Best Bets: Fun things to do in the Berkshires and the Shires of Vermont


Good Purpose Gallery Show

View Scott Taylor's old trucks with attitude and Joanie Ciolfi's expressive abstracts at the Good Purpose Gallery in Lee, Mass. Stop by the opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 24. On view through Aug. 8.


Holla for Challah!

What's better than challah? How about homemade, record-breaking challah! Join the Berkshire Women's Mega Challah Bake from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, June 24, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pittsfield, Mass. Reservation required. $25


Rollicking fun on stage

Don't miss Dorset Theatre Festival's production of Alan Ayckbourn's 'Table Manners.' The play is the second in Ayckbourn's comedic trilogy — don't worry if you missed the first installment, there's still plenty to laugh about through July 2.


Free dance performances

It's summertime and that means free performances at Jacob's Pillow's Inside/Out Stage. You can't beat the price, or the view. Free shows Wednesdays through Saturdays. Urban Bush Women will take the stage Friday, June 24.


Naumkeag at Night delights

The former Berkshire Cottage known for its beautiful gardens invites you to kick back and enjoy the view and some live music — with the perks of a cash bar on sight. The summer evenings kick off Thursday, June 23.


Theater Barn opens season

Always a good time, The Theater Barn just over the border in New Lebanon, N.Y., kicks off its summer season on Friday, June 24, with "Don't Talk to the Actors," described as a funny love song to the theater. $25-$27.


Don Quixote in Vermont

Dream the impossible dream and root for the hero at the opening of "Man of La Mancha," on Tuesday, June 28, at Weston Playhouse in Weston, Vt. This epic mainstage musical production can be seen through July 16.


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