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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Sept. 15-21

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Next Thursday, Sept. 21 is 3rd Thursday - Walk a Mile!
The 7th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes benefit for the Elizabeth Freeman Center will be the main feature of this season's last 3rd Thursday. Registration begins at 5 p.m. at Persip Park (at the corner of North St. and Columbus Ave.) and the walk begins at 6 p.m.
 
In addition, enjoy vendors, activities for kids, and live music from the Sister City Jazz Ambassadors featuring Andy Kelly, Matchstick Architects, Rock On!, Critical Mass, The Picky B's and more.

Berkshire Yoga Dance Fitness will feature free Zumba in Park Square, and Jacob's Pillow Dance will host a pop-up performance by Akwaaba Ensemble.
 
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE
 
 
The $5 Comedy Garage at The Colonial Theatre welcomes stand-up comic and television personality Jordan Carlos, best known for his work as a writer and contributor for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and The Colbert Report. 7:30 p.m.
 
Plus... 
FRI Tom Savoy Trio at Hotel on North | FRI Standing Out in the Field Dinner at Hancock Shaker Village | FRI Khalif Neville at Mission | FRI Curious Cacophony at The Lichtenstein | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Bronte Roman Band at Country Club of Pittsfield | FRI David Roth at South Congregational Church | SAT Soulstice at Rainbow | SAT Road to Memphis with Misty Blues & Friends at The A | SUN Missing Link at Itam Lodge | MON Jazz Night at Mission | MON Libations with Librarians at Hotel on North | TUE Captain Lawrence Pint Night at Thistle & Mirth | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow
 
FAMILY FRIENDLY
Lights, Camera, Action! Pittsfield Community Television (PCTV) and Berkshire Children and Families are looking for help to develop the first and only all-youth-run TV show. Middle school through high school students are welcome to come learn about creating, producing, and hosting a TV program. Food and transportation provided. 5:30-6:30 p.m.
 
Plus... 
FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum | FRI LGBTQ & Allies Teen Dance Party at Berkshire Children & Families | SAT Pop-up Play Day at Berkshire Museum | SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum | SAT Open House at Berkshire Music School | SUN Nutcracker Auditions with Albany Berkshire Ballet at Cantarella School of Dance | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum | MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE Grandparents Day at Hancock Shaker Village | THU Farm Friends at Hancock Shaker Village | THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU Youth & Adult Belly Dancing Class at Berkshire Salsa
 
WELLNESS
Rogue Yoga, at 10 Lyman Street, presents  yin yoga, a style that targets the connective tissues such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active asana practice. 6-7:30 p.m. $15 per person.
Plus... 
SAT Goat Yoga at Hancock Shaker Village | SAT Hike with Healers at Springside Park | SAT Nia Dance & Donate at Berkshire Yoga Dance | SAT Kick Box Barre Class begins at Berkshire Yoga Dance | MON New Fall Schedule at Berkshire Running Center | TUE Walking Our Talk Circle at Berkshire Yoga Dance | TUE Fall Into Fitness Series begins at Berkshire Yoga Dance | WED Cycle & Sip at Berkshire Running Center | WED Pregnancy Belly Dancing at Berkshire Salsa | THU Youth & Adult Belly Dancing Class at Berkshire Salsa
 
PERFORMANCE
Barrington Stage Company presents the Creative Place International/And Theatre Company's production - back by popular demand! Jeff McCarthy stars as the self-described "radical lawyer" and civil rights activist William Kunstler. The perpetually rumpled lawyer whose best-known clients include the Chicago Seven, inmates involved in the Attica prison riots and members of the American Indian Movement, makes a case for his often unconventional style in this wise and revealing play. St. Germain Stage. 
Plus... 
 
GET CREATIVE

 Berkshire Paint & Sip invites you to paint "Mt. Greylock at Dusk" on a 16 x 20 canvas to benefit The Key Program. The $35 fee includes instruction, all materials, a donation, and a light snack. BYOB. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Plus... 
FRI Choose Your Own Workshop at Funky Phoenix
 
COMMUNITY

Berkshire Music School, located at 30 Wendell Ave., will host an open house on Saturday from 10 a.m. to Noon. Check out an instrument, meet faculty members, learn about classes for youngsters, and enjoy refreshments.
Plus...
FRI Autism Collaborative Meeting at AdLib, Inc. | FRI Standing Out in the Field Dinner at Hancock Shaker Village SAT Annual Shaker Auction at Hancock Shaker Village SAT Repair Cafe at St. Stephen's Church SAT Harvest of Hope at the First Street Common SUN Domingo Brunch with Emily Frembgen at Dottie's MON Berkshire Trans Group Meeting at Berkshire Athenaeum 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, pet the silkie chickens from Olsen Farm, tour the renovated common room at Zion Lutheran Church (the new home of the Indoor Market), and enjoy music from Robin O'Herin from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 
LEARN
SAT The Honesty of Hoax at Berkshire Museum
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)  at BCC invites the community to a lecture by University of Albany Associate Professor Suraj Commuri entitled  "The Honesty of Hoax: Stories Behind the Consumption of Counterfeits." $10 for OLLI and Museum members, $15 for the general public, and free for those 17 and under and BCC students. 2 p.m.
Plus... 
SAT Street Medic Training at First United Methodist SAT Discovering New England Stone Walls at Berkshire Athenaeum SAT Tarot & Your Intuition at Wellness Underground SAT Mountain Bike Skills Clinics MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Class at The Lichtenstein TUE Reiki Level 1 Class at BCC WED Timber Framing Workshop at Hancock Shaker Village WED Essential Oils 101 at Wellness Underground
 
FILM
FRI-MON Landline at The Little Cinema  
When two sisters suspect their father (John Turturro) may be having an affair, it sends them into a tailspin that reveals cracks in the family façade. For the first time, older sister Dana (Jenny Slate), recently engaged and struggling with her own fidelity, finds herself bonding with her wild teenage sister Ali (Abby Quinn). The two try to uncover the truth without tipping off their mother (Edie Falco) and discover the messy reality of love and sex in the process.
 
 
ONGOING
See What's New at The Beacon Cinema MON The Sturgeon Queens at Knesset Israel
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.

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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