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DOWNTOWN CELEBRATION
North Adams, 5:30 - 9 p.m.
This yearly street festiva/community block party brings thousands downtown to celebrate with food, shopping, entertainment and conversation. The celebration will include numerous areas dedicated to family games and activities thanks to dozens of local nonprofits and churches. Children will also enjoy face painting, balloon animals, hula hoops, live music, magicians, and dancing performances! Rain Date: 8/16

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BERKSHIRE HIGHLANDERS
Adams, 6-7 p.m.
The Berkshire Highlanders will perform a free concert at Bascom Lodge atop Mount Greylock.

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CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Lenox, 6:30 p.m.
Free concerts are held in Lilac Park on Main Street through Aug. 29. In the event of rain, the show is moved to Town Hall. The schedule is as follows: July 11, Tupper and Sweet; July 18, The Last Minute Jazz Ensemble; July 25, Lade Di and the Dukes; Aug. 1, Sister City Jazz Ambassadors; Aug. 8, Misty Blue; Aug. 15, Moonshine Holler; Aug. 22, The Eagles Big Band and HBH Band with Wanda Houston; Aug. 29.
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"MEET JOE GREEN" FEATURING THE MUSIC OF GIUSEPPE VERDI
Windsor, 7:30 p.m.
Berkshire Opera Festival presents the music of Giuseppe Verdi sung by the internationally renowned cast of Rigoletto. Concert takes place at St. James Place, 352 Main Street, Great Barrington. This Free Concert gives our audience the opportunity to hear out 2018 singers for the first time in the season and whet their appetites for our Rigoletto performances. Bring your friends and family, enjoy the music, and get to know "Joe Green." ​This concert is made possible through the generosity of Judith Goldsmith. Advance Tickets Required: visit www.BerkshireOperaFestival.org The Berkshire Opera Festival, 352 Main Street, Great Barrington,  413.213.6622
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SHAKERFEST
Hancock, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
A new kind of festival curated by Anna & Elizabeth. Imagine a day of music, ballads, storytelling, harmony workshops, and dance. Anna and Elizabeth are Appalachian singer/songwriters who nestle in the space between ancient ballads and new sounds, and  “are not only extraordinary musicians; they are also visual artists, historians, and storytellers” (No Depression) who have created a day of music with friends. Come for a heritage-inspired festival and stay for the close harmonies. From food to free tours of ancient medicinal herb gardens, this festival offers numerous experiences to enjoy the music. Afternoon harmony & dance workshops. An evening performance in the barn that combines traditional song and dance with new compositions, movement, and projections inspired by the Shakers who built the barn. Followed by a rollicking barn dance. Tickets: $25 Members for Concert and barn dance. $25 Advance or $30 Day of barn dance. Only $15 Advance $20 Day of all access $65 Advance $70 Day of  
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CONCERT SERIES
Lanesborough, 4 p.m.
St. Luke's Church in Lanesborough is sponsoring a concert series this summer at the Old Stone Church. The series is dedicated to Jean 'Gae" Elfenbein, a prominent personality in the Berkshires. There is no admission charge. Attendees can bring a non-perishable food item for the Veterans Pantry, and a free will offering can be made. The schedule is as follows: Aug. 19, Wintergreen (traditional folk trio) and Sept. 9, Vesper Orchestra (with Ben Kohn & Marisa Massery).
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CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Lenox, 6:30 p.m.
Free concerts are held in Lilac Park on Main Street through Aug. 29. In the event of rain, the show is moved to Town Hall. The schedule is as follows: July 11, Tupper and Sweet; July 18, The Last Minute Jazz Ensemble; July 25, Lade Di and the Dukes; Aug. 1, Sister City Jazz Ambassadors; Aug. 8, Misty Blue; Aug. 15, Moonshine Holler; Aug. 22, The Eagles Big Band and HBH Band with Wanda Houston; Aug. 29.
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CONCERT AT THE LAKE PRESENTS JP MURPHY
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
Each summer from June through August the City of North Adams hosts a free weekly concert series, sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union, at Windsor Lake. Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket, and let the sweet sounds of music and water carry you away on a warm summer night. Concessions are available at the lake, but people are welcome to bring their own food. Parking is free during concerts, and swimming, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing are allowed at the lake. All cancellations will be called by 3PM on the day of the concert. For more details follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/natourism/, call 413-664-6180, or email tourism@northadams-ma.gov
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GIUSEPPE VERDI'S "RIGOLETTO"
Windsor, 1 p.m.
When his daughter is seduced and abducted, a devoted father is driven to murder in this devastating story of love, betrayal, and vengeance. Few characters in opera are as compelling as the court jester Rigoletto, whose blind desire for revenge leads to tragic consequences. Berkshire Opera Festival is proud to present this masterpiece with an outstanding cast of international renown. Approximate running time:  2 hours, 30 minutes with one intermission. Sung in Italian with projected English translations. The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The Berkshire Opera Festival, 352 Main Street, Great Barrington,  413.213.6622
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DIANA OH IN CONCERT
, 8:30 p.m.
See Diana Oh in a one-night concert of her original soul, pop, rock and punk songs. “Annie Sprinkle meets Penny Arcade meets Reno meets John Leguizamo.” After the performance, audience members are invited for an on-stage sleepover. BYOB. Ancram Opera House, 1330 County Route 7, Ancram, NY, 12502   518-329-0114
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BERKSHIRE OPERA FESTIVAL
Windsor
When his daughter is seduced and abducted, a devoted father is driven to murder in this devastating story of love, betrayal, and vengeance. Few characters in opera are as compelling as the court jester Rigoletto, whose blind desire for revenge leads to tragic consequences. Berkshire Opera Festival is proud to present this masterpiece with an outstanding cast of international renown. Approximate running time:  2 hours, 30 minutes with one intermission. Sung in Italian with projected English translations. The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The Berkshire Opera Festival, 352 Main Street, Great Barrington, 413.213.6622
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PAINTED PIANO PROJECT
, 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Berkshire Music School presents "Painted Piano Project". Look for these works of art around Berkshire County July 18 - August 25, 2018. Live auction Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 5 - 7:30 PM on the Berkshire Music School Great Lawn. $25.00. Call for reservations: 413-442-1411. Berkshire Music School, 30 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201
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GIUSEPPE VERDI'S "RIGOLETTO"
Windsor, 7:30 p.m.
When his daughter is seduced and abducted, a devoted father is driven to murder in this devastating story of love, betrayal, and vengeance. Few characters in opera are as compelling as the court jester Rigoletto, whose blind desire for revenge leads to tragic consequences. Berkshire Opera Festival is proud to present this masterpiece with an outstanding cast of international renown.  Approximate running time:  2 hours, 30 minutes with one intermission. Sung in Italian with projected English translations. The Berkshire Opera Festival, 352 Main Street, Great Barrington,  413.213.6622
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CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Lenox, 6:30 p.m.
Free concerts are held in Lilac Park on Main Street through Aug. 29. In the event of rain, the show is moved to Town Hall. The schedule is as follows: July 11, Tupper and Sweet; July 18, The Last Minute Jazz Ensemble; July 25, Lade Di and the Dukes; Aug. 1, Sister City Jazz Ambassadors; Aug. 8, Misty Blue; Aug. 15, Moonshine Holler; Aug. 22, The Eagles Big Band and HBH Band with Wanda Houston; Aug. 29.
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CONCERT AT THE LAKE PRESENTS REV TOR
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
Each summer from June through August the City of North Adams hosts a free weekly concert series, sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union,  at Windsor Lake. Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket, and let the sweet sounds of music and water carry you away on a warm summer night. Concessions are available at the lake, but people are welcome to bring their own food. Parking is free during concerts, and swimming, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing are allowed at the lake. All cancellations will be called by 3PM on the day of the concert. For more details follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/natourism/, call 413-664-6180, or email tourism@northadams-ma.gov
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GIUSEPPE VERDI'S "RIGOLETTO"
Windsor, 7:30 p.m.
When his daughter is seduced and abducted, a devoted father is driven to murder in this devastating story of love, betrayal, and vengeance. Few characters in opera are as compelling as the court jester Rigoletto, whose blind desire for revenge leads to tragic consequences. Berkshire Opera Festival is proud to present this masterpiece with an outstanding cast of international renown. Approximate running time:  2 hours, 30 minutes with one intermission. Sung in Italian with projected English translations.  Performed at the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.  www.BerkshireOperaFestival.org The Berkshire Opera Festival, 352 Main Street, Great Barrington,  413.213.6622
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EAGLES COMMUNTY BAND
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
Each summer from June through August the City of North Adams hosts a free weekly concert series, sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union, at Windsor Lake. Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket, and let the sweet sounds of music and water carry you away on a warm summer night. Concessions are available at the lake, but people are welcome to bring their own food. Parking is free during concerts, and swimming, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing are allowed at the lake. All cancellations will be called by 3PM on the day of the concert. For more details follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/natourism/, call 413-664-6180, or email tourism@northadams-ma.gov
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CONCERT SERIES
Lanesborough, 4 p.m.
St. Luke's Church in Lanesborough is sponsoring a concert series this summer at the Old Stone Church. The series is dedicated to Jean 'Gae" Elfenbein, a prominent personality in the Berkshires. There is no admission charge. Attendees can bring a non-perishable food item for the Veterans Pantry, and a free will offering can be made. The schedule is as follows: Sept. 9, Vesper Orchestra (with Ben Kohn & Marisa Massery).
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