Things to do in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont, July 14 - 20



Becket Art Center

7 Brooker Hill Road, off Route 8, Becket. Mass. 413-623-6635.

Saturday, July 16: Art exhibit opening, Esther Budnick, Nina Evans and Pat Gilhooley, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, July 19: Lecture — "The Art of Bread Making," Richard Bourdon, head baker, Berkshire Mountain Bakery, 7:30 p.m.

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.

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

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

July 16-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." Meet the artist, July 16 at 3 p.m. in the gallery.

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.

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"

"Berkshire Artists of the Contemporary Artists Center 1990-1999," work of nine local artists.

"Sarah Sutro — Colors" and "Art and Architecture."

"Art and Architecture." Works by four artists whose interest is based in architecture.

A Chapel for Humanity (museum annex)

82 Summer St., Post Office Square, North Adams, Mass.

Installation of 150 life-sized figures, 54 ceiling panels, 9/11 Meditation Garden and "W.C. Drawings," figure drawings.

Berkshire Woodworkers Guild

Saturday, July 16 - Sunday, July 17: Fine Woodworking Show and Silent Auction, featuring craftsman from the Berkshires, Columbia County and surrounding areas. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass. $5.


4 Williamsville Road, 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. 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,

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.

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.


Thursday, July 14 – "Art, Power and, Politics — Nudes from the Prado": 7 p.m., free lecture at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 14 Castle St., Great Barrington,, 413 528 0100

Saturday, July 16: Sensing Place Hike: Botanizing on Stone Hill, 10:30 a.m., free. Meet at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill.

Saturday, July 16: Plein Air drawing at Thomas Schütte: Crystal, 1–4 p.m., free.

Sunday, July 17: Family art making, activities, and performances in celebration of "Splendor, Myth, and Vision," 1 to 4 p.m., activities are free – gallery admission is charged.

Tuesday, July 19: The Wanda Houston Band, 6 p.m., free concert.

Wednesday, July 20: Drop in figure drawing class, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., free with gallery admission.

Columbia County Center for the Arts:

209 Warren St., Hudson N.Y.

Through Wednesday, Aug. 17: "Point of Departure: Art Begets Art." Opening reception Saturday, July 16, 5 to 7 p.m. CCCA Gallery

Community Access to the Arts

Through July 31: "I Am a Part of Art," exhibit of painting, drawing, collage created by CATA artists with disabilities. Reception, Thursday, July 14, 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-528-5485.

Through Aug. 15: "I Am a Part of Art." Free. Clark Art Institute, Lunder Center, 225 South St., Williamstown, Mass., 413-528-5485.

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,

Open Thursday-Sunday for hourly guided tours, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Friday July 15: Painting demonstration with artist Terry Wise. 11 a.m.

Good Purpose Gallery


Through Aug. 9: "Brilliant Colors" Art by Scott Taylor and Joan Ciolfi. Good Purpose Gallery, 40 Main St., Lee, Mass. Free.

Hancock Shaker Village

Routes 41 and 20, Pittsfield, Mass. 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.

Housatonic Valley Art League

107 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, Mass.

Through Sunday, July 31: Housatonic Valley Art League Annual Juried Art Show. Recent work from dozens of the areas best artists will be on exhibit and for sale. Opening reception Friday, July 1, 5 to 7 p.m. 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 Sunday, Aug. 14: "Tidal," exhibition of drawings and paintings of an estuary, the Hudson, "the river that flows both ways", by Patrick Madden. Free. Opening reception with the artist, Saturday, July 9, 5-7 p.m.


13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. 413-298-5252,

Through 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,

Through Saturday, July 23: Exhibit, "A Parliament of Owls, A Conspiracy of Ravens: David Bacharach Sculpture." Free.

Martha Canfield Library

528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, Vt., 802-375-6153

Through July 30: Dan Shapiro's prints and paintings on display

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." 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."

Thursday, July 14: "Real or Imagined? Adventures in Visual Culture." Engaging series of talks and performances inspired by Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract world, and the persuasive power of visual imagery in its many forms. 5:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission; members free. Reservations are suggested.

