Adams Jazz Sundays

Topia Arts Center presents a summer jazz series lead by guitarist and composer Nana Simopoulos and her quartet. Guest artists weekly, noon. Sundays in August and the first two Sundays in September. Adams Visitor's Center. (413) 743-9600 or email create@topiaarts.org

Berkshire Fringe

:30 Live! eclectic mix of classical singer/songwriters, experimental/new music, chamber ensembles and rock bands. 5 p.m. during the festival, Aug. 2-18, free.

Chesterwood

"Chesterfest" new Americana music series held outdoors. 6:30 p.m. Fridays in July and August. Stockbridge.

Concerts at Windsor Lake

Free concerts at the Windsor Lake Pavilion with local bands of varying genres. Wednesdays, June 11 to Aug. 27 (excluding August 13), 6 p.m. North Adams

Mass MoCA

Bang on a Can contemporary music festival, performances in the galleries July 16 to Aug. 1 -- 1:30 p.m. fellows, 4:30 p.m. faculty. North Adams.

The Mount

"Wharton on Wednesdays," professional actors perform dramatic readings of Wharton's short stories weekly, 5 p.m., begins June 4. "Music After Hours" Fridays 5 to 8 p.m. beginning July 4. Lenox.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Author series, "Impossible Craft: The Artist's Biography" Thursday Evenings in July and August 5:30 p.m., conversations with artists' biographers. Stockbridge.

Party in the Park

Thursdays July 11 to Aug.


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28 with WUPE/WNAW: Weekly concert series with local bands, food vendors and a small car show. North Adams

Shakespeare in the Park

‘Midsummer Night's Dream' comes to Springside Park in Pittsfield July 17 to 20 and July 24 to 27.