Berkshire calendar Aug. 21 to 27

Bagpipes at Bascom Lodge and E.T. at Tanglewood — Squirrel Nut Zippers swinging at Jiminy Peak and Roomful of Teeth performing at Mass MoCA — music is sweeping through the Berkshire calendar Aug. 21 to 27. Here at the tail end of summer, events are drawing on a wide range of influences, often with an informal sense of humor.

Chicken showmanship at the Cummington Fair and Principals of Uncertainty at Jacob’s Pillow, Eastern European theater at Mass MoCA … the possibilities are endless.

 

Monday Aug. 21

 

Art

Clark Art Institute — Film: Neruda — Nobel-Prize winning Chilean poet and politician hunted by the police and secret detectives leaves sly clues for his pursuers in an effort to refuse living the life of the fugitive, while artists back in Europe, led by Picasso, fight for his freedom. 7 p.m. Williamstown

 

Books and Writing

The Mount — Celebrated biographer Mary Dearborn will discuss her latest work, Ernest Hemingway: A Biography, 4 p.m. Lenox

 

Mahaiwe

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, joint tour with music and intimate stories from their shared past, the first time the two 1960s folk icons have been onstage together, 8 p.m. Great Barrington

 

Music

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

 

Theater

Bershire Theatre Group — Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, delving into human loneliness, 7 p.m., Unicorn Theatre. Stockbridge

Temple Anshe Amunim — Created Equal, an evening of short plays by Jesse Waldinger exploring struggles against oppression in American history: Staged readings with professional actors directed by Dr. Barbara Waldinger dramatize George Washington’s post-war attempt to retrieve his human ‘property,’ the divorce of Shakespearean actress Fanny Kemble, the fate of Joe, a slave who survived the Alamo, and the friendship between a prominent rabbi and anti-Semite Henry Ford. Talkback including Rabbi Josh Breindel of Temple Anshe Amunim and Rabbi David Weiner of Knesset Israel and Pastor Sheila Sholes-Ross follows, 10 a.m. 26 Broad St.,  Pittsfield

 

Tuesday Aug. 22

 

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 Writing

Arrowhead — New Lenox Books talk/signing with Amy LaFave and Jan Chague, 6 p.m., Pittsfield

Marble House Project — Readings by New York playwrights Willie Johnson and Mackenzie McBride, 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.

The Mount — Biographer Mary Dearborn will discuss her latest work, Ernest Hemingway: A Biography, 11 a.m. Lenox

 

Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — Medical Ethics, 5:30 p.m., Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, Vt.

Ventfort Hall — Tea and talk: Resident historian Cornelia Brooke Gilder on Friends and Fireworks: Edith Wharton Enters Berkshire Society, 4 p.m. Lenox

 

Family

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, Lenox

 

Film

PS21 — Stroszek, Werner Herzog film about an ex-con who leaves Germany to move to Wisconsin, 8:30 p.m. Free Movie Tuesdays, Chatham, N.Y.

 

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.

Berkshire Theatre Group — Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, delving into human loneliness, 7 p.m., Unicorn Theatre. Stockbridge

Shakespeare & Company — The Tempest, Shakespeare’s drama of shipwreck and survival, 5 p.m. with talk at 2. Edith Wharton Comedies, Roman Fever and The Fullness of Life, 3 p.m. Lenox

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

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

 

Wednesday Aug. 23

 

Art

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

Norman Rockwell Museum — Curatorial Conversations on Rockwell and Warhol; Uncle Andy’s and Other Stories, and Learning from the Masters, 1:30 p.m. Stockbridge

Williams College Museum of Art — Summer seminar, The Handmaid’s Tale By Margaret Atwood, noon: lemonade and a lunchtime chat on books submitted to People’s Library in response to the question, What book is helping you understand the world right now? 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

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — The Washington Ballet with Seven Sonatas and more, 8 p.m. Principles of Uncertainty, world premiere by John Heginbotham and illustrator and author Maira Kalman, score by Brooklyn Rider and Silk Road Ensemble’s Colin Jacobsen, 8:15 p.m. Inside/Out: Brazilian tap dancer Leonardo Sandoval/Parangolé Collective, 6:15 p.m., free with live music. Becket

 

Music

Bascom Lodge — Berkshire Highlanders bagpipe concert outdoors, 6 p.m., free. Summit of Mount Greylock

Tanglewood — Schubert’s Summer Journey, Schubert and Samuel Adams, Program 6, with Emanuel Ax, piano; Simon Keenlyside, baritone, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall, Lenox

 

Outdoors

Mass Audubon — Evening at the Beaver Ponds, join Sanctuaries caretaker on a walk to beaver wetlands, 7 p.m. Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, Lenox

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Company, Sondheim musical looks at marriage and intimacy, 2 and 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.

