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North Adams Happenings: Feb. 13-19

09:46AM / Wednesday, February 13, 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, February 13 - Tuesday, February 19
SAVE THE DATES  


EVENT

Winterfest
February 23
Downtown North Adams
(413)664-6180
All Day (majority events between 10am-3pm) 
FREE

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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.


EVENT

Margaret A. Hart '35 Scholarship Concert: Featuring TheCambell Brothers 
with guest openers; Zion and MCLA's own Allegrettos
March 2
MCLA Church Street Center
375 Church Street
(413)662-5204
7:30pm 
$10 General Admission/ MCLA Alumni $8/ MCLA faculty and staff $5 MCLA students FREE

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The Campbell Brothers triumphantly headline this year's Margaret Hart Fundraiser. The band, which has been playing together for nearly two decades, is known for their steel lap guitars played in a way you've never heard before! This talented family is rounded out by the gutsy, gospel vocalist, Katie Jackson. Combining traditional African-American gospel music with the electric steel guitars and vocal, The Campbell Brothers are sure to please and provide an entertaining and enlightening evening for all to enjoy.

WEDNESDAY, FEB 13   


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.


EVENT

Green Drinks
Freight Yard Pub
1 Furnace Street #3 (Heritage State Park)
(413)230-7320
5:30pm
FREE

This networking event is a good way to make new contacts or catch up with old friends in an unstructured and simple environment. At 6:30pm there will be a presentation by Judy Grinnell from the Hoosic River Revival. For more information contact Jane Winn at jane@thebeatnews.org.

THURSDAY, FEB 14  


SEMINAR

Green Living Seminar
MCLA Murdock Hall 218
375 Church Street
(413)662-5000
5:30PM
FREE

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This week's presentation will be Green Certification: The Sacred and the Profane. The speakers are R. John Anderson, the principal of Anderson Kim Architecture and Urban Design, and Stephanie Boyd, director of the Williams College Zilkha Center. The presentation will focus on the benefits and drawbacks of certification systems such as LEED for encouraging sustainability.


EVENT

Trivia
Pitchers Mound Pub
218 Ashland Street
(413)663-8390
8pm
FREE

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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

Date Night
MASS MoCA
1040 MASS MoCA Way
(413)662-8500 (for reservations)
8pm 
$65 per couple/ $20 per child/ members $50 per couple/$15 per child


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Celebrate Valentine's Day in style at MASS MoCA. Tour the galleries, make a hand-crafted present for your date and enjoy a candlelit dinner for two in the cafe. Bringing kids? Drop them off at Kidspace for art projects, activities and dinner. Advanced reservations required.

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EVENT

Karaoke
Crystal Hard Hat Saloon
55 Union Street
9pm
FREE

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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 15  


EVENT

19th Annual Father & Daughter Dance
The Eagles
515 Curran Highway
(413)664-8185
5:30-9:30pm
$10 per person

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This semi-formal event is for fathers or father figures and their daughters. There will be a disc jockey, door prizes, raffles and other prizes. A large selection of baked goods and beverages will be available. Because there is limited space available, tickets will not be sold at the door, they are available at Persnickety Toy's on Eagle Street. The committee is asking that people bring a canned good to donate to a local food pantry.


PERFORMANCE

Almost, Maine
Western Gateway Heritage State Park
3 Furnace Street building #4N
(413)664-0161
8pm
Adults $10/ Students & Seniors $8

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"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

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. 


PERFORMANCE

Live Music: Jack Waldheim
Freight Yard Pub
1 Furnace Street #3 (Heritage State Park)
(413)230-7321
8pm
FREE

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If you're interested in Rock-Pop or Alternative-Country music, come down the Freight Yard Pub and listen to Jack Waldheim.

SATURDAY, FEB 16  


PERFORMANCE

Jeff Mangum
MASS MoCA Hunter Center
1040 MASS MoCA Way
(413)662-2111
8pm 
SOLD OUT

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The re-emergence of Jeff Mangum, the singer and principle songwriter of the legendary band Neutral Milk Hotel, has been one of the biggest stories in the indie music world in the last few years. Absence made hearts grow fonder - the few shows he has played since coming out of a period of nearly complete public silence have sold out in minutes around the country. The Music Tapes and Tall Firs will be opening this performance.$1 from each ticket will be donated toChildren of the Blue Sky.

 


PERFORMANCE

Almost, Maine
Western Gateway Heritage State Park
3 Furnace Street building #4N
(413)664-0161

8pm
Adults $10/ Students & Seniors $

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

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

Click here for more information.

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

SUNDAY, FEB 17  


MOVIE

FREE Showing: Back to the Future
North Adams Movieplex
80 Main Street
(413)663-6300
11am
FREE

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This community showing is sponsored by: Messenger Digital Dentistry, WNAW, Zumba in the Berkshires and Partings and Skin Envy. Because seating is limited this is a first come, first served event.


PERFORMANCE

Almost, Maine
Western Gateway Heritage State Park
3 Furnace Street building #4N
(413)664-0161

2pm
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. 

MONDAY, FEB 18  

EVENT

FREE Pool
Artery Lounge
68 Union Street
(413)664-6087
FREE

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Come down and shoot your best at a night of free pool at the Artery Lounge.

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 19  


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.

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."

EXHIBIT

Some Assembly Required
February 2 - September 8, 2013
Albany International Airport Gallery
Albany, NY

Click here for more information.

Many of our DSA friends are featured at the Albany International Airport Gallery. Get to see the work of Laura Christensen, Mary Lum, Michael Oatman, Rich Remsberg, and Anne Roecklein among others! The exhibition is centered around the theme of coll, from the French word coller, meaning 'to glue,'  which has been associated for over a century with the activity of cutting, rearranging, and fastening together assorted materials to make a new composition. Today, access to a dizzying variety of materials, processes and data has provided artists with a deep pool of ingredients to consider.
OPPORTUNITIES  

OPEN CALL

DOWNSTREET ART OPEN CALL

Click here for more information.

DownStreet Art, a program of MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, is pleased to announce an OPEN CALL for artists, curators, performers, and muralists for its sixth edition!
For all the details on how to apply and to download the application form please click on the link above. Opportunities are many to show your work, present a new challenging curatorial project, perform in conjunction with one of the DownStreet Art Thursday and/or to paint a mural downtown North Adams. DSA 2013 will run from June 20 through October 31. There is no application fee and your work will be reviewed and chosen by a curatorial committee which includes representatives and curators from all the major museums in the Berkshire. APPLY NOW!

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

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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.

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