ART

Art Omi

1405 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y.

Through Sunday, July 24: Charley Friedman will show work in our Visitors Center Gallery with an opening reception and artist talk. Free and open to the public. Located in the Newmark Gallery.

Becket Art Center

7 Brooker Hill Road, off Route 8, Becket. Mass. 413-623-6635.

Wednesday, July 6: Families Dance Together, 5 p.m., at Jacob's Pillow.

Friday, July 8: Yoga class, 8:30 a.m.

Saturday, July 9: Hilltown Brouhaha, Becket-Washington town fair, 11 a.m., North Becket's historic district.

Tuesday, July 12: Lecture, "Producing a Season," Julianne Boyd, artistic director, Barrington Stage Co., 7:30 p.m.

Bennington Museum

75 Main St., Bennington, Vt.; 802-447-1571, www.benningtonmuseum.org.

June through October, open daily 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or call 802-447-1571 for more information. Admission: $10 adults; $9 seniors and students over 18; free, children and students under age 18. Wheelchair-accessible. Group tours offered for 10 or more individuals.

On view year-round: Grandma Moses Gallery. Largest public collection of paintings by Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860-1961) in the world.

Through July 10: "Out of This World," works by Sally Gil. Technicolor utopias draw the viewer into complex worlds.


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Saturday, July 2 through Nov. 6: "Milton Avery's Vermont." A focused look at the work this American modernist created based upon his summers spent in southern Vermont, from the mid-1930s through the mid-1940s.

Friday, July 8: Summer Party for "Milton Avery's Vermont," 5 to 8 p.m.

Works on Paper Gallery

Through Sunday, July 31: "It is all a mystery," works by Marcy Hermansader. A selective retrospective, featuring four distinct bodies of work dating from 1981 through 2015. While the works are all paper based, they are in actuality works with paper, drawn on, ripped and pricked, sewn, cut and glued.

Regional Artists Gallery

Through Sunday, July 10: "Out of This World," works by Sally Gil. The works in this exhibition suggest lush abstract landscapes with layers of paint and a variety of found print material.

Berkshire Art Museum

159 E. Main St., North Adams, Mass.

413-664-9550, BAMuseum.org

Summer hours: Wednesday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Fall: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Free.

On view now: "Iceberg," installation of Lexan Sculptures 1987-2011.

"Robotic," "Walter's Ontogen" 1999.

"Blueprints," original Blueprints from the Former Methodist Church.

Selections from the permanent collection, "Early Work of Eric Rudd 1966-1980,"

"Berkshire Artists of the Contemporary Artists Center 1990-1999," work of nine local artists.

"Sarah Sutro — Colors" and "Art and Architecture."

"Art and Architecture." Works by four artists whose interest is based in architecture.

A Chapel for Humanity (museum annex)

82 Summer St., Post Office Square, North Adams.

Installation of 150 life-sized figures, 54 ceiling panels, 9/11 Meditation Garden and "W.C. Drawings," figure drawings.

Berkshire Museum

39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.; 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org.

Thursday and Friday, July 7 and 8: Berkshire Children's Theater presents "The Wizard of Oz," 11 a.m., young performers present the musical classic. $15 adult, $8 child; museum members $5 adult, $3 child.

Friday, July 8: Science Night, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., enjoy an evening of science, invention, and fun. Free and open to the community.

Saturday, July 9: Sculpture and Photography Workshop with artist Robert Hite, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., create architectural sculptures out of found materials at the Berkshire Museum, then, proceed to Hancock Shaker Village for lunch and on-site photography of sculptures within the natural landscape. Reservations required: 413-443-7171, ext. 360. $45 per person; BM and HSV members $35; $12 optional lunch (must reserve at time of registration.) Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by paid adult.

Chesterwood

4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge, Mass. 413- 298-3579. www.chesterwood.org.

Open daily May 28 to Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with interpreters in the studio and residence. The residence is closed from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Adults, $18; seniors, $17; NTHP members, military, and children ages 13 to 17, $9; children under 13 and Friends of Chesterwood, free; grounds-only admission: adults, $10; children ages 13 to 17, $5.

Through Sept. 18: The Nature of Glass: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2016, featuring 12 nationally recognized glass artists including William Carlson, Daniel Clayman, Richard Jolley, and Tom Patti, who have incorporated glass in their outdoor sculptural work.

Clark Art Institute

225 South St., Williamstown, Mass. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

On exhibit

Through Oct. 10: Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado exhibition.

July 4-Oct. 10: "Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill" exhibition. As the ground beneath our feet shifts, worlds change in unexpected ways. "Sensing Place" provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the enduring value of place by exploring Stone Hill, a prominent geological formation at the heart of the Clark's campus.

Lectures/readings

Friday, July 8: Tapas Bar, 3 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 9: Plein Air drawing at Thomas Schütte: Crystal, 1 to 4 p.m., free.

Sunday, July 10: Family art making, activities, and performances in celebration of Splendor, Myth, and Vision, 1 to 4 p.m., activities are free — gallery admission is charged.

Sunday, July 10: "Creating Sensing Place," 3 p.m., free lecture.

Tuesday, July 12: Across the Pond, 6 p.m., free concert.

Wednesday, July 13: Drop-in figure drawing class, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., free with gallery admission.

Community Access to the Arts

July 1 to 31: "I Am a Part of Art," exhibit of painting, drawing, collage created by CATA artists with disabilities. Reception, Thursday, July 14, 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-528-5485.

July 4 to Aug. 15: "I Am a Part of Art." Free. Clark Art Institute, Lunder Center, 225 South St., Williamstown, Mass., 413-528-5485.

Ferrin Contemporary Gallery

1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass.

Through Aug. 7: "Exposed: Heads, Busts, And Nudes," a group show of ceramic figural sculpture by masters 1950–present.

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

92 Hawthorne St., Lenox, Mass. 413-637-0166, www.frelinghuysen.org

Open Thursday-Sunday for hourly guided tours, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. After Labor Day, Thursday-Saturday. Pre-arranged groups of six or more beginning May 1.

Friday, July 8: Painting demonstration with artist Joanie Ciolfi. 11 a.m.

Good Purpose Gallery

413-394-5045, goodpurpose.org

Through Aug. 9: "Brilliant Colors" Art by Scott Taylor and Joan Ciolfi. Good Purpose Gallery, 40 Main St., Lee, Mass. Free.

Hancock Shaker Village

Routes 41 and 20, Pittsfield. 413-443-0188 or hancockshakervillage.org.

"Highlights from the Fitzpatrick Quilt Collection," exhibition, through Oct. 30, Brick Dwelling. From the personal quilt collection of Jane Fitzpatrick, bequeathed to the Village by the Fitzpatrick family, owners of the Red Lion Inn and Country Curtains. Free with admission.

Saturday, July 9: Hancock Shaker Village and Berkshire Museum (collaborative program). Sculpture & Photography with artist Robert Hite, workshop, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join the artist as he creates whimsical architectural sculptures from found materials at Berkshire Museum, then proceed to Hancock Shaker Village for lunch and on-site photography of his large-scale sculptures on exhibit in the historic Village. $45 per person. Members of Berkshire Museum and/or Hancock Shaker Village $35. Box lunch available for $12; reserve when registering. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a paid adult.