Saturday, July 16: Norman Rockwell Models Reunion Day, honoring the important role that models played in Norman Rockwell's art. 1 to 5 p.m. Free with Museum admission.

Thursdays in July: Historic Property and Build a Better Baby Carriage Walks. 2 p.m. Free with Museum admission.

Sandisfield Arts Center

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

Saturday, July 16: "After the Fall: The Conservation of Tullio Lombardo's "Adam", lecture, 4 p.m., $10

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.

Schantz Galleries

3 Elm St., Stockbridge, Mass., 413-298-3044,

Through Aug. 28: "Chihuly at Schantz Galleries 2016." Open Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sheffield Historical Society

Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield. 413-229-2694,,

"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 Aug. 28: Summer Solo Show. Free.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center

790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, N.Y.

Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m.

"Capturing Color: Contemporary Pastels." 4 to 6 p.m. On view through July 17.

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"

Special events

Thursday, July 14: "Museum: The Gathering" mini course. Can art be democratic? Should it be? Players will grapple with these and other questions as they craft their own aesthetic worlds in this immersive performance. 4 p.m. Free, registration required.

Thursday, July 14: "No Hook, Finger Crook: Finger Crocheting with Seth Koen" workshop 5 p.m. on the patio, Free, rain or shine.


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, July 13 - Sunday, July 17: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, an international force in contemporary dance.

Wednesday, July 20 - Sunday, July 24: BalletX, Philadelphia's premier contemporary ballet company.

Doris Duke Theatre

Wednesday, July 13 - Sunday, July 17: Hubbard Street 2 in "Mariko's Magical Mix: A Dance Adventure." The imaginative voyage of a restless girl who finds inspiration from her mother's vinyl records.

Wednesday, July 20 - Sunday, July 24: ZviDance, the company performs the dance triptych Escher/Bacon/Rothko.

Inside/Out Stage (All performances free.)

Thursday, July 14: Kevin Jenkins. 6:15 p.m. Prolific choreographer and faculty member of the Boston Ballet School performs his own work from contemporary to jazz to ballet linked through musicality.

Friday, July 15: SOLE Defined. 6:15 p.m. A fusion of Motown's top hits and dynamic movement, this show features traditional sand dance, tap, stepping, and body percussion.

Saturday, July 16: Contemporary Program, The School at Jacob's Pillow. 6:15 p.m. (3 p.m. rehearsal open to observers if held outside; closed if held indoors.)

Wednesday, July 20: New Work from NYC. 6:15 p.m. A compilation of repertory recently choreographed by artists based in and around NYC, including UNA Projects, Kyle Marshall Choreography and Abarukas.


All free; held at Blake's Barn

Friday, July 15: "Ann Hutchinson Guest's Dancing Life." 5 p.m. Dance notation authority and scholar Ann Hutchinson Guest recounts old adventures from when she first studied at Jacob's Pillow 75 years ago.

Saturday, July 16: "Curriculum in Motion." 4 p.m. For more than 20 years, Jacob's Pillow has been bringing dance into the Berkshire County schools in groundbreaking ways. Past successes and future plans are outlined in this presentation.

Lenox Contradance

Lenox Community Center ballroom, 65 Walker St., Lenox, Mass.; 413-528-4007,

Third Saturdays of month, 7:45-11 p.m. Beginners warmly welcomed, come early. Come alone or with someone. All ages. $12 adults, $6 students.

Saturday, July 16: Music by SF Bay area "Uncle Farmer," Irish and New England sound, Ben Schreiber fiddle and Michael Sokolovsky guitar and calling by Susan Petrick from California.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

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

Sunday, July 17: "Paul Taylor: Dancemaker" (1998) documentary film about the world famous choreographer and his dance company, 3 p.m. $7.


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

Wednesday, July 20: Story hour for 3-6 year olds. 10:30-11:15 a.m.

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.

Berkshire Athenaeum

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

Tuesday, July 19: Caryn Lin Rogers. Bach to Rock: the science of sound. 1 p.m.

Wednesday, July 20: Lego Club. 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Berkshire Carousel

Corner of South Church and Center streets, Pittsfield, Mass.

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.

Berkshire Museum

39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.; 413-443-7171,

Saturday, July 16: 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.

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.

