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North Adams Happenings: Nov. 7-13

09:34AM / Wednesday, November 07, 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, November 7 - Tuesday, November 13
SAVE THE DATE
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21


EVENT

Tree Lighting
November 21
Downtown North Adams
5-8pm
FREE

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Join hundreds of festive faces as North Adams gears up for the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Hometown Holidays kick-off event! A crowd will gather downtown to count down the seconds until the downtown streets come to life with thousands of glimmering holiday lights. There will be holiday music, shopping, hot chocolate, and more! After the tree is lit, stick around for a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. If you've been nice they might even have a treat for you.

WEDNESDAY, NOV 7
 


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


EVENT

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

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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 8
 


FILM

Goonies
North Adams Movieplex
80 Main Street
(413)663-6300
11am
FREE

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Goonies for FREE! TELL YOUR FRIENDS! Sponsored by Dr Gene Messenger DDS, WNAW, Zumba Fitness in the Berkshires and The Berkshire Dream Center (seating is limited, first come first serve) WHO'S COMING?!


WORKSHOP

PUMP'D Workshops for Teens
Northern Berkshire Community Coalition
61 Main Street, Suite 218
(413)663-7588
4-5pm
FREE

Click here for more information (pdf).

A workshop on organizational skills and time management will be offered by the staff of Project RECONNECT for any Northern Berkshire teen. The workshop series, PUMP'D is a collaborative effort between nbCC's UNITY programs, Barrington Stage Company and Drury High School's 21st CCLC Academics, designed to help teenagers develop and enhance key life skills in areas that teens and youth program staff have identified. The workshops are held on the second Thursday of each month from 4-5 pm and nbCC's conference room. All workshops are free of charge, geared toward teenagers and require no prior registration. For more information, contact Kate or Annie at the number listed above or via email at kmerrigan@nbccoalition.org.


EVENT

Local Author Bruce Harley presents: Insulate and Weatherize - For Energy Efficiency at Home
North Adams Public Library
74 Church Street, 3rd floor
(413)662-3133
6-7:30pm
FREE

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Veteran energy expert and Berkshire resident Bruce Harley will present his new book about residential energy efficiency at the North Adams Public Library. Harley will deliver a brief presentation on home energy fixes, with time for questions. A reception and signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public.


DINNER

Dinner with Senator George J. Mitchell and Governor Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis
MCLA Murdock Hall, Sammer Dennis Room
375 Church Street
(413)662-5185
5pm
$250 per person

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Prior to Mitchell's presentation, MCLA will hold the 2nd Annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Benefit Dinner, at 5 p.m. in the Murdock Hall. The cost is $250 per person to benefit public policy initiatives at MCLA. Reservations are required. For more information about or to reserve tickets to the benefit dinner, contact (413)662-5185.


LECTURE

Senator George J. Mitchell Public Policy Lecture
MCLA Church Street Center, Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium
375 Church Street
(413)662-5185
7pm
FREE

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host Senator George J. Mitchell, a global diplomat, peace negotiator and leadership expert, in the 2nd Annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture on Thursday, November 8 at 7pm, in the Church Street Center, Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.


EVENT

MASS MoCA Book Club: Invisible Cities
MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413)662-2111
6pm
$12 general/$7 members/Free for students. Member tickets are not available via the internet

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Stop by the museum after work and join in our new book club focusing on works of fiction related to our current exhibitions. Our first session will examine Invisible Cities, so grab a copy of Italo Calvino's great work and explore the far reaches of memory and imagination described in this dream-like text.

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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" Racine twist 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

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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 9  

PERFORMANCE

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

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Come and enjoy great food, and drink at Freight Yard Pub while listening to music by Tommy Corrigan.

PERFORMANCE

Live Music: Blue Jazz
PUBLIC Eat+Drink
34 Holden Street
(413)664-4444
9pm
FREE

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With Aaron Dean on sax, Dave Bartley on piano, Dave Christopolis on bass, and Rowen Caplan on drums, Blue Jazz blend blues, jazz, and soul in an exciting and modern way.

SATURDAY, NOV 10  

EVENT

Fall Harvest Fair
First Baptist Church of North Adams
131 Main Street
(413)663-3780
9am-3pm
Free to attend

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It's Fall, and that means the return of the Fall Harvest Fair! There is sure to be something for everyone. Come and support the church and share the event with your friends and family. Questions? Contact the church office at the number listed above or email fbcna@verizon.net.

PERFORMANCE

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

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


PERFORMANCE

Alsarah and the Nubatones
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

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Powerful Sudanese-American singer Alsarah fronts this extraordinary band bound together by a collective love for Nubian music and the genuine belief that soul transcends all culture and linguistic barriers. They blend a selection of Nubian 'songs of return' from the 1970s to today with original, Western soul-inspired material and vintage Sudanese pop. Their set is a musical journey through diaspora and migration viewed through an urban lens.

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, NOV 11  

PERFORMANCE

Live Music: Blueberry Buckle
PUBLIC: Eat+Drink
34 Holden Street
(413)664-4444
6-8pm
FREE

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Join Thomas Byrne and his young daughters Kate and Savannah for a night of family-friendly jazz, Celtic, classical, and fiddle.

MONDAY, NOV 12
 

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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

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

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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, NOV 13
 


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  


ARTIST TALK

Everyday Will Be Sunday: artist talk
Thursday, November 8
The Arts Center of the Capitol Region
265 River Street, Troy NY
7pm
FREE

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Sean Riley is presenting an artist talk to discuss his main gallery exhibition, Everyday Will Be Sunday, at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy, NY. Riley will discuss his process, artistic career, and current series. The talk will be moderated by Michael Oatman, Associate Professor of Architecture at RPI, who has a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the University at Albany, NY.

OPPORTUNITIES  


ESSAY CONTEST

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

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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

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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!


JOB OPPORTUNITY

Director of Marketing & PR

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Your dream job is now available: MASS MoCA seeks smart, articulate, passionate multi-tasker who gets a thrill out of squeezing a dime out of every penny, and exploiting every marketing and PR opportunity that crosses his or her path. For a full detailed description of the position and list of requirements please click the link above. For consideration, send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and the names of three professional references tomarketing@massmoca.org. MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.

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