Berkshire calendar July 24 to 30

Flamenco and Spanish Guitar come to Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and mountain ballads to Hancock Shaker Village, and a classical pianist revels in birdsong as Tanglewood meets Mass Audubon. In the hilltowns, potters and ceramics artists will open their studios next weekend.

In Southern Vermont tonight, choreographer Donna Uchizono, who has created work for Pulitzer Playwright Paula Vogel and neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks, is performing at an Artseed evening at the Marble House, and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, author of “Harlem Is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America,” a New York Times Notable Book of 2011 and a National Book Critics Circle Finalist, will share work from her time in residency there.

The summer is full of life in the hills in the Berkshire Calendar July 24 to 30, everywhere you look. In the image at the top, Performance Space 21 screens ‘El Norte’ in its free Tuesday movie series in Chatham, N.Y. (Image courtesy of PS21) …

 

Monday July 24

 

Books and Writers

The Mastheads — Roundtable: Why save authors’ houses? Professor Tess Chakkalakal of Bowdoin University speaks on her experience with the Harriet Beecher Stowe house at Bowdoin and the importance of preserving physical ties to our literary past. 5:30 p.m., Hotel on North, Pittsfield

The Mount — New York Times contributor Julia Scelfo will discuss her book, The Women Who Made New York: Summer Lecture Series, 4 p.m. Lenox

 

Music

Barrington Stage Company — Duke Ellington Swings! 8 p.m. Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, Pittsfield

Boston University Tanglewood Institute —  Boaz Sharon, Piano, BUTI Faculty Recital, 7 p.m., free. Trinity Church, Lenox

Tanglewood — Thomas Adès cond., TMC Orchestra, Britten Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia, Adès’ Polaris and Sibelius 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall, Lenox

Weston Playhouse — Andreea McArdle in concert on 40th anniversary of creating the role of Little Orphan Annie, a musical journey from Tin Pan Alley to Broadway, 8 p.m., Weston, Vt.

 

Theater

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

 

Tuesday July 25

 

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

Green Mountain Academy — Ansel Adams: The Man and His Photography, with Christopher Dant, a photographer who studied with Adams in Carmel, Calif., 5:30 p.m., Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, Vt.

Marble House Project — Performance with choreographer Donna Uchizono, who has created work for Mikhail Baryshnikov, MacArthur Fellow David Hammons, Pulitzer Playwright Paula Vogel, and neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks; reading with Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, author of “Harlem Is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America,” a New York Times Notable Book of 2011 and a National Book Critics Circle Finalist, 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

Arrowhead — The Mastheads, authors in new residency program at properties associated with Berkshire writers, reading from their works, 6 p.m. Pittsfield

The Mount — New York Times contributor Julia Scelfo will discuss her book, The Women Who Made New York: Summer Lecture Series, 11 a.m. Lenox

 

Conversations

Ventfort Hall — Cads, Trollops and Traitors: historian Robert Asplund on Gilded Age indescretions, 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.

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

Williamstown Library — Minecraft Madness with Jungle Jim, magic, comedy and balloons, 11 a.m., free, Williamstown

 

Film

PS21 — El Norte, in the early 1980s a Mayan brother and sister flee the persecutions of the Guatemalan Civil War, 8:30 p.m. Free Movie Tuesdays, Chatham, N.Y.

 

Music

Boston University Tanglewood Institute —  Justin Casinghino, Composition, BUTI Faculty Recital, 7 p.m., free. Trinity Church, Lenox

Clark Art Institute — Free outdoor concert: Capital Brass, everything from Jimmy Buffett to John Philip Sousa, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Refrehsments available for purchase. Williamstown

Tanglewood — TMC Vocal Recital, 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, 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, 7 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield.

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

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

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. with talkback, MainStage. ’62 Center. Williamstown.

