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+
DIY Valentine Collage and Letterpress workshop February 9
105 Main Street
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
Pre-School Story Time (Ages 3-6) North Adams Public Library
74 Church Street, 2nd Floor (413)662-3133 ext. 14
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
MCLA Green Living Seminar Series Room 218, Murdock Hall, MCLA
375 Church Street (413)662-5303
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
MCLA Presents! 8th Annual Blues and Funk Festival: Maya Acuzena MCLA Venable Gym
375 Church Street (413)662-5204
$15 Festival Pass for both nights! General Admission $10, MCLA Alumni $8, MCLA faculty and staff and Non-MCLA students $5, MCLA students FREE
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.
Public Skate Peter Foote Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Rink
1267 Church Street (413)664-8185
Adults $4/ Children $3/ Seniors $1/ Skate Rental $3
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The final session of this workshop will take place on February 9.
MCLA Presents! 8th Annual Blues and Funk Fest MCLA Venable Gym
375 Church Street (413)664-8718
General Admission $10, MCLA Alumni $8, MCLA faculty and staff and Non-MCLA students $5, MCLA students FREE
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.
Superhuman Happiness MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street (413)662-2111
$12 adults/$10 student
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: Picky Bastards PUBLIC: Eat+Drink
34 Holden Street
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
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
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."
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.
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 email@example.com.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Sekou Sundiata Revisited Application deadline: February 8, 2013
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
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.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
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