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North Adams Happenings: Dec. 5-11

08:45AM / Wednesday, December 05, 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, December 5 - Tuesday, December 11
SAVE THE DATE DECEMBER 13


EVENT

Hometown Holidays
Thursday, December 13
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, Dec 6 scroll down on this page! On December 13 Santa will be at Lumps's/Emporium and at Shima at different points in the evening. Dan Morgan from Spruce Hill Photo will be available for Santa pictures. Free hot cocoa at Lums's! Participate in the Snow Flake Scavenger Hunt and prize giveaways!


PERFORMANCE

MCLA Presents! Dala
Thursday, December 13
MCLA Church Street Center
7:30pm

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Back by popular demand! Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala, will perform an unforgettable night of angelic harmonies and acoustic pop music. The Charming duo have released five albums and toured much of North America spreading their love of American folk and rock music. Juno nominees and winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Dala will delight their audience with the familiar songs that make the holidays so special. 

WEDNESDAY, DEC 5  


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, DEC 6  


EVENT

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Leaving from underneath Mohawk Marquee
Main Street
(413)664-6180
5-7pm
FREE

Click here for the Facebook page.

Join your friends and neighbors for a night downtown celebrate the Holiday Season. Horse drawn wagon rides from Dave Larabee of Sweet Brook Farm will take people on tours of the downtown.


EVENT

MCLA Allegrettos
Downtown North Adams
6-7pm
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

Downtown Window Decorating Contest
Downtown North Adams
(413)664-6180
5-8pm
FREE

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What business has put together the most festive window display? You be the judge! Fill out ballots at downtown businesses on Thursday night and be entered into a raffle to win a gift certificate to a local eatery! All ballots can be returned to Gallery 51, at 51 Main Street.


RAFFLE

Big @#$ Raffle
Shop downtown
Ballots at MCLA Gallery 51
Through 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. Anyone 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 Gallery 51.

 

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.

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!


EVENT

Comedy Open Mic Night
PUBLIC Eat+Drink
34 Holden Street
(413)664-4444
9pm
FREE

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Bring a joke, bring a friend, or just bring yourself- either way, be prepared to laugh during this night of amateur stand-up comedy. Sign-ups begin at 9pm!


EVENT

J's DJ
Key West Lounge
159 State Street
(413)663-5055
9:30 pm
FREE 21+

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Dance to your favorite music with your 21+ friends.

FRIDAY, DEC 7  


PERFORMANCE

Fireside Yuletide
Mill City Productions
Western Gate Heritage Park
7pm
$4 Admission

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Enjoy a performance of Fireside Yuletide. "Fireside Yuletide" includes dramatic readings of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer". Featured actors include: Josh Baker, Marissa Carlson, Tim Mangun, Annie Pecor, Courtney Shapiro, Liz Urban, Amy Van Dusen, Charlie Waltermire, and Gabby Waltermire. The production also includes singing of classic holiday songs. Festive holiday refreshments will be served. 


EVENT

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

 

Country Night every first Friday with Brian Flagg. Free fun night dancing to your favorite country music with your 21+ friends.

LIVE MUSIC

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

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

SATURDAY, DEC 8  


PERFORMANCE

Fireside Yuletide
Mill City Productions
Western Gate Heritage Park
7pm
$4 Admission

Click here fore more information.

Enjoy a performance of Fireside Yuletide. "Fireside Yuletide" includes dramatic readings of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer". Featured actors include: Josh Baker, Marissa Carlson, Tim Mangun, Annie Pecor, Courtney Shapiro, Liz Urban, Amy Van Dusen, Charlie Waltermire, and Gabby Waltermire. The production also includes singing of classic holiday songs. Festive holiday refreshments will be served. 


EVENT

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

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The Chris Merenda Trio performs a multi-genre, rock influences originals distinguished by Chris's signature irreverent style.

EVENT

DJ Elixer and Dj jamsam
Artery Lounge
68 Union Street
(413)663-5055
9:30pm
FREE 21+

Click here for Facebook event.

An electro-banger extravaganza once again brought to you by Smash Frequency (DJ Elixer & DJ jamsam on a tag-team set!) This showcase is like no other, and as always there will be free giveaways including DJ Elixer gear, glow sticks, and maybe even a holiday surprise or two! Naught or nice, get yourselves out this Saturday!

EVENT

DJ Sam Poeuk
Key West Lounge
159 State Street
(413)663-5055
10pm
FREE 21+

 


Fun, free night out, and dancing to your favorite music by DJ Poeuk.

SUNDAY, DEC 9  


MOVIE

Home Alone
North Adams Movieplex
86 Main Street
(413)663-6300
11am
FREE

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Enjoy this Holiday class in its full cinematic glory at the North Adams Movieplex!

EVENT

The 31st Annual North County Christmas Concert
First Congressional Church in North Adams
134 Main Street
4pm

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Glenda Phillips will be directing, and Dr. Matthew McConnell will accompany on piano and organ. Special guest musicians include Chuck Cahoon (bagpipes), and Deborah Simons (flute and clarinet). The Choir will sing a variety of contemporary and traditional holiday arrangements, and will even feature a children's choir in addition to the All Saints' Handbell Choir. The concert is free, but donations at the door benefit local food pantries. Join us, and get into the holiday spirit!


PERFORMANCE

Fireside Yuletide
Mill City Productions
Western Gate Heritage Park
7pm
$4 Admission

Click here for more information.

Enjoy a performance of Fireside Yuletide. "Fireside Yuletide" includes dramatic readings of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer". Featured actors include: Josh Baker, Marissa Carlson, Tim Mangun, Annie Pecor, Courtney Shapiro, Liz Urban, Amy Van Dusen, Charlie Waltermire, and Gabby Waltermire. The production also includes singing of classic holiday songs. Festive holiday refreshments will be served. 


LIVE MUSIC

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

Click here for more information.


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

MONDAY, DEC 10  

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, DEC 11  


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.


WORKSHOP

Economy Workshop
Adams Free Library
92 Park Street, Adams
(413)442-1521 ext.12
5:30-7:30pm
FREE

Click here for more information.

The region has been working to craft long-term goals for its future. Many strategies have been identified, but everything can't happen all at once! Where should we start?

Please participate in an Open House event to help set priorities for future actions in the region in the areas of Economic Development, Conservation, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.

DSA ON THE ROAD  


EXHIBIT

Air Quintets and Other Bird Paintings
On view until December 31
Bennington Museum

75 Main Street, Bennington, Vermont 05201
 

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The Regional Artists' Gallery of the Bennington Museum host paintings by Gregory Scheckler, Professor of Art at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), "Air Quintets and Other Bird Paintings," groups Scheckler's paintings into three categories: small portrait studies of a variety of songbirds, often head studies; medium-sized action portraits, usually with carefully selected props or an individual creature in flight; and larger paintings that present a duet or other grouping of birds. This exhibition includes the first public viewing of three paintings from the artist's new "Air Quintets" series.


ART FAIR

North Adams' own DSA 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 have been a regular participant in DownStreet Art and North Adams' art scene, and are thrilled to be 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.


AUDITIONS

Mill City Productions Auditions for "Almost, Maine"
Western Gateway Heritage State Park
Building 4N-North Adams

Saturday, 12/8 and Sunday, 12/9 @ 7pm

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Adults of all ages and experience levels are invited to audition. Auditioners will be asked to read scenes from the play. Rehearsals will begin after Christmas with performances scheduled for February 8th-10th and 15th-17th.Due to the structure of the play, a flexible number of actors is needed. Realizing the time which must be committed during the rehearsal process is often a factor that keeps people away from auditions, Mill City selected this show in hopes of getting more people involved without it being a major time commitment.

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