Art at the DOT
Jan
14
to Mar 31

Art at the DOT

MEMORY DREAMS AND THE IMAGINATION

small works by Richard Britell

 

The 22 paintings in this exhibition were not painted from life, neither were they created from photographs, or preliminary drawings. All the images have as their sources, dreams, memories, and the imagination. As such, many of these images often stand as symbolic representations of significant moments in my experience, sometimes intentionally and intellectually, but also accidentally. This is often indicated by their titles. 

opening reception: Feb 2, 4:30-6PM, light refreshments served

closing reception: Mar 2, 4:30-6PM, light refreshments served

                                                                                    

                                                        

 

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Domingo Brunch with PLMack
Feb
25
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with PLMack

You are all invited to enjoy Sunday brunch and coffee with a hefty helping of raw, organic, soulful, and groovy music by PL Mack on acoustic guitar.

PL Mack is a Berkshire based singer-songwriter who plays an atomic fusion of soul, rock, and reggae. He plays guitar with a thick drummer's groove and sings his heart out with a voice that is sure to get to your core. Come on out to get energized and showered with good vibrations.

music: 10am-12pm                                                                                                                   brunch: 8-2, beverages all day till 3

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/p.l.-mack/id1188018786

Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/00Z3tYoIdP6dX1ZbNZxXAB


Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWquhvd75zKvPXEnGJ1vpRg

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/P_L_Mack?id=Alpllqc4wgkjyq6ib4b5xxfzbj4&hl=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pat.mack.775

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Memories Dreams and the Imagination, closing reception
Mar
2
2:00 PM14:00

Memories Dreams and the Imagination, closing reception

MEMORY DREAMS AND THE IMAGINATION

small works by Richard Britell

 

The 22 paintings in this exhibition were not painted from life, neither were they created from photographs, or preliminary drawings. All the images have as their sources, dreams, memories, and the imagination. As such, many of these images often stand as symbolic representations of significant moments in my experience, sometimes intentionally and intellectually, but also accidentally. This is often indicated by their titles. 

opening reception: Feb 2, 4:30-6PM, light refreshments served

closing reception: Mar 2, 4:30-6PM, light refreshments served

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Domingo Brunch with Duo Eamon
Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Duo Eamon

Welcome back 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.

live music: 10am-12pm                                                                                                       delicious brunch specials 8am-2pm                                                                                    outstanding beverages all day till 3

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Women's Invitational Poetry Slam
Mar
4
3:00 PM15:00

Women's Invitational Poetry Slam

Last year's inaugural Women's Invitational blew the roof off. For the 2nd Annual Women's Invitational Poetry Slam we've invited a field of fantastic female poets to put their work on the line. Melissa Quirk Cairns hosts. Plan on getting there early if you want a seat!

WXW Women's Invitational Poetry Slam
March 4, 3P @ Dottie's, 444 North Street, Pittsfield
Free!

http://WordXWordFestival.com

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Domingo Brunch w/the Zev and Mitch Trio
Mar
11
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w/the Zev and Mitch Trio

This Sunday we welcome back Zev Jarrett on saxaphone and Mitch Zimmer on bass, playing flavorful renditions of Jazz standards with imagination.  Be prepared for some truly wonderful music!

live music: 10am-12pm                                                                                                          creative brunch specials 8am-2pm                                                                                         outstanding beverages all day till 3pm

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Domingo Brunch w/Jason Ennis and Natalia Bernal
Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w/Jason Ennis and Natalia Bernal

Dottie's loves coffee......and welcoming new talent!  Join us Sunday when Jason Ennison guitar and Natalia Bernal on vocals, filling the DOT with Latin Jazz.

Live Music 10am-12pm                                                                                                               deliciious brunch specials 8am-2pm                                                                                        outstanding beverages all day till 3

 

 

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Domingo Brunch with Oakes and Smith
Feb
18
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Oakes and Smith

Oakes and Smith are a musical match made in heaven. The harmonious blend of their voices creates an ethereal sound and unique quality not often heard in today’s popular music. Combining this with soulful songs that they call ‘lyrical and inspirational meditations,’ Oakes and Smith bring forth a sense of wonder, expressing themes of love, creativity, mystery and an appreciation of natural beauty.

Kylee Colvin of The Levity Ball remarked, “Oakes and Smith have the ability to bring a sense of calm and ease to the air...with songs so full of wisdom and true emotions.”

