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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Nov. 22-28

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The Colonial presents Tramps Like Us, a high-energy band that delivers Bruce Springsteen's iconic rockers and ballads including "Dancing In the Dark," "Born in the U.S.A.," "Thunder Road," "Badlands" and more. Tramps Like Us is the only tribute band to be endorsed by members of Springsteen's team, such as former producer and manager Mike Appel, and the official Springsteen Radio Station: E Street Radio on Sirius XM. 8 p.m. $25 and up. 
FRI Sarah Mitchell at Methuselah | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI An Evening of Music, Poetry & Solidarity at First Church of Christ | FRI "Helping Friends" Food Pantry Benefit at United Methodist Church | FRI Tom Savoy at Hotel on North | FRI Jim Witherell at Proprietor's Lodge | FRI-SAT "Cruisin' with the Oldies" Pittsfield Parade Benefit at Taconic High School | SAT Decadia: '80s Tribute at The Colonial | SAT Shyne/Bits 'n' Pieces at The A | SAT Lyndsay Anne & Duffy at Proprietor's Lodge | SAT Mr. Doubtfire at Mission | SAT Sawyer Country at Roasted Garlic | SAT Jason & Trev at Proprietor's Lodge | SAT ZipStohr's Comedy at Holiday Inn (formerly Crowne Plaza) | SAT-SUN Berkshire Concert Choir: An Afternoon at the Opera at Zion Lutheran Church | SUN Open Mic Night at Mission | MON WordXWord: Flavors of America at Berkshire Museum | MON Green Drinks at Hotel on North | MON Trivia Night at Methuselah | MON Jazz Night at Mission | WED Jack Waldheim's One Man Dance Band at Mission | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | WED Mike Duffy at Hotel on North | THU The Picky B's at Mission


Explore the sparkling indoor forest of "Festival of Trees 2019: Heroes" at Festival of Trees After Dark. The Berkshire Museum's galleries will be lit only by the twinkling lights ablaze on every tree. All ages welcome. $3/$5. 5-7 p.m.
FRI WeeMuse Adventures at Berkshire Museum FRI-THU Parenting Classes & Play Groups at 18 Degrees SAT Kitchen Ka-Boom! at Berkshire Museum SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum SAT We Can Be Heroes at Berkshire Museum SAT Festival of Trees After Dark at Berkshire Museum SUN Discovery Tank Program at Berkshire Museum MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum MON Dungeons & Dragons at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE WeeMuse Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum TUE WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM at Berkshire Museum


Flow in the dark with Nicole at this Rockin' Glowga (glow-in-the-dark yoga) class at Radiance. This intermediate/advanced flow will be practiced under black lights and participants will be offered glow sticks and neon body paint. Immerse yourself in upbeat music, color and fun at this unique event! 6-7:30 p.m. Please pre-register. This class will sell out.
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 SAT Customer Appreciation Day at The Infield | MON Common Yoga at Zion Lutheran Church | THU FREE Thankful 5K Run/Walk with Berkshire Running Center | THU ThanksLiving Day Yoga at Radiance Yoga


Helping Friends is a benefit concert for the Food Pantry in Pittsfield, which helps feed the homeless and persons in need. The evening will feature two great tribute bands: Forever Man, an Eric Clapton tribute show, and Berkshire Beatlesque, a Beatles tribute group. The concert will be held at the First Methodist Church at 55 Fenn Street. $25. p.m. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, concertgoers are asked to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Food Pantry.
ONGOING Food for Fines at Berkshire Athenaeum FRI Fall Bazaar at Springside Rehabilitation | FRI An Evening of Music, Poetry & Solidarity at First Church of Christ | FRI-SAT "Cruisin' with the Oldies" Pittsfield Parade Benefit at Taconic High School SAT Customer Appreciation Day at The Infield SAT Berkshire Stonewall Friendsgiving Potluck at St. Stephen's Church | SUN Brunch w/Fanny Pack at Dottie's | SUN Jazz Brunch at Hotel on North | MON Green Drinks at Hotel on North | TUE Trans Awareness Panel at Berkshire Athenaeum


Township Four presents its popular Thanksgiving pumpkin centerpiece class. Learn to create your own floral arrangement in a real sugar pumpkin! Ages 16 and older. Please pre-register, as this class is likely to sell out! 1-3 p.m. 
FRI Body Butter Workshop at Unitarian Universalists SAT Tours at Arrowhead SAT Learn to Curl at Boys & Girls Club | SUN Wreath 'n' Sip at Hancock Shaker Village | SUN Paint "Two Pines Pond" at Berkshire Paint & Sip | MON The Process of Aging at Knesset Israel | MON Goal Setting with Matt White at Berkshire Athenaeum | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Classes at The Lichtenstein


FRI-MON Loro at The Little Cinema
Academy Award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino depicts the life and times of scandal-plagued Silvio Berlusconi in Loro. The film dissects the personality and motivations of the billionaire and former Prime Minister during a tumultuous period in his career, as his marriage to his second wife fractures. The film speculates what may or may not have taken place behind closed doors, a timely commentary on the excesses and follies of the power-hungry.
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Pittsfield Holds Tree Lighting Ceremony

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff

City Council President Peter Marchetti welcomes the crowd. 
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The holiday season is officially on in Pittsfield with the annual tree lighting  Ceremony at Park Square.
Hundreds gathered at Park Square on Friday night to bring in the holiday season with song and cheer as they lit up the Park Square Christmas tree.
"On behalf of Mayor Tyer and the entire City Council, I want to welcome you to the tree lighting ceremony and wish you a Merry Christmas and happy holidays on behalf of the city," Council President Peter Marchetti said. "Tonight is a very special moment in the city."
Recreation Activities Coordinator Becky Manship thanked all who made the event possible especially the parks maintenance crew. 
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