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October 8-14 • October 15-21 • October 22-28October 29-31

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MUSIC


Caffè Lena • The Bobs, who put out their first album in 1983, which earned the group a Grammy nomination and pretty much re-wrote all the rules for vocal group music • 7 pm • info and tickets ($25/$22 or $12.50 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Music from Salem • For its special Fall concert, Music from Salem is presenting a program of several short romantic pieces and movements. Featured composers include Mozart, Lachner, Vieuxtemps, Ysaye, Fuchs, Martinu, Reger, and Ibert. Arvo Pärt’s mystical “Fratres” is also being performed. The pieces are solos, duos and trios for violin, viola, and piano. Performing are violinist Markus Placci, praised for having “magnificent personality, superb energy, total command and an extremely convincing taste” by La Libre Belgique; violist Lila Brown, MfS artistic director; and pianist and MfS consulting director Judith Gordon, who received an Outstanding Alumni Award from New England Conservatory of Music in 2009 • 4 pm • Hubbard Hall • Admission: Pay what you wish, so everyone can attend ($25 suggested contribution) • advance tickets at www.hubbardhall.org or 518-677-2495

 

The 2017 New York State Sacred Harp Singing Convention takes place this year in Easton, NY on Saturday and Sunday October 14th and 15th. There is no admittance fee. The public is invited to sit in with the singers to either listen or sing • today’s times, 10 am-3 pm • Burton Hall, Easton, NY

 

Paramount • Flip FabriQue: Catch Me! This young troupe, founded by a group of friends who are professional circus artists, is a cirque celebration of gravity-defying fun and friendship! • 7 pm • $30–$35 • info and tickets at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903

 

THEATER
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Barrington Stage • thriller “Gaslight” (runs Wed-Sun, Oct. 4-22) • 3 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “Lost L:ake” (Show runs through Oct. 22) • 2 pm


Circle Theatre Players presents “In the Heat of the Night” (runs Oct. 6-8 & 12-15) • 2:30 pm


Dorset Players • “Vanya and Sonia an Masha and Spike” (Oct. 6-8 & 13-15) • 2 pm


Ghent Playhouse • “Greater Tuna” (runs Oct. 6-22) • 2 pm


Home Made Theater • “Peter and the Starcatcher” (runs Oct. 14-15, 20-22, 27-29) • 2 pm


Two of Us • “Peter Pan” (Oct. 6-15, on Fri-Sun) • 3 pm


WAM Theatre • “The Last Wife” (runs Oct. 13-Nov. 5 on Fri-Sun) • 2 pm

 

FILM


Images • “Brad’’s Status”: Brad Sloan compares his life with those of his four best college friends: a Hollywood bigshot, a hedge fund founder, a tech entrepreneur, and a political pundit and bestselling author. (runs Oct. 13-19) • today’s times, 3 & 5:30 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.

 

Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum’s Hoosac Valley Train Ride • These fall foliage trains offer a one-hour, round trip experience. On board the vintage 1955 Budd Rail Diesel Car, BSRM’s uniformed train crew provides historical highlights along the route which offers views of the Hoosac River, Mount Greylock and Hoosac Mountain Range • Trains run Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 29 with departures at 10 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, & 3 pm from the North Adams boarding area, located directly behind the Brien Center Parking lot off American Legion Drive • Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors/armed forces and $10 for children ages 4-14 • For more info and tickets, see www.hoosacvalleytrainride.com


Crandall Library Book Sale (also 10/13 & 10/14) • BAG DAY! Everything from best-sellers to timeless classics, children’s books to cookbooks, as well as DVDs, CDs, and much more will be on sale downstairs in the library • today’s times, 1-4 pm

 

Dance Museum • annual Antique Show (also on 10/14) • today’s times, 11am-3 pm • For more info call the Dance Museum at 518-584-2225 x3001

 

Northshire (Saratoga store) • Community Book Discussion with Wellspring, which provides supportive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Discussion revolves around the book “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty • 4 pm • www.northshire.com

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MUSIC


Williams • Master Class – Rebecca Penneys, piano • 4:15 pm • Brooks-Rogers • music.williams.edu

 

FILM

 

Cafe Palestina presents the film “Seeing Through the Wall,” which “follows a group of Americans who traveled to Israel and Palestine in 2016 seeking to understand what life is like for Palestinians living in the Occupied Territories and in East Jerusalem. The journey became an intense encounter not only with the people they met, but also with their own preconceptions, an experience that for many of the travelers was transformative” • 7 pm • at Friends Meeting House, Great Barrington, MA • free; donations welcome

