Thursday, June 26

ART

MCLA Gallery 51

Alaa Awad, Egyptian painter and muralist, "Thebes: What the Ancients have to say about Contemporary Egypt," June 26 to July 27. Reception 6 p.m. North Adams.

DownStreet Art

Art openings across downtown North Adams, last Thursday of each month, June to Sept., 6 to 9 p.m. Gallery openings, street performances and public art works.

Frelinghuysen Morris House

"Pioneers of American Modernism -- Morris and Holtzman," founding members of the American Abstract Artists in 1936. Show opens today. Historic home of abstract artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen. Lenox

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Free Inside/Out Performance: Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, 6:15 p.m., Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space. Trey McIntyre Project, 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. "Unreal Hip-Hop," 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Becket.

KID STUFF

Adams Community Night

Community Night at Adams Visitor Center, Depot Street, 6: p.m. Free. www.celebrateadams.com

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

The WPTC Young Company, "The Three Little Pigs," 4 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club.

MUSIC

Whitney Center for the Arts

Opera Notte, "Deception & Desire." Evening of arias from various popular operas with tapas available, 7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.


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THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Working on a Special Day," New England premiere, 4 and 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Cole Porter's musical "Kiss Me Kate," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

Preview, "The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful," 8 p.m., Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

"Madagascar," the story of a young man's mysterious disappearance. 2 and 8 p.m. Chester.

Dorset Theatre Festival

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

Performance Space 21

Walking the Dog Theater's Long Form Improv, evening of spontaneous imagination co-created through audience suggestions, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

World premiere of the pop- rock musical, "Analog and Vinyl," 7:30 p.m., Weston.

Friday, June 27

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Free PillowTalk: "Gotta Collect!", 5 p.m., Blake's Barn. Free Inside/Out Performance: Buglisi Dance Theatre, 6:15 p.m., Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space. Trey McIntyre Project, 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. "Unreal Hip-Hop," 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Becket.

COMMUNITY

Writers Read

Shira Dentz and Andrew Schelling, 6 p.m. Good Purpose Gallery, Lee.

KID STUFF

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

The WPTC Young Company, "The Three Little Pigs," 1 and 4 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club.

MUSIC

Guthrie Center

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

Mohawk Trail Concerts

45th Summer Festival. Trios for flute, gamba and harpsichord by C.P.E. Bach, Rameau and Pousseur, celebrate composers' anniversaries. Lewis Spratlan's Horn Quartet will honor those hurt in Newtown Conn. tragedy. Open rehearsal, 7 p.m. Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont

Tanglewood

Kenny Barron Trio, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

Cole Porter's musical "Kiss Me Kate," 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage. "Working on a Special Day," New England premiere, 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

Preview, "The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful," 8 p.m., Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

"Madagascar," the story of a young man's mysterious disappearance. 8 p.m. Chester.

Dorset Theatre Festival

"Red," six-time Tony Award-winning drama about artist Mark Rothko. 8 p.m., Dorset.

Performance Space 21

Walking the Dog Theater's Long Form Improv, evening of spontaneous imagination co-created through audience suggestions, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare and Company

"A Servant of Two Masters," outrageous and wily servant Truffaldino secretly signs on with two masters simultaneously, 5:30 p.m., outside in the Rose Footprint. Preview, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Shakespeare's classic, bawdy comedy set in the Bayou and the Jazz Age, 7 p.m. Preview: "Julius Caesar," in which 7 actors play all the roles, 8 p.m., Lenox.

The Theater Barn

"You Should Be So Lucky," a laugh-out-loud farce, 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

World premiere of the pop-rock musical, "Analog and Vinyl," 7:30 p.m., Weston.

Saturday, June 28

ART

Berkshire Community College

"Jean-Leon Gerome: Enemy of the Impressionists," Marc Gotlieb OLLI talk, Free. 10:30 a.m. Pittsfield.

Hancock Shaker Village

Shaker cooking for families 10:45 a.m. Appliqued quilting workshop. Pittsfield.

Spencertown Academy

Opening reception for "Dreams and Digressions: New Paintings by Kris Galli" 4 to 7 p.m. Spencertown, N.Y.

Vermont Arts Exchange

VAE's 20th Birthday Bash: Day of live music, open house activities and more. Bennington.

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Trey McIntyre Project, 2 and 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. "Unreal Hip-Hop," 2:15 and 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Free PillowTalk: "Trey McIntyre's Best Moves," 4 p.m., Blake's Barn. Free Inside/Out Performance: Tap Program, The School at Jacob's Pillow, 6:15 p.m., Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space. Becket.

