The 413: Dance parties, First Friday Artswalk help kick off June
The Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield, presents the film, "Alive and Kicking," which gives the audience an intimate, insider's view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern American society. This film is not rated. Screenings at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday will be followed by a Q&A with director Susan Glatzer. Additional screenings are at 7 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, and at 1:30 p.m. on Monday. Tickets are $7.50 general admission.
The Tavern at The A, 303 Crane Ave., in Pittsfield, will host a paint and sip event to benefit the 10th anniversary of Berktoberfest. The $30 fee, payable at the door, includes materials and support to paint a pint or wine glass. For more information, call Tisha at 270-348-3562. This year's Berktoberfest will benefit Moments House and the Elizabeth Freeman Center.
Hotel on North's "Live on North" series continues with high-energy local singer-songwriter Billy Keane, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. To see more upcoming events, visit hotelonnorth.com/events.
Pittsfield's First Fridays Artswalk returns from 5 to 8 p.m., with arts venues opening their doors to exhibits, artists and receptions throughout downtown Pittsfield. The event is free and open to the public. A guided walking tour will depart at 5 p.m. at the Intermodal Center on Columbus Avenue.
The Tim Haufe Duo plays from 8 to 11 p.m. at Mission Bar + Tapas, 438 North St., Pittsfield.
Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month at Berkshire Theatre Group with its second annual Berkshire Dance Party and Cabaret. Starting at 7 p.m., walk the Pink Carpet, then break in your dancing shoes with DJ BFG for an unforgettable evening with local performance artists and talent on every stage in the venue. Tickets for this age 21 and older event are $35 general admission, or $75 for an all-inclusive VIP passport. Details at berkshiretheatregroup.org.
Local bands are herding together to host the "Dance for Dogs and Cats" to benefit Berkshire Humane Society. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the event starts at 8, at Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield. The musical lineup includes: License to Groove, Beth Maturevich of 5 Gun Draw, Joe Ciliberti and Rick Bush of Hair Ballz, Pat Shepardson of Shepards Crossing, Gary Burchard of F Bomb, Brian Benlien of Mr. Bone, Bob Bottume of Circle of Stone, Paul Delasco of Time Machine, Dona Frank-Federico of The Spurs USA, and other surprise guests. Tickets are only $10 and on sale at Berkshire Humane Society on Barker Road and Wood Bros. Music in Pittsfield; Bark-N-Cat Pet Supplies and Gifts in North Adams, or by calling Garrett at 413-652-1554. For further information, contact the Berkshire Humane Society or go to licensetogroove.com.
Pittsfield Suns opening day has arrived, with the first pitch thrown at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Wahconah Street ballpark or via pittsfieldsuns.pointstreaksites.com. Fireworks will close out the game.
Learner's Lab at the Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield, will offer "Ukulele Crash Course" at 11 a.m., with Berkshire-based writer and musician Francesca Shanks. Prior ukulele experience is not necessary. Don't have a uke? No problem! Call 413-443-7171, ext. 360, to reserve an instrument on a first-come, first-served basis. This program is included with regular museum admission.
SHYNE returns to rock Casey's at 501 Dalton Ave., Pittsfield, starting at 10 p.m. There's a $5 cover.
The Jazz @ The Whit series continues at 7 p.m., at The Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. The event features the Gypsy Jazz Ambassadors: Andy Kelly, Charlie Tokarz, Eileen Markland and John Kelly. No cover.
The North Adams SteepleCats return to Joe Wolfe Field at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the ballpark or via pointstreaksites.com/view/northadams.
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