Saturday July 27, 2013

Today

ART

’Art in the Alley’

Arts and crafts festival, 10 to 5, historic back alley, just off Main Street, downtown Lee; information: www.goodpurpose.org.

Otis Cultural Council

Sixth annual Otis Arts Festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Free. Farmington River Elementary School, 555 N. Main Road, Route 8, Otis. COMMUNITY

’Anonymous’ Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous, main contact number: (413) 443-0212; Narcotics Anonymous, information on daily meeting locations and times: (413) 443-4377; Al-Anon, for family members who have a husband/wife/son/daughter, etc. who is impaired with alcohol/drugs, (413) 445-5852.

Breakfast

Breakfast

Pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon and more, 8 to 11 a.m., Becket Federated Church; $6 for adults, $3 for children under 12, under 3 free.

Chicken Barbecue

Dinner includes chicken, cornbread, potato salad, beverage & dessert, eat outdoors at the church or take home, rain or shine, 4:30 to 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, Maple Street, Hinsdale.

Clark Art Institute

Stone Hill Fifth Anniversary Celebration, 1-4 p.m.: Admission to Stone Hill Center free all day, and free tours of the exhibition Kidspace @ the Clark: Lions, and Tigers, and Museums, Oh My!Cookout on the lawn and free cake and ice cream at 3:30 p.m. Kids and grownups can build a fairy house in the woods along the Nan and Howard Paths. Free. Williamstown.

Chess Night

Presented by the "Soldier On" program, all welcome, 7 p.m., main dining room, 360 West Housatonic St., Route 20, Pittsfield. Information: Willie Ledbetter, (413) 822-8530 or 236-5644.

Church Tours

Tours of 1857 historic Lee Congregational United Church of Christ with Romanesque architecture and "trompe l’oeil" (fool-the-eye) stenciling, tallest wooden frame steeple in New England; sanctuary tours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 25 Park Place, Lee, (413) 464-8308.

’Discover Tyler Street’

Street fair featuring music, kids’ activities, vendors and food, 11 to 3, Tyler Street, Pittsfield. Information: www.tylerstreetpittsfield.com.

Dog Adoption Fair

Sponsored by Berkshire Humane Society, 10 to 2, Haddad Subaru, 652 East St., Pittsfield; information: Humane Society, (413) 447-7878 or Haddad, (413) 997-7272.

Food Pantry

Sponsored by Berkshire Veterans of Soldier On, veterans and public invited, every Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m., 360 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, (413) 236-5644.

Farmers’ Market

Saturdays through October, 9 to 1, First Street, across from the Common, Pittsfield.

Farmers Market

Great Barrington farmers market, 9 to 1, behind Great Barrington train station, corner of Castle Street and Taconic Avenue, just behind town hall.

Green Gargoyle

Gift and thrift shop, good quality clothing from infants to adults, household items and accessories, 10 to noon, First Congregational Church of Dalton, Main Street.

’Hoopla’ Festival

Day of hula hoop-related activities including workshops, contests and more, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., public gardens, Springside Park, upper North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 281-6734.

Lord and Tailor

Gift and thrift shop, quality brand name clothing, gifts and collectibles, noon to 4, South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"An Enchanted Evening for Families," evening of music, dancing and activities inspired by "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," 5 to 8 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

Sandisfield Arts Center

"Local Heroes II," a night of thanks and good cheer for the local heroes among us, 7 p.m. Sandisfield.

Tag Sale

"Terrific Tailgate Tag Sale," 8 to 3, St. Helena’s Meadows, 245 New Lenox Road, Lenox.

Town-Wide Tag Sale

Maps and refreshments provided at Community Center, 8 to 3, Peru; call for more information: (413) 655-2613 or 281-2492.

DANCE

Lift Ev’ry Voice

Olga Dunn Dance Company in "High Note to Heaven," a celebration of gospel dance, and jazz music at the Dunn Studios Up Close! Space. 7 p.m., 321 Main St. Great Barrington. Benefits student dance scholarships. www.olgadunndance.org or (413) 528-9674.

Jacob’s Pillow

L-E-V, Israeli avante-garde contemporary dance company, 2 and 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, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m. with live music. Free Inside/Out Performance: School at Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary, 6:15 p.m. Free PillowTalk: Michelle Dorrance and composer Toshi Reagon, 4 p.m. Becket.

EXHIBITS

Barbara Prey Gallery

Reception for "New Works: Meditations on the Environment," by Barbara Ernst Prey, collection of watercolors, dry-brush and oil paintings of the Berkshires and beyond, 5 to 7 p.m., 71 Spring St., Williamstown, (413) 884-6184.

Good Purpose Gallery

Meet the artist reception for John K. Lawson, "A Retrospective," collages, paintings and a bead-studded piano, 5 p.m., 40 Main St., Lee; information: www.goodpurpose.org.

Mullen House Gallery

"Over the Horizon: Contemporary Landscapes by Sean McCusker," oil paintings with an emphasis on vibrant colors, 1 to 4 p.m., 12 Brooker Hill Road, Route 8, Becket, (413) 623-2100.

FILM

’Sunset Saturdays’

Featuring live music at 7 p.m.; cartoon at 9 p.m., and feature film, "42 (The Jackie Robinson Story)," at 9:20 p.m., park gates open at 6:45. Concessions specials: 25 cent popcorn, 50 cent sodas, 4 beers/4 dogs for $18.89; Wahconah Park, Wahconah Street, Pittsfield.


HEALTH & FITNESS

Dalton CRA

Abs, Arms & Tush, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; flex and flow yoga, 9 to 10 a.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

Healing Rhythms

Cardio strength fusion, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; slow flow yoga, 8:45 to 10:15 a.m.; "Shake Your Soul," dance class, no prior experience necessary, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Overeaters Anonymous

Meets from 11:30 to 12:30, Fairview Hospital, fourth floor, 29 Lewis Ave., Great Barrington.

Pilates

Pilates mat class, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Berkshire Physical Therapy, 740 Williams St., Pittsfield; registration: (413) 358-1007.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Deep water circuit training, 8 to 9 a.m.; cardio kickboxing, 9 to 10 a.m., and performance cycle, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Prenatal Yoga

No experience necessary, 10:30 a.m., Zaanti Yoga Studio, 449 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 496-9642.

Tai Chi Easy/Qigong

For health and relaxation, adaptable for all ages and almost any stage of health practice, free for returning soldiers, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information/registration: Sherilyn Mindermann, (413) 446-1791.


HISTORY

Bidwell House Museum

History talk: "The Garden in the Woods: Archaeology at Kampoosa Bog in Stockbridge," UMass Professor of Anthropology Eric Johnson on finds of a 4000-year-old settlement and what we know about earliest human life in the Berkshires. 10 a.m. Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham.

Susan B. Anthony Birthplace

"A Day in the Life of Young Susan B," noon. A theatrical performance about a typical day in the life of Susan B. Anthony at age 6, performed by local children and adults. Free. Adams.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage

"Little Mermaid Jr.," youth show, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.; "Chow Time," 12:30 p.m., Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Museum

Kitchen Ka-Boom, 11 a.m., kid-safe science experiments using items found in almost any kitchen. Museum Adventures (ages 2-4), 11 a.m.; "Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

David Grover Concert

David Grover and Grover’s Gang, free concert series, 10 a.m., Great Barrington Bandstand, behind Town Hall.

Junior Rangers

Learn about wildlife, forests and parks for 11-14 year olds, 10:30 a.m., meet at Lulu Area nature center, State Forest, Cascade Street, Pittsfield, (413) 442-8992.

Science Program

"Science in Pittsfield Parks," learn about water and the environment with science educator Lisa Provencher, 10 to noon, Pitt Park, West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-0692.

Williamstown Library

Musician Tom Sieling performs a family music show, "Howl at the Moon with a Ground-Dweller Tune!" 2 p.m. Routes 2 and 7, Williamstown. (413) 458-5369.

LECTURES

Friends Meeting House

Dr. Ashok Bedi, psychiatrist and Jungian psychoanalyst, reading and book signing for his new book, "Crossing the Healing Zone: From Illness to Wellness," 2 to 4 p.m., 280 State St., Great Barrington.

Tanglewood Lecture Series

"The Overwhelming Verdi Requiem," lecture with professor Jeremy Yudkin, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox; reservations: yudkinjaf@gmail.com or at the door.


LITERARY

The Bookstore

Reading by Michael Burlingame, author of "Lincoln," 2 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox, www.bookstoreinlenox.com.

MUSEUMS

Animagic

Museum of Animation, Special Effects and Art showcases Berkshire-based talent that made blockbuster movies like "The Matrix," "X-Men" and "Chicken Run."Original models and technologies from the movies. "Create Your Own Animated Movie" workshop with award-winning special effects creator Eugene Mamut; creations will be posted on Internet. 135 Main St., Lee. By reservation, (413) 243-8095 or (413) 841-6679.

