|Weekend Outlook: Movie Nights, Hikes, and More|
|By Sabrina Damms, iBerkshires Staff|
12:57PM / Thursday, January 05, 2023
Berkshire County will be having a variety of events this cool first weekend of 2023 including informational hikes, pet photo ops, movie nights, and more.
Animal Support Project Fantasy Photos
Take a walk through the Boulders on Saturday and learn how to identify trees without their leaves.
Benson's Pet Center, Pittsfield
Benson's Pet Center will be providing people a photo op with their furry babies this Sunday from noon until 3 p.m.
For a $10 donation, pet parents can bring home a 4-by-6 inch framed keepsake. This month's participants have three themes to choose from: Winter Fun, Elvis Presley's Birthday, and SuperBowl.
Winter Tree Identification Hike
The Boulders, Dalton
Berkshire Natural Resources Council will be having an informative hike on the Boulders Blue Trail this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
This 2.8 mile hike has a moderate difficulty level with slight elevation change.
During the hike, participants will learn about techniques to identify trees in the winter and discuss some of the adaptations that trees have to weather the season's harsh conditions.
Participants should bring water and dress appropriately. BNRC has a few pairs of snowshoes or microspikes available for loan if needed.
This event is dependent on weather; any cancelation notices will be made by 5 p.m. the day before.
More information and stay up to date here
Family Movie Matinee
Mount Greylock State Reservation Visitor Center, Lanesborough
Warm up at Mount Greylock's Visitor Center this Sunday with a nature movie and crafts from 1 p.m. until 2:30.
Learn about the animals that make Mount Greylock their home. This month the movie is "Eyewitness Bear."
More information on this free monthly program here
January 2023 First Friday Downtown Celebration
Eagle Street, North Adams
Celebrate the start of the new year by visiting small businesses in downtown North Adams this Friday at 6 p.m. for the First Friday of the year for opening receptions, performances and shopping.
Clark Art Free Admissions
The Clark Art opens its galleries for free from now through March.
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
This Sunday the Clark will be hosting a Print Room Pop-up on Portraits from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The exhibit displays different portrait traditions from Old Master engravings featuring sumptuous regalia and multiple attributes to the stark, pared-down lithographic portrait of Edvard Munch contemplating his own mortality.
Experience this pop-up and the institution's extensive permanent collection galleries for free thanks to its Free for Three program.
The program offers free admission to the museum's galleries and events until March 30.
More information on the pop-up here
. More information on the Clark here
'My Neighbor Totoro'
Images Cinema, Williamstown
Images Cinema on Spring Street kicks off its new winter film series Young@Heart with a showing of legendary director Hayao Miyazaki's "My Neighbor Totoro."
The animated film about two young girls encountering forest spirits in their country home, including the big cuddly Totoro, plays at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday with English dubbing, and on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with English subtitles.
Cost is $6 members; $10 adults and $8 for others. Masking is required.
Movie Night For Adults
Warm up at the Becket Athenaeum to watch "Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings" this Saturday starting at 7 p.m.
Popcorn, candy, and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided but visitors are welcome to bring their own beverage including alcohol.
Children over 13 may come with an adult at the discretion of their guardian but should be aware the film is PG-13.
Registration appreciated. More information here
North Adams Winter Farmers Market
85 Main St, North Adams
North Adams Winter Farmers Market will be open this Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The market features chocolate peanut butter cookies from Bohemian Nouveau Bakery, rosemary wreaths from Full Well Farm, maple syrup, fresh eggs and meats from Square Roots Farm, jams and pickles, local cheeses, and more.
The market accepts cash, cards and SNAP/EBT, with a Market Match of up to $30 for SNAP/EBT.