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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: May 17-23
10:32AM / Friday, May 17, 2019
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The first 3rd Thursday of 2019 will celebrate youth, with performances by 
the Berkshire Pulse youth drummers led by Aimee Gelinas w/guest dancers,the Breffny Irish Dancers, Youth Alive, the Reid Middle School Orchestra, the Taconic Guitar Ensemble, Kids 4 Harmony, Berkshire Theatre Group and Rock On!
 
Berkshire Yoga Dance and Fitness will be leading a FREE Zumba class at 6:30 p.m. in Park Square.
 
And the Jacob's Pillow Dance Zone will feature a 3rd Thursday All Styles Dance Battle. The battle is free to enter and open to participants of all ages, abilities and styles. DJ BFG will spin tracks live and community judges will decide who will be crowned the winner, for a $250 cash prize. 5-8 p.m. 
 
Presented by General Dynamics Mission Systems 
 
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE
Fabrizio and The Fever will perform as a fundraiser for The Richie duPont Award, which so far has been given to 139 children, allowing them the opportunity to attend BTG PLAYS! summer camps on scholarship. The evening also includes a raffle and a chance to purchase VIP tickets that include premium seating, a pre-show reception with refreshments, a Fabrizio and The Fever meet and greet, and an event poster signed by the band. 7 p.m. $15/$25/$50.
Plus... 
FRI Micah Stone at Hotel on North | FRI David Grover & Linda Worster at Bread & Roses Cafe | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Jessica Wilson at Rusty Anchor | SAT Luke DeRoy at Mission | SAT One for One Duo at PortSmitt's | SAT Sawyer Country at Rusty Anchor | SAT-SUN Inspiration Concert w/Berkshire Concert Choir at Zion Lutheran Church | SUN Country Dance w/Spurs USA at Italian American Club | MON Libations with Librarians at Hotel on North | MON WordXWord: Age in America at Berkshire Museum | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE Green Drinks at J. Allen's | WED Gina Coleman at Methuselah | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU The Picky B's at Mission
 
FAMILY FRIENDLY


Everyone is welcome to celebrate the arts at Pittsfield High School's Arts Night. The senior art exhibit opens at 6 p.m., and will be followed by a band, chorus and jazz band concert at 7 p.m. FREE.
Plus...
FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum FRI-THU Parenting Classes & Play Groups at Berkshire Children & Families | SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum | SAT Pop-up Play Day at Berkshire Museum | SAT Designing with da Vinci at Berkshire Museum | SAT da Vinci After Hours at Berkshire Museum | SUN Discovery Tank Program at Berkshire Museum | MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum | MON Peer Art Group at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE Teen Tech Tuesday at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum TUE Homeschool Day at Hancock Shaker Village TUE Youth Chill Zone at Tyler Street Lab WED Snack & Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum WED WeeMuse: Parent/Child STEM at Berkshire Museum THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Farm Friends at Hancock Shaker Village THU Fandom Thursday at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum 
 
WELLNESS
 
Help Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness celebrate its 5th birthday with a full day of FREE classes: PiYo Live!, Strength & Cardio, Zumba, Peaceful Flow Yoga, Child & Family Yoga and more! Plus FREE fitness evaluations with Thomas Davis and FREE Thai massage with JoAnna Barzotinni. Don't forget to enter the free raffle for some great prizes.
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 Berkshire Salsa FRI-THU Various Classes at Modig Internal Disciplines FRI-THU Various Classes at Pilates Fit | SAT Sunrise Yoga on the Deck at Rusty Anchor | SAT Heart Centered Kirtan at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness | SAT Yoga with CBD Workshop at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness | SUN Alexander Technique Workshop at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness | SUN Prenatal Yoga at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness | MON Barre Class on the Deck at Rusty Anchor | MON/WED Morning Glory Yoga at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness | TUE/THU Summer Fit Training at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
 
GET CREATIVE
 
Create your own summer herb garden at Township FourLemon thyme and chocolate mint make delightful ingredients for your summer drink of choice or for fresh cooking. Your creation will also include beautiful edible accent flowers. Leave with ideas on how to use the herbs in drinks! 6 p.m.
Plus...
FRI Birdhouse Painting Class at Bisque, Beads & Beyond | SAT Paint "Ocean Sailboat Sunset" at Berkshire Paint & Sip | SUN Paint "Shooting Star" at Berkshire Paint & Sip
  PERFORMANCE
The BCC Players present Stephen Schwartz's Tony Award winning Pippin The Musical. Prince Pippin seeks fulfillment in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power, in the end finding that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but in everyday moments. Berkshire Community College's Boland Theatre. $10/$15.
Plus...
FRI-SUN Cabaret The Musical at PHS | WED+ Hold These Truths at Barrington Stage
  COMMUNITY
 
The 2nd Annual Berkshire Nonprofit Awards Breakfast will be held at Berkshire Hills Country Club from 8-10 a.m. The awards recognize people who work tirelessly in the nonprofit sector to serve the Berkshire community. View the full list of nominees here.
Plus...
SAT Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market | SAT Repair Cafe at St. Stephen's Church | SAT Plant Sale & Craft Fair at Zion Lutheran Church | SAT Spring Plant Sale at Miss Hall's School | SUN Brunch w/Famous Before We're Dead at Dottie's | MON Art Food Body at NuArts
  LEARNING
Learn basic skills using traditional blacksmith's tools and techniques in a coal-fired forge. Create a three-dimensional wool gnome using fibers from the Village's sheep and other local sources. Learn to make a wool "painting" of an iconic village scene. No experience necessary. Registration required. Hancock Shaker Village.
Plus...
FRI FREE Birding at Canoe Meadows | SAT Berkshire Family History Assoc. Talk & Tour at Berkshire Museum | MON Doctors Without Borders Midwife Reports at Knesset Israel | MON Cooking Matters at Berkshire Children & Families | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Classes at The Lichtenstein | TUE Tree Growth Over Time at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE Green Drinks at J. Allen's | WED Writing a Business Plan at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU The Trustees of Reservations at Knesset Israel
 
FILM
FRI-MON Meeting Gorbachev at The Little Cinema
Werner Herzog and André Singer's riveting documentary, filled with archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides access to one of the world's greatest living politicians. Now 87 and battling illness, Mikhail Gorbachev, former General Secretary of the U.S.S.R, has mellowed and slowed down. Still, gently but resolutely, he is pushing towards his goals. Herzog, as on-screen interviewer, celebrates Gorbachev's three remarkable accomplishments: negotiations with the U.S. to reduce nuclear weapons; cessation of Soviet control of Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany; and the dissolution of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc.
Plus...
ONGOING See What's New at The Beacon
Calling all Artists!  
 
Artscape invites you to apply to a juried art auction to benefit public art in Pittsfield. Up to three pieces will be accepted in all media including fine art, photography, jewelry, ceramics, etc. Artists may choose to submit as a donation or receive 30% of the proceeds. Artists will receive promotion in the Berkshires as well as free entry to the event.
Deadline to submit: May 15, 2019

 

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