Events

May
23
Tue
Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
May 23 @ 7:30 pm
May
24
Wed
Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 24 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Also at  6-7 pm
with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

More than 75 species of birds have been sited on River Walk in the past, including bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, and flocks of cedar waxwing. Learn about techniques and tools to help you enjoy the many birds of Berkshire county. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Lenox, MA–Spring Birding Walk @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 24 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Jonathan Pierce – Pleasant Valley Caretaker and Hoffman Bird Club Leader

Audience: Adult

Members & Nonmembers: Free, Registration not required.

Join Pleasant Valley’s caretaker on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands looking for warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during the peak of the spring and fall migrations. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to the Lenox Cultural Council and generous donor sponsorship.

 

Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

More than 75 species of birds have been sited on River Walk in the past, including bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, and flocks of cedar waxwing. Learn about techniques and tools to help you enjoy the many birds of Berkshire county. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
May 24 @ 7:30 pm
May
25
Thu
“Family Fun: Memorial Day Weekend Celebration”, Music, Puppetry and Beekeeping Demos @ Bascom Lodge-Atop Mount Greylock
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A “FREE” PUBLIC PROGRAMMING EVENT, DESIGNED TO ATTRACT THE INTEREST OF THE PUBLIC AND HELP BETTER ENGAGE THE LODGE WITH THE CULTURAL COMMUNITY OF THE BERKSHIRES, IS OFFERED FROM 6 – 7 PM…AND 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 AND OPERATED BERKSHIRE, HAMPSHIRE, AND COLUMBIA COUNTY 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. WITH OVER 70 MILES OF WOODLAND TRAILS, INCLUDING AN 11.5 MILE SECTION OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THAT PASSES WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE LODGE’S FRONT DOOR, THE RESERVATION ENABLES GUESTS ACCESS TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES.
BASCOM LODGE, LOCATED IN THE NORTHWESTERN CORNER OF MASSACHUSETTS, 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 AND IN 2017 WILL CELEBRATE IT’S 80th SEASON OF OPERATION.

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.
413-743-1591

Lenox, MA–Touchstones at The Mount: Kate Bolick in Conversation with Ariel Levy @ The Mount
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick is back with another season of Touchstones: Conversations at The Mount. Join Kate on May 25th for an intimate conversation with author Ariel Levy about her new work, The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir.

Lenox, MA–Touchstones at The Mount: Kate Bolick in Conversation with Ariel Levy @ The Stable at The Mount
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

COST: $18 general; $15 Mount members

413-551-5100

Journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick is back with another season of Touchstones: Conversations at The Mount. Join Kate on May 25th for an intimate conversation with author Ariel Levy about her new work, The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir.

Ariel Levy joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2008, and received the National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism in 2014 for her piece “Thanksgiving in Mongolia.” She is the author of the book Female Chauvinist Pigs, and was a contributing editor at New York for twelve years.

Kate Bolick is the author of the New York Times bestseller Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own, a contributing editor for The Atlantic, and a freelance writer for various publications, including The New York Times, Vogue, and The Wall Street Journal.
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Stockbridge, MA–FOUR FREEDOMS FORUM: Freedom of the Press? American Journalism Today @ NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM
May 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Free speech and a free press are core American values—imbedded in the Constitution’s First Amendment by our nation’s founders—and the United States has long served as a strong advocate for those principles. In light of recent events, American journalism faces one of its greatest challenges. Join us to discuss the role of the press in our times, and share your thoughts on one of the most compelling issues of our day. Noted commentators will offer observations and inspire community discourse, with a reception and refreshments to follow. Free.

413-298-4100

Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
May 25 @ 7:30 pm
May
26
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Spring Birding Walk   @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 26 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader

Audience: Adult

Members & Nonmembers: Free, Registration not required.

