Thursday

July 26

ART

Downstreet Art

Free community celebration. Wide variety of visual and performing art events. Galleries, restaurants and stores stay open late, 6 to 9 p.m. Downtown North Adams. (413) 664-8718.

MCLA Gallery 51

Sean Riley : "I'll Meet You In the Middle of the Air," opening reception 6 to 9 p.m. Riley's latest fabric works act as monuments and memorials, commemorating the passing of time that adds up to a life lived. Quilt series and new embroidered works on denim led to a series of drawings and paintings. Show runs to Aug. 26. North Adams.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Black Pearl" movie night, 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: "Asco: Elite of the Obscure, 1972-1987," 2 p.m. with Kathryn Price, Curator of Special Projects. Creating art by any means necessary -- often using their bodies and guerilla tactics -- Asco merged activism and performance and, in doing so, pushed the boundaries of what Chicano art might encompass. 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.


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Thursday Night Out

Community festival: Great Barrington Historical Society's ice cream social, food, shops open late, 6 to 8 p.m., downtown Great Barrington.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Bill T. Jones, new work inspired by John Cage, 8 p.m.; Jessica Lang, lyrical ballet company debut, 8:15 p.m.; free performance on Inside/Out stage, 6:30 p.m., Pillow tour 5:30 p.m., Becket.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Paul Taylor Dance Company performs "Aureole," "Troilus and Cressida (reduced)," "The Uncommitted," and "Mercuric Tidings," 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage Company

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

The Mount

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

MUSIC

Adams Concert

Local musicians live 7 p.m., arts and crafts exhibit, 5:30 p.m. to dusk. Adams Town Common. Free

Tanglewood

Gerhard Oppitz, piano, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

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

Berkshire Fringe

"Yelling at Bananas in Whole Foods," 7 p.m.: After a chance meeting with a ‘90s health guru at a smoothie shack, Dan Bernitt radically changes his relationship with the food he consumes. Pi¢k Your Own Pri¢e opening night. "Dark: An End of the World Play with Music and an Exercise Bike," 9 p.m.: One family tries to survive in a mountaintop cabin. Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘A Thousand Clowns,' a boy and his comedian uncle fight to stay together, 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. ‘A Class Act,' musical looks behind the scenes, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

"The Swan," by Elizabeth Egloff, a recounting of the adventures of Dora Hand, a Nebraska prairiewoman whose life is turned upside-down by a swan that crashes into her window, 2 and 8 p.m. Chester.

Clark Art Institute

"Frankenstein," London's National Theatre: Live in HD, 4 p.m. Williamstown.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Allergist's Wife," once-vivacious woman rediscovers flamboyance, 3 p.m. "The Tempest" with Olympia Dukakis as Prospero, preview 7:30 p.m.; "Cassandra Speaks," portrayal of iconic journalist Dorothy Thompson," 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

"Far from Heaven," suburban wife's secret desires explode, 7:30 p.m., Main Stage; "Elephant Man," from a desperate existence in a Victorian freak show to the toast of London high society, 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center; "Valley of Fear," free theatre: adaptation of Sherock Holmes mystery, 7 p.m., Poker Flats field; cabaret, 10:30 p.m. in Goodrich Hall, Williams College, Williamstown.

Friday

July 27

COMMUNITY

Sandisfield 250th summer

Sandisfield celebrates its anniversary all weekend. Historical Encampment with the Lebanon Militia at Carr Field, Route 57. "Rascals & Others" Play at the Sandisfield Arts Center, 7 p.m. www.sandisfield.info

Williamstown Rural Lands

Ice Cream Social and Summer open house at Sheep Hill, 2 to 4 p.m.: crafts and activities for children, a guided hike, and local ice cream served with seasonal fruits. Visitors will be welcome to visit the barns and exhibits and walk the trails through the summer meadow. Williamstown.

ART

Becket Arts Center

Linda Clayton, oils, and Charles Steinhacker, photographs: Gallery artists reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Exhibit open Friday to Monday, noon to 4 p.m., through Aug. 13. Becket.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Arts Educator Weekend begins. Bill T. Jones, new work inspired by John Cage, 8 p.m.; Jessica Lang, lyrical ballet company debut, 8:15 p.m.; free performance on Inside/Out stage, 6:30 p.m. and free Pillowtalk 5 p.m., Becket.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Paul Taylor Dance Company performs "Gossamer Gallants," "Syzygy" and "Esplanade," 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

FILM

Adams Movie Night

Featuring "The Smurfs," movie starts at dusk. Adams Town Hall Lawn. Free.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage Company

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

The Mount

"Pinocchio" by Berkshire Theatre Group, 4 p.m., Lenox.

MUSIC

Eagles Band

Concert at Spectrum Playhouse, 7 p.m. "76 Trombones," "Civil War Suite," "Fantasy on American Sailing Songs," "Fugue on Yankee Doodle," "Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis," "The Rose, Thistle, and Shamrock," Irving Berlin showstoppers, themes from movies, "Sounds of Simon & Garfunkle" and a blistering trombone piece called "Rolling Thunder." 20 Franklin St., Lee.

Guthrie Center

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

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Works from Moravia, America, France, Asia and Bohemia, 7 p.m. Dvorak: John Cage, Chausson and Griffe. Anne Koscielny and Estela Olevsky, piano; Eileen Ruby, mezzo-soprano; the Bahn Quartet: Alicia Casey, Benjamin Van Vliet, violin; Hannah Van der Swaagh, viola; and Nicole Fizznoglia, cello. Charlemont.

Spencertown Academy

Twilight Chamber Music: Columbia Chamber Players, 6 p.m. Concert with Lincoln Mayorga (piano), Maria Ferrante (soprano), and Akal Dev Sharonne (flute). Spencertown, N.Y.

Tanglewood

Prelude Concert, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; panel discussion with Martin Bookspan and guest artists, 7:15 p.m., Shed; Boston Univeristy Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Wind Ensemble, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall; The Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Memorial Concert, 8:30 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Mass Audubon

"Twilight World of Bats," 7 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

Barrington Stage Company

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

Berkshire Fringe

"Riot: An Epic Tale of Greed, Lust and Cheap Sofas," 6 p.m: Pi¢k Your Own Pri¢e Opening Night. "Dark: An End of the World Play with Music and an Exercise Bike," 7:30 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

‘A Thousand Clowns,' a boy and his comedian uncle fight to stay together, 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. ‘A Class Act,' musical looks behind the scenes, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

"The Swan," by Elizabeth Egloff, 8 p.m. Chester.

Shakespeare & Company

Riotous Youth, kids and teens preform with Shakespeare exuberance, 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon; "Cassandra Speaks," 3 p.m.; "The Tempest," opening, 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

"Far from Heaven," suburban wife's secret desires explode, 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, ‘62 Center; Fridays@3, new play readings, 3 p.m. on Nikos Stage; "Valley of Fear," free theatre: adaptation of Sherock Holmes mystery, 7 p.m., Poker Flats field; cabaret, 11 p.m. in Goodrich Hall, Williams College, Williamstown.

Saturday

July 28

ART

Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour

Visit eight nationally recognized potters at their studios, with guest artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the hilltowns. Detailed map at www.hilltown6.com.

Otis Arts Festival

More than 50 artists from Berkshire County, Pioneer Valley, Connecticut and Vermont, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ceramics, jewelry, photography, oil and water paintings, local artisan products, and varied quilted and fiber works. Farmington River Elementary School, 555 Main Road, Route. 8. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Moonshine Holler will perform Appalachian fiddling. Free Admission. (413) 269-0220.

Spencertown Academy

"The Collector's Eye: New Work," A gallery exhibition of seven emerging photographers selected by Cathy M. Kaplan, opening with artists, 4 to 6 p.m. Free admission. Spencertown, N.Y.

COMMUNITY

Arrowhead

Polynesian Luau, 7:30 p.m., an island fling with good food and grog. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Fête des Fleurs benefit summer garden party with theme: "Garden on Fire," 5 to 7:30 p.m. Stockbridge.

Pittsfield City Hoopla

Free family-friendly festival celebrating the art of hoola hooping, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Springside Park, 874 North St. (413) 499-9348, www.pittsfieldcityhoopla.org.

Sandisfield 250th summer

Sandisfield celebrates its anniversary all weekend. Historical Encampment with the Lebanon Militia, and Country Fair with crafts, food and children's activities, sack races, pie-eating contest, 3-leg race; opening ceremony with dignitaries and color guard at 9:30 a.m. Housatonic Phiilhrmonic bluegrass, 2:30 p.m.; Carr Field, Route 57. Clam River Ramble with the Berkshire Natural Resources Council, 10 a.m.; meet at the Sandisfield Town Hall Annex for moderate to strenuous hike. Fire Department barbeque and dance, 5 p.m. at the American Legion Pavilion, Route 8. www.sandisfield.info.

West Stockbridge Library

Summer Book Sale, pre-buying from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and regular hours 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free admission. Fiction, non-fiction, children's books, audiobooks and DVDs at the West Stockbridge Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, Route 102, West Stockbridge.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Arts Educator Weekend. Bill T. Jones, new work inspired by John Cage, 2 and 8 p.m.; Jessica Lang, lyrical ballet company debut, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m.; contemporary dancers from Jacobs Pillow school give free performance on Inside/Out stage, 6:30 p.m.; free Pillowfalk at 4 p.m. and tour 5:30 p.m. Becket.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Paul Taylor Dance Company performs "Gossamer Gallants," "Syzygy" and "Esplanade" at 3 p.m. -- "Aureole," "Troilus and Cressida (reduced)," "The Uncommitted," and "Mercuric Tidings" at 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

PS/21

Jamal Jackson Dance Company performs, 8 p.m., connecting African and American cultures in new work: "Footprints from My Head's Rhythm." Chatham, N.Y.

HISTORY

Bidwell House Museum

History Talk: "Colonial English: Old Words and New in 18th Century Massachusetts." Carey McIntosh, Prof. Emeritus of English, explores how the language of the settlers reflects their rural culture and the social changes of the 1700s. Held at 10 a.m. at Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham.

Hancock Shaker Village

Return and Learn: Bascom Lodge -- Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, 2 p.m. Pittsfield.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage Company

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

The Mount

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

MUSIC

Bennington Chamber Music

Free concert, works by Haydn, Maurice Emmanuel, Charles Martin Loeffler and Andrew Norman, 8 p.m., Greenwall Auditorium at Bennington College, Bennington, Vt.

Berkshire Choral Festival

David Hayes, The Philadelphia Orchestra; The Opera Company of Philadelphia; music director, The Philadelphia Singers -- Opera Scenes: Puccini, La Rondine Act II (Italian); Bizet, Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers) Act I (French); Verdi, Aida Act II (Italian), Sheffield.

Guthrie Center

Harpeth Rising: banjo, fiddle, cello and hand drums blend bluegrass, folk and classical, troubador folk series. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8. Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA

Bang on a Can Marathon with Steve Reich, 4 to 10 p.m. Legendary composer returns for a six-hourinnovative concert and gathering of music lovers. More than 50 musicians and composers from around the world offer diverse, openevening. Ticket holders are welcome to come and go as they please and enjoy food and drinks plus ice cream from Lickety Split Café between songs throughout the concert. North Adams.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Works from Moravia, America, France, Asia and Bohemia, 7:30 p.m. Dvorak: John Cage, Chausson and Griffe. Anne Koscielny and Estela Olevsky, piano; Eileen Ruby, mezzo-soprano; the Bahn Quartet: Alicia Casey, Benjamin Van Vliet, violin; Hannah Van der Swaagh, viola; and Nicole Fizznoglia, cello. Charlemont.

Tanglewood

Pre-rehearsal talk, 9:30 a.m., Shed; rehearsal, 10:30 a.m., Shed; Boston Univeristy Tanglewood Institute Young ArtistsOrchestra, 2:30 p.m., Ozawa Hall; Prelude Concert, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; BSO with Charles Dutoit, conductor and Susan Graham, Paul Groves, Sir Willard White and Christopher Feigum, 8:30 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Boreal Forest Ecology Hike

Learn about the unique plants, trees, ferns and wildlife of Massachusetts Boreal Forests found only at higher elevations in the western end of the state on two to three-mile hike, some bushwacking, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Windsor and adjoining conservation lands. (413) 584-3009, www.tamarackhollow.com.

Field Farm

Guided hikes, 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.

THEATER

Adams Visitor Center

Main Street Stage presents "King Stag," King Deramo's search for a queen is complicated by betrayal, mistaken identity, comedy, love and magic in this family-friendly show that features stilts, masks, puppets, music and more. 6 p.m. (Rain date: July 29, 6 p.m.). Free.

Barrington Stage Company

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

Berkshire Fringe

Free community workshop with Dan Bernitt, creator of "Yelling at Bananas in Whole Foods," 1:30 p.m. and "Yelling at Bananas in Whole Foods," 6 p.m.; "Dark: An End of the World Play with Music and an Exercise Bike," 7:30 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

‘A Thousand Clowns,' a boy and his comedian uncle fight to stay together, 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

"The Swan," by Elizabeth Egloff, 8 p.m. Chester.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Tempest," 2 p.m.; "Cassandra Speaks," 3 p.m.; "Tartuffe," Molière comedy, 6:30 p.m.; "King Lear" in 1906 Russia, 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, 4 and 8 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Far from Heaven," suburban wife's secret desires explode, 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; cabaret, 11 p.m. in Goodrich Hall, Williams College, Williamstown.

Sunday

July 29

ART

Clark Art Institute

"Unearthed and Notions of Ethnic Identity in Medieval China," free lecture by Christopher Nugent, associate professor of Chinese at Williams College. 3 p.m., Williamstown.

Community Access to Arts

"I Am a Part of Art," poetry reading and opening reception for CATA's annual art show, 2 to 4 p.m., free. Welles Gallery, Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox.

Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour

Visit eight nationally recognized potters at their studios, with guest artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the hilltowns. Detailed map at www.hilltown6.com.

COMMUNITY

Sandisfield 250th summer

Sandisfield celebrates its anniversary all weekend. Historical Encampment with the Lebanon Militia, and Country Fair with crafts, food and children's activities, sack races, pie-eating contest, 3-leg race, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classic Car Show, Yankee Street Rods, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Carr Field, Route 57. www.sandisfield.info

Susan B. Anthony Pedal and Plod

Traditional biathlon event, starts 8:30 a.m., Adams Town Common.

Williamstown Summer Sundays

Downtown street fair featuring local merchants, eateries, artists and musicians, 2 to 10 p.m., rain or shine. www.summersundayswilliamstown.com.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Arts Educator Weekend. Master class 10 a.m.; Bill T. Jones, new work inspired by John Cage, 2 p.m.; Jessica Lang, lyrical ballet company debut, 2:15 p.m.; film 4:30 p.m., Becket.

PS/21

Jamal Jackson Dance Company performs, 2 p.m., connecting African and American cultures in new work: "Footprints from My Head's Rhythm." Chatham, N.Y.

FILM

Images Cinema

"Sound of Music," Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in pre-World-War-II Salzburg, film outdoors at sundown, top of Spring Street, Williamstown. free and open to all. In case of rain, movies Images 50 Spring St., at 8 p.m. www.imagescinema.org.

MUSIC

Sevenars concerts

Christopher James, cello, 4 p.m., with pianist Robelyn Schrade James. Cellist recently performed with the Mimesis Ensemble in the world premiere of Mohammed Fairouz's "Sumeida's Song" soon after performing with his family at Carnegie Hall. Worthington.

Tanglewood

Chamber Music, 10 a.m., Ozawa Hall; Watch and Play, 1 p.m., Chamber Music Hall; BSO with Charles Dutoit, conductor and Emanuel Ax, piano, 2:30 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage Company

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

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

Aimee Gelinas, Native Nature Slideshow and Summit Stroll at Mount Greylock, free talk, 6 p.m. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

Mass Audubon

Canoe Trip to Upper and Lower Goose Ponds, 8 a.m. to noon with Berkshire Sanctuaries, Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The North Pool," 3 p.m., Stage 2; "All My Sons," 5 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe

"Riot: An Epic Tale of Greed, Lust and Cheap Sofas," 4 p.m. "Dark: An End of the World Play with Music and an Exercise Bike," 6 p.m.; Yelling at Bananas in Whole Foods," 8 p.m. Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Chester Theatre Company

"The Swan," by Elizabeth Egloff, 2 p.m. Chester.

Mettawee River Theatre Company

"Communications from a Cockroach: Archy and the Under Side," free outdoor family performance, 8 p.m., drawn from the "Archy and Mehitabel" sketches, written by noted humorist and poet Don Marquis for his daily column in the New York Sun starting in 1916. Pettingill Field, Cummington. www.mettawee.org.

Shakespeare & Company

Author event with Elizabeth Tierney, 10:30 a.m.; "King Lear," 2 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," 3 p..m.; "Tartuffe," 4 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, 2 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williams College Summer Theatre Lab

"Trade Practices," new theater piece exploring markets, business models and the exploration of theater as a commodity, created by Williams alum David Evans Morris, Kristin Marting and Qui Nguyen, 7:30 p.m. CenterStage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Far from Heaven," suburban wife's secret desires explode, 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

Arrowhead

Join Melville Scholar Dr. Wyn Kelley for a morning of Melville and conversation, 10 a.m. Pittsfield.

