Thursday July 19, 2012

Thursday

July 19

ART

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Free lecture presenting the Clark Art Institute's summer exhibitions: "Unearthed: Recent Archaeological Discoveries from Northern China" and "Through Shên-kan: Sterling Clark in China 1908-09," 7 p.m. Great Barrington.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Pyle, Piracy, and the Silver Screen" with author David M. Lubin, 5:30 p.m. "Buried Treasures: Perspectives on Pyle" series: Howard Pyle's artworks serve as the inspiration for performances that brings his dynamic images to life. Stockbridge.

Williams College Museum of Art

Gallery Talk: "Asco: Elite of the Obscure, 1972-1987," 2 p.m., with C. Ondine Chavoya, associate professor of art and Latina/o studies, on the first retrospective to present the wide-ranging work of the Chicano performance and conceptual art group Asco. Taking their name from the forceful Spanish word for disgust and nausea, Asco used performance, public art, and multimedia to respond to social and political turbulence in Los Angeles and beyond. Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Athenaeum

Summer book sale, Friends night 5 to 8 p.m.paperbacks to collectibles, audio books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, cookbooks and children's stories. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Midnight Madness

Shops open late, live entertainment and activities for the kids, 7 to 11 p.m., Main Street, Bennington, Vt.

Third Thursdays

Free outdoor street festival, 5 to 8 p.m. "Tropicalismo," with the return of the North Street beach, steel drums and Caribbean sounds up and down the street. Live music, street vendors, and more. North Street closed to vehicle traffic from West Street to Linden Street. (413) 499-9348, discoverpittsfield.com.

Thursday Night Out

Community festival: Music around Town, food, shops open late, 6 to 8 p.m., downtown Great Barrington.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Hong Kong ballet, fine technique and precision, 8 p.m.; Luna Negra, fierce Spanish choreography, 8:15 p.m.; free performance on Inside/Out stage 6:15 p.m. and Pillow tour 5:30 p.m., Becket.

MUSIC

Adams Concert

Band TBD, at 7 p.m., Karen's School of Dance perform 6:30 to 7 p.m. at the Town Common. Free.

FODfest Community Concert

Friends of Daniel Pearl free concert, 6 p.m. Open community music event brings together diverse groups of artists for performance, song swap and jam session. Downtown Pittsfield.

Tanglewood

Gerhard Oppitz, piano, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

THEATER

Arrowhead

"Melvilles and Morewoods" -- an original play by Voices Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m., about Herman Melville, his family and his descendants. Pittsfield.

Barrington Stage Company

"All My Sons," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘A Thousand Clowns,' a boy and his comedian uncle fight to stay together, 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. ‘A Chorus Line,' hit musical about the lives of performers, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. ‘A Class Act,' musical looks behind the scenes, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

"The Swan," by Elizabeth Egloff, a recounting of the adventures of Dora Hand, a Nebraska prairiewoman whose life is turned upside-down by a swan that crashes into her window, 2 and 8 p.m. Chester.

Clark Art Institute

"Frankenstein," London's National Theatre: Live in HD, 4 p.m. Williamstown.

PS/21

Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard," Walking the Dog Theater, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

"Cassandra Speaks," portrayal of iconic journalist Dorothy Thompson, 3 p.m.; "The Tempest" with Olympia Dukakis as Prospero, preview 7:30 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," dark comedy between divided brothers, 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None," 10 eccentric guests on an isolated island for a weekend of death, 8 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Upstairs Live at the Triplex

Renowned slam poet Taylor Mali returns for his annual evening of poetry and fun, 9 p.m., Triplex Cinema, Great Barrington.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Far from Heaven," suburban wife's secret desires explode, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Main Stage; "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" by Neil Simon, middle-aged man seeks life, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center; "Valley of Fear," free theatre: adaptation of Sherock Holmes mystery, 7 p.m., Poker Flats field, Williamstown.

