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North Adams Happenings: Nov. 29-Dec. 5

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North Adams Happenings:
November 29th - December 5th
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 

Dec. 7
Phil Kline's Unsilent Night
Gathering at Bright Ideas with Phil Kline - 5:30pm
Walk starts at - 6pm
Dance Party! at Bright Ideas - 7pm
Free
for more information

Join us for this seasonal world-wide music event, designed for families, individuals, couples, and kids of all ages! Meet and enjoy one of music's great creative minds, Phil Kline, as he joins and leads the event!

"Immerses the listener in suspended wonderment, as if time itself had paused inside a string of jingle bells."
–The New York Times


DRESS WARMLY!  BRING A THERMOS! DIG OUT THAT BOOMBOX IN THE BACK OF YOUR CLOSET THAT PLAYS CDS OR CASSETTE TAPES (boomboxes will also be provided)
YOUR SMART PHONE WITH OR WITHOUT A BLUETOOTH SPEAKER WILL WORK JUST FINE! (We'll send you the tracks to download).
BRING SOMETHING THAT LIGHTS UP! (no fire though)
Brought to you by MASS MoCA, MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, the City of North Adams, Williams College, Todd Reynolds & Isabelle Holmes, (logo design by Suzy Helme).

12/8 - 12/10
Pop Up Shop for Puerto Rico
50 Ashland Street
wearecommonfolk@gmail.com
Fri: 4-9pm Sat&Sun: 10am-9pm
for more information

Shop, shop, shop!

Get your last minute holiday gifts, birthday gifts or personal treats at our weekend long pop up shop. 

Art, clothing, crafts, and more!
 

Wednesday November 29th

 
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.
 
Open Studios, MASS MoCA
MASS MoCA, Building 13, 1320 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 664-4481 Ext 8147
5-7PM
Free
for more information

The artists-in-residence at the Studios at MASS MoCA are ready to show you the new work they've been creating this month! Come join us mid-week to indulge in art, conversation, and refreshments. All are welcome, and it's free, so invite your friends!
Participating Artists:
Susan Calza
Yang Chen  (work pictured)
Anthony Febo
Franziska Jyrch
Kim Kei
Jacob Mason-Macklin
Dylan McLaughlin
Lisa Park
Skye Schirmer
Sheena Sood
BFMC Networking 
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 Mass MoCA Way
6 – 8 PM
Free
for more information

Join film and media industry professionals for a fun night of networking. Admission is free, cash bar! Please sign up so we can make you a name tag! Many Many thanks to our sponsor and host, Bright Ideas Brewing!
Story SLAM! — Little Creatures
The SereniTea Cafe, 303 Ashland St
(413) 346-4624
7 – 10 PM
Free
for more information

Batch 01-01, from the Berkshire Yarn Company: Little Creatures With SPECIAL GUEST: Sandy McKnight - acoustic pop
Tales of things the scurry about, get underfoot, burrow into things, need to be fed and nurtured (or trapped and exterminated). Little creatures that have her eyes. Little creatures that get into your bloodstream or crawl on your skin (or do they?) Have any little creatures left such an impression on you that you’ve got to share a story about it? Sign-up from 6:30–7:00 p.m.
AND delicious food and hot & cold beverages will be available for purchase, just to make the evening absolutely perfect
 

Thursday November 30th

 
Opening Reception
99 Cent Affordable Art Show + Sale
MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main St.
(413) 662-5324
5 – 7 PM
Free
for more information

This is a perfect opportunity to get some of your holiday shopping done for the art-lover in your life!

Opening reception for the annual "99 Cent Affordable Art Show" on November 30, from 5pm-7pm. 

The “99 Cents Affordable Art Show” celebrates the artwork of 35 local and regional artists and may include ceramics, jewelry, paintings, prints, book arts, photography, fibers and much more. All work is priced between 99 cents and $99.99 and will be available to take home on the day of purchase.

Exhibition remains on view through December 30th
Screening + Artist Talk with Tanja Hollander
MASS MoCA, 1040 Mass Moca Way
413-662-2111
5 PM $6 students and advanced, Free for members
for more information

Watch and discuss Are you really my friend? The Movie with the artist and filmmaker Robin Greenspun.
Public Debate: Should the US have dropped The Bomb?
SereniTea Café, 303 Ashland St
7:30 PM
Free. Food, drink and alcoholic drinks are available for purchase! 
for more information

Description: The MCLA debate club is hosting a monthly debate at The SereniTea Cafe and Bar. This month's topic is "Should the US have dropped nuclear bombs during WWII?" Come join us for a civilized discourse and give your opinion!
 

Friday December 1st

 
Shut The Folk Up:
Jake Klar & Izzy Heltai
Common Folk (Location announced with ticket purchase)
boxoffice.commonfolk@gmail.com
5PM Potluck/ 7 PM Music
$5-7/person
for more information

Come one come all to the first of the STFolkU Listening Room Series that will be every First Friday of the month here in good ol' North Adams. Hosted by your very own, Common Folk.
5PM POTLUCK // 7PM MUSIC
Our FIRST of the series will feature local musician Izzy Heltai
 and visiting musician from Amherst, Jake Klar

Limited seats available. For tickets & address to the show, email us at boxoffice.commonfolk@gmail.com BYOB (Beer & Wine Only) Must have valid ID. No Entry after 7:30
Crafts & Cocktails: Fabric Scrap Wreath
Makers’ Mill, 73 Main Street
413-749-2073
7 PM
$30/person – PLEASE purchase tickets ahead of time
for more informaiton

Join us for an evening of crafty making, merriment, and friendly conversation as we sip adult beverages (BYOB) and make ourselves one-of-a-kind fabric scrap wreaths just in time for the holidays! Wreath frames are 12" diameter. We have plenty of fabric scraps in a rainbow of colors, but feel free to bring your own scraps, too. Material provided: wreath frames, fabric scraps, and ribbon. Participants are welcome to bring their own scraps, if preferred. This event is BYOB.
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.
MCLA Presents Tartuffe
Venable Theater, 375 Church Street
413-662-5000
8 PM
$5-15/per person
for tickets and more information

The FPA Theatre Program presents Moliere's hilarious 17th century classic comedy, Tartuffe. Kind, yet dim, Orgon invites the religious zealot Tartuffe into his home. While Tartuffe acts like a kind minister, he is -- in fact -- a con man plotting to rob Orgon of everything he holds dear. While Orgon becomes hopelessly entranced, his family rallies to expose Tartuffe for the scoundrel he is. Will they be able to save Orgon? It may take a Deus ex Machina to help defeat this lascivious hypocrite. 
Karaoke Night
State St. Tavern, 167 State St.
9pm-1am
Free
for more information

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

Saturday December 2nd

 
NA Farmers Market/Makers' Mill Holiday Gift Collaboration
Makers’ Mill, 73  Main Street
(413) 749-2073
9 AM -  1 PM
$1/ per item
for more information

After you visit us for the December Indoor Farmers Market at 87 Main Street, walk a few doors down to Makers' Mill at 73 Main Street! They'll have our farmers market logo set up to screen print for you!

BRING YOUR OWN t-shirt, canvas market bag, baby onesie, or fabric item of your choice and have the logo screen printed onto it for just $1 per item!

We'll have the logo available in two different sizes (5.5" x 7.5" AND 3" x 4") so that it will be sure to fit your items. Just remember that the ink will be black, so it may not show up well on darker colored fabrics.

Share your North Adams Farmers Market love with your friends and loved ones this holiday season by giving them a unique gift that fits everyone's budget! OR just make yourself something to show off your love of our market! The choice is yours, but be sure to join us for this fun, unique event!
 
Winter Farmers Market
The Green, 87 Main Street
potvinsara@gmail.com
9AM -  1PM
Free
for more information

Join us for our Monthly WINTER Farmers Market!

We're moving the market INDOORS and keeping it going throughout the winter and spring months! The North Adams Winter Farmers Market will take place every 1st Saturday of the month from November-May, from 9am - 1pm. We accept EBT/Debit/CC. Our SNAPx2 Program will have a $15 maximum, but we will continue the doubling program with this cap while funding lasts.
DECEMBER MARKET VENDORS:
Clarksburg Bread Co.
Jaeschke Fruit & Flowers Center
Many Forks Farm
MonArtistic Pet Products
Morin Gardens
Mountain Girl Farm
Natalya's Ethnic Cousine
North Yeast Bakery
Square Roots Farm
New Leaf Farm
Gray Raven Farm
White Goose Gardens
Cricket Creek Farm
MP Rustic Decor
Uniquely Yours Jewelry

Fun holiday gift making opportunity right down the street at 73 Main Street happening at the same time! Start looking NOW for your t-shirts, canvas market bags, baby onesies or items of your choice for the NA Farmers Market/Makers' Mill Holiday Gift Collaboration!
North Adams Movieplex FREE
Holiday Movie: Miracle on 34th St
North Adams Movieplex, 86 Main St.
(413) 663-6300
11AM
Free
for more information

North Adams Movieplex Free Holiday Events

In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain's main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity. MOVIES START PROMPTLY AT 11:00AM
(Movies subject to change without notice)
Northeast Golf Performance Open House
NORAD Mill,  Roberts Road
12 -3 PM
Free
for more information

Come to the Open House to see the golf training facility in North Adams! There will be food, music, and beverages to enjoy while seeing the new space, and sampling the technology.
Artist Talk with Lonnie Holley
MASS MoCA, B6, 1040 Mass MoCA Way
413-662-2111
3 PM
$5/members, $6/students/ $10 advance
for more information

Artist Lonnie Holley leads us through Thumbs Up for the Mothership to discuss his deeply personal and affecting artwork. Limited space available.
Tour included with preferred ticket to Holley’s 8pm performance.
Jessica Drenk Artist Reception
CYNTHIA-REEVES,Building 13, 1320 Mass MoCA Way
212-714-0044
5 -7 PM
Free
for more information

CYNTHIA-REEVES presents Regeneration, on view from December 2nd – January 27th, featuring sculptural and wall-based works by Jessica Drenk. The artist will be at the gallery December 2nd – 7th to create a site-specific installation to complete the exhibition. The reception, which is open to the public.
MCLA Presents Tartuffe
Venable Theater, 375 Church Street
413-662-5000
8 PM
$5-15/per person
for tickets and more information

The FPA Theatre Program presents Moliere's hilarious 17th century classic comedy, Tartuffe. Kind, yet dim, Orgon invites the religious zealot Tartuffe into his home. While Tartuffe acts like a kind minister, he is -- in fact -- a con man plotting to rob Orgon of everything he holds dear. While Orgon becomes hopelessly entranced, his family rallies to expose Tartuffe for the scoundrel he is. Will they be able to save Orgon? It may take a Deus ex Machina to help defeat this lascivious hypocrite. 
Lonnie Holley
MASS MoCA, B6, 1040 Mass MoCA Way
413-662-2111
8 PM
$10 STUDENTS, $12 ADVANCE, $18 DAY OF , $24 PREFERRED
for more information

Artist and musician Lonnie Holley recorded his first album in 2012 at age 62 after making home recordings for more than two decades. Holley’s music, like his art, defies classification — haunting vocals, keyboards, and new renditions of songs with every performance. He has collaborated with musicians such as Dirty Projectors, Animal Collective, Bill Callahan, and Bon Iver. Holley’s medium is the moment. He’s here with a new band, playing new arrangements and new songs: you’ll only hear it once. MASS MoCA
Karaoke: "Country Night"
SereniTea Café, 303 Ashland St
8 PM - Midnight
Free. Food, drink and alcoholic drinks are available for purchase! 
for more information

Karaoke - Country Night! Wear something "country" and get 10% off your first food or drink purchase! Cowboy boots, a giant belt buckle, maybe some daisy dukes? I'll throw in an extra 5% off if you wear a cowboy hat.
 

Saturday December 3rd

 
North Adams Movieplex FREE
Holiday Movie: A Christmas Story
North Adams Movieplex, 86 Main St.
(413) 663-6300
11AM
Free
for more information

North Adams Movieplex Free Holiday Events

Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a bully (Zack Ward) and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a "Red Ryder air rifle." Frequently at odds with his cranky dad (Darren McGavin) but comforted by his doting mother (Melinda Dillon), Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.

MOVIES START PROMPTLY AT 11:00AM
(Movies subject to change without notice)
All Saints Berkshires Episcopal Church 3rd Annual FREE Children's Christmas Party
All Saint’s Church, 59 Summer St.
413-664-9656
1-3 pm
Free
call for more information

Please join us for FREE make-it and take- holiday crafts, games, carols, goodies and a VISIT FROM SANTA!
For questions, please call 413-664-9656
FBCNA Advent Workshop
First Baptist Church, 131 Main Street
(413) 663-3780
3:30 – 7 PM
Free. $5/person for adult crafts
for more information

Come and join us for our annual Advent Workshop at FBCNA! It's lots of fun for the whole family.
The schedule for evening will be :
3:30-4pm opening Christmas sing a long
4-6pm Craft Time!
6-7pm our famous Soup and Bread Dinner
We are also looking for volunteers for craft tables and donations of soups and bread. Pleas speak to Terri if you can help.
There will be an adult craft for a cost of $5 and sign ups for that will be happening soon.
 

Monday December 4th

 
Free on the 4s
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
All day
Free
for more information

MASS MoCA is free for North Adams residents on the 4th of the month through June 2018.
Bring an official ID (or utility bill) to show you’re a resident of the 01247 and MASS MoCA’s galleries are yours for the day.
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 December 5th

 
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.
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.
North Adams Movieplex
FREE Holiday Movie:
5 for FREE Food Drive
North Adams Movieplex, 86 Main St.
(413) 663-6300
6- 7 PM showings
5 non-perishable food donations
for more information

North Adams Movieplex Free Holiday Events Tuesday Dec 5th - 5 For Free Food Drive (6-7pm showings)
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.
 

From Our Neighbors

 
Friday 12/1 - Sunday 12/3

The Tinseliner - An American Christmas in Adams, MA
3 Hoosac St, Adams
(413) 663-4189
1 PM, 3PM, 5PM, 7PM
$20/adults, $16/youth( 4-14), Free (3 & under)
for more information

Tinseliner train rides offer a look at Christmas in America during the 50's. Guests will get a visit from Father Christmas with a small toy for each child. Also includes 20 min layover at a Christmas tree lot where trees can be tagged for later pick up. (Tree sales benefit PopCares.) Enjoy holiday cheer from our all-volunteer Berkshire staff and crew. Join us for inaugural departures from Adams, MA.
Friday 12/1
 

Holidays on North Street - First Fridays Artswalk
North Street, Pittsfield
5:00 PM
Free
for more information

A dozen art shows with more than two dozen regional artists open 5 to 8 p.m. with free walking tour from the Intermodal center at 5. Third annual Holiday Wreath Art Auction at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, live auction will begin at 6:30 to benefit the Pittsfield Food Pantries. NUarts Studios holiday show, ornament and gift-tag-making and student art show. Fifth Annual Whimsy at the Whitney Center for the Arts and more.

Saturday 12/2

Hancock Holidays
Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 W Housatonic St, Pittsfield
(413) 443-0188
10 AM – 4 PM
Free/members,  $8-20/non-members
(advance ticketing not required; included in admission / FREE to members)
for more information

Celebrate the holiday season at Hancock Shaker Village. There’s magic in the air. Wreaths on doors. Twinkling lights illuminating the village. It reminds us of long-ago winter days filled with wonder. Delight in life’s simple gifts, and relax, play, shop, dine, make things, and make memories at the Village. Walk, ski, or snowshoe (weather permitting) our Farm & Forest Trail. Say hello to the baby cows and other heritage breeds that live in our barn. Visit the 19th century Brick Dwelling with a guide (tours at 11am and 1pm). Witness blacksmithing demonstrations on Saturdays. Shop for the holidays in Shaker Mercantile for hand-crafted goods you can’t find anywhere else, several made here at the Village. Visit the kids’ holiday craft drop-in workshops Saturdays 11-3. Enjoy warm food and drink at Seeds Market Cafe.

