Events

Event Calendar for The Berkshires and Litchfield County

Aug
21
Wed
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – NEW! Nature Walks for Health and Happiness
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox MA
Audience: Adult Members: Free for members Nonmembers: $5.00
A relaxing walk in the woods can be the perfect way find balance in your life. Bess will help you connect with the natural world while you explore the trails at Pleasant Valley. Curiosity will set the pace for these leisurely nature walks.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Lanesboro, MA–“Wintergreen” (Folk music by this local trio) @ Bascom Lodge at the Summit of Mt. Greylock
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS
A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, 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. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS
EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND
VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY

Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Evening at the Beaver Ponds
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox MA
Audience: All (suitable for children 3 & up)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00 Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00
Visit our beaver ponds with a naturalist, and search for beavers and other animals attracted to these rich wetlands. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to change the valley’s landscape 85 years after their reintroduction to the area.
Be prepared to walk to the lower beaver pond.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 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 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–BOSTON BALLET Performance, FEATURING: LIVE MUSIC @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm

“Nothing less than brilliant” (The Boston Globe), Boston Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over a decade, performing work by choreographic and visual artist William Forsythe, currently in a five-year artistic partnership with the Company, classics by Russian choreographer Leonid Yakobson, and resident choreographer Jorma Elo’s Bach Cello Suites.

Under the artistic directorship of Mikko Nissinen since 2001, Boston Ballet is recognized worldwide for repertoire that is “one of the most eclectic in the country” (The New York Times). As New England’s first professional ballet company with a Pillow history dating to the company’s infancy in 1962, Boston Ballet has mesmerized audiences for over five decades, presenting classical evening-length ballets as well as innovative contemporary works.

www.jacobspillow.org/festival/ticketed-performances/

Lenox, MA–Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra @ Tanglewood
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm

Huichang Yan, conductor
With its roots in the musical heritage of its homeland, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra is a cultural phenomenon: an ensemble of more than 80 players, performing on traditional Chinese instruments placed in a Western orchestral configuration. The orchestra has built a repertoire that includes not only time-honored Chinese music but also contemporary works, many composed especially for the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra by some of the leading composers of our time. This is one of only two U.S. engagements on the ensemble’s 2019 international tour.

617-266-1492

Becket, MA–URBAN BUSH WOMEN Performance, FEATURING LIVE MUSIC @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 21 @ 8:15 pm

In this choreographic riff, Urban Bush Women returns to Jacob’s Pillow drawing inspiration from the musical life and spiritual journey of legendary composer and saxophonist John Coltrane. “…More than a tribute to a jazz icon. It immerses the audience in what it is to be an artist” (The Washington Post), Walking with ‘Trane highlights the ensemble’s genuine movement to a score inspired by the iconic album A Love Supreme.

Celebrating their 35th anniversary, the revolutionary Urban Bush Women seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance, founded by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, recipient of the 2017 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement.

 

 

 

Aug
22
Thu
Becket, MA–BOSTON BALLET Performance, FEATURING: LIVE MUSIC @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm

“Nothing less than brilliant” (The Boston Globe), Boston Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over a decade, performing work by choreographic and visual artist William Forsythe, currently in a five-year artistic partnership with the Company, classics by Russian choreographer Leonid Yakobson, and resident choreographer Jorma Elo’s Bach Cello Suites.

Under the artistic directorship of Mikko Nissinen since 2001, Boston Ballet is recognized worldwide for repertoire that is “one of the most eclectic in the country” (The New York Times). As New England’s first professional ballet company with a Pillow history dating to the company’s infancy in 1962, Boston Ballet has mesmerized audiences for over five decades, presenting classical evening-length ballets as well as innovative contemporary works.

www.jacobspillow.org/festival/ticketed-performances/

Becket, MA–Guided Tour @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm

Every Thursday & Saturday at 5:30 pm

Learn about the history and legends of Jacob’s Pillow on a free 30-minute guided tour of the National Historic Landmark grounds. The Pillow is a treasured National Historic Landmark, named so for its place in American culture and history, and is a site on the Upper Housatonic Valley’s African American Heritage Trail. Discover the history and legends of the Pillow’s beautiful and historic grounds during 30-minute walking tours led by Jacob’s Pillow staff and interns. Start from the Welcome Center, which is located next to the Ted Shawn Theatre.

 

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Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Housatonic Evening Paddle
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: New Lenox Road, Lenox
Audience: All (suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $25.00, Child $25.00 Nonmembers: Adult $35.00, Child $35.00
Evening is the perfect time to look for wildlife. We’ll leisurely explore the rich wetland of the Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in the hours before dusk, find a cove to come together in, and enjoy refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings.
Please support our efforts of reducing plastic waste by bringing your own reusable water bottle.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 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 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–BOSTON BALLET Performance, FEATURING: LIVE MUSIC @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm

“Nothing less than brilliant” (The Boston Globe), Boston Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over a decade, performing work by choreographic and visual artist William Forsythe, currently in a five-year artistic partnership with the Company, classics by Russian choreographer Leonid Yakobson, and resident choreographer Jorma Elo’s Bach Cello Suites.

Under the artistic directorship of Mikko Nissinen since 2001, Boston Ballet is recognized worldwide for repertoire that is “one of the most eclectic in the country” (The New York Times). As New England’s first professional ballet company with a Pillow history dating to the company’s infancy in 1962, Boston Ballet has mesmerized audiences for over five decades, presenting classical evening-length ballets as well as innovative contemporary works.

www.jacobspillow.org/festival/ticketed-performances/

Becket, MA–URBAN BUSH WOMEN Performance, FEATURING LIVE MUSIC @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 22 @ 8:15 pm

In this choreographic riff, Urban Bush Women returns to Jacob’s Pillow drawing inspiration from the musical life and spiritual journey of legendary composer and saxophonist John Coltrane. “…More than a tribute to a jazz icon. It immerses the audience in what it is to be an artist” (The Washington Post), Walking with ‘Trane highlights the ensemble’s genuine movement to a score inspired by the iconic album A Love Supreme.

Celebrating their 35th anniversary, the revolutionary Urban Bush Women seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance, founded by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, recipient of the 2017 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement.

