Calendar

Nov
10
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Nov 10 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Maker Day: Woven Ornament @ Hancock Shaker Village
Nov 10 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Maker Day: Woven Ornament @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Make three woven ornaments: a snowflake, a heart, and a reindeer, woven in dyed reed. Dress up your tree or gift to the ornament collector on your gift-giving list.

Chowtime @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 10 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION: Mariam Ghani + Erin Kelly film @ Hancock Shaker Village
Nov 10 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION: Mariam Ghani + Erin Kelly film @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Shot at the Pleasant Hill (KY) Shaker Village, this three-in-one channel video condenses a day-long performance by dancers from the Louisville Ballet, Moving Company, and other performers into a 22-minute meditation on Shaker landscaping, architecture, song, and dance as forms of organizing being-in-common. When the Spirit Moved Them, They Moved was created by artist Mariam Ghani and choreographer Erin Ellen Kelly as part of their long-running collaboration on Performed Places, a series of site-responsive videos that draw on ideas from landscape archeology and have been created and presented in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. With cinematography and sound design by Adam Hogan.

Food for Thought: dinner with Andrea Barrett @ Hancock Shaker Village
Nov 10 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Food for Thought: dinner with Andrea Barrett @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Winner of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for Fiction finalist, Andrea Barrett is an admired and beloved writer. In her magnificent new story collection Archangel, Barrett unfolds five pivotal moments in the lives of her characters and in the history of knowledge. The MacArthur Award recipient talks about the history behind her eloquent stories, how we think about history today, and the personal passions and politics that shape human knowledge. “Her work stands out for its sheer intelligence…The overall effect is quietly dazzling.” ~ The New York Times

BonJourneyNY: A Tribute to Bon Jovi and Journey @ Colonial Theatre
Nov 10 @ 7:30 PM
BonJourneyNY: A Tribute to Bon Jovi and Journey @ Colonial Theatre | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

BonJourney is a unique tribute band that blends the music of Bon Jovi and Journey. Capturing the sound of each group, as well as their energy and spirit, BonJourney’s set includes all the classic hits, including: “Living on a Prayer,” “Don’t Stop Believing” as well as their tender ballads, “Faithfully” and “I’ll Be There for You.”

Nov
11
Sun
Discovery Tank Program @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 11 @ 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.

Nov
13
Tue
WeMuse Littlest Learners @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 13 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Nov
15
Thu
Lego Club @ Berkshire Athenaeum
Nov 15 @ 3:30 PM
Lego Club @ Berkshire Athenaeum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Lego Club now meets every Thursday at 3:30 PM in the Children’s Library!

Open to children of all ages!

No registration required.

Wreath ‘N Sip @ Hancock Shaker Village
Nov 15 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wreath 'N Sip @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Join us for a relaxing evening as you design and craft a fragrant seasonal wreath to take home. Grab a drink, take a seat, and we’ll guide you step-by-step in using natural greens and cones to make a wreath to celebrate the season and enjoy its aroma.  Perfect to do with friends!  Registration includes materials, snacks, and wine. Reservations required.

Comedy Garage: Catherine Cohen @ Colonial Theatre
Nov 15 @ 7:30 PM
Comedy Garage: Catherine Cohen @ Colonial Theatre | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Catherine Cohen is a comedian and voiceover artist living in Brooklyn. She was named by Time Out New York as one of “Five Comedians to Watch For” in 2018. Catherine hosts a weekly show at Alan Cumming’s new East Village cabaret, as well as the monthly variety show, It’s A Guy Thing, which was listed as one of Paste Magazine’s “10 Best Alt Comedy Shows in New York City.” Catherine appeared in the last season of Difficult People on Hulu, and starred in an episode of Comedy Central’s digital series, Someone’s in Here. Her work has been featured on SplitsiderThe New YorkerThe Huffington Post and New York Magazine‘s The Cut. Follow her at @catccohen for tweets and Instagram poetry.

Nov
16
Fri
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 16 @ 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.

Festival of Trees Preview Party @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 16 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Festival of Trees Preview Party @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Be among the first to see this year’s chart-topping Festival of Trees featuring more than 100 dazzling, decorated holiday trees, each depicting a popular song. Join your friends and neighbors to discover the song behind every tree, savor delicious appetizers and drinks, and enjoy exciting surprises.

Nov
17
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Nov 17 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
David Grover @ Colonial Theatre
Nov 17 @ 11:00 AM
David Grover @ Colonial Theatre | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

David Grover spent many years as Arlo Guthrie’s lead guitar and band leader playing for adults, but it wasn’t until he had a daughter that he found his true calling: playing for children and families. David has performed at the White House, opened the Goodwill Games, appeared on The Today Show and performed with the Detroit Symphony for their Youth Series.  He has recently played for the delegates of the United Nations, who gleefully did the hand motions of Grover’s song “Turn the World Around” at the kickoff of International Year of Clean Water. In additional to his incredible talent, he is also an extraordinary human being. The numbers of variously challenged kids and their families who count themselves among the Grover Groupies are also his friends and serve as testament to his ongoing commitment to making quality music accessible to all children.

Chowtime @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 17 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Exhibition on Screen: Degas: Passion for Perfection @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 17 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Exhibition on Screen: Degas: Passion for Perfection @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Exhibition on Screen journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learned from studying the past masters.

Ragtag Theatre’s Cinderella @ Boyd-Quinson Mainstage
Nov 17 @ 2:00 PM
Ragtag Theatre's Cinderella @ Boyd-Quinson Mainstage | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Winner of Best Family Show (Off Broadway Alliance), Ragtag Theatre’s Cinderella follows a troupe of poor “Italian” actors as they present an interactive twisted version of the well-known fairy tale in a brand-new way—with daffy llamas, roller skating fairy godmothers, selfie taking step sisters, and Carol Channing. And when the players leave the expensive ball gown in the minivan, Cinderella has to go to the ball wearing what was left in a trunk backstage and learns what it means to be truly fabulous.This drag infused production is done in the style of Commedia dell Arte and is highly interactive incorporating improvisation and loads of audience participation.

Festival of Trees After Dark @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 17 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Festival of Trees After Dark @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Discover Festival of Trees 2018: Often Heard after hours, when the twinkling lights are ablaze on every tree but the galleries are dark. The indoor forest of imaginatively decorated trees festooned with musical motifs offer a dreamy atmosphere during evening hours, and guessing the song title that matches each tree’s décor becomes more of a challenge at night!

Exhibition on Screen: Degas: Passion for Perfection @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 17 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Exhibition on Screen: Degas: Passion for Perfection @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Exhibition on Screen journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learned from studying the past masters.