Thursday

July 12

ART

Berkshire Museum

Opening reception for "Rethink! American Indian Art at Berkshire Museum," 5 to 7 p.m. New exhibition includes the work of contemporary Native American artists as well as historical objects. Pittsfield.

Chesterwood

"The Artist's Home and Studio as Romance and Archive," talk with Dr. Wanda Corn, 7 p.m., at the house and studio of Daniel Chester French, Stockbridge.

Clark Art Institute

"Looking at Lunchtime," Clark look at their favorite works in the permanent collection: Sarah Lees, associate curator of European art, 12:30 p.m. Williamstown.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Howard Pyle as Picturemaker" with illustrator James Gurney, 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

Adams Community Night

Starts 6 p.m., "Terry ala Berry" at 7 p.m. Adams Town Common. Free kids event.

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: Mason library hosts an evening of family movies; food, shops open late, 6 to 8 p.m., downtown Great Barrington.

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., Pillow tour 5 p.m. Becket.

MUSIC

Tanglewood

Sequenia Ensemble for Medieval Music with Benjamin Bagby, director, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. 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, 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. ‘A Class Act,' musical looks behind the scenes, 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.

PS/21

Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard," Walking the Dog Theater, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

"Parasite Drag," dark comedy between divided brothers, 3 p.m.; "Tartuffe," Molière comedy, 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

Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None," 10 eccentric guests on an isolated island for a weekend of death, 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; "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" by Neil Simon, middle-aged man seeks life, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center; Cabaret, 10:30 p.m. in Goodrich Hall, Wiliams College, Williamstown.

Friday

July 13

COMMUNITY

Eagle Street Beach Party and Fiesta

More than 250,000 pounds of sand cover the length of Eagle Street, curb to curb. Family-friendly beach party from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.; adult-oriented fiesta with margaritas on the beach from 7 to 10 p.m. North Adams. Free.

Stockbridge Library

Stockbridge Library book sale, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; preview 9 a.m. to noon. 46 Main St., Stockbridge, (413) 298-5501.

FILM

Adams Movie Night

Featuring "Puss in Boots," movie starts at dusk, Adams Town Hall Lawn. Free.

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

HISTORY

Hancock Shaker Village

Borrowed Light by Tero Saarinen, 4:30 to 9 p.m., held at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Becket.

MUSIC

Guthrie Center

Carrie Newcomer, troubador folk series: Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8. Great Barrington.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

"Bolcom and Morris: A French Connection for Bastille Day," 7 p.m., with Bolcom's "Monsterpieces;" "Chants négresses" and Three Rags-Caprices by Milhaud and songs by Prevert/Kosma, and more, announced from the stage. William Bolcom, composer/piano, and Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano, with guests Julia Belyung and Hanna Ruhl. Charlemont.

Tanglewood

Prelude Concert with Tanglewood Festival Chorus and John Oliver, conductor, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; panel discussion with moderator Martin Bookspan and guest artists, 7:15 p.m., Shed; Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Wind Ensemble, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall; The Stephen and Dorothy Weber Concert with Boston Symphony Orchestra and Anne-Sophie Mutter, conductor and violin, 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

"Fiddler on the Roof," 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage; Dr. Ruth, All The Way, 7:30 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, 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. ‘A Class Act,' musical looks behind the scenes, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

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

PS/21

Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard," Walking the Dog Theater, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

Riotous Youth, young actors perform with Shakespearean exuberance, 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon; "Cassandra Speaks," 3 p.m.; Founder's lecture with Susan Dibble on John Broome, 5 p.m.; "Tartuffe," 6 p.m.; Dibble Dance, love stories and tribute to longtime members, 7:30 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," 8:30 p.m.

Theater Barn

Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None," 10 eccentric guests on an isolated island for a weekend of death, 8 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"The Importance of Being Ernest," Oscar Wilde's satire -- with gangsters, 8 p.m., Main Stage; "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" by Neil Simon, middle-aged man seeks life, 8 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center; cabaret, 11 p.m. in Goodrich Hall, Williams College, Williamstown.

