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Thursday, July 10

Dance

Jacob's Pillow

"Inside/Out: Moving Theater," with Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly, at 6:30, Inside/Out Stage; The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet in Moses Pendleton's "Noir Blanc” and a world premiere by Jacopo Godani, at 8, Ted Shawn Theatre, a pre-show talk, 7:30, Sommerspace; Robert Battle’s Battleworks will perform at 8:15, Doris Duke Studio Theatre, a pre-show talk, 7:45, the Doris Duke Studio Theatre porch, George Carter Road, Becket, 243-0745.

SPAC

The New York City Ballet will perform "A Midsummer Night's Dream," at 2 and 8:15. Pre-performance talks will be given at 12:45 and 7. The Amphitheatre, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. For tickets, call 518-587-3330.

Kid Stuff

Berkshire Museum

BTF Plays! will present "Arabian Nights" at 11, 39 South St., Pittsfield, 443-7171.

Robbins-Zust Family Marionettes

The Robbins-Zust Family Marionettes present "Jack and the Beanstalk," at 11 and 2, the Puppet Theatre, the Lenox House Shops, Routes 7 and 20, Lenox. For tickets call 413-698-2591.

Lectures

Animagic

"Making Blockbuster Special Effects," a talk by special effects creators from the Berkshires, at 5:30, Lee Public Library, Main Street, Lee, 243-8095.

Clark Art Institute

Michael Cassin, curator of education, will present a lecture on Pesellino's "King Melchior Sailing to the Holy Land," as part of the Desert Island Pictures lecture series, at 12:30, 225 South St., Williamstown, 458-2303.

The Mount

Christopher Benfey will present "Tea with Isabella Gardener: Boston Collects Japan," part of the Civilized Living Lecture Series, at 4, The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. For reservations, call 637-1899, ext. 104.

Miscellaneous

Cole Bros. Circus

Sponsored by the Dalton Lions Club, 4:30 and 7:30, Berkshire Mall, Lanesboro. The tent raising will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. Tickets will be sold at the Circus Ticket Wagon on the Midway.

The Mount

Mary Kate Jordan will give a talk on Edith Wharton's approach to siting The Mount into the landscape, titled "Gateway to Serenity," at 11, 1 and 3, Edith Wharton’s The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, 637-1899, ext. 114.

Music

Columbia Festival Orchestra

Sunset Sing, at 7, at St. James Church, Chatham, N.Y. Join fellow choral enthusiasts in singing Mozart's Requiem and Ave verum, conducted by Gwen Gould with piano accompaniment, with soloists from the Shaker Mountain Performing Arts Festival. Music is provided. Call 828-7042 or visit www.columbiafestivalorchestra. org.

EPOCH Assisted Living

Bittersweet -- Dave Healy and Sue Choquette -- will perform music from Big Band to pop to country at 3, Melbourne Place, 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield, 499-1992.

The Guthrie Center

David Grover will perform, doors open at 7, show begins at 8, drinks and light fare available, door prizes, 4 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington. For tickets, call 413-528-1955.

SPAC

The Lake George Opera will perform La Cenerentola, (Cinderella), by Rossini, at 7:30, with the Lake George Opera Orchestra, the Spa Little Theatre, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. For tickets, call 518-587-3330.

Tanglewood

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, mezzo-soprano, with Peter Serkin, piano, will perform songs by Mozart, Brahms, Debussy and Peter Lieberson's 'Rilke Songs,’ 8:30, Ozawa Hall, West Street, Lenox. For tickets, call BSO’s SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200 or Ticketmaster at 413-733-2500, visit the Tanglewood box office at the Tanglewood main entrance in Lenox or visit www.bso.org.

Sports

North Adams Steeple Cats

The North Adams Steeple Cats vs. the Concord Quarry Dogs, 7, Joe Wolfe Field, Route 8, North Adams, 664-7227.

Theater

Barrington Stage Company

"Ears on a Beatle," a world premiere by Mark St. Germain, 7:30, Stage II; "Funny Girl,” directed by Julianne Boyd, choreographed by Tony Parise, 8, Main Stage, Consolati Performing Arts Center, Berkshire School Road, Sheffield, 528-8888.

Berkshire Theatre Festival

Timothy Findley's "The Stillborn Lover," a drama directed by Martin Rabbett, 2 and 8, Main Stage, Main Street; "Nijinsky’s Last Dance," directed by Joe Calarco, 8, Unicorn Theatre, Route 7, Stockbridge, 298-5576.

Cirque du Soleil

"Dralion" features artists in a variety of acts including teeterboard, ballet on lights, hoop diving, juggling, double trapeze and more, 4 and 8, under the Grand Chapiteau, Market Street, Hartford, Conn., 1-866-824-7783.

Dinner Theater at the Mansion

"What's the Buzz: A Summer Evening with the Music of Tim Rice," beverages and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30; dinner and show at 7, DeSisto Estate, Rt. 183, Stockbridge, 298-4032.

Dorset Theatre Festival

"Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of the Sign of Four," by Dennis Rosa, 8, Dorset Playhouse, Cheney Lane, Dorset, Vt., 802-867-5777.

Hartford Stage

Angelo Parra's "The Devil’s Music," 7:30, 50 Church St., Hartford, Conn., 860-527-5151.

Mac-Haydn Theatre

"Sugar Babies," 8, Route 203, Chatham, N.Y., 518-392-9292.

Mettawee River Theatre Company

"The Dancing Fox: Wisdom Tales of the Middle East" will be performed at 8. Drawn from the shared folk traditions of Jews and Arabs, suitable for all ages, the production will incorporate masks, puppets and giant figures in a variety of combinations to create each story. Musicians Tara Chambers, cello, and Harry Mann, saxophone and clarinet, will accompany the show, which is directed and designed by Ralph Lee. Admission is free. The performance will be on the lawn at the Park-McCullough House, North Bennington, Vt. For information, call 802-442-5441.

The Miniature Theatre of Chester

Michael Healey's "The Drawer Boy," a comedy/drama, 2 and 8, Chester Town Hall, Middlefield Street, Chester, 354-7771.

News in Revue

"Between Iraq and a Hard Place," a cabaret-style satire, 8:30, Cranwell Resort, 55 Lee Road, Lenox, 637-1364.

Old Deerfield Productions

Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," opens at 8, Reid Theatre, Deerfield Academy, Old Main Street, Deerfield, 774-7476, ext. 10.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

Alan Ayckbourn's "Things We Do for Love," 8, Bennington Center for the Arts, Route 9 and Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt., 802-447-0564.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Chekhov One-Acts," directed by Normi Noël, 2, Spring Lawn Theatre; Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” free performance under the tent on the Rose Footprint, at 6; "Preludes,” a free performance outside Founders’ Theatre at 7:15; Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” directed by Daniela Varon, 8, Founders’ Theatre, Kemble Street, Lenox, 637-3353.

Theater Barn

Charles Ludlam's "The Mystery of Irma Vep," opens at 8, Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8989.

TheaterWorks

"Four," by Christopher Shinn, 7:30, 233 Pearl St., Hartford, Conn., 860-527-7838.

Ventfort Hall

"Fanny Kemble's Lenox Address," starring Shakespeare & Company actress Elizabeth Raetz, directed by Andrew Borthwick-Leslie, 4, 104 Walker St., Lenox, 637-3206.

Weston Playhouse

"Hello Dolly!" at 8, Main Stage, and "Fully Committed,” by Becky Mode, at 8:30, Bryant House Pub, Main Street, Weston, Vt., 802-824-5288.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

John Guare's "Landscape of the Body," directed by Michael Greif, previews at 3 and opens at 8, Main Stage; A.R. Gurney’s "Big Bill," a world premiere, 3 and 8, Nikos Stage, Williams College, Williamstown, 597-3400.

Friday, July 11

Dance

Jacob's Pillow

"Inside/Out: TangoMujer," will perform at 6:30, Inside/Out Stage; The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet will perform Moses Pendleton's "Noir Blanc” and a world premiere by Jacopo Godani, at 8, Ted Shawn Theatre, a pre-show talk will be held at 7:30 in Sommerspace; Robert Battle’s Battleworks will perform at 8:15, Doris Duke Studio Theatre, a pre-show talk will be held at 7:45 on the Doris Duke Studio Theatre porch, George Carter Road, Becket, 243-0745.

SPAC

The New York City Ballet will perform "Donizetti Variations," "Glass Pieces" and “Western Symphony,” at 8:15. A pre-performance talk will be given at 7. The Amphitheatre, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. For tickets, call 518-587-3330.

Films

Clark Art Institute

"Mutiny on the Bounty," a 1935 film, will be shown as part of the Britannia Rules the Waves film series, at 4, 225 South St., Williamstown, 458-2303.

Mass MoCA

"Guys and Dolls," starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra, will be shown under the stars on Berkshire County's largest screen at 9, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, 664-4481.

Kid Stuff

Animagic

"Create your own animated movie," a workshop led by special effects creator Eugene Mamut, children can create their own animated movies, 77 Main St., Lee. To register, call 243-8095.

Berkshire Museum

BTF Plays! will present "Arabian Nights" at 11, 39 South St., Pittsfield, 443-7171.

Spencertown Academy

Nancy Rothman and Sheri Bauer Mayorga present "Stories and Songs from the Sea," part of the Fridays are for Kids series, at 11 a.m., Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y., 518-392-3693.

Miscellaneous

Berkshire Botanical Gardens

"Perennials for Shade Gardens," a discussion/field study for beginners, from 9:30 to 11, Routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge. Registration is required: 298-3926.

Cole Bros. Circus

Sponsored by the Dalton Lions Club, featuring Circus Clown Dusty Sadler and his sidekick Bailey T., Andrew and the Marcan Tigers, wire walkers Gyulverd Agaverdiev and Jimmy Garcia, acrobatics by the Russian Air Force, the Romerio Family Teeterboard Troupe, animal tricks and more, 10:30 and 7:30, Berkshire Mall, Lanesboro. Tickets will be sold at the Circus Ticket Wagon on the Midway.

First Friday

First Friday in North Adams, from 7 to 9, will feature music by Resonance at the Appalachian Bean Cafe; folk music by Stephen Bushway on Eagle Street; the band Reed Street at Joga at 10; Elena Traister and Robert Marshall on fiddle and drums at Galadriel's Boutique at 7; and the North Adams Public School’s 456 Jazz Band at the former Martin’s Shoe Store. Also, the Royal Berkshire Improvisation Troupe will be in front of Main Street Stage from 7 to 7:30.

The Mount

Mary Kate Jordan will present a talk on Edith Wharton's approach to siting The Mount into the landscape, "Gateway to Serenity," at 11, 1 and 3, Edith Wharton’s The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, 637-1899, ext. 114.

Papyri Books

Angela Brett will read from her new book of poetry and display her artwork, 7. An Acoustic Song Swap, 8 to 10. 49 Main Street, North Adams, 662-2099.

Music

The Chisti Chamber Players

Akal Dev Sharonne, flute, and Uel Wade, piano, will present "Stolen Goods," works by Bloch and Bruch, as well as sonatas by Prokofiev and Gates. Concert begins at 8, The Abode, Darrow Road, New Lebanon, N.Y. Reservations recommended, 518-794-0637.

The Guthrie Center

Acoustic blues artist Dan Stevens will perform, part of the Troubador Series, doors open at 7, show begins at 8, drinks and light fare available, door prizes, 4 Van Deusenville Rd., Great Barrington, 528-1955.

Music Mountain

The Chamber Singers of the Swanhurst Chorus of Newport, R.I., will present Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle," directed by Jonathan Babbit, at 8, Route 63, Falls Village, Conn., 860-824-7126.

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival

Syoki Aki, violin; Erick Friedman, violin; Clive Greensmith, cello; Kikuei Ikeda, violin; Kazuhide Isomura, viola; John O'Connor, piano; William Purvis, horn; Carol Wincenc, flute, and Yehudi Wyner, piano, will perform at 8, Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, Routes 44 and 272, Norfolk, Conn., 860-542-3000.

Pioneer Arts Center

Singer-songwriters Deb Talan and Steve Tannen will perform at 8, 41 Union St., Easthampton, 527-3700.

