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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Aug. 31-Sept. 6
12:10PM / Friday, August 31, 2018
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Back by popular demand! Come celebrate Labor Day with musical theater rabble rouser Joe Iconis and his family of supremely talented singers and musicians. These musical mavericks make it clear why the New York Times calls Joe the future of musical theater. These songs about anything and everything will make you laugh, cry, scream and drink. It's the perfect way to say goodbye to summer! Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. 7 p.m.

 
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE

Wayne "The Train" Hancock will be the next performer to rock the barn at Hancock Shaker VillageThe reigning king of juke joint swing, Hancock pays tribute to classic country while expertly intertwining honky-tonk, swing, blues, Texas rockabilly, and big band to create a relentlessly rocking medley that makes not moving to the beat impossible. 7:30 p.m.
Plus... 
FRI Misty Blues at Mission | FRI Ryan Walters Exhibition Opening at Framework | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Tom Savoy at Hotel on North | FRI After Ours Duo at Rusty Anchor | SAT Critical Mass at The A | SAT Jack Waldheim's One-Man Dance Band at Mission | MON Jazz Night at Mission | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU Jazz Vespers at Zion Lutheran Church

 
FAMILY FRIENDLY

Arts In Recovery for Youth (AIRY) "Step Up Group" is an art therapy group in a small setting for teens recovering from things such as anxiety, depression and trauma. The focus is on mindfulness, emotions, relationships, goals and transitions, peer support, and creative youth development in the community. The group meets Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. There is a $10 copay each week. Enrollment is open. Space is limited to five participants.
Plus... 
ONGOING Aquarium Tide Pool Tank at Berkshire Museum ONGOING Make a Miniature Planet at Berkshire Museum 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 | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum THU Farm Friends at Hancock Shaker Village TUE Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum

 
WELLNESS

 
Maria Antil will lead a weekly PiYo Live! class from 6:45-7:45 p.m. at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness beginning this Monday. PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting and core-firming of Pilates with the strength and flexibility of yoga. $10 per class.
Plus...
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-SUN Goat Yoga at Hancock Shaker Village SUN Prenatal Barre Class at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness

 
PERFORMANCE

After a racial incident she would rather forget, Cass is forced into "making an example of it" by her well intentioned roommate and the dean of her liberal university. Looking to make tenure and not wanting to ruffle any feathers, Cass is pushed by her community to lead a diversity day on her own behalf and is asked to be the face of her race. This world premiere play is a poignant and surprisingly funny look at race, friendship and how in the pursuit of real change, "well intentions" are not always enough. Barrington Stage Company's St. Germain Stage.
Plus...
FRI Rigoletto at The Colonial FRI Fall Springs Staged Reading at Barrington Stage | FRI-SAT West Side Story at Barrington Stage

 
COMMUNITY

Singers are welcome for the fall semester of the Berkshire Concert Choir's 40th season. The first rehearsal is on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. in the chorus room (#133) at Pittsfield High School. The fall concert, "Planets, Stars & Airs of Space," will be performed on Nov. 17 & 18 at Zion Lutheran Church. Rehearsals are held every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Registration will take place before the first rehearsal, so early arrival is encouraged. There are no auditions. Dues are $40; students are free. 
Plus...
ONGOING Winter Clothing Drive at Berkshire County Arc | ONGOING The Mastheads at Hancock Shaker Village | FRI-MON Labor Day Rug Sale at The Outlet at Pine Cone Hill | SAT Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market at The First Street Common | SAT Annual Sidewalk Sale at Carr Hardware | SUN Domingo Brunch w/The Walker Brothers at Dottie's | TUE Playwright Mentoring Project Mentor & Staff Info Session at Barrington Stage | THU Tarot Share at New Moon Gifts

 
LEARN

 
Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County presents a FREE class at the Berkshire Athenaeum from 2-4 p.m. Local artist Carrie Jean Converse will lead a workshop on making your own book from upcycled materials while participants engage in conversation and discussion. 
Plus...
MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Class at The Licht | THU Current Affairs at Knesset Israel 

 
FILM

FRI-MON Nico, 1988 at The Little Cinema 
Approaching age 50, singer/songwriter Nico (played by actress Trine Dyrholm) leads a solitary existence - far from her days as a Warhol superstar and Velvet Underground vocalist. Her life and career on the fringes, Nico's new manager convinces her to go on tour in Europe to promote her latest album. Struggling with demons and the consequences of a muddled life, she longs to rebuild a relationship with her son, whose custody she lost long ago.
 
Plus...
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 feature Dreaming of Light, paintings by Sean McCusker, for the month of August. It closes Friday, August 31. 
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