Things to do in the Berkshires this weekend


network and bowl

Tonight, put on your best kingpin attire and head to the newly renovated Greylock Bowl & Golf in North Adams for Berkshire Young Professionals' monthly mixer.

From 5 to 8 p.m., network and chow down, while taking advantage of the 30-lane bowling center, golf simulator and Mingos Sports Bar & Grill. Learn more at

Be sure to bring your business cards to enter the door prize drawing. Admission is free for BYP cardholders and $5 general admission. Visit for details.

party with undead

Berkshire County's Zombie Action Committee is creeping back to its roots by hosting a pub crawl Friday in downtown Pittsfield. Don your best undead look and head to designated downtown bars and restaurants to enjoy food, drink, fiendish friendships and shocking bystanders. The schedule is as follows:

Walkers meet at Y Bar between 7 and 7:30 p.m., for last-minute costume fixes and mingling. Then crawl with the herd down North Street to Baba Louie's on Depot Street. Around 8:15, shamble across the street to Flavours of Malaysia on McKay Street. Then shuffle on to J. Allen's Clubhouse Grille on North Street at 9. Around 9:30, the horde moves over to Thistle & Mirth on West Street. After that, the crowd swarms Spice Dragon on North Street around 10, before heading back to Y Bar around 11. Zombies and their designated drivers are then welcome to wander over to Chameleons nightclub for a night cap. All times are tentative. For more information email and get inspired at

fall festivities

In a festive fall mood? Here are a some other ideas of things to do this Columbus Day weekend:

Saturday: Octoberfest will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on the grounds of the Monterey Community Center, corner of Route 23 and New Marlborough Road. Sample beer from Big Elm Brewing, bratwurst, weisswurst, desserts and cider from cash-only vendors. There will also be live music.

From 1 to 4 p.m., Spirited on Pittsfield Road in Lenox will host its annual Oktoberfest Tent Event with 12 tables-worth of fall beers, ciders and meads to sample. SoMA Catering will be on hand selling food.

Also happening from 4 to 10 p.m., The Meat Market, 389 Stockbridge Road, in Great Barrington is hosting a 10th anniversary party for Fire Roasted Catering. From 4 to 6:45, guests can enjoy appetizers, drinks and a family-style meal under a tent. After dinner, guests will be entertained by a lineup of local musicians. Details and tickets at

Sunday and Monday: Bascom Lodge atop Mount Greylock winds down its 75th anniversary season with Columbus Day weekend events. At 5:30 p.m. Sunday, C. Ryder Cooley and the Dust Bowl Faeries will perform. On Monday, the lodge will be open for the 46th Mount Greylock Ramble. The first 2,000 hikers will receive certificates of accomplishment from the town of Adams upon reaching the summit and registering at Bascom Lodge. For more information, see


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