Things to do in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont for Aug. 4 - 10




First Fridays Artswalk: Art shows every first Friday of the month featuring more than 20 artists in the Upstreet Cultural District. Openings 5 to 8 p.m. Free. After-party at the Whitney Center for the Arts 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Free. (42 Wendell Ave.) Downtown Pittsfield, Mass. 413-443-6501.

Becket Art Center

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

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

Monday, Aug. 8: Start of Young People's Camp, "Exploring Nature and Me" (ages 5 to 8), 9:30 a.m. Start of Young People's Camp, "Playing with the Imagination" (ages 9 to 13), 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 9: Lecture — "Visiting India, Myanmar and Bhutan," Dan Mead and Sally Eagle, widely recognized national photographers, 7:30 p.m.

Bennington Arts Weekend

Friday, Aug. 5 - Sunday, Aug. 7: Downtown, program available at Better Bennington Corporation, 215 South St., Bennington, Vt. For complete list of galleries, programs visit, 802-442-5758.

Bennington First Fridays

Friday, Aug. 5: First Fridays 5-8 p.m. Downtown Bennington. 802-442-5758.

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.

Friday, Aug. 5: "Tattoo Two." 5 to 8 p.m. Open late for First Fridays; pay-what-you-wish admission. Second annual Living Exhibition: Tattoo Body Art, "Tattoo Two" featuring live models showing their art and sharing their stories. Models must apply in advance. Cash bar, music selected by the models, and more.

Works on Paper Gallery

Saturday, Aug. 6-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,

Saturday, Aug. 6: WeeMuse Art Lab, 11 a.m., try art-making activities with a fun science twist. Included with regular museum admission.


4 Williamsville Road, 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.

Sunday, Aug. 10: "Lincoln Speaks" narrated by Lincoln scholar, Harold Holzer, with readings from the writings of Abraham Lincoln in Daniel Chester French's studio. 4 p.m. Reception follows. $35 members; $40 general public.

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. 5: Tapas Bar, 3 – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 6: Plein Air drawing at Thomas Schütte: Crystal, 1–4 p.m., free.

Sunday, Aug. 7: 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. 10: 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.

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

Ferrin Contemporary Gallery

1315 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass.

Through Aug. 7: "Exposed: Heads, Busts, And Nudes," a group show of ceramic figural sculpture by masters 1950–present.

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. 5: Painting demonstration with artist Sean McCusker. 11 a.m.

Good Purpose Gallery


Through Aug. 9: "Brilliant Colors" Art by Scott Taylor and Joan Ciolfi. Good Purpose Gallery, 40 Main St., Lee, Mass. Free.

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.

Saturday, Aug. 6: "Demonstration Station: Artist at Work," art workshop, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet artist Robert Hite as he creates whimsical architectural sculptures in the Poultry House Galley, included in regular admission.

Housatonic Valley Art League

107 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, Mass.

Thursday, Aug. 4 - 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, 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.


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

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, Gallery,

Friday, Aug. 5 - Saturday, Sept. 24: Exhibit, "Rediscovered and Reconsidered: Anne Shatas and William Carlson, Sculpture and Ceramics."

Saturday, Aug. 20: Artists' Talk, 6 p.m., free. Opening reception for "Rediscovered and Reconsidered: Anne Shatas and William Carlson, Sculpture and Ceramics," 6:30 to 8 p.m.

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

Friday, Aug. 5-27: Artist Marguerite Bride and photographer Lee Everett will join in curating a Jazz Art Show, which will consist of paintings, photography and sculpture. Opening reception Friday, 5-8 p.m.

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."

Thursday, Aug. 4: "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: Historic Property and Build a Better Baby Carriage Walks. 2 p.m. Free with Museum admission.

Thursday, Aug. 4: "Rockwell Suites" with the Albany Berkshire Ballet. Experience this special series of dances inspired by Norman Rockwell's art, which literally bring his published illustrations to life. 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 6: "Van Der Zee to Rockwell and Beyond: Art and Civil Rights." An evening with Maurice "Pops" Peterson. Explore the relationship between art and the civil rights movement with Maurice "Pops" Peterson. 5 p.m. Free with Museum admission, members free.

Saturday, Aug. 6: Panoramic drawing with John Roman. One-day workshop. Artist and educator John Roman will reveal the secrets of panoramic drawing — wide-angle images that span 180 degrees, close to the full range of human sight. $45, $35 members. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

North Bennington Sculpture Show

Saturday, July 23-Oct. 23: The 19th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show. Works by 38 sculptors throughout the Village. 50 Main St. North Bennington, Vt. Free. 802- 442-3328.

Sandisfield Arts Center

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

Saturday, Aug. 6: "In the Gallery" Joe Baker: Paintings and Pastels, opening reception, 2-4 p.m. Free.

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

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


Wednesday, Aug. 3 - Saturday, Aug. 6: "Landscape painting in Watercolor" workshop with Robert O'Brien, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members: $360, Non-members: $395. Studio II at SVAC and off-campus locations.

Saturday, Aug. 6 - Sunday, Aug. 7: "Jewelry Scale Metal Casting" workshop with Joe Montroy, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Members: $130, Non-members: $145. Studio I at SVAC.

Monday, Aug. 8 - Friday, Aug. 12: "Art & Nature" summer camp with Barbara Childs, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Members: $180, Non-members: $200. Studio I at SVAC.

Southern Vermont Arts and Crafts Festival

Friday, Aug 5 - Sunday, Aug. 7: 150 artists, artisans, and specialty food producers will showcase their creations under enormous gleaming white Camelot tents. Camelot Village, Bennington, Vt., 802-447-3311.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center

790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, N.Y.

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

July 23-Aug. 14: "Mysterious & Unexpected: The Merger of Art and Science."

Vermont Arts Exchange

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

Monday, Aug. 8 - Friday, Aug. 12: "Water Arts" 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.

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. 4: "After Images: Photography and Its Shifting Stories" mini course. Every photograph tells a story. How do those stories change over time and how can we account for their shifting meanings? 4 p.m. Free, registration required.

Thursday, Aug. 4: "Athletics & Aesthetics: Mini-Golf" Perfect your putt with the help of a pro-golfer on our artist designed mini-golf course on the patio 5 p.m. On the patio. Free, rain or shine.

Tuesday, Aug. 9: Curator's Insights "'Not Theories but Revelations:' The Art and Science of Abbott Handerson Thayer" tour. 4 p.m. Free.

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.


Art Omi

1405 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y.

Dance Omi Salon

The Studio Barns: intersection of County Route 22 and Letter S Road, Ghent, N.Y.

Dance Omi Showing in The Fields

The Fields Sculpture Park

Saturday, Aug. 6: Omi's dance residents show, works created in collaboration with each other during their stay at Omi, free, 2-4 p.m.

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

Through Sunday, Aug. 7: Compagnie Hervé KOUBI, all-male company of 12 dancers from Algeria and Burkina Faso who combine capoeira, martial arts, hip-hop, and contemporary dance.

Doris Duke Theatre

Through Sunday, Aug. 7: New York Theatre Ballet, the program includes Antony Tudor's masterpieces, "Dark Elegies," danced to Gustav Mahler's song cycle "Kindertotenlieder."

Inside/Out Stage (All performances free.)

Wednesday, Aug. 3: Francine E. Ott/The Walk. 6:15 p.m. Spiritual hybrid of hip-hop, house, modern, and African dance unfolding the universal story of loss, redemption and healing.

Thursday, Aug. 4: Kate Wallich + The YC. 6:15 p.m. Highly-crafted dance movement creates immersive performances with a mix of pop culture, post-modern dance tropes, and club moves.

Friday, Aug. 5: Preeti Vasudevan & Thresh Performing Arts Collaborative. 6:15 p.m. The juxtaposition of traditional Indian dance forms and modern theories of movement and expression.

Saturday, Aug. 6: 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. 10: RAWdance. 6:15 p.m. Intellectually and emotionally layered work to transform audiences with duets by 16 esteemed West Coast choreographers.


All free; held at Blake's Barn

Friday, Aug. 5: "Making Dances for Stage and Screen." 5 p.m. Patricia Birch, a winner of two Emmy Awards and five Tony Award nominations, discusses her dance roots and her iconic films and shows.

Saturday, Aug. 6: "The Art of Grace." 4 p.m. Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and chief dance critic of The Washington Post Sarah Kaufman discusses from her book the qualities that enable both dancers and ordinary mortals to move well through life.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

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

Friday, Aug. 5: Just for Fun: RIOULT Dance Workshop Performance. 1 p.m. Rioult dancers and workshop participants perform a program of modern dance. Free.

Fairs, festivals and family fun

20th Annual Downtown Celebration

Wednesday, Aug. 10: An outdoor festival/community expo featuring vendors, food, music, performances, and more. This will see the addition of interactive community arts projects coordinated by DownStreet Art. 5:30- 9 p.m. Main Street and Downtown North Adams.

42nd Adams Agricultural Fair

Bowe Field, Route 8, Adams, Mass.

Friday, Aug. 5 - Sunday, Aug. 7: A fun filled weekend for everyone with animals, displays, exhibits, music and on Sunday at 2 p.m. the big Demolition Derby. The Mass Truck Pullers will begin on Friday 6-10 p.m. and continue Saturday 6-9 p.m. Everyone welcome to enter. Childrens' events Saturday with Terry ala Berry entertaining, dog show "Pups in the Air." Adults $8, children 6-18, $6, and under 5 free., 413-743-1982

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,

Wednesday, Aug. 3:Amelia de Neergaard. 6 p.m. Free.

Sunday, Aug. 7: Rakish Paddy. 6 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, Aug. 10: Berkshire Highlanders. 6 p.m. Free.

BEHOLD! New Lebanon

A 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

Wednesday, Aug. 3: Story hour for 3-6 year olds. 10:30-11:15 a.m.

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

Wednesday, Aug. 3: Bob Otto. New England Percussion Band. 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 9: David Garrity. Magician. 1 p.m.

Sports Movie

Snacks included. 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 2: "Space Jam" (Rated PG).

Berkshire Carousel

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

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,

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,

Saturday, Aug. 6: Wigwams and Shelter-Building. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit the wigwam at the Bidwell House Museum, and learn to build your own shelter with supplies from the forest floor. Members, $10; non-members, $15.

Bushnell-Sage Library

48 Main St., Sheffield, Mass.,

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.

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.

Great Barrington Bandstand

Behind Town Hall, Great Barrington, Mass.

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

Herman Melville's Arrowhead

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

Sunday, Aug 7 : Melville Day — special bus tour of the Melville Trail. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $75

Hudson Opera House

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

Mondays through Aug. 8: "Music & Movement for Toddlers" 10-11 a.m. Free. Preschoolers to age 5.

Lenox Library

18 Main St., Lenox, Mass.

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

Thursday, July 28: Science Tellers: Dragons & Dreams. Dry Ice Show. 11 a.m. to noon. Free.

Thursday, Aug. 4: Rainforest Reptiles. 11 a.m. to noon. Free.

Merwin House

14 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass.

Aug. 6: Test your skills at croquet. Equipment for children and adults is provided. Today's house tours will emphasize the Merwin family's sporting life. Free house tours to those dressed in white. Free croquet for everyone. Noon–4 p.m.

Mt. Washington Church Fair

Saturday, Aug. 6: Includes Mt. Washington Road Show booth, artisan goods, entertainment and food. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Rain or shine, Church of Christ, East St. & Cross Road, Mt. Washington, 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. 9: 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. 10: 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.

Friday, Aug, 5: 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.

Park McCullough House

1 Park Street, North Bennington, Vt., (802)442-4551

Thursday, Aug. 4: 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.

Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, Aug. 4: Great Barrington Firefighters Antique Car Show. 3-9 p.m. Downtown Great Barrington, Mass.

Stephentown Historical Society

Saturday, Aug. 6: 19th Annual Stephentown Community Tag Sale. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gardner's Field, 15879 Route 22, Stephentown, NY.

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.

Saturday, Aug. 6: Cemetery Walk. Stockbridge Cemetery, Main Street (Route 102), Stockbridge, Mass. Parking available across the street at the Old Town Hall. A $5 donation is requested. 4 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.

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.

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, 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. 6: All the Tea in China. 2-4 p.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Member $15; Nonmember $25

Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show

Through Sunday, Aug. 14: Wednesday through Sunday each week. 8 a.m. - approximately 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.

Saturday, Aug. 6: "Plein Air Painting at Bryant." 1 to 5 p.m. With local landscape artist Paula Gottlieb. Pre-registration required: 413-628-4485, ext. 3, $68 members; $85 nonmembers.


Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

Duffin Theater, Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East Street Lenox, Mass., 413-445-4872

General seating, open to the public.

Monday, Aug. 8: "Je Suis Charlie," 4 p.m. "Very Semi-Serious," 8 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum

9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass;, 413-298-4100

Friday Night at the Movies

Fridays Aug. 5: A Rockwellian Film Series. 5:30 p.m. 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,

Tuesday, Aug. 9: "Paul Taylor Creative Domain,"

Aug. 1-7: Film Festival — CONSTRUCT IT! "Unfinished Spaces," Aug. 4; "My Architect," Aug. 5; "Concert of Wills: Making the Getty Center," Aug. 6; "Playtime," Aug. 7. All films about buildings and those who design them. All showings 8:30 p.m. Free.


Barrington Stage Company

Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Sydell and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, Mass.

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

Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 8 and 9: Musical Theatre Conservatory, "Musical Shorts," short musicals from emerging writers. Saturday at 10 p.m.; Sunday at 8 p.m. $20.

Bennington Chamber Music Conference

All concerts free, open to the public.

Greenwall Auditorium, Bennington College.

Saturday, Aug. 6: Anton Reicha: Woodwind Quintet in Eflat major, Opus 88, No. 2; Sean Friar: HellBent for piano trio; Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet

Wednesday, Aug. 10: Dmitri Shostakovich: Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11; Erwin Schulhoff: Concertino for flute, viola, and bass; Francis Poulenc: Sextet for woodwind quintet and piano

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 Choral Festival

Jackman L. Stewart Center, Berkshire School

Route 41, Sheffield, Mass., 413-229-1999

All concerts at 7:30 p.m.; free pre-concert lectures at 6:15 p.m. in the Jackman L. Stewart Center. Open dress rehearsals on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; donation payable at the door.

Saturday, Aug. 6: Paulus & Bernstein, conducted by Kathy Saltzman Romey, accompanied by the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: $20 to $45.

Berkshires Jazz summer series

Saturday, Aug, 6: Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils, 8 p.m. (venue to be announced) Samirah Evans, vocals; Michael Zsoldos, saxophones; Miro Sprague. Piano; Marty Jaffe, bass; Conor Meehan, drums

Berkshire Music School

Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, Mass.; 413-442-1411.

Through Friday, Aug. 19: Summer lessons, camps and workshop at the school.

Monday, July 25-Friday, Aug. 5: Suzuki String Camp.

Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5 and 6: Cabaret Intensives for Adults.

Monday, Aug. 8-Friday, Aug. 12. Piano Camp.

Berkshire Scenic Railway

98 Crowley Ave., North Adams, Mass.


Aug., 12 and 26: Friday night Cabaret trains. Live onboard music by local entertainers Samantha Talora and Ron Ramsey ( 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:

Sunday, Aug. 7: Young Artists Vocal Program, 3 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 8: Young Artists Vocal Programs, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Tuesday- Thursday, Aug. 9-11: Chamber Music, 6 p.m., featuring students in the BUTI Young Artists Orchestra

West Street Theatre:

Saturday, Aug. 6: Young Artists Piano Program, 11 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 7: Young Artists Harp Program, 11 a.m. New Music Recital, Young Artists Composition Program, 5:30 p.m.

Seiji Ozawa Hall

Saturday, Aug. 6: Special Performance, 50th Anniversary Concert, 2:30 p.m. Featuring students, faculty, and alumni from BUTI's Young Artists Programs. Tickets available in advance at and the BSO Box Office, or day-of at the Ozawa Hall Gate: $20.

Ventfort Hall

Monday, Aug. 8: Student Recital Young Artists Piano Program, 7:30 p.m.


4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge, Mass.


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

Concerts on the Green

Downtown Manchester, Vt. All concerts are on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Free.

Aug. 9: The Battenkillers

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Dodds Farm, 44 CR 7D, Hillsdale, N.Y.

Thursday, Aug. 4: 28 years of folk music and dance in the Berkshires. Aug. 5-7; pre-fest tastings & farmers market.

Eagles Band

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

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. 5: Brother Sun: "Ranging from gospel and blues-inflected grooves through delicate ballads, with playful dips into zydeco and jazzy a cappella." Members, $20; non-members, $25.

Saturday, Aug. 6: John Gorka. "Contemporary folk music would not get the respect and attention it has today without a handful of truly great singer/songwriters like John Gorka." Members, $20; non-members, $25.

Lilac Park Concerts

Main Street, Lenox, Mass.

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

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

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.

Saturday, July 30: The Fab Faux perform The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" in its entirety, 8 p.m., $30 to $90.

Sunday, Aug. 7: "An Intimate Evening with Kelli O'Hara, Broadway's golden girl," 7 p.m., $34 to $100.

Marlboro Music Festival

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

July 16 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

Saturday, Aug. 6: Mariachi Flor de Toloache, 8 p.m. New York City's first all-female mariachi band. $16 students and advance, $22 day of, $28 preferred. Dré Pavilion or Club B10.

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. 7: Harlem String Quartet with Pamela Mia Paul, piano.

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. 6: Catskill Jazz Factory presents Chris Washburne & The Syotos Band featuring André Mehmari.

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

Sandisfield Arts Center

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

Saturday, Aug. 6: An Evening of 20th American Songs and Dinner to Benefit the Sandisfield Arts Center, music performance, 6 p.m. $20.

Sevenars Music Festival

49th season (48th anniversary), Sevenars Academy, off Route 112, Ireland Street, South Worthington, MA, (413) 238-5854 or ($20 (suggested donation).

Sunday, Aug. 7: "Young Artist to Watch," inaugural program with George Bowerman, pianist and Springfield native, 4 p.m.

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 Stree, Pittsfield, Mass. Free, all age, live music concerts in a beautiful outdoor setting. 6 p.m.

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

Southern Vermont Arts Center

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

Thursday, Aug. 4: "Around the World with Music," 7:30 p.m., $42, students $18.

Riley Center for the Arts, BBA

Monday, Aug. 1: MMF Young Artists Concert, 7 p.m., $10, students free.

Saturday, Aug. 6: Phantom's Leading Ladies. 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. 8: Michael Strauss, viola; Scott Bailey, piano; music of Robert Schumann and Ernest Bloch.


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

Thursday, Aug. 4: Daniil Trifonov, piano, works of J.S. Bach, Liszt and Rachmaninoff, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall.

Friday, Aug. 5: 6 p.m. Ozawa Hall. Prelude concert with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; works of Dvorak, Liszt, Mahler and Brahms, 8 p.m., Shed.

Saturday, Aug. 6: Rehearsal, Sunday program,10:30 a.m., Shed; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor, Daniil Trifonov, piano; works of Adams, Chopin and Strauss, 8 p.m., Shed.

Sunday, Aug. 7: Boston Symphony Orchestra; Moritz Gnann, conductor, and Nelson Freire, piano; works of Mozart and Mahler, 2:30 p.m., Shed; Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, 8 p.m., Shed.

Monday, Aug. 8: Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra with TMC Conducting Fellows, Dawn Upshaw, soprano, Sanford Sylvan, baritone, and TMC Vocal Fellows; works of Weill, Shostakovich, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall.

Wednesday, Aug. 10: Boston Symphony Chamber Players, with Jeremy Flower, computer and piano; works of Flower, Beethoven, and Francaix, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Friday, August 12: Prelude concert with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; Boston Symphony Orchestra with Charles Dutoit, conductor, Emanuel Ax, piano; works of Nicolai, Mozart and Debussy, 8 p.m., Shed.

For full calendar listings visit

Tannery Pond Concerts

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

Saturday, Aug. 6: Miro Quartet to play Brahms' "Quartet in C minor, Op. 51 No. 1" and "Beethoven's Quartet Op. 130, No. 13," original version with "Grosse Fuge (Op. 133)," 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.

Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5 and 6: Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jeanne Laurin and John Sauer. Saturday, The Bob Meyer Project. Free. On the terrace.


The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar

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

Friday, Aug. 5: Vivian Werner, "A Richard Wright Story" (story telling/autobiographical), 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.

Monday, Aug. 8: Monday Lecture Series — Author Charlotte Gordon discusses her award-winning book, "Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelly." 4 p.m. General $30; members $25. Reservations required.

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

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

Tuesday, Aug. 9: "When Incandescence Met Iridescence: Edison and Tiffany," Francis Morrone. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.


Barrington Stage Company

Box office:, 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. Preview performances: Friday-Sunday, July 15-17. 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. Talkback on Tuesday, July 26. Tickets: Starting at $20.

St. Germain Stage

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

Through Aug. 6: "peerless" by Jiehae Park. How far would you go to get into the college of your choice? Preview performances: Thursday and Friday, July 21 and 22. Evening performances: Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Sunday, Thursday and Saturday at 3 p.m. Talkbacks: Wednesdays, July 27 and Aug. 3. 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." Preview performance: Wednesday, July 27. Evening performances: Wednesday-Friday at 7 p.m. Matinees: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2 p.m. Autism friendly performance: Aug. 4. Tickets: Starting at $20.

Special event on the mainstage

Monday, Aug. 8: "Broadway and Beyound: Reprise Edition" with Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. 8 p.m. Tickets: $52 to $80

Berkshire Playwrights Lab


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,, 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. Preview: Thursday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 5, at 8 p.m. 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. 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.


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,

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.

Fort Salem Theater

11 East Broadway, Salem, N.Y. (518) 854-9200

Aug. 5-7: "Adirondack Awakening." Fort Salem Theater. A witty and (mostly) accurate musical history of the formation and civilization of the Adirondack Mountains by Emmy award-winning filmmaker/songwriter Stephen Trombley and the Fort's Jay Kerr. Laugh as you learn. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.. $30 adult; $27 senior; $15 youth (12 and under).

Hubbard Hall

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

Aug. 10: Hubbard Hall Opera Theater: "Madama Butterfly" by Puccini, directed by Nathan Troup, conducted by Michael Sakir. Hubbard Hall Mainstage. 7 p.m. $35 general admission/ $10 students.

Living Room Theatre

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

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,

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.

Through Aug. 7: "Into the Woods" Fairy tales collide in this musical twist on happily ever after.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

Box office:, 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt.

Aug. 5-21: "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.

Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park

Through Aug. 7: Third annual free outdoor production: Shakespeare's "The Tempest." Thursday–Sunday nights at 8 on the First Street Common, Pittsfield.

Pythagoras Theatre Works

West Stockbridge Historic 1854 Town Hall, 9 Main St., West Stockbridge, Mass.

Through Aug. 5: One-Act Plays from the Gilded Age.

Shakespeare & Company

Box Office: 413-637-3353,, 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. 6 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee: Aug. 7, 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. 5 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee: Aug. 6 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. 4 and 7. Matinee: Aug. 5.

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 performances: Aug. 2, 6, 9 at 8:30 p.m. Matinees: Aug. 3, 7, 10 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. 5 and 10 at 8:30 p.m. Matinees: Aug. 4 and 6 at 3 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. 9 at 6 p.m. Matinee: Aug. 6 at 11 a.m.; Aug. 7 at 4:30 p.m.

Through Aug. 20: "The Emperor of the Moon" by Aphra Behn. When love strikes, chaos ensues and a coup of astronomic proportions is set. Rose Footprint, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, Mass. Evening performances: Aug. 5, 6 and 10.

Talks and More

Tuesday, Aug. 9: Artistic Insights, insightful, moderated conversations. 5 p.m. Bernstein Artist's Studio 3. Adults $8, students $4.

Wednesdays through 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. 6.

The Theatre Barn

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

Regular Tickets $27/Sunday Matinée $25

Through Aug. 7: "Forever Plaid." A deliciously fun show chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies from the 1950s. July 28, 29, 30 and Aug. 4, 5, 6 at 8 p.m. July 30, Aug. 6 at 4 p.m. and July 31, Aug. 7 at 2 p.m.

Weston Playhouse

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


Aug. 4-Aug. 20: "Mamma Mia!" The Vermont premiere of one of Broadway's long-running sensations. Evenings at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday Matinees at 2 p.m. Sunday Matinee at 3 p.m.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Box Office: For advance ticket sales (before June 1) visit and submit a ticket order. After 10 a.m. June 1, visit, or call 413-597-3400 or go to the box office at '62 Center for Theatre and Dance on the Williams College Campus, 1000 Main St. Williamstown, Mass.

Main Stage

Through Aug. 21: "An American Daughter," by Wendy Wasserstein. With Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Grace Gummer, Roe Hartrampf, Stephen Kunken, Darren Pettie, Will Pullen, Deborah Rush, Kate Walsh. When the President of the United States nominates Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes (Walsh) to the position of Surgeon General, the excavation of her past triggers a scandal that threatens her confirmation. Celebration Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m. Evening perform


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