 

Images • “Brad’’s Status”: (runs Oct. 13-19) • today’s times, 2:30 & 4:30 pm • www.imagescinema.org




 

Tuesday
17

 

MUSIC


Williams • Rebecca Penneys, piano, with music of Soler, Scarlatti, Brahms, and Chopin. She concludes with rags by Williams Albright and William Bolcom.• 8 pm • Brooks-Rogers • free • music.williams.edu


THEATER
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Lake Theatre • “The Great Kooshog Lake” (runs through Oct. 21) • lunch seating 11:30 am with curtain at 1 pm

 

FILM


Crandall Library • film “Still Mine,” (2012), an exquisitely crafted and deeply affecting love story about a couple in their twilight years • 4:30 & 6:30 pm • Community Room • more info at 518-792-6508 or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Images • “Brad’’s Status”: (runs Oct. 13-19) • today’s times, 2:30, 4:30, 7 & 9 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.

 

Northshire Saratoga Parent Child Reading Group discusses “Thornhill” by Pam Smy • 6 pm • at the library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY • Please email Rachel Person at rperson@northshire.com to inquire or join this group!

 

Schuylerville Public Library • Genealogy: Explore your heritage with this once-a-month group meet-up using Ancestry.com • 10 am • 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY • info at 518-695-6641

 

Skidmore • Visiting Artist Lecture by Howard Ben Tré, an internationally recognized sculptor known for his large-scale works for public and private spaces • 6 pm • Payne Room, Tang Museum • info at 518-580-5030

 

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MUSIC


Caffè Lena • Mandolinist Alan Epstein hosts a popular monthly Bluegrass Jam at Caffe Lena • Note new time: doors 6:30 pm; music at 7 • $5, or free for students • www.caffelena.org

 

THEATER
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Barrington Stage • thriller “Gaslight” (runs Wed-Sun, Oct. 4-22) • 7 pm


Lake Theatre • “The Great Kooshog Lake” (runs through Oct. 21) • lunch seating 11:30 am with curtain at 1 pm; dinner seating 6:30 pm with curtain at 8 pm

 

FILM

 

Images • “Brad’’s Status”: Brad Sloan compares his life with those of his four best college friends: a Hollywood bigshot, a hedge fund founder, a tech entrepreneur, and a political pundit and bestselling author. (runs Oct. 13-19) • today’s times, 2:30, 4:30 & 9 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

Images • “Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light” — a comprehensive and compelling documentary on the remarkable migration of pioneering African Americans to France and the impact both cultures had on each other • 7 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.

 

Northshire Dark Side Reading Group (Manchester store) meets to discuss “The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit” by Michael Finkel • 1 pm • at the Northshire conference room • Please email Alden Graves at agraves@northshire.com to inquire or join this group!

 

Northshire Saratoga Knit Wits Reading Group discusses “How It Went Down” by Kekla Magoon • 6:30 pm • at Common Thread, 512 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY • Please email Leah Moore at lmoore@northshire.com to inquire or join this group!


Adirondack Folk School • Open Forge Night: Steve Gurzler demonstrates the art of blacksmithing and supervises others as they try their hand at the anvil to heat, bend, and create for the first time • 6:30-8:30 pm • Demo is free, but for those who want to try their hand at blacksmithing and forge an item at open forge, there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials • info at 518-696-2400 or www.adirondackfolkschool.org


Schuylerville Public Library • Book Club: Come pick up your copy of “Me Before You” prior, and come back to join the Book Club for some exciting discussion • 7 pm • 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY • info at 518-695-6641



 

Thursday
19

 

MUSIC


Jamaica (VT) Town Hall Concert Series •The Leland & Gray Players • 7 pm • Jamaica Town Hall, Main Street (Rt. 30), Jamaica • $10 at door


COMEDY


Berkshire Theatre Group • $5 Comedy Garage with Morgan Miller, New York based comedian who performs stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy • 7:30 pm • at The Garage (Colonial Theatre Lobby) • info and booking at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

THEATER
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Skidmore • Theater “Let the Right One In” — an “enchanting, brutal, and tender vampire tale” recommended for brave and open-hearted audience members (runs Oct. 19-25) • today’s time, 8 pm • Bernhard Theater • info at 518-580-5439


