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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Jan. 24-30

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Join The Berkshire Eagle for a Body, Mind & Soul Health Expo sponsored by Berkshire Health Systems and featuring information and demonstrations to improve your health and well-being! Meet professional fitness trainers and local health experts, learn about local health and sports clubs, get your blood pressure tested, participate in various workshops, and sample healthy food and drink. Holiday Inn & Suites, 2-5 p.m.
In 2014, The City of Pittsfield finalized a study that resulted in a series of recommended strategies to improve parking. Since then, many of the recommendations have been implemented and the City wants to know more about your experience with these changes. 

Please complete this short survey by January 28! Paper versions of the survey are also available and can be picked up/returned at the City Clerk's office on the ground floor of City Hall, 70 Allen Street.


This one-time concert at The Colonial Theatre will feature performances by Steve Ide, Bobby Sweet, Matt Cimini, Ed Moran, Jack Waldheim, Diane Wieland, Rob Sanzone, Bruce Mandel, Jeanne Laurin, Danny Hamilton, Dave "Burnt" Bacon and more, plus a special appearance by legendary troubadour Ray Mason. 7:30 p.m. $23.50 and up.
FRI Dance Party w/Justin Allen at Methuselah | FRI The Sanguinary Revenge of a Hitman's Daughter at The Whit | FRI Randy Cormier at Hotel on North | FRI Desserts & Sing-along at Dottie's | FRI JB's Acoustic Gravel at PortSmitt's | FRI Dead Man Walking/Faded Line/Shredder at The A | FRI Michael Haynes at Proprietor's Lodge | SAT Horns B. Funk & Co. at The A | SAT Shyne at Crossroads | SAT All Ten & John at Proprietor's Lodge | SUN Jason & Trev at O'Laughlin's | MON WordXWord: Counting in America at Berkshire Museum | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE Elvis Vinyl Night at Thistle & Mirth | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU The Picky B's at Mission


Celebrate the opening of Berkshire Museum's newest exhibit, The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons, with a day of family-friendly fun! Explore the art used to create classic Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons, learn the stories behind Warner Studios and their characters, meet Bugs Bunny, try your hand at animation, and participate in a community mural. Enjoy face painting, cartoon screenings, light refreshments, and more! 1-5 p.m.
FRI WeeMuse Adventures at Berkshire Museum | FRI Proteus Theatre's Winter Showcase at PHS | FRI-THU Parenting Classes & Play Groups at 18 Degrees SAT Saturday Morning Cartoons at Berkshire Museum SAT Kids' Nerf War at The Infield MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum MON Homeschool STEAM: Animation at Berkshire Museum MON Curiosity Club at Berkshire Athenaeum MON Dungeons & Dragons at Berkshire Athenaeum TUE WeeMuse Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum WED Petite Picassos at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Family Night at Friends


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 and free skate rental! Public Skate is from 3:30-5 p.m. Three more FREE Public Ice Skating opportunities will be held Saturdays, Feb. 1 & Feb. 15, and Tuesday, Feb. 18.
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


Everyone is welcome to join a fun night of Music Bingo for Moments House at the Berkshire Hills Country Club. Win prizes! Cash bar and food available for purchase. 6:30 p.m. $20 at the door for four bingo games!
FRI Hora del Café en Español at Berkshire Immigrant Center | FRI The Sanguinary Revenge of a Hitman's Daughter at The Whit | SUN Brunch w/Rob Fisch & Mike Dimin at Dottie's | WED Dine Out to Shout Out at Tito's Mexican Grille | THU Mahjong Night at Arrowhead


Join artist/shop co-owner Nathan Hanford at Township Four to learn the craft and art of hand-stitched embroidery. Create your own unique stitching on a classic tea towel. Nathan works with antique silk thread in techniques both old and new. No experience necessary! All skill levels are welcome and materials will be provided. 2-4 p.m. Prepaid reservations are required. $45 plus tax. Additional class on Thursday at 6 p.m.
SAT Census Job Fair at Berkshire Athenaeum | SAT Paint "Fireworks Over Lake" at Berkshire Paint & Sip | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Classes at The Lichtenstein MON Shape Your Future: US Census at Knesset Israel | THU Paint "Bird Tree" at Berkshire Paint & Sip


SAT Saturday Morning Cartoons at The Little Cinema
Enjoy classic Warner Brothers cartoons with the family. Relive your childhood and share those special Looney Tunes gags with a new generation. All ages. $3 per person, free for Museum members and children under 3.
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Berkshire Theatre Group to Present 'Godspell' Outdoors

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Theatre Group will produce "Godspell" this summer – the first musical in the United States to be approved by Actors' Equity Association in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The show will be presented outdoors in an open-air tent adjacent to The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, and is scheduled to run Aug. 6 through Sept. 4. Tickets will be available for purchase Tuesday, July 7, at noon. 

"We could not bear the thought of a Berkshire summer without live theater to support our community, so we jumped through every hoop to create a safe way to make this happen," said BTG Board of Trustees Co-President Lee Perlman. "I hope our production gives hope to the tens of thousands of theater professionals who are on the sidelines this summer. Theater is unstoppable and will be back”

Artistic director and CEO Kate Maguire said "Godspell" got the green light after BTG established a strict protocol to protect the health and safety of the audience, the performers and others involved in the show. 

"We have been working daily and in the true spirit of care and collaboration with Actors’ Equity Association for the past several weeks," she said. "Guided by Executive Director of Actors’ Equity Association Mary McColl and her extraordinary team, I have learned much about how to lead a theater in the new world. Our industry, which has been devastated by this global pandemic, will be served by their seriousness, data driven wisdom, and profound understanding of the need for artists to rebuild. 

"I am so proud that Berkshire Theatre Group, in its 92nd season will be authorized and granted the responsibility to produce the musical 'Godspell.'”

After careful consideration with the local and state government, Mayor Linda Tyer of Pittsfield and Actors’ Equity Association, BTG relocated "Godspell" from its original site at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge to outside under a tent at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield.

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