Friday

July 20

ART

Music & More

"Transformation," multi-media work of 30 artists. Opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Show runs to Aug. 19. Meeting House, Route 57, New Marlborough.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Athenaeum

Summer book sale, Friends night 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Paperbacks to collectibles, audio books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, cookbooks and children's stories. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Cocktails in Great Gardens: Dr. Suzanne Yale, 5 to 7 p.m. Private gardens in the warm evening light. Stockbridge.

Wisdom of the Scholars

Rabbis Who Love the Berkshires free talk with Father Burnett from Columbus Ohio and Rabbi Goldstein from Andover on new "Jewish Annotated New Testament." 10:30 a.m., Chapel of the Church on the Hill, 55 Main St. Lenox. Knesset Israel, (413) 445-4872.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Hong Kong ballet, fine technique and precision, 8 p.m.; Luna Negra, fierce Spanish choreography, 8:15 p.m.; free performance on Inside/Out stage 6:15 p.m. and free Pillowtalk, 5 p.m. Becket.

FILM

Adams Movie Night

"Treasure Buddies," movie starts at dusk, Adams Town Hall Lawn. Free.

KID STUFF

PS/21

Off Leash! for Kids, 11 a.m. A family version of Walking the Dog Theater's improvisation. Chatham, N.Y.


MUSIC

Guthrie Center

Maria Muldaur, one of the first female rock stars and third woman ever to be on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine: troubador folk series. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8. Great Barrington.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

"Tribute to Debussy and France," 7 p.m., with Fauré and a Parker/Purington Première. Gail Blache-Gill, mezzo-soprano; Barbara Poeschl-Edrich, harp; Christopher Krueger,flute; Sharif Mamoun, percussion; and Anne Koscielny and Estela Olevsky, piano. Charlemont.

Tanglewood

Prelude Concert, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; panel discussion with moderator Martin Bookspan and guest artists, 7:15 p.m., Shed; BSO with Christoph Eschenbach, conductor and Dan Zhu, violin, 8:30 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Mass Audubon

Insect Safari family event, 10 a.m. to noon, Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox.

THEATER

Arrowhead

"Melvilles and Morewoods" -- an original play by Voices Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m., about Herman Melville, his family and his descendants. Pittsfield.

Barrington Stage Company

"All My Sons," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘A Thousand Clowns,' a boy and his comedian uncle fight to stay together, 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. ‘A Chorus Line,' hit musical about the lives of performers, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. ‘A Class Act,' musical looks behind the scenes, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

"The Swan," by Elizabeth Egloff, 8 p.m. Chester.

PS/21

Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard," Walking the Dog Theater, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

"Parasite Drag," 3 p.m.; "The Tempest," preview 7:30 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," once-vivacious woman rediscovers flamboyance, 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None," 10 eccentric guests on an isolated island for a weekend of death, 8 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Far from Heaven," suburban wife's secret desires explode, 8 p.m., Main Stage; "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" by Neil Simon, middle-aged man seeks life, 8 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center; Fridays@3 new play readings, 3 p.m.; Nikos Stage; "Valley of Fear," free theatre: adaptation of Sherock Holmes mystery, 7 p.m., Poker Flats field, Williamstown.

Saturday

July 21

ART

Williams College Museum of Art

"On the Grid" exhibit opens, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drawn from the WCMA permanent collection, the show exploresthe grid in art, as a visual framework and as a subject, including works by Victor Vasarely, Eadweard Muybridge, and Joseph Cornell. Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

Becket Arts Center

Becket Village Fair, 10 a.m. 8am Firemans' Breakfast, book sale, pies and pony rides. Village Harmony sing in the village church, 11:30 a.m., varied world harmony singing traditions. Becket.

Becket Land Trust

Open House to celebrate completed, totally renovated Mullen House Education Center. Newly installed Becket Historic Quarry permanent exhibit, local artwork and a special tour of the property. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Becket.

Berkshire Athenaeum

Summer book sale, Friends night 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Paperbacks to collectibles, audio books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, cookbooks and children's stories. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Grown

Nature Conservancy's Frank Lowenstein speaks: "Climate Change and Local Agriculture," on how Berkshire farms are at risk and part of a global environmental solution, 2 p.m. Event in honor of Share the Bounty's 10th anniversary. Stonover Farm, 169 Under Mountain Road, Lenox. (413) 528-0041, www.berkshiregrown.org.

Bryant Day

Celebration of poetry and speech, noon to 4:30 p.m. Live music from Evergreen; author and Editor Frank Gado will discuss the work of William Cullen Bryant. Moon viewing after dusk. Bryant Homestead, Cummington. (413) 532-1631, ext.10, www.thetrustees.org.

Corvettes of Berkshire

"Chevys for Kids" car and truck show, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trophies awarded for the Top Spectator Choice Chevy as well as the Top 10 Chevys as voted by the show participants. Raffle and pries. Spectator admission is free. All proceeds benefit Berkshire County Kids' Place. www.corvettesofberkshire.org.

Gather-In

West Side Neighborhood Resource Center hosts 42nd annual festival and reunion, 1 to 8 p.m., with youth baskebtall tournament with all-girls teams, horse shoe and bacchi, Say It Proud awards, pony rides, face painting, bouce house and games. Pitt Park, Columbus Ave. and John Street, Pittsfield. (413) 445-6477.

Mass Audubon

Crickets, Critters and Cocktails Party, 6 p.m. Evening of music by Charlie Tokarz, a roaring campfire and silent auction to benefit Pleasant Valley school outreach program. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox. (413) 637-0320.

Multicultural BRIDGE

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

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Hong Kong ballet, fine technique and precision, 2 and 8 p.m.; Luna Negra, fierce Spanish choreography, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m.; contemporary dance students at Pillow school give free performance on Inside/Out stage 6:15 p.m.; free Pillowtalk at 4 p.m. and tour at 5:30 p.m. Becket.

Lenox Contradance

Live music by Tidal Wave: Stuart Kenney bass and banjo, Sabin Jacques accordion and feet, Eric Favreau fiddle, and Rachel Aucoin piano and voice. Caller Will Mentor. 8 to11:30 p.m. Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., (413) 528-4007, www.lenoxcontradance.org.

HISTORY

Bidwell House Museum

"The Tyringham Shakers," a talk by Steven Paterwic. How the Shakers came to be at Tyringham and the expansion of the settlement to several hundred members and 1500 acres of land, the community's sudden end, who survived and where they went. Paterwic has written the most detailed study of the Tyringham settlement. Held at 10 a.m. at Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham.

Hancock Shaker Village

Return and Learn: The Civilian Conservation Corps in the Berkshires, 2 p.m. Pittsfield.

Shaker Museum and Library

Dinner and a Country Dance. Benefit party at Darrow School, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village. Dinner, dancing, caller and live music with the Zillionaires. Mount Lebanon.

MUSIC

Bennington Chamber Music

Free concert, works by Johann Baptist Vanhal, Donald Crockett and Ned Rorem, 8 p.m., Greenwall Auditorium at Bennington College, Bennington, Vt.

Berkshire Choral Festival

Murry Sidlin, Dean of the School of Music, Catholic University -- Defiant Requiem (based on the Verdi Requiem) (Latin), Sheffield.

Guthrie Center

Maria Muldaur, one of the first female rock stars and third woman ever to be on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine: troubador folk series. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8. Great Barrington.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Faith Prince in "Total Faith," 8 p.m. Tony-award winner Faith Prince performs. Her latest Broadway show reflects her hilarious adventures through the songs of some of America's greatest composers. Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA

Bang on a Can Festival, 8 p.m. Bang on a Can All-Stars return to Mass MoCA for the first time in five years with a new multi-media project: commissioned works by Tyondai Braxton, Mira Calix, Florent Ghys, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Christian Marclay, Todd Reynolds (performing live), Julia Wolfe, Nick Zammuto (also performing live), and Evan Ziporyn. These composers went into the field of sound itself to find something old or record something new, and responded to what they found with their music, in dialogue. North Adams.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

"Tribute to Debussy and France," 7:30 p.m., with Fauré and a Parker/Purington Première. Gail Blache-Gill, mezzo-soprano; Barbara Poeschl-Edrich, harp; Christopher Krueger,flute; Sharif Mamoun, percussion; and Anne Koscielny and Estela Olevsky, piano. Charlemont.

