Thursday, June 27

ART

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Great Art in HD: Edvard Munch in an exhibition co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum in Oslo. 7 p.m. Great Barrington.

 

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Compagnie Käfig, 8 p.m. -- influential French hip-hop choreographer Mourad Merzouki and all-male cast of self-taught hip-hop dancers from Brazil. Leo, 8:15 p.m., fantastical production from Berlin. Free Inside/Out Performance: Peridance Contemporary Dance Company 6:15 p.m., includes duet excerpted from Ohad Naharin's Mabul with raw passages that reflect modern Israeli life. Becket.

 

KID STUFF

Adams Library

"Dig into Reading Balloom Magic show," Jungle Jim, 6 p.m., Adams Library, 92 Park Street, Adams, (413) 743-8345, Adams.

 

OUTDOORS

OLLI talk

"Oil and the Ecology of the Arctic," a Distinguished Speaker Series lecture by Bob Reiss, 7:30 p.m., Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College, BCC, Koussevitzky 111. (413) 236-2190

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Muckrakers," a young activist brings home a political hacker, 4 and 7:30 p.m. St. Germain Stage. "On the Town," Leonard Bernstein musical -- three sailors on shore leave in "New York, New York," includes Coney Island Ballet, 8 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Playwrights Lab

Berkshire Playwrights Lab presents a fully staged production of Anna Ziegler's "Life Science," directed by Joe Cacaci. This new play explores the lives of four contemporary high school seniors who make out, break up, discuss their plans for the future and debate the role that being Jewish plays in their budding sense of themselves. 8 p.m. Bard College at Simon's Rock Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Lion in Winter," Christmas 1183 -- King Henry II, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and their sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, play political chess, 8 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre

"Arms on Fire," a young singer in search of a career break who meets a factory worker living in New York's Hell's Kitchen. 2 and 8 p.m., Chester.

Oldcastle Theatre

"Other People's Money," 2 and 8 p.m. Wall Street investor battles longtime owner over an aging New England manufacturing company. Bennington, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company

"Master Class," Tony-award-winning play on life of an opera singer, 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Animal Crackers," 2 p.m., 8 p.m. opening night, Main Stage, Williamstown. "American Hero," 2 p.m., 8 p.m. opening night, Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

 

WRITING

Lift Ev'ry Voice

Performances by world-reknowned poet Nikki Giovanni, winner of the Langston Hughes medal among many honors, will perform her own work. Time and place TBA. Part of summer-long festival of music, performance, dance and more celebrating African-American life, culture, history and community, strength and creativity in the Berkshires. www.liftevryvoice.org.

 

Friday, June 28

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Compagnie Käfig, 8 p.m. -- influential French hip-hop choreographer Mourad Merzouki and all-male cast of self-taught hip-hop dancers from Brazil. Leo, 8:15 p.m., fantastical production from Berlin. Free Inside/Out Performance: Jeremy McQueen, performer of the Broadway musicals Wicked and The Color Purple 6:15 p.m., Lift Ev'ry Voice event. Free Pillow Talk: Physical Theatre as Dance, 5 p.m. Becket.

MUSIC

Clark Art Institute

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 8 p.m. New Orleans jazz. Williamstown.

Guthrie Center

John McCutcheon -- 25 albums, 6 Grammy nominations. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Troubador series, folk music. Great Barrington.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

A Tribute to Eric Grinnell: "Sonata for Strings No. 6 in D major," Rossini Quartet in E minor, Verdi "On This Island" (cycle of 4 songs to poems by Auden), Britten "English Folksong Settings" and "Selection of Songs," Poulenc. William Hite, tenor; Estela Olevsky, piano; Joel Pitchon, Masako Yanagita,violin; Ronald Gorevic, viola; Volcy Pelletier, cello; Salvatore Macchia, double bass. 7 p.m. Charlemont.

Tanglewood

Terence Blanchard Group, Grammy award-winning New Orleans jazz trumpeter, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall, Lenox.

