Things to do in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont for Aug. 11 to 17

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Becket Art Center

7 Brooker Hill Road, off Route 8, Becket. Mass. 413-623-6635.

Friday, Aug. 12: Yoga class, 8:30 a.m. Families Dance Together, 5 p.m., Jacob's Pillow.

Saturday, Aug. 13: Art exhibit opening — Becket Art Center member's art, 2 p.m.

Bennington Museum

75 Main St., Bennington, Vt.; 802-447-1571, www.benningtonmuseum.org.

June through October, open daily 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or call 802-447-1571 for more information. Admission: $10 adults; $9 seniors and students over 18; free, children and students under age 18. Wheelchair-accessible. Group tours offered for 10 or more individuals.

On view year-round: Grandma Moses Gallery. Largest public collection of paintings by Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860-1961) in the world.

Through Nov. 6: "Milton Avery's Vermont." A focused look at the work this American modernist created based upon his summers spent in southern Vermont, from the mid-1930s through the mid-1940s.

Works on Paper Gallery

Through Oct. 30: "Works by Duane Michels."

Regional Artists Gallery

Through Oct. 2: "Something About Summer: Paintings by Mark Barry." Recent paintings by Baltimore and North Bennington painter Mark Barry, who describes his work as "Painting the seemingly ordinary moments in life that aren't ordinary at all." Meet the artist, July 16 at 3 p.m. in the gallery.

Berkshire Art Museum

159 E. Main St., North Adams, Mass.

413-664-9550, BAMuseum.org

Summer hours: Wednesday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Fall: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Free.

On view now: "Iceberg," installation of Lexan Sculptures 1987-2011.

"Robotic," "Walter's Ontogen" 1999.

"Blueprints," original Blueprints from the Former Methodist Church.

Selections from the permanent collection, "Early Work of Eric Rudd 1966-1980"

"Berkshire Artists of the Contemporary Artists Center 1990-1999," work of nine local artists.

"Sarah Sutro — Colors" and "Art and Architecture."

"Art and Architecture." Works by four artists whose interest is based in architecture.

A Chapel for Humanity (museum annex)

82 Summer St., Post Office Square, North Adams.

Installation of 150 life-sized figures, 54 ceiling panels, 9/11 Meditation Garden and "W.C. Drawings," figure drawings.

Chesterwood

4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge, Mass. 413- 298-3579. www.chesterwood.org.

Open daily May 28 to Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with interpreters in the studio and residence. The residence is closed from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Guided tours are available for groups of 10 or more with advance reservations. Adults, $18; seniors, $17; NTHP members, military, and children ages 13 to 17, $9; children under 13 and Friends of Chesterwood, free; grounds-only admission: adults, $10; children ages 13 to 17, $5.

Through Sept. 18: The Nature of Glass: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2016, featuring 12 nationally recognized glass artists including William Carlson, Daniel Clayman, Richard Jolley, and Tom Patti, who have incorporated glass in their outdoor sculptural work.

Clark Art Institute

225 South St., Williamstown, Mass. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

On exhibit

Through Oct. 10: Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado exhibition. The Clark is the exclusive venue for "Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado," featuring 28 Old Master paintings from the Museo Nacional del Prado that celebrate the role of the nude in Western painting. Twenty-four of the paintings have never before been shown in America.

Through Oct. 10: "Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill" exhibition. As the ground beneath our feet shifts, worlds change in unexpected ways. "Sensing Place" provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the enduring value of place by exploring Stone Hill, a prominent geological formation at the heart of the Clark's campus.

Lectures/readings

Friday, Aug. 12: Tapas Bar, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 13: Sensing Place Hike: Thoreau walk, 10:30 a.m., free. Meet at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill.

Saturday, Aug. 13: Plein Air drawing at Thomas Schütte: Crystal, 1–4 p.m., free.

Sunday, Aug. 14: Family art making, activities, and performances in celebration of Splendor, Myth, and Vision, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., activities are free – gallery admission is charged.

Wednesday, Aug. 17: Drop in figure drawing class, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., free with gallery admission.

Columbia County Center for the Arts:

209 Warren Street, Hudson N.Y. www.artscolumbia.org

Through Wednesday, Aug. 17: "Point of Departure: Art Begets Art."

Confluence Gallery

Bullock Building on Main Street, Readsboro, Vt.

ReadsboroArts.org; gallery@readsboroarts.org.

Open Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sundays, noon - 4.

Friday, Aug. 12: Artist's reception for exhibit of paintings and blown-glass sculpture by Wilmington artist Jen Violette. 5 to 7 p.m.

Field Farm

554 Sloan Road, Williamstown, Mass.

413-458-3135; jcaffrey@thetrustees.org

Saturday, Aug. 13: Art & Architecture Tour. Noon to 1 p.m. Designed by Williams College alumnus Ulrich Franzen for art collector Lawrence Bloedel, the Folly is a post-modernist guest house and provides interesting contrasts with the American Modern style guest house at Field Farm. Trustees Members, free; non-members, $5.

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

92 Hawthorne St., Lenox, Mass. 413-637-0166, www.frelinghuysen.org

Open Thursday-Sunday for hourly guided tours, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. After Labor Day, Thursday-Saturday. Pre-arranged groups of six or more beginning May 1.

Friday, Aug. 12: Painting demonstration with artist Scott Taylor. 11 a.m.

Gallery 4

4 Water St., Williamstown, Mass.

Open Tues.-Fri, 1-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 12: Opening for artists Marilyn Cavallari, Jacqueline Galusha, Ellen Joffe-Halpern, Ghetta Hirsch, Tobert Lafond, Hadrien Redouin, Carol Ott and Ann Scott. 5 to 7 p.m.

Good Purpose Gallery

413-394-5045, goodpurpose.org

Friday, Aug. 12-Sept. 21: "Infused with Passion" Extraordinary canvas and furniture paintings by Andrew Novis. Opening reception Friday, Aug. 12, 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Live Music by Sam Rosen and Vikki True. Free. Good Purpose Gallery, 40 Main St., Lee, Mass.

Hancock Shaker Village

Routes 41 and 20, Pittsfield. 413-443-0188 or hancockshakervillage.org.

"Highlights from the Fitzpatrick Quilt Collection," exhibition, through Oct. 30, Brick Dwelling. From the personal quilt collection of Jane Fitzpatrick, bequeathed to the Village by the Fitzpatrick family, owners of the Red Lion Inn and Country Curtains. Free with admission.

Housatonic Valley Art League

107 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, Mass. www.hvart.com

Through Monday, Sept. 5: Housatonic Valley Art League Annual Members' Art Show. Recent works by HVAL members will be on display and for sale. Opening reception Friday, Aug. 5, 5 to 7 p.m. Show hours: 11 to 5 p.m., Thursday through Monday; 11 to 7 p.m., Friday, Saturday.

