Week ahead June 20 to 26

Monday June 20

 

About Town

Clark Art Institute — Body and the Beat: Summer Solstice Gathering, 6 to 9 p.m., free, Williamstown.

 

Books and Writers

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

The Bookstore — Robert Sugarman reads from “Antibes 1950,” a novel, 7 p.m. Get Lit Wine Bar, Lenox.

 

Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — “Bosch and the Time of Uncertainty,” Dr. Jane Carroll of Dartmouth College will explore some of Bosch’s major works, 5:30 p.m., Stratton Mountain School, 7 World Cup Cir, South Londonderry Vt.

 

Music

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

BU Tanglewood Institute — Faculty Recital, Terry Everson, trumpet, 6 p.m., free. Trinity Church, 88 Walker St., Lenox.

 

Outdoors

Merck Forest and Farmland Center — Solstice Full Moon experience with Roderick Wilson, followed by a moonlit hike led by Chris Hubbard, 7 p.m. Free. Rupert, Vt.

 

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.

Temple Anshe Amunim — “The Trial of Aaron,” by Jesse Waldinger, 7 p.m. While Moses stood on Mount Sinai, his brother Aaron  built a Golden Calf: Why? Pittsfield.

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

 

Tuesday June 21

 

Books and Writers

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

Marble House Project — Artseed readings by Judith Torrea, independent investigative blogger, journalist and author based in Ciudad Juárez, México, and Janée J. Baugher, author of two ekphrastic poetry collections, 6 p.m., free. Dorset, Vt.

 

Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — “In Defense of Civility — Why It Matters… Or Does It?” Professor James Calvin Davis of Middlebury College on the 2016 presidential election cycle, 5:30 p.m. Manchester Community Library, Manchester Vt.

Ventfort Hall — Pittsfield historian Jeffry A. Bradway introduces “Joseph McArthur Vance, Architect for the Berkshires and Beyond,” designer of Colonial Theatre and more than 250 more, 4 p.m. tea and talk. Lenox.

 

Music

Eagles Band — Broadway show tunes, music from TV, movies, patriotic favorites and marches, free concert in the park 7 p.m. at the Commons, 100 First St., Pittsfield.

Tanglewood — Singer-songwriter and Rock-n-Roll hall-of-famer Jackson Browne, 7 p.m. in the Shed. Route 183, Lenox.

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “The Power of Drama” conversation with Christopher Demos-Brown, playwright of “American Son,” 4 p.m. Stage II, “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 — “Fiorello!” Pulitzer and Tony awardwinning musical based on Mayor LaGuardia’s battle against Tammany Hall, 7 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Dorset Theatre Festival — New Play reading series: “Employee of the Month” by actor, playwright, HBO Def Poet Brian Dykstra, 7 p.m. Dorset, Vt. 802-867-2223.

 

Wednesday June 22

Books and Writers

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

Clark Art Institute — StorySlam @ The Clark, 7 p.m., Lunder Center at Stone Hill, free, Williamstown.

The Mount — Ghost Tour of the house and grounds, 7:30 p.m. Lenox.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Aspen Santa Fe Ballet celebrates 20th anniversary with Pillow-commissioned work “Huma Rojo” by Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto and Alejandro Cerrudo’s “Silent Ghost” set to Dustin Hamman, King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Ólafur Arnolds and Nils Frahm, 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. Juan Siddi Flamendo Santa Fe to live music, 8:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Inside/Out: The Bang Group, percussive and comic, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket.

 

Music

BU Tanglewood Institute — Faculty Recital, Eric Ruske, French horn, 6 p.m. String Workshops Faculty: Klaudia Szlachta, violin; Michelle LaCourse, viola; Mihail Jojatu, cello; and Hyun-Ji Kwon, cello, 7:30 p.m. Free. Trinity Church, 88 Walker St., Lenox.

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

 

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.

Dorset Theatre Festival — “Table Manners,” 2 and 7:30 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. 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

 

Thursday June 23

 

About Town

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

 

Books and Writers

Arrowhead — Hawthorne House Tour with author Mark Beauregard reading from his novel  “The Whale: A Love Story,” 4 p.m. Herman Melville’s historic house. Pittsfield.

