Week ahead Sept. 19 to 25

Artists at Salem Art Works are pouring hot iron (as in the photo above) — Lenox Apple Squeeze is expanding this year with live music — and leaf season is getting into the swing with free concerts, Housatonic Heritage walks and the Hancock Shaker Village country fair …

 

Monday Sept. 19

 

Community

Clark Art Institute — Meet Me at the Clark, 2 p.m. program for adults with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

 

Conversations

Williams College — Black Earth: The Ecological Politics of the Holocaust, 7 p.m. Tom Snyder, professor of history at Yale, considers the climate that allowed fascism to grow and the political risks in state collapse and climate change. Griffin Hall room 3, 844 Main St., Williamstown. williams.edu

 

Film

Images Cinema — ‘Double Indemnity,’ hard-boiled film noir presented by Wesley Morris, critic at large for the New York Times, 7 p.m. 50 Spring St., Williamstown. 413-458-1039, imagescinema.org

 

Theater

Town Players — Quarterly meeting and entertainment 7 p.m., all welcome, Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. 413-443-9279, townplayers.org

 

Tuesday Sept. 20

 

Art

Bennington College — VBS (violent burning sunset) opens 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Usdan Gallery with talk by by Todd Von Ammon ’09 and artist Cyle Metzger ’08. Material artworks in grey tones and works in vivid color. Show through Oct. 16. 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

 

Books and Writers

Marble House Project — Artseed performance, readings by playwright Marisa Smith and world-traveling writer Judith Hertog, 6 p.m., free. Open studios by artist and painter Paul Santoleri, sculptor and mechanical artist Juan Fontanive and artist Maureen McQillan with works on paper. Artists in residence present their work. 1161 Dorset West Road, Dorset, Vt. marblehouseproject.org

 

Conversations

Berkshire Museum — ‘An Editor’s Perspective’ keynote talk with Anastasia Stnameyer of Berkshire Magazine 7 p.m. at Berkshire Museum Camera Club meeting. Free. 39 South St., Pittsfield. 413-443-7171, berkshriemuseum.org

Green Mountain Academy — ‘Countering Terrorists and Other Extremists in the U.S.’ 5:30 p.m. with Rick Matthews of SUNY Albany. Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester, Vt. 802-867-0111, greenmtnacademy.org

 

Family

Manchester Commmunity Library — Karen Gross reads from her book ‘Lady Lucy’s Quest,’  p.m.138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester, Vt. 802-549-4577, mclvt.org

 

Music

Williams College — Saxophonist Bruce Williamson and pianist and composer Art Lande Jazz Group, 8 p.m. free. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown 413-597-2127, music.williams.edu

 

Outdoors

Hoffmann Bird Club — Walk in the woods 8 a.m., location at leader’s choice. Meet at Lanesborough Post Office on Route 7. 413-447-6327, hoffmannbirdclub.org

 

Wednesday Sept. 21

 

Art

Clark Art Institute — Nymphs and Satyrs talk 12:30 p.m. with Guy Hedreen, professor of art at Williams College. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

 

Books and Writers

Bennington College — Poetry at Bennington presents Safiya Sinclair ’10, a Prairie Schooner Book Prize winner and author, and James Allen Hall, a University of Arkansas Press Poetry Series Prize winner, author, and teacher at SUNY-Potsdam, 7 p.m. Tishman Lecture Hall 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

 

Film

Images Cinema — ‘Sonita,’ documentary following an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran pursuing music, 7 p.m. 50 Spring St., Williamstown. 413-458-1039, imagescinema.org

 

Music

Bennington College — Art Lande and Bruce Williamson Duo, 8 p.m. concert of original jazz, improvisation and song. Deane Carriage Barn 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

 

Outdoors

Hancock Shaker Village — Traditional timber-framing worlskop all day. 1843 West Housatonic St., Routes 20 and 41, Pittsfield. 413-443-0188; hancockshakervillage.org

