Thursday, July 25

ART

Community Access to the Arts

"I am a Part of Art" annual Art show and poetry reading, 5:30 p.m. at The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. Communityaccesstothearts.org

Downstreet Art

Art openings and receptions citywide. Ibrahim Quarashi, a Pakistani artist who works with photography, photo painting, video, film, installation, performance, dance and theatre, MCLA Gallery 51. Michelle Lauriat, drawings on perceptions of place, 53 Main St. Solly Kh, an independent curator based in Teheran, Iran, curating"Message from Iran" at 18 Holden St. with video by artists Amirhossein Bayani and Peyman Shafieehizade to reflect the struggle of a territory on war. Japanese-born choreographer/dancers Eiko and Koma, theater of movement out of stillness, shape, light and sound, 69 Union St. Music and entertainment, 6 p.m. Downtown 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. WTF actors mine the exhibition "Now Dig This!" for inspiration and animate the galleries with performances. Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

Norman Rockwell Museum

Four Freedoms Forum: "Youth, Identity, and the Media," 5:30 p.m. Town Hall conversation inspired by Rockwell's Four Freedoms paintings explores aspects of democracy in a changing and global world. Commentators and community discourse, with a reception to follow. Free. Stockbridge.

Ventfort Hall

Congregation Knesset Israel hosts Skinner Appraisal Day, noon to 5 p.m. Bring jewelry, silver and small valuables for verbal appraisal. 104 Walker St., Lenox.

 

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: Vacanti Ballets, 6:15 p.m. Becket.

 

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage

"Little Mermaid" youth show, 2 p.m. at the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

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

Adams Library

Award-winning performer Diane Edgecomb will present "Digging Dinosaurs" and other tales, 4 p.m., Adams Library, 92 Park Street, Adams, 413-743-8345, Adams.

 

MUSIC

Adams

Live music outdoors at Adams Town Common, 7 p.m., free. www.celebrateadams.com

Berkshire Gateway Jazz

Weekend of national and local jazz musicians: Greg Caputo Big Band, Phil Woods, and the Freddie Bryant Quartet at First Congregational Church, 25 Park Place, and other venues. Full schedule www.BerkshiresJazz.org

Berkshire Theatre Group

Power Balladz: The Ultimate 80s Sing-Along, 7:30 p.m. at The Colonial Theatre, 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.

Tanglewood

Garrick Ohlsson, piano: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 "Pastoral," Schubert Fantasy "Wanderer," Griffes "The Night Winds," "Barcarolle" and "The White Peacock," Chopin "Fantaisie in F minor" and "Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor," 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall, Lenox.

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

Conversation with "Southern Comfort" composer and lyricist and members of local transgendered community, free at St. Germain Stage, 4 p.m. "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 about two boys from two different Jewish communities in Brooklyn, N.Y., 8 p.m. Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe Festival

"Painting his wings: A partial puppet play," 7 p.m. one family's devastating loss and their fragile journey towards reshaping their lives. ‘Pick your own price' opening night. "Moment of impact," 9 p.m., physical theater and aerieal performance inspired by a real an tragic journey on Amtrak from Brattleboro to New Haven. Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Same Time, Next Year," 8 p.m., after a passionate chance meeting, the two married travelers decide to 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.

Mass Live Arts

"Mona's House of Dance," 8 p.m.Tina Satter and Half Straddle with New York City Players present work-in-progress showing and panel on new work set in tap studio in a small town. Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

The Mount

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

Shakespeare & Company

"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

"The Taffetas," musical, 8 p.m. Tour of fabulous 50's with four singing sisters in a tribute to Patti Page, The McGuire Sisters and the Chordettes. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Johnny Baseball," 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Opening Night, Nikos Stage, Williamstown. "Pygmalion," 7:30 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown. Cabaret, 10:30 p.m., Goodrich Hall, Williamstown.

 

Friday, July 26

ART

Music & More

"Visual Metaphors" invitational show, 30 regional mixed-media artists, opening 5 to 7 p.m. show to Aug. 25. Meeting House Gallery, New Marlborough.

 

COMMUNITY

Congregation Knesset Israel

Rabbis Who Love the Berkshires talk: "Jewish Sacred Journeys: Pilgrimage and the Holy Land," 11 a.m., free. 70 Kemble St., Lenox, Shakespeare & Company.

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: Texture Contemporary Ballet, 6:15 p.m. Free PillowTalk: Jacob's Pillow Coast-to-Coast celebrates "Never Stand Still" documentary, 5 p.m. Becket.

KID STUFF

Adams

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

Barrington Stage

"Little Mermaid" youth show, 2 and 7 p.m. at the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Sanctuaries

Insect Safari: Explore the sanctuary's varied habitats with binoculars and harmless nets, 10 a.m. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox.

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

Jamal Jackson Dance Youth Workshop performance, 1 p.m., ends weeklong program for youth exploring African and African-American dance. Chatham, N.Y.

MUSIC

Berkshire Gateway Jazz

Weekend of national and local jazz musicians: Greg Caputo Big Band, Phil Woods, and the Freddie Bryant Quartet at First Congregational Church, 25 Park Place, and other venues. Full schedule www.BerkshiresJazz.org.

Guthrie Center

Makem and Spain Brothers, Irish folk singers, 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

Arriaga, Crumb, Schumann, with Joel Pitchon, Masako Yanagita, violin; Ronald Gorevic, viola; Molly Aronson, cello; Anne Koscielny, piano; Kezia Gorevic Fisher, 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 Christoph Eschenbach, conductor and piano, and Christine Schäfer, soprano: All-Mozart program -- "Ch'io mi scordi di teŠNon temer, amato bene," Concert aria for soprano and orchestra, with piano; Piano Concerto No. 12 in A, Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter," 8:30 p.m. in the Shed, Lenox.

 

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Cocktails in Great Gardens: home of Sharon Casdin, 5 to 7 p.m. See a private garden, 795 Rannapo Road, Ashley Falls. Reservations (413) 298-3926.

Berkshire Sanctuaries

Twilight World of Bats, 7 p.m. Natural history and diversity of bats and a search for bats, Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox.

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The Chosen," adaptation of Chaim Potok novel, 2 and 8 p.m. Mainstage. "Southern Comfort," 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe Festival

"A monolog dedicated to Dexter," an imaginary catalog in dance of stories of memory and fear, 5 p.m. ‘Pick your own price' opening night. "Painting his wings: A partial puppet play," 7 p.m. one family's devastating loss and their fragile journey towards reshaping their lives. "Moment of impact," 9 p.m., physical theater and aerieal performance inspired by a real an tragic journey on Amtrak from Brattleboro to New Haven. Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Same Time, Next Year," 8 p.m., after a passionate chance meeting, the two married travelers decide to 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.

Mass Live Arts

"Mona's House of Dance," 8 p.m.Tina Satter and Half Straddle with New York City Players present work-in-progress showing and panel on new work set in tap studio in a small town. Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Shakespeare & Company

Riotous Youth, 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., performance created with the audience. "Les Faux Pas," Molière adaptation, 5:30 p.m. "Mother Courage and Her Children," Olympia Dukakis in Bertold Brecht play set in 30 Years War, 7:30 p.m. "Heroes," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

"The Taffetas," musical, 8 p.m. Tour of fabulous 50's with four singing sisters in a tribute to Patti Page, The McGuire Sisters and the Chordettes. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Fridays@3, 3 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown. "Pygmalion," 8 p.m., family night, Main Stage, Williamstown. "Johnny Baseball," 8 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown. Cabaret, 11 p.m., Goodrich Hall, Williamstown.

 

WRITING

Fiction reading

Charles McCarry will read from his latest novel, "Shanghai Factor, 7 p.m. The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St., Lenox. www.bookstoreinlenox.com.

Writers Read

Poets and writers reading their work. Mark Farrington and David Giannini, 5:30 p.m. Free at Good Purpose Gallery, Starving Artist Cafe, 40 Main Street, Lee. (413) 394-5045.

 

Saturday, July 27

ART

Otis Cultural Council

Sixth Annual Otis Arts Festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Free. Farmington River Elementary School, 555 N. Main Road, Route 8, Otis.

COMMUNITY

Clark Art Institute

Stone Hill Fifth Anniversary Celebration, 1-4 p.m.: Admission to Stone Hill Center free all day, and free tours of the exhibition Kidspace @ the Clark: Lions, and Tigers, and Museums, Oh My!Cookout on the lawn and free cake and ice cream at 3:30 p.m. Kids and grownups can build a fairy house in the woods along the Nan and Howard Paths. Free. Williamstown.

Sandisfield Arts Center

"Local heroes II," a night of thanks and good cheer for the local heroes among us, 7 p.m. Sandisfield.