Sevenars Music Festival

The Schrade/James Family Pianists will perform at 7, The Academy, South Ireland Street and Route 112, South Worthington, 238-5854.

SPAC

The Lake George Opera will perform "Susannah," at 7:30, with the Lake George Opera Orchestra, the Spa Little Theatre, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. For tickets, 518-587-3330.

Spencertown Academy

The Academy's monthly free music jam will meet: Folk Jam, 8, Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y., 518-392-3693.

The Stockbridge Cabaret

Jeff Harnar will perform, beverages and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30; dinner and show at 7, DeSisto Estate, Rt. 183, Stockbridge, 298-4032.

Tanglewood

The Boston Symphony Orchestra with Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor, Craig Jessop, conductor, Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz, soprano, Russell Braun, baritone, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and members of the Orchestra at Temple Square will perform Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Brahms’ A German Requiem, 8:30, the Shed. Members of the BSO will present a prelude concert at 6, Ozawa Hall. West Street, Lenox. For tickets, call BSO’s SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200 or Ticketmaster at 413-733-2500, visit the Tanglewood box office at the Tanglewood main entrance in Lenox or visit www.bso.org.

The Williams Inn

Jim Bayliss and Howie Levitz will perform music for guitar and piano from 8:30 to midnight, On-The-Green, Williamstown, 458-9371.

Sports

North Adams Steeple Cats

The North Adams Steeple Cats vs. USA, 7, Joe Wolfe Field, Route 8, North Adams, 664-7227.

Theater

Barrington Stage Company

"Ears on a Beatle," by Mark St. Germain, 7:30, Stage II; "Funny Girl,” directed by Julianne Boyd, 2 and 8, Main Stage, Consolati Performing Arts Center, Berkshire School Road; the cast of "Funny Girl” will perform the songs of Jule Styne at 10:30 p.m., StudioSpace, Route 7, (opposite the post office), Sheffield, 528-8888.

Berkshire Theatre Festival

Timothy Findley's "The Stillborn Lover," a drama directed by Martin Rabbett, 8, Main Stage, Main Street; "Nijinsky’s Last Dance," directed by Joe Calarco, 8, Unicorn Theatre, Route 7, Stockbridge, 298-5576.

Cirque du Soleil

"Dralion" features more than 55 artists from 10 countries in a variety of acts including teeterboard, ballet on lights, hoop diving, bamboo poles, juggling, single-hand balancing, double trapeze and more, 4 and 8, under the Grand Chapiteau, Market Street, Hartford, Conn., 1-866-824-7783.

Dorset Theatre Festival

"Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of the Sign of Four," by Dennis Rosa, 8, Dorset Playhouse, Cheney Lane, Dorset, Vt., 802-867-5777.

Hartford Stage

Angelo Parra's "The Devil’s Music," directed by Joe Brancato, 8, 50 Church St., Hartford, Conn., 860-527-5151.

Mac-Haydn Theatre

"Sugar Babies," 8, Route 203, Chatham, N.Y., 518-392-9292.

Main Street Stage

Samuel Beckett's "Krapp’s Last Tape" and "The Lesson" by Eugene Ionesco, 8, 57 Main St., North Adams, 663-3240.

The Miniature Theatre of Chester

Michael Healey's "The Drawer Boy," a comedy/drama, 8, Chester Town Hall, Middlefield Street, Chester, 354-7771.

News in Revue

"Between Iraq and a Hard Place," a cabaret-style satire, 8:30, Cranwell Resort, 55 Lee Road, Lenox, 637-1364.

Old Deerfield Productions

Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," 8, Reid Theatre, Deerfield Academy, Old Main Street, Deerfield, 774-7476, ext. 10.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

Alan Ayckbourn's "Things We Do for Love," 8, Bennington Center for the Arts, Route 9 and Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt., 802-447-0564.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Chekhov One-Acts," directed by Normi Noël, 2, Spring Lawn Theatre; "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” directed by Tony Simotes, opens at 8, Founders' Theatre; David Egan’s "The Fly-Bottle,” directed by Tina Packer, 8, Spring Lawn Theatre, Kemble Street, Lenox, 637-3353.

Theater Barn

Charles Ludlam's "The Mystery of Irma Vep," a melodrama, 8, Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8989.

TheaterWorks

"Four," by Christopher Shinn, 8, 233 Pearl St., Hartford, Conn., 860-527-7838.

Ventfort Hall

"Fanny Kemble's Lenox Address," starring Shakespeare & Company actress Elizabeth Raetz, 4, 104 Walker St., Lenox, 637-3206.

Weston Playhouse

"Hello Dolly!" at 8, Main Stage, and "Fully Committed,” by Becky Mode, at 8:30, Bryant House Pub, Main Street, Weston, Vt., 802-824-5288.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

John Guare's "Landscape of the Body," directed by Michael Greif, 8, Main Stage; A.R. Gurney’s "Big Bill," a world premiere, 8, Nikos Stage; John Epperson, creator of “Lypsinka,” will read “My Deah,” as part of the Fridays @ 3 series, at 3, Nikos Stage, Williams College, Williamstown, 597-3400.

Saturday, July 12

Art

Empty Set Gallery

An opening reception for the exhibition "Title Show: Tomorrow's Art Stars, Today," from 7 to 10, 150 South St., 2nd floor, Pittsfield, 518-781-3899.

IS183

A weekend workshop, "Splash! Watercolor for Beginners," will be led by Pat Hogan, 10 to 4, today and tomorrow. IS183, Art School of the Berkshires, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge, 298-5252.

Miniature Theater of Chester

An artist's reception for an exhibition of mixed media collages by Dorothy Napp Schindel will be held from 4 to 7, Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road, Chester, 623-5692.

SKH Gallery

A reception for an exhibit of new works in porcelain by Paul Chaleff will be held from 3 to 5. The SKH Gallery is located at the Railroad Station, 46 Castle Street, Great Barrington, 528-3300.

The Spencertown Academy

"Exploring the Crooked Line: Liberating Quilt Design," will be led by quilter Melissa Sarris, today from 10 to 5 and tomorrow from 10 to 1. Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y., 518-392-3693.

Dance

Jacob's Pillow

"PillowTalk: Making a New Ballet Company," with directors Jean Philippe Malaty and Tom Mossbrucker of the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, at 4, Sommerspace; "Inside/Out: The School at Jacob's Pillow: Contemporary,” students will present repertory by Maguy Marin, at 6:30, Inside/Out Stage; The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet will perform Moses Pendleton’s "Noir Blanc” and a world premiere by Jacopo Godani, at 2 and 8, Ted Shawn Theatre, pre-show talks will be held at 1:30 and 7:30 in Sommerspace; Robert Battle’s Battleworks will perform at 2:15 and 8:15, Doris Duke Studio Theatre, pre-show talks will be held at 1:45 and 7:45 on the Doris Duke Studio Theatre porch, George Carter Road, Becket, 243-0745.

SPAC

The New York City Ballet will perform "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 2 and "Concerto Barocco," “Piano Pieces” and “Guide to Strange Places” at 8:15. Pre-performance talks will be at 12:45 and 7. The Amphitheatre, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 518-587-3330.

Kid Stuff

Berkshire Museum

BTF Plays! will present "Arabian Nights" at 11, 39 South St., Pittsfield, 443-7171.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Beary Fun Day," free with Museum admission, Route 183, Stockbridge. For more information, call 298-4100.

Trustees of Reservations

"Incredible Insects: Children's Ecology Program," children can join naturalist Rene Wendell to look at insects in their natural habitat and under the microscope, from 10 to noon, Bryant Homestead, Cummington, 634-2244.

Lectures

Berkshire Botanical Garden

"Annuals and Perennials for Cutting Gardens," a slide-illustrated lecture given by Sandra Clark, from 10 to noon, Routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge. Registration required: 298-3926.

Clark Art Institute

Michael Cassin will present, "Flung Spray and Blown Spume: Turner and the English Watercolor Tradition," at 2, 225 South St., Williamstown, 458-2303.

Miscellaneous

Art show

The Hilltown Artisans Guild Summer Show features the latest hand-crafted work by members of the Guild, vocal and instrumental performances in the afternoon, from 10 to 5, Town Hall, Route 112, Worthington.

Chef tastings

Castle Street Café and John Andrew's will provide a chef tasting from 9 to 1 at the Historic Train Station, corner of Castle Street and Taconic Avenue, Great Barrington, 518-325-4261.

Community Picnic

The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation will present a community picnic celebrating Williamstown's 250th birthday, featuring an old fashioned menu catered by the Taconic Restaurant, music provided by the Miro Sprague Quintet, nature walks and games for children, from 4 to 6, Sheep Hill, 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, 458-2494.

Garden tour

"Hidden Treasures of the Berkshires 2003," the Lenox Garden Club's 13th annual tour of seven gardens and houses in Williamstown will be held from 10 to 4, rain or shine. Tickets available at Mary Stuart Collections, Church Street, Lenox; The Gingham Rabbit, 389 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; The Williams Inn, Williamstown, or at the Store at Five Corners, Routes 7 and 43, Williamstown on the day of the event. For information, call 298-3089.

Guided walking tour

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the Berkshire County Historical Commission present free walking tours throughout the historic district of Pittsfield; the tours begin at the new Pittsfield Visitors Center, 121 South St., at 10. A brochure explaining the tours is available or call 395-0105.

Hancock Shaker Village

Americana Artisans Crafts Show, featuring folk art, furniture, ceramics, baskets, metalware and other crafts in the 18th and 19th century traditions, Route 41, Pittsfield, 443-0188.

Papyri Books

Frank Tempone hosts WordPlay with a reception at 7, featured speaker Marc Maurino at 7:30 and spoken-word open-mic at 8. 49 Main Street, North Adams, 662-2099.

Project Native Plant Aale

The sale features native perennials, shrubs, vines, ground covers, ferns, witch hazel and more, from 10 to 4, across from Taft Farms, Route 183, Great Barrington, 528-3466.

Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum

"A Perfect Spot of Tea," sip tea and taste pastries as Bandana, an instrumental quartet, performs on the back veranda, seatings at 2:30 and 3:30, Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, 130 River Drive, two miles north of the junction of Routes 9 and 47 north, Hadley, 584-4699.

Trustees of Reservations

"Eighteenth Century Family Fun Day," sponsored by the Trustees and the Sheffield Historical Society, enjoy 18th-century candle making activities, and tours of one of the oldest homes in Berkshire County, noon to 5, the Ashley House, Ashley Falls, 298-3239.

Outdoor Activities

Hike and talk

Local historian Bernard A. Drew will discuss David Dudley Field Jr., the 19th century jurist who pioneered in constructing trails, observation decks and woodland carriage roads in South Berkshire, in "David Dudley Field Jr.'s Carriage Road Over Monument Mountain." Event also includes a moderate climb, wear good hiking shoes and bring water. Meet at 1:30 in the parking lot at Monument Mountain Reservation, Route 7, Great Barrington.

Trustees of Reservations

"Old Growth Forests with Bob Leverett," see the tallest cottonwoods in the state and learn how to measure them; a slide show will be given in case of rain, from 10 to 1, Bartholomew's Cobble, Sheffield, 229-8600.

Music

Aston Magna Festival

Nancy Armstrong, soprano; Stephen Hammer, oboe, and an ensemble led by Daniel Stepner will perform works by Bach and Purcell, at 6, St. James Church, 352 Main St., Great Barrington. Box office is at 323 Main St., Great Barrington or call 528-3595.

Berkshire Choral Festival

Festival members, conducted by Dennis Keene, will perform works by Beethoven, at 8, Rovensky Concert Shed, Berkshire School, Route 41, Sheffield, 229-8526.

The Guthrie Center

Hector on Stilts, the pop/rock duo cousins Jeb and Clayton Colwell, will perform, part of the Troubador Series, doors open at 7, show begins at 8, 4 Van Deusenville Rd., Great Barrington, 528-1955.

Hubbard Hall

Music from Salem artists Ulrike Anima-Mathé, violin; Lila Brown, viola; Kari Raynan, cello, and David Breitman, piano, will perform at 8, 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y., 518-677-2495.

Mass MoCA

Hear the comic musical performance of Polygraph Lounge, part of Mass Moca's Alternative Cabaret series, 8, Courtyard Cafe or Club B-10, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass. For tickets, call 662-2111.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

The Cantabile Singers, with instrumental soloists and Gregory Hayes, director and harpsichord, will perform "The Magnificent Mr. Handel," at 8, Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont, 625-9511.

Music Mountain

The Fryer/Balaban Swingtet will perform "A Taste of Irving Berlin," at 8, Route 63, Falls Village, Conn., 860-824-7126.

Naumkeag

Jose Garcia and Polly Mann will perform Renaissance and Baroque duets as part of the Music in the Gardens music series, from noon to 1, Stockbridge, 298-3239.

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival

The Tokyo String Quartet will perform with pianist John O'Conor, at 8, Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, Routes 44 and 272, Norfolk, Conn., 860-542-3000.

SPAC

The Lake George Opera will perform La Cenerentola, (Cinderella), by Rossini, at 2, with the Lake George Opera Orchestra, the Spa Little Theatre, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. For tickets, call 518-587-3330.

The Stockbridge Cabaret

Jeff Harnar will perform, beverages and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30; dinner and show at 7, DeSisto Estate, Rt. 183, Stockbridge, 298-4032.

Tanglewood

The Boston Symphony Orchestra with Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor, and Van Cliburn, piano, will perform an all-Beethoven program, 8:30, the Shed. A pre-rehearsal talk will be given at 9:30 a.m. and an open rehearsal will be held at 10:30 a.m., the Shed. The TMC Fellows will perform a prelude conert at 6, Ozawa Hall. West Street, Lenox. For tickets, call BSO's SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200, visit the Tanglewood box office at the Tanglewood main entrance in Lenox or visit www.bso.org.

Tannery Pond

A concert featuring the Diaz String Trio with Christian Steiner, piano, will be presented at 8. The Tannery is on the grounds of the Darrow School and Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 1.5 miles east of New Lebanon Center off Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. For tickets, call 888-820-1696.

The Williams Inn

The Walt Lehmann Band will perform four-piece jazz music from 8 to midnight, On-The-Green, Williamstown, 458-9371.

Sports

North Adams Steeple Cats

The North Adams Steeple Cats vs. the Thread City Tides, 7, Joe Wolfe Field, Route 8, North Adams, 664-7227.

Theater

Barrington Stage Company

"Ears on a Beatle," by Mark St. Germain, 7:30, Stage II; "Funny Girl,” directed by Julianne Boyd, 8, Main Stage, Consolati Performing Arts Center, Berkshire School Road, Sheffield, 528-8888.

Berkshire Theatre Festival

"The Stillborn Lover," a drama directed by Martin Rabbett, 2 and 8, Main Stage, Main Street; "Nijinsky's Last Dance,” closes at 8, Unicorn Theatre, Route 7, Stockbridge, 298-5576.

Cirque du Soleil

"Dralion" features artists in a variety of acts including teeterboard, ballet on lights, hoop diving, bamboo poles, juggling, single-hand balancing, double trapeze and more, 4 and 8, under the Grand Chapiteau, Market Street, Hartford, Conn., 1-866-824-7783.

Dorset Theatre Festival

"Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of the Sign of Four," 4 and closes at 8:30, Dorset Playhouse, Cheney Lane, Dorset, Vt., 802-867-5777.

Hartford Stage

Angelo Parra's "The Devil’s Music," directed by Joe Brancato, at 8, 50 Church St., Hartford, Conn., 860-527-5151.

Mac-Haydn Theatre

"Sugar Babies," 5 and 8:30, Route 203, Chatham, N.Y., 518-392-9292.

Main Street Stage

"Krapp's Last Tape" by Samuel Beckett and "The Lesson” by Eugene Ionesco, closes at 8, 57 Main St., North Adams, 413-663-3240.

The Miniature Theatre of Chester

Michael Healey's "The Drawer Boy," a comedy/drama, 8, Chester Town Hall, Middlefield Street, Chester, 354-7771.

News in Revue

"Between Iraq and a Hard Place," a cabaret-style satire, 8:30, Cranwell Resort, 55 Lee Road, Lenox, 637-1364.

Old Deerfield Productions

Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," 8, Reid Theatre, Deerfield Academy, Old Main Street, Deerfield, 774-7476, ext. 10.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

Alan Ayckbourn's "Things We Do for Love," 2 and 8, Bennington Center for the Arts, Route 9 and Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt., 802-447-0564.

Shakespeare & Company

"A Midsummer Night's Dream," under the tent on the Rose Footprint, at 10 and 6; Eileen Atkins’ "Vita & Virginia,” directed by Dan McCleary, previews at 10:30, Spring Lawn Theatre; "The Chekhov One-Acts,” directed by Normi Noël, 2, Spring Lawn Theatre; “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” directed by Tony Simotes, 3, Founders’ Theatre; “Preludes,” a free performance outside Founders’ Theatre at 7:15; Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” directed by Daniela Varon, 8, Founders’ Theatre; David Egan’s “The Fly-Bottle,” directed by Tina Packer, 8, Spring Lawn Theatre, Kemble Street, Lenox, 637-3353.

Theater Barn

Charles Ludlam's "The Mystery of Irma Vep," 5 and 8:30, Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8989.

TheaterWorks

"Four," by Christopher Shinn, 2:30 and 8, 233 Pearl St., Hartford, Conn., 860-527-7838.

Ventfort Hall

John Gardner's "Fanny Kemble’s Lenox Address," starring Shakespeare & Company actress Elizabeth Raetz, 4, 104 Walker St., Lenox, 637-3206.

Weston Playhouse

"Hello Dolly!" 3 and 8, Main Stage, and "Fully Committed,” by Becky Mode, at 8:30, Bryant House Pub, Main Street, Weston, Vt., 802-824-5288.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

John Guare's "Landscape of the Body," directed by Michael Greif, 4 and 8:30, Main Stage; A.R. Gurney’s "Big Bill," 4 and 8:30, Nikos Stage, Williams College, Williamstown, 597-3400.

