’Indian Summer - A History’
NORTH ADAMS -- Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with an illustrated lecture, "Indian Summer - A History" on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. The program will be held at the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Visitors Museum at Western Gateway Heritage State Park.
The seasonal myths of Indian Summer are wrapped up in bits of Native American history, weather science and folklore. This illustrated lecture will try to unravel them all to find the roots of this whimsical time of year. Western Gateway Heritage State Park is located south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8. The Visitors Museum is in building No. 4. Info: 413-663-6312.
Calling all kids!
NORTH ADAMS -- Library Youth Services will host Toddler Time, for ages 1 to 3, Tuesdays during the month of November, beginning Nov. 6 in the North Adams Public Library, Youth Services Department, second floor, at 10:30 a.m. On Wednesday’s, beginning Nov. 7, the library will host Pre-School Story Time, for ages 3 to 6, at 10:30 a.m., also in the Youth Services Department, second floor. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 413-662-3133 ext.14.
Mike Glier’s Satisfaction
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Half Dozen or So Gallery at Mt. Greylock proudly presents a body of work by Williams Visual Art faculty and internationally renowned
The Satisfaction series exists as an exhibition and as an artist’s book of 50 portraits and interviews of dreamers. The portraits are charcoal on paper, each 12- by 9-inches. The series was created for an exhibition at the San Jose Museum of Art, which published the book in conjunction with Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY. The Half Dozen or So Gallery is open to the public and is located at Mt. Greylock Regional School, 1781 Cold Spring Road. For more info: email@example.com, 802-440-2066.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- On Sunday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m., the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute will present "Giselle," recorded at the historic and internationally acclaimed Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. This exquisite, classical ballet in two acts stars Natalia Osipova as Giselle and Leonid Sarafanov as Count Albert. The ballet tells the story of a simple village girl who falls deeply in love with a dashing prince disguised as a peasant, but the idyllic pastoral scene is shattered by an act of betrayal, and heartbreak ensues. The Clark is located at 225 South Street. Tickets are $15 ($13 for members and students). For info and tickets: clarkart.edu, 413-458-0524.
Post-Katrina New Orleans
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Tom Piazza ‘76 will present a reading, "Fiction versus Nonfiction, Life in Post-Katrina New Orleans, and Writing for HBO’s Treme," at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 in Griffin Hall, room 3, on the Williams College campus.
This event is free and open to the public. For info: 413-597-4277, www.williams.edu.
CoDa at MoCA
NORTH ADAMS -- Join Williams Department of Dance CoDa at MoCA, Nov. 1, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for an evening of exciting new music and contemporary dance in the MASS MoCA galleries inspired by the wall-drawings of Sol LeWitt at the Williams College Museum of Art.
The Williams College Contemporary Dance Ensemble (CoDa) will perform LeWitticisms,featuring original choreography by faculty and students, and composer Tristan Perich will combine the harpsichord with electronic music in his original work Dual Synthesis.
Free shuttle buses available for Williams students leaving Chapin Hall at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. sharp. Limited Space available. Tickets are $5 for students; $8 for non-students. Tickets available at the door and through the MASS MoCA box office: 413-666-2111.
Milne November exhibit
WILLIAMSTOWN -- A "small works" show of animals, fish and birds captured in their natural habitat by watercolor artist, Dan Daniels will be on exhibit for the month of November at the David and Joyce Milne Public Library.
These paintings are framed, matted and for sale. There will be an opening reception to meet the artist on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The library’s main hall is open, Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p. m. For info: 413-458-5369, firstname.lastname@example.org.