Things to do in the Berkshires
South County's Ryan Foss will soon be moving to Northampton, so he's playing a final gig tonight at 8 p.m., at the Gyspy Joynt in Great Barrington. Learn more at facebook.com/RyanFossMusic. night out
Also happening from 5 to 8 tonight in Williamstown, is the last "WCMA at Night" of the school year at the Williams College Museum of Art. The theme is "Remix," and DJs Ocifur and Elixer will go head-to-head as they each drop a remix of the same song. Guests can take other remixes of their own, whether it's fashioning shirts, exploring the current exhibitions and snacking on some tasty treats. This event is free and open to the public. For more details, visit wcma.williams.edu.
While you're in Williamstown tonight, you can also stop by Hops & Vines Beer Garden and Brasserie on Water Street between 6 and 8, when executive directors Sandra Thomas and Deb Dane of Images Cinema and WilliNet-TV respectively, will be shaking it up behind the bar. You can tip one back and all your tip dollars will be donated to these local media centers. Watch a fun preview of this showdown here: http://vimeo.com/91542934
Oxen of the Sun, a musical group with members from Williamstown, North Adams and Pittsfield, will perform a spring music concert at Mezze Bistro + Bar beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday in Williamstown. The soul folk group plays all original music with Karl Mullen on guitar and vocals, Matt Lamb on drums, Elizabeth Gray on bass and vocals, Benny Kohn on keyboards, and vocals by Kira Guidon.
If South County is more your style, from 7 to 9:30 on Friday, Railroad Street Youth Project and Music in Common will host their second collaborative open mic that features teen and young adult poets, singers, musicians, comedians and actors from Berkshire County. The event is free and open to the public and will take place at the Railroad Street Youth Project center, 60 Bridge St., Great Barrington. Sign ups to perform start at 7. For more information, email Michelle@musicincommon.org.
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On Saturday at 9 p.m., Pittsfield-based thrash metal rockers Goblet will host an EP release show at Pancho's Mexican Restaurant on North Street in Pittsfield. The first 10 people who show up will get a free EP. Goblet's members include: Jesse Pause, Nick Sacco, Peydon Twing and Nick Saldarini. Learn more at facebook.com/gobletband. Cover is $8 for ages 18 to 20, $5 for age 21 and up.
This Saturday at 10 p.m. at Spice Dragon in Pittsfield, S & L Productions and Rah Dolla present rapper Mr. Cheeks, best known for his work with the South Jamaica/Queens, N.Y.-based hip hop group Lost Boyz. Mr. Cheek's 2001 hit "Lights, Camera, Action!" peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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