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North Adams Happenings: Jan. 16-22

09:20AM / Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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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, January16- Tuesday, January 22, 2013
SAVE THE DATES  


EVENT

100 Hours in the Woodshed IV- Meet the Artists
January 24, Jan 29 Opening Reception
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

North Adams Tourism & Community Events Public Meeting
January 28
Upstairs at Desperados
23 Eagle Street
(413)664-6180
6-7:30pm
FREE

Join Director of Tourism & Community Events Veronica Bosley to review 2012 and plan for 2013. Anyone interested in sharing ideas and feedback is welcome to attend. If you have specific ideas or items you'd like to see discussed e-mailtourism@northadams-ma.gov and we will try our best to incorporate everything into the agenda.


EVENT

MCLA Presents8th Annual Blues and Funk Fest
February 1 & 2
MCLA Venable Gym 
375 Church Street
(413)662-5204
7:30pm
$15 Festival Pass for both nights! General Admission $10, MCLA Alumni $8, MCLA faculty and staff and Non-MCLA students $5, MCLA students FREE

Click here for the Facebook event.

MCLA's Venable Gym gets funky with two nights of dancing, music, and fun! Hip-Hop & Soul legend Maya Azcuena headlines night one with MCLA's very own step team, NEXXUS, opening. New Orleans funk sensation Khris Royal & Dark Matter takes over for night two with the popular local blues group, The Arthur Holmes Blues Band.

WEDNESDAY, JAN 16  


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 at naplib@yahoo.com


EVENT

North Berkshire Chess Club
Lickety Split @ MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413)458-8271
6-9:30pm 
FREE

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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, JAN 17  

EVENT

Bullying Prevention and Internet Safety Presentation
Brayton Elementary School
20 Barbour Street
(413)662-3240 x1204
6:30pm-exhibit of student work in lobby
FREE

Supported by Parent Teacher Associations, North Adams Public Schools will host a Bullying Prevention and Internet Safety Presentation for parents and community members. Students from all schools and grade levels will exhibit classroom work connected to bullying prevention in the foyer beginning at 6:30pm. At 7pm, Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University students will contribute to the program with dramatic, video and musical performances acompanied by special guest, Terry A La Berry.. Free childcare for children ages 3 and older is available by pre-registering with Liz Urban at the LINCS Parent Center at 664-7512. 

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

Live Music: Digital Spectrum
The Parlor Cafe
303 Ashland Street
(413)346-4279
8:15pm
FREE

Click here for the Facebook page.

Pat Maguire on guitar and DJ Elixer free form to ease you into the weekend and beyond! The Parlor is the new spot to grab a cup of Joe and listen to great life music. So grab a friend and let's vibe out. This show is all ages, no excuses. 

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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, JAN 18  

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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!


EVENT

Live Music: Anthony Luchi
Freight Yard pub
1 Furnace Street #3 (Heritage State Park)
(413)230-7321
8pm 
FREE

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Grab dinner and drinks with friends while listening to the musical stylings of singer/guitarist Anthony Luchi.

SATURDAY, JAN 19  

DAY OF SERVICE

Northern Berkshire MLK Jr. Day of Service (alternate date)
MCLA Church Street Center
375 Church Street
(413)346-7196
9am
FREE

Click here for the Facebook event.


This event is for people who are not able to participate in the larger day of service on Martin Luther King Day, January 21 (see full description below). Both Days begin and end at MCLA's Church Street Center. On Saturday, service projects will include winterizing homes, preparing military care packages, making desserts and treats for various programs, Stop & Shop collections for the military and for food pantries, and work at the New Hope Methodist Church. 


YOGA

Yoga 101
Frog Lotus Yoga
189 Beaver Street #207
(413)664-8686
12:30-1:30pm
$40 for 4 consecutive Saturdays

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Back by popular demand! Constructed for the beginner who has always been curious about yoga, while also great for current yogis wanting to brush up on basic yoga skills. The sessions will be slow, and common yoga poses will be broken down and full explained. Led by Ellen Dilthey whose teaching style is nurturing and reflective of her experience with beginning students of all ages. Please pre-register by contacting the studio. Other sessions will take place on January 26, February 2 and 9. Call or email at froglotusdesk@gmail.com.


EVENT

Snow Shoeing at Windsor Lake
Windsor Lake 
Intersection of Bradley Street and Kemp Avenue
1-4pm
FREE

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Bring your own show shoes and join us for an easy casual show shoe hike on the Windsor Lake property. Meet at the Public Beach Parking lot. Guided Tour departs at 1:30pm but feel free to explore on your own. Everyone will end up at the Historic Valley Campground Pavilion for a campfire and hot cocoa. Rain cancels.


EVENT

Live Music: Tough Day Tubing/ If, Bwana/ The Human
One Armed Crow
24 Eagle Street
7:30pm
$5 suggested donation

Two Nights of experimental and noise music.


EVENT

Live Music: Jack Waldheim
Freight Yard pub
1 Furnace Street #3 (Heritage State Park)
(413)663-6547
8pm 
FREE

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Come and enjoy great food and drink at Freight Yard Pub while listening to local favorite Jack Waldheim.


EVENT

Live Music: Mike Quinones CD Release 
Mill City Productions
1 Furnace Street #4N (Heritage State Park)
8pm
$5 suggested donation

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Local Musician and MCP company member, Mike Quinones will be playing a live show to celebrate the release of his debut album, Centuries. The show will also feature opening act, Kimberly Rose. CD's will be available for purchase.

LIVE MUSIC

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

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A (semi) traditional Organ Trio featuring Dave Brown on guitar and Benny "Fingers" Kohn on organ, these guys might pull anything from Stevie Wonder to Jimmy Smith, all while making sure you get your groove on.

SUNDAY, JAN 20  


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!

MONDAY, JAN 21  

DAY OF SERVICE

Northern Berkshire MLK Jr. Day of Service
MCLA Church Street Center
375 Church Street
(413)346-7196
9am
FREE

Click here for the Facebook event.

It's a day on, not a day off! Help honor the memory of Dr. King by participating in the Northern Berkshire MLK Jr. Day of Service. People will gather at MCLA's Church Street Center for a kick-off and be placed at service sites, which include projects at MCLA and around the community. Participants will come together for a 2:30pm lunch and celebration of Martin Luther King. During the day there will be the opportunity for a live or taped viewing of the Presidential Inauguration at MCLA, so participants won't have to worry about missing out. 

TRIVIA

Eat + Think Trivia
PUBLIC: Eat+Drink
34 Holden Street
(413)664-4444
9pm
FREE

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Test your skills and knowledge against others while enjoying a pint from PUBLIC'S fine beer selection. Winning team take home a $25 Gift Certificate!

TUESDAY, JAN 22  


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 at naplib@yahoo.com.

DSA ON THE ROAD  

EVENT

Working Together/Declarations of Independence
Thursday, January 17
William College Museum of Art, Williamstown
5-9pm
FREE food and drinks and other exciting things

Click here for the WCMA blog.

Instigated by Hana van der Kolk and collaboratively designed and enacted with Asher Woodworth, Karl Mullen (sound), Mondel Chang, and Williams College students Stephen Simalchik, Tracy Hu, Audrey Kwon, and Kelly Want, this WCMA at Night event responds to the alienating forces of economic competition, disembodied contact, and over-scheduled existences. Part dance performance, part party, part activist encampment, this experience of temporary collectivity plays with normative rules of engagement, resists fixed outcomes, and invites us(performer and audience alike) to contemplate, and in some cases enact, the relationship between disorder and order.

 

OPPORTUNITIES  

POETS WANTED

Slam I Am seeks young leaders and poets
Application deadline: ongoing
Contact: Slam_I_Am_Teens@yahoo.com

Click here for more information.

Slam I Am is a teen event. This is for anyone under 21 to come out and listen, celebrate, read, perform, compete, slam, and generally revel in the world of spoken word poetry. In order to maintain the integrity and success of this event, Slam I Am is taking a brief break from the monthly slams. It will resume in April,which is National Poetry Month! In order to re-start in April, Slam I Am needs young leaders to organize the following areas: publicity, management, and event coordination and team members to help out.

FELLOWSHIP

MCC Artist Fellowship Applications
Application deadline: Monday, January 28, 2013.

Click here for more information.

The Massachusetts Cultural Council is now accepting 2013 Artist Fellowship applications in the categories of Film & Video, Music Composition, and Photography. The Artist Fellowships are unrestricted, anonymously judged, competitive grants in recognition of artistic excellence. Read full program guidelines, eligibility requirements and application instructions at the link above.Questions, contact Kelly Bennett at (617)665-6180 or tourism@northadams-ma.gov.

SPONSORS NEEDED

WinterFest Ice Sculpting
Deadline February 9, 2013

The Office of Tourism & Community Events is looking for North Adamsbusinesses to sponsor blocks of ice to be sculpted on Main Street during our annual WinterFest on February 23rd. The cost of a block of ice is $75. Businesses are invited to sponsor a block of ice, but anyone who is interested can sculpt. If you would be interested in sculpting but aren't able to pay the $75 fee, we may be able to place you with a business in need of an ice sculptor. Thedeadline for signing up for a block of ice is February 9th. If interested contact Veronica Bosley at (413)664-6180 or tourism@northadams-ma.gov.

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Call for Enteries: Sekou Sundiata Revisted
Application deadline: February 8, 2013

Click here for more information.

Sekou Sundiata Revisited aims to create a video montage using footage created by, and starring, Sekou's friends, fans, collaborators, colleagues and students. Please participate and share this invitation with others. Please record yourselves reading Sekou's poem "Blink Your Eyes". You do not need to record it all in one"perfect" take. We just request that you record yourself reading/performing the entire poem. Any Digital format can be submitted via email,Julia@mappinternation.org or yousendit.com. Some useful info: (1) include your name as you want it to appear in the credits as your contact info. (2) film yourself with the camera in a horizontal (landscape) POV. NO vertical (portrait) perspective.

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Call for Entries: Ferrin Gallery
Application Deadline: February 1
437 North Street
Pittsfield, MA
(413)442-1622

Click here for more information.

Ferrin Gallery seeks 20 artists over and 20 artists under the age of 40 for Ceramic Top 40 I 2013. This exhibition will present the "it" artists currently working in conceptual utilitarian and sculptural ceramics. The show seeks to identify those working on the cutting edge of current processes, ideas, and presentation concepts by both the up-an-coming generation of artists and established artists who are breaking new ground. One artist from the group exhibition will be awarded a solo show during 2014.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES

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