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LITTLE SCIENTISTS EARLY LITERACY
Great Barrington, 10:30-11:30am

This is a weekly fun Summer Reading Program for caregivers and children aged 3 to 5. Story time with activity to help them learn early literacy skills to increase their likelihood of reading success.
Registration required. This program is at our Mason Library at 231 Main St. in Great Barrington. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.


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DYSTOPIA FRIDAY TEEN MOVIE WITH PIZZA, "ENDER'S GAME"
Great Barrington, 4:30-6:30pm

Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion. This program is at our Mason Library at 231 Main St. in Great Barrington. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.


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JUST FOR FUN: LIONEL POPKIN, MODERN DANCE FOR KIDS
New York, 1 p.m.
interactive modern dance performance Lionel Popkin is an inventive, highly original dancer and choreographer. He and his company will introduce the Just for Fun audience to the world of modern dance through a performance exploring the joys of movement and music and giving the audience an opportunity to try a few modern dance moves themselves. Pamela Squires in the Washington Post wrote, “Popkin has a flair for originality that periodically has you realizing that you are smiling to yourself in the dark.”  Free Admission PS21 – The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village http://www.ps21chatham.org  
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LIONEL POPKIN DANCE COMPANY: RUTH DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE
New York, 8 p.m.
Lionel Popkin, who is half-Jewish/half-Indian, explores how our origins define who we are. His dances are simultaneously low-tech and lush, questioning and funny. His latest work Ruth Doesn’t Live Here Anymore considers the paradoxical legacy of modern dance pioneer Ruth St. Denis, co-founder of the famed Denishawn Company, who brought “Orientalism” to Western dance.The Philadelphia Inquirer Tickets: $30/$25 members/$18 students 18 and under PS21 – The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village http://www.ps21chatham.org  Lionel Popkin’s website: http://www.lionelpopkin.org/ This performance is made possible in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  
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WEEMUSE ADVENTURE
Pittsfield, 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Every Friday! Little ones can explore the Aquarium and three Museum galleries! Each week features songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Check our Facebook Page or weekly e-news for each week’s theme. This program is geared towards children 18 months to 3 years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome! Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield MA, 01201 Included with cost of admission to the Museum.
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40TH ADAMS AGRICULTURAL FAIR
Adams, 6 p.m.

Friday at 6 PM the 40th Adams Agricultural Fair opens with Up in the Air Discdoggers show, where dogs catch frisbies and put on a great show. Jeeps and classic cars come for the Cruise in with One Sharp Marriage entertaining with their knife throwing act. At 7 Bits and Pieces begin with music for dancing and of course the Children's Pedal Tractor contest entertains the kids.


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SUMMER OUTDOOR MOVIE SERIES
Pittsfield
The movies will be shown at Clapp Park this year, beginning shortly after dusk (about 8:30pm).  This year’s line-up features movies that the whole family can enjoy. For the complete line up please visit our Recreation Program page under the Department of Community Development on our website, www.cityofpittsfield.org or call the Recreation Activities Coordinator at 499-9370. In the case of rain, the movie will be canceled.

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THE ALPHABET OF VIBRATION ART SHOW
Pittsfield, 5 - 8 p.m.
Come for the opening reception to see artist Analesa Berg's powerful art series, The Alphabet of Vibration®, during the First Friday Arts Walk in Pittsfield. Meet the artist on opening night and enjoy the exhibit throughout the month of August. Unusual Wedding Rings & More, 137 North Street, Pittsfield. Visit www.ShemaProductions.com for more information.
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MISS JULIE AND HER UKULELE STORYTIMES
Adams, 10 a.m.
Join us at the Adams Free Library, Fridays July 11, 18, Aug 1, & 8 at 10a.m. for fun filled Ukulele storytimes with guest Julie Stepanek. Julie is an accomplished musician and singer. She has been working with area libraries for the last 5 years, educating and entertaining young and old alike. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Adams Free Library, Inc. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity! Attendance at library programs constitutes consent to be photographed; photos may be used in print or electronic publicity for the Adams Free Library. An adult must accompany children under 8 years of age. Library events are free and open to the public. Questions? Call the Adams Free Library at 743-8345.

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Y HOSTS WINE AND BEER TASTING
Pittsfield, 6 - 8 p.m.
The Pittsfield Family YMCA will host Savor the Moment: Wine and Beer Tasting & Auction fundraiser at Berkshire Hills Country Club poolside in Pittsfield on Friday, Tickets cost $25 at the Y or at the door. Berkshire Hills Country Club is located at 500 Benedict Road in Pittsfield. You must be at least 21 years old to attend. Please drink responsibly.  To donate an auction item, please contact Michelle at 413-499-7650 x37 or mgreen@pittsfieldfamilyymca.org.

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BANG ON A CAN GALLERY RECITAL
North Adams, 1:30 p.m.
Set in MASS MoCA's museum galleries, recitals featuring Bang on a Can faculty, fellows, and special guests happen almost every day at 1:30pm and 4:30pm from July 16-August 2. Gallery recitals are free with museum admission.
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MUSIC WITH GLENN KOTCHE OF WILCO
North Adams, 4:30 p.m.
Wilco's Glenn Kotche performs at MASS MoCA under Natalie Jeremijenko: Tree Logic, as part of the Bang on a Can music festival. Performance is free with museum admission.
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MILL CITY PRODUCTIONS ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Mill City Productions will present its musical theatre and cabaret retrospective “MCP Ten: The Reprise of a Decade.”  The show features 17 performers from around the Northeast who are alumni of past MCP musical productions and is co-created and co-directed by Marissa Carlson and Michael James Roy. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors. Immediately following the Saturday, Aug. 2, performance, will be a 10th anniversary celebration and light refreshments. Performances will take place at Mill City’s theatre at Building 4N (next to the Visitor’s Center) in the Western Gateway Heritage State Park in North Adams. Parking is available in either the Northwest lot (near NBCTC) or in the Sons of Italy lot.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.millcityproductions.org.


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EXHIBIT OPENING
Pittsfield, 5-8 p.m.
BAA Redux: Industrial Manifest, a regional juried show featuring 13 artists, opens at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., for First Fridays Artswalk. The public is also invited to an awards reception for the artists to be held on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 4-6 p.m. The show presents original contemporary art exploring practices and themes within an industrial context. The show will run through Aug. 30. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 pm. All of the works are for sale. Additional information may be found at https://berkshireartassociation.org.

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MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
Adams, 6 p.m.
The town of Adams and Adams Community Bank will kick off the 15th annual Adams Movies Under the Stars program. The gala opening will take place on the lawn in front of the Town Hall starting at 6 p.m. and “The Lego Movie” will be featured at dusk. This event is free and open to the public. The rain date will be on Saturday, Aug. 2. In conjunction with Movies Under the Stars, Adams Community Bank will be holding its 12th annual community appreciation event.  Free hot dogs, popcorn, fried dough, soft drinks and other refreshments will be served. Kids of all ages will have a chance to catch some cash in the cash cube and participate in other games and giveaways. Face painting will be provided by Magic Brushes and balloon art by Bowie the Clown.

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POKER TOURNAMENT
New York, 6 p.m.
Get in on the most exciting Texas Hold 'Em tournament in Hoosick Falls on the first Friday of every month. Doors open at 6 p.m. and play starts at 6:30 p.m. The buy-in is $35 with an option for a $10 add on, plus a $5 high hand pot. Newcomers and experienced players are all welcome. The Armory is at 80 Church Street on the corner of Elm Street in Hoosick Falls, NY. For more information, call 518-686-9050 or visit .www.hayc3.org
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FREE FUN FRIDAY AT HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Enjoy free admission and fun activities for the whole family on Friday, Aug. 1, at Hancock Shaker Village.  Tour the grounds on your own, or join a “Young Shakers” tour at an extra cost. On Free Fun Friday, which is made possible thanks to the Highland Street Foundation, families can explore the Village’s historic buildings, watch artisans and costumed interpreters engage in wood-working, textile spinning, black-smithing and other crafts, and try their hand at a variety of special activities available just on that day. Special family activities and make-and-take crafts will take place in the Brick Dwelling from 1 to 3 p.m., and if it’s hot, there will be a water arc to run through to help visitors cool off. Visit www.hancockshakervillage.org for more information.

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NORTH ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
North Adams, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Patrons of the market, located in the St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, at the intersection of Route 8 and St. Anthony Drive, can find fresh fruits and vegetables, greens, canned goods, baked goods, eggs, flowers and meat. People can also enjoy music, entertainment, and info booths, all of which change week to week.  All of the food at the market is grown or made by the farmers themselves. This year’s market includes vendors reaching from Berlin, New York and Southern VT all the way to Washington, Mass.  http://explorenorthadams.com/THINGS-TO-DO/Events/Farmers-Market.aspx
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LIONEL POPKIN DANCE COMPANY: RUTH DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE
New York, 8 p.m.
Lionel Popkin, who is half-Jewish/half-Indian, explores how our origins define who we are. His dances are simultaneously low-tech and lush, questioning and funny. His latest work Ruth Doesn’t Live Here Anymore considers the paradoxical legacy of modern dance pioneer Ruth St. Denis, co-founder of the famed Denishawn Company, who brought “Orientalism” to Western dance. The Philadelphia Inquirer Tickets: $30/$25 members/$18 students 18 and under Lionel Popkin’s website: http://www.lionelpopkin.org/ PS21 – The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village http://www.ps21chatham.org   This performance is made possible in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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SEEDS OF HARMONY SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT SERIES
Lanesborough, 6:30 p.m.
Caravan of Thieves: The Bradley Farm is excited to announce our new Seeds of Harmony Saturday Evening Concert Series, to be held at the Coop on Bradley Farm in Lanesboro, MA. Our premier concert series features nationally recognized award winning artists and farm fresh organic and local food and refreshments. The Coop on the farm provides a naturally beautiful and intimate setting for both artists and music lovers of all ages alike. This year’s headliners include Seth Glier, Jamie Kent, Patty Larkin, the Caravan of Thieves, and Emily Hearn. Please see more information on artists below. This popular concert series was created with the intent of fostering community while celebrating the joy of music and summer in the Berkshires.Tickets: All seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Bring your favorite chair and enjoy the beautiful intimate setting of The Coop on Bradley Farm. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Bradley Farm, 545 North Main Street, Lanesboro, on-line or by calling 413-499-2723.  Tickets are also available at eventbrite.com.

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CHOW TIME IN THE AQUARIUM
Pittsfield, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Every Saturday! Join our staff in the aquarium for an interactive look at what it takes to feed some of Berkshire Museum’s most interesting residents. With your help we’ll prepare some heaping salads for some of our largest reptiles as we discuss what the aquarium animals eat here in the museum and what they would find in the wild. Once all the food is prepared, watch as aquarium staff goes behind the scenes to feed the reptiles and fish. See the seahorses suck up tiny shrimp and watch as the tortoises devour the salads you helped make just minutes before. In between feedings we’ll talk more about each species and what they’re eating, as well as answer many questions you might have, like what exactly is a skink and why is it eating a monkey biscuit! Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield MA, 01201 Included with cost of admission to the Museum.
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40TH ADAMS AGRICULTURAL FAIR
Adams, 10 a.m.

Fair starts at 10 with Sheep, goats and cattle  judged with Western MA Gardners doing soil testing and the Jeep obstacle course starts at 10. At 11 the new Prince and Prince are crowned  with the horse pull starting at 11. At noon the gas engine truck pull begins with Birds of Prey demo at 1. One Sharp Marriage is on again at 2:30 and at 4 the Garden Tractor Pull. Phil n the Void entertains 4-7 PM with 7 Starting the diesel engine truck pull and Tommy T and Black Velvet playing. Still time to enter truck pull on day of Fair.


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BANG ON A CAN MARATHON, FEATURING STEVE REICH AND GLENN KOTCHE
North Adams, 4 - 10 p.m.
Six hours of boundary-busting festival finale, featuring more than fifty musicians and composers, chamber music with Wilco's Glenn Kotche, and Steve Reich's newest composition "Radio Rewrite," a remix of two songs by Radiohead. Tickets are $25 general, $15 for students, $5 for members, and $35 for concert + museum admission. Come and go as you please.
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MILL CITY PRODUCTIONS ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Mill City Productions will present its musical theatre and cabaret retrospective “MCP Ten: The Reprise of a Decade.”  The show features 17 performers from around the Northeast who are alumni of past MCP musical productions and is co-created and co-directed by Marissa Carlson and Michael James Roy. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors. Immediately following the Saturday, Aug. 2, performance, will be a 10th anniversary celebration and light refreshments. Performances will take place at Mill City’s theatre at Building 4N (next to the Visitor’s Center) in the Western Gateway Heritage State Park in North Adams. Parking is available in either the Northwest lot (near NBCTC) or in the Sons of Italy lot.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.millcityproductions.org.


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CLARK ART LECTURE
Williamstown, 4 p.m.
This summer the Clark Art Institute presents a free series of “Clark Inspired” programs featuring leading scholars and museum professionals who share a distinctive bond forged in Williamstown and at the Clark. This program will feature  three noted museum directors — Earl A. Powell III, Glenn D. Lowry and Michael Govan — presenting “Williams Art History and Museum Leadership” in which they will talk about their experiences as students at Williams College in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s in relation to their distinguished careers. Clark Director Michael Conforti leads the discussion examining the role Williams and the Clark played in preparing them for their current positions. The free lecture will be held in the Clark’s auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center.

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“A CONVERSATION WITH JULIE MCCARTHY”
Stockbridge, 5 p.m.
Chesterwood will host “A Conversation with Julie McCarthy, Artist-in-Residence” in conjunction with the exhibition “An Oasis of Beauty” featuring the work of Berkshire photographer Julie McCarthy. Prior to the program, guests are invited to view the exhibition in the residence at Chesterwood from 4 to 5 p.m. A reception with the artist will be held after the talk. Light refreshments will be served. The program is free and open to the public. For reservations, email lreynolds@savingplaces.org or call 413-298-3579, x25210. Chesterwood is located at 4 Williamsville Rd., off Rt. 183, in the Stockbridge hamlet of Glendale.

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THE YEAR I WAS GIFTED
Pittsfield, 2PM
Direct from off-off Broadway and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 

True tale of a working class girl’s attempt to survive a prestigious boarding school for the arts!
Written and Performed by Monica Bauer





 
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THE FOUR TOPS
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
The quartet, originally called the Four Aims, made their first single for Chess in 1956, and spent seven years on the road and in nightclubs, singing pop, blues, Broadway, but mostly jazz—four-part harmony jazz. When Motown’s Berry Gordy Jr. found out they had hustled a national “Tonight Show” appearance, he signed them without an audition to be the marquee act for the company’s Workshop Jazz label. That proved short-lived, and Stubbs’ powerhouse baritone lead and the exquisite harmonies of Fakir, Benson, and Payton started making one smash after another with the writing-producing trio Holland-Dozier-Holland.  Tickets to their Mahaiwe show are $35-$70 and can be purchased online.

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40TH ADAMS AGRICULTURAL FAIR
Adams, 10 a.m.
Sunday is a big day with judging of cattle, sheep and goats. A 11 the OX pull begins under the trees with bleacher seating or bring your own chair. At noon One Sharp Marriage, knife thrower, begins their last show followed by sheep dog demo by Wendy Warner. Country music kicks off at 1:30 with Kickin in the Sticks. The Big DEMOLITION DERBY starts at 2.Cars may enter that day or go to www.Adams-Agricultural-Fair.org. for more information. 
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ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
Adams, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Adams Farmers Market will be happening every Sunday through mid-September from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Adams Visitors Center.

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