Monday

July 30

ART

Bascom Lodge

Matt Belanger artist talk, free, 6 p.m. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

Becket Arts Center

"An Intimate Look at the Lincoln Memorial," 7:30 p.m. with Anne Cathcart, curatorial assistant at Chesterwood, sculptor Daniel Chester French's house and studio. Becket.

COMMUNITY

Susan B. Anthony Street Fair

6 to 9 p.m., Park Street, Adams. Rain date: July 31.

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.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage Company

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

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: cellist Perri Morris and pianist Scott Bailey, music by Mendelssohn, Grutzmacher and Bach. Free. 35 Park St. Williamstown.

Tanglewood

TMC Orchesstra with Charles Dutoit, conductor, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Hello, Gorgeous!" Leslie Kritzer sings Julie Styne, 7 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe

"Yelling at Bananas in Whole Foods," 8 p.m. Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘A Class Act,' musical looks behind the scenes, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

WRITING

The Mount

"Paris Without End: The True Story of Hemingway's First Wife," 4 p.m. Gioia Diliberto untangles the bittersweet and compelling love story of the young Hemingways: their passionate courtship, their family life in Paris with baby Bumby, and their tumultuous relationship. Tea to follow, Lenox.

Tuesday

July 31

ART

Williams College Museum of Art

Gallery Talk, "Beyond the River Styx: The Afterlife of the Ancients," 2 p.m. with Elizabeth Gallerani, Coordinator of Mellon Academic Programs. Travel back in time to ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Learn how these ancient civilizations conceived of the afterlife and how they made preparations for it. Go behind the scenes in the Rose Study Gallery, our object-study classroom, and see objects rarely on view -- including a mummified hand from ancient Egypt. Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

Chabad of the Berkshires

Talk by Howard Kaufman, former CEO and President of KB Toys. Learn the secrets to his successes and his influence on Jewry, from the Berkshires to Israel, 7:30 p.m. Free. RSVP at (413) 499-9899. 450 South St., Pittsfield.

Ventfort Hall

Tea and Talk, Jeremy Goodwin: "The Heiress & The Art Critic: Isabella Stewart Gardner and Bernard Berenson," followed by a Victorian Tea, 4 p.m. $16 non-member, $14 member. Lenox.

KID STUFF

The Mount

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

MUSIC

Clark Art Institute

Ying String Quartet, short works by Chinese-American composers, 8 p.m. Williamstown.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

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

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘A Class Act,' musical looks behind the scenes, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Shakespeare & Company

"Cassandra Speaks," 3 p.m.; Tuesday talk on "The Tempest," 5 p.m.; "The Tempest," 7:30 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," 8:30 p.m.; Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Elephant Man," from a desperate existence in a Victorian freak show to the toast of London high society, 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

Wednesday

August 1

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Hills Hadassah

Chai Tea to benefit Hadassah's Young Judea program. Information: Berkshirehillshadassah@gmail.com

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., Becket.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage Company

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

The Mount

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

MUSIC

Bennington Chamber Music

Free concert, works by Haydn, Darius Milhaud and Dvorak, 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. Bradley Street and Kemp Avenue, North Adams. (413) 664-6180. Free.

Tanglewood

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

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

Leslie Reed-Evans from Williamstown Rural Land, talk about landscaping for wildlife, birds. free, 6 p.m. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

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

Berkshire Fringe

"Yelling at Bananas in Whole Foods," 7 p.m.; "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, 7 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. ‘A Class Act,' musical looks behind the scenes, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

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

Shakespeare & Company

"The Tempest," 2 p.m.; Studio series presents new work, staged reading of "Loose Knit," 5 p.m.; "King Lear" with Q&A, 7:30 p.m.; "Cassandra Speaks," 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; "Elephant Man," from a desperate existence in a Victorian freak show to the toast of London high society, 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

WRITING

Arrowhead

Herman Melville's 193rd birthday -- celebrate with cake and stories, 1 p.m. Re-create "the most famous hike in literary history," 5 to 9:30 p.m. -- the hike up Monument Mountain, where Melville and Hawthorne first met. Meet at the Monument Mountain Parking lot on Route 7. Free and open to the public. Pittsfield.

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.