Bushnell-Sage Library

48 Main St., Sheffield, Mass.,

Thursdays through Aug. 18: Art for All, for all ages, 10 a.m. Snack time for children (bring your own) and story time. Art is messy, so wear appropriate clothes.

Sunday, Aug. 14: Pied Potter. Magical Potter's Wheel is an all-ages pottery demonstration. Free. 3:30-5 p.m.

Clark Art Institute

225 South St., Williamstown, Mass.


July 17: Summer Sunday — "Toro! Toro!" 1 to 4 p.m. Family art making, activities, and performances in celebration of "Splendor, Myth, and Vision," activities are free — gallery admission is charged.

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.

Eagle Street Beach Party

Friday, July 15: Tons of sand is trucked in to create a beach over three hours way from the nearest ocean. For the first portion of the event, children and families play in the sand. For the second portion, there will be an adult Fiesta, complete with margaritas on the beach, volleyball and more. 3:30-10 p.m. Eagle Street, North Adams, Mass.

Great Barrington Bandstand

Behind Town Hall, Great Barrington, Mass.

Saturdays, July 2-Aug. 27: Concerts by David Grover, 10 a.m. Free.

Hudson Opera House

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

Through 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.

Monday, July 18: "Sloop Club Island Adventure" All-day adventure workshop exploring the geography, history and ecology of a Hudson River island, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Rain date: Tuesday, July 19). The Hudson Sloop Club travels by boat to Rogers Island (just south of Hudson) where they explore the mysteries of the beautiful and historic island. Ages 8-14, Free. Space is limited, registration required.

Lenox Library

Tuesdays through Aug. 23: Terry a la Berry. 11 a.m. to noon. Free.

Thursday, July 14: Jungle Jim presents: The Reading Olympics. Balloon show. 11 a.m. to noon. Free.

Mac-Haydn Children's Theatre

1925 State Route 203, Chatham, N.Y.

518-392-9292 or

Friday and Saturday, July 15-16: "The Frog Prince." A scheming witch plots to take over the kingdom, and turns a prince into a frog. Will his new friends hop to the rescue in time? Can he leap in to save them all? 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $10, discounts for groups.

Manchester Community Library

138 Cemetery Avenue / Route 7A, Manchester Center, Vt.

July 20: "Going Native in Havana — off the beaten path and into the beating heart of today's Cuba" with Lu French. 6:30 p.m. 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.

Fridays, July 15: Kids Create! An Early Childhood Program. Dynamic, interactive hands-on art experiences for young art lovers, ages 3 to 6, and their caregivers. Children $6, $4 members. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, July 19: Summer Sketch Club for ages 7 and up. Enjoy this lively drawing class that encourages self-expression, experimentation, and skill development. Take one class or take them all. $7, $5 members. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Wednesday, July 20: Creating Together: A Parent-Child Experience. For children ages 4 and up and their parents/caregivers to explore the galleries together during this interactive art experience. 10 to 11:30 a.m. $7, $5 members.

Monday through Friday, July 18 through 22: Creative Cartooning with Illustrator Scott Lincoln. Week-long comics workshop for children and teens. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $175, $150 members. Extended day from 3 to 5 p.m., $50 per week. Materials provided. Please bring lunch, we'll provide beverages and snacks.

Party in the Park

Noel Field, North Adams, Mass.

Thursday, July 14: License to Groove. Free community concert series. 6 to 8 p.m. Presented by radio stations WUPE and WNAW. Full concert line up available at or

Park McCullough House

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

Thursday, July 14: 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.

Polish Picnic

Sunday, July 17: Polish and American food and drinks may be purchased. Frozen Polish food can be purchased starting at 9 a.m. Hot meals will be available at noon. St. Joseph Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield, Mass. Noon to 6 p.m. Free.

Pittsfield Garden Tour

Pittsfield, Mass.;, 413-822-6272

Saturday, Sunday, July 16, 17: 20th and final year. A self-guided tour of some of our favorite gardens. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Tickets: $20.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

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

July 15: Just for Fun: KidShtick. 1 p.m. Robert Zukerman, Nancy Rothman, and friends bring their wacky skits and shticks to the Just for Fun stage just for laughs. Free.

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.

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.


