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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: June 1-7
11:25AM / Friday, June 01, 2018
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Enjoy 17 different art shows featuring work by more than two dozen accomplished regional and student artists in Pittsfield's bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First 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. Cheryl Mirer, Executive Director of Downtown Pittsfield, Inc., will bring you through the various exhibits!


Shire City Sessions kicks off its 2018 FREE concert series at Hotel on North with Berkshire County's own singer-songwriters Billy Keane, Chris Merenda and Tory Hanna from the Whiskey City Roadshow. 5-6:30 p.m.  
FRI Music, Art & Good Vibes at The A FRI Dance for Dogs & Cats at Berkshire Hills Country Club FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Grahm Sturz at Hotel on North | SAT Art of the Hills Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony at Berkshire Museum | SAT Sweetback Sisters & Izzy Heltai at Hancock Shaker Village | SAT Berkshire Immigrant Stories Exhibit Opening at The Lichtenstein | SAT Annie Guthrie & Jaane Doe at Methuselah | SAT Berkshire Pride After-party at Berkshire Hills Country Club | SAT Dan Gingras at The Rusty Anchor | SAT Sip into Summer Wine Tasting at Mission | SUN Fanfare Brass Choir at Arrowhead | SUN-MON Tina Fabrique in Ella in Concert at Barrington Stage | MON Jazz Night at Mission MON Paint a Pint at Thistle & Mirth | TUE Tuesdays on the Terrace: Berkshire Theatre Group at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE Dine-to-Donate for Berkshire Humane at Applebee's | WED Luke DeRoy at Mission | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU Jazz Vespers at Zion Lutheran Church | THU Ali McGuirk & Dharmasoul at Methuselah


Berkshire Museum summer camps for Pre-K through 6th grades begin on June 25, but registration is open now and spots are filling up quickly. Choices include robotics; magic; cooking; DIY; icky, messy & gooey and more. A limited number of counselor-in-training positions are also available, and are open to campers ages 13+.
ONGOING Short Story Writing Contest at Berkshire Athenaeum FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum FRI-THU Parenting Classes & Play Groups at Berkshire Children & Families SAT WeeMuse: Art Lab at Berkshire Museum SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum SAT Child ID & Touch a Truck at Church of Christ MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum | TUE Students' Social Perspectives at The Lichtenstein THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Farm Friends at Hancock Shaker Village


Have fun and get fit with international Zumba instructor Luana Dias at Berkshire SalsaSign up before Tuesday, June 5 and get 40% off a 10-lesson pass. Berkshire Salsa is located at 307 North Street. 7:30-8:30 p.m.
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 | SUN Yoga Cares at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness | MON Summer Barre Bootcamp at Pilates Fit | MON Wellness Talk: How to Stay Young at Berkshire Athenaeum | MON Turbo Kick Live at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness | TUE Learn to Meditate at New Moon Gifts | THU Yin-Yasa Yoga at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness


This is the true story of Mary Mallon, a.k.a. Typhoid Mary. One of the most infamous women in America, she was stubborn, ambitious, and in fierce denial of any wrongdoing. This searing drama captures the controversy surrounding Mary and her conviction in her beliefs. Master storyteller Mark St. Germain has captured the woman behind the myths while exploring the battle between science and religion. Barrington Stage Company's St. Germain Stage through June 16.
SUN A Bintel Brief Staged Reading at Knesset Israel THU+ The Royal Family of Broadway at Barrington Stage


Berkshire Paint & Sip invites you to take part in a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association.
You'll learn to paint this customizable "Family Letter" sign on an authentic slate roofing tile - various sizes and colors available. All painting materials, instruction, a snack and a donation are included in the $35 fee. Cash bar. 6 p.m.
FRI Design a Sign & Sip at Home Instead MON Paint a Pint at Thistle & Mirth WED Open Studio at Berkshire Paint & Sip


The 2nd Annual Berkshire Pride Festival will take place on the First Street Common from 2-5:30 p.m. The event will feature speakers, a community resource fair, entertainment, vendors, food, a Pride March and more! FREE admission.
ONGOING Call for Art with BAA at The Lichtenstein FRI Tours of North at Hotel on North FRI Dogs on North at Hotel on North FRI Open House at Evergreen Salon FRI Irish Night at Pittsfield Suns SAT Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market at First Street Common | SAT Berkshire Immigrant Stories Exhibit Opening at The Lichtenstein SUN Domingo Brunch w/Melissa Brinton at Dottie's | TUE Students' Social Perspectives at The Lichtenstein | TUE Dine-to-Donate for Berkshire Humane at Applebee's | THU Kids' Place Golf Tournament at Berkshire Hills Country Club | THU Community Expo: Disabilities Information at Berkshire Athenaeum


This Bridges Out of Poverty training session is a FREE day-long workshop where participants will review poverty research, examine a theory of change, and analyze poverty through the lens of the hidden rules of class, resources and language. Throughout the day, participants will receive specific strategies for improving outcomes. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Class at The Licht | MON Wellness Talk: How to Stay Young at Berkshire Athenaeum | MON The Life & Work of Janusz Korczak at Knesset Israel | TUE Tuesdays on the Terrace: Berkshire Theatre Group at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU Breaking the Silence in Gyumri, Armenia at Knesset Israel


FRI-MON Boom For Real at The Little Cinema
Never-before-seen works, writings and photographs offer insight into the life of Jean-Michel Basquiat as a teenager in New York in the late 1970s. The times, the people and the movements of the city help Basquiat form his artistic vision.
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.
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts will host BCC's Berkshire Immigrant Stories exhibit for the month of June. BIS is a grant-funded program at Berkshire Community College that collects and shares stories of immigrants in the Berkshires through a website hosted by the Tenement Museum in Manhattan.
Berkshire Immigrant Stories highlights immigration and migration stories of the past and present. Each story reveals one person's family experience. Collectively, the stories tell America's story and highlight the patterns that bind us together, no matter where we came from or how long we've been there. Read about the reasons why people came here and learn more about the objects they have chosen to tell their personal history.



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