Things to do in the Berkshires and Shires of Vermont for May 26 to June 1


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Arlington Garden Club: Annual plant and bake sale, Saturday May 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rain or shine. Arlington Community House, Arlington Center, Vt.

Blood Drive: American Red Cross. 1 to 4 p.m., American Legion, 91 American Legion Drive, North Adams. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

Egremont Garden Club: plant, bake and boutique's sale (fundraising event), Saturday, May 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Congregational Church, Main Street, (Route 23), South Egremont, Mass.

Town of Arlington: Community Memorial Day Parade, co-hosted by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69 and the Lions Club. Line up by 10:45 a.m. on MOnday, May 30, on School Street. Step at 11 a.m., ending at the memorial at Fisher School, where ceremony will be held. Groups and organizations invited to march. Drive a tractor, ride a horse, march with your crowd friendly pet, decorate your bicycles in red/white/blue and join us, decorate a float, etc. Arlington, Vt.


Bennington Museum: Free admission for everyone who lives and works in Bennington County through June 15. 75 Main St., Bennington, Vt.

Omi International Arts Center: Summer exhibition opening. Saturday, May 28, 1 to 4 p.m. Featuring new works in The Fields Sculpture Park and Visitors Center gallery by Rob Fischer, Folkert de Jong, Freya Powell, Andreas Savva and Charley Friedman. Children's crafts, tractor rides and light refreshments. Free and open to the public. Information: 518- 392-4747. 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y.

MCLA Gallery 51: Opening reception for "Waiting: A Camera Phone Photography Show," a collaborative effort between the campus and Brigham Young University of Provo, Utah, Thursday, May 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. Free. 51 Main St., North Adams, Mass.

White Gallery: Opening and artists's reception for "Inspired by Nature: Abstract Expressions." Saturday, May 28, 5 to 7 p.m. Featuring works by Devra Freelander, Terri Moore, Joan Jardine. On view through July 17. Free. 342 Main St., Lakeville, Conn.


Hubbard Hall: Curiosity Forum: "If Walls Could Talk Stone Walls of New York and New England," presented by John Delano, a professor of chemistry at SUNY-Albany. Sunday, May 29 at 2 p.m. Free. Freight Depot, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.


The Bookloft: Farewell and Greetings. Noon to 5 p.m. Open house to welcome new owner, thank old owner for years of community involvement. 332 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.


Berkshire Theatre Group: On the Stage Series at The Colonial Theatre — Quebec folk music quartet Le Vent du Nord, Thursday, May 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35. 11th Annual Richie duPont Award Event, featuring The Berkshire Jazz Collective. Friday, May 27, at 7 p.m., at The Garage. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 ages 18 and younger in advance; $20 adults, $15 ages 18 and younger day of show. On The Stage Series at The Colonial — Undie-rock, comedy-pop duo, The Skivvies, Saturday, May 28, at 8and 10:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 29, at 7 p.m. Post-show reception will be held on Sunday, May 29, at Hotel on North. Tickets: $40; performance plus post-show reception, $65. Colonial ticket office, 413-997-4444, or 111 South Street, Pittsfield, Mass.

Manchester Music Festival: "Gateway to Summer" concert, on Saturday, May 28, at 3:30 p.m. Bowers/Fader Duo (Jessica Bowers, mezzo soprano and Oren Fader, guitar), assisted by three string players from MMF. Tickets: $30 adults, $15 students; at the Northshire Bookstore, or 802-362-1956 or 800-639-5868. Helmholtz Fine Art Gallery, 442 Depot St., Manchester, Vt.

Mass MoCA: Storied indie-rock quartet Luna, Saturday, May 28, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 day of, and $40 preferred. Opening reception: Free for members; $7 for not-yet-members. Box office on Marshall Street in North Adams, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Tuesdays, 413-66-2111, ext. 1, or Hunter Center, Marshall Street, North Adams, Mass.

South Street Cafe and Bakery: Funk & Jazz Music with That Strange, Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jazz Brunch, Sundays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open Mic Night, Mondays, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Information: 802-447-2433. 105 South St., Bennington, Vt.

Tannery Pond Concerts: The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, Saturday, May 28, at 6 p.m. Beethoven Trio in B-flat major, Op. 11, Brahms Trio in C major, Op. 87 and Mendelssohn Trio in C minor, Op. 66, No. 2. Tickets:, or 888-820-1696. The Tannery on the grounds of Mount Lebanon Shaker Village and Darrow School, 110 Darrow Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.

West Stockbridge Historical Society: West Stockbridge Chamber Players spring concert, Friday, May 27, at 6 p.m. Halvorsen: Passacaglia; Prokofiev: Quintet, Op. 39; Mozart: Divertimento in E-flat major, K. 563 Tickets: $35 at or 413-232-4270. 1854 Town Hall, Main Street, West Stockbridge, Mass.


Ashfield Community Theatre: "The Quick-Change Room," a backstage comedy by Nagle Jackson. Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 29, at 2 p.m. Tickets: $12: opening night only, $6; Ashfield Town Hall, 412 Main St., Ashfield, Mass.

Mac-Haydn Theatre: Lerner and Loewe's masterpiece, "My Fair Lady." Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 26, 27 and 28, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 29, at 7 p.m.; Thursday, May 26, Saturday, May 28, Sunday, May 29, and Wednesday, June 1, at 2 p.m. Tickets: $34 evenings, matinees $31; 518-392-9292 or 1925 NY-203, Chatham, N.Y.

Northshire Bookstore: Renowned poet Michael Dumanis, special talk at ahead of the Dorset Theatre Festival's Regional Premiere of the hit Off-Broadway play, "Dear Elizabeth" by Sarah Ruhl. Thursday, May 26, 6 p.m. Free. Information: or 802-867-2223. 4869 Main St., Manchester Center, Vt.

Shakespeare & Co.: Regional premiere, "The Taming" by Lauren Gunderson. In a hilarious red state versus blue state comedy, two political opposites spar in a strange hotel room under the watchful eye of a controlling beauty queen. Preview performances Friday and Saturday May 27 and 28, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, may 29, at 3 p.m. Tickets: 413-637-3353, Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, Mass.


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