Thursday

July 5

ART

Housatonic Valley Art League

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

Norman Rockwell Museum

Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Tanglewood Tales" performed by Rob Valella, 5:30 p.m. "Buried Treasures: Perspectives on Pyle" series: Howard Pyle's artworks serve as the inspiration for performances that brings his dynamic images to life. Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

New Stage Performing Arts Center

"The Birth of Pleasure" by Carol Gilligan -- an audiobook release party with actress Normi Noel reading excerpts from the book. Author will be present, hors d'oeuvres and wine, 9 p.m. Pittsfield. Free.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Vertigo Dance, power and athleticism from Israel, 8 p.m.; Leesaar, international ensemble with mystery and illusion, 8:15 p.m.; free performance on Inside/Out stage 6:15 p.m., Pillow tour 5:30 p.m. Becket.

MUSIC

Tanglewood

Opening Exercises with performance by TMC faculty, 2:30 p.m., Ozawa Hall; Emerson String Quartet, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Naumkeag

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

THEATER

Arrowhead

"Melvilles and Morewoods" -- an original play by Voices Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m., about Herman Melville, his family and his descendants. Pittsfield.

Barrington Stage Company

Dr. Ruth, All The Way, 3 and 7:30 p.m., Stage 2; "Fiddler on the Roof," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Actors Theatre

"Doubt: A Parable," in a 1964 Bronx Catholic school, rules are followed, rules are broken, and the truth is questioned in John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, 8 p.m. Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘A Chorus Line,' hit musical about the lives of performers, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. ‘Puppetmaster of Lodz,' Jewish man escaped from concentration camp creates imagineary world, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

"Animals Out of Paper," by Rajiv Joseph, New England premiere, a wise and richly layered comedy tells the story of Ilana, a world-renowned origami artist, 2 and 8 p.m. Chester.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Allergist's Wife," once-vivacious woman rediscovers flamboyance, 3 p.m.; "Tartuffe," Molière comedy, preview 6 p.m.; "King Lear" in 1906 Russia, 7:30 p.m.; "Cassandra Speaks," portrayal of iconic journalist Dorothy Thompson, 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

"The 39 Steps," an Alfred Hitchcock spy masterpiece with a dash of Monty Python, 8 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"The Importance of Being Ernest," Oscar Wilde's satire -- with gangsters, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Main Stage; "The Blue Deep," mother and daughter seek reconciliation in the Hamptons, with Blythe Danner, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

Friday

July 6

ART

Becket Arts Center

Myroshka Dziuk, photographs, and Robert Koffler, oil painting: Gallery artist reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Exhibit open Friday to Monday, noon to 4 p.m., through July 23. Becket.

Berkshires Arts Festival

Juried show of 200 American artists and artisans from the Berkshires and beyond, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ceramics, painting, jewelry, glass, wood, mixed media, sculpture, fashion and photography. Workshops, demonstrations, live music and children's activities. Ski Butternut, 380 State Rd., Route 23, Great Barrington. (845) 355-2400, berkshiresartsfestival.com.

Berkshire Community College

"Bloom" by Kayla Corby, 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

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

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

"The Confidence-Man," solo show by Berkshire artist Douglas Paisley inspired by Herman Melville's final major novel, "The Confidence-Man," written in Pittsfield. Show opens today at noon. Pittsfield.

COMMUNITY

Wisdom of the Scholars

Rabbis Who Love the Berkshires free talk with Dr. Marc Brettler, co-editor of "The Jewish Annotated New Testament," 10:30 a.m., Chapel of the Church on the Hill, 55 Main St. Lenox. Knesset Israel, (413) 445-4872.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Vertigo Dance, power and athleticism from Israel, 8 p.m.; Leesaar, international ensemble with mystery and illusion, 8:15 p.m.; free performance on Inside/Out stage 6:15 p.m.; free Pillowtalk, 5 p.m. Becket.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

MOMIX, 8 p.m. Moses Pendleton's new work, "Botanica," a multi-media journey through the seasons. Great Barrington.

FILM

Adams Movie Night

Featuring "Dolphin Tale," 6 p.m., Adams Town Hall Lawn. Free.

MUSIC

Guthrie Center

Christine Lavin and Don White: mischief and comedy, troubador folk series: Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8. Great Barrington.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

"Tribute to Kreisler, Gottschalk, Mozart, for Abba," 7 p.m. Maria Ferrante, soprano; Estela Olevsky, piano; Masako Yanagita, and Joel Pitchon, violin; Ronald Gorevic, and Peggy McAdams,viola; and Volcy Pelletier, cello. Charlemont.

Tanglewood

Prelude Concert with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; panel discussion with moderator Martin Bookspan and guest artists, 7:15 p.m., Shed; Opening Night at Tanglewood with Boston Symphony Orchestra and Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor, 8:30 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Mass Audubon

"Twilight World of Bats," 7:30 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

"Melvilles and Morewoods" -- an original play by Voices Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m., about Herman Melville, his family and his descendants. Pittsfield.

Barrington Stage Company

"Fiddler on the Roof," 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage; Dr. Ruth, All The Way, 7:30 p.m., Stage 2; The Niko Songbook, 9:30 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘A Chorus Line,' hit musical about the lives of performers, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. ‘Puppetmaster of Lodz,' Jewish man escaped from concentration camp creates imagineary world, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

"Animals Out of Paper," by Rajiv Joseph, New England premiere, 8 p.m. Chester.

Shakespeare & Company

"Cassandra Speaks," 3 p.m.; "Tartuffe," preview 6 p.m.; Dibble Dance, love stories and tribute to longtime members, 7:30 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

"The 39 Steps," an Alfred Hitchcock spy masterpiece with a dash of Monty Python, 8 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Ventfort Hall

"Clara," one-act, one-woman play tells story of Clara Schumann, mother of eight, world-renown concert pianist and composer, and beloved friend of Johannes Brahms. Written and directed by Mary Guzzy, starring Sarah Jeanette Taylor. Opening night, 7 p.m. Reception to follow. Tickets, $40. Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"The Importance of Being Ernest," Oscar Wilde's satire -- with gangsters, 8 p.m., Main Stage; "The Blue Deep," mother and daughter seek reconciliation in the Hamptons, with Blythe Danner, 8 p.m., Nikos Stage, Fridays@3 new play readings, 3 p.m., ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

Saturday

July 7

ART

Becket Arts Center

Pinhole Cameras with Myrosha Dziuk, photography for ages 9 to16, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Becket.

Berkshires Arts Festival

Juried show of 200 American artists and artisans from the Berkshires and beyond, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ceramics, painting, jewelry, glass, wood, mixed media, sculpture, fashion and photography. Workshops, demonstrations, live music and children's activities. Ski Butternut, 380 State Rd., Route 23, Great Barrington. (845) 355-2400, berkshiresartsfestival.com.

Chesterwood

Sculpture Demonstrations at the Studio, Marc Mellon, portrait sculptor, 1 to 4 p.m., weekends in July at the house and studio of Daniel Chester French, scultptor of Lincoln Memorial, Stockbridge.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Sports! A Norman Rockwell Summer Celebration," family festival and exhibit opening, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. day of performances, talks, games, memorabilia, and golf on museum's "putting green" inspired by Rockwell's images of athletic pursuits, from baseball, basketball and football to bicycle riding and fishing. Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

Township No. 1 Day

A community celebration of Tyringham and Monterey history with Bidwell House Museum. Live music by local musicians, children's activities, baking contest, historic craft demonstrations, author talk by local historian Bernard Drew, and more. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Monterey. Schedule at www.bidwellhousemuseum.org or call (413) 528-6888.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Vertigo Dance, power and athleticism from Israel, 2 and 8 p.m.; Leesaar, international ensemble with mystery and illusion, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m.; tap dance students at Pillow school give free performance on Inside/Out stage 6:15 p.m.; Pillow tour at 5:30 p.m. and free Pillowtalk at 4 p.m. Becket.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

MOMIX, 8 p.m. Moses Pendleton's new work, "Botanica," a multi-media journey through the seasons. Great Barrington.

