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Summer Previews 2021

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In this issue...

EDITOR’S NOTE

FAQ: I’m vaccinated. Do I have to wear a mask? Most likely, but it depends on the venue

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Getting back into the swing of things Hopes are high as summer begins a return to ‘normal’ 6

Barrington Stage Company

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Berkshire Theatre Group

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The Clark Art Institute

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Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

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Mass MoCA

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Normal Rockwell Museum

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Shakespeare & Company

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Tanglewood

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Williamstown Theatre Festival 29 Event Calendar

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I’m ready to have a picnic. More specifically, a picnic on the lawn at Tanglewood. I’m ready to take in live shows, to tour gardens and historic houses, to see new art, to watch dancers and hear musicians and actors perform. Heading into 2020, our cultural institutions had plans for big shows and big performances. Then, COVID-19 arrived. Suddenly, toilet paper, cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer were in short supply. Businesses were shuttered; schools went remote; restaurants, museums and theaters were closed. Masks became part of our everyday attire. While all that was happening, savvy and creative people did not stop doing what they do best. Quarantined in their homes, they made art, music and dance accessible to us virtually. We couldn’t listen to the Boston Symphony Orchestra in person, but we could stream past performances from our living rooms. Audiences far and near could virtually visit our museums, listen to specially made podcasts and livestream musical performances. And then, something magical happened in the Berkshires. July arrived with slightly loosened restrictions. Our museums reopened their doors with the spring shows we weren’t able to take in. Our theaters reopened, with performances under newly erected tents. Music returned in specially designed performance venues. We rejoiced. We celebrated. We drank it all in. What some of us might not realize is when all that was happening here, in the Berkshires, it wasn’t happening in the majority of places across the country. Museums remained virtual; Broadway and other theaters remained closed with no options for outdoor performances. I’m sure every one of you joins me in sending a big heartfelt thank you out to those savvy, creative, talented individuals and teams who worked tirelessly throughout this pandemic to ensure that the arts remained accessible, in person and virtually. And thank you to all the business owners, restaurateurs, frontline workers and everyone else who kept things running smoothly during one of the most unsettling times of our lives. Summer 2021 won’t happen without its caveats: limited seating; maskwearing, social distancing and timed visits. Just remember to be patient. Wear a mask if it’s requested, regardless of vaccination status, because there are still children and adults with health issues who don’t qualify for/can’t receive the vaccine at this time. This summer is going to be great. This summer there is going to be a lot to see, hear and do. And, I for one, can’t wait to see and do it all. I’m ready for summer in the Berkshires. I bet you are too. See you out there! Jennifer Huberdeau, features editor

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FAQ: I’m vaccinated. Do I have to wear a mask? Most likely, but it depends on the venue

BEN GARVER — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

The Keane family examines a wall drawing by Joe Wardwell called “Hello America: 40 Hits from Fifty States” in Building Six at Mass MoCA. Partners in education with Williams College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, & Bard College at Simon's Rock

Expand your mind with OLLI this summer! Enjoy lively in-person & online classes, talks & outings with us. Join over 1,300 of the most creative, engaged & active people in the Berkshires. Join OLLI.

berkshireolli.org 413.236.2190

On May 29, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts rescinded almost all its COVID-19 regulations, bringing guidelines in line with those from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But while fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to mask indoors or outdoors, individual businesses and organizations may still require you to mask regardless of your vaccination status. To help you navigate the Berkshire cultural scene this summer, we’ve put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions, with answers that were up-to-date as of press time. We encourage readers to check a venue’s website before heading out for a visit.

Q. I’m fully vaccinated, do I have to wear a mask while visiting a museum? It depends on the museum. Both the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and the Berkshire Museum “strongly encourage all visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to continue wearing face coverings while in the galleries” to help protect the health of patrons who are ineligible to receive the vaccine because of health conditions or age restrictions. Mass MoCA is still requiring masks at all performances and for unvaccinated individuals. At the Norman Rockwell Museum and The Clark Art Institute, visitors are required to wear a mask while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. The Clark is requiring masks for patrons age 5 and over; the Rockwell is requiring masks for visitors age 2 and over. Social distancing is still encouraged.

Q. When planning a museum trip, are advanced timed tickets still required? Advance tickets are still required by The Clark and highly recommended by Mass MoCA, the Berkshire Museum and the Norman Rockwell Museum. Walk-in admissions are available at Mass MoCA and the Berkshire Museum but are subject to timed entry and capacity limitations.

Q. We’re planning a trip to Tanglewood. Will we be able to picnic on the Lawn? Yes. You’ll have plenty of space, as Tanglewood’s overall capacity will be limited to 50 percent of its normal 18,000 patrons. Overall, 9,000 listeners will be on the property at one time — up to 2,400 listeners will be seated in the Koussevitzky Music Shed and 6,600 on the Lawn. Social distancing protocols will be in place for those seated in the Shed, with 3-feet of space between ticket holders. While masking and social distancing no longer will be required, the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra recently announced both precautions are recommended for unvaccinated audience members.

Q. We have theater tickets. Will we be required to wear a mask? Again, we encourage patrons to check with the individual theater company. Keep in mind that even though the state says you no longer need to mask if vaccinated, venues in the Berkshires must adhere to union agreements that may keep masking in place.


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Getting back into the swing of things Hopes are high as summer begins a return to ‘normal’ After a year without picnics on the lawn at Tanglewood and delayed openings, cultural venues across the Berkshires are ready to welcome back visitors with new exhibitions, new music, new performances and a slate of robust offerings. As we ease into an unprecedented summer season, we

reached out to a handful of the leaders of our many cultural institutions, asking them to share their hopes for and thoughts about the upcoming season, as well as what to expect from their organization.

“Compared to last year’s subdued summer, we are all very excited about what 2021 holds in store for us. Berkshire Botanical Garden is once again welcoming visitors from near and far, and we are so happy to share the beauty of our gardens and our wonderful ART/GARDEN exhibitions with a broader public. In addition, the many classes and special events we have planned will allow our community to once again gather in the Garden. We are so ready for this!” Michael Beck, executive director of Berkshire Botanical Garden

Michael Beck

“The past 15 months have been a whirlwind for The Mount. With every new regulation and safety measure, we have kept the safety and comfort of our patrons and staff at the top of our priorities. I am extremely pleased with the season we are presenting. We moved all programs outdoors and will be utilizing every inch of the property. There will be lectures and readings under an open-air tent, dance throughout the gardens, and music in a gently sloping field just below the stable. We are hoping for great weather and look forward to a full and busy summer in the Berkshires.”

Susan Wissler

Brian Cruey

Beryl Jolly

Susan Wissler, executive director of The Mount “The year ahead, for us, is all about inclusion. While we were so grateful to open safely last year during the pandemic, our capacity was obviously limited. Now, with vaccinations on the rise, I’m very much looking forward to welcoming people back in larger numbers and making sure everyone has a chance to enjoy our properties and programming. We learned a lot of valuable lessons during the past year and plan to apply them and constantly improve as we return to a new normal.” Brian Cruey, director of the Southern Berkshires Portfolio for The Trustees of Reservation

Jennifer Trainer Thompson

“We are looking forward to this summer in the Berkshires with great anticipation and excitement as we welcome visitors to our hiking trails and beautiful properties across the region. We were grateful that so many of these sites served as a refuge for people throughout the past year but know that there will be a different, more relaxed and upbeat energy as folks return to explore Monument Mountain, go birding at Bartholomew’s Cobble, enjoy date nights, concerts and tours with incredible views at Naumkeag or enjoy a special getaway at the Inn at Field Farm in 2021.” Beryl Jolly, vice president of cultural properties for The Trustees of Reservation “Summer has never felt so good. I don’t think I will ever take for granted again the joy of sitting on a lawn listening to live music on a starry Berkshire night, or hiking along a trail, or picnicking with friends. As Shaker brother Daniel Orcutt said, ‘Wise is he who can take the little moment as it comes and make it brighter ere ‘tis gone.’ “ Jennifer Trainer Thompson, director and CEO of Hancock Shaker Village “We are looking forward to a season that will begin to feel like the kinds of Berkshire summers we all love: full of great art and culture, open and welcoming for visitors, and sparked by the energy and joy of sharing these pleasures with family and friends. We have wonderful special exhibitions that we think our visitors will love — ‘Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed,’ ‘Nikolai Astrup: Visions of Norway,’ and ‘Dürer and After;’ our popular outdoor exhibition ‘Ground/work’ continues through October 17; our permanent collection galleries are always full of great works including some exciting new acquisitions; and we’re hosting a busy schedule of special events and programs, with both live and virtual offerings.” Olivier Meslay, director of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Olivier Meslay

Laurie Norton Moffatt


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Tracy E. Moore

Jeff Rodgers

Andris Nelsons “How timely and welcome it feels to offer worlds of escape, creative inspiration, and wonder at Norman Rockwell Museum this summer. Visitors can escape into other realms through a magical exhibition of fantasy illustration, a fantastical sculpture show on the grounds, and may be surprised by Rockwell’s own forays into depicting imagined vs. his portrayal of real-life moments for which he is renowned. We are elated to see the Berkshires reopening safely and thrilled to welcome new and returning friends.” Laurie Norton Moffatt, director and CEO of the Norman Rockwell Museum

“Throughout the pandemic, my message to the Shakespeare & Company team has been, ‘Don’t focus on what we can’t do; let’s focus on what we CAN do.’ I was glad that we were able to offer online programming, as well as The Berkshire Drive-In, a collaboration with the Berkshire International Film Festival. As we move into the summer of 2021, we’re delighted that the list of what we CAN do now keeps growing and expanding. Most of all, we’re really looking forward to seeing our patrons in person again!” Allyn Burrows, artistic director of Shakespeare & Company.

“Summer is a special season in the Berkshires and we’re excited to welcome everyone back to Mass MoCA. With the return of weekly courtyard performances and FreshGrass, the opening of James Turrell’s remarkable C.A.V.U., and museum-wide festivals like Time of Now, we’re excited to see our galleries and courtyards buzzing with activity again.” Tracy E. Moore, interim director of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

“reopening, regeneration, reflection, renewal, REBUILDING!” Kate Maguire, artistic director and CEO of Berkshire Theatre Group.

“I’m full of optimism as we enter what will surely be an extraordinary summer at the Berkshire Museum. There’s a palpable feeling of joy in our galleries, as people begin to reclaim the social, cultural, and exploratory aspects of their lives. And I simply can’t wait for August, when we open our newly renovated second floor filled with new exhibitions, challenging ideas, and fresh experiences.” Jeff Rodgers, executive director of the Berkshire Museum “All of us at the BSO feel a sense of joyful anticipation about the 2021 Tanglewood season when we will once again make music for our devoted audience members. It promises to be a season to remember and cherish.” Andris Nelsons, music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra “After such a challenging year, it’s pure joy to look forward to bringing audiences and artists back together again in our first-ever multi-platform festival, taking place outdoors on our beautiful campus and online to be enjoyed by people all over the world. Audiences will be invited to experience the natural environment at the Pillow in new ways. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back.” Pamela Tatge, executive director and artistic director of Jacob’s Pillow

“Theater makers make. It is only through the action of making theatre that we can access the purpose, impact, connectivity, power, thrill, beauty, humor and joy of what happens when one group of humans creates a story in front of another group of humans; when we hear laughter, see tears, experience demonstrations of appreciation, satisfaction and transformation from the humans who receive the work we will be better equipped to answer how we feel and what this all means after a year of making work remotely, for a global audience of listeners on the Audible platform. Theater makers make. We are so lucky to be alive and to make with and for our audience in Williamstown this summer.” Mandy Greenfield, artistic director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival “I’m tremendously excited that the performing arts are opening up in the Berkshires. We are especially pleased to be presenting productions both outdoors under a tent and indoors at the Boyd-Quinson Stage safely. Audiences also seem excited about the return of live theater.” Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, Barrington Stage Company PHOTO CREDITS: Moore: PHOTO PROVIDED BY MASS MOCA Nelsons: PHOTO COURTESY OF TANGLEWOOD Tatge: PHOTO PROVIDED BY HAYIM HERON/ JACOB’S PILLOW Greenfield: PHOTO PROVIDED BY WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL All others: BERKSHIRE EAGLE FILE PHOTOS

Pamela Tatge

Allyn Burrows

Kate Maguire

Mandy Greenfield

Julianne Boyd


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BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY

A little more leg room This summer, Barrington Stage Company is moving theater back indoors. Four of the seven productions scheduled by BSC for its 2021 season will be staged at the theater’s Boyd-Quinson Stage on Union Street. Three other shows will be presented outdoors, under a tent at BSC’s Production Center at 34 Laurel St., just off Merrill Road. “I think people are ready to come out,” said BSC Artistic Director Julianne Boyd in an Eagle interview announcing the season. “I think this summer in the Berkshires is going to be very exciting.” June 10 - July 3: “Who Could Ask for Anything More?” - The Songs of George Gershwin Celebrating one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, from “I Got Rhythm” to “Embraceable You” to “Summertime,” George Gershwin’s soaring, glorious music will lift your spirits and warm your hearts. Featuring a cast of Broadway singers, this concert will have you asking yourself “Who Could Ask for Anything More?”

Barrington Stage Company Boyd-Quinson Stage , 30 Union St., Pittsfield BSC Production Center, 34 Laurel St., Pittsfield 413-236-8888, barringtonstageco.org

Outdoors under the tent at the BSC Production Center Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Elizabeth Stanley (Broadway: “Jagged Little Pill,” “On the Town”) performs a special one-night-only concert. 8 p.m., $35 - $100. July 16 - Aug. 1: “Eleanor” by Mark St. Germain BSC Associate Artist and playwright Mark St. Germain brings life to Eleanor Roosevelt. From her “Ugly Duckling” upbringing to her unorthodox marriage to Franklin, Eleanor puts her controversial life, loves and passions on the stage. Tony Award- winning actress Harriet Harris returns to the role.

Outdoors under the tent at the BSC Production Center. 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. $25-$85 June 18 - July 3: “Chester Bailey” In a stateside hospital at the close of World War II, a young man recovers from catastrophic injuries. Or so the doctors have told him. But Chester Bailey denies what’s happened to him has actually happened, which is how he comes under the care of Dr. Philip Cotton. Chester Bailey stars real-life father and son, Tony Award-winner Reed Birney (“The Humans,” “House of Cards”) and Ephraim Birney (“Gotham,” “The Americans”), as doctor and patient.

Boyd-Quinson Stage 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $25-$69

Boyd-Quinson Stage 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $25-$69

Outdoors under the tent at the BSC Production Center 8 p.m., $35 - $100.

Monday, June 28: Elizabeth Stanley in Concert

Saturday, July 24: Jeff McCarthy: I Promise You a Happy Ending Singing his way through what is left of the pandemic, Jeff McCarthy (BSC’s “Mack & Mabel,” “Man of La Mancha,” “Broadway Bounty Hunter”) will entertain you with songs he’s happily sung through his years in the theater.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY BSC

Associate Artists Alysha Umphress (pictured here) and Alan H. Green head the cast of "Who Could Ask For Anything More?" (June 10 - July 3).

July 30 - Aug. 22: “Boca” World Premiere Play In the world premiere of


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BERKSHIRE EAGLE FILE PHOTO

This summer season, Barrington Stage Company will mount productions outdoors under a tent as well as inside at the Boyd-Quinson Stage. Jessica Provenz’s “Boca,” travel to the Sunshine State for a night of short comedies that follow a group of retirees who, between rounds of golf, bridge and botox, can be found bickering, gossiping and living it up like they’re teenagers all over again.

“Sister Sorry” is loosely based on a confession revealed in a series of phone calls by a mysterious, enigmatic caller.

Outdoors under the tent at the BSC Production Center 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. $25-$85

Monday, Aug. 23: Andy Karl and Orfeh: Legally Bound

Aug. 12 - 29: “Sister Sorry” World Premiere Play “Sister Sorry” was inspired by Alec Wilkinson’s piece “The Confession,” which was published in The New Yorker in 1993. In that piece, Wilkinson described his encounters with a conceptual artist in New York who maintained an answering machine on which the artist encouraged callers to confess their crimes.

