Sept. 1-3, 2007

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Friday, May 18
Saturday, Sept. 1

Art

Hoffman Pottery

Open House, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring sculpted mirror frames and plates to paint for children of all ages. 103 Route 41, West Stockbridge. For more information, call (413) 232-4646 or visit www.EHoffmanPottery.com.

Vault Gallery

A champagne reception for an exhibition, "Surrender: Intimate Encounters With Dance," will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Exhibit also includes a documentary on the work of artist Marilyn Kalish. 322 Main St., Great Barrington. For more information, call (413) 644-0221 or visit www.vaultgallery.net.

Miscellaneous

Columbia County Fair

Midway rides, blue ribbon livestock competitions, craft demonstrations, flower and garden exhibits, quilt shows, racing pigs and the Firefighters' Parade are all part of the over 150 exhibits at the six-day Columbia County Fair on Route 66 in Chatham, N.Y. Fair hours are from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Admission includes parking and all entertainment. For more information, call (518) 392-2121 or visit www.columbiafair.com.

First Congregational Church of Lee

Guided tours of the sanctuary will be given from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Church boasts tallest wooden frame steeple in the U.S. On the Park, Lee.

Great Barrington Farmers Market

Vegetables, flowers, cakes, bread and more, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the historic railroad station in Great Barrington, behind Town Hall, Castle Street.

Stratton Mountain Resort

Labor Day Weekend Tent Sale, free performances and the Best Wurst Fest, featuring Girls Who Grill. Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton Mountain, Vt., www.stratton.com.

Music

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Destination Productions will present Legends of Music third annual Berkshire BluesFest with Chicago Blues Reunion, featuring Barry Goldberg, Nick Gravenites, Harvey Mandel, Corky Siegel and vocalist Marcy Levy at 8 p.m. Special guests include traditional BluesFest openers, Paul Rishell and Annie Raines, and the Berkshires' own Karl Lipsky. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. For tickets, call (413) 528-0100 or visit www.mahaiwe.org.

Music Mountain

Twilight Concert: The Shanghai String Quartet, with Kirsten Johnson, viola, and Hai-Ye Ni, cello, will perform works by Haydn, Beethoven and Tchaikowsky, at 6:30 p.m., Gordon Hall, Route 63, near the junction of Route 126, Falls Village, Conn. For tickets and more information, call (860) 824-7126.

Tanglewood

"Tanglewood Jazz Festival," featuring Marian McPartland's "Piano Jazz" for National Public Radio, at 3 p.m.; Kurt Elling with Randy Crawford and Joe Sample, at 8 p.m., Route 183 (West Street), Lenox. For tickets, call (888) 266-1200. For more information, visit www.tanglewood.org.

Tannery Pond Concerts

Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano, and Craig Rutenberg, piano, will perform at 8 p.m. Tannery, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village and Darrow School, New Lebanon, N.Y. For tickets, call (888) 820-1696 or visit www.tannerypondconcerts.org.

Theater

Barrington Stage Company

"Songs By ...," at 8 p.m. MainStage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield. For tickets, call (413) 236-8888 or visit www.barringtonstageco.org.

Berkshire Theatre Festival

George Bernard Shaw's "Mrs. Warren's Profession," directed by Anders Cato, at 2 and closes at 8 p.m. Main Stage, Main Street, Stockbridge. For tickets, call (413) 298-5576 or visit www.berkshiretheatre.org.

Mac-Haydn Theatre

"Music Man," at 5 and 8:30 p m., 1925 Route 203, Chatham, N. Y. For tickets, call (518) 392-9292 or visit www.machaydntheatre.org..

The News in Revue

Emmy-winning comedy and music spoofs current events at 8:30 p.m at 8:30 p.m. Pre-show barbeque dinner available at 6 p.m. Mountainside Playhouse at Bousquet, 101 Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield. For tickets, call (866) 811-4111 or (413) 442-8316 or visit www.newsinrevue.com.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"The Fantasticks," at 2 and 8 p.m. The Bennington Center for the Arts, Route 9 and Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt. For tickets, call (802) 447-0564 or visit www.oldcastletheatreco.org.

Shakespeare & Company

"Blue/Orange," by Joe Penhall, at 10:30 a.m., Founders' Theatre; "Scapin," part A, free, closing at 1:15 p.m., Rose Footprint Theatre; "Rough Crossing," by Tom Stoppard, at 3 p.m., Founders' Theatre; "Scapin," part B, free, closing at 6:15 p.m., Rose Footprint Theatre; prelude, free, at 7:15 p.m., outdoors at Founders' Theatre; "A Midsummer Night's Dream," comic fantasy by William Shakespeare, at 8 p.m., Founders' Theatre. 70 Kemble Street, Lenox. For tickets, call (413) 637-3353 or visit www.shakespeare.org.

The Theater Barn

"Little Shop of Horrors," a musical, at 5 and 8:30 p.m., 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., (518) 794-8989.

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

"Dancing With the Czar," in cooperation with Shakespeare & Company, at 4 p.m. 104 Walker St., Lenox. For reservations or more information, call (413) 637-3206 or visit www.gildedage.org.

Weston Playhouse

"Master Harold ... and the Boys," at 3 and 8 p.m. Main Stage, 12 Park St., Weston, Vt. For tickets, call (802) 824-5288 or visit www.westonplayhouse.org.

