Thursday, June 12

ART

Williams College Museum of Art

"Material Friction: Americana and American Art," artworks from collection, opens. Samplers and blanket chests, Hudson River School paintings and Georgia O'Keefe. Grant Wood and Amish farmers, Paul Cadmus and a blacksmith from Maine. Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

Lenox Library

Authors Mary and Bill Lewis on Route 20 and the Erie Canal, "Through the Heartland on U.S. 20." 7 p.m., free. Lenox.

Mission House

Big Clean volunteer day at historic house with Munsee-Mohican Exhibit Museum and Fletcher Steele-designed gardens. Main Street, Stockbridge.

The Mount

"America's Lost Playwright: Edith Wharton's Writing for the Stage" with scholar Laura Rattray, 6 p.m. Lenox. THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Other Place," a psychological thriller, 4 and 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Preview: "Kiss Me Kate," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"Doubt" by John Patrick Shanley, a nun who suspects a young priest of improper relations with a student, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Bennington.

Friday, June 13

COMMUNITY

Arrowhead

A 19th-century Chautauqua with "Nathaniel Hawthorne," who will read from his work, 7 p.m., Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Guthrie Center

Interlopers, Troubador series, folk music at site of Alice's Restaurant, 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire BioBlitz

24-hour species inventory of a park or property at the Threemile Hill Trail/ Fountain Pond State Park with Berkshire Natural Resources Council. Begins at noon. Find birds, reptiles, mammals, plants, fish, with professionals and scientists. berkshirebioblitz.org

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Kiss Me Kate," 8 p.m., Mainstage, post-show talk."The Other Place," 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"Doubt," a nun who suspects a young priest of improper relations with a student, 7:30 p.m. Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

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

Saturday, June 14

ART

Meetinghouse Gallery

Eleven artists in wood, metal and stone. Gallery hours: Friday, Saturday Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Show June 14 to July 6. New Marlborough.

HISTORY

Bidwell House Museum

"Welcoming Mary Bidwell: A Story of Love, Marriage and Politics in the 1790s Berkshire Hills," 10 a.m. talk, Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham

Sandisfield Arts Center

Historic Homes talk, 10 a.m. Route 57, Sandisfield

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Gala, 5:30 p.m. Bill and Camille Cosby, and dancer Carmen de Lavallade. Trey McIntyre Project, Hong Kong Ballet and the Ballet Program at Jacob's Pillow. Dinner, auction and dancing. Becket.

KID STUFF

Mass MoCA

Kidspace: "It's Only Human" opens 11 a.m. Hudson Vagabond Puppets perform "Caps for Sale," 2 p.m. North Adams

MUSIC

Berkshire Music School

Peces for wind trio by BMS student Joy Robin Dronge. 2 p.m. \30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Free will donation.

Guthrie Center

Laura Nyro Tribute, "Spero Plays Nyro," by The Christine Spero Group, 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire BioBlitz

24-hour species inventory of a park or property at the Threemile Hill Trail/Fountain Pond State Park with Berkshire Natural Resources Council. Ends at noon. shirebioblitz.org

Housatonic Valley Association

Paddle Rising Pond to the Housatonic Flats Reserve, 9 a.m., with Upper Housatonic Valley Heritage Area and the Berkshire Natural Resources Council. Reservations required. Free

Jackson Pond bird walk

A slow-paced bird walk in field edges, mature forest and wetland, 7 a.m. with Berkshire Natural Resources Council. Meet at the Stockbridge Bowl boat launch on Route 183. bnrc.net

Project Native

Native Flora Walk with the Berkshire Bioblitz. Free. Housatonic.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Other Place," 4 and 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "Kiss Me Kate," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

The Colonial Theatre

Lisa Lampanelli: The Leaner Meaner Tour, 8 p.m., Pittsfield.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"Doubt" 2 and 7:30 p.m. Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

"Shakespeare's Will," 7:30 p.m., Lenox.

Sunday, June 15

MUSIC

Close Encounters With Music

"The Many Faces of Antonin Dvorak: Bohemia Idyll," Grammy Award-winning mezzo Kelley O'Connor, Itamar Zorman and Roman Rabinovich, 2 p.m. Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox.

Music from Salem

Viola Seminar concert, 7 p.m. New premier arrangement of the C major fugue from the third Bach solo violin Sonata Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, N.Y.

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

Father's Day canoe trip, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Paddle the Housatonic. (413) 229-8600.

Bascom Lodge

Beekeeping Demo: Beekeepers from the Northern Berkshire Beekeeping Association and Honey Pot Apiary, 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock

Tamarack Hollow

Raise the Roof benefit: Bird walk 7 a.m. at Tamarack Hollow in Windsor, Tamarack Hollow tour 9:30 a.m. Gaia Roots and Trio Candela music, craft marketplace 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Savoy Town Park.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Kiss Me Kate," 5 p.m., Pittsfield.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"Doubt" 2 p.m. Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

"Shakespeare's Will," 3 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Monday, June 16

COMMUNITY

Bascom Lodge

Laura Didyk will read from her memoir-in-progress. 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

Knesset Israel

"Kings of Comedy," wit of Mel Brooks, 7:30 p.m., free. Pittsfield.

Naumkeag

Community Day in house and gardens Tours and talks 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

Tuesday, June 17

FILM

Performance Space 21

"Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould," documentary about the piano prodigy. 8:30 p.m. Free. Chatham, N.Y.

HISTORY

Ventfort Hall

Gary Lawrance, architect, "Among the Missing: Mrs. Astor's Fifth Avenue". 4 p.m. 104 Walker St., Lenox. (413) 637-3206.

MUSIC

Berkshire Music School

Paul Celebi in recital. 5 p.m. Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Hevreh

"Sermon in a Song: Wit, Wonder and Wisdom from the American Songbook," 7:30 p.m. Great Barrington.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Kiss Me Kate," 8 p.m., Mainstage, post-show discussion, Pittsifeld.

Wednesday, June 18

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Free Inside/Out: Harvard Dance Project, 6:15 p.m. The Hong Kong Ballet, 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. Becket.

MUSIC

Bascom Lodge

Berkshire Highlanders return to the summit for annual Bagpipe concert, 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

Berkshire Music School

Student recital, piano and flute. 6 p.m. 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Botanical Garden

"Seeing Flowers," talk with Teri Dunn Chace on her book of flower essays, 4 p.m. Stockbridge.

Housatonic Flats

Easy walk, 10 a.m. with Berkshire Natural Resources Council. Oxbow wetlands and tall floodplain forests of cottonwoods along with red and silver maples. Route 7 north of Great Barrington. bnrc.net

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

Preview: "Working on a Special Day," New England premiere, 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "Kiss Me Kate," 2 and 7 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Dorset Theatre Festival

Main stage: "Red," Six-time Tony Award-winning drama about artist Mark Rothko. 8 p.m., Dorset.