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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: March 3-9
10:29AM / Friday, March 03, 2017
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March 3 - March 9, 2017
Enjoy a dozen different art shows featuring work by over 20 accomplished regional artists in Pittsfield's bustling Upstreet Cultural District during theFirst Friday Artswalk and all month long! In most venues, artists will be present from 5-8 p.m. A free guided tour begins at 5 p.m. at 
the Intermodal Center @ BRTA, 1 Columbus Ave.

The Berkshire Art Association Fellowship Show is at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts.  
 
The 10x10 Chairity Auction at Dottie's will conclude with a closing reception from 5-8 p.m.

The BOOM Room will be open from 5-8 p.m. and will feature live jazz from The Banulis, Miller & DeAngleo Trio.
 
After their opening reception for I Am Woman, The Whitney will host an Artswalk after-party featuring an open mic poetry reading.
 
 
 
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE
The 2nd Annual "Care for Cancer" Betty Jean Bennett Fundraiser, which will benefit Moments House, will be held at Itam Lodge beginning at 1 p.m. From 1-7 p.m., enjoy live bluegrass music, and from 7-10 p.m. dance to live country music. Bands include Zinc & Company, Zolla Boys, Country Line, Cedar Ridge and more. Enter the raffle! Food and drink available for purchase. 
Plus... 
FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI The Duffys at J. Allen's | FRI Nothing Girl at The A | SAT Latin Night at The Whit | SAT Mary Ann Palermo & First Take at Rainbow | SAT Shyne at The A | MON Trivia Night at Hotel on North | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE Craft on North at Hotel on North | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow
 
FAMILY FRIENDLY
 
The Berkshire Reading Council will host a birthday party for Dr. Seuss at the Berkshire Athenaeum from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Enjoy green eggs and ham, and a visit from the Cat in the Hat. The first 100 children will get a free book! 
Plus...  
FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum FRI Family Fun Night at Salvation Army SAT WeeMuse: Art Lab at Berkshire Museum | MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE Technology Tuesday at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum WED WeeMuse: Parent/Child STEM at Berkshire Museum WED David Grover & Grover's Gang Purim Concert at Knesset Israel THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum
 
WELLNESS
 
Join Joy Ruben for this new class every Friday morning from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. at Berkshire Yoga, Dance & Fitness.  This class combines stretching and strengthening yoga poses, while keeping a focus on ease and relaxation. Drop-ins welcome. $10 per class. 
Plus... 
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 Dancing at Lughnasa with the BCC Players at the Boland Theatre
 
GET CREATIVE


Berkshire Paint & Sip will hold a benefit painting party for the Angela Taylor Scholarship Fund at Berkshire Hills Country Club. All painting materials, instruction, snacks and a donation are included in the price. Raffle. Cash bar. $35. 6-8 p.m.
Plus... 
TUE Craft on North at Hotel on North
 
COMMUNITY
Flavours of Malaysia will host an International Women's Day fundraiser for the Elizabeth Freeman Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy nibbles, dim sum and fun raffles, along with a cash bar. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Flavours, Bagels Too or online.
Plus... 
ONGOING OLLI Catalog Photo Contest FRI Community Dinner at Shire City Sanctuary SAT Cardboard Carnival at Bousquet  | SAT Care for Cancer Fundraiser at Itam Lodge SAT "All in the Timing" Auditions at Berkshire Theatre Group | SAT Pizza Playoff at St. Charles Church Hall from 4:30-6:30 p.m. | SUN Domingo Brunch with Darrow School Jazz Ensemble at Dottie's
 
LEARN
SAT Cooking Class at Shire City Sanctuary
Shire City Sanctuary will hold its March cooking class with Mariana Bergtold,a chef who studied at the Cordon Bleu and who used to run the Dancing Vegan restaurant in Pittsfield. Learn to make Pot Pie Tempeh. Everyone will leave with two pot pies to take home! 3-5:30 p.m. $15 for adults, $8 for children under 16.
Plus...  
ONGOING OLLI Science Conversations at Berkshire Athenaeum SUN Reiki Training at Moments House MON Drum Class at The Lichtenstein TUE Jazz & Tap Dance Class at Berkshire Music School WED 3D Printing, Wow! at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Fall in Love with 3D Printing at Berkshire Athenaeum
 
FILM
Of Mind and Music
at The Little Cinema

A renowned neuroscientist (Joaquim de Almeida) tries to find the long-lost son (Marcus Lyle Brown) of a talented singer (Aunjanue Ellis) who has Alzheimer's disease. Set in New Orleans and based on the novel by Nicolas Bazan.

 
Plus... 
ONGOING
See What's New at The Beacon Cinema |
TUE
Cinema of Law: Judgment at Nuremberg at Berkshire Athenaeum | 
THU
Okin Khan Documentary Screenings and Q&A at Berkshire Museum
 
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  
 
The Berkshire Art Association (BAA) College Fellowship Show features the work of Berkshire County residents enrolled as art majors at any college in the country, as well as non-residents currently majoring in art at a Berkshire County college. Prizes will be awarded to students whose work is selected. The mission of the BAA is to connect artists and the community in order to inspire creativity and increase access to the visual arts. An opening reception will be held during Artswalk on Friday, March 3 from 5-8 p.m.
 
 
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