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THE CALENDAR  • CALENDAR DIRECTORYEXHIBITIONS

July 9-15 July 16-22 • July 23-31

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MUSIC

Barrington Stage • 2017 Mr. Finn’s Cabaret Series: today, Eli Newberger & The Hot Six: The Genius of Cole Porter • 8 pm • Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, MA • info and tickets ($40-$45) at www.barringtonstageco.org or 413-236-8888

 

Manchester Music Festival • Young Artists Concert — today’s program: Prokofieff: Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 56; Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49; Turina: Piano Trio No. 2 in B minor, Op. 76; Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15 • 2 pm • at SVAC • For more info and tickets ($10) visit www.mmfvt.org.

 

Music from Salem • program includes Antonin Dvorak String Quartet #11 in C Major, Opus 61; Dimitri Shostakovich Piano Quintet.• 4 pm • Hubbard Hall • Admission: $25 suggested contribution, or pay what you wish (so everyone can attend) • For info, contact info@musicfromsalem.org or 518-232-2347

 

DANCE


Jacob’s Pillow • Compagnie Marie Chouinard (July 19-23) • today’s time, 2 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

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

 

THEATER


PS21 • Staged Reading: Jim Farrell’s “The Velocity of Geography”: James Farrell’s new play explores the complexities of experience behind the story of a father and daughter who emmigrate from Romania to New York City in 1988. • 2 pm • info and tickets ($15/$12 members/$8 students) at ps21chatham.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) • 7:30 pm
Barrington Stage • “Speech and Debate” (runs July 13-29) • 3 pm


Barrington Stage • “Taking Steps” (runs July 20-Aug. 5) • 5 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 • “Happy If, Happy When” ( July 21-23) • 2 pm


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


OIdcastle • “Mauritius” (runs July 21-Aug. 6) • 2 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) • 3 pm


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


Shakespeare & Co. • “Intimate Apparel” July 20-Aug. 13) • 3 pm


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


Williamstown Theatre • “The Clean House” (July 9-19) • 2 & 7 pm

 

FILM


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

Images • animation, “Finding Nemo” • 8:15 pm

 

MISC.

 

Grant Cottage • “Grant Remembrance Day” — One hundred and thirty-two years ago, at age 63, U.S. Grant finally bowed to the only enemy who could defeat him – cancer. Reenactors portraying Grant’s family and closest friends gather on the Cottage porch and bid the man they loved and respected a final, very personal farewell • 1 pm • 1000 Mt. McGregor Road, Town of Moreau, Wilton, NY • $5 suggested donation • info 518-584-4353 or www.grantcottage.net

 

 

 

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MUSIC


Barrington Stage • 2017 Mr. Finn’s Cabaret Series: today, Eli Newberger & The Hot Six: Duke Ellington Swings! • 8 pm • Blatt Performing233Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, MA • info and tickets ($40-$45) at www.barringtonstageco.org or 413-236-8888


THEATER


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

 

FILM


Sembrich • Film – “Newsies” (1992) • 7:30 pm • Bolton Free Library, Bolton Landing NY • free

 

MISC.


Skidmore • NYS Summer Writers Institute: Reading by Christina Garcia and Paul Harding • 8 pm • Davis • info at 518-580-5593



 

Tuesday
25

 

THEATER

 

Caffè Lena • The Stray Birds, known for their sharp songwriting and three-part harmonies • 7 pm • $22/$20 or $11 for children/students • www.caffelena.org

 

Castleton Summer Concert Series • today. Twangbusters (Country Classic & Honky Tonk). Concerts are every Tuesday through Aug. 15 • 7 pm (rain or shine) • Castleton Pavilion • free • www.castleton.edu

 

Paramount • George Thorogood And The Destroyers Rock Party Tour • 8 pm • info and tickets ($66) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903

 

THEATER


Adirondack Theater • “The Boy in the Bathroom” (runs July 26-Aug. 4) • 7:30 pm


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


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


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


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

 

FILM


PS21 • Movie Tuesdays series “The Immigrant Experience in America”: today’s film, “El Norte.” Two indigenous youths flee the persecution s of the Guatemalan Civil War in the early 1980s and make the arduous trip through Mexico to the US. • 8:30 pm • FREE • info at ps21chatham.org

 

MISC.


