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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Nov. 10-16

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The City of Pittsfield's Annual Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. For those participating, lineup will take place from 9-9:45 a.m. on Fenn, Pearl and Allen streets and will depart from City Hall at 10 a.m. The group will proceed to the Pittsfield Veterans' Memorial Park on South Street for the ceremony. Following the ceremony, a light reception for veterans and their family members will be held at the Pittsfield VA Outpatient Clinic at 73 Eagle Street from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE
Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Touring Company features the best improv comedians from the legendary UCB theaters. The 90-minute, unscripted show presents four improvisers at the top of their game in a high-energy show that's never been seen before and won't be seen again. There will be a meet & greet with the performers after the show! 8 p.m. $20/$30.
Plus... 
FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Time Machine at The A | FRI Boots & BBQ at Polish Falcons | FRI Mary Ann Palermo & First Take at Hotel on North | SAT Comedy Night with Kevin McCaffrey at The Infield | SAT Comedy Night at J. Allen's | SAT BlackWater at The A | SAT Warren Sieme at Rainbow | SUN Gospel Concert at First Baptist Church | SUN Coffee House Music Night at Knesset Israel | MON Triage at Mission | TUE Craft on North: Origami at Hotel on North | TUE Mixology 101: Whiskey & Bourbon at Methuselah | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | WED Knit on North at Hotel on North | THU Comedian Rojo Perez at The Colonial
 
FAMILY FRIENDLY

The Albany Berkshire Ballet presents tea and sweet treats with your favorite Nutcracker characters! There will be children's crafts, Nutcracker excerpts and more. All proceeds benefit the Ballet's 2017 Nutcracker tour. 3-5 p.m.
Plus... 
FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum FRI-SUN You Can't Take It with You at Miss Hall's School | SAT Pop-up Play Day at Berkshire Museum | SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum | THU Create A Youth TV Show at Berkshire Children & Families
 
WELLNESS
 
Pilates Fit, LLC, located at 740 Williams Street, invites you to check out all of the classes it has to offer. There will be free demonstrations of the reformer, barre and strength training classes. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Plus... 
FRI-SAT FREE Yoga for Veterans & Service Members at Radiance Yoga | MON STD Testing at Berkshire Athenaeum | MON Flexibility Training at Knesset Israel
 
GET CREATIVE


Hancock Shaker Village invites you to grab a drink, take a seat and learn, step-by-step, how to create a beautiful holiday wreath using natural elements. Registration includes materials and wine. 7-9 p.m. 
Plus... 
FRI Choose Your Own Workshop at Funky Phoenix | SAT Peyote Stitch Bracelet Class at Yummy Treasures | TUE Craft on North: Origami at Hotel on North | WED Knit on North at Hotel on North
 
COMMUNITY
Deidre's Special Day presents Dash for the Dress. Hundreds of one-of-a-kind gowns will be priced at more than 50% off! Gowns from: Maggie Sottero, Sottero Midgley, Allure, Casablanca, Alfred Angelo, Jasmine and more. The dash will be held in the event rooms opposite the Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Sale runs from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Pre-register for special benefits!
Plus...
ONGOING Winter Clothing Drive at Berkshire County Arc | ONGOING Food for Fines at Berkshire Athenaeum FRI-SUN You Can't Take It with You at Miss Hall's School SAT Indoor Farmers Market at Zion Lutheran Church SAT Decluttering Group at Wellness Underground | SUN Taconic Wrestling Bake Sale at Walmart | SUN Gospel Concert at First Baptist Church | SUN Holiday Food & Gift Expo at Crowne Plaza | MON STD Testing at Berkshire Athenaeum | WED League of Women Voters Meeting at The Whit | THU Trans Day of Remembrance at St. Stephen's Church
 
LEARN


Hotel on North presents Lunch & Learn: Financial Wellness: Budgeting Tips and Credit Awareness with MountainOne Bank from 12-1 p.m. A complimentary buffet lunch will be provided. Space is limited to 20 people. Please sign up by calling 413-553-4212.
Plus... 
MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Class at The Lichtenstein | TUE Mixology 101: Whiskey & Bourbon at Methuselah | TUE Seed Mantra Sound at New Moon Gifts | WED Foster Parent Information Session at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU A Trumpet at the Walls of Jericho: The Untold Story of Samuel Harrison at Knesset Israel | THU Protecting Your Energy at New Moon Gifts
 
FILM
FRI-MON Human Flow at The Little Cinema 
Filmmaker and artist Ai Weiwei examines the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its personal human impact as more than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war. Over the course of one year in 23 countries, Weiwei follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretch across the globe.
 
 
ONGOING
See What's New at The Beacon | THU Charlie Chaplin Movie Night at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU A Trumpet at the Walls of Jericho: The Untold Story of Samuel Harrison 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 artwork by Soldier On's Veterans Community Arts Initiative for the month of November.
 
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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