Come upstreet and discover dozens of local artists on display tonight, from 5pm to 8pm, from Empty Set Projects and the Colonial Theatre on South Street to Shawn's Barbershop and beyond on North Street. Afterwards, stay and enjoy live music, great food, movies and so much more. See you downtown!
The Crowne Plaza hosts the Berkshire Anime and Manga Convention, the first major and large scale anime/manga/comic/gaming convention in the Berkshires. BAMConfeatures Japanese creators of anime and manga, voice actors from anime series, Japanese musical acts, artists, vendors and exhibits, panels, workshops and gaming.
Friday–Sunday, May 4–6 | Crowne Plaza Hotel | 1 West Street | 413-499-2000
Friday: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot: An Evening of Spiritual Jazz
The Zion Lutheran Church presents the Theodicy Jazz Collective performing spiritual jazz for the entire family to enjoy. Located next to the Pittsfield Common park on First Street, bring your kids and take part in this night of inspiring music.
Friday, May 4 | 7pm | 74 First Street | 413-442-3525 | $10 advance, $12 at door, kids FREE
Friday, May 4 | 8pm | Baba Louie's Sourdough Pizza | 34 Depot Street | 413-499-2400 | $20
Friday-Monday: Boy at the Little Cinema
The Little Cinema, located inside the Berkshire Museum, presents the film Boy as part of its weekly screenings of independent and acclaimed films. Boy, directed by Taika Waititi, is a hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age tale about heroes, magic and Michael Jackson.
Friday-Monday, May 4-7 | Friday-Monday 7pm; Monday 1:30pm | Berkshire Museum | 39 South Street | 413-443-7171 | $5
A Night of Rock at Chameleons
Chameleons Nightclub presents Orcumentary, One Bright Day, 100 Demons, Bloodwar and Built for Battle, as part of its regular series of live music performances. Click HERE to listen to ORCumentary.ORCumentary is not your average band; its live performances are an experience which grabs you by the throat and drags you through a portal to a different land.
Friday, May 4 | 7pm-9pm | Chameleons Nightclub | 1350 East Street | 413-499-2582 | 21 years or older $10 advance, $12 at door; under 21 $13 advance, $15 at door
Friday, May 4 | 9pm | The Colonial Theatre | 111 South Street | 413-997-4444 | $15 general admission (includes album download); VIP $25 in advance, $30 at door (includes download & after-party at Y Bar, catered by Mission Bar + Tapas)
Friday & Saturday: Live Music at Spice
Spice Dragon hosts two live music events this weekend, beginning with DJ Alan Wrench on Friday and rock cover band The Blend on Saturday. Late night menus will be available until 12pm.
Friday & Saturday | 9pm | Spice Dragon | 297 North Street | 413-443-1234 | No cover
Friday & Saturday: Live Music at Flavours
Flavours of Malaysia presents Dylan Connor on Friday and Legacyon Saturday, as part of its weekly series of live music performances. Connor is a singer-songwriter whose has translated sensitivity and empathy gained through the recent struggles and breakthroughs into compelling music. Local cover band Legacy performs songs from Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Judas Priest and Metallica, among other classic metal bands. Click HERE to listen to Dylan Connor.
Friday & Saturday, May 4-5 | 10pm | Flavours of Malaysia | 75 North Street | 413-443-3188 | $5
Saturday: It's Not Just For the Birds
The Berkshire Museum presents this cooking demonstration and lunch, as part of its ongoing series of bird exhibits. Birds have some of the most diverse palates of any animal; gourmet caterer, educator and food consultant Anna Gershenson dishes up a delicious lunch, inspired by the diets of our avian counterparts. Click HERE to learn more about Anna Gershenson.
Saturday, May 5 | 12pm | Berkshire Museum | 39 South Street | 413-443-7171 | $18 guests, $16 members
Saturdays, May 5-June 16 | 12:30pm-3:15pm (see above schedule) | Pittsfield YMCA | 292 North Street | 413-499-7650, ext. 33 | $55, $30 YMCA members;youth membership $36; teen membership $15 per month, $50 three months, $180 year
Saturday: Latin Nite at the YMCA
The Pittsfield YMCA is offering Latin dance classes each week, to help you get in shape for the summer and learn a fun skill that will last you a lifetime. Join Rico Correa and Claudia Paredes as they teach you how to dance Salsa in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Classes are taught in club style, not ballroom style. No pre-registration required.
Saturday, May 5 | 5:30pm-6:30pm | Pittsfield YMCA | 292 North Street | 413-329-5523 | $10 per person, $18 per couple
Rebel Alliance at Chameleons Nightclub
Chameleons Nightclub hosts the rock-reggae-jam band Rebel Alliance for a Cinco de Mayo celebration, as part of its regular series of live music performances. Guests are encouraged to dress-to-impress. Doors open at 8pm and they are expecting to reach capacity.
Saturday, May 5 | 8pm | Chameleons Nightclub | 1350 East Street | 413-499-2582 | FREE before 9pm; ladies FREE until 10pm; $5 cover after 9pm for men, after 10pm for ladies
Saturday: Colin Hay at The Colonial
The Colonial Theatre presents Colin Hay, perhaps best known as the lead singer for Men At Work, the platinum selling Australian band that topped worldwide charts in the '80s with anthems like Down Under, Who Can It Be Now and more!
Sunday, May 6 | 3pm | First United Methodist Church | 55 Fenn Street | 413-499-2071 | FREE
Sunday: Eamonn Barry at Mission
Mission Bar + Tapas presents Eamonn Barry, as part of the WordXWordSongwriter's Room. Barry will perform new music and songs from his first three demos. Each Wednesday and Sunday, Mission will feature a talented singer-songwriter within its intimate atmosphere to perform an acoustic live.
Sunday, May 6 | 9pm | Mission Bar + Tapas | 438 North Street | No phone | No cover
Wednesday: Living History: Lecture and Artifacts from Shaker Village
Hancock Shaker Village and The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum present a lecture entitled Living History: Lecture and Artifacts from Shaker Village with Trish Farell. The event is free and open to the public.
Thursday: Arts Educator's Reception at Ferrin Gallery
The Ferrin Galleryand IS183 host a reception to honor K-12 arts educators in the Berkshires. Light fare and beverages will be provided. RSVPs are requested to Brielle Rizzotti, IS183 Program and Marketing Coordinator, by Monday May 7.
The Marketplace Cafe presents its monthly open mic nightfor performers under 21, hosted by Katherine Winston. The second Thursday of every month, The Marketplace invites any and all local talent to share their performing skills in its intimate environment for many to listen to and enjoy.
Thursday, May 10 | 6:30pm–8:30pm | The Marketplace Cafe | 53 North Street | 413-358-4777 | No cover
Thursday: BINGO: The Musical at Taconic
Taconic High School Theatre Department presents BINGO: The Musical by Michael Heitzman and Ilene Reid. Bingo is a splashy, zippy, outrageously-funny new musical. Meet Vern, Honey, and Patsy—three pals that have driven through a terrible storm in the name of their weekly obsession. In between their number calling, strange rituals and fierce competitions, love blossoms and long lost friends reunite.
Thursday, May 10 | 7pm | Taconic High School | 96 Valentine Road | 413-448-9634 | $8
Thursday: Nostalgia at The Garage
The Garage presents a live hip-hop showcase featuring Pittsfield-based group Nostalgia and host DJ Quikmonee, inside The Colonial Theatre. Nostalgia comprised of members DRAMATIC and J.Soul have been performing together for the past 10 years, priding themselves on playing locally-grown hip-hop with a message.
Thursday, May 10 | 10pm | The Colonial Theatre | 111 South Street | 413-997-4444 | $5
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