Week Ahead May 18 to 26

Summer is coming, days are warming, theaters are opening their seasons … and musicians are tuning up. Michael and Erin Duffy will perform at Cafe Anshe, a night of music at Temple Anshe Amunim in Pittsfield. Photo courtesy of Temple Anshe Amunim

 

Wednesday, May 18

 

Outdoors

Mass Audubon — Bird walk 7 a.m. Evening at the beaver ponds, time TBA, Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, Mass. 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “Presto Change-O,” three generations of musicians confront real magic in new musical theater performance. 7:30 p.m.  St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield. 413-236-8888, barringtonstageco.org

 

Thursday, May 19

 

Art

Mass MoCA — French duo Projet Situ presents an experimental, site-specific work combining movement, technology, participatory theater and sound installation, a performative answer to “The Space Between,” a museum-wide exhibition focused on transitional spaces. 87 Marshall St., North Adams. 413-662-2111, massmoca.org

 

Music

Guthrie Center — Hootenany, music jam 8 p.m., doors open at 7. 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington. 413-538-1955, guthriecenter.org

Troy City Music Hall — Milk Carton Kids contemporary folk, 7:30 p.m. 30 Second St., Troy, N.Y. 518-273-8945, troymusichall.org

 

Outdoors

Hoffmann bird club — Morning walk in search of warblers and other migrants, Hand Hollow Conservation Area and Ooms Pond, 7 a.m., East Chatham, N.Y. Leader Clellie Lynch, 518-794-9063

Mass Audubon — Introduction to canoeing and canoe trip 6:30 p.m. Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, Mass.

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “Presto Change-O,” three generations of musicians confront real magic in new musical theater performance. 7:30 p.m.  St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield. 413-236-8888, barringtonstageco.org

Bennington College — “Sitcom” episodic performances students have written, rehearsed and prodeced in a week and a half, 10 p.m. DownCaf, 1 Bennington College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

 

Friday, May 20

 

Art

Mass MoCA — French duo Projet Situ presents an experimental, site-specific work combining movement, technology, participatory theater and sound installation, a performative answer to “The Space Between,” a museum-wide exhibition focused on transitional spaces. 87 Marshall St., North Adams. 413-662-2111, massmoca.org

 

Dance

Bennington College — Martha Hill dance concert 8 p.m., VAPA Theater, 1 Bennington College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

 

Music

Hubbard Hall — Youth chorale spring sing 7 p.m. 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 518-677-2495, hubbardhall.org

Meetinghouse Concert — Towne Meeting, 1960s folk revival, 8 p.m. 108 School St., Bennington, Vt., uubennington.org

 

Outdoors

Mass Audubon — Bird walk looking for spring newcomers, 8 a.m., Canoe Meadows sanctuary, Holmes Road, Pittsfield, Mass. 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

Mission House — Inside the Garden Restoraiton Project talk with curator Mark Wilson 10 a.m. House and gardens from original Stockbridge Mission, gardens and Mohican Museum. 19 Main St., Stockbridge. 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, thetrustees.org.

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “Presto Change-O,” three generations of musicians confront real magic in new musical theater performance. 7:30 p.m.  St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield. 413-236-8888, barringtonstageco.org

Berkshire Community College — “Avenue Q,” irreverant musical for the first Sesame Street generation looking for life after college — with puppets. 8 p.m. 1350 West St., Pittsfield, Mass. berkshirecc.edu

Dorset Players — “August: Osage County” by Tracy Letts, three strong women return to Oklahoma, to their childhood home, time TBA. Community theater at Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset, Vt. 802-867-5770, dorsetplayers.org

Ghent Playhouse — “The Imaginary Invalid,” the ultimate hypochondriac, 8 p.m. 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y. 518-392-6264, ghentplayhouse.org

Paramount Theatre —  10th annual “Nor’easter Showcase” of new plays from ART, 7:30 p.m. 30 Center St., Rutland, Vt. 802-775-0903,  paramountvt.org

 

Saturday, May 21

 

Dance

Lenox Contradance — Live music by Dave Langford and Kate Barnes, 7:45 to 11 p.m. with caller Sarah van Norstrand. All dances taught; no partners needed. Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox. 413-528-4007, lenoxcontradance.org

 

History

Home Sweet Home — Free open houses at select Trustees of Reservations properties 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. including the Mission House and gardens from original Stockbridge Mission, gardens and Mohican Museum, 19 Main St., Stockbridge, 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, — and the Col. John Ashley House, where Elizabeth Freeman lived as a slave before she won her freedom, 117 Cooper Hill Road, Ashley Falls, 413-229-8600.  thetrustees.org.

Naumkeag — Historic home of the Choate family designed in the 1880s by McKim, Mead & White with world-famous gardens by Fletcher Steele, weekend house tours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trustees of Reservations property, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-3239, ext. 3008. thetrustees.org

 

Music

Cafe Anshe — Three hours of live music by Michael Duffy, Mark Franklin, Alan Gold and other known local talent, 6:45 to 10 p.m. Gourmet desserts, coffees and teas will be served, and Havdallah will precede the performance. Benefits the cantoral and music program. Temple Anshe Amunim, 26 Broad St., Pittsfield. 413-597-4660, ansheamunim.org

Hubbard Hall — Youth chorale spring sing 7 p.m. 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 518-677-2495, hubbardhall.org

 

Outdoors

Hoffmann bird club — Walk about 4 miles at a birding pace along various trails at the base of Mount Greylock. Meet 7 a.m. at JW Kelly’s Real Estate, Route 7, New Ashford. Leader Matt Kelly, 413-458-3664

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “Presto Change-O,” three generations of musicians confront real magic in new musical theater performance. 7:30 p.m.  St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield. 413-236-8888, barringtonstageco.org

Berkshire Community College — “Avenue Q,” irreverant musical for the first Sesame Street generation looking for life after college — with puppets. 8 p.m. 1350 West St., Pittsfield, Mass. berkshirecc.edu

Dorset Players — “August: Osage County” by Tracy Letts, three strong women return to Oklahoma, to their childhood home, time TBA. Community theater at Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset, Vt. 802-867-5770, dorsetplayers.org

Ghent Playhouse — “The Imaginary Invalid,” the ultimate hypochondriac, 8 p.m. 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y. 518-392-6264, ghentplayhouse.org

Paramount Theatre —  10th annual “Nor’easter Showcase” of new plays from ART, 7:30 p.m. 30 Center St., Rutland, Vt. 802-775-0903,  paramountvt.org

 

Sunday, May 22

 

Food

Dorset Farmers Market — Vegetables and fruits, home baked breads and pastries, artisan cheeses and wines, grass-fed meat and poultry, free-range eggs, canned condiments and pickled produce, specialty goods, hot foods, Vermont crafts, and live, local music. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at J.K. Adams, 1430 Route 30, Dorset, Vt. 802-353-9656, dorsetfarmersmarket.com

 

History

Naumkeag — Historic home of the Choate family designed in the 1880s by McKim, Mead & White with world-famous gardens by Fletcher Steele, weekend house tours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trustees of Reservations property, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-3239, ext. 3008. thetrustees.org

 

Outdoors

Hoffmann bird club — A search for migrant and resident birds including Prairie Warblers. Meet 6:30 a.m. at Farnam’s Road Causeway (off of Route 8) in Cheshire. Leader Jonathan Pierce, 413-281-2398

 

Music

Berkshire Concert Choir — Great Poets / Great Composers concert with Catullus (Mark D Templeton and Carl Orff), William Shakespeare (Emmy Lou Diemer), Rainer Maria Rilke (Morten Lauridsen), Robert Frost (Randall Thompson), William Plomer (Benjamin Britten), Langston Hughes (Ricky Ian Gordon). Time and place TBA. berkshireconcertchoir.org

Sage City Symphony — Spring concert, Sage City Symphony will present the Violin Concerto in A Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach, Kaori Washiyama, soloist; Symphony no. 4 in G Major by Gustav Mahler and a commissioned work composed by Vermont composer Robert (Zeke) Hecker, 4 p.m. Greenwall Auditorium, VAPA, Bennington College, 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. sagecitysymphony.org

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “Presto Change-O,” three generations of musicians confront real magic in new musical theater performance. 3 p.m.  St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield. 413-236-8888, barringtonstageco.org

Berkshire Community College — “Avenue Q,” irreverant musical for the first Sesame Street generation looking for life after college — with puppets. 2 p.m. 1350 West St., Pittsfield, Mass. berkshirecc.edu

Dorset Players — “August: Osage County” by Tracy Letts, three strong women return to Oklahoma, to their childhood home, time TBA. Community theater at Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset, Vt. 802-867-5770, dorsetplayers.org

Ghent Playhouse — “The Imaginary Invalid,” the ultimate hypochondriac, 2 p.m. 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y. 518-392-6264, ghentplayhouse.org

Troy City Music Hall — Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass, host of This American Life, 3 p.m. 30 Second St., Troy, N.Y. 518-273-8945, troymusichall.org

 

Monday, May 23

 

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Monitoring breeding birds 8 a.m. with Rene Wendell. Walk the Cobble and learn to identify birds by sound. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 413-298-3239, ext. 3013. thetrustees.org

 

Tuesday, May 24

 

Art

Bennington College — Usdan Gallery senior show reception, 7 p.m., VAPA, 1 Bennington College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

 

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Monitoring breeding birds 8 a.m. with Rene Wendell. Walk the Cobble and learn to identify birds by sound. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 413-298-3239, ext. 3013. thetrustees.org

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “Presto Change-O,” three generations of musicians confront real magic in new musical theater performance. 7:30 p.m.  St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield. 413-236-8888, barringtonstageco.org

 

Wednesday, May 25

 

Dance

Bennington College — WIP Dance performances, 7 p.m., VAPA dance theater, 1 Bennington College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Outdoors

Mass Audubon — Bird walk 7 a.m. Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, Mass. 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

Hoffmann bird club — Search for summer residents at several sites in the Tyringham Valley. Meet 7 a.m. at the BigY on Rte.102 in Lee. Leader Ed Neumuth, 413-884-4961

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “Presto Change-O,” three generations of musicians confront real magic in new musical theater performance. 7:30 p.m.  St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield. 413-236-8888, barringtonstageco.org

 

Thursday, May 26

 

Music

Guthrie Center — Hootenany, music jam 8 p.m., doors open at 7. 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington. 413-538-1955, guthriecenter.org

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — “Presto Change-O,” three generations of musicians confront real magic in new musical theater performance. 3 and 7:30 p.m.  St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield. 413-236-8888, barringtonstageco.org

Bennington College — “Sitcom” episodic performances students have written, rehearsed and prodeced in a week and a half, 10 p.m. DownCaf, 1 Bennington College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

 

Photo at the top: Michael and Erin Duffy will perform at Cafe Anshe, a night of music at Temple Anshe Amunim in Pittsfield. Photo courtesy of Temple Anshe Amunim.

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