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Pittsfield, 1 p.m.
The talented dancers of the Pioneer Valley Ballet will present an improvisational dance program in the Berkshire Museum’s Crane Room. Pioneer Valley Ballet's FLUX ChoreoLab seeks to foster a sense of inter-connectedness between the performances and the audience, the audience and the space, and among the individual audience members. By taking dance out of the traditional theatrical venue, FLUX ChoreoLab places the audience directly in relationship to the performance space, and asks them to re-imagine their place within it, bringing dance and ballet to the wider public in a relaxed, casual atmosphere.
MANIPULATING MOVEMENT WITH GILLIAN JONES
North Adams, 1 to 5
This workshop will teach techniques to blur water, freeze the bat as it hits the baseball, or capture a hummingbird in flight. A DSLR or otherwise adjustable camera is preferred. Price $60; $55 for members. Held at MCLA's Design Lab at 49 Main St.
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The annual Gather-In will be held at Durant Park, Columbus Avenue. Sponsored by the Berkshire Branch of the NAACP, In celebration of community, the Gather-In features activities for all ages, including games for children, musical performances, dance, food, a variety of vendors and informational booths, and a spirited a basketball tournament. Free.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU HIKE
North Adams, 10 a.m.
Hike the Bellows Pipe Trail on Mt. Greylock with Lauren Stevens and DCR Visitor Services. Participants should bring water and lunch. We pause along the way to read relevant passages from "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers." Six or seven miles to the summit; eleven miles if participants hike a round trip. Meet: Leave from the north gate (Notch Road) of the Mount Greylock Reservation at 10:00 a.m. Leader: Lauren Stevens; call him at 413-458-3154 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for preregistration.
LANDSCAPE PAINTING WITH WEDNESDAY SOROKIN
Stockbridge, 10 to 4
Two-day class, Saturday and Sunday, starting with small sketches as practice, participants will work toward a slightly larger, more developed piece. Acrylic paint is strongly suggested, but students can use any paint medium, including oil or watercolor. Cost is $180, $160 for members. Location: Citizens' Hall.
W. Stockbridge, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
BOOK SALE AT THE WEST STOCKBRIDGE LIBRARY Stock on books for the summer! On Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 23rd, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Friends of the West Stockbridge Libray will be holding their annual book sale. This is a wonderful opportunity to buy great books at terrific prices, including antiquarian books, current fiction, biography, history, cookbooks, art books, a wide array of children’s books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and more. West Stockbridge Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, Route 102, West Stockbridge, MA.
BLOCK PRINTING ON FABRIC WITH LUCIE CASTALDO
Two-day class creating blocks and block prints. Fabric remnants and a cotton tea towel provided; participants are encouraged to bring other cotton fabrics to experiment on. No experience required. Cost is $185, $160 for members; plus $20 materials fee. Classes are Saturday and Sunday,10 to 4, July 22 and 23, at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts,
LEARNER’S LAB: HANDS-ON VINTAGE GUITARS
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Experience the tone and quality of more than 15 iconic, vintage acoustic and electric guitars during this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play and appreciate the designs that played a crucial role in the development of the instrument. Seating is limited, so reservations are requested at 413-443-7171, ext. 360.
KIDS CAN TOO!
Windsor, 11:30 a.m.
Kids Can Too! invites the whole family to play along with Bang on a Can faculty and fellows at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. This musical exploration performance-presentation is hands-on.
GIRAFFE SUNSET PAINT & SIP
New York, 12:30 p.m.
Seduced by the impending summer heat! Join us SAT, 7/22/17 12:30-2:30pm for a fundraiser to benefit the Faith House. You'll learn to paint this beautiful image of "Giraffe Sunset" on a large 16x20 canvas. At Philmont Library, 101 Main St, Philmont, NY. All painting materials, light snack and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
LADIES LIVING IT UP PAINT & SIP
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
FREE WINE AND SNACKS!!! It's Ladies Night, and the Feelings Right... oh What a Night! Join us SAT, 7/22/17 6-9pm for our special Paint & Sip series "Ladies Living it Up" - Be inspired by 4 local women who will each share a 5-7 minute Uplifting Message on how we can all aspire to make aspects of our lives go UP in a positive direction. You'll learn to paint this inspirational image of "Spirit Guide" on a large 16x20 canvas. At Berkshire Paint & Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, light snack & wine included for only $30! These seats will go fast, so reserve yours today at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346. Guest speakers: Bronwyn Niece, Financial Advisor Edward Jones / Michelle Iglesias, Owner Berkshire Paint & Sip / Amanda Kmetz, Licensed Realtor / Lena Harrington, Message Therapy Nutrition Wellness
23RD ANNUAL BEL CANTA OPERA
Tyringham, 7:30 p.m.
The Blandford Historical Society will present the 23rd Annual Bel Canto Opera at 7:30p.m. on Saturday, July 22nd at The White Church of Blandford. Join us again this year as Maestra Eve Queler brings stellar new voices to The White Church of Blandford for the annual Bel Canto performance. The Opera will be directed by Eve Queler, Emerita Artistic Director and founder of Opera Orchestra of New York and a 2010 honoree by the National Endowment for the Arts, and accompanied by Douglas Martin. Maestro Queler will introduce new and exciting voices in the wonderfully intimate venue of The White Church of Blandford. The White Church of Blandford 4 North Street, Blandford, MA 01008 http://www.thewhitechurch.org Tickets: $35.00 Order online: https://23belcantoopera.eventbrite.com Call: 413-848-0108 Email: email@example.com
J.S. BACH’S GOLDBERG VARIATIONS
New York, 8 p.m.
Performance Spaces for the 21st Century presents the 12th annual Paul Grunberg Memorial Bach Concert. Pianist Simone Dinnerstein will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations under the Tent at PS21, 2980 Route 66, just one mile north of the village of Chatham, N.Y. Tickets are $40 general admission, $35 for PS21 members, and $20 for students. Tickets can be purchased online.
RONNIE SPECTOR & THE RONETTES
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
Only a few artists in history have been capable of defining an entire era in pop music. Ronnie Spector is one of those artists: the embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion of female rock and roll in the 1960s. And to this day, no one has ever surpassed Ronnie`s powerful trademark vocals, her gutsy attitude, or her innocent but knowing sexuality. For these qualities and more, Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in March 2007. More information and tickets available here or by calling the Box Office at 413.528.0100 (Wed-Sat, noon-6pm).
BOOKER T. JONES
Windsor, 8 p.m.
Booker T. Jones performs at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. A Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Jones visits the museum for a night of Green Onions, soon-to-be-classics, and all your favorites.
STAR GAZING AT NOTCHVIEW RESERVATION
Star gazing will be held at Notchview Reservation on Route, a Trustees of Reservations and Arunah Hill Science and Nature Center event. Come and go as you please; telescopes and interpretation to view stars and planets will be available. Admission is $5 and free for Members of the Trustees of Reservations. Cloud Cover and any rain will cancel this event.
TIME CAPSULE OPENING
In partnership with the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market, leaders at Zion Lutheran Church will open its 125-year-old time capsule for the first time, and share details of its contents with the community at a tent at the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market. Following the event, church leaders will host a tour of the new sanctuary at Zion Lutheran. The cornerstone and time capsule were placed at Zion Lutheran Church of Pittsfield, located at 74 First Street, on July 13, 1892. The church recently reopened following a seven-month, $1.2 million renovation to the sanctuary. This time capsule opening event commemorates both the reopening of the church and the 125th anniversary of the laying of the first cornerstone.
Adams, 1-4 p.m.
The Quaker Meeting House, built in 1782 by the East Hoosuck Meeting of the Society of Friends, will be open on Sundays from July 2 to Oct. 8. The meeting house, essentially unchanged since its construction, is located in the Maple Street Cemetery. It was the place of worship of the family of Susan B. Anthony, born in Adams in 1820. Free tours are given by members of the Adams Historical Society and the Adams Historical Commission.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR ALICE TRUMBULL
Pittsfield, 12 - 6 p.m.
A celebration of the life of Moments founder Alice Trumbill will be held at the Tavern on the A featuring pasta and meatballs provided by Sabrina and Chin, a dessert Bar, cash bar, raffle, 50/50, music and more. Tickets are available at Moments House, 2 South St., or at the door. Adults are $20 and kids age 5 and over are $5. In May Alice was diagnosedwith Primary CNS Lymphoma of the brain. She is currently unable to work and be at Moments House due to this diagnosis. All donations will benefit Alice and her family.
PAINT & SIP FOR CAMERON FORWARD IN HIS LEUKEMIA FIGHT
Dalton, 2 p.m.
Caring for Cameron! Join us SUN, 7/23/17 2-4pm for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit Cameron Forward who's currently fighting a rare form of Leukemia. You'll learn to paint this inspirational image of "Tree of Life" on a large 16x20 canvas. At Dalton VFW, 366 E. Housatonic St, Dalton, MA. All painting materials, light snack and donation included for $35. CASH BAR & Chinese Raffle. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
TALK | RABBI AKIVA: SAGE OF THE TALMUD, WITH BARRY HOLTZ
Professor Barry Holtz of the Jewish Theological Seminary talks about his new biography of the brilliant and fascinating first-century Rabbi Akiva, a Talmudic hero and one of the most important influences on Jewish history. After his talk, he will sign copies of the book. This event does not require an RSVP and is held at the Yiddish Book Center.
PITTSFIELD SUNS HOME GAME- VS BRISTOL BLUES
Pittsfield, 5 p.m.
Come to the Parkside! Star Wars Night: A Long time ago in a baseball field far, far away... The Pittsfield Suns showed up for a game of baseball to play! Characters will be on hand for photo opportunities, take a picture with them you should! Wahconah Park
EAGLES BAND CONCERT
Adams, 7 p.m.
The Eagles Band of Pittsfield will present a "Concert on a Summer Evening" on the lawn of the Adams Visitors Center on Hoosac Street. The hour-long performance, by the 35-musician Eagles’ Concert Band, is sponsored by the Adams Historical Society. There is no charge for admission. Attendees should bring their own chairs or blankets.
FAMILY FLICKS UNDER THE STAR
Images Cinema's annual outdoor film series, Family Flicks Under the Stars, returns Sundays in July with three classic films: "Rear Window" (July 9), "Clueless" (July 16), and "Finding Nemo" (July 30). All films are free of charge and will be shown on Morgan Lawn, at the top of Spring Street, in the heart of Williamstown. Sunday, July 30 is reserved as a rain date. Audiences are encouraged to bring their own blankets, lawn chairs, bug spray, etc. Concessions will be available onsite. The movies start at sundown, around 8:15 p.m.
‘POSH PICNIC AT TANGLEWOOD’
Lenox, Noon-2:30 p.m.
The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative will hold its fourth annual "Posh Picnic at Tanglewood" with Shed seating to the afternoon Boston Symphony Orchestra Concert. All proceeds from the Posh Picnic benefit BFMC's educational programming. Buy tickets online.
Pittsfield, 5-7 p.m.
The Committee to Elect Peter T. White will hold a meet & greet and campaign fundraiser event at the Tavern at the A on Crane Avenue in Pittsfield. White, an incumbent at-large Pittsfield city councilor, is seeking reelection to his seat in November. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served, and a cash bar will be available. A $10 contribution is suggested.
Adams, 6 to 9 p.m.
Hjinks Nght will be held on Park Street, featuring games, vendors, food and more.
YOGA AT THE CLARK
Williamstown, 9 a.m.
The Clark Art Institute welcomes the public to free weekly yoga classes with instructor Devin Kibbe of North Adams Yoga every Monday morning through Aug. 28. Classes will be held on the Fernández Terrace adjacent to the Clark Center. No registration is required. Suitable for all levels of experience, the classes feature traditional and inspired yoga poses focused on improving strength and mobility. Recommended for ages 14 and up. Dress in comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Rain cancels.
NUTSHELL PLAYHOUSE FAMILY SHOW
W. Stockbridge, 9:30 a.m.
Nutshell Playhouse will present a free live performance for children and families at West Stockbridge Town Hall, 21 State Line Road. The show is a fantasy filled performance of visual and musical delights, featuring a puppet that morphs, a snake that sings, a saw that plays music, tap-dancing, new and old songs and an abundance of silly shenanigans. Performed by Berkshire County Actors Stefanie Weber, Maizy Scarpa and Mark Hohlstein with live music by Don Jordan.
BODY MOVIN' ART WITH ANGEL HEFFERNAN
Stockbridge, 9:30 a.m.
Body Movin' Art Get messy, get moving and get making amazing art! This fun-filled week includes dance painting with our feet, Pollock-inspired moving paintings, making stamped clay puzzles, large-scale finger painting monoprints, and whirling fabric ribbon bands. We will be on our feet playing games, acting out stories, and creating together. Price $210.00 Member Price $180.00 Lesson Info Half Day Camp, July 24-28, M-F 9:30 am-12:30 pm at Berkshire Country Day School, Stockbridge, MA Department Summer Camp (Age 3) Instructors Angel Heffernan First Lesson Mon, Jul 24 2017
- Star Gazing at Notchview Reservation
- Pittsfield Track and Field Games
- Kids 4 Harmony Summer Gala Concert
- TALK | Rabbi Akiva: Sage of the Talmud, with Barry Holtz
- Kids Can Too!
- Landscape Painting with Wednesday Sorokin
- Block Printing on Fabric with Lucie Castaldo
- Jun, 30 - Math Games
- Jun, 29 - A Longstanding Commitment
- Jun, 13 - Rauschenberg: Art & Archives
- Jun, 06 - Two Scoops of Ephs
- Jun, 02 - Reaching New Heights