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Go green at Bousquet's 20th Annual Irish Olympics Slush Run on Saturday from 10 a.m. until late.

Cultural Pittsfield This Week: March 17-23

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March 17 - March 23, 2017
Go green at Bousquet's 20th Annual Irish Olympics Slush Run on Saturday from 10 a.m. until late. The Slush Run begins at 2 p.m., but there's so much more all day long, including a Cookie Race and a Cardboard Box Race for kids; Obstacle Course Races for kids and adults, a concert with Lady Di & The Dukes, skiing until 8 p.m., and a Torch Light Parade followed by a fireworks spectacular to wrap up the fun. 

The band Critical Mass kicks things off the night before, on Friday, March 17 (St. Patrick's Day!) at 8 p.m. See the website for a full schedule!
Celebrate a Friday St. Patty's Day with an epic pub crawl around North Street. There will be some snazzy score cards and a very special prize for the 2017 winner!

Proceeds & donations will be going towards a 'Random Acts of Kindness' Fund.

Cost: $5 (cash) charge for each scorecard 

There is more Saint Paddy's Day fun at Patrick's Pub all day long.  Click here for more. 
Berkshire Theatre Group presents Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years at The Colonial Theatre. Songwriter Jimmy Webb has had chart-topping hits in a range of genres over the last 50 years, but perhaps even more enduring are his hits with Glen Campbell, which include "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston" and many others. 8 p.m. $25/$35/$45.
FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Critical Mass at Bousquet | FRI Zev Jarrett Band at Hotel on North | FRI Mr. Doubtfire at Mission | FRI Hotshot Hillbillies at The A | FRI Shyne at Casey's | SAT Latin Night at The Whit | SAT Misty Blues at Rainbow | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE Craft on North at Hotel on North | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds at The Colonial
The Berkshire Athenaeum announces new services targeted to families with children on the autism spectrum. Sensory Story Time is customized to the children's needs, and includes prompts to provide a tangible way for children to follow a story line and a structure that helps with transition from one activity to the next. 
The Children's Library has a new collection of sensory tools, including fidget toys and related items, for play in the library. Fidget toys, shaped as small frogs, balls or other simple configurations, can be calming and promote focus, decrease stress and increase tactile awareness. Soft and cuddly weighted plush snakes are filled with 4 pounds of beads and can be hung on a child's shoulders or coiled in their lap, providing calming pressure.
FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum SAT Imagination Playground at Berkshire Athenaeum SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Athenaeum MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum THU WeeMuse: Parent/Child STEM at Berkshire Museum THU Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum
Berkshire Yoga, Dance & Fitness presents a 4-week beginners' ballroom dancing class with instructor Ron Tritto on Fridays from 7-8 p.m. Approach the dance floor with confidence after learning how to foxtrot and waltz. No experience necessary. Pre-registration is required. $55.
TUE Reiki Level 1 Class at Berkshire Community College | WED Run to North at Hotel on North
Saucy Palette will hold a benefit painting party at the Tavern at The A from 4-7 p.m. Create your own masterpiece with step-by-step instruction from artist/instructor Stephanie Quetti. Paint four birds on a branch and choose your own background color. All proceeds go to send Keiland Cross and Joseph Wiggins on a trip to Spain to play in a basketball tournament against top Spanish clubs. $35. The kitchen and bar will be open for cocktails and food.
FRI Create Your Own Outdoor Beverage Table at The Funky Phoenix SAT Beginner Earring Class at Yummy Treasures | SAT Paint Party to Benefit Truth Tabernacle Pentecostal at Berkshire Paint & Sip | TUE Craft on North at Hotel on North 
The Pittsfield Repair Cafe kicks off its 2017 season in the St. Stephen's Church basement (entrance on Allen St.)! Volunteers are ready to give advice on and fix clothing, small electrical appliances including lamps and vacuums, bicycles, crockery, toys and more! Free!
FRI-SAT Friends Book Sale at Berkshire Athenaeum | FRI-SUN The Whale by Town Players at The Whit | FRI+ Spring Sleepwear Sale at The Outlet at Pine Cone Hill | SUN Brunch & Cabaret at Polish Falcons Club |
Spring Equinox Community Crafting Celebration at Rogue Yoga |
Permaculture Night at Shire City Sanctuary |
Open Space & Recreation Public Input Meeting at Town Hall |
Pittsfield Green Drinks at J. Allen's |
Town Players "Panache" Auditions at The Whit
FRI Create Your Own Outdoor Table at Funky Phoenix

The Funky Phoenix, at 441 North St., invites you to create your own salvaged wood, 4-hole outdoor beverage table. This table is perfect for the backyard, picnics, the lawn at Tanglewood, or as a unique gift. 6-8 p.m. $20.
FRI-SAT Docent-led Tours of Tell Me More Exhibit at Berkshire Museum SAT Beginner Earring Class at Yummy Treasures SAT Decluttering Workshop at Wellness Underground SUN Parent Workshop at Temple Anshe MON Lecture on the History of Law in American Film & TV at Berkshire Athenaeum MON Drum Class at The Lichtenstein | TUE Reiki Level 1 Class at BCC | THU Mumbet's Walk to Freedom at Knesset Israel
Things To Come
at The Little Cinema

A passionate middle-aged philosophy professor (Isabelle Huppert) rethinks her already much-examined life after an unforeseen divorce. Huppert won several nominations and awards for her performance in this film.

See What's New at The Beacon Cinema
Five things to remember about the new downtown parking system:
1. Always enter your license plate number - even for the FREE first 30 minutes.
2. On-street parking is $1 per hour; lot parking is 50 cents per hour. There are also nearly 400 free parking spaces on the city's side streets.
3. You can pay by coin, credit card, or by downloading the Passport parking app.
4. You do not need to display the parking receipt on your dashboard.
5. Parking is FREE on evenings and weekends!
What's Showing at The Licht
Pittsfield's city-owned community arts center, the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, features nine working artist studios, a ceramics studio, a community room and an art gallery with changing exhibitions, classes, performances + more! 

28 Renne Ave. | Hours Wed-Sat 11am-4pm  
The Berkshire Art Association (BAA) College Fellowship Show features the work of Berkshire County residents enrolled as art majors at any college in the country, as well as non-residents currently majoring in art at a Berkshire County college. Prizes will be awarded to students whose work is selected. The mission of the BAA is to connect artists and the community in order to inspire creativity and increase access to the visual arts.


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