Thursday July 4, 2013

Thursday

July 4

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

Summer Lecture and Performance Series, events relating to art exhibits. Thursday evenings in July and August. Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

Jacob’s Pillow

All invited to picnic at the Pillow and bring little ones to the Kids Corner to learn dance steps and take part in free family dance activities. 5 p.m. Becket.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Musical Independence Day, free family concert from Jazz to Rock, 4 p.m., with John Clark on French horn, Michael Rabinowitz on bassoon and friends, on the riverbank at the Charlemont Bridge, Route 8A.

North Adams fireworks

Join thousands in downtown North Adams for a celebration of Independence day and baseball, 9:30 p.m. Fireworks begin after the SteepleCats home game at Joe Wolfe Field. North Adams.

Pittsfield July 4 Parade

Procession down North Street with theme "America the Beautiful." www.pittsfieldparade.com.

Shakespeare & Company

July 4 barbecue, 1:30 to 5 p.m., and reading of Declaration of Independence, 3 p.m. Lenox.

Williamstown Chamber

Annual July 4 Parade. Old-fashioned Inependence Day celebration. Route 2 at Southworth Street through Spring Street, Williamstown.


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Williams College Museum of Art

Founding Documents Come to Life: WilliamstownTheatre Festival actors read the Declaration of Independence and the British reply, 2 p.m.. Visit the documents in the galleries. Museum open 1 to 4 pm. Williamstown.

DANCE

Jacob’s Pillow

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, 8 p.m. -- New York City contemporary ensemble, ancers from Brazil, Korea, France, Portugal, Romania, and across the U.S. Shantala Shivalingappa, classical south Indian dance style Kuchipudi, 8:15 p.m., with live music. Free Inside/Out Performance: Sayat Nova Dance Company, named for 18th-century Armenian Troubador, 6:15 p.m. Becket.

MUSIC

Summer Sonatina Camp

Student performances from the Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp, for pianists ages 7 to 16 of all levels, 6 p.m., Bennington Center for the Arts, Gypsy Lane and Route 9W, Bennington, Vt., (802) 442-9197.

Tanglewood

Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne, Rock and Roll and Songwriter hall-of-famer, with songwriter and fiddle player Sara Watkins, founder of grammy-winning trio Nickel Creek, 7 p.m. in the Shed, Lenox. Fireworks to follow the concert.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"On the Town," Leonard Bernstein musical -- three sailors on shore leave in "New York, New York," includes Coney Island Ballet, 2 p.m., Mainstage. "Muckrakers," a young activist brings home a political hacker, 4 p.m. St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Lion in Winter," Christmas 1183 -- King Henry II, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and their sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, play political chess, 8 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Oklahoma!" Rogers & Hammerstein musical, 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

"Love’s Labour’s Lost," Shakespearean romantic comedy, 7:30 p.m. "Heroes," Tom Stoppard’s translation of Gerald Sibleras’ comedy about three World War I veterans restive in a retirement home, 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

"Don’t Dress For Dinner," farce, 8 p.m. Bernard plans for a rendezvous with his mistress, and his wife stays in town for a tryst of her own. New Lebanon, N.Y.

TriArts Sharon Playhouse

Monty Python’s Spamalot is an outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the 1975 film classic "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," which tells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Music and lyrics by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. 7 p.m. 

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Animal Crackers," 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown. "American Hero," 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

Friday

July 5

ART

First Fridays Artswalk

Free monthly event with dozens of artists’ work on display in more than 20 shows in downtown Pittsfield’s Upstreet Cultural District, 5 to 8 p.m., (413) 443-6501, discoverpittsfield.com/firstfridaysartswalk.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

"Portraits of Berkshire County Elders," photo exhibition of portraits by photographer Jane Feldman and others, today through Aug. 5. Part of summer-long festival of music, performance, dance and more celebrating African-American life, culture, history and community, strength and creativity in the Berkshires. www.liftevryvoice.org. Pittsfield.

Sohn Fine Art Gallery

Sohn Fine Art is pleased to present A Distinct Vision: a 40 year retrospective of works by award-winning photographer Greg Gorman, as part of the Master Artist Series. The exhibition runs from July 5 to September 30. Stockbridge.

DANCE

Jacob’s Pillow

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, 8 p.m. -- New York City contemporary ensemble, ancers from Brazil, Korea, France, Portugal, Romania, and across the U.S. Shantala Shivalingappa, classical south Indian dance style Kuchipudi, 8:15 p.m., with live music. Free Inside/Out Performance: Pasión y Arte Flamenco, 6:15 p.m. Free Pillow Talk with Jeffrey Page, choreographer for "So You Think You Can Dance" and Beyonce music videos, 5 p.m., Becket.

FILM

Adams

Opening Movie Night, "E.T." 6 p.m., free, Adams Town Hall Lawn. www.celebrateadams.com.

MUSIC

Guthrie Center

"John Lennon Re-Imagined," The Nutopians, doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Troubador series, folk music. Great Barrington.

Lenox Library

Tanglewood pre-concert lecture with Professor Jeremy Yudkin. "What a Way to Start! Joshua Bell and Tchaicovsky." 2:30 p.m. yudkinjaf@gmail.com

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Modern Middle East and Wagner-Liszt -- Marjorie Melnick, mezzo- soprano; Estela Olevsky, piano; and duo Jalal: Kathryn Lockwood, viola, and Yousif Sheronick, percussion. Contemporary works include "Shadow & Light" by Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin, "Jubb Jannin" by Yousif Sheronick, "Eternal Return" by Hafez Nazeri. 7 p.m., Charlemont.

Tanglewood

Prelude Concert with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 6 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. "This Week at Tanglewood" panel discussion with moderator Martin Bookspan and guest artists, 7:15 p.m. in the Shed. Opening Night at Tanglewood with Boston Symphony Orchestra an Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor -- all-Tchaikovsky program with Joshua Bell, violin: Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 5 at 8:30 p.m. in the Shed. Lenox.

The Mount

Come to the Mount’s Terrace for a rousing blend of traditional and modern music with influences from the Americas and beyond, performed by some of the region’s best musicians. Relax with a glass of wine and light fare while savoring the sounds and the spectacular view. 5 to 8 p.m., Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Sanctuaries

Twilight World of Bats, 7:30 p.m. Natural history and diversity of bats and a search for bats, Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"On the Town," Leonard Bernstein musical, 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage. "Muckrakers," 7:30 p.m. St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Lion in Winter," Christmas 1183 -- King Henry II, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and their sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, play political chess, 8 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Oklahoma!" Rogers & Hammerstein musical, 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Chester Theatre

"Arms on Fire," a young singer in search of a career break who meets a factory worker living in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Chester.

Performance Space 21

"Long Ago and Far Away and other short plays by David Ives," an evening of comedic short plays by contemporary American playwright of verbal dexterity, theatrical invention and quirky humor, 8 p.m. Walking the dog Theater production, Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

"Les Faux Pas," Molière adaptation, 5:30 p.m. "Richard II," Shakespeare’s Tudor look at the War of the Roses, 7:30 p.m. "Master Class," Tony-award-winning play on life of an opera singer, 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

"Don’t Dress For Dinner," farce, 8 p.m. Bernard plans for a rendezvous with his mistress, and his wife stays in town for a tryst of her own. New Lebanon, N.Y.

TriArts Sharon Playhouse

Monty Python’s Spamalot is an outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the 1975 film classic "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," which tells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Music and lyrics by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. 2 p.m.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Animal Crackers," 8 p.m. family night, Main Stage, Williamstown. "American Hero," 8 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown, Fridays @3 new play readings, 3 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

Saturday

July 6

ART

Arts Alive of the Hilltowns

Annual Hilltown Arts Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. pottery, weaving, sculpture, music, crafts, glass, paintings, other visual arts, silent auction, arts demonstrations in Worthington in the Town Hall, Church, and School and on the Green in front of these buildings. Church Fair, Hilltown Artisans Guild, food and other local green products. Free admission and parking. staffordnatalie@gmail.com.

