Things to do in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont for June 2 to 8
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. Opening reception: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 10. Free.
Friday, June 3: First Fridays Artswalk art shows every first Friday of the month featuring more than 20 artists in the Upstreet Cultural District. Openings 5 to 8 p.m. Free. After-party at the Whitney Center for the Arts 8 to 10 p.m. Free. (42 Wendell Ave.) Downtown Pittsfield, Mass. (413)443-6501. www.FirstFridaysArtswalk.com
1405 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y.
Ongoing: Summer exhibition featuring new works in The Fields Sculpture Park and Visitors Center gallery by Rob Fischer, Folkert de Jong, Freya Powell, Andreas Savva and Charley Friedman. Children's crafts, tractor rides and light refreshments will be available. Free and open to the public. 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 4: Saturday Children's Workshop for ages 4 to 12. Themes and activities are connected with the artists, artworks and ideas featured in the current exhibition in The Fields Sculpture Park. $12 per child or $20 for two. Drop off/Pick up at the Benenson Visitors Center.
Through Sunday, July 24: Charley Friedman will show work in Visitors Center Gallery. Free. Located in the Newmark Gallery.
75 Main St., Bennington, Vt.; 802-447-1571, www.benningtonmuseum.org.
June through October, open daily 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or call 802-447-1571 for more information. Admission — $10 adults; $9 seniors and students over 18; free, children and students under age 18. Wheelchair-accessible. Group tours offered for 10 or more individuals.
Through Wednesday, June 15: "3D Digital: Here and Now. Bennington Makes — the World Takes!" Showcasing the burgeoning use of 3D digital technology in art, design and manufacturing right here (in Bennington, Vt.), right now.
Regional Artists Gallery
Through Sunday, July 10: "Out of This World," works by Sally Gil. The works in this exhibition suggest lush abstract landscapes with layers of paint and a variety of found print material.
39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.; 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org.
Ongoing: "Finding Raven: Art and Stories from the Northwest Coast." Travel with Raven to the Northwest Coast and experience the rich heritage of the Native peoples, portrayed in dramatic storytelling and striking art objects.
Saturday, June 4: WeeMuse Art Lab, 11 a.m., try art-making activities with a fun science twist. Included with regular museum admission.
Sunday, June 5: "Renoir: Revered and Reviled," 2 p.m., documentary film about the work of artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. $8.
Clark Art Institute
225 South St., Williamstown, Mass. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu
Thursday, June 2: Williamstown Theatre Festival presents a reading of "The Roommate" by Jen Silverman, 2:30 p.m., free.
Columbia County Center for the Arts:
209 Warren Street, Hudson N.Y. www.artscolumbia.org
Now through Wednesday, July 6: "Human Impact: Living in the Anthropocene Age." Opening reception Friday, May 28, 5 to 7 p.m. CCCA Gallery.
Ferrin Contemporary Gallery
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass.
On view through June 5: Selected works from Peter Pincus and Steven Young Lee. Known for his meticulous and dazzling geometric high design, Peter Pincus works in colored porcelain "to create three dimensional paintings out of pots." Also, Steven Young Lee, whose work has been collected by several museums including the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Museum and appears in many private collections.
51 Main St. North Adams, Mass. 413-662-5320, www.mcla.edu/gallery51
Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sunday noon - 4 p.m.
Through June 24: , "Waiting: A Camera Phone Photography Show," a collaborative effort between the campus and Brigham Young University of Provo, Utah. A camera-phone exhibition of in-between moments.
Great Barrington Historical Society
Wheeler Farmstead, 817 S. Main Street (Route 7), Great Barrington, Mass.
Through June: 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.
Hancock Shaker Village
Routes 41 and 20, Pittsfield, Mass. 413-443-0188 or hancockshakervillage.org.
Through Oct. 30: "Living on Earth: The Work of Robert Hite," exhibition, daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., included in regular admission.