Berkshire Theatre Group — 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, 8 p.m. Chester

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

Shakespeare & Company — The Tempest, Shakespeare’s drama of shipwreck and survival, 5 p.m. Edith Wharton Comedies, Roman Fever and The Fullness of Life, 3 p.m. Lenox

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

 

Thursday Aug. 24

 

Art

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 — Inside the Famous Artists School, 5:30 p.m., with illustrator Randy Enos, who worked as course instructor from 1956 to 1964. Stockbridge

Williams College Museum of Art — Space As Archive, 5 p.m., with Lisa Conathan, Head of Special Collections at the Williams College Libraries: Spaces act as archives of their own. What histories remain visible and what others disappear? Extracurriculars: Drinks, snacks and serendipity on the patio, 6 to 8 p.m. Slide Show: A screening of vintage short films curated by Images Cinema, 7 p.m. Williamstown

 

Books and Writers

The Mount — 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

Cummington Fair — Horse and ox draw, live music, rides and entertainment, horses, cows, chickens, rabbits, sheep. Cummington Fairgrounds, 97 Fairgrounds Road, Cummington

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

 

Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — Quality vs. Quantity: Journalism in the Digital Age, 5:30 p.m., Manchester Community Library, Manchester, Vt.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — The Washington Ballet with Seven Sonatas and more, 2 and 8 p.m. Principles of Uncertainty, world premiere by John Heginbotham and illustrator and author Maira Kalman, score by Brooklyn Rider and Silk Road Ensemble’s Colin Jacobsen, 8:15 p.m. Inside/Out: American College Dance Association Highlights, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket

 

Family

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Animals in August workshops and talks: Wet Felting with Sheep Wool, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stockbridge

 

Music

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

 

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 and 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group — 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 — David Mamet’s American Buffalo, Treat Williams and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, misfits plot the theft of a rare coin collection, 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Mass MoCA — ArtsLand Festival of Eastern European and Eurasian theater, preeminent directors from Armenia, Russia, and Uzbekistan: Vahan Badalyan, Lev Erenburg, and Boris Gafurov  with ensemble actors in Two Arrows by Alexander Volodin, Karamazov Brothers by Fyodor Dostoevsky and Armenian Tales based on stories by Hovhannes Tumanyan, 8 p.m. North Adams

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

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

Theatre Barn — Guys and Dolls, Frank Loesser’s musical comedy finds love and mayhem around the oldest established permenant floating crap game in New York, 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse — Long Day’s Journey into Night, Eugene O’Neill’s classic, the Tyrone family battles to uncover and bury a lifetime of secrets, 7:30 p.m., Mainstage. Buyer and Cellar, 7:30 p.m., Otherstages, Weston, Vt.

 

Friday Aug. 25

 

Art

Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio — Plein air oil painting demonstration with artist Ghetta Hirsch, 11 a.m. Lenox

 

Books and Writers

Lenox Library —  Annual book sale with more than 15,000 books, and music, DVDs and more, grand opening 9 a.m. to noon and then free admission to 5 p.m., Lenox

The Mount — High Times at Music Inn: A happening place for folk and jazz from the 1950s to 1970s, 3 p.m., Lenox

 

Community

Cummington Fair — Youth dairy contest 7 p.m., sheep obstacle course. Horse and ox draw, live music, rides and entertainment, horses, cows, chickens, rabbits, sheep. Cummington Fairgrounds, 97 Fairgrounds Road, Cummington

Temple Anshe Amunim — Sabbath of Story, actor and storyteller Rabbi Josh will enrich the service with stories, ranging from ancient sources to Hasidic tales, from Rabbinic myths to modern literature. 5:30 p.m. All welcome. Pittsfield

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — The Washington Ballet with Seven Sonatas and more, 8 p.m. Principles of Uncertainty, world premiere by John Heginbotham and illustrator and author Maira Kalman, score by Brooklyn Rider and Silk Road Ensemble’s Colin Jacobsen, 8:15 p.m. PillowTalk: Maira Kalman’s Principles of Uncertainty, 5 p.m., free. Inside/Out: Charya Burt Cambodian Dance, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket

PS21 — Ephrat Asherie Dance, raw and contemporary urban dance theater company, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

 

Family

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Animals in August workshops and talks: Fabulous Snakes of Berkshire County, 10 a.m. Stockbridge

 

Film

Mass MoCA — The Russians are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! Submarines crash, station wagons run out of gas and a human pyramid saves the day in this 1961 screwball comedy about the Cold War, 8 p.m. outdoors (rain date July 27) at Harriman-West Airport, North Adams

 

Food

Manchester Food and Wine Classic — Weekend of winemakers, culinary greats, food and wine tastings, seminars, cooking demos and outdoor adventures. Stratton, Vt. Best of the Fest Kick Off at Equinox Resort, Manchester, Vt.

 

Music

Guthrie Center — Bill Staines, 8 p.m. Troubador folk music series. Great Barrington

The Mount — Music After Hours, live on the terrace: Andy Wrba & the Berkshire Jazz Collective, 5 to 8 p.m., free. Lenox

Tanglewood — E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in concert with Boston Pops, John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score performed live, 8 p.m. Shed. Lenox

 

Outdoors

Mass Audubon — Evening Nighthawk watch, 5 to 7:30 p.m., free. Watch the sky for migrating  beautiful aerial acrobats catching insects on the wing. Canoe Meadows, Holmes Road, Pittsfield

 

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.

Bershire Theatre Group — 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 — David Mamet’s American Buffalo, Treat Williams and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, misfits plot the theft of a rare coin collection, 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Mass MoCA — ArtsLand Festival of Eastern European and Eurasian theater, preeminent directors from Armenia, Russia, and Uzbekistan: Vahan Badalyan, Lev Erenburg, and Boris Gafurov  with ensemble actors in Two Arrows by Alexander Volodin, Karamazov Brothers by Fyodor Dostoevsky and Armenian Tales based on stories by Hovhannes Tumanyan, 6 and 8:30 p.m. North Adams

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

Shakespeare & Company — The Tempest, Shakespeare’s drama of shipwreck and survival, 5 p.m. Edith Wharton Comedies, Roman Fever and The Fullness of Life, 3 p.m. Women of Will: Coming Home, 8:30 p.m. Lenox

Theatre Barn — Guys and Dolls, Frank Loesser’s musical comedy finds love and mayhem around the oldest established permenant floating crap game in New York, 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse — Long Day’s Journey into Night, Eugene O’Neill’s classic, the Tyrone family battles to uncover and bury a lifetime of secrets, 7:30 p.m., Mainstage. Buyer and Cellar, 7:30 p.m., Otherstages, Weston, Vt.

 

Saturday Aug. 26

 

Art

Norman Rockwell Museum — Drawing from Observation: Simple Ways to Sketch Objects and Scenes in the tradition of the Urban Sketchers, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Stockbridge

Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio — Has your Creativity Been Hiding workshop with Director Kinney Frelinghuysen, 10 a.m. Lenox

 

Books and Writers

Bookloft — This African-American Life reading with Hugh B. Price, 2 p.m. Plaza off Route 7, Great Barrington

Lenox Library —  Annual book sale with more than 15,000 books, and music, DVDs and more, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lenox

 

Community

Cummington Fair — Chicken showmanship. Horse and ox draw, live music, rides and entertainment, horses, cows, chicken 8 a.m., youth oxen and trained steer classes 8:30, rabbits, sheep. Cummington Fairgrounds, 97 Fairgrounds Road, Cummington

Knesset Israel — The Jewish Art and Practice of Cultivating Character, by Rabbi Pamela Wax, noon.  16 Colt Road, Pittsfield

Motorama — Seventh annual celebration with more than 500 cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, tractors and more, swap meet with vendors, food and a car corral in the Center Street parking lot, and a drive-in movie starting at dusk, begins at 9 a.m. North Adams. northadamsmotorama.com

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — The Washington Ballet with Seven Sonatas and more, 2 and 8 p.m. Principles of Uncertainty, world premiere by John Heginbotham and illustrator and author Maira Kalman, score by Brooklyn Rider and Silk Road Ensemble’s Colin Jacobsen, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m. PillowTalk: Inside the Dancer’s Art with photographer Rose Eichenbaum, 4 p.m., free. Inside/Out: Red Sky Performance, Canada’s leading company of contemporary Indigenous performance in dance, theater, music, and media performs Miigis: In Anishinaabe culture, the miigis shell represents the breath of life and informs travel to the Great Lakes and to a place where wild rice grows (manoomin) on water. 6:15 p.m., free. Festival Finale, performances, opening of the new Perles Family Studio, dance party with DJ BFG. Becket

PS21 — Ephrat Asherie Dance, raw and contemporary urban dance theater company, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

 

Family

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

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

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — The Dog Dance on the Great Lawn, for fleet-footed canines and their companions, 11 a.m., free. Becket

 

Food

Manchester Food and Wine Classic — Weekend of winemakers, culinary greats, food and wine tastings, seminars, cooking demos and outdoor adventures. Stratton, Vt.

 

Music

Berkshire Bash — Berkshire Hot Summer Swing with Squirrel Nut Zippers, music ranging in influence from Harlem Hot, to the sounds of musicians Cab Calloway, Johnny Ace, Raymond Scott, Fats Waller, Django Reinhardt, and Tom Waits. Live music all day includes Berkshire’s own Lucky 5 and Blue Light Trio groups, beer, fresh summer food 3 to 8 p.m. The Barn at Egremont Village Inn celebrates its second year offering libations, knosh and live music. Ski Butternut, Great Barrington

Berkshire Scenic Railway — Cabaret Train with live music by Samantha Talora and Ron Ramsay, departs 7 p.m. from 98 Crowley Ave., North Adams

Berkshire Theatre Group — Berkshire Opera Festival Presents: Ariadne auf Naxos, high art and lowbrow comedy collide when a wealthy patron asks a theatre troup to combine two forms of entertainment. 7:30 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield

Guthrie Center — Geoff Muldaur, 8 p.m. Troubador folk music series. Great Barrington

Mass MoCA — Roomful of Teeth, ensemble of Grammy-winning vocal titans led by Williams College faculty Brad Wells, comes to its summer home to create new works and hone techniques, ending in a performance, 8 p.m. North Adams

The Mount — Music After Hours, live on the terrace: Jon Suters and friends, 5 to 8 p.m., free. Lenox

Music & More — Gossamer Trio: Carol Wincenc, flute; Nancy Allen, harp; Claire Solomon, cello, in concert, 4:30 p.m., New Marlborough

OMI International Arts Center — Music Omi final concert of new global music and collaborations in the Fields Sculpture Park, 5 p.m. among 80 works in Fields Sculpture Park, free. Ghent, N.Y.

Southern Vermont Arts Center — Philip Bauer as Johnny Cash, 7:30 p.m. Manchester, Vt.

Tanglewood — TMC festival chorus, Kristine Opolais and baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky with Andris Nelsons for an evening of opera and song: Arias, duets, and choruses from the Italian and Russian lyric stage including excerpts from Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra and La traviata, and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. 8 p.m., Shed. Saturday Morning Rehearsal: Ives “The Housatonic at Stockbridge” from Three Places in New England and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Andris Nelsons, cond, 10:30 a.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 — Evening Nighthawk watch, 5 to 7:30 p.m., free. Watch the sky for migrating  beautiful aerial acrobats catching insects on the wing. Canoe Meadows, Holmes Road, Pittsfield

 

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 and 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Bershire Theatre Group — 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 — David Mamet’s American Buffalo, Treat Williams and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, misfits plot the theft of a rare coin collection, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Hubbard Hall — The Freight Project, Rachael Shane returns with Oscar + Lottie Productions, artists-in-residence from New York City perform, 7 p.m., free. Cambridge, N.Y.

Mass MoCA — ArtsLand Festival of Eastern European and Eurasian theater, preeminent directors from Armenia, Russia, and Uzbekistan: Vahan Badalyan, Lev Erenburg, and Boris Gafurov  with ensemble actors in Two Arrows by Alexander Volodin, Karamazov Brothers by Fyodor Dostoevsky and Armenian Tales based on stories by Hovhannes Tumanyan, 3 and 6 p.m. North Adams

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

Shakespeare & Company — The Tempest, Shakespeare’s drama of shipwreck and survival, 5 p.m. Edith Wharton Comedies, Roman Fever and The Fullness of Life, 3 p.m. with talk at 1. Traves with a Masked Man performance, concert by Bobby Sweet 8:30 p.m. Lenox

Theatre Barn — Guys and Dolls, Frank Loesser’s musical comedy finds love and mayhem around the oldest established permenant floating crap game in New York, 4 and 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse — Long Day’s Journey into Night, Eugene O’Neill’s classic, the Tyrone family battles to uncover and bury a lifetime of secrets, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Mainstage. Buyer and Cellar, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Otherstages, Weston, Vt.