Hancock Shaker Village

Hand-Cut Dovetail workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Steve Grasselli: The Shakers were well versed in hand joinery and used dovetails in boxes, case construction, and, of course, drawers. Learn to make either a pine candle box or a pine tray using dovetail joinery. Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum

20th anniversary reunion of people who modeled for photographs that Norman Rockwell used to inspire paintings and illustrations. Stockbridge.

Sandisfield Arts Center

"One piece at a time," quilt artist and horse trainer Teresa Bills’ work inspired by the Sandisfield woodlands and horses, 3 to 5 p.m. Sandisfield.

COMMUNITY

Bidwell House Museum

Township No. 1 Day: A community celebration of Tyringham and Monterey history. Live music by local musicians, children’s activities, baking contest, historic craft demonstrations, author talks and more. 1-4:30 p.m. Free. Monterey www.bidwellhousemuseum.org or (413) 528-6888.

Lift Ev’ry Voice

"Daring to Dream," young adult spoken-word poets perform during gallery hours, reading of Frederick Douglass’ July 4 address and evening concert by R&B singer Bettye LaVette at 8 p.m. Mass MoCA, North Adams. www.liftevryvoice.org.

DANCE

Jacob’s Pillow

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, 2 and 8 p.m. -- New York City contemporary ensemble, ancers from Brazil, Korea, France, Portugal, Romania, and across the U.S. Shantala Shivalingappa, classical south Indian dance style Kuchipudi, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m., with live music. Free Inside/Out Performance: The School at Jacob’s Pillow Movin’ Commercial Program, 6:15 p.m. Free Pillow Talk: CN U Tweet Revus? on online trends in responding to dance, 4 p.m., Becket.

HISTORY

Ashley House

Site on the African American Heritage trail tells the story of Elizabeth Freeman, who sued for her freedom in 1781, helping to end slavery in Massachusetts. New outdoor exhibit on Freeman’s life and legacy, free. Guided tours Saturdays and Sundays to Sept. 1, 1 and 2 p.m. Open daily for self-guided tours. Sheffield.

Mission House

Guided house tours & Munsee-Mohican exhibit, Colonial Revival gardens: Where Stockbridge began. Home of Rev. John Sergeant, missionary to the Stockbridge tribe, 1739-1749. Open Saturdays and Sundays, tours at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Stockbridge. www.thetrustees.org.

Stockbridge Library

2013 Cemetery Tour: "The People Who Created Those Famous Stockbridge Sites," 4 p.m. learn about Stockbridge’s famous and infamous citizens, influential and ordinary residents, founding families and recent arrivals. Stockbridge cemetery, accross from Town Hall offices. (413) 298-5501.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

Animals Up Close: African Serval Cat, 1 p.m. W.I.L.D. Center & Zoological Park of New England presents remarkable animals from this continent and others. Learn about efforts to protect the habitats and unique environments these animals need to survive. Species include the African Serval Cat, Moluccan Cockatoo, Black and White Argentine Tegu, and Red Fox. Pittsfield.

Great Barrington Bandstand

David Grover and Grover’s Gang performs a free concert series at Great Barrington Bandstand, behind town hall. If Norman Rockwell were alive today, he would paint the joy on the faces of the hundreds of families who gather each summer Saturday morning for "the best in family entertainment!" Share it with everyone you love. A Tanglewood for Tots. 10 a.m., Barrington.

Science in Pittsfield Parks

Lead by scuebce educator, Lisa Provencher, Science in the Parks is a free program where kids will learn about water, the environment, and why keeping our parks clean is important. All ages are invited. Clapp Park, 10 a.m. (413) 499-0692.

Williamstown Library

Nutshell Playhouse "Mambo and Nemonee’s Worldwide Adventure," about the Earth’s mysteries and the balance of nature. 1 p.m. Routes 2 and 7, Williamstown. (413) 458-5369.

MUSIC

Aston Magna music festival

Monteverdi madrigals and Giaches de Wert. Masterful and imaginative musical settings from the 16th and early 17th century with Aston Magna’s Madrigal Singers: exploring the musical library of America’s third president, Thomas Jefferson, illuminated by excerpts from his writings, music of Corelli, Mozart, J.C. Bach, Maria Cosway and Francis Hopkinson. 6 p.m., Daniel Arts Center at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington. Pre-concert lecture before all concerts, and "Meet the Artists" afterward.

Bascom Lodge

Saturday Night Jazz Concert, 6 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

Guthrie Center

"John Lennon Re-Imagined," The Nutopians, doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Troubador series, folk music. Great Barrington.

Lenox Library

Tanglewood pre-concert lecture with Professor Jeremy Yudkin. "The Creation of the World in One Symphony: Mahler’s Third." 2:30 p.m. yudkinjaf@gmail.com

Mass MoCA

Bettye LaVette: Great lady of soul, singer/songwriter in concert, 8 p.m. North Adams.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Modern Middle East and Wagner-Liszt -- Marjorie Melnick, mezzo- soprano; Estela Olevsky, piano; and duo Jalal: Kathryn Lockwood, viola, and Yousif Sheronick, percussion. Contemporary works include "Shadow & Light" by Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin, "Jubb Jannin" by Yousif Sheronick, "Eternal Return" by Hafez Nazeri. 7:30 p.m., Charlemont.

Tanglewood

Pre-Rehearsal Talk, 9:30 a.m. and rehearsal, Saturday program, 10:30 a.m. Boston Symphony Orchestra with Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor: Mahler Symphony No. 3 with Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano; Woman of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus with John Oliver, conductor; PALS Children’s Chorus with Andy Icochea Icochea, conductor, 8:30 p.m., in the Shed. Lenox.

OUTOORS

Bartholomew’s Cobble

Saturday Canoe Trip, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sheffield.

Berkshire Sanctuaries

Canoeing Buckley Dunton Lake, Becket, 9 a.m. to noon. Explore the coves and inlets of this beautiful pond, go ashore to eat a snack, see the boreal plant communities, and watch for signs of animals like porcupines and moose. Run by Pleasant Valley Sanctuaries, Lenox.

Master gardeners

Western Mass Master Gardeners workshop: Choice and placement of shrubs in the garden, 10 a.m. demonstration gardens behind Springside House, Springside Park, off upper North Street, Pittsfield. Free, rain or shine. (413) 743-5193.

Project Native

Bug and butterfly safari, 9:30 a.m. Overview of Project Native and the Butterfly House. Walk to find and collect eggs, caterpillars and butterflies to relocate into the Butterfly House. Tricks for finding eggs and caterpillars. Identify host plants and ecologically harvest food for caterpillars in the Butterfly House. All ages are welcome. Free, Housatonic.

Tamarack Hollow

Clear and blaze trails at nature and culture center in Windsor, 10 a.m., with Naturalist Aimee Gelinas, aimee@gaiaroots.com. Food provided. www.tamarackhollow.com.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Muckrakers," 4 and 7:30 p.m. St. Germain Stage. "On the Town," Leonard Bernstein musical, 8 p.m., Mainstage. Mr. Finn and his all-star songwriters, original songs, 9 p.m. Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Lion in Winter," Christmas 1183 -- King Henry II, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and their sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, play political chess, 2 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Oklahoma!" Rogers & Hammerstein musical, 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Chester Theatre

"Arms on Fire," a young singer in search of a career break who meets a factory worker living in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. 8 p.m., Chester.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Mahaiwe presents a Sing-a-Long costume party to the 1978 musical film Grease. 7 p.m., Great Barrington.

Performance Space 21

"Long Ago and Far Away and other short plays by David Ives," an evening of comedic short plays by contemporary American playwright of verbal dexterity, theatrical invention and quirky humor, 8 p.m. Walking the dog Theater production, Chatham, N.Y.

Sandisfield Arts Center

One-woman performance, storyteller Amber Chand will tell her own journey, 8 p.m. Raised in Uganda, she was expelled as a refugee at age 20. Sandisfield.

Shakespeare & Company

Behind the scenes tour, 10:30 a.m. "Love’s Labour’s Lost," 2 p.m. "Master Class," 3 p.m. Midsummer Night’s Meal buffet, 5 to 7 p.m. "Les Faux Pas," 5:30 p.m. "Richard II," 7:30 p.m. "Heroes," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

"Don’t Dress For Dinner," farce, 4 and 8 p.m. Bernard plans for a rendezvous with his mistress, and his wife stays in town for a tryst of her own. New Lebanon, N.Y.

TriArts Sharon Playhouse

Monty Python’s Spamalot is an outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the 1975 film classic "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," which tells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Music and lyrics by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Animal Crackers," 3:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown. "American Hero," 3:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

Sunday

July 7

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Auto Show

40 categories of cars, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hillcrest Campus, Berkshire Medical Center, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield. Benefits Berkshire United Way. www.berkshireautoshow.com. Rain date: July 14.

Lecture: Martin Bookspan

Join legendary broadcaster Martin Bookspan for a lively talk: "My Friends Leonard Bernstein & Aaron Copland." Martin Bookspan has been commentator for nationwide radio broadcasts of concerts by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, and in a distinguished career of 60 years, is known as "The Voice of Classical Music." 11:30 a.m. At the Gateways Inn, Lenox.

North Chatham Library

Astrophotographer Scott Nammacher will talk about the construction of his observatory, and the process of taking and creating his photos. If the day is sunny, there will also be a solar telescope set up for attendees to observe the sun after the presentation.

Summer Sundays

Local craft and food vendors, music, children’s activities, IS183 art initiative, 4 p.m. to dusk, and movie under the stars with Images Cinema. Williamstown Chamber of Commerce event through July, (413) 458-9077 or www.summersundays01267.com

DANCE

Jacob’s Pillow

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, 2 p.m. -- New York City contemporary ensemble, ancers from Brazil, Korea, France, Portugal, Romania, and across the U.S. Shantala Shivalingappa, classical south Indian dance style Kuchipudi, 2:15 p.m., with live music. Master class with Shantala Shivalingappa. Film "Never Stand Still," Jacob’s Pillow documentary, 4:30 p.m. Becket.

HISTORY

Quaker Meeting House

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

MUSIC

Tamarack Hollow

West African & Caribbean Hand Drum class for all ages at the Mount Greylock Summit, 5 p.m. www.tamarackhollow.com. Dinner available afterwards at Bascom Lodge. www.bascomlodge.net.

Tanglewood

Boston Pops Orchestra with Keith Lockhart, conductor, and country singer/songwriter Vince Gill, 2:30 p.m. in the Shed. Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Mountain Meadow Preserve

Discovering Butterflies walk, 1 to 3 p.m., Williamstown.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"On the Town," Leonard Bernstein musical, 5 p.m., Mainstage. Mr. Finn and his all-star songwriters, original songs, 8 p.m. Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Oklahoma!" Rogers & Hammerstein musical, 2 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Chester Theatre

"Arms on Fire," a young singer in search of a career break who meets a factory worker living in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. 2 p.m., Chester.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires

"Transposing Broadway: The Jewish Influences on the Broadway Musical" with Stuart Hecht, Professor of Theatre, Boston College, 3 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois Street, North Adams. (413) 663-5830.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

"The Audience" starring Helen Mirren, London’s National Theatre in HD, 3 p.m. Great Barrington.

Performance Space 21

"Long Ago and Far Away and other short plays by David Ives," an evening of comedic short plays by contemporary American playwright of verbal dexterity, theatrical invention and quirky humor, 8 p.m. Walking the dog Theater production, Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

"Richard II," 2 p.m. "Heroes," 3 p.m. "Love’s Labour’s Lost," 7:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

"Don’t Dress For Dinner," farce, 2 p.m. Bernard plans for a rendezvous with his mistress, and his wife stays in town for a tryst of her own. New Lebanon, N.Y.

