Berkshire Calendar Aug. 14 to 20

From Flamendo to film-making, from Eleanor Roosevelt to Nona Hendryx, the Berkshire calendar Aug. 14 to 20 is ranging gently across the hills with clay on kick wheels and canoes on the Housatonic.

In the image above, Peter Jay Fernandez appears in Berkshire Playwrights Lab’s production of Some Old Black Men. (Photo courtesy of Berkshire Playwrights Lab)

 

Monday Aug. 14

 

Art

Clark Art Institute — Film: Midnight in Paris: A writer walks through Paris at night and finds himself transported to the roaring ’20s with Jean Cocteau, Cole Porter, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein and Pablo Picasso, 7 p.m. Williamstown

 

Books and Writers

The Mount — Award-winning author Susan Quinn will discuss her new book, Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair that Shaped a First Lady, 4 p.m. Lenox

 

Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — Vietnam – From Top to Bottom, Inside and Out, multimedia presentation, 5:30 p.m., Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, Vt.

 

Family

Arrowhead — Soft opening of the Fairy House exhibit, Pittsfield

Merck Forest and Farmand Center — Open Farm Week, children’s programs through Aug. 20. Rupert, Vt. 802-394-7836

 

Music

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — An Evening with Sutton Foster, actor, singer and dancer who has performed in 11 Broadway shows, including The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, and her Tony Award-winning performance in Anything Goes, 8 p.m. Great Barrington

Tanglewood — Festival of Contemporary Music with Lorelei Ensemble: Ligeti’s Clocks and Clouds, Dai Fujikura’s Tocar y Luchar, Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Hrim, Huang Ruo’s Confluence, Dutilleux’ The Shadows of Time 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall, Lenox

Theater

Bershire Theatre Group — Arsenic and Old Lace, classic comedy of genteel murder, 7 p.m., Mainstage. Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, delving into human loneliness, 7 p.m., Unicorn Theatre. Stockbridge

Williamstown Theatre Festival — Fellowship Project, new play by Abby Rosebrock directed by Jenna Worsham, 7 and 11 p.m. Community Works, Once Upon a Time in the Berkshires, Lucy Thurber’s new word developed with local performers and conversations, 7 p.m., MainStage, free. ’62 Center, Williamstown.

 

Tuesday Aug. 15

 

Art

Clark Art Institute — Piece by Piece: Cubist Portraits, 1 p.m., look at things from a different angle to create a unique work of cubist art. Daily gallery talks. Williamstown

 

Books and Writers

Lenox Library — Karen Chase reads from FDR On His Houseboat: The Larooco Log, 1924-1926, 6 p.m. with The Bookstore, Lenox

The Mount — Award-winning author Susan Quinn will discuss her new book, Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair that Shaped a First Lady, 11 a.m. Lenox

 

Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — The End of Work? An optimistic view, 5:30 p.m., Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, Vt.

Ventfort Hall — Dr. Margot MacIlwain Nishimura, deputy director for collections at Newport Restoration Foundation, will open the door on Rough Point, Mansion and Museum: Doris Duke’s Newport Legacy, the English manorial-style mansion with art and antiques, 4 p.m. Lenox

 

Family

Arrowhead — Fairy Tea and Talk with Jana Laiz, 4 p.m., Pittsfield

Merck Forest and Farmand Center — Open Farm Week, children’s programs through Aug. 20. Rupert, Vt. 802-394-7836

The Mount — Books & Blooms, Children and their families are welcome to gather in the Italian Garden for story time and crafts. 10 a.m., free

 

Film

Marble House Project — Film Screening with Kimi Takesue, award-winning filmmaker and the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Film, 6 p.m. ArtSeed presentations with artists in residence, Marble House, Dorset, Vt. Wine over Marble reception 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Marble West Inn, Dorset, Vt.

