Week ahead July 25 to 31

From “Poster Boy” at Williamstown Theatre Festival to “The Stone Witch” at Berkshire Theatre Group and “Forever” at Weston Playhouse, new work is filling local stages this week — and new live free music is coming to the Chalet at Mass MoCA,  at the Clark Art Institute on the Pittsfield Common. We’re in the high season now.

In the photo at the top, Berkshire Jewish Film Festival will screen ‘Zemene’ tonight (photo courtesy of Berkshire Jewish Film festival).

Monday July 25

 

Art

Norman Rockwell Museum — “Jackson Pollock and the Rise of Abstract Expressionism,” with Helen A. Harrison, 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.

 

Books and Writing

The Mount — Monday book talks: Critic and scholar Janice P. Nimura on “Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back,” 4 p.m. Lenox.

 

Film

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival — “Zemene,” 4 p.m. “Love and Taxes,” 8 p.m. Festival’s 30th year. Duffin Theater at Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St., Lenox.

 

Music

Barrington Stage Company — “Divalicious,” song-writing divas cabaret musician Amanda McBroom and jazz vocalist Ann Hampton, 8 p.m., Main Stage, Pittsfield.

BU Tanglewood Institute — Faculty recital, Boaz Sharon, piano, 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, Kids Can Too event 11:30 a.m. Gallery recitals most days, fellows 1:30 p.m. and World Premier Composers Concert: More than 40 young exciting composers and performers from around the world debut festival work, 4:30 p.m. 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.

Shire City Sessions — Banditos with Chris Meranda and the Wheel, live music for all ages, 6 p.m., free. Pittsfield Common. shirecitysessions.com

Summer Noontime Concert — Robert Hansler, organ, noon. Free. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 35 Park St, Williamstown. 413-458-8131

Weston Playhouse — Benjamin Scheuer in concert Off-Broadway and Off-West End performer brings songs from “The Lion” and other works, 7:30 p.m. Weston, Vt.

 

Outdoors

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

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

 

Theater

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, Stockbridge.

Pythagoras Theatre Works – One-Act Plays from the Gilded Age at the West Stockbridge Historic 1854 Town Hall, 9 Main Street, West Stockbridge. PythagorasTheatre.org

Williamstown Theatre Festival — “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.

 

Tuesday July 26

 

Art

Naumkeag — “Plein Air in Abstract” with abstract painter Arthur Yanoff, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stockbridge. 413-298-3239, ext. 3016

 

Books and Writing

Marble House Project — Artseed readings by Karen Weiser, librettisng and author of two full length collections of poetry, and Amy Parker, fiction writer with monastic practice at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, 6 p.m., free. Dorset, Vt.

 

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, “Enter the Faun,” 8:30 p.m., choreographer trains a young man with cerebral palsy to become a dancer. Free. Chatham, N.Y.

 

History

Ventfort Hall — Gary Darden, associate professor of history, Fairleigh Dickinson University, “The British Aristocracy from Victorian Decline to the Great War,” 4 p.m. tea and talk. Lenox.

 

Music

Becket Arts Center — “Music, Music and More Music” talk with Boston University Tanglewood Institute students, 7:30 p.m. Route 8, Becket.

BU Tanglewood Institute — Faculty recital, Young Artists Orchestra Faculty, 7 p.m., free. Trinity Church, 88 Walker St. Lenox.

Clark Art Institute — Folk singer / songwriter Bernice Lewis, 6 p.m., free concert. Williamstown.

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

Eagles Big Band — Jazz, Big Band dance music and swing, free concert 7 p.m. at Springside Park, 874 North Street, Pittsfield.

Mass MoCA — Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival 2016, gallery recitals most days, fellows 1:30 p.m. and Martin Bresnick’s 70th birthday celebration, 4:30 p.m. massmoca.org/bang

 

Outdoors

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

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “Pirates of Penzance,” Gilbert and Sullivan romp, 7 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, Stockbridge

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

Pythagoras Theatre Works – One-Act Plays from the Gilded Age at the West Stockbridge Historic 1854 Town Hall, 9 Main Street, West Stockbridge. PythagorasTheatre.org

Shakespeare & Company — Artistic Insights talk 5 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.

Southern Vermont Arts Center — Northshire Performing Arts event, bringing music, theater and dance to the region, 7 p.m. Manchester, Vt.

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 — “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 — “Romance Novels for Dummies” by Boo Killebrew 7:30 p.m., new widow moves in with her sister to start again, MainStage. Talkback with company and guests. ’62 Center, Williams College, Williamstown.

 

Wednesday July 27

 

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

Arrowhead — Book release party and reading, “Red Barn, Vol. 2,” 6 p.m. free with book sale. Herman Melville’s historic house. Pittsfield.

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.

Temple Anshe Amunim — “Georgia, Justice and Jews, The Leo Frank Case,” 11:30 a.m. Atlanta, 1913, a girl is found murdered in the basement of the factory where she worked, and suspicion falls on Leo Frank, superintendent, a Yankee and a Jew; the case inspired the Anti-Defamation League and energized the KKK. Dramatic talk by local playwright Jesse Waldinger, 11:30 a.m. Pittsfield.

 

Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — “Magic, Science and Religion,” Professor Ehud Z. Benor of Dartmouth College on ritual, 5:30 p.m. Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester Vt.

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

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — “Some of a Thousand Words,” former NYC Ballet star Wendy Whelan and choreographer Brian Brooks with contemporary chamber group Brooklyn Rider, solos and duets, 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. Arias Company, “a rather lovely thing,” Brian Arias’ new work set to Chopin, Nico Muhly and Max Richter among others, 8:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Inside / Out: “Dances for Two,” Donnell Oakley, Schoen Movement and Manuel Vignouelle, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket.

 

Family

Barrington Stage Company — “The Wiz TYA,” soulful musical Wizard of Oz, 7 p.m., Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Athenaeum —Tom Lee, storyteller, 1 p.m. Pittsfield.

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

 

Music

Bascom Lodge — Dublin Porter trio plays traditional Irish music, 6 p.m., free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

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. Born in Macau and now between Paris and Poestenkill, Bun-Ching Lam spins a virtuosic East / West fusion 4:30 p.m. Free concert and avant-variety show at Windsor Lake, 7 p.m. massmoca.org/bang

Tanglewood — Chanticleer, “Over the Moon,” works by Monteverdi, di Lasso, des Prez, Parsons, Elgar and Mahler; contemporary composers Finn Jakko Mäntyjärvi, Stephen Paulus and Mason Bates; jazz standards by Mancini and Bart Howard, and more, 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. Route 183, Lenox.

 

Outdoors

Mass Audubon — Evening at the Beaver Ponds, walk and talk 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, 2 and 7 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 Fringe — Kickwheel Ensemble Theater presents “Passage,” a new comedy exploring the catastrophic history and politics of the melting Northwest Passage, 8 p.m., Shire city Sanctuary, Pittsfield. bazaarproductions.org

Berkshire Playwrights Lab — Staged reading series, live performances of new work, 7:30 p.m. Free. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington.

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, Stockbridge

Pythagoras Theatre Works – One-Act Plays from the Gilded Age at the West Stockbridge Historic 1854 Town Hall, 9 Main Street, West Stockbridge. PythagorasTheatre.org

Shakespeare & Company — Backstage walk 10:30 a.m., “Merchant of Venice” 2 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 — “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, 7:30 p.m., OtherStage. Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — “Romance Novels for Dummies” by Boo Killebrew 7:30 p.m., new widow moves in with her sister to start again, MainStage. “Poster Boy,” a musical inspired by the real suicide of a gay college student, 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage. ’62 Center, Williams College, Williamstown.

 

Thursday July 28

 

About Town

Marble House Project —  Bites and Flights, wine tasting and tapas pairing with foods from around the world. Dorset, Vt. Register marblehouseproject.org

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. Luther Adams at the Chalet and live music around town with Bang on a Can, Common Folk, Dysfunk Crew and guest 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 — “Wayfinding,” Melanie Mowinski installations, letterpress, book arts and collage, opening 5 to 8 p.m., free. North Adams.

Norman Rockwell Museum — “Real or Imagined? Adventures in Visual Culture” series 5:30 p.m., talks and performances inspired by summer art show. 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 — “State of the Art / Art of the State” with Christina Simko, assistant professor of Sociology at Williams College, 4 p.m.; “WTF X WCMA” 5:30 p.m. guided tour with Williamstown Theatre Festival actors. Williamstown.

 

Books and Writers

The Bookstore — Susan Merrill, “Cool Evening,” short stories 5:30 p.m. 11 Housatonic St., Lenox. bookstoreinlenox.com

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

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — “Some of a Thousand Words,” former NYC Ballet star Wendy Whelan and choreographer Brian Brooks with contemporary chamber group Brooklyn Rider, solos and duets, 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. Arias Company, “a rather lovely thing,” Brian Arias’ new work set to Chopin, Nico Muhly and Max Richter among others, 8:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Inside / Out: Dark Circles contemporary dance from Soeul Korea, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket.

 

Family

Barrington Stage Company — “The Wiz TYA,” soulful musical Wizard of Oz, 2 and 7 p.m., Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

 

Music

BU Tanglewood Institute — Student recital, Percussion Ensemble, 6 p.m. West Street Theatre, 45 West St., free. Lenox.

Manchester Music Festival — Handel to Modern 7:30 p.m., works by Handel, Steven Dankner, Mozart, Joana Genova, violin; Ariel Rudiakov, viola; Thomas Landschoot, cello; David Deveau piano with guest artist Benjamin Capps, cello 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. Ashley Bathgate performs Bach Unwound for solo cello, written by the Sleeping Giant collective, 4:30 p.m. Rare outdoor performance of Ten Thousand Birds by John Luther Adams, 7:30 p.m. After hours at the Chalet, spontaneous music jam with fellows, 10 p.m. massmoca.org/bang

Music from Salem —  Open rehearsal for “The Winged Energy of Delight,” works by John Kennedy, Federico Mompou, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Erich Korngold, 4 p.m., free. Brown Farm, 154 Priest Road, Salem, N.Y.

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 — Danish String Quartet: Norgard, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, 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, 3 and 7:30 p.m., Stage II, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe — Kickwheel Ensemble Theater presents “Passage,” a new comedy exploring the catastrophic history and politics of the melting Northwest Passage, 8 p.m., Shire city Sanctuary, Pittsfield. bazaarproductions.org

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, Stockbridge

Dorset Theatre Festival — “The Way of the World,” premiere by Theresa Rebeck, contemporary retelling of William Congreve’s 18th-century drama, 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Pythagoras Theatre Works – Edith Wharton’s “The Promise” and “Roman Fever,” 7 p.m. One-Act Plays from the Gilded Age at the West Stockbridge Historic 1854 Town Hall, 9 Main Street, West Stockbridge. PythagorasTheatre.org

Shakespeare & Company — “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.

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

Theater Barn — “Forever Plaid,” ’50s musical with barbershop quartet melodies 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 — “Romance Novels for Dummies” by Boo Killebrew 2 and 7:30 p.m., new widow moves in with her sister to start again, MainStage. “Poster Boy,” a musical inspired by the real suicide of a gay college student, 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage. ’62 Center, Williams College, Williamstown.

 

Friday July 29

 

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

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.

 

Art

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

 

Books & Writing

Northshire Bookstore — Larry Olmsted reads from “Real Food, Fake Food” 7 p.m. 4869 Main St., Manchester, Vt. northshire.com

WordXWord — Poetry slam semifinals 7 p.m. hosted by Melissa Quirk Cairns, Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., St., Pittsfield. Free. wXw365.org

 

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 — “Some of a Thousand Words,” former NYC Ballet star Wendy Whelan and choreographer Brian Brooks with contemporary chamber group Brooklyn Rider, solos and duets, 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. Arias Company, “a rather lovely thing,” Brian Arias’ new work set to Chopin, Nico Muhly and Max Richter among others, 8:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Inside / Out: Voloshy  Ukranian Dance Ensemble, 6:15 p.m., and PillowTalk: Treasures Recovered, Ted Shawn from the New York Public Library, 5 p.m., both free. Becket.

Performance Space 21 — Miracle and Monstah: Dance Omi Alumni Concert at PS21, 8 p.m., celebrates 25 years of Art Omi with multi-disciplinary solo performances. Chatham, N.Y.

 

Family

Barrington Stage Company — “The Wiz TYA,” soulful musical Wizard of Oz, 7 p.m., Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

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

Music from Salem — Children’s workshop with MfS musicians 3 p.m. Greenwich Youth Center, 6 Academy St., Greenwich, N.Y.

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

Performance Space 21 —  West African Dance and Drum Workshop performance 1 p.m. with choreographer and dancer Jamal Jackson and drummer Frank Malloy IV. Free. Chatham, N.Y.

 

Film

Outdoor Movie — “Hotel Transylvania 2” begins at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.), Clapp Park, Pittsfield.

 

History

Bennington Battle Monument — Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps of Michigan in concert, an afternoon of 18th-century music with 22 fifes, 8 drums and 12 color guard, 1 p.m. Fifing and drumming was used in battle to relay commands to soldiers, direct movements of units and give marching rhythm. Authentic wool regimental uniforms, replicas of George Washington’s personal guard. Bennington, Vt.

 

Music

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

Guthrie Center — Bill Staines, folk singer / songwriter 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. Music for percussion by John Luther Adams, 4:30 p.m. After hours at the Chalet, spontaneous music jam with fellows, 10 p.m. massmoca.org/bang

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.

Tanglewood — BSO prelude concert 6 p.m. in Ozawa Hall with Paul Lewis, piano; concert with Andris Nelsons, cond., and Jonathan Biss, piano: Mozart and Mahler, 8 p.m. in the Shed. Route 183, Lenox.

 

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — “The Secret Life of Bats” 4 p.m., learn about their role, their challenges and ways to help. Sheffield.

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 Fringe — Kickwheel Ensemble Theater presents “Passage,” a new comedy exploring the catastrophic history and politics of the melting Northwest Passage, 8 p.m., Shire city Sanctuary, Pittsfield. bazaarproductions.org

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, Stockbridge. Rita Rudner, Las Vegas comedian of the year, 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Dorset Theatre Festival — “The Way of the World,” premiere by Theresa Rebeck, contemporary retelling of William Congreve’s 18th-century drama, 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Pythagoras Theatre Works – Edith Wharton’s “The Promise” and “Roman Fever,” 7 p.m. One-Act Plays from the Gilded Age at the West Stockbridge Historic 1854 Town Hall, 9 Main Street, West Stockbridge. PythagorasTheatre.org

Shakespeare & Company — Riotous Youth 10 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., “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,” 7:30 p.m. Brandon Town Hall Theatre, 1 Conant Square, Brandon, Vt.

Theater Barn — “Forever Plaid,” ’50s musical with barbershop quartet melodies 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: “Hannah and the Dread Gazebo.” “Romance Novels for Dummies” by Boo Killebrew 8 p.m., new widow moves in with her sister to start again, MainStage. “Poster Boy,” a musical inspired by the real suicide of a gay college student, 8 p.m., Nikos Stage. ’62 Center, Williams College, Williamstown.

 

Saturday July 30

 

About Town

Behold New Lebanon — Townwide museum with programs including nature walks, glassblowing, birdsong, jam-making, foraging, the speedway 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.

North Adams Library — Tours of historic mansion, 1 p.m., history of the library as a private house. 74 Church St. Street, North Adams.

Southern Vermont Arts Center — Color Dash 5K Race, registration 8 a.m. and race 10 a.m. Color explosion 11:30 a.m. Manchester, Vt.

 

Art

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 — “Architecture’s Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson,” slide lecture by author Hugh Howard on his new book, 3 p.m. Historic art deco house of ’20s artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen. Lenox

 

Books and Writers

The Bookstore — Deborah and Susannnah Melone Farmers Market poetry and performance 3 p.m. Get Lit Wine Bar, Lenox.

Northshire Bookstore — Stephen Swinburne, “Safe in a Storm” children’s reading 11 a.m. Midnight party for release of new Harry Potter script book, 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” parts I and II. Manchester, Vt.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — “Some of a Thousand Words,” former NYC Ballet star Wendy Whelan and choreographer Brian Brooks with contemporary chamber group Brooklyn Rider, solos and duets, 2 and 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. Arias Company, “a rather lovely thing,” Brian Arias’ new work set to Chopin, Nico Muhly and Max Richter among others, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Inside / Out: School at Jacob’s Pillow contemporary, 6:15 p.m., and PillowTalk: What Rehearsal Directors Do, 4 p.m., both free. Becket.

 

Family

Barrington Stage Company — “The Wiz TYA,” soulful musical Wizard of Oz, 2 p.m., Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Museum — Kitchen Ka-Boom, 11 a.m., wacky 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.

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.

 

History

Bidwell House — “Memory Places: Rethinking Historic Landscapes in Native American and Colonial New England” by Christine M. DeLucia, assistant professor of history at Mount Holyoke College, 10 a.m. Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham.

 

Music

Berkshire Choral Festival — Dvorak, Requiem with conductor Gary Thor Wedow of NYC Opera and Julliard 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 — Student recital, Young Artists Piano Program 11 a.m., West Street Theatre, 45 West St., free. Orchestral Concert with Young Artists Orchestra and Paul Haas, conductor: Mahler symphony No. 6, Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox.

Guthrie Center — Christine Lavin and Don White, folk and comedy, 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.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — The Fab Faux — “A Hard Day’s Night” and more, Beatles tribute 8 p.m.14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA — Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival 2016, annual music marathon performance 4 to10 p.m. 6-hour festival finale  with more music by guest composer, Eco-Revolutionary John Luther Adams, plus a special renditions of Steve Reich’s early classic Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ, Julia Wolfe’s raucous Tell Me Everything, and a world premiere by Ken Thomson. massmoca.org/bang

Music from Salem — “Music From Salem Listening Club: Madama Butterfly,” talk on Puccini, casting and more with  singers from this year’s production, 2 p.m. Pay what you can, all welcome. Hubbard Hall. Cambridge, N.Y.

Performance Space 21 — Howard Fishman Band, Dixieland, Bluegrass and Gypsy swing, 8 p.m., Chatham, N.Y.

Tanglewood — Rehearsal 10 a.m. and concert with Andris Nelsons, cond., and Augustin Hadelich, violin: Corigliano, Sibelius and Beethoven, 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.

Clark Art Institute — Sensing Place Hike: Nature Journaling on Stone Hill, 10:30 a.m., free with nature journalist and biologist Jennifer Lovett. Meet at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill. Williamstown.

Garden Conservancy Open Days — Garden tours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Lakeville and Washington, Conn., and Millbrook and Millerton, N.Y. “Digging Deeper: A Native Meadow on Wononskopomuc Lake” walk and talk 2 p.m. at Montgomery Glazer Property, 120 Millerton Road, Lakeville, Conn. “Exploring Twin Maples—The Evolution of a Garden,” 4:30 p.m., Salisbury, Conn. 888-842-2442, opendaysprogram.org

Green Mountain Academy — Forester Alan Calfee will lead an exploration in northern hardwood forests of the Taconic Mountains on tree identification, natural history of the forest, wildlife interactions, threats to the forest and strategies for their management. 9 a.m. to noon, Intersection of Three Maple Drive and Wideawake Road, Manchester Vt.

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 — “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, 3 and 7:30 p.m., Stage II, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe — Kickwheel Ensemble Theater presents “Passage,” a new comedy exploring the catastrophic history and politics of the melting Northwest Passage, 8 p.m., Shire city Sanctuary, Pittsfield. bazaarproductions.org

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, Stockbridge

Dorset Theatre Festival — “The Way of the World,” premiere by Theresa Rebeck, contemporary retelling of William Congreve’s 18th-century drama, 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

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

Pythagoras Theatre Works – Edith Wharton’s “The Promise” and “Roman Fever,” 7 p.m. One-Act Plays from the Gilded Age at the West Stockbridge Historic 1854 Town Hall, 9 Main Street, West Stockbridge. PythagorasTheatre.org

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. Brandon Town Hall Theatre, 1 Conant Square, Brandon, Vt.

Theater Barn — “Forever Plaid,” ’50s musical with barbershop quartet melodies 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. “Poster Boy,” a musical inspired by the real suicide of a gay college student, 3:30 and 8 p.m., Nikos Stage. ’62 Center, Williams College, Williamstown.

 

Sunday July 31

 

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.

Old Austerlitz — 17th annual Blueberry Festival with 19th-century craft demonstrations and wares, antiques, live music and entertainment, magic act, activities for children, animals, birds of prey, sheep-shearing, craft vendors and artisans, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. blueberries galore and a blueberry pancake breakfast, baked goods and silent auction. Route 22, Austerlitz, N.Y. oldausterlitz.org

 

Books & Writing

Hevreh — Rabbi Neil Hirsch speaks on “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” by bestselling author Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon, 10:30 a.m. Great Barrington.

WordXWord — Story slam semifinals 7 p.m. The Mount, Lenox. Free. wXw365.org

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Master class with Arias Company, 10 a.m. “Some of a Thousand Words,” former NYC Ballet star Wendy Whelan and choreographer Brian Brooks with contemporary chamber group Brooklyn Rider, solos and duets, 2 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. Arias Company, “a rather lovely thing,” Brian Arias’ new work set to Chopin, Nico Muhly and Max Richter among others, 2:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Becket.

 

Family

Barrington Stage Company — “The Wiz TYA,” soulful musical Wizard of Oz, 2 p.m., Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

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.

 

Film

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

 

Music

Barrington Stage Company — “The Lilias White Effect,” blues and Broadway, 8 p.m. at Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, Stage II, Pittsfield.

Bascom Lodge — JoAnne Spies and the Elemental Orchestra, 5:30 p.m., original songs, poems, and stories, free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

BU Tanglewood Institute — Student recital, chamber music with BUTI Young Artists Wind Ensemble, free, Trinity Church, 88 Walker St. Wind Ensemble Concert with young Artists Wind Ensemble and H. Robert Reynolds, conductor: Bates, Etezady, Grainger, Holst, Stamp, Strauss and Wagner / Caillet, 2:30 p.m., free. Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires — Neshama Carlebach and Josh Nelson live in Concert!” 7 p.m. Benefits the Jewish Agency for Israel’s Fund for Victims of Terror. Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St., Lenox.

Music from Salem — “The Winged Energy of Delight,” works by John Kennedy, Federico Mompou, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Erich Korngold, 4 p.m. with Saul Bitran and Sarah Kim on violin, Lila Brown on viola, David Russell on cello and Judith Gordon on piano and toy piano. Pay what you can, all welcome. Hubbard Hall. Cambridge, N.Y.

Sevenars Concerts — Manchester Music Festival at Sevenars with Joana Genova, violin; Ariel Rudiakov, viola; Ben Capps, cello; Vassily Primakov, piano prform Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Faure, 4 p.m. The Academy, Route 112 and Ireland Street, South Worthington. 413-238-5854, sevenars.org

Tanglewood — Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert: TMC orchestra with Andris Nelsons, cond., and Paul Lewis, piano: All-Brahms program, 2:30 p.m. in the Shed. Chick Corea Trio with Christian McBride and  Brian Blade, 75th Birthday Celebration, 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. 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.

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “Pirates of Penzance,” Gilbert and Sullivan romp, 5 p.m., Main Stage; “Peerless” by Jiehae Park, twins will stop at nothing to get into college, 3 p.m., Stage II, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe — Kickwheel Ensemble Theater presents “Passage,” a new comedy exploring the catastrophic history and politics of the melting Northwest Passage, 38 p.m., Shire city Sanctuary, Pittsfield. bazaarproductions.org

Dorset Theatre Festival — “The Way of the World,” premiere by Theresa Rebeck, contemporary retelling of William Congreve’s 18th-century drama, 2 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

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

Pythagoras Theatre Works – Edith Wharton’s “The Promise” and “Roman Fever,” 11 a.m. One-Act Plays from the Gilded Age at the West Stockbridge Historic 1854 Town Hall, 9 Main Street, West Stockbridge. PythagorasTheatre.org

Shakespeare & Company — “Merchant of Venice,” 2 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.

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. Brandon Town Hall Theatre, 1 Conant Square, Brandon, Vt.

Theater Barn — “Forever Plaid,” ’50s musical with barbershop quartet melodies 2 p.m. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Town Players — “Jake Revolver — Freelance Secret Agent” by Matthew Konkel 2 p.m. Whitney center for the Arts, 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, 3 p.m., OtherStage. Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — “Romance Novels for Dummies” by Boo Killebrew 2 p.m., new widow moves in with her sister to start again, MainStage. “Poster Boy,” a musical inspired by the real suicide of a gay college student, 2 and 7 p.m., Nikos Stage. Lawn talks before Sunday matinee with artists, guests and staff. ’62 Center, Williams College, Williamstown.

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