Calendar

Jan
14
Tue
Ten Days of Play 2019 @ Berkshire Museum, 39 South St.
Jan 14 – Jan 23 all-day

All Ages
Create, improvise, and learn as Ten Days of Play returns for its eighth year of fun-filled child-directed play at Berkshire Museum!

Jan
16
Thu
Ten Days of Play Free Community Night @ Berkshire Museum
Jan 16 @ 5:30 PM – Feb 21 @ 7:30 PM

All Ages
Celebrate the culmination of Ten Days of Play! Families are invited to explore this year’s engaging, exciting, child-directed Ten Days of Play activities, free of charge.

Jan
23
Thu
The Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) and the Phoenix Theatres Beacon Cinema present THE BEST OF FEST SHORTS! @ Phoenix Theatres Beacon Cinema, 57 North St.
Jan 23 @ 7:00 PM

BIFF celebrates short film with some of the best shorts from our 14th Annual Festival. Tickets may be obtained the night of the screening at the Beacon on a first come first serve basis.

Feb
1
Sat
“Getting to Yes: Woman’s Suffrage in the Berkshires and Beyond” @ Berkshire Athenaeum
Feb 1 @ 9:00 AM – Apr 1 @ 9:00 PM

This exhibit will examine the history of women’s suffrage in the Berkshires though ten themes that include: education, religion, work, abolition and civil rights, temperance, fashion, and the important women from the Berkshires that made their voices known.

Presented by the Berkshire County Historical Society in partnership with OLLI and the Berkshire Athenaeum

Feb
13
Thu
10×10 New Play Festival @ St. Germain Stage
Feb 13 @ 7:30 AM – Mar 8 @ 3:00 PM

Every 10 minutes, a new play begins! Join us for ten 10 minute plays by 10 playwrights, featuring a dynamite group of actors.

Bosquet’s Tubing Night @ Bousquet
Feb 13 @ 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Bousquet provides your tube in the cost of your admission!Release form required

A Sunset Stroll: Looking for animal tracks, identify floodplain trees, and explore conservation in the Berkshires! @ Fred Garner Park
Feb 13 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Join the Berkshire Natural Resources Council for a sunset stroll along the floodplain forest at Fred Garner Park. Learn about conservation in the Berkshires, look for animal activity and identify trees along the river.
This event is free and open to the public. Hot beverages will be provided. Please dress in layers.

Introduction to Wildlife Tracking in Burbank Park @ Fred Garner Park
Feb 13 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Learn the basics of wildlife track identification, foot morphology, and habitat use in Burbank Park. Walk will be stop and go so please dress for the weather! Meet at the Onota Lake boat launch. Hot beverages will be provided. Please dress in layers.
Contact Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or 413-499-0596 with any questions.

Ten Spot Opening Reception @ Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave.
Feb 13 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Featuring ten different artists and their three dimensional art, sculpture,pottery and glass.

The Mastheads Lit Party @ Methuselah, 391 North St.
Feb 13 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

In celebration of Pittsfield’s literary past, present, and future, The Mastheads has asked 10 exciting local writers to read one short piece of their writing alongside a piece by a historic Berkshire author. Admission is free for this time-traveling literary revel, and food, drinks, books, and Mastheads swag will be available for purchase.

“A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer” @ Whitney Center
Feb 13 @ 7:00 PM

These writings are inspired, funny, angry, heartfelt, tragic, and beautiful but above all, together they create a true and profound portrait of this issue’s effect on every one of us. A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer is a call to the world to demand an end to violence against women. 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Elizabeth Freeman Center.

Whitney Center for the Arts presents 10 Operatic Arias by the Original Cast of Opera Notte @ Whitney Center
Feb 13 @ 7:00 PM

Berkshire’s own opera singers Kara & John Demler, Joe Sicotte & Monica Bliss (possibly also Amber Naramore) will delight audiences with ten beloved opera arias.

Feb
14
Fri
Daily Play @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 14 – Feb 22 all-day

Kids of all ages are invited to build, collaborate, experiment, and learn with the big blue blocks of the Imagination Playground, colorful Bilderhoos boards, magnetic Tegu blocks, and tables piled high with LEGO bricks at the center of the Museum. In the popular Tinker Lab, older children can take apart old electronics to create something new. At the Animation Station, kids and adults will explore the world of animation and learn how to create their own animations using various methods as part of The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons.

Love Is in the Air: Owl Courtship and Calls @ Canoe Meadows
Feb 14 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Feb
15
Sat
Berkshire Running Center’s Run Ten @ Berkshire Running Center
Feb 15 @ 8:00 AM

Group run of any distance from 1-10 miles. All welcome, and and all levels. Feel free to use BRC as your base camp and set out for a run either Downtown or take your adventure out to the outskirts of Pittsfield, our staff will provide you with options of distances.

Bubble Trouble with Jeff Boyer @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 15 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Ages 3+
A bubble volcano. Bubble roller coaster. A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. It’s the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Jeff juggles bubbles, sculpts and builds with bubbles, makes fog-filled bubbles and more. Mixing comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic, he engages and delights audiences of all ages.

Daily Aquarium Program @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 15 @ 12:45 PM

Help prepare delicious, nutritious meals for the creatures in the Aquarium or meet the residents of the Aquarium’s Discovery Tank in guided, drop-in experiences designed for ages 3 and up.

Free Skating Opportunity @ Boys & Girls Club
Feb 15 @ 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank, The City of Pittsfield Recreation Program and the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires invite the first 100 people through the door during the Public Skate at the Pittsfield Boys & Girls Club to free admission for skating as well as free skate rental if needed (limited size availability).

Such Is Our Soul , a FREE public movement workshop with choreographer Joanna Haigood: presented by Jacob’s Pillow and co-sponsored by NAACP Berkshire County Branch @ Boy's & Girl's Club
Feb 15 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Join choreographer Joanna Haigood in a workshop for people of all ages and abilities that explores the text of W.E.B. Du Bois, and its relevance today, through conversation, movement, and community. All are welcome; no previous experience or special clothing necessary.

Questions about the workshop/accessibility? Contact us at 413.243.9919 x161.

“A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer” @ Whitney Center
Feb 15 @ 7:00 PM

These writings are inspired, funny, angry, heartfelt, tragic, and beautiful but above all, together they create a true and profound portrait of this issue’s effect on every one of us. A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer is a call to the world to demand an end to violence against women. 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Elizabeth Freeman Center.