PS21 — The Visitor, a lonely, widowed college professor discovers a young couple living in his New York apartment who are undocumented immigrants from Syria and Senegal. 8:30 p.m. Free Movie Tuesdays, Chatham, N.Y.

 

Music

Eagles Band — Big Band brass, show tunes and American songbook standards, 7 p.m. free on the Common, Pittsfield

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — The Beach Boys, inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 with hits from Sloop John B to Kokomo, 7 p.m. Great Barrington

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Company, Sondheim musical looks at marriage and intimacy, 7 p.m., Mainstage. This, comedy on a circle of friends backing their way into middle age, 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Bershire Theatre Group — Arsenic and Old Lace, classic comedy of genteel murder, 7 p.m., Mainstage. Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, delving into human loneliness, 7 p.m., Unicorn Theatre. Stockbridge

Dorset Theatre Festival — New Play Reading with Paola Lázaro, Atlantic Theater Company’s 2016/2017 Tow Playwright-in-Residence, author of Tell Hector I Miss Him, Contigo and There’s Always the Hudson, 7 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company — The Tempest, Shakespeare’s drama of shipwreck and survival, 5:30 p.m. Lenox

Temple Anshe Amunim — Scene Study Acting Class, prepare and perform readings of scenes and monologues, 10 a.m., Pittsfield

Weston Playhouse — The Music Man, 7:30 p.m., Mainstage. Buyer and Cellar, an unemployed actor becomes sales clerk at Barbra Streisand’s basement mall, 7:30 p.m., Otherstages, Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — Fellowship Project, new play by Abby Rosebrock directed by Jenna Worsham, 7 and 11 p.m. Community Works, Once Upon a Time in the Berkshires, Lucy Thurber’s new word developed with local performers and conversations, 2 p.m., MainStage, free. A Legendary Romance, new musical, 7:30 p.m. with talkback, Mainstage. Actually, two college first-years face intimacy and responsibility, 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage ’62 Center, Williamstown.

 

Wednesday Aug. 16

 

Art

Clark Art Institute — Brought to Light: Works on Paper program on rarely exhibited works, 1 p.m. Daily gallery talks. Williamstown

 

Books and Writers

The Mount — Wharton on Wednesdays, Edith Wharton’s short stories series read by professional actors on the terrace, 5 p.m. Ghost Tour of the most haunted parts of the estate, 7:30 p.m. Lenox

 

Community

Bennington Battle Monument — Bennington Battle Day: All state historic sites are free. Commemorative ceremony of the Revolutionary War battle at the Battle Field at 7:30 p.m., Bennington, Vt.

Downtown Celebration — 21st annual community expo and community festival, street fair with downtown restaurants and food trucks, shops stay open late, local crafers and artisans on Main, Eagle, Holden and the northern portion of Ashland Street, contests and giveaways, live bandsand perforemances. Rain Date Aug. 17. North Adams

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Trisha Brown Dance Company, post-modern dance, pal Loop with four generations of alumni of Trisha Brown Company, 8 p.m. Compañía Irene Rodríguez, flamenco with an Afro-Cuban flair with world premiere work, 8:15 p.m. Inside/Out: Xan Burley + Alex Springer, new site-specific work, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket

 

Family

Merck Forest and Farmand Center — Open Farm Week, children’s programs through Aug. 20. Rupert, Vt. 802-394-7836

 

Music

Bascom Lodge — Wintergreen folk trio, contradance and traditional New England music, 6 p.m., free. Summit of Mount Greylock

Tanglewood — Boston Symphony Chamber Players with soprano Yulia Van Doren and pianist Paul Lewis and Yulia Van Doren, soprano: Sofia Gubaidulina’s Garden of Joys and Sorrows for flute, viola and harp, J.S. Bach, Dvorák, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall, Lenox

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Company, Sondheim musical looks at marriage and intimacy, 7 p.m., Mainstage. This, comedy on a circle of friends backing their way into middle age, 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Bershire Theatre Group — Arsenic and Old Lace, classic comedy of genteel murder, 2 and 7 p.m., Mainstage. Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, delving into human loneliness, 7 p.m., Unicorn Theatre. Stockbridge

Dorset Theatre Festival — The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez, musical comedy: An Elvis impersonator takes on a drag act, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Hubbard Hall — Opera: L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love), 7 p.m. Cambridge, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company — The Tempest, Shakespeare’s drama of shipwreck and survival, 5:30 p.m. Lenox

Weston Playhouse — The Music Man, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Mainstage. Buyer and Cellar, an unemployed actor becomes sales clerk at Barbra Streisand’s basement mall, 7:30 p.m., Otherstages, Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — A Legendary Romance, new musical by Geoff Morrow and Timothy Prager, a forgotten filmmaker must approve a version of his abandoned masterpiece, 2 p.m., Mainstage. Actually, two college first-years face intimacy and responsibility, 2 and 7 p.m., Nikos Stage. Community Works, Once Upon a Time in the Berkshires, Lucy Thurber’s new word developed with local performers and conversations, 7 p.m., MainStage, free. ’62 Center, Williamstown.

 

Thursday Aug. 17

 

Art

Berkshires Arts and Culture Festival — New weekend of live music, food, workshops and hands-on activities from wheel throwing  and clay hand building to zipper bracelets, ribbon and fabric flowers, Cuff It! jewelry making, relief printmaking and silk marbeling. 5 to 9 p.m. Eastover, Lenox

Clark Art Institute — Off the Wall: Soak Stain, canvas wall hanging inspired by the work of abstract expressionist painter Helen Frankenthaler, 1 to 4 p.m. Daily gallery talks. Williamstown

Norman Rockwell Museum — Rockwell Museum — Norman Rockwell and the American Ideal: A European Viewpoint, 5:30 p.m., Iva Tijan, a noted scholar from the University of Zagreb in Croatia, and James Kimble on Norman Rockwell’s imagery and perceptions of America. Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School, explore the step-by-step process to creating effective works of art as outlined by the illustrators, 1:30 p.m. Stockbridge

Williams College Museum of Art — Ken Greene, founder of the Hudson Valley Seed Library, on representations of plants in WCMA’s collection, 5 p.m. Extracurriculars: Drinks, snacks and serendipity on the patio, 6 to 8 p.m. Williamstown

 

Books and Writers

The Mount — Women Writing Through Loss, Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, Rebecca Soffer and Emily Rapp Black read from their work and discuss the profound power of connection, 4 p.m. Le Café Français, les conversations et les croissants on The Mount’s Terrace, 8:30 a.m. Literary Roundtable discussion of Edith Wharton’s literary legacy, 3:30 p.m., Lenox

 

Community

Hemmings Cruise-In — Family-friendly car gatherings open to all years, all makes and models, 5:30 to 8 p.m. 222 Main St., Bennington, Vt.

Park-McCullough House — Croquet potluck, 6 p.m. and tournament at 6:30, free. North Bennington, Vt.

Third Thursday — Family-friendly festival with live music, touch-a-truck event, local food, craft vendors, street performers, pop-up performances with Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and more, 5 to 8 p.m. Free. North and South Streets, Pittsfield, discoverpittsfield.org

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Trisha Brown Dance Company, post-modern dance, pal Loop with four generations of alumni of Trisha Brown Company, 2 and 8 p.m. Compañía Irene Rodríguez, flamenco with an Afro-Cuban flair with world premiere work, 8:15 p.m. Inside/Out: Periapsis Music and Dance pairing solo dancers and musicians, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket

Mass MoCA — Paul Green and Youth Alive dancers perform in Chicago-based artist Nick Cave’s “Until” installation with found objects, a meditation on racism and a performance space for dance, music, theater, pop art, spoken word and community forums. North Adams.

