Thursday

August 23

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Howard Pyle and His Students" with curator/art historian Joyce K. Schiller, Ph.D., 5:30 p.m. "Buried Treasures: Perspectives on Pyle" series: Howard Pyle's artworks serve as the inspiration for performances that brings his dynamic images to life. Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

Thursday Night Out

Chamber event, food, shops open late, 6 to 8 p.m., downtown Great Barrington. (413) 528-4284.

FILM

PS/21

Food on film festival, "Mostly Martha," 8 p.m. Free admission. Chatham, N.Y.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Joffrey Ballet, legendary and passionate company, 8 p.m.; Fräulein Maria, uproarious deconstruction of "Sound of Music," 8:15 p.m.; free performance on Inside/Out stage, 6:30 p.m., Pillow tour 5:30 p.m., Becket.

MUSIC

Adams Concerts

T Bone Daddy, 7 p.m., Hoosac Valley High School Cheerleaders perform 6:30 to 7 p.m., Adams Town Common. Free.

OUTDOORS

Naumkeag

Garden tours, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekly through Aug. 30. More than 10 acres of landscaped grounds with seven formal gardens, including "Blue Steps amid White Paper Birches," the Art Deco design by Fletcher Steele. Stockbridge.

THEATER

Arrowhead

"Melville's Women" -- an original play by Voices Theatre Company, Pittsfield.


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Barrington Stage Company

"The Black Suits," 3 and 7:30 p.m., Stage 2; "See How They Run," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘Brace Yourself,' family drama as a hurricane approaches, 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. ‘Homestead Crossing,' young lovers shelter with an older couple, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

"The Betrothed," by Dipika Guha, regional premiere, an adventure into magic realism as Simon waits to meet the woman to whom he's been betrothed since birth, 2 and 8 p.m. Chester.

The Mount

The Wharton Salon presents "The Inner House," Dennis Krausnick's adaptation from "A Backward Glance," Edith Wharton's 1934 autobiography, 5:30 p.m. The a vivid account of Wharton's public and private life stars Tod Randolph as Edith Wharton. Lenox. WhartonSalon.org.

Shakespeare & Company

"Parasite Drag," dark comedy between divided brothers, 3 p.m.; "Tartuffe," Molière comedy, 4 p.m.; "Satchmo at the Waldorf," one-man play cenebrates Louis Armstrong, 7:30 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," once-vivacious woman rediscovers flamboyance, 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Theater Barn

"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum," 8 p.m. 2,000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus meet laugh-aloud classic Vaudeville. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Friday

August 24

ART

Berkshires Arts Festival

Juried show of 125 American artists and artisans from the Berkshires and beyond, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ceramics, painting, jewelry, glass, wood, mixed media, sculpture, fashion and photography. Workshops, demonstrations, live music and children's activities. Ski Butternut, 380 State Rd., Route 23, Great Barrington. (845) 355-2400, berkshiresartsfestival.com.

Music & More

"New Marlborough Artists," including Maria Gay, Abbe Stahl, Brian Mikesell, Shawn Fields and Pamela Hardcastle. Opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Show runs to Sept. 23. Meeting House, Route 57, New Marlborough.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Joffrey Ballet, legendary and passionate company, 8 p.m.; Fräulein Maria, uproarious deconstruction of "Sound of Music," 8:15 p.m.; free performance on Inside/Out stage, 6:30 p.m., free Pillowtalk 5 p.m.; Becket.

FILM

Adams Movie Night

Christmas in August, featuring "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," 6 p.m., Adams Town Hall Lawn. Free. 

PS/21

Food on film festival, "Babette's Feast," 8 p.m. Free admission. Chatham, N.Y.

MUSIC

Guthrie Center

"Imagined: Celebrating the Songs of John Lennon" with The Nutopians, troubador folk series. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

Tanglewood

Prelude Concert with members of BSO, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; panel discussion with Martin Bookspan and guest artists, 7:15 p.m., Shed; The Carol and Joe Reich Concert, 8:30 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

THEATER

Arrowhead

"Melville's Women" -- an original play by Voices Theatre Company, Pittsfield.

Barrington Stage Company

"See How They Run," 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage; "The Black Suits," 7:30 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘Brace Yourself,' family drama as a hurricane approaches, 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. ‘Homestead Crossing,' young lovers shelter with an older couple, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

"The Betrothed," by Dipika Guha, regional premiere, 8 p.m. Chester.

