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North Adams Happenings: Nov. 28 - Dec. 4

08:55AM / Wednesday, November 28, 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 28 - Tuesday, December 4
SAVE THE DATE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6


EVENT

Hometown Holidays
Downtown North Adams
5-8pm
FREE

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Hometown Holidays is a month of fun, family activities and shopping bargains leading up to Christmas. Each Thursday night will feature different specials and activities for people to enjoy downtown. For activities on Thursday, Nov 29 scroll down on this page! On December 6 there will be a judging for Holiday Window Decorating Contest (ballots can be returned to MCLA Gallery 51 the day of or anytime between now and then) and Horse Drawn Wagon Rides by Sweet Brook Farm. Upcoming activities will include holiday crafts, face painting, live music, and much more!

WEDNESDAY, NOV 28  


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 29  


EXHIBIT

99 Cents and UP
MCLA Gallery 51
51 Main Street
(413)664-8718
5-8pm
FREE

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Looking for that perfect, one-of-a-kind holiday gift? Then stop by MCLA Gallery 51 for our annual "99 cents and UP" exhibition. All art is priced at 99c to $99.99. The prices are great and the art is even better so come on down to see for yourself that a penny is still worth something! "99 Cents and UP" exhibition is part of Hometown Holidays, an initiative of North Adams Office of Tourism and Community Events and North Adams Chamber of Commerce to encourage the community to shop locally and benefit from in-house products.


EXHIBIT

Captured Life
PRESS: Letterpress as Public Art Project
105 Main Street
5-8pm
FREE

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"Captured Life" features a spectrum of mediums from photography, printmaking, mixed media collage, charcoal drawings, paintings as well as sculpture. The artists express a multitude of subject matter, from the humorous to the macabre. This exhibition showcases the works of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) four graduating Art Majors: Adriana Alexatos, Sarah Howard, Kimberly Lavigne and Julia McDonald. This thesis show is coordinated by MCLA Assistant Professor of Art and PRESS founder Melanie Mowinski. For more information contact: letterpress105@gmail.com


EVENT

HOT Chocolate at Jarvis Rockwell Gallery
Jarvis Rockwell Gallery
49 Main Street
5-8pm
FREE

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Enjoy the Jarvis Rockwell's installation work while tasting a cup of warm chocolate! The gallery-studio space features Rockwell's wall drawings, assemblage and a pyramid of toys that reveal his imaginative view of the world.


RAFFLE

Big @#$ Raffle
Ballots at MCLA Gallery 51
From now till December 22
$50 in receipts for 1 raffle

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Hometown Holidays Raffle consists of a large gift basket featuring over $1,000 worth of gift certificates, goods, services and items. People can enter the raffle by bringing receipts equaling $50 or more to the gallery. $50 in receipts gets you one entry, $100 gets you 2, and so on. Receipts have to be for things purchased in North Adams. If you make your purchases during the Hometown Holidays Thursdays, then you get 2 entries per $50 of receipts. The drawing will be held on December 20 at 8pm at MCLA Gallery 51.


PERFORMANCE

MCLA Allegrettos
Downtown North Adams
5-6pm
FREE

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Known for their powerhouse vocals, the MCLA Allegrettos are quickly becoming a name on the collegiate music scene. Focusing on complex vocals, rock solid technique, emotive nuances, and power; the Allegrettos deliver a sound that has no flats, avoids sharps, and only produces perfect harmony. Come downtown for the Hometown Holidays and listen to some great caroling!


EVENT

Holidays Recipe Swap Board
51 Main Street, in front of MCLA Gallery 51
5-8pm
FREE


What are you making on Christmas? Bring down your recipe and share it with the community! This is a great opportunity to refresh your holiday menu and surprise family and friends. A board with Holiday recipes will be installed in front of MCLA Gallery 51. Bring a recipe and take one back. If you have more, even better!


EXHIBIT

The Doodle Project
18 Holden Street
6-9pm
FREE

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Inspired by Patrice Bolgen who is a serious doodler, the allocated gallery space was wrapped with 70 feet of 4 feet high paper for the last month and everyone passing by was encouraged to doodle on it. It was decided that the piece should be cut into 6 foot pieces and artists were recruited to develop each piece in their own style and to keep as much of the existing marks as possible. All pieces will be available at a silent auction with 50% of any proceeds going to the North Adams Food Bank.

pmp
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.

karaoke
EVENT

Karaoke
Crystal Hard Hat Saloon
55 Union Street
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 30  


PERFORMANCE

Broadway's Next H!t Musical
MCLA Church Street Center
172 Church Street
(413)662-5204
8pm
$10 General Admission/$8 MCLA Alumni/$5 MCLA Faculty & Staff/FREE Members and MCLA students

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NYC's original, award-winning, improvised comedy comes to the MCLA campus! Broadway's Next H!t Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. With suggestions of made up, hit songs from the audience, master improvisers create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full blown musical- complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plat twists galore! It's all improvised and it's all funny! Don't miss the next great American musical- written in your town!

PERFORMANCE

Live Music: Tom Corrigan
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.

SATURDAY, DEC 1  

 

HIKE

Hoosac Range Trail Guided Hike
Route 2, near the North Adams/Florida Line
(413) 499-0596
10am-1pm
FREE

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Get out for a hike before the holiday bustle! The Hoosac Range offers excellent views of the east and west during the winter. Bring crampons or snowshoes if the weather calls for them. Bring snacks, plenty of water, and appropriate footwear! Crampons and snowshoes are welcome if you see fit. Carpooling is appreciated. For directions, click the link listed above.

 

EVENT

Holiday Gift Shopping Extravaganza
Houghton Mansion
172 Church Street
10am-3pm
FREE

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This holiday shopping event will feature over 20 crafters and direct sales consultants! Come on down for food, shopping, music and more! A holiday Zumba class is being offered by Steeple Valley Dance Studio at 10:30am. Lunch will be served from 11:30am - 2pm.

READING

Tim Crouch: My Arm
MASS MoCA Club B-10
87 Marshall Street
Doors open 7:30pm/Show at 8pm
$12 dvance/$16 day of the show/$10 student/10% member discount/member tickets are not available via the internet

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In conjunction with Sundance Institute's vaunted Theatre Lab Program (at MASS MoCA for a two-week residency), we present a staged reading of My Arm by Lab Fellow Tim Crouch. My Arm is the story of an empty gesture. It's the confession of a man who has lived for thirty years by the courage of his lack of conviction, all the while becoming a celebrated medical specimen and an icon of the New York art scene.

PERFORMANCE

Live Music: Tom Corrigan
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.

LIVE MUSIC

Live Music: Jim Witherell & Matt Cahill
PUBLIC: Eat+Drink
34 Holden Street
(413)664-4444
9pm
FREE

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The two lead singers from the popular Berkshire County band Static perform an intimate acoustic set highlighting their favorite classic rock covers.

LIVE MUSIC

Live Music: Jungle Work
Pitcher's Mound Pub
218 Ashland Street
(413)663-8390
9pm
FREE

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The Jungle Work, the finest rock and roll band in Berkshire land is back where it all began for their monthly rendezvouses at the mound!

SUNDAY, DEC 2  

WORKSHOP

Blues & Tap: A Dialogue in Rhythm
Studio North Dance Arts
145 State Street
(413)662-2229
2-4pm
$25 for the workshop/$5 to watch

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Join these two Berkshire-native artists at Studio North Dance Arts in North Adams as they explore the roots of and connections between American Blues Music & Jazz Tap Dance in an interactive workshop filled with exciting music and dance. This workshop is for all skill levels in Tap. First-time tappers are welcome. Shoes are for rent for $2 a pair.

MONDAY, DEC 3  

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

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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

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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, DEC 4  


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  


FESTIVAL

Handmade Holiday Festival
December 1-2
Masonic Temple

116 South Street, Pittsfield
10am-5pm
FREE

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Alchemy Initiative presents a Handmade Holiday Festival of local and regional artisans every first weekend of December. The event showcases original, handmade wares by artists, crafters, designers, and culinary artisans. The event connects the community with the makers and promotes and supports local, handmade craft.


ART FAIR

North Adams' artists showing at Fountain Miami
December 6-9
Fountain Art Fair

2505 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida 33137
$45 VIP Pass($55 at the door)/$13 Weekend Pass($15 at the door)/$8 Friday/Saturday/Sunday Day Pass($10 at the door)

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North Adams-based Davis Art Services will represent ten artists at Fountain Art Fair, part of Miami's Art Basel weekend. Davis Art Services has been a regular participant in DownStreet Art and North Adams' art scene, and it is now bringing a mix of local and international artists to one of the largest gatherings in the art world.

OPPORTUNITIES  


AUDITIONS

Minerva Arts Center Presents: The 3rd Annual Holiday Showcase
December 4, 6, 8


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Minerva Arts Center is proud to announce open auditions for the 3rd Annual Holiday Showcase, a wintertime variety show that plans to warm the Northern Berkshire melting pot and fill your family with holiday cheer from around the world. Whether you're a musician, poet, actor, dancer, juggler, or any other type of performing artist, there's an opening for YOU, especially if your act highlights any number of world religions and the upcoming holiday season. All types of performers of all ages are encouraged to audition.

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