Thursday, July 18

ART

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Sohn Fine Art's Master Artist Series presents "Greg Gorman: A Distinct Vision," with master portrait and celebrity photographer, 7 p.m. Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA

Conceptual Art, Writing, and Music book club, 6 p.m. North Adams.

Williams College Museum of Art

Art and aperitif al fresco, 4 to 8 p.m. Super Soakers and Cupid's arrows become part of an interdisciplinary look at Indian art. Gallery talks or performances on Thursdays weekly, July 11-Aug. 29. Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

‘Midnight Madness'

Family event with music, fun and bargains. Downtown Bennington, Vt.

'Third Thursday'

"Under the Sea," North Street Beach and Silver Swimmers, free, family-friendly street festival 5 to 8 p.m. Pittsfield. discoverpittsfield.com/3rdthursdays

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: California-based Artesan Dance Company, contemporary dancers, b-boys, ballerinas and urban dancers, 6:15 p.m. Becket.


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KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum

"Earth Rhymes: A Song and Story Celebration," Davis Bates, Roger Tincknell, 1 p.m., Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Just So Stories," animal fables by Rudyard Kipling, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. outdoors at Neil Ellenoff Stage, Stockbridge.

Norman Rockwell Museum

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

 

MUSIC

Adams Common

Concert at Adams Town Common, Phil-n-The-Void 7 p.m., free. www.celebrateadams.com

Mass MoCA

Bang on a Can summer festival through Aug. 4, recitals in the galleries 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. with faculty and fellows, evening concerts with all-stars. North Adams.

'Party in the Park'

Annual free concert series with Loose Change, also display of antique and customized cars to be on view, 6 to 8 p.m., Noel Field, Route 8, North Adams.

Summer Sonatina

International piano camp students to perform, 6 p.m., Bennington Center for the Arts, Gypsy Lane and Route 9W, Bennington, Vt., (802) 442-9197.

Tanglewood

Bryn Terfel, baritone, and Natalia Katyukova, piano: Program to include German and English art songs, 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall, Lenox.

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Chosen," adaptation of Chaim Potok novel about two boys from two different Jewish communities in Brooklyn, N.Y., 8 p.m. Mainstage, Union St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe Festival

"The Other Mozart," 7 p.m., pick your own price' opening night. "Dead Letter Office" (a prelude to "Bartleby the Scrivener"), 9 p.m. Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"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, 2 and 8 p.m., Chester.

Mass Live Arts

"Seagull (Thinking of You)," 8 p.m. Half Straddle, Brooklyn company re-imagines Anton Chekhov's iconic play, 8 p.m. Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Oldcastle Theatre

"Northern Boulevard," 2 and 8 p.m. new musical follows a couple through 40 years, beginning in 1941. Bennington, Vt.

Performance Space 21

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

Shakespeare & Company

"Love's Labour's Lost," Shakespearean romantic comedy, 2 p.m. "Richard II," 7:30 p.m. "None But the Lonely Heart," 8:30 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Theater Barn

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

Town Players

Short staged reading of "Mr. Madoff Meets the Crawfish Queen," by Jamuna Yvetter Sirker, 5:30 and 7 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Pygmalion," 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Opening Night, Main Stage,. "Hapgood," 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage. "Dracula," 7 p.m., Poker Flats Field, Williamstown.

 

Friday, July 19

ART

Frelinghuysen Morris House

"Enrich Your Modern Art Experience," workshops with director and artist Kinney Frelinghuysen, drop-in workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. at the historic house of abstract artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen. Frescoes, sculptures and murals, their work and their collection. Lenox.

IS183 art school

Summer BBQ party: Dinner at 7 p.m., dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight, Stonover Farm, Lenox.

 

COMMUNITY

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires

"Understanding Addiction: The Jewish Mother as Neuroscientist," with Dr. Edwin A Salsitz, Beth Israel Medical Center, 10:45 a.m. Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington. Reservations. (413) 442-4360, ext 15.

