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Weekend Outlook: Live Music, Workshops, and More
By Sabrina Damms, iBerkshires Staff
12:03PM / Thursday, January 18, 2024
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There will be a Winter Wonderland Activity Day at the Mount Greylock Visitors Center Sunday.

Berkshire County is hosting a variety of events this weekend including live music, a talent show, workshops, and more. 
Editor's Pick 
Talent Show
'62 Center For Theatre & Dance, Williamstown
Time: Thursday at  6 p.m. 
Start your weekend early with Black Arts Council's first annual Talent Show. This free and public event will showcase works from a range of mediums including dance, film, music, fashion, and more. 
Complete lineup here
Fresh Takes: Emerging Art Historians Explore the Clark Collection
The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
Time: noon
Experience the Clark's permanent collection in a new light as a Williams College graduate students share their thoughts on an object in the collection through the perspective of new scholarship. 
This event is free with gallery admission. Meet in the museum pavilion. More information here
Sugar Death Whistle Performance
Hot Plate Brewing Co., Pittsfield 
Time: 7 p.m. 
Connecticut-based band Sugar Death Whistle will be performing original acoustic and electric garage rock in the brewery's taproom. 
More information here
DJ BFG at the Stationery Factory
63 Flansburg Ave., Dalton
Time: 8  to 11 p.m.
There will be drinks, a large dance floor, funky/fun seating, and DJ BFG so that attendees can dance, relax, connect, and enjoy with friends and family. 
Tickets are $10. More information here
Belly Dancing Workshop
Laci's Healing Hands, Pittsfield
Time: 4 p.m. 
Belly dancer Fiona will lead a workshop that welcomes every experience level, whether you're a beginner or an experienced dancer. Tickets cost $30. More information here
Williamstown Farmers Market
First Congregational Church
Time: 9 to noon
The winter farmers market is held every third Saturday in the Congregational Church hall. Will include winter vegetables, meats, cheeses, eggs, seafood, baked and preserved foods and artisan wares. 
Lizzie No: Album Release Show
Mass MoCA, North Adams
Time: 8 p.m. 
Brooklyn-based songwriter Eliza Edens will be celebrating the release of her new album "Halfsies" with a show at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary art. 
Her new album searches for freedom from the "constraints of categorization," "depths of her own personal despair and from an increasingly violent and nightmarish American cultural and political landscape."
Tickets are $32 and $46 for preferred seating. More information here
London's National Theatre In HD: 'Skylight' (2014)
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington
Time: 7 p.m. 
The theater will be screening the 2014 performance of the play "Skylight." The play follows two people who attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship but are met with obstacles as they are locked into a "dangerous battle" of "opposing ideologies and mutual desires." 
Tickets range from $10 to $17. More information here
Dolly Parton Cover Show 
Hot Plate Brewing Co., Pittsfield 
Time: 7 p.m. 
The brewery will be welcoming Alenka and some special guests for a Dolly Parton cover show. More information here
Family Storytime
Mass MoCA, North Adams
Time: 10:30 a.m. 
Mass MoCA is welcoming families with children up to 6 years old o a story time. Museum Educators will read a story related to exploration in the galleries. Each story time event will have a different theme based on the exhibits on display. 
A brief gallery walk-through and discussion of the art will follow. This program is in partnership with the North Adams Public Library.
The event is free but reservations are required as seats are limited. More information here
Sun-Loving Native Perennials Course 
Time: 10 a.m. 
Berkshire Botanical Gardens will be welcoming instructor Duncan Himmelman for its online event that will explore a selection of sun-loving native species that can "enhance" a garden and "support an abundance of native wildlife."
Tickets cost $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. More information and registration here
Berkshire Grown Winter Farmers Market
Housy Dome, 1064 Main St., Housatonic
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The South County market will feature locally grown, produced foods, and performances by local musicians, across a variety of styles and genres. Admission is free and SNAP shoppers will receive a match up to $30. The HIP incentive reimburses shoppers who spend SNAP funds on fresh fruits and vegetables.
More information here.
Winter Wonderland Activity Day
Mount Greylock State Reservation Visitor Center, Lanesborough
Time: 1 p.m. 
The freshly fallen snow makes this Sunday the perfect opportunity to participate in Mount Greylock Visitors Center's Winter Wonderland Activity Day.  
This self-guided free event will be packed with winter activities including winter- themed crafts, scavenger hunts, board games and make-your-own snowman or sledding. Bring your own sled if you have one.
The activity day is free for all ages but children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information call the center at 413-499-4262 or contact them via Facebook for weather updates. 
Tony Lee Thomas Performance 
PortaVia, Dalton
Time: 1 p.m. 
Singer and songwriter Tony Lee Thomas will be performing. More information here
'Planet Waves' Cover
Tourists, North Adams
Time: 8 p.m.
Lisa Bastoni invites Naomi Sommers and Josh Kantor to perform a stripped-down acoustic version of Bob Dylan's "Planet Wave" album released 50 years ago. Bastoni has long been inspired by Dylan and won first place in a Dylan karaoke contest at the Newport Folk Festival. 
Admission is free, first-come first-served as space is limited. More information here.


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