What to do in the Berkshires


The Williamstown Theatre Festival has a whole lot happening this week. In addition to "June Moon" continuing on the Main Stage, Samuel D. Hunter's "A Great Wilderness" opens tonight at 7:30 on the Nikos Stage. Then at 10:30, catch the first of the Late Night Cabaret Series shows in Goodrich Hall on the Williams College campus. The stars shine at night with both established and emerging WTF personalities, singing, dancing, and surprising you in an intimate setting, with musical direction by Kris Kukul.

On Friday, the "Fridays@3" series kicks off with a staged reading of Mike Bartlett's "An Intervention" at 3 p.m. on Nikos Stage. It's directed by Lila Neugebauer.

For show descriptions and cast list, visit wtfestival.org. Tickets for all Williamstown Theatre Festival productions can be purchased online, by phone at (413) 597-3400, or in person at the ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance Box Office at 1000 Main St. (Route 2), Williamstown. Postponed from June, Berkshire Young Professionals will host its social networking event at Ramblewild Forest Adventures tonight from 5 to 7, at 110 Brodie Mountain Road in Lanesborough. Ramblewild is an aerial adventure park composed of a canopy network of aerial obstacles, zip lines and future tree forts. During these hours, park amenities will be open to BYP guests at no cost.

All those planning to use the course should dress appropriately -- closed toe shoes/sneakers/hiking boots. Light refreshments and soft drinks will be provided. Equus Therapeutic Inc., an equine-assisted therapy program, will be in attendance to discuss their role in the community and volunteer opportunities. Bring business cards for networking and to enter into the door prize drawings.

Admission is free for BYP membership cardholders and $5 for nonmembers. To register visit berkshirechamber.com, call (413) 499-4000, or email byp@berkshirechamber.com.

Jack Waldheim & The Criminal Hearts will play at 8 tonight at The Dream Away Lodge in Becket. No cover, but cash tips are encouraged.

The Laugh Lounge at Spice Dragon presents at 8 on Saturday comedians Ahmed Bharoocha, Ryan O'Flanagan, Jack Robichaud from Comedy Central's "Dead Kevin" series. This sketch comedy group is based in Los Angeles. Pittsfield's Thomas Attila Lewis, creator of the Laugh Lounge and the Happy Fun Time Comedy Show at Rumpy's Tavern in Lenox will host this age 18 and up event. Doors open at 7, and dinner reservations are accepted. Tickets are $15 general admission, and can be purchased at deadkevin.brownpapertickets.com.

Also happening at 8 on Saturday is a "Full Moon Hike & Bonfire" event at Hilltop Orchards and Furnace Brook Winery in Richmond. Holly Brouker will guide the group on an interactive hike of approximately 1 to 11 2 hours. A bonfire, wine tasting and live entertainment will follow at this age 21 and older event.

Participants should plan to arrive 15 minutes early, and should wear layers and appropriate footwear. A small light and water are recommended. The cost is $10 per person.

For more information or to make a reservation, call (800) 833-6274 or visit hilltoporchards.com.


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