 

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Fence Club Party and opening of the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse, 5 p.m. Stockbridge.

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Muckrakers," 7:30 p.m. St. Germain Stage. "On the Town," Leonard Bernstein musical, 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Playwrights Lab

Berkshire Playwrights Lab presents a fully staged production of Anna Ziegler's "Life Science," 8 p.m. Bard College at Simon's Rock Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Lion in Winter," Christmas 1183 -- King Henry II, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and their sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, play political chess, 8 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre

"Arms on Fire," a young singer in search of a career break who meets a factory worker living in New York's Hell's Kitchen. 8 p.m., Chester.

Oldcastle Theatre

"Other People's Money," 8 p.m. Wall Street investor battles longtime owner over an aging New England manufacturing company. Bennington, Vt.

Performance Space 21

"Hudson Air: Radio Plays," 7:30 p.m. evening of live radio theater in collaboration with Hudson Air, Hudson Opera House, and WGXC 90.7 FM. Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

"Les Faux Pas," saucy Molière adaptation, 5:30 p.m. "Love's Labour's Lost," Shakespearean romantic comedy, 7:30 p.m. "Master Class," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

"Don't Dress For Dinner," farce, 8 p.m. Bernard plans for a rendezvous with his mistress, and his wife stays in town for a tryst of her own. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Ventfort Hall

Summer Play "Morgan O'Yuki: Geisha of the Gilded Age," Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 4 p.m., and Sundays, 10 a.m., June 28 to Sept. 1. Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Animal Crackers," 8 p.m. family night, Main Stage, Williamstown. "American Hero," 8 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

 

WRITING

Writers Read

Poets and writers reading their work. Laura Didyk and Lawrence Raab, 5:30 p.m. Free at Good Purpose Gallery, Starving Artist Cafe, 40 Main Street, Lee. (413) 394-5045.

 

Saturday, June 29

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Compagnie Käfig, 2 and 8 p.m. -- influential French hip-hop choreographer Mourad Merzouki and all-male cast of self-taught hip-hop dancers from Brazil. Leo, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m., fantastical production from Berlin. Free Inside/Out Performance: The School at Jacob's Pillow Movin' Commercial Program, 6:15 p.m., Lift Ev'ry Voice event. Free Pillow Talk: Dancing on ice, film, 4 p.m. Becket.

 

HISTORY

Sandisfield Arts Center

"Sandisfield Meeting houses," local historian Ron Bernard on religious traditions from the earliest days of settlement to today,10 a.m. Sandisfield.

 

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

Kitchen Ka-Boom, 11 a.m. Kid-safe science experiments using items found in almost any kitchen. Museum Adventures (ages 2-4) 11 a.m., songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more in the Aquarium and galleries. Older and younger siblings are welcome. Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Aston Magna music festival

Bach and French composer Marin Marais, whose life was portrayed in the film "Tous les matins du monde." Soprano Dominique Labelle, works by Marais , Bach's "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen," second Brandenburg concerto: gambist Laura Jeppesen, theorbist Catherine Lidell, baroque trumpeter Josh Cohen, and a chamber orchestra. Pre-concert lecture before all concerts, and "Meet the Artists" afterward. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington.

Guthrie Center

John Flynn, doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Troubador series, folk music. Great Barrington.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

A Tribute to Eric Grinnell: "Sonata for Strings No. 6 in D major," Rossini Quartet in E minor, Verdi "On This Island" (cycle of 4 songs to poems by Auden), Britten "English Folksong Settings" and "Selection of Songs," Poulenc. William Hite, tenor; Estela Olevsky, piano; Joel Pitchon, Masako Yanagita,violin; Ronald Gorevic, viola; Volcy Pelletier, cello; Salvatore Macchia, double bass. 7:30 p.m., Charlemont.

Performance Space 21

"Tony Trischka Territory," influential banjo player in the roots music world, 7:30 p.m. with Darol Anger, fiddle, Michael Daves, guitar. Chatham, N.Y.

