Things to do in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont for Oct. 6 - 12
Bard College at Simon's Rock
84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, Mass.
Gallery Hours: Weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; weekends, 2 to 6 p.m.
Through Oct. 7: Painter Robin Williams, "Trailing Off," an exhibition of five large-scale oil on canvas paintings, Hillman Jackson Gallery in the Daniel Arts Center.
BENNINGTON CENTER FOR THE arTS
44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, VT.
Through Nov. 14: American Women Artists National Exhibition, 5 to 8 p.m.
Bennington College/Usdan Gallery
1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt.
Gallery hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m.
Through Oct. 16: "VBS (violet burning sunset)," an exhibition highlighting the work of alumni of the college.
75 Main St., Bennington, Vt.; 802-447-1571, www.benningtonmuseum.org.
Through October, open daily 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or call 802-447-1571 for more information. Admission: $10 adults; $9 seniors and students over 18; free, children and students under age 18. Wheelchair-accessible. Group tours offered for 10 or more individuals.
On view year-round: Grandma Moses Gallery. Largest public collection of paintings by Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860-1961) in the world.
Through Nov. 6: "Milton Avery's Vermont." A focused look at the work this American modernist created based upon his summers spent in southern Vermont, from the mid-1930s through the mid-1940s.
Friday, Oct. 7: Gallery talk on "Milton Avery's Vermont" with Bennington Museum curator Jamie Franklin. 6:30 p.m. He will prepare your mind and your eyes for the trip the next day. Open to the public; admission is pay-what-you-will.
Saturday, Oct. 8: Explore the landscapes that were inspirations for Milton Avery with Bennington Museum curator Jamie Franklin. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost: $12 per person for museum members, $15 per person for non-members. Reservations required; firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-447-1571, ext. 203. Meet at the Jamaica Historical Foundation in Jamaica, Vt.
Works on Paper Gallery
Through Oct. 30: "Works by Duane Michels."
Through Oct. 10: Special exhibition, "1863 Jane Stickle Quilt." The quilt that inspires quilters all over the world will be on its yearly display. The quilt is comprised of 169 five-inch blocks, each in different patterns, containing a remarkable total of 5,602 pieces surrounded by a unique scalloped border.
Regional Artists Gallery
Oct. 9 through Dec. 30: "PARTICLE/WAVE," large-scale photographs by artist Leslie Parke.
Berkshire Art Museum
159 E. Main St., North Adams, Mass.
Fall: Saturday and Sunday, through mid-October, 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.
"Berkshire Artists of the Contemporary Artists Center 1990-1999," work of nine local artists. On view now.
"Sarah Sutro — Colors" and "Art and Architecture." On view now.
"Art and Architecture." Works by four artists whose interest is based in architecture. On view now.
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.
39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.; 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org.
Through Oct. 31: "Something Scary," family friendly, somewhat wacky exploration of fears and phobias as visitors encounter the "shadow wall," venture into the torture chamber and try an Ouija board. From a witch's broom to a mad scientist's laboratory, specimens of owls and snakes, and even spooky dolls with glass eyes, discover how being terrified can be a blast.
Carrie Haddad Gallery
622 Warren St., Hudson N.Y.
Open daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Through Oct. 16: "Abstraction," featuring new painting, sculpture and collage by Robert C. Morgan, Jack Walls, Bruce Murphy, Gabriel de la Portilla & Joe Wheaton. 5-7 p.m.
4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge, Mass. 413- 298-3579. www.chesterwood.org.
Open daily 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.
Clark Art Institute
225 South St., Williamstown, Mass. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu
Through Oct. 10: "Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado" exhibition. The Clark is the exclusive venue for "Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado," featuring 28 Old Master paintings from the Museo Nacional del Prado that celebrate the role of the nude in Western painting. Twenty-four of the paintings have never before been shown in America.
Through Oct. 10: "Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill" exhibition. As the ground beneath our feet shifts, worlds change in unexpected ways. "Sensing Place" provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the enduring value of place by exploring Stone Hill, a prominent geological formation at the heart of the Clark's campus.
Columbia County Center for the Arts:
209 Warren St., Hudson N.Y. www.artscolumbia.org
Now through Oct. 12: "Atmosphere."
E.J. Bullock Building, Main St., Readsboro, Vt.