 

Wednesday  July 26

 

Art

Clark Art Institute — Orchestrating Elegance book club, Mark Twain’s Innocents Abroad, 7 p.m. 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, On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss, 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 Writers

Lenox Library — Paul DeForest Hicks reads from John E. Parsons: An Eminent New Yorker in The Gilded Age, 6 p.m. with The Bookstore. Lenox

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 — Ballet Hispanico, Pillow co-commissioned and flamenco-inspired Línea Recta by Colombian-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, set to Spanish guitar by Eric Vaarzon Morel with Eduardo Vilaro’s Danzón, a contemporary take on the national dance of Cuba, and Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s El Beso, nuances of a kiss set to Spanish Zarzuela music, 8 p.m. Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY, Exhibit B, exploring the Israeli conflict to Omid Walizadeh’s hip-hop and Iranian music score, and excerpts from Calling Glenn to music by Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, 8:15 p.m. Inside/Out: Good Foot Dance Company, Appalachian flatfooting to tap to contemporary urban dance, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket

 

Family

Barrington Stage Company — Bye Bye Birdie, a rock star turns a small town upside down. 7 p.m. Berkshire Museum. Pittsfield.

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 — Drawing cartoon characters with Paul Merklein, 6:30 p.m., free. Cambridge, N.Y.

 

Music

Bennington Chamber Music Conference — Bohuslav Martinů: Trio for flute, cello, and piano; Johannes Brahms Trio for clarinet, cello, and piano, 8 p.m. Free. Bennington College, Bennington, Vt.

Eagles Band — Big Band brass, show tunes and American songbook standards, 6:30 p.m. free at veterans home, Bennington, Vt.

Hancock Shaker Village — Shaker Barn Music: Anna and Elizabeth, inspired mountain ballads, hymns and close harmonies, with sparse arrangements on guitar, banjo and fiddle, 7 p.m., doors open at 6. Pittsfield

Tanglewood — Takács Quartet and Garrick Ohlsson, piano; Haydn, Beethoven and Elgar, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall, Lenox

Windsor Lake concert — Brave Brothers Duo, rock and classic covers, 6:30 p.m. free. Windsor Lake, North Adams

 

Outdoors

Bascom Lodge — Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps talk, 6 p.m., free. Summit of Mount Greylock

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Speech and Debate, Three teenage misfits in Salem, Ore., are linked by a sex scandal that’s rocked their town, 7:30 p.m. Taking Steps, comedy, 2 and 7 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield

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

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

Dorset Theatre Festival — Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, 2 and 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

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

PS21 — Mettawee River Theatre: Before the Sun and Moon, Drawn from an ancient Korean folktale, this magical story incorporates masks, puppets and other visual elements created by master puppeteer Ralph Lee, 8 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, 3 p.m. Lenox

Weston Playhouse — Tony and Pulitzer prizewinning comedy Lost in Yonkers, 2 and 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, 2 and 7:30 p.m., MainStage. Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow, Halley Feiffer’s world premiere contemporary adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage. ’62 Center. Williamstown.

 

Thursday July 27

 

Art

Chesterwood — Summer Cocktail Party and preview of a new permanent installation of Daniel Chester French’s preliminary models for public commissions and completed works including his full-size plaster model of “Andromeda,” 5:30 to 7:30 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

Downstreet Art — Downtown celebration of art openings and community with Thread Ensemble, with a focus on public, participatory art. New projects, performances and murals, pop-up parks and sidewalk paintings, in 10th season. Cloud Headed Artists opening reception at MCLA Gallery 51, 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Main Street and downtown North Adams, 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: Movie Under the Stars at Colegrove Park at dusk. downstreetart.org

Norman Rockwell Museum — James Warhola: Uncle Andy and Other Stories, 5:30 p.m.: award-winning illustrator will share stories of his family visits with Andy Warhol and his mother and his own journey as an illustrator of picture books, science fiction subjects, and popular periodicals, including Mad magazine. Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School, explore the step-by-step process to creating effective works of art as outlined by the illustrators, 1:30 p.m. Stockbridge

Williams College Museum of Art — Narayan Khandekar, Custodian of the Forbes Pigment Library at Harvard University, looks at the history of color and the science of pigments, 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

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Ballet Hispanico, Pillow co-commissioned and flamenco-inspired Línea Recta set to Spanish guitar with Danzón, a contemporary take on the national dance of Cuba, and El Beso, nuances of a kiss set to Spanish Zarzuela music, 2 and 8 p.m. Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY, Exhibit B, exploring the Israeli conflict to Omid Walizadeh’s hip-hop and Iranian music score, and excerpts from Calling Glenn to music by Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, 8:15 p.m. Inside/Out: Gemma Bond Dance, choreographer and member of American Ballet Theatre, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket

PS21 — Parsons Dance open Rehearsal & Work-in-Progress 6:30 p.m. Company is in residence at PS21 for four weeks. Chatham, N.Y.