Boyd-Quinson Stage 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $25-$69

Fresh off their run in “Pretty Woman” as Kit De Luca and Edward Lewis, Broadway’s power couple celebrates the release of their new album with a return engagement of their hit show “Legally Bound.” The duo tear through an eclectic mix of pop, rock, rhythm and blues, and showtunes. Outdoors under the tent at the BSC Production Center 8 p.m., $35 - $100. Sunday, Aug. 15: “Andy Warhol in Iran”; Staged reading of a BSC-commissioned play

by Brent Askari In 1976, artist Andy Warhol, having re-invented himself as the portrait painter of the rich and famous, travels to Tehran to meet the Shah of Iran’s wife, the Empress Farah Pahlavi. In “Andy Warhol In Iran,” the painter visits the country to take Polaroids of the Empress, see the crown jewels and eat cheap caviar — only to encounter a young revolutionary who throws his plans into turmoil. Boyd-Quinson Stage 8 p.m. $15 Monday, Aug. 16: Joshua Henry LIVE Join three-time Tony Award nominee (“The Scottsboro Boys,” “Violet,” “Carousel”) Joshua Henry for a soulful evening of music from Broadway to Motown. Outdoors under the tent at the

BSC Production Center 8 p.m. $35-$100. Sept. 23 - Oct. 17: “A Crossing” World Premiere Musical Pulsing with energy and emotional intensity, this story about a group of migrants crossing the southern border is raw, visceral and electrifying — demonstrating the personal impact of crossing an “invisible line.” The group faces many dangers, including the coyote — a human smuggler. This new dance musical ingeniously combines compelling lyrics, athletic choreography and elements of Mexican folk music to tell a remarkable tale of courage, fear and struggle. Boyd-Quinson Stage 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $25-$79


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BERKSHIRE THEATRE GROUP

The play's the thing (and the concerts, too) Berkshire Theatre Group returns this summer (after mounting “Godspell,” the first Actors’ Equity Associationapproved musical in the nation in 2020) with two outdoor concert series, two outdoor theater productions, and one indoors. “We have opportunities to do theater in unique and wonderful ways in our various spaces,” Berkshire Theatre Group Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire said in an interview announcing the season. “My hope is that audiences will be rejuvenated.” PHOTO PROVIDED BY MATT MURPHY

Berkshire Theatre Group 83 Main St., Stockbridge 413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org Outside Under The Main Stage Tent, Berkshire Theatre Group June 23-Aug. 15: “The Wizard of Oz.” Tickets $50, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Inside The Unicorn Theatre 6 East St., Stockbridge Through July 10: Berkshire Theatre Group's Production of “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. Tickets $75, 7 p.m.

Tickets $100-$150, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28: Kate Baldwin & Graham Rowat: Dressed Up Again. Tickets $75, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4: An Evening With Rachel Bay Jones. Tickets $75, 7 p.m. Outside at the Unicorn Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Group 6 East St., Stockbridge

Outside Under the Big Tent at the Colonial Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Group 111 South St. Pittsfield

Friday, July 30: Susan Werner. Tickets $30, 7 p.m.

Colonial Concerts: Broadway Favorites

Saturday, July 31: Michael Fabrizio. Tickets $30, 7 p.m.

June 25-26: Kelli O'Hara In-Person in the Berkshires. Tickets $100, 7 p.m. July 2-3: Norm Lewis: In Concert. Tickets $75-$125. Tickets starting at $75, 7 p.m. Friday, July 9: Carolee Carmello: My Outside Voice. Tickets $75, 7 p.m. Saturday, July 10: Krysta Rodriguez: In Concert. Tickets $75, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21: Stephanie J. Block: Returning Home.

Bobbie's Summer Series:

Friday, Aug. 6: Mike Wartella. Tickets $30, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason. Tickets $30, 7 p.m. Aug.13-Sept. 5: Nina Simone: Four Women. Tickets $75, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY BTG

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason will perform as part of Bobbie’s Summer Series on Saturday, Aug. 7.

Rachel Bay Jones is best known for originating the role of “Heidi Hansen” in the Original Broadway Cast of “Dear Evan Hansen,” and received a Tony Award, Emmy Award and Grammy Award for her performance.


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upcoming Events (413) 997-4444 ● www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org June 25 • 7pm June 26 • 7pm July 2 • 7pm July 3 • 7pm July 9 • 7pm July 10 • 7pm

FEATURING

August 21 • 2pm

BROADWAY FAVORITES

August 21 • 7pm August 28 • 7pm

Outside Under the Big Tent in The Colonial Theatre Parking Lot

June 18–July 10 LIMITE at The Unicorn Theatre D

September 4 • 7pm

Kelli O’Hara: In-Person in the Berkshires Kelli O’Hara: In-Person in the Berkshires Norm Lewis: In Concert Norm Lewis: In Concert Carolee Carmello: My Outside Voice Krysta Rodriguez: In Concert Stephanie J. Block: Returning Home Stephanie J. Block: Returning Home Kate Baldwin & Graham Rowat: Dressed Up Again An Evening With Rachel Bay Jones

July 23–August 15

August 13–September 5

Outside Under the Big Tent in The Colonial Theatre Parking Lot

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by L. Frank Baum with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and

E. Y. Harburg background music by Herbert

Stothart

dance and vocal arrangements by Peter Howard orchestration by Larry Wilcox adapted by John Kane for the

Royal Shakespeare Company based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by

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and distributed in all media by Warner

directed by

by Oscar

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Wilde

directed by David

by Christina

music direction by Jacob Kerzner choreography by Isadora Wolfe

Auburn

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directed by Gerry

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McIntyre

music direction by Danté featuring:

David Adkins, Rebecca Brooksher, Shawn Fagan, Harriet Harris, Corinna May, Claire Saunders, Matt Sullivan, Mitchell Winter

Harrell

Darlesia Cearcy, Felicia Curry, Sasha Hutchings, Valisia LeKae

Bobbie’s

Summer Series

July 30 • 7pm

SUSAN WERNER

August 6 • 7pm

MIKE WARTELLA

July 31 • 7pm

MICHAEL FABRIZIO

August 7 • 7pm

Outside on the Great Lawn at The Unicorn Theatre 6 East Street, Stockbridge, MA

Food Provided by

for additional $20

JAY UNGAR & MOLLY MASON

Patrons should bring low back chairs and/or blankets to enjoy this performance on the Great Lawn

The Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

The Unicorn Theatre, 6 East Street, Stockbridge, MA


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THE CLARK ART INSTITUTE

Artwork in a new light This summer at The Clark, visitors are invited to take in the museum’s first outdoor exhibition, “Ground/work,” or stop by one of the galleries to take in the work of the imaginative Claude Lalanne (1925–2019) and François-Xavier Lalanne, or the first North American exhibition of the paintings and prints of Norwegian painter Nikolai Astrup (1880–1928). The museum is requiring the use of face masks in all indoor spaces for visitors age 5 and older. The Clark Art Institute 225 South St, Williamstown 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu/events EXHIBITS ON VIEW

Center at Stone Hill

Now through Oct. 31: Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed

Sunday, June 27: Ground/ work Walking Tour

Now through Sept. 19: Nikolai Astrup: Visions of Norway Now through Oct. 17: Ground/work

Exhibition co-curators Molly Epstein and Abigail Ross Goodman lead a walking tour of the Ground/work installations across the Clark's campus. Epstein

and Ross Goodman detail their work developing the exhibition and coordinating the installation with the six artists whose works are represented. Please meet on the Fernandez Terrace and wear sturdy shoes. Plan for a walk of approximately 1 to 1.5 hours in duration. Spaces are limited, so please register to secure a spot. 11 a.m. – Noon Mondays in July and August: Outdoor Tai Chi

Take a moment each week to reflect and refocus with tai chi near the Clark's water feature. This free weekly class with certified instructors from Berkshire Tai Chi is well suited for both experienced practitioners and newcomers. Due to COVID-19 state mandates, there is a limited number of spaces available, so make sure to register ahead of time. Registration closes at 5 p.m. the day before each session. 9–10 a.m.

July 17 – Oct. 3: Dürer and After

EVENTS Saturday, June 19 and 26: Ground/work Talks; Lower Campus Talk. Each Saturday, Clark educators lead a guided walk and conversation about three Ground/work installations: Jennie C. Jones’s These (Mournful) Shores, Analia Saban’s Teaching a Cow How to Draw, and Haegue Yang’s Migratory DMZ Birds on Asymmetric Lens. Saturday walks meet on the Fernández Terrace. 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 20: Upper Campus Spend your weekends with Ground/work! Enjoy outdoor, socially distanced talks. 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunder

PHOTO PROVIDED BY CLARK ART INSTITUTE

Nikolai Astrup: Visions of Norway is on view now through Sept. 19.


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EXHIBITION OPENING!

NIKOLAI ASTRUP: VISIONS OF NORWAY JUNE 19–SEPTEMBER 19 Discover one of Norway’s most beloved artists in Nikolai Astrup: Visions of Norway, the first North American museum exhibition of his work. Norwegian traditions and folklore come to life through the magical realism and vibrant landscapes in Astrup’s paintings and prints of his homeland.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY CLARK ART INSTITUTE

Ground/work Walking Tours are given on the property Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Saturdays in July and August: Yoga 9-10 a.m. Lunder Center Moltz Terrace Wednesday, July 28: Summer Book Club: “The Wreath” virtual event This summer, join Clark staff and other book lovers for lively discussions of three novels by Norwegian authors. All novels are available in English translations, and copies will be available for purchase in the Clark gift shop. This event is free, but space is limited to 30 attendees. Reserve your place one month before each meeting. 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 25: Summer Book Club: “The Complete and Original Norwegian Folk Tales of Asbjørnsen and Moe” virtual event This summer, join Clark staff and other book lovers for lively discussions of three novels by Norwegian authors. All novels are available in English translations, and copies will be available for purchase in the Clark gift shop. This event is free, but space is limited to 30 attendees. Reserve your place one month before each meeting. 7-9 p.m.

ALSO ON VIEW: Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed Ground/work WILLIAMSTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS CLARKART.EDU Nikolai Astrup: Visions of Norway is generously supported by the Savings Bank Foundation DNB. Nikolai Astrup, Growing Season at Sandalstrand (detail), linoleum and woodblock, 1923; print, 1923. Savings Bank Foundation DNB / The Astrup Collection / KODE Art Museums of Bergen.


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Did you know the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum’s Hoosac Valley Train Ride offers fun and educational train rides between Adams and North Adams? Board a one-hour, narrated, roundtrip excursion in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, learn about the rich railroad history of the region, and see the Berkshires from a unique new vantage point. Enjoy this favorite family activity all summer long! Trains depart from the platform near the Adams Visitor Center, 3 Hoosac Street, Adams, MA. Parking and restrooms are available.

FALL FOLIAGE RIDES: September 25 through October 31 TINSELINER™ CHRISTMAS TRAINS: Friday November 25 & Saturday/Sundays through December 19 HOOSAC VALLEY TRAIN RIDES: 3 Hoosac Street, Adams, MA 01225 | 413.663.4189 HISTORIC TRAIN STATION Our fully restored 1903 Lenox Train Station is a historic museum recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. We offer a unique glimpse into railroad history and showcase a large collection of railroad artifacts and exhibits including diesel locomotives, cabooses, and passenger cars. Visitors can relive rail history on our guided walking tour around the yard or for a small donation can take a quick locomotive cab ride on our “Jitney” yard service train. Admission to the Museum is $5 Adults, $3 Children (ages 4-14). Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum, Inc. is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization since 1984. DIRECTIONS–LENOX STATION MUSEUM 10 Willow Creek Road, Lenox, MA 01240 | 413.637.2210 Open Saturdays only from 10am-2pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

For schedules, fares, and tickets call 413.637.2210 or visit BerkshireTrains.org


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Saturday, June 19, 2021

JACOB’S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL

A ‘perfect’ space for outdoor performances Dancers will take to the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage, the Pillow’s popular amphitheater with its commanding view of the Berkshire hills, in a nine-week season stretching from June 30 through Aug. 30. Jacob’s Pillow will present one dance company per week in a reconfigured Leir Outdoor Stage, and nine weeks of one company per week performing work created for specific sites around the Pillow’s 220-acres. DANCE Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage

358 George Carter Road, Becket, Mass. 413-243-0745, jacobspillow.org

Wednesday-Sunday, June 30-July 4: Dorrance Dance; dance performance, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Weds.-Sat. and 2 p.m. on Sunday. $45. Saturday, July 3: The School at Jacob’s PillowContemporary Ballet Program; dance performance, 2 p.m. Free. Available to watch online as a live stream at date and time of performance Wednesday-Sunday, July 7-11: Contra-Tiempo; dance performance , 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Weds.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. Available to watch online July 22-Aug. 5; online premiere July 22 at 7 p.m. $45. Wednesday-Sunday, July 14-18: Ballet Hispánico; dance performance , 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. Available to watch online July 29-Aug. 12; online premiere July 29 at 7 p.m. $45. Wednesday-Sunday, July 21-25: Brian Brooks / Moving Company; dance performance, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. Available to watch online Aug. 5-19; online premiere Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. $45.

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Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival runs June 29 - Aug. 30 with online streaming through Sept. 23.

Saturday, July 24: The School at Jacob’s PillowContemporary Program; dance performance, 2 p.m. Free. Available to watch online as a live stream at date and time of performance.

Wednesday-Sunday, July 28-Aug. 1: Life Encounters: Archie Burnett; dance performance, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. Available to watch online Aug. 12-26; online premiere Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. $45. Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 4-8: Dallas Black Dance Theatre; dance performance, , 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. Available to watch online Aug. 19-Sept. 2; online premiere Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. $45. Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 11-15: LaTasha Barnes presents The Jazz Continuum; dance performance, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. from Wed.-Sat. and 2 p.m. on Sun. Available to watch online Aug. 26-Sept. 9; online premiere Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. $45. Saturday, Aug. 14: The School at Jacob’s PillowTap Dance Program; dance performance, 2 p.m., free. Available to watch online as a live stream at date and time of performance. Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 18-22: STREB; dance performance, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. Available to watch online Sept. 2-16; online premiere Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. $45. Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 25-29: Ballet Coast to Coast Featuring artists from Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet, , $45.


16 • Summer Previews 2021 Available to watch online Sept. 9-23; Online premiere Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. Site-specific performances: Wednesday-Sunday, June 30-July 3: Dorrance Dance Plays the Pillow; 2 p.m. Wed.Fri. and 12 p.m. Saturday. Available to watch online July 15-29; Online premiere July 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets for onsite performances are $45; online performances are free.

Saturday, June 19, 2021 Saturday, July 10: Commemorating the Opening of Jacob's Garden; dance performance, 12 p.m. $25. Saturday, July 17: Eastern Woodland Dances; dance performance, 12 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. $25. Saturday, July 24: Viewpoint/Brian Brooks

Immersive Technology; dance performance, 12 p.m. $25. Friday through Sunday, July 30-Aug. 1: Emily Johnson/ Catalyst; dance performance, Fri. and Sun. at 12 p.m.; Saturday at 12 and 3:30 p.m. $25. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 6-7: Okwui Okpokwasili & Peter Born; dance performance at 8 p.m. $25.

Friday through Sunday, Aug. 13-15: Cirque Barcode & Acting for Climate Montréal; dance performance. Fri. and Sun. at 12 p.m., Saturday at 12 and 3:30 p.m. $25. Saturday, Aug. 21: Soul Line Dance Party, socially distant onsite dance party, at 12 p.m., $10. Friday through Sunday, Aug. 26-28: jumatatu m. poe; dance performance Fri. and Sun. at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8 and 10 p.m., $25. Pillow Pop-Ups (off-site): Saturday and Sunday, July 31-Aug. 1: Ladies of Hip-Hop Dance Collective; dance performance, time and location TBA. Free. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-8: Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble; dance performance, time and location TBA. Free. Online-only (register at jacobspillow.org): July 1-15: Crystal Pite’s Body and Soul, performed by Paris Opera Ballet at Palais Garnier; dance performance, premiere July 1 at 7 p.m., ondemand through July 15; $15.

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Saturday, June 19, 2021 Fridays, July 9-Aug. 27: Virtual class, Families Dance Together. All participants will be asked to electronically sign a liability waiver upon registration; participants younger than 18 require parent/guardian agreement. Live captioning will be available. All levels and ages welcome. Free. 3 p.m. Register at jacobspillow.org or 413-243-0745. Tuesday, Aug. 17: zoe | juniper; dance performance, $50. Wednesdays, Aug. 1, 8 and 15: Curriculum in Motion® Institute Presentations; dance performances, at 11 a.m.; free.

CLASSES Sunday Workshops with Festival Artists, 10-11 a.m., Great Lawn Tent, $20 unless noted otherwise. Register online at jacobspillow.org. Sunday, July 4: Dorrance Dance. Open to intermediate/ advanced dancers, ages 12-plus Sunday, July 11: CONTRATIEMPO. Open to all age levels and abilities. Fees: $15 for 2 adults, $5 for each additional adult; children are free. Sunday, July 18: Ballet Hispánico. Open to all levels, ages 16-plus. Sunday, July 25: Brain Books Moving company. Open to all levels, ages 16-plus. Sunday, Aug.1: Archie Burnett, Open to all levels, ages 16-plus. Sunday, Aug. 8: Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Open to intermediate/advanced dancers, ages 16-plus. Sunday, Aug. 22: STREB, 1011 a.m. Open to all levels, ages 12-plus.

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Ballet Hispánico will perform Wednesday-Sunday, July 14-18. Sunday, Aug. 29: Ballet Coast to Coast. Open to intermediate/ advanced dancers, ages 12-plus.

TALKS/READING

FAMILY FUN

Friday, July 2: William Kentridge: Starve the Algorithm, 4 p.m. Online only.