 

 

 

Aug
23
Fri
Salisbury, CT–Hike on the Appalachian Trail:   Mount Race, Sage, Ravine, and Bear Mountain (NEED TO CALL LEADER TO FIND OUT CORRECT START TIME)
Aug 23 @ 8:30 am

Registration is required for this hike. Please contact the leader to register. Hiking “Southbound” along the AT, over Mount Race, down into Sage’s Ravine and up over Bear Mountain, your effort will be rewarded handsomely by magnificent views on this hike. With a distance of just under 10 miles and elevation change over 3000 feet, hikers need to be well-conditioned. Expect to maintain a steady pace, with stops for views along the way. Bring 2-3 liters water, snacks, lunch and extra clothing as indicated by the local weather conditions. Meet at the Undermountain trail parking lot on Route 41 in Salisbury. We will carpool to the Race Brook Falls trailhead to begin our hike and return to the parking lot on the Undermountain trail. Co-leader welcome.

Leader: Kathleen Miller, ctmurph01@gmail.com  

Pittsfield, MA–Mass Audubon – Evening Nighthawk Watch
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Pittsfield, MA
Audience: All (suitable for children 0 & up) Fee: Free
Spend the evening searching the sky for migrating nighthawks at Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary. Watch for these beautiful aerial acrobats catching insects on the wing and enjoy the evening outdoors with family. Bring binoculars and a lawn chair. Suggested donation: $5/person*
Located at the Community Gardens on Williams St, Pittsfield
*Free for Canoe Meadows Community Garden members.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 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 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–BOSTON BALLET Performance, FEATURING: LIVE MUSIC @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm

“Nothing less than brilliant” (The Boston Globe), Boston Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over a decade, performing work by choreographic and visual artist William Forsythe, currently in a five-year artistic partnership with the Company, classics by Russian choreographer Leonid Yakobson, and resident choreographer Jorma Elo’s Bach Cello Suites.

Under the artistic directorship of Mikko Nissinen since 2001, Boston Ballet is recognized worldwide for repertoire that is “one of the most eclectic in the country” (The New York Times). As New England’s first professional ballet company with a Pillow history dating to the company’s infancy in 1962, Boston Ballet has mesmerized audiences for over five decades, presenting classical evening-length ballets as well as innovative contemporary works.

www.jacobspillow.org/festival/ticketed-performances/

Gt. Barrington, MA–Chris Thomas King performs @ The Guthrie Center
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm

A rare opportunity to experience Blues at a level not often heard. “Not only is he a triple threat musician – a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist – King is an actor and business entrepreneur. His most famous role was portraying historic bluesman Tommy Johnson in the popular Coen Brothers film ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou’ and his work on the soundtrack CD won him a Grammy …”. Chicago Blues Guide
Tickets: $35.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $30.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.
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Lenox, MA–Boston Symphony Orchestra @ Tanglewood (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm

Yu-An Chang conducts Mendelssohn, Ravel and Schubert featuring pianist Ingrid Fliter
Ingrid Fliter, piano
MENDELSSOHN Overture to A Midsummer
Nights Dream
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 2

617-266-1492
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Becket, MA–URBAN BUSH WOMEN Performance, FEATURING LIVE MUSIC @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 23 @ 8:15 pm

In this choreographic riff, Urban Bush Women returns to Jacob’s Pillow drawing inspiration from the musical life and spiritual journey of legendary composer and saxophonist John Coltrane. “…More than a tribute to a jazz icon. It immerses the audience in what it is to be an artist” (The Washington Post), Walking with ‘Trane highlights the ensemble’s genuine movement to a score inspired by the iconic album A Love Supreme.

Celebrating their 35th anniversary, the revolutionary Urban Bush Women seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance, founded by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, recipient of the 2017 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement.

 

 

 

Aug
24
Sat
East Canaan, CT–Guided Tours of Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument @ Beckley Furnace
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tyringham, MA–History Talk – O Bubble blast, how long can’st last?”: An Unhappy Marriage in Puritan Boston @ Tyringham Union Church
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am

A talk by author Allegra DiBonaventura. Hear the remarkable story of the marriage of Edward and Hannah Lane in 1650’s Boston. Hannah, a wealthy heiress and child abandoned by her divorced parents, was just seventeen when she married Edward, a merchant twenty years her senior. But it only took a few disastrous days in the marital bed for her to realize that her marriage simply would not work. In a world where wives were expected to be obedient “helpmeets” with few legal rights exclusive of their husbands, Hannah had the audacity to sue for annulment, only to change her mind within two years. Seeking the domestic bliss that had eluded her parents would lead her take on the puritan legal establishment, and her ultimate triumph would be as improbable as it was extraordinary.

Members: $10. Non-members: $15. 10 a.m. 8/24

The Bidwell House Museum
100 Art School Road, Monterey, MA 01245
413-528-6888
email: bidwellhouse@gmail.com
www.bidwellhousemuseum.org

Sheffield, MA–Mass Audubon – Fantastic Fungi
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Sheffield, MA
Audience: Adult Members: $8.00 Nonmembers: $12.00
Discover the mystical world of fungi as we examine mushrooms big and small, edible and poisonous, on a walk around the sanctuary. We’ll explore mushrooms as the architecture of the forest floor. From tree communication to culinary delights, fungi play many roles and are endlessly fun to explore! Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Becket, MA–BOSTON BALLET Performance, FEATURING: LIVE MUSIC @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm

“Nothing less than brilliant” (The Boston Globe), Boston Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over a decade, performing work by choreographic and visual artist William Forsythe, currently in a five-year artistic partnership with the Company, classics by Russian choreographer Leonid Yakobson, and resident choreographer Jorma Elo’s Bach Cello Suites.

Under the artistic directorship of Mikko Nissinen since 2001, Boston Ballet is recognized worldwide for repertoire that is “one of the most eclectic in the country” (The New York Times). As New England’s first professional ballet company with a Pillow history dating to the company’s infancy in 1962, Boston Ballet has mesmerized audiences for over five decades, presenting classical evening-length ballets as well as innovative contemporary works.

www.jacobspillow.org/festival/ticketed-performances/

Pittsfield, MA–“George Gershwin Alone” Performance @ THE COLONIAL THEATRE
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm

This celebrated one-man play features acclaimed actor, playwright and accomplished pianist, Hershey Felder rendering an intimate portrait of George Gershwin’s personal life and artistic genius. Widely regarded as the man who brought jazz into the concert hall, Gershwin changed the musical landscape forever. Packed with Gershwin’s legendary songbook, George Gershwin Alone features delightful classics such as “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” songs from Porgy and Bess and An American in Paris, and a complete performance of “Rhapsody in Blue.” Directed by Joel Zwick (Broadway: George Gershwin Alone, Dance With Me; Film: My Big Fat Greek Wedding; TV: Laverne & Shirley, Full House, Perfect Strangers, Family Matters).

