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Mayu Iwasaki appears as Yuki Kato in ‘Morgan O-Yuki: The Geisha of the Gilded Age,’ a summer play at Ventfort Hall.

Thursday

Aug. 22

ART

Becket Arts Center

Members exhibit, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free, 7 Brooker Hill Rd, Becket. (413) 623-6635.

Clark Art Institute

Albany Institute of History and Art: "The Wide Frontier -- American Landscape Painting in the 19th Century," 5:30 p.m. talk by Michael Cassin on Winslow Homer, Frederic Church, Albert Bierstadt and the Hudson River School. Williamstown.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"The Horror and the Beauty: Folklore, Culture and Children’s Literature," with Maria Tartar, part of "Altered Realities and the Land of Make-Believe," series, 5:30 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge.

Williams College Museum of Art

"72 Degrees," with curator Kathryn Price on new discoveries of works by L.A. Artists in the WCMA collection, 4 p.m., 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

Cummington Fairgrounds

Cummington Fair -- animals shows, horse pulls, midway rides, carnival food, music and entertainment. 97 Fairgrounds Road, south of Route 9, Cummington, www.cummingtonfair.com

DANCE

Jacob’s Pillow

Martha Graham Dance Company re-stages her "Rite of Spring," 8 p.m. Kyle Abraham/Abraham.in.Motion, "Pavement," emotional chronology of Black America, 8:15 p.m.Becket.


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Free Inside/Out Performance: Bill Evans Dance Company, 6:15 p.m. Becket.

FILM

Mass MoCA

"Ra. One" outdoor film, visual effects were supervised by Jeff Kleiser of Synthespian Studios and MASS MoCA, 8 p.m., Courtyard C or Hunter Center, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum

"Dig Into Reading," stories with mime presented by Robert Rivest, 1 p.m., Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Museum

"Charlotte’s Web," presented by Berkshire Children’s Theatre, 11 a.m., and "Paper Plane Challenge," 1 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

MUSIC

Adams

Concert at Adams Town Common, live music outdoors, 7 p.m., free. www.celebrateadams.com

Berkshire Writers Room

Self-publishing audio/musical material, 7 to 9 p.m., Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Renne Avenue, Pittsfield; registration: (413) 842-5014.

’Party in the Park’

The Spurs, 6 to 8 p.m., Noel Field, Route 8, North Adams.

Tanglewood

Daniil Trifonov, piano: Scriabin, "Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp minor," "Sonata-Fantasy," Liszt "Sonata in B minor" and Chopin, "Preludes, Op. 28," 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall, Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah," F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemmingway meet in L.A., new work by Mark St. Germain, 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "Much Ado about Nothing," Shakespearean comedy, 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Anna Christie" by Eugene O’Neill, 8 p.m., Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "The Cat and the Canary," 8 p.m., Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge.

Capitol Steps

Political comedy in song, 8 p.m., 55 Lee Road/Route 20, Lenox, (413) 881-1636 or www.cranwell.com.

Chester Theater

"An Illiad," 2 and 8 p.m., re-imagining of Homer’s classic, Chester.

Oldcastle Theatre

"The Fox on the Fairway," 2 and 8 p.m., Bennington, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company

"Mother Courage and Her Children," Olympia Dukakis in Bertol Brecht drama set in 30 Years War, 2 p.m. "Love’s Labours Lost," 7:30 p.m. "Beauty Queen of Leeane," dark Irish mother-and-daughter comedy, 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

"Young Frankenstein," musical, 8 p.m. Mel Brookes’ classic comedy with "Transylvania Mania" New Lebanon, N.Y.

Ventfort Hall

"Morgan O-Yuki: The Geisha of the Gilded Age," 7 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox, (413) 637-3206.

Wharton Salon

Double-bill of Wharton short stories: Ariel Bock as Mrs. Quentin and Ava Lindenmaier as Hope Fenway in "The Quicksand" by Alison Ragland, "The Looking Glass" by Elaine Smith, starring Diane Prusha. 5:30 p.m. at The Mount, Lenox.

