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North Adams Happenings: Feb. 27 - March 5

08:57AM / Wednesday, February 27, 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 27 - Tuesday, March 5
 
SAVE THE DATE MARCH 28


EVENT

Other Hudson, Chapter 1
Opening Reception March 28
MCLA Gallery 51
51 Main Street
5-7pm
FREE

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Through this exhibition MCLA Gallery 51 aims to explore the work of Hudson Valley contemporary artists and to know what is happening in the arts scene of our neighbor region. Other Hudson Chapter 1 will feature Jack Millard, Claudia McNulty, Jen P. Harris and J. Ryder Cooley. Together their works will form an eclectic view of artists from the Hudson Valley. The exhibition is the first of two shows. The second one will be held in occasion of DownStreet Art kick off on June 20.

WEDNESDAY, FEB 27  


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 atnaplib@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.


PERFORMANCE

A Delightful Quarantine
MCLA Venable Theater
375 Church Street
(413)662-5123
8pm 
$10 general admission/ $5 faculty/ FREE for MCLA students

Click here for more information.

The Spring MainStage production runs February 27-March 2 nightly in Venable Theater at 8pm. "A Delightful Quarantine" by Mark Dunn, directed by Professor Doug Jenkins, is a funny look at what happens when you are confined with strangers. Strange visitors, aka, extra-terrestrial visitors leave a deadly disease that affects seven different households who become unexpectedly quarantined. Join the Fine and Performing Arts department for a evening of e

THURSDAY, FEB 28  

EXHIBIT

Masters in Cardboard
MCLA Gallery 51
51 Main Street
(413)664- 8718
5-7pm
FREE

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Join MCLA Gallery 51 for the opening reception of Masters in Cardboard which will reveal what it takes to re-arrange the entire collection of The Clark Art Institute. When The Clark undertook the largest renovation project of its history, North Adams based artist Andy Davis reproduced their world- renowned collection on cardboard so the curators could plan new installations. Now these cardboard mock-ups are presented as art objects in their own right. An exhibition within the exhibition, Masters in Cardboard will take viewers on an imaginary trip through the Clark's collection.


SEMINAR

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

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This week's presentation will be by the principal of Duany Plater Zyberk & Company, Andres Duany, and the Director of the Growing Healthy Garden Program, Jennifer Munoz.


MEETING

Parks and Recreation Community Meeting
The Jarvis Rockwell Gallery
49 Main Street
6:30-8:30pm 
FREE

Come learn about all of the great park and recreation sites and programs the city has to offer. Help identify opportunities to better meet recreation needs such as: locations of new parks, park maintenance and equipment needs, and new or expanded recreation programs.


PERFORMANCE

A Delightful Quarantine
MCLA Venable Theater
375 Church Street
(413)662-5123
8pm 
$10 general admission/ $5 faculty/ FREE for MCLA students

Click here for more information.

The Spring MainStage production runs February 27-March 2 nightly in Venable Theater at 8pm. "A Delightful Quarantine" by Mark Dunn, directed by Professor Doug Jenkins, is a funny look at what happens when you are confined with strangers. Strange visitors, aka, extra-terrestrial visitors leave a deadly disease that affects seven different households who become unexpectedly quarantined. Join the Fine and Performing Arts department for a evening of e


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.

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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, MAR 1  


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

A Delightful Quarantine
MCLA Venable Theater
375 Church Street
(413)662-5123
8pm 
$10 general admission/ $5 faculty/ FREE for MCLA students

Click here for more information.

The Spring MainStage production runs February 27-March 2 nightly in Venable Theater at 8pm. "A Delightful Quarantine" by Mark Dunn, directed by Professor Doug Jenkins, is a funny look at what happens when you are confined with strangers. Strange visitors, aka, extra-terrestrial visitors leave a deadly disease that affects seven different households who become unexpectedly quarantined. Join the Fine and Performing Arts department for a evening of e


PERFORMANCE

Live Music: Tom Corrigan
Freight Yard Pub
1 Furnace Street #3 (Heritage State Park)
(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.

skatesEVENT

Public Skate
Peter Foote Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Rink 
1267 Church Street
(413)664-8185
3-5pm
Price: 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!

SATURDAY, MAR 2  


EVENT

Bowl-A-Thon Fundraiser
Greylock Bowl and Golf
41 Roberts Drive
(413)663-3761
1-7pm
Four person teams:$25 per member

 

Child Care of the Berkshires' Youth Mentoring Program is hosting its first ever Bowl-A-Thon. Four-person teams can register for $25 per member before the February 28 deadline. Included in the registration fee are shoe costs and up to 3 bowling games in each 1.5 hour time slot. All funds raised will go directly to support the mentoring program.


PERFORMANCE

A Delightful Quarantine
MCLA Venable Theater
375 Church Street
(413)662-5123
2pm & 8pm 
$10 general admission/ $5 faculty/ FREE for MCLA students

Click here for more information.

The Spring MainStage production runs February 27-March 2 nightly in Venable Theater at 8pm. "A Delightful Quarantine" by Mark Dunn, directed by Professor Doug Jenkins, is a funny look at what happens when you are confined with strangers. Strange visitors, aka, extra-terrestrial visitors leave a deadly disease that affects seven different households who become unexpectedly quarantined. Join the Fine and Performing Arts department for a evening of e


PERFORMANCE

Margaret A. Hart '35 Scholarship Concert-Featuring TheCambell Brothers 
guest openers; Zion and MCLA's own Allegrettos

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.

PERFORMANCE

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

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Grab a pint and sit by the fire while listening to Wesley Childer.


PERFORMANCE

Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal
MASS MoCA
1040 MASS MoCA Way
(413)662-2111
8pm 
$39 premium/$29 orchestra/$25 mezzanine/$10 kids under 16

Click here for more information.

The sleek, superb performers of Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal deliver a thrilling fusion of dance styles and expert technique in dances by prominent international choreographers. Night Box, by Canada's provocative Wen Wei Wang, combines ballet with street dance to express love, loss, sensuality, and the joy of urban life. This program is co-presented by Jacob's Pillow, one of the most prestigious professional dance training centers in the U.S.

 

PERFORMANCE

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

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Born and raised in Texas, Danny Whitecotton plays a mix of indie rock and alternative country; writing songs about life, second-chances, ghosts and murder-mysteries. Whitecotton has shown himself as a sorrowful and talented songwriter who doesn't shy away from the darkness of the human struggle or the potential light in everyone.

EVENT

Make It Reggae Dance Party
The Mohawk
30 Marshall Street
9pm
FREE

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Shake off that snow and move and groove with us. The Mohawk will be alive with the sounds of reggae, soul and whatever else moves you feet. We will have a special guest DJ this time around with Amanda Turner (DJ Turnado) bringing the musical heat. So grab a friend or three and come out and enjoy a night of dancing and fun. See you there!

SUNDAY, MAR 3  

 

skatesEVENT

Public Skate
Peter Foote Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Rink 
1267 Church Street
(413)664-8185
3-5pm
Price: 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!


PERFORMANCE

Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal
MASS MoCA
1040 MASS MoCA Way
(413)662-2111
8pm 
$39 premium/$29 orchestra/$25 mezzanine/$10 kids under 16

Click here for more information.

The sleek, superb performers of Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal deliver a thrilling fusion of dance styles and expert technique in dances by prominent international choreographers. Night Box, by Canada's provocative Wen Wei Wang, combines ballet with street dance to express love, loss, sensuality, and the joy of urban life. This program is co-presented by Jacob's Pillow, one of the most prestigious professional dance training centers in the U.S.

 

MONDAY, MAR 4  

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, MAR 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 kids for exciting children's activities and stories at the North Adams Public Library. Suitable for kids ages 1-3.

OPPORTUNITIES  

VENDERS WANTED

Attention Crafters, Artisans and Artists!

The Farmers Market in North Adams, MA is looking for artisans and crafters to attend the 2013 summer Farmers Market.  Any crafter with a food or kitchen-related focus (cutting boards, pottery, aprons, etc.) will be given preference, but others will be considered. Please keep in mind that this is a market for items that are crafted or created by individuals and artists. The market will take place every Saturday from June 29th to October 26th, between 8:00am-12:00pm. Vendors are required to set up by 7:45AM and stay for the entire market. To sign up as a vendor, please email preferred dates and any questions regarding this year's market to Shanali Weeresinghe, shanali.weeresingeh@gmail.com.

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!

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