Week ahead June 13 to 19

From blues and Leadbelly to the Gateway Jazz Festival, from the opening of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival to Pittsfield’s Third Thursday street festival, the summer is taking of fast …

 

Monday June 13

 

Books and Writers

The Bookstore — M. A. Orthofer: “The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction,” 5:30 p.m. Get Lit Wine Bar, Lenox.

 

Conversations

TEDx Berkshires — Talks 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with humorists and philosophers Daniel Klein and Thomas Cathcart; Ting Wu, head of the Wu Genetics Laboratory at Harvard; Mike Markham, one of about ten full-time ring announcers in the world; storyteller Judith Black; constitutional law professor Kermit Roosevelt; Reverend Michael Tuck and more. Kripalu, 57 Interlaken Road, Route 183, Stockbridge. tedxberkshires.com

 

Outdoors

Hevreh — Golf Open, Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort, 7:15 a.m. breakfast and 8:15 start, with reception, awards and raffles, Route 20, Lenox.

 

Tuesday June 14

 

About Town

Bennington Battle Monument — “History and Flags,” Betsy Ross will tell the story of the U.S. flag to children and adults. Activities for children, make a flag, American Legion word search and colonial games, 1 to 3 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

 

Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — “Vermont Politics and the 2016 Election,” Stewart Ledbetter on his time covering U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ run for the presidency, 5:30 p.m. Manchester Community Library, Manchester Vt.

Ventfort Hall — “My Father, Victor Borge: Concert Pianist/Comedian” will bring to Ventfort Hall his daughter, actress Frederikke Borge, 4 p.m. tea and talk. Lenox.

 

Music

Marble House Project — Artseed talk and musical performance by Andrea Clearfield, composer of music for orchestra, chorus, chamber ensemble, dance, and multimedia collaborations, 6 p.m., free. Dorset, Vt.

 

Wednesday June 15

 

Film

Mason Library — Film Showing:  “After Winter, Spring” 7 p.m. Périgord region of southwest France, the last generation of family farmers in a region continuously cultivated for 5,000 years? 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

 

Food

Hevreh — “The Power of Food: How food sustained our ancestors, and how we can use it to sustain ourselves,” 7 p.m. Great Barrington

 

Music

Band and Barbecue — Concert in the park 5 to 5:30 p.m. outside Lee Congregational Church, free. 25 Park Place, Lee.

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

 

Outdoors

Bascom Lodge — “Civilian Conservation Corps,” talk and images with Mount Greylock ranger Judd Stull, 6 p.m., free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

Mass Audubon — Evening at the Beaver Ponds, walk and talk 7:30 p.m., Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox.

 

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.

Living Room Theatre — “Men of Tortuga”  by Jason Wells, a dangerous comedy, 7:30 p.m., Park-McCullough House, One Park St., North Bennington, Vt.

Oldcastle Theatre — “39 Steps,” 150 characters, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, secret agents and romance, 7:30 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

 

Thursday June 16

 

About Town

Third Thursday — Street festival: Green Mile Road Race, dance party with DJ BFG, yoga, slasa dance lessons, chair massage 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.

Wanderlust — mindfulness retreat, festival with teachers in mindful living, yoga and meditation, organic food, music, talks, workshops and outdoor activities. Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton, Vt.

 

Books and Writers

Bennington College — Bennington MFA in writing: readings with students, faculty and visiting writers. Schedule bennington.edu/MFAWriting

 

Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — “Out of the Whirlwind: The Book of Job,” Rev. Bertrand Fay of The College of Saint Rose, 5:30 p.m. Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester Vt.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires — “Hear and Listen to the Voice of God, with Rabbi Neal Borovitz,” talk, 10:45 a.m. at Congregation Knesset Israel, Pittsfield. “The Future of Jewish Life in Europe,” talk and annual meeting, 7 p.m. at Seven Hills Inn, 40 Plunkett St., Lenox. Free. 413-442-4360, ext. 10.

 

Food

Marble House Project — Culinary workshop: Spring Salads and New Dressing Ideas – 3 salads, 3 dressings with seasonal MHP vegetables, garden tour, meal and wine pairing. Dorset, Vt. Register marblehouseproject.org

 

Music

Gateway Jazz Festival — “Keep On Keepin’ On,” Justin Kauflin and Clark Terry, documentary screening 6 p.m. at Lee Library to open weekend celebration. Free. berkshiregatewayjazz.org

Hevreh — Jazz Reflections with The Barrington Jazz Ensemble, 4 p.m., selections from the Great American Songbook from Kern and Berlin to Gershwin, Rogers, Arlen and Porter. Great Barrington.

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “Kimberly Akimbo,” Debra Jo Rupp as a teenager with a rare aging illness, 7:30 p.m. Stage II, 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.

Dorset Theatre Festival — “Table Manners,” 7:30 p.m.  second play in Anal Ayckbourn’s “The Norman Conquests,” 1970s at an English country estate. Dorset, Vt.

Oldcastle Theatre — “39 Steps,” 150 characters, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, secret agents and romance, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company — “Ugly Lies the Bone,” a woman returning from three tours in Afghanistan, 7:30 p.m. 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

 

Friday June 17

 

About Town

Manchester Streetfest — Live music with The Prescription, food, chef’s support of the Manchester Rescue Squad, children’s activities 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Manchester, Vt. 802-362-5333

Wanderlust — mindfulness retreat, festival with teachers in mindful living, yoga and meditation, organic food, music, talks, workshops and outdoor activities. Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton, Vt.

 

Books and Writers

Bennington College — Bennington MFA in writing: readings with students, faculty and visiting writers. Schedule bennington.edu/MFAWriting

The Bookstore — Photography art opening in Shade Gallery 5 to 7 p.m. Get Lit Wine Bar, Lenox.

 

Dance

Shire City Sanctuary — Swing dance with live music by Lucky 5 String Band, lesson 7 p.m. and dance begins at 8. Dance on third Fridays monthly. 40 Melville St., Pittsfield.

 

History

Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon — Opening weekend, 10 a.m. with summer exhibit, “Wash: There is no dirt in heaven,” daily work of Shaker women and men in communal laundry, and guided tours 12:30 and 2:30 p.m., new tour to the North Family Shaker Cemetery and Community Memorial. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. shakerml.org

 

Music

Gateway Jazz Festival — Gallery art show and reception 4 to 6 p.m., free, music-themed art on display all weekend. Bria Skonberg, trumpeter, vocalist and specialist in hot jazz, in concert 8 p.m. Lee Meeting House. berkshiregatewayjazz.org

Guthrie Center — Harpeth Rising, folk banjo and violin, cello and foot percussion, 8 p.m. Doors open at 6. Great Barrington.

Mohawk Trail Concerts — Gregory Hayes, harpsichord, and Sally Pinkas, piano, music of J. S. Bach, 7:30 p.m. Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont.

Southern Vermont Arts Center — Bob Stannard and Those Dangerous Bluesmen with Big Llou Johnson of Sirius XM BB King Bluesville, 7 p.m. Manchester, Vt.

Tanglewood — Popular artist series: Dolly Parton, country and western, 7 p.m. in the Shed. Route 183, Lenox.

 

Outdoors

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Cocktails in Great Gardens: summer party in the garden of Alice Platt, Craryville, N.Y. Register for directions.

Mass Audubon — “Wild Thing 5k/10k Trail Race Practice Series-Run the 5k Route” 8 to 11 a.m., free. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox.

Spencertown Academy — Hidden Gardens Tour festivities kick off with the Twilight in the Garden Cocktail Party, 6 p.m. at a private home, Spencertown, N.Y.

 

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 Playwrights Lab — Opening night gala with original short plays and live perforances, 7:30 p.m. Wyantenuck Country Club, 45 West Sheffield Road, Great Barrington. 413-528-2544, berkshireplaywrightslab.org

Berkshire Theatre Group — “Fiorello!” Pulitzer and Tony awardwinning musical based on Mayor LaGuardia’s battle against Tammany Hall, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Dorset Theatre Festival — “Table Manners,” 7:30 p.m.  second play in Anal Ayckbourn’s “The Norman Conquests,” 1970s at an English country estate. Dorset, Vt.

Living Room Theatre — “Men of Tortuga”  by Jason Wells, a dangerous comedy, 7:30 p.m., Park-McCullough House, One Park St., North Bennington, Vt.

Oldcastle Theatre — “39 Steps,” 150 characters, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, secret agents and romance, 7:30 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company — “The Taming” by Lauren Gunderson, red-state vs. blue-state comedy inspired by Shakespeare, 7:30 p.m. 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Town Players — “Win/Lose/Draw” by Ara Watson and Mary Gallagher, 8 p.m. Whitney center for the Arts, Pittsfield.

 

Saturday June 18

 

About Town

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

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

Bidwell House — “Praying Town to Casino – Current Issues of Sovereignty for Native Americans,” Eugene R. Fidell, who teaches Federal Indian Law and American Indian Tribal Law at Yale Law School, introduced by Rick Wilcox, who will give a brief history of the Stockbridge Mohicans and how they came to be where they are today. 10 a.m. Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham.

Great Barrington Heritage Day — Townwide celebration and daylong events include Housatonic river walk and paddle 9 a.m., bike tour of Great Barrington and Housatonic historic highlights 9 a.m., photo walk at Great Barrington Fairgrounds 9 a.m., alternative history tour of downtown wth Bernard Drew 9:30 a.m.; Truman Wheeler Farmstead tour 10 a.m., 11, noon and 1 p.m. on South Main Street; Story of Indian Line Farm and CSA farms talk at noon at the farmers market; guided walking tours at W.E.B. DuBois Homesite, noon and 2 p.m., off Route 23; Behind the scenes at the Mahaiwe, noon; Iron Industry in the Woods hike 1 p.m. at Fountain Pond; story circle with Barby Cardillo 2 p.m.; classic films at the Mahaiwe 10 a.m. and 4 and 7 p.m., and restaurant tastings  downtown from 5 to 7. Great Barrington. mahaiwe.org

Wanderlust — mindfulness retreat, festival with teachers in mindful living, yoga and meditation, organic food, music, talks, workshops and outdoor activities. Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton, Vt.

Weston Vt. Birthday Bash — The Vermont Country Store, the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company and the town of Weston celebrate with a parade, birthday cake and scavenger hunt, live music, local food and drink and an evening Playhouse Party performance.All welcome. Evening performance is free with reservations westonplayhouse.org

 

Art

Becket Arts Center — Local Artists show with ceramist Kristin O’Neill, wood designer David Rothstein, photographer Harold Ware and watercolorist Ellen Kaiden opens with reception 2 to 4 p.m. Route 8, Becket.

Berkshire Museum — Makers Day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., see demonstrations by some of innovative makers who call the Berkshires home. Pittsfield.

Chesterwood — Contemporary sculpture show: “The Nature of Glass: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2016” opens today, curated by Jim Schantz of Schantz Galleries, with 12 nationally recognized glass artists including William Carlson, Daniel Clayman, Richard Jolley, and Tom Patti. Stockbridge.

Hancock Shaker Village — Swallowtail Bookmarks workshop, cut swallowtails and fasten pieces together using copper tacks with behind-the-scenes woodworking tour, 10 a.m. to noon. Pittsfield.

Mass MoCA — Kidspace opens “Here Comes the Sun,” Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Federico Uribe’s magical, colorful, sculptural menagerie of animals, and Chicago-based artist Nick Cave’s “Kaleidoscopic Playground,” free opening celebration with the artists 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. North Adams.

OMI International Arts Center — Charley Friedman will show work in our Visitors Center Gallery with an opening reception and artist talk, 4 p.m. Free. Ghent. N.Y.

 

Books and Writers

Bennington College — Bennington MFA in writing: readings with students, faculty and visiting writers. Schedule bennington.edu/MFAWriting

The Bookstore — C.W. Huntington reads from “Maya,” a novel, 4 p.m. Get Lit Wine Bar, Lenox.

Northshire Bookstore — David Van Wie (7 authors), “The Confluence,” 11 a.m. at Orvis. “An Unlikely Hero,” Adrianna Brown in conversation with John Hyde, 7 p.m. Manchester, Vt.

 

Conversations

Stockbridge Library — Second Annual William Selke Memorial Lecture: “How Paleontology Can Help Save the World,” by Dr. Warren Allmon. 4 p.m. Stockbridge.413-298-5501

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

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Season opening gala 5 p.m. with Bridgeman / Packer’s “Truck,” festival artists Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and Dorrance Dance, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, the School at Jacob’s Pillow ballet program in a work created by former Boston Ballet principal dancer Yury Yanowsky and more. Opening of Lois Greenfield  photography exhibit, live and silent auctions, dinner and dancing with live music. Becket.

Lenox Contradance — Kathleen Fownes on fiddle and Jim Fownes on piano with calling by Peter Stix, dance to live music, 7:45 to 11 p.m. Beginners welcome early, no experience or partner needed. Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox.

 

Film

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — “Snow White,” classic Disney film, 10 a.m. “King Kong” (1933), 4 p.m. “Prety Poison,” 1968 crime classic, 7 p.m. Admission with Great Barrington Heritage Day button.14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

 

Music

Aston Magna Festival — Love and Lamentation,17th Century Italian works by Monteverdi, Marini, Marazzoli and Rossi, 6 p.m., talk 5 p.m., with Erin Headley, guest director, lirone and viola da gamba; Teresa Wakim and Nell Snaidas, sopranos;

Daniel Stepner, baroque violin; Laura Jeppesen, violin/viola da gamba; Catherine Liddell, theorbo; Michael Sponseller, harpsichord. Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington.

Clark Art Institute — The Nude: Sacred and Erotic, concert by the Four Nations Ensemble, 6:30 p.m. with “Splendor, Myth, and Vision” exhibit; tapas and drinks available. Williamstown.

Gateway Jazz Festival — Jazz brunch with Release the Penguins 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Starving Artist Café and Creperie. Jazz Saturday in the Park, free concerts and food vendors noon to 3 p.m. at Church Park. Jazz pianist Justin Kauflin in concert 8 p.m., and Gallery art show, music-themed art all weekend at Lee Meeting House. berkshiregatewayjazz.org

Guthrie Center — Jemima James, folk, storytelling and soul, 8 p.m. Doors open at 6. Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA — Dan Zanes’ Lead Belly Project, celebrating an American icon, 2 p.m., Courtyard C or Hunter Center. North Adams

Merwin House — Twilight Lawn Concert with local guitarist Nico Wohl and friends in an open air concert on the grounds, picnics welcome, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 14 Main St., Stockbridge. Free. 617-994-6662

Mohawk Trail Concerts — Gregory Hayes, harpsichord, and Sally Pinkas, piano, music of J. S. Bach, 7:30 p.m. Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont.

Tanglewood — Popular artist series: Earth, Wind & Fire, blending R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin and African music, 7 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.

Flying Deer Nature Center — Flying Deer Family Day: 20th anniversary celebration with nature stations, games, barbecue, contradance 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 5 Abode Rd., New Lebanon, N.Y. (518) 794-6687, flyingdeernaturcenter.org

Garden Conservancy Open Days — Garden tours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Falls Village, Kent and Washington, Conn., plus Amenia, N.Y. 888-842-2442, opendaysprogram.org

Great Barrington Greenways — Great Barrington Heritage Day walks 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Great Barrington loop hike to Lake Mansfield and Lake Mansfield Conservation Forest Trail, River Walk tour and explore the Du Bois interpretative exhibit, canoe ride to Sheffield covered bridge and more. Great Barrington

Hildene — Summer Bird Walk: Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders survey wild birds, 7 a.m., free. Manchester, Vt.

Mass Audubon — “Birding the Berks — Mount Greylock” 6 a.m., North Adams. Register 413-637-0320.

The Mount — Berkshire Botanical Garden leads an off-site trip to Edith Wharton’s gardens with landscape architect Walter Cudnohufsky, 9 a.m. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Spencertown Academy — Hidden Gardens Tour: 12th annual self-guided celebration, “Artful Landscapes: Village and Country Gardens,” five private gardens in Spencertown and Kinderhook, N.Y. and the gardens of Edna St. Vincent Millay at Steepletop in Austerlitz, N.Y., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adam Wheeler of Broken Arrow Nursery in Hamden, Conn., on deer-proof and resistant landscaping, 8:30 a.m. at the academy; Garden Market with plants, vintage garden décor, containers, furniture and more by 20 dealers, demonstrations in the afternoon, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.on the Village Green, free. Spencertown, N.Y.

Williamstown Rural Lands — 30th anniversary celebration hike at Hopkins Forest, hike meets at 9:30 a.m. WRLF headquarters on Route 7, Williamstown.

 

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 — “Fiorello!” Pulitzer and Tony awardwinning musical based on Mayor LaGuardia’s battle against Tammany Hall,2 and 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Dorset Theatre Festival — “Table Manners,” 7:30 p.m.  second play in Anal Ayckbourn’s “The Norman Conquests,” 1970s at an English country estate. Dorset, Vt.

Living Room Theatre — “Men of Tortuga”  by Jason Wells, a dangerous comedy, 7:30 p.m., Park-McCullough House, One Park St., North Bennington, Vt.

Oldcastle Theatre — “39 Steps,” 150 characters, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, secret agents and romance, 7:30 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Sandisfield Arts Center — “Our Town” by Thorton Wilder performed by The Sandisfield Players, 2 and 8 p.m. Sandisfield.

Shakespeare & Company — “The Taming” by Lauren Gunderson, red-state vs. blue-state comedy inspired by Shakespeare, 3 p.m. “Ugly Lies the Bone,” a woman returning from three tours in Afghanistan, 7:30 p.m. 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Town Players — “Win/Lose/Draw” by Ara Watson and Mary Gallagher, 8 p.m. Whitney center for the Arts, Pittsfield.

 

Sunday June 19

 

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.

Hancock Shaker Village — Father’s Day at the village with beer talk and sausage tent. Pittsfield.

Wanderlust — mindfulness retreat, festival with teachers in mindful living, yoga and meditation, organic food, music, talks, workshops and outdoor activities. Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton, Vt.

 

Art

Clark Art Institute — “Nudity and Nakedness in Renaissance Europe,” 3 p.m., free talk. Father’s Day barbecue 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Williamstown.

 

Books and Writers

Bennington College — Bennington MFA in writing: readings with students, faculty and visiting writers. Schedule bennington.edu/MFAWriting

 

Dance

Sandisfield Arts Center — “Inside Jacob’s Pillow and the World of Dance” with Anna-Marie Holmes accompanied by Ramona Pansegrau, 2 p.m. Sandisfield.

 

Music

Barrington Stage Company — “The Niko Songbook” with composer Niko Tsaklakos, rock, pop and jazz, 8 p.m. Stage II, Pittsfield.

Celebration of Jewish Music — Jewish/ African-American Connection, talk and performance 4 p.m., Lenox Library, Lenox.

Gateway Jazz Festival — Jazz brunch with the Rich Vinette Quintet, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Starving Artist Café and Creperie. Gallery art show, music-themed art all weekend at Lee Meeting House. berkshiregatewayjazz.org

Knesset Israel — “Brunch, Blues, and Bach: A Gala Event” 10 a.m. with Dr. Eli Newberger and his band of Boston jazz musicians, Eli and the Hot 6, and Kids4Harmony Ensemble. 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Park McCullough House — Concert with Reeds Amis and JJ Beck, 6 p.m. 1 Park St., North Bennington.

Tanglewood — Popular artist series: Brian Wilson presents “Pet Sounds” with al Jardine and Blondie Chalpin, 50th anniversary celebration, 2:30 p.m. in the Shed. Route 183, Lenox.

 

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Father’s Day canoe trip 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with guided talk about the river, wildlife and history. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. To register 413-298-3239, ext. 3013

Berkshire Knapsackers — Southern Extension of the South Taconic Trail: Quarry Hill Trail to Shagroy Road, off Route 22 just north of Millerton, N.Y. Brin g water and snacks for an all-day trek. Leaders: Vicki Singer, 413-442-3701, Kathy Lee, 413-443-9562

Tamarack Hollow — Summer Solstice and Father’s Day Floodplain Forest Canoe trip, 9 a.m. Learn wetland plants and animals with naturalist Aimee Gelinas, Mill River, Easthampton.

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “American Son” premier by Christopher Demos-Brown, a biracial couple face a crisis over their brilliant son, 5 p.m., Main Stage; “Kimberly Akimbo,” Debra Jo Rupp as a teenager with a rare aging illness, 3 p.m. Stage II, Pittsfield.

Dorset Theatre Festival — “Table Manners,” 2 p.m.  second play in Anal Ayckbourn’s “The Norman Conquests,” 1970s at an English country estate. Dorset, Vt.

Shakespeare & Company — “The Taming” by Lauren Gunderson, red-state vs. blue-state comedy inspired by Shakespeare, 7:30 p.m. “Ugly Lies the Bone,” a woman returning from three tours in Afghanistan, 3 p.m. 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Oldcastle Theatre — “39 Steps,” 150 characters, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, secret agents and romance, 2 p.m. Bennington, Vt.

Town Players — “Win/Lose/Draw” by Ara Watson and Mary Gallagher, 2 p.m. Whitney center for the Arts, Pittsfield.

WAM Theatre — Fresh Takes play reading, “The Oregon Trail,” 3 p.m. No. 6 Depot, 6 Depot St., West Stockbridge.

 

Photo at the top: Bria Skonberg will perform at the Gateway Jazz Festival in Lee. Photo courtesy of Bria Skonberg.

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