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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: March 2-8

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Enjoy more than a dozen different art shows featuring work by more than a dozen accomplished regional artists in Pittsfield's bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First Friday Artswalk and all month long!  (Postponed to March 9 due to the weather)
In most venues, artists will be present from 5-8 p.m. A free guided tour begins at 5 p.m. at the Intermodal Center @ BRTA, 1 Columbus Ave. Mary McGinnis, co-founder of First Fridays Artswalk, will bring you through the various exhibits!
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, located at 28 Renne Ave., will hold a soft opening for its March exhibit from 5-8 p.m. Its biennial art show, Forty Shades of Green: Celebrating Ireland & Irish Culture, features both contemporary and traditional artwork and includes craft, sculpture, painting and photography.


Stuart Young, a singer-songwriter hailing from Maine, will perform "Songs of the Heart," an intimate concert of original songs. He invites the listener to look for hope in the darkness and peace in the pain. 8-10 p.m.
FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Civitan Soup Fest at Berkshire Hills Country Club FRI-SUN 10x10 New Play Festival at Barrington Stage | SAT Beginner Line Dancing Day & Night at Polish Falcons | SAT Latin Fiesta & Rueda de Casino Lesson at Berkshire Salsa | SAT A Night at the Oscars II at American Legion | SAT Dan Gingras at Rainbow | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE Craft on North at Hotel on North | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | WED Nostalgia at Methuselah | THU Gallery Comedy Night at Methuselah | THU PechaKucha Night: Creating Passion at Framework | THU Friends of the Library Preview Sale at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience at The Colonial


SAT Celebrate Dr. Seuss at Berkshire Athenaeum
The Berkshire Reading Council invites you to celebrate Dr. Seuss, whose birthday is March 2. There will be a special appearance by The Cat in the Hat, who will read some favorite Seuss books. There will be free green eggs and ham for all, plus the first 100 kids will receive a FREE Seuss book! 10:30-11:30 a.m.
FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum | FRI Youth Art Month Opening Reception at Berkshire Museum | FRI Family Reading Night at Berkshire Children & Families FRI-SUN Cry-Baby: The Musical at Miss Hall's School FRI-THU Parenting Classes & Play Groups at Berkshire Children & Families SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum SAT WeeMuse: Art Lab at Berkshire Museum SAT FUNdation Break Dancing Competition at The Funk Box MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum | MON+ STEAM for Homeschool: Coding at Berkshire Museum | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum


FRI DIY Workshop/Fundraiser at Home Instead 

Home Instead Senior Care teams up with 2gether We Create for a DIY Workshop & Fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Assoc.
Choose the design and size you'd like - many to choose from! - and paint it in this fun workshop. Wine and snacks are included! $45-$65 based on board size. 6-9 p.m.


MON+WED No-Sweat Yoga at Berkshire Yoga Dance
Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness presents a brand-new, FREE class for absolute beginners. No-Sweat Yoga will be held on Mondays at 8 p.m. and on Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. This class is donation-only and drop-ins are welcome!
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 | SUN Yoga Cares Series begins at Berkshire Yoga Dance | SUN Sunday Afternoon Yoga Series begins at Berkshire Yoga Dance | TUE Pick-up Soccer at The Infield | THU Kripalu Yoga for Beginners begins at Berkshire Yoga Dance


THU Intl. Women's Day Celebration at Flavours 
The Elizabeth Freeman Center hosts a fundraising celebration for International Women's Day at Flavours of Malaysia. Enjoy great food and great company for a great purpose. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. and a buffet dinner runs from 6-8:30 p.m. Fun raffles! $35 includes tax and tip; cash bar.
FRI Lenten Fish Dinner at Elks Lodge | FRI Civitan Soup Fest at Berkshire Hills Country Club FRI-SUN Cry-Baby: The Musical at Miss Hall's School FRI-SUN 10x10 New Play Festival at Barrington Stage SAT Cardboard Carnival at Bousquet | SUN Domingo Brunch w/Duo Eamon at Dottie's | SUN New Voice Festival at BCC | SUN Women's Invitational Poetry Slam at Dottie's | THU Friends of the Library Preview Sale at Berkshire Athenaeum


THU Breaking the Silence in Gyumri at Knesset Israel
Writer and author Suzi Banks Baum will present the talk "Breaking the Silence in Gyumri, Armenia" in recognition of International Women's Day. In a culture that silences women, which neither values their work nor sees their stories as essential, Banks Baum is reconnecting Armenian women artists with indigenous practices of hand-bound books. Knesset Israel, 10:45 a.m.
SAT Crystal Bowl Meditation at New Moon Gifts | MON FREE Half the Sky Screening at Berkshire Athenaeum | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Class at The Licht | TUE Basic Hands-on Genealogy at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE Chakra Chant Meditation at New Moon Gifts | THU FREE Tree Walk on North Street


FRI-MON Killing for Love at The Little Cinema
March 30, 1985: Derek and Nancy Haysom are discovered murdered at their home in Virginia. The arrest and conviction of the couple's daughter Elizabeth, a wealthy scholarship student at the U. of Virginia, and her boyfriend Jens Söring, the son of a German diplomat, set off a media frenzy, becoming the first trial of its kind to be nationally televised. But what if the justice system got it wrong? This true crime tale untangles the web of romantic obsession and betrayal that may have led an innocent man to make the ultimate sacrifice for love: take the fall for a murder he didn't commit. 
 See What's New at The Beacon | MON Half the Sky at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE Cinema of Law: The Crucible at Berkshire Athenaeum

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.
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts will be an oasis of green for the month of March thanks to the biennial art show Forty Shades of Green: Celebrating Ireland & Irish Culture. Both contemporary and traditional artwork on the theme will be represented in Berkshire County's only Irish art show. Work includes photography, painting, sculpture and craft.There will be a soft opening during First Fridays Artswalk on March 2 from 5-8 p.m., with an opening reception on March 11 from 1-3 p.m.



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