Things to do in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont for June 23 to 29


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: Friday, June 10, 7 to 9 p.m. Free.

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.

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.

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.

"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,"

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 25: 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.

Sunday, June 26: "Painting the Modern Garden: From Monet to Matisse," 2 p.m., documentary film about artists and their gardens. $8.


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. Opening reception Friday, June 24, 4 to 7 p.m. $20 members, $25 general public.

Clark Art Institute

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

On exhibit

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

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

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. 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,

Season opens Thursday, June 23: 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, June 24: Painting demonstration with artist Ghetta Hirsch. 11 a.m.

Saturday, June 25: "Has your Creativity Been Hiding" workshop with Director Kinney Frelinghuysen. 10 a.m. to noon. Free with admission, please reserve.

Good Purpose Gallery


Friday, June 24-Aug. 9: "Brilliant Colors" Art by Scott Taylor and Joan Ciolfi. Opening reception, Friday, June 24, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Live Music by Gary Miller Band. Good Purpose Gallery, 40 Main St., Lee, Mass. Free.

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.

Through Friday, June 24: Intensive! Wheelworking with Ben Evans. from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Discover the basics or expand your skills at the potter's wheel Citizens' Hall, Stockbridge.

Through Friday, June 24: Intensive! Watercolor: Pushing the Envelope with Mel Stabin from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Citizens Hall, Stockbridge

June 27- 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.

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

1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass.

413-662-2111 or visit

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.

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

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

"Sarah Crowner: Beetle in the Leaves," on view now. Crowner's exhibition at MASS MoCA — her first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum — features both existing paintings and major tile works designed and fabricated for the show.

"Federico Uribe: Here Comes the Sun" on view now. The works of Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Uribe, whose magical, colorful sculptural menagerie of animals — crafted out of leather bags, bullets, shoelaces and color pencils — can raise one's spirits, even though some of the imagery is fierce.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Norman Rockwell Museum

9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass.

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

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

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

Salem Art Works

19 Cary Lane, Salem, N.Y. 518-854-7674,

Workshop costs $185 and up

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26: Introduction to Blacksmithing. Students will learn hammer control, tapering, basic curls, shouldering, riveting, hot cutting, basic metallurgy, safety, tool nomenclature, simple twists, and general "white" work. Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present. No previous experience required

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26: Introduction To Ceramics – Anagama/Train Kiln Firing. Workshop participants with receive instruction on basic clay modeling and construction. Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present. No previous experience required

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26: Introduction To Glass Blowing. Learn the basic principles of glass blowing. Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present. No previous experience required

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26: Introduction To Welding. This workshop will focus on an overview of welding techniques and equipment. Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present. No previous experience required

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26: Introduction To Stained Glass. On Saturday you will make a suncatcher that is yours to keep. 16 +, Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present. No previous experience required.

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., opens.

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 July 3: Instructor Show. Free.

Saturday, July 9 - Aug. 28: Summer Solo Show. Free.

Wilson Museum

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


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.

Friday, June 24 - Saturday, June 26: "Landscape Oil Painting" plein air workshop with Douglas David, 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Members: $350, Non-members: $385. Studio I 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.

Saturday, June 25: Opening reception for "Capturing Color: Contemporary Pastels." 4 to 6 p.m. On view through July 17.

Vermont Arts Exchange

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

Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1: "Plethora of Printmaking" with Betsy Kane and Kristen Blaker for 6-9 year olds. 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"

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.


Dewey Memorial Hall

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

Saturday, June 25: Strawberry Season Contra Dance, music by Boston-based Anadama, caller Fern Bradley; beginner/ family lesson at 7:30 p.m., contra dances at 8 p.m., no partner necessary, all levels welcome. Requested donation: students $8, adults $10-15, family maximum $25.

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

Wednesday, June 29 - Sunday, July 3: Che Malambo, an evening-length display of the 17th century-styled competitive duel of Malambo, a test of strength, agility, and speed.

Doris Duke Theatre

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

Wednesday, June 29 - Sunday, July 3: Bereishit Dance Company, a highly-physical program blending innovative partnering, extraordinary isolations, and moments of theatricality with a fresh perspective.

Inside/Out Stage (All performances free.)

Thursday, June 23: Emery LeCrone Dance. 6:15 p.m. Innovative contemporary ballet works in collaboration with distinguished composers, musicians, and designers.

Friday, June 24: Urban Bush Women. 6:15 p.m. A galvanizing blend of dialogue and movement that addresses issues of equity and equality.

Saturday, June 25: Ballet program by the school at Jacob's Pillow. 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, June 29: DANCEWAVE COMPANY, 6:15 p.m. Young dancers performing works by renowned choreographers Andrea Miller and Kyle Abraham.


