Thursday

August 9

ART

Clark Art Institute

"Looking at Lunchtime," Clark look at their favorite works in the permanent collection: Michael Cassin, Director, 12:30 p.m. Williamstown.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Bawdy Songs and Buried Treasures: An A Cappella Evening with Quintessential," 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.

Williams College Museum of Art

Gallery Talk: "Drama in the Galleries," 2 p.m. Actors from Williamstown Theatre Festival will stage a dramatic event in the museum galleries. Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

Congregation Knesset Israel

"Israeli Literature: Past and Present" with Professor Justin Cammy, Director of Smith College's Jewish Studies Department, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Pittsfield.

Temple Anshe Amunim

"When Cultures Meet: Jews, Greeks and Romans," noon. Talk on cross-cultural influences in the ancient world. Pittsfield.

Thursday Night Out

Community festival: Quilters Gild exhibit, throughout the town, food, shops open late, 6 to 8 p.m., downtown Great Barrington.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Trey McIntyre, hot new choreography, 8 p.m.; Dance Heginbotham, comic brain teaser, 8:15 p.m.; free performance on Inside/Out stage, 6:30 p.m., Pillow tour 5:30 p.m. Becket.

FILM

Adams Movie Night

"Zookeeper," movie starts at dusk. Adams Town Hall Lawn. Free.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage Company

"Beauty and the Beast," 2 and 7 p.m., Youth Theatre, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

The Mount

‘Pinocchio' by Berkshire Theatre Group, 7 p.m., Lenox.

MUSIC

Adams Concerts

"Memory Lane," 7 p.m., Dancecapade performs 6:30 to 7 p.m., Adams Town Common. Free.

Mass MoCA

Real Estate, lo-fi, summery songs of the NJ indie band, 8 p.m. North Adams.

THEATER

Arrowhead

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

Barrington Stage Company

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

Berkshire Fringe

"Riot: An Epic Tale of Greed, Lust and Cheap Sofas," 7 p.m.; "Bathtub Play," performed by Haerry Kim and Ji Hun Kim and developed at the first black box theater in Seoul, South Korea, uses gesture and fragmented conversations to examine the nature of love, 9 p.m.; Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘Edith,' President Wilson's wife holds the country together in 1919, 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. ‘Homestead Crossing,' young lovers shelter with an older couple, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

"Running," by Arlene Hutton, New England premiere, a man shares late-night confessions and connections with his wife's ex-roommate on the eve of the New York Marathon, 2 and 8 p.m. Chester.

Shakespeare & Company

"Tartuffe," Molière comedy, 4 p.m.; "The Tempest" with Olivia Dukakis as Prospero, 7:30 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," dark comedy between divided brothers, 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Theater Barn

"The Great American Trailer Park Musical," storm brewing at Armadillo Acres with big wigs, tacky outfits, strippers, road kill and spray cheese, 8 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"A Month in the Country," by Ivan Turgenev, young married woman meets desire, tranlated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Main Stage; "Whaddabloodclot!" Upper-East-Side affluent woman suffers a stroke that makes her speak in a Jamaican accent, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center; cabaret, 10:30 p.m. in Goodrich Hall, Williams College, Williamstown.

Friday

August 10

ART

Berkshire Crafts Fair

39th annual show of master artisans from California to Florida to Maine, to benefit Monument Mountain Regional High School. Contemporary and traditional jewelry, furniture, ceramics, glass, textiles and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monument Mountain Regional High School, Route 7, Great Barrington.

COMMUNITY

Sheffield Antiques Show

64th annual, one of the oldest shows in New England, Fine furniture, country furniture, rugs, silver, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, art and books. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mt. Everett High School, Berkshire School Road, between Routes 7 and 41, Sheffield. (413) 229-8173.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Weekend Out. Trey McIntyre, hot new choreography, 8 p.m.; Dance Heginbotham, comic brain teaser, 8:15 p.m.; free performance on Inside/Out stage, 6:30 p.m., free Pillowtalk 5 p.m. Becket.

PS/21

Take Dance Performance of excerpts from Salaryman, 8 p.m., and the world premiere of a work made especially for PS21. Chatham, N.Y.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage Company

"Beauty and the Beast," 7 p.m., Youth Theatre, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

The Mount

‘Pinocchio' by Berkshire Theatre Group, 4 p.m., Lenox.

MUSIC

Guthrie Center

Tom Paxton, troubador folk series. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8. Great Barrington.

Tanglewood

Prelude Concert, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; panel discussion with moderator Martin Bookspan and guest artists, 7:15 p.m., Shed; The George W. and Florence N. Adams Concert, 8:30 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

OUTSIDE

Mass Audubon

"Twilight World of Bats," 6:30 p.m. Bats are the only flying mammals and among the most misunderstood animals. Join Rene Laubach to learn about bats. With a bat detector, eavesdrop on the bats as they hunt for food. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox.

THEATER

Arrowhead

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

Barrington Stage Company

"The North Pool," 7:30 p.m., Stage 2; "See How They Run," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe

"Bathtub Play," 7 p.m.; "Riot: An Epic Tale of Greed, Lust and Cheap Sofas," 9 p.m. Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘Edith,' President Wilson's wife holds the country together in 1919, 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. ‘Homestead Crossing,' young lovers shelter with an older couple, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

"Running," by Arlene Hutton, New England premiere, 8 p.m. Chester.

Shakespeare & Company

Riotous Youth, kids and teens perform with Shakespearean exuberance, 10 and 11 a.m.; "Cassandra Speaks," portrayal of iconic journalist Dorothy Thompson, 3 p.m.; "Tartuffe," 4 p.m.; Founders' talk with Kristin Linklater, 5 p.m.; "The Tempest," 7:30 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Theater Barn

"The Great American Trailer Park Musical," storm brewing at Armadillo Acres with big wigs, tacky outfits, strippers, road kill and spray cheese, 8 p.m. 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.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"A Month in the Country," by Ivan Turgenev, young married woman meets desire, tranlated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky, 8 p.m., Main Stage; "Whaddabloodclot!" Upper-East-Side affluent woman suffers a stroke that makes her speak in a Jamaican accent, 8 p.m., Nikos Stage; Fridays@3 new play readings, 3 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center; cabaret, 11 p.m. in Goodrich Hall, Williams College, Williamstown.

Saturday

August 11

ART

Berkshire Crafts Fair

39th annual show of master artisans from California to Florida to Maine, to benefit Monument Mountain Regional High School. Contemporary and traditional jewelry, furniture, ceramics, glass, textiles and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Demonstration day: see artists at work. Monument Mountain Regional High School, Route 7, Great Barrington.

COMMUNITY

Adams Tag Sale

Townwide tagsale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Adams.

Colonial Garden Party

Bidwell House Museum hosts Live music, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, silent and live auction. Party benefits the historic 1750s Bidwell House Museum. 4 to 7 p.m., Art School Road, Monterey. (413) 528-6888.

Norman's Attic

Craft fair and townwide tag sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 60 vendors from all over New England:antiques, fiber crafts, pottery, art, jewelry, linens, home made food. Historic Route 7A and the Arlington Town Green. www.stjamesarlingtonvt.org

Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow

Seventh annual celebration: this year, "America -- Healing Her Spirit" with Nammy Award Winner Arvel Bird and flutist Joseph FireCrow. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with grand entry at 1 p.m. American Indian music, dance, education, entertainment, arts and crafts, food and family fun. Dancers in fancy, traditional, grass and jingle dress wearing traditional and contemporary regalia. Drum groups provide vocal and rhythmic accompaniment to the dancers. Rain or shine, Mount Greylock at the base of the mountain, Wirtes Farm, 45 Greylock Road, Lanesborough.

Sheffield Antiques Show

64th annual, one of the oldest shows in New England, Fine furniture, country furniture, rugs, silver, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, art and books. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mt. Everett High School, Berkshire School Road, between Routes 7 and 41, Sheffield. (413) 229-8173.

W. Stockbridge Zucchini Festival

Ninth annual family-friendly celebration -- pet parade, rides & races, zucchini recipe contest, zucchini decorating/weigh-off contests, live music and entertainment, games, food booths, arts and crafts booths, with fireworks and dancing in the streets round out the day, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Routes 41/102, West Stockbridge town center. Free. Information: www.weststockbridgetown.com or (413) 232-0222.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Weekend Out. Trey McIntyre, hot new choreography, 2 and 8 p.m.; Dance Heginbotham, comic brain teaser, 2:15 8:15 p.m.; jazz students from Jacobs Pillow school give free performance on Inside/Out stage, 6:30 p.m., Pillow tour 5:30 p.m. and Pillowtalk 4 p.m. Becket.

PS/21

Take Dance Performance of excerpts from Salaryman, 8 p.m., and the world premiere of a work made especially for PS21. Master class 11 a.m. Chatham, N.Y.

HISTORY

Hancock Shaker Village

Return and Learn: Shalom: Weaving Threads of Peace Gallery Talk by Wendy Rabinowitz, 2 p.m. Pittsfield.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage Company

"Beauty and the Beast," 2 and 7 p.m., Youth Theatre, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

The Mount

‘Pinocchio' by Berkshire Theatre Group, 4 p.m., Lenox.

MUSIC

Bennington Chamber Music

Free concert, works by Keeril Makan, Daniel Godfrey and Dvorak, 8 p.m., Greenwall Auditorium at Bennington College, Bennington, Vt.

Guthrie Center

Tom Paxton, troubador folk series. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8. Great Barrington.

Tanglewood

Pre-rehearsal talk, 9:30 a.m., Shed; rehearsal, 10:30 a.m., Shed; Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra, 2:30 p.m., Ozawa Hall; Prelude Concert, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; The Jean Thaxter Brett Memorial Concert, 8:30 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

Tannery Pond Concerts

Emanuel Ax, piano, 8 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

OUTDOORS

Field Farm

Guided hike, 1 and 2 p.m. Trails past fields, wander through manicured gardens graced by modern sculptures, and discover New England's youngest historic house museum. Pair of Modernist homes with 300 acres of open fields, woods and wetlands. Sloan Road near five corners, Williamstown.

Notchview

"Star Gazing with Arunah Hill," begins at dusk. Astronomers from Arunah Hill Natural Science Center train their telescopes on planets, moons, stars and galaxies. Fun and learning for all ages. Visitor Center is open for use of restrooms and drinks. Free to all. Rain date Aug. 12. (413) 684-0148.

THEATER

Arrowhead

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

Barrington Stage Company

"The North Pool," 2 and 8 p.m., Stage 2; "See How They Run," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe

Free community workshop with Wardrobe Ensemble, creators of "Riot: An Epic Tale of Greed, Lust and Cheap Sofas," 12:30 p.m., and clown, comedian and performer Daniel Forlano Live, 3 p.m., enacting impromptu adventures: balancing a flower delicately on his nose, perching on a wine bottle on miniature furniture or thwarted by an enormous pile of books; "Riot," 7 p.m.; "Bathtub Play," 9 p.m. Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘Edith,' President Wilson's wife holds the country together in 1919, 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

"Running," by Arlene Hutton, New England premiere, 8 p.m. Chester.

Mass MoCA

"500 Clown: Trapped," 2 and 7 p.m. Ensemble ricochets between planned elements and improvisation, with speed and power. High physicality, raw emotion and storytelling that all ages can appreciate. Using an innovative set piece, three clown-musicians are unexpectedly ensnared. Their response spirals out of control and into slapstick mishaps and vaudevillian turns as they try to escape the trap they've made for themselves. North Adams.

Shakespeare & Company

"King Lear" in 1906 Russia, 2 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," once-vivacios woman rediscovers flamboyance, 3 p.m.; "Tartuffe," 4 p.m.; "The Tempest," 7:30 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," 8:30 p.m.; Lenox.

Theater Barn

"The Great American Trailer Park Musical," storm brewing at Armadillo Acres with big wigs, tacky outfits, strippers, road kill and spray cheese, 4 and 8 p.m. 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.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"A Month in the Country," by Ivan Turgenev, young married woman meets desire, tranlated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky, 3:30 and 8 p.m., Main Stage; "Whaddabloodclot!" Upper-East-Side affluent woman suffers a stroke that makes her speak in a Jamaican accent, 8:30 and 8 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center; cabaret, 11 p.m. in Goodrich Hall, Williams College, Williamstown.

WRITING

Becket Arts Center

Readings by Berkshire poets Michelle Gillett and Leslie Harrison, 2 p.m. Becket.

Temple Anshe Amunim

"Elijah -- from the whirlwind," 7 p.m. talk on one of the world's first superheroes -- as his exploits expand in Rabbinic and medieval stories, he changes his shape, flies at supersonicspeeds and protects his people from the enemies that assail them. Pittsfield.

WordxWord Festival

World-class spoken word artists, fiction writers and storytellers, singers and songwriters, through Aug. 18. Performances at many stages and venues along North and South Streets, Pittsfield.

Sunday

August 12

ART

Berkshire Crafts Fair

39th annual show of master artisans from California to Florida to Maine, to benefit Monument Mountain Regional High School. Contemporary and traditional jewelry, furniture, ceramics, glass, textiles and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monument Mountain Regional High School, Route 7, Great Barrington.

COMMUNITY

Bascom Lodge

Bette Isacoff, talk about dogs and canine behavior, free, 6 p.m. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

Dash for Dana Road Race

5K run and 1-mile walk, starts 8:30 a.m., Mill Street Fair Grounds, Mill Street, Adams.

Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow

Seventh annual celebration: this year, "America -- Healing Her Spirit" with Nammy Award Winner Arvel Bird and flutist Joseph FireCrow. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with grand entry at 1 p.m. American Indian music, dance, education, entertainment, arts and crafts, food and family fun. Dancers in fancy, traditional, grass and jingle dress wearing traditional and contemporary regalia. Drum groups provide vocal and rhythmic accompaniment to the dancers. Rain or shine, Mount Greylock at the base of the mountain, Wirtes Farm, 45 Greylock Road, Lanesborough.

Sheffield Antiques Show

64th annual, one of the oldest shows in New England, Fine furniture, country furniture, rugs, silver, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, art and books. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mt. Everett High School, Berkshire School Road, between Routes 7 and 41, Sheffield. (413) 229-8173.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Weekend Out. Master class 10 a.m.; Trey McIntyre, hot new choreography, 2 p.m.; Dance Heginbotham, comic brain teaser, 2:15 p.m., Becket.

HISTORY

Hancock Shaker Village

Shaker Shalom: A Gala Celebration and Concert, 5:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Naumkeag

"Upstairs & Downstairs," 1:30 p.m. behind-the-scenes guided house tours of the world of workers and servants in a Gilded Age Mansion. Learn how servants worked and lived. Stockbridge.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage Company

"Beauty and the Beast," 2 p.m., Youth Theatre, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Eagles Band

Free concert 3 p.m. at the pavilion at the Hinsdale Fire Department on Maple Street, Hinsdale.

Sevenars concerts

Jerry Noble and friends: Joel Pitchon, violin, and Bob Sparkman, clarinet, 4 p.m. Music of Debussy and Gershwin, Broadway and jazz greats, and selections from the Hot Club of France. Worthington.

Tanglewood

Chamber Music, 10 a.m., Ozawa Hall; Watch and Play at Chamber Music Hall, 1 p.m.; BSO with Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor and Paul Lewis, Piano, 2:30 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"See How They Run," 5 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe

Free community workshop with clown, comedian and performer Daniel Forlano, 4:30 p.m., "Bathtub Play," 6 p.m.; "Riot: An Epic Tale of Greed, Lust and Cheap Sofas," 8 p.m. Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Chester Theatre Company

"Running," by Arlene Hutton, New England premiere, 2 p.m. Chester.

Shakespeare & Company

Author event with Sol Schwartz and Kevin Sprague, 10:30 a.m.; "The Tempest," 2 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," 3 p.m.; "King Lear," 7:30 p.m.; "Cassandra Speaks," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Theater Barn

"The Great American Trailer Park Musical," storm brewing at Armadillo Acres with big wigs, tacky outfits, strippers, road kill and spray cheese, 2 p.m. 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.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"A Month in the Country," by Ivan Turgenev, young married woman meets desire, tranlated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky, 2 p.m., Main Stage; "Whaddabloodclot!" Upper-East-Side affluent woman suffers a stroke that makes her speak in a Jamaican accent, 2 p.m., Nikos Stage; Fellows music, 7 and 11 p.m., directing studio; ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

WordxWord Festival

World-class spoken word artists, fiction writers and storytellers, singers and songwriters, through Aug. 18. Performances at many stages and venues along North and South Streets, Pittsfield.

Monday

August 13

COMMUNITY

Ventfort Hall

Tea and Talk, Hugh Brewster: "The Titanic: Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage," followed by Victorian Tea and book signing, 4 p.m. $16 non-member, $14 member. Lenox.

FILM

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

26th annual season of American and International films and talks with film-makers, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Lenox.

Clark Art Institute

"Sunflower," 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

Becket Arts Center

"Reach for the Stars," 7:30 p.m. Based on the format from the NPR young artist program "From the Top," Tracy Wilson, director of the Berkshire Music School, introduces three young musicians: Yeejin Yuk, pianist; Hannah Cohen, violinist; and Gabriella Makuc, pianist; performance and interview. Becket.

Berkshire Fringe

:30 Live! free music series, 7 p.m. highlighting sonic innovators from the Northeast. Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Colonial Theatre

Musical Monday, 2 p.m. Spotlight on shows from the American Musical canon. Members of the BTG Acting Apprentice Company sing through full musicals. Pittsfield.