Housatonic Valley Art League

107 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, Mass. www.hvart.com

Now through Sunday, July 31: Housatonic Valley Art League Annual Juried Art Show. Recent work from dozens of the areas best artists will be on exhibit and for sale. Opening reception Friday, July 1, 5 to 7 p.m. Show hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Monday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Saturday.

Hudson Opera House

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. 518-822 1438

Saturday, July 9- Sunday, Aug. 14: "Tidal," exhibition of drawings and paintings of an estuary, the Hudson, "the river that flows both ways", by Patrick Madden. Free. Opening reception with the artist, Saturday, July 9, 5-7 p.m.

IS183

13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. 413-298-5252, is183.org

All classes are open to the public at all skill levels.

June 27- Aug. 19: IS183 Art School Summer Art Show & Open House. All students in the adult classes and artist working in the open studios at IS183 are invited to participate in the 2016 student show. Stairway Gallery. A reception will be held Saturday, Aug. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Citizens' Hall, Stockbridge.

Knox Gallery

Monterey Library, 452 Main Road, Monterey Mass.; 413-528-3795, montereymasslibrary.org/knox-gallery

Through Saturday, July 23: Exhibit, "A Parliament of Owls, A Conspiracy of Ravens: David Bacharach Sculpture." Free.

Lee Library

100 Main St., Lee, Mass.

Opening reception for artists Gloria Goldstein (watercolor), Casey Goldstein (photography) and Harriet Pollack (acrylic). 4 to 6 p.m. in the Multi-media Room. On view through July.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfiel, Mass.

Wednesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. 413-499-9348, discoverpittsfield.com

Free and open to the public

Friday, July 1-30: Community Access to the Arts (CATA) presents "I Am a Part of Art," a celebration of CATA's visual artists and writers. The exhibit features more than 100 works of art created by artists with disabilities from Berkshire County.

Martha Canfield Library

528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, Vt.

www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org, 802-375-6153

Through July 30: Dan Shapiro's prints and paintings on display.

Mass MoCA

1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass.

Galleries are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Tuesdays through June 24. Beginning June 25, galleries will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, with extended evening hours to 7 p.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays. Gallery admission is $18 for adults, $16 for veterans and seniors, $12 for students, $8 for children 6 to 16, and free for children 5 and under. Members are admitted free year-round. Call 413-662-2111 or visit massmoca.org

"Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder." Twenty-three artists work in a wide range of media to explore perception, time and the cosmos to provoke viewers into their own state of wonder.

"Alex Da Corte: Free Roses," on view now. Provocative, puzzling, and visually seductive, in his first museum survey Alex Da Corte's neon-bright, exuberant works merge the languages of abstraction and modern design with banal, off-brand items, ranging from shampoo to soda to tchotchkes and household cleaning supplies.

"Sarah Crowner: Beetle in the Leaves," on view now. Crowner's exhibition at MASS MoCA — her first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum — features both existing paintings and major tile works designed and fabricated for the show.

"Federico Uribe: Here Comes the Sun" on view now. The works of Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Uribe, whose magical, colorful sculptural menagerie of animals — crafted out of leather bags, bullets, shoelaces and color pencils — can raise one's spirits, even though some of the imagery is fierce.

"Nick Cave: Kaleidoscopic Playground" on view now. Cave converts the Kidspace ArtBar into a veritable Kaleidoscopic Playground — a participatory art-making lab that invites visitors to explore their senses, emotions, and self.

"The Space Between:" on view now. The Space Between disperses installations by seven artists in interstitial or transitional spaces throughout the campus and beyond to investigate ways to actively inhabit this state of "just passing through."

"Richard Nonas: The Man in the Empty Space," on view now. In one of his most ambitious projects to date, the artist's quietly powerful sculpture will occupy and transform MASS MoCA's Building 5, the museum's signature gallery, nearly a football field in length.

"Anselm Kiefe:," on view seasonally, May through November. The long-term exhibition includes Étroits sont les Vaisseaux (Narrow are the Vessels) (2002), an 82-foot long, undulating wave-like sculpture made of cast concrete, exposed rebar, and lead.

"Sol Lewitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective," on view now. LeWitt — who stressed the idea behind his work over its execution — is widely regarded as one of the leading exponents of Minimalism and Conceptual Art, and is known primarily for his deceptively simple geometric structures and architecturally scaled wall drawings.

"Franz West: Les Pmmes d'Adam," on view seasonally, May through November. A monumental outdoor sculptural ensemble on extended loan from the Hall Art Foundation that is infused with humor and a particular delight in visual and linguistic puns.

"Barbara Takenaga: Nebraska," on view now. Takenaga creates a new work for a wall in the Hunter Hallway at MASS MoCA. Known for her small, labor-intensive, exuberant abstractions composed of matrix-like swirling patterns of dots, here Takenaga translates her meticulous handcrafted easel-sized work to wallpaper.

"Ran Hwang: Untethered," on view now. Using thousands upon thousands of buttons and pins, Korean artist Hwang installed "Untethered," a 140-foot-long sculpture featuring 14 birds, including six phoenixes.

"Michael Oatman: All Utopias Fell," on view seasonally, May through November. A project in three parts: The Shining, The Library of the Sun, and Codex Solis.

"Natalie Jeremijenko: Tree Logic," on view now. In Tree Logic, the art of the piece is not found in its condition at any single point in time, but in the change of the trees over time. When inverted, the six trees in this experiment still grow away from the earth and towards the sun.

"Don Gummer: Primary Separation," on view now. The sculpture consists of a massive granite boulder, 12 feet long by 6 feet tall, sawed in half.

"Stephen Vitiello: All Those Vanished Engines," on view now. Starting with the inherent resonance of the pipes and metal drums in the Mass MoCA Boiler House, Vitiello composed a layered sound installation that can be explored throughout the building.

"Christina Kubisch: Clocktower Project," on view now. The bells and beautiful brass clockworks share the tower with solar panels, electronic sound system, and a computer with Kubisch's unique program on its flash disc.

Norman Rockwell Museum

9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass.

May-October and holidays open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursdays until 7 p.m. in July and August. www.nrm.org

Admission: Members, free; Adults, $18; Seniors (65 and up) $17; Veterans, $16; College students with ID, $10; Children/teens 6 — 18, $6; Children 5 and under, free.

Through Oct. 30: "Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World."

Thursday, July 7: "Real or Imagined? Adventures in Visual Culture." — "Diversity, Perception, and Responsibility in Illustration" with Robyn Phillips-Pendleton. 5:30 p.m. Engaging series of talks and performances inspired by Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract world, and the persuasive power of visual imagery in its many forms. Free with Museum admission; members free. Reservations are suggested.

Thursday, July 7: Historic Property and "Build a Better Baby Carriage" Walks. 2 p.m. Free for museum members, or included with museum admission.

Friday, July 8: "Kids Create! An Early Childhood Program." 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children $6, $4 for museum members, or included with museum admission.

Friday, July 8: Friday Night at the Movies: "The Grapes of Wrath," 5:30 p.m. Free with museum admission; film only $10, $5 for members and children age 12 and under.