All free; held at Blake's Barn

Friday, June 24: "Three Artists, Two Companies." 5 p.m. Tom Mossbrucker and Jean-Philippe Malaty of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and Juan Siddi of Juan Siddi Flamenco explain their various roles.

Saturday, June 25: "Finding Our Community." 4 p.m. Urban Bush Women's founder-director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar reflects on her company's deep Pillow roots and current mission during this conversation.


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 Free Library

101 Silver St., Bennington Vt. 802-442-9051

Monday, June 27: On Your Mark, Get Set....Read! Sign up begins in the Children's Room for the summer reading program for children and tweens. Begins at noon & continues during regular library hours.

Berkshire Athenaeum

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

Thursday, June 23: Thursday morning play and learn. 10 a.m.

Sports Movie

Snacks included. 2 p.m. Monday, June 28: "The Might Ducks" (Rated PG)

Berkshire Mountains Faerie Festival

Bowe Field, 371 Old Columbia St., Adams, Mass.

Saturday, June 25: A whimsical fantasy celebrating the arts. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fun, magic and excitement with music, over 35 vendors, activity tents, storytellers, puppets, jugglers, magicians, three parades featuring a People Powered Pedal Float. Cross the Troll Bridge to help construct the magical Faerie Village; get your wings and be made an official Faerie Ambassador by our Good Queen Deirdre; consult with her Wizard, Grulaach; and ring in the summer sunset around our Dragon Head Fire Pit. Tickets: $5; children younger than 12, free.

Berkshire Food Festival

Sunday, June 26: Sponsored by WNAW 1230AM and WUPE 100.1FM featuring bands and car cruise-ins. Noon to 4 p.m. Main Street, downtown North Adams, Mass.

Berkshire Knapsackers

Saturday, June 25: October Mountain Area, Pittsfield, Mass.

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.

Dorset Historical Society

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

Saturday, June 25: Hike to Freedley Quarry, 9 a.m. Meet at DHS to carpool to the trailhead.

Everything Trains - Peppersass Comes to North Adams

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26: The 150th anniversary of Old Peppersass occurs in 2016. A nationwide tour of the first cog-driven train begins in Waltham in May with North Adams as the second stop in June. A 48-minute video will be shown twice daily in Building 4N at the Park. Free. Daily drawing for a family pack will be held to ride the actual Mount Washington Cog Railway. Western Gateway Heritage State Park, North Adams, Mass.

Fiesta Flea Markets at Bradley Farm

Route 7, Lanesborough, Mass.

Saturday, June 25: Market, Music, and Food all day. Fiesta Concerts start at 6:30 p.m.

Hudson Opera House

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

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

Park McCullough House

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

Thursday, June 23: Croquet play, buffet dinner and cash bar. 6 to 8 p.m., $100 for 10 weeks of play. It is also possible to drop in as an alternate for a single fee per game, to see what it's like.

Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon

202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-9100, ext. 220.

Saturday, June 25: Cocktail reception and community picnic to celebrate the opening of the 2016 season and the summer exhibition, "Wash: There is no dirt in heaven." Cocktail reception at 4:30 p.m.; picnic at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $25; $15 for members. Picnic tickets: $10; children younger than 8, free. Tickets also at the New Lebanon Library and the town clerk's office.


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

Friday, June 24: Tanglewood Family Fun Fest. 1 to 5 p.m. Experience the beauty of the Tanglewood campus while taking part in an educational scavenger hunt, partake in fun family offerings, such as the Instrument Playground and craft activities and watch live performances by Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center as well as other cultural partners. Free. Advance registration is recommended.

The Mount

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

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

Friday, June 24: Free Fun Friday, children's activities and docent talks, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., free.

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

Saturday, June 25: Naum-kegger, celebrate the summer solstice at Naumkeag! Drinks will flow and the bonfire will glow 5-8 p.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Members: $15, Nonmembers: $25.

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

Wednesday, June 29: Firefly Hike And Campfire. 8 p.m. Stories and s'mores followed by a walk among the fireflies in the Sheep Hill meadow


Little Cinema at the Berkshire Museum

39 South St. (Route 7), Pittsfield, Mass., 413-443-7171

Sunday, June 26: Exhibition on Screen: Art & Architecture in Cinema. Documentary film explores 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. "Painting the Modern Garden: From Monet to Matisse," $8.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

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

Saturday, June 25: Mahaiwe Film Noir Classics Series screening of "The Third Man" (1949) murder mystery, 7 p.m. $7.


Aston Magna Festival, 413-528-0100

Saturday, June 25: "The Trio Sonata," 6 p.m., Daniel Arts Center. Tickets $35 to $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.

Tuesday June 28: Musical Theatre Conservatory, "Let the Sun Shine In: The Fabulous '60s Musicals." Tuesday at 9:30 p.m.; Thursday at 2 p.m. $20.

