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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Aug. 10-16

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NEXT THURSDAY, AUG. 16 is 3rd Thursday
August's 3rd Thursday theme is "Touch a Truck" and will feature a concert with The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow!

"Touch a Truck" is an event where kids (and adults) can see, touch, interact with and learn about dozens of cool vehicles, including fire trucks and police cars, construction vehicles, airport vehicles and more.
 
Whiskey Treaty Roadshow will be performing on a pop-up stage near Palace Park.  The Street Stage near School Street will feature the Matchstick Architects and performers from RockOn . The Jacob's Pillow Dance Zone will feature a Jacob's Pillow Pop-up with Hood Nation, the Breffney Irish Dancers, Berkshire Salsa and more. Plus FREE Zumba in Park Square courtesy of Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness, and a lot more.
 
Berkshire Gas is the presenting sponsor for the Third Thursday in August. 

 
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE

Barrington Stage Company presents a special performance by Grammy-winning singer Melissa Manchester. The Platinum Standard is a tribute to Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin, and the iconic songs they made famous. 8 p.m. $40-45. VIP tickets, which include premium seating and a post-show reception with Manchester, are $75.  
Plus... 
FRI River Sister at Methuselah | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Donny Sawyer at Rusty Anchor | FRI ABC Party at The A | FRI The Lucky 5 at Mission | SUN Connor Kelly at Mission | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE FREE Eagles Band Concert at The Common Park | WED Live on the Lake w/Remedy at Onota Lake | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU White Liger at Mazzeo's | THU Comedy Fundraiser for Autism at Mazzeo's 

 
FAMILY FRIENDLY

Berkshire Childrens Theater presents a poignant story with a catchy Caribbean-flavored score. Through almost non-stop song and dance, this musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love. Berkshire Museum.
Plus... 
ONGOING Tarzan at The Colonial Theatre ONGOING James & the Giant Peach at Berkshire Museum ONGOING Young Shaker Tours at Hancock Shaker Village ONGOING Aquarium Tide Pool Tank at Berkshire Museum ONGOING Make a Miniature Planet at Berkshire Museum FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum FRI Paint & Sippy Cup at Berkshire Museum FRI FREE Screening: Zootopia at Clapp Park FRI-THU Parenting Classes & Play Groups at Berkshire Children & Families SAT Berkshire Carousel SAT Pop-up Play Day at Berkshire Museum SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum SAT FREE Marionette Show: Little Red Riding Hood at Dottie's MON Drumming Classes for Kids & Families at Berkshire Athenaeum MON Creative Healing Workshop w/Funky Phoenix at Berkshire Museum | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum TUE Preschool Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE Minecraft Madness w/Jungle Jim at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE Summer Movie Series: Hook at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE Youth Chill Zone at Tyler Street Lab WED Vampireology at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Lego Challenge at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Farm Friends at Hancock Shaker Village

 
WELLNESS

There are only two more chances to take your yoga and Zumba practice outside at Onota Lake! This Saturday, instructor Rachael Plaine, owner of Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness, will hold a yoga class from 9-10 a.m., followed by Zumba from 10:15-11:15 a.m. All ages and skill levels welcome! There is a $10 suggested donation per class. No pre-registration necessary. Rain cancels.
Plus...
FRI Crystal Bowl Sound Lounge at Rogue Yoga | 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 Take Back the Woods Nature Walk at Springside Park TUE Deep Relaxation Yoga at New Moon Gifts

 
PERFORMANCE

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern day NYC as two young lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, relevant and deeply moving musicals of our time. Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson MainStage through Sept. 1.
Plus...
FRI-SAT The Chinese Lady at Barrington Stage FRI-SUN The Fabulous Lipitones at The Whit THU+ Well Intentioned White People at Barrington Stage

 
GET CREATIVE

 
 
Join Township Four co-owner, artist Nathan Hanford, to learn the craft of hand-stitch embroidery. No experience necessary. Materials provided or bring your own. Prepaid registration required. 3 p.m. and/or 6 p.m.
Plus...
SAT Nymph Butterfly at Berkshire Paint & Sip SAT Learner's Lab: Tie Dye at Berkshire Museum SUN Drawstring Pocket Skirt Workshop at Shire City Sanctuary SUN Cardinals Together Forever at Berkshire Paint & Sip SUN Terrarium Class at Township Four SUN Kokedama Class at Township Four WED Apothecary Terrarium Class at Township Four

 
COMMUNITY

 
Hancock Shaker Village's next Food for Thought dinner with an author event will feature Amy Dickinson, the "Ask Amy" advice columnist and frequent panelist on NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! She'll discuss her new memoir Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things. 6 p.m.
Plus...
ONGOING The Mastheads at Hancock Shaker Village FRI Dogs on North at Hotel on North | SAT Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market at The First Street Common SAT Berkshire Carousel SAT Rainbow Seniors Women's Group at Unitarian Universalist SUN Domingo Brunch w/Wintergreen at Dottie's | THU Comedy Fundraiser for Autism at Mazzeo's 

 
LEARN

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at BCC presents a talk by author Darra Goldstein at the Berkshire Museum. She'll speak on Russian Culture & Cuisine: From the 18th C. to the Present. Goldstein is founding editor of the journal Gastronomica, a former Williams College professor, and she serves on the Advisory Board of the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy & the Culinary Arts. 3 p.m. $10 for OLLI members, $15 for the general public.
Plus...
SAT Mastering iPhone Photography at Hancock Shaker Village | MON The Process of Aging at Knesset Israel | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Class at The Licht TUE How to Build a Personal Brand at Framework | THU Beyond the Hora w/Brian Schaefer at Knesset Israel 

 
FILM

NOW-AUG. 17: Little Cinema presents The Peach

The Little Cinema film screenings will be on hold for the performances of James and the Giant Peach, presented by Barrington Stage Youth Theatre, running from now - Aug. 12. Little Cinema programming will resume Friday, Aug. 17.
 
Plus...
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.
 
 
 
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts will feature Dreaming of Light, paintings by Sean McCusker, for the month of August. 
Painted Pianos! 
 
Check out four of the 15 Berkshire Music School's Painted Pianos that are located in Pittsfield. Pianos are located at Park Square, Palace Park, the Common and the Berkshire Music School. Please sit down and play the pianos, and tell your friends to do the same!  The Painted Piano Project culminates in an auction at the Berkshire Music School on Sunday, August 26. Click here for more information.

 

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