Thursday

May 31

ART

MCLA Gallery 51

"Gillian Jones: Twenty Years of Photojournalism in the Berkshires," opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. A survey of photographs by Gillian Jones from her 20 years as a photojournalist for the North Adams Transcript. Show runs to June 24. North Adams.

FILM

Berkshire International Film Festival

Four days of films and events highlighting new and innovative films from around the world. Triplex Cinema, 70 Railroad St., Great Barrington. www.biffma.org.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

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

Shakespeare & Company

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

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 1

ART

Berkshire Community College

"Apartments" by Jackie Kearns, opening 5 to 8 p.m., BCC's Art Gallery, Intermodal Transportation Center, 1 Columbus Ave., Pittsfield.


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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.

IS183

"Adult Student Summer Show" opens today, through Aug. 31. Work from IS183's adult class students and studio in painting, photography, pottery, collage, drawing, basketry, book making, animation and moving image work. Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

Ventfort Hall

Spring Antiques Fair Preview, in cooperation with Rhinebeck Antiques Fair, a fundraiser for the continued restoration of the mansion and grounds. Dealers on view in the mansion and on the estate grounds, 6 to 8 p.m. Lenox.

HISTORY

North Adams Museum of History and Science

Opening of genealogy exhibit, on display through Labor Day. Museum open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Building 5A, Western Gateway Heritage State Park. Free.

FILM

Berkshire International Film Festival

Four days of films and events highlighting new and innovative films from around the world. Triplex Cinema, 70 Railroad St., Great Barrington, and Beacon Cinema, 57 North St., Pittsfield. www.biffma.org.

MUSIC

Guthrie Center

TaoNation -- music and poetry, conceived by poet-at-large mrlei and performed by a group of artists including Joseph Fire Crow, Satoru Sato, Charlie Tokarz, Ivan Trabka and other special guests. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8. Great Barrington.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

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

Ghent Playhouse

"The Madwoman of Chaillot," 8 p.m. Jean Giraudoux's final masterpiece, about cafés and oil wells, flower girls and prospectors -- a juggler, a street singer, a quack, a sewer man, a deaf girl, a busboy, a dishwasher -- two love stories, young and old. Ghent, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

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

Saturday

June 2

ART

Berkshire Museum

Opening reception and artist talk for "Liz Whitney Quisgard: Kaleidoscope," 4 p.m.: artist Liz Whitney Quisgard will discuss her work, magical realism in millions of brilliant dots of paint. An opening reception will follow from 5 to 7 p.m., free and open to the public. Pittsfield.

COMMUNITY

Bascom Lodge

Opening weekend: Tepee raising, drumming, storytelling and mountain blessing, starting at 11 a.m. Flute music by Joseph Firecrow, 3 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

Ventfort Hall

Spring Antiques Fair, in cooperation with Rhinebeck Antiques Fair, a fundraiser for the continued restoration of the mansion and grounds. Dealers on view in the mansion and on the estate grounds, rain or shine, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lenox.

FILM

Berkshire International Film Festival

Four days of films and events highlighting new and innovative films from around the world. Triplex Cinema, 70 Railroad St., Great Barrington, and Beacon Cinema, 57 North St., Pittsfield. www.biffma.org.

HISTORY

Hancock Shaker Village

Backyard Poultry Workshop with Donna Chandler, 1 to 5 p.m. Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Close Encounters with Music

Celebrate the golden age of jazz and cabaret, 6 p.m. Songs by Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, Cole Porter and Gershwin; Erwin Shulhoff's Jazz Suite; and Entartete composers whose "degenerate" music was banned by the Nazis. Jennifer Rivera, mezzo-soprano; Will Ferguson, tenor; James Tocco, piano; Yehuda Hanani, cello. Tanglewood's Ozawa Hall, Lenox. (800) 843-0778, www.cewm.org.

Guthrie Center

Rick Tiven, violin wizard: Troubador folk series. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 8. Great Barrington.

Williams College Music

Senior Class Day recital, 11 a.m., Brooks-Rogers, Williamstown. Free.

OUTDOORS

Birding Notchview

Look for spring warblers with naturalist Ed Neumuth, 10 a.m. Recent ice storms have opened the forest canopy in spots making sightings more likely. Notchview Reservation, Route 9, Windsor. (413) 532-1631, ext. 10, www.thetrustees.org.