 

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Weekend OUT: Annual LGBT weekend with tours, talks, free events. 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.,"Cover Boy" explores the closeted gay experience. Free Pillow Talk, "The Essential Tere O'Connor," 5 p.m. Free Inside/Out Performance: Rochester City Ballet (RCB) 4Play, an en pointe, modern-day "battle of the sexes," 6:15 p.m. Becket.

 

KID STUFF

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Just So Stories," animal fables by Rudyard Kipling, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. outdoors at Neil Ellenoff Stage, Stockbridge.

Movie Night

Movie night, "Spy Kids, All the Time in the World," starts at dusk, free, Adams Town Hall Lawn. www.celebrateadams.com.

Norman Rockwell Museum

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

Performance Space 21

"Off Leash for Kids" 1 p.m. Family version of Walking the Dog Theater improvisation performance. Chatham, N.Y.

MUSIC

Guthrie Center

Legendary songwriter, composer and singer Jimmy Webb, writer of "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston" and many more, doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Troubador series, folk music. Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA

Bang on a Can summer festival recitals in the galleries 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., evening concerts with all-stars. North Adams.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

"Wind and Whimsy" -- Poulenc and Mendelssohn, Sonata for flute and piano with Christopher Krueger, flute; Gregory Hayes, piano; Andrew Eng, violin; Tae Kim, piano; Daniel Dona, viola; Agnes Kim, cello, 7 p.m., Charlemont.

The Mount

"Music After Hours," with John Sauer and Jeannie Lauren, classic jazz trio, 5 to 8 p.m., terrace, 2 Plunkett St., off Route 7, Lenox.

Tanglewood

Prelude Concert with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra at 6 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. "This Week at Tanglewood" panel discussion with moderator Martin Bookspan and guest artists, 7:15 p.m.; Boston Symphony Orchestra with Vladimir Jurowski, conductor, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano: Wagner Prelude to Die Meistersinger, Liszt Totentanz, for piano and orchestra, Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Eroica, 8:30 p.m. In the Shed, Lenox.

Tanglewood Lecture

"Brahms' Triumph: The First Symphony," with Professor Jeremy Yudkin, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox; reservations: yudkinjaf
@gmail.com or at the door.

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Southern Comfort," transgendered man and trans girlfriend in Georgia, new work from the Musical Theatre Lab, 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "The Chosen," adaptation of Chaim Potok novel, 8 p.m. Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe Festival

"Mahalla," 5 p.m., pick your own price' opening night. "The other Mozart," 7 p.m.; ‘"Dead Letter Office" (a prelude to "Bartleby the Scrivener"), 9 p.m., Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Oklahoma!" 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. "Extremities," 8 p.m., psychological thriller, a young woman is violently attacked in her own home. Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre

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

Mass Live Arts

"Seagull (Thinking of You)," 8 p.m. Half Straddle, Brooklyn company re-imagines Anton Chekhov's iconic play, Russian folk metal-influenced score, 8 p.m. Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Mettawee River Theatre

"Taliesen," medieval Welsh tale of sorcery and court intrigue, told with giant figures, puppets and masks, 8 p.m. Omi Arts Center lawn, Ghent, N.Y. www.mettawee.org.

Performance Space 21

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

Oldcastle Theatre

"Northern Boulevard," 8 p.m. new musical follows a couple through 40 years, beginning in 1941. Bennington, Vt.

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. "None But the Lonely Heart," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

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

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Fridays@3, 3 p.m., Nikos Stage. "Dracula," 7 p.m., Poker Flats Field. "Pygmalion," 8 p.m., Family night, Main Stage, Williamstown.

 

Saturday, July 20

ART

Frelinghuysen Morris House

"Enrich Your Modern Art Experience," workshops with Director and artist Kinney Frelinghuysen, a free-wheeling, drop-in workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. at the historic house of abstract artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen. Frescoes, sculptures and murals, their work and their collection. Lenox.

Williams College Museum of Art

"Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980" opens. Exhibit chronicles legacy of the AfricanAmerican arts community in Los Angeles, on display through Dec. 1, 15 Laurence Hall Drive, Williamstown, (413) 597-3352.

Wit Gallery

"Costumes d'Anniversaires," 13th birthday celebration and open house, with artist demonstrations, wine tasting and food pairing, free, 4 to 6 p.m., 27 Church St., Lenox, (413) 637-8808.

COMMUNITY

Antique Auto Show

22nd annual event sponsored by Deerfield Lions Club, antique, classic and special interest show, 10 to 3, Yankee Candle Village, 25 Greenfield Road, routes 5 and 10, South Deerfield; rain date is Sunday. Information: (413) 665-7104 or -2932.

Berkshire Athenaeum

"Courage at Home -- Courage at War: The Berkshire men of the 54th MA Infantry Regiment" by Berkshire Historian David Levinson, 2 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Free. (413) 499 9480.

Corvettes of Berkshire

Cars for Kids 2013 Car and Truck Show, Bedard Bros. Chevrolet in Cheshire. Classics, antiques, muscle cars, custom, all kinds, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Berkshire County Kids' Place and Violence Prevention Center. Spectators get in free. Food, displays, raffles, bake sale, lottery tree and trophies awarded. www.corvettesofberkshire.org.

Humane Society Fundraiser

"Dancing for the Strays," hosted by Berkshire Humane Society and Purradise Feline Adoption Center, with live auction, dinner, dancing and entertainment, 6 to 10:30 p.m., Hancock Shaker Village, Route 20, Pittsfield, (413) 447-7878, ext. 31.

Repair Cafe

With Pittsfield Resilience Circle, broken and damaged items fixed for free, 1 to 5 p.m., basement of St. Stephen's Church, 67 East St., Pittsfield.

Stephentown Community Tag Sale

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the field next to Gardner's Coffee Shop on Route 22 in Stephentown, N.Y. Rain date is Sunday, July 21. Stephentown Historical Society assembles individuals and organization tables. (518) 733-5170.

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Weekend OUT: Annual LGBT weekend with tours, talks, free events. Ballet BC, one of Canada's top contemporary ballet companies, works with international choreographers, 2 an 8 p.m. Tere O'Connor Dance, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m., expression and political observation, "Cover Boy" explores the closeted gay experience. Free Pillow Talk with Pillow dance alums, 5 p.m. Free Inside/Out Performance: The School at Jacob's Pillow Contemporary 6:15 p.m. Becket.

 

HISTORY

Susan B. Anthony Birthplace

"Massachusetts Suffrage and Anti-Suffrage Movements," how the Massachusetts population sided on the Suffrage Movement at the turn of the century, 3 p.m. Free. Adams.

 

KID STUFF

David Grover Concert

Free concert series every Saturday through August, 10 a.m., Great Barrington bandstand, behind town hall.

Mass MoCA

Kids Can Too, 11 a.m., part of Bang on a Can contemporary music festival, North Adams.

Science Program

"Science in Pittsfield Parks," with educator Lisa Provencher, learn about water, environment and why keeping parks clean is so important, for all ages, 10 to noon, Pitt Park, Pittsfield.

LECTURES

Berkshire Athenaeum

"Courage at Home -- Courage at War," with David Levison, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 54th Mass Infantry Regiment's recruitment in the Berkshires, 2 p.m., Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield.

Tanglewood Lecture

"The Magic Fire Mountain: Act III of ‘Die Walkure'," with Professor Jeremy Yudkin, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox; reservations: yudkinjaf@gmail.com or at the door.

MUSIC

Berkshire Choral Festival

Lauridsen's Mid-Winter Songs and the Dona Nobis Pacem and Five Mystical Songs of Vaughan Williams, 7:30 p.m. Springfield Symphony and the 150-voice Festival Choir conducted by Jerry Blackstone, Director of Choirs at University of Michigan. Free talk about the works, 6:15 p.m. Berkshire School, Sheffield. (413) 229-1999.

Guthrie Center

Legendary songwriter, composer and singer Jimmy Webb, writer of "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston" and many more, doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Troubador series, folk music. Great Barrington.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

The Fab Faux: Beatles tribute band, 8 p.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-0100.

Mass MoCA

Gabriel Kahane, classical-folk-pop singer/ songwriter, in concert, 8 p.m. "Bang on a Can" summer festival through Aug. 4, recitals in the galleries 4:30 p.m. with faculty and fellows, evening concerts with all-stars. North Adams.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

"Wind and Whimsy" -- Poulenc and Mendelssohn, Sonata for flute and piano with Christopher Krueger, flute; Gregory Hayes, piano; Andrew Eng, violin; Tae Kim, piano; Daniel Dona, viola; Agnes Kim, cello, 7:30 p.m., Charlemont.

The Mount

"Music After Hours," 5 to 8 p.m., terrace, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Tanglewood

Pre-rehearsal talk at 9:30 a.m.; rehearsal for Saturday program at 10:30 a.m.; Wagner's "Die Walküre, Act 3" with Boston Symphony Orchestra with Lothar Koenigs, conductor, cast to include Katarina Dalayman, soprano, as Brünnhilde; Amber Wagner, soprano, as Sieglinde; Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, as Wotan, 8:30 p.m. in the Shed, Lenox.

 

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Fete des Fleurs: Annual Summer Gala, 5 to 8 p.m., benefits the botanical garden. Held at Rockland Farm.

Berkshire Sanctuaries

Crickets, Critters, and Cocktails V Gala benefit, 5 p.m. Food and drink, silent auction, live jazz band and Berkshire Bateria drumming. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox. (413) 637-0320.

Master Gardeners

Western Mass Master Gardeners workshop: Herbs, What to do with what you've grown, 10 a.m. demonstration gardens behind Springside House, Springside Park, off upper North Street, Pittsfield. Free, rain or shine. (413) 743-5193.

Mount Greylock

"Thoreau Hike," hike the historic route of American naturalist and writer, Henry David Thoreau to the summit of Mount Greylock, 10 a.m., meet at Notch Road gate parking lot, 300 feet up from intersection of Reservoir and Notch roads, off Route 2, North Adams; information: (413) 499-4262.

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.

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Southern Comfort," 8 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "The Chosen," adaptation of Chaim Potok novel, 8 p.m. Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe Festival

Free community workshop, 1:30 p.m. Fringe artists teach performance. "Dead Letter Office," 5 p.m.; "The Other Mozart," 7 p.m.; "Mahalla," 9 p.m., Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Oklahoma!" Rogers & Hammerstein musical, 2 and 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. "Extremities," 2 and 8 p.m., psychological thriller, a young woman is violently attacked in her own home. Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre

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

Mass Live Arts

"Seagull (Thinking of You)," 8 p.m. Half Straddle, Brooklyn company re-imagines Anton Chekhov's iconic play, through his letters and translations, with a Russian folk metal-influenced score, 8 p.m. Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

The Mount

"Shakespeare's ‘A Midsummer Nights' Dream'," 12:30 p.m. Shakespeare & Company's Northeast Regional Tour. Bring seating and blanket, 90-minute performance outside in the Dell. Lenox.

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.

Oldcastle Theatre

"Northern Boulevard," 2 and 8 p.m. new musical follows a couple through 40 years, beginning in 1941. Bennington, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company

Behind-the-scenes tour, 10:30 a.m. "Love's Labour's Lost," Shakespearean romantic comedy, 2 p.m. "None but the Lonely Heart," 3 p.m."Les Faux Pas," 5:30 p.m. "Richard II," Shakespeare's Tudor look at the War of the Roses, 7:30 p.m. "Master Class," 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.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Pygmalion," 3:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown. "Hapgood," 3:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

 

WRITING

William Cullen Bryant Day

National Poet Laureates Richard Wilbur and William Jay Smith will read their poetry on grounds of poet William Cullen Bryant's historic homestead. Music from Wintergreen. Noon to 4:30 p.m.; full schedule at www.thetrustees.org.

