Thursday

June 7

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Lungs," 3 and 7:30 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

COMMUNITY

Dalton Fair

Mark Fanelli's Traveling Amusement Park, 6 p.m. Midway rides. Tickets at Dalton General Store, Dalton CRA, Greenridge Variety and from Lions Club. American Legion Field, Route 9, Dalton.

Thursday Night Out

Community festival: Gallery Walk, food, shops open late, 6 to 8 p.m., downtown Great Barrington.

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 8

COMMUNITY

Dalton Fair

Mark Fanelli's Traveling Amusement Park, 6 p.m. Midway rides and fireworks. American Legion Field, Route 9, Dalton.

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

"The Delicious and Sometimes Challenging Intersection of Food and Judaism," 7:30 p.m. -- talk on "Jewish Food Choices: Ritual and Ethics Meet" with scholar-in-residence Mary L. Zamore. Free. Great Barrington.

Sheffield Historical Society

Annual General meeting and ice cream social, 7:30 p.m. at Dewey Memorial Hall , Route 7, Sheffield.


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MUSIC

Guthrie Center

The Nields, off-the-hook idiosyncratic and kicking tunes in the Troubador folk series. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8. Great Barrington.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Lungs," 7:30 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

"Cassandra Speaks," portrayal of iconic journalist Dorothy Thompson, 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Saturday

June 9

ART

Arrowhead

Unveiling of "Ahab and the Whale" -- hay sculpture by artist Michael Melle, 11 a.m. A program will follow to create sailors for the whaleboat. Part of "Call Me Melville" celebration. Pittsfield.

Clark Art Institute

"Alice Neel," 2 p.m. Free film series examines the challenges female artists face. Williamstown.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

"Projective Preservation and the Small American City: An Installation by Tessa Kelly" opens today, noon. Intertwining history, education and the landscape of Pittsfield in four layers referencing Pittsfield's industrial, literary, Mohican and natural history. Free. Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered," exhibit on the art of the influential Golden Age Illustrator opening 6 to 8 p.m. with "swagger and dagger" pirate party. Remarks at 7 p.m. by Margaretta S. Frederick, Chief Curator/ Curator of the Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Collection, Delaware Art Museum. Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Carousel

Music Festival with DJ Flirt, former Miss Massachusetts USA Alida D'Angora , Bow Thayer and the Train Wrecks, Deja Vu with Mike Sacco, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Music for all ages: six bands will perform throughout the day. Food and fun. Berkshire Mall, Routes 7 or 8, Lanesborough. (413) 499-0342.

Dalton Fair

Mark Fanelli's Traveling Amusement Park, noon. Midway rides and fireworks. American Legion Field, Route 9, Dalton.

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

"The Delicious and Sometimes Challenging Intersection of Food and Judaism," 10 a.m. -- talk on "Chametz, Matzah and Manna: Jewish Identity and Food" with scholar-in-residence Mary L. Zamore. Kosher and Israeli wine tasting with a guided discussion, 4 p.m. Free. Great Barrington.

NAMA Prom

Super-sassy, glamtastic party with candy-inspired ‘Sweet Dreams' theme. DJ, free hors d'oeuvres, photo opps, door prizes. 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Elks Lodge, 100 Eagle St., North Adams. (413) 652-2462.

Ventfort Hall

Dancin' at the Mansion, with live music and refreshments, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Lenox.

HISTORY

Hancock Shaker Village

Oval Box Making: Box Basics with Steve Grasselli, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Aston Magna Music Festival

40th Season with a Gala Concert, 6 p.m.; madrigals by Monteverdi, excerpts from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Handel's The Triumph of Time and Truth, and Bach's Brandenburg Concerto no. 1. Vocal soloists: sopranos Kristen Watson and Roberta Anderson, mezzo soprano Deborah Rentz-Moore, alto Lynn Torgove, tenor Frank Kelley and baritone David Ripley. Ozawa Hall,Tanglewood, Lenox. (413) 528-3595, www.astonmagna.org.

Eagles Band

Berkshires' oldest continuously perfrorming band perfoms at opening ceremonies for alumni weekend, 8 a.m., Chapin Hall, Williams College, Williamstown.

Guthrie Center

The Berkshires Tribute to Woody Guthrie: Local Berkshire artists celebrate 100 years of his legacy. Troubador folk series. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8. Great Barrington.

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

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

Project Native

Guided Birdwalk with Ed Neumuth at Project Native, 7 a.m., Housatonic.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

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

Berkshire Playwrights Lab

Fifth-season gala, 7:30 p.m.: Staged readings of new plays, including a new short piece by David Mamet, performed by actors Jay Thomas, Treat Williams and others; the premiere of a short film by Joe Cacaci starring Minnie Driver and Tony Shalhoub; excerpts from new musicals by NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program students, and more. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. (413) 644-9040, www.berkshireplaywrightslab.org.

Shakespeare & Company

"Cassandra Speaks," portrayal of iconic journalist Dorothy Thompson, 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Sunday

June 10

COMMUNITY

Dalton Fair

Mark Fanelli's Traveling Amusement Park, noon. Midway rides and firemens' muster. American Legion Field, Route 9, Dalton.

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

"The Delicious and Sometimes Challenging Intersection of Food and Judaism," 10 a.m. brunch and 10:30 talk, "The New Jewish Movement: Why, Where, Who, and Me?" with scholar-in-residence Mary L. Zamore. Free. Great Barrington.

The Mount

Free Family Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. House tours, the gardens and trails, scavenger hunts, storytimes, and other activities throughout the day. Picnickers welcome and food available for purchase, Lenox.

HISTORY

Hancock Shaker Village

Oval Box Making: Box Basics with Steve Grasselli, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pittsfield.

Williamstown History Museum

"A Curator's Tale: the History of the Clark Art Institute," 1:30 p.m., with Richard Rand, and annual meeting, Williamstown.

MUSIC

Bascom Lodge

Johnny Salsa, 6 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

Gospel Express

Macedonia Baptist Church presents Berkshires Best Gospel Express, in celebration of African-American Music Appreciation Month, 4 p.m. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Temple Anshe Amunim

Free evening of Jewish Music with Cantor Elias Rosemberg of Temple Emanuel in Newton and David Sparr, music director of Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline: Sephardic, Yiddish and Israeli songs, bothclassic works and contemporary favorites. Pittsfield.

OUTDOORS

Garden Conservancy

Garden tour to benefit The Garden Conservancy and the Berkshire Botanical Garden: Seekonk Farm, 296 Division St., Great Barrington; Wheelbarrow Hill Farm, Route 23, Great Barrington; Peter Bevacqua and Stephen King, Willmon Road and Route 23B, Claverack, N.Y.; garden of Jeffery Ruzich and Scott Canning, 340 Northern Boulevard, Germantown, N.Y.; Forth House, 2751 Route 9, Livingston, N.Y.; River School Farm, 80 Hill Road, Livingston, N.Y.; or garden of Kevin Lee Jacobs, 3007 Main Street, Valatie, N.Y. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Garden Days.

Sandisfield 250th summer

Bird Walk with Doug Bruce, Berkshire Natural Resources Council, 8:30 a.m. Meet at Lower Spectacle Pond to walk along Cold Spring Road. www.sandisfield.info.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Lungs," 3 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

"Cassandra Speaks," portrayal of iconic journalist Dorothy Thompson, 3 p.m. Lenox.

WRITING

Clark Art Institute

Award-winning local author Roland Merullo reads, 3 p.m. Merullo has published more than a dozen books of fiction, from the Revere Beach Trilogy set in his hometown of Revere, and "Leaving Losapas," to his most recent novel, "The Talk-Funny Girl." Williamstown.

Robert Frost Stone House

"Fact, Dream and Labor: Robert Frost and the New England Attitude" with Sydney Lea, Poet-Laureate of Vermont, novelist, essayist, literary scholar and teacher, a "Sunday Afternoons with Robert Frost" talk, 2 p.m., free.

Steepletop

Open mike poetry readings in the Dingle at Steepletop, 4 to 6 p.m. Austerlitz, N.Y.

Monday

June 11

ART

Bascom Lodge

Roy Superior (artist talk), 6 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

MUSIC

Congregation Knesset Israel

"The Jewish Composer and the Hollywood Musical" with N.Y.C. film historian and author Phillip Harwood on Jerome Kern, 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.

Tuesday

June 12

COMMUNITY

Ventfort Hall

Tea and Talk, Nolan Bushnell, "Cutting Edge Education," followed by a Victorian Tea, 4 p.m., $16 non-member, $14 member. Lenox.

MUSIC

Celebration of Jewish Music

Klezmer concert. 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $12. Temple Anshei Amunim, 26 Broad St., Pittsfield.

THEATER

Shakespeare & Company

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

Wednesday

June 13

HISTORY

Bascom Lodge

Lesley Herzberg talks about the WPA photo show at Hancock Shaker Village, 6 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

MUSIC

Colonial Theatre

Raekwon, 7:30 p.m. Corey Woods, from legendary hip-hop group the Wu-Tang Clan. Pittsfield.

OUTDOORS

Mass Audubon

Evening at the Beaver Ponds, 7:30 to 9 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," 7 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

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