ART

Becket Art Center

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

Friday, Aug. 19: Yoga class, 8:30 a.m. Families Dance Together, 5 p.m., Jacob's Pillow. Lecture — "Now and Zen, Chaos Theory and Art," Philip Pryjma, Saint Francis Gallery, curator, 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 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.

Works on Paper Gallery

Through Oct. 30: "Works by Duane Michels."

Regional Artists Gallery

Through Oct. 2: "Something About Summer: Paintings by Mark Barry." Recent paintings by Baltimore and North Bennington painter Mark Barry, who describes his work as "Painting the seemingly ordinary moments in life that aren't ordinary at all." Meet the artist, July 16 at 3 p.m. in the gallery.


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Film

Tuesday, Aug. 23: Screening of Jay Craven's new seaside film drama, "Peter and John," 7:30 p.m. Craven will introduce the film and lead a post-screening Q & A. $7 to $12, advance purchase recommended. Ada Paresky Education Center,

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.

Director Peter Sellars and dancer/choreographer Reggie (Regg Roc) Gray of FLEXN will discuss their approaches to art as social and moral action on Friday,
Director Peter Sellars and dancer/choreographer Reggie (Regg Roc) Gray of FLEXN will discuss their approaches to art as social and moral action on Friday, Aug. 19, at Jacob's Pillow in Becket, Mass. (Courtesy of Stephanie Berger)

Berkshire Museum

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

Friday, Aug. 19: Kindergarten Night, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., activities and information for children about to enter kindergarten. Free and open to the community.

Saturday, Aug. 20: Imagination Playground, 10 a.m. to noon, get creative with the big, blue blocks of Imagination Playground , the innovative play equipment that encourages creativity, communication, and collaboration as children build and rebuild fueled by their imaginations. Included with regular museum admission.

Chesterwood

4 Williamsville Rd., 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. Guided tours are available for groups of 10 or more with advance reservations. 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

Live on the Lake is a weekly free concert at Onota Lake in Pittsfield, Mass., held on Wednesday evenings.
Live on the Lake is a weekly free concert at Onota Lake in Pittsfield, Mass., held on Wednesday evenings. (Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle | photos.berkshireeagle.com)

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

On exhibit

Through Oct. 10: Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado exhibition. The Clark is the exclusive venue for "Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado," featuring 28 Old Master paintings from the Museo Nacional del Prado that celebrate the role of the nude in Western painting. Twenty-four of the paintings have never before been shown in America.

Through 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

Thursday, Aug. 18: Full moon sensory hike on Stone Hill, 7 p.m., free. Meet at Lunder Center at Stone Hill.

Friday, Aug. 19: Tapas Bar, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 20: Plein Air drawing at Thomas Schütte: Crystal, 1–4 p.m., free.

Sunday, Aug. 21: Family art making, activities, and performances in celebration of Splendor, Myth, and Vision, 1 – 4 p.m., activities are free – gallery admission is charged.

Wednesday, Aug. 24: Drop in figure drawing class, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., free with gallery admission.

Columbia County Center for the Arts

209 Warren Street, Hudson N.Y. www.artscolumbia.org

Aug. 24 - Oct. 12: "Atmosphere." Opening reception Saturday, Aug. 27 5 to 7 p.m., CCCA Gallery

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, Aug. 19: Painting demonstration with artist Sally Tiska Rice who will demonstrate her watercolor technique. 11 a.m.

Good Purpose Gallery

413-394-5045, goodpurpose.org

Friday, Aug. 12-Sept. 21: "Infused with Passion" Extraordinary canvas and furniture paintings by Andrew Novis. Free. Good Purpose Gallery, 40 Main St., Lee, Mass.

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, Aug. 20: Farmer Olympics, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Benefit for Greenagers, the outdoor jobs and environmental education program for Berkshire County youth. Moo Juice Challenge, Hay Bale Toss, Wheelbarrow Races and more for individual, team and Iron Farmer participants. Registration: 413-644-9090 or office@greenagers.org. $15-$25 for participants, 11 and younger free. $15 for spectators 18 and older; 17 and under free. greenagers.org/farmer-oympics

Housatonic Valley Art League

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

Through Sept. 5: Housatonic Valley Art League Annual Members' Art Show. Recent works by HVAL members will be on display and for sale. Opening reception Friday, Aug. 5, 5 to 7 p.m. Show hours: 11 to 5 p.m., Thursday through Monday; 11 to 7 p.m., Friday, Saturday.

