Week ahead July 4 to 10

Fireworks, parades, music — summer is here with all flags flying.

Monday July 4

Independence Day

Bennington Battle Monument — Independence Day Celebration, annual tradition with Reading of the Declaration of Independence with local actor Willy Jones at 1 p.m., discussion to follow, free. Activities for children including a chance to sign a Declaration of Independence. Bennington, Vt.

Clark Art Institute — Sunrise meditation, 5 a.m., free. Lunder Center at Stone Hill. Williamstown.

North Adams — July 4 Fireworks after the North Adams SteepleCats baseball game, c. 9:30 p.m. Noel Field Athletic Complex, Route 8. explorenorthadams.com

Pittsfield July 4 Parade — “Music and Dance Through the Years” theme, parade along North Street and downtown with floats, marching bands, classic cars and more. 413-447-7763, pittsfieldparade.com

Shakespeare & Company — Celebration 1:30 to 5 p.m. with live entertainment and public reading of Declaration of Independence at 3. Free admission and food available for purchase. 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Williamstown — Town parade 11 a.m. on Spring Street. Williamstown Theatre Festival actors read the Declaration of Independence and the British reply 1:30 p.m. atWilliams College’s Sawyer Library. Chapin Library’s Founding Documents of the United States collection on view. Free.

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.

Art

Clark Art Institute — “Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill” exhibition reflects on Stone Hill in the galleries and on the trails. Williamstown.

Community Access to the Arts — “I Am a Part of Art,” painting, drawing, collage created by CATA artists with disabilities opens at Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. 413-528-5485

Music

Barrington Stage Company — David Lutken and the Seat of the Pants Band, “Yankie Doodle Folkie,” Americana for Independence Day at Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, 7 p.m. Stage II, Pittsfield.

BU Tanglewood Institute — Faculty Recital, Franziska Huhn, harp, 6:30 p.m. Free. Trinity Church, 88 Walker St., Lenox.

Mohawk Trail Concerts — Free Family Jazz Concert: Miro Sprague on piano, Eric Miller on trombone, Marty Jaffe on bass 4 p.m. Charlemont.

Tanglewood — Popular music series: James Taylor 8 p.m. in the Shed to benefit Tanglewood. Fireworks to follow. Route 183, Lenox.

Theater

Berkshire Theatre Group — Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” 7 p.m., Main Stage; “Fiorello!” Pulitzer and Tony awardwinning musical based on Mayor LaGuardia’s battle against Tammany Hall, 7 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Tuesday July 5

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.

Weston Playhouse — “School House Rock,” from the Emmy Award-winning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science, and politics through song, 1 p.m. OtherStage, Weston, Vt.

Film

Performance Space 21 —  Music and Dance film series, “The Barkleys of Broadway” 8:30 p.m., 1949, last film to co-star Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and their only film together in color. Free. Chatham, N.Y.

Music

Arrowhead — Concert: The Whale Guitar, time TBA. Herman Melville’s historic house. Pittsfield.

Clark Art Institute — Annie and the Hedonists, 6 p.m., free concert. Williamstown.

Marble House Project — Artseed talk and musical performance by Matthew Kennedy, emerging New England composer of solo, chamber and orchestral music, 6 p.m., free. Dorset, Vt.

Tanglewood — Seiji Ozawa International Academy Switzerland Tanglewood Music Center Fellows with Seiji Ozawa, conductor: Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, string quartet excerpts and ensembles, 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. Route 183, Lenox.

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “American Son” premier by Christopher Demos-Brown, a biracial couple face a crisis over their brilliant son, 7 p.m., Main Stage; “Kimberly Akimbo,” Debra Jo Rupp as a teenager with a rare aging illness, 7:30 p.m. Stage II, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group — Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” 7 p.m., Main Stage; “Fiorello!” Pulitzer and Tony awardwinning musical based on Mayor LaGuardia’s battle against Tammany Hall, 7 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

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.

Shakespeare & Company — “Ugly Lies the Bone” by Lindsey Ferrentino, a woman returning from three tours in Afghanistan, 8:30 p.m. 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Ventfort Hall —  “A Sneak Peek at The Pirates of Penzance” with Julianne Boyd, artistic director of Barrington Stage Company, 4 p.m. tea and talk. Lenox.

Weston Playhouse — “Man of La Mancha,” 7:30 p.m. Tony-winning musical based on “The Adventures of Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes. MainStage, Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — “The Rose Tattoo,” Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei in Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer and Tony-winning comedy: a widow revives and rejoins the world, 7:30 p.m., MainStage. “Cost of Living” by Martyna Majok, an unemployed truck driver reunites with his ex-wife after she suffers an accident, 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage. Talkbacks after the shows with company and guests. ’62 Center, Williams College, Williamstown.

Wednesay July 6

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

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Gauthier Dance, Po-Cheng Tsai’s “Floating Flowers,” Itzik Galili’s “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” and Cayetano Soto’s “Conrazoncorazon,” created for the company, 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. “And Still You Must Swing,” three tap luminaries celebrate jazz: Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derick K. Grant and Jason Samuels Smith with live music and guest artists including Camille A. Brown, 8:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Inside / Out: “Dances for One,” Hari Krishnan of InDance and international flamenco artist Marina Elana with live music, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket.

Family

Hubbard Hall — Anansi the Trickster Spider with The Grumbling Gryphons, 6:30 p.m., free. Summer Library Program. Cambridge, N.Y.

Milne Library — Rhode Island Computer Museum teen workshop, 4 p.m. Williamstown.

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

Weston Playhouse — “School House Rock,” from the Emmy Award-winning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science, and politics through song, 1 p.m. OtherStage, Weston, Vt.

Food

Bascom Lodge — Tastings with brewers from Big Elm, 6 p.m., free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

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

Eagles Band — Broadway show tunes, music from TV, movies, patriotic favorites and marches, free concert 6:30 p.m. Vermont Veterans Home, 325 North St., Bennington, Vt.

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 — Tanglewood Brass Spectacular with members of the Boston Pops Brass and Percussion, Boston Crusaders, Phantom Regiment, Bluecoats and The Cadets, leading drum-and-bugle corps, 7 p.m. in the Shed. Route 183, Lenox

Outdoors

Manchester Community Library — Summer Wednesdays, “Mount Equinox Hill Climb,” talk on the sports car race up the longest paved hill climb in the world, 7 p.m. Free. Manchester, Vt.

Mass Audubon — Bird Walk 8 a.m., free. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox.

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “American Son” premier by Christopher Demos-Brown, a biracial couple face a crisis over their brilliant son, 7 p.m., Main Stage; “Kimberly Akimbo,” Debra Jo Rupp as a teenager with a rare aging illness, 7:30 p.m. Stage II, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group — Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” 7 p.m., Main Stage; “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 — “My Jane” by Daniel Elihu Kramer, a contemporary Jane Eyre, 8 p.m. Chester.

Shakespeare & Company — Backstage walk 10:30 a.m., “The Taming” by Lauren Gunderson, red-state vs. blue-state comedy inspired by Shakespeare, 3 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 — “Man of La Mancha,” 7:30 p.m. Tony-winning musical based on “The Adventures of Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes. MainStage, Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — “The Rose Tattoo,” Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei in Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer and Tony-winning comedy: a widow revives and rejoins the world, 7:30 p.m., MainStage. “Cost of Living” by Martyna Majok, an unemployed truck driver reunites with his ex-wife after she suffers an accident, 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage. ’62 Center, Williams College, Williamstown.

Thursday July 7

About Town

IS183 Art School — 25th Anniversary Fitzpatrick Fandango Gala Celebration with honorary co-chairs Deval and Diane Patrick, honoring Nancy Fitzpatrick at Stonover Farm, Lenox. 413-298-5252, ext. 100

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

Norman Rockwell Museum — “Diversity, Perception, and Responsibility in Illustration” with Robyn Phillips-Pendleton 5:30 p.m., blatant, subtle or perceived stereotypes created by illustrators, and sanctioned by art directors and publishers have shaped American perceptions of race for more than 400 years. 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 — “Enlivening Testure and Textile in Art” with Deb Brothers, costume designer and lecturer in theater at Williams College, 4 p.m.; “The Art and Science of Beer” 5:30 p.m. on the patio with brewer Sam Amoroso and chemistry professor Thomas Smith.15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown.

Books and Writers

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

The Mount — “Poets on Poets,” Susan Kinsolving on Thomas Hardy, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Richard Howard, 5 p.m. Le Café Français 8:30 a.m. Lenox.

Conversations

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

Temple Anshe Amunim — “Planned Parenthood and the Crisis of Reproductive Rights in the 1970s,” 7 p.m. Dr. Robyn Rosen, professor of history at Marist College, presents her newest research. 26 Broad St., Pittsfield.

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Gauthier Dance, Po-Cheng Tsai’s “Floating Flowers,” Itzik Galili’s “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” and Cayetano Soto’s “Conrazoncorazon,” created for the company, 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. “And Still You Must Swing,” three tap luminaries celebrate jazz: Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derick K. Grant and Jason Samuels Smith with live music and guest artists including Camille A. Brown, 8:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Inside / Out: Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, repertoir from Aztec-inspired rituals to Caribbean and Mariachi, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket.

Family

Berkshire Athenaeum — Wayne Martin, puppets, 1 p.m. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Museum — Berkshire Children’s Theater presents “The Wizard of Oz,” 11 a.m., young performers present the musical classic. Pittsfield.

Weston Playhouse — “School House Rock,” from the Emmy Award-winning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science, and politics through song, 1 p.m. OtherStage, Weston, Vt.

Music

Manchester Music Festival — 42nd Season Opening Night, “If It Sounds Good …” with guest artist soprano Danielle Talamantes, works by Granados, Turina, Ellington and more including Duke Ellington’s “I’m beginning to See the Light,” 7:30 p.m. Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt.

Music from Salem — Open rehearsal for “A Wave Lifted Toward You,” works by Prokofiev, Eric Thomas, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky, 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.

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

Tanglewood — Hespèrion XXI with Jordi Savall, director and viola da gamba, and Mexican folklore ensemble Tembembe Ensamble Continuo, Folias, Antiguas, and Criollas: From the Ancient to the New World 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. Route 183, Lenox.

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “American Son” premier by Christopher Demos-Brown, a biracial couple face a crisis over their brilliant son, 8 p.m., Main Stage; “Kimberly Akimbo,” Debra Jo Rupp as a teenager with a rare aging illness, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Stage II, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group — Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” 7 p.m., Main Stage; “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 — “My Jane” by Daniel Elihu Kramer, a contemporary Jane Eyre, 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.

Hubbard Hall — “Othello,” summer touring Shakespeare, performances at 7 p.m. Free. in Community Garden, Washington and Spring streets, Cambridge, N.Y.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires — “Frederikke Borge speaks of her father, Victor Borge,” talk 10:45 a.m. at Congregation Knesset Israel, Pittsfield. Free.

Shakespeare & Company — “The Taming” by Lauren Gunderson, red-state vs. blue-state comedy inspired by Shakespeare, 3 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.

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

Weston Playhouse — “Man of La Mancha,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tony-winning musical based on “The Adventures of Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes. MainStage, Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — “The Rose Tattoo,” Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei in Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer and Tony-winning comedy: a widow revives and rejoins the world, 2 and 7:30 p.m., MainStage. “Cost of Living” by Martyna Majok, an unemployed truck driver reunites with his ex-wife after she suffers an accident, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage. “Ménage à Deux,” Tom Fontana and Susie Essman perform a dialog between Victor Hugo and Mademoiselle Mars at the Log. ’62 Center, Williams College, Williamstown.

Friday July 8

About Town

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

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.

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

Art

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

IS183 Art School — “Bowl You Over” Arts Night Out 7 to 9 p.m. Make a bowl with handbuilt clay and simple glazes to hold some of this summer’s bounty. All welcome. BYOB, 21 and over at Citizens’ Hall, Stockbridge.

Books & Writing

The Bookstore — Christopher Nye and Susan Engel present “The End of the Rainbow,” their work in non-fiction and education, 5:30 p.m. Get Lit Wine Bar, Lenox.

Northshire Bookstore — Theresa Rebeck, playwright and author of “The Way of the World” at Dorset Theatre Festival speaks 7 p.m. Manchester, Vt.

Stockbridge Library — Annual library book sale with more than 16,000 gently used books, audio books, CDs and DVDs, preview 9 a.m. to noon, free admission noon to 5 p.m., 46 Main st., Stockbridge. 413-298-5501

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

Conversations

Knesset Israel — “Women in the House of Study: Anxiety, Difference and the Dangers of Exclusion” by associate professor Marjorie Lehman, 11 a.m. Bernstein Theater at Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. 413-445-4872, ext.16

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Gauthier Dance, Po-Cheng Tsai’s “Floating Flowers,” Itzik Galili’s “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” and Cayetano Soto’s “Conrazoncorazon,” created for the company, 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. “And Still You Must Swing,” three tap luminaries celebrate jazz: Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derick K. Grant and Jason Samuels Smith with live music and guest artists including Camille A. Brown, 8:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Inside / Out: Christopher Ruud and Stars of Ballet West, 6:15 p.m., and PillowTalk, Camille A. Brown, 5 p.m., both free. Becket.

Family

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

Berkshire Museum — Berkshire Children’s Theater presents “The Wizard of Oz,” 11 a.m., young performers present the musical classic. Science Night 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., enjoy an evening of science, invention, and fun, free and open to the community. Pittsfield.

Hubbard Hall — Children’s Theater Performance of “Peter and the Blue Witch Baby,” 6 p.m. Cambridge, N.Y.

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 — Mime Eddie Allen 1 p.m., invisible walls, ropes, ladders and more. Free. Chatham, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse — “School House Rock,” from the Emmy Award-winning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science, and politics through song, 1 and 4 p.m. OtherStage, Weston, Vt.

Film

Norman Rockwell Museum — “The Grapes of Wrath,” film from John Steinbeck’s novel on the 1930s Dust Bowl, 5:30 p.m. with Q&A. Stockbridge.

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

Music

Green River Festival — Music begins 5 p.m. with Peter Wolf and The Midnight Travelers, NRBQ, The Dustbowl Revival, Charles Neville and the New England Nevilles and Dean’s Beans Latin Music stage with artists. 40 acts in three days. Balloon rides, craft village and more. Greenfield Community College, Greenfield. 413-341-3317, greenriverfestival.com

Guthrie Center — No Fuss and Feathers, harmonies, rhythm and humor, 8 p.m. Doors open at 6. Great Barrington.

Hevreh — Tanglewood Shabbat, 7 p.m. gathering on the lawn before the evening concert. Route 183, Lenox.

Mohawk Trail Concerts — Chiara String Quartet, music of Beethoven, Ravel, Bartok, 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.

Southern Vermont Arts Center — Washington County Band in concert, 7 p.m., at opening of Summer Solo Show in Yester House. Free. Manchester, Vt.

Tanglewood — Boston Symphony Orchestra opening night with Jacques Lacombe, cond., and Joshua Bell, violin: Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Prokofiev, 6 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. Route 183, Lenox.

Outdoors

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Cocktails in Great Gardens: summer party in the garden of Joyce and Gerald Moore, Hudson, N.Y. Register for directions.

Mass Audubon — “Native Plantings for Home Gardens” 10 a.m., free. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox. Register 413-637-0320

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “American Son” premier by Christopher Demos-Brown, a biracial couple face a crisis over their brilliant son, 8 p.m., Main Stage; “Kimberly Akimbo,” Debra Jo Rupp as a teenager with a rare aging illness, 7:30 p.m. Stage II, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group — Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” 8 p.m., Main Stage; “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 — “My Jane” by Daniel Elihu Kramer, a contemporary Jane Eyre, 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.

Hubbard Hall — “Othello,” summer touring Shakespeare, performances at 7 p.m. Free. in Community Garden, Washington and Spring streets, Cambridge, N.Y.

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

Performance Space 21 — “Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-ass Wit of Molly Ivins,” staged reading of play by sisters and journalists Margaret and Allison Engel based on political columnist and humorist Molly Ivins, with Nancy Rothman. 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company — “Merchant of Venice” 7:30 p.m. 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

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

Weston Playhouse — “Man of La Mancha,” 7:30 p.m. Tony-winning musical based on “The Adventures of Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes. MainStage, Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival —  Fridays@3 new play reading: “Actually I Didn’t” by Anna Ziegler. Backstage tour 6 p.m. “The Rose Tattoo,” Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei in Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer and Tony-winning comedy: a widow revives and rejoins the world, 8 p.m., MainStage. “Cost of Living” by Martyna Majok, an unemployed truck driver reunites with his ex-wife after she suffers an accident, 8 p.m., Nikos Stage. ’62 Center, Williams College. Williamstown.

Saturday July 9

About Town

Bennington Bike Nite — Motorcycle festival with bike blessing, best of show award, photographers, live music by Moose Bell, raffle, vendors, 4 to 8 p.m., free. Bennington Station, Bennington, Vt.

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.

Corvettes of Berkshire — Carity car, truck and motorcycle show 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to benefit Berkshire County Kids’ Place, with food and beverages available, DJ, trophies, bake sale, raffles. Rain or shine. Free. Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, 37 corey Road, Hancock.

Hilltown Brouhaha — Becket-Washington Town Fair, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Bouncy house, water slides, face painting, clowns, fairy houses, balloon sculptures and more; dancers from the School at Jacob’s Pillow perform free on the second floor stage of the Becket Arts Center. Local crafters and artists display work. Federated Church offers food including strawberry shortcake. Dale and the Duds Rock n’ Roll musicians 7 to 11 p.m. at the Firemen’s Pavilion. Food and beer garden with Wandering Star. Benefits Becket Washington School PTO, Becket Fireman’s Association, Becket Art Center, Becket Athenaeum, Mullen House and Federated and Congregational Churches. North Becket Historic District. Route 8, Becket. wordpress.becketarts.org

OMI International Arts Center — Art OMI Weekend: Dancing Under the Stars with Sambaland, 8 p.m. to midnight. Live music with artists-in-residence and fireflies. Ghent. N.Y.

Summerfest — Food, sales and entertainment including artisan booths, food vendors and food trucks, free performances and events on the Arts Spotlight Stage, dance, music, theatre and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live 20-minute performance by Columbia County Youth Theater at noon in front of the Crandell Theatre, 48 Main St., Chatham, NY. 518-392-3445 (Crandell), visitchathamny.com

Art

Berkshire Museum — Sculpture and Photography Workshop with artist Robert Hite, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., create architectural sculptures out of found materials at the Berkshire Museum, then to Hancock Shaker Village for lunch and on-site photography of sculptures within the natural landscape. Pittsfield. Reservations 413-443-7171 ext. 360.

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

Salem Art Works — Workshops inblacksmithing and welding for teens and adults. Children’s memory bubble workshop. 19 Cary Lane, Salem, N.Y. salemartorks.org.

Sandisfield Arts Center — Works by Carol Kiendl: “Line, Shape, Color,” solo show opening, reception 2 to 4 p.m. Sandisfield.

Books and Writers

Northshire Bookstore — James Kunstler reads from World Made By Hand 4, “The Harrows of Spring,” 7 p.m. Manchester, Vt.

Stockbridge Library — Annual library book sale with more than 16,000 gently used books, audio books, CDs and DVDs, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 46 Main st., Stockbridge. 413-298-5501

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Gauthier Dance, Po-Cheng Tsai’s “Floating Flowers,” Itzik Galili’s “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” and Cayetano Soto’s “Conrazoncorazon,” created for the company, 2 and 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. “And Still You Must Swing,” three tap luminaries celebrate jazz: Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derick K. Grant and Jason Samuels Smith with live music and guest artists including Camille A. Brown, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Inside / Out: Improv Traditions and Innovations from Ring Shout to Blues to Jazz, Jacob’s Pillow School, 6:15 p.m., and PillowTalk: “What the Eyes Hear” with New York Times dance critid Brian Seibert, 4 p.m., free. Becket.

Conversations

Bidwell House — “A Tyringham Valley Homestead,” with Woven Roots Farm. Farmer Jen Salinetti speaks on historical and modern agriculture 2 p.m. Monterey.

Family

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.

Tanglewood — Family concert with members of the BSO, activities for children ages 3 to 8 begin 12:30 p.m. abd concert 2:30 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. Route 183, Lenox.

Weston Playhouse — “School House Rock,” from the Emmy Award-winning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science, and politics through song, 1 and 4 p.m. OtherStage, Weston, Vt.

Music

Aston Magna Festival — J.S. Bach: Sacred and Secular, Singing Contest of Phoebus and Pan and more with Dominique Labelle, soprano; Deborah Rentz-Moore, alto; Frank Kelley, tenor; Jesse Blumberg and Ulysses Thomas, baritones, and baroque ensemble, 8 p.m., talk 7 p.m., Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington.

BU Tanglewood Institute — Young artists piano program 2 p.m. West Street Theatre, 45 West St., free. Lenox.

Green River Festival — Music begins 12:30 p.m. with Dawes. Shakey Graves, Shovels & Rope, The Suffers, The Felice Brothers, Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds, And The Kids, Amy Helm and The Handsome Strangers, Greyhounds, Anthony D’Amato, The Soul Rebels, Oh Pep!, Mister G, The Alchemystics and more, 40 acts in three days. Balloon rides, craft village and more. Greenfield Community College, Greenfield. 413-341-3317, greenriverfestival.com

Guthrie Center — Tom Chapin, contemporary folk, 8 p.m. Doors open at 6. Great Barrington.

Mohawk Trail Concerts — Chiara String Quartet, music of Beethoven, Ravel, Bartok, 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 — Sō Percussion modern ensemble performs 20th century and contemporary works, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

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

Tanglewood — BSO performs Beethoven, Ravel and Orr’s Carmina Burana with Seiji Ozawa and Jacques Lacombe, cond., and Nadine Sierra, soprano; Jean-Francis Monvoisin, tenor; Stephen Powell, baritone; Tanglewood Festival Chorus and Norway Pond Junior Minstrels, 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.

Garden Conservancy Open Days — Garden tours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in East Arlington, Manchester, and Manchester Center, Vt. Tours in Washington and West Cornwall, Conn., and Amenia, N.Y., 888-842-2442, opendaysprogram.org

HooRWA — Bennington Battlefield exploration with the New York State Parks, 10 a.m. Some hiking involved. Meet at Bennington Battlefield park off Route 67 in Hoosick, N.Y. 413-458-3154

Mass Audubon — Canoe Trip along the Housatonic River, 8:30 a.m. Meets at New Lenox Road, Lenox. “Bedrock to Birds in the Berkshires,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox. Register 413-637-0320

Tamarack Hollow — Northern Boreal Forest Plant and Tree Hike 9 a.m. at Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, Windsor.

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “American Son” premier by Christopher Demos-Brown, a biracial couple face a crisis over their brilliant son, 8 p.m., Main Stage; “Kimberly Akimbo,” Debra Jo Rupp as a teenager with a rare aging illness, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Stage II, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group — Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” 2 and 8 p.m., Main Stage; “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 — “My Jane” by Daniel Elihu Kramer, a contemporary Jane Eyre, 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. 7:30 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Hubbard Hall — “Othello,” summer touring Shakespeare, performances at 7 p.m. Free. in Community Garden, Washington and Spring streets, Cambridge, N.Y.

Mass MoCA — High Mud Presents Joe Pera, comedy, 8 p.m., Dré Pavilion or Club B10. North Adams

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

Shakespeare & Company — “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. “Ugly Lies the Bone” by Lindsey Ferrentino, a woman returning from three tours in Afghanistan, 3 p.m. 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

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

Weston Playhouse — “Man of La Mancha,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tony-winning musical based on “The Adventures of Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes. MainStage, Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — “The Rose Tattoo,” Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei in Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer and Tony-winning comedy: a widow revives and rejoins the world, 3:30 and 8 p.m., MainStage. “Cost of Living” by Martyna Majok, an unemployed truck driver reunites with his ex-wife after she suffers an accident, 3:30 and 8 p.m., Nikos Stage. ’62 Center, Williams College, Williamstown.

Sunday July 10

About Town

Barnyard Ball — Dorset Equine Rescue party and benefit 5:30 to 9 p.m. with live band, mechanical bull rides, silent auction, door prizes and food. the Inn at Manchester, Vt. dorsetequinerescue.org

Baseball with Hevreh — Hevreh Family baseball game, 4 p.m. Tickets include hot dogs, hamburgers etc., lemonade. Seating in tent or in stands. Wahconah Park, 105 Wahconah St. Pittsfield. 413-528-6378.

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.

Art

Clark Art Institute — “Creating ‘Sensing Place,’ ” 3 p.m., free talk on exhibit reflecting on Stone Hill in the galleries and on the trails. Williamstown

The Mount — Artist-led tour of SculptureNow 2016 show in the grounds, 11:30 a.m. Lenox.

Norman Rockwell Museum — American Realist: An Evening with Painter Bo Bartlett

4:30 p.m.Monumental paintings in the tradition of Thomas Eakins, Andrew Wyeth and Rockwell, with a compelling contemporary twist. Stockbridge.

OMI International Arts Center — Art OMI Weekend: Country Brunch with artists-in-residence 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open Studios at the studio barns 1 to 5 p.m. Events and installations. Free. Ghent. N.Y.

