Things to do in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont for June 9 to 15



Arts Alive in the Hilltowns

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

Through June 30: "Shedding Some Light," original watercolors and oils by artist Natalie Stafford. Opening reception: Friday, June 10, 7 to 9 p.m. 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

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.

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.

Saturday, June 11: "Music at the Museum" series — "J.S. Bach's Musical Offering." 2 p.m. Free.

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.

"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.

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

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.


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.

Sunday, June 12: 'One of the Greatest Interests of His Life': Daniel Chester French and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Dr. Thayer Tolles, the Marica F. Vilcek Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will discuss Daniel Chester French and his longtime involvement with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Stockbridge Library. 4 p.m. Reception follows at Chesterwood. $20 members; $25 general public. For tickets, contact and 413-298-2034.

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.


Friday, June 10: Exhibition opening for "Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado," 8:30 p.m., $30, $20 for Clark members, in advance, $40 day of event. Exhibition preview, dancing to DJ Stacks, light fare, cash bar.

Saturday, June 11: "Unveiling the Nude: The Story of 'Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado,'" 3 p.m., free lecture.

Sunday, June 12: "The Art of Flamenco," Lecture and flamenco demonstration by Belén Maya and José Luis, 3 – 4:30 p.m., $25, $22 for Clark members.

Columbia County Center for the Arts:

209 Warren Street, Hudson N.Y.

Now through Wednesday, July 6: "Human Impact: Living in the Anthropocene Age." Opening reception Friday, May 28, 5 to 7 p.m. CCCA Gallery

Eclipse Mill Gallery

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

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

"Art in Black and White," on view through June 26. Contemporary wall quilts by Lee Sproull. Photography and sculpture by Dan Milberg. Opening reception: Saturday June 11, 4 to 6 p.m.

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

Friday, June 10: "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. 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,

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. Details to be determined.

Friday, June 10: Tintype Portraits!-Arts Night Out! with Bill Wright. Go on a retro trip as we travel back to photographic processes of the 19th century and make a tintype portrait or self-portrait. 7 to 9 p.m. No experience expected. BYOB, 21 and over. Citizens' Hall, Stockbridge, Mass.

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,

Friday, June 10 - Saturday, July 23: Exhibit, "A Parliament of Owls, A Conspiracy of Ravens: David Bacharach Sculpture." Free.

Saturday, June 11: Opening reception for "A Parliament of Owls, A Conspiracy of Ravens: David Bacharach Sculpture." 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Free. Artist's talk at 6 p.m.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfiel, 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," 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," 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.

Friday, June 10: "Norman Rockwell in Detail." Explore Norman Rockwell's unique brand of visual storytelling during this enlightening and engaging series exploring the artist's adventures in illustration, with Curator of Education Tom Daly. 1:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission; members free.

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

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

Sunday, June 12: Free tour of exhibition, guided by exhibiting artists, followed by a reception on the terrace of The Mount. State Senator Ben Downing will give opening remarks. Open to the public. 3:30 p.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.

Williams College Museum of Art

15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Suite 2, Williamstown, Mass.

On exhibit

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

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"


30th Annual Antique and Classic Car Show

Saturday, June 11 - Sunday, June, 12: The Manchester Car Show is a much anticipated grand spectacle of up to 300 colorful classic automobiles. Free for spectators. Dorr Farm, VT-30, Manchester Center, Vt., 802-362-2100

BEHOLD! New Lebanon, the living museum of contemporary rural American life.

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

Bennington Battle Monument

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

Saturday, June 11: "Fight for Air", ALA annual vertical race on the Monument steps registration 8:30 a.m.

Berkshire Athenaeum

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

Thursdays June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Thursday morning play and learn. 10 a.m.

Lego Club is the Third Wednesday of the month:

Wednesdays, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17: Lego Club. 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Berkshire Knapsackers

Sunday, June 12: Kayak, Ashmere Lake, Hinsdale, 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.

Saturday, June 11: Imagination Playground, 10 a.m. to noon, get creative with the big, blue blocks of Imagination Playground , the innovative play equipment that encourages creativity, communication, and collaboration as children build and rebuild fueled by their imaginations. Included with regular museum admission.

Bushnell-Sage Library

48 Main St., Sheffield, Mass.,

Saturday, June 11: Ultra-lite Canoes and Kayaks. Join us on the patio with expert canoe craftsman Hilary Russell to learn the basics of building these crafts. 10:30 a.m. - noon

Saturday, June 11: Making Jam. Rene Wood and Lois Levinsohn will instruct you on the fundamentals of jam making and the difference between pectin and non-pectin jams. Free, registration required. 1:30-3 p.m.

Dalton Lions Club

Through 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.

Dorset Historical Society

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

Saturday, June 11: Hike to Gettysburg Quarry, 9 a.m. Meet at DHS to carpool to the trailhead.

Herman Melville's Arrowhead

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

Friday, June 10: Brass concert. Music from the Plays of Shakespeare 5 p.m. Free.

Hilltown Hoedown Spring Festival

Saturday, Sunday, June 11, 12: Truck and tractor pull both days. Performances: Whisky City, June 11, Truck Stop Troubadours, June 12. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. $8 Adult (Age 13+) $4 Kids 12 and under, or free with the donation of a nonperishable item for the Hilltown Food Pantry. Cummington Fair Grounds, 97 Fairgrounds Road, Cummington, Mass.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

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

Saturday, June 11: Community Day. Noon to 3 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of family-friendly dance classes, activities and games and more. Free.

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.

Saturday, June 11: "Art in Motion: Drawing in the Galleries with Pat O'Donnell," 2 to 4 p.m. Free with museum admission; members free.

Park McCullough House

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

Thursday, June 9: Croquet – Opening Meeting, 6 p.m., $100 for 10 weeks of play. Historic Park McCullough Lawns.

Railroad Street Youth Project

Great Barrington, Mass.

Sunday June 12: Second annual Generation Block Party, an intergenerational celebration of youth in the community. 1 to 8 p.m. Pop-up art gallery, DuBois mural project launch and RSYP Youth Awards Ceremony from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the alley by Rubiner's on Main Street, Live music, basketball tournament, Magic of the Gathering tournament and Skate Jam from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Drop-in Center and Skate Park on Bridge Street.

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.

Saturdays, June 11: Cemetery Walk. Stockbridge Cemetery, Main Street (Route 102), Stockbridge, Mass. Parking available across the street at the Old Town Hall. A $5 donation is requested. 4 p.m.

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar

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

Thursday, June 9: Berkshire Town Players performance, "Hawthorne," 7 p.m.

Friday, June 10: James Schlett, "A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden [Philosophers in the Adirondacks]" (non-fiction), 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 12: Claudia Gold, "The Silenced Child" (non-fiction), 4 p.m.

Monday, June 13: M. A. Orthofer, "The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction 2016," 7 p.m.

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 12: Fern Walk and Botanical Drawing Workshop. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bartholomew's Cobble, 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield, Mass. Member: $28; Nonmember: $35.

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,

Members $5; nonmembers $10.

Sunday, June 12: "Morning Bird walk," on the Rivulet Trail with naturalist John Green from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact: 413-684-0148,


Berkshire Children's Chorus

Lee Congregational Church

25 Park Place, Lee, Mass.


Tuesday, June 12: "25th Anniversary Concert," 4 p.m., free.

Berkshire Music School

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

Saturday, June 11: High School Senior YeeJin Yuk, Berkshire Music School student solo piano recital. 4 p.m. Music on Main. First Congregational Church of Stockbridge, 4 Main St., Stockbridge. Donation at the door. 413-298-3137.

Close Encounters with Music

Saturday, June 11: Gala concert, "Music that Shook the World: Earthquakes for the Ears - Musical Ground Resettles into Modernism," works of Beethoven, Stravinsky, Debussy and Antheil, 6 p.m., Mahawie Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, or 413 528-0100.

Concerts at Windsor Lake

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

Wednesday, June 15: Bernice Lewis. 6:30 p.m.

Dewey Hall

91 Main St., Sheffield, Mass.


Thursday, June 9: Oldtone Music Series — Boston-based Cocek. Brass band playing Eastern-European Balkan/Klezmer and New Orleans Jazz dance songs. 8 p.m. Tickets: $15.

Disc Jam Music Festival

Gardner's Farm, Stephentown, N.Y.

Thursday-Sunday, June 9 to 12: Over 50 artists set to perform at the annual New York State festival. Tickets: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

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 10: Oakes & Smith: "Emotional, heart-felt music that touches the soul " Members, $15; non-members, $20.

Saturday, June 11

Ellis Paul: "Master songwriter and storyteller with captivating vocals Literate, provocative, urbanely romantic." Members, $20; non-members, $25.

Mass MoCA

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

Saturday, June 11: The National, 7 p.m. gates open at 5 p.m. Ohio-raised, Brooklyn-based band — which consists of vocalist Matt Berninger plus two pairs of brothers: Aaron Dessner (guitar, bass, piano) and Bryce Dessner (guitar), and Scott Devendorf (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums) — has landed on every "best of" list in print. $49 General, kids 5 and under free. All ticket-holders receive half-off museum admission June 10-12. Joe's Field Concert.

Meetinghouse Concerts

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bennington

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

Friday, June 10: Three Quarter North is vaguely somewhere between folk and bluegrass 8 p.m. $15; $10 for students.

Friday, July 1: Rod MacDonald. A "big part of the 1980s folk revival in Greenwich Village clubs", performing at the Speakeasy, Bottom Line, Folk City, and the Songwriter's Exchange at the Cornelia Street Cafe for many years. He co-founded the Greenwich Village Folk Festival. 8 p.m. $15; $10 for students.

Music from Salem

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

Emerging Artists Concerts

All concerts at 4 p.m. at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, NY. Tickets: $15 (or pay what you can).

Sunday, June 12: Viola & Violin Seminar Concert performed by professionally bound violists and violinists that attended the week-long seminar.

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 12: Borromeo String Quartet.

West Stockbridge Historical Society

9 Main St., West Stockbridge, Mass.

413-232-4270, www.

Friday, June 10: Berkshire Ukulele Band, 6 p.m. $10 suggested donation at door.


Bascom Lodge

Atop Mount Greylock,

Sunday, June 12: Historic Buildings Of Pittsfield. 6 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, June 15: The Civilian Conservation Corps and Bascom Lodge. 6 p.m. Free.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass.


"Designing Serene Outdoor Spaces For Inspiration And Reflection" with landscape designer Jan Johnsen. Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Education Center. Members: $15; nonmembers, $20.

Bidwell House Museum

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

Saturday, June 11: "Home Medicine from Herbal Gardens." 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will learn about traditional herbs and how they are used. Special guest Atalanta Sunguroff of Wake Robin Botanicals will share some herbalist remedies and methods of preparation. Members, $10; non-members, $15.

North Adams Public Library

Church Street, North Adams, Mass.; 413-662-3133,

Saturday, June 11: Author Cliff Schexnayder to discuss his new book, "Builders of the Hoosac Tunnel," 2 p.m.

Sandisfield Arts Center

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

Saturday, June 11: "An Appreciation of Poetry" with Val Coleman, lecture, 4 p.m., $10.

Whitney Center for the Arts

42 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, Mass.

Saturday, June 11 Book Launch, Reading, Q&A and Party. 6 to 7:30 p.m. "What We're Made Of," poems by Lisken Van Pelt Dus. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free food; cash bar.


Barrington Stage Company

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

St. Germain Stage

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

May 18-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. Tickets: Starting at $20.

Special events on the mainstage

Friday, June 11: "Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don't Know But Should." 7 p.m. With Tony Award-winner William Finn and the next generation of talented musical theater writers. Tickets: $30 and $40.

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. Preview: Wednesday, June 15 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. Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge, Mass. $50 and $60.

Hudson Opera House

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

Saturday, June 11: "Ian Dreiblatt and Lynn Behrendt: Reading Series Curated by Tamas Panitz" 5 p.m. Free.

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,

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 9-19: "Nice Work if you Can Get it," an all Gershwin hit musical and rip-roaring comedy.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

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

Through June 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,, 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. Saturday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Friday, June 10, and Sunday, June 12, at 3 p.m.

Spectrum Playhouse

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

Saturday, June 11: Broadway Cabaret featuring Berkshire County's most talented musical theatre performers, Joe Sicotte and Rachel Fedderly. 7 p.m. $10. Refreshments available.


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