Ben Shattuck’s exhibit of oil paintings inspired by the Underground Railroad   including ’Signal,’ above   will open Saturday, June 7, at
Ben Shattuck's exhibit of oil paintings inspired by the Underground Railroad including 'Signal,' above will open Saturday, June 7, at the Harrison Gallery in Williamstown. (Ben Shattuck / Courtesy of the Harrison Gallery)

Berkshires Week & the Shires of Vermont

Thursday, June 5

COMMUNITY

Dalton Fair

Mike Fanelli's Traveling Amusement Park. Opens 6 p.m. American Legion Field, North Street (Route 9), Dalton. MUSIC

Berkshire Gateway Jazz

Sonny & Perley 8 p.m. Jazz, Bossa Nova, American Songbook Standards and International Cabaret. Spectrum Theatre, Lee. BerkshiresJazz.org.

Hubbard Hall

"Over There: A Remembrance of World War I," part of Hubbard Hall's Celebration Weekend. Cambridge, N.Y.

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

Help The Trustees of Reservations monitor and care for Cobble trails and plant communities. 9 a.m. to noon. Information: Ranger Rene Wendell, (413) 229-8600 or bcobble@ttor.org. 105 Wheatogue Road, Sheffield.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

"Amazing Trees," 10 a.m. Tour the grounds and tree collection, Stockbridge.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Other Place," 7:30 p.m., St. Ger main Stage, Pittsfield. Post-show talk.

Dorset Theatre Festival

New play reading: "Zealot" by The resa Rebeck, 7 p.m., Dorset.

Mixed Company

"Circle Mirror Transformation," 7:30 p.m., 37 Rossetter St., Great Barring ton.circlemirror.brownpapertickets.com.


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Friday, June 6

ART

First Fridays Artswalk

15 art shows, work by 40 regional artists, opening 5 to 8 p.m. downtown. Live music. Pittsfield. Artswalk After Party, 8 to 10 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts. FirstFridaysArtswalk.com.

Vermont Arts Exchange

Opening of works by painter Matthew Marks, on exhibit in the Sage Mill Gallery through June 30. Bennington.

COMMUNITY

Bennington Contra Dance

Caller Fern Bradley, music by Ten penny Bit, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. All dances are taught and beginners are welcome. One World Conservation Center, Route 7, Bennington. benningtondance.org, (802) 447-2173.

Dalton Fair

Mike Fanelli's Traveling Amusement Park. Fireworks. Open 6 p.m. American Le gion Field, North Street (Route 9), Dalton.

Antique, Classic Car Show

28th annual Manchester Antique & Classic Car Show, Dorr Field, Man chester. Food vendors and flea market.

MUSIC

Berkshire Gateway Jazz

Sounds of Shearing, tribute to late pianist George Shearing, 8 p.m. Lee Con gregational Church, Berkshires Jazz.org.

The Colonial Theatre

American roots band, Roosevelt Dime, 8 p.m., in the Garage. Tickets: (413) 997-4444. 111 South St., Pittsfield.

Guthrie Center

Troubador series, music at site of Al ice's Restaurant, 8 p.m. Great Barring ton.

OUTDOORS

Hoffmann Bird Club

Picnic at 5 p.m. and birding at 6 p.m. at Pleasant Valley. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Main courses provided. 427 W. Mountain Road, Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Other Place," 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

The Ghent Playhouse

John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," 8 p.m., Ghent, N.Y.

Mixed Company

"Circle Mirror Transformation," 7:30 p.m., 37 Rossetter St., Great Barring ton. Tickets available at circlemirror. brownpapertickets.com.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"Doubt," 7:30 p.m., Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

"Shakespeare's Will," 7:30 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Saturday, June 7

ART

Monterey Library

Leonard Weber June 6 to July 5. Opening reception 7 p.m. Monterey.

Sandisfield Arts Center

"Vincent Van Gogh and the Books He Read," 10 a.m., Sandisfield.

COMMUNITY

Arrowhead

Book signing for "Power of Place: Herman Melville in the Berkshires," with Marianna Poutasse and Donna Kittredge. 2 p.m., Lenox.

Cemetery Tour

Stockbridge Library tour, "The Odd, Quirky, Inter esting, and Unusual: Stor ies," 4 p.m., cemetery on Main Street, Stockbridge. (413) 298-5501.

Dalton Fair

Mike Fanelli's Traveling Amusement Park. Fireworks. Open at noon. Amer ican Legion Field, Route 9, Dalton.

Hancock Shaker Village

Backyard poultry workshop, 1 to 5 p.m. Pittsfield.

Knesset Israel

"Living Deliberately to Confront Cli mate Change: Personal actions for a global problem," by Nobelist Dr. William Moomaw, noon to 2 p.m., free. Pittsfield.

Mahaiwe

Berkshire Playwrights Lab New Plays Benefit Gala, reading of work by Elaine May and works by Richard Dresser, Matt Hoverman, oe Cacai, 8 p.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-2544.

Antique, Classic Car Show

28th annual show, Dorr Field, Man chester. Food vendors and flea market.

DANCE

Olga Dunn School of Dance

38th annual June show, "Leap Into a New Year!" 7 p.m., Mon ument Moun tain High School, Route 7, Great Barrington.

MUSIC

Berkshire Gateway Jazz

New Black Eagle Jazz Band, 8 p.m. Music of New Orleans. First Congre gational Church, Lee. Berkshires Jazz.org.

The Colonial Theatre

Roosevelt Dime, 8 p.m. Pittsfield.

Guthrie Center

Troubador series, music at site of Alice's Restaurant, 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA

Fredericks Brown in concert, 8 p.m. North Adams.

Monterey jazz

Jazz by the Lucky Five quartet, 7 p.m. Mon terey Meeting House, Main and Tyri ngham roads, Monterey. (413) 528-3795.

Music from Salem

Cello Seminar concert, 2 p.m., Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, N.Y.

OUTDOORS

Appalachian Mountain Club

National Trails Day. Morning work parties. Afternoon hike to Jug End. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring lunch and water.Kellogg Conservation Center, Rt. 41, South Egremont.

Hoffmann Bird Club

South County Leaders Choice. Meet 7:30 p.m. at Wild Bird Store on Route 7, Great Barrington. (413) 528-4355 Bird ing Beyond Your Backyard 8 a.m. in Stock bridge Bowl. Free, (413) 655-8594.

Monterey Nature Walk

Walk from the intersection of Brett and Blue Hill roads. Explore 115-acre Winter Farm. Free. (413) 528-3795.

Monument Mountain

National Trails Day, 10 a.m. Free. Great Barrington.

Notchview

Birds and Bird Songs morning walk, 7 a.m. Route 9, Windsor.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Family Fun Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live animal demonstrations, talks, guided walks, hands-on craft activities, food, and more. Musical entertainment and puppetry. Free. Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Other Place," 4 and 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Playwrights Lab

Gala New Play Benefit, 8 p.m. Ma hai we Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington.

The Ghent Playhouse

John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," 8 p.m., Ghent, N.Y.

Mixed Company

"Circle Mirror Transformation," 7:30 p.m., 37 Rossetter St., Great Barring ton. circlemirror.brownpapertickets.com.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"Doubt," by John Patrick Shanley. 2 and 7:30 p.m., Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

"Shakespeare's Will," 7:30 p.m., Lenox.

Sunday, June 8

COMMUNITY

Bryant Homestead

Haiku in Spring Celebration, walk and readings 4 to 6 p.m. Japanese refreshments. Cum mington.

Cricket Match

English sport with tea, 2 p.m., West Stockbridge Town Hall, 21 State Line Road/Route 102, West Stockbridge. Dalton Fair

Mike Fanelli's Traveling Amusement Park. Fireman's muster. Open at noon. American Legion Field, North Street (Route 9), Dalton.

Antique & Classic Car Show

28th annual Manchester Antique & Clas sic Car Show, Dorr Field, Manches ter.

Robert Frost Stone House

"Frost's Lyric Constellations: ‘Mend ing Wall,' ‘After Apple Picking' and ‘The Wood Pile,'" David Sanders, 2 p.m. Shafts bury

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Members only: free screening of "The Fabulous Ice Age," a new documentary about ice dancing. 3 p.m. Becket.

MUSIC

Bascom Lodge

Music by Dublin Porter, traditional dance music and airs of Ireland, 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

Barrington Stage Company

"Benny Rides Again: An Evening of Benny Goodman's Swingin' Hits," Paul Green. 8 p.m. (413) 236-8888. 26 Linden St., Pittsfield.

Hubbard Hall

Music from Salem's Cello Seminar, 2 p.m., Cambridge, N.Y.

Skinner Memorial Chapel

Larry Schipull, organist, and Linda Laderach, violinist. 2 p.m., Holyoke. (413) 532-1483.

OUTDOORS

Hoffmann Bird Club

Springside Park bird walk, 7 a.m. Meet at the playground to look for songbirds and sparrows. (413) 442-6327.

Tamarack Hollow

National Trails Day Bog Pond carnivorous plants and wetland plant/tree hike 9:30 a.m., Savoy State Forest.

Tyringham cobble

Yoga and hiking adventure: Walk on Appalachian Trail, yoga at Ashintully, 10 a.m. Tyringham.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Other Place," 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

The Ghent Playhouse

John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," 2 p.m., Ghent, N.Y.

Mixed Company

"Circle Mirror Transformation," 3 p.m., 37 Rossetter St., Great Bar rington. Tickets available at circlemirror.brownpapertickets.com.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"Doubt," 2 p.m. by John Patrick Shanl ey, Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

"Shakespeare's Will," 3 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox. shakespeare.org

Monday, June 9

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

"Benny Rides Again: An Evening of Benny Goodman's Swingin' Hits," featuring Paul Green. 8 p.m. Tickets: (413) 236-8888. 36 Linden St., Pittsfield.

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

"Called Again," Jennifer Pharr Davis, 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

Tuesday, June 10

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Athenaeum

Book talk: "Through the Heartland on U.S. Route 20" 7 p.m. free. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Jewish Federation

Three-course dinner, wine and exploration of Jewish traditions with Chef Michael Ballon, 6:30 p.m. Castle Street Café, 10 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Stockbridge Library

Robert D. Kaplan, author of "Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End to a Stable Pacific" 7 p.m., 46 Main St., Stockbridge.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Other Place," 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

Wednesday, June 11

COMMUNITY

Bascom Lodge

"Civilian Conservation Corps and Bascom Lodge" talk with Alec Gillman 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

Knesset Israel

"Sharpening Our Kitchen Skills -- Using Knives" 7:30 to 9. 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. (413) 445-4872, ext. 116.

OUTDOORS

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Evening at the Beaver Ponds, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Lenox.

South Yokun Ridge Hike

Two-mile loop on Walsh and Charcoal trails from Olivia's Overlook on Lenox-Richmond Road. 10 a.m. bnrc.net.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

Preview: Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate," 7 p.m., Mainstage. "The Other Place," 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.