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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Jan. 10-16

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All visitors under 18 years of age will enjoy FREE admission to Berkshire Museum in 2020 through a new initiative honoring Museum trustee and former board president Elizabeth "Buzz" McGraw. The unlimited free admissions, titled "FreeBee" tickets, were funded by donors at last summer's Wine Gala, which raised more than $300,000 to support the Museum's education programs and expand access to all children.

 
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE

 
 
Jam to your favorite songs performed by Rock Voices. Everyday people with a love of singing get together to perform with a live band. With groups around the Northeast, Rock Voices aims to heal both the singers and the audience through song. Berkshire Museum, 7 p.m.
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FRI Randy Cormier at Proprietor's Lodge FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | SAT Desserts & Teen Music w/Fiona Laina at Dottie's | SAT All Ten & John at Proprietor's Lodge | SAT Danny Hamilton at Proprietor's Lodge | SAT Monthly Ballroom Dance at Zion Lutheran Church | SAT Mike Duffy at Rainbow | SAT Mr. Doubtfire at Mission | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE Vinyl Soul Night at Thistle & Mirth | WED Open Mic Night at Methuselah | THU Pianist Kaz Smith at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU The Picky B's at Mission

 
FAMILY FRIENDLY

The City of Pittsfield Recreation Program invites the first 100 people through the door during the Public Skate at the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires to free admission for skating as well as free skate rental! Public Skate is from 3:30-5 p.m. Four additional FREE Public Ice Skating opportunities will be held on: Saturdays, Jan. 25, Feb. 1 and Feb. 15, as well as Tuesday, Feb. 18.
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FRI WeeMuse Adventures at Berkshire Museum | FRI-THU Parenting Classes & Play Groups at 18 Degrees SAT Pop-up Play Day at Berkshire Museum SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum SAT We Shape History at Berkshire Museum | SAT Desserts & Teen Music w/Fiona Laina at Dottie's SUN Discovery Tank at Berkshire Museum MON Homeschool Day 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 Graphic Novel Book Club at Berkshire Museum WED-THU Auditions for The Little Mermaid Jr. at Berkshire Theatre Group THU Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum THU+ Robotics Club at Berkshire Museum

 
WELLNESS

 
Join Kent and Shiobbean at Berkshire Running Center for a training session to plan your upcoming 2020 running calendar. Get help making smart, realistic and attainable goals, and find out what you need to do to successfully fulfill those goals. 2-3 p.m.
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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 SUN Vision & Flow Workshop at Radiance Yoga SUN Learn to Cycle at Berkshire Running Center MON The Process of Aging at Knesset Israel MON On the Ball at Pilates Fit 

  COMMUNITY

 
Join Roots Rising in the Common Room at Zion Lutheran Church (74 First Street) for its first farmers market of 2020! Shop for fresh, local and seasonal fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods, coffee, art and more. The market accepts SNAP, HIP, debit cards and credit cards. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
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SAT Census Job Fair at Berkshire Athenaeum | SAT Rainbow Seniors Talk & Listen Group at Berkshire Athenaeum | SUN Brunch w/Eric Fernandez at Dottie's | SUN Four Freedoms Coalition's March & Gathering at The Colonial | TUE New Member Night at Junior League of Berkshire County | WED LGBTQ+ Women's Group at Berkshire Athenaeum

  LEARNING

 
IS183 Art School of the Berkshires presents a 3-week workshop, Printmaking in Pittsfield: Collagraphs. Explore the endless textural possibilities of collagraphs! You'll learn to create your own plate and print multiples using cardboard, recycled materials, gel mediums, and more. 6-8 p.m. Register online.
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SAT Online Marketing Strategies for Entrepreneurs at Framework | SAT Census Job Fair at Berkshire Athenaeum MON The Process of Aging at Knesset Israel | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Classes at The Lichtenstein | TUE BYO Container Terrarium Classes at Township Four THU Freedom on My Mind at Knesset Israel THU+ OLLI: The Splendors of Schubert at Berkshire Museum THU+ OLLI: 1862: Transforming the Union at Berkshire Museum THU+ OLLI: The Equal Rights Amendment at Berkshire Museum

 
FILM

FRI-SUN Three Christs at The Little Cinema
Three Christs follows Dr. Alan Stone, who is treating three paranoid schizophrenic patients at the Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, each of whom believed they were Jesus Christ. What transpires is both comic and deeply moving. Starring Richard Gere, Peter Dinklage, Julianna Margulies, and more.
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ONGOING See What's New at The Beacon THU Freedom on My Mind at Knesset Israel
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Pittsfield City Council Rejects Petition to Remove Connell

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council denied a petition aimed to remove Ward 4 Councilor Christopher Connell by claiming he no longer lived in Pittsfield.
 
Late into the six-hour meeting Tuesday, councilors came to the agreement that although Connell is spending much of his time quarantining out of state, his primary residence is still in Pittsfield.  
 
"I just want to thank you all for your kind support and thought and I will continue to do the best that I can for this council and this city," Connell said at the meeting's close around 1 in the morning. 
 
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