West Stockbridge Library

Friends of the the West Stockbridge Library annual book sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. West Stockbridge Library, Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge.

 

Sunday, July 21

ART

Clark Art Institute

"The Call of the Once-Wild: Winslow Homer and the Adirondacks 1870- 1910," 3 p.m. David Tatham, professor emeritus, Department of Art and Music Histories, Syracuse University, will speak on Winslow Homer's four-decade association with the Adirondacks, 225 South St., Williamstown.

Frelinghuysen Morris House

"Enrich Your Modern Art Experience," workshops with Director and artist Kinney Frelinghuysen, drop-in workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. at the historic house of abstract artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen. Frescoes, sculptures and murals, their work and their collection. Lenox.

 

COMMUNITY

Polish Picnic 2013

Polish and American foods for purchase, live music by "The Rymanowski Brothers," entertainment, games, noon to 6 p.m., free, St. Joseph Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield. (413) 442-5157.

'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

Weekend OUT: Annual LGBT weekend with tours, talks, free events. Ballet BC, one of Canada's top contemporary ballet companies, works with international choreographers, 2 p.m. Tere O'Connor Dance, 2:15 p.m., expression and political observation, "Cover Boy" explores the closeted gay experience. Master class with Tere O'Connor. Film "Five Dances," with choreographer Jonah Bokaer and writer-director Alan Brown, 4:30 p.m. Becket.

MUSIC

Clark Art Institute

Free concert with Incendio, 6 p.m. Latin guitar world fusion group Incendio combines a unique alchemy of composition, technique and performance, intertwining seductive melodies with explosive improvisatory journeys. Williamstown.

Guthrie Center

Tom Chapin, three time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and instrumentalist brings songs including a few by his late brother, Harry Chapin. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Troubador series, Great Barrington.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Natalie Merchant with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, 7 p.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-0100.

Sevenars Concerts

Kinga Augustyn, Young vituoso violinist, with Jacek Mysinski, piano, 4 to 6 p.m. Admission by suggested donation, refreshments included. Worthington.

Tanglewood

Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman, conductor, violin, and viola; Elizabeth Rowe, flute; John Ferrillo, oboe; Thomas Rolfs, trumpet; Malcolm Lowe, violin; Amanda Forsyth, cello -- Vivaldi Concerto in B-flat for violin, cello, and strings, and Concerto in A minor for two violins and strings; J.S. Bach Concerto No. 2 in E for violin and strings and Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F; and Teleman Concerto in G for viola and strings. 2:30 p.m. in the Shed, Lenox.

 

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

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

Tamarack Hollow

Wahconah Falls natural an cultural history walk -- Talc mines, waterfalls, glacier erratics, 9 to 11 a.m. Register aimee@gaiaroots.com.

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

Conversation with Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok on adapting novel to play, free, 3 p.m., Mainstage; "Southern Comfort," 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "The Chosen," adaptation of Chaim Potok novel, 5 p.m. Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe Festival

"Mahalla," 6 p.m. found text, dance and real-life events tell two stories of deliverance from Egypt; "Dead Letter Office," 8 p.m. (a prelude to "Bartleby the Scrivener"), Great Barrington.

Mass Live Arts

"Seagull (Thinking of You)," 8 p.m. Half Straddle, Brooklyn company re-imagines Anton Chekhov's iconic play, 8 p.m. Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Mettawee River Theatre

"Taliesen," medieval Welsh tale of sorcery and court intrigue, told with giant figures, puppets and masks, 8 p.m. Pettingill Field, Cummington. www.mettawee.org.

Oldcastle Theatre

"Northern Boulevard," 2 p.m. new musical follows a couple through 40 years, beginning in 1941. Bennington, Vt.

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

Author talk with Elisabeth Glitter, "The Imprisoned Guest," 10:30 a.m. "Richard II," closing at 2 p.m. "Master Class," 3 p.m. "Love's Labour's Lost," 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. 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Theater Barn

Agatha Christie's "The Unexpected Guest," 2 p.m. A man murdered and a woman with a gun. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williamstown Theatre

"Pygmalion," 2 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown. Tom Stoppard's "Hapgood," 2 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

 

WRITING

Chabad

"Torah Workshops in Tanglewood Country," 10 a.m. Discussion of Bible stories. Pittsfield.

Monday, July 22

ART

Becket Arts Center

"The Beeline Ramblers: A Unique Blend of Lyrics and Music" Americana and Roots based Folk music, 7:30 p.m., 7 Brooker Hill Road, Becket. (413) 623-6635.

 

COMMUNITY

The Mount

"Ghost Tour," 90-minute guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate, not recommended for children under 12, 7:30 p.m., 2 Plunkett St., off Route 7, Lenox.

 

FILM

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

American and International Jewish films "Dorfman in Love," 4 p.m., and "Sonny Boy," 8 p.m., Duffin Theater, Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St., Lenox.

Images Cinema

"These Birds Walk," film is about a runaway boy in Pakistan and the question, "Where is home?", composer/ performer of the film's score, Todd Reynolds, to do Q&A after show, 7 p.m., 50 Spring St., Williamstown.

KID STUFF

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Art and Imagination: Creative Toys," with artist/educator Nova Rockwell, 10 to 3, Route 183, Stockbridge.

MUSIC

Mass MoCA

Bang on a Can summer festival through Aug. 4, recitals in the galleries 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. with faculty and fellows, evening concerts with all-stars. North Adams.

Performance Space 21

Summer community sing led by David Grunberg with Michael Clement, piano, 7:30 p.m., 2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y., (518) 392-6121.

Tanglewood

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra with Stéphane Denève, conductor and Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellows: All-Debussy program: "Jeux," "Danses sacrées et profanes," and "La Mer," 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall, Lenox.

 

THEATER

Berkshire Fringe Festival

"Dead Letter Office," 7 p.m.; "Mahalla," 9 p.m. Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Extremities," 8 p.m., psychological thriller, a young woman is violently attacked in her own home. Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge.

 

WRITING

Yiddish short stories

Three-part course 10 a.m., Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Tuesday, July 23

ART

Clark Art Institute

Free, drop-in watercolor workshop for all ages and skill levels, 2 to 6 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

FILM

Performance Space 21

"Round Midnight," legendary sax player Dexter Gordon plays Dale Turner, a jazz musician living in New York in the 1950s and spiraling into despair and addiction to alcohol and drugs. 8:30 p.m., free. Chatham, N.Y.

HISTORY

Ventfort Hall

Beverly Wolov, "Power Dressing in the 18th Century: Who Did It, Why and How," 4 p.m., Walker Street, Lenox, (413) 637-3206.

KID STUFF

Lilac Park

Family concert with Terry A La Berry and Friends, sponsored by Lenox Library, 11 a.m., Lenox.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Summer Sketch Club," on-location drawaing and painting class, 10 to noon; "Art and Imagination: Creative Toys," with artist/educator Nova Rockwell, 10 to 3, Route 183, Stockbridge.

 

MUSIC

Clark Art Institute

Incendio, Latin guitar world fusion group, 6 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Mass MoCA

Bang on a Can summer festival through Aug. 4, recitals in the galleries 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. with faculty and fellows, evening concerts with all-stars. North Adams.

 

OUTDOORS

Notchview

Full Moon Hike, 8 to 10 p.m. Family-friendly walk as the summer moon rises to discover what goes on at night in the forest. Tuesday Trail Team working on Notchview's trail system. Repairs to Skating Loop and Windsor Trail. Second and fourth Tuesdays, July to October. Windsor, (413) 684-0148. www.thetrustees.org

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Southern Comfort," 7 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "The Chosen," adaptation of Chaim Potok novel, 7 p.m., post-show discussion, Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Same Time, Next Year," 8 p.m., after a passionate chance meeting, the two married travelers meet once a year to rekindle their relationship. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Extremities," 8 p.m., psychological thriller, a young woman is violently attacked in her own home. Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge.