Hudson Opera House
327 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. 518-822 1438
Saturday, June 4 - Monday, July 4: "Waterfront Future: Designing resilience for an epoch of rising tides." Free. Opening reception and public talk with Libby Zemaitis (Cornell Climate-Adaptive Design Studio) and Nancy Richards (Catskill Waterfront Resilience Task Force), Saturday, June 4, 4-6 p.m.
13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. 413-298-5252, is183.org
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.
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield, Mass.
Wednesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. 413-499-9348, discoverpittsfield.com
Free and open to the public
Friday, June 3-25: "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. Opening reception Friday, June 3, 5-8 p.m.
Galleries are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Tuesdays through June 24. Beginning June 25, galleries will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, with extended evening hours to 7 p.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays. Gallery admission is $18 for adults, $16 for veterans and seniors, $12 for students, $8 for children 6 to 16, and free for children 5 and under. Members are admitted free year-round. 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass. Call 413-662-2111 or visit massmoca.org
On view now:
"Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder," on view now. 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.
"The Space Between." The Space Between disperses installations by seven artists in interstitial or transitional spaces throughout the campus and beyond to investigate ways to actively inhabit this state of "just passing through."
"Richard Nonas: The Man in the Empty Space," on view now. In one of his most ambitious projects to date, the artist's quietly powerful sculpture will occupy and transform MASS MoCA's Building 5, the museum's signature gallery, nearly a football field in length.
"Anselm Kiefer," on view seasonally, May through November. The long-term exhibition includes Étroits sont les Vaisseaux (Narrow are the Vessels) (2002), an 82-foot long, undulating wave-like sculpture made of cast concrete, exposed rebar, and lead.
"Sol Lewitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective," on view now. LeWitt — who stressed the idea behind his work over its execution — is widely regarded as one of the leading exponents of Minimalism and Conceptual Art, and is known primarily for his deceptively simple geometric structures and architecturally scaled wall drawings.
"Franz West: Les Pmmes d'Adam," on view seasonally, May through November. A monumental outdoor sculptural ensemble on extended loan from the Hall Art Foundation that is infused with humor and a particular delight in visual and linguistic puns.
"Barbara Takenaga: Nebraska," on view now. Takenaga creates a new work for a wall in the Hunter Hallway at MASS MoCA. Known for her small, labor-intensive, exuberant abstractions composed of matrix-like swirling patterns of dots, here Takenaga translates her meticulous handcrafted easel-sized work to wallpaper.
"Ran Hwang: Untethered," on view now. Using thousands upon thousands of buttons and pins, Korean artist Hwang installed "Untethered," a 140-foot-long sculpture featuring 14 birds, including six phoenixes.
"Michael Oatman: All Utopias Fell," on view seasonally, May through November. A project in three parts: The Shining, The Library of the Sun, and Codex Solis.
"Natalie Jeremijenko: Tree Logic," on view now. In Tree Logic, the art of the piece is not found in its condition at any single point in time, but in the change of the trees over time. When inverted, the six trees in this experiment still grow away from the earth and towards the sun.
"Don Gummer: Primary Separation," on view now. The sculpture consists of a massive granite boulder, 12 feet long by 6 feet tall, sawed in half.
"Stephen Vitiello: All Those Vanished Engines," on view now. Starting with the inherent resonance of the pipes and metal drums in the Mass MoCA Boiler House, Vitiello composed a layered sound installation that can be explored throughout the building.
"Christina Kubisch: Clocktower Project," on view now. The bells and beautiful brass clockworks share the tower with solar panels, electronic sound system, and a computer with Kubisch's unique program on its flash disc.
Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass.
May-October and holidays open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursdays until 7 p.m. in July and August. www.nrm.org
Admission: Members, free; Adults, $18; Seniors (65 and up) $17; Veterans, $16; College students with ID, $10; Children/teens 6 — 18, $6; Children 5 and under, free.
