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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Jan. 4-10

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The Berkshire Eagle presents the Body, Mind & Soul Health Expo from 2-5 p.m. at the Berkshire Plaza Hotel (1 West Street). There you'll find information and demonstrations to improve your heath and well-being. Meet professional fitness trainers, health experts, and health and sports club representatives. Plus: blood pressure and testing, workshops, food and drink samples, and more!
Comedian Andy Pitz has been a mainstay in venues for more than 20 years. His unique style and smart humor have landed him appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late Late Show with Craig FergusonAndy's take on marriage, parenting and his own inadequacies are some of the funniest around. $5. 7:30 p.m.
FRI JB's Acoustic Gravel at PortSmitt's | FRI Cabin Pressure at The A | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Karaoke Night at Friends SAT Trailer Trash at The A | SAT Shyne at Crossroads | MON Paint a Pint at Thistle & Mirth | WED Wes Buckley at Methuselah | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow

On the First Friday of every month, teens (ages 13-19) can try a unique and fun artistic technique for FREE at Berkshire Athenaeum. This Friday, join Adam Gudeon from IS183 Art School of the Berkshires from 3-5 p.m. and try creating a comic or graphic novel!
at Berkshire Museum FRI Friday Night Baseball Clinics at The Infield FRI-THU Parenting Classes & Play Groups at Berkshire Children & Families | SAT WeeMuse: Art Lab at Berkshire Museum | SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum MON+ Snowmen at Night Story Walk at Berkshire Athenaeum MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum WED Aladdin Jr. Auditions at The Colonial | WED WeeMuse: Parent/Child STEM at Berkshire Museum THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Snowman Story Time & Craft at Berkshire Athenaeum
This is a progressive class that is cardio inspired, fast paced and calorie burning (500+ calories per class). Join Kathy Sprague at Healthy Fitness LLC, located at 71 Federal Street, on Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. $60 for all 4 weeks or $15 at the door. Drop-ins welcome!
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 FRI Meet Me at the Barre at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness SAT Nia Technique at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness MON Healthy Living for Brain & Body at Knesset Israel WED FREE Peaceful Flow Yoga at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness THU FREE Barre Class at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Berkshire Athenaeum presents "Meditation: Secret to a Peaceful Life" with Dr. Andrew Vidich. There will be a short meditation sitting. FREE. 7 p.m.
SUN New Moon Circle at The Here & Now | SUN Domingo Brunch w/Luke Tobin at Dottie's MON Healthy Living for Brain & Body at Knesset Israel | WED Spaghetti Dinner at Elks Lodge | THU Scam & Fraud Awareness & Prevention at Knesset Israel
FRI-SUN Who We Are Now at The Little Cinema

Recently released from prison, Beth is working with her public defender to get her son back from her sister, who was awarded legal custody while Beth was incarcerated for 10 years. Soon after, Beth forms an unlikely alliance with Jess, an idealistic young protégé of the public defense team who decides to take on Beth's cause, whether she likes it or not.
ONGOING See What's New at The Beacon
Attention Artists!
Artscape is calling for new public outdoor art (sculpture and installations) for 2019! Please click the link below for more information!
The deadline is January 18th, 2019.
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!   

Up next, an exhibit featuring the Westside Riverway Park and all of its potential.  Architects Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson will lead this exhibit with design examples of the future park and a chance for you to weigh in on what you'd like to see happen at the park. 

Opening Reception:  Friday, January 11, 5-7pm
28 Renne Ave.   413-499-9348


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By Stephen Sports
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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.
But, in the end, the Pittsfield Little League National Division All-Stars held on for a 10-9 win and a berth in the state tournament.
The Nats, playing as designated visitors on their Myron Gray Field, took a 10-1 lead into the bottom of the sixth, but Holden rallied to draw within one and had runners at second and third when Brenden Socie struck out the second man he faced to end the game.
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