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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: July 20-26
09:33AM / Friday, July 20, 2018
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The Whitney Center for the Arts presents a concert with Xicana singer-songwriter Diana Alvarez, singer-songwriter Pamela Means and poet/playwright Nicole M. Young. 8 p.m. $15.

Hancock Shaker Village continues its Shaker Barn Music series with The Autumn Defense (John Stirratt and Pat Sansone of Wilco), plus singer-songwriters Johnny Irion and Heather Maloney. 8 p.m. $25.
FRI David Grover & Linda Worster at South Congregational Church | FRI Kyle Murray Jazz Ensemble at Mission | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Randy Cormier at Hotel on North | FRI Hotshot Hillbillies at Rusty Anchor | SAT Food for Thought Dinner w/Chris Jennings at Hancock Shaker Village | SAT Masters of Modern Exhibit Opening at The Whit | SAT Comedy Fundraiser at The A | SAT Brian Benlien at Rusty Anchor | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE Tuesdays on the Terrace: The Mastheads at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE FREE Eagles Band Concert at Springside Park | WED Live on the Lake w/Hotshot Hillbillies at Onota Lake | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU Busbees at Mazzeo's | THU Line Dance Party at The A | THU RSYP Dance Party & Taco Pop-up at Seeds Market


Berkshire Theatre Group presents Tarzan, with music by rock legend Phil Collins, including the Academy Award-winning "You'll Be in My Heart." The musical follows the story of an orphaned boy, raised by gorillas in the jungle. Struggling to find balance between his human instinct and animalistic education, Tarzan's life is altered forever when he meets his first human, Jane. This production features 100+ talented Berkshire youth. Now - Aug. 16.
ONGOING Summer Reading Program at Berkshire Athenaeum ONGOING Young Shaker Tours at Hancock Shaker Village FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum FRI Paint & Sippy Cup at Berkshire Museum FRI Aquarium Tide Pool Tank at Berkshire Museum FRI FREE Screening: Lego Batman Movie at Clapp Park 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 SAT Teen Music Trivia at Berkshire Athenaeum SAT FREE Marionette Show at Dottie's SAT Fairy House Exhibit Opens at Arrowhead MON Creative Healing Workshop w/Funky Phoenix at Berkshire Museum MON Make It Monday: DIY Drum or Rainstick at Berkshire Athenaeum MON-THU Make a Miniature Planet at Berkshire Museum MON+ KidsAct! Summer Camp at Barrington Stage MON+ Kid Camp: Hands to Work, Hearts to Good at Hancock Shaker Village | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum TUE Preschool Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE Clases de Musica en Espanol at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE Summer Movie Series: A Goofy Movie at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE Princess Songs & Tea Party at The Whit WED Wizardology at Berkshire Athenaeum WED Teen Open Mic at The Whit THU Lego Challenge at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Farm Friends at Hancock Shaker Village


Yes, the popular Hancock Shaker Village yoga class with goats is baaaack. Bring a mat and a towel and join the fun! 10-11 a.m. $25. Price includes admission to the Village for the day.
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 SAT Deep Relaxation Yoga Workshop at New Moon Gifts | SUN Wellness Workshop at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness


In the final scene of Ibsen's 1879 ground-breaking masterwork, A Doll's House, Nora makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children to begin a life on her own. Part 2 dares to wonder what she's been up to since. Called "the best play of the year" by The NY Times, it explores the emotional chaos that results when Nora returns 15 years later to the family she left behind. Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage through July 28.
FRI+ The Chinese Lady at Barrington Stage | WED-THU Auditions for New and Used with Town Players at BCC


The Dirty Brush presents Christmas in July! Your $65 discounted fee includes everything: ceramic tree and its base, paints, glazing, firing and all the lights. 6-8 p.m. Reservations are required.


Pittsfield Moves! is a collaboration between Jacob's Pillow, Working Cities Pittsfield, and Angela's Pulse artists and dancers. Join with your community to create an original performance drawing from the people and stories of Pittsfield and the surrounding region. All are welcome to participate; open to all ages, no experience needed. You don't need to be a Pittsfield resident to participate. 
FRI Dogs on North at Hotel on North | SAT Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market at The First Street Common SAT Berkshire Carousel SUN Domingo Brunch w/Rob Fisch & Mike Dimin at Dottie's MON Berkshire Trans Group at Berkshire Athenaeum MON Going Green Meet-up aBarnes & Noble | TUE Tuesdays on the Terrace: The Mastheads at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Lyme Alliance Meeting at Wellness Underground


The Berkshire Museum's Learner's Lab welcomes Mark Phillips and Berkshire Ferments for a class on how to make your own sauerkraut! Just in time for the upcoming Berkshire Fermentation Festival, discover the secret to making delicious, preserved vegetables. 11 a.m.
SAT Food for Thought Dinner w/Chris Jennings at Hancock Shaker Villag| MON Birthright Israel at Knesset Israel | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Class at The Licht | TUE Mah Jongg Lessons at Berkshire Hills Hadassah | TUE Memoir of a B-26 Pilot Book Release at Arrowhead | TUE Play Analysis Series at Temple Anshe WED Israel at 70, #2 at Knesset Israel THU Lyme Alliance Meeting at Wellness Underground


NOW-AUG. 17: Little Cinema prepares for The Peach

The Little Cinema film screenings will be on hold for the preparation and performances of James and the Giant Peach, presented by Barrington Stage Youth Theatre, with performances scheduled from July 26 - Aug. 12. Little Cinema programming will resume Friday, Aug. 17.
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 proud to present the Community Access to the Arts (CATA) annual art show, I Am a Part of Art, featuring a paintings and drawings by artists with disabilities. All pieces are available for sale, with proceeds providing commissions for individual artists.


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