The Red Lion Inn
King bedded guestroom

Get Backstage at
Tanglewood Shed
The "Tanglewood Backstage Pass Weekend,"  August 20-22, offers music lovers an unprecedented look at life behind-the-scenes at Tanglewood.  This immersive program offers patrons a look at Tanglewood from an insider's experience, with private picnics and receptions with BSO musicians, classes, discussions, and workshops relating to the weekend's programming, and food,  and hotel accommodations. The package includes one concert per day, four meals, two nights at The Red Lion Inn, and a Tanglewood parking pass. Please call 888-266-1200 for more information.

Babes in Arms
Berkshire Theatre Festival -
Unicorn Theatre

Now through Aug 28
Berkshire Theatre Festival
"The Lady Is A Tramp", "My Funny Valentine", "Johnny One Note". The song list for this high-spirited musical reads like a Greatest Hits for writers Rodgers and Hart. Babes In Arms, the original "let's put on a musical" musical, tells the story of a few determined teens and their fight to keep their independence by producing their own show, turning out great song after great song along the way and inspiring the classic film starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. Babes In Arms is packed with laughs, music, and youthful exuberance- pure entertainment with a heart so big, it sings.
Annie Robinson, Lectures and
Victorian Tea
Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum
August 4, 4:00pm
Ventfort Hall 
Architectural historian Annie Robinson is slated to give an illustrated presentation on "Peabody and Stearns: Country Houses and Seaside Cottages." The speaker will autograph copies of her new book of the same title during a Victorian Tea. The lecture is the sixth in Ventfort Hall's 2010 Summer Lecture Series. Click here for more info and do check out Ventfort Hall's other offerings.
The Locavore Way
Hancock Shaker Village

August 8, 1pm
Locavore Way 
The Hancock Shaker village will be hosting a lively and inspiring conversation with renowned culinary professional (AKA food fanatic) and farm to table advocate Amy Cotler, as she discusses the Locavore movement, which emphasizes the many benefits of local eating and seasonal cooking.  A recognized pioneer in the field, she was the founding director of Berkshire Grown, an early local farm and food advocacy organization that has become a national model. 
Let's Eat Outdoors!
Steak Night!
Start the weekend right. We're firing up our Courtyard grill
for our weekly summer barbecue every Friday night through September 3. Choose from steak, seafood and more. $29.95 plus tax and tip. Served 5:00-8:00PM. The regular Courtyard menu is also available. Please call 413.298.5545 or email us to make a reservation. Rain cancels Steak Night and any reservations!

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August is Around the Corner...

Biking in the BerkshiresWe all know that summer lasts from late June to late September, but somehow it feels like summer's over at the end of Labor Day weekend.  Make time for an escape to the Berkshires - you can soak up all the amazing arts attractions or just admire the beautiful scenery of our gently rolling hills. You don't even have to leave our cozy little village of Stockbridge - the Berkshire Theatre Festival and Mission House are within walking distance, there are a couple of galleries, a few boutiques... PLUS our Gift Shop featuring gifts and art from over 100 local artists!

If you haven't made plans for Labor Day Weekend, consider a stay with us and get your tickets for Tanglewood's Jazz Festival. This year's festival features Kurt Elling, John Pizzarelli, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Eddie Daniels, Bob James, Donal Fox, Julian Lage,  Jessica Molasky, Laurence Hobgood Trio, Maya Beiser, Jane Monheit and more!

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Last-minute travelers, click here for the latest special offers!

Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA
August 24, 6:30-9:00pm
Reserve in advance, limited to 40 guests, $75 per person 413.442.1622
Ferrin Gallery presents the fifth in a series of evening dinners in the gallery pairing local food with local artists. Maggie Mailer and Nanny Vonnegut will converse about their lives as painters and daughters of noted authors Norman Mailer and Kurt Vonnegut. This DISH+DINE coincides with Maggie Mailer's current exhibition "The Balloonists", on view at Ferrin Gallery through September 18th. Dinner will be prepared by Chef Brian Alberg of The Red Lion Inn and served on individually made wood fired stoneware dinnerware by Michael McCarthy.
What's for dinner?
Reception - Signature Berkshire Mt. Distillers Cocktail, Rawson Brook Goat Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes, Joshua Farm Deviled Eggs
Dinner - Chilled Howden Farm Sweet Corn Bisque, Heirloom Tomato & Thai Basil Salad, Truffle Poached Farm Girl Baby Vegetables, Braised Kale, Shiitake Hash with Farro & Salsify
Dessert - Great Barrington Berries, Housemade Peach Ice Cream & Ioka Maple Caramel

So Much to Do !
From Impressionist art to contemporary dance, there's plenty to discover... here's just a sampling of the possibilities!

Performing Arts:
Lion's Den pub
Berkshire Theatre Festival
Barrington Stage
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Berkshire Fringe
Jacob's Pillow
Shakespeare & Company
The Colonial
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
'62 Center for Theatre and Dance at Williams College
Aston Magna Foundation For Music & Humanities, Inc.
Berkshire Bach Society
Williamstown Theatre Festival

Visual Arts & Historic Sites:
Chesterwood, Summer Home of Sculptor Daniel Chester French
Berkshire Museum
Norman Rockwell Museum
Arrowhead, Home of Herman Melville
Hancock Shaker Village
The Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute
The Mount - Edith Wharton's estate in Lenox
Mission House
Hancock Shaker Village - 50th Anniversary!
Ventfort Hall
Chapin Library Of Rare Books & Manuscripts
Stockbridge Library Historical Room
Animagic- Museum of Animation Special Effects and Art
The Du Bois Center of American History
Williams College Museum Of Art
Galleries in the Berkshires
The Ashley House

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Get a Breath of Fresh Air!
Annual Hike Honoring Melville and Hawthorne
Monument Mountain
Sunday, August 1, 9:30am
Advance reservations are required,
Call Arrowhead at 413-442-1793
On August 5, 1850, Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne met for the first time on a hike and picnic at Monument Mountain. The two went on to form a great friendship. To celebrate the anniversary of what is termed "the most important picnic in American literary history," hikers are invited to climb the mountain with Gordon Hyatt who will host the event on behalf of the Berkshire Historical Society and the Trustees of Reservations. The hike will be followed with a buffet lunch at Melville's home, Arrowhead in Pittsfield featuring some of the same menu that Hawthorne and Melville once shared. 

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