Sunday, Sept. 2

Art

Hoffman Pottery

Open House, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring sculpted mirror frames and plates to paint for children of all ages. 103 Route 41, West Stockbridge. For more information, call (413) 232-4646 or visit www.EHoffmanPottery.com.

Dance

Mass MoCA

African Dance Party with Dominic Kanza and the African Rhythm Machine, at 8 p.m., Courtyard C or Hunter Center, 84 Marshall St., North Adams; tickets: (413) 662-2111 or visit www.massmoca.org.

Miscellaneous

Columbia County Fair

Midway rides, blue ribbon livestock competitions, craft demonstrations, flower and garden exhibits, the Judah Gospel Band, quilt shows and racing pigs are all part of the over 150 exhibits at the six-day Columbia County Fair on Route 66 in Chatham, N.Y. Fair hours are from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Admission includes parking and all entertainment. For more information, call (518) 392-2121 or visit www.columbiafair.com.

Stratton Mountain Resort

Labor Day Weekend Tent Sale, free performances and the Best Wurst Fest, featuring Girls Who Grill. Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton Mountain, Vt., www.stratton.com.

Music

The Colonial Theatre

"Hotel California: A Salute to The Eagles," at 8 p.m. 111 South St., Pittsfield. For tickets, call (413) 997-4444. For more information, visit www.thecolonialtheatre.org.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Award-winning actress and singer Linda Lavin will present "Songs and Confessions of a One-Time Waitress" at 7 p.m. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. For tickets, call (413) 528-0100 or visit www.mahaiwe.org.

Music Mountain

The Shanghai String Quartet, with Yuja Wang, piano, will perform works by Yi-Wen Jiang, Grieg and Schumann, at 3 p.m., Gordon Hall, Route 63, near the junction of Route 126, Falls Village, Conn. For tickets and more information, call (860) 824-7126.

Tanglewood

"Tanglewood Jazz Festival," begins at 2 p.m. with an artist to be announced and continues at 8 p.m. with Hank Jones and Roberta Gambarini, Ahmad Jamal and Jimmy Heath, at 8 p.m., Route 183 (West Street), Lenox. For tickets, call (888) 266-1200. For more information, visit www.tanglewood.org.

Theater

Mac-Haydn Theatre

"Music Man," at 2 and 7 p.m., 1925 Route 203, Chatham, N. Y. For tickets, call (518) 392-9292 or visit www.machaydntheatre.org..

The News in Revue

Emmy-winning comedy and music spoofs current events at 8:30 p.m at 8:30 p.m. Pre-show barbeque dinner available at 6 p.m. Mountainside Playhouse at Bousquet, 101 Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield. For tickets, call (866) 811-4111 or (413) 442-8316 or visit www.newsinrevue.com.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"The Fantasticks," closes at 2 p.m. The Bennington Center for the Arts, Route 9 and Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt. For tickets, call (802) 447-0564 or visit www.oldcastletheatreco.org.

Shakespeare & Company

"Rough Crossing," by Tom Stoppard, closing at 10:30 a.m., Rose Footprint Theatre; "Blue/Orange," by Joe Penhall, closing at 3 p.m., Founders' Theatre; prelude, free, closing at 7:15 p.m., outdoors at Founders' Theatre; "Antony and Cleopatra," by William Shakespeare, closing at 8 p.m., Founders' Theatre. 70 Kemble Street, Lenox. For tickets, call (413) 637-3353 or visit www.shakespeare.org.

The Theater Barn

"Little Shop of Horrors," a musical, closes at 2 p.m., 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., (518) 794-8989.

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

"Dancing With the Czar," in cooperation with Shakespeare & Company, at 10 a.m. 104 Walker St., Lenox. For reservations or more information, call (413) 637-3206 or visit www.gildedage.org.

Weston Playhouse

"Master Harold ... and the Boys," at 7 p.m. Main Stage, 12 Park St., Weston, Vt. For tickets, call (802) 824-5288 or visit www.westonplayhouse.org.

Monday, Sept. 3

Art

Hoffman Pottery

Open House, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring sculpted mirror frames and plates to paint for children of all ages. 103 Route 41, West Stockbridge. For more information, call (413) 232-4646 or visit www.EHoffmanPottery.com.

Miscellaneous

Columbia County Fair

Midway rides, blue ribbon livestock competitions, craft demonstrations, flower and garden exhibits, quilt shows, racing pigs and the RBF Rodeo are all part of the over 150 exhibits at the six-day Columbia County Fair on Route 66 in Chatham, N.Y. Fair hours are from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Admission includes parking and all entertainment. For more information, call (518) 392-2121 or visit www.columbiafair.com.

Stratton Mountain Resort

Labor Day Weekend Tent Sale, free performances and the Best Wurst Fest, featuring Girls Who Grill. Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton Mountain, Vt., www.stratton.com.

Theater

Shakespeare & Company

"Studio Festival of Plays," new works presented as readings or staged readings by Company artists, opening at 11:30 a.m., other performances at 2:30, 4:30, 7 and closing at 9 p.m., Founders' Theatre. 70 Kemble Street, Lenox. For tickets, call (413) 637-3353 or visit www.shakespeare.org.


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