Chester Theatre: “On the Exhale” on stage July 25- Aug. 4, Chester, MA

When a college professor suffers the unthinkable loss of her son in a school shooting, she fixates not on the shooter, but on the weapon itself. Her attempts to understand what happened unleash unexpected feelings about power, violence, and the role we all play in this American epidemic. 

Written by Martín Zimmerman. Directed by Colette Robert. Starring Tara Franklin.

For directions & tix: Chester Theater

July 25 – August 4

Family Flicks under the Stars: Sundays @ 7:15 on July 21 & July 28 on Williams College Science Quad

Images Cinema brings you outdoor Sunday night movies on the Williams College Science Quad!  Sunday, July 21: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse & WALL-E on July 28 at 7:15 pm.  Bring a blanket, chairs, pillows! Popcorn provided!

Sunday, July 21– Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.  Miles Morales, a teenager in Brooklyn, finds himself the Spider-Man of his reality, and joins forces with five other Spider-Men and Women from other dimensions when a dangerous technology threatens all realities.

Sunday, July 28: WALL-E  Academy-Award winner for Best Animated Feature Film, WALL-E is the last robot left on Earth. He spends his days tidying up the planet, one piece of garbage at a time. But during 700 years, WALL-E has developed a personality, and he’s more than a little lonely. Then he spots EVE, a sleek and modern probe sent back to Earth on a scanning mission. Smitten WALL-E embarks on his greatest adventure yet when he follows EVE across the galaxy.

Berkshire Botanical Garden: “Grow Show” of summer harvest & floral design, Aug. 10 & 11

The Grow Show is a judged event: “Gardens of the World” invites competitors to create floral arrangements inspired by worldwide gardens, including noted gardens in New York City, Kyoto, Japan, Surrey, England, and Jaipur, India. A children’s class, “Mr. McGregor’s Unruly Rabbit,” is open to children 14 and under, and takes inspiration from The Tales of Peter Rabbit by British children’s book author Beatrix Potter.  Preregistration is required for Design Division classes.

Online registration for both divisions is available at

“Vegetable Art in the Garden,” an edible art workshop for children, is scheduled for Saturday, August 10 from 1 – 2:30 in the Schoolhouse, where children create arrangements with vegetables and flowers. Completed projects will be on display at the Grow Show. Limit: 10 participants.

“Game of Flowers,” an epic live battle of two teams of floral designers will be held on Saturday, August 10 at 3 p.m.

Grow Show hours are Sat, August 10, 1 – 5 p.m., and Sun, August 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  The event is free with Garden admission.


Ice Cream Social: 1-4pm, Sat. July 20 @ Wild Oats Coop- Support Linear Park Project!

Make your own sundae with local ice cream, sauces & toppings. $5 for adults, $3 for kids 12 & under. All proceeds will go to the Friends of Linear Park project.

Wild Oats Coop, 320 Main St., Williamstown, MA 01267.

Jacob’s Pillow offers $25 tix for Berkshire Residents for “POWER” July 10-14.

Choreographer Reggie Wilson & his company Fist & Heel Performance Group imagine what Black Shaker worship might have looked like in this world premiere of POWER.

Discount available in person or call the box office at 413-243-0745.

Praised for how “his sprawling movement pieces fold history into the present” (The New York Times), award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson imagines what Black Shaker worship might have looked like in the world premiere of POWER. This Brooklyn-based company and its body of work draws from the spiritual and mundane traditions of Africa and its Diaspora; Wilson often refers to his work as a “post-Africa/Neo-HooDoo Modern dance.”