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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: March 10-16
11:35AM / Friday, March 10, 2017
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March 10 - March 16, 2017
Shop this month's Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Marketfor fresh, local and seasonal fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meats, eggs, cheese, bread and baked goods, wine, coffee, artisan goods and more from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at The Boys & Girls Club, located at 16 Melville St.

This month's market will feature free chair massages with Susan Rogers of Hands of Light Mobile Massage Therapy & Reiki, balloon creations for the kids from Balloon Ben, free neck and back muscle tension testing with New Life Chiropractic and information and activities with Berkshire Children and Families.
 
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE
Berkshire Theatre Group presents The TEN Tenors at The Colonial Theatre. Celebrated for their vast repertoire, breathtaking arrangements and powerful live performances, The Tenors are one of Australia's most successful touring groups. In their new show, "The Power of TEN," they deliver a high-octane blend of operatic arias and heart-pounding rock anthems. 8 p.m. $25/$40/$75.
Plus... 
FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | SAT Rev Tor Band at Mission | SAT Latin Night at The Whit | SAT Garson&Sullivan at Rainbow | SAT Karaoke Night at Bousquet | SAT Live Wire at The A | SUN Happy Mirthday at Thistle & Mirth | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE Craft on North at Hotel on North | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU Comedian Kyle Ayers at The Colonial
 
FAMILY FRIENDLY
 
The Pittsfield Figure Skating Club will host its annual ice show at The Boys and Girls Club, at 16 Melville Street. The first show is at 1 p.m. and the second show is at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10.
Plus...  
FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum SAT FUNDation at the Funk Box Dance Studio SAT Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum SUN Mom & Me Art Therapy Group at NuArts MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE Sensory Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum
 
WELLNESS
 
Berkshire Running Center presents its fourth and last Frosted Mug 5K race of the series. This one begins and ends at Zucchinis Restaurant. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the race starts at 11 a.m. 
Plus... 
SAT Minds Align Yoga at Berkshire Yoga, Dance & Fitness | TUE Prenatal Toning, Fitness & Yoga at Berkshire Yoga, Dance & Fitness | WED Run to North at Hotel on North
 
GET CREATIVE


Berkshire Paint & Sip will hold a benefit painting party at St. Joe High School for the Crusader Club's closing field trip. Paint "Cliffs of Moher, Ireland." All painting materials, instruction, a light snack and a donation are included in the price. BYOB. $35. 6-8 p.m.
Plus... 
FRI Create Your Own Salvaged Art Shelf at The Funky Phoenix | SAT Berkshire Crafting Club at Yummy Treasures | TUE Craft on North at Hotel on North | WED Wine Glass Painting Party at The A
 
COMMUNITY
The Civitan Club of Pittsfield will host its annual Soup Fest at The Crowne Plaza from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy music, appetizers, a silent auction and raffles, plus soup from many vendors. Tickets are $25 per person and all proceeds go to local soup kitchens and food pantries.
Plus... 
ONGOING OLLI Catalog Photo Contest FRI Friends Book Sale Preview Night at Berkshire Athenaeum SAT Giant Tag Sale at South Congregational Church |
SUN
Sprout Film Festival at Berkshire Community College |
WED-THU
The Hundred Dresses with UBU Theatre at The Boys & Girls Club
 
LEARN
SAT Sewing Workshop at Shire City Sanctuary
Shire City Sanctuary will hold an Introductory Sewing Class from 1-3 p.m. The focus of this month's class will be on mending and repair. Participants are encouraged to bring in items to repair during class! This workshop is great for anyone with an interest in this area, as well as new and prospective members who are learning the equipment. Beginners welcome! Pre-registration is required. $15.
Plus...  
FRI-SAT Docent-led Tours of Tell Me More Exhibit at Berkshire Museum SAT Non-violent Action Training at St. Stephen's Church SAT Learner's Lab: Quilting at Berkshire Athenaeum MON Drum Class at The Lichtenstein TUE Jazz & Tap Dance Class at Berkshire Music School WED 3D: Let's Print at Berkshire Athenaeum
 
FILM
Mifune: The Last Samurai
at The Little Cinema

This feature-length documentary about the life and films of legendary actor Toshiro Mifune, weaves together film clips, archival stills, and interviews with such luminaries as Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. Narrated by Keanu Reeves.

 
Plus... 
ONGOING
See What's New at The Beacon Cinema |
SUN
Sprout Film Festival at Berkshire Community College |
TUE
Cinema of Law: Judgement at Nuremberg, Part Two at Berkshire Athenaeum
 
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.
 

 

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