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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: June 15-21
09:27AM / Friday, June 15, 2018
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NEXT THURSDAY, June 21 is 3rd Thursday!
June's 3rd Thursday celebrates health and fitness with the 9th running of the Green Mile Road Race, plus Tamarack Hollow Nature Preserve; Berkshire Yoga, Dance & Fitness; and Berkshire Salsa. Berkshire Concert Choir will be performing at The Lichtenstein, and the Jacob's Pillow Dance Zone welcomes the U.S. debut of Scottish company Janis Claxton Dance with POP-UP Duets (fragments of love).


Shire City Sessions' presents its second concert of the series, featuring Ben Jaffe (of the band HoneyHoney) with Conor Meehan. Hotel on North. FREE. 5-6:30 p.m. Arrive early for best seating.
FRI '90s Night at The A FRI Comedy Night at Methuselah | FRI Wintergreen at South Congregational Church FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Steal Your Peach Band at Bousquet | FRI Riverside Brothers at Hotel on North | SAT WordXWord Poetry Slam at Berkshire Museum | SAT Coyote at Rainbow | SAT Critical Mass at The A | SAT Brian Benlien at Rusty Anchor | SAT Mary Ann Palermo & First Take at Mission | SUN-MON Benji Goldsmith & Stefan Melnyk in "Lies We Tell Ourselves" at Barrington Stage | MON Libations with Librarians at Hotel on North | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE Tuesdays on the Terrace: Williamstown Theatre Festival at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE Green Drinks at J. Allen's | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | WED Golden Sours Tasting at Thistle & Mirth | THU Berkshire Blues Jam Benefit at Hancock Shaker Village | THU Rev Tor Band at Mazzeo's | THU Comedian Jourdain Fisher at The Colonial


Berkshire Music School is taking reservations for its upcoming July and August summer music camps for children, teens and adults. Learn songwriting, guitar and ukulele, violin and viola, how to sing, play jazz and more.
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 Pop-up Play Day at Berkshire Museum SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum SAT Musica en Espanol at Berkshire Athenaeum SAT Family Jiu-jitsu at Berkshire Nautilus MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Farm Friends at Hancock Shaker Village


Berkshire Athenaeum kicks off its Library in the Wilderness program with a hike of The Boulders from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Explore 3 miles of beautiful woods and learn about the new initiative of BNRC and the library. The program allows library cardholders to check out backpacks equipped with field guides, BNRC trail guides, a basic first aid kit, a compass, a magnifying glass, bug spray, and two ponchos, just as they would a library book. The backpacks are available for a 1-week checkout and reservations are required. There will be backpacks on site and participants can experiment with all of the fun contents! 
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 Family Jiu-jitsu at Berkshire Nautilus | SAT Heart Centered Kirtan at Berkshire Yoga, Dance & Fitness | MON Wellness Talk: 100 Second Meditation at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE Deep Relaxation Yoga at New Moon Gifts


This musical comedy is a masterful love letter to the Great White Way. Set in the 1920s and loosely based on the legendary Barrymores, it centers around a family of actors: an aging grande dame, a Broadway star looking for love, a self-centered boozy leading man, and a promising ingénue - each having to make pivotal choices in their lives. Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage through July 7.
FRI-SAT Typhoid Mary at Barrington Stage | TUE Auditions for The Fabulous Lipitones at The Whit | THU+ The Cake at Barrington Stage


"Finding Home" is a community-building workshop that will explore the many meanings of "home" through guided memory sharing, movement and more. FREE. Everyone is welcome and no experience in dance is required! Led by Drew Herzig from 2-4 p.m. at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave.
FRI Dogs on North at Hotel on North SAT Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market at The First Street Common | SAT Heart Centered Kirtan at Berkshire Yoga, Dance & Fitness | SAT Classic Car Show at H&S Auto | SAT-SUN Beer Garden Bocce at Wandering Star SUN Domingo Brunch w/Ryan Leddick Trio at Dottie's | TUE Foster Family Info Reception at Hotel on North | TUE Tuesdays on the Terrace: Williamstown Theatre Festival at Berkshire Athenaeum | WED-THU Art of the Hills Tours at Berkshire Museum | THU Berkshire Blues Jam Benefit at Hancock Shaker Village


Hancock Shaker Village's next Maker Day will offer a shorty cathead basket workshop.This shorter version of a traditional woven reed Shaker cathead basket is 4" deep and 9" in diameter, with pointed or "cat ear" feet. The workshop is suitable for the adult beginner. Advance registration required. 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
SAT Learn About Essential Oils at New Moon Gifts | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Class at The Licht | THU Addressing "The Fear of the Other" at Knesset Israel | THU Under Our Skin Screening and Q&A at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU Protecting Your Energy at New Moon Gifts


FRI-MON Mary and the Witch's Flower at The Little Cinema
Young Mary follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest and discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms once every seven years. Together, they whisk Mary far away to Endor College - a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try and set things right.
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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