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North Adams Happenings: Feb. 5-11

09:51AM / Wednesday, February 05, 2014
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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 5- Tuesday, February 11
SAVE THE DATE Saturday, February 15th 


EVENT

WinterFest
Downtown North Adams

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Shake off those winter blues! Come warm up with a cozy camp fire, s'mores, clam chowder competition, ice-sculpting and much more! This downtown wintery celebration is one for the entire family.

WEDNESDAY, February 5  

EVENT

North Adams Public Library: Preschool Story Time
Youth Services Department, 2nd floor
74 Church Street
(413) 662- 3133 ext. 14
10:30 AM
FREE

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Bring your preschooler (ages 3-6) to the second floor of the public library for story time! For more information, email naplib@yahoo.com.

EVENT

Public Ice Skating
Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Skating Rink
1267 South Church Street
(413) 664-8185
1-2:50 PM
$3 children/ $4 adults

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Trying to find a way to enjoy a winter time activity? Head on over to the Veteran's Memorial Skating rink, strap on some skates and make your way around the rink! This family friendly activity is a great way to get active during these cold months, and a fun adventure for the kids. And if you don't have your own skates it's not a problem! You can rent a pair for only $4.

EVENT

Let's Dance!
with Mieke Kohl at SOMA
Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts#407
243 Union Street
(413)626-2463
5:30-6:30pm 
Suggested donation: $8-$12

 
Let's Dance is a freestyle dance party, no skill or experience necessary.  After a short warm-up we'll allow the fun, funky, enticing music to move our bodies.  Join us in this relaxed, judgement-free zone for a great workout.  Experience the joy and exhilaration that comes from dancing freely.Lights will be dimmed, no one will be watching, and the wood floor is heated. (Barefoot or non-marking indoor shoes only.) RSVP's welcome, or just drop in.

EVENT

Are We Missing the News?
Milne Public Library
1095 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
(413) 458-5369
5:30 - 8 PM
FREE

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Are you disturbed that our North Berkshire region has abruptly lost its two print news media in mid-January, The Transcript and The Advocate? If so, please come to a public forum to discuss what our Berkshire communities might do about it. Please RSVP to wpdensmore@gmail.com. Visit the link above for more information and weather-related updates.

EVENT

Drury vs. Lee Girls Basketball
Drury High School
1130 Church Street
(413) 662-3240 ext. 5362
7:30 PM
$5 General


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Cheer on the Lady Blue Devils as they face off against the Lee.

THURSDAY, February 6  

EVENT

MCLA Green Living Seminar: New England's Food System
Murdock Hall, Room 218
375 Church Street
(413) 662-6000
5:30 PM

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Margaret Sova McCabe, University of New Hampshire, Professor of Law will be presenting on the policies for the future of New England's food system.

EVENT

McCann vs. Holyoke Catholic Boys Basketball
McCann Technical High School
70 Hodges Cross Road
(413) 663-5383
7 PM
$5 general

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Watch the Hornets go head-to-head against Holyoke Catholic High School.

EVENT

Trivia Night at The Pitcher's Mound
The Pitcher's Mound Pub
218 Ashland Street
(413) 663- 8390
8:30 PM
FREE

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Do you enjoy a good game of trivia? How about a competitive crowd? If so be Mound bound on Thursday night as trivia returns! Eat great food and enjoy an ice cold beer as you test your knowledge of worldly facts.

FRIDAY, February 7  

EVENT

Community Yoga Classes
Frog Lotus Yoga
189 Beaver Street, Suite #207
(413)664-8686
6-7:15 PM
$5 suggested donation.

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Come enjoy our beautiful studio space and connect with the kula - or local community - through yoga! These are open doors classes welcome to all levels and fitness abilities. Restorative Yoga is for those looking for a more relaxed approach to yoga, focusing on muscle release, relaxation and full restoration. Our regular Community Yoga will vary in response to the group. This is a fun upbeat class for everybody, every level, and every wallet!

EVENT

McCann vs. Cathedral Girls Basketball
McCann Technical High School
70 Hodges Cross Road
(413) 663-5383
7 PM
$5 general

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Cheer on McCann as they compete against Cathedral High School from Springfield, MA.

EVENT

Drury vs. Monument Mountain Girls Basketball
Drury High School
1130 Church Street
(413) 662-3240 ext. 5362
7 PM
$5 General

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Root for the home team as they face off against the Monument Mountain Spartans.

PERFORMANCE

MCLA Presents! 9th Annual Blues and Funk Festival-Day One
Jesse Dee
MCLA Venable Gym
375 Church Street
413-664-8718
7:30 PM
$10 general/ $8 MCLA Alumni/ $5 MCLA Faculty/Staff & non-MCLA students/ FREE members & MCLA Students

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Head to MCLA and check out Jesse Dee! With his warm and honest sound, his instantly memorable melodies and positive, slice-of-life lyrics (evoking the heyday of the Brill Building songwriters), Jesse expertly updates soul music for contemporary audiences.

EVENT

Open Mic Night at The Parlor Café
The Parlor Cafe
303 Ashland Street
(413) 346-4279
8 PM
FREE/Donations accepted

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Interested in listening to some fantastic local talent? Head on over to The Parlor Café, have a coffee, tea, or beer while you enjoy poetry, music, and so much more in the relaxing company of friends.

SATURDAY, February 8  

PERFORMANCE

MCLA Presents! 9th Annual Blues and Funk Festival-Day Two Walter "Wolfman” Washington
MCLA Venable Gym
375 Church Street
413-664-8718
7:30 PM
$10 general/ $8 MCLA Alumni/ $5 MCLA Faculty/Staff & non-MCLA students/ FREE members & MCLA Students

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Walter "Wolfman" Washington has been an icon on the New Orleans music scene for decades. His searing guitar work and soulful vocals have defined the Crescent City's unique musical hybrid of R&B, funk, and the blues since he formed his first band in the 1970's. Don't miss night two as the Wolfman takes us on a blues filled journey of his hits from the 1950's to today.

PERFORMANCE

MASS MoCA Live Event: Mortified
Club B-10
1040 MASS MoCA Way
(413)662-2111 x18pm
8 PM
$20 reserved/ $12 advance/ $16 day of/ $10 students

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Hailed as a "cultural phenomenon” by Newsweek and celebrated by This American Life, Mortified is a comic excavation of teen angst artifacts. Journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories, and more are shared by their original authors before total strangers.

PERFORMANCE

Freight Yard Pub Musician: JP Murphy Band
Freight Yard Pub
3 Furnace Street
(413) 663-6547
8 PM
FREE

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Come enjoy the JP Murphy Band, while you keep warm by the fire!

EVENT

DJ Rebel Beat Sound System: Reggae Soul Dance Party
The Parlor Café
303 Ashland Street
(413) 346-4279
8-11:30 PM
FREE/Donations will be accepted

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Come celebrate Bob Marley's birthday with a great group of folks at the Parlor Café! Rebel Beat Sound System is back again with the best reggae, soul and mod rock and roll to get your feet a moving and put a smile on your face. Grab a friend and come spend a great night together!

SUNDAY, February 9  

EVENT

Community Yoga Classes
Frog Lotus Yoga
189 Beaver Street, Suite #207
(413)664-8686
4:30-5:45 PM
$5 suggested donation

Click here for more information 

Come enjoy our beautiful studio space and connect with the kula - or local community - through yoga! These are open doors classes welcome to all levels and fitness abilities. Restorative Yoga is for those looking for a more relaxed approach to yoga, focusing on muscle release, relaxation and full restoration. Our regular Community Yoga will vary in response to the group. This is a fun upbeat class for everybody, every level, and every wallet!

MONDAY, February 10  

EVENT

Drury Boys Varsity Basketball
Drury High School
1130 Church Street
(413) 662-3240 ext. 5362
7:30 PM
$5 General

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Come out and root for the hometown team! Cheer on Drury as they battle Pittsfield High School for the win.

TUESDAY, February 11  

EVENT

North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time
Youth Services Department, 2nd floor
74 Church Street
(413) 662- 3133 ext. 14
10:30 AM
FREE

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Bring your toddler (ages 1-3) to the second floor of the library for playtime! For more information, email naplib@yahoo.com.

EVENT

Common Folk: Ted Talk Tuesdays
The Parlor Cafe
303 Ashland Street
(413) 346-4279
8 PM
FREE/Donations accepted

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Ted Talks, a series of informational lectures will be screened at the Parlor Café. This month's theme is education! Stop in, and have your mind blown with all sorts of facts and information that you may never have known otherwise. These talks will culminate with guest lecturer, education professor Dana Rapp of MCLA discussing the state of education in the United States.


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!

From Our Neighbors  

EVENT

Tricks of the Trade:The Art Gallery of Tomorrow
IS 183
13 Willard Hill Rd, Stockbridge, MA
(413) 663-5253
6pm
FREE

Click here for more information 
Click here for the Facebook Event Page 

We are living in a digital world. How are Art Galleries adjusting to less people visiting their galleries and how have they come to incorporate the digital into their plans for the future. Come here local Gallery owners talk about these new trends and challenges.

Panelists are:
Susan Jennings, Ursa Major
Lauren Clark, Lauren Clark Fine Art
Melanie Mowinski, PRESS Gallery

Moderated by Leslie Ferrin, Ferrin Gallery

The program is part of the Tricks of the Trade professional seminar series by the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center. The program is free but pre-registration is required. Please contact Jen Crowell, BCRC Program Coordinator at jennifer.crowell@mcla.edu or 413-663-5253.

OPPORTUNITIES  

WinterFest Volunteers Needed
North Adams WinterFest
Downtown North Adams
February 15, 2014

The North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events is looking for a group of volunteers to help staff WinterFest activities. Responsibilities include monitoring the community camp fire, monitoring chowder tasting sites, and helping to set up for WinterFest on February 14th. Please call or email the Office of Tourism if you can lend a hand for an hour or two. (413)664-6180 or tourism@northadams-ma.gov

Berkshire Hill Internship Program
Summer 2014 - Applications available now!

Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP) is an intensive twelve-week arts management internship course structured to integrate theoretical concepts and real-world experience.

B-HIP runs in the Summer and it combines an internship component with a seminar in arts management, talk-backs with the area's leading arts professionals, and full participation in cultural events throughout Berkshire County (Western Massachusetts). Each internship is hand-tailored to suit each interns' needs, interests and talents. Former interns have worked at institutions such as The Clark Art Institute, MASS MoCA, the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Shakespeare and Company, and more! $100 weekly stipend and housing provided. Undergrad and grad credits available. Scholarship opportunities are also available. More info and application form at http://www.mcla.edu/b-hip. Application Deadline March 1, 2014.

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Kidspace Volunteers Needed
MASS MoCA, Kidspace
1040 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 662-2111

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Staff needed for public hours in the Kidspace gallery, encouraging and assisting children in art-making. They can be responsible for clean-up and locking the facilities at the end of their shift. Kidspace volunteers must be able to work unsupervised and have a demonstrated interest in working with children. Kidspace volunteers must be willing to work alone, learn about the works on view, and offer a welcoming presence to visitors.

MASS MoCA Internship Opportunities
Application Deadline: March 1, 2014

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Marketing & Public Relations: You will work directly with the Director of Communications. You will touch upon all aspects of publicizing the organization including representing MASS MoCA at regional events and festivals, writing press releases, giving press tours, preparing press packets, postering, researching new forums for publicity, and assisting with public outreach and special events.

 

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