The duo has performed at The Guthrie Center in Great Barrington, MA; the NJ Folk Project in Morristown, NJ; Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk, CT; FloydFest in Floyd, VA; Andrea Clearfield’s Salon in Philadelphia; The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA; and has appeared weekly at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA since March 2014, among many other appearances near their home in Western Massachusetts and beyond.

At the heart of this project are a strong bond of love and a passion to pursue the creative calling. Oakes and Smith hope to inspire listeners and remind them that peace, sincerity and beauty are still very much alive in the world.

Joining them this Sunday are Justin Green on piano/percussion/vocals and Kalidasa Joseph Getter on flute and clarinet.

OakesandSmith.net

Live Music: 10am-12pm

Brunch Specials: 8am-2pm

Signature Beverages all day til 3pm

 

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Domingo Brunch with the Jeff Link Trio
Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with the Jeff Link Trio


Savor your Sunday brunch while enjoying a soulful mix of jazz & R&B with the Jeff Link Trio. Jeff Link on bass, Dave Bartley on piano and Aaron Dean on saxaphone.  Dottie's looks forward to welcoming this trio back!
live music: 10-12pm
our usual delicious brunch specials 8an-2pm and outstanding beverages til 3pm

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Domingo Brunch with the Blue Light Trio
Feb
4
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with the Blue Light Trio

It's always a pleasure to welcome back favorites at Dottie's.  This Sunday we welcome back guitarist Sam Rosen with his Blue Light Trio . 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  signature beverage til 3pm

 

 

 

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Domingo Brunch with the Ryan Leddick Trio
Jan
21
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with the Ryan Leddick Trio

New to Dottie's...let's welcome the Ryan Leddick Trio!

Rooted in soulful vocal nuances, and rhythmic acoustic rock; The Ryan Leddick Trio showcases numerous foot tapping fusions that peak ears and turn heads with their new age power trio set up.   

Formed in the fall of 2015 as a side project of Ryan Leddick, the acoustic power trio has grown into a well established group in Upstate New York.  Having played many stages, most notable LarkFest, and Move Music Festival -  the group is growing followers left and right all over New York State.  Not your average power trio set up, pulling from a Dave Matthews style of guitar playing, Ryan Leddick heads the group with his vocal prowess which is echoed with the swooping sound of the Trombone played by Dave Paul.  Together both are bound by the momentum and driving nature of the hand drumming of Ryan Szablewski.   

As a group, they pull from the eclectic to the rock sides of history to create a sound unlike any.   Whether recording or performing at favorite venues across the capital district and beyond, their acoustic live sound is always in the forefront and evident.  Pulling from the likes of Dave Matthews, The Police, Bernhoft, Trevor Hall, John Mayer, Bob Marley, Damien Rice, Blink 182, and Martin Sextion, the trio’s sound is new and refreshing.  They are an act you do not want to miss.  

Live Music: 10am-12pm

Brunch S: 8am - 2pm

Signature Beverages served till 3pm

 

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Domingo Brunch w/Cassandra Redd & Jake Roach
Jan
14
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w/Cassandra Redd & Jake Roach

If you missed them last month....make sure you come down to hear Cassandra Redd on vocals, and Jake Roach on guitar delivering "soulful vocals and expressive guitar playing along with influences of Indie-folk, classic rock, and jazzy blues combine to create this acoustic duo."                                   

Enjoy our usual delicious brunch specials and outstanding beverages.

live music: 10am-12pm

brunch specials: 8am-2pm

signature beverages till 3pm   

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Domingo Brunch with Redshift
Jan
7
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Redshift

It's the first Sunday of 2018, the first Sunday of the month... and to celebrate LIVE MUSIC EVERY SUNDAY, we're welcoming back jazz favorites Redshift, with David Solak on drums, Lonny Jarrett on guitar, Mitch Zimmer on bass and Zev Jarrett on sax.  Stop by and see why we love Redshift!  And, of course, our usual delicious brunch specials and fabulous beverages.

Live Music: 10am-12pm

Brunch Specials: 8am - 2pm

beverages served till 3pm

 

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11th Annual Gingerbread Decorating Party!
Nov
26
3:00 PM15:00

11th Annual Gingerbread Decorating Party!

11th Annual! TWO sessions, one for kids, one for adults.
$35 includes homemade gingerbread house, frosting and all the decorations you could imagine, Feel free to bring personal touches if you wish.
Kids gingerbread decorating 3-6pm
Adult gingerbread decorating 6:30-8:30pm with beer and wine for sale.

Reservations and payment in advance required. You may pay at Dottie's or call 413-443-1792. Reservations will only be honored with payment. th

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Domingo Brunch with Andy Wrba and the Darrow Jazz Ensemble
Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Andy Wrba and the Darrow Jazz Ensemble

Darrow Jazz Ensemble with special guests
Director Andy Wrba

What a great time we had back in the Spring. They've returned to school and they're coming back to Dotties!.

The Darrow Jazz Ensemble will be performing jazz, funk and soul for our Domingo Brunch. Students from Darrow School will play selections from Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Stevie Wonder and Amy Winehouse.                                                             musical director: Andy Wrba

10am-12pm - live music                                                                                                   our 8am-2pm - our usual sumptuous brunch specials, beverages till 3

 

                                                                                                      

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Domingo Brunch with Justin Allen
Oct
22
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Justin Allen

Pittsfield based singer/songwriter Justin Allen brings a laid back style to the stage, infusing jazz and Americana, soul and folk; music suitable for a coffee shop on a Sunday morning.

10am-12pm: live music                                                                                                              8am-2pm: brunch specials, beverages till 3

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Jazz Brunch with Jeanne Laurin and John Sauer
Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

Jazz Brunch with Jeanne Laurin and John Sauer

We're celebrating the Pittsfield Jazz Festival at Dotties with a special Domingo Jazz Brunch with two of our favorite performers, Jeanne Laurin and John Sauer. Join them to hear some great musical melodies and arrangements from an assorted mix of genres.

live music: 10am-12pm                                                                                                                    brunch specials: 8-2, beverages till 3.

 

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Domingo Brunch with Firebird and the Robbins-Zust Marionettes
Oct
8
11:00 AM11:00

Domingo Brunch with Firebird and the Robbins-Zust Marionettes

46 years of live music, marrionette puppet shows! The Robbins-Zust Marionettes have been delighting audiences since their opening on Shakespeare’s birthday in 1971. They have performed their classic tales with their hand-crafted puppets and live music for thousands of children of all ages from the Dorset Playhouse in Vermont to the Grammercy Arts Theatre, the West Side Y and the City Museum in New York, from the Boston Children’s Museum to the Woodstock Playhouse, Sharon Playhouse, the Berkshire Theatre Festival and hundreds of fairs, schools, resorts, inns, libraries, homes, birthday parties, cabarets, stores malls, temples and churches and in between.

11-1pm: live performance
8-2: brunch specials, beverages till 3

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Domingo Brunch with Cassandra and Jake
Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Cassandra and Jake

Another newcomer to Dotties...Cassandra Redd on vocals, and Jake Roach on guitar delivering "soulful vocals and expressive guitar playing along with influences of Indie-folk, classic rock, and jazzy blues combine to create this acoustic duo."                                    awespme sketch: Carlizard McGurn

Come welcome them while you enjoy our usual delicious brunch specials and outstanding beverages.

live music: 10-12                                                                                                                     kitchen open: 8-2, beverages till 3    

                                                                                              

                  

 

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Domingo Brunch with PL Mack
Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with PL Mack

You are all invited to enjoy Sunday brunch and coffee with a hefty helping of raw, organic, soulful, and groovy music by PL Mack on acoustic guitar and Dayne Herndon on lead guitar .

PL Mack is a Berkshire based singer-songwriter who plays an atomic fusion of soul, rock, and reggae. He plays guitar with a thick drummer's groove and sings his heart out with a voice that is sure to get to your core. Come on out to get energized and showered with good vibrations.

music: 11-1                                                                                                                     brunch: 8-2, beverages all day till 3

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/p.l.-mack/id1188018786

Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/00Z3tYoIdP6dX1ZbNZxXAB


Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWquhvd75zKvPXEnGJ1vpRg

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/P_L_Mack?id=Alpllqc4wgkjyq6ib4b5xxfzbj4&hl=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pat.mack.775

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Domingo Folk Brunch with Emily Frembgen
Sep
17
3:00 PM15:00

Domingo Folk Brunch with Emily Frembgen

New to Dottie's and we're excited. Join us to welcome Emily Frembgen with Julianna and Paul..
"Emily Frembgen's gentle, poetic songs have blood trickling out of them. She both haunts and soothes."

live music - 11-1                                                                                                                   Domingo brunch specials 8-2 and our usual fabulous beverages all day til 3.

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Domingo Brunch with Moonshine Holler
Sep
3
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Moonshine Holler

as always...delicious brunch specials and this month, new to Dotties, Moonshine Holler.

Moonshine Holler can only be described as "a two person music festival that captures the essence of American southern roots music." Featuring Appalachian ballads, blues and breakdowns on more musical instruments than they can juggle - fiddle, banjo, guitar, Hawaiian guitar, harmonica and ukulele - the duet has performed across the country and abroad. Sometimes rowdy, sometimes reverent, always a ruckus!

Paula Bradley: guitar, banjo, ukulele, kazoo, vocals, feet, attitude
Bill Dillof: fiddle, banjo, guitar, harmonica, Hawaiian guitar, vocals, patience

www.reverbnation.com/moonshineholler 

live music: 10am-12pm                                                                                                          brunch 8am-2pm

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Jul
2
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Tap and Blues

It's the first Sunday of the month and you won't want to miss this!

Leading off our WEEKLY Sunday brunch series (every Sunday in July and August) is the most creative duo Tap and Blues, featuring Stefanie Weber and Robin O'Herin in a one-of-a-kind collaboration between rhythm tap and delta blues,.

Rhythm tap artist Stefanie Weber, and Delta blues and gospel musician,
Robin O'Herin bring a unique perspective to the intersection of these
seminal American genres through authentic, roots music and dance. Come and
experience the heady music and dance found in the Delta region of the
Mississippi and brought into the present through these two gifted
performers.

"I loved the fresh approach that Stefanie and Robin take, mixing tap
dancing and the blues in new and unexpected ways. They color outside the
lines of what you might think of as dance and music, using their own
crayon box of unique rhythms, textures and hues. Their performance was
educational, entertaining and inspiring.  I'm eager to see what they'll
come up with next!" -Jill, Brighton, MA, 2015

Here's a link to their reverbnation page:
https://www.reverbnation.com/tapandblues
and their facebook page: facebook.com/tapandblues e


live performance: 10-12PM
brunch: 8AM-2PM

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Domingo Brunch Summer Series
Jul
2
to Aug 27

Domingo Brunch Summer Series

This summer we're having Domingo Brunch EVERY Sunday in July and August. Great music and tasty brunch specials (and of course fabulous beverages.) We have entertainment lined up beginning July 2 and ending on August 27th with a fun 10 year celebration. Stay tuned for more details!

JULY
2 Tap & Blues w/Stefanie Weber and Robin O'Herin
9 Jeanne Laurin & John Sauer
16 Duo Eamon w/Jeffrey Levine & Cassandra Cleghorn
23 Redshift
w/Lonny Jarrett, Zev Jarrett, Mitch Zimmer,Jeff McRae
30 Blue Light Trio w/Sam Rosen & friends

AUGUST
6 Jeanne Laurin & John Sauer
13 Duo Eamon w/Jeffrey Levine and Cassandra Cleghorn
20 Andy Wrba & friends
27 celebrate Dottie's 10th Anniversary
10am - Joanne Spies
11am - Pixie Peepers Face Painting and Balloon Creations

EVERY SUNDAY
entertainment from 10am-12pm
Brunch all day till 2.

Always free, and kid friendly!

 

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Domingo Brunch with Triage
Jun
4
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Triage

You don't want to miss these returning favorites! (and brunch specials all day.) This tour is celebrating a new release.

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-12
brunch specials 8am-2pm

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Domingo Brunch with the Jazz Embassadors
May
7
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with the Jazz Embassadors

It's the first Sunday of the month; delicious brunch specials and the live music of the Jazz Embassadors.  The Jazz Embassors are Andy Kelly, vocalist/guitarist playing swing music with a jazz feel, Leo Russo, clarinet (best reed player from the Albany, New York scene AND a very fun guy!) and Ethan Wesley, guitarist, Pittsfield's new young guitar talent!

live music: 10-12PM
and always special brunch: 8AM-2PM

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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.

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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

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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!

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10X10 Chairity: Take a Seat!
Feb
17
to 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.

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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

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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

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