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North Adams Happenings: Nov. 14-20

08:53AM / Wednesday, November 14, 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 14 - Tuesday, November 20
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 14
 


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 15
 

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EVENT

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

Click here for the Facebook page.

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.


EVENT

Open Mic Night with Brian Flagg
Key West Lounge
159 State Street
(413)663-5055
9:30pm
FREE

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Every Third Thursday, Karaoke/Open Mic with Brian Flagg. If you have instruments bring them down. All levels of talent are welcome for this fun, free night.

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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 16  


PERFORMANCE

Emily Johnson: Niicugni (Listen)
MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413)662-2111
8pm
$12 general/10% member discount. Member tickets are not available via the internet.

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Centered on movement, story, and sound, and housed within a light/sound installation of handmade, functional fish-skin lanterns, Niicugni equates the land we live on with the cells that comprise our bodies. During her residency Johnson will work on this piece with fellow performer Aretha Aoki, then present this work-in-progress showing. The sound is composed and performed by multi-instrumentalist James Everest and violinist/electronic musician Bethany Lacktorin. Lighting design by Heidi Eckwall.

PERFORMANCE

Live Music: Jack Waldheim
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

Live Music: Jimmy Witherell & Wendy Waltz
PUBLIC Eat+Drink
34 Holden Street
(413)664-4444
9pm
FREE

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Jim Witherell, the lead singer of popular Berkshire County band Static, and Wendy Waltz, a frequent contributor to local band Whiskey City, perform an acoustic set of classic and contemporary pop and rock hits.

SATURDAY, NOV 17  


BAZAAR

St. Stan's School Annual Bazaar
St. Stan's School
108 Summer Street, Adams, MA
(413)743-1091
9am-4pm
FREE

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Saint Stan's School is preparing for its annual Bazaar! This bazaar has been an annual tradition for nearly fifty years. Many local and out of state residents line up to purchase the handmade polish foods and crafts that are available. In addition to the handmade items there will be Chinese Auctions, games, and fun for all.

EVENT

Press Holiday Card Workshop!
PRESS Gallery
105 Main Street
10am-4pm
$90 + $30 material fee

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An intro to letterpress, this class will take you through the basics of setting up and running our magical Vandercook Universal III letterpress. You will carve your own 4x6 relief print from your own design or drawing. A relief print is created by inking the raised surface of the linoleum after other areas of the block have been carved away. Then you'll get to print 20 cards from your block! Envelopes and all necessary supplies will be included. So is lunch! And cookies! No printing experience required. Enrollment is limited so register today! For more information please send an email to letterpress105@gmail.com

EVENT

CD Release Party for The Wandering Rocks!
The Elks Lodge
100 Eagle Street
Doors open 7:30pm/Show at 8pm
$10 at the door

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Come join local band The Wandering Rocks and special guest Dennies Crommett (guitarist of Winterpills) for a show at the Elks Lodge in North Adams to celebrate the release of their debut album. Visit them on Facebook to learn more about the band and the music.

PERFORMANCE

Live Music: Patrick Grey
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

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

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The inimitable Misty Blues Band will perform an intimate acoustic performance of their energetic blend of blues standards and originals.


EVENT

70's & 80's Night with DJ Brian Flagg
Key West Lounge
159 State Street
(413)663-5055
9:30pm
FREE

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Enjoy a free and fun night dancing to your favorite 70's and 80's music. Bring your friends!

SUNDAY, NOV 18  

EVENT

Hats: Their Creators and Sellers
North Adams Museum of History and Science
Building 5A State Street
(413)664-4700
3pm
FREE

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The North Adams Museum of History and Science announces that its new Temporary Exhibit: "Hats: Their Creators and Sellers” is now in the gallery. This exhibit shows samples of hats made locally by milliners such as Mary Hatton, Anne Kelly and Louise Andrews as well as those made in New York or Paris sold in millineries or department stores locally. In conjunction with "Hats" Robert Campanile of the Visitors Museum in Building 4 will present a related lecture in the Shippers Office "Off the Top of My Head: A History of Hats” will be his topic. Admission to both Museums is always free.

MONDAY, NOV 19
 

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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 20
 


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.


WORKSHOP

Health Workshop: Understanding Cholesterol
Living Well Chiropractic
140 Pleasant Street
(413)663-5500
6:30pm
FREE

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Come and learn how to understand cholesterol and how very simple daily choices can help you reduce/prevent Heart Disease and Lower Blood Pressure. This workshop is free and open to the public. Due to limited space please preregister by calling the number above or by emailing livingwell@verizon.net

DSA ON THE ROAD  


CRAFT SHOW

25th Annual Washington Craft Show
November 16-18
Washington Convention Center 
801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest, Washington DC, 20001
(203)254-0486
$15 General Admission/$14 Senior Citizens/FREE for children under the age of 12

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Josh will take the audience on a journey from the beginning of the studio art glass movement to the present. He will also share details of his own work and artistic process on Sunday November 18th at 1pm as a part of a lecture series. His work will be displayed at Exhibit Space #202 from November 16-18.

OPPORTUNITIES  


VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer at North Adams' Tree Lighting Ceremony
November 21

The City of North Adams is looking for about 10 volunteers to help light the trees downtown during the annual Tree Lighting on the evening of November 21. Volunteers will be needed from about 4:45pm-5:30pm. 2-4 volunteers are also needed to be "Santa's Helpers', assisting Santa and Mrs. Claus hand out gifts. Please contact Veronica Bosley, Director of Tourism & Community Events at: 413-664-6180 or tourism@northadams-ma.gov


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

Click here for more information.

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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