Berkshire calendar June 26 to July 2

Ragtime at Barrington Stage and brass at Tanglewood, international tap dance at Jacob’s Pillow and Jazz at The Mount … summer is in full swing this week and rich with sound in the Berkshire Calendar June 26 to July 2, in art, theater, music and outdoors.

Andris Nelsons, in the photo above, will lead the BSO in a brass extravaganza at Tanglewood in Lenox. Photo by Marco Borggreve, courtesy of the BSO.

 

Monday June 26

Art

Downstreet Art — 100 hours in the Woodshed: Masterminded by collage artists Danny O and Scott Zieher, biennial gathering of artists from all over the country who create an art-show’s-worth of art and more, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Design Lab, 49 Main St. North Adams downstreetart.org

 

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

Boston University Tanglewood Institute — Ronald Haroutunian, Bassoon; David Martins, Clarinet; Linda Toote, Flute: BUTI Faculty Recital, 6:30 p.m. free. Trinity Church, 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 June 27

 

Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — Art and Science of Display Pyrotechnics, 5:30 p.m., Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, Vt.

Ventfort Hall — Tea and talk: The Golden Age of Carousels, 1880-1930, with Jim Shulman, who with his wife Jackie initiated, directed and backed the Berkshire Carousel, 4 p.m. Lenox

 

Family

Arrowhead — Fairy Tea Party and talk with WindRose: the Cornish Fairies, 4:30 p.m. and opening of Moby-Dick, the Movie exhibit. Pittsfield

Williamstown Rural Lands — Nature Exploration with discovery walks, outdoor play, craft activities and stories for parents and preschool children, 10 a.m. Williamstown

 

Music

Boston University Tanglewood Institute — Solo Strings Workshp Faculty  6:30 p.m. free. Trinity Church, Lenox

Eagles Band — Big Band brass, show tunes and American songbook standards, 7 p.m., free on Pittsfield Common

Marble House Project — Performance with composer Missy Mazzoli, who has had music performed globally by the Kronos Quartet, eighth blackbird, violinist Jennifer Koh and more, 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.

 

Theater

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

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,  7:30 p.m., MainStage. ’62 Center, Williamstown.

 

Wednesday June 28

 

Art

Clark Art Institute — Orchestrating Elegance book club in celebration of Alma-Tadema show, discussion of Edith Wharton’s Age of Innocence. Free, 7 p.m. Williamstown

 

Books and Writers

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire — New Narratives in Modern Israeli Fiction, 11:45 a.m., short stories or poetry from S.Y. Agnon and Devorah Baron to Etgar Keret and Sayed Kashua. Free. Great Barrington

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 One: Rabbi Josh in conversation about the New Testament with his Christian colleague Rev. Sheila Sholes-Ross of First Baptist Church, noon. Pittsfield

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Tireless: A Tap Dance Experience, exclusive, Pillow-only engagement of the international tap artists including  tap dancer and bassist couple Reona and Takashi Seo of Japan, Chicago-based choreographer and performer Jumaane Taylor’s ensemble work, Joe Orrach of San Francisco and tap dancing siblings Joseph and Josette Wiggan of Los Angeles, curated by Michelle Dorrance, 8 p.m.; NW Dance Project, Portland, Ore. dance company, 8:15 p.m. Street Week on Inside/Out through Saturdayleading up to All Styles Dance Battle on Sunday: Passion Fruit all-female hip-hop crew, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket

Tanglewood — Lou 100: In Honor of the Divine Mr. Harrison, Mark Morris Dance Group performs with The New Fromm Players and Tanglewood Music Center Fellows, Morris’ choreography to Harrison’s Pacific, Serenade and Grand Duo. 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall, Lenox

 

Family

Williamstown Rural Lands — Nature Exploration with discovery walks, outdoor play, craft activities and stories for parents and preschool children, 10 a.m. Williamstown

 

Music

Barrington Stage Company — Musical Theatre Conservatory Ensemble performs songs of Ahrens and Flaherty, 10 p.m. Pittsfield

Bascom Lodge — Quintessential, a cappella music 6 p.m., free. Summit of Mount Greylock

Boston University Tanglewood Institute — String Quartet Workshop and Junior Strings Intensive Faculty, 6:30 p.m. free. Trinity Church, Lenox

Windsor Lake concert — Satellite Shine, rock and indy cover band, 6:30 p.m. Windsor Lake, North Adams

 

Outdoors

Mass Audubon — Evening at the Beaver Ponds, join Sanctuaries caretaker on a walk to beaver wetlands, 8 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, 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

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 — 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. 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.

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., 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., Nikos Stage. ’62 Center, Williamstown.

 

Thursday June 29

 

Art

Downstreet Art — Downtown celebration of art openings and community, with Nimble Art Circus and a focus on public, participatory art. New projects, performances and murals, pop-up parks and sidewalk paintings, in 10th season. Main Street and downtown North Adams, 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Jumanji: Movie Under the Stars at Colegrove Park at dusk. downstreetart.org

 

Books and Writers

Arrowhead — Installation of The Mastheads studio space designed for new writing residency program. Pittsfield

The Bookstore — Holly Morse reads from Spangled Ruin, short stories: a small town postal worker knows more than the young woman at her counter; a Chinese American boy draws on fantasy ponies to outmaneuver menace; an outsider artist teaches an urban lover the benefits of a fish’s perspective … 5:30 p.m. Get Lit Wine Bar, Lenox

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 — Tireless: A Tap Dance Experience, exclusive, Pillow-only engagement of the international tap artists including  tap dancer and bassist couple Reona and Takashi Seo of Japan, Chicago-based choreographer and performer Jumaane Taylor’s ensemble work, Joe Orrach of San Francisco and tap dancing siblings Joseph and Josette Wiggan of Los Angeles, curated by Michelle Dorrance, 8 p.m.; NW Dance Project, Portland, Ore. dance company, 8:15 p.m. Class, Flex with Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray, 4 p.m., and Street Week on Inside/Out: D.R.E.A.M (Dance Rules Everything Around Me) with Gray 6:15 p.m., free. Becket

Tanglewood — Lou 100: In Honor of the Divine Mr. Harrison, Mark Morris Dance Group performs with The New Fromm Players and Tanglewood Music Center Fellows, Morris’ choreography to Harrison’s Pacific, Serenade and Grand Duo. 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall, Lenox

 

Family

Williamstown Rural Lands — Nature Exploration with discovery walks, outdoor play, craft activities and stories for parents and preschool children, 10 a.m. Williamstown

 

Food

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

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

 

History

Green Mountain Academy — Story of Vermont: A Natural and Cultural History, 5:30 p.m., Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, Vt.

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

 

Music

Berkshire Strings — Jamie Laval, internationally-acclaimed Celtic fiddler and storyteller, with music from Brittany, the Gaelic-speaking cousin of Ireland and Scotland, 7:30 p.m., Dewey Hall, Sheffield

Boston University Tanglewood Institute — French Horn Workshop, BUTI Student Recital, 10 a.m., Trinity Church; Percussion Workshop, 7 p.m., free at West Street Theatre, 45 West St., Lenox

Mass MoCA — Beer garden in the Chalet in artist Dean Baldwin’s riverside beer garden and conversation with visiting artists. Bar opens at 5:30 p.m. North Adams

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

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

 

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. with barbecue benefit. 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.

Shakespeare & Company — 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 — A Comedy of Tenors, 1930s Paris prepares for the concert of a century, 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 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. Festival Lawnch. ’62 Center, Williamstown.

 

Friday June 30

 

Art

Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio — Plein air painting demonstration with mixed media artist Diane Firtell, 11 a.m. Lenox

 

Books and Writing

Northshire Bookstore — Author William Stern Randall reads from Unshackling America, 7 p.m. free. Manchester, Vt.

 

Community

The Mount — Lenox Day: As part of the Lenox 250th Anniversary celebration, admission is free to all Lenox residents, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. House and garden tours throughout the day. Lenox

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

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Tireless: A Tap Dance Experience, exclusive, Pillow-only engagement of the international tap artists including  tap dancer and bassist couple Reona and Takashi Seo of Japan, Chicago-based choreographer and performer Jumaane Taylor’s ensemble work, Joe Orrach of San Francisco and tap dancing siblings Joseph and Josette Wiggan of Los Angeles, curated by Michelle Dorrance, 8 p.m.; NW Dance Project, Portland, Ore. dance company, 8:15 p.m. Pillow Talk: Tap Today, 5 p.m., free. Street Week on Inside/Out: 860 Movement, celebrating next generation of hip-hop dancers from the surrounding region, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket

Mass MoCA — Francesca Harper choreographs a site-specific dance work in response to Chicago-based artist Nick Cave’s “Until” installation with found objects, a meditation on racism and a performance space for dance, music, theater, pop art, spoken word and community forums. North Adams.