Through Oct. 16: Exhibit by artists from Readsboro and the surrounding area, submitted through the gallery's first juried open call.
Eclipse Mill Gallery
243 Union St., North Adams, Mass.
Gallery hours: Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.
Through Oct. 23: Northampton Modern Quilt Guild presents "Sew'l eWitt: Quilts Inspired by Sol LeWitt."
Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio
92 Hawthorne St., Lenox, Mass. 413-637-0166, www.frelinghuysen.org
Open through Oct. 9, Thursday-Saturday, for hourly guided tours, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Pre-arranged groups of six or more.
51 Main St. North Adams, Mass. 413-662-5320, www.mcla.edu/gallery51
Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Sunday noon - 4 p.m.
Through Nov. 20: "Everything I Never Told You: Secrets Too Beautiful to Keep," a collaborative exhibition by artists Shelley Chamberlin and Michelle Daly. This show will feature artworks that map the trajectory of their friendship, along with their individual and collective artistic practices.
Hancock Shaker Village
Routes 41 and 20, Pittsfield. 413-443-0188 or hancockshakervillage.org.
"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.
1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass.
413-662-2111 or Massmoca.org
Galleries are open 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Wednesday-Monday (closed Tuesdays). 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. Free gallery admission to its North Adams neighbors (those living in the 01247 zip code) on Monday, Oct. 10.
"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 through December. 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."
"Anselm Kiefer": On view seasonally,through Nov. 27. 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 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 through December. 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," through Nov. 27. 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 through Nov. 27. 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.
Neumann Fine Art
65 Cold Water St., Hillsdale, N.Y.
Gallery hours: Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oct. 8 - Nov. 26: Nine Lives: New Work by Gallery Artists." Opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m.
Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass.
Through October and holidays open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 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 Oct. 30: "Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World."
Through Dec. 4: "Presidents, Politics, and the Pen: The Influential Art of Thomas Nast."
Thursday, Oct. 6: Historic Property and Build a Better Baby Carriage Walks. 2 p.m. Free with museum admission.
Friday, Oct. 7: "Meet Rockwell's Models," 3 p.m., find out what it was like to pose for America's favorite illustrator from Rockwell models, who will share their personal experiences. Free with museum admission. Friday Night at the Movies — "My Man Godfrey," starring William Powell as a homeless man who becomes butler to an eccentric rich family, including actress Carole Lombard, 5:30 p.m. Free with museum admission; film only $10, $5 for members and children ages 12 and younger.
North Bennington Sculpture Show
Through Oct. 23: The 19th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show. Works by 38 sculptors throughout the Village. Free. www.facebook.com/NBoutdoorsculptureshow. 802-442-3328.
Sandisfield Arts Center
5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield, Mass. 413-258-4100, www.sandisfieldartscenter.org
On view: "In the Gallery: Michelle Arnot: Shodou: Traveling along the Long Path of Writing: Japanese Calligraphy."
3 Elm St., Stockbridge, Mass.
Oct. 1-30: "Earth Dialogue with Peter Bremers and Seth Resnick," a collaborative exhibition by Schantz Galleries and Sohn Fine Art Gallery.
Saturday, Oct. 8: Opening reception with artist Peter Bremerst 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
REMIX, an outdoor Sculpture Exhibition presented by SculptureNow and The Mount, dawn to dusk, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass.
Sheffield Historical Society
Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield, Mass.
On view now:"Vietnam: Through the Soldier's Eyes." Weekends through Oct. 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.
Sohn Fine Art Gallery
69 Church St, Lenox, Mass. 413-551-7353, sohnfineart.com
Through Nov. 6: "Earth Dialogue" with Peter Bremers and Seth Resnick, a collaborative exhibition by Schantz Galleries and Sohn Fine Art Gallery.
Saturday, Oct. 8: Opening reception for "Earth Dialogue," 3 to 5 p.m.
Spencertown Academy Arts Center
790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, N.Y. spencertownacademy.org
Gallery hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m.
Through Oct. 9: "Transitions in Oil" by Scott Thomas Balfe and "WhatAmILookingAt," new photographic works by Jane McWhorter.
Williams College Museum of Art
15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Suite 2, Williamstown, Mass. wcma.williams.edu/programs
Now through Dec. 18: "Object Lab," provides a public window into how art catalyzes new thinking across disciplines.
FAIRS, FESTIVALS AND FAMILY FUN
20th annual Autumn In Austerlitz Festival
11550 Route 22, Austerlitz, N.Y.
Sunday, Oct. 9: Volunteers dressed in early 1830s costumes, antiques, live music, entertainment for children, many different vendors, silent auction, quilt raffle and a variety of hot and cold foods. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $7 adults; free for children younger than 12.
Adams Quaker Meeting House Tours
Maple St. Cemetery, Adams.
Sundays through Oct. 9: Quaker Meeting House, built in 1782 by the East Hoosuck Meeting of the Society of Friends, essentially unchanged since its construction. The place of worship of the family of Susan B. Anthony, born in Adams in 1820. Free tours by members of the Adams Historical Society and the Adams Historical Commission. Open 1 to 4 p.m.
BEHOLD! New Lebanon
The living museum of contemporary rural American life.
Different programs each Saturday 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 Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. www.BeholdNewLebanon.org. 518-720-7265.
Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 W. Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass.
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9: 82nd Harvest Festival 2016, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Family fun, great food, local craft vendors, a farmers market, giant tag sales and more. Admission: $5, kids younger than 12 are free.
Corner of South Church and Center St.s, Pittsfield, Mass. www.berkshirecarousel.com
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Special musical, and theatrical programing every first and third Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays: On site education art workshops 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $12.50 per class.
Berkshire County Arc
395 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.
Through Oct. 14: Accepting gently used coats, scarves, hats and mittens, as well as winter clothing items that have been knitted or crocheted, Drop-off locations at: Berkshire County Arc's Community Apartments, 189 First St., Pittsfield; 288 Pecks Road, Pittsfield (one of the agency's residential facilities); or at the Pittsfield office.
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.
Saturday, Oct. 8: Learner's Lab: Halloween Makeup, 10 a.m. Rachel Fedderly teaches the tricks of applying professional quality spooky makeup. Reservations requested. Included with regular museum admission.
Saturday, Oct. 8: Berkshire Summit Hiking Series — Race Brook Falls and Mount Race. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 6.6 mile round trip hike has an elevation gain of 1,625 feet and is rated difficult, with steep sections. Members: $15; nonmembers, $20. Registration required: www.Massaudubon.org. Mount Washington State Forest, 143 East St., Mount Washington, Mass.
Wednesday, Oct. 12: Evening at the Beaver Ponds. 6:30 p.m. Long pants, long sleeve shirts, and hats recommended. Bring binoculars if posible. Members: Adult, $6; child, $3. Nonmembers: Adult, $8; child, $4. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 W Mountain Road, Lenox, Mass.
Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum
98 Crowley Ave., North Adams, Mass.
Saturday, Oct. 8: Hoosac Valley Legends Train — "The Story of the Hoosac Tunnel" with local historian Paul Marino and local author Chris Wondoloski. 5:30 p.m. Passengers will detrain and experience an approximate 30-minute walking tour of Southview Cemetery led by Marino. Cost: $20.
BLUE RIDER STABLES
15 Farm Lane, South Egremont, Mass.
Sunday, Oct. 9: Horse show. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Crane Museum and Center for the Paper Arts
Off West Housatonic St., 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.
Main St., Sheffield, Mass.
Sunday, Oct. 9: Anything Goes People's Choice Pie Contest, 3 p.m. Youth and adult catigories; silent pie auction; prize. To enter a pie: 413-229-8696.
172 Church St., North Adams, Mass.
Saturday, Oct. 8: Fall craft fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9: Public ghost/historic tour, 6 p.m. $5 per person.
Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon
202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.
518-794-9100, ext. 220; www.shakerml.org
Saturday, Oct. 8: "Inside Mount Lebanon's Great Stone Barn," 2 p.m. Explore the history and current state of the Great Stone Barn, as well as an accompanying exhibit and model showing its original interior configuration. Admission: $10, free for museum members. Pre-registration encouraged.
20 Franklin St., Lee, Mass.
Saturday, Oct. 8: Jewelry-making Demonstration with Mountain Spirit Jewelry, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
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. Admission valid for 7 days, kids free every day.
Thursdays through Oct. 27: Literary Roundtable, discussion of Wharton's literary legacy with one of The Mount's interpreters. Each week will feature different Wharton works or themes. 1:30 p.m. Included with admission
Friday, Oct. 7: Ghost Tours, 5:45 and 7 p.m. $24 general, $20 12 to 18 years. Not recommended for children younger than 12.
Monday, Oct. 10: Berkshire Coaching Procession. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Relive the Gilded Age and view the historic and meticulously restored horse-drawn coaches will as they arrive through the main gates. Presentation of the coaches to follow the procession.
Serving the Berkshires, Pioneer Valley and Central Massachusetts
Through Oct. 10: Large format, black-and-white platinum and pigment prints by internationally acclaimed photographer Lois Conner. The photographs will be displayed throughout Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.
Saturday, Oct. 8: Toddies on the Terrace; enjoy the best sunset in the county as you sip a warming winter drink. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Members $5; nonmembers, $10. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.
Sunday, Oct. 9: Fall Foliage Wagon Rides, beginning at 10 a.m. and running every 30 minutes. Stories about the native Americans and white settlers of the land, as well as the natural history of the property. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members, $9; nonmembers, $15; kids free. Bartholomew's Cobble, 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield, Mass.
Sunday and Monday, Oct. 9 and 10: "A Fiery and Still Voice," led by a Trustees tour guide, the audience follows the poet William Cullen Bryant as he moves throughout the house and grounds offering an intimate glimpse into the life of this extraordinary man. Seating is limited and folks are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance online. William Cullen Bryant Homestead, 207 Bryant Road, Cummington, Mass.
Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum
104 Walker St., Lenox, Mass.
A Gilded Age mansion, built in 1893 by George and Sarah Morgan, the sister of J.P. Morgan. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the mansion is open to the public year round. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guided tours: On the hour, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays.
Milham Planetarium, Old Hopkins Observatory, Main St., Williamstown
413-597-2188, email email@example.com.
Friday, Sept. 30: Astronomy students host free Planetarium Show from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector at 8 p.m., Reservations recommended: others admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.
50 Spring St., Williamstown
Saturday, Oct. 8: Family-friendly animated film, "Kubo and the Two Strings." 2 p.m. (Also, Sunday, Oct. 9 at 12:30 p.m.
12th annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival
Oct. 7-16: Spanning two weekends, the lineup includes local musicians; national touring performers Karrin Allyson, Scott Robinson, and the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors big band; jazz brunches, the annual "jazz crawl;" a new discovery in the organization's Jazz Prodigy series, and a new exhibit of jazz photography. Schedule and tickets: berkshiresjazz.org. Details, and tickets for the Oct. 14 and 15 headline concerts:www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org.
Berkshire Theatre Group
Box office: 413-997-4444, BerkshireTheatreGroup.org, The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.
Thursday, Oct. 6: On The Stage Series — Jonathan Edwards. 8 p.m. Tickets: $40. The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.
Saturday, Oct. 8: On The Stage Series — Liz Longley: Weightless Tour with special guest Anthony D'Amato. 8 p.m. Tickets: $30, The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.
Leaf Peeper Concert Series
Our Lady of Hope Church, 8074 New York Route 22, Copake N.Y.
All 2016 concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets, $25; premium tickets (reserved), $35. Season tickets, $80; premium $120.
Saturday, Oct. 8: "Classically Romantic" with Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Melissa Reardon, viola; Daniel Chong, violin; and Eugenia Zukerman, flute. Program: Franz Schubert: Flute Quartet in G Minor (arr. by Robert Stallman from the Violin Sonata, D.408); Franz Schubert: String Trio in B, D.581; W. A. Mozart: Divertimento in E Flat, K.563.
Levitt AMP North Adams Concert Series
Sundays through mid October: An outdoor concert series curated by MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, featuring 10 weeks of free concerts, in the park. 2 p.m. Colegrove Park, North Adams, Mass.
Sunday, Oct. 9: Singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey.
South Mountain Concerts
Routes 7 and 20, Pittsfield, Mass.
413 -442-2106, southmountainconcerts.org
Sunday, Oct. 9: Johannes String Quartet and Richard Stoltzman, clarinet. 3 p.m. Mozart — Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 589; Bartok — Quartet No. 3; Brahms — Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115
Spencertown Academy Arts Center
790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, N.Y.
Sunday, Oct. 9: Bend the Knotted Oak Chamber Music Concert — "America the Beautiful II." 2 p.m. Admission at the door $20; younger than 18, free.
Whitney Center for the Arts
42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-212- 4459, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown, Mass.
Friday, Oct. 7: Williams Chamber Players, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8: Visiting Artist Series — Musekiwa Chingodza, mbira. 8 p.m.
467 Main St.
Thursday, Oct. 6: An Evening with Archer Mayor, 7 p.m. Archer will read from his latest novel in the Joe Gunther series. Q&A and book-signing follow. Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St., Bennington, Vt.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning
Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester, Vt.
Thursday, Oct. 6: "NASA's Apollo Missions;" Dr. John Delano of SUNY Albany will talk about NASA's epic Apollo missions, which were inspired by President John F. Kennedy and accomplished through the skilled efforts of tens of thousands of American citizens, 5:30 to 7 p.m. $15 in advance; $20 at door.
Hudson Area Library
51 N 5th St, Hudson, N.Y.
Sunday, Oct. 9: "Making Musicals — A Concert with Conversation" with Broadway show writer Brian Hill and composer and lyricist Neil Bartram. 6 p.m.; private dinner (separate admission) follows. Tickets: $35 for talk; $100 for dinner.
4869 Main St., Manchester Center, Vt., 802-362-3565, www.northshire.com
Thursday, Oct. 6: Book Launch for Jack Mayer, "Before the Court of Heaven," 6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 7: Ken Davis, "In the Shadow of Liberty," 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8: Lou Zambello, "Flyfisher's Guide to New England," 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Orvis Flagship Store, Manchester, Vt.
Monday, Oct. 10: - Geraldine Brooks, "The Secret Chord," 7 p.m. Tickets: $5.
The Left Bank
5 Bank St., North Bennington, Vt.
Friday, Oct. 7: Poetry reading with Lucie McKee, 5:30 p.m. Free. Refreshments to follow.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Fridays, Sept. 16 to Oct. 28 (no session Oct. 7): "A Serious Look at 20th Century Comedy, Part One," led by Philip Halpern, 2 to 3:30 p.m. The development and evolution of 20th century comedy, beginning with vaudeville, its influence on future mediums, and the impact of silent film, radio, and early television. Drop-ins welcome, no pre-registration required. Each class $10, $7.50 museum members. Berkshire Museum's Little Cinema, 39 South St., Pittsfield.
The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar
11 Housatonic St., Lenox, Mass.
Tuesday, Oct. 18: Reading and book signing with wine and cheese reception for Great Barrington author Diane Saxton, "Peregrine Island." 5:30 to 7 p.m., Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox, Mass.
Wednesday, Oct. 19: Paul DeForest Hicks, "John E. Parsons: An Eminent New Yorker in The Gilded Age." 5 p.m. Stonover Farm, 169 Under Mountain Road, Lenox, Mass.
Berkshire Theatre Group
Box office: 413-997-4444, BerkshireTheatreGroup.org, 111 South St., Pittsfield.
Through Oct. 23: American Premiere of "The Bakelite Masterpiece" by Kate Cayley, a co-production with WAM Theatre. Tickets: $50. The Larry Vaber Stage at The Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge.
Thursday, Oct. 6: Post-show conversation, following evening performance, David Adkins and Corinna May, actors.
Saturday, Oct. 8, Post-show conversation, following 2 p.m. matinee, David Adkins and Corinna May, actors.
Sunday, Oct. 9: Adriana Millenaar Brown, author of "An Unlikely Hero: Adrianus Millenaar Dutch Farmer Turned Diplomat in World War II Europe" following 2 p.m. matinee.
1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass. 413-662-2111 or Massmoca.org
Saturday, Oct. 8: "Suite for the Summer Rain"/"Dance of the Yellow Leaf," music by film composer/ singer-songwriter Peter Salett, live drawing by Michael Arthur. 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 students, $12 advance, $18 day of, $24 preferred. Club B10.
Shakespeare & Company
70 Kemble St., Lenox, Mass.
www.shakespeare.org, (413) 637-3353
Saturday, Oct. 8: Staged reading of William Shakespeare's masterpiece, "Hamlet" featuring Finn Wittrock of "American Horror Story" and "The Big Short," and other special guests, 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 to $80; Tina Packer Playhouse.