Thursday

August 2

ART

Housatonic Valley Art League

Member Art Show opens, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dewey Memorial Hall, Route 7, Sheffield. info@hvart.org.

Williams College Museum of Art

Gallery talk with Christina Olsen, WCMA's new director, 2 p.m. Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

Adams Agricultural Fair

Battle of the Bands, Jeeps on display, 6 p.m. Bowe Field off Route 8.

Adams Cruz Night

6 to 9 p.m., Center Street. Concert featuring "Greylock Blue" on Adams Town Common, 7 p.m. Free.

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.

Thursday Night Out

Community festival: Great Barrington Fire Deptartment's car show, food, shops open late, 6 to 8 p.m., downtown Great Barrington.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Royal Winnipeg, versatile and lush, 8 p.m.; Jonah Bokaer X David Hallberg, top choreographer and dancer combine, 8:15 p.m.; free performance on Inside/Out stage, 6:30 p.m., Pillow tour 5:30 p.m. Becket.

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

Tanglewood

Gerald Finley, baritone, 8 p.


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OUTDOORS

Mass BikePike Tour

6th annual tour ccomes to the Berkshires for four days of cycling. Long or short rides each day through Great Barrington, Lenox, Williamstown and North Adams, and Chatham, N.Y. Supports the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition. www.massbikepike.org.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The North Pool," 7:30 p.m., Stage 2; "All My Sons," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘Edith,' President Wilson's wife holds the country together in 1919, 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. ‘A Class Act,' musical looks behind the scenes, 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

"Cassandra Speaks," portrayal of iconic journalist Dorothy Thompson, 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

"Five Course Love," artfully silly and genuinely funny musical with three actors as 15 characters on a hunt for love, 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; "Elephant Man," from a desperate existence in a Victorian freak show to the toast of London high society, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

Friday

August 3

ART

Berkshire Community College

"Remembrance of Things Past" by Grier Horner, opening 5 to 8 p.m., BCC's Art Gallery, Intermodal Transportation Center, 1 Columbus Ave., Pittsfield.

First Fridays Artswalk

A broad variety of visual arts displays and programming in more than 20 venues along the North and South Street corridor, 5 to 8 p.m. Venues include Alchemy Initiative, Art On No, the Berkshire Museum, Gallery 25, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, and the Colonial Theatre. Full schedule at firstfridaysartswalk.com.

Housatonic Valley Art League

Member Art Show reception, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dewey Memorial Hall, Route 7, Sheffield. info@hvart.org.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

"Melville Contemporary," a juried group show of contemporary art inspired by Herman Melville and his works, opens today at noon, free. Pittsfield.

COMMUNITY

Adams Agricultural Fair

Cruise-in 2012, Street Rods, classic and custom vehicles, Street Legal-Cruise-in, Jeeps, antique fire engines (show off your ride), 6 p.m.; Knife thrower One Sharp Marriage, 6:30 p.m.; Children's Pedal Tractor Contest sponsored by Maple Grove Equipment, 7 p.m.; PBJ-dance music, 7:30 p.m.; Bowe Field off Route 8.

Chabad of the Berkshires

"Science & Religion: Contradiction? Faith & Science: Friend or Foe? Quantum Aspect of the Divine: Seeing G-dliness in the Modern World," guest lecturer Dr. Binyomin Abrams, professor at Boston University of Theoretical Physical Chemistry and Chemical Education. Shabbaton dinner, 6:30 p.m. $36. Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox.

Wisdom of the Scholars

Rabbis Who Love the Berkshires free talk, "Jewish Peoplehood: Boundaries and Community," 10:30 a.m., Chapel of the Church on the Hill, 55 Main St. Lenox. Knesset Israel, (413) 445-4872.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Royal Winnipeg, versatile and lush, 8 p.m.; Jonah Bokaer X David Hallberg, top choreographer and dancer combine, 8:15 p.m.; free performance on Inside/Out stage, 6:30 p.m., free Pillowtalk 5 p.m., Becket.

