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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: April 13-29
12:12PM / Friday, April 13, 2018
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It's finally springtime, and that means visiting the newborn lambs, piglets, chicks, calves and kids at Hancock Shaker Village. Enjoys tours, talks and story time every day, with special events on the weekends including pony rides, face painting, balloon art and ice cream at the Scoop Shop. 


Humorist, best-selling author and frequent This American Life contributor David Sedaris returns to The Colonial Theatre. His latest book is a collection of his diary entries, Theft By Finding, Diaries (1977-2002). An art book about his diary covers also was just published and edited by Jeffrey Jenkins, entitled David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium. Books will be available for sale and signing before and after the show. 8 p.m. $40/$65.
FRI Toga Party w/License to Groove at The A FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow FRI Tom Savoy at Hotel on North | FRI Line Dance Party at Polish Falcons | FRI-SUN The Prodigal Cow & Nine Other Shorts at BCC | SAT Nick Di Paolo at Barrington Stage | SAT-SUN The Old Maid & The Thief Live Radio Opera at The Whit | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE Libations with Librarians at Hotel on North | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU Art Gallery Reception at Berkshire Humane Society | THU Meet Your Local Cheeses at Guido's Marketplace


Celebrate The Week of the Young Child at Berkshire Museum with five days of special programs with daily themes, ideal for children from birth to age 5 with their families and early care providers. Events include Music Monday Sing-Along, Tasty Tuesday Farm to Table, Work Together Wednesday, art-making on Thursday and a treasure hunt next Friday.
FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum FRI READ Posters Photos at Berkshire Athenaeum FRI-SAT Teen Book Giveaway at Berkshire Athenaeum FRI-THU Parenting Classes & Play Groups at Berkshire Children & Families SAT Pop-up Play Day at Berkshire Museum SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum SAT Family Scavenger Hunt at Berkshire Athenaeum SAT A Live Performance of Circle Round at Barrington Stage SAT Sensory-friendly Screening of A Bug's Life at Berkshire Museum MON-TUE-THU Open Studio at The Dirty Brush TUE Explore Butterflies at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum | TUE Princess Songs & Tea Party at The Whit WED Billy Budd in the Breadbox Play at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Screening of The Lion King & a Craft at Berkshire Athenaeum THU Lego Club at Berkshire Athenaeum


Instructors will guide you through any painting you'd like during Open Studio at Berkshire Paint & SipNo reservation needed, but space is limited, so you may pre-register to guarantee your seat. $15 per session if you bring your own materials. $25 per session with materials included. BYOB and snacks. 6-8 p.m.
SUN Paint "Purple Butterfly Reflection" at Berkshire Paint & Sip SAT Paint "Teapot" Tray at Berkshire Paint & Sip


Join Sharon Brown at Radiance Yoga for a 6-class series to foster strength and ease of body and mind in a nurturing community of fellow expectant mothers. Classes will be held on Fridays, April 13 to May 25, from 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. Cost is $17 per class or $85 for all six.
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 | WED Shake Your Soul at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU Herbal Hour: ADHD at Wellness Underground


Spend an evening at Guido's Fresh Marketplace with their La Grotta cheesemongers. They'll introduce you to all their favorite local cheeses, and talk about the cheesy delights of the region. Attendance is free, but you much preregister. 7-9 p.m. 
FRI Speed Repping at Berkshire Athenaeum | FRI I Dream Before I Take the Stand at PHS | FRI-SUN The Prodigal Cow & Nine Other Shorts at BCC | SAT Downtown Pittsfield Indoor Farmers Market | SAT Balderdash Wine Tasting at Garage | SAT Spring Tag Sale for South Congregational Church | SAT Decluttering Group at Wellness Underground | SAT-SUN The Old Maid & The Thief Live Radio Opera at The Whit | SAT+ Spring Clearance Sale at The Outlet at Pine Cone Hill | SUN Domingo Brunch w/Andy Wrba & The Darrow Jazz Ensemble at Dottie's | TUE Age-Friendly Berkshires Action Plan Launch Celebration at Berkshire Hills Country Club | THU Customer Appreciation Month at Guido's Marketplace | THU Jane Iredale Mini Makeovers at Guido's Marketplace | THU Art Gallery Reception at Berkshire Humane Society


Minding Your Manor presents a basic decluttering and organizing seminar with an emphasis on how Boomers and Seniors can begin the downsizing process and/or age in place safely. Years' worth of accumulations can overwhelm those who strive to live a simpler and safer life, plan on moving to smaller accommodations, or don't want to burden their families after they're gone. Learn how to deal with sentimental belongings and how other family members come into play during the "right sizing" transition. $35. 10-11:30 a.m.
MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Class at The Licht MON Intro to Professional Voiceover Work at BCC SAT Crystal Grids at New Moon Gifts THU Tarot Share at New Moon Gifts


FRI-MON The China Hustle at The Little Cinema
From the producers of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room comes a Wall Street heist story about a still-unfolding financial crime so big, it has the power to affect all of our wallets. Investors on the fringes of the financial world seek new alternatives for high-return investments and have found a goldmine in China. But when one investor discovers a massive web of fraud, everything is called into question. Jed Rothstein's documentary rings the alarm on the need for transparency in an increasingly deregulated financial world.
ONGOING See What's New at The Beacon MON Creating Harmony: The Displaced Persons' Orchestra at Knesset Israel

What's Showing at The Licht
Pittsfield's city-owned community arts center, the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, features nine working artist studios, a ceramics studio, a community room and an art gallery with changing exhibitions, classes, performances and more! 

28 Renne Ave.   Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts will present the Berkshire Art Association (BAA) College Fellowship Show for the month of April. The exhibit features the work of Berkshire County residents enrolled as art majors at any college in the country, as well as non-residents currently majoring in art at a Berkshire County college. Prizes will be awarded to students whose work is selected. 


The Berkshire Lightscapes Project Needs You!
How cool is this? When events are scheduled in Pittsfield's Park Square, City Hall or Dunham Mall, the City will close off these areas to traffic. Colorful, energy-efficient LED lighting will illuminate these areas. Examples of events include dance and music performances, yoga, craft shows, public school events, food tastings and more. The Lightscapes project has secured a dollar-for-dollar funding match of up to $50,000 from MassDevelopment if its crowdfunding goal is reached by Wednesday, May 16. Please consider funding these beautiful and exciting permanent lighting projects.

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