Calendar

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Millbrook Free Library: Jester Jim: juggling, beat boxing, comedy, and acrobatics. 3:30 p.m. 3 Friendly Lane at Franklin Avenue, Millbrook. Register at (845) 677-3611.    
Jacob’s Pillow: Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble, Wednesday, July 23, through Saturday, July 26: 8 p.m.; Thursday, July 24; Saturday, July26; and Sunday, July 27: 2 p.m. $75/$65/$45. Ted Shawn Theatre. 358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA. (413) 243-9919; www.jacobspillow.org.    
Jacob’s Pillow: Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble, Wednesday, July 23, through Saturday, July 26: 8 p.m.; Thursday, July 24; Saturday, July26; and Sunday, July 27: 2 p.m. $75/$65/$45. Ted Shawn Theatre. 358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA. (413) 243-9919; www.jacobspillow.org.    

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Dutchess County Fairgrounds: Eastern New York Junior Holstein Show. Route 9, Rhinebeck. (845) 876-4000; dutchessfair.com.
Vassar College: Soundpainting, movement theater performance. Apprentices in the Powerhouse Theater Training Program perform a site-specific “multidisciplinary sign language” created by Walter Thompson. 6 p.m. Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. (845) 437-7754; fllac.vassar.edu.

Friday, July 25, 2014

 Bard Summerscape 2014: Opera: Euryanthe, by Carl Maria von Weber: American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein. Directed by Kevin Newbury. Sosnoff Theater, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. Friday, July 25, through Sunday, August 3. Friday, July 25, and Friday, August 1: 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 27, Wednesday, July 30, and Wednesday, August 3: 2 p.m. Tickets start at $25. (845) 758-7900; www.fishercenter.bard.edu.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies:  Screening of "Field Biologist," an inspiring 55-minute documentary about a young scientist’s journey to Costa Rica to research tropical birds. 7 p.m. Auditorium. 2801 Route 44 (Sharon Turnpike), Millbrook. (845) 677-5343
Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck: Les Misérables, choreographed and directed by Kevin Archambault. Music direction by Matther Woolever. Fridays and Saturdays: 8 p.m.; Sundays: 3 p.m. Friday, July 25, through Sunday, August 17. $27 / $25. 661 Route 308. (845) 876-3080.
La Puerta Azul: Live music with Chain Gang. Call for times.. 2510 U.S. Route 44, Salt Point. (845) 677-2985; www.lapuertaazul.com
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival: Dvořák and Schoenberg. Julie Eskar, violin; Ettore Causa, viola; Miha1 Marica, cello; Norfolk Festival Fellows. 8 p.m. $20–$50; children free. Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, 20 Litchfield Road, Norfolk, CT. (860) 542-3000; norfolkmusic.org.
Vassar College: Faces and Figures in Self-Taught Art: Work by more than 30 outsider artists. Gallery talk by curator Mary-Kay Lombino, Friday, July 25, 12 p.m. Through September 4. Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. (845) 437-7754; fllac.vassar.edu.
Vassar College: A Walk on the Moon: Music and lyrics by Paul Scott Goodman; book and additional lyrics by Pamela Gray; directed by Michael Greif. Presented by Vassar & New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater. Friday, July 25, and Saturday, July 26: 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 27: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30. Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film. (845) 437-5599. www.powerhouse.vassar.edu.
Vassar College: Readings Festival 2: Works by Ayad Akhtar, Keith Bunin, Michael Friedman, Stephen Karam, David Lindsay-Abaire, Ruby Rae Spiegel, Bernard Weinraub, and others. Friday, July 25–Sunday, July 27. Free; reservations required. Susan Stein Shiva Theater. (845) 437-5599; powerhouse.vassar.edu.    

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Bard Summerscape 2014: Opera: Euryanthe, by Carl Maria von Weber: American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein. Directed by Kevin Newbury. Sosnoff Theater, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. July 26, through Sunday, August 3. Friday, July 25, and Friday, August 1: 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 27, Wednesday, July 30, and Wednesday, August 3: 2 p.m. Tickets start at $25. (845) 758-7900; www.fishercenter.bard.edu.
Bard SummerScape: In the Spiegeltent: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus: family-friendly fun. Saturday, July 26: 11 a.m.; Sunday, July 27: 3 p.m. Adults, $15; children three and older, $10. (845) 758-7900.
Berkshire Choral Festival:  Bach: St. John Passion, conducted by Tom Hall. 7:30 p.m. $20–$45. Free preconcert lecture, 6:15; picnicking encouraged. 245 North Undermountain Road, Sheffield, MA. (413) 229-1999; choralfest.org.
Bethel Woods: Kenny Rogers and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, presented by Bethel Woods in association with the Bardavon. Pavilion Stage. 6:30 p.m., gates; 8 p.m., show. $45–$82, reserved.Hurd Road, Bethel.Box office:35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie. (845) 473-2072.
Hotchkiss School: Hotchkiss Summer Portals concert: Grand Finale Concert, featuring the Witkowski Piano Duo, Pryia Mayadas, and Luiz de Moura Castro. 7:30 p.m. Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center. 11 Interlaken Road, Lakeville, CT. (860) 435-2591. 
La Puerta Azul: Live music with Lick the Toad. 8 p.m.–11 p.m. 2510 U.S. Route 44, Salt Point. (845) 677-2985; www.lapuertaazul.com
Music Mountain: Swingtime Big Band: Celestial swing, with dancing: music by Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and others. 6:30 p.m. $30; $27 in advance. Falls Village, CT. (860) 824-7126; musicmountain.org.