Berkshires Week Calendar

Things to do in the Berkshires, May 30 - June 5

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ART

aMUSE GALLERY

7 Railroad Ave., Chatham, N.Y.

amusechatham.com

Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

May 30 - July 28: Peter Dellert, "Mixed Media Collage and Assemblage."

ART OMI

1405 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y.

518-392-4747, artomi.org

On view: "Gold," Katharine Bernhardt; "Untitled (Mobile)," Virginia Overton; "Somos 11 Millones / We Are 11 Million," Andrea Bowers; "Eureka," Brian Tolle; "Untitled," Christopher Wool; "Day Trip," Sarah Braman; "To Be Of Use," David Shrigley; "Oculi," Aleksandr Mergold; "International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation, Configuration 29, End of the American Dream: Noam Chomsky, Jim Jones, Martin Luther King, Edward Snowden, Joe Stack, Donna Haraway," Goshka Macuga; "Prismatic," Hou de Sousa, and more.

Thursdays, through June 6: Open Figure Drawing for Adults, ages 16 and up, $8 drop in, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

BERKSHIRE ART MUSEUM

159 E. Main St., North Adams

413-664-9550, BAMuseum.org

Summer hours: Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday, beginning June 13.

Fall hours: Noon to 5 p.m. weekends.

Admission: $5, $3 seniors, students and children ages 6-12, free for Berkshire County residents, children and donors.

On view: Eric Rudd's Iceberg Installation, Robotic Sculpture, and "Berkshire Art Museum Annex – A Chapel for Humanity," a massive sculptural epic with 150 life-sized figures, 250 low-relief ceiling figures and a Sept. 11 Memorial Garden, first opened in 2001.

BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN

5 W. Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge

413-298-3926, berkshirebotanical.org

June 1 - Sept. 30: "Shimmering Flowers: Nancy Lorenz's Lacquer and Bronze Landscapes," with admission, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

June 1 - Oct. 11: "Contained Exuberance," with admission, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

BERKSHIRE MUSEUM

39 South St., Pittsfield

413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

Ongoing: Animals of the World in Miniature, Aquarium, Berkshire Backyard, Curiosity Incubator,

Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation, Rocks and Minerals, Window on the World.

Through July 28: "BerkshireNow: John MacDonald." This solo show of atmospheric landscapes by accomplished artist John MacDonald reflects his love of the craft of painting, depicting the beauty of nature in all seasons.

Through Sept. 8: "Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion." Experience genius in motion at Berkshire Museum as you use cranks, levers and pulleys to test Leonardo’s inventions, marvel at his flying machines, and step inside his wooden battle tank. Each mechanism in the exhibit was constructed based on Leonardo da Vinci's Renaissance drawings, using the tools and materials available during his time. A Feigenbaum Innovative Experience, sponsored by the Feigenbaum Foundation.

May 31 - Sept. 29: "Objects and Their Stories: Shoes." Step into the history, technology and fashion of footwear from around the world as illustrated by moccasins, sandals, clogs and more from the museum's collection.

CHESTERWOOD

4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge

413-298-3579, chesterwood.org

Hours: Open daily through Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours depart at 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Open touring from 10 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Grounds-only pass available.

Saturday, June 1: The 50th Anniversary Studio Garden Party, a moveable feast of the arts to celebrate Chesterwood's 50th anniversary as a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, featuring a performance by Dances by Isadora on the studio garden lawn, tableaux vivant, master sculptor modeling from a live model in the studio and music. The event includes cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a special "Lincoln Memorial" raffle. $150, $125 members; $100 young professionals, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

COMMUNITY ACCESS TO THE ARTS

CATAarts.org

On view through June 30: "What I See," an exhibit of artwork by CATA artists with disabilities with a focus on work by artists from Berkshire Family & Individual Resources and United Cerebral Palsy, at Tunnel City Coffee at Mass MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA, North Adams.

FERRIN CONTEMPORARY

1315 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams

413-346-4004, ferrincontemporary.com

Through June 30: Lauren Mabry, "Fused."

GOOD PURPOSE GALLERY

40 Main St., Lee

413-394-5045, goodpurpose.org

Wednesday, June 5: Opening reception for Michael McManmon's art exhibition and the 35th anniversary of the College Internship Program, 4 to 6 p.m.

HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE

1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield

413-443-0188,

hancockshakervillage.org

Through Nov. 11: "Borrowed Light," Barbara Ernst Prey. A new body of watercolors inspired by visits across three seasons where Prey immersed herself in the buildings, historic artifacts and landscape of this site. Her voice brings new consideration to the visual and haptic experience of this site, historically and today.

Through Nov. 11: "While Mighty Thunders Roll: Popular Artists Sing the Shakers," explores and expands this musical legacy through a display of historic objects and ephemera shown alongside newly commissioned a capella renditions of Shaker songs performed by a selection of popular musicians including Laurie Anderson, Yo-Yo Ma and Natalie Merchant.

JACOB'S PILLOW

358 George Carter Road, Becket

413-243-0745, jacobspillow.org

Through Aug. 25: "Jacob's Pillow: Taking Dance Off the Mountain" photography exhibition, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., at Methuselah Bar & Lounge, 391 North St., Pittsfield.

MASS MOCA

1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams

413-662-2111, massmoca.org

Open June 15-Oct 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

On view now: Trenton Doyle Hancock, "Mind of the Mound: Critical Mass." Hancock presents his most ambitious project to date in Mass MoCA's signature Building 5 gallery. Annie Lennox, "Now I Let You Go…" Lennox juxtaposes her public persona with more intimate aspects of her most personal self. Cauleen Smith, "We Already Have What We Need," colorful, light-infused video installations, conjure sci-fi-inspired visions of utopia, with a concern for our planet and its people. "Suffering From Realness," examines the human condition through works in all media — some intimate and personal, some transglobal and plainly political. Joe Manning, "Looking at North Adams," short texts illuminate views through the mill building windows across the museum bringing the city's history to life. Building 6 features work by artists including James Turrell, Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer, Laurie Anderson, Gunnar Schonbeck, and more.

Monday, June 3: Free on the 3s, bring an ID to show you’re a resident of the 01247 for free admission.

MCLA GALLERY 51

51 Main St., North Adams

413-662-5320, mcla.edu/gallery51

Through June 22: Works by Anina Major.

NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM

9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge

413-298-4100, nrm.org

Ongoing: Norman Rockwell's 323 Saturday Evening Post covers, ArtZone. Gallery talks daily at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Daily gallery talks of the museum's Frank E. Schoonover and Rube Goldberg exhibitions at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Through Oct. 27: "For the People: Memories of the Old Corner House," commemorative installation for the 50th anniversary of the founding of Norman Rockwell Museum at The Old Corner House on Main Street, Stockbridge.

Through Oct. 31: "A Day in The Life: Norman Rockwell's Stockbridge Studio," explore Norman Rockwell’s original Stockbridge studio, reinstalled to look as it did in 1960, when the artist was working on his iconic "Golden Rule" painting.

Through June 9: "The Art and Wit of Rube Goldberg," explore the creativity of the legendary cartoonist, whose ideas for outlandish inventions and political cartoons will be on view. Sponsored by the Keator Group, LLC.

Friday, May 31: 50th Anniversary of Norman Rockwell Museum. Special gallery talks reflect on the early days of the museum. Enjoy the newly opened commemorative exhibition, "For the People: Memories of the Old Corner House." 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

REAL EYES GALLERY

71 Park St., Adams

May 31 - June 23: Sean O'Conner, "Vails." Opening reception, Saturday, June 1 at 4 p.m.

SALEM ART WORKS

19 Cary Lane, Salem, N.Y.

518-854-7674, salemartworks.org

Wednesday, June 5: Afternoon of artist presentations, 3:30 to 5 p.m., at North Main Gallery, 196 N. Main St., Salem, N.Y.

SANDISFIELD ARTS CENTER

5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield

413-258-4100, sandisfieldartscenter.org

June 1 - 30: Olwen Dowling, "The Past is Present," oils, watercolors, monoprints. Exhibit on display during scheduled events and by appointment with the artist. An opening reception will be held on June 1, 2 to 4 p.m.

SCULPTURENOW

On the grounds of The Mount,

2 Plunkett St., Lenox

413-358-3884,

sculpturenow.org, edithwharton.org

June 1 - Oct. 27: New exhibition of 31 large outdoor sculptures by nationally recognized artists, including acclaimed artist Albert Paley.

SPENCERTOWN ACADEMY

ART CENTER

790 NY-203, Spencertown, N.Y.

518-392-3693, spencertownacademy.org

Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

On view through June 16: "Gardens of Delight," featuring artists Stephanie Anderson, Amy Bergeron, Marilyn Orner, Mary Ellen Riell, Laura Shore, Pamela Stoddart and Marianne Van Lent, admission is free and the artworks are for sale, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

TURN PARK ART SPACE

2 Moscow Road,

West Stockbridge

turnpark.com

Through Oct. 31: Kathleen Jacobs' "Echos." Liane Nouri and Jaanika Peerna, "Flow / Flux / Fold."

WILLIAMS COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART

WCMA Summer Space, 76 Spring St.,

Williamstown.

413-597-2429

wcma.williams.edu

Hours: WCMA Galleries, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday until June 2. Summer Space, open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 3 to Sept. 6.

On view through June 2: "Uncovering Williams." Students in the Uncovering Williams course consider the history of Williams College and its relationship to land, people, architecture and artifacts. This focused installation is on view in conjunction with "Highlights and Acquisitions from the American and European Collection." "James Van Der Zee: Collecting History," exhibition of WCMA's recently-acquired portfolio of 18 photographs by James Van Der Zee. WCMA Galleries.

DANCE

JACOB'S PILLOW

358 George Carter Road, Becket

413-243-0745, jacobspillow.org

June 3 - Aug. 23: Community Dance Classes, for dancers of all levels ages 16 and up, $10, $55 for a 6-class card, 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays: Pilates; Tuesdays: Ballet; Wednesdays: Modern; Thursdays: Zumba; Fridays in June and August: Hip-Hop; Fridays in July: African Dance.

FAIRS, FESTIVALS AND FAMILY FUN

BASCOM LODGE

3 Summit Road, Adams

413-743-1807, bascomlodge.net

Sunday, June 2: "Nutshell Playhouse," free, 1 to 2 p.m.

BERKSHIRE MUSEUM

39 South St., Pittsfield

413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

Tuesdays: WeeMuse Littlest Learners. Children ages 6 to 18 months engage in stories, songs and creative movement every week in this interactive gallery program designed specifically for our youngest museum visitors, 10:30 a.m.

Fridays: WeeMuse Adventures. Led by a museum educator, children 18 months to 3 years old explore the museum with their caregivers and learn through songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time and more, 11 a.m.

Saturdays: Chow Time in the Aquarium. Help prepare delicious and nutritious meals for the creatures in the aquarium, including the turtles, fish and the blue-tongue skink, 12:30 p.m.

Sundays: Discovery Tank Program. Meet the residents of the aquarium’s Discovery Tank and learn about tide pool life in this guided, hands-on gallery program for all ages, 1 p.m.

Saturday, June 1: WeeMuse Art Lab, with admission, 11 a.m.

BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY

48 Main St., Sheffield

413-229-7004, bushnellsagelibrary.org

Tuesdays in June: Lego club, 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, June 5: Chess club, 3:15 p.m.

DALTON LIONS CLUB

Dalton American Legion Field,

Route 9, Dalton.

June 5 - 9: Fireworks Friday and Saturday, rides by Mark Fanelli's Traveling Amusement Park, games and food and community booths. Advance ride tickets are available at Dalton CRA, Dalton General Store, Greenridge Variety and from members of Dalton Fire Department.

FYFES AND DRUMMS OF OLDE SARATOGA

Village of Kinderhook, N.Y.

fifedrum.org

Saturday, June 1: 17th Old Toga Muster, parade steps off at noon Saturday. Grounds open at noon Friday.

HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE

1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield

413-443-0188,

hancockshakervillage.org

Thursday, May 30: Farm Friends for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers, meet a farm animal, enjoy a story and make a craft, with admission, 10:30 a.m.

LEE LIBRARY

100 Main St., Lee

leelibrary.org

Mondays: Babies and Books, 10:30 a.m.

Thursdays: Brain Builders, a weekly playgroup for families with young children from ages birth to 5, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

MASS AUDUBON

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary,

472 W. Mountain Road, Lenox

massaudubon.org

Saturday, June 1: Free Family Fun day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MASS MOCA

1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams Mass.

413-662-2111, massmoca.org

Monday, June 3: Free on the 3s, gallery admission is free for North Adams residents, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NATURAL BRIDGE STATE PARK

McAuley Road, North Adams

Saturdays in June: Discovery Table, 2 to 4 p.m.

NOTCHVIEW RESERVATION

Route 9, Windsor

413-200-7262, thetrustees.org

Tuesdays, June 4 - 25: Storytime with goats, $6 child, $3 member child, adults free, 10 to 11 a.m.

PITTSFIELD SUNS

105 Wahconah St., Pittsfield.

413-445-7867, pittsfieldsuns.com

June 1, 2, 4: Home games

STEEPLECATS BASEBALL

Joe Wolfe Field, 310 State

St., North Adams

413-398-4060, steeplecats.org

Wednesday, June 5: SteepleCats v. Sanford, $3-7, 6:30 p.m.

WGBY ASPARAGUS FESTIVAL

Hadley Town Common, Route 9,

Hadley

wgby.org/asparagus

Saturday, June 1: Farmers and makers market, craft beer and libations, food trucks and vendors and farm displays and demos.

FILM

BERKSHIRE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

413-528-8030, biffma.org

Tickets and prices online.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

14 Castle St., Great Barrington

Thursday, May 30: Opening night, "What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael," documentary, 6 p.m.

Friday, May 31: "Botero," documentary, 9:15 a.m.; "The Art and Times of Frosty Myers," documentary, 11:15 a.m.; Tea Talk, "The Biggest Little Farm," 2 p.m.; "The Dog Doc," documentary, 5 p.m.; Tea Talk, "Weed the People," 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, June 1: "The Cat Rescuers," documentary, 10 a.m.; Tea Talk, "This Changes Everything," 12:30 p.m.; "Raging Bull," starring Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, 3:30 p.m.; Tribute night, 7 p.m.; "Silence," starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, 8:30 p.m.

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Sunday, June 2: Kid flicks, 9:30 a.m.; "That Part Feeling," documentary, 11 a.m.; Tea Talk, "Echo in the Canyon," 1 p.m.; "Trumbull Land," documentary, 4 p.m.; "Museum Town," documentary, 7 p.m.

Triplex Cinema

70 Railroad St., Great Barrington

Friday, May 31: "Claire Darling," starring Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Alice Taglioni, 9 a.m.; "Dreaming of a Vetter World," documentary, 9 a.m.; "Broken Mirrors," starring Liora Rivlin, Manuel Elkaslassy, Renana Raz, Shira Haas, Yaakov Daniel Zada, Yiftach Klein, Yoav Rotman, 9:15 a.m.; "The Weight of Water," documentary, 11 a.m.; "Duelles (Mother's Instinct)," directed by Olivier Masset-Depasse, 11:15 a.m.; "From Shock to Awe," documentary, 11:30 a.m.; "Gay Chorus Deep South," documentary, 1:15 p.m.; Shorts 1, 1:30 p.m.; "Jirga," written and directed by Benjamin Gilour, 1:45 p.m.; "The Infiltrators," documentary, 3:30 p.m.; "Harvest Season," documentary, 4 p.m.; "The Short History of the Long Road," starring Maggie Siff, Danny Trejo, Steven Ogg, 4:15 p.m.; "One Child Nation," documentary, 6 p.m.; "Anbessa," documentary, 6:15 p.m.; "The Farewell," starring Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen, Lu Hong, Jiang Yongbo, 6:15 p.m.; Shorts 2, 8:15 p.m.; "Urgent," starring Rachid Mustapha, Fatima Zahra Baladi, Youssef Alaoui, 8:30 p.m.; "The Perfection," starring Allison Williams, Alaina Huffman, Steven Weber, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 1: "Premature," starring Joshua Boone, Michelle Wilson, Rashaad Ernesto Green, Zora Howard, 9:15 a.m.; "The River and the Wall," documentary, 9:15 a.m.; "Ernie and Joe," documentary, 9:15 a.m.; "Cold Brook," starring William Fitchner, Kim Coates, Brad Henke, Harold Perrineau, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Robin Weigert, 11:15 a.m.; "The Times of Bill Cunningham," documentary, 11:15 a.m.; "Don't Be Nice," documentary, 11:30 a.m.; "Ms. Purple," starring Tiffany Chu, Teddy Lee, Octavio Pizano, James Kang, 1:30 p.m.; "Honeyland," documentary, 1:30 p.m.; "La Terra Buona (The Good Earth)," starring Cristian di Sante, Fabrizio Ferracane, Giulio Brogi, Lorenzo Pedrotti, 2 p.m.; "Ophelia," starring Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, George MacKay, Clive Owen, Tom Felton, 3:45 p.m.; "Jay Myself," documentary, 4 p.m.; "The Silent Revolution," starring Leonard Scheicher, Tom Gramenz, Lena Klenke, 4:15 p.m.; "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am," documentary, 6 p.m.; "Those Who Work," starring Olivier Gourmet, Adele Bochatay, Elidan Arzoni, 6:15 p.m.; "The Trouble With You," starring Adele Haenel, Pio Marmai, Audrey Tautou, 6:30 p.m.; Shorts 3, 8:30 p.m.; "Them That Follow," starring Brittany Poulton, Dan Madison Savage, 8:30 p.m.; "Wild Rose," starring Julie Walters, Jessie Buckley, Sophie Okonedo, 8:45 p.m.

Sunday, June 2: "Return of the Hero," starring Jean Dujardin, Melanie Laurent, 9:15 a.m.; "Yuli," starring Carlos Acosta, Santiago Alfonso, Keyvin Martinez, 9:15 a.m.; "American Factory," documentary, 9:30 a.m.; "Ask Dr. Ruth," documentary, 11:15 a.m.; "The Etruscan Smile," starring Brian Cox, Rosanna Arquette, JJ Feild, Thora Birch, 11:30 a.m.; "New Homeland," documentary, 11:45 a.m.; "Colewell," written and directed by Tom Quinn, 1:30 p.m.; "Saf," written and directed by Ali Vatansever, 2 p.m.; "The Tobacconist," starring Bruno Ganz, Johannes Krisch, Simon Morze, Emma Drogunova, Regina Fritsch, 2 p.m.; "The Load," written and directed by Ognjen Glavonic, 4 p.m.; "Mike Wallace Is Here," documentary, 4:15 p.m.; "Working Woman," 4:30 p.m.; "Shadow," directed by Yimou Zhang, written by Yimou Zhang and Wei Li, 6 p.m.; "Saint Judy," starring Michelle Monaghan, Leem Lubany, Common, 6:30 p.m.; "The Interpreter," starring Peter Simonischek, Jiri Menzel, 6:30 p.m.

Beacon Cinema

57 North St., Pittsfield

Friday, May 31: Opening night, "The Apollo," 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 1: Shorts 2, 9 a.m.; "Dreaming of a Vetter World," 9:15 a.m.; "The Short History of the Long Road," 9:15 a.m.; "The Infiltrators," documentary, 11:15 a.m.; Shorts 1, 11:30 a.m.; "Jay Myself," 11:30 a.m.; Shorts 3, 1:45 p.m.; "The TImes of Bill Cunningham," 1:45 p.m.; "Sold Brook," 2 p.m.; "The Tobacconist," 4 p.m.; "Return of the Hero," 4:15 p.m.

Sunday, June 2: "Ernie and Joe," 9:15 a.m.; "Working Woman," 9:15 a.m.; Kid Flicks, 9:30 a.m.; "Premature," 11 a.m.; "Harvest Season," documentary, 11:30 a.m.; "Don't Be Nice," 11:30 a.m.; "The Weight of Water," 1 p.m.; "The Trouble With You," 1:45 p.m.; "La Terra Buona," 1:45 p.m.; "The Silent Revolution," 3 p.m.; "Yuli," 4 p.m.; "Those Who Work," 4 p.m.

MUSIC

ARROWHEAD

780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield

413-442-1793, berkshirehistory.org

Sunday, June 2: The Civil War Ballroom with The Victorian Quadrille Orchestra and the Small Planet Dancers, donations encouraged, 7 p.m. in the historic barn, seating on the lawn.

BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY

Mr. Finn's Cabaret,

at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center

36 Linden St., Pittsfield

413-236-8888, barringtonstageco.org/mrfinns

June 1 and 3: Gail Nelson sings Billie Holiday, $45, 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Monday.

Saturday, June 1: The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow Album Release Kick-off, 8 p.m. Reserved seating, $18 in advance, $20 at the door. VIP Tickets (only sold in advance, 21 years of age or older) $75 includes prime seating, two cocktails curated and sponsored by Hudson Whiskey, meet and greet with the band and a signed limited edition poster.

CANTILENA CHAMBER CHOIR

Trinity Church

88 Walker St., Lenox

518-791-0185, cantilenachoir.org

Saturday, June 1: 15th Anniversary concert; Stravinsky Mass with chorus and orchestra plus highlights from 15 seasons, $35, $25 seniors, 7:30 p.m.

THE EGREMONT VILLAGE INN

17 Main St., South Egremont

413-528-1570,

theegremontbarn.com, next-fest.org

Friday, May 31: The Next Festival of Emerging Artists: An Evening of Chamber Music, donations welcome, 7 p.m.,

MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

375 Church St., North Adams

413-662-5227, mcla.edu

June 3 - 7: Violin workshop, introduction to proper violin set-up, to include minor exterior repairs as well as basic violin identification/recognition.

MUSIC FROM SALEM

Hubbard Hall,

25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

518-232-2347, musicfromsalem.org

Shows at Hubbard Hall unless noted.

Emerging Artists Concerts

Sunday, June 2: Cello Seminar Students, $15 suggested or pay what you can, 4 p.m.

RACE BROOK LODGE

864 Undermountain Road, Sheffield

413-229-2916, rblodge.com

Sunday, June 2: Jazz Brunch with The Bobby MacVeety Trio, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

TAMARACK HOLLOW NATURE AND CULTURAL CENTER

1515-16 Savoy Hollow Road,

Windsor

tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org/

Mondays: West African & Caribbean drum and song classes with Aimee Gelinas, $10, 6 p.m. beginner, 7 p.m. advanced, at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. Drop-in welcome and drums provided. No class June 24.

VILLAGE HARMONY

5748 Hollister Hill Road,

Marshfield, Vt.

villageharmony.org

Friday, May 31: Alumni ensemble led by Larry Gordon, Sophie Michaux and Adam Simon, program of 14th century motets, 17th century madrigals, songs and dances from South Africa, contemporary American shape-note and gospel songs, traditional songs from Corsica, Bosnia, Croatia and Bulgaria, and original compositions by Simon, $10-$15 sliding scale donation, 7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, Main St., Ashfield.

READINGS, WALKS AND TALKS

ARROWHEAD

780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield

413-442-1793, berkshirehistory.org

Hourly tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Oct. 20, $8-16.

Saturday, June 1: Opening of "Melvilles in the Berkshires" exhibit, celebrating 220 years of Melville residency in Berkshire County.

BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY

Boyd-Quinson Mainstage

30 Union St., Pittsfield

St. Germain Stage

36 Linden St., Pittsfield

413-236-8888,

barringtonstageco.org

Saturday, June 1: "Freedom from Fear" with ceramic artist and journalist Setsuko Winchester, free, 1 p.m., St. Germain Stage.

BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN

5 W. Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge

413-298-3926, berkshirebotanical.org

Saturday, June 1: Container Gardening, use containers in the landscape to enhance and extend seasonal beauty, $95, $80 members includes materials, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

GREAT BARRINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM

817 S. Main St., Great Barrington

413-591-8702, info@gbhistory.org

Wednesday, June 5: "Businesses in Barrington Gone But Not Forgotten Part II," free, 7 p.m., at the Teaque Senior Center, South Main Street, Great Barrington.

Weekends, June through September: "Businesses Exhibit" free, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

GREAT BARRINGTON LAND CONSERVANCY

River Walk, Cottage Street to Bridge

Street, Great Barrington

Lake Mansfield, Lake Mansfield Road,

Great Barrington

414-528-4061, gbland.org

Saturday, June 1: National Trails Day Hike on the A.T. Young hikers in their 20s and 30s and the young-at-heart are invited to join in on this rigorous 7-mile hike from Benedict Pond through Ice Glen, over East Mountain to Homes Road, free, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Online registration is required.

HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE

1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield

413-443-0188,

hancockshakervillage.org

Saturday, June 1: Planting Seeds, 2 p.m.

Sunday, June 2: Learn about Merino sheep, 2 p.m.

JEWISH FEDERATION OF THE BERKSHIRES

196 South St., Pittsfield

413-442-4360, jewishberkshires.org

Friday, May 31: Nora Guthrie, daughter of Woody Guthrie, discusses the artistic implications of her father's relationship with his Jewish mother-in-law, Yiddish poet Aliza Greenblatt, free. 10:45 a.m., at Hevreh, 270 State St., Great Barrington.

MASS AUDUBON

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary,

472 West Mountain Road, Lenox

massaudubon.org

May 28 - 31: Birding and Mindfulness with Kripalu, explore the serene woods, wetlands, and water bodies at Kripalu and Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary during the peak of spring migration. We may encounter great blue herons, woodpeckers and bald eagles during this multi-day program. $309. Register: kripalu.org.

Saturday, June 1: Free Family Fun day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MERWIN HOUSE

14 Main St., Stockbridge

617-994-6662, historicnewengland.org

Saturday, June 1: Tours on the hour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5.

THE MOUNT

Edith Wharton's Home

2 Plunkett St., Lenox

413-551-5111

edithwharton.org

Tuesdays through July: Guided bird walks, free, 8 to 10 a.m. Registration required. Information: massaudubon.org/programs.

Thursday, May 30: "The Year Germany Lost the War" with Andrew Nagorski, $15, $10 members, 4 to 5 p.m.

Friday, May 31: "America & Me," by William Kinsolving, a reading celebrating Walt Whitman's 200th birthday, $20, $15 member, 5 p.m.

NATURAL BRIDGE STATE PARK

McAuley Road, North Adams

Wednesdays in June: Nice n' Easy Walk, 10 to 11 a.m.

Saturdays in June: Natural Bridge History Tour, 10 a.m. and noon.

Sundays in June: Natural Bridge History Tour, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Building the Bridge, noon.

NAUMKEAG

The Trustees of Reservations

5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge

413-298-8138, 413.298.3239 ext. 3013,

thetrustees.org

Through Oct. 14: The Naumkeag Experience, $20, free members, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SUSAN B ANTHONY BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM

67 East Road, Adams

susanbanthonybirthplace.org

Saturday, June 1: "Breadlines and Barricades: Rebellion vs. Authority in the Lawrence Textile Mill Strike of 1912," free, 2 to 4 p.m.

TAMARACK HOLLOW NATURE AND CULTURAL CENTER

1515-16 Savoy Hollow Road,

Windsor

tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org

Saturday, June 1: 5th Annual Spring Boreal Forest Bird Census/Hike with master birder John Green Jr., $10, 7 to 10 a.m. Supported by the Berkshire Taconic Foundation Berkshire Environmental Endowment Fund. Register: aimee@gaiaroots.com.

Sunday, June 2: Boreal Spruce-Fir Forest Flower, Plant, Tree & Wild Edibles Hike, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Co-sponsored by Mass Audubon. Register: aimee@gaiaroots.com.

TEMPLE ANSHE AMUNIM

26 Broad St., Pittsfield

413-442-5910, ansheamunim.org

Thursdays, June through August: Rabbi Liz Hirsh leads guided meditation and light yoga for all ages and abilities, no prior experience or athletic clothing necessary, free, 1:15 p.m.

Saturdays, June 1 - Aug. 30: Torah Plus: Shabbat Morning Study, 9:30 a.m.

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT HOMESTEAD

207 Bryant Road, Cummington

413-200-7262, thetrustees.org

Saturday, June 1: Poet, Editor & Conservationist, $10, members free, tours at 10 and 11 a.m., and 1 and 2 p.m.

WRITERS READ

Lee Library, 100 Main St., Lee

Tuesday, May 28: Gary Metras and Jessica Piazza, 5:30 p.m.

THEATER

BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY

Boyd-Quinson Mainstage

30 Union St., Pittsfield

St. Germain Stage

36 Linden St., Pittsfield

413-236-8888,

barringtonstageco.org

Through June 8: "Hold These Truths," by Jeanne Sakata. Unsung American hero Gordon Hirabayashi fought passionately for the Constitution against an unexpected adversary: his own country. During World War II, he refused to report to a relocation camp with thousands of families of Japanese descent, launching a 50-year journey from college to courtroom and eventually to a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Performances: Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. Cafe Chat: May 31. Talkback: Wednesdays, May 29 and June 5. St. Germain Stage. $15-$50.

Saturday, June 1: "Freedom from Fear" with ceramic artist and journalist Setsuko Winchester, free, 1 p.m., St. Germain Stage.

BERKSHIRE THEATRE GROUP

Colonial Theatre, 111 South St.,

Pittsfield

413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org

Fitzpatrick Main Stage,

83 East Main St., Stockbridge

Unicorn Theatre,

6 East St., Stockbridge

May 24 - June 15: "The Goat or, Who is Sylvia," by Edward Albee, directed by Eric Hill. When Martin, a successful architect with a loving family, confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat named Sylvia, he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Previews: $47; Tickets: $56. Unicorn Theatre.

GHENT PLAYHOUSE

6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y.

800-838-3006, ghentplayhouse.org

May 24 - June 9: "Don Juan, the Libertine" based on "Dom Juan or Le Festin de Pierre" by Moliere, newly translated by Daniel Hoyt Daniels, directed by Barbara Leavel Smith. Performances: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. $22.

HRC SHOWCASE THEATER

First Reformed Church of Hudson,

52 Green St., Hudson, N.Y.

518-851-2061

Saturday, June 1: Staged reading of "The English Bride" by Lucile Lichtblau, $15 suggested donation, 7:30 p.m.

MAC-HAYDN THEATRE

1925 NY-203, Chatham, N.Y.

518-392-9292, machaydntheatre.org

Performances: Thursdays at 2 and 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m., and Wednesdays at 2 p.m., unless noted.

Through June 2: "Camelot." This Lerner and Loewe masterpiece tells the tale of the legendary love triangle between King Arthur, Guinevere and Sir Lancelot. $15-$39.50. Opening weekend only, Friday at 7 p.m.

PS21

2980 NY-66, Chatham, N.Y.

ps21chatham.org

June 1 - 9: The Actors' Ensemble production of Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful," 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY

70 Kemble St., Lenox

413-637-3353

For performance times, visit shakespeare.org.

May 23 - July 14: "The Waverly Gallery," by Kenneth Lonergan, directed by Tina Packer. Once a vibrant lawyer, Greenwich Village activist and family matriarch, Gladys Green has run a charming boutique art gallery on Waverly Place for decades, but now stands to lose its tenancy, as her world shrinks through loss of memory and hearing. Gladys’ family struggles to cope with her fading faculties in this Pulitzer Prize finalist for drama. As told from her grandson’s perspective, this powerful story sheds a lasting and humorous light on how our familial roles get inevitably refashioned over time, and quietly challenges us to examine how we look after each other. Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre.


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