 

Family

Barrington Stage Company — Bye Bye Birdie, a rock star turns a small town upside down. 2 and 7 p.m. Berkshire Museum. Pittsfield.

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

Marble House Project — Laura O’Brien, Friends and  Family Community Table: Open Fire Dinner 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Poultry and vegetables cooked over fire, in ash and with smoke along with preserved vegetables and a charred desert. Dorset, Vt.

 

Music

Boston University Tanglewood Institute — Percussion Ensemble, BUTI Student Recital, 6 p.m., free. West Street Theatre, 45 West St., Lenox

Mass MoCA — Beer garden in the Chalet, Misty Blues Duet 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: Whatever the moon has always meant, Kodaly, Brahms, John Adams Road Movies and Enrique Granados, 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

Tanglewood — Celebration of Birds and Music with Mass Audubon begins, 5:30 p.m.: first of six guided bird walks at Pleasant Valley Sanctuary; pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard,  Birds in Music concert including Daquin, Schumann, Ravel, Bartók and Julian Anderson. and selections from Messiaen’s Catalogue of the Birds, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Through July 30. Lenox

 

Outdoors

Mass Audubon — Tanglewood Takes Flight: Guided Bird Walk around beaver ponds, looking and listening for kingfishers, herons, thrushes, warblers, orioles and other wildlife, 5:30 a.m., free. Recital by Pierre-Laurent Aimard, 7 a.m., free. Bird walk at 8:30 a.m., free. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Speech and Debate, Three teenage misfits in Salem, Ore., are linked by a sex scandal that’s rocked their town, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Taking Steps, comedy, 8 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield.

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

Dorset Theatre Festival — 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

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — London’s National Theatre in HD: Angels in America Part Two – Perestroika, 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

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

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. Backstage tour 10:30 a.m. Lenox

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 — Nunsense, musical comedy, 8 p.m. the Little Sisters of Hoboken are trying to raise money to benefit sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God) … 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, 2 and 7:30 p.m., MainStage. Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow, Halley Feiffer’s world premiere contemporary adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage. ’62 Center. Late Night Cabaret @ The Log, 10:30 p.m. Williamstown.

 

Friday July 28

 

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 Tony Conner, 11 a.m. Lenox

 

Books and Writers

Northshire Bookstore — Sarah Healy reads from The Sisters Chase, 7 p.m. free. Manchester, Vt.

 

Community

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Annual Fete des Fleurs gala, honoring the Berkshire Eagle. Location TBA. Stockbridge

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Ballet Hispanico, Pillow co-commissioned and flamenco-inspired Línea Recta set to Spanish guitar with Danzón, a contemporary take on the national dance of Cuba, and El Beso, nuances of a kiss set to Spanish Zarzuela music, 8 p.m. Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY, Exhibit B, exploring the Israeli conflict to Omid Walizadeh’s hip-hop and Iranian music score, and excerpts from Calling Glenn to music by Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, 8:15 p.m. PillowTalk: Curating Performance, 5 p.m., free. Inside/Out: Ologunde: Afro-Brazilian Folkloric Music, Dance and Martial Arts, 6:15 p.m., free with live music. Becket

 

Family

Barrington Stage Company — Bye Bye Birdie, a rock star turns a small town upside down. 7 p.m. Berkshire Museum. Pittsfield.

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

PS21 — Songs and Sounds of Freedom, Sheri Bauer Mayorga leads singing accompanied by pianist Lincoln Mayorga, 1 p.m., free. Chatham, N.Y.

 

Music

Guthrie Center — Seth Glier, tenor with jazz and blues, protest and fire, comedy and warmth, 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

PS21 — Rory Block Gospel & Blues Fest Weekend, The Campbell Brothers, rich material from the African-American Holiness-Pentecostal repertoire withsteel guitar, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Southern Vermont Arts Center — Washington County Band, sponsored by Manchester Lions CLub, free. Manchester, Vt.

Tanglewood — BSO with Charles Dutoit cond., Beethoven, Brahms and Dvořák with pianist Yefim Bronfman, 8 p.m., Shed. Celebration of Birds and Music with Mass Audubon: Guided bird walks at Pleasant Valley Sanctuary with music from Messiaen’s Catalogue of the Birds, through July 30. Lenox

 

Outdoors

Mass Audubon — Tanglewood Takes Flight: Tanglewood Music Center Fellows will play from Messian’s Catalogue of the Birds, free recital 7 a.m. Guided Bird Walk through fields and woodlands and around beaver ponds, looking and listening for kingfishers, herons, thrushes, warblers, orioles and other wildlife, 8:30 a.m., free. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Speech and Debate, Three teenage misfits in Salem, Ore., are linked by a sex scandal that’s rocked their town, 7:30 p.m. Taking Steps, comedy, 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield.

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

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

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

Theatre Barn — Nunsense, musical comedy, 8 p.m. the Little Sisters of Hoboken are trying to raise money to benefit sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God) … 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., MainStage. Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow, Halley Feiffer’s world premiere contemporary adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, 8 p.m., Nikos Stage. ’62 Center. Fridays @ 3 reading of Abe Koogler’s Blue Sky Process, Clark art Institute. Late Night Cabaret @ The Log, 10:30 p.m. Williamstown.

 

Saturday July 29

 

Art

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

Hilltown6 — 11th Annual Pottery Tour 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open studios and demonstrations in the hilltowns. Hiroshi Nakayama, Ikuzi Teraki: Throwing off the Hump, and Maya Machin, Get Them to Fit! Making Lidded Forms, 10 a.m.; Eric Smith demo, Jeffrey Lipton on surface decoration and Mark Shapiro on teapots, 11:30 a.m.; Connie Talbot demo and cooking in flameware pots, noon; Christy Knox on cut, press and roll Slab Built Pots, and Sam Taylor’s studio: Michael McCarthy and Steve Theberge on Basic Wheel Throwing, 1 p.m.; Robbie Heidinger’s studio, Elenor Wilson on the Art of Slipcasting, 2:30 p.m. Shedule and map hilltown6.com

 

Books and Writers

Northshire Bookstore — Mike Lupica reads from Extra Yard, 4 p.m. free. Manchester, Vt.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Ballet Hispanico, Pillow co-commissioned and flamenco-inspired Línea Recta set to Spanish guitar with Danzón, a contemporary take on the national dance of Cuba, and El Beso, nuances of a kiss set to Spanish Zarzuela music, 2 and 8 p.m. Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY, Exhibit B, exploring the Israeli conflict to Omid Walizadeh’s hip-hop and Iranian music score, and excerpts from Calling Glenn to music by Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m. PillowTalk: Focus on Vision ‘22, 4 p.m., free. Inside/Out: School at Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket

 

Family

Barrington Stage Company — Bye Bye Birdie, a rock star turns a small town upside down. 2 p.m. Berkshire Museum. 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.

 

History

Bidwell House Museum — History Talk: 50 Years as a Witchcraft Historian, with John Demos, Professor of American History Emeritus at Yale University, 10 a.m. Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham

 

Music

Bennington Chamber Music Conference — Johannes Brahms Piano Quartet, Marc Mellits’ Green for string quintet 8 p.m. Free. Bennington College, Bennington, Vt

Berkshire Bash — Berkshire Blues Bash with Roomful of Blues: jump blues, R&B, and early rock ‘n’ roll music, and more Blues bands, games and contests, local food  and barefoot dancing in the shade e j food vendors, libations 3 to 8 p.m. 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

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

Guthrie Center — Seth Glier, tenor with jazz and blues, protest and fire, comedy and warmth, 8 p.m. Troubador folk music series. Great Barrington

Mass MoCA — Bang on a Can co-artistic directors Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe created Road Trip, an evening-length work for the Bang on a Can All-Stars, with rock show lighting and projections, 8 p.m. Part of Bang on a Can annual summer music festival, music in the galleries and contemporary performances. North Adams

Mohawk Trail Concerts — Amy Burton, soprano, and John Musto, piano, show songs and more, 7:30 p.m. Federated Church, Charlemont

The Mount — Music After Hours, live on the terrace: The Bob Meyer Project, 5 to 8 p.m., free. Lenox

Music from Salem — Listening Club, L’Elisir D’Amore (The Elixir of Love) by Gaetano Donizetti, 2 p.m., free. Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, N.Y.

Park-McCullough House — Folk Music: Long Journey, 7 p.m., free. North Bennington, Vt.

PS21 — Rory Block Gospel & Blues Fest Weekend, The Rory Block: Sisters of Slide, vening of the blues with five-time blues music award winner Rory Block and Texas Music Hall of Famer Cindy Cashdollar, 8 p.m. Slide Guitar Workshop with Rory Block, 10 a.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Sandisfield Arts Center — Singer / songwriter Bobby Sweet, 8 p.m. Sandisfield

Tanglewood — BSO with Charles Dutoit cond., Stravinsky, Ravel and Berlioz with TMC festival chorus, 8 p.m., Shed. Saturday Morning Rehearsal, Beethoven and Walton 10:30 a.m., Shed. BUTI Young Artists Orchestra: Bach, Stokowski, Shostakovich, 2:30 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Celebration of Birds and Music with Mass Audubon: Guided bird walks at Pleasant Valley Sanctuary with music, through July 30. Lenox

Tannery Pond Concerts — Jasper String Quartet, 8 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

 

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Housatonic River guided canoed] 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 — Tanglewood Takes Flight: Tanglewood Music Center Fellows will play from Messian’s Catalogue of the Birds, free recital 7 a.m. Guided Bird Walk through fields and woodlands and around beaver ponds, looking and listening for kingfishers, herons, thrushes, warblers, orioles and other wildlife, 8:30 a.m., free. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox

Williamstown Rural Lands — Hike over East Mountain by the Chestnut Trail, the Class of ’99 Trail and the Appalachian Trail, meet 9 a.m. at Greylock School on Phelps Ave., North Adams

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Speech and Debate, Three teenage misfits in Salem, Ore., are linked by a sex scandal that’s rocked their town, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Taking Steps, comedy, 8 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield.

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

Dorset Theatre Festival — Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, 2 and 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

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

Theatre Barn — Nunsense, musical comedy, 4 and 8 p.m. the Little Sisters of Hoboken are trying to raise money to benefit sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God) … New Lebanon, N.Y.

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., MainStage. Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow, Halley Feiffer’s world premiere contemporary adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, 3:30 and 8 p.m., Nikos Stage. ’62 Center. Late Night Cabaret @ The Log, 10:30 p.m. Williamstown.

 

Sunday July 30

 

Art

Hilltown6 — 11th Annual Pottery Tour 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open studios and demonstrations in the hilltowns. Hiroshi Nakayama, Ikuzi Teraki: Throwing off the Hump, and Maya Machin, Get Them to Fit! Making Lidded Forms, 10 a.m.; Eric Smith demo, Jeffrey Lipton on surface decoration and Eli Liebman on graphic decorating with wax, 11:30 a.m.; Connie Talbot demo, noon; Christy Knox on cut, press and roll Slab Built Pots, and Sam Taylor’s studio: Michael McCarthy and Steve Theberge on Basic Wheel Throwing, 1 p.m.; Robbie Heidinger’s studio, Elenor Wilson on the Art of Slipcasting, 2:30 p.m. Shedule and map hilltown6.com

 

Books and Writers

The Mount — Backstairs tour, Q&A session and mimosas on the terrace. 10:30 a.m., Lenox

WordXWord — Invitational Team Poetry Slam, Northeast-based teams hold a friendly face-off ahead of their departure for the National Poetry Slam competition in Denver. free, 4 p.m. at The Mount, Lenox

 

Community

Old Austerlitz — Blueberry Festival, 19th-century art and craft demonstrations, artisans and antiques including Justamere Tree Farm, Bonnie White Folk Art, Salt and Stone Pottery Co., The 19th Century Tinsmith and Concord Farm Studio, live music, live animals, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. blueberry pancake breakfast 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wool, linen and more natural fibers including handmade arts, crafts, yarn goods, fabrics, dyes and tools, books. Silent Auction. Rain or shine. Grounds of Old Austerlitz, Austerlitz, N.Y.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Ballet Hispanico, Pillow co-commissioned and flamenco-inspired Línea Recta set to Spanish guitar with Danzón, a contemporary take on the national dance of Cuba, and El Beso, nuances of a kiss set to Spanish Zarzuela music, 2 p.m. Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY, Exhibit B, exploring the Israeli conflict to Omid Walizadeh’s hip-hop and Iranian music score, and excerpts from Calling Glenn to music by Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, 2:15 p.m. Master Class with Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY, 10 a.m. Becket

 

Family

Barrington Stage Company — Bye Bye Birdie, a rock star turns a small town upside down. 2 p.m. Berkshire Museum. 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 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

 

Music

Barrington Stage Company — Jenny Giering Upfront and Personal, 8 p.m. in upcoming musical theatre artists series. Pittsfield

Bascom Lodge — Morrighan’s Flight, Irish music, 6 p.m., free. Summit of Mount Greylock

Boston University Tanglewood Institute — Chamber Music, Young Artists Wind Ensemble, BUTI Student Recital, 10 a.m., free. West Street Theatre, 45 West St., Lenox

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — 2017 Gala: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, 7 p.m. Great Barrington

Music from Salem — Whatever a moon has always meant: Zoltán Kodály Serenade for two violins and viola, Brahms Clarinet Trio for viola, cello and piano, John Adams Road Movies for violin and piano, Enrique Granados Piano Quintet, with Saul Bitran and Calvin Wiersma, violins; Lila Brown, viola; Jonathan Miller, cello; Judith Gordon, piano, 4 p.m., Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, N.Y.

PS21 — The Rory Block: A Gospel Choir Fest, 2 p.m. gathering of local gospel choirs at The Old Methodist Church, 8 Church Lane, Chatham, N.Y.

Sevenars Concerts — Greenwood Chamber Players, performing trios and quartets and Beethoven’s Serenade, Op. 25 for flute and strings 4 p.m. Worthington

Tanglewood — Bramwell Tovey, cond., Beethoven and Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast with violinist Pinchas Zukerman and bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green, 2:30 p.m., Shed. Celebration of Birds and Music with Mass Audubon: Guided bird walks at Pleasant Valley Sanctuary with music. TMC chamber music, 10 a.m.; BUTI wind ensemble free concert: Gillingham, Husa, Jacob, Mackey, Reed and Schoenberg, 2:30 p.m. Ozawa Hall. Lenox

 

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Housatonic River guided canoed] 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 — Speech and Debate, Three teenage misfits in Salem, Ore., are linked by a sex scandal that’s rocked their town, 3 p.m. Taking Steps, comedy, 5 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield.

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

Mettawee River Theatre — Before the Sun and the Moon, 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. Salem Central School lawn, Salem, N.Y.

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. Lenox

Theatre Barn — Nunsense, musical comedy, 2 p.m. the Little Sisters of Hoboken are trying to raise money to benefit sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God) … New Lebanon, N.Y.

Town Players of Pittsfield — Staged reading of “After Darkness” by Joe Starzyk, 2 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield

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

Williamstown Theatre Festival — Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow, Halley Feiffer’s world premiere contemporary adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, 2 and 7 p.m., Nikos Stage. ’62 Center, with lawn talk at 1:15. Williamstown.

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