Thursday, July 11

ART

Berkshire Museum

Paper plane challenge, 1 p.m.: experiment with paper plane creations, new design and a new challenge weekly Thursdays July 11 to Aug. 29. Program complements "PaperWorks: The Art and Science of an Extraordinary Material," contemporary works of art by more than 30 artists, all fashioned from paper, as well as a wide array of objects and artifacts that show the uses of paper in industry, science, fashion, and technology. Pittsfield.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Mahaiwe and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute co-present "Winslow Homer: Making Art, Making History," a lecture about the Clark's summer exhibition, 7 p.m. Tickets are free. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA

Roger Shimomura artist talk, 4 p.m., on work "Freedom: Just Another Word ForŠ" Kidspace show of works illustrating freedom, along with Ang Tsherin Sherpa, Ran Hwang an Gonkar Gyatso, all Asian or Asian American. North Adams.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Summer Lecture and Performance series related to art exhibits, Thursday evenings in July and August. Stockbridge.

Williams College Museum of Art


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Williams College art walk: Stroll on campus to look at three public artworks, 4 p.m. Williamstown. Art and aperitif al fresco, 4 to 8 p.m. Gallery talks or performances on Thursdays weekly, July 11-Aug. 29. Williamstown.

 

COMMUNITY

Lenox Library

Reception for Letty Cottin Pogrebin, co-founder of Ms. Magazine, to discuss her newest book, "How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick," 4:30 p.m., Kemble Inn, 2 Kemble St., Lenox. Benefits the Lenox Library. (413) 637-2630, ext. 121.

The Mount

"Struttin' with Some Barbecue: A celebration of music, food, and community," 5 to 7 p.m. An evening of food and music with trombone virtuoso Craig Harris and friends. Sponsored by Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival and The Mount. Food and beverages available for purchase. Lenox.

Multicultural Bridge

Cultural Competence & Community Stewardship Awards Ceremony with the Voice Identity Project, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Local award recipients recognized. Berkshire Museum.

 

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Companhia Urbana de Dança -- dancers from the suburbs and favelas of Rio de Janeiro blend hip-hop, urban, contemporary, and Brazilian social dance, 8 p.m. Lift Ev'ry Voice event. Brian Brooks Moving Company, 8:15 p.m. Free Inside/Out Performance: Tina Croll + Company, rhythms of Balkan folk music, 6:15 p.m. Becket.

 

KID STUFF

Adams

Community Night at Adams Town Common, 6 p.m., Terry ala Berry live music 7 p.m., free. www.celebrateadams.com

Adams Library

"Let's Dig into Magic," with magician and jugglar Scott Jameson, 6 p.m., Adams Library, 92 Park Street, Adams, (413) 742-8345, Adams.

 

MUSIC

Eagles Band

Eagles Concert Band free concert 7 p.m. Selections celebrating Verdi's and Wagner's 200th birthdays, the 70th anniversary of "Oklahoma" and music from American composers with a couple of native Brits, Bob Hope and James Bond. Dalton CRA.

Tanglewood

Harbison's "The Great Gatsby," with Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music with Ryan Turner, artistic director and conductor, and Gordon Gietz, tenor, as Jay Gatsby; Devon Guthrie, soprano, as Daisy Buchanan; David Kravitz, baritone, as Nick Carraway, 7:30 p.m. Ozawa Hall. Concert performance, sung in English. Lenox.

 

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Sanctuaries

Evening at the Beaver Ponds, 7 p.m. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to change the landscape 80 years after their reintroduction. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox.

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"On the Town," Leonard Bernstein musical -- three sailors on shore leave in "New York, New York," includes Coney Island Ballet, 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Extremities," 8 p.m., psychological thriller, a young woman is violently attacked in her own home. Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge. "Oklahoma!" Rogers & Hammerstein musical, 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Chester Theatre

"Tryst," Downton Abbey meets Hitchcock: psychological thriller set in Edwardian London, 2 and 8 p.m., Chester.

Oldcastle Theatre

"Northern Boulevard," 2 and 8 p.m. new musical follows a couple through 40 years, beginning in 1941. Bennington, Vt.

Performance Space 21

"Long Ago and Far Away and other short plays by David Ives," an evening of comedic short plays by contemporary American playwright of verbal dexterity, theatrical invention and quirky humor, 8 p.m. Walking the dog Theater production, Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

"Love's Labour's Lost," Shakespearean romantic comedy, 2 p.m. "Richard II," Shakespeare's Tudor look at the War of the Roses, 7:30 p.m. "Heroes," Tom Stoppard's translation of Gerald Sibleras' comedy about three World War I veterans restive in a retirement home, 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

Agatha Christie's "The Unexpected Guest," mystery, 8 p.m. A stranger walks into a house to find a man murdered and a woman standing over him with a gun. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Animal Crackers," 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown. "Hapgood," 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Opening night, Nikos Stage, Williamstown. "Dracula," 7 p.m., Poker Flats Field. Cabaret, late night cabaret performance, 10:30 p.m., Goodrich Hall, Williamstown.

 

WRITING

Berkshire Athenaeum

Friends of the Athenaem Book Sale, members only 5 to 8 p.m., join at the door. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield

Temple Anshe Amunim

"Daniel, a man of all times," noon with Ruth Breindel, a tale in two languages and two parts, adventure and prophesy. Pittsfield.

 

Friday, July 12

ART

Berkshire Art Festival

Artists in textiles, glass, painting, ceramics, jewelry, metalwork, woodwork and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Ski Butternut, Great Barrington. www.berkshireartsfestival.com.

COMMUNITY

Congregation Knesset Israel

Rabbis Who Love the Berkshires talk: "Will Our Grandchildren Be Jewish? The Future of American Jewry," 11 a.m., free. 70 Kemble St., Lenox, Shakespeare & Company.

North Adams

Eagle Street Beach party, 3:30-6:30 p.m., 250,000 pounds of sand spread curb to curb -- adult fiesta 7-10 p.m. with margaritas served on the beach. North Adams.

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Companhia Urbana de Dança -- dancers from the suburbs and favelas of Rio de Janeiro blend hip-hop, urban, contemporary, and Brazilian social dance, 8 p.m. Brian Brooks Moving Company, 8:15 p.m. Kid's cormer: free friendly dance activities, 5 p.m. Free Pillow Talk: Balancine and the Lost Muse, with writer Eliabeth Kenall, 5 p.m. Free Inside/Out Performance: Ramya Ramnarayan performs Indian classical ance Bharatanatyam, 6:15 p.m. Becket.

 

FILM

Adams

Movie night, "Zookeeper." starts at dusk, free, Adams Town Hall Lawn. www.celebrateadams.com.

 

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

WeeMuse: Night of Science, 5-7 p.m. Wacky, mystifying, and fun science experiments take over the Museum. Spend the evening snacking on liquid nitrogen ice cream, making glow in the dark slime, creating a hover craft and more family friendly experiments. Pittsfield.

Performance Space 21

Storyteller Eshu Bumpus, 1 p.m., African, African-American and world folktales leavened with music, humor and mystery. Chatham, N.Y.

MUSIC

Guthrie Center

Christine Lavin and Don White, comic warmth, silliness and generosity, doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Troubador series, folk music. Great Barrington.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Theater and Cabaret Songs -- "recalling Piaf," sonatina for violin and piano (1958), with William Bolcom, composer/piano; Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano; Masako Yanagita, violin. 7 p.m., Charlemont.

Tanglewood

Prelude Concert with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 6 p.m. in Ozawa Hall, Lenox. "This Week at Tanglewood" panel discussion with moderator Martin Bookspan and guest artists, 7:15 p.m. Boston Symphony Orchestra with Kazushi Ono, conductor, and Leon Fleisher, piano: Wagner's "Siegfried Idyll," Ravel " Piano Concerto in D for the left hand" and Rimsky-Korsakov, "Scheherazade," 8:30 p.m. in the Shed, Lenox.

