The Red Lion Inn
Canopy Bed with Gas-lit Fireplace

Crosby, Stills & Nash

September 1, 7:30 PM
Koussevitzky Music Shed
CrosbyStills and Nash
 The music of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash is a cornerstone of rock 'n roll. As Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN), this trio of legendary singer-songwriters has been actively collaborating since 1969, when they first harmonized in either Joni Mitchell's living room or Mama Cass Elliot's dining room, depending on which member you ask Wherever its point of origin, the connection they forged from day one-as artists and as friends-was profound and unbreakable. For tickets and more info, please click here...
Back to School...
at Tanglewood!

One Day U at Tanglewood
We wanted to let you know about a unique educational opportunity next weekend at Tanglewood on Saturday, August 28:  One Day University at Tanglewood.  The adult educational series brings together acclaimed professors from top-tier schools to present their most stimulating lecture - but don't worry, there's no homework and no exams! Lectures include:
Tufts University's Professor of History Sol Gittleman  (The Two Americas of Antonin Dvořák)
Amherst's Professor of Psychology Catherine Sanderson (The Science of Mind Over Body)
Yale University's Professor of Music Craig Wright (Dvořák's Pinnacle Experience:  Inside Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 and s New World Symphony). Following a boxed dinner, the day concludes with the BSO's performance of Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2 with guest artist Emanuel Ax, and Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 at 8:30 in the Shed. Tickets are available by visiting the Tanglewood box office, calling Symphony Charge at 888.266.1200 or clicking here.

The Berkshire Theatre Festival
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Berkshire Theatre Festival
A Delicate Balance
Written by Edward Albee, Directed by David Auburn
Through September 4

Agnes and Tobias, a 50-something couple, want nothing more than to be left alone. However, they are saddled with Agnes's alcoholic sister, their four-time divorced daughter, and their best friend who is seeking asylum from some unnamed "fear." With this combination tensions inevitably fray and every relationship in the house threatens to fall apart. This Pulitzer Prize-winning piece sings with Albee's trademark lyricism and insight.

Rockwell and the Movies

Through  October 31st

NRM Razors Edge 
 Though Norman Rockwell is often identified with home town life in New England, he was often called upon by Hollywood to create imagery for posters advertising entertaining feature films of his day. This installation exploring Rockwell's art for the movies features original paintings, vintage posters, lobby cards, and original portraits of movie stars drawn form the Museum's Art and Archival Collections and private collections of Rockwell's art.  Click here for more info...
A Jazz Happening
Jacob's Pillow
August 22, 2010 
Jacobs Pillow Jazz Happening 
A dazzling one-night-only revue, A Jazz Happening brings Broadway to the Berkshires, highlighting the Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance students of The School at Jacob's Pillow as they perform alongside award-winning guest celebrities and a live jazz band. This evening of style and pizzazz is directed by Chet Walker, original conceiver of Fosse, and all proceeds support The School at Jacob's Pillow. Gold ticket buyers are invited to a post-show dessert reception with the performers and mingle with today's and tomorrow's stars of the Broadway stage.  For more info, click here.
Berkshire Playwrights Lab Free Staged Reading Series
at the Mahaiwe
August 25, 8pm
Locavore Way 
Playwright Blair MacKenzie to Workshop New Play, Scam
In Scam, when social misfit Savanna Keener brings home the Nigerian boyfriend she met online, her white suburban family is immediately suspicious. Is the handsome, sliver-tongued Morris really in love with their awkward daughter, or are his intentions more nefarious? The ensuing hilarious and poignant conflict exposes family fault lines and raises the question: Who is scamming whom?
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Labor Day Already?

Make the most of summer! We're offering some
terrific midweek deals for August and September - please see the link below for last-minute travelers.

Jane Monheit at Tanglewood
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 (pictured at right) and more!

There's plenty to do around here after Labor Day - see our suggestions below. Our September Apple Harvest package helps you enjoy the best of the season - click here for more info. We've extended the availability of our most popular packages, Summer Escape and Rise-n-Shine, through October 21st, so take advantage of our thrifty deals and join us here in the beautiful Berkshires for sunny/warm days and pleasant evenings.

Click here to view all our summer packages!
Last-minute travelers, click here for the latest special offers!
Friday Night is Steak Night - Best Deal ACourtyardround!

Start the weekend right. We fire up our Courtyard gril
l for our weekly summer barbecue every Friday night through September 3. Choose from steak, seafood and more. $29.95 for three courses 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!

DISH+DINE with our Chef at the Ferrin Gallery!
Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA
August 24, 6:30-9:00pm
Reserve in advance, limited to 40 guests, $75 per person 413.442.1622
Ferrin GalleryFerrin 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 Red Lion Inn Chef Brian Alberg 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

Tanglewood GateTanglewood Jazz Festival
September 4 & 5
Seiji Ozawa Hall,       
 Jazz Café tent
The annual Labor Day Weekend Tanglewood Jazz Festival will take place September 4-5 at the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Lenox, Massachusetts.  Jazz Greats highlighting this year's festival include Kurt Elling, John Pizzarelli, Donal Fox, Maya Beiser, Jane Monheit, Eddie Daniels, Bob James, Peter Erskine, the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Julian Lage, Jessica Molaskey, Laurence Hobgood, and Jazz Café Video Contest winners Noah Baerman, Audrey Silver, Kelley Johnson and Brandon Wright.  All shows will be held at Seiji Ozawa Hall and in the Jazz Café tent.
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Bad Dates
Shakespeare and Company, Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre
Through September 12, 3pm/8pm

The whirlwind winter hit of 2009 is back! By popular demand, S&Co. favorite Elizabeth Aspenlieder returns to the stage in the role for which she won a prestigious Elliot Norton Award (Best Solo Performance 2009) and was nominated for a 2010 IRNE Award. Aspenlieder pulls out all the stops as she slips into the role of single-mom-with-an-attitude Haley Walker, in this one-woman-wonder of a play. Haley balances the pressures that come with a new career as a fashionable New York City restaurateur, raising a teenaged daughter, and even a too-close-for-comfort relationship with the Romanian mob-and does so without neglecting to find the perfect pair of shoes. Hilarious.
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Bash Bish Falls State Park
The state's most dramatic waterfall. Cascading water tumbles through gorges and drops over 80 feet into a sparkling pool. 200 acres.
Falls Road, Mt. Washington, MA 01258
(413) 528-0330

Bartholomew's Cobble
Created by geologic upheavals when the Taconic and Berkshire ranges were formed, this hundred-foot-high bedrock outcropping introduces visitors to a rugged and exotic landscape with five miles of trails, and over 800 species of plants while offering terrific mountain vistas.
Ashley Falls, Sheffield, MA 01257

Pleasant Valley Wildlilfe Sanctuary
7 miles of trails - 1300 acres. Universal access trail. Ponds, streams, hummingbird garden (in season). Nature programs, guided canoe trips, rentals & gift shop.
 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, MA 01240
(413) 637-0320

Beartown State Forest
Offers swimming, fishing, boating and 12 campsites. Appalachian Trail intersects forest trails. 12,000 acres.
69 Blue Hill Road, Monterey, MA 01245
(413) 528-0904
Jug End State Reservation and Wildlife Management
Offers hiking, hunting, horseback riding and xc-skiing in one of the most scenic areas in Berkshire County. 1,158 acres.
Jug End Road, Egremont, MA 01230
(413) 528-0330

Mt. Everett State Reservation
Known for its spectacular scenery and breathtaking views. Offers fishing, canoeing, hiking, and xc-skiing. 1,356 acres.
East Street, Mt. Washington, MA 01258
(413) 528-0330

October Mountain State Forest
At 16,627 acres October Mountain is the largest state forest in Massachusetts. Great for hiking, fishing and canoeing. 46 campsites and 3 yurts open mid-May to Mid-Oct.
Woodland Road, Lee, MA 01238
(413) 243-1778

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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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