BRASS Learn-to-row

Berkshire Rowing And Sculling Society annual free Learn to Row clinic north beach, Burbank Park Onota Lake, Pittsfield. Sessions at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Learn the basics of rowing a single scull and have a chance to try it on dry land and on the water. Register (413) 442-7769.

Wildflower and tree hike

The Hopper, Mount Greylock, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Three-mile loop along Hopper Brook and surrounding upland forests. Free for residents of surrounding Mount Greylock towns. Williamstown. (413) 584-3009, www.tamarackhollow.com.

Mass Audubon

Family Fun Day at Berkshire Sanctuaries, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox.

Taconic Hiking Club

Work party for National Trails Day, Grafton Lakes State Park, Grafton, N.Y. (413) 283-6056 or rjhydorn@lycos.com.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

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

Ghent Playhouse

"The Madwoman of Chaillot," 8 p.m. Jean Giraudoux's final masterpiece, about cafés and oil wells, flower girls and prospectors -- a juggler, a street singer, a quack, a sewer man, a deaf girl, a busboy, a dishwasher -- two love stories, young and old. Ghent, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

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

Sunday

June 3

COMMUNITY

Bascom Lodge

Beekeeping demo, 6 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

Ventfort Hall

Spring Antiques Fair, in cooperation with Rhinebeck Antiques Fair, a fundraiser for the continued restoration of the mansion and grounds. Dealers on view in the mansion and on the estate grounds, rain or shine, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lenox.

Williams College

Atul Gawande, a surgeon, writer, and public health researcher whose work focuses on transforming safety and performance in surgery, childbirth, and care of the terminally ill, will speak at Williams College's 223rd Commencement Exercise. 10 a.m., West College Lawn, Williamstown.

Spencertown Academy

artsVOYAGE Family Day: "How Does Your Garden Grow?" Garden-themed storytelling, music, and art project for children, 11 a.m. Free. Spencertown, N.Y.

FILM

Berkshire International Film Festival

Four days of films and events highlighting new and innovative films from around the world. Triplex Cinema, 70 Railroad St., Great Barrington, and Beacon Cinema, 57 North St., Pittsfield. www.biffma.org.

North Adams Museum of History and Science

"Farewell to Factory Towns," documentary by Maynard Seider, who will be available to answer questions following the showing, 3 p.m. Visitors Museum Theater, Building 4, Western Gateway Heritage State Park. Free.

MUSIC

Berkshire Concert Choir

"Pleasure Awaits Us!" choir, directed by Carlton Maaia II, music of Bach, Barber, Bernstein, Brahms and more. 3 p.m., St. Ann Catholic Church, 134 Main St., Lenox. (413) 442-6120.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Lungs," 3 p.m., Stage 2; News Play Reading, Bashir Lahzar, 7 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

Ghent Playhouse

"The Madwoman of Chaillot," 2 p.m. Jean Giraudoux's final masterpiece, about cafés and oil wells, flower girls and prospectors -- a juggler, a street singer, a quack, a sewer man, a deaf girl, a busboy, a dishwasher -- two love stories, young and old. Ghent, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

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

WRITING

Bryant Homestead

"Haiku Poetry and Spring," workshop 4 to 6 p.m. and open mic poetry reading 7 to 8 p.m.: Reading event in conjunction with the Florence Poetry Society. Bring a favorite or original poem to read. William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Bryant Road, Cummington. (413) 532-1631, ext. 10, www.thetrustees.org.

Monday

June 4

FILM

Old Chatham Quakers

"I am," film 7 p.m. Men and women in of science, philosophy, academia, and faith talk about improving the world. Powell House Quaker Conference and Retreat Center, Old Chatham, N.Y. (518) 766-2992. www.oldchathamquakers.org

MUSIC

Congregation Knesset Israel

"The Jewish Composer and the Hollywood Musical" talk with N.Y.C. film historian and author Phillip Harwood on Irving Berlin, 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 5

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Lungs," 7:30 p.m., Stage 2; News Play Reading, Bashir Lahzar, 7 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

Wednesday

June 6

ART

Chesterwood

Brown Bag Talks with staff, Wednesdays, June to August, noon to 1 p.m. at the house and studio of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of Lincoln Memorial, Stockbridge.

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.

MUSIC

Bascom Lodge

Rakish Paddy (Celtic music), 6 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

Celebration of Jewish Music

Chamber music concert showcasing works by Jewish composers. 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $12. Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

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