Sunday, July 10: "American Realist: An Evening with Painter Bo Bartlett." An American realist with a modernist vision, Bo Bartlett's monumental paintings are created in the tradition of Thomas Eakins, Andrew Wyeth, and Norman Rockwell, with a compelling contemporary twist. Free with Museum admission, members free. 5:30 p.m.

Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 15: "Drawing as a Tool for Seeing: A Week-Long Workshop" with Illustrator Patrick O'Donnell. $230; $195 members. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, July 12: Summer Sketch Club, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For ages 7 and older. $7, $5 for museum members per class, or included with museum admission.

Tuesday, July 12: "The Wyeth Legacy: A Family of Artists," 5:30 p.m. Free with museum admission.

Wednesday, July 13: "Creating Together: A Parent-Child Experience," 10 to 11:30 a.m. $7, $5 for museum members per class, or included with museum admission.

Wednesday, July 13: Yoga with Kathi Hatch 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Free.

Salem Art Works

19 Cary Lane, Salem, N.Y. 518-854-7674, www.salemartworks.org

Saturday, July 9 - Sunday, July 10: Children's Memory Bubble Workshop. Children will pick the colors for their personalized memory bubbles and sit at the bench and assist the Alzheimer's glass blowers.

Sandisfield Arts Center

5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield, Mass. 413-258-4100, www.sandisfieldartscenter.org

Saturday, July 9: "In the Gallery" works by Carol Kiendl: Line, Shape, Color, opening reception, 2-4 p.m. Free.

Sculpture Now

sculpturenow.org, edithwharton.org, or 413-623-2068 or 413-551-5111

REMIX, an outdoor Sculpture Exhibition presented by SculptureNow and The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass. Tour offered Sunday, July 10.

Sheffield Historical Society

Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield.

413-229-2694, sheffieldhistoricalsociety@gmail.com, www.sheffieldhistory.org

"Where the Berkshires Began," an exhibit on Sheffield, the oldest town in Berkshire County. Weekends through Sept. 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.

Southern Vermont Arts Center

930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester, Vermont. svac.org, (802) 367-1303

Yester House Galleries

Saturday, July 9 - Aug. 28: Summer Solo Show. Free.

Wilson Museum

Now through Tuesday, July 12: Modern Alchemy: The Art of Glass Exhibition.

Classes

Friday, July 8 - Sunday, July 10: "Landscape to Abstraction" workshop with Marianne Mitchell, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members: $355, Non-members: $385. Studio II at SVAC.

Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15: "Cartoon & Illustration" summer camp with Christine Mix, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Members: $180, Non-members: $200. Arkell Pavilion at SVAC.

Tuesday, July 12 - Friday, July 15: "Sculptural Elements in 3-D" workshop with Elaine Witten, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members: $355, Non-members: $385. Studio I at SVAC.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center

790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, N.Y. spencertownacademy.org

Gallery hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m.

"Capturing Color: Contemporary Pastels." 4 to 6 p.m. On view through July 17.

Vermont Arts Exchange

48 Main St., Bennington, Vt. vtartxchange.org, 802-442-5549

Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15: "Lines, Doodles and Dots" pre-school art camp led by pre-school teacher, Misti Granger. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $195

Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15: "Go Girls" Explore artwork created by female artists. For ages 8 and up. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $225

Williams College Museum of Art

15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Suite 2, Williamstown, Mass. wcma.williams.edu/programs

Now through Aug. 21: "Not Theories but Revelations:" The Art and Science of Abbott Handerson Thayer

Now through Sept. 25: "Both Sides Now: Lexa and Dan Walsh"

Now through Aug. 28: "African Art Against the State"

Special events

Thursday, July 7: "Enlivening Texture & Textile in Art" mini course. Engage the senses in a close study of the ways costume, texture and material are rendered by artists. 4 p.m. Free, registration required.

Thursday, July 7: "The Art and Science of Beer" workshop. 5 p.m. on the patio, Free, rain or shine.

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

358 George Carter Road, Becket, Mass. www.jacobspillow.org, 413-243-0745.

Exhibits

Through Sunday, Aug. 28: "Moving Still," exhibition focusing on large-format images by photographer Lois Greenfield. Open daily, Wednesday-Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.; Sunday through Tuesday, noon to 5 p.m. Norton Owen Reading Room.

Through Sunday, Aug. 28: "Hirschfeld on the Move." One of Al Hirschfeld's (1903-2003) last masterworks, a commissioned study of Ted Shawn at Jacob's Pillow, and nine decades of other dance images. Open one hour prior to each performance in the lobby of the Doris Duke Theatre.

Ted Shawn Theatre

Through Sunday, July 10: Gauthier Dance.

Wednesday, July 13 - Sunday, July 17: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, an international force in contemporary dance.

Doris Duke Theatre

Through Sunday, July 10: World Premiere, "And Still You Must Swing," evening of live music and tap dance.

Wednesday, July 13 - Sunday, July 17: Hubbard Street 2 in "Mariko's Magical Mix: A Dance Adventure." The imaginative voyage of a restless girl who finds inspiration from her mother's vinyl records.

Inside/Out Stage (All performances free.)

Thursday, July 7: Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. 6:15 p.m. Folkloric and contemporary interpretations of Mexican and Mexican-American culture and dance.

Friday, July 8: Christopher Ruud & The Stars of Ballet West. 6:15 p.m. Veteran leading dancer and choreographer for Ballet West Christopher Ruud, along with principal dancers perform classical and contemporary ballet.

Saturday, July 9: Improv Traditions and Innovations: From Ring Shout to Blues to Jazz Program, The School at Jacob's Pillow. 6:15 p.m. (3 p.m. rehearsal open to observers if held outside; closed if held indoors.)

Wednesday, July 13: DanceTheYard 6:15 p.m. A resident dance collective of The Yard at Martha's Vineyard featuring alumni of The School at Jacob's Pillow.

PillowTalks

All free; held at Blake's Barn

Friday, July 8: Award-Winning Camille A. Brown. 5 p.m. This year's Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient Camille A. Brown discusses her unique personal journey, recent TED Talks, and upcoming projects.

Saturday, July 9: "What the Eye Hears." 4 p.m. Brian Seibert, The New York Times critic, will discuss and sign copies of his new book, "What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing."

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y. (518) 392-6121, www.ps21chatham.org

Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15: Dance/Movement Workshop with Naomi Goldberg-Haas, Dances for a Variable Population. 8:30-10 a.m. $55/$50 members/$40 students Single session $12.

FAIRS, FESTIVALS AND FAMILY FUN

Adams Quaker Meeting House Tours

Maple Street Cemetery, Adams.

Sundays through Oct. 9: Quaker Meeting House, built in 1782 by the East Hoosuck Meeting of the Society of Friends, essentially unchanged since its construction. The place of worship of the family of Susan B. Anthony, born in Adams in 1820. Free tours by members of the Adams Historical Society and the Adams Historical Commission. Open 1 to 4 p.m.

Bascom Lodge

Atop Mount Greylock, www.bascomlodge.net

Sunday, July 10: The Third Annual Mount Greylock Free Jazz Festival. Noon to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 13: Happy hiking days are here again! with Lauren Stevens.6 p.m. Free.

BEHOLD! New Lebanon, the living museum of contemporary rural American life.

