Berkshire calendar July 10 to 16

Circuses and ukulele jams — dance honoring veterans and Nick Cave’s glimmering mazes and Hawiian storytelling — hot air balloons, spoken word inspired by whales and ocean islands, and the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop … the Berkshire calendar July 10 to 16, is taking off in all directions.

In the photo above, Shakespeare & Company actors in Lenox perform in ‘Cymbaline,’  Shakespeare’s little-known drama of intrigue and resolve. (Photo courtesy of Shakespeare & Company)

 

Monday July 10

 

Books and Writing

The Mastheads — Roundtable: Professor Jeffrey Lawrence of Rutgers University on the Pittsfield connection of te five Mastheads authors: Melville, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Longfellow, and Holmes, 5:30 p.m., Hotel on North, Pittsfield

The Mount — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Megan Marshall will discuss her latest book, Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast. Summer Lecture Series, 4 p.m. Lenox

 

Family

Dalton circus — Zerbini family circus, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Legion Field in Dalton

 

Music

Berkshire Summer Strings — Free community sing 9 a.m., free community music jam 4 p.m., Tune session 5:15 p.m., Picking strings workshop for guitar, mandolin and ukelele 7:30 p.m. Workshops, jam sessions and community performances with fiddlers Aldo Lavaggi and Mia Friedman, guitarist Jordan Tice and cellist Ariel Friedman, outdoors, French Park, Egremont

Boston University Tanglewood Institute — Young Artists Vocal Program Faculty, BUTI Faculty Recital, 7 p.m. free. Trinity Church, Lenox

Tanglewood — Andris Nelsons conducts TMC Orchestra with trumpet players Håkan Hardenberger and Thomas Rolfs: Mark-Anthony Turnage, From the Wreckage and Dispelling the Fears, Prokovief and Stravinksy, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall, Lenox

 

Theater

Bershire Theatre Group — Children of a Lesser God, on the staff at a school for the deaf, James, a speech therapist with an unorthodox approach, meets Sarah, a beautiful and intelligent woman who has been deaf from birth, and who loves the buoyant expression of her own language, 7 p.m. Mainstage. Million Dollar Quartet, Tony Award-winning jukebox musical with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, 7 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge

 

Tuesday July 11

 

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

Marble House Project — Open Studios with sculptor Sarah and culinary artist Joshua McCarty, brother and sister, honoring listening through their bodies, their environments and each other; and Russian-born American multimedia artist Yuliya Lanina, paintings, animations, interactive sculptures and performances with fantasy, femininity, and humor, 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.

 

Books and Writing

Arrowhead — WordxWord spoken word event inspired by The Mastheads authors: WordXWord is challenging 10 poets to create original work using quotes pulled from the belly of a whale, with bits and scraps of Hawthorne, Melville, Thoreau, Holmes, and Longfellow, 7 p.m. Pittsfield

The Mount — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Megan Marshall will discuss her latest book, Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast. Summer Lecture Series, 11 a.m. Lenox

 

Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — The GMALL Debate 2017: The motion before this meeting is that if the health of a Democracy depends upon a well-informed public, the media is failing in its role, 5:30 p.m., Manchester Community Library, Manchester, Vt.

Ventfort Hall — Tea and talk: Who was the first to take aerial photographs, shoot the Paris sewer system under electric light and take a celebrity portrait of Sarah Bernhardt? Eduardo Cadava speaks on Felix Nadar: 19th Century Parisian Portrait Photographer, Actor, Caricaturist, Inventor and Balloonist, 4 p.m. Lenox

 

Family

Berkshire Theatre Group — The Music Man, a con artist prompts an Iowa town to start a marching band, 7 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield

Dalton circus — Zerbini family circus, 1:30, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Legion Field in Dalton

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

 

Music

Berkshire Summer Strings — Free community sing 9 a.m., free community music jam 4 p.m., Tune session 5:15 p.m., bowed strings workshop, 7:30 p.m. Workshops, jam sessions and community performances with fiddlers Aldo Lavaggi and Mia Friedman, guitarist Jordan Tice and cellist Ariel Friedman, outdoors, French Park, Egremont

Boston University Tanglewood Institute — Jennifer Bill, Saxophone, BUTI Faculty Recital, 7 p.m. free. Trinity Church, Lenox

Clark Art Institute — Free outdoor concert: Concert: Samantha Farrell 6:30 to 8 p.m., intersection of jazz, folk, pop and poetry. Refrehsments available for purchase. Williamstown

Eagles Band — Big Band brass, show tunes and American songbook standards, 7 p.m., free at Springside Park, Pittsfield

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Pink Martini, jazz, classical, and old-fashioned pop with 12-member orchestra, drawing inspiration from music from all over the world, 8 p.m. Great Barrington

Tanglewood — TMC Vocal Recital, Ozawa Hall, 8 p.m., Lenox

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Ragtime, Tony awardwinning musical at the dawn of the 20th century weaves together a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a determined Harlem musician, 7 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield.