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

The Bookstore — Mark Beauregard reads from “The Whale: A Love Story,” a novel, 7 p.m. Get Lit Wine Bar, Lenox.

The Mount — Le Café Français French conversation, coffee and croissants, 8:30 a.m. Lenox.

 

Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — “Extreme Sports: What Difference Does Gender Make?” Author and adventurer Jan Reynolds reflects on setting world climbing and skiing records as a woman in a male-dominated field. 5:30 p.m. Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester Vt.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires — “A Philatelic Tour of the Righteous Among The Nations,” talk, 10:45 a.m. at Congregation Knesset Israel, Pittsfield. Free.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Aspen Santa Fe Ballet celebrates 20th anniversary with Pillow-commissioned work “Huma Rojo” by Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto and Alejandro Cerrudo’s “Silent Ghost” set to Dustin Hamman, King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Ólafur Arnolds and Nils Frahm, 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. Juan Siddi Flamendo Santa Fe to live music, 8:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Inside/Out: Emery LeCrone Dance, innovative ballet, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket.

 

Art

Makers Mill — Mill Chill night of dancing, auctions, art, and food, 7 p.m. Auction of local and locally connected art to benefit the maker space. Elk’s Lodge, 100 Eagle St., North Adams. northadamsmakersmill.org

 

Family

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

Berkshire Music School — Berkshire Blues benefit with Misty Blues 4 p.m. to support scholarship program. Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

BU Tanglewood Institute — Muir String Quartet 6 p.m. Wind Faculty Recital with Ronald Haroutunian, bassoon; and Linda Toote, flute, 7:30 p.m. Free. Trinity Church, 88 Walker St., Lenox.

Hevreh — “It takes a village … or at least a duo … to write great songs,” 7:30 p.m. Rabbi emeritus Deborah Zecher performs Kander and Ebb, and Maltby and Shire with pianist Joe Rose. Great Barrington.

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

 

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.

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.

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

 

Friday June 24

Books and Writers

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

Northshire Bookstore — Orgyen Chowang reads from “Our Pristine Mind,” 7 p.m. Manchester, Vt.

 

Art

Chesterwood — Opening for Contemporary sculpture show: “The Nature of Glass: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2016,” curated by Jim Schantz of Schantz Galleries, with 12 nationally recognized glass artists including William Carlson, Daniel Clayman, Richard Jolley, and Tom Patti. Curatorial tour, silent auction 4 to 7 p.m. Gala benefit 7 to 9 p.m. Stockbridge.

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

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Aspen Santa Fe Ballet celebrates 20th anniversary with Pillow-commissioned work “Huma Rojo” by Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto and Alejandro Cerrudo’s “Silent Ghost” set to Dustin Hamman, King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Ólafur Arnolds and Nils Frahm, 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. Juan Siddi Flamendo Santa Fe to live music, 8:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Pillow Talk, “Three Artists, Twe Companies,” 5 p.m. with Tom Mossbrucker and Jean-Philippe Malaty of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, 5 p.m., and Inside/Out: Urban Bush Women, 6:15 p.m., both free. Becket.

 

Family

Clark Art Institute — Free Fun Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., free admission and activities, Williamstown.

The Mount — Free Fun Friday with family activities 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., free. Lenox.

Tanglewood — Berkshire Music School student ensembles play Tanglewood’s Family Fun Fest, 1 to 5 p.m., free. 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.

 

Film

Merck Forest and Farmland Center — Screening of the new documentary “America’s First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment,” Biltmore Estate chief forester Carl Schenck and the first school of forestry in American history. Scheck was cousin and mentor to George Merck, founder the center. 7 p.m. Free. Rupert, Vt.

 

Music

BU Tanglewood Institute — Student Recital with French Horn Workshop 10 a.m. Faculty recital with Mike Roylance, tuba, 6 p.m. Free. Trinity Church, 88 Walker St., Lenox.

Guthrie Center — Folk icon Tom Rush, 8 p.m. Doors open at 6. Great Barrington.

Tanglewood — Chris Botti, Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer in jazz and pop, 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, 2 and 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.

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.

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

Theater Barn — “Don’t Talk to the Actors,” a comic love letter to theater, 8 p.m. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

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

 

Saturday June 25

 

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.

Columbia County Historical Society — Belowstairs wine dinner with Hudson-Chatham Winery, 5 to 10 p.m. James Vanderpoel House, 16 Broad St., Kinderhook, N.Y. cchsny.org

Naumkeag — Naum-kegger, summer solstice celebration with drinks, bonfire, live music and dancing 5 to 8 p.m. Stockbridge.

Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon — Opening party outdoors at the North Family with grilling and beer, North Family picnic with new director and pie auction. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. shakerml.org

 

Art

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

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

 

Books and Writers

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

Northshire Bookstore — Garden tour 2 p.m., John Doiron reads from “The Widowmaker” 7 p.m. Manchester, Vt.

 

Conversations

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

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Aspen Santa Fe Ballet celebrates 20th anniversary with Pillow-commissioned work “Huma Rojo” by Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto and Alejandro Cerrudo’s “Silent Ghost” set to Dustin Hamman, King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Ólafur Arnolds and Nils Frahm, 2 and 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. Juan Siddi Flamendo Santa Fe to live music, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Pillow Talk: “Finding Our Community” 4 p.m. with Urban Bush Women’s founder-director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Inside/Out: School at Jacob’s Pillow ballet, 6:15 p.m., both free. Becket.

Summer Solstice contradance Strawberry Season Contra with live music by Boston-based band Anadama and calling by Fern Bradley. Beginner/ family lesson starts at 7:30, contradances at 8, no partner or experience nedded. Dewey Memorial Hall, 91 Main St., Sheffield. 860-672-6101, sheffieldcontradance.wordpress.com

 

History

Bidwell House — “A Week in the Life of Rev. Adonijah Bidwell, Reimagined,” John Demos, American history professor emeritus meritus at Yale University, 10 a.m. Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham.

North Adams Historical Society — “Everything Trains  — Peppersass Comes to North Adams,” 150th anniversary of Old Peppersas, nationwide tour of the first cog-driven train with film free at Western Gateway Heritage State Park Building 4N. Curran Highway (Route 8), 413-664-4700

 

Family

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

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

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — “The Third Man,” 1949 murder mystery, 7 p.m.14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

 

Music

Aston Magna Festival — The Trio Sonata 6 p.m., talk 5 p.m. Handel, Corelli, Purcell, Leclair and an Alex Burtzos world premiere for period instruments; with artists Daniel Stepner, and Edson Scheid, baroque violins; Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba; Michael Sponseller, harpsichord; Robinson Pyle, trumpet; Jonathan Hess, tympanist. Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington.

BU Tanglewood Institute — Student Recital with String Quartet Workshop, noon. Free. Trinity Church, 88 Walker St., Lenox.

Guthrie Center — Folk icon Tom Rush, 8 p.m. Doors open at 6. Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA — FreshGrass Presents The Suitcase Junket, 8 p.m., Dré Pavilion or Club B10. North Adams

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

Tanglewood — “Prairie Home Companion” live with Garrison Keillor, 5:45 p.m. in the Shed. Route 183, Lenox.

Tannery Pond Concerts — Jasper Quartet with flutist Eugenia Zukerman, Beethoven, Foote, Ginastera and Debussy, 8 p.m. Darrow School, New Lebanon, N.Y.

 

Outdoors

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

Berkshire Knapsackers — Pittsfield watershed area along old roads, 6 miles past Ashley Lake, Sandwash Reservoir and October Mountain Lake, returning along the Appalachian Trail. Meet 9:30 a.m. at Williams Street plaza parking lot, Pittsfield. Carl Filios, 413-822-9119

Garden Conservancy Open Days — Garden tours in Craryville, Hillsdale, Hudson, Millerton and Valatie N.Y. 888-842-2442, opendaysprogram.org

HooRWA — Bring-Your-Own-Canoe for a Water Chestnut Pull, 10 a.m. to remove invasive species from the Hoosic River. Boat launch off Route 67, Johnsonville, N.Y. Register 518-659-5263

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “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.

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.

Performance Space 21 — Marquies Productions, “YOL, A New Kind of Circus,” 7:30 p.m. new circus/theater production company founded by a graduate of Ecole Nationale de Cirque, Montréal. Chatham, N.Y.

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.

Theater Barn — “Don’t Talk to the Actors,” a comic love letter to theater, 4 and 8 p.m. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

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

 

Sunday June 26

 

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.

North Adams — Berkshire Food Festival with WNAW 1230AM and WUPE 100.1FM, bands and car cruise-ins noon to 4 p.m., north Main Street, downtown. explorenorthadams.com

 

Art

Berkshire Museum — “Painting the Modern Garden: From Monet to Matisse,” film, 2 p.m., documentary about artists and their gardens. Pittsfield.

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

Books and Writers

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

The Bookstore — Joan Embree reads from “You and Your Stories,” a memoir, 3 p.m. Get Lit Wine Bar, Lenox.

Hevreh — Rabbi Hirsch on “Walking a Literary Labyrinth: A Spirituality of Reading,” by Nancy Malone, an Ursuline Nun who draws from spiritual and secular sources, 10:30 a.m. Great Barrington

Robert Frost Stone House Museum — “Sunday Afternoons with Robert Frost” programs, “You Come Too: My Journey with Robert Frost,” Frost’s granddaughter Lesley Lee Francis shares intimate details of the poet’s family life, 2 p.m. Shaftsbury, Vt.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Master class with Juan Siddi Flamenco, 10 a.m. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet celebrates 20th anniversary with Pillow-commissioned work “Huma Rojo” by Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto and Alejandro Cerrudo’s “Silent Ghost” set to Dustin Hamman, King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Ólafur Arnolds and Nils Frahm, 2 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. Juan Siddi Flamendo Santa Fe to live music, 28:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Becket.

 

History

North Adams Historical Society — “Everything Trains  — Peppersass Comes to North Adams,” 150th anniversary of Old Peppersas, nationwide tour of the first cog-driven train with film free at Western Gateway Heritage State Park Building 4N. Curran Highway (Route 8), 413-664-4700

 

Family

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.

 

Music

BU Tanglewood Institute — Faculty recitals, Danby Cho, clarinet, 2:30 p.m. and Benjamin Fox, oboe , 4 p.m. Free. Trinity Church, 88 Walker St., Lenox.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Joshua Redman Quartet with Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers and Greg Hutchinson, saxophone with live jazz 7 p.m.14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Mohawk Trail Concerts — Adaskin String Trio, music of Gideon Klein, Beethoven and more, 3 p.m. Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont.

Summer Pops Concert — American Salute: Sage City Symphony and Music Company Orchestra, pop favorites and armed forces salute directed by Gerald Lanoue, 4 p.m. to support the Village School of North Bennington’s String Program. 9 School St, North Bennington, Vt. 802-442-5955, vsnb.org

Ventfort Hall — Pianist Jessica Roemischer, Gilded Age concert and story-telling, 4 p.m. Lenox.

 

Outdoors

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

Bascom Lodge — Beekeeping talk with Richard Clapper from the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association, 6 p.m., free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

Mass Audubon — Wild Thing 5k/10k Trail Race 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary through Kennedy Park, Lenox. Benefits Pleasant Valley’s education and programming, awards including best-dressed ‘native species’ runners. 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, 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,” 7:30 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, 3 p.m. 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Theater Barn — “Don’t Talk to the Actors,” a comic love letter to theater, 2 p.m. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

 

Photo at the top: Maddie Jo Landers, Tangela Large and Lucy Lavely appear in ‘The Taming.’ Photo by Enrico Spada, courtesy of Shakespeare & Co.

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