Thursday, Aug. 28

ART

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.

MCLA Gallery 51

"Things You See," Sara Farrell Okamura and Hideyo Okamura, Reception 6 p.m. North Adams.

The Mount

"The Artistic Lure of the Gilded Age," artist Darren Waterston will join Wharton scholar Roxana Robinson and Rachel Dickstein, director of a stage adaptation of "The House of Mirth," 6 p.m. Lenox.

COMMUNITY

Columbia County Fair

Animals, contests, horse pulls and pig race, music and entertainment, midway rides and Oak Ridge Boys at the 174th fair in Chatham, N.Y. columbiacountyfair.com

Spencertown Academy

Annual Festival Of Books: a giant used book sale, readings by nationally known and local authors, and a children's program. Spencertown, N.Y.

MUSIC

Abode of the Message

Fanna-Fi-Allah magic of Pakistani Qawwali in its traditional form. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Tanglewood

"Wait Wait Don't Tell Me!" NPR's oddly informative weekly hour-long news quiz program is again live at Tanglewood, hosted by Peter Sagal, along with judge and score-keeper Carl Kassell. 8 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Romance in Hard Times," BSC Musical Theatre Lab, 3 and 7:30 p.


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m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

Michael V. Gazzo's "A Hatful of Rain," 8 p.m., Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "A Lover's Tale: Scenes by Giuseppe Verdi, Charles Ludlam and Alexandre Dumas," 8 p.m., Larry Vaber Stage at The Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Dorset Theatre Festival

"The Mousetrap," 60th anniversary revival of the classic murder mystery. 8 p.m., Dorset.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"My Fair Lady" by Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Lowe; based on "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," Tony Award-winning homage to Anton Chekhov, 3 p.m. "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.

The Theater Barn

"The Addams Family." They're creepy and they're kooky! 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

Preview: A fresh take on a modern classic, "Uncle Vanya" by Anton Chekhov, 7:30 p.m., Weston. "The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns," a sequel to the off-Broadway hit, 7:30 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club, Weston.

Friday, Aug. 29

COMMUNITY

Clark Art Institute

Izakaya on the Visitor Center Terrace -- an authentic Izakaya, a type of Japanese drinking establishment that also serves food. Casual after-work gathering. 5 p.m. Williamstown.

Columbia County Fair

Animals, contests, horse pulls and pig race, music and entertainment, midway rides and Oak Ridge Boys at the 174th fair in Chatham, N.Y. columbiacountyfair.com

Shaker Museum & Library

"Rock My Religion" exhibit/ film: In 1984, artist, curator and writer Dan Graham produced a documentary to explore rock music as art. Parallels between the development of the genre and that of Shaker religion in America. Opens Aug. 29. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Sheffield Historical Society

"Distilleries, Drinking and Prohibition" from colonial cider making to the end of the Volstead Act, show opens today, through Oct. 11. Old Stone Store, Sheffield.

Spencertown Academy

Annual Festival Of Books: a giant used book sale, readings by nationally known and local authors, and a children's program. Spencertown, N.Y.

DANCE

Performance Space 21

Parsons Dance: "Introduction," "Bachiana," "Caught" and other work, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

"Celebrating the Music of William Finn." A special revue honoring two-time Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist William Finn. 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Chesterwood

"Chesterfest" new Americana music series held outdoors. 6:30 p.m. Stockbridge.

Guthrie Center

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

Mass MoCA

Grammy-winning Roomful of Teeth perform compositions of Sam Amidon, 8 p.m. North Adams.

The Mount

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

Tanglewood

Train, 7 p.m., Shed.

Whitney Center for the Arts

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

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Romance in Hard Times," BSC Musical Theatre Lab, 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"A Lover's Tale: Scenes by Giuseppe Verdi, Charles Ludlam and Alexandre Dumas," 8 p.m., Larry Vaber Stage at The Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Michael V. Gazzo's "A Hatful of Rain," 8 p.m., Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Dorset Theatre Festival

"The Mousetrap," 60th anniversary revival of the classic murder mystery. 8 p.m., Dorset.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"My Fair Lady" by Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Lowe; based on "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw, 7:30 p.m., Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

"A Midsummer Night's Dream," Shakespeare's classic, bawdy comedy set in the Bayou and the Jazz Age, 7 p.m. "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," Tony Award-winning homage to Anton Chekhov, 8 p.m., Lenox.

The Theater Barn

"The Addams Family." They're creepy and they're kooky! 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

A fresh take on a modern classic, "Uncle Vanya" by Anton Chekhov, 7:30 p.m., Weston. "The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns," a sequel to the off-Broadway hit, 7:30 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club. 982 Route 100 South, Weston.

Saturday, Aug. 30

ART

Meetinghouse Gallery

Varied work by the artists living in New Marlborough: Lee Backer, Eugene Cleary, Cookie Coyne, Ann Getsinger, Elizabeth L Lombardi, Karina Fasset, and Nikki Hayes present in various media, including oils, watercolor, photography, and ceramics. Gallery hours: Friday, Saturday Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Show Aug. 30 to Sept. 28. New Marlborough.

COMMUNITY

Bidwell House Museum

History Talk: "Fact and Fiction: Imagining the Real World of the Shakers," 10 a.m. Rachel Urquhart on the research and writing of her novel "The Visionist" about a young Shaker girl. Held at Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham.

Columbia County Fair

Animals, contests, horse pulls and pig race, music and entertainment, midway rides and Oak Ridge Boys at the 174th fair in Chatham, N.Y. columbiacountyfair.com

Spencertown Academy

Annual Festival Of Books: a giant used book sale, readings by nationally known and local authors, and a children's program. Spencertown, N.Y.

DANCE

Performance Space 21

Parsons Dance Master Class, 11 a.m. Parsons Dance: "Introduction," "Bachiana," "Caught" and other work, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

"Kitchen Ka-Boom" fun science experiments, all kid-safe, using items found in almost any kitchen. Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

"Celebrating the Music of William Finn." A special revue honoring two-time Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist William Finn. 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Guthrie Center

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

Mass MoCA

Emefe Dance Party 8 p.m. 10-piece Brooklyn-based Afro-pop collective brings horns and a deeply percussive vibe. North Adams.

The Mount

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

Sandisfield Arts Center

Jazz on the terrace, 5 p.m. at Sandisfield home.

Tanglewood

Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with Keith Lockhart, conductor; Josh Groban, vocalist, and members of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor. 7 p.m. Shed. Lenox.

Topia Arts

Resonant Foundations, a live musical event in the Rebar Forest, 3 p.m. Hike up Thiel road into Greylock Glen. Remains of an old building foundation turned into a musical event with percussionists Lara Gonzales and Yael Shacham, Nana Simopoulos on sitar and Caryn Heilman's LiquidBody dance. (413) 743-9600

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Romance in Hard Times," BSC Musical Theatre Lab, 3 and 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

Michael V. Gazzo's "A Hatful of Rain," 2 and 8 p.m., Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"A Lover's Tale: Scenes by Giuseppe Verdi, Charles Ludlam and Alexandre Dumas," 8 p.m., Larry Vaber Stage at The Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Dorset Theatre Festival

"The Mousetrap," 60th anniversary revival of the classic murder mystery. 8 p.m., Dorset.
Oldcastle Theatre Company

"My Fair Lady" by Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Lowe; based on "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

"A Midsummer Night's Dream," 2 p.m. "Julius Caesar," 8 p.m. "Henry IV, Parts I & II," 7:30 p.m., "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

The Theater Barn

"The Addams Family." They're creepy and they're kooky! 4 and 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

"Uncle Vanya" by Anton Chekhov, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Weston. "The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns," 2 and 7:30 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club, Weston.

Sunday, Aug. 31

COMMUNITY

Columbia County Fair

Animals, contests, horse pulls and pig race, music and entertainment, midway rides and Oak Ridge Boys at the 174th fair in Chatham, N.Y. columbiacountyfair.com

Spencertown Academy

Annual Festival Of Books: a giant used book sale, readings by nationally known and local authors, and a children's program. Spencertown, N.Y.

MUSIC

Bascom Lodge

Performance by Marafanyi Drum, Lara Gonzalez and Yael Shacham,original songs and spoken word with traditional West African rhythm and dance, 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

Tanglewood

Tony Bennett, 7:30 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Romance in Hard Times," BSC Musical Theatre Lab, 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"My Fair Lady" by Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Lowe; based on "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw, 2 p.m., Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

"Dibbledance," 7:30 p.m. "Henry IV, Parts I & II," power, comedy and rebellion collide in this whirlwind adaptation, 7:30 p.m. "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," Tony Award-winning homage to Anton Chekhov, 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

The Theater Barn

"The Addams Family." They're creepy and they're kooky! 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Town Players of Pittsfield

A one-act staged reading. 2 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

A fresh take on a modern classic, "Uncle Vanya" by Anton Chekhov, 7:30 p.m., Weston.

Monday, Sept. 1

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Farm and Table

Outstanding in the Field, a restaurant without walls, farm-to-table cuisine, at Lila's Farm in Great Barrington. Berkshire Chef Brian Alberg of The Red Lion Inn. berkshirefarmandtable.org.

Columbia County Fair

Animals, contests, horse pulls and pig race, music and entertainment, midway rides and Oak Ridge Boys at the 174th fair in Chatham, N.Y. columbiacountyfair.com

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

Labor Day Canoe Trip, 8:30 a.m. Paddle the Housatonic through fields and floodplain forests. Sheffield.

Tuesday, Sept. 2

THEATER

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

A fresh take on a modern classic, "Uncle Vanya" by Anton Chekhov, 7:30 p.m., Weston. "The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns," a sequel to the off-Broadway hit, 7:30 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club, Weston.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

OUTDOORS

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

"Evening at the Beaver Ponds," 6:30-8 p.m., Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox. Not recommended for children younger than 3.


THEATER

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

A fresh take on a modern classic, "Uncle Vanya" by Anton Chekhov, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Weston. "The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns," a sequel to the off-Broadway hit, 7:30 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club, Weston.