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July 9-15 • July 16-22 • July 23-31

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MUSIC

Caffè Lena • Gangstagrass, “a dirty fightin’, gator wrestlin’, foot stompin’ bluegrass-hip-hop project” of Brooklyn based producer Rench • 7 pm • $20/$18 or $10 for children/students • www.caffelena.org

 

Manchester Music Festival • Young Artists Concert — today’s program: Beethoven: Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 1 No. 3; Ravel: String Quartet in F Major (1903); Dvorak: Terzetto in C for Two Violins & Viola, Op. 74; Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47 • 2 pm • at SVAC • For more info and tickets ($10) visit www.mmfvt.org.


PS21 • Lincoln Mayorga: “Chopin and Candlelight”: A musical and dramatic presentation, with pianist Lincoln Mayorga performing Chopin’s Twenty-six Preludes and the correspondence and diaries of the composer and his lover, George Sand, read by actor Nancy Rothman • 2 pm • info and tickets ($30/$25 or $18 for students) at ps21chatham.org

 

DANCE


Jacob’s Pillow • Paul Taylor Dance (July 12-16) • today’s time, 2 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

Jacob’s Pillow • Roy Assaf Dance (July 12-16) • today’s time, 2:15 pm • Doris Duke Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

THEATER


Barrington Stage • “Speech and Debate” (runs Tues-Sun, July 13-29) • 3 pm


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


Dorset Theatre • “Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” (July 13-29), • 2 pm


Fort Salem • “Souvenir” (July 14-16) • 2 pm


Mac-Hadyn • “Saturday Night Fever,” a disco inferno of a show (July 6-23) • 2 & 7 pm


Shakespeare & Co. • “4000 Miles” (through July 16) • 3 pm


Shakespeare & Co. • “Cymbeline” (through July 4-Aug. 6) • 7:30 pm


Theater Barn • “Spider’s Web” (July 6-23) • 2 pm


Williamstown Theatre • “The Roommate” (through July 16) • 2 pm


Williamstown Theatre • “Where Storms Are Born” (July 12-23) • 2 & 7 pm

 

FILM


Images • “Clueless” — classic retelling of Jane Austen’s “Emma,” set in 1995 Beverly Hills • 8:15 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.

 

Haynes House of Hope, a comfort care home for the terminally ill in Granville, NY, is holding its annual Basket Party. Last year’s event saw a standing-room-only crowd vie for more than 200 baskets and a dazzling array of major raffle prizes. Those attending the party can enjoy lunch as well, which is available for purchase at the firehouse • Doors open at 11 am • at the Hartford Volunteer Fire Company at the corner of Routes 149 and 40 in Hartford • more info available at www.thehayneshouseofhope.org or 518-642-8155


Dancing Ewe Farm in North Granville,NY, presents a memorable 4-coursec gourmet dinner to benefit the Haynes House of Hope, a comfort care home for the terminally ill in Granville • 6 pm • at 181 County Route 12, Granville • tickets ($85) available at www.dancingewe.com/Tickets.html or by calling the farm at 518-642-8199

 

 

 

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THEATER


Adirondack Theater • “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” (runs July 5-20) • 11 am


Adirondack Theater • “Knights of the Sales Office” (runs July 11-20) • 7:30 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “Children of a Lesser God” (Show runs June 22-July 22) • 7 pm

 

MISC.


Skidmore • NYS Summer Writers Institute: Reading by Margo Jefferson and Peg Boyers • 8 pm • Davis • info at 518-580-5593



 

Tuesday
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THEATER

 

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 “Rumours”(1977), Fleetwood Mac’s best-selling album and considered by many to be one of the best records ever recorded • doors 6:30 pm; presentation at 7 • $5 • more info at www.caffelena.org

 

Castleton Summer Concert Series • today. Studio Two (Beatles Tribute Band). Concerts are every Tuesday through Aug. 15 • 7 pm (rain or shine) • Castleton Pavilion • free • www.castleton.edu

 

