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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Feb. 17-23
10:46AM / Friday, February 17, 2017
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February 17 - February 23, 2017

The Festival takes place February 16-26, 2017 and features music, art, theatre, dance, comedy, film, and more. There is something for the entire family, from Barrington Stage's 10x10 New Play Festival to 10 Days of Play at the Berkshire Museum to a fireworks extravaganza at the Pittsfield Common to a Dance Ten performance showcasing ten Berkshire dance companies.
 
 
 
 
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE
The On The Stage Series gives audiences the chance to see their favorite performers up close and personal, with artists and audience together on the stage.
Hailed as "contemporary and timeless" by The New York Times, Jeffrey Foucault is an American songwriter who has been everything from a solo country-blues troubadour, to frontman for a six-piece rock 'n roll band. The Colonial Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $25. 
Plus... 
FRI Eavesdrop at Hotel on North | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Misty Blues at Mission | FRI Latin Night at The A | FRI David Grover & Linda Worster at South Congregational Church | SAT Long Journey at Mission | SUN Valentine's Dinner & Comedy Show at Crossroads | MON Whitdiots Improv at The Whit | TUE Brewmaster Jack Tap Takeover at Thistle & Mirth | TUE Craft on North at Hotel on North | TUE The Mastheads Night at Methuselah | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU PechaKucha Night at Berkshire Museum
 
FAMILY FRIENDLY
Ten Days of Play is expanding throughout the entire Museum due to popular demand! The Crane Room will be transformed into a child-directed play zone. New experiences include an early childhood center in LAB 102, dramatic forest play in Berkshire Backyard, and a Tinker Lab in the Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation. Included with regular Museum admission. 
 
Help kick off 10 Days of Play at the FREE community play night this Friday, Feb. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Plus...  
ONGOING Teen Book Giveaway at Berkshire Athenaeum FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum MON+ Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire at Berkshire Museum TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum TUE The Zoo Show at Berkshire Museum | TUE-THU Happimess Craft Academy at The Colonial | WED Kids' Cooking Class at Hotel on North WED WeeMuse: Parent/Child STEM at Berkshire Museum | WED Finding Dory Screening at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Instrument Petting Zoo at Berkshire Museum | THU Teen's Paint Party at Berkshire Paint & Sip
 
WELLNESS
 
Berkshire Yoga, Dance & Fitness presents a 2-hour Candlelight Partner Thai Yoga Bodywork workshop with Johanna Wise and Brian Begley. This class is suitable for singles and couples. Bring a friend or we will provide a partner. 8-10 p.m.
Plus... 
SAT Kickoff Winter Event at Berkshire Running Center SAT  1-10 Mile Run at Berkshire Running Center SUN 30/30/30 Workout at Berkshire Running Center | MON Share Our Wisdom: Options for Aging at Knesset Israel | WED Run to North at Hotel on North | WED De-Stress Yoga at Berkshire Yoga, Dance & Fitness
 
PERFORMANCE
As part of the 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, Barrington Stage Company again presents its 10x10 New Play Festival at the St. Germaine stage, located at 36 Linden St. From Feb. 16 - March 5, enjoy ten 10-minute comedies and dramas starring six professional actors. Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., as well as matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m.
 
GET CREATIVE

Berkshire Paint & Sip invites you to gather a group of friends and come to Cim's Tavern, at 429 Fenn Street, to paint "Snowy Cardinal." All painting materials and instruction included. cash bar. $30. 6-8 p.m.
Plus... 
FRI Spirited Canvas Paint Party at Moments House | THU Create Your Own Salvaged Art Shelf at Funky Phoenix | TUE Craft on North at Hotel on North TUE Culture, Identity & Art at Berkshire Athenaeum
 
COMMUNITY
The Berkshire Art Association presents its popular annual event. Artists from the Berkshires and beyond have contributed 10×10 inch original work to be auctioned off for $25 each. The Preview Party begins at 6 p.m. and the auction starts at 7 p.m. To guarantee a piece of art, purchase an ARTtix at the Berkshire Museum before the event. Tickets are on sale now until the event (or until they sell out).
Plus... 
FRI 10 Days of Play Free Community Night at Berkshire Museum FRI 10x10 Chair-ity Auction & Reception at Dottie's SAT+ Presidents' Week Sale at The Outlet at Pine Cone Hill SUN Celebration of Life Fundraiser at The A | MON WordXWord's 10 New Voices at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE Celebration of Culture with Abigail Ifatola Jefferson at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE Culture, Identity & Art at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE The Mastheads Night at Methuselah THU Share Your Immigrant Story at Berkshire Athenaeum 
 
LEARN
THU Free Community Theater Workshop at BCC
 
The Williamstown Theatre Festival and OLLI: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community Collegepresent a free community theater workshop. No experience required, and all are invited. For more information and to RSVP, please contact OLLI. 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Plus...  
ONGOING Monday Drum Class at The Lichtenstein ONGOING OLLI Science Conversations at Berkshire Athenaeum MON Permaculture Movie Night at Shire City Sanctuary THU FDR & the MS ST. Louis at Knesset Israel 
 
FILM
Best of Shorts at the 10x10 Festival
at The Beacon Cinema

 

The Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) 
presents a fantastic array of some of the best shorts from its annual festival. FREE.  
 
Plus... 
ONGOING
See What's New at The Beacon Cinema FRI-MON Oscar-nominated Animated Shorts at Berkshire Museum's Little Cinema
 
INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARKING METER PLAN
Five things to remember about the new downtown parking system:
 
1. Always enter your license plate number - even for the FREE first 30 minutes.
 
2. On-street parking is $1 per hour; lot parking is 50 cents per hour. There are also nearly 400 free parking spaces on the city's side streets.
 
3. You can pay by coin, credit card, or by downloading the Passport parking app.
 
4. You do not need to display the parking receipt on your dashboard.
 
5. Parking is FREE on evenings and weekends!
What's Showing at The Licht
Pittsfield's city-owned community arts center, the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, features nine working artist studios, a ceramics studio, a community room and an art gallery with changing exhibitions, classes, performances + more! 

28 Renne Ave. | Hours Wed-Sat 11am-4pm  
 
10 Spot: Photography will feature 10 artists displaying 10 photographs as part of the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival.

Artists include Bob Avakian, Zachary Burns, Ken Dreyfack, Susan Evans Grove, Roberto Falck, Ralph Mercer, Rebecca Moseman, Astrid Reischwitz, Carl Rubino and Denise Tarantino.

This is a collaborative exhibition with the Sohn Fine Art Gallery in Lenox.
 

 

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