Calendar

Oct
2
Tue
WeMuse Littlest Learners @ Berkshire Museum
Oct 2 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Oct
5
Fri
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum
Oct 5 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Little ones can explore the Aquarium and three Museum galleries! Each week features songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Check our weekly e-news for each week’s theme. This program is geared towards children 18 months to 3 years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome!

WeeMuse programs are generously sponsored by the Berkshire Bank Foundation.

Oct
6
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Oct 6 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Chowtime @ Berkshire Museum
Oct 6 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Oct
8
Mon
Discovery Tank Program @ Berkshire Museum
Oct 8 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Discovery Tank Program @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Meet the residents of the Berkshire Museum Aquarium’s tide pool tank in this guided, hands-on educational program for all ages. This drop-in experience will be led by a member of the Museum’s staff who can answer your questions and help you interact with the exciting sea creatures in the tank.

Oct
9
Tue
WeMuse Littlest Learners @ Berkshire Museum
Oct 9 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Oct
11
Thu
Black ’47 @ Berkshire Museum
Oct 11 @ 1:30 PM – 3:15 PM
Black '47 @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

In 1847, an Irish Ranger and battle-hardened soldier (James Frecheville) returns from war to find that his mother has died from starvation in the Great Famine and his brother is sentenced to death by the British. When his plan to emigrate to America fails, something snaps, sending him on a relentless quest to get even with the powers-that-be who have wronged both his family and his country. There is only one man who can stop Feeney’s bloody crusade: disgraced British army veteran Hannah (Hugo Weaving), whose own loyalties may be more complex than they appear.

The Glass Menagerie @ Boyd-Quinson Mainstage
Oct 11 @ 5:00 PM
The Glass Menagerie @ Boyd-Quinson Mainstage | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

A drama of exquisite beauty, The Glass Menagerie is one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century. Tennessee Williams  looks at the Wingfield family – frustrated writer Tom, his nagging mother Amanda – who is often lost in memories of her Southern-belle past – and his painfully shy sister Laura. A visit from a “gentleman caller” sets off emotions and revelations that change their lives forever. Reality and illusion collide in this stirring family drama.

Melvin Seals and JGB (Jerry Garcia Band) @ Colonial Thretre
Oct 11 @ 5:30 PM
Melvin Seals and JGB (Jerry Garcia Band) @ Colonial Thretre | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Melvin Seals, most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band, has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years, helping to pioneer and define what has now become Jam Band Music. From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.

Oct
12
Fri
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum
Oct 12 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Little ones can explore the Aquarium and three Museum galleries! Each week features songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Check our weekly e-news for each week’s theme. This program is geared towards children 18 months to 3 years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome!

WeeMuse programs are generously sponsored by the Berkshire Bank Foundation.

AFTER-HOURS TALK @ Hancock Shaker Village
Oct 12 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
AFTER-HOURS TALK @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Grab a glass of wine, and we’ll go behind the ropes and tour the Brick Dwelling attic, where some of our extensive collection is stored – from exquisite boxes to tables. Learn from the experts about Shaker design. See the digression from traditional Shaker simplicity upstairs when the Victorian Shakers decorated with floral wallpapers and linoleum. RSVP skraft@HancockShakerVillage.org.

Pick of the Litter @ Berkshire Museum
Oct 12 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Pick of the Litter @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut.

The Glass Menagerie @ Boyd-Quinson Mainstage
Oct 12 @ 8:00 PM
The Glass Menagerie @ Boyd-Quinson Mainstage | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

A drama of exquisite beauty, The Glass Menagerie is one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century. Tennessee Williams  looks at the Wingfield family – frustrated writer Tom, his nagging mother Amanda – who is often lost in memories of her Southern-belle past – and his painfully shy sister Laura. A visit from a “gentleman caller” sets off emotions and revelations that change their lives forever. Reality and illusion collide in this stirring family drama.

The Glen Campbell Xperience @ Colonial Theatre
Oct 12 @ 8:00 PM
The Glen Campbell Xperience @ Colonial Theatre | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

The Glen Campbell Xperience celebrates the life and work of country music legend, Glen Campbell, with a live performance featuring Campbell’s most memorable hits, including: “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Gentle On My Mind,” “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” plus many more. The show will also include a a full multimedia presentation, taking audiences on a journey through the different stages of Campbell’s life and career.

Oct
13
Sat
MORNING MOVEMENT MEDITATION WITH KATIE WORKUM @ Hancock Shaker Village
Oct 13 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
MORNING MOVEMENT MEDITATION WITH KATIE WORKUM @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Join us for a simple moving meditation to wake your senses, explore your body, and appreciate the grounds with dancer Katie Workum, whose inventive work has been described as “thrilling” (Brooklyn Rail), “whimsical” (The New York Times) and “delightful” (The New Yorker). This group meditation and guided movement workshop parallels the Shaker practice of spiritual movement.

Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Oct 13 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
WORKSHOP: BLACKSMITHING 101 @ Hancock Shaker Village
Oct 13 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
WORKSHOP: BLACKSMITHING 101 @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

101 is an introduction to the ancient art of blacksmithing. Learn basic skills using traditional blacksmiths’ tools and techniques in a coal-fired forge. You’ll start making hooks, then move on to kitchen utensils, a candle sconce, or another project of your choice. No experience necessary.

Learner’s Lab: DIY Sauerkraut with Berkshire Ferments @ Berkshire Museum
Oct 13 @ 11:00 AM
Learner’s Lab: DIY Sauerkraut with Berkshire Ferments @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Join Mark Phillips and Berkshire Ferments and learn how to make your own sauerkraut!
Learn how to turn ordinary cabbage into delicious, tangy, preserved dishes. Sauerkrauts can add a new depth of flavor to your sandwich, schnitzels, and hot dogs. Berkshire Ferments is a collective of fermentation enthusiasts dedicated to preserving ancient traditions and building a resilient culture. Their aim is to inspire our communities by educating and celebrating the broad world of fermented foods.

Sensory Friendly Screening: Cars @ Berkshire Museum
Oct 13 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sensory Friendly Screening: Cars @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Come spend an hour at the Little Cinema watching a family friendly film in a quiet and dim theater! These screenings are specially designed for families and children with sensory needs and those who have difficulty in a traditional movie screening setting. Recommended for ages 3 to 6.

Chowtime @ Berkshire Museum
Oct 13 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM