Calendar

Feb
19
Mon
Billy Budd in the Breadbox @ The Garage
Feb 19 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

History comes to life in this exciting new play about, Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick. Billy Budd in the Breadbox is based on the book, Billy Budd in the Breadbox, The Story of Herman Melville and Eleanor, by Jana Laiz. Told through the eyes of his granddaughter, Eleanor, the show follows the special relationship between grandfather and granddaughter. Eleanor discovers that her grandfather has a secret and is determined to figure out what it is. Along her journey, you’ll go on an interactive and educational history lesson from Herman Melville himself. Hear his stories and learn about what inspired such writings at Moby DickTypeeBilly Budd and more. Based on a true discovery that brought the writings of Herman Melville back to life. The play features stories about local Berkshire history including Arrowhead, Mt. Greylock, and Monument Mountain.

Billy Budd in the Breadbox @ Colonial Theatre Garage
Feb 19 @ 11:00 AM

History comes to life in this exciting new play about, Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick. Billy Budd in the Breadbox is based on the book, Billy Budd in the Breadbox, The Story of Herman Melville and Eleanor, by Jana Laiz. Told through the eyes of his granddaughter, Eleanor, the show follows the special relationship between grandfather and granddaughter. Eleanor discovers that her grandfather has a secret and is determined to figure out what it is. Along her journey, you’ll go on an interactive and educational history lesson from Herman Melville himself. Hear his stories and learn about what inspired such writings at Moby DickTypeeBilly Budd and more. Based on a true discovery that brought the writings of Herman Melville back to life. The play features stories about local Berkshire history including Arrowhead, Mt. Greylock, and Monument Mountain.

Ten Days of Play @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 19 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 

Kids will play, create, improvise, and learn when Ten Days of Play returns to Berkshire Museum from Friday, February 16, through Sunday, February 25. Now in its sixth year, this innovative opportunity for child-directed play is included with regular Museum admission and is available daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Ten Days of Play Free Community Night will be held on Friday, February 16, from 5:30 to 7:30. Families are invited to explore this year’s expanded, engaging, child-directed Ten Days of Play activities, free of charge. The Free Community Night is generously sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.

The Ten Days of Play festival will take place throughout the Museum. The Crane Room will be filled with an exciting array of modular building toys: kids will enjoy a bountiful LEGO® station, explore color and gravity at the Tegu magnetic block station, stack structures with Bilderhoos, and innovate with the big blue blocks of the Imagination Playground. Ten Days of Play will feature interactive activities for early learners in LAB 102, dramatic play in the Berkshire Backyard gallery, and the popular Tinker Lab in the Sabic Innovation Studio. 10 Days of Play is part of Pittsfield’s annual 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival.

BMS Instrument Petting Zoo @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 19 @ 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Berkshire Music School offers an instrument petting zoo at Berkshire Museum in one of the Museum’s galleries. Participation is free with general museum admission. Students will have the opportunity to try out a guitar, ukulele or violin, and meet a BMS faculty member to discuss whether your student is ready for music lessons. For more information, call BMS at 413-442-1411.

WordXWord – 10 New Voices
Feb 19 @ 7:00 PM

WXW has invited 3 dynamic young poets – Doni Smith, Grace Rossman and Sage – to curate a program of passionate, forward facing voices, to unapologetically share their truths in a fast paced, expectation-shattering spoken word event.

Feb
20
Tue
BHS Turning Points Exhibit @ Berkshire Athenaeum
Feb 20 @ 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Berkshire Historical Society presents the history of  Pittsfield divided  into ten time periods . Each panel will be filled with historic images and explanatory text highlighting significant “Turning Points.”  It will be a visual journey through the City’s history.

Ten turning points in Pittsfield history

1761 – Founding Pittsfield (Thomas Allen, Rev War, Shaker Village, Park Square elm tree)

1800 – Pittsfield Emerging (first mills-Schofield, agriculture fair-Watson)

1825 – Building Pittsfield (water, train, immigrants)

1850 – Fighting Pittsfield (Civil War, Melville and Moby-Dick)

1875 – Transforming Pittsfield (Stanley, Athenaeum, city and county seat)

1900 – Expanding Pittsfield (GE, Museum, immigrants, WWI)

1925 – Roaring Pittsfield (roaring 20s, depression and war effort)

1950 – Pittsfield Rising (postwar expansion, housing developments, school population)

1970 – Saving Pittsfield  (Urban renewal, GE pulling out, BCC, North Street)

2000 – Reinventing Pittsfield (Colonial, Beacon, Park Square)

WeMuse Littlest Learners @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 20 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Ten Days of Play @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 20 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 

Kids will play, create, improvise, and learn when Ten Days of Play returns to Berkshire Museum from Friday, February 16, through Sunday, February 25. Now in its sixth year, this innovative opportunity for child-directed play is included with regular Museum admission and is available daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Ten Days of Play Free Community Night will be held on Friday, February 16, from 5:30 to 7:30. Families are invited to explore this year’s expanded, engaging, child-directed Ten Days of Play activities, free of charge. The Free Community Night is generously sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.

The Ten Days of Play festival will take place throughout the Museum. The Crane Room will be filled with an exciting array of modular building toys: kids will enjoy a bountiful LEGO® station, explore color and gravity at the Tegu magnetic block station, stack structures with Bilderhoos, and innovate with the big blue blocks of the Imagination Playground. Ten Days of Play will feature interactive activities for early learners in LAB 102, dramatic play in the Berkshire Backyard gallery, and the popular Tinker Lab in the Sabic Innovation Studio. 10 Days of Play is part of Pittsfield’s annual 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival.

Berkshire International Film Festival at The Beacon Cinema
Feb 20 @ 7:00 PM

FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC

Contact website www.biffma.org www.thebeaconcinema.com

Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) and the Beacon Cinema present THE BEST OF FEST SHORTS!

BIFF celebrates short film with some of the best shorts from our 12th Annual Festival

Fish Story- Charlie Lyne

My Fathers Tools- Heather Condo

Balcony- Toby Fell-Holden

Running Through Life- Helene Moltke Leth (2017 Berkshire Bank Next Great Filmmaker Award winner)

5 Films About Technology- Peter Huang

Wig Shop- Kat Coiro

Refuge- Matthew Firpo

Feb
21
Wed
BHS Turning Points Exhibit @ Berkshire Athenaeum
Feb 21 @ 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Berkshire Historical Society presents the history of  Pittsfield divided  into ten time periods . Each panel will be filled with historic images and explanatory text highlighting significant “Turning Points.”  It will be a visual journey through the City’s history.

Ten turning points in Pittsfield history

1761 – Founding Pittsfield (Thomas Allen, Rev War, Shaker Village, Park Square elm tree)

1800 – Pittsfield Emerging (first mills-Schofield, agriculture fair-Watson)

1825 – Building Pittsfield (water, train, immigrants)

1850 – Fighting Pittsfield (Civil War, Melville and Moby-Dick)

1875 – Transforming Pittsfield (Stanley, Athenaeum, city and county seat)

1900 – Expanding Pittsfield (GE, Museum, immigrants, WWI)

1925 – Roaring Pittsfield (roaring 20s, depression and war effort)

1950 – Pittsfield Rising (postwar expansion, housing developments, school population)

1970 – Saving Pittsfield  (Urban renewal, GE pulling out, BCC, North Street)

2000 – Reinventing Pittsfield (Colonial, Beacon, Park Square)

10 Days of Play with HSV @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 21 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Hancock Shaker Village will be at the Berkshire Museum for this Wednesday Ten Days of Play , Feb. 21.

Lively HSV staff will offer Shaker inspired games and crafts for attendees.

IS183 in Our Schools: Learning Through Arts Showcase @ Lichtenstein Center for the Arts 28 Renne Ave
Feb 21 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Opening Reception Thursday,  February 15th,5-7pm

Show runs February 2nd-24th Gallery hours Wed-Saturday 11-4pm

 

IS183 Art School’s Learning Through Arts (LTA) after-school program brings professional teaching artists directly to Berkshire County’s K-12th grade classrooms, transforming the program sites into art studios, and sharing their passion for the visual arts through dynamic mixed-media projects. LTA gives students the freedom to experiment with advanced art techniques and mediums, create unique work, and find their voice through hands on visual arts experiences. IS183 is excited to participate once again in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival, showcasing the artwork of every student artist in our LTA program. The showcase will represent each of LTA’s program sites including nine elementary, middle and high schools across the Berkshires. at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts (28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield) and will remain on view until February 24th.

 

Ten Days of Play @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 21 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 

Kids will play, create, improvise, and learn when Ten Days of Play returns to Berkshire Museum from Friday, February 16, through Sunday, February 25. Now in its sixth year, this innovative opportunity for child-directed play is included with regular Museum admission and is available daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Ten Days of Play Free Community Night will be held on Friday, February 16, from 5:30 to 7:30. Families are invited to explore this year’s expanded, engaging, child-directed Ten Days of Play activities, free of charge. The Free Community Night is generously sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.

The Ten Days of Play festival will take place throughout the Museum. The Crane Room will be filled with an exciting array of modular building toys: kids will enjoy a bountiful LEGO® station, explore color and gravity at the Tegu magnetic block station, stack structures with Bilderhoos, and innovate with the big blue blocks of the Imagination Playground. Ten Days of Play will feature interactive activities for early learners in LAB 102, dramatic play in the Berkshire Backyard gallery, and the popular Tinker Lab in the Sabic Innovation Studio. 10 Days of Play is part of Pittsfield’s annual 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival.

Feb
22
Thu
BHS Turning Points Exhibit @ Berkshire Athenaeum
Feb 22 @ 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Berkshire Historical Society presents the history of  Pittsfield divided  into ten time periods . Each panel will be filled with historic images and explanatory text highlighting significant “Turning Points.”  It will be a visual journey through the City’s history.

Ten turning points in Pittsfield history

1761 – Founding Pittsfield (Thomas Allen, Rev War, Shaker Village, Park Square elm tree)

1800 – Pittsfield Emerging (first mills-Schofield, agriculture fair-Watson)

1825 – Building Pittsfield (water, train, immigrants)

1850 – Fighting Pittsfield (Civil War, Melville and Moby-Dick)

1875 – Transforming Pittsfield (Stanley, Athenaeum, city and county seat)

1900 – Expanding Pittsfield (GE, Museum, immigrants, WWI)

1925 – Roaring Pittsfield (roaring 20s, depression and war effort)

1950 – Pittsfield Rising (postwar expansion, housing developments, school population)

1970 – Saving Pittsfield  (Urban renewal, GE pulling out, BCC, North Street)

2000 – Reinventing Pittsfield (Colonial, Beacon, Park Square)

Billy Budd in the Breadbox @ The Garage
Feb 22 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

History comes to life in this exciting new play about, Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick. Billy Budd in the Breadbox is based on the book, Billy Budd in the Breadbox, The Story of Herman Melville and Eleanor, by Jana Laiz. Told through the eyes of his granddaughter, Eleanor, the show follows the special relationship between grandfather and granddaughter. Eleanor discovers that her grandfather has a secret and is determined to figure out what it is. Along her journey, you’ll go on an interactive and educational history lesson from Herman Melville himself. Hear his stories and learn about what inspired such writings at Moby DickTypeeBilly Budd and more. Based on a true discovery that brought the writings of Herman Melville back to life. The play features stories about local Berkshire history including Arrowhead, Mt. Greylock, and Monument Mountain.

Billy Budd in the Breadbox @ Colonial Theatre Garage
Feb 22 @ 11:00 AM

History comes to life in this exciting new play about, Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick. Billy Budd in the Breadbox is based on the book, Billy Budd in the Breadbox, The Story of Herman Melville and Eleanor, by Jana Laiz. Told through the eyes of his granddaughter, Eleanor, the show follows the special relationship between grandfather and granddaughter. Eleanor discovers that her grandfather has a secret and is determined to figure out what it is. Along her journey, you’ll go on an interactive and educational history lesson from Herman Melville himself. Hear his stories and learn about what inspired such writings at Moby DickTypeeBilly Budd and more. Based on a true discovery that brought the writings of Herman Melville back to life. The play features stories about local Berkshire history including Arrowhead, Mt. Greylock, and Monument Mountain.

IS183 in Our Schools: Learning Through Arts Showcase @ Lichtenstein Center for the Arts 28 Renne Ave
Feb 22 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Opening Reception Thursday,  February 15th,5-7pm

Show runs February 2nd-24th Gallery hours Wed-Saturday 11-4pm

 

IS183 Art School’s Learning Through Arts (LTA) after-school program brings professional teaching artists directly to Berkshire County’s K-12th grade classrooms, transforming the program sites into art studios, and sharing their passion for the visual arts through dynamic mixed-media projects. LTA gives students the freedom to experiment with advanced art techniques and mediums, create unique work, and find their voice through hands on visual arts experiences. IS183 is excited to participate once again in the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival, showcasing the artwork of every student artist in our LTA program. The showcase will represent each of LTA’s program sites including nine elementary, middle and high schools across the Berkshires. at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts (28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield) and will remain on view until February 24th.

 

Ten Days of Play @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 22 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 

Kids will play, create, improvise, and learn when Ten Days of Play returns to Berkshire Museum from Friday, February 16, through Sunday, February 25. Now in its sixth year, this innovative opportunity for child-directed play is included with regular Museum admission and is available daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Ten Days of Play Free Community Night will be held on Friday, February 16, from 5:30 to 7:30. Families are invited to explore this year’s expanded, engaging, child-directed Ten Days of Play activities, free of charge. The Free Community Night is generously sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.

The Ten Days of Play festival will take place throughout the Museum. The Crane Room will be filled with an exciting array of modular building toys: kids will enjoy a bountiful LEGO® station, explore color and gravity at the Tegu magnetic block station, stack structures with Bilderhoos, and innovate with the big blue blocks of the Imagination Playground. Ten Days of Play will feature interactive activities for early learners in LAB 102, dramatic play in the Berkshire Backyard gallery, and the popular Tinker Lab in the Sabic Innovation Studio. 10 Days of Play is part of Pittsfield’s annual 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival.

Che Malambo @ The Colonial Theatre
Feb 22 @ 2:00 PM

Tickets: $40

The Argentine based dance company, Che Malambo, excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming of the bombos, and singing and whirling boleadoras (lassos with stones on the end). Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, the company’s work celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho. This powerhouse, all-male company of 14 gauchos is directed by French choreographer and former ballet dancer, Gilles Brinas. Che Malambo brings fiery Malambo traditions and virtuosic dancing to the contemporary stage for an exhilarating and entertaining show that is perfect for the entire family. Danced solely by men, the Malambo began in the 17th century as competitive duels that would challenge skills of agility, strength, and dexterity. Zapeteo, their fast paced footwork, is inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses in their native Argentina.

BAA RAP PARTY @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM

Artists from the Berkshires and beyond contribute 10×10 inch original artwork to be given away for $25 each at a 7pm drawing.  ARTtix at Berkshire Museum before the event.  Ticket on sale the week before at the Berkshire Museum.