Berkshire calendar July 3 to 9

Fire works and lantern walks, Joan Osborne singing Bob Dylan at Mass MoCA, Tanglewood opening with James Taylor and Mahler … the Berkshire calendar July 3 to 9 is blazing on Independence Day week. (In the photo above, fireworks light the sky, as they will up and down the county on Tueday. Photo by Tony Abbott.)

 

Monday July 3

 

Art

Berkshires Arts Festival — 16th annual fair with more than 40 new artists among more than 200 in furniture, jewelry, art glass, ceramics, wearable art, painting, garden sculpture and more, new food and dessert booths and treasure hunt. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ski Butternut, Great Barrington.

 

Books and Writing

The Mastheads — Launch Party and Reading for new writing residency program, to welcome five writers — Fiction and non-fiction writer Mariam Rahmani; National Poetry Series awardwinner Justin Boening; poet Greg Allendorf; Jamaican-American fiction writer and novelist Maria Pinto; and fiction writer and novelist John Babbott — to a new program founded on the history of Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Henry David Thoreau and Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., American Renaissance authors who wrote here in the mid-19th century, with architects and founders Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson, and music by La Voz De Tres. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Hotel on North, Pittsfield

 

Food

Marble House Project — Felisia Tandiono, dinner series: Authentic/Inauthentic-Colonize/Decolonize. Culinary Artist-in-Residence program, chefs explore art, sustainability and community. Marble West Inn, Dorset, Vt. 802-867-0400

 

Music

Barrington Stage Company — David Lutken and the Seat of the Pants Band in Yankee Doodle Folkie: Music for Independence Day, 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 — Folk icon James Taylor with his All-Star Band, 8 p.m., Shed. 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 4

 

Independence Day

Bennington Battle Monument — Reading and Celebration of the Declaration of Independence with local actors, 1 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Pittsfield July 4 parade — Bands, floats, classic cars, performers and more on North Street, this year with the theme Celebrating Our Heroes — veterans, police officers, firemen, EMTs, even superheroes.  Tradition going back to 1824. Downtown Pittsfield. pittsfieldparade.com

North Adams July 4 Fireworks — SteepleCats vs. Upper Valley Nighthawks baseball game 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and fireworks after the game, 9:30 to 10 p.m. Joe Wolfe Field, North Adams

Williamstown Fourth of July Parade — Run for Independence 9:30 a.m., Procession on Spring Street 11 a.m. with barbecue and live music,  followed by reading of Founding Documents 1:30 p.m. with Williamstown Theatre Festival actors. wtfestival.org

Shakespeare & Company — Fourth of July community celebration 1:30 to 5 p.m., live music, food available for purchase, reading of Declaration of Independence with company actors at 3, Lenox

 

Dance

Marble House Project — Performance with Kensaku Shinohara, contemporary, modern and improvisational dance, 6 p.m. Shinohara has merformed from the 92nd street Y to the LaMaMa Experimental Theater, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Queens Fringe Festival and WAX Works. 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.

 

Family

Arrowhead — Opening of Captain Ahab Garden Gnome exhibit. 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

 

Music

Barrington Stage Company — David Lutken and the Seat of the Pants Band in Yankee Doodle Folkie: Music for Independence Day, 8 p.m. Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, Pittsfield

Clark Art Institute — Free outdoor concert: Across the Pond 6:30 to 8 p.m., music of the Beatles comes to life through Bennington-based cover band. Refrehsments available for purchase. Williamstown

Mohawk Trail Concerts — Free Jazz Concert with The John Clark Jazz Quartet, 4 p.m. Federated Church, Charlemont

Tanglewood — Folk icon James Taylor with his All-Star Band, 8 p.m., Shed. Fireworks to follow the concert. 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, 2 p.m. Mainstage. Million Dollar Quartet, Tony Award-winning jukebox musical with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, 2 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge

Shakespeare & Company — Cymbeline, rarely performed story of intrigue and deception in the face of resolve, 6 p.m. Lenox

Weston Playhouse — Once, musical set in Dublin, an Irish street musician meets a young Czech woman, 7:30 p.m., Mainstage. Really Rosie, musical written by Maurice Sendak with music by Carole King, 1 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,  4 p.m., MainStage.  The Model American, Jason Kim’s world premiere: Gabriel, young, Latino, gay and unapologetically ambitious, comes to New York seeking work and love, 4 p.m., Nikos Stage. ’62 Center, Williamstown.

 

Wednesday July 5

 

Books and Writers

Manchester Community Library —  Writers in Love: The Brownings and the Fitzgeralds, 7 p.m., free. Manchester, Vt.

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 Two: Rabbi Josh in conversation about the New Testament with his Christian colleague Pastor John Nelson of Church on the Hill (Lenox), noon. Pittsfield

 

Art

Clark Art Institute — Work with artists from the New England Puppet Intensive to create an illuminated sculpture in preparation for the annual Berkshire Lantern Walk on Thursday — Reeds and bamboo will be provided: Bring a Mason jar and transform it into a lantern to carry on a night-time exploration of the Clark’s grounds. 1 to 4 p.m. Brought to Light: Works on Paper program on rarely exhibited works, 1 p.m. Daily gallery talks. Williamstown

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Jessica Lang Dance, Thousand Yard Stare, loss experienced by military veterans, set to Beethoven, and Lyric Pieces, set to Edvard Grieg’s piano pieces played live by Tanglewood Fellow Michael James Smith, 8 p.m.; award-winning choreographer Faye Driscoll, ensemble work Thank You for Coming, performed in the round with an intimate audience, 8:15 p.m. Inside/Out: Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, founded by from Mohawk, Hopi, Winnebago and San Blas artists in 1963, 6:15 p.m., free with live music. Becket

 

Music

Tanglewood — Apollo’s Fire, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: Rediscovered with Cleveland Baroque Orchestra and conductor/harpsichordist Jeannette Sorrell, 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall, Lenox

Windsor Lake concert — Eagles Band, Big Band classics on live brass, 6:30 p.m. Windsor Lake, North Adams

 

Outdoors

Bascom Lodge — Hoosic River Revival talk, 6 p.m., free. Summit of Mount Greylock

Mass Audubon — Evening at the Beaver Ponds, join Sanctuaries caretaker on a walk to beaver wetlands, 7:30 p.m. Berkshire residents free day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 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, 2 and 7 p.m., Mainstage. The Birds, 7:30 p.m. Irish playwright Conor McPherson’s adaptation inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s story and Alfred Hitchcock’s film. St. Germain Stage. 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

Chester Theatre — I and You by Lauren Gunderson, two students meet over Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, 8 p.m. Chester

Dorset Theatre Festival — Downstairs by Theresa Rebeck, Eileen’s brother Teddy moves into her basement, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Oldcastle Theatre — SMoonlight and Magnolias: Slapstick story of making the film “Gone with the Wind, 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. Lenox

Weston Playhouse — Once, musical set in Dublin, an Irish street musician meets a young Czech woman, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Mainstage. Really Rosie, musical written by Maurice Sendak with music by Carole King, 1 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,  7:30 p.m. with talkback, MainStage.  The Model American, Jason Kim’s world premiere: Gabriel, young, Latino, gay and unapologetically ambitious, comes to New York seeking work and love, 7:30 p.m. with talkback, Nikos Stage. ’62 Center, Williamstown.

 

Thursday July 6

 

Art

Clark Art Institute — Berkshire Lantern Walk: Meet at Stone Hill Center, create or pick up a lantern and walk to Thomas Schütte’s Crystal. New England Puppet Intensive presents a hill-side performance with abstract, illuminated-objects inspired by the exhibition of As in Nature: Helen Frankenthaler Paintings — a visual spectacle reflecting the sense of color, landscape and beauty of Frankenthaler’s work, with improvised music by Amrita Lash and Karl Mullen, 9 to 11 p.m. Williamstown

Norman Rockwell Museum — Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol, 5:30 p.m., co-curators Stephanie Haboush Plunkett and Jesse Kowalski look at two giants of the twentieth century art world. Stockbridge

Williams College Museum of Art — WTF+WCMA: The Dramaturge, live reading of a new play read by Williamstown Theatre Festival artists, 5 p.m. Extracurriculars: Drinks, snacks and serendipity on the patio, 6 to 8 p.m. Williamstown

 

Books and Writers

The Mount — The Book Show: Joe Donahue in Conversation with novelist Courtney Maum on her newest book, Touch, 3 p.m. Le Café Français, les conversations et les croissants on The Mount’s Terrace, 8:30 a.m. Literary Roundtable discussion of Edith Wharton’s literary legacy, 3:30 p.m., Lenox