Salem Art Works — Workshops inblacksmithing and welding for teens and adults. Children’s memory bubble workshop. 19 Cary Lane, Salem, N.Y. salemartorks.org.

Books & Writing

The Bookstore — Elizabeth Brundage reads from “All Things Cease To Appear,” a novel, 4 p.m. Get Lit Wine Bar, Lenox.

Stockbridge Library — Annual library book sale with more than 16,000 gently used books, audio books, CDs and DVDs, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 46 Main st., Stockbridge. 413-298-5501

WordXWord —“Money” story slam 7 p.m. hosted by James Burden, Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., St., Pittsfield. Free. wXw365.org

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Master Class with “And Still You Must Swing” artists 10 a.m. Gauthier Dance, Po-Cheng Tsai’s “Floating Flowers,” Itzik Galili’s “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” and Cayetano Soto’s “Conrazoncorazon,” created for the company, 2 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. “And Still You Must Swing,” three tap luminaries celebrate jazz: Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derick K. Grant and Jason Samuels Smith with live music and guest artists including Camille A. Brown, 2:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Becket.

History

Bennington Battle Monument — Monument Stairs: “Stepping Up,” 412 steps inside the Monument open with guided tours and Revolutionary War history. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Naumkeag — “The Choates’ Return to Naumkeag,” 2 p.m. Mabel Choate’s grand-nephew, Geoffrey Platt, speaks from years of research into his Choate family history and his own memories of summers at the Berkshire Cottage. Stockbridge.

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.

Weston Playhouse — “School House Rock,” from the Emmy Award-winning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science, and politics through song, 3 p.m. OtherStage, Weston, Vt.

Film

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

Music

Bascom Lodge — Third annual Mount Greylock jazz festival noon to 6 p.m., with Ben Kohn Quartet, Brian Patneaude Quartet, Wes Brown Trio with Jill Connolly, David Ullmann Quintet and Michael Benedict Quartet, free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

BU Tanglewood Institute — Young Artists Vocal Program Faculty, 7 p.m. Free. Trinity Church, 88 Walker St., Lenox.

Green River Festival — Music begins 12:30 p.m. with Wheels Of Soul Tour: Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos, and North Mississippi Allstars; Birds Of Chicago; Margo Price and The Price Tags; Big Sam’s Funky Nation; Sonya Kitchell; the Winterpills; Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear and more. 40 acts in three days. Balloon rides, craft village and more. Greenfield Community College, Greenfield. 413-341-3317, greenriverfestival.com

Music from Salem — “A wave lifted towards you …” pieces by Prokofiev, Thomas, Dvorak, and Tchaikovsky, 4 p.m. Mainstage, Hubbard Hall. Cambridge, N.Y.

Sevenars Concerts — David James, Randolph Schrade, Rorianne Schrade, and Lynelle James, piano; Christopher James, cello, 4 p.m. The Academy, Route112 and Ireland Street, South Worthington. 413-238-5854, sevenars.org

Tanglewood — Boston Pops with Keith Lockhard, cond., and soloist and composer Seth MacFarlane, classic songs from the 1940s and 1950s, 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.

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 — “Kimberly Akimbo,” Debra Jo Rupp as a teenager with a rare aging illness, 3 p.m. Stage II, Pittsfield.

Chester Theatre — “My Jane” by Daniel Elihu Kramer, a contemporary Jane Eyre, 2 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 p.m. Dorset, Vt.

Hubbard Hall — “Othello,” summer touring Shakespeare, performances at 7 p.m. Free. in Community Garden, Washington and Spring streets, Cambridge, N.Y.

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

Shakespeare & Company — “Merchant of Venice” gala 4 p.m. “The Taming” by Lauren Gunderson, red-state vs. blue-state comedy inspired by Shakespeare, 3 p.m. 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

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

Weston Playhouse — “Man of La Mancha,” 3 p.m. Tony-winning musical based on “The Adventures of Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes. MainStage, Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival — “The Rose Tattoo,” Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei in Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer and Tony-winning comedy: a widow revives and rejoins the world, 2 p.m., MainStage. “Cost of Living” by Martyna Majok, an unemployed truck driver reunites with his ex-wife after she suffers an accident, 2 p.m., Nikos Stage. Lawn talks before Sunday matinee with artists, guests and staff. ’62 Center, Williams College, Williamstown.

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