Different programs each Saturday, June through mid-October. Local residents welcome visitors into their work spaces — barns, kitchens, farms, studios, shops — where they ply their professions and de-mystify the secrets of rural life. $17. Tours depart from the BEHOLD! Station and Store, 438 Rte. 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. www.BeholdNewLebanon.org. 518-720-7265.

Bennington Free Library

101 Silver St., Bennington Vt. 802-442-9051

Wednesdays, July 13: Story hour for 3-6 year olds. 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Now through Sept. 30: Wall Works: Art at the Library, Art Show and Sale featuring Michael Horwitz's illustrations from Children's Choice, a weekly newspaper column for kids regionally syndicated from 1985-1991.

Berkshire Athenaeum

1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-499-9480

Thursday, July 7: Wayne Martin. Puppet Show, 1 p.m.

Monday, July 11: Kevin O'Keefe. One-man circus. 2 p.m.

Tuesday, July 12: Explorer Club. Crafts and activities. 2 p.m. (Registration is required, call the Berkshire Athenaeum to sign up).

Berkshire Carousel

Corner of South Church and Center streets, Pittsfield, Mass. www.berkshirecarousel.com

Summer hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Special musical, and theatrical programing every first and third Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday through Friday all summer on site education art workshops 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $12.50 per class. Saturday classes 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Berkshire Museum

39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.; 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org.

Ongoing programs

Tuesdays: WeeMuse Littlest Learners, 10:30 a.m., play and learn every week in this fun, interactive new program for children ages 6-18 months, with stories, songs, sign language, and exercise. Caregivers share stories and information from collective parenting experiences. Included with regular museum admission.

Fridays: WeeMuse Adventures, 11 a.m., children 18 months to 3 years old explore the aquarium and other galleries, included with regular museum admission.

Saturdays: Chow Time in the Aquarium, 12:30 p.m., lend a hand in the preparation of meals for the creatures that live in the aquarium, included with regular museum admission.

Bidwell House Museum

100 Art School Road, Monterey, Mass.; 413-528-6888, www.bidwellhousemuseum.org.

Saturday, July 9: A Tyringham Valley Homestead. 2 p.m. Participants will explore historical and modern agriculture in Tyringham, and look into the symbiotic relationship of families with their landscape. Free.

Bushnell-Sage Library

48 Main St., Sheffield, Mass., www.bushnellsagelibrary.org

Thursdays through Aug. 18: Art for All, for all ages, 10 a.m. Snack time for children (bring your own) and story time. Art is messy, so wear appropriate clothes.

Friday, July 8: On your mark, get set Read! Last day of a week of exercising our bodies and our minds with this summer's reading program theme. Free. 9 a.m.-noon.

Crane Museum and Center for the Paper Arts

Off West Housatonic Street, Dalton, Mass.; 413-684-6380

Monday through Friday, 1-5 p.m.

Trace the history of Crane from its Liberty Paper Mill in 1770 to becoming today's technological leader in banknote security technology.

Through October: Tours several times each afternoon. Papermaking demonstrations Monday through Thursday. Free.

Dalton Lions Club

Monday- Tuesday, July 11, 12: Dalton Lions Charities circus, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Dalton American Legion Field. All new Zerbini Family Circus. Advance tickets: Adults $12, child under 12, $6; day of show, adults $16 and child, $8. Advance tickets at Dalton CRA, Dalton General Store, Greenridge Variety, Harry's Supermarket- Val's Variety and Berkshire County Big Y World Class Markets. 413-842-5212.

Dorset Historical Society

Route 30 at Kent Hill Road, Dorset, Vt.; 802-867-0331.

Saturday, July 9: Hike to Folsom Quarry, 9 a.m. Meet at DHS to carpool to the trailhead.

Saturday, July 9: Annual Ice Cream Social, 1 to 4 p.m.

Great Barrington Bandstand

Behind Town Hall, Great Barrington, Mass.

Saturdays, July 2-Aug. 27: Concerts by David Grover, 10 a.m. Free.

Hilltown Brouhaha — Becket Washington Community Fair

North Becket Village, Mass.

Saturday, July 9: Fun family activities and lots more, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beer Garden with live music and dancing, food and fun for all, 7 to 11 p.m. Sponsored by the Becket Washington Community Partnership.

Hudson Opera House

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. 518-822-1438

Saturday, July 9: "Hudson River Lighthouse Tour: Pirates of the Hudson River," 10-11:30 a.m. Youth ages 6 – 18, free; Adults: $15. Space is limited and registration is required.

Lenox Library

Tuesdays through Aug. 23: Terry a la Berry. 11 a.m. to noon. Free.

Thursday, July 7: Knucklebones: Outdoor Family Play. 10 a.m. to noon. Enjoy a variety of active games in Roche Park.

Live on the Lake

Wednesdays through Aug. 24: Live on the Lake. Free community concert series held at the Controy Pavilion on Onota Lake, Pittsfield, Mass. 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday. Presented by radio station Live 95.9 FM. A full concert line up is available at live959.com.

Manchester Community Library

138 Cemetery Avenue / Route 7A, Manchester Center, Vt.

Wednesday, July 6: "Mount Equinox Hill Climb" 7 p.m. Free.

Norman Rockwell Museum

9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass.

May-October and holidays open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursdays until 7 p.m. in July and August. www.nrm.org

Friday, July 8: Kids Create! An Early Childhood Program. Dynamic, interactive hands-on art experiences for young art lovers, ages 3 to 6, and their caregivers. Children $6, $4 members. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, July 12: Summer Sketch Club for ages 7 and up. Enjoy this lively drawing class that encourages self-expression, experimentation, and skill development. Take one class or take them all. $7, $5 members. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Wednesday, July 13: Creating Together: A Parent-Child Experience. For children ages 4 and up and their parents/caregivers to explore the galleries together during this interactive art experience. 10 to 11:30 a.m. $7, $5 members.

Party in the Park

Noel Field, North Adams, Mass.

Thursdays, July 7: Free community concert series. 6-8 p.m. every Thursday. Presented by radio stations WUPE and WNAW. A full concert line up will be available at wupe.com or wnaw.com

Park McCullough House

1 Park Street, North Bennington, Vt. info@parkmccullough.com, (802)442-4551

Thursday, July 7: Croquet play, buffet dinner and cash bar. 6 to 8 p.m., $100 for 10 weeks of play. It is also possible to drop in as an alternate for a single fee per game, to see what it's like.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y. (518) 392-6121, www.ps21chatham.org

July 8: Just for Fun: Mime Eddie Allen. 1 p.m. Invisible walls, ropes, ladders and more created right in front of your imagination. Free.

St. Ann Parish

134 Main St., Lenox, Mass.; 413-637-0157; www.stannlenox.org

A Berkshire Community Celebration — St. Ann's Summer Festival.

Saturday, July 9: Bake sale, kids carnival, theme baskets and cash raffles, burgers, hot dogs and more, live auction. Family Tex-Mex fiesta, 5 to 8 p.m., $18 adults/$8 children younger than 12. Beer & wine garden, live music; free popcorn and movie for kids.

Sunday, July 10: Pancake breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. $6 adults/$3 children younger than 12. Mass under the tent with St. Ann's Youth Ensemble, 11:15 a.m. Ice cream social from The Scoop.