 

DANCE

Lift Ev'ry Voice

Olga Dunn Dance Company in "High Note to Heaven," a celebration of gospel dance, and jazz music at the Dunn Studios Up Close! Space. 7 p.m., 321 Main St. Great Barrington. Benefits student dance scholarships. www.olgadunndance.org or (413) 528-9674.

Jacob's Pillow

L-E-V, Israeli avante-garde contemporary dance company, 2 and 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, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m. with live music. Free Inside/Out Performance: School at Jacob's Pillow Contemporary, 6:15 p.m. Free PillowTalk: Michelle Dorrance and composer Toshi Reagon, 4 p.m. Becket.

 

HISTORY

Bidwell House Museum

History Talk: The Garden in the Woods: Archaeology at Kampoosa Bog in Stockbridge. UMass Professor of Anthropology Eric Johnson on finds of a 4000-year-old settlement and what we know about earliest human life in the Berkshires. 10 a.m. at Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham.

Susan B. Anthony Birthplace

"A day in the life of young Susan B," noon. A theatrical performance about a typical day in the life of Susan B. Anthony at age 6, performed by local children and adults. Free. Adams.

 

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage

"Little Mermaid" youth show, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Museum

Kitchen Ka-Boom, 11 a.m. Kid-safe science experiments using items found in almost any kitchen. Museum Adventures (ages 2-4) 11 a.m., songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more in the Aquarium and galleries. Older and younger siblings are welcome. Pittsfield.

Williamstown Library

Musician Tom Sieling performs a family music show, "Howl at the Moon with a Ground-Dweller Tune!" 2 p.m. Routes 2 and 7, Williamstown. (413) 458-5369.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

Joe Iconis and family, composer and lyricist of "The Black Suits" in an evening of song, 10:30 p.m. Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Choral Festival

Britten's Spring Symphony and Vivaldi's Gloria (sung in Latin), 7:30 p.m. Springfield Symphony and the 150-voice Festival Choir conducted by Nicholas Cleobury, Principal Conductor of the Oxford Bach Choir; Artistic Director of Mid-Wales Opera; and Founder Laureate of Britten Symphonia. Free talk about the works at 6:15 p.m. Berkshire School, Sheffield. (413) 229-1999.

Berkshire Gateway Jazz

Weekend of national and local jazz musicians: Greg Caputo Big Band, Phil Woods, and the Freddie Bryant Quartet at First Congregational Church, 25 Park Place, and other venues. Full schedule www.BerkshiresJazz.org.

Guthrie Center

Grand Slambovians, 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Troubador series, folk music. Great Barrington.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Manhattan Transfer, jazz a cappella group, 8 p.m. Tim Hauser, a former New York City cab driver, founded harmony vocal quartet 40 years ago -- group has won Grammy awards in jazz and pop, and were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998. Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA

Bang on a Can summer festival recitals in the galleries 4:30 p.m. with faculty and fellows; Bang on a Can All-Stars, 8 p.m. North Adams.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Arriaga, Crumb, Schumann, with Joel Pitchon, Masako Yanagita, violin; Ronald Gorevic, viola; Molly Aronson, cello; Anne Koscielny, piano; Kezia Gorevic Fisher, cello. 7 p.m., Charlemont.

Tanglewood

Pre-Rehearsal Talk at 9:30 a.m.; rehearsal for Saturday program at 10:30 a.m.; Boston Symphony Orchestra with Andris Nelsons, conductor, and Kristi¯ne Opolais, soprano; Lioba Braun, mezzo-soprano; Dmytro Popov, tenor; Ferruccio Furlanetto, bass; and Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor: Verdi Requiem, 8:30 p.m. in the Shed, Lenox.

Tannery Pond concerts

Miró Quartet, chamber group in residence at the University of Texas at Austin, 8 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

 

OUTOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

Herpetology Walk: Family-friendly stroll with a naturalist to learn about frogs, toads, salamanders, snakes and tother amphibians and reptiles, 10 a.m., Sheffield.

Master gardeners

Western Mass Master Gardeners workshop: Choosing, growing and harvesting vegetables, 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.

Tamarack Hollow

Chesterfield Gorge exploration of the Westfield River Watershed with naturalist Aimee Gelinas, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (413) 532-1631, ext. 10 or pvregion@ttor.org.

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Southern Comfort," 4 and 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 techniques. "Moment of impact," 5 p.m., physical theater and aerieal performance inspired by a real an tragic journey on Amtrak from Brattleboro to New Haven. "A monolog dedicated to Dexter," an imaginary catalog in dance of stories of memory and fear, 7 p.m. "Painting his wings: A partial puppet play," 9 p.m. one family's devastating loss and their fragile journey towards reshaping their lives. Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Same Time, Next Year," 2 and 8 p.m., after a passionate chance meeting, the two married travelers decide to meet once a year to rekindle their relationship. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Extremities," 2 and 8 p.m., psychological thriller, a young woman is violently attacked in her own home. Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge.

Lift Ev'ry Voice

Williamstown Theatre Festival hosts post-performance discussion on African-Americans in baseball and local history after "Johnny Baseball," a new musical on triumphing over the infamous "Curse" of the Boston Red Sox. Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

Mass Live Arts

"Mona's House of Dance," 8 p.m.Tina Satter and Half Straddle with New York City Players present work-in-progress showing and panel on new work set in tap studio in a small town. 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

"Hilary Chaplain: A Life in Her Day," 8 p.m. Winner of the Solo Show Award at the International Fringe Festival in New York City. Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

Behind-the-scenes tour, 10:30 a.m. "Love's Labour's Lost," 2 p.m. "Master Class," 3 p.m. "Les Faux Pas," 5:30 p.m. "Mother Courage and Her Chilren," 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

"The Taffetas," musical, 4 and 8 p.m. Tour of fabulous 50's with four singing sisters in a tribute to Patti Page, The McGuire Sisters and the Chordettes. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Pygmalion," 3:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown. "Johnny Baseball," 3:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown. Cabaret, 11 p.m., Goodrich Hall, Williamstown.

 

Sunday, July 28

ART

Clark Art Institute

"George Inness: Sacred and Profane Spaces," 3 p.m. Adrienne Baxter Bell explores George Inness's engagement with art as a form of philosophical inquiry -- an opportunity to explore ideas about reality, cosmology and existence. Free. Williamstown.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

"Portraits of Berkshire County Elders," photography exhibit: Reception for elders. Part of summer-long festival of music, performance, dance and more celebrating African-American life, culture, history and community, strength and creativity in the Berkshires. www.liftevryvoice.org. 28 Renne Ave, Pittsfield.

 

COMMUNITY

14th Annual Blueberry Festival

Pancake breakfast 9 to 11 a.m., and live music and entertainment, early 19th-century crafts, antiques, children's activities, demonstrations and blueberries, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Austerlitz Historical Society, Old Austerlitz, N.Y.

Otis Cultural Council

The Nutshell Playhouse presents a free program at 11 am at The Knox Trail in Otis. The show will consist of original music, clownerie and puppets for the whole family. Knox Trail Inn, Rte.23, East Otis. (413) 269-4400.

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

L-E-V, Israeli avante-garde contemporary dance company, 2 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, 2:15 p.m. with live Master Class: Michelle Dorrance. Becket.

 

HISTORY

Shaker Museum & Library

39th Annual Shaker Seminar, immersion in Shaker history and Shaker landscapes, July 24 through today. Information: hancockshakervillage.org.

 

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage

"Little Mermaid" youth show, 3 p.m. at the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

 

MUSIC

Adams

Adams Historical Society presents the Eagles State Band, 3 p.m., free at the Adams Visitor Center, Hoosac Street.

Barrington Stage Company

Joe Iconis and family, composer and lyricist of "The Black Suits" in an evening of song, 8 p.m. Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Bascom Lodge

Sounds of Argentina. Tomás Murmis and friends lead musical journey through the folk landscapes of South America. 6 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

Berkshire Gateway Jazz

Weekend of national and local jazz musicians: Greg Caputo Big Band, Phil Woods, and the Freddie Bryant Quartet at First Congregational Church, 25 Park Place, and other venues. Full schedule www.BerkshiresJazz.org.

Berkshire Music School

Berkshire Music School students and faculty perform 2 p.m. at Pugzee's Farm, Washington Mountain Road, Becket. (413) 442-1411.

Challahpalooza

Berkshire Music Festival with Sam Glaser, top Jewish musician who performs from from Sydney to London to Hong Kong and Tel Aviv. Duffin Theater. Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St. Lenox.

Performance Space 21

"Berkshire Bop Society" community lawn dance concert, 6 p.m. Tribute to Thelonius Monk in stride and song with Lincoln Mayorga, piano, Sheri Bauer-Mayorga, vocals, Otto Gardner, bass, and Ted MacKenzie, drums. Followed by Swing and Salsa dancing. Chatham, N.Y.

Sevenars Concerts

American Music for Piano Duo: Jazz, classical, and more, Kirk Whipple and Marilyn Morales, composer/pianists, 4 to 6 p.m. Admission by suggested donation, refreshments included. Worthington.

Tanglewood

Boston Symphony Orchestra with Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, and Garrick Ohlsson, piano: Dvorak "Carnival Overture" and "Symphony No. 9, From the New World," and Prokofiev, "Piano Concerto No. 3," 2:30 p.m. in the Shed, Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

"Bugs, Bones and Birds," for families and kids of all ages. Take a walk with local naturalist Lisa Provencher, of Dr. Augie's Science and Art Programs, and explore the flora and fauna of the summit at Mt. Greylock. 1 to 3 p.m. ree. Summit of Mount Greylock.

Bartholomew's Cobble

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

Berkshire Sanctuaries

Canoe Trip to Upper and Lower Goose Ponds, Lee and Tyringham, 8 a.m. to noon. Explore the coves and marshes of one of the Berkshires' most beautiful lakes. Paddle across Lower Goose Pond to pristine Upper Goose Pond in search of ravens, hawks, herons, and a variety of songbirds. Run by Pleasant Valley Sanctuaries, Lenox.

Garden Conservancy

Open Days Program: Three private gardens open to the public for self-guided tours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Richmond, MA; and Canaan and New Lebanon, N.Y. (888)842-2442.

Adams

Susan B. Anthony Pedal and Plod (traditional biathlon event), 8:30 a.m., Adams Town Common. www.celebrateadams.com

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Southern Comfort," 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "The Chosen," adaptation of Chaim Potok novel, 5 p.m. Mainstage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe Festival

"Painting his wings: A partial puppet play," 3 p.m. one family's devastating loss and their fragile journey towards reshaping their lives. "Moment of impact," 6 p.m., physical theater and aerieal performance inspired by a real an tragic journey on Amtrak from Brattleboro to New Haven. "A monolog dedicated to Dexter," an imaginary catalog in dance of stories of memory and fear, 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

GFour Productions presents "Menopause The Musical," 3 p.m. Great Barrington.

Shakespeare & Company

Author's talk with Governor eval Patrick and Massachusetts First Lady Diane Patrick, 10:30 a.m. "Mother Courage and Her Chilren," 2 p.m. "None but the Lonely Heart," 3 p.m. "Love's Labour's Lost," 7:30 p.m. "Master Class," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

"The Taffetas," musical, 2 p.m. Tour of fabulous 50's with four singing sisters in a tribute to Patti Page, The McGuire Sisters and the Chordettes. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williams Theatre Lab

An evening of readings and presentations from the first three weeks of the 2013 Lab. Presentations will include work from the Student Playwriting workshop and alumni initiated projects. 7:30 p.m., ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Johnny Baseball," 2 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

 

Monday, July 29

ART

Becket Arts Center

"Familiar yet Strange, Beautiful yet Menacing, Threatening yet Delicate," Sculptor Joe Wheaton, the evolution of his art making process, presents a live projection with sound and light. 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.

 

COMMUNITY

Adams

Susan B. Anthony Street Fair, Park Street, Adams, 6 to 9 p.m. www.celebrateadams.com. Rain date July 30.

Congregation Knesset Israel

"What's New in Jewish Bioethics?" three-part talk, 10 a.m., 70 Kemble St. at Shakespeare & Company, Lenox.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Francine Segan: "Virtual Food Tour of the Berkshires," discover Berkshires foodie destinations, 7 p.m. Great Barrington.

 

FILM

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

American and International Jewish films, 4 and 8 p.m. Lenox Memorial High School.

Clark Art Institute

Homericana film: "The Yearling," 3 p.m., set in rural Florida after the Civil War. Free. Williamstown.

 

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage

"Little Mermaid" youth show, 1 p.m. at the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

 

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.

 

THEATER

Berkshire Fringe Festival

"A monolog dedicated to Dexter," an imaginary catalog in dance of stories of memory and fear, 7 p.m. "Painting his wings: A partial puppet play," 9 p.m. one family's devastating loss and their fragile journey towards reshaping their lives. Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Same Time, Next Year," 8 p.m., after a passionate chance meeting, the two married travelers decide to meet once a year to rekindle their relationship. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge.

 

WRITING

The Mount

"Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves," author's talk and tea with Henry Wiencek, 4 p.m. Prominent historian shares his thorough examination of the dark side of this founding father. Wiencek's Jefferson is first and foremost a plantation owner -- committed to slavery because he was utterly dependent on it for all his wealth, status, and power. Lenox.

 

Tuesday, July 30

FILM

Performance Space 21

"The Magic Flute," Ingmar Bergman's film of Mozart's opera sung in Swedish, 8:30 p.m., free. Chatham, N.Y.

HISTORY

Ventfort Hall

Lee Stookey will take us down under with "Tunnel Visions: New York's Subway Ceramics," artistic beauty of the underground stations, the ceramic beavers at the Astor Place stop or the jaunty sailing ships at Columbus Circle. Lenox.

 

KID STUFF

Adams Library

"Howl at the Moon with a Ground-Dweller Tune," a family music program by singer/songwriter Tom Sieling, 2 p.m., Adams Library, 92 Park Street, Adams, 413-743-8345, Adams.

MUSIC

Clark Art Institute

Free concert with Jammin' Divas, raditional and contemporary original folk music with elements of improvisation from many cultures, 6 p.m. Williamstown.

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

"Fascinating Rhythms: The Music of George Gershwin and Jerome Kern," annual summer concert with Rabbi Deborah Zecher, Joshua Zecher-Ross and Joe Rose. 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.

Tanglewood

"Motomasa Sumidagawa," film screening: Sumidagawa is an episode of the Tale of Ise. A mother in search of her missing childboards a small boat to cross the Sumidagawa river. The boatman tells the passengers it is one year since a child died on the shore. In a moment of great emotional outpouring, the woman realizes that the deceased child was her son. Filmed performance of the original 15th-century play with two of Japan's Living National Treasures, Akiyo Tomoeda and Kan Ho¯sho¯. Benjamin Britten's Curlew River (to be performed in Ozawa Hall July 31 and August 1) is an English-language setting for voices and instruments of this moving scene. 8 p.m., Lenox.

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

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

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Same Time, Next Year," 8 p.m., after a passionate chance meeting, the two married travelers decide to meet once a year to rekindle their relationship. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge.

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 cast of "Master Class," 5 p.m. "Moter Courage and Her Children," 7:30 p.m. "Heroes," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Johnny Baseball," 7:30 p.m., with talkback, Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

 

WRITING

Tuesday project

WordXWord Story Slam Semi-final 2, 8 p.m., yBar, 391 North St., Pittsfield. wxw365.com.

 

Wednesday, July 31

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

3e étage, étoiles, soloists and dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet, 8 p.m. Bodytraffic, L.A. company will perform varied program including music of Ella Fitzgerald and other jazz greats, 8:15 p.m. Free Inside/Out Performance: Jessica Gaynor Dance, six-member modern dance company based in Brooklyn, N.Y., 6:15 p.m. Becket.

 

HISTORY

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.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage

"Little Mermaid" youth show, 2 an 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.

Eagles Band

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. Free concert, 7 p.m. Kimball Farms, Walker Road, Lenox.

Lilac Park concerts

Housatonic Philharmonic, 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

Mark Morris Dance Group with Tanglewood Music Center Fellows and Mark Morris, choreographer and director; Christine Van Loon and Allen Moyer, costume designers; James F. Ingalls, lighting designer; Robert Bordo and Allen Moyer, scenic designers: Purcell "Dido and Aeneas" and Britten, "Curlew River," Fully-staged productions, sung in English, 7:30 p.m. in Ozawa Hall, Lenox.

 

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

Landscaping for birds and other wildlife. Attracting birds to a yard and garden is as simple as providing the correct food, clean water, nest sites and shelter. Leslie Reed-Evans, naturalist and director of the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation, will discuss ways to make your property wildlife friendly with a focus on birds and butterflies. 6 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

 

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

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

Berkshire Fringe

30 Live! free music series, 7 p.m. "The Ape Woman," rock opera based on true story of sideshow sensation Julia Pastrana, 8 p.m. ‘Pick your own price opening night.' Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Same Time, Next Year," 7 p.m., after a passionate chance meeting, the two married travelers decide to meet once a year to rekindle their relationship. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre

"Body Awareness," 8 p.m., Phyllis, a college professor, her partner Joyce, a high school teacher, and Joyce's adult son, Jared, host Frank, a guest artist at "Body Awareness Week." Chester.

Shakespeare & Company

Behind-the-scenes tour, 10:30 a.m. "Heroes," 3 p.m. Studio series, new works: "Ben Johnson Lives" by Lee Kalcheim, 5 p.m. "Les Faux Pas," 5:30 p.m. "Mother Courage and Her Chilren," 7:30 p.m. "Master Class," 8:30 p.m. with Q&A. Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Johnny Baseball," 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown.