Things to do in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont for Aug. 25 - 31



Becket Art Center

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

Friday, Aug. 26: Yoga class, 8:30 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Art exhibit opening — Mary Anne Davis, Arthur Hillman and Scott Taylor, 2 p.m.

Bennington Museum

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

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."

Berkshire Art Museum

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


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

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

"Robotic," "Walter's Ontogen" 1999: On view now.

"Blueprints": Original Blueprints from the former Methodist Church. On view now.

Selections from the permanent collection, "Early Work of Eric Rudd 1966-1980," On view now.

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

"Sarah Sutro — Colors" and "Art and Architecture." On view now.

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

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.

Berkshire Museum

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

Thursday, Aug. 25: Pecha Kucha Night #15, 7 p.m., lightning-fast presentations: 20 slides, 20 seconds each. $5 suggested donation.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Kitchen Ka-Boom, 11 a.m., try wacky and fun science experiments using common ingredients found in most kitchens. All experiments are kid safe. Included with regular museum admission.


4 Williamsville Rd., Stockbridge, Mass. 413- 298-3579.

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,

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.


Friday, Aug. 26: Tapas Bar, 3 – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Sensing Place Hike: Landscape Histories of Stone Hill, 10:30 a.m., free. Meet at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill. Saturday, Aug. 27: Plein Air drawing at Thomas Schütte: Crystal, 1–4 p.m., free.

Sunday, Aug. 28: Family art making, activities, and performances in celebration of Splendor, Myth, and Vision, 1–4 p.m., activities are free – gallery admission is charged.

Wednesday, Aug. 31: 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.

Aug. 24 - Oct. 12: "Atmosphere." Opening reception Saturday, Aug. 27, 5 to 7 p.m., CCCA Gallery

DownStreet Art Thursdays

Main Street, North Adams, Mass. 413-664-8717.

Aug. 25: "Meet Your Neighbors," 5 to 7 p.m., free.

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

92 Hawthorne St., Lenox, Mass. 413-637-0166,

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. 26: Painting demonstration, artist TBA.

Saturday, Aug. 27: "Has your Creativity Been Hiding" workshop led by Director/artist Kinney Frelinghuysen. 10 a.m. to noon. Free with admission.

Gallery 51

51 Main St. North Adams, Mass. 413-662-5320,

Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sunday noon - 4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 25: "Brandon Graving: PAPERworks" opening. 5 p.m.

Good Purpose Gallery

40 Main St., Lee, Mass.


Through Sept. 21: "Infused with Passion" Extraordinary canvas and furniture paintings by Andrew Novis.

Hancock Shaker Village

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

"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.

Through Sept. 5: Housatonic Valley Art League Annual Members' Art Show. Recent works by HVAL members will be on display and for sale. 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 Sept. 25: "LightField: A Festival of Visual Art," exhibition of photography, film, video, virtual reality and computational art, curated by Anna van Lenten. Free.

Knox Gallery

Monterey Library, 452 Main Road, Monterey Mass.; 413-528-3795, Gallery,

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

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfiel, Mass.

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

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., 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

"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.

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."

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

Thursday, Aug. 25: "The Visual Narrative: Three Perspectives" with Marshall Arisman, Anita Kunz, and Thomas Woodruff. Meet three award-winning illustrators who also create personal works that have their own story to tell. 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. Free. 802-442-3328.

Salem Art Works

19 Cary Lane, Salem, N.Y. 518-854-7674,

Workshop costs $185 and up

Saturday, Aug. 27 - Sunday, Aug. 28: Introduction To Ceramics – Anagama/Train Kiln Firing. Workshop participants with receive instruction on basic clay modeling and construction. Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present. No previous experience required.

Saturday, Aug. 27 - Sunday, Aug. 28: Introduction To Glass Blowing. Learn the basic principles of glass blowing. Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present. No previous experience required.

Saturday, Aug. 27 - Sunday, Aug. 28: Introduction To Welding. This workshop will focus on an overview of welding techniques and equipment. Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present. No previous experience required.

Saturday, Aug. 27 - Sunday, Aug. 28: Introduction To Stained Glass. On Saturday you will make a suncatcher that is yours to keep. 16 +, Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present. No previous experience required.

Sculpture Now,, or 413-623-2068 or 413-551-5111

REMIX, an outdoor Sculpture Exhibition presented by SculptureNow and The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass.

Sheffield Historical Society

Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield.


"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., (802) 367-1303

Yester House Galleries

Through Aug. 28: Summer Solo Show. Free.

Wilson Museum

Through Sept. 11: Creation Exhibition.


Wednesday, Aug. 24 - Friday, Aug. 26: "Watercolor Painting En Plein Air" workshop with Ned Reade, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Members: $215, Non-members: $235. Off-campus locations.

Saturday, Aug. 27: "One Day Drawing & Perspective" workshop with Robert O'Brien, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members: $100, Non-members: $110. Studio II at SVAC.

Saturday, Aug. 27: "3-D Printing Design & Jewelry Assembly" workshop with Renee and Jason Fishner of FISH3D, 10 a.m. to noon. Members: $60, Non-members: $65. Studio I at SVAC.

Vermont Arts Exchange

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

Monday, Aug. 29 - Friday, Sept. 2: "Open Studio"for ages 6-9. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $225 .

Williams College Museum of Art

15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Suite 2, Williamstown, Mass.

On exhibit

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

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

Special events

Thursday, Aug. 25: "What's in a Name?: The Politics of Identification in African Art" mini course. 4 p.m. Free, registration required.

Thursday, Aug. 25: "Athletics & Aethetics: Badminton" 5 p.m. on the patio, Free, rain or shine.


Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

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


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. 24 - Sunday, Aug. 28: Pacific Northwest Ballet, program showcasing the company's technical precision and light, radiant, musical dancing."

Doris Duke Theatre

Through Saturday, Aug. 20: Pam Tanowitz Dance, program includes "Heaven on One's Head" (dubbed one of the Best Performances of 2014 by The New York Times).

Wednesday, Aug. 24 - Sunday, Aug. 28: Souleymane Badolo, exploring the delicate balance between maintaining one's roots and beginning again.

Inside/Out Stage (All performances free.)

Wednesday, Aug. 24: Women Making Work. 6:15 p.m. Female choreographers Tiffany Mills, Nadine Bommer, and Yin Yue present a variety of work with their companies.

Thursday, Aug. 25: American College Dance Association Gala Highlights. 6:15 p.m. Rising collegiate choreographers and performers from a wide range of universities.


All free; held at Blake's Barn

Friday, Aug. 26: "Multi-Faceted Collaborators." 5 p.m. Doug Fullington, education programs manager and assistant to the artistic director of Pacific Northwest Ballet, discusses his many roles in conversation with Artistic Director Peter Boal.

Saturday, Aug. 27: "PS Dance!" 4 p.m. Exploring what can happen when dance is included in school curriculum; this award-winning documentary is screened and discussed by filmmaker Nel Shelby, producer Jody Gottfried Arnhold, and consultant Joan Finkelstein.

On the Pillow campus

Saturday, Aug. 27: Festival Finale. 8 p.m. Celebrate the close of Festival 2016 with the summer's best dance party. Festival Finale tickets include a performance by either Pacific Northwest Ballet or Souleymane Badolo, plus access to the amazing after-party with drinks, desserts, dance and DJ BFG. $50-$100.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

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

Friday, Aug. 26 - Saturday, Aug. 27: Dance Heginbotham. 8 p.m. Choreographer John Heginbotham creates work celebrated for its vibrant athleticism, humor, and theatricality. $35/$30 members/$18 students.

Saturday. Aug. 27: Everybody Dance! (with Dance Heginbotham!)10-11:30 a.m. A fun dance class for all ages and abilities to learn Dance Heginbotham repertory. $10 suggested donation.

Tuesday, Aug. 30 - Thursday, Sept. 1: Parsons Dance Classes with the Company. Aug. 30, 1 -2:30 p.m.; Aug. 31, 10-11:30 a.m.; Sept. 1, 10-11:30 a.m. A series of classes with dancers of the acclaimed Parsons Dance Company for students of all levels ages 13 to 18. Three class package $30/one class $15.


Adams Quaker Meeting House Tours

Maple Street Cemetery, Adams.

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,

Sunday, Aug. 28: Moonshine Hollar 6 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, Aug. 31: Project Pangaea Update 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. 518-720-7265.

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 Carousel

Corner of South Church and Center streets, Pittsfield, Mass.

Summer hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.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,

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.

Thursday, Aug. 25: PechaKucha Night Pittsfield #14. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Kick back in the galleries and enjoy a series of lightning-fast presentations: 20 slides, 20 seconds each. Light refreshments and cash bar. Suggested donation: $5.

Friday, Aug. 26: Free Fun Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the museum is free all day, as part of the Highland Street Foundation's statewide and summer-long Free Fun Fridays program.

Bidwell House Museum

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

Saturday, Aug. 27: Introduction to Willow Basketry. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Weave a willow basket from local materials. All materials provided. $35.

Bondville Fair

30 Old Route 30, Bondville, Vt.

Monday- Wednesday, Aug. 28-30: Bondville fair. Open daily 11 a.m.

Clark Art Institute

225 South St., Williamstown, Mass.


Sunday, Aug. 28: Summer Sunday — "The Golden Age," 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.

Columbia County Fair

32 Church St., Chatham NY 12037

Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 31- Sept. 5: Columbia County Fair. Performance by country music band Lonestar, Sept. 4. 7 p.m. in front of the grandstand.

Crane Museum and Center for the Paper Arts

Off West Housatonic Street, Dalton, Mass.


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.

Cummington Fair

Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 25-28: Cummington Fair Grounds, 97 Fairgrounds Road, Cummington, Mass.

Discover Tyler Street

Thursday, Aug. 25: A local cultural festival, celebrating the future of arts, food and innovation. 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Woodlawn Ave and Tyler Street, Pittsfield, Mass.

Herman Melville's Arrowhead

780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield, Mass. 413-442-1793;

Sunday, Aug 28: Craft Fair/Tag Sale – all day – entry fee for booths.


Friday, Aug. 26-28: The main car show is Sunday, Aug. 28, but various events are planned for the weekend, including a Swap Meet for Friday-Sunday offering dozens of vendors, food, and a car corral. On Sunday, Main, Holden and Eagle Streets will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic as downtown North Adams fills with cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, tractors and more. Anything with a motor is welcome. Free to attend, but requires a registration fee to display a vehicle. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Downtown North Adams, Mass.

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.

Tuesday, Aug. 30: 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 noon.

Wednesday, Aug. 31: 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.

Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives

46 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass., 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

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.


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.

The Trustees

Serving the Berkshires, Pioneer Valley and Central Massachusetts

July 21-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, June 30 -Sept. 29: Naumkeag at Night. 5-8 p.m. Members: $5; Nonmember: $10.

Mondays, July 4-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, July 13 to Sept. 28: The Art of Cut Flowers. 10-11 a.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Members $9; Nonmembers $15.

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

Saturday, Aug. 27: Mad Hatter's Tea Party. 2-4 p.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Members $9; Nonmembers $15; all kids $5.


PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

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

Tuesday, Aug. 30: "Paris is Burning."


Art Omi

1405 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Music Omi Concert in The Fields. Experience global music surrounded by 80 works of contemporary sculptures. Free and open to the public. Benenson Visitors Center. 5 p.m.

Berkshire Scenic Railway

98 Crowley Ave., North Adams, Mass.

Aug. 26: Friday night Cabaret train. Live onboard music by local entertainers Samantha Talora and Ron Ramsey ( Trains depart at 6 p.m.


4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge, Mass.


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.,, 413-634- 0025.

Concert at 7 p.m. 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. 29: The Mountain Streams. O'Connor, Griffes and Schubert.

Concerts at Windsor Lake

Windsor Lake, intersection of Kemp and Bradley streets, North Adams, (413) 664-6180,

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

Aug. 24: Eagles Band.

Eagles Band

Rehearsals are Monday nights from 7-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Fenn Street, Pittsfield, Mass.

Great Barrington Bandstand

Behind Town Hall, Great Barrington, Mass.

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

Aug. 26: Wanda Houston Band, 5:30 p.m. Free.

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. 26: Matt Nakoa. "Intimate and genuine, soulful and bittersweet, a rich poetic songbook sung in praise to a complicated, emotionally present world." Members, $15; non-members, $20.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Joe Crookston: "With all the performers out there, an artist has to go beyond good and Joe does." Members, $15; non-members, $20.

Levitt AMP North Adams Concert Series

Sundays Aug. 14 - mid October: An outdoor concert series curated by MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, featuring 10 weeks of free concerts, in the park. Early afternoon. Exact time TBD. Colegrove Park, North Adams, Mass.

Lilac Park Concerts

Main Street, Lenox, Mass.

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

Aug. 31: Cosby Gibson & Tom Staudle, acoustic and blues.

Mass MoCA

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

Saturday, Aug. 27: Rubblebucket, 8 p.m. Experimental and fun dance band sure to get you on your feet. $25 advance, $32 day of, $40 preferred. Courtyard C or Hunter Center.

Music & More at the Meeting House

154 Hartsville New Marlborough Road (Rte 57), New Marlborough, Mass.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Neave Trio. 4:30 p.m. One of the finest emerging young chamber ensembles.

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. 28: Arianna String Quartet with Francine Kay, piano, and Raman Ramakrishnan, cello.

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. 27: Cantata Profana with Jonathan Yates, piano.

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 or

Aug. 25: Shyne.

Park McCullough House

1 Park St., North Bennington, Vt., 802-442-5441.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Concert — Yoshiko Sato and Christopher Lewis, third concert in the Beethoven sonata series, 4 p.m., $25. Carriage Barn.

Sandisfield Arts Center

5 Hammertown Raod, Sandisfield, Mass. 413-258-4100,

Saturday, Aug. 27: "Eric Martin and Karen Axelrod", music performance, 8 p.m., $20.

Southern Vermont Arts Center

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

Friday, Aug. 26: Ragtime and Boogie Woogie with Bob Milne. 7 p.m.

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. 29 Nora Krohn, viola; Jad Bernardo, piano. Music of Rebecca Clarke, Paul Hindemith, Avro Part.


297 West St., Lenox, Mass., 888-266-1200

Thursday, Aug. 25: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra with Nicholas McGegan, conductor, Suzana Ograjen ek, soprano. Diana Moore, mezzo-soprano, Clint van der Linde, countertenor, Nicholas Phan, tenor, Douglas Williams, baritone and members of the Philharmonia Chorale; Scarlatti's "La gloria di primavera, "sung in Italian with English supertitles, 7:30 p.m., Ozawa Hall.

Friday, Aug. 26: Prelude concert with Tanglewood Festival Chorus, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; Boston Pops, Keith Lockhart, conductor, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" with orchestra, 8 p.m., Shed.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Rehearsal, Sunday program, 10:30 a.m., Shed; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Michael Stern, conductor, Yo-Yo Ma, cello; works of Bernstein, Haydn and Williams, 8 p.m., Shed.

Sunday, Aug. 28: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor, Rachel Willis-Sørensen, soprano, Ruxandra Donose, mezzo-soprano, Joseph Kaiser, tenor, Günther Groissböck, bass, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9," 2:30 p.m., Shed.

Tannery Pond Concerts

New Lebanon, N.Y.,, (888) 820-1696.

Saturday, Aug. 27: St. Lawrence String Quartet, playing Haydn's "Quartet in G minor, Op. 20, No. 3; Adams' Second Quartet, Golijov's "Qohelet"; and Haydn's "Quartet in C-major, Op. 20, No. 2," 8 p.m.

The Mount

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

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.


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.

Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26 and 27: Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jon Suters and friends. Saturday, Wanda Houston Band. Free. On the terrace.


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. 26: "Bernstein, Yo-Yo, and Resphighi's 'Pines of Rome'"

Saturday, Aug. 27: A multimedia presentation on Beethoven's Majestic Ninth Symphony.

Northshire bookstore

4869 Main St., Manchester Center, Vt.


Friday, Aug. 26: Author Adam Krakowski will discuss his book "Vermont Prohibition," which discloses the tumultuous side of Vermont's temperance movement. 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 27: The Runpus and Story Time Present "The Northshire Bookstore Story Slam, and Evening of Live Storytelling." Some of the areas best storytellers come together for an evening of entertainment. 7 p.m.

The Mount

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

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.

Thursday, Aug. 25: "Touchstones: In Conversation with Emma Straub," Kate Bolick in an intimate conversation with novelist Emma Straub, 5:30 p.m., $18 general, $15 members.

Monday, Aug. 29: Monday Lecture Series — New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester discusses his recent book, "Pacific: A Biography of the Pacific Ocean." 4 p.m. General $30; members $25. Reservations required. Also, Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m.

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

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

Tuesday, Aug. 30: "The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction and Houdini in the Spirit World," David Jaher. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.

William Cullen Bryant Homestead

207 Bryant Road, Cummington, Mass.

Open July 2-Sept. 4, on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for tours. 413 532 1651 x3110,

Members $5; nonmembers $10.

Friday, Aug. 26: "Rebels of the Hilltowns Lecture Series," 7 p.m.


Barrington Stage Company

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

Boyd-Quinson Main Stage

Through Sept. 3: "Tribes" by Nina Raine. A young man, born deaf into an unconventional family, meets a young woman on the brink of deafness and finally understands what it means to speak up for himself. Evening performances: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Matinees: Sunday at 5 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m. Tickets: Starting at $20.

St. Germain Stage

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

Through 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. Evening performances: Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Sunday, Thursday and Saturday at 3 p.m. Talkback: Wednesday, Aug. 31. Tickets: Starting at $20.

Berkshire Theatre Group

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

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.

Chester Theatre Company

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

Through Aug. 28: Regional premiere, "The Mountaintop" by Katori Hall. April 3, 1968. In a drab room at the Lorraine Motel, an exhausted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wants two things; a cup of coffee and a cigarette. What he gets instead is Camae, a brash, irreverent maid on a mission of her own. Evening performances: Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Matineees: Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Talkbacks: Thursday matinee and Saturday evening. Cast Conversations: Friday matinees. $10-$37.50.

Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort

55 Lee Road, Lenox, Mass.


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 Sept. 3: "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" by Lanie Robertson. A vivid look into the life and times of jazz great Billie Holiday. Evening performances: Wednesday through Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Sunday and Wednesday, 2 p.m. $20 to $60.

July-August: New Play Reading Series, TBA.

Mac-Haydn Theatre

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

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. 25-Sept. 4: "The Addams Family," Have a spooky time with America's favorite family.

Shakespeare & Company

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

Tina Packer Playhouse

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: 28 and 30; Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Aug. 27 and 31; Sept. 3 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. 25-27, 31; Sept. 1-3 . Matinees: Aug. 28, Sept. 4.

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. Evening performance: Aug. 27 at 8:30 p.m. Matinees: Aug. 25 and 28 at 3 p.m.

Through Sept. 11: "Sotto Voce" by Nilo Cruz. A passionate, Jewish-Cuban young man seeks out a famous, reclusive novelist who, decades earlier, had lost her love aboard an ill-fated ship of Jewish refugees during World War II. Evening performances: Aug. 25, 26, 30 and 31; Sept. 3, 9 and 10 at 3 p.m. Matinees: Aug. 27; Sept. 1, 2, 4 and 11 at 3 p.m.

Talks and More

Wednesday, Aug. 31: Guided through Theatre: Backstage Walks. 10:30 a.m. Meet in the Tina Packer Playhouse lobby. Adults $10, students 4. Also Saturday, Aug. 27.

Aug. 26: Riotous Youth's "Riotous Fridays," featuring young actors, aged 7-18, in two-week workshop. 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. Rose Footprint.

Southern Vermont Arts Center

930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester, Vermont 802-367-1314,

Saturday, Aug. 27: "Beethoven's Wig: A Wigged Out Stage Show." 4 p.m.

Taconic Stage Company

Copake Falls, N.Y. or call 800-838-3006.

Friday-Sunday, Aug. 26-28: "Lombard:" Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets $20 (senior citizens and students pay what you can). St. John in the Wilderness Church, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls, N.Y.

The Theatre Barn

654 Route 20/Columbia Pike, New Lebanon, N.Y. (518)-794-8989,

Regular Tickets $27/Sunday Matinée $25

Aug. 25- Sept. 4: "The Wedding Singer." He's the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, the show is composed of '80s pop hits that will leave you singing and dancing in the aisles. Aug. 25, 26, 27 and Sept. 1, 2, 3 at 8 p.m. Aug. 27 and Sept. 3 at 4 p.m. and Aug. 28, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m.

Town Players of Pittsfield

Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield (unless otherwise noted). Tickets may be purchased on the web site at or 413-443-9279.

Staged readings at the Whitney are $5. Fully staged productions are $15, $12 and $10.

Sunday, Aug. 28: "Wedding Secrets 2, Samantha's Turn," written and directed by Joe Starzyk. 2 p.m.

Weston Playhouse

12 Park Street in Weston, Vt. 802-824-5288,


Aug. 25-Sept. 4: "All My Sons" Arthur Miller's break-through production and his first Tony-Award winner, this fiery family drama tackles poignant themes of loyalty, love and moral responsibility. Evenings at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.

Weston Rod & Gun Club

Through Sept. 4: "Murder for Two/" Classic musical comedy meets madcap murder mystery in this theatrical whodunit featuring two actors playing 13 roles and two pianos. Evenings at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday Matinees at 2 p.m. Sunday Matinee at 3 p.m.


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