4 events not to miss this week, Oct. 6 - 12
Join the parade of zombies in downtown Pittsfield
This year marks the 10th Annual Zombie Pub Crawl. On Saturday, starting at 5 p.m., hundreds of zombies will fill the streets and pubs of Downtown Pittsfield. They may be looking for brains, so beware! This 21-plus event is free; however, you are responsible for any food and drink costs. Bring some extra cash because organizers are raising money for The Berkshire Humane Society. T-Shirts will also be for sale and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated. Creative costumes are encouraged and will be rewarded. Need help with your makeup? There will be a free makeup station (donations are welcome and will go toward the animal shelter). For a complete schedule and pubs, search for the event on Facebook.
Bring the family to the annual harvest festival
Considered one of the Berkshire's most iconic autumn events, the Berkshire Botanical Garden's 85th annual Harvest Festival will be held Columbus Day weekend, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and encompasses the entire 20-acre garden campus. There will be children's activities, pony and hayrides, games, live entertainment, over 100 regional artisan vendors, a farm market, tag and plant sales, and education offerings scheduled throughout the weekend. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Garden's horticulture and education programs. Admission is $7 for adults; children under age 12 are admitted free. Berkshire Botanical Garden is at 5 W. Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge.
'Mamma Mia!' here we go again ...
The Town Players of Pittsfield will present the musical "Mamma Mia!" at the Robert Boland Theatre at Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield. A tale of love, laughter and friendship and ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11-20. Tickets: $18 general admission, $15 student/senior/group, $13 member; 413-443-9279 or www.townplayers.org.
See a legend at a legendary place
American folk and blues singer and songwriter Tom Rush returns to the Guthrie Center for two nights next weekend, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Rush is credited by Rolling Stone magazine with ushering in the era of the singer-songwriter. In addition to performing his own work, he sang songs by Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Murray McLauchlan, David Wiffen and William Hawkins in their early years. Tickets are $50. Visit guthriecenter.org for more information.
TALK TO US
If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.