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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: March 15-21

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Known across the globe as "the ultimate-feel good show," The Choir of Man offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy. It combines incredible harmonies, high-energy dance and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine men sing everything from pub tunes and folk to Broadway and classic rock. The cast features world-class tap dancers, acrobats, singers, instrumentalists and poets, ensuring that there's something for everyone in this show for all ages. 7:30 p.m. $39.
 
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Methuselah Bar & Lounge with a performance by Tony Lee Thomas at 6 p.m., followed by top Irish recording artist Liam Geddes at 8 p.m. Please call or text Yuki Cohen at (413) 347-2888 to reserve your spot in advance. $10 advanced reservations, $15 at door.  
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FRI Bobby Sweet at Bread & Roses Coffee House FRI America, We Have a Problem Opening Reception at BCC | FRI Single Malt Scotch Dinner at Hotel on North | FRI Crafter, The Damaged & More at Crossroads | FRI Karaoke Night at Polish Falcons | FRI Karaoke Night at Friends | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | SAT Blarney Blast Swing Dancing at Zion Lutheran Church | SAT Lady Di & The Dukes at Rainbow | SAT One for One Duo at PortSmitt's | SAT Bagpipers at Methuselah | SAT Pittsfield Figure Skating Club Performance at Boys & Girls Club | SAT Lord Hobo Tap Takeover at Hotel on North | SUN Cantilena Chamber Choir: Cool Sounds A Cappella at Zion Lutheran Church | SUN Tony Lee Thomas at Methuselah | SUN Mr. Doubtfire at Mission | MON Libations with Librarians at Hotel on North | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE Green Drinks at J. Allen's | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU The Picky B's at Mission 
 
FAMILY FRIENDLY
Nominated for Best Family Show (Off Broadway Alliance Award) and named Best Fall Theater Show for NYC Kids, Ragtag Theatre's Rapunzel follows a troupe of actors as they present a twisted musical romp through the fairytale Rapunzel with talkin' birds, a 1980's hair stylist, a prince in a giraffe onesie and more. This drag-infused production is done in the style of Commedia dell'Arte and is highly interactive2 p.m. $15.
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FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum | FRI-SAT The Real Inspector Hound/Black Comedy at PHS FRI-THU Parenting Classes & Play Groups at Berkshire Children & Families | SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum | SAT Pop-up Play Day at Berkshire Museum | SAT da Vinci After Hours at Berkshire Museum | SUN Discovery Tank Program at Berkshire Museum | MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum | MON Peer Art Group: Teens & Young Adults at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum | TUE Teen Tech Tuesday at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum THU+ Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella at Taconic High School
 
WELLNESS
 
Join Jillian Bamford for a 6-week series at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness. This 50-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) class is a unique twist on a typical barre class. It pairs fat-scorching cardio with lean-muscle toning barre movements. All fitness levels and abilities are welcome. 6 a.m.
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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
 
PERFORMANCE
Whitney Center for the Arts presents a play by Taconic Stage Company, written by William Luce. Diedre Bollinger stars as Lillian Helman. Set in a hospital waiting room as she maintains a vigil for her longtime love, the novelist Dashiell Hammett, Hellman remembers the people and incidents that shaped her life. This is a sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always compelling view of a remarkable woman and artist.
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GET CREATIVE
 
 
Bisque, Beads & Beyond takes one of its most popular designs out of retirement. Learn to paint this on a 16x20 canvas in your choice of colors! $35. Reservations required. 6-8 p.m.
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ONGOING Open Studio Hours & Specials at Bisque, Beads & Beyond | SAT Paint "Rustic Barns" at Berkshire Paint & Sip | SUN Freeform Wire-wrapped Pendants at Funky Phoenix
  COMMUNITY & LEARNING
Hank Phillippi Ryan is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston's WHDHTV. She's won 34 EMMYs and dozens of journalism honors. She's also the bestselling author of 11 mysteries, with five Agathas, three Anthonys, two Macavitys, the Daphne, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her most recent book is the psychological thriller Trust Me. Ryan will sit down with The Berkshire Eagle's Kevin Moran for a conversation about journalism and mysteries at Barrington Stage Company's Blatt Center. $10. 6:30 p.m. 
Plus...
FRI-SAT Spring Book Sale at Berkshire Athenaeum | SAT Taconic Theatre Brunch & Cabaret at Polish Falcons | SAT Pedals, Pipes & Pizza at First United Methodist | SAT The Period Project at Berkshire Realtors | SAT Irish Olympics at Bousquet | SAT St. Patrick's Day Sale at Kissy's | SAT Trivia Night at Temple Anshe Amunim | SUN Brunch w/Genna & Jesse at Dottie's | SUN St. Patrick's Day at Roasted Garlic | MON Humanitarian Aid & the Refugee Crisis at Knesset Israel | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Classes at The Lichtenstein | TUE Green Drinks at J. Allen's | TUE-THU Nonprofit Board Training & "Speed Dating" at BCC
 
FILM
FRI-MON McQueen at The Little Cinema


A personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, visuals and music, the film is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary.
 
 
 
Plus...
ONGOING See What's New at The Beacon | SUN-MON Gone with the Wind 80th Anniversary at The Beacon | TUE Cinema of Law: Gideon's Army at Berkshire Athenaeum

 

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Pittsfield Nationals Hold Off Holden, Secure Sectional Title

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires.com Sports
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Monday’s sectional final in the Little League 8- to 10-year-old tournament had a little of everything: big offensive rallies, sterling defense, gutsy pitching and drama.
 
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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