Domingo Brunch w/Jeanne Laurin and John Sauer
Apr
2
10:00 am10:00

Domingo Brunch w/Jeanne Laurin and John Sauer

Join us for Domingo Brunch. the first Sunday of the month.  This month we are excited to welcome Jeanne Laurin, vocalist and John Sauer, pianist. Join them to hear some great musical melodies and arrangements from an assorted mix of genres.

live music: 10am-12pm
delicious brunch specials all day: 8am-2pm

Mother Painter Art Opening
Apr
7
5:00 pm17:00

Mother Painter Art Opening

Join us for a very special art opening where we honor working mothers who also paint, to connect to themselves, for self care and because it makes their heart sing.

The work is bright and whimsical. Tender and bold.

Please join us for an opening reception with snacks provided by Dotties and also baked goods and coffee for sale.


Domingo Brunch w/the Darrow Jazz Ensemble and special guests, Director Andy Wrba
Mar
5
10:00 am10:00

Domingo Brunch w/the Darrow Jazz Ensemble and special guests, Director Andy Wrba

Darrow Jazz Ensemble with special guests
Director Andy Wrba

You're not going to want to miss this event!

The Darrow Jazz Ensemble will be performing jazz, funk and soul for Dottie's Domingo Brunch. Students from Darrow School will play selections from Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Stevie Wonder and Amy Winehouse.
Darrowschool.org/academics/arts/music

our usual sumptuous brunch specials served from 8am-2PM
live music from 10am-12pm

10X10 Comedy
Feb
25
7:00 pm19:00

10X10 Comedy

The 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival returns to Dottie's in 2017!

Tickets for the show are $10 in advance at the Dottie's service counter, wait until the day of the show and you will pay $15.

Dottie's will again be offering amazing food and drinks, seating for a special dinner designed for the show begins at 7pm but make sure you get there early so that you can reserve a good spot near the stage!

Our headliner this year is Mike Lebovitz who has appeared on NBC's "Last Comic Standing," performed at the world-famous Just For Laughs Festival, and at festivals and venues across North America! Starting off our show with some musical entertainment during the dinner hour will be Ragliacci Rags. The show will also feature guest spots from Berkshire-based comedians to be announced right here!

Get your tickets ASAP as this will sell out!

10X10 Chairity: Take a Seat!
Feb
17
Mar 3

10X10 Chairity: Take a Seat!

Dottie’s Coffee Lounge invited more than 10 local artists to use their creative genius and recycle chairs no longer being used in the Lounge. The only instruction was to take the chairs and bring them back in another form.

Opening reception, February 17th from 5-8PM . A silent auction, in keeping with the 10x10 theme, will start with an opening bid of $50 and increase in $10 increments, with proceeds going to the Pittsfield Education Fund (PEF).
Come meet the artists and hear about their inspiration.

Closing reception, as part of Pittsfield’ s First Fridays festivities, on Friday March 3 when the silent auction will end at 8 PM.

Artists working in all mediums are represented in this fantastic and diversified show.

Free refreshments and beer and wine available for purchase.

Proceeds from the Chairity will go to the Pittsfield Education Foundation (PEF) whose mission is to enrich the achievement and success of the children and teachers in the Pittsfield Public School by promoting innovative educational opportunities that impact greater literacy in Science, Technology, English, Arts and Math. The vision of PEF is to promote before and after school programs, collaborations among educators and others that do not currently exist in our schools.

 

participating artists: Phil Bastow, Patricia Boissevain (Esthetic Elements), Marguerite Bride, Mike Carty, Berkshire Fabrications Jan Charbonneau and Wood craftsman Jon Charbonneau, John Clarke, Carrie Jean Converse, Zoë Doucette, Autumn Ni Dubhghaill, Diane Firtell, Betsy Gorman (Burnt Barn Studio), Kate Kimball (heykatekimball), Michael King, Lisa Merullo, Scott Taylor and Steve Sears, Nina Silver, Ellie Spangler, Kristen Tool, The Women Veterans from Soldier On and The Soldier On Men's Program.

Domingo Brunch with Satellite Shine
Feb
5
10:00 am10:00

Domingo Brunch with Satellite Shine

It's the first Sunday of the month; delicious brunch specials and the live music of Satellite Shine. Satellite Shine is an acoustic duo that re-arranges and performs classic covers that once dominated the airwaves by artists such as Van Morrison, Fleetwood Mac, and James Taylor as well as popular songs of today by artists such as The Lumineers, Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran and more. Visit them at https://www.facebook.com/satellite.shine/
live music: 10-12PM
brunch: 8AM-2PM

Jazz Brunch with Redshift
Jan
8
10:00 am10:00

Jazz Brunch with Redshift

Domingo Brunch is usually the first Friday of the month.  Due to New Year's, January'slive music, along with fabulous brunch specials (as always!) will be the second Sunday.

This month join us in the music room for the exciting jazz/funk soul fusion of Redshift.  Local musicians Zev Jarrett on saxaphone, Mitch Zimmer on bass, Darryl Kniffen on drums and Lonny Jarret on guitar bring inspired original music to Dotties.  Don't miss this brunch!

brunch specials from 8am-2pm, live music 10am-12pm

Holiday Jazz Brunch
Dec
18
8:00 am08:00

Holiday Jazz Brunch

Join us with for an all day holiday brunch with two amazing Jazz duos.

Ben Kohn and Andy Wrba will take the stage at 10 to warm you up with soothing holiday jazz standards. They will play till noon at which time the stage will transition....
Tony Kieraldo and Mike Gamble will pick up and go with Jazz improvisations speckled with holiday favorites.

All day Brunch specials 8am till 2pm.

See you soon!

10th Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Party!
Dec
11
4:00 pm16:00

10th Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Party!

It's our most anticipated event of the year and a very special way to bring in the cheer of the holiday season.

We will provide you with a home made, constructed gingerbread house and you will decorate it with a large assortment of decorations provided by Dotties. There are two Decorating times this year. The first is 4-6 and the second is 7-9, where we will be serving beer and wine.

Space is limited to only 60 houses so make sure you come in ASAP to pay for and reserve your house. Cash Only.

Domingo Brunch with the Blue Light Trio
Dec
4
8:00 am08:00

Domingo Brunch with the Blue Light Trio

Dottie's welcomes back guitarist Sam Rosen with his Blue Light Trio .  Joining Sam are Richard Downs on trumpet and Jerry Link on bass, The group self describes as"resonators of kindhearted swing in styles brought back from the old-school for your activation pleasure."

So join us for your musical and culinary pleasure.

Live Music - 10-12PM, delicous brunch specials 8-2.

 

 

 

Jazz with Triage
Nov
13
10:00 am10:00

Jazz with Triage

You don't want to miss these returning favorites! (and brunch specials all day)

Triage is a group comprised of Jarrett Gilgore on alto saxophone, Noah Jarrett on upright bass, and Kevin Ripley on drums. Having grown up in the Doylestown area, but now living in three semi disparate places-- Baltimore, Philadelphia, Doylestown-- the trio plays with a vision of creating new, uncompromising, and relevant improvised music. The lack of chordal instrument allows every performance to evolve organically, note by note, without confinement to chords and/or melodies and/or moods.

Triage plays mostly original music, with smatterings of free jazz greats, such as Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Dewey Redman, Anthony Braxton, etc. From moment to moment, their music can alternate between meditative and cacophonous, animated and reminiscent, chamber-like and contrapuntal, fluid and odd-metered, all the while speaking with an honest voice and an open musical perspective.

live music, 10am-12pm, brunch specials 8am-2pm

 

Domingo Brunch with the Zev Jarrett Trio
Nov
6
10:00 am10:00

Domingo Brunch with the Zev Jarrett Trio

Sumptuous brunch specials and the exciting music of the Zev Jarrett Trio.  "We are a group of young musicians playing some old charts. Come to see us play anything from swing, bossa nova, bebop, you name it. Zev Jarrett (alto sax), Nico Wohl (guitar), Mitchell Zimmer (upright bass)."

Brunch served from 8am-2pm                                                                                              Live Music 10am-12pm

 

 

Kids Monster Mash
Oct
23
1:00 pm13:00

Kids Monster Mash

Join us on Sunday afternoon in our event space, decorated with Halloween spirit for a children's costume party. There will be music for dancing and a craft to do with your little nugget.

Baked goods, coffee and other beverage will be for sale in the cafe.

Your child may come dressed in their costume or get monster made with face paint and other spooky accessories, provided by Dotties. Face painting and costuming will be $10 per child. The Monster Dress Up station will be open from 1-2.  Party starts at 2!

Halloween Comedy Hour/Dotties Monthly FREE Comedy Show
Oct
13
7:00 pm19:00

Halloween Comedy Hour/Dotties Monthly FREE Comedy Show

Yummy snacks and drinks are going to be available, check out these great food options:

Please come out for this super night of comedy! AND it's FREE!

Talent to be announced!

If you are interested in doing the show, please send Thomas Attila Lewis a message via Facebook. This is a pre-booked show.

Schedule:
1. Comics sign in and remaining sign-ups on clip board 7-7:15pm
2. Set order (order of performers) posted at 7:20pm
3. Show starts around 7:30pm
4. Show ends by 9pm

Set order and length will be determined the night of the show on a case-by-case basis. Have 7 minutes prepared but be ready to cut material.

A couple of points for new comics:
1. Please buy food and beverages from Dottie's. They graciously allow us to use their space that they pay rent, heat/cool, and electricity for - they also have to pay staff to stay late for our show. Without Dottie's, we have no show. Please tip generously.
2. Please do not ignore the light, you will not be allowed back on the show for a while if you do.
3. Please do not leave the show before it is over. The remaining comics listened to your set, do them the courtesy of listening to theirs - that's how you establish a healthy comedy scene. If you leave early, you may not be back on the show for a while. We will be done by 9pm, that's not a late night.
4. Please treat the other comics the way you'd like to be treated while you are on the stage, unless you are a masochist, then, stay home, you sick bastard.

Domingo Brunch with Redshift
Oct
2
11:00 am11:00

Domingo Brunch with Redshift

The first Sunday of every month brings live music along with fabulous brunch specials (as always!)

This month join us in the music room for the exciting jazz/funk soul fusion of Redshift.  Local musicians Zev Jarrett on saxaphone, Mitch Zimmer on bass, Darryl Kniffen on drums and Lonny Jarret on guitar bring inspired original music to Dotties.  Don't miss this brunch!

brunch specials from 8am-3pm, live music 11am-1pm

 

the Macchi-HaHaHa-to Comedy Show
Sep
7
7:00 pm19:00

the Macchi-HaHaHa-to Comedy Show

Yummy snacks and drinks are going to be available!

Please come out for this super night of comedy! AND it's FREE!

Talent TBD

If you are interested in doing the show, please send Thomas Attila Lewis a message via Facebook. This is a pre-booked show.

Schedule:
1. Comics sign in and remaining sign-ups on clip board 7-7:15pm
2. Set order (order of performers) posted at 7:20pm
3. Show starts around 7:30pm
4. Show ends by 9pm

Set order and length will be determined the night of the show on a case-by-case basis. Have 7 minutes prepared but be ready to cut material.

A couple of points for new comics:
1. Please buy food and beverages from Dottie's. They graciously allow us to use their space that they pay rent, heat/cool, and electricity for - they also have to pay staff to stay late for our show. Without Dottie's, we have no show. Please tip generously.
2. Please do not ignore the light, you will not be allowed back on the show for a while if you do.
3. Please do not leave the show before it is over. The remaining comics listened to your set, do them the courtesy of listening to theirs - that's how you establish a healthy comedy scene. If you leave early, you may not be back on the show for a while. We will be done by 9pm, that's not a late night.
4. Please treat the other comics the way you'd like to be treated while you are on the stage, unless you are a masochist, then, stay home, you sick bastard.

Domingo Brunch with Duo Eamon
Sep
4
11:00 am11:00

Domingo Brunch with Duo Eamon

Western Mass favorites, Duo Eamon. Cassandra Cleghorn and Jeffrey Levine are Duo Eamon, performing uplifting tunes for fiddle and guitar in the instrumental dance tradition of Ireland, New England & Québec. Known for their pure fiddle tone and unique guitar voicings, Duo Eamon has been playing together every day since 2008. The interplay between these two consummate musicians is intimate, inviting and energizing.. Toe-tapping grooves and lilting melodies.

Music 11-1pm, Brunch specials 8-3pm.

 

 

The Current
Sep
2
5:00 pm17:00

The Current

Join us as Carrie Wright presents works by Rebecca Weinman & Joan M Rooks for view and sale.

ON VIEW | Friday, September 2 through Sunday, October 30
OPENING RECEPTION | Friday, September 2 from 5pm-7pm in the expanded space at Dottie's Coffee Lounge, curated by Carrie Wright, whose goal it is to make exceptional art available to our community and its collectors.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Rebecca Weinman:
I create for my own gratification – for the tactile pleasures of production; for the opportunity to attempt to capture something of what is to be human; for the ability to ‘converse’ with other artists and movements through appropriation, and, in the end, for the enjoyment of each final work as an independent entity.

At its best, making a work for me is a visceral, non-verbal, non-linear experience that allows me to connect with something elevating or altering -- something simultaneously external and internal, universal, and hopefully illuminating.

Greatly influenced by19th Century French painters ranging from Corot and Courbet to Vuillard and Bonnard, as well as contemporary painters such as Cecily Brown, Lucian Freud, and Paula Rego, Weinman’s figurative works in oil, watercolor, and acrylic are both elusive and engaging. Since graduating cum laude with her BFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and studying at the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art in the Northwest of France, Weinman has traveled extensively throughout the US and Western Europe. When not traveling, Rebecca maintains a work space in Stockbridge, MA.

Joan M Rooks: I am originally from Syracuse, N.Y. where I was fortunate to have studied drawing and ceramics with the artist Nicholas Todisco. His teachings are the foundation of my approach to creating works of art. Nick was fond of saying: “If you don’t know the rules, you don’t know what you’re breaking”.

My ceramic pieces are hand-built using slabs or coils, or thrown on a wheel. I often get my inspiration from forms in nature such as gourds or reinterpreting everyday objects such as a milk can. The diversity of the materials I use, which is whatever catches my eye, and an ever-changing format challenges the process and adds originality and often humor to my work. For functional pieces such as dinnerware and serving bowls I prefer to use porcelain clay with bright colored underglazes fired in an electric kiln. Other pieces which are purely visual sculptural statements employ stoneware clay, fired in a soda-fire kiln or a smoke-fire pit.

I like to develop pieces with media that re-imagine the more “standard” materials intended for a piece, such as using hand-made paper in the role of fabric and reinterpreting a family quilt in ceramic. I enjoy challenging the viewer with incongruence, and even irreverence. It’s all about diversity - in materials, form, and since 2011, I have enjoyed working amongst a community of artists at IS183 Art School of the Berkshires.

First Fridays Artswalk #intheBerkshires
CONTACT: Carrie Wright, wishitweresunday@gmail.com

Coffee for Kids
Aug
28
8:00 am08:00

Coffee for Kids

Join us at Dotties for our new, monthly fundraiser for the Berkshire County Kids Place!

Enjoy special baked goods and coffee drinks prepared by our celebrity guest barista! All proceeds and wages will be donated to the Kids Place.

This month Mike Bloomberg will be taking the plunge.
Come support him and contribute to a great cause.

Day Long Birthday Celebration!
Aug
27
7:00 am07:00

Day Long Birthday Celebration!

Come celebrate 9 years of coffee and community.  Free raffles for a variety of Dottie's merchandise and gift cards!  Drink and lunch specials,  birthday cake.

Participate by posting a selfie in/with your Dottie's original merchandise, like our coffee mugs, sweatshirts, t-shirts or bootie shorts! hashtag it on Instagram or Facebook #HBDDotties and the picture with the most likes will win a $90 gift card!

Feb
12
7:00 pm19:00

$10x10 Taco Party

10 X 10 Tacos
Choose 5 for $10
roasted pork tacos with fire cider slaw and queso fresco
bbq tempeh tacos with crimson kraut
grilled shrimp tacos with citrus cabbage and chipotle aioli
rice and beans with avocado and queso fresco and chipotle aioli

 

Reservations Recommended but not required

Burlesque Life Drawing
Jan
15
1:30 pm13:30

Burlesque Life Drawing

BYOB

Free

We will provide newsprint, drawing boards and crayons. We encourage you to bring whatever you like to create with. 

 

Remember to bring some cash to tip the  model. 

Jan
14
9:00 pm21:00

OPEN MIC Comedy Show

If you are interested in doing the show, please send Thomas Attila Lewis a message via Facebook. We will keep, at most, 2 slots open for sign-ups at the show.

Schedule:
1. Remaining sign-ups on clip board 7-7:15pm
2. Set order (order of performers) posted at 7:15pm
3. Show starts before 7:30pm
4. Show ends by 9pm

We are looking for some Pittsfield/Berkshire-area females to get on stage to tell some jokes or humorous stories - we can't have another sausage-fest.

Set order and length will be determined the night of the show on a case-by-case basis. Have 7 minutes prepared but be ready to cut material.

A couple of points for new comics:
1. Please buy food and beverages from Dottie's. They graciously allow us to use their space that they pay rent, heat, and electricity fot - they also have to pay staff to stay late for our show. Without Dottie's, we have no show. Please tip generously.
2. Please do not ignore the light, you will not be allowed back on the show for a while.
3. Please do not leave the show before it is over. The remaining comics listened to your set, do them the courtesy of listening to theirs - that's how you establish a healthy comedy scene. If you leave early, you may not be back on the show for a while. We will be done by 9pm, that's not a late night.
4. Please treat the other comics the way you'd like to be treated while you are on the stage, unless you are a masochist, then, stay home and try to meet your ilk on Craigslist.

Jan
8
6:00 pm18:00

Art Opening in the Music Room featuring Bill Wright and Joseph Wilk

Join us as Carrie Wright presents works by Joseph Wilk & Bill Wright for view and sale.

Opening reception on January 8th, 5pm-7pm in the expanded space at Dottie's Coffee Lounge, curated by Carrie Wright, whose goal it is to make exceptional art available to our community and its collectors.

Joseph Wilk: Currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. Joseph Wilk is a graphic designer and photographer working in the fashion industry. Born in Pittsfield he began both photography and design from being involved in the local music scene photographing and designing artwork for bands. His work is inspired by and reflects the raw ideas and feeling of that young punk scene.

The works are of printed photos on newsprint roughed up and stained. There is a true grit feeling that is being evoked from these images. Reminiscent of pages from an old punk zine. This show also includes Josephs original illustrations. Fun, creative works that will make you smile.

Bill Wright: Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and graduated from the Colorado Art Institute in 2000. He is currently a resident of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. After working in the commercial photography industry for a decade, he embarked on a monumental artistic project that became VETS. Recent projects include Papermakers; a portrait series of the employees of Crane Paper Company and a new series titled The Answer is Never the Answer. He shares his time between personal art projects and commissioned work. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums Nationally.

The new works CHASING THE LIGHT capture the stationary elements of images in a ghostly air. These stunning images create an ambience of a dream. Obscuring moving elements have a breathtaking look.

Dec
21
6:00 pm18:00

Dottie's Annual Manual: A Guide to Last Minute Holiday Shopping

Third Time is a charm! The Manual is our newest annual holiday extravaganza! Its not your average shopping event because there is BEER and WINE... and we work hard to bring to you above average vendors. This year is certain to be the best yet, as we have expanded and there will be even more selection. 

Knit treasures. Yoga. Lingerie. Leather works. Candles. Soaps. Apothecary tinctures and potions. Handmade Chocolate. Art.  Jewelry. SO MUCH! Come experience the magic!

9th Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Party
Dec
13
4:00 pm16:00

9th Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Dottie's very favorite holiday tradition. 

Come join us for a sweet celebration of the holidays at our annual gingerbread house decorating party.  We will provide you with a house and all the decoration you can image. 

You must call to reserve and pay for your house. Space is limited so please don't delay!

413-443-1792

Dec
13
11:00 am11:00

Gracie Day Brunch

Gracie Day comes to us from Connecticut to perform during this magical time of year. You will be impressed with her soul filled authenticity. The singer songwriter you hope to hear when you walk into any coffee shop. 

Burlesque Life Drawing with Jade
Dec
4
5:00 pm17:00

Burlesque Life Drawing with Jade

Join us for a couple of hours of life drawing with Jade. 

 

We will provide crayons and newsprint and drawing boards. Feel free to bring your own supplies. 

Food and drink will be available. This event is free so please remember to bring some cash to tip the model.