Calendar

Feb
15
Sat
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.

“New Branches on Ten Old Trees” Laszlo Gardony, unaccompanied piano @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 15 @ 7:30 PM

Piano virtuoso Laszlo Gardony performs fresh, modern but soulful arrangements of beloved old tunes, and covering ten styles and genres (jazz, Negro spirituals, rock, funk, Broadway, Neapolitan, etc.). Based in part on his new, highly-acclaimed CD “La Marseillaise,” his adaptations include the title song and nine other familiar tunes, from Misty to Eleanor Rigby, Lady Madonna to Summertime, and myriad in between. Known as an innovator for both his composing and performance approaches, Hungarian-born Laszlo Gardony is also a professor of piano at the Berklee College of Music. He made his local debut at the Berkshire Museum nearly 20 years ago, and has developed a strong regional and national following.

(snow date: Feb. 22)

10×10 New Play Festival @ St. Germain Stage
Feb 15 @ 7:30 PM – Mar 11 @ 4:00 AM

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

Music in Common’s Amplify Berkshires Youth Band  @ Dottie's Coffee Lounge
Feb 15 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Youth Musicians from all over Berkshire County will perform songs written by youth from around the world who have participated in Music in Common JAMMS programs. Music in Common is a nonprofit organization that empowers youth against hate through collaborative songwriting, multimedia, and performance.

Feb
16
Sun
Daily Play @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 16 – Feb 24 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.

Friday, February 14, 3:30 to 5 pm
Saturday, February 15, 11 am to 3 pm
Sunday, February 16, noon to 3 pm
Monday to Saturday, February 17 to 22, 11 am to 3 pm

Included with regular Museum admission – children under 18 free!

 

 

 

Ice Fishing Derby @ Controy Pavilion
Feb 16 @ 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Registration is day of at the Pavillion. Prizes awarded in Adult and Junior divisions. Sponsored by the Onota Fishing Club.

The Big Chill @ Hancock Shaker Village,1843 W Housatonic St.
Feb 16 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Enjoy a day of fun outdoor activities for the whole family, including snowperson making, tree tapping, snowshoeing, a bonfire, live music, and more.

10×10 New Play Festival @ St. Germain Stage
Feb 16 @ 7:30 PM – Mar 12 @ 4:00 AM

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

Feb
17
Mon
Daily Play @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 17 – Feb 25 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.

Friday, February 14, 3:30 to 5 pm
Saturday, February 15, 11 am to 3 pm
Sunday, February 16, noon to 3 pm
Monday to Saturday, February 17 to 22, 11 am to 3 pm

Included with regular Museum admission – children under 18 free!

 

 

 

Darrow School 10×10 Workshops @ Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
Feb 17 @ 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Ted Lightburn, Science Department Chair, Hands-to-Work Director – Students from The Darrow School will demonstrate air pressure concepts through a hands-on demonstration where children will make a Cartesian Diver that they can take home with them. These Darrow Juniors in high school have recently completed a unit on gas pressure. They will be able to explain how pressure and volume are related in an experiment that they can re-create almost anywhere with easily found materials. Suitable for all ages.

Records and Burpee Zoo Show @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 17 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

All Ages. Meet seven live animals from the Records and Burpee Zoo and learn about their adaptations, how they survive in the wild, and the consequences of keeping wild animals as pets.

WordXWord: I Have Something to Say Berkshire Museum @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 17 @ 7:00 PM

In the spirit of She Shapes History, WordXWord has challenged poets give voice to the often overlooked, unvoiced, ways that women have and continue to move the world forward.

Feb
18
Tue
Daily Play @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 18 – Feb 26 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.

Friday, February 14, 3:30 to 5 pm
Saturday, February 15, 11 am to 3 pm
Sunday, February 16, noon to 3 pm
Monday to Saturday, February 17 to 22, 11 am to 3 pm

Included with regular Museum admission – children under 18 free!

 

 

 

Free Skating Opportunity @ Boys & Girls Club
Feb 18 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 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).

BIFF Best Of Fest Shorts @ Phoenix Theatres Beacon Cinema
Feb 18 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

BIFF celebrates short film with some of the best shorts from our 14th Annual Festival.

Feb
19
Wed
Daily Play @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 19 – Feb 27 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.

Friday, February 14, 3:30 to 5 pm
Saturday, February 15, 11 am to 3 pm
Sunday, February 16, noon to 3 pm
Monday to Saturday, February 17 to 22, 11 am to 3 pm

Included with regular Museum admission – children under 18 free!

 

 

 

Darrow School 10×10 Workshop @ Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
Feb 19 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

The Darrow Theater Workshop members, led by Jennifer Pytleski Performing Arts Department Chair, Theater Director, English Teacher, will be facilitating a workshop focused on youth devised work. Participants will have the chance to build a 10-minute play informed by theater games, stories, and the space we are creating in.

Wednesday, February 19

9:30-11:30am

Feb
20
Thu
Daily Play @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 20 – Feb 28 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.

Friday, February 14, 3:30 to 5 pm
Saturday, February 15, 11 am to 3 pm
Sunday, February 16, noon to 3 pm
Monday to Saturday, February 17 to 22, 11 am to 3 pm

Included with regular Museum admission – children under 18 free!

 

 

 

BAA’s Real Art Party @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 20 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The 10×10 Auction and Real Art Party will have a new format. The 5+5=10 RAP will include an art exhibit of the work of young artists under the age of 10 years old and a FREE real art party for ALL Ages.