There will be a Spring Art Walk event that features a curated show of artists and artisans representing various mediums including paintings, drawings, photographs, ceramics, fiber arts, jewelry, clothing, and more.
Lay in the grass and watch as the Lucky Bucket Band and the Wanda Houston Band perform in the gazebo behind the town hall.
The free concerts are held weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays. Performance line up here.
The Foundry, West Stockbridge
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Retro-rock and surf-pop band Coral Moons will be performing. Tickets cost $$18 in advance and $20 at the door. More information here.
The Proprietor's Lodge, Pittsfield
Time: 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Novice and experienced yoga enthusiasts can participate in a yoga class to work on breath work, meditation and a variety of standing, seated and reclined postures.
Increase your strength, flexibility and balance while quieting your mind and reducing stress. More information here.
A Night of Wonder Gala 2023
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge
Time: 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.
The museum will be having its annual fundraising gala.
The event theme is inspired by the art of Tony Sarg whose exhibition is featured this summer and fall. The event features performances by Tony, Academy Award, and Pulitzer Prize nominee Bob Telson and guitarist Jon Herrington and Friends.
There will be food, drinks, parades, performances, and puzzles. Costumes that reflect flights of fancy and imagination are encouraged.
Tickets range from $75 to $10,000 and support the museum. More information here.
Paint And Sip
Big Elm Brewing, Sheffield
Time: 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Have a drink and paint under the instruction of Andrea Tabor. Tickets cost $45 per person and include all painting materials , a canvas, and one free drink.
Art Institute of Chicago Rothman Family Curator Jay A. Clarke will be introducing the clarks latest exhibit Edvard Munch: Trembling Earth with a free lecture.
This is the first exhibition in the United States to reveal how Edvard Munch animated nature to convey meaning. It features approximately eighty paintings, prints, and drawings, organized thematically.
Laugh over a drink at Bright Ideas located on the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts campus during the 90-minute event. The comedy evening is hosted every second Saturday of the month.
This event is produced by Iconix Productions in collaboration with Bright Ideas Brewing. Tickets are $10 to $15 and can be purchased here.
112 Water St., Williamstown
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
North Loop Gallery hosts "Patterning," which brings together practices considering pattern across a range of media including textile and painting, ceramic and printmaking. Features artists Lauren Luloff, Joiri Minaya, Alyssa Sakina Mumtaz, Padma Rajendran, Aparna Sarkar, Benedict Scheuer and Pallavi Sen. Exhibit runs through July 16.
The North Adams market is open every Saturday and offers produce and baked goods from local retailers including Red Shirt Farm, Fahey Family Farm, Bohemian Nouveaux Bakery, Mon Artistic Pets, and more.
Powered by Roots Rising, the market is open every Saturday rain or shine.
Each week the market will have fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, along with meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods by local vendors. Participants can shop for flowers, and artisan goods while listening to music and participate in family activities.
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Pittsfield ZBA Grants Casella Permit for Waste Transfer Facility
By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Zoning Board of Appeals calls Casella's planned redevelopment of the former trash incinerator an improvement to the site.
Last week, the panel approved a special permit to allow a waste transfer facility at the site on 500 Hubbard Ave. Casella Waste Management purchased the waste transfer facility on Hubbard Avenue from Community Eco Power LLC, which filed for bankruptcy in 2021 and has demolished it for redevelopment into a waste transfer station.
The owners say the trash will be brought to the facility and transferred away daily. Concerns that were voiced about the project include odor and impacts to the surrounding area but Casella says the new operation will be less of an impact than the former.
"I think this is going to be a vast improvement based upon the facility that was there previously. I know that sometimes you would get a sight of the other one, they used to dump the waste and it was laying like a floating pond," board member John Fitzgerald said.
"And since the trash is not going to be there, it's going to be in and out, I think the odor will be reduced and I think the vermin will be reduced."
It was also pointed out that the site has handled trash for 40 years.
"I think a lot of the odor before was related to burning," board member Esther Anderson "And there's not going to be burning so it it's going to be greatly reducing the amount of odor and if it's not sitting there is no place for vermin to be."
The former incinerator, including a 118-foot tall stack, has already been demolished a fabric structure is being used temporarily for waste handling.
Fixed in front of the Pittsfield Police Station, the statue honors thirteen former K9s dating back to 1976. Blue roses were placed for each pup next to the bronze Shepard that sits proudly on top.
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Growing up in upper Manhattan in New York City, he attended and graduated from what was then All Hallows Institute, a private boy's prep school. He did his basic training at Fort Riley, Kan.
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