TriArts Sharon Playhouse

Monty Python’s Spamalot is an outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the 1975 film classic "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," which tells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Music and lyrics by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Animal Crackers," 2 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown. "American Hero," 2 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

Monday

July 8

ART

Becket Arts Center

"Why This?...Not That? Insights Into Programming a Successful Season" Jeffrey Borak, Berkshire Eagle Arts and Entertainment Editor & Theatre Critic, hosts Sue Killam, Director of Performing Arts at Mass MoCA; Connie Chin, General Manager, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival; and Jason Velazquez, Marketing Director, Shakespeare & Co. Event is free, 7:30 p.m. Dessert & Coffee 7 p.m., $5. Supported in part by grants from the Cultural Councils of Becket, Washington, Hinsdale/Peru, Lee, and Otis, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 7 Brooker Hill Rd., Becket. (413) 623-6635.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Great Art in HD: Edvard Munch in an exhibition co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum in Oslo. 7 p.m. Great Barrington.

FILM

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

American and International Jewish films. The documentary film Koch provides a portrait of the three time New York City Mayor. 4 p.m. The French film My Best Holidays explores the relationships of a Jewish French-Algerian family. 8 p.m. Lenox Memorial High School.

Clark Art Institute

Homericana film series: "Winslow Homer: Society and Solitude," 3 p.m. Documentary profile by Steven J. Ross follows the artist from his work as an illustrator in New York before the Civil War into the new century, when he had become a reclusive painter of the Maine coast. Interviews with scholars including Marc Simpson, curator of the Clark exhibition. Williamstown.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

"Possibilities" starring Tony and Globe award-winner Linda Lavin, with Billy Stritch on piano, Broaway stanards and cabaret songs, 8 p.m. on the Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Performance Space 21

Summer community sing led by Gwen Gould accompanied by Michael Clement at the piano, 7:30 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Tanglewood

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra with Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor, and Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellows: Turina Danzas fantásticas, Op. 22; Kodály, Dances of Galánta; Beethoven, Symphony No. 5, at 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall, Lenox.

THEATER

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Lion in Winter," Christmas 1183 -- King Henry II, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and their sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, play political chess, 8 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Oklahoma!" Rogers & Hammerstein musical, 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

"Broadway in the Berkshires," on and off-Broaway stars sing to benefit Shakespeare & Company education and training programs, 6 p.m. Lenox.

WRITING

The Mount

"Margaret Fuller: A New American Life," author’s talk and tea with Megan Marshall, 4 p.m., on America’s first female war correspondent, Thoreau’s editor, and Emerson’s close friend -- a woman who forever changed women’s sense of how they could think and live. Lenox.

Yiddish short stories

Three-part course begins, 10 a.m., at Congregation Knesset Israel, Pittsfield.

Tuesday

July 9

ART

The Clark

Free drop-in watercolor workshop at the Clark offers artistic inspiration to all ages. Local artists Andrew Davis and Claire Fox will provide instruction. All materials are provided. 2 to 6 p.m.

COMMUNITY

Ventfort Hall

Bernard Drew, historian and Berkshire Eagle columnist, digs "Into the Tomb of Tutmosis IV with Howard Carter and Robb Tytus." Tytus’ 1902 eyewitness account of their exploratory descent is the basis of this speaker’s illustrated talk. 4 p.m., (413) 637-3206.

DANCE

Berkshire Pulse

Join us this July for open classes. Choreographer Ian Spencer Bel guides dancers through basic American Modern dance technique. Bell focuses on musicality, proper body alignment and technical efficiency, and developing a life-long creative practice. 6:40 p.m., Housatonic Community Center.

FILM

Performance Space 21

"Humoresque," based on a Fanny Hurst: talented violinist from the slums and the wealthy socialite who becomes his patron and lover. 8:30 p.m., free. Chatham, N.Y.

KID STUFF

North Chatham Library

Summer is coming, and so are our free summer programs. This year the NYS theme is "Arts and Animals." "Marvelous Mutts" starts us off with a dog show! These dogs have been adopted from shelters, loved and trained. Watch and enjoy dogs in all shapes and sizes, doing a variety of tricks. All ages are welcome. 10:30 a.m.

