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North Adams Happenings: Sept. 19-25

08:43AM / Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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North Adams Happenings
brought to you by
 MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and The North Adams Office of Tourism 


Wednesday, September 19 - Tuesday, September 25

SAVE THE DATES SEPTEMBER 27, 29 & 30


EVENTS

DownStreet Art
September 27
6-9pm
 FREE

Click here for more information.

Benefit for the Mohawk Theater: Spirit of Johnny Cash
September 29
Mohawk Theater
 $75 VIP/$29 seated/$19 standing/$12 student

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Fall Foliage Festival Parade 
September 30
1pm
 FREE

Click here for more information.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 19  

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EVENT

Pre-School Story Time (Ages 3-6)
North Adams Public Library
74 Church Street, 2nd Floor
(413)662-3133 ext. 14
10:30am
FREE 

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Bring your children for some storytelling and singing! Event is suitable for children ages 3-6. For more information, contact Kim Di Lego atnaplib@yahoo.com

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EVENT

North Berkshire Chess Club
Lickety Split @MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413)458-8271
6-9:30pm

Click here for more information.

Come to play or come to watch! The North Berkshire Chess Club is open to all interested chess players from novice to expert. Instructions are available with sets and boards. The only thing you need to bring is a chess clock if you wish to use one.

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EVENT 

Vincent J. Hebert Arboretum
Bascom Lodge Lobby 
Mount Greylock Summit
(413)743-1591
6pm 

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Leon Phelps presents the history and programs of  The Herbert Arboretum, a living tree library located within one of Pittsfield's premier city resources, Springside Park. 

THURSDAY, SEPT 20  


EVENT

"American Autumn" Screening and Discussion
Branch Gallery
18 Holden Street
7:30 pm
FREE 

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This one hour "occudoc" is a great overview of the Occupy Movement and explains a lot of major topics and grievances. After, a round table discussion will be held for any questions and comments about the movie, occupy or the gallery and art. The director of the film is a husband and father from central MA and he focuses on occupy efforts made around the north east.

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EVENT

Trivia
Pitcher's Mound Pub
218 Ashland Street
(413)663-8390
8pm
FREE 

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Let Andy "The Machine" Rachine twists your brain and call you names! Prizes awarded! Stick around for the trivia night after party featuring DJ Jon. 

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EVENT

Karaoke
Crystal Hard Hat Saloon
55 Union Street
(413)664-9120
9pm
No Cover

Come on down and see what's going on! Good times and a great crowd! Sing with all your friends who are 21+. Great singers and even not-so-great ones will take the mic and sign their hears out on the Crystal Hard Hat Stage!

 

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OPEN MIC

Key West Open Mic with Rebel Alliance 
Key West Lounge
159 State Street
(413)663-5055
10:30pm 
No Cover

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Rebel Alliance is a working class band assembled from various corners of the county. They combine elements of Jazz, Rock, Ska, and Reggae to make a sound they all dig. Catch them every Thursday Night for free at Key West at their open mic! It's a great way to meet fellow musicians in the area! If you like to dance on your Thirsty Thursday, stop on by. You'll be glad you did. 

FRIDAY, SEPT 21  


PERFORMANCE 

FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival
MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413)662-2111
6:30-11pm/ Sat 1:30pm-11pm/Sun 11am-5:30pm
Tickets are currently sold out, except for day passes for Friday. Call MASS MoCA for details on pricing and how to purchase and how to add your name to the waiting list.

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Check out the second annual FreshGrass Festival as the whole museum turns into nothing short of a bluegrass amusement park. A collection of bands and musicians will be on site, as well as film screenings, banjo workshops, instrument building for kids, great food and drink, and so much more.


PERFORMANCE

Live Music: Jack Waldheim
Freight Yard Pub
3 Furnace Street (Heritage State Park)
7pm
FREE

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Grab a pint and enjoy music from local favorite, Jack Waldheim 

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PERFORMANCE

Live Music: The Zack Cross Trio
PUBLIC Eat+Drink
34 Holden Street
(413)664-4444
9pm
FREE

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Zack Cross Trio is a young and local, upbeat jazz and funk band.

SATURDAY, SEPT 22  

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EVENT

North Adams Farmers Market
St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot
Corner of Marshall Street and St. Anthony Drive
(413)664-6180
8am-12pm
FREE 

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The North Adams Farmers Market provides its customers with fresh, quality, locally grown produce and other food products in a safe and fun environment. Patrons of the market can find fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese, canned goods, baked goods, eggs, and meat. The market also includes music and workshops on composting, seed-saving, and more. For more information or a schedule of events, call or e-mail tourism@northadams-ma.gov.

EVENT

Autumn Arts & Crafts Festival
Downtown North Adams 
Main Street
9am-3pm
FREE

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The City of North Adams in conjunction with the 57th Annual Fall Foliage Festival is once again sponsoring an Arts and Crafts Fair. The event will take place in the downtown area of North Adams along Main Street. This is a rain or shine event (in case of heavy rain, the event will be held at The Elks Lodge). The fair will feature area crafters and artists displaying and selling their creations. Any question regarding this event, please call the Office of Tourism & Community Events at 413-664-6180.


EVENT

Fall Foliage Festival Annual Leaf Hunt
Downtown North Adams
Main Street
FREE

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This event dates back to 1965. Brightly colored paper leaves will be hidden around the area in scenic locales. Contestants who find these leaves will be awarded prizes donated by Northern Berkshire merchants. Clues will be listed in the North Adams Transcript and posted on iberkshires.com.


EVENT

Screen Printing
Branch Gallery
18 Holden Street
1-3 pm
FREE 

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Bring a plain cotton tshirt, sweatshirt, totebag etc and get it inked up with a nifty design by a Transcend Artist!


PERFORMANCE

Live Music: Patrick Grey
Freight Yard Pub
3 Furnace Street (Heritage State Park)
(413)663-6547
7pm
FREE

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Enjoy the pub atmosphere and the musical stylings of local songwriter/guitarist Patrick Grey.


PERFORMANCE

Long Distance Salvation Release Party
North Adams Elks Club
Eagle Street
8pm

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On September 22 Visible Voice and Billsville House Concert celebrate the release of Long Dstance Salvation, a tribute to Bruce Springsteen's "Nebraska" with a release party featuring live sets from Kingsley Flood, Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons and Brown Bird. Don't miss this amazing evening of music with some of the best bands in all of New England.

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PERFORMANCE

Live Music: The Greg Caproni Duo
PUBLIC Eat+Drink
34 Holden Street
(413)664-4444
9pm
FREE

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Local musicians Greg Caproni and Jamie Choquette perform acoustic-style classic rock and blues covers. 

SUNDAY, SEPT 23  


EVENT 

Children's Road Race and Fair
Joe Wolfe Field
310 State Street
(413)663-9062
11am-1pm
FREE 

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Fun, give-a-ways, and games for children of all ages. Registration for the road race begins at 11am, with races beginning promptly at 12pm. Five division for boys and girls: Senior (10-11 year olds); Junior (8-9 year olds); Peewee (6-7 year olds); Pre-school (4-5 year olds); Tots (3 and under). 


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YOGA

Community Yoga
Frog Lotus Yoga
189 Beaver Street
(413)664-8686
4:30-5:45pm
FREE but donations are accepted

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Frog Lotus Yoga is a beautiful studio, located in the Beaver Mill overlooking Natural Bridge State Park. The studio provides a warm and friendly environment where people interested in yoga can meet, network, and enjoy spending time together. Sunday night is a community class for people of all levels. It is free but donations are much appreciated! 

MONDAY, SEPT 24  

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EVENT

Public Skate
Peter Foote Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Rink 
1267 Church Street
(413)664-8185
3-5pm
Adults $4/ Children $3/ Seniors $1 Skate Rental $3

Click here for more information. 

Take a break from the summer heat and enjoy a refreshing skate with family and friends at the coolest building in the Berkshires!

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EVENT

Trivia Night
PUBLIC Eat+Drink
34 Holden Street
(413)664-4444
6:30pm
FREE

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Test your skills and knowledge against others while enjoying a pint from PUBLIC's fine beer selection. Winning team takes home a $25 Gift Certificate!

TUESDAY, SEPT 18  


EVENT

Toddler Time Stories & Songs
North Adams Public Library
74 Church Street, 2nd Floor
(413)662-3133 ext. 14
10:30am
FREE 

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Bring your children for some storytelling and singing! Event is suitable for children ages 1-3. For more information, contact Kim Di Lego atnaplib@yahoo.com

DSA ON THE ROAD

 


EVENT

"Fixing the Future" Screening and Panel Discussion
Images Cinema
Spring Street, Williamstown
Thursday September 20. 4-7 pm
FREE 

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In "Fixing the Future", host David Brancaccio visits locations across America that are using sustainable an innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity, inspiring hope and renewal amidst economic collapse. The film highlights effective, local practices such as: local business alliances, community banking, time banking/hour exchange, worker cooperatives and local currencies. A  panel discussion including Alicia Maggio of Berkshares, Jonathan Secor from MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, Julie Lineberger from LineSync, and Pastor David Mangun will follow the screening.

OPPORTUNITIES

 

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