Arrowhead

Museum in the house where Herman Melville wrote "Moby-Dick," hours 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours of the house on the hour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibits include "Edwin Hale Lincoln, Home City: Photographs of Pittsfield, Massachusetts," architectural and natural images, 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

Becket Land Trust

Historic quarry and forest featuring hundreds of artifacts and dynamic vistas, year-round outdoor quarry museum and expansive nature preserve, self-guided historic walk, open daylight hours year round, free admission, coordinating exhibits and programs at 12 Brooker Hill Road, Route 8, Becket; quarry is off Route 20, 456 Quarry Road, Becket, (413) 623-2100 or www.becketlandtrust.org.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Garden features 15 acres with 23 display beds representing over 3,000 regionally appropriate plant species, significant trees, unique shrubs and exotic botanical collections. Open year-round to visitors, corner of routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge. Information: (413) 298-3926 or visit www.berkshirebotanical.org.

Berkshire Museum

"PaperWorks: The Art and Science of an Extraordinary Material," through Oct. 26; "Objectify: A Look Into the Permanent Collection," ongoing. Art, history and natural science museum, open 10-5, Mon.-Sat., noon-5, Sun. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Bidwell House

Bidwell House

Colonial history museum with 18th and 19th-century furnishings, heirloom vegetable garden, flower gardens and 192 acres of fields, woods and trails, authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1750s. Open Thurs.-Mon., 11 to 4, guided tours on the hour, grounds open daily, 100 Art School Road, Monterey. Information: (413) 528-6888 or www.bidwellhousemuseum.org.

Chesterwood

Summer home of public sculptor, Daniel Chester French, sculptor of The Minute Man in Concord, and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Tours, workshops, artist demonstrations and guided tours offered daily at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30, open daily through Oct. 31. 4 Williamsville Road, off Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3579, ext. 25216.

Clark Art Institute

Art museum and international center for research and scholarship features public and educational programs, 10 to 5. 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Folly at Field Farm

A 1967 AIA award winning post-modern guest house designed by noted architect Ulrich Franzen for art collector Lawrence Bloedel. Tours are the second and fourth Saturdays of the month through September; members free, non-members $5/person grounds open daily free of charge; 554 Sloan Road, South Williamstown, www.thetrustees.org, (413) 458-3135.

Frelinghuysen Morris House

"Exploring Shapes," summer show featuring interactive exhibits using IPADS and/or cardboard shapes. Home of abstract artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen with frescoes, sculptures and murals, their work and their collection. Hourly guided tours Thurs.-Sun., 10 to 3. 92 Hawthorne St., Lenox. Information: (413) 637-0166.

Hancock Shaker Village

Living history museum includes 18 historic buildings, heirloom medicinal and vegatable gardens, Shaker furniture, crafts, tools and clothes; also, craft and cooking demonstrations, lectures and workshops. Featuring "A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA," works of photographer Noel Vicentini, on display through Oct. 27. Village is open daily from 10 to 5 for self-guided visits through Oct. 28. Route 20, Pittsfield, (413) 443-0188.

The Mount

Edith Wharton’s historic house and gardens, open daily 10 to 5, Thurs. 10 to 8, through October. Featuring "Music After Hours," 5 to 8 p.m., terrace. Tours, contemporary outdoor sculptures, outdoor cafe and gift shop, special events throughout the summer including free music Fri. and Sat. evenings, 2 Plunkett St., off Route 7, Lenox; information: www.EdithWharton.org.

Norman Rockwell Museum

World’s largest collection of original art by Norman Rockwell as well as changing exhibitions on the art of illustration, featured exhibits are "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic," "Jarvis Rockwell: Maya, Illusion and Us" and "Norman Rockwell: Happily Ever After," open Mon.-Sun., 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 931-2221.

Steepletop

Former historic house and garden museum of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, tours at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30, 436 East Hill Road, two miles in from Route 22, south of Route 203, Austerlitz, N.Y., (518) 392-3362 or www.millay.org.

Susan B. Anthony Museum

Childhood home of the legendary human rights leader, features a portrait gallery, legacy room and birthing room, open Thurs., Fri. and Sat., 10 to 4, 67 East Road, Adams; private tours: (413) 743-7121.

Ventfort Hall

Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 1893 Morgan mansion with extraordinary plaster ceilings, stained glass and hand carved wood; open daily year-round for tours; featuring "Les Petite Dames de Mode" exhibit featuring women’s fashions from 1855-1914 as well as plays, concerts, and a tea & talk series. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Information: (413) 637-3206 or www.GildedAge.org.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

Joe Iconis and family, composer and lyricist of "The Black Suits" in an evening of song, 10:30 p.m. Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Choral Festival

Britten’s Spring Symphony and Vivaldi’s Gloria (sung in Latin), 7:30 p.m. Springfield Symphony and the 150-voice Festival Choir conducted by Nicholas Cleobury, Principal Conductor of the Oxford Bach Choir; Artistic Director of Mid-Wales Opera; and Founder Laureate of Britten Symphonia. Free talk about the works at 6:15 p.m. Berkshire School, Sheffield. (413) 229-1999.

Berkshire Gateway Jazz

Weekend of national and local jazz musicians: Greg Caputo Big Band, Phil Woods, and the Freddie Bryant Quartet at First Congregational Church, 25 Park Place, and other venues. Full schedule www.BerkshiresJazz.org.

Guthrie Center

Grand Slambovians, 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Troubador series, folk music. Great Barrington.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Manhattan Transfer, jazz a cappella group, 8 p.m. Tim Hauser, a former New York City cab driver, founded harmony vocal quartet 40 years ago -- group has won Grammy awards in jazz and pop, and were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998. Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA

Bang on a Can summer festival recitals in the galleries 4:30 p.m. with faculty and fellows; Bang on a Can All-Stars, 8 p.m. North Adams.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Arriaga, Crumb, Schumann, with Joel Pitchon, Masako Yanagita, violin; Ronald Gorevic, viola; Molly Aronson, cello; Anne Koscielny, piano; Kezia Gorevic Fisher, cello. 7 p.m., Charlemont.

Tanglewood

Pre-rehearsal talk at 9:30 a.m.; rehearsal for Saturday program at 10:30 a.m.; Boston Symphony Orchestra with Andris Nelsons, conductor, and Kristi¯ne Opolais, soprano; Lioba Braun, mezzo-soprano; Dmytro Popov, tenor; Ferruccio Furlanetto, bass; and Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor: Verdi Requiem, 8:30 p.m. in the Shed, Lenox.

Tannery Pond concerts

Miró Quartet, chamber group in residence at the University of Texas at Austin, 8 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

OUTDOORS

Appalachian Trail

Work party to replace bridge near Route 7 in Sheffield, three-day project continues Tuesday and Aug. 3, 9 to 4, meet at parking lot across from Campo Di Fiori, Route 7, Sheffield.

Bartholomew’s Cobble

Herpetology Walk: Family-friendly stroll with a naturalist to learn about frogs, toads, salamanders, snakes and tother amphibians and reptiles, 10 a.m., Sheffield.

Master gardeners

Western Mass Master Gardeners workshop: Choosing, growing and harvesting vegetables, 10 a.m. demonstration gardens behind Springside House, Springside Park, off upper North Street, Pittsfield. Free, rain or shine. (413) 743-5193.

Mount Greylock

"Nice and Easy Hike," easy-paced, two-hour, one to two-mile walk geared for seniors but open to all ages, different trail featured each week, 9 a.m., call Visitor Center for location and meeting place, (413) 499-4262; "Wild Waterfalls," strenuous hike with slippery conditions, 1 to 4 p.m., meet at Visitor Center.

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. All ages are welcome. Free, Housatonic.

River Clean Up

Volunteers sought to remove trash from west branch of Housatonic River, lunch, work gloves and trash bags provided, pouring rain or thunder cancels, 9 to 1, meet at Wahconah Park, Wahconah Street, Pittsfield; registration: (413) 394-9796 or 230-7321.

Tamarack Hollow

Chesterfield Gorge exploration of the Westfield River Watershed with naturalist Aimee Gelinas, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (413) 532-1631, ext. 10 or pvregion@ttor.org.

Chesterfield Gorge exploration of the Westfield River Watershed with naturalist Aimee Gelinas, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (413) 532-1631, ext. 10 or pvregion@ttor.org.


THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Southern Comfort," 4 and 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 techniques. "Moment of impact," 5 p.m., physical theater and aerieal performance; "A monolog dedicated to Dexter," an imaginary catalog in dance of stories of memory and fear, 7 p.m. "Painting his wings: A partial puppet play," 9 p.m. one family’s devastating loss and their fragile journey towards reshaping their lives. Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Same Time, Next Year," 2 and 8 p.m., Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Extremities," 2 and 8 p.m., psychological thriller, Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge.

Capitol Steps

Political comedy in song, 8 p.m., 55 Lee Road/Route 20, Lenox, (413) 881-1636 or www.cranwell.com.

Lift Ev’ry Voice

Williamstown Theatre Festival hosts post-performance discussion on African-Americans in baseball and local history after "Johnny Baseball," a new musical on triumphing over the infamous "Curse" of the Boston Red Sox. Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

Mass Live Arts

"Mona’s House of Dance," 8 p.m., Tina Satter and Half Straddle with New York City Players present work-in-progress showing and panel on new work set in tap studio in a small town. Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington.

