Calendar

Feb
23
Fri
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 23 @ 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.

Feb
24
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Feb 24 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Chowtime @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 24 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Feb
27
Tue
WeMuse Littlest Learners @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 27 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Mar
2
Fri
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum
Mar 2 @ 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.

Youth Art Month Opening Reception
Mar 2 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Enjoy performances by the Hoosac Valley High School Jazz Ensemble and the BART Wind Quartet as well as original art by local students. Youth Art Month features artwork from art classrooms across Berkshire County, on view in the Crane Room March 2 to 31. The month-long exhibition shines a spotlight on the excellent work that students and arts educators produce here in the Berkshires.

Mar
3
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Mar 3 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Chowtime @ Berkshire Museum
Mar 3 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Killing for Love
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM – 9:15 PM

March 30, 1985: Derek and Nancy Haysom are discovered brutally murdered at their home in Lynchburg, Virginia. The subsequent arrest and conviction of the couple’s daughter Elizabeth, a wealthy scholarship student at the University of Virginia, and her boyfriend Jens Söring, the brilliant son of a German diplomat, set off a media frenzy, becoming the first trial of its kind to be nationally televised. But what if the justice system got it all wrong? This gripping true crime tale untangles the web of romantic obsession and betrayal that may have led an innocent man to make the ultimate sacrifice for love: take the fall for a murder he didn’t commit. Featuring the voices of Daniel Brühl and Imogen Poots.

Mar
5
Mon
New Vision Visit Exhibitions Events Programs Education Little Cinema About Support STEAM for Homeschool: Coding
Mar 5 @ 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Homeschooling students ages 5 to 12 are invited to join the Berkshire Museum’s education staff for this recurring Monday morning series of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) focused programs!

Activities typically run from 9:30 to 11 am and families are welcome to stay and have lunch, socialize, or play from 11 am to noon. Caregivers and younger siblings are encouraged to join in on the fun, however they are also free to explore the Museum if the need should arise.

Robotics: January 22 and 29, and February 5 and 12
Coding: March 5, 12, 19, and 26
Ecosystems and the Watershed: April 9, 16, 23, and 30

Cost:
$25 per child per four-week session. Accompanying adults and children ages 3 and under attend for free.

These programs are limited to 20 children. Please contact Jesseca Williamson at jwilliamson@berkshiremuseum.org or 413.443.7171 ext. 334 for details on upcoming sessions and to reserve your spot!

Mar
6
Tue
WeMuse Littlest Learners @ Berkshire Museum
Mar 6 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Mar
8
Thu
Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience @ The Colonial Theatre
Mar 8 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Tickets: A: $35, B: $20

Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience is the nation’s most innovative and unique show utilizing the works of The Beatles. This amazing group, anchored by brothers Billy, Ryan and Matthew McGuigan, perform as themselves and leave the song choices completely in the hands of the audience. This is done through request cards that audience members fill out prior to the show. On those cards, the audience member only needs to fill out three things: their name, their favorite Beatles song and the reason why they chose that song. The cards are collected and two minutes before the show begins, a set list is created based upon the songs chosen and the reasons that the audience members chose those songs make up the narrative of the evening.

Mar
9
Fri
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum
Mar 9 @ 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.

In the Fade
Mar 9 @ 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Out of nowhere, Katja’s life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Her friends and family try to give her the support she needs, and Katja somehow manages to make it through the funeral. But the mind numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja’s painful mourning, opening wounds and doubts. Danilo, a lawyer and Nuri’s best friend, represents Katja in the eventual trial against the two suspects: a young couple from the neo-Nazi scene. The trial pushes Katja to the edge, but there’s simply no alternative for her: she wants justice.

Drama, R, 1 hr. 46 min., 2017
German with English subtitles

Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ The Colonial Theatre
Mar 9 @ 8:00 PM

Tickets: A: $45 B: $30

“It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being.” -Paul Simon

The Grammy Award-winning acappella ensemble, Ladysmith Black Mambazo captures South Africa’s historic struggle in an inspiring repertoire that melds the tradition of Zulu harmony, singing songs born in the mines during the apartheid era, with hints of gospel. Whether performing at Nelson Mandela’s inauguration, in Disney’s The Lion King, or alongside Paul Simon on his album Graceland, Ladysmith Black Mambazo creates beautiful harmonies that have brought its unique sound to international prominence. The rich uplifting sounds and effortlessly synchronized dancing convey universal themes of faith, hope and peace, yielding a performance of pure, uninhibited joy.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo was founded in the early 1960s by Joseph Shabalala, then a teenage farm boy living on the lands just outside the small town of Ladysmith, South Africa. Joseph incorporated the town into the name he would give his group to honor his family history. As well, the word Black is a reference to the black oxen, the strongest of all farm animals; and Mambazo, the Zulu word for chopping axe, a symbol of the group’s ability to “chop down” any singing rival who might challenge them. So began the fifty-plus year career of Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s most recent CD, Walking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers, was nominated for Best World Music Album of 2016, marking the the group’s 17th Grammy Award-nomination, in addition to its four wins.

Mar
10
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Mar 10 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Chowtime @ Berkshire Museum
Mar 10 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Mar
13
Tue
WeMuse Littlest Learners @ Berkshire Museum
Mar 13 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Mar
15
Thu
$5 Comedy Garage: JR De Guzman @ at the Garage (in the Colonial Lobby)at the Garage (in the Colonial Lobby)
Mar 15 @ 7:30 PM

*Please note, to avoid a $6 order fee, please call the Box Office at 413-997-4444 or purchase your tickets in person at The Colonial, 111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA.

JR De Guzman has entertained all over the world, having performed for Stand-Up Tokyo and ROR Comedy in Japan, the Jokers Ball in Indonesia, the Badaboom Comedy Series in Amsterdam, the Edmonton Comedy Festiva, and countless others. Combining music and comedy, JR serenades the audience into laughter with songs, jokes, and stories of traveling the world, life after college, and family. His most recent appearances include MTV’s Acting Out and Comedy Central’s Hart of the City.

Join us at The Comedy Garage, hosted by Madelyn Gardner, for only $5, The Comedy Garage presents acclaimed comedians from near and far. After the show, head down the street to Methuselah Bar & Lounge and show your Comedy Garage ticket for a $5 beverage.

We suggest early arrival for this event. It is general admission, first come, first serve

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