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Weekend Outlook: Cider Pressing, Concerts, and More

By Sabrina DammsiBerkshires Staff
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Berkshire County and the surrounding areas will be hosting a variety of events this cold weekend before Thanksgiving, including plays, concerts, and more. That includes lots of craft fairs and bazaars; see the full list here.
 
 
'Performance of Exit, Pursued by a Bear'
Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield
 
Berkshire Community College stages a performance of "Exit, Pursued by a Bear" by Lauren Gunderson this weekend. 
 
Through the direction of Joseph Sicotte, the audience will watch as Nan attempts to teach her abusive husband Kyle a lesson with the help of her friend Simon and Sweetheart, a stripper. 
 
Nan forces Kyle to watch as they re-enact scenes from their painful past to free them both in this dark revenge comedy.
 
Be aware there will be a realistic gunshot sound going off during the show. 
 
Tickets range from $10 to $15. Tickets will be available at the door or can be purchased online here
 
Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2. 
 
 
Festive Holiday Market
Greylock Works, North Adams
 
Festive holiday market returns for its fifth year on Saturday from 10 to 3 in the Weave Shed, 508 State Road, North Adams. Up to 100 vendors and artisans. More information here.
 
An adults-only preview on Friday, Nov. 18, from 5 to 8 for $25; tickets limited. More information here
 
 
Fabulous and Queer Variety Show 
Flat Burger Society, Pittsfield 
 
There will be a performance by the Fabulous and Queer Variety Show this Friday at 8 p.m. at Flat Burger Society on McKay Street. 
 
Tickets to the performance are $5. More information here
 
 
Weekly Friday Night Jazz 
Methuselah Bar and Lounge, Pittsfield
 
The Methuselah hosts Berkshires Jazz on Friday from 7 to 10 p.m.
 
The event is part of its weekly series that runs until the end of 2022. More information here
 
 
Cider Pressing Day
Apple Barn and Country Bake Shop, Bennington Vt. 
 
The Apple Barn will be allowing visitors to learn the cider pressing process this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
 
During this free event, visitors can help grind and press some local apples into fresh cider. Fresh cider will also be available for purchase. 
 
More information here
 
'Coming Home' Concert Featuring Randall Thompson's Frostiana
Zion Lutheran Church, Pittsfield 
 
The 60 voices of the Berkshire Concert Choir will be performing in Zion Lutheran Church's common room this Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 
 
The concert will also present music and poetry of New England performed by Randall Thompson accompanied by Amy Renak. 
 
For more information: theberkshireconcerthoir@gmail.com or 413-442-6120. Song lineup and additional information here
 
 
Dinner and Music at the Freight Yard Pub 
Freight Yard Pub, North Adams
 
Lanesborough-based acoustic performers Jason and Trev will be performing from 7 to 9 p.m. 
 
More information here
 
 
Picnic in the Park/Diner after Dark
Wahconah Regional High School, Dalton 

The Oldies But Goodies Rock 'N' Roll Show performs a fundraiser this Friday and Saturday at Wahconah Regional High School.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7. Tickets available in Pittsfield at Wood Bros. Music in the Allendale Shopping Center, Miller Supply on West Street and Alliance Appliance on Fenn Street.
 
There will be a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, and refreshments. Admissions cost $20. All proceeds will benefit the Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade. 
 
More information here
 
 
The Veterans of Foreign Wars 996 Dance Party 
VFW, 573 Mohawk Trail, North Adams
 
Dance party this Saturday from 9 to midnight with DJ 2BigMan. No cover.
 
More information here
 
 
Mendel Stained Glass Studio 
1 East Hoosac St., Adams
 
Artist Lisa Mendel is hosting a fundraising mosaic art class this Sunday from 11 to 3 p.m.
 
Cost is $25, which includes all the supplies, and the proceeds will be donated to Second Chance Stables and Draft Rescue Inc. 
 
Registration is required. More information here
 
 
Berkshire Grown North Adams Farmers Market
Greylock Works, North Adams 
 
North Adams Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, Nov. 20, at Greylock Works, located at 508 State Road, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. 
 
This market accepts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Massachusetts Healthy Incentives Program benefits. They also provide a 100 percent match to the SNAP balance for up to $25.
 
More information here
 
Berkshire Grown Great Barrington Farmers Market
Housy Dome, Housatonic
 
The Great Barrington Farmers Market will be open this Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. 
This market also accepts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Massachusetts Healthy Incentives Program benefits. They also provide a 100 percent match to the SNAP balance for up to $25
 
More information here
 
Bennington Farmers Market
Park McCullough Carriage Barn, North Bennington VT
 
The Bennington Farmers Market will be open this Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
 
More information here

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nbCC's Forum to Focus on Self-Care Practices

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — This month the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (nbCC) invites the public to participate in a morning focused on self-care. 
 
Attendees will learn about various tips and practices they can incorporate into their lives to ensure they are taking better care of themselves.
 
This month's forum will offer demonstrations, samples, take-home items, and information for better physical, nutritional, emotional and mental health. No registration required and masks are optional. 
 
The forum will be on Friday, Dec. 9, at 10:00 a.m. to noon, at the First Congregational Church, located at 906 Main Street in Williamstown. 
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