Tag: Pittsfield MA

Festival of Trees 2018 at Berkshire Museum

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The Festival of Trees at the Berkshire Museum in downtown Pittsfield, MA, is an annual holiday tradition that has grown from a handful of holiday trees, to an exhibition of more than 100 decorated trees.

This year discover Festival of Trees 2018: Often Heard, a  collection of dazzling, decorated trees, each depicting a favorite song. The 2018 Festival  will feature more than 100 holiday trees, each depicting a popular song. From hip-hop to doo-wop, blues and jazz to pop, country, and rock, can you guess the song titles from the decorations on each tree? All the trees festooned with musical themes are sponsored by businesses, schools, and community organizations in this beloved annual celebration of the holiday season.

The museum is also hosting an after hours viewing on Saturdays. When the twinkling lights are ablaze on every tree but the galleries are dark. The indoor forest of imaginatively decorated trees festooned with musical motifs offer a dreamy atmosphere during evening hours, and guessing the song title that matches each tree’s décor becomes more of a challenge at night!

DATES/TIMES:
Saturday, November 17, 2018 through Sunday, January 6, 2019:
Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, noon to 5 pm

After Hours: Saturdays, November 17, November 24, December 1, December 8, December 15, December 22: 5 to 7pm

LOCATION:
The Berkshire Museum
39 South Street (Route 7)
Pittsfield, MA.

COST:
$13 adult. $6 child
Museum members & children 3 and under get in for free
After Hours: $5, Museum members $3

MORE:
berkshiremuseum.org
facebook.com/BerkshireMuseum

 

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David Sedaris at The Colonial Theater in Pittsfield, Apr 13

David Sedaris is coming to The Colonial Theater this Friday. Here’s some info from Berkshire Theatre Group, “With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, best-selling American author, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.”

I’ve been a fan of David Sedaris for years, and have always wanted to attend one of his stage appearances. He has been to the Colonial several times, but this Friday is the first time that I’ll be free when he is in Pittsfield. I’ve got my tickets, and can’t wait! Tickets are still available (see below for details).

DATE/TIME:
Friday, April 13 2018, at 8pm

TICKETS:
$40 – $60. Click Here to purchase

LOCATION:
The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

MORE:
www.berkshiretheatregroup.org
facebook.com/berkshiretheatregroup

 

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10×10 Real Art Party at Berkshire Museum, February 23

screen-shot-2017-02-13-at-9-26-14-pmArtists from the Berkshires and beyond are contributing 10×10 inch original works of art to be sold for $25 each during the 10×10 Real Art Party at the Berkshire Museum on Thursday, February 23, 2017. A $25 ARTtix guarantees the buyer to a work of art to take home the night of the party. ARTtix may be purchased starting February 11th at the Berkshire Museum admissions desk through the night of the 10×10 Real Art Party (or until tickets sell out). The doors open at 6pm and the drawing begins at 7pm. Tickets will be chosen in a random order and the bearer will be able to choose any work of art that is still on the wall.

The art show and party will benefit Berkshire County through BAA Fellowships for college art students, art field trip awards to Berkshire high school art departments, and free admission for art students to the Berkshire Museum.

The 10×10 Real Art Party is a collaboration of the Berkshire Art Association, Storefront Artist Project and Berkshire Museum. The 10×10 Real Art Party is being presented as part of Pittsfield’s 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival coordinated by the City of Pittsfield’s Department of Cultural Development and sponsored by Berkshire Gas.

DATE/TIME
February 23, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

ADMISSION
Admission is free.
Art Tix $25.

The Berkshire Museum is located at 39 South Street (Route 7), in Pittsfield, MA.

For more info, visit BerkshireMuseum.org

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Festival of Trees 2016 at Berkshire Museum

screen-shot-2016-11-16-at-7-59-34-pmThe Festival of Trees at the Berkshire Museum in downtown Pittsfield, MA, is an annual holiday tradition that has grown from a handful of holiday trees, to an exhibition of more than 100 decorated trees. This year’s theme for the decorations is a celebration of cinema, titled Now Playing: Festival of Trees 2016!

The organizations, businesses, and schools that participate in the Festival of Trees came up with innovative and original ways to decorate their movie-themed trees. Visitors can expect to see holiday trees that celebrate the classics of the cinema, including High NoonStar Wars, Casablanca, Jaws, and the best of the Disney studios.

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WHERE:
The Berkshire Museum is located at 39 South Street (Route 7), in Pittsfield, MA.

WHEN:
The Festival of Trees runs from November 19 through December 31, 2016. 
Monday – Saturday, 10 – 5pm
Sunday, noon to 5pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day

COST:
$13 adult; $6 child (under 18)
Museum members & children 3 and under get in for free

MORE:
For more info on this collection, visit BerkshireMuseum.org

 

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OZ Halloween Gala in Pittsfield, Saturday October 29

pittsfield_oz_galaLooking for some fun Halloween festivities this weekend? The join IS183 Art School and the Berkshire Shenanigans for the OZ Halloween Gala at The Shire City Sanctuary in Pittsfield, MA, this Saturday, October 29, 2016.

The festivities begin at 6pm with a pre-party dinner at Hotel on North. Following the dinner, at 8pm, is the Dance party extravaganza at Shire City Sanctuary.

 

From IS183.org, Come prepared for all that you’ve come to expect from IS183 and Shenanigan parties, from installation art decor to we’re-not-in-Kansas-anymore entertainment. Costumes strongly encouraged but not required!

The dance goes until 1am and features music by DJ Hush, with projections by Drew Suto and Joe Wheaton.

The dinner is hosted by Vicki Bonnington & David Schecker, Tracy & Andy Foster, Robin & Stan Gerber, Lauren Joy, Julia Kaplan, and Carol & Bob Stegeman

The evening will also include a raffle to win a 10 day trip to Australia for 2!

TICKETS:
This is a 21 and over event, and tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets range in price from $40 for the dance, to $175 for the dinner, dance, and raffle entry. If you can’t make it to the gala, raffle tickets can also be purchased on their own for $25.

Click here to purchase tickets.

For information or to volunteer call Peter (413) 298-5252 x100

 

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