 

Family

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Animals in August workshops and talks: Caterpillar Lab, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stockbridge

Merck Forest and Farmand Center — Open Farm Week, children’s programs through Aug. 20. Rupert, Vt. 802-394-7836

 

Food

Chesterwood — Wine Seminar 5:30 to 7 p.m. with Nejaime’s Wine Cellars on the studio piazza. Stockbridge

 

Music

Berkshire Theatre Group — Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, legends in the rock ‘n’ roll scene from the the Jersey Shore who influenced musicians from Bruce Springsteen to Bon Jovi, 8 p.m. Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield

Celebration of Jewish Music — Performance with Youth Alive, Wanda Houston and Knesset Israel in Until, Nick Cave’s installation and creative space, 5:30 p.m. Mass MoCA, North Adams

Naumkeag — Live music by regional bands with cocktails in the gardens of the Choate Family Gilded Age Cottage, 5 to 8 p.m. Stockbridge

Tanglewood — Schubert’s Summer Journey, Program 5, with Emanuel Ax, piano; Pamela Frank, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello, and TMC Vocal Fellows, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall, Lenox

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Company, Sondheim musical looks at marriage and intimacy, 8 p.m., Mainstage. This, comedy on a circle of friends backing their way into middle age, 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield

Berkshire Playwrights Lab — Some Old Black Man: a professor moves his 82-year-old, doggedly independent, blue collar southern father into his Harlem penthouse, 8 p.m., Saint James Place, Great Barrington

Bershire Theatre Group — Arsenic and Old Lace, classic comedy of genteel murder, 7 p.m., Mainstage. Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, delving into human loneliness, 7 p.m., Unicorn Theatre. Stockbridge

Chester Theatre — Folk by Tom Wells: Winnie, a Guinness-hoisting nun, Stephen, a shy maintenance worker, and 16-year-old Kayleigh, who lobs a brick through the window, form a trio, 2 with talkback and 8 p.m. Chester

Dorset Theatre Festival — The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez, musical comedy: An Elvis impersonator takes on a drag act, 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company — The Tempest, Shakespeare’s drama of shipwreck and survival, 5:30 p.m. Edith Wharton Comedies, Roman Fever and The Fullness of Life, 7:30 p.m. Lenox

Theatre Barn — Godspell, 1976 Broadway musical bringing the New Testament to life with messages of love and tolerance, 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse — The Music Man, 7:30 p.m., Mainstage. Buyer and Cellar, an unemployed actor becomes sales clerk at Barbra Streisand’s basement mall, 7:30 p.m., Otherstages, Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — A Legendary Romance, new musical by Geoff Morrow and Timothy Prager, a forgotten filmmaker must approve a version of his abandoned masterpiece, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Mainstage. Actually, two college first-years face intimacy and responsibility, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage. ’62 Center, Williamstown.

 

Friday Aug. 18

 

Art

Berkshires Arts and Culture Festival — New weekend of live music, food, workshops and hands-on activities from wheel throwing  and clay hand building to zipper bracelets, ribbon and fabric flowers, Cuff It! jewelry making, relief printmaking and silk marbeling. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastover, Lenox

Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio — Plein air watercolor painting demonstration with artist Sally Tiska Rice, 11 a.m. Lenox

 

Community

Knesset Israel — Not Like Sheep to the Slaughter: Writing about Resistance in the Aftermath of the Holocaust, by Avinoam Patt, professor of modern Jewish history at the University of Hartford, 11 a.m. at Shakespeare & Company, Lenox

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Trisha Brown Dance Company, post-modern dance, pal Loop with four generations of alumni of Trisha Brown Company, 8 p.m. Compañía Irene Rodríguez, flamenco with an Afro-Cuban flair with world premiere work, 8:15 p.m. PillowTalk: Trisha Brown’s Legacy, 5 p.m., free. Inside/Out: Stilo Dance performs Paseo, blending Afro-Cuban Folklorico, contemporary/modern and traditional Latin styles, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket

PS21 — Monica Bill Barnes & Company, contemporary dance with humor, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

 

Family

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Animals in August workshops and talks: Spinning Angora Rabbit Wool, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stockbridge

Merck Forest and Farmand Center — Open Farm Week, children’s programs through Aug. 20. Rupert, Vt. 802-394-7836

PS21 — West African Dance & Drum Workshop Performance with ith choreographer/dancer Jamal Jackson and drummer Frank Malloy, 1 p.m., free. Chatham, N.Y.

