Things to do in the Berkshires


Thursday artswalk

Due to the holiday, this month's First Fridays Artswalk in Pittsfield will be held from 5 to 8 tonight. There will be art exhibits featuring work by more than 30 regional artists and live music as well. Join Artswalk Chair Mary McGinnis at 5 p.m. for a guided tour beginning at Berkshire Community College's Intermodal Gallery @ BRTA, 1 Columbus Ave. The event is free and open to the public. Get a sneak preview here at

sing it

Rascals Grill in Adams from 9:30 p.m. to 1:15 a.m. this, and every Thursday, hosts karaoke, with all the latest hits. So go ahead, embrace your inner rock star.

live music

The Dream Away Lodge in Becket is offering a star-spangled menu of music through the weekend. Most performances start around 8 p.m. Tonight, catch the Pioneer Valley-born Lexi Weege (; locals Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion ( will be joined by The Winterpills ( and Milton ( on Friday; Bobby Sweet ( swings by Saturday, and Rev Tor ( plays Sunday. All musicians play for tips, so feed the jar.

under 35

Also happening in Becket, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival is offering a red hot Under 35 Friday event. In addition to offering $19 tickets for its dance performances, which are accompanied by a Blue Q swag bag, there will be a festive after-show party with DJ BFG spinning in the Pillow Café, a fire pit and s'mores station. The Pillow Pub will also stay open until 1 a.m. For patrons over 35, regular tickets start at $39. For details, call (413) 243-0745 or visit

reggae vibes

On Saturday night, One Drum, a roots-reggae band from Hartford, Conn., is coming out to The Brick House Pub in Housatonic to share the vibes. The show starts at 9, and there's a $5 cover for this age 21 and up event. Learn more about the band at or

dance party

Also happening in South County on Saturday night is a Fifth of July Dance Party with DJ BFG ( Allium restaurant and bar will host the event, which starts at 10. No cover for this age 21 and up fiesta. The overhead door will be open for a taste of the al fresco life.

outdoor concert

Local rockers Live Wire ( will play a free outdoor summer concert from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday at the Adams Visitors Center. There will be food and beer for purchase.


Berkshire Creative and Berkshire Botanical Garden team up from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday to present SPARK! The free networking event, which includes light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, allows people to mix and mingle in an ambient setting. RSVP at This event will be held rain or shine.


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