hit the slopes

All young professionals living and/or working in Berkshire County are invited to hit the slopes with fellow Berkshire Young Professionals at tonight's networking social at Bousquet Ski Area, located at 101 Dan Fox Drive in Pittsfield.

Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards for networking and to enter into the door prize drawing.

In addition to enjoying good company and complimentary hors d'oeuvres in the Tamarack Lounge from 5 to 7 p.m., BYP-cardholders can take advantage of $10 lifts, $10 tubing and $10 rentals between 3 and 9:30 p.m.

This event is free for BYP membership cardholders and $5 for non-members. To register visit berkshirechamber.com, call (413) 499-4000 or email byp@berkshirechamber.com. winter jam

Also happening tonight at 8 is Rev Tor's third annual "Dead of Winter Jam & Food Drive: A Celebration of The Music Of The Grateful Dead," which will be held at The Garage at the Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield.

General admission tickets to this all-ages show are $12 per person. The group Strangers Helping Strangers will also be collecting non-perishable items. Performances will be led by the Rev Tor Band & Friends, featuring guest performances by Pete Adams, Gina Coleman, Tyler Fairbank, Billy Keane, Garrett Lechowski, Chris Merenda, Beth Rose, Katherine Winston, Mike Wood, Ward Woolverton and more.


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For more information, visit berkshiretheatregroup.org.

live tunes

The Drury Performing Arts Center, Drury Performing Arts Management program and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are partnering to present the musical duo Ryanhood at 7 p.m. Friday, in the DPAC auditorium at Drury High School in North Adams.

Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for Drury and MCLA students.

According to their website, Ryanhood hails from Tucson, Ariz., and launched their group as street performers at Boston's Quincy Market.

movie night

Grease is the word! Get your leather jackets and poodle skirts ready for two special sing-along screenings of the classic 1978 film musical, "Grease" at the North Adams Movieplex, 80 Main St., North Adams.

Patrons are welcome to come in costume to sing and dance along to showings on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a costume contest and Grease trivia contest before each showing. Standard ticket prices apply: $9 for adults, $7.50 for students and seniors and $6.50 for children.

good deed

On Saturday, from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., seven local bands will come together to play a benefit for the Phoenix Inferno Memorial Trust Fund at Back Nine Bar & Grill, 303 Crane Ave. in Pittsfield.

Theresa Burke, aka Phoenix Inferno, of Dalton was a member of the Berkshire Band-Itz roller derby team who passed away in November, leaving a young daughter, Madison, now in custody of her father, Ben Errichetto. The Phoenix Inferno Memorial Trust Fund has been established to set up a trust fund for Madison.

Saturday's event is all ages and will include food, a cash bar, auction and raffle items and live performances by: The Arthur Holmes Blues Band, BlackWater, Livewire, QLC, Whiskey City, Who Are You and WYKYD.

Tickets are $10 per person; free for children under age 12. Tickets can be purchased from any band member or reserved through Jennifer Toomey Barnes at (518) 300-0831 or jbarnes94@gmail.com.