South County contra dance

New Moon Contra Dance and Summer Sing-in. Live music with Steve Howland calling. Sacred harp singing 4:30 p.m., Sing-in starts at 5:30, community potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30. All dances taught, no partner necessary. At Dewey Memorial Hall, Route 7, Sheffield. sheffieldcontradance.wordpress.com

HISTORY

Bidwell House Museum

History Talk: "The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic," 10 a.m. Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

"WeeMuse: Welcome to Kindergarten" -- music, games, performances 1 to 3 p.m., free and open to the community. "Kitchen Ka-Boom" 11 a.m., fun science experiments, all kid-safe, using items found in almost any kitchen. Pittsfield.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

The WPTC Young Company, "The Three Little Pigs," a musical. 1 and 4 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club.

MUSIC

Abode of the Message

Amir El Saffar, trumpeter, santur player, vocalist and composer with Omar Dewachi on oud, Iraqi Maqam music. 7 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Arrowhead

"The Pipes of Scotland," a piping and penning workshop

with Nancy Tunnicliffe and Jana Laiz, 3 p.m., Pittsfield.

Aston Magna Music Festival

"Winds of Romanticism," music of Crusell, Brahms, Mendelssohn under musical direction by Daniel Stepner. 6 p.m. Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. astonmagna.org, (800) 595-4849.

Guthrie Center

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

Mohawk Trail Concerts

45th Summer Festival. Trios for flute, gamba and harpsichord by C.P.E. Bach, Rameau and Pousseur, celebrate composers' anniversaries. Lewis Spratlan's Horn Quartet will honor those hurt in Newtown Conn. tragedy. 7:30 p.m. Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont

Tanglewood

"A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood" with Garrison Keillor, 5:45 p.m., Shed. Live broadcast. Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

"Up Close: Live Birds of Prey" 10 a.m. to noon. Hawks, owls and bald eagle. Sheffield. Trustees of Reservations.

Bob's Way

Come explore Bob's Way in Monterey. Wiew from Dave's Bench and beaver swamp. 10 a.m. with Berkshire Natural Resources Council. Trailhead on Route 23 at Monterey/Otis town line, Alford.

Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary

Organic Gardening Series: "Bugs & Diseases of the Vegetable Garden," 10 to 11:30 a.m., pavilion, 350 William St., Pittsfield.

Master Gardeners

Free class "Gardening in the Shade" 10 a.m. gardens behind Springside House in Springside Park, Pittsfield.

Project Native

Butterfly and bug safari: With nets and bug boxes (provided), magnifying glasses and field guides at the ready, find eggs, caterpillars and butterflies to bring into the Butterfly House. Learn to identify host plants, find eggs and caterpillars and ecologically harvest food for caterpillars. 10:30 a.m. to noon, Free. Housatonic.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Working on a Special Day," New England premiere, 4 and 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. Cole Porter's musical "Kiss Me Kate," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsifeld.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful," 2 and 8 p.m., Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. Opening night.

Chester Theatre Company

"Madagascar," the story of a young man's mysterious disappearance. 8 p.m. Chester.

Performance Space 21

Walking the Dog Theater's Long Form Improv, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare and Company

Preview: "Julius Caesar," 3 p.m. "Shakespeare's Will," 8 p.m., Lenox.

The Theater Barn

"You Should Be So Lucky," a laugh-out-loud farce, 4 and 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Town Players of Pittsfield

Readings from one-act comedies "Relatively Speaking" by Woody Allen, Ethan Coen and Elaine May. 2 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

World premiere of the pop-rock musical, "Analog and Vinyl," 2 and 7:30 p.m., Weston.

Sunday, June 29

COMMUNITY

The Mount

Community Garden Party, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Family day, tour the house, explore the gardens and trails. Lenox.

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Trey McIntyre Project, 2 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. Sunday Film Event -- "Never Stand Still," 4:30 p.m., Blake's Barn. "Unreal Hip-Hop," 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Becket.

FILM

Berkshire Museum

Little Cinema: Documentary "Nicky's Family," story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children before World War II. Sponsored by Temple Anshe Amunim. 2 p.m. Pittsfield.

KID STUFF

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

The WPTC Young Company, "The Three Little Pigs," 3 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

Fyvush Finkel, celebrating the great songs and humor of show business. 8 p.m., Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Bascom Lodge

Rakish Paddy: Foot stomping Celtic music, 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

Sage City Symphony

All-American Summer Pops Concert, 4 p.m. To benefit the music program at the North Bennington Village School. Rodgers and Hammerstein, Aaron Copland and other American composers. Sage City players, Music Company Orchestra from Saratoga County. On the grounds of the Village School. vsnb.org

Peter Yarrow in concert

Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, & Mary will perform a benefit concert for the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies at the Israel Congregation. 4 p.m. Manchester. (802) 362-7220.

OUTDOORS

Massachusetts Audubon

Canoe Trip to Upper and Lower Goose Ponds in search of ravens, hawks, herons, and a variety of songbirds, 8 a.m.-noon. Previous canoe experience is required. Lee and Tyringham.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Working on a Special Day," 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. Musical "Kiss Me Kate," 5 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsifeld.

Chester Theatre Company

"Madagascar," the story of a young man's mysterious disappearance. 2 p.m. Chester.

Dorset Theatre Festival

"Red," six-time Tony Award-winning drama about artist Mark Rothko. 3 and 8 p.m., Dorset.

Shakespeare and Company

"A Midsummer Night's Dream," Shakespeare's classic, bawdy comedy set in the Bayou and the Jazz Age, 2 p.m. "Shakespeare's Will," the uncharted and tumultuous life of Anne Hathaway -- Shakespeare's enigmatic wife, 3 p.m. Preview: "Julius Caesar," in which 7 actors play all the roles, 8 p.m., Lenox.

The Theater Barn

"You Should Be So Lucky," a laugh-out-loud farce, 2 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

World premiere of the pop-rock musical, "Analog and Vinyl," 3 p.m., Weston.

Monday, June 30

FILM

Knesset Israel

"Kings of Comedy," wit of Jerry Seinfeld, 7:30 p.m., free. Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

Fyvush Finkel, great songs and humor of show business. 8 p.m., Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Bascom Lodge

Singer, songwriter and teaching artist JoAnne Spies, 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock

THEATER

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful," 8 p.m., Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. Talk-back to follow. Preview, Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music," 8 p.m., The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Tuesday, July 1

COMMUNITY

Temple Anshe Amunim

"When a Jew Plays the Villain," 10:30 a.m. Pittsfield.

Ventfort Hall

Sherill Tippins, "The Chelsea Hotel: New York City's Dream Palace," 4 p.m. Tea and talk, Lenox.

FILM

Performance Space 21

"Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel," film, photography, animation, graphics, text, sound and music. Free. Chatham, N.Y.

KID STUFF

Lenox Library

Kids concert in the park with Terry A La Berry, 11 a.m., indoors in case of rain, free.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

The WPTC Young Company, "The Three Little Pigs," 4 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club.

OUTDOORS

Project Native

Butterfly and bug safari: With nets and bug boxes (provided), magnifying glasses and field guides at the ready, find eggs, caterpillars and butterflies to bring into the Butterfly House. Learn to identify host plants, find eggs and caterpillars and ecologically harvest food for caterpillars. 10:30 a.m. to noon, Free. Housatonic.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

"Let's Misbehave: A Tribute to Cole Porter," featuring BSC Musical Theatre Apprentices. 10 p.m., Mr. Finn's Cabaret. Pittsfield.

Tanglewood

Boston Symphony Chamber Players. Wyner: "Into the Evening Air," for wind quintet; Debussy Sonata for flute, viola, and harp; Schubert: Octet in F, D.803, for winds and strings. 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

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

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful," 8 p.m., Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Berkshire Theatre Group

Preview, Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music," 8 p.m., The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Dorset Theatre Festival

"Red," six-time Tony Award-winning drama about artist Mark Rothko. 8 p.m., Dorset.

Shakespeare and Company

Tuesday Talk, "Julius Caesar," 5 p.m. Preview: "Julius Caesar," in which 7 actors play all the roles, 8 p.m., Lenox.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

World premiere of the pop-rock musical, "Analog and Vinyl," 7:30 p.m., Weston.

Wednesday, July 2

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Compagnia T.P.O. in "Bleu!," 4:15 and 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Free Inside/Out Performance: Patricia Kenny Dance Collection, 6:15 p.m., Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre.

KID STUFF

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

WPTC Young Company, "The Three Little Pigs," 4 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club.

MUSIC

Eagle Band

Eagles Stage Band, Big Band dance music and swing, 7 p.m. Lilac Park, Main Street, Lenox. Free.

Ventfort Hall

Jeff Folmer, singer, song writer, guitarist performs contemporary folk and pop music, 7 p.m. Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

John Wheeler, local wild mushroom enthusiast and founding member of the Berkshire Mycological Society, will speak on the joys of mushroom identification, seasons, and typical habitats of our local fungal treasures, 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Kiss Me Kate," 2 and 7 p.m., Mainstage. "Working on a Special Day," 7:30 p.m., post-show discussion, St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Playwrights Lab

Staged reading of work in progress 7:30 p.m. Free. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful," 7 p.m., Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

"Madagascar," the story of a young man's mysterious disappearance. 8 p.m. Chester.

Dorset Theatre Festival

"Red," six-time Tony Award-winning drama about artist Mark Rothko. 3 and 8 p.m., Dorset.

Shakespeare and Company

Preview: "Julius Caesar," 3 p.m. "A Servant of Two Masters," 5:30 p.m. "Shakespeare's Will," 8 p.m., Lenox.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

World premiere of the pop-rock musical, "Analog and Vinyl," 2 and 7:30 p.m., Weston.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"June Moon," 7:30 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown.