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North Adams Happenings: Dec. 11-17

09:47AM / Wednesday, December 11, 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, December 11 - Tuesday, December 17
 
WEDNESDAY, December 11  

EVENT

Tricks of the Trade: Writing Your Song
MCLA Gallery 51
51 Main Street
(413)663-5253
6-7:30pm
FREE

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'Tis the season to make merry, but unfortunately, that also means the same-old holiday jingles are poised to take over the airwaves. Luckily for you, Tricks of the Trade aims to change that! Join this amazing team of musicians as they take you through the steps to writing your very own ditty! Wandering Star Brewery will be providing a cash bar during the event. RSVP by either calling (413) 663 5253, or by emailing us at: jennifer.crowell@mcla.edu.

EVENT

Paved-in in North Adams: Parking Utilization and Development Solutions

Council Chamber, North Adams City Hall
10 Main Street
(413) 662-3000 x3266
4-5pm
FREE

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The public is invited to attend a presentation by an Environmental Planning student group from Williams College. They have been studying vehicular parking conditions in North Adams and have come up with some interesting information and ideas to share with the community.

EVENT

Green Drinks 

Freight Yard Pub
1 Furnace Street, Building #3
(413) 663-6547
5:30pm
FREE

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North Adams Green Drinks are informal, monthly gatherings the 2nd Wednesday of the month starting at 5:30 pm with a 10-15 minute presentation by a special guest at 6:15pm. This month, Berkshire Organizs will make a presentation. Berkshire Organics is a local, family-owned business created to bring area residents and local farms together year-round. The full service market was just named the 1st Right to Know Non-GMO Grocer in North America. Berkshire Organics delivers fresh, local and organic produce and groceries to homes and businesses throughout Berkshire County.

THURSDAY, December 12  

PERFORMANCE

A Honky Tonk Holiday Sing Along
Featuring
The Sweetback Sisters
with
MCLA Allegrettos & Jazz Band & students from the Academy of Charlemont
MCLA Church Street Center
375 Church Street
(413)664-8718
7:30pm
$10 general / $8 MCLA Alumni / $5 MCLA Faculty/Staff & non-MCLA students / FREE for members & MCLA Students

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The Sweetback Sisters triumphantly return to MCLA for our annual Holiday Concert sing along. The rollicking country swing of the Sweetback Sisters is as infectious as it is heartbreaking. Their charismatic charm harkens back to the golden era of both the silver screen cowgirl and the ersatz cowboy stars. The group will have everyone singing along to their upbeat Honky Tonk remakes of Christmas classics in no time.

EVENT

Hometown Holidays
Downtown North Adams 
(413)664-6180
5 – 7pm
FREE

Head downtown each Thursday in December for some holiday fun! Stores will remain open late, and run special holiday activities for all to enjoy. Support local businesses and get into the holiday spirit by joining the Thursday evening festivities!

EVENT

Hot Cocoa with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Shima Boutique and Luma's Muffin n' Mug 
65 and 57 Main Street
(413) 346-1055
5 – 7pm
FREE (but donations to the AYJ fund are encouraged)

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Join friends and neighbors downtown for hot cocoa at Luma's Muffin & Mug anda visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus at Shima Boutique! Photos will be available from Spruce Hill Photography. Donations to the AYJ Fund will be collected during this event.

EVENT

1st Thursday Poetry Open Mic
The Parlor Cafe
300 Ashland Street
(413)346-4279
8pm
FREE

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First Thursday Poetry at the Parlor Cafe features an open mic which starts at 8pm. All poets have approximately 5-10 minutes(or 2 poems) depending on demand.

FRIDAY, December 13  

EVENT

First Baptist Church Live Nativity

First Baptist Church
131 Main Street
(413) 663-3780
5-7:30pm
FREE
 
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Come on down and see a unique nativity scene! A great tradition at FBCNA -- live animals, members in costume, music and readings all combine to make an amazing live nativity scene.

EVENT

The Pink Party!
Eagles Hall
515 Curran Highway
(413)347-6650 
6pm
$20 / kids under 12 are free

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Join the community at the Eagles Hall to raise funds for Lisa Thibert and her family. Lisa is suffering from stage 3 breast cancer. There will be a spaghetti supper, raffles, and DJ and more! Wear pink to show your support.

PERFORMANCE

Mill City Productions presents: Fireside Yuletide
Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Building 4N 
1 Furnace Street
7pm
$4

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"Fireside Yuletide" includes dramatic readings of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "A Charlie Brown Christmas", "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Twas the Night Before Christmas". The production also includes singing of classic holiday songs. Festive holiday refreshments will be served.

PERFORMANCE

Danny Klein's Full House
Drury High School 
1130 Church Street
(413)346-4279
8pm
$10 / $5 for Drury students

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Danny Klein, founding and current bass player for the J. Geils Band, brings his band, Full House to drummer Jim Taft's hometown - North Adams, for a concert event that is sure to shake Drury High off its foundation. A full night of J. Geils Band music will get you dancing, clapping, stomping, sweating and singing along! Local band One Way Out will open. Tickets are available at Berkshire Emporium & Antiques, Eagle St. Music, and at the door.

EVENT

Ugly Sweater Party
North Adams VFW
573 Mohawk Trail
(413) 664-9042
8pm
$4 in advance$6 at the door

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'Tis the season to rock your UGLY sweater! Dress to impress in your holiday worst! Eat, drink, dance, and be merry! Cash prizes for the ugliest sweater.

EVENT

Live Music: Tom Corrigan
Freight Yard Pub
1 Furnace Street, Building #3 (Heritage State Park)
(413)663-6547
8pm
FREE

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Grab dinner with friends and listen to local favorite Tom Corrigan!

Saturday, December 14  

PERFORMANCE

Mill City Productions presents: Fireside Yuletide
Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Building 4N 
1 Furnace Street
2pm and 7pm 
$4

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"Fireside Yuletide" includes dramatic readings of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "A Charlie Brown Christmas", "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Twas the Night Before Christmas". The production also includes singing of classic holiday songs. Festive holiday refreshments will be served.

EVENT

First Baptist Church Live Nativity

First Baptist Church
131 Main Street
(413) 663-3780
5-7:30pm
FREE
 
Click here for more information 
 
Come on down and see a unique nativity scene! A great tradition at FBCNA -- live animals, members in costume, music and readings all combine to make an amazing live nativity scene.

PERFORMANCE

MaryLeigh Roohan & Nathan Rodgers
The Parlor Cafe
300 Ashland Street
(413)346-4279
8pm
FREE

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MaryLeigh Roohan was named the Capital Region's ”Best Female Singer-Songwriter” by Metroland in 2012, Roohan's style shifts seamlessly from sunny indie pop to sultry jazz crooning to heartfelt Americana, Roohan has toured the country in support of her album, "Skin and Bone" which has been raved about in The Times Union, and the Saratogian, among others.Roohan is making a special stop in North Adams at the Parlor Cafe next Saturday. Nathan Rogers, no stranger to the Northern Berkshires will open with his blend of heart wrought songs.

PERFORMANCE

Body/Head:Kim Gordon & Bill Nace
MASS MoCA's Hunter Center
1040 MASS MoCA Way
(413)662-2111
8pm
$20 in advance / $25 day of

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Since cutting the first Sonic Youth demos three decades ago, Gordon has delivered a new boundary-breaking project every year, in every manner of art and music. She comes to MASS MoCA with her latest—a Syd Barrett era—Pink Floyd-inspired, deeply improvisational duo, Body/Head, that pairs her propelling guitar and vocals with free-noise guitarist Bill Nace.

EVENT

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

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Grab a pint and sit by the fire while listening to an evening if Irish music courtesy of the J.P. Muprhy Band!

Sunday, December 15  

EVENT

All You Can Eat Breakfast with Santa!
Houghton Mansion
172 Church Street
8am – 11:30am
$7 for adults / $4 for children under 10

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Head to the Houghton Mansion for a festive all-you-can-eat breakfast with a special guest – Santa Claus!

EVENT

 

First Baptist Church Live Nativity
First Baptist Church
131 Main Street
(413) 663-3780
2-4:30pm
FREE
 
Click here for more information 


Come on down and see a unique nativity scene! A great tradition at FBCNA -- live animals, members in costume, music and readings all combine to make an amazing live nativity scene.

EVENT

Mill City Productions presents: Fireside Yuletide
Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Building 4N 
1 Furnace Street
2pm
$4

Click here for more information

"Fireside Yuletide" includes dramatic readings of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "A Charlie Brown Christmas", "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Twas the Night Before Christmas". The production also includes singing of classic holiday songs. Festive holiday refreshments will be served.

Monday, December 16

 

TRIVIA

Eat + Think Trivia
PUBLIC eat+drink
34 Holden Street
(413)664-4444
8:30 pm
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, December 17  

MOVIES

$5 Tuesdays!
North Adams Movieplex
86 Main Street
(413)663-6300
All Day
$5 non-3D movies/$6.50 3D movies

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$5 Tuesdays are back! Come down to the North Adams Movieplex with the family for cheap movies! Shows- Friday, 12/13 @ 7pm, Saturday, 12/14 @ 2pm & 7pm and Sunday, 12/15 @ 2pm

OPPORTUNITIES   

December 15th 
Mill City Productions auditions for "The Good Doctor" by Neil Simon
Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Building 4N 
1 Furnace Street
6:30pm
FREE

 
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Adults of all ages & experience levels are invited to audition. There are a limited number of roles that may be appropriate for high school aged students as well. Auditioners will be asked to read scenes from the play; no prepared monologues are necessary. Rehearsals will start after the holidays in early January, and performances are scheduled for March 2014. Due to the structure of the play- 10 minute vignettes- a flexible number of actors is needed and a minimal time commitment is required. The production will be directed by Tara Johnson.

Job Opportunities: 

MCLA Assistant Professor: Fine & Performing Arts -Arts Management

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The Department of Fine and Performing Arts is currently accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track, Assistant Professor position beginning September 1, 2014. This unique program is one of the few in the nation and one of the only public programs in New England, and is jointly sponsored by the FPA, Business, and English/Communications departments. Students gain exposure to visual art, music, and theatre, and then consider these disciplines in relation to broader issues in arts management. The program is highly interactive, combining theory and practice; coursework is enriched and extended through opportunities for hands-on learning through campus cultural programs, including the MCLA Presents! performing arts series, MCLA Gallery 51 on Main Street in North Adams, and B-HIP, an imm, upper-level arts management internship program. Faculty and students also work in conjunction with the many outstanding cultural institutions of the Berkshire, including MASS MoCA, Shakespeare and Co., and the Normal Rockwell Museum, among others.

 

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