Thursday, June 12

ART

Williams College Museum of Art

"Material Friction: Americana and American Art," artworks from WCMA's American art collection, opens. Samplers and blanket chests, Hudson River School paintings and Georgia O'Keefe. Grant Wood in conversation with an Amish farmer and Paul Cadmus talking with a blacksmith from Maine. Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

Lenox Library

Authors Mary & Bill Lewis share the story of Route 20 and the Erie Canal, from their book series, "Through the Heartland on U.S. 20." 7 p.m., free. Lenox.

Mission House

Big Clean volunteer day at historic house with Munsee-Mohican Exhibit Museum and the Fletcher Steele-designed gardens. Stockbridge. Trustees of Reservations.

The Mount

"America's Lost Playwright: Edith Wharton's Writing for the Stage" with scholar Laura Rattray, 6 p.m. Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Other Place," a psychological thriller, 4 and 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Preview: Cole Porter's musical "Kiss Me Kate," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

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.

Friday, June 13

COMMUNITY

Arrowhead

A 19th-century Chautauqua with Nathaniel Hawthorne, who will read from his work, 7 p.


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MUSIC

Guthrie Center

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

OUTDOORS

Berkshire BioBlitz

24-hour species inventory of a park or property at the Threemile Hill Trail/Fountain Pond State Park with Berkshire Natural Resources Council. Begins at noon. Find birds, reptiles, mammals, plants, fish, side-by-side with professionals and scientists. berkshirebioblitz.org

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

Cole Porter's musical "Kiss Me Kate," 8 p.m., Mainstage, post-show discussion."The Other Place," a psychological thriller, 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

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

Saturday, June 14

ART

Meetinghouse Gallery

Eleven artists in wood, metal and stone: Patrick Stolfo, Peter Murkett, Peter G Thorne, Jonathan Cooper, Maria Gay, Lucinda Schmulsky, Ellen Murtaugh, Sophie Eisner, Michael Thomas, Robin Toast, and Peter Barrett. Gallery hours: Friday, Saturday Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Show June 14 to July 6. New Marlborough.

HISTORY

Bidwell House Museum

History Talk, "Welcoming Mary Bidwell: A Story of Love, Marriage and Politics in the 1790s Berkshire Hills," 10 a.m. Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham

Sandisfield Arts Center

Historic Homes talk, 10 a.m. Sandisfield

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Season opening gala, 5:30 p.m. Honorary Co-Chairs Bill and Camille Cosby, and dancer Carmen de Lavallade. Trey McIntyre Project, Hong Kong Ballet and dancers of the Ballet Program of The School at Jacob's Pillow. Presentation of the 2014 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, dinner, a live auction and dancing. Becket.

KID STUFF

Mass MoCA

Kidspace: "It's Only Human" opens 11 a.m. Hudson Vagabond Puppets perform "Caps for Sale," 2 p.m. North Adams

MUSIC

Guthrie Center

Laura Nyro Tribute, "Spero Plays Nyro," by The Christine Spero Group, 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire BioBlitz

24-hour species inventory of a park or property at the Threemile Hill Trail/Fountain Pond State Park with Berkshire Natural Resources Council. Ends at noon. Find birds, reptiles, mammals, plants, fish, side-by-side with professionals and scientists. berkshirebioblitz.org

Hoffmann Bird Club

Old Colonial Road, 7 a.m. BNRC preserve in Stockbridge on Route 183 to look for water and woodland birds. Meet and park at the Stockbridge Bowl boat launch. (413) 499-0596.

Housatonic Valley Association

Paddle Rising Pond to the Housatonic Flats Reserve, 9 a.m., with Upper Housatonic Valley Heritage Area and the Berkshire Natural Resources Council. Families welcome. Free

Jackson Pond bird walk

A slow-paced bird walk in field edges, mature forest and wetland, 7 a.m. with Berkshire Natural Resources Council. Meet at the Stockbridge Bowl boat launch on Route 183. bnrc.net

Project Native

Native Flora Walk with the Berkshire Bioblitz. Free. Housatonic.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Other Place," a psychological thriller, 4 and 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Cole Porter's musical "Kiss Me Kate," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

The Colonial Theatre

Lisa Lampanelli: The Leaner Meaner Tour, 8 p.m., Pittsfield.

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 15

MUSIC

Close Encounters With Music

"The Many Faces of Antonin Dvorak: Bohemia Idyll," gala concert with ith Grammy Award-winning mezzo Kelley O'Connor, Itamar Zorman and Roman Rabinovich, 2 p.m. Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox.

Music from Salem

Viola Seminar concert, 7 p.m. New premier arrangement of the C major fugue from the third Bach solo violin Sonata Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, N.Y.

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

Father's Day canoe trip, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Paddle the Housatonic through fields and floodplain forests. (413) 229-8600.

Bascom Lodge

Beekeeping Demo: Beekeepers from the Northern Berkshire Beekeeping Association and Honey Pot Apiary, 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock

Tamarack Hollow

Raise the Roof benefit: Bird walk 7 a.m. at Tamarack Hollow in Windsor, Tamarack Hollow tour 9:30 a.m. Gaia Roots and Trio Candela music, craft marketplace 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Savoy Town Park.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

Cole Porter's musical "Kiss Me Kate," 5 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

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 16

COMMUNITY

Bascom Lodge

Laura Didyk will read from her memoir-in-progress, discuss the ins and out of writing a memoir. 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

Knesset Israel

"Kings of Comedy," wit of Mel Brooks, 7:30 p.m., free. Pittsfield.

Naumkeag

Community Day in house and gardens of "Summer Cottage." Tours and talks 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Stockbridge.

Tuesday, June 17

FILM

Performance Space 21

Movie Tuesdays: "Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould," award-winning documentary about the piano prodigy. 8:30 p.m. Free. Chatham, N.Y.

HISTORY

Ventfort Hall

Tea and Talk 4 p.m. at museum of the Gilded Age, Lenox.

MUSIC

Hevreh

"Sermon in a Song: Wit, Wonder and Wisdom from the American Songbook," 7:30 p.m. Great Barrington.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

Cole Porter's musical, "Kiss Me Kate," 8 p.m., Mainstage, post-show discussion, Pittsifeld.

Wednesday, June 18

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Free Inside/Out Performance: Harvard Dance Project, 6:15 p.m., Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space. The Hong Kong Ballet, 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. Becket.

MUSIC

Bascom Lodge

Berkshire Highlanders return to the summit for annual Bagpipe concert, 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Botanical Garden

"Seeing Flowers," look closely at beauty and intricacy, talk with Teri Dunn Chace on her book of flower essays with images by photographer Robert Llewellyn, 4 p.m. Stockbridge.

Housatonic Flats

Easy walk, 10 a.m. with Berkshire Natural Resources Council. Oxbow wetlands and tall floodplain forests of cottonwoods along with red and silver maples. Route 7 north of Great Barrington. bnrc.net

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

Preview: "Working on a Special Day," New England premiere, 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Cole Porter's musical "Kiss Me Kate," 2 and 7 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Dorset Theatre Festival

Main stage: "Red," Six-time Tony Award-winning drama about artist Mark Rothko. 8 p.m., Dorset.