 

OUTDOORS

Naumkeag

Tea Ceremony in the Chinese Garden, 3 p.m. Stockbridge.

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"On the Town," Leonard Bernstein musical, 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Lion in Winter," 8 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Oklahoma!" Rogers & Hammerstein musical, 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. "Extremities," 8 p.m., psychological thriller, a young woman is violently attacked in her own home. Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge.

Oldcastle Theatre

"Northern Boulevard," 8 p.m. new musical follows a couple through 40 years, beginning in 1941. Bennington, Vt.

Performance Space 21

"Long Ago and Far Away and other short plays by David Ives," an evening of comedic short plays by contemporary American playwright of verbal dexterity, theatrical invention and quirky humor, 8 p.m. Walking the dog Theater production, Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

Riotous Youth, 9, 10 and 11 a.m., creates performance with the audience. "Les Faux Pas," Molière adaptation, 5:30 p.m. "Richard II," 7:30 p.m. "Master Class," Tony-award-winning play on life of an opera singer, 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

Agatha Christie's "The Unexpected Guest," mystery, 8 p.m. A stranger walks into a house to find a man murdered and a woman standing over him with a gun. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Dracula," 7 p.m., Poker Flats Field, Willaimstown. "Animal Crackers," 8 p.m., Family night, Main Stage, Williamstown. "Hapgood," 8 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown. Cabaret, 11 p.m., Goodrich Hall, Williamstown.

 

WRITING

Berkshire Athenaeum

Friends of the Athenaem Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield

Stockbridge Library

Annual book sale: 16,000 gently used books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free, 46 Main St., Stockbridge.

 

Saturday, July 13

ART

Berkshire Art Festival

Artists in textiles, glass, painting, ceramics, jewelry, metalwork, woodwork and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Ski Butternut, Great Barrington. www.berkshireartsfestival.com.

Chesterwood

Sculpture workshops, noon to 2 p.m. Meet artists in Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood and learn some of their techniques and processes. Try making sculpture, families welcome. Stockbridge.

Hancock Shaker Village

Photographing The City of Peace with Ben Garver, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Workshop on digital photography skills with the Berkshire Eagle's photo editor. Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Maya and Beyond: The Art of Jarvis Rockwell" assemblages of objects of mass production investigate to the tangible and transient, by Norman Rockwell's son. Documentary film on the artist created by filmmaker Rachel Victor.

Omi International Arts Center

Art Omi weekend: Private guided tour of the studios, 6 p.m. Dinner and dancing under the stars, 7 p.m. to midnight. Ghent, N.Y.

 

COMMUNITY

Bascom Lodge

75th Anniversary Weekend Celebration: Native American tepee raising drumming and mountain blessing. noon to 4 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

Cummington Fairgrounds

4-H Fair, animal shows and exhibits, 97 Fairgrounds Road, south of Route 9, Cummington, www.cummingtonfair.com.

Dalton Lions Club circus

Elephants, acrobats and all, 2 and 5:30 p.m. at the Dalton American Legion Field on Route 9 in Dalton. Advance tickets at Big Y, Dalton CRA, Greenridge Variety and Dalton General Store. (413) 842-5212.

OLLI talk

"Upstairs, Downstairs -- Hospitality in the Berkshires," by Simon Dewar of Blantyre, Bruce Finn of the Red Lion Inn and Marc Wilhelm of Wheatleigh, 10:30 a.m. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College, BCC, Koussevitzky 111. (413) 236-2190.

Sandisfield Arts Center

"Summer salads," chefs Adam Manacher and Joe Harasyko chop, dice, mix and emulsify the bounty of the summer garden, 10 a.m. Sandisfield.

 

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Companhia Urbana de Dança -- dancers from the suburbs and favelas of Rio de Janeiro blend hip-hop, urban, contemporary, and Brazilian social dance, 2 and 8 p.m. Brian Brooks Moving Company, 2:15 to 8:15 p.m. Free PillowTalk: B-Girl Looks at B-Boys with Sonia Destri of Companhia Urbana de Dança, 4 p.m. Free Inside/Out Performance: School at Jacob's Pillow Contemporary, 6:15 p.m. Becket.

 

FILM

Mass MoCA

"The Black Pirate" silent film with Alloy Orchestra live music, 8:30 a.m. North Adams.

 

HISTORY

Bennington Museum

"Conjuring the Civil War: Recreating History" for Dorset Theatre Festival (DTB) production of "The Whipping Man," 2 p.m. Theatrical designers Deb Booth (scenic), Charles Schoonmaker (costumes), Michael Gianitti (lighting), and Jill Duboff (sound), and DTF Artistic Director, Dina Janis share their research and design processes, their models and drawings for the DTF production. Bennington, Vt.

Bidwell House Museum

History Talk: Red and White: Settlers and Indians in Early America, by John Demos, Samuel Knight Professor of American History Emeritus at Yale University. 10 a.m. at Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham.

 

MUSIC

Berkshire Choral Festival

Bach's Mass in B Minor (sung in Latin), 7:30 p.m. Performed by the Springfield Symphony and the 150-voice Festival Choir, conducted by Karen P. Thomas, Artistic Director & Conductor of Seattle Pro Musica. Free talk about the work at 6:15 p.m. Berkshire School, Sheffield. (413 ) 229-1999.

Guthrie Center

Christine Lavin and Don White, comic warmth, silliness and generosity, doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Troubador series, folk music. Great Barrington.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Theater and Cabaret Songs -- "recalling Piaf," sonatina for violin and piano (1958), with William Bolcom, composer/piano; Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano; Masako Yanagita, violin. 7:30 p.m., Charlemont.

Otis Cultural Council

Songs of the Berkshires and Beyond with singer/songwriters Graham and Barbara Dean. The program will include songs inspired by life in the Berkshires, as well as story songs about the lives of little-known people and social and historical import. 7:30 p.m., Free. Knox Trail Inn, 2400 East Otis Road, East Otis. (413) 269-6273.

Tanglewood

Pre-Rehearsal Talk at 9:30 a.m.; rehearsal for Saturday program at 10:30 a.m.; Boston Symphony Orchestra with David Newman, conductor: Bernstein's "West side Story" film. In the Shed, Lenox.

 

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

"7 Summits" with Mike Matty: Only a few hundred people have climbed the highest peak on every continent -- there have been more people in space than climbers of the 7 summits. Michael Matty of Western Massachusetts is among them, and did some of his training on Greylock. Talk 6 p.m. Free.

Fly-casting Workshop with Fred Moran. Learn the forward cast and the roll cast for accuracy, outdoors, 3 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

Lenox Garden Tour

"Hidden Treasures of the Berkshires," tour of gardens and houses sponsored by The Lenox Garden Club, explores five properties in Lee and Tyringham. Self-guided tour takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, supports horticultural, preservation and environmental conservation projects in and around Berkshire County. www.lenoxgardenclub.net.

Tamarack Hollow

Northern Boreal Forest tree and plant identification hike 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tamarack Hollow, Windsor, with naturalist Aimee Gelinas. www.massaudubon.org or (413) 584-3009. www.tamarackhollow.com.

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"On the Town," Leonard Bernstein musical, 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Lion in Winter," Christmas 1183, 8 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Oklahoma!" Rogers & Hammerstein musical, 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. "Extremities," 8 p.m., psychological thriller, a young woman is violently attacked in her own home. Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre

"Tryst," Downton Abbey meets Hitchcock: psychological thriller set in Edwardian London, 8 p.m., Chester.

Oldcastle Theatre

"Northern Boulevard," 2 and 8 p.m. new musical follows a couple through 40 years, beginning in 1941. Bennington, Vt.

Performance Space 21

"Long Ago and Far Away and other short plays by David Ives," an evening of comedic short plays by contemporary American playwright of verbal dexterity, theatrical invention and quirky humor, 8 p.m. Walking the dog Theater production, Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

Behind-the-scenes tour, 10:30 a.m. "Richard II," 2 p.m. "Master Class," 3 p.m. Midsummer night's meal, 5 to 7 p.m. "Les Faux Pas," 5:30 p.m. "Love's Labours Lost," Shakespearean comedy, 7:30 p.m. "Heroes," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

Agatha Christie's "The Unexpected Guest," mystery, 4 and 8 p.m. A stranger walks into a house to find a man murdered and a woman standing over him with a gun. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Hapgood," 3:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown. "Dracula," 7 p.m., Poker Flats Field. "Animal Crackers," 8 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown. Cabaret, 11 p.m., Goodrich Hall, Williamstown.

 

WRITING

Becket Athenaeum

Annual Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. New and lightly used books. 3367 Main St., Becket.

Berkshire Athenaeum

Friends of the Athenaem Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield

Stockbridge Library

Annual book sale: 16,000 gently used books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free, 46 Main St., Stockbridge.

 

Sunday, July 14

ART

Berkshire Art Festival

Artists in textiles, glass, painting, ceramics, jewelry, metalwork, woodwork and more. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Ski Butternut, Great Barrington. www.berkshireartsfestival.com.

Omi International Arts Center

Art Omi weekend: Brunch with the artists, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open studios, visit 30 artists in their workspaces, 1 to 5 p.m. Ghent, N.Y.

COMMUNITY

Dalton Lions Club circus

Elephants, acrobats and all, 2 and 5 p.m. at the Dalton American Legion Field on Route 9 in Dalton. Advance tickets at Big Y, Dalton CRA, Greenridge Variety and Dalton General Store. (413) 842-5212.

Summer Sundays

Local craft and food vendors, music, children's activities, IS183 art initiative, 4 p.m. to dusk, and movie under the stars with Images Cinema. Williamstown Chamber of Commerce event through July, (413) 458-9077 or www.summersundays01267.com

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Companhia Urbana de Dança -- dancers from the suburbs and favelas of Rio de Janeiro blend hip-hop, urban, contemporary, and Brazilian social dance, 2 p.m. Brian Brooks Moving Company, 2:15 p.m.Master class with Brian Brooks. Becket.

 

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

Canoe trip down the Housatonic, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays to Sept. 8. Sheffield. (413) 229-8600

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

Sibling Rivalry concert with Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway, sisters and Broadway divas, 8 p.m. Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Bascom Lodge

Jazz Festival, outdoors (lobby if it rains). Topia Arts Center will present a one day world jazz festival with National and local performers. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

Congregation Knesset Israel

"Come to the Cabaret!" with Co-Directors Sherri James Buxton and Paul Green. Selections from the Great American Songbook, 7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Sevenars Concerts

Schrade/James Family musicians, three generations from ages 23 to 88. Piano solo, piano duo and cello, 4 to 6 p.m. Admission by suggested donation, refreshments included. Worthington.

Tanglewood

Boston Symphony Orchestra with Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor, and Lynn Harrell, cello: Stravinsky, Suite from Pulcinella; Haydn, Cello Concerto No. 1 in C; Beethoven, Symphony No. 8. 2:30 p.m. in the Shed. Lenox.

 

THEATER

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Oklahoma!" Rogers & Hammerstein musical, 2 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Chester Theatre

"Tryst," Downton Abbey meets Hitchcock: psychological thriller set in Edwardian London, 2 p.m., Chester.

Performance Space 21

"Long Ago and Far Away and other short plays by David Ives," an evening of comedic short plays by contemporary American playwright of verbal dexterity, theatrical invention and quirky humor, 8 p.m. Walking the dog Theater production, Chatham, N.Y.

Oldcastle Theatre

"Northern Boulevard," 2 p.m. new musical follows a couple through 40 years, beginning in 1941. Bennington, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company

Author! Author! talk with artists Sol Schwartz, "Drawing in the Dark," and Kevin Sprague, "Imagining Shakespeare," 10:30 a.m. "Love's Labours Lost," 2 p.m. "Heroes," 3 p.m. "Richard II," 7:30 p.m. Lenox.

