Thursday, July 3

ART

Artswalk

Art shows, work by 40 regional artists opening 5 to 8 p.m. downtown. Artswalk After Party from 8-10 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts. www.FirstFridaysArtswalk.com

COMMUNITY

Lenox Library

Summer Reading Kick-Off: Hampstead Stage Company's "Alice in Wonderland," 11 a.m., free.

Temple Anshe Amunim

"Eat and Be Satisfied: The History and Folklore of Jewish Ritual Foods," noon. Pittsfield.

Williamstown Rural Lands

Firefly Hike and Campfire, 8 p.m. S'mores around the fire before heading out into the meadow among the lightening bugs. Williamstown.

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 2 and 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. Compagnia T.P.O. in Bleu!, 4:15 and 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Free Inside/Out Performance: Amalgamate Dance Company, 6:15 p.m., Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space.

FILM

Mass MoCA

"Apollo 13" shown at Harriman-West Airport, 8:30 p.m. North Adams.

KID STUFF

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

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

MUSIC

Manchester Music Festival

"Generations Opening Night: Concerti and Commissions." Pianists Peter Serkin and David Deveau perform with the Manchester Chamber Orchestra, 7:30 p.


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Manchester Town Green

Concerts on the Green featuring The Battenkillers, 6-8 p.m., Manchester.

Tanglewood

James Taylor, 8 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

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

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

Chester Theatre Company

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

Dorset Theatre Festival

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

Shakespeare and Company

"Shakespeare's Will," the uncharted and tumultuous life of Anne Hathaway -- Shakespeare's enigmatic wife, 3 p.m. "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Shakespeare's classic, bawdy comedy set in the Bayou and the Jazz Age, 7 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.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"June Moon," 2 and 8 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown.

Friday, July 4

ART

Bennington First Friday

Live music 5 to 8 p.m., shops open late, sidewalk-chalking, gallery tour and art walk. Better Bennington Corporation

Berkshires Arts Festival

Juried artists, demonstrations, food and music, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ski Butternut, Route 23, Great Barrington. berkshiresartsfestival.com

COMMUNITY

Clark Art Institute

After-parade festivities: Hot dogs on the East Lawn at 11 a.m. Live music, balloons before the Clark officially opens at 1 p.m. Free day to celebrate the Clark's grand opening: Explore the new galleries, picnic on the lawn and hike the trails. Galleries will be open until 9 p.m. Eagles Band free concert 7 p.m. and fireworks over Stone Hill at 9 p.m. Art: "Make It New: Abstract Painting from the National Gallery of Art, 1950-1975," Jackson Pollock's Number 1, 1950 ("Lavender Mist"), Mark Rothko's No. 1 (1961), Lee Bontecou's Untitled (1962) and more; "Cast for Eternity: Ancient Ritual Bronzes from the Shanghai Museum" ; "Raw Color: The Circles of David Smith." Williamstown.

North Adams fireworks

Fourth of July Fireworks after SteepleCats game at Noel Field. North Adams.

Pittsfield Parade

Fourth of July Parade, "Made in America." Historic celebration dating back to 1824, when the procession consisted of Revolutionary War survivors, patriots, politicians and horse-drawn carriages. pittsfieldparade.com, (413) 447-7763.

Williams College Museum of Art

WTF at WCMA: Actors from the Williamstown Theatre Festival conjure the spirit of a nation in the making. 10 a.m. reading of the Declaration of Independence and the British reply. Galleries open to show the documents, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Williamstown.

Williamstown Fourth of July

Annual celebration, 10 a.m. reading of the Declaration of Independence at Williams College Museum of Art. Parade to follow at 11 a.m. on Route 2 and Spring Street. Barbecue on the lawn of The Clark. FIreworks at The Clark at dusk. williamstownchamber.com

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

July 4th at the Pillow. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. Compagnia T.P.O. in "Bleu!", 4:15 and 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Free PillowTalk: "Dancing Fourth at the Pillow, 5 p.m., Blake's Barn. Free Inside/Out Performance: Yin Yue Dance Company, 6:15 p.m., Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space. Becket.

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

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

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Jazz luminary John Clark's Odd Couple Quintet, pairing his French horn with Michael Rabinowitz's bassoon, 4 p.m. Outdoors and free. Route 2, Charlemont.

The Mount

Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. on the terrace. Lenox.

Tanglewood

James Taylor, 8 p.m., Shed. Fireworks to follow concert. All proceeds to benefit Tanglewood. Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Kiss Me Kate," 2 p.m., Mainstage. "Working on a Special Day," 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

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

Dorset Theatre Festival

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

Shakespeare and Company

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," 7:30 p.m. "Julius Caesar," 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.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"June Moon," 4 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown.

Saturday, July 5

ART

Bennington Museum

"Alice Neel/Erastus Salisbury Field: Painting the People," master portraitists, show opens today. Museum's major exhibition of 2014, work of two acknowledged masters of the portrait as art. Bennington.

Berkshires Arts Festival

Juried artists, demonstrations, food and music, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ski Butternut, Route 23, Great Barrington. berkshiresartsfestival.com

COMMUNITY

Ashley House

Opening weekend concert and celebration, 11 a.m. House tours. Sheffield.

Hancock Shaker Village

Shaker cooking for families 10:45 a.m. Pittsfield.

Monterey Township Day

Bidwell House Museum's Township No 1 Day, a joint celebration by Tyringham and Monterey of shared history. Celebrate colonial reenactors, local musicians, gardens, games and crafts and a baking contest. 100 Art School Road., Monterey, (413) 528-6888.

Performance Space 21

Fashion InTENTsive, an auction and sale of unique clothes from Rewraps, PS21's retail outlet. Includes musical entertainment. Refreshments available. Alan Chartock, auctioneer. 7 p.m. VIP reception, 8-10 p.m. show and auction, Chatham, N.Y.

DANCE

Cornwall Contra Dance

Live old-time music by Still, the Homegrown Band and a special guest caller. All ages and left feet welcome, 7 p.m. at the Cornwall Town Hall, 24 Pine St., Cornwall, Conn. motherhouse.us

Jacob's Pillow

Compagnia T.P.O. in "Bleu!", 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 and 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 2 and 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. Free PillowTalk Film: "Tap or Die!" 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.

KID STUFF

Arrowhead

"Stick Your Hands in History," 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. An opportunity for middle school children to curate a one-week exhibit on the theme of Art and Industry. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Museum

"Art Lab" -- create art with a child age 2 to 5. Children learn the names, colors and techniques. 10:30 a.m. Pittsfield.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

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

MUSIC

Aston Magna Music Festival

"Music from a Turbulent 17th-Century England," with music from Dowland, Purcell, Lawes and more, under musical direction by Daniel Stepner. 6 p.m. Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. astonmagna.org, (800) 595-4849.

Barrington Stage Company

Joe Iconis & Family, show tune, cabaret, rock-and- roll jamboree. 9 p.m., Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Guthrie Center

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

Lenox Library

Tanglewood Pre-Concert Lecture -- Boston University Professor Jeremy Yudkin, "The American Voice! American Opera Arias and the American Songbook," 2:30 p.m. Lenox.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Songwriter Natalie Merchant, former lead vocalist and lyricist of pop music group 10,000 Maniacs, 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Jazz luminary John Clark's Odd Couple Quintet, classical and jazz with violin, piano and bass, Strauss' Til Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Gershwin medley, Bach to the present, 7:30 p.m. Charlemont

Music from Salem

"Over There: A Remembrance of World War I," 7 p.m., in honor of the centennial of World War I, includes Elgar's Piano Quintet in A minor, and Zemlinsky's String Quartet No. 2. Both works, one English and one Austrian, were written during and shortly after WWI, and were influenced by tragic events of the war. Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, N.Y.

Otis Cultural Council

Medicine Mammals, performance of Native American dance, music, drumming, and storytelling, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mountain View Campground, Route. 8, Otis, free.

Tanglewood

Pre-rehearsal Talk, 9:30 a.m., Shed. Rehearsal, Sunday program, 10:30 a.m., Shed. Opening Night at Tanglewood with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. William Eddins and Rob Fisher, conductors; Renée Fleming, soprano, 8:30 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

THEATER

Arrowhead

"Maids in the Mills," revival of the 2005 "Sheeptacular" play by J. Peter Bergman with members of the original company reprising their roles. 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Barrington Stage Company

"Kiss Me Kate," 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage. "Working on a Special Day," 4 and 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful," 2 and 8 p.m., Main Stage, Stockbridge. Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music," 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Opening night.

Chester Theatre Company

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

Dorset Theatre Festival

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

Mass MoCA

Two Truths and a Lie Comedy Improv, 8 p.m. North Adams.

Shakespeare and Company

Preview: "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," 2 p.m. "Julius Caesar," 3 p.m. "A Servant of Two Masters," 5:30 p.m., outside in the Rose Footprint. "A Midsummer Night's Dream," set in the Bayou and the Jazz Age, 7:30 p.m. "Shakespeare's Will," 8:30 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.

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," 3:30 and 8 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown.

Sunday, July 6

ART

Berkshires Arts Festival

Juried artists, demonstrations, food and music, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ski Butternut, Route 23, Great Barrington. berkshiresartsfestival.com

Williams College Museum of Art

Field trip to Field Farm, 2 p.m. Former home of WCMA's Edward Hopper painting, former home of Lawrence H. Bloedel ‘23 and outpost of the museum's collection. Outdoor sculptures, architecture designed by Edwin Goodell Jr. and Ulrich Franzen ‘42. South Williamstown

COMMUNITY

Bascom Lodge

"Looking Back, 100 Years With Vintage Post Cards" by Barry Emery, 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

Summer Sundays

Spring Street, 5 to 8 p.m. "Summer Sundays Celebrates the Arts," mobile mural painting, live music, performances, and other art activities. Yoga on Morgan Lawn 7 to 8 p.m. Williamstown.

FILM

Images Cinema

Family Flicks under the Stars. "A Hard Day's Night" on Morgan Lawn, at the top of Spring Street, starting at sundown. In case of rain, films at Images at 8 p.m. Williamstown.

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Compagnia T.P.O. in "Bleu!", 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 2 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre.

KID STUFF

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

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

MUSIC

Adams town concert

Live music 4 p.m. Adams Visitor Center. Music, food and fun. www.celebrateadams.com

Barrington Stage Company

Joe Iconis & Family, show tune, cabaret, rock-and-roll jamboree. 9 p.m., Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Zappa Plays Zappa, the Grammy-winning group led by Frank Zappa's son, Dweezil, 7 p.m., Great Barrington.

Tanglewood

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Asher Fisch, conductor; Garrick Ohlsson, piano. Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2, Liszt: "Les Préludes," Wagner: Excerpts from "Die Meistersinger," 2:30 p.m. Shed. Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Massachusetts Audubon

Canoeing Buckley Dunton Lake, 9 am-noon. Children must be at least 10, accompanied by an adult and know how to swim. Becket.

THEATER

Arrowhead

"Maids in the Mills," revival of the 2005 "Sheeptacular" play by J. Peter Bergman with members of the original company reprising their roles. 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Barrington Stage Company

"Working on a Special Day," New England premiere, 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Cole Porter's musical "Kiss Me Kate," 5 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music," 2 p.m., The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Chester Theatre Company

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

Dorset Theatre Festival

Main stage: "Red," six-time Tony Award-winning drama about artist Mark Rothko. 3 p.m., Dorset.

Shakespeare and Company

"A Midsummer Night's Dream," 2 p.m. "Shakespeare's Will," 4 p.m., Lenox. Preview: "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," 7:30 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," 3 p.m., Weston.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"June Moon," 2 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown.

Monday, July 7

COMMUNITY

The Mount

Carla Kaplan on "Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance," 4 p.m. with tea. Lenox.

Performance Space 21

Community Sing: Rounds with Sheri Bauer Mayorga, 7:30 p.m., Chatham, N.Y.

FILM

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

"The Sturgeon Queens," 4 p.m. Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family create Russ and Daughters, a Lower East Side lox and herring emporium; "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life," world's oldest Holocaust survivor (who just died this year at 110. "Igor and the Crane's Journey," 8 p.m. a young Russian boy in Israel. Lenox.

Mass Live Arts/14

Screening of Reza Abdoh's "The Bogeyman Trilogy, Part 1 -- The Hip-Hop Waltz of Eurydice." 7 p.m. Bard College at Simon's Rock. Great Barrington.

MUSIC

St. John's summer concert

Free noontime concert, violinist Akiko Kobayashi and pianist Eric Siepkes. Williamstown.

THEATER

Arrowhead

"Maids in the Mills," revival of the 2005 "Sheeptacular" play by J. Peter Bergman with members of the original company reprising their roles. 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Barrington Stage Company

20 Seasons Celebration, Broadway stars perform from 20 Seasons of BSC's musicals, dinner and dancing with music by the Wanda Houston Band. Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music," 8 p.m. Talk-back follows. Ellenoff Musical Theatre Series, sing-throughs of American musicals. 2 p.m. Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. "The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful," 8 p.m., Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Just Call me Nikos," 7:30 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown.

Tuesday, July 8

ART

Mass Live Arts/14

Opening reception for "Acting Stranger" by Andrew Schneider, 7 p.m. On view July 8-13, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

FILM

Performance Space 21

"Havana, Havana!" Raul Paz, musical stars for a concert in Havana. 8:30 p.m. Free. Chatham, N.Y.

COMMUNITY

Temple Anshe Amunim

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

Ventfort Hall

Doug Most, "New York and Boston: The Whitney Race Underground," 4 p.m. tea and talk, Lenox.

KID STUFF

Lenox Library

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

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

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

MUSIC

Becket

David Neill and Dixieland Stomp live, "The Life, Times and Music of Louis Armstrong," free talk 7:30 p.m. Becket

Clark Art Institute

Free concert: Occidental Gypsy, 6 p.m. dynamic, multi-genre mix, Williamstown.

Manchester Music Festival

Young Artists Concert opening night. Six Mondays of chamber music performed by participants of the full-scholarship Young Artists Program. 7 p.m. Manchester.

THEATER

Arrowhead

"Maids in the Mills," revival of the 2005 "Sheeptacular" play by J. Peter Bergman with members of the original company reprising their roles. 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Barrington Stage Company

Cole Porter's musical "Kiss Me Kate," 7 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

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

Shakespeare and Company

Tuesday Talk, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," 5 p.m. "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Shakespeare's classic, bawdy comedy set in the Bayou and the Jazz Age, 7 p.m. "Shakespeare's Will," the uncharted and tumultuous life of Anne Hathaway -- Shakespeare's enigmatic wife, 7:30 p.m., Lenox.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

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

Williamstown Theatre Festival

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

Wednesday, July 9

ART

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Garden in Watercolors: En Plein Air workshop 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stockbridge.

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Free Inside/Out Performance: Ryan P. Casey & Dancers, 6:15 p.m., Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space. Dance Theatre of Harlem, 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group in "Moses(es)", 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Becket.

KID STUFF

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

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

MUSIC

Tanglewood

Chanticleer, "She Said/He Said." The complex and emotionally charged dialogue between the sexes is an eternal theme for composers. 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

Naturalist Leslie Reed-Evans of the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation explains how anyone with even a small yard or garden can help increase biodiversity and improve habitats for birds, insect pollinators and native plants. 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Evening at the Beaver Ponds, 7-8:30 p.m. Learn about the natural history of beavers. Not recommended for children under age 3. Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

Cole Porter's musical "Kiss Me Kate," 2 and 7 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful," 7 p.m., Main Stage, Stockbridge. Preview, "Benefactors," 7 p.m., The Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Shakespeare and Company

"Shakespeare's Will," the uncharted and tumultuous life of Anne Hathaway -- Shakespeare's enigmatic wife, 3 p.m. "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. "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Shakespeare's classic, bawdy comedy set in the Bayou and the Jazz Age, 7:30 p.m. "Julius Caesar," in which 7 actors play all the roles, 8:30 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. "A Great Wilderness," 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage. Williamstown.