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ROBERT LOWELL, SETTING THE RIVER ON FIRE WITH KAY REDFIELD JAMISON
Lenox, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison brings her expertise on mood disorders to bear on Lowell’s story, illuminating not only the relationships between mania, depression, and creativity but also how Lowell’s illness and treatment influenced his work and often became its subject. The Mount
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PITTSFIELD SUNS VS. NASHUA SILVER KNIGHTS
Pittsfield, 6:30 p.m.
Come celebrate Wahconah Park's 100th year anniversary as the Suns take on the Nashua Silver Nights at 6:30!
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NICE 'N' EASY WALK
North Adams, 10-11 a.m.

Natural Bridge State Park hosts a gentle, 3/5-mile walk on the Nature Trail or at different locations in the park on Wednesdays. Observe natural features and get light exercise. Discuss the weekly topic and identify flora and fauna. There may also be spontaneous discussion on the natural and cultural history of the park. Trail is mostly flat with some uneven surfaces (roots and rocks). All ages and abilities are welcome. All programs are free; a parking fee of $5 for Massachusetts plates and $10 for non-Massachusetts plates applies.


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CONCERT: LITA WILLIAMS
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 (intersection of Kemp and Bradley Streets). 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 2019 Summer Line Up Wednesday, August 7: The Eagles Community Band (big band/oldies), Free, 6:30-8 PM Wednesday, August 14: NO CONCERT/ DOWNTOWN CELEBRATION Wednesday, August 21: JP Murphy (celtic/ traditional Irish) , Free, 6:30-8 PM Wednesday, August 28: Rebel Alliance (Rock/ Reggae), Free, 6:30-8 PM  
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BARN & BIRDHOUSE PAINT AND SIP TO BENEFIT KEN HUMMEL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
New York, 6:30 p.m.
Break out the Brushes for a Berkshire inspired Barn & Birdhouse! Join us on WED 7/31/19 6:30-8:30pm for a Paint and Snack Fundraiser to benefit the Ken Hummel Memorial Scholarship to fund students pursuing agriculture and carpentry. You'll learn to paint this locally inspired image of “Barn and Birdhouse" on a large 16x20 canvas. At the Town Hall, 5 Sunset Dr, Stuyvesant, NY. All painting materials, donation, light snacks and non-alcohol sips included for $35. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/wed-731-630pm-open-to-the-public-barn-and-birdhouse-stuyvesant-ny or call (413) 205-8346.
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CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Lenox, 6:30 p.m.

Free Concerts in the Park will be held in Lilac Park every Wednesday. The lineup is as follows: July 3, The Amy Ryan Band; July 10, Vento Chiaro; July 17, The Last-Minute; July 24, Lara Tupper & Bobby Sweet; July 31, Sister City Jazz Ambassadors; Aug. 7, Wanda Houston; Aug. 14, Banjo Blue; Aug. 21, The Eagles Big Band.


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PAJAMA STORYTIME
Lanesborough, 7 to 8 p.m.
Pajama Storytime- July 31 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Lanesborough Library (83 North Main St. Lanesborough) We will do a story hour of space-themed books, songs and activities for the youngest astronauts in Northern Berkshire County.
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FARM FRIENDS
Pittsfield, 10:30 a.m.
Farm Friends, a Hancock Shaker Village program designed for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers, will be held Thursdays. Each week, children meet a farm animal, enjoy a story, and make a simple craft. This program is included with admission (free to members).

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ROBBINS-ZUST FAMILY MARIONETTES
Stockbridge, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The ROBBINS-ZUST MARIONETTE COMPANY is performing RUMPELSTILTSKIN, at St. Paul’s Church in Stockbridge at both 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. St. Paul’s Church is at 29 Main Street, Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Admission is $5. For more information, call: (413) 822-0663. robbins-zustfamilymarionettes.com The Robbins-Zust Marionettes have been delighting audiences since 1971.          
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45 TH ADAMS AGRICULTURAL FAIR
Adams, 6 to 10 p.m.
Friday August 2nd kicks off the 45th annual Adams Agricultural Fair for 2019! Opening ceremony at 6 PM with flag raising, cake and beverage for all. Tonight features vehicles if all kinds to look at with the children’s tractor pedal pull sponsored by Maple Grove Equipment. At 7 the Robbins Zust puppets will tell a Russian folk tale for all ages At dusk a family movie under the pavillion ends the evening. Vendors, food, exhibits and fun for everyone.
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PITTSFIELD SUNS VS. BRISTOL BLUES
Pittsfield, 6:30 p.m.
Come celebrate Wahconah Park's 100th year anniversary as the Suns take on the Bristol Blues at 6:30! There will be fireworks after the game!
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2019 GUTHRIE CENTER TROUBADOUR SERIES PRESENTS RYANHOOD
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Guthrie Center 2019 Troubadour Series presents Ryanhood.  We are so looking forward to this duo performing at the Guthrie Center. Beautiful harmonies and fantastic talent!  “Hood’s vocal delivery brings an affecting authenticity. Throughout, they play furiously together and Green’s melodic leads and solos often provide the highlights. Their trademark acoustic folk-pop sound will remind some listeners of the work of Dan Fogelberg and Simon & Garfunkel.”  Tucson Weekly.  Go to https://guthriecenter.org/troubadour-series/ for tickets and information.
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FAB FAUX – A CELEBRATION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ABBEY ROAD
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Fab Faux performs Abbey Road (50th Anniversary Celebration) with The Hogshead Horns and The Creme Tangerine Strings With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles' repertoire, The Fab Faux treat the seminal music with unwavering respect, and are known for their painstaking recreations of the songs (with emphasis on the later works never performed live by the Beatles). Far beyond a cover band, they play the music of The Beatles so impeccably that one must experience it to believe it. For tickets and more information click here.  Mahaiwe
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SUMMER OUTDOOR MOVIE SERIES
Pittsfield, Dusk

The City of Pittsfield Department of Community Development Recreation Program “Summer Outdoor Movie Series” presents Disney's "Christopher Robin" at Durant Park.