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Jessica Lang Dance, Thousand Yard Stare, loss experienced by military veterans, set to Beethoven, and Lyric Pieces, set to Edvard Grieg’s piano pieces played live by Tanglewood Fellow Michael James Smith, 8 p.m.; award-winning choreographer Faye Driscoll, ensemble work Thank You for Coming, performed in the round with an intimate audience, 8:15 p.m. Inside/Out: Czech-born choreographer Dušan Týnek’s Middlegame, 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

 

History

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

 

Music

Berkshire Lyric — Ubi Caritas, a cappella group of 22 singers ages 16 to 26 perform three concerts in three churches to benefit Berkshire food pantries, berkshirelyric.org

Manchester Music Festival — Beethoven, Mozart and Strauss with Stefan Milenkovich, violin; Che-Yen (Brian) Chen, viola; Bion Tsang, cello; Adam Neiman, piano, 8 p.m. Free talk and recital, Beethoven with Adam Neiman and Stefan Milenkovich, 6 p.m. Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt.

Mass MoCA — Beer garden in the Chalet, DJ Elixer & iamsam live music 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: The wonder that’s keeping the stars, Mozart, trios and Brahms, 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 — Schubert’s Summer Journey,All-Schubert program with Emanuel Ax, piano; Anna Polonky and Peter Serkin, piano four-hands; William R. Hudgins, clarinet; James Sommerville, horn, and TMC Vocal Fellows, 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. The Birds, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Irish playwright Conor McPherson’s adaptation inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s story and Alfred Hitchcock’s film. St. Germain Stage. 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 — I and You by Lauren Gunderson, two students meet over Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, 2 with talkback and 8 p.m. Chester

Dorset Theatre Festival — Downstairs by Theresa Rebeck, Eileen’s brother Teddy moves into her basement, 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Oldcastle Theatre — SMoonlight and Magnolias: Slapstick story of making the film “Gone with the Wind, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

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, 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, 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. Really Rosie, musical written by Maurice Sendak with music by Carole King, 1 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 and 7:30 p.m., MainStage.  The Model American, Jason Kim’s world premiere: Gabriel, young, Latino, gay and unapologetically ambitious, comes to New York seeking work and love, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage. ’62 Center, Williamstown.

 

Friday July 7

 

Art

Community Access to the Arts — I Am a Part of Art, reception for exhibit of work created by artists with disabilities, 5 to 7 p.m. free. Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield

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

First Fridays Artswalk — Upstreet art openings 5 to 8 p.m.: Regional artists hold receptions for monthly shows at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, the Berkshire Museum, Shire City Sanctuary and more than a dozen popup locations and galleries. Tour leaves from the Intermodal Center at 5. Ater party at the Whitney Center for the Arts at 42 Wendell Ave. North and South Streets, Pittsfield. firstfridaysartswalk.com

Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio — Plein air painting demonstration with encaustic artist Ali Herrmann, 11 a.m. Lenox

 

Books and Writers

Northshire Bookstore — Roger Ekirch reads from American Sanctuary, free. Manchester, Vt.

Stockbridge Library — Annual Used Book Sale, more than 16,000 gently used books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. free. Stockbridge

 

Community

Knesset Israel —  Poet as Prophet: Social Protest in Modern Hebrew Poetry, by Dr. Barbara Mann, Associate Professor of Jewish Literature, with Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, 11 a.m. at Shakespeare & Company, Lenox

Temple Anshe Amunim — Sabbath of Study, finding modern relevance in ancient texts with historical notes, philosophical insights and science, 5:30 p.m. All welcome. Pittsfield

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Jessica Lang Dance, Thousand Yard Stare, loss experienced by military veterans, set to Beethoven, and Lyric Pieces, set to Edvard Grieg’s piano pieces played live by Tanglewood Fellow Michael James Smith, 8 p.m.; award-winning choreographer Faye Driscoll, ensemble work Thank You for Coming, performed in the round with an intimate audience, 8:15 p.m. PillowTalk: Connecting Artists & Audiences, with Faye Driscoll and Jessica Lang 5 p.m., free. Inside/Out: The Black Iris Project, classical ballet works that celebrate diversity and Black history, including Madiba, inspired by the life of Nelson Mandela, 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.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Free Fun Friday: Sing Along with The Muppet Movie, 11 a.m., family-friendly, raucous interactions with the classic, timeless Jim Henson film. Great Barrington

Mass Audubon — Firefly Frolic: Experience a magical summer light show. Learn about fireflies, play a game, and take a walk in the meadows to see fireflies at night. Free (rain cancels), 8 p.m. Canoe Meadows, Holmes Road, 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.

