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North Adams Happenings: Feb. 6-12

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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, February 6 - Tuesday, February 12
SAVE THE DATE FEBRUARY 23


EVENT

Winterfest
Downtown North Adams
(413)664-6180
All Day (majority events between 10am-3pm) 
FREE

Click here for more information.

Shake off the winter blues at North Adams' WinterFest! The North side of Main Street will be closed to make way for a full day of family-friendly activities, which will include  ice sculpting, horse drawn wagon rides, a winter play area, a community camp fire, winter-themed art projects, and much more! As always, between 12 and 2 the public is invited to taste chowders offered up by  area eateries and vote for their favorite. The day will end with a skate party at the North Adams Skating Rink. Performances, vendors, and events are added daily, so email tourism@northadams-ma.gov for a full schedule.

WEDNESDAY, FEB 6   


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 at naplib@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.


EVENT

North Adams Tourism & Community Events Public Meeting
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 interesting 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. Please RSVP to the email above if you plan to attend.

THURSDAY, FEB 7  

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, FEB 8  

skates
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

nBCC's Forum to Focus on Attracting Primary Care Physicians
First Baptist Church
131 Main Street
(413)663-7588
10am-12pm
FREE

Click here for more information. 

The Northern Berkshire community will once again gather together to discuss important issues facing its residents. On Friday, nBCC's monthly forum will focus on the challengers of being an underserved community for primary care medical services. Our community is currently facing challenges recruiting primary care physicians. Also note that the organizers of the Friendship Center Food Pantry at 43 Eagle Street ask friends who attend the nBCC forums to please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the pantry. 


PERFORMANCE

Almost, Maine
Western Gateway Heritage State Park
3 Furnace Street

8pm
Adults $10/ Students & Seniors $8

Click here for more information. 

"Almost, Maine" is set on a cold, clear moonless night in the middle of winter, where all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. 


PERFORMANCE

LeeSaar The Company: grass and jackals
MASS MoCA, Hunter Center
1040 MASS MoCA Way
(413)662-2111
8pm 
$15 general admission/ $10 students/ 10% discount for members

Click here for more information.

Emerging from four years of research exploring how to translate the extreme conditions of military life to the stage, grass and jackals - a new dance piece and light spectacle featuring choreography by Lee Sher and Saar Harari and lighting by Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi) - constantly pushes the physical and emotional boundaries of both performers and viewers. The piece moves from one climax to the next, featuring music that creates an atmosphere of an unknown terrain. The climaxes are alternately silent, violent, intimate, wild, lonely, and exposed, and showcase the dancers' extraordinary performance abilities.


EVENT

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

Click here for more information. 

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: Tom Corrigan
Freight Yard Pub
Western Gateway Heritage State Park
3 Furnace Street
(413)663-6547
8pm
FREE

Click here for more information. 

Grab a pint and sit by the fire while listening to the music of Tom Corrigan.

SATURDAY, FEB 9  


EVENT

Mass MoCA FREE DAY
1040 Mass MoCA Way
(413)662-2111
11am 
FREE

Click here for more information.

 

The only thing better than a day at Mass MoCA is a FREE day at Mass MoCA! There will be activities, tours, performances, and more for friends of all ages to enjoy!

 


EVENT

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

Click here for more information.

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!

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.

Click here for more information.

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

Lyda's Llamas Relay For Mardi Gras Fundraiser
Freight Yard Pub, Western Gateway Heritage State Park
3 Furnac Street
(413)663-6547
7-10:30pm
$10

Click here for more information.

Help fight cancer and have a blast doing it. Join us for a Mardi Gras celebration with beads, masks, a buffet, DJ Elixir & DJ IAmSam, raffles and more!


EVENT

NAMA Snow Ball
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+


PERFORMANCE

Almost, Maine
Western Gateway Heritage State Park
3 Furnace Street

8pm
Adults $10/ Students & Seniors $8

Click here for more information. 

"Almost, Maine" is set on a cold, clear moonless night in the middle of winter, where all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. 


EVENT

Live Music: J.P Murphy Band
Freight Yard Pub
Western Gateway Heritage State Park
3 Furnace Street
(413)663-6547
8pm
FREE

Click here for more information. 

Enjoy a night of music and food with family and friends. 


EVENT

PsychEdelic Latin Dance Party with Chicha Libre
MASS MoCA, Hunter Center
87 Marshall Street
(413)662-2111
8pm 
$10 advance/ $14 day of/ free for kids under 12

Click here for more information.

Combining Latin rhythms, surf music, and psychedelic pop inspired by Peruvian music from Lima and the Amazon, Chicha Libre is a party waiting to erupt wherever they play. The Brooklyn-based band mixes up covers of forgotten Chicha classics with French-tinged originals, reinterpretations of 70s pop gems, and wild cumbia versions of songs you thought you'd never hear on the dance floor.

LIVE MUSIC

Live Music: Jim Witherell & Pete Boyd
PUBLIC: Eat+Drink
34 Holden Street
(413)664-4444
9pm
FREE

Click here for more information. 

Musicians Jim Witherell and Pete Boyd perform a broad selection of tunes ranging from Top 40 through class rock and blues.

SUNDAY, FEB 10  

YOGA

Cardio Yoga 
Frog Lotus Yoga
189 Beaver Street #207
(413)664-8686
10-11:15am
$15 drop-in rate/ $10 for students/seniors.

For more information click here.

Power through winter months with Cardio Yoga!  This invigorating class will get your heart rate going and your mind flowing as you repeat dynamic Sun Salutations for sets of 15 minutes.  Join Stephanie and she will lead you through a brief warm-up, set you up for each challenging Vinyasa Flow, then pump up the music to let your mind-body connection thrive!  Each class concludes with a cool-down and well-deserved savasana. This class runs each Sunday in February. 


PERFORMANCE

Almost, Maine
Western Gateway Heritage State Park
3 Furnace Street

8pm
Adults $10/ Students & Seniors $8

Click here for more information. 

"Almost, Maine" is set on a cold, clear moonless night in the middle of winter, where all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. 


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 11  

BENEFIT

Cops for Kids with Cancer Benefit Dinner
Bounti Fare
200 Howland Street
(413)743-0193
4-7pm
FREE

Click here for facebook event. 

Join local police officer Andrew Homestead and the Arabia family for a fundraiser Spaghetti Supper to raise money for Cops for Kids with Cancer. Officer Homestead is running in this year's Boston Marathon for the Charity Cops for Kids with Cancer in recognition of Anna Arabia.
Cops for Kids with Cancer is a non-profit organization that donates $5000 to families in need across New England to help them care for a child with cancer.

TRIVIA

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

Click here for more information. 

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 12  


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.


WORKSHOP

Photo 101
MCLA Murdock Hall Room 202
375 Church Street
(413)776-9353
5:30pm 
$45 in advance/ $50 day of event

Click here for more information.

This class is basic enough to help acquaint the most novice photographer (or new camera owner) to the world of photography and yet can challenge long-time shutterbugs as they are introduced to more advanced techniques. Subject matter includes: understanding exposure, basic camera controls, how your camera works, understanding light, composition, and specific techniques for specific situations.


WORKSHOP

Intro to Living Well Health Workshops Purification/Detox program
Living Well Chiropractic, Nutrition and Massage
140 Pleasant Street
(413)663-5500
6:30pm 
FREE

Click here for more information.

 

What's gotten into us? Every day we are exposed to and consume chemicals, pesticides etc., learn how to effectively purify your body with Living Well's purification program! 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

Click here for the Facebook event.

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  

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Winterfest Volunteers Needed!

The Office of Tourism & Community Events is in need of volunteers to lend a hand during our annual WinterFest, happening February 23rd in downtown North Adams. Volunteers are primarily needed for set up and staffing of the ChowderFest Competition. We will have shifts from 11-1, and 1-3. We will also need a few volunteers throughout the day, anytime between 8am and 4pm. If interested contact Veronica Bosley at (413)664-6180 or tourism@northadams-ma.gov.

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

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.

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