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Oktoberfest in the 413

09/30/2015 03:14 PM EDT
Happy October, dear readers! And what an exciting time it is. One sure sign of autumn is the global celebration of the Bavarian Oktoberfest holiday. 
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A taste of what's happening this week around the 413
09/30/2015 03:14 PM EDT - With the changing of the seasons comes the turning over of new leaf for cultural happenings in Berkshire County. Full Story

The 413: Spring into fall around the Berkshires
09/24/2015 12:01 PM EDT - Happy fall officially, dear readers! And there is no shortage of activities and events to celebrate the onset of the season. Full Story

Harvest the sounds of the season
09/24/2015 12:03 PM EDT - Fall is not only the time to harvest the fruits of summer's labors, but also the time when musical artists tend to tout their own efforts with releases of new materials. Full Story

Eclectic autodidact: Camping — Woodland tailgating or arboreal tranquility?
09/17/2015 06:59 AM EDT - At work, many were surprised to learn that I spent my last few days off camping in the north woods. Full Story

'Pack Up Your Sorrows': Local singer/songwriter Meg Hutchinson explores mental wellness
09/17/2015 06:29 AM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON — Berkshire County native and folk music singer-songwriter Meg Hutchinson has toured cafes, clubs and theaters from the Bay State and well beyond. Full Story

Lugo blends urban America with high-end Europe at Ferrin Contemporary
09/10/2015 07:40 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS — Upon walking into the installation currently on view at Ferrin Contemporary, there's a quality that's at once familiar yet uncommon to the works on display. Full Story

Britain's Eddie Izzard ready to raise eyebrows at Tanglewood
08/27/2015 07:02 AM EDT - LENOX — British tour de force Eddie Izzard is the next most surprising act to bring a well-structured suit and high-heeled shoes to Tanglewood this summer since the unlikely duo of avant-garde songstress Lady Gaga and classic jazz and standards legend Tony Bennett graced the Shed stage on June 30. Full Story

Dottie's in Pittsfield hosts Pangolin Clothing Company fundraiser
08/27/2015 07:01 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — "Style. Protection. Awareness." That's the tagline of Pangolin Clothing Company, an initiative and retail outfit launched last year by Pittsfield native, musician and artist Justin Allen and his Amherst College classmate Craig Velozo. Full Story

Sean McHugh: Of pawns and personal space
08/20/2015 04:36 AM EDT - Manspreading is the a name given to the age old act of a man sitting in such a fashion that his sprawled legs take up significantly more room than would reasonably be allotted to his seat. Full Story