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.

BIG BOOM BASH @ The Whitney Center for the Arts
Apr 29 @ 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

It’s the big kickoff event for BOOM (Berkshire Organization for Original Music). Come out and meet your creative and talented neighbors, and show your support for the arts! It’s FREE! The party’s on us, cause we want to get to know you and win your support!

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


Blue Light Trio @ The Rainbow Restaunt
Apr 29 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

This Berkshire based trio will be here playing classic Jazz favorites along with some fresh original Jazz.

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

Photo by Michael Czeiszperger.

Kitchen Ka-Boom @ The Berkshire Museum
Apr 30 @ 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.


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.

Chow Time @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 30 @ 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
Apr 30 @ 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
Apr 30 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

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

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

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.


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.

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

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.

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.

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

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