Thursday

Sept. 12

ART

Clark Art Insitute

Darby English, new Starr Director of the Research and Academic Program (RAP), in a conversation with RAP Associate Director David Breslin at 5:30 p.m. Free at Stone Hill Center. 225 South St., Williamstown. www.clarkart.edu

HISTORY

Mission House

Mohican Museum and free self-guided walking tour of Mohican sites. Guided museum tours at 2 p.m. Landscape architect Fletcher Steele designed the Colonial Revival gardens: 100 herbs, perennials and annuals. 19 Main St., Stockbridge. (413) 298-3239.

Naumkeag

Gardens open on summer evening, 5 to 8 p.m., with wine. Scott Fulford, landscape architect, to speak on garden design and restoration. (413) 298-8138.

MUSIC

Williams College

Master Class with visiting artist Miro Sprague, piano, Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 4:15 p.m. Miro Sprague, in concert, piano, 8 p.m. in Chapin Hall. Free. Williamstown. music.williams.edu

WRITING

Berkshire Wordfest

"Writing from the Heart," Presented in partnership with the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, 5 p.m., free. Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez hostst readings by Suzi Banks Baum, Sahra Brubeck, Anni Crofut, Hannah Fries, Jan Hutchinson, Lydia Littlefield and Maria Sirois. Events continue through Sept.


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Friday

Sept. 13

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell: Humorous Tales and Little Known Facts, program for adults, 2:30 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

The Big E

Hilby, the Skinny German Juggle Boy, 11 a.m., 1, & 6:30 p.m. DJ Pauly D- Dance Party, 8 p.m., Court of Honor Stage; Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

"Museum Adventures" songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more, for children 18 months to 3 years. 11 to 11:30 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield. (413) 443-7171.

MUSIC

Clark Art Institute

In 1975 and 1976 Paul McCartney and Wings undertook the epic "Wings over the World" tour. Concert fully restored from the original 35mm, shown in HD at 7 p.m. clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524.

OUTDOORS

Canoe Meadows

Bird walk 8 a.m. with Noreen Mole, Hoffmann Bird Club Past President. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome. Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

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. Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Beauty Queen of Leenane" featuring Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer and Elizabeth Aspenlieder. 8:30 p.m., Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Theater Barn

"Better Late" December-December-December romance by Emmy winner Larry Gelbart. 8 p.m., 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, NY. (518) 794-8989 thru Sept. 22

Saturday

Sept. 14

COMMUNITY

ABC Linen Sale

Bed, Bath, Table and Closet, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- giant sale of gently used sheets, towels, blankets, comforters, pillows, table linen, as well as robes, pajamas, slippers, and stuffed animals. Benefits Greylock A Better Chance. First Congregational Church, 906 Main St., Williamstown. (413) 458-5557.

The Big E

Don Felder, An Evening at The Hotel California, 7:30 p.m., xfinity arena; Darlene Love, 3 & 8 p.m., Court of Honor Stage; Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

HISTORY

Naumkeag

Historic home of the Choate family designed in the 1880s by McKim, Mead & White, with world-famous gardens by Fletcher Steele: Chinese Gardens, Blue Steps. Apples and Pears, Upstairs and Downstairs tours Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., behind-the-scenes look at the world of servants and workers in the Gilded Age. Stockbridge.

Stockbridge Cemetery

"Smart from the Start: 275 Years of Education in Stockbridge" presented by the Stockbridge Library's Museum Archives, 4 p.m., Main St., Route 10, Stockbridge; gather at the cemetery gate. (413) 298-5501.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

"Chow Time"in aquarium, 12:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield. (413) 443-7171.

MUSIC

The Colonial Theatre

The Killer B's!; ballads of Barry Manilow, Billy Joel, and The Beatles, 7:30 p.m., Pittsfield.413) 997-4444.

OUTDOORS

Ashintully Gardens

Trail through sheltering Berkshires valley to outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a stream. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Free. Sodem Road, Tyringham.

Blueberry Hill Hawk Watch

Look for raptors overhead and migrating passerines in the woods. Bring a dish to share and meet Tom Begley at Price Chopper parking lot on Pittsfield-Lenox Road to carpool, 7:30. Rain date 9/15. (413) 655-0112.

Field Farm

Tours of Folly at Field Farm, post-modernist home and American Modern style Guest House, Saturdays at Noon and 1 p.m., 554 Sloan Road, Williamstown. Trustees of Reservations.

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, 4 and 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Beauty Queen of Leenane" featuring Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer and Elizabeth Aspenlieder. 3:00 & 8:30 p.m., Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Theater Barn

"Better Late" December-December-December romance by Emmy winner Larry Gelbart. 8 p.m., 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, NY. (518) 794-8989 thru Sept. 22

Sunday

Sept. 15

COMMUNITY

Steepletop

First "Millayathon," starting at 11 a.m., reading, non-stop, Edna St. Vincent Millay's complete poems. Visitors have an may read as well. Listening is Free. 436 East Hill Road, Austerlitz N.Y. www.millay.org

The Big E

Tommy James and the Shondells, 7:30 p.m., xfinity arena; Darlene Love, 3 & 8 p.m., Court of Honor Stage; Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

HISTORY

Bennington Historical Society

‘What Bennington Made -- Made Bennington' guided tour to Bennington's mill sites and places that made Bennington a thriving mill town. Tour leaves from the Bennington Station on Depot Street at 2 p.m. www.benningtonmuseum.org

Quaker Meeting House

Built in 1782 by the East Hoosuck Meeting of the Society of Friends, place of worship of the family of Susan B. Anthony. Free tours: Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., July 7 to Oct. 13. Maple Street Cemetery, Adams. www.adamshistorical.us.

MUSIC

South Mountain

Orion String Quartet with guest Peter Serkin will perform at 3 p.m., Route 7 and 20, Pittsfield. (413) 442-2106.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah," 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

Theater Barn

"Better Late" 2 p.m., 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, NY. (518) 794-8989

Monday

Sept. 16

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Grown

15th Annual Harvest Supper celebrating local food and farms, 6 p.m., with more than two dozen Berkshire Grown member chefs and local beverage producers, at Ski Butternut, Route 23, Great Barrington. Benefits Berkshire Grown. (413) 528-0041. www.berkshiregrown.org

The Big E

Darlene Love, 3 & 8 p.m., Court of Honor Stage; Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

Tuesday

Sept. 17

COMMUNITY

The Big E

Mike Pender of The Searchers, Court of Honor Stage; Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

DANCE

Williams College

Alvin Ailey's second company, Ailey II, 8 p.m. ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main Street, Williamstown. (413) 597-2425.

Wednesday

Sept. 18

COMMUNITY

Bascom Lodge

Music by Bruce Mandell, 6 p.m., summit of Mount Greylock.

MUSIC

Bascom Lodge

Bruce Mandel on acoustic guitar, solo set of original music and stories. 6 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock. (413) 743-1591.

Ventfort Hall

Ventfort Folk: Music and a Sunset, featuring Moonshine Holler. Enjoy free music craft beer, and a stunning sunset; 5-7:30 p.m., Lenox.