FILM

Adams Movie Night

Featuring "Spy Kids, All the Time in the World," movie starts at dusk, Adams Town Hall Lawn. Free.

Mass MoCA

"Girl Walk // All Day," 9 p.m. Long-form dance music video set to Girl Talk's album, in which three dancers move across New York City, turning its sidewalks, parks and architecture into an evolving urban stage. Other music videos and short films, dancers from the film presenting new work, and then DJs spinning late into the night. North Adams.

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

Tim Grimm and Joe Crookston -- acoustic guitar, banjo, accordion, fiddle and piano -- 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; BSO with Lorin Maazel, conductor and Gerald Finley, baritone, 8:30 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Mass BikePike Tour

6th annual tour ccomes to the Berkshires for four days of cycling. Long or short rides each day through Great Barrington, Lenox, Williamstown and North Adams, and Chatham, N.Y. Supports the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition. www.massbikepike.org.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"All My Sons," 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage; "The North Pool," 7:30 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe

"Bathtub Play," 7 p.m., 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. Pi¢k Your Own Pri¢e Opening Night. "Dark: An End of the World Play with Music and an Exercise Bike," 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. ‘A Class Act,' musical looks behind the scenes, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

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

Shakespeare & Company

"The Alelrgist's Wife," 3 p.m.; "Tartuffe," 4 p.m.; "The Tempest," 7:30 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," dark comedy between divided brothers, 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Theater Barn

"Five Course Love," artfully silly and genuinely funny musical with three actors as 15 characters on a hunt for love, 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, 8 p.m., Main Stage; "Elephant Man," from a desperate existence in a Victorian freak show to the toast of London high society, 8 p.m., Nikos Stage; Fridays@3 new play readings, 3 p.m. on Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

Saturday

August 4

ART

Berkshire Botanical Garden

"Contained Exuberance: Picture Perfect Pots," container gardens from traditional to whimsical, opening walkabout 11 a.m. Show through Sept. 30. Stockbridge.

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.

Clark Art Institute

"Constable After Modernism," 2 p.m. Clark celebrates publication of "Landscape, Innovation, and Nostalgia: The Manton Collection of British Art" with a free lecture by Tim Barringer, Paul Melon Professor of the History of Art at Yale University, and catalogue contributor. A book signing will follow. Williamstown.

Lee Craft Fair

Festival in the Park with First Congregational Church of Lee, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Park Place, Lee. www.ucc-lee.org or (413) 243-1033.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"World of Adventure" family festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. King Arthur, Captain Kidd, and the patriots of the American Revolution spring from Howard Pyle's illustrations in a day of legends and gold dubloons. Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

Adams Agricultural Fair

Judging of adult sheep and goats, judging of youth cattle, 10 a.m.; Western Mass. Master Gardeners, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Crowning of "Aggie" Fair prince and princess, 11 a.m.; horse pull, 11 a.m.; Sheep dog demonstration with Wendy Warner, 12:30 p.m.; Chili challenge, 1 p.m.; Magician Johnny Magestic, 2 p.m.; Zumba of Adams demonstration, 3 p.m.; knife thrower One Sharp Marriage, 4 p.m.; Berkshire County Line Dancers, 5 p.m.; line dance lessons, 6 p.m.; Music by Shut Up and Dance, 7 to 10 p.m. Bowe Field off Route 8.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

The Grow Show, 1 to 5 p.m. Local gardeners come together to spotlight their own backyard harvest, swap horticultural tips and celebrate the height of the season. Garden Photography Competition in association with Berkshire Museum Camera Club. Free admission. Stockbridge.

Chabad of the Berkshires

"Science & Religion: Contradiction? Faith & Science: Friend or Foe? Quantum Aspect of the Divine: Seeing G-dliness in the Modern World," guest lecturer Dr. Binyomin Abrams, professor at Boston University of Theoretical Physical Chemistry and Chemical Education. Shabbaton morning services followed by kiddush luncheon, 10 a.m. $36. Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox.

