Thursday, June 5

COMMUNITY

Dalton Fair

Mike Fanelli's Traveling Amusement Park. Midway opens 6 p.m. American Legion Field, North Street (Route 9), Dalton.

MUSIC

Berkshire Gateway Jazz

Sonny & Perley 8 p.m. Jazz, Bossa Nova, American Songbook Standards and International Cabaret. Spectrum Theatre, festival brings acclaimed and local jazz musicians to downtown Lee. www.BerkshiresJazz.org

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Botanical Garden

‘Amazing Trees' 10 a.m., tour the grounds and tree collection, Stockbridge.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Other Place," a psychological thriller, 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. Post-show discussion.

Dorset Theatre Festival

New play reading: "Zealot" by Theresa Rebeck and starring Alfre Woodard. 7 p.m., Dorset.

Friday, June 6

ART

First Fridays Artswalk

15 art shows, work by 40 regional artists opening 5 to 8 p.m. downtown. Second Anniversary Celebration, live music provided by The Podunk Throwbacks, Downtown Pittsfield, Inc., 33 Dunham Mall. Pittsfield. Artswalk After Party from 8 to 10 pm at the Whitney Center for the Arts. www.FirstFridaysArtswalk.com

Vermont Arts Exchange

Opening of recent works by painter Matthew Marks, on exhibit in the Sage Mill Gallery through June 30.


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COMMUNITY

Bennington Contradance

Caller Fern Bradley, music by Tenpenny Bit, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. All dances are taught and beginners are welcome. One World Conservation Center, Route 7, Bennington.benningtondance.org, (802) 447-2173

Dalton Fair

Mike Fanelli's Traveling Amusement Park. Fireworks. Midway opens 6 p.m. American Legion Field, North Street (Route 9), Dalton.

Manchester Antique & Classic Car Show

28th annual Manchester Antique & Classic Car Show, Dorr Field, Manchester. Food vendors & flea market.

MUSIC

Berkshire Gateway Jazz

Sounds of Shearing, only authorized "tribute band" to the late pianist George Shearing, kicks off its first Northeast tour in the town where Sir George spent his summers for 10 years, 8 p.m. at the home of Dee Dee Fraser. www.BerkshiresJazz.org

Guthrie Center

Troubador series, folk music at site of Alice's Restaurant, 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

OUTDOORS

Hoffmann Bird Club

Picnic 5 p.m. and birding 6 p.m. at Pleasant Valley. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Main courses and beverages are provided. 427 West Mountain Road, Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Other Place," a psychological thriller, 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

The Ghent Playhouse

John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," the classic saga of displaced heartland Americans during the Dust Bowl Depression. 8 p.m., Ghent, N.Y.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"Doubt" by John Patrick Shanley, a nun who suspects a young priest of improper relations with a student, 7:30 p.m. Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

"Shakespeare's Will," life of Anne Hathaway -- Shakespeare's wife, 7:30 p.m., Lenox.

Saturday, June 7

ART

Monterey Library

Leonard Weber June 6 to July 5. Opening reception 7 p.m. Monterey

Sandisfield Arts Center

"Vincent Van Gogh and the Books He Read," 10 a.m. Sandisfield

COMMUNITY

Dalton Fair

Mike Fanelli's Traveling Amusement Park. Fireworks. Midway opens at noon. American Legion Field, Route 9, Dalton.

Hancock Shaker Village

Backyard poultry workshop, 1 to 5 p.m. Pittsfield.

Knesset Israel

"Living Deliberately to Confront Climate Change," noon, free. Pittsfield.

Manchester Antique & Classic Car Show

28th annual Manchester Antique & Classic Car Show, Dorr Field, Manchester. Food vendors & flea market.

MUSIC

Berkshire Gateway Jazz

New Black Eagle Jazz Band, 8 p.m. Music of New Orleans. Mainstage, Lee Meeting House, First Congregational Church. Park Square, Lee. www.BerkshiresJazz.org.

The Colonial Theatre

Roosevelt Dim, the sounds of "steamboat soul." 8 p.m. Pittsfield.

Guthrie Center

Troubador series, folk music at site of Alice's Restaurant, 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA

Fredericks Brown in concert, 8 p.m. North Adams

Monterey jazz

Jazz by the Lucky Five quartet, 7 p.m., recalling basement cafes of New York or Montreal. Monterey Meeting House basement, Main Road and Tyringham Road, Monterey. (413) 528-3795.

Music from Salem

Cello Seminar concert 2 p.m. 12 cellists playing music from Bach to contemporary. Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, N.Y.

OUTDOORS

Appalachian Mountain Club

National Trails Day. Morning work parties. Afternoon hike to Jug End. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring lunch and water. Cookout at 4:30. RSVP at@amcberkshire.org before June 1. Kellogg Conservation Center, Rt. 41, South Egremont.

Garden Conservancy

Open Days program: Self-guided tours of three private gardens in Claverack, Copake Falls, Greenport, and Hudson, N.Y. www.opendaysprogram.org

Hoffmann Bird Club

South County Leaders Choice. Meet 7:30 p.m. at Wild Bird Store on Route 7 in Great Barrington. (413) 528-4355 Birding Beyond Your Backyard 8 a.m. in Stockbridge Bowl. Free, (413) 655-8594.

Monterey Nature Walk

Conrad Ohman, of DCR leads an easy walk from the intersection of Brett and Blue Hill Roads. Explore 115-acre Winter Farm, history of agriculture and mining. Disappearing stream, small caves, limestone boulders, numbered trees, scattered artifacts, towering spruce, large white pine, wetland habitat. Free. (413) 528-3795.

Monument Mountain

National Trails Day, 10 a.m. Free. Great Barrington.

Notchview

Birds and Bird Songs morning walk, 7 a.m. Route 9, Windsor.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Family Fun Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Live animal demonstrations, talks, guided walks, hands-on craft activities, food, and more -- all with a nature theme. Musical entertainment and puppetry. Free. Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Other Place," a psychological thriller, 4 and 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Playwrights Lab

Gala New Play Benefit, 8 p.m. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington.

The Ghent Playhouse

John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," the classic saga of displaced heartland Americans during the Dust Bowl Depression. 8 p.m., Ghent, N.Y.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"Doubt" by John Patrick Shanley, a nun who suspects a young priest of improper relations with a student, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

"Shakespeare's Will," the uncharted and tumultuous life of Anne Hathaway -- Shakespeare's enigmatic wife, 7:30 p.m., Lenox.

Sunday, June 8

COMMUNITY

Bryant Homestead

Haiku in Spring Celebration, 4 to 6 p.m. Celebrate spring with a stroll through field and forest, reading haiku at the historic home of poet William Cullen Bryant. Japanese refreshments. Cummington.

Cricket Match

English sport with English tea, 2 p.m., West Stockbridge Town Hall, 21 State Line Road/Route 102, West Stockbridge. Ladies are invited to wear hats. Free.

Dalton Fair

Mike Fanelli's Traveling Amusement Park. Fireman's muster. Midway opens at noon. American Legion Field, North Street (Route 9), Dalton.

Manchester Antique & Classic Car Show

28th annual Manchester Antique & Classic Car Show, Dorr Field, Manchester. Food vendors and flea market.

Robert Frost Stone House

"Frost's Lyric Constellations: ‘Mending Wall,' ‘After Apple Picking' and ‘The Wood Pile,'" David Sanders explores seasonal poems, 2 p.m. Free. Shaftsbury

Ventfort Hall

Jared Aswegan, international costume designer, "Medieval Fashion Parade of Quadrille Fabrics" inspired by 15th-century Flemish and Italian paintings from Van der Weyden, Hans Memling, Sandro Botticelli, reception 4 p.m. Lenox.

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Members of all levels are invited to a free, exclusive screening of "The Fabulous Ice Age," a new documentary about ice dancing. 3 p.m. Becket.

MUSIC

Bascom Lodge

Music by Dublin Porter, Berkshire trio, traditional dance music and airs of Ireland, 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

Barrington Stage Company

"Bringin' Down the House," a soul-stirring journey, starring Wanda Houston. 8 p.m., Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

OUTDOORS

Hoffmann Bird Club

Springside Park bird walk, 7 a.m. Meet at the playground to look for songbirds and sparrows. (413) 442-6327.

Tamarack Hollow

National Trails Day Bog Pond carnivorous plants and wetland plant/tree hike 9:30 a.m., Savoy State Forest.

Tyringham cobble

Yoga and hiking adventure: Walk on Appalachian Tral, yoga at Ashintully, 10 a.m. Tyringham. Trustees of Reservations.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Other Place," a psychological thriller, 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

The Ghent Playhouse

John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," the classic saga of displaced heartland Americans during the Dust Bowl Depression. 2 p.m., Ghent, N.Y.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"Doubt" by John Patrick Shanley, a nun who suspects a young priest of improper relations with a student, 2 p.m. Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

"Shakespeare's Will," the uncharted and tumultuous life of Anne Hathaway -- Shakespeare's enigmatic wife, 3 p.m., Lenox.

Monday, June 9

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

"Bringin' Down the House," a soul-stirring journey, starring Wanda Houston. 8 p.m., Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

‘Called Again,' evening with 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis. 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock

Tuesday, June 10

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Athenaeum

Book talk: "Through the Heartland on U.S. Route 20" by Bill and Mary Lewis, 7 p.m. free. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Jewish Federation

Three-course dinner with wine and exploration of Jewish food traditions with Chef Michael Ballon, 6:30 p.m. Castle Street Café, 10 Castle St., Great Barrington

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Other Place," a psychological thriller, 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

Wednesday, June 11

HISTORY

Bascom Lodge

‘Civilian Conservation Corps and Bascom Lodge' talk with Alec Gillman 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

OUTDOORS

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Evening at the Beaver Ponds, 7:30-9 p.m. Learn about the natural history of beavers. Not recommended for children under age 3. Lenox.

South Yokun Ridge Hike

Moderate 2-mile loop on on the Walsh and Charcoal trails from Olivia's Overlook on Lenox-Richmond Road. 10 a.m. with Berkshire Natural Resources Council. bnrc.net

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

Preview: Cole Porter's musical "Kiss Me Kate," 7 p.m., Mainstage. "The Other Place," a psychological thriller, 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.