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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Jan. 18-24

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On Sunday from 3-6 p.m. at Second Congregational Church, join Multicultural Bridge and the Berkshire County NAACP for Dreaming Beyond Borders, the annual community celebration of the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The speaker will be the Rev. Da Vita D. McCallister, Lead Pastor of First Church in Somerville, Mass.

On Monday beginning at 8 a.m., join Berkshire Community College as it honors one of America's greatest heroes by giving back to the community at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service event. Local volunteer sites include Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, Harvest Table at First United Methodist Church, Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center, and Berkshire Environmental Action Team.

Fueled by their passion to explore beyond traditional musical boundaries, the Northampton, Massachusetts-based band The Alchemystics blend reggae, hip-hop, soul and rock into modern-day roots music with global appeal creating a powerful and unmistakable sound8 p.m. Tickets are $10.
FRI Linda Worster at Bread & Roses Coffee House FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow FRI Chad Tarves & Friends at The A | SAT Django's Reserve at Mission | SAT Melissa Brinton at Rainbow | SAT Social Ballroom Dance at Italian-American Club | SAT Shyne at The A | SAT DJ Friz at Crossroads | MON WordXWord Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. at Berkshire Museum | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE Libations with Librarians at Hotel on North | TUE Trivia Night at Uncorked Wine & Beer Lounge | WED Wes Buckley at Methuselah | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU BCC Alumni Meetup at Framework | THU Boys & Girls Club Dine-to-Donate at Hot Harry's | THU Just in Kace Band at Bousquet | THU The Picky B's at Mission
Learn about the birds that live right in our backyards, as well as how to feed them, identify them, and keep them returning from year to year. This youth event facilitated by Mass. Audubon will combine a presentation with hands-on exploration for a morning of birding fun! Berkshire Athenaeum11 a.m.
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 Kids Act! Jr. Sample Class at Barrington Stage | SUN Discovery Tank Program at Berkshire Museum | MON Camp Humane at Berkshire Humane Society | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum | TUE+ Spring Sport Training at Berkshire Running Center | WED WeeMuse: Parent/Child STEM at Berkshire Museum WED Afternoon Snack & Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Fandom Thursdays at Berkshire Athenaeum
Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness presents a Chi Running Class with certified walking/running coach Roger Thompson, on Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Learn a new form and keep your walking or running injury free and more enjoyable. All levels welcome. $40 monthly or $15 drop-in.
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 Run from The Spot with Berkshire Running Center 
You're invited to a fundraiser to benefit Pittsfield's own First Friday Artswalk! Paint "Portrait of Pines" on a large 16"x20" canvas. The $35 fee includes all materials, two hours of instruction, snacks and your donation. BYOB. Berkshire Paint & Sip, 305 North Street. 6:45 p.m.
SAT-TUE Open Studio Hours at Bisque, Beads & Beyond | MON Transforming Suicidal Thoughts with Art at NuArts | THU Open Studio Hours at Bisque, Beads & Beyond
SAT POSTPONED TO FEB 2!!  Pittsfield Rotary Auction at Crowne Plaza
Welcome to Margaritaville! The 28th Pittsfield Rotary Auction will feature cocktails and a preview of the auction beginning at 5 p.m.
The live auction starts at 6:30 p.m. Invite your friends! $10. Crowne Plaza Hotel at 1 West St.
FRI Autism Collaborative Meeting at AdLib | SAT Painting Party at Tyler Street Lab | SAT Antiques & Fine Art Auction at Fontaine's | SUN Domingo Brunch w/Chris Vecchia & Eamonn Barry at Dottie's | THU Boys & Girls Club Dine-to-Donate at Hot Harry's
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents classes at the Berkshire Museum on Thursdays and Fridays. Discuss the latest science research and discoveries; learn about new medical treatments and research; explore the life of Hannah Arendt or Pyotr Tchaikovsky; join in a philosophical debate on the existence of God and more. 
SAT+MON Open House at Mildred Elley | SUN Vision Board Workshop at Wellness Underground | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Classes at The Lichtenstein | WED Raising Your Subliminal Energy at The Here & Now
FRI-MON Pledge at The Little Cinema
Freshmen misfits Ethan, David and Justin desperately try to improve their uncool reputations by pledging prestigious Greek houses on their campus. Turned down by every fraternity, they soon receive an unexpected invitation from a shadowy social club that offers them access to an exclusive world of raging parties and beautiful coeds. But first, they must endure a sadistic initiation ritual that goes from depraved to deadly over the course of two blood-soaked days.
ONGOING See What's New at The Beacon | THU Moby-Dick Film Fest: Short Films 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!   

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 there.  Open through Friday, January 25.  Mon-Fri 9am-2pm.  

28 Renne Ave.   (413) 499-9348


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Pittsfield Nationals Edged in 8/10 Little League State Semis

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SALEM, Mass. -- Despite the scorching 90-plus degree temperatures, the Pittsfield National and Mansfield 8-10 Year Old All-Star teams played their hearts out on Saturday at O’Grady Field.
Mansfield came out on top with a 3-1 win, advancing to Sunday's state championship game.
"It’s sad that our adventure has come to an end, but I couldn’t be more proud of the teamwork and heart these 12 boys showed in the month and a half we had them together," Pittsfield Nats coach Mark Socie said.
Mansfield struck early scoring a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the first inning.
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