Williams Theatre Lab

Members of the Seattle based Satori Group will present work created and developed in two-week workshop with the 2013 Lab. 7:30 p.m., ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

Theater Barn

Agatha Christie's "The Unexpected Guest," mystery, 2 p.m. A stranger walks into a house to find a man murdered and a woman standing over him with a gun. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Hapgood," 2 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown. Fellowship play, Free (reservations required), 7 p.m., 11 p.m., Directing Studio Williamstown.

 

WRITING

Steepletop

Connecticut's Free Poets Collective afternoon of new and tribute poetry in The Dingle, 3 p.m. at the home of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Free. Austerlitz, N.Y.

Stockbridge Library

Annual book sale: 16,000 gently used books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free, 46 Main St., Stockbridge.

 

Monday, July 15

ART

Becket Arts Center

"Artistically Styling a Terrific Beer" Barrington Brewery, Scott Craumer discusses how to style a beer as artistically as a visual artist creates a dynamic canvas experimenting with color and flavor. 7:30 p.m. Free. Dessert & Coffee 7 p.m., $5. Supported in part by grants from the Cultural Councils of Becket, Washington, Hinsdale/Peru, Lee, and Otis, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 7 Brooker Hill Rd., Becket. (413) 623-6635.

 

FILM

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

American and International Jewish films, 4 p.m. Lenox Memorial High School.

Clark Art Institute

Homericana film series: "Little Women," 3 p.m. Family life on the home front before and during the Civil War. Free. Williamstown.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Francine Segan: "Food Talk for Movie Lovers," 6:30 p.m. Film buff, cultural historian and author of Movie Menus dishes amusing tidbits on the meaning of food in favorite films. Great Barrington.

 

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

Sibling Rivalry concert with Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway, sisters and Broadway divas, 8 p.m. Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Mass MoCA

Bang on a Can summer festival through Aug. 4, daily recitals in the galleries 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday with faculty and fellows, evening concerts with all-stars and marathon etravaganza. North Adams.

Performance Space 21

Summer community sing mostly for youth led by Sheri Bauer-Mayorga with Michael Clement at the piano, 7:30 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Tanglewood

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellows, 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall, Lenox.

 

THEATER

Berkshire Fringe

Rags to Riches: An Epic Season Launch and Fundraising Fête: Celebrating nine years, premieres short works of theater, dance and film all inspired by a mash-up of clothing, text and characters taken directly from performances appearing at The 2013 Berkshire Fringe, 6 p.m. Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Oklahoma!" Rogers & Hammerstein musical, 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. "Extremities," 8 p.m., psychological thriller, a young woman is violently attacked in her own home. Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Fellowship play, 7 p.m., 11 p.m., Directing Studio, Williamstown.

 

WRITING

The Mount

"Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother," author's talk and tea with Eve LaPlante, 4 p.m. Award-winning author and cousin of Louisa May Alcott draws from newly discovered papers in the family attic. Lenox.

Yiddish short stories

Three-part course, 10 a.m., at Congregation Knesset Israel, Pittsfield.

 

Tuesday, July 16

FILM

Performance Space 21

"Cover Girl" starring Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth, 8:30 p.m., free. Chatham, N.Y.

HISTORY

Ventfort Hall

Brent Monahan, raconteur, "The Jekyl Island Club: Playground of the Gilded Age," mystery with Vanderbilt, Gould, Rockefeller, Morgan, Pulitzer. Lenox.

 

KID STUFF

Adams Library

"Caps for Sale," performance by The PuppeTree, 3 p.m., Adams Library, 92 Park Street, Adams, 413-743-8345, Adams.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

"Gutless and Grateful: a Musical Feast," Amy Oestricher weaves near-death experience into song, 8 p.m. Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Eagles Band

Celebrate Melbourne Place's 15th anniversary with tunes from the Big Band Era., 6:30 p.m. Melbourne Place, 140 Melbourne Road in Pittsfield.

Mass MoCA

Bang on a Can summer festival through Aug. 4, recitals in the galleries 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. with faculty and fellows, evening concerts with all-stars. North Adams.