Sounds of Summer

VFW, Great Barrington, Mass.

Tuesday, July 12: Free community concert series. 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday. Presented by radio station WSBS. A full concert line up will be available at wsbs.com.

Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives

46 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass.

www.stockbridgelibrary.org, 413-298-5501

Every Friday: Children's StoryCraft. Stop by for stories and songs with Ms. Vicky, followed by a cool craft. For pre-school aged children; siblings welcome. 10 a.m.

Friday, July 8 - Sunday, July 10: Annual Used Book Sale. Over 16,000 gently used books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs, in 36 categories for easy browsing. Admission is FREE ($5 entrance fee during the Preview Period only on Friday, July 8, between 9 a.m. and noon.) 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Mount

2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass. 413-551-5111 or EdithWharton.org.

Edith Wharton's historic estate. Tour the house and gardens, enjoy lunch on the terrace, shop in the book store, or just relax and enjoy the surroundings. Admission valid for 7 days, kids free every day.

Ongoing

Tuesdays through Aug. 30: Books & Blooms, story time and crafts in the Italian Garden, 10 a.m., free, rain cancels.

The Trustees

Serving the Berkshires, Pioneer Valley and Central Massachusetts

Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 29: Paddle the Housatonic: Guided Canoe Trips. 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Bartholomew's Cobble, Sheffield, Mass. Member Adult: $24; Member Child (9-16): $9; Nonmember Adult: $30; Nonmember Child (9-16): $15

Thursdays through Sept. 29: Naumkeag at Night. 5-8 p.m. Members: $5; Nonmember: $10.

Mondays through Aug. 29: Yoga with a View. 9-10:30 a.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Members $9; Nonmembers $15.

Tuesdays through Sept. 27: Little Sprouts, 9:30-11 a.m. Monument Mountain, Route 7, Great Barrington, Mass. Members $5; Nonmembers $10

Sunday, July 10: The Choates' Return to Naumkeag - Geoffrey Platt and the House that Choate Built. 2-3:30 p.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Member $9; Nonmember $15

Sunday, July 10: Tour de Trustees properties. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Notchview, Old Route 9, Windsor, Mass. Members $15; Nonmembers $25.

Wednesdays, July 13 to Sept. 28: The Art of Cut Flowers. 10-11 a.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Members $9; Nonmembers $15.

Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show

Through Sunday, Aug. 14: Wednesday through Sunday each week. 8 a.m. - approximately 4 p.m. www.vt-summerfestival.com

Williams College

Williamstown, Mass.

July 11-15: Summer Science Lab one-week programs, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily for kids to do hands-on science experiments. Open to rising 5th and 6th graders. Information: sslab@williams.edu or learning-in-action.williams.edu/elementary-outreach/summer-science-lab. Williamstown, Mass.

FILM

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

Duffin Theater, Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East Street Lenox, Mass.

www.knessetisrael.org, 413-445-4872

General seating, open to the public.

Monday, July 11: "Projections of America" and "The Cummington Story," 4 p.m. "On the Map," 8 p.m.

Family Flicks Under the Stars

Morgan Lawn, top of Spring Street, Williamstown, Mass.

Outdoor summer film series presented by Images Cinema. Each film screens at sundown (around 8:15 to 8:30 p.m.) Free, for all ages. Concessions available. Bring your own chairs, blankets and bug spray.

Sunday, July 10: "Pillow Talk" (1959).

Norman Rockwell Museum

9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass; www.nrm.org, 413-298-4100

Fridays July 8: Friday Night at the Movies. A Rockwellian Film Series. July 8: "The Grapes of Wrath." 5:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission; Film only $10, $5 for members and children age 12 and younger.

Old Chatham Quaker Meeting

539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, N.Y.; www.oldchathamquakers.org, 518-766-2992

Saturday, July 9: "Flying Paper." Potluck at noon; build and fly kites, 1 to 2:30 p.m.; film 2;30 p.m.

Outdoor Movies at Clapp Park

West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, Mass.

Hosted by the City of Pittsfield's Recreation Program

Free. Movies begin at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.) Bring your chairs and blankets.

Friday, July 8: Minions

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y. (518) 392-6121, www.ps21chatham.org

Tuesdays, July 12: Free movie Tuesday. "Almost Famous," 8:30 p.m.

MUSIC

Aston Magna Festival

astonmagna.org, 413-528-0100

Saturday, July 9: "J.S. Bach: Sacred and Secular," 8 p.m., Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass. Tickets $25-$50; discounts and subscriptions online.

Bascom Lodge

Mount Greylock summit, Adams, Mass.; 413-743-1591, mail@bascomlodge.net

Sunday, July 10: Third annual Mount Greylock Jazz Festival. noon to 6 p.m. "Straight-up," classic jazz, from vibes, bass, drums, piano, sax and vocals. Free. Sunset beverage hour follows the festival with dinner at 7 p.m. (Reservations suggested).

Berkshire Children and Families

Pittsfield, Mass; 413-448-8281, ext. 236, www.berkshirechildren.org.

Monday, July 11: "Concert 4 Harmony," 6 p.m. Country Club of Pittsfield, 639 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Berkshire Concert Choir

First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield, Mass.

413-442-6120, www.berkshireconcertchoir.org.

Mondays, July 11: Summer Sing: Sing along with the choir, directed by Paula Nuss. Music provided. Donations of non-perishable food for local pantries requested.

Berkshire Music School

Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, Mass.; 413-442-1411.

Through Friday, Aug. 19: Summer lessons, camps and workshop at the school.

Wednesday, July 13: Weekly Ukulele and Guitar Camps start.

Berkshire Summer Strings

French Park, North Egremont, Mass. www.berkshiresummerstrings.com.

Monday-Friday, July 11-15: Community Sing, 9 a.m., free. Community Jam, all ages, all acoustic, 4 p.m., free.

Boston University Tanglewood Institute

West Street Theatre, BUTI Main Campus, 45 West St., Lenox, Mass.

Ventfort Hall, 104 Walker St,, Lenox, Mass.

Trinity Church 88 Walker St., Lenox, Mass.

Church on the Hill, 169 Main St., Lenox, Mass.

All events free with open seating unless otherwise noted. Programs and schedule subject to change

Trinity Church

Faculty recitals:

Sunday, July 10: Young Artists Vocal Program Faculty, 7 p.m.

Monday, July 11: Jennifer Bill, saxophone, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 12: BSO Brass Quintet, 6 p.m.

West Street Theatre:

Saturday, July 9: Young Artists Piano Program, 2 p.m.

Concerts on the Green

Downtown Manchester, Vt.

All concerts are on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Free.

July 12: Moose Crossing

Concerts at Windsor Lake

Windsor Lake, intersection of Kemp and Bradley streets, North Adams, (413) 664-6180, tourism@northadams-ma.gov. All concerts on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

July 13: The Spurs USA

First Baptist Church

131 Main St., North Adams , Mass.

Sunday, July 10: Ugandan Children's Choir. 6:30 p.m. Free, but free-will offering to be collected.

Guthrie Center

2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, Mass.

413-528-1955 (Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Troubadour Series: Doors open 6 p.m.; shows at 8 p.m.

Friday, July 8: No Fuss and Feathers. Nationally-touring performers who have charted at the top of Folk and Americana radio and appeared on stage at some of the most respected festivals. Members, $20; non-members, $25.

Saturday, July 9: Tom Chapin: "Warm spirit, infectious humor, and sensitive satiric songs." Members, $25, non-members,$30.

Lilac Park Concerts

Main Street, Lenox, Mass.

Wednesdays through August: Concerts in the park, free.

Live on the Lake

Controy Pavilion on Onota Lake, Pittsfield, Mass.

Wednesdays through Aug. 24: Free community concert series held 6 to 8 p.m. July 13: Big Hair Band. Presented by radio station Live 95.9 FM. Full concert line up will be available at live959.com.

Mac-Haydn Children's Theatre

1925 State Route 203, Chatham, N.Y.

518-392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org.

Saturday and Sunday, July 8 and 9: "Hansel and Gretel." 10:30 a.m. Tickets $10 for children of all ages, discounts for groups.

Mass MoCA

1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass. Call 413-662-2111 or visit massmoca.org

July 13-July 30: Bang on a Can Summer Festival. Events spanning the three-week festival, with gallery recitals most days. Saturday, July 16, 11:30 a.m. KIDS CAN TOO! $5 members , $8 not-yet-members, Club B10; Saturday, July 23, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 8 p.m. All-Stars bring Eno's pioneering ambient work to life in an expanded performance that includes a full orchestra of festival fellows, $5 members, $12 students, Bang alum and advance, $18 day of, $24 preferred, Hunter Center; Saturday, July 30, 4 to 10 p.m. Bang on a Can Marathon, six-hour festival finale, $5 members, $12 students, Bang alum and advance, $18 day of, $24 preferred, Hunter Center

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Federated Church at Charlemont, Route 2, Charlemont, Mass.

Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com or at the door, cash and checks only; $23 adults, under 16 years free. Open seating for every concert.No reserved seats. Doors open 30 minutes before the concert.

2016 Summer Festival

Friday and Saturday, July 8-9: The Chiara String Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Ravel, String Quartet in F major; Bartok, String Quartet no. 5; Beethoven String Quartet in Eb major, Op. 127.

Music from Salem

25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

www.musicfromsalem.org or 518.232.2347

Concerts

Advance tickets: www.hubbardhall.org or 518-677-2495

All concerts at 4 p.m. at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. Tickets: $25 (or pay what you can).

Sunday, July 10: "A Wave Lifted Towards You." Prokofiev, Thomas, Dvorak, & Tchaikovsky.

Children and Youths Workshops

Lively introductions to music making and listening, featuring MfS musicians. Free. Information: info@musicfromsalem.org or 518.232.2347

Friday, July 8: Youth Workshop at the Greenwich Youth Center, 3 p.m.

Open rehearsals

Thursday, July 14: The opportunity to observe professional musicians shape their musical interpretations. 4 p.m., at Brown Farm, 154 Priest Road, Salem, N.Y. Free.

Music Mountain

225 Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, Conn. 860-824-7126.

Chamber music schedule

(All concerts on Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets $35 at the door, $30 in advance. Children, ages 5-18, free when accompanied by a ticket holder.)

July 10: Peter Serkin and Julia Hsu, Piano 4 Hands, all tickets: $60.

Twilight Series

(All concerts Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $30 at the door, $27 in advance. Children ages 5-18 free when accompanied by a ticket holder.)

July 9: Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks.

Party in the Park

Noel Field, North Adams, Mass.

Thursdays, July 7: Free community concert series — Shepherd's Crossing. 6-8 p.m. Presented by radio stations WUPE and WNAW. Full concert line up available at wupe.com or wnaw.com

Park McCullough House

1 Park St., North Bennington, Vt.

info@parkmccullough.com, 802-442-5441.

Tuesday, July 12: Concert — New Morse Code, contemporary classical duo, 7 p.m. Carriage Barn.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y. (518) 392-6121, www.ps21chatham.org

Thursday, July 9: Sō Percussion. 8-10 p.m. Its innovative original productions and interpretations of modern classics redefine the scope of the modern percussion ensemble. $28/$23 members/$14 students.

Saturday, July 11: Summer Sings with David Smith, Director of Concerts in the Village. 7-9 p.m. The first in a series of three summer sings focuses on choral works by Handel. $10/$8 members, $25/$20 members for the series of three.

Sevenars Music Festival

Off Route 112, Ireland Street, South Worthington, Mass.

413-238-5854, www.sevenars.org.

Sunday, July 10: Schrade-James family musicians, featuring piano solos and duos with cello; a celebration of the life of the late Robert Schrade, pianist, 4 p.m. $20 suggested donation.

Sounds of Summer

VFW, Great Barrington, Mass.

Tuesday, July 12: Free community concert series. 6-8 p.m. Presented by radio station WSBS. Full concert line up available at wsbs.com.

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt.

Thursday, July 7: Manchester Music Festival 42nd season opening night, "If It Sounds Good ..," 7:30 p.m., $52, students $18.

Southern Vermont Arts Center

930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester, Vermont. svac.org, (802) 367-1303

Saturday, July 9: Washington County Band. 7 p.m. following opening of Summer Solo Show. Free.

Springside Park

874 North St. (Route 7), Pittsfield, Mass.

www.hebertarboretum.com

Concerts Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Hebert Arboretum. Free.

July 12: Eagles Band

Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp

5 Catamount Lane, Bennington, Vt.

Students perform on piano and sing with the Summer Sonatina Singers on Thursdays through July 21, at 7 p.m., at The Bennington, 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt. RSVP by noon the Tuesday before the performance; 802-442-7158, www.thebennington.org. Free.

An informal concert is held each Saturday through July 23, at 1:30 p.m. on the back lawns of Summer Sonatina. In the event of inclement weather, the Saturday concert is canceled. Free. Park behind the Monument Elementary School, 66 Main St., Bennington, Vt.

Summer Noontime Concert Series

St. John's Episcopal Church, 35 Park St., Williamstown, Mass; 413-458-8131

All concerts on Mondays at noon. Free.

July 11: Akiko Kobayashi, violin; music of Bach and Telemann.

Summer Sing

First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-442-6120 or www.berkshireconcertchoir.org.

Monday, July 11: Sing along with The Berkshire Concert Choir, directed by Paula Nuss. 7:30 p.m. Music provided. Donations of non-perishable food for local pantries requested.

Tanglewood

297 West St., Lenox, Mass. www.bso.org/Home, 888-266-1200

Thursday, July 7: Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall, director and viola da gamba, Tembembe Ensamble Continuo, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall.

Friday, July 8: Prelude Concert, members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall.

Friday, July 8: Opening night at Tanglewood with Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jacques Lacombe, conductor, and Joshua Bell, violin; works of Ravel, Saint-Saens and Prokofiev, 8 p.m., Shed.

Saturday, July 9: Rehearsal, Saturday program. 10:30 a.m., Shed; Tanglewood Family Concert with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, designed especially for children ages 3-8 and their families, Ozawa Hall, pre-concert activities, 12:30 p.m., concert at 2:30 p.m.; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, conductor (Beethoven), Jacques Lacombe, conductor, Nadine Sierra, soprano, Jean-Francis Monvoisin, tenor, Stephen Powell, baritone, with Tanglewood Festival Chorus and Norway Pond Junior Minstrels, works of Beethoven, Ravel and Orff, 8 p.m., Shed.

