Community Events

Industry Week at the Pillow

Jul 17-20

Join us at Inside/Out for our second annual Industry Week! Take advantage of special seating, recognition on stage, and Pillow giveaways. Each evening will be dedicated to local businesses. Stop by to say hello, enjoy a performance, and learn more about how you can partner with the Pillow!

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Dance for PD® at Jacob's Pillow

Jul 21

A free movement class for persons with Parkinson's, their families, friends, and care partners. In Dance for PD® classes, participants explore movement and music in ways that are enjoyable, stimulating, and creative.

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Pillow Pride

Aug 2-4

Our annual LGBTQIA+ celebration returns, bigger and better than ever! Attend our most popular dance party of the summer, hosted by Tyler Ashley, The Dauphine of Bushwick, and don’t miss out on exclusive historic tours and pop-up performances.

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Pillow Homecoming

Aug 3

Reunite with old colleagues, connect with new people, experience exciting performances, and relive your Pillow Memories. Dance the night away at the Pillow Pride dance party!

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The Land on Which We Dance

Aug 7-11

Indigenous artists Sandra Laronde and Christopher K. Morgan facilitate a landmark gathering of Indigenous dance at Jacob’s Pillow. Check the full schedule of events!

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Pillow Portraits on Inside/Out

Aug 9

Get the chance to step foot on the iconic Inside/Out stage and strike a pose in front of the Pillow’s iconic backdrop!

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Pillow Pop-Up: Jabu Graybeal at the Red Lion Inn

Aug 13

Catch Jacob’s Pillow alum Jabu Graybeal at the historic Red Lion Inn for pop-up tap solos throughout the hotel! Jabu Graybeal is also an alumnus of the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble (NYCTE) and YoungArts Foundation.

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At Third Thursday

Aug 15 & Sep 19

Join Jacob’s Pillow in the Dance Zone at every Third Thursday street festival in downtown Pittsfield! Kick off the summer with an All Styles Dance Battle then mark your calendar for the rest of the line up featuring contemporary, Irish step dance, tap, and more.

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Pillow Pop-Up: Martha Graham Dance Company at Clark Art

Aug 18

After a week of performances at Jacob’s Pillow, the celebrated Martha Graham Dance Company performs a special site-specific iteration of The EVE Project, a two-year initiative that commemorates the ratification of the 19th Amendment, at the Clark Art Museum in Williamstown, MA. Mark your calendar!

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