Mount Washington Church Fair

Family fair with gifts made by local residents, baked goods bursting with mountain-grown blueberries, and exclusive blueberry-bead jewelry. Hay rides, plants and flowers, fine antiques, local memorabilia, a clown, fairy crowns, woodland felt masks, face painting and games. Musical duo Sandy and Sandy (Lord and Nunn) play old-time and original country and folk tunes on guitar and washboard. Local corn, fresh-grilled burgers and hot dogs, and a salad bar with fresh local produce, rain or shine, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Church of Christ, East Street and Cross Road, Mount Washington. Free.

Multicultural BRIDGE

Celebrating Dominican Heritage in the Berkshires., 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Multicultural BRIDGE Women to Women Project: Mujeres Latinas present the traditons and dance of the Dominican Republic and a gallery exhibit. Traditional dinner provided. Multicultural Bridge office, Housatoinic.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Royal Winnipeg, versatile and lush, 2 and 8 p.m.; Jonah Bokaer X David Hallberg, top choreographer and dancer combine, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m.; jazz students from Pillow school give free performance on Inside/Out stage, 6:30 p.m.; free Pillowtalk 4 p.m. at tour 5:30 p.m. Becket.

PS/21

Dances for a Variable Population performance, 8 p.m. concert dance with diverse communities and professional dancers will incorporate members of the community, Chatham, N.Y.

HISTORY

Hancock Shaker Village

Return & Learn: Blacksmithing Through the Ages, 2 p.m.; Age of Iron Weekend, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pittsfield.

Stockbridge Library

Author Natalie Dykstra, recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, will discuss her book, "Clover Adams: A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life," 1 p.m. 46 Main St., Stockbridge, (413) 298-5501.

MUSIC

Guthrie Center

Gandalf Murphy and The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, troubador folk series. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8. Great Barrington.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Barbara Cook and John Pizzarelli, American Songbook legends, 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

Tanglewood

Pre-rehearsal talk, 9:30 a.m., Shed; rehearsal, 10:30 a.m., Shed; Boston Univeristy Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Chorus, 2:30 p.m., Ozawa Hall; Prelude Concertm, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; The Ting Tsung Chao Memorial Concert, 8:30 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

Tannery Pond Concerts

The Harlem String Quartet: Ilmar Gavilan, violin; Melissa White, violin; Juan Muguel Hernandez, viola; Paul Wiancko, cello, 8 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage Company

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

The Mount

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

OUTDOORS

Mass Audubon

Canoe Trip on the Housatonic River, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at Decker Boat Launch, Lenox.

Mass BikePike Tour

6th annual tour ccomes to the Berkshires for four days of cycling. Long or short rides each day through Great Barrington, Lenox, Williamstown and North Adams, and Chatham, N.Y. Supports the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition. www.massbikepike.org.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The North Pool" 4 and 7:30 p.m., Stage 2; "All My Sons," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe

Free community workshop with Haerry Kim, 1:30 p.m. "Riot: An Epic Tale of Greed, Lust and Cheap Sofas," 7 p.m.; "Yelling at Bananas in Whole Foods," 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. ‘A Class Act,' musical looks behind the scenes, 2 and 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

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

Colonial Theatre

Bill Engvall of Blue Collar TV and the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

"King Lear" in 1906 Russia, 2 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," 3 p.m.; "Tartuffe," 5 p.m.; "The Tempest," 7:30 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Theater Barn

"Five Course Love," artfully silly and genuinely funny musical with three actors as 15 characters on a hunt for love, 4 and 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, 3:30 and 8 p.m., Main Stage; "Elephant Man," from a desperate existence in a Victorian freak show to the toast of London high society, 3:30 and 8 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

WRITING

Music & More

"Berkshire Writers Free for All: Murder Mystery Writers Contest," a free open reading, 4:30 p.m. Murder by organic food and killer clichés, hosted by Peter Bergman. Wine reception follows in the Meeting House Gallery. Meeting House, Route 57, New Marlborough.