The Mount

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

Performance Space 21

"Hilary Chaplain: A Life in Her Day," 8 p.m. Winner of the Solo Show Award at the International Fringe Festival in New York City. Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

Behind-the-scenes tour, 10:30 a.m. "Love’s Labour’s Lost," 2 p.m. "Master Class," 3 p.m. "Les Faux Pas," 5:30 p.m. "Mother Courage and Her Chilren," 7:30 p.m "None but the Lonely Heart," drama and live music, the story of Tchaikovsky and Madame von Meck, 8:30 p.m. with Ensemble for the Romantic Century. Lenox.

Theater Barn

"The Taffetas," musical, 4 and 8 p.m., tribute to Patti Page, The McGuire Sisters and the Chordettes. 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.

VOICES Theater Company

"Pittsfield’s ‘Glory’: The Civil War of Pittsfield, Massachusetts," presented in collaboration with Berkshire Historical Society, 7 p.m., Pittsfield Cemetery, 203 Wahconah St., Pittsfield, (413) 442-1928 or 442-1793.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Pygmalion," 3:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown. "Johnny Baseball," 3:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown. Cabaret, 11 p.m., Goodrich Hall, Williamstown.

Tomorrow

COMMUNITY

Blueberry Festival

14th annual event featuring pancake breakfast 9 to 11 a.m., and live music and entertainment, early 19th-century crafts, antiques, children’s activities, demonstrations and blueberries, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Austerlitz Historical Society, Old Austerlitz, N.Y.

DANCE

Swing Dance

An afternoon of lindy hop, jitterbug, fox trot and more, presented by Topia Arts Center, rain or shine, 2 to 5 p.m., Adams Visitors Center. Information: (413) 743-9600, or email create@topiaarts.org.


HISTORY

Shaker Museum & Library

39th annual Shaker Seminar, immersion in Shaker history and Shaker landscapes, July 24 through today. Information: hancockshakervillage.org.

MUSIC

Adams Visitor Center

Adams Historical Society presents the Eagles Stage Band, 3 p.m., free, Hoosac Street.

Barrington Stage Company

Joe Iconis and family, composer and lyricist of "The Black Suits" in an evening of song, 8 p.m. Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Bascom Lodge

"Sounds of Argentina," Tomás Murmis and friends lead musical journey through the folk landscapes of South America. 6 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

Berkshire Gateway Jazz

Weekend of national and local jazz musicians: Greg Caputo Big Band, Phil Woods, and the Freddie Bryant Quartet at First Congregational Church, 25 Park Place, and other venues. Full schedule www.BerkshiresJazz.org.

Berkshire Music School

Berkshire Music School students and faculty perform 2 p.m. at Pugzee’s Farm, Washington Mountain Road, Becket. (413) 442-1411.

Challahpalooza

Berkshire Music Festival with Sam Glaser, top Jewish musician who performs from from Sydney to London to Hong Kong and Tel Aviv. Duffin Theater. Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St. Lenox.

Performance Space 21

"Berkshire Bop Society" community lawn dance concert, 6 p.m. Tribute to Thelonius Monk in stride and song with Lincoln Mayorga, piano, Sheri Bauer-Mayorga, vocals, Otto Gardner, bass, and Ted MacKenzie, drums. Followed by Swing and Salsa dancing. Chatham, N.Y.

Sevenars Concerts

American Music for Piano Duo: Jazz, classical, and more, Kirk Whipple and Marilyn Morales, composer/pianists, 4 to 6 p.m. Admission by suggested donation, refreshments included. Worthington.

Tanglewood

Boston Symphony Orchestra with Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, and Garrick Ohlsson, piano: Dvorak "Carnival Overture" and "Symphony No. 9, From the New World," and Prokofiev, "Piano Concerto No. 3," 2:30 p.m. in the Shed, Lenox.


OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

"Bugs, Bones and Birds," for families and kids of all ages. Take a walk with local naturalist Lisa Provencher, of Dr. Augie’s Science and Art Programs, and explore the flora and fauna of the summit at Mt. Greylock. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

Bartholomew’s Cobble

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

Berkshire Sanctuaries

Canoe Trip to Upper and Lower Goose Ponds, Lee and Tyringham, 8 a.m. to noon. Explore the coves and marshes of one of the Berkshires’ most beautiful lakes. Paddle across Lower Goose Pond to pristine Upper Goose Pond in search of ravens, hawks, herons, and a variety of songbirds. Run by Pleasant Valley Sanctuaries, Lenox.

Garden Conservancy

Open Days Program: Three private gardens open to the public for self-guided tours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Richmond, MA; and Canaan and New Lebanon, N.Y. (888) 842-2442.