Events

Apr
16
Sat
Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 16 @ 10:00 AM – May 8 @ 4:00 PM

Meet brand-new baby barnyard animals at this perennial favorite. Hop aboard the hay wagon for a Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour as you travel to a private viewing area full of baby animals you can hold, pet and bottle feed. Newly renovated and expanded Discovery Barn features interactive exhibits and more fun than ever for kids and adults. Most buildings within the historic Village will be open, including the Brick Dwelling, with displays of Shaker furniture and artifacts in authentic room settings. Museum educators demonstrate trade crafts and bring the Shaker story to life! 10am – 4pm.

Apr
29
Fri
Embrace of the Serpent @ The Berkshire Museum
Apr 29 @ 7:00 PM – May 2 @ 9:30 PM

$7.50, $5 for Museum members

At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in Embrace of the Serpent, an Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, Serpent centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.

Directed by Ciro Guerra

2 hrs., 5 min., not rated

 

Apr
30
Sat
Podcasting Workshop with NPR Producer @ Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
Apr 30 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Podcasting Workshop with NPR Producer @ Lichtenstein Center for the Arts | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Muddy Puppy Media presents Podcasting 101 with acclaimed NPR producer Susan Davis on Saturday, April 30 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts (28 Renne Avenue in Pittsfield, MA). The workshop will be of interest to both aspiring podcasters and podcast-loving audiophiles.

Susan Davis is a storyteller—by nature, by craft, by art, and by profession. For two decades, she has ferreted out the most memorable, most profound, most complex, and most interesting characters and brought their tales to the listeners of Public Radio. She has worked as a producer for Marketplace, Soundprint, All Things Considered, and Talk of the Nation at NPR, as well as for The State of Things on North Carolina Public Radio/WUNC. Her recent podcast clients include NPR’s Alt Latino, The Good Fight with Ben Wikler (#1 on iTunes), Press Record (from the Southern Oral History Project at UNC Chapel Hill), The Monti Radio Hour, and Classical Classroom. She has taught podcasting/audio production at a wide range of venues, ranging from Duke University to the Public Radio Program Directors Conference to the Cultural Affairs Department of the United States Department of State.

In Podcasting 101, Davis will introduce participants to the building blocks of a great podcast, including true listening, the art of hosting, perfecting a sound, achieving a tone, and designing an efficient production structure and schedule She will also address tech issues (all you need to get started is an iPhone and a computer) and share tips on how to build an audience through promotion and distribution.

Tuition is $150 early bird special through March 31 /$175 after April 1. Limited financial aid is available. To reserve your spot, please email Gina at ginahyams@gmail.com.

Photo by Michael Czeiszperger.

The Tobin Trifecta @ The Lichtenstein Center of Arts
Apr 30 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Continuing on the legacy of Group w ARTS, join the the Tobin Trifeca for a collaboration of color, compostion, & sculpture.
Opening reception April 1st from 5- 8. (this is no joke…)
On view Wednesday-Saturday every week from 11am to 4pm until April 30th.

METROPOLITAN OPERA: ELEKTRA @ The Beacon Cinemea
Apr 30 @ 12:55 PM – 3:15 PM

Celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series The Met: Live in HD. The broadcast of Strauss’s Elektra will be presented live on Saturday, April 30 in select cinemas nationwide. The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme — unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner — who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator, Esa-Pekka Salonen, conducts.

CAST: Nina Stemme, Waltraud Meier, Adrianne Pieczonka, Eric Owens, Esa-Pekka Salonen

DIRECTOR: Patrice Chéreau

May
1
Sun
Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers @ The Berkshire Museum
May 1 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Free community screening.

For five years during World War II, Warsaw women outfoxed the Nazis to save thousands of Jewish children from certain death. Half a century later, 95-year-old Irena Sendler reveals their true story. With stunning interviews, rare archival footage, family photographs, and poetic recreations shot in Warsaw, Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers is a testament to the power of moral courage in the darkest of times.

Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires and the Polish Falcons in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, this 2011 documentary film runs one hour and will be followed by a memorial electric-candle lighting and facilitated discussion, ending at 4 pm.

 

May
2
Mon
Baseball in the Berkshires: A County’s Common Bond! @ The Arrowhead
May 2 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The first floor of Arrowhead will be filled with local baseball artifacts, all telling stories of our community. Come share in the memories! The Berkshire County Historical Society is proud to host this exhibit created by Baseball in the Berkshires. From Little League to the Major Leagues, from 1791 to today, we share in the joy of baseball. Admission: adults $12, children $5. Friday – Monday, 10am – 3pm.