Through Sunday, June 5: "Mac Conner: A New York Life." Celebrate the art of one of America's original "Mad Men," illustrator Mac Conner.
Through Oct. 30: "Build a Better Baby Carriage." Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Norman Rockwell's first "Saturday Evening Post" cover, "Boy with Baby Carriage," with this outdoor display of quirky, contemporary sculpture.
Friday, June 3: "Meet Rockwell's Models." Find out what it was like to pose for America's favorite illustrator from Rockwell's own models, who share their personal experiences. 3 p.m. Free with museum admission; members free.
Saturday, June 4: "Phoning It In: Staying Connected in a Pre-Digital Age." 5 p.m. Explore the history of the telephone, as depicted in mid-century illustrations, with Paul Violette, founder of The New Hampshire Telephone Museum. To register: 413-931-2221. Free with museum admission; members free.
Sandisfield Arts Center
5 Hammertown Raod, Sandisfield, Mass. 413-258-4100, www.sandisfieldartscenter.org
Saturday, June 4: "In the Gallery," works by Trevor Hunter. Opening reception, 2-4 p.m. Free.
June 1: REMIX, an outdoor Sculpture Exhibition presented by SculptureNow and The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass., opens. Tours offered July 10, Aug. 14.
Southern Vermont Arts Center
930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester, Vermont. svac.org, (802) 367-1303
Yester House Galleries
Now through July 3: Instructor Show. Free.
Now through Tuesday, July 12: Modern Alchemy: The Art of Glass Exhibition.
Tuesdays, ends June 7: "Spring Series: Figure Drawing" on-going seasonal program, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Members: $15, Non-members: $20. Studio I at SVAC. Register online or pay cash/check at class.
Spencertown Academy Arts Center
790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, N.Y. spencertownacademy.org
Through June 19: "From the Garden: Still Life" with artists Susie Crofut, Ann Getsinger, Patricia Gravett, Katarina Holbrook, Karen Hummel, Nina Lipkowitz, Alain Picard, Peter Seltzer. Gallery hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m.
Williams College Museum of Art
15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Suite 2, Williamstown, Mass. wcma.williams.edu/programs
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"
FAIRS, FESTIVALS AND FAMILY FUN
BEHOLD! New Lebanon
The living museum of contemporary rural American life.
Saturday, June 4 through mid-October: Different programs each week. 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 Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. www.BeholdNewLebanon.org. 518-720-7265.
1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-499-9480
Thursdays June 2: Thursday morning play and learn. 10 a.m.
39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.; 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org.
Tuesdays: WeeMuse Littlest Learners, 10:30 a.m., play and learn every week in this fun, interactive new program for children ages 6-18 months, with stories, songs, sign language, and exercise. Caregivers share stories and information from collective parenting experiences. Included with regular museum admission.
Fridays: WeeMuse Adventures, 11 a.m., children 18 months to 3 years old explore the aquarium and other galleries, included with regular museum admission.
Saturdays: Chow Time in the Aquarium, 12:30 p.m., lend a hand in the preparation of meals for the creatures that live in the aquarium, included with regular museum admission.
Bidwell House Museum
100 Art School Road, Monterey, Mass.; 413-528-6888, www.bidwellhousemuseum.org.
Saturday, June 4: Primitive Arts Skills and Fire-building. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn to make willow charcoal, quill pens, and inks from nuts and berries. Members: $10; non-members, $15.
30 Old Route 30, Bondville, Vt.
Saturday, June 4: Horse Pull Event. (Rain Date Sunday, June 5) 11 a.m. Fair Grounds.
Atop Mount Greylock, www.bascomlodge.net
Sunday, June 5: The Birds Of Mount Greylock. 6 p.m. Free.
Columbia County Historical Society
Friday, Saturday, June 3-4: Fyfes & Drumms of Olde Saratoga Colonial Re-Enactments. Re-Enactment actors dressed in 18th century military uniforms will re-enact the muster of French & Indian conflicts, the American Revolution and the Civil War eras on the back lawn of the James Vanderpoel House. All day. Parade Saturday at noon. 16 Broad St., Kinderhook, N.Y. (back lawn).
Dalton Lions Club
Memorial Day to Flag Day, June 14: "Flags of Remembrance Program." $5 donation per flag; on display near the CRA Memorial Fountain from. To get flag: At Dalton CRA, from Lions members or send to Dalton Lions Charities, 5 Lindsey Drive, Dalton, Mass.
Wednesday-Sunday, June 1-5: Dalton Fair, Dalton American Legion field. Advance ride tickets (book of 10) $7 at Dalton CRA, Dalton General Store, Greenridge Variety, all in Dalton. Fireworks Friday and Saturday night. Wristbands on Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Amusement park, food and game booths.
Dorset Historical Society
Route 30 at Kent Hill Road, Dorset, Vt.; 802-867-0331.
Saturday, June 4: Opening reception, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for new exhibits: "Heavy Metal" on foundries and blacksmithing; The Dorset Trail; Prentiss Pond images; Jessica Bond's reverse glass painting; Hunt Gilbert photos.
Hudson Opera House
327 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. 518-822-1438
Sunday, June 5: John Farrell free family concert, 2 p.m., Pocket Park at 328 Warren St., directly across from the Hudson Opera House (in the event of inclement weather, the concert will take place at the Opera House).
Martha Canfield Library
528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, Vt.
Sunday, June 5: May 2016 marks 20 years in the library building. Celebrate the library's Past, Present and Future with exhibits of history and art, music and light refreshments. 2 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
472 W. Mountain Road, Lenox, Mass. 413-637-0320 or www.massaudubon.org.
Saturday, June 4: Family Fun Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. "The Twig Family in the Oak Tree" puppet show, 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Family concert by George Wilson, 11:15 a.m. Owls, hawks and falcons, 1:30 p.m. Tom Tyning's Terrific Turtles, 3 p.m. Indoor and outdoor activities, kids' crafts, nature walks. Food for sale. Free.
20 Franklin St., Lee, Mass. 413-394-5023, www.spectrumplayhouse.org
Saturday, June 4: Families First Series: Bowey the Clown. Join Bowey The Clown, an award-winning family entertainer who has been delighting audiences for years with his comical blend of magic, ventriloquism and awesome balloon art. 11 a.m. to noon. Free with suggested donation of $5.
Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives
46 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass.
Every Friday: Children's StoryCraft. Stop by for stories and songs with Ms. Vicky, followed by a cool craft. For pre-school aged children; siblings welcome. 10 a.m.
The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar
11 Housatonic St., Lenox, Mass; Bookstoreinlenox.com 413-637-3390
Friday, June 3: Joel Sturz, acoustic guitar. 7 p.m.
Serving the Berkshires, Pioneer Valley and Central Massachusetts
Saturday, June 4: Starry Night: Planets, Stars, and the Dark Night. 8-10 p.m. Notchview, Route 9, Windsor, Mass. Members $5; Nonmembers $10
Sunday, June 5: Chainsaw Skills for Women. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Bartholomew's Cobble, 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield, Mass. Member: $200; Nonmember: $275.
Saturdays and Sundays, June 5 to 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 5: Birding by Song. 6-10 a.m. Notchview, Route 9, Windsor, Mass.
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
207 Bryant Road, Cummington, Mass.
Open July 2-Sept. 4, on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for tours. 413 532 1651x3110, westregion@TheTrustees.org
Members $5; nonmembers $10.
Saturday, June 4: "Discover Your Old Growth - on the Rivulet Trail," led by naturalist Aimee Gelinas, 10 a.m. to noon.
Zumba — Dancing in the Streets
Sunday, June 5: Free to watch and shop at, but requires a registration donation to participate in the dancing. Fundraiser Festival for PopCares, Inc. Food, beer, craft vendors, hot dog eating contest, corn hole tourney, DJ 2-6 p.m. Main Street, downtown North Adams, Mass.
Berkshire International Film Festival
Purchase season passes at www.biffma.org, 866-811-4111
14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass. 413-528-0100
Thursday, June 2: Opening Night Thursday. Screening of "Music Of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble." 7 p.m. Q&A to follow with Yo-Yo Ma.
Saturday, June 4: Screening of "A Year By The Sea," followed by a conversation with director, writer, Karen Allen and other members of the cast. 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 4: Tribute and conversation with BIFF 2016 Achievement in film Honoree and Academy Award winning actor, Bruce Dern and Doug Trumbull followed by screening of "Nebraska." 7 p.m. Also screening: "Art And Heart: The World Of Isaiah Sheffer," U.S., 2016 documentary, 10:30 a.m. "A Year by the Sea," U.S., 2016 feature, 12:30 p.m. "Silent Running," U.S., 1972, 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 5: Closing night. Screening of "De Palma" followed by Q&A with directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow Moderated by artist Gregory Crewdson. 7 p.m. Also screening: "Kid Flix Mix," shorts, 9:30 a.m. "Becoming Mike Nichols," U.S., 2015 documentary, 11 a.m. "Racing Extinction," U.S., 2015 documentary, 1 p.m. "How to Let Go of the World," U.S., 2016 documentary, 3 p.m.
70 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass. 413-528-8885
Friday, June 3: Screening at Triplex #1: "Our Women," France, 2016 feature, 9 a.m. "The Last King," Norway, 2016 feature, 11:15 a.m. "Jack," Austria, 2015 feature, 1:45 p.m. "Nuts!" U.S., 2016 documentary, 4:15 p.m. "Hitchcock/Truffaut," U.S., 2015 documentary, 6:30 p.m. "Norman Lear," U.S., 2015 documentarym 8:45 p.m. Screening at Triplex #2: "Suited," U.S., 2016 documentary, 9:15 a.m. "The Fits," Italy/U.S., 2016 feature, 11:15 a.m. "Newtown," U.S., 2016 documentary, 1 p.m. "Wednesday, May 9," Iran/Italy, 2015 feature, 3:15 p.m. "Morris from America," U.S./Germany, 2016 feature, 5:45 p.m. " Jim: The James Foley Story," U.S., 2016 documentary, 8:15 p.m. Screening at Triplex #3: " Saving Jamaica Bay," U.S. 2016 documentary, 9:30 a.m. "Shorts #1," 11:45 p.m. "Shorts #2," 2:15 p.m. " A Song for you: The Austin City Limits Story," U.S. 2016 documentary, 4:45 p.m. "Cameraperson," U.S., 2016 documentary, 7:15 p.m. "Liza and the Fox Fairy," Hungary, 2015 feature, 9:20 p.m.
Saturday, June 4: Screening at Triplex #1: "Parched," India/UK, 2016 feature, 9 a.m. "Gleason," U.S., 2016 documentary, 11:30 a.m. "Gold Coast," Denmark/Austria/Ghana/Sweden, 2015, 2 p.m. "Black Mountain Poets," UK, 2016 feature, 4:30 p.m. " Life, Animated," U.S., 2016 documentary, 6:30 p.m. "Harry Benson: Shoot First," U.S., 2016 documentary, 9 a.m. Screening at Triplex #2: "Untouchable," U.S., 2016 documentary, 9:15 a.m. "Neither Heave nor Earth," France/Belgium, 2015 feature, noon. "The People vs. Fritz Bauer," Germany, 2016 feature, 2:15 p.m. "Peter and the Farm," U.S., 2016 documentary, 4:30 p.m. "Little Men," U.S., 2016 feature, 7 p.m. "Virgin Mountain," Iceland, 2015 feature, 9 p.m. Screening at Triplex #3: "Coming Out," U.S., 2015 documentary, 9:30 a.m. "Everybody Knows ... Elizabeth Murray," U.S., 2016 documentary, 11:15 a.m. "Forgotten Farms," U.S., 2016 documentary, 1:45 p.m. "Shorts #1," 4 p.m. "Shorts #2," 6:30 p.m. "Road to La Paz," Argentina, 2015 feature, 9 p.m.
Sunday, June 5: Screening at Triplex #1: "Violin Teacher," Brazil, 2015 feature, 9:15 a.m. "The Rainbow Kid," Canada, 2016 feature, 11:30 a.m. "The Assistant," France/Belgium/Luxemburg, 2015 feature, 2:15 p.m. "Landfill Harmonic," U.S., 2015 documentary, 4:15 p.m. "The Assassin," China/Taiwan/Hong Kong/France, 2016 feature, 6:15 p.m. Screening at Triplex #2: "Musical Chairs," France, 2015 feature, 9:30 a.m. "Mountain," Israel/Denmark, 2015 feature, 11:30 a.m. "Rebel Citizen," U.S., 2015 documentary, 1:30 p.m. "Mapplethorpe," U.S., 2015 documentary, 3:45 p.m. "Lo and Behold," Germany/U.S., 2015 documentary, 6 p.m. Screeing at Triplex #3: "Trapped," U.S., 2016 documentary, 9:30 a.m. "The Witness," U.S., 2016 documentary, 11:45 a.m. "Last Cab to Darwin," Australia, 2015 feature, 2:15 p.m. "We Monsters," Germany, 2015 feature, 4:45 p.m. "Gold Coast," Denmark/Austria/Ghana/Sweden, 2015 feature 6:45 p.m.
57 North St., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-358-4780
Friday, June 3: Opening night. Berkshire Bank presentation of the 7th Annual "Next Great Filmmaker Award" and the screening of "Life, Animated" followed by a Q&A with filmmakers. 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 4: Screening at Beacon #1: "Nuts!" U.S., 2016 documentary 9:15 a.m. "Shorts #1," 11:30 a.m. "Shorts #2," 2 p.m. "Violin Teacher," Brazil, 2015 feature 4:30 p.m. Screening at Beacon #2: "Everybody Knows ... Elizabeth Murray," U.S., 2016 documentary, 9:15 a.m. "Peter and the Farm," U.S., 2016 documentary, 11:30 a.m. "Landfill Harmonic," U.S., 2015 documentary, 2 p.m. "Wednesday, May 9," Iran/Italy, 2015 feature, 4:15 p.m. Screening at Beacon #3: "Saving Jamaica Bay," U.S., 2016 documentary, 9:15 a.m. "Rebel Citizen," U.S., 2015 documentary, 11:15 a.m. "The James Foley Story," U.S., 2016 documentary, 1:30 p.m. "Mountain," Israel/Denmark, 2015 feature, 4:15 p.m.
Sunday, June 5: Screening at Beacon #1: "Kid Flix Mix," shorts, 9:30 a.m. "Black Mountain Poets," UK, 2016 feature, 11 a.m. "Jack," Austria, 2015 feature, 1 p.m. "Neither Heaven Nor Earth," France/Belgium, 2015 feature, 3:15 p.m. "The Fits," Italy/U.S., 2016 feature, 9:30 a.m. "Forgotten Farms," U.S., 2016 documentary, 11:30 a.m. "Parched," India/UK, 2016 feature, 1:30 p.m. "Cameraperson," U.S., 2016 documentary, 4 p.m. Screening at Beacon #3: "Harry Benson: Shoot First," U.S., 2016 documentary, 9:30 a.m. "Untouchable," U.S., 2016 documentary, 11:30 a.m. "The Assistant," France/Belgium/ Luxemburg, 2015 feature, 2:15 p.m. "Musical Chairs," France, 2015 feature, 4:15 p.m.
Little Cinema at the Berkshire Museum
39 South St. (Route 7), Pittsfield, Mass. berkshiremuseum.org, 413-443-7171
Sundays, June 5: Exhibition on Screen: Art & Architecture in Cinema. Documentary films explore the lives of renowned artists, their art, and the fabulous museums and galleries that are not only the custodians of masterpieces, but also works of art in their own right. 2 p.m. "Renoir: Revered and Reviled." $8
No. Six Depot Cafe & Roastery
6 Depot St., West Stockbridge, Mass. 413-232-0205
Friday, June 3: Film screening and talk " The Refugees of Shangri-La," by Doria Bramante and Markus Wienfurter. 7 p.m.
Old Chatham Quaker Meeting
539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, N.Y.; www.oldchathamquakers.org, 518-766-2992
Friday, June 3: "The Aogiri — The Phoenix Tree." Potluck at 6 p.m.; film at 7 p.m. 539 County Route 13,
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.; BarringtonStageCo.org or 413-236-8888.
Sunday and Monday, June 5 and 6: Christina Bianco, "Diva Moments," iconic songs that made divas out of the women who sang them. 8 p.m. $35.
Berkshire Bach Society
First Congregational Church
251 Main St. Great Barrington, Mass.
Saturday, June 4: Berkshire Bach's 25th Anniversary Spring Choral Concert with James Bagwell conductor; Vivaldi's "Gloria," Mozart's "Sinfonia Concertante," Bach and more; chorus with eight professional soloists and the Bard Baroque Ensemble; pre-concert "Meet and Greet" with musicians, 5:30 p.m., concert, 6 p.m.
Berkshire Music School
Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, Mass.; 413-442-1411.
Saturday, June 4: Recital from the studio of Charles Marshall, piano. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Free.
Celebration of Jewish Music
Thursday, June 2: "Sephardic Songs, Andre Previn and More," 7:30 p.m. A chamber music concert featuring world-renowned Sephardic singer Sarah Aroeste. Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington, Mass. Tickets: $25 at door. 413-528-6378.
Sunday, June 5: "Klezmer Favorites," 3 p.m. A concert of traditional favorites plus contemporary klezmer music and Yiddish theater tune. Temple Anshe Amunim, 26 Broad St., Pittsfield, Mass. Tickets: $20 at the door. 413)-442-5910.
111 South Street, Pittsfield, www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org
Thursday, June 2: "Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles," featuring hit songs including "Take it Easy," "Heartache Tonight" and "Hotel California," 8 p.m., tickets: $30 and $45.
Friday, June 3: Berkshire Dance Party and Cabaret in celebration of GLBTQ Pride Month. 8 p.m. $35, $75 for all inclusive VIP admission attendees. Must be 21-plus to attend; proof of age at the door.
Sunday, June 5: "On the Stage Series: South Shore Trio," followed by Chocolate Springs reception, trio features Berkshire native, Jennifer Muñiz on piano, and Northern Indiana/Chicago's Trevor O'Riordan on clarinet and Rudolf Haken on viola., 3 p.m., tickets: $30.
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 3: Catie Curtis. There's a good chance you've heard a song of hers in a movie or on a TV show. Kate has a warmth and joy that creates a connectedness between artist and audience. Members, $20; non-members, $25.
Saturday, June 4: Richard Shindell. "Artfully straight-forward baritone, the vocal equivalent of Shaker furniture. His melodies are just as beautifully unadorned." Members, $20; non-members, $25.
Music from Salem
25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.
www.musicfromsalem.org or 518.232.2347
All concerts at 4 p.m. at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, NY. Tickets $15 (or pay what you can).
Sunday, June 5: Cello Seminar Concert performed by professionally bound cellists that attended the week-long seminar.
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 5: 87th season opening concert and reception — Emerson String Quartet, $75.
Sandisfield Arts Center
5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield, Mass. 413-258-4100, www.sandisfieldartscenter.org
Saturday, June 4: "The Music of George Shearing and Beyond with the James Argiro Quintet, music performance, 8 p.m., $20.
Columbia County Historical Society
16 Broad St., Kinderhook, N.Y.
Wednesday, June 8: The poet Karen Chase will read from her book, "FDR on His Houseboat: The Larooco Log, 1924-1926." 6 p.m. Free.
Spencertown Academy Arts Center
Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, N.Y. spencertownacademy.org
Saturday, June 4: Poetry reading by Benjamin (Bernie) Kukoff. 4 p.m. Free.
Stephentown Historical Society
Monday, June 6 : Steam Automobiles, presented by Christopher Coon. 7:30 p.m., at Stephentown Heritage Center, 4 Staples Road (corner of Garfield Road), Stephentown, N.Y. Free.
2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass. 413-551-5111 or EdithWharton.org.
Edith Wharton's historic estate. Tour the house and gardens, enjoy lunch on the terrace, shop in the book store, or just relax and enjoy the surroundings. Kids free every day.
Sunday, June 5: "Inspired by Edith" with authors Sophie McManus and Stephanie Clifford, 4 p.m., $10 general; $8 members.
Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum
104 Walker St., Lenox, (413) 637-3206
Tuesday, June 7: "Splendor, Myth and Vision Paintings: Nudes from the Prado at the Clark," Genevieve Hulley. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.
Ashfield Community Theatre
acth.org. Ashfield Town Hall, 412 Main St., Ashfield, Mass.
Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4: "The Quick-Change Room," a backstage comedy by Nagle Jackson. 7 p.m. $12.
Barrington Stage Company
BaringtonStageCo.org, 413-236-8888, 30 Union St., Pittsfield, Mass.
St. Germain Stage
Sydell and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, Mass.
Through June 11: World premiere, musical "Presto Change-O." Three generations of magicians confront their past mistakes and re-examine what it means to be a family when the grandfather causes real magic to happen. Evening performances: Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Sunday, Thursday and Saturday at 3 p.m. Talkbacks: Wednesdays, June 1 and 8. Tickets: Starting at $20.
Berkshire Theatre Group
Box office: 413-997-4444, BerkshireTheatreGroup.org, 111 South St., Pittsfield.
Wednesday, June 8: Laugh Lounge Series at The Garage — Comedian, Andy Sandford. 8 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 the day of at the door.
6 Town Hall Place, Ghent N.Y. 1-800-838-3006, www.ghentplayhouse.org.
Through Sunday, June 5: "The Imaginary Invalid" by Moliere. This classic tale of the ultimate hypochondriac administers a mirthful injection straight to the bone. June 3, 4 at 8 p.m. June 5 at 2 p.m. $20, $17 for Friends of the Playhouse and $10 for students with ID.
1925 NY-203, Chatham, N.Y. 518-392-9292, www.machaydntheatre.org
Thursday 2 and 8 p.m., Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 4 and 8 p.m., Sunday 2 and 7 p.m., Wednesday 2 p.m.
Tickets are $33 and $34 for evening performances. Matinee seats $31. Children under 12 accompanied by an adult $14.
Through Sunday, June 5: "My Fair Lady," considered by many to be one of the greatest musicals of all time.
Oldcastle Theatre Company
Box office: www.oldcastletheatre.org, 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt.
Friday, June 3-19: "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. and Sataurday, June 4, at 2 p.m. $12-$37.
Shakespeare & Company
Box Office: 413-637-3353, www.shakespeare.org, 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 3, 4 at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: June 5 at 3 p.m.
20 Franklin St., Lee, Mass. 413-394-5023, www.spectrumplayhouse.org
Friday, Saturday, June 3, 4: "Saturday Night Liv," hosted by Liv Cummins. A live variety show where almost anything can happen — great singers and songwriters, sketch comedy, musical theater moments — in short, variety. 7:30 p.m. $10 students and seniors/$20 general.
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