Barrington Stage • thriller “Gaslight” (runs Wed-Sun, Oct. 4-22) • 7 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “Lost L:ake” (Show runs through Oct. 22) • 7 pm


Lake Theatre • “The Great Kooshog Lake” (runs through Oct. 21) • lunch seating 11:30 am with curtain at 1 pm; dinner seating 6:30 pm with curtain at 8 pm


Troy Foundry • “New World” (runs Oct. 19, 20, 21, 28, 29 • 8 pm at Meader


Williams • “A People’s History of Performance Art” (Show runs Oct. 19-21) • 7:30 pm

 

FILM

 

Images • “Brad’’s Status”: Brad Sloan compares his life with those of his four best college friends: a Hollywood bigshot, a hedge fund founder, a tech entrepreneur, and a political pundit and bestselling author. (runs Oct. 13-19) • today’s times, 2:30, 4:30, 7 & 9 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

Skidmore • documentary “Bombshell “ about the little-known scientific genius of 1940s movie star Hedy Lamarr. Film is followed by a conversation with Lesley Norman ’79, programming executive at New York PBS affiliate WNET, and with the film’s director and producer, Alexandra Dean • 4:30 pm • Gannett Auditorium • info at 518-580-5642

 

MISC.

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • Everyone’s Economic Opportunity in Climate Action: A Collaborative Effort between Northshire Bookstore, VBSR & VNRC – panel & conversation • 6-8 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Northshire Mystery and Thriller Reading Group (Manchester store) meets to discuss “Fool Me Once” by Harlan Coben • 2 pm • Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main Street, Manchester Center, VT • Please email Sarah Knight at sknight@northshire.com to inquire or join this group!


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MUSIC


Bennington Center for Arts • Michael Benedict, who is currently the leader of three ensembles; Jazz Vibes, BOPITUDE and The Gary McFarland Legacy Ensemble • 8 pm • info and tickets ($15/$20) at www.thebennington.org


Berkshire Music School • “Trio Jota Sete” featuring Jason Ennis, guitar: Conor Meehan, drums; Michael O’Brien, bass; and guest Michael Zsoldos, saxophone • 7 pm • 30 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA. • $20 (reservations required) • more info at 413-442-1411 or berkshiremusicschool.org

 

Caffè Lena • Lonely Heartstring Band, a classic Bluegrass quintet • 8 pm • info and tickets ($22/$20 or $11 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Hubbard Hall • Fall Cabaret from Cambridge Central School Drama Club and Hubbard Hall Youth Chorale (day 1 of 2) — an evening of choral harmony, fully staged group numbers, and plenty of solos and duets • 7 pm • $10 or $5 for students • info at 518-677-2495 or www.hubbardhall.org

 

Skidmore • Concert by Ensemble Connect • 8 pm • Zankel Music Center • adults $8, senior citizens $5, students & children free • info at 518-580-5321 or www.skidmore.edu/Zankel


Williams • Jacqueline DeVoe, flute • 8 pm • Brooks-Rogers • free • music.williams.edu

 

THEATER
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Skidmore • Theater “Let the Right One In” — an “enchanting, brutal, and tender vampire tale” recommended for brave and open-hearted audience members (runs Oct. 19-25) • today’s time, 8 pm • Bernhard Theater • info at 518-580-5439


Barrington Stage • thriller “Gaslight” (runs Wed-Sun, Oct. 4-22) • 8 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “Lost L:ake” (Show runs through Oct. 22) • 7 pm


Ghent Playhouse • “Greater Tuna” (runs Oct. 6-22) • 8 pm


Home Made Theater • “Peter and the Starcatcher” (runs Oct. 14-15, 20-22, 27-29) • 7:30 pm


Lake Theatre • “The Great Kooshog Lake” (runs through Oct. 21) • dinner seating 6:30 pm with curtain at 8 pm


Town Players • “Rocky Horror Show” (runs Fri-Sun, Oct. 20-29) • 8 pm


Troy Foundry • “New World” (runs Oct. 19, 20, 21, 28, 29 • 8 pm at Meader


WAM Theatre • “The Last Wife” (runs Oct. 13-Nov. 5 on Fri-Sun) • 7:30 pm


Williams • “A People’s History of Performance Art” (Show runs Oct. 19-21) • 7:30 pm

 

FILM


Images • “Victoria and Abdul”: When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels to Britain from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself (runs Oct. 20-26) • today’s times, 2:20, 4:30, 7 & 9:10 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.


