Thursday

June 21

ART

Frelinghuysen Morris House

"Exploring Color" exhibit opens today with hourly guided tours. Basic principles of color emphasized on the tour and interactive exhibits using digital demonstrations with tablets or silkscreen paper in the Studio. Visitors can digitally or manually manipulate colors in templates of the artworks they have seen. In the early 20th century avant guard Cubist artists in Paris eliminated color from their compositions. The results showed the artists of that generation that color could be a subject in its own right. Lenox.

COMMUNITY

Third Thursdays

Free outdoor street festival, 5 to 8 p.m. North Street closed to vehicle traffic from West Street to Linden Street. (413) 499-9348, discoverpittsfield.com.

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.; Pillow tour, 5:30 p.m. Becket.

OUTDOORS

Williamstown Rural Lands

Celebrate the first day of summer at Sheep Hill, 7:30 p.m. Firefly Hike, campfire and storytelling, with s'mores, and the glittering jewels of the summer meadow. Nature crafts for children before it gets dark, and stories by the fire followed by a walk through the darkening meadow to experience the dazzling firefly show. Williamstown.

MUSIC

Boston Early Music Festival

Handel's "Almira," story of intrigue and romance in the court of the Queen of Castile. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. (413) 528-0100, (617) 868-BEMF, www.bemf.org.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

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

Berkshire Actors Theatre

Preview: "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

‘Puppetmaster of Lodz,' Jewish man escaped from concentration camp creates imagineary world, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Mass MoCA

"Here Lies Love," 8 p.m. Within a throbbing dance club environment of disco beats, adrenalin fueled choreography and a 360-degree scenic and video environment, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim deconstruct Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos's meteoric rise and subsequent descent into infamy. North Adams.

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.

Shakespeare & Company

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

Friday

June 22

ART

Berkshire Carousel

Black and White art show and auction, preview 6 to 8 p.m. Catered by Ye Old Forge and Kelly's. Live auction with Charley Flynt, 8 p.m.: Artwork by classical pony carver Barney Illions and local Berkshire Carousel Artists. Music by Mike Sacco and Friends. Berkshire Carousel Workshop at the Berkshire Mall, Lanesbourgh.

Music & More

"Sculpture on the Green," opening reception 5 to 7 p.m., work by Toby Frank, Joe Wheaton, Robin Tost, Eric Callahan, Ellen Murtaugh and River Kelly. Show runs to July 8. Meeting House Gallery, Route 57, New Marlborough.

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

MUSIC

Boston Early Music Festival

Handel's "Almira," story of intrigue and romance in the court of the Queen of Castile. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. (413) 528-0100, (617) 868-BEMF, www.bemf.org.

Guthrie Center

John Flynn: Troubador folk series. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8. Great Barrington.

Tanglewood

Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, cello, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Mass Audubon

Insect Safari family event, 10 a.m. to noon, Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox.

THEATER

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

Opening night/press night: "Doubt: A Parable," 8 p.m.; opening night party, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m., Crane Room, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘Puppetmaster of Lodz,' Jewish man escaped from concentration camp creates imagineary world, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Mass MoCA

"Here Lies Love," 8 p.m. Within a throbbing dance club environment of disco beats, adrenalin fueled choreography and a 360-degree scenic and video environment, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim deconstruct Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos' meteoric rise and subsequent descent into infamy. North Adams.

New Stage Performing Arts Center

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

Shakespeare & Company

"King Lear" in 1906 Russia, preview 7:30 p.m.; "Parasite Drag," dark comedy between estranged brothers, opening 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Saturday

June 23

ART

Becket Arts Center

Summer Solstice Party, noon to 4 p.m. Drumming with Aimee Gelinas at 12:30 p.m., pot luck and silent auction. Becket.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

"Garden Time: An Exhibition of Objects Employing the Sun," antique and new armillaries, spheres and sundials made of stone, iron, bronze and other metals, opening 5 to 7 p.m. Stockbridge.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Becoming an Artist: John Sloan, the Ashcan School, and Popular Illustration," 5:30 p.m. Narrative artworks inspired by urban life in the early 20th century. Stockbridge.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Mimulus, Brazilian blend of Samba and contemporary dance, 2 and 8 p.m.; Circa, Australian daredevil acrobatics, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m.; Pillow school ballet students perform free performance on Inside/Out stage 6:15 p.m. Pillow tour, 5:30 p.m.; free Pillowtalk, 4 p.m. Becket.

HISTORY

Hancock Shaker Village

Photographing The City of Peace with Ben Garver,10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; HDR Photography Workshop with Fred LeBlanc, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Aston Magna Music Festival

"Gran Partita," 6 p.m. Clarinetist Eric Hoeprich and oboist Stephen Hammer in a program of Viennese classicism: Mozart and a clarinet quartet by Czech composer Franz Krommer. Pre-concert talk an hour before all concerts. Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Music School

High School Seniors in free recital, 4 p.m. Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Boston Early Music Festival

Handel's "Almira," story of intrigue and romance in the court of the Queen of Castile. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. (413) 528-0100, (617) 868-BEMF, www.bemf.org.

Guthrie Center

Work O'The Weavers: Troubador folk series. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8. Great Barrington.

Tanglewood

Diana Krall, 7 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

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.

Lee Garden Tour

"Gardens, grounds and farms" -- visit six unique and select Lee properties, noon to 3:30 p.m. Tickets available at Clark's Nursery, Karen Keenen Gifts and the Lee Information Booth, or (413)243-1705. Event to benefit the Lee Hanging Flower Basket Fund.

Mass Audubon

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

Sheffield Library

Wingmasters program, Massachusetts wildlife rehabilitators with live birds of prey and raptor-related artifacts from around the world. 1 p.m., to kick off summer reading program. 48 Main St., Sheffield. (413) 229-7004.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

2012 Season Gala, 4 p.m., a performance of Fiddler on the Roof followed by dinner, dancing and auction. Mainstage; Dr. Ruth, All The Way, 7:30 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Actors Theatre

"Doubt: A Parable," 8 p.m., Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘Puppetmaster of Lodz,' Jewish man escaped from concentration camp creates imagineary world, 2 and 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Mass MoCA

"Here Lies Love," 3 and 8 p.m. Within a throbbing dance club environment of disco beats, adrenaline-fueled choreography and a 360-degree scenic and video environment, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim deconstruct Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos's meteoric rise and subsequent descent into infamy. North Adams.

New Stage Performing Arts Center

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

PS/21

Improv Café: Improvisations by OffLeash, 7:30 p.m. Walking the dog Theater's improve group. Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

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

WRITING

Sheffield Library

"Poetry read around," share poetry aloud from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Bring original poems or favorites by other poets, and join in a circle to read and hear poetry. 48 Main St., Sheffield. (413) 229-7004.

Steepletop

Free readings of new poetry from the Steepletop Poetry Workshop and get our new collection: Zephyrs #5, 6:30 at the The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St., Lenox. (413) 637-3390.

Stockbridge Library

New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer will read from and discuss her new book, "Summer Breeze," set in the Berkshires, 1 p.m. 46 Main St., Stockbridge, (413) 298-5501.

Sunday

June 24

ART

Berkshire Botanical Garden

"Garden Time: An Exhibition of Objects Employing the Sun," antique and new armillaries, spheres and sundials made of stone, iron, bronze and other metals, on view through Oct. 15. Stockbridge.

Clark Art Institute

Chinese Street Festival Family Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In celebration of "Unearthed" exhibition, Clark campus transforms into a traditional festival. Learn how to write your name in Chinese, join a dragon parade, and feast on delicious Chinese and American street food as well as traditional carnival food. Free admission. Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Food Festival

Featuring cuisine of at least 20 restaurants, micro-brewed beer and wine tasting, eclectic mix of live music and drawings for eatery gift certificates. Noon to 4 p.m. Main Street, North Adams. Information: (413) 664-6180 or tourism@northadams-ma.gov.

