Events

Jun
23
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–“The Birds” Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm
Becket, MA–MIAMI CITY BALLET Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm

Described as “bold, light, immediate, intensely musical” (The New York Times), Miami City Ballet makes its first Festival appearance since 1998. Works on the program exhibit the company’s wide range and prowess, including master choreographer George Balanchine’s challenging and technically precise Allegro Brillante set to Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky’s energetic “Third Piano Concerto No. 3”. The program also includes Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s elegant Polyphonia, danced to György Ligeti’s complex and eerily melodious score. Other works to be announced
Hailed by The New York Times as “one of America’s most beloved dance companies,” these stunning ballet dancers open the Pillow’s 85th Anniversary Season, bringing works from iconic choreographers.

 

 

Great Barrington, MA–Troubadour Series Music Performance: Don White @ The Guthrie Center at the Old Trinity Church
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm

To purchase tickets, call (413) 528-1955 — Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

“No artist on the coffeehouse circuit today is better than Don White at combining the heartfelt aesthetics of the singer-songwriter with side-splitting laughs.” Scott Alarik in The Boston Globe

Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Pittsfield, MA–“Ragtime” Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm
Stockbridge, MA–“Million Dollar Quartet” @ The Unicorn Theatre--The Berkshire Theatre Group
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm

Tony Award-winning jukebox musical, and epic night of rock ‘n roll, Million Dollar Quartet brings you into the recording studio with icons, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Based on a true story, set on December 4, 1956, Million Dollar Quartet follows the tale of these four legendary musicians, as they come together for one monumental night of music at Sun Records in Memphis. Directed and musical directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: A Thousand Clowns, Tommy, The Caretaker), this smash-hit musical includes classic tunes such as: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” and more.

at 8 pm–june 16-17-23-24- july 1-7-8

Stockbridge, MA–Children of a Lesser God @ The Fitzpatrick Main Stage--BTG’s Stockbridge Campus
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm

In today’s culture, there are endless methods of communication. Are we truly listening to one another? At the core of the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, written by Tony Award-winner Mark Medoff, is a poignant story about human communication, connection and compromise.

After joining the staff at a school for the deaf, speech therapist with an unorthodox approach to education, James, played by Joshua Jackson, becomes infatuated by Sarah, a vivacious, yet delicate, deaf woman, played by Lauren Ridloff. James tries to help Sarah, a school dropout, navigate her way through the hearing world, however Sarah finds solace in her sphere of silence. Yearning to understand each other, yet set in their ways, a romance unfolds as the two attempt to communicate their heart’s desires not only to one another, but with the world around them.

at 8 PM JUNE 23-24- JULY 1-7-8-14-15-21-22

 

Becket, MA–JONAH BOKAER CHOREOGRAPHY Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 23 @ 8:15 pm
Jun
24
Sat
Sheffield, MA–Housatonic River Guided Canoe Trips @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us every Saturday and Sunday morning for a guided trip on the Housatonic River from June 3 thru Sept 3.

See great blue herons, otters, beavers, diving spiders and so much more. This trips goes down and up stream. Please make sure that you are physically prepared to paddle an hour upstream against a gentle current.

Registration Required.   Cost–members $24; non-members $30

Contact Information
413.298.3239   x 3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

 

East Canaan, CT–Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument Tours @ Beckley Furnace
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Beckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

Beckley Furnace was built in 1847 by John Adam Beckley, great-grandson of Esquire Samuel Forbes and grandson of John Adam, Jr., the founders of the Forbes & Adam Iron Company.  It was acquired by the Barnum & Richardson Company in 1858.

Beckley Furnace (also known as “East Canaan #2” during the Barnum and Richardson years) produced pig iron until the winter of 1918-19.

Constructed of locally quarried marble, the furnace was originally thirty-two feet in height and thirty feet square at the base.  Later, after it was acquired by the Barnum Richardson Company, the height was raised to forty feet making it one of the largest of forty-three blast furnaces in the Salisbury Iron District.

In the winter of 1919, with World War I over, the Beckley Furnace was finally closed.  However, nearby East Canaan #3 (the so-called “Furnace in a Field”) did not go out of blast until 1923.  A fourth blast furnace, East Canaan #4, was still under construction at the time, was never in blast, and no trace remains of it today.

After the closing of the Beckley Furnace, the buildings and stack slowly deteriorated.  During World War II the site was extensively scavenged for scrap metal for the war effort, and even for bricks.

Then, in 1946, Civil Engineer Charles Rufus Harte recognized the historic importance of Beckley Furnace, and developed a plan for state purchase and preservation of Beckley.  In the process the Beckley Furnace was designated as Connecticut’s sole official state Industrial Monument and in 1978 Beckley was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

During the fifty years following the State’s purchase of the historic Beckley property, little had been done to maintain the furnace.  With no roof, rain and snow seeped into the furnace.  Continuous freezing and thawing during this period gradually resulted in the formation of structural bulges on all four sides of the stack.

Then, in 1996, with enthusiastic support from local legislators, a group of area citizens succeeded in obtaining $250,000 from the State Bonding Commission.  As a result an archaeological assessment was prepared and the Beckley Furnace was preserved.  Today, that group of area citizens group has evolved into the Friends of Beckley Furnace.

North Canaan, CT–Beckley Iron Furnace Tours @ Beckley Iron Furnace
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The grounds are open year round during daylight hours, and we have knowledgeable guides on site offering  tours on Saturdays, Memorial Day thru Columbus Day,  from 10 AM – 2 PM

Blackberry River Walk & Beckley FurnaceBeckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

 

Sheffield, MA–Canoe Rentals on the Housatonic River @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Cost–Members $12; Non-members $20

Contact Information —413.298.3239×3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Want to explore the Housatonic River on your own? Come to the Cobble between 12 and 4 pm on Saturday or Sunday and rent a boat!  June 3 thru Sept 3
Cost included paddles and life vests.

Sharon, CT–Minor Character–Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time @ TriArts Sharon Playhouse
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm

June 9- 29  Performances
An adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. An irreverent mashup of six English-language translations of Uncle Vanya – from the dusty 1916 edition to Google Translate’s whack results – is a kaleidoscopic amplification of Chekhov’s tragic comedy. Each character is interpreted by multiple actors and through multiple translations, in an athletic attempt to say one true thing.

Friday, June 9 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 10 8:00pm
Friday, June 16 8:00 PM
Saturday June 17 8:00PM
Friday June 23 8:00PM
Saturday June 24 8:00PM

Saturday, June 10 2:00 pm
Sunday, June 11 2:00 pm
Thursday, June 15 2:00 PM
Saturday, June 17 2:00 PM
Sunday, June 18 2:00 PM
Thursday, June 22 2:00PM
Saturday June 24 2:00PM
Sunday June 25 2:00PM

Thursday, June 15 7:00 PM
Thursday June 22 7:00PM

 

Stockbridge, MA–“Million Dollar Quartet” @ The Unicorn Theatre--The Berkshire Theatre Group
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm

Tony Award-winning jukebox musical, and epic night of rock ‘n roll, Million Dollar Quartet brings you into the recording studio with icons, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Based on a true story, set on December 4, 1956, Million Dollar Quartet follows the tale of these four legendary musicians, as they come together for one monumental night of music at Sun Records in Memphis. Directed and musical directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: A Thousand Clowns, Tommy, The Caretaker), this smash-hit musical includes classic tunes such as: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” and more.
Performance Dates @ 2 pm–june 17-21-24-28- july 1-2-4-5-8-12

 

Becket, MA–JONAH BOKAER CHOREOGRAPHY Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 24 @ 2:15 pm
Pittsfield, MA–“The Birds” Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm
Gt. Barrington, MA–Aston Magna Festival Performance @ St. James Place
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm

LATE, GREAT MOZART

including the clarinet quintet, featuring Eric Hoeprich
K.563, K.581
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Falls Village, CT–New Black Eagle Jazz Band @ Music Mountain
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm

The very best in New Orleans style Jazz, Gospel & Blues. A world touring band. Together since 1971. Touring all parts of the United States.

 

Pittsfield, MA–“The Birds” Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm
Becket, MA–MIAMI CITY BALLET Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm

Described as “bold, light, immediate, intensely musical” (The New York Times), Miami City Ballet makes its first Festival appearance since 1998. Works on the program exhibit the company’s wide range and prowess, including master choreographer George Balanchine’s challenging and technically precise Allegro Brillante set to Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky’s energetic “Third Piano Concerto No. 3”. The program also includes Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s elegant Polyphonia, danced to György Ligeti’s complex and eerily melodious score. Other works to be announced
Hailed by The New York Times as “one of America’s most beloved dance companies,” these stunning ballet dancers open the Pillow’s 85th Anniversary Season, bringing works from iconic choreographers.

 

 

Great Barrington, MA–Troubadour Series Music Performance: Cliff Eberhardt @ The Guthrie Center at the Old Trinity Church
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm

To purchase tickets, call (413) 528-1955 — Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Eberhardt is better than ever, Steve McQueening his way into your heart at about ninety-eight miles an hour, kicking ass with fresh insight and new ways to lament old yearnings.” Philly Rock Guide

Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Boston Early Music Festival presents Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona & Livietta e Tracollo @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm

PRE-CONCERT TALK at 7 pm by members of the BEMF directorial team

IMPORTANT TICKET INFORMATION:
Not finding the seats you are looking for?   Tickets for this event are also available for purchase directly through Boston Early Music Festival.  Visit BEMF.org or call (617) 661-1812

Humor and love abound as the BEMF Chamber Opera Series presents a double bill of Neapolitan comic opera—Pergolesi`s La serva padrona and Livietta e Tracollo.

These delightfully witty masterpieces come to life in an intimate chamber production led by GRAMMY-winning Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs and acclaimed Stage Director Gilbert Blin. Originally written as interludes during productions with a more sober tone, Pergolesi’s comedies enchanted audiences with their side-splitting humor and engaging romance. La serva padrona tells the tale of a cunning maid who conspires to win the heart of her testy employer, while in Livietta e Tracollo, a duplicitous con artist meets his match in a peasant woman plotting his comeuppance to avenge her brother.

This lively staging is an encore of BEMF’s 2014 production that The Boston Globe hailed for its “zest and earthy opulence.”

Pittsfield, MA–“Ragtime” Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm
Stockbridge, MA–“Million Dollar Quartet” @ The Unicorn Theatre--The Berkshire Theatre Group
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm

Tony Award-winning jukebox musical, and epic night of rock ‘n roll, Million Dollar Quartet brings you into the recording studio with icons, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Based on a true story, set on December 4, 1956, Million Dollar Quartet follows the tale of these four legendary musicians, as they come together for one monumental night of music at Sun Records in Memphis. Directed and musical directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: A Thousand Clowns, Tommy, The Caretaker), this smash-hit musical includes classic tunes such as: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” and more.

at 8 pm–june 16-17-23-24- july 1-7-8

Stockbridge, MA–Children of a Lesser God @ The Fitzpatrick Main Stage--BTG’s Stockbridge Campus
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm

In today’s culture, there are endless methods of communication. Are we truly listening to one another? At the core of the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, written by Tony Award-winner Mark Medoff, is a poignant story about human communication, connection and compromise.

After joining the staff at a school for the deaf, speech therapist with an unorthodox approach to education, James, played by Joshua Jackson, becomes infatuated by Sarah, a vivacious, yet delicate, deaf woman, played by Lauren Ridloff. James tries to help Sarah, a school dropout, navigate her way through the hearing world, however Sarah finds solace in her sphere of silence. Yearning to understand each other, yet set in their ways, a romance unfolds as the two attempt to communicate their heart’s desires not only to one another, but with the world around them.

at 8 PM JUNE 23-24- JULY 1-7-8-14-15-21-22

 

Becket, MA–JONAH BOKAER CHOREOGRAPHY Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 24 @ 8:15 pm
Jun
25
Sun
Sheffield, MA–Housatonic River Guided Canoe Trips @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us every Saturday and Sunday morning for a guided trip on the Housatonic River from June 3 thru Sept 3.

See great blue herons, otters, beavers, diving spiders and so much more. This trips goes down and up stream. Please make sure that you are physically prepared to paddle an hour upstream against a gentle current.

Registration Required.   Cost–members $24; non-members $30

Contact Information
413.298.3239   x 3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

 

Sheffield, MA–Canoe Rentals on the Housatonic River @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Cost–Members $12; Non-members $20

Contact Information —413.298.3239×3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Want to explore the Housatonic River on your own? Come to the Cobble between 12 and 4 pm on Saturday or Sunday and rent a boat!  June 3 thru Sept 3
Cost included paddles and life vests.

Washington, CT–Artifact Identification Day @ The Institute for American Indian Studies
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Various paleo points on a black background. Join the conversation as Director of Research & Collections, Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D. identifies and provides interesting commentary about your local stone objects and Native American cultural items. While we can’t appraise or speculate about the value of an object, we can certainly talk about the who, what, when, where, and how of your mystery items! Please limit 12 artifacts per person.

Included in price of admission: $10 Adults; $8 Seniors; $6 Children; IAIS Members free.

Phone: 860-868-0518
Website: www.iaismuseum.org
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Becket, MA–MIAMI CITY BALLET Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm

Described as “bold, light, immediate, intensely musical” (The New York Times), Miami City Ballet makes its first Festival appearance since 1998. Works on the program exhibit the company’s wide range and prowess, including master choreographer George Balanchine’s challenging and technically precise Allegro Brillante set to Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky’s energetic “Third Piano Concerto No. 3”. The program also includes Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s elegant Polyphonia, danced to György Ligeti’s complex and eerily melodious score. Other works to be announced
Hailed by The New York Times as “one of America’s most beloved dance companies,” these stunning ballet dancers open the Pillow’s 85th Anniversary Season, bringing works from iconic choreographers.

 

 

Sharon, CT–Minor Character–Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time @ TriArts Sharon Playhouse
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm

June 9- 29  Performances
An adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. An irreverent mashup of six English-language translations of Uncle Vanya – from the dusty 1916 edition to Google Translate’s whack results – is a kaleidoscopic amplification of Chekhov’s tragic comedy. Each character is interpreted by multiple actors and through multiple translations, in an athletic attempt to say one true thing.

Friday, June 9 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 10 8:00pm
Friday, June 16 8:00 PM
Saturday June 17 8:00PM
Friday June 23 8:00PM
Saturday June 24 8:00PM

Saturday, June 10 2:00 pm
Sunday, June 11 2:00 pm
Thursday, June 15 2:00 PM
Saturday, June 17 2:00 PM
Sunday, June 18 2:00 PM
Thursday, June 22 2:00PM
Saturday June 24 2:00PM
Sunday June 25 2:00PM

Thursday, June 15 7:00 PM
Thursday June 22 7:00PM

 

Becket, MA–JONAH BOKAER CHOREOGRAPHY Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 25 @ 2:15 pm
Falls Village, CT–Cassatt String Quartet @ Music Mountain
Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm

Mihae Lee, Piano
Mendelssohn: 4 Pieces for String Quartet, Opus 81 ‘Capriccio’ (1843-47) (7)
Beethoven: String Quartet in A Minor, Opus 132 (1825) (22)
Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Opus 57 (1940) (26)

Gt. Barrington, MA–Boston Early Music Festival presents Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona & Livietta e Tracollo @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm

PRE-CONCERT TALK at 7 pm by members of the BEMF directorial team

IMPORTANT TICKET INFORMATION:
Not finding the seats you are looking for?   Tickets for this event are also available for purchase directly through Boston Early Music Festival.  Visit BEMF.org or call (617) 661-1812

Humor and love abound as the BEMF Chamber Opera Series presents a double bill of Neapolitan comic opera—Pergolesi`s La serva padrona and Livietta e Tracollo.

These delightfully witty masterpieces come to life in an intimate chamber production led by GRAMMY-winning Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs and acclaimed Stage Director Gilbert Blin. Originally written as interludes during productions with a more sober tone, Pergolesi’s comedies enchanted audiences with their side-splitting humor and engaging romance. La serva padrona tells the tale of a cunning maid who conspires to win the heart of her testy employer, while in Livietta e Tracollo, a duplicitous con artist meets his match in a peasant woman plotting his comeuppance to avenge her brother.

This lively staging is an encore of BEMF’s 2014 production that The Boston Globe hailed for its “zest and earthy opulence.”

Pittsfield, MA–“The Birds” Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm
Jun
26
Mon
Stockbridge, MA–“Million Dollar Quartet” @ The Unicorn Theatre--The Berkshire Theatre Group
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm

 

Tony Award-winning jukebox musical, and epic night of rock ‘n roll, Million Dollar Quartet brings you into the recording studio with icons, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Based on a true story, set on December 4, 1956, Million Dollar Quartet follows the tale of these four legendary musicians, as they come together for one monumental night of music at Sun Records in Memphis. Directed and musical directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: A Thousand Clowns, Tommy, The Caretaker), this smash-hit musical includes classic tunes such as: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” and more.
Performance Dates

7 pm–June 14 -15-19-20-21-22-26-27-28-29-and July 3-4-5-6-10-11

Stockbridge, MA–Children of a Lesser God @ The Fitzpatrick Main Stage--BTG’s Stockbridge Campus
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm

In today’s culture, there are endless methods of communication. Are we truly listening to one another? At the core of the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, written by Tony Award-winner Mark Medoff, is a poignant story about human communication, connection and compromise.

After joining the staff at a school for the deaf, speech therapist with an unorthodox approach to education, James, played by Joshua Jackson, becomes infatuated by Sarah, a vivacious, yet delicate, deaf woman, played by Lauren Ridloff. James tries to help Sarah, a school dropout, navigate her way through the hearing world, however Sarah finds solace in her sphere of silence. Yearning to understand each other, yet set in their ways, a romance unfolds as the two attempt to communicate their heart’s desires not only to one another, but with the world around them.

at 7 PM–JUNE 22-26-27-28-29- JULY 3-5-6-10-11-12-13-17-18-19-20-

Jun
27
Tue
Lenox, MA–SUMMER TEA & TALKS SERIES @ Ventfort Hall Association
Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm

Reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited. Cost is $26.00 with an advance registration and $32.00 the day of. Member cost is $26.00. Call us at (413) 637-3206 for reservations.

Jim Shulman, who with his wife Jackie initiated, directed and backed the Berkshire Carousel, opening in 2016. He will give us a ride with “The Golden Age of Carousels, 1880-1930,” when over 3,000 wooden carousels were made in the U.S. He will explain how the figures are made and how carousels operate. They reflect the artistic styles of master immigrant craftsmen.

Stockbridge, MA–“Million Dollar Quartet” @ The Unicorn Theatre--The Berkshire Theatre Group
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm

 

Tony Award-winning jukebox musical, and epic night of rock ‘n roll, Million Dollar Quartet brings you into the recording studio with icons, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Based on a true story, set on December 4, 1956, Million Dollar Quartet follows the tale of these four legendary musicians, as they come together for one monumental night of music at Sun Records in Memphis. Directed and musical directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: A Thousand Clowns, Tommy, The Caretaker), this smash-hit musical includes classic tunes such as: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” and more.
Performance Dates

7 pm–June 14 -15-19-20-21-22-26-27-28-29-and July 3-4-5-6-10-11

Stockbridge, MA–Children of a Lesser God @ The Fitzpatrick Main Stage--BTG’s Stockbridge Campus
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm

In today’s culture, there are endless methods of communication. Are we truly listening to one another? At the core of the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, written by Tony Award-winner Mark Medoff, is a poignant story about human communication, connection and compromise.

After joining the staff at a school for the deaf, speech therapist with an unorthodox approach to education, James, played by Joshua Jackson, becomes infatuated by Sarah, a vivacious, yet delicate, deaf woman, played by Lauren Ridloff. James tries to help Sarah, a school dropout, navigate her way through the hearing world, however Sarah finds solace in her sphere of silence. Yearning to understand each other, yet set in their ways, a romance unfolds as the two attempt to communicate their heart’s desires not only to one another, but with the world around them.

at 7 PM–JUNE 22-26-27-28-29- JULY 3-5-6-10-11-12-13-17-18-19-20-

Pittsfield, MA–“The Birds” Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm
Jun
28
Wed
Gt. Barrington, MA–Housatonic Flats Evening Hike @ Housatonic Flats
Jun 28 @ 5:30 am – 6:30 am

Difficulty: Easy

Description: Enjoy a riverside walk after work. This flat, 1 mile loop trail has beautiful views of the Housatonic River.

Directions: From Great Barrington, take Rt. 7 North. Look for the parking area on the left after passing Barrington Brewery.

Email mleavitt@bnrc.org with any questions!

Stockbridge, MA–“Million Dollar Quartet” @ The Unicorn Theatre--The Berkshire Theatre Group
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm

Tony Award-winning jukebox musical, and epic night of rock ‘n roll, Million Dollar Quartet brings you into the recording studio with icons, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Based on a true story, set on December 4, 1956, Million Dollar Quartet follows the tale of these four legendary musicians, as they come together for one monumental night of music at Sun Records in Memphis. Directed and musical directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: A Thousand Clowns, Tommy, The Caretaker), this smash-hit musical includes classic tunes such as: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” and more.
Performance Dates @ 2 pm–june 17-21-24-28- july 1-2-4-5-8-12

 

Lanesborough, MA–“Quintessential”, music performance @ Bascom Lodge-Atop Mount Greylock
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This all-male Berkshire a cappella group sings a wide variety of musical styles, including gospel, reggae, classical, American standards, classic rock and funk, as well as original liturgical and popular music.

THIS IS A “FREE” PUBLIC PROGRAMMING EVENT OFFERED FROM 6 – 7 PM… OFFERED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UPPER HOUSATONIC VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA.
THIS FREE EVENT IS FOLLOWED AT 7 PM, BY AN OPTIONAL PRIX FIXE DINNER MENU that CHANGES NIGHTLY. (ONE SEATING ONLY). RESERVATIONS REQUESTED.
THE KITCHEN AT BASCOM LODGE IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING FRESH, HAND-MADE FOOD, CRAFTED FROM INGREDIENTS PURCHASED FROM LOCAL, FAMILY OWNED FARMS.

CALL: 413-743-1591, EMAIL US AT: MAIL@BASCOMLODGE.NET, OR CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR EACH EVENING’S MENU

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, BASCOM LODGE AT THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE; AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES.
BASCOM LODGE, LOCATED IN THE HEART OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY, IS A RUSTIC ARTS AND CRAFTS MOUNTAIN LODGE BUILT IN THE 1930’S BY VOLUNTEERS FROM THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS. CONSTRUCTED OF LOCAL STONE AND OLD GROWTH RED SPRUCE TIMBERS, THE LODGE WAS DESIGNED IN AN ARCHITECTURAL STYLE THAT WOULD LATER BECOME THE BLUEPRINT FOR AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS. NESTLED ON THE SUMMIT OF MT. GREYLOCK, THE STATE’S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN, THE LODGE IS THE CENTERPIECE OF A 12,500 ACRE WILDERNESS PARK.
FROM RT 7, DRIVE TO LANESBOROUGH AND WATCH FOR THE MOUNT GREYLOCK RESERVATION AND VISITOR CENTER SIGNS (2 MILES NORTH OF LANESBORO TOWN LINE). TURN ONTO NORTH MAIN STREET / ROCKWELL ROAD AND FOLLOW MOUNT GREYLOCK SIGNS AND BASCOM LODGE SIGNS 9 MILES
TO THE SUMMIT.

 

Stockbridge, MA–“Million Dollar Quartet” @ The Unicorn Theatre--The Berkshire Theatre Group
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm

 

Tony Award-winning jukebox musical, and epic night of rock ‘n roll, Million Dollar Quartet brings you into the recording studio with icons, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Based on a true story, set on December 4, 1956, Million Dollar Quartet follows the tale of these four legendary musicians, as they come together for one monumental night of music at Sun Records in Memphis. Directed and musical directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: A Thousand Clowns, Tommy, The Caretaker), this smash-hit musical includes classic tunes such as: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” and more.
Performance Dates

7 pm–June 14 -15-19-20-21-22-26-27-28-29-and July 3-4-5-6-10-11

Stockbridge, MA–Children of a Lesser God @ The Fitzpatrick Main Stage--BTG’s Stockbridge Campus
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm

In today’s culture, there are endless methods of communication. Are we truly listening to one another? At the core of the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, written by Tony Award-winner Mark Medoff, is a poignant story about human communication, connection and compromise.

After joining the staff at a school for the deaf, speech therapist with an unorthodox approach to education, James, played by Joshua Jackson, becomes infatuated by Sarah, a vivacious, yet delicate, deaf woman, played by Lauren Ridloff. James tries to help Sarah, a school dropout, navigate her way through the hearing world, however Sarah finds solace in her sphere of silence. Yearning to understand each other, yet set in their ways, a romance unfolds as the two attempt to communicate their heart’s desires not only to one another, but with the world around them.

at 7 PM–JUNE 22-26-27-28-29- JULY 3-5-6-10-11-12-13-17-18-19-20-

Pittsfield, MA–“The Birds” Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm
Becket, MA–Tireless: A Tap Dance Experience Curated by Michell Dorrance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm

This exclusive, Pillow-only engagement brings together astonishing tap artists from our backyard and beyond in a program introduced by the “tireless ambassador of tap” Michelle Dorrance (The New York Times). | LIVE MUSIC

July 1, 2 – 2 pm

 

 

Lenox, MA–Mark Morris Dance Group @ Tanglewood
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm

Mark Morris Dance Group
The New Fromm Players

Tanglewood Music Center Fellows
Mark Morris, choreographer 

Lou 100: In Honor of the Divine Mr. Harrison

Pacific
HARRISON Trio for violin, cello, and piano,
3rd and 4th movements
Serenade
HARRISON Serenade for guitar and percussion
Numerator (world premiere)
HARRISON Varied Trio for violin, piano, and
percussion
Grand Duo 
HARRISON Grand Duo for violin and piano

Becket, MA–NW DANCE PROJECT Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 28 @ 8:15 pm

Known for their “cutting edge contemporary work” (The Portland Tribune), this Portland, Oregon-based dance company brings classically-trained, versatile dancers and an all-original repertory.

 

Jun
29
Thu
Pittsfield, MA–“The Birds” Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 29 @ 3:00 pm
Stockbridge, MA–“Million Dollar Quartet” @ The Unicorn Theatre--The Berkshire Theatre Group
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm

 

Tony Award-winning jukebox musical, and epic night of rock ‘n roll, Million Dollar Quartet brings you into the recording studio with icons, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Based on a true story, set on December 4, 1956, Million Dollar Quartet follows the tale of these four legendary musicians, as they come together for one monumental night of music at Sun Records in Memphis. Directed and musical directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: A Thousand Clowns, Tommy, The Caretaker), this smash-hit musical includes classic tunes such as: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” and more.
Performance Dates

7 pm–June 14 -15-19-20-21-22-26-27-28-29-and July 3-4-5-6-10-11

Stockbridge, MA–Children of a Lesser God @ The Fitzpatrick Main Stage--BTG’s Stockbridge Campus
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm

In today’s culture, there are endless methods of communication. Are we truly listening to one another? At the core of the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, written by Tony Award-winner Mark Medoff, is a poignant story about human communication, connection and compromise.

After joining the staff at a school for the deaf, speech therapist with an unorthodox approach to education, James, played by Joshua Jackson, becomes infatuated by Sarah, a vivacious, yet delicate, deaf woman, played by Lauren Ridloff. James tries to help Sarah, a school dropout, navigate her way through the hearing world, however Sarah finds solace in her sphere of silence. Yearning to understand each other, yet set in their ways, a romance unfolds as the two attempt to communicate their heart’s desires not only to one another, but with the world around them.

at 7 PM–JUNE 22-26-27-28-29- JULY 3-5-6-10-11-12-13-17-18-19-20-

Pittsfield, MA–“The Birds” Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm
Becket, MA–Tireless: A Tap Dance Experience Curated by Michell Dorrance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm

This exclusive, Pillow-only engagement brings together astonishing tap artists from our backyard and beyond in a program introduced by the “tireless ambassador of tap” Michelle Dorrance (The New York Times). | LIVE MUSIC

July 1, 2 – 2 pm

 

 

Lenox, MA–Mark Morris Dance Group @ Tanglewood
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm

Mark Morris Dance Group
The New Fromm Players

Tanglewood Music Center Fellows
Mark Morris, choreographer 

Lou 100: In Honor of the Divine Mr. Harrison

Pacific
HARRISON Trio for violin, cello, and piano,
3rd and 4th movements
Serenade
HARRISON Serenade for guitar and percussion
Numerator (world premiere)
HARRISON Varied Trio for violin, piano, and
percussion
Grand Duo 
HARRISON Grand Duo for violin and piano

Pittsfield, MA–“Ragtime” Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm
Becket, MA–NW DANCE PROJECT Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 29 @ 8:15 pm

Known for their “cutting edge contemporary work” (The Portland Tribune), this Portland, Oregon-based dance company brings classically-trained, versatile dancers and an all-original repertory.

 

Jun
30
Fri
Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artists Showcase @ Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm

Music in Norfolk has a long and vibrant history, dating back Catch a rising star as the Festival presents its Emerging Artists Showcase — performances by summer Fellows of the Yale School of Music attending Norfolk’s New Music Workshop and Chamber Music Session. These casual concerts are in the Music Shed and are free of charge.

Throughout the years Norfolk audiences have heard hundreds of emerging artists who have gone on to successful professional careers. Norfolk alumni perform with the most illustrious musical organizations in the world: the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Saint Lawrence, Calder, Muir, Miró, Ying, Brentano, Shanghai, Maia and Jasper String Quartets; the Claremont and Eroica Trios; and new music ensembles such as eighth blackbird and SŌ PERCUSSION. Syoko Aki, Claude Frank, Pamela Frank, Frederica von Stade and Richard Stoltzman are all former students of Norfolk.

Under the direction of composer Martin Bresnick, Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble led by conductor Julian Pellicano.to the 1890s when Ellen Battell and her husband Carl Stoeckel, son of the Yale School of Music’s first professor, founded the Litchfield County Choral Union.  Upon her death in 1939, Ellen Battell Stoeckel left her estate in a private trust with instructions that the facilities be used for Yale University’s summer music school, ensuring an enduring artistic legacy. The Yale Summer School of Music – Norfolk Chamber Music Festival has a dual teaching/performance purpose. Audiences from around the country come to northwest Connecticut to hear world-class artists.

Over the years, while Norfolk has become a symbol of quality in chamber music performance and professional study, thousands have enjoyed the picturesque environment of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate and the excellence of one of America’s most distinguished musical traditions.

Pittsfield, MA–“The Birds” Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm
Becket, MA–Tireless: A Tap Dance Experience Curated by Michell Dorrance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm

This exclusive, Pillow-only engagement brings together astonishing tap artists from our backyard and beyond in a program introduced by the “tireless ambassador of tap” Michelle Dorrance (The New York Times). | LIVE MUSIC

July 1, 2 – 2 pm

 

 

Great Barrington, MA–Troubadour Series Music Performance:Tom Paxton & The Don Juans @ The Guthrie Center at the Old Trinity Church
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm

To purchase tickets, call (413) 528-1955 — Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Members: $50.00 / Non-members: $60.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Pittsfield, MA–“Ragtime” Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm
Becket, MA–NW DANCE PROJECT Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 30 @ 8:15 pm

Known for their “cutting edge contemporary work” (The Portland Tribune), this Portland, Oregon-based dance company brings classically-trained, versatile dancers and an all-original repertory.

 

Jul
1
Sat
Sheffield, MA–Housatonic River Guided Canoe Trips @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us every Saturday and Sunday morning for a guided trip on the Housatonic River from June 3 thru Sept 3.

See great blue herons, otters, beavers, diving spiders and so much more. This trips goes down and up stream. Please make sure that you are physically prepared to paddle an hour upstream against a gentle current.

Registration Required.   Cost–members $24; non-members $30

Contact Information
413.298.3239   x 3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

 

East Canaan, CT–Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument Tours @ Beckley Furnace
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Beckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

Beckley Furnace was built in 1847 by John Adam Beckley, great-grandson of Esquire Samuel Forbes and grandson of John Adam, Jr., the founders of the Forbes & Adam Iron Company.  It was acquired by the Barnum & Richardson Company in 1858.

Beckley Furnace (also known as “East Canaan #2” during the Barnum and Richardson years) produced pig iron until the winter of 1918-19.

Constructed of locally quarried marble, the furnace was originally thirty-two feet in height and thirty feet square at the base.  Later, after it was acquired by the Barnum Richardson Company, the height was raised to forty feet making it one of the largest of forty-three blast furnaces in the Salisbury Iron District.

In the winter of 1919, with World War I over, the Beckley Furnace was finally closed.  However, nearby East Canaan #3 (the so-called “Furnace in a Field”) did not go out of blast until 1923.  A fourth blast furnace, East Canaan #4, was still under construction at the time, was never in blast, and no trace remains of it today.

After the closing of the Beckley Furnace, the buildings and stack slowly deteriorated.  During World War II the site was extensively scavenged for scrap metal for the war effort, and even for bricks.

Then, in 1946, Civil Engineer Charles Rufus Harte recognized the historic importance of Beckley Furnace, and developed a plan for state purchase and preservation of Beckley.  In the process the Beckley Furnace was designated as Connecticut’s sole official state Industrial Monument and in 1978 Beckley was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

During the fifty years following the State’s purchase of the historic Beckley property, little had been done to maintain the furnace.  With no roof, rain and snow seeped into the furnace.  Continuous freezing and thawing during this period gradually resulted in the formation of structural bulges on all four sides of the stack.

Then, in 1996, with enthusiastic support from local legislators, a group of area citizens succeeded in obtaining $250,000 from the State Bonding Commission.  As a result an archaeological assessment was prepared and the Beckley Furnace was preserved.  Today, that group of area citizens group has evolved into the Friends of Beckley Furnace.

History Talk: Massachusetts–New York Border “Wars” in the 1700s–Sponsored by the Bidwell House Museum @ Tyringham Union Church
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am

Gary Leveille, Berkshires historian and author, on the fifty years of boundary battles among the early Dutch and English settlers on both sides of the elusive border.

Held at Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham.

Members: $10. Non-members: $15

413-528-6888
email: bidwellhouse@gmail.com
www.bidwellhousemuseum.org

A Colonial History Museum
National Register of Historic Places
An authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1750s

North Canaan, CT–Beckley Iron Furnace Tours @ Beckley Iron Furnace
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The grounds are open year round during daylight hours, and we have knowledgeable guides on site offering  tours on Saturdays, Memorial Day thru Columbus Day,  from 10 AM – 2 PM

Blackberry River Walk & Beckley FurnaceBeckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

 

Sheffield, MA–Canoe Rentals on the Housatonic River @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Cost–Members $12; Non-members $20

Contact Information —413.298.3239×3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Want to explore the Housatonic River on your own? Come to the Cobble between 12 and 4 pm on Saturday or Sunday and rent a boat!  June 3 thru Sept 3
Cost included paddles and life vests.

Becket, MA–Tireless: A Tap Dance Experience Curated by Michell Dorrance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm

This exclusive, Pillow-only engagement brings together astonishing tap artists from our backyard and beyond in a program introduced by the “tireless ambassador of tap” Michelle Dorrance (The New York Times). | LIVE MUSIC

 

 

 

Stockbridge, MA–“Million Dollar Quartet” @ The Unicorn Theatre--The Berkshire Theatre Group
Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm

Tony Award-winning jukebox musical, and epic night of rock ‘n roll, Million Dollar Quartet brings you into the recording studio with icons, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Based on a true story, set on December 4, 1956, Million Dollar Quartet follows the tale of these four legendary musicians, as they come together for one monumental night of music at Sun Records in Memphis. Directed and musical directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: A Thousand Clowns, Tommy, The Caretaker), this smash-hit musical includes classic tunes such as: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” and more.
Performance Dates @ 2 pm–june 17-21-24-28- july 1-2-4-5-8-12

 

Stockbridge, MA–Children of a Lesser God @ The Fitzpatrick Main Stage--BTG’s Stockbridge Campus
Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm

In today’s culture, there are endless methods of communication. Are we truly listening to one another? At the core of the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, written by Tony Award-winner Mark Medoff, is a poignant story about human communication, connection and compromise.

After joining the staff at a school for the deaf, speech therapist with an unorthodox approach to education, James, played by Joshua Jackson, becomes infatuated by Sarah, a vivacious, yet delicate, deaf woman, played by Lauren Ridloff. James tries to help Sarah, a school dropout, navigate her way through the hearing world, however Sarah finds solace in her sphere of silence. Yearning to understand each other, yet set in their ways, a romance unfolds as the two attempt to communicate their heart’s desires not only to one another, but with the world around them.

at 2 PM- JULY 1-2-4-5-8-12-15-19-22

 

Becket, MA–NW DANCE PROJECT Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 1 @ 2:15 pm

Known for their “cutting edge contemporary work” (The Portland Tribune), this Portland, Oregon-based dance company brings classically-trained, versatile dancers and an all-original repertory.

 

Lenox, MA–TMC String Quartet Marathon @ 10 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. @ Tanglewood
Jul 1 @ 2:30 pm
Pittsfield, MA–“The Birds” Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jul 1 @ 3:00 pm
Gt. Barrington, MA–Aston Magna Festival Performance @ Saint James Place
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm

ARIAS AND SINFONIAS FROM BIBLICAL ORATORIOS

Dominique Labelle, soprano, with Aston Magna string ensemble
Caldara, Handel, Purcell, Clerambault

 

Falls Village, CT–Swingtime Big Band @ Music Mountain
Jul 1 @ 6:30 pm

For their 10th Annual Music Mountain concert, Swingtime spotlights Broadway as the wellspring of the Great American Songbook, and also celebrates the 100th Birthdays of legendary artists Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Dizzy Gillespie and Buddy Rich!
*Pre-Concert Dinner

Lenox, MA–John Mellencamp with Emmylou Harris and Carlene Carter @ Tanglewood
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm
Pittsfield, MA–“The Birds” Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm
Becket, MA–Tireless: A Tap Dance Experience Curated by Michell Dorrance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm

This exclusive, Pillow-only engagement brings together astonishing tap artists from our backyard and beyond in a program introduced by the “tireless ambassador of tap” Michelle Dorrance (The New York Times). | LIVE MUSIC

July 1, 2 – 2 pm

 

 

Great Barrington, MA–Troubadour Series Music Performance: Tom Paxton & The Don Juans @ The Guthrie Center at the Old Trinity Church
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm

To purchase tickets, call (413) 528-1955 — Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Members: $50.00 / Non-members: $60.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Pittsfield, MA–“Ragtime” Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm
Stockbridge, MA–“Million Dollar Quartet” @ The Unicorn Theatre--The Berkshire Theatre Group
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm

Tony Award-winning jukebox musical, and epic night of rock ‘n roll, Million Dollar Quartet brings you into the recording studio with icons, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Based on a true story, set on December 4, 1956, Million Dollar Quartet follows the tale of these four legendary musicians, as they come together for one monumental night of music at Sun Records in Memphis. Directed and musical directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: A Thousand Clowns, Tommy, The Caretaker), this smash-hit musical includes classic tunes such as: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” and more.

at 8 pm–june 16-17-23-24- july 1-7-8

Stockbridge, MA–Children of a Lesser God @ The Fitzpatrick Main Stage--BTG’s Stockbridge Campus
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm

In today’s culture, there are endless methods of communication. Are we truly listening to one another? At the core of the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, written by Tony Award-winner Mark Medoff, is a poignant story about human communication, connection and compromise.

After joining the staff at a school for the deaf, speech therapist with an unorthodox approach to education, James, played by Joshua Jackson, becomes infatuated by Sarah, a vivacious, yet delicate, deaf woman, played by Lauren Ridloff. James tries to help Sarah, a school dropout, navigate her way through the hearing world, however Sarah finds solace in her sphere of silence. Yearning to understand each other, yet set in their ways, a romance unfolds as the two attempt to communicate their heart’s desires not only to one another, but with the world around them.

at 8 PM JUNE 23-24- JULY 1-7-8-14-15-21-22

 

Becket, MA–NW DANCE PROJECT Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 1 @ 8:15 pm

Known for their “cutting edge contemporary work” (The Portland Tribune), this Portland, Oregon-based dance company brings classically-trained, versatile dancers and an all-original repertory.

 

Jul
2
Sun
Sheffield, MA–Housatonic River Guided Canoe Trips @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us every Saturday and Sunday morning for a guided trip on the Housatonic River from June 3 thru Sept 3.

See great blue herons, otters, beavers, diving spiders and so much more. This trips goes down and up stream. Please make sure that you are physically prepared to paddle an hour upstream against a gentle current.

Registration Required.   Cost–members $24; non-members $30

Contact Information
413.298.3239   x 3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

 

Lenox, MA–Tanglewood Music Center: Brass Extravaganza  @ Tanglewood
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am

 

 

Program to include: Max GRAFE New Work for brass and percussion (world premiere; TMC commission)

Sheffield, MA–Canoe Rentals on the Housatonic River @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Cost–Members $12; Non-members $20

Contact Information —413.298.3239×3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Want to explore the Housatonic River on your own? Come to the Cobble between 12 and 4 pm on Saturday or Sunday and rent a boat!  June 3 thru Sept 3
Cost included paddles and life vests.

Sheffield, MA–Col. Ashley House Tours at 12 pm, 1 pm & 2 pm (The Trustees of Reservations) @ Col. Ashley House Museum
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Ashley House tells the intertwined stories of the Ashleys and the enslaved African Americans who lived here in the 18th century. The Ashley House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and an anchor site on the Upper Housatonic Valley African American Heritage Trail.

Col. John Ashley built the house in 1735, and spent the next decades accumulating wealth and land. By the time of his death in 1802, Ashley owned more than 3,000 acres – including the land that is now The Trustees’ Bartholomew’s Cobble. Ashley supported the American Revolution, heading a committee that wrote the fiery Sheffield Resolves, a petition against British tyranny and manifesto for individual rights, in 1773. His financial success was based in part on the labor of five enslaved African Americans.

Inspired by Revolutionary-era rhetoric and her own desire for freedom, Mum Bett, who was enslaved in the Ashley House, helped end slavery in Massachusetts. In 1781, she sued Col. Ashley for her freedom – and won. Mum Bett was and remains an inspiration to all who learn her story.

Today, the Ashley House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and an anchor site on the Upper Housatonic Valley African American Heritage Trail. It contains fine collections of redware, furniture, and tools. The Ashley House is adjacent to Bartholomew’s Cobble Reservation, which offers five miles of scenic trails.

The Ashley House is part of the Berkshire 18th Century Trail.

Date & Time–
Sunday, July 2, 9 , 16, 23, 30 aug 6,13, 20, 27

Tours given at:  12 Noon, 1 PM, & 2 PM

 

 

Becket, MA–Tireless: A Tap Dance Experience Curated by Michell Dorrance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm

This exclusive, Pillow-only engagement brings together astonishing tap artists from our backyard and beyond in a program introduced by the “tireless ambassador of tap” Michelle Dorrance (The New York Times). | LIVE MUSIC

 

 

 

Stockbridge, MA–“Million Dollar Quartet” @ The Unicorn Theatre--The Berkshire Theatre Group
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm

Tony Award-winning jukebox musical, and epic night of rock ‘n roll, Million Dollar Quartet brings you into the recording studio with icons, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Based on a true story, set on December 4, 1956, Million Dollar Quartet follows the tale of these four legendary musicians, as they come together for one monumental night of music at Sun Records in Memphis. Directed and musical directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: A Thousand Clowns, Tommy, The Caretaker), this smash-hit musical includes classic tunes such as: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” and more.
Performance Dates @ 2 pm–june 17-21-24-28- july 1-2-4-5-8-12

 

Stockbridge, MA–Children of a Lesser God @ The Fitzpatrick Main Stage--BTG’s Stockbridge Campus
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm

In today’s culture, there are endless methods of communication. Are we truly listening to one another? At the core of the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, written by Tony Award-winner Mark Medoff, is a poignant story about human communication, connection and compromise.

After joining the staff at a school for the deaf, speech therapist with an unorthodox approach to education, James, played by Joshua Jackson, becomes infatuated by Sarah, a vivacious, yet delicate, deaf woman, played by Lauren Ridloff. James tries to help Sarah, a school dropout, navigate her way through the hearing world, however Sarah finds solace in her sphere of silence. Yearning to understand each other, yet set in their ways, a romance unfolds as the two attempt to communicate their heart’s desires not only to one another, but with the world around them.

at 2 PM- JULY 1-2-4-5-8-12-15-19-22

 

Becket, MA–NW DANCE PROJECT Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 2 @ 2:15 pm

Known for their “cutting edge contemporary work” (The Portland Tribune), this Portland, Oregon-based dance company brings classically-trained, versatile dancers and an all-original repertory.

 

Lenox, MA–Tanglewood Music Center: String Quartet Marathon  @ Tanglewood--Seiji Ozawa Hall
Jul 2 @ 2:30 pm
 The Tanglewood Music Center (TMC) is the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer academy for advanced musical study.Young professional-level musicians of exceptional ability, while on full fellowships that cover the costs of room, board, and tuition, work closely with members of the BSO and renowned guest artists, performing some 40 concerts each season.
Falls Village, CT–Peter Serkin and Julia Hsu: Piano 4 Hands @ Music Mountain
Jul 2 @ 3:00 pm

All Tickets: $60
Beethoven: The Grosse Fuge, Opus 133 (1825)
Arranged for Piano 4 hands by Beethoven (1826) (1)
Balance of program to be announced

Lanesborough, MA–“Duo Eamon”, folk music @ Bascom Lodge-Atop Mount Greylock
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The music of Ireland, Quebec and New England for fiddle and guitar.

THIS IS A “FREE” PUBLIC PROGRAMMING EVENT OFFERED FROM 6 – 7 PM… OFFERED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UPPER HOUSATONIC VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA.
THIS FREE EVENT IS FOLLOWED AT 7 PM, BY AN OPTIONAL PRIX FIXE DINNER MENU that CHANGES NIGHTLY. (ONE SEATING ONLY). RESERVATIONS REQUESTED.
THE KITCHEN AT BASCOM LODGE IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING FRESH, HAND-MADE FOOD, CRAFTED FROM INGREDIENTS PURCHASED FROM LOCAL, FAMILY OWNED FARMS.

CALL: 413-743-1591, EMAIL US AT: MAIL@BASCOMLODGE.NET, OR CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR EACH EVENING’S MENU

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, BASCOM LODGE AT THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE; AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES.
BASCOM LODGE, LOCATED IN THE HEART OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY, IS A RUSTIC ARTS AND CRAFTS MOUNTAIN LODGE BUILT IN THE 1930’S BY VOLUNTEERS FROM THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS. CONSTRUCTED OF LOCAL STONE AND OLD GROWTH RED SPRUCE TIMBERS, THE LODGE WAS DESIGNED IN AN ARCHITECTURAL STYLE THAT WOULD LATER BECOME THE BLUEPRINT FOR AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS. NESTLED ON THE SUMMIT OF MT. GREYLOCK, THE STATE’S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN, THE LODGE IS THE CENTERPIECE OF A 12,500 ACRE WILDERNESS PARK.
FROM RT 7, DRIVE TO LANESBOROUGH AND WATCH FOR THE MOUNT GREYLOCK RESERVATION AND VISITOR CENTER SIGNS (2 MILES NORTH OF LANESBORO TOWN LINE). TURN ONTO NORTH MAIN STREET / ROCKWELL ROAD AND FOLLOW MOUNT GREYLOCK SIGNS AND BASCOM LODGE SIGNS 9 MILES
TO THE SUMMIT.

 

Lenox, MA–Natalie Merchant @ Tanglewood
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm

 

Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant makes her Tanglewood debut  bringing her distinctive voice and style to the Koussevitzky Music Shed. Ms. Merchant, who began her career with alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs in 1981, has released seven solo albums-most recently Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings (released in November 2015), a collection of all-new recordings revisiting Merchant’s multi-platinum solo debut Tigerlily, originally released in 1995.

Jul
3
Mon
Stockbridge, MA–“Million Dollar Quartet” @ The Unicorn Theatre--The Berkshire Theatre Group
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm

 

Tony Award-winning jukebox musical, and epic night of rock ‘n roll, Million Dollar Quartet brings you into the recording studio with icons, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Based on a true story, set on December 4, 1956, Million Dollar Quartet follows the tale of these four legendary musicians, as they come together for one monumental night of music at Sun Records in Memphis. Directed and musical directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: A Thousand Clowns, Tommy, The Caretaker), this smash-hit musical includes classic tunes such as: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” and more.
Performance Dates

7 pm–June 14 -15-19-20-21-22-26-27-28-29-and July 3-4-5-6-10-11

Stockbridge, MA–Children of a Lesser God @ The Fitzpatrick Main Stage--BTG’s Stockbridge Campus
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm

In today’s culture, there are endless methods of communication. Are we truly listening to one another? At the core of the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, written by Tony Award-winner Mark Medoff, is a poignant story about human communication, connection and compromise.

After joining the staff at a school for the deaf, speech therapist with an unorthodox approach to education, James, played by Joshua Jackson, becomes infatuated by Sarah, a vivacious, yet delicate, deaf woman, played by Lauren Ridloff. James tries to help Sarah, a school dropout, navigate her way through the hearing world, however Sarah finds solace in her sphere of silence. Yearning to understand each other, yet set in their ways, a romance unfolds as the two attempt to communicate their heart’s desires not only to one another, but with the world around them.

at 7 PM–JUNE 22-26-27-28-29- JULY 3-5-6-10-11-12-13-17-18-19-20-

Lenox, MA–Celebrate July 4 with James Taylor at Tanglewood @ Tanglewood
Jul 3 @ 8:00 pm

James Taylor returns to Tanglewood with his All-Star Band for performances on Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 4, 2017 each at 8 p.m. in the Koussevitzky Music Shed. The July 4 concert will be followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the Stockbridge Bowl in celebration of the Independence Day holiday. Taylor’s music embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms.

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Stockbridge, MA–“Million Dollar Quartet” @ The Unicorn Theatre--The Berkshire Theatre Group
Jul 4 @ 2:00 pm

Tony Award-winning jukebox musical, and epic night of rock ‘n roll, Million Dollar Quartet brings you into the recording studio with icons, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Based on a true story, set on December 4, 1956, Million Dollar Quartet follows the tale of these four legendary musicians, as they come together for one monumental night of music at Sun Records in Memphis. Directed and musical directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: A Thousand Clowns, Tommy, The Caretaker), this smash-hit musical includes classic tunes such as: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” and more.
Performance Dates @ 2 pm–june 17-21-24-28- july 1-2-4-5-8-12