 

Sunday Aug. 27

 

Books and Writers

Lenox Library —  Annual book sale with more than 15,000 books, and music, DVDs and more, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lenox

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

 

Community

Cummington Fair — 4H and youth and adult livestock judging 9 a.m., ox teamster challenge 1:30 p.m. Horse and ox draw, live music, rides and entertainment, horses, cows, chicken 8 a.m., youth oxen and trained steer classes 8:30, rabbits, sheep. Cummington Fairgrounds, 97 Fairgrounds Road, Cummington

Motorama — Seventh annual celebration and big car show: Main, Holden and Eagle Streets will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic, with more than 500 cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, tractors and more, swap meet with vendors, food and a car corral in the Center Street parking lot, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. North Adams. northadamsmotorama.com

Sandisfield Arts Center — Soil and Shul in the Berkshires: The Untold Story of Sandisfield’s Jewish Farm Colony, presented by Lorraine German, 11 a.m., free. Sandisfield

 

Conversations

Temple Anshe Amunim — Global View: Forces Changing Our World, Pulitzer Prize winner Bret Stephens, writer of the foreign-affairs column of the Wall Street Journal, who has reported stories from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq and has interviewed scores of world leaders, persenting the 50th Annual Hilda Vallin Feigenbaum Lecture 7:30 p.m., free. Pittsfield

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — The Washington Ballet with Seven Sonatas and more, 2 p.m. Principles of Uncertainty, world premiere by John Heginbotham and illustrator and author Maira Kalman, score by Brooklyn Rider and Silk Road Ensemble’s Colin Jacobsen, 2:15 p.m. Master Class with Dance Heginbotham, 10 a.m. Film on Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature, 4:30 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

 

Food

Manchester Food and Wine Classic — Weekend of winemakers, culinary greats, food and wine tastings, seminars, cooking demos and outdoor adventures. Stratton, Vt.

 

Music

Barrington Stage Company — An Evening with Andrea McArdle, celebrating he Great American Songbook, Broadway and contemporary music, 8 p.m. Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, Pittsfield

Bascom Lodge — Oakes and Smith, folk and classic tunes, 6 p.m., free. Summit of Mount Greylock

Tanglewood — BSO with Andris Nelsons cond., Ives “The Housatonic at Stockbridge” from Three Places in New England and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 2:30 p.m., Shed. One Day University at Tanglewood, 9:30 a.m. with talks: Understanding America Through Three Remarkable Photographs, Louis Masur, Professor of American Studies and History, Rutgers University; The Supreme Court: An Insider’s View Jeffrey Rosen, Professor of Law, George Washington University and President, National Constitution Center; Music and the Brain: Why We Like What We Like, Craig Wright, Professor of Music, Yale University. 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 secluded lake in October Mountain State Forest with herons, loons, beavers, and other wildlife, 8:30 a.m. Buckley Dunton Lake, Becket

 

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.

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. Chester

Dorset Theatre Festival — David Mamet’s American Buffalo, Treat Williams and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, misfits plot the theft of a rare coin collection, 2 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Mass MoCA — ArtsLand Festival of Eastern European and Eurasian theater, preeminent directors from Armenia, Russia, and Uzbekistan: Vahan Badalyan, Lev Erenburg, and Boris Gafurov  with ensemble actors in Two Arrows by Alexander Volodin, Karamazov Brothers by Fyodor Dostoevsky and Armenian Tales based on stories by Hovhannes Tumanyan, 3 p.m. North Adams

Oldcastle Theatre — A Comedy of Tenors, preparing for opera in Paris, 2 p.m. Bennington, 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, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Women of Will: Coming Home, 8:30 p.m. Lenox

Theatre Barn — Guys and Dolls, Frank Loesser’s musical comedy finds love and mayhem around the oldest established permenant floating crap game in New York, 2 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Town Players of Pittsfield — Staged reading 2 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield

Weston Playhouse — Long Day’s Journey into Night, Eugene O’Neill’s classic, the Tyrone family battles to uncover and bury a lifetime of secrets, 3 p.m., Mainstage. Buyer and Cellar, 3 p.m., Otherstages, Weston, Vt.

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