4 events not to miss this week, Sept. 8-14

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Get your funk on

Don't miss your chance to see Jen Durkin and The Business at The Garage (in the Colonial Theatre Lobby) at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. Durkin has been selling out clubs and making the rounds at music festivals with her original band Deep Banana Blackout. Now, she'll bring her funk, packed with tradition and new inspiration, to Pittsfield. Tickets are $10 advance, $15 day of show. berkshiretheatregroup.org

Calling all rock enthusiasts!

Join the Northern Berkshire Mineral Club for the 56th Annual Gem Show. This is a two-day, family-friendly event held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15 at the American Legion, 91 American Legion Drive, North Adams. There will be crystal, mineral and fossil vendors of all kinds. The weekend will include local minerals, wire-wrapped jewelry, handmade crafts, geode cracking, local rockhounds and fossil experts, kids' activities, raffles and prizes, and refreshments. nbmclub.webs.com/

Local musicians to take the stage

Come out and enjoy a showcase of local musicians and bands to raise money and awareness about suicide prevention. The Carpe Diem: Art & Music Festival, hosted by Common Folk, will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Adams Agricultural Fairgrounds, 371 Old Columbia St., Adams. Proceeds will benefit Arts in Recovery (AIRY), an arts and skills-based peer support program for youth ages 13 and older who struggle with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Performers include Hill Haints, Forever Autumn, Immune Friction, Pavlov's Dogs, Quincy, Nick Stanley, Heavy Gaze, Grace Ida Marks, Leap the Dips, Che Guevara T-Shirt, Spero and Forks of Buffalo. Tickets: artful.ly/common-folk-artist-collective.

All aboard for a great date night!

Enjoy the golden glow of a midsummer's evening while sipping on your favorite cocktail and listening to soothing sounds of the musical duo Sam and Ron while Hoosac Valley Train Ride takes you down the rails of memory lane on a one-hour round trip departing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 and 28, from Adams Station, 3 Hoosac St., Adams. These trains are a great way to unwind or have a perfect date night with that special someone. BYOB and snacks are welcome. Price: $25 per ticket (adults only); berkshiretrains.org.


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