Wednesday September 19, 2012

Thursday

September 20

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Community College

Constitution Day forum, 12:15 p.m., K111, Koussevitzky Arts Center, West Street, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Grown

"Tomato Sauce, Soup and Pie Filling," 4 to 6 p.m., Wild Oats Market, WIl liams town; (413) 528-0041.

The Big E

"Massachusetts Day" at Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, (413) 737-2443.

Fall with Grace

Poetry series with Tupelo Press at 730 p.m. in the Barn at 1401 Green River Road. www.tupelopress.org

Naumkeag

Fall-blooming crocuses in the Chinese garden. Guided garden tour 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Daily house tours through Oct. 15 at 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (413) 298-3239.

Third Thursday

"A Passion for Fashion," and "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes," family-friendly street festival with music, food and vendors, 5 to 8 p.m., Upstreet Cultural District, Pittsfield.

FILM

Clark Art Institute

"Andrei Rublev," part of the "Old Masters in New Frames," film series, 7 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

"Brel in the Berkshires," with Aman da McBroom and George Ball, music of Jacques Brel, 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St., PIttsfield.


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THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Dr. Ruth, All the Way," new play by Mark St. Germain, 7:30 p.m., 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, (413) 236-8888.

Friday

September 21

COMMUNITY

Lee Founders Weekend

"Taste of Lee," local food on Main Street, clam chowder to crab cakes and fried dough. Corn Cook-Off in the park to benefit the Lee Food Pantry. Live music. Royal Berk shire Improv Troupe. www.lee
foundersweekend.com, (413) 243-0852.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

"Brel in the Berkshires," Amanda Mc Broom and George Ball, music of Jacques Brel, 7:30 p.m., 36 Linden St., PIttsfield.

FreshGrass Festival

Bluegrass weekend with David Gris man Bluegrass Experience, Tony Rice, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Tram pled by Turtles. Mass MoCA, www.massmoca.org.

Williams College

Ronald Feldman, cello, 8 p.m. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Audubon bird walk

Canoe Meadows, Holmes Road in Pittsfield, 8 a.m. (413) 637-0320.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Dr. Ruth, All the Way," 7:30 p.m., 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, (413) 236-8888.

Theater Barn

"The Little Dog Laughed," comedy, 8 p.m., 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., (518) 794-8989.

Saturday

September 22

ART

Excursion to ‘Egypt'

Bennington Museum, leads a trip to artist Rockwell Kent's former house and studio on Red Mountain in Arlington, Vt. Meet at the museum at 9 a.m., Route 9, Bennington, Vt. (802) 447-1571.

COMMUNITY

Apple Squeeze

Annual Lenox festival with food, crafts, rides, 9:30 a.m. lenox.org.

Becket Quarry

Becket Land Trust Historic Quarry explores off-site museum, 1 to 4 p.m. at 12 Brooker Hill Road. (413) 623-2100, visit www.becketlandtrust.org.

BioBlitz

Scientists and locals find wildlife, 9 a.m. in Burbank Park in Pittsfield Saturday, continues throug Sunday morning. Family-friendly programs with fish, turtles, birds, insects, plants and mushrooms to see and touch. www.berkshirebioblitz.org

Founders Day

Lee "Hometown Parade," 11 a.m. Live music, kids' activities, food and craft vendors. Festival Latino at town park at 4 p.m.www.leefoundersweekend.com, (413) 243-0852.

Hancock Shaker Village

Health & Wellness Fair, and Ultra marathon, 10 to 2, Route 20, Pittsfield; (413) 447-2597, ext. 2.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"100 Years of Scouting," Girl Scout festival, Rockwell's Scout-related art, watercolor painting, horse grooming and more, 1 to 4 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

Williamstown Historical Museum

Free talk on the lives of three Civil War-era Williams College graduates, 11 a.m., Williamstown Library, Route 2.

FILM

Berkshire Museum

Rethink! Film Festival, "Great Falls," noon; "Aboriginal Arch itecture, Living Architecture, 2 p.m., and "We Still Live Here," 4 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

LITERARY

The Bookstore

Janet Groth to sign copies of and read from "The Receptionist: An Education at the New Yorker," 5 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox, (413) 637-3390.

