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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Sept. 1-7

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Enjoy more than a dozen different art shows featuring work by more than 20 accomplished regional artists in Pittsfield's bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First Fridays Artswalk and all month long!
 
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts will host Illuminated Broadsides: Word & Image, curated by Julio Grandawith a soft opening from 5-8 p.m.

Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. will host a solo show by Pat Most for one night only, from 5-8 p.m. at its headquarters at 33 Dunham Mall.
In most venues, artists will be present from 5-8 p.m. A free guided tour begins at 5 p.m. at the Intermodal Center @ BRTA, 1 Columbus Ave.
 
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE
Barrington Stage Company welcomes back Joe Iconis and his tribe of musical theatre misfits to take over the Mainstage. They'll make it clear why The New York Times calls them "The Future of Musical Theatre," with songs that make you laugh, cry, scream and drink. 8 p.m. 
Plus... 
FRI Satellite Shine at Hotel on North | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Bad Habits at The Rusty Anchor | FRI Berkshire Opera Festival at The Colonial | SAT Latin Night & Ladies' Styling Workshop at Itam Lodge | SAT Gina Coleman & Ben Kohn at Balderdash Cellars | SAT Billy Wylder at Mission | SAT Hotshot Hillbillies at The Rusty Anchor | SUN Kalichstein Laredo Robinson Trio at South Mountain Concerts | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE Craft on North Turns 1 at Hotel on North | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow
 
FAMILY FRIENDLY
 

Berkshire Children & Families invites dads and kids in grades K-5 to a free indoor/outdoor activity group. Snacks, games, activities and local transportation provided. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 480 West Street.
Plus...  
FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum | SAT WeeMuse: Art Lab at Berkshire Museum | SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum | MON Pre-school Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE Grandparents Day at Hancock Shaker Village | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum | THU Farm Friends at Hancock Shaker Village
 
WELLNESS
 
Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness presents a FREE Barre Sculpt Class with Tanya Grillon from 7-8 a.m. This class will tone and sculpt your entire body, improve your posture, and increase your flexibility. Great for all fitness levels and the music will energize you through this workout.
Plus... 
TUE Fall Into Fitness 8-Week Class Begins at Berkshire Yoga Dance | WED New Candlelight Yoga Class at Berkshire Yoga Dance | THU New Vinyasa Yoga Class at Berkshire Yoga Dance
 
PERFORMANCE
The winner of 7 Tony Awards, Stephen Sondheim's musical is a wildly funny look at relationships. Over a series of dinner parties, dates and conversations with friends, the perennially single Bobby (Aaron Tveit) attempts to understand the pros and cons of marriage and the meaning of the word "commitment." At BSC's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage now until Sept. 10.
Plus... 
FRI-SUN Georgie at Barrington Stage | TUE Town Players Auditions at BCC
 
GET CREATIVE
 
The Funky Phoenix, located at 441 North St., invites you to choose your own project to work on. Make a wren house, a shelf with hooks, an arrow sign, or a 2-hole or 4-hole Tangle-wood table. 6-8 p.m. 
Plus... 
TUE Craft on North Turns 1 at Hotel on North
 
COMMUNITY

The Outlet at Pine Cone Hill will once again hold its Labor Day Weekend Rug Tent Sale, with discontinued and seconds of Dash & Albert rugs at up to 90% off. Plus in-store rugs will be discounted an additional 25% off the last price listed, excluding Final Sale and Clearance rugs.
Plus...
SAT A Walk with Thoreau at Hancock Shaker Village SUN Domingo Brunch with Moonshine Holler at Dottie's | TUE Town Players Auditions at BCC | WED Art Workshop for Older Adults at NuArts | WED Dogs on North at Hotel on North
The Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the First Street Common! 

This Saturday, find out how you can win a $25 gift card to the market, shopkid-preneurs Izzy and Grace's handmade soy Shire Fire Candlesand enjoy live music with Lee Rogers from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 
LEARN
SAT Treating Lyme with Herbs at Lyme Alliance
 
Lyme Alliance of the Berkshires welcomes Talus Wood Farm, a local ally who are striving to make herbal applications for Lyme more locally accessible. They'll discuss their work, share samples and take part in an open discussion with attendees. Refreshments and free info available. 1:30 p.m.
Plus... 
 
FILM
Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. As the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance.
 
 
ONGOING
See What's New at The Beacon Cinema
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 and more! 

28 Renne Ave. | Open Wednesday - Saturday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts presents Illuminated Broadsides: Word & Image, curated by Julio Granda. There will be a soft opening during First Fridays Artswalk on Friday, Sept. 1 from 5-8 p.m., with an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 8 from 5-7 p.m.

In this exhibition, at least 25 poets and artists have collaborated to create works of art that incorporate a variety of printing methods - letter press/offset/silkscreen/inkjet - to achieve an unusual but beautiful marriage of word and image.
 
INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARKING METER PLAN
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!
 

 

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