Tanglewood

A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood with Garrison Keillor, live broadcast, 5:45 p.m. in the Shed, Lenox.

 

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

Live Birds of Prey, 10 a.m. to noon. Join wildlife rehabilitator Tom Ricardi to meet hawks, owls, falcons, eagle and a turkey vulture. Ashley Falls.

Berkshire Sanctuaries

Canoe Trip to Upper and Lower Goose Ponds, Lee and Tyringham, 8 a.m. to noon. Explore the coves and marshes of one of the Berkshires' most beautiful lakes. Paddle across Lower Goose Pond to pristine Upper Goose Pond in search of ravens, hawks, herons, and a variety of songbirds. Run by Pleasant Valley Sanctuaries, Lenox.

Bidwell House Museum

Tyringham Garden Tour: Walls, Water and Wonderful Gardens. The museum grounds are a stop on the tour. Visit the museum's gardens or all seven stops on the tour. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monterey.

Tamarack Hollow

Old Growth Trees and Spectacular Views hike at Monroe State Forest, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with Naturalist Aimee Gelinas, free. aimee@gaiaroots.com. www.tamarackhollow.com.

Williamstown Rural Lands

Firefly hike and campfire, 8 p.m. Nature crafts for children, s'mores and stories by the fire, and a walk through the darkening summer meadow to experience the dazzling show. Severe weather or heavy rain cancels. Williamstown.

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Muckrakers," 4 and 7:30 p.m. St. Germain Stage. "On the Town," Leonard Bernstein musical, 8 p.m., Mainstage. Cabaret with "On the Town" cast, informal evening of songs, 10:30 p.m., Mr. Finn's Cabaret. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Playwrights Lab

Berkshire Playwrights Lab presents a fully staged production of Anna Ziegler's "Life Science," 8 p.m. Bard College at Simon's Rock Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Lion in Winter," Christmas 1183 -- King Henry II, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and their sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, play political chess, 2 and 8 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre

"Arms on Fire," a young singer in search of a career break who meets a factory worker living in New York's Hell's Kitchen. 8 p.m., Chester.

Oldcastle Theatre

"Other People's Money," 2 and 8 p.m. Wall Street investor battles longtime owner over an aging New England manufacturing company. Bennington, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company

"Master Class," 3 p.m. "Les Faux Pas," 5:30 p.m. "Love's Labour's Lost," 7:30 p.m. "Heroes," Tom Stoppard's translation of Gerald Sibleras' comedy about three World War I veterans restive in a retirement home,8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

"Don't Dress For Dinner," farce, 4 an 8 p.m. Bernard plans for a rendezvous with his mistress, and his wife stays in town for a tryst of her own. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Animal Crackers," 3:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown. "American Hero," 3:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

 

Sunday, June 30

COMMUNITY

Clark Art Institute

Americana Family Day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Go back in time to walk among the sights and sounds of 19th-century America as painted by George Inness and Winslow Homer. Sing along to performances by a troupe of sea shanty men, enter the pie-eating contest, learn to fly-fish, paint watercolor, stand on the deck of a ship, try lawn games children would have played in the 1800s. Free. Williamstown.

Congregation Knesset Israel

Celebrity Wine Dinner, 4:30 p.m., to benefit KI, six courses paired wine as Wine Educator Brook Cobaugh of Nejaime's Wine Cellars, talks about the wines. Alice Brock of Alice's Restaurant (the inn was a former location of her restaurant), now an artist, will display and selling her art. State Senator Ben Downing, State Representative William "Smitty" Pignatelli, Alan and Roselle Chartock, and Norman and Julianne Boyd of Barrington Stage. Apple Tree Inn.

Temple Anshe Amunim

Champagne and Chocolate at Temple Anshe Amunim, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gala with art, antiques, collectibles and silent auction, Pittsfield.

