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Weekend Outlook: Pub Crawls, Dances, and More
By Sabrina Damms, iBerkshires Staff
03:35PM / Thursday, March 09, 2023
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Berkshire County is hosting a variety of events this weekend including a pub crawl, dances, and more. 


Cabin Fever Pub Crawl
Various Locations, Pittsfield
Downtown Pittsfield Inc. partnered with Berkshire Mountain Distillers for a pub crawl starting at 5 p.m. 
Purchase a $25 "Hunting License" ticket in advance for a tasting of a specific Berkshire Mountain Distillers' product at each pub. Plaid flannel attire required. 
Take a picture at the Cabin Fever Photo Booth when picking up your Hunting License at Otto's Kitchen & Comfort 
Participating Locations include Otto's Kitchen & Comfort, 101 Restaurant & Bar, Patrick's Pub, Thistle and Mirth, Berkshire Palate, and Methuselah Bar & Lounge. 
End the crawl at Methuselah Bar & Lounge for a Cabin Fever Dance Party at 10 with DJ Pup Daddy. 
Full pub crawl schedule here.  


Exhibition Opening Reception
Installation Space, North Adams  
The exhibit "Spectral Strata & Venus Spectra" will open with a reception at 4. The optically driven light, glass, and sound installation was created by Massachusetts College of Art and Design students. 
Check out our last article on the Installation Space here. 
Nice and Easy Trail Hike
Mount Greylock Visitor Center, Lanesborough 
Mount Greylock will be hosting an easy-paced hike this Friday at 1 p.m. weather permitting. 
The 1- to 3-mile guided hikes are geared for seniors, but open to all ages. The hiking time varies from 90 minutes to 2 hours. 
Be prepared for variable, winter weather, wear appropriate clothing and sturdy boots or snowshoes. Traction devices and trekking poles are also advisable. Bring water and a snack.
Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.
For more information, or in case of inclement weather, call the Visitor Center at 413-499-4262 or visit their Facebook


Maple Festival 
Hopkins Memorial Forest, Williamstown 
Learn to tap a tree, and check out a bottling demonstration, some old-time evaporators, and the sugar house from 10 to 1. 
While you are there enjoy some pancakes, sugar-on-snow, and participate in a maple taste-off. 
Rides to the forest are available from the Paresky Center on campus every 15 minutes.
More information here
The Berkshire Mountain Guitar Summit
Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield 
Participate in workshops, demos and a luthiers expo followed by a concert on the Colonial stage starting at 7:30 p.m. 
Tickets cost $25 and feature performances by a handful of the region's most beloved guitar heroes.
More information here
Northern Lights Ball
North Adams Elks 487
Dress up in costumes and ball attire and dance to the mixes by DJ BFG with North Adams Pride.
Doors open at 8 p.m. The dance features performances by drag queens including Vuronika Baked, Mz. October May Lai, Jackie Leggs and Miss Ginger Soulless.
The local Goodwill has set aside a section full of glitter and glam outfits for those on the hunt for a cost-effective outfit.
Check out our article on the event here. More information here.
Shire Beer '90s Dance Party
Shire Beer Co., Dalton
Break in the brewery's new sound system with a 1990s themed dance party starting at 9. 
The restaurant will be open for dining at 4:30 but dinner service will end early. There is a $5 cover and attendees must be over age 21. 
More information here
Apple Tree Pruning Workshop and Cider Tasting
Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield 
Celebrate the beginning of spring up in Hancock Shaker Villages orchard starting at 10 a.m.
The event features cider tastings by Berkshire Cider Project and a demonstration and workshop led by former forest health program director for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Ken Gooch. 
Tickets cost $45 or $40 for Hancock Shaker Village Members. More information here
Women Are Awesome Networking Opportunity 
Hot Plate Brewing Co., Pittsfield 
There will be a casual networking opportunity beginning at 6 p.m. to celebrate Berkshire women who are contributing to the community.
The event will also feature a set by musical duo Melissa Brinton and Elaine More in the brewery's taproom.
More information here
Artist Talk & Book Signing
1327 Mass Moca Way, North Adams
Contemporary realist painter Rod Penner will discuss the process behind some of his most iconic works in the Artist Book Foundation gallery at 11 a.m. 
He will also be signing copies of his monograph during this free event. More information here.
Start with Art: Faces and Feelings
The Clark, Williamstown
There will be free themed painting talks, gallery guides, and art-making activities geared toward preschoolers starting at 10 a.m.
More information here
Comedy Night 
Bright Ideas Brewing, North Adams 
Laugh over a drink at Bright Ideas located on the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts campus. The comedy evening is hosted every second Saturday of the month starting at 8 p.m. 
This event is produced by Iconix Productions in collaboration with Bright Ideas Brewing. Tickets are $10 to $15 and can be purchased here.
Hoosick Falls Celebrates St. Patrick
Hoosick Falls Armory, Church Street
The annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Irish Festival starts at 1 p.m. in downtown Hoosick Falls, N.Y., with the festival to follow with food, drink, dancers, pipers, and bands at the Armory and further events at local downtown establishments. 


Oscar Watch Party
Gramercy, Williamstown
Walk the red carpet, be interviewed, and enjoy a signature cocktail at an Oscar's watch party hosted by Images Cinema and Gramercy Bistro on Water Street. Free and open to the public; suggested donation is $5 to $25. Cash bar and light fare available.
The event begins at 7 p.m. 
Animal Support Project Fantasy Photos 
Benson's Pet Center, Pittsfield
Benson's photo op for pets runs from noon until 3. For a $10 donation, pet parents can bring home a 4-by-6 inch framed keepsake. This month's theme is St. Patrick's Day
More information here
Auxiliary Craft Fair & Flea Market 
Dalton American Legion
There will be a craft fair and flea market featuring a variety of old and new items sold by local vendors starting at 10 a.m. 
More information here
Adams Artist Meet-up
57 Park St., Adams 
Network with fellow artists from 3 to 5. More information here
Family Movie Matinee
Mount Greylock Visitor Center, Lanesbourgh 
There will be a free showing of the nature-related film "Beavers" by Stephen Low starting at 1. 
Learn how beavers play a key role in North American ecosystems by following the story of a family of beavers. More information here
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