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North Adams Happenings: Dec. 19 - Jan. 1

08:42AM / Thursday, December 20, 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 19 - Tuesday, January 1, 2013
SAVE THE DATES JANUARY 24 & 29, 2013


EVENT

100 Hours in the Woodshed IV- Meet the Artists
January 24
MCLA Gallery 51
51 Main Street
(413)664-8718
5-7pm
FREE

Click here for more information.

"100 hours in the Woodshed" returns to MCLA Gallery 51! Masterminded by collage artist Daniel O'Connor, the fourth edition of this unique biennial event begins January 24, 2013 with a "Meet the Artists" reception from 5 to 7 pm. at MCLA Gallery 51. During the five days that follow, the galleries will be a flurry of collage of every sort: from paper and glue, to film and sound, if it can be cut apart, appropriated, moved around, and pieced together into a new form, it's bound to be happening in the "woodshed". Visitors are encouraged to stop by and watch the work in progress from 10am-6pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.


EVENT

100 Hours in the Woodshed IV- Opening Reception
January 29
MCLA Gallery 51
51 Main Street
(413)664-8718
5-7pm
FREE

Click here for more information.

Join the artists for "100 hours in the Woodshed" for the opening reception for the fourth edition of this unique biennial collective. After "100 Hours", see and celebrate the completed work. There will be food and drink available.

WEDNESDAY, DEC 19  


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

Click here for more information.

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 
FREE

Click here for more information.

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 20  


EVENT

Hometown Holidays
Downtown North Adams
(413)664-6180
5-8pm
FREE

Click here for more information.

Don't miss out on the last Hometown Holidays Thursday night! Hometown Holidays is a month of fun family activities and shopping bargains leading up to Christmas. This Thursday, head over to Eagle St to visit Santa and his elves. They will be roaming the street and will be available for photo-ops. If you're in the mood for some music, the Saint Stan's bell choir will perform holiday music at The Local on Main St from 5-6:30pm.

EVENT

Ladies Night at Shima
Shima Boutique
65 Main Street
(413)346-1055
8-5pm
FREE

Click here for more information.

Shima will be open late; finishing up last minute handmade gifts and wrapping others. Join us! Leave the little ones at home and pack your gift wrap, presents, and unfinished projects. We'll have some light refreshments on hand, but feel free to bring along any merriment of your own. Don't have any handicrafts and you've already wrapped all your gifts but what a night with the ladies, we want you, too! Jenn and Megan will be here for $5 manis, pedis and massages. And save 10% on and one item at Shima. Questions or want to let us know we'll be seeing you, call the number listed above.

 

EVENT

Live Music: Miss Guided
Desperados Restaurant
23 Eagle Street
(413)346-4664
8-10pm
FREE

Click here for the Facebook page.

Enjoy delicious margaritas and Mexican food while listening to the acoustic music of Miss Guided.

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

Karaoke/Open Mic with Brian Flagg
Key West Lounge
159 State Street
(413)663-5055
8pm
FREE, 21+

 

Every third Thursday-a free and fun night of singing to your favorite music with your 21+ friends. If you have an instrument, bring it down. All talent levels welcome.

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EVENT

Karaoke
Crystal Hard Hat Saloon
55 Union Street
9pm
No Cover

Click here for the Facebook page.

 

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 21  

EVENT

Holiday Dance Party
J-Star Gymnastics
69 Union Street
(413)664-9434
7-10pm
$5 per child

Click here for more the Facebook invite. 

Join J Star Gymnastics for a fun evening of dancing for kids ages 4-14. There will be a live DJ, food, and tons of holiday fun!

LIVE MUSIC

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

Click here for more information. 

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, DEC 22  


EXHIBIT

Xu: Bing, Featuring Monumental Sculpture
MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413)662-2111
11am-5pm

Click here for more information.

Phoenix Project, two spectacular and massive birds fabricated with construction and demolition debris from Beijing, will be shown for their premier exhibition outside China as the dramatic centerpiece of a major exhibition of Xu Bing's work on view in MASS MoCA's signature space-- Building 5--From December 22,2012 through October 31, 2013.

BOOK SIGNING

The Give Away Stuff For Free Anarchy Book Party
Shima Boutique
65 Main Street
(413)346-1065
12-2pm

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John Seven and Janna Christy will be signing copies of their newly published book "A Rule Is To Break: A Childs Guide to Anarchy", as well as collecting for the Friendship Center Food Pantry in North Adams. Bring a donation and get a FREE signed art print or mini comic (while supplies last)

SUNDAY, DEC 23  


MOVIE

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

Click here for more information.


Come downtown and celebrate Hometown Holidays with a free viewing of Elf!


PERFORMANCE

Minerva Arts Center Presents: Boston String Quartet
All Saints Church
59 Summer Street
(617)875-7851
7pm
$20 per person/ $50 for a family pack/ Under 18 FREE

Click here for more information.


The Minerva Arts Center is proud to have The Boston String Quartet return again this year for their 3rd annual Christmas series entitled "Christmas in Paris". The show features haunting French carols, all new strories, and a multimedia adventure through "la ville lumiere" the City of Lights. For more information, or to schedule interviews please call the number above or visit there website above.

MONDAY, DEC 24  

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EVENT

Public Skate
Peter Foote Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Rink
1267 Church Street
(413)664-8185
12-2pm
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!

TUESDAY, DEC 25  

HOLIDAY

Merry Christmas and Very Happy Holidays from everyone at The Office of Tourism and Community events of the City of North Adams and the MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center!!!!!

WEDNESDAY, DEC 26  


WORKSHOP

Vacation Art Workshop
Kidspace @ MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413)4482x8131
9-11am 
$10/$7 members (price per workshop)

Click here for more information.

At MASS MoCA, "Take Your Children to Work Day" means more than just bringing the kids in-- our education department is putting them to work! During December vacation, creative kids and their MASS MoCA staff parents will lead a variety of hands-on art workshops relating to exhibitions in Kidspace and the galleries. Kids and their parents can get to know the children behind their favorite museum. A snack will be provided. Workshops are appropriate for ages 4 and up with parental guidence. Pre-registration required. Call Kidspace at the number above to register or email at Kidspace@massmoca.org.


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

Click here for more information.

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 
FREE

Click here for more information.

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 27  


WORKSHOP

Vacation Art Workshop
Kidspace @ MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413)4482x8131
9-11am 
$10/$7 members (price per workshop)

Click here for more information.

At MASS MoCA, "Take Your Children to Work Day" means more than just bringing the kids in-- our education department is putting them to work! During December vacation, creative kids and their MASS MoCA staff parents will lead a variety of hands-on art workshops relating to exhibitions in Kidspace and the galleries. Kids and their parents can get to know the children behind their favorite museum. A snack will be provided. Workshops are appropriate for ages 4 and up with parental guidence. Pre-registration required. Call Kidspace at the number above to register or email at Kidspace@massmoca.org.

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

Click here for the Facebook page.

 

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 28  


WORKSHOP

Vacation Art Workshop
Kidspace @ MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413)4482x8131
9-11am 
$10/$7 members (price per workshop)

Click here for more information.

At MASS MoCA, "Take Your Children to Work Day" means more than just bringing the kids in-- our education department is putting them to work! During December vacation, creative kids and their MASS MoCA staff parents will lead a variety of hands-on art workshops relating to exhibitions in Kidspace and the galleries. Kids and their parents can get to know the children behind their favorite museum. A snack will be provided. Workshops are appropriate for ages 4 and up with parental guidence. Pre-registration required. Call Kidspace at the number above to register or email at Kidspace@massmoca.org.

SATURDAY, DEC 29  


PERFORMANCE

2nd Offense Reunion
American Legion
91 American Legion Drive
(413)664-9004
9pm
$3 cover charge

Click here for more information.

After an 18 year hiatus, the boys are back in town for one night only! The most hard-rock band in the Berkshires from the 80's and 90's is back by popular demand to play all of your favorites. Don't miss out of the chance to see this group reunited! 

SUNDAY, DEC 30  


MOVIE

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

Click here for more information.


Come downtown and celebrate the Holidays season watching the newest releases!

MONDAY, DEC 31  


WORKSHOP

Vacation Art Workshop
Kidspace @ MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413)4482x8131
9-11am 
$10/$7 members (price per workshop)

Click here for more information.

At MASS MoCA, "Take Your Children to Work Day" means more than just bringing the kids in-- our education department is putting them to work! During December vacation, creative kids and their MASS MoCA staff parents will lead a variety of hands-on art workshops relating to exhibitions in Kidspace and the galleries. Kids and their parents can get to know the children behind their favorite museum. A snack will be provided. Workshops are appropriate for ages 4 and up with parental guidence. Pre-registration required. Call Kidspace at the number above to register or email at Kidspace@massmoca.org.


EVENT

New Year's Eve Dinner 
Freight Yard Pub
1 Furnace Street #3 (Heritage State Park)
(413)663-6547
Lunch and Dinner
$21 before 5:30pm/$45 after 5:30pm

Click here for more information. 

Ring in the New Year at Freight Yard Pub and Restaurant! They will offer a 3 course menu featuring crisp salads, scrumptious entrees, and mouth-watering desserts. Reservations are strongly recommended. 


EVENT

New Year's Dinner and Dance Party
PUBLIC Eat+Drink
34 Holden Street
(413)664-4444
6:30pm

Click here for more information. 

Ring in the new year at PUBLIC! Dinner will be served from 5-10pm with festive holiday offerings available, followed by a FREE dance party from 10pm-1am. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and party favors will be available after 10. 21+


EVENT

Loose Change Kicks in 2013
Greylock Community Club
548 State Road
(413)664-9020
6pm-1am
$10 for members/$15 for non-members

Click here for more information. 

Hors d'oeuvres, Champagne, and party favors at midnight!! oh yeah, and music from one of Berkshire County's favorites rock n' roll bands, Loose Change!

TUESDAY, JAN 1 2013  

HOLIDAY

HAPPY NEW YEAR from everyone at The Office of Tourism and Community events of the City of North Adams and the MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center!!!!!

DSA ON THE ROAD  


EXHIBIT

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

 

Click here for more information.

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.

OPPORTUNITIES  

INTERNSHIP

Berkshire Hills Internship Program
Application deadline March 1, 2013

Click here for more information.

The Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP) is an intensive arts management internship program that combines hands-on work experience with classes taught by the arts administration faculty, TalkBacks with the area's leading arts professionals, and the chance to fully participate in cultural events throughout Berkshire County. B-HIP offers educational and career advancement opportunities that are hard to find elsewhere! B-HIP includes a full time paid internship in one of the many arts organizations in the area, housing and much more! APPLY NOW!

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