Skidmore • Concert: Decoda. In residency for the Skidmore Chamber Music Institute, Decoda is a cutting-edge collective that performs around the globe, sparking personal connections between musicians and audiences • 7:30 pm • Zankel Music Center • $8 adults, $5 senior citizens and Skidmore community, free for students and children. For tickets go to www.skidmore.edu/zankel • info at 518-580-5321

 

THEATER


Barrington Stage • “Speech and Debate” (runs July 13-29) • 7:30 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “Children of a Lesser God” (Show runs June 22-July 22) • 7 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “The Music Man” (Show runs July 6-Aug. 6) • 7 pm


Saratoga Shakespeare Company presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (runs July 18-29) • 6 pm


Shakespeare & Co. • “Cymbeline” (through July 4-Aug. 6) • 7:30 pm


Shakespeare & Co. • “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” July 11-Aug. 19) • 6 pm


Williamstown Theatre • “Where Storms Are Born” (July 12-23) • 7:30 pm

 

FILM

 

PS21 • Movie Tuesdays series “The Immigrant Experience in America”: today’s film, “Moscow on the Hudson.” When a Russian musician defects in Bloomingdale’s department store in New York, he finds adjusting to American life more difficult than he imagined • 8:30 pm • FREE • info at ps21chatham.org

 

MISC.

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • professional animal trainer and rehabilitation expert Sharon Wilse presents “Horse Speak,” a practical system for “listening” and “talking” to horses their language • 5-7 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Northshire (Saratoga store) • John Pielmeier presents“Hook’s Tale: Being the Account of of an Unjustly Villainized Pirate Written By Himself.” The novel reimagines the childhood of the much maligned Captain Hook: his quest for buried treasure, his friendship with Peter Pan, and the story behind the swashbuckling world of Neverland • 6 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Skidmore • NYS Summer Writers Institute: Reading by Mary Gordon and Tom Healy • 8 pm • Davis • info at 518-580-5593

 

Ventfort Hall • Summer Tea & Talk Series every Tuesday from June 6 to Sept. 5. Today’s talk: Who was the Irish Bridget? Scholar Dr. Margaret Lynch-Brennan has the answer when she presents a talk based on her book, “The Irish Bridget: Irish Immigrant Women in Domestic Service in America, 1840-1930.” The speaker shows photographs and reads personal letters to give insight into the impact these young women had on Irish-American life • 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 7 pm; show at 7:30 • $5, or free for students • www.caffelena.org

 

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, Lita Williams • 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

 

DANCE

 

Jacob’s Pillow • Compagnie Marie Chouinard (July 19-23) • today’s time, 8 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

Jacob’s Pillow • Aakash Odedra (July 19-23) • today’s time, 8:15 pm • Doris Duke Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

THEATER


Adirondack Theater • “Knights of the Sales Office” (runs July 11-20) • 2 & 7:30 pm


Barrington Stage • “Speech and Debate” (runs July 13-29) • 7:30 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “Children of a Lesser God” (Show runs June 22-July 22) • 2 & 7 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “The Music Man” (Show runs July 6-Aug. 6) • 2 & 7 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “At Home at the Zoo” (Show runs July 19-Aug. 26) • 7 pm ‘


Dorset Theatre • “Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” (July 13-29) • 2 & 7:30 pm


Saratoga Shakespeare Company presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (runs July 18-29) • 6 pm


Shakespeare & Co. • “Cymbeline” (through July 4-Aug. 6) • 7:30 pm


Williamstown Theatre • “The Clean House” (July 9-19) • 7:30 pm


Williamstown Theatre • “Where Storms Are Born” (July 12-23) • 7:30 pm

 

FILM


Images • “Stop Making Sense” — documents the groundbreaking Talking Heads at their peak in 1984 • 7 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.