St. John's Episcopal

Summer Noontime Concert series: pianist Andrew King in a program of music by Schumann, Chopin, Messiaen, and Liszt. Free. 35 Park St. Williamstown.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Travesties" by Tom Stoppard, 7 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe

Berkshire "Fringetern" apprentice company, 6 p.m.: Six young theater artists write and design an original short performance in two weeks; "Riot: An Epic Tale of Greed, Lust and Cheap Sofas," 8 p.m. Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

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

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Special event, 7:30 p.m., Main Stage; Fellow Music, 7 to 11 p.m., ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

WRITING

The Mount

"Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch," 4 p.m. Biographer Sally Bedell Smith on interviews and never-before-revealed documents to reveal intimate details of Elizabeth II's 60-year reign. Tea to follow, Lenox.

WordxWord Festival

World-class spoken word artists, fiction writers and storytellers, singers and songwriters, through Aug. 18. Performances at many stages and venues along North and South Streets, Pittsfield.

Tuesday

August 14

ART

Berkshire Museum

PechaKucha Pittsfield #2 -- an array of presentations, 20 images in 20 minutes. Refreshments provided by Wandering Star Craft Brewery. 7 to 9 p.m. Pittsfield.

Williams College Museum of Art

Gallery Talk: "The Vitality of Influence -- Museum Models: Students Take On Celebrated Architects," 2 p.m. Interim Assistant Curator Miriam Stanton will explore the creative friction in the learning process. Young artists often look to their famed predecessors for inspiration -- generating new art that is not derivative, but innovative. Williamstown.

FILM

PS/21

Movie Tuesdays: "Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin'," 8:30 p.m. Free admission. Chatham, N.Y.

MUSIC

Clark Art Institute

Carpe Diem String Quartet with Yihan Chen, pipa player, 8 p.m., chamber concert with works by Mendelssohn, Lei Liang, and Korine Fujiwara. Williamstown.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"See How They Run," 7 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.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Allergist's Wife," 3 p.m.; "The Tempest," 7:30 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"A Month in the Country," by Ivan Turgenev, young married woman meets desire, tranlated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky, 7:30 p.m., Main Stage; "Whaddabloodclot!" Upper-East-Side affluent woman suffers a stroke that makes her speak in a Jamaican accent, 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

WRITING

The Mount

"Pitch Uncertain: A Mid-Century Middle Daughter Finds Her Voice," 5 p.m. Memoirist Maisie Houghton will read from a coming-of-age story set in 1950s Cambridge. Lenox.

WordxWord Festival

World-class spoken word artists, fiction writers and storytellers, singers and songwriters, through Aug. 18. Performances at many stages and venues along North and South Streets, Pittsfield.

Wednesday

August 15

COMMUNITY

North Adams Downtown Celebration

Sixteenth annual street fair for all ages, with contests, giveaways and food provided by local vendors. Main, Eagle, Holden and northern part of Ashland street closed to all but pedestrians. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Free. (Rain date: Aug. 16).

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Compagnie Kafig, combines hip-hop with samba and capoeira, 8 p.m.; Liz Gerring, pure movement and video, 8:15 p.m.; free performance on Inside/Out stage, 6:30 p.m., Becket.

PS/21

Swing Dance with Nathan Bugh of The Vanaver Caravan, 6:15 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

MUSIC

Bascom Lodge

Berkshire Highlanders, bagpipes, free, 6 p.m. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

Concerts at Windsor Lake

Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket. Concessions available. 7 p.m. Intersection of Bradley Street and Kemp Avenue, North Adams. For full list of concerts: (413) 664-6180 or tourism@northadams-ma.gov. Free.

Tanglewood

Vocal Concert, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"See How They Run," 2 and 7 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘Brace Yourself,' family drama as a hurricane approaches, 7 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. ‘Homestead Crossing,' young lovers shelter with an older couple, 7 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

Preview: "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

"The Tempest," 7:30 p.m.; Studio series presents staged readings of new work, "Augst: Osage County," 5 p.m.; Shakespeare & Young Company, 5 p.m.; "King Lear," 7:30 p.m.; "Parasite Drag" with Q&A, 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"A Month in the Country," by Ivan Turgenev, young married woman meets desire, tranlated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky, 7:30 p.m., Main Stage; "Whaddabloodclot!" Upper-East-Side affluent woman suffers a stroke that makes her speak in a Jamaican accent, 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

WRITING

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

"Modern Jewish Short Stories," talk about tales by by Sholom Aleichem, S.Y. Agnon, Isaac Babel, Hava Shapiro, and others, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.Translations for those originally written in Yiddish, Russian, or Hebrew. Great Barrington.

WordxWord Festival

World-class spoken word artists, fiction writers and storytellers, singers and songwriters, through Aug. 18. Performances at many stages and venues along North and South Streets, Pittsfield.