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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Feb. 15-21

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February 15 - February 21, 2019

The 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival takes place Thursday, Feb. 14 - Sunday, Feb. 24 and features music, art, theater, dance, film and more. There is something for the entire family, from Barrington Stage's 10x10 New Play Festival and live jazz at The Whitney, to 10 Days of Play at the Berkshire Museum and a fireworks extravaganza on the Pittsfield Common.

 
The Tyler Street Lab @ 730 is a 4-month pop-up that creates a community space out of an underutilized storefront. The city's Office of Cultural Development, in collaboration with the Transformative Development Initiative (TDI), is putting out two calls for art: a storefront configuration challenge and a community art installation challenge. There will be a stipend of up to $850 to the award-winning designs - one from each challenge. Please submit all materials to tylerstreetlabpitt@gmail.com by Monday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m.! 
 
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE
The 10x10 Real Art Party (RAP) is your chance to take home a piece of art while supporting the Berkshire Art Association! Artists from the Berkshires and beyond have contributed 10x10 inch original works to be auctioned off for $25 each. The Preview Party begins at 6 p.m. and the auction starts at 7 p.m. To guarantee a piece of art, purchase an ARTtix at the Berkshire Museum. Tickets are on sale now through the night of the party (or until they sell out). 
Plus... 
FRI David Grover & Linda Worster at Bread & Roses Coffee House FRI Cameron Collins at Hotel on North | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow FRI Chad Tarves & Friends at The A FRI Karaoke Night at Friends SAT Mastheads Lit Party at Methuselah SAT Matt & Atla Dechamplain Quartet at The Whit | SAT Sweetheart Ballroom Dance & Tango Lesson at Italian-American Club | SAT Solid Gold Saturday Night at The Colonial | SAT St. Valentine's Berkshire Salsa Party at Proprietor's Lodge | SAT The Riverside Brothers at Mission | SAT Whiskey City at The A | SAT Lady Di & The Dukes at Rainbow | SAT Shyne at Crossroads | SUN Corey Zink & County Line at Italian-American Club | MON WordXWord: Odd Couples at Berkshire Museum | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE Libations w/Librarians at Hotel on North | TUE Green Drinks: Mushrooms of the Berkshires at J. Allen's | TUE Trivia Night at Uncorked Wine & Beer Lounge | WED Dan Blakeslee at Methuselah | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU The Picky B's at Mission | THU Nine Pin Knockdown at Thistle & Mirth
 
FAMILY FRIENDLY
 
Berkshire Museum kicks off its 10 Days of Play, a part of the 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, with a FREE Community Night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Build towering structures in the Crane Room, break and make in the Tinker Lab, learn about animals in the early learners' space, and get hands-on in the new exhibit Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion.
Plus...
ONGOING Boston Bruins Pajama Drive at Berkshire Athenaeum |  at Berkshire Museum FRI-SAT Teen Book Giveaway at Berkshire Athenaeum 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 FREE Public Ice Skating at Boys & Girls Club | SAT da Vinci After Hours at Berkshire Museum | SAT+ 10 Days of Play at Berkshire Museum | SAT+ Designing w/da Vinci at Berkshire Museum | SUN Discovery Tank Program at Berkshire Museum | SUN The Big Chill: Day of Winter Fun at Hancock Shaker Village | SUN Darrow School Art Exhibit at Hancock Shaker Village | MON Records & Burpee Zoo Show at Berkshire Museum | MON Kids' Succulent Garden Class at Township Four | MON Kids' Terrarium Class at Township Four | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum | TUE Chain Reactions & Creative Contraptions at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE-THU Sing-a-long w/Nappy's Puppets at Berkshire Museum | WED Early Instruments w/Berkshire Music School at Berkshire Museum WED Mammal Mysteries at Berkshire Athenaeum WED Snack & Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum | WED FREE Public Ice Skating at Boys & Girls Club THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Children's Yoga at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU Kids' Terrarium Class at Township Four | THU Kids' Succulent Garden Class at Township Four THU Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Fandom Thursday at Berkshire Athenaeum
 
WELLNESS
Radiance Yoga presents a day of yoga, massage lessons, deep relaxation and chocolate. Bring your honey, friend or family member and express loving care through yoga and massage. Gillian and Karden will guide you and yours through partner yoga poses and Thai massage moves that are both fun and deeply relaxing. 2-4 p.m. $50 per couple pre-registration. $60 per couple walk-in if not sold out beforehand.
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 FREE Running Form Clinic at Berkshire Running Center SAT Heart-Centered Kirtan at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness SUN 1-10 Mile Run at Berkshire Running Center SUN Long Run at Berkshire Running Center MON Pilates on the Reformer at Pilates Fit THU Yoga in the Auditorium at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Burnout at Pilates Fit 
 
PERFORMANCE
 
The 7th annual 10x10 New Play Festival at Barrington Stage's St. Germain Stage features ten 10-minute plays by 10 playwrights, all performed by an ensemble of six actors. Every 10 minutes, a new play begins! (Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., plus Saturdays & Sundays at 3 p.m.)
Plus...
FRI-SUN New and Used with Town Players at BCC
 
GET CREATIVE
 
Township Four presents its first structured floral design class. Learn about floral materials and techniques while creating a boutonniere, classic wrist corsage, hand-tied European bouquet, small floral hairpiece, and small table centerpiece. No floral handling experience is necessary. 1-4 p.m. $150 plus tax.
Plus...
TUE-THU Open Studio at Bisque, Beads & Beyond WED Snowman with Bird at Berkshire Paint & Sip WED Cloche Indoor Garden Class at Township Four
  COMMUNITY & LEARNING
As part of the 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, Jacob's Pillow presents a FREE pop-up event at the Boys & Girls Club. The Hartford-based all-styles dance collective 860 MVMNT brings the raw, intense energy of street dance to the stage, versed in hip-hop, house, b-boying and voguing. This family-friendly performance ends with an open cypher and dance party! 6 p.m.
Plus...
ONGOING Boston Bruins Pajama Drive at Berkshire Athenaeum | FRI Berkshire Blueprint 2.0 Launch at The Colonial | SAT Sunday Strummers Ukulele Ensemble at Berkshire Athenaeum | SAT Sip & Shop at Berkshire Running Center | SAT+ Presidents' Week Sale at The Outlet at Pine Cone Hill | SUN Domingo Brunch w/Tumo-Kohrs at Dottie's | SUN The Big Chill: Day of Winter Fun at Hancock Shaker Village | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Classes at The Lichtenstein | TUE Green Drinks: Mushrooms of the Berkshires at J. Allen's | TUE Moonlight Owl & Wildlife Prowl at Canoe Meadows | WED Pittsfield Prospers Launch at Proprietor's Lodge | THU Current Affairs at Knesset Israel 
 
FILM
FRI-MON Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action at The Little Cinema
 
For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-nominated short films, with all three categories offered: documentary, animation, and live action. This is your annual chance to predict the winners!
 
 
 
Plus...
ONGOING See What's New at The Beacon | TUE Moby-Dick Film Fest: Age of Dragons at Berkshire Athenaeum
What's Showing at The Licht
Pittsfield's city-owned community arts center, 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!   

As part of the 8th Annual 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival, the gallery will feature The Ten Spot Photography Show, an invitational exhibit featuring ten photographers from the Berkshires and beyond.

 
28 Renne Ave.   (413) 499-9348   Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

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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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