Events

Apr
16
Sat
CAROL KINZEL: Views of the Village @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 16 – Oct 30 all-day
CAROL KINZEL: Views of the Village @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

On view now, in the Center for Shaker Studies Gallery, are three paintings of  Hancock Shaker Village (HSV) by Carol Kinzel, created when she was just 22 (circa 1950). They capture a time when HSV was in deep decline, before its transition from Shaker ownership to its current status as a museum.

Carol went on to become Nelson A. Rockefeller’s personal art curator, and met New York art photographer Charles Uht (who became her husband) through this association. A photo album with 1950s images by Mr. Uht was recently discovered in the HSV library.

Carol’s three paintings were on sale at a Pittsfield Art League show in the early 1950s, and have been reunited nearly 66 years later for the exhibition. The striking paintings offer a rare artist’s interpretation of HSV under Shaker ownership.

Jun
10
Fri
Living Designs & Shared Values: Highlights from Fitzpatrick Quilt Collection @ Hancock Shaker Village
Jun 10 – Oct 30 all-day
Living Designs & Shared Values: Highlights from Fitzpatrick Quilt Collection @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Living Designs & Shared Values:  Highlights from the Jane P. Fitzpatrick Quilt Collection, celebrates the personal quilt collection of the proprietor of the Red Lion Inn and Country Curtains, who bequeathed her personal collection of quilts to HSV.  On display in the hallways and bedrooms of the Brick Dwelling, these beautiful quilts celebrate the skill and artistry of the many women (whose identities are unknown to us) who worked in the medium of fabric.  On view through October 30.  Exhibit included in regular admission.

Sep
30
Fri
The Goonies
Sep 30 @ 7:00 PM – Oct 1 @ 8:00 PM

Friday-Saturday, September 30-October 1, 7 p.m.

Part of the month-long horror film series offered in conjunction with the exhibition Something Scary.

In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate’s ancient valuable treasure.

1 hr., 54 min., rated PG

 

Oct
1
Sat
Flashlight Scavenger Hunt
Oct 1 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Enjoy a spooky, kooky after-hours adventure in the Museum with the Something Scary exhibition. Explore the galleries to complete a scavenger hunt challenge … in the dark.

$5; Museum members $3

Add a ticket for the Little Cinema screening of a classic horror movie at 7 pm

Scavenger Hunt + Film Package $10; Museum members $7.50

 

Memories of Patsy @ Colonial Theatre
Oct 1 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Oct
2
Sun
Welcome to Me
Oct 2 – Oct 3 all-day

Sunday-Monday, October 2-3, 7 p.m.

Monday, October 3, 1:30 p.m.

What happens when a young woman with Borderline Personality Disorder wins the lottery? In the case of Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig), she quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show. Inspired by the immortal Oprah, she broadcasts her dirty laundry as both a form of exhibitionism and a platform to share her peculiar views on everything from nutrition to relationships to neutering pets. Also starring Wes Bentley, James Marsden, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Linda Cardellini.

1 hr., 27 min., rated R

 

Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Oct 2 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village | Sherman | Texas | United States

Go behind the barriers in some of the Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling.  See highlights from our Collections, learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.  FYI: A moderate level of physical fitness is required as the tour involves walking and some stair climbing.  No advance reservation required; fee includes general admission for the day.  Tour not offered September 24 and 25.

Oct
3
Mon
Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Oct 3 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village | Sherman | Texas | United States

Go behind the barriers in some of the Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling.  See highlights from our Collections, learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.  FYI: A moderate level of physical fitness is required as the tour involves walking and some stair climbing.  No advance reservation required; fee includes general admission for the day.  Tour not offered September 24 and 25.

Martini Mondays @ Eat on North
Oct 3 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Dirty Brush Paint Parties @ The Dirty Brush
Oct 3 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Ceramic Pottery Painting Classes , instructor led class, all materials and instruction included.  6:00 to 8:00 PM, Reservations required. Call 413-442-9300. Class held at 141 North Street, Lower Level, Pittsfield, MA.

Oct
4
Tue
WeMuse Littlest Learners @ Berkshire Museum
Oct 4 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Oct 4 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village | Sherman | Texas | United States

Go behind the barriers in some of the Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling.  See highlights from our Collections, learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.  FYI: A moderate level of physical fitness is required as the tour involves walking and some stair climbing.  No advance reservation required; fee includes general admission for the day.  Tour not offered September 24 and 25.

The Dirty Paint Brush Parties @ The Dirty Brush
Oct 4 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Ceramic Pottery Painting Classes , instructor led class, all materials and instruction included.  6:00 to 8:00 PM, Reservations required. Call 413-442-9300. Class held at 141 North Street, Lower Level, Pittsfield, MA.

Oct
5
Wed
Blood Pressure Screenings @ Berkshire Atheneaum
Oct 5 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Oct 5 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village | Sherman | Texas | United States

Go behind the barriers in some of the Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling.  See highlights from our Collections, learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.  FYI: A moderate level of physical fitness is required as the tour involves walking and some stair climbing.  No advance reservation required; fee includes general admission for the day.  Tour not offered September 24 and 25.

Wicked Wednesdays @ Eat on North
Oct 5 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Dirty Brush Paint Parties @ The Dirty Brush
Oct 5 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Ceramic Pottery Painting Classes , instructor led class, all materials and instruction included.  6:00 to 8:00 PM, Reservations required. Call 413-442-9300. Class held at 141 North Street, Lower Level, Pittsfield, MA.

“The Critters of Mt. Greylock” @ The Berkshire Anthenaeum
Oct 5 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

“The Critters of Mt. Greylock” presented by Wintergreen and Mike Whalen, a representative of Greylock Reservation.  Concert and talk sponsored by the Pittsfield Cultural Council; a subdivision of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Friends of the Berkshire Anthenaeum. Free.  BCC Forum credit approved.

Oct
6
Thu
Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Oct 6 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village | Sherman | Texas | United States

Go behind the barriers in some of the Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling.  See highlights from our Collections, learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.  FYI: A moderate level of physical fitness is required as the tour involves walking and some stair climbing.  No advance reservation required; fee includes general admission for the day.  Tour not offered September 24 and 25.

PITTSFIELD: JAZZ VESPERS AT ZION LUTHERAN @ Zion Lutheran Church
Oct 6 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Jazz Vespers at Zion Lutheran Church of Pittsfield on Thursday, October 6 at 6:00PM at the church located at 74 First Street in Pittsfield. A casual meal will precede the service starting at 5:30, featuring entrees from a variety of local restaurants.

 

“Vespers” is the name of an evening service, which specifically includes prayers for the close of the day that has been observed in the Christian tradition for at least the last 15 centuries. Jazz Vespers at Zion Lutheran Church incorporates modern elements of jazz and blues into this historic tradition, from the song arrangements, to the harmonies, to the instrumentation.

 

The Jazz Vespers ensemble includes Andy Wrba, bass; Marisa Massery, vocals; Ben Kohn, piano with guest appearances by other local musicians. Jazz Vespers and its musicians have been featured in the Berkshire Eagle, the Berkshire Beacon, Berkshire Magazine, and other local news sources.

 

There is never an admission fee or cover charge to attend Jazz Vespers. All free-will donations are used to directly support the Jazz Vespers ministry.

 

ABOUT ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH:

Organized in 1859, Zion Lutheran Church of Pittsfield is the first-founded Lutheran church in the six-state New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States. The Rev. Timothy Weisman serves as the fourteenth pastor of Zion Lutheran Church.

 

IN BRIEF:

Jazz Vespers at Zion Lutheran Church

Thursday, October 6, 6:00pm

Casual meal to precede at 5:30pm

No admission fee, free-will offering

Next Jazz Vespers; November 3, 6:00pm

Zion Lutheran Church

74 First Street

Pittsfield MA 01201

http://www.zionlutheranpittsfield.org/