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TUESDAY TEA SERIES
Williamstown, 4 p.m.
Williams College will host its annual Tuesday Teas series to celebrate Williams authors and honor their scholarly and creative works. On four consecutive Tuesdays in April and May, faculty authors will discuss a recent publication and reflect on the writing, creating, and publishing process in the Stetson Reading Room, Sawyer Library. All of the events are free. The series continues April 24 with Julie Blackwood, assistant professor of mathematics, who will discuss the story behind her forthcoming article on spatial synchrony of cicadas, and May 1 with Laura Ephraim, assistant professor of political science, who will discuss her book "Who Speaks for Nature? On the Politics of Science."

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EARTH MONTH FILM SERIES
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Throughout the month of April, the Williams College Zilkha Center will sponsor a film series in honor of Earth Month in Paresky Auditorium. The screenings are free and open to the public. The series opens April 6 with "Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story," continues April 10 with "Growing Cities," April 19 with "Arise" and April 24 with "At the Fork." Discussions will follow each film.

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EXPOSION! 2018
Williamstown, 10-noon: Media Panel and noon to 3pm: Open Floor
EXPOsion! 2018  is a premier press conference, public exhibit  and trade conference that highlights the season of arts, entertainment, and performances throughout Southwestern Vermont, Eastern New York, and the Northern Berkshires.  This year, we are adding a panel discussion at 10 am to allow members to discuss the challenges of getting their messages to their following. "Advertising in a Multi Media World" will feature representatives of several different media outlets who will discuss and answer questions about how they address the seemingly cluttered mass of electronic and print options, and how to maximize your budget.  http://www.benningtonareaartscouncil.org/exposion
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WILLIAMS CHINESE MUSIC ENSEMBLE - “A MOONLIT RIVER IN SPRING ”
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
The classical piece for pipa-zheng duet “A Moonlit River in Spring” sets the tone for this performance, which highlights the final performance of featured soloist Bingyi Wang ’18, zheng. http://music.williams.edu/?post_type=event&p=12624
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PURPLE VALLEY PLAYS: A FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK FOR THE STAGE
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Back for its third round—under the freshly minted title of Purple Valley Plays—this festival will present original works for the stage written, directed, designed, and performed by current Williams students. In the fall term, all works submitted will be anonymously read and selected by a committee made up of faculty, staff, and students. During the spring, each new work will be given full production support by a company of artists, who will meet to conceptualize and rehearse, transforming the CenterStage into a flexible venue for world-premiere theatricality. All Williams students are eligible to participate. Come one, come all!
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WILLIAMS BRASS BASH 2018
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Williams Brass Ensemble Director David Wharton leads the group in a celebration of brass, including Raymond Premru’s “Movements from Divertimento.” Also, music of Holburne, Adson, and Gabrieli.   http://music.williams.edu/?post_type=event&p=12620 Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 7 p.m.
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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOW
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College astronomy students will host free shows for the public at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. Shows will last about 50 minutes. For reservations (required) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

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PURPLE VALLEY PLAYS: A FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK FOR THE STAGE
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Back for its third round—under the freshly minted title of Purple Valley Plays—this festival will present original works for the stage written, directed, designed, and performed by current Williams students. In the fall term, all works submitted will be anonymously read and selected by a committee made up of faculty, staff, and students. During the spring, each new work will be given full production support by a company of artists, who will meet to conceptualize and rehearse, transforming the CenterStage into a flexible venue for world-premiere theatricality. All Williams students are eligible to participate. Come one, come all!  62 Center
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PURPLE VALLEY PLAYS: A FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK FOR THE STAGE
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Back for its third round—under the freshly minted title of Purple Valley Plays—this festival will present original works for the stage written, directed, designed, and performed by current Williams students. In the fall term, all works submitted will be anonymously read and selected by a committee made up of faculty, staff, and students. During the spring, each new work will be given full production support by a company of artists, who will meet to conceptualize and rehearse, transforming the CenterStage into a flexible venue for world-premiere theatricality. All Williams students are eligible to participate. Come one, come all!  62 Center
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WILLIAMS PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE - “NOTHING IS REAL”
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams Percussion Ensemble - “Nothing is Real”   WiPE invites the audience to sit onstage with the ensemble for the concert “Nothing is Real.” - an intimate program of strange rituals and relentless grooves for percussion with strings, winds, and keyboards. Discover an amazing world of sound made with everyday objects.   http://music.williams.edu/?post_type=event&p=12621 Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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PURPLE VALLEY PLAYS: A FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK FOR THE STAGE
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Back for its third round—under the freshly minted title of Purple Valley Plays—this festival will present original works for the stage written, directed, designed, and performed by current Williams students. In the fall term, all works submitted will be anonymously read and selected by a committee made up of faculty, staff, and students. During the spring, each new work will be given full production support by a company of artists, who will meet to conceptualize and rehearse, transforming the CenterStage into a flexible venue for world-premiere theatricality. All Williams students are eligible to participate. Come one, come all!  62 Center
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BERKSHIRE BITES FUNDRAISER
Williamstown, 7-10 p.m.
Williamstown Community Preschool is holding their annual Berkshire Bites Fundraiser with food donated by local restaurants, a cash bar featuring beer and wine and live music by Misty Blues.  There will also be numerous items available through a silent auction. For a preview of items, or to send in a maximum bid if you cannot attend the event, go online. This event is open to the public and is $50 per person. All monies raised will go toward a new playground for the preschool. 

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WILLIAMS JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
under the direction of Kris Allen. The performance features music of Toshiko Akiyoshi, and also presents works by Mingus, Ellington, and others.   http://music.williams.edu/?post_type=event&p=12622 Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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TUESDAY TEA SERIES
Williamstown, 4 p.m.
Williams College will host its annual Tuesday Teas series to celebrate Williams authors and honor their scholarly and creative works. On four consecutive Tuesdays in April and May, faculty authors will discuss a recent publication and reflect on the writing, creating, and publishing process in the Stetson Reading Room, Sawyer Library. All of the events are free. The series concludes May 1 with Laura Ephraim, assistant professor of political science, who will discuss her book "Who Speaks for Nature? On the Politics of Science."

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BRIGHT IDEAS EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION
Williamstown, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
The Bennington Area Arts Council and the Lightning Jar have come together to celebrate the roles of arts and entrepreneurship in the creative economy. To kick off this partnership, the two organizations have collaborated on a shared art exhibition. Bright Ideas, a show exploring collaboration, innovation, and leaving a legacy will be on view at the Lighting Jar from May 2 through July 13, 2018. The show will feature artwork from Seline Skoug, Barbara Sarvis, Melissa Richard, Nate Massari, Patty Smith, Michael Smoot, and Misa Chappell. 
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BUILD THE MAC
Williamstown, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Community Meeting for Build The MAC! The public is invited to attend an "open house" meeting Thursday, May 3rd 2018. Our mission is to create a multi-use performing arts facility in Northern Berkshire County for children, adults, local artists and performers. The center will also be a venue for other area organizations for dance, voice, music, comedy, theatre, and studio spaces.  We welcome all of Northern Berkshire County to join us in learning about the Minerva Arts Center, Build the MAC Project and steps to achieving our our goal of raising $100,000 by August 1st! Minerva Arts Center is ready to take the next step and create a performing arts facility to call home for our community and local residents!  Event will be held Thursday, May 3rd 6:00-7:30 pm at Orchards Hotel. Presentation at 6:30, followed by Q & A.  Light refreshments will be served. Event sponsored by: Orchards Hotel & The Print Shop Williamstown. For more info & details please visit www.MinervaArtsCenter.org/BuildTheMac/.
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THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE AT THE CLARK!
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Williams College student theater group Cap & Bells presents a family-friendly musical at the Clark: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, by Williams alumnus Bill Finn and directed by college student Evelyn Mahon. In this Tony award-winning musical, six middle schoolers, united by their obsessive love for spelling, learn about themselves and experience the joys and pains of adolescence while competing to win the annual spelling bee. Three performances will be held at the Clark Art Museum's Manton Research Center Auditorium: Thursday, May 3 through Saturday, May 5 at 7:30pm. Children are welcome; show rated PG for mild language and middle school humor. Tickets $3 for children/students, $6 for Clark members, and $10 general admission. Learn more and buy tickets at capandbells.org/now-playing
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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOW
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College astronomy students will host free shows for the public at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. Shows will last about 50 minutes. For reservations (required) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

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KUSIKA/ZAMBEZI SPRING PERFORMANCE
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
This year Kusika invites alumnae to join us as we revisit dance and music from three decades of study and performance. We will reconstruct master musician/composer Kweyao Agyapon’s dynamic Appel as a full company work for the djembe orchestra, continue to explore the Ring Shout as a foundation for new material, and introduce the rich Samba tradition from Brazil to our repertoire. The African continent’s global impact informs our past, present, and future studio practice, creating a foundation that connects Kusika as an international community across generations of dancers, musicians, and artists.  62 Center
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THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE AT THE CLARK!
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Williams College student theater group Cap & Bells presents a family-friendly musical at the Clark: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, by Williams alumnus Bill Finn and directed by college student Evelyn Mahon. In this Tony award-winning musical, six middle schoolers, united by their obsessive love for spelling, learn about themselves and experience the joys and pains of adolescence while competing to win the annual spelling bee. Three performances will be held at the Clark Art Museum's Manton Research Center Auditorium: Thursday, May 3 through Saturday, May 5 at 7:30pm. Children are welcome; show rated PG for mild language and middle school humor. Tickets $3 for children/students, $6 for Clark members, and $10 general admission. Learn more and buy tickets at capandbells.org/now-playing
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KUSIKA/ZAMBEZI SPRING PERFORMANCE
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
This year Kusika invites alumnae to join us as we revisit dance and music from three decades of study and performance. We will reconstruct master musician/composer Kweyao Agyapon’s dynamic Appel as a full company work for the djembe orchestra, continue to explore the Ring Shout as a foundation for new material, and introduce the rich Samba tradition from Brazil to our repertoire. The African continent’s global impact informs our past, present, and future studio practice, creating a foundation that connects Kusika as an international community across generations of dancers, musicians, and artists.  62 Center
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HONORING ISAAC STRATTON
Williamstown, 2 p.m.

On Saturday, April 7 at 2 p.m. all are welcome at the graveside of Isaac Stratton in Southlawn Cemetery for a brief ceremony honoring South Williamstown’s first European settler where we will learn about his contributions to the town. Following this cooperative event between the South Williamstown Community Association and the Williamstown Historical Museum, refreshments will be served next door at the WHM. In the event of rain, the program will begin at the Museum.


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MOTHER'S DAY SPRING CRAFT FAIR
Williamstown, 9 am - 3 pm
Mother’s Day Spring Craft Fair to be held at BART Charter Public School at 1 Commercial Street in Adams from 9 am to 3 pm.  Enjoy at least 37 crafters/retailers and 2 food vendors along with basket raffles, 50/50 raffle and more to benefit the students at BART.  For more information contact Allison Armata at (413) 717-1235or allisonrosev83@aol.com.  This event is put on by the BART Community and Family Advisory Council (CFAC). CFAC is BART’s volunteer parent and guardian organization and is a 501(c)3, independent from the school, created to support student activities such as field trips and graduation.    
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MOTHER'S DAY SPRING CRAFT FAIR
Williamstown, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Mother’s Day Spring Craft Fair to be held at BART Charter Public School at 1 Commercial Street in Adams from 9 am to 3 pm.  Enjoy at least 37 crafters/retailers and 2 food vendors along with basket raffles, 50/50 raffle and more to benefit the students at BART.  For more information contact Allison Armata at (413) 717-1235or allisonrosev83@aol.com.  This event is put on by the BART Community and Family Advisory Council (CFAC). CFAC is BART’s volunteer parent and guardian organization and is a 501(c)3, independent from the school, created to support student activities such as field trips and graduation.    
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THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE AT THE CLARK!
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Williams College student theater group Cap & Bells presents a family-friendly musical at the Clark: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, by Williams alumnus Bill Finn and directed by college student Evelyn Mahon. In this Tony award-winning musical, six middle schoolers, united by their obsessive love for spelling, learn about themselves and experience the joys and pains of adolescence while competing to win the annual spelling bee. Three performances will be held at the Clark Art Museum's Manton Research Center Auditorium: Thursday, May 3 through Saturday, May 5 at 7:30pm. Children are welcome; show rated PG for mild language and middle school humor. Tickets $3 for children/students, $6 for Clark members, and $10 general admission. Learn more and buy tickets at capandbells.org/now-playing
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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOW
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College astronomy students will host free shows for the public at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. Shows will last about 50 minutes. For reservations (required) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

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