Week ahead Aug. 22 to 28

Blues to viol da gamba, Train at Tanglewood and percussion from Burkina Faso at Jacob’s Pillow … the beat goes on. In the photo at the top, Performance Space 21 will screen ‘Our Last Tango.’ Image courtesy of PS21

 

Monday Aug. 22

 

Books and Writers

The Mount — Monday book talks: Ruth Franklin discusses her forthcoming book, “Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life,” 4 p.m. Lenox.

 

Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — “Amazing Volcanic Eruptions: The Destruction of the Ancient City of Pompeii” with Professor Ray Coish of Middlebury College, 5:30 p.m. Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester Vt.

 

Music

Barrington Stage Company — “No Tune like a Show Tune,” Wanda Houston performs musical show-stoppers, 8 p.m. at Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, Stage II, Pittsfield.

Summer Noontime Concert — Lucy Bardo, Anne Legene, violas da gamba; Larry Wallach, harpsichord. Music of Marais, Schenk, Wallach, noon. Free. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Williamstown.

 

Outdoors

Naumkeag — Yoga in the gardens, 9 a.m. Stockbridge.

 

Theater

Berkshire Theatre Group — “Constellations,” from first encounter to possible lifelong love, 7 p.m., Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Congregation Knesset Israel — “Choices,” playwright: Donald Drake. Based on true 1970’s story: Conjoined twins share a heart; religious parents and their consultants disagree on the right decision. 7 p.m., with talk-back. Pittsfield. 413-445-4872.

WAM Theatre — Fresh Takes class on “Samsara,” 7 p.m. Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

 

Tuesday Aug. 23

 

Books and Writers

Marble House Project — Artseed readings by writers Cris Beam, author of “To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care,” and novelist, fiction writer and Iowa MFA Fatima Mirza, 6 p.m., free. Dorset, Vt.

 

Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — “The Power of the Supreme Court,” Professor Justin Crowe of Williams College, landmark decisions from 1953 on, 5:30 p.m. Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester Vt.

Ventfort Hall — Food historian and author Francine Segan, “A Toast! To Artful Dining Among the Arias,” film clips and photos, operatic origins of Melba toast, Rossini’s “sorbet arias” and why Verdi encouraged gambling during performances, 4 p.m. tea and talk. Lenox.

 

Family

The Mount — Books and Blooms children’s story hour in the garden, 10 a.m. Lenox.

Norman Rockwell Museum — Summer Sketch Club for ages 7 and up, 10 a.m. Bring a sketch pad. Stockbridge.

 

Film

Performance Space 21 — Music and Dance film series, “Our Last Tango,” 8:30 p.m., a story of love between the two most famous dancers in tango’s history, María Nieves Rego and Jan Carlos. Free. Chatham, N.Y.

 

Music

Tanglewood — Popular artist series: Train with Andy Grammer, 7 p.m. in the Shed. Route 183, Lenox.

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “Tribes,” a young deaf man stands up to his hearing family, 87 p.m., Main Stage; “Broadway Bounty Hunter,” Annie Golden (starring as herself) as a bounty hunter after a South American Drug Lord, musical with R&B and Funk, 7:30 p.m., Stage II, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group — “Constellations,” from first encounter to possible lifelong love, 7 p.m., Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Shakespeare & Company — Henry IV.six all day festival, all six parts indoors and outdoors by actors of all ages. “Sotto Voce” by Nilo Cruz, a Jewish-Cuban man seeks out a woman separated from her lover years before during World War II 8:30 p.m. 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Temple Anshe Amunim — “Scene Study,” perform from well-known plays 10 a.m. with Barbara Waldinger, professor of theater at Queens College in NYC. Pittsfield.

Weston Playhouse — “Murder for Two,” a small-town cop investigates the death of a novelist, two actors playing 13 roles and two pianos, 7:30 p.m., OtherStage. Weston, Vt.

 

Wednesday Aug. 24

Art

Berkshire Botanical Garden — En Plein Air watercolor workshop 10 a.m. Stockbridge.

 

Clark Art Institute — Drop-in figure drawing class, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Williamstown.

Books and Writers

The Mount — Wharton on Wednesdays, short stories read by professional actors, 5 p.m. on the terrace. Ghost Tour of the house and grounds, 7:30 p.m. Lenox.

 

Conversations

Hevreh — Rabbi Jodie Gordon: “Feminism, Theology, and Prayer,” 11:45 a.m., from the tkhines of 17th century women, to the radical feminist reimagining of the Passover Maggid (story), with writing and art. Great Barrington.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Pacific Northwest Ballet, “Sum Stravinsky” and “3 Movements” set to Steve Reich’s minimalist score, 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. Souleymane “Solo” Badolo, born in Burkina Faso and based in Brooklyn, and Sylvestre Koffitse Akakpo-Adzaku perform “Yimbégré,” grounded in African traditions, with master drummer Mamoudou Konate, 8:15 p.m. Doris Duke Theatre. Inside / Out: “Women Making Work” with Tiffany Mills Dance Company, Nadine Bommer Dance Company and Yin Yue Dance, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket.

 

Family

Norman Rockwell Museum — “Creating Together” for ages 4 and up with adults, 10 a.m. Stockbridge.

 

Music

Bascom Lodge — Music with Wintergreen, acoustic folk trio, free. 6 p.m., Summit of Mount Greylock.

Concert at Windsor Lake — Free concert with Eagles brass band 6:30 to 8 p.m. Kayaking, canoeing, swimming and fishing allowed. Bradley Street and Kemp Ave., North Adams. explorenorthadams.com

Live on the Lake — Free concert with Live 95.9 WBEC FM and Greylock Federal Credit Union, 6 to 8 p.m., Burbank Park, Onota Lake, Pittsfield.

Tanglewood — Jeremy Denk, piano, “Medieval to Modern,” program from Renaissance worlds of Machaut, Couperin, and Frescobaldi to Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms, and modernists Stravinsky, Cage, Ligeti, and Adams, 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. Route 183, Lenox.

 

Outdoors

Mass Audubon — Evening at the Beaver Ponds, walk and talk 6:30 p.m., Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox.

Naumkeag — Art of Cut Flowers, 10 a.m. in the cutting garden, learn about the flowers growing in season, and how to cut, care for and grow them with Naumkeag horticulturalist Eric Ruquist. Stockbridge.

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “Tribes,” a young deaf man stands up to his hearing family, 2 and 7 p.m., Main Stage; “Broadway Bounty Hunter,” Annie Golden (starring as herself) as a bounty hunter after a South American Drug Lord, musical with R&B and Funk, 7:30 p.m., Stage II, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group — “Constellations,” from first encounter to possible lifelong love, 7 p.m., Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Dorset Theatre Festival — “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,” Lanie Robertson’s look at jazz legend Billie Holliday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company — Backstage walk 10:30 a.m., “Or,” by Liz Duffy Adams, one night with 1660s poet, spy and playwright Aphra Behn 2 p.m., “Two Gentlemen of Verona” 7:30 p.m., “Ugly Lies the Bone” by Lindsey Ferrentino, a woman returning from three tours in Afghanistan 8:30 p.m. 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Weston Playhouse — “Murder for Two,” a small-town cop investigates the death of a novelist, two actors playing 13 roles and two pianos, 7:30 p.m., OtherStage. Weston, Vt.

 

Thursday Aug. 25

 

About Town

Berkshire Museum — Pecha Kucha Night #15, 7 p.m., lightning-fast presentations: 20 slides, 20 seconds each. Pittsfield.

Cummington Fair — Rides, farm animals, horse pulls, live music and entertainment, exhibitions and contests, fair fare, midway and more. Cummington Fairgrounds, 97 Fairgrounds Road off Route 9, Cummington. cummingtonfair.org

Discover Tyler Street Festival — A celebration of the unique and diverse Morningside neighborhood with live music, entertainment, local restaurants and foods including a mini-farmers market, family-friendly activities for kids and adults, innovation and technology demos, an auto show and more. 5 to 8 p.m., corner of Woodlawn Ave. and Tyler Street, Pittsfield. 413-448-6257tylerstreetpittsfield.com/discovertyler

Mass MoCA — The Chalet, artist Dean Baldwin’s riverside beer garden with music and local brews, 5:30 p.m. ’til late. North Adams

 

Art

DownStreet Art — 2016 theme, Meet Your Neighbors, spotlighting local artists. Exhibits around town rotate monthly: DownStreet Art Thursdays with exhibition openings, performance, happenings and downtown art, music and culture. 5 to 8 p.m. North Adams. downstreetart.org

MCLA Gallery 51 — “PaperWorks”opening 5 to 8 p.m., Brandon Graving, humanness and the natural world. Free. North Adams.

Norman Rockwell Museum — “The Visual Narrative: Three Perspectives” with Marshall Arisman, Anita Kunz, and Thomas Woodruff, 5:30 p.m., three award-winning illustrators who also create personal works. Historic property walks 2 p.m. to Linwood House (1859 Berkshire Cottage), Rockwell’s studio and “Build a Better Baby Carriage” outdoor exhibit. Stockbridge.

Williams College Museum of Art — “What’s in a Name? The Politics of Identification in African Art” with Michelle Apotsos, assistant rofessor of art at Williams College, 4 p.m.; badminton on the patio with sound artist Crank Sturgeon, 5:30 p.m. Williamstown.

 

Books and Writers

The Mount — “Touchstones,” cultural critic and journalist Kate Bolick in conversaiton with Emma Straub about her new book, “Modern Lovers,” 5:30 p.m. Le Café Français 8:30 a.m. Lenox.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Pacific Northwest Ballet, “Sum Stravinsky” and “3 Movements” set to Steve Reich’s minimalist score, 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. Souleymane “Solo” Badolo, born in Burkina Faso and based in Brooklyn, and Sylvestre Koffitse Akakpo-Adzaku perform “Yimbégré,” grounded in African traditions, with master drummer Mamoudou Konate, 8:15 p.m. Doris Duke Theatre. Inside / Out: American Collage Dance Association Gala highlights, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket.

 

Music

Party in the Park — Free concert 6 to 8 p.m. with WUPE FM and WNAW 1230AM Greylock Federal Credit Union, Noel Field behind the Steeplecats baseball diamond, in North Adams.

Tanglewood — Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra with Nicholas McGegan, cond.; Suzana Ograjenšek, soprano; Diana Moore, mezzo-soprano; Clint van der Linde, countertenor; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Douglas Williams, baritone; and members of the Philharmonia Chorale perform Scarlatti’s “La gloria di primavera,” 7:30 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. Route 183, Lenox.

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “Tribes,” a young deaf man stands up to his hearing family, 8 p.m., Main Stage; “Broadway Bounty Hunter,” Annie Golden (starring as herself) as a bounty hunter after a South American Drug Lord, musical with R&B and Funk, 3 and 7:30 p.m., Stage II, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group — “Constellations,” from first encounter to possible lifelong love, 7 p.m., Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre — “The Mountaintop” by Katori Hall, Dr. Martin Luther King encounters a hotel maid on April 3, 1968. 2 p.m. with talkback and 8 p.m. Chester.

Dorset Theatre Festival — “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,” Lanie Robertson’s look at jazz legend Billie Holliday, 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company — “Ugly Lies the Bone” by Lindsey Ferrentino, a woman returning from three tours in Afghanistan 3 p.m., “Two Gentlemen of Verona” 7:30 p.m.,  “Sotto Voce” by Nilo Cruz, a Jewish-Cuban man seeks out a woman separated from her lover years before during World War II 8:30 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Theater Barn — “The Wedding Singer” musical comedy, the life of the party’s fiancée leaves, 8 p.m. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse — “All My Sons,” Arthur Miller’s Tony awardwinning play, a father confronts the past, 7:30 p.m., MainStage. “Murder for Two,” a small-town cop investigates the death of a novelist, two actors playing 13 roles and two pianos, 7:30 p.m., OtherStage. Weston, Vt.

 

Friday Aug. 26

 

About Town

Becket Arts Center — Yoga 8:30 a.m. Route 8, Becket.

Berkshire Scenic Railway North Adams — Friday night Cabaret trains with local entertainers Samantha Talora and Ron Ramsey. Train leaves 6 p.m. from 98 Crowley Ave., North Adams. Schedule at hoosacvalleytrainride.com

Bryant Homestead — “Rebels of the Hilltowns” talk 7 p.m. at historic house of William Cullen Bryant, 19th-century poet and journalist. Cummington.

Clark Art Institute — Tapas bar 3 to 7 p.m., on the theme of “Splendor, Myth, and Vision” exhibit of art from the Prado, Williamstown.

Cummington Fair — Rides, farm animals, horse pulls, live music and entertainment, exhibitions and contests, fair fare, midway and more. Cummington Fairgrounds, 97 Fairgrounds Road off Route 9, Cummington. cummingtonfair.org

North Adams — Motorama weekend with Swap Meet, vendors, food and a car corral, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Downtown North Adams. explorenorthadams.com

 

Art

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio — Painting demonstration with a local artist, 11 a.m. Historic art deco house of ’20s artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen. Lenox

 

Conversations

Temple Anshe Amunim — ““Sabbath of Story” 5:30 p.m., as an actor and storyteller, Rabbi Josh will perform stories from ancient sources to Hasidic tales, from Rabbinic myths to modern literature. Pittsfield.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Pacific Northwest Ballet, “Sum Stravinsky” and “3 Movements” set to Steve Reich’s minimalist score, 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. Souleymane “Solo” Badolo, born in Burkina Faso and based in Brooklyn, and Sylvestre Koffitse Akakpo-Adzaku perform “Yimbégré,” grounded in African traditions, with master drummer Mamoudou Konate, 8:15 p.m. Doris Duke Theatre. Inside / Out: Just Sole! Street Dance Theater Company 6:15 p.m., and PillowTalk: “Multi-faceted Collaborators” with Doug Fullington, Pacific Northwest Ballet, free. Becket.

Performance Space 21 — Dance Heginbotham, 8 p.m., known as a dancer with Mark Morris Dance Group, artistic director John Heginbotham with vibrant athleticism, humor, and theatricality. Chatham, N.Y.

 

Family

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Family Fridays, programs in the garden, Frogs and Turtles 11 a.m. with Tom Tyning, environmental science professor at Berkshire Community College. Stockbridge.

Norman Rockwell Museum — Free Fun Friday 10 a.m., free admission and activities. “Kids create” hands-on art for ages 3 to 6, 10:30 a.m. Stockbridge.

 

Music

Chesterwood — Chesterfest, Americana music outdoors 5:30 p.m. with local barbecue and beer available, Stockbridge. 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge.

Guthrie Center — Matt Nakoa, folk singer / songwriter, 8 p.m. Doors open at 6. Great Barrington.

The Mount — Music After Hours, guest musicians may include the Benny Sharoni Quartet and the Wanda Houston Band free concert on the terrace 5 to 8 p.m. Lenox.

Southern Vermont Arts Center — Ragtime and Boogie Woogie with internationally acclaimed pianist Bob Milne, 7:30 p.m. Manchester, Vt.

Tanglewood — Tanglewood Festival Chorus prelude concert 6 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. Boston Pops with Keith Lockhart, cond., perform score to Indiana Jones’ “Raiders of the Lost Ark” with Orchestra, 8 p.m. in the Shed. Route 183, Lenox.

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “Tribes,” a young deaf man stands up to his hearing family, 2 and 8 p.m., Main Stage; “Broadway Bounty Hunter,” Annie Golden (starring as herself) as a bounty hunter after a South American Drug Lord, musical with R&B and Funk, 7:30 p.m., Stage II, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group — “Constellations,” from first encounter to possible lifelong love, 8 p.m., Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre — “The Mountaintop” by Katori Hall, Dr. Martin Luther King encounters a hotel maid on April 3, 1968. 2 p.m. with cast conversation. Chester.

Dorset Theatre Festival — “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,” Lanie Robertson’s look at jazz legend Billie Holliday, 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company — Riotous Youth 10 a.m., “Two Gentleen of Verona” 7:30 p.m., “Sotto Voce” by Nilo Cruz, a Jewish-Cuban man seeks out a woman separated from her lover years before during World War II, 8:30 p.m. 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Theater Barn — “The Wedding Singer” musical comedy, the life of the party’s fiancée leaves, 8 p.m. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse — “All My Sons,” Arthur Miller’s Tony awardwinning play, a father confronts the past, 7:30 p.m., MainStage. “Murder for Two,” a small-town cop investigates the death of a novelist, two actors playing 13 roles and two pianos, 7:30 p.m., OtherStage. Weston, Vt.

