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Saturday July 13, 2013



Berkshire Arts Festival

Artists in textiles, glass, painting, ceramics, jewelry, metalwork, woodwork and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Ski Butternut, Great Barrington. www.berkshireartsfestival.com.


Sculpture workshops, noon to 2 p.m. Meet artists in Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood and learn some of their techniques and processes. Try making sculpture, families welcome. Stockbridge.

Hancock Shaker Village

"Photographing The City of Peace with Ben Garver," 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Workshop on digital photography skills with the Berkshire Eagle’s photo editor. Route 20, Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Maya and Beyond: The Art of Jarvis Rockwell" assemblages of objects of mass production investigate to the tangible and transient, by Norman Rockwell’s son. Documentary film on the artist created by filmmaker Rachel Victor, 6 to 8 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

Omi International Arts Center

Art Omi weekend: Private guided tour of the studios, 6 p.m. Dinner and dancing under the stars, 7 p.m. to midnight. Ghent, N.Y. 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.

Bascom Lodge

75th anniversary weekend celebration: Native American tepee raising at noon, drumming at 1 p.m., and mountain blessing at 2 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

Becket Athenaeum

Annual book sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., new and lightly used books. 3367 Main St., Becket.

Berkshire Athenaeum

Summer book sale sponsored by Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum, 10 to 4 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Co-op Market

Farm Tour at Sol Flower Farm in Ancramdale, N.Y., 2 p.m., call for more information: (413) 528-9697.

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.

Cummington Fairgrounds

4-H Fair, animal shows and exhibits, 97 Fairgrounds Road, south of Route 9, Cummington, www.cummington fair.com.

Dalton Lions Club Circus

Elephants, acrobats and all, 2 and 5:30 p.m. at the Dalton American Legion Field on Route 9 in Dalton. Advance tickets at Big Y, Dalton CRA, Greenridge Variety and Dalton General Store. (413) 842-5212.

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.

Farmers’ Market

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

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.

Gardening Class

Gardening Class

"Gardening with Roses in the Berkshires," presented by Western Massachusetts Master Gardeners, 10 a.m., demonstration gardens, Springside Park, 874 North St., Pittsfield; registration, (413) 743-4284.

Gigantic Tag Sale

Sheffield Historical Society, (no early birds), 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., (rain date: July 20), grounds behind Dan Raymond House, Main Street, Sheffield.

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.

Lord and Tailor

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

Mullen House

Mullen House

Open house at Mullen House Education Center as part of Becket Community Town Fair, featuring lecture at 10 a.m. by Ken Smith, president of Becket Land Trust, on the history of the former Hudson-Chester Quarry, an art exhibit and a new illustrated poetry exhibit, 10 to 3, 12 Brooker Hill Road, corner Route 8, North Becket Village, (413) 623-2100.

Otis Library Country Fair

Jewelry, artwork, candles, clothes, leather goods and more, 50 artisans, 10 to 3:30, Otis Church green, Route 8, Otis.

Pancake Breakfast

Sponsored by Becket Volunteer Firefighters Association, all-you- can-eat, 8 to 11 a.m., Village Fire Station pavilion, Route 8, Becket. Adults $6, children $3, under 4 free.

St. Ann’s Summer Festival

Featuring a kids’ carnival, evening teen activity, Casino Night, food and more, St. Ann’s Church, 134 Main St., Lenox.

Sandisfield Arts Center

"Summer Salads," with chefs Adam Manacher and Joe Harasyko, 10 a.m., 5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield.

Stockbridge Library

Annual book sale: 16,000 gently used books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 46 Main St., Stockbridge.

Tag Sale

Sponsored by Dalton Historical Commission, 9 to 2, 385 Main St., Dalton.


Benthic Macroinvertebrate Sampling training, (rain Date July 20), offered by Housatonic Valley Association, alternative to expensive chemical analyses of the rivers’ waters, assessments will sample and analyze invertebrates living in bottom of river 9 to 2, Interlaken Park, Stockbridge. Information: (413) 394-9796.


Jacob’s Pillow

Companhia Urbana de Dança -- dancers from the suburbs and favelas of Rio de Janeiro blend hip-hop, urban, contemporary, and Brazilian social dance, 2 and 8 p.m. Brian Brooks Moving Company, 2:15 to 8:15 p.m. Free PillowTalk: B-Girl Looks at B-Boys with Sonia Destri of Companhia Urbana de Dança, 4 p.m. Free Inside/Out Performance: School at Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary, 6:15 p.m. Becket.


Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

"Copperhead," Civil War-era drama by Ron Maxwell, who will be on hand to introduce film and answer questions, 7 p.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-0100.


"The Black Pirate" silent film with Alloy Orchestra live music, 8:30 a.m. North Adams.

’Sunset Saturdays’

Featuring live music by the band Blackwater at 7 p.m.; cartoon at 9 p.m., and feature film, "Jack Reacher," 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.


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 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., 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.


Berkshire Museum

"Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Berkshire South

Berkshire South

"Outdoor Adventures," for ages 10-14, hike, build shelters and learn outdoor skills, 10 to noon, Sats. through July 27, Crissey Road, Great Barrington; registration: (413) 528-2810.