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BANG ON A CAN LOUD WEEKEND AT MASS MOCA
North Adams
Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA present a three-day music festival, LOUD Weekend, held for the first time from Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4, 2019, at MASS MoCA in North Adams. Over the three-day period, more than 30 concerts will take place in the museum’s galleries and throughout its stunning collection of indoor and outdoor performing arts venues. Highlights of the festival include the otherworldly Sun Ra Arkestra; Bang on a Can All-Stars performing Field Recordings; Ben Frost’s visceral Music for 6 Guitars; Dracula – the classic 1931 film brought to life with Philip Glass’ acclaimed score; Brian Eno’s pre-ambient classic Discreet Music performed by Contact; a communal, all ages and skill levels performance of Pauline Oliveros’ Sonic Meditations; a hypnotic solo set by electronic musician and singer Julianna Barwick; and much more.
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ASTON MAGNA: SCHUBERT AND BEETHOVEN
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
Schubert’s “Die schöne Müllerin” Beethoven Horn Sonata Op. 17 Schubert’s “Auf dem Strom.” Frank Kelley, tenor; Joshua Rifkin, fortepiano and Todd Williams, natural horn.  Pre-concert talk 45 minutes before the program.  Program followed by "Meet the Artists" wine and cheese reception. Now in in its 47th season, Aston Magna is the nation’s longest-running summer festival of music performed on period instruments. The 2019 season includes the finest artists who are specialists in historical performance. The music of Bach, Pachelbel, Mozart, Castello, Purcell, Beethoven, Schubert, and others drive a dynamic program. Tickets here: https://prod1.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/info.aspx'evtinfo=200343~1d83a88f-2598-4dff-89bf-abc7233657c3&epguid=acd16971-0a0e-437c-a090-3dfb2979ed6d&
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ASTON MAGNA: SCHUBERT AND BEETHOVEN
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
Schubert’s “Die schöne Müllerin” Beethoven Horn Sonata Op. 17 Schubert’s “Auf dem Strom.” Frank Kelley, tenor; Joshua Rifkin, fortepiano and Todd Williams, natural horn.  Pre-concert talk 45 minutes before the program.  Program followed by "Meet the Artists" wine and cheese reception. Now in in its 47th season, Aston Magna is the nation’s longest-running summer festival of music performed on period instruments. The 2019 season includes the finest artists who are specialists in historical performance. The music of Bach, Pachelbel, Mozart, Castello, Purcell, Beethoven, Schubert, and others drive a dynamic program.   Tickets here: https://prod1.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/info.aspx'evtinfo=200343~1d83a88f-2598-4dff-89bf-abc7233657c3&epguid=acd16971-0a0e-437c-a090-3dfb2979ed6d&
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45 TH ADAMS AGRICULTURAL FAIR
Adams, 8 AM to 10 PM
45th Adams Agricultural Fair starts early with the adult and youth sheep and cattle judging. 11 is the Aggie Fair Prince and Princess event selecting who will reign over the fair and ride in the Fall Foliage Fair. The popular horse pull starts at 11 in the pulling arena with bleachers available or bring your own chairs. Zust puppeteers then entertain with a fun show. Followed by Bob Ricardo and his Birds of prey with his live birds. Big  a la Berry show with songs and fun at 12:30. 2:00 is the action packed Double M Rodeo with bucking horses and barrel racing plus much more. At 6 the puppets are back. Followed by music under the pavillion. Vendors galore,good fun, and a jam packed day for all ages.    
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2019 GUTHRIE CENTER TROUBADOUR SERIES PRESENTS DON WHITE
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Guthrie Center 2019 Troubadour Series presents Don White.  No artist on the coffeehouse circuit today is better than Don White at combining the heartfelt aesthetics of the singer-songwriter with side-splitting laughs.”  – Scott Alarik in The Boston Globe. Go to https://guthriecenter.org/troubadour-series/ for tickets and information.
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LARRY GRENADIER/WEST STOCKBRIDGE JAZZ SERIES
W. Stockbridge, 8 p.m.
WEST STOCKBRIDGE JAZZ SERIES Benefit Concert for the Old Town Hall Restoration Larry Grenadier Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 8:00 pm Old Town Hall, 9 Main St., West Stockbridge, MA The inaugural concert will feature Larry Grenadier, one of the most accomplished jazz bassists working today. His body of work includes collaboration with sax icons Joe Henderson and Stan Getz, decades performing alongside pianist Brad Mehldau, extended experiences working with Paul Motian and Pat Metheny, and co-leading the cooperative trio Fly (with Mark Turner and Jeff Ballard) and the quartet Hudson (with John Scofield, John Medeski and Jack DeJohnette). Tickets for the concert are $35 and available for purchase online atwww.weststockbridgehistory.org  Each ticket includes a ticket for one drink. Open Seating. Doors open at 6:45. Limited seating — order today!  
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SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
Sweet Honey in the Rock remains among the most vibrant, versatile and ever-relevant musical collectives in music today; both as a performance ensemble and as an ambassadorial African American organization founded on the triumvirate missions of empowerment, education and entertainment. Kinetic, cultured and connected, this internationally renowned Grammy-nominated female a cappella vocal quartet has a history of over four decades of distinguished service. They have created positive, loving, and socially conscious message music that matters as it pertains to spiritual fortification, and consistently taken an activist stance toward making this planet a better place for all in which to live. Special Note: Sweet Honey in the Rock travels with an ASL interpreter, and the Mahaiwe has designated seats specifically for Deaf and Hearing-Impaired patrons within the first rows closest in proximity to the Sign Language Interpreter’s position. For further details and tickets click here.  Mahaiwe
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CALF CUDDLING
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
Hancock Shaker Villages introduces a new program, Calf Cuddling, on Sundays. Sixty-minute sessions for up to two people are $100. Registration is required online or by calling 413-443-0188. Learn about the farm at Hancock Shaker Village and the sensitive and intuitive nature of cows while petting, brushing and walking the village’s newest additions. This wellness trend is the village’s most recent addition to animal-centric holistic health programs, such as goat yoga. Sessions are recommended for those ages 5 and older. The weekly program continues through Nov. 10.

