A great night for a great cause! The evening includes live music by the Jeff King Band, hors d'oeuvres from Mazzeo's Ristorante, a live auction, dance and costume contests and more. Raffle prizes include dinner once a month for a year at Mazzeo's, a necklace from Charland Jewelers and a dining and shopping package. All proceeds benefit the Go Girl fund forGirls Inc. of the Berkshires.
Friday, January 18 | 6pm | Gladys AllenBrigham Center | 165 East Street | 413-442-5174 | $50
Set in iconic New York City, this is the story of four musicians bound together by their passion for music and long years of working together. When their patriarch, Peter, is diagnosed with a terminal illness, the repercussions hit the group deeper than they could imagine. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Friday-Monday, January 18-21 | Fri-Mon 7pm Mon 1:30pm | Little Cinema at the BerkshireMuseum | 39 South Street | 413-443-7171 | $5
A student of voice from age 4, Tony Lee Thomas'vocal endeavors have included classical technique, various choral ensembles, even barbershop and doo-wop quartets. His wealth of performance experience lends him the ability to connect with audiences from intimate and poignant solo performances to momentous full-blown commanding vamps with his rock band, the Tony Lee Thomas Band. For adults 21 and over. Click here to listen.
Friday, January 18 | 9:30pm | Flavours ofMalaysia | 75 North Street | 413-443-3188 | $5
Learn the true story of bats during Berkshire Museum'spresentation of Bats: Creatures of the Night, from January 19 to May 12, 2013. Some people think of bats as scary, squeaky, night-flying creatures, but these hugely misunderstood flying mammals don't deserve their bad reputation: in reality, bats are gentle animals that play an extremely important role in the environment. At the opening day of Bats: Creatures of the Night you can enjoy an afternoon of batty activities appropriate for all ages, from experimenting with echolocation to a Museum-wide extinction scavenger hunt. Click here for a full Opening Day Schedule.
Saturday, January 19 | 10am-7pm | BerkshireMuseum | 39 South Street | 413-443-7171 | $13 adult; $6 child; Museum members & children 3 and under FREE Admission FREE after 5pm
There are a few spots open for this weekend's Potholder Rug Workshop with Crispina ffrench!Spend a day in the studio and learn all the details and tricks to making beautiful Potholder Rugs. Each student will end the day with a 30"x40" rug they have made to take home. The use of all tools and materials for the day are included in tuition. Pre-registration required.
Saturday, January 19 | 10am-4:30pm | ShireCity Sanctuary | 40 Melville Street | 413-441-9766 | $175
What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike that needs repair? Or with a pair of pants when a seam rips? Or a partially dysfunctional umbrella? Throw it away? Certainly not! The Pittsfield Resilience Circle is organizing the Berkshires' first ever Repair Café. Various repair persons will be available to fix small appliances, clothing and other fabric items, bicycles, toys, small furniture items, computers, and so on. First come, first served, no charge!
Saturday, January 19 | 1pm-5pm | St. Stephen's Church basement | 67 East Street |413-212-8589 | FREE
Dividing the Skyline returns to the Berkshires and they're bringing their modern pop sounds with them. If you like Angels & Airwaves, Lacerda, Rosedaleor Reason 837 definitely check them out! Also appearing will be local rock n' rollers On the Shoulders of Giants and Nice Try Kid.
Saturday, January 19 | 5pm | Chameleon's Nightclub | 1350 East Street | 413-499-2582 | 21+ $5 18-20 $8
Blueberry Buckle is a family affair with Cate Byrne on violin, Savannah Byrne on drums, & their father, Tom Byrne, on guitar, bass, & the occasional wind instrument. They embrace a variety of traditions including old time, blues, jazz, Irish, & a little rock & roll.
Saturday, January 19 | 6:30pm–8:30pm | The Marketplace Cafe | 53 North St. | 413-358-4777 | No cover
Come see talented young artists from across the Berkshires show off their skills. There will be singers, poets, bands, and more! Doors are open for entry from 6:30-7pm (doors will be closed during the event from 7-9pm). Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Saturday, January 19 | 7pm-9pm | Barrington Stage Company Mr. Finn's Cabaret | 36 Linden Street | 413-997-6117 | FREE
T Bone Daddy is a rockin' blues trio. Influenced by blues legends like Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton, coupled with new flavors of artists like John Mayer and Joe Bonamassa. ½ price appetizers until 9 pm.
Saturday, January 19 | 9pm | Underground Pub | 1 West Street | 413-553-2257 | $5
Every month on the third Sunday, you're invited to join the monthly free jazz jam at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts. Sit back and enjoy an afternoon full of great music or bring your instrument and join in!
Every third Sunday | 3pm-5pm | LichtensteinCenter for the Arts | 28 Renne Avenue | 413-499-9348 | FREE
Jon Sands was big at the WordXWord Festival in 2012. He is a teacher and performer who has performed and led workshops at universities and arts organizations both nationally and internationally. He is Director of Poetry Education Programming at the Positive Health Project in Manhattan and a Youth Mentor with Urban Word-NYC. His work has been published in numerous journals and his book "The New Clean” was published by Write Bloody Press in 2011.
Tuesday, January 22 | 8pm | Y Bar | 391 North Street | No Phone | $5
Give yourself a 45-minute break to release the morning's tensions. Take a few deep breaths, stretch a few muscles, calm a racing mind. Allow the rest of your day to be more enjoyable and easier to manage. Go back to work feeling refreshed and more productive. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat and water bottle.
Ampersand interprets music from the folk and old-tyme American traditions on modern instruments with treasured songs and lively instrumentals. The core ofAmpersand is Beth Lawton and Dick Hogle, whose duo work shines with the spark of vocal harmonies and a shared musical sensibility. They will be joined by bass player and tenor Chuck Irose.
Thursday, January 24 | 6:30pm–8:30pm | The Marketplace Cafe | 53 North St. | 413-358-4777 | No cover
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