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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Feb. 9-15
10:01PM / Thursday, February 08, 2018
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The 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival takes place Thursday, Feb. 15 - Sunday, Feb. 25 and features music, art, theater, dance, film and more. There is something for the entire family, from Barrington Stage's 10x10 New Play Festival and opera at The Whitney, to 10 Days of Play at the Berkshire Museum and a fireworks extravaganza at the Pittsfield Common.
 
Artists from Berkshire County and beyond are invited to submit original 2- and
3-dimensional artwork for the group exhibit Forty Shades of Green: Celebrating Ireland & Irish Culture to be held during the month of March at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts. The exhibit is co-sponsored by the City of Pittsfield's Office of Cultural Development and the Pittsfield Irish Sister City Committee. Both contemporary and traditional artwork on the theme are encouraged, including photography, painting, sculpture and craft. To submit your work, email a digital
version to cultural@pittsfieldch.com by Feb. 15. Those selected will be notified by Feb. 20. One piece may be submitted by each individual.  Call 413-499-9348 for more information. 

  MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE

 
 
As part of Pittsfield's 10x10 Upstreet Arts 
Festival, The Mastheads presents 10 local writers who will read an excerpt by a historic Berkshire author, alongside a short piece of their own. FREE. Food, drinks and books will be available for purchase. 6-8 p.m.
Plus...  
FRI Satellite Shine at Hotel on North FRI Black Hearts Ball (Drag Show) at The A FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Heart U Not?Valentine's Comedy Show at J. Allen's | SAT Melissa Brinton & Friends at The A | SAT Latin Night & Kizomba Lesson at Berkshire Salsa | SAT Legends of Country Music at The Colonial | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE Galentine's Day at Hotel on North | TUE Songs of LoveCabaret & Dinner at The Whit | TUE Mardi Gras Pub Crawl | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU Rev Tor's Dead of Winter Jam at The Colonial | THU Dine Out for UCP of Berkshire County at Patrick's Pub

  FAMILY FRIENDLY

SAT Sensory-friendly Film at Berkshire Museum

The Berkshire Museum will host a sensory-friendly screening of the children's film Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids. These screenings are specially designed for families and children with sensory needs and those who have difficulty in a traditional movie screening setting. 11 a.m. Recommended for ages 3 to 6. 

 
Plus...  
FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum FRI CFCE Baby & Me at Berkshire Museum FRI+ A Midsummer Night's Dream at PHS FRI-THU Parenting Classes & Play Groups at Berkshire Children & Families SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum SAT FREE David Grover Concert at The Colonial SAT Happimess at The Colonial MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum MON+ Teen Book Giveaway at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum | TUE WeeMuse: Parent/Child STEM at Berkshire Museum | TUE PHS Science & Innovation Fair at Berkshire Museum THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum THU I Colori Per La Pace Exhibit opens at Berkshire Athenaeum

  GET CREATIVE

FRI Paint a Wood Tray at Berkshire Paint & Sip 
Paint your own wood tray with echinacea flowers at Berkshire Paint & Sip. This fundraiser for Berkshire Community College Alumni is $35 and includes all instruction and materials, a light snack and your donation. BYOB. 6-8 p.m. 
Plus...
SUN Paint "Kissing Cardinals" at The Dirty Brush THU Repurposed Magnets Workshop at The Funky Phoenix THU "Snowman" Benefit for 4 on 4 Blue Challenge at Berkshire Paint & Sip

  WELLNESS

TUE Deep Relaxation Yoga Workshop at New Moon
New Moon Gifts presents a 1.5-hour deep relaxation yoga workshop. Learn a yogic breathing technique to calm the mind, as well as a short series of poses that you can practice in your daily wellness routine. This Svaroopa style of yoga opens and releases the tensions in your body, relieves stress and anxiety, increases flexibility, cultivates body awareness, and prepares your mind for meditation. 5:30 p.m. $25.
Plus...
FRI-THU Various Classes at Berkshire Running Center FRI-THU Various Classes at Berkshire Family YMCA | FRI-THU Various Classes at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness FRI-THU Various Classes at Radiance Yoga SAT Crystal Bowl Sound Bath at New Moon Gifts SUN Frosted Mug 5K with Berkshire Running Center SUN FREE Learn to Indoor Cycle at Berkshire Running Center

  COMMUNITY

SAT Downtown Pittsfield Indoor Farmers Market
February's Downtown Pittsfield Indoor Farmers Market will be held at Zion Lutheran Church from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. It will include a chef demo with Mission Bar + Tapas' James Burden at 11 a.m., where you can learn how to make a winter soup and salad. From 9-11 a.m., visit the Berkshire Museum table for a hands-on activity. New Life Chiropractic will provide free neck and muscle tension testing, and Becca and Michael will continue their Book Drive for Prisons.
Plus...
FRI+ A Midsummer Night's Dream at PHS | SAT Homegrown Flavors at Market 32 | SUN Domingo Brunch w/the Jeff Link Trio at Dottie's | MON Berkshire Trans Group at Berkshire Athenaeum | MON Polish Dinner at Elks Lodge | TUE Toastmasters Meeting | WED Spaghetti Dinner at Elks Lodge | WED $14 Lift Tickets at Bousquet | THU Dine Out for UCP of Berkshire County at Patrick's Pub | THU Spring Plant & Seedling Sale | THU $10 Night Owl Special at Bousquet 

  LEARN

NEXT THU Ice-Skating Workshop w/Le Patin Libre

As part of Pittsfield's 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, dance troupe Le Patin Libre will hold a community ice skating workshop for both beginner and expert skaters ages 12 and older. $10. Boys & Girls Club. 6-7 p.m. The workshop is open to observers.
Plus...
FRI Science Conversations w/OLLI at Berkshire Museum | SAT Vision Board Creation Class with Vicki Baird | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Class at The Lichtenstein | MON Current Affairs at Knesset Israel | TUE Reiki Refresher, All Levels at InnerSpirit

  FILM

FRI-MON Oscar-nominated Shorts: Documentary at The Little Cinema 
For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered (Animated, Live Action and Documentary), this is your annual chance to predict the winners. A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don't miss this year's selection of shorts.
 
 
ONGOING
 See What's New at The Beacon

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 and more! 

28 Renne Ave.   Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
 
IS183 Art School's Learning Through Arts (LTA) after-school program will showcase the artwork of every one of its students, who attend nine elementary, middle and high schools across the Berkshires. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 5-7 p.m. during the 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival.

  PARKING 

 

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