Berkshires Week and Shires of Vermont

Thursday, June 26

ART

MCLA Gallery 51

Alaa Awad, Egyptian painter and muralist, "Thebes: What the Ancients have to say about Contemporary Egypt," June 26 to July 27. Reception 6 p.m. North Adams.

DownStreet Art

Art openings across downtown North Adams, including Awaa Alad at Gallery 51 and local artist Grier Horner in the Eagle building. Street performances and public art works.

Frelinghuysen Morris House

"Pioneers of American Modernism -- Mor ris and Holtzman," founding members of the American Abstract Artists in 1936, opens today. Historic home of abstract artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen. Lenox DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Free Inside/Out Performance: Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, 6:15 p.m.. Trey McIntyre Project, 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. "Unreal Hip-Hop," 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. 358 George Carter Road, Becket.

FILM

Berkshire Athenaeum

Screening of the documentary ‘Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Health care, 7 p.m., with talk. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

KID STUFF

Adams Community Night

Community Night at Adams Visitor Center, Depot Street, 6: p.m. Free.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

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


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MUSIC

Whitney Center for the Arts

Opera Notte, "Deception & Desire," arias from popular operas with tapas available, 7:30 p.m. 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

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

Berkshire Theatre Group

Preview, "The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful," 8 p.m., Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

"Madagascar," story of a young man's mysterious disappearance. 2 and 8 p.m. Chester.

Dorset Theatre Festival

Main stage: "Red," Tony Award-winning drama about artist Mark Rothko. 8 p.m., Dorset.

Performance Space 21

Walking the Dog Theater's Long Form Improv, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

World premiere of the pop- rock musical, "Analog and Vinyl," 7:30 p.m., Weston.

Friday, June 27

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Free PillowTalk: "Gotta Collect!", 5 p.m., Blake's Barn. Free Inside/Out Performance: Buglisi Dance Theatre, 6:15 p.m. Trey McIntyre Project, 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. "Unreal Hip-Hop," 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. George Carter Road, Becket.

COMMUNITY

Writers Read

Shira Dentz and Andrew Schelling, 6 p.m. Good Purpose Gallery, Main Street, Lee.

KID STUFF

Tanglewood

Afternoon of family activities: Scavenger hunt, performances, instrument playground, fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center and other local performers, begins at 1 p.m. Free, registration required. bso.org

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

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

MUSIC

Guthrie Center

Joe Crookson, folk music at site of Alice's Restaurant, 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

45th Summer Festival. Trios for flute, gamba and harpsichord by C.P.E. Bach, Ra meau and Pousseur, celebrate composers' anniversaries. Lewis Spratlan's Horn Quartet will honor those hurt in Newtown Conn. tragedy. Open rehearsal, 7 p.m. Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont.

Music and Art Café

Ryan Hubbard performs traditional original music, 7 p.m. Petersburch Veterans Mem orial Community Center.

Tanglewood

Top jazz pianist Kenny Barron with the Kenny Barron Trio, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Route 183, Lenox. bso.org

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Kiss Me Kate," 2 and 8 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., Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

"Madagascar," the story of a young man's mysterious disappearance. 8 p.m. 15 Middlefield Road, Chester. chestertheatre.org

Dorset Theatre Festival

"Red," six-time Tony Award-winning drama about artist Mark Rothko. 8 p.m., 104 Cheney Road, Dorset. dorsettheatrefestival.org

Performance Space 21

Walking the Dog Theater's Long Form Improv, 8 p.m. 2890 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y. PS21Chatham.org

Shakespeare and Company

"A Servant of Two Masters," 5:30 p.m. "A Midsummer Night's Dream," 7 p.m. Preview: "Julius Caesar," 8 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox. shakespeare.org

The Theater Barn

"You Should Be So Lucky," a laugh-out-loud farce, 8 p.m., Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. theaterbarn.com

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

World premiere of the pop-rock musical, "Analog and Vinyl," 7:30 p.m., 703 Main St., Weston. westonplayhouse.org

Saturday, June 28

ART

Berkshire Community College OLLI

"Jean-Leon Gerome: Enemy of the Impres sionists," Marc Gotlieb talk, Free. 10:30 a.m. 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Hancock Shaker Village

Shaker cooking for families 10:45 a.m. Appliqued quilting workshop. Pittsfield.

Spencertown Academy

"Dreams and Digressions: New Paintings by Kris Galli" 4 to 7 p.m. Spencertown, N.Y.

Vermont Arts Exchange

VAE's 20th Birthday Bash: Live music, open house activities and more. Bennington.

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Trey McIntyre Project, 2 and 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. "Unreal Hip-Hop," 2:15 and 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Free PillowTalk: "Trey McIntyre's Best Moves," 4 p.m., Blake's Barn. Free Inside/Out Per for mance: Tap Program, The School at Jacob's Pillow, 6:15 p.m. Becket.

South County contra dance

New Moon Contra Dance and Summer Sing-in. Live music with Steve Howland calling. Sacred harp singing 4:30 p.m., Sing-in starts at 5:30, community potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30. All dances taught, no partner necessary. At Dewey Memorial Hall, Route 7, Sheffield. sheffieldcontradance.wordpress.com

COMMUNITY

Bidwell House Museum

History Talk: "The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic," 10 a.m. Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham.

Ventfort Hall

Bronze sculptor Andrew DeVries to speak on his career and creative process from sketches to sculpture, 2:30 p.m. 104 Walker St., Lenox.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

"WeeMuse: Welcome to Kindergarten" -- music, games, performances 1 to 3 p.m., free and open to the community. "Kitchen Ka-Boom" 11 a.m., fun science experiments, all kid-safe, using items found in almost any kitchen. Pittsfield.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

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

MUSIC

Abode of the Message

Amir El Saffar, trumpeter, santur player, vocalist and composer with Omar Dewachi on oud, Iraqi Maqam music. 7 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Arrowhead

"The Pipes of Scotland," a piping and penning workshop with Nancy Tunnicliffe and Jana Laiz, 3 p.m., Pittsfield.

Aston Magna Music Festival

"Winds of Romanticism," music of Crusell, Brahms, Mendelssohn under musical direction by Daniel Stepner. 6 p.m. Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. astonmagna.org, (800) 595-4849.

Guthrie Center

Meg Hutchinson, folk music at site of Alice's Restaurant, 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

45th Summer Festival. Trios for flute, gamba and harpsichord by C.P.E. Bach, Rameau and Pousseur, celebrate composers' anniversaries. Lewis Spratlan's Horn Quartet will honor those hurt in Newtown Conn. tragedy. 7:30 p.m. Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont.

Music Mountain

Saturday Evening Twilight Series will continue with Jive By Five. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 at the door and $27 in advance. Children ages 5-18 are free when accompanied by a ticket holder. Music Mountain, 225 Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, C.T.

Spectrum Playhouse

Bobby Sweet and Annie Guthrie; the two will be sharing the stage in an intimate and informal "in the round" style setting. 8 p.m. 20 Franklin St., Lee.

Tanglewood

"A Prairie Home Companion at Tangle wood" with Garrison Keillor, 5:45 p.m., Shed. Live broadcast. Route 183, Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

"Up Close: Live Birds of Prey" 10 a.m. to noon. Hawks, owls and bald eagle. Sheffield.

Bob's Way

Come explore Bob's Way in Monterey. View from Dave's Bench and beaver swamp. 10 a.m. with Berkshire Natural Resources Council. Trailhead on Route 23 at Mon ter ey/Otis town line, Alford.

Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary

Organic Gardening Series: "Bugs & Diseases of the Vegetable Garden," 10 to 11:30 a.m., pavilion, 350 William St., Pittsfield.

Master Gardeners

Free class "Gardening in the Shade" 10 a.m. gardens behind Springside House in Springside Park, Pittsfield.

Project Native

Butterfly and bug safari: With nets and bug boxes, magnifying glasses and field guides at the ready, find eggs, caterpillars and butterflies to bring into the Butterfly House. 10:30 a.m. to noon, Free. Route 41, Housatonic.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

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

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dread ful," 2 and 8 p.m., Main Stage, Stockbridge. Opening night.

Chester Theatre Company

"Madagascar," the story of a young man's mysterious disappearance. 8 p.m. Chester.

Performance Space 21

Walking the Dog Theater's Long Form Improv, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare and Company

Preview: "Julius Caesar," 3 p.m. "Shake speare's Will," 8 p.m., Lenox.

The Theater Barn

"You Should Be So Lucky," a laugh-out-loud farce, 4 and 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Town Players of Pittsfield

Readings from one-act comedies "Rel atively Speaking" by Woody Allen, Ethan Coen and Elaine May. 2 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

World premiere of the pop-rock musical, "Analog and Vinyl," 2 and 7:30 p.m., Weston.

Sunday, June 29

COMMUNITY

The Mount

Community Garden Party, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Family day, tour the house, ex plore the gardens and trails. Lenox.

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Trey McIntyre Project, 2 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. Sunday Film Event -- "Never Stand Still," 4:30 p.m., Blake's Barn. "Unreal Hip-Hop," 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Becket.

FILM

Berkshire Museum

Little Cinema: Documentary "Nicky's Family," story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children before World War II. Sponsored by Temple Anshe Amunim. 2 p.m. Pittsfield.

KID STUFF

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

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

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

Fyvush Finkel, celebrating the great songs and humor of show business. 8 p.m., Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Bascom Lodge

Rakish Paddy: Foot stomping Celtic music, 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

Music Mountain

Arianna String Quartet with Daniel Panner. Music Mountain, 225 Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, C.T.

Sage City Symphony

All-American Summer Pops Concert, 4 p.m. To benefit the music program at the North Bennington Village School. Rodgers and Hammerstein, Aaron Copland and other American composers. Sage City players, Music Company Orchestra from Saratoga County. Village School. vsnb.org

Peter Yarrow in concert

Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, & Mary will perform a benefit concert for the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies at the Israel Con gregation. 4 p.m. Manchester. (802) 362-7220.

