5 things to do if you're on a budget this week


Opening reception

"3 Second Stories," an exhibition of flipbook work by Tom Olson, opens Thursday at MCLA Gallery 51 and will be on view through September. Head to North Adams Thursday for an opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m., 51 Main St., North Adams. MCLA.EDU



Pastor Mark Longhurst of the First Congregational Church of Williamstown and The Clark Art Institute will present StorySLAM: Nature. Whether you want to participate or just sit back and listen, this event promises great stories and great views, 7 p.m. Friday, Moltz Terrace, Clark Art Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown. CLARKART.EDU


Music in the Park

This month's Music in the Park lineup includes The Ukeville Stringband, The Hale Mountain Pickers and Shut Up and Dance, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, held rain or shine under the pavilion in Shatford Park, New Lebanon, N.Y. TOWNOFNEWLEBANON.COM


Picasso film series

In conjunction with their summer exhibition, "Picasso: Encounters," Clark Art Institute is holding a free summer film series, "Picasso in Film." This month's selection is Ray Bradbury's "The Picasso Summer," showing 7 p.m. Monday at The Clark, 225 South St., Williamstown. CLARKART.EDU


Summer Pop-Ups performance series

If you are looking to get out Sunday afternoon, head to Turn Park Art Space for a collaboration performance by Parham Haghighi and Matti Kovler, "Birds of Passage," 2 to 3 p.m., 2 Moscow Road, West Stockbridge. TURNPARK.COM.


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