Events

Event Calendar for The Berkshires and Litchfield County

Jun
25
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Chester Bailey performance @ Barrington Stage Company--Indoors at the Boyd-Quinson Stage
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm

In a stateside hospital at the close of World War II, a young man recovers from catastrophic injuries. Or so the doctors have told him. But Chester Bailey denies what’s happened to him has actually happened, which is how he comes under the care of Dr. Philip Cotton. Older, wounded in his own ways, Cotton is charged with leading Chester back to reality. The journey is not what either man expected. Chester Bailey stars real-life father and son, Tony Award-winner Reed Birney (The Humans, House of Cards) and Ephraim Birney (Gotham, The Americans), as doctor and patient.
The Washington Post hailed Chester Bailey as “a keenly observed, beautifully written tale about guilt and psychological resilience in World War II-era America, and a luminous showcase for father-son actors Reed Birney and Ephraim Birney.”

Jun
26
Sat
Sharon, CT–Community Bird Tour @ Sharon Audubon Center
Jun 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Sharon, CT–Community Bird Tour: Let’s Go Birding Together @ Sharon Audubon Center
Jun 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
East Canaan, CT–Guided Tours of Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument @ Beckley Furnace
Jun 26 @ 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.

Pittsfield, MA–Chester Bailey performance @ Barrington Stage Co.--Indoors at the Boyd-Quinson Stage
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm

In a stateside hospital at the close of World War II, a young man recovers from catastrophic injuries. Or so the doctors have told him. But Chester Bailey denies what’s happened to him has actually happened, which is how he comes under the care of Dr. Philip Cotton. Older, wounded in his own ways, Cotton is charged with leading Chester back to reality. The journey is not what either man expected. Chester Bailey stars real-life father and son, Tony Award-winner Reed Birney (The Humans, House of Cards) and Ephraim Birney (Gotham, The Americans), as doctor and patient.
The Washington Post hailed Chester Bailey as “a keenly observed, beautifully written tale about guilt and psychological resilience in World War II-era America, and a luminous showcase for father-son actors Reed Birney and Ephraim Birney.”

 

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Pittsfield, MA–Chester Bailey performance @ Barrington Stage Company--Indoors at the Boyd-Quinson Stage
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm

In a stateside hospital at the close of World War II, a young man recovers from catastrophic injuries. Or so the doctors have told him. But Chester Bailey denies what’s happened to him has actually happened, which is how he comes under the care of Dr. Philip Cotton. Older, wounded in his own ways, Cotton is charged with leading Chester back to reality. The journey is not what either man expected. Chester Bailey stars real-life father and son, Tony Award-winner Reed Birney (The Humans, House of Cards) and Ephraim Birney (Gotham, The Americans), as doctor and patient.
The Washington Post hailed Chester Bailey as “a keenly observed, beautifully written tale about guilt and psychological resilience in World War II-era America, and a luminous showcase for father-son actors Reed Birney and Ephraim Birney.”

Jun
27
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–Chester Bailey performance @ Barrington Stage Co.--Indoors at the Boyd-Quinson Stage
Jun 27 @ 3:00 pm

In a stateside hospital at the close of World War II, a young man recovers from catastrophic injuries. Or so the doctors have told him. But Chester Bailey denies what’s happened to him has actually happened, which is how he comes under the care of Dr. Philip Cotton. Older, wounded in his own ways, Cotton is charged with leading Chester back to reality. The journey is not what either man expected. Chester Bailey stars real-life father and son, Tony Award-winner Reed Birney (The Humans, House of Cards) and Ephraim Birney (Gotham, The Americans), as doctor and patient.
The Washington Post hailed Chester Bailey as “a keenly observed, beautifully written tale about guilt and psychological resilience in World War II-era America, and a luminous showcase for father-son actors Reed Birney and Ephraim Birney.”

 

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Lanesboro/Adams, MA–(Bascom Lodge talk & dine presentation)–The Birds of Mount Greylock with Ed Neumuth, speaker @ Bascom Lodge at the Summit of Mt. Greylock
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm

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, MT. 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 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.
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Jun
29
Tue
Pittsfield, MA–Chester Bailey performance @ Barrington Stage Company--Indoors at the Boyd-Quinson Stage
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm

In a stateside hospital at the close of World War II, a young man recovers from catastrophic injuries. Or so the doctors have told him. But Chester Bailey denies what’s happened to him has actually happened, which is how he comes under the care of Dr. Philip Cotton. Older, wounded in his own ways, Cotton is charged with leading Chester back to reality. The journey is not what either man expected. Chester Bailey stars real-life father and son, Tony Award-winner Reed Birney (The Humans, House of Cards) and Ephraim Birney (Gotham, The Americans), as doctor and patient.
The Washington Post hailed Chester Bailey as “a keenly observed, beautifully written tale about guilt and psychological resilience in World War II-era America, and a luminous showcase for father-son actors Reed Birney and Ephraim Birney.”

Jun
30
Wed
Lenox, MA–Firefly Watch with Pleasant Valley Audubon staff @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Jun 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Location: Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Pittsfield, MA
Instructors: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires; Dale Abrams – Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Audience: Family(suitable for children 5 & up)
Members: Adult $12.00, Child $8.00
Nonmembers: Adult $14.00, Child $10.00

Experience a magical summer light show, and help us track firefly numbers and diversity through the Firefly Watch program. Learn about fireflies and how best to view or gently catch and release these mystical glowing lights of summer! We’ll take an evening walk in the meadows for firefly viewing while keeping our eyes open for the stars, planets, and twilight birds and mammals!

Directions to the meeting place will be provided upon regisrtation.

Instructions and Directions: PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
berkshires@massaudubon.org

Becket, MA–DORRANCE DANCE PLAYS THE PILLOW @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | June 30 – July 4, @ 2 pm and 6 pm
NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

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Becket, MA–DORRANCE DANCE PLAYS THE PILLOW @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | June 30 – July 4, @ 2 pm and 6 pm
NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

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Pittsfield, MA–Chester Bailey performance @ Barrington Stage Company--Indoors at the Boyd-Quinson Stage
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm

In a stateside hospital at the close of World War II, a young man recovers from catastrophic injuries. Or so the doctors have told him. But Chester Bailey denies what’s happened to him has actually happened, which is how he comes under the care of Dr. Philip Cotton. Older, wounded in his own ways, Cotton is charged with leading Chester back to reality. The journey is not what either man expected. Chester Bailey stars real-life father and son, Tony Award-winner Reed Birney (The Humans, House of Cards) and Ephraim Birney (Gotham, The Americans), as doctor and patient.
The Washington Post hailed Chester Bailey as “a keenly observed, beautifully written tale about guilt and psychological resilience in World War II-era America, and a luminous showcase for father-son actors Reed Birney and Ephraim Birney.”

Jul
1
Thu
Becket, MA–DORRANCE DANCE PLAYS THE PILLOW @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | June 30 – July 4, @ 2 pm and 6 pm
NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

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Pittsfield, MA–Chester Bailey performance @ Barrington Stage Co.--Indoors at the Boyd-Quinson Stage
Jul 1 @ 3:00 pm

In a stateside hospital at the close of World War II, a young man recovers from catastrophic injuries. Or so the doctors have told him. But Chester Bailey denies what’s happened to him has actually happened, which is how he comes under the care of Dr. Philip Cotton. Older, wounded in his own ways, Cotton is charged with leading Chester back to reality. The journey is not what either man expected. Chester Bailey stars real-life father and son, Tony Award-winner Reed Birney (The Humans, House of Cards) and Ephraim Birney (Gotham, The Americans), as doctor and patient.
The Washington Post hailed Chester Bailey as “a keenly observed, beautifully written tale about guilt and psychological resilience in World War II-era America, and a luminous showcase for father-son actors Reed Birney and Ephraim Birney.”

 

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Becket, MA–DORRANCE DANCE PLAYS THE PILLOW @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | June 30 – July 4, @ 2 pm and 6 pm
NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

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Pittsfield, MA–Chester Bailey performance @ Barrington Stage Company--Indoors at the Boyd-Quinson Stage
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm

In a stateside hospital at the close of World War II, a young man recovers from catastrophic injuries. Or so the doctors have told him. But Chester Bailey denies what’s happened to him has actually happened, which is how he comes under the care of Dr. Philip Cotton. Older, wounded in his own ways, Cotton is charged with leading Chester back to reality. The journey is not what either man expected. Chester Bailey stars real-life father and son, Tony Award-winner Reed Birney (The Humans, House of Cards) and Ephraim Birney (Gotham, The Americans), as doctor and patient.
The Washington Post hailed Chester Bailey as “a keenly observed, beautifully written tale about guilt and psychological resilience in World War II-era America, and a luminous showcase for father-son actors Reed Birney and Ephraim Birney.”

Jul
2
Fri
Becket, MA–DORRANCE DANCE PLAYS THE PILLOW @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | June 30 – July 4, @ 2 pm and 6 pm
NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

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Becket, MA–DORRANCE DANCE PLAYS THE PILLOW @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | June 30 – July 4, @ 2 pm and 6 pm
NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

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Pittsfield, MA–Chester Bailey performance @ Barrington Stage Company--Indoors at the Boyd-Quinson Stage
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm

In a stateside hospital at the close of World War II, a young man recovers from catastrophic injuries. Or so the doctors have told him. But Chester Bailey denies what’s happened to him has actually happened, which is how he comes under the care of Dr. Philip Cotton. Older, wounded in his own ways, Cotton is charged with leading Chester back to reality. The journey is not what either man expected. Chester Bailey stars real-life father and son, Tony Award-winner Reed Birney (The Humans, House of Cards) and Ephraim Birney (Gotham, The Americans), as doctor and patient.
The Washington Post hailed Chester Bailey as “a keenly observed, beautifully written tale about guilt and psychological resilience in World War II-era America, and a luminous showcase for father-son actors Reed Birney and Ephraim Birney.”

Jul
3
Sat
East Canaan, CT–Guided Tours of Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument @ Beckley Furnace
Jul 3 @ 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.

Becket, MA–DORRANCE DANCE PLAYS THE PILLOW @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 3 @ 2:00 pm

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | June 30 – July 4, @ 2 pm and 6 pm
NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

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Becket, MA–THE SCHOOL AT JACOB’S PILLOW PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 3 @ 2:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 3 @ 2 pm , July 24 AT 2 PM, August 14 AT 2 pm

Free performances by The School at Jacob’s Pillow Performance Ensemble provide an inside look at The School experience and feature repertoire created on the dancers by leading choreographers who serve as program faculty. Happening at the culmination of each 2 week program, witness performances from the Performance Ensembles in the genres of Contemporary Ballet (July 3), Contemporary (July 24), and Tap Dance (August 14).

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Pittsfield, MA–Chester Bailey performance @ Barrington Stage Co.--Indoors at the Boyd-Quinson Stage
Jul 3 @ 3:00 pm

In a stateside hospital at the close of World War II, a young man recovers from catastrophic injuries. Or so the doctors have told him. But Chester Bailey denies what’s happened to him has actually happened, which is how he comes under the care of Dr. Philip Cotton. Older, wounded in his own ways, Cotton is charged with leading Chester back to reality. The journey is not what either man expected. Chester Bailey stars real-life father and son, Tony Award-winner Reed Birney (The Humans, House of Cards) and Ephraim Birney (Gotham, The Americans), as doctor and patient.
The Washington Post hailed Chester Bailey as “a keenly observed, beautifully written tale about guilt and psychological resilience in World War II-era America, and a luminous showcase for father-son actors Reed Birney and Ephraim Birney.”

 

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Becket, MA–DORRANCE DANCE PLAYS THE PILLOW @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | June 30 – July 4, @ 2 pm and 6 pm
NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

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Pittsfield, MA–Chester Bailey performance @ Barrington Stage Company--Indoors at the Boyd-Quinson Stage
Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm

In a stateside hospital at the close of World War II, a young man recovers from catastrophic injuries. Or so the doctors have told him. But Chester Bailey denies what’s happened to him has actually happened, which is how he comes under the care of Dr. Philip Cotton. Older, wounded in his own ways, Cotton is charged with leading Chester back to reality. The journey is not what either man expected. Chester Bailey stars real-life father and son, Tony Award-winner Reed Birney (The Humans, House of Cards) and Ephraim Birney (Gotham, The Americans), as doctor and patient.
The Washington Post hailed Chester Bailey as “a keenly observed, beautifully written tale about guilt and psychological resilience in World War II-era America, and a luminous showcase for father-son actors Reed Birney and Ephraim Birney.”

Sharon, CT: America’s Sweethearts @ Sharon Playhouse
Jul 3 @ 8:00 pm

America has loved the swinging sounds of female close-harmony groups even before The Andrews Sisters hit the airwaves with “Bei Mir Bist Du Schön” in 1937, but audiences will hear those great vintage songs with fresh ears when AMERICA’S SWEETHEARTS take the stage in their fresh and vibrant show! These New York City-based ladies have performed across the USA at iconic spaces honoring our veterans (the Intrepid Air and Space Museum, the WASP Museum) as well as large theatres and intimate cabaret venues, getting crowds tapping their feet to hits like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” as they celebrate history through their crystal-clear harmony and colorful costumes.
www.sharonplayhouse.org
Administration: 860-364-7469

Jul
4
Sun
Becket, MA–DORRANCE DANCE PLAYS THE PILLOW @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 4 @ 2:00 pm

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | June 30 – July 4, @ 2 pm and 6 pm
NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

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Falls Village, CT–Shanghai Quartet @ music mountain
Jul 4 @ 3:00 pm

Gordon Hall Tickets $75; Lawn Tickets $40; Live Stream $15

Program-

BEETHOVEN String Quartet in B Flat Major, Op. 18 #6

ZHOU LONG Chinese Folk Songs

SMETANA String Quartet in E Minor, “From My Life”

 

Jul
7
Wed
Becket, MA–Canoeing October Mountain State Forest with Pleasant Valley Audubon staff
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Buckley Dunton Lake, Becket
Instructors: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires; Dale Abrams – Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Audience: All(suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $30.00, Child $30.00
Nonmembers: Adult $40.00, Child $40.00

Herons, loons, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings on this large, secluded lake in October Mountain State Forest. Explore the coves and inlets before paddling ashore to enjoy a snack, visit forest plant communities, and search for signs of animals such as porcupines and moose.

Instructions and Directions: Children must be at least 10 years of age and accompanied by an adult. All participants must know how to swim. Bring food, water, insect repellent, and sunscreen.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

berkshires@massaudubon.org

Becket, MA–CONTRA-TIEMPO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 7-11 @ 2 and 6 pm, but  NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

Founded by director Ana Maria Alvarez in 2005, CONTRA-TIEMPO is a bold, multilingual dance theater company that draws on their Los Angeles lineage with work rooted in Salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, and contemporary dance. In the company’s Pillow debut, they perform the evening-length work joyUS justUS, an embodiment of radical joy and justice. “Potent, timely, and positive” (LA Dance Chronicle), the work centers joy as a critical part of building a more just and loving world. Featuring original music by East Los Angeles Chicano band Las Cafeteras and d. sabela grimes, this “joyous celebration of community” (San Francisco Bay Guardian) engages local communities as participants and collaborators as an exuberant reminder of our capacity to connect, come together, and celebrate.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Becket, MA–CONTRA-TIEMPO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 7-11 @ 2 and 6 pm, but  NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

Founded by director Ana Maria Alvarez in 2005, CONTRA-TIEMPO is a bold, multilingual dance theater company that draws on their Los Angeles lineage with work rooted in Salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, and contemporary dance. In the company’s Pillow debut, they perform the evening-length work joyUS justUS, an embodiment of radical joy and justice. “Potent, timely, and positive” (LA Dance Chronicle), the work centers joy as a critical part of building a more just and loving world. Featuring original music by East Los Angeles Chicano band Las Cafeteras and d. sabela grimes, this “joyous celebration of community” (San Francisco Bay Guardian) engages local communities as participants and collaborators as an exuberant reminder of our capacity to connect, come together, and celebrate.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Jul
8
Thu
Becket, MA–CONTRA-TIEMPO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 7-11 @ 2 and 6 pm, but  NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

Founded by director Ana Maria Alvarez in 2005, CONTRA-TIEMPO is a bold, multilingual dance theater company that draws on their Los Angeles lineage with work rooted in Salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, and contemporary dance. In the company’s Pillow debut, they perform the evening-length work joyUS justUS, an embodiment of radical joy and justice. “Potent, timely, and positive” (LA Dance Chronicle), the work centers joy as a critical part of building a more just and loving world. Featuring original music by East Los Angeles Chicano band Las Cafeteras and d. sabela grimes, this “joyous celebration of community” (San Francisco Bay Guardian) engages local communities as participants and collaborators as an exuberant reminder of our capacity to connect, come together, and celebrate.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Becket, MA–CONTRA-TIEMPO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 7-11 @ 2 and 6 pm, but  NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

Founded by director Ana Maria Alvarez in 2005, CONTRA-TIEMPO is a bold, multilingual dance theater company that draws on their Los Angeles lineage with work rooted in Salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, and contemporary dance. In the company’s Pillow debut, they perform the evening-length work joyUS justUS, an embodiment of radical joy and justice. “Potent, timely, and positive” (LA Dance Chronicle), the work centers joy as a critical part of building a more just and loving world. Featuring original music by East Los Angeles Chicano band Las Cafeteras and d. sabela grimes, this “joyous celebration of community” (San Francisco Bay Guardian) engages local communities as participants and collaborators as an exuberant reminder of our capacity to connect, come together, and celebrate.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Lenox, MA–Housatonic River Evening Paddle with Pleasant Valley Audubon staff
Jul 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

July 8, 15, 22, 29,   from  6:30-9:00pm
aug 5, 12, 19   from  6 – 8:30
aug 25   from 5:30 – 8 pm

Instructors: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires; Dale Abrams – Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Audience: All(suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $30.00, Child $30.00
Nonmembers: Adult $40.00, Child $40.00

Evening is the perfect time to look for wildlife. We’ll leisurely explore the rich wetlands of the Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in the hours before dusk, find a cove to come together in, and enjoy light refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings.

Instructions and Directions: All participants must know how to swim. Bring insect repellent. We’ll provide snacks and beverages.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Jul
9
Fri
Becket, MA–CONTRA-TIEMPO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 7-11 @ 2 and 6 pm, but  NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

Founded by director Ana Maria Alvarez in 2005, CONTRA-TIEMPO is a bold, multilingual dance theater company that draws on their Los Angeles lineage with work rooted in Salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, and contemporary dance. In the company’s Pillow debut, they perform the evening-length work joyUS justUS, an embodiment of radical joy and justice. “Potent, timely, and positive” (LA Dance Chronicle), the work centers joy as a critical part of building a more just and loving world. Featuring original music by East Los Angeles Chicano band Las Cafeteras and d. sabela grimes, this “joyous celebration of community” (San Francisco Bay Guardian) engages local communities as participants and collaborators as an exuberant reminder of our capacity to connect, come together, and celebrate.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Becket, MA–CONTRA-TIEMPO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 7-11 @ 2 and 6 pm, but  NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

Founded by director Ana Maria Alvarez in 2005, CONTRA-TIEMPO is a bold, multilingual dance theater company that draws on their Los Angeles lineage with work rooted in Salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, and contemporary dance. In the company’s Pillow debut, they perform the evening-length work joyUS justUS, an embodiment of radical joy and justice. “Potent, timely, and positive” (LA Dance Chronicle), the work centers joy as a critical part of building a more just and loving world. Featuring original music by East Los Angeles Chicano band Las Cafeteras and d. sabela grimes, this “joyous celebration of community” (San Francisco Bay Guardian) engages local communities as participants and collaborators as an exuberant reminder of our capacity to connect, come together, and celebrate.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Norfolk Chamber Music Festival: Live Concert Streamed Online–Music From Troubled Times
Jul 9 @ 7:30 pm

Works of Klein, Shostakovich, and a world premiere by Daniel Bernard Roumain

Tel 860 542-3000
norfolk@yale.edu

Lenox, MA–The Knights @ Tanglewood
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm

Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Aaron Diehl, piano
RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin
Vijay IYER Crisis Modes
Mary Lou WILLIAMS Selection from Zodiac Suite,
for piano and orchestra
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue

295 West St., Lenox, MA

Jul
10
Sat
East Canaan, CT–Guided Tours of Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument @ Beckley Furnace
Jul 10 @ 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: History Talk- In the Shadow of the Founders “Greatest Generations” in American History. @ Bidwell House Museum
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am

A talk by John Demos, Samuel Knight Professor of American History Emeritus at Yale University and award-winning author. At several strategic points in the American past, events have cast a particular generational cohort in a special, outsize role. Demos will discuss how Their lives and deeds have given a distinctive shape to our history, a recurrent and transformative charge of renewal.

To be held at the Bidwell House Museum for a limited in-person audience and also streamed via Zoom.

Members: Free. Non-members: $10. 10 a.m. Attendees must register on the Museum’s website.

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

The Berkshires Early American History Museum
National Register of Historic Places
An authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1760s

Lenox, MA–Boston Symphony Orchestra Saturday Morning Rehearsal @ Tanglewood
Jul 10 @ 10:30 am

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Baiba Skride, violin
Carlos SIMON Fate Now Conquers
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
DVORÁK Symphony No. 6

Pre-rehearsal Talk at 9:30 am

Please note: Rehearsals may focus on a particular passage or occasionally repeat a passage, and may also omit movements or entire pieces. Shed seats are reserved/ticketed seating only, not general admission.

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Becket, MA–CONTRA-TIEMPO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 7-11 @ 2 and 6 pm, but  NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

Founded by director Ana Maria Alvarez in 2005, CONTRA-TIEMPO is a bold, multilingual dance theater company that draws on their Los Angeles lineage with work rooted in Salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, and contemporary dance. In the company’s Pillow debut, they perform the evening-length work joyUS justUS, an embodiment of radical joy and justice. “Potent, timely, and positive” (LA Dance Chronicle), the work centers joy as a critical part of building a more just and loving world. Featuring original music by East Los Angeles Chicano band Las Cafeteras and d. sabela grimes, this “joyous celebration of community” (San Francisco Bay Guardian) engages local communities as participants and collaborators as an exuberant reminder of our capacity to connect, come together, and celebrate.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Becket, MA–CONTRA-TIEMPO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 7-11 @ 2 and 6 pm, but  NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

Founded by director Ana Maria Alvarez in 2005, CONTRA-TIEMPO is a bold, multilingual dance theater company that draws on their Los Angeles lineage with work rooted in Salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, and contemporary dance. In the company’s Pillow debut, they perform the evening-length work joyUS justUS, an embodiment of radical joy and justice. “Potent, timely, and positive” (LA Dance Chronicle), the work centers joy as a critical part of building a more just and loving world. Featuring original music by East Los Angeles Chicano band Las Cafeteras and d. sabela grimes, this “joyous celebration of community” (San Francisco Bay Guardian) engages local communities as participants and collaborators as an exuberant reminder of our capacity to connect, come together, and celebrate.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Norfolk Chamber Music Festival: Live Concert Streamed Online–Brentano Quartet
Jul 10 @ 7:30 pm

Works of Haydn, Stravinsky Bach, Adolphe, Mackey and Beethoven

Tel 860 542-3000
norfolk@yale.edu

Lenox, MA–Boston Symphony Orchestra @ Tanglewood
Jul 10 @ 8:00 pm

Andris Nelsons conducts an All-Beethoven program featuring pianist Emanuel Ax

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor
Symphony No. 5

 

Sharon, CT: Dancing Dream (ABBA Tribute Band) @ Sharon Playhouse
Jul 10 @ 8:00 pm

july 10- 8 pm
DANCING DREAM: The Tribute to ABBA, the greatest pop supergroup from Sweden that ruled the music world in the 70′ and it still holds the title of one of the best pop groups in the world ever. Dancing Dream from New York City pays the tribute to the legendary Swedish group honoring their legacy. Every show electrifies audiences of all ages with the best hits “Mamma Mia”, “Dancing Queen”, “Take a Chance”, “Fernando”, and many more. The New York City based touring tribute act was founded by two European singers in 2009 in hopes of transporting nostalgic audiences back to the happy and groovy times of the 70s.

Administration: 860-364-7469
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Jul
11
Sun
Lenox, MA–Tanglewood Music Center Chamber Music Concert @ Tanglewood
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am

SUNDAY, 10:00 AM, july 11
Tanglewood
Tanglewood Campus Lenox MA
Valerie COLEMAN Umoja
Valerie COLEMAN Red Clay and Mississppi Delta
Kevin DAY Ignition for low brass quartet
MILHAUD La Cheminée du roi René
POULENC Sonata for horn, trumpet, and trombone
ARNOLD Brass Quintet No. 1, Op. 73

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Sharon, CT: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM @ Sharon Playhouse
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am

Sunday, July 11 -11 am & 3 pm

​A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. This groovy adaptation is set in the United States in the 1960s, and not only includes love triangles, mistaken identities, and magical transformations, but also popular songs from the 60s, like “My Girl,” “Do You Believe In Magic,” and “R-E-S-P-E-C-T!”

Administration: 860-364-7469

Becket, MA–CONTRA-TIEMPO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 7-11 @ 2 and 6 pm, but  NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

Founded by director Ana Maria Alvarez in 2005, CONTRA-TIEMPO is a bold, multilingual dance theater company that draws on their Los Angeles lineage with work rooted in Salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, and contemporary dance. In the company’s Pillow debut, they perform the evening-length work joyUS justUS, an embodiment of radical joy and justice. “Potent, timely, and positive” (LA Dance Chronicle), the work centers joy as a critical part of building a more just and loving world. Featuring original music by East Los Angeles Chicano band Las Cafeteras and d. sabela grimes, this “joyous celebration of community” (San Francisco Bay Guardian) engages local communities as participants and collaborators as an exuberant reminder of our capacity to connect, come together, and celebrate.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Falls Village, CT–Juilliard String Quartet @ Music Mountain
Jul 11 @ 3:00 pm

Gordon Hall Tickets $60; Lawn Tickets $30; Live Stream $15

HAYDN String Quartet in F Major, Op. 77 #2

DUTILLEAUX Ainsi la nuit

RAVEL String Quartet in F Major

info@musicmountain.org

Pittsfield, Massachusetts— Dr. Caroline Hellman lecture and reading from her book Children of the Raven and the Whale: Visions and Revisions in American Literature @ Herman Melville’s Arrowhead Museum barn
Jul 11 @ 3:00 pm

Tickets are $10 for BCHS members, $15 for non members
Hosted by the The Berkshire County Historical Society
Children of the Raven and the Whale: Visions and Revisions in American Literature looks at how contemporary United States writers have responded to texts such as Moby-Dick that were historically central to the American literary canon. In their rewritings and layering of new stories over older ones, contemporary writers chronicle a spectrum of American experience, and appraise the project of the United States. This talk will explore Melville’s influence on the work of author Ta-Nehisi Coates, in addition to discussing the larger landscape of American literature today.

Dr. Hellman is Professor of English at New York City College of Technology, of the City University of New York.

COVID-19 CODE OF COURTESY
The Berkshire County Historical Society is part of a Berkshire-based consortium of cultural organizations, who have developed a unified COVID-19 Code of Courtesy that addresses public safety for visitors. These guidelines have been reviewed and endorsed by the Berkshire Public Health Alliance and Tri Town Health Department for their respective communities. For complete details, visit mobydick.org.

The Berkshire County Historical Society is a non-profit corporation dedicated to collecting, preserving, and disseminating the history of Berkshire County in western Massachusetts. In addition, the Berkshire County Historical Society is committed to the preservation and interpretation of Arrowhead, home of author Herman Melville, designated a National Historic Landmark. The Berkshire County Historical Society provides tours of Arrowhead, and programming dedicated to the history of western Massachusetts and the life and writings of Herman Melville.

Mt. Greylock, Lanesboro/Adams, MA–(Bascom Lodge talk & dine presentation)–Moonshine Holler Bascom Lodge at the Summit of Mt. Greylock @ Bascom Lodge at the Summit of Mt. Greylock
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm

Moonshine Holler, the duet of Paula Bradley & Rafe Wolman, will present a free concert of old-time country and cajun music on fiddle, banjo, and guitar, with accompanying discussion about the music’s origins. Paula Bradley has worked with such well-known roots music performers as banjo great Tony Trischka, fiddler Bruce Molsky, and old-time darlings Uncle Earl, as well as been a member of the popular Northeast bands “Girl Howdy” and “Miss Paula & The Twangbusters.” Fiddle player Rafe Wolman has played with many different people in all kinds of venues, including as a teacher at Artspace in Greenfield and at popular local square dances.

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, MT. 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 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.
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Jul
12
Mon
Lenox, MA–Tanglewood Music Center Chamber Music Concert @ Tanglewood
Jul 12 @ 2:30 pm

HAYDN String Quartet in C, Op. 54, No. 2
MENDELSSOHN-HENSEL String Quartet in E-flat
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110

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Lenox, MA–​THE MOUNT: LECTURE SERIES Kathryn M. Lachman: translator of Charlotte Delbo: A Life Reclaimed by Ghislaine Dunant @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Jul 12 @ 4:00 pm

Monday, July 12 at 4:00 PM   and  Tuesday, July 13 at 11:00 AM

Members $25, General $30
Our popular Summer Lecture Series is back! Join us, under an open-air tent, for lectures from today’s leading biographers and historians

 

 

Lenox, MA–Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra @ Tanglewood
Jul 12 @ 8:00 pm

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellows
COPLAND Appalachian Spring Suite
Hannah KENDALL Disillusioned Dreamer
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4

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Jul
13
Tue
Lenox, MA–​THE MOUNT: LECTURE SERIES Kathryn M. Lachman: translator of Charlotte Delbo: A Life Reclaimed by Ghislaine Dunant @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am

Monday, July 12 at 4:00 PM   and  Tuesday, July 13 at 11:00 AM

Members $25, General $30
Our popular Summer Lecture Series is back! Join us, under an open-air tent, for lectures from today’s leading biographers and historians

 

 

Lenox, MA–Boston Symphony Orchestra @ Tanglewood
Jul 13 @ 2:30 pm

Andris Nelsons conducts Simon, Sibelius, and Dvorák featuring violinist Baiba Skride

 

Jul
14
Wed
Lee, MA–Canoeing Upper & Lower Goose Ponds with Pleasant Valley Audubon staff @ Goose Pond
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Upper and Lower Goose Ponds
Instructors: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires; Dale Abrams – Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Audience: All(suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $30.00, Child $30.00
Nonmembers: Adult $40.00, Child $40.00

Explore the coves and marshes of one of the Berkshires’ most beautiful lakes. Paddle across Lower Goose Pond to pristine Upper Goose Pond in search of eagles, herons, and kingfishers.

Instructions and Directions: All participants must know how to swim. Some previous canoe experience is recommended but not required. Bring Snacks, water, insect repellent, and sunscreen.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

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Becket, MA–BALLET HISPÁNICO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 14-18 @ 2 and 6 pm, but NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

A Festival favorite known for “piercing stereotypes” (The New York Times), Ballet Hispánico is celebrated as the nation’s renowned Latinx dance organization and one of America’s Cultural Treasures. Under the direction of former Company member, Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, the company is recognized for bringing communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance performances, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences.

Founded in 1970 by National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramírez, the organization emerged during the post-civil rights movement on New York’s Upper West Side, providing a safe haven for primarily Black and Brown Latinx youth seeking artistic sanctuary during New York City’s plight in the 1970s. The need for place, both culturally and artistically, led families to find Ballet Hispánico.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Becket, MA–BALLET HISPÁNICO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 14-18 @ 2 and 6 pm, but NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

A Festival favorite known for “piercing stereotypes” (The New York Times), Ballet Hispánico is celebrated as the nation’s renowned Latinx dance organization and one of America’s Cultural Treasures. Under the direction of former Company member, Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, the company is recognized for bringing communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance performances, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences.

Founded in 1970 by National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramírez, the organization emerged during the post-civil rights movement on New York’s Upper West Side, providing a safe haven for primarily Black and Brown Latinx youth seeking artistic sanctuary during New York City’s plight in the 1970s. The need for place, both culturally and artistically, led families to find Ballet Hispánico.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Jul
15
Thu
Becket, MA–BALLET HISPÁNICO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 14-18 @ 2 and 6 pm, but NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

A Festival favorite known for “piercing stereotypes” (The New York Times), Ballet Hispánico is celebrated as the nation’s renowned Latinx dance organization and one of America’s Cultural Treasures. Under the direction of former Company member, Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, the company is recognized for bringing communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance performances, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences.

Founded in 1970 by National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramírez, the organization emerged during the post-civil rights movement on New York’s Upper West Side, providing a safe haven for primarily Black and Brown Latinx youth seeking artistic sanctuary during New York City’s plight in the 1970s. The need for place, both culturally and artistically, led families to find Ballet Hispánico.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Becket, MA–BALLET HISPÁNICO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 14-18 @ 2 and 6 pm, but NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

A Festival favorite known for “piercing stereotypes” (The New York Times), Ballet Hispánico is celebrated as the nation’s renowned Latinx dance organization and one of America’s Cultural Treasures. Under the direction of former Company member, Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, the company is recognized for bringing communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance performances, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences.