MUSIC

FreshGrass Festival

Bluegrass returns to Mass MoCA in North Adams, Friday to Sunday. www.massmoca.org.

'Music & More'

Pianist Robert Levin and violinist Daniel Stepner, works of Brahms and Mendelssohn, 4:30 p.m., Meeting House, Route 57, New Marlborough; (413) 229-2785.

Shakespeare & Company

Concert with Maureen O'Flynn to benefit Ruverbrook, 4 p.m., Tina Packer Playhouse, 70 Kem ble St., Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Audubon bird walk

Walk at Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Holmes Road in Pittsfield, through meadows and woodland along the Housatonic River, to see fall migrating birds, 9 a.m. (413) 637-0320.

Berkshire Knapsackers

Broad Brook/AT/Pine Cobble, hile to AT and return via AT and Pine Cobble Trail; (413) 997-2120.

HooRWA river talks

Hoosic River Watershed Asso ci a tion's State of the River Con ference, free talks, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Con gregational Church, Williamstown. www.hoorwa.org

Housatonic Heritage Walks

Heritage Walk Week end, guided walk on Bidwell House land, "10 a.m., 100 Art School Road, Mon terey, (413) 528-6888; guided tours throughout County through Sunday, www.heritage-hikes.org.

Stargazing

Autumnal Equinox Stargazing, by Judy Isacoff of Nature's Turn, 6:45 p.m., Mount Washington State Forest headquarters.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Dr. Ruth, All the Way," 4 and 8 p.m., 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, (413) 236-8888.

Colonial Theatre

"Found," musical comedy, 2 and 8 p.m., South Street, Pittsfield, (413) 997-4444.

Shakespeare & Company

"The 39 Steps," 7:30 p.m., 70 Kemble St.t, Lenox, (413) 637-1199.

Theater Barn

"The Little Dog Laughed," comedy, 8 p.m., 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., (518) 794-8989.

Sunday

September 23

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Grown

Pickling for Beginners, 4 p.m., Meat Market, Great Barrington; (413) 528-0041.

Great Barrington Historical Society

Free tours of c. 1771 Wheeler House, noon to 4 p.m., 817 S. Main St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-4871.

The Bookstore

Cranberry Island poet Samantha King, new and selected work, 2 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox, (413) 637-3390.

DANCE

Berkshire Museum

"Move to Move," ballet with the Nederlands Dans Theater, 2 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

"Brel in the Berkshires," 3 p.m., 36 Linden St., PIttsfield.

FreshGrass Festival

Bluegrass returns to Mass MoCA, North Adams. www.massmoca.org.

North Hall Theatre

Old Country Road Band, 4 p.m., 40 Searle Road, Huntington, (413) 667-5543.

South Mountain Concerts

Emerson String Quartet, 3 p.m., South Mountain Concert Hall, Route 7, Pittsfield, (413) 442-2106.

Ukulele Festival

Ukulele musicians perform free at the Clark Art Institute, 4 to 6 p.m. Workshops at 2 p.m. 225 South St., Williamstown. www.clarkart.edu.

OUTDOORS

Historical Walk

Guided walk along Hoosic River, 11 a.m., meet at City Hall, North Adams.

Stockbridge community bike ride

Long or short rides, meet at town building, Main Street, at 9 a.m. (413)-298-3884.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Dr. Ruth, All the Way," 3 p.m., 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, (413) 236-8888.

Main Street Stage

"The King Stag," puppets, music, comedy masks, magic, 11 a.m., The Mount, Plunkett Street, Lenox.

Shakespeare & Company

"The 39 Steps," 2 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox, (413) 637-1199.

Theater Barn

"The Little Dog Laughed," 2 p.m., 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., (518) 794-8989.

Town Players

Reading of "What's Wrong With This Picture?" 2 p.m., Lichten stein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield.

Tuesday

September 25

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

Plein air sketching with artist Don Colley, 1 to 3 p.m., Route 183, Stock bridge, (413) 298-4100.

DANCE

Berkshire Museum

"Move to Move," ballet with the Nederlands Dans Theater, 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Wednesday

September 26

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Dr. Ruth, All the Way," 7:30 p.m., 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, (413) 236-8888.