Berkshire Music School

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

Thursday, June 23: Berkshire Blues Benefit hosted by Misty Blues to support Berkshire Music School's scholarship program. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Crowne Plaza.$15 online/$20 at door. Tickets:

Friday, June 24, Berkshire Music School student ensembles play at Tanglewood's Family Fun Fest. 1 to 5 p.m. Free.

Blandford Historical Society

White Church of Blandford, 4 North St., Blandford, Mass.

Sunday, June 26: Pianist Liam Kaplan, 18, returns for a third year. 4 p.m. Music by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann and an original one-movement sonata. Admission by donation.

Boston University Tanglewood Institute

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

Ventfort Hall, 104 Walker St,, Lenox, Mass.

Trinity Church 88 Walker St., Lenox, Mass.

Church on the Hill, 169 Main St., Lenox, Mass.

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

Trinity Church

Faculty recitals:

Thursday, June 23: Muir String Quartet, 6 p.m. Faculty Recital, Wind Faculty Recital, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 26: Danby Cho, clarinet, 2:30 p.m. Faculty Recital Benjamin Fox, oboe, 4 p.m.

Monday, June 27: Ken Radnofsky, saxophone, 6 p.m. Faculty Recital, BU Trombone Studio, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 28: String Workshops Faculty, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, June 29: String Quartet Workshop Faculty, 6 p.m.

Student recitals:

Friday, June 24: French Horn Workshop, 10 a.m. Faculty Recital, Mike Roylance, tuba, 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 25: String Quartet Workshop, noon.

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 29: Champagne Jam

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 and Saturday, June 24 and: Tom Rush: "Rare one-of-a-kind quality that makes you realize you've seen somebody who really matters." Members, $45, non-members, $50.

Mac-Haydn Theatre

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

Mac-Haydn Mondays

Monday, June 27: Jerry Gretzinger in "Sinatra 101: The Man, the Myth, and the Music." 8 p.m. $25.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass. or 413-528-0100

Sunday, June 26: Joshua Redman Quartet with Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers and Greg Hutchinson, jazz concert, 7 p.m., $30 to $80.

Mass MoCA

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

Saturday, June 25: The Suitcase Junket, 8 p.m. Artist, tinkerer, tunesmith, swamp Yankee — Signature Sounds artist Matt Lorenz is a one man salvage specialist singing into the hollow of a dumpster guitar, and belting out mountain ballads till the house sings back. $12 students and advance, $18 day of, $24 preferred. Dré Pavilion or Club B10.

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.

Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26: The Adaskin String Trio. Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m. Gideon Klein, String Trio; Richard Rodney Bennet, 'Rondel', for solo viola; Lennox Berkeley, String Trio; Beethoven, String Trio in D major, Op. 9 no. 2.

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 26: Cassatt 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 25: New Black Eagle Jazz Band.

Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp

5 Catamount Lane, Bennington, Vt.

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

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


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

Friday, June 24: Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti, 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall.

Saturday, June 25: "A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood," with Garrison Keillor, live broadcast, 5:45 p.m., Shed.

Tannery Pond Concerts

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

Saturday, June 25: The Jasper Quartet, with flutist Eugenia Zukerman, featuring Beethoven's, "Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6"; Foote's, "A Night Piece; Ginastera's Impresiones de la Puna" and Debussy's "Quartet in G minor, Op. 10," 8 p.m.

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

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

Sunday, June 26: "The Gilded Age – A Concert Event," Jessica Roemischer. Concert. 4 p.m.

Weston Playhouse

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

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


Bascom Lodge

Atop Mount Greylock,

Sunday, June 26: Beekeeping. 6 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, June 29: Architects Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson will present Mastheads 6 p.m. Free.

Berkshire Rowing and Sculling Association

Sunday, June 26: Olympic Rower John Biglow will discuss the culture of crew and rowing as portrayed in the book "The Boys in the Boat." 2:30 p.m. $15. Tickets at the door if not sold out or Duffin Theatre at Lenox Middle High School, 197 East St., Lenox, Mass.

Bidwell House Museum

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

Saturday, June 25: History Talk: "A Week in the Life of Rev. Adonijah Bidwell, Reimagined." 10 a.m. John Demos, Samuel Knight Professor of American History Emeritus at Yale University, will explore the life of a frontier pastor in early America. Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham, Mass. Members, $10; non-members, $15.

Dewey Memorial Hall

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

Sunday June 26: Book reading by Dr. Carole Owen, author of "Remarkable Women of New England - Daughters, Wives, Sisters, and Mothers: The War Years 1754 to 1787." and Berkshire historian. 1 p.m. Coffee and Q&A with the audience follows.