Hudson Opera House

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

Saturday, Aug. 20 – Sunday, Sept. 25: "LightField: A Festival of Visual Art," exhibition of photography, film, video, virtual reality and computational art, curated by Anna van Lenten. Free. Opening reception Saturday, Aug. 20, 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.

Through 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, Mass.

Knox Gallery

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

Now through Saturday, Sept. 24: Exhibit, "Rediscovered and Reconsidered: Anne Shatas and William Carlson, Sculpture and Ceramics."

Saturday, Aug. 20: Artists' Talk, 6 p.m., free. Opening reception for "Rediscovered and Reconsidered: Anne Shatas and William Carlson, Sculpture and Ceramics," 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfiel, Mass.

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

Free and open to the public

Friday, Aug. 5-27: Artist Marguerite Bride and photographer Lee Everett will join in curating a Jazz Art Show, which will consist of paintings, photography and sculpture. Opening reception Friday, Aug. 5, 5-8 p.m.

Martha Canfield Library

528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, Vt.

www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org, 802-375-6153

Now through Aug. 29: Kate Edwards' paintings on display

Mass MoCA

Galleries are 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. 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass. 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 Kiefer": 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."

Thursdays in August and September: Historic Property and Build a Better Baby Carriage Walks. 2 p.m. Free with Museum admission.

Thursday, Aug. 18: "Real or Imagined? Adventures in Visual Culture." 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. 5:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission; members free. Reservations are suggested.

Thursday, Aug. 18: "Benton, Pollock, and the Politics of Modernism: From Regionalism to Abstraction" with Erika Doss at 5:30 p.m.

North Bennington Sculpture Show

Now through Oct. 23: The 19th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show. Works by 38 sculptors throughout the Village. 50 Main St. North Bennington, Vt. Free. www.facebook.com/NBoutdoorsculptureshow. 802 442 3328.

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.

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.

Shire City Sanctuary

40 Melville St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Friday, Aug. 19 - Saturday, Aug. 20: Sweater Dress Chop Shop. Delve into 'Used Clothing Alchemy' using hand and machine sewing techniques to collage discarded wool and cashmere sweaters or sweatshirts into a versatile sweater dress/tunic to wear home. Tuition – $350 for both days. Friday at 10 a.m., Saturday 4:30 p.m.

Sohn Fine Art Gallery

69 Church St., Lenox, Mass.

413-551-7353, www.sohnfineart.com

Saturday, Aug. 20: Reception for "Illumination." a solo photography exhibition featuring work by John Atchley, and a group show, "Vanitas," featuring photography by Stephanie Blumenthal, Steven Duede, Marsden Epworth, Eric Korenman, Allan Markman, Anne Mourier, Cecilia Schmidt, & Kevin Sprague. Both on view through Sept. 25.

Southern Vermont Arts Center

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

Yester House Galleries

Through Aug. 28: Summer Solo Show. Free.

Wilson Museum

Saturday, July 23 - Sept. 11: Creation Exhibition.

Classes

Wednesday, Aug. 24 - Friday, Aug. 26: "Watercolor Painting En Plein Air" workshop with Ned Reade, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Members: $215, Non-members: $235. Off-campus locations.

Vermont Arts Exchange

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

Monday, Aug. 22 - Friday, Aug. 26: "Camp Danger" with Matthew Perry and Matthew Marks 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

On exhibit

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, Aug. 18: "The Aesthetics of Evolution: Natural and Sexual Selection in the Era of Abbott Handerson Thayer" mini course. 4 p.m. Free, registration required.

Thursday, Aug. 18: "WTF + WCMA: The Dinner Party" 6 p.m. on the patio. Free, rain or shine.

DANCE

Berkshire Ballroom

Friday, Aug. 19: "Back to the '50s," 7:30 to 10:30 p.m, ITAM Lodge on Pontoosuc Lake, 93 Waubeek Road, Pittsfield, Mass. $10 per person. Music by Evie Garstang. '50s attire encouraged.

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 Saturday, Aug. 20: "Flexn," Flex is an electrifying street dance, characterized by pausing, snapping, gliding, hat tricks, "bone breaking," animation, and contortion.

Wednesday, Aug. 24 - Sunday, Aug. 28: Pacific Northwest Ballet, program showcasing the company's technical precision and light, radiant, musical dancing."

