4 events not to miss, Aug. 18-24

Longing for cotton candy, fried dough and fun rides? The 151st Annual Cummington Fair will be held Thursday through Sunday at the fairgrounds, 97 Fairgrounds Road, Cummington. Thursday: Gates open at 4 p.m.

It’s truck night with a ride special £15 for a wristband on all rides until 9:30 p.m. Friday: Gates open at 4 p.m. Children’s night and cruise night.

Reduced rates on Gillette rides. Saturday: Gates open 7 a.m. Military Appreciation Day, active military and veterans free admission with proper ID.

Sunday — Gates open 7 a.m. Senior Citizens Day: £15 wristbands. Advance discounted tickets available until Aug.

22 at cummingtonfair.com. Full schedule and more information at cummingtonfair.com. Get the excited about going back to school

Come join The Berkshire Dream Center and wrap up the summer as a community. The center’s Back-to-School Event will be held Saturday at the center, 475 Tyler St. Pittsfield.

The doors open at 12:45 p.m. There will be music, a short presentation to encourage children for the school year, ice cream provided by Krispy Cones, giveaways, face painting, crafts, back-to-school clothes, snacks and more! Backpacks for children PreK-12th grade will be given away.

Children must be present to receive a backpack. At 1 p.m., the presentation will begin with the backpack giveaway immediately following. Tickets will be given to the first 200 children to ensure their spot for a backpack when they enter.

A night of interesting music you won’t want to miss Mass MoCA favorite Roomful of Teeth returns to the campus for a Friday night concert. Kicking off at 8 p.m., the performance will highlight the group’s ability to re imagine what the human voice can do.

Roomful of Teeth will present new works commissioned as part of the American Composers Forum’s “ACF Connect” program, alongside a retrospective of Teeth’s first 10 years. Tickets start at £18. massmoca.org See legendary dance company Urban Bush Women perform

In this choreographic riff, Urban Bush Women will return to Jacob’s Pillow next weekend, drawing inspiration from the musical life and spiritual journey of legendary composer and saxophonist John Coltrane. Performances will be held on the Becket Campus Wednesday through Sunday. Celebrating their 35th anniversary, the revolutionary Urban Bush Women seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance. jacobspillow.org.


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