Sunday, July 10: Boston Pops Orchestra, Keith Lockhart, conductor with Seth MacFarlane, soloist, 2:30 p.m., Shed.

Tuesday, July 12: Emerson String Quartet, 40th anniversary season, works of Haydn, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall.

Wednesday, July 13: Emerson String Quartet; Renée Fleming, soprano; works of Brahms, Wellesz and Berg, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall.

The Mount

2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass. 413-551-5111 or EdithWharton.org.

Edith Wharton's historic estate. Tour the house and gardens, enjoy lunch on the terrace, shop in the book store, or just relax and enjoy the surroundings. Admission valid for 7 days, kids free every day.

Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9: Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Armen Donelian Trio. Saturday, Elizabeth Kasius and Heard. Free. On the terrace.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

413-597-3400, www.wtfestival.org

Monday, July 11: Pigpen Theatre Co.: Plugged In. 7:30 p.m. Main Stage. After their critically acclaimed run of The Old Man and the Old Moon, PigPen Theatre Co. returns to the Festival for a concert of their unique brand of contemporary folk rock music. $110 Premium Orchestra, $65 Orchestra, $45 Rear Orchestra/Balconies

TALKS

Lenox Library

18 Main St., Lenox, Mass.

Tanglewood pre-concert lectures with Jeremy Yudkin.

Friday, July 8: "Opening Night at Tanglewood! A Tour-de-Force for Orchestra. The Expressive Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto, Prokofiev's "War" Symphony and the Spanish Rhythms of Ravel." 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Saturday, July 9: "Music That Tells Stories: Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe, and Carl Orff's Spectacular Carmina Burana." 2:30 to 4 p.m.

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar

11 Housatonic St., Lenox, Mass; Bookstoreinlenox.com 413-637-3390

Friday, July 8: Christopher Nye and Susan Engel, "The End of the Rainbow" (non-fiction: Education). 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 10: Elizabeth Brundage, "All Things Cease To Appear" (a novel), 4 p.m.

Tuesday, July 12: John Davidson "Verse: Reciting Singing, and Telling Stories," 7 p.m.

The Mount

2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass. 413-551-5111 or EdithWharton.org.

Edith Wharton's historic estate. Tour the house and gardens, enjoy lunch on the terrace, shop in the book store, or just relax and enjoy the surroundings. Admission valid for 7 days, kids free every day.

Ongoing

Wednesdays through Sept. 7: Ghost Tours, 7:30 p.m., $24 general, $20 12 to 18 years.

Wednesdays through Aug. 31: "Wharton on Wednesdays," short stories read by professional actors, 5 p.m., $5 general; members free.

Thursdays through Sept. 1: Le Café Français, les conversations et les croissants, 8:30 a.m., $10 general, $7 members, reservations required.

Thursday, July 7: "Poets on Poets" — Susan Kinsloving on Thomas Hardy, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Richard Howard, 5 to 6 p.m., $5 general, members free.

Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9: Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Armen Donelian Trio. Saturday, Elizabeth Kasius and Heard. Free. On the terrace.

Monday, July 11: Monday Lecture Series — Biographer Jay Parini discusses his most recent book, "Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal." 4 p.m. General $30; members $25. Reservations required.

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

104 Walker St., Lenox, (413) 637-3206

Tuesday, July 12: "See and Be Seen: Saratoga in the Victorian Era," Hollis Palmer. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.

William Cullen Bryant Homestead

207 Bryant Road, Cummington, Mass.

Open July 2-Sept. 4, on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for tours. 413 532 1651x3110, westregion@TheTrustees.org

Members $5; nonmembers $10.

Thursday, July 7: "Rebels of the Hilltowns Lecture Series," 7 p.m.

WordXWord Festival

Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, Mass.

Friday, July 8: Poetry Slam hosted by Melissa Quirk Cairns, 8 p.m. Free. wXw365.org/poetry_slam

Sunday, July 10: Story Slam — "Money," hosted by James Burden. 7 p.m. Free/ wXw365.org/story_slam

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

Box office: BaringtonStageCo.org, 413-236-8888, 30 Union St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Boyd-Quinson Main Stage

Through July 9: World premiere "American Son," Examination of our nation's racial divide through the eyes of an estranged, bi-racial couple. Evening performances: Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets: Starting at $20.

St. Germain Stage

Sydell and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Through July 16: "Kimberly Akimbo" by David Lindsay-Abaire. A hilarious and heart-rending play about a teen with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than normal. Evening performances: Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Sunday, Thursday and Saturday at 3 p.m. Tickets: Starting at $20.

Berkshire Playwrights Lab

413-528-2544, www.berkshireplaywrightslab.org

Wednesdays through Aug. 10: Staged Reading Series, performances every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Free. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass. Reservations recommended.

July 13; "Jennifer's Birth" by award-winning playwright Rich Orloff.

Berkshire Theatre Group

Box office: 413-997-4444, BerkshireTheatreGroup.org, 111 South St., Pittsfield.

Through July 23: Musical "Fiorello!", a big-hearted look at Mayor LaGuardia and his battle for the people of New York City. Evening performances: Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Matinee: Saturday at 2 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge, Mass. $50 and $60.

Through July 16: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams. A powerful depiction of greed and deception that lies in the heart of a Southern American family. Evening performances: Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Matinee: Saturday at 2 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, 83 E. Main St., Stockbridge, Mass. $45 and $62

July 6-23: "Little Shop of Horrors." Award-winning rock, horror, musical comedy. Previews: Wednesday and Thursday, July 6-7, at 7 p.m.; Friday, July 8, at 8 p.m. Evening performances: Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Matinee: Saturday at 2 p.m. Talkback: Monday, July 11. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. $25-$75.

Chester Theatre Company

Box Office: 413-354-7770, chestertheatre.tix.com, 15 Middlefield Road, Chester, Mass.

Through July 10: "My Jane" by Daniel Elihu Kramer. World premiere adapted from the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Evening performances: Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8 p,m. Matinees: Thursday, Friday, and Sunday at 2 p.m. Talkbacks: Thursday matinee and Saturday evening shows. Cast Conversations: Friday matinees. $10-$37.50.

Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort

55 Lee Road, Lenox, Mass.

413-881-1636, cranwell.com

Through Sept. 2: The Capitol Steps. Nightly except Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Optional dinner available.

Dorset Theatre Festival

Box office: 802-867-2223, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset, Vt.

July 8-23: Regional premiere, "Dear Elizabeth" by Sarah Ruhl. A lyrical and moving portrait of the friendship of American poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell that unfolds in letters. Evening performances: Wednesday through Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Sunday and Wednesday, 2 p.m. $20 to $60.

Monday, July 11: New Play Reading, director, writer, and translator, Royston Coppenger's re-imagining of Henrik Ibsen's classic play, "A Doll's House." 7 p.m.

Fort Salem Theater

11 East Broadway, Salem, N.Y. (518) 854-9200 www.fortsalemtheater.com/

July 9-10: Nacre Dance Company presents "Revolutionary! Isadora Duncan." A play with dance and music, chronicling the life and recreating the dances of the early 20th century "creator of modern dance." Five dancers from Saratoga's professional dance company. Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. $30 adult; $27 senior; $15 youth (12 and under).

