Week ahead July 18 to 24

Cuban-American traveler Lu French will talk at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Manchester Community Library about the first time she came to the island, with her 23-year-old son and two Vermont friends. They saw the back streets of Havana and cruised in a 1950’s “classic” beater through Mogotes of Valle de Viñales, she says, encountering “a friend’s cousin’s tobacco plantation … a lion’s roar as the wake-up call, a political dissident’s street-art gallery, pulsating nightlife with the Afro-Cuban legends of the 1950s … and friendly, industrious, infectious, intoxicating people.”

Photo at the top: Christian French, son of Lu French, grins at a mural in Havana, Cuba. Photo courtesy of Lu French and Manchester Community Library

 

Monday July 18

 

Books and Writing

The Mount — Monday book talks: Louisa Thomas on her book, “Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams,” 4 p.m. Lenox.

 

Conversations

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires — “Some Puzzles and Solutions in Science and Torah,” 10:45 a.m. at Congregation Knesset Israel, Pittsfield. Free.

 

Film

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival — “Ave Maria” and “Breakfast at Ina’s,” 4 p.m. “Remember,” 8 p.m. Festival’s 30th year. Duffin Theater at Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St., Lenox.

 

Music

Barrington Stage Company — Fyvush Finkel, Emmy award-wining stage and screen performer with comedy and song and life stories, along with his sons, 7 p.m. at Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, Stage II, Pittsfield.

BU Tanglewood Institute — Young Artists Piano Program 7:30 p.m., free. Ventfort Hall, 104 Walker St. Lenox.

Manchester Music Festival — Young Artists concert, chamber music with students and faculty 7 p.m. at Riley Center for the Arts, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, Vt.

Mass MoCA — Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival 2016. Gallery recitals most days, fellows 1:30 p.m. and faculty 4:30 p.m., July 13 to 30. massmoca.org/bang

Performance Space 21 — Summer Sing with David Smith, director of Concerts in the Village, on different choral works, 7 to 9 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Summer Noontime Concert — Emily Kalish, violin; James Bergin, viola; Peri Morris, cello; Scott Bailey, piano; music of Dohnanyi and Faure, noon. Free. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 35 Park St, Williamstown. 413-458-8131

Tanglewood — Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra with Christoph von Dohnányi, cond., TMC Conducting Fellows and Richard Sebring, horn: Wagner, “Siegfried’s Thine Journey,” Beethoven and Strauss, 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. Route 183, Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — The Skivvies perform comic songs stripped down (literally), 7:30 p.m. at the Log, 78 Main St., Williamstown.

 

Outdoors

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

 

Theater

Berkshire Theatre Group — “Fiorello!” Pulitzer and Tony awardwinning musical based on Mayor LaGuardia’s battle against Tammany Hall, 7 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. “Little Shop of Horrors,” Ashman and Menken musical with a mysterious plant, 7 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Dorset Theatre Festival — New Play reading series: “Three Quarter Inches of Sky” by Sherry Kramer, 7 p.m. who we are once we lose faith in what we know. Dorset, Vt. 802-867-2223.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Actor and activist Alan Cumming, “Alan Cumming sings happy songs,” gala to benefit Mahaiwe, 8 p.m.14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

 

Tuesday July 19

 

Art

Naumkeag — Plein Air Watercolors 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., flower painting with watercolorist Margaret McCandless. Stockbridge.

 

Books and Writers

Marble House Project — Artseed readings by Laura McCullough, essays, memoirs, stories, and poetry from American Poetry Review to Guernica, and Michael Broek is the author of “Refuge/es,” winner of the Kinereth Gensler Award for poetry, 6 p.m., free. Dorset, Vt.

 

Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — “Averting the Next Global Financial Crisis: New Risks and Regulatory Challenges,” Dr. Roger Leeds on events of 2008-2009, threats to global financial stability and what governments might do, 5:30 p.m. Manchester Community Library, Manchester Vt.

Ventfort Hall — Edward Achorn, editorial page editor with The Providence Journal, “1883: That First Summer of Baseball, Beer and Whiskey”: in 1880s, Chris Von der Ahe knew founded the franchise that became the St. Louis Cardinals — to sell more beer. 4 p.m. tea and talk. 104 Walker St., Lenox.

 

Family

Berkshire Athenaeum — Caryn Lon Rogers, Bach to Rock: The science of sound, 1 p.m. Pittsfield.

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, “Pete Seeger: The Power of Song,” 8:30 p.m., Seeger’s story and the mind-changing ability of music, Free. Chatham, N.Y.

 

Food

Becket Arts Center — “The Art of Bread-Baking” talk with Richard Bourdon, head baker at Berkshire Mountain Bakery, 7:30 p.m. Route 8, Becket.

 

Music

BU Tanglewood Institute — Faculty recital, Axiom Brass, 7 p.m., free. Trinity Church, 88 Walker St. Lenox.

Clark Art Institute — Wanda Houston’s HBH&T Band, R&B and top 40 hits, 6 p.m., free concert. Barbecue available. Williamstown.

Concert on the Green — Live blues, rock, bluegrass or folk music 6 to 8 p.m. Manchester’s Town Green, Manchester, Vt.

Dorset Theatre Festival — Singer / songwriter Howard Fishman, concert benefit for DTF’s Giving Back Program, 8 p.m. Dorset, Vt. 802-867-2223

Mass MoCA — Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival 2016. Gallery recitals most days, fellows 1:30 p.m. and faculty 4:30 p.m., July 13 to 30. massmoca.org/bang

 

Outdoors

Notchview — Thunder Moon hike, 7 p.m. through the boreal/spruce-fir forest with the full moon rising to the east, with Tamarack Hollow. Route 9, Windsor

Williamstown Rural Lands — 30th anniversary celebration hike on Stone Hill near the Clark Art Institute, hike meets at 9:30 a.m. WRLF headquarters on Route 7, Williamstown.

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “Pirates of Penzance,” Gilbert and Sullivan romp, 7 p.m., Main Stage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group — “Fiorello!” Pulitzer and Tony awardwinning musical based on Mayor LaGuardia’s battle against Tammany Hall, 7 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. “Little Shop of Horrors,” Ashman and Menken musical with a mysterious plant, 7 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

The Mount — “Twelfth Night,” Shakespearean comedy, 6 p.m. Shakespeare & Company actors outdoors 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Shakespeare & Company — Artistic Insights talk 5 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.

Temple Anshe Amunim — “The Corrupting Influence of Materialism” workshop on Arthur Miller’s “The Price” (1968) and David Mamet’s “Glengarry Glen Ross” (1983) 10 a.m. with Barbara Waldinger, professor of theater at Queens College in NYC. Pittsfield.

Weston Playhouse — “Forever,” Pulitzer finalist Dael Orlandersmith: in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, by the graves of Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison a daughter inherits from her mother, 7:30 p.m., OtherStage. Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — “The Chinese Room,” sci-fi thriller by Michael West, a visionary in artificial intelligence tries to preserve his wife’s memory, 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage. Talkbacks with company and guests. ’62 Center, Williams College, Williamstown.

 

Wednesday July 20

 

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.

Manchester Community Library — “Going Native in Havana — off the beaten path and into the beating heart of today’s Cuba” with Lu French, poetry, artwork and film, 6:30 p.m. Free. Manchester, Vt.

 

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

Green Mountain Academy — “If Walls Could Talk: Stone Walls of New York and New England,” 5:30 p.m. Bennington Museum, Bennington Vt.

Hevreh — Rabbi Neal Borovitz, “Zionism and American Reform Jews from 1885 to the Present,” 11:45 a.m. Great Barrington.

OLLI — Sandra Krieger, 30-year veteran of Federal Reserve Bank of NY, illustrated talk on Federal Reserve and recession of 2008-2010. Berkshire community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — “BalletX’ Philadelphia company, “Sunset, o639 Hours,” Matthew Neenan and Rosie Langabeer’s interpretation of Edwin Musick’s inaugural airmail flight across the Pacific with live cabaret band, 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. ZviDance, Israeli-born Zvi Gotheiner’s  “Escher/Bacon/Rothko,” 20th-century masters, 8:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Inside / Out: New Work from NYC with UNA Projects, Abarukas and and Kyle Marshall Choreography, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket.

 

Family

Milne Library — Alex the Jester (all ages) – medieval comedy, combines music, juggling, prop comedy and stage magic, 6:30 p.m. Williamstown.

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

 

Music

Concert at Windsor Lake — Free concert on the shore 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.

Mass MoCA — Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival 2016. Gallery recitals most days, fellows 1:30 p.m. and faculty 4:30 p.m., July 13 to 30. massmoca.org/bang

Tanglewood — François Leleux, oboe; Lisa Batiashvili, violin; Kim Kashkashian, viola; Lynn Harrell, cello; Emanuel Ax, piano: Saint-Saëns, Mozart, Debussy, Britten and Mozart, 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. Route 183, Lenox.

 

Outdoors

Bascom Lodge — “The Birds and the Bees and Your Backyard” with Leslie Reed-Evans, Executive Director of the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation, 6 p.m., free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

Mass Audubon — “Evening with Birds and Bats” 7 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 — “Pirates of Penzance,” Gilbert and Sullivan romp, 7 p.m., Main Stage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group — “The Stone Witch” by Sherman Bitterman, struggling young writer sent to help a reclusive children’s book author, 7 p.m., Main Stage, and  “Fiorello!” Pulitzer and Tony awardwinning musical based on Mayor LaGuardia’s battle against Tammany Hall, 7 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. “Little Shop of Horrors,” Ashman and Menken musical with a mysterious plant, 7 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Chester Theatre — “Oh God” by Anat Gov, a therapist meets the Lord despairing of humankind, 8 p.m. Chester.

Dorset Theatre Festival — “Dear Elizabeth” by Sarah Ruhl, chronicling the 30-year friendship of American poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Oldcastle Theatre — “Big River,” musical based on adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 7:30 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company — Backstage walk 10:30 a.m.,“Ugly Lies the Bone” by Lindsey Ferrentino, a woman returning from three tours in Afghanistan 3 p.m., “Emperor on the Moon” by Aphra Behn’s Restoration comedy 5:30 p.m.,“The Taming” by Lauren Gunderson, red-state vs. blue-state comedy inspired by Shakespeare 8:30 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Weston Playhouse — “Forever,” Pulitzer finalist Dael Orlandersmith: in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, by the graves of Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison a daughter inherits from her mother, 7:30 p.m., OtherStage. Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — “Romance Novels for Dummies” by Boo Killebrew 7:30 p.m., a new widow moves in with her sister to start again, MainStage. “The Chinese Room,” sci-fi thriller by Michael West, a visionary in artificial intelligence tries to preserve his wife’s memory, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage. ’62 Center, Williams College, Williamstown.

 

Thursday July 21

 

About Town

Bennington Midnight Madness — Downtown celebration 7 p.m. to midnight, shops open to midnight, sales, live music and entertainment. Bennington, Vt. 802-442-5758, bettterbennington.com

Hemmings Cruise-In — New England informal car show 5:30 to 8 p.m., family friendly car gatherings open to all years, all makes and models. Rain cancels, Bennington, Vt. 800-227-4373

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

Third Thursday — Street festival: chefs, demonstrations, birthday bash, Pittsfield Paintboxes unveiling and more, 5 to 8 p.m. with live music, performances, food and community. North Street closed to traffic from West to Linden streets. Downtown Pittsfield.

 

Art

Albany Institute of History and Art — “From Naughty to Nice: Nudes from the Prado,” 5:30 p.m., free talk on Clark Art Institute’s summer show. 125 Washington Ave., Albany, N.Y. albanyinstitute.org, 518-463-4478

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Art of Cut Paper, Scherenschnitte, with Pamela Dalton 10 a.m., Stockbridge.

Naumkeag — “Parallel Visions: Photographs of Gardens in China and at Naumkeag,” 4 p.m. Have a glass of wine with photographer Lois Conner, whose large format platinum and digital prints hang throughout the house. Stockbridge.

Norman Rockwell Museum — ““Realism and the Persistence of Memory,” art historian Jane Eckert and painters Robert Cottingham and Eric Forstmann, 5:30 p.m. 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 — “Labeling: A History Lesson,” Katarzyna Pieprzak, professor of French, Francophone and comparative literature at Williams, 4 p.m. “Food Lab” with artist and chef Lexa Walsh, 5:30 p.m. Williamstown.

 

Books and Writers

The Bookstore — Will Boyce reads from “The Roads That Dreams Take,” poetry, 5:30 p.m. Get Lit Wine Bar, Lenox.

Dorset Theatre Festival — “Comedy of Manners: What do William Congreve and Theresa Rebeck have in common?” Talk with theatre historian Maya Cantu,” 6 p.m., free. Northshire Bookstore, Manchester, Vt.

The Mount — Le Café Français 8:30 a.m. Lenox.

Northshire Bookstore — Maya Cantu on contemporary playwright  Theresa Rebeck and her adaptation of William Congreve, 6 p.m. Off the Shelf with Danien Silva and WAMC’s Joe Donahue, presenting “The Black Widow,” 7 p.m. 4869 Main St., Manchester, Vt.

 

Conversations

Hevreh — “Jewish Influences In Comedic Films,” 3:30 p.m. Great Barrington

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — “BalletX’ Philadelphia company, “Sunset, o639 Hours,” Matthew Neenan and Rosie Langabeer’s interpretation of Edwin Musick’s inaugural airmail flight across the Pacific with live cabaret band, 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. ZviDance, Israeli-born Zvi Gotheiner’s “Escher/Bacon/Rothko,” 20th-century masters, 8:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Swing dance class with Caleb Teicher, 4 p.m. Inside / Out: Caleb Teicher & Company, American tap, lindy hop and jazz, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket.

 

Food

Hevreh — Israeli Cooking with Julie Gale, owner and chef at the Kitchen Table Cooking School, noon. Great Barrington.

 

Music

BU Tanglewood Institute — Faculty recital, Vento Chiaro Woodwind Quintet, 7 p.m., free. Trinity Church, 88 Walker St. Lenox.

Dalton CRA — Eagles Band Concert on the Memorial Lawn, 7 p.m. 400 Main St., Dalton. Rain date July 22. 413-684-0260, dalton cra.org

Manchester Music Festival — Music from Russia and Armenia, works by Aram Khachaturian, Modest Mussorgsky and Mikhail Glinka, 7:30 p.m. at Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt.

Mass MoCA — Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival 2016. Gallery recitals most days, fellows 1:30 p.m. and faculty 4:30 p.m., July 13 to 30. massmoca.org/bang

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.

Summer Sonatina — Piano and voice students perform 7 p.m., free. Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vt.

Tanglewood — Festival of Contemporary Music: TMC Fellows perform works by Lutoslawski, Salonen, Lindberg and Stucky, 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. Route 183, Lenox.

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “Pirates of Penzance,” Gilbert and Sullivan romp, 8 p.m., Main Stage; “Peerless” by Jiehae Park, twins will stop at nothing to get into college, 7:30 p.m., Stage II, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group — “The Stone Witch” by Sherman Bitterman, struggling young writer sent to help a reclusive children’s book author, 7 p.m., Main Stage, and  “Fiorello!” Pulitzer and Tony awardwinning musical based on Mayor LaGuardia’s battle against Tammany Hall, 2 and 7 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. “Little Shop of Horrors,” Ashman and Menken musical with a mysterious plant, 2 and 7 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Chester Theatre — “Oh God” by Anat Gov, a therapist meets the Lord despairing of humankind, 2 p.m. with talkback and 8 p.m. Chester.

Dorset Theatre Festival — “Dear Elizabeth” by Sarah Ruhl, chronicling the 30-year friendship of American poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Metawee River Theatre — Show drawn from a ancient Korean talewith masks, giant puppets and other visual elements. Work-in-progress performance, 8 p.m., Methodist Church lawn, Sandgate, Vt.

Oldcastle Theatre — “Big River,” musical based on adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company — “Merchant of Venice,” 3 p.m., “The Taming” by Lauren Gunderson, red-state vs. blue-state comedy inspired by Shakespeare 8:30 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Shakespeare in the Park — “The Tempest,” 8 p.m., outdoors on First Street Common, Pittsfield.

Theater Barn — “Towards Zero,” Superintendent Battle’s holiday becomes a mystery, 8 p.m. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse — “Round and Round the Garden,” third play of Alan Ayckbourn’s comic trilogy “The Norman Conquests,” 7:30 p.m. “Forever,” Pulitzer finalist Dael Orlandersmith: in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, by the graves of Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison a daughter inherits from her mother, 7:30 p.m., OtherStage. Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — “Romance Novels for Dummies” by Boo Killebrew 7:30 p.m., a new widow moves in with her sister to start again, MainStage. “The Chinese Room,” sci-fi thriller by Michael West, a visionary in artificial intelligence tries to preserve his wife’s memory, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage. ’62 Center, Williams College, Williamstown.

 

Friday July 22 

 

About Town

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

Clark Art Institute — Story slam 7 p.m. on topic of place, free and open to all, part of “Sensing Place” exhibit. Tapas bar 3 to 7 p.m., on the theme of “Splendor, Myth, and Vision” exhibit of art from the Prado, Williamstown.

 

Art

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

 

Books and Writers

Chatham Bookstore — Allison Gilbert on nationwide tour reads from “Passed and Present: Keeping memories of loved ones alive,” 5 to 7 p.m. 27 Main St., Chatham, N.Y. chathambookstore.com

Northshire Bookstore — Rebecca Makkai with Megan Mayhew Bergman on “Music in Wartime,”  7 p.m. 4869 Main St., Manchester, Vt.

 

Conversations

The Bookstore — Jo Page, “Preaching in My Yes Dress,” 7 p.m. Get Lit Wine Bar, Lenox.

JTS in the Berkshires — “Redrawing the Boundary Between Jew and Other: Maimonides” presented by Rabbi David Hoffman, 11 a.m. Bernstein Theater at Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. 413-445-4872, ext.16

Knesset Israel — “Wildman Series Weekend Scholar Rabbi David Hoffman speaks after 5:30 p.m. musical service and Shabbat dinner on “Google, God and Facebook: Challenges to Jewish Notions of Intimacy in an Internet Age.” Pittsfield.

 

Dance

Berkshire Museum — D.R.E.A.M. Ring in collaboration with Jacob’s Pillow, D.R.E.A.M. XPERIENCE Master Class, 1 to 3 p.m.; Dance Competition, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Pittsfield.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Weekend Out at the Pillow, celebration of LGBTQ connections, history and community with talks, tours, film and more. “BalletX’ Philadelphia company, “Sunset, o639 Hours,” Matthew Neenan and Rosie Langabeer’s interpretation of Edwin Musick’s inaugural airmail flight across the Pacific with live cabaret band, 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. ZviDance, Israeli-born Zvi Gotheiner’s  “Escher/Bacon/Rothko,” 20th-century masters, 8:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Inside / Out: Chase Brock Experience with Brooklyn and blue grass company 6:15 p.m., PillowTalk: “Choreography as Visual Art”  with Susan Rosenberg and Zvi Gotheiner, 5 p.m., both free. Becket.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Paul Taylor Dance Company, 8 p.m.14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

 

Family

Becket Arts Center — Families Dance Together program 5 p.m. at Jacob’s Pillow, Becket.

Hubbard Hall — Youth Theater Performance of “Alice in Wonderland,” 7 p.m. Cambridge, N.Y.

Norman Rockwell Museum — “Kids create” hands-on art for ages 3 to 6, 10:30 a.m. Stockbridge.

Performance Space 21 — Vanaver Caravan – Celebration of American dance styles, 1 p.m., with audience participation. Free. Chatham, N.Y.

 

Film

Outdoor Movie — “Inside Out” begins at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.), Clapp Park, Pittsfield.

 

Music

BU Tanglewood Institute — Student Recital, chamber music with students in the BUTI Young Artists Wind Ensemble 2:30 p.m., free. Trinity Church, 88 Walker St. Lenox.

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

Guthrie Center — Annie Guthrie CD Release Show, 8 p.m. Doors open at 6. Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA — Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival 2016. Gallery recitals most days, fellows 1:30 p.m. and faculty 4:30 p.m., July 13 to 30. massmoca.org/bang

Meetinghouse concert — Kalpas 4tet: A world music band with Brian D’Angelo on percussion 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, Bennington, Vt.

Mohawk Trail Concerts — Jaime Laredo, violin, and Sharon Robinson, cello, music of Kodaly, Mozart and others, 7:30 p.m., Charlemont.

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.

Performance Space 21 — Vanaver Caravan’s “Turn, Turn, Turn! Celebrating Pete Seeger in Dance and Music” inspired by 40-year relationship with the music legend and activist: multimedia production with original choreography, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Tanglewood — Festival of Contemporary Music: Works by Phibbs, Abrahamsen, Currier and Dennehy, 2:30 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. BSO prelude concert 6 p.m. in Ozawa Hall; BSO with Sir Andrew Davis, cond., and Lisa Batiashvili, violin, 8 p.m. in the Shed. Route 183, Lenox.

 

Outdoors

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Cocktails in Great Gardens: summer party in the garden of Amy Zuckerman, Lenox. Register for directions.

Dalton CRA — 6th Annual Dalton CRA Invitational Softball Tournament  more than 30 teams from the Northeast play on fields throughout Dalton. 413-684-0260, dalton cra.org

Williamstown Rural Lands — National moth Week celebration, 7 p.m. on Sheep Hill. See moths up close with entomologist Brigette Zacharczenko, short insect walk, hold and photograph moths. Please bring a flashlight. Free. Route 7, Williamstown. wrlf.org

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “Pirates of Penzance,” Gilbert and Sullivan romp, 2 and 8 p.m., Main Stage; “Peerless” by Jiehae Park, twins will stop at nothing to get into college, 7:30 p.m., Stage II, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group — “The Stone Witch” by Sherman Bitterman, struggling young writer sent to help a reclusive children’s book author, 8 p.m., Main Stage, and  “Fiorello!” Pulitzer and Tony awardwinning musical based on Mayor LaGuardia’s battle against Tammany Hall, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. “Little Shop of Horrors,” Ashman and Menken musical with a mysterious plant, 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Chester Theatre — “Oh God” by Anat Gov, a therapist meets the Lord despairing of humankind, 2 p.m. with cast conversation, Chester.

Dorset Theatre Festival — “Dear Elizabeth” by Sarah Ruhl, chronicling the 30-year friendship of American poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Metawee River Theatre — Show drawn from a ancient Korean talewith masks, giant puppets and other visual elements. Work-in-progress performance, 8 p.m., Gurney Lane Park, Queensbury, N.Y.

Oldcastle Theatre — “Big River,” musical based on adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 7:30 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company — “Ugly Lies the Bone” by Lindsey Ferrentino, a woman returning from three tours in Afghanistan 3 p.m. “Emperor on the Moon” by Aphra Behn’s Restoration comedy 5:30 p.m., “Merchant of Venice,” 7:30 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Shakespeare in the Park — “The Tempest,” 8 p.m., outdoors on First Street Common, Pittsfield.

Shakespeare on Main Street — Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” 7:30 p.m. Hunter Hall at Maple Street School, 322 Maple St., Manchester, Vt.

Theater Barn — “Towards Zero,” Superintendent Battle’s holiday becomes a mystery, 8 p.m. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse — “Round and Round the Garden,” third play of Alan Ayckbourn’s comic trilogy “The Norman Conquests,” 7:30 p.m., MainStage. “Forever,” Pulitzer finalist Dael Orlandersmith: in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, by the graves of Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison a daughter inherits from her mother, 7:30 p.m., OtherStage. Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival —  Fridays@3 new play reading. Backstage tour 6 p.m. “Romance Novels for Dummies” by Boo Killebrew 8 p.m., new widow moves in with her sister to start again, MainStage. “The Chinese Room,” sci-fi thriller by Michael West, a visionary in artificial intelligence tries to preserve his wife’s memory, 8 p.m., Nikos Stage. ’62 Center, Williams College, Williamstown.

 

Saturday July 23

 

About Town

Arts Alive in the Hilltowns — Cabaret Alive V, co-hosted by Arts Alive in the Hilltowns and The Worthington Historical Society, 343 Huntington Road, Worthington. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6, disco theme. Reservations 413-238-5593

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.

Blue Rider Stables — 10th annual hoedown, 6 to 9 p.m. Live music with the Kitchens Kaylee Band with Anne Banks. All dances taught. S’mores.15 Farm Lane, South Egremont. bluerider.org

Naumkeag — Garden party 4 to 7 p.m. Trustees President and CEO Barbara Erickson and Honorary Co-Chairs Yo-Yo Ma and Jill Horner unveil of the newly-renovated Chinese Temple Garden. Midsummer Night Swing 8 to 11 p.m., live music, swing dancing and drinks. Stockbridge.

 

Art

Bidwell House — “Plant Dyes and Fibers,” learn to process wool and plant-based fibers such as milkweed and dogbane while dyeing skeins in an outdoor dye bath, 11 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

Hilltown6 Pottery Tour — Open Studios tour of nine ceramics artists with guest artists and demonstrations of hand building, wheel throwing and decoration, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Ashfield, Cummington, Westhampton, Windsor and Worthington. Map and full schedule at hilltown6.com

Norman Rockwell Museum — “Building Cathedral and Other Books,” talk with David Macaulay 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., award-winning author and artist who has helped us to understand “The Way Things Work” from simple gadgets to monumental structures. Children and families can design and build their own creative structures. Stockbridge.

North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show — 19th annual group show of 38 nationally known and local artists, outdoor and large-scale work curated by Joe Chirchirillo, opens 4 to 8 p.m. Sculpture Park, 48 Main St., North Bennington.

Spencertown Academy — “Mysterious and Unexpected: the Merger of Art and Science,” Carrie Crane, Kay Hartung, Larry Kagan, Gwenn Mayers, Karen Schoolman and Catherine Wilcox-Titus, opening reception 4 to 6 p.m. Spencertown, N.Y.

 

Books & Writing

Becket Arts Center — “Unpublished poetry” readings and open mic 2 p.m. Route 8, Becket.

Northshire Bookstore — J T.Greenwood with Miranda Beverley Whittemore read from “Where I Lost Her” and “Bittersweet” 7 p.m. Manchester, Vt.

West Stockbridge Library — Annual book sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Town Hall, 21 State Line Road (Route 102), West Stockbridge.

 

Conversations

Knesset Israel — “Wildman Series Weekend Scholar Rabbi David Hoffman speaks on “Google, God and Facebook: Challenges to Jewish Notions of Intimacy in an Internet Age,” 10:30 a.m. during service and after lunch. Pittsfield.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Weekend Out at the Pillow, celebration of LGBTQ connections, history and community with talks, tours, film and more. Late night dance party with DJ BFG. “BalletX’ Philadelphia company, “Sunset, o639 Hours,” Matthew Neenan and Rosie Langabeer’s interpretation of Edwin Musick’s inaugural airmail flight across the Pacific with live cabaret band, 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. ZviDance, Israeli-born Zvi Gotheiner’s  “Escher/Bacon/Rothko,” 20th-century masters, 8:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Inside / Out: Jacob’s Pillow School contemporary 6:15 p.m., and PillowTalk: “New Director, New Directions with the Pillow’s new director, Pamela Tatge, 4 p.m., both free. Becket.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Paul Taylor Dance Company, family matinee 3 p.m., evening performance 7:30 p.m.14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

OMI International Arts Center — Dance Omi Salon at the studio barns 5 p.m., diverse group of dancers-in-residence from all over the world share work, free. Ghent. N.Y.

 

Family

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

Hubbard Hall — Youth Theater Performance of “Alice in Wonderland,” 2 p.m. Teen Theater Performance of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown!,” 7 p.m. Cambridge, N.Y.

OMI International Arts Center — Children’s workshop 10 a.m. to noon for ages 4 to 12 with themes from Fields Sculpture Park. Ghent. N.Y.

 

Music

BarN Concerts — Irish musician Mick Lynch with Sarah McNair to open, doors open at 6 p.m., music 7:30 p.m. 1401 Green river Road, Williamstown.

Berkshire Choral Festival — Beethoven, Mass in C Major; Symphony #9 (4th Movement) with conductor John Sinclair of Bach Festival Society and Springfield Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Open dress rehearsal 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and talk 6:15 p.m. Berkshire School, Sheffield.

BU Tanglewood Institute — Young artists piano program 11 a.m. West Street Theatre, 45 West St., free. Lenox.

Guthrie Center — Vance Gilbert, jazzed folk with rock and blues, 8 p.m. Doors open at 6. Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA — Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival 2016. Gallery recitals most days, fellows 1:30 p.m. and Pianist Vicky Chow plays compositions by Bang on a Can founders Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe, plus a world premiere by composer Chris Cerrone, 4:30 p.m., All-Stars perform Brian Eno’s “Music for Airports” 8 p.m., and new music including works by Roomful of Teeth’s Caroline Shaw, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Gabriella Smith, Rene Lussier, and more. massmoca.org/bang

Mohawk Trail Concerts — Jaime Laredo, violin, and Sharon Robinson, cello, music of Kodaly, Mozart and others, 7:30 p.m., Charlemont.

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.

Performance Space 21 — Vanaver Caravan’s “Turn, Turn, Turn! Celebrating Pete Seeger in Dance and Music” inspired by 40-year relationship with the music legend and activist: multimedia production with original choreography, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Sandisfield Arts Center — Triple Play with Chris Brubeck, Peter Ruth and Joel Brown, 8 p.m. blues, jazz, folk and funk. Sandisfield.

Summer Sonatina — Piano and voice students perform 1:30 p.m., free. Bennington, Vt. 802-442-9197

Tanglewood — Festival of Contemporary Music: Fromm Concert with the Fromm Players performing works by Gee, Ogonek, White, Jalbert, Crockett and Levering, 2:30 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. BSO rehearsal 10:30 a.m. and concert with Juanjo Mena, cond., Garrick Ohlsson, piano, and Raquel Lojendio, soprano: Tchaikovsky and Falla’s “The Three-cornered Hat,” 8 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.

Dalton CRA — 6th Annual Dalton CRA Invitational Softball Tournament  more than 30 teams from the Northeast play on fields throughout Dalton. 413-684-0260, dalton cra.org

Flying Deer Nature Center — Bird Language: Listening for Connection, an evening talk with naturalist Jon Young, Berkshire South Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. 518-794-6687, flyingdeernaturecenter.org

Great Barrington Greenways — Community celebration, hikes and picnic: 7-mile hike in Beartown State Forest, 11 a.m.; Benedict Pond Loop Trail afternoon easy hike, 2 p.m.; Appalachian Trail community potluck picnic with the Berkshire Ukulele Band, AT volunteers and hikers, swimming and campfire, 5 p.m., all free. Register 413-528-0904, Great Barrington.

Heritage Tour 2016 — Informal bike ride end-to-end ride of the Western New England Greenway, with Housatonic Heritage, all welcome. Ride begins at Weir Farm National Historic Site in Wilton, Conn., and continues to Montreal. Stops along the way to talk about the interstate bicycle route in Sculpturedale at studios of Denis Curtiss, sculptor; on Route 7 in Kent, Conn.; July 24 in Lenox; July 25 in Williamstown; July 26 in Manchester, Vt. wnegreenway.org

Mass Audubon — Canoe Trip along the Housatonic River, 8:30 a.m. Meets at New Lenox Road, Lenox. Register 413-637-0320

Race for the Cure — Susan G. Komen race, 5 and 10K course, 8:30 a.m. start, Riley Rink, Hunter Center, Manchester, Vt. komenvtnh.org

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “Pirates of Penzance,” Gilbert and Sullivan romp, 8 p.m., Main Stage; “Peerless” by Jiehae Park, twins will stop at nothing to get into college, 7:30 p.m., Stage II, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group — “The Stone Witch” by Sherman Bitterman, struggling young writer sent to help a reclusive children’s book author, 2 and 8 p.m., Main Stage, and  “Fiorello!” Pulitzer and Tony awardwinning musical based on Mayor LaGuardia’s battle against Tammany Hall, 2 and 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. “Little Shop of Horrors,” Ashman and Menken musical with a mysterious plant, 2 and 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Chester Theatre — “Oh God” by Anat Gov, a therapist meets the Lord despairing of humankind, 8 p.m. with talkback. Chester.

Dorset Theatre Festival — “Dear Elizabeth” by Sarah Ruhl, chronicling the 30-year friendship of American poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Metawee River Theatre — Show drawn from a ancient Korean talewith masks, giant puppets and other visual elements. Work-in-progress performance, 7:30 p.m., Mountain School lawn, Shrewsbury, Vt.

The Mount — “Twelfth Night,” Shakespearean comedy, 11 a.m. Shakespeare & Company actors outdoors 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Oldcastle Theatre — “Big River,” musical based on adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 7:30 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company — “Or,” by Liz Duffy Adams, one night with 1660s poet, spy and playwright Aphra Behn 2 p.m., “Ugly Lies the Bone” by Lindsey Ferrentino, a woman returning from three tours in Afghanistan 3 p.m., “Emperor on the Moon” by Aphra Behn’s Restoration comedy 5:30 p.m., “Merchant of Venice,” 7:30 p.m., “The Taming” by Lauren Gunderson, red-state vs. blue-state comedy inspired by Shakespeare 8:30 p.m. 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Shakespeare in the Park — “The Tempest,” 8 p.m., outdoors on First Street Common, Pittsfield.

Shakespeare on Main Street — Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” 7:30 p.m. Hunter Hall at Maple Street School, 322 Maple St., Manchester, Vt.

Theater Barn — “Towards Zero,” Superintendent Battle’s holiday becomes a mystery, 4 and 8 p.m. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse — “Round and Round the Garden,” third play of Alan Ayckbourn’s comic trilogy “The Norman Conquests,” 2 and 7:30 p.m., Mainstage. “Forever,” Pulitzer finalist Dael Orlandersmith: in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, by the graves of Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison a daughter inherits from her mother, 2 and 7:30 p.m., OtherStage. Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — “Romance Novels for Dummies” by Boo Killebrew 3:30 and 8 p.m., new widow moves in with her sister to start again, MainStage. “The Chinese Room,” sci-fi thriller by Michael West, a visionary in artificial intelligence tries to preserve his wife’s memory, 3:30 and 8 p.m., Nikos Stage. ’62 Center, Williams College, Williamstown.

 

Sunday July 24

 

About Town

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.

Creality Market and Musical Tent — Launch for Crealitation: Myth, Music and Magic of cassidy A. Maze with the Big Takeover Band and Camp Now Productions, 3 to 7 p.m. Great Barrington Fairgrounds.

 

Art

Hilltown6 Pottery Tour — Open Studios tour of nine ceramics artists with guest artists and demonstrations of hand building, wheel throwing and decoration, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Ashfield, Cummington, Westhampton, Windsor and Worthington. Map and full schedule at hilltown6.com

Manchester Community Library — “Under the Tuscan Sun,” artist Kate Franklin, painting 3 to 6 p.m. Supplies and refreshments, free. 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester, Vt. 802-362-2607, mclvt.org

 

Books & Writing

West Stockbridge Library — Annual book sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Town Hall, 21 State Line Road (Route 102), West Stockbridge.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Master class with ZviDance, 10 a.m. Weekend Out at the Pillow, celebration of LGBTQ connections, history and community with talks, tours, film “Feelings are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer” on revolutionary modern dance artist, 4:30 p.m. “BalletX’ Philadelphia company, “Sunset, o639 Hours,” Matthew Neenan and Rosie Langabeer’s interpretation of Edwin Musick’s inaugural airmail flight across the Pacific with live cabaret band, 2 and 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. ZviDance, Israeli-born Zvi Gotheiner’s “Escher/Bacon/Rothko,” 20th-century masters, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m. in 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., flamenco guitar with Jason and Elysa Hochman of Rumba Flamenca and New york Guitar Academy. 225 South St., Williamstown. clarkart.edu

Hubbard Hall — Teen Theater Performance of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown!,” 2 p.m. Cambridge, N.Y.

 

Film

Images Cinema — Family flicks under the stars: “Groundhog Day” begins at sundown (c. 8:15 p.m.) on Morgan Lawn, Spring Street, Williamstown.

 

Music

BU Tanglewood Institute — Faculty recital, Thomas Weaver, piano, 7 p.m. West Street Theatre, 45 West St., free. Lenox.

Mass MoCA — Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival 2016, musicians and composers collaborate. Gallery recitals most days, fellows 1:30 p.m. and Fellows and faculty perform John Cage’s ethereal Atlas Elipticalis 4:30 p.m., massmoca.org/bang

Sevenars Concerts — From Leipzig to Paris, French repertoire with Adela Peña, violin; Joel Bard, oboe; Stephen Walt, bassoon; Sayuri Miyamoto, piano 4 p.m. The Academy, Route 112 and Ireland Street, South Worthington. 413-238-5854, sevenars.org

Tanglewood — Festival of Contemporary Music: Works by Hillborg, Dean, Harvey, Boulez, Donatoni and Meltzer, 10 a.m. in Ozawa Hall. BSO with Juanjo Mena, cond., and Veronika Eberle, violin: Alberto Ginastera (on 100th anniversary of his birth), Mozart and Beethoven, 2:30 p.m. in the Shed. Posh Picnic benefit for Berkshire Film & Media Commission begins at noon. 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.

Bascom Lodge — Krysha, “Herbs and Health,” 6 p.m., free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

Dalton CRA — 6th Annual Dalton CRA Invitational Softball Tournament  more than 30 teams from the Northeast play on fields throughout Dalton. 413-684-0260, dalton cra.org

Heritage Tour 2016 — Informal bike ride end-to-end ride of the Western New England Greenway, with Housatonic Heritage, all welcome. Ride begins at Weir Farm National Historic Site in Wilton, Conn., and continues to Montreal. Stops along the way to talk about the interstate bicycle route in Sculpturedale at studios of Denis Curtiss, sculptor; on Route 7 in Kent, Conn.; July 24 in Lenox; July 25 in Williamstown; July 26 in Manchester, Vt. wnegreenway.org

Northshire Bookstore — Get in touch with Nature, garden tour with Carrie Chalmers and birding author Neil Hayward, 10 a.m. Meets in Readers Park, 4869 Main St., Manchester, Vt.

Tour de Trustees properties — Form up a peloton and ride between some of our most beautiful properties in the Hilltowns. Glendale Falls, Bear Swamp, Chesterfield Gorge, Bryant Homestead, Notchview, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch included. Sets out from Notchview, Old Route 9, Windsor. 413-532-1651, ext. 3110

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “The pressure cooker young people face on order to get into college,” conversation with Jiehae Park, playwright of “Peerless,” 1 p.m., and “Peerless” by Jiehae Park, twins will stop at nothing to get into college, 3 p.m., Stage II; “Pirates of Penzance,” Gilbert and Sullivan romp, 5 p.m., Main Stage Pittsfield.

Chester Theatre — “Oh God” by Anat Gov, a therapist meets the Lord despairing of humankind, 2 p.m. Chester.

Metawee River Theatre — Show drawn from a ancient Korean talewith masks, giant puppets and other visual elements. Work-in-progress performance, 7:30 p.m., Georgi Museum lawn, Shushan, N.Y.

The Mount — “Twelfth Night,” Shakespearean comedy, 4:30 p.m. Shakespeare & Company actors outdoors 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Oldcastle Theatre — “Big River,” musical based on adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company — “Merchant of Venice,” 2 p.m., “The Taming” by Lauren Gunderson, red-state vs. blue-state comedy inspired by Shakespeare 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.

Shakespeare in the Park — “The Tempest,” 8 p.m., outdoors on First Street Common, Pittsfield.

Shakespeare on Main Street — Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” 2 p.m. Hunter Hall at Maple Street School, 322 Maple St., Manchester, Vt.

Theater Barn — “Towards Zero,” Superintendent Battle’s holiday becomes a mystery, 2 p.m. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse — “Round and Round the Garden,” third play of Alan Ayckbourn’s comic trilogy “The Norman Conquests,” 3 p.m., MainStage. “Forever,” Pulitzer finalist Dael Orlandersmith: in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, by the graves of Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison a daughter inherits from her mother, 3 p.m., OtherStage. Weston, Vt.

Williams College Theatre Lab — 12th season, collaborations wiht Ars Nova, Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Assembly and playwright Caroline V. McGraw. Original works, 7 p.m. Free. ’62 Center, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — “Romance Novels for Dummies” by Boo Killebrew 2 and 7 p.m., new widow moves in with her sister to start again, MainStage, ’62 Center. Lawn talks before Sunday matinee with artists, guests and staff. “The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe,” comic performance follows a juggler’s pursuit of fame 7:30 p.m., Goodrich Hall, 880 Main St., Williams College, Williamstown.

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