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North Adams Happenings: Jan. 17-23

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North Adams Happenings:
January 17 - 23
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Opening Reception: 50 Card Project
MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main St.
5 - 7PM
for more information

Please join us for our first exhibition of 2018 with a reception for, Melanie Mowinski's 50 Card Project. Inspired by a desire to reflect on the most recent presidential election, Mowinski describes her project as:
"These cards respond to what is happening in our country at the moment and how I can frame the situation to keep me and others energized. They also serve as a reminder of what is important and at stake in our country."

More information about the 50 card project can be found at:

This exhibition will be on view January 25 - March 24, 2018r.


Club B10 MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
for more information

Join TEDxNorthAdams at MASS MoCA in their beautiful Club B10.
As we get closer to the event we'll release the schedule of the day.
Registration begins at 12pm
Registration ends 12:45pm
Whiskey Treaty Roadshow
DPAC, 1130 Church Street
(413) 662-3240
$5($6.17 w/service fee)Student, $10 ($11.34 w/fee) general admission
for more information

The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow produced a Nationally acclaimed Short Music Documentary which was accepted into 17 Film Festival across the country, and 5-time recipient of 'Best Short Documentary' Awards. The Documentary has lifted the message of collaborative music in Western Massachusetts to a national audience, and propelled the band into regional tours and showcases including supporting acts such as the Indigo Girls, The Felice Brothers, The Adam Ezra Group, Deertick,The Novel Ideas, house band performances at the New England Whiskey Festival and the Whiskey Washback at New York's Bowery Hotel three years running. The Treaty's boot stomping collective, 5-part lyrical stylings, and shared approach to folk music speaks to audiences young and old, with sing-a-long performances bringing people together in raw emotion and enjoyment.
Feb 3
Winter Indoor  Farmers Market
The Green, 87 Main St.
9 AM – 1 PM
Free to attend
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.
Feb. 17 & 18
North Adams Winterfest!

10am - 4pm | fun in the snow @ Colegrove Park & ice sculpting @
Main/Eagle/Holden Streets
10am - 3pm | winter farmer & artisan market @66 Main Street (old Sleepy's space)
10am - Noon | hot cocoa, cookies & face painting @ MountainOne Bank Lobby
Noon - 2pm | chowder competition @ 85 Main Street & community campfire @ Holden & Main
Noon – 2pm | Free movie at the North Adams Public Library, “Cool Runnings”
1 - 3pm | horse-drawn wagon rides (line starts in front of MountainOne Bank
2 - 4pm | ice skating & FREE skate rentals @ the Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink, 1267 Church Street, N.Adams,MA.

Join us at Windsor Lake, located at 200 Windsor Lake
Road (corner of Kemp & Bradley) for a day outdoors! Beginning at 10am we
invite you to spend the day sledding & tubing the hills,
building snow creatures, tossing snowballs, and exploring
the trails around the lake by snowshoe, boot, or cross
country ski. Finally, join us for a campfire and hot cocoa at
the Historic Valley Campground beach from 2-4 PM.

MASS MoCA free days

Free for Berkshire County Daily
through Jan. 19
All day
for more information

Warm up in the MASS MoCA galleries. From January 3 – January 19, MASS MoCA opens its doors and waives admission to all Berkshire County residents (that’s everyone residing within a zip code beginning with “012”). Bring an official ID (or utility bill) to show you’re a county resident and check out MASS MoCA’s galleries for free. The galleries are open 11am-5pm every day except Tuesday, with art-making in Kidspace on the weekends.
January 20
All day
for more information

Enjoy live music, make your own art, watch a pop-up performance, and hop on a gallery tour. 

MASS MoCA opens the doors to its 250,000 sq. ft. of galleries free of charge, in its first Free Day since its critically hailed and award-winning expansion doubled the space for the museum’s visual arts exhibitions last May with long-term installations that include James Turrell, Laurie Anderson, Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer, Gunnar Schonbeck, and Robert Rauschenberg. Free Day visitors will experience pop-up gallery performances, art-making, and live music in our freight elevator, in addition to immersive installations by Turrell, Anderson’s two virtual reality experiences, and Schonbeck’s world of instruments (no experience required to play).
Capping off the night with a ticketed performance in the Hunter Center at 8pm, Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen brings his collaborator, James Merle Thomas, performing as Quindar, to enliven the museum with solar landscapes and danceable songs.

12-12:45pm Drop-in conversation with artist Barbara Ernst Prey
12:45-1:05pm Artist Workshop: Draw Your Own MASS MoCA with artist Barbara Ernst Prey
1:15pm Berkshire Dance Theater Performance
2pm Youth Alive Performance
3:30pm Sing-along and instrumentation led by Mark Stewart
Gunnar Schonbeck: No Experience Required
4-4:45pm Drop-in conversation with Barbara Ernst Prey
4:45-5:05pm Artist Workshop: Draw Your Own MASS MoCA with Barbara Ernst Prey
5pm Williams College Step Team Sankofa performance
5:45pm Williams College Step Team Sankofa workshop

Wednesday January 17th

Preschool Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 am
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.
Ages and Stages for Your Baby
The Family Center, 210 State St.
(413) 664-4821
3 – 4 PM
for more information

Each parent who attends will fill out an Ages and Stages Questionnaire regarding their child’s development. Staff will enter the ASQ and give the results to each parent in a follow up meeting. They will also provide age appropriate activities to do with the baby to encourage development. A free book for each baby that attends. Please call 664-4821 to register. 


Pasta La Vista, Baby!
Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser for Colegrove PTG
American Legion, 91 American Legion Dr.
4 – 7  PM
$5/ kids & seniors, $8/adults
for more information

Spaghetti supper fundraiser for Colegrove Park Elementary PTG. Ticket price includes salad and pasta with samplings of sauces from 5 area restaurants. Vote on your favorite!



Thursday January 18th

“Look Up” Series Free Screening of
“Close Encounters of the Third Kind”
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
6 PM
for more information

To kick off our year-long series of heavenly events, dedicated to the memory of Gailanne Cariddi, we will be showing the 1977 science-fiction classic “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”. Showtime is set for 6 p.m. January 18 in the community room on the 3rd floor of the library. Written by Steven Spielberg, the film stars Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Gar and Francoise Truffuant among others. Designated as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”,  the film entered the National Film Registry in 2007. Our digitally remastered copy is available for public viewing through Movie Licensing USA. Popcorn will be served.
Common Ground (Public Meeting)
Design Lab, 49 Main Street
6 – 9 PM
for more information

We've noticed that our meetings are more like gatherings and no one likes to go to meetings anyway. So, come talk about your creative practice, meet other creators, collaborate, motivate, and create!!
Musical Bingo at MIngo's
Mingo's Sports Bar & Grill , 41 Roberts Road
(413) 346-4067
7:30 – 9:30 PM
for more information

If you love music, than you'll love Musical Bingo. Similar to Bingo but instead of numbers being called out DJ Bizz will play 45 seconds of a song and you need to cross it off your card...that's if you have it!!! And don't worry if you don't know the song, you can always ask your friend. Free to play and lots of great prizes to win.
Knitting Night
Makers’ Mill, 73 Main St.
(413) 749-2073
7 – 9 PM
for more information

Bring your needles & yarn! Knitting night. 7-9 PM tonight. This a great chance to meet other knitters and get a project going— free & open to the public @northadamsmakersmill

Friday January 19th

Every Child Ready to Read! 
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St.
(413) 664-4821
10 – 11 AM
for more information

A free Workshops for Parents and Children Fridays, January 19, and 26 and February 2 and 9 from 10:00-11:00 at The North Adams Public Library-3rd floor. For community families with children ages 2-5 years old. Learn how to help your child get ready to read with simple, fun, hands-on activities.  A collaboration with the North Adams Public Library. Each family who attends the workshops will receive a “Ready to Read” tote bag filled with books and fun reading activities.  Call 413-664-4821 to register. “Every Child Ready to Read” was developed by the Association for Library Service to Children.
Underground Sounds:
Community Open Mic
Roots Teen Center, 43 Eagle St
6:30 - 9:30
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.

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!

State Street Karaoke!
State Street Tavern,  167 State St.
9 PM – 1 AM
for more information

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



Saturday January 20th

8 PM
for more information

Take a trip to outer space with Quindar —Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen and his art and music collaborator James Merle Thomas. The multi-media duo synch electronic music with historical recordings and film, especially from NASA’s early manned missions. The results are mesmerizingly beautiful, and packed the house at last summer’s Solid Sound.
ART Action Day
PRESS: Letterpress as Public Art
MCLA, 375 Church St. Bowman Hall Room 303
for more information

Create postcards and posters with positive messages
depicting an issue you care about.
Collage • Stencils • Stamps• Letterpress
and other materials provided!

Sunday January 21th

Bowling Tournament
to Benefit Studio North Team!
Greylock Bowl, 41 Roberts Drive
1-5 PM
$30 per team
for more information

Join us at Greylock Bowl & Golf as we host an afternoon bowling tournament to fundraise for the Studio North Dance Arts on Sunday, January 21st at 1pm! 

This will be ten pin tap
2 person teams
100% handicap of 200
Average will be assigned if you have none. 
Men- 120
Women- 110
Kids- 100
$30 per team

We will also have 50-50 and other raffles. 
Please email Brandon at to sign up your teams. Sign up sheets available at Greylock Bowl & Golf soon.

The money raised will go to Studio North's Competition Team, which is in it's third year, to help defray costs of participation (the expected total bill for our Team for this year is $15,000, which includes choreography fees, costumes, and entry fees for 4 regional events and one national event). Our goal from day one of the Team is that no student should have to turn down a spot on the Team for financial reasons, therefore, we are trying to raise enough money that the only fee coming from parents' pockets is necessary travel and hotel expenses.

Monday January 22nd

NAMAzing Eagle Street Initiative Meeting
ROOTS Teen Center, 43 Eagle Street
6 – 7:30 PM
for more information

Join us for our regular Eagle Street meeting as we go over plans, concerns, and potential for our wonderful little economic and social corridor.
Figure Drawing Collective
Makers' Mill 73 Main Street
(413) 749-2073
7 pm – 9 pm
$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 January 23rd

Toddler Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 am
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.
nbCC’s Youth Leadership Project
nbCC Conference Room, 61 Main Street, North Adams
(413) 663-7588
5 - 7 pm

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.
After-School Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River St.
(413) 663-7588 Ext. 22
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
for more information

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

From Our Neighbors

Wednesday 1/17

Talk on Batman Franchise
’62 Center, Williamstown
413-597-2425 or reserve online.
7:30 PM
for more information

Williams College will host film producer Michael Uslan for a discussion of his work in the film industry. Uslan’s talk is titled “The Birth of the Batman Movie Franchise: How Passion, Perseverance and an Entrepreneurial Spirit Can Make Your Dreams Come True.” The event will take place n the ’62 Center MainStage. Tickets are free but required. To reserve tickets, contact the box office  at 413-597-2425 or reserve online.
Thursday 1/18

Beer & Cheese Tasting
Wild Oats Market, 320 Main St., Williamstown
6 – 7 PM
for more information

You've heard of pairing wine and cheese, but beer and cheese' Wild Oats will hold a series of beer and cheese tastings; each event will feature different beers and cheeses so come to one or come to all three. The cost is $10, which includes four pairings and a Wild Oats pint glass. Space is limited; register at customer service at the store, 320 Main St.
Thursday 1/18

Beer & Cheese Tasting
Wild Oats Market, 320 Main St., Williamstown
6 – 7 PM
for more information

You've heard of pairing wine and cheese, but beer and cheese' Wild Oats will hold a series of beer and cheese tastings; each event will feature different beers and cheeses so come to one or come to all three. The cost is $10, which includes four pairings and a Wild Oats pint glass. Space is limited; register at customer service at the store, 320 Main St.
Saturday 1/20

Body, Mind & Soul Health Expo
Crown Plaza, One West St., Pittsfield
2–5 PM
for more information

Join us for the Body, Mind & Soul Health Expo on January 20th from 2-5pm at the Crowne Plaza on West St. in Pittsfield. This free event will feature information and demonstrations to improve your health and well-being. There will be food and drink samples, professional fitness trainers, blood pressure testing, various workshops, and much more! Don't miss out, pre-register today for free at Your pre-registration also includes a chance to win door prizes! Make sure you arrive early, because the first 500 attendees will receive an event exclusive tote bag, note pad, and water bottle.

Wednesday 1/17
Humbird // Eliza Edens House Show at Caretaker Farm
1210 Hancock Rd. Williamstown
FREE, donations encouraged
for more information

Music starts at 7. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Parking is limited -- carpooling encouraged! The concert is FREE but donations are encouraged :)

About Humbird (MPLS):
After traversing 5 continents and 20 countries with only a guitar and a backpack, Humbird returns home to sing songs from the edge of the world. Combining a wintry longing with the warmth of a familiar folktale, Humbird stretches traditional genres of folk and Americana to embrace the unexpected. This music invites a refreshing dissonance into the house, it leaves breadcrumbs along the path and reflects light back at the stars. 

Creating music out of a mosaic of influences like Joni Mitchell, Bon Iver and Bill Frisell, Humbird weaves it all together with powerful lyrics and a stubborn pursuit of the sound of the North. The release of Humbird’s double EP “Elsewhere” and “Where Else” in Summer 2017 is just the beginning.

Find Humbird's music at:

About Eliza Edens (Williamstown native):
Born to a gardener & a journalist who would blast The Beatles, Canned Heat, & Peter, Paul and Mary during car rides to-and-from their rural Massachusetts home, it’s fitting that Eliza Edens is a musician who takes an observational approach to the natural world around her. Combining the adventurous fingerpicking of The Tallest Man on Earth, the calm resolve of Laura Marling, and the aching pulse of Bon Iver, Eliza writes tightly wound songs with wistful lyrics and winding melodies that belong somewhere between your tumbledown front porch stoop and a hazy bar in the big city – and leave a little extra space to linger. She is a grantee of Club Passim's 2017 Iguana Music Fund and is currently crafting a debut record.

Find Eliza's EP at:

Thursday 1/18
‘Looking and Lunching’
The Clark Art Institute,  225 South St., Williamstown
(413) 458-2303
12 PM
Free with admission
for more information

The Clark Art Institute’s “Looking and Lunching” program, which offers a closer look at an object in the Clark’s collection followed by a half-hour discussion, will be held. The program is free with gallery admission; arrive early to pre-order and purchase your meal or bring your own lunch.During this session, Senior Curator Esther Bell discusses the Clark’s newest acquisition, "Portrait of Achille Deban de Laborde" by the French portraitist Alexandre-Jean Dubois-Drahonet (1791–1834). The large oil painting of a young boy dressed in military regalia is a touching memorial to the sitter’s father, Baron Jean-Baptiste Deban de Laborde, who was killed at the battle of Wagram in 1809 when Achille was barely a year old. 


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