The Outlet at Pine Cone Hill, part of The Annie Selke Companies of Pittsfield, is hosting its first-ever rug sale this weekend. Featuring discontinued styles and seconds of Dash & Albert Rug Company area rugs, the sale will offer up to 90% off suggested retail prices. A highlight of this special sale will be large rugs—9'-by-12' and 10'-by-14' sizes—which are not usually on display. Sales are final, and no other discounts apply, but gift certificates may be used.
Friday-Monday, August 30-September 2 | Fri, Sat & Mon 10am-5pm Sun 12pm-4pm | The Outlet at Pine Cone Hill | 125 Pecks Road | 413-496-9700 | NO COVER
Shakespeare & Company comes to Pittsfield for the world premiere of Kaufman's Barbershop, performed at Upstreet Barbers. In 1925, the children of Jewish immigrants had moved out of Yiddish speaking neighborhoods into America's mainstream. Three high spirited businessmen meet regularly at the barbershop to socialize and find themselves enmeshed in the lives of an immigrant Irish manicurist and an African-American shoeshine boy with literary aspirations.
Friday & Sunday August 30 & September 1 | 8pm | Upstreet Barbers | 442 North Street | 413-637-3353 | $30
Having recently declared bankruptcy, Martin Bonner has just uprooted his life to Reno from the East Coast, where he volunteers helping prisoners transition to freedom. Recently released after 12 years in prison and now in the transition program, Travis Holloway is sent back into the world bankrupt of self-esteem as well as of a normal life. To their surprise their lives and stories begin to converge as they find that they have much in common.
Friday-Monday, August 30-September 2 | Fri-Sat 7pm Mon 2pm & 7pm | Little Cinema at the Berkshire Museum | 39 South Street | 413-443-7171 | $5 Members $7.50 Non Members
In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, famous authors and frenemies, meet in Hollywood at the notorious Garden of Allah apartment complex. A humorous and heated exchange ensues about the cost of love, friendship and the price of being a writer. Mark St. Germain is a BSC Associate Artist and the playwright of BSC's 2012 hit play Dr. Ruth, All the Way(playing at Hartford's TheaterWorks this summer), the acclaimed 2011 BSC production of The Best of Enemies, and the 2009/2010 BSC smash hit Freud's Last Session.
Through September 29 | Dates and times vary | Barrington Stage Company | 30 Union Street | 413-236-8888 | $40+
Celebrate the next generation of ridiculously talented musical theatre writers with two-time Tony Award-winner William Finn with Elizabeth Stanley and Alysha Umphress from the BSC's acclaimed 2013 musical On the Town!. Emerging composers and lyricists are paired up and given far-fetched assignments. Their interpretations, coupled with Mr. Finn's critiques, yield an uproarious evening of new stand-alone songs.
Friday-Saturday, August 30-31 | 8pm | Barrington Stage Company | 30 Union Street | 413-236-8888 | $25-$35
The Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market features fresh, locally grown food, local artisans, food trucks and much more every Saturday! 20+ farmers and artisans sell fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, meats, cheeses, baked goods, flowers, cutting boards, jewelry, pottery and more. Plus this Saturday the Pittsfield-based Ancient Language Collection will be selling locally made yoga wear!
Saturdays Through October 26 | 9am-1pm | Parking Lot across from The Common | 120 First Street | 413-443-6501 | FREE & family friendly!
Andy Kelly and the Jazz Ambassadors will be performing live on the patio at Bousquet during their customer appreciation weekend. The waterslides, activity pool and mini golf are open all day all weekend long with $10 waterslide tickets Sunday and Monday.
Saturday, August 31| Park Open 10am-5pm Live Music 1pm-3pm | Bousquet Mountain | 101 Dan Fox Drive | 413-442-8316 | NO COVER
Pretend to be a mad scientist performing thrilling – and fun – science experiments! All experiments are kid-safe and can be recreated using items found in almost any kitchen. Free with museum admission; registration is required.
Saturday, August 31 | 11am | Berkshire Museum | 39 South Street | 413-443-7171 | FREE with Museum admission
Duffy and Erin are an acoustic duo with their own unique rhythm. Michael Duffy plays guitar, and the two harmonize to hits ranging from Journey and the Eagles to Adele and Jason Mraz. Join them for an end of the summer singalong!
Saturday, August 31 | 7:30pm | PortSmitt's Lakeway Restaurant | 370 Pecks Road | 413-236-5727 | NO COVER
An opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, adapted from a novel by Alexandre Dumas. The beautiful but frail demi-mondaine, Violetta Valéry, meets the well-born Alfredo Germont, and for love of him abandons her feverish life of pleasure. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Sunday & Tuesday, September 1 & 3 | Sun 2pm Tues 7pm | Berkshire Museum | 39 South Street | 413-443-7171 | $18 $16 Members
Dancing Lessons is a new play by Mark St. Germain (pictured left, the author of Freud's Last Session, Doctor Ruth All the Way, and more.) Dancing Lessons centers around a young man with high-functioning autism (Asperger's syndrome) as he tries to navigate a relationship with a Broadway dancer, now sidelined with injuries. She learns how to deal with her disabilities while he gets a glimpse of the emotional and transformational power of dance. There will be a post-show discussion with the cast, playwright and director following the reading.
Sunday, September 1 | 7pm | Barrington Stage Company | 30 Union Street | 413-236-8888 | $15
A Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter, Jason has been writing and recording since 2003 when he released his first full length album Long Way Down. Since then, he's spent his time touring and releasing subsequent albums before settling down long enough to make Radio Dial. His music has been called scrappy, with a raw sound, evocative of roots-based albums like Lucinda Williams' Car Wheels On A Gravel Road or Wilco's Sky Blue Sky.
Sunday, September 1 | 8pm | Mission Bar + Tapas | 438 North Street | NO PHONE | NO COVER
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in downtown Pittsfield's Upstreet Cultural District hosts a series of pottery classes led by Jim Horsford. This six-week program will take people of any experience level through a step-by-step process on how to create pots, mugs and bowls using clay on the pottery wheel. Everyone comes away with beautiful glazed work!
Tuesday & Thursday, September 3 & 5 | 6:30pm-9pm | Lichtenstein Center for the Arts | 28 Renne Ave. | 413-243-3261 | #220
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