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
21
Wed
Traditional Timber-Framing Workshop @ Hancock Shaker Village
Sep 21 – Sep 25 all-day
Sep
25
Sun
Country Fair @ Hancock Shaker Village
Sep 25 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Country Fair @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

This two-day Fall festival fills the Village with food trucks, dozens of craft exhibitors and a farmers market!  All historic buildings are open and staffed as usual — plus a juried quilt show (vote for your favorites).  Drawing of the winning ticket for the Hancock Shaker Quilt raffle on Sunday at 4 pm. Chicken races and other kids’ activities, and displays of antique tractors and farm equipment, both days.

Farmers and hand-crafters interested in exhibiting can download an application online at countryfair.hancockshakervillage.org.

Sep
26
Mon
Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Sep 26 @ 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
Sep 26 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Drum Classes in the Berkshires & Beyond @ Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
Sep 26 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Drum Classes in the Berkshires & Beyond @ Lichtenstein Center for the Arts | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Advanced class available at 7:00pm.

The Dirty Paint Brush Parties @ The Dirty Brush
Sep 26 @ 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.

Sep
27
Tue
WeMuse Littlest Learners @ Berkshire Museum
Sep 27 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Sep 27 @ 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.

Dirty Paint Brush Party @ The DIrty Brush
Sep 27 @ 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.

Ace Frehley @ Colonial Theatre
Sep 27 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Ace Frehley with special guests, SIMO @ The Colonial Theatre
Sep 27 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Through his work as a founding member of the band, KISS, and as a solo artist, Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer, Ace Frehley, is championed as one of the most influential guitar players of the last four decades. With his smash 1978 self-titled solo album and post ­KISS work including Anomaly, Frehley continues to be the best selling member of the original band. Splitting from KISS in the early eighties, the first fruits of Ace’s creative efforts came in 1987 with his new band, Frehley’s Comet, and eponymous debut album, which yielded the radio hit, “Into the Night.” From there, Frehley was on a roll, issuing a string of well ­received solo albums, including Second Sighting and Trouble Walkin. Reuniting with KISS in 1996, Frehley teamed up with his old mates for a spectacularly successful five-year run, including high profile appearances at the Super Bowl and the Olympics. Splitting from the group in 2001 after their Farewell Tour, Frehley needed to recharge his creative batteries and took a much needed sabbatical after decades in the rock and roll circus. Eight years later, in 2009 Frehley returned to the music scene with his first new studio album in twenty years. A commercial and artistic triumph, Anomaly, proved to be his highest charting album since his classic 1978 solo debut.

Sep
28
Wed
WeeMuse: Parent/Child Stem Session @ Berkshire Museum
Sep 28 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Sep 28 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Run To North @ Hotel On North
Sep 28 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Run To North @ Hotel On North | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Running, Friends. Food.

Hotel on North is teaming up with Berkshire Running Center every Wednesday in September.

Meet at Hotel on North at 5:30, go for a run with Shiobbean & Kent from BRC, return to Eat on North and hang out!

 

The Dirty Paint Brush Parties @ The Dirty Brush
Sep 28 @ 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.

Sep
29
Thu
Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Sep 29 @ 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
Sep 29 @ 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.