Spring and fall are the best seasons to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. At Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in Pittsfield, walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands, observing changes in bird species each week. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to generous donor sponsorship

West Stockbridge, MA– West Stockbridge Chamber Players Spring Concert @ 1854 Town Hall
May 26 @ 6:00 pm

This is a benefit performance for the West Stockbridge Historical Society

Lakeville, CT–The Hotchkiss Orchestra & Right Brain Logic @ The Hotchkiss School- Katherine M. Elfers Hall, The Esther Eastman Music Center.
May 26 @ 7:00 pm
Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
May 26 @ 7:30 pm
Great Barrington, MA–Troubadour Series Music Performance: The Hoping Machine Singers @ The Guthrie Center at the Old Trinity Church
May 26 @ 8:00 pm

(413) 528-1955

All tickets: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

May
27
Sat
Lanesborough, MA–Memorial Day Weekend Festivities for the 80th Season of Bascom Lodge! @ Bascom Lodge-Atop Mount Greylock
May 27 all-day

Free and Open to the Public! Incantation Workshop – Music & Puppet Performance – Beekeeping Demo–Family fun filled day with local artisans!

Beekeeping Demo 12-1 pm

Richard Clapper from the Northern Berkshire Beekeeper’s Association will discuss the joys and challenges of beekeeping and the workings of the hive. Equipment and resources to get started beekeeping will be reviewed.
Nutshell Playhouse 1-2 pm

The Nutshell Playhouse returns to entertain us with their music and cast of puppet characters

Incantations and Song Magic 2:30 – 4:30

Mt. Greylock is the highest mountain in Massachusetts and J.K Rowling has designated it as the home of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardy!!

In this two hour family and children workshop we will determine if we are Thunderbirds, Horned Serpents, Pukwudgies or Wampuses and then create incantations, chants or poems based on our character. What is the sound at the heart of the snake horn fragment? Our creations can be performed or kept secret.

Rhythm instruments provided or found outdoors.

Let’s see what we got in the way of Defense and Magic.

To register by Saturday, May 27th e-mail: spiesarts@gmail

Free with dragon heartstring.

soundingtheriver.blogspot.com

Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
May 27 @ 7:30 pm
Great Barrington, MA–Troubadour Series Music Performance: John Flynn @ The Guthrie Center at the Old Trinity Church
May 27 @ 8:00 pm

John Flynn is the real deal. His work follows in the footsteps of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, and other social justice troubadours as he speaks the truth and gives a voice to society’s disenfranchised. His work fills your heart and opens your eyes as he continues to walk the walk of a true advocate for equality, justice, and peace.” Deana McCloud, Executive Director, Woody Guthrie Center

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)

May
28
Sun
Monterey, MA–Concert and Opening Reception. Amazing Stories from Centuries Past @ The Bidwell House Museum
May 28 @ 3:00 pm

Diane Taraz sings her own songs and others from the folk tradition that tell the true stories of people and events from early America. Enjoy songs about love affairs gone wrong; women warriors in disguise; loves lost to war, shipwreck, and rattlesnakes; and a variety of ballads and ditties that capture amazing history that deserves to be re-lived. Diane wears the clothing of the time and accompanies her singing on an instrument similar to the now-extinct English guitar played by Colonial ladies. Reception and refreshments to follow, celebrating the completed restoration of the museum.

Event free for members. 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

 

Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
May 28 @ 3:00 pm
May
29
Mon
Lanesborough, MA–“Moonshine Holler”, folk music @ Bascom Lodge-Atop Mount Greylock
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

“Moonshine Holler performs lively American roots music and dance featuring mountain blues, breakdowns and ballads, with flatfoot dancing to boot, highlighting old-time music’s multi-cultural roots on more instruments than they can juggle, including fiddle, banjo, Hawaiian guitar, harmonica and ukulele. The duet has performed at festivals and concert venues large and small across the country and abroad. Sometimes rowdy, sometimes reverent, always a ruckus – they entertain with humor and heart.”

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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.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Rusted Root Performance @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
May 29 @ 7:00 pm

$40
Mahaiwe Member Discount Event–Members receive $5 off
Member Sale: Friday, February 24 at 12 noon
Public Sale: Friday, March 10 at 12 noon

Having collaborated for two decades, Rusted Root has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity, which has allowed them to organically shape their music into its own distinct and undeniable vision. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root transcends age, cultures and musical styles. Liz explains that the members of Rusted Root are drawn to and have explored virtually every form of music. “I am very inspired vocally by anything from Indian to African to Middle Eastern sounds and scales having grown up with a lot of Hebrew music” she says. Michael Glabicki cites the Bee Gees, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, Toni Childs, Black Keys, Black Sabbath and various Afro Pop music as among his influences. The powerhouse ensemble’s hypnotic live performances have allowed them to tour alongside Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Plant & Page and many others. Now with the release of their newest album, The Movement, the journey continues.