KID STUFF

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.

HISTORY

Hancock Shaker Village

Return and Learn: A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA, 2 p.m. Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Aston Magna Music Festival

Violin Extravaganza," 6 p.m. Stanley Ritchie performs concertos by Vivaldi and Bach. Pre-concert talk an hour before all concerts. Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Guthrie Center

Christine Lavin and Don White: mischief and comedy, troubador folk series: Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8. Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA

Sweet Honey in The Rock in concert, 8 p.m. Rooted in a deeply held commitment to create music out of the rich textures of African American legacy and traditions -- complex sounds of blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, hip-hop, ancient lullabies and jazz improvisation. North Adams.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

"Tribute to Kreisler, Gottschalk, Mozart, for Abba," 7:30 p.m. Maria Ferrante, soprano; Estela Olevsky, piano; Masako Yanagita, and Joel Pitchon, violin; Ronald Gorevic, and Peggy McAdams,viola; and Volcy Pelletier, cello. Charlemont.

Tanglewood

Pre-rehearsal talk, 9:30 a.m., Shed; rehearsal, 10:30 a.m., Shed; Prelude Concert, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; The Evelyn and Samuel Lourie Memorial Concert with Boston Symphony Orchestra, Michael Stern, conductor, Joshua Bell, violin and Edgar Meyer, double bass, 8:30 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

THEATER

Arrowhead

"Melvilles and Morewoods" -- an original play by Voices Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m., about Herman Melville, his family and his descendants. Pittsfield.

Barrington Stage Company

"Dr. Ruth, All The Way," 4 and 7:30 p.m., Stage 2; "Fiddler on the Roof," 8 p.m., Mainstage; The Niko Songbook, 9:30 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Actors Theatre

"Four Dogs and a Bone," one floundering film, four inflated egos, and enough secret alliances to make "Survivor" look like childs play, 2 p.m.; "Doubt: A Parable," 8 p.m., Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘A Chorus Line,' hit musical about the lives of performers, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. ‘Puppetmaster of Lodz,' Jewish man escaped from concentration camp creates imagineary world, 2 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

"Animals Out of Paper," by Rajiv Joseph, New England premiere, 8 p.m. Chester.

Shakespeare & Company

"Endurance," 2 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," 3 p.m.; "Tartuffe," opening, 6 p.m.; "King Lear," 7:30 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

"The 39 Steps," an Alfred Hitchcock spy masterpiece with a dash of Monty Python, 4 and 8 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"The Importance of Being Ernest," Oscar Wilde's satire -- with gangsters, 3:30 and 8 p.m., Main Stage; "The Blue Deep," mother and daughter seek reconciliation in the Hamptons, with Blythe Danner, 3:30 and 8 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

Sunday

July 8

ART

Berkshires Arts Festival

Juried show of 200 American artists and artisans from the Berkshires and beyond, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ceramics, painting, jewelry, glass, wood, mixed media, sculpture, fashion and photography. Workshops, demonstrations, live music and children's activities. Ski Butternut, 380 State Rd., Route 23, Great Barrington. (845) 355-2400, berkshiresartsfestival.com.

Chesterwood

Sculpture Demonstrations at the Studio, Marc Mellon, portrait sculptor, 1 to 4 p.m., weekends in July at the house and studio of Daniel Chester French, scultptor of Lincoln Memorial, Stockbridge.