Doris Duke Theatre

Wednesday, Aug. 17 - Saturday, Aug. 20: Pam Tanowitz Dance, program includes "Heaven on One's Head" (dubbed one of the Best Performances of 2014 by The New York Times).

Wednesday, Aug. 24 - Sunday, Aug. 28: Souleymane Badolo, exploring the delicate balance between maintaining one's roots and beginning again.

Inside/Out Stage (All performances free.)

Thursday, Aug. 18: Elisabeth Motley/Motley Dance. 6:15 p.m. Embodied improvisational performance practice th at explores light, pattern, mass and wave.

Friday, Aug. 19: Loren, Royse & Co. in Spun. 6:15 p.m. A blend of dance, physical comedy and Cyr wheel, Spun follows a character and his ability to overcome his struggles with the help of others.

Saturday, Aug. 20, Musical Theatre Dance 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, Aug. 24: Women Making Work. 6:15 p.m. Female choreographers Tiffany Mills, Nadine Bommer, and Yin Yue present a variety of work with their companies.

PillowTalks

All free; held at Blake's Barn

Friday, Aug. 19: "The Art of Social Justice." 5 p.m. Visionary director Peter Sellars and dancer/choreographer Reggie (Regg Roc) Gray of FLEXN discuss their approaches to art as social and moral action.

Saturday, Aug. 20: Stephanie Berger: "Shooting Performance." 4 p.m. For more than 25 years, photographer Stephanie Berger has been shooting performances for countless cultural venues. She shows some of her favorite images and discusses her new book, "Merce Cunningham: Beyond the Perfect Stage."

Lenox Contradance

Lenox Community Center ballroom, 65 Walker St., Lenox, Mass.; 413-528-4007, lenoxcontradance.org.

Third Saturdays of month, 7:45-11 p.m. Beginners warmly welcomed, come early. Come alone or with someone. All ages. $12 adults, $6 students.

Saturday, Aug. 20: Music by locals "Spare Parts." Liz Stell, flute; Bill Matthiesen, keyboard; Eric Buddington, fiddle; Mark Murphy, bass and calling by Quena Crain of Vermont.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

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

Friday, Aug. 19 - Saturday, Aug. 20: The Chase Brock Experience. 8 p.m. The Brooklyn-based contemporary dance company mixes "witty Broadway sensibility with rock-and-roll zest." (NY Magazine) $35/$30 members/$18 students.

Saturday, Aug. 20: Choreographer Chase Brock talks about making dance. 3:30 p.m. Chatham Public Library, 11 Woodbridge Ave, Chatham, N.Y. Free

FAIRS, FESTIVALS AND FAMILY FUN

25th Annual Stockbridge Summer Arts & Crafts Show

Saturday, Aug. 20 - Sunday, Aug. 21: Over 80 artisans and crafters will display work ranging from paintings to ceramics, firberware to glass blowing. Free. On the grounds of the Stockbridge Town Offices and Bidwell Park, 50 Main Street, Stockbridge, Mass. 413-298-5200, www.stockbridgechamber.org

99th Annual Heath Fair

Heath Fairgrounds, Heath, Mass.

www.heathfair.org

Friday-Sunday, Aug. 19-21: Entertainment, food, pulls & draws including kids' garden tractor pull, exhibits, wagon rides, parade, speakers, kids games, fireworks, square dance, library book sale adga goat show and agricultural tent. Adults $8, seniors $6, children (9 and younger, free. All entertainment under cover. Rain or shine.

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, Aug. 21: Oakes Smith, music 6 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, Aug. 24: Music with Wintergreen 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 Battle Monument

Saturday, Aug. 20: Monumental Birthday, celebrate the monument's 125th anniversary, 2-5 p.m. 15 Monument Circle, Bennington Vt. (802) 447-0550

Bennington Free Library

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

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 Carousel

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

Summer hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-7p.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.

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.

Thursday, Aug. 18: Pop up Kindergarten. South Berkshire Kids brings us a sense of what Kindergarten will be like for you little one. Free. 5-6 p.m.

Clark Art Institute

225 South St., Williamstown, Mass.

413-458-2303; clarkart.edu.

Sunday, Aug. 21: Summer Sunday — "Bodies in Motion," 1 to 4 p.m. Family art making, activities, and performances in celebration of "Splendor, Myth, and Vision," activities are free — gallery admission is charged.

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.

Greek Fest 2016

Saturday, Sunday Aug. 20-21: Great Greek food, pastries, gifts, music and dancing. Saturday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday noon - 6 p.m. St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 73 Bradford St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Lenox Library

18 Main St., Lenox, Mass.

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

Friday-Sunday, Aug. 19-21: Lenox Library Annual Booksale. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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, Aug. 19: 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, Aug. 23: 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, Aug. 24: 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.

North Adams Historical Society

413-664-4700.

Saturday, Aug. 20; 270th anniversary Siege of Fort Massachusetts, 1 p.m. Speakers, music, dedication of St. François/Abenaki Indian statue. Free. St. Francis Indian Ledge off Massachusetts Avenue, North Adams, Mass.

Park McCullough House

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

Thursday, Aug. 18: 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.

Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, Aug. 20: Great Barrington Rotary Bike & Fly. Great Barrington Airport Route 71, Great Barrington, Mass.

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.

Sun and Fun! Festival

Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside St., Bennington, Vt. 802-442-2559

Saturday, Aug. 20: Live music by the Hale Mt. Pickers, food, kids activities and over 25 different community and environmentally friendly groups. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First 100 guests receive a gift. Moth Style Story telling, 11 a.m. Back yard compost demonstration by a master composter, noon. Expert solar panel: "Dream to Reality," 1 p.m. Free. Rain or shine.

Tamarack Hollow Nature/Cultural Center

Windsor, Mass.

www.tamarackhollow.com, www.tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org

Saturday, Aug. 20: Highland "Ghost-Town" Berry Foraging Trek, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. See cellar holes, stone wells, "witness trees," learn wild edible plants and trees, concluding with high-bush blueberry foraging. 3 to 4-mile one-way moderate hike with van ride back. To register and for directions: aimee@gaiaroots.com. $10 fee per person.

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.

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.

Third Thursdays

Upstreet Pittsfield's award-winning street festival, 3rd Thursdays, returns for its 10th season. North Street, Pittsfield, Mass., will be closed to vehicular traffic from West Street to Linden Street and will be filled with music, performance, food and community activities. 5-8 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 18: Touch-a-Truck theme, featuring every truck your child ever dreamed of in one place. From giant bulldozers to police cars and fire trucks, we will have it all here stretching across the half mile of North Street.

The Trustees

Serving the Berkshires, Pioneer Valley and Central Massachusetts

July 21-Oct. 10: Large format, black-and-white platinum and pigment prints by internationally acclaimed photographer Lois Conner. The photographs will be displayed throughout Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

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, June 30 -Sept. 29: Naumkeag at Night. 5-8 p.m. Members: $5; Nonmember: $10.

Mondays, July 4-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

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.

Fridays, Aug. 5 to Aug. 26: Mohican Story Hour. 3-4 p.m. Mission House, 19 Main Street, Stockbridge, Mass. Members free; Nonmembers $5

Friday, Aug. 19: Full Moon Canoe Trip. 9-10:30 p.m. Bartholomew's Cobble. Member $32; Nonmember $40.

Saturday, Aug. 20: Teas from the Garden. 2-4 p.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Member $9; Nonmember $15.

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.

FILM

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

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

Tuesdays, July 5 - Aug. 30: "Our Last Tango," Aug. 23.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Sydell and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Box office: 30 Union St., Pittsfield, Mass.; BarringtonStageCo.org or 413-236-8888.

Monday, Aug. 22: Wanda Houston, "No Tune Like a Show Tune," the most popular songs from musicals we know and love. 8 p.m. $35.

Berkshire Concert Choir

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

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

Mondays, Aug. 23: Summer Sing: Sing along with the choir, directed by Paula Nuss. Music provided. Donations of non-perishable food for local pantries requested.

Chesterwood

4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge, Mass.

413-298-3579, www.chesterwood.org.

Friday, Aug. 5-Friday, Aug. 26: "Chesterfest" Americana Music Series, 5:30 p.m., $10 adults; children free.

Concerts at 7

Plainfield Congregational Church, 35 Main St. (Route 116), Plainfield, Mass.

www.PlainfieldConcertsat7.com, www.wistariachambermusic.com, 413-634- 0025.

Concert at 7 p.m. Free; donations are gratefully accepted and will help to sustain the series. A reception follows each concert in the Plainfield Town Hall, next door to the church.

Monday, Aug. 22: The Borromeo String Quartet. Bach, Shostakovich, Beethoven.

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.

Aug. 24: Eagles Band

Dalton CRA

400 Main St., Dalton 413-684-0260, www.dalton cra.org

Thursday, Aug. 18: Concert on the Memorial Lawn with the Malibu Brothers featuring Vinnie Brandi. 6 – 8 p.m. Free.

Great Barrington Bandstand

Behind Town Hall, Great Barrington, Mass.

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

Aug. 19: Bobby Sweet Band

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, Aug. 19: Tenzin Chopak & Rockwood Ferry. "A work of strong and potent natural beauty. Fluid grace, swelling waves of sound, gentle harmonies and thoughtful words." Members, $15; non-members, $20.

Saturday, Aug. 20: Lucy Kaplansky: "a truly gifted performer full of enchanting songs." Members, $25; non-members, $30.

Levitt AMP North Adams Music Series

Colegrove Park, North Adams, Mass.

Concerts this summer and fall on Sundays at 2 p.m. Bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs. Food and beverage vendors available. Free.

Sunday, Aug. 21: Wild Adriatic, a rock band known for its heavy, scorching guitar and blues undertones.

Lilac Park Concerts

Main Street, Lenox, Mass.

Wednesdays, July-August: Concerts in the park, free.

Aug. 24: Katherine Winston, American Idol finalist and Lenox native.

Live on the Lake

Controy Pavilion on Onota Lake, Pittsfield, Mass.

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

Aug. 24: Madison Avenue

Mass MoCA

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

Friday, Aug. 19: Roomful of Teeth, 8 p.m. The ensemble of Grammy-winning vocal titans led by Williams College faculty, Brad Wells, returns to its summer home. $16 students and advance, $22 day of, $28 preferred. Hunter Center.

Saturday, Aug. 20: "Sherlock Jr." with live score by the BQE project. 8 p.m. BQE Project presents its original live score to the hilarious 1924 Buster Keaton classic film. $16 students and advance, $22 day of, $28 preferred. Courtyard C or Hunter Center.

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.)

Aug. 21: St. Petersburg String Quartet with Melvin Chen, piano.

Arianna String Quartet with Francine Kay, piano, and Raman Ramakrishnan, cello, Aug. 28.

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.)

Aug. 20: Michael Berkeley: No Tune Like A Show Tune."

Party in the Park

Noel Field, North Adams, Mass.

Thursdays, July 7-Aug. 25: Free community concert series. 6-8 p.m. Presented by radio stations WUPE and WNAW. Full concert line up available at wupe.com or wnaw.com

Aug. 25: Shyne

Salem Art Works

19 Cary Lane, Salem, N.Y.

(518) 854-7674, www.salemartworks.org

Saturday, Aug. 20: Music on the Hill, 4 to 8 p.m. Family-friendly event showcases local food, great music and beautiful vistas atop the Cary Hill Sculpture Park. Admission by donation.

Sandisfield Arts Center

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

Saturday, Aug. 27: "Eric Martin and Karen Axelrod", music performance, 8 p.m., $20.

Sounds of Summer

VFW, Great Barrington, Mass.

Tuesdays, July 5-Aug. 23: 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

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

Saturday, Aug. 20: The Ever Unfolding Present with music and dance by Geoffrey Gee & Kimerer LaMothe. 7 p.m.

Stockbridge Sinfonia

1045 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 413 442-3289, www.stockbridgesinfonia.org

Rehearsals every Saturday from 9:15-12:30, Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St., Pittsfield. (Bring a music stand.)

Sat., Aug. 20: Concert, 2 p.m., Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge.

Sun., Aug. 21: Concert, 7 p.m., Lenox High School's Duffin Theater, 197 East St., Lenox.

Summer Noontime Concert Series

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

All concerts on Mondays at noon. Free.

Aug. 22: Lucy Bardo, Anne Legene, violas da gamba; Larry Wallach, harpsichord.

Tanglewood

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

Thursday, Aug. 18: Charles Dutoit, conductor; Chamber Ensemble Actors, Charles Dutoit and Friends with violinist Chantal Juillet; program to include Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall.

Friday, Aug. 19: Prelude concert with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Dejan Lazi , piano, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit, conductor, Menahem Pressler, piano, Simona Saturova, soprano, Marianna Pizzolato, mezzo-soprano, Matthew Polenzani, tenor, Riccardo Zanellato, bass,^and Tanglewood Festival Chorus, works of Mozart and Rossini, 8 p.m., Shed.

Saturday, Aug. 20: Rehearsal, Sunday program, 10:30 a.m., Shed; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor; Verdi: "Aida, Acts I and II," with Tanglewood Festival Chorus, sung in Italian with English supertitles, 8 p.m., Shed.

Sunday, Aug. 21: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor, Robert Sheena, English horn, Dejan Lazi , piano; works of Berlioz, Tsontakis, Saint-Saens and Prokofiev, 2:30 p.m., Shed.^^

Tuesday, Aug. 23: Popular Artist Series, Train with Andy Grammer, 7 p.m., Shed.

Wednesday, Aug. 24: Jeremy Denk, piano, "Medieval to Modern," 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar

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

Friday, Aug. 19: Joe Berger, "The Pious Ones" (non-fiction), 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 20: Anna Ornstein, "My Mother's Eyes" (autobiography), 4 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.

Friday and Saturday, Aug. 19 and 20: Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Elizabeth Kasius and Heard. Saturday, David Caldwell Mason Trio. Free. On the terrace.

TALKS

Bidwell House Museum

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

Saturday, Aug. 20: History Talk: "Paper Pilgrims: Letter Writing and Communication in Early America." 10 a.m. Katherine Grandjean, Wellesley College history professor, will talk about letters as material objects and explore how they got from place to place in a world without postal service. Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham, Mass. Members, $10; non-members, $15.

Dorset Historical Society

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

Thursday, Aug. 18: Third Thursday Lunchtime Lecture, noon: Geologist Art Gilbert shares his in-depth knowledge of Dorset's historic marble industry. Bring a sandwich; coffee and dessert provided.

Lectures For Tanglewood 2016

Lenox Library, Lenox Mass.

Presented by Jeremy Yudkin, professor of Music at Boston University, on Fridays and Saturdays 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 19: Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, with Rossini's "Complete Triumph," the Stabat Mater

Saturday, Aug. 20: Aida! What Makes It One of the World's Great Operas?

Lee Library

100 Main St., Lee, Mass.

Writers Read, reading series, fourth Tuesday, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Aug. 23: Sonia Pilcer and Wesley Brown. Free.

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar

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

Friday, Aug. 19: Joe Berger, "The Pious Ones" (non-fiction), 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 20: Anna Ornstein, "My Mother's Eyes" (autobiography), 4 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.

Thursday, Aug. 18: "Touchstones: In Conversation with Katie Roiphe," cultural critic and journalist Kate Bolick in an intimate conversation with author Katie Roiphe, 5:30 p.m., $18 general, $15 members.

Monday, Aug. 22: Monday Lecture Series — Writer Ruth Franklin discusses her forthcoming book, "Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life." 4 p.m. General $30; members $25. Reservations required. Also, Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m.

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

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

Tuesday, Aug. 23: "A Toast! To Artful Dining Among the Arias," Francine Segan. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

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

Boyd-Quinson Main Stage

Through Sept. 3: "Tribes" by Nina Raine. A young man, born deaf into an unconventional family, meets a young woman on the brink of deafness and finally understands what it means to speak up for himself. Preview performances: Friday-Saturday, Aug. 18-20. Evening performances: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Matinees: Sunday at 5 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m. Talkback on Tuesday, Aug. 23. ASL performance: Tuesday, Aug. 23. Tickets: Starting at $20.

St. Germain Stage

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

Through Sept. 4: World premiere, musical "Broadway Bounty Hunter." A 60-ish-old unemployed actor, Annie, is asked to become a bounty hunter and capture a South American drug lord. Preview performances: Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12 and 13. Evening performances: Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Sunday, Thursday (no matinee July 18) and Saturday at 3 p.m. Talkbacks: Wednesdays, Aug. 24 and 31. Tickets: Starting at $20.

Conversations with ...

Sunday, Aug. 21: "Tribes." Members of the deaf community discussing the different methods of communication in deaf culture. 2 p.m. Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Berkshire Theatre Group

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

Through Aug. 20: Judd Hirsch in world premiere of Shem Bitterman's "The Stone Witch." A struggling, young writer is chosen to help a reclusive children's book author and illustrator complete his first manuscript in over a decade. 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-$62.

Through Aug. 27: "Constellations" by Nick Payne. The infinite question of "what if?" is raised. Evening performances: Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Matinee: Saturday at 2 p.m. 6 East St., Stockbridge, Mass. $45-$50.

Through Aug. 19: 11th Annual Community Theatre Production, "Beauty and The Beast." Award-nominated musical will feature over 100 talented Berkshire County natives. Evening performances: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Matinee: Thursday at 2 p.m. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. $20-$50.

Chester Theatre Company

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

Aug. 18-28: Regional premiere, "The Mountaintop" by Katori Hall. April 3, 1968. In a drab room at the Lorraine Motel, an exhausted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wants two things; a cup of coffee and a cigarette. What he gets instead is Camae, a brash, irreverent maid on a mission of her own. Evening performances: Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Matineees: Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Talkbacks: Thursday matinee and Saturday evening. Cast Conversations: Friday matinees. Panel discussion: Sunday, Aug. 21, matinee. $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.

Aug. 18-Sept. 3: "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" by Lanie Robertson. A vivid look into the life and times of jazz great Billie Holiday. Evening performances: Wednesday through Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Sunday and Wednesday, 2 p.m. $20 to $60.

July-August: New Play Reading Series, TBA.

Double Edge Theatre

Box office: 413-628-0277, www.doubleedgetheatre.org.

Through Aug. 22: "Once a Blue Moon - Cada Luna Azul," indoor/outdoor traveling spectacle. Previews July 15-17. Wednesday thru Sunday performances, July 20-Aug.22 at 8 p.m. Double Edge Theatre, 948 Conway Road, Ashfield, Mass.

Fort Salem Theater

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

Saturday, Aug. 20: "Kerr and Company in Cabaret Concert." Dinner theater cabaret at Gardenworks Farm, 1055 Route 30, Salem. Fort Salem Artistic Director Jay Kerr shares stories of the 50 years in show business that led him to Salem. Limited seating; advance reservations required. Four-course dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. $65.

Sunday, Aug. 21: "Kerr and Company in Cabaret Concert." The Cabaret at Fort Salem Theater. Dessert and coffee. $25. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for a 2 p.m. show.

Hubbard Hall

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

Aug. 10-21: Hubbard Hall Opera Theater: "Madama Butterfly" by Puccini, directed by Nathan Troup, conducted by Michael Sakir. Hubbard Hall Mainstage. Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 20, 21 at 2 p.m. $35 General Admission/ $10 Students.

Aug. 14-20: Hubbard Hall Opera Theater: "La Pizza con Funghi," by Seymour Barab, directed by Kirk Jackson, Conservatory Coach & Music Direction by Sara Chiesa. Hubbard Hall's Freight Depot. Aug. 18, and 20 at 7 p.m. Suggested ticket price $15 – pay what you can – all are welcome.

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.

Through Aug. 21: "Sister Act," based on the blockbuster movie, this hit will leave you in high spirits as a young woman helps others raise their voice while struggling to find her own.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass. www.mahaiwe.org or 413-528-0100.

Sunday, Aug. 21: Branagh Theatre: "Romeo and Juliet" in HD broadcast in high definition on the Mahaiwe screen, 1 p.m. $17.

Monday, Aug. 22: "Selected Shorts Unforgettable Journeys" with Jane Curtin, Jane Kaczmarek, and Robert Sean Leonard, 7:30 p.m. $25 to $40.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

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

Through Aug. 21: "The City Of Conversation" by Anthony Giardina delves into the ever-changing tapestry of U.S. Government and the people who shape it off the Senate floor. Evening performances: Wednesday through Saturday 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 1, 2, 3, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m.; July 10 (gala opening) at 4 p.m.; Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee: Aug. 21 at 2 p.m.

Through Sept. 4: "Or" by Liz Duffy Adams. The bawdy 1660s look a lot like modern day in this playful comedy about one chaotic night in the life of the poet, spy, and first female playwright, Aphra Behn. Evening performances: 28 and 30; Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: 18, 24, 27, 31; Sept. 3 at 2 p.m.

Through Sept. 4: "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" by William Shakespeare. Boy meets girl. Boy loves girl. Boy's best friend meets girl and also loves girl. Evening performances: Aug. 18, 19, 24-27, 31; Sept. 1-3 . Matinees: Aug. 20, 28; Sept. 4.

Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre

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: Aug. 19, 21, 24 and 27 at 8:30 p.m. Matinees: Aug. 20, 25 and 28 at 3 p.m.