MUSIC

Clark Art Institute

Free concert with Across the Pond, a popular Beatles tribute band who strives to capture the exuberance of a live Beatles show, including later Beatles songs recorded but never performed in concert. 6 p.m. Williamstown.

Eagles Band

Eagles Concert Band will perform free concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday All-American program with a couple of native Brits, Bob Hope and James Bond. Springside Park, Pittsfield.

Lilac Park concerts

Miss B Haven, 6:30 p.m. Main Street, Lenox. (413) 637-3646.

Ventfort Hall

Andranik Gaybaryan, master violin maker/restorer, and Michael Zaretsky, first violist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, make music with a show-and-tell on "Violins Made New and Restored." Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"On the Town," Leonard Bernstein musical, 7 p.m., Mainstage. Musical theater apprentices perform cabaret, 10 p.m., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Lion in Winter," Christmas 1183 -- King Henry II, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and their sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, play political chess, 8 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Oklahoma!" Rogers & Hammerstein musical, 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

Tuesday talk with the cast of "Les Faux Pas," 5 p.m. "Richard II," 7:30 p.m. "Master Class," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Animal Crackers," 7:30 p.m., with talkback, Main Stage, Williamstown.

WRITING

Memoir reading

Reading by local author Titian Papachristou from "Other Times, Other Places: Growing up in Peace and War," 5 p.m. The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St., Lenox. www.bookstoreinlenox.com.

Tuesday project

WordXWord Story Slam Semi-final 1, 8 p.m., yBar, 391 North St., Pittsfield. wxw365.com.

Wednesday

July 10

DANCE

Jacob’s Pillow

Companhia Urbana de Dança -- dancers from the suburbs and favelas of Rio de Janeiro blend hip-hop, urban, contemporary, and Brazilian social dance, 8 p.m. Lift Ev’ry Voice event. Brian Brooks Moving Company, 8:15 p.m. Free Inside/Out Performance: SwingFX, remixed swing-era, 6:15 p.m. Becket.

HISTORY

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

Rabbinic Intern Jodie Gordon, "Heroines on the Haystack: Iconography, Gender and early Zionism," portrayals of gender amplify the message of early Zionists, 2 p.m. Doreen Rappaport on her book, "Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Persistance During The Holocaust," 7:30 p.m. 270 State Road; Great Barrington, (413) 528-6378.

KID STUFF

Williamstown Library

John Geary talks about archaeology, 3 p.m. Routes 2 and 7, Williamstown. (413) 458-5369.

MUSIC

Concerts at Windsor Lake

Free live music, 6:30 p.m. Concessions available. 200 Bradley St., North Adams. www.northadams-ma.gov, (413) 664-6180.

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

"John Bascom and the Naming of Bascom Lodge," with Lauren Stevens, 6 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"On the Town," Leonard Bernstein musical, 2 and 7 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Playwrights Lab

Staged Reading of new play, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Lion in Winter," Christmas 1183 -- King Henry II, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and their sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, play political chess, 7 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

The Berkshire Playwrights Lab presents a staged reading of a new play. 7:30 p.m., Great Barrington.

Mettawee River Theatre

"Taliesen," medieval Welsh tale of sorcery and court intrigue, told with giant figures, puppets and masks, 8 p.m. Park-McCullough House lawn, North Bennington, Vt. www.mettawee.org.

Shakespeare & Company

Behind the scenes tour, 10:30 a.m. "Master Class," 3 p.m. "Les Faux Pas," 5:30 p.m. "Richard II," 7:30 p.m. with Q&A. p.m. "Heroes," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Dracula," Free Theatre. Adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, written by Free Theatre co-founder Steve Lawson. Family and picnic-friendly. 7 p.m., Poker Flats Field, Williamstown. "Hapgood," preview. Tom Stoppard’s Cold War thriller stars Kate Burton in tour-de-force title role, 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown. "Animal Crackers," 7:30 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown.

WRITING

Becket Arts Center

Poetry In Motion with Annie Rye, movement therapist and educator. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (413) 623-6635 to register. 7 Brooker Hill Rd., Becket.