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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Nov. 8-14

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Veterans Day is Monday, Nov. 11
The City of Pittsfield's annual Veterans Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. 
For those participating, lineup will take place 9:30-9:45 a.m. on Fenn, Pearl and Allen streets and will leave from City Hall on Fenn Street at 10 a.m. The group will proceed to North Street, turn left, followed by another left on South Street, and continue to Veterans Memorial Park where the ceremony will take place.
This year's guest speaker is Marine Corps Veteran Curtis Janey. The Veteran of the Year is Mr. George Winters, USMC. The Master of Ceremonies will be John Herrera, former Marine, retired Coast Guardsman, and current Director of Veterans' Services for the City of Pittsfield.
Please note that in event of inclement weather, the exercises will be held at Morningside Community School, 100 Burbank St.  Stay tuned to local radio stations and Pittsfield Community Television (PCTV) for information pertaining to weather-related updates.
After the ceremonies, there will be a luncheon at the VA Clinic on Eagle Street, as well as "Cuts for Courage", which means free haircuts and a massage for interested veterans. All Veterans and their families are welcome to attend.
For more information, please contact John Herrera, Director, Veteran Services, at 413-499-9433.


The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts will host a concert and record release party for local singer-songwriter Wes Buckley and his new album, Dancing the Bliss. Very special guest Erin Durant opens the show. This event is sponsored by Berkshire Music Project. $10. 6-10 p.m.
FRI The Eagles Band at The Colonial | FRI Karaoke Night at Friends | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Garson&Sullivan at Proprietor's Lodge | FRI Uncensored Comedy Show at Uncorked | FRI-SUN Dream/Awake at The Whit | SAT Food for Thought Dinner w/Jake Levin at Hancock Shaker Village | SAT NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner at Berkshire Hills Country Club | SAT Albert Cummings at The Colonial | SAT Hairballz at The A | SAT Rumours at Parkside | SAT Peter Poirier at Mission | SUN JB's Acoustic Gravel at O'Laughlin's | SUN Tommy T & Back Velvet at Italian American Club | SUN Open Mic at Mission | MON Trivia Night at Methuselah | MON Jazz Night at Mission | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU Comedian Jared Goldstein at The Colonial | THU The Picky B's at Mission | THU Henry V at Taconic High School


FREE Community Pajama Night at Berkshire Museum is a chance for children ages 1-10 and their caregivers to wear their favorite pajamas and get comfortable for a cozy night of storytelling! In celebration of Family Literacy Month, authors, artists, educators and community members will share books on the theme of heroes. Hear adults and kids reading aloud, go for a story walk, and choose a book to take home! 5:30-7:30 p.m.
FRI WeeMuse Adventures at Berkshire Museum FRI-THU Parenting Classes & Play Groups at 18 Degrees SAT Pop-up Play Day at Berkshire Museum SAT We Shape History at Berkshire Museum SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum SUN Nutcracker Tea Party at Zion Lutheran Church SUN Discovery Tank Program at Berkshire Museum TUE WeeMuse Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum TUE Graphic Novel Book Club at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE Read with Me at Berkshire Athenaeum WED World Kindness Day at Berkshire Athenaeum WED WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM at Berkshire Museum THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU Henry V at Taconic High School


This Intuitive Painting for Creative Expression and Healing class walks cancer patients and their caregivers through a simple three-step process - connect, celebrate and create - to restore emotional balance, relax the mind, and reignite the innate healing power to become fearless, fulfilled and free. 2:45-4:45 p.m. Registration required.
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 Pilates Fit | WED Adult Pick-up Soccer at The Infield


The Pittsfield Farmers Market's Indoor Market Season begins this Saturday and will be held every second Saturday through the month of April at 100 First Street. Shop for fresh, local and seasonal fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods, coffee, art and more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
ONGOING Food for Fines at Berkshire Athenaeum | FRI-SAT Book Sale at Berkshire Athenaeum | FRI-SUN Dream/Awake at The Whit | SAT NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner at Berkshire Hills Country Club | SAT Inktober Art Auction at Dottie's | SUN Brunch w/Famous Before We're Dead at Dottie's | SUN Jazz Brunch at Hotel on North | MON Berkshire Theatre Critics Awards at Zion Lutheran Church | TUE Collateral Damage Opening Reception at Pittsfield Veterans Outreach Center | TUE Status of Women & Girls Research Report Listening Party at GFCU


The Jewish Federation's Connecting with Community series welcomes Michelle Lopez, executive director of the Berkshire Immigrant Center, for the talk Immigrants in the Berkshires, Then and Now. Michelle will discuss the history of the Berkshire Immigrant Center, its mission, and what the Center is doing/has been doing this past year. She will provide information about the scope of BIC's services. 10:45 a.m. 
FRI Thankful Cornucopia on Slate at Berkshire Paint & Sip SAT Tours at Arrowhead SUN Holiday Bird House Glassware at Berkshire Paint & Sip | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Classes at The Lichtenstein THU Arts in Recovery Symposium at BCC THU Dried Floral Basket at Township Four THU Zero-waste Living Workshop at Tyler Street Lab THU Census Job Fair at Berkshire Athenaeum


FRI-MON Pink Ribbons, Inc. at The Little Cinema
Breast cancer has become the poster child of corporate cause-related marketing campaigns. Countless women and men walk, bike, climb and shop for the cure. Each year, millions of dollars are raised in the name of breast cancer, but where does this money go and what does it actually achieve? Pink Ribbons, Inc. shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a "dream cause," becomes obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success. 
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