Hudson Opera House

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. 518-822 1438

Through Sunday, Aug. 14: "Tidal," exhibition of drawings and paintings of an estuary, the Hudson, "the river that flows both ways", by Patrick Madden. Free. Opening reception with the artist, Saturday, July 9, 5-7 p.m.

IS183

13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. 413-298-5252, is183.org

All classes are open to the public at all skill levels.

Through Aug. 19: IS183 Art School Summer Art Show & Open House. All students in the adult classes and artist working in the open studios at IS183 are invited to participate in the 2016 student show. Stairway Gallery. A reception will be held Saturday, Aug. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Citizens' Hall, Stockbridge, Mass.

Knox Gallery

Monterey Library, 452 Main Road, Monterey Mass.; 413-528-3795, Facebook.com/Knox Gallery, montereymasslibrary.org/knox-gallery

Through Saturday, Sept. 24: Exhibit, "Rediscovered and Reconsidered: Anne Shatas and William Carlson, Sculpture and Ceramics."

LABspace

2642 NY Rt 23 in Hillsdale, N.Y.

Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday, 1-5 p.m.: Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and by appointment via labspaceart@gmail.com.

Sunday, Aug. 14: Reception for "Alternate Gravity" with works by Nicole Cherubini, Meg Lipke and Patrick Purcell.

Lauren Clark Fine Art

25 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass.

Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 11-14: Writer, painter, and modern day storyteller Douglass Truth's "An Intimate Evening with Death, Herself." Thursday-Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. One-woman show. Tickets: $15 at the door or deathherself.com.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfiel, Mass.

Wednesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. 413-499-9348, discoverpittsfield.com

Free and open to the public

Through Aug. 27: Artist Marguerite Bride and photographer Lee Everett will join in curating a Jazz Art Show, which will consist of paintings, photography and sculpture.

Martha Canfield Library

528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, Vt.

www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org, 802-375-6153

Thursday, Aug. 4-29: Kate Edwards' paintings on display

Mass MoCA

Galleries are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, with extended evening hours to 7 p.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays. Gallery admission is $18 for adults, $16 for veterans and seniors, $12 for students, $8 for children 6 to 16, and free for children 5 and under. Members are admitted free year-round. 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass. Call 413-662-2111 or visit massmoca.org

"Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder." Twenty-three artists work in a wide range of media to explore perception, time and the cosmos to provoke viewers into their own state of wonder.

"Alex Da Corte: Free Roses," on view now. Provocative, puzzling, and visually seductive, in his first museum survey Alex Da Corte's neon-bright, exuberant works merge the languages of abstraction and modern design with banal, off-brand items, ranging from shampoo to soda to tchotchkes and household cleaning supplies.

"Sarah Crowner: Beetle in the Leaves," on view now. Crowner's exhibition at MASS MoCA — her first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum — features both existing paintings and major tile works designed and fabricated for the show. "Federico Uribe: Here Comes the Sun" on view now. The works of Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Uribe, whose magical, colorful sculptural menagerie of animals — crafted out of leather bags, bullets, shoelaces and color pencils — can raise one's spirits, even though some of the imagery is fierce.

"Nick Cave: Kaleidoscopic Playground" on view now. Cave converts the Kidspace ArtBar into a veritable Kaleidoscopic Playground — a participatory art-making lab that invites visitors to explore their senses, emotions, and self.

"The Space Between": on view now. The Space Between disperses installations by seven artists in interstitial or transitional spaces throughout the campus and beyond to investigate ways to actively inhabit this state of "just passing through."

"Richard Nonas: The Man in the Empty Space," on view now. In one of his most ambitious projects to date, the artist's quietly powerful sculpture will occupy and transform MASS MoCA's Building 5, the museum's signature gallery, nearly a football field in length.

"Anselm Kiefer": On view seasonally, May through November. The long-term exhibition includes Étroits sont les Vaisseaux (Narrow are the Vessels) (2002), an 82-foot long, undulating wave-like sculpture made of cast concrete, exposed rebar, and lead.

"Sol Lewitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective," on view now. LeWitt — who stressed the idea behind his work over its execution — is widely regarded as one of the leading exponents of Minimalism and Conceptual Art, and is known primarily for his deceptively simple geometric structures and architecturally scaled wall drawings.

"Franz West: Les Pmmes d'Adam," on view seasonally, May through November. A monumental outdoor sculptural ensemble on extended loan from the Hall Art Foundation that is infused with humor and a particular delight in visual and linguistic puns.

"Barbara Takenaga: Nebraska," on view now. Takenaga creates a new work for a wall in the Hunter Hallway at MASS MoCA. Known for her small, labor-intensive, exuberant abstractions composed of matrix-like swirling patterns of dots, here Takenaga translates her meticulous handcrafted easel-sized work to wallpaper.

"Ran Hwang: Untethered": On view now. Using thousands upon thousands of buttons and pins, Korean artist Hwang installed "Untethered," a 140-foot-long sculpture featuring 14 birds, including six phoenixes.

"Michael Oatman: All Utopias Fell," on view seasonally, May through November. A project in three parts: The Shining, The Library of the Sun, and Codex Solis.

"Natalie Jeremijenko: Tree Logic," on view now. In Tree Logic, the art of the piece is not found in its condition at any single point in time, but in the change of the trees over time. When inverted, the six trees in this experiment still grow away from the earth and towards the sun.

"Don Gummer: Primary Separation," on view now. The sculpture consists of a massive granite boulder, 12 feet long by 6 feet tall, sawed in half.

"Stephen Vitiello: All Those Vanished Engines," on view now. Starting with the inherent resonance of the pipes and metal drums in the Mass MoCA Boiler House, Vitiello composed a layered sound installation that can be explored throughout the building.

"Christina Kubisch: Clocktower Project," on view now. The bells and beautiful brass clockworks share the tower with solar panels, electronic sound system, and a computer with Kubisch's unique program on its flash disc.

Norman Rockwell Museum

9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass.

May-October and holidays open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursdays until 7 p.m. in July and August. www.nrm.org

Admission: Members, free; Adults, $18; Seniors (65 and up) $17; Veterans, $16; College students with ID, $10; Children/teens 6 — 18, $6; Children 5 and under, free.

Through Oct. 30: "Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World."

Thursday, Aug. 11: "Real or Imagined? Adventures in Visual Culture." Engaging series of talks and performances inspired by Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract world, and the persuasive power of visual imagery in its many forms. 5:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission; members free. Reservations are suggested.

Thursdays in August and September: Historic Property and Build a Better Baby Carriage Walks. 2 p.m. Free with Museum admission.