Friday

Aug. 23

ART

Becket Arts Center

Members exhibit, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free, 7 Brooker Hill Rd, Becket. (413) 623-6635.

Clark Art Institute

"Free Fun Friday," family activities including a wandering puppeteer, face painting, movie and games, 11:30 to 2:30, 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Frelinghuysen Morris House

"Emphasizing how to look at modern art" with optional hands-on activities at the historic house of abstract artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen. Frescoes, sculptures and murals, their work and their collection. Lenox.

Unitarian Universalist Gallery

"Paul Glavin Watercolors, 2012-2013," on display through Aug. 25, UU Gallery and Social Hall, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

COMMUNITY

Congregation Knesset Israel

"Rabbis Who Love the Berkshires" talk: "Maimonides the Philosopher," 11 a.m., free. 70 Kemble St., Lenox, Shakespeare & Company.

Cummington Fairgrounds

Cummington Fair -- animals shows, horse pulls, midway rides, carnival food, music and entertainment. 97 Fairgrounds Road, south of Route 9, Cummington, www.cummingtonfair.com.

DANCE

Jacob’s Pillow

Martha Graham Dance Company re-stages her "Rite of Spring," 8 p.m. Kyle Abraham/Abraham.in.Motion, "Pavement," emotional chronology of Black America, 8:15 p.m. Becket. Free Inside/Out Performance: LAVA, 6:15 p.m. Becket. Free PillowTalk: "Dancers Among Us," Photographer Jordan Matter’s best-selling book of dance photography, 5 p.m. Becket.

Performance Space 21

RubberbanDance Group, "Gravity of Center" Choreographer and dancer Victor Quijada blends hip hop with classical dance, 8 p.m. Chatam, N.Y.

FILM

Adams Movie Night

"Hotel Transylvania," starts at dusk, free, Adams Town Hall Lawn. www.celebrateadams.com.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

"Charlotte’s Web," presented by Berkshire Children’s Theatre, 11 a.m., and "Museum Adventures," 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Kids’ Triathlon

Fourth annual event open to boys and girls ages 7-14, includes swim, bike and run, start time for ages 11-14, 6 p.m., ages 7-10, 6:15 p.m., Burbank Park, Onota Lake, Pittsfield; registration/pick up race packets between 5 and 7 p.m., at start/finish area at Onota Lake.

LECTURES

Hevreh of S. Berkshire

Alan van Capelle, CEO of Bend the Arc, nation’s leading progressive Jewish voice, to speak during Shabbat service, 7:30 p.m., 270 State Road, Great Barrington.

Tanglewood Lecture

"Beethoven’s Incomparable Seventh Symphony and Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano and Winds," with professor Jeremy Yudkin, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox; reservations: yudkinjaf@gmail.com or at the door.

MUSIC

The Mount

"Music After Hours," with Jason Ennis and Natalia Bernal, Brazilian jazz, 5 to 8 p.m., on the terrace, 2 Plunkett St., off Route 7, Lenox.

Tanglewood

Prelude Concert with Tanglewood Festival Chorus and John Oliver, conductor, 6 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. "This Week at Tanglewood" panel discussion with moderator Martin Bookspan and guest artists, 7:15 p.m.; Boston Symphony Orchestra with Andris Poga, conductor, and Peter Serkin, piano: Poulenc, "Sinfonietta," Stravinsky, "Concerto for Piano and Winds," and Beethoven, Symphony No. 7," 8:30 p.m. in the Shed, Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Jewish Federation of Berkshires

"The Enviornment In Israel," with Uri Marinov, former director general of the Ministry of the Enviornment, 10:45 a.m. Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington. (413) 442-4360, ext. 15.

THEATER

Bard College at Simon’s Rock

"Leap Year" presented by Shakespeare & Company, family drama about a couple whose second child has Downs Syndrome, 7 p.m. Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Barrington Stage Company

"Much Ado about Nothing," Shakespearean comedy, 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage. "Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah," 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Anna Christie" by Eugene O’Neill, 8 p.m., Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "The Cat and the Canary," 8 p.m., Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge.

Capitol Steps

Political comedy in song, 8 p.m., 55 Lee Road/Route 20, Lenox, (413) 881-1636 or www.cranwell.com.

Chester Theater

"An Illiad," 8 p.m., re-imagining of Homer’s classic. Chester.

Oldcastle Theatre

"The Fox on the Fairway," 8 p.m., Bennington, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company

Riotous Youth, 9, 10 an 11 a.m. "Les Faux Pas," 5:30 p.m. "Love’s Labours Lost," 7:30 p.m. "Beauty Queen of Leeane," dark Irish mother-and-daughter comedy, 8:30 p.m., Lenox. "Kaufman’s Barber Shop," world premiere performed at Upstreet Barbers, 442 North St., Pittsfield.

Taconic Stage Company

"My Brilliant Divorce," one-woman comedy show with Susan Fullerton, 7 p.m., St. John in the Wilderness Church, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls, N.Y., (518) 325-1234.

Theater Barn

"Young Frankenstein," musical, 8 p.m. Mel Brookes’ classic comedy with "Transylvania Mania" New Lebanon, N.Y.

Ventfort Hall

"Morgan O-Yuki: The Geisha of the Gilded Age," 4 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox, (413) 637-3206.

Wharton Salon

Double-bill of Wharton short stories: Ariel Bock as Mrs. Quentin and Ava Lindenmaier as Hope Fenway in "The Quicksand" by Alison Ragland, "The Looking Glass" by Elaine Smith, starring Diane Prusha. 5:30 p.m. at The Mount, Lenox.

WRITING

Lenox Library

Annual book sale, more than 30,000 books in many categories, opening 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., free 2 to 6 p.m. Lenox Library, 18 Main St. Benefits library’s free public programming.

Writers Read

Poets and writers reading their work. David Kherdian and Julianna Spallholz, 5:30 p.m. Free at Good Purpose Gallery, Starving Artist Cafe, 40 Main Street, Lee. (413) 394-5045.

Saturday

Aug. 24

ART

Becket Arts Center

Members exhibit, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free, 7 Brooker Hill Rd, Becket. (413) 623-6635.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Opening reception for "Earth Works: Gourds of Iron and Glass," 5 to 7 p.m. Stockbridge.

Frelinghuysen Morris House

"Emphasizing how to look at modern art" with optional hands-on activities at the historic house of abstract artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen. Frescoes, sculptures and murals, their work and their collection. Lenox.

Mass MoCA

"Space҆The Final Frontier?" family program with artists at the Speedway, 1 p.m., North Adams.

Project Native

Native Flower Arranging, 9 a.m.: floral design workshop lead by Lou Kratt, who has worked with Columbia County florists, Berkshire Botanical Garden and Project Native. Learn how to collect native flowers from Project Native seed bank and meadow as well as conditioning of flowers, basic design tips, and methods of preserving flowers. Creative ideas for unique containers will be discussed as well as using branches and grasses to achieve unique designs. Rain ate Aug. 25. Housatonic.

Unitarian Universalist Gallery

"Paul Glavin Watercolors, 2012-2013," on display through Aug. 25, UU Gallery and Social Hall, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

COMMUNITY

Abode of the Message

Mountain Path Festival 2013: Festival of performance, puppetry, aerialists, clowns, music, art, vendors, great food and more. Abode Mountain Retreat Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.theabode.org or (518) 794-8095

Bennington Museum

Farm to Table Dinner, 6 to 10 p.m. Tuscan-inspired, elegantly casual seven-course tasting dinner with vegetables, fruits, cheeses, cider, honey, meats and more from farms in Bennington County and the surrounding area. Meet the chefs, listen to the live music. Benefits Berkshire Museum.

Book and Bake Sale

Over 2,000 hard and soft cover books, 9 to 4, Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, across from Pitt Hall Road, Old Chatham, N.Y.

Cummington Fairgrounds

Cummington Fair -- animals shows, horse pulls, midway rides, carnival food, music and entertainment. 97 Fairgrounds Road, south of Route 9, Cummington, www.cummingtonfair.com.

Sandisfield Arts Center

Knitting workshop, 10 a.m. Beginner or experienced knitters: Bring yarn, needles, patterns, existing or new projects. Sandisfield.

DANCE

Jacob’s Pillow

Martha Graham Dance Company re-stages her "Rite of Spring," 2 and 8 p.m. Kyle Abraham/Abraham.in.Motion, "Pavement," emotional chronology of Black America, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m. Becket. Free Inside/Out Performance: August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble from August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 6:15 p.m. Becket. Free PillowTalk: PillowTalk: Framing Martha Graham, 4 p.m. Becket.

Omi International Arts Center

Showing -- Dance Omi Resident’s collaborations @ Omi, 2 p.m. Ghent, N.Y.

Performance Space 21

RubberbanDance Group, "Gravity of Center" Choreographer and dancer Victor Quijada blends hip hop with classical dance, 8 p.m. Chatam, N.Y.

FILM

Mass MoCA

"Airplane!" outdoor film 8:30 p.m., shown at Harriman-and-West Airport, North Adams. (Rain date: Sunday).

HISTORY

Bidwell House Museum

History talk: "The Rogers and Jackson Families: Twisted Tales of Love, Loyalty, Slavery, and Subversion in Colonial New England," with professor Allegra di Bonaventura of Yale University, 10 a.m., at Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham.

Mason Library

A celebration of the life and legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois, readings from his works at 10 a.m., at the library, 231 Main St.; and celebration of his life at 11 a.m., at First Congregational Church, 251 Main St., also guided tours of the W.E.B. Du Bois home site at 2 and 3 p.m., Great Barrington.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

"Charlotte’s Web," presented by Berkshire Children’s Theatre, 11 and 2, and "Chow Time," 12:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

David Grover Concert

David Grover and Friends, 10 a.m., bandstand behind Town Hall, Great Barrington.

LECTURE

Tanglewood Lecture

"Beethoven’s Most Spectacular Mistake! New Light on Beethoven’s Ninth," with professor Jeremy Yudkin, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox; reservations: yudkinjaf@gmail.com or at the door.

MUSIC

The Mount

"Music After Hours," with Charles Neville, 5 to 8 p.m., on the terrace, 2 Plunkett St., off Route 7, Lenox.

Music & More

Daedalus String Quartet -- Min-Young Kim and Matilda Kaul, violins; Jessica Thompson, viola; Thomas Kraines, cello, playing music by Schulhoff, Beethoven, Schubert and Smetana, 4:30 p.m., Meeting House, New Marlborough.

Tanglewood

Pre-rehearsal Talk at 9:30 a.m.; rehearsal for Saturday program at 10:30 a.m.; Family Concert, 2:30 p.m. Ozawa Hall; John Williams’ Film Night with Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams and David Newman, conductors, and Audra McDonald, vocalist, 8:30 p.m. in the Shed, Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Hoosic River Ride

One-day bike ride event with five route options, 7-mile Flatlander Family Loop to 100-mile Tri-State Century Challenge. Secondary roads, views of farms and forests and historic landmarks in Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont. The ride will be headquartered at the Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School St, Williamstown. Post-ride picnic 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. www.hoorwa.org, www.bikereg.com.

Project Native

Bug and butterfly safari, 9:30 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.

SPORTS

Sprint Triathlon

11th annual event to benefit YMCA’s general scholarship campaign, includes swim, bike and run, Burbank Park, Onota Lake, Pittsfield; registration/pick up race packets between 5 and 7 p.m., at start/finish area at Onota Lake.

THEATER

Bard College at Simon’s Rock

"Leap Year" presented by Shakespeare & Company, family drama about a couple whose second child has Downs Syndrome, 2:30 and 7 p.m. Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Barrington Stage Company

"Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah," 4 and 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "Much Ado about Nothing," Shakespearean comedy, 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Anna Christie" by Eugene O’Neill, 2 and 8 p.m. a young woman abandoned by her father meets him as an adult. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "The cat and the Canary," young Annabelle is named heir to a large fortune -- if she is deemed legally sane. 2 and 8 p.m., Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge.

Capitol Steps

Political comedy in song, 8 p.m., 55 Lee Road/Route 20, Lenox, (413) 881-1636 or www.cranwell.com.

Chester Theater

"An Illiad," 8 p.m., re-imagining of Homer’s classic: much-traveled Poet, accompanied by live music, tells his story of gods and goddesses, kings and heroes, epic battles and endless war. Chester.

Oldcastle Theatre

"The Fox on the Fairway," 2 and 8 p.m., Bennington, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company

Behind-the-scenes tour, 10:30 a.m. "Love’s Labours Lost," 2 p.m. "Beauty Queen of Leeane," 3 p.m. "Les Faux Pas," 5:30 p.m. "Mother Courage and Her Children," 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.

Taconic Stage Company

"My Brilliant Divorce," one-woman comedy show with Susan Fullerton, 7 p.m., St. John in the Wilderness Church, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls, N.Y., (518) 325-1234.

Theater Barn

"Young Frankenstein," musical, 4 and 8 p.m. Mel Brookes’ classic comedy with "Transylvania Mania," New Lebanon, N.Y.

Ventfort Hall

"Morgan O-Yuki: The Geisha of the Gilded Age," 4 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox, (413) 637-3206.

Wharton Salon

Double-bill of Wharton short stories: Ariel Bock as Mrs. Quentin and Ava Lindenmaier as Hope Fenway in "The Quicksand" by Alison Ragland, "The Looking Glass" by Elaine Smith, starring Diane Prusha. 5:30 p.m. at The Mount, Lenox.

WRITING

Lenox Library

Annual book sale, more than 30,000 books in many categories, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lenox Library, 18 Main St. Benefits library’s free public programming.

Sunday

Aug. 25

ART

Becket Arts Center

Members exhibit, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free, 7 Brooker Hill Rd, Becket. (413) 623-6635.

Clark Art Institute

"North Atlantic Drift: Winslow Homer and French Painting," 3 p.m. Free talk, Erica E. Hirshler, senior curator of American paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, discusses Winslow Homer’s independence and influences. Williamstown.

Frelinghuysen Morris House

"Emphasizing how to look at modern art" with optional hands-on activities at the historic house of abstract artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen. Frescoes, sculptures and murals, their work and their collection. Lenox.

Photography workshop

Digital photography Workshop with Bill Wright and Alchemy Initiative, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., learn the fundamentals of exposure and composition. Bascom Lodge, summit of Mount Greylock. Register www.AlchemyInitiative.org.

Unitarian Universalist Gallery

"Paul Glavin Watercolors, 2012-2013," on display through Aug. 25, UU Gallery and Social Hall, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

COMMUNITY

Cummington Fairgrounds

Cummington Fair -- animals shows, horse pulls, midway rides, carnival food, music and entertainment. 97 Fairgrounds Road, south of Route 9, Cummington, www.cummingtonfair.com.

North Adams

Motorama 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- 200 vintage and exotic vehicles for a day of automotive fun! The event features bands, merchants, and a special stunt motorcycle show by Luke ‘Duke’ Emmons. Proceeds from the event benefit NAPD’s R.O.P.E.S. camp. Event sponsored by WUPE and WNAW. Downtown North Adams.

Topia Arts Center

Swing Dancing on Pleasant Street with live music, 2 to 5 p.m., Sundays to Sept. 1, 10 Pleasant St., Adams, in front of Topia Inn. Street will be temporarily closed to traffic. Free and open to all.

FILM

Jacob’s Pillow

Martha Graham Dance Company re-stages her "Rite of Spring," 2 p.m. Kyle Abraham/Abraham.in.Motion, "Pavement," emotional chronology of Black America, 2:15 p.m. Master class: Kyle Abraham. Film "Never Stand Still," 4:30 p.m. Becket.

MUSIC

Bascom Lodge

Wintergreen, folk trio, 6 p.m., free, summit of Mount Greylock, (413) 743-1591.

Performance Space 21

"The Buzzards: Rockabilly!" community lawn dance concert, 6 p.m. with house band at the Bayou in Long Island. 2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y., (518) 392-6121.

Tanglewood

Boston Symphony Orchestra with Bernard Haitink, conductor; Erin Wall, soprano; Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Joseph Kaiser, tenor; John Relyea, bass-baritone; Tanglewood Festival Chorus with John Oliver, conductor: Beethoven "Symphony No. 9," 2:30 p.m. in the Shed. Monty Alexander Trio, 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall, Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew’s Cobble

Canoe trip down the Housatonic, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays to Sept. 8. Sheffield. (413) 229-8600

THEATER

Bard College at Simon’s Rock

"Leap Year" presented by Shakespeare & Company, family drama about a couple whose second child has Downs Syndrome, 2:30 and 7 p.m. Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Barrington Stage Company

"Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah," 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "Much Ado about Nothing," Shakespearean comedy, 5 p.m., Mainstage. "The Coolest Nerds in Town," Broadway performers sing Sam Salmond songs, 8 p.m. Pittsfield.

Capitol Steps

Political comedy in song, 8 p.m., 55 Lee Road/Route 20, Lenox, (413) 881-1636 or www.cranwell.com.

Chester Theater

"An Illiad," 8 p.m., re-imagining of Homer’s classic, Chester.

Oldcastle Theatre

"The Fox on the Fairway," 2 p.m., wager staked at a snazzy country club’s annual golf tournament, with three love affairs, a disappearing diamond and objectionable sweaters. Bennington, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company

Author talk with Letty Cottin Pogrebin, 10:30 a.m. "Mother Courage and Her Children, 2 p.m. "Heroes," 3 p.m. "Love’s Labours Lost," 7:30 p.m. "Beauty Queen of Leeane," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Taconic Stage Company

"My Brilliant Divorce," one-woman comedy show with Susan Fullerton, 3 p.m., St. John in the Wilderness Church, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls, N.Y., (518) 325-1234.

Theater Barn

"Young Frankenstein," musical, 2 p.m. Mel Brookes’ classic comedy with "Transylvania Mania" New Lebanon, N.Y.

Town Players

Staged reading of "Clothes Encounters" by Roger Karshner, 3 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Ventfort Hall

"Morgan O-Yuki: The Geisha of the Gilded Age," 10 a.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox, (413) 637-3206.

Wharton Salon

Double-bill of Wharton short stories: Ariel Bock as Mrs. Quentin and Ava Lindenmaier as Hope Fenway in "The Quicksand" by Alison Ragland, "The Looking Glass" by Elaine Smith, starring Diane Prusha. 5:30 p.m. at The Mount, Lenox.

WRITING

Lenox Library

Annual book sale, more than 30,000 books in many categories, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lenox Library, 18 Main St. Benefits library’s free public programming.

Monday

Aug. 26

ART

Bascom Lodge

Artist talk presented as part of DownStreet Art’s 2013 celebration, 6 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock, (413) 743-1591.

FILM

Clark Art Institute

Homericana film: "The Whales of August," 3 p.m. With Lillian Gish, Bette Davis, and Vincent Price. Free. Williamstowwn.

THEATER

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Anna Christie" by Eugene O’Neill, 8 p.m. a young woman abandoned by her father meets him as an adult. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Capitol Steps

Political comedy in song, 8 p.m., 55 Lee Road/Route 20, Lenox, (413) 881-1636 or www.cranwell.com.

WRITING

The Mount

"The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story," author’s talk and tea with Lily Koppel, 4 p.m., on the wives of the first astronauts launched into space, Koppel follows them across 50 years; also, "Ghost Tour," 90-minute guided tour of the most haunted parts of the Mount, 7:30 p.m., Lenox.

Tuesday

Aug. 27

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

"Pina" 8:30 p.m., free. Legendary German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch’s greatest works. Chatham, N.Y.

KID STUFF

Lilac Park

Terry A La Berry and Friends, family concert sponsored by Lenox Library, 11 a.m., Lilac Park, Lenox.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Summer Sketch Club," on-location drawing and painting class, 10 to noon, Route 183, Stockbridge.

LECTURES

City Hall

"Affirmative Action," free public forum with Civil Rights author, Professor Stewart Burns, 4 p.m., 70 Allen St., Pittsfield, (413) 499-9340.

Ventfort Hall

"80 Days, 1889: Nellie Bly’s Race Around the World," with Matthew Goodman, author, 4 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox, (413) 637-3206.

MUSIC

Clark Art Institute

Dorian Wind Quintet with Spencer Myer, pianist, works of Reicha, Bach and Thuille, 8 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah," 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Anna Christie" by Eugene O’Neill, 8 p.m. a young woman abandoned by her father meets him as an adult. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Shakespeare & Company

"Love’s Labours Lost," 7:30 p.m. "Beauty Queen of Leeane," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Town Players

Auditions for upcoming cabaret, 6:30 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Wednesday

Aug. 28

COMMUNITY

Columbia County Fair

Animals, contests, horse pulls and pig race, music an entertainment, midway rides and food with 173-year-old Columbia County Agricultural Society. Painted Pony Rodeo, tractor pulls, demolition derby. www.columbiafair.com.

HISTORY

Bascom Lodge

"Greylock in Time and Space," exploration of the mountain’s history and nature with Alec Gillman, interpretive ranger at Mount Greylock, 6 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

KID STUFF

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Creating Together: A Parent-Child Experience," interactive art experience to explore galleries, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Route 183, Stockbridge.

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

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

’Live on the Lake’

Who Are You?, The Who cover band, 6 to 8 p.m., Burbank Park, Onota Lake, Pittsfield.

Spectrum Playhouse

Eagles Band, 6:30 p.m., Lee.

OUTOORS

Field Farm

"The Disappearing Stream," talk and expolration 1 to 3 p.m. Trails and grouns of 1967 post-modern guest house designed by Ulrich Franzen for art collector Lawrence Bloedel and bauhaus building. Williamstown.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah," 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Anna Christie" by Eugene O’Neill, 7 p.m. a young woman abandoned by her father meets him as an adult. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Capitol Steps

Political comedy in song, 8 p.m., 55 Lee Road/Route 20, Lenox, (413) 881-1636 or www.cranwell.com.

Shakespeare & Company

Behind-the-scenes tour, 10:30 a.m. "Beauty Queen of Leeane," 3 p.m. Studio series, new work: "Foreclosure" by Vincent Delaney, 5 p.m. "Love’s Labours Lost," 7:30 p.m. "Heroes," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Town Players

Auditions for upcoming cabaret, 6:30 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Ventfort Hall

"Morgan O-Yuki: The Geisha of the Gilded Age," 7 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox, (413) 637-3206.

’Wharton on Wednesday’

Professional actors read Wharton’s stories on the terrace, featuring readings from the novel "The Custom of the Country," in celebration of its 100th anniversary. 5 p.m. Lenox.