The Mount

The Wharton Salon presents "The Inner House," Dennis Krausnick's adaptation from "A Backward Glance," Edith Wharton's 1934 autobiography, 5:30 p.m. The a vivid account of Wharton's public and private life stars Tod Randolph as Edith Wharton. Lenox. WhartonSalon.org.

Shakespeare & Company

Riotous Youth, kids and teens preform with Shakespearean exuberance, 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon; "The Allergist's Wife," 3 p.m.; Founder's talk with Kevin G. Coleman, Dennis Krausnick and Tony Simotes, 5 p.m.; "Tartuffe," 5:30 p.m.; "Satchmo at the Waldorf," 7:30 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Theater Barn

"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum," 8 p.m. 2,000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus meet laugh-aloud classic Vaudeville. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Triple Shadow

Site-specific indoor/outdoor adaptation of William Luce's one-woman play, "The Belle of Amherst," about Emily Dickinson. 7 p.m. East Otis.

Saturday

August 25

ART

Berkshires Arts Festival

Juried show of 125 American artists and artisans from the Berkshires and beyond, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ceramics, painting, jewelry, glass, wood, mixed media, sculpture, fashion and photography. Workshops, demonstrations, live music and children's activities. Ski Butternut, 380 State Rd., Route 23, Great Barrington. (845) 355-2400, berkshiresartsfestival.com.

Chesterwood

Sculpture Demonstrations at the Studio, Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2012 artists, 1 to 4 p.m., weekends in August at the house and studio of Daniel Chester French, scultptor of Lincoln Memorial, Stockbridge.

IS183

"Adult Student Summer Show" reception 2 to 5 p.m., show through Aug. 31. Work from IS183's adult class students and studio in painting, photography, pottery, collage, drawing, basketry, book making, animation and moving image work. Stockbridge.

Lenox Craft fair

23rd Annual Lenox Children's Center Crafts Fair, crafters from all over New England Lilac Park, Main Street, Lenox. Crafters from all over New England, benefits educational programs. (413) 637-0321.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Joffrey Ballet, legendary and passionate company, 2 and 8 p.m.; Fräulein Maria, uproarious deconstruction of "Sound of Music," 2:15 and 8:15 p.m.; free performance on Inside/Out stage, 6:30 p.m., free Pillowtalk 4 p.m. and tour 5:30 p.m., Becket.

FILM

PS/21

Food on film festival, "Big Night," 8 p.m. Free admission. Chatham, N.Y.

HISTORY

Ashley House

House built in 1735 and site on the African American Heritage trail tells the story of Elizabeth Freeman, who sued for her freedom in 1781, helping to end slavery in Massachusetts. Guided tours, 1 and 2 p.m. Open daily, year-round, for self-guided tours. New outdoor exhibit on Freeman's life and legacy. Sheffield.

Hancock Shaker Village

Return & Learn: Summer at the Hancock Shaker Village Honey Yard, 2 p.m. Pittsfield.

Mission House

Guided House Tours: 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. National Historic Landmark Colonial-era house and museum that tells the story of the Stockbridge Mohicans and missionary John Sergeant. Collection of 18th-century American furniture and decorative arts. Mohican Museum and free self-guided walking tour of Mohican sites. Stockbridge.

MUSIC

Charles Neville in Otis

World-renowned saxophonist Charles Neville, the second oldest of the famed Neville Brothers, and his jazz quartet, concert 8 p.m. with New Orleans buffet dinner at 6:30. Neville ranges from rhythm & blues, funk, jazz and be-bop to pop and American Indian music. His influences include Louis Jordan, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and Professor Longhair.The Knox Trail Inn Concert Series. Route 23, Otis. (413) 269-4400.

Eagles Big Band

Big-band music, 2 p.m. Melbourne Place, an Assisted Living Community, 140 Melbourne Place, Pittsfield.

Guthrie Center

"Imagined: Celebrating the Songs of John Lennon" with The Nutopians, troubador folk series. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8. Great Barrington.

Music & More

"A Celebration of Music, Dance and the Spoken Word," re-imagining of Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat (A Soldier's Tale). Narration by Robert Olsen, Berkshire Pulse dancers choreographed by Tom Masters. Joanna Maurer, violin; Paul Green, clarinet; Doris Stevenson, piano. Also, music by Debussy, Fritz Kreisler and Paul Schoenfeld. 4:30 p.m., Post-concert reception at the Meeting House Gallery. Meeting House, Route 57, New Marlborough.

Tanglewood

Pre-rehearsal talk, 9:30 a.m., Shed; rehearsal, 10:30 a.m., Shed; Family Concert, 2:30 p.m., Ozawa Hall; BSO with Rafael Rruhbeck de Burgos, conductor, 8:30 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Field Farm

"Native Pollinators," free talk with Rene Wendell, 10 a.m. Hear why the work of insects is of vital importance to people and to the environment, and how to help the insect world to flourish. Guided hike, 1 and 2 p.m. Pair of Modernist homes with 300 acres of open fields, woods and wetlands. Sloan Road near five corners, Williamstown.

Hoosic River Ride

One-day bike event offering four routes, from short to long, along or near the Hoosic as it winds through its three-state watershed. Secondary roads with views of farms and forests and historic landmarks. Ride headquarters Southern Vermont College in Bennington, Vt. A post-ride picnic starts around 11:30 a.m. and continues to 3 p.m. (413) 458-2742, hoorwa.org.

THEATER

Arrowhead

"Melville's Women" -- an original play by Voices Theatre Company, Pittsfield.

Barrington Stage Company

"The Black Suits," 4 and 8 p.m., Stage 2; "See How They Run," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘Brace Yourself,' family drama as a hurricane approaches, 2 and 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. ‘Homestead Crossing,' young lovers shelter with an older couple, 2 and 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

"The Betrothed," by Dipika Guha, regional premiere, 8 p.m. Chester.

Mass MoCA

"Nora Chipaumire: Miriam," 8 p.m. New work written and choreographed by New York-based Zimbabwean dance and theater artist Nora Chipaumire, inspired by Chipaumire's own history and the icons of South African artist Miriam Makeba and the Virgin Mary. North Adams.

The Mount

The Wharton Salon presents "The Inner House," Dennis Krausnick's adaptation from "A Backward Glance," Edith Wharton's 1934 autobiography, 3 p.m. The a vivid account of Wharton's public and private life stars Tod Randolph as Edith Wharton. Lenox. WhartonSalon.org.

Shakespeare & Company

"Satchmo at the Saldorf," 2 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," 3 p.m.; "Tartuffe," 5:30 p.m.; "Satchmo at the Waldorf," 7:30 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Theater Barn

"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum," 4 and 8 p.m. 2,000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus meet laugh-aloud classic Vaudeville. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Triple Shadow

Site-specific indoor/outdoor adaptation of William Luce's one-woman play, "The Belle of Amherst," about Emily Dickinson. 7 p.m. East Otis.

Sunday

August 26

ART

Berkshires Arts Festival

Juried show of 125 American artists and artisans from the Berkshires and beyond, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ceramics, painting, jewelry, glass, wood, mixed media, sculpture, fashion and photography. Workshops, demonstrations, live music and children's activities. Ski Butternut, 380 State Rd., Route 23, Great Barrington. (845) 355-2400, berkshiresartsfestival.com.

Chesterwood

Sculpture Demonstrations at the Studio, Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2012 artists, 1 to 4 p.m., weekends in August at the house and studio of Daniel Chester French, scultptor of Lincoln Memorial, Stockbridge.

Lenox Craft fair

23rd Annual Lenox Children's Center Crafts Fair, crafters from all over New England Lilac Park, Main Street, Lenox. Crafters from all over New England, benefits educational programs. (413) 637-0321.

COMMUNITY

Anshe Amunim

"Election 2012 - Defining America's Future" -- Eleanor Clift, journalist covering the White House and congress, contributing editor for Newsweek Magazine and regular Sunday mornings panelist on PBS' The McLaughlin Group, to speak, 7:30 p.m. Free. Pittsfield.

Motorama!

Downtown North Adams fills with hundreds of cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles and tractors for second annual vehicle show. Music, 50/50 raffles, food, shopping and more. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Joffrey Ballet, legendary and passionate company, 2 p.m.; Fräulein Maria, uproarious deconstruction of "Sound of Music," 2:15 p.m., master class 10 a.m. Becket.

FILM

PS/21

Food on film festival, "The Trip," 8 p.m. Free admission. Chatham, N.Y.

HISTORY

Ashley House

House built in 1735 and site on the African American Heritage trail tells the story of Elizabeth Freeman, who sued for her freedom in 1781, helping to end slavery in Massachusetts. Guided tours, 1 and 2 p.m. Open daily, year-round, for self-guided tours. New outdoor exhibit on Freeman's life and legacy. Sheffield.

