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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Refill GB—a mission-based shop with a welcoming vibe (and zero plastic!)

Founded three years ago by Berkshire native Jamie McCormack, this charming Great Barrington retail space helps you make better choices for your health and the planet.

W.E.B. Du Bois Legacy Festival: Collaboration with Jacob’s Pillow

On Saturday, Feb. 22, as part of the town of Great Barrington’s W.E.B. Du Bois Legacy Festival, Haigood’s Zaccho Dance Theatre comes to Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington to present the performance installation “Between me and the other world,” which explores race, identity and Du Bois' seminal work “The Souls of Black Folk.”

Bits & Bytes: ‘Shakespeare in Space’; V-Day 2020; Popa Chubby at Infinity Music Hall; Sue Morse on cougars; ‘Math Homework’

Richard Britell’s take on mathematical equations as art aims to recall how math and art have crossed paths through the ages via the likes of da Vinci, Durer and Escher.

Bits & Bytes: Architecture opening; Laszlo Gardony concert; ‘Birds in the Berkshires’; Caitlin Reese comedy; Valentine’s Day book giveaway

Nicknamed 'New Branches on Ten Old Trees,' the program, devised specifically for Berkshires Jazz, is based in part on Laszlo Gardony’s new album 'La Marseillaise.'

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; ‘The Organ Masters’; Heart Night; Claiming Williams Day; PAWS Read-A-Thon

Launched by Fairview Hospital’s critical care nurses in an effort to raise awareness of heart disease, Heart Night is designed to give participants their own working plans for heart health and better health in the coming year.

Bits & Bytes: W. E. B. Du Bois tribute; ‘The Vagina Monologues’ at the Whit; ‘Elegant Entertaining in the Gilded Age’

The program will also honor Du Bois biographer David Levering Lewis, who will receive the town’s first W. E. B. Du Bois Legacy Award honoring recipients for “embodying and preserving W. E. B. Du Bois’ legacy as a scholar and activist for freedom.”

Bits & Bytes: Grain Thief at the Egremont Barn; ‘Concerto delle Donne’; Mastheads reading

Most likely the first of their gender as women performing together, Concerto delle Donne revolutionized the role of women in professional music.

Mastheads: Summoning Berkshires’ literary landscape

Founded in 2016 upon the legacy of five American Renaissance authors who wrote in Pittsfield, the Mastheads is at once an urban architectural experiment, a literary research initiative, a writers’ residency and an educational program.

Bits & Bytes: 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival; Community Voices Collection; immigration workshop; Sue Morse wildlife presentations; Berkshire South Swim-a-thon

'We believe that our immigrant population is an essential and rich part of our Berkshire community...' -- Berkshire Immigrant Center Executive Director Brooke Mead

Bits & Bytes: ‘Lenox at 250 Years, Panel I;’ ceramics exhibit at Simon’s Rock; Ten Days of Play; Jo Firestone at MASS Moca; Hotchkiss...

“Lenox at 250 Years: Panel I, 1787–1880" will include Charles Flint and Lucy Kennedy, who will discuss the town’s early history; Dr. Carole Owens, who will focus on the years 1750–1800); and Bernard Drew, who will discuss Lenox in the mid-19th century).

Bits & Bytes: 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival; ‘The Intimate Bach;’ ‘Spamalot’ at Berkshire School; ‘Lovers’ Spat’ at Shakespeare & Co.; Talk & Listen group

“Lovers' Spat: Shakespeare's Famous Couples’ Encounters” will include scenes between Shakespearean characters Beatrice and Benedict, Oberon and Titania, Romeo and Juliet, Hermia and Lysander, Kate and Hotspur, Kate and Petruchio, Richard and Lady Anne and more.

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; Sue Morse animal talks; ‘Frame by Frame;’ WAM Theatre submissions; ‘Teddy Roosevelt, Mind, Body and Spirit’

“Frame by Frame” profiles four photojournalists in Afghanistan and looks from the emergence of a free press in 2001 to the country’s current dangerous media landscape.

Bits & Bytes: Churches address addiction epidemic; community radio documentary; Berkshire Natural History Conference; Arbor Day in New Marlborough; calls for art

The screening of "Outermost Radio" will be co-sponsored by Great Barrington’s community radio station WBCR, which is currently undergoing reconstruction and renewal and seeking studio space from which to resume live broadcasts.

Bits & Bytes: ‘(T)ERROR’ screening at Simon’s Rock; iMotif at Hotel on North; Charles Busch at Club Helsinki Hudson; faculty lecture at Williams; ‘Measure...

"T(ERROR)" is the first film in which filmmakers had access to an active FBI informant in a domestic counterterrorism investigation.

Bits & Bytes: Richard Marx at BTG; bee die-off threatens Valentine’s traditions; Williams faculty reading; United Way car giveaway winner; Ramsdell Library Sundays

A Valentine's Day program of activities at the Ramsdell Library in Housatonic, Mass., the sixth in its series of Winter Sunday Afternoons at the Ramsdell.

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