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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Nov. 29-Dec. 5

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Saturday, Nov. 30 is Small Business Saturday!
Get a jump on your holiday shopping in Pittsfield on Small Business Saturday, and be part of a national effort to highlight locally owned small businesses each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Look for special deals throughout downtown and enjoy free parking all day! Plus, keep your eyes out for Santa, who will be popping in and out of downtown businesses from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.!


The Colonial presents Rev Tor & Friends, featuring performances by Wanda Houston, Gina Coleman, Tony Lee Thomas, and other musical guests. 8 p.m. $25 and up. 
FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Winter Mosaic Art Opening at The Colonial | FRI One for One Duo at PortSmitt's | FRI Dan Gingras at Proprietor's Lodge | FRI Generation X Rock at The A | SAT Garson & Sullivan at Proprietor's Lodge | SAT Grateful Shaker Supper at Hancock Shaker Village | SAT Desserts & Teen Music w/Elliott Loverin at Dottie's | SAT F-Bomb at The A | SAT Jason & Trev at Rainbow | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE Karaoke Dance Party at Thistle & Mirth | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU The Picky B's at Mission | THU Holiday Lights at Arrowhead


Get into the wintertime spirit by building your own DIY Candy Cottage at the Berkshire Athenaeum. All supplies will be provided, just bring your imagination and creativity! 6-8 p.m. Registration is required and will be accepted until Monday, Dec. 2. 
FRI Teen Relax & Craft at Berkshire Athenaeum FRI Drop & Shop Crafts at Funky Phoenix FRI-THU Parenting Classes & Play Groups at 18 Degrees SAT Saturday Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum SAT Festival of Trees After Dark at Berkshire Museum | SAT Desserts & Teen Music w/Elliott Loverin at Dottie's MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum MON Dungeons & Dragons at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE WeeMuse Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum TUE Decorate the YA Department at Berkshire Athenaeum WED Petite Picassos at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum


Gobble up nature and escape the hectic pace of Black Friday with a peaceful guided Turkey Walk & Talk on Hancock Shaker Village's one-mile Farm & Forest Trail. The walk ends in the barnyard, where you can meet the turkeys and say hello to other animals. Included with admission/free to members. 11 a.m.
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 Sip 'n' Shop 'n' Save at Berkshire Running Center | MON 5AM RunFit Cardio Strength at Berkshire Running Center | MON Common Yoga at Zion Lutheran Church | THU Chair Yoga at Knesset Israel


The Outlet at Pine Cone Hill's Thanksgiving 20% Off Sale is your chance to save another 20% off already reduced Dash & Albert area rugs (from sizes 2'x3' to 12'x16'), Pine Cone Hill decorative pillows, throws, coverlets, towels, sheet sets and more! 
ONGOING Food for Fines at Berkshire Athenaeum FRI Sip 'n' Shop 'n' Save at Berkshire Running Center FRI Black Friday Celebration at Kissy's | SUN Brunch w/Gypsy Jazz Ambassadors at Dottie's | SUN Jazz Brunch at Hotel on North | SUN Museum Store Sunday at Hancock Shaker Village | MON Tree of Lights Ceremony at Berkshire Medical Center | MON Berkshire Trans Group Meeting at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU Census Job Fair at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU Open Swim at Gladys Allen Brigham Center | THU Intergenerational Meetup at Berkshire Community College | THU Holiday Lights at Arrowhead


Paint "Winter Stroll" to benefit the Taconic Chorus Booster Club's trip to Scotland at Berkshire Paint & Sip. Learn to paint this image on a large, 16x20 canvas. All materials, instruction, light snacks and a donation are included in the $35 cost. BYOB. 6 p.m. 
SAT Tours at Arrowhead | MON Screening of Denial at Knesset Israel | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Classes at The Lichtenstein | WED First Responder Appreciation Day at Berkshire Veterans Outreach Center | WED-THU Wreath Decorating at Forthill Farmstand | THU Wreath-making Class at Township Four | THU Census Job Fair at Berkshire Athenaeum


FRI-MON Greener Grass at The Little Cinema
In a day-glo-colored, bizarro version of suburbia where adults wear braces on their already-straight teeth, everyone drives golf carts, and children magically turn into golden retrievers, soccer moms and best friends Jill and Lisa are locked in a passive aggressive battle-of-the-wills that takes a turn for the sinister when Lisa begins taking over every aspect of Jill's life - starting with her newborn daughter. Meanwhile, a yoga teacher killer is on the loose, Jill's husband has developed a taste for pool water, and Lisa is pregnant with a soccer ball. That's just the tip of the iceberg in this hilariously demented, Stepford Wives-on-acid satire destined to be an instant cult classic.
ONGOING See What's New at The Beacon | MON Denial at Knesset Israel


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Downtown Pittsfield's Ambassadors Ready to Assist

Melvin Wright and Amarie Starr visit Lee Bank, one of the program sponsors, last year.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Friendly pairs of downtown ambassadors have been in Pittsfield since July 1, offering approachable sources of directions, information, and assistance for residents, visitors, business owners, and the general public during the summer.
This year, thanks to the sponsorship of the program by the City of Pittsfield, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Lee Bank, and Pittsfield Garden Tour, Downtown Pittsfield Inc.'s ambassadors will be on the streets at peak times for visitors, through Labor Day.
The Downtown Pittsfield Ambassador Program is a partnership between the business group and the Pittsfield Police Department. The program addresses increased visitor presence during the summer and helps to relieve the demand on police presence downtown. It is based on similar models implemented in other cities around the country. This year, the program will focus on downtown's response to COVID-19 by providing masks to people that do not have them, picking up trash, and helping guide foot traffic to places to eat and shop.
This summer, there will be four ambassadors: two returning are returning, Melvin Wright and Amarie Starr, and two are new, Alex Desrochers and Liam Tremlett.
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