Facilitated by Carol Stroll, Moments House offers a free workshop in poetry to help those impacted by a cancer diagnosis in any way cope. There is no judgment and no expectations during these workshops. Poetry can serve as a guide to self-knowledge; this workshop is meant to help utilize that.
Fridays in January | 3pm-4pm | Moments House | 194 Fenn Street | 413-443-6800 | Free
In Another Country stars legendary French actressIsabelle Huppert in the first English-language film from South Korean master Hong Sang-soo. In a triptych of overlapping stories, three different French women (a filmmaker, an adulterer and a divorcee — Huppert, Huppert and… Huppert) visit a small Korean resort town and encounter a flirtatious director, a lovestruck lifeguard and far too much soju. In Another Country is an effortless, laugh-out-loud comedy that plays like a lost French New Wave classic.
Friday-Monday, January 11-14 | Fri-Mon 7pm + Mon 1:30pm | Berkshire Museum | 39 South Street | 413-443-7171 | $5
There are a couple spots open for the Sweater Chop Shop, taught by renowned artist and green entrepreneur Crispina ffrench. Leave with a sweater that you made from start to finish in JUST ONE day! Tuition includes the use of all tools and materials. No experience necessary. Pre-registration required.
Saturday, January 12 | 10am-4:30pm | Shire City Sanctuary | 40 Melville Street | 413-441-9766 | $175
Toot your own horn during the free Open House atBerkshire Music School. There will be an opportunity for you and your children to check out all kinds of instruments at the instrument petting zoo, see what music classes are available and meet some of the faculty members. Refreshments will be served.
Saturday, January 12 | 10am-12pm | Berkshire Music School | 30 Wendell Avenue | 413-442-1411 | FREE
The Marketplace Cafe hosts its monthly young artist night each month, inviting any and all local talent 21 years old and younger to share their performing skills in its intimate environment for many to listen to and enjoy. Come check out the talents of the next generation! Katherine Winston will emcee.
Saturday, January 12 | 6:30pm–8:30pm | The Marketplace Cafe | 53 North St. | 413-358-4777 | No cover
Virginia's Americana Alex Culbreth & the Dead Country Starsmake their first Berkshire County appearance, they're joined by Leap the Dips(formerly Deafened By Love) and Albany'sReaLation. 18+ with ID (no exceptions)
Saturday, January 12 | 8pm | Chameleon's Nightclub | 1350 East Street | 413-499-2582 | 21+ $5 18-20 $8
Enjoy a trio of bar room rockers mixing up rock, blues, country, funk and soul. Their full sound comes out with high energy danceable rocking covers, along with originals that will have you shaking your tail feathers. For adults 21 and over.
Saturday, January 12 | 9:30pm | Flavours of Malaysia | 75 North Street | 413-443-3188 | $5
First staged in St Petersburg in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty is the pinnacle of classical ballet: a perfect marriage of Petipa's choreography and Tchaikovsky's music and a glorious challenge for every dancer onstage. It is also The Royal Ballet's signature work.
Sunday & Tuesday, January 13 & 15 | Sun 2pm Tues 7pm | Berkshire Museum | Little Cinema | 39 South Street | 413-443-7171 | $12.50 Members $14 Non-Members
It's back! This open mic hosted by Gabriel Squailia is for those who wish to share poetry or short prose, either of their own or of others. In-person signups begin one hour prior to the event – first come, first served.
Tuesday, January 15 | 8pm | Y Bar | 391 North Street | No Phone | No Cover
The Berkshire Athenaeum invites any school aged LEGO enthusiast to share ideas and creative energy during the monthly LEGO Club. Meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month, and this month's theme is rocket ships and outer space. Enjoy an hour of socializing with other LEGO fans, listening to music, using your imagination and sharing your ideas with your peers.
3rd Wednesdays of month | 3:30pm-4:30pm | Berkshire Athenaeum | One Wendell Avenue |413-499-9480, ext.5 | FREE
Local author Bob Reiss spent three years traveling to the US high north to tell the story of The Eskimo and the Oil Man. It is toldthrough the eyes of two men, one an Inupiat Eskimo leader on Alaska's North Slope, the other the head of Shell Oil's Alaska Venture, which seeks to drill for oil offshore in 2013. Their tale is set against the background of an undersea land rush in the Arctic, of Russian bombers appearing off Alaska's coasts recently, of rapid changes in ice that will effect millions of sea mammals and affect the day-to-day lives of every American.
Wednesday, January 16 | 7pm | Berkshire Museum | 39 South Street | 413-230-7321 | $5/ students free
Moments House offers an Art Journal Workshopas a way to express oneself through writing and art at the same time. This creative process pulls together a variety of materials to create mixed-media art including, drawing, doodles, collage, paint, stamping. Free and open to anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis in any way, at any time. No previous art experience needed.
Thursdays in January | 1pm-3pm | Moments House | 194 Fenn Street | 413-443-6800 | FREE
Ryan Foss has been described as an "old soul” with youthful exuberance who plays in the tradition of the poet troubadour. His songs are filled with layers of chords, combined with hooks and rhythms, plus tinges of afro-beats and jazzy surf riffs. His musical influences range from Woody Guthrie, Leonard Cohen, and Bob Dylan to Jack Johnson, Wilco, and David Gray.
Thursday, January 17 | 6:30pm-8:30pm | The Marketplace Cafe | 53 North St. | 413-358-4777 | NO COVER
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