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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: June 14-19

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Next Thursday, June 20 is Healthy 3rd Thursday!
June's 3rd Thursday celebrates health and fitness with the running of the 10th annual Green Mile Road Race to benefit the Pittsfield Parade Fund at 5:30 p.m.; drumming with Aimee Gelinas and Berkshire Rhythm Keepers at Persip Park; Micaela Taylor's TL Collective in front of St. Joseph's Church in the Jacob's Pillow Dance Zone; Berkshire Salsa on the Persip Park main stage; and free outdoor classes all evening with Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness at Palace Park.
Hancock Shaker Village presents the 2nd annual Northeast Fiddlers' Convention, a family-friendly, traditionally inspired, old-time and bluegrass music gathering. The weekend will feature workshops and demonstrations, instrument and band contests, farm-to-table food and drink, special exhibitions, and round-the-clock pickin' and singin' with a lineup of musicians including the Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen.
FRI Lita Williams at Hotel on North | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Jason Crockwell & Trevor Davis at Proprietor's Lodge | FRI Daniel Hamilton at Rusty Anchor| FRI Line Dance Night at Polish Falcons | SAT Too Much, Never Enough Opening at The Whit | SAT The Art of Nonfiction Narrative Opening at The Whit | SAT Benefit Concert for ServiceNet at First Church of Christ | SAT Latin Night & Salsa Lesson at The A | SAT Dan Gingras at Rusty Anchor | SAT Lady Di & The Dukes at Rainbow | SAT Apocalypstick Redd at Mission | SUN Songs of Obsession Cabaret at Barrington Stage | MON Berkshire Athenaeum Book Club at Hotel on North | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE Green Drinks at J. Allen's | WED Jeanne Schnackenberg & Jon Sauer at Methuselah | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU The Picky B's at Missio
Berkshire Museum presents a screening of Disney's Moana designed for families and children with sensory needs and those who have difficulty in a traditional movie screening setting. Projection brightness will be reduced and can be adjusted for audience comfort. The volume of the film will be turned down and dim house lights will be on during the performance so guests can see their surroundings and move around the theater. Closed captioning will be available upon request. 11 a.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 da Vinci After Hours at Berkshire Museum | SUN Discovery Tank Program at Berkshire Museum MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum THU Farm Friends at Hancock Shaker Village
FRI Men's Restorative Yoga & Sound Bath
Join Lawrence Carroll, Aimee McLear and Pattie Loughlin at Zion Lutheran Church for men's restorative yoga and sound bath. Lawrence will lead the class through a handful of restorative poses that will assist in opening the body. Melt into postures while you enjoy the sounds and vibrations of crystal singing bowls, crystal pyramids and chimes. 7-8:15 p.m. $20 suggested donation. No one turned away. All who identify as male 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 Berkshire Salsa FRI-THU Various Classes at Modig Internal Disciplines FRI-THU Various Classes at Pilates Fit | SAT Sunrise Yoga on the Deck at Rusty Anchor | SAT Stand-up Paddle Board Yoga at Rusty Anchor | SAT Yoga & Zumba at Onota Lake | SAT+ Zumba at Tyler Street Lab | SUN+WED Yoga at Tyler Street Lab | MON Barre Class on the Deck at Rusty Anchor | TUE Athletic Conditioning at Pilates Fit
FRI+ America v. 2.1 at Barrington Stage Company
Barrington Stage Company presents a world premiere by Stacey Rose. America v. 2.1: The Sad Demise & Eventual Extinction of The American Negro is a day in the life of a troupe of Black actors who are charged with re-enacting the revised history of the once-thriving American Negro. It quickly becomes a day of reckoning. This is a provocative, funny and dark look at Black Americans in post-apocalyptic America. At BSC's St. Germain Stage through June 30.
SUN Songs of Obsession Cabaret at Barrington Stage | MON-TUE And the Winner Is Auditions at Town Players of Pittsfield | TUE-THU Mr. Noble Melancholy at Arrowhead
SAT 3rd Annual Berkshire Pride at The Common Park 
The 3rd annual Berkshire Pride festival at the First Street Common will be held from 12-5 p.m. There will be speakers, music, mom hugs, a gender-bending tent, local vendors and food, a resource fair, a quiet tent, and family fun! FREE, no tickets required!
SAT Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market | SAT Repair Cafe at St. Stephen's Church | SAT Lyme Alliance Meeting | SAT Rainbow Seniors Talk & Listen Group at Berkshire Athenaeum | SAT+ Bridal Extravaganza at Deidre's | SUN Pride Brunch at Mission | SUN Brunch w/Cassandra, Jake & Sam at Dottie's | THU Berkshire Nonprofit Speed Dating at Zion Lutheran Church
WED Behind the Marketing Workshop at City Hall 
Behind the Marketing is a free workshop that will help participants appreciate the difference between a marketing strategy and a sales process. Guests will leave with a draft strategy that incorporates seven key elements, allowing them to create marketing campaigns and a calendar for their businesses. Registration and networking will begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by the workshop at 8 a.m. The workshop will be led by Keith Girouard, Regional Director and Senior Business Advisor at the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center. 
FRI Paint & Sip to Benefit Soldier On at Berkshire Paint & Sip SAT Lyme Alliance Meeting | MON On-site Tour of Blue Q with the Jewish Federation | MON Furniture Repair & Refinishing Workshop at Tyler Street Lab | MON Berkshire Environmental Town Hall at Berkshire Athenaeum | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Classes at The Lichtenstein | TUE Williamstown Theatre Festival on the Terrace at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE Green Drinks at J. Allen's | WED Intuitive Painting Class at BMC Cancer Center
FRI-MON Van Gogh & Japan at The Little Cinema
In this little-known story of Van Gogh's art, we see just how important his study of Japan was. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know of today.
ONGOING See What's New at The Beacon | THU Baraka w/Improvised Live Score at The Lichtenstein


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