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Weekend Outlook: Artwalks, Pumpkin Smashing, Community Days
By Sabrina Damms, iBerkshires Staff
02:37PM / Friday, November 04, 2022
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Berkshire County is hosting a variety of events this weekend, including Artwalks, pumpkin smashing, musical performances, and community days. 
 
November First Fridays Artswalk
Various Venues, Pittsfield 
 
It's the first Friday of the month, which means a First Friday Artswalk. The walk runs from 5 to 8 p.m. and features a dozen art shows and exhibits on view at venues around downtown Pittsfield. Most of the art is on display throughout November.
 
During the event, participants will have the opportunity to meet the artists. Participants can download the Downtown Pittsfield Inc. app from the Google Play or App Store to get a virtual walking tour. 
 
Participating venues include Artists at the Clock Tower, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Hotel on North, and more.
 
For a complete list of participating venues and artists visit the Art Walk website.
 
First Fridays
Various Venues, North Adams 
 
North Adams is hosting a pumpkin smash in the Center Street parking lot as part of First Friday festivities.
 
Participants are encouraged to bring their unbleached and unpainted pumpkins to smash them into the Second Chance Composting truck. 
 
Various venues will also be open and Savvy Hive will be having its last full store sale of the year.
 
More information here
 
 
'Pig Years' Book Signing
Scout House, Great Barrington
 
Local farmer and author Ellyn Gaydos will read from and sign copies of her book "Pig Years," about her experiences raising pigs.  
 
Co-hosted by Berkshire Grown and Scout House, the event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Scout House, 21 Elm St., Great Barrington. 
 
The reading and the following Q&A are free and open to the public. More information here.
 
 
Animal Support Project Thanksgiving/Veterans Day Photos
Benson's Pet Center, Pittsfield
 
Benson's Pet Center on Dalton Avenue is hosting a photography session on Saturday, Nov. 5, so pet parents can purchase a 4-by-6-inch framed keepsake photo to raise funds for pets in need. 
 
Have your pet photographed from noon until 3 p.m. More information here
 
Eagles Band Community Concert
Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield
 
The Eagles Band's annual Community Concert returns to the Colonial Theatre this Friday, Nov. 4, featuring a range of musical works from the 1700s to the modern day.
 
The free event will include a more than 60-musician concert band and the stage band. It will be opened by the Eagles' trombone ensemble.  
 
The concert begins at 7 p.m. and the trombone ensemble will begin shortly after doors open at 6:15 p.m.
 
Seats must be reserved for the event. To do so, call the box office at 413-997-4444 or go to www.berkshiretheatregroup.org. More information here
 
Pajama Night
Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield 
 
The Berkshire Museum is inviting the community to a pajama night this Friday, Nov. 4, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. to celebrate National Family Literacy Month. 
 
This free event will feature storytelling from authors, artists, educators, and community members, a story walk, and get a free book to take home.
 
More information here
 
Hancock's Annual Community Day
Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield
 
Hancock Shaker Village is opening its barn doors to the community this Sunday, Nov. 6, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. for a free Community Day. 
 
The museum is offering free admission to current exhibits, interactions with farm animals, craft demonstrations, and a scavenger hunt.
 
More information here
 
7th Annual Craft Fair
Berkshire South Regional Community Center, Great Barrington
 
Berkshire South Regional Community Center, located at 15 Crissey Road, will be hosting its annual craft fair this Saturday, Nov. 5, from 11 to 3.
 
The center's parking lot will be filled with a wide array of items from Berkshire county vendors. 
 
This free fair will also feature live music by the Midnight Anthem. 
 
More information here
 
First Sunday Free: Harvest
The Clark, Williamstown
 
The Clark Art Institute is offering free admission to its permanent collection galleries covering harvest-related works this Sunday, Nov. 6, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. 
 
The event will also include still life drawing, music, and dancing. After the tour, attendees are encouraged to take a walk of the Clark’s grounds. 
 
More information here
 
Soccer Mommy
Mass MoCA, North Adams
 
The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art will be hosting a performance by "pop-inflected indie rock" performer Sophie Allison, aka Soccer Mommy, this Saturday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m.
 
Tickets are $37 and $57 for preferred seating. More information here
 
Farmers Markets
 
Berkshire Area Farmers Market 
Berkshire Mall, Lanesborough
 
This market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the former Berkshire Mall parking lot.
 
Every week there will be produce and products from Western Mass farms, including vegetables, fruit, plants, meat and more. Vendors accept Women, Infants, & Children Nutrition Program and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.
 
More information here
 
Great Barrington Farmers Market 
18 Church St., Great Barrington
 
This market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. through Nov. 12.
 
It offers a dollar for dollar match on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program through the Market Match program and Healthy Incentives Program benefits can be redeemed at five Market vendors.
 
More information here
 
North Adams Farmers Market
85 Main St., North Adams
 
First inside market of the winter season on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 to 1. Winter markets run the first Saturday through May. 

 

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