Fridays, July 9-Aug. 27: Virtual class, Families Dance Together. All participants will be asked to electronically sign a liability waiver upon registration; participants younger than 18 require parent/guardian agreement. Live captioning will be available. All levels and ages welcome. Free. 3 p.m.

EXHIBITS/ART June 30-Aug. 29: Build Me a Theater; open Tuesday through Sunday, free with advanced ticketing. Wed.Sat. 12-8 p.m.; Tuesday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. June 30-Aug. 29: Jacob’s Pillow Archives/newly expanded Norton Owen Reading Room; Archives. Open daily, Tues.-Sun., free with advanced ticketing. Wed.Sat., noon-8 p.m.; Tues. and Sun., noon-5 p.m.

Pillow Talks, free. More information, jacobspillow.org

Sunday, July 4: Grand Union; 3:30 p.m., online premiere July 16, 4 p.m. Friday,July 9: Okwui Okpokwasili & Sadiya Hartman, 4 p.m. Online only. Sunday, July 11: ContraTiempo’s Ana Maria Alvarez; 3:30 p.m., online premiere July 23, 4 p.m. Sunday, July 18: Curatorial Voices, 3:30 p.m., online premiere July 30, 4 p.m. Sunday, July 25: Build Me a Theater; 3:30 p.m., online premiere Aug. 6, 4 p.m.

online premiere Aug. 20, 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15: History of Jazz Dance; 3:30 p.m., online premiere Aug. 27, 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22: STREB; 3:30 p.m., online premiere Sept. 3, 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29: Ballet Coast to Coast; 3:30 p.m., online premiere Sept. 10, 4 p.m.

PARTIES Saturday, June 12: Season Opening Gala: Global Pillow. Signature fundraising event featuring performers around the world, 7 p.m. Exclusively online, visit jacobspillow.org to RSVP. Free. Saturday, June 12: Gala Pillow: Post-Show Dance Party; 8 p.m., free, held on Zoom. RSVP at jacobspillow.org

Sunday, Aug. 1: Warren Davis; 3:30 p.m., online premiere Aug. 13, 4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 21: Soul Line Dance Party, socially distant onsite dance party, at 12 p.m., $10.

Sunday, Aug. 8: Dallas Black Dance Theatre; 3:30 p.m.,

Saturday, Aug. 28: Festival Finale (socially distant), $10.


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Saturday, June 19, 2021

MASS MOCA

A summer of celebrations Two new installations — James Turrell’s Skyspace C.A.V.U. and Taryn Simon’s “The Pipes” — will greet visitors to Mass MoCA this summer. Turrell’s Skyspace is 40 feet in diameter and 40 feet high and more than 30 years in the making. This repurposed concrete water tank is transformed into one of Turrell’s signature immersive light installations. The North Adams campus will also be filled with pop-up performances and outdoor concerts. The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams 413-662-2111, massmoca.org EVENTS June 5, 12, 19: For this local hero-themed Auditory After Hours, four members of the North Adams-based creative community Common Folk — producer Dan O’Connell, indie rocker Ciarra Fragale, singersongwriter Melanie Glenn, and electro-experimentalist Wallasauce — collaborate to create a one-of-a-kind soundtrack for the museum’s galleries. 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. Tickets start at $18.

Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26: Photographer Alec Soth collaborates for the first time with drummer/composer Dave King of the jazz duo The Bad Plus. The result is a new multimedia work-in-progress performance that delves into the physicality of memory that’s been lost in the digital age. Tickets start at $25, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 26: Time of Now: History + Memory. This in-person and virtual event explores the relationship between individual memory and collective history, and how the past continues to shape

our present reality. Pop-up performances, activities, inperson and virtual talks, and self-guided tours will bring together a group of thinkers, performers, and artists for public events throughout the museum. Free with museum admission. Saturday, June 26: A celebration of the summer season and the opening of new installations by Taryn Simon (The Pipes) and James Turrell (C.A.V.U.), as well as current exhibitions by Blane De St. Croix, Glenn Kaino, Richard Nielsen, Wendy Red

Star, and Gamaliel Rodríguez, and the group exhibitions Close to You, “How does your horn sound?”, and Kissing through a Curtain. Free with museum admission. Saturday, June 26: Outdoor concert performance by two young luminaries working at the intersection of ambient and electronic music – vocalist Julianna Barwick and harpist Mary Lattimore. 9 p.m., tickets start at $35. Saturday, July 3: Brooklynbased experimentalist L’Rain brings an ethos of

Saturday, June 19: Artist Shaun Leonardo, in collaboration with community members, leads a series of interactive activities throughout the day in You walk…, in honor of Juneteenth. Free with museum admission. Saturday, June 19: In this outdoor pop-up performance, Passion Fruit Dance Company explores how “the groove” can be a roadmap to social justice through the physical expression of Black culture. Free with museum admission.

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“How to Move a Landscape,” by artist Blane De St. Croix is now on view at Mass MoCA.


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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Richard Neilsen: This is Not a Gag: In March 2020, Los Angeles-based artist Richard Nielsen began painting portraits of people in their COVID-19 face masks. His expressive paintings illuminate the fiercest and finest parts of human nature. Blane De St Croix: How to Move a Landscape: De St Croix’s largest and most ambitious exhibition to date explores the geopolitical landscape and environmental issues through researchdriven drawings, sculptures, and large-scale installations.

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“Close to You,” a group exhibition that gathers the work of artists who probe the capacity of the visual arts to conjure feelings of closeness — both to others and to ourselves. experimentation to her richly layered compositions. On her upcoming album, Fatigue (June 25, Mexican Summer), Cheek’s collages of personal experiences are guided by genres that stretch from post-punk to free jazz to R&B and beyond. Tickets start at $25, 8:30 p.m.

Can: LOUD WEEKEND. A twoday festival of genre-bending sound featuring dozens of composers and performers, the electric Bang on a Can AllStars Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, and special guests. Tickets and schedule available in June.

Saturday, July 17: A celebration of community and the museum’s mission – instilled by our founding director Joe Thompson – to champion artists and artmaking in all forms. Featuring the opening of Wes Bruce’s travelling artmaking mobile The Drifting Studio, pop-up music performances, CARE SYLLABUS programming, and activities for all ages. Free admission for Berkshire residents. Free with museum admission.

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31: Bang on a

(Opens June 26) Taryn Simon: The Pipes. The eleven structures that make up this large-scale outdoor sculpture – which Simon designed in collaboration with Shohei Shigematsu of architecture firm OMA – are an immersive experience, offered to the public as a space for reflection, impromptu performance and play, and stargazing. James Turrell: C.A.V.U.: Turrell has transformed a monumental water tank into one of his signature installations, immersing

visitors in light and color and framing a small section of sky as an ever-changing canvas with infinite depth. Shaun Leonardo: You walk...: Translating his performance practice into a participatory installation, Shaun Leonardo invites us to consider how we process and embody space, ideas, and connectivity. Glenn Kaino: In the Light of a Shadow: Inspired by the connection between protests across the globe, this immersive installation explores the power of collective action in forging a more just world. Close To You: A group exhibition that gathers the work of six artists who probe the capacity of the visual arts to conjure feelings of closeness – both to others and to ourselves.

Kissing Through a Curtain: The 10 contemporary artists in this exhibition address boundaries, and attempts to communicate across them: translations not only between different languages, but also between nations, cultures, media, bodies, and individual minds. Wendy Red Star, Apsáalooke: Children of the Large-Beaked Bird: Multi-media artist Wendy Red Star, a member of the Apsáalooke (Crow) tribe, offers accounts of American history that rectify the frequently flawed narratives about Native people. Red Star’s annotated portraits of the historic 1880 Crow Peace Delegation, which brought leaders to meet with U.S. officials for land rights negotiations, brings the portraits to life and reclaims Red Star’s ancestors. Gamaliel Rodriguez, Figure 1839: La travesía / Le voyage: A 60-foot ink drawing designed for the Hunter lobby reimagines the repurposed museum buildings as a ship forging its way through a sea of overgrown vegetation, conflating both the natural and industrial landscapes of North Adams and his Puerto Rican home.


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Saturday, June 19, 2021

NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM

Magic, adventure come to life in Stockbridge This summer, myths, legends, fables, romance, and epic battles involving swords and sorcery will come to life in the galleries of the Norman Rockwell Museum. The battles of good versus evil, and heroes and villains will play out through paintings, etchings, drawings, and digital art created by artists from long ago to illustrators working today. The exhibit, “Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration,” follows the exploits of Arthurian legends, Prince Valiant, Conan the Barbarian, and The Lord of the Rings.

Tyler Jacobson, “Red Dragon,” 2014, © Wizards of the Coast

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Special Exhibitions: June 12 – Oct. 31: Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration June 12 – Oct.31: Real and Imagined: Fantastical Rockwell July 10 – Oct.31: Land of Enchantment: Fantastical Sculptures Ongoing: Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post covers Saturday, June 12: Enchanted Gala (In-Person). Visitors will participate in a memorable outdoor quest

Norman Rockwell Museum 9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge 413-298-4100, nrm.org and step into the world of fantasy art and live exciting experiences, dreams, and be part of fantastical worlds. 6 – 9 p.m., prices listed at NRM.org. Friday, June 18 (7 - 8:30 p.m.) and Saturday, June 19, (10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.): Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies Spring Symposium, Enchanted: Epic Adventures in Fantasy Illustration.

Explore the art and history of fantasy illustration and the mythical, mystical, folkloric artworks by masterful artists who are leading the way in this popular genre. $20/$15 Members or Pay what you choose. Includes both sessions. Tuesday, July 6: Meet the Artist Tuesday Night Series (In-Person and Virtual). One of the most highly

regarded artists of his generation, Brom received the prestigious Grand Master award at the 2013 Spectrum Fantastic Art annual. 5:30 p.m. Free for members/$5 non-members Saturday, July 10: Land of Enchantment Family Opening (In-Person). Outdoor sculpture exhibition celebration for all ages. 2 – 4 p.m., Free with Admission Saturday, July 24: From Hobbits to Hulks, Creating Characters for Stories with James Warhola, Garden of Easels: Outdoor Art Workshop (In-Person).


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Saturday, June 19, 2021 2 - 4 p.m., Class limited to 20 people. $85/$65 Members Tuesday, July 6: Meet the Artist Tuesday Night Series (In-Person and Virtual). One of the most highly regarded artists of his generation, Brom received the prestigious Grand Master award at the 2013 Spectrum Fantastic Art annual. 5:30 p.m. Free for members/$5 non-members Tuesday, July 13: Meet the Artist Tuesday Night Series (In-Person and Virtual). Over the past four decades, Thomas Blackshear has painted artworks for magazines, movie studios and postage stamps. 5:30 p.m. Free for members/$5 non-members Tuesday, July 20: Meet the Artist Tuesday Night Series (In-Person and Virtual) Tyler Jacobson’s art has been featured in publications by Wizards of the Coast, Simon & Schuster, TOR. Entertainment Weekly, and Rolling Stone. 5:30 p.m. Free for members/$5 non-members Tuesday, July 27: Meet the Artist Tuesday Night Series (In-Person and Virtual) Scott Gustafson’s delightful style of illustrating fairy tales brings characters to life as they are imagined, without reference to previous iterations. 5:30 p.m. Free for members/$5 non-members Tuesday, Aug. 3: Meet the Artist Tuesday Night Series (In-Person and Virtual) Anna Dittmann is a digital illustrator with a passion for figurative art. Her love for nature and portraiture are recurring themes throughout her work, which emphasizes movement, organic shapes and natural elements. 5:30 p.m. Free for members/$5 non-members Saturday, Aug. 7: The Magic

of Trees, Plein Air with Ruth Sanderson, Garden of Easels: Outdoor Art Workshop (InPerson) 1 - 4 p.m., Class limited to 12 people. $125/$95 Members Tuesday, Aug. 10: Meet the Artist Tuesday Night Series (In-Person and Virtual). Bob Eggleton is a noted American science fiction and fantasy artist. His drawings and paintings depict space ships, alien worlds and inhabitants, dragons, vampires, and other fantasy creatures. 5:30 p.m. Free for members/$5 non-members Tuesday, Aug. 17: Meet the Artist Tuesday Night Series (In-Person and Virtual). Julie Bell is an awardwinning painter, illustrator, photographer and bodybuilder. She focuses on heroic fantasy and fantastic realism genres. 5:30 p.m. Free for members/$5 non-members Saturday, Aug. 21: Plein Air Landscape Painting with Dan Howe, Garden of Easels: Outdoor Art Workshop (InPerson)

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James Gurney, “Garden of Hope,” 1994, © James Gurney.

Celebrate Summer!

1 - 4 p.m., Class limited to 20 people; supply list provided. $85/$65 Members Tuesday, Aug. 24: Meet the Artist Tuesday Night Series (In-Person and Virtual. Gary Gianni follows in the footsteps of artists like N.C. Wyeth and Hal Foster, illustrating the comic strip Prince Valiant, classic tales such as Moby Dick. 5:30 p.m. Free for members/$5 non-members Saturday, Aug. 21: The Art of Brewing Festival (In-Person) Spend an afternoon sampling some of the best local brews and local food. Be inspired by illustration art in the galleries and on the beer cans. Time/ Price TBD

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Saturday, June 19, 2021

SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY

All the world’s a stage, but especially outdoors this summer Shakespeare & Company will begin its 2021 season by mounting a “towering play” — “King Lear” starring Christopher Lloyd — in its newly built outdoor New Spruce Theatre. The new theater, “brings us back to our roots,” said Artistic Director Allyn Burrows in a Berkshire Eagle interview. “It’s given us a chance to tear down one of the old buildings on our campus and it gets us outside.” Shakespeare & Company 70 Kemble St., Lenox 413-637-3353, shakespeare.org July 2 - Aug. 28: “King Lear” Directed by Nicole Ricciardi; Featuring Christopher Lloyd. The once-powerful King Lear chooses to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, and so begins one of Shakespeare’s most moving tragedies. At the crucial point of relinquishing his realm, Lear demands to know which of his daughters loves him the most. His ambitious older daughters answer with false praise and lavish flattery, however his youngest daughter, who does truly love him, answers with honesty. Wildly unsatisfied with her response, Lear’s rage sets in motion catastrophic consequences. The New Spruce Theatre. July 16 - July 25: “BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl’s Journey” Written and performed by Debra Ann Byrd; Directed by Tina Packer. Described as a living memoir, “BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl’s Journey,” is a multimedia theatrical production with lyrical language, soulful songs and the music that shaped

the life of a resilient little girl growing up in Spanish Harlem. This choreopoem chronicles the life of classical actress Debra Ann Byrd. The Roman Garden Theatre. Fridays, July 16, 30, and Aug. 13: “Riotous Youth.” Over a two–week period, explore the language, stories, characters, and ideas in Shakespeare’s plays in imaginative and playful ways, culminating with a performance for family and friends. Visit shakespeare.org/education/ riotous–youth to learn more. Wooden O Theatre. Free. July 30 - Aug. 22: “Art” By Yasmina Reza; Translated by Christopher Hampton; Directed by Christopher V. Edwards. What is the value of friendship, of art, of money? How much would you pay for a white painting? One of Marc’s best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting. It’s white. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn’t have the proper standard to judge the work. Another friend, Ivan, though burdened by his own problems, allows himself to be pulled into this disagreement. In spite of himself, Ivan tells Serge he likes the painting. These old friends square off over the canvas, using it as an excuse to relentlessly batter one another over various failures. Friendship

is tested, and the aftermath of action, and its reaction, affirms the power of those bonds.

and character work.

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Sept. 1 to Sept. 5: “Measure For Measure” (a workshop production)

Friday, Aug. 20: “Riotous Youth: Monsters, Magic & Mischief.” A fast–paced one week exploration of Shakespeare’s most magical, mischievous and misunderstood characters, using text from “The Tempest,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Macbeth.” Wooden O Theatre. Free. Friday, Aug. 20: “Riotous Company.” This three-week advanced program offers young actors more in-depth training in text, voice, movement, stage, fight,

Wooden O Theatre. Free.

Directed by Alice Reagan. When Angelo is abruptly appointed to rule over a chaotic and debauched city, he restores order with repressive laws and an iron fist over licentiousness. The object of his own twisted desire is a young nun, whom he puts in an unthinkable position. “To whom should I complain?” is all that young Isabella can utter when she finds herself the target of his abuse of power. Justice can never come soon enough. The Roman Garden Theatre.