 

Music

Guthrie Center — Guest to be announced on July 2, 8 p.m. Troubador folk music series. Great Barrington

The Mount — Music After Hours, live on the terrace: The Benny Sharoni Quartet, 5 to 8 p.m., free. Lenox

Tanglewood — UnderScore Friday,David Afkham con., Mahler and Brahams with baritone Simon Keenlyside, with comments from a BSO musician, 8 p.m., Shed. Lenox

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Company, Sondheim musical looks at marriage and intimacy, 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage. This, comedy on a circle of friends backing their way into middle age, 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield

Berkshire Playwrights Lab — Some Old Black Man: a professor moves his 82-year-old, doggedly independent, blue collar southern father into his Harlem penthouse, 8 p.m., Saint James Place, Great Barrington

Bershire Theatre Group — New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, I’ve Got A Little Twist, where The Mikado meets The Music Man and the HMS Pinafore sets sail for Brigadoon, 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Arsenic and Old Lace, classic comedy of genteel murder, 8 p.m., Mainstage. Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, delving into human loneliness, 8 p.m., Unicorn Theatre. Stockbridge

Chester Theatre — Folk by Tom Wells: Winnie, a Guinness-hoisting nun, Stephen, a shy maintenance worker, and 16-year-old Kayleigh, who lobs a brick through the window, form a trio, 2 p.m. with cast conversation, Chester

Dorset Theatre Festival — The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez, musical comedy: An Elvis impersonator takes on a drag act, 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Hubbard Hall — Opera: L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love), 7 p.m. Cambridge, N.Y.

Oldcastle Theatre — A Comedy of Tenors, preparing for opera in Paris, 7:30 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company — Door of No Return, multicultural legacies of New England with Nehassaiu deGannes, drawing on her Caribbean heritage and Canadian upbringing, visits to West Africa and arrival in Rhode Island, 8:30 p.m. The Tempest, Shakespeare’s drama of shipwreck and survival, 5:30 p.m. Edith Wharton Comedies, Roman Fever and The Fullness of Life, 7:30 p.m. Shakespeare & Young Company 1 p.m. Lenox

Theatre Barn — Godspell, 1976 Broadway musical bringing the New Testament to life with messages of love and tolerance, 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse — The Music Man, 7:30 p.m., Mainstage. Buyer and Cellar, an unemployed actor becomes sales clerk at Barbra Streisand’s basement mall, 7:30 p.m., Otherstages, Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — A Legendary Romance, new musical by Geoff Morrow and Timothy Prager, a forgotten filmmaker must approve a version of his abandoned masterpiece, 8 p.m., Mainstage. Actually, two college first-years face intimacy and responsibility, 8 p.m., Nikos Stage. ’62 Center. Fridays @ 3 reading of Tom Fontana’s Screenplay by Stalin, Clark Art Institute. Williamstown.

