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    This Week's Berkshire Events - 12/06/19 thru 12/12/19

    FRIDAY, DEC. 6
    MUSIC
    The Cassatt String Quartet, 7 to 9 p.m., Clark Art Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown. Members of Williams College faculty will perform compositions inspired by their favorite artworks in the Clark’s permanent collection. Tickets are $20 to $25. clarkart.edu.

    John Pizzarelli Trio “For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole,” 8 p.m., The Egg, Agency Building 1, S. Mall Arterial, Albany. American roots and branches. Tickets are $39.50. For more information, visit theegg.org.

    The Fixx, 8 p.m., Infinity Music Hall Hartford, 32 Front St., Hartford. Rock. Tickets are $37 to $ 47.

    The Subdudes, 8 p.m., Norfolk Infinity Music Hall, 20 Greenwoods Rd. W., Norfolk. Blues, funk, R&B. Tickets are $39-59. For more information, visit infinityhall.com.

    ART
    Paint and Sip: Winter Stroll, 6 to 8 p.m., Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St., Pittsfield. $35 registration fee benefits the Taconic High School field trip. All painting materials, instruction, light snacks and donation included. BYOB. For more information, visit berkshirepaintandsip.com.

    OTHER
    Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce, 50 Main St., Stockbridge. Three days of holiday fun for the entire family.

    Hancock Holidays at Hancock Shaker Village Yule Jam:, 7 p.m. Kick off the holiday season with a roaring fire, food trucks, cool holiday cocktails and local beer, and live music with funky roots music band Moonshine Holler. $12 cover at the door; wear an ugly sweater and get $2 off.

    Gingerbread House Contest: Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bakers of all ages and skill levels are invited to enter our first Hancock Holidays Gingerbread House Contest. The theme is works of architecture. all submissions will be exhibited during Hancock Holidays

    Winterlights returns and is bigger and better than ever. Join us for magical experiences at Naumkeag as they sparkle with thousands of shimmering and artfully designed holiday lights. . Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge: Tickets, members $12, Nonmembers,$17, and children under 12, free.

    SATURDAY, DEC. 7
    THEATER
    Berkshire Theatre Group presents A Christmas Carol, 7 to 9 p.m., The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St. in Pittsfield. Tickets are $29 to $39. berkshiretheatregroup.org.

    MUSIC
    The Aston Magna Chamber Players will present an afternoon of vocal and instrumental baroque music, including selections from Hande at 3 p.m. at Saint James Place in Great Barrington

    John Pizzarelli Big Band. John Pizzarelli makes his yearly return to the Mahaiwe for a rare evening of big band music, featuring a 16-piece big band playing arrangements from
    Pizzarelli’s one-of-a-kind band book. 8 p.m. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center,Great Barrington. Tickets are $44 to $124. For more information, visit mahaiwe.org.

    Eclectic folk-rocker Marc Black will present the “History of the 50s and 60s Through Music and Song” on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Berkshire Athenaeum, located at 1 Wendell Ave. in Pittsfield.

    Cracker, 8 p.m., Norfolk Infinity Music Hall, 20 Greenwoods Road, W., Norfolk. Alternative country, alternative rock. Tickets are $35 to $55. For more information, visit infinityhall.com.

    Berkshire Music School Student Recital from the studio of Bonnie McCubbin, featuring the piano and violin at 3 p.m. at Berkshire Music School Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave.,
    Pittsfield. Call 413-442-1411.

    TALKS, CLASSES, WORKSHOPS
    The Red Lion Inn Collections Tour, from 11 a.m. to noon, The Red Lion Inn, 30 Main St., Stockbridge. Free and open to the public. Meet in the lobby.
    Holiday house tours at The Mount, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

    Winterlights has returned to Naumkeag with thousands of shimmering and artfully designed holiday lights at Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road in Stockbridge: Tickets are $12 for members $17 for non-members. Children under 12 are free.

    DANCE
    Albany Berkshire Ballet presents: The Nutcracker, 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., Barrington Stage Company, 122 North St., Pittsfield. Tickets are $19 to $44. For tickets or for more information, call the box office at 413-236-8888.

    OTHER
    Brunch with Santa, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield. Admission is $45 amd includes a buffet, a chance to sit on Santa’s lap, crafts, music, story time and visiting with animals.

    Tinseliner Trains with Santa Clause, departures at noon, 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., Berkshire Scenic Railway-Hoosac Valley Service, 98 Crawley Ave., North Adams. Enjoy a 1950s Christmas train ride with a visit from Santa. Trip includes a layover at the PopCares Tree Lot to choose a tree to pick up later. Also enjoy hot cocoa and roasted marshmallows. For more information, visit berkshiretrains.org/specialevents.

    Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Holiday Marketplace, a 29-year tradition, featuring the legendary Gallery of Wreaths will take place at 5 West Stockbridge Road in Stockbridge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The garden’s annual holiday market will feature a Gallery of Wreaths, holiday plant sales, and craft vendors. Admission is free. For more information, visit berkshirebotanical.org.

    Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce, 50 Main St., Stockbridge. Saturday includes a Holiday House Tour, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit some of the area’s historic properties, inns and private homes. Tickets are available at The Red Lion Inn.

    Children’s Holiday Sing-Along, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a fun winter-themed sing-along at the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives. Free admission.

    Caroling & Luminaria Walk, from 6 to 7 p.m. Meet in front of The Red Lion Inn, Main Street with a candle or flashlight and join the festive caroling followed by a Luminaria walk to the First Congregational Church.

    Lenox Historical Society Open House, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. See the East Street exhibit depicting the farms of East Street demonstrations:  Butter Churning in the early days by Martha Joyner and spinning by Liz Celli Demonstrations start at 11:30 a.m.

    Winterlights has returned to Naumkeag with thousands of shimmering and artfully designed holiday lights at Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road in Stockbridge: Tickets are $12 for members $17 for non-members. Children under 12 are free.

    SUNDAY, DEC. 8
    THEATER
    Berkshire Theatre Group presents A Christmas Carol, from 2 to 4 p.m., The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. Tickets $29 to $39. For more information, visit berkshiretheatregroup.org.

    MUSIC
    Barrington Stage Company will present “A Holiday Cabaret with Billy and Matt!”
    Local singer-songwriters Billy Keane and Matt Cusson join forces to kick off the holiday season right! Join them at Mr. Finn’s Cabaret for an evening of holiday songs and fun. 7 p.m. Tickets are$25 for chairs at tables and $20 for stools at the bars.For more information, call the box office at 413-236-8888.

    The Cantilena Chamber Choir will present Christmas at Trinity at Trinity Church, Lenox, 3 p.m.
    The Met Live in HD: Mozart’s The Magic Flute. English-language version of Mozart’s classic fable. 1 p.m. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington.Tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for those 21 and under.

    Karaoke, from 7:30 to 10 p.m., Egremont Barn, 17 Main St., Egremont.

    TALKS, CLASSES, WORKSHOPS
    Holiday house tours at The Mount, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett St. in Lenox.
    Winterlights has returned to Naumkeag with thousands of shimmering and artfully designed holiday lights at Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road in Stockbridge: Tickets are $12 for members $17 for non-members. Children under 12 are free.

    Hancock Shaker Village and Pittsfield florist Township Four present a holiday wreath-making workshop at the Village on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. Floral designer Jed Thompson leads the session with a creative twist, using fresh Fraser fir, juniper, pine, and other natural materials — some foraged from Hancock Shaker Village’s property. While crafting, enjoy a glass of wine and snacks. Tickets are $80 or $72 for members and may be purchased online at hancockshakervillage.org or by calling 413-443-0188.

    DANCE
    Albany Berkshire Ballet presents: The Nutcracker, 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., Barrington Stage Company, 122 North St., Pittsfield. Tickets are $19 to $44. For tickets or for more information, call the box office at 413-236-8888.

    OTHER
    Visit with Santa, from 9 a.m. to noon, Ward’s Nursery and Garden Center, 600 South Main St., Great Barrington.
    Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Holiday Marketplace, a 29-year tradition, featuring the legendary Gallery of Wreaths will take place at 5 West Stockbridge Road in Stockbridge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The garden’s annual holiday market will feature a Gallery of Wreaths, holiday plant sales, and craft vendors. Admission is free. For more information, visit berkshirebotanical.org.

    Tinseliner Trains with Santa Clause, departures at noon, 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., Berkshire Scenic Railway-Hoosac Valley Service, 98 Crawley Ave., North Adams. Enjoy a 1950s Christmas train ride with a visit from Santa. Trip includes a layover at the PopCares Tree Lot to choose a tree to pick up later. Also enjoy hot cocoa and roasted marshmallows. For more information, visit berkshiretrains.org/specialevents.

    Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce, 50 Main St., Stockbridge. Sundays festivities begin at noon.
    Winterlights has returned to Naumkeag with thousands of shimmering and artfully designed holiday lights at Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road in Stockbridge: Tickets are $12 for members $17 for non-members. Children under 12 are free.

    TUESDAY, DEC. 10
    MUSIC
    Keb’ Mo’ Jingle Bell Jamboree, 7:30 p.m., The Egg, Agency Building 1, S. Mall Arterial, Albany. Blues and Americana. Kevin Roosevelt Moore, known as Keb’ Mo’, is an American blues musician and four-time Grammy Award winner. He is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter, living in Nashville, Tennessee. Tickets are $43 to $63. For more information visit theegg.org.

    WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11
    MUSIC
    Open Mic Night, from 7 to 10 p.m., Egremont Barn, 17 Main St., Egremont.
    Jazz night, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., The Lion’s Den, 30 Main St., Stockbridge. No cover charge.

    THURSDAY, DEC. 12
    THEATER
    Berkshire Theatre Group presents A Christmas Carol, from 7 to 9 p.m., The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. Tickets are $29 to $39. berkshiretheatregroup.org.

    MUSIC
    Tanglewood Learning Institute Cinematics: “Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas,” 7:30 p.m., Tanglewood, 297 West St., Lenox. An amazing tale of immigrant outsiders who became irreplacable players in pop culture’s mainstream -
    Tony Trischka’s Of a Winter’s Night holiday concert Of a Winter’s Night is Tony Trischka’__s acoustic celebration of the holiday season. Dewey Hall at 7:30 p.m.