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THE CALENDAR  • CALENDAR DIRECTORYEXHIBITIONS

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

 SUNDAY

 MONDAY
 TUESDAY

 WEDNESDAY
 THURSDAY

 FRIDAY

 SATURDAY

 

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MUSIC

Barrington Stage • 2017 Mr. Finn’s Cabaret Series: today, “Things We Think, But Don’t Dare Say” (also on 8/7), a song cycle by Danny Ursetti and Lauren Taslitz. A moving and funny collection of songs about the battle of the sexes • 8 pm • Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield,MA • info and tickets ($25) at www.barringtonstageco.org or 413-236-8888


Berkshire Lyric • three events today at three different places and times:
• 1 pm Ubi Caritas, choral concert at St. Joseph’s Church, Elm Street, Stockbridge,to benefit food pantry ministry. Select young a cappella chorus of Berkshire Lyric
• 3 pm Ubi Caritas, choral concert at Great Barrington Congregational Church, 251 Main Street, Great Barrington, to benefit food pantry ministry.
Select young a cappella chorus of Berkshire Lyric
• 5 pm Ubi Caritas, choral concert at St. Mark’s R.C. Church, 400 West Street, Pittsfield, to benefit food pantry ministry. Select young a cappella chorus of Berkshire Lyric. • Cost for each events Free will offering.• more info at BerkshireLyricInfo.org or 413 298 5365


Caffè Lena • Dylan Perrillo Orchestra, a colorful ensemble of young musicians who have come together from all corners of the Capital Region to
honor the roots of jazz • 7 pm • $22/$20 or $11 for children/students • www.caffelena.org


Mahaiwe • Michael Feinstein performs the Great American Songbook • 7 pm • $70-$115 • www.mahaiwe.org


Manchester Music Festival • Family Concert and Ice Cream Social. Join Manchester Music Festival for a special chamber family concert presented
by its summer young artist residents. School age children and their parents are welcome free of charge to come on a musical adventure followed by an ice
cream social • 2:00-3:30 pm • at Burr & Burton Academy • more info at www.mmfvt.org


Skidmore • NYS Summer School of the Arts: Orchestral studies concert • 2 pm • Zankel Music Center • Free and open to the public • more info
at 518-580-5590 or 518-474-8773

 

DANCE


Jacob’s Pillow • Doug Varone & Dancers (Aug. 2-6) • today’s time, 2 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org


Jacob’s Pillow • Kyle Abraham /Abraham.In.Motion (Aug. 2-6) • today’s times, 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


Berkshire Theatre Group • “The Music Man” (Show runs through Aug. 6) • 2 pm


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


Living Room Theater • “Circle Mirror Transformation” (runs Aug. 3-6, 9-12 ) • 2 pm


Mac-Hadyn • “Sweeney Todd” (July 27-Aug. 6) • 2 & 7 pm


OIdcastle • “Mauritius” (runs through Aug. 6) • 2 pm


Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park • “Twelfth Night” (runs Thurs to Sun, through Aug. 6) • 8 pm


Shakespeare & Co. • “Cymbeline” (through Aug. 6) • 2 pm


Shakespeare & Co. • “Intimate Apparel” (through Aug. 13) • 7:30 pm


Theater Barn • “Nunsense” (through Aug. 6) • 2 pm
Williamstown Theatre • “A Legendary Romance” (Aug. 3-20) • 2 & 7 pm


Williamstown Theatre • “Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow” (through Aug. 6) • 2 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MUSIC


Barrington Stage • 2017 Mr. Finn’s Cabaret Series: today, “Things We Think, But Don’t Dare Say” (also on 8/6), a song cycle by Danny Ursetti and Lauren Taslitz. A moving and funny collection of songs about the battle of the sexes • 8 pm • Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, MA • info and tickets ($25) at www.barringtonstageco.org or 413-236-8888


THEATER


Adirondack Theatre • “Glitches in Reality” (runs Aug. 7-12) • 5:30 & 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

 

 



 

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


Skidmore • NYS Summer School of the Arts: Orchestral studies concert • noon • Zankel Music Center • Free and open to the public • more info at
518-580-5590 or 518-474-8773

 

THEATER

Adirondack Theatre • “Glitches in Reality” (runs Aug. 7-12) • 5:30 & 8 pm


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


Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park • “Twelfth Night” (runs Thurs to Sun, through Aug. 6) • 8 pm


Shakespeare & Co. • “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (through Aug. 19) • 6 pm


Shakespeare & Co. • “Intimate Apparel” (through Aug. 13) • 7:30 pm


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

 

 

 

 

FILM


PS21 • Movie Tuesdays series “The Immigrant Experience in America”: today’s film, “Avalon.” A Polish-Jewish family comes to the US at the beginning
of the 20th Century to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land • 8:30 pm • FREE • info at ps21chatham.org

 

MISC.

 

Northshire (Saratoga store) • Author and art collector Mari Shaw discusses her book “The Noble Art of Collecting: The Word, the Book, and the Spaces
They Inhabit” • 5 pm • www.northshire.com


Ventfort Hall • Summer Tea & Talk Series every Tuesday from June 6 to Sept. 5. Today’s topic: Architectural historian Frances Morrone returns to
Ventfort Hall to roll out the red carpet on “The Plaza: New York’s Legendary Hotel.” Built during the Gilded Age, an era of extravagant gestures, the
hotel, with every architectural detail designed in the grand manner, was the address of diplomats,

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MUSIC

 

Concert at Windsor Lake • weekly (Wed.) event combining great music with the beautiful natural backdrop of Windsor Lake. Pack a picnic and
bring a chair or blanket. Today’s concert, JP Murphy, traditional Celtic tunes • 6:30 pm • at Windsor Lake (intersection of Kemp and Bradley Streets), North Adams, MA • free • info at explorenorthadams.com/item/concerts-at-windsor-lake

 

Lake George Arts Project • Wednesday summer concert series: today, The McKrells, traditional Irish music with a bluegrass twist • 7 pm (rain or shine) • Shepard Park • info at www.lakegeorgearts.org or 518-668-2616

 

DANCE


Jacob’s Pillow • Camille A. Brown & Dancers (Aug. 9-13) • today’s time, 8 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org


Jacob’s Pillow • Mark Dendy (Aug. 9-13) • today’s time • 8:15 pm • Doris Duke Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

THEATER


Adirondack Theatre • “Glitches in Reality” (runs Aug. 7-12) • 2 & 5:30 pm


Barrington Stage • “Bye Bye Birdie” (through Aug. 13) • 2 & 7 pm


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


Living Room Theater • “Circle Mirror Transformation” (runs Aug. 3-6, 9-12 ) • 7:30 pm


Shakespeare & Co. • “Intimate Apparel” (through Aug. 13) • 7:30 pm


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


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

 

MISC.


Capital District Fly Fishers • On-the-water meeting at Mohawk River. 24 Clark Ave., Cohoes, NY from 5:30-8:30 pm. Check out their webpage
for Google maps link — cdflyfishers.org


Granville Fire Department Carnival (runs Aug. 9-12) • Enjoy midway rides for all ages, games, favorite fair food and Saturday night fireworks
at this family-friendly event while showing support for the Granville Hook & Ladder Fire Co. • today’s times, 5-11 pm • 43 Quaker Street, Granville •
free


Northshire Cookbook Reading Group (Manchester store) meets to sample dishes made from “Salade: Recipes from the Market Table” by Pascale Beale. Pick up a copy, choose a recipe to prepare, and share with the group on the night of the meeting • 6 pm • at The Inn at Manchester • email Fran at ftobia@northshire.com





 

Thursday
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MUSIC

 

Ballston Spa — Concerts in the Park series (every Thurs. during the summer) • today, Blues Noir • 6-8 pm • Wiswall Park on Front Street • free


Caffè Lena • Jerling Kribs Lambiase — three veteran songwriters who also happen to be friends • 7 pm • $18/$16 or $9 for children/students • www.caffelena.org


Crandall Library • “Upon the Water”: Summerland Music Society presents a program of water-themed music that evokes the natural beauty of the Adirondacks. Featuring Schubert’s
Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 “The Trout,” selections from Argento’s To Be Sung Upon the Water and Schubert’s String Trio in B-flat Major, D. 471 • 7 pm • Community Room • Admission
free, donations appreciated • more info at 518-792-6508 x237


