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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: June 29-July 5
09:44AM / Friday, June 29, 2018
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June 29 - July 5, 2018


WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 Independence Day Parade
Rain or shine, the Pittsfield 4th of July Parade will kick off at 10 a.m. sharp from the intersection of South and East/West Housatonic StreetsSee the parade website for more information, including parade route and parking bans and suggestions.

Shire City Sessions continues its FREE concert series at Hotel on North with singer-songwriter Joelle Lurie. She is a 2016-2017 Lincoln Center Kids Resident Artist, as well as an NPR featured artist, a jazz vocalist, and a voiceover artist and educator. 5-6:30 p.m. Arrive early for best seating.
FRI Karaoke Night at Bousquet | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Tom Savoy at Hotel on North | FRI Misty Blues at Mission | SAT Westworld Country Music & Karaoke at The A | SAT Jack Waldheim's One-Man Dance Band at Mission | SAT Party with a Purpose at Berkshire Dream Center SUN Mastheads 2018 Kickoff Party at Hotel on North | MON Jazz Night at Mission | MON 2018 Musical Theatre Conservatory Cabaret at Barrington Stage | TUE Tuesdays on the Terrace: The Mastheads at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE-WED David Lutkin & Band in Give Me Liberty at Barrington Stage | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU White Liger at Mazzeo's
As part of the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays, Berkshire Theatre Group will stage a FREE performance of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised). Join Charlie Brown, Sally, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy for a heartwarming revue of vignettes and songs. 2 p.m. Tickets can be reserved on Friday beginning at 10 a.m.
FRI+ Summer Reading Program at Berkshire Athenaeum FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum FRI Firefly Watch at Canoe Meadows FRI-THU Parenting Classes & Play Groups at Berkshire Children & Families SAT Berkshire Carousel SAT Pop-up Play Day at Berkshire Museum SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum | MON Make It Monday: DIY Windchime at Berkshire Athenaeum MON-THU Young Shaker Tours at Hancock Shaker Village MON-FRI Aquarium Tide Pool Tank at Berkshire Museum MON Creative Healing Workshop w/Funky Phoenix at Berkshire Museum | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum TUE Preschool Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE Summer Movie Series: The Emperor's New Groove at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Farm Friends at Hancock Shaker Village
Instructor Rachael Plaine, owner of Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness, will hold a yoga class from 9-10 a.m., followed by Zumba from 10:15-11:15 a.m. All ages and skill levels welcome! There is a $10 suggested donation per class. No pre-registration necessary. Rain cancels.
FRI American-style Rhythm Dance Series at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness | 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 WED 4th of July Freedom Yoga at Radiance | THU Outdoor Yoga at Springside Park
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.
ONGOING The Cake at Barrington Stage
Paint "Mt. Greylock at Dusk" with Berkshire Paint & Sip to benefit the Berkshire County Boy Scouts. This event will be held at the First United Methodist Church, located at 55 Fenn St. The $35 fee includes all materials, instruction and a donation. BYOB and snacks. 6-8 p.m.
SUN Paint "Mermaid on a Rock" at Berkshire Paint & Sip
Mayor Linda Tyer, The Pittsfield Irish Sister City Committee and The Pittsfield Sister City Commission invite everyone to attend a public reception to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Pittsfield and Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland. 11 a.m.
FRI Dogs on North at Hotel on North | SAT Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market at The First Street Common | SAT Library in the Wilderness Workshop at Berkshire Athenaeum SAT Berkshire Carousel | SAT Party with a Purpose at Berkshire Dream Center | SAT-SUN Summer Sidewalk Sale at Carr Hardware SUN Domingo Brunch w/Lesley Barth & Emily Frembgen at Dottie's SUN Mastheads 2018 Kickoff Party at Hotel on North | TUE Tuesdays on the Terrace: The Mastheads at Berkshire Athenaeum
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Berkshire Community College's Distinguished Speaker Series presents Jeremy Yudkin, author and Professor of Music at Boston University. He will discuss the composer and conductor on what would have been his 100th birthday. Berkshire Museum at 3 p.m. $10 OLLI and Museum member/$15 general public.
MON Film Screening on Life of Primo Levi at Knesset Israel | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Class at The Licht THU Life of Primo Levi w/Hugh Black at Knesset Israel | THU Rugelach & Babka Workshop at Knesset Israel
FRI-MON Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool at The Little Cinema
Based on Peter Turner's memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Jamie Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. 
ONGOING See What's New at The Beacon
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:
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 is currently hosting BCC's Berkshire Immigrant Stories exhibit. 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.


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