Arts and Entertainment Calendar for Sept. 16

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SculptureNow:
Free artist-guided tour, 1:30 to 3 p.m., 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.



FAIRS, FESTIVALS AND FAMILY FUN

4th Annual Berkshire Fermentation Festival:
Local cultured food vendors, demonstrations, lectures, a culture swap, science corner, book signings, raffle, live music and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Great Barrington Fairgrounds, 775 Main St., Great Barrington.

Berkshire BioBlitz:
Community members, biologists, naturalists, environmentalists and teachers explore nature and identify as many plants, animals, fungi and other organisms as possible during a 24-hour period, with birding events, interactive walks and talks, noon Saturday to noon Sunday, hosted by Williams College. Schedule: berkshirebioblitz.org.

William Cullen Bryant Homestead:
19th Century Children's Garden Tour & Nature Craft, $3-$6, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 207 Bryant Road, Cummington.



MUSIC

Bascom Lodge:
Jazz dinner with the Wes Brown Trio with Andy Jaffe and Jill Connolly, 7 p.m., 3 Summit Road, Adams.

The Egremont Barn: Guy Davis, $25, 7 p.m., 17 Main St., South Egremont.

Historic North Hall Arts Festival: The Old Country Road Band, $10, 2 p.m., Historic North Hall, 40 Searle Road, Huntington.

Hubbard Hall: Chamber music presented by Daniel Schulman, $25, 4 p.m., 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

South Mountain Concerts:
The Saint Lawrence String Quartet performs "Quartet in C Major, Op. 33, No. 3," Haydn; "String Quartet, Op. 3," Berg; and "Quartet in D Minor, K. 421," Mozart, 3 p.m., South Mountain Concert Hall, Route 7, Pittsfield.



READINGS, WALKS AND TALKS

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar:
Janet MacFadyen, "Waiting to be Born," Slate Roof Press poets Anna M. Warrock, "From The Other Room," Catherine Stearns, "Then & Again," 1 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.

Egremont Garden Club: Illustrated lecture on the aesthetics and elements of the Japanese tea garden, $25 includes admission, 2 p.m., Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge.

Housatonic Heritage: The secrets of Muddy Pond and the Building of the first US Railroad Mountain Crossing, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Summit Hill Road, Washington. Register: dpiercedlp@aol.com or 413-354-7752. Boreal Spruce-Fir Forest Plant, Tree and Wild Edible hike, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Savoy Hollow Road, Windsor. Register: aimee@gaiaroots.com. A Walk Back in Time to the Berkshires Gilded Age History at Kennedy Park, 10 a.m. to noon, meet in the parking lot at the Arcadian Shop on Route 7/20, Lenox. Register: jg_chague@hotmail.com or 413-637-1818. Urban Mill History of Pittsfield in the 1800s, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., meet at the Pontoosuc Lake boat ramp on Hancock Road, Pittsfield. An Interpretive Stroll on the Housatonic River Walk, Berkshires' National Recreational Trail, 10 to 11 a.m., Bridge Street, Great Barrington. A Leisurely, Pleasant Stroll Over Laurel Hill and the Mary Flynn Trail, 1 to 2:30 p.m., meet at the Stockbridge Town Offices, 50 Main St., Stockbridge. Explore Gould Farm and its History, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Gould Road off Curtis Road, Monterey.

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Scenic summit tours, 1 and 2 p.m.; CCC Ghost Camp Walk, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Summit Scavenger Hunt, open hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

Sheffield Historical Society: Fall exhibit, "Everyday Heroes: Uniforms of Distinction" reception, 4 to 5 p.m., Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield.

Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center: Housatonic Heritage Program: Boreal Spruce-Fir forest plant, tree and wild edible hike, 9:30 a.m. to noon, 1515-16 Savoy Hollow Road, Windsor. Register: aimee@gaiaroots.com.

William Cullen Bryant Homestead:
Meet the Caretaker living history tour, $12-$20, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., 207 Bryant Road, Cummington.



THEATER

Shakespeare & Company:
"HIR," $18.75-$50, 3 p.m., Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

The Theater Barn: "The Decorator," 2 p.m., 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Ventfort Hall: Murder mystery dinner theater, "Haunted by Murder," $40, doors open at 5 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Reservations: 413-637-3206.

WAM Theatre: Fresh Takes Play Reading, "Escaped Alone," by Caryl Churchill, directed by Kristen van Ginhoven, followed by a talkback, $25, 3:30 p.m., No. 6 Depot Roastery and Cafe, 6 Depot St., West Stockbridge.

Whitney Center for the Arts: "The Vagina Monologues," $18, 2 p.m., 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.




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