 

Saturday Aug. 19

 

Art

Berkshires Arts and Culture Festival — New weekend of live music, food, workshops and hands-on activities from wheel throwing  and clay hand building to zipper bracelets, ribbon and fabric flowers, Cuff It! jewelry making, relief printmaking and silk marbeling. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastover, Lenox

Chesterwood — Weekend Photography Workshop 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., “The Figure in the Landscape” with Bill Wright and IS183 art school. Stockbridge

Clark Art Institute — From Gallery to Landscape, workshop for all levels, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with IS183 Art School. Williamstown

Stockbridge Arts and Crafts show — 26th annual festival, 85 artists in ceramics, fiber, woodwork, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, painting, photographyand more, specialty food, food producers and Berkshire farmers, outdoors in the historic downtown, Stockbridge

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Trisha Brown Dance Company, post-modern dance, pal Loop with four generations of alumni of Trisha Brown Company, 2 and 8 p.m. Compañía Irene Rodríguez, flamenco with an Afro-Cuban flair with world premiere work, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m. PillowTalk: Cuba’s Changing Dance Scene, 4 p.m., free. Inside/Out: School at Jacob’s Pillow: Jazz/Musical Theatre, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket

Lenox Contradance — Dancing to live music by Spare Parts – Liz Stell on flute, Bill Matthiesen on keyboard, Eric Buddington on fiddle and Mark Murphy on bass, with caller Jim Fownes, all dances taught, no partner or experience needed, 7:45 to 11 p.m. Community Center, Lenox

PS21 — Monica Bill Barnes & Company, contemporary dance with humor, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

 

Family

Arrowhead —  Fairy House Opening Gala, Pittsfield

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Animals in August workshops and talks: Worm Houses, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stockbridge

Berkshire Museum — Pop-Up Play Day, children can build and rebuild with the big, blue blocks of Imagination Playground, 10 a.m. to noon, Pittsfield

Berkshire Scenic Railway — Narrated train rides on Hoosac Valley Line at 11 a.m., 1:30 and 3 p.m. from 98 Crowley Ave., North Adams

Merck Forest and Farmand Center — Open Farm Week, children’s programs through Aug. 20. Rupert, Vt. 802-394-7836

 

History

Bennington Battle Monument — Women of the Revolution: Who was the woman whose concerns about the new Constitution later took form as the Bill of Rights? Known and unknown, patriot and Tory, find how women were key players in the Revolution, 2 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Bidwell House Museum — Berkshires’ First Black Real Estate Agent, with historian Bernard A. Drew on Cuffee Van Schaack, who bought and sold land in Stockbridge in the 18th century, a free black man who learned the trade from his father, fur trader Elias Van Schaack, he spoke Dutch, English and Mohican, 10 a.m. Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham

North Adams Historical Society — Annual Commemoration of Fort Masssachusetts  in observance of the 270th Anniversary of the Rebuilding of the Fort in 1747, 1 p.m. at the Site off State Road, North Adams

 

Music

Guthrie Center — Joe Crookston, 8 p.m. Troubador folk music series. Great Barrington

Hancock Shaker Village — Shaker Barn Music: Tony Trischka, one of the most influential banjo players in the world, 7 p.m., doors open at 6. Pittsfield

Mass MoCA — Soul singer Nona Hendryx and artist Nick Cave in Cave’s “Until” installation with found objects, a meditation on racism and a performance space for dance, music, theater, pop art, spoken word and community forums. 7 p.m. in Until gallery, 8 p.m. in Hunter Center. North Adams

The Mount — Music After Hours, live on the terrace: The Paul Green Quartet, 5 to 8 p.m., free. Lenox

Salem Art Works — Music on the Hill, music and pizza series with panoramic views, food by the Hungry Traveler and local craft beer by R&S Taylor, live music by Let’s be Leonard at 5 p.m. Salem, N.Y.

Southern Vermont Arts Center — Bob Milne, Ragtime Pianist, performs, 7:30 p.m. Manchester, Vt.

