Calendar

Dec
6
Fri
Artswalk at The Funky Phoenix (C) @ The Funky Phoenix
Dec 6 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Endless Possibilities Artisan Fair and Eclectic Stuff!

 

Featuring handmades and eclectic items.

“Caroling and Cocoa” at 7 pm

Create a “DIY creative recycling ornament” for $5/piece from 5 to 7 pm.

 

Co-sponsored by Manos Unidas.

 

Artswalk at TKG Real Estate (M) @ TKG Real Estate
Dec 6 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Keith Emerling, Jill Gustavis, Thomas Doane Perry III, Amy Pressman, and Rose Tannenbaum

Artswalk at Uncorked Wine & Beer Lounge (K) @ Uncorked Wine & Beer Lounge
Dec 6 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

collective chaos

A. C. Stark

Artswalk at Unitarian Universalist Church (V) @ Unitarian Universalist Church
Dec 6 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Pittsfield Generations

Scott Cooper

Opening Reception 12/6, 5 to 8 pm

Dec
7
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Dec 7 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
A Christmas Carol @ THE COLONIAL THEATRE
Dec 7 @ 2:00 PM

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 11 at 6:30pm, at The Colonial Theatre. A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate individuals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.

A Christmas Carol

Dec
13
Fri
WeeMuse Adventures @ berkshire museum
Dec 13 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Led by a Museum educator, children 18 months to 3 years old explore the Museum with their caregivers and learn through songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Older and younger siblings are welcome.

Included with regular Museum admission.

Little Joe @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 13 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Dec
14
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Dec 14 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
TOUR OF THE HIRED MEN’S SHOP @ Hancock Shaker Village
Dec 14 @ 2:00 PM

As the nineteenth century progressed, the Shakers increasingly relied on hired labor for construction, maintenance, and agricultural work. Lear about the building that housed the hired men in this special tour, offered in addition to regular daily tours.

Dec
21
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Dec 21 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
TOUR OF THE TRUSTEES’ OFFICE AND STORE @ Hancock Shaker Village
Dec 21 @ 2:00 PM

Learn about the building that once was the center of conducting business with “the World.” Find out why the building was renovated in the Victorian style and what kinds of visitors stopped by. Other tours and demos in various locations are offered throughout the day.

Dec
22
Sun
COME SEE US @ Hancock Shaker Village
Dec 22 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The beautifully decorated historic village is the perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon. Learn some fascinating history in our authentic buildings, take a walk on the Farm to Forest Trail, eat at Seeds Market Cafe, and shop at Shaker Mercantile.

Dec
28
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Dec 28 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Dec
31
Tue
New Year’s Eve with Max Creek @ THE COLONIAL THEATRE
Dec 31 @ 8:00 PM

Max Creek has reached its fourth decade of playing music, and you’d be hard pressed to find a music fan in the Northeast that hasn’t heard of them. Creek’s style lacks pretense; there is no genre title that can define them. From the beginning, they mixed rock, country, reggae, soul, jazz and calypso in with their own great songwriting, and it all comes out sounding like Creek.

The band is joyous, and their stage is full of smiles and laughter, both during and between songs. All one has to do is glance into the crowd to see the feeling is contagious. Creek is also engaging, sculpting lengthy shows on-the-fly from their 200+ song catalog with rockers, ballads, deep jams and crowd sing-alongs. Furthermore, Creek is, most definitely, a family. 40-odd years in, the audience is a multi-generational stew—it’s not uncommon to witness old-school “Creek Freeks” getting down with their teenage (or older!) kids.

Creek itself is multigenerational. The “front line” of guitarist Scott Murawski, keyboardist Mark Mercier and bassist John Rider has remained intact since the mid-’70s, and the current drums and percussion team of Bill Carbone and Jamemurrell Stanley weren’t even born when Max Creek was founded.

General Admission in Orchestra • Reserved seating in Mezzanine

New Year’s Eve with Max Creek

Jan
4
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Jan 4 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Jan
11
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Jan 11 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Jan
18
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Jan 18 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Jan
25
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Jan 25 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Berkshire Musician’s Tribute to Jackson Browne @ THE COLONIAL THEATRE
Jan 25 @ 7:30 PM

The Berkshires is a hotbed of outstanding musicians. From worldwide legends to amazing regional and local talent, the area serves as home to an incredible array of eclectic performers. An outstanding group of these talented musicians will take the stage at The Colonial to pay tribute and celebrate the great songs and amazing musical career of the legendary Jackson Browne.

This one time concert will feature a mix of incredible Berkshire musicians, including: Steve Ide, Bobby Sweet, Matt Cimini, Ed Moran, Jack Waldheim, Diane Wieland, Rob Sanzone, Bruce Mandel, Jeanne Laurin, Danny Hamilton, Dave “Burnt” Bacon and more, plus a special guest appearance by legendary Northampton troubadour Ray Mason.

Berkshire Musician’s Tribute to Jackson Browne