Berkshire calendar July 17 to 23

Free movies outdoors at PS21 in Chatham, free Shakespeare outdoors on the common in Pittsfield, contemporary music in the galleries at Mass MoCA … summer is overflowing in the Berkshire calendar July 17 to 23.

Aakash Odedra, above, a contemporary dancer with roots in classical Indian dance, Kathak and Bharatnatyamcontemporary dancer with roots in classical Indian dance, Kathak and Bharatnatyam, will perform at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and Compagnie Marie Chouinard will present 24 Preludes by Chopin and Henri Michaux: Mouvements inspired by the artist’s poems and ink drawings. (Photo by Chris Nash, courtesy of Jacob’s Pillow)

 

Monday July 17

 

Books and Writers

Arrowhead — Book Release Party for Red Barn, Vol. 3, 6 p.m. Pittsfield

The Mastheads — Roundtable: Professor  David L. Smith of Williams College, What’s the deal with Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. anyway? 5:30 p.m., Hotel on North, Pittsfield

The Mount — Writer and critic Elaine Showalter will discuss her latest book, The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe: Summer Lecture Series, 4 p.m. Lenox

 

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 — Young Artists Piano Program, BUTI Student Recital, 7 p.m. free. Trinity Church, Lenox

Tanglewood — Stefan Asbury cond. TMC Orchestra, Brahms and Elgar, 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, Stockbridge

Williamstown Theatre Festival — Fellowship Project, Jason McDowell-Green, director of WTF’s Professional Training Program, will direct Sam Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class 7 and 11 p.m., Williamstown.

 

Tuesday July 18

 

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 — Screenings: Academy award-nominated, regional Emmy-winning filmmaker and artist Dee Hibbert-Jonescollaborates with artist and filmmaker Nomi Talisman; Hong-An Truong, individual and collective narratives, and histories that span cultural and national borders 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 Writers

Lenox Library —  Ann Elizabeth Barnes reading from her book, the Rev. Samuel Harrison, biography of the abolitionist, activist and chaplain of the Massachusetts 54th, the first black regiment raised in the north to fight in the Civil War, 6 p.m., Lenox

The Mount — Writer and critic Elaine Showalter will discuss her latest book, The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe, 11 a.m. Lenox

 

Conversations

Arrowhead — Geeg Wiles discusses the history of the Ahab Garden Gnome, 6 p.m. Pittsfield

Green Mountain Academy — The Presidency Six Months In, 5:30 p.m., Manchester Community Library, Manchester, Vt.

Ventfort Hall — Margaret Lynch-Brennan on her book, The Irish Bridget: Irish Immigrant Women in Domestic Service in America, 4 p.m. Lenox

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Delicious Movement Workshops with Eiko Otake, open to all, 6 p.m. 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.

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

PS21 — Moscow on the Hudson, a Russian musician defects in Bloomingdale’s department store, 8:30 p.m. Free Movie Tuesdays, Chatham, N.Y.

 

Music

Boston University Tanglewood Institute — Thomas Weaver, Piano, BUTI Faculty Recital, 7 p.m., free. West Street Theatre, 45 West St., Lenox

Clark Art Institute — Free outdoor concert: Sydney Worthley, a rising young singer/songwriter from the Albany region, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Refrehsments available for purchase. Williamstown

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — 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, Stockbridge

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

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

Weston Playhouse — Tenderly, musical about Rosemary Clooney, 7:30 p.m., Otherstages, Weston, Vt.

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, 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

Williamstown Theatre Festival — Fellowship Project, Jason McDowell-Green, director of WTF’s Professional Training Program, will direct Sam Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class 7 and 11 p.m. 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. Williamstown.

