What to do in the Berkshires


take in the view

The Trustees of Reservations’ historic Naumkeag property will host tonight from 5 to 7, the Berkshire Young Professionals’ monthly networking event at its "Naumkeag at Night" event. Attendees can enjoy live music and panoramic views while touring the space and mingling. There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Be sure to bring your business cards to enter into the door prize drawing. This event is open to anyone and is free for BYP membership cardholders, or $5 without the card. trivia

Also happening tonight and every Thursday night at 8:30 is Trivia Night at The Pitcher’s Mound, 218 Ashland St., in North Adams.


The Brick House Pub in Housatonic will, from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, host a fundraiser to benefit a local cancer patient.

There will be a silent auction of items donated from businesses in Great Barrington, as well as a 50/50 raffle. The jazz/funk/rock group Strange Changes will play from 9:30 to 11:30.

Those wishing to learn more or to make a contribution can call Asa at (413) 429-7119.

live music

On Friday night, just over the Richmond line, Berkshire musician Cameron Collins will from 7 to 10, play live acoustic music at the Backwater Grille in Canaan, N.Y., just off of Route 295.

sing it

Need to get your song on? Every Friday night starting at 9, the State Street Tavern, located at 167 State St., in North Adams will host karaoke. Single and group singers welcome.

house concerts

The Vermont Arts Exchange in North Bennington, Vt., has two shows happening this weekend, presented by the popular Billsville House Concerts group.

On Friday, Parsonfield (formerly Poor Old Shine) plays with Gold Town. PHOX plays with Upstate Rubdown on Saturday.

For both shows, doors open at 5:30 p.m., and performances start at 8. Tickets are $15 in advance, $12 for students. Libations by Thyme Tables Catering and eats by the Phantom Food Truck will be available. Learn more at http:/billsvillehouseconcerts.com.

Got talent?

Denise Roller, the creator and director of "Clean Up Your Act: A Talent and Variety Show," is looking for talent of all kinds, including but not limited to: dancers, singers, actors, mimes, musicians, magicians, storytellers, and stand-up comics. Also needed is an energetic, charismatic master of ceremonies who is able to improvise if needed. The show will be held on Sept. 12 and 13.

The auditions will be held on Monday and Tuesday night, from 6 to 8, at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., in Pittsfield. For more information, please contact the director at (413) 447-8352.

lawn blues

From 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, on the South Lawn of the Clark Art Institute, local gospel/blues/rock band Misty Blues will play as part of the museum’s free summer concert series.


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