go pink

Join the "Party to Prevent Breast Cancer," happening this Friday evening, 5:30 to 7:30, at Big Elm Brewing, 65 Silver St., Sheffield. Admission is free.

There will be beer tasting with Big Elm, jewelry by Silpada, PartyLite candle sales, other vendors, raffles, food and more. A percentage of all sales will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (nationalbreastcancer.org), in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For details, look up "Party to Prevent Breast Cancer" on Facebook. free music

Seamus McMullan will perform a free show tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Marketplace Café on North Street in Pittsfield.

McMullan is a young singer-songwriter and finger-style guitar player from northeastern Connecticut. He has been performing regionally for the past seven years. For more information, call (413) 358-4777. Preview his music at www.facebook.com/seamus.made.music.

 

have a laugh

Mill City Productions' staging of Mary Chase's 1944 comedy "Harvey," co-directed by Jackie DeGiorgis and Tara Johnson, continues this weekend in Building 4N at Heritage State Park in North Adams.

In the play, Elwood P. Dowd introduces his imaginary friend, Harvey, a 6-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party.

Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at millcityproductions.org or at the door.

 

celebrate downtown

The Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market will celebrate the end of a successful first season Saturday with a pig roast party. Regular farmers market hours will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The party will be held from noon to 3 p.m., all in the First Street parking lot, across from the First Street Common.

The pig roast menu will include a spit-roasted pig, hamburgers and hot dogs, steamed clams, corn on the cob, flatbreads from Baba Louie's Woodfired Organic Sourdough Pizza and more. A beer and wine garden will be open. Live music will be provided by Sam ‘n Andi, Eamonn Barry, Nico Wohl and Billy Keane.

Advance tickets are available for $20 at Relish, 117 Fenn St.; Dottie's Coffee Lounge, 444 North St. or online at: farmersmarketpittsfield.org. Tickets are $25 at the door, $5 for kids ages 12 and under. Proceeds provide support for the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market.

 

improvise

Royal Berkshire Improv Troupe is launching a Sunday 2 p.m. matinee series, at The Garage at The Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street in Pittsfield. Shows will be held Oct. 27 and Nov. 24.

The improv comedy troupe reminds most of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Tickets are $10 general admission. Learn more at BerkshireTheatreGroup.com or (413) 997-4444.