5 things to do if you're on a budget this week


Get out and laugh

Comedian Rojo Perez headlines Berkshire Theatre Group's $5 Comedy Garage event tonight at 7:30 p.m., at the Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. Rojo is known for his work on TBS' "Conan," MTV's "Decoded" and Comedy Central's "Funny 'Cause It's True." Tickets are $5. BERKSHIRETHEATREGROUP.ORG


Don't miss this concert

The Berkshire Symphony and guest Yevgeny Kutik will present Honneger's "Pastorale d'Ete," Piston's "Serenata" and Gershwin's "American in Paris," Friday at 8 p.m. in Chapin Hall, 62 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown. Head down early and catch a talk with conductor Ronald Feldman at 7:15 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown. MUSIC.WILLIAMS.EDU


Exhibition opening and reception

Ellen Lynch Photography celebrates the opening of a new exhibition "Touched By Light" with a reception, Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m., 34A Main St., Chatham, N.Y. ELLENLYNCH.COM


Get ready for the ski season

Grab some ski buddies and head to Notchview for their pre-season kick off. There will be chili and old ski movies in the lodge, bring your own drinks. Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., 83 Old Route 9, Windsor. THETRUSTEES.ORG


Attend the annual tree lighting ceremony

Bring the whole family to Monument Square in North Adams for the annual tree lighting ceremony, and stick around after and catch sight of Santa as he rides down Main Street on a fire engine, accompanied by the Drury High School Band, Wednesday at 6 p.m. NORTHADAMS-MA.GOV


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