Looking for something to do on Friday night? By the Way Berkshires has a weekly By the Way newsletter with a roundup of events this week, and new stories and places we are discovering. It comes out by the end of the day on Wednesdays, so readers see it in their inboxes on Thursday mornings.

This is a rich place, even in deep winter. I’ve lived here 20 years, and I find new places and people every day. Doors are open when you know where to look. You can sit on a blanket, sharing blueberries and talking with a friend while you’re waiting for a new play to begin. You can dance to live bluegrass and African blues.

On this website you’ll find stories and an events calendar, and searchable lists of restaurants and caf├ęs, theaters and performance spaces, art museums, hiking trails and more.

The newsletter distills some of the ones that stand out to me.

Acclaimed folk musician Tracy Grammer will perform at Spencertown Academy.
Photo by Ben Barnhardt

By the Way Newsletter

Each week, I will send out a short gathering of events and adventures. If you’d like to be involved, you can sign up below. I will only ask for an email address, and I will never give it away or use it for anything other than what you have asked for.