Grab your dancing shoes for a weekend full of live music

Happy almost Earth Day and weekend, people!

In addition to community clean-ups and digging gardens, you can dig a local band, theatrical performance or art show among the myriad activities planned for the weekend. Here's our weekly sample of what's in store.


- Berkshire Theatre Group is hosting two special events this weekend:

Romance, Soul & Rock `N Roll and Berkshire Olde Tyme Review present at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, "The Night of The Comet: A Totally Magical Evening" at The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. Tickets are $20 general admission, with all proceeds to benefit Berkshire Theatre Group's BTG PLAYS! year-round education program.

Then, down at the Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., in Stockbridge, David Ives' "All In the Timing" will be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. This production is comprised of four experimental one-act plays: "Sure Thing," "Words, Words, Words," "The Philadelphia," and "Variations on the Death of Trotsky." Mt. Everett Regional High School student, Charles Kerzner, is directing this show and has cast students from Taconic High School, Bard College at Simon's Rock, and Darrow School in the performances. Tickets are $10 general admission, and will also benefit BTG PLAYS!

Info and tickets: or 413-997-4444

- The Dream Away Lodge, 1342 County Road, Becket, is open for the weekends, with bands already booked. On Friday, catch The Mammals, featuring Mike and Ruthy, and The Brother Brothers. Saturday brings The Podunk Throwbacks to the Music Room. Then Justin Hillman and David Nagler round out the weekend on Sunday night. restaurant and bar open at 5 p.m., music starts around 8. Cash tips for musicians are appreciated.


- A "420 Jam" with the Rev Tor Band and Rebel Alliance will be held from 7:30-11 p.m. at The Tavern at The A, 303 Crane Ave., Pittsfield. Tickets are $10 general admission for this age 21-and-up show.


- Gruppo Mundo plays The Barn at The Egremont Village Inn, 17 Main St., South Egremont, from 8-11 p.m. Info:

- The Stationery Factory, 63 Flansburg Ave., Dalton, will host from 5-7 p.m., an opening reception for The Berkshire Environmental Action Team's "Wild Berkshires Art Show." Art will be offered by silent auction to benefit B.E.A.T., and there will be plenty of time to mingle with the artists and three live owls traveling from the Adirondacks. Featured artists include: Karen Andrews, Myla Blum, John Clarke, Betsy Cook, Robin Crofut-Brittingham, Mary Ellen Devanny, David Eddy, Kim Engel, Donna Estabrooks, Michael Fabrizio, Diane Firtell, Paula Gottlieb, John Houseman, Karen Karlberg, Sandra Leonard, Larry Newey, Jennifer Pazienza, Gabrielle Senza, Karen Skelton, Bonnie Spencer, Steve Sears, Scott Taylor and Rosemary Wessel. This event is free and open to all. Info:

- Nejaime's Wine Cellars will host from 6-8 p.m., "Exceptional Wines to Benefit Exceptional Women," at the Tina Packer Playhouse at Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. Tickets are $35 and proceeds will support residential and day services at Riverbrook in Stockbridge, which helps women with intellectual disabilities. The event will include tastings from more than 40 varieties of wine, cider and craft beers, as well as light hors d'oeuvres, an art show and raffles. Tickets:, or at Nejaime's Wine Cellars, 60 Main St., Lenox or 3 Elm St., Stockbridge.

- DJ BFG and Fuel are teaming up to present a dance party to benefit the work of the Western Massachusetts YWCA in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. There's a $5 cover for this age 21 and older event at Fuel, 293 Main St., Great Barrington.


- Sohn Fine Art Gallery, 69 Church St., Suite 2, in Lenox will present an artists reception from 4-6:30 p.m., for its sixth annual Juried Exhibition featuring photography, and for the first time, sculpture. The 18 finalists whose works will be showcased include: Michael Ansell, Lynne Anstett, Scott Barrow, Michael Bufis, Fabian Birke, William Casper, Susan Copich, Marco Garabello, Michael Goodman, Janet Holmes, Bruce Hooke, Michael Joseph, Alan Model, George Nobechi, Susanne Roewer, Daniel Sinclair, Brad Story and Andrea Zinn. The winning artists will be announced during this event, and 20 percent of all sales from the exhibition will be donated to the Norman Rockwell Museum.

The sculptures and photographs were curated and judged by the museum's Director and CEO Laurie Norton Moffat, Deputy Director and Chief Curator Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, and Curator of Exhibitions Jesse Kowalski.

The show remains on view through May 14, during which guests can vote an artist to receive the "People's Choice Award." Info:

- Sounds and Tones Records presents from 6-9 p.m., melodic duo Hawthorn and local singer-songwriter Izzy Heltai, at Design Lab, 49 Main St., North Adams. Luke Tobin will open. Tickets are $5 cash at the door.

- Truly Independent Wrestling returns to Pilgrim Memorial Church and Parish House, 249 Wahconah St., Pittsfield, and the quest for championship glory is on. Contenders and demonstration wrestlers include: Tyrek, Benjamin Blackwell, Angel Kross, High Voltage Omar Pietri, Jimmy Limits, "The Savage" Damon Ravage, Zack Clayton, Elite Terrell, "Mr. Must See" Tyler Vincent, GM LaPorte, Kennedi Copeland and other guests, subject to change. General admission seating is $10 for adults, $5 for youths ages 6-12, free for kids under 5. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bell time is at 6:30. Tickets and info: 413-281-6075

- Mary Ann Palermo and 1st Take will take a seat in the window at Mission Bar + Tapas, 438 North St., Pittsfield, from 8-11 p.m.


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