out of the pit
From 8 to 10 tonight, at Six Depot Roastery & Cafe in West Stockbridge, Bonnie Bewick Brown, violinist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will be playing with her brother, singer and songsmith Ken Bewick in their Celtic, bluegrass, jazz band, Frame. They will be joined by BSO bass player extraordinaire, Larry Wolfe. Learn more at facebook.com/SixDepot.
on the fringe
The Berkshire Fringe festival is on, now through Aug. 18, at its new home, Shire City Sanctuary at 40 Melville St., in Pittsfield. There are more than 30 shows to see, along with pick-your-price nights and free concerts. See the schedule, performance descriptions, previews and more at berkshirefringe.org.
The high-energy band ROCKETT returns to Casey’s Billiards this Friday night, playing your rock favorites all night long. Cover is $5, and there’s free play on the pool tables.
Also happening is DJ Jerrid Coty’s final Do It Right Friday night of the summer, happening from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Rumpy’s Tavern in Lenox. There’s no cover for this age 21 and up event, featuring a mix of deep/progressive/electro/tech/breaks and some surprises.
At Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant in Pittsfield from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, DJ Boss Steady (Rebel Beat Sound System) and DJ Andy Poncherello will help you move your mule to the best ska, reggae, soul and whatever else comes out of their sound machines to shake the floors.
This weekend is the annual "Weekend OUT" at Jacob’s Pillow dance festival in Becket. The venue will welcome and highlight LGBTQ individuals, couples and families throughout the weekend, with performances, exhibits and special events happening Friday through Sunday. It’s sponsored by The Gay & Lesbian Review, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Get the details at jacobspillow.org.
Canterbury Farm Nordic Center and B & B will host from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, "Music in the Garden," to benefit local food pantries.
The lineup includes: The Country Jamboree, a national-touring country music revue; Bobby Sweet and the BSweet Band and special guests Lady Di and the Full Court. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate, which opens at noon.
There will be food, beer and wine available for purchase. The show will go on, rain or shine, at 1986 Fred Snow Road in Becket. For more information, visit canterbury-farms.com or call (413) 623-0100.