Things to do in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont for July 21 to 27

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ART

Art Omi

1405 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y.

Through Sunday, July 24: Charley Friedman will show work in our Visitors Center Gallery with an opening reception and artist talk. Free and open to the public. Located in the Newmark Gallery

Becket Art Center

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

Friday, July 22: Yoga class, 8:30 a.m.; Families Dance Together, 5 p.m., Jacob's Pillow.

Tuesday, July 26: Lecture — "Music, Music and More Music," Boston University Tanglewood Institute students, 7:30 p.m.

Bennington Museum

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

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

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

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

Works on Paper Gallery

Through Sunday, July 31: "It is all a mystery," works by Marcy Hermansader. A selective retrospective, featuring four distinct bodies of work dating from 1981 through 2015. While the works are all paper based, they are in actuality works with paper, drawn on, ripped and pricked, sewn, cut and glued.

Regional Artists Gallery

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

Berkshire Art Museum

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

413-664-9550, BAMuseum.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Chapel for Humanity (museum annex)

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

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

Berkshire Museum

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

Friday, July 22: D.R.E.A.M. RING, in collaboration with Jacob's Pillow. D.R.E.A.M. XPERIENCE Master Class, 1 to 3 p.m.; D.R.E.A.M. RING Dance Competition, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Free.

Saturday, July 30: 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.

Chesterwood

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

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

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

Clark Art Institute

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

On exhibit

Through Oct. 10: Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado exhibition.

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

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

Lectures/readings

Friday, July 22: Tapas Bar, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 23: Plein Air drawing at Thomas Schütte: Crystal, 1–4p.m., free.

Sunday, July 24: Family art making, activities, and performances in celebration of "Splendor, Myth, and Vision," 1 – 4 p.m., activities are free – gallery admission is charged.

Tuesday, July 26: Bernice Lewis, 6 p.m., free concert.

Wednesday, July 27: Drop in figure drawing class, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., free with gallery admission.

Columbia County Center for the Arts:

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

Through Wednesday, Aug. 17: "Point of Departure: Art Begets Art." Opening reception Saturday, July 16, 5 to 7 p.m. CCCA Gallery

Community Access to the Arts

Through July 31: "I Am a Part of Art," exhibit of painting, drawing, collage created by CATA artists with disabilities. Reception, Thursday, July 14, 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-528-5485.

Through Aug. 15: "I Am a Part of Art." Free. Clark Art Institute, Lunder Center, 225 South St., Williamstown, Mass., 413-528-5485.

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, www.frelinghuysen.org

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

Friday, July 22: Encaustic painting demonstration with artist Ali Herrmann. 11 a.m.

Saturday, July 23: "Has your Creativity Been Hiding" workshop led by Director/artist Kinney Frelinghuysen. 10 a.m. to noon. Free with admission.

Good Purpose Gallery

413-394-5045, goodpurpose.org

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 hancockshakervillage.org.

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

Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour

Saturday, July 23 - Sunday, July 24: 10th annual pottery tour and sale in the hilltowns of western Massachusetts. Featuring 21 artists at 9 locations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Visit www.hilltown6.com for downloadable map and details

Housatonic Valley Art League

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

Through Sunday, July 31: Housatonic Valley Art League Annual Juried Art Show. Recent work from dozens of the areas best artists will be on exhibit and for sale. Opening reception Friday, July 1, 5 to 7 p.m. Show hours: 11 to 5 p.m., Thursday through Monday; 11 to 7 p.m., Friday, Saturday.

IS183

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

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

Through Aug. 19: IS183 Art School Summer Art Show & Open House.

Knox Gallery

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

Through Saturday, July 23: Exhibit, "A Parliament of Owls, A Conspiracy of Ravens: David Bacharach Sculpture." Free.

Martha Canfield Library

528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, Vt. www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org, 802-375-6153

Through July 30: Dan Shapiro's prints and paintings on display

Mass MoCA

Galleries are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Tuesdays through June 24. Beginning June 25, galleries will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, with extended evening hours to 7 p.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays. Gallery admission is $18 for adults, $16 for veterans and seniors, $12 for students, $8 for children 6 to 16, and free for children 5 and under. Members are admitted free year-round. 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass. Call 413-662-2111 or visit massmoca.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Norman Rockwell Museum

9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass.

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

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

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

Thursday, July 21: "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.

Thursday, July 21: Historic Property and Build a Better Baby Carriage Walks. 2 p.m. Free with Museum admission.

Thursday, July 21: "Realism and the Persistence of Memory" with Jane Eckert, Robert Cottingham, and Eric Forstmann. Join acclaimed painters Cottingham and Forstmann, and artists' representative Eckert, author, art historian, and founder of Eckert Fine Art, for an insightful conversation about art and the creative process.

Saturday, July 23: "Building Cathedral and Other Books: A Special Talk and Print Signing with David Macaulay" — an award-winning author and artist who has helped us to understand the workings of things—from simple gadgets to monumental structures. 1 to 3 p.m. Free with Museum admission, members free.

Monday, July 25: "Jackson Pollock and the Rise of Abstract Expressionism" with Helen A. Harrison. Join Harrison, director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, and adjunct lecturer in Stonybrook University's Department of Art, Art History and Criticism, for a fascinating look at the artists and critics who sparked new ways of seeing. 5:30 p.m.

Monday, July 25 to Friday, July 29: "Methods of the Golden Age Masters" with Illustrator/Painter Dan Howe. Painter/illustrator Dan Howe will share his rich knowledge of the approaches to drawing and painting that were used by America's most prominent Golden Age illustrators. $250; $215 members and students. 10 a.m. to 4 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. Opening reception on Saturday, July 23, 4 to 8 p.m. 50 Main St. North Bennington, Vt. Free. www.facebook.com/NBoutdoorsculptureshow. 802 442 3328.

Sculpture Now

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

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

Sheffield Historical Society

Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield.

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

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

Southern Vermont Arts Center

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

Yester House Galleries

Through Aug. 28: Summer Solo Show. Free.

Wilson Museum

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

Spencertown Academy Arts Center

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

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

July 23-Aug. 14: "Mysterious & Unexpected: The Merger of Art and Science." Opening reception: Saturday, July 23, 4-6 p.m.

Vermont Arts Exchange

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

Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29: "Fashion Camp" for ages 8 and up. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $225

Williams College Museum of Art

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

On exhibit

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

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

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

Special events

Thursday, July 21: "Labeling: A History Lesson" mini course. Museums constantly make decisions about objects and their reception. Consider the implications of these decisions by creatively recrafting WCMA. 4 p.m., Free, registration required.

Thursday, July 21: "Food Lab" workshop. Get a taste of the role science plays in your kitchen with artist and chef Lexa Walsh. 5 p.m. on the patio. Free, rain or shine.

DANCE

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.

Saturday, July 23: Part of Art Omi, diverse group of dancers from all over the world take part in a forum to share individual work with the public before exhibiting their collaborative projects later in the month, intimate evening of live performance, free, 5-6:30 p.m.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

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

Exhibits

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

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

Ted Shawn Theatre

Wednesday, July 20 - Sunday, July 24: BalletX, Philadelphia's premier contemporary ballet company.

Wednesday, July 27 - Sunday, July 31: Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks, with Brooklyn Rider, an evening of intimate solos and duets.

Doris Duke Theatre

Wednesday, July 27 - Sunday, July 31: ARIAS Company, world premiere of a contemporary work that challenges notions of identity, bias and stereotype.

PillowTalks

All free; held at Blake's Barn

Friday, July 22: "Choreography as Visual Art." 5 p.m. Art historian Susan Rosenberg and Zvi Gotheiner of ZviDance explore the common ground inhabited by dance and visual arts

Saturday, July 23: "New Director, New Directions." 4 p.m. In her inaugural year as director of Jacob's Pillow, Pamela Tatge shares some of her initial impressions and goals for the seasons ahead in this candid conversation.

Classes

(Ruth St. Denis Studio)

Thursday, July 21: Class with Inside/Out Artist: Swing with Caleb Teicher. 4 p.m. The opportunity to learn the basics of swing dance. Open to all experience levels, ages 12-plus; $10 per person. Preregistration required. Participants younger than 18 will need a parent's signature on a liability waiver.

Films

(Blake's Barn)

Sunday, July 24: "Feelings are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer." 4:30 p.m. This film explores the career of radical artist Yvonne Rainer who revolutionized both modern dance and film, including rare footage and fascination interviews with her contemporaries. Tickets $10.

On the Pillow campus

July 22-24: Weekend Out at the Pillow. Annual LGBTQ weekend includes free events, a Saturday evening dance party, a special tour, and film screening at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

14 Castle Street in Great Barrington, Mass.; www.mahaiwe.org, 413-528-0100.

Friday, Saturday, July 22, 23: Paul Taylor Dance Company, one of the world's premier modern dance companies, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $25 to $65. Family Matinee 3 p.m. Saturday, $20 per family up to six ($5 per extra person).

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

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

Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29: West African Dance & Drum Workshop with Jamal Jackson Dance Company. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. For ages 9 to 18. Participants learn a traditional dance from Mali, explore new ways to create movement within this dance, present a public performance, and learn to cook simple healthy meals. $200/$180 members for the week-long program. Scholarships are available. Pre-registration is required.

FAIRS, FESTIVALS AND FAMILY FUN

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.

Arlington Garden Club

Saturday July 23: "Over Time," flower show celebrating the 75th anniversary of the club's service to our communities. 1 to 3 p.m. Open to the public. Community House, Arlington Center, Vt.

Bascom Lodge

Atop Mount Greylock, www.bascomlodge.net

Sunday, July 24: Krysha - Herbs & Health. 6 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, July 27: Dublin Porter music. 6 p.m. Free.

BEHOLD! New Lebanon

The living museum of contemporary rural American life.

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

Bennington 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 1985-91.

Berkshire Athenaeum

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

Monday, July 25: Explorer Club, Crafts and activities. 2 p.m. (Registration is required, call the Berkshire Athenaeum to sign up).

Wednesday, July 27: Tom Lee. Storyteller. 1 p.m.

Berkshire Carousel

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

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

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

Berkshire Museum

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

Ongoing programs

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

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

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

Bidwell House Museum

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

Saturday, July 23: Plant Dyes and Fibers. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn how to process wool and plant-based fibers, such as milkweed and dogbane while dyeing skeins in an outdoor dye bath. Members, $10; non-members, $15.

Bushnell-Sage Library

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

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

Clark Art Institute

225 South St., Williamstown, Mass.

413-458-2303; clarkart.edu.

Sunday, July 24: Summer Sunday — "Spanish Rhythms." 1 to 4 p.m. Family art making, activities, and performances in celebration of "Splendor, Myth, and Vision," activities are free — gallery admission is charged.

Crane Museum and Center for the Paper Arts

Off West Housatonic Street, Dalton, Mass. 413-684-6380

Monday through Friday, 1-5 p.m.

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

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

Dorset Historical Society

Route 30 at Kent Hill Road, Dorset, Vt.; 802-867-0331.

Thursday, July 21: Third Thursday Lunchtime Lecture, noon. See DHS's large-scale artifacts — sleighs, carriages, farm equipment—stored off-site. Bring a sandwich; coffee and dessert provided. Carpool or walk from DHS.

Fiesta Flea Markets at Bradley Farm

Route 7, Lanesborough, Mass.

Saturday, July 23: Market, music and food all day. Fiesta concerts start at 6:30 p.m.

Great Barrington Bandstand

Behind Town Hall, Great Barrington, Mass.

Saturday, July 23: Concerts by David Grover, 10 a.m. Free.

Great Barrington Greenways

Saturday, July 23: Community Celebration. Celebrate Great Barrington's connection with the Appalachian Trail. Various events. 11 a.m., 2 and 5 p.m. info@gbtrails.org

Herman Melville's Arrowhead

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

Wednesday, July 27: Book release party and reading "Red Barn, Vol. 2" 6 p.m. Free.

Hudson Opera House

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

Through Monday, Aug. 15: "The Legend of the Giant Caterpillar," Hudson Theater Project seven-week workshop, directed by Carol Rusoff. Mondays, Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m., Saturdays 1-4 p.m. (no workshop July 4), Ages 13 – 25; registration is required.

Monday, July 25 - Wednesday, July 27: "Chess for Kids" 3-5 p.m. Three-day chess course designed for beginners, more experienced players, or those who have never played before. Ages 7 – 14, all materials provided. Free; registration is required.

Monday, July 25: "Music & Movement for Toddlers" 10-11 a.m. Free. Preschoolers to age 5.

Lee Library

100 Main St., Lee, Mass.

Writers Read, reading series, fourth Tuesday, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

July 26: Patty Crane and Lori Desrosiers;

Lenox Library

18 Main St., Lenox, Mass.

Tuesday, July 26: Terry a la Berry. 11 a.m. to noon. Free.

Mac-Haydn Children's Theatre

1925 State Route 203, Chatham, N.Y. 518-392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org

Friday and Saturday, July 22-23: "The Frog Prince." A scheming witch plots to take over the kingdom, and turns a prince into a frog. Will his new friends hop to the rescue in time? Can he leap in to save them all? 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $10, discounts for groups.

Midnight Madness

Bennington, Vt.

Thursday, July 21: Downtown Bennington, Vt., retail extravaganza with incredible bargains all throughout downtown. All downtown shops open late, some until Midnight. 7 p.m. to midnight. 802-442-5758.

Norman Rockwell Museum

9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass.

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

Friday, July 22: Kids Create! An Early Childhood Program. Dynamic, interactive hands-on art experiences for young art lovers, ages 3 to 6, and their caregivers. Children $6, $4 members. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, July 26: 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, July 27: 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.

Park McCullough House

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

Thursday, June 23: 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.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

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

July 22: Just for Fun: Vanaver Caravan - A Celebration of American Dance Styles. 1 p.m. This talented crew of dancers and musicians offer a show of Lindy Hop, Charleston, Hip Hop, Clogging, and Body percussion. Free.

Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives

46 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass. www.stockbridgelibrary.org, 413-298-5501

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

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar

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

Thursday, July 21: Will Boyce, "The Roads That Dreams Take" (poetry) 5:30 p.m.

Friday, July 22: Jo Page, "Preaching in My Yes Dress," 7 p.m.

The Mount

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

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

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

Third Thursdays

Upstreet Pittsfield's award-winning street festival, 3rd Thursdays, returns for its 10th season. North Street, Pittsfield, Mass., will be closed to vehicular traffic from West Street to Linden Street and will be filled with music, performance, food and community activities. 5-8 p.m.

Thursday, July 21: Food theme. With chef demos and a big Third Thursday birthday bash and the unveiling of the Pittsfield Paintboxes.

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 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.

Saturday, July 23: Naumkeag Garden Party. 4-7 p.m. Naumkeag. Under 40: $75; Fletcher Steele Level Ticket: $150; Mabel Choate Level Ticket: $250; 125th Anniversary Level Ticket: $1,250

Saturday, July 23: Midsummer Night Swing. Live music, dance. 8-11 p.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass.

Tuesday, July 26: Plein Air in Abstract. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Member $60; Nonmember $75.

Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show

Wednesday, July 6 - Sunday, Aug. 14: Wednesday through Sunday each week. 8 a.m. - approximately 4 p.m. www.vt-summerfestival.com

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

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

Tuesday, July 26: "The British Aristocracy from Victorian Decline to the Great War," Gary Darden. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.

FILM

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

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

General seating, open to the public.

Monday, July 25: "Zemene," 4 p.m. "Love and Taxes," 8 p.m.

Family Flicks Under the Stars

Morgan Lawn, top of Spring Street, Williamstown, Mass.

Outdoor summer film series presented by Images Cinema. Each film screens at sundown (around 8:15 to 8:30 p.m.) Free, for all ages. Concessions available. Bring your own chairs, blankets and bug spray.

Sunday, July 24: "Groundhog Day" (1993).

Outdoor Movies at Clapp Park

West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, Mass.

Hosted by the City of Pittsfield's Recreation Program. Free. Movies begin at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.) Bring your chairs and blankets.

Friday, July 22: "Inside Out"

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

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

Tuesday, July 26: "Enter the Faun."

MUSIC

Bennington Chamber Music Conference

All concerts free, open to the public.

Greenwall Auditorium, Bennington College.

Saturday, July 23: Martin Bresnick: Going Home (Vysoke, My Jerusalem) for oboe, violin, viola, and cello; Jonathan Leshnoff: String Quartet #3 — Carpe Diem String Quartet; Arthur Foote: Piano Quartet in C major, Op. 23

Wednesday, July 27: Ludwig van Beethoven: Serenade in D major, Op.25 for flute, violin, and viola; Lionel Nowak: Four Green Mountain Sketches for flute and cello; Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence for string sextet

Berkshire Choral Festival

Jackman L. Stewart Center, Berkshire School, Route 41, Sheffield, Mass.

www.berkshirechoral.org, 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, July 23: Beethoven, conducted by John Sinclair, accompanied by the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: $20-$45.

Berkshire Concert Choir

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

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

Monday, July 25: Summer Sing: Sing along with the choir, directed by Paula Nuss. Music provided. Donations of non-perishable food for local pantries requested.

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

Faculty recitals:

Thursday, July 21: Vento Chiaro Woodwind Quintet, 7 p.m.

Student recitals:

Friday, July 22: Chamber Music, 2:30 p.m., featuring students in the BUTI Young Artists Wind Ensemble

Tuesday, July 26: Young Artists Orchestra Faculty, 7 p.m.

West Street Theatre:

Sunday, July 24: Faculty Recital Thomas Weaver, piano, 7 p.m.

Student recitals:

Saturday, July 23: Young Artists Piano Program, 11 a.m.

Cabaret Alive V!

343 Huntington Road, Worthington, Mass.; 413-238-5593.

Saturday, July 23: The theme is disco. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m.; dinner is at 6 p.m. Tickets: $25, must be purchased or reserved in advance. Co-hosted by Arts Alive in the Hilltowns and The Worthington Historical Society.

Chesterwood

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

Friday, July 22-Friday, July 29, Friday, Aug. 5-Friday, Aug. 26: "Chesterfest" Americana Music Series, 5:30 p.m., $10 adults; children free.

Clark Art Institute

225 South St., Williamstown.

Tuesday, July 26: Local singer-songwriter Bernice Lewis presents an evening of lively folk music for all ages. 6 p.m. Free. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic meals. Barbecue fare and beverages available for sale.

Concerts on the Green

Downtown Manchester, Vt.

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

Tuesday, July 26: So Far

Concerts at Windsor Lake

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

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

Wednesday, July 27: Bang-on-a-Can All Stars

Dalton CRA

400 Main St., Dalton 413-684-0260, www.dalton cra.org

Thursday, July 21 (Rain date July 22): Concert on the Memorial Lawn featuring the Eagles Band. 7 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, July 22: Annie Guthrie CD Release Show.: "A whole new dynamic to folk music." Members, $10 non-members, $15.

Saturday, July 23: Vance Gilbert. Who else would name their most recent album "Old White Men", and actually have recorded a groundbreaking, heart-breaking title song to back it up? Members, $20 non-members, $25.

Hope Church

259 Kemble Street, Lenox, Mass. hopechurchlenox.com

Thursday, July 21: Tim Zimmerman and the King's Brass in concert, 7 p.m. Free. All are welcome.

Lilac Park Concerts

Main Street, Lenox, Mass.

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

Wednesday, July 27: Andy Kelly Jazz Ambassadors, New Orleans-style

Live on the Lake

Controy Pavilion on Onota Lake, Pittsfield, Mass.

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

Wednesday, July 27: Shyne

Marlboro Music Festival

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

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

Mass MoCA

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

Through July 30: Bang on a Can Summer Festival. Events spanning the three-week festival, with gallery recitals most days. Saturday, July 16, 11:30 a.m. KIDS CAN TOO! $5 members , $8 not-yet-members, Club B10; Saturday, July 23, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 8 p.m. All-Stars bring Eno's pioneering ambient work to life in an expanded performance that includes a full orchestra of festival fellows, $5 members, $12 students, Bang alum and advance, $18 day of, $24 preferred, Hunter Center.

Meetinghouse Concerts

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bennington

108 School St., Bennington, Vt.; 802-440-9816, www.uubennington.org.

Friday, July 22: Kalpas 4tet: A world music band with Brian D'Angelo on percussion. 7:30 p.m. $10; $5 for children; $25 max for families.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Federated Church at Charlemont, Route 2, Charlemont, Mass.

Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com or at the door, cash and checks only; $23 adults, under 16 years free. Open seating for every concert. No reserved seats. Doors open 30 minutes before the concert.

2016 Summer Festival

Friday and Saturday, July 22-23: The Laredo-Robinson Duo. Jaime Laredo, violin, Sharon Robinson, cello. 7:30 p.m. Handel-Halvorsen, Passacaglia; Mozart, Duo in G major, K. 423, Irwin Schulhoff; Duo; Zoltan Kodaly, Duo.

Music from Salem

25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. www.musicfromsalem.org or 518.232.2347

Children and Youths Workshops

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

Friday, July 29: Youth Workshop at the Greenwich Youth Center, 3 p.m.

Open rehearsals

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

Party in the Park

Noel Field, North Adams, Mass.

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

Thursday, July 21: Hair Ballz

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

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

Wednesday, Thursday July 22-23: Vanaver Caravan's "Turn, Turn, Turn! Celebrating Pete Seeger in Dance & Music" 8-10 p.m. $30/$25 members/$15 students.

Monday, July 25: Summer Sings with David Smith, Director of Concerts in the Village. 7-9 p.m. This is the last in a series of three summer sings and focuses on five centuries of part songs.

Rock On Bandfest

Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield

413-329-2280

Friday, July 22: Concert featuring students in the Rock On! Young Musicians Workshop, an intensive two-week program of instrument instruction, playing in bands, songwriting,recording, and performing. 2 p.m. Free. Boland Theatre in the Koussevitzky Arts Center.

Sandisfield Arts Center

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

Saturday, July 23: "TriplePlay" Chris Brubeck, Peter "Madcat" Ruth and Joel Brown, music performance, 8 p.m., $20, children under 12-$10.

Sevenars Music Festival

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

Sunday, July 24: "From Leipzig to Paris, with Piano, Oboe, Bassoon, and Violin," works of Bach, "Double Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C Minor," to gems of the French repertoire, played by master musicians, 4 p.m. $20 suggested donation.

Shire City Sessions

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

Monday, July 25: Banditos with special guests Chris Meranda and the Wheel

Sounds of Summer

VFW, Great Barrington, Mass.

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

Southern Vermont Arts Center

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

Thursday, July 21: "Red, White, Yellow & Blue," 7:30 p.m., $42 students $18.

Saturday, July 23: Steve Hancoff: From Tragedy to Transcendence: Bach, Casals and the Six Suites for Cello Solo. 3 p.m.

Monday, July 25: MMF Young Artists Concert, 7 p.m., $10, students free. Riley Center for the Arts, BBA

Tuesday, July 26: Northshire Performing Arts at SVAC. 7 p.m.

Springside Park

874 North St. (Route 7), Pittsfield, Mass.

www.hebertarboretum.com

Concerts Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Hebert Arboretum. Free.

Tuesday, July 26: Eagles Big Band "Swing' concert

Summer Noontime Concert Series

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

All concerts on Mondays at noon. Free.

Monday, July 25: Robert Hansler, organ.

Summer Sing

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

Monday, July 25: Sing along with The Berkshire Concert Choir, directed by Paula Nuss. 7:30 p.m. Music provided. Donations of non-perishable food for local pantries requested.

Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp

5 Catamount Lane, Bennington, Vt.

Students perform on piano and sing with the Summer Sonatina Singers on Thursdays, June 23-July 21, at 7 p.m., at The Bennington, 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt. RSVP by noon the Tuesday before the performance; 802-442-7158, www.thebennington.org. Free.

An informal concert is held each Saturday, June 25-July 23, at 1:30 p.m. on the back lawns of Summer Sonatina. In the event of inclement weather, the Saturday concert is canceled. Free. Park behind the Monument Elementary School, 66 Main St., Bennington, Vt.

Tanglewood

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

2016 Festival of Contemporary Music (through July 25)

Thursday, July 21: TMC Fellows, works of Lutoslawski, Salonen, Lindberg and Stucky, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall.

Friday, July 22: Phibbs, Abrahamsen, Currier and Dennesy, 2:30 p.m., Ozawa Hall.

Saturday, July 23: The Fromm Concert, The Fromm Players, works of Gee, Ogonek, White, Jalbert, Crockett and Levering, 2:30 p.m., Ozawa Hall.

Sunday, July 24: Works of Hillborg, Dean, Harvey, Boulez, Donatoni and Meltzer, 10 a.m., Ozawa Hall.

Monday, July 25: Prelude concert with a work by Messiaen, 4 p.m., Ozawa Hall; and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Stefan Asbury, conductor; Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellows, works of Benjamin and Messiaen, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall.

Friday, July 22: Prelude concert with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor; Lisa Batiashvili, violin; works of Vaughan Williams and Sibelius, 8 p.m., Shed.

Saturday, July 23: Rehearsal, Sunday program, 10:30 a.m., Shed; Boston Symphony Orchestra with Juanjo Mena, conductor; Garrick Ohlsson, piano and Raquel Lojendio, soprano; works of Tchaikovsky and Falla, 8 p.m., Shed.

Sunday, July 24: Boston Symphony Orchestra with Juanjo Mena, conductor and Veronika Eberle, violin; works of Ginastera, Mozart and Beethoven, 2:30, Shed.

Wednesday, July 27: Chanticleer, "Over the Moon," 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall.

The Mount

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

Edith Wharton's historic estate. Admission valid for 7 days, kids free every day.

Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23: Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Berkshire Jazz Collective. Saturday, Jon Suters and friends. Free. On the terrace.

Weston Playhouse

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

Monday, July 25: Benjamin Scheuer in Concert. Best known for his work Off-Broadway and Off-West End, Scheuer is hailed by the New York Times for his "reflective pop-folk songs with catchy choruses and just the occasional burst of angst."

TALKS

Lectures For Tanglewood 2016

Lenox Library, Lenox Mass.

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

Friday, July 22: Keeping Romanticism Alive: Dvo ák, Vaughan Williams, and Sibelius's Celebratory Fifth

Saturday, July 23: Spanish Ballet Music and the "Greatest Piano Concerto of Them All" (Tchaikovsky No. 1)

The Mount

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

Edith Wharton's historic estate. Admission valid for 7 days, kids free every day.

Monday, July 25: Monday Lecture Series — Critic and scholar Janice P. Nimura discusses her book, "Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back." 11 a.m. General $30; members $25. Reservations required.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

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

Boyd-Quinson Main Stage

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

July 21-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.

July 27-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.

Conversations with ...

Sunday, July 24:"peerless' playwright Jiehae Park, "The Pressure Cooker Young People Face in Order to Get into College." 1 p.m. St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Special event on the mainstage

Monday, July 25: "Divalicious" with song-writing divas jazz great Ann Hampton and cabaret star Amanda McBroom. 8 p.m. Tickets: $40 to $82.

Berkshire Playwrights Lab

413-528-2544, www.berkshireplaywrightslab.org

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

Berkshire Theatre Group

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

Through July 23: Musical "Fiorello!", a big-hearted look at Mayor LaGuardia and his battle for the people of New York City. Evening performances: Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Matinee: Saturday at 2 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge, Mass. $50 and $60.

Through July 23: "Little Shop of Horrors." Award-winning rock, horror, musical comedy. Evening performances: Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Matinee: Saturday at 2 p.m. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. $25-$75.

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. Previews: Thursday, July 21, at 7 p.m.; Friday, July 22, 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. Talkback: Monday, July 25. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, 83 E. Main St., Stockbridge, Mass. $45-$62.

Chester Theatre Company

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

Through July 24: Regional premiere, "Oh God" by Anat Gov. psychologist Ella has only one chance to talk her new patient, a very depressed God, out of destroying his most disappointing creation — humankind. 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. $10-$37.50.

Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort

55 Lee Road, Lenox, Mass.

413-881-1636, cranwell.com

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

Dorset Theatre Festival

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

July 8-23: Regional premiere, "Dear Elizabeth" by Sarah Ruhl. A lyrical and moving portrait of the friendship of American poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell that unfolds in letters. Evening performances: Wednesday through Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Sunday and Wednesday, 2 p.m. $20 to $60.

Double Edge Theatre

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

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

Fort Salem Theater

11 East Broadway, Salem, N.Y. (518) 854-9200 www.fortsalemtheater.com/

July 22-24: "Hello, Mame! Kathy Beaver." Fort Salem Theater. She grew up on the Fort Salem stage, but left in 2006 before she fully grew into some of musical theater's greatest roles. She's back, brassier, and better than ever, in a new production that takes on the iconic show-stopping numbers that put the broad in Broadway. 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, hubbardhall.org

July 22-23: Youth Theater performance of "Alice in Wonderland," directed by Virginia May Edinger. Hubbard Hall Mainstage. Friday, July 22 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 23 at 2 p.m. $10 General Admission/ $5 Student.

July 23-24: Teen Theater performance of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown!," directed by Kyra Fitzgerald. Hubbard Hall Mainstage. Saturday, July 23, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 24, at 2 p.m. $10 General Admission/ $5 Student.

Kickwheel Ensemble Theater

Shire City Sanctuary, 40 Melville St., Pittsfield. Bazaarproductions.org | (413) 418-4113

July 27-July 31: "PASSAGE," a brand new climate change romance exploring the catastrophic history and politics of the melting Northwest Passage. Pick-your-own-price Opening Night, July 27, 8 p.m. July 28, 29, 30 at 8 p.m., July 31 at 3 p.m. $20

Mac-Haydn Theatre

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

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 July 24: "Chicago" Kander and Ebb's mega-hit full of jazz, murder and mayhem.

Mettawee River Theatre Company

(518) 854-9357, mettawee.org

July 21-July 24: "Before The Sun And Moon: A Korean Folktale." Thursday, July 21, at the Methodist Church lawn, Sandgate, Vt, 8 p.m. Friday, July 22, at the Gurney Lane Park, Queensbury, N.Y., 8 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Mountain School lawn, Shrewsbury, Vt., 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at Georgi Museum lawn, Shushan, N.Y. 8 p.m.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

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

Through July 24: "Big River, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," music and lyrics by Roger Miller; book by William Hauptman. Evening performances: Wednesday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Thursday and Sunday at 2 p.m. $12-$37.

Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park

July 21–Aug. 7: Third annual free outdoor production: Shakespeare's "The Tempest." Thursday–Sunday nights at 8 on the First Street Common, Pittsfield. pittsfieldshakespeare.org

Pythagoras Theatre Works

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

July 25-Aug. 5: One-Act Plays from the Gilded Age.

Shakespeare & Company

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

Tina Packer Playhouse

Through Aug. 21: "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare. A visceral display of courtship, prejudice, money and revenge, ending ultimately in a choice between life and death. Evening performances: July 22, 23 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: July 21, 24 and 27 at 2 p.m.

July 23 – 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: July 24, at 7:30 p.m. Matinee: July 23, at 2 p.m.

Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre

Through July 30: Regional premiere, "The Taming" by Lauren Gunderson. In a hilarious red state versus blue state comedy, two political opposites spar in a strange hotel room under the watchful eye of a controlling beauty queen. July 21, 23, 26 and 27 at 8:30 p.m. Matinee: July 24 at 3 p.m.

Through Aug. 28: New England premiere, "Ugly Lies the Bone" by Lindsey Ferrentino. Newly discharged veteran bearing deep physical and emotional scars from three tours in Afghanistan builds a virtual escape from her pain through an innovative new video game therapy. Matinees: July 22 and 23 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: July 26 at 6 p.m. Matinees: July 23 at 11 a.m.; July 24 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: July 22, 23 and 27.

Talks and More

Tuesday, July 26: Artistic Insights, insightful, moderated conversations. 5 p.m. Bernstein Artist's Studio 3. Adults $8, students $4.

Wednesdays, July 27: Guided through Theatre: Bac


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