OUTDOORS

Massachusetts Audubon

Canoe Trip to Upper and Lower Goose Ponds in search of ravens, hawks, herons, and a variety of songbirds, 8 a.m.-noon. Previous canoe experience is required. Lee and Tyringham.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Working on a Special Day," 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. Musical "Kiss Me Kate," 5 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Chester Theatre Company

"Madagascar," the story of a young man's mysterious disappearance. 2 p.m. Chester.

Dorset Theatre Festival

"Red," six-time Tony Award-winning drama about artist Mark Rothko. 3 and 8 p.m., Dorset. dorsettheatrefestival.org

Shakespeare and Company

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" set in the Bayou and the Jazz Age, 2 p.m. "Shake speare's Will," the uncharted life of Anne Hathaway -- Shake speare's wife, 3 p.m. Preview: "Julius Caesar," in which 7 actors play all the roles, 8 p.m., Lenox.

The Theater Barn

"You Should Be So Lucky," a laugh-out-loud farce, 2 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

World premiere of the pop-rock musical, "Analog and Vinyl," 3 p.m., Weston.

Monday, June 30

FILM

Knesset Israel

"Kings of Comedy," wit of Jerry Seinfeld, 7:30 p.m. 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

Fyvush Finkel, great songs and humor of show business. 8 p.m., Mr. Finn's Cabaret, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield.

Bascom Lodge

Singer, songwriter and teaching artist JoAnne Spies, 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

THEATER

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful," 8 p.m., Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. Talk-back to follow. Preview, Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music," 8 p.m., The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Oldcastle Theatre

Susan Scarf Merrell, author of ‘Shirley: A Novel,' based on Vermont writer Shirley Jack son, speaks, 7 p.m. 331 Main St., Bennington. (802) 447-0564, oldcastlethreatre.org

Tuesday, July 1

COMMUNITY

Temple Anshe Amunim

"When a Jew Plays the Villain," 10:30 a.m. 26 Broad St., Pittsfield.

Ventfort Hall

Sherill Tippins, "The Chelsea Hotel: New York City's Dream Palace," 4 p.m. Tea and talk. 104 Walker St., Lenox.

FILM

Performance Space 21

"Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel," film, photography, animation, graphics, text, sound and music. Free. Chatham, N.Y.

KID STUFF

Lenox Library

Kids concert in the park with Terry A La Berry, 11 a.m., indoors in case of rain, free.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

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

OUTDOORS

Project Native

Butterfly and bug safari: With nets and bug boxes (provided), magnifying glasses and field guides at the ready, find eggs, caterpillars and butterflies to bring into the Butterfly House. Learn to identify host plants, find eggs and caterpillars and ecologically harvest food for caterpillars. 10:30 a.m. to noon, Free. Housatonic.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

"Let's Misbehave: A Tribute to Cole Porter," BSC Musical Theatre Appren tices. 10 p.m., Mr. Finn's Cabaret. Pittsfield.

Tanglewood

Boston Symphony Chamber Players. Wyner: "Into the Evening Air," for wind quintet; Debussy Sonata for flute, viola, and harp; Schubert: Octet in F, D.803, for winds and strings. 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

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

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful," 8 p.m., Main Stage, Stockbridge. Preview, Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music," 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield.

Dorset Theatre Festival

"Red," six-time Tony Award-winning drama about artist Mark Rothko. 8 p.m., Dorset.

Shakespeare and Company

Tuesday Talk, "Julius Caesar," 5 p.m. Preview: "Julius Caesar," in which 7 actors play all the roles, 8 p.m., Lenox.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

World premiere of the pop-rock musical, "Analog and Vinyl," 7:30 p.m., Weston.

Wednesday, July 2

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Compagnia T.P.O. in "Bleu!," 4:15 and 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Free Inside/Out Performance: Patricia Kenny Dance Col lection, 6:15 p.m. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre.

KID STUFF

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

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

MUSIC

Eagles Band

Eagles Stage Band, Big Band dance music and swing, 7 p.m. Lilac Park, Main Street, Lenox. Free.

Ventfort Hall

Jeff Folmer, singer, song writer, guitarist performs contemporary folk and pop music, 7 p.m. 104 Walker St., Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

John Wheeler, local wild mushroom enthusiast and founding member of the Berkshire Mycological Society, will speak on the joys of mushroom identification, seasons and habitats, 6 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

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

Berkshire Playwrights Lab

Staged reading of work in progress 7:30 p.m. Free. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

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

Chester Theatre Company

"Madagascar," the story of a young man's mysterious disappearance. 8 p.m. Chester.

Dorset Theatre Festival

"Red," six-time Tony Award-winning drama about artist Mark Rothko. 3 and 8 p.m., Dorset. dorsettheatrefestival.org

Shakespeare and Company

Preview: "Julius Caesar," 3 p.m. "A Servant of Two Masters," 5:30 p.m. "Shake speare's Will," 8 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

Pop-rock musical, "Analog and Vinyl," 2 and 7:30 p.m., Weston.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"June Moon," 7:30 p.m., Main Stage, Main Street / Route 2, Williamstown. (413) 597-3400, wtfestival.org