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A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF PERFORMANCE ART
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
What’s the difference between theatre and performance art? When do objects “act” better than actors? Why is Kendall Jenner imitating Yoko Ono? Join us for a new collaboration between the Theatre Department and Williams College Museum of Art that aims to investigate the history (and histrionics) of performance art. Accompanied by the gallery exhibition Active Ingredients: Prompts, Props, Performance—featuring art objects that “perform”—A People’s History of Performance Artconjures a series of tableaux-vivants (living pictures) based on iconic photographs of archival performance art works by artists such as Yves Klein, Carolee Schneemann, Chris Burden, Yoko Ono, Adrian Piper, Tehching Hsieh, and Marina Abramovic. Reversing the dichotomy of performance as “live” and objects as “dead,” A People’s History of Performance Artflips the script to reveal how art can sometimes seem more alive than people. 62 Center
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CONTEMPORARY ART TALK
Williamstown, 3 p.m.
Clifford Owens, artist, writer and curator, will give the annual Plonsker Lecture in Contemporary Art at Williams College. The talk, titled “Your Head is Attached to Your Body,” will take place at the Williams College Museum of Art in Lawrence Auditorium (L231) and is free and open to the public. Influenced by performance art practices of the 1960s, Owens is known for live and photographic works that center on the body. His work often asks audiences to manipulate, move, dress, touch or otherwise engage directly with his body, resulting in spontaneous actions. For the Plonsker program, his performance-based, “audience-sensitive” lecture will be radically different from the standard artist slide talk.

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CLIMATE CHANGE TALK
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Williams College will host Robert Stavins, the A.J. Meyer Professor of Energy & Economic Development at the Harvard Kennedy School, for a talk titled  “Global Climate Change Policy in the Age of Trump: What Can an Economist Possibly Have to Say About Climate Change?” The event will take place in the Paresky Center Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

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"STRATEGIES FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH MS THAT HAVE IMPAIRED VISION”
Williamstown, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Please join a FREE educational Program "Strategies for People Living with MS That Have Impaired Vision” Wednesday, October 25, 2017. 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m at Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, MA 01267   This FREE educational program includes Dinner and a presentation by Dr. Victoria Epstein, Ophthalmologist . Preregister by calling our toll free number 1-844-280-7292  or send an email to dbriggs1@msresource.org. (Space is limited)   Dr. Epstein received additional training in medical retina and is a current fellow in neuro-ophthalmology with Dr. Lopasic. Dr. Epstein has surgical privileges in Albany Regional Eye Surgery Center in Latham and Samaritan Hospital in Troy. She is an active member at American Academy of Ophthalmology and The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
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WOMAN OF ACHIEVEMENT DINNER
Williamstown, 5 p.m.
Justyna Carlson will be honored by The Northern Berkshire Business and Professional Women’s Club as their Woman of Achievement for 2017-2018 at the club’s monthly meeting at the Williams Inn. The award presentation and dinner meeting is in commemoration of National Business Women’s Week. Social networking will be from 5-5:45 p.m. with dinner to follow.  Dinner choices are beef medallions in veal demi-glaze or orange BBQ salmon. Ticket cost is $30.  Proceeds of the evening support the Margaret E. Lanoue Scholarship Fund. Call 413-664-7445 for info.  
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NORTH ADAMS COMMONS ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER
Williamstown, 5 p.m.
North Adams Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will host its annual spaghetti supper on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. Those wishing to attend are asked to reserve a seat by calling Kira Breard at 413-662-4403 by Oct. 23. The dinner is free but seating is limited. Dinner will include homemade meatballs, garlic bread, salad, and dessert. Guests can enter a raffle to win prizes and take a tour of the newly remodeled community. North Adams Commons is located at 175 Franklin Street in North Adams. Parking is available. Please enter through either the main entrance on Franklin Street or the Wells Avenue Street entrance.
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TALK ON SOCIAL JUSTICE
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Author and social justice scholar Monique Morris will give The Davis Lecture at Williams College on the MainStage in the ’62 Center. It is free and open to the public. Inspired by nearly three decades of experience in the areas of education, civil rights, juvenile and social justice, Morris will present a talk titled “Social Justice is a Verb! Working the Margins to Advance an Equity Agenda.” She will explore how advocates, scholars, policymakers, and others apply intersectional frameworks and other practices to strengthen our collective capacity to build an inclusive democracy.

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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Astronomy students at Williams College will host free shows for the public at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory on Main Street. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits.

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PARAMODERNITIES
Williamstown
Paramodernities is a multidisciplinary project. It is a series of lecture-performances, or dance-experiments, generated through deconstructions of landmark modern choreographies, performed alongside contributions by scholars and writers who situate these iconic works and artists within the larger project of Modernism. Exploring foundational tenets of modern discourse—such as sovereignty, race, feminism, and nihilism—Paramodernities includes public discussions as inseparable parts of each installment. While at Williams, Yerushalmy will develop material for her installment devoted to Bob Fosse, as well as present the completed installments devoted to Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey. The world premiere will take place at Jacob’s Pillow Dance during Festival 2018. This is a work-in-progress. 62 Center
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WILLIAMS CHAMBER PLAYERS - SCHUBERT TO MESSIAEN
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Bass-baritone Keith Kibler sings Franz Schubert’s “Schwanengesang.” The WCP also presents Schubert’s String Trio D 471 followed after the intermission with Olivier Messiaen's powerful work “Quartet for the End of Time” (1941).  http://music.williams.edu Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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ZAMBEZI MARIMBA BAND
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Zambezi performs with the verve and energy in a free performance open to all. Inspired by traditional Zimbabwean marimba music as well as contemporary African styles, the troupe also takes on music from many traditions. Fun for the whole family!   https://music.williams.edu/  Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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HARVEST FIESTA
Williamstown, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Williamstown Community Preschool is hosting its third annual Harvest Fiesta fundraiser at the preschool at 777 Main St.  This event is open to all; admission is $5/person or $20/family.  Williams College Students from the Ritmo Latino Organization will be leading two Latin Dance lessons at noon and 1 p.m. In addition to music and dancing there will be authentic food, a spooky bake sale, hay discovery center, obstacle courses in our gym, a pumpkin ring toss, face painting, cookie decorating, crafts and more. Costumes welcome.

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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Astronomy students at Williams College will host free shows for the public at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory on Main Street. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits.

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THE WOLVES
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
In our production of Sarah DeLappe’s award-winning play The Wolves, directed by Arthur Levitt, Jr. ’52 Artist-in-Residence Shayok Misha Chowdhury, the CenterStage transforms into an indoor soccer field. Somewhere in suburban America, a girls’ soccer team dribbles and scrimmages, their voices echoing off the high ceiling. They are claiming territory, cleats digging into the AstroTurf. This play is a shout; an all-female cast navigates the pitfalls and ferocious possibilities of adolescent womanhood. How do we speak our world into being? 62 Center
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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Astronomy students at Williams College will host free shows for the public at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory on Main Street. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits.

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THE WOLVES
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
In our production of Sarah DeLappe’s award-winning play The Wolves, directed by Arthur Levitt, Jr. ’52 Artist-in-Residence Shayok Misha Chowdhury, the CenterStage transforms into an indoor soccer field. Somewhere in suburban America, a girls’ soccer team dribbles and scrimmages, their voices echoing off the high ceiling. They are claiming territory, cleats digging into the AstroTurf. This play is a shout; an all-female cast navigates the pitfalls and ferocious possibilities of adolescent womanhood. How do we speak our world into being? 62 Center
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A HISTORY OF THE BOTSFORD HOUSE
Williamstown, 11:00 a.m.
On November 11 at 11 a.m. at the Williamstown Community Preschool (777 Main Street, Williamstown) homeowner, Cynthia Payne, will present a history of the Botsford House; one of the striking homes on Main Street.  Cynthia will share information about the site, the builder, the three families who lived in the home, and more.  After the lecture, refreshments will be served at the Botsford House and a tour of the first floor will be led by Cynthia.  For more information visit www.williamstownhistoricalmuseum.org.
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THE WOLVES
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
In our production of Sarah DeLappe’s award-winning play The Wolves, directed by Arthur Levitt, Jr. ’52 Artist-in-Residence Shayok Misha Chowdhury, the CenterStage transforms into an indoor soccer field. Somewhere in suburban America, a girls’ soccer team dribbles and scrimmages, their voices echoing off the high ceiling. They are claiming territory, cleats digging into the AstroTurf. This play is a shout; an all-female cast navigates the pitfalls and ferocious possibilities of adolescent womanhood. How do we speak our world into being? 62 Center
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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Astronomy students at Williams College will host free shows for the public at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory on Main Street. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits.

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PACHEDU
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
You are invited to join the Dance Department for Pachedu, our annual (F)all concert. Pachedu, meaning “among ourselves” in the language of the Shona people of Zimbabwe, features all-department ensembles, including CoDa, Kusika, Sankofa, and The Zambezi Marimba Band, performing repertoire and new works in progress. 62 Center
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THE WOLVES
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
In our production of Sarah DeLappe’s award-winning play The Wolves, directed by Arthur Levitt, Jr. ’52 Artist-in-Residence Shayok Misha Chowdhury, the CenterStage transforms into an indoor soccer field. Somewhere in suburban America, a girls’ soccer team dribbles and scrimmages, their voices echoing off the high ceiling. They are claiming territory, cleats digging into the AstroTurf. This play is a shout; an all-female cast navigates the pitfalls and ferocious possibilities of adolescent womanhood. How do we speak our world into being? 62 Center
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THE WOLVES
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
In our production of Sarah DeLappe’s award-winning play The Wolves, directed by Arthur Levitt, Jr. ’52 Artist-in-Residence Shayok Misha Chowdhury, the CenterStage transforms into an indoor soccer field. Somewhere in suburban America, a girls’ soccer team dribbles and scrimmages, their voices echoing off the high ceiling. They are claiming territory, cleats digging into the AstroTurf. This play is a shout; an all-female cast navigates the pitfalls and ferocious possibilities of adolescent womanhood. How do we speak our world into being? 62 Center
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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Astronomy students at Williams College will host free shows for the public at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory on Main Street. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits.

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