Mass Audubon — Bird walk 8 a.m. past wetlands and through woods. Coffee from Barrington Coffee Roasters (bring a mug). Evening at the Beaver Ponds walk and talk 5:30 p.m. Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox. 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

Naumkeag — Workshop in the cuttings garden 10 a.m. on caring for flowers in season. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-3239 est. 3008, thetrustees.org

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — ‘American Son,’ a black mother and white father face a crisis when their son vanishes. 7 p.m. Main Stage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield. 413-236-8888, barringtonstageco.org

Berkshire Theatre Group — Laugh Lounge: Joe List, New York comedian and semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, 8 p.m. The Garage @ The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St. Pittsfield.413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org

Town Players — ‘Flowers for Algernon,’ staged reading 6 p.m. Claire Teague Senior Center, 917 Main St., Great Barrington. Free. 413-443-9279, townplayers.org

 

Thursday Sept. 22

 

Art

Shire City Sanctuary — Introduction to screen-printing, create a t-shirt, 6 to 9 p.m. 40 Melville St., Pittsfield. 413-236-9600, shirecitysanctuary.com

 

Books and Writing

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Poetry and Fiction series: Jennifer Barber 7 p.m., author of three books of poetry: Rigging the Wind, Given Away and Works on Paper. Free. Blodgett House, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. 413-644-4400, simons-rock.edu

Columbia County Historical Society — Vernon Benjamin signs his new book: “Hudson River Valley: From the Civil War to Mod Times,” 5 p.m. 5 Albany Ave., Kinderhook, N.Y. 518-758-9265, cchsny.org

 

Community

Berkshire Carousel — Apple Harvest Festival with cider, car show, retro live music. Open hours noon to 5 p.m. 50 Center St., Pittsfield. 413-499-0457, berkshirecarousel.com

Naumkeag at Night — Cocktails in the gardens with local bands and live music, 5 to 8 p.m. at the historic Choate family house 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-3239 est. 3008, thetrustees.org

Norman Rockwell Museum — Town-hall-style forum on ‘What’s in Our Water?’ 5:30 p.m., public forum on environment and health inspired by Rockwel’s Four Freedoms. Free. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge, 413-298-4100; nrm.org

 

Conversations

Green Mountain Academy — ‘Stereotypes of Aging and Their Consequences,’ 5:30 p.m. with Lenore Szuchman, Professor Emerita of Barry University. Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester, Vt. 802-867-0111, greenmtnacademy.org

Manchester Commmunity Library — Architecture to the Rescue, sustainable living talk 7 p.m. p.m.138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester, Vt. 802-549-4577, mclvt.org

Williams College — Revitalizing Healthcare, presentation with Andrew Morris-Singer, founcer of Primary Care Progress, to talk abut trends in care, 8 p.m. Free. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown 413-597-2127, music.williams.edu

 

Food

Marble House Project — Culinary workshop: Cooking with grains, hands-on class with vegetables from the farm garden, dinner to follow. 1161 Dorset West Road, Dorset, Vt. marblehouseproject.org

 

Music

Whitney Center for the Arts — Virtuoso Guitarist Steven Hancoff, former Artistic Ambassador for the United States performs The Life and Legacy of J. S. Bach: A multimedia telling of the pre-eminent and most profoundly serendipitous legend of Western culture with music, art and video, 7 p.m. 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. 413-443-0289, thewhit.org

 

Outdoors

Hancock Shaker Village — Traditional timber-framing worlskop all day. 1843 West Housatonic St., Routes 20 and 41, Pittsfield. 413-443-0188; hancockshakervillage.org

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — ‘American Son,’ a black mother and white father face a crisis when their son vanishes. 7 p.m. Main Stage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield. ‘Love Letters,’ A.R. Gurney’s story of a 50-year correspondence between childhood friends, 7:30 p.m. St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield. 413-236-8888, barringtonstageco.org

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires — Victor Borge by One of the People Who Knew Him Best 10:45 a.m., presentation by Frederikke Borge, daughter of the pianist and comedian. Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. 413-442-4360, ext. 10, jewishberkshires.org

 

Friday Sept. 23

 

Art

Bennington Museum — Stoneware Collectors meeting 4 p.m. with talk and tribute to Dr. Stevel Leder. 75 Main St., Route 9, Bennington, Vt. benningtonmuseum.org

Clark Art Institute — ‘Whose Nudes? Painting, Collecting and Displaying the Body in Early Modern Europe,’ 1 to 5 p.m. symposium with Splendor, Myth and Vision exhibit of nudes from the Prado. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

Hancock Shaker Village — Harvest of Quilts, a show of new and antique quilts in the Round Stone Barn, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1843 West Housatonic St., Routes 20 and 41, Pittsfield. 413-443-0188; hancockshakervillage.org

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts — Mastheads construction exhibit on writing spaces to house artists-in-residence in the Berkshires in keeping with historic writers, 6 to 7 p.m. 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. discoverpittsfield.com

Salem Art Works — 10th annual Intercollegiate Iron Pour, contemporary cast iron arts conference. ‘Time and Place’ keynote with Julie Ward and John Springer, molten metal performance Mesh Collective, 8 to 10 p.m. 19 Cary Lane, Salem, N.Y. 518-854-7674, salemartorks.org

 

Books and Writing

The Bookstore — Lisken Van Pelt Dus reads from ‘What We’re Made Of,’ poetry, 5:30 p.m. 11 Housatonic St., Lenox, 413-637-3390, bookstoreinlenox.com

Northshire Bookstore — Elizabeth Lesser on her bestselling memoir, ‘Marrow: A Love Story’ on two sisters facing illness, 7 p.m. 4869 Main St., Manchester, Vt. 802-362-2200, northshire.com

 

Community

Berkshire Carousel — Apple Harvest Festival with cider, car show, retro live music. Open hours noon to 5 p.m. 50 Center St., Pittsfield. 413-499-0457, berkshirecarousel.com

Fall Foliage Festival — Weeklong events leading up to the annual Fall foliage Parade in North Adams. fallfoliageparade.com

 

Halloween

The Mount — Ghost Tours 5:45 p.m.: Haunted history of Edith Wharton’s Gilded-Age mansion. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. 413-551-5100, edithwharton.org

Naumkeag — Live-action ‘Clue,’ based on the mystery board game 7 to 10 p.m.: Visitors investigate the (fictional) death of the family butler and role-play real characters from the Choate family who lived here and their friends. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-3239 est. 3008, thetrustees.org

 

Music

The Egremont Barn —Trice Atchison and friends, jazz, 8 to 11 p.m.  47 Route 23, Egremont. 413-528-1570, theegremontbarn.com

Hubbard Hall — One Night with Bach 7 p.m. with jazz and classical guitarist Steven Hancoff, official Artistic Ambassador representing the United States of America. 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 518-677-2495, hubbardhall.org

Meetinghouse Café — Matt and Sharon Heaton in concert, 8 p.m. United Universalist Church, 108 School St., Bennington, Vt. uubennington.org

Troy Music Hall — Vaud and the Villains, New Orleans Jazz with R&B and gospel, 8 p.m. 30 Second St., Troy, N.Y. 518-273-0038, troymusichall.org

Williams College — Ronald Feldman on cello and Doris Stevenson on piano, 8 p.m. Feldman performed in the Boston Symphony Orchestra for many years; Stevenson is artist in residence in piano at Williams. Free. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown 413-597-2127, music.williams.edu

 

Outdoors

Hancock Shaker Village — Traditional timber-framing worlskop all day. 1843 West Housatonic St., Routes 20 and 41, Pittsfield. 413-443-0188; hancockshakervillage.org

Mass Audubon — Bird walk past wetlands, meadows and woodland 8 a.m. to look for fall migrants, especially wood warblers. Canoe Meadows, Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

Williams College Planetarium — Students host explorations of the motions of the planets, phases of the moon, the varying temperatures/colors of stars, neighboring galaxies, mythological figures and constellations, the Southern Hemisphere, comets and more on the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector. 8 p.m. Milham Planetarium in the Old Hopkins Observatory. Main St., Williamstown. 413-597-2188, mcr4@williams.edu

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — ‘American Son,’ a black mother and white father face a crisis when their son vanishes, 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Main Stage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield. ‘Love Letters,’ A.R. Gurney’s story of a 50-year correspondence between childhood friends, 6 p.m. St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield. 413-236-8888, barringtonstageco.org

Theater Barn — “The Cocktail Hour,” a playwright returns home after writing a show about his family, 8 p.m. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 518-794-8989, thetheaterbarn.org

Williams College — Maya Zdib and Omar Abi Azar from Zoukak Theater Company, performance collective in Beirut, 7:30 p.m. performance from a two-week performance creation workshop with writing, improvisation and composition. ’62 Center, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. 62center.williams.edu

 

Saturday Sept. 24

 

Art

Art Omi — Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, ‘ReActor’ experimental performance series of social relationship architecture in a habitable sculpture. OMI International Arts Center 1405 N.Y. County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y. artomi.org

Bennington Museum — Reception for Duane Michaels’ Duane Michaels, ‘Photographs from the Floating World,’ and artist talk, ’Photography and reality,’ 5 p.m. Free. 75 Main St., Route 9, Bennington, Vt. benningtonmuseum.org

Makers Mill — Paper Lithography 101 workshop on new ways to print from a xerox or laser print 11 a.m. 73 Main St., North Adams. 413-749-2073, northadamsmakerspace.com

Salem Art Works — 10th annual Intercollegiate Iron Pour, contemporary cast iron arts conference. Artists prepare molds and furnaces and get ready to pour. Demonstrations on dung molds, cuttle bone casting and painting with iron, family-friendly workshops and mold-making, scratch blocks, doodle bowls and cuttle bone castings. Metal pour and live commentary, informal exhibition and Renegade Cast Iron art show, 2 to 6 p.m. Also wood-fired kiln, glass-blowing and blacksmithing demonstrations, silk-screen printing (bring an item to have something printed on). Free. 19 Cary Lane, Salem, N.Y. 518-854-7674, salemartorks.org

Spencertown Academy — Painter Scott Thomas Balfe and photographer Jane McWhorter, winners of last year’s Spencertown Academy juried regional art exhibition, opening 4 to 6 p.m. 790 State Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y. spencertownacademy.org

 

Books and writing

The Bookstore — Julia Ain-Krupa reads from her novel ‘The Upright Heart,’ 3 p.m. A Brooklyn Jewish man, Wolf, returns to his native Poland after World War II. 11 Housatonic St., Lenox, 413-637-3390, bookstoreinlenox.com

Northshire Bookstore — Celebration of local authors with Eric Joseph and Eva Ungar Grudin, Jim R. Newman, David Mook, Brett Ann Stanciu, Sarah Dillon and Sheila Post, 6:30 p.m. 4869 Main St., Manchester, Vt. 802-362-2200, northshire.com

Sandisfield Arts Center — Berkshire poet Patty Crane reads ‘Bright Scythe,’ her translation of poetry by Nobel Prize winner Tomas Transtromer, 4 p.m. with poet Hannah Fries, 5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield. 413-258-4100, sandisfieldartscenter.org

Writers Omi — Fall reading and barbeque 5 p.m. with writers, translators and poets in residence from across the world including novelist and essayist Sarah Ladipo Manyika, poet Lieke Marsman, fiction and nonfiction writer Suzanne Ushie and many more. Free. OMI International Arts Center 1405 N.Y. County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y. artomi.org

 

Community

Apple Squeeze — Lenox’s 37th annual downtown community festival, expanded this year with live music on three stages — headliners the Felice Brothers with Jamie Kent and the Whiskey Traty Road Show; food, wine and craft beer; art and crafts, sculpture, woodwork, textiles, jewlry, leatherwork, hand-weaving and more. Downtown Lenox. 413-637-3646, lenox.org

Bennington Museum — Lynne Bassett on ‘Herstory’ in Civil War Quilts, 3 p.m. looking at the war years through textiles and the lives of civilians, especially women. Jane Stickle Quilt annual display through Oct. 10. 75 Main St., Route 9, Bennington, Vt. benningtonmuseum.org

Behold New Lebanon — Townwide museum with programs including la nature walk at Hand Hollow, dog training, Retreat at Pease Farm B&B and Forest Foraging. Visitors Center, Old Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 518-720-7265, beholdnewlebanon.org

Berkshire Carousel — Apple Harvest Festival with cider, car show, retro live music. Open hours noon to 5 p.m. 50 Center St., Pittsfield. 413-499-0457, berkshirecarousel.com

Chili Chowder Fall Festival —  Boys and Girls Club festival with chili and chowder by local restaurants, grill food, give-aways, music, lawn games and activities 1 to 6 p.m. 5K Run / Walk 11:30 a.m. Camp Russell, 341 Boys and Girls Club Road, Richmond.

Fall Foliage Festival — Weeklong events leading up to the annual Fall Foliage Parade on Oct. 1 in North Adams. fallfoliageparade.com

Fall Run Bike Night — Kickoff for the 34th annual motorcycle ride, this year to benefit Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Springfield. 5 to 8 p.m., Visitors Center, Depot St., Adams. customcitycycle.com/fall-run.htm

Hancock Shaker Village — Country Fair 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with food trucks, art and craft exhibitors, farmers market, quilt shiw, antique tractors, games and more. Harvest of Quilts, a show of new and antique quilts in the Round Stone Barn. 1843 West Housatonic St., Routes 20 and 41, Pittsfield. 413-443-0188; hancockshakervillage.org

Hoosac Valley Service — Berkshire Scenic Railway arrated train rides between North Adams and Adams 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3 p.m. All trains will depart from 98 Crowley Ave., North Adams; approximately one hour round trip, 8 miles round trip. hoosacvsalleytrainride.com

 

Dance

Sheffield Contradance — Harvest Moon dance with live music by Mountain Laurel with Bonner MacAllister on hammered dulcimer, Joe Baker on guitar and Donny Maclean on fiddle, calling by David Kaynor, all dances taught, no partners or experience needed. 7:30 p.m., Dewey Hall, Route 7, Sheffield. sheffieldcontradance.wordpress.com

 

Family

Northshire Bookstore — Stephen Swinburne reads from ‘Whose Shoes,’ 11 a.m. 4869 Main St., Manchester, Vt. 802-362-2200, northshire.com

 

Film

Images Cinema — Art House Theater Day celebration with ‘A Town Called Panic: The Specials,’ short films starring plastic toys in slapstick comedy, 2 p.m. ’Phantasm: Remastered’ 11 p.m., people in small-town Oregon begin dying mysteriously — one of Entertainment Weekly’s 25 scariest movies. 50 Spring St., Williamstown. 413-458-1039, imagescinema.org

 

Music

Music and More — The Sebastians, ensemble specializing in baroque and classical, present Over the Alps, a program of Italian style migrating into Germany, 4:30 p.m. Meeting House, 154 Hartsville-New Marlborough Road, New Marlborough. 413-229-2785, newmarlborough.org

 

Outdoors

Berkshire Botanical Garden — Plant bBreeding for the Home Gardener workshop with Joseph Tchonievich, 1 p.m. Pruning workshop, 9:30 a.m. Route 183 and Route 102, Stockbridge. 413-298-3926, berkshirebotanical.org.