Tanglewood — John Williams’ Film Night with BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons and Boston Pops: classic cinema scores by Erich Korngold, Bernard Herrmann, and Alex North, Williams, including Harry Potter, E.T. and Far and Away and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, 8 p.m., Shed. Prelude Concert 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Beethoven and Strauss Saturday Morning Rehearsal 10:30 a.m., Shed. Lenox

Tannery Pond Concerts — Inbal Segev, cello, and Alon Goldstein, piano, 8 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Temple Anshe Amunim — Havdallah at Tanglewood, prelude to the evening concert reflecting on connection between Jewish culture and the music of John Williams’ film night, all welcome. 7 p.m. Lenox

 

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Housatonic River guided canoe trip, look for great blue herons, otters, beavers, diving spiders and more. This trips goes down and up stream.  9 a.m. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield

Hildene — Bird walk 7 a.m. with Vermont Bird and Sky Watch, free. Manchester, Vt.

Williamstown Rural Lands — Climbing Greylock, via the Appalachian Trail. Hikers meet 9 a.m. at AT turnoff on Pattison Road, North Adams

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Company, Sondheim musical looks at marriage and intimacy, 8 p.m., Mainstage. This, comedy on a circle of friends backing their way into middle age, 3 and7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield

Berkshire Playwrights Lab — Some Old Black Man: a professor moves his 82-year-old, doggedly independent, blue collar southern father into his Harlem penthouse, 3 and 8 p.m., Saint James Place, Great Barrington

Bershire Theatre Group — Arsenic and Old Lace, classic comedy of genteel murder, 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage. Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, delving into human loneliness, 2 and 8 p.m., Unicorn Theatre. Stockbridge

Chester Theatre — Folk by Tom Wells: Winnie, a Guinness-hoisting nun, Stephen, a shy maintenance worker, and 16-year-old Kayleigh, who lobs a brick through the window, form a trio, 8 p.m. with talkback, Chester

Dorset Theatre Festival — The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez, musical comedy: An Elvis impersonator takes on a drag act, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

The Mount — Shakespeare & Company performs A Midsummer Night’s Dream outside, 6 p.m. Lenox

Oldcastle Theatre — A Comedy of Tenors, preparing for opera in Paris, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon — Annual Benefit Gala with guests of honor Frances McDormand, Suzzy Roche, and New York City’s experimental theater collective The Wooster Group, presenting an excerpt from Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation, 6 p.m., free. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company — In Light of Jane, a lighting designer facing loss, with Tod Randolph and concert by Kris Delmhorst, 8:30 p.m. The Tempest, Shakespeare’s drama of shipwreck and survival, 5:30 p.m. with talk at 2. Edith Wharton Comedies, Roman Fever and The Fullness of Life, 3 p.m. Shakespeare & Young Company 1 p.m. Lenox

Theatre Barn — Godspell, 1976 Broadway musical bringing the New Testament to life with messages of love and tolerance, 4 and 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse — The Music Man, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Mainstage. Buyer and Cellar, an unemployed actor becomes sales clerk at Barbra Streisand’s basement mall, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Otherstages, Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — A Legendary Romance, new musical by Geoff Morrow and Timothy Prager, a forgotten filmmaker must approve a version of his abandoned masterpiece, 3:30 and 8 p.m., Mainstage. Actually, two college first-years face intimacy and responsibility, 3:30 and 8 p.m., Nikos Stage. ’62 Center, Williamstown.

 

Sunday Aug. 20

 

Art

Berkshires Arts and Culture Festival — New weekend of live music, food, workshops and hands-on activities from wheel throwing  and clay hand building to zipper bracelets, ribbon and fabric flowers, Cuff It! jewelry making, relief printmaking and silk marbeling. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastover, Lenox

Chesterwood — Weekend Photography Workshop 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., “The Figure in the Landscape” with Bill Wright and IS183 art school. Stockbridge

Stockbridge Arts and Crafts show — 26th annual festival, 85 artists in ceramics, fiber, woodwork, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, painting, photographyand more, specialty food, food producers and Berkshire farmers, outdoors in the historic downtown, Stockbridge

 

Books and Writers

The Mount — Backstairs tour: Learn about the daily routines of the men and women who ran The Mount behind the scenes, Q&A session and mimosas on the terrace. 10:30 a.m., Lenox

