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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Dec. 22-28

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Enjoy tastings from Balderdash Cellars and Big Elm Brewing, two ugly sweater contests with prizes, and entertainment from Pete Boyd. Colonial Theatre, 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
ONGOING Lightscape Show at 100 North Street FRI The Remedy at The A | FRI Melissa Brinton at Hotel on North | FRI Ugly Sweater Party at Polish Falcons | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | SAT Latin Night at The A | SAT Garson&Sullivan at Portsmitt's | SAT Blue Light Jazz at Rainbow | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | WED Knit on North at Hotel on North


TUE The Puppet People at Berkshire Athenaeum
The Puppet People return with The Firebird, a tale inspired by the Russian folktale and popular ballet. Ivan and Princess Yelena team up to break the enchantment placed over their kingdom. This 50-min. puppet fantasy features handcrafted marionettes, lavish costumes, vivid sets and a large body puppet, accompanied by Stravinsky's musical score. FREE. Berkshire Athenaeum. 1 p.m. 
FRI A Christmas Carol at The Colonial FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum SAT Holiday Party Jam at The Funk Box | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum | TUE-WED Holiday Electronics Camp at Berkshire Museum | TUE-FRI Group Swim Lesson Registration at Gladys Allen Brigham WED Despicable Me 3 at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Lego Club & The Lego Ninjago Movie at Berkshire Athenaeum


SUN Morning Ride at Berkshire Running Center
Join Shiobbean from Berkshire Running Center for an early morning Christmas Eve ride. 6-6:45 a.m.
WED Community Yoga at Radiance Yoga THU Flexibility Training at Knesset Israel


FRI-SAT Open Studio & Sale at MVB Printmaker
MVB Printmaker, located at 137 North Street, invites you to view the studio, have a chat, buy a last-minute gift and enjoy a hot beverage. Grab a bite to eat downstairs at Red Apple Butchers, bring your receipt to the studio and save 20% on your order! Friday from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
ONGOING Lightscape Show at 100 North Street | FRI A Christmas Carol at The Colonial SUN Ireland Trip Prize Drawing at Berkshire Carousel


FRI-MON Dealt at The Little Cinema 
One of the most renowned card magicians of all time, Richard Turner astounds audiences around the world with his legendary sleight of hand. What they may not realize - and what makes his achievements even more amazing - is that Turner is completely blind. Charting his life from a tumultuous childhood to the present, Dealt reveals how, through determination and force of will, Turner overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to rise to the top of his profession. 
 See What's New at The Beacon

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. 
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts 

Out of the Studio features the artists of the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts. The opening reception is Saturday, January 6 from 4-6 p.m. with open studios at 6 p.m. The exhibit will run through January 27. The artists featured include Mario Calouri, Rick Casucci, Peg Dotchin, Julio Granda, Jim Horsford, Sean McCusker and Michael Rousseau. 

In celebration of the holiday season, the City of Pittsfield will offer FREE parking throughout the city from now through Friday, Dec. 22, and on Christmas and New Year's days. 
As always, parking in the city is free in the evenings and on weekends. Please note that during the week of free parking, timed parking is still in effect and will be monitored. Overnight parking restrictions are in effect now through March 31. Parking is prohibited on any city street, sidewalk or tree-line between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. so that streets may be properly plowed and sanded. If a snow emergency is declared, vehicles may park in the 3-hour-only public parking spaces at the Columbus St. garage and on the 4th floor of the McKay St. garage between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. 
For more information, please call Roberta McCulloch-Dews, Director of Administrative Services, Mayor's Office, at (413) 499-9322. 


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