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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Sept. 14-20

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NEXT THURSDAY, SEPT. 20 is 3rd Thursday! 
September's 3rd Thursday is the last of the season and it's the annual Walk a Mile fundraiser for the Elizabeth Freeman Center! The walk kicks off at 6 p.m. from the Persip Park Stage. 
The Dance Zone with Jacob's Pillow, located in front of St Joseph's Church, will feature pop-up performances by Adam H. Weinert, Cantarella School of Dance, and Berkshire Salsa. Rock On takes to the Mainstage following the walk, at 6:30 p.m. The Lichtenstein will have IS183 Art School's Art and Sole exhibit open for viewing. 


Fleetwood Macked has been hailed as the most authentic Fleetwood Mac tribute band in the U.S. All of its members of are professional touring rock musicians, which adds to the authenticity of its sound. Featuring Fleetwood Mac hits from the 1970s through today, the performance will transport audiences to another time and place, with costume changes, dialogue and video backdrops. 8 p.m. $22-$42.
FRI Line Dance Party at Polish Falcons | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | SAT Food for Thought Dinner w/Andrea Barnet at Hancock Shaker Village | SAT Lady Di & The Dukes at Rainbow | SAT Code Blue Duo at PortSmitt's | SAT Bottoms Up at The A | SUN 9 for $9 at 9 p.m. at Hotel on North | MON Jazz Night at Mission | MON Empanada Mondays at Hotel on North | MON Libations with Librarians at Hotel on North | MON Beginner Line Dance Lessons at Polish Falcons | TUE Green Drinks at J. Allen's | WED Yesterday & Today: Interactive Beatles Experience at The Colonial | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU 9 for $9 at 9 p.m. at Hotel on North | THU Let's Go Pink Exhibit Opening at The Colonial


Cantarella School of Dance (116 Fenn Street) will host auditions for the Albany Berkshire Ballet's 2018 Northeast tour of The Nutcracker, running Nov. 24 through Dec.15. Audition times are as follows: ages 4-5 at 10 a.m., ages 6-8 at 11 a.m., ages 9-11 at 1 p.m. & ages 12 and older at 3 p.m.
FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum | FRI-THU Parenting Classes & Play Groups at Berkshire Children & Families SAT Pop-up Play Day at Berkshire Museum SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum SAT Open House at Berkshire Music School MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum | WED WeeMuse: Parent/Child STEM at Berkshire Museum WED Homeschool Day: Autumn Explorations at Hancock Shaker Village THU Farm Friends at Hancock Shaker Village TUE Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum


Join Pittsfield Moves! community partners, Jacob's Pillow, Berkshire Bridges, Angela's Pulse and more for FREE workshops on Sunday at 4 p.m. and Monday at 6 p.m. All ages and levels are welcome, regardless of experience or ability. Workshops will be held at First United Methodist Church at 55 Fenn St.
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 TUE Crystal Bowl Meditation at New Moon Gifts TUE Invigorating Vinyasa Flow at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness


New Moon Gifts, located in the Allendale Underground, will offer a Painted Mandala Stone Workshop from 10-11:30 a.m. April Jenks will present a brief history of the mandala and its symbolic influence in the Universe and how a mandala has the potential to affect your personal well-being. She'll guide you in the usage of a variety of tools and paints, and provide you with a printed visual aide to help you create a truly unique piece. All materials included. $30.
SAT Free Spirited Canvas at Moments House MON Paint a Pint at Thistle & Mirth | THU Open DIY Workshop at Patrick's Pub


Whitney Center for the Arts presents the Obie Award-winning international sensation The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler. Monica Bliss directs this gathering of wildly divergent female voices in a work that Variety has called "Spellbinding, funny, and almost unbearably moving..."


On Friday mornings in September, Mass Audubon will offer FREE birding at Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, located on Holmes Road. The sanctuary offers protected landscapes to observe and study birds with the help of experienced and knowledgeable leaders. Bird walks are targeted toward adults, but interested young birders are always welcome. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair. No registration required. 8 a.m.
ONGOING Winter Clothing Drive at Berkshire County Arc ONGOING National Library Card Sign-up Month at Berkshire Athenaeum | ONGOING The Mastheads at Hancock Shaker Village | FRI Tip-a-Cop for Special Olympics at Mazzeo's | SAT Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market at The First Street Common | SAT Pittsfield Repair Cafe at St. Stephen's Church | SUN Domingo Brunch w/Paula Bradley & Marylou Ferrante at Dottie's | MON Berkshire Trans Group at Berkshire Athenaeum | MON Beginner Line Dance Lessons at Polish Falcons | WED Art & DBT for Women in Recovery at NuArts | THU Pittsfield Squares Open House at South Congregational Church


Berkshire Athenaeum welcomes inspirational speaker Dr. Joseph Cardillo, who will present methods of attention training and creative thinking. Cardillo is a bestselling author of several books in the fields of health, mind-body-spirit, and psychology. The audience will leave with saved files on their phones which they can use to sharpen memory, organize, or calm down7 p.m.
SAT Food for Thought Dinner w/Andrea Barnet at Hancock Shaker Village | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Class at The Licht | MON The Process of Aging at Knesset Israel | THU Screening of My Italian Secret at Knesset Israel


FRI-MON Under the Tree at The Little Cinema 
Under the Tree (Undir trénu) follows a man accused of adultery by his wife and forced to move in with his parents. While he fights for custody of his four-year-old daughter, he is gradually sucked into a dispute between his parents and their neighbors over a beautiful old tree. What starts as a typical spat between suburban neighbors unexpectedly and violently reaches a boiling point.
ONGOING See What's New at The Beacon | THU Screening of My Italian Secret at Knesset Israel

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 Art and Solean exhibit of IS183 Art School faculty and student designed, altered and artfully enhanced shoes held in conjunction with the Elizabeth Freeman Center's Walk a Mile event. All proceeds from the show will benefit the Elizabeth Freeman Center and IS183 Art School's Learning Through Arts Program to help support women and families.
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A little more drama than anyone expected going to the bottom of the sixth and a whole lot more drama than the hometown fans wanted to see.
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