Founded in 1970 by National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramírez, the organization emerged during the post-civil rights movement on New York’s Upper West Side, providing a safe haven for primarily Black and Brown Latinx youth seeking artistic sanctuary during New York City’s plight in the 1970s. The need for place, both culturally and artistically, led families to find Ballet Hispánico.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Lenox, MA–Housatonic River Evening Paddle with Pleasant Valley Audubon staff
Jul 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

July 8, 15, 22, 29,   from  6:30-9:00pm
aug 5, 12, 19   from  6 – 8:30
aug 25   from 5:30 – 8 pm

Instructors: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires; Dale Abrams – Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Audience: All(suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $30.00, Child $30.00
Nonmembers: Adult $40.00, Child $40.00

Evening is the perfect time to look for wildlife. We’ll leisurely explore the rich wetlands of the Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in the hours before dusk, find a cove to come together in, and enjoy light refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings.

Instructions and Directions: All participants must know how to swim. Bring insect repellent. We’ll provide snacks and beverages.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Jul
16
Fri
Becket, MA–BALLET HISPÁNICO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 14-18 @ 2 and 6 pm, but NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

A Festival favorite known for “piercing stereotypes” (The New York Times), Ballet Hispánico is celebrated as the nation’s renowned Latinx dance organization and one of America’s Cultural Treasures. Under the direction of former Company member, Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, the company is recognized for bringing communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance performances, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences.

Founded in 1970 by National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramírez, the organization emerged during the post-civil rights movement on New York’s Upper West Side, providing a safe haven for primarily Black and Brown Latinx youth seeking artistic sanctuary during New York City’s plight in the 1970s. The need for place, both culturally and artistically, led families to find Ballet Hispánico.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Becket, MA–BALLET HISPÁNICO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 14-18 @ 2 and 6 pm, but NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

A Festival favorite known for “piercing stereotypes” (The New York Times), Ballet Hispánico is celebrated as the nation’s renowned Latinx dance organization and one of America’s Cultural Treasures. Under the direction of former Company member, Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, the company is recognized for bringing communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance performances, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences.

Founded in 1970 by National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramírez, the organization emerged during the post-civil rights movement on New York’s Upper West Side, providing a safe haven for primarily Black and Brown Latinx youth seeking artistic sanctuary during New York City’s plight in the 1970s. The need for place, both culturally and artistically, led families to find Ballet Hispánico.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Norfolk Chamber Music Festival: Live Concert Streamed Online–The French Connection
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm

Works of Bologne, Tailleferre, and Fauré

Tel 860 542-3000
norfolk@yale.edu

Pittsfield, MA–Eleanor performance @ Barrington Stage Co.--Indoors at the Boyd-Quinson Stage
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm

In Eleanor, BSC Associate Artist and playwright Mark St. Germain brings to life Eleanor Roosevelt, the most influential First Lady the world has ever seen. From her “Ugly Duckling” upbringing to her unorthodox marriage to Franklin, Eleanor puts her controversial life, loves and passions on the stage. Tony Award- winning actress Harriet Harris returns to the role after her stellar virtual reading with BSC last fall.

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Lenox, MA–Apollo’s Fire @ Tanglewood
Jul 16 @ 8:00 pm

Bach, Vivaldi & Friends
TELEMANN Concerto Polonois in G
for two violins, viola, and continuo
VIVALDI Concerto in B minor for four violins
PORPORA (arr. Jeannette SORRELL) Aria, “Alto Giove,”
(“Grand Jupiter”) from Polifemo
VIVALDI Ciaccona, from Concerto in C for strings
VIVALDI Concerto in A minor for two violins, Op. 3, No. 8
J.S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 4

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Jul
17
Sat
East Canaan, CT–Guided Tours of Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument @ Beckley Furnace
Jul 17 @ 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: History Talk – Prisons in Colonial America. @ Bidwell House Museum
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am

A talk by Princeton Professor Wendy Warren. We think of the current carceral crisis in the United States as a purely modern phenomenon. This talk will explain the long history of prisons in North America, and examine what has not changed between the earliest prisons and today. To be held at the Bidwell House Museum for a limited in-person audience and also streamed via Zoom.

Members: Free. Non-members: $10.

Attendees must register on the Museum’s website.

The Bidwell House Museum
413-528-6888
email: bidwellhouse@gmail.com
www.bidwellhousemuseum.org

The Berkshires Early American History Museum
National Register of Historic Places
An authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1760s

Lenox, MA–Boston Symphony Orchestra Saturday Morning Rehearsal: Mendelssohn-Hensel, Mozart, and Mendelssohn @ Tanglewood
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Lucas and Arthur Jussen, pianos
MENDELSSOHN-HENSEL Overture in C
MOZART Concerto in E-flat for two pianos, K.365
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 5, Reformation

Pre-rehearsal Talk at 9:30am

Please note: Rehearsals may focus on a particular passage or occasionally repeat a passage, and may also omit movements or entire pieces. Shed seats are reserved/ticketed seating only, not general admission.

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Monterey, MA: Maker Day at the Bidwell House Museum @ Bidwell House Museum
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Spend an afternoon at the Bidwell House Museum watching local artisans perform traditional craft demonstrations. Visitors can also take a self-guided tour of the Native American Interpretive Trail, view the gardens and hike on the trails. . FREE.

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

The Berkshires Early American History Museum
National Register of Historic Places
An authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1760s

Becket, MA–BALLET HISPÁNICO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 14-18 @ 2 and 6 pm, but NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

A Festival favorite known for “piercing stereotypes” (The New York Times), Ballet Hispánico is celebrated as the nation’s renowned Latinx dance organization and one of America’s Cultural Treasures. Under the direction of former Company member, Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, the company is recognized for bringing communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance performances, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences.

Founded in 1970 by National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramírez, the organization emerged during the post-civil rights movement on New York’s Upper West Side, providing a safe haven for primarily Black and Brown Latinx youth seeking artistic sanctuary during New York City’s plight in the 1970s. The need for place, both culturally and artistically, led families to find Ballet Hispánico.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Lenox, MA– Family Concert @ Tanglewood
Jul 17 @ 2:30 pm

Byron Stripling conducts “American Melodies” with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

A family-friendly journey through the early songs that defined America, from folk songs to spirituals, gospel to jazz.

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Becket, MA–BALLET HISPÁNICO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 14-18 @ 2 and 6 pm, but NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

A Festival favorite known for “piercing stereotypes” (The New York Times), Ballet Hispánico is celebrated as the nation’s renowned Latinx dance organization and one of America’s Cultural Treasures. Under the direction of former Company member, Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, the company is recognized for bringing communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance performances, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences.

Founded in 1970 by National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramírez, the organization emerged during the post-civil rights movement on New York’s Upper West Side, providing a safe haven for primarily Black and Brown Latinx youth seeking artistic sanctuary during New York City’s plight in the 1970s. The need for place, both culturally and artistically, led families to find Ballet Hispánico.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Norfolk Chamber Music Festival: Live Concert Streamed Online–Brentano Quartet
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm

Works of Haydn, Bacewicz, and Beethoven

Tel 860 542-3000
norfolk@yale.edu

Pittsfield, MA–Eleanor performance @ Barrington Stage Co.--Indoors at the Boyd-Quinson Stage
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm

In Eleanor, BSC Associate Artist and playwright Mark St. Germain brings to life Eleanor Roosevelt, the most influential First Lady the world has ever seen. From her “Ugly Duckling” upbringing to her unorthodox marriage to Franklin, Eleanor puts her controversial life, loves and passions on the stage. Tony Award- winning actress Harriet Harris returns to the role after her stellar virtual reading with BSC last fall.

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Sharon, CT: CACOPHONY DANIELS @ Sharon Playhouse
Jul 17 @ 8:00 pm

Administration: 860-364-7469

Cacophony Daniels is thrilled to make her Sharon Playhouse debut! Known as the Belty Broad From Broadway, she’s a live-singing drag darling from New York City who has toured internationally with her cabarets, including Wanna Bette?, her tribute to Bette Midler, and Under The ‘C’, her tribute to the late Howard Ashman, for which she received a 2017 Bistro Award. You may also have seen Cacophony as the prissy “Queen Bee” on The Mysteries of Laura opposite Debra Messing on NBC. Along with being seen in LGBTQ travel destinations such as Fire Island, Provincetown, and Puerto Vallarta, Cacophony makes regular appearances at Stonewall, The Duplex, Don’t Tell Mama, and aboard Atlantis Cruises, and performs live every Tuesday on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter for home audiences.
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Jul
18
Sun
Lenox, MA–Tanglewood Music Center Chamber Music Concert @ Tanglewood
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am

BACEWICZ Piano Quintet No. 1

PENDERECKI Duo concertate
Eleanor ALBERGA String Quartet No. 3

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Sharon, CT: SEUSSICAL KIDS @ Sharon Playhouse
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical KIDS.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child, who gets in trouble for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton’s challenge is twofold — not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Administration: 860-364-7469

Becket, MA–BALLET HISPÁNICO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 14-18 @ 2 and 6 pm, but NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

A Festival favorite known for “piercing stereotypes” (The New York Times), Ballet Hispánico is celebrated as the nation’s renowned Latinx dance organization and one of America’s Cultural Treasures. Under the direction of former Company member, Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, the company is recognized for bringing communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance performances, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences.

Founded in 1970 by National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramírez, the organization emerged during the post-civil rights movement on New York’s Upper West Side, providing a safe haven for primarily Black and Brown Latinx youth seeking artistic sanctuary during New York City’s plight in the 1970s. The need for place, both culturally and artistically, led families to find Ballet Hispánico.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Lenox, MA–Boston Symphony Orchestra @ Tanglewood
Jul 18 @ 2:30 pm

SUNDAY, 2:30 PM, july 18
Andris Nelsons conducts Mendelssohn-Hensel, Mozart, and Mendelssohn featuring pianists Lucas and Arthur Jussen

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Falls Village, CT–Verona Quartet @ Music Mountain
Jul 18 @ 3:00 pm

Fei-Fei, Piano

Gordon Hall Tickets $45; Lawn Tickets $30; Live Stream $15

DVORAK Cypresses (Selection)

BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C Sharp Minor, Op. 131

GRAZYNA BACEWICZ Piano Quintet #1

info@musicmountain.org

Jul
19
Mon
Lenox, MA–Tanglewood Music Center Chamber Music Concert @ Tanglewood
Jul 19 @ 2:30 pm

HAYDN String Quartet in G, Op. 64, No. 4
RACHMANINOFF Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor
MOZART String Quartet in D minor, K.421

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Lenox, MA-Heather Clark: Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath, Lecture @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm

Monday, July 19 at 4 pm and Tuesday, July 20 at 11 am

Members $25, General $30
Our popular Summer Lecture Series is back! Join us, under an open-air tent, for lectures from today’s leading biographers and historians

 

LENOX, MA–Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Fellows @ Tanglewood
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellows
BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 2
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Overture on Three Russian Themes
HAYDN Symphony No. 3 in G
STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite

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Jul
20
Tue
Lenox, MA-Heather Clark: Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath, Lecture @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am

Monday, July 19 at 4 pm and Tuesday, July 20 at 11 am

Members $25, General $30
Our popular Summer Lecture Series is back! Join us, under an open-air tent, for lectures from today’s leading biographers and historians

 

Pittsfield, MA–Eleanor performance @ Barrington Stage Co.--Indoors at the Boyd-Quinson Stage
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm

In Eleanor, BSC Associate Artist and playwright Mark St. Germain brings to life Eleanor Roosevelt, the most influential First Lady the world has ever seen. From her “Ugly Duckling” upbringing to her unorthodox marriage to Franklin, Eleanor puts her controversial life, loves and passions on the stage. Tony Award- winning actress Harriet Harris returns to the role after her stellar virtual reading with BSC last fall.

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Jul
21
Wed
Becket, MA–Canoeing October Mountain State Forest with Pleasant Valley Audubon staff
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Buckley Dunton Lake, Becket
Instructors: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires; Dale Abrams – Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Audience: All(suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $30.00, Child $30.00
Nonmembers: Adult $40.00, Child $40.00

Herons, loons, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings on this large, secluded lake in October Mountain State Forest. Explore the coves and inlets before paddling ashore to enjoy a snack, visit forest plant communities, and search for signs of animals such as porcupines and moose.

Instructions and Directions: Children must be at least 10 years of age and accompanied by an adult. All participants must know how to swim. Bring food, water, insect repellent, and sunscreen.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

berkshires@massaudubon.org

Becket, MA–BRIAN BROOKS / MOVING COMPANY @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 21-25 @ 2 and 6 pm, NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

A “master of momentum” (Chicago Tribune), Brian Brooks has choreographed for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Miami City Ballet, Wendy Whelan, and his own New York-based company. In The Moving Company’s first Pillow performance since 2013, they perform two world premieres and revisit Closing Distance which premiered just before the pandemic and hasn’t been performed since.

Flight Study, a new work set to a dynamic string quartet piece by GRAMMY-Award winning classical composer Bryce Dessner, was developed in multiple residencies over the past year. Brooks also performs a new untitled solo work for himself for the first time in over five years. Closing Distance is set to a Pulitzer Prize-winning score by composer Caroline Shaw, and features the eight-voice Williamstown, MA-based ensemble Roomful of Teeth.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Becket, MA–BRIAN BROOKS / MOVING COMPANY @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 21-25 @ 2 and 6 pm, NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

A “master of momentum” (Chicago Tribune), Brian Brooks has choreographed for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Miami City Ballet, Wendy Whelan, and his own New York-based company. In The Moving Company’s first Pillow performance since 2013, they perform two world premieres and revisit Closing Distance which premiered just before the pandemic and hasn’t been performed since.

Flight Study, a new work set to a dynamic string quartet piece by GRAMMY-Award winning classical composer Bryce Dessner, was developed in multiple residencies over the past year. Brooks also performs a new untitled solo work for himself for the first time in over five years. Closing Distance is set to a Pulitzer Prize-winning score by composer Caroline Shaw, and features the eight-voice Williamstown, MA-based ensemble Roomful of Teeth.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Sharon, CT: FROZEN JR. @ Sharon Playhouse
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, July 31 – 7 pm and  Sunday, Aug 1 – 12 pm

Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, Disney’s FROZEN JR. brings Elsa, Anna, an the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, including the Oscar Winning song “LET IT GO” with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.
A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

Administration: 860-364-7469

Pittsfield, MA–Eleanor performance @ Barrington Stage Co.--Indoors at the Boyd-Quinson Stage
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm

In Eleanor, BSC Associate Artist and playwright Mark St. Germain brings to life Eleanor Roosevelt, the most influential First Lady the world has ever seen. From her “Ugly Duckling” upbringing to her unorthodox marriage to Franklin, Eleanor puts her controversial life, loves and passions on the stage. Tony Award- winning actress Harriet Harris returns to the role after her stellar virtual reading with BSC last fall.

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Jul
22
Thu
Becket, MA–BRIAN BROOKS / MOVING COMPANY @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 21-25 @ 2 and 6 pm, NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

A “master of momentum” (Chicago Tribune), Brian Brooks has choreographed for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Miami City Ballet, Wendy Whelan, and his own New York-based company. In The Moving Company’s first Pillow performance since 2013, they perform two world premieres and revisit Closing Distance which premiered just before the pandemic and hasn’t been performed since.

Flight Study, a new work set to a dynamic string quartet piece by GRAMMY-Award winning classical composer Bryce Dessner, was developed in multiple residencies over the past year. Brooks also performs a new untitled solo work for himself for the first time in over five years. Closing Distance is set to a Pulitzer Prize-winning score by composer Caroline Shaw, and features the eight-voice Williamstown, MA-based ensemble Roomful of Teeth.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Becket, MA–BRIAN BROOKS / MOVING COMPANY @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 21-25 @ 2 and 6 pm, NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

A “master of momentum” (Chicago Tribune), Brian Brooks has choreographed for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Miami City Ballet, Wendy Whelan, and his own New York-based company. In The Moving Company’s first Pillow performance since 2013, they perform two world premieres and revisit Closing Distance which premiered just before the pandemic and hasn’t been performed since.

Flight Study, a new work set to a dynamic string quartet piece by GRAMMY-Award winning classical composer Bryce Dessner, was developed in multiple residencies over the past year. Brooks also performs a new untitled solo work for himself for the first time in over five years. Closing Distance is set to a Pulitzer Prize-winning score by composer Caroline Shaw, and features the eight-voice Williamstown, MA-based ensemble Roomful of Teeth.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Lenox, MA–Housatonic River Evening Paddle with Pleasant Valley Audubon staff
Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

July 8, 15, 22, 29,   from  6:30-9:00pm
aug 5, 12, 19   from  6 – 8:30
aug 25   from 5:30 – 8 pm

Instructors: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires; Dale Abrams – Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Audience: All(suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $30.00, Child $30.00
Nonmembers: Adult $40.00, Child $40.00

Evening is the perfect time to look for wildlife. We’ll leisurely explore the rich wetlands of the Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in the hours before dusk, find a cove to come together in, and enjoy light refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings.

Instructions and Directions: All participants must know how to swim. Bring insect repellent. We’ll provide snacks and beverages.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Pittsfield, MA–Eleanor performance @ Barrington Stage Co.--Indoors at the Boyd-Quinson Stage
Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm

In Eleanor, BSC Associate Artist and playwright Mark St. Germain brings to life Eleanor Roosevelt, the most influential First Lady the world has ever seen. From her “Ugly Duckling” upbringing to her unorthodox marriage to Franklin, Eleanor puts her controversial life, loves and passions on the stage. Tony Award- winning actress Harriet Harris returns to the role after her stellar virtual reading with BSC last fall.

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Jul
23
Fri
Becket, MA–BRIAN BROOKS / MOVING COMPANY @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 21-25 @ 2 and 6 pm, NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

A “master of momentum” (Chicago Tribune), Brian Brooks has choreographed for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Miami City Ballet, Wendy Whelan, and his own New York-based company. In The Moving Company’s first Pillow performance since 2013, they perform two world premieres and revisit Closing Distance which premiered just before the pandemic and hasn’t been performed since.

Flight Study, a new work set to a dynamic string quartet piece by GRAMMY-Award winning classical composer Bryce Dessner, was developed in multiple residencies over the past year. Brooks also performs a new untitled solo work for himself for the first time in over five years. Closing Distance is set to a Pulitzer Prize-winning score by composer Caroline Shaw, and features the eight-voice Williamstown, MA-based ensemble Roomful of Teeth.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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Becket, MA–BRIAN BROOKS / MOVING COMPANY @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 21-25 @ 2 and 6 pm, NOT 6 PM ON SUNDAY

A “master of momentum” (Chicago Tribune), Brian Brooks has choreographed for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Miami City Ballet, Wendy Whelan, and his own New York-based company. In The Moving Company’s first Pillow performance since 2013, they perform two world premieres and revisit Closing Distance which premiered just before the pandemic and hasn’t been performed since.

Flight Study, a new work set to a dynamic string quartet piece by GRAMMY-Award winning classical composer Bryce Dessner, was developed in multiple residencies over the past year. Brooks also performs a new untitled solo work for himself for the first time in over five years. Closing Distance is set to a Pulitzer Prize-winning score by composer Caroline Shaw, and features the eight-voice Williamstown, MA-based ensemble Roomful of Teeth.

Return to dance in Becket! Our 2021 festival includes in-person events with limited capacity all summer. Witness premier companies bring their performances outside for special week-long engagements on the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage
Seating will be at approximately 25% of capacity to allow for social distancing, so tickets are extremely limited.

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