WRITING

West Stockbridge Library

An evening with Jerry Elias, 7 to 9 p.m. Musician and award-winning mystery writer reads from and signing his new Daniel Jacobus mystery, "Death and Transformation." Q &A and Refreshments. West Stockbridge Library, Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, Route 102, West Stockbridge.

Saturday

July 14

ART

Berkshire Museum

"Rethink! American Indian Art at Berkshire Museum," Family Day programs and activities, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. New exhibition includes the work of contemporary Native American artists as well as historical objects. Pittsfield.

Hilltown Arts Festival

Hilltown Artisans Guild show, country fair at the church, food, plein-air artists and silent auction of paintings and handmade art and crafts, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children's games at the school, local musicians at open mic and a cabaret at night at the Historical Society. Green along Route 112, Worthington. staffordnatalie@gmail.com.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Golden Age: Howard Pyle and American Illustration," ar talk with illustrator and educator Murray Tinkelman, 1 p.m., Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

Dalton Circus

Kelly-Miller Circus, 2 and 5:30 p.m. Performers from around the world, with tigers, elephants, dogs and camels. Tickets at Dalton General Store, Greenridge Variety and Dalton CRA. American Legion Field, Route 9, Dalton. (413) 842-5117.

Emily Dickinson Museum

"Creatures of Bliss and Mystery: A Nineteenth-Century Children's Circus," noon to 4 p.m. Annual celebration focuses on Emily Dickinson's love of dogs, with folksinger and storyteller Tim Van Egmond, Henry the Juggler, and author Marty Rhodes Figley reading from her new book, "Emily and Carlo." Free admission. Amherst.

Multicultural BRIDGE

Third annual Cultural Competence and Community Stewardship Awards Ceremony, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Location TBA. Bnenefit celebration with music and dance celebrating our multicultural Berkshires. Guest speakers. 2012 Honorees include: Peter Lafayette of Berkshire Bank Foundation, Reverend Willard Durant of Pittsfield, Crystal Haines of Greylock ABC Program, Jenn Smith of the Berkshire Eagle, Marjorie Cohan of Pittsfield, Ed Domaney of Great Barrington, and Elizabeth Freeman Center with Official Citations & Multicultural BRIDGE awards.

Stockbridge Library

Stockbridge Library book sale, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 46 Main St., Stockbridge, (413) 298-5501.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Tero Saarinan, Shaker-inspired dance, 2 and 8 p.m.; From the Horse's Mouth, Men Dander's tribute to Ted Shawn, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m.; contemporary dance students at Pillow school give free performance on Inside/Out stage 6:15 p.m. Free Pillowtalk 4 p.m. at tour 5:30 p.m., Becket.

Ventfort Hall

Dancin' at the Mansion with live music and refreshments, 7:30 p.m., Lenox.

FILM

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Sing-a-Long-a "Sound of Music," 7 p.m. Classic Julie Andrews film musical in full-screen Technicolor, with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing. Fancy dress is highly recommended. Great Barrington.

HISTORY

Hancock Shaker Village

Return and Learn: Rewriting the Hancock Shaker Village Guidebook, 2 p.m. Pittsfield.

KID STUFF

Mass MoCA

Kids Can Too, 11 a.m.: The faculty and fellows from Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival lead an interactive musical adventure for new music lovers of all ages with a variety of new instruments and sounds. North Adams.

MUSIC

Berkshire Choral Festival

Craig Hella Johnson, founder and artistic director, Conspirare; conductor laureate, Victoria Bach Festival -- Beethoven, Missa Solemnis (Latin). Sheffield.

Green River Festival

World-class folk, rock and popular music on three stages includes Arlo Guthrie and the Guthrie Family Reunion to celebrate Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday; Los Lobos; Ozomatli; Richard Thompson and more. food, crafts, dance and hot air balloon rides. Greenfield Community College, Greenfield.

