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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Nov. 15-21

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Berkshire Museum will hold its annual Festival of Trees Preview Party on Friday, Nov. 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy delicious appetizers and beverages, including a signature cocktail, as you explore more than 100 dazzling holiday displays. This year's Festival of Trees theme, "Heroes," is sure to inspire. Party guests are invited to incorporate their own hero(es) into their evening's attire!

 
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE

The Colonial presents Russian Ballet Theatre's new production of Tchaikovsky's timeless classic. Choreographer Nadezhda Kalinina lovingly retouches the oldest St. Petersburg version of the ballet, and adds her own vision, leaving audiences flushed with emotion. RBT's dancers perform with new hand-painted sets and new hand-sewn costumes. 7:30 p.m. $65 and up. $1 from every ticket will support local public school teachers and their classroom projects in Pittsfield and surrounding areas.
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FRI J.C. Hill at Methuselah | FRI Connecting the Dots Story Slam at Dottie's | FRI Musical Bingo Fundraiser at The A | FRI Karaoke Night at Friends | FRI David Grover & Linda Worster at Bread & Roses Coffee House | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Brian Benlien at Hotel on North | FRI JB's Acoustic Gravel at Proprietor's Lodge | SAT Desserts & Teen Music w/Zoe Lemos at Dottie's | SAT Elvis & Orbison Fundraiser at The Colonial | SAT Trailer Trash at The A | SAT Comedian Doug Smith at The Infield | SAT Livio Gravini at Proprietor's Lodge | SAT Jason & Trev at Friends | SUN Frankentoy Lab at Thistle & Mirth | MON Berkshire Athenaeum Book Club at Hotel on North | MON Trivia Night at Methuselah | MON Jazz Night at Mission TUE PHS Chamber Orchestra Concert at Berkshire Athenaeum | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU The Picky B's at Mission

 
FAMILY FRIENDLY

 
 
Berkshire Paint & Sip invites children ages 6 and older (and adults, too!) to paint "Dog and Cat Sunset" on a large 16x20 canvas. All painting materials, two hours of instruction, snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments are included in the $25 fee. 1-3 p.m. Berkshire Paint & Sip is located at 305 North Street.
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FRI WeeMuse Adventures at Berkshire Museum | FRI Henry V at Taconic High School | FRI-SUN Gut Girls at Miss Hall's School FRI-THU Parenting Classes & Play Groups at 18 Degrees SAT Pop-up Play Day at Berkshire Museum SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum SAT Family Scavenger Hunt at Berkshire Athenaeum SAT We Can Be Heroes at Berkshire Museum SAT Festival of Trees After Dark at Berkshire Museum | SAT Desserts & Teen Music w/Zoe Lemos at Dottie's SUN Discovery Tank Program at Berkshire Museum MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE WeeMuse Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum TUE PHS Chamber Orchestra Concert at Berkshire Athenaeum WED Petite Picassos at Berkshire Athenaeum WED Make & Take: Greeting Cards at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum

 
WELLNESS

During this Restorative Yoga with Massage classyou will be led through comfortable yoga postures and licensed massage therapists will guide you deeper into relaxation with massage. In each posture, the massage will be focused on a different area. All postures will be supported with bolsters, blankets and blocks, allowing for maximum comfort. 6-7:15 p.m. Please pre-register.
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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 Berkshire Salsa FRI-THU Various Classes at Pilates Fit FRI Zumbathon Fundraiser at Egremont Elementary FRI Learn to Salsa at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness | MON Common Yoga at Zion Lutheran Church | WED Adult Pick-up Soccer at The Infield

  PERFORMANCE

The BCC Players present playwright Alan Ayckbourn's Bedroom Farcea comedy in two acts, at Berkshire Community College's Boland Theatre. Trevor and Susannah, whose marriage is on the rocks, inflict their miseries on their nearest and dearest: three couples whose own relationships are tenuous at best. The action takes place in the three couples' bedrooms during one endless Saturday night of co-dependence and dysfunction. $10/$15.
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FRI Henry V at Taconic High School FRI-SUN Gut Girls at Miss Hall's School | FRI-SUN Dream/Awake at The Whit 

  COMMUNITY

Have you had trouble paying your bills? Do you work to address poverty in Berkshire County? Come hear from experts about resources and barriers to inform the conversation, share your thoughts and ideas, and help shape the work of Berkshire Community Action Council! A Community Conversation on Poverty will be held at the Berkshire Athenaeum from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free lunch provided.
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ONGOING Food for Fines at Berkshire Athenaeum FRI Zumbathon Fundraiser at Egremont Elementary SAT Suit Yourself Clothing Drive at Goodwill SAT Lyme & Co-infections Meeting at Berkshire Athenaeum | SAT Rainbow Seniors Talk & Listen Group at Berkshire Athenaeum | SAT Elvis & Orbison Fundraiser at The Colonial | SUN Brunch w/Banulis & Miller at Dottie's | SUN Jazz Brunch at Hotel on North | MON Job Fair Tips at Berkshire Career Center MON Berkshire Trans Group Meeting at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE 2019 Job Fair at Berkshire Hills Country Club WED Trans Day of Remembrance at St. Stephen's Church

  LEARNING


Hancock Shaker Village invites you to jazz up your holidays with this workshop perfect for making festive woven ornaments for a tree or to be given as handmade gifts. Learn how to create an eight-point snowflake and a puffy heart, woven in thin maple strips, and a reindeer, woven in dyed reed. Suitable for ages 14 and older. 1-4 p.m. 
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SAT Paint "Snowman w/Bird" on Canvas or Slate at Berkshire Paint & Sip SAT Tours at Arrowhead SAT Recycle Together at Walmart SUN Shaker Foodways Workshop at Hancock Shaker Village | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Classes at The Lichtenstein | WED Paint "Cardinal in Bloom" at Berkshire Paint & Sip | THU Current Affairs at Knesset Israel

 
FILM

WED Warren Miller's Timeless at The Colonial
Kick off winter with Warren Miller's 70th film, Timelesspresented by Volkswagen. Go on an adventure from the slopes of the Rockies to the rooftops of the Alps alongside top athletes, including Vermont native Jim Ryan. All moviegoers will receive discounts on lift tickets, gear, swag and more. It's more than a ski and snowboard film, it's an experience, 70 years in the making. The Colonial Theatre. $16.
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ONGOING See What's New at The Beacon | FRI-MON A Ballerina's Tale at The Little Cinema | WED Turning Point Alzheimer's Documentary at Berkshire Community College
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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: July 10-16

 

Welcome to Cultural Pittsfield's weekly guide featuring in-person and virtual classes and events, information, and more. If you are a Pittsfield business and would like your event listed, please email us at cultural@pittsfieldch.com. Thank you and be well!
TONIGHT - Thursday, July 9 at 7 p.m.: Berkshire OLLI at BCC presents An Online Conversation with Jim Acosta. The Chief White House Correspondent for CNN will discuss "The Enemy of the People: One Year, One Impeachment, and One Pandemic Later," co-sponsored by Berkshire Gas and The Berkshire Eagle.

  FUN & LEARNING
NEW DATE! Pittsfield's first everDrive.Walk.Bike City Art Show will take place on Friday, July 10 from 4-8 p.m. Artists will be displaying their paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, photography, fashions, sidewalk art, videos, and more on their porches, trees, lawns, and driveways, in their garages, or projected onto their homesView the list of participants and locations here!
Berkshire Theatre Group presents a virtual benefit performance live from Florence, Italy. Hershey Felder stars in Beethoven: A Play with Music on Sunday, July 12 at 8 p.m. 
Dramatizing Gerhard von Breuning's memoir, "Aus dem Schwarzspanierhaus," Felder brings Ludwig van Beethoven to life through the eyes of the Viennese doctor who spent his boyhood by the Maestro's side. Featuring some of the composer's greatest works, Felder's Beethoven is an intense, illuminating journey. 
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Berkshire Artist Profiles NEW Jacob's Pillow Virtual Festival Learn from Home w/Berkshire Theatre Group | Classes w/Berkshire Music School Classes w/Berkshire Fitness & Wellness Center | Classes w/IS183 Art School | Painting Tutorials w/Berkshire Paint & Sip | Virtual Barrington Stage Classes w/Radiance Yoga | Classes w/Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness Classes w/Antil Fitness | Email aimee@gaiaroots.com for Online Drumming Classes | ONGOING Online Classes w/Berkshire OLLI | FRI 1Berkshire Town Hall: Reopening the Economy, Phase 3 | FRI DLE Virtual Culture Chat | MON WordXWord: Dancing in the Street Virtual Poetry Slam | WED I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone Live Stream | WED 1Berkshire Virtual Team Trivia | THU Live Storytelling w/BCC Alums

  FAMILY FRIENDLY
 
Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness is now offering its Radiant Child Yoga class at Brattle Farm. Kids of all ages are invited to join instructor Julie Pellerin-Herrera on Fridays, July 10, July 31, Aug. 7 and Aug. 21 from 10:15-11 a.m. Pre-registration is required as class space is limited. $15/class.
Berkshire Theatre Group presents Sunset Cinema, outdoor film screenings at Taconic High School. Drive up and enjoy family-friendly movies in the comfort and safety of your vehicle ($25/car). A food truck will be on site offering concessions! Friday, July 10: Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical. Saturday, July 11: The Wiz Live! Thursday, July 16: Jurassic Park.Friday, July 17: The Iron GiantSaturday, July 18: Coco.
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