February is a Ten in Pittsfield

Mid Winter Festival

By: - Feb 04, 2014


St. Germain Stage, Sydelle and Lee Blatt Center for the Performing Arts
36 Linden Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
10×10 New Play Festival
Feb. 13-Mar. 2. Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm; Sat/Sun at 3pm
Tickets: $25 Thursday evenings, Sat/Sun matinees; $30 Friday/Saturday evenings; $15 previews 2/13 & 2/14. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Barrington Stage Box Office at 413-236-8888 (toll free: 855-TIX-2BSC) or online at
Every 10 minutes, a new play begins! Join Barrington Stage for an evening of ten new 10-minute plays by 10 playwrights, featuring six dynamite actors – playing for an extended 3-week run. Featured playwrights are Suzanne Bradbeer, Ron Burch, John Cariani, Megan Dieterle, David MacGregor, Scott McCarrey, James McLindon, Gwendolyn Rice, Lynn Rosen, and Jodi Rothe. The 10X10 Repertory Company features Emily Kunkel, Matt Neely, Dina Thomas, Peggy Pharr Wilson, John Zdrojeski, and Robert Zukerman. Directed by Julianne Boyd, Christopher Innvar, and Kristen van Ginhoven. All seating is reserved. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Barrington Stage Box Office at 413-236-8888 (toll free: 855-TIX-2BSC) or online

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfield, Mass.
Feb. 13-28, Open Wed-Sat 12-5pm
First Fridays Artswalk Preview: Friday, Feb. 7, 5pm-8pm
Opening Reception: Thurs. Feb. 13, 5pm-7pm
The third annual TEN SPOT invitational art show features ten of the best contemporary artists from throughout the Berkshires. This year’s artists come from Great Barrington to Williamstown and in between, and include Gabrielle Senza,  Michael Rousseau, Joan Ciolfi, Peter Gordon, Karl Mullen,  Peggy Rivers, Douglas Paisley, and Laurie McLeod.  Each of the artists will have work  featured on ten different billboards throughout the Berkshires  during the festival, bringing the gallery out into the community for all to enjoy.

Pittsfield City Hall
70 Allen St, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Feb. 13-28; M-F 8:30am-4pm
Opening reception: Thurs. Feb 13, 4-6pm
The second annual Teen Ten art show at Pittsfield City Hall is organized by Miss Hall’s School student. Over 100 artworks by Berkshire teens are posted online at for the public to view and vote for their favorites at The top ten votegetters will be displayed at City Hall.  Artwork from students at Pittsfield High School, Taconic High School, Wahconah High School, Lee High School, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, Berkshire Country Day School, Monument Mountain Regional High School, and Miss Hall’s School are included and artists’ names and schools are kept anonymous during voting, which ends February 7th.

Beacon Cinema
57 North St, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Thursday evenings Feb 13 & 20; Sunday matinees Feb 16 & 23
Admission is free, generously underwritten by NBT Bank.
New this year! In association with the Berkshire International Film Festival, the Beacon Cinema screens four “ten” themed movies.
Feb. 13 TEN, with Bo Derek and Dudley Moore, time TBA
Feb. 16 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama, a documentary directed by Rick Ray, time TBA
Feb. 20 How To Lose A Guy in Ten Days, with Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, time TBA
Feb. 23 The Ten Commandments, with Charleton Heston and Yul Brynner, time TBA
The Whitney Center for the Arts
42 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Thurs, Feb 13 & Fri, Feb.21 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $20
Enjoy 10 popular arias by top opera professionals in an elegant setting. Opera Notte @the Whit will be a regular event at the Whitney Center for the Arts, always performed by top level classically trained musicians.

Berkshire Museum 39 South St, Pittsfield, MA
Feb. 14-23, Daily: Mon-Sat 11am-3pm, Sun 12pm-3pm
Free with Berkshire Museum admission

The Museum’s Crane Room will be transformed into anything a child might imagine, using readily available and recyclable materials from cardboard to fabric and tape. Join the museum staff and patrons in a 10-day festival supporting child-directed play one cardboard box at time! Presented in partnership with the Transition Team of Pittsfield and Pop-Up Adventure Play. Supported in part by a grant from the Pittsfield Cultural Council.

Baba Louie’s Backroom
34 Depot St.  Pittsfield, MA 01201
Sat Feb 15 8pm
Tickets: $15 in advance (available at Baba Louie's and online, $20 at the door.
An intimate evening of jazz, cabaret style, presented by Berkshires Jazz. The Roy Gerson Trio features jazz piano standout Roy Gerson. He’ll put his unique spin on historic and iconic jazz compositions that were popularized by 10 different jazz pianists over the decades.
Berkshire Museum 39 South St Pittsfield, MA 01201
Art on display Feb 15-20 during Museum hours
Feb 20th 5:30pm preview 7:00pm Art Raffle
FREE to attend; $25 raffle tickets guarantee a 10x10 inch artwork
Enjoy a sneak preview of dozens of miniature masterpieces by local artists! Each original work of art is 10”x10” and could be yours for just $25. Area artists are donating the work to raise money for arts education in the Berkshires through the terrific programs of the volunteer led Berkshire Art Association.  Donations of 10”x10” original art will be accepted at the Berkshire Museum on Sunday, February 9th, and Monday, February 10th. For more information, visit or email
Berkshire Music School
Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Tickets $10 at the door
An afternoon of music at the Berkshires’ only community music school Enjoy ten diverse performances by ten students and teachers. Coffee and dessert will be served.
Berkshire Museum 39 South St, Pittsfield, MA
Wed. Feb. 19, 5-7 pm
Tickets: Free and open to the community.

Celebrate as we mark the beginning of a national play tour with our partners, Pop-Up Adventure Play, when “play” takes over the whole Museum! Participate in play in its many forms and experience a giant shadow puppet screen, an instrument petting zoo, marble tracks, and our popular child-directed play center among other family fun play stations. Sponsored in part by the TD Charitable Foundation.
Berkshire Museum
39 South St Pittsfield, MA 01201
Thursday, Feb 20th 5:30pm reception; 7pm Art Raffle
FREE to attend; $25 tickets guarantee a 10x10 inch artwork; tickets on sale at the Berkshire Museum during regular hours beginning Feb.15
Everyone’s invited to the 10x10 Real Art Party, a fundraiser benefitting Berkshire County art students and organized by the Berkshire Art Association and the Storefront Artist Project.  Each ticket entitles the buyer to one piece of 10”x10” original artwork, to be chosen when your number is called. (Will you be first, or last? Doesn’t matter, as everyone will receive an original work of art!)

Berkshire Museum
39 South St, Pittsfield, MA
Thursday, Feb. 20, 8 pm
The innovative, inspiring, and super-fast presentation style of Berkshire County PK returns for its ninth installment. Devised by Klein Dytham Architecture and known globally as the 20 x 20 format where 20 slides progress automatically every 20 seconds, Berkshire Museum brings you the coolest 6-minute-40-second presentations you have ever seen. For more information,

Top of the Crowne; Crowne Plaza Hotel
1 West St, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Tickets $15 in advance  $20 at the door (per evening)
The Laugh Lounge, the Berkshires’ leading comedy presenter, returns to the 10x10 Festival with another terrific weekend of laughter!  Each night will feature a completely new lineup of comedians with 4 of the best local/regional comics followed by a national touring comic!  
Friday, Feb 21st 8pm Tickets:
Friday’s headliner,  recently heard on Marc Maron's prestigious WTFpod, is brilliantly funny headliner Mike Vecchione (Comedy Central specials, NBC's "Last Comic Standing" and "The Tonight Show," winner of the People's Choice Award at the 2010 NY Comedy Festival.)
Saturday, Feb 22nd 8pm Tickets:
Saturday’s headliner is the lovely and dark Adrienne Iapalucci, who was just featured in November on CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman" with a critically acclaimed performance. Adrienne is also a winner of the NY Comedy Festival's People's Choice Award (2009), and a semifinalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing."

Hancock Shaker Village at The Whitney Center for The Arts
42 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Sat, Feb 22nd at 2pm
The Shakers are credited with inventing a large number of now-common everyday items, as well as more unique, unusual things.  In this illustrated lecture, Hancock Shaker Village staff Lesley Herzberg and Todd Burdick will explore this topic, and reveal information on 10 real and supposed Shaker-invented items.  Learn about which ones are really a Shaker invention, which are not, and which might be because scholars and historians still debate the issue.  Did the Shakers really invent the circular saw, the seed packet, clothes pins, the round barn, the flat broom, and more?  Come to this presentation, and see for yourself!

Spice Dragon 297 North St, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Saturday, Feb 22nd Doors open 8pm, show starts at 9pm
Tickets: $20 at the Door (cash only). Reservations encouraged at
Gypsy Layne Cabaret & Co. celebrates its 10th performance in Pittsfield at the 10x10 Festival. Hailed as “a sexy highpoint of classic burlesque entertainment in the Berkshires” by Berkshire Magazine, Gypsy Layne’s hallmark of bawdy humor, live music, dynamic dance routines, and cheeky sex appeal are prominently featured in their latest extravaganza. “This show navigates various emotional territories—it really takes our audience on a ride,” says Artistic Director Nicole Rizzo. “We continue to challenge ourselves as performers, and our shows become more innovative each season. Yet we always remain true to who we are.”

The Royal Berkshire Improv Troupe Presents 10 Musicals: Unscripted
The Garage at the Colonial Theatre
111 South St, Pittsfield, Mass.
Sunday, February 23 at 2pm
Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door
The Royal Berkshire Improv Troupe (RBIT) explores the boundaries of theater improvisation through audience participation and the use of theater games reminiscent of the TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? For this special 10X10 performance, RBIT will collaborate with musician Carlton Maaia to perform 10 unscripted short musicals providing the greatest spontaneous musical theatre ever seen!

Dance Ten: Celebrating Community Dance Schools & Ensembles
Sunday Feb 23rd 3pm
Boyd-Quinson Mainstage
30 Union Street Pittsfield, MA 01201
Tickets $10 for adults $5 for children under 12; Tickets may be purchased online or in person on 2/23/14 at the box office starting at noon.

A first ever showcase of ten exciting Berkshire county dance groups including; Terpsichore School of Dance, All Berkshire Dance Team, DysFUNKCrew, Cantarella School of Dance, Youth Alive, Olga Dunn Dance Company, Albany Berkshire Ballet, Studio One, and The Funk Box Studio.