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North Adams Happenings: Jan. 24-30

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North Adams Happenings:
January 24 - 30
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 
Feb 1st
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 3rd
Winter Indoor  Farmers Market
The Green, 87 Main St.
potvinsara@gmail.com
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 9th
MCLA Presents! Training Day
MCLA Church St. Social Hall, 375 Church St. 
413-662-5253
7PM
$10 General Admission, FREE for students
for more information

TRAINING DAY is a 120minute interactive performance that replicates and deconstructs diversity discourse through participatory attempts at transformation created and performed by the Diversity Fellows, with assistance from MCLA Student Pedagogues, and YOU!

WHO ARE THE DIVERSITY FELLOWS!?
DIVERSITY FELLOWS! is a critical camp collaborative interested in interrogating aspects of (their) Americanness. Aimed at blurring the lines between performance, politics, and the presentation of self in every-day life, the FELLOWS use race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and more as both lenses and performed identities to produce genre-blurring pieces that refer to pop-cultural tropes, critical theory, and queer performance tactics, creating chaotic environments out of seemingly simplistic interactive structures: Green card interviews, diversity workshops, make-up appointments, karaoke.
Feb. 17 & 18
North Adams Winterfest!

SATURDAY, FEB. 17TH, DOWNTOWN - All events are FREE
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.

SUNDAY, FEB. 18TH, WINDSOR LAKE
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.
 

Wednesday January 24th

 
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.
 
 

Thursday January 25th

 
Soup Luncheon
North Adams Commons, 175 Franklin St.
413-662-4403
Noon-1 PM

North Adams Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will host a free soup luncheon. Those wishing to attend are asked to reserve a seat by calling Kira Breard at 413-662-4403 by Jan. 22. The lunch is free but seating is limited. Lunch will include homemade soup and fresh-made bread. Guests can enter a raffle to win prizes and take a tour of the newly remodeled skilled nursing community. North Adams Commons is located at 175 Franklin St.
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: http://melaniemowinski.com/the-50-card-project/

This exhibition will be on view January 25 - March 24, 2018r.
To Bless The Space Between Us
nbCC, 61 Main Street
wearecommonfolk@gmail.com
5 – 7 PM
Free
for more information

To Bless The Space Between Us is a nomadic exhibit featuring artwork that responds to the theme of addiction. The artists featured have faced addiction personally or have loved ones who have. Some are simply passionate about the topic. The title of the exhibit is taken from A book of Celtic blessings about hope and transformation by Irish poet John O'Donohue.

It takes the whole community, in different ways, to fight the opioid epidemic. We hope that this exhibit helps to reduce the stigma that people who are challenged with addiction, or who are in recovery of deal with on a daily basis.

If you are interesting in submitting a piece to the traveling exhibit, contact: submissions.commonfolk@gmail.com .

If you are interested in hosting the exhibit or learning more information, contact wearecommonfolk@gmail.com .

If you are interested in purchasing a piece, please attend a viewing ceremony.
www.commonfolk.org
www.facebook.com/wearecommonfolk
Lego Group
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
6 - 7 PM
Free
for more information

The Family Center will hold Lego Groups in North Adams and Adams beginning in September. Enjoy building Lego creations at the Library. Lego groups are for families with children ages 4-12 years old. Evening Lego Group at The North Adams Public Library, 75 Church Street third floor.  It will meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

 

Sounds & Tones Presents: Honey Talk/Fox Hollow/Luke Tobin
Design Lab, 49 Main Street
Doors 7 PM, Music 8pm
$5-7
for more information

Come boogie down with Sounds & Tones
Honey Talk - A groovy and upcoming indie-rock quartet from Boston that you DON'T want to miss.
https://honeytalk.bandcamp.com/
Fox Hollow - Glitter-fueled Indie Rock from New York
https://foxhollowofficial.bandcamp.com/
Luke Tobin - Your favorite local singer-songwriter
Doors at 7
Music at 8
All Ages
$5 - 7 cash at the door

 
Knitting Night
Makers’ Mill, 73 Main St.
(413) 749-2073
7 – 9 PM
Free
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
Musical Bingo
Mingo's Sports Bar & Grill , 41 Roberts Road
(413) 346-4067
7:30 – 9:30 PM
Free
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.
 

Friday January 26th

 
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.
 
State Street Karaoke!
State Street Tavern,  167 State St.
413-664-9151
9 PM – 1 AM
Free
for more information

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

 

 

Saturday January 27th

 
TEDxNorthAdams
Club B10 MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
for more information
SOLD OUT
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
Alicia Hall Moran
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
8 PM
$5 STUDENTS + MEMBERS /$14 ADVANCE /$20 DAY OF /$30 PREFERRED
for more information

In the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, two figure skaters representing America and East Germany battled for Olympic gold, both accompanied by music from Carmen. Mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran, herself a former figure skater, tells Bizet’s epic story in an all-out musical fantasy for the concert stage, joined by fearless NYC jazz trio Harriet Tubman.
 

Monday January 28th

 
Open Studios at MASS MoCA
Assets for Artist, Building 13, MASS MoCA Campus
(413) 664-4481
5 – 7 PM
Free
for more information

Join us, January 29th, for our first Open Studios of 2018! Our talented group of artists-in-residence is eager to share their new work with you. So come indoors to the Studios where it's warm, art is aplenty, the conversation is flowing, and refreshments are on deck. Invite a friend, the event is free and open to the public!
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 29th

 
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.
 

From Our Neighbors

 
Saturday 1/27

Pauper Tournament with Williams Magic
Purple Dragon Games, 40 Spring St., Williamstown
(413) 884-4539
1 - 5 PM
$5
for more information

Come play Pauper, the Magic format of all commons! Legal cards are ones printed at common, with the online banned list. Check https://magic.wizards.com/en/game-info/gameplay/formats/pauper for details. Entry $5, four rounds Swiss, one pack per round win prizes.
Tuesday 1/30

Catie Hogan - Financial Planning for Millenials
Mt. Greylock Regional High School, 781 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown
(413) 458-9582
7 – 9 PM
Free
for more information

This is a workshop for parents and students to learn about money together. Catie Hogan is a financial literacy advocate, personal finance expert, speaker, comedy writer, entrepreneur, and an all-around good time. She's on a mission to teach young adults the fundamentals of managing money, building a career, and maintaining healthy relationships using humor and relatable anecdotes.

 

Sunday 1/29
 
Star Wars Destiny Legacies Sealed Deck

Purple Dragon Games, 40 Spring St., Williamstown
(413) 884-4539
1 - 6 PM
$20- 35
for more information

Come play Destiny sealed deck with the new Legacies set! Pools will be 9 packs of Legacy plus the Rivals set. Entry $35, or $20 if you have your own Rivals pack. Pack prizes based on rounds won. If you don't already have a Rivals pack, please comment here so we can hold you one and make sure we have enough.

 

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