Week ahead June 27 to July 3

The percussion of South American gauchos comes to Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival with Che Malambo; Tennessee Williams opens Williamstown Theatre Festival’s mainstage season; fireflies light the dusk over stone hill … Summer is officially here.

In the photo above: Bereshit Dance Company from Seoul, Korea, will perform at Jacob’s Pillow this week. Photo by Park Sang-Yun, courtesy of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

 

Monday June 27

 

Books and Writers

Shirley Jackson Day — Celebration of 100th birthday of novelist and short story writer Shirley Jackson on the day when one of her best-known stories, “The Lottery,” is set. Live readings and performances with two of her children, J.S. Holly and Barry Hyman, 7 p.m. Left Bank, 1 Bank St., North Bennington. 802-681-7161

 

Music

BU Tanglewood Institute — Faculty recitals, Ken Radnofsky, saxophone, 6 p.m. and BU Trombone Studio with Don Lucas, trombone, 7:30 p.m. Free. Trinity Church, 88 Walker St., Lenox.

 

Outdoors

The Bookstore — Will Beemer presents “Learn To Timber Frame,” 7 p.m. Get Lit Wine Bar, Lenox.

Dalton CRA — 22nd Annual Golf Tournament, benefits Dalton Community Recreation Association and Dalton Youth Center programming, 12:30 p.m. start Wahconah Country Club, Dalton. 413-684-0260, dalton cra.org

Williamstown Rural Lands — Firefly hike and campfire on Sheep Hill, 8 p.m. with stories and s’mores. Rain date Juy 1. Williamstown.

 

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 June 28

 

Dance

Marble House Project — Artseed dance performance by by Joanna Kotze, 2013  “Bessie” awardwinner for outstanding emerging choreographer. 6 p.m., free. Dorset, Vt.

 

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.

 

History

Ventfort Hall — Cornelia Brooke Gilder, “Past Private Gateposts: Up Winding Drives of Historic Berkshire Houses,” 4 p.m. tea and talk. Lenox.

 

Music

Barrington Stage Company — Musical Theatre Conservatory presents “Let the Sun Shine In,” songs from ’60s musicals, Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, 9:30 p.m. Stage II, Pittsfield.

BU Tanglewood Institute — String Workshops Faculty with Klaudia Szlachta, violin; Michelle LaCourse, viola; Mihail Jojatu, cello; and Hyun-Ji Kwon, cello, 6 p.m. Free. Trinity Church, 88 Walker St., 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.

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

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. ’62 Center, Williams College, Williamstown.

 

Wednesday June 29

 

Books and Writers

Bascom Lodge — “Mastheads,” Architects Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson will present their architectural project-in-progress based on Herman Melville, Nathanial Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Oliver Wendell Holmes. 6 p.m., free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

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.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Che Malambo traditional dance of South American cowboys (gauchos), live drumming and 17th-century duel of strength, agility and speed, 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. Bereishit Dance Company from Soeul, Korea, “Bow” inspired by archery and “Balance and Imbalance” with Korean drummers and pansori singer, 8:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Inside/Out: Dancewave Company, Brooklyn-based program for urban youth, free, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket.

 

Family

Hubbard Hall — Magician Jim Snack, 6:30 p.m., free. Summer Library Program. Cambridge, 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 p.m. OtherStage, Weston, Vt.

 

Music

BU Tanglewood Institute — Faculty Recital, String Quartet Workshop, 6 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

Eagles Big Band — Jazz, Big Band dance music and swing, free concert 6:30 p.m. at Lilac Park, Main Street, 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 Playwrights Lab — Staged reading series, live performances of new work, 7:30 p.m. Free. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington.

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.

Chester Theatre — “My Jane” by Daniel Elihu Kramer, a contemporary Jane Eyre, 8 p.m. Chester.

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 — “Ugly Lies the Bone,” a woman returning from three tours in Afghanistan, 7:30 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 June 30

 

About town

Manchester Community Library — “Hometown Storytellers,” Vermont authors Dave Quesnel, Bob Stannard and Terry Tyler,  7 p.m. Free. Manchester, Vt.

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

Naumkeag — Naumkeag at Night, live music and cocktails in the garden 5 to 8 p.m. Stockbridge.

 

Art

Berkshire Museum — “Robert Hite: Imagined Histories,” 5 p.m., artist Robert Hite gives an illustrated talk. “Living On Earth: The Work of Robert Hite” opening reception, 6 p.m. Pittsfield.

DownStreet Art — 2016 theme, Meet Your Neighbors, spotlighting local 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

 

Books and Writers

The Mount — “Rockwell, Wharton, and World War I” with Norman Rockwell Museum’s Curator of Education, Tom Daly, and Wharton scholar Alan Price, 4 p.m. Le Café Français 8:30 a.m. Lenox.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Che Malambo traditional dance of South American cowboys (gauchos), live drumming and 17th-century duel of strength, agility and speed, 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. Bereishit Dance Company from Soeul, Korea, “Bow” inspired by archery and “Balance and Imbalance” with Korean drummers and pansori singer, 8:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Inside/Out: Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY, “GoingSolo,” Q&A with choreographer Danielle Agami, free, 6:15 p.m., free. Becket.

 

Family

Berkshire Athenaeum — Dave Yubruth, comedy and music, 1 p.m. Pittsfield.

Milne Library — Jungle Jim (all ages), magician and balloon sculpture, 3 p.m. Williamstown.

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

Marble House Project — Unlocking the Mystery of Egg Cookery – Omelets, Soufflés, Hollandaise Sauce? Learn the ABC’s of egg cookery; demonstration and soufflé. Dorset, Vt. Register marblehouseproject.org

 

Music

Barrington Stage Company — Musical Theatre Conservatory presents “Let the Sun Shine In,” songs from ’60s musicals, Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, noon, Stage II, Pittsfield.

BU Tanglewood Institute — Student Recitals, French Horn Workshop, 10 a.m. and Percussion Workshop, 7 p.m. Free. Trinity Church, 88 Walker St., Lenox.

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.

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 — “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, 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.

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, 2 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, 2 and 8 p.m., Nikos Stage. Festival Lawnch opening celebration 6:30 p.m. ’62 Center, Williams College, Williamstown.

 

Friday July 1

 

About Town

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

Berkshire Carousel — Opening today with 33 hand-carved and hand-painted horses, accessible chariot, rocking chariot and spinning tub. Eagles Trombone Ensemble with former Boston Symphony Orchestra principal trombone Ron Barron. Shop wth local artisans, pop corn, ice cream and local food. 50 Center St., Pittsfield. 413-499-0457, berkshirecarousel.com

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

The Bookstore — Jim Overmyer, Kevin Larkin, Larry Moore, Tom Daly present “Baseball in the Berkshires: A County’s Common Bond,” 7 p.m. Get Lit Wine Bar, Lenox.

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.

First Friday — Street festival with live music, gallery tour, artwalk 5 to 8 p.m. and shops open until 8 p.m. Downtown Bennington, Vt. betterbennington.com

 

Art

Berkshire Arts Festival — 15th annual juried show of more than 200 artists and artisans: ceramics, painting, jewelry, glass, wood, mixed media, sculpture, fashion and photography., live musical performances, workshops, demonstrations, children’s activities, dining and refreshments. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ski Butternut, Route 23, Great Barrington. berkshireartsfestival.com

First Fridays Artswalk — More than a dozen shows with more than 20 artists in the Upstreet Cultural District, openings 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., free. After-party 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., free. Downtown Pittsfield 413-443-6501, FirstFridaysArtswalk.com

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

Housatonic Valley Art League — Annual Juried Art Show with regional artists opening 5 to 7 p.m. 107 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts — Community Access to the Arts “I Am a Part of Art” opens 5 to 8 p.m. at Artswalk. Pittsfield.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Che Malambo traditional dance of South American cowboys (gauchos), live drumming and 17th-century duel of strength, agility and speed, 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. Bereishit Dance Company from Soeul, Korea, “Bow” inspired by archery and “Balance and Imbalance” with Korean drummers and pansori singer, 8:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Free Fun Friday 2:30 p.m. on with free daytime activities, classes, Kids Corners, guided tour and family performance by hip-hop duo The Wonder Twins. Inside/Out: The WonderTwins Billy and Bobby McClain, hip hop meets the Cotton Club and the Rat Pack, 6:15 p.m., and PillowTalk, “Improvisation in Dance,” Margaret Beals looks back at her career, 5 p.m., both free. Becket.

 

Family

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Free Fun Friday 2:30 p.m. on with free daytime activities, classes, Kids Corners, guided tour and family performance by hip-hop duo The Wonder Twins. Becket. highlandstreet.org/freefunfridays

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

Mass MoCA — Meet us at the Airport, “Around the World in 80 Days,” 8:30 p.m., Harriman-West Airport. North Adams.

 

Music

BU Tanglewood Institute — Student Recitals, Clarinet Workshop, 10 a.m.; oboe noon; tuba and euphonium 2 p.m., saxophone 4 p.m. and trombone 6 p.m., Trinity Church, 88 Walker St., free. Double bass 10 a.m., viola 12:30 p.m., cello 3 p.m., violin 5:30 p.m. at Church on the Hill, 169 Main St., free. Opera, full performance of Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, 7:30 p.m., West Street Theatre, 45 West St., free. Lenox.

Guthrie Center — John Flynn, folk singer / songwriter, 8 p.m. Doors open at 6. Great Barrington.

Meetinghouse concert — Rod MacDonald 8 p.m., part of the 1980s folk revival in Greenwich Village clubs, Unitarian Universalist Church, Bennington, Vt.

Mohawk Trail Concerts — Directors of Mohawk Trail Concerts Masako Yanagita, violin; Mark Fraser, cello; Estela Olevsky, piano, works by Bach Beethoven, Brahms, 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 8 p.m. Lenox.

Tanglewood — Popular music series: Jerry Gardia Symphonic Celebration with rock, blues, R&B and jazz guitarist Warren Haynes, 8 p.m. in the Shed. 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.

Chester Theatre — “My Jane” by Daniel Elihu Kramer, a contemporary Jane Eyre, 2 p.m. with cast conversation. Chester.

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 — Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice” 7:30 p.m. with Jonathan Epstein. 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.

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, 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 2

 

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 — Township No. 1 Day. A free community celebration of Tyringham and Monterey history, with Colonial re-enactors, live music by local musicians, children’s activities, baking contest, historic craft demonstrations, book talks and more, 1 to 4 p.m. Monterey.

Temple Anshe Amunim — Reunion and celebration of Anshe’s Religious School 5:30 p.m. honoring Emeritus Rabbi Harold Salzmann with an award for Lifetime Achievement in Jewish Education. Pittsfield.

 

Art

Bennington Museum — “Milton Avery’s Vermont,” solo exhibit on the American colorist painter, opens today. 75 Main St., Route 9, Bennington, Vt. benningtonmuseum.org

Berkshire Arts Festival — 15th annual juried show of more than 200 artists and artisans: ceramics, painting, jewelry, glass, wood, mixed media, sculpture, fashion and photography., live musical performances, workshops, demonstrations, children’s activities, dining and refreshments. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ski Butternut, Route 23, Great Barrington. berkshireartsfestival.com

 

Conversations

Barrington Stage Company — “Race, Bias and Culture in America,” free symposium including “The Struggle of Growing Up Biracial — Caught in the Middle” 1 p.m. and “Driving While Black” 3 p.m. with local community speakers, considering themes raised in the play “An American Son,” continues July 3. Main Stage, Pittsfield.

Stockbridge Library — Cemetery Walk: “The Stockbridge Library: From Market Basket to Building and Beyond,” 4 p.m. Cemetery on Main Street, 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 — Che Malambo traditional dance of South American cowboys (gauchos), live drumming and 17th-century duel of strength, agility and speed, 2 and 8 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. Bereishit Dance Company from Soeul, Korea, “Bow” inspired by archery and “Balance and Imbalance” with Korean drummers and pansori singer, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Inside/Out: School at Jacob’s Pillow, Improv Traditions from Ring Shout to Blues to Jazz, 6:15 p.m., and PillowTalk, “The Dancing Athlete” with National Museum of Dance 4 p.m., both free. Becket.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Momix dance company presents “Viva Momix,” 35th anniversary celebration with selection of favorites, 8 p.m.14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

 

Family

Berkshire Museum — WeeMuse Art Lab, 11 a.m., art-making activities with a science twist. Pittsfield.

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

Norman Rockwell Museum — Family Festival: “Home Run! An All American Baseball Day,” 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tribute to the sport and the artists who captured it with hands-on art making, tours, presentations, an outdoor clinic and a barbershop quartet. Stockbridge

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.

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

 

Music

Aston Magna Festival — Mozart’s Diversions 6 p.m., talk 5 p.m. A Musical Joke and The Horn Quintet, Divertimento, with Todd Williams and Linda Dempf, natural horn and string ensemble. Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington.

BU Tanglewood Institute — Student Recitals, Trumpet 10 a.m., string quartet 12:30 p.m., Trinity Church, 88 Walker St., free. Flute 11 a.m. and bassoon 1:30 p.m., Church on the Hill, 169 Main St., free. Opera, full performance of Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, 2:30 p.m., West Street Theatre, 45 West St., free. Lenox.

Guthrie Center — Happy Traum, folk and acoustic guitar, 8 p.m. Doors open at 6. Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA — Ghost Train Orchestra, Roaring like the ’20s, 8 p.m., Dré Pavilion or Club B10. North Adams

Mohawk Trail Concerts — David Burgess, spanish guitar, and Masako Yanagita, violin, music of Piazzolla and others, 7:30 p.m. Charlemont.

The Mount — Music After Hours, guest musicians may include the Benny Sharoni Quartet and the Wanda Houston Band free concert on the terrace 5 to 8 p.m. Lenox.

Performance Space 21 — Eleventh Annual Paul Grunberg Memorial Bach Concert: Jeremy Kittel Band, 7:30 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

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

Tanglewood — Popular music series: Folk and gospel legends Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples, 8 p.m. in the Shed. Route 183, Lenox.

 

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Reptile roundup, search forest and field for snakes, frogs and salamanders with a naturalist guide, 10 a.m. Canoe trips 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. with guided talk about the river, wildlife and history. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield.

Mass Audubon — Berkshire Summits Hiking series, Mount Greylock and Ragged Mountain 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mount Greylock State Reservation, Lanesborough. Register 413-637-0320

Notchview — Owl prowl 8 to 10 p.m., night walk looking for sights, sounds and traces of owls. Route 9, 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.

Chester Theatre — “My Jane” by Daniel Elihu Kramer, a contemporary Jane Eyre, 8 p.m. with talkback. Chester.

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 — “Merchant of Venice” 7:30 p.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.

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.

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 3

 

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.

Drum Corps Competition — Live percussion at Wahconah Park, Pittsfield. 413-447-7763, pittsfieldparade.com

 

Art

Berkshire Arts Festival — 15th annual juried show of more than 200 artists and artisans: ceramics, painting, jewelry, glass, wood, mixed media, sculpture, fashion and photography., live musical performances, workshops, demonstrations, children’s activities, dining and refreshments. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ski Butternut, Route 23, Great Barrington. berkshireartsfestival.com

 

Conversations

Barrington Stage Company — “Race, Bias and Culture in America,” free symposium including “Institutional Racism: Academic, Political and Local,” 2 p.m. with local community speakers, considering themes raised in the play “An American Son,” continuing from July 2. Main Stage, Pittsfield.

 

Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — Master class with Bereishit Dance Company 10 a.m.  Che Malambo traditional dance of South American cowboys (gauchos), live drumming and 17th-century duel of strength, agility and speed, 2 p.m. in Ted Shawn Theatre. Bereishit Dance Company from Soeul, Korea, “Bow” inspired by archery and “Balance and Imbalance” with Korean drummers and pansori singer, 2:15 p.m. in Doris Duke Theatre. Film: “Our Last Tango” on legends Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, 4:30 p.m. Becket.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Momix dance company presents “Viva Momix,” 35th anniversary celebration with selection of favorites, 8 p.m.14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

 

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. Weston, Vt.

 

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, 8 p.m. Stage II, Pittsfield.

Bascom Lodge — Duo Eamon, music of Ireland, Quebec and New England for fiddle and guitar, 6 p.m., free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

Tanglewood — Popular music series: James Taylor 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.

Mass Audubon — Lime Kiln Farm Sanctuary through the Seasons Series: “Breeding Birds Songs of Field and Forest” 8 a.m., free. Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Sheffield. Register 413-637-0320

Notchview — Tour of the skies 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Northampton Astronomy Club will lead a family-oriented astronomy night. Route 9, Windsor.

 

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.

Chester Theatre — “My Jane” by Daniel Elihu Kramer, a contemporary Jane Eyre, 2 p.m. with panel discussion. Chester.

Shakespeare & Company — “Merchant of Venice” 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, 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 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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