The fun begins when the sun goes down


Sammy D and the Late Risers will play some swingin' jazz at tonight's edition of Naumkeag at Night. Located at the Gilded Age estate of Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Rd., Stockbridge, the event will run from 5-8 p.m. Sip on some cocktails, take in the beautiful gardens, and enjoy another pleasant summer night. $10 for non-members and $5 for members. Call (413) 298-3239 x3016 for more information.

Get your game on! It's Game Night at 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 St., Dalton, from 6-10 p.m. With over 250 games available and a featured game of the night, you have the option to play an old favorite or try something new. It costs $5 for a month of Game Night's which take place every Thursday from 6-10 p.m.

Looking for a relaxing social setting to enjoy some cocktails and good company? Then come spend an evening on the patio of the Williams College Museum of Art, 15 Lawrence Hall Dr., Williamstown. From 6-8 p.m., there will be snacks, wine, beer, music and games!

Pianist and singer-songwriter Mark Kelso will be on hand at Gateways Inn and Restaurant, 51 Walker St., Pittsfield, from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Why not spend a night on a comfortable couch in the lounge with some late-night fare and music? The show will include two 15-minute breaks. There is a $15 minimum charge for food and beverage. Call (413) 637-2532 for more information.

Come to the Party in the Park from 6-8 p.m. at Noel Field, 310 State St., North Adams, for some free live music outdoors! With ample seating and food vendors, you can sit back and enjoy the show. High-energy country rock band, Whiskey City will be performing.


With the summer collegiate baseball season winding to a close, you don't have many more chances to catch a game under the lights. In the penultimate home game of the summer season, the Pittsfield Suns take on the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs at Wahconah Park, 105 Wahconah St., Pittsfield. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the ballpark.

Bosquet, 101 Dan Fox Dr., Pittsfield, has you covered in terms of fun on Friday night. Enjoy a pasta dinner from 6-9 p.m. where the cost is only $10 for adults, and $5 for kids. Then at 9 p.m., Rev Tor and Friends present Dead of Summer, a celebration of the music of The Grateful Dead. Tickets for the show are $15 and can be purchased in advance at Concert-goers must be 21 or older. Call (413) 442-8316 for more details.

Check out a dozen different art shows featuring work by over twenty accomplished regional artists in Pittsfield's bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First Fridays Artswalk. A free guided tour will begin at 5 p.m. at the Intermodal Center at BRTA, 1 Columbus Ave., Pittsfield. Most artists will be present from 5-8 p.m.


Head over to Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort for live music on the deck of Christiansen's Tavern from Michael Haynes. Located at 37 Corey Rd., Hancock, the afternoon show will go from 3-5 p.m.

In the mood for some comedy? Several top notch New York-based comedians are performing at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, as part of the 3rd annual Berkshire Comedy Festival. Presented by Long Island Comedy, the one-night show begins at 8 p.m. and will run for 90-minutes with no intermission. Tickets are $35-40 and can be purchased online or by calling the box office at (413) 528-0100.

Want to do something outside under the moon and stars? Join guide Holly Brouker and a group of others on an interactive Full Moon hike at 8:15 p.m. The hike starts at 8:15 p.m. at the Hilltop Orchards, 508 Canaan Rd., Richmond. A bonfire, wine-tasting, and entertainment will be provided at the end of the 60-90 minute trek. Only adults aged 21 can register and the cost is $14 per person. Preregistration is required and can be completed at



- Spend an afternoon enjoying some live music at the Clark, 225 South St., Williamstown. Francesca Shanks, a two-person band consisting of synthesizers, baritone ukulele, and voice, performs a free concert from 12:30-2:30 p.m. The show will take place outside on Stone Hill next to Thomas Schutte's installation, "Crystal."

If you haven't attended a Pittsfield Suns game yet this summer, this could be your final chance! The Suns take on the Worcester Bravehearts at 7 p.m. in the final home game of the summer at Wahconah Park, 105 Wahconah St., Pittsfield. There will be post-game fireworks! Tickets can be purchased online or at the ballpark.


Don't miss the 3rd Shire City Session of the summer, a free outdoor concert in the evening at The Common, 100 First St., Pittsfield. Francesca Shanks kicks off the live music at 6 p.m. Vundabar, a three-piece band from Boston, will play on Monday night. Wandering Star Craft Brewery will provide beer for the duration of the event. Admission is free.


Bring out your artistic side for Crafts on North, a night of cocktails, crafts, and fun at the Hotel on North, 2987 North St., Pittsfield. Bring your own project or start a new one. The two-hour event begins at 6:30 p.m. Call (413) 358-4741 for more information.


Enjoy quality company and a beautiful summer night in the middle of the week at a Midsummer's Night BBQ at Wheatleigh, 11 Hawthorne Rd., Lenox. Along with a family style BBQ, there will be wine, a featured cocktail, and live jazz. The dinner begins at 5 p.m. Call (413) 637-0610 with a credit card to reserve your tickets.

Popular local band, Wild Card plays from 6-8 p.m. at the Live on the Lake Summer Series. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the concert at beautiful Burbank Park on Onota Lake in Pittsfield.

The Free Music Series continues at Windsor Lake in North Adams at 6:30 p.m. JP Murphy will be on hand to play traditional Celtic tunes. Located at the corner of Kemp and Bradley Streets, Windsor Lake is the perfect place to spend an evening. Concessions are available for purchase but visitors can bring their own food. Parking is free during these concerts, and swimming, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing are allowed at the lake.


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