Georgi • The Washington County Band and Salem Rotary Ice Cream Social. The Band plays a mix of show tunes, and performance band classics in the Community Park. The Salem Rotary Club
will be serving up Stewarts Ice Cream. Be sure to bring a chair, the kids, and the bug spray! Family Friendly. Free! • 7 pm • Donations welcomed, and appreciated


Manchester Music Festival • concert “Glière, Renié, Rachmaninoff, Bach, & Mendelssohn.” The program is Glière: Ballade for Cello & Piano, Op. 4; Renié: Trio for Violin, Cello & Harp;
Rachmaninoff: “Two Morceaux de Salon” for Violin & Piano, Op. 6; Bach: Toccata & Fugue in D minor for Solo Harp, BWV 565; Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66 • 8 pm • at
SVAC Arkell Pavillion, 930 SVAC Drive W Rd, Manchester, VT • info and tickets ($35) at www.mmfvt.org • WITH free preconcert events from 5:30-7:45 including a 30-minute recital by one of the
evening’s musicians in the Arkell Pavilion and a 15-minute talk in the SVAC Yester House)


Tang Museum (Skidmore) • UpBeat on the Roof concert series (now on Thurs.): today, Cannon the Brave led by identical twin sisters Allyson (vocals) and Whitney Smith (keyboard, vocals).
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

 

DANCE


Jacob’s Pillow • Camille A. Brown & Dancers (Aug. 9-13) • today’s time, 8 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org


Jacob’s Pillow • Mark Dendy (Aug. 9-13) • today’s time • 8:15 pm • Doris Duke Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

THEATER


Adirondack Theatre • “Glitches in Reality” (runs Aug. 7-12) • 5:30 & 8 pm
Barrington Stage • “Bye Bye Birdie” (through Aug. 13) • 2 & 7 pm
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


Living Room Theater • “Circle Mirror Transformation” (runs Aug. 3-6, 9-12 ) • 7:30 pm


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


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


Shakespeare & Co. • “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (through Aug. 19) • 6 pm


Shakespeare & Co. • “Intimate Apparel” (through Aug. 13) • 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) • 7:30 pm

 

LECTURER

 

Northshire (Saratoga store) • Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Bob Cafaro presents “When the Music Stopped: My Battle and Victory against MS.” Cafaro shares his personal journey and a brief musical performance • 2 pm • www.northshire.com

 

MISC.


Beef dinner and a sale table with food items and crafts • Serving starts at 4:30 pm • at North Granville Methodist Church, 10344 State Route 22 • $10 for adults, $5 for ages 4-10 and
free for under 4 • more info from Roberta at 518-812-4001


Granville Fire Department Carnival (runs Aug. 9-12) • Enjoy midway rides for all ages, games, favorite fair food and Saturday night fireworks at this family-friendly event while
showing support for the Granville Hook & Ladder Fire Co. • today’s times, 5-11 pm • 43 Quaker Street, Granville • free


Hyde • Hyde Night Out: ACE: Behind the Scenes Series — Join the Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy (ACE) for the first of three “Behind the Scenes” events, which is held at
The Hyde Collection (with events to follow at Saratoga Performing Arts Center and Yaddo) • 6 pm • free • Register with ACE at www.upstatecreative.org


Skidmore • Museum Tour with Tang curator Rachel Seligman ‘91 • noon • Tang Museum • more info at 518-580-8080

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MUSIC

 

Caffè Lena • Jamcrackers, releasing a new album that features their three-part harmony and uplifting lyrics• 8 pm • $18/$16 or $9 for children/students
• www.caffelena.org


Guthrie Center • 2017 Troubadour Series: today, Matt Nakoa — “a talent and a voice you honestly should not miss” • 8 pm (doors 6 pm) • at the Guthrie
Center, Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington • tickets $20/$15 • more info at www.guthriecenter.org


