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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Oct. 19-25
11:23AM / Friday, October 19, 2018
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Wear your cowboy hat and boots! The Hoedown for Hope fundraiser for Moments House will feature live music by Whiskey City and The Hotshot Hillbillies, line dancing with instruction by Cheryl Wendling, food, games, raffles, balloon magic with Bowey the Clown, face painting, a photo booth and more. 3-10 p.m. at the new Proprietor's Lodge (formerly the ITAM), 22 Waubeek Road.

 
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE

The $5 Comedy Garage at The Colonial Theatre presents Katie Goodman, an award-winning musical comic, actress, author and speaker. Her show, Broad Comedy, recently ran Off Broadway, her new album, Halfway Closer To Dead, is available on iTunes, her books are on Amazon, and her comedy music videos can be seen on YouTube. Katie is also a featured blogger for The Huffington Post, and has received a Time Out New York Critic's Pick for Best Cabaret. 7:30 p.m. 
Plus... 
FRI Bill Lauf & Libby Kirkpatrick at Bread & Roses Coffee House FRI Burger Night to Benefit Moments House at Otto's FRI Make Comedy Great Again at The Colonial | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI-SAT Haunted Hancock at Hancock Shaker Village SAT Piano & Cello Recital at Berkshire Music School SAT 9th Annual Zombie Pub Crawl in Downtown Pittsfield | MON The Sunday Strummers Ukulele Ensemble at Knesset Israel | MON Jazz Night at Mission | MON Banulis, Miller, DeAngelo & Green Jazz Quartet at Berkshire Athenaeum | MON Paint a Pint at Thistle & Mirth | TUE Pianist Dan Kennedy at Berkshire Athenaeum | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU Dine Out for the Boys & Girls Club at 99 Restaurant | THU Haunted Hancock at Hancock Shaker Village

 
FAMILY FRIENDLY

 
 
 
Teens (ages 13-19) are invited to gather in the Berkshire Athenaeum auditorium for a snack and a movie. The event starts at 2:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at 3 p.m. The film is Beetlejuice, the 1988 comedy-fantasy directed by Tim Burton and starring Winona Ryder, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton and Alec Baldwin. Rated PG.
Plus... 
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 SAT Flashlight Scavenger Hunt at Berkshire Museum SUN Discovery Tank Program at Berkshire Museum MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum MON Homeschool STEAM Day at Berkshire Museum | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum | TUE Auditions for A Christmas Carol at The Colonial | TUE Youth Chill Zone at Tyler Street Lab | WED WeeMuse: Parent/Child STEM at Berkshire Museum | WED Community Story Time with Sheila Sholes-Ross at Berkshire Athenaeum | WED STEAM Challenge Night at Hancock Shaker Village THU Farm Friends at Hancock Shaker Village THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum

 
WELLNESS

Radiance Yoga presents Yogalates Fusion, a gentle, flowing combination of Pilates and yoga designed to increase muscle tone, enhance range of motion, and improve body awareness. This 6-week series will help liberate your spine, shoulders and hips, and lengthen and strengthen your muscles without strain. Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m.
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 | FRI Meet Me at the Barre at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness SAT Open House at Pilates Fit, LLC SAT TRX Class at Pilates Fit, LLC SAT Berkshire Healthcare Harvest Run at BCC SUN Long Run & Yoga at Berkshire Running Center

 
GET CREATIVE

This workshop offers a basic method of painting a dotted, rainbow mandala on a wooden star hanging ornament. April will guide you in the usage of tools and acrylic paints to help you create a unique piece. She'll offer a brief history of the mandala, its symbolism, and how a mandala has the potential to affect your well-being. New Moon Gifts.10-11:30 a.m. $30.
Plus...
MON Paint a Pint at Thistle & Mirth | MON Paint Your Own Mug at The Dirty Brush | WED Terrarium Class at Township Four

 
PERFORMANCE

 
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 Co.'s Boyd-Quinson Mainstage.
Plus...
TUE Auditions for A Christmas Carol at The Colonial

 
COMMUNITY

Berkshire County Kids' Place will celebrate its 25th Anniversary Diamonds and Ice Gala at the Country Club of Pittsfield from 5:30-9:30 p.m. This business-casual fundraising event will include dinner, a silent auction, Bid for the Kids and more, and will honor Tracy Wilson, David Nicholas and State Representative Paul Mark.
Plus...
ONGOING Winter Clothing Drive at Berkshire County Arc FRI Burger Night to Benefit Moments House at Otto's | SAT Fall Tag Sale at Zion Lutheran Church | SUN Domingo Brunch w/Ryan Leddick Trio at Dottie's | MON+ Friends of Libraries Week at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE Organizational Partnering Roundtable at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU Dine Out for the Boys & Girls Club at 99 Restaurant | THU AIM Regional Celebration at Hotel on North

 
LEARN

Just Ask! Massachusetts presents an AAUW Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop at Berkshire Community College. This FREE two-hour event will empower you to confidently and successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages. You'll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-playing. 6-8 p.m.
Plus...
FRI-SAT Haunted Hancock at Hancock Shaker Village | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Class at The Lichtenstein | TUE+ Hands-on Genealogy at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE Toastmasters Meeting | THU Haunted Hancock at Hancock Shaker Village

 
FILM

FRI-MON Brewmaster at The Little Cinema 
Writer/director Douglas Tirola spotlights the dedication, patience and artistry of the people behind the current craft beer "renaissance" in America. It focuses on Drew, a New York lawyer who aspires to open his own brewery, and Brian, a brewer studying to pass a test to gain the title of Master Cicerone. Established brewers like Jim Koch, Garrett Oliver and Sam Calagione also are featured. 
Plus...
ONGOING See What's New at The Beacon | ONGOING When The Spirits Moved Them, They Moved at Hancock Shaker Village

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.
From now until Nov. 16, The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts will feature Berkshire Art Association's biennial juried show, Showing Up: For Your Neighborhoods, Communities and Each Other, which address civic engagement and community. More than 30 artists from throughout the Northeast will present paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography, showing wide-ranging interpretations on the theme.
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