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Thursday, July 24

Art

Geoffrey Young Gallery

A reception for a new group exhibition, "The Summer of Lust," will be held from 5:30 to 7:30. The exhibit runs through August 9. 40 Railroad St., Great Barrington, 528-6210.

Dance

Jacob's Pillow

"Inside/Out: Prometheus Dance," a performance by the Boston-based company, at 6:30, Inside/Out Stage; CND2 will perform in an evening of works by company founder Nacho Duato at 8, Ted Shawn Theatre; a pre-show talk will be held at 7:30 in Sommerspace; Buglisi/Foreman Dance 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 in "Coppélia" at 2 and 8:15; pre-performance talks will be held at 12:45 and 7, 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," with music by Mary Rodgers, directed by Edie Cowan, a youth theater production, 7, Consolati Performing Arts Center, Berkshire School Road, Sheffield, 28-8888.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Family Time: Harmony in Art and Music," investigate the harmonies in the works on view in a family tour at 1; Musician Roger Tinknell will perform at 1:30, and visitors can create original harmonious artworks at 2:30, Route 183, Stockbridge, 298-4100.

Robbins-Zust Family Marionettes

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

Lecture

The Mount

Pauline C. Metcalf will present "Where Tradition Meets Modernism: The Glamorous Interiors of David Adler and Frances Elkins," as part of the Civilized Living Lecture Series, at 4, The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. For information and reservations, call 637-1899, ext. 104.

Miscellaneous

The Mount

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

Norman Rockwell Museum

"An Evening with Ewert Cousins," noted philosopher, theologian, author and advisor to the United Nations on issues of global spirituality Ewert Cousins will sign his book, "Doors of Understanding: Conversations in Global Spirituality,” at 5:30, as part of the Freedom Forum lecture series, Route 183, Stockbridge, 298-4100.

Music

The Berkshire Opera

"The Secret Marriage," music by Domenico Cimarosa, libretto by Giovanni Bertati, performed with piano by members of the Berkshire Opera Company Resident Artist Program, 8, Lee High School Auditorium, Lee. Call 442-0099 for tickets.

Columbia Festival Orchestra

Sunset Sing, at 7, at St. James Church, Chatham, N.Y. Join friends and fellow choral enthusiasts singing Brahms' Requiem, conducted by Gwen Gould, with Michael Clement at the piano and featuring soloists from the Shaker Mountain Performing Arts Festival. Music is provided; refreshments are served at the intermission. Call 828-7042 or visit www.columbiafestivalorchestra.org for more information.

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 information or tickets, call 528-1955.

Musicorda Road Company

Young artists in the piano program of the Musicorda Chamber Music Institute will perform in a lunch-hour concert at 12:15, Davis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Quadrangle, State Street, downtown Springfield, 493-1530.

Pioneer Arts Center

The Villa Jidiots will host an improv jam at 7:30, Pioneer Arts Center of Easthampton, 41 Union St., Easthampton, 527-3700.

Shaker Mountain Performing Arts Festival

"Norma," by Bellini, fully staged, with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Rogelio Riojas-Nolasco, 8, Boland Theatre, Berkshire Community College, West Street, Pittsfield. For tickets call 800-588-9757.

Tanglewood

The Borodin String Quartet will perform the works of Beethoven and Shostakovich, 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.

Western Gateway Heritage State Park

Plum Crazy will perform original and cover rock 'n roll at 7, part of the Music in the Park series, north end deck of building four by the caboose, bring lawn chair or blanket, picnics encouraged. Free; contributions accepted, 663-6312.

Sports

Berkshire Black Bears

The Berkshire Black Bears vs. Quebec Les Capitales, 7:05, Wahconah Park, Wahconah Street, Pittsfield, 448-2255.

Theater

Barrington Stage Company

Kenneth Lonergan's "Lobby Hero," a comedy directed by Rob Ruggiero, 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; "The Who’s 'Tommy’" directed by Jared Coseglia, 8, Unicorn Theatre, Route 7, Stockbridge, 298-5576.

Bucksteep Manor

"Amish Burlesque," a musical comedy cabaret featuring Goody Plenty and the Amlets, 8, Bucksteep Manor Barn, 885 Washington Mountain Road, Washington, 822-8976.

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.

Dorset Theatre Festival

Agatha Christie's "Appointment with Death," 8, Dorset Playhouse, Route 30, Dorset, Vt., 802-867-5777.

Mac-Haydn Theatre

Jerry Herman's "Hello Dolly," opens at 2 and 8, Route 203, Chatham, N.Y., 518-392-9292.

The Miniature Theatre of Chester

"The Darlings," a black comedy by Susan Eve Haar, 2 and 8, Chester Town Hall, Middlefield Street, Chester, 354-7771. The evening performance will feature a complete turkey dinner at 6 at the Chester Depot. Advanced reservations are required: 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.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Chekhov One-Acts," translated by Eric Bentley and Theodore Hoffman from Anton Chekhov, directed by Normi Noël, 2, Spring Lawn Theatre; William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by Kevin G. Coleman, a free performance under the tent on the Rose Footprint, at 6; "Preludes,” a free performance outside Founders’ Theatre at 7:15; William Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” directed by Tina Packer, previews at 8, Founders’ Theatre; Eileen Atkins’ “Vita & Virginia,” adapted from correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, directed by Dan McCleary, 8, Spring Lawn Theatre, Kemble Street, Lenox, 637-3353.

Theater Barn

"Route 66," a revue featuring more than 32 songs, 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

John Gardner's "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!" by Jerry Herman, at 8, Main Stage, Main Street, Weston, Vt., 802-824-5288.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood," directed by Darko Tresnjak, previews at 3, opens at 8, Main Stage; Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros’ "Mother of Invention," directed by Nicholas Martin, 3 and 8, Nikos Stage, Williams College, Williamstown, 597-3400.

Friday, July 25

Art

Opening reception

An opening reception for an exhibition titled "Art as Activism," will be held from 5 to 7, featuring multi-media by more than 25 artists who use painting, photography, sculpture and other media to address current political and social injustices, on display through Aug. 17, Meeting House Gallery, Route 57, New Marlboro, 229-3126.

Dance

Jacob's Pillow

"Inside/Out: Gelan Lambert Jr.," at 6:30, Inside/Out Stage; CND2 will perform in an evening of works by company founder Nacho Duato at 8, Ted Shawn Theatre, a pre-show talk will be held at 7:30 in Sommerspace; Buglisi/ Foreman Dance 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 and a post-show talk will follow the show, George Carter Road, Becket, 243-0745.

SPAC

The New York City Ballet will perform in "Concerto Barocco," "Carnival of the Animals" and “Chaconne” at 8:15; a pre-performance talk will be held at 7, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. For tickets, call 518-587-3330.

Films

Adams Town Hall

"Big Fat Liar," rated PG, will be shown on the lawn of the Adams Town Hall as part of the Movies Under the Stars Series, bring your own lawn chairs and blankets, refreshments will be available, show starts at dusk. Rain date is Saturday.

Clark Art Institute

"Horatio Hornblower," a 1999 film in two parts, part one, "The Duel,” will be shown at 2, and part two, "The Fire Ship,” will be shown at 4 as part of the Britannia Rules the Waves film series, 225 South St., Williamstown, 458-2303.

Kid Stuff

Barrington Stage Company

"Once Upon a Mattress," with music by Mary Rodgers, directed by Edie Cowan, a youth theater production, 2 and 7, Consolati Performing Arts Center, Berkshire School Road, Sheffield, 528-8888.

Mac-Haydn Theatre

"The Ransom of Red Chief," based on the O. Henry adventure tale, at 11, Route 203, Chatham, N.Y., 518-392-9292.

Spencertown Academy

The Ivy Vine Players will perform as part of the Fridays are for Kids series, at 11 a.m., Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y., 518-392-3693.

Miscellaneous

The Mount

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

Naumkeag

"The Garden Party at Naumkeag," features cocktails at sunset, a buffet, music and a silent auction to benefit the restoration projects of the Stockbridge Properties Committee, 6 to 9, Stockbridge. Reservations are required: 298-3239.

Music

Berkshire Jazz Festival

The third annual Berkshire Jazz Festival opens tonight at 7, Upper Lodge, Ski Butternut, Route 23, Great Barrington. To reserve tickets, call 528-2000; visit www.jazzforumarts.org or Tune Street, 294 Main St., Great Barrington.

Dalton CRA

The Eagles Band will perform with special guest, Out of Nowhere, as part of the Dalton Summer Concert Series, at 6, bring lawn chairs and blankets; picnics are welcome, 400 Main St., Dalton, 684-2354.

The Guthrie Center

Falcon Ridge Showcase with host Rick Robbins, part of the Troubador Series, doors open at 7, show begins at 8, drinks and light fare available, door prizes, 4 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington. For information or tickets, call 528-1955.

Marlboro Music

The Brattleboro Music Center, under the direction of Blanche Moyse, will present a special concert of Bach Cantatas , at 8:30, Persons Auditorium, Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vt. For tickets and more information, call 802-254-2394.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Maria Ferrante, soprano; Alan Schneider, tenor; Jennifer Hines, mezzo-soprano, and Kevin Rhodes, piano, will perform "Highlights from the Opera," featuring arias, duets and trios by Rossini, Mozart, Bizet, Verdi, Puccini and others, at 8, Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont, 625-9511.

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival

Allan Dean, trumpet; Scott Hartman, trombone; David Krakauer, clarinet; Frank Morelli, bassoon; Donald Weilerstein, violin; Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, piano, and Douglas Perkins, percussion, will perform in a program titled "Giants of the 20th Century," at 8, Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, Routes 44 and 272, Norfolk, Conn., 860-542-3000.

Shaker Mountain Performing Arts Festival

Mozart's Le Nozze de Figaro, fully staged, with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Samuel Bill, 8, Boland Theatre, Berkshire Community College, West Street, Pittsfield. For tickets call 800-588-9757.

The Stockbridge Cabaret

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

Tanglewood

The Boston Symphony Orchestra with Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, conductor, vocal soloists, Antonio Reyes, guitar, Nuria Pomares Rojas, flamenco dancer and the Tanglewood Festival chorus led by John Oliver, will perform La vida breve by Falla and a piece by Schubert, 8:30, the Shed. Members of the BSo will present a prelude concert, 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. the Newports Gulls, 7, Joe Wolfe Field, Route 8, North Adams, 664-7227.

Theater

Barrington Stage Company

Kenneth Lonergan's "Lobby Hero," a comedy directed by Rob Ruggiero, 2 and 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, 8, Main Stage, Main Street; "The Who’s 'Tommy’" directed by Jared Coseglia, 8, Unicorn Theatre, Route 7, Stockbridge, 298-5576.

Bucksteep Manor

"Amish Burlesque," a musical comedy cabaret featuring Goody Plenty and the Amlets, 8, Bucksteep Manor Barn, 885 Washington Mountain Road, Washington, 822-8976.

Dorset Theatre Festival

Agatha Christie's "Appointment with Death," 8, Dorset Playhouse, Route 30, Dorset, Vt., 802-867-5777.

Mac-Haydn Theatre

Jerry Herman's "Hello Dolly," 8, Route 203, Chatham, N.Y., 518-392-9292.

The Miniature Theatre of Chester

"The Darlings," a black comedy by Susan Eve Haar, 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," directed by Linda McInerney, 8, Reid Theatre, Deerfield Academy, Old Deerfield, 774-7476, ext. 10.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

Neil Simon's "The Dinner Party," opens at 8, Bennington Center for the Arts, Route 9 and Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt., 802-447-0564.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Chekhov One-Acts," translated by Eric Bentley and Theodore Hoffman from Anton Chekhov, directed by Normi Noël, 2, Spring Lawn Theatre; "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, directed by Tony Simotes, 3, Founders' Theatre; "Preludes,” a free performance outside Founders’ Theatre at 7:15; William 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

"Route 66," a revue featuring more than 32 songs, 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

John Gardner's "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!" by Jerry Herman, at 8, Main Stage, Main Street, Weston, Vt., 802-824-5288.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Mike O'Malley’s "Searching for Certainty," directed by Peter Askin, will be presented as part of the Fridays @ 3 series, at 3, Nikos Stage; Dylan Thomas’ "Under Milk Wood," directed by Darko Tresnjak, 8; kids’ night, Main Stage; Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros’ “Mother of Invention,” directed by Nicholas Martin, 8, Nikos Stage, Williams College, Williamstown, 597-3400.

Saturday, July 26

Dance

Jacob's Pillow

"PillowTalk: Creating Music for Dance," Lisa DeSpain, conductor-composer, will talk about the unique requirements of dance, at 4, Sommerspace; "Inside/Out: The School at Jacob's Pillow: Contemporary,” students will present repertory by choreographers Maguy Marin, Pina Bausch and Angelin Preljocaj, at 6:30, Inside/Out Stage; CND2 will perform in an evening of works by company founder Nacho Duato at 2 and 8, Ted Shawn Theatre, pre-show talks will be held at 1:30 and 7:30 in Sommerspace; Buglisi/Foreman Dance 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 in "Coppélia" at 2; and in "Symphony in Three Movements," “Carnival of the Animals” and “Western Symphony” at 8:15; pre-performance talks will be held at 12:45 and 7; 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," with music by Mary Rodgers, directed by Edie Cowan, a youth theater production, 2 and 7, Consolati Performing Arts Center, Berkshire School Road, Sheffield, 528-8888.

Berkshire Museum

"African Super Saturday," featuring a puppet show of African folktales by the award-winning Crabgrass Puppet Theater at 11; a walk through the "African Safari” from noon to 1, and visitors can fashion their own beaded doll inspired by traditional Ndebele beaded dolls from 1 to 3, 39 South St., Pittsfield, 443-7171.

DeVries Fine Arts

Henry the Juggler will perform at 3, 17 Franklin St., Lenox.

Great Barrington Bandstand

David Grover and the Big Bear Band will perform at 10, behind the Town Hall, Castle Street, Great Barrington.

Mac-Haydn Theatre

"The Ransom of Red Chief," based on the O. Henry adventure tale, closes at 11, Route 203, Chatham, N.Y., 518-392-9292.

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

Clark Art Institute

Michael Cassin, curator of education, will present a lecture titled "Rain, Steam and Speed: Turner and the Modern World," at 2, 225 South St., Williamstown, 458-2303.

Miscellaneous

Berkshire Botanical Garden

"Crossing Paths Poetry Reading," participants will celebrate poetry, nature and gardens at this outdoor poetry reading by Berkshire County poets. Irene Willis, Jan Hutchinson, Lisken Van Pelt Dus, Cynthia Gardner, Trudy Ames, Amy Herring and Michelle Gillette will read selections from "Crossing Paths, an Anthology of Poems by Western Massachusetts Women,” at 2, Routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge, 298-3926.

Berkshire Woodworkers Guild

The fourth annual Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Furniture Show and Silent Auction, featuring a display of handcrafted furniture with selected pieces for sale and a silent auction to raise funds for the Guild's educational activities, 10 to 5, Berkshire Botanical Garden, Routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge, 232-7098.

Berkshire Writers Room

Janis Greve of Amherst, Susan Hartung of Housatonic, Joe Manning of Florence, Kenneth Markel of Great Barrington and Darlene White of Pittsfield, all writers whose work is included in the latest edition of The Berkshire Review, will read from their work at 2. The host will be Aaron M. Beatty. Armi @ Great Barrington, 485 South Main St., Great Barrington.

Book fair

The 12th Annual Autiquarian Book Fair will be held from 10 to 4, John Dewey Academy, Searles Castle, Route 7, Great Barrington, 441-1010.

Craft show

The 16th juried fine arts and crafts show featuring crafts, food and raffle prizes, Church on the Hill at Lilac Park, Lenox. For more information, call 637-1001.

Croquet lessons

Join members of the Lenox Croquet Club for free lessons of croquet; participants can learn from master players, all ages and abilities are welcome, 10 a.m., LCC lawns adjacent to the Lenox Club, 111 Yokun Ave., Lenox, 442-1216.

Geoffrey Young Gallery

Local poets Michael Gizzi and Chris Carnevali will read from their work, 5:30, event is free and open to the public. 40 Railroad St., Great Barrington, 528-6210.

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, located at 121 South St., at 10. A brochure explaining the tours is available or call 395-0105.

Mt. Greylock

"Mt. Greylock Go 'Round!" a chance to mountain bike on Mt. Greylock, the highest mountain in Massachusetts, beginning at 10 :30 -- rain date is July 27th. Choose to circumnavigate the mountain, a 27 mile route or the Tour de Glen, a 4 or 5 mile route. There is a pond for swimming and food available after the ride. Sponsored by the New England Mountain Biking Association and Friends of the Glen. The Greylock Glen, Adams. Reservations appreciated, email greylockgoaround@hotmail.com.

Plant sale

Project Native Plant Sale, featuring 50 varieties of native perennials, shrubs, vines, woody ground covers, ferns, sedges, witch hazel and flowering dogwood, from 10 to 4, across from Taft Farms, Route 183, Great Barrington, 528-3466.

Sheffield Historical Society

"Revolutionary Period Tour: What was the material life of our founding fathers like?" event features a tour of the Dan Raymond House, a look at a number of 18th century documents from the Mark Dewey Research Center archives, and a look at the material objects now on view in both the Dan Raymond and Col. Ashley homes, at 1:30, Sheffield. Reservations are required: 229-2694.

Susan B. Anthony Celebration

Sidewalk sales, the traditional kick-off to the annual Susan B. Anthony Celebration, featuring sales offered by local merchants along Park, Hoosac and Summer streets as well as in the entire downtown area, 10 to 4, Adams, 499-4000.

Trustees of Reservations

Participants can meet at the Dan Raymond House, Main Street, Sheffield, for a tour, then travel to the Ashley House for a presentation on the natural history of the area followed by a tour of the house in a program titled, "Wildlife to Village Life: Sheffield's Natural and Social Histories," from 1:30 to 4. Registration is required: 298-3239.

Music

Aston Magna Festival

Dominique Labelle will be joined by flutist Chris Krueger in a program featuring music of Marais, Couperin and Clérambault; harpsichordist John Gibbons will perform a French Suite by Bach, and Daniel Stepner and Laura Jeppesen will also perform, at 6, St. James Church, 352 Main St., Great Barrington. The box office is at 323 Main St., Great Barrington. For more information, call 528-3595.

Berkshire Choral Festival

Festival members, conducted by Robert Page, will perform works by Barber and Vaughan Williams, at 8, Rovensky Concert Shed, Berkshire School, Route 41, Sheffield, 229-8526.

Berkshire Jazz Festival

The third annual Berkshire Jazz Festival continues today with Giacomo Gates, the Richie Hart Trio, Houston Person Quartet, Donald Harrison Quintet, Jimmy Heath Quartet, Charli Persip's Big Band Birthday Bash and more, events begin at noon, Ski Butternut, Route 23, Great Barrington. To reserve tickets, call 528-2000; visit www.jazzforumarts.org or Tune Street, 294 Main St., Great Barrington.

The Berkshire Opera

"The Secret Marriage," music by Domenico Cimarosa, libretto by Giovanni Bertati, performed with piano by members of the Berkshire Opera Company Resident Artist Program, 8, Lee High School Auditorium, Lee. Call 442-0099 for tickets.

Berkshire South Community Center

Songwriter Tom Ingersoll will perform in a release party for this new CD "Crunch," from 4 to 7, Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

Marlboro Music

The Marlboro Music School and Festival will present varied chamber music, at 8:30, Persons Auditorium, Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vt. For tickets and more information, call 215-569-4690 before June 17 and 802-254-2394 after June 25.

Mass MoCA

For this year's "Bang on a Can Marathon," Bang on a Can will perform 6 hours of music with special guest Louis Andriessen, 4 to 10, Hunter Center, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. For tickets, call 662-2111.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Maria Ferrante, soprano; Alan Schneider, tenor; Jennifer Hines, mezzo-soprano, and Maestro Kevin Rhodes, piano, will perform in a program titled "Highlights from the Opera," featuring arias, duets and trios by Rossini, Mozart, Bizet, Verdi, Puccini and others, at 8, Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont, 625-9511.

Music from Salem

Music from Salem artists Emi Resnick and Werner Dickel, violin; Lila Brown, viola; Matthias Naegele, cello, and Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano, will perform works by Brahms, Mozart and Barber, at 8, Hubbard Hall, 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y., 518-677-2495.

Music Mountain

The Ted Rosenthal Trio will perform jazz standards, at 8, Route 63, Falls Village, Conn., 860-824-7126.

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival

The Tokyo String Quartet will perform "An Evening of Beethoven," at 8, Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, Routes 44 and 272, Norfolk, Conn., 860-542-3000.

Pioneer Arts Center

The World Beat Ensemble will perform at 8, 41 Union St., Easthampton, 527-3700.

Pleshakov Music Center

Harpsichordist Elaine Comparone and The Queen's Chamber Band will perform in a program titled "The Godfather," 8, 544 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y., 518-671-7171.

Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum

"A Perfect Spot of Tea," visitors can sip tea and taste pastries donated by local restaurants as Rosemary Caine and Colrain Road perform a cappella vocals, jigs and reels and a few Irish-American favorites, 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.

Shaker Mountain Performing Arts Festival

Donizetti's L’Elisir d’Amore, fully staged, with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Elaine Rinaldi, 3, and Puccini’s Tosca, fully staged, with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Denes Striny, 8, Boland Theatre, Berkshire Community College, West Street, Pittsfield. For tickets call 800-588-9757.

The Stockbridge Cabaret

Karen Mason 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 Jeffrey Tate, conductor, Gil Shaham, violin, and Jane Eaglen, soprano, will perform the works of Humperdinck, Mozart and Wagner, 8:30, the Shed. A pre-rehearsal talk will be held at 9:30 a.m., the Shed, and an open rehearsal will be held at 10:30 a.m., the Shed. The BUTI Wind Ensemble will perform, 2:30, Ozawa Hall. The BUTI's Young Artists Wind Ensemble, conducted by Frank L. Battisti, will present a prelude concert of works by Strauss, Wagner, Gandolfini and Ives, 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

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

Outdoor Activities

Berkshire Museum

"Marshes, Swamps and Bogs," explore different wetlands with Dave St. James and Thom Smith. Pre-registration is required. 39 South St., Pittsfield, 443-7171.

Theater

Barrington Stage Company

Kenneth Lonergan's "Lobby Hero," a comedy directed by Rob Ruggiero, 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 closes at 8, Main Stage, Main Street; "The Who’s 'Tommy’" directed by Jared Coseglia, 8, Unicorn Theatre, Route 7, Stockbridge, 298-5576.

Bucksteep Manor

"Amish Burlesque," a musical comedy cabaret featuring Goody Plenty and the Amlets, 8, Bucksteep Manor Barn, 885 Washington Mountain Road, Washington, 822-8976.

Dorset Theatre Festival

Agatha Christie's "Appointment with Death," 4 and 8:30, Dorset Playhouse, Route 30, Dorset, Vt., 802-867-5777.

Mac-Haydn Theatre

Jerry Herman's "Hello Dolly," 5 and 8:30, Route 203, Chatham, N.Y., 518-392-9292.

The Miniature Theatre of Chester

"The Darlings," a black comedy by Susan Eve Haar, 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," directed by Linda McInerney, 8, Reid Theatre, Deerfield Academy, Old Deerfield, 774-7476, ext. 10.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

Neil Simon's "The Dinner Party," 2 and 8, Bennington Center for the Arts, Route 9 and Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt., 802-447-0564.

Shakespeare & Company

William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," directed by Kevin G. Coleman, a free performance under the tent on the Rose Footprint, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Eileen Atkins’ "Vita & Virginia," adapted from correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, directed by Dan McCleary, 10:30, Spring Lawn Theatre; “The Chekhov One-Acts,” translated by Eric Bentley and Theodore Hoffman from Anton Chekhov, directed by Normi Noël, 2, Spring Lawn Theatre; William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” directed by Daniela Varon, 3, Founders’ Theatre; “Preludes,” a free performance outside Founders’ Theatre at 7:15; William Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” directed by Tina Packer, previews 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

"Route 66," a revue featuring more than 32 songs, 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, directed by Andrew Borthwick-Leslie, 4, 104 Walker St., Lenox, 637-3206.

Weston Playhouse

"Hello Dolly!" by Jerry Herman, 3 and closes at 8, Main Stage, Main Street, Weston, Vt., 802-824-5288.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood," directed by Darko Tresnjak, 4 and 8:30, Main Stage; Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros’ "Mother of Invention," directed by Nicholas Martin, 4 and 8:30, Nikos Stage, Williams College, Williamstown, 597-3400.

Sunday, July 27

Dance

Jacob's Pillow

CND2 will perform in an evening of works by company founder Nacho Duato at 2, Ted Shawn Theatre, a pre-show talk will be held at 1:30 in Sommerspace; Buglisi/Foreman Dance will perform at 5, Doris Duke Studio Theatre, a pre-show talk will be held at 4:30 on the Doris Duke Studio Theatre porch, George Carter Road, Becket, 243-0745.

Kid Stuff

Trustees of Reservations

"Gorge Discovery Day," an afternoon of crawling in and around the Westfield River, from 1 to 3, meet at the Gorge parking lot, Chesterfield Gorge, West Chesterfield. Registration is required: 298-3239.

Bartholomew's Cobble

"Animal Tracks," children ages 6 to 10 can learn to identify the tracks of our wild neighbors, make plaster casts with molds provided and search for tracks and signs along the trails, from 1:30 to 3:30, Bartholomew's Cobble, Sheffield. Registration is required: 229-8600.

Miscellaneous

Berkshire Woodworkers Guild

The fourth annual Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Furniture Show and Silent Auction, featuring a display of handcrafted furniture with selected pieces for sale and a silent auction to raise funds for the Guild's educational activities, 10 to 5, Berkshire Botanical Garden, Routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge, 232-7098.

Clark Art Institute

A day-long, free family festival featuring live entertainment including acrobats, magicians and a Punch and Judy show, sing-along sea chanties, dress-up photographs, art making, food and more, 225 Church St., Williamstown. For more information, call 458-2303.

Craft show

The 16th juried fine arts and crafts show featuring crafts, food and raffle prizes, Church on the Hill at Lilac Park, Lenox. For more information, call 637-1001.

Susan B. Anthony Celebration

"Pedal & Pod," a four-mile running race follows a course through downtown Adams after which runners hand off to their biking partners who pedal 22 miles through Adms, Cheshire and Lanesboro. Race is open to all levels of competition; day of race registration begins at 7 at the Masonic Temple on Center Street, Adams, 499-4000.

Music

Berkshire Jazz Festival

The third annual Berkshire Jazz Festival concludes today with performances by Claudio Roditi Quartet, Leroy Jones Quintet, Chico Hamilton & Euphoria, Roberta Gambarini, the Richie Hart Trio and more, events begin at noon, Ski Butternut, Route 23, Great Barrington. To reserve tickets, call 528-2000; visit www.jazzforumarts.org or Tune Street, 294 Main St., Great Barrington.

The Berkshire Opera

"The Secret Marriage," music by Domenico Cimarosa, libretto by Giovanni Bertati, performed with piano by members of the Berkshire Opera Company Resident Artist Program, 2, Lee High School Auditorium, Lee. call 442-0099 for tickets.

Marlboro Music

The Marlboro Music School and Festival will present varied chamber music, at 2:30, Persons Auditorium, Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vt. For tickets and more information, call 215-569-4690 before June 17 and 802-254-2394 after June 25.

Music Mountain

The St. Petersburg String Quartet, with Maxim Mogilevsky, piano, will perform in an all-Brahms program, at 3, Route 63, Falls Village, Conn., 860-824-7126.

Old Stone Church

The Bennington Woodwind Quintet will perform classic and contemporry music, 5, donations for musicians accepted, refreshments. St. Luke's Old Stone Church, Route 7, Lanesboro, 499-8928.

Sevenars Music Festival

Rorianne Schrade, pianist, will perform a program of American music, featuring a world premiere, at 4, The Academy, South Ireland Street and Route 112, South Worthington, 238-5854.

Shaker Mountain Performing Arts Festival

"A Little Night Music" by Stephen Sondheim, fully staged, with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maureen Codelka, 3, and Shaker on Parade, festival participants will perform arias and ensembles from favorite operas, 8, Boland Theatre, Berkshire Community College, West Street, Pittsfield. For tickets call 800-588-9757.

Southern Vermont College

Rondo Chamber Music Festival, 4 p.m., Everett Mansion Theatre, Southern Vermont College, Bennington, Vt. For more information, call 802-442-5427.

Tanglewood

The Boston Symphony Orchestra with Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor, Garrick Ohlsson, piano, and Dawn Upshaw, soprano, will perform works of Rossini, Mozart, Golijov and Kodaly, 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 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

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 Housatonic with a naturalist guide and look for wildlife; bring a hat, sunscreen, water and binoculars, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Bartholomew's Cobble, Sheffield. For more information, call 229-8600.

Theater

Barrington Stage Company

Youth Theatre performance of "Once Upon a Mattress," with music by Mary Rodgers, directed by Edie Cowan, 2; Kenneth Lonergan's "Lobby Hero," a comedy directed by Rob Ruggiero, 5, Main Stage, Consolati Performing Arts Center, Berkshire School Road, Sheffield, 528-8888.

Bucksteep Manor

"Amish Burlesque," a musical comedy cabaret featuring Goody Plenty and the Amlets, closes at 8, Bucksteep Manor Barn, 885 Washington Mountain Road, Washington, 822-8976.

Dorset Theatre Festival

Agatha Christie's "Appointment with Death," 3, Dorset Playhouse, Route 30, Dorset, Vt., 802-867-5777.

Mac-Haydn Theatre

Jerry Herman's "Hello Dolly," 2 and 7, Route 203, Chatham, N.Y., 518-392-9292.

The Miniature Theatre of Chester

"The Darlings," a black comedy by Susan Eve Haar, 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.

Old Deerfield Productions

Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," directed by Linda McInerney, closes at 2, Reid Theatre, Deerfield Academy, Old Deerfield, 774-7476, ext. 10.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

Neil Simon's "The Dinner Party," 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," by William Shakespeare and the Company's Education Program, a free performance under the tent at the Rose Footprint, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Eileen Atkins’ "Vita & Virginia,” adapted from correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, directed by Dan McCleary, 10:30, Spring Lawn Theatre; "The Chekhov One-Acts,” translated by Eric Bentley and Theodore Hoffman from Anton Chekhov, directed by Normi Noël, 2, Spring Lawn Theatre; “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, directed by Tony Simotes, 3, Founders’ Theatre; “Preludes,” a free performance outside Founders’ Theatre at 7:15; William 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

"Route 66," a revue featuring more than 32 songs, 2 and 7, Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8989.

TheaterWorks

"Four," by Christopher Shinn, closes at 2:30, 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, 10 a.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox, 637-3206.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood," directed by Darko Tresnjak, 2, Main Stage; Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros’ "Mother of Invention," directed by Nicholas Martin, closes at 2, Nikos Stage, Williams College, Williamstown, 597-3400.

Monday, July 28

Film

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

"Not Everybody's Lucky Enough to Have had Communist Parents," a comedy set in 1958, starring Josiane Balasko, will be shown at 7:30, Knesset Israel Synagogue, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. For reservations, call 443-2134.

Kid Stuff

Robbins-Zust Family Marionettes

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

Lecture

Brandeis in the Berkshires

Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, will speak about the challenges and opportunities facing the American Jewish community, 8. For tickets, call 637-1199. Founders Theatre, Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

The Mount

Valerie Boyd will present "Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston," as part of the Women of Achievement Lecture Series, at 4, The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass. For information and reservations, call 413-637-1899, ext. 104.

Miscellaneous

Becket Arts Center

"Words and Music In the Arts," a series of readings, performances and discussions exploring the alchemy of words and music, featuring John Paxton speaking about gospel music, will be held at 7:30, Becket Arts Center, Route 8, Becket, 623-6635.

Susan B. Anthony Celebration

Park Street will be closed and transformed into an old fashioned street fair with music, entertainment, food, games and crafts, 6 to 9 p.m., Adams, 499-4000.

Music

Shaker Mountain Performing Arts Festival

Shaker Does Broadway, festival participants perform hits from Broadway, 8, Boland Theatre, Berkshire Community College, West Street, Pittsfield, Mass., for tickets call 800-588-9757.

Stockbridge Summer Music

Jo Dolce, soprano; Robert Van Valkenburg, tenor, and Thomas Stallone, baritone, with Matthew Cvetik, piano, will perform arias, duets and trios from popular operas, in a program titled "Opera Treasures," at 8; a pre-concert dinner is available at 6, Seven Hills Inn, Plunkett Street, Lenox, 443-1138.

Tanglewood

A performance of solo and chamber piano music will be presented, 12:30, Chamber Music 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

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

Theater

Berkshire Theatre Festival

"The Who's 'Tommy’" directed by Jared Coseglia, 8, Unicorn Theatre, Route 7, 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.

Boston University

The Boston University School of Theatre Arts will present "Amadeus," at 7:30, performance is free and open to the public. The theater/concert hall, Tanglewood campus, West Street, Lenox.

Tuesday, July 29

Dance

Jacob's Pillow

"The Horizon of Things to Come," the third annual community dance project including dancers from across the Berkshires, will be held at 7 in the Doris Duke Theatre, Jacob's Pillow, George Carter Road, Becket, call 528-2475 for tickets.

Kid Stuff

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Drawing Together," for parents and children ages 4 and up, explore aspects of the art on view and make a picture through experimentation with materials and techniques, 10 to 11:30, Route 183, Stockbridge, 298-4100.

Robbins-Zust Family Marionettes

The Robbins-Zust Family Marionettes present "The Emperor's New Clothes," at 11 and 2, the Puppet Theatre is at the Lenox House Shops, Routes 7 and 20, Lenox. For tickets call 698-2591.

Lecture

Berkshire Museum

Phyllis Curtin will hold a conversation with Eagle music critic Andrew Pincus titled "Singing: A Life Study; How this art has led me to unexpected places," as part of the ReDiscovering Music series, 10 to noon, 39 South St., Pittsfield, 443-7171.

Miscellaneous

The Berkshire Museum

Ann Mintz, museum director, will conduct a tour of the Ancient Civilizations Gallery, from 9 to 9:30. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. Advanced reservations required, space is limited, 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

The Berkshire Opera

"The Secret Marriage," music by Domenico Cimarosa, libretto by Giovanni Bertati, performed with piano by members of the Berkshire Opera Company Resident Artist Program, 8, Lee High School Auditorium, Lee. For tickets, call 442-0099.

Clark Art Institute

Bala Brass Quintet will perform in a Summer Band Concert at 6, 225 South St., Williamstown, 458-2303.

Stockbridge Chamber Concerts

Keisuke Wakao, oboe; Jennie Lee, piano, and others, will perform works by W.A. Mozart, Schumann and Young Jo Lee, at 8, a reception will follow the concert, Searles Castle, South Main Street, Great Barrington. For tickets, call 1-888-528-7728.

Stockbridge Summer Music

Ramon de los Reyes and Co. will present an evening of flamenco and Latin dance, in costume with Spanish guitars, at 8; a pre-concert dinner is available at 6, Seven Hills Inn, Plunkett Street, Lenox, 443-1138.

Susan B. Anthony Celebration

A concert will be performed on the common, bring a blanket and chairs, from 7 to 9, Adams Town Common, Adams, 499-4000.

Tanglewood

The TMC Orchestra with Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, conductor, will perform works by Stravinsky and Beethoven, 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 main entrance in Lenox or visit www.bso.org.

Sports

North Adams Steeple Cats

The North Adams Steeple Cats vs. the Lowell Mill City All-Americans, 7, Joe Wolfe Field, Route 8, North Adams, 664-7227.

Theater

Barrington Stage Company

Kenneth Lonergan's "Lobby Hero," a comedy directed by Rob Ruggiero, 7, Main Stage, Consolati Performing Arts Center, Berkshire School Road, Sheffield, 528-8888.

Berkshire Theatre Festival

Lanford Wilson's "Talley’s Folly," a romance directed by Anders Cato, previews at 8, Main Stage, Main Street; "The Who’s 'Tommy’" directed by Jared Coseglia, 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.

Dorset Theatre Festival

Agatha Christie's "Appointment with Death," 8, Dorset Playhouse, Route 30, Dorset, Vt., 802-867-5777.

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," translated by Eric Bentley and Theodore Hoffman from Anton Chekhov, directed by Normi Noël, 2, Spring Lawn Theatre; "Preludes,” a free performance outside Founders' Theatre at 7:15; William Shakespeare’s "King Lear,” directed by Tina Packer, previews at 8, Founders’ Theatre; Eileen Atkins’ “Vita & Virginia,” adapted from correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, directed by Dan McCleary, 8, Spring Lawn Theatre, Kemble Street, Lenox, 637-3353.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood," directed by Darko Tresnjak, 8, Main Stage, Williams College, Williamstown, 597-3400.

Wednesday, July 30

Dance

Jacob's Pillow

"PillowTalk: Merce's Muse," Carolyn Brown, formerly with the Merce Cunningham Company, will speak, at 5, Sommerspace; "Inside/Out: Jo Stromgren Kompani,” the group will present excerpts from this week’s performance, at 6:30, Inside/ Out Stage; The Merce Cunningham Dance Company will perform in "Event,” featuring live music and original sets by Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol, at 8, Ted Shawn Theatre, pre-show talk at 7:30 in Sommerspace, George Carter Road, Becket, 243-0745.

Kid Stuff

Barrington Stage Company

"Once Upon a Mattress," with music by Mary Rodgers, directed by Edie Cowan, a youth theater production, 7, Springside Park, Pittsfield. For more information, call 528-8888.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Summer Sketch Club," a drawing and painting class for children ages 8 and up to explore basic art concepts through line, color, shape and texture; participants should bring a sketchbook or drawing pad, other art supplies will be provided, class will be held outdoors, from 10 to noon, Route 183, Stockbridge, 298-4100.

Miscellaneous

Berkshire Botanical Garden

"Rubber Stamp Art," participants can learn about rubber stamp art including material selection, types of stamps available and a variety of techniques, watch a demonstration and complete several projects including decorating a journal and a glass vase, instructed by Jill Lipsky, 1 to 3, Routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge. Registration is required: 298-3926.

Sheep Hill

The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation will host an open house of Sheep Hill; visitors can tour the former Rosenburg house, recently dedicated as the Mary and Craig Lewis Nature and Rural Heritage Center, and learn more about how the WRLF works to preserve the New England character of Williamstown and surrounding areas, from 1 to 4, 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, 458-2494.

Susan B. Anthony Celebration

Victorian Lawn Party, featuring period music, decorations and costumes, bring a blanket and lawn chairs from 5 to 9, Adams, 499-4000.

Ventfort Hall

A talk, "Before the B.S.O., The Private Years of Tanglewood and Highwood," will be presented by Cornelia Brooke Gilder, at 4. Ventfort Hall is located at 104 Walker St. , Lenox, 637-3206.

Music

Berkshire Highlanders

The band will rehearse from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Banknorth parking lot, Center and West streets, Pittsfield. 447-7050.

Curtisville Consortium

Members of the Boston Symphony and friends will perform works by Stravinsky, Britten and Brahms, at 8, Trinity Church, Walker Street, Lenox, 637-4129.

Great Barrington Bandstand

Hank Nadig's Royal Garden Jazz Band will perform in a free concert of New Orleans and dixieland jazz from 6:30 to 8, Castle Street, behind the Town Hall, Great Barrington. Rain or shine; bring lawn chairs.

Onota Lake

Holy Water Undertoe will perform from 6 to 8 as part of the Live on the Lake Concert Series, Onota Lake, next to the Controy Pavilion, Pittsfield, 499-3333.

Tanglewood

The Emerson String Quartet with Jeffrey Kahane, piano, will perform the works of Smetana, Janacek and Brahms, 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

No World Improvisations will perform a fusion of roots music, 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 Carlin Big Band 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

Neil LaBute's "The Shape of Things," directed by Andrew Volkoff, opens at 7:30, Stage II; Kenneth Lonergan’s "Lobby Hero," a comedy directed by Rob Ruggiero, 2 and 8, Main Stage, Consolati Performing Arts Center, Berkshire School Road, Sheffield, 528-8888.

Berkshire Theatre Festival

Lanford Wilson's "Talley’s Folly," a romance directed by Anders Cato, opens at 8, Main Stage, Main Street; "The Who’s 'Tommy’" directed by Jared Coseglia, 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.

Dorset Theatre Festival

Agatha Christie's "Appointment with Death," 2 and 8, Dorset Playhouse, Route 30, Dorset, Vt., 802-867-5777.

Mac-Haydn Theatre

"Hello Dolly," 2 and 8, Route 203, Chatham, N.Y., 518-392-9292.

The Miniature Theatre of Chester

"The Darlings," a black comedy by Susan Eve Haar, 8, Chester Town Hall, Middlefield Street, Chester, 354-7771.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

Neil Simon's "The Dinner Party," 2 and 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 and the Language the Shaped a World,” by William Shakespeare and the Company's Education Program, a free performance under the tent at the Rose Footprint, at 6; "Preludes,” a free performance outside Founders’ Theatre at 7:15; William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” directed by Daniela Varon, 8, Founders’ Theatre; Eileen Atkins’ “Vita & Virginia,” adapted from correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, directed by Dan McCleary, 8, Spring Lawn Theatre, Kemble Street, Lenox, 637-3353.

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.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood," directed by Darko Tresnjak, 8, Main Stage; "Berkshire Village Idiot," a new solo show, written and performed by Michael Isaac, directed by Barry Edelstein, opens at 8, Nikos Stage, Williams College, Williamstown, 597-3400.




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