Guthrie Center

Solo acoustic show by three time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Tom Chapin, troubador folk series: Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8. Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA

Julia Easterlin in concert, 8 p.m.: Versatile singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose looping machine makes her into a virtual one-woman band, layers rich harmonies and adds in percussion, building a song live on stage, track-by-track. North Adams.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

"Bolcom and Morris: A French Connection for Bastille Day," 7:30 p.m., with Bolcom's "Monsterpieces;" "Chants négresses" and Three Rags-Caprices by Milhaud and songs by Prevert/Kosma, and more, announced from the stage. William Bolcom, composer/piano, and Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano, with guests Julia Belyung and Hanna Ruhl. Charlemont.

Otis concerts

Robin O'Herin at Knox Trail Inn Concert Series, free, 7 p.m. Berkshires-based, acoustic blues and gospel musician with a hint of Appalachian mountain music. Bottleneck and finger-style guitar and mountain dulcimer. musical exploration through the Delta and Piedmont regions of the South. Route 23, Otis, (413) 269-4400.

Tanglewood

Pre-rehearsal talk, 9:30 a.m., Shed; rehearsal, 10:30 a.m., Shed; a symposium on music and journalism, 2:30 p.m.; Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra, 2:30 p.m., Ozawa Hall; prelude concert, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; Tanglewood 75th Celebration, 8:30 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

Tannery Pond Concerts

Paul Huang and Jessical Osborne: Paul Huang, violin; Jessica Osborne, piano, 8 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

OUTDOORS

Field Farm

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

Mass Audubon

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

Mount Greylock hike

Deer Hill "Big Trees" hike at Mount Greylock, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: strenuous 3 mile roundtrip hike to Spruce tree included in the top big trees list of Massachusetts old growth. Free. (413) 584-3009, www.tamarackhollow.com.

Pittsfield Garden Tour

Eight hidden gardens, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets available at headquarters: The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield, www.pittsfieldgardentour.org.

Sandisfield 250th summer

Butterfly Walk with Laura Rogers-Castro, 10 a.m. www.sandisfield.info.

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, 4 and 8 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Actors Theatre

"Four Dogs and a Bone," 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, 2 and 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. ‘A Class Act,' musical looks behind the scenes, 2 and 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

"Animals Out of Paper," by Rajiv Joseph, New England premiere, 8 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. Courthouse lawn, Hudson, N.Y. www.mettawee.org.

PS/21

Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard," Walking the Dog Theater, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

"King Lear," 2 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," 3 p.m.; "Tartuffe," 4 p.m.; "Endurance," Antarctic exploration meets Hartford insurance, 7:30 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," once-vivacious woman rediscovers flamboyance, 8:30 p.m.; Lenox.

Theater Barn

Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None," 10 eccentric guests on an isolated island for a weekend of death, 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; "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" by Neil Simon, middle-aged man seeks life, 3:30 and 8 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center; cabaret, 11 p.m. in Goodrich Hall, Williams College, Williamstown.

WRITING

Becket Arts Center

Poetry readings by Jerri Chaplin and David Giannini, 2 p.m., Becket.

Sunday

July 15

COMMUNITY

Bascom Lodge

"Berkshire Grown, stories from the food front: cheese, chocolate, wine and more," free talk, 6 p.m. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

Chabad of the Berkshires

Scotch 101 sampling with four whiskies and sabering of bottles of champagne with Toastmaster International and Scottish comedian Sir Jeremy Bell, 7 p.m. $99. By RSVP only, limited space. At the home of Martin and Estanne Fawer, Stockbridge.

Dalton Circus

Kelly-Miller Circus, 2 and 5 p.m. Performers from around the world, with tigers, elephants, dogs and camels. Tickets at Dalton General Store, Greenridge Variety and Dalton CRA. American Legion Field, Route 9, Dalton. (413) 842-5117.

