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Bounti-Fare Restaurant in Adams will present at 8:30 on Saturday "The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour," featuring comedians Aaron David Ward, Mike Speirs and Joe Pontillo, to benefit the Louison House Family Life Support Center, which serves the homeless in northern Berkshire County.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets can be reserved by call (413) 743-7957. hit the trails
The Florida Mountaineers will sponsor its fourth annual All Hot Mama Ride and fundraiser to benefit PopCares Inc., a local non-profit organization established in memory of Bill "Pop" St. Pierre to help local cancer patients (popcares.org).
The event, which takes place at Hilltop, 788 West Main St. (Route 116) in Plainfield, starts in the day and goes into the night. Snow or no snow, there will be raffles, food and music.
If there is a snowmobile ride, it will leave promptly at 11 a.m.; registration begins at 10. The cost is $10 and includes a pasta buffet lunch. There will be a snowmobile raffle with the Savoy Kanary Kats at 6 p.m. The band WYKYD will play at 9 p.m.
Bousquet Ski Area will host a Retro Party with DJ BFG Saturday night, starting at 8.
Partygoers are encouraged to dress up like a 1980s celebrity or in ‘80s-style ski gear. So get that hair spray, break out those animal print and neon colors and come have a great night of dancing. Plus, there will be a best dressed competition, air guitar competition and other fun events throughout the night.
Tickets are $10, available at the door, for this age 21 and up event. For more information, call (413) 442-8316.
The Little Cinema at Berkshire Museum will screen the Cannes Film Festival selection "The Selfish Giant" Friday through Monday, at 7 p.m., and also at 1:30 p.m. Monday.
Directed by Clio Barnard, "The Selfish Giant" is a contemporary fable about 13-year-old Arbor (Conner Chapman) and his best friend Swifty (Shaun Thomas). Excluded from school and outsiders in their own neighborhood, the two boys meet Kitten (Sean Gilder), a local scrap dealer.
Wandering their town with just a horse and a cart, they begin collecting scrap metal for him. Swifty has a natural gift with horses while Arbor emulates Kitten -- keen to impress him and make some money. However, Kitten favors Swifty, leaving Arbor feeling hurt and even more excluded, driving a wedge between the boys. As Arbor becomes increasingly greedy and exploitative, tensions build, leading to a tragic event that transforms them all.
Admission is $7.50 or $5 for members.
View the trailer here: youtube.com/watch?v=qPLRZrMflG4
Hops and Vines Beer Garden & Brasserie on Water Street in Williamstown welcomes The Leatherbound Books on Saturday. Performing at 9 p.m., the Burlington, Vt.-based group forges "a uniquely inspired, poppy blend of danceable folk music, which radiates both a sense of universality, and artistic amplitude." There is a $5 cover.