Saturday, April 21 | Session One 12pm-12:45; Session Two 1pm-2:30pm | Pittsfield YMCA | 292 North Street | 413-499-7650 ext. 11 | Session One $30, Session Two $40
Saturday: Alchemy Initiative's Earth Day Clothes Swap
Alchemy Initiative hosts a gently used clothing-by-the-pound sale, as part of its third-annual Earth Day celebration at Spice Dragon. Shop recycled women's, men's and children's clothing, shoes and accessories. Shoppers can expect a large variety of items, including donations from from Green Eileen and Sideshow Clothing Co.
Saturday, April 21 | Saturday 1pm-4pm | Spice Dragon | 297 North Street | 413-236-9600 | $2 admission; $5 per pound of clothing
Saturday, April 21 | 7pm-10pm | Chameleons Nightclub | 1350 East Street | 413-499-2582 | $8
Saturday: Youth Showcase at the Garage
Berkshire Theatre Group's own Youth Advisory Board presents a night of music and entertainment, featuring local talent from many of the region's high schools, at The Garage, located inside The Colonial Theatre. Musicians featured will include singer/songwriter Katrina Valenti, blues-rock trio The Big Descarte and local rock phenomenon, The Wrong Inspiration.
Saturday, April 21 | 7:30pm | The Colonial Theatre | 111 South Street | 413-997-4444 | $5
Saturday: David Grover at Spice Dragon
Spice Dragon presents David Grover, a popular local musician who performs classic rock covers, including The Beatles (not the kid's version of David Grover!) The performance takes place downstairs in the Dragon Lounge. To listen to David Grover, click HERE.
Saturday, April 21 | 9pm | Spice Dragon | 297 North Street | 413-443-1234 | No cover
Saturday: Whiskey City at the ITAM
The ITAM Lodge presents Whiskey City, for a celebration of the band's invitation to Countryfest 2012. There will also be a collection for donations to Scott Goomba, who lost much of what he owned in a recent fire.
Sunday, April 22 | 2pm-5:30pm | Chameleons Nightclub | 1350 East Street | 413-499-2582 | $7
Sunday: The Lord God Bird: A Work in Progress with George Butler
The Little Cinema presents a special screening of the documentary The Lord God Bird: A Work in Progress with George Butler, never released to theaters. A question-and-answer session with author and photographer Tim Gallagher will follow the screenings.
Tuesday & next Sunday, April 23 & 29 | Tuesday 7pm, Sunday 2pm | Berkshire Museum | 39 South Street | 413-443-7171 | $18, members $16
Thursday: Writing Workshops at BCC
Berkshire Community College invites all to join a new set of writing workshops held on its main campus. Each workshop is separate and taught by Aaron Beatty. Thursday's workshop is on Writing about Childhood. Participants explore childhood memories, poems and prose pieces, and undertake several writing exercises designed to organize their memories into meaningful poems or prose pieces of their own.
Thursday, April 26 | 6pm–9pm | Berkshire Community College | 1350 West Street | 413-236-2127 | $35
Thursday: Abby Lappen at The Marketplace
The Marketplace Café presents Abby Lappen, as part of its regular Thursdays Live! series of music performances. Lappen is a singer-songwriter in the acoustic folk tradition, with strong jazz, rock and blues influences. Whether singing her own songs in concert or popular covers personalized for any gathering, her sweet, smoky voice lends a vibe that is both sexy and soothing.
Thursday, April 26 | 6:30pm-8:30pm | The Marketplace Café | 53 North Street | 413-358-4777 | No cover
Thursday: West Side Story on the Big Screen
Barrington Stage Company salutes the American movie musical with a special film series on the big screen at The Mainstage. This week's feature film is West Side Story, Academy Award winner for Best Picture in 1960.
This landmark musical by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents updates Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to the youth-gang atmosphere of the late 1950s in NYC, featuring the breathtaking choreography of Jerome Robbins. Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn star.
Thursday, April 26 | 7pm | Barrington Stage Company | 30 Union Street | 413-236-8888 | adults $5, kids 13 & under FREE
Thursday: The Real Deal and More Live Music at Chameleons
Chameleons Nightclub presents The Real Deal, Misled Balds, Exovox and Amerikan Citizens for a night of fun and live music.
Thursday, April 26 | 8pm | Chameleons Nightclub | 1350 East Street | 413-499-2582 | $8
Thursday: Larkin Poe with The Shadowboxers at The Garage
The Garage presents Larkin Poe with The Shadowboxers, located inside The Colonial Theatre. Larkin Poe consists of two soulful, singing-and-songwriting sisters from Georgia, who have a knack for storytelling. The Shadowboxers, from Atlanta, have a passion for captivating lyrics, tight harmonies and soulful vocals, with a collective sound that is intelligent and catchy.
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