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THE CALENDAR  • CALENDAR DIRECTORYEXHIBITIONS

August 1-5 • August 6-12 August 13-19 August 20-26 August 27-September 2

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MUSIC

Caffè Lena • Roosevelt Dime — an East Coast based quartet tracing the rich tributaries of Americana Blues, Bluegrass, and New Orleans juke joint Rhythm & Blues

• 7 pm • $16/$14 or $8 for children/students • www.caffelena.org

 

Fort Salem • Jerry Gretzinger in Concert/”The Pack Is Back”: The Rat Pack in Vegas. With his own style, his own energy, and his own brand of bravura, Gretzinger pays homage to the iconic sounds and repertoire of Sinatra, Davis, and Martin in their best Vegas years. Reservations Required • 2 pm • $25 • reservations 518-854-9200; info www.fortsalemtheater.com

 

Helsinki Hudson • Jen Chapin, and the Rogovoy Salon • 7 pm (doors 5 pm) • info and tickets ($15) at helsinkihudson.com

 

Manchester Music Festival • Young Artists Concert — today’s program: Schubert: Adagio e Rondo Concertante in F Major, D. 487; Dvorak: Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90 – “Dumky”; Mahler: Piano Quartet in A minor (1876); Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 • 2 pm • at SVAC Arkell Pavillion, 930 SVAC Drive W Rd, Manchester, VT • For more info and tickets ($10) visit www.mmfvt.org

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Music from Salem expands to an exuberant group of ten performers for a festive final concert of the season “whatever a sun will always sing.” Program includes Dvorak’s meltingly beautiful Serenade for Strings, conceived for string orchestra, which is played by an ensemble of nine including The Julius Quartet with violinists Jae Cosmos Lee and Rohan Gregory (a first time guest at Music from Salem), artistic director and violist Lila Brown, cellist William Laney, and Nathan Varga, double bass. Also, Byron Hogan of the Julius quartet and Laney, both MfS Cello Seminar alumni, perform Curtis Hughes’ virtuosic “Merger.” Mendelssohn’s string quintet in A Major lends breadth and depth to this luscious program. And, for cooling energy, Jae Cosmos Lee performs solo in Vivaldi’s Winter, with Alfred Fedak on harpsichord • 4 pm • at a country barn at 105 McKie Hollow Rd., Cambridge, NY • $25, but Music from Salem (MfS) welcomes all under its “pay what you can” policy • more info at info@musicfromsalem.org or 518-232-2347


DANCE

Jacob’s Pillow • Camille A. Brown & Dancers (Aug. 9-13) • today’s time, 2 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

Jacob’s Pillow • Mark Dendy (Aug. 9-13) • today’s time • 2:15 pm • Doris Duke Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org


THEATER

Barrington Stage • “Bye Bye Birdie” (through Aug. 13) • 2 pm

 

Barrington Stage • “This” (runs Aug. 3-27) • 3 pm

 

Barrington Stage • “Company” (runs Aug. 10-Sept. 2) • 5 pm

 

Dorset Theatre Festival • “The Legend of Georgia McBride” (Aug. 3-19) • 2 pm

 

Mac-Hadyn • “Spamalot” (Aug. 10-20) • 2 & 7 pm

 

Shakespeare & Co. • “Intimate Apparel” (through Aug. 13) • 3 pm

 

Shakespeare & Co. • “The Tempest” (through Sept. 3) • 5:30 pm

 

Theater Barn •“Godspell 2012” (Aug. 10-20) • 2 pm

 

Williamstown Theatre • “A Legendary Romance” (Aug. 3-20) • 2 pm

 

Williamstown Theatre • “Actually” (Auy. 9-20) • 2 & 7 pm



MISC.

Chapman • “Family Fun Day on the Feeder” — celebrates the 11th Annual Canal Splash and commemorates the Bicentennial of the NYS Canal System. On hand are plenty of children’s activities that include make and take projects, knot tying, hands-on artifacts, the exciting canal game, meeting re-enactors and some refreshments • 1-4 pm •at the Historic Coal Silos, 72 Maple St. in Hudson Falls • info at 518-793-2826

 

Grafton, NY: 32nd Annual Run for the Roses 5K Foot Race. Also Nature Walk and Kids’ Fun Run • 5K Race starts at 9 am; 2.5-mile Nature Walk, 8 am; Kids’ 1- Mile Fun Run, 10 am • Cost for 5K: $20 advance, or $25 day of race; for Nature Walk: $10/$15; for Kids’ Run:: $8/$10 • Race is benefit for Grafton Community Library and takes place at Grafton Lakes State Park • Register online at www.finishright.com or download application from www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org • info at Grafton Lakes State Park, 518-279-1155

 

Hyde • Second Sunday: Family Art Activity — Everyone will play a role in creating a beautiful mural on paper that will be exhibited at The Hyde Collection in the Rotunda Gallery.


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MUSIC

Mahaiwe • An Evening with two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster. She’s a bona fide Broadway star, and as a solo artist has performed all over the country as well as internationally • 8 pm • $80-$115 • www.mahaiwe.org


THEATER

Berkshire Theatre Group • “At Home at the Zoo” (Show runs through Aug. 26) • 7 pm

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • “Arsenic and Old Lace” (Show runs through Aug. 19) • 7 pm





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MUSIC

Caffè Lena • Rochmon Record Club, which gathers once a month to look at one ground-breaking rock or pop album. Today the group llistens to and discusses Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon” (1973) • doors 6:30 pm; presentation at 7 • $5 • more info at www.caffelena.org

 

Castleton Summer Concert Series 2017 • today, Satin & Steel. (Concerts are every Tuesday through Aug. 15.) • 7 pm (rain or shine) • new Castleton Pavilion • free • www.castleton.edu

 

Lake George Music Festival (runs Aug. 15-24) • Tonight’s program: Anton Reicha, 24 Horn Trios, Op.82, No.1; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Clarinet Quintet, K.581; Johann Christian Bach, Flute Quartet in C Major, W.B58; Zoltan Kodaly, Serenade, Op.12 (There’s also a pre-performance workshop by Douglas Cox, master violin maker from 6-6:30 pm) • concert 7 pm • tonight’s location, St. James Church, 172 Ottawa Street, Lake George • tickets ($10) at door or www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com

 

Mahaiwe • The Beach Boys — with over 100 million albums sold over their 54 year career • 7 pm • $56-$146 • www.mahaiwe.org


THEATER

Barrington Stage • “This” (runs Aug. 3-27) • 7:30 pm

 

Barrington Stage • “Company” (runs Aug. 10-Sept. 2) • 7 pm

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • “At Home at the Zoo” (Show runs through Aug. 26) • 7 pm

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • “Arsenic and Old Lace” (Show runs through Aug. 19) • 7 pm

 

Lake Theatre • “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” (runs through Sept. 2) • lunch seating 11:30 am with curtain at 1 pm

 

Shakespeare & Co. • “The Tempest” (through Sept. 3) • 5:30 pm

 

Williamstown Theatre • “A Legendary Romance” (Aug. 3-20) • 7:30 pm

 

Williamstown Theatre • “Actually” (Auy. 9-20) • 7:30 pm

 

FILM

Movie Tuesdays series “The Immigrant Experience in America”: today’s film, “The Visitor.” A lonely, widowed college professor discovers a young couple living in his New York apartment. They are undocumented immigrants from Syria and Senegal and his ensuing relationship with them changes his life. • 8:30 pm • FREE • info at ps21chatham.org

 


LECTURER

Northshire (Saratoga store) • Sasscer Hill, award-winning mystery author and former steeplechase jockey presents her horse-related mystery “Flamingo Road” • 6 pm • www.northshire.com

Northshire History Reading Group (Manchester store) meets to discuss “Homage to Catalonia”

by George Orwell • 5:30 pm • at the bookstore • Please email Jean Miller at vtjem@comcast.net to inquire or join this group!