Tanglewood

Pre-rehearsal talk, 9:30 a.m., Shed; rehearsal, 10:30 a.m., Shed; Prelude Concert, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; BSO with Asher Fisch, conductor, 8:30 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Bryant Day Nature Hike

Hike through the fields and forests poet William Cullen Bryant loved with Nancy Child to discover the wonders of the Homestead. 10 a.m. to noon. Bring a picnic lunch and stay for the remainder of the Bryant Day program. Cummington.

THEATER

Arrowhead

"Melvilles and Morewoods" -- an original play by Voices Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m., about Herman Melville, his family and his descendants. Pittsfield.

Barrington Stage Company

"All My Sons," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘A Thousand Clowns,' a boy and his comedian uncle fight to stay together, 2 and 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. ‘A Chorus Line,' hit musical about the lives of performers, 2 and 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. ‘A Class Act,' musical looks behind the scenes, 2 and 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

"The Swan," by Elizabeth Egloff, 8 p.m. Chester.

PS/21

Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard," Walking the Dog Theater, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Allergist's Wife," 3 p.m.; "Tartuffe," Molière comedy, 5:30 p.m.; "King Lear" in 1906 Russia, 7:30 p.m.; "Cassandra Speaks," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Theater Barn

Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None," 10 eccentric guests on an isolated island for a weekend of death, 4 and 8 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Far from Heaven," suburban wife's secret desires explode, 3:30 and 8 p.m., Main Stage; "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" by Neil Simon, middle-aged man seeks life, 3:30 and 8 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center; "Valley of Fear," free theatre: adaptation of Sherock Holmes mystery, 7 p.m., Poker Flats field, Williamstown.

WRITING

Sheffield Library

"Poetry read around," share poetry aloud from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Bring original poems or favorites by other poets, and join in a circle to read and hear poetry. 48 Main St., Sheffield. (413) 229-7004.

Sunday

July 22

COMMUNITY

Chabad of the Berkshires

"The Art of Kosher Pickle Making" -- Get a whiff of your heritage: Learn how to make the great American Kosher dill, while discovering the pickle's amazing history. Open to the public. 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. $15 fee includes one jar of pickles, add $5 at door. RSVP (413) 499-9899 or jewishberkshires.com. 450 South St., Pittsfield.

Williamstown Summer Sundays

Downtown street fair with local merchants, eateries, artists and musicians, 2 to 10 p.m., rain or shine. www.summersundayswilliamstown.com.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Hong Kong ballet, fine technique and precision, 2 p.m.; Luna Negra, fierce Spanish choreography, 2:15 p.m.; master class 10 a.m. Becket.

FILM

Images Cinema

"A League of Their Own," women's baseball during World War II, film outdoors at sundown, top of Spring Street, Williamstown. free and open to all. In case of rain, movies Images 50 Spring St., at 8 p.m. www.imagescinema.org.

MUSIC

Egremont concerts

Series of musical performances 4 to 8 p.m. at French Park in Egremont. (413) 528-6575.

Sevenars concerts

Flute Force, 4 p.m. first professional flute quartet in the United States: Elizabeth Brown, Sheryl

Henze, Rie Schmidt and Wendy Stern, performing on piccolo, flute, alto and bass. Worthington.

Tanglewood

Chamber Music, 10 a.m., Ozawa Hall; BSO with Kurt Masur, conductor and Gerhard Oppitz, piano, 2:30 p.m., Shed; Vocal Concert, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

John Wheeler, "Mushroom talk, what they are, where they are" free talk, 2 p.m. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

Garden Conservancy

Tour two private gardens to benefit The Garden Conservancy and the Berkshire Botanical Garden. Apple Hill, 12 Red Rock Road, West Stockbridge, or Rockland Farm, 180 Stony Kill Road, Canaan, N.Y. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Garden Days.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"All My Sons," 5 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Chester Theatre Company

"The Swan," by Elizabeth Egloff, 2 p.m. Chester.

