Things to do in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont for Sept. 1 - 7
First Fridays Artswalk art shows every first Friday of the month featuring more than 20 artists in the Upstreet Cultural District. Openings 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. After-party at the Whitney Center for the Arts 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Free. 42 Wendell Ave., Downtown Pittsfield, Mass. 413-443-6501. www.FirstFridaysArtswalk.com
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.
Tuesday, Sept. 6: Artist's talk and reception, 6 p.m., Hillman Jackson Gallery in the Daniel Arts Center.
Bennington First Fridays
Friday, Sept. 2: First Fridays 5-8 p.m. Downtown Bennington. 802-442-5758
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.
Works on Paper Gallery
Saturday, Aug. 6-Oct. 30: "Works by Duane Michels."
Regional Artists Gallery
Through Oct. 2: "Something About Summer: Paintings by Mark Barry." Recent paintings by Baltimore and North Bennington painter Mark Barry, who describes his work as "Painting the seemingly ordinary moments in life that aren't ordinary at all."
Sept. 3 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.
Friday, Sept. 2: First Friday — "Pay-What-You-Wish" after 5 p.m. Celebrate the birthday of Anna Mary Robertson "Grandma" Moses with a slice of birthday cake; guided tour of the Moses Gallery at 5:30 p.m. Karen Wilkin, independent critic and scholar of American Modernism, and Jamie Franklin, curator at Bennington Museum, discuss Milton Avery and his work, 6:30 p.m.
Berkshire Art 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.
"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.
Carrie Haddad Gallery
622 Warren St., Hudson N.Y.
(518) 828-1915, carriehaddadgallery.com
Open daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 3: Artists' reception for "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. On view through Oct. 16.
4 Williamsville Rd., Stockbridge, Mass. 413- 298-3579. www.chesterwood.org.
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.
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.
Saturday, Sept. 3: "Sense of Place through Music," 2 p.m., free concert by Leading players of The Orchestra Now and Juilliard, Spencer Terrace at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill.
Columbia County Center for the Arts:
209 Warren Street, Hudson N.Y. www.artscolumbia.org
Now through Oct. 12: "Atmosphere."
Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio
92 Hawthorne St., Lenox, Mass. 413-637-0166, www.frelinghuysen.org
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.
51 Main St. North Adams, Mass. 413-662-5320, www.mcla.edu/gallery51
Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sunday noon - 4 p.m.
On view: "Brandon Graving: PAPERworks"
42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield Mass.
Friday, Sept. 2: Reception for "Fascism," political and provocative artwork in a variety of media. 5-8 p.m. Exhibition on display through Sept. 30. Arts Walk after-party, 8-10 p.m.
Good Purpose Gallery
40 Main St., Lee, Mass.
Through Sept. 21: "Infused with Passion" Extraordinary canvas and furniture paintings by Andrew Novis.
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.
Housatonic Valley Art League
107 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, Mass. www.hvart.com
Through Sept. 5: Housatonic Valley Art League Annual Members' Art Show. Recent works by HVAL members will be on display and for sale. Show hours: 11 to 5 p.m., Thursday through Monday; 11 to 7 p.m., Friday, Saturday.
Hudson Opera House
Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. 518-822 1438
Through Sept. 25: "LightField: A Festival of Visual Art," exhibition of photography, film, video, virtual reality and computational art, curated by Anna van Lenten. Free.
Through Sept. 24: Exhibit, "Rediscovered and Reconsidered: Anne Shatas and William Carlson, Sculpture and Ceramics."
Galleries are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, with extended evening hours to 7 p.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays. Gallery admission is $18 for adults, $16 for veterans and seniors, $12 for students, $8 for children 6 to 16, and free for children 5 and under. Members are admitted free year-round. 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass. Call 413-662-2111 or visit massmoca.org
"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.
The Meeting House Gallery
154 Hartsville New Marlborough Road (Route 57), New Marlborough, Mass.; newmarlborough.org.
Gallery hours: Sept. 1-Oct. 2, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 2-Oct. 2: "The New Marlborough Artists Show," featuring eight local artists.
Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass.
May-October and holidays open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursdays until 7 p.m. in July and August. www.nrm.org
Admission: Members, free; Adults, $18; Seniors (65 and up) $17; Veterans, $16; College students with ID, $10; Children/teens 6 — 18, $6; Children 5 and under, free.
Through Oct. 30: "Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World."
Thursdays in September: Historic Property and Build a Better Baby Carriage Walks. 2 p.m. Free with museum admission.
Friday, Sept., 2: Meet Rockwell's Models. Find out what it was like to pose for America's favorite illustrator from Rockwell models, who will share their personal experiences. 2:30 p.m. Free with museum admission. Friday Night at the Movies: "American Graffiti," 5:30 p.m. Followed by an audience Q&A. Free with museum admission; film only $10, $5 for museum members and children ages 12 and younger.
Wednesday, Sept. 7: Join Kripalu-certified yoga instructor Kathi Hatch for a yoga class appropriate for all skill levels. 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Included with museum admission.
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.
Richmond-West Stockbridge Artists' Guild
1854 Historic Town Hall, Main Street, West Stockbridge
Through Sept. 3: Fine art show and sale. 30-plus local artists in diverse media. Gallery hours: Thursday and Friday, 3-7 p.m.; Saturdays, noon-6 p.m.; Sundays, noon-3 p.m.
Salem Art Works
19 Cary Lane, Salem, N.Y. 518-854-7674, www.salemartworks.org
Workshop costs $185 and up
Saturday, Sept. 3 - Sunday, Sept. 4: 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, Sept. 3 - Sunday, Sept. 4: 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, Sept. 3 - Sunday, Sept. 4: Beginner To Intermediate Blacksmithing – Twists. Students will learn a wide variety of twist styles that they can later incorporate into their projects. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian present. Introduction to Blacksmithing or comparable experience
Sandisfield Arts Center
5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield, Mass. 413-258-4100, www.sandisfieldartscenter.org
Saturday, Sept. 3: "In the Gallery: Michelle Arnot: Shodou: Traveling along the Long Path of Writing: Japanese Calligraphy, opening reception, 2-4 p.m. Free.
REMIX, an outdoor Sculpture Exhibition presented by SculptureNow and The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass.
Sheffield Historical Society
Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield.
"Where the Berkshires Began," an exhibit on Sheffield, the oldest town in Berkshire County. Weekends through Sept. 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.
Shire City Sanctuary
40 Melville St., Pittsfield, Mass.
Friday, Sept. 2: Gallery opening for work of local quilt artist Karen Pratt, 5 to 8 p.m. The quilt collection is a chronological journey of her entries into the Hoffman Challenge. Music and refreshments, as well as demonstrations of the Makerspace's facilities. Exhibit on view through Sept. 30.
Southern Vermont Arts Center
930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester, Vermont. svac.org, (802) 367-1303
Through Sept. 11: Creation Exhibition.
Friday, Sept. 2 - Sunday, Sept. 4: "Alla Prima Portraits" workshop with TJ Cunningham, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members: $375, Non-members: $415. Studio I at SVAC. Southern Vermont Arts Center
Williams College Museum of Art
15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Suite 2, Williamstown, Mass. wcma.williams.edu/programs
Now through Sept. 25: "Both Sides Now: Lexa and Dan Walsh"
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y. (518) 392-6121, www.ps21chatham.org
Thursday, Sept. 1: Parsons Dance Class with the Company. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Class with dancers of the acclaimed Parsons Dance Company for students of all levels ages 13 to 18. $15.
FAIRS, FESTIVALS AND FAMILY FUN
21st Annual Garlic Herb Festival (Garlic Fest)
Saturday, Sept. 3 - Sunday, Sept. 4: Garlic Fest, which has drawn up to 10,000 visitors in past years, will have everything from garlic ice cream to garlic jelly, pickled garlic, roasted garlic, garlic braids and plain garlic bulbs of every kind for sale and sampling. Experts will also give demonstrations on how to plant, braid and cook garlic. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $6 adult on line purchase (+ service fee); $8 adult at gate; $2 child 12 and under online and at gate; $10 adult two-day pass online and at gate. Camelot Village, Bennington, Vt. lovegarlic.com, 802-447-3311
Adams Quaker Meeting House Tours
Maple Street 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.
Atop Mount Greylock, www.bascomlodge.net
Sunday, Sept. 4: Marafanyi Drum, Dance & Song 6 p.m. Free.
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 Rte. 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. www.BeholdNewLebanon.org. 518-720-7265
Bennington Free Library
101 Silver St., Bennington Vt. 802-442-9051
Now through Sept. 30: Wall Works: Art at the Library, Art Show and Sale featuring Michael Horwitz's illustrations from Children's Choice, a weekly newspaper column for kids regionally syndicated from 1985-1991.
Corner of South Church and Center streets, Pittsfield, Mass. www.berkshirecarousel.com
Summer hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-7p.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.
Monday through Friday all summer on site education art workshops 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $12.50 per class. Saturday classes 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.; 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org.
Tuesdays: WeeMuse Littlest Learners, 10:30 a.m., play and learn every week in this fun, interactive new program for children ages 6-18 months, with stories, songs, sign language, and exercise. Caregivers share stories and information from collective parenting experiences. Included with regular museum admission.
Fridays: WeeMuse Adventures, 11 a.m., children 18 months to 3 years old explore the aquarium and other galleries, included with regular museum admission.
Saturdays: Chow Time in the Aquarium, 12:30 p.m., lend a hand in the preparation of meals for the creatures that live in the aquarium, included with regular museum admission.
Columbia County Fair
32 Church Street, Chatham NY 12037
Through Sept. 5: Columbia County Fair. Performance by country music band Lonestar, Sept. 4. 7 p.m. in front of the grandstand.
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.
Kinderland Arts & Activism Festival
Camp Kinderland, 1543 Colebrook River Road, Tolland, Mass.
Friday-Sunday, Sept. 3-5: Musicians, artists, and dancers, join activists and organizers for a celebration of art as an agent of peace. Doors open at 11 a.m. Local restaurants, breweries, wineries. Tickets: campkinderland.org/festival/tickets. Free day admission for children with a guardian.
Spencertown Academy Arts Center
790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, N.Y. spencertownacademy.org
Saturday, Sunday, Sept. 3, 4: Festival of Books, 11th annual extravaganza of all things literary, including a giant used book sale and readings, book signings, and a children's program. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives
46 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass.
Every Friday: Children's StoryCraft. Stop by for stories and songs with Ms. Vicky, followed by a cool craft. For pre-school aged children; siblings welcome. 10 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 3: 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.
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 Sept. 1: Le Café Français, les conversations et les croissants, 8:30 a.m., $10 general, $7 members, reservations required.
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.
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
Thursdays through Sept. 29: Naumkeag at Night. 5-8 p.m. Members: $5; Nonmember: $10.
Tuesdays, through Sept. 27: Little Sprouts, 9:30-11 a.m. Monument Mountain, Route 7, Great Barrington, Mass. Members $5; Nonmembers $10
Wednesdays through Sept. 28: The Art of Cut Flowers. 10-11 a.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Members $9; Nonmembers $15.
Sunday-Monday, Sept. 4, 5: Labor Day Canoe Campout. Bartholomew's Cobble, 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield, Mass. Member $60; Nonmember $75.
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
207 Bryant Road, Cummington, Mass.
Open through Sept. 4, on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for tours. 413 532 1651x3110, westregion@TheTrustees.org
Members $5; nonmembers $10.
Music & More at the Meeting House
154 Hartsville New Marlborough Road (Route 57), New Marlborough, Mass.; newmarlborough.org.
Saturday, Sept. 3: A visit with Douglas Trumbull, visionary American film director, special effects creator and inventor. 4:30 p.m. Trumbull designed the special photographic effects of "2001: A Space Odyssey," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," "Blade Runner" and "The Tree of Life." Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass; www.nrm.org, 413-298-4100
Friday Night at the Movies
Friday, Sept. 2: A Rockwellian Film Series — "American Graffiti." 5:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission; Film only $10, $5 for members and children age 12 and under.
Rehearsals are Monday nights from 7-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Fenn Street, Pittsfield, Mass.
Great Barrington Bandstand
Behind Town Hall, Great Barrington, Mass.
Friday, Sept. 2: Wild Card – Jim Reynolds, 5:30 p.m. Free.
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, Sept. 2: Vishten: "This trio blends Celtic and French influences with Canada's equivalent of Cajun music." Members, $20; non-members: $25.
Saturday, Sept. 3: The Berkshire Ramblers: The Berkshires' beloved "Ramblers" are back! Tickets: $25.00. All proceeds to benefit The Guthrie Center.
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.
Sept. 4: Bella's Bartok, a bohemian folk rock group from the Pioneer Valley.
1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass. Call 413-662-2111 or visit massmoca.org
Saturday, Sept. 3: Everton Blender, 8 p.m. A reggae legend with cool, steady and easy grooves. $5 member abnd student, $10 advance, $16 day of. Courtyard C or Hunter Center.
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.)
Sept. 3: Shanghai String Quartet with Jonathan Yates, piano.
Sept. 4: Labor Day benefit concert and reception — The Shanghai String Quartet with Gilbert Kalish and Jonathan Yates, piano. All tickets $75.
297 West St., Lenox, Mass. www.bso.org/Home, 888-266-1200
Thursday, Sept. 1: Popular Artists series, "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me!" NPR's oddly informative weekly hour-long news quiz program, hosted by Peter Sagal along with judge and score-keeper Bill Kurtis, 8 p.m., Shed.
Friday, Sept. 2: Boston Pops Orchestra, Keith Lockhart, conductor, with special guests The B-52s, 8 p.m., Shed.
Bard College at Simon's Rock
84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, Mass.
Monday, Sept. 5: Fall 2016 Proseminar Lecture Series on the theme of "Who the People: Punctuating Politics in the USA, Being America in the World." Speaker: Prof. Saidiya Hartman, Columbia University, "The Dead Book Revisited." 5 p.m., Blodgett House
Bennington Garden Club
Tuesday, Sept. 6: "Soil Regeneration And Carbon Replacement" with speakers Sally Dodge, Jesse McDougall and Brian Campion, Vermont senator, Bennington District. 6:30-8 p.m. One World Conservation Center, 413 VT Route 7 South, Bennington, Vt.
Barrington Stage Company
Box office: BaringtonStageCo.org, 413-236-8888, 30 Union St., Pittsfield, Mass.
Boyd-Quinson Main Stage
Through Sept. 3: "Tribes" by Nina Raine. A young man, born deaf into an unconventional family, meets a young woman on the brink of deafness and finally understands what it means to speak up for himself. 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. Tickets: Starting at $20.
St. Germain Stage
Sydell and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, Mass.
Through Sept. 4: World premiere, musical "Broadway Bounty Hunter." A 60-ish-old unemployed actor, Annie, is asked to become a bounty hunter and capture a South American drug lord. Evening performances: Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Sunday, Thursday and Saturday at 3 p.m. Tickets: Starting at $20.
Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort
55 Lee Road, Lenox, Mass.
Through Sept. 2: The Capitol Steps. Nightly except Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Optional dinner available.
Dorset Theatre Festival
Box office: 802-867-2223, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset, Vt.
Through Sept. 3: "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" by Lanie Robertson. A vivid look into the life and times of jazz great Billie Holiday. Evening performances: Wednesday through Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Sunday and Wednesday, 2 p.m. $20 to $60.
July-August: New Play Reading Series, TBA.
1925 NY-203, Chatham, N.Y. 518-392-9292, www.machaydntheatre.org
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.
Through Sept. 4: "The Addams Family," Have a spooky time with America's favorite family.
Oldcastle Theatre Company
Box office: www.oldcastletheatre.org, 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt.
Sept. 2-18: World premiere, "The Consul, The Tramp & Amerca's Sweetheart" by John Morogiello. Charles Chaplin's film masterpiece, "The Great Dictator" and Germany's attempts to prevent the movie from being made. Evening performances: Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Thursday and Sunday at 2 p.m. $12-$37.
Shakespeare & Company
Box Office: 413-637-3353, www.shakespeare.org, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, Mass.
Tina Packer Playhouse
Through Sept. 4: "Or" by Liz Duffy Adams. The bawdy 1660s look a lot like modern day in this playful comedy about one chaotic night in the life of the poet, spy, and first female playwright, Aphra Behn. Evening performance: Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee: Sept. 3 at 2 p.m.
Through Sept. 4: "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" by William Shakespeare. Boy meets girl. Boy loves girl. Boy's best friend meets girl and also loves girl. Evening performances: Sept. 1-3 . Matinee: Sept. 4.
Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre
Through Sept. 11: "Sotto Voce" by Nilo Cruz. A passionate, Jewish-Cuban young man seeks out a famous, reclusive novelist who, decades earlier, had lost her love aboard an ill-fated ship of Jewish refugees during World War II. Evening performances: Sept. 3, 9 and 10 at 3 p.m. Matinees: Sept. 1, 2, 4 and 11 at 3 p.m.
The Theatre Barn
654 Route 20/Columbia Pike, New Lebanon, N.Y. (518)-794-8989, tbarn.org
Regular Tickets $27/Sunday Matinée $25
Through Sept. 4: "The Wedding Singer." He's the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, the show is composed of '80s pop hits that will leave you singing and dancing in the aisles. Sept. 1, 2, 3 at 8 p.m., Sept. 3 at 4 p.m. and Sept. 4 at 2 p.m.
12 Park Street in Weston, Vt. 802-824-5288, westonplayhouse.org
Through Sept. 4: "All My Sons" Arthur Miller's break-through production and his first Tony-Award winner, this fiery family drama tackles poignant themes of loyalty, love and moral responsibility. Evenings at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.
Weston Rod & Gun Club
Through Sept. 4: "Murder for Two." Classic musical comedy meets madcap murder mystery in this theatrical whodunit featuring two actors playing 13 roles and two pianos. Evenings at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday Matinees at 2 p.m. Sunday Matinee at 3 p.m.