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North Adams Happenings: Nov. 15-21

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Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 
11/21
CHERISH
Freight Yard Pub, 1 Furnace St
5pm-7pm
Free
for more information

An exhibition of new artwork by Misa Chappell on view through January 6, 2018.
11/22
Annual Downtown Tree Lighting
Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown, North Adams! The rain date will be Friday, December 1st.

We'll kickoff the evening at the tree by the First Baptist Church at the top of Main Street with a few words of thanks from some familiar faces before hitting the switch and lighting up Main Street with thousands of twinkling lights.

Next our friends, the Drury High School Band, will lead Santa & Mrs. Claus to join us with festive holiday tunes to hand out goody bags for all the kids!
This also kicks off the holiday shopping season! Don't miss the great holiday deals and events happening at your favorite local retailers, restuarants and other local businesses!

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Berkshire Bank, Greylock Federal Credit Union, MountainOne Bank, Cascade Art Supplies, and the City of North Adams.

A very special THANK YOU to our friends at the First Baptist Church, MASS MoCA and the Drury High School Band and Bandfront for helping to make the evening so special!
11/30
Gallery 51's 99 Cents Show 2017
MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main Street
5pm-7pm
for more information

Join MCLA's Gallery 51 for the annual "99 Cent Affordable Art Show" on November 30, from 5pm-7pm. 

The “99 Cents Affordable Art Show” celebrates the artwork of local and regional artists and may include ceramics, jewelry, paintings, prints, book arts, photography, fibers and much more. All work will be priced between 99 cents and $99.99 and will be available to take home on the day of purchase. This is a perfect opportunity to get some of your holiday shopping done for the art-lover in your life! 

Please note that MCLA Gallery 51 will be closed Sunday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) and Monday, December 25 (Christmas Day). The gallery will reopen on Tuesday, December 26.

Refreshments will be served.
 

Wednesday November 15th

 
Preschool Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 am
Free!
for more information

Toddler storytime and songs at the North Adams Public Library in Youth Services Department is held for ages 3 to 6 years old, siblings welcome. Several stories will be read and there is time to share ideas and thoughts as well as complete a craft.
 
UNITY's Teen Writing Workshop
nbCC Conference Room, 61 Main Street, North Adams
(413) 663-7588
5 - 7 pm
Free

An after school writing program for teens of all writing experiences. Teens will hone in on their skill with professional local writers and peers. For more information, call Tim at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at (413) 663-7588.
Northern Berkshire Branch - Wellness Wednesday
YMCA, 22 Brick Yard Court
413-663-6529
1pm-3pm
Free
for more information

Join us for a mini health fair in our Welcome Center lobby. Open to the public.
Vessels for Change
Bright Idea Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way
sboydworks@gmail.com
7pm- 9pm
Free to attend (pay for any purchases)
for more information

Over 60 area artists are joined their creative forces to make over 100 hand-painted ceramic mugs in support of the Berkshire Immigrant Center. The project, Vessels for Change, will culminate at a celebration at Bright Ideas Brewing on Wednesday, November 15 from 7-9 pm. These mugs will be filled with beer before going home with their lucky new owners.

Vessels for Change raised over $10,000, equivalent to approximately 5% of the Berkshire Immigrant Center’s annual budget. The Center’s Director Brooke Mead says this donation will be a game changer.

The mission of the Berkshire Immigrant Center is to assist individuals and families in making the economic, psychological, and cultural adjustments to a new land. Each year they provide assistance to over 800 individuals from more than 80 countries.

We hope you will join us. If you want more information or to help, please contact Stephanie Boyd, sboydworks@gmail.com or one of the program organizers.

Program Organizers: Stephanie Boyd, Gail Sellers, Phil Sellers, Suzy Konecky, Laura Christensen, Orion Howard, Amrita Lash, Sandra Thomas
 

Thursday November 16th

 
Public Policy Lecture: Jeffrey Toobin
Church Street Center, Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium
413.662.5224
7 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public

A high-profile senior analyst for CNN and staff writer for The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin is one of the country’s most esteemed experts on politics, media and the law. With unparalleled journalistic skill, Toobin has provided analysis on some of the most provocative and important events of our time. The author of critically acclaimed best sellers, Toobin delved into the historical, political and personal inner workings of the Supreme Court and its justices in his books The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court and The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court.

