Plenty of live music acts, comedy and spoken word performances throughout Berkshire County this weekend
Yes, the rumor is true: There are only two more weekends of summer. So now's the time to get out and about to enjoy the transition between seasons, and being able to go to an outdoor show in short sleeves.
Here's a sampling of what's on tap for your entertainment in the coming days:
• Trivia has resumed on Wednesdays at The Purple Pub on Spring Street in Williamstown, with host Brian Flagg. Save the date for next week, and your team of up to six people. No cover.
• The Rainbow Restaurant, 109 First St., Pittsfield, continues its weekly lineup of events, no cover. The Blue Light Trio returns at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, playing jazz favorites and originals, and acoustic artist Todd McLeod takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. "Flight Night," is a Rainbow Beer Club tasting event and is $14 for non-members. World jazz fusion returns at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday with Gruppo Mondo and special guest.
• School is back in session and so is entertainment at The Log, 78 Spring St., in Williamstown. Trivia Thursdays takes place from 8 to 10 p.m., with five rounds of questions and a guest host each week. The "Live at The Log" concert series launches on Friday at 8 p.m., featuring North Adams-based singer-songwriter Luke Tobin.
• The BOOM Room, 137 North St., Crawford Square, Pittsfield, continues to host live, local music with Sam Rosen at 5:30 p.m., and Starseed at 6:30. Info: facebook.com/boom413
• Balderdash Cellars, 502 East St. (rear of the building), in Pittsfield will host from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., this month's Berkshire Young Professionals networking social. Enjoy a wine tasting, appetizers and meeting new people and old friends. Also check out the venue's new patio with life-size Jenga and corn hole toss games. Bring your business card for a door prize drawing. Info: facebook.com/berkshireyoungprofessionals
• Local funnyman Thomas Attila Lewis will host "The Macchi-HAHAHA-to" Comedy Show from 7 to 9 p.m. at Dottie's Coffee Lounge, 444 North St., Pittsfield. No cover. Featured performers include the Pioneer Valley's Brian Plumb, and local comedians Ryan Shea and Dylan Carlino with other guests. To book a future slot, contact Lewis on Facebook.
• The Misty Blues band returns from 8 to 11 p.m. to the "Live on North" performance series at Hotel on North, 297 North St., Pittsfield. No cover, lots of blues, rock and funk.
• Arts Night Out returns from 7 to 9 p.m., at Citizens' Hall at IS183 Art School of the Berkshires, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge. Instructor Adam Gudeon will lead "Draw Me A (Funny) Face," a drawing workshop inspired by games and prompts using 2D materials. The cost is $35 for non-members, plus a $5 materials fee for this age 21 and up event; BYOB. Info: is183.org/classes/arts-night-out
• Poetry nights return to Northern Berkshire, thanks to host Alex the Poet, and Common Folk, 33 Main St., North Adams. From 6 to 9 p.m., sign up to perform spoken word, or come as you are to experience it. Cover is based on donations; bring your own snacks.
• The Trustees of Reservations will present from 5 to 7 p.m., "Tonics on the Housatonic," with Prairie Whale bartender, Joe Scully, overlooking the river at Bartholomew's Cobble, 105 Weatogue Road, Ashley Falls section of Sheffield. Cost is $20 for non-members ages 21 and up. Info: 413-298-3239, ext. 3016
• The Jill Connoly Trio plays from 8 to 11 p.m. at Castle Street Café, 10 Castle St., Great Barrington. The trio includes Connolly on vocals, Wes Brown on bass and Andy Jaffe on piano.
• Olive Tiger, a group that features fiddle, cello and drums, complex rhythms and female vocals, will play this week's free Levitt AMP North Adams Music Series concert, held at 2 p.m. at Colegrove Park, at the corner of Main and Church streets, North Adams. Bring your own picnics, blankets and lawn chairs, and cash for local food and beverage vendors. Info: levittampnorthadams.com
• Patrick Toole's improvised comedy troupe, The Whitdiots, will host at 7 p.m., an evening of interactive fun, laughter and games, at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. The event is free and open to the public; tip jar tips welcome.
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