Thursday, Aug. 11: A Tribute to Elvis Presley and Early Rock and Roll with Elvis Impersonator Joe Borelli. 5:30 p.m.

North Bennington Sculpture Show

Through Oct. 23: The 19th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show. Works by 38 sculptors throughout the Village. 50 Main St. North Bennington, Vt. Free. www.facebook.com/NBoutdoorsculptureshow. 802 442 3328.

Sculpture Now

sculpturenow.org, edithwharton.org, or 413-623-2068 or 413-551-5111

REMIX, an outdoor Sculpture Exhibition presented by SculptureNow and The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass. Tour offered Sunday, Aug. 14.

Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon

202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon N.Y.

www.shakerml.org

Sunday, Aug. 14: Shake It Up Sunday with Chris Jennings, author of "Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism." 11 a.m. Brunch discussion in the historic Forge at the North Family on the subject of the Shakers and perfectibility. Tickets: $75, $60 members.

Sheffield Historical Society

Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield.

413-229-2694, sheffieldhistoricalsociety@gmail.com, www.sheffieldhistory.org

"Where the Berkshires Began," an exhibit on Sheffield, the oldest town in Berkshire County. Weekends through Sept. 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.

Southern Vermont Arts Center

930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester, Vermont. svac.org, (802) 367-1303

Yester House Galleries

Through Aug. 28: Summer Solo Show. Free.

Wilson Museum

Saturday, July 23 - Sept. 11: Creation Exhibition.

Classes

Saturday, Aug. 13 - Sunday, Aug. 14: "Compositions in Oil: Still Life, Portrait & Landscape" workshop with Jack "Hagop" Keledjian, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members: $315, Non-members: $345. Studio I at SVAC.

Wednesday, Aug. 17 - Friday, Aug. 19: "Introduction to Abstraction" workshop with Elizabeth Torak, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members: $375, Non-members: $410. Studio II at SVAC.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center

790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, N.Y. spencertownacademy.org

Gallery hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m.

Through Sunday, Aug. 14: "Mysterious & Unexpected: The Merger of Art and Science."

The Barn Gallery

Stonover Farm, 169 Under Mountain Road, Lenox, Mass.

Friday, Aug. 12: Opening reception. 5 to 7 p.m. Works by Susie Ganch, photography and tapestry; Stanley Jaffee, photography; Lucy MacGillis, paintings of Umbria; and Jeanne Mullen San Francisco artist gicleé prints. On view through Aug. 31

Vermont Arts Exchange

48 Main St., Bennington, Vt. vtartxchange.org, 802-442-5549

Monday, Aug. 15 - Friday, Aug. 19: "Garden Gods and Goddesses" for ages 8 and up. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $225

Williams College Museum of Art

15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Suite 2, Williamstown, Mass. wcma.williams.edu/programs

On exhibit

Now through Aug. 21: "Not Theories but Revelations:" The Art and Science of Abbott Handerson Thayer

Now through Sept. 25: "Both Sides Now: Lexa and Dan Walsh"

Now through Aug. 28: "African Art Against the State"

Special events

Thursday, Aug. 11: "Markets and Museums: The Economics of Aesthetics" mini course. Contemplate the intersections between museum and market, aesthetics and economics and contextualize these theories within WCMA's walls. 4 p.m. Free, registration required.

Thursday, Aug. 11: "Dance Class: Salsa!" 5 p.m. on the patio. Free, rain or shine.

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

358 George Carter Road, Becket, Mass. www.jacobspillow.org, 413-243-0745.

Exhibits

Through Sunday, Aug. 28: "Moving Still," exhibition focusing on large-format images by photographer Lois Greenfield. Open daily, Wednesday-Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.; Sunday through Tuesday, noon to 5 p.m. Norton Owen Reading Room.

Through Sunday, Aug. 28: "Hirschfeld on the Move." One of Al Hirschfeld's (1903-2003) last masterworks, a commissioned study of Ted Shawn at Jacob's Pillow, and nine decades of other dance images. Open one hour prior to each performance in the lobby of the Doris Duke Theatre.

Ted Shawn Theatre

Wednesday, Aug. 10 - Sunday, Aug. 14: Dorrance Dance, new evening-length work ETM: Double Down.

Wednesday, Aug. 17 - Saturday, Aug. 20: "Flexn," Flex is an electrifying street dance, characterized by pausing, snapping, gliding, hat tricks, "bone breaking," animation, and contortion.

Doris Duke Theatre

Friday, Aug. 12 - Tuesday, Aug. 16: New York Theatre Ballet, the program includes Antony Tudor's masterpieces, "Dark Elegies," danced to Gustav Mahler's song cycle "Kindertotenlieder".

Wednesday, Aug. 10 - Sunday, Aug. 14: "Monument" by Adam H. Weinert, a revival of iconic works by the legends of modern dance.

Inside/Out Stage (All performances free.)

Thursday, Aug. 11: Soul Steps. 6:15 p.m. A playful examination of the rich African American tradition of step dance in collaboration with Pittsfield's own Youth Alive Step Company.

Friday, Aug. 12: FJK Dance. 6:15 p.m. A unique mix of ballet and ballroom, Middle Eastern and jazz dance.

Saturday, Aug. 13: Musical Theatre Dance Program, The School at Jacob's Pillow. 6:15 p.m. (3 p.m. rehearsal open to observers if held outside; closed if held indoors.)

Wednesday, Aug. 17: Kilowatts Dance Theatre. 6:15 p.m. Blend of high energy swing-era jazz dances, such as Shag, Lindy Hop, and Charleston with a contemporary twist.

PillowTalks

All free; held at Blake's Barn

Friday, Aug. 12: "Lois Greenfeld: Moving Still." 5 p.m. Photographer Lois Greenfeld talks about both her book and her latest exhibit.

Saturday, Aug. 13: "Dancing Data." 4 p.m. The driving forces behind two new online databases demonstrate their efforts, with Constance Valis Hill representing the Library of Congress's tap resource and Theresa Ruth Howard discussing the Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y. (518) 392-6121, www.ps21chatham.org

Saturday, Aug. 12 - Sunday, Aug. 13: RIOULT Dance. 8 p.m. A program of the sensual, articulate, and musical works of choreographer Pascal Rioult. $35/$30 members/$18 students.

FAIRS, FESTIVALS AND FAMILY FUN

11th Annual Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow

Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 13-14: Stomp, dance, sing and shake your tail feathers at the 11th Annual Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow. Two days of American Indian music, dance, education, entertainment, arts and crafts vendors and cultural festivities. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Adults $8, seniors 65-plus and youth 11-17 $5, children 10 and under $1. Vermont Veterans' Home, 325 North St., Bennington, Vt.

Adams Quaker Meeting House Tours

Maple Street Cemetery, Adams, Mass.

