Things to do in the Berkshires


go downstreet

DownStreet Art is back from 6 to 9 tonight in downtown North Adams.

This free, public festival of art exhibits and live performance will include the unveiling of a new mural by artist Corwin Levi, gallery opening receptions throughout downtown North Adams, live performances by Mark Alexander and His Mortal Beasts, Alex Torres and the Latin Jazz Sextet, Kimono Dragons and more.

For more information, call (413) 664-8718 or visit sip and bid

The Pittsfield Family YMCA will from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, host "Savor the Moment: A Wine and Beer Tasting & Auction," at the Berkshire Hills Country Club poolside in Pittsfield, to benefit the Y’s annual campaign to provide financial assistance for its youth and adult programs. This is an age 21 and up event, so please bring ID.

Explore selections of wine and beer with support from George’s Liquor Store, along with light appetizers, while strolling through the auction.

Tickets cost $25, and can be purchased in advance at the YMCA, located at 292 North St., or at the event. Berkshire Hills Country Club is located at 500 Benedict Road in Pittsfield.

For more information, or to donate an auction item, please contact Michelle at (413) 499-7650, ext. 37 or

outdoor concert

The Seeds of Harmony Concert Series continues at 6:30 p.m. Saturday with the gypsy-swing folk sounds of Bridgeport, Conn.-based band Caravan of Thieves ( Tickets are $20 for this all-ages show, which takes place at the farm.

All seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Guests should bring their own lawn chair. Farm-fresh food and beverages from the store will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will go toward benefiting Healing Homes, a program of Berkshire Children and Families ( that provides intensive foster care. To buy tickets and for more information, visit

motown legends

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington will present at 7 p.m. Sunday, The Four Tops, featuring an all-star local horn section to back the Motown legends.

The revamped lineup includes: Duke Fakir, the quartet’s sole surviving member, Theo Peoples (formerly of the Temptations), Lawrence Payton, Jr. (son of founding member Lawrence Payton), and Ronnie McNair (a Motown acquaintance).

Tickets are $35 to $95. A limited number of $15 tickets are available for patrons ages 30 and younger through the Mahaiwe ArtSmart Tix program. The Mahaiwe is located at 14 Castle St. For tickets, visit or call (413) 528-0100.

trivia night

On Monday, join Public Eat + Drink’s long-running weekly trivia night at 8:30 p.m. Public is located at 34 Holden St. in North Adams. It’s free, and the winning team wins a $25 gift certificate to the restaurant. For more details, visit


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