Bershire Theatre Group — Children of a Lesser God, on the staff at a school for the deaf, James, a speech therapist with an unorthodox approach, meets Sarah, a beautiful and intelligent woman who has been deaf from birth, and who loves the buoyant expression of her own language, 7 p.m. Mainstage. Million Dollar Quartet, Tony Award-winning jukebox musical with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, 7 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge

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

Shakespeare & Company — Cymbeline, rarely performed story of intrigue and deception in the face of resolve, 7:30 p.m. Lenox

Temple Anshe Amunim — The Face of Evil theater talks on two plays, Paddy Chayefsky’s The Tenth Man, an American update of Ansky’s The Dybbuk, a classic of the Yiddish theatre — dybbuks are troubled, homeless souls who enter the body of living people — and Watch on the Rhine, Lillian Hellman’s World War II play probing how deeply Fascism can penetrate people’s hearts and minds, 10 a.m. Pittsfield

Weston Playhouse — Once, musical set in Dublin, an Irish street musician meets a young Czech woman, 7:30 p.m., Mainstage. Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — The Roommate, S. Epatha Merkerson and Jane Kaczmarek in Jen Silverman’s new comedy about self-discovery, 7:30 p.m. with talkback, MainStage. Williamstown.

 

Wednesday July 12

 

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, Yertle The Turtle by Dr. Seuss, noon: lemonade and a lunchtime chat of books submitted to People’s Library in response to the question, What book is helping you understand the world right now? Williamstown

 

Books and Writing

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

Temple Anshe Amunim — Gospel Truth Part Three: Rabbi Josh in conversation about the New Testament with his Christian colleague Father Michael Bernier of Sacred Heart Church, noon. Pittsfield

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Paul Taylor Dance Company, classic works including Airs, Syzygy, and the exuberant and romantic Esplanade set to Bach, 8 p.m.; Roy Assaf Dance based in Israel, duet Six Years Later and all-male trio The Hill, inspired by veterans’ experiences and based on the Hebrew song Givat Hatachmoshet, 8:15 p.m. Inside/Out: Adam H. Weinert, Dance of The Ages, ensemble work created by Jacob’s Pillow founder Ted Shawn in 1938 and not seen since his company’s final season nearly 80 years ago, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket

 

Family

Berkshire Theatre Group — The Music Man, a con artist prompts an Iowa town to start a marching band, 2 and 7 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield

Hubbard Hall — Life on the Farm: funny songs and stories with farmer Tom Walsh, 6:30 p.m., free. Cambridge, N.Y.

 

Film

Manchester Community Library — Adam’s Rib (1949 romcom), 2 p.m., free. Manchester, Vt.

 

Music

Berkshire Summer Strings — Free community sing 9 a.m., free community music jam 4 p.m., Tune session 5:15 p.m., Singing and banjo workshop 7:30 p.m. Workshops, jam sessions and community performances with fiddlers Aldo Lavaggi and Mia Friedman, guitarist Jordan Tice and cellist Ariel Friedman, outdoors, French Park, Egremont

Boston University Tanglewood Institute — Young Artists Orchestra Faculty, BUTI Faculty Recital, 7 p.m. free. Trinity Church, Lenox

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — John Davidson in Roots, Roles and Rhymes, 8 p.m. Great Barrington

Norman Rockwell Museum — Berkshire Choral International, American music by the singers of the Berkshire Choral Festival, 2 p.m. Stockbridge

Tanglewood — Daniil Trifonov: Schumann, Shostakovich and Stravinsky, 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall, 8 p.m., Lenox

Windsor Lake concert — The Spurs USA, country and western, 6:30 p.m. Windsor Lake, North Adams

 

Outdoors

Merck Forest and Farmand Center — Thoreau Cabin Re-Creation Project: Cabin Dedication, free. Rupet, Vt.

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Ragtime, Tony awardwinning musical at the dawn of the 20th century weaves together a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a determined Harlem musician, 2 and 7 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield.