Sundays through Oct. 9: Quaker Meeting House, built in 1782 by the East Hoosuck Meeting of the Society of Friends, essentially unchanged since its construction. The place of worship of the family of Susan B. Anthony, born in Adams in 1820. Free tours by members of the Adams Historical Society and the Adams Historical Commission. Open 1 to 4 p.m.

Bascom Lodge

Atop Mount Greylock, www.bascomlodge.net

Sunday, Aug. 14: Mushrooms, Mushrooms, Mushrooms! 6 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, Aug. 17: Greylock In Time And Space 6 p.m. Free.

BEHOLD! New Lebanon

The living museum of contemporary rural American life.

Different programs each Saturday, June through mid-October. Local residents welcome visitors into their work spaces — barns, kitchens, farms, studios, shops — where they ply their professions and de-mystify the secrets of rural life. $17. Tours depart from the BEHOLD! Station and Store, 438 Rte. 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. www.BeholdNewLebanon.org. 518-720-7265

Bennington Battle Monument

15 Monument Circle, Bennington, Vt. (802) 447-0550

Living History Encampment, Aug. 13 and 14, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Free.

Saturday, Aug. 13: Annual Battle day 5K road race. 8:30 a.m.

Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site

Route 67, North Hoosick, N.Y.

Tuesday, Aug. 16: 239th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Bennington. 7 p.m. Salute from the 2nd Continental Regiment of Artillery and representatives from the Hoosick Township Historical Society, as well as the SAR and DAR. Speakers in period clothing will share both original writings and those of battle participants.

Bennington Free Library

101 Silver St., Bennington Vt. 802-442-9051

Now through Sept. 30: Wall Works: Art at the Library, Art Show and Sale featuring Michael Horwitz's illustrations from Children's Choice, a weekly newspaper column for kids regionally syndicated from 1985-1991.

Berkshire Athenaeum

1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-499-9480

Monday, Aug. 15: Robert Riviest. Mime. 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 17: Lego Club. 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Sports Movie

Thursday, Aug. 11: "Sandlot" (Rated PG) Snacks included. 2 p.m.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass.

413-298-3926; info@berkshirebotanical.org

Friday, Aug. 12: Family Friday — Wildlife rehabilitator Tom Ricardi will visit the Garden with "Birds of Prey." He will share the natural history of these raptors, demonstrate some of their unique behaviors, and inspire children of all ages to appreciate, respect, and conserve these important members of our wild kingdom. Free for members and children under 12; free with BBG admission.

Berkshire Carousel

Corner of South Church and Center streets, Pittsfield, Mass. www.berkshirecarousel.com

Summer hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-7p.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Special musical, and theatrical programing every first and third Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday through Friday all summer on site education art workshops 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $12.50 per class. Saturday classes 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Berkshire Museum

39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.; 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org.

Ongoing programs

Tuesdays: WeeMuse Littlest Learners, 10:30 a.m., play and learn every week in this fun, interactive new program for children ages 6-18 months, with stories, songs, sign language, and exercise. Caregivers share stories and information from collective parenting experiences. Included with regular museum admission.

Fridays: WeeMuse Adventures, 11 a.m., children 18 months to 3 years old explore the aquarium and other galleries, included with regular museum admission.

Saturdays: Chow Time in the Aquarium, 12:30 p.m., lend a hand in the preparation of meals for the creatures that live in the aquarium, included with regular museum admission.

Bidwell House Museum

100 Art School Road, Monterey, Mass.; 413-528-6888, www.bidwellhousemuseum.org.

Saturday, Aug. 13: Adonijah Bidwell's 300th Birthday Bash. 4 to 7 p.m. Live music, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, silent and live auction. A benefit for the historic 1750s Bidwell House Museum. Tickets required.

Bushnell-Sage Library

48 Main St., Sheffield, Mass., www.bushnellsagelibrary.org

Thursdays through Aug. 18: Art for All, for all ages, 10 a.m. Snack time for children (bring your own) and story time. Art is messy, so wear appropriate clothes.

Sunday, Aug. 14: Pied Potter. Magical Potter's Wheel is an all-ages pottery demonstration. Free. 3:30-5 p.m.

Cheshire Fire Department Annual Cruz Nite and Fireworks

Saturday, Aug. 13: Raffles, food music and more. 4-10 p.m. Music by Shut Up and Dance, 7 p.m. Fireworks 9:30 p.m. Cheshire Elementary School, 191 Church St., Cheshire, Mass.

Clark Art Institute

225 South St., Williamstown, Mass.

413-458-2303; clarkart.edu.

Sunday, Aug. 14: Summer Sunday — " Arts Alive," 1 to 4 p.m. Family art making, activities, and performances in celebration of "Splendor, Myth, and Vision," activities are free — gallery admission is charged.

Crane Museum and Center for the Paper Arts

Off West Housatonic Street, Dalton, Mass.

413-684-6380

Monday through Friday, 1-5 p.m.

Trace the history of Crane from its Liberty Paper Mill in 1770 to becoming today's technological leader in banknote security technology.

Through October: Tours several times each afternoon. Papermaking demonstrations Monday through Thursday. Free.

Fiesta Flea Markets at Bradley Farm

Route 7, Lanesborough, Mass.

Saturdays, Aug. 13: Market, Music, and Food all day. Fiesta Concerts start at 6:30 p.m.

Great Barrington Bandstand

Behind Town Hall, Great Barrington, Mass.

Saturdays, July 2-Aug. 27: Concerts by David Grover, 10 a.m. Free.

Friday, Aug. 12: Bad Neighbors, jazz.

Hudson Opera House

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. 518-822-1438

"The Legend of the Giant Caterpillar," Hudson Theater Project workshop, directed by Carol Rusoff. Grand finale performances are free and open to the public, and take place at both the new Hudson Area Library and the Riverfront Park as part of the Black Arts and Cultural Festival: Thursday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m., Library Community Room; Friday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m. Hudson Riverfront Park Gazebo; Sunday, Aug. 14, 3 p.m., Hudson Riverfront Park Gazebo.

Lenox Library

18 Main St., Lenox, Mass.

Tuesdays through Aug. 23: Terry a la Berry. 11 a.m. to noon. Free.

Thursday, Aug. 11: Mike the Bubble Man. 11 a.m. to noon. Free.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass; www.mahaiwe.org or 413.528.0100.

Friday, Aug. 12: Free Fun Friday David Grover and Grover's Gang family concert. 10 a.m. Screening of "Mary Poppins" (1964) at 1 p.m. Free.

Norman's Attic Celebration

Saturday, Aug. 13: More than 60 vendors from all over New England line Route 7A in Arlington for annual event. In addition to vendors on the Town Green and lining Main Street, the town-wide tag sale includes over 20 locations. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arlington, Vt.

Norman Rockwell Museum

9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass.

May-October and holidays open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursdays until 7 p.m. in July and August. www.nrm.org

Friday, Aug, 12: Kids Create! An Early Childhood Program. Dynamic, interactive hands-on art experiences for young art lovers, ages 3 to 6, and their caregivers. Children $6, $4 members. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 16: Summer Sketch Club for ages 7 and up. Enjoy this lively drawing class that encourages self-expression, experimentation, and skill development. Take one class or take them all. $7, $5 members. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 17: Creating Together: A Parent-Child Experience. For children ages 4 and up and their parents/caregivers to explore the galleries together during this interactive art experience. 10 to 11:30 a.m. $7, $5 members.

Family festivals

Saturday, Aug. 13: Uncle Andy's Cats and Other Pet Stories. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Spend the afternoon with illustrator James Warhola, the illustrator of more than two dozen children's picturebooks. Free with Museum admission; members free.

Park McCullough House

1 Park Street, North Bennington, Vt. info@parkmccullough.com, (802)442-4551

Thursday, Aug. 11: Croquet play, buffet dinner and cash bar. 6 to 8 p.m., $100 for 10 weeks of play. It is also possible to drop in as an alternate for a single fee per game, to see what it's like.

Sand Springs Recreation Center

158 Sand Springs Road, Williamstown, Mass.

413-458-6026

Saturday, Aug. 13: Finding Nemo Swim-A-Long, 8:30 p.m. Watch this family favorite poolside. Pool will be open for floating, concession stand for popcorn and treats. Bring a floatie, beach towel, or blanket. Tickets $6, sandspringspool.wufoo.com/forms/r1n7rmir0ctn6ha.

Sheffield Antiques Show

Friday-Sunday, Aug. 12-14: Where fine antiques and people meet. Admission $8. Friday, 11 a.m.-5p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. -4 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mt. Everett High School 491 Berkshire School Road Sheffield, Mass.

Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives

46 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass.

www.stockbridgelibrary.org, 413-298-5501

Every Friday: Children's StoryCraft. Stop by for stories and songs with Ms. Vicky, followed by a cool craft. For pre-school aged children; siblings welcome. 10 a.m.

The Mount

2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass. 413-551-5111 or EdithWharton.org.

Edith Wharton's historic estate. Tour the house and gardens, enjoy lunch on the terrace, shop in the book store, or just relax and enjoy the surroundings. Admission valid for 7 days, kids free every day.

Ongoing

Tuesdays through Aug. 30: Books & Blooms, story time and crafts in the Italian Garden, 10 a.m., free, rain cancels.

Wednesdays through Sept. 7: Ghost Tours, 7:30 p.m., $24 general, $20 12 to 18 years.

Wednesdays through Aug. 31: "Wharton on Wednesdays," short stories read by professional actors, 5 p.m., $5 general; members free.

Thursdays through Sept. 1: Le Café Français, les conversations et les croissants, 8:30 a.m., $10 general, $7 members, reservations required.

Sunday, Aug. 14: "SculptureNow" guided tour, 11:30 a.m., free.

The Trustees

Serving the Berkshires, Pioneer Valley and Central Massachusetts

Through Oct. 10: Large format, black-and-white platinum and pigment prints by internationally acclaimed photographer Lois Conner. The photographs will be displayed throughout Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 29: Paddle the Housatonic: Guided Canoe Trips. 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Bartholomew's Cobble, Sheffield, Mass. Member Adult: $24; Member Child (9-16): $9; Nonmember Adult: $30; Nonmember Child (9-16): $15

Thursdays through Sept. 29: Naumkeag at Night. 5-8 p.m. Members: $5; Nonmember: $10.

Mondays through Aug. 29: Yoga with a View. 9-10:30 a.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Members $9; Nonmembers $15.

Tuesdays, through Sept. 27: Little Sprouts, 9:30-11 a.m. Monument Mountain, Route 7, Great Barrington, Mass. Members $5; Nonmembers $10

Wednesdays through Sept. 28: The Art of Cut Flowers. 10-11 a.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Members $9; Nonmembers $15.

Fridays through Aug. 26: Mohican Story Hour. 3-4 p.m. Mission House, 19 Main Street, Stockbridge, Mass. Members free; Nonmembers $5

Friday, Aug. 12: Free Fun Friday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass.

Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show

Through Sunday, Aug. 14: Wednesday through Sunday each week. 8 a.m. - approximately 4 p.m. www.vt-summerfestival.com

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

www.wrlf.org

Summer Hike Series

WRLF 30th anniversary guided hike series. All hikes meet at 9:30 a.m. at Sheep Hill and are led by WRLF board and volunteers.

Tuesday, Aug. 16: Sara Tenney Trail

WordXWord Festival

Pittsfield, Mass.

Thursday, Aug. 11: Outspoken Youth Poetry Slam, 5 p.m., Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. Poets ages 13 to 25 speak their minds in friendly competition. #Kahoots: two minds/two voices with special guest feature Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib; multi-voice pieces by young poets. 7:30 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Friday, Aug. 12: WXW Story Slam Finals, 6 p.m., Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave. Pittsfield. Four finalists spin 5-minute true stories. Grand prize is on the line. "The Ragged Edge of Truth," 8 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittfield. Poets-in-residence Eve Ewing, Safia Elhillo and Jayson Smith join with a cast of regional voices in an attempt to grab truth by its ragged edge and pin it to the ground.

Saturday, Aug. 13: Festival Finale. 8 p.m. "Best of the festival" meets-new-stuff, surprise cameos and recently discovered bits of genius. Featuring Eve Ewing, Safia Elhillo, and Jayson P Smith. Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Workshops

Thursday, Aug. 11: Workshop for Teens & Young Adults, 1 to 4 p.m. A round robin of workshops with with Eve Ewing, Safia Elhillo & Jayson P Smith. Free; preregistration encouraged. Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, Mass.

Friday, Aug. 12: "I Didn't Come Here To Make Friends: On Image & The Limits of "Reality" with Jayson P Smith, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free; preregistration encouraged. Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, Mass.

FILMS

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

Duffin Theater, Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East Street Lenox, Mass.

www.knessetisrael.org, 413-445-4872

General seating, open to the public.

Monday, Aug. 15: "Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy," 4 p.m. "The Great Dictator," 8 p.m.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.

www.mahaiwe.org or 413-528-0100

Sunday, Aug. 14: Dog Film Festival at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Perfect for dog lovers of all ages, is comprised of two separate programs of entirely different canine-themed films. Each screening is approximately 90-100 minutes long and includes documentary, animated and live-action shorts that illuminate the human-canine bond, submitted by dog-loving filmmakers from around the world. Proceeds benefit Berkshire Humane Society. Tickets: $15 per screening, online or at the door.

Norman Rockwell Museum

9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass; www.nrm.org, 413-298-4100

Friday Night at the Movies

A Rockwellian Film Series. Aug. 12: "Just Pals." Free with Museum admission; Film only $10, $5 for members and children age 12 and under.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y. (518) 392-6121, www.ps21chatham.org

Tuesdays through Aug. 30: "Labyrinth," Aug. 16

Sandisfield Arts Center

5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield, Mass.; 413-258-4100, sandisfieldartscenter.org.

Saturday, Aug. 13: "From Madness To Music," Music in Common's short documentary film, 2 p.m. Followed by a discussion and reception with the filmmaker Lynnette Najimy and MiC Director Todd Mack. Tickets: $15.

MUSIC

Bennington Chamber Music Conference

Greenwall Auditorium, Bennington College.

All concerts free, open to the public.

Saturday, Aug. 13: Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet to be announced; Paul Moravec: Northern Lights Electric; Amy Williams: Cineshape 2 for piano and string quartet

Berkshire Concert Choir

First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield, Mass.

413-442-6120, www.berkshireconcertchoir.org.

Mondays, Aug. 11 and 23: Summer Sing: Sing along with the choir, directed by Paula Nuss. Music provided. Donations of non-perishable food for local pantries requested.

Berkshire Scenic Railway

98 Crowley Ave., North Adams, Mass.

www.hoosacvalleytrainride.com

Friday, Aug. 12: Friday night Cabaret trains. Live onboard music by local entertainers Samantha Talora and Ron Ramsey (samandron.com). Trains depart at 6 p.m.

Boston University Tanglewood Institute

West Street Theatre, BUTI Main Campus, 45 West St., Lenox, Mass.

Ventfort Hall, 104 Walker St,, Lenox, Mass.

Trinity Church 88 Walker St., Lenox, Mass.

Church on the Hill, 169 Main St., Lenox, Mass.

All events free with open seating unless otherwise noted. Programs and schedule subject to change

Trinity Church

Student recitals:

Thursday, Aug. 11: Chamber Music, 6 p.m., featuring students in the BUTI Young Artists Orchestra

West Street Theatre:

Saturday, Aug. 13: Young Artists Piano Program, 11 a.m.

Seiji Ozawa Hall

Saturday, Aug. 13: Young Artists Orchestra concert,l 2:30 p.m. Ken-David Masur, conductor. Enescu, Romanian Rhapsody No. 1; Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue, Simone Dinnerstein (BUTI '86, '87), piano; Brahms, Symphony No. 3. Tickets in advance at bso.org and the BSO Box Office, or day-of at the Ozawa Hall Gate: $12.

Chesterwood

4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge, Mass.

413-298-3579, www.chesterwood.org.

Through Friday, Aug. 26: "Chesterfest" Americana Music Series, 5:30 p.m., $10 adults; children free

Concerts at 7

Plainfield Congregational Church, 35 Main St. (Route 116), Plainfield, Mass.

www.PlainfieldConcertsat7.com, www.wistariachambermusic.com, 413-634- 0025.

Free; donations are gratefully accepted and will help to sustain the series. A reception follows each concert in the Plainfield Town Hall, next door to the church.

Monday, Aug. 15: Astrid Schween, 'cello and Randall Hodgkinson, piano. 7 p.m. Bach, Schumann and Rachmaninoff.

Concerts on the Green

Downtown Manchester, Vt.

All concerts are on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Free.

Aug. 16: Don't Leave Band

Concerts at Windsor Lake

Windsor Lake, intersection of Kemp and Bradley streets, North Adams, (413) 664-6180, tourism@northadams-ma.gov

All concerts on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 17: Long Journey

Guthrie Center

2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, Mass.

413-528-1955 (Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Troubadour Series: Doors open 6 p.m.; shows at 8 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 12: Eli Catlin. "It was literally born into him – you can't learn the blues." Members, $15; non-members, $20.

Saturday, Aug. 13: Seth Glier: "Sometimes music (or any art in its highest form) isn't just there to comfort the afflicted, but sometimes its purpose is to afflict the comfortable too." Members, $20; non-members, $25.

Levitt AMP North Adams Music Series

Colegrove Park, North Adams, Mass.

Concerts this summer and fall on Sundays at 2 p.m. Bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs. Dood and beverage vendors available. Free.

Sunday, Aug. 14: The Adam Ezra Group, a jam band from New England.

Lilac Park Concerts

Main Street, Lenox, Mass.

Wednesdays, July-August: Concerts in the park, free.

Aug. 17: John Davidson, TV & Broadway star.

Live on the Lake

Controy Pavilion on Onota Lake, Pittsfield, Mass.

Wednesdays July 6-Aug. 24: Free community concert series held 6 to 8 p.m. Presented by radio station Live 95.9 FM. Full concert line up will be available at live959.com.

Aug. 17: Rev Tor Band

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.

Friday, Aug. 12: "Free Fun Friday," family concert with David Grover and Grover's Gang, 10 a.m., followed by screening of "Mary Poppins" (1964), 1 p.m., sponsored by Highland Street Foundation, free.

Marlboro Music Festival

Marlboro College, 2472 South Road, Marlboro, Vt. 802-254-2394 or marlboromusic.org.

Through Aug. 14: Five concert weekends. Fridays, Aug. 5 and 12, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $15-$37.50.

Mass MoCA

1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass. Call 413-662-2111 or visit massmoca.org

Saturday, Aug. 13: Charles Bradley, 8 p.m. An old school revivalist who leaves every ounce of what he's got on stage. $25 advance , $33 day of , $45 preferred. Courtyard C or Hunter Center

Meetinghouse Café

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 108 School St., Bennington, Vt.

Friday, Aug. 12: Oakes and Smith — Robert Oakes and Katherine Smith — are a duo from the Berkshires with a harmonious blend of voices. 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults; $10 students.

Music from Salem

25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

www.musicfromsalem.org or 518.232.2347

Concerts

Advance tickets: www.hubbardhall.org or 518-677-2495

All concerts at 4 p.m. at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. Tickets: $25 (or pay what you can).

Sunday, Aug. 14: "The Great Arch of Unimagined Bridges." Schubert, Prokofiev, Dvorak, Glazunov.

Children and Youths Workshops

Lively introductions to music making and listening, featuring MfS musicians. Free. Information: info@musicfromsalem.org or 518.232.2347

Thursday, Aug. 11: Youth Workshop at Historic Salem Courthouse, 1 p.m.

Open rehearsals

The opportunity to observe professional musicians shape their musical interpretations. Rehearsals on Thursday, July 28 and Aug. 11, at 4 p.m., at Brown Farm, 154 Priest Road, Salem, N.Y. Free.

Music Mountain

225 Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, Conn. 860-824-7126.

Chamber music schedule

(All concerts on Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets $35 at the door, $30 in advance. Children, ages 5-18, free when accompanied by a ticket holder.)

Aug. 14: St. Petersburg Piano Quartet.

Twilight Series

(All concerts Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $30 at the door, $27 in advance. Children ages 5-18 free when accompanied by a ticket holder.)

Aug. 13: Catskill Jazz Factory presents Chris Pattishall, "Octet Musical Fictions: Borges In Tango."

Party in the Park

Noel Field, North Adams, Mass.

Thursdays, July 7-Aug. 25: Free community concert series. 6-8 p.m. Presented by radio stations WUPE and WNAW. Full concert line up available at wupe.com or wnaw.com

Aug. 11: Dolly Dagger

Sevenars Music Festival

Sevenars Academy, off Route 112, Ireland Street, South Worthington, Mass., (413) 238-5854 or www.sevenars.org.

$20 suggested donation

Sunday, Aug. 14: "Jerry Noble and Friends, Piano, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Guitar," jazz improvisations with clarinet wizard Bob Sparkman, 4 p.m.

Shire City Sessions

Mondays, July 25-Aug. 15: Shire City Sessions on The Common, 1st Street, Pittsfield, Mass. Free, all age, live music concerts in a beautiful outdoor setting. 6 p.m. shirecitysessions.com.

Aug. 15: Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band, plus the Transmitters

Sounds of Summer

VFW, Great Barrington, Mass.

Tuesdays, July 5-Aug. 23: Free community concert series. 6-8 p.m. Presented by radio station WSBS. Full concert line up available at wsbs.com.

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt.

Thursday, Aug. 11: "Voices Together! An Orchestral Experience," 7:30 p.m., $52, students $18.

MMF season finale:

Thursday, Aug. 11: "A Night at the Opera," 7:30 p.m., $52, students $18.

Riley Center for the Arts, BBA

Aug. 15: MMF Young Artists Concert season finale, 7 p.m., $10, students free.

Summer Noontime Concert Series

St. John's Episcopal Church, 35 Park St., Williamstown, Mass; 413-458-8131

All concerts on Mondays at noon. Free.

Aug. 15: David Haughey, cello; Zach Harmon, percussion. Improvisations.

Summer Sing

First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-442-6120 or www.berkshireconcertchoir.org.

Thursday, Aug. 11: Sing along with The Berkshire Concert Choir, directed by Paula Nuss. 7:30 p.m. Music provided. Donations of non-perishable food for local pantries requested.

Tanglewood

297 West St., Lenox, Mass. www.bso.org/Home, 888-266-1200

Saturday, Aug. 13: Rehearsal, Sunday program, 10:30 a.m., Shed; "John Williams' Film Night," with Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams and Richard Kaufman, conductors, 8 p.m., Shed.

Sunday, Aug. 14: Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Memorial Concert, Boston Symphony Orchestra, David Afkham, conductor, Igor Levit, piano; works of Beethoven and Schumann, 2:30 p.m., Shed.

Sunday, Aug. 14: Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti, director and violin; Barry Humphries, conférencier, Meow Meow, cabaret artist, Rodney Fisher, director, "Humphries' Weimar Cabaret," 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall.

Monday, Aug. 15: Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Charles Dutoit, conductor; TMC Conducting Fellows; Gil Shaham, violin; works of Kodaly, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall.

Wednesday, Aug. 17: Gil Shaham, violin; work of J.S. Bach, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall.

The Mount

2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass. 413-551-5111 or EdithWharton.org.

Edith Wharton's historic estate. Tour the house and gardens, enjoy lunch on the terrace, shop in the book store, or just relax and enjoy the surroundings. Admission valid for 7 days, kids free every day.

Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12 and 13: Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jason Ennis, Natalia Bernal and Jon Suters. Saturday, Jon Suters and friends. Free. On the terrace.

TALKS

Lectures For Tanglewood 2016

Lenox Library, Lenox Mass.

Presented by Jeremy Yudkin, professor of Music at Boston University, on Fridays and Saturdays 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 12: Mozart's Exquisite Piano Concerto No. 22, with Debussy's La Mer and Ravel's Boléro.

Saturday, Aug. 13: Guest lecture: Composer David Edwards on film music.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.

www.mahaiwe.org or 413-528-0100

Monday, Aug. 15: Acclaimed photographer Gregory Crewdson will discuss the making of his most recent body of work, "Cathedral of the Pines," in a conversation with author Rick Moody. 7 p.m. Tickets: $10 to $30.

Manchester Community Library

138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center, Vt.

Tuesday, Aug. 16: SpeakSooner Community Education Program — "Being A Caregiver & Caring For Oneself: A Delicate Balance." 5:30 p.m. Free. Space is limited, RSVP: www.speaksoonermanchester.rsvpify.com or call 802.442.5800

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar

11 Housatonic St., Lenox, Mass; Bookstoreinlenox.com 413-637-3390

Sunday, Aug. 14: Peter J. Daly and John F. Myslinski, "Strange Gods" (a novel), 3 p.m.

The Mount

2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass. 413-551-5111 or EdithWharton.org.

Edith Wharton's historic estate.

Thursday, Aug. 11: "Touchstones: In Conversation with A.O. Scott," cultural critic and journalist Kate Bolick in conversation with New York Times film critic A.O. Scott, 5:30 p.m., $18 general, $15 members.

Tuesday, Aug. 16: Monday Lecture Series — Biographer Kate Clifford Larson discusses her recent book, "Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter." 11 a.m. General $30; members $25. Reservations required.

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

104 Walker St., Lenox, (413) 637-3206

Tuesday, Aug. 16: "Swagger: Portraits of Power," Kathryn Calley Galitz. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

Box office: BaringtonStageCo.org, 413-236-8888, 30 Union St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Boyd-Quinson Main Stage

Through Aug. 13: Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance," Swashbuckling pirates, innocent lovers and bumbling policemen. Evening performances: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Matinees: Saturday, Aug. 13, at 2 p.m. Tickets: Starting at $20.

St. Germain Stage

Sydell and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Aug. 12-Sept. 4: World premiere, musical "Broadway Bounty Hunter." A 60-ish-old unemployed actor, Annie, is asked to become a bounty hunter and capture a South American drug lord. Preview performances: Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12 and 13. Evening performances: Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Sunday, Thursday and Saturday at 3 p.m. Tickets: Starting at $20.

Youth Theatre

Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Through Aug. 14: "The Wiz," a musical retelling of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Evening performances: Wednesday-Friday at 7 p.m. Matinees: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets: Starting at $20.

Conversations with ...

Sunday, Aug. 14: Composer/lyricist/bookwriter Joe Iconis and book writers Lance Rubin and Jason SweetTooth Williams — how Blaxploitation films lead them to create "Broadway Bounty Hunter." 1 p.m. St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Berkshire Playwrights Lab

413-528-2544, www.berkshireplaywrightslab.org

Wednesdays, June 29-Aug. 10: Staged Reading Series, performances every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Free. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass. Reservations recommended.

Berkshire Theatre Group

Box office: 413-997-4444, BerkshireTheatreGroup.org, 111 South St., Pittsfield.

Through Aug. 20: Judd Hirsch in world premiere of Shem Bitterman's "The Stone Witch." A struggling, young writer is chosen to help a reclusive children's book author and illustrator complete his first manuscript in over a decade. Evening performances: Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Matinee: Saturday at 2 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, 83 E. Main St., Stockbridge, Mass. $45-$62.

Through Aug. 27: "Constellations" by Nick Payne. The infinite question of "what if?" is raised. Evening performances: Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Matinee: Saturday at 2 p.m. 6 East St., Stockbridge, Mass. $45-$50.

Aug. 11-19: 11th Annual Community Theatre Production, "Beauty and The Beast." Award-nominated musical will feature over 100 talented Berkshire County natives. Previews: Thursday and Friday, Aug.11-12, at 7 p.m. Evening performances: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Matinee: Thursday at 2 p.m. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. $20-$50.

Chester Theatre Company

Box Office: 413-354-7770, chestertheatre.tix.com, 15 Middlefield Road, Chester, Mass.

Aug. 3-14: Regional premiere, "Sister Play" by John Kolvenbach. Two sisters, love, mold, and a mysterious stranger come together in a dilapidated cabin on Cape Cod. Evening performances: Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Matinees: Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Talkbacks: Thursday matinee and Saturday evening. Cast Conversations: Friday matinees. Panel discussion: Sunday, Aug. 7, matinee. $10-$37.50.

Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort

55 Lee Road, Lenox, Mass.

413-881-1636, cranwell.com

Through Sept. 2: The Capitol Steps. Nightly except Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Optional dinner available.

Dorset Theatre Festival

Box office: 802-867-2223, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset, Vt.

Through Aug. 13: World premiere, "The Way of the World" by Theresa Rebeck. A contemporary retelling of the sardonic masterpiece by William Congreve. Evening performances: Wednesday through Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Sunday and Wednesday, 2 p.m. $20 to $60.

Double Edge Theatre

Box office: 413-628-0277, www.doubleedgetheatre.org.

Through Aug. 22: "Once a Blue Moon - Cada Luna Azul," indoor/outdoor traveling spectacle. Previews July 15-17. Wednesday thru Sunday performances, July 20-Aug.22 at 8 p.m. Double Edge Theatre, 948 Conway Road, Ashfield, Mass.

Hubbard Hall

25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. (518) 677-2495, hubbardhall.org

Aug. 10-21: Hubbard Hall Opera Theater: "Madama Butterfly" by Puccini, directed by Nathan Troup, conducted by Michael Sakir. Hubbard Hall Mainstage. Aug. 10, 12, 13, 18 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 20, 21 at 2 p.m. $35 General Admission/ $10 Students.

Aug. 14-20: Hubbard Hall Opera Theater: "La Pizza con Funghi," by Seymour Barab, directed by Kirk Jackson, Conservatory Coach & Music Direction by Sara Chiesa. Hubbard Hall's Freight Depot. Aug. 14, 17, 18, and 20 at 7 p.m. Suggested ticket price $15 – pay what you can – all are welcome.

Living Room Theatre

Park-McCullough House, One Park St., North Bennington, Vt. 802-442-5322, lrtvt.org

Aug. 3-13: "Playing With Fire" by August Strindberg and "Overruled" by G.B. Shaw. Two comic one-acts about love, sex and marriage. Wednesdays to Saturdays 7:30 p.m.

Mac-Haydn Theatre

1925 NY-203, Chatham, N.Y. 518-392-9292, www.machaydntheatre.org

First Week: Thursday 2 and 8 p.m., Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 4 and 8 p.m., Sunday 2 and 7 p.m.

Second Week: Wednesday 2 p.m, Thursday 2 and 8 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday 4 and 8 p.m., Sunday 2 and 7 p.m.

Tickets are $33 and $34 for evening performances. Matinee seats $31. Children under 12 accompanied by an adult $14.

Aug. 11-21: "Sister Act," based on the blockbuster movie, this hit will leave you in high spirits as a young woman helps others raise their voice while struggling to find her own.

Monday, Aug. 15: "The Real Desperate Housewives of Columbia County." Original script and lyrics by Carl Ritchie and music by Wayne Moore tell it like it is about the locals, weekenders, divorce, marriage, parties and more in a tongue-in-cheek take on "Real Housewives" shows. 3 and 8 p.m.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

Box office: www.oldcastletheatre.org, 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt.

Through Aug. 21: "The City Of Conversation" by Anthony Giardina delves into the ever-changing tapestry of U.S. Government and the people who shape it off the Senate floor. Evening performances: Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Thursday and Sunday at 2 p.m. $12-$37.

Shakespeare & Company

Box Office: 413-637-3353, www.shakespeare.org, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, Mass.

Tina Packer Playhouse

Through Aug. 21: "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare. A visceral display of courtship, prejudice, money and revenge, ending ultimately in a choice between life and death. Evening performances: Aug. 14 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Aug. 11 and 17 at 2 p.m.

Through Sept. 4: "Or" by Liz Duffy Adams. The bawdy 1660s look a lot like modern day in this playful comedy about one chaotic night in the life of the poet, spy, and first female playwright, Aphra Behn. Evening performances: Aug. 13 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee: Aug. 14 at 2 p.m.

Through Sept. 4: "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" by William Shakespeare. Boy meets girl. Boy loves girl. Boy's best friend meets girl and also loves girl. Evening performances: Aug. 11 and 12. Matinee: Aug. 13.

Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre

Through Aug. 28: New England premiere, "Ugly Lies the Bone" by Lindsey Ferrentino. Newly discharged veteran bearing deep physical and emotional scars from three tours in Afghanistan builds a virtual escape from her pain through an innovative new video game therapy. Matinees: Aug. 12, 13 and 14 at 3 p.m.

Through Aug. 13: Special engagement, "Cry 'Havoc!'" by Stephan Wolfert. Through the lines of Shakespeare's most famous speeches and through his personal experiences, Wolfert explores our societal neurosis of war. Evening performances: Aug. 11 and 13 at 8:30 p.m.

Outdoor stages

Through Aug. 20: "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare. A world of illusion, debauchery and mayhem. The Dell at The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass. Evening performance: Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. Matinee: Aug. 13


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