Best Bets for the Berkshires and Shires of Vermont, Aug. 4 - 10

Mass MoCA

Top-notch mariachi

Trailblazing Latin Grammy nominees Mariachi Flor de Toloache will perform at 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, at Mass MoCA in North Adams, Mass. Classic ranchero sound with bursts of hip-hop, soul, jazz, salsa. $16


Paintings and pastels

Enjoy the landscapes of the Berkshires and beyond captured by plein air landscape painter, Joe Baker, at the Sandisfield Arts Center. Stop by the opening reception 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6.


Body art is still artwork

Stop by the Bennington Museum from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5, for Tatto 2, featuring live models showing their art and sharing their stories. Enjoy live music. "Pay what you wish" admission.


Handcrafted creations

Spend the weekend at the 38th annual Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival in Bennington, Vt. The festival features nearly 200 juried arts and crafts exhibitors. Daily admission $8.


Raise a glass at beer fest

Sample beers at the 4 Corners North home brew festival on Saturday, Aug. 6. Street-fair atmosphere with food, music and, of course, beer! County Street, Bennington, Vt.


Time-honored family fun

The town of Mount Washington, Mass., hosts the annual Mount Washington Church Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6. Food, fun and the Antiques Road Show Booth. Free.


The music of the night

Three Christines in one concert — enjoy it, that's all we ask of you. The Southern Vermont Arts Center presents "The Phantom's Leading Ladies," 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6. $45


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