Clark Art Institute

"Digging the Ancient Maya," free lecture by Stephen Houston, MacArthur Fellow and Dupee Family Professor of Social Science at Brown University. 3 p.m., Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

Williamstown Summer Sundays

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

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Vertigo Dance, power and athleticism from Israel, 2 p.m.; Leesaar, international ensemble with mystery and illusion, 2:15 p.m. Master class, 10 a.m. Becket.

FILM

Images Cinema

"To Catch a Thief," Cary Grant and Grace Kelly comedy 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

Park McCullough House

Chamber Music From Salem, N.Y., 4 p.m. Concerts in the Carriage Barn, North Bennington, Vt.

Sevenars concerts

Traditional family concert, 4 p.m. Three generations of Schrade/James family musicians. Worthington.

Tanglewood

Chamber Music, 10 a.m., Ozawa Hall; Chamber Music Hall Watch and Play, 1 p.m.; The Allen P. Harris Concert with Boston Pops Orchestra, Keih Lockhart, conductor and Bernadette Peters, vocalist, 2:30 p.m., Shed; Vocal Prelude, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; The Phyllis and Lee Coffey Memorial Concert with TMC Orchestra, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor and TMC Conducting Fellows, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

How to Fish a Stream with Fred Moran. Stream Structure and Insect Entomology, free, 3 p.m. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

Mountain Meadow

"Discovering Butterflies," 1 to 3 p.m. Meet at lower Mountain Meadow parking lot for this walk searching for butterflies with naturalist Pam Weatherbee. Free to all. (413) 532-1631, ext.10 or www.thetrustees.org.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

Dr. Ruth, All The Way, 3 p.m., Stage 2; "Fiddler on the Roof," 5 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Actors Theatre

"Doubt: A Parable," 5 p.m., with talk-back with the cast to follow at 7 p.m., Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘A Chorus Line,' hit musical about the lives of performers, 2 p.m. Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Chester Theatre Company

"Animals Out of Paper," by Rajiv Joseph, New England premiere, 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. Park-McCullough House lawn, North Bennington, Vt. www.mettawee.org.

Shakespeare & Company

Author event with Robert Strassler, 10:30 a.m.; "King Lear," 2 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," 3 p.m.; "Cassandra Speaks," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Theater Barn

"The 39 Steps," an Alfred Hitchcock spy masterpiece with a dash of Monty Python, 2 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"The Importance of Being Ernest," Oscar Wilde's satire -- with gangsters, 2 p.m., Main Stage; "The Blue Deep," mother and daughter seek reconciliation in the Hamptons, with Blythe Danner, 2 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

WRITING

Bascom Lodge

Orion Magazine issue launch and talk with authors, free, 6 p.m. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

Robert Frost Stone House

"Frost's Summer Poems" with Peter Gilbert, executive director of the Vermont Humanities Council and executor of the Frost estate. "Sunday Afternoons with Robert Frost" talk, 2 p.m., free.

Steepletop

Connecticut's Free Poets Collective will do a reading "Legendary Women of Poetry," in the Dingle, 4 to 6 p.m. Austerlitz, N.Y.

Monday

July 9

ART

Becket Arts Center

"Hot Spots in the Arts" in Berkshire County: Panel talk with people who have helped develop new creative organiations in 2012, 7:30 p.m. Kristen van Ginhoven, artistic director of WAM Theatre; Nicki Wilson, artistic director of New Stage Performing Arts Center; and Noah Weiss, assistant to the artistic director at Berkshire Theatre Group. Jeff Borak, Arts and entertainment editor / theatre critic at The Berkshire Eagle, will moderate the discussion. Becket.

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

"Mountains of the Moon," 3 p.m. Adventures in exploration film series. Williamstown.

HISTORY

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Cob oven built in May hands-on workshop on ancient art of making cob, a versatile and long-lasting building material made of local clay, sand, and straw. Cured oven unveiled today. Stockbridge.