 

May
30
Tue
Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
May 30 @ 7:30 pm
May
31
Wed
Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 31 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Also at  6-7 pm
with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

More than 75 species of birds have been sited on River Walk in the past, including bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, and flocks of cedar waxwing. Learn about techniques and tools to help you enjoy the many birds of Berkshire county. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Lenox, MA–Spring Birding Walk @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 31 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Jonathan Pierce – Pleasant Valley Caretaker and Hoffman Bird Club Leader

Audience: Adult

Members & Nonmembers: Free, Registration not required.

Join Pleasant Valley’s caretaker on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands looking for warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during the peak of the spring and fall migrations. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to the Lenox Cultural Council and generous donor sponsorship.

 

Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

More than 75 species of birds have been sited on River Walk in the past, including bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, and flocks of cedar waxwing. Learn about techniques and tools to help you enjoy the many birds of Berkshire county. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Lenox, MA–Evening at the Beaver Ponds @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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 attracted to the series of ponds that the beavers have created. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to shape the landscape more than 80 years after their reintroduction.

 

Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
May 31 @ 7:30 pm
Jun
1
Thu
Gt. Barrington, MA–Berkshire International Film Festival
Jun 1 – Jun 4 all-day
Lanesborough, MA–Early Morning Birding with the Hoffman Bird Club @ Mt. Greylock Visitor's Center
Jun 1 @ 6:00 am

The Hoffmann Bird Club invites all to join them on an early morning birding trip up the mountain.  It will start at the Greylock Visitor’s Center at 6 am.

Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm
Jun
2
Fri
Lanesboro, MA–Birding at BNRC’s Constitution Hill
Jun 2 @ 7:00 am

Join the Hoffmann Bird Club and Berkshire Natural Resources Council at BNRC’s Constitution Hill, Lanesboro, for a stroll at this promising birding site. We’ll walk wood roads and mowed field paths; footing is good and there are moderate elevation changes. Wear long pants and shoes; bring water and a snack.

Meet at the BNRC parking area at the end of Bridge St. in Lanesboro.

Contact Doug dbruce@bnrc.org or 413-499-0596 with questions.
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Stockbridge, MA–Focus On Rockwell: Meet Rockwell’s Models @ NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM
Jun 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Find out what it was like to pose for America’s favorite illustrator from Rockwell’s own models, who share their personal experiences.

413-298-4100

Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm
Jun
3
Sat
Richmond,MA–Birding at BNRC’s Hollow Fields
Jun 3 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Join BNRC (Berkshire Natural Resources Council), the Richmond Land Trust, and the Hoffmann Bird Club at Hollow Fields. The bird of the day is the grassland-nesting bobolink. This colorful, charismatic songbird is locally common, but you have to know where to look! Every hour on the hour, we’ll set out on a slow stroll to find the bobolink. Come any time; stay all morning, if you like. Terrain is mowed grassy paths. Bring water; we’ll supply donuts!

From the intersection of Routes 20 and 41 in Pittsfield: south on Route 41 for 2.5 miles to a right on Perry’s Peak Road. 0.4 miles on Perry’s Peak Road to the last red barn, left side of the road.

Contact Doug dbruce@bnrc.org or 413-499-0596 with questions.

Falls Village, CT– Connecticut Trails Day hike to the summit of Canaan Mountain @ Great Mountain Forest--Child's Center
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am

To register, email jean@greatmountainforest.org

Hike will be led by GMF’s forestry intern Brandon Coleman, starting at GMF’s Childs Center,

Great Barrington, MA–Celebrate National Trails Day At River Walk: Hikes, Paddle, History Walk, Children’s activity and Community Potluck Picnic
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

 

Meet at the Dubois River Garden Park (corner of Church and River Streets in Great Barrington) to explore the natural landscape through a variety of activities including hiking, paddling, history walk and a riverside activity for children.

9 am-1:30 pm–River Walk Self-guided Tour   / all welcome/ no registration necessary

Come experience the wonder of our own National Recreation Trail. Learn about how trail design and ongoing habitat reclamation are helping to filter  the storm water as it flows to the Housatonic River. Kids can actively experience the Water Cycle with a great game that helps them know where water comes  from and where it goes!

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9 a.m.–Exploring GB National Trails Paddle & Hike– Pre-registration Required / space limited

Discover two National Trails with this ambitious excursion. Canoes will be provided for a lovely Housatonic River paddle that will bring us to Kellogg Rd and the Appalachian Trail. We’ll put down our paddles and hoist on our packs for a gently upward 1.7 mile A.T hike up June Mountain to Home Road. Transport will be provided back to River Walk and the potluck picnic. You must pre-register: info@GBLand.org.  Your hosts will include Christine Ward (GBLC), Dennis Regan (HVA) and Adam Brown (ATC).

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10 to 11:30 am–Water Cycle Activity for Families– / all welcome/ no registration necessary

Come have some fun with this family water-cycle activity called “The Incredible Journey”. Children will become a drop of water and travel along the River Walk to different stations, creating a bracelet that will tell the story of their journey.

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10:30 a.m.–Stories of Work and Life on the East Bank of the Housatonic River–pre-registration appreciated.

Join Bernie Drew for a trip into history. We will learn about the first Bridge Street bridge, the old Log Homes property, 19th century land development, the rubberwear factory across from St. Peter’s Center and particularly the home of Jason and Almira Cooley, whose house is still there. The Cooley’s had more than one restaurant in town. Jason sometimes went down the hill and paddled a small boat across the river to the other shore to go to work. The journey begins at the Du Bois River Garden Park on River Walk and takes us across the river, then north on East Street, west on Cottage Street and south on Main Street. We will travel back to our starting place along River Walk. Register: info@GBLand.org

Potluck picnic at 12:30.

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Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy with Berkshire Natural Resources Council, Greenagers, Housatonic Valley Association, Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the GB Historic Society.

Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm
Stockbridge, MA–Cemetery Walk & Historic Talk “Wheels of Fortune: The Story of Stockbridge Mills”–Presented by the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives @ Stockbridge Cemetary
Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Although today Stockbridge appears to be a quiet village surrounded by farmland, in earlier times it was a thriving industrial community. On Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., volunteers from the Stockbridge Library’s Procter Museum & Archives will explore this aspect of the town’s life in a cemetery walk: Wheels of Fortune: The Story of Stockbridge Mills.

Stockbridge was home to many active mills from the 1740s to the 1900s. Come explore the many water-powered industries throughout the town. You’ll be surprised at how many mills were built and what products they made.

The walk gathers at the cemetery gate on Main Street (Route 102, Stockbridge), and takes an hour.

Parking is available at the old Town Hall, across from the gate, or on the street.

A $5.00 donation is suggested.

This is the first of four monthly walks of the Stockbridge Cemetery, June through September. Each monthly walk has a different theme. All walks take place on the first Saturday of the month, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the Stockbridge Library at 413-298-5501 or ksmarshall03@gmail.com.

Lenox, MA–Cantalina Chamber Choir Performance @ The Trinity Church
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm

 

Program–Geraldine Brooks, The Life of King David in words and song!

Join the Cantilena Chamber Choir and Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of People of the Book and March, in a concert featuring texts by and about King David. The concert will based on the book A Secret Chord, a rich and utterly absorbing novel about the life of King David. Ms. Brooks will be on hand to read selections from the novel and the choir will preform works by Handel (Saul and Zadok the Priest), Honegger (Death of David from King David), Rossi (Psalm 121), Brahms (Psalm 51 Schafe Im mir Gott) Eric Whitacre (When David Heard), and more- with full orchestra.

Adults: $30, Seniors $20. Children free.
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Lenox, MA–Cantilena Chamber Choir & Geraldine Brooks, The Life of King David in words and song! @ Trinity Church
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm

 

Join the Cantilena Chamber Choir and Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of People of the Book and March, in a concert featuring texts by and about King David. The concert will based on the book A Secret Chord, a rich and utterly absorbing novel about the life of King David. Ms. Brooks will be on hand to read selections from the novel and the choir will preform works by Tomkins & Eric Whitacre (When David Heard), Schutz (Psalmen David), Handel (Zadok the Priest), and more- with full orchestra.

Now in its thirteenth season, the Cantilena Chamber Choir is the Berkshire region’s leading a cappella group.

 

Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm
Jun
4
Sun
Monterey, MA–Birding at the Bidwell House
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the Hoffmann Bird Club, DCR Service Forestry, and Berkshire Natural Resources Council at the Bidwell House in Monterey! This walk is all about birds of the upland forest: we’ll walk the trails through Bidwell’s 200 acres of beautiful hemlock-hardwood forest. Footing is good; very moderate elevation changes. Wear sturdy shoes; bring water and a snack.

Meet at the Bidwell House: Route 23 east from Great Barrington to Monterey. In the center of Monterey Village, turn left on Tyringham Road. After 1.5 miles, turn left on Art School Road and follow for 1.0 miles to the Bidwell House.

Contact Barbara bidwellhouse@gmail.com or 528-6888 with questions.

Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 4 @ 3:00 pm
Lanesborough, MA–“The Birds of the Berkshires”, talk and slide presentation @ Bascom Lodge-Atop Mount Greylock
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ed Neumuth from the Hoffman Bird Club returns with a presentation on the birds of the Berkshires with particular emphasis on the “avian specialties” – the rarities of Mount Greylock.
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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.

Jun
5
Mon
Lanesborough, MA–Early Morning Birding with the Hoffman Bird Club @ Mount Greylock Visitor's Center
Jun 5 @ 6:00 am

meet at the Greylock Visitor Center in the parking lot at 6 a.m.

Ed Neumuth will instruct how to identify birds visually and by listening to their songs. The event will end with breakfast at Bascom Lodge–The birding event is FREE and Open to the Public, but there is a Charge for breakfast.

Jun
6
Tue
Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm
Jun
7
Wed
Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm
Jun
8
Thu
Stockbridge, MA–Presentation on Birding in the Housatonic Watershed
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Get ready for birding on the river with this evening slide presentation by Jonathan Pierce, an avid bird watcher. Discover which birds you will likely see along the Housatonic River and hear their songs. We’ll even take a look to see which birds are out singing behind the Merwin House.

FREE event!

Location–
Housatonic Valley Association
Merwin House
14 Main Street, Stockbridge MA 01262

for info, call 413-298-7024 or Email: adixon@HVATODAY.ORG

Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm
Jun
9
Fri
Stockbridge, MA–The River Art Project: Celebrate the River and Art @ Stockbridge Station
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

About the River Art Project at Stockbridge Station–
We face a time when our efforts to protect the environment and our rivers is more important than ever and water and air are of prime concern. Artist and gallerist Jim Schantz has organized an art exhibition for this summer that will honor the river. The River Art Project is an exhibition that features several nationally recognized painters who work with the river as their subject matter including; Bart Elsbach, Mary Sipp Green, Stephen Hannock, Scott Prior, and Jim Schantz.

The exhibition will take place June 9- September 4, 2017 at the Stockbridge Station gallery space.

The central mission of this exhibition project is to raise awareness of the beauty and importance of the river environment and offer opportunities to educate on how we can protect this valuable resource. The four month exhibition will include an educational component to present programs with environmentalists who can speak about protecting our water and air, and offer ways to be proactive in this regard. Additionally, half of the net proceeds of the sale of each painting will be donated equally to the Housatonic Valley Association and Riverkeeper. These organizations are actively working to protect and preserve the Housatonic and Hudson Rivers.

Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm
Great Barrington, MA–Troubadour Series Music Performance: John Gorka with Special Guest Amilia Spicer @ The Guthrie Center at the Old Trinity Church
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm

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

“Occasionally, someone like Spicer emerges out of the lists of names, stacks of CD’s, and pages of emails that is like finding a pearl in a boatload of oysters.” David Arnsberger, Sun Radio, Austin, TX
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Sharon, CT–Minor Character–Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time @ TriArts Sharon Playhouse
Jun 9 @ 8:00 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

 

Jun
10
Sat
Stockbridge, MA– Paddling and Birding on the Housatonic River
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Trip Length: 4.5 miles Level: Beginner
Join Housatonic Valley Association for a leisurely paddle and bird watching with avid birder Jonathan Pierce. This stretch of river is mostly, slow moving, flat water through Stockbridge. Bring your binoculars – Jonathan will help us see and identify the different birds we encounter along the river. Likely candidates include Baltimore Orioles, spotted
sandpiper, bank swallows, tree swallows, eastern kingbird, yellow warblers and many more!

Offered in collaboration with the Housatonic Heritage Area.

FREE! Registration is required, space is limited.
Canoes and equipment provided or register to bring your own
boat. Trip information provided upon completion of registration.

TO REGISTER, call 413-298-7024 or Email: PADDLE@HVATODAY.ORG
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Becket, MA–Jacob’s Pillow COMMUNITY DAY @ Jacob's Pillow
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A special pre-Festival event featuring performances by Berkshire County dance groups, classes, activities, and more. | FREE

A special pre-Festival event featuring performances by Berkshire County dance groups, classes, activities, and more.

Berkshire Pulse dancers perform at 12:40

Sharon, CT–Minor Character–Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time @ TriArts Sharon Playhouse
Jun 10 @ 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

 

Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 10 @ 3:00 pm
Gt. Barrington, MA–Close Encounters With Music: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm

Anonymous may have been a woman composer. Clara Schumann, Fannie Mendelssohn, Germaine Tailleferre, Maria Theresia von Paradis, Ethel Smythe, Lili Boulanger, Amy Beach, Marianna Martinez, and Augusta Holmès (120-some songs!), move from footnotes to forces in the annals of classical music as women gain the vote and their artistic voices. Extraordinary works by these fearless female composers include songs and sonatas displaying the genius of Fannie, Clara, Amy and Augusta; Tailleferre’s richly romantic Piano Trio; von Paradis’ shimmering Sicilienne; Piano Sonata in G Major by Martinez, a study in beauty and classicism, plus the Mozart four-hand piano sonata she performed with Amadeus himself. Additionally, to kick off a multi-year celebration of women in music, CEWM has commissioned a “quilt” of miniatures by composers Thea Musgrave, Tamar Muskal, Joan Tower, and Judith Zaimont, musical portraits of suffragettes and other women of valor—Smythe, Emma Lazarus, Sojourner Truth, and Candace Wheeler—who advanced the causes of everyone with their steadfastness, ingenuity and idealism.

Renana Gutman and Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano; Xiao-Dong Wang, violin; Danielle Telemantes, soprano; Yehuda Hanani, cello

Pittsfield, MA–Kunstler Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm
Great Barrington, MA–Troubadour Series Music Performance: Cole Quest & The City Pickers @ The Guthrie Center at the Old Trinity Church
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm

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

What a crack team of pickers and voices you have put together. Great dobro playing, world class harmonica … skies the limit when you get a band as good as this.” Ketch Secor / Old Crow Medicine Show
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Sharon, CT–Minor Character–Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time @ TriArts Sharon Playhouse
Jun 10 @ 8:00 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

 

Jun
11
Sun
Sharon, CT–Minor Character–Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time @ TriArts Sharon Playhouse
Jun 11 @ 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

 

Lakeville, CT–88TH SEASON OPENING CONCERT & RECEPTION @ Music Mountain
Jun 11 @ 3:00 pm

Peter Serkin, Piano
Stefan Jackiw,Violin
Jay Campbell, Cello

All Tickets: $75
Haydn: Piano Trio in G Major, Hob.XV:25, Opus 73 #2 ‘Gypsy’ (1795) (2)
Schubert: Piano Trio in B Flat Major, Opus 99, D. 898 (1827) (8)
Beethoven: Piano Trio in B Flat Major, Opus 97 ‘Archduke’ (1811) (5)

Lenox, MA–SculptureNow Exhibition Guided Tour and Opening Reception @ The Mount
Jun 11 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SculptureNow and The Mount will celebrate the SculptureNow exhibition with a reception

Exhibiting artists will give a guided tour of the show starting at 3:30 pm at the Stable.

A festive event on the Terrace will follow at 5 pm.

Reservations are encouraged. To register or for more information, please call 413-551-5100.

413-551-5111……info@edithwharton.org

Jun
14
Wed
Lanesborough, MA–“The Great American Eclipse”, talk and slide presentation @ Bascom Lodge-Atop Mount Greylock
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

On Monday August 21, 2017 a total eclipse of the Sun will trace a path across the United States from Oregon, through Nebraska, to South Carolina. Local amateur astronomers will talk about why total solar eclipses occur, how to view them, and how to plan for this spectacular, once in a lifetime event.

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.

 

Jun
15
Thu
Lee, MA–Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend @ Lee Meeting House
Jun 15 – Jun 18 all-day

Ticketed performances:

Friday – Wanda Houston and the Vermont Jazz Center Big Band with an Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration;

Saturday – The New Black Eagle Jazz Band with Duke Robillard.

For more info and tickets visit our Lee Meeting House website: leemeetinghouse.com

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Sharon, CT–Minor Character–Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time @ TriArts Sharon Playhouse
Jun 15 @ 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

 

Sharon, CT–Minor Character–Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time @ TriArts Sharon Playhouse
Jun 15 @ 7:00 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

 

Pittsfield, MA–“The Birds” Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm
Jun
16
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–“The Birds” Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm
Great Barrington, MA–Troubadour Series Music Performance: Outside the Wire @ The Guthrie Center at the Old Trinity Church
Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm

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

The Guthrie Center would like to welcome Outside the Wire to our stage. Hailing from the dry high deserts of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Outside the Wire combines elements or rock, prog, and metal to create a sound that’s both melodic, unique and driving.

Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Sharon, CT–Minor Character–Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time @ TriArts Sharon Playhouse
Jun 16 @ 8:00 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

 

Jun
17
Sat
Monterey, MA–Archaeology on Bidwell Grounds @ the Bidwell House Museum
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am

What treasures lie outside the Reverend’s door? Professor Eric Johnson, Director of Archaeological Services at UMass, Amherst, discusses the archaeological investigation at the 1760s homestead. How this work is done, examples from other 18th-century homes, and what he found at the museum.

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
Jun 17 @ 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 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.

 

Sharon, CT–Minor Character–Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time @ TriArts Sharon Playhouse
Jun 17 @ 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–TEA, TALK & BOOKSIGNING – Painting America’s Portrait: How Illustrators Created America @ NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Explore the ways that America’s visual storytellers capitalized on three decades of advances in corporate advertising and image reproduction technology to create highly dramatic and colorful images that envisioned the American dream. In his recent book, James Thompson begins with an account of World War I prior to America’s entry in April 1917, and describes the role of the Committee of Public Information, which recruited talented illustrators to rally public opinion and build support for the nation’s wartime goals. Tea and treats will be served and a booksigning will follow the program.
413-298-4100

Stockbridge, MA–The River Art Project: Riverkeeper Presentation @ Stockbridge Station
Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Presentation by Paul Gallay, President and Hudson Riverkeeper. Details to be announced.

About the River Art Project at Stockbridge Station–

We face a time when our efforts to protect the environment and our rivers is more important than ever and water and air are of prime concern. Artist and gallerist Jim Schantz has organized an art exhibition for this summer that will honor the river. The River Art Project is an exhibition that features several nationally recognized painters who work with the river as their subject matter including; Bart Elsbach, Mary Sipp Green, Stephen Hannock, Scott Prior, and Jim Schantz.

The exhibition will take place June 9- September 4,2017 at the Stockbridge Station gallery space.

The central mission of this exhibition project is to raise awareness of the beauty and importance of the river environment and offer opportunities to educate on how we can protect this valuable resource. The four month exhibition will include an educational component to present programs with environmentalists who can speak about protecting our water and air, and offer ways to be proactive in this regard. Additionally, half of the net proceeds of the sale of each painting will be donated equally to the Housatonic Valley Association and Riverkeeper. These organizations are actively working to protect and preserve the Housatonic and Hudson Rivers.
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Gt. Barrington, MA–Aston Magna Festival Performance @ Saint James Place
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm

MUSIC FOR FORBIDDEN DANCES

Sarabands, Chaconas and Tangos, Hector del Curto, bandoneon, with Aston Magna musicians
Arañes, Bach, Bertali, Merula, Purcell, Corelli and Rodriquez

 

Aston Magna is the nation’s longest running summer festival of early music, with period instruments in the hands of virtuoso performers and the finest early music vocalists.
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Falls Village, CT–The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players @ Music Mountain
Jun 17 @ 6:30 pm

Acclaimed quintet of ‘Wand’ring Minstrels’ present a delightful staged concert version of The Pirates of Penzance in one act. Act two features Company’s favorite selections from the rest of the G&S repertoire, topped off with the ever popular NYGASP tour-de-force challenge: impromptu renditions of audience requests by the cast and Artistic Director Albert Bergeret.

 

Lenox, MA–Four Voices: Joan Baez, Indigo Girls & Mary Chapin Carpenter @ Tanglewood
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm

 

The “Four Voices” tour was born from a friendship between Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Amy Ray, and Emily Saliers. Over 25 years ago, Baez invited Ray and Saliers to perform at a 1991 benefit at the Berkeley Community Theater for her human rights organization, Humanitas. Upon accepting the invitation, Ray and Saliers suggested enlisting Carpenter as well. After a successful performance, the four of them reconnected a year later at an Earth Day Celebration in Boston and at the Newport Folk Festival. Most recently, while together at Baez’s 75th birthday concert at the Beacon Theatre, they discussed the possibility of going on tour together and-one year later-the Four Voices Tour was confirmed.

Pittsfield, MA–“The Birds” Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm
Great Barrington, MA–Troubadour Series Music Performance: Billy Keane @ The Guthrie Center at the Old Trinity Church
Jun 17 @ 8:00 pm

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

Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Sharon, CT–Minor Character–Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time @ TriArts Sharon Playhouse
Jun 17 @ 8:00 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

 

Jun
18
Sun
Sharon, CT–Minor Character–Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time @ TriArts Sharon Playhouse
Jun 18 @ 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

 

Falls Village, CT–Alexander Fiterstein, Clarinet–Michael Brown, Piano–Nicholas Canellakis, Cello @ Music Mountain
Jun 18 @ 3:00 pm

Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in B Flat Major, Opus 11 (1797) (4)
Two Klezmer Works for Clarinet Trio (1)
Stutschewsky: Hasidic Fantasy (1956)
Zhurbin (Ljova): Klezmer Hora (2014)
Debussy: Premiere Rhapsody for Clarinet & Piano (1910) (1)
Brahms: Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Opus 114 (1891) (6)

Pittsfield, MA–“The Birds” Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 18 @ 3:00 pm
Lenox, MA–Jaws in Concert @ Tanglewood
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm

 

The original summer movie blockbuster, directed by Steven Spielberg, with an Academy Award®-winning score that made John Williams a household name, Jaws is the ultimate film-with-live-orchestra experience! Join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops as they perform the entire score in sync with one of the greatest motion pictures of all time.

 

Jun
20
Tue
Gt. Barrington, MA–Come to the next Circle of Sound – A Global Sound Meditation In Honor of the Summer Solstice @ The Guthrie Center at the Old Trinity Church
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring a drum, a bowl, or your own voice to join in the making of Sound, or just come to meditate on the intentions of Joy, Harmony, Acceptance, Unity and Compassion for All Beings on Mother Earth.

The Circle of Sound is a free event, but donations to the Guthrie Center are welcome!

For details and to RSVP, email mary.ommm@gmail.com
For details about the World Wide Circle of Sound events, visit:

Pittsfield, MA–“The Birds” Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm
Jun
21
Wed
Lanesborough, MA–Reading and Book Signing with: Karen Chase, author of FDR on His Houseboat, The Larooco Log, 1924-1925; and Kathryn Smith, author of The Gatekeeper. @ Bascom Lodge-Atop Mount Greylock
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Norfolk, CT–Yale Choral Artists: Whitman, Melville and Dickinson – Passions of Bloom @ Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm

Whitman, Melville and Dickinson — Passions of Bloom, commissioned this year from Martin Bresnick by the New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas. Performed by a professional choir and ensemble directed by Yale Glee Club Director, Jeffrey Douma.
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Music in Norfolk has a long and vibrant history, dating back 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 21 @ 7:30 pm
Becket, MA–MIAMI CITY BALLET Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 21 @ 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.

 

 

Becket, MA–JONAH BOKAER CHOREOGRAPHY Dance Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 21 @ 8:15 pm
Jun
22
Thu
Becket, MA–MIAMI CITY BALLET Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 22 @ 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 22 @ 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

 

Sharon, CT–Minor Character–Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time @ TriArts Sharon Playhouse
Jun 22 @ 7:00 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

 

Pittsfield, MA–“The Birds” Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm
Becket, MA–MIAMI CITY BALLET Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 22 @ 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.