Wednesday, April 21, 2010

An Evening of Vietnamese Culture in Downtown Pittsfield

Hanoi Vegetable Vendor by Joseph Wheaton from Vietnam Contemporary.

As part of Pittsfield's monthlong Big Read initiative focussing on the Vietnam War, 35 years after the Fall of Saigon, Cultural Pittsfield and the Berkshire Museum present An Evening of Vietnamese Culture this Saturday, April 24, from 6pm to 8pm in the Museum's majestic Crane Room. The evening features a delicious dinner buffet of traditional southeast Asian food prepared by Flavours Restaurant, and Vietnamese lion dancers, musicians and storytellers, as well as afterhours access to the Museum galleries, including the acclaimed exhibition, Armed & Dangerous: The Art of the Armament, and Vietnam Contemporary, a show of photographs by Berkshire artist Joseph Wheaton in the Museum's BerkshireBASE gallery.

Space is limited and advance ticket purchase is recommended. To buy your tickets, call the Berkshire Museum at 413-443-7171 or visit them between 10am-5pm daily. Tickets to An Evening of Vietnamese Culture are $25/$20 Berkshire Museum members, and $15 for veterans, Berkshire Young Professionals members, and youth under 18 years old.

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