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August 11-17 • August 18-24 • August 25-31

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MUSIC


Lake George Music Festival: “Piano Mania” • Pianists perform music for 0 hands up to 8 hands • 1 pm • Event at Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main St., North Creek, NY • Tickets/season passes: 518-791-5089 • lakegeorgemusicfestival.com

 

Music Mountain • St. Petersburg String Quartet & Piano Quartet • 3 pm • Gordon Hall

 

THEATER

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Ancram Opera House • “The Brothers Size” • 3 pm


Barrington Stage:
—“If I Forget” 3 pm
—“Fall Springs” • 5 pm
The Foundry • “Heartland” • 5 pm


Lumberyard Center for Film and Performing Arts • The TEAM presents “RECONSTRUCTION (Still Working but the Devil Might Be Inside)” • 3 pm


Mac-Haydn • “Little Shop Of Horrors” • 2 & 7 pm


Oldcastle • “Judevine” • 2 pm


Shakespeare & Co.:
—”The Children” • 3 pm
—“The Merry Wives of Windsor” • 5 pm
—“Topdog/Underdog” • 8 pm


Theater Barn • “Great American Trailer Park Musical” • 2 pm


Williamstown Theater Festival:
—“Ghosts” • 2 pm
—“Before the Meeting” • 2 pm

 

MISC.

 

Kinderhook Public Library • Curious About Climate Change? • 2 pm • Educational, non-partisan talk by Citizens’ Climate Lobby discussing how climate change is affecting our region

 

Berkshire Botanical Garden’s “Dog Days of Summer” • $5/dog • 10 am – 4 pm • Restrictions/requirements at berkshirebotanical.org/events/dog-days-summer

 

Celebrate Stephentown (New York) • Grassroots festival with more than 25 diverse events over 3 days • Schedule of events at celebrtestephentown.com

 

Mass Audubon • Canoeing October Mountain State Forest • All ages 10+ • 8:30-11:30 am • Rer. req’d. • Buckley Dunton Lake, Becket

 

Saratoga County 4-H Annual Horse Farm Tour, Saratoga County, NY • For info, call Brieanna at 518-885-8995 or www.ccesaratoga.org

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MUSIC


Lake George Music Festival: Uncorked, featuring Bizet’s “Tragedy of Carmen” • 6 pm, dinner – 7:30 pm, performance • Event at Lake George Club, 4000 Lake Shore Dr., Diamond Point, NY • Tickets/season passes: 518-791-5089 • lakegeorgemusicfestival.com

 

THEATER

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Berkshire Theatre Group:
—“Working” • 7 pm
—“What We May Be” • 7 pm


 


 

TUESDAY
20

 

MUSIC


Caffe Lena • Rochmon Record Club Listening Party: Billy Joel’s “The Stranger • Doors 6:30 pm, event 7 pm

 

Lake George Music Festival: “Limitless” • Non-traditional instruments & visual elements in classical cannon • 7 pm • Event at The Park Theater, 14 Park St., Glens Falls, NY • Tickets & season passes: 518-791-5089 • lakegeorgemusicfestival.com

 

Norman Rockwell Museum • “The Sounds of Woodstock with Quintessential” • 4:30 Lemonade on the Terrace, 5 pm • Reservations NRM.org/event

 

COMEDY

 

Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival • Robert Cait, Comedian • “George Carlin with a kippah” • 7 pm • Saratoga Chabad • www.saratogajewishculturalfestival.org

 

THEATER

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Barrington Stage:
—“Fall Springs” • 7 pm
—“If I Forget” • 7:30 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group:
—“Working” • 7 pm
—“What We May Be” • 7 pm


Lake Theatre • ”Hound of the Baskervilles” • 11:30 am


Shakespeare & Co.:
—The Merry Wives of Windsor” • 5 pm
—“Topdog/Underdog” • 8 pm


PS 21
• “Dirty Dancing” • 8:30 pm

 

MISC.

 

Ventfort Hall • Tea & Talk: “The Grandest Madison Square Garden Party” • 4 pm • Reservations rec’d at 413-637-3206

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MUSIC


Fibhorn Gallery • Golden Era Recorded Music: “Charlie Parker, Johnny Hodges & Benny Carter on Vinyl” • 7-8 pm • Free • 21 Thomson Ave., Glens Falls, NY • Info 518-260-8313

 

Lake George Music Festival • “The World of Today” • Music as a catalyst of change • 7 pm • Event at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 50 Mohican St., Lake George, NY • Tickets/season passes: 518-791-5089 • lakegeorgemusicfestival.com

 

Lake George Arts Project Concert • Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound • 7 pm • Shepard Park, Canada St., Lake George, NY • Call 518-668-2615 for rain venue • lakegeorgearts.org

 

Little Theater on the Farm • Traditional Bluegrass Jam • Musicians welcome, public invited • 7 pm

 

THEATER

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Barrington Stage •
—“Fall Springs” • 2 & 7 pm
—“If I Forget” • 7:30 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group:
—“Working” • 2 & 7 pm
—“What We May Be” • 2 & 7 pm


Lake Theatre • ”Hound of the Baskervilles” • 11:30 am & 6:30 pm


Oldcastle • “Judevine” • 7:30 pm
Shakespeare & Co.:
—“Topdog/Underdog” • 2 pm
—“The Merry Wives of Windsor” • 5 pm
—“Coriolanus” • 7:30 pm

 

MISC.

 

Old First Church • “Old Bennington Cemetery Tour” • 1 pm • 66 Monument Ave., Old Bennington, VT • For more info: call Robert Tegart at 315-982-4053 or email rttegs@gmail.com

 

Cambridge Historical Society & Museum • Exhibit on cameras & equipment • 12 Broad St., Cambridge, NY • cambridgehistoricalsociety@gmail.com

 

Mass Audubon:
—Nature Walks for Health and Happiness • Adults • 10 am – 12 pm • Reg. req’d. •

 

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
—Evening at the Beaver Ponds • All ages 3+ • 6-7:30 pm • Reg. req’d. • Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

 

 


 

THURSDAY

22

 

MUSIC


Ballston Spa Concert • The Lustre Kings • 6-8 pm • Wiswall Park

 

Iron Horse Music Hall • La Vent du Nord • 7 pm • Northampton, MA • iheg.com

 

Lake George Music Festival • “Timelines” • Favorites ending with world premiere of Sheridan Seyfried’s “Caprice for Solo Violin” • 7 pm • Event at The Park Theater, 14 Park St., Glens Falls, NY • Tickets/season passes: 518-791-5089 • lakegeorgemusicfestival.com

 

Tang • Upbeat on the Roof Concert: “bell’s roar” • queerpop & soul • Free, open to public • 7 pm (rain location inside museum)

 

THEATER

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Ancram Opera House • “The Brothers Size” • 8 pm


Barrington Stage:
—“If I Forget” • 3 & 7:30 pm
—“Fall Springs” • 8 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group:
—“Working” • 7 pm
—“What We May Be” • 7 pm


Dorset Theatre Festival • “Slow Food” • 7:30 pm (preview)


Lake Theatre • ”Hound of the Baskervilles” • 11:30 am & 6:30 pm


Mac-Haydn • “Oklahoma”• 2 & 8 pm


Oldcastle • “Judevine” • 2 & 7:30 pm


Shakespeare & Co.:
—“Topdog/Underdog” • 2 pm
—“The Merry Wives of Windsor” • 5 pm
—“Coriolanus” • 7:30 pm


Theater Barn • “Lucky Stiff” • 8 pm

 

MISC.

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • Donald B. Keelan presents “Observations on Nonprofits: An Informal Guide for Board Members and Volunteers” • 5:30 pm

 

Mass Audubon • Housatonic Evening Paddle • All ages 10+ • 6-8:30 pm • Reg. req’d. • New Lenox Rd., Lenox

 

 

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MUSIC


Lake George Music Festival • “LGMF Symphony Orchestra” • Summer grand finale • 7:30 • Event at Lake George H.S. Auditorium, 381 Canada St., Lake George, NY • Tickets/season passes: 518-791-5089 • lakegeorgemusicfestival.com

 

Marty Wendell & The Bluebillies • 7 pm • $15 • Round Lake Auditorium, 2 Wesley Ave., Round Lake, NY

 

Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival • Erev Shabbat: Adirondack Klezmer and Jazz Band • Family friendly • 7 pm • Congregation Beth Shalom, Clifton Park, NY • www.saratogajewishculturalfestival.org

 

DANCE

 

Albany Berkshire Ballet “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” • 7:30 pm • The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY • Tickets/info: https://berkshireballet.org/tickets

 

PS 21 • Parsons Dance • 8 pm

 

THEATER

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Ancram Opera House • “The Brothers Size” • 8 pm


Barrington Stage:
—“If I Forget” • 7:30 pm
—“Fall Springs” • 2 & 8 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group: •
—“B.R.O.K.E.N code bird S.W.I.T.C.H.I.N.G” by Tara L. Wilson Noth • 2 pm
—“What We May Be” • 8 pm
—“Working” • 8 pm


Dorset Theatre Festival • “Slow Food” • 7:30 pm


Lake Theatre • ”Hound of the Baskervilles” • 11:30 am & 6:30 pm


Mac-Haydn • “Oklahoma” • 8 pm


Oldcastle • “Judevine” • 7:30 pm


Shakespeare & Co.:
—“The Merry Wives of Windsor” • 5 pm
—“Coriolanus” • 7:30 pm
—“Topdog/Underdog” • 8 pm
Theater Barn • “Lucky Stiff” • 8 pm

 

MISC.

 

Mass Audubon:
—Beavers, Birds, & Other Wildlife • Adults • 4:30-6 pm • Reg. req’d. •

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
—Evening Nighthawk Watch • All ages 0+ • 5:30-7:30 pm • Reg. req’d. • Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Pittsfield, MA

 

Trekonderoga 2019 • 12-10 pm • 112 Montcalm St., Ticonderoga, NY • www.startrektour.com

 

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MUSIC


Little Theater on the Farm • The Old Friends Band • 7 pm

 

Music Mountain • Galvanized Jazz Band • 5 pm • Gordon Hall

PS 21 • Parsons Dance • 8 pm

 

Club Helsinki • “I Loved Lucy” • 8:30 pm

 

THEATER

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Ancram Opera House • “The Brothers Size” • 8 pm


Barrington Stage:
—“If I Forget” • 3 & 7:30 pm
—“Fall Springs” • 8 pm


Berkshire Opera Festival • “Don Pasquale” • 1 pm • at The Mahaiwe


Berkshire Theatre Group:
—“Working” • 2 & 8 pm
—“George Gershwin Alone” • 2 & 8 pm
—“What We May Be” • 2 & 8 pm


Dorset Theatre Festival • “Slow Food” • 7:30 pm


Lake Theatre • “Hound of the Baskervilles” • 6:30 pm


Mac-Haydn • “Oklahoma” • 4 & 8 pm


Oldcastle • “Judevine” • 7:30 pm


Shakespeare & Co.:
—“Topdog/Underdog” • 2 & 8 pm
—“Coriolanus” • 3 & 7:30 pm
—”The Merry Wives of Windsor” • 5 pm


Theater Barn • “Lucky Stiff” • 4 & 8 pm

 

MISC.

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • Candace Bushnell with “Is There Still Sex in the City?” • 6 pm

 

10th Annual Cornell Cooperative Extension Golf Tournament & Silent Auction • All proceeds support educational programs • Sign up early & save • Cronin’s Golf Resort, Warrensburg, NY • Pre-reg for tourney & BBQ req’d at 518-623-3291 or 518-668-4881 • Info at warren.cce.cornell.edu

 

Grillsdale 2019 • 15 chefs & live music, craft beer & wine • 7-11 pm • Roeliff Jansen Park, 116 Old Rte 22, Hillsdale, NY • Sell-out likely, so buy tickets early at www.grillsdale.com

Kinderhook Public Library • Game of Thrones Fandom Party • 6-8 pm • All adults welcome, regardless of which house you swear allegiance to • Trivia & costume contests, prizes, snack, and beer and wine tasking for 21+

 

Mass Audubon:
—Fantastic Fungi! • Adults • 1–3 pm • Reg. req’d • Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Sheffield, MA
—Animals A to Z • All ages 0+ • 4–5:30 pm • Reg. req’d • Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

 

Olana Summer Market • 10 am-5 pm • Admission: suggested $5 donation

 

Slate Valley Museum • Night on the Mettawee • Food, drinks, and auctions • 6-9 pm

 

Trekonderoga 2019 • 9 am – 9pm • 112 Montcalm St., Ticonderoga, NY • www.startrektour.com