcome to the series of winter hikes: today, East Poultney Area — Moderate snowshoe of 3-4 miles. Call leader for final details.• Meet at 10:30 am at the Church on the Green in East Poultney • more info from Diane Bargiel, 413-687-1109