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Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Join us Fri 6/23 at Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA for a fundraiser to benefit Joshua's Jumpers Over the Edge for Special Olympics. You'll learn to paint this colorful summer image of "Hanging Flip Flops" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, light snack and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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PITTSFIELD SUNS VS WACHUSSETT DIRT DAWGS
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Country Western Night: Kick off your boots and stay awhile! With line dancing and pony rides, you are sure to have a rootin-tootin good time! Y’all come out to the park ya hear! Wahconah Park, Pittsfield
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SOLID SOUND FESTIVAL
Spanning three days and four stages, Solid Sound includes music by Wilco and its members’ side projects, as well as many other (soon-to-be-announced) musical performers. It also features a full comedy lineup programmed by festival alum John Hodgman, family fun for all ages, local food, craft beer, camping, naturalist activities. MASS MoCA
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MOVERS + SHAKERS PARTY
Pittsfield, 7 - 11 p.m.
The 2nd annual dance party to celebrate the culmination of Berkshire United Way’s “Day of Caring” will feature heavy hors’ d’oeuvres, a signature cocktail, homemade desserts from The Scoop, pop-up dance performances and more. Hancock Shaker Village, 7-11 p.m.
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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Vermont, 8 p.m.
In partnership with Summer Sonatina, The Bennington Center for the Arts is excited to present a five-week midsummer concert series. Friday, June 23 The Sonicals: This duo piano ensemble features Summer Sonatina faculty members, Joel A. Martin and George Lopez. The program will include selections by Bach, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff and will blend classical and jazz improvisation to create their unique signature sound. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, children 12 and under are admitted for free. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Bennington Center for the Arts: 802-442-7158. www.thebennington.org
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MARC BLACK - A HISTORY OF THE 50S & 60S
Lee, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
A recent inductee into the NY Chapter of the Blues Hall of Fame, Mark Black has created an engaging and humorous program and an opportunity for the audience to relive this colorful time in our history. Well received all across the Country, folks cheerfully sing along from beginning to end! Tickets $10 - $20: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2990328 Spectrum Playhouse 20 Franklin St, Lee MA 01238 413-394-5023
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'LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE'
Pittsfield, 8 p.m.
"Love, Loss and What I Wore" by Nora and Delia Ephron, based on the best-seller by Ilene Beckerman, is the funny and poignant production being presented by Town Players of Pittsfield to end its 96th season. The show runs weekends from June 16 through the June 25 at the Whitney Center for the Arts, at 42 Wendell Ave. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more and $10 for members of Town Players. To reserve tickets, call the Town Players Box Office at 413-443-9279 or visit www.townplayers.org. This play contains adult language.
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RAYMON ELOZUA: HUBRIS #1 ON VIEW
North Adams, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ferrin Contemporary presents their summer show featuring Raymon Elozua, Sergei Isupov, Bouke de Vries, and Kurt Weiser, and Peter Pincus. Hours of operation are Wednesday-Sunday from 11am - 5pm until July 23rd
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COALITION ANNUAL MEETING
Williamstown, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
The 31st annual meeting of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition will take place at the Williams Inn. The Northern Berkshire Hero Award, presented every year at the annual meeting, will honor Paula Consolini and Jim Mahon, for their outstanding dedication and service to North Berkshire, while also empowering others to engage and volunteer in our community. Recipients of this award have made a positive impact on the quality of life in our region. North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright will be the meeting’s keynote speaker. He will reflect on his eight years in office, including the successes and challenges, along with the excitement and momentum of developments and initiatives currently in the works in North Adams. Register online; a $25 donation is requested.
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Lenox, 5:30 p.m.
David Giannini of Becket will present his poetry collection "Faces Somewhere Wild" at The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St. Giannini's work has appeared in national and international literary magazines and anthologies. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2015. Awards include: Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Awards; The Osa and Lee Mays Award For Poetry; an award for prosepoetry from the University of Florida; and a 2009 Finalist Award from the Naugatuck Review.
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Stockbridge, 4-6 p.m.
Schantz Galleries will host an opening reception for an exhibit of works by internationally renowned contemporary glass artists Dante Marioni and Preston Singletary. “Collaboration and Individualism of the Creative Spirit” is now on view daily through July 2. Schantz Galleries is located at 3 Elm St.
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