Sunday, July 13

Dance

Jacob's Pillow

The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet will perform Moses Pendleton's "Noir Blanc," at 2, Ted Shawn Theatre, pre-show talk, 1:30 in Sommerspace; Battleworks will perform at 5, Doris Duke Studio Theatre, pre-show talk at 4:30, the Doris Duke Studio Theatre porch, George Carter Road, Becket, 243-0745.

Miscellaneous

Art show

The Hilltown Artisans Guild Summer Show features the latest hand-crafted work by members of the Guild, vocal and instrumental performances in the afternoon, from 10 to 5, Town Hall, Route 112, Worthington.

Hancock Shaker Village

Americana Artisans Crafts Show, featuring folk art, furniture, ceramics, baskets,woodenware and other crafts in the 18th and 19th century traditions, Route 41, Pittsfield, 443-0188.

Music

Concert Society of West Stockbridge

"The William M. Gibson Memorial Concert," a tribute to the founder of the Concert Society of West Stockbridge, at 7:30, the Congregational Church of West Stockbridge, 45 Main St., West Stockbridge, 243-4667.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

The Cantabile Singers, with instrumental soloists and Gregory Hayes, director and harpsichord, will perform "The Magnificent Mr. Handel," at 8, Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont, 625-9511.

Music Mountain

The T'ang String Quartet of Singapore, with Daniel Epstein, piano, will perform Haydn, Shostakovitch and Dohnanyi, at 3; The Salisbury Band will perform at 2, Route 63, Falls Village, Conn., 860-824-7126.

Sevenars Music Festival

The Schrade/James Family Pianists will perform in concert at 4, The Academy, South Ireland Street and Route 112, South Worthington, 238-5854.

SPAC

The Lake George Opera will perform "Susannah," at 2, with the Lake George Opera Orchestra, the Spa Little Theatre, Saratoga Performning Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. For tickets, call 518-587-3330.

Shaker Mountain Performing Arts Festival

Carol Yahr, soprano, will perform with Anderson Brenner, piano, 3, Berkshire Community College, West Street, Pittsfield, 800-588-9757.

St. Luke's Old Stone Church

The Dixie Cats will perform dixieland and swing as part of the Summer Sunset Concert Series, at 5, St. Luke's Old Stone Church, Lanesboro.

Tanglewood

The Boston Symphony Orchestra with Kurt Masur, conductor, and Sarah Chang, violin, will perform the works of Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and Dvorak, 2:30, the Shed. The TMC Fellows will perform chamber music, 10 a.m., Ozawa Hall. West Street, Lenox. For tickets, call BSO's SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200, visit the Tanglewood box office at the Tanglewood main entrance in Lenox or visit www.bso.org.

The Williams Inn

Miss B. Haven will perform in a cabaret show, at 9:15, On-The-Green, Williamstown, 458-9371.

Outdoor Activities

Trustees of Reservations

"Natural History Canoe Trip -- Housatonic River," paddle the river with a guide and look for wildlife; bring a hat, sunscreen, water and binoculars, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Bartholomew's Cobble, Sheffield, 229-8600.

Trustees of Reservations

"Ferns of the Cobble," stroll through woods and learn to identify many common species of ferns, bring water and a snack, from 1:30 to 3:30, Bartholomew's Cobble, Sheffield, 229-8600.

Theater

Barrington Stage Company

"Ears on a Beatle," by Mark St. Germain, closes at 7:30, Stage II; "Funny Girl,” directed by Julianne Boyd, 5, Main Stage, Consolati Performing Arts Center, Berkshire School Road, Sheffield, 528-8888.

Berkshire Concert Artists

"Ghostly Voices: A Concert of Old Songs," written and directed by J. Peter Bergman, with the Women's Club of the Berkshires, 7, the Thomas Colt House, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Reservations are required: 447-7641.

Cirque du Soleil

"Dralion" features artists in a variety of acts including teeterboard, ballet on lights, hoop diving, juggling, single-hand balancing, double trapeze and more, 1 and closes at 5, under the Grand Chapiteau, Market Street, Hartford, Conn., 1-866-824-7783.

Hartford Stage

Angelo Parra's "The Devil’s Music," directed by Joe Brancato, at 2, 50 Church St., Hartford, Conn., 860-527-5151.

Mac-Haydn Theatre

"Sugar Babies," 2 and closes at 7, Route 203, Chatham, N.Y., 518-392-9292.

The Miniature Theatre of Chester

Michael Healey's "The Drawer Boy," a comedy/drama, 2, Chester Town Hall, Middlefield Street, Chester, 354-7771.

News in Revue

"Between Iraq and a Hard Place," a cabaret-style satire, 8:30, Cranwell Resort, 55 Lee Road, Lenox, 637-1364.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

Alan Ayckbourn's "Things We Do for Love," closes at 3, Bennington Center for the Arts, Route 9 and Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt., 802-447-0564.

Shakespeare & Company

"Shakespeare and the Language the Shaped a World," a free performance under the tent at the Rose Footprint, at 10 and 6; "Vita & Virginia,” directed by Dan McCleary, previews at 10:30, Spring Lawn Theatre; "The Chekhov One-Acts,” directed by Normi Noël, 2, Spring Lawn Theatre; David Egan's “The Fly-Bottle,” directed by Tina Packer, 8, Spring Lawn Theatre, Kemble Street, Lenox, 637-3353.

Theater Barn

Charles Ludlam's "The Mystery of Irma Vep," 2 and 7, Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8989.

TheaterWorks

"Four," by Christopher Shinn, 2:30, 233 Pearl St., Hartford, Conn., 860-527-7838.

Ventfort Hall

"Fanny Kemble's Lenox Address," starring Shakespeare & Company actress Elizabeth Raetz, 10 a.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox, 637-3206.

Weston Playhouse

"Hello Dolly!" at 7, Main Stage; "Fully Committed,” by Becky Mode, at 7:30, Bryant House Pub, Main Street, Weston, Vt., 802-824-5288.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

John Guare's "Landscape of the Body," directed by Michael Greif, 2, Main Stage; A.R. Gurney’s "Big Bill," a world premiere, 2, Nikos Stage, Williams College, Williamstown, 597-3400.

Monday, July 14

Film

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

"The First Israeli in Space," a documentary in English and Hebrew, 7:30, Knesset Israel Synagogue, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. To make a reservation, call 443-2134.

Lectures

Becket Arts Center

"The Spoken Word: Dialogue for the Theater," Dorothy Napp Schindel and other theater professionals will discuss the special language of the theater, with previews and reviews of current productions, at 7:30, Becket Arts Center, Route 8, Becket, 623-6635.

The Mount

Maisie Houghton will present "Likely Companions: Reflections on Ruth Draper -- American Monologuist, Author and Actress," part of the Women of Achievement Lecture Series, at 4, The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. For reservations, call 637-1899, ext. 104.

Music

Hevreh of South Berkshire

"Two Generations in Concert," violinist Sabrina Berger, accompanied on the piano by Dorita Berger, will perform a concert at 7:30. Hevreh of South Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington, 528-6378.

Stockbridge Summer Music

The Innuendo Piano Quartet, featuring Keith Lockhart, piano; Christopher Wu, violin; Amadi Hummings, viola, and Owen Young, cello, will perform works by Beethoven, Dohnanyi and Dvorak at 8; a pre-concert dinner is available at 6, Seven Hills Inn, Plunkett Street, Lenox, 443-1138.

Tanglewood

A one-hour program of solo and chamber piano music will be presented, 12:30, Ozawa Hall, West Street, Lenox. For tickets, call BSO's SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200, visit the Tanglewood box office at the Tanglewood main entrance in Lenox or visit www.bso.org.

The Williams Inn

Miss B. Haven will perform in a cabaret show, at 9:15, On-The-Green, Williamstown, 458-9371.

Theater

Berkshire Theatre Festival

Timothy Findley's "The Stillborn Lover," a drama directed by Martin Rabbett, 8; a talk back session will be held after the show, Main Stage, Main Street, Stockbridge, 298-5576.

News in Revue

"Between Iraq and a Hard Place," a cabaret-style satire, 8:30, Cranwell Resort, 55 Lee Road, Lenox, 637-1364.

Tuesday, July 15

Dance

SPAC

The New York City Ballet will perform "Donizetti Variations," "Glass Pieces" and “Guide to Strange Places,” at 8:15. A pre-performance talk will be given at 7. The Amphitheatre, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. For tickets, call 518-587-3330.

Kid Stuff

Robbins-Zust Family Marionettes

The Robbins-Zust Family Marionettes present "Snow White," at 11 and 2, the Puppet Theatre, Lenox House Shops, Routes 7 and 20, Lenox. For tickets call 698-2591.

Shaker Mountain Performing Arts Festival

Shaker for Kids, Little Red Riding Hood, opera for children, 11 a.m., Recital Hall, Koussevitsky Arts Center, Berkshire Community College, West Street, Pittsfield. For tickets, call 800-588-9757.

Lecture

Berkshire Museum

Part of the ReDiscovering Music series, Eagle music critic and local author Seth Rogovoy will present "Maurice Peress -- Crossing Borders: Classical, Klezmer and Jazz." From 10 to noon, 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass., 413-443-7171.

Miscellaneous

The Berkshire Museum

Maria Mingalone will conduct a tour of the exhibit, "William Morris: Myth, Object and the Animal," 9 to 9:30. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. Advanced reservations required, 443-7171, ext. 10.

Tour

A free two-hour tour of Shakespeare & Company's new home will be given at 10 a.m., Miller Building, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, 637-1199, ext. 100.

Music

Clark Art Institute

Wood's Tea Company will perform in a Summer Band Concert at 6, 225 South St., Williamstown, 458-2303.

Concerts in the Park

The Eagle Band will perform at 7, Springside Park, 874 North St.; in the case of rain, the concert will be held at the Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 447-8334.

Stockbridge Chamber Concerts

Jack Brown, baritone; Winifred Brown, soprano, and Elizabeth Hagenah, piano, will perform "An Enchanted Evening of Broadway & Operatic All-Time Favorites" featuring works by Kern, Rogers & Hammerstein, Gershwin, Cole Porter and more, at 8, a reception will follow, Searles Castle, South Main Street, Great Barrington. For tickets, call 1-888-528-7728.

Stockbridge Summer Music

Jo Dolce, soprano; Robert Van Valkenburg, tenor, and Thomas Stallone, baritone, with Matthew Cveitc, piano, will perform "Your Ticket to Broadway," at 8; a pre-concert dinner is available at 6, Seven Hills Inn, Plunkett Street, Lenox, 443-1138.

Tanglewood

The Boston Pops Orchestra with Keith Lockhart, conductor, and John Pizzarelli, guitar, will perform 'All That Jazz,' 8:30, the Shed, West Street, Lenox. For tickets, call BSO’s SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200 or Ticketmaster at 413-733-2500, visit the Tanglewood box office at the Tanglewood main entrance in Lenox or visit www.bso.org.

Theater

Barrington Stage Company

"Funny Girl," directed by Julianne Boyd, choreographed by Tony Parise, 7, Main Stage, Consolati Performing Arts Center, Berkshire School Road, Sheffield, 528-8888.

Berkshire Theatre Festival

Timothy Findley's "The Stillborn Lover," a drama directed by Martin Rabbett, 8, Main Stage, Main Street, Stockbridge, 298-5576.

Dinner Theater at the Mansion

"What's the Buzz: A Summer Evening with the Music of Tim Rice," beverages and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30; dinner and show at 7, DeSisto Estate, Route 183, Stockbridge, 298-4032.

Hartford Stage

Angelo Parra's "The Devil’s Music," at 7:30, 50 Church St., Hartford, Conn., 860-527-5151.

News in Revue

"Between Iraq and a Hard Place," a cabaret-style satire, 8:30, Cranwell Resort, 55 Lee Road, Lenox, 637-1364.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Chekhov One-Acts," directed by Normi Noël, 2, Spring Lawn Theatre; "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” directed by Tony Simotes, 8, Founders' Theatre; David Egan’s "The Fly-Bottle,” directed by Tina Packer, 8, Spring Lawn Theatre, Kemble Street, Lenox, 637-3353.

TheaterWorks

"Four," by Christopher Shinn, 7:30, 233 Pearl St., Hartford, Conn., 860-527-7838.

Weston Playhouse

"Fully Committed," by Becky Mode, at 8:30, Bryant House Pub, Main Street, and "Hello Dolly!” at 8, Main Stage, Main Street, Weston, Vt., 802-824-5288.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

John Guare's "Landscape of the Body," directed by Michael Greif, 8, Main Stage, Williams College, Williamstown, 597-3400.

Wednesday, July 16

Dance

Jacob's Pillow

"PillowTalk: Lifelike Portrait -- Merce Cunningham," with Paul Kaiser, Shelley Eshkar and Marc Downie, at 5, Sommerspace; "Inside/Out: Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company,” at 6:30, Inside/Out Stage; "Facing Mekka,” a new work by Rennie Harris with live music with composer and vocalists Philip Hamilton, Kenny Mohammed, cello, sitar, tablas and a deejay; Harris will perform a new solo, at 8, Ted Shawn Theatre, a pre-show talk will be held at 7:30 in Sommerspace, George Carter Road, Becket, 243-0745.

SPAC

The New York City Ballet will perform "Swan Lake" at 8:15. A pre-performance talk will be given at 7. The Amphitheatre, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. For tickets, call 518-587-3330.

Kid Stuff

Barrington Stage Company

"Once Upon a Mattress," directed by Edie Cowan, a youth theater production, 7, Consolati Performing Arts Center, Berkshire School Road, Sheffield, 528-8888.

Berkshire Museum

BTF Plays! will present "Arabian Nights" at 11, 39 South St., Pittsfield, 443-7171.

Miscellaneous

Berkshire Athenaeum

"Birds of Berkshire County -- Birds of Prey," Julia Ann Collier will bring owls, falcons and other birds of prey for a demonstration from 10:30 to 11:30, (not recommended for children under 5), 1 Wendell Ave., 499-9483.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

"Historic Faux Painting Techniques," learn the art of decorative faux painting with Barbara Willner, from 1 to 4, Routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge. Registration is required: 298-3926.

Community Party

Eric Rudd's "Eagle Street Beach," a community party featuring more than 250,000 pounds of sand spread on downtown Eagle Street, North Adams; music will be provided by the Bang on a Can All Stars, from 4 to 7, North Adams. For information, call 664-9550. Rain date is Thursday, July 17.

Ventfort Hall

Sarah La Cour will present a program titled "Landscape and Ventfort Hall" at 4, 104 Walker St., Lenox. For more information, call 637-3206.

Music

EPOCH Assisted Living

Jesse Luke will perform at 6:45, Melbourne Place, 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield, 499-1992.

Shaker Mountain Performing Arts Festival

"A Little Night Music" by Stephen Sondheim, fully staged, with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maureen Codelka, 8, Boland Theatre, Berkshire Community College, West Street, Pittsfield. For tickets, call 800-588-9757.

Tanglewood

Dubravka Tomsic, piano, will perform works by Haydn, Beethoven and Chopin, 8:30, Ozawa Hall, West Street, Lenox. For tickets, call BSO's SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200 or Ticketmaster at 413-733-2500, visit the Tanglewood box office at the Tanglewood main entrance in Lenox or visit www.bso.org.

Wednesday Folk Traditions

Horace Clarence Boyer and the Year of Jubilee will perform American gospel traditions, as part of the Wednesday Folk Traditions Series, at 7; picnicking on the grounds at 5, Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, 130 River Drive, two miles north of the junction of Routes 9 and 47 north, Hadley, 584-4699.

Windsor Lake

The Berkshire All-Stars will perform as part of the Free Concerts at Windsor Lake series, from 7 to 8:30, bring a chair or blanket, North Adams. Rain date is Sunday.

Theater

Barrington Stage Company

"Funny Girl," directed by Julianne Boyd, 2 and 8, Main Stage, Consolati Performing Arts Center, Berkshire School Road, Sheffield, 528-8888.

Berkshire Concert Artists

"Ghostly Voices: A Concert of Old Songs," directed by J. Peter Bergman, with the Women's Club of the Berkshires, 7, the Thomas Colt House, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Reservations are required: 447-7641.

Berkshire Theatre Festival

"The Stillborn Lover," directed by Martin Rabbett, 8, Main Stage, Main Street; Peter Townshend's "Tommy,” directed by Jared Coseglia, previews at 8, Unicorn Theatre, Route 7, Stockbridge, 298-5576.

Dinner Theater at the Mansion

"What's the Buzz: A Summer Evening with the Music of Tim Rice," beverages and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30; dinner and show at 7, DeSisto Estate, Route 183, Stockbridge, 298-4032.

Hartford Stage

Angelo Parra's "The Devil’s Music," directed by Joe Brancato, at 7:30, 50 Church St., Hartford, Conn., 860-527-5151.

Mac-Haydn Theatre

"Always ... Patsy Cline," starring Louise Seger, opens at 2 and 8, Route 203, Chatham, N.Y., 518-392-9292.

The Miniature Theatre of Chester

Michael Healey's "The Drawer Boy," a comedy/drama, 8, Chester Town Hall, Middlefield Street, Chester, 354-7771.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Chekhov One-Acts," directed by Normi Noël, 2, Spring Lawn Theatre; "Shakespeare and the Language the Shaped a World,” a free performance under the tent at the Rose Footprint, at 6; "Preludes,” a free performance outside Founders' Theatre at 7:15; Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” directed by Daniela Varon, 8, Founders’ Theatre, Kemble Street, Lenox, 637-3353.

TheaterWorks

"Four," by Christopher Shinn, 7:30, 233 Pearl St., Hartford, Conn., 860-527-7838.

Ventfort Hall

John Gardner's "Fanny Kemble’s Lenox Address," starring Shakespeare & Company actress Elizabeth Raetz, directed by Andrew Borthwick-Leslie, 7:30, 104 Walker St., Lenox, 637-3206.

Weston Playhouse

"Hello Dolly!" at 3 and 8, Main Stage, and "Fully Committed,” by Becky Mode, at 8:30, Bryant House Pub, Main Street, Weston, Vt., 802-824-5288.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

John Guare's "Landscape of the Body," directed by Michael Greif, 8, Main Stage; Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros’ "Mother of Invention," directed by Nicholas Martin, 8, Nikos Stage, Williams College, Williamstown, 597-3400.




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