Bershire Theatre Group — Children of a Lesser God, on the staff at a school for the deaf, James, a speech therapist with an unorthodox approach, meets Sarah, a beautiful and intelligent woman who has been deaf from birth, and who loves the buoyant expression of her own language, 2 and 7 p.m. Mainstage. Million Dollar Quartet, Tony Award-winning jukebox musical with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, 2 and 7 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge

Berkshire Playwrights Lab — Staged Reading Series, new work in progress and talkback with the playwright, 7 p.m., Saint James Place, Great Barrington

Shakespeare & Company — Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s rarely performed story of intrigue and deception in the face of resolve, 7:30 p.m. Lenox

WAM Theatre — Stars in the Orchard Gala 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Hilltop Orchards, Route 295, Richmond

Weston Playhouse — Once, musical set in Dublin, an Irish street musician meets a young Czech woman, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Mainstage. Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — The Roommate, S. Epatha Merkerson and Jane Kaczmarek in Jen Silverman’s new comedy about self-discovery,  7:30 p.m., MainStage.   Where Storms Are Born, mother and son mourn his older brother as they learn more about his incarceration and death, 7:30 p.m. Nikos Stage. Williamstown.

 

Thursday July 13

 

Art

Chesterwood — Reading with sculptor Murray Dewart from his new book Poems about Sculpture, 5:30 p.m. Stockbridge

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

Community Access to the Arts — I Am a Part of Art, opening for exhibit of work created by artists with disabilities, 5 to 8 p.m. free. Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield

Norman Rockwell Museum — Inventing America: Andy Warhol as Filmmaker, 5:30 p.m., Geralyn Huxley, curator of film and video, on some 650 films created from 1963 to 1968. Stockbridge

Williams College Museum of Art — Oral Archives + Lex and Love, explore Meleko Mokgosi’s use of language and the connections between history painting and traditions of oral history, 5 p.m. The Sketchbook Project, noon to 8 p.m.: The largest collection of artist sketchbooks in the world comes to WCMA’s doorstep, created by photographers, painters, architects, designers, and illustrators from more than 135 countries. Extracurriculars: Drinks, snacks and serendipity on the patio, 6 to 8 p.m. Williamstown

 

Books and Writing

Berkshire Athenaeum — Summer Book Sale, thousands of books, CDs, film, audio and vynal, puzzles and games, members evening 4 to 8 p.m. 1 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield.

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

Northshire Bookstore — Lindsay Faye reads from The Whole Art of Detection by Sherlock Holmes, 6 p.m., free. Manchester, Vt.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Paul Taylor Dance Company, classic works including Airs, Syzygy, and the exuberant and romantic Esplanade set to Bach, 8 p.m.; Roy Assaf Dance based in Israel, duet Six Years Later and all-male trio The Hill, inspired by veterans’ experiences and based on the Hebrew song Givat Hatachmoshet, 8:15 p.m. Class on Isadora Duncan Technique with Catherine Gallant, 4 p.m. Inside/Out: Dances by Isadora, work of modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket

 

Family

Berkshire Theatre Group — The Music Man, a con artist prompts an Iowa town to start a marching band, 7 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield

Williamstown Library — Wondrous Wonder, Marvelous Marvel: A Storytelling Movement Playshop, 2 p.m., free, Williamstown

 

History

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

 

Music

Berkshire Summer Strings — Free community sing 9 a.m., free community music jam 4 p.m., Tune session 5:15 p.m. Workshops, jam sessions and community performances with fiddlers Aldo Lavaggi and Mia Friedman, guitarist Jordan Tice and cellist Ariel Friedman, outdoors, French Park, Egremont

Dewey Hall — Berkshire Summer Strings: Traditional, New England, quebeçois, Southern and contradance tunes, staff concert with fiddlers Aldo Lavaggi and Mia Friedman, guitarist Jordan Tice and cellist Ariel Friedman, 7:30 p.m., benefit for the Youth Program Scholarship Fund, Sheffield

Hancock Shaker Village — Shaker Barn Music: Western Centuries, country meets R&B with roots, 7 p.m., doors open at 6. Pittsfield

Manchester Music Festival — chubert Nottorno, Beethoven, Messiaen’s Appel Interstellaire for  horn solo, Strauss and Brahms, with David Griffin, horn; Andrés Cárdenes, violin; Yehuda Hanani, cello; Vassily Primakov, piano, 8 p.m. Free talk and recital, Chopin and Rachmaninoff with Vassily Primakov, 6 p.m. Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt.