Aug. 18 – Sept. 11: "Sotto Voce" by Nilo Cruz. A passionate, Jewish-Cuban young man seeks out a famous, reclusive novelist who, decades earlier, had lost her love aboard an ill-fated ship of Jewish refugees during World War II. Evening performances: Aug. 18, 20, 23, 25, 26, 30 and 31; Sept. 3, 9 and 10 at 3 p.m. Matinees: Aug. 21 and 27; Sept. 1, 2, 4 and 11 at 3 p.m.

Outdoor stages

Through Aug. 20: "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare. A world of illusion, debauchery and mayhem. The Dell at The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass. Matinees: Aug. 20 at 11 a.m.

Through Aug. 20: "The Emperor of the Moon" by Aphra Behn. When love strikes, chaos ensues and a coup of astronomic proportions is set. Rose Footprint, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, Mass. Evening performance: Aug. 20.

Shakespeare 400

Aug. 23: "Henry VI.six," six stories from three parts on two stages in one day. Rose Footprint and Tina Packer Playhouse, Aug. 23, all day. All six stories, $70; individual readings, $20.

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. Also Saturday, Aug. 27.

Aug. 18 and 19: Shakespeare & Young Company, performances by summer apprentices. 5 p.m. Rose Footprint. Adults $15, students $8.

Sharon Playhouse

49 Amenia Road, Sharon, Conn.

860-364-7469; sharonplayhouse.org

Aug. 18-28: Tony Award-Winner Elizabeth Franz in Academy Award-winner Ronald Harwood's "Quartet." Performances: Tuesday through Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets, $15-$47.

The Theatre Barn

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

Regular Tickets $27/Sunday Matinée $25

Through Aug. 21: "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah!" Hilarious song parodies are woven into a merry musical about the life of Barry Bockman and his beloved, Sarah Jackman. From birth, to summer at Camp Granada, to marriage, to suburbia and the shopping mall, to retirement in Florida, the audience is treated to a zany cast of characters inspired by the Grammy Award-winning song "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh!" and Sherman's eight albums. Aug. 18, 19, 20 at 8 p.m. Aug. 20 at 4 p.m. and Aug. 21 at 2 p.m.

WAM Theatre

www.wamtheatre.com, 1-800-838-3306.

Sunday, Aug. 22: Fresh Takes play reading series, ""Samsara," 3 p.m., No. Six Depot Roastery and Café, 6 Depot St., West Stockbridge, Mass. Tickets: $10.

Monday, Aug. 22: Post-show discussion. Fresh Takes/Your Take, companion class to reading of "Samsara," 7 p.m. OLLI at Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield, Mass. $40.

Weston Playhouse

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

Mainstage

Through Aug. 20: "Mamma Mia!" The Vermont premiere of one of Broadway's long-running sensations. 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 Sept. 4: "Murder for Two/" Classic musical comedy meets madcap murder mystery in this theatrical whodunit featuring two actors playing 13 roles and two pianos. Evenings at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday Matinees at 2 p.m. Sunday Matinee at 3 p.m.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Box Office: www.wtfestival.org, 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 Aug. 21: "An American Daughter," by Wendy Wasserstein. With Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Grace Gummer, Roe Hartrampf, Stephen Kunken, Darren Pettie, Will Pullen, Deborah Rush, Kate Walsh. When the President of the United States nominates Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes (Walsh) to the position of Surgeon General, the excavation of her past triggers a scandal that threatens her confirmation. Evening performances Aug. 19 and 20 at 8:30 p.m. Weeknight performances Aug. 18 at 7: 30 p.m. Daytime performance Aug. 20 at 3:30 p.m. and Aug. 18 and 21 at 2 p.m. $68

Nikos stage

Through Aug. 21: "And No More Shall We Part," by Tom Holloway. With Jane Kaczmarek, Alfred Molina. American premiere. When Pam (Kaczmarek) becomes terminally ill, she and her husband Don (Molina) must face the most difficult decision yet in their long and loving marriage. Evening performances Aug. 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. Weeknight performance Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Daytime performance Aug. 20 at 3:30 p.m. and Aug. 18 and 21 at 2 p.m. $58

Location TBD

Through Aug. 19: Fridays@3. Free readings of new plays. July 15: "Where Storms Are Born" by 2016 Playwright-in-Residence Harrison David Rivers, directed by Liesl Tommy. Aug. 19: "Cutie & Bear" by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Evan Cabnet. Free, but reservations required.