 

Family

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

Williamstown Rural Lands —  Firefly Hike and Campfire with S’mores around the campfire and a walk up into the Sheep Hill meadows to experience the dazzling firefly show.  Bring a picnic and enjoy the evening around the pond, 8 p.m. Nature Exploration with discovery walks, outdoor play, craft activities and stories for parents and preschool children, 10 a.m. Williamstown

 

Music

Boston University Tanglewood Institute — Clarinet Student Recital, 10 a.m., Trinity Church; Double Bass Student Recital, Church on the Hill, 10 a.m.; Oboe Student Recital, Trinity Church, noon; Viola Student Recital, Church on the Hill, 12:30 p.m.; Tuba and Euphonium Student Recital, Trinity Church, 2 p.m.; Cello Student Recital, Church on the Hill, 3 p.m.; Saxophone Student Recital, Trinity Church, 4 p.m.; Violin Student Recital, Church on the Hill, 5:30 p.m.; Trombone Student Recital, Trinity Church, 6 p.m.; Electro-acoustic Composition Student Recital, West Street Theatre, 7 p.m.; Bassoon Student Recital, Trinity Church, 8 p.m., all free, Lenox

Guthrie Center — Tom Paxton and The Don Juans, 8 p.m. Troubador folk music series. Great Barrington

Manchester Music Festival — Season Prelude Party and gala by Sotheby’s, 5:30 p.m.Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt.

Tanglewood — Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriters perform classic rock, 7 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, 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.

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

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

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Boomer Comedy Unlimited presents, An evening of Baby Boomer comedians: Lenny Clarke, Ken Rogerson, Carol Siskind, 8 p.m., Great Barrington

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

Shakespeare & Company — 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 — A Comedy of Tenors, 1930s Paris prepares for the concert of a century, 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. ’62 Center, Williamstown.

 

Saturday July 1

 

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 6 p.m. Ski Butternut, Great Barrington

Community Access to the Arts — I Am a Part of Art, annual art show opens, through Aug. 22 at Clark Art Institute, Williamstown

Hancock Shaker Village — Making: Then and Now featuring work by Gregory Crewdson, Don Gummer, Stephen Hannock, Jenny Holzer, Maya Lin and David Teeple, exhibit opens 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pittsfield

Sandisfield Arts Center — Tina Grammer solo show opens, Sandisfield

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Tireless: A Tap Dance Experience, exclusive, Pillow-only engagement of the international tap artists including  tap dancer and bassist couple Reona and Takashi Seo of Japan, Chicago-based choreographer and performer Jumaane Taylor’s ensemble work, Joe Orrach of San Francisco= and tap dancing siblings Joseph and Josette Wiggan of Los Angeles, curated by Michelle Dorrance, 2 and 8 p.m.; NW Dance Project, Portland, Ore. dance company, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m. Street Week on Inside/Out: 860 Movement, School at Jacob’s Pillow Tap Program 6:15 p.m., dancers studying with Michelle Dorrance and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, free. PillowTalk: Radical Bodies, on pioneers Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, and Yvonne Rainer, 4 p.m., free. Becket

 

Family

Berkshire Carousel — Berkshire Homecoming 2017 celebration noon to 5 p.m. with local writers, storytellers and performers. carousel with 33 hand-carfed horses, accessible chariot, rocking chariot and spinning tub, shop wth local artisans, pop corn, ice cream and local food. 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

 

History

Bidwell House Museum — History Talk: Massachusetts–New York border wars in the 1700s: Gary Leveille, Berkshires historian, on 50 years of boundary battles among the early Dutch and English settlers on both sides of the elusive border, 10 a.m. Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham

Stockbridge Library — Cemetery Walk: Red Lion Inn: From Stagecoach Stop to Town Center, 4 p.m. at Stockbridge Cemetery, Main Street, Stockbridge

 

Music

Aston Magna — Soprano Dominique Labelle in Arias, Sinfonias and Biblical Oratorios with the Aston Magna string ensemble. Selections by Caldara, Handel, Purcell and Clerambault. 6 p.m., Saint James Place, Great Barrington

Boston University Tanglewood Institute — Trumpet Student Recital, Trinity Church, 10 a.m.; Flute Student Recital, Church on the Hill, 10 a.m.; String Quartet Student Recital, Trinity Church, noon; Junior Strings Intensive Student Recital, Church on the Hill, 1:30 p.m., all free, Lenox

Guthrie Center — Tom Paxton and The Don Juans, 8 p.m. Troubador folk music series. Great Barrington

Hancock Shaker Village — Shaker Barn Music: singer / songwriter Sarah Lee Guthrie, 8 p.m., doors open at 7. Pittsfield

Mohawk Trail Concerts — Adaskin String Trio with Sally Pinkas, piano, performing Sergei Taneiev and Francaix string trios and Brahms, 7:30 p.m. Federated Church, Charlemont

The Mount — Music After Hours, live on the terrace: Season opens with The Wanda Houston Band, 5 to 8 p.m., free. Lenox

Tanglewood — John Mellencamp with Emmylou Harris and Carlene Carter in Popular Artist Series, 7 p.m., Shed. TMC String Quartet Marathon, 10 a.m. and 2 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

Williamstown Rural Lands — Hike over Berlin Mountain by the Phelps Trail and the Taconic Crest Trail. Meet at Petersburg Pass on Route 2 west, 9 a.m. Williamstown

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — Ragtime, Tony awardwinning musical at the dawn of the 20th century weaves together a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a determined Harlem musician, 8 p.m., Mainstage. 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, 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — London’s National Theatre in HD: Salomé, 7 p.m. An occupied desert nation. A radical on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This retelling by Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber turns the Biblical tale on its head. Great Barrington

Mass MoCA — Risk! live, host Kevin Allison leads a cathartic, anything-goes storytelling smorgasbord on the podcast where Kevin Nealon, Margaret Cho, Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, Lili Taylor and Andy Borowitz have all bared soul, 8 p.m. North Adams

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

Shakespeare & Company — 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., 40th season Ruby Gala 4 p.m. Lenox

Theatre Barn — A Comedy of Tenors, 1930s Paris prepares for the concert of a century, 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. ’62 Center, Williamstown.

 

Sunday July 2

 

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 6 p.m. Ski Butternut, Great Barrington.

 

Community

Temple Anshe Amunim — The Blessings of Liberty, Rabbi Josh ot Temple Anshe Amunim, Pastor Sheila of First Baptist Church and Father Michael of Sacred Heart Church join in a service honoring the founding of the United States of America 3 p.m., free, at Temple Anshe Amunim, Pittsfield. 413-442-5910

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Tireless: A Tap Dance Experience, exclusive, Pillow-only engagement of the international tap artists including  tap dancer and bassist couple Reona and Takashi Seo of Japan, Chicago-based choreographer and performer Jumaane Taylor’s ensemble work, Joe Orrach of San Francisco and tap dancing siblings Joseph and Josette Wiggan of Los Angeles, curated by Michelle Dorrance, 2 and 8 p.m.; NW Dance Project, Portland, Ore. dance company, 2 and 8:15 p.m. All Styles Dance Battle, 8 p.m., hosted by Michelle Dorrance. Master Class with NW Dance Project, 10 a.m., and Tap with Sam Weber, noon. 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

 

Music

Bascom Lodge — Duo Eamon, Irish, Quebeçois and traditional folk music on fiddle and guitar, 6 p.m., free. Summit of Mount Greylock

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

Tanglewood — Tanglewood Music Center Brass Extravaganza, Andris Nelsons and Håkan Hardenberger, program includes Max Grafe work for brass and percussion, world premiere, TMC commission, 10 a.m.; TMC String Quartet Marathon, 2:30 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant, alternative rock, 7 p.m., Shed. 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

 

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 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

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

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

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

Shakespeare & Company — 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 — A Comedy of Tenors, 1930s Paris prepares for the concert of a century, 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.  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 p.m., Nikos Stage, with Lawn Talk 1:15 p.m. ’62 Center, Williamstown.

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