Mass MoCA — Beer garden in the Chalet, Upstate Rubdown with Izzy Heltai and Secret Creature in artist Dean Baldwin’s riverside beer garden and conversation with visiting artists. Bar opens at 5:30 p.m., events around 8. 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

Summer Sonatina — Piano students from all over the world perform informal concert, 7 p.m. Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vt.

Tanglewood — The Knights with Eric Jacobsen, cond., and Jennifer Koh, violin; Purcell’s Fantasia upon One Note, John Adams’ Common Tones in Simple Time, Vijay Iyer’s Trouble, 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall, Lenox

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Ragtime, Tony awardwinning musical at the dawn of the 20th century weaves together a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a determined Harlem musician, 8 p.m., Mainstage. Speech and Debate, Three teenage misfits in Salem, Ore., discover they are linked by a sex scandal that’s rocked their town. 7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Bershire Theatre Group — Children of a Lesser God, on the staff at a school for the deaf, James, a speech therapist with an unorthodox approach, meets Sarah, a beautiful and intelligent woman who has been deaf from birth, and who loves the buoyant expression of her own language, 7 p.m. Mainstage. Million Dollar Quartet, Tony Award-winning jukebox musical with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, 7 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge

Chester Theatre — Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau: Reggie, supervisor at a faltering auto factory, faces divided loyalties, 2 with talkback and 8 p.m. Chester

Dorset Theatre Festival — Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

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

Park-McCullough House — Adam and Evie by Charles Mee and Performed by Living Room Theatre, 7:30 p.m. North Bennington, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company — Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s rarely performed story of intrigue and deception in the face of resolve, 7:30 p.m. Lenox

Theatre Barn — Spider’s Web, an Agatha Christie mystery, an adept storyteller faces murder in the drawing room, 8 p.m. New Lebanon

Weston Playhouse — Once, musical set in Dublin, an Irish street musician meets a young Czech woman, 7:30 p.m., Mainstage. Tenderly, musical about Rosemary Clooney, 7:30 p.m., Otherstages, Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — The Roommate, S. Epatha Merkerson and Jane Kaczmarek in Jen Silverman’s new comedy about self-discovery,  2:30 and 7:30 p.m., MainStage. Where Storms Are Born, mother and son mourn his older brother as they learn more about his incarceration and death, Harrison David Rivers world premiere, 7:30 p.m. Nikos Stage. Late night cabaret 10:30 p.m. Williamstown.

 

Friday July 14

 

Art

Chesterwood — Walking tour of Out of Site: Contemporary Sculpture, commissioned new artworks and adapted works by 15 artists, 2 p.m. Stockbridge

Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio — Plein air painting demonstration with watercolor artist Marguerite Bride, 11 a.m. Lenox

Lift Ev’ry Voice — WordXWord and Lift Ev’ry Voice collaborate for this site specific spoken word response to Nick Cave’s Until and the questions it raises – including ‘is there racism in heaven?’ 7:30 p.m. Mass MoCA, North Adams

 

Books and Writing

Berkshire Athenaeum — Summer Book Sale, thousands of books, CDs, film, audio and vynal, puzzles and games, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield

The Bookstore — John Gennari reads from Flavor and Soul, Italian America at its African American Edge, evoking the flavors of risotto with gizzards, the melancholy of jazz ballads, the power-punches of Spike Lee movies, and the bodily aesthetics of basketball, 5:30 p.m. Get Lit Wine Bar, Lenox

 

Community

 

Eagle Street Beach — More than 250,000 pounds of sand turns the entire length of Eagle Street into a family-friendly beach party, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by an adult-oriented fiesta with margaritas, 7 to 10 p.m. Eagle Street, North Adams

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

The Mount — Edith Wharton’s Lenox: Using rare archival photos, local historian Cornelia Brooke Gilder will discuss her new book highlighting the stir Edith Wharton created in Lenox during her decade at The Mount. Part of the Lenox 250th Celebration 2 p.m., Lenox

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Paul Taylor Dance Company, classic works including Airs, Syzygy, and the exuberant and romantic Esplanade set to Bach, 8 p.m.; Roy Assaf Dance based in Israel, duet Six Years Later and all-male trio The Hill, inspired by veterans’ experiences and based on the Hebrew song Givat Hatachmoshet, 8:15 p.m. PillowTalk: Anniversary Celebration, 5 p.m., on the work of Festival founder Ted Shawn, free. Inside/Out: Sounds of Korea, New York Korean Performing Arts Center dance troupe, instrumental chamber ensemble and percussion ensemble, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket

 

Family

Berkshire Theatre Group — The Music Man, a con artist prompts an Iowa town to start a marching band, 7 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

 

Film

Sandisfield Arts Center — Friday night at the movies, 7 p.m. free. Sandisfield

 

Food

Hancock Shaker Village — Food For Thought: Dinner with Stacy Schiff includes 3-course meal prepared by farm-to-table chef Brian Alberg, wine, and a signed book, 6 p.m. Pittsfield

 

Music

Berkshire Summer Strings — Concert for the Community free, the Youth groups and adult and advanced workshops will share their new tunes on the Bandstand Stage, 5:30 p.m. to celebrate weeklong music festival: Free community sing 9 a.m., free community music jam 4 p.m., Tune session 5:15 p.m. Workshops, jam sessions and community performances with fiddlers Aldo Lavaggi and Mia Friedman, guitarist Jordan Tice and cellist Ariel Friedman, outdoors, French Park, Egremont

Green River Festival — Weekend festival of live music and hot air balloons with The Mavericks, Big Al Anderson, the Sweetback Sister, Western Centuries, Fulasco, Pedrito Martinez Group, Aliya Cycon Project and more. Greenfield Community College, Greenfield. greenriverfestival.com

Guthrie Center — Spook Handy and The Seed Planters, 8 p.m. Troubador folk music series. Great Barrington

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

Tanglewood — Andris Nelsons cond., Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, Haydn, Thomas Adès and Mozart with pianist Daniil Trifonov, 8 p.m. Shed, Lenox

Temple Anshe Amunim — Tanglewood Shabbat, 3 p.m. all welcome for a musical and meditative celebration on the lawn before the concert. Tanglewood, Lenox

 

Outdoors

Hildene — Ecology of the Dene Walk and Talk: Forests, Wetlands and Meadows, on the ecology of Hildene’s lower 200 acres. Andrea Luchini will discuss the importance of messy forests and the issue of invasive plants. Diane Newton will lead the group into the wetland for an activity to gain an understanding of its ecosystem and ecological importance. Brooke Decker will complete the tour with a visit to the bird sanctuary where she will talk about meadow ecology and efforts to encourage bobolinks and other pollinators. 2 to 4:30 p.m. Manchester, Vt.

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Ragtime, Tony awardwinning musical at the dawn of the 20th century weaves together a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a determined Harlem musician, 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage. Speech and Debate, Three teenage misfits in Salem, Ore., discover they are linked by a sex scandal that’s rocked their town. 7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Bershire Theatre Group — Children of a Lesser God, on the staff at a school for the deaf, James, a speech therapist with an unorthodox approach, meets Sarah, a beautiful and intelligent woman who has been deaf from birth, and who loves the buoyant expression of her own language, 8 p.m. Mainstage. Million Dollar Quartet, Tony Award-winning jukebox musical with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge

Chester Theatre — Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau: Reggie, supervisor at a faltering auto factory, faces divided loyalties, 2 p.m. with cast conversation, Chester

Dorset Theatre Festival — Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, 7:30 p.m. with opening reception, Dorset, Vt.

Double Edge Theatre — We The People: performance intersects art, culture, and democracy and the paradoxes, the stories, the dreams that make up a human being, a community, a society, outdoors in pastures and gardens of the farm surrounded by music and flight, 8 p.m. Ashfield. doubleedgetheatre.org

Park-McCullough House — Adam and Evie by Charles Mee and Performed by Living Room Theatre, 7:30 p.m. North Bennington, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company — Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s rarely performed story of intrigue and deception in the face of resolve, 2 p.m. Amy Herzog’s 4,000 miles: Annette Miller is a lifelong rebel in Greenwich Village takes in her grandson, who has just suffered a deep loss. 7:30 p.m. Lenox

Theatre Barn — Spider’s Web, an Agatha Christie mystery, an adept storyteller faces murder in the drawing room, 8 p.m. New Lebanon

Weston Playhouse — Once, musical set in Dublin, an Irish street musician meets a young Czech woman, 7:30 p.m., Mainstage. Tenderly, musical about Rosemary Clooney, 7:30 p.m., Otherstages, Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — The Roommate, S. Epatha Merkerson and Jane Kaczmarek in Jen Silverman’s new comedy about self-discovery,  8 p.m., MainStage. Where Storms Are Born, mother and son mourn his older brother as they learn more about his incarceration and death, Harrison David Rivers world premiere, 8 p.m. Nikos Stage. Fridays @ 3 rading of Casey Perloff’s The Fit, Clark Art Institute. Late night cabaret 10:30 p.m. Williamstown.