May
3
Tue
WeeMuse: Littlest Learners @ The Berkshire Museum
May 3 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Littlest Learners is a new program for children 6 to 18 months and their caregivers and includes reading stories, singing songs, learning sign language, and stretching both bodies and minds. Positive verbal and physical interactions are a key element in healthy growth and development. There will be time for caregivers to share information and knowledge from collective parenting experiences.

WeeMuse programs are sponsored by the Berkshire Bank Foundation.

Taco Tuesday @ Hotel on North
May 3 @ 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Why not head north for a little south of the border warmth with our Taco Tuesdays! Includes two tacos and a Blood Orange Margarita or glass of North Street Sangria. $15, 5pm-10pm. Every Tuesday

“PRE-FEST” Event with Berkshire Craft Beer Festival 6:30PM @ The Rainbow Restaurant
May 3 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

 

Rainbow Restaurant & Berkshire Craft Beer Festival for a “Pre-Fest” Event including beer samples, swag and your chance to win tickets to this year’s festival on JUNE 11th

May
4
Wed
Deep Ocean, Deep Secrets: What Do The Oceans Mean To Us? A talk with David Gallo @ The Berkshire Museum
May 4 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

The oceans provide half of the air we breathe, food for more than a billion people, and most of the rainfall on planet Earth. Despite this fact, the oceans remain almost completely unexplored and poorly understood. Understanding our relationship with the global ocean allows us to better understand the condition of our lives on planet Earth. Learn about the very latest in ocean exploration and explore the important role the oceans play in conditioning our daily environment.

David Gallo is an oceanographer and Senior Advisor at Columbia University’s Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Center for Climate and Life.

Included with regular Museum admission, Museum membership, or Lenox Garden Club membership. Seating is limited; please call 413.443.7171 ext. 360 to reserve your seat.

PRINCE SPAGHETTI NIGHT ON NORTH @ Hotel On North
May 4 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Every Wednesday from 5pm-7pm is PRINCE SPAGHETTI NIGHT ON NORTH:

$15 per person weekly chef’s choice pasta entrée option.

Five Week Glass Sculpture Class @ L’Atelier
May 4 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Learn how to make unique glass sculpture at L’Atelier Berkshires. 5-week kiln cast glass class begins April 20th- May 18th. We will meet Wednesday evenings from 6pm-8pm. All levels of artists welcome. Registration required. $325 + $50 materials fee.

Open Mic Night @ The Lion's Den
May 4 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Starting April 6th  Open Mic Night at The Lion’s Den Enjoy Open Mic Night the first Wednesday of every month at the Lion’s Den from 8pm-11pm.

May
5
Thu
Ruth P. Boraski Celebration Evening : 26th Annual Event Acknowledging Excellence @ The Colonial Theatre
May 5 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

5pm: Opening Reception with Lite Fare provided by Mazzeo’s Ristorante
6pm: Presentation: She Knows Where She’s Going Award, Ruth Blodgett; College scholarships to deserving high school girls
7pm: Continued Revelry & Celebration

To find out more about this event, for sponsorship information, or to purchase tickets, contact Bethany Kirchmann, at 413-442-5174 ext. 12 orBethanyK@BrighamCenter.org

Girls Inc. of the Berkshires is the core program of the Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center.

May
6
Fri
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ The Berkshire Museum
May 6 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

 

Songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more, geared towards children 18 months to 3 years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome!

WeeMuse programs are sponsored by the Berkshire Bank Foundation

WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 2-4) @ Berkshire Museum
May 6 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Little ones can explore the Aquarium and three Museum galleries! Each week features songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Check our Facebook Page or 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 Adventures (Ages 2-4)| Fridays | 11 – 11:30 am | Berkshire Museum | 39 South St | (413) 443-7171 | Free with Museum Admission

FRIDAY FRYDAYS @ Hotel on North
May 6 @ 2:44 PM – 3:44 PM

Join Hotel on North every Friday from 5pm-8pm for assorted Fish and fun “Fried” Foods.

First Fridays Artwalk
May 6 @ 5:15 PM – 8:15 PM

First Fridays Artswalk is the largest year-round monthly visual arts event in the Berkshires.  Every first Friday of each month downtown retailers, restaurants and businesses along North and South Streets, transform into art galleries.  Stop into over 20 locations to explore artwork and meet the artists during their opening receptions.  Free guided walking tour starts at 5:15 pm.

First Fridays Artwalk
May 6 @ 5:15 PM – 8:15 PM

First Fridays Artswalk is the largest year-round monthly visual arts event in the Berkshires.  Every first Friday of each month downtown retailers, restaurants and businesses along North and South Streets, transform into art galleries.  Stop into over 20 locations to explore artwork and meet the artists during their opening receptions.  Free guided walking tour starts at 5:15 pm.