Mission House

Guided House Tours: 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. National Historic Landmark Colonial-era house and museum that tells the story of the Stockbridge Mohicans and missionary John Sergeant. Collection of 18th-century American furniture and decorative arts. Mohican Museum and free self-guided walking tour of Mohican sites. Stockbridge.

MUSIC

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Judy Collins with Jimmy Webb, 7 p.m.: Folk music pioneer with hit country and pop songwriter, Great Barrington.

Tanglewood

Watch and Play at Chamber Music Hall, 1 p.m.; BSO with Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, conductor, 2:30 p.m., Shed; Chick Corea and Gary Burton Hot House Tour with Harlem String Quartet, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Black Suits," 3 p.m., Stage 2; "See How They Run," 5 p.m., Mainstage; A staged reading of an exciting new musical TBA, 7 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

Bascom Lodge

Main Street Stage theatrical performance, free, 6 p.m. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

Chester Theatre Company

"The Betrothed," by Dipika Guha, regional premiere, 2 p.m. Chester.

The Mount

The Wharton Salon presents "The Inner House," Dennis Krausnick's adaptation from "A Backward Glance," Edith Wharton's 1934 autobiography, 3 p.m. The a vivid account of Wharton's public and private life stars Tod Randolph as Edith Wharton. Lenox. WhartonSalon.org.

Shakespeare & Company

Author event with Terry Teachout who wrote "Satchmo at the Waldorf," 10:30 a.m.; "Satchmo at the Waldorf," 2 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," 3 p.m.; "Satchmo at the Waldorf," 7:30 p.m.; "Cassandra Speaks," portrayal of iconic journalist Dorothy Thompson, 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Theater Barn

"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum," 2 p.m. 2,000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus meet laugh-aloud classic Vaudeville. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Triple Shadow

Site-specific indoor/outdoor adaptation of William Luce's one-woman play, "The Belle of Amherst," about Emily Dickinson. 5 p.m. East Otis.

Monday

August 27

FILM

Clark Art Institute

"Last Train Home," 3 p.m. China Looks in the Mirror free film series explores the tumultuous changes of the past 70 years in the world's most populous society. Williamstown.

MUSIC

St. John's Episcopal

Summer Noontime Concert series: baritone Avery Griffin and pianist Scott Bailey in a program of music by Bernstein, Menotti and others. Free. 35 Park St. Williamstown.

THEATER

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘Homestead Crossing,' young lovers shelter with an older couple, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

WRITING

The Mount

"One Writer's Garden: Eudora Welty's Home Place," 4 p.m. Landscape historian and travel and garden writer Jane Roy Brown explores eminent novelist Eudora Welty's writing and the influence of her gardening. Tea to follow, Lenox.

Tuesday

August 28

COMMUNITY

Ventfort Hall

Tea and Talk, Jean Zimmerman, "Love, Fiercely," followed by a Victorian Tea and book signing, 4 p.m. Lenox.

FILM

PS/21

Movie Tuesdays: "Downtown Express," 8:30 p.m. Free admission. Chatham, N.Y.

OUTDOORS

Naumkeag

Calming half hour of stretching, breathing and meditation, noon to 12:30 p.m. No special mats or clothing needed. Held outside in the gardens, weather permitting. (413) 298-3239, ext. 3013.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

A staged reading of an exciting new musical TBA, 7 p.m., Stage 2; "The Black Suits," 7:30 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘Homestead Crossing,' young lovers shelter with an older couple, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Shakespeare & Company

"Cassandra Speaks," 3 p.m.; "Satchmo at the Waldorf," 7:30 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Wednesday

August 29

ART

Chesterwood

Brown Bag Talks with staff, Wednesdays, June to August, noon to 1 p.m. at the house and studio of Daniel Chester French, scultptor of Lincoln Memorial, Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

Columbia County Fair

Blues, rock and country bands daily, amusement rides and entertainment; Racing pigs, Two-by-Two Zoo, demolition derbies, monster tractor pull. Chatham, N.Y.

MUSIC

Bascom Lodge

Bruce Mandel folk music, free, 6 p.m. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Black Suits," 7:30 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘Homestead Crossing,' young lovers shelter with an older couple, 7 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

The Mount

Wharton on Wednesdays, 5 p.m.: Professional actors present readings of Wharton's works on the terrace weekly to Sept. 5. Lenox.

Shakespeare & Company

Studio series presents new work, staged reading of "The Beauty Queen of Leeane," 5 p.m.; "Satchmo at the Waldorf" with Q&A, 7:30 p.m.; "Cassandra Speaks," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.