Northshire (Saratoga store) partners with the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce to present a lecture luncheon featuring Bernie Swain, co-founder and CEO of the Washington Speaker’s Bureau and author of “What Made Me Who I Am” • noon • at The Inn at Saratoga, 231 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY • See www.northshire.com for tickets and info

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • Bernie Swain, co-founder of Washington Speakers Bureau and today’s foremost authority on the lecture industry, presents “What Made Me Who I Am” • 7 pm • www.northshirecom

 

Northshire (Saratoga store) • Eric Morser presents his new book “The Fires of New England: A Story of Protest and Rebellion in Antebellum America” • 7 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Schuylerville Public Library • Crochet for Beginners — Want to learn a new skill? Join the Library and learn to crochet! Supplies provided • 5 pm • 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY • info at 518-695-6641

 

‘Yoga Place • Come dance at Nataraja, a monthly gathering for the local dance community on the third Friday of each month. The forming of Nataraja “came out of a desire from and for dancers of any shape, size and ability to have a safe and fun place to find their artistic expression” • 7:00-8:30 pm • at The Yoga Place, 532 Main Street in Bennington, VT • $5 donation (for the Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services) • Please call 802-442-5331 for more information

 

 

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MUSIC


Berkshire Music School • New Berkshire Music School Faculty in Recital — Marjorie Dix, soprano and Keith Spencer, baritone • 2 pm • Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA. • Free and open to the public • more info at 413-442-1411 or berkshiremusicschool.org

 

Caffè Lena • Walk on the Wild Side: Songs of Lou Reed — co-conspirator of Andy Warhol and principle songwriter of the Velvet Underground • 8 pm • info and tickets ($20/$18 or $10 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Champlain Philharmonic presents their fall concert “Euterria” (to belong to the good earth). Featured are works that portray the connection beween music, the great outdoors, and Bohemian life. The program includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (the Pastoral Symphony), Smetana’s The Moldau , as well as works by Copland and Honegger • Concert takes place at two different times and locations: today, 7:30 pm at Ackley Hall, Green Mountain Colllege in Poultney, VT • Buy tickets at door (adults $15; seniors $10; students $5) • info at champlainharmonic.org


Close Encounters with Music • program “The Titans: Schumann/Brahms Piano Quintets” • 6 pm • Mahaiwe • info and tickets ($50/$27) at www.mahaiwe.org

 

Four Nations Ensemble • Hudson River Harvest Concerts: concert 2 of 3:”Sevres and Meissen” Program includes works by J. M. Leclair, J. Ph. Rameau, J. G. Graun, G. Ph. Telemann • 3:30 pm • at Copake Lake, Copake, NY • info and tickets ($125) at www.fournations.org

 

Hubbard Hall • Fall Cabaret from Cambridge Central School Drama Club and Hubbard Hall Youth Chorale (day 2 of 2) — an evening of choral harmony, fully staged group numbers, and plenty of solos and duets • 7 pm • $10 or $5 for students • info at 518-677-2495 or www.hubbardhall.org

 

John & Trish with Quickstep Fiddle Tunes Funny Songs & Fancy Footwork • 7 pm • Greenwich (NY) High School Auditorium • free

 

DANCE


Dance Museum • The Creative Place International presents THE TALL BOY starring Tandy Cronyn. (Runs Oct. 21 & 22.) A compelling and timely drama, THE TALL BOY exposes racism and immigrant discrimination in the wake of WWII. Swept up by American Army units in occupied Germany, three European orphans look to their adopted GI “parents” to bring them to America. Tandy Cronyn (daughter of legendary theatrical couple Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy) brings THE TALL BOY’s story alive • today’s time, 7:30 pm • Riggi Theater stage • Tickets are available at thetallboy.bpt.me or reservations at 518 584-7780

 

Lenox Contra Dance • live music by ContraPositive with Joe DePaolo percussion; Matthew Christian fiddle, mandolin, flute, whistle, Highland pipes; Matt Diaz guitar, bouzouki, flute; with Quena Crain calling • 8-11:30 pm with beginners’ workshop at 7:45 • Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker Street, Lenox, MA • $12/$6 • more info at www.LenoxContraDance.org

 

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Berkshire Theatre Group • Actress and comedian, SNL alum Janeane Garofalo • 8 pm • at The Garage (Colonial Theatre Lobby) • info and booking ($39.50) at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

Paramount • London National Theatre in HD: “Angels in America Part One — Millennium Approaches” (encore). Revisit America in the mid-1980s in the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration • 2 pm • info and tickets ($20) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903

 

Skidmore • Theater “Let the Right One In” — an “enchanting, brutal, and tender vampire tale” recommended for brave and open-hearted audience members (runs Oct. 19-25) • today’s time, 8 pm • Bernhard Theater • info at 518-580-5439


Barrington Stage • thriller “Gaslight” (runs Wed-Sun, Oct. 4-22) • 8 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “Lost L:ake” (Show runs through Oct. 22) • 2 & 7 pm


Ghent Playhouse • “Greater Tuna” (runs Oct. 6-22) • 8 pm


Home Made Theater • “Peter and the Starcatcher” (runs Oct. 14-15, 20-22, 27-29) • 7:30 pm


Lake Theatre • “The Great Kooshog Lake” (runs through Oct. 21) • dinner seating 6:30 pm with curtain at 8 pm


Town Players • “Rocky Horror Show” (runs Fri-Sun, Oct. 20-29) • 8 pm


Troy Foundry • “New World” (runs Oct. 19, 20, 21, 28, 29 • 8 pm at Meader


WAM Theatre • “The Last Wife” (runs Oct. 13-Nov. 5 on Fri-Sun) • 2 & 7:30 pm


Williams • “A People’s History of Performance Art” (Show runs Oct. 19-21) • 7:30 pm

 

FILM


Images • “Victoria and Abdul”: When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels to Britain from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself (runs Oct. 20-26) • today’s times, 2:20, 4:30, 7 & 9:10 pm • www.imagescinema.org


Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum’s Hoosac Valley Train Ride • These fall foliage trains offer a one-hour, round trip experience. On board the vintage 1955 Budd Rail Diesel Car, BSRM’s uniformed train crew provides historical highlights along the route which offers views of the Hoosac River, Mount Greylock and Hoosac Mountain Range • Trains run Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 29 with departures at 10 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, & 3 pm from the North Adams boarding area, located directly behind the Brien Center Parking lot off American Legion Drive • Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors/armed forces and $10 for children ages 4-14 • For more info and tickets, see www.hoosacvalleytrainride.com

 

The Glens Falls Area Suffrage Centennial Committee presents a 1900 Suffrage Convention reenactment
to commemorate the New York State Woman Suffrage Centennial. Speeches are presented by historians and reenactors in period
attire. National figures portrayed at the Convention include Carrie Chapman Catt, Rev. Anna Howard Shaw, and Mary S. Anthony, sister of Susan • 1-3 pm • at the First Baptist Church at 100 Maple Street • free • more info at www.facebook.com/
CelebratingSuffrageInGreaterGlensFallsNY


Horace Greeley Writers’ Symposium • This 15th annual symposium explores the art of writing as presented by publishers and writers in the fields of literature, poetry, philosophy, and history. This year’s keynote speaker is Oregon author & filmmaker, Marilyn Johnston. Additional featured speakers include Joni Cole, Jackie Gordon, and Laird Christensen • 9 am-5 pm • United Baptist Church, On the Green, East Poultney, Vermont • Cost: $80 • For more info, or a link to the brochure and registration form, visit www.horacegreeleyfoundation.org

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • Doggy Days at the Bookstore! Various dog-related events including author presentations with Peter Zheutlin and Jesse Freidin • beginning 1 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • ThrillerFest 2017: Multiple thriller and mystery book authors! A panel discussion followed by a brief presentation by each author, Q&A and a group book signing • 6 pm • more info including list of authors at www.northshire.com

 

Northshire History Reading Group (Manchester store) meets to discuss “Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire” by Deepa Kumar • 5:30 pm • Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main Street, Manchester Center, VT • Please email Jean Miller at vtjem@comcast.net to inquire or join this group

 

Schuylerville Public Library • Reading with Jake. Kids can read to Jake, a licensed therapy dog. He enjoys the company an5d kids can gain reading confidence! Jake is a young golden retriever and loves meeting new people. Books are available to choose from. Register online (on the website’s calendar) or in person for a spot! • noon-1 pm • 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY • info at 518-695-6641

 

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