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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: June 22-28
10:55PM / Thursday, June 21, 2018
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The Pittsfield Cultural Council is seeking new members!

Would you like to have a say in how the local arts community is funded? Are you interested in learning about cultural programming in the city? Come join us! We're a volunteer group that allocates grants to Pittsfield-based arts and cultural organizations on an annual basis. For more information, contact us at:


This fundraiser, hosted by Alan Franco of Berkshire Salsa, Manos Unidas, and Berkshire Immigrant Stories, will be held at the Cultural Pittsfield (The Lichtenstein Center at 28 Renne Ave.). Enjoy dancing, Puerto Rican food and fun. There is a suggested donation at the door: $10 for the salsa workshop and dance, or $20 for the salsa workshop, dance and food. 100% of the proceeds go to the people of Puerto Rico! 4-7 p.m.
FRI Summertime Art Exhibit Opening at The Colonial FRI Karaoke Night at Bousquet | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI After Ours Duo at Hotel on North | SAT Food for Thought Dinner w/Roy Blount, Jr. at Hancock Shaker Village | SAT SRT/Tibbs & the Boys at Rusty Anchor | SAT Warren Sieme at Rainbow | SUN-MON Charles Busch in My Kinda Sixties at Barrington Stage | MON Jazz Night at Mission | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | WED Berkshire All-Star Awards Gala at Boys & Girls Club | THU Misty Blues at Mazzeo's


WED Teen Open Mic at The Whitney

Rock On Workshop Teen Open Mic Night is a recurring series held on the last Wednesday of every month, hosted by Rock On students and interns at the Whitney Center for the Arts. This month's event will be hosted by Tyler Shaw. Sign-in begins at 6:30 p.m. and music runs from 7-10 p.m. There is a $5 admission fee, but guests and performers who cannot pay will not be turned away.
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 Kitchen Ka-Boom! at Berkshire Museum SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum SAT Musica en Espanol at Berkshire Athenaeum | SAT Gardening Basics Workshop at Berkshire Athenaeum | SAT FREE Cookout/School Supply Drive at Onota Lake MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum | TUE The Great Snail Race Author Talk at Arrowhead THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Farm Friends at Hancock Shaker Village


SAT Goat Yoga at Hancock Shaker Village
Goat yoga is baaaack at Hancock Shaker Village. Enjoy downward dog on the lawn amongst curious goats. Bring a mat, towel and an open mind. Price includes admission to the Village for the day. 10-11 a.m. $25.
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 FRI-THU Various Classes at Modig Internal Disciplines | SUN Wellness Workshop at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness | MON Wellness Talk: How to Use In-season Produce at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU FREE Chair Massages at AdLib


NOW The Royal Family of Broadway at BSC
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-SUN Just Say Cheese at Berkshire Community College | THU+ The Cake at Barrington Stage


THU Paint for Retired Race Horses at The Dirty Brush
Next Thursday, June 28, paint and sip at The Dirty Brush to benefit Win Place Show, a rescue for retired race horses. The $40 fee includes all supplies and instruction, hors d'oeuvres, and your donation to the nonprofit. 4-8 p.m.
FRI Wirewrap Tumbled Stone Class at The Funky Phoenix | WED Paint "Shooting Star" at Berkshire Paint & Sip


SUN Open Casting Call at The Lichtenstein Center
Photographer Gregory Crewdson will shoot a new series of images in downtown Pittsfield this summer, from July 9 - Aug. 12. He is looking to cast all the figures in the pictures locally, and will be holding an open call from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts (28 Renne Ave.) Crewdson is looking for Berkshire residents of all ages and types, as well as for vehicles from the '70s and '80s to be used in the photographs. 
FRI Summer Launch Party at Guido's Fresh Marketplace FRI Summertime Art Exhibit Opening at The Colonial | SAT Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market at The First Street Common | SAT Dash for the Dress at Deidre's Special Day | SAT MASS MoCA/Guido's Bag Giveaway at Guido's Fresh Marketplace SUN Domingo Brunch w/Cassandra & Jake at Dottie's | WED FREE '80s Soul Food Lunch at The Christian Center | WED Berkshire All-Star Awards Gala at Boys & Girls Club


SAT-SUN Down & Dirty on the Farm and More at HSV
This weekend at Hancock Shaker Village, meet the farm staff as they care for the animals and plants. Watch a sheep pedicure, find out what it takes to move pigs outdoors, discover why pollinators are important, learn the secrets of good soil and more. Plus, sign up now for a 2-day Blacksmithing 101 class.
SAT Gardening Basics Workshop at Berkshire Athenaeum MON Adventures of America's PJ Library at Knesset Israel | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Class at The Licht MON Wellness Talk: How to Use In-season Produce at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU Current Affairs at Knesset Israel


FRI-MON The Gospel According to Andre at The Little Cinema

Filmmaker Kate Novack explores the life and career of fashion journalist André Leon Talley - from his childhood in the segregated South to his iconic, barrier-breaking work at Women's Wear Daily, W and Vogue.
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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