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

 

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.

BerkshireNow: Stephen Dietemann (reception and panel discussion) @ The Berkshire Museum
May 6 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

The BerkshireNow gallery space features an innovative exhibition of the work of architect Stephen Dietemann, along with that of three photographers who have documented his work as an architect: Jonathan Hankin, Peter Peirce, and Paul Puiia.

Free; Part of Pittsfield’s First Fridays Artswalk

Voyage: The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band @ The Colonial Theatre
May 6 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Voyage has been hailed by fans and critics alike as the #1 Journey tribute band in the world, performing Journey’s music with chilling accuracy! Since 2005, Voyage has dominated America with more sold out shows than any other tribute.

Singer Hugo, is an absolute dead ringer for Steve Perry, both visually and vocally. He continues to stun fans with his miraculous resemblance, exact mannerisms and identical voice to Steve. Fans agree that Voyage delivers the closest experience to the original Steve Perry fronted lineup.

Voyage takes you back to the ’80’s era when the timeless music of Journey ruled the airwaves. The talent of these five guys together has brought the meaning of tribute to a whole new level. Playing all the hits, including: “Don’t Stop Believin,'” “Separate Ways,” “Faithfully,” “Anyway You Want It,” and more!

May
7
Sat
Kitchen Ka-Boom @ The Berkshire Museum
May 7 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Try wacky and fun science experiments using common ingredients found in most kitchens!  All experiments are kid safe. Seating is limited, so reservations are requested: call 413.443.7171 ext. 360. Unclaimed reservations will be released 5 minutes before the start of the lecture and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Chow Time @ Berkshire Museum
May 7 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Join our staff in the aquarium for an interactive look at what it takes to feed some of Berkshire Museum’s most interesting residents. With your help we’ll prepare some heaping salads for some of our largest reptiles as we discuss what the aquarium animals eat here in the museum and what they would find in the wild. Once all the food is prepared, watch as aquarium staff goes behind the scenes to feed the reptiles and fish. See the seahorses suck up tiny shrimp and watch as the tortoises devour the salads you helped make just minutes before. In between feedings we’ll talk more about each species and what they’re eating, as well as answer many questions you might have, like what exactly is a skink and why is it eating a monkey biscuit!

 

Chow Time | Saturdays | 12:30 – 1 pm | Berkshire Museum | 39 South St | (413) 443-7171 | Included in museum admission

Chow Time @ Berkshire Museum
May 7 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium!

Chow Time @ The Berkshire Museum
May 7 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium!