Things to do in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont for June 16 - 22



Arts Alive in the Hilltowns

Cummington Community House, Main Street, Cummington, Mass.; 413-238-0192

June 1-30: "Shedding Some Light," original watercolors and oils by artist Natalie Stafford. Free.

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.

Saturday, June 18: Art exhibit opening, 2 p.m. Kristin O'Neill, David Rothstein, Harold Ware and Ellen Kaiden.

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.

Mid-June: Grandma Moses Gallery. Largest public collection of paintings by Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860-1961) in the world.

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.

Berkshire Artist 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.

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

On view now: "Blueprints," original Blueprints from the Former Methodist Church. On view now.

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

Thursday, June 30: Opening reception for three new exhibitions, 6 to 9 p.m. "Berkshire Artists of the Contemporary Artists Center 1990-1999," "Sarah Sutro — Colors" and "Art and 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, June 18: Makers Day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., see demonstrations by some of the most innovative makers who call the Berkshires home. 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.

June 18 - 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

June 11-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.


Saturday, June 18: "The Nude: Sacred and Erotic," concert by the Four Nations Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., $30 adult, $25 for Clark members, $15 student, $10 children under 10. From 6:30–7:30 p.m., ticketholders enjoy private access to Splendor, Myth, and Vision; tapas and drinks available for purchase at 6 p.m.

Sunday, June 19: "Nudity and Nakedness in Renaissance Europe," 3 p.m., free lecture.

Sunday, June 19: Father's Day BBQ, seatings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., $32 adults, $30 for Clark members, $14 children 12 and under. Reservations required.

Monday, June 20: "Body and the Beat: Summer Solstice Gathering,: 6 – 9 p.m., free, $10 gallery admission.

Columbia County Center for the Arts:

209 Warren Street, Hudson N.Y.

Now through Wednesday, July 6: "Human Impact: Living in the Anthropocene Age."

Eclipse Mill Gallery

243 Union St. (Route 2), North Adams, Mass.,

Gallery hours: Friday-Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

Now through June 26: "Art in Black and White." Contemporary wall quilts by Lee Sproull and photography and sculpture by Dan Milberg.

Ferrin Contemporary Gallery

1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass.

June 18–Aug. 7: "Exposed: Heads, Busts, And Nudes," a group show of ceramic figural sculpture by masters 1950–present.

Good Purpose Gallery


Saturday, June 18: "Arts Marketplace" a new and exciting fine art and artisan exhibition and sale by artists throughout the Berkshires. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Spectrum Playhouse, 20 Franklin Street, Lee, Mass.

Great Barrington Historical Society

Wheeler Farmstead, 817 S. Main Street (Route 7), Great Barrington, Mass.

Jim Bremer's "Lost Highway" photo art exhibit, with an emphasis on scenes from western Massachusetts. See how Bremer uses the magic of Photoshop to bring vintage scenes and classic cars together in a thought-provoking and visually stimulating experience. Free The exhibit will be open every Saturday through June.

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.

Hudson Opera House

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

Through Monday, July 4: "Waterfront Future: Designing resilience for an epoch of rising tides." Free.


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

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

On display through Thursday, June 16: IS183's 25th Anniversary Faculty Art Show in 2016! Work will be on display in non-traditional gallery spaces in Williamstown.

Monday through Friday, June 13 to 17: Intensive! Batik Art: Painting with Wax with Angel Heffernan from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Explore and play with one of the oldest textile design techniques, batik, to create unique and beautiful pieces of fabric. Citizens' Hall, Stockbridge.

Tuesday through Friday, on June 14 to 17: Intensive! Drawing the Figure with Yura Adams from 12:30 to 4 p.m. The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass.

Tuesday through Thursday, June 14 to 16: Intensive! Portfolio Photography: 3D Object with Wit McKay from 1 to 4 p.m. Citizen' Hall, Stockbridge.

Knox Gallery

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

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

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfield, Mass.

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

Free and open to the public

Through June 25: "I Am More Than Who You Think I Am," featuring a display of photographs of more than a dozen local women facing housing instability taken on black-and-white film by Stockbridge photographer Julie McCarthy.

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," opening celebration 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Free to the public. 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," opening celebration 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Free to the public. 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.

The Meeting House Gallery

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

Gallery hours: June 18 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, June 17 - Sunday, July 10: "Vessels" A mixed-medium invitational show. Opening reception, Friday, June 17, 5 to 7 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum

9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass.

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

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

Friday, June 17: Opening of exhibit, "Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World." Exhibit explores the contrast between the abstract and realist movements, placing works by Rockwell, Wyeth and Warhol side by side with Pollock, Calder, Johns and over 40 other preeminent artists. On view through Oct. 30.

Saturday, June 18: "Imaginings," an afternoon with Jerry Pinkney, the museum's newest Artist Laureate. Starting at 1 p.m. An award-winning illustrator, Pinkney will present a special talk about his picture books, which reflect his love of literature, history, and personal identity. A display of his original watercolor paintings and process studies will be on view, and a book signing and reception will follow. Free for members or with regular museum admission.

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

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

Sheffield Historical Society

Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield, Mass.


Saturday, June 18: Opening reception for "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.

Shire City Sanctuary

40 Melville St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Friday, June 17 - Saturday, June 18: Weave a Potholder Rug. Learn everything from material selection, washing, cutting weaving and then caring for your very own Potholder Rug. $350 tuition includes the use of all tools and materials. Friday at 10 a.m., Saturday at 4:30 a.m.

Southern Vermont Arts Center

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

Yester House Galleries

Through July 3: Instructor Show. Free.

Wilson Museum

Now through Tuesday, July 12: Modern Alchemy: The Art of Glass Exhibition.


Saturday, June 17 - Sunday, June 18: "Capturing People in Motion" workshop with Angie Hauch, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members: $175, Non-members: $190. Studio II at SVAC and off-campus locations.

Friday, June 17 - Saturday, June 18: "Vivid Landscapes in Acrylic or Oil" workshop with Robert Carsten, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members: $175, Non-members: $190. Studio II at SVAC.

Monday, June 20 - Friday, June 24: "The Lost Art" summer camp with Heather Thomas, grades 3 - 6, 9 a.m. to noon. Members: $85, Non-members: $95. Studio II at SVAC.

Spectrum Playhouse

20 Franklin St., Lee, Mass. 413-394-5023,

Saturday, June 18: Artisan Marketplace featuring a curated selection of independent artisans from the Berkshires and beyond. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An opportunity to buy one-of-a-kind handcrafted items and foods directly from the artisans who make them.

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"

Through Sunday, June 26: "Bodies of Substance and Shadow" presents the richness of gifts to the museum from Williams College alumni celebrating their reunions this year.


Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

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


Wednesday, June 22 - 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.

Wednesday, June 22 - 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

Saturday, June 18: Season Opening Gala, featuring world premiere created by former Boston Ballet principal dancer Yury Yanowsky.

Wednesday, June 22 - Sunday, June 26: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet in a program featuring the 13-member ensemble's versatility and artistic range.

Doris Duke Theatre

Wednesday, June 22 - Sunday, June 26: Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe, a program of flamenco dance and powerful live music.

Inside/Out Stage (All performances free.)

Wednesday, June 22: The Bang Group. 6:15 p.m. Contemporary and percussive movement executed with wit and ingenuity.

On the Pillow campus

Third Thursday event on June 16 in Pittsfield, Mass., and Opening Gala on June 18: "Truck," performed in the confines of a 17-foot box truck.

Lenox Contradance

Lenox Community Center ballroom, 65 Walker St., Lenox, Mass.; 413-528-4007,

Third Saturdays of month: 7:45-11 p.m. Beginners warmly welcomed, come early. Come alone or with someone. All ages. $12 adults, $6 students.

Saturday, June 18: Music by Kathleen Fownes on fiddle, and Jim Fownes on piano with calling by Peter Stix.

Sandisfield Arts Center

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

Sunday, June 19: "Inside Jacob's Pillow and the World of Dance with Anna-Marie Holmes, lecture/performance, 2 p.m., $20 adults, $10 students, Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Rd, Sandisfield, 413-258-4100


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.

Berkshire Athenaeum

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

Thursdays June 16: Thursday morning play and learn. 10 a.m.

Berkshire Knapsackers

Sunday, June 19: Southern Extension of the South Taconic Trail

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.

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.

Dewey Memorial Hall

91 Main St., Sheffield, Mass. sheffieldcontradance, 860-672-6101

Sunday, June 19: Annual Father's Day Pancake Breakfast. Outdoor griddled pancakes with real maple syrup, sausages and local blueberries. Also 50/50 raffle. Tickets at the door: 7 adults, $3 children younger than 12, free for kids 6 and younger.

Great Barrington Greenways

Saturday, June 18: Exploring our watershed. 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Climb our Hills into History/Walk Along the River's Edge/Paddle Through Time. 8:45 a.m. registration at Mahaiwe Theatre.

Mass MoCA

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

Saturday, June 18: Dan Zanes' Lead Belly Project, 2 p.m. Zanes, the Grammy-winning Springsteen of the pre-teen set, dives headlong into the music of iconic American folk and blues legend, Huddie William Ledbetter, best known as Lead Belly. $12 kids 6-16, $18 advance, $24 day of, kids 5 and under free. Courtyard C or Hunter Center.

Saturday, June 18: Opening celebration for the Kidspace exhibit, "Here Comes the Sun," Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Federico Uribe's magical, colorful, sculptural menagerie of animals. Chicago-based artist Nick Cave wraps the Kidspace ArtBar in a graphic Kaleidoscopic Playground, a participatory art-making lab inviting visitors to explore their senses, emotions, and self. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free.

Park McCullough House

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

Thursdays, June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18: Croquet play, buffet dinner and cash bar. 6 to 8 p.m., $100 for 10 weeks of play.

Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, June 18: Great Barrington Heritage Day. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center

Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, N.Y.

Friday, June 17: Hidden Gardens Tour festivities kick off with the Twilight in the Garden Cocktail Party, 6 p.m. at a private home in Spencertown, N.Y. with a glorious pastoral setting. $80.

Saturday, June 18: Garden Market on the Green. Unusual plants, vintage garden décor, containers, furniture and more presented by 20 dealers. Garden demonstrations. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Spencertown Village Green across the street from the Academy, free.

Saturday, June 18: Garden lecture. Adam Wheeler, an illustrated talk about deer proof and resistant landscaping. 8:30 a.m., $20 (including continental breakfast).

Saturday, June 18: 12th annual Spencertown Academy Arts Center Hidden Gardens Tour, a self-guided tour celebrating the art of the garden. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain or shine), $35.

Stephentown Historical Society

Sunday, June 19: 35th Annual Stephentown Historical Society Strawberry Festival. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check Stephentown Historical Society on Facebook to confirm date for this and other programs.

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.


Wednesdays, June 22: Ghost Tour, 7:30 p.m., $24 general, $20 12 to 18 years.

Third Thursdays

Upstreet Pittsfield's award-winning street festival, 3rd Thursdays, returns for its 1oth 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, June 16: Health theme. Green Mile Road Race and a dance party with DJ BFG on the main stage plus healthy demos from Berkshire Yoga Dance and Fitness Studio, salsa dance lessons from Alan Franco, chair massages and more.

The Trustees

Serving the Berkshires, Pioneer Valley and Central Massachusetts

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

Sunday, June 19: Father's Day Canoe Trip. 10 a.m.- 1p.m. Bartholomew's Cobble, 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield, Mass. Member Adult $24, Kids(9-16) $9; Nonmember Adult $30 Kids (9-16) $15

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

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

June 18: Weston Birthday Bash. Join The Vermont Country Store, the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, and the town of Weston for a fabulous birthday bash. Parade, birthday cake, and scavenger hunt. Plus, live music, local food and drink, and an evening Playhouse Party performance. Free, but seat reservations are required.


Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

14 Castle St., Great Barrington;, 413-528-0100

Saturday, June 18: Great Barrington Heritage Day historic movie screenings: "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937) at 10 a.m., "King Kong" (1933) at 4 p.m. and "Pretty Poison" (1968) at 7 p.m. Admission with $5 Great Barrington Heritage Day button.


Aston Magna Festival, 413-528-0100

Saturday, June 18: "Love and Lamentation — 17th Century Italian Monody," 6 p.m., Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, Mass. Tickets $35/40 at the door; discounts online.

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, June 19 and 20: Niko Tsakalakos, "The Niko Songbook," a mixture of rock, pop and jazz with lyrics that will amaze you. 8 p.m. $35.

Berkshire Gateway Jazz Festival

June 16-19, 2016

Downtown Lee

Thursday, June 16: "Keep On Keepin' On" Justin Kauflin and Clark Terry, documentary screening; 6 p.m.; Lee Library. Free. (Rated R for language.) Donations accepted.

The Lucky Five concert; , 8 p.m.;Lee Meeting House. Free.

Friday, June 17

Gallery Art Show & Reception; ; 4 to 6 p.m.; Lee Meeting House. Free.

Bria Skonberg concert, ; 8 p.m.; Lee Meeting House; $30 ($25 in advance)

Saturday, June 18: Gallery Art Show; ; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Lee Meeting House. Free.

Justin Kauflin concert; 8 p.m.; Lee Meeting House; $30 ($25 in advance)

Jazz Brunch featuring "Release The Penguins"; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Starving Artist Café & Creperie, Lee.

Jazz Saturday in the Park — Free outdoor jazz concerts and food vendors. Noon to 3 p.m.; Church Park, Lee; Free.

Sunday, June 19: Jazz Brunch featuring "Rich Vinette Quintet"; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Starving Artist Café & Creperie, Lee.

Boston University Tanglewood Institute

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

Trinity Church 88 Walker St., Lenox, Mass.

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

Faculty recital:

Monday, June 20: Terry Everson, trumpet, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, June 22: Eric Ruske, French horn, 6 p.m. Faculty Recital String Workshops Faculty, 7:30 p.m. Trinity Church

Celebration of Jewish Music

Sunday, June 19: "The Jewish/ African-American Connection: Lecture/Performance," 4 p.m. A discussion, with live music and recorded examples, about the similarities and differences between the two genres, and how they have influenced each other. Free. Lenox Public Library, 18 Main St., Lenox, Mass. 413-637-0197.

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.

June 22: JP Murphy Band

Eagles Band

Pittsfield Commons Performance Pavilion, 100 First St., Pittsfield.

Tuesday, June 21: "Concert in the Park," 7 p.m.

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, June 17: Harpeth Rising: "Banjo and violin mixed with cello and foot percussion create an exciting and unique blend of musical genres that include folk, rock, bluegrass, classical and roots music." Members, $20; non-members, $25.

Saturday, June 18: Jemima James: "The very definition of a soul singer, her voice is rich and plaintive, her storytelling salty and true." Members, $15; non-members, $20.

Mass MoCA

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

Saturday, June 18: Dan Zanes' Lead Belly Project, 2 p.m. Zanes, the Grammy-winning Springsteen of the pre-teen set, dives headlong into the music of iconic American folk and blues legend, Huddie William Ledbetter, best known as Lead Belly. $12 kids 6-16, $18 advance, $24 day of, kids 5 and under free. Courtyard C or Hunter Center.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

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

Tickets available at 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, June 17-18: The keyboard music of J.S. Bach, performed as heard in Bach's time, on harpsichord, and performed on modern piano. Gregory Hayes, harpsichord, Sally Pinkas, piano. 7:30 p.m.

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.)

June 19: Penderecki String Quartet.

Twilight Series

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

June 18: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players.

Park McCullough House

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

Sunday, June 19: Concert — Reeds Amis and JJ Beck, 6 p.m. Carriage Barn.


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

Friday, June 17: Popular Artist Series, Dolly Parton, 7 p.m., Shed.

Saturday, June 18: Popular Artist Series, Earth, Wind & Fire, 7 p.m. Shed

Sunday, June 19: Popular Artists Series, Brian Wilson presents "Pet Sounds" with special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, 2:30 p.m. Shed.

Tuesday, June 21: Popular Artist Series, Jackson Browne, 7 p.m. Shed.

West Stockbridge Historical Society

9 Main St., West Stockbridge, Mass.

413-232-4270, www.

Saturday, June 18: Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, 6 p.m. Members free; non-members, suggested $10.00 donation at door.


Arlington (Vt.) Garden Club

Shaftsbury Community House, 453 Old Depot Road, Shaftsbury, Vt.


Tuesday, June 21: Business meeting at 1 p.m., followed by a floral arranging workshop presented by Maryanne Wood. New members welcome.

Bascom Lodge

Atop Mount Greylock,

Sunday, June 19: Men's Health and Myths with John Kozinski. 6 p.m. Free.

Bidwell House Museum

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

Saturday, June 18: History Talk: "Past & Present: Praying Town to Casino — Current Issues of Sovereignty for Native Americans." 10 a.m. Eugene R. Fidell, who teaches Federal Indian Law and American Indian Tribal Law at Yale Law School, will highlight some of the hottest issues facing Native America today. Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham, Mass. Members, $10; non-members, $15.

Bloomsday in Williamstown

1401 Green River Road, Williamstown, Mass.

Thursday, June 16: Sixth annual event. Read aloud from "Ulysses," beginning at 3 p.m., in the garden under the trees. Raise a glass to James Joyce; BYOB. Báhn Mi sandwiches by Daniel Flach of Bon Tricycle available for purchase. Will move to the BarN as dusk falls.

Dorset Historical Society

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

Thursday, June 16: Third Thursday Lunchtime Lecture, noon. DHS Curator Jon Mathewson on the "Woodscrape," Vermont events that may have influenced the founders of Mormonism. Bring a sandwich; coffee and desserts provided.

Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives

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

Saturday, June 18: Second Annual William Selke Memorial Lecture: How Paleontology Can Help Save the World presented by Dr. Warren Allmon. $5 suggested donation. 4 p.m.

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar

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

Friday, June 17: Shade Gallery opening at The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar, 5 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 18: C.W. Huntington, "Maya" (a novel) 4 p.m.

Monday June 20: Robert Sugarman, "Antibes 1950" (a novel), 7 p.m.

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

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

Tuesday, June 14: "My Father, Victor Borge," Frederikke Borge. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.

Tuesday, June 21: "Joseph McArthur Vance: Architect for the Berkshires and Beyond," Jeffry A. Bradway. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.


Barrington Stage Company

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

Boyd-Quinson Main Stage

June 17-July 9: World premiere "American Son," Examination of our nation's racial divide through the eyes of an estranged, bi-racial couple. Preview performances: Friday-Sunday, June 17-19. 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. (no matinee Wednesday, July 6). Tickets: Starting at $20.

St. Germain Stage

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

June 16-July 16: "Kimberly Akimbo" by David Lindsay-Abaire. A hilarious and heart-rending play about a teen with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than normal. Preview performances: Thursday and Friday, June 16 and 17. Evening performances: Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Sunday, Thursday and Saturday at 3 p.m. Talkbacks: Wednesdays, June 29 and July 6. Tickets: Starting at $20.

Conversations with ...

Tuesday, June 21: "American Son" playwright Christopher Demos-Brown, "The Power of Drama in Discussing Social Issues." 4 p.m. St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Berkshire Playwrights Lab


Friday, June 17: Berkshire Playwrights Lab 2016 Gala, performance and party 7:30 p.m. $125. Wyantenuck Country Club, 46 W. Sheffield Road, Great Barrington, Mass.

Berkshire Theatre Group

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

June 15-July 23: Musical "Fiorello!", a big-hearted look at Mayor LaGuardia and his battle for the people of New York City. Previews: Wednesday and Thursday, June 15-16, at 7 p.m.; Friday, June 17, 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, June 20. Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge, Mass. $50 and $60.

June 22-July 16: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams. A powerful depiction of greed and deception that lies in the heart of a Southern American family. Previews: Wednesday, June 22, at 7 p.m. Evening performances: Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Matinee: Saturday at 2 p.m. (July 1 only at 1 p.m.). Fitzpatrick Main Stage, 83 E. Main St., Stockbridge, Mass. $45 and $62

Dorset Theatre Festival

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

June 16-July 2: "Table Manners," the second play in Alan Ayckbourn's acclaimed comic trilogy, "The Norman Conquests." Presented in collaboration with Vermont's Weston Playhouse and Northern Stage. Evening performances: Wednesday through Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Sunday and Wednesday, 2 p.m. $18 to $52.

Fort Salem Theater

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

Sunday, June 19: "Benita Zahn: Always Asking Questions," dinner theater cabaret at Gardenworks Farm, 1055 Route 30, Salem. Popular TV news anchor in a solo cabaret that asks and answers questions about loves and lives longed for, lived through, and lost. Limited seating; advance reservations required. Four-course dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. $65.

Monday, June 20: "Benita Zahn: Always Asking Questions," The Cabaret at Fort Salem Theater. Limited seating; advance reservations required. Dessert and coffee. $25. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for 2 p.m. show.

Living Room Theatre

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

Through June 18: "Men Of Tortuga" by Jason Wells. A dangerous comedy. Wednesdays to Saturdays 7:30 p.m.

Mac-Haydn Theatre

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

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 June 19: "Nice Work if you Can Get it," an all Gershwin hit musical and rip-roaring comedy.

Mixed Company Theatre

37 Rossetter St. Great Barrington, Mass. Reservations: 1-800-838-3006,

June 18-July 9: "Man's Best Friend" A Dog Park Story. A new one-act play written and directed by Linda Josephs about the fascinating dynamic between dogs and dogs, dogs and humans, and humans and humans. Fridays, Saturdays at 7: 30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. $25.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

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

Through June 19: "The 39 Steps," a long-running Broadway comedy mixes a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, adds a dash of Monty Python to create a fast-paced whodunit. Evening performances: Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Thursday and Sunday at 2 p.m. $12-$37.

Sandisfield Arts Center

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

Saturday, June 18: "Our Town" with the Sandisfield players, theater, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., $20 adults, $10 students,

Shakespeare & Company

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

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. June 17, 19 and 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Matinee: June 18, at 3 p.m.

June 16 – Aug. 28: New England premiere, "Ugly Lies the Bone" by Lindsey Ferrentino. Newly discharged veteran bearing deep physical and emotional scars from three tours in Afghanistan builds a virtual escape from her pain through an innovative new video game therapy. Evening performances: June 16 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee: June 19 at 3 p.m.

Sharon Playhouse

49 Amenia Road, Sharon, Conn., 860-364-7469.

Performances: Thursdays at 2 and 7 p,m,, Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 1,p.m. and 5:30 p.m. $15-$47.

Friday, June 16 through Sunday, July 3: "Gypsy," the 1959 musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents, is loosely based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with "the ultimate show business mother." Opening night is June 16 at 7 p.m.

Town Players of Pittsfield

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

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

June 17-26: Fully staged production of "Win/Lose/Draw" by Ara Watson and Mary Gallagher, directed by Melanie Rivers. June 17-19 and 24-26, Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

WAM Theatre

Sunday, June 19: Fresh Takes Play Reading, "The Oregon Trail." 3 p.m. No. Six Depot Roastery & Café, 6 Depot St. West Stockbridge, Mass. $20.

Monday, June 20: Post-show discussion, "Fresh Takes/Your Take," companion class to reading of "The Oregon Trail." 7 p.m. OLLI at Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield, Mass. $139 all readings/companion classes; $40 one reading/companion class.


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