Thursday

August 2

ART

Housatonic Valley Art League

Member Art Show opens, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dewey Memorial Hall, Route 7, Sheffield. info@hvart.org.

Mullen House Gallery

6th annual Hilltowns art show and sale, works by local artists, 1 to 3 p.m., 12 Brooker Hill Road, corner Route 8, Becket, (413) 623-2100.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Chasing the Muse: Norman Rockwell and the Legacy of Howard Pyle," an evening with chief curator Stephanie Plunkett, 5:30 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

Williams College Museum of Art

Gallery talk with Christina Olsen, 2 p.m. Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

Adams Agricultural Fair

Battle of the Bands, Jeeps on display, 6 p.m. Bowe Field off Route 8.

Adams Cruz Night

6 to 9 p.m., Center Street. Concert featuring "Greylock Blue" on Adams Town Common, 7 p.m. Free.

Congregation Knesset Israel

"Israeli Literature: Past and Present" with Professor Justin Cammy, Director of Smith College's Jewish Studies De partment, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Pittsfield.

Thursday Night Out

Community festival: Great Barrington Fire Deptartment's car show, food, shops open late, 6 to 8 p.m., downtown Great Barrington.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Royal Winnipeg, versatile and lush, 8 p.m.; Jonah Bokaer X David Hallberg, top choreographer and dancer combine, 8:15 p.m.; free performance on Inside/Out stage, 6:30 p.m., Pillow tour 5:30 p.m. Becket.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage Company

"Beauty and the Beast," 2 and 7 p.m., Youth Theatre, Berkshire Mu seum, Pittsfield.

Lenox Library

"Dream Big on Wheels!" bring Legos, K'nex and other construction toys, 11 to noon, Roche Reading Park, next to library, Main Street, Lenox, (413) 637-2630.

The Mount

"Pinocchio," by Berkshire Theatre Group, 7 p.m., Lenox.

MUSIC

Tanglewood

Gerald Finley, baritone, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Mass BikePike Tour

6th annual tour comes to the Berkshires for four days of cycling. Long or short rides each day through Great Barrington, Lenox, Williamstown and North Adams, and Chatham, N.Y. Supports the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition. www.massbikepike.org.

SPORTS

Suns Baseball

Pittsfield Suns vs. Wachusett, featuring "Bobblection 2012," first 1,000 fans will receive a choice of presidential candidate bobblehead, 7 p.m., Wahconah Park, Wahconah Street, Pittsfield, (413) 445-SUNS.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The North Pool," 7:30 p.m., Stage 2; "All My Sons," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Edith," President Wilson's wife holds the country together in 1919, 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. "A Class Act," musical looks behind the scenes, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Capitol Steps

Political satire in song, 8 p.m., Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club, 55 Lee Road/Route 20, Lenox; (413) 881-1636 or wwwlcranwell.com.

Chester Theatre Company

"Running," by Arlene Hutton, New England premiere, a man shares late-night confessions and connections with his wife's ex-roommate on the eve of the New York Marathon, 2 and 8 p.m. Chester.

Shakespeare & Company

"Cassandra Speaks," 3 p.m.; "Tar tuffe," 4 p.m.; "The Tempest," 7:30 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," 8:30 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Theater Barn

"Five Course Love," artfully silly and genuinely funny musical with three actors as 15 characters on a hunt for love, 8 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Ventfort Hall

"Clara," world premiere by Mary Guzzy, 7 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. (413) 637-3206 or www.GildedAge.org.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"A Month in the Country," by Ivan Turgenev, young married woman meets desire, tranlated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volok honsky, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Main Stage; "Elephant Man," from a desperate existence in a Victorian freak show to the toast of London high society, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

Friday

August 3

ART

Berkshire Community College

"Remembrance of Things Past," by Grier Horner, opening 5 to 8 p.m., BCC's Art Gallery, Intermodal Transportation Center, 1 Columbus Ave., Pittsfield.

First Fridays Artswalk

A broad variety of visual arts displays and programming in more than 20 venues along the North and South Street corridor, 5 to 8 p.m. Venues include Alchemy Initiative, Art On No, the Berkshire Museum, Gallery 25, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, and the Colonial Theatre. Full schedule at firstfridaysartswalk.com.

Housatonic Valley Art League

Member Art Show reception, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dewey Memorial Hall, Route 7, Sheffield. info@hvart.org.

Mullen House Gallery

6th annual Hilltowns art show and sale, works by local artists, 1 to 3 p.m., 12 Brooker Hill Road, corner Route 8, Becket, (413) 623-2100.

Norman Rockwell Museum

‘Meet Rockwell's Models,' 2:30 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

COMMUNITY

Adams Agricultural Fair

Cruise-in 2012, Street Rods, classic and custom vehicles, Street Legal-Cruise-in, Jeeps, antique fire engines (show off your ride), 6 p.m.; Knife thrower One Sharp Marriage, 6:30 p.m.; Children's Pedal Tractor Contest sponsored by Maple Grove Equipment, 7 p.m.; PBJ-dance music, 7:30 p.m.; Bowe Field off Route 8.

Wisdom of the Scholars

Rabbis Who Love the Berkshires free talk, "Jewish Peoplehood: Boundaries and Community," 10:30 a.m., Chapel of the Church on the Hill, 55 Main St. Lenox. Knesset Israel, (413) 445-4872.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Royal Winnipeg, 8 p.m.; Jonah Bokaer X David Hallberg, 8:15 p.m.; free performance on Inside/Out stage, 6:30 p.m., free Pillowtalk 5 p.m., Becket.

PS21

"Dancing Under the Stars," Berkshire Bop Society, 7:30 p.m., 2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y., (518) 392-6121.

FILM

Adams Movie Night

Featuring "Spy Kids, All the Time in the World," movie starts at dusk, Adams Town Hall Lawn. Free.

Mass MoCA

"Girl Walk // All Day," 9 p.m. Long-form dance music video set to Girl Talk's album, in which three dancers move across New York City. Other music videos and short films, dancers from the film presenting new work, and then DJs spinning late into the night. North Adams.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage Company

"Beauty and the Beast," 7 p.m., Youth Theatre, Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Athenaeum

"Acting Up with Melville's Charcters: Workshop with Voices Theater Company," 2 p.m., Wendell Avenue, Pitts field.

The Mount

"Pinocchio," by Berkshire Theatre Group, 4 p.m., Lenox.

Pittsfield State Forest

Children's nature program with stories, arts and crafts and environmental education, 10 a.m., and evening program and campfire, learn about the land, plants and animals at the State Forest, then roast marshmallows at a campfire, 7 to 8:30 p.m., meet at ski lodge, Cas cade Street, Pittsfield, (413) 442-8992.

LECTURE

Tanglewood Lecture

"A Perfect Pairing of Transparent Beauty: Mozart and Ravel," Tanglewood pre-concert lecture with Boston University professor Jeremy Yudkin, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox.

MUSIC

Guthrie Center

Tim Grimm and Joe Crookston -- acoustic guitar, banjo, accordion, fiddle and piano -- troubador folk series. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8. Great Barrington.

Tanglewood

Prelude concert, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; panel discussion with moderator Martin Bookspan and guest artists, 7:15 p.m., Shed; BSO with Lorin Maazel, conductor and Gerald Finley, baritone, 8:30 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Mass BikePike Tour

6th annual tour comes to the Berkshires for four days of cycling. Long or short rides each day through Great Barrington, Lenox, Williamstown and North Adams, and Chatham, N.Y. Supports the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition. www.massbikepike.org.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"All My Sons," 2 and 8 p.m., Mains tage; "The North Pool," 7:30 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe

"Bathtub Play," 7 p.m., performed by Haerry Kim and Ji Hun Kim and developed at the first black box theater in Seoul, South Korea, examines the nature of love. Pi¢k Your Own Pri¢e Opening Night. "Dark: An End of the World Play with Music and an Exercise Bike," 9 p.m. Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Edith," 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stockb ridge. "A Class Act," 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Capitol Steps

Political satire in song, 8 p.m., Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club, 55 Lee Road, Lenox; (413) 881-1636 or wwwlcranwell.com.