Ventfort Hall • Summer Tea & Talk Series every Tuesday from June 6 to Sept. 5. Today’s topic: Dr. Margot MacIlwain Nishimura, Deputy Director for Collections at Newport Restoration Foundation, opens the door on storied “Rough Point, Mansion and Museum: Doris Duke’s Newport Legacy” and its extraordinary treasures. Overlooking fabulous gardens and the ocean, the English manorial-style mansion is furnished with first-rate art and antiques • 4 pm • $26/$32 • info or reservations at 413-637-3206 • more info at gildedage.org


 


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MUSIC

Caffè Lena • Attention bluegrass pickers! Mandolinist Alan Epstein hosts a popular monthly Bluegrass Jam at Caffe Lena • Note new time: doors 6:30 pm; show at 7 • $5, or free for students • www.caffelena.org

 

Hubbard Hall • Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” — The elixir of love (runs Aug. ,11, 12, 16, 18, 20). Written over the course of only 6 weeks in 1832, this romantic comedy remains one of the most-performed operas to this day, due in no small part to highly relatable characters and the ever-relevant theme of falling in love • today’s time, 7 pm • Mainstage • $60 premium seating with complementary charcuterie and wine, $45 riser seating, $25 students • info at 518-677-2495 or www.hubbardhall.org

 

Lake George Arts Project • Wednesday summer concert series: today, Adam Ezra Group, folk rock • 7 pm (rain or shine) • Shepard Park • info at www.lakegeorgearts.org or 518-668-2616

 

Lake George Music Festival (runs Aug. 15-24) • today: Stunning views. Fine food and drink. World-Class performances. Chamber music set at the highest, and newest point in Lake George Village – the new Marriott Hotel’s “Roof Top Terrace.” Program: Henry Purcell, Suite for Brass; Dmitri Shostakovich, String Quartet No.4; Krzysztof Penderecki, Quartet for Clarinet and String Trio; Antonin Dvorak, Terzetto in C Major, Op.74 • 6 pm cash bar & light hors d’oeuvres; 7 pm performance • 365 Canada Street, Lake George • tickets ($35) and more info at www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com or 518-791-5089


DANCE

Jacob’s Pillow • Trisha Brown Dance Company (Aug. 16-19) • today’s time, 8 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

Jacob’s Pillow • Compañia Irene Rodríguez (Aug. 16-20) • today’s time • 8:15 pm • Doris Duke Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 


THEATER

Barrington Stage • “This” (runs Aug. 3-27) • 7:30 pm

 

Barrington Stage • “Company” (runs Aug. 10-Sept. 2) • 7 pm

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • “At Home at the Zoo” (Show runs through Aug. 26) • 7 pm

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • “Arsenic and Old Lace” (Show runs through Aug. 19) • 2 & 7 pm

 

Dorset Theatre Festival • “The Legend of Georgia McBride” (Aug. 3-19) • 2 & 7:30 pm

 

Lake Theatre • “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” (runs through Sept. 2) • lunch seating 11:30 am with curtain at 1 pm; dinner seating 6:30 pm with curtain at 8 pm

 

Mac-Hadyn • “Spamalot” (Aug. 10-20) • 2 pm

 

Shakespeare & Co. • “The Tempest” (through Sept. 3) • 5:30 pm

 

Williamstown Theatre • “A Legendary Romance” (Aug. 3-20) • 2 pm

 

Williamstown Theatre • “Actually” (Auy. 9-20) • 7:30 pm



MISC.

Adirondack Folk School • Open Forge Night: Steve Gurzler demonstrates the art of blacksmithing and supervises others as they try their hand at the anvil to heat, bend, and create for the first time • 6:30-8:30 pm • Demo is free, but for those who want to try their hand at blacksmithing and forge an item at open forge, there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials • info at 518-696-2400 or www.adirondackfolkschool.org




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MUSIC

Ballston Spa — Concerts in the Park series (every Thurs. during the summer) • today, Seth and the Moody Melix, kids music • 6-8 pm • Wiswall Park on Front Street • free

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • concert Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes • 8 pm • at the Colonial • link to tickets ($50/$30) at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

Caffè Lena • Jesse Terry — weaving tales of travel and homecoming, of sorrow and of redemption, into songs that are enduring and fresh — and The Young Novelists, Toronto roots-rock band • 7 pm • $16/$14 or $8 for children/student • www.caffelena.org

 

Jamaica (VT) Town Hall Concert Series •Tommy Bones & the Thunderous Tones, traditional Irish music • 7 pm • Jamaica Town Hall, Main Street (Rt. 30), Jamaica • $10 at door

 

Lake George Music Festival (runs Aug. 15-24) • Tonight’s program: David Biedenbender, Red Vesper (2014); Ludwig van Beethoven, Serenade in D Major, Op.25; Benjamin Britten, The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op.35; Ernest Bloch, Piano Quintet No.1 • 7 pm • SUNY Adirondack Theater, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury • tickets ($10) at door or www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com

 

Manchester Music Festival • “A Night At The Opera” — program TBA • 8 pm • at SVAC Arkell Pavillion, 930 SVAC Drive W Rd, Manchester, VT • info (including map) and tickets ($45) at www.mmfvt.org

 

Tang Museum (Skidmore) • UpBeat on the Roof concert series (now on Thurs.): today, The Ramblin Jug Stompers with their mix of old time, bluegrass and folk music. Ample parking is available at the museum • 7 pm • on the roof of the Tang Teaching Museum, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs • free • more info at 518-580-8080 or visit skidmore.edu/tan

 

Washington County Band • 7 pm • at the Pawlet VT, Library


DANCE

Jacob’s Pillow • Trisha Brown Dance Company (Aug. 16-19) • today’s times, 2 & 8 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

Jacob’s Pillow • Compañia Irene Rodríguez (Aug. 16-20) • today’s time • 8:15 pm • Doris Duke Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org


THEATER

Barrington Stage • “This” (runs Aug. 3-27) • 7:30 pm

 

Barrington Stage • “Company” (runs Aug. 10-Sept. 2) • 8 pm

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • “At Home at the Zoo” (Show runs through Aug. 26) • 7 pm

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • “Arsenic and Old Lace” (Show runs through Aug. 19) • 7 pm

 

Dorset Theatre Festival • “The Legend of Georgia McBride” (Aug. 3-19) • 7:30 pm

 

Lake Theatre • “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” (runs through Sept. 2) • lunch seating 11:30 am with curtain at 1 pm;

dinner seating 6:30 pm with curtain at 8 pm

 

Mac-Hadyn • “Spamalot” (Aug. 10-20) • 2 & 8 pm

 

Shakespeare & Co. • “The Tempest” (through Sept. 3) • 5:30 pm

 

Shakespeare & Co. • “The Wharton Comedies” (through Sept. 10) • 7:30 pm

 

Theater Barn •“Godspell 2012” (Aug. 10-20) • 8 pm

 

Williamstown Theatre • “A Legendary Romance” (Aug. 3-20) • 2 & 7:30 pm

 

Williamstown Theatre • “Actually” (Auy. 9-20) • 2 & 7:30 pm


LECTURER

Northshire (Saratoga store) • conversation between nonfiction authors Tod Olson and Steve Sheinkin, in celebration of Olson’s book “Lost in Outer Space: The Incredible Journey of Apollo 13” • 6 pm • www.northshire.com


MISC.

Grow Dalton is hosting the second annual Music and Arts Festival (Aug. 17-21).

Hyde • Hyde Night Out: Art Battle: Mystery Box Challenge — Each team receives a mystery box filled with supplies — some obvious, some mysterious — which they then use to create a work of art. A panel of judges choose the most creative artwork • 6-8 pm • $10 for members and $12 for non-members • RSVP by contacting Kayla at 518-792-1761 x310

 

Northshire Mystery and Thriller Reading Group (Manchester store) meets to discuss “Jane and the Waterloo Map” by Stephanie Barron • 2 pm • bookstore conference room • Please email Sarah Knight at sknight@northshire.com to inquire or join this group

 

Skidmore • Museum Tour with Tang collections managers Elizabeth Karp and Jessica Lubniewski • noon • Tang Museum • more info at 518-580-8080


