Things to do in the Berkshires
PechaKucha Pittsfield Night No. 10, "The Collection Edition," will take place at 7 tonight at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield.
In keeping with the theme of the current exhibition, "Berkshire Collects," each presenter will offer 20 slides, automatically progressing every 20 seconds, for a lightning-quick look at a wide range of topics of the things they collect. Refreshments will be available. Cost is $5 general admission, free for museum members.
Prior to next month’s stop at Northampton’s Iron Horse, contemporary folk group Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem will perform 7 p.m. Friday in the Drury Performing Arts Center at Drury High School in North Adams. Joining them will be Amherst-based duo June & the Bee, and members of the Drury school chorus.
Tickets are $5 in advance; $10 general admission or $5 for Drury students at the door. To purchase tickets online, visit brownpapertickets.com/event/574976.
Camp Bisco may be taking a year off in 2014, but fans of electronic rock and trancefusion music can get their fix beginning 8:30 p.m. Friday as Triumph: A Tribute to the Disco Biscuits performs at Pittsfield’s Underground Pub, with DJ Matthematics (aka Pete Matthews) mixing in between two Triumph sets. Cover is $5 for this 21 and up event.
Triumph is composed of members from Pittsfield’s B.A. Dario and Resident Frequency, including Brad Greene on drums, Bryce Hughes on guitar, John Kelly on bass and Aaron Nackoul on keys.
Also happening between 3 p.m. and midnight on Saturday, Bousquet Ski Area in Pittsfield will host an all-ages Austrian-style Spring Fest. Enjoy family friendly activities, live music and dancing; bratwurst, spaghetti bolognaise, warm strudel and Austrian/Bavarian libations served biergarten style. A bonfire will be lit at dusk. There’s no cover charge, but patrons are asked to bring a non-perishable food item (or many) to be donated to local food pantries.
The fourth annual Project Native Film Festival kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday, with a special screening of "Revolution," an award-winning documentary film by Rob Stewart, director of "Sharkwater." This event is free, with support from the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation, but donations are welcomed.
A panel discussion will follow the film. On Sunday, Project Native will, beginning at 10 a.m., host a full day of environmental films at the Triplex Cinema in Great Barrington. The lineup and show times are: "Flight of the Butterflies in 3D" at 10 a.m. (family friendly); "Salmon Confidential" at 10:10 a.m.; "Carpe Diem: A Fishy Tale" at 11:45 a.m.; "Have You Seen Arana?" at 1 p.m.; "GMO OMG" at 3 p.m.; "Backyard" and "Tar" (consecutively screened shorts) at 5:05 p.m.; "Gold Fever" at 6:25 p.m. and "Bringing it Home" at 8 p.m.
For more information visit projectnative.org/Film_Festival.html, or call (413) 274-3433.
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