Chester Theatre Company

"Running," 8 p.m. Chester.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Allergist's Wife," 3 p.m.; "Tar tuffe," 4 p.m.; "The Tempest," 7:30 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Theater Barn

"Five Course Love," 8 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Ventfort Hall

"Clara," by Mary Guzzy, 4 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Information: (413) 637-3206 or www.GildedAge.org.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"A Month in the Country," 8 p.m., Main Stage; "Elephant Man," 8 p.m., Nikos Stage; "Fridays@3" new play readings, 3 p.m. on Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

Saturday

August 4

ART

Berkshire Botanical Garden

"Contained Exuberance: Picture Perfect Pots," container gardens from traditional to whimsical, opening walkabout 11 a.m. Show through Sept. 30. Stockbridge.

Chesterwood

Sculpture Demonstrations at the Studio, Contemporary Sculpture at Ches terwood 2012 artists, 1 to 4 p.m., weekends in August at the house and studio of Daniel Chester French, Stockbridge.

Clark Art Institute

"Constable After Modernism," 2 p.m. Clark celebrates publication of "Land scape, Innovation, and Nostalgia: The Manton Collection of British Art" with a free lecture by Tim Barringer, Paul Melon Professor of the History of Art at Yale University, and catalogue contributor. A book signing will follow. Williamstown.

Lee Craft Fair

Festival in the Park with First Congregational Church of Lee, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Park Place, Lee. www.ucc-lee.org or (413) 243-1033.

MASS MoCA

"Girl Walk // All Day," screening and dance party, 9 p.m., Marshall Street, North Adams; (413) 662-2111.

Mullen House Gallery

6th annual Hilltowns art show and sale, works by local artists, 1 to 3 p.m., 12 Brooker Hill Road, corner Route 8, Becket, (413) 623-2100.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"World of Adventure" family festival, noon to 4 p.m. King Arthur, Captain Kidd, and the patriots of the American Revolution spring from Howard Pyle's illustrations in a day of legends and gold dubloons. Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

Adams Agricultural Fair

Judging of adult sheep and goats and youth cattle, 10 a.m.; Western Mass. Master Gardeners, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Crowning of "Aggie" Fair prince and princess, 11 a.m.; horse pull, 11 a.m.; Sheep dog demonstration with Wendy Warner, 12:30 p.m.; Chili challenge, 1 p.m.; Magician Johnny Magestic, 2 p.m.; Zumba of Adams demonstration, 3 p.m.; knife thrower One Sharp Marriage, 4 p.m.; Berkshire County Line Dancers, 5 p.m.; line dance lessons, 6 p.m.; Music by Shut Up and Dance, 7 to 10 p.m. Bowe Field off Route 8.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

The Grow Show, 1 to 5 p.m. Garden Photography Competition in association with Berkshire Museum Camera Club. Free admission. Stockbridge.

Chabad of the Berkshires

"Science & Religion: Contradiction? Faith & Science: Friend or Foe? Quantum Aspect of the Divine: Seeing G-dliness in the Modern World," guest lecturer Dr. Binyomin Abrams, professor at Boston University of Theoretical Physical Chem istry and Chemical Education. Shabbaton morning services followed by kiddush luncheon, 10 a.m. Lenox Com munity Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox.

Craft Fair/Festival

Over 40 booths of handmade items, refreshments and bake sale, 9 to 4, park at First Congregational Church of Lee, Park Place, Route 20, Lee; www.ucc-lee.org or (413) 243-1033.

Mt. Washington Church Fair

Family fair with gifts made by local residents, baked goods bursting with mountain-grown blueberries, and blueberry-bead jewelry. Hay rides, plants and flowers, fine antiques, fairy crowns, woodland felt masks, face painting and games. Old-time and original country and folk tunes on guitar and washboard. Local corn, fresh-grilled burgers and hot dogs, and a salad bar with fresh local produce, rain or shine, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Church of Christ, East Street and Cross Road, Mount Washington. Free.

Multicultural BRIDGE

Celebrating Dominican Heritage in the Berkshires., 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Multicultural BRIDGE Women to Women Project: Mujeres Latinas present the traditons and dance of the Dominican Republic and a gallery exhibit. Traditional dinner provided. Multicultural Bridge office, Housatoinic.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Royal Winnipeg, 2 and 8 p.m.; Jonah Bokaer X David Hallberg, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m.; jazz students from Pillow school give free performance on Inside/Out stage, 6:30 p.m.; free Pillowtalk 4 p.m. at tour 5:30 p.m. Becket.

PS/21

Dances for a Variable Population performance, 8 p.m. concert dance with diverse communities and professional dancers will incorporate members of the community, Chatham, N.Y.

HISTORY

Hancock Shaker Village

"Return & Learn: Blacksmithing Through the Ages," 2 p.m.; Age of Iron Weekend, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pittsfield.

Stockbridge Library

Author Natalie Dykstra will discuss her book, "Clover Adams: A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life," 1 p.m. 46 Main St., Stockbridge, (413) 298-5501.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage Company

"Beauty and the Beast," 2 and 7 p.m., Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

David Grover Concert

Every Saturday at 10 a.m. bandstand, Great Barrington, behind town hall.

The Mount

"Pinocchio," by Berkshire Theatre Group, 4 p.m., Lenox.

Pittsfield State Forest

Junior Rangers, learn about wildlife, forests and parks, 10 a.m., Cascade Street, Pittsfield, (413) 442-8992.

Robbins-Zust Marionettes

"Little Red Riding Hood," 11 a.m., Marketplace Cafe, North Street, Pitts field, (413) 822-0663.

LECTURE

Tanglewood Lecture

"The Greatest Works of Schumann and Brahms -- On One Program," Tanglewood pre-concert lecture with Boston University professor Jeremy Yudkin, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox; reservations: yudkinjaf@gmail.com

MUSIC

Guthrie Center

Gandalf Murphy and The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, troubador folk series. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8. Great Barrington.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Barbara Cook and John Pizzarelli, American Songbook legends, 8 p.m. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-0100.

The Mount

First solo performance by Richard Boukas, New York City, Brazilian jazz guitarist/vocalist/composer, 5 to 8 p.m., 2 Plunkett St., off Route 7, Lenox; (413) 551-5111.

Music Mountain

Amernet String Quartet with guest artist Yizhak Schotten, viola, all-Dvorak program, 6:30 p.m., Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, Conn., (860) 824-7126.

Tanglewood

Pre-rehearsal talk, 9:30 a.m., Shed; rehearsal, 10:30 a.m., Shed; Boston Univeristy Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Chorus, 2:30 p.m., Ozawa Hall; Prelude Concertm, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; The Ting Tsung Chao Memorial Con cert, 8:30 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

Tannery Pond Concerts

The Harlem String Quartet: Ilmar Gav ilan, violin; Melissa White, violin; Juan Muguel Hernandez, viola; Paul Wiancko, cello, 8 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

OUTDOORS

Mass Audubon

Canoe Trip on the Housatonic River, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at Decker Boat Launch, Lenox.

Mass. BikePike Tour

6th annual tour comes to the Berkshires for four days of cycling. Long or short rides each day through Great Barrington, Lenox, Williamstown and North Adams, and Chatham, N.Y. www.massbikepike.org.

Paddle Trip

Paddle from Bridge Street, Great Bar rington, to covered bridge in Sheffield, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 413) 394-9796.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The North Pool" 4 and 7:30 p.m., Stage 2; "All My Sons," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe

Free community workshop with Haerry Kim, 1:30 p.m. "Riot: An Epic Tale of Greed, Lust and Cheap Sofas," 7 p.m.; "Yelling at Bananas in Whole Foods," 9 p.m. Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Edith," 2 and 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. "A Class Act," 2 and 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Capitol Steps

Political satire in song, 8 p.m., Cranwell Resort, 55 Lee Road, Lenox; (413) 881-1636 or www.cranwell.com.

Chester Theatre Company

"Running," 8 p.m. Chester.

Colonial Theatre

Bill Engvall, Blue Collar Comedy Tour, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

Behind the scenes tour, 10:30 a.m.; "King Lear" 2 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," 3 p.m.; "Tartuffe," 5 p.m.; "The Tem pest," 7:30 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," 8:30 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Theater Barn

"Five Course Love," 4 and 8 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Ventfort Hall

"Clara," 4 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. (413) 637-3206 or www.GildedAge.org.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"A Month in the Country," 3:30 and 8 p.m., Main Stage; "Elephant Man," 3:30 and 8 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

WRITING

Music & More

"Berkshire Writers Free for All: Murder Mystery Writers Contest," a free open reading, 4:30 p.m. Murder by organic food and killer clichés, hosted by Peter Bergman. Wine reception follows in the Meeting House Gallery. Meeting House, Route 57, New Marlborough.

Sunday

August 5

ART

Chesterwood

Sculpture Demonstrations at the Studio, Contemporary Sculpture at Ches terwood 2012 artists, 1 to 4 p.m., weekends in August at the house and studio of Daniel Chester French, scultptor of Lincoln Memorial, Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

Adams Agricultural Fair

Judging of adult cattle, judging of youth sheep and goats, 10 a.m.; ox pull, 11 a.m.; sheep dog demonstration with Wendy Warner, 1 p.m.; knife thrower One Sharp Marriage, 1 p.m.; Bluegrass music by Crystal Brook, 2 p.m.; Demolition Derby, rain or shine, 2 p.m.; awards ceremony under main tent, 4:30 p.m. Bowe Field off Route 8.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

The Grow Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Garden Photography Com petition in association with Berk shire Mu seum Camera Club. Free admission. Stockbridge.

Pittsfield Ethnic Fair

Free festival elebrating the diversity of cultural heritage in Pittsfield and the Berkshires, noon to 6 p.m. Two stages of live entertainment and food and craft booths from around the world. South Street, Pittsfield. (413) 443-6501.

Temple Anshe Amunim

"A Jubano Evening," 7 p.m. Rabbi Arthur Starr and Linda Starr speak on five missions to Cuba, bringing almost a ton of medical suppliesand religious items for the Cuban Jewish community. Pittsfield.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Master class 10 a.m.; Royal Winn ipeg, 8 p.m.; Jonah Bokaer X David Hallberg, 8:15 p.m. Becket.

HISTORY

Hancock Shaker Village

Age of Iron Weekend, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Blacksmithing. Pittsfield.

N. Adams Museum: History and Science

Irish Genealogy 101, presented by Thomas Toohey, 3 p.m., Building 4, Western Gateway Heritage State Park.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage Company

"Beauty and the Beast," 2 p.m., Youth Theatre, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

Pittsfield State Forest

"Rockin' Out at Balance Rock!" discover the work of glaciers, mountain building eents and cycles of climate change, 11:30 a.m., meet at Balance Rock lot, Lanesborough, (413) 442-8992.

Spencertown Academy

artsVOYAGE Family Day: "Once upon a time," 11 a.m. Storytelling, music, and art project. Spencertown, N.Y.

LECTURE

N. Adams Historical Society

Irish genealogy talk 3 p.m., Building 4, Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Route 8, North Adams, (413) 664-4700 or www.northadamshistory.org.

MUSIC

Music Mountain

Hausmann String Quartet with Lydia Artymiw, piano, 3 p.m., Falls Village, Conn., (860) 824-7126.

Park McCullough House

Classical music with Eight Cellos, 4 p.m. Concerts in the Carriage Barn, North Bennington, Vt.

Sevenars concerts

Robert Schrade with family members, 4 p.m. Pianist pioneered themed programs. Worthington.