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MUSIC

Berkshire Theatre Group • New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players I’ve Got A Little Twist — celebrating the legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan in American musical theater with favorites from Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bernstein, Sondheim, Lerner & Loewe, Meredith Willson, and Jerry Herman • 8 pm • at the Colonial • link to tickets ($25-$45) at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

Caffè Lena • New Hampshire troubadour Bill Staines, who has headlined the Caffe Lena stage twice a year since 1967 • 8 pm • $22/$20 or $11 for children/students • www.caffelena.org

 

Guthrie Center • 2017 Troubadour Series: today, Sarah Lee Guthrie: Woody’s Granddaughter; Arlo’s Daughter • 8 pm (doors 6 pm) • at the Guthrie Center, Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington • tickets $25/$20 • more info at www.guthriecenter.org

 

Hubbard Hall • Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” — The elixir of love (runs Aug. 11, 12, 16, 18, 20). Written over the course of only 6 weeks in 1832, this romantic comedy remains one of the most-performed operas to this day, due in no small part to highly relatable characters and the ever-relevant theme of falling in love • today’s time, 7 pm • Mainstage • $60 premium seating with complementary charcuterie and wine, $45 riser seating, $25 students • info at 518-677-2495 or www.hubbardhall.org

 

Lake George Music Festival (runs Aug. 15-24) • Tonight’s program: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Divertimento, K.213; Steven Mackey, Prelude to the End; David Ludwig, Songs from the Bleeding Pines; Bela Bartok, Piano Quintet (There’s also a pre-performance workshop by the Brooklyn Art Song Society and Poet Ray Owen from 6-6:30 pm)• concert 7 pm • Sacred Heart Church, 50 Mohican Street, Lake George • tickets ($10) at door or www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com


DANCE

Jacob’s Pillow • Trisha Brown Dance Company (Aug. 16-19) • today’s time, 8 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

Jacob’s Pillow • Compañia Irene Rodríguez (Aug. 16-20) • today’s time • 8:15 pm • Doris Duke Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

PS21 • JUST FOR FUN: Free Performances for Kids. Today, West African Dance & Drum Workshop Performance. An annual favorite! • 1 pm • FREE • info at ps21chatham.org

 

PS21 • This summer Monica Bill Barnes & Company present their new work “One Night Only,” in which Barnes finds the humor in awkward, everyday triumphs and failures (also Aug. 19) • 8 pm • tickets ($35/$30 members/$18 students) and info at ps21chatham.org


THEATER

Bennington Center for Arts • Story Night Reviews, a Vermont show that delivers a night of local raw truth from local people without the help of notes and props (Think, the Moth Radio Hour) • 7-9 pm • tickets $16 advance at Storiesvermont.brownpapertickets.com or $24 door. Proceeds support the curation and execution of murals in Bennington through the Bennington Murals Art Program • www.thebennington.org

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • No Boundaries in
Art series: today, the play “Pravda,” by David Hare and Howard Benton — “A powerful and provocative play by master playwrights exploring the role of journalism in society” • 2 pm • at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage • reserve your FREE ticket in advance at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

Barrington Stage • “This” (runs Aug. 3-27) • 7:30 pm

 

Barrington Stage • “Company” (runs Aug. 10-Sept. 2) • 2 & 8 pm

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • “At Home at the Zoo” (Show runs through Aug. 26) • 8 pm

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • “Arsenic and Old Lace” (Show runs through Aug. 19) • 8 pm

 

Dorset Theatre Festival • “The Legend of Georgia McBride” (Aug. 3-19) • 7:30 pm

 

Lake Theatre • “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” (runs through Sept. 2) • dinner seating 6:30 pm with curtain at 8 pm

 

Mac-Hadyn • “Spamalot” (Aug. 10-20) • 8 pm

 

OIdcastle • “A Comedy of Tenors” (runs Aug. 18-Sept. 3) • 7:30 pm

 

Shakespeare & Co. • “The Tempest” (through Sept. 3) • 5:30 pm

 

Shakespeare & Co. • “The Wharton Comedies” (through Sept. 10) • 7:30 pm

Theater Barn •“Godspell 2012” (Aug. 10-20) • 8 pm

 

Williamstown Theatre • “A Legendary Romance” (Aug. 3-20) • 8 pm

 

Williamstown Theatre • “Actually” (Auy. 9-20) • 8 pm


LECTURER

Northshire (Manchester store) • Bestselling author Julie Klam presents “The Stars in our Eyes,” a lively and engaging exploration of celebrity: why celebrities fascinate us, what it means to be famous today, and why celebrities are so important • 7 pm • www.northshire.com

 

CELEBRATE STEPHENTOWN • grassroots festival this weekend with more than 30 events taking place in “The Only Stephentown On Earth!” Some of today’s events include a BYO Picnic Featuring Music By The Hill Hollow Band (6-7:30 pm at Stephentown Veteran’s Memorial Park); School Supplies Giveaway (7 pm at Gardner’s Ice Cream & Coffee Shoppe); and New Sign Dedication & Opening Night Reception

(7:30-9:00 pm, Stephentown Town Hall). • To see a complete list of weekend’s events (and directions), go to celebratestephentown.com/schedule/reception

Mahaiwe • Heather Fisch presents HYPNOSIA The Wondershow of the Universe — part old-style magic show, part social commentary and part boundary-pushing live theater experience • 8 pm • $19-$35 • www.mahaiwe.org


 

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MUSIC

(Music at) Bennington Farmers’ Market • today’s performer, Scott Forrest • 10 am-1 pm • at the scenic river walk park along the Walloomsac

 

Caffè Lena • Jazz In the Key of Dylan: A Tribute to Bob Dylan featuring Keith Pray, Chuck Lamb, Lecco Morris and the Arch Stanton Quartet • 8 pm • $25/$22 or $12.50 for children/students • www.caffelena.org

 

Guthrie Center • 2017 Troubadour Series: today, Joe Crookston • 8 pm (doors 6 pm) • at the Guthrie Center, Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington • tickets $25/$20 • more info at www.guthriecenter.org

 

Lake George Music Festival (runs Aug. 15-24) • Children’s Concert: “The Soldier’s Tale.” A theatrical work “to be read, played, and danced” by three actors and one or several dancers, accompanied by a septet of instruments, this piece was conceived by Igor Stravinsky and Swiss writer C. F. Ramuz based on a Russian folk tale • 5 pm • Shepard Park Amphitheater • free • more info at www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com or 518-791-5089

 

Lake George Music Festival (runs Aug. 15-24) • Late Night by Moonlight: A true party-cruise aboard the famous “Minne-Ha-Ha” with amplified, jamming classical music, multiple bars, and a dance floor! Featuring an eclectic and lively program of familiar symphonic and jazz crossover classics performed by LGMF musicians and the Brooklyn-based electronic indie band Balún • 8:45 pm • Tickets ($30) can be purchased directly from the Lake George Steamboat Company at the gate • more info/tickets at www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com or 518-791-5089

 

Skidmore • NYS Summer School of the Arts: Orchestral studies concert • 2 pm • Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs • more info at 518-580-5590 or 518-474-8773

SVAC • Bob Milne, Ragtime Pianist, performs • 7:30 pm • info and tickets ($29/$35) at www.svac.org

 

Tannery Pond Concerts • Inbal Segev, cello, and Alon
Goldstein, piano, play Ravel, Brahms, Liszt, Dvorak • 8 pm • Tickets are $39/$30 and can be purchased online at www.tannerypondconcerts.org or by calling 888-820-1696


DANCE

Jacob’s Pillow • Trisha Brown Dance Company (Aug. 16-19) • today’s times, 2 & 8 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

Jacob’s Pillow • Compañia Irene Rodríguez (Aug. 16-20) • today’s time • 2:15 & 8:15 pm • Doris Duke Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

Lenox Contra Dance • music by Spare Parts with Liz Stell flute, Eric Buddington fiddle, Bill Matthiesen keyboard, Mark Murphy bass, and Jim Fownes calling • 8-11 pm with beginners’ workshop at 7:45 • Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker Street, Lenox, MA • $12/$6 • more info at www.LenoxContraDance.org

 

PS21 • This summer Monica Bill Barnes & Company present their new work “One Night Only,” in which Barnes finds the humor in awkward, everyday triumphs and failures (also Aug. 18) • 8 pm • tickets ($35/$30 members/$18 students) and info at ps21chatham.org


THEATER

Barrington Stage • “This” (runs Aug. 3-27) • 3 & 7:30 pm

 

Barrington Stage • “Company” (runs Aug. 10-Sept. 2) • 8 pm

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • “At Home at the Zoo” (Show runs through Aug. 26) • 2 & 8 pm

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • “Arsenic and Old Lace” (Show runs through Aug. 19) • 2 & 8 pm

 

Dorset Theatre Festival • “The Legend of Georgia McBride” (Aug. 3-19) • 2 & 7:30 pm

 

Lake Theatre • “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” (runs through Sept. 2) • dinner seating 6:30 pm with curtain at 8 pm

 

Mac-Hadyn • “Spamalot” (Aug. 10-20) • 4 & 8 pm

 

OIdcastle • “A Comedy of Tenors” (runs Aug. 18-Sept. 3) • 2 & 7:30 pm

 

Shakespeare & Co. • “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (through Aug. 19) • 11 am

 

Shakespeare & Co. • “The Wharton Comedies” (through Sept. 10) • 3 pm

 

Shakespeare & Co. • “The Tempest” (through Sept. 3) • 5:30 pm

 

Taconic Stage • “The Last Flapper” (runs Aug. 19, 20, 25, 26, 27) • 2 pm

 

Theater Barn •“Godspell 2012” (Aug. 10-20) • 4 & 8 pm

 

Williamstown Theatre • “A Legendary Romance” (Aug. 3-20) • 3:30 & 8 pm

 

Williamstown Theatre • “Actually” (Auy. 9-20) • 3:30 & 8 pm

 

Mahaiwe • film “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952) with Gene Kelly • 7 pm • $7 • www.mahaiwe.org


LECTURER

Hyde • “The Ellsworth Kelly Curve: Art for the Present Tense” — Tricia Y. Paik, Kelly scholar, discusses the origins and importance of the curve in Ellsworth Kelly’s wide-ranging body of work • 3 pm • RSVP by contacting Kayla at 518-792-1761 x310 or adminassist@hydecollection.org.

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • Peter Gould presents “Horse-Drawn Yogurt: Stories from Total Loss Farm,” a patchwork of true stories of a young man’s life on a Vermont farm commune at the height of the back-to-the-land movement • 7 pm • www.northshire.com


MISC.

CELEBRATE STEPHENTOWN • grassroots festival this weekend with more than 30 events taking place in “The Only Stephentown On Earth!” Some of today’s events include a Guided Hike With the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (8-11 am at Albert Family Community Forest), Stephentown Historical Society Tag Sale (9 am to 3 pm at Gardner’s Field) and a Community Corn Boil, noon- 6 pm, Stephentown Elementary School • To see a complete list of weekend’s events (and directions), go to celebratestephentown.com/schedule/reception

 

Hudson SummerFest • Music, author events, food, etc. • 11 am to 7 pm • at Henry Hudson Riverfront Park in Hudson • Details at www.hudsonsummerfest.com

 

Lenox 250th Anniversary celebration • today, The Gilded Age, Garden & Flower Show! Patterned after historical shows exhibited at the Lenox Town Hall during the early to mid-twentieth century, the idea is to have fun while using your imagination in creating a lovely vegetable or flower design for exhibit. Share your green thumb and/or your flair for design. Children and adults are welcome to participate (also on 8/20) • today’s times,10 am-5 pm • also a lecture today at 10:30 am by Author/Historian Cornelia “Nini” Brooke Gilder • more info at 413-637-2684

 

Skidmore • Tang Museum Family Saturdays: Brief tour of a current Tang exhibition followed by a hands-on art activity. Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions • 2:00-3:30 pm • Tang • Free and open to the public • reservations (strongly recommended) and info at 518-580-8080