|Weekend Outlook: Being Green, Music and Maple Syrup|
|By Sabrina Damms, iBerkshires Staff|
11:18AM / Friday, March 17, 2023
Berkshire County is hosting a variety of events this weekend including dance parties, concerts, and more.
St. Patrick's Day Party
Dance to the tunes of the New England multi-genre band Shyne to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
St Patrick's Day Lunch
Berkshire Dream Center, Pittsfield
Wear green and enjoy a St. Patrick's themed lunch at the "Bright Morningstar Kitchen."
From 11:30 to 12:30 they will serve a free three-course meal featuring corned beef, cabbage, coffee and a homemade dessert.
There will be a chance to win a gift card to a local restaurant.
Dottie's Coffee Lounge, Pittsfield
There will be a storytelling competition starting at 7 p.m.
Stories that take 5 minutes or longer to share requires advance registration but admission is free and food and beverages available for purchase.
The stories are scored by volunteer judges from the audience.
Comedy with Kevin Bartini & John Fugelsang
Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, Lenox
Shakespeare & Company and the Berkshire Mountain Comedy Arts Festival host a comedy night.
Headlining the event will be the host of SiriusXM Insight 121's "Tell Me Everything" John Fugelsang.
The master of ceremonies for the night will be comedian, actor, and writer Kevin Bartini. Cost of admission is $38.
Print Room Popup
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
The museum will have works of paper on display from its permanent collection, themed to the afternoon Met Live broadcast of "Lohengrin" that runs from 11 until 1.
Before the Metropolitan Opera's screening, attendees can watch a sampling of scenes from theater interiors, inspired by Lohengrin.
Molly Hatchet Performance
Stationary Factory, Dalton
American rock band Molly Hatchet will be performing starting at 7:30 p.m. The band was popular among the Southern rock and hard rock communities in the late 1970s to mid-80s.
Tickets range from $55 to $70. More information here
Wildlife Winter Tracking
Mount Greylock Visitor Center, Lanesborough
Explore the woodlands, meadows and streams of Mount Greylock State Reservation during a three-hour hike starting at 9 a.m.
This free hike will be led by Mass Appalachian Trail Management Committee member Jim Pelletier.
The mountain is covered in snow, hopefully for the last time until spring, making it a perfect photo opportunity.
The journey is less than 2 miles hiked at a "leisurely pace" but includes some off-trail sections with some rough terrain and likely stream crossings.
St Patrick's Day Party
The Smoothie Spot at Nature's Closet, Williamstown
There will be crafts, coloring, and more at the smoothie shop. March specials including Pot of Gold smoothie, shamrock shake smoothie and shamrock toast will be available for purchase.
Berkshire Grown Winter Farmers Markets
Housy Dome, Great Barrington
The market is open from 10 to 2 and will feature locally grown and produced foods. Meet the farmers and support the local food economy.
Admission is free. The market accepts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Massachusetts Healthy Incentives Program benefits.
39 Commercial St., Adams
Luci Dead Limb, Faucet and Dysnomia perform at the former St. Mark's Church beginning at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10; more information here
My Greylock Visitor Center Scavenger Hunt
Mount Greylock Visitor Center, Lanesborough
Visit Mount Greylock Visitor Center from 10 to 3 for a self guided indoor scavenger hunt.
The scavenger hunt hand-outs are available at the lobby desk.
Great Barrington Arts Market Winter Market
Saint James Place, Great Barrington
This indoor market will feature a display of handcrafted goods from local artisan from 10 to 3.
Spring Equinox Family Walk
Bartholomew's Cobble, Sheffield
Explore Bartholomew's Cobble with mindfulness-in-nature guide, Sandrine Harris from 11 to noon.
The cost of this guided hike ranges from $3 to $15. More information here
Mill Brook Sugarhouse, Lenox
Celebrate the official kickoff of maple season this Saturday and Sunday with tours of the maple sugar house and enjoy samples of Mill Brook Sugarhouse products.
The event also features a gift basket raffle, and a "guess the number" contest. More information here
Berkshire Lyric's Pop Concert
Lenox Town Hall, Lenox
Berkshire Lyric will be celebrating its 60th anniversary season with a "Kick The Winter Blues" pop concert this Saturday and Sunday starting at 3.
The concert features popular and traditional Irish music and special guest performances by the Berkshire Irish dance group Scoil Rince Bréifne Ó Ruairc.
Admission costs $20. More information here
Ski to Spring Weekend
Bousquet Mountain, Pittsfield
This Friday through Sunday, the resort will have a weekend packed with events including skiing, music, and giveaways.
Enjoy the fallen snow by skiing your day away with a $17 purchase of lift tickets. On Saturday, the weekend will have live music from noon to 4.
Saturday will also include Golden Chair Giveaways and a Sham-Rock Treasure Hunt for free 2023-24 lift tickets. On Sunday there will be a terrain Park event.
The Lift Bistro Pub and The Kitchen will also be open for lunch and dinner specials.