The 413: What to Do


cabin fever

The North Adams Public Library will present a free Cabin Fever Concert tonight at 6:30, at 74 Church St., North Adams.

Delta blues musician Robin O’Herin and rhythm tap dancer, Stefanie Weber, will explore the unique intersection of tap and blues. Learn about the historical connections, experience the back beat and gather new skills for dancing to this seminal music. Or just sit back and enjoy the ride.

For more information, call (413) 662-3133. eat out

This Friday night you can heat up and dine out for a cause.

The Civitan Club of Pittsfield will hold its eighth annual "Soup Fest" from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield.

The event will include soup tastings (vegetarian options included) from more than 20 local restaurants and culinary programs along with music by DJ Larry Kratka, appetizers, desserts, cash bar, raffles and more.

Tickets can be purchased from Civitan member Ray Boudreau at (413) 445-5754 or at the door. The cost is $25 per person. Reservations may be made for tables of 10. Proceeds will help provide direct donations to soup kitchens and food pantries across the county.

For those who cannot attend, donations will be accepted and may be made payable to The Civitan Club of Pittsfield, P.O. Box 42, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

For more information, visit the club on Facebook or call Janet R. Smargie at (413) 329-3324.

live music

Also happening Friday night, Ryan Foss will bring his original tunes back to The Brick House Pub in Housatonic, with a few special guests. The show begins at 9.

And if North County is more of your thing this Friday, you might head to the Pitcher’s Mound Pub, 218 Ashland St., in North Adams for a night of "great original music, unique covers and booty-shaking rhythms" by the three-piece electronic fusion band, SOLARiS.

Based in Upstate New York, it will be the group’s only Massachusetts stop on its winter/spring tour. Learn more about the band here:

The show is 21-plus and free.


Missing the great music from the Billsville House Concerts in Williamstown? Well, this weekend, you can hear some of your favorites all in one place during Billstock Four, at The Sanctuary (Williamstown Community Preschool), 777 Main St.

Friday’s lineup includes: Gentleman Art Thieves, Oxen of The Sun, The Grizzlies, Skylab and Jane Hudson.

Saturday night’s program includes: The Mommyheads, Good Good, Jennifer Crowell, Jeff Daniel Project, Joe Sparta and the Sneak Attack, and The Devil in Delta.

Each night of entertainment begins at 7 p.m. and goes until 2 a.m.

Ticket prices are $10 for a two-night pass or $7 each night; $5 for students.

There will be a cash bar and food provided by Hops and Vines Beer Garden & Brasserie. For more details, visit


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