10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival Continues Through Sunday

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10X10 Upstreet Continues Through Sunday!

There's so much happening we couldn't fit it all in one email,so this is part TWO of your guide to the 2nd annual 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival in downtown Pittsfield's Upstreet Cultural District. Click HERE for a handy printable day-by-day guide to the 70+ events during the 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival. Special events listed first, followed by ongoing events. See you upstreet!

Through Sunday, February 24 | 413-499-9348 | Upstreet Cultural District | downtown Pittsfield

Monday-Saturday: 10X10 Spoken Word Poetry at Y Bar!

Tonight Albany spoken word poets take the stage: Kevin PetersonJill CrammondMojavi (pictured left), Dan WilcoxShannon ShoemakerAlgorhythm,and Thom Francis. Tuesday, it's open mic, WednesdayMelissa Quirk, Thursday Lady Nakeida, FridayMarie-Elizabeth Mali, and Saturday Joanna HoffmanFeed your head!

Monday-Saturday, February 18-23| 8pm | Y Bar | 391 North Street | No cover

Tuesday: Pecha Kucha + 10X10 RAP Preview!

What's Pecha Kucha? Think of a fast-paced, offbeat, often hilarious grownup game of show & tell, and you'll be close! Participants have 20 slides and 20 seconds each to tell you about something they are passionate about. And get a sneak preview of the 10"x10" artist masterpieces that could be yours for just $25 at Wednesday's 10X10 Real Art Party fundraiser.

Tuesday, February 19 | 7pm | Berkshire Museum | 39 South Street | 413-443-7171 | $5/free for Museum members, artist donors

Wednesday: 10X10 Real Art Party!

Over 100 10"x10" original works of art have been donated by local artists to support the next generation of young artists in the Berkshires! Every piece is going to find a new home Wednesday night at the Berkshire Museum. Just buy a ticket (or 2) for $25 & you'll go home with an original work of art! (Which one? It all depends when your number is drawn...) Don't miss the fun!

Wednesday, February 2o | 5:30pm-9pm | Berkshire Museum | 39 South Street | Free to attend; $25 per ticket for artwork drawing

Thursday-Sunday: 10x10n10 Performance

Enjoy a vibrant journey through the decades of women's lives through the many voices of local writers, engagingly performed by four actors.A collaboration between WAM Theatre and Alchemy Initiative, there's also a companion art show in the back gallery with artists ranging from 8 to 90 years old! The art show is free and open every evening.

Thursday- Sunday, February 21-24 | 6pm performance | Y Bar | North Street | $10

Thursday & Friday: 10 Singer-Songwriters Under 30

The Marketplace Café presents two evenings of 10 of the best local singer/songwriters under the age of 30, five each night. Thursday, it's Christine Bile (pictured left), Walter Burmer Jessica Storie, Jordan Franklin and Ryan Foss. Friday enjoy Sarah Belitz, Katherine Winston, Seth Stambovsky, Molly Durnin, & Chris Vecchia.

Thursday & Friday, February 21-22 | 6:30pm | The Marketplace Café | 53 North Street | 413-358-4777 | No cover

Thursday & Sunday: Smartphone Film Festival

The Berkshire International Film Festival and the Beacon Cinema team up once for the Smartphone Film Festival—featuring both local entries and selections from the international Iphone Film Festival!

Thursday & Sunday, February 21 & 24 | Thurs 7pm, Sun 2pm | Beacon Cinema | 57 North Street | 413-358-4780 | FREE

Through Sunday: 10X10 New Play Festival

Barrington Stage Company host an evening of ten new 10-minute plays by 10 playwrights, featuring seven dynamite actors. Featured playwrights are John C. Davenport, Jacqueline Goldfinger (BSC's 2012 10×10 New Play Festival), Donna Hoke, Brett Hursey, Christopher Innvar, James McLindon, Martha Patterson, Craig Pospisil, Amelia Roper and Aurin Squire. Directed by Julianne Boyd, Christopher Innvar,  Frank La Frazia and Kristen van Ginhoven. A huge hit & sellout last year!

Thursday-Sunday, February 14-March 3 | Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm; Sat/Sun at 3pm |  | Sydelle & Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center | 36 Linden St | 413-236-8888 | $20 Thurs, Sat/Sun matinees; $25 Fri/Sat nights; $15 on 2/14

Saturday: 10X10 Comedy Show #2

Last Saturday's 10X10 Comedy Show was standing room only, so get your tickets early for #2. The show features ten minutes each from nine of the best local and regional comedians from western Massachusetts, Albany, Connecticut, Boston Metro, and Rhode Island plus a full set from headliner Nick Vatterott (at left) who has appeared in his own Comedy Central half-hour special, and on Conan, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and more. 18+. Cabaret seating + bar. Advance tickets here or at Spice Dragon.

Saturday, February 23 | doors open 7:30pm, show begins 8pm | Spice Dragon upstairs | 297 North Street | 413-443-1234 | $13/$9 with meal at SPice Dragon or for 3 or more tickets

Every Day: Family Fun at Berkshire Museum 

We wanted to be sure everyone gets to enjoy the 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival day and night, so we've teamed up with the Berkshire Museum, who are offering 10 days of adventurous, imaginative play in the Crane Room. With the use of readily available and recyclable materials like boxes, paints and more, your child can be the visionary of his or her own play environment.!

Through Sunday, February 24 | Mon-Sat 11am-3pm, Sun 12pm-3pm | Berkshire Museum | 39 South St | 413-443-7171 | $13 adult; $6 child; Museum members & children 3 & under FREE

Tuesday-Friday: Teen Ten Art Show 

A group of Miss Hall's School students organized an exhibit entitled the Teen Ten, a juried show with a twist: online voting! The show will be displayed in Pittsfield's City Hall throughout the festival. 

Tuesday-Friday, February 19-22 | 8:30am-4pm | Pittsfield City Hall | 70 Allen Street (corner of Fenn Street) | 413-499-9348 | FREE

Through Sunday: 10X10X$10 Art Projects!

Bisque, Beads & Beyond offers 10 fun projects for people of all ages. From creating sun catchers to crafting jewelry, there is a project for everyone to enjoy in this special series of events, and each are only $10. Click here for a list of the projects featured each day!

Through Sunday, February 24 | 11am-4pm | Bisque, Beads & Beyond | 141 North Street | 413-442-9300 | $10

Wednesday-Saturday: TEN SPOT Art Exhibit

TEN SPOT is back! The 2nd annual invitational art show features ten of the best artists in the Berkshires, including Tina SotisPaul GraubardJoshua FieldEric Korenman, Jarvis RockwellC. Ryder Cooley (at left), Michael Boroniec, Susan Hartung, Joel Curran and Maggie Mailer

Wednesday-Saturday, February 20-23 | noon-5pm | Lichtenstein Center for the Arts | 28 Renne Avenue | 413-499-9348 | FREE

Through Sunday: Gallery 25 Art Show

Gallery 25 hosts an exhibit featuring 10 of the Berkshire's best visual arts exhibiting one work apiece. The exhibiting artists are Marguerite Bride, Daniel Brody, Joan Palano Ciofli (at left), Jackie Kearns, Lorraine Klagsbrun, Pat Hogan, Gerard Natale, Carolyn Newberger, Franco Pellegrino and Scott Taylor. 

Through Sunday, February 24 | noon-5pm | Gallery 25 | 25 Union Street | FREE

Sunday: Ten Improvised Musicals!

Enjoy an afternoon of laughter Sunday afternoon with the Royal Berkshire Improv Troupe at the Garage at the Colonial Theatre. With help from musicianCarleton Maaia, they will be creating ten on-the-spot musicals and LOTS of fun providing the greatest spontaneous musical theatre ever seen!

Sunday, February 24 | 3pm | The Garage | The Colonial Theatre | 111 South Street | 413-997-4444 | $10

Friday: Ten Shaker Songs & Dances!

Come to TREEHOUSE Children's Boutique Friday morning and learn fun Shaker songs and dances from the good folks at Hancock Shaker Village. Plus enjoy a historical photography exhibit for families entitled 10×10 Shaker Faces. Learn a little about their lives and see if you can compare them to your life today.

Ten Shaker Songs & Dances: Friday, February 22 | 10am | FREE

Exhibit: Through Saturday, February 24 | Tues-Thur 10am-5pm, Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm | TREEHOUSE Children's Boutique | 305 North Street | 413-344-4435 | FREE

Thanks to everyone who made 10X10 possible!

Big thanks to our lead sponsor Berkshire Gas for their generous support and to our wonderful other sponsors, including Greylock Federal Credit Union, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Berkshire Magazine, Berkshire Eagle, Lamar Advertisingand more! And THANK YOU to all the terrific artists, performers, businesses and arts organizations who came together to make this happen!

Don't forget to click and print your day-by-day calendar of 10X10 events...


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