Tuesdays through Aug. 30: Books & Blooms, story time and crafts in the Italian Garden, 10 a.m., free, rain cancels.

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

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

Thursdays: Naumkeag at Night. 5-8 p.m. Members: $5; Nonmember: $10.

Mondays, through Aug. 29: Yoga with a View. 9-10:30 a.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Members $9; Nonmembers $15.

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.

Fridays, July 15, Aug. 19: Full Moon Canoe Trip. 9-10:30 p.m. Bartholomew's Cobble. Member $32; Nonmember $40.

Tuesday, July 19: Plein Air Watercolors. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Member $60; Nonmember $75.

Tuesday, July 19: "Thunder" Moon Hike at Notchview. 7-9 p.m. Notchview, Old Route 9, Windsor, Mass. Members $5; Nonmembers $10.

Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show

Now through Sunday, Aug. 14: Wednesday through Sunday each week. 8 a.m. — approximately 4 p.m.

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.

Saturday, July 16: "Bryant Day," 10:30 a.m, to 4 p.m. Celebrate Bryant's birthday with "Agriculture in the Hilltowns" theme. Lecturer Brian Donahue, Old Growth Forest walk, contra dancing with The Muddy Roads String Band, historic quilt show and raffle, tours of the Homestead, local historic societies and agricultural product displays.

Williams College

Williamstown, Mass.

July 18-22: Summer Science Lab one-week programs, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily for kids to do hands-on science experiments. Open to rising 5th and 6th graders. Information: or Williamstown, Mass.

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

Summer Hike Series: WRLF 30th anniversary guided hike series. All hikes meet at 9:30 a.m. at Sheep Hill and are led by WRLF board and volunteers:

Tuesday, July 19: Stone Hill


Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

Duffin Theater, Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East Street Lenox, Mass., 413-445-4872

General seating, open to the public.

Monday, July 18: "Ave Maria" and "Breakfast at Ina's," 4 p.m. "Remember," 8 p.m.

Family Flicks Under the Stars

Morgan Lawn, top of Spring Street, Williamstown, Mass.

Outdoor summer film series presented by Images Cinema. Each film screens at sundown (around 8:15 to 8:30 p.m.) Free, for all ages. Concessions available. Bring your own chairs, blankets and bug spray.

Sunday, July 17: "Inside Out" (2015).

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

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

Saturday, July 16: Mahaiwe Film Noir Classics Series screening of "Sunset Boulevard" (1950) dramatic study of Hollywood behind the scenes, 7 p.m. $7.

Mass MoCA

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

Saturday, July 16: "The Triplets of Belleville" with Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville, 8:30 p.m. Smart, funny, beautiful film paired with its original, lively score — played live — by the film's composer and his high-spirited orchestra. $12 kids 6-16, $16 students, $20 advance, $26 day of, $32 preferred, kids 5 and under free. Courtyard C or Hunter Center.

Outdoor Movies at Clapp Park

West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, Mass.

Hosted by the City of Pittsfield's Recreation Program

Free. Movies begin at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.) Bring your chairs and blankets.

Friday, July 15: "Honey I Shunk the Kids"

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

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

Tuesday, July 19: "Pete Seeger: The Power of Song."


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.

Sunday and Monday, July 17 and 18: Emmy Award-winning stage and screen legend Fyvush Finkel and his sons present an evening of comedy and songs. 7 p.m. $52.

Bennington Chamber Music Conference

All concerts free, open to the public.

Greenwall Auditorium, Bennington College.

Wednesday, July 20: Astor Piazzolla: Primavera Portena for piano trio; Max Bruch: Eight Pieces, Op. 83 (selection) for clarinet, cello, and piano; Johannes Brahms: String Sextet in G Major, Op. 36.

Berkshires Jazz summer series

Saturday, July 16: The Laszlo Gardony Quartet, 8 p.m. (venue to be announced) Laszlo Gardony, piano; Don Braden, saxophone; Yoron Israel, bass; John Lockwood, drums

Berkshire Music School

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

Through Friday, Aug. 19: Summer lessons, camps and workshop at the school.

Monday, July 18-Friday, July 22: Rock On Camp at Berkshire Community College includes Live Onstage: Music Theatre Workshop for Teens, (register through BCC Rock on Camp).

Berkshire Summer Strings

French Park, North Egremont, Mass.

Thursday, July 14: Benefit concert for scholarship fund, 8 p.m. Check website for location. Suggested donation $20 adult, under 18 free.

Friday, July 15: Community Sing, 9 a.m., free. Community Jam, all ages, all acoustic, 4 p.m., free. Camper Concert, 5:30 p.m. All welcome.

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, July 14: Penelope Bitzas, mezzo-soprano, 7 p.m., Featuring pianist Shiela Kibbe; "A Greek-American Recital: songs by American and Greek Composers."

Sunday, July 17: Young Artists Vocal Program Faculty, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 19: Axiom Brass, 7 p.m.

West Street Theatre

Student recitals:

Saturday, July 16: Young Artists Piano Program, 11 a.m.

Seiji Ozawa Hall

Saturday, July 16: Orchestral Concert Young Artists Orchestra, 2:30 p.m.Lawrence Loh, conductor. Wagner,, Overture to Die Meistersinger; Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn; Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5. Tickets available in advance at and the BSO Box Office, or day-of at the Ozawa Hall gate: $12.

Sunday, July 17: Concert, Young Artists Wind Ensemble, 2:30 p.m. David J. Martins, conductor. Dahl, Sinfonietta; Dukas, Fanfare from La Péri; Harbison, Rubies; McTee, Circuits; Nelson, Savannah River Holiday; Newman (BUTI '90), The Rivers of Bowery; Salfelder, Shadows Ablaze. Tickets available in advance at and the BSO Box Office, or day-of at the Ozawa Hall Gate: $12.

Ventfort Hall

Monday, July 18: Student Recital Young Artists Piano Program, 7:30 p.m.

Concerts on the Green

Downtown Manchester, Vt.

All concerts are on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Free.

July 19: Julie Shea

Clark Art Institute

225 South St., Williamstown, Mass.

Tuesday, July 19: HBH&T Band with Wanda Houston. 6 p.m. Jazz quartet performing standards, blues, R&B, and Top 40 — the music you know, the music you love, and the music you can sing along with and dance to. Free. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic meals. Barbecue fare and beverages available for sale.

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.

July 20: Rebel Alliance

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, July 15: Steve Katz: Pioneer of the blues-rock genre with his early 1960s band, the Blues Project; founder in the late 1960s of the ground-breaking band Blood, Sweat & Tears." Members, $20; non-members, $25.

Saturday, July 16: The Grand Slambovians: "They have an air of both Floyd and maybe Bowie at times, atop their folk-country roots." Members, $25 non-members, $30.

Lilac Park Concerts

Main Street, Lenox, Mass.

Wednesdays, July-August: Concerts in the park, free.

July 20: Soulraye, a fusion of neo-pop soul with Kristen Gray and Michael Raye.

Live on the Lake

Controy Pavilion on Onota Lake, Pittsfield, Mass.

Wednesdays July 6-Aug. 24: Free community concert series held 6 to 8 p.m. Presented by radio station Live 95.9 FM. Full concert line up will be available at

July 20 — Bandit

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.

Monday, July 18: 2016 Mahaiwe Gala with Alan Cumming, 8 p.m., actor/activist Alan Cumming performs his hit show "Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs." $75 to $150.

Marlboro Music Festival

Marlboro College, 2472 South Road, Marlboro, Vt. 802-254-2394 or

July 16 through Aug. 14: Five concert weekends. Fridays, Aug. 5 and 12, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $15-$37.50.

Mass MoCA

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

Through July 30: Bang on a Can Summer Festival. Events spanning the three-week festival, with gallery recitals most days. Saturday, July 16, 11:30 a.m. KIDS CAN TOO! $5 members , $8 not-yet-members, 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, July 16-17: Andrew Garland, baritone, with Estela Olevsky, piano. Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, July at 3 p.m. Schumann, Dichterliebe; Folk and Broadway Songs by Mark Kohn, Cole Porter, Mitch Leigh, and more.

Music from Salem

25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. or 518-232-2347


Advance tickets: or 518-677-2495

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

Sunday, July 17: "The Unbroken Message From The Silence." Boccherino Lee, and Chausson

Children and Youths Workshops

Lively introductions to music making and listening, featuring MfS musicians. Free. Information, or 518-232-2347

Thursdays, July 14: Youth Workshop at Historic Salem Courthouse, 1 p.m.

Open rehearsals

The opportunity to observe professional musicians shape their musical interpretations. Rehearsals on Thursday, July 14, at 4 p.m., at Brown Farm, 154 Priest Road, Salem, N.Y. Free.

Party in the Park

Noel Field, North Adams, Mass.

Thursdays, July 7-Aug. 25: Free community concert series. 6-8 p.m. Presented by radio stations WUPE and WNAW. Full concert line up available at or

July 14: License to Groove

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

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

Saturday, July 18: Summer Sings with David Smith, director of concerts in the village. 7-9 p.m. The second in a series of three summer sings focuses on works by Gilbert and Sullivan. $10/$8 members, $25/$20 members for the series of three.

Wednesday, Thursday July 22-23: Vanaver Caravan's "Turn, Turn, Turn! Celebrating Pete Seeger in Dance & Music" 8-10 p.m. $30/$25 members/$15 students.

Sevenars Music Festival

49th season (48th anniversary)

Sevenars Academy, off Route 112, Ireland Street, South Worthington, Mass., (413) 238-5854 or ($20 suggested donation).

Sunday, July 17: Greenwood Chamber Players: Flute and Strings, 4 p.m.

Sounds of Summer

VFW, Great Barrington, Mass.

Tuesdays, July 5-Aug. 23: Free community concert series. 6-8 p.m. Presented by radio station WSBS. Full concert line up available at

Southern Vermont Arts Center

930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester, Vt., (802) 367-1303

Friday, July 15 - Saturday, July 17: SolarFest. Energy education and music festival with two mainstages and multiple acts.

MMF concerts:

Thursday, July 14: "Flirting with Fusion," 7:30 p.m., $42, students $18.

Riley Center for the Arts, BBA

Monday, July 18: MMF Young Artists Concert, 7 p.m., $10, students free.

Springside Park

874 North St. (Route 7), Pittsfield, Mass.

Concerts Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Hebert Arboretum. Free.

Tuesday, July 19: Housatonic Philharmonic

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.

An informal concert is held each Saturday, June 25-July 23, at 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.

Summer Noontime Concert Series

St. John's Episcopal Church, 35 Park St., Williamstown, Mass; 413-458-8131

All concerts on Mondays at noon. Free.

July 18: Emily Kalish, violin; James Bergin, viola; Peri Morris, cello; Scott Bailey, piano; music of Dohnanyi and Faure.


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

Thursday, July 14: "The Times, They Are A-Changin'," with The Knights; Alex Sopp, flute; Christina Courtin, vocalist; Gabriel Kahane, electric guitar, piano and voice, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall.

Friday, July 15: Prelude concert with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin, all-Mozart program, 8 p.m., Shed.

Saturday, July 16: Rehearsal, Sunday program, 10:30 a.m., Shed; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor; Renée Fleming, soprano, works of Ives, Strauss and Tchaikovsky, 8 p.m., Shed.

Sunday, July 17: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Gustavo Gimeno, conductor, Yuja Wang, piano; works of Prokofiev, Ravel, Gershwin and Stravinsky, 2:30 p.m., Shed.

Monday, July 18: Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra; Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor; TMC Conducting Fellows; Richard Sebring, horn; works of Wagner and Strauss, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall.

Wednesday, July 20: François Leleux, oboe; Lisa Batiashvili, violin; Kim Kashkashian, viola; Lynn Harrell, cello, and Emanuel Ax, piano; works of Saint-Saens, Debussy, Britten and Mozart, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall.

Tannery Pond Concerts

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

Saturday, July 16: Pianist Stephen Hough, plays Schubert's "Sonata in A minor, D 784, No. 14," Franck's "Prelude, Choral et Fugue," Hough's "Sonata III (Trinitas)"; Liszt's "Valse oubliée Nos. 1 and 2" and "Transcendental Études Nos. 10 and 11," 8 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.

Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16: Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jon Suters and friends. Saturday, the Paul Green Quartet. Free. On the terrace.


Lectures For Tanglewood 2016

Lenox Library, Lenox Mass.

Presented by Jeremy Yudkin, professor of Music at Boston University, on Fridays and Saturdays 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Friday, July 15: Effortless Perfection: Explaining Mozart's Genius. An All-Mozart Program

Saturday, July 16: Music of Life and Death: Ives, Tchaikovsky, and Strauss's Heavenly Four Last Songs.

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar

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

Sunday, July 17: Ron Kaplan, "The Jewish Olympics: The History of The Maccabiah," 4 p.m.

The Mount

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

Edith Wharton's historic estate.

Monday, July 18: Monday Lecture Series — Writer Louisa Thomas discusses her most recent book, "Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams." 11 a.m. General $30; members $25. Reservations required.

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

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

Tuesday, July 19: "1883: That First Summer of Baseball, Beer and Whiskey," Edward Achorn. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m.


Barrington Stage Company

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

Boyd-Quinson Main Stage

July 15-Aug. 13: Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance," Swashbuckling pirates, innocent lovers and bumbling policemen. Preview performances: Friday-Sunday, July 15-17. 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. Talkback on Tuesday, July 26. Tickets: Starting at $20.

St. Germain Stage

Sydell 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. Preview performances: Thursday and Friday, June 16 and 17. Evening performances: Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Sunday, Thursday and Saturday at 3 p.m. Talkbacks: Wednesdays, June 29 and July 6. Tickets: Starting at $20.

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. Evening performances: Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Matinee: Saturday at 2 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, 83 E. Main St., Stockbridge, Mass. $45 and $62

Through July 23: "Little Shop of Horrors." Award-winning rock, horror, musical comedy. Evening performances: Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Matinee: Saturday at 2 p.m. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. $25-$75.

July 20-Aug. 20: Judd Hirsch in world premiere of Shem Bitterman's "The Stone Witch." A struggling, young writer is chosen to help a reclusive children's book author and illustrator complete his first manuscript in over a decade. Previews: Wednesday and Thursday, July 20-21, at 7 p.m.; Friday, July 22, 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. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, 83 E. Main St., Stockbridge, Mass. $45-$62.

Chester Theatre Company

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

July 14-24: Regional premiere, "Oh God" by Anat Gov. psychologist Ella has only one chance to talk her new patient, a very depressed God, out of destroying his most disappointing creation — humankind. 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. Cast Conversations: Friday matinees. Panel discussion: Sunday, July 17, matinee. $10-$37.50.

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.

July 8-23: Regional premiere, "Dear Elizabeth" by Sarah Ruhl. A lyrical and moving portrait of the friendship of American poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell that unfolds in letters. Evening performances: Wednesday through Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Sunday and Wednesday, 2 p.m. $20 to $60.

Double Edge Theatre

Box office: 413-628-0277,

July 15-Aug. 22: "Once a Blue Moon - Cada Luna Azul," indoor/outdoor traveling spectacle. Previews July 15-17. Wednesday thru Sunday performances, July 20-Aug.22 at 8 p.m. Double Edge Theatre, 948 Conway Road, Ashfield, Mass.

Fort Salem Theater

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

July 15-17: "You're an Old Man, Charlie Brown: A Peanuts Parody," Fort Salem Theater. It's been 65 years since those charming characters first appeared in the comics and leapt onto television and the musical stage. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.. $30 adult; $27 senior; $15 youth (12 and under).

Hubbard Hall

25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. (518) 677-2495,

July 7-17: Summer Touring Shakespeare Production of "Othello," directed by Erin Ouellette. Cambridge Community Garden and various other locations. 7 p.m.. Free, donations welcome.

Mac-Haydn Theatre

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

July 7-24: "Chicago" Kander and Ebb's mega-hit full of jazz, murder and mayhem.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

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

July 8-24: "Big River, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," music and lyrics by Roger Miller; book by William Hauptman. Evening performances: Wednesday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Thursday and Sunday at 2 p.m. $12-$37.

Shakespeare & Company

Box Office: 413-637-3353,, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, Mass.

Tina Packer Playhouse

July 1–Aug. 21: "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare. A visceral display of courtship, prejudice, money and revenge, ending ultimately in a choice between life and death. Evening performances: July 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee: July 17 at 2 p.m.

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. July 20 at 8:30 p.m. Matinees: July 15 and 16, 24 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: July 16, 17 and 19 at 8:30 p.m. Matinees: July 14 and 20 at 3 p.m.

Outdoor stages

July 14 – Aug. 20: "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare. A world of illusion, debauchery and mayhem. The Dell at The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass. Evening performances: July 14 and 19 at 6 p.m. Matinee: July 16 at 11 a.m.; July 17 at 4:30 p.m.

July 15-Aug. 20: "The Emperor of the Moon" by Aphra Behn. When love strikes, chaos ensues and a coup of astronomic proportions is set. Rose Footprint, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, Mass. Evening performances: July 15, 16 and 20.

Talks and More

Tuesdays, July 19: Artistic Insights, insightful, moderated conversations. 5 p.m. Bernstein Artist's Studio 3. Adults $8, students $4.

Wednesdays through Aug. 31: Guided through Theatre: Backstage Walks. 10:30 a.m. Meet in the Tina Packer Playhouse lobby. Adults $10, students 4. Also Saturday, July 16.

Spectrum Playhouse

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

July 15-22: "Wizard of Oz" Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. July 15 at 7 p.m. and July 16 at 2 p.m. $12 Adults/$8 Students and seniors.

The Theatre Barn

654 Route 20/Columbia Pike, New Lebanon, N.Y. (518)-794-8989,

Regular Tickets $27/Sunday Matinée $25

Through July 24: " Towards Zero," by Agatha Christie. Lady Tressilian, an old and humorless widow, invites several guests into her seaside home of Gull's Point for two weeks at the end of summer. Events become sinister when Lady Tresslian is killed. July 14, 15, 16 at 8 p.m. July 16 at 4 p.m. and July 17, at 2 p.m.

Walking the Dog Theater

July 14-17: "Shakespeare's Supernaturals," a devised show about faeries, witches, magic, and other ordinary mysteries, drawn from the works of William Shakespeare. Directed by Melania Levitsky. July 14, 15 at 7 p.m.; July 16, 17 at 2 p.m. at Hawthorne Valley School Hall, 330 County Route 21C, Ghent, N.Y. Suggested donation: $10 - $25. (518) 392-3399,

WAM Theatre

Sunday, Aug. 21: Fresh Takes Play Reading, "Samsara," 3 p.m., No. Six Depot Roastery & Café. 6 Depot St. West Stockbridge, Mass. $20.

Weston Playhouse

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


Through July 16: " Man of La Mancha," based on The Adventures of Don Quixote. 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

July 14 – July 31: "Forever" Pulitzer finalist Dael Orlandersmith, seen in her one-woman tour de force, "Stoop Stories," on Weston's OtherStages in 2014, returns with a celebrated and provocative new work. Evenings at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Box office: '62 Center for Theatre and Dance on the Williams College Campus, 1000 Main St. Williamstown, Mass., 413-597-3400

Main Stage

Through 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. Evening performances July 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. Weeknight performances July 14 at 7:30 p.m. Daytime performance July 16 at 3:30 p.m. and July 14 and 17 at 2 p.m. $68

July 20-31: "Romance Novels For Dummies," by Boo Killebrew. With Justin Long, Connie Ray, Andrew Weems. Sisters Liz and Bernie couldn't be more different: Liz is a good, Southern stay-at-home mom; Bernie is a flailing actress smoking and swearing her way through New York City. But when Liz is suddenly widowed, she and her young daughter move in with Bernie to start again. Comedy. Preview July 20, 7:30 p.m. $68

Nikos stage

Through July 23: "The Chinese Room," by Michael West. With Carson Elrod, Sue Jean Kim, Brían F. O'Byrne, Laila Robins. A visionary in the field of artificial intelligence, Frank (Brían F. O'Byrne) has built a humandroid to preserve his wife Lily's (Laila Robins) memory — because she is losing hers. Celebration July 14 at 7:30 p.m. Evening performances July 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and July 17 at 7 p.m. Weeknight performances July 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. Daytime performance July 16 at 3:30 p


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