5 things to do if you're on a budget this week
Go to an opening
Head to North Adams for DownStreet Art tonight and catch the opening reception of Betty Vera's "Urban Textures" at MCLA Gallery 51, 5 to 8 p.m., "Shades of Greatness," at 66 Main St. and more, as well as music by Cole Blouin and Slow Pony, followed by Movies Under the Stars in Colegrove Park. DOWNSTREETART.ORG
Chalet opens for the season
The Chalet opens at MASS MoCA tonight with a performance by Dj Elixer, Iamsam, + fudz. The music starts at 8 and is free. Bring cash for the bar, which opens at 5:30 p.m. 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams. Check out the summer's free music lineup at the Chalet at MASSMOCA.ORG.
Stroll the galleries
Enjoy free admission to the Clark Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays cultural initiative. Check out the summer exhibitions "Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900," and "The Art of Iron," join a gallery talk, or take a walk on the trails. 225 South St., Williamstown. CLARKART.EDU
Bring the family
Take advantage at Free Fun Friday at The Mount, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be special activities and hourly talks in the Forecourt all day. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. EDITHWHARTON.ORG
Don't miss the lineup
The Pittsfield Fourth of July parade, "Moments That Made America," steps off Wednesday at 10 a.m. on South Street at West and East Housatonic streets. Bring the kids and enjoy this annual tradition. PITTSFIELDPARADE.COM
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