 

Saturday July 15

 

Art

Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio — “Shades of Juan Gris” by Emily Braun, leading art historian and curator of the Leonard Lauder Collection of Cubist art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on the five Gris masterpieces from the collection, their hidden imagery and Gris’ fascination with the mystery pulp fiction of Fantomas, 3 p.m. Lenox

Norman Rockwell Museum — Panel discussion, Imagemakers: Rockwell and Warhol, evolving and sometimes controversial perceptions of their work, with Laurie Norton Moffatt, Norman Rockwell Museum Director/CEO; Eric Shiner, Sotheby’s Senior Vice President of Contemporary Art and former Director of The Andy Warhol Museum; and Charlotte Burns, Senior Editor at Art Agency and writer and reviewer for Cultured, The Guardian, and Monocle, 5:30 p.m. Making a Scene: Digital Painting with Adobe Photoshop art workshop 1 to 3 p.m. Stockbridge

Lee Summer Craft Fair — More than 40 artisans and crafters on the village green, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lee. leechamber.org

Sandisfield Arts Center — Sacred Bones and Talking Heads: the Mystery of the Reliquaries from the Court of Charles V of Spain with Michele Marincola, Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 4 p.m. Sandisfield

 

Books and Writing

Berkshire Athenaeum — Summer Book Sale, thousands of books, CDs, film, audio and vynal, puzzles and games, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield

Bookloft — John F. Kennedy in New England reading with Raymond P. Sinibaldi, 2 p.m. Plaza off Route 7, Great Barrington

Northshire Bookstore — Michael Kingsbury story slam, 6 p.m. Arthur Yorink reads from Making Scents, 11 a.m., free. Manchester, Vt.

 

Community

Arrowhead — Gay Bar for Berkshire Stonewall Coalition, benefit 7 to 10 p.m. Pittsfield

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Paul Taylor Dance Company, classic works including Airs, Syzygy, and the exuberant and romantic Esplanade set to Bach, 2 and 8 p.m.; Roy Assaf Dance based in Israel, duet Six Years Later and all-male trio The Hill, inspired by veterans’ experiences and based on the Hebrew song Givat Hatachmoshet, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m.  PillowTalk: Paul Taylor at the Pillow, 4 p.m., free. Inside/Out: School at Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket

Lenox Contradance — Dancing to live music by Coincidance – Tony Pisano on accordion, Josh Pisano on percussion, Eric Martin on fiddle and viola, Susan Creighton on keyboard and Eric Buddington on fiddle, with caller Jon Greene, all dances taught, no partner or experience needed, 7:45 to 11 p.m. Community Center, Lenox

 

Family

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

Berkshire Theatre Group — The Music Man, a con artist prompts an Iowa town to start a marching band, 2 and 7 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield

Hancock Shaker Village — Spirit Houses and Woodland Wonders 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Build a spirit or fairy house Create a spirit drawing. Sing spirit songs. Make fairy wings. March in the Parade of Animals and Spirits led by Village animals, 2 p.m. Pittsfield

 

Film

Mass MoCA — Mad Max 1979 classic cult film, outdoor screening with an original re-score performed live by ensemble Morricone Youth, 8:30 p.m. North Adams

 

History

Bidwell House Museum — History Talk: American Indians in the Southern Berkshires with Rene Wendell, Land Steward for the Nature Conservancy, about the Mohicans who lived here and their contact with incoming Europeans, 10 a.m. Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham

 

Music

Aston Magna — Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata and its Mozartean Models with Daniel Stepner, violin, and guest artist David Hyun-Su Kim, fortepiano. Sonatas by Beethoven and Mozart 6 p.m., Saint James Place, Great Barrington

Berkshire Choral Festival — Vocalists gather for weekling immersion and perfomance, Mahler Symphony No. 8 cond. Kent Tritle with Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Berkshire School, Sheffield

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

Boston University Tanglewood Institute — Young Artists Piano Program, Student Recital, 11 a.m., free. West Street Theatre, 45 West St., Lenox

Green River Festival — Weekend festival of live music and hot air balloons with Lake Street Drive, Houndmouth, Pokey Lafarge, Amadou et Mariam, Darlingside, Sam Fermin, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Tank and the Bangas, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, the Deslondes, Twisted Pine and more. Greenfield Community College, Greenfield. greenriverfestival.com

Guthrie Center — Vance Gilbert, original folk with grit, swing, laughter and soul, 8 p.m. Troubador folk music series. Great Barrington

Mohawk Trail Concerts — Matt Haimovitz, cello, and Estela Olevsky, piano, performing Bach, Schubert, Gaspar Cassado’s Requiebros and Alberto Ginastera, 7:30 p.m. Federated Church, Charlemont

The Mount — Music After Hours, live on the terrace: Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius and Heard, 5 to 8 p.m., free. Lenox

PS21 — Opening Night Celebration: Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express, 8 p.m., music with violinist Alicia Svigals, founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics, accordionist Lauren Brody, and double bassist Brian Glassman. Chatham, N.Y.

