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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Nov. 3-9

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Enjoy a dozen different art shows featuring work by more than a dozen 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 artwork by Soldier On's Veterans Community Arts Initiative for the month of November.
 
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. Mary McGinnis, co-founder of First Fridays Artswalk, will bring you through the various art exhibits!
 
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE
Weekend Warriors Entertainment presents Pittsfield Pride events to help the LGBTQ community grow. Join them for a 3-act show starring Harmony Chanel Diamond, Gemini DaBarbay, Millennial, Angel South & Mikey Flexx. Tavern at The A. 9 p.m.
Plus... 
FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Tom Savoy Trio at Hotel on North | FRI Latin Party at Itam Lodge | FRI Justin & Rizo at J. Allen's | FRI The Eagles Band at The Colonial | FRI-SAT Magician Carl Seiger at Barrington Stage | SAT Berkshire NAACP Freedom Fund Awards Dinner at Itam Lodge | SAT Pianist Hui-Mei Lin at Berkshire Music School | SAT Dinner with Virginia Willis at Hancock Shaker Village | SUN Gypsy Jazz Ambassadors at The Whit | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE Paint a Pint at Thistle & Mirth | WED PHS Chamber Orchestra Holiday Concert at Berkshire Athenaeum | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | WED Southern Tier Tap Takeover at Thistle & Mirth | WED Warren Miller's Line of Descent at The Colonial | THU Subtleties/Young Culture/Head Cinema at The Colonial
 
FAMILY FRIENDLY
The Berkshire Museum invites you to put on your favorite pajamas and get comfortable for a cozy night of storytelling. Authors, artists, educators, and community members will join in this FREE celebration for Family Literacy Month. Themed reading areas will include Science, Dreams and Wild Things, Fairy Tales, and more. Each child will be able to choose a book to take home! 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Plus... 
FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum | SAT WeeMuse: Art Lab at Berkshire Museum | SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum | MON Self-harm Support Group at Wellness Underground | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum | TUE Grandparents Day at Hancock Shaker Village | WED WeeMuse: Paren/Child STEM at Berkshire Museum
 
WELLNESS
Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness presents a 4-week series with Amanda Marsh on Saturdays in November from 7-8 p.m. If you're interested in meditation or want to expand your meditation practice, this class is for you. Each week, a new theme will give you tools to build or enrich your own practice. 
Plus... 
SAT Ladies Styling Bachata Workshop at Berkshire Salsa | SUN New-to-Yoga Workshop Series at Radiance Yoga | MON-SAT FREE Yoga for Veterans & Service Members at Radiance Yoga | TUE Rogue Recess at Rogue Yoga
 
GET CREATIVE

Township Four, the new florist and antique store located at 419 North Street, invites you to create a desk-sized succulent garden in a modern, clean concrete container. All materials are included. Choose your own plants and accents. These mini-gardens make an amazing gift or addition to your home or office. 7-8 p.m. $40 plus tax.
Plus... 
FRI Choose Your Own Workshop at Funky Phoenix | FRI Paint "Pumpkins & Mums" at Berkshire Paint & Sip
 
COMMUNITY

Framework, Pittsfield Coworking, located at 437 North Street, will hold its grand opening, with refreshments from Dottie's Coffee Lounge and Red Apple Butchers, special giveaways and more! 5-8 p.m. 
Plus...
ONGOING Winter Clothing Drive at Berkshire County Arc | FRI+ Food for Fines at Berkshire Athenaeum | FRI-SAT Book Sale at Berkshire Athenaeum SAT Harvest Bazaar at Mt. Greylock Extended Care | SAT Curling Club Open House at Boys & Girls Club | SAT Berkshire NAACP Freedom Fund Awards Dinner at Itam Lodge | SUN Domingo Brunch with Melissa Brinton at Dottie's | WED Dogs on North at Hotel on North
 
LEARN
Lyme Alliance of the Berkshires welcomes Mary Sullivan, who has a background in yoga, ayurveda and herbalism, and is a tick-borne disease survivor. She'll discuss how to turn your living space into a healing hub, and how to rid the environment of toxins. Local acupuncturist Kelly Clady will speak on the benefits of Qigong for Lyme and chronic illness. Berkshire Athenaeum, 6-8:30 p.m. FREE.
Plus... 
SAT Artist's Talk with Morgan Bulkeley at Berkshire Museum | SAT Ladies Styling Bachata Workshop at Berkshire Salsa SUN Book Talk with Enrico Lamet at Temple Anshe MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Class at The Lichtenstein | TUE Crystal Bowl Meditation at New Moon Gifts | THU Cellblock Visions: Art in Prison at Knesset Israel | THU Beginner Tarot at New Moon Gifts
 
FILM
FRI Crazywise at The Little Cinema 
Crazy...or wise? The traditional wisdom of indigenous people often contradicts Western views about a mental health crisis. This documentary explores what we can learn from people around the world who have turned a psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience. There will be a special appearance by filmmaker Phil Borges.
 
 
ONGOING
See What's New at The Beacon | FRI-MON Rebel in the Rye at The Little Cinema | WED Warren Miller's Line of Descent at The Colonial | THU Dog by Dog at The Little 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 artwork by Soldier On's Veterans Community Arts Initiative for the month of November. An opening reception will be held during First Fridays Artswalk on November 3 from 5-8 p.m. 
 
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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