Grant Cottage • “Knee High History” — In song and story, program facilitators Diana O’Brien and Tom Smith remind listeners that there were heroes on the battlefields, cities, towns and villages who built upon the legacy left by our nation’s founders and who envisioned a country of freedom and opportunity for all • 10 am • 1000 Mt. McGregor Road, Town of Moreau, Wilton, NY • $5 suggested donation • info 518-584-4353 or www.grantcottage.net

 

Sembrich • “A Rare Talent” Frank LaForge and the Art of the Accompanist. A Studio Talk by Richard Masters • 1:30 pm • The Sembrich Studio, Bolton Landing NY • tickets ($20) at 518-644-2431x101

 

Skidmore • NYS Summer Writers Institute: Reading by Charles Simic and Victoria Redel • 8 pm • Davis • info at 518-580-5593


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

 

Cambridge (NY) Historical Society & Museum • audience participation program, “Life in a One-Red Light Town” • 7 pm

 

Hubbard Hall • Marvelous Marvin’s Brain Circus, which begins with a rhyming overture about brain health and its links with exercise and reading. Then join the circus and learn circus skills: juggling props, balancing sticks, spinning plates, flip-and-flyers, hula hoops, rhythm sticks, and romper stompers.• 6:30 pm • at Hubbard Hall • FREE • info at 518-677-2495 or www.hubbardhall.org

 

Pember Museum • Dinosaurs educational video • 3:30-4:00 pm • info from Pember Museum of Natural History, 518-642-1515, www.thepember.com





 

Thursday
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MUSIC

 

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

 

Caffè Lena • WEXT 97.7 10th Anniversary Concert Crawl: The Ladles and Alice Howe • 7 pm • $16/$14 or $8 for children/students • www.caffelena.org

 

Jamaica (VT) Town Hall Concert Series • Ukelele Extravaganza — a fun kid-friendly learning experience • 7 pm • Jamaica Town Hall, Main Street (Rt. 30), Jamaica • $10 at door

 

Manchester Music Festival • concert “Liebermann, Arensky, Sollima, & Dvorák”: The program is Liebermann: Piano Quartet, Op. 114; Arensky: Cello Quartet in A minor, Op. 35; Sollima: “Arboreto Salvatico” for Two Cellos; Dvorák: Piano Quartet No. 1 D Major, Op. 23 • 8 pm WITH preconcert events from 6-7:30 including talk from MMF Artistic Director Adam Neiman and a 30-minute recital • in the Arkell Pavilion, SVAC (except for the talk, which is in the SVAC Yester House) • info and tickets ($35) at www.mmfvt.org

 

PS21 • Parsons Dance Open Rehearsal: The public is invited to go behind the scenes and witness the creative process of the renowned Parsons Dance Company. July 20th & July 27th • 6:30 pm • FREE • info at ps21chatham.org

 

Tang Museum (Skidmore) • UpBeat on the Roof concert series (now on Thurs.): today, Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra. 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 • Compagnie Marie Chouinard (July 19-23) • today’s time, 8 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

Jacob’s Pillow • Aakash Odedra (July 19-23) • today’s time, 8:15 pm • Doris Duke Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

THEATER


Mahaiwe • London National Theatre in HD: “Angels in America Part One — Millennium Approaches.” Revisit America in the mid-1980s in the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration (Part Two on 7/27) • 7 pm • info and tickets ($17, or $10 for under 21) at www.mahaiwe.org

 

Mettawee River Theatre • “Before the Sun and Moon” a magical story, drawn from an ancient Korean folktale, in which a husband and wife discover the power of love and devotion through many unexpected challenges and wild adventures (runs through the 30th this month in different locations • 8 pm • today’s location, Little Theater lawn. Fort Edward, NY • more info at mettawee.org


Adirondack Theater • “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” (runs July 5-20) • 11 am


Adirondack Theater • “Knights of the Sales Office” (runs July 11-20) • 2 & 7:30 pm


Barrington Stage • “Speech and Debate” (runs July 13-29) • 3 & 7:30 pm


Barrington Stage • “Taking Steps” (runs July 20-Aug. 5) • 8 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “Children of a Lesser God” (Show runs June 22-July 22) • 7 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “The Music Man” (Show runs July 6-Aug. 6) • 7 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “At Home at the Zoo” (Show runs July 19-Aug. 26) • 7 pm


Dorset Theatre • “Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” (July 13-29) • 7:30 pm

 

Mac-Hadyn • “Sweeney Todd” (July 27-Aug. 6) • 2 & 8 pm


Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park • “Twelfth Night” (runs Thurs to Sun, July 20-Aug. 6) • 8 pm


Saratoga Shakespeare Company presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (runs July 18-29) • 6 pm


Shakespeare & Co. • “Cymbeline” (through July 4-Aug. 6) • 2 pm


Shakespeare & Co. • “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” July 11-Aug. 19) • 6 pm


Shakespeare & Co. • “Intimate Apparel” July 20-Aug. 13) • 7:30 pm


Theater Barn • “Spider’s Web” (July 6-23) • 8 pm


Williamstown Theatre • “The Clean House” (July 9-19) • 7:30 pm


Williamstown Theatre • “Where Storms Are Born” (July 12-23) • 2 & 7:30 pm

 

MISC.


Northshire (Manchester store) • John Healey presents his novel “Samurai of Seville” • 6 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Skidmore • NYS Summer Writers Institute:Reading by Russell Banks and Chase Twichell Reading by Russell Banks and Chase Twichell • 8 pm • Davis • info at 518-580-5593

 

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MUSIC

Bennington Center for Arts • Mackenzie Melemed: Recently named 1st Prize winner at the Iowa International Piano Competition, this 22 year old rising star has performed at The White House, Carnegie Hall and in recital throughout the United States, Czech Republic, Finland and Japan. This will be Mackenzie’s 3rd performance at The Bennington Center for the Arts • 8 pm (doors 7:30) • info and tickets ($15 adv/$20 door) at www.thebennington.org

 

Caffè Lena • Roy Hurd, storytelling song man with a large following throughout the Adirondack region • 8 pm • $18/$16 or $9 for children/students • www.caffelena.org

 

Guthrie Center • 2017 Troubadour Series: today, Jonathan Edwards • 8 pm (doors 6 pm) • at the Guthrie Center, Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington • tickets $35/$40 • more info at www.guthriecenter.org


Helsinki Hudson • Western Centuries, an original take on American roots-rock • 9 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets ($15) at helsinkihudson.com

 

Sembrich • Seagle Music Colony Children’s Opera – “Little Red’s Most Unusual Day” • 10 am • The Sagamore Resort, Bolton Landing NY • free

 

DANCE

 

Jacob’s Pillow • Compagnie Marie Chouinard (July 19-23) • today’s time, 8 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

Jacob’s Pillow • Aakash Odedra (July 19-23) • today’s times, 8:15 pm • Doris Duke Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

THEATER


Hubbard Hall • Summer Youth Theater Company Showcase Performance: How to Eat Like a Child – And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown Up” (also on 7/22) presented by kids ages 8-12 who participated in the four-week-long summer theatre program • 7 pm • at Hubbard Hall Main Stage • Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students; free for children under 5 • info at 518-677-2495 or www.hubbardhall.org

 

Mettawee River Theatre • “Before the Sun and Moon” a magical story, drawn from an ancient Korean folktale, in which a husband and wife discover the power of love and devotion through many unexpected challenges and wild adventures (runs through the 30th this month in different locations • 8 pm • today’s location, Park-McCullough House lawn, North Bennington, VT • more info at mettawee.org

 

PS21 • Staged Reading: Aladdin Ullah’s Dishwasher Dreams: In his one-man show “Dishwasher Dreams,” actor and writer Aladdin Ullah tells the story of his father’s life as well as his own childhood with a deep sense of humor, drama, and empathy for the American immigrant experience • 8 pm • info and tickets ($15/$12 or $8 for students) at ps21chatham.org

 

PS21 • JUST FOR FUN: Free Performances for Kids. Today, “Stories from the Longhouse” told by Stephanie Marie Fox • 1 pm • FREE • info at ps21chatham.org


Barrington Stage • “Speech and Debate” (runs July 13-29) • 7:30 pm


Barrington Stage • “Taking Steps” (runs July 20-Aug. 5) • 8 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “Children of a Lesser God” (Show runs June 22-July 22) • 8 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “The Music Man” (Show runs July 6-Aug. 6) • 7 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “At Home at the Zoo” (Show runs July 19-Aug. 26) • 8 pm


Dorset Theatre • “Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” (July 13-29) • 7:30 pm


Fort Salem • “Happy If, Happy When” ( July 21-23) • 8 pm


Mac-Hadyn • “Sweeney Todd” (July 27-Aug. 6) • 8 pm


OIdcastle • “Mauritius” (runs July 21-Aug. 6) • 7:30 pm


Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park • “Twelfth Night” (runs Thurs to Sun, July 20-Aug. 6) • 8 pm


Saratoga Shakespeare Company presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (runs July 18-29) • 6 pm


Shakespeare & Co. • “Cymbeline” (through July 4-Aug. 6) • 2 pm


Shakespeare & Co. • “Intimate Apparel” July 20-Aug. 13) • 7:30 pm


Theater Barn • “Spider’s Web” (July 6-23) • 8 pm


Williamstown Theatre • “The Clean House” (July 9-19) • 8 pm


Williamstown Theatre • “Where Storms Are Born” (July 12-23) • 8 pm

 

MISC.


Northshire (Manchester store) • Bestselling author Jon Katz presents his new book “Talking to Animals.” He devotes each chapter to an animal who has played an important role in his life • 6 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Northshire (Saratoga store) • KIDS event: Heather Preusser presents her whimsical illustrated children’s book “A Symphony of Cow Bells” • 10:30 am • www.northshire.com

 

Skidmore • NYS Summer Writers Institute: Reading by Amy Hempel and Garth Greenwell • 8 pm • Davis • info at 518-580-5593


Music from Salem • the second of four free workshops for kids that provide a lively introduction to classical music making and listening, featuring Music from Salem musicians (also on July 7 and 28 and August 11) • today’s time, 1 pm • today’s location, the Historic Salem Courthouse • more info at www.musicfromsalem.org

 

‘Yoga Place • Come dance at Nataraja, a monthly gathering for the local dance community on the third Friday of each month. The forming of Nataraja “came out of a desire from and for dancers of any shape, size and ability to have a safe and fun place to find their artistic expression” • 7:00-8:30 pm • at The Yoga Place, 532 Main Street in Bennington, VT • $5 donation (for the Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services) • Please call 802-442-5331 for more information

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MUSIC

 

Aston Magna • “Voices and Viols: Music from the court of Isabella D’Este”: Deborah Rentz-Moore and Aaron Sheehan, voice,
with a consort of viols • 6 pm (Pre-concert talk with Artistic Director Daniel Stepner one hour before the program) • Saint James Place, 352 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA • info and link to tickets ($40) at astonmagna.org

 

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

 

Caffè Lena • Marshall Crenshaw & Dan Bern • 8 pm • $27/$25 or $13.75 for children/students • www.caffelena.org

 

Guthrie Center • 2017 Troubadour Series: today, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams • 8 pm (doors 6 pm) • at the Guthrie Center, Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington • tickets $25/$30 • more info at www.guthriecenter.org

 

Mahaiwe • performance by Ronnie Spector & the Ronettes — the embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion of female rock and roll in the 1960s • 8 pm • info and tickets ($30-$85) at www.mahaiwe.org

 

PS21 • 12th Annual Paul Grunberg Memorial Bach Concert: Simone Dinnerstein performs the Goldberg Variations: An utterly distinctive voice in the forest of Bach interpretation, Ms. Dinnerstein brings her own pianistic expressivity to the ‘Goldberg’ Variations, probing each variation as if it were something completely new. • 8 pm • info and tickets ($40/$35 or $20 for students) at ps21chatham.org

 

Sembrich • Musicians from Meadowmount • 7:30 pm •The Sembrich Studio, Bolton Landing NY • tickets ($`25) at 518-644-2431x101

 

DANCE


Jacob’s Pillow • Compagnie Marie Chouinard (July 19-23) • today’s time, 8 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

Jacob’s Pillow • Aakash Odedra (July 19-23) • today’s time, 2:15 & 8:15 pm • Doris Duke Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspIllow.org

 

THEATER


Gardenworks • Farm-to-Table Dinner Theater. Four-course locally sourced dinner, followed by “Happy If, Happy When” at Fort Salem Theater • 5:30 pm • $65 dinner/theater discount package. Reservations required. 518-854-9200

 

Hubbard Hall • Summer Youth Theater Company Showcase Performance: How to Eat Like a Child – And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown Up” (also on 7/21) presented by kids ages 8-12 who participated in the four-week-long summer theatre program • 7 pm • at Hubbard Hall Main Stage • Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students; free for children under 5 • info at 518-677-2495 or www.hubbardhall.org

 

Mettawee River Theatre • “Before the Sun and Moon” a magical story, drawn from an ancient Korean folktale, in which a husband and wife discover the power of love and devotion through many unexpected challenges and wild adventures (runs through the 30th this month in different locations • 8 pm • today’s location, Gurney Lane Park, Queensbury, NY • more info at mettawee.org


Barrington Stage • “Speech and Debate” (runs July 13-29) • 3 & 7:30 pm


Barrington Stage • “Taking Steps” (runs July 20-Aug. 5) • 8 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “Children of a Lesser God” (Show runs June 22-July 22) • 8 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “The Music Man” (Show runs July 6-Aug. 6) • 2 & 7 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “At Home at the Zoo” (Show runs July 19-Aug. 26) • 2 & 8 pm


Dorset Theatre • “Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” (July 13-29) • 7:30 pm


Fort Salem • “Happy If, Happy When” ( July 21-23) • 8 pm


Mac-Hadyn • “Sweeney Todd” (July 27-Aug. 6) • 4 & 8 pm


OIdcastle • “Mauritius” (runs July 21-Aug. 6) • 2 & 7:30 pm


Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park • “Twelfth Night” (runs Thurs to Sun, July 20-Aug. 6) • 8 pm


Shakespeare & Co. • “Cymbeline” (through July 4-Aug. 6) • 7:30 pm


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


Shakespeare & Co. • “Intimate Apparel” July 20-Aug. 13) • 7:30 pm


Theater Barn • “Spider’s Web” (July 6-23) • 4 & 8 pm
Williamstown Theatre • “The Clean House” (July 9-19) • 3:30-8 pm


Williamstown Theatre • “Where Storms Are Born” (July 12-23) • 3:30-8 pm

 

FILM


Northshire (Manchester store) • Film Screening of “Saltwater Buddha” followed by an author presentation by Jaimal Yogis and Arnie Kozak for “All Our Waves Are Water: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride” • 6 pm • www.northshire.com

 

MISC.


Northshire (Manchester store) • KIDS event: Heather Preusser presents her illustrated children’s book “A Symphony of Cow Bells” • 11 am • www.northshire.com


Pember Museum • - Tree Identification Book — Come learn how to key and identify the various species of trees at the Pember Nature Preserve. During this class, you learn how to identify trees, based on their leaves and distinguishing characteristics and start a book to help participants identify trees in the future • 10-noon • This program is designed for school aged children, but all are welcome. Meet at the Porter Schoolhouse 6937 NY 22 Granville (Hebron) • info from Pember Museum of Natural History, 518-642-1515, www.thepember.com

 

Skidmore • Reading: National Public Radio’s Selected Shorts —– Featuring authors from the NYS Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore, this reading and recording by the NPR series Selected Shorts includes funny, moving, and surreal tales with unexpected twists and turns performed by American actors Dennis O’Hare and Richard Masur • 7 pm • Zankel Music Center • $25 adults, $20 senior citizens, $15 students. For tickets go to www.skidmore.edu/zankel • info at 518-580-5321