Tickets: $50

 

Becket, MA–URBAN BUSH WOMEN Performance, FEATURING LIVE MUSIC @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 24 @ 2:15 pm

In this choreographic riff, Urban Bush Women returns to Jacob’s Pillow drawing inspiration from the musical life and spiritual journey of legendary composer and saxophonist John Coltrane. “…More than a tribute to a jazz icon. It immerses the audience in what it is to be an artist” (The Washington Post), Walking with ‘Trane highlights the ensemble’s genuine movement to a score inspired by the iconic album A Love Supreme.

Celebrating their 35th anniversary, the revolutionary Urban Bush Women seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance, founded by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, recipient of the 2017 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement.

 

 

 

Falls Village, CT–Galvanized Jazz Band @ Music Mountain Festival
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm

The “Best Jazz Band in the State” (Connecticut Magazine) “gets your blood running” (Jazzbeat) with hot Dixieland, New Orleans Jazz, and more.
http://www.musicmountain.org/upcoming-concerts
Box Office: (860) 824-7126
Email: info@musicmountain.org
Music Mountain Festival

Becket, MA–Guided Tour @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm

Every Thursday & Saturday at 5:30 pm

Learn about the history and legends of Jacob’s Pillow on a free 30-minute guided tour of the National Historic Landmark grounds. The Pillow is a treasured National Historic Landmark, named so for its place in American culture and history, and is a site on the Upper Housatonic Valley’s African American Heritage Trail. Discover the history and legends of the Pillow’s beautiful and historic grounds during 30-minute walking tours led by Jacob’s Pillow staff and interns. Start from the Welcome Center, which is located next to the Ted Shawn Theatre.

 

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BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 24 @ 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 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–BOSTON BALLET Performance, FEATURING: LIVE MUSIC @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm

“Nothing less than brilliant” (The Boston Globe), Boston Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over a decade, performing work by choreographic and visual artist William Forsythe, currently in a five-year artistic partnership with the Company, classics by Russian choreographer Leonid Yakobson, and resident choreographer Jorma Elo’s Bach Cello Suites.

Under the artistic directorship of Mikko Nissinen since 2001, Boston Ballet is recognized worldwide for repertoire that is “one of the most eclectic in the country” (The New York Times). As New England’s first professional ballet company with a Pillow history dating to the company’s infancy in 1962, Boston Ballet has mesmerized audiences for over five decades, presenting classical evening-length ballets as well as innovative contemporary works.

www.jacobspillow.org/festival/ticketed-performances/

Gt. Barrington, MA–The Slambovian Circus of Dreams @ The Guthrie Center
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm

When we first had the Slambovians here at the Guthrie Center, we asked them if they would always come back. They agreed. There is an honesty and integrity in the best music. There is the same in the best people. They are both. And we are honored, pleased, happy, to have the Slambovian contingent here, once again, at the Guthrie Center. If you want a truly special and fun evening – be here on this night.
Tickets: $30.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.
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Lenox, MA–Boston Pops: John Williams’ Film Night @ Tanglewood
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm

John Williams, host
John Williams’ Film Night has long been established as one of the Tanglewood calendar’s most anticipated and beloved evenings. Join Mr. Williams as he introduces this year’s celebration of the music of Hollywood and beyond, featuring the Boston Pops and conductor David Newman.

617-266-1492

Pittsfield, MA–“George Gershwin Alone” Performance @ THE COLONIAL THEATRE
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm

This celebrated one-man play features acclaimed actor, playwright and accomplished pianist, Hershey Felder rendering an intimate portrait of George Gershwin’s personal life and artistic genius. Widely regarded as the man who brought jazz into the concert hall, Gershwin changed the musical landscape forever. Packed with Gershwin’s legendary songbook, George Gershwin Alone features delightful classics such as “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” songs from Porgy and Bess and An American in Paris, and a complete performance of “Rhapsody in Blue.” Directed by Joel Zwick (Broadway: George Gershwin Alone, Dance With Me; Film: My Big Fat Greek Wedding; TV: Laverne & Shirley, Full House, Perfect Strangers, Family Matters).

Tickets: $50

Becket, MA–URBAN BUSH WOMEN Performance, FEATURING LIVE MUSIC @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 24 @ 8:15 pm

In this choreographic riff, Urban Bush Women returns to Jacob’s Pillow drawing inspiration from the musical life and spiritual journey of legendary composer and saxophonist John Coltrane. “…More than a tribute to a jazz icon. It immerses the audience in what it is to be an artist” (The Washington Post), Walking with ‘Trane highlights the ensemble’s genuine movement to a score inspired by the iconic album A Love Supreme.

Celebrating their 35th anniversary, the revolutionary Urban Bush Women seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance, founded by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, recipient of the 2017 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement.

 

 

 

Aug
25
Sun
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Canoeing the Housatonic River
Aug 25 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Location: New Lenox Road, Lenox
Audience: All (suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $25.00, Child $25.00 Nonmembers: Adult $35.00, Child $35.00
This leisurely paddle will take us through the ecologically rich Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in Lenox. We’ll watch for swallows, herons, kingfishers, muskrats, and signs of beavers along the scenic and meandering Housatonic River and learn about why the waterway is the natural heart of the Berkshires.
Please support our efforts of reducing plastic waste by bringing your own reusable water bottle.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Sandisfield, MA–Clam River Hike, with the Berkshire Natural Resources Council
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

moderate pace, moderate elevation changes

Description: Enjoy the dark hemlock forests and incredible views of the Clam River on this 4-mile hike. We’ll meet at the Sandisfield Town Hall Annex on Rt. 57 (66 Sandisfield Road) and walk the woods road trail to the new Hammertown loop and returning. Please bring lunch/snack, water, and sturdy footwear.

Directions:
66 Sandisfield Rd, Sandisfield, MA 01255

From Great Barrington, head east on Rt. 23 towards Monterey. Take a right onto Rt. 183/Rt. 57 towards New Marlborough. After passing the Old Inn on the Green in New Marlborough, stay left on Rt. 57. Follow Rt. 57 into Sandisfield. Go past Hammertown Road (on your left) and then turn into the Sandisfield Town Hall Annex on the left hand side. If you get to the intersection with Rt. 8, you’ve gone too far.

From Pittsfield: Take Route 20 East through Lee. After passing under the Mass Pike, turn right on Route 102 and then take an immediate left onto Tyringham Road. Continue straight across Route 23 onto Town Hill Road. Follow this until it intersects with Route 57 in Sandisfield. Turn left onto 57, heading east. Continue on Route 57 for 1.5 miles and park on the left at the Sandisfield Town Hall Annex, which is the former Sandisfield School. Enter the woods at the east edge of the parking lot.

Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 (M-F, 9-5) with any questions regarding the Landkeepers Upcoming Hikes & Events. Severe weather will cancel the event.

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Becket, MA–URBAN BUSH WOMEN Performance, FEATURING LIVE MUSIC @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 25 @ 2:15 pm

In this choreographic riff, Urban Bush Women returns to Jacob’s Pillow drawing inspiration from the musical life and spiritual journey of legendary composer and saxophonist John Coltrane. “…More than a tribute to a jazz icon. It immerses the audience in what it is to be an artist” (The Washington Post), Walking with ‘Trane highlights the ensemble’s genuine movement to a score inspired by the iconic album A Love Supreme.

Celebrating their 35th anniversary, the revolutionary Urban Bush Women seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance, founded by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, recipient of the 2017 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement.

 

 

 

Lenox, MA–Boston Symphony Orchestra @ Tanglewood (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
Aug 25 @ 2:30 pm

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Beethoven)
James Burton, conductor (Schoenberg)
Nicole Cabell, soprano
J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Morris Robinson, bass
Tanglewood Festival Chorus, James Burton, conductor
SCHOENBERG Friede auf Erde (Peace on Earth), for unaccompanied chorus
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9

617-266-1492

Falls Village, CT–Cassatt String Quartet @ Music Mountain Festival
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm

Paul Katz, Cello; Pei Shan, Piano MOZART: Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, K. 493 (1786) BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in B Flat Major, Op. 18 #6 (1800) BRAHMS: Cello Quintet in F Minor (1862) (precursor of Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34, arr. Anssi Karttunen)
http://www.musicmountain.org/upcoming-concerts
Box Office: (860) 824-7126
Email: info@musicmountain.org
Music Mountain Festival

Mt. Greylock, Lanesboro/Adams, MA– Wildlands and Woodlands (Bascom Lodge talk & dine presentation) @ Bascom Lodge at the Summit of Mt. Greylock
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Presentation about new research showing that protected open space not only preserves critical ecosystems, but  also provides health, climate, and economic benefits to our communities.
6-7pm.              Free and Open to the Public

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, 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. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.

Aug
27
Tue
Lenox, MA–Summer Tear & Talk Series: Daniel Czitrom on New York Exposed: A Gilded Age Police Scandal @ ventfort hall
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm

Prof. Daniel Czitrom latest book New York Exposed: The Gilded Age Police Scandal That Launched the Progressive Movement reveals several key themes that resonate today: vote fraud and suppression, police brutality, stubborn resilience of partisan politics and anti-urbanism in American life during the early 1890s involving the NY Police Department and Tammany Hall. Explosive charges and a crusade leveled against them rooted out corrupt cops and crooked politicians.

Reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited. Cost is $28.00 with an advance registration and $32.00 the day of. Member cost is $28.00.
Call us at (413) 637-3206 for reservations.
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Lenox, MA–Tea & Talk: New York Exposed: A Gilded Age Police Scandal @ ventfort hall
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm

Prof. Daniel Czitrom latest book New York Exposed: The Gilded Age Police Scandal That Launched the Progressive Movement reveals several key themes that resonate today: vote fraud and suppression, police brutality, stubborn resilience of partisan politics and anti-urbanism in American life during the early 1890s involving the NY Police Department and Tammany Hall. Explosive charges and a crusade leveled against them rooted out corrupt cops and crooked politicians.

Cost to attend is $28 with an advance reservation and $32 the day of the event. Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited. For reservations call us at 413-637-3206.

Pittsfield, MA–“George Gershwin Alone” Performance @ THE COLONIAL THEATRE
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm

This celebrated one-man play features acclaimed actor, playwright and accomplished pianist, Hershey Felder rendering an intimate portrait of George Gershwin’s personal life and artistic genius. Widely regarded as the man who brought jazz into the concert hall, Gershwin changed the musical landscape forever. Packed with Gershwin’s legendary songbook, George Gershwin Alone features delightful classics such as “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” songs from Porgy and Bess and An American in Paris, and a complete performance of “Rhapsody in Blue.” Directed by Joel Zwick (Broadway: George Gershwin Alone, Dance With Me; Film: My Big Fat Greek Wedding; TV: Laverne & Shirley, Full House, Perfect Strangers, Family Matters).

Tickets: $50

Aug
28
Wed
Pittsfield, MA–“George Gershwin Alone” Performance @ THE COLONIAL THEATRE
Aug 28 @ 2:00 pm

This celebrated one-man play features acclaimed actor, playwright and accomplished pianist, Hershey Felder rendering an intimate portrait of George Gershwin’s personal life and artistic genius. Widely regarded as the man who brought jazz into the concert hall, Gershwin changed the musical landscape forever. Packed with Gershwin’s legendary songbook, George Gershwin Alone features delightful classics such as “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” songs from Porgy and Bess and An American in Paris, and a complete performance of “Rhapsody in Blue.” Directed by Joel Zwick (Broadway: George Gershwin Alone, Dance With Me; Film: My Big Fat Greek Wedding; TV: Laverne & Shirley, Full House, Perfect Strangers, Family Matters).

Tickets: $50

 

Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Evening at the Beaver Ponds
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox MA
Audience: All (suitable for children 3 & up)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00 Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00
Visit our beaver ponds with a naturalist, and search for beavers and other animals attracted to these rich wetlands. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to change the valley’s landscape 85 years after their reintroduction to the area.
Be prepared to walk to the lower beaver pond.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Pittsfield, MA–“George Gershwin Alone” Performance @ THE COLONIAL THEATRE
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm

This celebrated one-man play features acclaimed actor, playwright and accomplished pianist, Hershey Felder rendering an intimate portrait of George Gershwin’s personal life and artistic genius. Widely regarded as the man who brought jazz into the concert hall, Gershwin changed the musical landscape forever. Packed with Gershwin’s legendary songbook, George Gershwin Alone features delightful classics such as “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” songs from Porgy and Bess and An American in Paris, and a complete performance of “Rhapsody in Blue.” Directed by Joel Zwick (Broadway: George Gershwin Alone, Dance With Me; Film: My Big Fat Greek Wedding; TV: Laverne & Shirley, Full House, Perfect Strangers, Family Matters).

Tickets: $50

Aug
29
Thu
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Housatonic Evening Paddle
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: New Lenox Road, Lenox
Audience: All (suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $25.00, Child $25.00 Nonmembers: Adult $35.00, Child $35.00
Evening is the perfect time to look for wildlife. We’ll leisurely explore the rich wetland of the Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in the hours before dusk, find a cove to come together in, and enjoy refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings.
Please support our efforts of reducing plastic waste by bringing your own reusable water bottle.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Pittsfield, MA–“George Gershwin Alone” Performance @ THE COLONIAL THEATRE
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm

This celebrated one-man play features acclaimed actor, playwright and accomplished pianist, Hershey Felder rendering an intimate portrait of George Gershwin’s personal life and artistic genius. Widely regarded as the man who brought jazz into the concert hall, Gershwin changed the musical landscape forever. Packed with Gershwin’s legendary songbook, George Gershwin Alone features delightful classics such as “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” songs from Porgy and Bess and An American in Paris, and a complete performance of “Rhapsody in Blue.” Directed by Joel Zwick (Broadway: George Gershwin Alone, Dance With Me; Film: My Big Fat Greek Wedding; TV: Laverne & Shirley, Full House, Perfect Strangers, Family Matters).

Tickets: $50

Aug
30
Fri
Gt. Barrington, MA–Joe Crookston performs @ The Guthrie Center
Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm

“A song needs to be more than good, it needs to be good for something.” That’s Joe Crookston’s favorite Woody Guthrie quotation. Joe Crookston is not just a folksinger, not just a versatile musician with his Martin OM 28, his fiddle, his slide guitar or banjo. He’s a storyteller, carrying on Woody’s work of telling the story of America, song by song. There is no way but up when Joe takes the stage. An inspiring musician and songwriter, Joe is also a great person. We hope you’ll be here for what will, always is, a very special evening.
Tickets: $25.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.
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Pittsfield, MA–“George Gershwin Alone” Performance @ THE COLONIAL THEATRE
Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm

This celebrated one-man play features acclaimed actor, playwright and accomplished pianist, Hershey Felder rendering an intimate portrait of George Gershwin’s personal life and artistic genius. Widely regarded as the man who brought jazz into the concert hall, Gershwin changed the musical landscape forever. Packed with Gershwin’s legendary songbook, George Gershwin Alone features delightful classics such as “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” songs from Porgy and Bess and An American in Paris, and a complete performance of “Rhapsody in Blue.” Directed by Joel Zwick (Broadway: George Gershwin Alone, Dance With Me; Film: My Big Fat Greek Wedding; TV: Laverne & Shirley, Full House, Perfect Strangers, Family Matters).

Tickets: $50

Sharon, CT–Nunsense stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm

also Saturday, August 31 sept 5, 7, 12, 14 at 2 PM

Sunday, September 1, 8, 15 at 3 PM

Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. The remaining “Little Hobos” parade their talents at a variety show staged to raise funds so that the last four of the dearly departed can be buried.

The score pulses with merriment and an unabashed desire to make you laugh, with songs and spontaneous comic interludes paced at break-neck speed. Amid the merriment is a riotous audience participation quiz that has everyone rolling in the aisles, Nunsense offers a cornucopia of hilarity for the whole family, proving conclusively that nun rhymes with fun!

Call the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)
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Aug
31
Sat
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Canoeing the Housatonic River
Aug 31 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Location: New Lenox Road, Lenox
Audience: All (suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $25.00, Child $25.00 Nonmembers: Adult $35.00, Child $35.00
This leisurely paddle will take us through the ecologically rich Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in Lenox. We’ll watch for swallows, herons, kingfishers, muskrats, and signs of beavers along the scenic and meandering Housatonic River and learn about why the waterway is the natural heart of the Berkshires.
Please support our efforts of reducing plastic waste by bringing your own reusable water bottle.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

East Canaan, CT–Guided Tours of Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument @ Beckley Furnace
Aug 31 @ 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.

Monterey, MA–Retracing Native Histories on the Landscape – Guided Walk @ The Bidwell House Museum
Aug 31 @ 1:00 pm

Join guide Rob Hoogs to explore a new interpretive trail as you retrace the steps of the Native Americans—specifically the local Stockbridge Band of the Mohican Tribe—who lived and hunted in this area for thousands of years. Non-Members: $10. Children and Members are free. A guided tour of the house can be added before or after the guided walk. The price for the walk and tour together will be $15 for non-members.

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

Sheffield, MA–Mass Audubon – Fantastic Fungi
Aug 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Sheffield, MA
Audience: Adult Members: $8.00 Nonmembers: $12.00
Discover the mystical world of fungi as we examine mushrooms big and small, edible and poisonous, on a walk around the sanctuary. We’ll explore mushrooms as the architecture of the forest floor. From tree communication to culinary delights, fungi play many roles and are endlessly fun to explore! Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Pittsfield, MA–“George Gershwin Alone” Performance @ THE COLONIAL THEATRE
Aug 31 @ 2:00 pm

This celebrated one-man play features acclaimed actor, playwright and accomplished pianist, Hershey Felder rendering an intimate portrait of George Gershwin’s personal life and artistic genius. Widely regarded as the man who brought jazz into the concert hall, Gershwin changed the musical landscape forever. Packed with Gershwin’s legendary songbook, George Gershwin Alone features delightful classics such as “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” songs from Porgy and Bess and An American in Paris, and a complete performance of “Rhapsody in Blue.” Directed by Joel Zwick (Broadway: George Gershwin Alone, Dance With Me; Film: My Big Fat Greek Wedding; TV: Laverne & Shirley, Full House, Perfect Strangers, Family Matters).

Tickets: $50

 

Sharon, CT–Nunsense stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Aug 31 @ 2:00 pm

Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. The remaining “Little Hobos” parade their talents at a variety show staged to raise funds so that the last four of the dearly departed can be buried.

The score pulses with merriment and an unabashed desire to make you laugh, with songs and spontaneous comic interludes paced at break-neck speed. Amid the merriment is a riotous audience participation quiz that has everyone rolling in the aisles, Nunsense offers a cornucopia of hilarity for the whole family, proving conclusively that nun rhymes with fun!

Call the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)
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Falls Village, CT–Shanghai Quartet @ Music Mountain Festival
Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm

HAYDN: String Quartet in G Major, Op. 77 #1 (1799) PENDERECKI: String Quartet #3 “Leaves of an unwritten diary” (2008) BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132 (1825)

Box Office: (860) 824-7126
Email: info@musicmountain.org
Music Mountain Festival

Gt. Barrington, MA–The Berkshire Ramblers @ The Guthrie Center
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm

The Guthrie Center is proud and grateful to have the Berkshire Ramblers in concert! They are great friends and perform a very special and fun show! Join us for what is always a totally enjoyable night!”
Tickets: $25.00. All proceeds to benefit The Guthrie Center.
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.
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Pittsfield, MA–“George Gershwin Alone” Performance @ THE COLONIAL THEATRE
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm

This celebrated one-man play features acclaimed actor, playwright and accomplished pianist, Hershey Felder rendering an intimate portrait of George Gershwin’s personal life and artistic genius. Widely regarded as the man who brought jazz into the concert hall, Gershwin changed the musical landscape forever. Packed with Gershwin’s legendary songbook, George Gershwin Alone features delightful classics such as “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” songs from Porgy and Bess and An American in Paris, and a complete performance of “Rhapsody in Blue.” Directed by Joel Zwick (Broadway: George Gershwin Alone, Dance With Me; Film: My Big Fat Greek Wedding; TV: Laverne & Shirley, Full House, Perfect Strangers, Family Matters).

Tickets: $50

Sharon, CT–Nunsense stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm

also Saturday, August 31 sept 5, 7, 12, 14 at 2 PM

Sunday, September 1, 8, 15 at 3 PM

Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. The remaining “Little Hobos” parade their talents at a variety show staged to raise funds so that the last four of the dearly departed can be buried.

The score pulses with merriment and an unabashed desire to make you laugh, with songs and spontaneous comic interludes paced at break-neck speed. Amid the merriment is a riotous audience participation quiz that has everyone rolling in the aisles, Nunsense offers a cornucopia of hilarity for the whole family, proving conclusively that nun rhymes with fun!

Call the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)
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Sep
1
Sun
Falls Village, CT–Labor Day Benefit Concert & Reception: Shanghai Quartet @ Music Mountain Festival
Sep 1 @ 3:00 pm

Shanghai Quartet – Todd Crow, Piano BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in G Major, Op. 18 #2 (1799) FRANK BRIDGE: Novelletten (1904) BRAHMS: Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26 (1861)
http://www.musicmountain.org/upcoming-concerts
Box Office: (860) 824-7126
Email: info@musicmountain.

Sharon, CT–Nunsense stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Sep 1 @ 3:00 pm

also Saturday, August 31 sept 5, 7, 12, 14 at 2 PM

Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. The remaining “Little Hobos” parade their talents at a variety show staged to raise funds so that the last four of the dearly departed can be buried.

The score pulses with merriment and an unabashed desire to make you laugh, with songs and spontaneous comic interludes paced at break-neck speed. Amid the merriment is a riotous audience participation quiz that has everyone rolling in the aisles, Nunsense offers a cornucopia of hilarity for the whole family, proving conclusively that nun rhymes with fun!

Call the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)
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Lanesboro, MA–“Marafanyi” performance
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

(Drumming and singing by this all female troupe), 6-7pm.

Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS
A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, 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. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS
EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND
VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.

Sep
3
Tue
Lenox, MA–Summer Tear & Talk Series: George Bisacca, His Life, His Way @ ventfort hall
Sep 3 @ 4:00 pm

George Bisacca: His Life, His Way” presented by Berkshire native and reporter Steve Crowe will renew memories of Eastover Resort’s founder. The beloved subject – there is an accompanying book – was known for his lavish July 4th parade floats, his herds of bison and longhorn steer, his cannon finales for The 1812 Overture at Tanglewood and his generous support of the community. Crowe’s interview notes, stored in a shoe box for nearly 40 years, were the basis for the memoir.

Reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited. Cost is $28.00 with an advance registration and $32.00 the day of. Member cost is $28.00.
Call us at (413) 637-3206 for reservations.

 

Sep
5
Thu
Sharon, CT–Nunsense stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Sep 5 @ 2:00 pm

Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. The remaining “Little Hobos” parade their talents at a variety show staged to raise funds so that the last four of the dearly departed can be buried.

The score pulses with merriment and an unabashed desire to make you laugh, with songs and spontaneous comic interludes paced at break-neck speed. Amid the merriment is a riotous audience participation quiz that has everyone rolling in the aisles, Nunsense offers a cornucopia of hilarity for the whole family, proving conclusively that nun rhymes with fun!

Call the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)
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Sep
6
Fri
Sharon, CT–Nunsense stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Sep 6 @ 8:00 pm

also Saturday, August 31 sept 5, 7, 12, 14 at 2 PM

Sunday, September 1, 8, 15 at 3 PM

Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. The remaining “Little Hobos” parade their talents at a variety show staged to raise funds so that the last four of the dearly departed can be buried.

The score pulses with merriment and an unabashed desire to make you laugh, with songs and spontaneous comic interludes paced at break-neck speed. Amid the merriment is a riotous audience participation quiz that has everyone rolling in the aisles, Nunsense offers a cornucopia of hilarity for the whole family, proving conclusively that nun rhymes with fun!

Call the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)
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Sep
7
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 7 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Stockbridge, MA–Join the Housatonic Valley Assoc. and Historic New England for a leisurely paddle on the Housatonic River
Sep 7 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Paddle through Stockbridge, along a meandering slow moving stretch of river that passes behind the Historic Merwin House. Afterwards, enjoy a boxed lunch on the back porch of the Merwin House, followed by a house tour.

Canoes provided or register to bring your own boat. Cosponsored by Historic New England.
Lunch fee: $23 members/$35 non-members. Please call 860-928-4074 to register.

While this trip is free, pre-registration is required, as space is limited. Once registered, participants will receive trip information that will provide detailed information about what to bring, directions and meeting location.

For more information and to register, please contact Alison at 413-298-7024 or adixon@hvatoday.org

East Canaan, CT–Guided Tours of Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument @ Beckley Furnace
Sep 7 @ 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.

Sharon, CT–Nunsense stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm

Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. The remaining “Little Hobos” parade their talents at a variety show staged to raise funds so that the last four of the dearly departed can be buried.

The score pulses with merriment and an unabashed desire to make you laugh, with songs and spontaneous comic interludes paced at break-neck speed. Amid the merriment is a riotous audience participation quiz that has everyone rolling in the aisles, Nunsense offers a cornucopia of hilarity for the whole family, proving conclusively that nun rhymes with fun!

Call the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)
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Sharon, CT–Nunsense stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Sep 7 @ 8:00 pm

also Saturday, August 31 sept 5, 7, 12, 14 at 2 PM

Sunday, September 1, 8, 15 at 3 PM

Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. The remaining “Little Hobos” parade their talents at a variety show staged to raise funds so that the last four of the dearly departed can be buried.

The score pulses with merriment and an unabashed desire to make you laugh, with songs and spontaneous comic interludes paced at break-neck speed. Amid the merriment is a riotous audience participation quiz that has everyone rolling in the aisles, Nunsense offers a cornucopia of hilarity for the whole family, proving conclusively that nun rhymes with fun!

Call the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)
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Sep
8
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 8 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Sharon, CT–Nunsense stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Sep 8 @ 3:00 pm

also Saturday, August 31 sept 5, 7, 12, 14 at 2 PM

Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. The remaining “Little Hobos” parade their talents at a variety show staged to raise funds so that the last four of the dearly departed can be buried.

The score pulses with merriment and an unabashed desire to make you laugh, with songs and spontaneous comic interludes paced at break-neck speed. Amid the merriment is a riotous audience participation quiz that has everyone rolling in the aisles, Nunsense offers a cornucopia of hilarity for the whole family, proving conclusively that nun rhymes with fun!

Call the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)
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Lanesboro, MA–“Forest Ecology Slide Show and Nature Walk” @ Bascom Lodge--Atop Mount Greylock
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

(Identification of local plants and insects),    Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS
A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, 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. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS
EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND
VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.

Sep
10
Tue
Lenox, MA–Summer Tear & Talk Series: Pieter Estersohn on Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Livingston Country Estates @ ventfort hall
Sep 10 @ 1:45 am

Leading international photographer Pieter Estersohn captures the beauty of thirty-five sublime country estates for his book Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Livingston Country Estates. The houses came from the drawing boards of Stanford White, A. J. Davis, Calvert Vaux, Warren and Wetmore and others, built on land once owned by the Livingston clan. This scenic stretch of properties offers some of the finest examples of American architecture and landscape design.

Reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited. Cost is $28.00 with an advance registration and $32.00 the day of. Member cost is $28.00.
Call us at (413) 637-3206 for reservations.

Sep
12
Thu
Sharon, CT–Nunsense stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm

Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. The remaining “Little Hobos” parade their talents at a variety show staged to raise funds so that the last four of the dearly departed can be buried.

The score pulses with merriment and an unabashed desire to make you laugh, with songs and spontaneous comic interludes paced at break-neck speed. Amid the merriment is a riotous audience participation quiz that has everyone rolling in the aisles, Nunsense offers a cornucopia of hilarity for the whole family, proving conclusively that nun rhymes with fun!

Call the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)
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Sharon, CT–Nunsense stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Sep 12 @ 8:00 pm

also Saturday, August 31 sept 5, 7, 12, 14 at 2 PM

Sunday, September 1, 8, 15 at 3 PM

Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. The remaining “Little Hobos” parade their talents at a variety show staged to raise funds so that the last four of the dearly departed can be buried.

The score pulses with merriment and an unabashed desire to make you laugh, with songs and spontaneous comic interludes paced at break-neck speed. Amid the merriment is a riotous audience participation quiz that has everyone rolling in the aisles, Nunsense offers a cornucopia of hilarity for the whole family, proving conclusively that nun rhymes with fun!

Call the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)
===

Sep
13
Fri
Sharon, CT–Nunsense stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm

also Saturday, August 31 sept 5, 7, 12, 14 at 2 PM

Sunday, September 1, 8, 15 at 3 PM

Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. The remaining “Little Hobos” parade their talents at a variety show staged to raise funds so that the last four of the dearly departed can be buried.

The score pulses with merriment and an unabashed desire to make you laugh, with songs and spontaneous comic interludes paced at break-neck speed. Amid the merriment is a riotous audience participation quiz that has everyone rolling in the aisles, Nunsense offers a cornucopia of hilarity for the whole family, proving conclusively that nun rhymes with fun!

Call the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)
===

Sep
14
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 14 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Monterey, MA–From Bedrock to Birds: a Walk with Mass Audubon @ The Bidwell House Museum
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am

Led by Mass Audubon Educational Coordinator Dale Abrams. Learn to “read” the landscape on a deeper level by making connections between geological features, including bedrock and landform, and habitat characteristics for plants and wildlife along the trails at the Bidwell property. Gain perspectives that will help you interpret the natural history of the Berkshires or any other region.

Members: $10. Non-members: $15. Attendees 18 and under are Free.

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

Sharon, CT–Nunsense stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm

Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. The remaining “Little Hobos” parade their talents at a variety show staged to raise funds so that the last four of the dearly departed can be buried.

The score pulses with merriment and an unabashed desire to make you laugh, with songs and spontaneous comic interludes paced at break-neck speed. Amid the merriment is a riotous audience participation quiz that has everyone rolling in the aisles, Nunsense offers a cornucopia of hilarity for the whole family, proving conclusively that nun rhymes with fun!

Call the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)
===

Sharon, CT–Nunsense stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm

also Saturday, August 31 sept 5, 7, 12, 14 at 2 PM

Sunday, September 1, 8, 15 at 3 PM

Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. The remaining “Little Hobos” parade their talents at a variety show staged to raise funds so that the last four of the dearly departed can be buried.

The score pulses with merriment and an unabashed desire to make you laugh, with songs and spontaneous comic interludes paced at break-neck speed. Amid the merriment is a riotous audience participation quiz that has everyone rolling in the aisles, Nunsense offers a cornucopia of hilarity for the whole family, proving conclusively that nun rhymes with fun!

Call the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)
===

Sep
15
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 15 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Sharon, CT–Nunsense stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm

also Saturday, August 31 sept 5, 7, 12, 14 at 2 PM

Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. The remaining “Little Hobos” parade their talents at a variety show staged to raise funds so that the last four of the dearly departed can be buried.

The score pulses with merriment and an unabashed desire to make you laugh, with songs and spontaneous comic interludes paced at break-neck speed. Amid the merriment is a riotous audience participation quiz that has everyone rolling in the aisles, Nunsense offers a cornucopia of hilarity for the whole family, proving conclusively that nun rhymes with fun!

Call the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)
===

Sep
19
Thu
Pittsfield, MA–3rd Thursday Cultural Street Festival: Jacob’s Pillow Pop-Up Performance–Barkha Dance Company
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

For Third Thursday, Barkha Dance Company (BDC)’s Artistic Director, Barkha Patel performs a solo of pure Kathak dance accompanied with live music by Mike Lukshis on Tabla, the main percussion instrument of Kathak, and Rohan Prabhudesai on harmonium. BDC creates works to forge links between contemporary themes and traditional Indian Kathak dance.

A Jacob’s Pillow-curated dance series presented in the Dance Zone at the north end of Pittsfield’s Third Thursday cultural street festival. Third Thursday runs from 5-8 pm where North Street is closed to vehicular traffic from West Street to Linden Street. All events at Third Thursday are family-friendly, FREE, and open to the public featuring live music, local food, craft vendors, street performers, and plenty more. Organized by the City of Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development.
Visit their website or call 413.499.9348 for more information.

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Sep
21
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 21 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Great Barrington, MA– Housatonic Heritage Paddling on the Housatonic River with the Housatonic Valley Association
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Trip Length: 7 miles Level: Beginner (10+yrs)

Get your family out for a day of river exploration. We’ll paddle from Bridge Street, Great Barrington to the Covered Bridge in Sheffi eld stopping for lunch on a sandbar where the Green River joins the Housatonic. This meandering stretch of the Housatonic River is mostly calm with occasional quickwater.

 

Sep
22
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 22 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Lanesboro, MA–“Mountaintop Walk” (Nature & History Walk on the Summit of Mount Greylock), @ Bascom Lodge--Atop Mount Greylock
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS
A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, 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. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS
EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND
VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.
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Lanesboro, MA–“Mountaintop Walk” (Nature & History Walk on the Summit of Mount Greylock), @ Bascom Lodge--Atop Mount Greylock
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS
A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, 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. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS
EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND
VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.
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Sep
26
Thu
Stockbridge, MA–“What The Jews Believe” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--THE UNICORN THEATRE
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm

7 pm–9/26-27-28– 10/2-3-4-5-10-11-12-16-17-18-19

Dave and his family still live in the old home built by his father in rural Central Texas, and they are still the only Jewish family in town. His son Nathan feels isolated attempting to understand the family’s beliefs, while his wife Rachel faces an even greater crisis of faith. Meanwhile, Dave struggles to maintain a sense of normalcy for his searching family.

Written and directed by Mark Harelik (The Immigrant; TV: The Big Bang Theory), What the Jews Believe is a poignant story about the loss of faith and the journey to find it.

Tickets: $52

Sep
27
Fri
Stockbridge, MA–“What The Jews Believe” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--THE UNICORN THEATRE
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm

7 pm–9/26-27-28– 10/2-3-4-5-10-11-12-16-17-18-19

Dave and his family still live in the old home built by his father in rural Central Texas, and they are still the only Jewish family in town. His son Nathan feels isolated attempting to understand the family’s beliefs, while his wife Rachel faces an even greater crisis of faith. Meanwhile, Dave struggles to maintain a sense of normalcy for his searching family.

Written and directed by Mark Harelik (The Immigrant; TV: The Big Bang Theory), What the Jews Believe is a poignant story about the loss of faith and the journey to find it.

Tickets: $52

Sep
28
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 28 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Stockbridge, MA–“What The Jews Believe” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--THE UNICORN THEATRE
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm

Dave and his family still live in the old home built by his father in rural Central Texas, and they are still the only Jewish family in town. His son Nathan feels isolated attempting to understand the family’s beliefs, while his wife Rachel faces an even greater crisis of faith. Meanwhile, Dave struggles to maintain a sense of normalcy for his searching family.

Written and directed by Mark Harelik (The Immigrant; TV: The Big Bang Theory), What the Jews Believe is a poignant story about the loss of faith and the journey to find it.

Tickets: $52

Stockbridge, MA–“What The Jews Believe” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--THE UNICORN THEATRE
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm

7 pm–9/26-27-28– 10/2-3-4-5-10-11-12-16-17-18-19

Dave and his family still live in the old home built by his father in rural Central Texas, and they are still the only Jewish family in town. His son Nathan feels isolated attempting to understand the family’s beliefs, while his wife Rachel faces an even greater crisis of faith. Meanwhile, Dave struggles to maintain a sense of normalcy for his searching family.

Written and directed by Mark Harelik (The Immigrant; TV: The Big Bang Theory), What the Jews Believe is a poignant story about the loss of faith and the journey to find it.

Tickets: $52

Sep
29
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 29 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Stockbridge, MA–“What The Jews Believe” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--THE UNICORN THEATRE
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm

Dave and his family still live in the old home built by his father in rural Central Texas, and they are still the only Jewish family in town. His son Nathan feels isolated attempting to understand the family’s beliefs, while his wife Rachel faces an even greater crisis of faith. Meanwhile, Dave struggles to maintain a sense of normalcy for his searching family.

Written and directed by Mark Harelik (The Immigrant; TV: The Big Bang Theory), What the Jews Believe is a poignant story about the loss of faith and the journey to find it.

Tickets: $52

Lanesboro, MA– “Forests and Climate Change” Presentation @ Bascom Lodge--Atop Mount Greylock
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

(Presentation on how the presence or lack of forests impact climate), 6-7pm. Free and Open to the Public.

Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS
A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, 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. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS
EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND
VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.
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Sep
30
Mon
Pittsfield, MA–WordxWord event: Dreaming in America @ Berkshire Museum
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm

 

Poets Creating Conversation
[Free]

Poets tackle the American Dream or poets dream in America. We’ll hold these truths to be self evident. Poet? Found out how you can participate.

Poets Creating Conversation challenges poets to circle loosely around a theme or issue to create a broad, multi-dimensional “conversation” between poems, poets, and audience.