Clark Art Institute

Free concert with Funk in the Trunk, a multicultural celebration of Motown, soul, and funk from the ‘60s and ‘70s, band based in Bennington, Vt. 6 p.m., Williamstown.

 

THEATER

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Oklahoma!" Rogers & Hammerstein musical, 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. "Extremities," 8 p.m., psychological thriller, a young woman is violently attacked in her own home. Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge.

Shakespeare & Company

"Master Class," 3 p.m. Tuesay talk with cast of "Richard II," 5 p.m. "Richard II," 7:30 p.m. "Heroes," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Dracula," 7 p.m., Poker Flats Field, Williamstown. "Hapgood," with talkback, Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

 

WRITING

Poetry reading

Howard Faerstein, author of "Dreaming of Rain in Brooklyn," 5 p.m. The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St., Lenox. www.bookstoreinlenox.com.

Tuesday project

WordXWord Writers Room word-related events including storytelling and the presentation of visiting nationally recognized writers and spoken word artists , Tuesdays weekly. 8 p.m., yBar, 391 North St., Pittsfield. wxw365.com.

 

Wednesday, July 17

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Ballet BC, one of Canada's top contemporary ballet companies, works with international choreographers, 8 p.m. Tere O'Connor Dance, 8:15 p.m., expression and political observation, "Cover Boy" explores the closeted gay experience. Free Inside/Out Performance: MADboots dance co., 6:15 p.m. Becket.

 

HISTORY

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

Rabbinic Intern Jodie Gordon, "Heroines on the Haystack: Iconography, Gender and early Zionism," portrayals of gender amplify the message of early Zionists, 2 p.m. Free, 270 State Road; Great Barrington, (413) 528-6378.

MUSIC

Berkshire Fringe

Ladies' Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra, 7 p.m. Bernice Lewis and Berni McMahon, close harmonies and unrestrained ukulele strumming from every era, Mozart to Radiohead. Opens :30 Live! free music series. Great Barrington.

Concerts at Windsor Lake

Free live music, 6:30 p.m. Concessions available. 200 Bradley St., North Adams. www.northadams-ma.gov, (413) 664-6180.

Lilac Park concerts

Eagles Big Band, 6:30 p.m. Main Street, Lenox. (413) 637-3646.

Mass MoCA

Bang on a Can summer festival through Aug. 4, recitals in the galleries 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. with faculty and fellows, evening concerts with all-stars. North Adams.

Tanglewood

Borodin String Quartet: Brahms Quartet No. 3 in B-flat, Op. 67, Tchaikovsky Quartet No. 3 in E-flat minor, Op. 30, at 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

 

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

Mushroom talk with John Wheeler, local wild mushroom enthusiast and founding member of the Berkshire Mycological Society: mushroom workshop focusing on identification, seasons and typical habitats of our local fungi. 6 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

 

THEATER

Berkshire Fringe Festival

"Dead Letter Office" (a prelude to "Bartleby the Scrivener"), 8 p.m. The Enlightenment has ended, technology now rules the world and a top-secret group of language adepts find their services are no longer needed... ‘Pick your own price' opening night. Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Extremities," 8 p.m., psychological thriller, a young woman is violently attacked in her own home. Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre

"Tryst," Downton Abbey meets Hitchcock: psychological thriller set in Edwardian London, 8 p.m., Chester.

Shakespeare & Company

Behin-the-scenes tour, 10:30 a.m. "Richard II," 2 p.m. "Les Faux Pas," 5:30 p.m. "Love's Labours Lost," 7:30 p.m. with Q& A. Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Dracula," 7 p.m., Poker Flats Field, Williamstown. "Pygmalion," Preview. With all the parallels of a modern reality-show makeover, an impoverished flower seller is taken in hand by a linguistics professor who attempts to change her accent and pass her off as the epitome of English society. A sharp satire on class and women's independenc, George Bernard Shaw's century-old masterpiece features Robert Sean Leonard as Henry Higgins. 7:30 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown.