Arts and entertainment calendar for Thursday, Aug. 17
Becket Arts Center: Painting workshop, 2 to 5 p.m., 7 Brooker Hill Road, Becket.
Chesterwood: "Painting on the Prowl" plein air painting class with Arthur Yanoff, 9:30 to 12:30 p.m., 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge. Registration required, fee charged through IS183.
Norman Rockwell Museum: Drawing lessons from the Famous Artists School, with admission, 1:30 p.m.; "Draw In! Sketching Our World" family art workshop, $7, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge.
Jacob's Pillow: Trisha Brown Dance Company, 2 and 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre; Compa a Irene Rodr guez dance performance, 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre; Periapsis Music and Dance performance, free, 6:15 p.m., Inside/Out Stage; Zumba class for all skill levels ages 16 and up, $10, 8 to 9 a.m., Ruth St. Denis Studio, 358 George Carter Road, Becket.
FAIRS, FESTIVALS AND FAMILY FUN
Berkshire Arts and Culture Festival: 100 jury-selected artists present their work, opening preview 5 to 8 p.m., $12, $13 weekend pass, Eastover Estate and Retreat, 430 East St., Lenox.
Berkshire Botanical Garden: Animals in August series, "The Caterpillar Lab," with admission, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge.
Clark Art Institute: "Off the Wall: Soak Stain," children's art-making activity, 1 p.m., Lunder Center at Stone Hill, 225 South St., Williamstown.
Pittsfield Third Thursdays: "Touch a Truck" is this month's theme. Festivities include pop-up performances by Stilo Dance, 5 to 8 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield.
Barrington Stage Company: "Company," 8 p.m., Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield; "This," 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield.
Berkshire Playwrights Lab: "Some Old Black Man," 8 p.m., 352 Main St., Great Barrington.
Chester Theatre Company: "Folk," 2 and 8 p.m., 15 Middlefield Road, Chester.
Mac-Haydn Theatre: "Spamalot," 2 and 8 p.m., 1925 NY-203, Chatham, N.Y.
Shakespeare & Company: "The Tempest," 5:30 p.m., The Roman Garden Theatre; "The Wharton Comedies," 7:30 p.m., Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox.
The Theater Barn: "Godspell 2012," 8 p.m., 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.
Williamstown Theatre Festival: "A Legendary Romance," 2 and 7:30 p.m., Main Stage; "Actually," 2 and 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.
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