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North Adams Happenings: Oct. 31 - Nov. 6

09:54AM / Thursday, November 01, 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, October 31 - Tuesday, November 6
WEDNESDAY, OCT 31
 


EVENT

Zumba-ween
Zumba Fitness in the Berkshires
69 Union Street
(413)663-0225
6pm

Click here for the Facebook invite.

A Halloween party that burns calories! Prizes will be awarded for best costume. A great free day to try out the exercise craze everyone is talking about!


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.

THURSDAY, NOV 1
 


PERFORMANCE

LeWitticisms with Williams College CoDa
MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413)662-2111
6:30-8pm
$8/$5 members & students. Member tickets are not available via the internet

Click here for more information.

In addition to performances of original choreography by faculty and students, the evening features new work by composer and artist Tristan Perich. Perich's work is inspired by the aesthetic simplicity of math, physics, and code. The WIRE Magazine describes his compositions as "an austere meeting of electronic and organic." The Wall Street Journal described his latest circuit album 1-Bit Symphony by saying, "its oscillations have an intense, hypnotic force and a surprising emotional depth."

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EVENT

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

Click here for more information.

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

karaoke
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 sing their hearts out on the Crystal Hard Hat Stage!

FRIDAY, NOV 2  


EVENT

3rd Annual Really Big Community Silent Auction
Fraternal Order of the Eagles
515 Curran Highway
(413)664-9656
5:30-7:30pm
$12/$10 seniors & children

Click here for more information.

A benefit fundraiser for the local food pantries and Head Start. All Saints Episcopal Church's biggest fundraiser of the year, with thousands of dollars worth of items donated by local businesses and generous individuals. For a list of businesses, click the more information link. There will be limited seating. You can register at the above link so we know you're coming, then pay at the door when you arrive.


PERFORMANCE

LeWitticisms with Williams College CoDa
MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413)662-2111
6:30-8pm
$8/$5 members & students. Member tickets are not available via the internet

Click here for more information.

In addition to performances of original choreography by faculty and students, the evening features new work by composer and artist Tristan Perich. Perich's work is inspired by the aesthetic simplicity of math, physics, and code. The WIRE Magazine describes his compositions as "an austere meeting of electronic and organic." The Wall Street Journal described his latest circuit album 1-Bit Symphony by saying, "its oscillations have an intense, hypnotic force and a surprising emotional depth."

EVENT

Carl Wagan Party at Press
PRESS
51 Main Street
7-9pm

Click here for the Facebook invite. 

Join the Opening Party at PRESS on Friday November 2nd from 7-9pm held for the kick-off of the Justin Beaver Schoolhouse. The Justin Beaver Schoolhouse is a playful reaction to "Oh, Canada" exhibition at MASS MoCA by students at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto.

PERFORMANCE

Live Music: Jack Waldheim
Freight Yard Pub
Western Gateway Heritage State Park
3 Furnace Street
(413)663-6547
8pm
FREE

Click here for more information. 

With Come and enjoy great food, and drink at Freight Yard Pub while listening to music by Jack Waldheim.

 

PERFORMANCE

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
MCLA Church Street Center
172 Church Street
8pm
$5 general admission / $3 faculty / FREE for MCLA students

Click here for the Facebook invite.

With Presented by MCLA's Harlequin Musical Theatre Club and premier A Capella group, The Allegrettos present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Music & Lyrics by William Finn/Book by Rachel Sheinkin. All proceeds to benefit the Barrington Stage Company's KidsAct! Program. For more information please read the link above.

PERFORMANCE

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

Click here for more information.

Sammy Brown performs upbeat, recognizable rock and pop covers spanning several decades.


EVENT

Country Night with Brian Flagg
Key West Lounge
159 State Street
(413)663-5055
9:30pm, 21+
FREE

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Every first Friday, Country Night. Free fun night, dancing to your favorite country music!

MOVIE

Rocky Horror Picture Show
North Adams Movieplex
80 Main Street
(413)663-6306
11:55pm
$8.50 adults / $7 students / $6 children & seniors

Click here for schedule and prices. 

This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. The film is a parody of/tribute to B-movie, science fiction and horror films of the late 1940s through early 1970s. Still in limited release nearly 37 years after its premiere, it has the longest-running theatrical release in film history. Interactive props are welcome - just no squirt guns or open flame. Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

SATURDAY, NOV 3  

EVENT

Justin Beaver Schoolhouse!
MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413)662-2111
4pm
$5


Take a crash course in Canadian at the Justin Beaver Schoolhouse! There are quite as few things that are done differently by our neighbors to the North. Learn about Canadian Idioms, economics, wildlife, maple syrup and more!

PERFORMANCE

Bucky Lewis Comedy Show
American Legion
91 American Legion Drive
(413)242-8642
8pm (doors open at 7pm)
$20

Click here for more information. 

Enjoy Join your friends and neighbors for a laugh at the American Legion, while also raising funds for the Fire and Iron M/C Firefighters Station.

PERFORMANCE

The Redroom Returns!
Studio 21 South, Beaver Mill
189 Beaver Street
(413)664-7745
8pm - life drawing and mingling / 9pm show
$10

Click here for the Facebook invite. 

Main Street Stage's cabaret returns for a one-night-only, with a best of show featuring favorite skits and songs drawn from the whole run of Redroom. This show will be a fundraiser for Main Street Stage's 2013 Backyard tour and we will have a bake sale and raffles and other fun things. The doors open to studio21south in the Beaver Mill at 8pm and there will be life drawing, mingling, and the aforementioned raffles and bake sale. Then, the show begins at 9pm.

PERFORMANCE

Live Music: Patrick Grey
Freight Yard Pub
Western Gateway Heritage State Park
3 Furnace Street
(413)663-6547
8pm
FREE

Click here for more information. 

Enjoy an evening of live music and great food while spending time with friends and family at Freight Yard Pub.

PERFORMANCE

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
MCLA Church Street Center
172 Church Street
8pm
$5 general admission / $3 faculty / FREE for MCLA students

Click here for the Facebook invite.

Presented by MCLA's Harlequin Musical Theatre club and premier A Capella group, The Allegrettos present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Music & Lyrics by William Finn/Book by Rachel Sheinkin. All proceeds to benefit the Barrington Stage Company's KidsAct! Program. For more information please read the link above.


PERFORMANCE

Moodswing Orchestra with TK Wonder
MASS MoCA Club B-10
87 Marshall Street
(413)662-2111
8pm
$12 advance/$16 day of show/$10 for students/10% discount for members. Member tickets are not available via the internet

Click here for more information.

In Ben Perowsky, one of the most accomplished drummers of his generation is able to move between jazz, experimental music, and cutting edge pop and rock. His Moodswing Orchestra carves a path between hypnotic grooves and body-shaking trances. This collage of sounds reflecting his diverse career features a revolving door of guest appearances by talented musicians.

MOVIE

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
North Adams Movieplex
80 Main Street
(413)663-6306
11:55pm
$8.50 adults / $7 students / $6 children & seniors

Click here for schedule and times. 

This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. The film is a parody of/tribute to B-movie, science fiction and horror films of the late 1940s through early 1970s. Still in limited release nearly 37 years after its premiere, it has the longest-running theatrical release in film history. Interactive props are welcome - just no squirt guns or open flame. Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

SUNDAY, NOV 4  


MOVIE

Hotel Transylvania
North Adams Movieplex
86 Main Street
(413)663-6300

Click here for schedule and prices.

Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling from the human world. But here's a little known fact about Dracula he is not only the Prince of Darkness he is also a dad. A fun night for families to come out & catch a good flick! Click above for more movies, showtimes, and ticket prices.

MONDAY, NOV 5
 

skates
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. 

Enjoy a refreshing skate with family and friends at the newly renovated skating rink!

trivia
EVENT

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

Click here for more information. 

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, NOV 6
 


EVENT

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

Click here for more information.

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

Everyday will be Sunday
October 19 - December 21
The Arts Center of the Capitol Region
265 River Street, Troy NY

Click here for more information.

Since 2008, Sean Riley has been creating a series of quilts and works in fabric that memorialize the life and death of his father. Using his father's clothing, these works commemorate the passing of time that adds up to a life lived. Revolving around the works in fabric are paintings and sculptures related through tactile similarities of material and pattern or through their memorial intentions. This exhibition will bring all of these works together for the first time.

OPPORTUNITIES  


ESSAY CONTEST

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers: Masculinity
Deadline: January 4, 2013

Click here for more information.

We invite women and girls of all ages and experiences to take on the subject of masculinity in a personal essay. 750-1000 words; pages numbered; include cover page with name, email, phone, mailing address, and the title of the essay. Please submit the essay by January 4. For more info click the link above.


JOB OPPORTUNITY

Gallery 51 is looking for a new Gallery Manager!
Deadline: November 14

Click here for more information.

Seeking a part-time Gallery Manager for MCLA Gallery 51. MCLA Gallery 51, run by the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts since 2005, presents work from a wide range of emerging and mid-career contemporary artists. The Gallery Manager will be responsible for most aspects of running a professional art gallery, including reviewing prospective works of art, contacting and scheduling artists, and preparing artists contracts. He/She will help to identify guess curators as well as personally curate and plan shows. Installing and taking down exhibits, as well as the packing, and shipping/returning art-work are required and much, much more! This job provides an opportunity to be part of a growing vibrant arts scene and further ones arts administration and art gallery retail experience!

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