We have the picture-perfect backdrop for your family holiday photo. Come sit in our antique Shaker sleigh trimmed with holiday decorations in front of the famous Round Stone Barn. Be sure to visit our children’s holiday craft workshop. Saturdays between 11am-3pm beginning November 25 drop in and create a different craft each week. Warm up with complimentary cocoa.
Start a magical family tradtion.

Friday 12/1 - Saturday 12/2

Whimsical, Wonderful Festival of Trees
Berkshire Museum, 39 South St. Pittsfield
(413)443-7171
for more information

Holiday exhibit with more than 100 trees decorated with imagination and tales of fantasy and whimsy, strange juxtapositions and marvelous scenes, and a quizzical, fanciful treasure hunt for hidden objects. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Morgan Bulkeley: Nature Culture Clash, a career retrospective that includes paintings, sculpture, and a site-specific installation.

Saturday 12/2 - Sunday 12/3

Williamstown Holiday Walk
84 Spring St, Williamstown
9 AM – 6 PM
Free
for more information

 9:00 Run with the Reindeer 5K Fun Run, meet at Purple Pub Courtyard
11 am & 1 pm: FREE Showing of "Elf" at Images
10am - 6pm: ABC Sale. Festive Winter Wear and Jewelry at 1st Congregational Church
12-3 pm: Crafting with Pine Cobble at The Log
12-3 pm: Gift Wrapping at Nature's Closet
1-6 pm: Tree Showcase at 1st Congregational Church
1-5 pm: ABC Clothing Sale at 1st Congregational Church
1-6 pm: ABC Sale of Gifts, Jewelry, warm accessories at 1st Congregational Church
2-4 pm: Gingerbread Cookie Decorating at The Log
2-4 pm: Kids' Tree with photo opportunities on The Paresky Green
2-4 pm: SouperBowl, buy a spoon for $5 and taste many soups!
2-4 pm: Cookie Exchange at Tasha Yoga
4-4:30 pm: Hot Chocolate in the Purple Pub Annex
2-5 pm: Music up and down Spring Street
2-5 pm: Penny Social in Lasell Gym
2-5 pm: Toy Drive (new, unwrapped gift) drop off in Lasell Gym or Williams Bookstore
2:30-4:30 pm: Art Making with The Clark in the TD Bank Lobby
2:30-5 pm: German Market
3 pm: Reindog Parade, meet in front of Chapin Hall (judging at 2:45)
3-4:30 pm: WilliNet Live
3:30 pm: Judging of the SouperBowl
3:30 pm: Visit with Santa at the Williams Bookstore
4-6 pm: Sleigh Rides
4 pm: A Reading of "A Christmas Carol" at The Log
4 pm: WES Orchestra at St. John's Church
4:30 pm: WES Band at St. John's Church
5:15 pm: Posadas Procession/Celebration at St. John's Church

SUNDAY, December 3, 2017
9 am-12 pm: Pancake Breakfast in WES Cafeteria
9 am -4 pm: WES Craft Show in WES Gymnasium

Saturday 12/2  - Sunday 12/3

Alchemy Initiative Handmade Holiday Festival
The Station Factory
63 Flansburg Ave, Dalton
10 AM – 4 PM
Free
for more information

Join us for our 9th annual Handmade Holiday Festival - a curated holiday market featuring 66 contemporary artisans, farmers and food producers (this is our BIGGEST and BEST line-up ever)! 

Showcasing locally and regionally handmade goods, shoppers have the chance to meet and support the makers of their gifts AND keep their holiday spending in our community!

Live music, children's art making and delicious prepared food will keep you feeling festive and fueled to shop!

 

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