 

Wednesday July 19

 

Art

Bascom Lodge — Monika Sosnowski talk and photography presentation, 6 p.m., free. Summit of Mount Greylock

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

 

Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — The First Transcontinental Railroad: National Transformation, 1842-1869, 5:30 p.m., Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, Vt.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Compagnie Marie Chouinard in 24 Preludes by Chopin and Henri Michaux: Mouvements inspired by the artist’s poems and ink drawings, 8 p.m. Aakash Odedra in Rising, contemporary dancer with roots in classical Indian dance, Kathak and Bharatnatyam, 8:15 p.m. Inside/Out: James Whiteside Presents, principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, 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 — Brain Circus with Marvelous Marvin, learn juggling, balancing sticks, spinning plates, flip-and-flyers, hula hoops, rhythm sticks, 6:30 p.m., free. Cambridge, N.Y.

 

Music

Bennington Chamber Music Conference — Chamber music for strings and piano, Mendelssohn and Brahms, 8 p.m. Free. Bennington College, Bennington, Vt.

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

Tanglewood — Emerson Quartet and acting ensemble, Shostakovich and the Black Monk, a Russian Fantasy, Shostakovich struggles to retell Chekhov’s story of a writer fighting for his sanity 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall. Lenox

Windsor Lake concert — Lita Williams, 6:30 p.m. free. Windsor Lake, North Adams

 

Outdoors

Mass Audubon — Evening at the Beaver Ponds, join Sanctuaries caretaker on a walk to beaver wetlands, 7:30 p.m. Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, Lenox

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — 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 7 p.m. Mainstage. Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, delving into human loneliness, 7 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. Chester

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

Shakespeare & Company — Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s rarely performed story of intrigue and deception in the face of resolve, 7:30 p.m. Backstage tour 10:30 a.m. Lenox

Weston Playhouse — Tenderly, musical about Rosemary Clooney, 7:30 p.m., Otherstages, Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — The Clean House, Sarah Ruhl’s comedy about two sisters and a housekeeper, 7:30 p.m. 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. Williamstown.

 

Thursday July 20

 

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

IS183 Art School — Terra Sigilatta and the Smoke Fired Pot: Paula Shalan on wood-fired ceramics made with white earthenware and fine slip clay, Stockbridge

Norman Rockwell Museum — Learning from the Masters: The Famous Artists School, will explore the creative methods of Norman Rockwell, Harold von Schmidt, John Atherton, Al Parker, Al Dorne, Fred Ludekens, Ben Stahl, Peter Helck, Stevan Dohanos, Jon Whitcomb, Austin Briggs, and Robert Fawcett founders of the school, whose influential narrative artworks reached millions on the covers and pages of the nation’s most popular mid-century publications. Opening celebration and book launch of Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School: Classic Techniques and Expert Tips from the Golden Age of Illustration, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Stockbridge

Williams College Museum of Art — Robert Rauschenberg: Appropriating the Archive, Gage McWeeny, Associate Professor of English considers how originality, copyright and imitation play out in Robert Rauschenberg’s artwork, 5 p.m. Extracurriculars: Drinks, snacks and serendipity on the patio, 6 to 8 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

Norman Rockwell Museum — Tea, Talk and Booksigning, Painting America’s Portrait: How Illustrators Created America in World War I, with Author James C. Thompson 2 p.m. Stockbridge

Northshire Bookstore — John Healey reads from The Samurai of Seville, 6 p.m., free. Manchester, Vt.

 

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.

Midnight Madness — Downtown celebration and street festival with live music, shops open late 7 p.m. to midnight, Bennington, Vt.

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

Third Thursday — Family-friendly festival and food celebration with live music, 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 — Compagnie Marie Chouinard in 24 Preludes by Chopin and Henri Michaux: Mouvements inspired by the artist’s poems and ink drawings, 8 p.m. Aakash Odedra in Rising, contemporary dancer with roots in classical Indian dance, Kathak and Bharatnatyam, 8:15 p.m. Lindy Hop with Caleb Teicher, 4 p.m. Inside/Out: Caleb Teicher & Company reinvents traditional American dance forms, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket

PS21 — Parsons Dance Open Rehearsal 6:30 p.m. Company is in residence at PS21 for four weeks. Chatham, N.Y.

 

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.

 

Food

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

Marble House Project — A Family Culinary Workshop of Pizza, Pasta and Salad by Laura O’Brien, work together in family groups to prepare a community meal with just-picked herbs and vegetables including some wild foraged finds, and a dough-making demonstration, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Marble House, Dorset, Vt.

 

Music

Boston University Tanglewood Institute —  Brass Quintet, BUTI Faculty Recital, 6 p.m., free. Trinity Church, Lenox

Celebration of Jewish Music — Jews and Jazz, 5:30 p.m.: Political scientist Charles Hersch discusses his new book, and clarinetist Paul Green and the band give musical examples free, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield

Eagles Band — Big Band brass, show tunes and American songbook standards, 7 p.m., free at the Dalton CRA, Dalton

Manchester Music Festival — Liebermann, Arensky, Sollima’s Arboreto Salvatico for two cellos and Dvorak, with Ara Gregorian, viola; David Requiro, cello; Meta Weiss, cello; Michael Brown, piano, 8 p.m. Free talk and recital, Bach for solo cello and Cassadó Fantasia with David Requiro, 6 p.m. Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt.

Mass MoCA — Beer garden in the Chalet, Avi Jacob with Long Journey 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

Music from Salem — Open rehearsal of the upcoming concert: Out of old mythologies, Dvorak and Shostakovich, 4 p.m., free. Brown Farm, 154 Priest Road, Salem, N.Y.

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 — Emerson Quartet, Schubert’s Summer Journey, Program 2, Auf der Bruck and Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Shroud for string quartet, 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall. Lenox

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Speech and Debate, Three teenage misfits in Salem, Ore., discover they are linked by a sex scandal that’s rocked their town, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Taking Steps, comedy: Elizabeth, a former dancer, will do anything to escape the overbearing clutches of her rich husband, Roland, who is poised to buy a haunted house, 8 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. Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, delving into human loneliness, 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

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

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — London’s National Theatre in HD: Angels in America Part One — Millennium, 7 p.m. America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Great Barrington

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

Shakespeare & Company — Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s rarely performed story of intrigue and deception in the face of resolve, 2 p.m. Intimate Apparel, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage’s story of Esther, an African-American seamstress in Manhattan in 1905, 7:30 p.m. Lenox

Shakespeare in the Park — Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s comedy of misplaced passion and mistaken identities, 8 p.m., free. First Street Common,  Pittsfield

Temple Anshe Amunim — Laugh with Phil Halpern, looking at the large Jewish role in the world of comedy, invaudeville, radio, stand-up, television and film script writing, 11:30 a.m., Pittsfield

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 — Tony and Pulitzer prizewinning comedy Lost in Yonkers, 7:30 p.m., Mainstage. Tenderly, musical about Rosemary Clooney, 7:30 p.m., Otherstages, Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — The Clean House, Sarah Ruhl’s comedy about two sisters and a housekeeper, 7:30 p.m. 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 7:30 p.m. Nikos Stage. Williamstown.

 

Friday July 21

 

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 artist Terry Wise, 11 a.m. Lenox

 

Community

Solarfest — Celebration of sustainable living: World-class musicians perform on a solar-powered stage; talks on art, culture, and technology. Pop-up marketplace with food, crafts, energy and sustainable living vendors on 100-acre historic campus of Southern Vermont Art Center. Manchester, Vt.

Knesset Israel— Resistance as a Religious Virtue: Confronting the Divine in Rabbinic Literature, by Dr. Hillel Ben Sasson, assistant professor of Israel Studies, 11 a.m. at Shakespeare & Company, Lenox

Northshire Bookstore — Jon Katz reads from How to Talk to Animals, 6 p.m., free. Manchester, Vt.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Compagnie Marie Chouinard in 24 Preludes by Chopin and Henri Michaux: Mouvements inspired by the artist’s poems and ink drawings, 8 p.m. Aakash Odedra in Rising, contemporary dancer with roots in classical Indian dance, Kathak and Bharatnatyam, 8:15 p.m. PillowTalk: A Body in Places with Japanese performance artist Eiko, 5 p.m., free. Inside/Out: Chance to Dance winner, Brazilian dancer and choreographer Samuel Samways, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket

 

Family

Berkshire Music School — Family Fun Fest at Tanglewood. Berkshire Music School students perform. Free and open to all, Tanglewood grounds, Lenox

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

Music from Salem — Music making and listening with festival musicians, children and youth workshop, 1 p.m. free. Historic Salem Courthouse, Salem, N.Y.

PS21 — Stories from the Longhouse, from the rich oral tradition of the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy), told by Stephanie Marie Fox, 1 p.m., free. Chatham, N.Y.

 

Music

Berkshire Strings — Eric MacDonald as Cantrip, leader in Scots music with innovative arrangements, un-produced sound and dry wit, trio touring throughout Scotland and the U.S., 7:30 p.m., Dewey Hall, Sheffield

Boston University Tanglewood Institute —  Chamber Music, Young Artists Wind Ensemble, 2:30 p.m., free. Trinity Church, Lenox

Guthrie Center — Jonathan Edwards, 8 p.m. Troubador folk music series. Great Barrington

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

Tanglewood — UnderScore Friday, Gustavo Gimeno conducts Bernstein and Tchaikovsky with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and comments from a BSO musician, 8 p.m., Shed. Lenox

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — 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. Taking Steps, comedy: Elizabeth, a former dancer, will do anything to escape the overbearing clutches of her rich husband, Roland, who is poised to buy a haunted house, 8 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield.

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

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

Oldcastle Theatre — Theresa Rebeck’s Mauritius, sisters confront each other over a rare stamp, 7:30 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Park-McCullough House — Before the Sun and the Moon by Mettawee River Theatre, performance with masks and giant puppets, drawn from an ancient Korean folktale: a husband and wife discover the power of love and devotion through a series of wild adventures, 8 p.m., free. North Bennington, Vt.

PS21 — Staged Reading: Dishwasher Dreams 8 p.m. Staged reading of Aladdin Ullah’s one-man show drawing from his father’s immigrant experience and his own childhood. Accompanied by a tabla player. Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company — Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s rarely performed story of intrigue and deception in the face of resolve, 2 p.m. Intimate Apparel, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage’s story of Esther, an African-American seamstress in Manhattan in 1905, 7:30 p.m. Lenox

Shakespeare in the Park — Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s comedy of misplaced passion and mistaken identities, 8 p.m., free. First Street Common,  Pittsfield

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

Weston Playhouse — Tony and Pulitzer prizewinning comedy Lost in Yonkers, 7:30 p.m., Mainstage. Tenderly, musical about Rosemary Clooney, 7:30 p.m., Otherstages, Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — The Clean House, Sarah Ruhl’s comedy about two sisters and a housekeeper, 8 p.m. 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. Backstage tour 6 p.m. ’62 Center. Fridays @ 3 reading of Heather Raffa’s Houra, Clark Art Institute. Late Night @ the Log, 10:30 p.m. Williamstown.

 

Saturday July 22

 

Art

Spencertown Academy Arts Center — The Curator as Artist opens: mixed media collages, photographs, drawings and paintings by Spencertown Academy Arts Center gallery curators Norma Cohen, Leslie Gabosh, Barbara Lax, Lynn Rothenberg and Barbara Willner. Spencertown, N.Y.

Books and Writers

Northshire Bookstore — Heather Preusser reads from A Symphony of Cow Bells, 11 a.m.; Jaimal Yogis reads from All Our Waves Are Water, 6 p.m., free. Manchester, Vt.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Compagnie Marie Chouinard in 24 Preludes by Chopin and Henri Michaux: Mouvements inspired by the artist’s poems and ink drawings, 8 p.m. Aakash Odedra in Rising, contemporary dancer with roots in classical Indian dance, Kathak and Bharatnatyam, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m. Eiko Otake’s A Body at the Pillow, exclusive one-day-only engagement, Japanese-born artist performs a site-specific solo, noon, 2 and 5 p.m. PillowTalk: Artist-Driven Archives, 4 p.m., free. Inside/Out: School at Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket

 

Community

Music & More — The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 talk by Ruben Kier, whose first published photograph was of the 1973 Great African Eclipse, taken on an expedition with Isaac Asimov and Neal Armstrong; his astronomical images and several of his articles have been published in Sky & Telescope and Astronomy magazines. Free safe-viewing eclipse glasses will be distributed. 4:30 p.m., New Marlborough

Solarfest — Celebration of sustainable living: World-class musicians perform on a solar-powered stage; talks on art, culture, and technology. Pop-up marketplace with food, crafts, energy and sustainable living vendors on 100-acre historic campus of Southern Vermont Art Center. Manchester, Vt.

 

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 and 7 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Mass MoCA — Bang on a Can annual contemporary music festival, Kids Can Too family performance and hands on music, 11:30 a.m. North Adams

 

Music

Aston Magna — ensemble performs Voices and Viols: Music from the Court of Isabella D’Este” with mezzo-soprano Deborah Rentz-Moore and tenor Aaron Sheehan, with a consort of viols: Music by Josquin, Agricola, Obrecht, Busnois, Isaac, Tromboncino, 6 p.m., Saint James Place, Great Barrington

Bennington Chamber Music Conference — Chamber music for strings, oboe and piano, Alexander Zemlinsky; Arthur Bliss: Quintet for oboe and strings, 8 p.m. Free. Bennington College, Bennington, Vt.

Berkshire Choral Festival — Vocalists gather for weekling immersion and perfomance,  Verdi Requiem cond. Tom Hall with Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Berkshire School, Sheffield

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

Guthrie Center — Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Hillbilly-Pink Floyd, 8 p.m. Troubador folk music series. Great Barrington

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes,  inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in March 2007, 8 p.m. Great Barrington

Mass MoCA — Booker T. Jones, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, Memphis soul musician, organist and Grammy lifetime achievement awardwinner, outdoor concert 8 p.m. North Adams

Mohawk Trail Concerts — Christopher Hall, clarinet and comedian, with Masako Yanagita, Joel Pitchon, violins Ron Gorevic, viola, Volcy Pelletier, cello, performing Music and comedy, Brahms Clarinet Quintet, 7:30 p.m. Federated Church, Charlemont

The Mount — Music After Hours, live on the terrace: Jeanne Laurin and the John Sauer Quartet, 5 to 8 p.m., free. Lenox

PS21 — 12th annual Paul Grunberg Memorial Bach Concert: Simone Dinnerstein performs the Goldberg Variations, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Sandisfield Arts Center — Summer Karaoke Evening and open mic, 7 p.m., free. Sandisfield

Tanglewood — BSO, Thomas Adès cond. Britten, Adès’ …but all shall be well and Beethoven with pianist Emanuel Ax, 8 p.m., Shed. Saturday Morning Rehearsal, Kernis, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky, 10:30 a.m., Shed. Family Concert  with pre-concert activities 11:30 a.m.1:30 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

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Speech and Debate, Three teenage misfits in Salem, Ore., discover they are linked by a sex scandal that’s rocked their town, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Taking Steps, comedy: Elizabeth, a former dancer, will do anything to escape the overbearing clutches of her rich husband, Roland, who is poised to buy a haunted house, 8 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, 8 p.m. Mainstage. Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, delving into human loneliness, 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

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

Oldcastle Theatre — Theresa Rebeck’s Mauritius, sisters confront each other over a rare stamp, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

PS21 — Staged Reading: Jim Farrell’s The Velocity of Geography, father and daughter come from Romania to New York in 1988, 2 p.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. Intimate Apparel, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage’s story of Esther, an African-American seamstress in Manhattan in 1905, 7:30 p.m. Lenox

Shakespeare in the Park — Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s comedy of misplaced passion and mistaken identities, 8 p.m., free. Pre-show Serenades by The Whitney Center for the Arts, 7:15, picnics welcome. First Street Common,  Pittsfield

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 — Tony and Pulitzer prizewinning comedy Lost in Yonkers, 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 Clean House, Sarah Ruhl’s comedy about two sisters and a housekeeper, 3:30 and 8 p.m. 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. ’62 Center. Late Night @ the Log, 10:30 p.m. Williamstown.

 

Sunday July 23

 

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

Steepletop — Garden Conservancy Open Days on the grounds of Pulitzer prizewinning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay’s historic house, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with guided tours at noon and 2 p.m., Austerlitz, N.Y.

 

Community

Solarfest — Celebration of sustainable living: World-class musicians perform on a solar-powered stage; talks on art, culture, and technology. Pop-up marketplace with food, crafts, energy and sustainable living vendors on 100-acre historic campus of Southern Vermont Art Center. Manchester, Vt.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Compagnie Marie Chouinard in 24 Preludes by Chopin and Henri Michaux: Mouvements inspired by the artist’s poems and ink drawings, 2 p.m. Aakash Odedra in Rising, contemporary dancer with roots in classical Indian dance, Kathak and Bharatnatyam, 2:15 p.m. Master Class with Aakash Odedra, 10 a.m., Delicious Movement Workshop with Eiko Otake 4 p.m., Film: Mr. Gaga on Ohad Naharin, Israeli choreographer and Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company, 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

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: Finding Nemo, Janimated undersea adventure, shown on Morgan Lawn at the top of Spring Street, starting at sundown. Free. Williamstown

 

Music

Barrington Stage Company — Eli Newberger & the Hot Six, The Genius of Cole Porter, 8 p.m. Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, Pittsfield

Bascom Lodge — JoAnne Spies and the Elemental Orchestra, 6 p.m., free. Summit of Mount Greylock

Boston University Tanglewood Institute — Vento Chiaro Woodwind Quintet | BUTI Faculty Recital, 7 p.m., free. Trinity Church, Lenox

Eagles Band — Big Band brass, show tunes and American songbook standards, free at the Adams Visitors Center, Adams

Manchester Music Festival — Young Artists Concert: Prokofieff, Mendelssohn, Turina and Fauré, 2 p.m. Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt.

Music from Salem — Out of old mythologies: Antonin Dvorak String Quartet, Dimitri Shostakovich Piano Quintet, with Markus Placci and Cornelia Schwartz, violins; Lila Brown, viola; Matthias Naegele, cello; Diane Walsh, piano 4 p.m., Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, N.Y

Sevenars Concerts — Alexis Walls, violin, and Lynelle James, piano, perform Brahms, Fauré, and more, 4 p.m. Worthington

Tanglewood — BSO with Ken-David Masur cond., Kernis’ Musica Celestis, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky with pianist Nikolai Lugansky, 2:30 p.m., Shed. TMC chamber music, 10 a.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

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 — 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. Taking Steps, comedy: Elizabeth, a former dancer, will do anything to escape the overbearing clutches of her rich husband, Roland, who is poised to buy a haunted house, 5 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield.

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

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

Oldcastle Theatre — Theresa Rebeck’s Mauritius, sisters confront each other over a rare stamp, 3 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company — Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s rarely performed story of intrigue and deception in the face of resolve, 7:30 p.m. Intimate Apparel, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage’s story of Esther, an African-American seamstress in Manhattan in 1905, 3 p.m. with talk at 2. Lenox

Shakespeare in the Park — Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s comedy of misplaced passion and mistaken identities, 8 p.m., free. Pre-show Serenades by The Whitney Center for the Arts, 7:15, picnics welcome. First Street Common,  Pittsfield

Theatre Barn — Spider’s Web, an Agatha Christie mystery, an adept storyteller faces murder in the drawing room, 2 p.m. New Lebanon

Weston Playhouse — Tony and Pulitzer prizewinning comedy Lost in Yonkers, 3 p.m., Mainstage. Tenderly, musical about Rosemary Clooney, 3 p.m., Otherstages, Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — The Clean House, Sarah Ruhl’s comedy about two sisters and a housekeeper, 2 and 7 p.m. with lawn talk at 1:15. 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 p.m. Nikos Stage. ’62 Center. Williamstown.

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