Best Bets: Things to do in the Berkshires and Shires of Vermont, Sept. 29 - Oct. 5

Dog parade

Put your pup in a costume

Finally, an excuse to dress your dog in a funny outfit (not that you really needed one!) Join the 6th Annual Dog Parade on Saturday, at Veteran's Memorial Park in North Adams, Mass. Tails will be wagging from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.


Jazz inspired by Avery exhibit

What would Milton Avery have heard on his radio during those summers he spent painting in Vermont?

Come to the Bennington Museum at 2 p.m. on Sunday, for the free Music in the Museum program to find out.


Bring your flashlight

Explore Berkshire Museum's 'Something Scary' exhibit with just a flashlight in a fun after-hours scavenger hunt from 6-7 p.m. on Saturday. Stay for a screening of 'The Goonies' at 7 p.m. The flashlight hunt is $5. $10 for movie, too.


Work inspired by Sol Lewitt

If you enjoy the work of Sol Lewitt, currently on exhibit at Mass MoCA, you'll want to stop by the Eclipse Mill Gallery in North Adams, Mass., to see 'Sew'l leWitt: Quilts Inspired by Sol Lewitt.' Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m., weekends.


Celebrate fall with beer, brats

Raise a mug of Berkshire Brewing Company beer at the fourth annual Monterey Community Center Octoberfest from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Live music, pumpkin rolling and good food can be expected at 468 Main Road, Monterey, Mass.


Calling lovers of Sondheim

Catch the last night of "A Sondheim Trilogy: Master of the Contemporary Musical Theater" with Ron Ramsay and Samantha Talora at the Whitney Center for the Arts in Pittsfield, Mass. Show starts at 7:30 p.m., Saturday. $20


Horse's Mouth to play in Vt.

The Vermont Arts Exchange and Bennington College's Program Activity Council will host Horse's Mouth on Saturday, at the Masonic Lodge in Bennington, Vt. The DuPont Brothers will kick off this 8 p.m. show. $12


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