MUSIC

Summer Sing

Gretchen Rueckheim directs a community sing with Michael Clement at the piano. 7:30 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

St. John's Episcopal

Summer Noontime Concert series: cellist David Kealhofer and pianist Scott Bailey perform Dvorak Cello Concerto. Free. 35 Park St. Williamstown.

THEATER

Berkshire Actors Theatre

"Doubt: A Parable," 8 p.m., local night -- discount for Berkshire residents, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘A Chorus Line,' hit musical about the lives of performers, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

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

WRITING

The Mount

‘Edith Wharton and Anna Bahlmann: Companions for 42 Years,' talk with Irene Goldman-Price, editor of ‘My Dear Governess,' the collected, newly-discovered correspondence between Wharton and her mentor, 4 p.m. Tea to follow. Lenox.

Tuesday

July 10

DANCE

Berkshire Museum

Screening of "Raymonda" from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, 7 p.m.: story of the niece of a French countess, betrothed to the knight Jean de Brienne. Pittsfield.

FILM

PS/21

Movie Tuesdays: " Funny Girl," 8:30 p.m. Free admission. Chatham, N.Y.

MUSIC

Clark Art Institute

Misty Blues free outdoor concert, rock and folk songs infused with classic blues sounds, 6 p.m. Barbecue fare will be available for purchase and the galleries will remain open until 6. Williamstown.

Tanglewood

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

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Fiddler on the Roof," 7 p.m., Mainstage; Dr. Ruth, All The Way, 7:30 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘A Chorus Line,' hit musical about the lives of performers, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. ‘A Class Act,' musical looks behind the scenes, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Temple Anshe Amunim

"Disavowing Judaism" play analysis series, 10:30 a.m. Conversation about "God of Vengeance" by Donald Margulies, adapted from the Yiddish play by Sholom Asch, and "Conversations with my Father" by Herb Gardner. Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

Tuesday talk on "King Lear," 5 p.m.; "King Lear," 7:30 p.m.; "Cassandra Speaks," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Wednesday

July 11

ART

Welles Gallery

"Nature's Silent Events," Kathryn Winstanley and Kristin Emerson, watercolor, photography and oil paintings, reception 5 to 7 p.m. at Lenox Library. Lenox.

COMMUNITY

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

Rosalie Gerut, daughter of Holocaust survivors, tells how she transformed the pain of the past into hope for the future. 11:30 a.m., free. Great Barrington.

Ventfort Hall

Tea and Talk, Susanna Reich: "Clara Schumann: Piano Virtuoso," followed by a HI-Victorian Tea and book signing, 4:30 p.m., Lenox.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Tero Saarinan, Shaker-inspired dance, 8 p.m.; From the Horse's Mouth, Men Dander's tribute to Ted Shawn, 8:15 p.m.; free performance on Inside/Out stage 6:15 p.m. Becket.

MUSIC

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.

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

Join internationally acclaimed native Yiddish speaker, vocalist, composer and recording artist Rosalie Gerut for a performance in Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino and English. "Songs of the Jewish Experience," 7:30 a.m., Great Barrington.

Tanglewood

The Caroline and James Taylor Concert with Annie-Sophie Mutter, violin and AndréPrevin, piano, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

Gardens of the Berkshires, Anne Gannon Talks about all things gardens, free, 6 p.m. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

Mass Audubon

Evening at the Beaver Ponds, 7:30 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

"Fiddler on the Roof," 2 and 7 p.m., Mainstage; Dr. Ruth, All The Way, 7:30 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

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

‘A Class Act,' musical looks behind the scenes, 7 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

"Animals Out of Paper," by Rajiv Joseph, New England premiere, 8 p.m. Chester.

Shakespeare & Company

"Endurance," 7:30 p.m., with Q&A; "The Allergist's Wife," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"The Importance of Being Ernest," Oscar Wilde's satire -- with gangsters, 7:30 p.m., Main Stage; "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" by Neil Simon, middle-aged man seeks life, 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.