The 413: Things to do in the Berkshires, April 7


Well, the season's back to freezing but we're no spring chicken when it comes to dealing with weather of all sorts in the Berkshires. So don't let a little spring snow and cold stop you from checking out all the happenings in the area. Here's just a sample of what's going on this weekend:


• Yorick, the signature Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts theater group devoted to everything Shakespeare, will stage Ken Ludwig's "Shakespeare in Hollywood," at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Directed by Mallory Schettine, the performances will be held at the Church Street Center at MCLA in North Adams. Admission is free, but seating is limited, so reserve your tickets by emailing

• Kusika dance ensemble and the Zambezi Marimba Band will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the '62 Center for Theatre & Dance at Williams College, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. Tickets are $3 for general admission seating. Info: 413-597-2425 or


• Sounds & Tones Records will present headliner Justin Hillman, and other performers from 7 to 9 p.m., at The Parlor CafĂ©, 303 Ashland St., in North Adams. No cover. Additional performers will include: Folk singer-songwriter Izzy Heltai, ukulele folk maven Francesca Shanks, and The Mighty Atom, aka North Adams twins Harry and Hugo Seven, doing their own brand of rock. Info: 413-346–4279.

• The Thursday night music series continues at The Down County Social Club, located beneath The Stagecoach Tavern at Race Brook Lodge, 864 South Undermountain Road (Route 41), in Sheffield. Tonight at 8, catch The Living Roots Trio, featuring Seamus Maynard, Sauerkraut Seth Travis, and Meaghan Witri. There's a suggested $10 donation for the band. Info: or 413-229-2916.


• Tusk, the "Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute," will perform at 7:30 p.m., in the Robert Boland Theater at Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., in Pittsfield. They will be joined on stage for some songs by Pittsfield High School band students. The benefit concert is designed to raise funds to support the PHS music program, and the school band's semi-annual trip to perform in and tour Montreal, which will take place this April 29 to May 2.

Tickets for the show range from $25 to $45, and are available at (search "Tusk"); at Wood Bros. Music Store in the Allendale Shopping Center, or by calling 800-316-8559.

• The dynamic acoustic duo of Duffy and Erin will play from 8 to 11 p.m. at J. Allen's Clubhouse Grille in Pittsfield. No cover.


• The Spurs U.S.A., from 8 to 11 p.m., will be bringing its brand of traditional country music from the '40s through the '70s to the Crowne Plaza in Pittsfield. Tickets are $5 at the door.

• It will be a show like no other, when theatrical entrepreneur Taylor Mac takes the stage, from 4 to 10 p.m., at the Hunter Center at Mass MoCA in North Adams. Tickets range from $10 to $24, and will include half-price gallery admission. The galleries will be open until 7, with show audience members encouraged to come and go to see Mac as you please, as he presents work-in-progress from his vibrant and glitter-filled installation, "24-Decade History of Popular Music." Watch a clip of Mac in action here: Info: or 413-662-2111.

• The Pitcher's Mound Pub, through its "PMP Presents" series, will rock out from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., with Joe Mansman & The Midnight Revival Band, out of New York's Capital Region. The venue's located at 218 Ashland St. in North Adams. There's no cover for this age 21 and up event. Info: 413-663-8390 or


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