Mettawee River Theatre Company

"Communications from a Cockroach: Archy and the Under Side," free outdoor family performance, 8 p.m., drawn from the "Archy and Mehitabel" sketches, written by noted humorist and poet Don Marquis for his daily column in the New York Sun starting in 1916. Springside Park, 874 North St., Pittsfield. (413) 499-9348, www.mettawee.org.

PS/21

Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard," Walking the Dog Theater, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

Author event with Francine Segan, 10:30 a.m.; "King Lear," 2 p.m.; "Cassandra Speaks," 3 p.m.; "Tartuffe," 4 p.m.; "The Tempest" with Olympia Dukakis as Prospero, preview, 7:30 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Theater Barn

Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None," 10 eccentric guests on an isolated island for a weekend of death, 2 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williams College Summer Theatre Lab

Open rehearsal of lab's final project (TBA), a first step in the seven-week development of the piece, which allows the public an insight into the preliminary rehearsal process, the directorial and design concepts, and the project's starting point, 7:30 p.m. CenterStage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Far from Heaven," suburban wife's secret desires explode, 2 p.m., Main Stage; "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" by Neil Simon, middle-aged man seeks life, 2 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

WRITING

Clark Art Institute

Natalie Dykstra gives an illustrated talk on her new biography, "Clover Adams: A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life," 3 p.m., about the socialite, amateur photographer, and wife Henry Adams. Williamstown.

Congregation Beth Israel

Jewish poet Merle Feld reads from her work, 2 p.m. Author of "A Spiritual Life: Exploring the Heart and Jewish Tradition," a recent book of poems, "Finding Words," and several plays 53 Lois St., North Adams. (413) 663-5830, www.cbiweb.org.

Temple Anshe Amunim

"Elijah -- the Prophet of Fire," 7 p.m. talk on one of the world's first superheroes -- he outraces a team of horses, calls down fire from heaven, raises the dead and never dies. Pittsfield.

Monday

July 23

FILM

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

26th annual season of American and International films and talks with film-makers, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Lenox.

Clark Art Institute

"Black Robe," 3 p.m. Adventures in exploration film series. Williamstown.

MUSIC

Summer Sing

Gretchen Rueckheim directs a community sing with Michael Clement at the piano. 7:30 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Tanglewood

TMC Orchestra with Stefan Asbury, conductor and Emanuel Ax, piano, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

THEATER

Berkshire Fringe

"Fringe Remix 2012: An Epic Gala Celebration," doors open 6 p.m. eigth annual gala presents five world-premiere short works of theater, dance and film inspired by a mash-up of concepts, props, text and characters drawn from the shows at the 2012 Berkshire Fringe. Auction and dancing. Benefits the Fringe. Daniel Arts Center, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Playwrights Lab

Staged reading of a new play, 7:30 p.m., Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. (413) 644-9040, www.berkshireplaywrightslab.org.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘A Thousand Clowns,' a boy and his comedian uncle fight to stay together, 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. ‘A Class Act,' musical looks behind the scenes, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

St. John's Episcopal

Summer Noontime Concert series: North Adams organist Matthew McConnell, music by Frescobaldi, Pinkham, McConnell and Molly Joyce. Free. 35 Park St. Williamstown.

WRITING

Becket Arts Center

"A Child Al Confino," 7:30 p.m. Eric Lamet discusses his true story of a Jewish child in an Italian internment camp under Fascist rule and the blossoming love between his mother and a political internee. Becket.

The Mount

Susan Orlean, best-selling author and staff writer at The New Yorker, speaks on "Rin Tin Tin: The Life and The Legend," the biography of the beloved dog actor, 4 p.m. Tea to follow. Lenox.

Tuesday

July 24

ART

Williams College Museum of Art

Gallery Talk: "Art for Life's Sake: Crosscurrents in Nigerian Art," 2 p.m.m with Dr. Herbert Cole, Williams Class of 1957 and Professor Emeritus of African art at University of California at Santa Barbara, on the current exhibition of African art and the cultural and artistic diversity of traditional art from Nigeria. Followed by a Reception from 3 to 4 p.m. Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

Hevreh of southern Berkshire

"Jews on the Chocolate Trail: Stories of Jews and Cacao" with Rabbi Deborah Prinz, 7:30 p.m. Stories from her extensive travel around the world with her husband and fellow chocolate-lover. Great Barrington.

Ventfort Hall

Tea and Talk, William Patriquan, Julie Sloan and George Wislocki: "Sand, Glass and Lanesborough," followed by a Victorian Tea and book signing, 4 p.m. Lenox.

FILM

PS/21

Movie Tuesdays: "African Dance: Sand, Drum and Shostakovich," 8:30 p.m. Free admission. Chatham, N.Y.

MUSIC

Clark Art Institute

Incendio, Latin guitar world fusion group, free outdoor concert recasting romantic Spanish guitar in powerful modern arrangements, 6 p.m. Barbecue fare will be available for purchase and the galleries will remain open until 6. Williamstown.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"All My Sons," 7 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘A Thousand Clowns,' a boy and his comedian uncle fight to stay together, 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. ‘A Class Act,' musical looks behind the scenes, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Shakespeare & Company

Tuesday talk on "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife," 5 p.m.; "Allergist's Wife," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Temple Anshe Amunim

"Disavowing Judaism" play analysis series, 10:30 a.m. Conversation about "God of Vengeance" by Donald Margulies, adapted from the Yiddish play by Sholom Asch, and "Conversations with my Father" by Herb Gardner. Pittsfield.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Far from Heaven," suburban wife's secret desires explode, 7:30 p.m., Main Stage, ‘62 Center; "Valley of Fear," free theatre: adaptation of Sherlock Holmes mystery, 7 p.m., Poker Flats field, Williamstown.

Wednesday

July 25

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Bill T. Jones, new work inspired by John Cage, 8 p.m.; Jessica Lang, lyrical ballet company debut, 8:15 p.m.; free performance on Inside/Out stage, 6:30 p.m., Becket.

MUSIC

Berkshire Fringe

:30 Live! Free music at The Berkshire Fringe, 7 p.m. Highlighting sonic innovators from throughout the Northeast, free. Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Concerts at Windsor Lake

Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket. Concessions available. 7 p.m. Bradley Street and Kemp Avenue, North Adams. (413) 664-6180. Free.

Eagles Band

Free concert, 7 p.m. "Broadway, Hollywood and Beyond" -- Irving Berlin Showstoppers, "All-American Celebration," "Fantasy on American Sailing Songs" and a blistering trombone piece called "Rolling Thunder." Route 7, Pittsfield. www.eaglesband.org.

Tanglewood

Gerhard Oppitz, piano, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage Company

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

The Mount

‘Pinocchio' by Berkshire Theatre Group, 4 p.m., Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

Lauren Stevens, "What is your watershed address?" (your watershed and why it matters), free talk, 6 p.m. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"All My Sons," 2 and 7 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe

"Dark: An End of the World Play with Music and an Exercise Bike," 8 p.m. One family tries to survive in a mountaintop cabin. By the artistic team behind the Fringe. Pi¢k Your Own Pri¢e opening night at Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘A Thousand Clowns,' a boy and his comedian uncle fight to stay together, 7 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. ‘A Class Act,' musical looks behind the scenes, 7 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

"The Swan," by Elizabeth Egloff, 8 p.m. Chester.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Allergist's Wife" with Q&A, 3 p.m.; "The Tempest," 7:30 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Far from Heaven," suburban wife's secret desires explode, 7:30 p.m., Main Stage; "Elephant Man," from a desperate existence in a Victorian freak show to the toast of London high society, 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center; "Valley of Fear," free theatre: adaptation of Sherock Holmes mystery, 7 p.m., Poker Flats field, 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. Great Barrington.