Thursday, July 18

ART

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Sohn Fine Art's Master Artist Series presents "Greg Gorman: A Distinct Vision," with master portrait and celebrity photographer, 7 p.m. Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA

Conceptual Art, Writing, and Music book club, 6 p.m. 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

Art and aperitif al fresco, 4 to 8 p.m. Super Soakers and Cupid's arrows become part of an interdisciplinary look at Indian art. Gallery talks or performances on Thursdays weekly, July 11-Aug. 29. Williamstown.

 

COMMUNITY

Midnight Madness

Family event and community institution with music, fun and bargains. Downtown Bennington, Vt.

Third Thursday

"Under the Sea," North Street Beach and the Silver Swimmers, free, family-friendly street festival 5 to 8 p.m. Pittsfield. discoverpittsfield.com/3rdthursdays

 

DANCE


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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: California-based Artesan Dance Company, contemporary dancers, b-boys, ballerinas and urban dancers, 6:15 p.m. Becket.

 

KID STUFF

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Just So Stories," animal fables by Rudyard Kipling, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. outdoors at Neil Ellenoff Stage, Stockbridge.

 

MUSIC

Adams

Concert at Adams Town Common, Phil-n-The-Void 7 p.m., free. www.celebrateadams.com

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

Bryn Terfel, baritone, and Natalia Katyukova, piano: Program to include German and English art songs, 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall, Lenox.

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Chosen," adaptation of Chaim Potok novel about two boys from two different Jewish communities in Brooklyn, N.Y., 8 p.m. Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe Festival

"The other Mozart," 7 p.m. -- the acclaimed sister of Amadeus, Nannerl Mozart was a celebrated keyboard virtuoso and composer who toured Europe; how has she faded into obscurity? ‘Pick your own price' opening night. "Dead Letter Office" (a prelude to "Bartleby the Scrivener"), 9 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... 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.

Chester Theatre

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

Mass Live Arts

"Seagull (Thinking of You)," 8 p.m. Half Straddle, Brooklyn company re-imagines Anton Chekhov's iconic play, through his letters and translations, with a Russian folk metal-influenced score, 8 p.m. Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

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. "None but the Lonely Heart," drama and live music, the story of Tchaikovsky and Madame von Meck, 8:30 p.m. with Ensemble for the Romantic Century. 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

"Pygmalion," 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Opening Night, Main Stage, Williamstown. "Hapgood," 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown. "Dracula," 7 p.m., Poker Flats Field, Williamstown.

 

Friday, July 19

ART

Becket Arts Center

Artist Reception: "Unearthing Elements from the Natural World: Outside and Inside Traditional Landscape Invitational" 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free, 7 Brooker Hill Rd & Rt. 8, Becket. (413) 623-6635.

Frelinghuysen Morris House

"Enrich Your Modern Art Experience," workshops with Director and artist Kinney Frelinghuysen, a free-wheeling, drop-in workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. at the historic house of abstract artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen. Frescoes, sculptures and murals, their work and their collection. Lenox.

IS183 art school

Summer BBQ party: Dinner at 7 p.m., dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight, Stonover Farm, Lenox.

 

COMMUNITY

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires

"Understanding Addiction: The Jewish Mother as Neuroscientist," with Dr. Edwin A Salsitz, Beth Israel Medical Center, 10:45 a.m. Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington. Reservations. (413) 442-4360, ext 15.

 

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Weekend OUT: Annual LGBT weekend with tours, talks, free events. 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 Pillow Talk, "The Essential Tere O'Connor," 5 p.m. Free Inside/Out Performance: Rochester City Ballet (RCB) 4Play, an en pointe, modern-day "battle of the sexes," 6:15 p.m. Becket.

 

KID STUFF

Adams

Movie night, "Spy Kids, All the Time in the World," starts at dusk, free, Adams Town Hall Lawn. www.celebrateadams.com.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Just So Stories," animal fables by Rudyard Kipling, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. outdoors at Neil Ellenoff Stage, Stockbridge.

Performance Space 21

"Off Leash for Kids" 1 p.m. Family version of Walking the Dog Theater improvisation performance. Chatham, N.Y.

MUSIC

Guthrie Center

Legendary songwriter, composer and singer Jimmy Webb, writer of "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston" and many more, doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Troubador series, folk music. Great Barrington.

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.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

"Wind and Whimsy" -- Poulenc and Mendelssohn, Sonata for flute and piano with Christopher Krueger, flute; Gregory Hayes, piano; Andrew Eng, violin; Tae Kim, piano; Daniel Dona, viola; Agnes Kim, cello, 7 p.m., Charlemont.

Tanglewood

Prelude Concert with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra at 6 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. "This Week at Tanglewood" panel discussion with moderator Martin Bookspan and guest artists, 7:15 p.m.; Boston Symphony Orchestra with Vladimir Jurowski, conductor, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano: Wagner Prelude to Die Meistersinger, Liszt Totentanz, for piano and orchestra, Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Eroica, 8:30 p.m. In the Shed, Lenox.

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Southern Comfort," transgendered man and trans girlfriend in Georgia, new work from the Musical Theatre Lab, 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "The Chosen," adaptation of Chaim Potok novel, 8 p.m. Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe Festival

"Mahalla," 5 p.m. found text, dance and real-life events tell two stories of deliverance from Egypt: the Passover story of Jews escaping the Pharaoh an the revolutionary spirit of Arab Spring. Pick your own price' opening night. "The other Mozart," 7 p.m. -- the acclaimed sister of Amadeus, Nannerl Mozart was a celebrated keyboard virtuoso and composer who toured Europe; how has she faded into obscurity? ‘"Dead Letter Office" (a prelude to "Bartleby the Scrivener"), 9 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... 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.

Chester Theatre

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

Mass Live Arts

"Seagull (Thinking of You)," 8 p.m. Half Straddle, Brooklyn company re-imagines Anton Chekhov's iconic play, through his letters and translations, with a Russian folk metal-influenced score, 8 p.m. Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Mettawee River Theatre

"Taliesen," medieval Welsh tale of sorcery and court intrigue, told with giant figures, puppets and masks, 8 p.m. Omi Arts Center lawn, Ghent, N.Y. www.mettawee.org.

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

Shakespeare & Company

"Les Faux Pas," Molière adaptation, 5:30 p.m. "Richard II," Shakespeare's Tudor look at the War of the Roses, 7:30 p.m. "None but the Lonely Heart," 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

Fridays@3, 3 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown. "Dracula," 7 p.m., Poker Flats Field, Williamstown. "Pygmalion," 8 p.m., Family night, Main Stage, Williamstown.

 

Saturday, July 20

ART

Frelinghuysen Morris House

"Enrich Your Modern Art Experience," workshops with Director and artist Kinney Frelinghuysen, a free-wheeling, drop-in workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. at the historic house of abstract artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen. Frescoes, sculptures and murals, their work and their collection. Lenox.

Williams College Museum of Art

"Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980" opens. Exhibit chronicles the vital legacy of the African American arts community in Los Angeles, examining a pioneering group of black artists who helped shape the creative output of Southern California during a turbulent time in American history. Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Athenaeum

"Courage at Home - Courage at War: The Berkshire men of the 54th MA Infantry Regiment" by Berkshire Historian David Levinson, 2 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Free. (413) 499 9480.

Corvettes of Berkshire

Cars for Kids 2013 Car and Truck Show, Bedard Bros. Chevrolet in Cheshire. Classics, antiques, muscle cars, custom, all kinds, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Berkshire County Kids' Place and Violence Prevention Center. Spectators get in free. Food, displays, raffles, bake sale, lottery tree and trophies awarded. www.corvettesofberkshire.org.

Stephentown Community Tag Sale

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the field next to Gardner's Coffee Shop on Route 22 in Stephentown, N.Y. Rain date is Sunday, July 21. Stephentown Historical Society assembles individuals and organization tables. (518) 733-5170.

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Weekend OUT: Annual LGBT weekend with tours, talks, free events. Ballet BC, one of Canada's top contemporary ballet companies, works with international choreographers, 2 an 8 p.m. Tere O'Connor Dance, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m., expression and political observation, "Cover Boy" explores the closeted gay experience. Free Pillow Talk with Pillow dance alums, 5 p.m. Free Inside/Out Performance: The School at Jacob's Pillow Contemporary 6:15 p.m. Becket.

Lenox Contradance

Live music by Tidal Wave, caller Steve Zakon-Anderson, 8-11:30 p.m., new dancers at 8 p.m. Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox. (413)528-4007. www.lenoxcontradance.org.

 

HISTORY

Susan B. Anthony Birthplace

"Massachusetts Suffrage and Anti-Suffrage Movements," how the Massachusetts population sided on the Suffrage Movement at the turn of the century, 3 p.m. Free. Adams.

 

KID STUFF

Mass MoCA

Kids Can Too, 11 a.m., part of Bang on a Can contemporary music festival, North Adams.

MUSIC

Berkshire Choral Festival

Lauridsen's Mid-Winter Songs and the Dona Nobis Pacem and Five Mystical Songs of Vaughan Williams, 7:30 p.m. Springfield Symphony and the 150-voice Festival Choir conducted by Jerry Blackstone, Director of Choirs at University of Michigan. Free talk about the works, 6:15 p.m. Berkshire School, Sheffield. (413) 229-1999.

Guthrie Center

Legendary songwriter, composer and singer Jimmy Webb, writer of "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston" and many more, doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Troubador series, folk music. Great Barrington.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

The Fab Faux: The Beatles tribute band, 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA

Gabriel Kahane , classical-folk-pop singer/songwriter, in concert, 8 p.m.

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

Mohawk Trail Concerts

"Wind and Whimsy" -- Poulenc and Mendelssohn, Sonata for flute and piano with Christopher Krueger, flute; Gregory Hayes, piano; Andrew Eng, violin; Tae Kim, piano; Daniel Dona, viola; Agnes Kim, cello, 7:30 p.m., Charlemont.

Tanglewood

Pre-Rehearsal Talk at 9:30 a.m.; rehearsal for Saturday program at 10:30 a.m.; Wagner's "Die Walküre, Act 3" with Boston Symphony Orchestra with Lothar Koenigs, conductor, cast to include Katarina Dalayman, soprano, as Brünnhilde; Amber Wagner, soprano, as Sieglinde; Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, as Wotan, 8:30 p.m. in the Shed, Lenox.

 

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Fete des Fleurs: Annual Summer Gala, 5 to 8 p.m., benefits the botanical garden. Held at Rockland Farm.

Berkshire Sanctuaries

Crickets, Critters, and Cocktails V Gala benefit, 5 p.m. Food and drink, silent auction, live jazz band and Berkshire Bateria drumming. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox. (413) 637-0320.

Master gardeners

Western Mass Master Gardeners workshop: Herbs, What to do with what you've grown, 10 a.m. demonstration gardens behind Springside House, Springside Park, off upper North Street, Pittsfield. Free, rain or shine. (413) 743-5193.

Project Native

Bug and butterfly safari, 9:30 a.m. Overview of Project Native and the Butterfly House. Walk to find and collect eggs, caterpillars and butterflies to relocate into the Butterfly House. Tricks for finding eggs and caterpillars. Identify host plants and ecologically harvest food for caterpillars in the Butterfly House. All ages are welcome. Free, Housatonic.

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Southern Comfort," 8 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "The Chosen," adaptation of Chaim Potok novel, 8 p.m. Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe Festival

Free community workshop, 1:30 p.m. Fringe artists teach performance. "Dead Letter Office," 5 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... "The other Mozart," 7 p.m. -- the acclaimed sister of Amadeus, Nannerl Mozart was a celebrated keyboard virtuoso and composer who toured Europe; how has she faded into obscurity? "Mahalla," 9 p.m. found text, dance and real-life events tell two stories of deliverance from Egypt: the Passover story of Jews escaping the Pharaoh an the revolutionary spirit of Arab Spring. Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Oklahoma!" Rogers & Hammerstein musical, 2 and 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. "Extremities," 2 and 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, 2 p.m., Chester.

Mass Live Arts

"Seagull (Thinking of You)," 8 p.m. Half Straddle, Brooklyn company re-imagines Anton Chekhov's iconic play, through his letters and translations, with a Russian folk metal-influenced score, 8 p.m. Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

The Mount

"Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights' Dream," 12:30 p.m. Shakespeare & Company returns to The Mount with Northeast Regional Tour. Bring seating and blanket, 90-minute performance outside in the Dell. Lenox.

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

Shakespeare & Company

Behind-the-scenes tour, 10:30 a.m. "Love's Labour's Lost," Shakespearean romantic comedy, 2 p.m. "None but the Lonely Heart," 3 p.m."Les Faux Pas," 5:30 p.m. "Richard II," Shakespeare's Tudor look at the War of the Roses, 7:30 p.m. "Master Class," 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

"Pygmalion," 3:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown. "Hapgood," 3:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

 

WRITING

William Cullen Bryant Day

Join in this celebration of poetry and speech. National Poet Laureates Richard Wilbur and William Jay Smith will both read their poetry on grounds of poet William Cullen Bryant's historic homestead. Music from Wintergreen. Noon to 4:30 pm. Picnics welcome and nature trails through an old growth forest. Full schedule at www.thetrustees.org.

West Stockbridge Library

Friends of the the West Stockbridge Library annual book sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. West Stockbridge Library, Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge.

 

Sunday, July 21

ART

Clark Art Institute

"The Call of the Once-Wild: Winslow Homer and the Adirondacks 1870-1910," 3 p.m. David Tatham, professor emeritus, Department of Art and Music Histories, Syracuse University, will speak on Winslow Homer's four-decade association with the Adirondacks. Free talk examines geographies important to Homer. Williamstown.

Frelinghuysen Morris House

"Enrich Your Modern Art Experience," workshops with Director and artist Kinney Frelinghuysen, a free-wheeling, drop-in workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. at the historic house of abstract artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen. Frescoes, sculptures and murals, their work and their collection. Lenox.

 

COMMUNITY

Polish Picnic 2013

Polish and American foods for purchase, live music by "The Rymanowski Brothers," entertainment and games from noon to 6 p.m., free, at St. Joseph Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield. (413) 442-5157.

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

Weekend OUT: Annual LGBT weekend with tours, talks, free events. Ballet BC, one of Canada's top contemporary ballet companies, works with international choreographers, 2 p.m. Tere O'Connor Dance, 2:15 p.m., expression and political observation, "Cover Boy" explores the closeted gay experience. Master class with Tere O'Connor. Film "Five Dances," with choreographer Jonah Bokaer and writer-director Alan Brown, 4:30 p.m. Becket.

MUSIC

Clark Art Institute

Free concert with Incendio, 6 p.m. Latin guitar world fusion group Incendio combines a unique alchemy of composition, technique and performance, intertwining seductive melodies with explosive improvisatory journeys. Williamstown.

Guthrie Center

Tom Chapin, three time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and instrumentalist brings songs and storiesincluding a few by his late brother, singer/songwriter and activist Harry Chapin. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Troubador series, folk music. Great Barrington.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Natalie Merchant with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, 7 p.m. Merchant performs with symphony orchestras throughout the world. Former lead vocalist and lyricist of the pop music band 10,000 Maniacs, released two platinum and four gold records with the group in first wave of alternative rock bands. Great Barrington.

Sevenars Concerts

Kinga Augustyn, Young vituoso violinist, with Jacek Mysinski, piano, 4 to 6 p.m. Admission by suggested donation, refreshments included. Worthington.

Tanglewood

Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman, conductor, violin, and viola; Elizabeth Rowe, flute; John Ferrillo, oboe; Thomas Rolfs, trumpet; Malcolm Lowe, violin; Amanda Forsyth, cello -- Vivaldi Concerto in B-flat for violin, cello, and strings, and Concerto in A minor for two violins and strings; J.S. Bach Concerto No. 2 in E for violin and strings and Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F; and Teleman Concerto in G for viola and strings. 2:30 p.m. in the Shed, Lenox.

 

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

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

Tamarack Hollow

Wahconah Falls natural an cultural history walk -- Talc mines, waterfalls, glacier erratics, 9 to 11 a.m. Register aimee@gaiaroots.com.

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

Conversation with Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok on adapting novel to play, free, 3 p.m., Mainstage; "Southern Comfort," 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "The Chosen," adaptation of Chaim Potok novel, 5 p.m. Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe Festival

"Mahalla," 6 p.m. found text, dance and real-life events tell two stories of deliverance from Egypt: the Passover story of Jews escaping the Pharaoh an the revolutionary spirit of Arab Spring. "Dead Letter Office," 8 p.m. (a prelude to "Bartleby the Scrivener") -- the Enlightenment has ended, technology now rules the world and a top-secret group of language adepts find their services are no longer needed... Great Barrington.

Mass Live Arts

"Seagull (Thinking of You)," 8 p.m. Half Straddle, Brooklyn company re-imagines Anton Chekhov's iconic play, through his letters and translations, with a Russian folk metal-influenced score, 8 p.m. Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Mettawee River Theatre

"Taliesen," medieval Welsh tale of sorcery and court intrigue, told with giant figures, puppets and masks, 8 p.m. Pettingill Field, Cummington. www.mettawee.org.

Oldcastle Theatre

"Northern Boulevard," 2 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

Author talk with Elisabeth Glitter, "The Imprisoned Guest," 10:30 a.m. "Richard II," 2 p.m. "Master Class," 3 p.m. "Love's Labour's Lost," Shakespearean romantic comedy, 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, 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

"Pygmalion," 2 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown. "Hapgood," 2 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

 

WRITING

Chabad

"Torah Workshops in Tanglewood Country," 10 a.m. Discussion of Bible stories. Pittsfield.

 

Monday, July 22

ART

Becket Arts Center

"The Beeline Ramblers: A Unique Blend of Lyrics and Music" Americana and Roots based Folk music. Fran and Lisa Mandeville play guitars, mandolins, and dulcimers. 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 and 8 p.m. Lenox Memorial High School.

MUSIC

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.

Performance Space 21

Summer community sing led by David Grunberg with Michael Clement at the piano, 7:30 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Tanglewood

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra with Stéphane Denève, conductor and Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellows: All-Debussy program: "Jeux," "Danses sacrées et profanes," and "La Mer," 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall, Lenox.

 

THEATER

Berkshire Fringe Festival

"Dead Letter Office," 7 p.m. (a prelude to "Bartleby the Scrivener") -- the Enlightenment has ended, technology now rules the world and a top-secret group of language adepts find their services are no longer needed... "Mahalla," 9 p.m. found text, dance and real-life events tell two stories of deliverance from Egypt: the Passover story of Jews escaping the Pharaoh an the revolutionary spirit of Arab Spring. Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

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

 

WRITING

The Mount

"The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo," author's talk and tea with Tom Reiss, 4 p.m. story of the real Count of Monte Cristo, General Alex Dumas, a forgotten hero: Father of the author Alexandre Dumas and the son of a black slave, General Dumas inspired such classics as The Three Musketeers. Lenox.

Yiddish short stories

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

 

Tuesday, July 23

FILM

Performance Space 21

"Round Midnight," legendary sax player Dexter Gordon plays Dale Turner, a jazz musician living in New York in the 1950s and spiraling into despair and addiction to alcohol and drugs. 8:30 p.m., free. Chatham, N.Y.

HISTORY

Ventfort Hall

Beverly Wolov, "Power Dressing in the 18th Century: Who Did It, Why and How." Lenox.

MUSIC

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

Last Summer on Earth Tour: Blockbuster indie rock bands Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and Guster in concert, 7 p.m. in the Shed. Lenox.

 

OUTDOORS

Notchview

Full Moon Hike, 8 to 10 p.m. Family-friendly walk as the summer moon rises to discover what goes on at night in the forest. Tuesday Trail Team working on Notchview's trail system. Repairs to Skating Loop and Windsor Trail. Second and fourth Tuesdays, July to October. Windsor, (413) 684-0148. www.thetrustees.org

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Southern Comfort," 7 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "The Chosen," adaptation of Chaim Potok novel, 7 p.m. Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Same Time, Next Year," 8 p.m., after a passionate chance meeting, the two married travelers meet once a year to rekindle their relationship. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Extremities," 8 p.m., psychological thriller, a young woman is violently attacked in her own home. Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge.

Mettawee River Theatre

"Taliesen," medieval Welsh tale of sorcery and court intrigue, told with giant figures, puppets and masks, 8 p.m. Windsor Lake Park, North Adams. www.mettawee.org.

The Mount

"Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights' Dream," 6 p.m. Shakespeare & Company returns to The Mount with Northeast Regional Tour. Bring seating and blanket, 90-minute performance outside in the Dell. Lenox.

Shakespeare & Company

"Master Class," 3 p.m. Tuesday talk with the cast of "None but the Lonely Heart," 5 p.m. "Richard II," 7:30 p.m. "Heroes," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Pygmalion," 7:30 p.m., with talkback, Main Stage, Williamstown.

 

 

WRITING

Tuesday project

Jon Sands, featured writer reads, 8 p.m., yBar, 391 North St., Pittsfield. wxw365.com.

 

Wednesday, July 24

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

L-E-V, Israeli avante-garde contemporary dance company, 8 p.m. Dorrance Dance with Michelle Dorrance, founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance, one of the most sought after tap dancers of her generation, 8:15 p.m. with live music. Free Inside/Out Performance: Earl Mosley/Life Dance Company, 6:15 p.m. Becket.

HISTORY

Bascom Lodge

"Civilian Conservation Corps and Bascom Lodge," Alec Gillman, presents an illustrated talk about the CCC on Mount Greylock and the building of the Lodge. 6 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

Our Rabbis Teach: lunchtime series on mysticism, social justice, health and healing and more, free, 11:45 a.m., 270 State Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-6378.

Shaker Museum & Library

39th Annual Shaker Seminar, immersion in Shaker history and Shaker landscapes, today through July28. Information: hancockshakervillage.org.

Ventfort Hall

Treasures and Tea, 4 to 6 p.m. Congregatin Knesset Israel hosts tea and talk by Gloria Leiberman, Vice President of Skinner Appraisal, Inc., who will discuss the inner workings of the famous Boston Auction House. Lenox.

 

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage

"Little Mermaid" youth show, 7 p.m. at the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

MUSIC

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

Moonshine Holler, 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

Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Daniel Harding, conductor, and Paul Lewis on piano: Dean "Testament," Schumann Symphony No. 2, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25, Sibelius Symphony No. 7, at 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall, Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Chosen," adaptation of Chaim Potok novel, 2 an 7 p.m., Mainstage. "Southern Comfort," 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe Festival

"Moment of impact," 7 p.m., physical theater and aerieal performance inspired by a real an tragic journey on Amtrak from Brattleboro to New Haven. ‘Pick your own price' opening night. "Dead Letter Office," 9 p.m. (a prelude to "Bartleby the Scrivener") -- the Enlightenment has ended, technology now rules the world and a top-secret group of language adepts find their services are no longer needed... Great Barrington.

Berkshire Playwrights Lab

Staged Reading of new play, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Same Time, Next Year," 7 p.m., after a passionate chance meeting, the two married travelers meet once a year to rekindle their relationship. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Extremities," 7 p.m., psychological thriller, a young woman is violently attacked in her own home. Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge.

Shakespeare & Company

Behind-the-scenes tour, 10:30 a.m. "None but the Lonely Heart," 3 p.m. with Q&A. Studio series, new works: "Seminar" by Theresa Rebeck, 5 p.m. "Les Faux Pas," 5:30 p.m. "Master Class," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Pygmalion," 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Main Stage, Willaimstown. "Johnny Baseball," preview. The infamous Curse of the Boston Red Sox is brought to life through the changing fortunes of three orphaned souls: Johnny O'Brien, a hard-luck right hander on the 1919 Red Sox; his idol, Babe Ruth; and Daisy Wyatt, a dazzling African-American blues singer and the love of Johnny's life. 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

 

WRITING

Becket Arts Center

Poetry In Motion with Annie Rye, movement therapist and educator. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (413) 623-6635 to register. 7 Brooker Hill Rd., Becket.