Thursday, May 22

ART

Hancock Shaker Village

Dual gallery exhibition of Paul Lange's "Fowl Portraits" and Eric Korenman's "Shaker Series" in the Poultry House. Opens today. Pittsfield.

COMMUNITY

Arrowhead

Opening weekend: Ribbon-cutting ceremony, 11 a.m.; Jazz Bones concert with David Neill, 7 p.m., free. Pittsfield.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

Preview: "The Other Place," a psychological thriller, 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"Play Date" by John Morogiello, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Bennington.

Friday, May 23

ART

Berkshire Botanical Garden

"Windswept" opening: Sculpture and objects celebrate the beauty of wind. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. Stockbridge.

Chesterwood

Studio Preview Gala benefit, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Stockbridge.

Great Barrington Historical Society

Art exhibition opens, "Great Barrington: The Best Small Town," painting, watercolor, drawing or photography, Mason Library, to benefit Historical Society. Exhibition from the GBHS Archives on Main Street.

COMMUNITY

Arrowhead

Opening weekend: Free-tours-day for Pittsfield residents. First tours of Melville's Farm. Pittsfield.

Writers Read

Peter Filkins and Howard Faerstein, 5:30 p.m. Good Purpose Gallery, Lee.

MUSIC

West Stockbridge Town Hall

West Stockbridge Chamber Players' annual spring concert, concert benefits the West Stockbridge Historical Society and the restoration of historic Town Hall. 6 p.m., West Stockbridge.

OUTDOORS

Canoe Meadows

Guided bird walk, 7-9 a.m. Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Pittsfield.

Hoffmann Bird Club

Day trip along River Road in Kent, Conn., in search of Worm-eating, Hooded and Cerulean warblers. Bring lunch. (413) 442-6327.

Mission House

Garden workday 9 a.m. to noon. 19 Main St., Stockbridge

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Other Place," a psychological thriller, 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

The Ghent Playhouse

John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," 8 p.m., Ghent, N.Y.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

It's the parents who are naughty in "Play Date" by John Morogiello, 7:30 p.m. Bennington.

Saturday, May 24

ART

Hancock Shaker Village

Appliqued quilting workshop. Pittsfield.

Chesterwood

"An Oasis of Beauty: Photographs by Artist-in-Residence Julie McCarthy" opens. Chesterwood opens for the season with public reopening of Daniel Chester French's restored studio. Stockbridge.

Mass MoCA

Celebrate 15 Years! Party 4 p.m. to midnight: Opening for Teresita Fernández's "As above so below," food truck courtyard 6 p.m., dance party 7 p.m., live music with Red Baraat 8 p.m., champagne toast with Joe Thompson 9 p.m. Auction, pop-up performances. North Adams.

COMMUNITY

Alchemy Initiative

"Resin Jewelry Making," a hands-on workshop by Patricia Boissevaint, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Boissevaint's studio, 9 Park St., Stockbridge. www.alchemyinitiative.org.

Arrowhead

Opening weekend: Full tours starting at 11 a.m.; book signing for "Power of Place: Herman Melville in the Berkshires," with Marianna Poutasse and Donna Kittredge, 2 p.m. Pittsfield.

Bennington Mayfest

Downtown festival with more than 125 crafters and artisans from throughout New England: Wood, pottery, glass, metal, fabric and jewelry. Food booths -- Indian, German, Italian and American, fried dough, seafood, pizza, baked potatoes, ice cream. Farmers Market, contests and games. betterbennington.com

Mass. Sheep and Woolcraft Fair

Sheep dog trials, wool booths, demonstrations and crafters begin at 7 a.m. Day ends with lamb roast/pot luck supper and ice cream social at 6 p.m. Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington masheepwool.org

Otis Cultural Council

Huge town tag sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Otis Ski Ridge parking lot, Route 23. townofotisma.com/culturalcouncil.

MUSIC

Berkshire Music School

Student Recital from Rahima Hohlstein, piano. 1:30 p.m., Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Sandisfield Arts Center

"Dancing on the Edge" cabaret with Linda Mironti, 4 p.m. Sandisfield.

Tannery Pond Concerts

Dover String Quartet with pianist Alon Goldstein, 6 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Summit Hike Series

Mount Greylock via Hopper Trail and AT, 8.2-mile round-trip hike, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Strenuous with an elevation gain of almost 2,400 feet. Directions to meeting place will be sent upon registration. Williamstown.

Hoffmann Bird Club

Four miles at a birding pace along a marsh and a wooded stream, on back roads and trails, and along limestone cliffs at the base of Mount Greylock. 7 a.m. (413) 458-3664.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

Conversations With: "The Process is the Thing" (Part 1). Playwright Sharr White discusses "The Other Place," moderated by director Christopher Innvar, free, 4 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "The Other Place," 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

The Ghent Playhouse

John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," the classic saga of displaced heartland Americans during the Dust Bowl Depression. 8 p.m., Ghent, N.Y.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

It's the parents who are naughty in "Play Date" by John Morogiello, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

Preview: "Shakespeare's Will," the uncharted and tumultuous life of Anne Hathaway -- Shakespeare's enigmatic wife, 7:30 p.m., Lenox.

Sunday, May 25

COMMUNITY

Arrowhead

Opening weekend: Opening of Eaton, Crane & Pike exhibit, 11 a.m. Curator Al DeMaio will lead a tour. Pittsfield.

Bidwell House Museum

Concert and opening reception. Singer-songwriter Diane Taraz performs "Songs from the American Revolution" with guitar and lap dulcimer. 3 p.m. Monterey.

Mark Skinner Library

Signe Burgstaller, ambassador and deputy representative of Sweden to the U.N., on "Women, Peace and Security," 4 p.m. Manchester.

Mass. Sheep and Woolcraft Fair

Sheep dog trials, wool booths, demonstrations, sheep show, crafters and food, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington. Information masheepwool.org

OUTDOORS

Hoffmann Bird Club

Hilltown Ramble, 6:30 a.m. A search for migrating song birds in Windsor and Hawley Bog. Meet at Moran Wildlife Management Area, Route 8A in Windsor. (413) 684-3724

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Other Place," a psychological thriller, 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

The Ghent Playhouse

John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," the classic saga of displaced heartland Americans during the Dust Bowl Depression. 2 p.m., Ghent, N.Y.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"Play Date" by John Morogiello, 2 p.m. Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

Preview: "Shakespeare's Will," life of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare's wife, 7:30 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Monday, May 26

COMMUNITY

Arrowhead

Opening weekend: A Whale of an Afternoon. Selected reads of "Moby-Dick," 4- 5 p.m. Pittsfield.

Sheffield Historical Society

"Veterans' Stories," student interactive video interviews with local veterans, show opens today, through July 7. Old Stone Store, Sheffield.

Tuesday, May 27

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Other Place," a psychological thriller, 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage.

Wednesday May 28

OUTDOORS

Hoosac Range Hike

BNRC president, Tad Ames leads out-and-back hike in North Adams, 10 a.m. with Berkshire Natural Resources Council. bnrc.net.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Other Place," a psychological thriller, 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage.