Thursday, July 11

ART

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

"Winslow Homer: Making Art, Making History," Michael Cassin, Clark Art Institute, 7 p.m., free. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA

Roger Shimomura artist talk, 4 p.m., on work "Freedom: Just Another Word ForŠ" Kidspace show of works illustrating freedom, along with Ang Tsherin Sherpa, Ran Hwang an Gonkar Gyatso, North Adams.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Fairy Tales: A New History," with Ruth B. Bottigheimer, learn the true origins of fairy tales, 5:30 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge.

(Abby LePage / Berkshire Theatre Group)

Williams College Museum of Art

Williams College art walk: Stroll on campus to look at three public artworks, 4 p.m. Williamstown. Art and aperitif al fresco, 4 to 8 p.m. Gallery talks or performances on Thursdays weekly, July 11-Aug. 29. Williamstown. 

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Athenaeum

Summer book sale sponsored by Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum, 5 to 8 p.m., for members only, join at the door, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Lenox Library

Reception for Letty Cottin Pogrebin, co-founder of Ms. Magazine, to discuss her newest book, "How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick," 4:30 p.m., Kemble Inn, 2 Kemble St., Lenox. Benefits the Lenox Library. (413) 637-2630, ext. 121.

The Mount

"Struttin' with Some Barbecue:" 5 to 7 p.m. An evening of food and music with Craig Harris and friends. Lenox.

Multicultural Bridge

Cultural Competence & Community Stewardship Awards Ceremony with the Voice Identity Project, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Berkshire Museum.

 

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Companhia Urbana de Dança -- dancers of Rio de Janeiro blend hip-hop, urban, contemporary, and Brazilian social dance, 8 p.m. 8:15 p.m. Tina Croll + Company, rhythms of Balkan folk music, 6:15 p.m. Becket.

 

KID STUFF

Adams

Terry ala Berry live music 7 p.m., free. Adams Town Common, 6 p.m.,

Adams Library

"Let's Dig into Magic," 6 p.m., 92 Park Street, Adams, (413) 742-8345.

Junior Rangers

Outdoor exploration, 10 a.m., Mount Greylock, Adams; (413) 499-4262.

MUSIC

Eagles Band

Free concert 7 p.m. celebrating Verdi's and Wagner's 200th birthdays, "Oklahoma." Dalton CRA.

Tanglewood

Harbison's "The Great Gatsby," with Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music with Ryan Turner, artistic director and conductor, 7:30 p.m. Ozawa Hall. Concert performance, Lenox.

 

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Sanctuaries

Evening at the Beaver Ponds, 7 p.m. Learn about the natural history of beavers. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"On the Town," Leonard Bernstein musical t, 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Extremities," 8 p.m. Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge. "Oklahoma!" , 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Chester Theatre

"Tryst," Downton Abbey meets Hitchcock: psychological thriller set in Edwardian London, 2 and 8 p.m., Chester.

Oldcastle Theatre

"Northern Boulevard," 2 and 8 p.m. new musical follows a couple through 40 years. Bennington, Vt.

Performance Space 21

"Long Ago and Far Away and other short plays by David Ives," 8 p.m. Walking the dog Theater, Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

"Love's Labour's Lost," 2 p.m. "Richard II," 7:30 p.m. "Heroes," Tom Stoppard's translation of Gerald Sibleras' comedy about three World War I veterans, 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

Agatha Christie's "The Unexpected Guest," 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

TriArts Sharon Playhouse

"Doubt," Stage 2 performance, Sharon, Conn., (860) 364-7469.

Ventfort Hall

"Morgan O-Yuki: The Geisha of the Gilded Age," 7 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox, (413) 637-3206.

VOICES Theatre Company

"Pittsfield's ‘Glory'," 7 p.m., Pittsfield Cemetery, Wahconah Street, Pittsfield; (413) 442-1793 or 442-1928.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Animal Crackers," 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Main Stage, "Hapgood," 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Opening night, Nikos Stage, "Dracula," 7 p.m., Poker Flats Field. Cabaret, late night cabaret performance, 10:30 p.m., Goodrich Hall, Williamstown.

 

WRITING

Temple Anshe Amunim

"Daniel, a man of all times," noon with Ruth Breindel, a tale in two languages and two parts, adventure and prophesy. Pittsfield.

Friday. July 12

ART

Berkshire Arts Festival

Artists in textiles, glass, painting, ceramics, jewelry, metalwork, woodwork and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Ski Butternut, Great Barrington. www.berkshireartsfestival.com.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Athenaeum

Summer book sale sponsored by Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum, 10 to 4 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Congregation Knesset Israel

Rabbis Who Love the Berkshires talk: "Will Our Grandchildren Be Jewish? The Future of American Jewry," 11 a.m., free. 70 Kemble St., Lenox, Shakespeare & Company.

North Adams

Eagle Street Beach party, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., 250,000 pounds of sand spread curb to curb -- adult fiesta 7-10 p.m. with margaritas served on the beach. North Adams.

St. Ann's Summer Festival

Kds' carnival, evening teen activity, Casino Night, food and more, St. Ann's Church, 134 Main St., Lenox.

DANCE

Berkshire Ballroom

Second annual "Son of a Beach," ballroom and social dance beach party 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield; bob@berkshireballroom.org

 

FILM

Adams

Movie night, "Zookeeper." starts at dusk, free, Adams Town Hall Lawn. www.celebrateadams.com.

 

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

WeeMuse: "Night of Science," 5-7 p.m. Wacky science experiments: liquid nitrogen ice cream, glow in the dark slime, hover crafts. Pittsfield.

Performance Space 21

Storyteller Eshu Bumpus, 1 p.m., African, African-American and world folktales leavened with music, humor and mystery. Chatham, N.Y.

LECTURE

Tanglewood Lecture

"Wagner's Romantic Birthday Present and Ravel's Foray into Jazz," with Professor Jeremy Yudkin, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Library, 18 Main St.; yudkinjaf@gmail.com or at the door.

MUSIC

Guthrie Center

Christine Lavin and Don White, comic warmth and generosity, doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Troubador series, folk music. Great Barrington.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Theater and Cabaret -- "recalling Piaf," sonatina for violin and piano (1958), with William Bolcom, composer; Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano; Masako Yanagita, violin. 7 p.m., Charlemont.

Tanglewood

Prelude Concert with BSO, 6 p.m. in Ozawa Hall,. Pnel with moderator Martin Bookspan and guest, 7:15 p.m. BSO with Kazushi Ono, conductor, and Leon Fleisher, piano: Wagner's "Siegfried Idyll," Ravel " Piano Concerto in D for the left hand" and Rimsky-Korsakov, "Scheherazade," 8:30 p.m. in the Shed, Lenox.

 

OUTDOORS

Naumkeag

Tea Ceremony in the Chinese Garden, 3 p.m. Stockbridge.

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"On the Town," 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Lion in Winter," 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Oklahoma!" , 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. "Extremities," 8 p.m. Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre

"Tryst," 8 p.m., Chester.

Oldcastle Theatre

"Northern Boulevard," 8 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Performance Space 21

"Long Ago and Far Away and other short plays by David Ives,"8 p.m. Walking the dog Theater Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

Riotous Youth, 9, 10 and 11 a.m., "Les Faux Pas," Molière adaptation, 5:30 p.m. "Richard II," 7:30 p.m. "Master Class," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

Agatha Christie's "The Unexpected Guest," mystery, 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Ventfort Hall

"Morgan O-Yuki: The Geisha of the Gilded Age," 4 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox, (413) 637-3206.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Dracula," 7 p.m., Poker Flats Field, "Animal Crackers," 8 p.m., Family night, Main Stage, "Hapgood," 8 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown. Cabaret, 11 p.m., Goodrich Hall, Williamstown.

 

WRITING

Stockbridge Library

Annual book sale: 16,000 gently used books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free, 46 Main St., Stockbridge.

 

Saturday, July 13

ART

Chesterwood

Sculpture workshops, noon to 2 p.m. Meet artists in Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood. Stockbridge.

Hancock Shaker Village

Photographing The City of Peace with Ben Garver, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Digital photography workshop with the Berkshire Eagle's photo editor. Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Maya and Beyond: The Art of Jarvis Rockwell" iby Norman Rockwell's son. Documentary 6 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

Omi International Arts Center

Art Omi weekend: Private guided tour of the studios, 6 p.m. Dinner and dancing, 7 p.m. to midnight. Ghent, N.Y.

 

COMMUNITY

Bascom Lodge

75th Anniversary Weekend Celebration: drumming and mountain blessing. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

Berkshire Athenaeum

Summer book sale sponsored by Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum, 10 to 4 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Cummington Fairgrounds

4-H Fair, animals, exhibits, 97 Fairgrounds Road, www.cummingtonfair.com.

Dalton Lions Club circus

Elephants, acrobats and all, 2 and 5:30 p.m. at the Dalton American Legion Field on Route 9 in Dalton. Advance tickets at Big Y, Greenridge Variety and Dalton General Store. (413) 842-5212.

Otis Library Country Fair

Jewelry, artwork, candles, clothes, leatherand more, 50 artisans, 10 to 3:30, Otis Church green, Route 8, Otis.

St. Ann's Summer Festival

Kids' carnival, evening teen activity, Casino Night, 134 Main St., Lenox.

Sandisfield Arts Center

"Summer salads," chefs Adam Manacher and Joe Harasyko chop, dice, mix and emulsify the bounty of the summer garden, 10 a.m. Sandisfield.

 

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Companhia Urbana de Dança , 2 and 8 p.m. Brian Brooks Moving Company, 2:15 to 8:15 p.m. Free PillowTalk: B-Girl Looks at B-Boys with Sonia Destri of Companhia Urbana de Dança, 4 p.m. Free Inside/Out Performance: School at Jacob's Pillow Contemporary, 6:15 p.m. Becket.

 

FILM

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

"Copperhead," Civil War-era drama by Ron Maxwell, who will be on hand to introduce film and answer questions, 7 p.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-0100.

Mass MoCA

"The Black Pirate" silent film with Alloy Orchestra live music, 8:30 a.m. North Adams.

 

HISTORY

Bennington Museum

"Conjuring the Civil War: Recreating History" for Dorset Theatre Festival (DTB) production of "The Whipping Man," 2 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Berkshire Community College

""Upstairs, Downstairs - Hospitality in the Berkshires," with Simon DeWar from Blantyre; Bruce Finn, Red Lion Inn, and Marc Wilhelm, Wheatleigh, 10:30 to noon, Koussevitzky Arts Center, K111, West Street, Pittsfield. (413) 236-2190.

Bidwell House Museum

"Red and White: Settlers and Indians in Early America," by John Demos, Professor of American History Emeritus at Yale University. 10 a.m. at Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham.

 

KID STUFF

David Grover Concert

Fee concert, 10 a.m., Great Barrington Bandstand, behind Town Hall.

Science Program

"Science in Pittsfield Parks," learn about water and the environment 10a.m. Clapp Park, West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-0692.

MUSIC

Aston Magna

"Music from the Library of Thomas Jefferson," works of Corelli, Bach, Mozart, Cosway and Hopkinson, with soprano, Sharon Baker; violinist, Daniel Stepner and harpsichordist, Michael Sponseller, 6 p.m., Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Choral Festival

Bach's Mass in B Minor, 7:30 p.m. Springfield Symphony and the 150-voice Festival Choir, conducted by Karen P. Thomas, Artistic Director & Conductor of Seattle Pro Musica. Free talk 6:15 p.m. Berkshire School, Sheffield. (413 ) 229-1999.

Guthrie Center

Christine Lavin and Don White, doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Troubador series, Great Barrington.

Knox Trail Inn

Songs of the Berkshires with singer/ songwriters Graham and Barbara Dean, buffet at 6 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m., East Otis, (413) 269-4400.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Theater and Cabaret Songs -- "recalling Piaf," sonatina for violin and piano (1958), with William Bolcom, composer/piano; Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano; Masako Yanagita, violin. 7:30 p.m., Charlemont.

Tanglewood

Talk at 9:30 a.m.; rehearsal for Saturday program at 10:30 a.m.; Boston Symphony Orchestra with David Newman, conductor: Bernstein's "West side Story" film. In the Shed, Lenox.

Tanglewood Lecture

"America's Greatest Musical: "West Side Story" and Shakespeare," with Professor Jeremy Yudkin, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Library, 18 Main St.

 

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

"7 Summits" with Mike Matty: Only a few hundred people have climbed the highest peak on every continent -- there have been more people in space than climbers of the 7 summits. Michael Matty of Western Massachusetts is among them. Talk 6 p.m. Free.

Lenox Garden Tour

"Hidden Treasures of the Berkshires," tour of gardens and houses by The Lenox Garden Club, five properties in Lee and Tyringham. Self-guided tour 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, www.lenox-gardenclub.net.

Tamarack Hollow

Northern Boreal Forest tree and plant identification hike 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tamarack Hollow, Windsor, www.massaudubon.org or (413) 584-3009.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"On the Town," 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Lion in Winter," 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Oklahoma!" 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. "Extremities," 8 p.m., Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre

"Tryst," Downton Abbey meets Hitchcock: psychological thriller set in Edwardian London, 8 p.m., Chester.

Oldcastle Theatre

"Northern Boulevard," 2 and 8 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Performance Space 21

"Long Ago and Far Away and other short plays by David Ives," 8 p.m. Walking the dog Theater, Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

Behind-the-scenes tour, 10:30 a.m. "Richard II," 2 p.m. "Master Class," 3 p.m. Midsummer night's meal, 5 to 7 p.m. "Les Faux Pas," 5:30 p.m. "Love's Labours Lost," 7:30 p.m. "Heroes," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

Agatha Christie's "The Unexpected Guest," mystery, 4 and 8 p.m. A stranger walks into a house to find a man murdered and a woman standing over him with a gun. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Ventfort Hall

"Morgan O-Yuki: The Geisha of the Gilded Age," 4 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox, (413) 637-3206.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Hapgood," 3:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Nikos Stage. "Dracula," 7 p.m., Poker Flats Field. "Animal Crackers," 8 p.m., Main Stage. Cabaret, 11 p.m., Goodrich Hall, Williamstown.

WRITING

Becket Athenaeum

Annual Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. New and lightly used books. 3367 Main St., Becket.

Book Signing/Reading

Radio personality Stephanie Abrams, "Rumors," 1:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Pittsfield.

Stockbridge Library

Annual book sale9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free, 46 Main St., Stockbridge.

 

Sunday, July 14

ART

Berkshire Arts Festival

Artists in textiles, glass, painting, jewelry and more. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Ski Butternut, Great Barrington. www.berkshireartsfestival.com.

Omi International Arts Center

Art Omi weekend: Brunch with the artists, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open studios, visit 30 artists in their workspaces, 1 to 5 p.m. Ghent, N.Y.

COMMUNITY

Bascom Lodge

75th Anniversary Weekend Celebration: jazz festival in collaboration withg Topia Arts Center. Summit of Mount Greylock.

Dalton Lions Club Circus

Elephants, acrobats and all, 2 and 5 p.m. at Dalton American Legion Field on Route 9 in Dalton. (413) 842-5212.

St. Ann's Summer Festival

Kids' carnival, evening teen activity, Casino Night, pancake breakfast at 11:15 a.m., 134 Main St., Lenox.

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Companhia Urbana de Dança , 2 p.m. Brian Brooks Moving Company, 2:15 p.m. Master class, Brian Brooks. Becket.

 

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

Canoe trip down the Housatonic, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays to Sept. 8. Sheffield. (413) 229-8600

 

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

"Sibling Rivalry," concert with Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway, sisters and Broadway divas, 8 p.m. Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Bascom Lodge

Jazz Festival, outdoors. Topia Arts Center one-day world jazz festival with National and local performers. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

Clark Art Institute

Close Encounters with Music: Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, 3 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Congregation Knesset Israel

Sherri James Buxton, Paul Green. Great American Songbook, 7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Tanglewood

BSO with Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor, and Lynn Harrell, cello: Stravinsky, Haydn, Beethoven. 2:30 p.m. in the Shed. Lenox.

 

THEATER

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Oklahoma!" 2 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Chester Theatre

"Tryst," 2 p.m., Chester.

Performance Space 21

"Short plays by David Ives," 8 p.m. Walking the dog Theater, Chatham, N.Y.

Oldcastle Theatre

"Northern Boulevard," 2 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company

Talk with artists Sol Schwartz, Kevin Sprague, 10:30 a.m. "Love's Labours Lost," 2 p.m. "Heroes," 3 p.m. "Richard II," 7:30 p.m. Lenox.

Ventfort Hall

"Morgan O-Yuki," 10 a.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox, (413) 637-3206.

Williams Theatre Lab

Satori Group will present work created in two-week workshop. 7:30 p.m., ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Hapgood," 2 p.m., Nikos Stage. Fellowship play, Free 7 p.m., 11 p.m., Directing Studio Williamstown.

 

WRITING

Stockbridge Library

Book sale: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 46 Main St., Stockbridge.

Monday, July 15

ART

Becket Arts Center

"Artistically Styling a Terrific Beer" Barrington Brewery, Scott Craumer discusses how to style a beer as artistically. 7:30 p.m. Free. Dessert & Coffee 7 p.m., $5. 7 Brooker Hill Road, Becket. (413) 623-6635.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"The Art of Animation," with cartoonist/animator Scott Lincoln, 10 to 3, Route 183, Stockbridge.

 

COMMUNITY

Beacon Cinema

"TRJ Campaign -- From Emancipation to Equality: The Unfinished Business of Civil War and Civil Rights," presentation, panel and discussion, film "Traces of the Trade," North Street, Pittsfield.

FILM

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

American and International Jewish films, "Defiant Requiem," 4 p.m., Duffin Theatre, Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St., Lenox.

Clark Art Institute

"Little Women," 3 p.m. Family life on the home front before and during the Civil War. Free. Williamstown.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Francine Segan: "Food Talk for Movie Lovers," 6:30 p.m. Great Barrington.

 

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

"Sibling Rivalry," concert with Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway, sisters and Broadway divas, 8 p.m. Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Performance Space 21

Community sing 7:30 p.m., Route 66, Chatham, N.Y., (518) 392-6121.

Tanglewood

TMC Orchestra and TMC Fellows, 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall, Lenox.

 

THEATER

Berkshire Fringe

Rags to Riches: An Epic Season Launch: Celebrating nine years, short works of theater, dance and film, 6 p.m. Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Oklahoma!" R 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. "Extremities," 8 p.m., Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Fellowship play, 7 p.m., 11 p.m., Directing Studio, Williamstown.

 

WRITING

The Mount

"Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother," Eve LaPlante, 4 p.m. Lenox.

Tuesday, July 16

ART

Clark Art Institute

Free drop-in watercolor workshop for all ages, with local artists every Tuesday in July, 2 to 6 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Summer Sketch Club," on-location drawing and painting class, 10 to noon; "The Art of Animation," 10 to 3, Route 183, Stockbridge.

FILM

Performance Space 21

"Cover Girl" 8:30 p.m., free. Under the tent, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y.

HISTORY

Ventfort Hall

Brent Monahan, raconteur, "The Jekyl Island Club: Playground of the Gilded Age," mystery with Vanderbilt, Gould, Rockefeller, Morgan, Pulitzer. Lenox.

 

KID STUFF

Adams Library

"Caps for Sale," by The PuppeTree, 3 p.m., Adams Library, 92 Park Street, Adams, 413-743-8345, Adams.

Lilac Park

Terry A La Berry and Friends, family concert sponsored by Lenox Library, 11 a.m., Lilac Park, Lenox.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

"Gutless and Grateful: a Musical Feast," Amy Oestricher weaves near-death experience into song, 8 p.m. Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Eagles Band

Celebrate Melbourne Place's 15th anniversary with tunes from the Big Band Era., 6:30 p.m. Melbourne Place, 140 Melbourne Road in Pittsfield.

Clark Art Institute

Free concert with Funk in the Trunk, a celebration of Motown, soul, and funk from the ‘60s and ‘70s, band based in Bennington, Vt. 6 p.m., Williamstown.

 

THEATER

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Oklahoma!" 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. "Extremities," 8 p.m., Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge.

Shakespeare & Company

"Master Class," 3 p.m. Tuesay talk with cast of "Richard II," 5 p.m. "Richard II," 7:30 p.m. "Heroes," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Dracula," 7 p.m., Poker Flats, "Hapgood," talkback, Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

 

WRITING

Poetry reading

Howard Faerstein, author of "Dreaming of Rain in Brooklyn," 5 p.m. The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.

Tuesday project

WordXWord Writers Room 8 p.m., yBar, 391 North St., Pittsfield. wxw365.com.

Wednesday, July 17

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Creating Together:," interactive art , 10 to 11:30; "The Art of Animation," 10 to 3, Route 183, Stockbridge.

 

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Ballet BC, one of Canada's top contemporary ballet companies, works with international choreographers, 8 p.m. Tere O'Connor Dance, 8:15 p.m., expression and political observation, "Cover Boy" explores the closeted gay experience. Free Inside/Out Performance: MADboots dance co., 6:15 p.m. Becket.

 

HISTORY

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

"Heroines on the Haystack: Iconography, Gender and early Zionism," 2 p.m. Free, 270 State Road; Great Barrington, (413) 528-6378.

MUSIC

Berkshire Fringe

Ladies' Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra, 7 p.m. Bernice Lewis and Berni McMahon, close harmonies and unrestrained ukulele strumming from every era, Mozart to Radiohead. Opens :30 Live! free music series. Great Barrington.

Concerts at Windsor Lake

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

Kindred Assisted Living

True Tones Band, also free picnic dinner in honor of emergency care workers, 6 p.m., 600 Laurel St., Lee, (413) 243-4747.

Lilac Park concerts

Eagles Big Band, 6:30 p.m. Main Street, Lenox. (413) 637-3646.

Live on the Lake

Jill Gallagher, 6 to 8 p.m., Burbank Park, Onota Lake, Pittsfield.

Mass MoCA

Bang on a Can summer festival , recitals in the galleries 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. North Adams.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Berkshire Choral Festival, 2:30 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge.

Tanglewood

Borodin String Quartet: Brahms Quartet No. 3 in B-flat, Op. 67, Tchaikovsky Quartet No. 3 in E-flat minor, Op. 30, at 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

 

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

Mushroom talk with John Wheeler, wild mushroom enthusiast and founding member of Berkshire Mycological Societ. 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

 

THEATER

Berkshire Fringe Festival

"Dead Letter Office" 8 p.m. ‘Pick your own price' opening night. Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Extremities," 8 p.m., Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre

"Tryst," 8 p.m., Chester.

Shakespeare & Company

Behind-the-scenes tour, 10:30 a.m. "Richard II," 2 p.m. "Les Faux Pas," 5:30 p.m. "Love's Labours Lost," 7:30 p.m. with Q & A. Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Dracula," 7 p.m., Poker Flats Field. "Pygmalion," Preview. 7:30 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown.