Events

Jun
19
Tue
Lenox, MA– Birding at the Mount with Mass Audubon Staff @ The Mount, Edith Warton's Home
Jun 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Instructor: Sanctuary Naturalist
Audience: Adult
Members & Nonmembers: Free
Explore Edith Wharton’s original estate, including woods, wetlands, and meadows. You’ll learn skills for birding by sight and song as we look for numerous bird species, including bobolinks, bald eagles, vireos, and wood warblers.

Lenox, MA–Summer Tea & Talk: Woods & Waters, Hudson River School Landscapes @ Ventfort Hall
Jun 19 @ 4:00 pm

Douglas McCombs, Chief Curator of the Albany Institute of History & Art, will canvass “Woods and Waters, Hudson River School Landscapes” from the museum’s vast collection (the largest in the Upper Hudson Valley), including works by Cole, Church, Martin and Kensett. Many of the celebrated movement’s artists lived or worked in Albany or spent time visiting friends, fellow artists and patrons. Works are shown nationwide and internationally.

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.

Pittsfield, MA–“The Royal Family of Broadway” stage play @ Barrington Stage--Boyd-Quinson Mainstage
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm

Set in the 1920’s and loosely based on the Barrymores – it is a masterful love letter to the Great White Way. A big, splashy new musical from William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, the creators of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

also at 8 pm June 7->9, 14->16, 21->23, 28-> 30 july 5, 6, 7,
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Stockbridge, MA–Church & State stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm

Hailed as “crackling, resonant, humorous” by NPR and written by Emmy Award-nominated Jason Odell Williams (Brain Games), Church & State is a provocative, fast-paced and witty look at the life of a politician, whose belief system gets shaken to the core…three days before his bid for re-election. Directed by Charlotte Cohn (founding producer of the New York Music Theatre Festival and Mainstreet Musicals)

Performance Dates– June 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 at 8 pm

June 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 at 2 pm

 

Jun
20
Wed
Tyringham, MA–Self Tour at The Trustees of Reservations’ Ashintully Gardens @ Ashintully Gardens
Jun 20 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 1 – 5 PM, starting the 1st Wednesday in June through 2nd Saturday in October.

Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander through an intimate environment of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a gurgling stream.

What makes Ashintully Gardens a special place?
The 30-year creation of contemporary composer John McLennan, Ashintully Gardens are a serene retreat in the Berkshires surrounded by forested hills and traversed by a rushing stream. Mr. McLennan’s emphasis on elegant form and proportion in music is expressed through his garden design, which helped Ashintully earn the Hunnewell Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

The gardens blend several natural features – a stream, native deciduous trees, a rounded knoll, and rising flanking meadows – into an ordered arrangement with both formal and informal beauty. Among the formal you’ll find are the Fountain Pond, Pine Park, Rams Head Terrace, Bowling Green, Regency Bridge, and Trellis Triptych. Urns, columns, and statuary ornament the garden, while foot bridges, foot paths, stone stairs, and grassy terraces connect various parts of the garden.

A short trail up the hill leads to the ruins of the a Georgian-style mansion. In 1903, Robb and Grace de Peyster Tytus discovered the Tyringham Valley on their honeymoon. Soon after purchasing the 1,000 acres that they named Ashintully (Gaelic meaning “on the brow of the hill”), they built a Georgian-style mansion on the hill. The prominent home came to be known as the Marble Palace among local residents because of the way the pure white sand that was used for the stucco reflected the sunlight. In 1952, it burned down after being inhabited by two generations of the Tytus-McLennan family, but its Doric columns remain as testament to a bygone era. The present-day ruins command a striking view of distant Berkshire Hills.

Trails–A half-mile woodland trail leads to the ruins of the Marble Palace. Moderate walking. From these ruins, visitors can take in a distant view north through the Tyringham Valley.

Lenox, MA–Berkshire Views Hiking Series: Lenox Mountain @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Audience: Adult
Members: $8.00 Nonmembers: $12.00

Ascend Lenox Mountain with an experienced guide and enjoy several vistas including the sweeping summit view. We’ll hike via Trail of the Ledges and/or Overbrook Trail on a three-mile round-trip trek through northern hardwood and hemlock forest for an elevation gain of 840 feet. Along the way we’ll look for signs of wildlife and learn about plant communities and human history at Pleasant Valley. Cost includes price of admission.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

Stockbridge, MA–Church & State stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm

Hailed as “crackling, resonant, humorous” by NPR and written by Emmy Award-nominated Jason Odell Williams (Brain Games), Church & State is a provocative, fast-paced and witty look at the life of a politician, whose belief system gets shaken to the core…three days before his bid for re-election. Directed by Charlotte Cohn (founding producer of the New York Music Theatre Festival and Mainstreet Musicals)

 

 

Lanesborough/Adams, MA–Free Public Program: Summit Nature Talk and Walk (Family Fun, Nature) @ Bascom Lodge-Atop Mount Greylock
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Aimee Gelinas on plant identification.

THIS IS A “FREE” PUBLIC PROGRAMMING EVENT 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 PARK VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. LOCATED IN THE HEART OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY, THE LODGE 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, THEN BEAR RIGHT ONTO QUARRY ROAD, THEN BEAR LEFT ONTO ROCKWELL ROAD AND FOLLOW MOUNT GREYLOCK/BASCOM LODGE SIGNS FOR 9 MILES THROUGH THE FOREST TO THE SUMMIT.

413-743-1591, www.bascomlodge.net

BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 20 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15pm during the Festival.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Dalton, MA–Presentation: “Why Here? The Rise of Berkshire County’s Industrial Might” @ Dalton Free Public Library
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

John Dickson, local historian and author of Berkshire County’s Industrial Heritage will present “Why Here? The Rise of Berkshire County’s Industrial Might”.

Through historic photos of the 19th century mills and factories, the story of enterprising young people harnessing the power of water to make a living for their families is revealed.

Support provided by the Central Berkshire Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. For more information, contact HVA at 413-298-7024 or email adixon@hvatoday.org.

Pittsfield, MA–“The Royal Family of Broadway” stage play @ Barrington Stage--Boyd-Quinson Mainstage
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm

Set in the 1920’s and loosely based on the Barrymores – it is a masterful love letter to the Great White Way. A big, splashy new musical from William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, the creators of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

also at 8 pm June 7->9, 14->16, 21->23, 28-> 30 july 5, 6, 7,
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Stockbridge, MA–Church & State stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm

Hailed as “crackling, resonant, humorous” by NPR and written by Emmy Award-nominated Jason Odell Williams (Brain Games), Church & State is a provocative, fast-paced and witty look at the life of a politician, whose belief system gets shaken to the core…three days before his bid for re-election. Directed by Charlotte Cohn (founding producer of the New York Music Theatre Festival and Mainstreet Musicals)

Performance Dates– June 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 at 8 pm

June 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 at 2 pm

 

Becket, MA–Danish Royal Ballet @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm

8 pm– 6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23
2 pm –6/23, 6/24

Revered as the world’s third oldest ballet company, the Royal Danish Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over a decade to open Festival 2018 in the Ted Shawn Theatre.

Praised as “a masterclass in style” (The Guardian), leading principals and soloists perform a program of pas de deux, imbued with a rich Danish-Pillow history which dates back to company’s U.S. debut of the first group of soloists in 1955.
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Becket, MA–Ragamala Dance Company @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 20 @ 8:15 pm

8:15 pm– 6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23
2:15 pm– 6/23, 6/24

“Soulful, imaginative, and rhythmically contagious,” (The New York Times) Minneapolis-based Ragamala Dance Company is highly acclaimed for creating a genre of performance that brings together a contemporary Western aesthetic with an Indian ethos. Sharing the South Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam with audiences for over 25 years, Ragamala presents their multi-disciplinary work Written in Water.

Conceived by Artistic Directors and Doris Duke Performing Artist Awardees Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy—and inspired by the second century Indian board game, Paramapadam (the precursor to Snakes & Ladders)—the work explores parallels between ecstasy and longing in Hindu and Sufi thought. With original artwork and a score by Doris Duke Performing Artist Awardee Amir ElSaffar, Written in Water brings together internationally celebrated artists and features a live music ensemble with a distinct alchemy of Iraqi, jazz, and Carnatic instruments.

413.243.9919

Jun
21
Thu
SHARON, CT–Anything Goes production @ Sharon Playhouse
Jun 21 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–6/15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

2 pm–6/16, 21, 23, 28, 30

3 pm–6/27, 24, 7/1

A hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, ANYTHING GOES is Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely. It’s the hilarious musical set aboard the S.S. American. Billy is a stowaway in love with Hope, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn. Former evangelist and current nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. Join the voyage and tap your toes to the hits Anything Goes, You’re the Top, I Get a Kick Out of You and more!

Administration: 860-364-7469

BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 21 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15pm during the Festival.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Stockbridge, MA–Church & State stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm

Hailed as “crackling, resonant, humorous” by NPR and written by Emmy Award-nominated Jason Odell Williams (Brain Games), Church & State is a provocative, fast-paced and witty look at the life of a politician, whose belief system gets shaken to the core…three days before his bid for re-election. Directed by Charlotte Cohn (founding producer of the New York Music Theatre Festival and Mainstreet Musicals)

Performance Dates– June 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 at 8 pm

June 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 at 2 pm

 

Becket, MA–Danish Royal Ballet @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm

8 pm– 6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23
2 pm –6/23, 6/24

Revered as the world’s third oldest ballet company, the Royal Danish Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over a decade to open Festival 2018 in the Ted Shawn Theatre.

Praised as “a masterclass in style” (The Guardian), leading principals and soloists perform a program of pas de deux, imbued with a rich Danish-Pillow history which dates back to company’s U.S. debut of the first group of soloists in 1955.
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Lenox, MA–Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! @ Tanglewood
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm

NPR’s oddly informative news quiz program is again live at Tanglewood. The Peabody Award-winning series offers a fast-paced, irreverent look at the week’s news, hosted by Peter Sagal along with judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis.
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Pittsfield, MA–“The Royal Family of Broadway” stage play @ Barrington Stage--Boyd-Quinson Mainstage
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm

Set in the 1920’s and loosely based on the Barrymores – it is a masterful love letter to the Great White Way. A big, splashy new musical from William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, the creators of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

also at 8 pm June 7->9, 14->16, 21->23, 28-> 30 july 5, 6, 7,
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SHARON, CT–Anything Goes production @ Sharon Playhouse
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm

8 pm–6/15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

2 pm–6/16, 21, 23, 28, 30

3 pm–6/24, 27, 7/1

A hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, ANYTHING GOES is Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely. It’s the hilarious musical set aboard the S.S. American. Billy is a stowaway in love with Hope, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn. Former evangelist and current nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. Join the voyage and tap your toes to the hits Anything Goes, You’re the Top, I Get a Kick Out of You and more!

Administration: 860-364-7469

Becket, MA–Ragamala Dance Company @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 21 @ 8:15 pm

8:15 pm– 6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23
2:15 pm– 6/23, 6/24

“Soulful, imaginative, and rhythmically contagious,” (The New York Times) Minneapolis-based Ragamala Dance Company is highly acclaimed for creating a genre of performance that brings together a contemporary Western aesthetic with an Indian ethos. Sharing the South Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam with audiences for over 25 years, Ragamala presents their multi-disciplinary work Written in Water.

Conceived by Artistic Directors and Doris Duke Performing Artist Awardees Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy—and inspired by the second century Indian board game, Paramapadam (the precursor to Snakes & Ladders)—the work explores parallels between ecstasy and longing in Hindu and Sufi thought. With original artwork and a score by Doris Duke Performing Artist Awardee Amir ElSaffar, Written in Water brings together internationally celebrated artists and features a live music ensemble with a distinct alchemy of Iraqi, jazz, and Carnatic instruments.

413.243.9919

Jun
22
Fri
BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 22 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15pm during the Festival.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Lenox, MA–Andy Grammer @ Tanglewood
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm

Multi-platinum pop star Andy Grammer joins the 2018 Tanglewood Season on Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m. in the Koussevitzky Music Shed. Since releasing “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me” in 2011, Andy Grammer has taken the music world by storm with a succession of anthemic pop hits.

 

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Becket, MA–Danish Royal Ballet @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm

8 pm– 6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23
2 pm –6/23, 6/24

Revered as the world’s third oldest ballet company, the Royal Danish Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over a decade to open Festival 2018 in the Ted Shawn Theatre.

Praised as “a masterclass in style” (The Guardian), leading principals and soloists perform a program of pas de deux, imbued with a rich Danish-Pillow history which dates back to company’s U.S. debut of the first group of soloists in 1955.
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Gt. Barrington, MA–Aimee Mann Performance @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm

$30 – $70

Oscar-nominated, Grammy-winning singer Aimee Mann began her solo career in 1993 with the album Whatever and made a name for herself through her independent success. She recently won the Grammy Award for Best Folk Album, and NPR named her one of the world’s top 10 greatest living songwriters.

Box Office: 413-528-0100

Gt. Barrington, MA–Troubadour Series Performance: The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm

Whiskey Treaty Roadshow: You don’t have to drink a drop to enjoy a truly memorable evening with a band that, like the best of spirits, manages to stoke the fire, fill you with energy, and yet go down smoothly. Guaranteed – you’ll have a fantastic time! We are honored, pleased, and really looking forward to having The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow on the Guthrie Center stage.
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

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

Beer, wine, and a full dinner menu available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.
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Norfolk, CT–Outlaws @ INFINITY Music Hall
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm

The bad boys of Southern Rock return to Infinity Hall….you know the hits….from “Green Grass” and “High Tides” to “There Goes Another Love Song”, “Ghost Riders In The Sky”, “Hurry Sundown” and on and on…..so come ready to rock.
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Pittsfield, MA–“The Royal Family of Broadway” stage play @ Barrington Stage--Boyd-Quinson Mainstage
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm

Set in the 1920’s and loosely based on the Barrymores – it is a masterful love letter to the Great White Way. A big, splashy new musical from William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, the creators of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

also at 8 pm June 7->9, 14->16, 21->23, 28-> 30 july 5, 6, 7,
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SHARON, CT–Anything Goes production @ Sharon Playhouse
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm

8 pm–6/15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

2 pm–6/16, 21, 23, 28, 30

3 pm–6/24, 27, 7/1

A hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, ANYTHING GOES is Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely. It’s the hilarious musical set aboard the S.S. American. Billy is a stowaway in love with Hope, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn. Former evangelist and current nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. Join the voyage and tap your toes to the hits Anything Goes, You’re the Top, I Get a Kick Out of You and more!

Administration: 860-364-7469

Stockbridge, MA–Church & State stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm

Hailed as “crackling, resonant, humorous” by NPR and written by Emmy Award-nominated Jason Odell Williams (Brain Games), Church & State is a provocative, fast-paced and witty look at the life of a politician, whose belief system gets shaken to the core…three days before his bid for re-election. Directed by Charlotte Cohn (founding producer of the New York Music Theatre Festival and Mainstreet Musicals)

Performance Dates–

June 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 at 2 pm

 

Becket, MA–Ragamala Dance Company @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 22 @ 8:15 pm

8:15 pm– 6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23
2:15 pm– 6/23, 6/24

“Soulful, imaginative, and rhythmically contagious,” (The New York Times) Minneapolis-based Ragamala Dance Company is highly acclaimed for creating a genre of performance that brings together a contemporary Western aesthetic with an Indian ethos. Sharing the South Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam with audiences for over 25 years, Ragamala presents their multi-disciplinary work Written in Water.

Conceived by Artistic Directors and Doris Duke Performing Artist Awardees Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy—and inspired by the second century Indian board game, Paramapadam (the precursor to Snakes & Ladders)—the work explores parallels between ecstasy and longing in Hindu and Sufi thought. With original artwork and a score by Doris Duke Performing Artist Awardee Amir ElSaffar, Written in Water brings together internationally celebrated artists and features a live music ensemble with a distinct alchemy of Iraqi, jazz, and Carnatic instruments.

413.243.9919

Jun
23
Sat
Tyringham, MA–Self Tour at The Trustees of Reservations’ Ashintully Gardens @ Ashintully Gardens
Jun 23 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 1 – 5 PM, starting the 1st Wednesday in June through 2nd Saturday in October.

Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander through an intimate environment of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a gurgling stream.

What makes Ashintully Gardens a special place?
The 30-year creation of contemporary composer John McLennan, Ashintully Gardens are a serene retreat in the Berkshires surrounded by forested hills and traversed by a rushing stream. Mr. McLennan’s emphasis on elegant form and proportion in music is expressed through his garden design, which helped Ashintully earn the Hunnewell Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

The gardens blend several natural features – a stream, native deciduous trees, a rounded knoll, and rising flanking meadows – into an ordered arrangement with both formal and informal beauty. Among the formal you’ll find are the Fountain Pond, Pine Park, Rams Head Terrace, Bowling Green, Regency Bridge, and Trellis Triptych. Urns, columns, and statuary ornament the garden, while foot bridges, foot paths, stone stairs, and grassy terraces connect various parts of the garden.

A short trail up the hill leads to the ruins of the a Georgian-style mansion. In 1903, Robb and Grace de Peyster Tytus discovered the Tyringham Valley on their honeymoon. Soon after purchasing the 1,000 acres that they named Ashintully (Gaelic meaning “on the brow of the hill”), they built a Georgian-style mansion on the hill. The prominent home came to be known as the Marble Palace among local residents because of the way the pure white sand that was used for the stucco reflected the sunlight. In 1952, it burned down after being inhabited by two generations of the Tytus-McLennan family, but its Doric columns remain as testament to a bygone era. The present-day ruins command a striking view of distant Berkshire Hills.

Trails–A half-mile woodland trail leads to the ruins of the Marble Palace. Moderate walking. From these ruins, visitors can take in a distant view north through the Tyringham Valley.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Housatonic Flats Birding Hike with Berkshire Natural Resources Council Staff
Jun 23 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Difficulty: Easy

Description: Terrain is flat, level ground along the Housatonic River. Please bring water and a snack.

Directions: From Great Barrington: From the Price Chopper, head north on Route 7 for less than half a mile. Parking will be on the left.

Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 with any questions
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East Canaan, CT–Guided Tours of Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument @ Beckley Furnace
Jun 23 @ 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.

Stockbridge, MA–ART WORKSHOPS: The Art of Portraiture @ Norman Rockwell Museum
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Portraits are both a record of a sitter’s likeness, and ideally, they also convey a vivid sense of a person’s presence. Accomplished illustrator/painter Dan Howe has studied the techniques of the masters, and will share the essentials of effective portraiture, from capturing facial structure and expression to the subtleties of light, shadow, hue, and skin tone. A supply list will be provided, all levels are welcome. $40, $30 members.
Register for programs and classes: call 413-931-2221 or email register@nrm.org

 

Stockbridge, MA–Explore the culinary treasures hidden in local wild foods @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Phone: 413.298.3926
$45 members–$55 for non-members

Learn to identify, harvest, and prepare these ancient foods so you can easily incorporate them into your daily meals. Using basic sensory skills, we will survey the wild plants and herbs of the Berkshire Botanical Garden. Inside we will prep and taste a few of the delicious, nutrient-dense recipes from the instructor’s book Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook. Signed copies of Foraging & Feasting will be available at this presentation.

Dina Falconi is a clinical herbalist with a strong focus on food activism and nutritional healing. An avid gardener, wildcrafter, and permaculturist, Dina has been teaching classes about the use of herbs for food, medicine, and personal care, including wild food foraging and cooking, for more than twenty years. She created Falcon Formulations natural body care products and Earthly Extracts medicinal tinctures. She is a founding member of the Northeast Herbal Association, a chapter leader of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and an organizer of Slow Food-Hudson Valley. She is the author of Earthly Bodies & Heavenly Hair: Natural and Healthy Personal Care for Everybody and Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook (available at: www.botanicalartspress.com).

Advance registration is highly recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome, space permitting.

Withdrawals: To withdraw your registration from a class, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make your space available to others. If you give us at least 7 days’ notice prior to the event, we will refund you, less an administrative fee equaling 25% of the program cost. Please note: we cannot offer refunds for withdrawals less than 7 days before a class.

Sheffield, MA–Canoe Rentals on the Housatonic River at Bartholomew’s Cobble @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ever wanted to explore the Housatonic in a Canoe? Come to the Cobble and rent a boat, or two, for you and your friends and family.

We have the paddles and the lifejackets, so just bring your sense of joy and adventure for this wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Boats are available for 2 hours, on a first come first serve basis.

For questions during normal business hours, please call 413-298-3239 x3013, during the weekend please call 413-229-8600.

Telephone: 413.229.8600 E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Becket, MA–Danish Royal Ballet @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm– 6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23
2 pm –6/23, 6/24

Revered as the world’s third oldest ballet company, the Royal Danish Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over a decade to open Festival 2018 in the Ted Shawn Theatre.

Praised as “a masterclass in style” (The Guardian), leading principals and soloists perform a program of pas de deux, imbued with a rich Danish-Pillow history which dates back to company’s U.S. debut of the first group of soloists in 1955.
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SHARON, CT–Anything Goes production @ Sharon Playhouse
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–6/15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

2 pm–6/16, 21, 23, 28, 30

3 pm–6/27, 24, 7/1

A hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, ANYTHING GOES is Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely. It’s the hilarious musical set aboard the S.S. American. Billy is a stowaway in love with Hope, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn. Former evangelist and current nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. Join the voyage and tap your toes to the hits Anything Goes, You’re the Top, I Get a Kick Out of You and more!

Administration: 860-364-7469

Stockbridge, MA–Church & State stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm

Hailed as “crackling, resonant, humorous” by NPR and written by Emmy Award-nominated Jason Odell Williams (Brain Games), Church & State is a provocative, fast-paced and witty look at the life of a politician, whose belief system gets shaken to the core…three days before his bid for re-election. Directed by Charlotte Cohn (founding producer of the New York Music Theatre Festival and Mainstreet Musicals)

 

 

Becket, MA–Ragamala Dance Company @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 23 @ 2:15 pm

8:15 pm– 6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23
2:15 pm– 6/23, 6/24

“Soulful, imaginative, and rhythmically contagious,” (The New York Times) Minneapolis-based Ragamala Dance Company is highly acclaimed for creating a genre of performance that brings together a contemporary Western aesthetic with an Indian ethos. Sharing the South Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam with audiences for over 25 years, Ragamala presents their multi-disciplinary work Written in Water.

Conceived by Artistic Directors and Doris Duke Performing Artist Awardees Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy—and inspired by the second century Indian board game, Paramapadam (the precursor to Snakes & Ladders)—the work explores parallels between ecstasy and longing in Hindu and Sufi thought. With original artwork and a score by Doris Duke Performing Artist Awardee Amir ElSaffar, Written in Water brings together internationally celebrated artists and features a live music ensemble with a distinct alchemy of Iraqi, jazz, and Carnatic instruments.

413.243.9919

Gt. Barrington, MA–Aston Magna Music Festival @ Saint James Place
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm

Bach, Telemann, Handel & Burtzos
J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 and “Ich habe genug,” Cantata No. 82
Handel: Two German Arias; Telemann Sonata; and Burtzos’ The Hourglass Equation

Daniel Stepner, baroque violin; Christopher Krueger, flute/recorder; Andrew Schwartz, baroque bas soon; Julie Leven, baroque violin; Laura Jeppesen, baroque viola; Loretta O’Sullivan; baroque cello; Michael Sponseller, harpsichord

 

Gt. Barrington, MA–Aston Magna Music Festival @ Saint James Place
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm

Bach, Telemann, Handel & Burtzos
with Dominique Labelle, soprano

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
“Ich habe genug,” Cantata No. 82

Handel: Two German Arias

Telemann Sonata for Violin, Bassoon and Continuo

Burtzos: The Hourglass Equation

BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 23 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15pm during the Festival.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Falls Village, CT–New York Gilbert & Sullivan: I’ve got a little TWIST @ Music Mountain
Jun 23 @ 6:30 pm

“Well paced and extremely entertaining” (Talk Entertainment) I’ve Got a Little Twist is an award winning, NYGASP original production that highlights the timelessness of Gilbert & Sullivan and its relevance in today’s world. CONCERT & DINNER PACKAGE available, including 5 PM dinner at the Falls Village Inn, a Litchfield County landmark—Classic American comfort fare, seasonal—and 6:30 PM Twilight Concert at Music Mountain. Must be purchased by 3 PM on Friday prior to concert.

1-860-824-7126

info@musicmountain.org

Becket, MA–Danish Royal Ballet @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm

8 pm– 6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23
2 pm –6/23, 6/24

Revered as the world’s third oldest ballet company, the Royal Danish Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over a decade to open Festival 2018 in the Ted Shawn Theatre.

Praised as “a masterclass in style” (The Guardian), leading principals and soloists perform a program of pas de deux, imbued with a rich Danish-Pillow history which dates back to company’s U.S. debut of the first group of soloists in 1955.
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Gt. Barrington, MA–The Wailers Performance @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm

$30 Upper Balcony (Limited)
$45 Reserved
$70 Premium
(Members receive $5 off each ticket)

The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to make musical history.

From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman and Junior have carried on the mission to “keep The Wailers together,” just as Bob requested, affirming: “By doing that, you keep me alive through the music.”
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Norfolk, CT–ROBERT EARL KEEN – FOLK, COUNTRY, ROCK, BLUEGRASS – AMERICANA AT ITS FINEST @ INFINITY Music Hall
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm

So excited to welcome back Robert Earl Keen to our Infinity Hall Norfolk stage! One of the most revered singer songwriters of his generation, Keen has spent his career writing and recording songs for himself and others that have become classics and huge success. Come join us for his long awaited return and grab your pair of tickets while they last! It’s been a few years since we’ve had him in Norfolk! Lets all come out and support this incredible artist! It will go fast!
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Pittsfield, MA–“The Royal Family of Broadway” stage play @ Barrington Stage--Boyd-Quinson Mainstage
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm

Set in the 1920’s and loosely based on the Barrymores – it is a masterful love letter to the Great White Way. A big, splashy new musical from William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, the creators of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

also at 8 pm June 7->9, 14->16, 21->23, 28-> 30 july 5, 6, 7,
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SHARON, CT–Anything Goes production @ Sharon Playhouse
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm

8 pm–6/15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

2 pm–6/16, 21, 23, 28, 30

3 pm–6/24, 27, 7/1

A hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, ANYTHING GOES is Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely. It’s the hilarious musical set aboard the S.S. American. Billy is a stowaway in love with Hope, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn. Former evangelist and current nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. Join the voyage and tap your toes to the hits Anything Goes, You’re the Top, I Get a Kick Out of You and more!

Administration: 860-364-7469

Stockbridge, MA–Church & State stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm

Hailed as “crackling, resonant, humorous” by NPR and written by Emmy Award-nominated Jason Odell Williams (Brain Games), Church & State is a provocative, fast-paced and witty look at the life of a politician, whose belief system gets shaken to the core…three days before his bid for re-election. Directed by Charlotte Cohn (founding producer of the New York Music Theatre Festival and Mainstreet Musicals)

Performance Dates–

June 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 at 2 pm

 

Becket, MA–Ragamala Dance Company @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 23 @ 8:15 pm

8:15 pm– 6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23
2:15 pm– 6/23, 6/24

“Soulful, imaginative, and rhythmically contagious,” (The New York Times) Minneapolis-based Ragamala Dance Company is highly acclaimed for creating a genre of performance that brings together a contemporary Western aesthetic with an Indian ethos. Sharing the South Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam with audiences for over 25 years, Ragamala presents their multi-disciplinary work Written in Water.

Conceived by Artistic Directors and Doris Duke Performing Artist Awardees Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy—and inspired by the second century Indian board game, Paramapadam (the precursor to Snakes & Ladders)—the work explores parallels between ecstasy and longing in Hindu and Sufi thought. With original artwork and a score by Doris Duke Performing Artist Awardee Amir ElSaffar, Written in Water brings together internationally celebrated artists and features a live music ensemble with a distinct alchemy of Iraqi, jazz, and Carnatic instruments.

413.243.9919

Jun
24
Sun
Sheffield, MA–Guided Canoe Adventures on the Housatonic River @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Want to learn more about the Housatonic River and the creatures that call this spectacular river home? Then come on a guided canoe trip on Sunday mornings June-August. Children that are under 100 pounds are welcome to sit in the middle of the boat. This trip is best for paddlers with some experience and stamina. A short half mile walk on the road and then through a field are required to get to where the boats are located. Paddlers should be comfortable walking on uneven ground, sitting for an hour at a time and paddling upstream against a mild current. Pre-registration is required. Private tours are available at different times for groups of 8 or mor

Cost–
Member Adult: $15; Member Child: $9;
Nonmember Adult: $25; Nonmember Child: $15;

Contact Information
413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Canoe Rentals on the Housatonic River at Bartholomew’s Cobble @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ever wanted to explore the Housatonic in a Canoe? Come to the Cobble and rent a boat, or two, for you and your friends and family.

We have the paddles and the lifejackets, so just bring your sense of joy and adventure for this wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Boats are available for 2 hours, on a first come first serve basis.

For questions during normal business hours, please call 413-298-3239 x3013, during the weekend please call 413-229-8600.

Telephone: 413.229.8600 E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Becket, MA–Danish Royal Ballet @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm– 6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23
2 pm –6/23, 6/24

Revered as the world’s third oldest ballet company, the Royal Danish Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over a decade to open Festival 2018 in the Ted Shawn Theatre.

Praised as “a masterclass in style” (The Guardian), leading principals and soloists perform a program of pas de deux, imbued with a rich Danish-Pillow history which dates back to company’s U.S. debut of the first group of soloists in 1955.
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Becket, MA–Ragamala Dance Company @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 24 @ 2:15 pm

8:15 pm– 6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23
2:15 pm– 6/23, 6/24

“Soulful, imaginative, and rhythmically contagious,” (The New York Times) Minneapolis-based Ragamala Dance Company is highly acclaimed for creating a genre of performance that brings together a contemporary Western aesthetic with an Indian ethos. Sharing the South Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam with audiences for over 25 years, Ragamala presents their multi-disciplinary work Written in Water.

Conceived by Artistic Directors and Doris Duke Performing Artist Awardees Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy—and inspired by the second century Indian board game, Paramapadam (the precursor to Snakes & Ladders)—the work explores parallels between ecstasy and longing in Hindu and Sufi thought. With original artwork and a score by Doris Duke Performing Artist Awardee Amir ElSaffar, Written in Water brings together internationally celebrated artists and features a live music ensemble with a distinct alchemy of Iraqi, jazz, and Carnatic instruments.

413.243.9919

Lenox, MA–Boston Pops and Audra McDonald @ Tanglewood
Jun 24 @ 2:30 pm

One of today’s most celebrated singers, stage actors, and television stars, Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry. The winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and an Emmy Award, she was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2015 and received a 2015 National Medal of Arts-America’s highest honor for achievement in the arts.

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Falls Village, CT–Shanghai String Quartet Beethoven Cycle Concert #3 @ Music Mountain
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm

Third of the Six-Concert Complete Beethoven String Quartet Cycle featuring the incomparable Shanghai String Quartet
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18 #4 (1799)
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18 #1 (1799)
String Quartet in C Sharp Minor, Op. 131 (1826)

1-860-824-7126

info@musicmountain.org

SHARON, CT–Anything Goes production @ Sharon Playhouse
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm

 

A hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, ANYTHING GOES is Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely. It’s the hilarious musical set aboard the S.S. American. Billy is a stowaway in love with Hope, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn. Former evangelist and current nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. Join the voyage and tap your toes to the hits Anything Goes, You’re the Top, I Get a Kick Out of You and more!

Administration: 860-364-7469

Lanesborough/Adams, MA–Free Public Program: Adventures in Historic Preservation (History Presentation/Talk) @ Bascom Lodge-Atop Mount Greylock
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

William Hosley narrates the battles to save pieces of history.

THIS IS A “FREE” PUBLIC PROGRAMMING EVENT 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 PARK VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. LOCATED IN THE HEART OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY, THE LODGE 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, THEN BEAR RIGHT ONTO QUARRY ROAD, THEN BEAR LEFT ONTO ROCKWELL ROAD AND FOLLOW MOUNT GREYLOCK/BASCOM LODGE SIGNS FOR 9 MILES THROUGH THE FOREST TO THE SUMMIT.

413-743-1591, www.bascomlodge.net

Gt. Barrington, MA–Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley: Broadway and Beyond Performance @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm

tickets  $39 – $69
Marin and Jason, “Broadway’s Golden Couple,” present songs from both the “Great White Way” and the “Great American Songbook”.

Box Office: 413-528-0100

Jun
25
Mon
Pittsfield, MA–Poets Creating Conversation: Working in America @ Berkshire Museum
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm

For this event, the poet’s challenge is to use their art to explore and share personal stories centered around working in America – the challenges, triumphs and realities – from work we love to work that doesn’t love us back. Information for poets interested in sharing their work

“Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.” – Studs Terkel

Poets Creating Conversation is a multi-part series that asks poets to help us unpack and navigate through issues that we are all inexorably wrapped in. Expect hard truths and humor; cautionary tales and inspirational stories all rolled into a fast paced program.

Stockbridge, MA–Church & State stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm

Hailed as “crackling, resonant, humorous” by NPR and written by Emmy Award-nominated Jason Odell Williams (Brain Games), Church & State is a provocative, fast-paced and witty look at the life of a politician, whose belief system gets shaken to the core…three days before his bid for re-election. Directed by Charlotte Cohn (founding producer of the New York Music Theatre Festival and Mainstreet Musicals)

Performance Dates– June 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 at 8 pm

June 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 at 2 pm

 

Gt. Barrington, MA-A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm

$71 Upper Balcony (Limited)
$101 Reserved / $96 Members
$106 Premium 2 / $101 Members
$141 Premium 1 / $136 Members

Experience special arrangements from two rock and roll icons during A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo.

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo have formed one of the most successful partnerships in music history. During their nearly four-decade career, they have won an unprecedented four consecutive Grammy awards, as well as three American Music awards. Their undeniable chemistry, Benatar’s mezzo-soprano vocal range and Giraldo’s trail blazing work as a producer, guitarist and songwriter created some of rock’s most memorable hits. These include, “Promises in the Dark”, “Hell is For Children”, We Live For Love”, “Love Is A Battlefield”, “Hit me with Your Best Shot” and “We Belong.” Their rock and roll love affair has endured for 38 years and they continue to tour every year, wowing audiences everywhere.

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Jun
26
Tue
Lenox, MA– Birding at the Mount with Mass Audubon Staff @ The Mount, Edith Warton's Home
Jun 26 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Instructor: Sanctuary Naturalist
Audience: Adult
Members & Nonmembers: Free
Explore Edith Wharton’s original estate, including woods, wetlands, and meadows. You’ll learn skills for birding by sight and song as we look for numerous bird species, including bobolinks, bald eagles, vireos, and wood warblers.

Lenox, MA–Summer Tea & Talk: The Girl on the Velvet Swing @ Ventfort Hall
Jun 26 @ 4:00 pm

Sex, Murder and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century is the subtitle for legal historian Simon Baatz’s new book The Girl on the Velvet Swing. She was just 16, a chorus girl in the musical Florodora, and he was 47, the foremost architect of his day, when she dined with him at his home in New York. Losing consciousness after too much champagne, Evelyn Nesbit awoke in bed with Stanford White. Later, she was to confide in Harry Thaw.

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.

 

Pittsfield, MA–“The Royal Family of Broadway” stage play @ Barrington Stage--Boyd-Quinson Mainstage
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm

Set in the 1920’s and loosely based on the Barrymores – it is a masterful love letter to the Great White Way. A big, splashy new musical from William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, the creators of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

also at 8 pm June 7->9, 14->16, 21->23, 28-> 30 july 5, 6, 7,
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Stockbridge, MA–Church & State stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm

Hailed as “crackling, resonant, humorous” by NPR and written by Emmy Award-nominated Jason Odell Williams (Brain Games), Church & State is a provocative, fast-paced and witty look at the life of a politician, whose belief system gets shaken to the core…three days before his bid for re-election. Directed by Charlotte Cohn (founding producer of the New York Music Theatre Festival and Mainstreet Musicals)

Performance Dates– June 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 at 8 pm

June 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 at 2 pm

 

Jun
27
Wed
Tyringham, MA–Self Tour at The Trustees of Reservations’ Ashintully Gardens @ Ashintully Gardens
Jun 27 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 1 – 5 PM, starting the 1st Wednesday in June through 2nd Saturday in October.

Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander through an intimate environment of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a gurgling stream.

What makes Ashintully Gardens a special place?
The 30-year creation of contemporary composer John McLennan, Ashintully Gardens are a serene retreat in the Berkshires surrounded by forested hills and traversed by a rushing stream. Mr. McLennan’s emphasis on elegant form and proportion in music is expressed through his garden design, which helped Ashintully earn the Hunnewell Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

The gardens blend several natural features – a stream, native deciduous trees, a rounded knoll, and rising flanking meadows – into an ordered arrangement with both formal and informal beauty. Among the formal you’ll find are the Fountain Pond, Pine Park, Rams Head Terrace, Bowling Green, Regency Bridge, and Trellis Triptych. Urns, columns, and statuary ornament the garden, while foot bridges, foot paths, stone stairs, and grassy terraces connect various parts of the garden.

A short trail up the hill leads to the ruins of the a Georgian-style mansion. In 1903, Robb and Grace de Peyster Tytus discovered the Tyringham Valley on their honeymoon. Soon after purchasing the 1,000 acres that they named Ashintully (Gaelic meaning “on the brow of the hill”), they built a Georgian-style mansion on the hill. The prominent home came to be known as the Marble Palace among local residents because of the way the pure white sand that was used for the stucco reflected the sunlight. In 1952, it burned down after being inhabited by two generations of the Tytus-McLennan family, but its Doric columns remain as testament to a bygone era. The present-day ruins command a striking view of distant Berkshire Hills.

Trails–A half-mile woodland trail leads to the ruins of the Marble Palace. Moderate walking. From these ruins, visitors can take in a distant view north through the Tyringham Valley.

Stockbridge, MA–Church & State stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm

Hailed as “crackling, resonant, humorous” by NPR and written by Emmy Award-nominated Jason Odell Williams (Brain Games), Church & State is a provocative, fast-paced and witty look at the life of a politician, whose belief system gets shaken to the core…three days before his bid for re-election. Directed by Charlotte Cohn (founding producer of the New York Music Theatre Festival and Mainstreet Musicals)

 

 

SHARON, CT–Anything Goes production @ Sharon Playhouse
Jun 27 @ 3:00 pm

 

A hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, ANYTHING GOES is Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely. It’s the hilarious musical set aboard the S.S. American. Billy is a stowaway in love with Hope, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn. Former evangelist and current nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. Join the voyage and tap your toes to the hits Anything Goes, You’re the Top, I Get a Kick Out of You and more!

Administration: 860-364-7469

Lanesborough/Adams, MA–Free Public Program: Trout and Climate Change (Nature Talk) @ Bascom Lodge-Atop Mount Greylock
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Lauren Stevens articulates the dangers cold water fish face from climate change.

THIS IS A “FREE” PUBLIC PROGRAMMING EVENT 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 PARK VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. LOCATED IN THE HEART OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY, THE LODGE 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, THEN BEAR RIGHT ONTO QUARRY ROAD, THEN BEAR LEFT ONTO ROCKWELL ROAD AND FOLLOW MOUNT GREYLOCK/BASCOM LODGE SIGNS FOR 9 MILES THROUGH THE FOREST TO THE SUMMIT.

413-743-1591, www.bascomlodge.net

BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 27 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15pm during the Festival.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Pittsfield, MA–“The Royal Family of Broadway” stage play @ Barrington Stage--Boyd-Quinson Mainstage
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm

Set in the 1920’s and loosely based on the Barrymores – it is a masterful love letter to the Great White Way. A big, splashy new musical from William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, the creators of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

also at 8 pm June 7->9, 14->16, 21->23, 28-> 30 july 5, 6, 7,
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Stockbridge, MA–Church & State stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm

Hailed as “crackling, resonant, humorous” by NPR and written by Emmy Award-nominated Jason Odell Williams (Brain Games), Church & State is a provocative, fast-paced and witty look at the life of a politician, whose belief system gets shaken to the core…three days before his bid for re-election. Directed by Charlotte Cohn (founding producer of the New York Music Theatre Festival and Mainstreet Musicals)

Performance Dates– June 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 at 8 pm

June 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 at 2 pm

 

Becket, MA–Moonlight Canoe Trip with Mass Audubon Staff @ Buckley Dunton Lake
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Instructor: Sanctuary Naturalist
Audience: All (suitable for children 10 – 18 years)
Members: Adult $25.00, Child $25.00
Nonmembers: Adult $35.00, Child $35.00

Twilight is an amazing time to listen and look for wildlife. Herons, loons, beavers, owls, and other wildlife are all possible at Buckley Dunton Lake in October Mountain State Forest. We’ll stealthily explore the coves and inlets of this beautiful lake, then hitch our boats together to enjoy snacks and beverages while we listen for nocturnal wildlife sounds.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

Becket, MA–Pilobolus @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm

8 pm– 6/27, 6/28/, 6/29, 6/30
2 pm– 6/28, 6/30

For 45 years, this “mind-blowing troupe of wildly creative and physically daring dancers” (NYC Newsday) has tested the limits of human physicality, exploring the beauty and power of connected bodies. The company returns to the Ted Shawn Theatre, re-working the site-specific commission Branches, which premiered in 2017 on the Inside/Out stage.

Pilobolus collaborates with innovative artists, thinkers, and creators to reach beyond performance, bringing stories to diverse communities, brands, and organizations.

Pilobolus

 

Lenox, MA–Evening at the Beaver Ponds @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Audience: All (suitable for children 3 – 18 years)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00 Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00
Enjoy an evening searching for beavers and other wildlife that frequent our wildlife sanctuary ponds. Learn about the lives of beavers, their amazing recovery story, and how they continue to shape the landscape more than 80 years after their reintroduction to the area.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

Jun
28
Thu
Becket, MA–Pilobolus @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm– 6/27, 6/28/, 6/29, 6/30
2 pm– 6/28, 6/30

For 45 years, this “mind-blowing troupe of wildly creative and physically daring dancers” (NYC Newsday) has tested the limits of human physicality, exploring the beauty and power of connected bodies. The company returns to the Ted Shawn Theatre, re-working the site-specific commission Branches, which premiered in 2017 on the Inside/Out stage.

Pilobolus collaborates with innovative artists, thinkers, and creators to reach beyond performance, bringing stories to diverse communities, brands, and organizations.

Pilobolus

 

SHARON, CT–Anything Goes production @ Sharon Playhouse
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–6/15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

2 pm–6/16, 21, 23, 28, 30

3 pm–6/27, 24, 7/1

A hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, ANYTHING GOES is Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely. It’s the hilarious musical set aboard the S.S. American. Billy is a stowaway in love with Hope, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn. Former evangelist and current nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. Join the voyage and tap your toes to the hits Anything Goes, You’re the Top, I Get a Kick Out of You and more!

Administration: 860-364-7469

BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 28 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15pm during the Festival.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Stockbridge, MA–Church & State stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm

Hailed as “crackling, resonant, humorous” by NPR and written by Emmy Award-nominated Jason Odell Williams (Brain Games), Church & State is a provocative, fast-paced and witty look at the life of a politician, whose belief system gets shaken to the core…three days before his bid for re-election. Directed by Charlotte Cohn (founding producer of the New York Music Theatre Festival and Mainstreet Musicals)

Performance Dates– June 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 at 8 pm

June 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 at 2 pm

 

Stockbridge, MA–Coming Back Like a Song stage play @ Berkshire Theatre Group--Fitzpatrick Main Stage
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm

It’s 1956, and three of America’s great songwriters, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen and Jimmy Van Heusen, are at a crossroads in their lives; rock ‘n roll is now king, and their careers could be over.  follows the story of the three old friends and music icons on Christmas Eve in New York City, as they drink, fight and sing.

also June 29, 30, july 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 at 8 pm

June 30, july 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 19, 21 at 2 pm

Becket, MA–Pilobolus @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm

8 pm– 6/27, 6/28/, 6/29, 6/30
2 pm– 6/28, 6/30

For 45 years, this “mind-blowing troupe of wildly creative and physically daring dancers” (NYC Newsday) has tested the limits of human physicality, exploring the beauty and power of connected bodies. The company returns to the Ted Shawn Theatre, re-working the site-specific commission Branches, which premiered in 2017 on the Inside/Out stage.

Pilobolus collaborates with innovative artists, thinkers, and creators to reach beyond performance, bringing stories to diverse communities, brands, and organizations.

Pilobolus

 

Pittsfield, MA–“The Royal Family of Broadway” stage play @ Barrington Stage--Boyd-Quinson Mainstage
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm

Set in the 1920’s and loosely based on the Barrymores – it is a masterful love letter to the Great White Way. A big, splashy new musical from William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, the creators of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

also at 8 pm June 7->9, 14->16, 21->23, 28-> 30 july 5, 6, 7,
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SHARON, CT–Anything Goes production @ Sharon Playhouse
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm

8 pm–6/15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

2 pm–6/16, 21, 23, 28, 30

3 pm–6/24, 27, 7/1

A hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, ANYTHING GOES is Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely. It’s the hilarious musical set aboard the S.S. American. Billy is a stowaway in love with Hope, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn. Former evangelist and current nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. Join the voyage and tap your toes to the hits Anything Goes, You’re the Top, I Get a Kick Out of You and more!

Administration: 860-364-7469

Jun
29
Fri
BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 29 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15pm during the Festival.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artist Showcase: Chamber Music Recital @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm

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.

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed
860 542 3000 |

Becket, MA–Pilobolus @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm

8 pm– 6/27, 6/28/, 6/29, 6/30
2 pm– 6/28, 6/30

For 45 years, this “mind-blowing troupe of wildly creative and physically daring dancers” (NYC Newsday) has tested the limits of human physicality, exploring the beauty and power of connected bodies. The company returns to the Ted Shawn Theatre, re-working the site-specific commission Branches, which premiered in 2017 on the Inside/Out stage.

Pilobolus collaborates with innovative artists, thinkers, and creators to reach beyond performance, bringing stories to diverse communities, brands, and organizations.

Pilobolus

 

Gt. Barrington, MA–Troubadour Series Performance: Brooks Williams @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm

Brooks Williams–soulful Americana, full-on blues and tasty rootsy grooves.
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

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

Beer, wine, and a full dinner menu available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.
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Lenox, MA–Bela Fleck and the Flecktones @ Tanglewood
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm

Groundbreaking banjoist/composer/bandleader Béla Fleck has reunited with the original Béla Fleck & The Flecktones members, the extraordinary initial line-up of his incredible combo. While all manners of genres come into play in their music – from classical and jazz to bluegrass and African music to electric blues and Eastern European folk dances – the result is an impossible to pigeonhole sound all their own,

 

Pittsfield, MA–“The Royal Family of Broadway” stage play @ Barrington Stage--Boyd-Quinson Mainstage
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm

Set in the 1920’s and loosely based on the Barrymores – it is a masterful love letter to the Great White Way. A big, splashy new musical from William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, the creators of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

also at 8 pm June 7->9, 14->16, 21->23, 28-> 30 july 5, 6, 7,
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Pittsfield, MA–Firefly Watch with Audubon staff @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Instructor: Dale Abrams – Education Coordinator
Audience: All (suitable for children 0 – 18 years)
Members & Nonmembers: Free
Experience a magical summer light show, and help us track firefly numbers and diversity through the Firefly Watch program. Learn about fireflies and how best to view or gently catch (and release) these mystical glowing lights of summer! We’ll take an evening walk in the meadows for firefly viewing, and also keep our eyes open for stars, planets, and twilight birds and mammals!
Suggested contribution $4/person or $10/family
Directions to the meeting place will be provided upon registration.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

SHARON, CT–Anything Goes production @ Sharon Playhouse
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm

8 pm–6/15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

2 pm–6/16, 21, 23, 28, 30

3 pm–6/24, 27, 7/1

A hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, ANYTHING GOES is Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely. It’s the hilarious musical set aboard the S.S. American. Billy is a stowaway in love with Hope, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn. Former evangelist and current nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. Join the voyage and tap your toes to the hits Anything Goes, You’re the Top, I Get a Kick Out of You and more!

Administration: 860-364-7469

Stockbridge, MA–Church & State stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm

Hailed as “crackling, resonant, humorous” by NPR and written by Emmy Award-nominated Jason Odell Williams (Brain Games), Church & State is a provocative, fast-paced and witty look at the life of a politician, whose belief system gets shaken to the core…three days before his bid for re-election. Directed by Charlotte Cohn (founding producer of the New York Music Theatre Festival and Mainstreet Musicals)

Performance Dates–

June 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 at 2 pm

 

Stockbridge, MA–Coming Back Like a Song stage play @ Berkshire Theatre Group--Fitzpatrick Main Stage
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm

It’s 1956, and three of America’s great songwriters, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen and Jimmy Van Heusen, are at a crossroads in their lives; rock ‘n roll is now king, and their careers could be over.  follows the story of the three old friends and music icons on Christmas Eve in New York City, as they drink, fight and sing.

also June 30, july 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 19, 21 at 2 pm

Jun
30
Sat
Tyringham, MA–Self Tour at The Trustees of Reservations’ Ashintully Gardens @ Ashintully Gardens
Jun 30 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 1 – 5 PM, starting the 1st Wednesday in June through 2nd Saturday in October.

Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander through an intimate environment of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a gurgling stream.

What makes Ashintully Gardens a special place?
The 30-year creation of contemporary composer John McLennan, Ashintully Gardens are a serene retreat in the Berkshires surrounded by forested hills and traversed by a rushing stream. Mr. McLennan’s emphasis on elegant form and proportion in music is expressed through his garden design, which helped Ashintully earn the Hunnewell Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

The gardens blend several natural features – a stream, native deciduous trees, a rounded knoll, and rising flanking meadows – into an ordered arrangement with both formal and informal beauty. Among the formal you’ll find are the Fountain Pond, Pine Park, Rams Head Terrace, Bowling Green, Regency Bridge, and Trellis Triptych. Urns, columns, and statuary ornament the garden, while foot bridges, foot paths, stone stairs, and grassy terraces connect various parts of the garden.

A short trail up the hill leads to the ruins of the a Georgian-style mansion. In 1903, Robb and Grace de Peyster Tytus discovered the Tyringham Valley on their honeymoon. Soon after purchasing the 1,000 acres that they named Ashintully (Gaelic meaning “on the brow of the hill”), they built a Georgian-style mansion on the hill. The prominent home came to be known as the Marble Palace among local residents because of the way the pure white sand that was used for the stucco reflected the sunlight. In 1952, it burned down after being inhabited by two generations of the Tytus-McLennan family, but its Doric columns remain as testament to a bygone era. The present-day ruins command a striking view of distant Berkshire Hills.

Trails–A half-mile woodland trail leads to the ruins of the Marble Palace. Moderate walking. From these ruins, visitors can take in a distant view north through the Tyringham Valley.

East Canaan, CT–Guided Tours of Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument @ Beckley Furnace
Jun 30 @ 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.

Lenox, MA–Ozawa Hall String Quartet Marathon @ Tanglewood
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am

10 am & 2:30pm,

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.