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TANGLEWOOD

Live music returns to the Lawn After a summer of silence in 2020, when COVID-19 forced the Boston Symphony Orchestra to cancel its summer season in Lenox, music will return to the Shed and Lawn. Though a shorter season than normal — there will be six weeks of in-person concerts — capacity limits have been raised to cap audience attendance at 9,000 for all performances taking place at Tanglewood. So there’s plenty of room to stretch out on the Lawn and enjoy a night of music under the stars. Tanglewood 297 West St., Lenox 617-266-1200, tanglewood.org The current ticket price range for most concerts for the 2021 Tanglewood season is $15-$160, though upper ticket prices may vary based upon ticket availability. Updates to the 2021 Tanglewood Popular Artist Series were announced after publication. Visit www. tanglewood.org for more information. Friday, July 9: The Knights. Eric Jacobsen, conductor; Aaron Diehl, piano. RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin Vijay IYER Crisis Modes; Mary Lou WILLIAMS Selection from Zodiac Suite, for piano and orchestra; GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue. 8 p.m. $15$160 Saturday, July 10: BSO Open Rehearsal (Sunday program), pre-rehearsal lecture at 9:30 a.m. Performance 10:30 a.m. $18-$35 Saturday, July 10: Opening Night at Tanglewood: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano; ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus; Piano Concerto No. 5,

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The Boston Symphony Orchestra summer season will last six weeks in Lenox this year.


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Saturday, June 19, 2021 Concerto in A minor for two violins, Op. 3, No. 8; J.S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 4. 8 p.m. $15-$160. Saturday, July 17: BSO Open Rehearsal (Sunday program), pre-rehearsal lecture at 9:30 a.m. Performance 10:30 a.m. $18-$35 Saturday, July 17: Tanglewood Family Concert. Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Byron Stripling, conductor and trumpet. “American Melodies,” a family-friendly journey through the early songs that defined America, from folk songs to spirituals, gospel to jazz. 2:30 p.m. $15 PHOTO PROVIDED BY HILARY SCOTT

BSO conductor Andris Nelsons leads the TMC Orchestra in Shostakovich’s First Symphony. Emperor; Symphony No. 5. 8 p.m. $15-$160

Music Center Fellows. Chamber music. Free. 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 11: Tanglewood Music Center Fellows. Chamber music. Free. 10 a.m.

Monday, July 12: Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor; Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellows. COPLAND Suite from Appalachian Spring; Hannah KENDALL Disillusioned Dreamer; BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4. $15-$70. 8 p.m.

Sunday, July 11: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor; Baiba Skride, violin. Carlos SIMON Fate Now Conquers; SIBELIUS Violin Concerto; DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 6. 2:30 p.m. $15-$160 Monday, July 12: Tanglewood

Thursday, July 15: TLI-TMC OpenStudio. Tanglewood Music

Center Fellows; Conducting Masterclass with Andris Nelsons. 8 p.m. $20-$55 Friday, July 16: Apollo’s Fire. Jeannette Sorrell, artistic director; Bach, Vivaldi & Friends. TELEMANN Concerto Polonois in G for two violins, viola, and continuo; VIVALDI Concerto in B minor for four violins; PORPORA (arr. Jeannette SORRELL) Aria, “Alto Giove,” (“Grand Jupiter”) from Polifemo; VIVALDI Ciaccona, from Concerto in C for strings; VIVALDI

Saturday, July 17: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Andris Nelsons, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano. PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1, Classical; BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1. 8 p.m. $15-$160 Sunday, July 18: Tanglewood Music Center Fellows. Chamber music. Free. 10 a.m. Sunday, July 18: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Andris Nelsons, conductor; Lucas and Arthur Jussen, pianos. MENDELSSOHNHENSEL Overture in C; MOZART Concerto in E-flat for two pianos, K.365; MENDELSSOHN Symphony


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Saturday, June 19, 2021 No. 5, Reformation. 2:30 p.m. $15-$160 Monday, July 19: Tanglewood Music Center Fellows. Chamber music. Free. 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 19: Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Andris Nelsons, conductor; Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellows. BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 2; RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Overture on Three Russian Themes; HAYDN Symphony No. 3; STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite. $15-$70. 8 p.m. Friday, July 23: Boston Pops Orchestra. Keith Lockhart, conductor. ALL-JOHN WILLIAMS PROGRAM: Honoring John Williams; Experience a rare and intimate soundscape of modern cinema’s greatest music, featuring the scores and stories of the Boston Pops’ own John Williams. Led by Keith Lockhart, this magical evening includes the orchestra performing the breadth of Williams’ music - from iconic (“Imperial March” from Star Wars) to rarities (“Stargazers” from E.T.), accompanied by exclusive filmed interviews of the world’s most beloved film composer, telling the stories behind his music and career. $15-$160. 8 p.m.

Violin Concerto No. 2 (world premiere); COPLAND Quiet City; STRAVINSKY Suite from The Firebird (1919 version). $15-$160. 8 p.m. Sunday, July 25: 2021 Festival of Contemporary Music. Tanglewood Music Center Fellows. Sean SHEPHERD Seagulls on High; Andrew HAIG Replacing (world premiere; TMC cocommission); Xinyang WANG Between the Resonating Abysses; Kaija SAARIAHO Graal théâtre. Free. 10 a.m. Sunday, July 25: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Andris Nelsons, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano. Iman HABIBI Jeder Baum spricht; BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3; SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4. 2:30 p.m. $15-$160

Monday, July 26: 2021 Festival of Contemporary Music. Tanglewood Music Center Fellows. Per NØRGÅRD Hut Ab!, for two clarinets; Jeffrey MUMFORD a garden of flourishing paths; Thomas ADÈS The Origin of the Harp, Op. 13; György KURTÁG Works for two pianos; Judith WEIR Ardnamurchan Point; Andrew NORMAN Frank’s House. Free. 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 26: 2021 Festival of Contemporary Music. Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Thomas Adès and Stefan Asbury, conductors. Anthony Marwood, violin; Per NØRGÅRD Dream Play; LIGETI Violin Concerto; Steve REICH Reich/Richter. $15-$70. 8 p.m. Friday, July 30: Emanuel Ax, piano; Leonidas Kavakos,

violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello. ALLBEETHOVEN PROGRAM: Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3; Piano Trio version of Symphony No. 2, Op. 36. $15-$160. 8 p.m. Saturday, July 31: BSO Open Rehearsal (Sunday program), pre-rehearsal lecture at 9:30 a.m. Performance 10:30 a.m. $18-$35 Saturday, July 31: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Thomas Adès, conductor; Kirill Gerstein, piano. HAYDN Symphony No. 64, Tempora mutantur; STRAVINSKY Concerto for Piano and Winds; Thomas ADÈS O Albion; HAYDN Symphony No. 45, Farewell. $15-$160. 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1: Tanglewood Music Center Fellows. Chamber music. Free. 10 a.m.

Saturday, July 24: BSO Open Rehearsal (Sunday program), pre-rehearsal lecture at 9:30 a.m. Performance 10:30 a.m. $18-$35 Saturday, July 24: TLI The Big Idea. Bill T. Jones, speaker. $20-$55. 4 p.m. Saturday, July 24: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Andris Nelsons and John Williams, conductors; Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Robert Sheena, English horn; Thomas Rolfs, trumpet. Jessie MONTGOMERY Starburst; John WILLIAMS

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Sunday, Aug. 1: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Alan Gilbert, conductor; Lisa Batiashvili, violin. SCHUMANN The Bride of Messina Overture; SAINT-SAËNS Violin Concerto No. 3; STENHAMMAR Serenade. $15-$160. 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2: Tanglewood Music Center Fellows. Chamber music. Free. 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2: Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Alan Gilbert, conductor; Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellows. FAURÉ Pelléas et Mélisande Suite; STILL Darker America; SIBELIUS Symphony No. 3. $15-$70. 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5: TLI-TMC OpenStudio. Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center. Cello Masterclass with Yo-Yo Ma. $20-$75. 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6: TLI Full Tilt. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. $20-$75. 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7: BSO Open Rehearsal (Sunday program), pre-rehearsal lecture at 9:30 a.m. Performance 10:30 a.m. $18-$35 Saturday, Aug. 7: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Herbert Blomstedt, conductor; Joshua Bell, violin. ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM: Violin Concerto; Symphony No. 7. $15-$160. 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8: Tanglewood Music Center Fellows. Chamber music. Free. 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 8: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Karina Canellakis, conductor; Yo-Yo Ma, cello. Missy MAZZOLI Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres); TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme, for cello and orchestra; TCHAIKOVSKY

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Tanglewood will be able to accommodate 2,400 patrons in the Shed and 6,600 on the Lawn for summer performances. Symphony No. 4. $15-$160. 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9: Tanglewood Music Center Fellows. Chamber music. Free. 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9: Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Herbert Blomstedt, conductor; Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellows. MENDELSSOHN Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream; MOZART Symphony No. 31 (Paris); BRAHMS Symphony No. 3. $15-$70. 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12: TLITMC OpenStudio. Violin Masterclass with Leonidas Kavakos. $20-$55. 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13: John Williams’ Film Night. Boston Pops Orchestra. John Williams and Keith Lockhart, conductors.

A beloved highlight of the summer season, John Williams’ Film Night returns with the Boston Pops, along with Maestros Williams and Lockhart sharing the podium for a delightful program of music and film clips from Hollywood’s Golden Age to contemporary favorites. It’s a special evening of movie magic you won’t want to miss. $15-$160. 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14: BSO Open Rehearsal (Sunday program), pre-rehearsal lecture at 9:30 a.m. Performance 10:30 a.m. $18-$35 Saturday, Aug. 14: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Anna Rakitina, conductor; JeanYves Thibaudet, piano. Elena LANGER Suite from Figaro Gets a Divorce; RAVEL Piano Concerto in G; ELGAR Enigma Variations. $15-$160. 8 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 15: Tanglewood Music Center Fellows. Chamber music. Free. 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 15: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Herbert Blomstedt, conductor; Leonidas Kavakos, violin. ALLBRAHMS PROGRAM: Violin Concerto; Symphony No. 4. $15-$160. 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16: Tanglewood Music Center Fellows. Chamber music. Free. 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16: Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Stefan Asbury, conductor; Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellows. Brian Raphael NABORS Iubilo; SMETANA Vyšerad, from My Country; VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7. $15$70. 8 p.m.


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Saturday, June 19, 2021

WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL

Immersive, site-specific performances to take over Williamstown

Williamstown Theatre Festival 413-458-3253, wtfestival.org

For its 2021 season, Williamstown Theatre Festival is bringing its theater out of its boxes — the indoor Main Stage and the Nikos Stage at Williams College’s ’62 Center for Theater and Dance — into the expanse of the outdoors. From July 6 to Aug. 8, the Festival will be producing theater on the front lawn of the ’62 Center; a variety of locations around Williamstown; and the reflecting pool at the Clark Art Institute. Tuesday, July 6 - Sunday, July 25: “Celebrating The Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays,” directed by Wardell Julius Clark, Candis C. Jones, and Colette Robert; guest curated by Robert O'Hara. Featuring new plays by Ngozi Anyanwu, France-Luce Benson, J. Nicole Brooks, Guadalís Del Carmen, Terry Guest, Ike Holter, Zora Howard, NSangou Njikam, and Charly Evon Simpson. Front Lawn of the '62 Center for Theatre & Dance. All tickets are general admission and $90 each, inclusive of fees. All evening performances at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Sunday. No evening performance on Sunday, July 11 or 18.

Goldstein. Music and lyrics by Dawn Landes. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli. Inspired by “A Pearl in the Storm” by Tori Murden McClure. Featuring Grace McLean. Performances at The Clark Art Institute Reflecting Pool, 225 South St., Williamstown. All tickets are general admission and $90 each, inclusive of fees. All performances 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Sunday.. Tuesday, July 20 - Sunday, Aug. 8: "Alien/Nation." A world premiere immersive theatrical experience at various sites around Williamstown in two parts, WALKING or DRIVING. All tickets are $90 each, inclusive of fees.

Matinees at 3 p.m. on July 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, and 25. Matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 18.

WALKING experience: 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, July 20 - Aug 1; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, Aug 3-8.

Tuesday, July 13 - Sunday, Aug. 8: “Row,” a world premiere musical. Book by Daniel

DRIVING experience: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, July 20 - Aug 1; 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, Aug 3-8.

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Event Calendar 2021 15th Annual Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour 413-695-1638 hilltown6.com July 24-25: Self-guided tour in the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts. This popular event offers acclaimed ceramic artists’ wares for viewing and purchase, along with kiln and studio tours. Check hilltown6.com for up-to-the-minute details, should public health considerations necessitate any changes, as well as a map to help you plan your tour of these unique, tucked-away venues. The tour is free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

29th Annual Stockbridge Summer Arts and Crafts Show Stockbridge Town Offices and Bidwell Park, 50 Main St., Stockbridge stockbridgechamber.org/visit/ summer-arts-craft-show Saturday, Aug. 21-Sunday, Aug. 22: The 29th Annual Stockbridge

Summer Arts and Crafts show hosts over 80 jury-selected artists and crafters displaying work ranging from paintings to ceramics, fiberware to jewelry, sculpture to photography, as well as a variety of specialty food tents offering vinegar, oils, jams and honey. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Adams Free Library 92 Park St., Adams 413-743-8345, adamslibraryma.org Monday, June 14 - Monday, Aug. 16: Adult summer reading program. To log reading, sign in or create an account using the Beanstack software at adamslibraryma.beanstack. org or download the Beanstack app. Prizes announced at the end of the program. If paper log is preferred, contact the library. Monday, June 14: Sign up begins for the Children’s “Tails and Tales” Summer Reading Challenge 2021

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in Beanstack software. Earn virtual raffle tickets for prizes. Winners announced at end of program. For children of all ages. Friday, June 25: Zoo on the Go: Outdoor event at Adams Council on Aging, 3 Hoosac St., Adams. For children of all ages. 2 p.m. Registration is required. Seven live ambassador animals and dedicated Q-and-A time with a Zoo Staff Member. All in attendance must wear a face mask, even though the program is taking place outdoors. An adult must accompany children under 8 years of age. Free. Wednesday, June 30: Jungle Jim Manning. Outdoor event at Adams Council on Aging, 3 Hoosac St., Adams. For children of all ages (best for ages 4-11), 10:30 a.m. Registration is required. Jungle Jim has created a unique performance called "Tails and Tales" encouraging and motivating children, utilizing comedy, magic, storytelling and balloon art. Free. Thursday, July 15: Diane Edgecomb, storyteller. Outdoor event at Adams Council on Aging, 3 Hoosac St., Adams. For family audiences ages 4 and up. 2 p.m. Registration is required. Free. Monday, July 19: “Balloon Twisting: Animals, Aliens, Dragons, and Fairy Wings” with Ed the Wizard. Outdoor event at Adams Council on Aging. Recommended for ages 4-11, best for ages 7 and up; younger may join with parental help. 2 p.m. Registration is required. Learn how to twist and make your own balloon creations with professional Q260 Latex twisty balloons. Thursday, Aug. 5: Wingmasters. Outdoor event featuring five to six live birds of prey (owls, falcons, hawks), held under Wingmasters’ rehabilitation and education permits, at Adams Council on Aging. Ages: Strictly 6 and up. 11 a.m. Registration is required. For the birds’ well-being and for the safety of the audience, the raptors are handled only by Julie Anne Collier and Jim Parks, and are under their control at all times. Thursday, Aug. 12: Jerry Schnei-

der. "Pollinators" and T-shirt craft. Outdoor event at Adams Council on Aging. For children of all ages. 5:30 p.m. Registration is required. Get acquainted with some of our local pollinators, featuring bees, bats, hummingbirds, beetles, dragonflies, and butterflies, important critters that help pollinate orchards, backyard gardens and rainforests. Bring your own T-shirt or purchase for $4. Monday, Aug. 16: Deadline for completing log entries for both the children’s and adult Summer Reading Challenges via Beanstack software or paper logs, 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19: Bowey the Clown & Magic Brushes Outdoor event at Adams Council on Aging. For children of all ages. 2-4 p.m. Registration is required. Join Bowey the Clown and Magic Brushes for a party to celebrate our Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Two hours of magic, storytelling, ventriloquism and balloon sculptures; and temporary glitter tattoos by Magic Brushes. Raffle Basket winners announced.

Art Austerlitz Contemporary Artists at Old Austerlitz 11550 and 11561 State Route 22, Austerlitz, N.Y. oldausterlitz.org Now through September: Monthly exhibits, each beginning with a Saturday reception the first Saturday of the month. Gallery hours noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday.

Art Omi Sculpture & Architecture Park 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y. 518-392-4747, artomi.org Now through Aug. 29: Shona McAndrew: Just the three of us. This solo exhibition in the Newmark Gallery installation portrays a group of friends sharing time together in a living room consisting of over 170 individual papier mache objects, all handmade by the artist. McAndrew draws from recollections of time spent among her high school best


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Saturday, June 19, 2021 friends, rendering them as she remembers them at that time: casual, intimate, and out of view of the male gaze. Rather than portraying women and girls in their rooms as preparing themselves to exist for men or in the public sphere, McAndrew seeks instead to illuminate the messy yet harmonious space created by women left entirely to themselves. On view daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Register in advance for weekend visits at artomi.org/visit. Saturday, July 17: Art Omi: Artists Open Studios. Explore the studios of the artists-in-residence, along with special pop-up performances and installations. An intimate glimpse into the work of international artists in residence at Art Omi. Attendees will be required to register for timed entry to Open Studios. Registration opens on June 15. 1 - 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6: Art Omi: Dance Salon. International dance artists present unique pieces created in collaboration during their residency. Featuring new and in-process dance pieces in response to the grounds and studio spaces at Art Omi. Attendees will be required to register for the Dance Showing. Registration will open in mid-July. 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28: Art Omi: Music in the Park. An informal concert of new, experimental music created during the course of the Art Omi: Music residency. Musicians from a multitude of traditions and genres combine their approaches for novel and unforeseeable results! Grab a seat, bring a blanket, and enjoy seldom heard music amidst art and landscape. 5 p.m.