Williamstown Library — Ed Popielarczyk magic show, enchantment, balloons and more, 2 p.m., free, Williamstown

 

Film

Southern Vermont Arts Center — Screening of “The Longest Game” film Manchester, Vt.

 

Food

Shire City Sanctuary — Community dinner: Chef Mariana Bergtold will serve a summer barbecue with collard greens, potato salad, corn on the cob, watermelon, hush puppies, non-alchoholic mint juleps and sweet tea and more, all plant-based, 6 to 8 p.m. Pittsfield

 

Music

Guthrie Center — Charles Neville and The New England Neville Brothers, New Orleans jazz, R&B, roots and more, 8 p.m. Troubador folk music series. Great Barrington

Mass MoCA — Singer / songwriter and troubador Joan Osborne sings the songs of Bob Dylan, 8 p.m. North Adams

Mohawk Trail Concerts — Chiara String Quartet, Benjamin Britten’s Three Divertimenti, Aaron Jay Kernis’ Musica Celestis. Brahms, 7:30 p.m. Federated Church, Charlemont

The Mount — Music After Hours, live on the terrace: The Armen Donelian Trio, 5 to 8 p.m., free. Lenox

Tanglewood — Opening Night at Tanglewood, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection with BSO and Andris Nelsons, cond.; Malin Christensson, soprano; Bernarda Fink, mezzo, and Tanglewood Festival Chorus, 8 p.m., Shed, 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, 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage. The Birds, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Irish playwright Conor McPherson’s adaptation inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s story and Alfred Hitchcock’s film. St. Germain Stage. 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 — I and You by Lauren Gunderson, two students meet over Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, 2 p.m. with cast conversation, Chester

Dorset Theatre Festival — Downstairs by Theresa Rebeck, Eileen’s brother Teddy moves into her basement, 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Oldcastle Theatre — SMoonlight and Magnolias: Slapstick story of making the film “Gone with the Wind, 7:30 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

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, 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. Really Rosie, musical written by Maurice Sendak with music by Carole King, 1 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.  The Model American, Jason Kim’s world premiere: Gabriel, young, Latino, gay and unapologetically ambitious, comes to New York seeking work and love, 8 p.m., Nikos Stage. Backstage tour 6 p.m. ’62 Center. Late Night @ the Log, 10:30 p.m. on Spring St. Fridays@3 staged reading of Seared by Theresa Rebeck, Clark Art Institute. Williamstown.

 

Saturday July 8

 

Art

OMI International Arts Center — Art Omi Weekend: Dancing Under the Stars, live music overlooking the firefly-lit sculpture park with artists-in-residence, 8 p.m. to midnight. Ghent, N.Y.

Salem Art Works — Pop Up Exhibitions, artists in residence open their studios to share their work in progress, 4 to 6 p.m. Free. Salem, N.Y.

Southern Vermont Arts Center — I Chose Film: Film Photography in the 21st Century 4 to 6 p.m. Manchester, Vt.

 

Books and Writers

Steepletop — Hiking Steepletop 10 a.m., tour of Pulitzer prizewinning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay’s property with a selection of Millay’s nature poetry inspired here. House tour follows at 12:30 p.m. Austerlitz, N.Y.

Stockbridge Library — Annual Used Book Sale, more than 16,000 gently used books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. free. Stockbridge

 

Community

Bennington Bike Nite — Bennington International Motorcycle Club celebration 4 to 8 p.m. Vermont Veterans Home, 325 North St., Bennington, Vt.

Bennington First Friday — Street festival with live music, gallery tour, artwalk 5 to 8 p.m. and shops open until 8 p.m. Girl Scout Cookie’s 100th Anniversary celebration at Village Chocolate Shoppe 6 to 8. Downtown Bennington, Vt.

Bidwell House Museum — Township No. 1 Day. A free community celebration of Tyringham and Monterey history with Colonial re-enactors, live music by local musicians, children’s activities, historic craft demonstrations, author talks and more, 1 to 4 p.m. Free, Monterey

Chatham Summerfest — 41st annual celebration and community street fair with performers, artists and vendors: sidewalk sale and Artisan Fair, three stages with live entertainment 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Main Street, Park Row, and Hudson Avenue Chatham, N.Y. ChathamSummerfest.com

Dewey Hall — Swing Dance, lesson at 8 p.m. and live music at 9. Sheffield.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Jessica Lang Dance, Thousand Yard Stare, loss experienced by military veterans, set to Beethoven, and Lyric Pieces, set to Edvard Grieg’s piano pieces played live by Tanglewood Fellow Michael James Smith, 2 and 8 p.m.; award-winning choreographer Faye Driscoll, ensemble work Thank You for Coming, performed in the round with an intimate audience, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m. PillowTalk: Into Sunlight, new documentary film on the effects of war with Q&A, 4 p.m., free. Inside/Out: School at Jacob’s Pillow Tap Program, 6:15 p.m., free. 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 and 7 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum — Home Run! An All American Baseball Day with tribute to the sport and the artists who captured the game, a game of catch on the lawn, art making, tours; artist John Broderick on his baseball-inspired work; Larry Moore, National Baseball Hall of Fame, on evolution of baseball equipment; recent book Baseball in the Berkshires; Pittsfield Suns and North Adams Steeple Cats, 1 to 5 p.m.. Stockbridge

 

Music

Aston Magna — Brazilian violinist Edson Scheid for a solo performance of “Paganini: The 24 Caprices for Violin.” 6 p.m., Saint James Place, Great Barrington

Berkshire Bash — Beatles Bash with Classical Mystery Tour tribute band, day-long outdoor festival with live Beatles music, trivia contests, food vendors, libations 3 to 8 p.m. Ski Butternut, Great Barrington

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

Dewey Hall — Berkshire Strings jam session with Southern and Northeastern fiddle music, contradance tunes and waltzes, 3 to 5 p.m., Sheffield

Guthrie Center — Tom Chapin, warmth and humor, 8 p.m. Troubador folk music series. Great Barrington

Mohawk Trail Concerts — The Directors: Masako Yanagita, violin; Mark Fraser, cello; Estela Olevsky, piano, performing Bach, ravel and Dvorak, 7:30 p.m. Federated Church, Charlemont

The Mount — Music After Hours, live on the terrace: Jason Ennis and Natalia Bernal, 5 to 8 p.m., free. Lenox

Sounds and Tones — DIY Berkshire record label hosts outdoor concert at Colegrove Park, 2 to 5 p.m., North Adams

Tanglewood — Saturday Morning Rehearsal, Mozart and Mahler, 10:30 a.m.; Sondheim on Sondheim retrospective in his own words with film and music, Boston Pops with Phillip Boykin, Carmen Cusack, Gabriel Ebert and Ruthie Ann Miles, 8 p.m. Shed, Lenox

Tannery Pond Concerts — Shai Wosner, pianist, 8 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

 

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

Berkshire Natural Resources Council — Moth Exhibition and Firefly Walk: Observe the diversity of nighttime insects and learn about natural history in an evening walk and talk with live music, food, drinks and a bonfire, bring a headlamp and camera 7 to 10:30 p.m., Hollow Fields, Richmond

Hoffmann Bird Club — Look for nesting and young birds in woods and along  ponds and South Stream in Pownal, Vt., 7 a.m. Meet at the Williamstown Library, 413-458-030

Mass Audubon — Loon Moon Canoe Trip, 8 p.m. Listen and look for herons, loons, beavers, owls and other wildlife, explore the coves and inlets and go ashore to share snacks. Buckley Dunton Lake in October Mountain State Forest

 

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. The Birds, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Irish playwright Conor McPherson’s adaptation inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s story and Alfred Hitchcock’s film. St. Germain Stage. 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 — I and You by Lauren Gunderson, two students meet over Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, 8 p.m. with talkback, Chester

Dorset Theatre Festival — Downstairs by Theresa Rebeck, Eileen’s brother Teddy moves into her basement, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Oldcastle Theatre — SMoonlight and Magnolias: Slapstick story of making the film “Gone with the Wind, 7:30 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

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

Sandisfield Arts Center — The Stamp Collection by Val Coleman, set in his childhood home in southern Illinois, 7:30 p.m. Sandisfield

Shakespeare & Company — Cymbeline, rarely performed story of intrigue and deception in the face of resolve, 63 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, 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. Really Rosie, musical written by Maurice Sendak with music by Carole King, 1 and 4 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,  3:30 and 8 p.m., MainStage.  The Model American, Jason Kim’s world premiere: Gabriel, young, Latino, gay and unapologetically ambitious, comes to New York seeking work and love, 3:30 and 8 p.m., Nikos Stage. Late Night @ the Log, 10:30 p.m. on Spring St. Williamstown.

 

Sunday July 9

 

Art

OMI International Arts Center — Art Omi Weekend: Country brunch with mimosas, French toast and fresh fruit,  11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ledig House. Open studios with 30 international artists-in-residence, 1 to 5 p.m. at the studio barns, with events and installations. Free. Ghent, N.Y.

 

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

Stockbridge Library — Annual Used Book Sale, more than 16,000 gently used books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. free. Stockbridge

 

Community

Bennington Vets Run — Bennington International Motorcycle Club run to support veterans, registration 9 a.m. and ride starts at 10:30, 100 Veterans Memorial Drive, Bennington, Vt.

Dancing in the Streets – Zumba, PopCares and food festival on Main Street, 2 to 6 p.m. North Adams

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Jessica Lang Dance, Thousand Yard Stare, loss experienced by military veterans, set to Beethoven, and Lyric Pieces, set to Edvard Grieg’s piano pieces played live by Tanglewood Fellow Michael James Smith, 2 p.m.; award-winning choreographer Faye Driscoll, ensemble work Thank You for Coming, performed in the round with an intimate audience, 2:15 p.m. Master Class Faye Driscoll, 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: Rear Window, classic thriller, shown on Morgan Lawn at the top of Spring Street, starting at sundown. Free. Williamstown

 

Music

Manchester Music Festival — Young Artists Concert: Mozart, Barber, Haydn, Beethoven, Sibelius and Moszkowski,  2 p.m. Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt.

Music from Salem — The wonder that’s keeping the stars apart: Mozart’s Divertimento for strings and horns; Seven New Miniatures for Horn Trios By P. Gregory, P. Greene, A. Turcotte, J. Hahn, C. Farmakis, Atlas and C. Seiner; Brahms Piano Quartet, with Judith Eissenberg, Sharan Leventhal, violins; Lila Brown, viola; Scott Kluksdahl, cello; MfS Interns, horns; Judith Gordon, piano 4 p.m., Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, N.Y.

Sevenars Concerts — The Schrade-James Family: David James, Randolph Schrade, Rorianne Schrade and Lynelle James on piano, and cellist Christopher James perform works by Bach, Paganini, Brahms, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Still, Massenet, Gershwin-Grainger 4 p.m. Worthington

Tanglewood — Mozart and Mahler, Mozart and Mahler symphonies with BSO, Andris Nelsons, cond., Daniel Lozakovich, violin, and Kristine Opolais, soprano, 2:30 p.m., Shed. TMC chamber music, 10 a.m.; Centennial Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Lenox

Ventfort Hall — An Evening of Duos with Boston Symphony Orchestra violist Michael Zaretsky and violinist Victor Romanul, works by 18th, 19th and 20th century composers, including Mozart, Stamitz, Rolla, Sibelius and Prokofiev, 7 p.m. Lenox

 

Outdoors

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

 

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. Pittsfield.

Chester Theatre — I and You by Lauren Gunderson, two students meet over Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, 2 p.m., Chester

Oldcastle Theatre — SMoonlight and Magnolias: Slapstick story of making the film “Gone with the Wind, 2 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Sandisfield Arts Center — The Stamp Collection by Val Coleman, set in his childhood home in southern Illinois, 3 p.m. Sandisfield

Shakespeare & Company — Cymbeline, 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, 2 p.m. New Lebanon

Weston Playhouse — Once, musical set in Dublin, an Irish street musician meets a young Czech woman, 3 p.m., Mainstage. Really Rosie, musical written by Maurice Sendak with music by Carole King, 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 with Lawn talk at 1:15.  The Model American, Jason Kim’s world premiere: Gabriel, young, Latino, gay and unapologetically ambitious, comes to New York seeking work and love, 2 p.m., Nikos Stage. Williamstown.

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