Strawberry Festival

Celebrating beautiful local berries. Strawberry shortcake, sundaes, pies, jams and jellies sold to benefit the Stephentown Historical Society. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. under the tent at The Berry Patch, Route 22, Stephentown, N.Y. (518) 733-0010.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Master class, 10 a.m. Mimulus, Brazilian blend of Samba and contemporary dance, 2 p.m.; Circa, Australian daredevil acrobatics, 2:15 p.m.; Becket.

MUSIC

Berkshire Cabaret Presents

"We'll Meet Again: The Songs of Kate Smith," 4 p.m., with Stephanie Blythe, Mezzo-Soprano and Craig Terry, Piano. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Guthrie Center

‘Holy Ground: The Yiddish Connection,' 3 to 5 p.m. with the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires. Nora Guthrie discusses father, Woody, and his Jewish mother-in-law, Yiddish poet Aliza Greenblatt. Photographs, music, excerpts from the Klezmatics, and writings and artwork. Great Barrington.

Park McCullough House

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

Tanglewood

Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, cello, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. 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.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

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

Berkshire Actors Theatre

"Doubt: A Parable," 5 p.m., Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Playwrights Lab

New York University Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program's "Berkshire Musical Theatre Lab," 2 p.m. Staged excerpts of new musicals. Bard College at Simon's Rock Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-2544, www.berkshireplaywrightslab.org.

Mass MoCA

"Here Lies Love," 3 p.m. Within a throbbing dance club environment of disco beats, adrenalin fueled choreography and a 360-degree scenic and video environment, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim deconstruct Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos's meteoric rise and subsequent descent into infamy. North Adams.

New Stage Performing Arts Center

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

PS/21

Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express with Patrick Farrell, accordion, 2 p.m. An afternoon of lively on klezmer fiddle. Introduced by Seth Rogovoy. Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

"King Lear" in 1906 Russia, 2 p.m.; "Cassandra Speaks," 3 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Monday

June 25

ART

Chesterwood

An Evening with Annie Leibovitz, 7 p.m., with an artist's talk: "Pilgrimage." Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Children's Art Gala

Children's pony art from art Berkshire Carousel art classes, 1 to 3 p.m. Berkshire Carousel Workshop at the Berkshire Mall, Lanesborough

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.

THEATER

Berkshire Theatre Group

‘Puppetmaster of Lodz,' Jewish man escaped from concentration camp creates imagineary world, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Tuesday

June 26

COMMUNITY

Ventfort Hall

Tea and Talk, Wally Stock: "Music & Voices of the Gilded Age," followed by a Victorian Tea, 4 p.m. Lenox.

FILM

PS/21

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

HISTORY

Hancock Shaker Village

Shaker Soul and Jewish Neshama; a Spiritual Bond Conversation, 7:30 to 9 p.m., held at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Cold Road, Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Colonial Theatre

An Evening with The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 7:30 p.m. New songs and originals; band has played with Bob Weir and Phil Lesh. Pittsfield.

OUTDOORS

Stockbridge Library

Lenox-Stockbridge annual library golf challenge, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stockbridge Golf Club. (413) 298-5501.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

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

Shakespeare & Company

"Parasite Drag," dark comedy between estranged brothers, 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, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

Wednesday

June 27

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Morphoses, Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg directs NYC dancers with Bang on a Can score, 8 p.m.; Kid Pivot, mystery thriller in motion, 8:15 p.m.; free performance on Inside/Out stage 6:15 p.m. Becket.

HISTORY

Bascom Lodge

Barbara Palmer from the Bidwell House talks about its history and other 18th century historic homes of the Berkshires, 6 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

MUSIC

Berkshire Music School

BMS presents free family program, 1 p.m. at Berkshire Athenaeum. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. (413) 442-1411

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 Theatre Group

"Puppetmaster of Lodz," Jewish man escaped from concentration camp creates imagineary world, 7 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Shakespeare & Company

"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.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

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