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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: July 6-12

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Enjoy a dozen different art shows featuring work by more than two dozen accomplished regional and student artists in Pittsfield's bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First Friday Artswalk, and all month long!
 
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.
 
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, at 28 Renne Ave., will present the Community Access to the Arts (CATA) annual art show, I Am a Part of Art, featuring a paintings and drawings by artists with disabilities.

  MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE

Hancock Shaker Village's concert series continues with PI Power Trio - longtime B-52's touring member Pat Irwin (guitar, electronics) joined by Sasha Dobson (drums, vocals) and Daria Grace (bass, vocals). Sasha Dobson opens. 7:30 p.m.
Plus...  
FRI Karaoke Night at Bousquet | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Grahm Sturz at Hotel on North | SAT David Bartley at Rainbow | SAT Critical Mass at Bousquet | SAT Drum Corps Show at Wahconah Park | SUN-MON Leslie Kritzer in Half Jew, All Guilt at Barrington Stage | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE Tuesdays on the Terrace: The Mastheads at Berkshire Athenaeum | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | WED Nine Pin Knockdown at Thistle & Mirth | THU Friends Preview Night Book Sale at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU Randy Cormier at Mazzeo's

  FAMILY FRIENDLY

FRI Free Fun Friday at Hancock Shaker Village
 
 
As part of the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays, Hancock Shaker Village offers FREE admission all day. Enjoy talks, demonstrations, farm and garden tours, music, games, crafts, exhibitions and more. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Plus...  
ONGOING Summer Reading Program at Berkshire Athenaeum ONGOING Young Shaker Tours at Hancock Shaker Village FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum FRI Aquarium Tide Pool Tank at Berkshire Museum FRI Teen Night Out: Print at The Lichtenstein FRI-THU Parenting Classes & Play Groups at Berkshire Children & Families SAT Berkshire Carousel SAT WeeMuse: Art Lab at Berkshire Museum SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum SAT FREE Marionette Show at Dottie's MON Rock On Summer Workshops begin at BCC MON Creative Healing Workshop w/Funky Phoenix at Berkshire Museum MON Creature Teachers at Berkshire Athenaeum MON-THU Aquarium Tide Pool Tank at Berkshire Museum | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum TUE Preschool Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE Clases de Musica en Espanol at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE Summer Movie Series: Wall-E at Berkshire Athenaeum WED Alienology at Berkshire Athenaeum WED Family Support Group & Game Night at BC Arc's Crossroads Center THU Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Farm Friends at Hancock Shaker Village

  WELLNESS

SAT Midnight Run with the Cops Fundraiser
The 6th annual Special Olympics fundraiser Midnight Run with the Cops Copstacle Fun Run & Walk will include a 5-level copstacle course, a shorter walking course, and an after-party at Flavours of Malaysia. Have fun, get wet and tired, and maybe even get a pain in your cheeks from laughing so much. Registration starts at 10 p.m. Race and party begin at midnight.
Plus...
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 FRI-THU Various Classes at Modig Internal Disciplines SAT Outdoor Barre Class at Onota Lake THU Outdoor Yoga at Springside Park

  PERFORMANCE

NOW The Cake at Barrington Stage Company
BSC presents a timely new comic drama starring Debra Jo Rupp (That '70s Show) and written by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's This Is Us). When Della's best friend's daughter comes home to get married, Della's life gets turned upside down when she realizes there's not one bride, but two. Can she really make a cake for such a wedding? For the first time in her life Della has to think for herself, forcing her to re-examine some of her deeply held beliefs. Barrington Stage Company's St. Germain Stage through July 15.
Plus...
SAT-SUN-THU Fuddy Meers at The Whit THU+ A Doll's House, Part 2 at Barrington Stage 

  GET CREATIVE

SAT Bucket Bag Workshop at Shire City Sanctuary
Join recycled textile artist Crispina ffrench at Shire City Sanctuary for a fun bucket bag making workshop. Bucket bags are hand and machine sewn and riveted from a collection of button-up shirts, wool blankets and t-shirts with denim jean details and shoulder straps from colorful webbing, leather, or recycled denim. The use of all tools and materials, and refreshments are included in tuition for the limited size class. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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WED Paint & Sip Fundraiser for Horses at Dirty Brush THU DIY Wooden Sign Fundraiser at Berkshire Humane THU 3D Transfer Workshop at The Lichtenstein

  COMMUNITY

FRI Community Paint Project at Funky Phoenix
Join your neighbors and help The Funky Phoenix paint a piano that will be displayed on The Common beginning July 18 as a fundraiser for The Berkshire Music School. The title is "Positive Pittsfield" and volunteers are invited to bring a special quote, image or small piece of Pittsfield to attach to this multimedia work of art. 5-8 p.m.
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SAT Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market at The First Street Common | SAT Drum Corps Show at Wahconah Park SAT Berkshire Carousel SUN Domingo Brunch w/Duo Eamon at Dottie's | MON Berkshire Trans Group at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE Tuesdays on the Terrace: The Mastheads at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE Toastmasters Meeting | WED BBQ Dinner at Elks Lodge | THU Friends Preview Night Book Sale at Berkshire Athenaeum

  LEARN

THU A Jewish Farm Colony in the Berkshires
The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community series presents "Soil and Shul: The Story of a Jewish Farm Colony in the Berkshires," at Knesset IsraelThe first Jewish families came to Sandisfield, MA in 1902 as a Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Aid Society plan to create an agricultural colony as a way to ease New York City's overcrowded Jewish neighborhoods. Join presenter Lorraine German, who has combed through historical records and first-hand accounts, to learn more about this farming community. 10:45 a.m.
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MON Music & Friendship w/David Grover & Linda Worster at Knesset Israel | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Class at The Licht WED Israel at 70 at Knesset Israel WED Woods to Writing Table Tour at Arrowhead THU FREE Bridges out of Poverty Training at Berkshire Children & Families THU Eleanor Roosevelt w/Dr. Robyn Rosen at Temple Anshe Amunim

  FILM

FRI-MON The 12th Man at The Little Cinema
Norwegian WWII resistance fighter Jan Baalsruds is one of 12 saboteurs sent on a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission from England to Nazi-occupied Northern Norway. After their boat is sunk by the Germans, Jan goes on the run towards neutral Sweden. However, the brutal weather conditions turn out to possibly be an even greater foe than the Nazi patrols.
There were 12 saboteurs. The Nazis killed 11. This is the story of the one who got away.
 
Plus...
ONGOING See What's New at The Beacon
 
 
The Pittsfield Cultural Council is seeking new members!

Would you like to have a say in how the local arts community is funded? Are you interested in learning about cultural programming in the city? Come join us! We're a volunteer group that allocates grants to Pittsfield-based arts and cultural organizations on an annual basis. For more information, contact us at: pittsfieldculture@yahoo.com

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 is proud to present the Community Access to the Arts (CATA) annual art show, I Am a Part of Art,featuring a paintings and drawings by artists with disabilities. All pieces are available for sale, with proceeds providing commissions for individual artists. The exhibit will be on view during the July 7 First Friday Artswalk from 5-8 p.m. and an opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 12 from 5-7 p.m.  

  PARKING 

 

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