(Photo by Conrad Dy Liacco / Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival)

Berkshires Week and Shires of Vermont

Thursday, June 19

ART

IS183 Art School

Adult Student Show opening 4 to 6 p.m. Citizens' Hall, Stockbridge. Free.

COMMUNITY

The Mount

"A Sense of Place: Private Gardens of the Hudson Valley" with author Jane Garmey, 6 p.m. Lenox. DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Free Inside/Out Performance: New Generation Dance Company, 6:15 p.m., Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space. The Hong Kong Ballet, 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. Becket.

KID STUFF

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

The Young Company, "The Three Little Pigs," 4 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club.

MUSIC

Dalton CRA

Concert on the Memorial Lawn with Dave Bacon Band, sponsored by the Dalton Benefit Association, 7 p.m., Free. Dalton CRA, 400 Main St., (413) 684-0260, dalton cra.org.

OUTDOOR

1,000 Miles for Health

A mile walk, at the Wellness, immediately following the running of the Green Mile Road Race. Information: berkshirerunningcenter.com or Cultural Pittsfield Facebook page for events.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

Preview: "Working on a Special Day," 7:30 p.m., St. Ger main Stage. Cole Porter's musical "Kiss Me Kate," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.


Advertisement

Dorset Theatre Festival

Main stage: "Red," 8 p.m., Dorset.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"Doubt," 2 and 7:30 p.m. Bennington.

Town Players of Pittsfield

Short staged reading of "Lives of the Great Waitresses," 5:30 p.m., repeated at 6:30 p.m. Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Free.

Friday, June 20

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Free PillowTalk: "The Evolution of Institutions," 5 p.m., Blake's Barn. Free Inside/Out Performance: American Dance Guild, 6:15 p.m. The Hong Kong Ballet, 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. Carmen de Lavallade in "As I Remember It, "8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Becket.

COMMUNITY

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

Al Vorspan and Rabbi Everett Gendler will speak at Shabbt services about their participation in the Civil Rights movement and their commitment to "Tikkun Olam." 7:30 p.m., 270 State Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-6378.

KID STUFF

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

WPTC Young Company, "The Three Little Pigs," a musical. 1 and 4 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club. 982 Route 100 South, Weston.

MUSIC

Guthrie Center

John Flynn, 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

Summer solstice concert

Three Graces performs rolk-folk fusion in three-part harmony, 7 p.m. 5 Bank St., North Bennington.

Whitney Center for the Arts

Opera Notte, "Deception & Desire." Evening of Arias with tapas available, 7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Working on a Special Day," 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "Kiss Me Kate," 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Dorset Theatre Festival

Main stage: "Red," 8 p.m., Dorset. Opening night reception follows.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"Doubt," 7:30 p.m. Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

"Shakespeare's Will," 7:30 p.m., Lenox.

Saturday, June 21

ART

Shaker Museum & Library

"Utopian Benches" -- Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon presents the work of sculptor Francis Cape. Reception with artist. Free. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Southern Vermont Arts Center

Gallery director and curator Chester Kasnowski, ‘Exploring the Foundations and Traditions of Art: Or, who is Fibonacci and Why would as Artist Care?' free, 9"30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m., Manchester. (802) 362-1405

COMMUNITY

Arrowhead

Country Fair #1, Pittsfield.

Becket Arts Center

Summer Solstice celebration with food, live music, dancing, children's activities and silent auction, free, 6 to 10 p.m. Becket.

Berkshire Community College

"Beethoven and Bonaparte," Jeremy Yudkin, OLLI talk, Free. 10:30 a.m. Pittsfield.

Hancock Shaker Village

Shaker cooking for families 10:45 a.m. Oval box basics workshop. Make a own nest of four boxes, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pittsfield.

Sandisfield Arts Center

Historic Homes talk, 10 a.m., Route 57, Sandisfield

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

The Hong Kong Ballet, 2 and 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. Free PillowTalk: "Carmen & Geoffrey," 4 p.m., Blake's Barn. Free Inside/Out Performance: Ballet Program, The School at Jacob's Pillow, 6:15 p.m., Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space. Carmen de Lavallade in "As I Remember It," 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Becket.

Lenox Contra Dance

Live music by Anadama, Amelia Mason fiddle, Emily Troll accordion, Bethany Waickman guitar; Calling by Jim Fownes, 8 to 11:30 p.m. Lenox

KID STUFF

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

The Young Company, "The Three Little Pigs," 1 and 4 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club.

MUSIC

Aston Magna Music Festival

"Celebrating C.P.E. Bach's 300th Birthday; and J.S. Bach's Musical Offering," under musical direction by Dan iel Stepner. 6 p.m. Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, astonmagna.org. (800) 595-4849.

Berkshire Nursing Families Benefit

Benefit concert featuring Jen Crowell, Good Good and Trophy Husbands. 6:30-11 p.m. $10+ suggested donation. Berkshire Nursing Families, 1288 Mass Ave., North Adams.

Guthrie Center

John Gorka, 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

New York City-based modern string quartet Ethel, "Grace," exploring the idea of redemption through music. 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

Ventfort Hall

"Some Romantic Evening." Music of the Gilded Age at the unveiling of "Tango!" a new bronze sculpture by Andrew DeVries. 7 p.m. Lenox.

Tannery Pond Concerts

Axel Strauss, violin, and Ilya Poletaev, piano, 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Botanical Garden

"Wild Harvest: Edible and Medicinal Field Study," 10 a.m. with herbalist Dina Falconi. Stockbridge.

Hoosac Range Hike

Moderate hike, 10 a.m. with Berk shire Natural Resources Council. Trailhead on Route 2 east of North Adams. bnrc.net

Master Gardeners

Free class, "Roses for the Northern Climes" 10 a.m. gardens behind Spring side House in Springside Park, Pittsfield.

Mountain Laurel Hike

Morning hike with mountain laurel in bloom to the newly reopened summit at Dry Hill. North Road parking area, 10 a.m. Free. westregion@ttor.org, (413) 298-3239 ext., 3020.

Project Native

Native Butterfly House opens for the season, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Butterfly and bug safari: Find eggs, caterpillars and butterflies to bring into the Butterfly House. 10:30 a.m. to noon, Free. Housatonic.

Tamarack Hollow

Summer solstice hike to sacred wells and springs of the highlands 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Windsor

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Working on a Special Day," 4 and 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "Kiss Me Kate," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Dorset Theatre Festival

Main stage: "Red," 3 and 8 p.m., Dorset. Talk-back after matinee.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"Doubt" 2 and 7:30 p.m. Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

"Shakespeare's Will," 3 p.m., "A Midsummer Night's Dream," 7 p.m., Tina Packer Playhouse, Lenox.

WRITING

Monterey Cultural Council

New York Times best-selling author B. B. Haywood, aka Beth Feenan, recep tion 4:30 p.m. at the Monterey General Store, 448 Main Road., (413) 528-5900. Free.

Sunday, June 22

COMMUNITY

Bennington Great Race

Great Race old car rally and race stops in town for lunch. Classic cars begin arriving c. 12:20 p.m. and stay for an hour. greatrace.com.

Strawberry Festival

Strawberry shortcake, sundaes, pies, jams and jellies to benefit Stephen town Historical Society, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Berry Patch, Route 22, Stephentown N.Y.

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

The Hong Kong Ballet, 2 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. Carmen de Lavallade in "As I Remember It," 2:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Becket.

KID STUFF

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

"The Three Little Pigs," 3 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

"Songwriters Cabaret #1" featuring Will Aronson and Noel Carey. 8 p.m., Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Celebration of Jewish Music

"My Heart is in the East: a concert of songs, stories, and dance interpretation, celebrating the land of Israel," poetry and stories with Jewish music and modern dance. 3 p.m. Congre gation Beth Israel, North Adams.

Juilliard String Quartet

Music Mountain continues its 85th anni v ersary season with a mid-season benefit concert, the Juilliard String Quartet. 3 p.m. Music Mountain, 225 Music Mountain Road., Falls Village, Conn.

Performance Space 21

Repast Baroque with guest harpsichordist Dongsok Shin in an all-J.S. Bach program, 2 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

OUTDOORS

Adams annual race

George Coope Memorial Road Race -- Kids Fun Run, 5K & 10K Run and 1-mile walk, 8:30 a.m., Adams Visitor Center, Hoosac Street, Adams. celebrateadams.com

Bascom Lodge

‘The Great Barrington Fairgrounds,' presentation about the past, the present and future plans for historic site. 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

Field Farm

NatureSnap: Photography Workshop, 7 to 11 a.m. Williamstown. Trustees of Reservations.

Tamarack Hollow

Waterfalls and big trees hike 10 a.m. at Chapel Brook Falls, Ashfield. (413) 532-1631

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Working on a Special Day," New England premiere, 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Cole Porter's musical "Kiss Me Kate," 5 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Dorset Theatre Festival

Main stage: "Red," 3 p.m., Dorset.

"Doubt," 2 p.m. Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

"Shakespeare's Will," 3 p.m., Lenox. Preview, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," 7 p.m., Tina Packer Playhouse, Lenox.

WAM Theatre

"How the World Began," 3 p.m. Staged reading, No. Six Depot Café and Roastery, 6 Depot St., West Stockbridge.

Monday, June 23

ART

Bascom Lodge

Alaa Awad, Egyptian painter and muralist, will talk about his work. 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

FILM

Congregation Knesset Israel

"Kings of Comedy," wit of Billy Crys tal, 7:30 p.m. 16 Cold Road, Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

"Songwriters Cabaret #1" featuring Will Aronson and Noel Carey. 8 p.m., Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Tuesday, June 24

COMMUNITY

Arrowhead

Farm Day. at Melville's Arrowhead Farm (Free all day). Pittsfield.

FILM

Movie Tuesdays: "You Were Never Lovelier," Fred Astaire with Rita Hay worth. 8:30 p.m. Free. Chatham, N.Y.

HISTORY

Ventfort Hall

Karen Shepard, "The Celestials: North Adams Meets the Chinese," 4 p.m. tea and talk, Lenox.

KID STUFF

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

The Young Company, "The Three Little Pigs," 4 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club.

MUSIC

Eagle Band

Summer band standards, Broadway show tunes, patriotic favorites and marches, 7 p.m. Springside Park, Pittsfield. Free.

Mass MoCA

Rock ‘n' rock shape-shifter Beck, in concert, 8:30 p.m. North Adams

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

Conversations With: "From Film to Stage: Adapting ‘Una Giornata Parti colare' for a Theatre," free, general seating, 4 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "Kiss Me Kate," 7 p.m., Mainstage. "Working on a Special Day," 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

Preview, "The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful," 8 p.m., Fitzpatrick Main Stage, 83 East Main St., Stockbridge. (413) 997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org

Wednesday, June 25

COMMUNITY

Bascom Lodge

Big Elm Brewery talk about brews, 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

Berkshire Athenaeum

The Friends of the Berkshire Athen aeum will host a screening of the documentary, "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare." Fol lowed by a short panel discussion. 7 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Congregation Knesset Israel

"Sharpening our kitchen skills -- developing flavors," 7:30 p.m. 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. (413) 445-4872, ext. 12.

Dalton CRA

20th Annual Golf Tournament, benefits the Dalton Youth Center programming and youth scholarships for camp and sports programs. 12:30 p.m. shotgun start at Wahconah Country Club, Dalton. Register by June 23. Dalton CRA, 400 Main St., (413) 684-0260, (413) 684-0260, dalton cra.org.

Left bank

Shirley Jackson Day, celebration of writer of ‘The Lottery' and other stories, 7 p.m. with Bennington center for the Arts. 5 Bank St., North Bennington.

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Trey McIntyre Project, 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. Free Inside/Out Per formance: Sayat Nova Dance Company, 6:15 p.m., Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space. "Unreal Hip-Hop," 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Becket.

KID STUFF

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

"The Three Little Pigs," 4 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club. 982 Route 100 South, Weston.

OUTDOORS

Alford Springs Hike

Moderate hike partially off-trail, 10 a.m. with Berkshire Natural Resources Council. Alford Springs Trailhead, Alford.

Berkshire Museum

Butterfly Garden Planting workshop, 9 a.m. Project Native staff explain host and nectar plants that attract butterflies, then plant the Berkshire Museum's first butterfly garden. Pittsfield.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Kiss Me Kate," 2 and 7 p.m., Main stage. "Working on a Special Day," 7:30 p.m., discussion, St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

Preview, "The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful," 7 p.m., Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

"Madagascar," 8 p.m. Chester.

Dorset Theatre Festival

Main stage: "Red," with Tim Daly, 3 and 8 p.m., Dorset. dorsettheatrefestival.org

Shakespeare and Company

Preview: "A Servant of Two Masters," 5:30 p.m., outside in the Rose Foot print, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. shakespeare.org