Best Bets | Fun in the Berkshires and Vermont Shires, Aug. 18 - 24


Enjoy drinks with a view

End your week with a relaxing evening of Tapas on the Terrace at The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass. From 4 to 7 p.m., every Friday, sip wine and visit with friends over small plates next to the Clark's reflecting pool.


Thayer exhibit closes Sunday

If you haven't seen Williams College Museum of Art's exhibit "Not Theories But Revelations," you've still got a few days to enjoy Abbott Handerson Thayer's work on display. The exhibit, showcasing the naturalist's work, ends Aug. 21.


Go Greek this weekend

Spanakopita, Dolmades and Souvlaki — Opa! Be Greek for the day — or at least, eat like one — and make a trip to the annual Greek Fest on Saturday and Sunday at 73 Bradford St., Pittsfield, Mass. Enjoy food, music and dancing.

Rescue fest

Support your rescue squad

The Bennington Rescue Squad is hosting a Rescue Fest from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, on McKinley Street in Bennington, Vt. Stop by for food, music and family games. It's free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Sun and fun

Earth-friendly festival

Enjoy local food and learn to compost at the second annual Sun and Fun Festival at the Second Congregational Church in Bennington, Vt. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be kid activities, raffles, live music and a mural project.

Roller derby

Full-contact fans needed

Join the roller derby bleacher creatures and root for the Southshire Battle Cats against the Monadnock Mad Knockers on Saturday. The whistle blows at 6 p.m. at Riley Rink, Manchester, Vt. Stay for the after party.

Free music

Get amped in North Adams

Groove on over to the renovated Colegrove Park in North Adams, Mass., on Sunday to hear the rock trio Wild Adriatic. The band blends blues and soul for a raw, irresistible sound. Bring chairs and a picnic for this 2 p.m. free concert.


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