Bidwell House — Animal tracking: Finding signs of wildlife, walk and talk 11 a.m. 100 Art School Road, Monterey. 413-528-6888, bidwellhousemuseum.org

Clark Art Institute — Hike and talk on sustainability and stewardship of Stone Hill, 10:30 a.m., as part of “Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill” exhibit in the Lunder Center. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

Housatonic Heritage Walks — Guided walks, hikes, local history from ironworks to Shakers, behind-the-scenes tour at Tanglewood and presentations on topics from beekeeping to minerals throughout the Housatonic River area from Salisbury, Conn., to Hancock. Full schedule and locations: 860-435-9505, housatonicheritage.org

Hancock Shaker Village — Traditional timber-framing workshop all day. 1843 West Housatonic St., Routes 20 and 41, Pittsfield. 413-443-0188; hancockshakervillage.org

Mass Audubon — Canoe trip to Buckley-Dunton Lake, 8:30 a.m. looking for boreal plants and signs of porcupines and moose. October Mountain State Forest, Becket. From Iron Ore to Orioles walk 9 a.m. exploring the history of the land. Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox. Bedrock to Birds in the Berkshires walk 10 a.m., Canoe Meadows, Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

Notchview — Starry Night: Planets, Stars and more, 8 p.m. Arunah Hill Science Center explores the night sky. Route 9, Windsor. 413-532-1651, ext. 3110, thetrustees.org

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — ‘American Son,’ a black mother and white father face a crisis when their son vanishes, 8 p.m. Main Stage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield. ‘Love Letters,’ A.R. Gurney’s story of a 50-year correspondence between childhood friends, 3 and 7:30 p.m. St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield. 413-236-8888, barringtonstageco.org

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Comedian Paul Reiser, ‘Mad about You’ starand one of Comedy Central’s top 100, 8 p.m. to benefit Fairview Hospital. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. 413-854-9609, mahaiwe.org

Spectrum Playhouse — Broadway cabaret series 7 p.m. with Bronte Roman, musical theater. 20 Franklin St., Lee. 413-394-5023, spectrumplayhouse.org

Theater Barn — “The Cocktail Hour,” a playwright returns home after writing a show about his family, 8 p.m. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 518-794-8989, thetheaterbarn.org

 

Sunday Sept. 25

 

Art

Art Omi — Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, ‘ReActor’ experimental performance series of social relationship architecture in a habitable sculpture. OMI International Arts Center 1405 N.Y. County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y. artomi.org

Clark Art Institute — Mythology and Meaning in Rubens talk 3 p.m. with scholars of Northern European art Larry Silver and Aneta Georievska-Shine. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

Salem Art Works — 10th annual Intercollegiate Iron Pour, contemporary cast iron arts conference. Artists reveal what they have made, removing molds with sledge hammers and chisels, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 19 Cary Lane, Salem, N.Y. 518-854-7674, salemartorks.org

 

Community

Apple Squeeze — Lenox’s 37th annual downtown community festival, expanded this year with live music on three stages; food, wine and craft beer; art and crafts, sculpture, woodwork, textiles, jewlry, leatherwork, hand-weaving and more. Downtown Lenox. 413-637-3646, lenox.org

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Freedom and Climate Violence, 4 p.m. talk with professor Elisabeth Anker of George Washington University in “Who the People” lecture series. Blodgett House, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. 413-644-4400, simons-rock.edu

Berkshire Carousel — Apple Harvest Festival with cider, car show, retro live music. Open hours noon to 5 p.m. 50 Center St., Pittsfield. 413-499-0457, berkshirecarousel.com

Fall Foliage Festival — Weeklong events leading up to the annual Fall Foliage Parade on Oct. 1 in North Adams. fallfoliageparade.com

Fall Run Bike Night —34th annual motorcycle ride, this year to benefit Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Springfield. Setting off 11 a.m. from Bowe Field in Adams to ride 60 miles to Mohawk Park in Charlemont. Food, entertainment and games. customcitycycle.com/fall-run.htm

Hancock Shaker Village — Country Fair 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with food trucks, art and craft exhibitors, farmers market, quilt show, antique tractors, games and more. Harvest of Quilts, a show of new and antique quilts in the Round Stone Barn. 1843 West Housatonic St., Routes 20 and 41, Pittsfield. 413-443-0188; hancockshakervillage.org

Hoosac Valley Service — Berkshire Scenic Railway arrated train rides between North Adams and Adams 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3 p.m. All trains will depart from 98 Crowley Ave., North Adams; approximately one hour round trip, 8 miles round trip. hoosacvsalleytrainride.com

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — Berkshire Summit for Nonprofits 2 p.m. with the Berkshire Eagle, MCLA, the Pittsfield Mayor’s Office, State Senator Benjamin Downing and keynote speaker Jason Schupbach, director of design programs for the National Endowment for the Arts.14 Castle St., Great Barrington. 413-528-0100, mahaiwe.org

 

Halloween

Houghton Mansion — Ghost tours 6 p.m. Looking for local spirits. 172 Church St., North Adams. 413-663-3486, houghtonmansionghosttours.org

 

Music

Bard College at Simon’s Rock —Hevreh Ensemble performs original contemporary compositions with classical, jazz and world music elements, 3 p.m. Kellogg Music Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. 413-644-4400, simons-rock.edu

Bascom Lodge — Rich Remsberg performs, 6 p.m., free. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams. 917-680-0079, bascomlodge.net

Concert Across America to End Gun Violence — Berkshire remembrance as part of nationwide event 2 to 5 p.m. with performances donated by local musicians  including Grammy nominee Seth Glier, Bobby Sweet, David Reed, Terry a la Berry, the Beeline Ramblers and the Matchstick Architects. Congregational Church, 251 Main St., Great Barrington. concertacrossamerica.org

Eagles Band — Small Ensembles Concert with members of the Eagles Concert Band, 3 p.m. Brass Ensemble, Trombone Sextet, a trumpet duet by Ray Kinsella and Kelly Marrufo accompanied by Martha Deyo on the pipe organ, a flute duet by Tari Roosa and Joshua Birns-Sprague, Clarinet solo by Hank Kubli accompanied by Amy Renak, and an original piece by Diane Nichols. First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield. 413-499-2071, eaglescommunityband.org

Leavitt Amp Concert Series — Dupont Brothers 2 p.m., introspective indie folk, free. Colegrave Park, North Adams. 413-662-5320, leavittampnorthadams.com

South Mountain Music Festival — Emerson String Quartet 3 p.m. Routes 7 and 20, Pittsfield. 413-442-2106, southmountainconcerts.org

 

Outdoors

Bartholomew’s Cobble — Canoe trips 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. with guided talk about the river, wildlife and history. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, thetrustees.org

Hancock Shaker Village — Traditional timber-framing worlskop all day. 1843 West Housatonic St., Routes 20 and 41, Pittsfield. 413-443-0188; hancockshakervillage.org

Hoffmann Bird Club — Linear Park walk in search of migrating sparrows, raptors and warblers, 7:30 a.m. May be muddy. Williamstown. 413-884-2661, 978-505-9139, http://hoffmannbirdclub.org

Housatonic Heritage Walks — Guided walks, hikes, local history from ironworks to Shakers, behind-the-scenes tour at Tanglewood and presentations on topics from beekeeping to minerals throughout the Housatonic River area from Salisbury, Conn., to Hancock. Full schedule and locations: 860-435-9505, housatonicheritage.org

Mass Audubon — Lime Kiln Farn Sanctuary through the Seasons, 9 a.m. walk through fields, forest, swamp and lime quarries, free. 568 Silver St., Sheffield. 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

 

Theater

Barrington Stage Company — ‘American Son,’ a black mother and white father face a crisis when their son vanishes, 5 p.m. Main Stage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield. ‘Love Letters,’ A.R. Gurney’s story of a 50-year correspondence between childhood friends, 3 p.m. St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield. 413-236-8888, barringtonstageco.org

Theater Barn — “The Cocktail Hour,” a playwright returns home after writing a show about his family, 2 p.m. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 518-794-8989, thetheaterbarn.org

Town Players — ‘Phaedra’ written and read by Richard Matturo and ‘Flowers for Algernon,’ staged reading 2 p.m. Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. 413-443-9279, townplayers.org

 

Photo at the top: Artists will gather Sept. 23 to 25 for the annual iron pour at Salem Art Works. Image courtesy of Salem Art Works.

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