Thursday

June 14

ART

Berkshire Museum

Opening reception for "The Big Picture: Berkshire Museum Camera Club 75th Anniversary Exhibition," 5 to 7 p.m. Since 1937, photographers from novices to experts have learned from BMCC. Pittsfield.

Clark Art Institute

"Looking at Lunchtime," Clark look at their favorite works in the permanent collection: Michael Cassin, director, 12:30 p.m. Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Museum

PechaKucha Pittsfield #2 -- an array of presentations, 20 images in 20 minutes. Refreshments provided by Wandering Star Craft Brewery. 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Spencertown Academy

"Twilight in the Garden" cocktail party, 6 p.m., benefiting Spencertown Academy Arts Center and its arts-in-education programs in local schools, at a private Columbia County home. (518) 392-3693.

Thursday Night Out

Community festival: Fairview Hospital Survival Kit scavenger hunt, food, shops open late, 6 to 8 p.m., downtown Great Barrington.

HISTORY

Hancock Shaker Village

Hand-Cut Dovetail Workshop with Steve Grasselli, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pittsfield.

OUTDOORS

The Mount

"Practical Gardening with Exceptional Results," 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with garden experts Naomi Brooks, Karen Bussolini, Heather Poire, and Kerry Ann Mendez. Tickets include four talks, lunch, afternoon tea and admission to the house and gardens. Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Fiddler on the Roof," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

New Stage Performing Arts Center

"Death and the Maiden" by Ariel Dorfman, a psychological thriller about a woman convinced her husband's new friend tortured her years before and is now ready to pay him back, 8 p.m., tickets $20. Pittsfield.

WRITING

Bloomsday

Leading up to Bloomsday celebration on June 16, weekly readings of chapters from James Joyce's "Ulysses," 7:30 p.m., to read and discuss the book and the event. Williamstown. Details on Facebook at "Bloomsday in Williamstown" and email at BloomsdayinWilliamstown@gmail.com.

Friday

June 15

ART

Becket Arts Center

Hilltown 6, ceramics, and Al Bukszpan, watercolors: Gallery artists reception 5 to 7 p.m. Exhibit open Friday to Monday, noon to 4 p.m., to July 2. Becket.

Clark Art Institute

Summer Opening Party benefit event, 7 p.m., celebrating the opening of the Clark's summer exhibition, "Unearthed" and "Through Shên-kan," with live music. Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Cocktails in Great Gardens: Rachel and Adam Albright, 5 to 7 p.m. Private gardens in the warm evening light. Richmond.

Stockbridge Library

150th anniversary gala with live music, food and live auction, to benefit the library and archives. 46 Main St., Stockbridge, (413) 298-5501.

MUSIC

Celebration of Jewish Music

Choral music presented as part of "Shabbat Across the Berkshires," by The Cantilena Singers under the direction of Andrea Goodman with featured soloist Robert Scherr, festival co-director. 7:30 p.m. Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington. Free.

Guthrie Center

Meg Hutchinson award-winning songwriter with haunting melodies: Troubador folk series. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8. Great Barrington.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Fiddler on the Roof," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

New Stage Performing Arts Center

"Death and the Maiden" by Ariel Dorfman, 8 p.m., tickets $20. Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Allergist's Wife," a once vivacious woman rediscovers flamboyance, opening night, 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Saturday

June 16

ART

Clark Art Institute

"Who Does she Think She Is?" 2 p.m. Free film series examines the challenges female artists face. Williamstown.

Spencertown Academy

"The art and craft of the garden," 9 a.m. talk by Dan Benarcik, horticulturalist at Chanticleer and instructor at the Longwood Gardens, on artistic elements, found artifacts and ornamental containers. Spencertown, N.Y.

COMMUNITY

Otis Celebration Day

Pancake Breakfast; all-day entertainment and games for children of all ages, including Petting Zoo and Inflatable Park; Dog Show; Third Annual Talent Show; Boy Scout burger and hot dog sale; Zumbathon; square dancing with caller Cliff Brodeur and the Housatonic Philharmonic; Taste of Otis and Beer Garden; shakin' samba with Berkshire Bateria; country and western swing with Dooley Austin Band; Pajama Party with movie "Wall-E" and babysitting (for children 3 to 11 years old). 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Otis Town Hall in Otis. (413) 822-7343.

Spencertown Academy

Garden Market on the Green: More than 20 vendors selling garden furniture, accessories, books and plants. Master gardeners will also be on hand to offer advice, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Spencertown Village Green, 790 State Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Season opening gala with performance by CIRCA from Australia and world premiere by Ballet program dancers at the Pillow School. 2012 Dance Award, dinner and live auction, dance party with live band. Becket.

Lenox Contradance

Live music by The Emulsifiers: Eric Buddington and Amy Cann fiddles, Tony Pisano guitar and accordion, Joe Depaolo drums. Calling by Jon Greene. 8 to11:30 p.m. Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., (413) 528-4007, www.lenoxcontradance.org.

KID STUFF

Mass MoCA

The Jimmies, family concert of catchy and hilarious songs, 11:30 a.m. North Adams.

MUSIC

Aston Magna Music Festival

"Music of Three Bachs and Villa-Lobos," 6 p.m. Dominique Labelle, soprano; Daniel Stepner and Nancy Wilson, violin; David Miller, viola; Loretta O'Sullivan, violoncello; Anne Trout, bass; and Catherine Liddell, theorbo. Pre-concert talk an hour before all concerts. Daniel Arts Center at Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington.

Berkshire Music School

Pianist Gabriella Makuc in free high school senior recital, 3 p.m. Free.

Guthrie Center

Dan Bern, authentic wit: Troubador folk series. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8. Great Barrington.

PS/21

7th Annual Paul Grunberg Memorial Bach Concert, 7:30 p.m. Yehuda Hanani, cello, and Emma Tahmizian, piano, perform all-Bach program of viola da gamba sonatas, French Suite and unaccompanied cello suite. Chatham, N.Y.

Tannery Pond Concerts

The Tokyo String Quartet: Martin Beaver, violin; Kikuei Ikeda, violin; Kazuhide Isomura, viola; Clive Greensmith, cello, 7 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

OUTDOORS

Bidwell House Museum

Forest Management and Forest Health, a talk and walk with Tom Ryan, Southern Berkshire Service Forester, Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation. Learn about strategies of forest management and preservation. Of interest to anyone considering forest management plans or who would like to find out about current approaches to forestry. Tour forest lots in various stages of re-growth as well as a recently harvested section. 10 a.m. Monterey.

Mass Audubon

"Chirps, Cheeps, and Warbles -- Birding by Ear," 9 to 11 a.m., Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox.

Notchview Reservation

"Fern, Wildflower and Tree" walk, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Explore the sub-boreal highland forests of Windsor on this moderate trek and get familiar with woodland ferns, high elevation trees and shrubs and wildflowers. Hike supported in part by a grant from the Windsor Cultural Council; free for Windsor residents and TTOR members; donation requested from others. aimee@gaiaroots.com.

Spencertown Academy

Hidden Gardens: 8th Annual tour of Columbia County gardens, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. (518) 392-3693

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Fiddler on the Roof," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

New Stage Performing Arts Center

"Death and the Maiden" by Ariel Dorfman, 8 p.m., tickets $20. Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

"Cassandra Speaks," 8:30 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," 3 p.m.; "King Lear" set in 1906 Russia, preview, 7:30 p.m. Lenox.

WRITING

Bloomsday

International Celebration of James Joyce's "Ulysses," community readings around Williamstown at a roof-top, a cemetery, a pub and other places mirroring those in the book. At lunch, music of James Joyce. Day begins at 8 a.m. with Chapter One, the Telemachus episode, on the roof of 63 Spring St.; meet at the Purple Pub. All are welcome to come and go any time throughout the day. Ends at 7:30 p.m. in the Barn at 1401 Green River Road. Full schedule: Bloomsday in Williamstown on Facebook or BloomsdayinWilliamstown@gmail.com.

Steepletop

Free readings of new poetry from the Steepletop Poetry Workshop and get our new collection: Zephyrs #5, 6:30 p.m., McDaris Fine Art Gallery 645 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y.

Sunday

June 17

ART

Clark Art Institute

Opening free lecture, "Unearthed: Recent Archaeological Discoveries from Northern China," 3 p.m., with Annette L. Juliano, Professor of Asian Art and History in the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media at Rutgers University-Newark, and guest curator of "Unearthed: Recent Archaeological Discovers from Northern China." Williamstown.

MUSIC

Celebration of Jewish Music

Klezmer concert, 3 p.m. Tickets, $12. Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams.

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.

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

Presentation of the Evolution of Fishing with Fred Moran (Exhibition and Demonstration of antique Fly Rods and Reels from Dame Julianna Berniers to the present), 3 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Fiddler on the Roof," 5 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

New Stage Performing Arts Center

"Death and the Maiden" by Ariel Dorfman, 3 p.m., tickets $20. Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

"Cassandra Speaks," 3 p.m.; "King Lear" set in 1906 Russia, preview, 7:30 p.m. Lenox.

Monday

June 18

MUSIC

Congregation Knesset Israel

"The Jewish Composer and the Hollywood Musical" with N.Y.C. film historian and author Phillip Harwood on George and Ira Gershwin, 7:30 p.m., Pittsfield.

OUTDOORS

Clark Art Institute

Yoga at Stone Hill Center, 11 a.m.: free yoga class for all on the terrace, weather permitting. Mats and props will be available. Williamstown.

Sandisfield 250th summer

Bob's Way Dog Hike with the Berkshire Natural Resources Council, 9 a.m. Hike for well-behaved, socialized dogs under voice control. www.sandisfield.info.

Tuesday

June 19

COMMUNITY

Ventfort Hall

Tea and Talk, Donald Linebaugh: "Springfield Gas Machine: Illuminating Industry and Leisure: 1860-1920," followed by a Victorian Tea and book signing, 4 p.m., $16 non-member, $14 member. Lenox.

MUSIC

Eagles Band

Free concert at Springside Park, 7 p.m. "An All-American Celebration" with "76 Trombones," "Civil War Suite," "Fantasy on American Sailing Songs" and "Fugue on Yankee Doodle." Route 7, Pittsfield. www.eaglesband.org.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

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

Wednesday

June 20

COMMUNITY

Guthrie Center

Circle of Sound -- Global sound meditation In Honor of the Summer Solstice, 7 p.m. Bring a drum, a bowl or a voice to join in the making of sound, or come to meditate on joy, acceptance and compassion. Great Barrington.

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

"Bread and Torah: A Celebration of Learning and Living Judaism," 9:30 a.m. Day of learning: help to create a Torah scroll-in-progress and learn how to bake chocolate babka. Great Barrington.

Naumkeag

Community Day at Gilded-age estate, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. House garden and dairy barn tours, demonstrations and workshops, all free. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. (413) 298-3239.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Mimulus, Brazilian blend of Samba and contemporary dance, 8 p.m.; Circa, Australian daredevil acrobatics, 8:15 p.m.; Free performance on Inside/Out stage 6:15 p.m. Becket.

MUSIC

Bascom Lodge

Berkshire Highlanders bagpipes, 6 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

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.

The Mount

Wharton on Wednesdays begins, 5 p.m.: Professional actors present readings of Wharton's works on the terrace weekly to Sept. 5. Lenox.

Shakespeare & Company

"Parasite Drag," dark comedy between estranged brothers, preview 8:30 p.m. Lenox.