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STARRY NIGHT PAINT AND SIP TO BENEFIT
New York, 2:00 PM

Paint like the master himself! Join us on SUN 8/4/19 2-4pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Elks Lodge. You’ll learn how to paint this famous image of Van Gogh’s "Starry Night” on a large 16x20 canvas.  At the Kinderhook Lodge #2530, 2750 State Route 9H, Kinderhook, NY. All painting materials, instruction and donation included for $35. Food and beverages available for purchase. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/sun-84-2pm-open-to-the-public-van-goghs-starry-night-kinderhook-ny or call (413) 205-8346.


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EMERSON STRING QUARTET
Connecticut, 3 p.m.
Mozart: String Quartet in D Major, K. 575 “Prussian” Dvořák: String Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 51 Shostakovich: String Quartet #5 in B Flat Major, Op. 92 Underwritten by Harold and Deko Klebanoff Part of Music Mountain Chamber Music Concert Series, presenting world-renowned string quartets in an intimate setting on Sunday afternoons at 3 pm through September 22.
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PITTSFIELD SUNS VS. WESTFIELD STARFIRES
Pittsfield, 5:00 p.m.
Come celebrate Wahconah Park's 100th year anniversary as the Suns take on the Westfield Starfires at 5 for our season closer!
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THE RED DAUGHTER: A NOVEL WITH JOHN BURNHAM SCHWARTZ
Lenox, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Novelist John Burnham Schwartz’s father was the young lawyer who escorted Joseph Stalin’s daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, to the United States. Drawing upon private papers and extensive research, Schwartz imaginatively re-creates the story of Alliluyeva’s search for a new life.  The Mount
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ROBBINS-ZUST FAMILY MARIONETTES
Stockbridge, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The ROBBINS-ZUST MARIONETTE COMPANY is performing CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS, at St. Paul’s Church in Stockbridge at both 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. St. Paul’s Church is at 29 Main Street, Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Admission is $5. For more information, call: (413) 822-0663. robbins-zustfamilymarionettes.com The Robbins-Zust Marionettes have been delighting audiences since 1971. For children of all ages.          
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THE RED DAUGHTER: A NOVEL WITH JOHN BURNHAM SCHWARTZ
Lenox, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Novelist John Burnham Schwartz’s father was the young lawyer who escorted Joseph Stalin’s daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, to the United States. Drawing upon private papers and extensive research, Schwartz imaginatively re-creates the story of Alliluyeva’s search for a new life. The Mount
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CONCERT AT WINDSOR LAKE PRESENTS THE EAGLES COMMUNITY 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 (intersection of Kemp and Bradley Streets). 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 2019 Summer Line Up Wednesday, August 14: NO CONCERT/ DOWNTOWN CELEBRATION Wednesday, August 21: JP Murphy (celtic/ traditional Irish) , Free, 6:30-8 PM Wednesday, August 28: Rebel Alliance (Rock/ Reggae), Free, 6:30-8 PM  
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CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Lenox, 6:30 p.m.

Free Concerts in the Park will be held in Lilac Park every Wednesday. The lineup is as follows: July 3, The Amy Ryan Band; July 10, Vento Chiaro; July 17, The Last-Minute; July 24, Lara Tupper & Bobby Sweet; July 31, Sister City Jazz Ambassadors; Aug. 7, Wanda Houston; Aug. 14, Banjo Blue; Aug. 21, The Eagles Big Band.


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