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 13 scroll down on this page! On December 20 a performance by the St. Stan's Children's Bell Choir will take place at The Local.
WEDNESDAY, DEC 12
Pre-School Story Time (Ages 3-6) North Adams Public Library
74 Church Street, 2nd Floor (413)662-3133 ext. 14
Bring your children for some storytelling and singing! Event is suitable for children ages 3-6. For more information, contact Kim Di Lego firstname.lastname@example.org
North Adams Green Drinks Freight Yard Pub
1 Furnace Street #3 (Heritage State Park) (413)230-7321
North Adams Green Drinks is a very informational gathering, open to everyone with an environmental interest. The drinks aren't green, but our conversations are. Every month, on the second Wednesday, the group gathers for "Green Drinks" at the Freight Yard Pub in the Western Gateway Heritage Park for casual gathering of environmentally inclined folk talking about anything from wildlife crossings to recycling, wetlands to weatherizing. At about 6:30pm we will have a short presentation on a hot environmental topic. For more information about North Adams Green Drink, contact Bruce Winn at BEATBruce@thebeatnews.org or the number listed above.
North Berkshire Chess Club Lickety Split @ MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street (413)458-8271
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 13
A Visit From Santa Luma's Muffin & Mug, Berkshire Emporium, and Shima
Empire Block, Main Street (413)664-9470
Santa sent word that he will make a stop in Downtown North Adams during Hometown Holidays. Come see Santa at Luma's, The Berkshire Emporium and Shima. Santa will be at Luma's from 6:00-6:30, with Dan from Spruce Hill Photo snapping shots if you're looking for that perfect Christmas photo-op. The photos will be available for free download from www.SpruceHillPhoto.com. Donations to the Santa Fund are suggested. Following the photo session, Santa will migrate over to Shima from 6:30-7, where people can visit him.
MCLA Presents! Dala MCLA Church Street Center
$10 General Admission, MCLA Alumni $8, MCLA Faculty and Staff $5, Members and MCLA Students FREE
Getting into the spirit of the season, Dala will present a very special holiday show on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7:30pm in MCLA's Church Street Center on MCLA campus. Brought back to MCLA Presents! by popular request, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala will perform preceded by MCLA's own Melody Rolph '14.
Trivia Pitcher's Mound Pub
218 Ashland Street (413)663-8390
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, DEC 14
Live Music:Blue Jazz PUBLIC: Eat+Drink
34 Holden Street (413)664-4444
It's time to blast those jingle bells and deck the hall with mistletoe. Join Rebel Beat Sound System and celebrate the holiday season with your favorite festive apparel and Christmas classics. But don't fret - in addition to holiday tunes you'll still hear the best Ska, Reggae, Soul and Mod rock and roll. There will be prizes for the best ugly Christmas sweater and the best festive costume. See you there!
Fine art gallery studio21south will open "Four Seasons" on Saturday, December 15th at their storefront on historic Eagle Street in downtown North Adams. "Four Seasons" will feature landscapes by gallery artists, with the artwork rotating throughout the winter. The opening will be a nice break from holiday madness, and the show will be up until the end of February.
Seagull (Thinking of You) MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street (413)662-2111
$14 General Admission 10% discount for members
Seagull (Thinking of You) is a new live performance that works with, against, and beneath Chekhov's The Seagull. Director Tina Satter's unique contemporary voice takes on the beauty and darkness of Chekhov's play in a beautiful act of theatrical rethinking.
Live Music:The Greg Caproni Duo PUBLIC Eat+Drink
34 Holden Street (413)664-4444
Bring your children for some storytelling and singing! Event is suitable for children ages 1-3. For more information, contact Kim Di Lego email@example.com.
DSA ON THE ROAD
Air Quintets and Other Bird Paintings On view until December 31
Bennington Museum 75 Main Street, Bennington, Vermont 05201
Adults $10, Seniors and Students 18 and over $9, Children and Students under 18 FREE
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.
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