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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Feb. 24-March 2
11:38AM / Friday, February 24, 2017
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February 24 - March 2, 2017

The Festival continues until Sunday, Feb. 26 and features music, art, theater, 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.
 
The fireworks may be postponed due to weather.  Please stay tuned to the 10x10 Facebook page and website for weather updates.
 
 
 
 
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE
Following the 10x10 Festival fireworks on the First Street Common, enjoy some verbal fireworks! Poets from Albany, Amherst, Worcester and the Berkshires will compete. Melissa Quirk Cairns hosts and featured poets include Amani Olugbala, Olivia McKee, Elizag, Mariah Barber, Grace Rossman, Natalia Whalen, Ashley Wonder, and A.T. Halaby. Whitney Center for the Arts. 7 p.m.
Plus... 
FRI BYP Back in Time Bash at Berkshire Museum | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI The Lucky Five at Mission | FRI Latin Night at The Whit | FRI Circle of Stone at The A | SAT Comedian Mike Lebovitz at Dottie's | SAT 10 Flavors of Jazz at Flavours | SAT A Night at The Oscars at American Legion | SAT Lady Di & The Dukes at Bousquet | SAT Mardi Gras with Mister Bone at The A | MON Trivia Night with Double Entendre at Thistle & Mirth | MON FlavaEvolution at Mission | TUE Craft on North at Hotel on North | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow
 
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.
Plus...  
ONGOING Teen Book Giveaway at Berkshire Athenaeum FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum FRI Kids' Night Out: Muppets in Space at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church FRI-SAT Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire at Berkshire Museum SAT Kitchen Ka-Boom! at Berkshire Museum SAT Kids' Paint Party at Berkshire Paint & Sip SAT Creative Play with Jacob's Pillow at Berkshire Museum | MON Tiny Tots Storytime at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum | THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum
 
WELLNESS
 
Join Anthony and Britney in a combination duo every Saturday from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Berkshire Yoga, Dance & Fitness for a full-body hatha, vinyasa yoga class for all levels. Drop-ins welcome. Class is $10 cash or check, payable to the instructors. 
Plus... 
FRI Stretching for Cyclists at Berkshire Bike & Board SAT 1-10 Mile Run at Berkshire Running Center TUE Hard "Core" Interval Training at Berkshire Yoga, Dance & Fitness | WED Run to North at Hotel on North
 
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. Until 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.
Plus... 
FRI-SUN The Addams Family at Miss Hall's School
 
GET CREATIVE


The Progressive Palette invites you to gather a group of friends and come to The Tavern at The A to paint "All You Need Is Love." All painting materials and instruction included. cash bar. $25. 6-8 p.m.
Plus... 
FRI Create Your Own Arrow Sign at Funky Phoenix | TUE Craft on North at Hotel on North
 
COMMUNITY

Links for Literacy: The Berkshire Gas Mini Golf Classic is a 10-hole mini golf course that uses all three floors of the library! 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for kids under 12. All funds raised will benefit Literacy Volunteers.
Plus... 
FRI Dance for Social Justice Lecture & Demo at Boys' & Girls' Club SAT 10 Minutes of Fireworks at The First Street Common SUN Dance Ten at Barrington Stage THU Share Your Immigrant Story at Berkshire Athenaeum 
 
LEARN
SAT Benefit Bracelet Workshop at Yummy Treasures
Yummy Treasures Bead Shop will hold a Lava Bead Bracelet Class to benefit Moments House. The cost is only $10, plus materials, and the entire fee of $10 will be donated to Moments House. This bracelet is a great beginner project! A representative from DoTerra Essential Oils will be on hand to discuss how essential oils can be used with lava beads. No registration needed. 2 - 4 p.m.
Plus...  
ONGOING Monday Drum Class at The Lichtenstein ONGOING OLLI Science Conversations at Berkshire Athenaeum SAT Screen Printing Workshop at Shire City Sanctuary MON Sage-ing: Creating a Legacy of Wisdom at Knesset Israel THU The Ethiopian Jewish Community in Israel at Knesset Israel 
 
FILM
Oscar-nominated Shorts: Live Action
at The Little Cinema

For the 12th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-nominated short films. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! Don't miss this year's selection! 
 
Plus... 
ONGOING
See What's New at The Beacon 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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