Best Bets: Fun things to do in the Berkshires and the Shires of Vermont, June 16-22


Dance at Dan Zanes concert

Called the Springsteen of the pre-teen set, Grammy-winning Dan Zanes will perform his "Lead Belly Project" at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at Mass MoCA, in North Adams, Mass. $18 advance; kids 6-12, $12; 5 and younger, free.


New exhibit at Shaker village

Stop by Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Mass., to see highlights from Jane Fitzpatrick's personal quilt collection. The quilts are currently on view in the Brick Dwelling through Oct. 30. Free, with the price of regular admission.

New exhibit

Prado work at The Clark

See 28 Old Master paintings, from the Museo Nacional del Prado, on view at The Clark Art Institute's "Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado." Be prepared for cheeky cherubs and fascinating stories behind the paintings.


Town-wide heritage day

Join the fun at a day-long celebration for Great Barrington Heritage Day on Saturday, June 18. From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. there will be a range of fun activities in town, including tours, walks and classic movie screenings. All-access for $5.

Birthday bash

Playhouse turns 80

The Weston Playhouse, in Weston, Vt., will celebrate its 80th anniversary on Saturday, June 18. The day kicks off with a parade at 11 a.m., followed by free birthday cake and ice cream at noon. There will also be games and live music.


Dangerously funny play

Catch the last weekend of Living Room Theatre's production of "Men of Tortuga," at the Park-McCullough House in North Bennington, Vt. Performances of the power and politics comedy are at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.

Circus fun

Get behind the scenes

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, in Chatham, N.Y., is inviting the public to an open rehearsal of "YOL, A New Kind of Circus!" View the creative process at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 for free. The show opens June 25.


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