Tanglewood

Chamber Music, 10 a.m., Ozawa Hall; BSO wih Lorin Maazel, conductor and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano, 2:30 p.m. Shed; The Canyon Ranch Concert, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

Williams Inn

"Says My Heart," cabaret with Miss B. Haven, a tribute to love, romance and relationships, music from the 1930s to 1950s, featuring Karen Auge, Wanda Libardi, Michele Marano and pianist, John Sauer, 8:45 p.m., Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Mass Audubon

Canoe Trip to Buckley-Dunton Lake, 9 a.m. to noon, with Berkshire Sanctuaries, at Buckley Dunton Lake, Becket.

Suns Baseball

Pittsfield Suns vs. Nashus, 4 p.m., Wahconah Park, Wahconah Street, Pitts field, (413) 445-SUNS.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

The North Pool, 3 and 7:30 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe

"Riot," 6 p.m.; "Bathtub Play," 8 p.m., Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Edith," 2 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Capitol Steps

Political satire in song, 8 p.m., Cranwell Resort, 55 Lee Road, Lenox; (413) 881-1636 or wwwlcranwell.com.

Chester Theatre Company

"Running," 2 p.m. Chester.

Shakespeare & Company

Reading with Arthur Phillips, 10:30 a.m.; "The Tempest," 2 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," 3 p.m.; "King Lear," 7:30 p.m.; "Par asite Drag," 8:30 p.m.; Lenox.

Theater Barn

"Five Course Love," 2 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Ventfort Hall

"Clara," 10 a.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. (413) 637-3206 or www.GildedAge.org.

Williams College Summer Theatre Lab

Seattle-based Satori Group presents work, 7:30 p.m. CenterStage, Williamstown.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"A Month in the Country," 2 p.m., Main Stage; "Elephant Man," 2 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

WRITING

Robert Frost Stone House

"Robert Frost Comes Alive for Young Readers" with teacher Pat Gibbons, talk, 2 p.m., Free.

Monday

August 6

FILM

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

"How to Reestablish a Vodka Empire," 4 p.m.; "Free Men," 8 p.m., 197 East St., Lenox.

Clark Art Institute

"To Live," 3 p.m. Williamstown.

KID STUFF

Robbins-Zust Marionettes

"Aladdin," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., St. Paul's Church, Stock bridge, (413) 822-0663.

LECTURE

Friends Meeting House

"The World Peace Diet," 7 p.m., 280 State Road, Route 23, Great Barrington.

MUSIC

Berkshire Fringe

:30 Live! free music series, 7 p.m. Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Colonial Theatre

Musical Monday, 2 p.m. BTG Acting Apprentice Company sings. Pittsfield.

St. John's Episcopal

Trio Cafe Budapest (violin, piano, bass) 35 Park St. Williamstown.

Williams Inn

"Says My Heart," 8:45 p.m., Williamstown.

THEATER

Berkshire Fringe

"Bathtub Play," 8 p.m., Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Edith," 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Capitol Steps

Political satire, 8 p.m., Cranwell Resort, 55 Lee Road, Lenox; (413) 881-1636 or wwwlcranwell.com.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Special event, 7:30 p.m., Main Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

WRITING

Becket Arts Center

"Nature and her own Nature: A look at the homegrown poetic politics of Edna St. Vincent Millay," 7:30 p.m. Becket.

The Mount

"Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman," 4 p.m.; also, Mon day Night Mystery Tour, 7:30 p.m., Lenox.

Tuesday

August 7

ART

Williams College Museum of Art

Gallery talk: "Highlights of the Collection," 2 p.m. from a fresh perspective in this tour guided by Williams students. Williamstown.

FILM

PS/21

Movie Tuesdays: "The Company," inside look at the world of ballet at
8 p.m. Free. Chatham, N.Y.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage Company

"Beauty and the Beast," 2 p.m., Youth Theatre, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

The Mount

"Pinocchio," by Berkshire Theatre Group, 7 p.m., Lenox.

N. Chatham Library

"Insects and Water Quality," search for creepy, crawly critters, 10 a.m. to noon, 4287 Route 203, North Chat ham, N.Y., (518) 766-3211.

Robbins-Zust Marionettes

"Peter and the Wolf," 11 a.m. and
2 p.m., St. Paul's Church, Main Street, Stock bridge, (413) 822-0663.

MUSIC

Berkshire Athenaeum

"Melville and Me," musical improv with musician JoAnn Spies, 1 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Clark Art Institute

Hermitage Piano Trio, 8 p.m., chamber concert of Haydn, Arensky, and Tcha ikovsky. 225 South St., Williamstown.

Eagles Big Band

Free concert at Springside Park, 7 p.m. Music of the big band era. Route 7, Pittsfield.

Tanglewood

Chamber Music, 2:30 p.m., Ozawa Hall; Chamber Music, 5 p.m., Ozawa Hall; Tanglewood on Parade, 8:30 p.m., Shed; fireworks will follow the concert. Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The North Pool," 7:30 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Edith," 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stock bridge. "Homestead Crossing," 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Shakespeare & Company

"Cassandra Speaks," 3 p.m.; Tuesday talk about "Cassandra Speaks," 5 p.m.; "The Tempest," 7:30 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"A Month in the Country," 7:30 p.m., Main Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

WRITING

Ventfort Hall

Francis Marrone writer's talk: "The New York Public Library," Victorian Tea, 4 p.m. 104 Walker St., Lenox.

Wednesday

August 8

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Trey McIntyre, hot new choreography, 8 p.m.; Dance Heginbotham, comic brain teaser, 8:15 p.m.; free performance on Inside/Out stage, 6:30 p.m., Becket.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage Company

"Beauty and the Beast," 7 p.m., Youth Theatre, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

The Mount

"Pinocchio," by Berkshire Theatre Group, 4 p.m., Lenox.

Robbins-Zust Marionettes

"Little Red Riding Hood," 11 and 2, St. Paul's Church, Main Street, Stock bridge, (413) 822-0663.

MUSIC

Bennington Chamber Music

Free concert, works by Beethoven, Nielsen and Bedrich Smetana, 8 p.m., Greenwall Auditorium at Bennington College, Bennington, Vt.

Berkshire Fringe

:30 Live! free music series, 6 p.m. highlighting sonic innovators from the Northeast. Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Concerts at Windsor Lake

7 p.m. Intersection of Bradley Street and Kemp Avenue, North Adams. For full list of concerts: (413) 664-6180 or tourism@northadams-ma.gov. Free.

Lilac Park

Summer concert series featuring Housatonic Philharmonic, 7 p.m., Lenox; rain location: Town Hall.

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

Kevin Collins, free astronomy talk, 6 p.m. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

Mass Audubon

Evening at the Beaver Ponds, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Search for beavers Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The North Pool," 7:30 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe

"Bathtub Play," 7 p.m.; "Riot: An Epic Tale of Greed, Lust and Cheap Sofas," 9 p.m. Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Edith," 7 p.m. Main Stage, Stock bridge. "Homestead Crossing," 7 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Capitol Steps

Political satire in song, 8 p.m., Cranwell Resort, 55 Lee Road, Lenox; (413) 881-1636 or www.cranwell.com.

Chester Theatre Company

"Running," 8 p.m. Chester.

Shakespeare & Company

Behind the scenes tour, 10:30 to 12:30; "The Tempest" with Q&A, 2 p.m.; Studio Series: "A Moon for the Misbegotten," by Eugene O'Neill, 5 p.m.; "King Lear," 7:30 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Ventfort Hall

"Clara," 7 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"A Month in the Country," 7:30 p.m., Main Stage; "Whaddabloodclot!" Up per-East-Side affluent woman suffers a stroke that makes her speak in a Jamaican accent, 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

WRITING

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

"Modern Jewish Short Stories," talk about tales by by Sholom Aleichem, S.Y. Agnon, Isaac Babel, Hava Shapiro, and others, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Translations for those originally written in Yiddish, Russian, or Hebrew. 270 State Road, Great Barrington.