Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Feb. 16-22

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February 16 - February 22, 2018
 
The 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival continues daily through Sunday, Feb. 25 and features music, art, theater, dance, film and more. There is something for the entire family, from Barrington Stage's 10x10 New Play Festival and opera at The Lichtenstein, to 10 Days of Play at the Berkshire Museum and a fireworks extravaganza on the Common.
 
 
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE
Artists from the Berkshires and beyond have contributed 10×10 inch original artworks to be auctioned off for $25 each to benefit the programs of the Berkshire Art Association. The preview party begins at 6 p.m. and the auction starts at 7 p.m. To guarantee a piece of art, purchase your ARTtix at the Berkshire Museum before the event. Tickets are on sale now through the night of the 10x10 RAP (or until tickets sell out).
Plus... 
FRI Pinedrop at Hotel on North FRI Berkshire Mountain Distillers Whiskey Tasting at Hotel on North FRI Generation X at The A FRI David Grover & Linda Worster at South Congregational Church FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Garson&Sullivan at PortSmitt's | SAT Ted Rosenthal Trio at Berkshire Museum | SAT The Remedy at The A | SAT Latin Valentine's Fiesta at The Funk Box | MON WordXWord 10 New Voices at Berkshire Museum | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE Libations with Librarians at Hotel on North | TUE Green Drinks at J. Allen's | WED Jamaican Dinner at the Christian Center | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | WED Classical Music Concert at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU Keith Nogueira Exhibit Opening at Framework | THU SingleCut Tap Takeover at Thistle & Mirth
 
FAMILY FRIENDLY
Ten Days of Play is back at the Berkshire Museum during the 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival! From Friday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 25, the Crane Room will be transformed into a child-directed play zone. There will be interactive activities for early learners in LAB 102, dramatic play in the Berkshire Backyard gallery, and the popular Tinker Lab in the Sabic Innovation Studio. Tonight, Friday, Feb. 16, enjoy a FREE Community Night from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Plus... 
FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum FRI-SAT Teen Book Giveaway at Berkshire Athenaeum FRI-THU Parenting Classes & Play Groups at Berkshire Children & Families SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum SAT Mutts Gone Nuts at The Colonial SAT FREE Public Ice Skating at Boys & Girls Club SAT Winter Carnival at Springside Park SAT Paint "Bald Eagle" at Berkshire Paint & Sip SAT+ Starlab Planetarium at Berkshire Museum SUN+ Billy Budd in the Breadbox at The Colonial | MON BMS Instrument Petting Zoo at Berkshire Museum | MON-WED Jack & the Beanstalk w/Nappy's Puppets at Berkshire Museum | MON-SAT Open Studio at The Dirty Brush | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum TUE Pajama Party & Cradles to Crayons PJ Drive at Berkshire Athenaeum WED Game Day at Berkshire Athenaeum | WED Hancock Shaker Village Pop-up at Berkshire Museum | THU Records & Burpee Zoo Show at Berkshire Museum THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Arts & Crafts Day at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum
 
GET CREATIVE

As part of the 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, The Funky Phoenix will be offering daily $10 workshops through its new RE-FORMation Academy. Make a shopping bag out of an old pillowcase, create art with reclaimed objects, make your own journal or body scrub, or learn to twist wire to create jewelry or wall hangings, and MORE! 
Plus...
FRI Floral Centerpiece Class at Township Four SAT Sunburst Earring Class at Yummy Treasures SAT Open Studio: Canvas or Pottery at The Dirty Brush SAT Create a Sunflower Serving Tray at Berkshire Paint & Sip
 
WELLNESS

Radiance Yoga presents an afternoon with Joanna Roche, where you'll discover or rediscover your connection to joy, and learn how to determine the things that bring you the most joy. Journal, create a joymap and discuss how to live more fully in the space in between our busyness. 2-4 p.m.
Plus...
FRI Friday Night Flow at Chin Bo Jok Martial Arts | FRI-THU Various Classes at Berkshire Running Center FRI-THU Various Classes at Berkshire Family YMCA | FRI-THU Various Classes at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness FRI-THU Various Classes at Radiance Yoga SAT FREE Community Run at Berkshire Running Center SAT Curling Club Open House at Boys & Girls Club SAT New Beginnings for the New Year at Magic Touch Spa WED Lyme Alliance Meeting at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Chair Yoga at Knesset Israel
 
COMMUNITY
 
Hancock Shaker Village and Alchemy Initiative welcome you to the grand opening of the Berkshire Seed Library at the Berkshire Athenaeum. Learn from Master Gardeners how to start your own garden; build a Chia Pet; take home local, organic seeds; and design your ideal garden with the Children's Department. 10 a.m. - 1 pm.
Plus...
SAT Dine-to-Donate for Disaster Relief at Ayelada SAT Mutts Gone Nuts at The Colonial SAT Curling Club Open House at Boys & Girls Club SAT Winter Carnival at Springside Park SAT+ Presidents' Week Sale at The Outlet at Pine Cone Hill | SUN Domingo Brunch w/Oakes & Smith at Dottie's | TUE Green Drinks at J. Allen's WED Lyme Alliance Meeting at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU Keith Nogueira Exhibit Opening at Framework | THU+ 10x10 New Play Festival at Barrington Stage
 
LEARN
As part of Pittsfield's 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, Hotel on North will welcome genealogist Keren Weiner to the Lounge for a brief presentation about genealogy at 5:30 p.m. Then it's your chance to sign up for a 10-minute one-on-one session with Keren! 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Plus...
FRI Science Conversations w/OLLI at Berkshire Museum | FRI Living with Bears at BCC | SAT Major Arcana at New Moon Gifts | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Class at The Licht | TUE Archives Open House at Arrowhead | THU Beginner's Tarot at New Moon Gifts
 
FILM
FRI-MON Oscar-nominated Shorts: Animation
For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered (Animated, Live Action and Documentary), this is your annual chance to predict the winners. Don't miss this year's selection!
 
 
ONGOING
See What's New at The Beacon | TUE BIFF's Best Short Films 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.
 
IS183 Art School's Learning Through Arts (LTA) after-school program will showcase the artwork of every one of its students, who attend nine elementary, middle and high schools across the Berkshires
 
PARKING 
 
Parking is FREE on Monday, February 19 for the President's Day holiday.  

 

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