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Compañía Irene Rodríguez, flamenco with an Afro-Cuban flair with world premiere work, 2:15 p.m. Master Class with Compañía Irene Rodríguez, 10 a.m. A Jazz Happening with School at Jacob‘s Pillow dancers, 5 p.m. Becket

 

Family

Berkshire Scenic Railway — Narrated train rides on Hoosac Valley Line at 11 a.m., 1:30 and 3 p.m. from 98 Crowley Ave., North Adams

Merck Forest and Farmand Center — Open Farm Week, children’s programs through Aug. 20. Rupert, Vt. 802-394-7836

 

Food

Austerlitz Historical Society — Butter: A Rich History, delicious presentation by award-winning food writer and chef Elaine Khosrova, 2 to 4 p.m., free at annual meeting, all welcome. Austerlitz, N.Y.

 

Music

Barrington Stage Company — Julie Budd in Remember Mr. Sinatra 8 p.m. Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, Pittsfield

Clark Art Institute — Darling Valley, folk and indie-rock with live percussion in Crystal Clear: An Acoustic Concert Series, 1 to 3 p.m. on Stone Hill. Free. Williamstown

Eagles Band — Big Band brass, show tunes and American songbook standards, 2 p.m. free at the firehouse, Hinsdale

Park-McCullough House — Concert: Yoshiko Sato and Christopher Lewis preform Beethoven sonatas, 4 p.m., free. North Bennington, Vt.

Tanglewood — TMC chamber music, Bach cantatas with John Harbison, cond., and TMC Vocal and Conducting Fellows 10 a.m., Ozawa Hall. Andris Nelsons conducts the TMC Orchestra with pianist Paul Lewis: Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert, Beethoven and Strauss, 2:30 p.m., Shed. An Evening with David Sedaris celebrates his new book, Theft By Finding, 8  p.m., Shed. Lenox

 

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Housatonic River guided canoe trip, look for great blue herons, otters, beavers, diving spiders and more. This trips goes down and up stream.  9 a.m. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield

Mass Audubon — Guided Canoe Trip through Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area, watching for swallows, herons, kingfishers, muskrats and signs of beavers, 8:30 a.m., New Lenox Road, Lenox

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Company, Sondheim musical looks at marriage and intimacy, 5 p.m., Mainstage. This, comedy on a circle of friends backing their way into middle age, 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield

Berkshire Playwrights Lab — Some Old Black Man: a professor moves his 82-year-old, doggedly independent, blue collar southern father into his Harlem penthouse, 3 p.m., Saint James Place, Great Barrington

Chester Theatre — Folk by Tom Wells: Winnie, a Guinness-hoisting nun, Stephen, a shy maintenance worker, and 16-year-old Kayleigh, who lobs a brick through the window, form a trio, 2 p.m. with panel discussion, Chester

Hubbard Hall — Opera: L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love), 2 p.m. Cambridge, N.Y.

Oldcastle Theatre — A Comedy of Tenors, preparing for opera in Paris, 2 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company — Bad Dates with Elizabeth Aspenlieer and vocalist Vikki True, 8:30 p.m.The Tempest, Shakespeare’s drama of shipwreck and survival, 5:30 p.m. Edith Wharton Comedies, Roman Fever and The Fullness of Life, 3 p.m. Backstage tour, 10:30 a.m. Lenox

Theatre Barn — Godspell, 1976 Broadway musical bringing the New Testament to life with messages of love and tolerance, 2 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse — Buyer and Cellar, an unemployed actor becomes sales clerk at Barbra Streisand’s basement mall, 3 p.m., Otherstages, Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — A Legendary Romance, new musical by Geoff Morrow and Timothy Prager, a forgotten filmmaker must approve a version of his abandoned masterpiece, 2 p.m., Mainstage with lawn talk at 1:15. Actually, two college first-years face intimacy and responsibility, 2 p.m., Nikos Stage. ’62 Center, Williamstown.

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