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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Sept. 28-Oct. 4
10:39AM / Friday, September 28, 2018
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Hancock Shaker Village will hold its 21st annual Country Fair on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Take part in workshops, sit in on demonstrations, and compete in the hot sauce contest. Kid-friendly activities range from face painting and crazy balloon creations to egg tosses and chicken races. Regional food vendors and craft artisans will be on site, and the new Harvest of Quilts exhibit will be open for viewing. 


Hotel on North presents a concert with Eavesdrop. These Pioneer Valley natives provide a sound all their own - a perfect combination of soulful vocals, intricate harmonies, warm acoustics and moving rhythm. Stripped-down, raw and natural, their music flourishes in the most intimate of spaces. 8-11 p.m.
FRI Throwback Dance Party at J. Allen's | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | SAT Jay Boland's Acoustic Gravel at Wood Bros. Music | SAT Latin Fever Night at The A | SAT Apocalypstick Redd at Mission | SAT Dan Gingras at The Rusty Anchor | SUN Jay Boland's Acoustic Gravel at O'Laughlin's | MON Jazz Night at Mission | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU Jazz Vespers at Zion Lutheran Church

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 MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum | 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


SAT-SUN Moving Meditation at Hancock Shaker Village
Dancer Katie Workum leads a simple Morning Moving Meditation to wake your senses, explore the connection between mind and body, and appreciate the Hancock Shaker Village grounds anew. This group meditation and guided movement workshop parallels the Shaker practice of spiritual movement. 9-10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Price includes admission to HSV 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 FREE Beginners' Indoor Cycle Class at Berkshire Running Center


WED+ The Glass Menagerie at Barrington Stage
One of the greatest American plays of the 20th century, Tennessee WilliamsThe Glass Menagerie looks at the Wingfield family - frustrated writer Tom, his nagging mother Amanda and his painfully shy sister Laura. A visit from a "gentleman caller" sets off emotions and revelations that change their lives forever. Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage through October 21.


WED Changing Lives After 55 at Berkshire Hills
Berkshire Family YMCA's Changing Lives After 55 awards evening celebrates and recognizes community members over the age of 55 who have made significant contributions to Berkshire County. This major local YMCA fundraising event will salute honorees in the areas of Education, Arts & Culture, Business, Nonprofit, Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. 5-7 p.m. Berkshire Hills Country Club.
ONGOING Winter Clothing Drive at Berkshire County Arc | FRI FREE Birding at Canoe Meadows | FRI Taste of Germany Dinner at Zion Lutheran Church | SAT Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market at The First Street Common | SAT Lyme Alliance Meeting at Berkshire Athenaeum | SUN Domingo Brunch w/Heather & Tobias at Dottie's 


TUE Ghosts & Legends w/Jeff Belanger at The Library 
Berkshire Athenaeum welcomes Jeff Belanger, the author and Emmy-nominated host of "New England Legends" on PBS. He'll share stories and legends and offer a multimedia lecture based on his 20 years of research. 7 p.m.
SUN Make & Take w/Artist Henry Klimowicz at Hancock Shaker Village | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Class at The Licht | TUE Social Media Hacks Workshop at 1Berkshire | THU Eleanor Roosevelt at Knesset Israel


FRI-MON Manhattan Short Film Festival at The Little Cinema 
Filmgoers in Pittsfield will unite with over 100,000 film lovers around the world when the 21st annual Manhattan Short Film Festival screens at the Little Cinema. The final nine picks are screened simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. The finalists include intimate dramas, fast-paced animation, spine-tingling tales, a WWII epic and more.
ONGOING See What's New at The Beacon | THU Eleanor Roosevelt at Knesset Israel

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 Art and Solean exhibit of IS183 Art School faculty and student designed, altered and artfully enhanced shoes held in conjunction with the Elizabeth Freeman Center's Walk a Mile event. All proceeds from the show will benefit the Elizabeth Freeman Center and IS183 Art School's Learning Through Arts Program to help support women and families.


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