Aston Magna Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (streaming) 14 Mahaiwe St., Great Barrington or Saint James Place (streaming) 352 Main St., Great Barrington, 413-528-0100, astonmagna.org Sunday, June 13: Aston Magna Music Festival and the Mahaiwe copresent “Early Duos for Fortepiano and Violin.” The music of Mozart, CPE Bach, Joseph Boulogne and Beethoven, with Sylvia Berry, fortepiano, and Daniel Stepner, violin. Free, donations welcome. Link to the event June 13, 7 p.m.,

at mahaiwe.org/events/music/ or astonmagna.org/june-13 Sunday, June 27: Aston Magna Music Festival and the Mahaiwe co-present “Mozart: The String Trios.” Daniel Stepner, violin; Marcus Thompson, viola, and Jacques Lee Wood, cello. Free, donations welcome. Link to the event June 27 at 7 p.m., at mahaiwe.org/events/ music/ or astonmagna.org/june-27. Saturday, July 3: Aston Magna Music Festival presents “Three French Masters.” The music of Marais, Leclair and Forqueray, with musicians Edson Scheid and Daniel Stepner, baroque violins; Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba; Catherine Liddell, theorbo; and Michael Sponseller, harpsichord. Free, donations welcome. Link to the event July 3, at 7 p.m., at astonmagna.org/july-3. Saturday, July 10: Aston Magna Music Festival presents “Mostly Monteverdi.” Vocalists Aaron Sheehan and Jason McStoots, tenors; Adam Pearl, harpsichord; Cameron Welke, theorbo; Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba; Scott Metcalfe and Daniel Stepner, baroque violins. Free, donations welcome. Link to the event July 10 at 7 p.m., at astonmagna.org/july-10/. Saturday, July 17: Aston Magna Music Festival presents “Songs and Sonatas of Henry Purcell.” Kristen Watson, soprano; David McFerrin, baritone; Daniel Stepner and Julie Leven, baroque violins; Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba, and Catherine Liddell, theorbo, and Peter Sykes, harpsichord. Free, donations welcome. Link to the event July 17 at 7 p.m., astonmagna.org/july-17/. Saturday, July 24: Aston Magna Music Festival presents “Celebrating Beethoven’s 251st Birthday.” Julie Leven and Daniel Stepner, baroque violins; Jason Fisher, viola, and Jacques Lee Wood, cello. The quartet will offer Beethoven’s “Eyeglass Duo,” a string trio in C Minor, and selected string quartet movements, including the Grosse Fuge. Free, donations welcome. Link to the event July 24 at 7 p.m., at astonmagna.org/july-24

Bartholomew's Cobble 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield

413-298-3239 ext. 3013, thetrustees. org/place/bartholomews-cobble Birding walks and guided hikes coming this summer — check the website for dates. Ongoing: Last Saturday of the month, every month; Nature Journaling Workshop (free), time varies through the year. Check the website for more information and to sign up. Saturday, June 26: Watercolor painting class, 1-3 p.m. Thursday, July 8: Thumbnails sketching class, 10 a.m.-noon. Thursday, Aug. 19: Watercolor painting class, 10 a.m.-noon.

Berkshire Art Association berkshireartassociation.org Aug. 6-Aug. 28: “Everyone Is a Hero: A Comic and Cartoon Art Tribute to Our Local Heroes,” at Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. Show opening Friday, Aug. 6, during Pittsfield’s First Fridays Artswalk. On Saturday, Aug. 7, superheroes, artists, and friends are invited to celebrate the festivities at the opening party from 3-6 p.m.

This family friendly event will feature music, face painting and comic-making. Special guest artists Joe Staton and Luke McDonnell will be on hand drawing awesome characters and showing you how to make your own comics. Joe Staton has drawn for DC Comics including Green Lantern, Justice Society and Scooby-Doo. Luke McDonnell has drawn Marvel Comics and DC, including Iron Man, Suicide Squad and Batman. Come dressed in your best comic- and cartoon-inspired costumes.

Becket Athenaeum 3367 Main St., Becket 413-623-5483, info@bwlibrary.org, becketathenaeum.org All programming is free. Saturday, June 19: Summer Kickoff! Book Sale, Storytimes at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., plus activities for the Summer Solstice and Juneteenth. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays, June 23-Aug. 25: Outdoor Storytime, followed by crafts with the Becket Arts Center, 11 a.m. to noon.

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Sundays at 4pm, July 11 - August 15

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32 • Summer Previews 2021 June 23-Aug. 25: Summer Reading Program with prizes for meeting reading goals. Thursday, June 24: NASA Ambassador Presentation on the International Space Station and Careers & Diversity at NASA, 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26: Community Drumming with Otha Day, 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 30: Cookbook Club: "In Pursuit of Flavor," 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 6: Book Club: “The Night Swim,” 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 10: Storytelling by Motoko, 1-2 p.m. Saturday, July 10: Outdoor Book Sale (free, donations accepted). 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, July 11: Garden composting workshop with Pat Parkins, owner of Gardens of the Goddess, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 17: Author Reading: "Worth the Wait" with Lynne Scott, followed by a local bird talk with Dale Abrams and Zach Adams of Mass Audubon, Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 31: Storytelling by Eshu Bumpus, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 19, 2021 Saturday, July 31: Outdoor Book Sale, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17:Storytellers: The Storycrafters, 11 a.m.-noon Sunday, Aug. 22: Garden Workshop, Extending the Growing season, with Pat Parkins, owner of Gardens of the Goddess, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28: Community Drumming with Otha Day, 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28: Outdoor Book Sale (free, donations accepted), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11: Drumming with Otha Day, 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25: Outdoor Book Sale (free, donations accepted), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23: Community discussion about facts and current trends in drug use, with the Brien Center, 6-7 p.m.

Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield 413-499-9480, pittsfieldlibrary.org info@pittsfieldlibrary.org Masks are required at all Youth

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Special Events and in the Children’s Library. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Ongoing: Herman Melville Memorial Room: The largest collection of Melville Family personal memorabilia in the world is housed here; Portraits, furniture, photographs, letters, personal items, art prints, books and more. Free. Short Story Contest: 43rd Annual Short Story Writing Contest for Children and the 24th Annual Short Story Writing Contest for Young Adults. Contest opens Tuesday, June 1. Entries may be dropped off in person, mailed or emailed. You can email your children's entries to childrens@ pittsfieldlibrary.org and your Young Adult entries to youngadult@pittsfieldlibrary.org. Deadline for entries will be Monday, Aug. 2, at 4 p.m. Events: July 15-24: Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum Book Sale. By appointment.Reservations start June 24. Email booksale@pittsfieldlibrary. org or call 413-499-9493 June 28-Aug. 8: The Collaborative Summer Library Program “Tails and Tales” Summer Reading Program at the Berkshire Athenaeum is supported by The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum, Massachusetts Library System, Boston Bruins, and Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Readers are encouraged to visit the library’s website to register for our reading tracker app Beanstack. Monday, June 28: A Tale of Summer Reading! Families with children under 12 join the Summer Reading kick-off event with the Berkshire Athenaeum and Pittsfield's CFCE! Participate in a StoryWalk® scavenger hunt at the Common to celebrate the start of the library's "Tails and Tales" summer reading program. Youth can make a craft, sign up for a library card and register for summer reading All participants receive a free book. 10 a.m. - noon at the Common, 100 First St., Pittsfield. Wednesday, June 30: Blackout Poetry workshop for teens. Ages 13 - 17 are invited to explore in a safe, relaxed environment the medium

of erasure, or blackout, poetry. Led by Mass MoCA artist-in-residence S. Erin Batiste, all art supplies included. No experience necessary and all abilities welcome. Space is limited, please visit pittsfieldlibrary.org to register or call the Children’s Library for more information, 413-499-9480 ext. 111. 2 p.m. Tuesdays, June 29 - Aug. 3: Take and Make craft kits. Weekly craft kits for youth ages 4 - 10. Supply is limited, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tuesdays, June 29, July 6, 13, and Aug. 3: Summer Movie Series. Relax in the air conditioning and enjoy some of the library staff’s favorite animal adventure movies. 1 p.m. in the library’s auditorium. Thursdays, July 1 - Aug. 5: Gardening Club. Youth ages 5-9 and their caregivers are invited to help plant and maintain the library’s garden. Garden tools and weekly crafts provided. Please bring gardening gloves if preferred. Space is limited, register at pittsfieldlibrary.org or call the Children’s Library for more information, 413-499-9480 ext. 111. 10:30 a.m. meet in the Bartlett Avenue parking lot. Thursdays, July 1 - Aug. 5: Virtual Zookeeper visits with the Buttonwood Park Zoo. Join us for a virtual encounter with your favorite zoo animal and an opportunity to interview their zookeeper with fun facts, questions, and more. Meet a new animal each week. Registration required.1 p.m. via Zoom. Fridays, July 2 - Aug. 6: Childrens’ Yoga. Facilitated by Berkshire Yoga, youth and their caregivers enjoy a short story time as well as exercises to help develop self-awareness, strength, balance and flexibility. Best suited to ages 4-8, siblings welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat, towel, or blanket. Space is limited, register at berkshireyogadancefitness.com. 10:30 a.m. at the Common, 100 First St., Pittsfield. Fridays, July 2, 9, and 30: Fairy Tale Engineering. Each week a new fairy tale is explored while youth help the story characters solve problems through hands-on STEM activities. Space is limited, registration is required. 1 p.m. in the library


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Saturday, June 19, 2021 auditorium. Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 27, and Aug. 3: Science in the Summer: Be an Engineer! Join the Berkshire Museum to solve real-world problems by designing assistive tools, fixing a flooded playground, building bridges and more. GSK Science in the Summer is a fun and free science education program sponsored by GSK in partnership with The Franklin Institute for children entering grades 2-6. 10:30 a.m. in the library auditorium. Monday, July 12 - Saturday, July 18: Creature Care. Visit the Children’s Library any day this week to receive a special stuffed animal care package. All creatures come with a fun facts sheet as well as recommended books to learn more. While supplies last. Monday, July 19: StoryWalk® Guided Hike With Berkshire Natural Resources Council. Join BNRC and library staff for a guided trail hike and enjoy a story along the way. Monday, Aug. 2 - Saturday, Aug. 7: Animal Scavenger Hunt. Join the library on an animal scavenger hunt adventure around downtown Pittsfield. Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet any day this week in the Children’s Library, find all the clues, and return your sheet for a prize. Friday, Aug. 6: Uncharted Wild Live Animal Show. Meet a variety of live creatures and learn how they live in the wild. There will be time after the presentation for petting and picture taking with our animal guests.1 and 2:30 p.m. in the library auditorium

Berkshire Botanical Garden 5 West Stockbridge Road., Stockbridge 413-298-3926, berkshirebotanical.org June 19 - July 18: Art/Garden Gregory Crewdson - Fireflies. Free with Garden admission (Register online) 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ongoing June 19 - Oct. 31: Art/ Garden Sculpture - Taking Flight. Free with Garden admission (Register online) 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, June 20: Queer Plant Medicine & Botany. $35 general, $25 members (Register online) 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Ongoing Tuesdays, June 21 - Oct. 19: Tai Chi in the Garden. $12 gen-

eral, $10 members (Register online) 9-10 a.m. Ongoing Thursdays, June 24 Sept. 2: Yoga in the Garden. Free, online registration required. 5:156:15 p.m. Saturday, June 26: Tour of Bill Noble’s Vermont Garden. $70 general, $65 members (Register online) 2-4 p.m. Thursday, July 1 to Monday, July 5: The Caterpillar Lab In Residency. Free with Garden admission (Register online) 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Thursday, July 1: Budding Naturalist Caterpillar Walk. $12 general, $5 members (Register online) 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 2: Moth Lighting. $20 general, $15 members (Register online) 8:30-11 p.m. Ongoing Wednesdays, July 7 - Aug. 25: Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Garden. $25 general, $20 members, (Register online) 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, July 8: Birding in the Garden. $20 general, $15 members (Register online) 6:30 - 8 p.m. Monday, July 12: Music Mondays - Gina Coleman & The Misty Blues. $15 general, $10 members (Register online) 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, July 19: Music Mondays - Berkshire Jazz Collective. $15 general, $10 members (Register online) 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, July 26: Music Mondays - Union Jack. $15 general, $10 members (Register online) 5:307:30 p.m. Ongoing July 30 - Sept. 6: Art/ Garden - Marc Dennis - Revolution. Free with Garden admission (Register online) 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2: Music Mondays - The Lucky 5. $15 general, $10 members (Register online) 5:307:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6: FAMILY FRIDAYS Nature Matters with Jen Lahey. Free with admission (Register online) 11 a.m. - noon. Monday, Aug. 9: Music Mondays The Peter Poirier Band. $15 general, $10 members (Register online) 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12: Birding in the Garden. $20 general, $15 members

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Family Fridays at the library include art projects for children. (Register online) 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13: FAMILY FRIDAYS Under One Sky: Songs & Stories for the Whole Earth. Free with admission (Register online) 11 a.m.-noon. Monday Aug. 16: Music Mondays - The Wanda Houston Band. $15 general, $10 members (Register online) 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20: FAMILY FRIDAYS - The Wonder of Reptiles. Free with admission (Register online) 11 a.m.-noon Ongoing Saturday, Aug. 21 - Nov. 20: Ikebana Workshop Series. $100 general, $85 members (Register online) 10 a.m.-noon. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 21, 22: The Grow Show. Free with Garden admission (Register online) 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23: Music Mondays - TBD. $15 general, $10 members (Register online) 5:30-730 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27: FAMILY FRIDAYS Birds of Prey. Free with admission (Register online) 11 a.m.-noon Friday, Aug. 27: Bats of the Berkshires. $18 general, $12 members (Register online) 7:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28: Weaving with Natural Materials. $65 general, $55 members (Register online) 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30: Music Mondays - Lost Wages. $15 general, $10 members (Register online) 5:307:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1 to 3: The Garden in Pastel. $300 general,

$250 members (Register online) 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3: Off-site Field Study Robert Clyde Anderson. $60 general, $55 members (Register online) 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4: Field Survey of Grassland Meadows. $65 general, $55 members (Register online) 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6: Music Mondays - The BTUs. $15 general, $10 members (Register online) 5:307:30 p.m.

Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield, MA 413-442-1793, mobydick.org Tours of the historic home continue through the end of October. Tours available Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. with the last tour departing at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 17: Melville Biographical Research Lecture: Warren Broderick. Melville scholar and NY State Archives emeritus Warren Broderick will present newly discovered original source documents that will shed light on Melville’s life and work. Learn about previously unknown records that bear Herman’s signature as well as the first published reference to a missing novel. 6:30 p.m. Free for members, $10 not-yet members. Sunday, June 27: The Victorian Quadrille Orchestra presents dance


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Saturday, June 19, 2021 overlooked intimate relationship between authors Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. Based on their lives, work and remaining letters – ReWritten uses dance, music, visual art, projection and text to reimagine an intergenerational queer love story that helped to shape American literature. $15, $10 BCHS members. 8 p.m.

