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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Jan. 26-Feb. 1

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January 26 - February 1, 2018
NEXT THU (FEB 1) Cupcake Wars at Berkshire Hills Country Club
Bakeries from throughout Berkshire County, including Linda's Pastries, Berkshire Pathways and Simply Sweet will compete at the 4th Annual Cupcake Wars in the categories of Best Tasting, Most Creative, Best Presentation and People's Choice. 

Tickets to this NAMI Berkshire County fundraiser are $35 in advance and $40 at the door, and include an Italian dinner prepared by UNICO and a cupcake tasting. At the end of the evening, a dozen full-size cupcakes from each bakery will be auctioned off to the highest bidders. 5:30-8 p.m.
 
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE
Popular local country-rock band Whiskey City has been voted "Best Live Band in the Berkshires" the last four years by the Berkshire Eagle readers' poll. See why folks love this high-energy group when they perform live at The A on Friday night at 9:30 p.m. and again on Saturday when they join an all-star lineup to benefit bassist Dale and his family, beginning at 11 a.m.
Plus... 
FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | SAT Balderdash Wine Tasting at Framework SAT Shyne at Crossroads | SAT Latin Night & Kizomba Lesson at Berkshire Salsa | SAT All-star Benefit with Whiskey City, Tor, F-Bomb & More at The A | SUN Cards Against Humanity at Thistle & Mirth | MON Jazz Night at Mission | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU Gallery Comedy Night at Methuselah | THU Molly Durnin at Thistle & Mirth
 
FAMILY FRIENDLY
 
The City of Pittsfield Recreation Program invite the first 100 people through the door during the Public Skate at the Boys & Girls Club to free admission for skating, as well as a free skate rental. 3-4:45 p.m.
Plus... 
FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum FRI CFCE Baby & Me at Berkshire Museum SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum | SAT Kitchen Ka-boom! at Berkshire Museum SAT Kids' Night Out: Nerf War at The Infield MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum | WED BNF Play Group at Berkshire Children & Families
 
GET CREATIVE
Paint a chickadee serving tray, made with reclaimed wood, at  Berkshire Paint & Sip. The $35 fee includes instruction, all materials, a light snack and a donation to the BCC Respiratory Program Class of 2018. 6 p.m. 
Plus...
FRI Paint "Red Umbrella" at The Dirty Brush SAT Marrakesh Earring Class at Yummy Treasures SAT Pottery Painting Open Studio at The Dirty Brush SUN Paint "Kissing Cardinals" at The Dirty Brush WED Floral Design Class at Township Four
 
WELLNESS


Rogue Yoga presents a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Meditation. Bolsters, blankets, blocks and mats are available, but please bring anything else that would aid you in your comfort. $5 donation. 6 p.m.
 
Plus...
FRI Crystal Bowl Sound Meditation at Rogue Yoga FRI-THU Various Classes at Berkshire Family YMCA | FRI-THU Various Classes at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness FRI-THU Various Classes at Radiance Yoga | SUN FREE Indoor Cycle 101 at Berkshire Running Center | MON Flexibility Training at Knesset Israel | TUE Pick-up Soccer at The Infield
 
COMMUNITY
 
Join the Berkshire Highlanders Pipe Band in a celebration of Robert Burnsthe national poet of Scotland. Enjoy music, song, stories and, of course, the poetry of Burns. After the performance, there will be a reception with Scottish food including haggis, shortbread and toffee sticky pudding (worth the trip alone). Donations are accepted. 2 p.m. 
Plus...
SAT Pittsfield Rotary Auction at Crowne Plaza SAT FREE Public Ice Skating at Boys & Girls Club SUN Domingo Brunch w/Jeanne Laurin & John Sauer at Dottie's | MON Berkshire Grown Networking Event at Berkshire Theatre Group | WED Monthly Technology Meetup at Framework | THU $10 Night Owl Special at Bousquet
 
LEARN

The Very Interesting Lecture Series at the Berkshire Athenaeum continues with
photographer and retired BCC professor Paul Rocheleau, who will talk about his career and the creation of his books. Copies of his books will be signed and sold at book sale prices. Proceeds will benefit the Berkshire Athenaeum. FREE. 1 p.m.
Plus...
FRI Science Conversations w/OLLI at Berkshire Museum | FRI Human Rights Training at Berkshire County Arc | SAT Tarot Spreads at New Moon Gifts | TUE Crystal Bowl Sound Bath at New Moon Gifts | THU Spirituality of Aging Series begins at Knesset Israel
 
FILM
FRI-MON David Hockney at The Royal Academy of Arts at The Little Cinema 
Considered Britain's most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. Now entering his 9th decade, he shows no evidence of slowing down. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
 
 
ONGOING
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.   Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
 
Out of the Studio features the artists of the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts: Mario Calouri, Rick Casucci, Peg Dotchin, Julio Granda, Jim Horsford, Sean McCusker and Michael Rousseau. The exhibit will run through Jan. 27.

 

 

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