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


Bring the family

It's time for the City of Pittsfield's annual tree-lighting ceremony, Friday at 6 p.m., at Park Square. There will be caroling by the Taconic High School Chorus and even an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus. Donations of nonperishable goods are requested. CITYOFPITTSFIELD.ORG


Artists reception

Diane Firtell will be at Hotel on North to discuss her exhibition "366iPhone 2016 / A Year of Inspiration," on view through Jan. 7. The reception will be held during First Friday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 297 North St., Pittsfield. DIANEFIRTELL.COM


Faculty recital

Trombonist Ronald Barron and soprano Maureen O'Flynn will join Allan Dean and Larry Wallach for a program of music featuring Eric Ewazen's "Summer's Journey" and Turrin's "Fandango," Friday at 8 p.m., Bard College at Simon's Rock Kellogg Music Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. SIMONS-ROCK.EDU


Take a hike

Grab your flashlight and head to Richmond for a full moon hike at Hollow Fields, Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. Meet at Berkshire Natural Resources Council parking on Perry Peak Road, Richmond. Dress warmly! BNRC.ORG/UPCOMING-HIKES


Sitar concert

Williams College Sitar students join teacher Veena Chandra and tabla studio of Devesh Chandra for a free studio recital, Monday at 5 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown. MUSIC.WILLIAMS.EDU.


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