Herman Melville's Arrowhead

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

Thursday, June 23: Special Hawthorne House Tour with author Mark Beauregard reading from his novel.

Lee Library

100 Main St., Lee, Mass.

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

June 28: Lisken Van Pelt Dus and Lewis Warsh.

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar

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

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

The Mount

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

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


Wednesdays through Sept. 7: Ghost Tours, 7:30 p.m., $24 general, $20, ages 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.

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

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

Tuesday, June 28: "Past Private Gateposts: Up Winding Drives of Historic Berkshire Houses," Cornelia Brooke Gilder. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.


Barrington Stage Company

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

Saturday, June 25: BSC Gala. Special performance, "The Floor Above Me," by Tony Award-nominated star of "On the Town" perennial song and dance man Tony Yazbeck. Tickets: Janie LaBrasca, 413-977-6118 or

Boyd-Quinson Main Stage

Through July 9: World premiere "American Son." Examination of our nation's racial divide through the eyes of an estranged, bi-racial couple. 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. Talkbacks on Thursday, June 23, and Tuesday, June 28. Tickets: Starting at $20.

St. Germain Stage

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

Through 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. Evening performances: Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Sunday, Thursday and Saturday at 3 p.m. Talkback: Wednesday, June 29. Tickets: Starting at $20.

Special event on the mainstage

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

Berkshire Playwrights Lab


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

Through July 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: Thursday, June 23, at 7 p.m.; Friday, June 24, 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. (July 1 only at 1 p.m.). Talkback: Monday, June 27. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, 83 E. Main St., Stockbridge, Mass. $45 and $62.

Chester Theatre Company

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

June 29-July 10: "My Jane" by Daniel Elihu Kramer. World premiere adapted from the novel by Charlotte Brontë. 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 shows. Cast Conversations: Friday matinees. $10-$37.50.

Dorset Theatre Festival

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

Through 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. $20 to $60.

Fort Salem Theater

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

June 24-26: California's Rose Center Theater presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic, "The Sound of Music." Fort Salem Theater. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.. $30 adult; $27 senior; $15 youth (12 and under).

Hudson Opera House

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y.


Sunday, June 26: "Old Earth, by Gary Grossman." Book reading and 50th Reunion of the Hudson High School Class of '66, 2 p.m. Free.

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.

June 23-July 3: "South Pacific," the Rodgers and Hammerstein epic music about love and racial tension in a time of war.

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.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

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

Saturday, June 25: Marquise Productions presents YOL, a new kind of circus! 7:30 p.m. A story told through a mix of a new form of circus and theater. $20/$15 members/$5 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 25 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee: June 26, at 3 p.m.

Through Aug. 28: New England premiere, "Ugly Lies the Bone" by Lindsey Ferrentino. Newly discharged veteran bearing deep physical and emotional scars from three tours in Afghanistan builds a virtual escape from her pain through an innovative new video game therapy. Evening performances: June 23, 24 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee: June 25, 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.

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."

Southern Vermont Arts Center

930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester, Vermont (802) 367-1314,


Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1: "School of Outrageous Shakespeare" summer camp with Gary Meitrott. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Members: $150, Non-members: $165. Arkell Pavilion at SVAC.

The Theatre Barn

654 Route 20/Columbia Pike, New Lebanon, N.Y.


Regular Tickets $27/Sunday Matinée $25

June 24-July 3: "Don't Talk to the Actors," A love song to the theater, laugh-out-loud funny, witty and delightful. Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25, at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 26, at 2 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.

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

Weston Playhouse

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


June 28-July 16: " Man of La Mancha," based on The Adventures of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, this epic musical adventure is the winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Tuesday-Saturday Evenings at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday Matinees at 2 p.m. Sunday Matinee at 3 p.m.

Weston Rod & Gun Club

June 23 – July 10: " Schoolhouse Rock Live!" The Emmy Award-winning cartoon series that taught children history, grammar, math, science, and politics through clever, tuneful songs is instructing a whole new generation to "Do The Circulations" on Weston's OtherStages this summer. Tuesday-Thursday matinees at 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday matinees at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

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

Main Stage

June 28-July 17: "The Rose Tattoo" by Tennessee Williams. With Christopher Abbott, Katie Lee Hill, Lindsay Mendez, Darren Pettie, Portia, Will Pullen, Constance Shulman, Marisa Tomei. Obie Award-winner Cullman directs Academy Award-winner Tomei in this new production of Williams' intoxicating comedy. Previews, June 28, 29 at 7:30 p.m. $68

Nikos stage

June 29-July 10: "Cost of Living," by Martyna Majok. With Rebecca Naomi Jones, Gregg Mozgala, Wendell Pierce. Four very different people, in four very different circumstances, each trying to get by. Preview June 29 at 7:30 p.m. $58.


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