Berkshire International Film Festival

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Tours of Herman Melville’s historic home are held Thursday through Monday through the end of October. music from the Civil War and Victorian era. The orchestra invites you back to a time before electronics and recorded music as they perform the original notes written in the 1800s with authentic instrumentation. Hear Quadrilles, Lancers, Polkas, Waltzes, Reels and more. 7 p.m. Free. July 1-15: Mastheads Writers’ Residency. The Mastheads is a writers’ residency program that creates a dialogue about place through literature and architecture. Five original architectural spaces serve as studios for selected writers-in-residence to produce new work each summer. Each space is inspired by an American author who produced work in and around Pittsfield – Melville, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Longfellow, and Holmes Sr. Saturday, July 10: Exhibit Opening – Lifting the Veil: Customs Surrounding Mourning in the Berkshires. This exhibition will examine rituals and objects related to death and dying in the Berkshires and beyond focusing on the mid-19th century. The show will take a close look at the historic practices of surrounding death, burial and those left behind. BCHS collections will be featured in this exhibit, including objects not regularly on view to the public. Free. Saturday, July 10: Mastheads Readings. The fifth-annual reading of new work by Mastheads authors in the historic Arrowhead barn. Free. 6 p.m. Sunday, July 11: Book reading: Caroline Hellman. “Children of the Raven

and the Whale: Visions and Revisions in American Literature” (University of Virginia Press, 2019) looks at how contemporary United States writers have responded to texts that were historically central to the American literary canon — including Melville's “Moby-Dick.” In their rewritings and layerings of new stories over older ones, contemporary writers chronicle a spectrum of American experience, and appraise the project of the United States. This talk will explore Melville's influence on the work of Ta-Nehisi Coates, in addition to discussing the larger landscape of American literature today. $15, $10 BCHS members, 3 p.m. July 24, 25: Guild of Berkshire Artists Art Show. July 31 – Aug. 4: “Moby-Dick” Fifth Annual Read-A-Thon. Sign up to read part of Melville’s masterpiece on the site where it was written. Come on your own or bring a group to read with us until we finish the book. $5 recommended donation. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1: Herman Melville’s Birthday and Monument Mountain Hike. Celebrate the day (Aug. 4, 1850) when Melville met Hawthorne on a hike up Monument Mountain. Read the poem they read together at the summit and share sparkling wine. Meet in the parking lot at Monument Mountain, off Route 7 in Great Barrington. Free. 9 a.m. Aug. 13-15: ReWritten, an immersive performance that explores the often silenced, ignored and

Triplex Cinema, Mahaiwe Theater, St. James Place, Lenox Beacon Cinema, Pittsfield 413-528-8030, biffma.org Sept. 9-13: Narrative, documentary and short independent films from around the world.

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival American, Israeli and International Films berkshirejewishfilmfestival.org Monday, July 5: “A Crime on the Bayou,” an African-American’s challenge to a white supremacist with help from a Jewish attorney, 4 p.m. “Mr. Jones,” Welsh journalist Gareth Jones exposes truth about famine in Soviet Union 1930s, 8 p.m. Monday, July 12: “Schocken: On the Edge of Consensus,” Salman Schocken, King of department stores in pre-war Germany (documentary), 4 p.m. “Michael Tilson Thomas: Where Now Is,” thirdgeneration artistic career stretching boundaries of classical music, 8 p.m. Monday, July 19: “Soros,” controversial philanthropist and financier dares to tackle world problems, 4 p.m. “Shalom Taiwan,” dramatic comedy of Rabbi Aaron trying to raise funds in Taiwan, 8 p.m. Monday, July 26: “Magic Men,” Israeli magician and son travel through Greece to reclaim the past, 4 p.m. “’Til Kingdom Come,” unlikely alliance between America’s Evangelical Christians and Israel, 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2: “The Invisible Line - America’s Nazi Experiment,” a teacher explains to high school students how Hitler brainwashed the Germans, 4 p.m. “Tango Shalom,” Hasidic rabbi enters televised tango competition, 8 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 9: Short films: Cinema Rex, Mums’ Hairpins, Eddy’s World, Empty Spaces, A Father’s Kaddish, 4 p.m. “200 Meters,” Palestinian father’s journey to reach his hospitalized son., 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16: “Comrade Dov,” a unique politician sustaining multiple obstacles, 4 p.m. “Winter Journey,” Father’s search for the events leading to his parents’ escape from Germany, 8 p.m.

Berkshire Museum 39 South ST., Pittsfield 413.443.7171, berkshiremuseum.org Additional events will be added throughout the summer at berkshiremuseum.org/events. Ongoing: Aquarium, Berkshire Backyard, Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation, Animals of the World in Miniature. Tickets: $13 adult, $6 child, free for museum members, EBT cardholders, and children ages 3 and under. Wednesdays and Saturdays in July and August: Ready for Kindergarten, free school-readiness program for children and caregivers in partnership with Pittsfield Public Schools. Registration required. Opening Aug. 6: “Muh-he-con-neok: The People of the Waters that Are Never Still” in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community; “Portraits and Stories from Around the World by Mead Eagle Photography” featuring local artists Dan Mead and Sally Eagle; “Objects and Their Stories” exploring human history through unique objects in the Berkshire Museum collection. Friday, Aug. 20: “Whale of a Gala” celebration in support of the Berkshire Museum. Tickets on sale July 1.

Berkshire Opera Festival 413-213-6641, BerkshireOperaFestival.org July 22, July 24: “Glory Denied,” a two-act opera sung in English. Performances at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Daniel Arts Center, McConnell Theater, 84 Alford St., Great Barrington. Wednesday, Aug. 11: “Much Ado About Shakespeare,” a free summer evening concert honoring Shakespeare’s influence on opera, and featuring artists from BOF’s August


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Saturday, June 19, 2021 production of Falstaff. Accompanied by pianist Christopher Koelzer and hosted by BOF Artistic Director Brian Garman. Performance at Edith Wharton’s Home, The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. 7 p.m. Aug. 21, Aug. 24, Aug. 27: Giuseppe Verdi’s last opera, and certainly his funniest, “Falstaff,” based on Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and “Henry IV.” Sung in Italian with English Translations. Performances at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Chesterwood, a National Trust Historic Site 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge 413-298-3579, Chesterwood.org Ongoing: Studio and garden tours, Thursday through Monday at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.; Self-guided touring 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Grounds only tickets available 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., through Oct. 25. Ongoing: 4forArts gallery, free, Thursday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Oct. 25. Saturday, June 26: Poetry reading with Peter Gizzi and Abigail Wender, $25, $20 members, 5 p.m. Friday, July 9: Exhibition preview and artist’s talk, Tipping the Balance: Contemporary Sculpture by John Van Alstine, free, 5 p.m. Saturday, July 10: Tipping the Balance: Contemporary Sculpture by John Van Alstine, through Oct. 25. Saturday, July 10: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, $35, $25 members, performances at 2 and 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4: Author Harold Holzer presents Lincoln’s Favorite Shakespeare with actor Rufus Collins, $25, $20 members, 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7: Live music with Gina Coleman and the Misty Blues Duo, $25, $20 members, 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21: Live music with Rev Tor Trio, $25, $20 members, 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4: Live music by Joe Rose Jazz Ensemble, $25, $20 members, 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25: Reading with authors Brendan Mathews and Nathan McClain, $25, $20 members, 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10: Special performance to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day,

$25, $20 members, 4 p.m.

City of North Adams Office of Tourism Saturdays, through the summer: Farmers Market. Marshall Street and St. Anthony Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Last Friday of the month, starting June 25: Movies under the Stars at Colegrove Park. Free. (Movies not yet announced.) Movie starts at dusk, 8:30/8:45 p.m. First Friday of the month: First Fridays Downtown and nearby organized by the North Adams businesses. 4 to 8 p.m.

Dalton CRA 400 Main St., Dalton 413-684-0260, daltoncra.org Monday, June 28: The Dalton CRA’s 27th Annual Golf Tournament, a fundraiser to benefit the Dalton Youth Center programming and youth scholarships for camp and sports programs. 12:30 p.m. shotgun start at Wahconah Country Club, Dalton. Underwritten by The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank. Register by Monday, June 21. Wednesday, June 30: Music on Main, a free concert on the CRA Memorial Lawn, featuring Tommy T. Bring a picnic and a chair or blanket and enjoy the music. Music on Main summer concerts are sponsored by the Dalton Benefit Association, David and Susan Lombard, Mill Town Capital, the Dalton and Hinsdale/ Peru Local Cultural Councils. 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 7: Music on Main, a free concert on the CRA Memorial Lawn, featuring Brian Benlien. 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 14: Music on Main, a free concert on the CRA Memorial Lawn, featuring Just N Kace Band. 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 21: Music on Main, a free concert on the CRA Memorial Lawn, featuring Dan Gingras. 7 p.m. Friday, July 23 to Sunday, July 25: The 11th Annual Dalton CRA Invitational Softball Tournament, with over 30 teams from the Northeast. Games played on fields throughout Dalton, schedule available online. Wednesday, July 28: Music on Main, a free concert on the CRA Memorial Lawn, featuring the Eagles Band. 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 1 – Saturday Aug. 14: The CRA’s Annual Gib Kittredge Auction. This year’s auction will be an online event culminating with a Live Auction at the CRA’s 27th Annual Gib Kittredge Award Ceremony to be held on the Memorial Lawn at the CRA on Saturday, Aug. 14. Proceeds from the auction benefit CRA youth programs. Wednesday, Aug. 4: Music on Main, a free concert on the CRA Memorial Lawn, featuring Misty Blues Band. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11: Music on Main, a free concert on the CRA Memorial Lawn, featuring Lady Di and the Dukes. 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14: The CRA’s 27th Annual Gib Kittredge Auction and Award Ceremony, the CRA’s annual gala to honor community members for their outstanding service followed by a Live Auction. Awards will be presented to: Chris and Kim Mathews, Gib Kittredge Volunteer Award; David Thorne, John Kittredge Community Support Award; Judy Condron – W. Murray Crane Community Volunteer of the Year Award;

and Caitlin Ronayne and Donovan Keegan – Norman “Pop” Smith Youth of the Year Awards. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18: Music on Main, a free concert on the CRA Memorial Lawn, featuring Jack Waldheim. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25: Music on Main, a free concert on the CRA Memorial Lawn, featuring Brian Benlien. 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29: The CRA’s Annual “May Day” Road Races will be held in person at Nessacus Middle School. The event includes 5K and 10K races with chip timing, as well as Splatter Sprint kids’ race for age 8 and up; Obstacles & Popsicles kids’ races for up to age 8; and a 2-mile Fun Walk for all ages. Prizes, music, food, and raffle. Registration forms available at daltoncra.org. Proceeds benefit CRA Youth and Adult Leagues and Programs. 9:30 a.m.

Dewey Hall Backyard 91 Main St., Sheffield deweyhall.org Dewey Hall’s “Young at Heart" se-

Open Year Round •SELFGUIDED TOURS • EXHIBITS • LECTURES • GHOST HUNTS

Tuesday Talks, Summer Lecture Series June 8-September 14 • 4 pm on Zoom

with limited speaker appearance at Ventfort Hall on some dates to be announced. Other Lectures Year Round.

Check our website for information GildedAge.org 104 Walker Street • Lenox MA 01240 • (413) 637-3206


36 • Summer Previews 2021 ries is family friendly and welcomes all ages. “Young at Heart” occurs weekly on Saturday mornings starting at 10 a.m. The series will take place outside at Dewey Hall. Saturday, June 12: Roger the Jester Saturday, June 19: Tall Tales and Flights of Fancy (storytelling) Saturday, June 26: Erika Ludwig (music) Saturday, July 3: Family Dance Around the World Saturday, July 10: Roger the Jester Saturday, July 17: Aldo Lavaggi (music) Saturday, July 24: Tall Tales and Flights of Fancy (storytelling) Saturday, July 31: Roger the Jester Saturday, Aug. 14: Family Dance Around the World Saturday, Aug. 21: Roger the Jester Saturday, Aug. 28: Tall Tales and Flights of Fancy (storytelling) Saturday, Sept. 4: Family Dance Around the World Saturday, Sept. 11: Roger the Jester

Double Edge Theatre 948 Conway Road, Ashfield

Saturday, June 19, 2021 413-628-0277, doubleedgetheatre.org July 21 – 25; July 27 – Aug. 1; Aug. 3 – 8: "Memories and Dreams.” The spectacle invites visitors to journey through a mosaic of myths and imaginative flight on DE’s Farm as we reinvigorate our memories and dream all possible futures together. Directed by Jeremy Louise Eaton and Stacy Klein and created with the DE Ensemble. July performances start at 8 p.m., August performances start at 7:30 p.m. $40 general admission, $37 students/seniors, and $25 per child, with further discounts for Ashfield residents and Double Edge Alumni.

Eagles Band 413-442-2782, EaglesCommunityBand.org Tuesday, July 20: Concert-in-thePark Series. One of the Eagles Band’s ensembles (Concert Band, Trombone Ensemble, Brass Ensemble or Stage Band) at Springside Park. Free. 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 28 (Rain Date, Thursday, July 29): Performance at Dalton CRA, 400 Main St., Dalton.

Come enjoy an evening of traditional band music on the lawn near the beautiful Gazebo. Free. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17: Concert-inthe-Park Series at Springside Park. Come enjoy an evening of traditional band music on the lawn near the beautifully renovated Springside House. Free. 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22: Performance on the Hinsdale Fire Station grounds, 95 Maple St., Hinsdale. Come enjoy an afternoon of traditional band music in the shade of the pavilion. Free. 2 p.m.

First Congregational Church of Lee 25 Park Place, Lee 413-243-1033; uccleechurch@gmail.com Saturday, Aug. 14: 21st Annual Craft Fair in the Park. Numerous crafters selling their wares including: woodworking, bird houses, jewelry, quilted and sewn items, ceramics and much more. Free and open to the public. Rain or shine. 9 a.m. -3 p.m.; observing state COVID guidelines.

First Fridays Artswalk Downtown Pittsfield 413-443-6501, firstfridaysartswalk.com Fridays, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3: The First Fridays Artswalk will feature art exhibitions and opening receptions throughout downtown Pittsfield. Most art will be on display throughout the month. Free and for all ages.

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio 92 Hawthorne St., Lenox 413-637-0166, frelinghuysen.org Open Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with self-guided tours Tickets required. Thursday, July 8: Season opens with Suzy Frelinghuysen — Painter & Opera Singer, Influences of Cubism & Music in her Art. Opera Costumes from the 1940s will be displayed for the first time, as well as her paintings and the Cubist Masterpiece collection. Friday, July 9: Painting demonstration with acrylic/charcoal artist Stacey Silkey. 11 a.m. Sunday, July 11: Members' Party with short program of opera selections on the Patio and studio visit. 4 p.m.

Friday, July 16: Painting demonstration with watercolor artist Tony Conner. 11 a.m. Friday, July 23: Painting demonstration with mixed media artist Diane Firtell. 11 a.m. Friday, July 30: Painting demonstration with oil artist Joanna Gabler. 11 a.m. Saturday July 31: Color Theory Class with director/artist Kinney Frelinghuysen. 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6: Painting demonstration with watercolor artist Marge Bride. 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13: Painting demonstration with collage/mixed media artist Marion Grant. 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20: Painting demonstration with oil artist Morris Bennett 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27: Painting demonstration with palette knife with acrylic artist Maureen Engle. 11 a.m.

Great Barrington Bandstand Behind Town Hall, Great Barrington Saturdays, July 3-Aug. 28: David Grover’s “Tanglewood for Tots,” free concert series. Rain or shine. 10 a.m.

Great Barrington Public Theater Performing at McConnell mainstage and Liebowitz black box theaters, in the Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington 413-707-2901, GreatBarringtonPublicTheater.org Tickets $20-$40 June 24-July 3: “DAD,” a new comedy about the long arc and arm of family, by Mark St. Germain. 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. July 21-Aug.1: “Mr. Fullerton,” a literary delight about Edith Wharton's secret romance, by Anne Undeland. 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. July 29-Aug. 8: “The Christopher Boy's Communion,” by David Mamet. East Coast premiere. A riveting suspense by an acclaimed American playwright. 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Sunday.

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Saturday, June 19, 2021 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield 410-703-0532, BerkshireArtists.org Saturday and Sunday, July 24-25: ART@Arrowhead: The Guild of Berkshire Artists is mounting this outdoor art show at Arrowhead. The Guild’s visual artists have gained inspiration from Herman Melville, as he spun his tale of the great white whale while gazing from his studio at the snow-covered eminence of Greylock Mountain. Approximately 40 artists from among the Guild’s more than 170 members will be exhibiting works in oil, watercolor, acrylics, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media and wood working. The show is free and open to the public. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hancock Shaker Village 34 Lebanon Mountain Road., Hancock 413-443-0188, hancockshakervillage.org Open Every Day 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Adults $20 ($18 for seniors, AAA members, MTA cardholders, and active and retired US military); Youth $8 (ages 13-17); Children (12 and under) are free on family visits, courtesy of Berkshire Bank Ongoing: Through October 2022: James Turrell & Nicholas Mosse: Lapsed Quaker Ware Through November 2021: Tory Burch: Beauty Rests on Utility Through November 2021: Gary Graham: Looking Back to Look Forward Events: Sunday, June 20: Chester Theater - “Title & Deed,” 3 p.m. show, tickets available at chestertheatre.org. Wednesday, June 23: Chester Theater - “Title & Deed,” 3 p.m. show, tickets available at chestertheatre.org. Thursday, June 24: Chester Theater - “Title & Deed,” 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. shows, tickets available at chestertheatre.org. Friday, June 25: Chester Theater - “Title & Deed,” 7:30 p.m. show, tickets available at chestertheatre.org. Sunday, June 27: Chester Theater - “Title & Deed,” 3 p.m. show, tickets available at chestertheatre.org. Saturday, July 10: Goat Yoga, 10 a.m., $25 (includes admission to

museum) Wednesday, July 14: Chester Theater - “The Niceties,” 3 p.m. show, tickets available at chestertheatre.org. Thursday, July 15: Chester Theater - “The Niceties,” 3 and 7:30 p.m. shows, tickets available at chestertheatre.org. Friday, July 16: Chester Theater - “The Niceties,” 7:30 p.m. show, tickets available at chestertheatre.org. Saturday, July 17: Chester Theater - “The Niceties,” 7:30 p.m. show, tickets available at chestertheatre.org. Sunday, July 18: Chester Theater “The Niceties,” 3 p.m. show, tickets available at chestertheatre.org. Sunday, July 18: Yoga for Movers & Shakers, 10 a.m., $25 (includes admission to museum) Wednesday, July 21: Chester Theater - “The Niceties” 3 p.m. show, tickets available at chestertheatre.org. Thursday, July 22: Chester Theater - “The Niceties,” 3 and 7:30 p.m. shows, tickets available at chestertheatre.org. Friday, July 23: Chester Theater - “The Niceties,” 7:30 p.m. show, tickets available at chestertheatre.org. Saturday, July 24: Chester Theater - “The Niceties,” 7:30 p.m. show, tickets available at chestertheatre.org. Sunday, July 25: Chester Theater “The Niceties,” 3 p.m. show, tickets available at chestertheatre.org. Saturday, July 31: Back Porch Music Series: Paul Beaubrun, 7 p.m., $20 advance / $25 day of show. Saturday, July 31: Goat Yoga, 10 a.m., $25 (includes admission to museum) Sunday, Aug. 1: Yoga for Movers & Shakers, 10 a.m., $25 (includes admission to museum) Sunday, Aug. 8: Yoga for Movers & Shakers, 10 a.m., $25 (includes admission to museum) Saturday, Aug. 14: Goat Yoga, 10 a.m., $25 (includes admission to museum) Saturday, Aug. 14: Summer Gala. Wednesday, Aug. 18: Chester Theater “Tiny Beautiful Things,” 3 p.m. show, tickets available at chestertheatre.org. Thursday, Aug. 19: Chester Theater “Tiny Beautiful Things,” 3 and 7:30 p.m. shows, tickets available at chestertheatre.org.