Toobin’s latest best-selling book, American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst, was released to considerable acclaim in August 2016. The book examines the 1974 kidnapping of Patty Hearst, granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, by the Symbionese Liberation Army. The astonishing, theatrical details of the saga are firmly bound to a tangible reality, aided by more than a hundred interviews and thousands of previously secret documents. Toobin allows readers to peek into the past – right into one of the most insane eras of American history. The book has already been optioned for film by Fox 2000. His book, The Run of His Life: The People vs. O. J. Simpson, was the basis for the acclaimed mini-series on FX, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Travolta and Sarah Paulson.
To Bless The Space Between Us
MCLA Design Lab, 49 Main Street
6pm
Free 
for more information

We are starting a new tradition. 

Join us for the closing ceremony of To Bless The Space Between Us a exhibit showcasing work that responds to the theme of addiction. 

Common Folk's mission is to inspire creativity, support local and emerging creators, and positively contribute to our community. This exhibit meets all aspects of this mission.

We especially seek artists who are in the process of dealing with their own addictions. In an effort to stamp out the stigma that plagues individuals who seek recovery, we encourages artists to explore how art can be a catalyst for change within themselves and within the community. 
 
A Thankful Evening Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 am
Free!
for more information

A Thankful Evening Storytime. Thursday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m. at the North Adams Library, 74 Church Street, North Adam. Join the Family Center and the Children’s Librarian. We will read stories about being thankful. We will also enjoy a seasonal art activity, special snack and a stuff the turkey game! Ideal for children 18 months to 5 years old, siblings welcome. This is a FREE, drop in event. Call the Family Center at 413-664-4821 or NAPL 413-662-3133, ext. 14 for more information.
 
After-School Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River St.
(413) 663-7588 Ext. 22
4 - 5 pm
Free
for more information

Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy Snack, Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Computer Access and Creative Activities.

 

 

Friday November 17th

 
nbCC Monthly Forum: Reintegration
First Baptist Church, 131 Main Street
413-663-7588
10 AM – Noon
Free
for more information

The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition monthly forum will be held at the First Baptist Church. The topic this month will focus on the need of people as they are reintegrated into the community after incarceration. Successful re-entry into the community requires that correctional facilities, community based service organizations, and community justice programs work together to meet the needs of this population. The organizers of the Friendship Center Food Pantry ask friends who attend the nbCC forums to please bring a non-perishable healthy food item for donation to the pantry.
Weekly Trivia Night
The SereniTea Cafe, 303 Ashland St
(413) 346-4624
8 pm
Free
for more information

Team sign ups at 8, trivia starts at 8:30! Topic: 90s television

Bar food menu offering:
- Wing Dings
- BBQ wings
- Buffalo wings
- Chili
- Chili cheese fries
- Steak fries
- Nachos
- Pigs in a blanket
- Churros

Plus we'll have all of our cafe drinks, and ice cream sundaes available.
Underground Sounds: Community Open Mic with guest speaker AMMO
ROOTS Teen Center, 43 Eagle Street
6:30pm
Free
for more information

Come one, come all! ROOTS presents Underground Sounds: An Open Mic series geared toward folks of all ages and open to the community. Come perform with us: poets, musicians, artists, magicians, and all of the like, and enjoy a night of awesomly talented individuals! All art forms are welcome.

Special guest: AMMO from MTV's The Challenge and The Real World will host a conversation about bullying and stigma particularly in the trans/GNC community. 

Sign ups start at 6:30pm. Come early to make sure you get on the list. And don't forget to invite and share this with your friends!

Free Admission, but donations are strongly encouraged!

There will be a taco bar this time, folks!
Karaoke Night
State St. Tavern, 167 State St.
9pm-1am
Free
for more information

Karaoke! Every Friday night from 9pm – 1am.
 

Saturday November 18th

 
FESTIVE @ Greylock WORKS
Greylock WORKS, 508 State Road
work@greylockworks.com
10:30AM – 5:30PM
$21.83/groups of 4 admission
for more information

FALL INTO THE BERKSHIRES @ Greylock WORKS
Immerse in beautiful and delicious handcrafted gifts at Greylock WORKS’ 2017 FESTIVE! A new holiday market celebrating the unique magic of the Northern Berkshires and beyond.
Set in an expansive, light-filled mill, the festival marketplace will offer music, food crafters, local farmers, fermenters and distillers, and the region’s best artisans and textile curators.
Come discover all your holiday gifts and desires, and stay for demonstrations and workshops that invite visitors to share in the stories and skills of our artisans.
Artist Talk & Workshop
Outside Gallery, 10 Ashland St.
work@greylockworks.com
5pm-7pm
Free
for more information

Outside is pleased to present interactive and site specific installation, "Life in Velocity Gradients," featuring artist in resident Katie Bullock. Watch the exhibition unfold throughout the weeks of November, while the artist works on site during the weekends of Nov 4-5, Nov 18-19, and Dec 2-3. 

Join us Sat. Nov 18 for our artist talk and workshop, in which the public will be invited to partake and engage through dialogue and physical arrangement of the installation. 

Free admission.
90's Karaoke Night
The SereniTea Cafe, 303 Ashland St
(413) 346-4624
8 pm
Free
for more information

Karaoke night at the SereniTea Cafe
Mateo Lopez, Lee Serle, & Maya Zbib
MASS MoCA Hunter Center, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
8 PM
$10 Students, $14 Advance, $20 Day of, $5 Members
for more information

Australian choreographer Lee Serle, Colombian visual artist Mateo López, and Lebanese theater director Maya Zbib all come together for a hands-on theater-and-sculpture piece that explores consumerism and individualism in America today. Co-presented with Jacob's Pillow Dance. MASS MoCA
 
 
 

Monday November 20th

 
Figure Drawing Collective
Makers' Mill 73 Main Street
413-749-2073
7pm-9pm
$5 members, $10 drop in
for more information

Be part of a new figure drawing collective starting up at Makers’ Mill. Sessions will run every Monday and will focus on long poses, and include a warm up consisting of several short poses. We’ll be bringing in local models and a local, figure drawing instructor who will drop-in as available. Get in at the ground level to shape the direction this collective takes. Bring your own lap board, paper, pencils, and creative energy!
 

Tuesday November 21st

 
Toddler Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 am
Free!
for more information

Toddler storytime and songs at the North Adams Public Library in Youth Services Department is held for ages birth to 3 years old, siblings welcome.  One to two stories are read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.
After-School Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River St.
(413) 663-7588 Ext. 22
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
for more information

Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy Snack, Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Computer Access and Creative Activities.
Youth Leadership Program
nbCC Conference Room, 61 Main Street, North Adams
(413) 663-7588
5 - 7 pm
Free
for more information

Offers teens a platform to design original service projects that will positively impact the community. Teens will craft their leadership skills and discuss the needs they see in their community. For more information, call Tim at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at (413) 663-7588.
 

From Our Neighbors

 
Thursday 11/16

Trivia Night at The Log w/ Ephs at The Clark
The Log, 78 Spring St, Williamstown
(413) 655-1300
8 pm
Free
for more information

Come visit us at the Log at 78 Spring Street in Williamstown and join us for some mental escapades as we tickle your trivia knowledge with our set of quizzical questions! This week will feature special guest hosts, Ephs at the Clark!

The event will occur weekly and is open to the entire community! It will feature different guest host each week with five rounds of questions. We look forward to seeing you and your friends at the Log!
Saturday 11/18

David Grover's Free Children's Concert
The Garage,  111 South Street, Pittsfield
413-997-4444
11 AM
Free
for more information

David Grover is a Berkshires favorite who led Arlo Guthrie’s band for many years. David has performed and written with many talented musicians, including Pete Seeger and Doc Watson. His ability to connect with people of all ages creates a powerful sense of unity, and is a rousing crowd-pleaser. David will be performing accompanied by his daughter Jessica on bass.

Call the Box Office to reserve your free tickets: 413-997-4444.
6 tickets per transaction.

Sunday 11/19

Indoor Farmer's Market

Williams College Field House, Williamstown
10 AM – 2 P
Free admission
for more information

Shop for your Thanksgiving feast, grab lunch, enjoy some live music, and catch up with friends and farmers. Admission is always free and we gladly welcome SNAP/EBT customers at all markets.
We look forward to seeing you there!!

Friday 11/17

Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat

First Congregational Church, 906 Main St. Williamstown
7pm
$7/adults, $5/Students & Seniors, Free/6 & under
for more information

Minerva Arts Center offers a Fall Theatre Arts Workshop presenting this classic favorite by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber! Join us on the amazing adventure!

November 17th at 7 pm
November 18th at 2 pm and 7 pm

Tickets:Adults $7, Students and Seniors $5, 6 and under Free!

Saturday 11/18

Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat

First Congregational Church, 906 Main St. Williamstown
7pm
$7/adults, $5/Students & Seniors, Free/6 & under
for more information

Minerva Arts Center offers a Fall Theatre Arts Workshop presenting this classic favorite by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber! Join us on the amazing adventure!

November 17th at 7 pm
November 18th at 2 pm and 7 pm

Tickets:Adults $7, Students and Seniors $5, 6 and under Free!

Tuesday 11/21

Jazz Night at The Log

The Log, 78 Spring St, Williamstown
(413) 655-1300
7:30 pm
Free

Feel the music with us as "Jazz at Williams" joins us for their weekly jam session here at the Log. Settle in, sit back and take in some amazing music by some incredibly talented students.

Every Tuesday, September to May, 7:30-9PM
Always FREE and Open to All

See you at The Log!

 

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