Helsinki Hudson • Suzanne Vega • 9 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets ($45/$55) at helsinkihudson.com
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 • Dinner & Dance Benefit to kick of the Lake George Music Festival’s 2017 season — a fun evening of dinner, live
entertainment, LGMF musician performances, and dancing! • 6 pm • Fort William Henry Resort, Lake George • more info and tickets ($50) at www.
lakegeorgemusicfestival.com or 518-791-5089


Music from Salem • the last of four free workshops for kids that provide a lively introduction to classical music making and listening, featuring
Music from Salem musicians • 3 pm • Greenwich Youth Center • more info at www.musicfromsalem.org

 

DANCE

 

Jacob’s Pillow • Camille A. Brown & Dancers (Aug. 9-13) • today’s time, 8 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org


Jacob’s Pillow • Mark Dendy (Aug. 9-13) • today’s time • 8:15 pm • Doris Duke Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org


PS21 • JUST FOR FUN: Free Performances for Kids. Today, Caleb Teicher and Company show off and share their awesome tap skills in this special
performance for kids • 1 pm • FREE • info at ps21chatham.org


PS21 • Caleb Teicher and Company bring a radiant performance of tap, jazz, and modern dance to the PS21 stage (also Aug. 12) • 8 pm • tickets
($35/$30 members/$18 students) and info at ps21chatham.org

 

THEATER


Adirondack Theatre • “Glitches in Reality” (runs Aug. 7-12) • 5:30 & 8 pm


Barrington Stage • “Bye Bye Birdie” (through Aug. 13) • 7 pm


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) • 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


Living Room Theater • “Circle Mirror Transformation” (runs Aug. 3-6, 9-12 ) • 7:30 pm


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


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


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


Shakespeare & Co. • “Intimate Apparel” (through Aug. 13) • 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) • Kathleen Saville presents her book Rowing for my Life” about her attempts, with her husband, to row across the Atlantic Ocean — and three years later, the Pacific • 7 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Northshire (Saratoga store) • Paul Hockenos presents his book “Berlin Calling: A Story of Anarchy, Music, the Wall, and the Birth of the New Berlin” in conversation with William Lewis, Professor of Philosophy at Skidmore College • 7 pm • www.northshire.com


MISC.


Granville Fire Department Carnival (runs Aug. 9-12) • Enjoy midway rides for all ages, games, favorite fair food and Saturday night fireworks at this family-friendly event while showing support for the Granville Hook & Ladder Fire Co. • today’s times, 5-11 pm • 43 Quaker Street, Granville • free

 

Northshire Classic Mystery Reading Group (Manchester store) meets to discuss “Cotton Comes to Harlem” by Chester Himes • 2 pm • at the bookstore • For more info or to join this group contact Louise Jones at ljones@northshire.com

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MUSIC

 

Bennington Farmers’ Market • today’s performer, Gus Bloch • 10 am-1 pm • at the scenic river walk park along the Walloomsac

 

Caffè Lena • All-day banjo workshops ($30 each, or all four for $100): Bob Altchuiler, “Building a Bluegrass Banjo Break” at 10 am; Dave Kiphuth, “Earl-tone and the Theory of Up the Neck Bluegrass Breaks” at 11:30 am; Martin Grosswendt, “Dock Boggs Banjo” at 1:30 pm; and Aubrey Atwater,“The Songs and Banjo Styles of Lily May Ledford” at 3 pm • www.caffelena.org

 

Caffè Lena • sixth annual Banjo Revelry. Enjoy the versatility of banjo as four master level players present a dynamic night of Old-Time, Folk, Celtic and Bluegrass of every variety • 8 pm • $20/$18 or $10 for children/students • www.caffelena.org

 

Gardenworks • Farm-to-Table onsite cabaret, dinner and show. 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. • 5:30 pm • $65. Reservations required. 518-854-9200

 

Guthrie Center • 2017 Troubadour Series: today, Chris Smither— American folk/blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter • 8 pm (doors 6 pm) • at the Guthrie Center, Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington • tickets $30/$25 • more info at www.guthriecenter.org

 

“Hope in the Valley” a new country/bluegrass jam is taking place from 3-6 pm at the Argyle United Methodist Church, 12 Sheridan St., Argyle, NY as a benefit for the Haynes House of Hope, a comfort care home for the terminally ill in Granville, NY. More info available by calling Jani at 518-638-8026

 

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

 

DANCE


Jacob’s Pillow • Camille A. Brown & Dancers (Aug. 9-13) • today’s times, 2 & 8 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

Jacob’s Pillow • Mark Dendy (Aug. 9-13) • today’s time • 2:15 & 8:15 pm • Doris Duke Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

PS21 • Caleb Teicher and Company bring a radiant performance of tap, jazz, and modern dance to the PS21 stage (also Aug. 11) • 8 pm • tickets ($35/$30 members/$18 students) and info at ps21chatham.org

 

SVAC • An Evening of Dance with Members of American Ballet Theatre & Friends • 7 pm • info and tickets ($40/$45) at www.svac.org


 

THEATER


Adirondack Theatre • “Glitches in Reality” (runs Aug. 7-12) • 2 & 5:30 pm

 

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

 

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) • 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

 

Living Room Theater • “Circle Mirror Transformation” (runs Aug. 3-6, 9-12 ) • 7:30 pm

 

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

 

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

 

Shakespeare & Co. • “Intimate Apparel” (through Aug. 13) • 3 & 5:30 pm

 

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

 

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

 

Williamstown Theatre • “A Legendary Romance” (Aug. 3-20) • 3:30 & 38 pm

 

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

 

LECTURER

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • Award-winning filmmaker Jay Craven presents a special tribute to Vermont writer, Howard Frank Mosher, who passed away unexpectedly in late January. Craven presents a 20-minute talk, “My Life, So Far, With Howard,” in which he details his often-daunting exploits and humorous experiences working with Mosher. Following his talk, Craven will present a 25th anniversary screening of his film, Where the Rivers Flow North • 6 pm • www.northshire.com


MISC.


Berkshire Scenic Railway • summer Cabaret Train (runs Aug. 12 & 26, Sept. 9 & 23). Berkshires’ musical duo Samantha Talora & Ron Ramsay entertain on the rails during the 75-minute leisurely excursion from North Adams to Adams and back. Passengers are encouraged to bring their own beverages and snacks including beer, wine, cocktails • Rides begin 7 pm, departing from 98 Crowley Ave. Station in North Adams • Tickets ($20) available at www.hoosacvalleytrainride.com

 

(13th Annual) Cardboard Boat Race • Participants construct a “human-powered” boat made of corrugated cardboard or 100 percent recycled materials, which will hold at least one crew member and be “seaworthy” enough to race a short distance on the Hudson River. Racers may construct their boats ahead of time or on the morning of the event (materials will be available at the event site for a nominal fee).During race preparations, there will be food, live music and lots of creativity. Environmental education activities, canal trivia and terrific photo opportunities will round out a fun-filled day for all. Individuals, families, groups, businesses and school teams are all encouraged to race • 8 am-3 pm (rain date is 8/13) • at Fort Hardy Park beach on Route 29 in Schuylerville, NY • Call Park Director Cindy Wian at 518-350-PARK (7275) or e-mail info@hudsoncrossingpark.org for more info

 

Granville Fire Department Carnival (runs Aug. 9-12) • Enjoy midway rides for all ages, games, favorite fair food and Saturday night fireworks at this family-friendly event while showing support for the Granville Hook & Ladder Fire Co. • today’s times, 3-11 pm • 43 Quaker Street, Granville • free

 

McCartee’s Barn • Art Reception “Garden, Barn, and Home Art Reception” • 2-4 pm • 23C East Broadway, Salem, NY • 518-854-3857

 

Merck Forest • Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing. Bring a blanket and prepare to be awed by the immensity of the skies over the Merck-y mountains. • 8 pm • 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont • $3 • 3270 Route 315 (Rupert Mountain Road) • 802-394-7836 • www.merckforest.org

 

Pember Museum • Ryan Price of the Pember Museum presents a Wilderness Survival program at the Pember Nature Preserve in Hebron. During this program, participants learn about wilderness survival skills including how to use a compass which comes in handy when you’re hiking • 10 am-noon • info from the Museum at 518-642-1515, www.thepember.com

 

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