Friday, Aug. 20: Chester Theater “Tiny Beautiful Things,” 7:30 p.m. show, tickets available at chestertheatre.org. Saturday, Aug. 21: Back Porch Music Series: The Nields, 7 p.m., $20 advance / $25 day of show. Sunday, Aug. 22: Chester Theater “Tiny Beautiful Things,” 3 p.m. show, tickets available at chestertheatre.org. Wednesday, Aug. 25: Chester Theater “Tiny Beautiful Things,” 3 p.m. show, tickets available at chestertheatre.org. Thursday, Aug. 26: Chester Theater “Tiny Beautiful Things,” 3 and 7:30 p.m. shows, tickets available at chestertheatre.org. Friday, Aug. 27: Chester Theater “Tiny Beautiful Things,” 7:30 p.m. show, tickets available at chestertheatre.org. Sunday, Aug. 29: Chester Theater “Tiny Beautiful Things,” 3 p.m. show, tickets available at chestertheatre.org.

Hillsdale's Hamlet Park southwest of the Routes 22-23 traffic light, Hillsdale, N.Y. facebook.com/jamsinthehamlet 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with the park opening for concert guests at 4 p.m. Free. Saturday, June 19: Classical with Hudson Festival Players Saturday, July 17: Jazz with the Hudson Valley Jazz Quartet Saturday, Aug. 21: Singer/songwriters Kerri Powers and Lisa and Lori Brigantino Saturday, Sept. 18: Children’s performer and Grammy nominee Brady Rymer and Claudia Mussen

Saturday, Oct. 9: Community Talent Night at Hillsdale’s annual Pumpkin Festival

Housatonic Valley Art League Masonic Temple 232 Main St., Great Barrington hvart.org Thursday, July 1 through Saturday, July 31: July “Reawakening” Open Juried Show. Open Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. INSTALLATION SPACE 49 Eagle St., North Adams 413-398-5083, 49eaglestreet.com Now through July 4: IN THE ROOM, an interactive installation by Boston-based artist Pamela Hersch. July 16 - Aug. 22: ON BEING SEEN, an installation exploring surveillance issues by Christina Balch and Mac Pierce. Sept. 3 - Oct. 10: OH, STONE, BE NOT SO, an immersive interpretation of Natural Bridge State Park by Studio HHH.

Lee Farmers Market Town Park, Lee, www.leefarmersmarket.com Saturdays, now through Oct. 9: Farmers market held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Lenox Library 18 Main St., Lenox 413-637-0197, lenoxlib.org Saturday, June 26: Virtual discussion with Barry Meier, Pulitzer Prize-

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Saturday, June 19, 2021 Four@Play, $31 Upper Balcony, $46 Reserved ($41 Mahaiwe members), $56 Preferred ($51 Mahaiwe members), 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7: Cecily Strong – This Will All Be Over Soon, $33 Upper Balcony 2, $40 Reserved/ Upper Balcony 1, $50 Preferred, every ticket includes a signed copy of Cecily’s memoir, “This Will All Be Over Soon” (a $28 value), provided by The Bookloft, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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Gallery 51’s “Hostile Terrain” exhibit is based on the documentation and tracking of the mortality rate associated with the migration across our southern borders between Mexico and California. winning journalist and author of the new book “Spooked: The Trump Dossier, Black Cube, and the Rise of Private Spies.” Event will take place via Zoom; visit lenoxlib.org for link. Free. 4 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning July 6-Aug. 24: Terry a la Berry and Friends concert at Lilac Park (across the street from the Library). Rain cancels. Please check the calendar at lenoxlib. org or the Library’s Facebook page before heading out. Free. 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10: Tanglewood Pre-Concert Talk with Jeremy Yudkin: “Beethoven’s Best, with The Great Romantics” (Sibelius and Dvořák). Free. 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, July 17: Tanglewood PreConcert Talk with Jeremy Yudkin: “The Classical Heritage” (Mozart, Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, and Brahms). Free. 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, July 24: Tanglewood Pre-Concert Talk with Jeremy Yudkin: “Folklore and Romanticism” (Copland, Stravinsky, Beethoven 3 and Schumann 4). Free. 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, July 31: Tanglewood PreConcert Talk with Jeremy Yudkin: “Music and Musical Titles” (Haydn, Schumann, Saint-Saëns, Schumann, and Stravinsky). Free. 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3: Terry a la Berry and Friends concert at Lilac Park (across the street from the Library). Rain cancels. Please check the calendar at lenoxlib.org or the Library’s Facebook page before heading out. Free. 11 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 6: Book Talk with Elisa Spungen Bildner & Robert Bildner, authors of “The Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook: 125 Home-Grown Recipes from the New England Hills.” Free. 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7: Tanglewood PreConcert Talk with Jeremy Yudkin: “At the Height of Their Powers” (Beethoven and Tchaikovsky). Free. 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14: Tanglewood Pre-Concert Talk with Jeremy Yudkin: “The Turn of the Century” (Ravel, Elgar, and Brahms). Free. 2:30-4 p.m.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 14 Castle St., Great Barrington 413-528-0100, mahaiwe.org Saturday, June 19: “Pink Floyd – The Wall” (1982), $8, 7 p.m. Friday, June 25: “Cabaret” (1972), $8, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 26: “Bullitt” (1968), $8, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 27: Aston Magna – The String Trios of Mozart, virtual, free, 7 p.m. Friday, July 2: “Hidden Figures” (2016), $8, 7 p.m. Saturday, July 3: “Captain American – Civil War” (2016), $8, 7 p.m. Friday, July 9: “The Natural” (1984), $8, 7 p.m. Saturday, July 10: “Shaun of the Dead” (2004), $8, 7 p.m. Saturday, July 31: Pilobolus –

51 Main St., North Adams 413-662-5320, mcla.edu/gallery51 Friday, July 2: Hostile Terrain exhibition in-person opening. This opening event will serve as one of our Down Street Art programs for the 2021 Summer and as our participation in the North Adams First Friday’s initiative. Please join us to see the show and experience the work that culminates over a year and a half worth of collaboration between MCLA students, staff, and faculty as well as three artists, Trinh Mai, Sergio DeLa Torre and Chris Treggiari of Sanctuary City Project. mclahostileterrain.com. 7 p.m. Now through Monday, Aug. 30: Do the Work of Anti-Racism Materials at MCLA. Do the Work of AntiRacism is a campaign created by MCLA Intermediate Design students in response to BBIPoC voices on MCLA's campus. Engage with this project by checking out the 150plus lawn signs installed on MCLA’s campus. In addition, you can purchase a letterpress print of the logo of the Do the Work of Anti-Racism campaign. All proceeds from the print sales will benefit Black, Brown, and Indigenous people of color (BBIPoC) students on MCLA's campus through the Lift Ev'ry Voice Fund. Text DoTheWork to 41444. The limited-edition letterpress print is of our ‘Do the Work of Anti-Racism’ logo designed by Eloise Baker, '23. Ongoing, June - September: Pedal Theatre. The Berkshire Cultural Resource Center will debut its MCLA Pedal Theater this summer. The MCLA Pedal Theater is a mobile theater, complete with a projector and sound system, operated by a battery and placed on a three-wheel

adult size tricycle. It projects onto the landscape, buildings, streets — wherever there is a flat large space. Keep a lookout — when the sun goes down, the Pedal Theatre comes out!

Mohawk Trail Concerts mohawktrailconcerts.org The concerts are all free, attendees are welcome to bring their own chairs, blankets, or picnics. Saturday, June 19: Rasa String Quartet, from Boston, performing works of Mendelssohn, Florence Price, Amy Beech. Noon at the Montague Center Ball Field, and at 5 p.m. at the band shell at the Buckland-Shelburne School in Shelburne Falls. (Rain date, June 20.) Saturday, June 26: Adaskin String Trio with Thomas Gallant, oboe, performing works of Beethoven, Fiala, and Berkeley. Noon at the Montague Center Ball Field, and at 5 p.m. at the band shell at the Buckland-Shelburne School in Shelburne Falls. (Rain date, June 27.) Saturday, July 4: Jazz concert with John Clark, horn, and special guest Rob Peck, juggler. The concert will be on the East lawn of the Federated Church in Charlemont. 4 p.m. (Rain date, July 3). Saturday, July 10: Pianist Jiayan Sun performing works of Schubert and Chopin. 5 p.m. on the East lawn of the Federated Church in Charlemont. (Rain date, July 11.) Saturday, July 17: Masako Yanagita, violin, and Estela Olevsky, piano, will perform works of Beethoven, Liszt, and Florence Price. 5 p.m. on the East lawn of the Federated Church in Charlemont. (Rain date, July 18.) Saturday, July 24: Hirsch-Pinkas Piano Duo from Boston will perform works of Barber, Rachmaninoff, and Milhaud. 5 p.m. on the East lawn of the Federated Church in Charlemont. (Rain date, July 25.) Saturday, July 31: Diva of Deliciousness Tinky Weisblat with Jerry Noble, piano, will perform a selection of delicious songs. 5 p.m. on the East lawn of the Federated Church in Charlemont. (Rain date, Aug. 1.)

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Saturday, June 19, 2021 thetrustees.org/place/naumkeag Ongoing through September 18: Gardens and first floor of historic house open for self-guided tours, picnics and more.10 a.m.-4 p.m. Last ticket sale at 3 p.m. Thursday-Monday. Saturdays and Sundays, now through Sept. 18: Guided garden tours, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17: Sunset Sessions, A Trustees Residency with Ali McGurk and Session Americana. Gate opens at 6 p.m.. Concert runs from 6:30-8 p.m. June 18 - Sept. 18: Date Night at Naumkeag, 6-8 p.m. (Time varies with season, please check the website for more details). Friday and Saturday. Saturdays, July 5-26: Yoga with a View on the oak lawn, 8-9 a.m. Fridays, July 2-Sept. 10: Mindfulness Meditation, 4-5 p.m. July 11, Aug. 29, Sept. 12: Drag Hatter's Tea Party, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday, July 15: Botanical Illustrations Drawing Class, 10 a.m.-noon Fridays, Aug. 6-Sept. 3: Pick Your Own Bouquet from Naumkeag's flower farm. 9-10 a.m. Aug. 13, 27 and Sept. 10: Floral Arranging Workshop, 10-11 a.m.

Olga Dunn Dance Company Saint James Place 352 Main St., Great Barrington Friday, July 30: "Dance with Readings, Percussion, and More" on the Stockbridge Library front lawn, 46 Main St., 6 p.m. Saturday, July 31: "Highlights and Excerpts: A Concert Celebrating Dance” at Saint James Place, 352 Main St., Great Barrington, 7 p.m.

Ozzie’s Friday Night Cruises 26 Maple St., Hinsdale Fridays, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17: Cars from the Pittsfield Car Club line up, as Ozzie’s food truck is open for food. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Sandisfield Arts Center 5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield 413-258-4100, sandisfieldartscenter.org Saturday, June 19: Mastering Impressionistic Photography with

your Smartphone or DSLR: A Thad Kubis Online Workshop, Free, 10:30 a.m. - noon. Register online to receive a Zoom link. Saturday, July 3: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit Opening Reception. The sculpture show will be open on weekends during the month of July. Free, 4-6 p.m. Saturday, July 10: Crossword Puzzle Fun with Michelle Arnot Online Event. Registration required online. Free, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Saturday, July 24: Gallery Opening and Reception: Light Tells the Story - Painter, Mel Feldman. The opening reception will be outdoors and the Gallery show will be open to small groups for safe social distancing. The exhibit will be on view weekends or by request through Aug. 22. Free, 4-6 p.m. Saturday, July 31: Outdoor Concert - Roger Street Friedman Band with Ari and Mia. Chamber-folk duo Ari & Mia open for roots/folk rocker Roger Street Friedman Band. 7 - 9:30 p.m. $25, tickets available online. Saturday, Sept. 4: A photo walk with photographer Peter Baiamonte and a representative from Berkshire Natural Resources Council at the Clam River Reserve in Sandisfield. Free, 2 - 4 p.m. An opening reception for Peter’s gallery exhibit will follow at the Sandisfield Arts Center. Saturday, Sept. 4: Gallery Opening and Reception: Photographer, Peter Baiamonte. The opening reception will be outdoors and the Gallery show will be open to small groups for safe social distancing. The exhibit will be on view weekends or by request through Sept. 24. Free, 4-6 p.m.

Sevenars Concerts The Academy, 15 Ireland St. (just off Route 112), South Worthington 413-238-5854, sevenars.org Admission by donation at the door (suggested $20 per person) Sunday, July 11: Musicians from the Schrade and James families, piano, cello, solos, duos of Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Debussy, Pärt, Liszt, William Grant Still, R.Y. Schrade, and Piazzolla, with Lynelle James and Rorianne Schrade, pianists; Christopher James, pianist/cellist. 4 p.m. Sunday July 18: The Elm Chamber Ensemble: Piano trios

of Beethoven, Brahms, and Turina, with Joel Pitchon, violin; Yelena Bouriyeva, piano; Volcy Pelletier, cello. 4 p.m. Sunday July 25: Jiayan Sun, pianist: Beethoven's three last piano Sonatas, Op. 109, 110, 111. 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1: The Taconic Chamber Players, String Quartets of Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Jesse Montgomery and Stephen Dankner, with Joana Rudiakov and Heather Braun, violins; Ari Rudiakov, viola; Thomas Landschoot, cello. 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8: Duos of Handel, Fauré, Gershwin, Kreisler, and Piazzolla, with Alexis Walls, violin, and Lynelle James, piano. 4 p.m. Sunday Aug. 15: The Bob Sparkman Trio in classic jazz, with Bob Sparkman, clarinet; Jerry Noble; piano, Kara Noble, bass. 4 p.m.

SculptureNow The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox 413-358 3884 June 1-Oct. 13: Exhibition of 30 new, juried, large-scale, outdoor

sculptures. Free self-guided tours with audio guide and sculpture map, dawn to dusk. Sunday, June 20: Meet the artists, free, 2-5 p.m. Sundays, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 12, Oct. 10: Artist-guided tours, 2-5 p.m.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center 790 State Route 203, Spencertown, New York 518-392-3693, spencertownacademy.org Saturday, June 19: Virtual Hidden Gardens Lecture Series, “Garden Planted, Now What?” by Ron and Jennifer Kujawski. Topics covered include summer maintenance, pest and disease management strategies, tips on harvesting, planning for a late season harvest, and cover cropping. $10, advance registration required, presented via Zoom, 4 p.m. Saturday, June 26: Twilight in the Garden Party at Austerlitz Historical Society’s Old Austerlitz grounds (GPS 11550 NY-22 Austerlitz, N.Y.

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40 • Summer Previews 2021 12017). Spencertown Academy Arts Center’s traditional summer kick-off fundraiser, $100-$250, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 1-Saturday, July 31: Shakespeare @ The Academy, a theater program for youth ages 14 to 17, directed by Zoe Wohlfeld, $300 (limited scholarships available), weekdays, 5-7 p.m. with a final performance of “Twelfth Night” to be announced. Saturday, July 10-Sunday, Aug. 8: 6th Annual Spencertown Academy Members Art Show, a celebration of local artists, admission is free and most artworks are for sale, gallery hours to be announced. Sunday, July 18: Virtual Hidden Gardens Lecture Series in collaboration with the Austerlitz Climate Smart Task Force, “SymBeeOtic: Embracing a Life with Bees” by Sheri Bauer, a personal tale of beekeeping adventures, including insights into the Hudson Valley bee world, garden pollinator plants, the damage of pesticides, and her own rural woman history. Free, advance registration

Saturday, June 19, 2021 required, presented via Zoom, 4 p.m. Saturday, July 24: Hidden Gardens Lecture Series, “Preserving the Bounty of the Garden” by Chef Linda Romeo, a live presentation in the Spencertown Town Park Pavilion, 816 Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y., the basics of canning, fermentation and freezing safely while preserving flavor will be discussed and demonstrated. $10, advance registration required, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 19: Still Life: Flowers, Fruits & Foods in Repose - art exhibition by Julie Love Edmonds, Mary Beth Eldridge, Alice McGowan, Ann Getsinger, Ellen Joffe-Halpern, Scott Taylor, and Terry Wise, admission is free and the artworks are for sale, gallery hours to be announced. Saturday, Aug. 28: 17th annual Hidden Gardens Self-Guided Tour to some of the most dazzling private gardens in the region, $40, $35 in advance, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plus, Garden Market on the Green, 20+ vendors of plants, home and garden furnishings, birdhouses, antiques,

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Stockbridge Sinfonia Berkshires’ Intergenerational Community Orchestra 413-822-1318; 413-822-8688; StockbridgeSinfonia.org Ongoing: Weekly rehearsals, starting June 5, every Saturday, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sanctuary of Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St., downtown Pittsfield. $25 dues for the season Concerts (all free and open to the public): Saturday, June 26: Pittsfield Common, 4 p.m. Saturday, July 31: Lenox Memorial Middle and High School, East Street, Lenox. 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7: Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St., Pittsfield, 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15: Saint James Place, 352 Main St., Great Barrington, 6:30 p.m.

Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center tamarackhollow.com; tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org Mondays: West African and Caribbean drum and song classes with Aimee Gelinas M.ED at the Windsor town park (rain location: The Dalton CRA). 5:30 p.m. beginner / 6:30 p.m. advanced. Registration required for all new students. For registration, drum rental and class fee info email: aimee@gaiaroots.com. Saturday, July 10: “Learn About Ferns” at the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center in Windsor with naturalist and Director Aimee Gelinas. Learn tips on how to identify over 10 species of woodland ferns on this easy walk. Fern guidebooks will be available for purchase at the program. $20 per person. 10 a.m.-noon. Saturday, Aug. 7: Boreal SpruceFir Forest Flower, Plant, Tree & Wild Edibles Hike at the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center in Windsor with naturalist and DirectRegistration required with aimee@gaiaroots. com. or Aimee Gelinas. Learn about the unique fauna and flora of high elevation fields and forest. $20 per

person. 10 a.m.-noon. Registration required with aimee@gaiaroots.com. Saturday Aug. 21 (rain date Aug. 22: Hike for the Hollow fundraiser event at the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center in Windsor with naturalist and director Aimee Gelina. Guided hikes of various lengths sponsored by participants to benefit the Tamarack Hollow “Raise the Roof” project. To register (required) or for sponsorship info email: aimee@gaiaroots.com.

The Artist Book Foundation 1327 MASS MoCA Way, Bldg. 13, North Adams 413-398-5600, artistbkfoundation.org On view through July 31: Muses, Magic & Monotypes: The Art of Richard Segalman. Admission to TABF's gallery is free and open to all. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays by appointment or by chance. Email amanda@artistbkfoundation. org to schedule a private viewing appointment.

The Bidwell House Museum 100 Art School Road, Monterey 413-528-6888, bidwellhousemuseum.org Wednesday June 9: Online history talk via Zoom, “All That She Carried” with Harvard Professor Tiya Miles, Free for Members, $10 for NonMembers. 7 p.m. Saturday June 19: History Talk, author Simon Winchester talks about his new book “Land.” In-person and livestream via Zoom, $10, free for members, 10 .am. Saturday July 10: History talk, “In the Shadow of the Founders ‘Greatest Generations’ in American History” with John Demos. In-person and livestream via Zoom,$10, free for members, 10 a.m. Saturday July 17: History talk, “Prisons in Colonial America” with Princeton Professor Wendy Warren. In-person and livestream via Zoom, $10, free for members, 10 a.m. Saturday July 17 and ongoing: First Day of House Tours for 2021. Tours by Appointment only, no walk-ins. Call or email to book. $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students, children under 12 free.


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Saturday, June 19, 2021 Saturday July 17 and 24: Maker Days at the Museum. On-site craftspeople, self-guided tours, house tours by appointment. Free, 1-4 pm. Saturday Sept. 11: Housatonic Heritage Hike, Walking the Royal Hemlock Trail. Free, 10 am. Saturday-Sunday Sept. 18-19: Raid on Township #1 Reenactment Weekend. Tickets on sale in August. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m.2 p.m. on Sunday. Saturday Oct. 2: Housatonic Heritage Hike, “A Walk Through History.” Free, 10 am. Saturday Oct. 9: “Scary Stories Around The Fire” with Robert Oakes. Ticket prices and time TBD.

The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home 2 Plunkett St., Lenox 413-551-5111, edithwharton.org The Mount is open for self-guided tours. Tours can be booked online at our website. The grounds are open, dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted. $20 Adults, $18 Seniors, $13 Students, 18 and under are free. The Farewell, a free exhibit by artist Molly Rideout, is on display in the Stable. SculptureNow returns with a free, outdoor exhibition of 30 largescale contemporary sculptures. Advanced registration is required for all events. StoryWalks at The Mount: Each month The Mount presents a new walk inspired by a children’s book. Opening day for each walk is sponsored by Southern Berkshire Kids and will include timed reservations to view the walk and receive a gift bag. The walk will remain up for viewing, without reservations, for the following weeks. Free. Tuesdays in June, July and September: Bird Walks with Mass Audubon. Learn skills to bird by sight and sound, and tips for exploring different habitats in search of swallows, woodpeckers, thrushes and warblers. Walks last two hours and depart from the main parking lot near The Mount’s ticket booth. Please bring binoculars. Free with reservation. 8-10 a.m. Tuesdays, now through Aug. 31: Outdoor Yoga, all-level yoga class with instructors from Lenox Yoga.

$20. 8 to 9 a.m. Thursdays, August: Concerts in the Dell. A brand-new music series presented each Thursday evening in August. Line up to be announced in early June. $20, $15 members, 18 and under free. 5-8 p.m. Fridays, August: Ghost Tours. Take a special guided tour of the most eerie parts of the estate to find out who, or what, may still call The Mount home! $25 adult; $20 ages 12-18. 8 p.m. Sunday, June 13: Close Encounters with Music at The Mount. West Side Five, the award-winning New York-based vocal jazz ensemble, brings their innovative take on jazz standards to The Mount. WS5 has created its own unique sound, characterized by original arrangements, complex harmonies, and outstanding musicianship. $25, $20 members, 18 and under free. 5 and 7 p.m. Sunday, June 20: Meet the 2021 SculptureNow Artists, interactive walk through the exhibit. Entry will be timed and by reservation only. SculptureNow is an exhibition of 30 large-scale contemporary sculptures set throughout The Mount’s grounds. Free with reservation. 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 30; Thursday, July 1; and Friday, July 2: Banderole with Ian Spencer Bell. Choreographer and poet Ian Spencer Bell returns to The Mount along with dancers Joshua Tuason and Vanessa Knouse to perform Banderole, a site-specific dance inspired by the architecture of The Mount. Audience members will follow the dance through the grounds and gardens. Free with reservation. 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 11: Jazz and Classics for Change. Armen Donelian Trio and vocalist Dominique Eade bring their lyrically charged works and distinctive interpretations of well-known Jazz standards to The Mount. $25, $20 members, 18 and under free. 4 and 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 12 (4 p.m.); Tuesday, July 13 (11 a.m.): Kathryn M. Lachman, translator of “Charlotte Delbo: A Life Reclaimed” by Ghislaine Dunant. Professor Kathryn Lachman will share her experience translating Dunant’s awardwinning biography of Auschwitz

survivor and major French literary figure Charlotte Delbo. $30, $25 members. Thursday, July 15: Poetry for the Birds with Peter Filkins and Sidney Wade. This afternoon of bird-themed poetry will include original works by Filkins and Wade as well as classic poems by beloved poets such as Elizabeth Bishop, Derek Walcott, Emily Dickinson and Robinson Jeffers. Free with reservation. 4 p.m. Sunday, July 18: SculptureNow Artist Led Tour. Entry will be timed and by reservation only. No dogs allowed. $15 adults; $12 for seniors and youth, 10 and under are free. 2-4 p.m. Monday, July 19 (4 p.m.); Tuesday, July 20 (11 a.m.): Heather Clark, author of “Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath.” Biographer Heather Clark discusses her highly anticipated new biography of Sylvia Plath. $30, $25 members. Tuesday, July 20 – Thursday, July 22: WordxWord Festival at The Mount, a three-day spoken word

festival. Each evening is a doubleheader starting with Walkin’ with WordXWord, in which poets present short pieces in response to works in the 2021 SculptureNow exhibition, followed by poetry and storytelling events. Details to be announced in June. Free with reservation. Monday, July 26 (4 p.m.); Tuesday, July 27 (11 a.m.): Janice P. Nimura, “The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine.” Janice P. Nimura returns to The Mount to discuss her latest biography, a riveting dual biography of America’s first female physicians. $30, $25 members. Monday, Aug. 2 (4 p.m.); Tuesday, Aug. 3 (11 a.m.): Maggie Doherty, author of “The Equivalents: A Story of Art, Female Friendship, and Liberation in the 1960s.”$30, $25 members. Wednesday, Aug. 4: True Conversations with Meg Wolitzer and Heidi Pitlor. An engaging conversation as Heidi Pitlor, editor of “The Best American Short Stories,” delves deep into the writing life of

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42 • Summer Previews 2021 best-selling author Meg Wolitzer. $20, $15 members. 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9 (4 p.m.); Tuesday, Aug. 10 (11 a.m.): Sydney Ladensohn Stern,” The Brothers Mankiewicz: Hope, Heartbreak, and Hollywood Classics.” Biographer Sydney Ladensohn Stern shares how she drew on interviews, letters, diaries, and other documents still in private hands to provide a uniquely intimate behind-the-scenes chronicle of the lives, loves, work, and relationship between these complex men. $30, $25 members. Wednesday, Aug. 11: Much Ado About Shakespeare. This concert will feature texts by William Shakespeare sung by members of Berkshire Opera Festival’s cast of Falstaff. Artistic Director Brian Garman will explore how different composers were inspired by the words of the man largely regarded as the greatest writer of the English language. Free with reservation. 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15: SculptureNow Artist Led Tour. Entry will be timed and by reservation only. We ask that you do not bring dogs to this tour. $15 adults; $12 for seniors and youth, 10 and under are free. 2-4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16 (4 p.m.); Tuesday, Aug. 17 (11 a.m.): “Debby Applegate, Madam: The Life of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age.” Pulitzer-prize winning author Debby Applegate will introduce us all to Polly Adler, a notorious madam who played hostess to every gangster, politician, writer, sports star and Cafe Society swell worth knowing, and who as much as any single figure, helped make the twenties roar. $30, $25 members. Monday, Aug. 23 (4 p.m.); Tuesday, Aug. 24 (11 a.m.): Lisa Napoli, “Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR .” $30, $25 members. Monday, Aug. 30 (4 p.m.); Tuesday, Aug. 31 (11 a.m.): Julia Sweig, author of “Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight.” $30, $25 members.

The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum 67 East Road, Adams 413-743-7121, susanbanthonybirthplace.org

Saturday, June 19, 2021 Now through Columbus Day: Learn about 19th-century United States from the perspective of suffragist and reformer Susan B. Anthony. The museum’s exhibits, educational materials, lectures and programs focus on historical figures, events and daily life during the years 1820-1920, from Susan B. Anthony's birth to the passage of the 19th Amendment that bears her name. Schedule a tour through eventbrite (eventbrite.com). Adults $6, Seniors; $4, Students $3; Kids under 6, free. Free admission for members of NEMA, NARM, and ROAM and for BLUE STAR families.

The Whitney Center for the Arts 42 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield thewhit.org Aug. 13-16: “Rites of Passage: 20/20 Vision,” a large-scale collaborative art and performance project honoring the lives of women in America, specifically on the lives and visionary futures of Black, Indigenous, Immigrant, Women of Color (BIWOC) in America. The Rites of Passage Project was founded by Pooja Prema, also founder and director of The Ritual Theatre - the only site-specific theatre company in the Southern Berkshires. For more information, visit RitesofPassageProject.Org/2020Vision.

TurnPark Art Space 2 Moscow Road, West Stockbridge turnpark.com Saturday, June 5: Chris Gauthier. “The Adobe Frontier.” Outdoor sneak peek screening. 8 p.m. Saturday, June 19: Summer Solstice celebration at TurnPark. 4-11 p.m. Now through July 25: Arcady Kotler. SCRIPT. Exhibit Now through July 25: Alexander Konstantinov. Wandering Stones. Exhibit Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24: Tom Gold Dance performances. 5:30 p.m. Aug. 1- Oct. 31: Chehalis Hegner & Doug Fitch. FITCH&HEGNER: Wildebeest. Exhibit

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ubutheater.org/women-of-tyringham July 24, 25, 31 and Aug. 1: “Women of Tyringham - an Original Oral History Theater Project" $5 - $15, Children under 12 Free. Tickets at door. Outdoors so bring a lawn chair and mask. 11 a.m.

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum 104 Walker St., Lenox 413-637-3206, GildedAge.org Tuesday, June 22: “Tiffany, La Farge & Their Revolutionary Opalescent Glass Windows” presented by art historian Sylvia Laudien-Meo on Zoom, $20, 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 29: “New York’s Woolworth Building & the Five-and-Dime Store Legacy” presented by historian Bob Gelber on Zoom, $20, 4 p.m. Saturday, July 3: Ghost tour with author Robert Oakes, learn about this historic site and hear tales about its hauntings, $25, reservations required, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 6: “A First Woman in Meteorology: Joanne Simpson & the Tropical Atmosphere” presented by author James Fleming on Zoom, $20, 4 p.m. Friday, July 9: Paranormal Investigation with David Raby, $38, $20 for ages 12-18 and 19-23 with student ID, 7 p.m. to midnight. Sunday, July 11: Nutshell Playhouse presents “Bananas,” $15 adults, $7 children 4-7, 3 and under free, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday Talk, July 13: “A Worse Place than Hell: Five Eye-Witness Accounts of a Civil War Battle” presented by John Matteson on Zoom, $20, 4 p.m. Saturday, July 17: Nutshell Playhouse presents “Jazzy,” $15 adults, $7 children 4-7, 3 and under free, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 20: “The Man Who Hated Women: Sex, Censorship & Civil Liberties in the Gilded Age” presented by author Amy Sohn on Zoom, $20, 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 27: “The Murder of King Tutankhamen” presented by egyptologist Bob Brier on Zoom, $20, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3: “America’s Riviera: Gilded Age Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons” presented by author and architect Gary

Lawrance on Zoom, $20, 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6: Nutshell Playhouse presents “Bananas,” $15 adults, $7 children 4-7, 3 and under free, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7: Ghost Tour with author Robert Oakes, learn about this historic site and hear tales about its hauntings, $25, reservations required, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10: “The Titanic Epilogue: NYC after the Great Sinking” presented by historian Dave Gardner on Zoom, $20, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17: “Love & Loss: Framing Memory in American Portraiture” presented by historian Robin Frank on Zoom, $20, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24: “The Concorde: Technology Meets Glamour” presented by author Rene Silvin on Zoom, $20, 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28: Nutshell Playhouse presents “Jazzy,” $15 adults, $7 children 4-7, 3 and under free, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31: “The Story: The Wrightsman 18th Century French Collections at the met” presented by author Francis Morrone on Zoom, $20, 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4: Ghost Tour with author Robert Oakes, learn about this historic site and hear tales about its hauntings, $25, reservations required, 7:30-9 p.m.

Windsor Lake concert series Intersection of Kemp Avenue and Bradley Street. Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket for this free concert series. Parking is free and the bathrooms will be open. All cancelations will be called by 3 p.m. on the day of the concert. All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16: Misty Blues Wednesday, June 23: Legal Tender Wednesday, June 30: Gaia Roots Wednesday, July 7: the Matchstick Architects Wednesday, July 14: Patrick Grey Jr. & Friends Wednesday, July 21: Bang on a Can Wednesday, July 28: Mr. Doubtfire Wednesday, Aug. 4: JP Murphy Wednesday, Aug. 11: TBA Wednesday, Aug. 18: TBA Wednesday, Aug. 25: Common Folk Presents


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