Thursday

August 16

ART

Williams College Museum of Art

Gallery Talk: "Highlights of the Collection," 2 p.m. Highlights of the museum collection from a fresh perspective in this tour guided by Williams students. Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

Third Thursdays

Free outdoor street festival, 5 to 8 p.m., celebrates Call Me Melville and the fourth annual Word X Word Festival. Live music, street vendors, and more. North Street closed to vehicle traffic from West Street to Linden Street. (413) 499-9348, discoverpittsfield.com.

Thursday Night Out

Community festival: Mason Library presents "A life in Photos," food, shops open late, 6 to 8 p.m., downtown Great Barrington.

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., Pillow tour 5:30, Becket.

PS/21

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

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

Berkshire Children's Theater performs "Cinderella," 11 a.m. Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Adams Concerts

Arthur Holmes Blues Band, 7 p.m., Berkshire Dance Theatre performs 6:30 to 7 p.m., Adams Town Common. Free.


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FODfest Community Concert

Friends of Daniel Pearl free concert, 6 p.m. Open community music event brings together diverse groups of artists for performance, song swap and jam session. Downtown Pittsfield.

Tanglewood

Ebene String Quartet, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

THEATER

Arrowhead

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

Barrington Stage Company

"The Black Suits," 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.; "The Tempest" with Olympia Dukakis as Prospero, 7:30 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," once-vivacious woman rediscovers flamboyance, 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.

Williams College Summer Theatre Lab

Open lab weekend, performances of works developed and conceived during workshops, time TBA, CenterStage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

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, 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.

Friday

August 17

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Cocktails in Great Gardens: Jane Iredale and Bob Montgomery, 5 to 7 p.m. Private gardens in the warm evening light. Great Barrington.

Wisdom of the Scholars

Rabbis Who Love the Berkshires free talk, on spiritual significance of water: "A River Flows from Eden: The Deep Mysticism of Jewish Water Rituals," 10:30 a.m., Chapel of the Church on the Hill, 55 Main St. Lenox. Knesset Israel, (413) 445-4872.

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., free Pillowtalk 5 p.m., Becket.

PS/21

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

FILM

Adams Movie Night

Featuring "Kung Fu Panda," movie starts at dusk, Adams Town Hall Lawn. Free.

MUSIC

Guthrie Center

Vance Gilbert, comic and sad singer/songwriter jazz, troubador folk series. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8. Great Barrington.

Tanglewood

Prelude concert with members of BSO, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; panel discussion with moderator Martin Bookspan and guest artists, 7:15 p.m., Shed; BSO with Bramwell Tovey, conductor and Augustin Hadelich, violin, 8:30 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

Berkshire Children's Theater performs "Cinderella," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Pittsfield.

OUTDOORS

Mass Audubon

Insect Safari family event, 9 a.m. to noon, Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 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

"The Allergist's Wife," 3 p.m.; Shakespeare & Young Company, 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.

Williams College Summer Theatre Lab

Open lab weekend, performances of works developed and conceived during workshops, time TBA, CenterStage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

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, ‘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.

Saturday

August 18

ART

Becket Arts Center

Becket Arts Center Members' Show: Gallery artist reception 2 to 4 p.m. Exhibit open Friday to Monday, noon to 4 p.m., through Sept. 2. Becket.

Stockbridge Summer Art Show

21st annual show: More than 80 juried artisans and crafters display work ranging from paintings to ceramics and fiber to glass blowing.10 a.m. to 5 p.m., free admission. Grounds of the Stockbridge Town offices and Bidwell Park, 50 Main St., Stockbridge. www.stockbridgechamber.org.

Williams College Museum of Art

"Laylah Ali: The Greenheads Series" opens today, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ali's gouache-on-paper paintings, open-ended and darkly humorous look at the media, historical events, race and gender. Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

Grecian Festival

Taste of Greece: Live band, dancing, food and pastries, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., rain or shine under the tent. St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 73 Bradford St., Pittsfield. (413) 442-8113, www.christisrisen.com. Free.

New Marlborough Village Green

Elihu Burritt Day plus pig roast, celebration of village history with activities, food and dance, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.: 5K "Run/Walk in the Sun," Roger the Jester, Elihu Burritt Award presentation, kids craft workshop, Henry the Juggler, all from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All-day events: Antique car show, white elephant sale, food, book and bake sale, exhibitors/crafters, fire trucks, petty zoo and face painting; pig roast, 5 to 7 p.m., Southfield Fire House; dance music by Cornerstone, 7 p.m. www.newmarlborough.org/Elihu.htm, (413) 229-2369.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Compagnie Kafig, combines hip-hop with samba and capoeira, 2 and 8 p.m.; Liz Gerring, pure movement and video, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m.; jazz dance students at Pillow school give free performance on Inside/Out stage, 6:30 p.m.; free Pillowtalk 4 p.m. and tour 5:30 p.m., Becket.

Lenox Contradance

Live music by George Wilson and Spare Parts: George on fiddle and Liz Stell flute, Bill Mattthiessen Piano. Calling by Fern Bradley, Caller Will Mentor. 8 to11:30 p.m. Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., (413) 528-4007, www.lenoxcontradance.org.

PS/21

Vanaver Caravan performs "Pastures of Plenty, A Tribute to Woody Guthrie," 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

HISTORY

Hancock Shaker Village

Return and Learn: Melville and Hawthorne at Hancock, 2 p.m. Pittsfield.

Bidwell House Museum

History Talk: " ‘I workt al day': Working Lives in Colonial New England." Prof. Allegra di Bonaventura of Yale University on her research into pre-Revolution America, using diaries, court records and other original sources to explore the daily lives of the early settlers. Held at 10 a.m. at Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham.

North Adams Museum of History and Science

Annual commemoration of the Siege of Fort Massachusetts in 1746. Talk by Robert Campanile, 2 p.m., Visitors Museum, Building 4, Western Gateway Heritage State Park. Barracks Room replica open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Building 5A. Free.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

Berkshire Children's Theater performs "Cinderella," 11 a.m. Pittsfield.

Mass MoCA

Gallery Quest: family-friendly scavenger hunt with tour guides, a romp through the musuem with art-making projects. 11 a.m., North Adams.

MUSIC

Guthrie Center

John Gorka, master singer/songwriter, troubador folk series. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

Spencertown Academy

Twilight Chamber Music: The Chatham Ensemble in concert, 6 p.m. Arianna Kalian on oboe, Stephen Poppel on clarinet and Roe Goodman on bassoon. Spencertown, N.Y.

Stockbridge Sinfonia

40th-anniversary concert, works of Meyerbeer, Delibes, Haydn, Nicolai, and David; Monument Mountain Regional High School graduating senior Alfred Brewer will solo in the David Concertino for Trombone and Orchestra. 2 p.m. at Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge and 6 p.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 74 First St., Pittsfield.

Tanglewood

Pre-rehearsal talk, 9:30 a.m., Shed; rehearsal, 10:30 a.m., Shed; Prelude Concert, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; John Williams' 80th Birthday Celebration, 8:30 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

"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. Weatogue Road, Sheffield.

Bryant Homestead

Bryant Homestead "Big Trees and Bryant Poetry Hike," 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Explore the forest of William Cullen Bryant's youth that inspired his poetry. Bryant's poems read aloud on the trail. Cummington.

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

"Ophira Eisenberg," 8 p.m. A veteran of The Moth and a mainstay on the NYC standup and storytelling circuit, the Calgary-bred Ophira Eisenberg is one of Canada's finest comedy exports. She was named one of New York Magazine's "Top 10 Comics" and is the host of NPR's new trivia and puzzle show, "Ask Me Another." 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

"King Lear" in 1906 Russia, 2 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," 3 p.m.; "Tartuffe," 4 p.m.; "The Tempest," 7:30 p.m.; "Cassandra Speaks," portrayal of iconic journalist Dorothy Thompson," 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.

Williams College Summer Theatre Lab

Open lab weekend, performances of works developed and conceived during workshops, time TBA, CenterStage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

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, 3:30 and 8 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

WRITING

Sheffield Library

"Poetry read around," share poetry aloud from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Bring original poems or favorites by other poets, and join in a circle to read and hear poetry. 48 Main St., Sheffield. (413) 229-7004.

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 19

ART

Clark Art Institute

"Song Shaozu's Sarcophagus," 3 p.m., free lecture by Nancy Steinhardt, Professor of East Asian Art at the University of Pennsylvania. A successful journey to the afterlife required anticipating the needs of the deceased and correctly preparing a tomb. Steinhardt will reveal the mysteries of Song Shaozu's sarcophagus, the highlight of the "Unearthed" exhibit. Williamstown.

Stockbridge Summer Art Show

21st annual show: More than 80 juried artisans and crafters display work ranging from paintings to ceramics and fiber to glass blowing.10 a.m. to 4 p.m., free admission. Grounds of the Stockbridge Town offices and Bidwell Park, 50 Main St., Stockbridge. www.stockbridgechamber.org.

COMMUNITY

Adams Agricultural Fair

"Woof and Wag" Dog Show, 1 p.m., Bowe Field off Route 8.

Battle Day Parade

Parade honors firefighters, police, military, and our veterans with fire trucks, military transports, marching bands, 12:30 to 2 p.m., for Vermont's only state holiday, the Battle of Bennington Day. Main Street, Bennington, Vt.

Grecian Festival

Taste of Greece: Live band, dancing, food and pastries, noon to 6 p.m., rain or shine under the tent. St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 73 Bradford St., Pittsfield. (413) 442-8113, www.christisrisen.com. Free.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

A Jazz Happening: benefit for the school at Jacob's Pillow with jazz dance students, 8 p.m. Compagnie Kafig, combines hip-hop with samba and capoeira, 2 p.m.; Liz Gerring, pure movement and video, 2:15 p.m.; film event 4:30 p.m. and master class 10 a.m., Becket.

PS/21

Vanaver Caravan performs "Pastures of Plenty, A Tribute to Woody Guthrie," 2 p.m. Teen workshop 11 a.m. Chatham, N.Y.

MUSIC

Guthrie Center

"Before I Forget A Musical Memoir," 2012 sequel. Sally-Jane Heit has entertained and inspired audiences in television, film and theaters around the world with an acting career that spans decades Doors open at 6 p.m.; Show begins at 7. Great Barrington.

Jewish Federation

The Zamir Chorale of Boston in concert, honoring Arlene D. Schiff's 10th year as Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires. Pre-concert reception, 6 p.m.; concert at 7:30 p.m. At the Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. (413) 997-4444.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Tony award-winning singer and actress Betty Buckley in "Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway," 7 p.m. Buckley performs men's songs from Broadway shows that she has always wanted to sing, including numbers from "Sweeney Todd," "West Side Story," "Guys and Dolls," "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," "Pippin," "Mame," and "La Cage aux Folles." Great Barrington.

Park McCullough House

Classical music with George Lopez, pianist, 4 p.m. Concerts in the Carriage Barn, North Bennington, Vt.

Sevenars concerts

Lynelle James, piano, 4 p.m. Third-geneation Schrade family performer has appeared at Carnegie Hall and at Lincoln Center, N.Y. Worthington.

Shape-note Singing

Sing in this this "full-body, shout-it-out singing" style with a group of local residents. Orientation to style at 1 p.m., singing until 4 p.m. Singers, learners and listeners all welcome, come and go as you please. Songbooks provided, snacks to share. Free. Chapel of the Church on the Hill, 55 Main St., Lenox.

Tanglewood

Chamber Music, 10 a.m., Ozawa Hall; The Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert, 2:30 p.m., Shed; Christian McBride Trio with Christian Sands and Ulysses Owens Jr., 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, Pittsfield.

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 Dr. Carol Gilligan and Dr. Jim Giligan, 10:30 a.m.; "The Tempest," 2 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," 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, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

WRITING

The Mount

"Edith Wharton at Home: Life at The Mount," 5 p.m. with Richard Guy Wilson, architectural historian and host of the popular TV series "America's Castles." Published to coincide with the celebrations surrounding Wharton's 150th birthday, "Edith Wharton at Home" presents Wharton as writer, designer, and hostess. Lenox.

Monday

August 20

FILM

Clark Art Institute

"24 City," 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.

PS/21

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

MUSIC

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

"Rodgers, Hart and Hammerstein: The Golden Age of the American Musical," Rabbi Deborah Zecher in concert with Joe Rose, Joshua Zecher-Ross and guests. 7:30 p.m. More than 50 years of Broadway favorites. Great Barrington.

St. John's Episcopal

Summer Noontime Concert series: Soprano Lucy Bergin and pianist Scott Bailey in a program of lieder and arias. Free. 35 Park St. Williamstown.

THEATER

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.

WRITING

The Mount

"Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of a Masterpiece," 4 p.m. Michael Gorra, professor and literary critic, takes a new approach to biography. Combining elements of biography, criticism, and travelogue -- traveling to Florence, Rome, Paris and England -- Gorra recreates the back story of James' masterpiece, "Portrait of a Lady" (1881). Tea to follow, Lenox.

Tuesday

August 21

ART

Arrowhead

"Sailors and Sailor Art" -- a talk on scrimshaw, sailor valentines and all the things sailors created to pass the long hours at sea, by collector Jeff McCormick. Pittsfield.

Chesterwood

IS183 Art School at Chesterwood: "From Sketch to Sculpture," 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; "Sculpting the Head," 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays July 17 to Aug. 21. Stockbridge.

Williams College Museum of Art

Gallery Talk: "Laylah Ali: The Greenheads Series," 2 p.m. with Deborah Rothschild, WCMA Senior Curator Emerita of Modern and Contemporary Art. Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

Elizabeth Freeman Day

Commemorate the woman who successfully sued for her freedom on August 21 in 1781, helping end slavery in Massachusetts. African American Heritage Trail and Trustees of Reservations host story-telling performance, a ceremony with words, music and dance honoring Elizabeth Freeman's life, and a picnic barbeque, 4 to 6:30 p.m. All ages welcome and free to all. Sheffield.'

Ventfort Hall

Tea and Talk, John Matteson: "The Lives of Margaret Fuller," followed by a Victorian Tea, 4 p.m. Lenox.

FILM

PS/21

Food on film festival, "Like Water for Chocolate," 8 p.m. Free admission. Chatham, N.Y.

MUSIC

Clark Art Institute

Shanghai String Quartet, 8 p.m., chamber concert with works by Mozart and Smetana, and selections from ChinaSong, the quartet's most popular album. Williamstown.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"See How They Run," 7 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.

Shakespeare & Company

"Cassandra Speaks," 3 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Wednesday

August 22

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., Becket.

FILM

PS/21

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

MUSIC

Tanglewood

Boston Symphony Chamber Players with Karina Gauvin, soprano, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

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

Bascom Lodge

Comedy Night, free, 6 p.m. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

Berkshire Playwrights Lab

Staged reading of a new play, 7:30 p.m., Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. (413) 644-9040, www.berkshireplaywrightslab.org.

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

"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

Studio series presents new work, staged reading of "Equivocation," 5 p.m. with Q&A; "Satchmo at he Waldorf," one-man play celebrates Louis Armstrong, 7:30 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.w