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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Jan. 5-11

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OLLI: the Osher Lifelong Living Institute at BCC invites you to send in your most beautiful photos of springtime in the Berkshires for its Spring 2018 Catalog Cover Contest. The winning photographer will see their photo on the cover of thousands of OLLI catalogs AND receive a free one-year membership in OLLI.

Email your horizontally oriented, high resolution images to by Wednesday, Jan. 10 to be considered. 


Regions Wine Bar & Nosh, located at 137 North Street (Depot Street/Crawford Square) will host a MALA "Meditation" Bead Stringing Benefit for Animal D.R.E.A.M.S. from 6-8 p.m. The $20 per person fee includes beads and food. Cash or check can be paid day of event. 
FRI Bigger Boat at The A | FRI The Mystery Band at Mission | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | SAT Out of the Studio Reception & Open Studios at The Licht | SAT Balderdash Cellars Wine Tasting at Framework | SAT Latin Night & Kizomba Lesson at Berkshire Salsa | SAT Tumo-Kohrs at The A | SAT Jill Gallagher Band at The A | SAT Rev Tor Solo at Portsmitt's | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | WED Speed Dating at Otto's | THU Comedy Open Mic at Methuselah


SUN Kids' Yoga at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Boys and girls ages 5-11 are invited to join Julie Pellerin for an 8-week series on Sundays from 12-1 p.m. at  Berkshire Yoga Dance & FitnessKids will have fun developing self-awareness, strength, balance and flexibility! Julie is a newly approved Radiant Child Yoga teacher and will be implementing new songs, games and meditations into class. 
FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum WED WeeMuse: Parent/Child STEM at Berkshire Museum


SAT Winter Wellness Series at Berkshire Yoga Dance
Join Amanda Marsh at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness for a 4-week Winter Wellness series on Saturdays from 3-4 p.m. Each week, learn a different approach to preventive health and wellness. Experience various health-encouraging and healing techniques through meditation, yoga, herbalism and more. 
SAT Holistic Healing Support Group at Wellness Underground SUN New-to-Yoga Series at Radiance Yoga SUN Beginner Vinyasa Flow at Berkshire Yoga Dance MON Chair Yoga at Knesset Israel


SUN Songs & Sounds of Solidarity at First Church
Four Freedoms Coalition presents an interfaith celebration of compassion, justice and respect for all peoples. Enjoy an afternoon of song and spoken word featuring the Youth Alive Step Team, the Hoping Machine, Linda Worster, the Williams College Gospel Choir and more. From 1-2 p.m., browse the open house of local organizations and opportunities to volunteer and speak out. The concert begins at 2 p.m. 
SAT Antiques & Fine Art Auction at Fontaine's SAT-SUN Berkshire Wedding Expo at Crowne Plaza SUN Domingo Brunch w/Redshift at Dottie's | MON Volunteer & Mentoring Info Sessions at Berkshire Children & Families MON-WED The Prodigal Cow Auditions with Town Players at BCC | TUE Toastmasters Meeting | WED Monthly Spaghetti Dinner at The Elks | WED Men's Parenting Group at Berkshire Children & Families | WED Ladies' Night Out at Berkshire Children & Families


THU Winter Workshop with Berkshire Reading Council

Berkshire Reading Council - a nonprofit that provides an educational, professional network to promote literacy for all learners - will hold its winter workshop with author Doreen Rappaport at Patrick's Pub from 4-7 p.m. 
MON Volunteer & Mentoring Info Sessions at Berkshire Children & Families | TUE Crystal Bowl Sound Bath at New Moon Gifts | TUE Toastmasters Meeting | TUE Parenting Children w/Difficult Behaviors at Berkshire Children & Families | WED Men's Parenting Group at Berkshire Children & Families | WED Ladies' Night Out at Berkshire Children & Families | THU Beginner's Tarot at New Moon Gifts


FRI-MON Marjorie Prime at The Little Cinema 
Eighty-six-year-old Marjorie (Lois Smith) spends her final days with a computerized version of her deceased husband (Jon Hamm). With the intent to recount their life together, Marjorie's "Prime" relies on information from her and her kin to develop an understanding of his history. As their interactions deepen, the family begins to develop diverging recounts of their lives, drawn by the chance to reconstruct the past. 
 See What's New at The Beacon THU Beneath the Helmet 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. 
Out of the Studio features the artists of the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts. The opening reception is Saturday, Jan. 6 from 4-6 p.m. with open studios at 6 p.m. The exhibit will run through Jan. 27. The artists featured include Mario Calouri, Rick Casucci, Peg Dotchin, Julio Granda, Jim Horsford, Sean McCusker and Michael Rousseau. 



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