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 a.m., meet at nature center, Cascade Street, Pittsfield, (413) 442-8992.

Pick-Up Baseball

Informal, casual games, 10:30 a.m., Greene Park, Monterey.

Science Program

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


Bennington Museum

"Conjuring the Civil War: Recreating History" for Dorset Theatre Festival (DTB) production of "The Whipping Man," 2 p.m. Theatrical designers Deb Booth (scenic), Charles Schoonmaker (costumes), Michael Gianitti (lighting), and Jill Duboff (sound), and DTF Artistic Director, Dina Janis share their research and design processes, their models and drawings for the DTF production. Bennington, Vt.

Berkshire Community College

"Distinguished Speaker Series" featuring "Upstairs, Downstairs - Hospitality in the Berkshires," with Simon DeWar from Blantyre; Bruce Finn, Red Lion Inn, and Marc Wilhelm, Wheatleigh, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College, 10:30 to noon, Koussevitzky Arts Center, K111, West Street, Pittsfield. Information: (413) 236-2190.

Bidwell House Museum

History Talk: "Red and White: Settlers and Indians in Early America," by John Demos, Samuel Knight Professor of American History Emeritus at Yale University. 10 a.m. at Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham.

Tanglewood Lecture

"America’s Greatest Musical: "West Side Story" and Shakespeare," with Professor Jeremy Yudkin, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Library, 18 Main St.; reservations: yudkinjaf@gmail.com or at the door.


Book Signing/Reading

Radio personality/travel expert, Stephanie Abrams, to read and sign copies of her book, "Rumors," 1:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 555 Hubbard Ave., Pittsfield.



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.


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.


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 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

Former home of famed writer Edith Wharton, historic house and gardens, grounds open daily May through October, 10 to 5. Tours, outdoor cafe and gift shop, special events throughout the summer, 2 Plunkett St., off Route 7, Lenox; information: www.EdithWharton.org.


Naumkeag House & Gardens Gilded Age mansion, 20 acres of landscaped grounds, guided house tours, 10 to 5. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, (413) 298-8138.

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.


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.


Ashley House

"Songs of the Revolution," with Diane Taraz presenting songs enjoyed by both sides during the American Revolution, 3 p.m., 117 Cooper Hill Road, Ashley Falls.

Aston Magna

"Music from the Library of Thomas Jefferson," works of Corelli, Bach, Mozart, Cosway and Hopkinson, with soprano, Sharon Baker; violinist, Daniel Stepner and harpsichordist, Michael Sponseller, 6 p.m., Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Choral Festival

Bach’s Mass in B Minor (sung in Latin), 7:30 p.m. Performed by the Springfield Symphony and the 150-voice Festival Choir, conducted by Karen P. Thomas, Artistic Director & Conductor of Seattle Pro Musica. Free talk about the work at 6:15 p.m. Berkshire School, Sheffield. (413 ) 229-1999.

Dream Away Lodge

"Nouveau Revue 4," fourth annual weekend mini-festival of new, emerging and established music, local and beyond, featuring Poor Old Shine, act 1 at 8 p.m., act 2 at 9:30 p.m., 1342 County Road, Becket, www.thedreamawaylodge.com.

Guthrie Center

Christine Lavin and Don White, comic warmth, silliness and generosity, doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Troubador series, folk music. Great Barrington.

Knox Trail Inn

"Songs of the Berkshires and Beyond," with singer/songwriters Graham and Barbara Dean, buffet at 6 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m., East Otis, (413) 269-4400.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Theater and Cabaret Songs -- "recalling Piaf," sonatina for violin and piano (1958), with William Bolcom, composer/piano; Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano; Masako Yanagita, violin. 7:30 p.m., Charlemont.

Otis Cultural Council

Songs of the Berkshires and Beyond with singer/songwriters Graham and Barbara Dean. The program will include songs inspired by life in the Berkshires, as well as story songs about the lives of little-known people and social and historical import. 7:30 p.m., Free. Knox Trail Inn, 2400 East Otis Road, East Otis. (413) 269-6273.


Pre-Rehearsal Talk at 9:30 a.m.; rehearsal for Saturday program at 10:30 a.m.; Boston Symphony Orchestra with David Newman, conductor: Bernstein’s "West side Story" film. In the Shed, Lenox.


Appalachian Trail

Work party, clip brush and cut small trees, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., (half day participants welcome) Clear Viewpoint on Warner Hill--Hinsdale; hike at 2 p.m., picnic at 5 p.m., explore and learn about the Appalachian Trail; information: (413) 528-0904.

Bascom Lodge

"7 Summits" with Mike Matty: Only a few hundred people have climbed the highest peak on every continent -- there have been more people in space than climbers of the 7 summits. Michael Matty of Western Massachusetts is among them, and did some of his training on Greylock. Talk 6 p.m. Free. Fly-casting Workshop with Fred Moran. Learn the forward cast and the roll cast for accuracy, outdoors, 3 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

Columbia Land Conservancy

"All About Snapping Turtles," for all ages, 10 to noon, and paddle Ooms Conservation Area, 2 to 4 p.m., bring your own kayak or canoe; Ooms Conservation Area, Sutherland Pond, 480 Rock City Road, Chatham, N.Y., (518) 392-5252. ext. 207.