Southern Vermont Arts Center — O Sole Trio, a Lincoln Center Production, From Pavarotti to Pop, 7:30 p.m. Manchester, Vt.

Tanglewood — Andris Nelsons conducts Wagner’s Das Rheingold, 8 p.m., Shed. Saturday Morning Rehearsal: Williams, Tchaikovsky and Berlioz, 10:30 a.m., Shed. Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) Young Artists Orchestra: Copland’s Billy the Kid, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5, Theofanidis’ Rainbow Body, 2:30 p.m. Ozawa Hall. 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.

Lenox Garden Tour — Five rarely-seen properties in Great Barrington, including one inspired by classical art, sculpture and ornament; perennial, pond, pool, cutting and wetland gardens at a home that appeared on the cover of UK Home & Garden; and Blue Stone Manor, the home of Dorinda Medley from the TV show The Real Housewives of New York. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. lenoxgardenclub.net

Mass Audubon — Berkshire Summit Hike, join naturalist and avid hiker Dale Abrams 8-mile round-trip hike on the Hopper Trail from Haley Farm in Williamstown through northern hardwoods and into boreal forest by the Appalachian Trail. 9 a.m. Mount Greylock

Williamstown Rural Lands — Hike Petersburg Pass to Hopkins Memorial Forest by the Taconic Crest Trail and the Birch Brook Trail, meet at Hopkins Forest off Northwest Hill Road, 9 a.m. Williamstown

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Ragtime, Tony awardwinning musical at the dawn of the 20th century weaves together a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a determined Harlem musician, 8 p.m., Mainstage. Speech and Debate, Three teenage misfits in Salem, Ore., discover they are linked by a sex scandal that’s rocked their town. 7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Bershire Theatre Group — Children of a Lesser God, on the staff at a school for the deaf, James, a speech therapist with an unorthodox approach, meets Sarah, a beautiful and intelligent woman who has been deaf from birth, and who loves the buoyant expression of her own language, 2 and 8 p.m. Mainstage. Million Dollar Quartet, Tony Award-winning jukebox musical with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, 2 and 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge

Chester Theatre — Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau: Reggie, supervisor at a faltering auto factory, faces divided loyalties, 8 p.m. with talkback, Chester

Dorset Theatre Festival — Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Double Edge Theatre — We The People: performance intersects art, culture, and democracy and the paradoxes, the stories, the dreams that make up a human being, a community, a society, outdoors in pastures and gardens of the farm surrounded by music and flight, 8 p.m. Ashfield. doubleedgetheatre.org

The Mount — Shakespeare & Company performs A Midsummer Night’s Dream outside, 11 a.m. Lenox

Shakespeare & Company — Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s rarely performed story of intrigue and deception in the face of resolve, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Amy Herzog’s 4,000 miles: Annette Miller is a lifelong rebel in Greenwich Village takes in her grandson, who has just suffered a deep loss. 3 p.m. Lenox

Theatre Barn — Spider’s Web, an Agatha Christie mystery, an adept storyteller faces murder in the drawing room, 4 and 8 p.m. New Lebanon

Weston Playhouse — Once, musical set in Dublin, an Irish street musician meets a young Czech woman, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Mainstage. Tenderly, musical about Rosemary Clooney, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Otherstages, Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — The Roommate, S. Epatha Merkerson and Jane Kaczmarek in Jen Silverman’s new comedy about self-discovery,  32:30 and 8 p.m., MainStage. Where Storms Are Born, mother and son mourn his older brother as they learn more about his incarceration and death, Harrison David Rivers world premiere, 3:30 and 8 p.m. Nikos Stage. Williamstown.

 

Sunday July 16

 

Art

Lee Summer Craft Fair — More than 40 artisans and crafters on the village green, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lee. leechamber.org

The Mount — SculptureNow artist-led guided tour of this year’s exhibition of large scale contemporary sculpture on the Mount’s grounds, 1:30 p.m., Lenox

 

Books and Writers

The Bookstore — John J. Healey reads from his novel The Samurai of Seville: In 1614, twenty-two Samurai warriors and a group of tradesmen from Japan sailed to Spain 3 p.m. Get Lit Wine Bar, 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

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Paul Taylor Dance Company, classic works including Airs, Syzygy, and the exuberant and romantic Esplanade set to Bach, 2 p.m.; Roy Assaf Dance based in Israel, duet Six Years Later and all-male trio The Hill, inspired by veterans’ experiences and based on the Hebrew song Givat Hatachmoshet, 2:15 p.m. Master Class with Roy Assaf Dance, 10 a.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

Berkshire Theatre Group — The Music Man, a con artist prompts an Iowa town to start a marching band, 2 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

 

Film

Images Cinema — Family Flicks Under the Stars: Clueless, Jane Austen transformed in contemporary Califormia, shown on Morgan Lawn at the top of Spring Street, starting at sundown. Free. Williamstown

 

Music

Barrington Stage Company — Great Dames, Long time Forbidden Broadway Diva Christine Pedi sings songs about and made famous by the great ladies of the stage, screen and beyond. 8 p.m. Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, Pittsfield

Boston University Tanglewood Institute — Chamber Music, Young Artists Wind Ensemble, BUTI Student Recital, 10 a.m., free, West Street Theatre, 45 West St.; Franziska Huhn, Harp, BUTI Faculty Recital, 7 p.m., free, Trinity Church, Lenox

Green River Festival — Weekend festival of live music and hot air balloons with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Funky Meters, the Infamous Stringdusters, Mandoline Orange, Robbie Fulks, Parsonfield, Kat Wright, River Whyless, the Suitcase Junket, Bridget Kearney, Dustbowl Revival, Rachel Price and Vilray, Madam Uncle and more. Greenfield Community College, Greenfield. greenriverfestival.com

Manchester Music Festival — Young Artists Concert: Beethoven, Ravel, Dvorak and Schumann, 2 p.m. Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt.

PS21 — Pianist Lincoln Mayorga: Chopin & Candlelight, musical and dramatic presentation, Actors Nancy Rothman and Martin Anderson read selected Chopin diary entries and letters between Chopin and his lover, French novelist George Sand, 2 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Sevenars Concerts — Emmanuel Feldman, cello, and Joy Cline Phinney, piano, perform Beethoven, Brahms, Gershwin and George Walker, 4 p.m. Worthington

Tanglewood — Andris Nelsons cond., Williams’ Markings, for solo violin, strings and harp (world premiere), Tchaikovsky and Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, 2:30 a.m., Shed. TMC chamber music, 10 a.m., BUTI wind ensemble concert: Casinghino, Copland, Graham, Grainger, Schumann, Wilson and Young, free, 2:30 p.m., Ozawa Hall. 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 — Goat Care 101, led by the goat dairy staff at Hildene Farm, Misty Hosley and Kimberly Pinsonneault, a workshop for people considering raising a goat, 1 p.m. Manchester, Vt.

Mass Audubon — Canoe Trip to Upper and Lower Goose Ponds: Explore the coves and marshes in search of eagles, herons, ravens and songbirds, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Directions given with registration.

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Ragtime, Tony awardwinning musical at the dawn of the 20th century weaves together a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a determined Harlem musician, 5 p.m., Mainstage. Speech and Debate, Three teenage misfits in Salem, Ore., discover they are linked by a sex scandal that’s rocked their town. 3 p.m. Pittsfield.

Dorset Theatre Festival — Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, 2 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Chester Theatre — Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau: Reggie, supervisor at a faltering auto factory, faces divided loyalties, 2 p.m. with panel discussion, Chester

PS21 — Stones and Stories Workshop, native Hawaiian choreographer Christopher K. Morgan shares stories about the role of stones in traditional Hawaiian culture and incorporates storytelling, movement, and chanting 11 a.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company — Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s rarely performed story of intrigue and deception in the face of resolve, 7:30 p.m. Amy Herzog’s 4,000 miles: Annette Miller is a lifelong rebel in Greenwich Village takes in her grandson, who has just suffered a deep loss, 3 p.m. Lenox

Theatre Barn — Spider’s Web, an Agatha Christie mystery, an adept storyteller faces murder in the drawing room, 4 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse — Tenderly, musical about Rosemary Clooney, 3 p.m., Otherstages, Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — The Roommate, S. Epatha Merkerson and Jane Kaczmarek in Jen Silverman’s new comedy about self-discovery,  2 p.m., MainStage. Where Storms Are Born, mother and son mourn his older brother as they learn more about his incarceration and death, Harrison David Rivers world premiere, 2 and 7 p.m. Nikos Stage with Lawn talk at 1:15. Williamstown.

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