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February 18-24February 25-March 3March 4-10 • March 11-17March 18-24March 25-31









Winds in the Wilderness • Sharon Powers, flute, alto; Judith Dansker, oboe; Ronald Gorevic, violin, viola; John Myers, guitar, sitar; Pete Toigo, bass perform works by Pla, Bach, Granados, Piazzolla, Myers • 3 pm • Church of St. John in the Wilderness, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls, NY • $10 suggested donation; children free • more info 518-329-1577 

Mahaiwe • London National Theatre in HD: “Hamlet” with Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s “Sherlock”) • 2 pm • $17 or $10 for 21 and under, • www.mahaiwe.org



Dorset Players • “Mothers and Sons” (runs March 2-4 and 9-11) • today’s time, 2 pm

Hubbard Hall • “The Velocity of Autumn” (runs Feb. 23-March 11) • 2 pm


Williams (‘62 Center) • “Tartuffe” (runs March 8-11) • 7:30 pm



Paramount • The Peking Acrobats — experts at trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting, and gymnastics • 7 pm • info and tickets ($25-$40) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903


SECOND SUNDAY Makers and Farmers Market. 12-4pm in Argyle Brewing in the Depot, 6 Broad Street, Cambridge NY. Seasonal produce, crafts and art, in a brew pub with local beverages.










WCMA (Williams College Museum of Art) • “Jazz Performance: Charlie Parker,” original jazz arrangements of Charlie Parker’s music • 5 pm • free • WCMA Galleries, 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown • 413-597-2429




Would you like to learn more about the Protestant Reformation? • A four-session mini-course explores three of the most important figures of the Protestant Reformation. Today’s class, “Elizabeth I (not Henry VIII?!) and the English Reformation” • 7:00-8:30 pm • Reserve your spot t at 413-664-9656 or email allsaintsberkshires@gmail.com

Hudson Valley Community College • “Smarter Robots in Manufacturing and Beyond” To move from smart factories to smart homes, robots need to evolve in order to be collaborative, safe, cognitive and mobile. The newly-formed Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute focuses on meeting this emerging need. John T. Wen, professor and department head of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, discusses the vision and approach of the ARM Institute, its technical and education roadmaps, and several projects • 2:00-2:50 pm • Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium, HVCC, 80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy NY • www.hvcc.edu • more info at d.gardner@hvcc.edu or 518-629-8071








Berkshire Theatre Group • Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience • 7:30 pm • at the Colonial • tickets ($35/$20) at 413-997-4444 or www.berkshiretheatregroup.org




Bennington Poetry/Spoken Word open mic • 5 minute time limit. Charlie Rossiter, MC • Sign-up at 7 pm, readings begin 7:15 • at the TAP HOUSE, 309 County St. Bennington (across the St. from Bennington Pottery • free • More info: 708-606-4673.






Williams • MIDWEEK MUSIC • 12:15 pm (bring lunch) • Chapin Hall • music.williams.edu


Williams • Master Class – Cassatt String Quartet • 4:15 pm • music.williams.edu



Northshire Cookbook Reading Group (Manchester store) meets to sample dishes made from “Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes” by Ronni Lundy. . 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 • email Fran at ftobia@northshire.com to inquire or join this group





William`s • Visiting Artist Series: Cassatt String Quartet • 8 pm • Brooks-Rogers • free • music.williams.edu



Mahaiwe • Marx Brothers classic slapstick film “A Night at the Opera” (1935) • 7 pm • $8 • www.mahaiwe.org




Chapman • talk “Drilling for Hope”: Since 2005, retired teacher and Saratoga Springs resident Karen Flewelling has funded and overseen the drilling of 58 water wells, 2 spring-fed water systems, 10 cisterns, and 34 water filters in Tanzania, Guinea and Malawi in Africa and other places. “Drilling for Hope,” which will be available for sale, is an autobiographical account of Karen’s international efforts to provide clean water and aid to villages in need. • 2 pm • The Chapman Museum is located at 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls • For more info call 518-793-2826






Paramount • BrewHaHa! — Beer + Laughs “We are building a comedy club right on stage and inviting some of the funniest folk we know to bring the laughs • 7:30 pm • info and tickets ($44) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903




Ghent Playhouse • “Cabaret” (runs March 16-April 1) • today’s time, 8 pm




Bennington Baroque • concert “Springtime in Paris” in celebration of the 350th anniversary of the birth of François Couperin. Music by François Couperin and Marin Marais is performed on instruments of the period • 3 pm • at The Old First Church, Vermont Rte 9 and Monument Avenue, Bennington, VT

Close Encounters with Music • Ariel String Quartet presents 19th and 20th century Russian works — Tchaikovsky, Arensky, Shostakovich • 6 pm • Mahaiwe • info and tickets ($27-$50) at www.mahaiwe.org or cewm.org


Helsinki Hudson • Bindlestiff Cirkus Cabaret (adult oriented show) • 9 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets ($25-$30) at helsinkihudson.com


Paramount • singer Lee Ann Womack performs in support of her new album “The Lonely, The Lonesome and The Gone” — a hybrid of country, soul, gospel and blues • 8 pm • info and tickets ($35.50 – $45.50) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903


Vermont Arts Exchange • Basement Music Series presents Sean Rowe who boasts a bouncer’s build, a biker’s hair and a voice lower than Johnny Cash with a head cold • 8 pm (doors 7) • at the Masonic Hall, at 504 Main Street, Bennington • more info and tickets s($18/$22, or $10 for students) at 802-442-5549 or visit vtartxchange.org

Lenox Contra Dance • live music by Cedar Stanistreet fiddle, Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin accordion and piano, Arthur Davis piano, trumpet, banjo, vocals, with calling by Jim Fownes • 8-11 pm with beginners’ workshop at 7:45 • Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker Street, Lenox, MA • $12/$6 • more info at www.LenoxContraDance.org


Ghent Playhouse • “Cabaret” (runs March 16-April) • today’s time, 8 pm




Mass Audubon • Wildlife CSI: Understanding Animal Tracks & Signs: Join the naturalist for a 2-hour adventure in search of tracks, scat, and other signs of animals that stay active through the winter • 9:30-11:30 am • Register online at www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley

Mass Audubon • Pleasant Valley Snowshoe Hike — Track wildlife, identify trees by their bark, and watch for wildlife activity around ponds, streams, meadows, and woodland • 12:30-3:00 pm • Register online at www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley