Bits & Bytes: ‘The Spirit of Christmas Past;’ ‘Omar;’ Spencertown Academy members art show; ‘Middletown’ at Austen Riggs; Jacob’s Pillow announces 2017 programs

The 2017 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival program directors include ballet luminary Anna-Marie Holmes; noted master teacher Milton Myers; Broadway choreographer/director Chet Walker; and choreographer, performer, MacArthur Genius Fellow, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award recipient Michelle Dorrance.

Bits & Bytes: Spencertown Academy art exhibition; GB holiday decorations; MASSPIRG thanks Subway; Cash for Candy

‘Fur. Fin. Feathers.’ art exhibition at Spencertown Academy Spencertown, N.Y. — Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents its second annual juried regional art exhibition, entitled “Fur. Fin. Feathers.” Carrie Haddad of Carrie Haddad Gallery served as judge, selecting 56 oil paintings, watercolors, engravings, monoprints, mixed media assemblages, and photographs created by 27 local artists. On Saturday, October