Mettawee River Theatre

"Taliesen," medieval Welsh tale of sorcery and court intrigue, told with giant figures, puppets and masks, 8 p.m. Windsor Lake Park, North Adams. www.mettawee.org.

The Mount

"Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights' Dream," 6 p.m. Shakespeare & Company's Northeast Regional Tour. Bring seating and blanket, 90-minute performance outside in the Dell. Lenox.

Shakespeare & Company

"Master Class," 3 p.m. Tuesday talk with the cast of "None but the Lonely Heart," 5 p.m. "Richard II," 7:30 p.m. "Heroes," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

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

 

WRITING

Tuesday project

Jon Sands, featured writer reads, 8 p.m., yBar, 391 North St., Pittsfield. wxw365.com.

 

Wednesday, July 24

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

L-E-V, Israeli avante-garde contemporary dance company, 8 p.m. Dorrance Dance with Michelle Dorrance, founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance, one of the most sought after tap dancers of her generation, 8:15 p.m. with live music. Free Inside/Out Performance: Earl Mosley/Life Dance Company, 6:15 p.m. Becket.

HISTORY

Bascom Lodge

"Civilian Conservation Corps and Bascom Lodge," Alec Gillman, presents an illustrated talk about the CCC on Mount Greylock and the building of the Lodge. 6 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

Our Rabbis Teach: lunchtime series on mysticism, social justice, health and healing and more, free, 11:45 a.m., 270 State Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-6378.

Shaker Museum & Library

39th Annual Shaker Seminar, immersion in Shaker history and Shaker landscapes, today through Sunday, Route 20, Pittsfield. Information: hancockshakervillage.org.

 

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage

"The Little Mermaid Jr.," presented by BSC's Youth Theatre, 7 p.m. at the Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Creating Together: A Parent-Child Experience," 10 to 11:30 a.m.; "Art and Imagination: Creative Toys," with artist/educator Nova Rockwell, 10 to 3, Route 183, Stockbridge.

 

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.

Lilac Park concerts

Moonshine Holler, 6:30 p.m. Main Street, Lenox. (413) 637-3646.

'Live on the Lake'

Community concert series, the Spurs, 6 to 8 p.m., Burbank Park, Onota Lake, off Valentine Road, Pittsfield.

Mass MoCA

Bang on a Can summer festival through Aug. 4, recitals in the galleries 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. with faculty and fellows, evening concerts with all-stars. North Adams.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Berkshire Choral Festival, 2:30 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

Tanglewood

Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Daniel Harding, conductor, and Paul Lewis on piano: Dean "Testament," Schumann Symphony No. 2, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25, Sibelius Symphony No. 7, at 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall, Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Chosen," adaptation of Chaim Potok novel, 2 an 7 p.m., Mainstage. "Southern Comfort," 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe Festival

"Moment of impact," 7 p.m., physical theater and aerieal performance, "Pick Your Own Price" opening night. "Dead Letter Office," 9 p.m. (a prelude to "Bartleby the Scrivener"), Great Barrington.

Berkshire Playwrights Lab

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

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Same Time, Next Year," 7 p.m., after a passionate chance meeting, two married travelers meet once a year to rekindle their relationship, Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Extremities," 7 p.m., psychological thriller, a young woman is violently attacked in her own home. Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge.

Shakespeare & Company

Behind-the-scenes tour, 10:30 a.m. "None But the Lonely Heart," 3 p.m. with Q&A. Studio series, new works: "Seminar" by Theresa Rebeck, 5 p.m. "Les Faux Pas," 5:30 p.m. "Master Class," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Pygmalion," 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Main Stage. "Johnny Baseball," preview. The infamous Curse of the Boston Red Sox is brought to life through the changing fortunes of three orphaned souls, 7:30 p.m., Nikos 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.

The Mount

"Wharton on Wednesday," Edith Wharton short stories read by professional actors, 5 p.m., terrace, 2 Plunkett St., off Route 7, Lenox.