 

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Compagnie Käfig, 2 p.m. -- influential French hip-hop choreographer Mourad Merzouki and all-male cast of self-taught hip-hop dancers from Brazil. Leo, 2:15 p.m., fantastical production from Berlin.Laster Class with Leo. Becket.

 

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

Paul Green and the Jewish Jazz Project present traitional klezmer and jazz fusion, 8 p.m. Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

 

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

Ornithology Walk: Family-friendly naturalist walk to learn about birds and their lives and habitats, 8:15 a.m., Sheffield.

Project Native

Bug and butterfly safari, 10 a.m. Overview of Project Native and the Butterfly House. Walk to find and collect eggs, caterpillars and butterflies to relocate into the Butterfly House. Tricks for finding eggs and caterpillars. Identify host plants and ecologically harvest food for caterpillars in the Butterfly House. All ages are welcome. Free, Housatonic.

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Muckrakers," a young activist brings home a political hacker, 3 p.m. St. Germain Stage. "On the Town," Leonard Bernstein musical -- three sailors on shore leave in "New York, New York," includes Coney Island Ballet, 5 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Playwrights Lab

Berkshire Playwrights Lab presents a fully staged production of Anna Ziegler's "Life Science," 2 p.m. Bard College at Simon's Rock Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Chester Theatre

"Arms on Fire," a young singer in search of a career break who meets a factory worker living in New York's Hell's Kitchen. 2 p.m., Chester.

Oldcastle Theatre

"Other People's Money," 2 p.m. Wall Street investor battles longtime owner over an aging New England manufacturing company. Bennington, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company

"Love's Labour's Lost," 2 p.m. "Heroes," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

"Don't Dress For Dinner," farce, 2 p.m. Bernard plans for a rendezvous with his mistress, and his wife stays in town for a tryst of her own. New Lebanon, N.Y.

WAM Theatre

Benefit for WAM Theatre: evening co-produced and hosted by Tony nominee Jayne Atkinson of "Criminal Minds," 7:30 p.m. Celebrity panel including Karen Allen (Indiana Jones), Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), Michael Gill (House of Cards), Debra Jo Rupp (That 70's Show) and Linus Roache (Law & Order) share their stories, thoughts about the challenges women face in the entertainment industry. Preview of WAM's November Main Stage Production and announcement of the women's organization it wll benefit. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Animal Crackers," 2 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown. "American Hero," 2 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

WRITING

Annual poetry reading

Members of the Edna St. Vincent Millay Soceity poetry workshop, led by executive director Peter Bergman, 6 p.m. The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St., Lenox. www.bookstoreinlenox.com.

 

Monday, July 1

COMMUNITY

Stephentown Historical

"Birds and Wildlife: How Times Have Changed," an illustrated talk by Gayle Tardif-Raser of the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Summer Potluck Dinner, at the Stephentown Historical Society meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Stephentown Heritage Center, Garfield Road, Stephentown, N.Y. Bring a dish to share. Free and open to all. Handicapped accessible. (518) 733-0010.

FILM

Clark Art Institute

Homericana film series: "Glory," 3 p.m., follows the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry from its formation as the first African-American regiment in the Civil War to its heroic performance on the battlefield. Matthew Broderick as the Boston Brahmin commander and Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman among the troops. Free. Williamstown.

 

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

Paul Green and the Jewish Jazz Project present traitional klezmer and jazz fusion, 8 p.m. Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Tanglewood

Tanglewood Music Center Instrumental Fellows, String Quartet Marathon, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in Ozawa Hall, also Tuesday. One ticket provides admission to three performances. Lenox.

 

THEATER

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Lion in Winter," Christmas 1183 -- King Henry II, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and their sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, play political chess, 8 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Oklahoma!" Rogers & Hammerstein musical, 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

 

Tuesday, July 2

ART

Berkshire Museum

Origami in the Galleries, 1 p.m. Celebrate paper with the timeless paper folding art form known as origami. New designs and skills, Tuesdays weekly July 2 to Aug. 27. Program complements "PaperWorks: The Art and Science of an Extraordinary Material," contemporary works of art by more than 30 artists, all fashioned from paper, as well as a wide array of objects and artifacts that show the uses of paper in industry, science, fashion, and technology. Pittsfield.