Sunday

August 5

ART

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.

COMMUNITY

Adams Agricultural Fair

Judging of adult cattle, judging of youth sheep and goats, 10 a.m.; ox pull, 11 a.m.; sheep dog demonstration with Wendy Warner, 1 p.m.; knife thrower One Sharp Marriage, 1 p.m.; Bluegrass music by Crystal Brook, 2 p.m.; Demolition Derby, rain or shine, 2 p.m.; awards ceremony under main tent, 4:30 p.m. Bowe Field off Route 8.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

The Grow Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local gardeners come together to spotlight their own backyard harvest, swap horticultural tips and celebrate the height of the season. Garden Photography Competition in association with Berkshire Museum Camera Club. Free admission. Stockbridge.

Pittsfield Ethnic Fair

Free festival elebrating the diversity of cultural heritage in Pittsfield and the Berkshires, noon to 6 p.m. Two stages of live entertainment and food and craft booths from around the world. South Street, Pittsfield. (413) 443-6501.

Temple Anshe Amunim

"A Jubano Evening," 7 p.m. Rabbi Arthur Starr and Linda Starrspeak on five missions to Cuba, bringing almost a ton of medical suppliesand religious items for the Cuban Jewish community. Pittsfield.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Master class 10 a.m.; Royal Winnipeg, versatile and lush, 8 p.m.; Jonah Bokaer X David Hallberg, top choreographer and dancer combine, 8:15 p.m. Becket.

HISTORY

Hancock Shaker Village

Age of Iron Weekend, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Blacksmithing demonstrations, workshops. Pittsfield.

North Adams Museum of History and Science

Irish Genealogy 101, presented by Thomas Toohey, 3 p.m., Visitors Museum, Building 4, Western Gateway Heritage State Park. Free.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage Company

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

Spencertown Academy

artsVOYAGE Family Day: "Once upon a time," 11 a.m. Storytelling, music, and art project related to the theme of books and storytelling for children. Free admission. Spencertown, N.Y.

MUSIC

Park McCullough House

Classical music with Eight Cellos, 4 p.m. Concerts in the Carriage Barn, North Bennington, Vt.

Sevenars concerts

Robert Schrade with family members, 4 p.m. Pianist pioneered themed program throughout the U.S., Europe, and Canada. Worthington.

Tanglewood

Chamber Music, 10 a.m., Ozawa Hall; BSO wih Lorin Maazel, conductor and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano, 2:30 p.m. Shed; The Canyon Ranch Concert, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Mass Audubon

Canoe Trip to Buckley-Dunton Lake, 9 a.m. to noon, with Berkshire Sanctuaries, at Buckley Dunton Lake, Becket.

Mass BikePike Tour

6th annual tour ccomes to the Berkshires for four days of cycling. Long or short rides each day through Great Barrington, Lenox, Williamstown and North Adams, and Chatham, N.Y. Supports the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition. www.massbikepike.org.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

The North Pool "A tour-de-force," 3 and 7:30 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe

"Riot: An Epic Tale of Greed, Lust and Cheap Sofas," 6 p.m.; "Bathtub Play," 8 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 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

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

Shakespeare & Company

Author event with Arthur Phillips, 10:30 a.m.; "The Tempest," 2 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," 3 p.m.; "King Lear," 7:30 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," 8:30 p.m.; Lenox.

Theater Barn

"Five Course Love," artfully silly and genuinely funny musical with three actors as 15 characters on a hunt for love, 2 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williams College Summer Theatre Lab

Seattle-based Satori Group presents work from one-week residency with the lab, 7:30 p.m. 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 p.m., Main Stage; "Elephant Man," from a desperate existence in a Victorian freak show to the toast of London high society, 2 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

WRITING

Robert Frost Stone House

"Robert Frost Comes Alive for Young Readers" with teacher Pat Gibbons, "Sunday Afternoons with Robert Frost" talk, 2 p.m., free.

Monday

August 6

ART

Bascom Lodge

Drawing Marathon, public drawfest, draw all through the night until breakfast, all are welcome, free, 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

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

"To Live," 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

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: Trio Cafe Budapest (violin, piano, bass) in a program of jazz standards. Free. 35 Park St. Williamstown.

THEATER

Berkshire Fringe

"Bathtub Play," 8 p.m., 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. 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.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Special event, 7:30 p.m., Main Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

WRITING

Becket Arts Center

"Nature and her own Nature: A look at the homegrown poetic politics of Edna St. Vincent Millay," 7:30 p.m. with Peter Bergman, executive director of the Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop in Austerlitz, N.Y. Talk on the Pulitzer prize-winning poet's deep concern about the rise of Fascism and Nazism in Europe. Becket.

The Mount

"Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman," 4 p.m. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer of the 400-year Romanov Dynasty Robert Massie recounts Catherine's rise to power as a pivotal figure of the Enlightenment era and one of the most powerful and influential women in history. Tea to follow, Lenox.

Tuesday

August 7

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.

FILM

PS/21

Movie Tuesdays: "The Company," 8:30 p.m. Free admission. Chatham, N.Y.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage Company

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

The Mount

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

MUSIC

Clark Art Institute

Hermitage Piano Trio, 8 p.m., chamber concert of Haydn, Arensky, and Tchaikovsky. Williamstown.

Eagles Big Band

Free concert at Springside Park, 7 p.m. Music of the big band era. Route 7, Pittsfield.

Tanglewood

Chamber Music, 2:30 p.m., Ozawa Hall; Chamber Music, 5 p.m., Ozawa Hall; Tanglewood on Parade, 8:30 p.m., Shed; fireworks will follow the concert. Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The North Pool," 7:30 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

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.

Shakespeare & Company

"Cassandra Speaks," 3 p.m.; Tuesday talk about "Cassandra Speaks," 5 p.m.; "The Tempest," 7:30 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," 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, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

WRITING

The Mount

"The Age of Desire: the Love Affair That Transformed Edith Wharton's World," 5 p.m. Novelist Jennie Fields reads from her ew book, a fictional glimpse into Wharton's life, introduced by Irene Goldman-Price, Wharton scholar and editor of "My Dear Governess: The Letters of Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann." Lenox.

Wednesday

August 8

COMMUNITY

Ventfort Hall

Tea and Talk, Francis Marrone: "The New York Public Library," followed by a Victorian Tea and book signing, 4 p.m. $16 non-member, $14 member. Lenox.

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., Becket.

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

Bennington Chamber Music

Free concert, works by Beethoven, Nielsen and Bedrich Smetana, 8 p.m., Greenwall Auditorium at Bennington College, Bennington, Vt.

Berkshire Fringe

:30 Live! free music series, 6 p.m. highlighting sonic innovators from the Northeast. Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

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.

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

Kevin Collins, free astronomy talk, 6 p.m. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

Mass Audubon

Evening at the Beaver Ponds, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Search for beavers and other kinds of wildlife that are attracted by the series of ponds that the beavers have created. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to change our landscape 80 years after their reintroduction. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The North Pool," 7:30 p.m., Stage 2, 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 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

‘Edith,' President Wilson's wife holds the country together in 1919, 7 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. ‘Homestead Crossing,' young lovers shelter with an older couple, 7 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

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

Shakespeare & Company

"The Tempest" with Q&A, 2 p.m.; Studio series presents new work, staged reading of "A Moon for the Misbegotten," 5 p.m.; "King Lear," 7:30 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," 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.