Hubbard Hall

25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. (518) 677-2495, hubbardhall.org

July 7-17: Summer Touring Shakespeare Production of "Othello," directed by Erin Ouellette. Cambridge Community Garden and various other locations. 7 p.m.. Free, donations welcome.

Friday, July 8: Children's Theater Performance of "Peter and the Blue Witch Baby," directed by Sylvia Bloom. Hubbard Hall's Freight Depot. 6 p.m. $10 General Admission/$5 Student.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y. (518) 392-6121, www.ps21chatham.org

Friday, July 8: "Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-ass Wit of Molly Ivins" 8 p.m. A staged reading with Nancy Rothman of a play based on the famous witticisms of political columnist and humorist Molly Ivins. $15/$12 members/$8 students

Mac-Haydn Theatre

1925 NY-203, Chatham, N.Y. 518-392-9292, www.machaydntheatre.org

First Week: Thursday 2 and 8 p.m., Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 4 and 8 p.m., Sunday 2 and 7 p.m.

Second Week: Wednesday 2 p.m, Thursday 2 and 8 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday 4 and 8 p.m., Sunday 2 and 7 p.m.

Tickets are $33 and $34 for evening performances. Matinee seats $31. Children under 12 accompanied by an adult $14.

July 7-24: "Chicago" Kander and Ebb's mega-hit full of jazz, murder and mayhem.

Mass MoCA

1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass. Call 413-662-2111 or visit massmoca.org

Saturday, July 9: High Mud presents Joe Pera, 8 p.m. Buffalo-born, Brooklyn-based deadpan comedian. $16 students and advance, $22 day of, $28 preferred. Dré Pavilion or Club B10.

Mixed Company Theatre

37 Rossetter St. Great Barrington, Mass. Reservations: 1-800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2542156

Through July 9: "Man's Best Friend" A Dog Park Story. A new one-act play written and directed by Linda Josephs about the fascinating dynamic between dogs and dogs, dogs and humans, and humans and humans. Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. $25.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

Box office: www.oldcastletheatre.org, 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt.

July 8-24: "Big River, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," music and lyrics by Roger Miller; book by William Hauptman. Evening performances: Wednesday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Thursday and Sunday at 2 p.m. $12-$37.

Shakespeare & Company

Box Office: 413-637-3353, www.shakespeare.org, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, Mass.

Tina Packer Playhouse

Through Aug. 21: "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare. A visceral display of courtship, prejudice, money and revenge, ending ultimately in a choice between life and death. Evening performances: July 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m.; July 10 (gala opening) at 4 p.m.

Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre

Through July 30: Regional premiere, "The Taming" by Lauren Gunderson. In a hilarious red state versus blue state comedy, two political opposites spar in a strange hotel room under the watchful eye of a controlling beauty queen. July 9 and 12 at 8:30 p.m. Matinees: 7, 10 and 13 at 3 p.m.

Through Aug. 28: New England premiere, "Ugly Lies the Bone" by Lindsey Ferrentino. Newly discharged veteran bearing deep physical and emotional scars from three tours in Afghanistan builds a virtual escape from her pain through an innovative new video game therapy. Evening performances: July 7 and 13 at 8:30 p.m. Matinee: July 9 at 3 p.m.

Talks and More

Wednesdays through Aug. 31: Guided through Theatre: Backstage Walks. 10:30 a.m. Meet in the Tina Packer Playhouse lobby. Adults $10, students 4.

Southern Vermont Arts Center

930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester, Vermont (802) 367-1314, svac.org

Classes

Friday, July 8: "Exploring the Intersections between Art & Dance" workshop with Isadora Snapp, 4 to 6 p.m. Members: $55, Non-members: $60. Arkell Pavilion at SVAC.

Tuesday, July 11 - Friday, July 15: "Drama Play" summer camp with Cyndi Logan, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Members: $90, Non-members: $100. Arkell Pavilion at SVAC.

The Theatre Barn

654 Route 20/Columbia Pike, New Lebanon, N.Y. (518)-794-8989, tbarn.org

Regular Tickets $27/Sunday Matinée $25

July 7- July 24: " Towards Zero," by Agatha Christie. Lady Tressilian, an old and humorless widow, invites several guests into her seaside home of Gull's Point for two weeks at the end of summer. Events become sinister when Lady Tresslian is killed. July 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 8 p.m. July 9, 16, 23 at 4 p.m. and July 10, 17, 24 at 2 p.m.

Town Players of Pittsfield

Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Tuesday and Wednesday, July 12 and 13: Auditions for "Other Desert Cities' by Jon Robin Bates. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Five actors needed, three women and two men, between the ages of 30 and 60.

Weston Playhouse

12 Park Street in Weston, Vt. 802-824-5288, westonplayhouse.org

Mainstage

Through July 16: "Man of La Mancha," based on The Adventures of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, this epic musical adventure is the winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Tuesday-Saturday Evenings at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.

Weston Rod & Gun Club

Through July 10: " Schoolhouse Rock Live!" The Emmy Award-winning cartoon series that taught children history, grammar, math, science, and politics through clever, tuneful songs is instructing a whole new generation to "Do The Circulations" on Weston's OtherStages this summer. Tuesday-Thursday matinees at 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday matinees at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Box Office: For advance ticket sales (before June 1) visit www.wtfestival.org and submit a ticket order. After 10 a.m. June 1, visit www.wtfestival.org, or call 413-597-3400 or go to the box office at '62 Center for Theatre and Dance on the Williams College Campus, 1000 Main St. Williamstown, Mass.

Main Stage

Through July 17: "The Rose Tattoo" by Tennessee Williams. With Christopher Abbott, Katie Lee Hill, Lindsay Mendez, Darren Pettie, Portia, Will Pullen, Constance Shulman, Marisa Tomei. Obie Award-winner Cullman directs Academy Award-winner Tomei in this new production of Williams' intoxicating comedy. Evening performances July 8 and 9at 8 p.m. Weeknight performances July 7, 12 and 13 at 7: 30 p.m. Daytime performance July 9 at 3:30 p.m. and July 7 and 10 at 2 p.m. $68

Nikos stage

Through July 10: "Cost of Living," by Martyna Majok. With Rebecca Naomi Jones, Gregg Mozgala, Wendell Pierce. Four very different people, in four very different circumstances, each trying to get by. Evening performances July 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. Weeknight performance July 7 at 7:30 p.m. Daytime performance July 9 at 3:30 p.m. and July 7 and 10 at 2 p.m. $58

July 13-23: "The Chinese Room," by Michael West. With Carson Elrod, Sue Jean Kim, Brían F. O'Byrne, Laila Robins. A visionary in the field of artificial intelligence, Frank (Brían F. O'Byrne) has built a humandroid to preserve his wife Lily's (Laila Robins) memory — because she is losing hers. Preview July 13 at 7:30 p.m. $58

The Log

Thursday, July 7: Ménage À Deux with Tom Fontana and Susie Essman. Time to be announced. Long-time Festival favorites come together to portray two of France's literary greats. $45

Location TBD

July 8: Fridays@3. Free readings of new plays. "Actually I Didn't" by Anna Ziegler, directed by Daniella Topol.