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North Adams Happenings: Jan. 30 - Feb. 5

08:45AM / Wednesday, January 30, 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, January 30 - Tuesday, February 5
SAVE THE DATES  


EVENT

NAMA Snow Ball
February 9
Elks Lodge
100 Eagle Street
(413)652-2462
7:30pm-1am
$10 7:30-9pm/$5 after 9pm

Click here for the Facebook event.

From the creators of the legendary NAMA Prom comes a brand new dance party! Everything you love about the Prom with a cozy winter spin. The NAMA Snow Ball is a night of wild, dress-up fun, flirting, laughing, shenanigans, and dancing till you can't dance no more! From 7:30-9pm partygoers can enjoy abundant hors d'oeuvres, live music, and booze-infused sno-cones, all for just $10. After 9pm the dance party will be in full effect, and the cost goes down to $5 a person. So don your coolest duds and heat up the dance floor with DJ Chris Bigelow from Cloud 9 productions. this event is strictly 21+


EVENT

DIY Valentine Collage and Letterpress workshop
February 9
PRESS Gallery
105 Main Street
10am
Ages 16+
$25 

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Join us for this DIY collage and letterpress workshop. We'll have some of your favorite Valentines phrases set-up and ready to print on your cards. Fee includes our own PRESS Valentine Collage Packs, materials for three special Valentines (Cards and envelopes), some printing and Valentine cookies!

WEDNESDAY, JAN 30  


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 31  

EVENT

MCLA Green Living Seminar Series
Room 218, Murdock Hall, MCLA
375 Church Street
(413)662-5303
5:30pm
FREE

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The director of Strong Towns, Cheles Marohn, will be giving a presentation called "Strong Towns" as part of the Green Living Seminar. The theme of this years seminar is "Place-based prosperity."

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.

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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, FEB 1  


EVENT

MCLA Presents8th Annual Blues and Funk Festival: Maya Acuzena
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.

Maya Azucena returns triumphantly to the MCLA campus for the 8th Annual Blues and Funk Festival. The Brooklyn based singer-songwriter inhibits a musical world of her own creation. In Maya's music, the worlds of blues, funk, hip hop, soul, reggae, and pop joining forces with her profound lyrics, melodies, and irresistible rhythms. Whether performing before an audience of thousands or wiring in solitude, Maya transcends genres and trends. She sings on the universal themes of love, survival, and hope to inspire and empower her audience. 

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EVENT

Public Skate
Peter Foote Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Rink
1267 Church Street
(413)664-8185
8-10pm
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

Open Mic
Parlor Cafe
303 Ashland Street
(413)346-4279
8pm
FREE

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Grab a coffee or tea and try your hand at performing at a new weekly open mic in North Adams. All types of performers welcome. Come to perform or just listen. 


EVENT

Live Music: Dan Hamilton
Freight Yard Pub
Western Gateway Heritage State Park
3 Furnace Street
(413)663-6547
8pm
FREE

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Grab a pint and sit by the fire while listening to the music of Dan Hamilton.

SATURDAY, FEB 2  

YOGA

Yoga 101
Frog Lotus Yoga
189 Beaver Street #207
(413)664-8686
12:30-1:30pm
Special $13 drop-in rate, or $10 for students/seniors.

For more information click here.

There's still time to join Yoga 101! 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 fully explained. Led by Ellen Dilthey whose teaching style is nurturing and reflective of her experience with beginning students of all ages. Call or email atfroglotusdesk@gmail.com. The final session of this workshop will take place on February 9. 


EVENT

MCLA Presents8th Annual Blues and Funk Fest
MCLA Venable Gym 
375 Church Street
(413)664-8718
7:30pm
General Admission $10, MCLA Alumni $8, MCLA faculty and staff and Non-MCLA students $5, MCLA students FREE

Click here for the Facebook event.

Khris Royal is ready to bring his searing New Orleans alternative funk to MCLA for an energetic and fun night of dancing! This electronic saxophonist has emerged as one of the immensely talented acts from the revitalized New Orleans music scene. He has shared the stage with hip hop giants and jazz and funk legends such as Lettuce, Trombone Shorty, George Porter Jr. and more! With a killer debut as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Khris Royal and Dark Matter are sure to please the eyes and ears with their high energy funk and intricate, sophisticated jazz.

MOVIE

Superhuman Happiness
MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413)662-2111
7:30pm
$12 adults/$10 student

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Superhuman Happiness in an apt moniker for this much buzzed-about Brooklyn band that's turning heads with its high-energy live shows and a series of well-received 7-inches and 45s. They dub their sound "physical, cinematic dance rock," but there's some funky '80s electro-meets-afro-beat in the mix as well. Whatever you want to call it, the band's joyful spirit is palpable, vibrating collectively through melody and rhythm. 

LIVE MUSIC

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

Click here for more information. 

Featuring a rotating cast of local musicians, jam band Picky Bastards performs high energy folk, rock, and Americana. 

SUNDAY, FEB 3  


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, FEB 4  

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, FEB 5  


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 at naplib@yahoo.com.


WORKSHOP

Living Well Health WorkshopsEating Right = Being Healthy?
Living Well Chiropractic, Nutrition and Massage
140 Pleasant Street
(413)663-5500
6:30pm 
FREE

Click here for more information.

While you think you eat well, you still may not be getting the nutrients and minerals your body needs! We can determine what you're missing and why? This workshop is free and open to the public. Due to limited space please preregister by calling the number above or Livngwell@vrizon.net.

DSA ON THE ROAD  

EXHIBIT

Here is There
February 2 - March 9
Bennington Museum

75 Main Street, Bennington VT
$10 Adults/ $9 Seniors and Students 18 and over/FREE Children & Students under 18

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Mulherrin's history as a painter goes back to his childhood, however he didn't develop a sense of real commitment or focus until the age of thirty. "Before that painting was something I did; after that it as something I was" states the artist. One the most enjoyable aspect of being an artist, Mulherrin reflects, "Most people have no such record of the evolution of their own psyche. They might have love letters and old photographs. Artists have their work, something tangible, an object they can look at outside of their own head, evidence of their own history and the places their spirit has traveled."

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.

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

Sekou Sundiata Revisited
Application deadline: February 8, 2013

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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

Ferrin Gallery
Application Deadline: February 1, 2013
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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