Northshire (Saratoga store) • KIDS event: Arthur Yorink presents “Making Scents” about Mickey whose “brothers and sisters” are all stronger, faster, and have a much better sense of smell than he has, because they’re dogs, bloodhounds, to be exact • 3 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • Community Forum “The Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Implications of US withdrawal” led by climate expert Edward Cameron • 6 pm • www.northshire.com


Skidmore • NYS Summer Writers Institute: Reading by William Kennedy and Francine Prose • 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: The Berkshires’ Gilded Age was punctuated with prominent cottagers and visitors with supposed sterling reputations. But were they immune to moral missteps and other indiscretions? Depending upon your perspective, says historian Robert Asplund, these “Cads, Trollops and Traitors” may be considered heroes, libertines or loyal statesmen. Come and draw your own conclusion. • 4 pm • $26/$32 • info or reservations at 413-637-3206 • more info at gildedage.org

 

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MUSIC

 

Caffè Lena • Acoustic Blues Jam with host Sonny Speed • 7 pm • tickets ($5) at door • 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, The Brave Brothers Duo, rock and classic covers • 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

 

Sembrich • Silver Bay Quartet • 1:30 pm •The Sembrich Studio, Bolton Landing NY • tickets ($`15) at 518-644-2431x101

 

DANCE


Jacob’s Pillow • Ballet Hispanico (July 26-30) • today’s time, 8 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

Jacob’s Pillow • Ate9 Dance (July 36-30) • today’s time, 8:15 pm • Doris Duke Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

THEATER


PS21 • 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 • 8 pm • Suggested donation: $15 adults/$5 children • info at ps21chatham.org


Adirondack Theater • “The Boy in the Bathroom” (runs July 26-Aug. 4) • 7:30 pm


Barrington Stage • “Bye Bye Birdie” (July 26-Aug. 13) • 7 pm


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


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


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


OIdcastle • “Mauritius” (runs July 21-Aug. 6) • 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


Shakespeare & Co. • “Intimate Apparel” July 20-Aug. 13) • 3 pm


Williamstown Theatre • “The Clean House” (July 9-19) • 2 & 7:30 pm

 

Skidmore • NYS Summer Writers Institute: Reading by Joyce Carol Oates • 8 pm • Davis • info at

518-580-5593

 

MISC.


Hubbard Hall • Draw Your Own Cartoon Characters with Paul Merklein. Do you like to draw? Do you want to create your own cartoon characters? Cartoonist Paul Merklein shows you how! Merklein draws famous cartoon characters and shows you how drawing cartoons is a fun, fast, and easy way to express and share your ideas. See Merklein’s cartoons at DabneyandDad.com • 6:30 pm • at Hubbard Hall • FREE • info at 518-677-2495 or www.hubbardhall.org

 

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





 

Thursday
27

 

MUSIC

 

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

 

Caffè Lena • Old Salt Union with opener Chris Kasper — exploring the jazz and blues roots of bluegrass • 7 pm • $16/$14 or $8 for children/students • www.caffelena.org

 

Crandall Library • Summerland Music Society presents A Night at the Opera: The stars of the off-Broadway hit ¡Figaro! (90210) present an evening of best-loved arias and duets from favorite operas. Featuring selections from The Barber of Seville, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, Così fan tutte and more • 7 pm • Community Room • Admission free, donations appreciated • more info at 518-792-6508 x237

 

Manchester Music Festival • concert “Chausson, Franck, & Schubert ”: The program is Chausson: “Le Colibri” for Soprano & Piano, Op. 2 No. 7; Chausson: “Chanson Perpétuelle for Soprano, String Quartet, & Piano, Op. 37; Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor; Schubert: Cello Quintet in C Major, D. 956 • 8 pm WITH free preconcert events from 6-7:30 including a 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

 

Paramount • Terri Clark, a distinctive voice on the country music landscape. Today, she’s also the host of the classic country show Country Gold, airing on more than 100 radio stations nationwide • 8 pm • info and tickets ($40) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903

 

Tang Museum (Skidmore) • UpBeat on the Roof concert series (now on Thurs.): today, Heard. 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 • Ballet Hispanico (July 26-30) • today’s times, 2 & 8 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

Jacob’s Pillow • Ate9 Dance (July 36-30) • 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 Two - Perestroika.” Revisit America in the mid-1980s in the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration (Part One played on 7/20) • 7 pm • info 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, Methodist Church lawn, Sandgate, VT • more info at mettawee.org


Adirondack Theater • “The Boy in the Bathroom” (runs July 26-Aug. 4) • 7:30 pm


Barrington Stage • “Bye Bye Birdie” (July 26-Aug. 13) • 2 & 7 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 • “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


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


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 • “Nunsense” (July 27-Aug. 6) • 8 pm


Williamstown Theatre • “The Clean House” (July 9-19) • 2 & 7:30 pm

 

MISC.


Northshire (Saratoga store) • professional animal trainer and rehabilitation expert Sharon Wilse presents “Horse Speak,” a practical system for “listening” and “talking” to horses in their language • 6 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Skidmore • NYS Summer Writers Institute: Reading by Jamaica Kincaid and Henri Cole • 8 pm • Davis • info at 518-580-5593

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MUSIC

 

Caffè Lena • Bright Series: The Sweet Remains • 8 pm • $18/$16 or $9 for children/students • www.caffelena.org

 

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


Helsinki Hudson • Reedman Jay Collins and friends pay tribute to the departed legend Gregg Allman, who died on May 27 • 9 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets ($20) at helsinkihudson.com

 

Jamaica (VT) Town Hall Concert Series • Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival • 7 pm • Jamaica Town Hall, Main Street (Rt. 30), Jamaica • $10 at door

 

PS21 • The Rory Block GOSPEL & BLUES FEST Weekend: The Campbell Brothers present a compelling, rich variety of material from the African-American Holiness-Pentecostal repertoire with a new twist • 8 pm • info and tickets ($25/$20 members/$12 students) at ps21chatham.org

 

PS21 • JUST FOR FUN: Free Performances for Kids. Today, “Songs and Sounds of Freedom.” Sheri Bauer Mayorga, accompanied by pianist Lincoln Mayorga, leads kids in a program of songs that tell stories and help people stand up for what’s right • 1 pm • FREE • info at ps21chatham.org

 

DANCE

 

Jacob’s Pillow • Ballet Hispanico (July 26-30) • today’s time, 8 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

Jacob’s Pillow • Ate9 Dance (July 36-30) • today’s time, 8:15 pm • Doris Duke Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

THEATER


Adirondack Theater • “The Boy in the Bathroom” (runs July 26-Aug. 4) • 7:30 pm
Barrington Stage • “Bye Bye Birdie” (July 26-Aug. 13) • 7 pm


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


Barrington Stage • “Taking Steps” (runs July 20-Aug. 5) • 2 & 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


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) • 3 pm


Theater Barn • “Nunsense” (July 27-Aug. 6) • 8 pm
Williamstown Theatre • “The Clean House” (July 9-19) • 8 pm

 

MISC.


Northshire (Manchester store) • Sarah Healy presents her novel “The Sister’s Chase” about two sisters who are left homeless by their mother’s death and what the fierce older sister will do to protect her beloved young charge • 7 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Northshire (Saratoga store) • Greg Veitch, Saratoga Springs chief of police, shares stories from his new book, “All the Law in the World Won’t Stop Them” • 6 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Skidmore • NYS Summer Writers Institute: Reading by Rick Moody and Jim Miller • 8 pm • Davis • info at 518-580-5593


Music from Salem • the third 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 21 and August 11 • today’s time, 3 pm • today’s location, Greenwich Youth Center • more info at www.musicfromsalem.org

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MUSIC

 

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

 

Berkshire Blues Bash day-long, outdoor festival featuring Roomful of Blues, more Blues bands, games and contests, local food options, and barefoot dancing under the shade of Ski Butternut’s towering trees • 3 to 8 pm • at Ski Butternut • tickets ($35 adv/$45 door, or FREE for children under 12) at www.berkhirebash.com

 

Caffè Lena • Folk legend Peter Yarrow, founder of Peter, Paul & Mary • 8 pm • $60/$55 or $30 for children/students • www.caffelena.org

 

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


Helsinki Hudson • American singer and actress Linda Lavin • 8 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets ($65) at helsinkihudson.com

 

Music from Salem Listening Club – Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore.” The Listening Club is joined again by artists from the Hubbard Hall Opera who lead the group in exploring this glorious work. Open to all, no musical background necessary, just come and enjoy • Hubbard Hall • Admission: $15 suggested contribution, or pay what you wish (so everyone can attend) • For info, contact info@musicfromsalem.org or 518-232-2347

 

Park-McCullough • “fierce folk” music with Long Journey • 7 pm • North Bennington, VT • $12 • See parkmccullough.org for directions

 

PS21 • The Rory Block GOSPEL & BLUES FEST Weekend: Sisters of Slide: Two beloved masters of slide, five-time blues music award winner Rory Block and Texas Music Hall of Famer Cindy Cashdollar, offer an exceptional evening of the blues • 8 pm • info and tickets ($25/$20 members/$12 students) at ps21chatham.org

 

Tannery Pond Concerts • The Jasper String Quartet plays Mendelssohn, Donnagha Dennehy, Ted Hearn, and Brahms • 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 • Ballet Hispanico (July 26-30) • today’s times,2 & 8 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

Jacob’s Pillow • Ate9 Dance (July 36-30) • today’s times, 2:15 & 8:15 pm • Doris Duke Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

THEATER


Adirondack Theater • “The Boy in the Bathroom” (runs July 26-Aug. 4) • 7:30 pm


Barrington Stage • “Bye Bye Birdie” (July 26-Aug. 13) • 2 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 • “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


Mac-Hadyn • “Sweeney Todd” (July 27-Aug. 6) • 4 & 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) • 7:30 pm


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


Shakespeare & Co. • “Intimate Apparel” July 20-Aug. 13) • 3 pm


Theater Barn • “Nunsense” (July 27-Aug. 6) • 4 & 8 pm


Williamstown Theatre • “The Clean House” (July 9-19) • 3:30 & 8 pm

 

MISC.


Northshire (Manchester store) • Bestselling author Mike Lupica presents“Point Guard,” the third novel in his Home Team series • 4 pm • www.northshire.com


Pawlet Public Library’s 50th Annual BOOK SALE (also on July 30). One of the largest book sales in the region! Close to 20,000 books. Also, a Book Lover’s Cafe, bake sale, raffle — and storytelling from 1-2 pm by Bill Torrey four time winner of NPR’s Moth StorySLAM. Bill’s current collection of short stories “The Ta Ta Weenie Club” is available for sale and autographing • today’s times, 9 am-4 pm • held at Mettowee Community School, Rt. 153, West Pawlet, VT • Info or raffle ticket purchases at 802-325-3123

 

Pember Museum • class “SENSES.” Come explore all the senses animals use daily and we as humans sometimes forget to use. We’ll relearn how to use our eyes and ears as we explore the senses of touch, sight, and sound. This program is intended for school aged children, but all are welcome • 10-noon • info from Pember Museum of Natural History, 518-642-1515, www.thepember.com

 


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MUSIC

 

Barrington Stage • 2017 Mr. Finn’s Cabaret Series: today, Jenny Giering, Upfront and Personal • 8 pm • Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, MA • info and tickets ($25) at www.barringtonstageco.org or 413-236-8888

 

Caffè Lena • Girls, Guns and Glory • 7 pm • $18/$16 or $9 for children/students • www.caffelena.org

 

Dread Resistors • local band that plays reggae and world music. Today, an Island Brunch! • 10 am-2 pm • Savoy Taproom, Lark St., Albany

 

Mahaiwe • 2017 Mahaiwe Gala: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis • 7 pm • info and tickets ($80-$150 for show only) at www.mahaiwe.org

 

Manchester Music Festival • Young Artists Concert — today’s program: Purcell: Three Fantasias, Z. 732-734; Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57; LeClair: Sonata in G Major for Two Violins, Op. 3 No. 1; 4Brahms: String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36 • 2 pm • at SVAC • For more info and tickets ($10)visit www.mmfvt.org.

 

Music from Salem • concert: Zoltán Kodály Serenade, Opus 12, for two violins and viola; Johannes Brahms Clarinet Trio for viola, cello and piano in A Minor, Opus 114; John Adams Road Movies for violin and piano; Enrique Granados Piano Quintet in G Minor. • 4 pm • Hubbard Hall • Admission: $25 suggested contribution, or pay what you wish (so everyone can attend) • For info, contact info@musicfromsalem.org or 518-232-2347

 

PS21 • The Rory Block GOSPEL & BLUES FEST Weekend: A Gospel Choir Fest: Four gospel choirs will gather from area churches to rejoice and share music of worship and celebration. Hosted by Chatham’s own Payne AME church along with singer Rory Block • 2 pm • Held at ChurchLIVE, 8 Church Lane Chatham Center • Donations gladly accepted at the door • info at ps21chatham.org

 

DANCE


Jacob’s Pillow • Ballet Hispanico (July 26-30) • today’s time, 2 pm • Ted Shawn Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

Jacob’s Pillow • Ate9 Dance (July 36-30) • today’s time, 2:15 pm • Doris Duke Theatre • info/tickets at jacobspillow.org

 

THEATER


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, Salem Central School lawn, Salem, NY • more info at mettawee.org


Barrington Stage • “Bye Bye Birdie” (July 26-Aug. 13) • 2 pm


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


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


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


OIdcastle • “Mauritius” (runs July 21-Aug. 6) • 2 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. • “Intimate Apparel” July 20-Aug. 13) • 3 pm


Theater Barn • “Nunsense” (July 27-Aug. 6) • 2 pm

 

MISC.


Pawlet Public Library’s 50th Annual BOOK SALE (also on July 29). One of the largest book sales in the region! Close to 20,000 books. • today’s times, 10 am-2 pm, with bag sale starting at noon • held at Mettowee Community School, Rt. 153, West Pawlet, VT • Info at 802-325-3123



 

Monday
31

 

MUSIC

 

Barrington Stage •
Michele Lee, Nobody does it like me... The music of Cy Coleman • 7 pm • Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield, MA • info and tickets ($75/$50/$40) at www.barringtonstageco.org or 413-236-8888


THEATER


Barrington Stage • “Bye Bye Birdie” (July 26-Aug. 13) • 11 am & 3 pm


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