KIDS & FAMILIES
Cambridge, N.Y. 518-677-2515 Tuesdays through Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. - Summer Story Time, for ages 2-6 with caregiver. Special guests: July 24 is Nancy Carpenter Czerw's "Itty & Bitty" series. Free.
Burr and Burton Academy
At Riley Center for the Arts Manchester. junkmusic.org Through July 15 - "Beat It," series of concerts by Don Knaack - "The Junkman" - featuring recycled materials and other people's cast-offs which he repurposes into musical percussion instruments.
Williamstown, Mass. 413-458-5612.
On Morgan Lawn, top of Spring Street; rain location is at Images.
July 15 at sundown (about 8:15 p.m.) - Family Flicks Under the Stars, "ET: The Extra-Terrestrial" Free.
Village Chocolate Shop
July 13, continuing through August - Funtastic Friday. July 6 will be benefit for Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
Walloomsac Farmers Market
July 14 (Saturdays through Octover) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - at Riverwalk at Bennington Station (Depot Street). Free.
July 17 (Tuesdays through October) from 3 to 6 p.m. - At Greenberg's home center parking lot downtown. Free.
Doug's On Main
Kevin's Pub and Resturant
North Bennington. 802-442-0122.
Bennington Historical Society
At Bennington Museum Bennington. 802-447-1571.
Manchester. 802-362-2200. FILM
Bennington. 802-442-8179 Call for regular film schedule. The Clark Art
Williamstown, Mass. 413-458-0524.
July 16 at 3 p.m. - Adventures in Exploration film series "Fitzcarraldo" (1982; German with subtitles). Directed by Werner Herzog; a mad explorer played by Klaus Kinski drags a river boat over a mountain in order to build an opera house in the Amazon jungle. Free.
July 23 at 3 p.m. - Adventures in Exploration film series "Black Robe" (1991). In the 17th century, two French Jesuits travel through Quebec to claim the land for France and the souls of Algonquin and Huron Indians for God. Free.
Williamstown, Mass. 413-458-5612. Call for regular film schedule.
Bennington Contra Dance
At the Masonic Lodge Bennington. 802-447-2173.
Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m. - Community dance and lessons with callers.
Becket, Mass. 413-243-0745.
Bennington Center for the Arts
July 21 at 8 p.m. - Classic guitarist Gabriel Ayala, award winning artist in several music award shows including the Native American Music Awards Best Instrumental CD, Best World Music, and Artist of the Year and the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards Best International Album.
Berkshire Choral Festival
Sheffield, Mass. 413-229-8526.
July 14 - Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis," in Latin.
July 17 - Verdi's "Defiant Requiem," with chorus, actors, orchestra and video projections.
Carriage Barn Concerts
at Park-McCullough House North Bennington. 802-442-5441.
Reception after each concert.
July 15 at 4 p.m. - Percussionist Jay Sager and Friends program includes works by Stephen Dankner, Scott Interrante, Casey Cangelosi, Philip Glass, George H. Green, and others.
The Clark Art
Williamstown, Mass. 413-458-0524.
July 17 at 6 p.m. - Outdoor Concert Series presents Banjo Dan and the Midnite Plowboys. Free.
Jamaica Community Arts
At Jamaica Town Hall Jamaica. 802-896-6810.
July 21 at 7 p.m. - Hungrytown, with West Townshend residents Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, as part of Summer Music Series.
Manchester Music Festival
At SVAC's Arkell Pavilion Manchester. 802-362-1956.
July 12 at 7:30 p.m. - Guest guitarist Oren Fader as part of quintet for guitar and strings, part of the "Hills Alive" regional arts event.
North Adams, Mass. 413-663-8548.
At Hubbard Hall Cambridge, N.Y. 518-677-2495.
July 13 at 5 p.m. - MfS Gala: Dinner, w ine, music; returning to the Brown Farm; RSVP by July 6.
July 15 at 2 p.m. - "Great Impressions: Fauré, Haydn/Mozart"; program includes Haydn's "Piano Trio"; pay what you can.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. spac.org.
Through July 21 - New York City Ballet. July 29 to Aug. 14 - Saratoga Chamber Music Festival.
South Street Café
Dorset Theatre Festival
At the Dorset Playhouse Dorset. 802-867-2223.
July 17 and Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. - New Play Reading Series featuring new works-inprogress by Laura Easib abd Cusi Cram. July 12 to July 28 - Mark Camoletti's French farce "Boeing-Boeing," directed by Jenn Thompson.
Fort Salem Cabaret
Salem, N.Y. 518-854-9200.
Opening July 13, Fridays to Sundays, through July 22 - "The Singing Anchors On Broadway," with Albany television anchors Jerry Gretzinger, Jessica Layton and Benita Zahn.
Shakespeare & Company
Lenox, Mass. 413-637-3353.
Through Aug. 19 - Shakespeare's "King Lear," directed by Rebecca Holderness, and staged in 1909 Imperial Russia; in Founder's Theatre.
Thorugh Sept. 2 - Mark Robert's "Parasite Drug," directed by Stephen Rothman; in Bernstein Theatre.
June 28 to July 15 - Split Knuckle Theatre presents "Endurance," dedicated to Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackelton; in Founder's Theatre.
July 19 to Aug. 19 - Shakespeare's "The Tempest," directed by artistic director T ony Simotes, and starring Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis; in Founder's Theatre.
Williamstown Theatre Festival
Williamstown, Mass. 413-597-3400.
Through July 14 - "The Importance of Being Earnest," by Oscar Wilde, directed by David Hyde Pierce, on Main Stage.
Opening July 11 through 22 - "Last of the Red Hot Lovers," by Neil Simon, directed by Jessica Stone, on Nikos Stage. July 12-14 and July 20-27 - WTF Free Theater at Poker Flats, "The Valley of Fear," by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted by Steve Lawson, directed by Lila Neugebauer. Free.
July 19-29 - "Far From Heaven," book by Richard Greenberg, music by Scott Frankel, lyrics by Michael Korie, directed by Michael Greif, on Main Stage.
Opening, closing, special events Berkshire Museum
Pittsfield, Mass. 413-443-7171.
Opening reception Jan 12 from 5-7 p.m.; Family Day July 14, through Jan. 6, 2012 - "Rethink! American Indian Art," contemporary and historic art objects.
Bennington Center for the Arts
Opening July 14 (through Aug. 17) - "Impressions of New England," more than 60 scenes captured in paint and bronze.
Valley Artisans Market
Cambridge, N.Y. 518-672765.
Opening reception July 21 3-6 p.m., through Aug. 14 - "Beauty's Where You Find It" photographs by Diana Spencer.
Copper Trout Art Gallery
At Cambridge Lantern Works Cambridge, N.Y. 518-677-8797.
Justy opened - "The 12 Dancing Princesses" by Arla Foster and Paula LaPorte, also works by Rochelle Wald and Cheryl Giulino.
Bennington Arts Guild
Just opened, through Aug. 20 - Joint exhibit of photography by Samantha Ambrose and sculpture by Jami Gras. Free.
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