 

FILM

Performance Space 21

"Meet Me in St Louis," director Vincent Minelli's valentine to American small town life and to his soon to be wife Judy Garland. 8:30 p.m., free. Chatham, N.Y.

 

HISTORY

Ventfort Hall

Bernard Drew, historian and Berkshire Eagle columnist, digs "Into Tutmosis IV's Tomb with Howard Carter and Robb de Peyster Tytus of Ashintully in Tyringham, who left an eyewitness account of their exploratory descent. Lenox.

MUSIC

Clark Art Institute

Free concert with Red June, 6 p.m. Bluegrass, old-time, country, and American roots music from Asheville, North Carolina. Williamstown.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Pink Martini, swinging lounge music, 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

Tanglewood

Tanglewood Music Center Instrumental Fellows, String Quartet Marathon, 11 a.m. in Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"On the Town," Leonard Bernstein musical, 7 p.m., Mainstage."Muckrakers," 7:30 p.m. St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Lion in Winter," Christmas 1183 -- King Henry II, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and their sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, play political chess, 8 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Oklahoma!" Rogers & Hammerstein musical, 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

Tuesay talk with the actors of "Love's Labours Lost," 5 p.m. "Master Class," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Animal Crackers," 7:30 p.m., with talkback, Main Stage, Williamstown. "American Hero," 7:30 p.m., with talkback, Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

 

WRITING

Tuesday project

WordXWord Writers Room word-related events including storytelling and the presentation of visiting nationally recognized writers and spoken word artists , Tuesdays weekly. 8 p.m., yBar, 391 North St., Pittsfield. wxw365.com.

Ventfort Hall

Marguerite Holloway, science journalist and Columbia University journalism professor, maps out "The Measure of Manhattan," her latest book, on legacy of a forgotten 19th-century genius, John Randel, Jr., cartographer, surveyor and inventor, who had a knack for making enemies. Lenox.

 

Wednesday, July 3

COMMUNITY

Bascom Lodge

Local brewers from Barrington Brewery talk about their sun-powered brews. Come learn about the process and sample a few beverages. 6 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

 

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, 8 p.m. -- New York City contemporary ensemble, ancers from Brazil, Korea, France, Portugal, Romania, and across the U.S. Shantala Shivalingappa, classical south Indian dance style Kuchipudi, 8:15 p.m., with live music. Free Inside/Out Performance: Art of Motion Dance Theatre, eastern and western multiiscplinary new work. 6:15 p.m. Becket.

 

KIDS STUFF

Adams Library

"Having fun with Fossils and Dinosaurs," multimedia presentation by Paulette Morin, 6 p.m., Adams Library, 92 Park Street, Adams, 413-743-8345.

 

MUSIC

Concerts at Windsor Lake

Free live music, 6:30 p.m. Concessions available. 200 Bradley St., North Adams. www.northadams-ma.gov, (413) 664-6180.

Lilac Park concerts

Bernice Lewis, 6:30 p.m. Main Street, Lenox. (413) 637-3646.

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"On the Town," Leonard Bernstein musical, 2 and 7 p.m., Mainstage."Muckrakers," 7:30 p.m. St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Lion in Winter," Christmas 1183 -- King Henry II, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and their sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, play political chess, 7 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre

"Arms on Fire," a young singer in search of a career break who meets a factory worker living in New York's Hell's Kitchen. 8 p.m., Chester.

Shakespeare & Company

Behind the scenes tour, 10:30 a.m. "Master Class," 3 p.m. "Les Faux Pas," 5:30 p.m. "Heroes," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Animal Crackers," 7:30 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown. "American Hero," 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown.