Things to do in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont for July 28 to Aug. 3



Becket Art Center

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

Friday, July 29: Yoga class, 8:30 a.m. Families Dance Together, 5 p.m., Jacob's Pillow.

Monday, Aug. 1: Start of Young People's Camp, "Theater & Video Project" (ages 9 to 14), , 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 2: Lecture — "Theatre at its Very Best," John Douglas Thompson, Obie Award-winning Canadian-American actor, 7:30 p.m.

Bennington Museum

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

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

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

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

Works on Paper Gallery

Through 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.


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,

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.


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

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

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

Clark Art Institute

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

On exhibit

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

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


Friday, July 29: Tapas Bar, 3 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 30: Sensing Place Hike: Nature Journaling on Stone Hill, 10:30 a.m., free. Meet at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill.

Saturday, July 30: Plein Air drawing at Thomas Schütte: Crystal, 1 to 4 p.m, free.

Sunday, July 31: Family art making, activities, and performances in celebration of Splendor, Myth, and Vision, 1 to 4 p.m., activities are free – gallery admission is charged.

Wednesday, Aug. 3: Drop in figure drawing class, 2:30 to 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." Opening reception Saturday, July 16, 5 to 7 p.m. CCCA Gallery

Community Access to the Arts

Now through Sunday, 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.

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

DownStreet Art Thursday

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

Thursday, July 28: "Meet Your Neighbors," 5 to 7 p.m., free.

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, July 29: Painting demonstration with artist Tony Conner. 11 a.m.

Saturday, July 30: "Architecture's Odd Couple — Frank Lloyd Wright & Philip Johnson" slide lecture by author Hugh Howard on his new book. 3 p.m. Space is limited, please reserve.

MCLA Gallery 51

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

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

Thursday, July 28: "Wayfinding" opening. 5 p.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.

Housatonic Valley Art League

107 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, Mass.

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.

Hudson Opera House

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

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


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.

Martha Canfield Library

528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, Vt., 802-375-6153

Friday, July 1-30: 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

"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.

Meeting House Gallery

154 Hartsville New Marlborough Road (Route 57), New Marlborough, Mass.;

Gallery hours: Through Aug. 28; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sept. 1-Oct. 2, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, July 29 - Sunday, Aug. 28: "Wild Life" A mixed-medium invitational show. Opening reception, Friday, July 29, 5 to 7 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum

9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass.

May-October and holidays open daily 10 a.m. to 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 to 18, $6; Children 5 and under, free.

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

Thursdays July 28; Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25: "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 July, August, September: Historic Property and Build a Better Baby Carriage Walks. 2 p.m. Free with Museum admission.

Thursday, July 28: "The Wyeth Legacy: A Family of Artists" with Virginia O'Hara. Trace the artistic legacy of the Wyeth family across three generations. 5:30 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.

One World Conservation Center

413 US Route 7S, Bennington, Vt.; 802-447-7419

Thursday, July 28: Thistledown Studio artist reception for Nan Wilson. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Enter Nan Wilson's world of nature art: dragonflies, spiders, amphibians, preying mantis, uncultivated plants and the lifecycles of butterflies and moths. Light refreshments.

Readsboro Glassworks

6954 Main St. (lower level), Route 100, Readsboro, Vt.


July 29-31: Summer open studio and sale. Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of the Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival. Special sale on blue glass. Glass-blowing demonstrations throughout the weekend.

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. Tours offered July 10, Aug. 14.

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.


Friday, July 29 - Saturday, July 30: "Looking Out, Looking In: Painting Windows and Doors in Watercolor " workshop with Robert O'Brien, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members: $175, Non-members: $190. Studio I at SVAC.

Monday, Aug. 1 - Friday, Aug. 5: "Create with Clay!" summer camp with Barbara Childs, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Members: $180, Non-members: $200. Studio I at SVAC.

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.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center

790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, N.Y.

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

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

The White Gallery

342 Main St., Lakeville, Conn.,


Gallery hours: Saturday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday, July 29 – Sept. 5: "Crossing the Lines." Group show features artists Joe DiMaggio, JoAnne Kalish and Dennis Wheeler, who have all enjoyed successful careers in the publishing world as photographers and designers with both Sports Illustrated and Time Inc. Saturday, July 30: Opening artists' reception, 5 to 7 p.m.

Vermont Arts Exchange

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

Monday, Aug. 1- Friday, Aug. 5: "Painting in Monet's Garden" 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, July 28: "State of the Art/Art of the State" mini course. Delve into works from "African Art Against the State" and put them into conversation with politically significant American Art. 4 p.m. Free, registration required.

Thursday, July 28: "WTF + WCMA: A Guided Tour" tour. Williamstown Theatre Festival actors bring WCMA's collection to life in this trip through the galleries that makes protagonists of portrait sitters. 6 p.m. Tour starts and ends on the patio. Free, rain or shine.

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.


Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

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


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

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

Ted Shawn Theatre

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

Wednesday, Aug. 3 - 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

Thursday, July 28 - Sunday, July 31: ARIAS Company, world premiere of a contemporary work that challenges notions of identity, bias and stereotype.

Wednesday, Aug. 3 - 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.)

Thursday, July 28: Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, 6:15 p.m. Exploring the depth of human connection within a multicultural framework.

Friday, July 29: Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. 6:15 p.m. Unique, cross-cultural blend of Ukrainian and American aesthetics derived from classical, contemporary and folkloric styles.

Saturday, July 30: Contemporary 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. 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.


All free; held at Blake's Barn

Friday, July 29: "Treasures Recovered." 5 p.m. More than four decades after Ted Shawn's death, scholars continue making important archival discoveries, including a previously unknown treasure trove at the New York Public Library, which can be sampled here for the first time.

Saturday, July 30: "What Rehearsal Directors Do." 4 p.m. Risa Steinberg explores her current assignment with Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

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

Friday, July 29: Just for Fun: West African Dance and Drum Workshop Performance. 1 p.m. Choreographer/dancer Jamal Jackson, drummer Frank Malloy IV, and the kids from the dance and drum workshop sweep us up in a high energy display of West African dance from Mali. Free.

Friday, July 29: Miracle and Monstah: Dance Omi Alumni Concert at PS21. 8 p.m. Stephanie Miracle and Monstah Black present multi-disciplinary solo dance performances. $30/$25 members/$15 students

Monday, Aug. 1 - Friday, Aug. 5: RIOULT Dance Workshop. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants, age 8 to 14, learn modern dance technique and choreography from the Rioult Dance Company and perform on the PS21 stage. $200/$180 members for the week-long program. Scholarships are available. Pre-registration is required.


9th Annual Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival

Friday, July 29: Opening Ceremonies 5-8 p.m. Blueberry Jell-O to slide on, swim in and play in. Food concessions. Location to be announced.

Saturday, July 30: Blueberry Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Deerfield Valley Rotary, 8-11 a.m., Matterhorn 248 VT-100, West Dover Vt. Donations required. 802-464- 8092.

Saturday, July 30: Festival Parade featuring local floats and marching bands. 11 a.m. (Be seated along the parade route by 10:45 a.m.) Craft fair, barbecue, contest for blue-inspired spectators, demonstrations, music, bouncy houses, vintage cars and after-parade festivities. 802-464- 8092,

Saturday, July 30: 6th Annual Blueberry Festival Craft Fair. 9 am – 4 p.m. Arts, crafters and homemade yummies at Layla's Riverside, 145 Route 100, West Dover, Vt.

Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31: 30th Annual Time Line Event. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Walk-through re-enactor camps from 3rd Century Rome to modern day. Route 100 at the Dover Forge in West Dover, Vt. Admission: $5. (802) 368-7913,

Sunday, July 31: Hike to the top of Haystack 9:30 a.m.– noon. Water bottles and proper shoes required. From the intersection of Route 100 and Route 9 in Wilmington: Take Route 9 west for 1.1 miles. Turn north onto Haystack Road. Take second left onto Chimney Hill Rd. Take next right onto Binney Brook Road, follow to end. Turn right on to Upper Dam Road. Bear left at the next intersection. The trailhead, marked with a USFS sign, is on the right. Limited roadside parking is available in the vicinity.

Sunday, July 31: Blueberry Splash, 1-6 p.m., Lake Whitingham. Boat parade at 2 p.m. meet at High County Marina for line-up. End of Fairview Avenue, Wilmington, Vt.

Tuesday, Aug: 2, Blueberry Pajama Party and Story Time. 7 p.m. Boyd Family Farm, 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, Vt. 802- 464-5618

Wednesday, Aug. 3: Tie Dye Your Blueberry Shirt. 11 a.m. Boyd Family Farm, 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, Vt.

Wednesday, Aug. 3: Blueberry Bingo Night, 6 p.m., Masonic Temple on Route 9 East, Wilmington, Vt.

17th Annual Blueberry Festival

Sunday, July 31: Early 19th Century craft demonstrations and wares, antiques, live music and entertainment, magic act, activities for children, animals, birds of prey, sheep-shearing, plus many unique and highly talented craft vendors and artisans. Blueberries galore and a blueberry pancake breakfast, in addition to a wide selection of tasty food items and baked goods. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults $7 – under 12 FREE. 11550 State Route 22, Austerlitz, N.Y.

Adams Quaker Meeting House Tours

Maple Street Cemetery, Adams, Mass.

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

Bascom Lodge

Atop Mount Greylock,

Sunday, July 31: JoAnne Spies and the Elemental Orchestra. 6 p.m. Free.

Sunday, July 31: "Incantations and Song Magic," 2 to 4 p.m. J.K Rowling has designated Mount Greylock as the home of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Create incantations, chants or poems based on your character. Rhythm instruments provided or found outdoors. Register by Wednesday, July 27: e-mail spiesarts@gmail. Pay what you will — legal tender or dragon heartstring

BEHOLD! New Lebanon

The living museum of contemporary rural American life.

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

Bennington Battle Monument

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

Friday, July 29: Plymouth Fife and Drum Concert. 1 p.m. Free.

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.

Sports Movie

Snacks included. 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2: "Space Jam" (Rated PG); Thursday, Aug. 11: "Sandlot" (Rated PG); Tuesday, Aug. 16: "The Racing Stripe" (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.

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.

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.

Clark Art Institute

225 South St., Williamstown, Mass.


Sunday, July 31: Summer Sunday — "Human Tower Expo" 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.


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, now through Aug. 27: Concerts by David Grover, 10 a.m. Free.

Herman Melville's Arrowhead

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

Monday, Aug 1: Old Salts Day at Arrowhead: any sailor, mariner, Marine free.

Hudson Opera House

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

Mondays, now 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.

Mac-Haydn Children's Theatre

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

Friday and Saturday, July 29-30: "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.

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.

Friday, July 29: Kids Create! An Early Childhood Program. Dynamic, interactive hands-on art experiences for young art lovers, ages 3 to 6, and their caregivers. Children $6, $4 members. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 2: 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. 3: 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., (802)442-4551

Thursday, July 28: 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,

Friday, July 29: Just for Fun: West African Dance and Drum Workshop Performance. 1 p.m. Choreographer/dancer Jamal Jackson, drummer Frank Malloy IV, and the kids from the dance and drum workshop sweep us up in a high energy display of West African dance from Mali. Free.

Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives

46 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass., 413-298-5501

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

The Mount

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

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


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

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

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

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

Sunday, July 31: Word X Word Semifinals. 7 p.m. Local storytellers compete for a spot in the finals to be held during the annual WordXWord Festival, Aug. 9-13. Free. Stable.

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.

Friday, July 29: The Secret Life of Bats. 4-6 p.m. Bartholomew's Cobble, 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield, Mass. Members $5; Nonmembers $10.

Tuesday, Aug. 2: Plein Air in Style. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Member $68; Nonmember $85.

Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show

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


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. 1: "Brundibar Revisited," 4 p.m. "Sabena Hijacking: My Version," 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 31: "School of Rock" (2003).

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 29: "Hotel Transylvania 2"

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

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

Aug. 1-7: Film Festival — CONSTRUCT IT! "Unfinished Spaces," Aug. 1; "Bauhaus in America," Aug. 2; "Metropolis," Aug. 3. 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.

Sunday and Monday, July 31 and Aug. 1: Lillias White, "The Lillias White Effect," stories from her personal and show business life. 8 p.m. $45.

Bennington Chamber Music Conference

Greenwall Auditorium, Bennington College, Vt.

All concerts free, open to the public.

Saturday, July 30: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quintet in Eflat major for horn and strings; Jesse Jones: Unisono for clarinet, violin, and piano; Donald Crockett: The Ceiling of Heaven for piano quartet

Wednesday, Aug. 3: Luigi Boccherini: Cello Quintet to be announced; Bohuslav Martin: La revue de cuisine; Gian Carlo Menotti: Suite for two cellos and piano

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, July 30: Dvorak, conducted by Gary Thor Wedow, accompanied by the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: $20-$45.

Berkshire Scenic Railway

98 Crowley Ave., North Adams, Mass.

July 29; 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:

Saturday, July 31: Chamber Music, 2:30 p.m., featuring students in the BUTI Young Artists Wind Ensemble

West Street Theatre:

Thursday, July 28: Percussion Ensemble, 6 p.m.

Saturday, July 30: Young Artists Piano Program, 11 a.m.

Seiji Ozawa Hall

Saturday, July 30: Concert Young Artists Orchestra, 2:30 p.m. Paul Haas, conductor. Mahler, Symphony No. 6. Tickets available in advance at and the BSO Box Office, or day-of at the Ozawa Hall Gate: $12.

Sunday, July 31: Concert Young Artists Wind Ensemble, 2:30 p.m. H. Robert Reynolds, conductor. Bates (BUTI ' 94), Mothership; Etezady (BUTI ' 90), Shoutout; Grainer, Children's March, Colonial Song and Shepherd's Hey; Holst, First Suite in E-Flat for Military Band; Stamp, Gvorkna Fanfare; Strauss, Serenade, op. 7; Wagner/Cailliet, Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral. Tickets available in advance at and the BSO Box Office, or day-of at the Ozawa Hall Gate: $12.

Tanglewood campus

Tuesday, Aug. 2: Tanglewood on Parade student performances. Chamber music, Chamber Music Hall, 2:30 p.m.; Young Artists Orchestra and Chorus,4:30 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed, Paul Haas and Katie Woolf, conductors

Tickets available at; $24 and up (open seating for BUTI performances with Lawn Pass).


4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge, Mass.


Friday, July 29: "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. 2: Legato Blues Band

Concerts at Windsor Lake

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

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

Aug. 3: The Brave Brothers Band

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, July 29: Bill Staines: "Gentle lilting voice, spacious melodies and common-chord lyrics give his songs a homespun grace." Members, $15; non-members, $20.

Saturday, July 30: Christine Lavin and Don White. "They meld their comedic gifts with the best instincts of modern folk music." Members, $25; non-members, $30.

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

Aug. 3: Jill Gallagher Band

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.

Marlboro Music Festival

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

Now 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

Through Friday, July 30: Bang on a Can Summer Festival. Events spanning the three-week festival, with gallery recitals most days. Saturday, July 30, 4 to 10 p.m. Bang on a Can Marathon, six-hour festival finale, $5 members, $12 students, Bang alum and advance, $18 day of, $24 preferred, Hunter Center

Music from Salem

25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. or 518.232.2347


Advance tickets: or 518-677-2495

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

Sunday, July 31: "The Winged Energy of Delight." Kennedy, Mompou, Villa-Lobos and Korngold.

Listening Club

Saturday, July 30: "Madama Butterfly." 2 p.m. Peter Subers and the cast from the Hubbard Hall Opera Theater. Tickets: $10. Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

Children and Youths Workshops

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

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

Open rehearsal

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

Music Mountain

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

Chamber music schedule

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

Saturday, July 31: Mid Summer Benefit, all tickets $75.

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.)

Friday, July 30: Catskill Jazz Factory presents Will and Peter Anderson Quintet, "Sax Squared."

Party in the Park

Noel Field, North Adams, Mass.

Thursdays, July 7 - Aug. 25: Free community concert series. 6-8 p.m. every Thursday. Presented by radio stations WUPE and WNAW. A full concert line up will be available at or

June 28: Whiskey City.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

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

Saturday, July 30: Howard Fishman Band. 8-10 p.m. Singer, guitarist, composer Howard Fishman and his band offer an evening of New Orleans Jazz, Bluegrass & Gypsy swing. $25/$20 members/$14 students.

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, July 31: "Piano Quartets and more from the Manchester Music Festival." Manchester Music Festival performers featuring Bulgarian violinist Joana Genova and conductor, Ariel Rudiakov; program will include Mozart's "Piano Quartet in G Minor," Rachmaninoff's "Sonata for Piano and Cello," and Fauré's "Piano Quartet in C Minor," 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.

Aug. 1: Primate Fiasco plus Sounds and Tones: Artist Showcase.

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, Manchester, Vt.

Thursday, July 28: "Handel to Modern, 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.

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. 1: Andrew King, piano; music of J.S. Bach and Robert Schumann.


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

Thursday, July 28: Danish String Quartet, works of Norgard, Mendelssohn and Beethoven, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall.

Friday, July 29: Prelude concert with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Paul Lewis, piano, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor; Jonathan Biss, piano; works of Mozart and Mahler, 8 p.m., Shed.

Saturday, July 30: Rehearsal, Saturday program, 10:30 a.m., Shed; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin; works of Corigliano, Sibelius and Beethoven, 8 p.m., Shed.

Sunday, July 31: Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert, with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor, and Paul Lewis, piano; all-Brahms program, 2:30 p.m., Shed; Chick Corea Trio featuring Christian McBride and Brian Blade, 75th birthday celebration, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall.

Tuesday, Aug. 2: "Tanglewood on Parade," with Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Stéphane Denève, Giancarlo Guerrero and John Williams, conductors; including works of Ravel and Tchaikovsky, 8 p.m., Shed. (Fireworks to follow).

Wednesday, Aug. 3: Nelson Freire, piano; works of J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Shostakovish, Rachmaninoff and Chopin, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall.

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.

Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30: Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, The Benny Sharoni Quartet. Saturday, The Benny Sharoni Quartet. Free. On the terrace.


Bidwell House Museum

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

Saturday, July 30: History Talk: "Memory Places: Rethinking Historic Landscapes in Native American and Colonial New England" by Christine M. DeLucia, Assistant Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College. Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham, Mass. Members, $10; non-members, $15.

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 29: Two Worlds: Mahler's Last Symphony and Mozart's Last Piano Concerto

Saturday, July 30: Music of Splendor: Beethoven's Seventh Symphony and the Sibelius Violin Concerto

Manchester Community Library

138 Cemetery Avenue / Route 7A, Manchester Center, Vt.

Wednesday, Aug. 3: "From Rembrandt to Vincent Van Gogh and Beyond" with author and art educator Carol Berry. 7 p.m.

Stephentown Historical Society

Monday, Aug. 1: Planters and Plain Politics: How Van Buren Changed Party Politics, a talk by James McKay of Lindenwald. 7:30 p.m., at the Stephentown Heritage Center, 4 Staples Road (corner of Garfield Road), Stephentown, N.Y. Free.

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar

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

Saturday, July 30: Deborah and Susannnah Melone, "Farmers' Market" (poetry and performance) 3 p.m.

The Mount

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

Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 1 and 2: Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Howard Blum discusses his most recent book, "The Last Goodnight: A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure and Betrayal." Monday at 4 p.m.; Tuesday at 11 a.m. Reservations required. General $30; members $25.

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

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

Tuesday, Aug. 2: "The Making of Puccini's Madama Butterfly: Berkshire Opera Festival at Ventfort Hall," Jonathon Loy & Brian Garman. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.

Williams College Museum of Art

Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown, Mass.


Thursday, July 28: "State of the Art/Art of the State." 4 p.m. Delve into works from "African Art Against the State" and put them into conversation with politically significant American Art. Free.

WordXWord Festival

Friday, July 29: Poetry Slam Semi Finals, 7 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. Free. May contain mature content.

Sunday, July 31: Story Slam, "U-Turn", 7 p.m., The Mount, 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, Mass. Free. May contain mature content.


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. Evening performances: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Matinees: Sunday at 5 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m. Tickets: Starting at $20.

St. Germain Stage

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

Through 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.

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.

Aug. 3-27: "Constellations" by Nick Payne. The infinite question of "what if?" is raised. Previews: Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 3-4, 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.

Friday, July 29: Comedian Rita Rudner, 8 p.m., The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. Tickets: $35, $65.

Chester Theatre Company

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

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

Thursday, July 28: Joint reading with WAM Theatre for a free reading of Lauren Gunderson's smart, sly play, "The Revolutionists," directed by WAM Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven, 2 p.m., Talkback follows. Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road, Chester.

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.

July 28-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. 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

Friday, July 29: "Katherine Skinner: Happy Days Are Here Again," The Cabaret at Fort Salem Theater. Teen Katherine Skinner has studied cabaret artists while working for San Francisco's Bay Area Cabaret. From her 2015 appearances on "American Idol" to her memorable portrayal of Mother Nature at the Fort in last season's "Little Red Riding Hood," Katherine has processed what she's learned from example and generated her own unique style. Limited seating; advance reservations required. Dessert and coffee. $25. Doors open at 7:30 for an 8 p.m. show.

Sunday, July 31: "88 Keys and Me: Deborah Young-Weiler." Fort Salem Theater. She was 3 years old when Grandma taught her how to play piano; at 9, she was accompanying church services. Classically trained, she toured the country in concerts, taught in colleges, and played in bars. Retired to Vermont, Deborah has chosen to come out of retirement for her Salem debut, in which she will trace her musical development from Grandma's piano bench to the one behind the Steinway at the Fort. Sunday at 2 p.m. $20.

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.

July 28-Aug. 7: "Into the Woods" Fairy tales collide in this musical twist on happily ever after.

Aug. 1: "The Real Desperate Housewives of Columbia County." Original script and lyrics by Carl Ritchie and music by Wayne Moore tell it like it is about the locals, weekenders, divorce, marriage, parties and more in a tongue-in-cheek take on "Real Housewives" shows. 3 and 8 p.m.

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.


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