 

Saturday Aug. 27

 

About Town

Behold New Lebanon — Townwide museum with programs including nature walks, cooking and food, the speedway, auctioneering, farming, local history, homesteading, art, music and more. Visitors Center, Old Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Berkshire Scenic Railway North Adams — Train Rides return to the Berkshires — BSRM’s Hoosac Valley Service Narrated train rides between North Adams and Adams 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3 p.m. 98 Crowley Ave., North Adams.

Cummington Fair — Rides, farm animals, horse pulls, live music and entertainment, exhibitions and contests, fair fare, midway and more. Cummington Fairgrounds, 97 Fairgrounds Road off Route 9, Cummington. cummingtonfair.org

Dalton CRA — Kelly’s Beerfest, a charity beer festival hosted by Kelly’s Package Store with at least 60 breweries, beer, live music and farm-fresh food. Benefits Dalton Community Recreation Association and Dalton Youth Center programming. Dalton American Legion, Route 9, Dalton 413-684-0260, dalton cra.org

North Adams — Motorama weekend with Swap Meet, vendors, food and a car corral, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Downtown North Adams. explorenorthadams.com

Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon — Annual benefit party with creators of “Angel Reapers,” Macarthur Genius awardwinning choreographer Martha Clarke and Pultizer Prize winning playwright Alfred Uhry. 6 p.m. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. shakerml.org

 

Art

Becket Arts Center — Exhibit with Mary Anne Davis, Arthur Hillman and Scott Taylor, mixed media, paintings and photographs opening 2 p.m. Route 8, Becket.

Bidwell House — Introduction to Willow Basketry, weave a basket and learn how to sustainably harvest willow and techniques of coiling, weaving and twining. 2 p.m. Monterey.

Clark Art Institute — Plein Air drawing at Thomas Schütte: Crystal installation on Stone Hill, 1 to 4 p.m., free. Williamstown.

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio — “Has your Creativity Been Hiding” workshop with Director Kinney Frelinghysen, 10 a.m. Historic art deco house of ’20s artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen. Lenox

Hubbard Hall — “The Freight Project: A Collaboration of Artists in Residence,” 7 p.m. Pay what you can, all welcome. Cambridge, N.Y.

Salem Art Works — Workshops in ceramics, glassblowing, blacksmithing, welding and stained glass for teens and adults. 19 Cary Lane, Salem, N.Y. salemartorks.org.

Conversations

Temple Anshe Amunim — “Torah Plus: Exploring Jewish Text and Culture,” 9:30 a.m., stories from Rabbinic and Medieval times through Sept. 3. All welcome. Pittsfield.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Pacific Northwest Ballet, “Sum Stravinsky” and “3 Movements” set to Steve Reich’s minimalist score, 2 and 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. Souleymane “Solo” Badolo, born in Burkina Faso and based in Brooklyn, and Sylvestre Koffitse Akakpo-Adzaku perform “Yimbégré,” grounded in African traditions, with master drummer Mamoudou Konate, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m. Doris Duke Theatre. Inside / Out: Nico Brown, 6:15 p.m., and PillowTalk: “PS Dance!” film-makers on documentary about dance in schools, free. Festival finale dance party with DJ BFG 8 p.m. Becket.

Performance Space 21 — Dance Heginbotham, 8 p.m., known as a dancer with Mark Morris Dance Group, artistic director John Heginbotham with vibrant athleticism, humor, and theatricality. Everybody Dance intergenrational workshop 10 a.m., free. Chatham, N.Y.

 

Family

Berkshire Museum — Kitchen Ka-Boom, 11 a.m., wacky and fun science experiments using common ingredients found in most kitchens. All experiments are kid safe. Pittsfield.

Great Barrington Bandstand — David Grover in concert, 10 a.m. behind Town Hall, Great Barrington.

Naumkeag — Mad Hatter’s Tea Party 2 to 4 p.m. with wacky hats, games cake and fun from Alice in Wonderland. Stockbridge.

Southern Vermont Arts Center — “Beethoven’s Wig: A Wigged-Out Stage Show” live with animation by Smiley Guy Studio, 4 p.m. Manchester, Vt.

 

Music

Guthrie Center — Joe Crookston, folk singer / songwriter, 8 p.m. Doors open at 6. Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA — Rubblebucket, Psychedelic indie dance pop, at 8 p.m., Courtyard C or Hunter Center. North Adams

The Mount — Music After Hours, guest musicians may include the Benny Sharoni Quartet and the Wanda Houston Band free concert on the terrace 5 to 8 p.m. Lenox.

OMI International Arts Center — Music Omi Concert in The Fields 5 p.m., new collaborations with musicians and composers from all over the globe, 3 p.m. free. Ghent. N.Y.

Park McCullough House — Yoshiko Sato and Christopher Lewis, third concert in the Beethoven sonata series, 4 p.m. 1 Park St., North Bennington.

Sandisfield Arts Center — Eric Martin (violin, viola, voice) and Karen Axelrod (piano, accordion) 8 p.m., traditional music. Sandisfield.

Tanglewood — BSO rehearsal 10:30 a.m. and concert with Michael Stern, cond., and Yo-Yo Ma, cello: Bernstein, Haydn, Willians and Respighi, 8 p.m. in the Shed. Route 183, Lenox.

Tannery Pond Concerts — St. Lawrence String Quartet, Haydn, Adams, Golijov, 8 p.m. Darrow School, New Lebanon, N.Y.

 

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Canoe trips 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. with guided talk about the river, wildlife and history. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield.

Clark Art Institute — Sensing Place Hike: Landscape Histories of Stone Hill, 10:30 a.m., free. Meet at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill. Williamstown.

Mass Audubon — Canoe Trip to Buckley-Dunton Lake, 8:30 a.m. Meets at Buckley-Dunton Lake, Becket. Register 413-637-0320

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “Tribes,” a young deaf man stands up to his hearing family, 8 p.m., Main Stage; “Broadway Bounty Hunter,” Annie Golden (starring as herself) as a bounty hunter after a South American Drug Lord, musical with R&B and Funk, 3 and 7:30 p.m., Stage II, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group — “Constellations,” from first encounter to possible lifelong love, 2 and 8 p.m., Main Stage, Stockbridge. Berkshire Opera Festival’s “Madama Butterfly” 7:30 p.m. Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield

Chester Theatre — “The Mountaintop” by Katori Hall, Dr. Martin Luther King encounters a hotel maid on April 3, 1968. 8 p.m. with talkback. Chester.

Dorset Theatre Festival — “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,” Lanie Robertson’s look at jazz legend Billie Holliday, 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company — Backstage walk 10:30 p.m., “Or,” by Liz Duffy Adams, one night with 1660s poet, spy and playwright Aphra Behn 2 p.m., “Sotto Voce” by Nilo Cruz, a Jewish-Cuban man seeks out a woman separated from her lover years before during World War II 3 p.m., “Two Gentlemen of Verona” 7:30 p.m., “Ugly Lies the Bone” by Lindsey Ferrentino, a woman returning from three tours in Afghanistan 8:30 p.m. p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Theater Barn — “The Wedding Singer” musical comedy, the life of the party’s fiancée leaves, 4 and 8 p.m. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse — “All My Sons,” Arthur Miller’s Tony awardwinning play, a father confronts the past, 2 and 7:30 p.m., MainStage. “Murder for Two,” a small-town cop investigates the death of a novelist, two actors playing 13 roles and two pianos, 2 and 7:30 p.m., OtherStage. Weston, Vt.

 

Sunday Aug. 28

 

About Town

Arrowhead — Craft fair / tag sale all day at Herman Melville’s historic house. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Scenic Railway North Adams — Train Rides return to the Berkshires — BSRM’s Hoosac Valley Service Narrated train rides between North Adams and Adams 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3 p.m. 98 Crowley Ave., North Adams.

Cummington Fair — Rides, farm animals, horse pulls, live music and entertainment, exhibitions and contests, fair fare, midway and more. Cummington Fairgrounds, 97 Fairgrounds Road off Route 9, Cummington. cummingtonfair.org

North Adams — Motorama weekend: Car Show on Main, Holden and Eagle Streets, closed to all but pedestrian traffic as downtown North Adams fills with cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, tractors and more, with Swap Meet, vendors, food and a car corral, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Downtown North Adams. explorenorthadams.com

 

Art

Salem Art Works — Workshops in ceramics, glassblowing, blacksmithing, welding and stained glass for teens and adults. 19 Cary Lane, Salem, N.Y. salemartorks.org.

 

Books and Writers

Hevreh — Rabbi Hirsch on Meg Wolitzer’s bestseller “The Interestings,” novel on a group of friends who first met at a Berkshires summer camp, 10:30 a.m. Great Barrington.

 

Conversations

Temple Anshe Amunim — 49th Annual Hilda Vallin Feigenbaum Lecture presents Howard Dean: “Election 2016:  Which Path Will America Choose,” 7:30 p.m. Free. 26 Broad St., Pittsfield. 413-442-5910ansheamunim.org

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Master class with Souleymane “Solo” Badolo, 10 a.m. Pacific Northwest Ballet, “Sum Stravinsky” and “3 Movements” set to Steve Reich’s minimalist score, 2 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. Souleymane “Solo” Badolo, born in Burkina Faso and based in Brooklyn, and Sylvestre Koffitse Akakpo-Adzaku perform “Yimbégré,” grounded in African traditions, with master drummer Mamoudou Konate, 2:15 p.m. Doris Duke Theatre. Becket.

 

Family

Clark Art Institute — Family art making, activities, and performances in celebration of “Splendor, Myth, and Vision” show 1 to 4 p.m., activites free. Williamstown.

 

Music

Barrington Stage Company — The Marcy and Zina Show, acclaimed songwriters Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler, 8 p.m. at Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, Stage II, Pittsfield.

Bascom Lodge — Moonshine Holler folk duo on fiddle, banjo, Hawaiian guitar, harmonica and ukulele, free. 6 p.m., Summit of Mount Greylock.

North Adams — Levitt AMP North Adams concert series 3 p.m., outdoor performance with vendors, food, music and more Colegrove Park, North Adams. explorenorthadams.com

Tanglewood — BSO with Christoph von Dohnányi, cond.; Rachel Willis-Sørensen, soprano; Ruxandra Donose, mezzo-soprano; Joseph Kaiser, tenor; Günther Groissböck, bass, and Tanglewood Festival Chorus: Beehoven Symphony No. 9, 2:30 p.m. in the Shed. Route 183, Lenox.

 

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Canoe trips 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. with guided talk about the river, wildlife and history. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield.

Garden Conservancy Open Days — Garden tours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Cornwall and West Cornwall, Conn. 888-842-2442opendaysprogram.org

HooRWA — Green River Cleanup in South Williamstown  to pick up pieces of trash that have eroded from the landfill. Meet 1:30 p.m. at the Store at Five Corners, Routes 7 and 43. 413-458-2742

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “Tribes,” a young deaf man stands up to his hearing family, 5 p.m., Main Stage; “Broadway Bounty Hunter,” Annie Golden (starring as herself) as a bounty hunter after a South American Drug Lord, musical with R&B and Funk, 3 p.m., Stage II, Pittsfield.

Chester Theatre — “The Mountaintop” by Katori Hall, Dr. Martin Luther King encounters a hotel maid on April 3, 1968. 2 p.m. Chester.

Dorset Theatre Festival — “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,” Lanie Robertson’s look at jazz legend Billie Holliday, 2 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company — “Two Gentlemen of Verona” 2 p.m., “Ugly Lies the Bone” by Lindsey Ferrentino, a woman returning from three tours in Afghanistan 3 p.m., “Or,” by Liz Duffy Adams, one night with 1660s poet, spy and playwright Aphra Behn 7:30 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Theater Barn — “The Wedding Singer” musical comedy, the life of the party’s fiancée leaves, 2 p.m. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Town Players — “Wedding Secrets 2, Samantha’s Turn” 2 p.m. by Joe Starzyk, Whitney center for the Arts, Pittsfield.

Weston Playhouse — “All My Sons,” Arthur Miller’s Tony awardwinning play, a father confronts the past, 3 p.m., MainStage. “Murder for Two,” a small-town cop investigates the death of a novelist, two actors playing 13 roles and two pianos, 3 p.m., OtherStage. Weston, Vt.

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