Polish Picnic

47th annual event. Live music and dancing with "The Rymanowski Brothers" of Albany, N.Y. Raffles, bounce house and games. Polish food available for purchase -- kielbasa, kapusta, golumbki and pierogi -- and picnic fare. Noon to 6 p.m., free. St. Joseph Church, North Street, Pittsfield.

Stockbridge Library

Stockbridge Library book sale, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 46 Main St., Stockbridge, (413) 298-5501.

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

Tero Saarinan, Shaker-inspired dance, 2 p.m.; From the Horse's Mouth, Men Dander's tribute to Ted Shawn, 2:15 p.m.; master class 10 a.m. Becket.

FILM

Images Cinema

"ET," kids rescue a bicycle-flying extra terrestrial, 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.

HISTORY

Hancock Shaker Village

Step Stool Workshop with Steve Grasselli, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Green River Festival

World-class folk, rock and popular music on three stages includes Los Lobos, Ozomatli, Richard Thompson and more. food, crafts, dance and hot air balloon rides. Greenfield Community College, Greenfield.

Park McCullough House

Classical music with Jay Sager and Friends, 4 p.m. Concerts in the Carriage Barn, North Bennington, Vt.

Sevenars concerts

The Romantic Violin, 4 p.m. Kinga Augustyn, violin, and Magdalena Baczewska, piano, music of Wieniawski, Chopin,

Ysaye and Sarasate. 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 Linde Family Concert, 2:30 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Pittsfield Garden Tour

Eight hidden gardens, noon to 4 p.m. Tickets available at headquarters: The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield, www.pittsfieldgardentour.org.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

Dr. Ruth, All The Way, 3 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Actors Theatre

"Four Dogs and a Bone," 5 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.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Freddie Roman hosts Friars Club Comedy Festival, 7 p.m., with stand-up comedians Cory Kahane, Tom Cotter, and Michele Balan. Great Barrington.

PS/21

Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard," Walking the Dog Theater, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

Author event with Simon Winchester, 10:30 a.m.; "Endurance," 2 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," 8:30 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None," 10 eccentric guests on an isolated island for a weekend of death, 2 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williams College Summer Theatre Lab

"100 Days," in-progress presentation of excerpts from a new opera conceived and created by Williams alum Abigail Nessen Bengson and Shaun Bengson, 7:30 p.m. CenterStage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Fellows play, 7 and 11 p.m., directing studio; "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" by Neil Simon, middle-aged man seeks life, 2 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

WRITING

Steepletop

Reading of Millay's 52 sonnet, 1931 masterpiece "Fatal Interview" and George Dillon's 1931 responses from "The Flowering Stone," 4:30 p.m. in the Dingle. Austerlitz, N.Y.

Monday

July 16

ART

Bascom Lodge

Lucy McGillis artist talk, free, 6 p.m. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

IS183

Berkshire Residency Exchange through Aug. 13. Four-week residencies designed for public interaction and cultural engagement. Curated series of community events throughout Berkshire County including artists' talks, open studio hours, and pop-up animation studio, with Noor Al Suwaidi, painter and ArtOmi International artist from United Arab Emirates; Bembol dela Cruz, ArtOmi International artist from the Philippines working in figurative realism and tattoo art; and Dina Noto, IS183 faculty artist and experimental animator. Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

David Makovsky, director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process at The Washington Institute, will speak about the current situation in Israel and the Middle East. 7:30 p.m. Great Barrington.

Williams Thinking

Williams faculty members from the humanities, social sciences, and science and mathematics give 20-minute talks -- on topics from storytelling to sound perception and molecular fossils -- 7 p.m. Ongoing series for all ages gives the community insight into the quality of the intellectual life on campus. A reception with the speakers will follow the event. Free. Paresky Auditorium, Williams College.

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

"Fitzcarraldo," 3 p.m. Adventures in exploration film series. Williamstown.

Old Chatham Quakers

"The Secret Life of Bees," potluck 6 p.m., film 7 p.m. about about mothers and daughters, biological and chosen. Powell House Quaker Conference and Retreat Center, Old Chatham, N.Y. (518) 766-2992. www.oldchathamquakers.org.

MUSIC

Becket Arts Center

"All for a song" with Bobby Sweet, Berkshire singer, guitarist and song-writer, 7:30 p.m. Sweet will perform some of his songs, songwriting and his family's musical history. Becket.

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: violinists Emily Kalish and Jessica Meyer, music by Bach, Prokofiev, Bartok and Leclair. Free. 35 Park St. Williamstown.

Tanglewood

Vocal Prelude, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall; The Daniel Freed and Shirlee Cohen Freed Memorial Concert, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

THEATER

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘A Thousand Clowns,' a boy and his comedian uncle fight to stay together, 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. ‘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.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Fellows play, 7 and 11 p.m., directing studio, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

WRITING

The Mount

"Clover Adams: A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life," 4 p.m. Author Natalie Dykstra introduces a fiercely intelligent Boston Brahmin, married at 28 to the soon-to-be-eminent American historian Henry Adams. Why did Clover, having begun in the spring of 1883 to capture her world vividly through photography, end her life less than three years later by drinking a chemical she used in the darkroom? Tea to follow, Lenox.

Tuesday

July 17

ART

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: "Reflections on a Museum," 2 p.m. on exhibit of unexpected juxtapositions of objects, creating opportunities for new ways of thinking about art and museums. This tour will highlight new developments in the project. Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

Chabad of the Berkshires

"Love and Language" -- Ruth Sidransky, author of the acclaimed memoir "In Silence," tells the story of a normal girl born to deaf parents, 7:30 p.m. Free. 450 South St., Pittsfield.

Ventfort Hall

Tea and Talk, Geriaud Vernam Foster: "Remembering Bellefontaine," followed by a Victorian Tea, 4 p.m. Lenox.

FILM

PS/21

Movie Tuesdays: "Latcho Drom," 8:30 p.m. Free admission. Chatham, N.Y.

MUSIC

Clark Art Institute

Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys, free outdoor concert, Bluegrass band with energy and humor, 6 p.m. Barbecue fare will be available for purchase and the galleries will remain open until 6. Williamstown.

Eagles Band

Free concert at Springside Park, 7 p.m. "Broadway, Hollywood and Beyond" -- Irving Berlin Showstoppers, "Themes from the Movies," "Sounds of Simon & Garfunkle" and a blistering trombone piece called "Rolling Thunder." Route 7, Pittsfield. www.eaglesband.org.

THEATER

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘A Thousand Clowns,' a boy and his comedian uncle fight to stay together, 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. ‘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.

Shakespeare & Company

Tuesday talk on "Parasite Drag," 5 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

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.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" by Neil Simon, middle-aged man seeks life, 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

Wednesday

July 18

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Hong Kong ballet, fine technique and precision, 8 p.m.; Luna Negra, fierce Spanish choreography, 8:15 p.m.; free performance on Inside/Out stage 6:15 p.m. Becket.

HISTORY

Bascom Lodge

Alec Gillman, "Time and Space: the geological history of Mount Greylock," free talk, 6 p.m. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

Naumkeag

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

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.

Tanglewood

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

OUTDOORS

Sandisfield 250th summer

Bob's Way Hike with Amanda L'Etoile from the Berkshire Natural Resources Council at 10 a.m. Bring snacks and water. Wear appropriate footwear. www.sandisfield.info.

THEATER

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘A Thousand Clowns,' a boy and his comedian uncle fight to stay together, 7 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. ‘A Class Act,' musical looks behind the scenes, 7 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

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

Shakespeare & Company

"Cassandra Speaks" with Q&A, 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" by Neil Simon, middle-aged man seeks life, 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, ‘62 Center; "Valley of Fear," free theatre: adaptation of Sherock Holmes mystery, 7 p.m., Poker Flats field, 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.