Hoffmann Bird Club

Walk through several locations in Williamstown area to look for nesting bobolinks, buntings, kestrels and other summer residents, meet at former Store at Five Corners, 7 a.m., Route 7, South Williamstown; information: Marina Brodskaya, (413) 458-0309 or Katharine Wiencke, 458-1846.

Lenox Garden Tour

"Hidden Treasures of the Berkshires," tour of gardens and houses sponsored by The Lenox Garden Club, explores five properties in Lee and Tyringham. Self-guided tour takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, supports horticultural, preservation and environmental conservation projects in and around Berkshire County. www.lenoxgardenclub.net.

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.

Mount Greylock

"Wild Waterfalls," 1 to 4 p.m., meet at Visitor Center, Lanesborough, (413) 499-4262.

Tamarack Hollow

Northern Boreal Forest tree and plant identification hike 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tamarack Hollow, Windsor, with naturalist Aimee Gelinas. www.massaudubon.org or (413) 584-3009. www.tamarackhollow.com.


Barrington Stage Company

"On the Town," Leonard Bernstein musical, 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Lion in Winter," Christmas 1183, 8 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Oklahoma!" Rogers & Hammerstein musical, 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. "Extremities," 8 p.m., psychological thriller, a young woman is violently attacked in her own home. 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.

Chester Theatre

"Tryst," Downton Abbey meets Hitchcock: psychological thriller set in Edwardian London, 8 p.m., Chester.

Oldcastle Theatre

"Northern Boulevard," 2 and 8 p.m. new musical follows a couple through 40 years, beginning in 1941. Bennington, Vt.

Performance Space 21

"Long Ago and Far Away and other short plays by David Ives," an evening of comedic short plays by contemporary American playwright of verbal dexterity, theatrical invention and quirky humor, 8 p.m. Walking the dog Theater production, Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

Behind-the-scenes tour, 10:30 a.m. "Richard II," 2 p.m. "Master Class," 3 p.m. Midsummer night’s meal, 5 to 7 p.m. "Les Faux Pas," 5:30 p.m. "Love’s Labours Lost," Shakespearean comedy, 7:30 p.m. "Heroes," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

Agatha Christie’s "The Unexpected Guest," mystery, 4 and 8 p.m. A stranger walks into a house to find a man murdered and a woman standing over him with a gun. 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.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Hapgood," 3:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown. "Dracula," 7 p.m., Poker Flats Field. "Animal Crackers," 8 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown. Cabaret, 11 p.m., Goodrich Hall, Williamstown.



Berkshire Arts Festival

Artists in textiles, glass, painting, ceramics, jewelry, metalwork, woodwork and more. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Ski Butternut, Great Barrington. www.berkshireartsfestival.com.


Dalton Lions Club Circus

Elephants, acrobats and all, 2 and 5 p.m. at the Dalton American Legion Field on Route 9 in Dalton. Advance tickets at Big Y, Dalton CRA, Greenridge Variety and Dalton General Store. (413) 842-5212.

St. Ann’s Summer Festival

Featuring a kids’ carnival, evening teen activity, Casino Night, food and pancake breakfast at 11:15 a.m., St. Ann’s Church, 134 Main St., Lenox.


Barrington Stage Company

"Sibling Rivalry," concert with Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway, sisters and Broadway divas, 8 p.m. Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Bascom Lodge

Jazz festival featuring Ben Kohn and his quartet, Royal Hartigan and his band and Nana Simopoulos and friends, outdoors (lobby if it rains), presented by Topia Arts Center, free, 3 to 7 p.m. Summit of Mount Greylock.

Berkshire Museum

Opera screening of "Carmen" by George Bizet, 2 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Clark Art Institute

"Close Encounters with Music," featuring "White Nights," highlights Russian melodic mastery: Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, 3 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Congregation Knesset Israel

"Come to the Cabaret!" with co-directors Sherri James Buxton and Paul Green, selections from the Great American Songbook, 7:30 p.m., 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield; reservations: (413) 445-4872, ext. 16.

Dream Away Lodge

"Nouveau Revue 4," fourth annual weekend mini-festival of new, emerging and established music, local and beyond, featuring The Dire Honeys, act 1 at 8 p.m., act 2 at 9:30 p.m., 1342 County Road, Becket, www.thedreamawaylodge.com.

Sevenars Concerts

45th anniversary traditional family concert with the Schrade/James family musicians, three generations from ages 23 to 88, solos and duos for piano and cello, 4 p.m., the Academy, just off Route 122 at Ireland St., South Worthington.


Boston Symphony Orchestra with Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor, and Lynn Harrell, cello: Stravinsky, Suite from Pulcinella; Haydn, Cello Concerto No. 1 in C; Beethoven, Symphony No. 8. 2:30 p.m. in the Shed. Lenox.


Bartholomew’s Cobble

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

Mount Greylock

Summit ramble, short hikes on and around the summit, for all ages, 1 and 3 p.m., meet at summit. Information: (413) 499-4262.


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