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North Adams Happenings: Jan. 31-Feb. 6

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North Adams Happenings:
January 31 - February 6
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

Save the Date

Feb 9th
MCLA Presents! Training Day
MCLA Church St. Social Hall, 375 Church St. 
$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!

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!

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.

Wednesday January 31st

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.
What Am I Going To Eat?
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
2 PM
for more information

“What Am I Going to Eat?,” a book discussion group starting on January 31 at 2 p.m. Facilitated by local resident Kathy Carbin, the group will begin with a reading of Michael Pollan’s “In Defense of Food : An Eater’s Manifesto.” Pollan’s book is anchored by his timely advice, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” This entertaining and informative book gives readers the science and philosophy behind a plant-based, sustainable diet. Copies will be available at the library.  Carbin plans to follow with another book in late February. For that month she’s chosen Chris Kresser’s “The Paleo Cure”. Both books examine the effect of a generation of confusing dietary claims and the increasing “modification” of dietary staples like grains and meat proteins. If you are curious about diet and disease, this book group will set you on a path to better health.

A disclaimer, neither Kathy nor the North Adams Public Library make any claims that this group will result in improved health. These books are intended to open discussion about healthy eating plans with food that tastes great and supports a more sustainable locally-grown, agricultural model.

Thursday February 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.
Dine 4 Hoops
Ramuntos, 67 Main Street
5 – 8 PM
for more information

20% of your meal will be donated to support NA Youth Basketball League

Benefit for the North Adams Youth Basketball League Benefit: 20% of your meal (Food Only) will be donated to support our basketball program. Pick up coupons at the concession stand or print from this site. PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD!!!
How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
The Family Center, 210 State Street
5:30 – 7 PM
Free, please register
for more information 

A Free 4 Week Series for Parents. Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at The Family Center, 210 State Street, North Adams. This series, for parents of 1-8 year olds, offers practical, easy to implement strategies that have been proven effective in everyday parenting. Learn simple techniques that really work! Gain your child’s cooperation, set limits and maintain goodwill, use positive discipline, cope with your child’s negative feelings, express your anger without being hurtful, resolve family conflicts peacefully. Each participant will receive a copy of the book How to Talk So Kids will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Faber and Mazlish.  Light refreshments will be served. Free on-site child care and transportation are available. Call to register or for more information at 664-4821.
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
Musical Bingo
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.

Friday February 2nd

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.
9 PM – 1 AM
for more information

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


Open Workshop
MCLA Church Street Center Social Hall (lower level), 375 Church St.
5 – 7 PM
for more information

Join the Diversity Fellows! ( and learn how to create performance response to a political topic. FREE and open to all. Visit for more information about the Diversity Fellows, Training Day and What is critical camp anyway?


Shut The Folk Up! Presents: Melanie Glenn & Cobblestone
Common Folk , Location emailed to ticket holders
6 – 9:30 PM
for more information

SOLD OUT. Be sure to RSVP for a future show at All STFU shows are on the FIRST Friday of every month!

It's time for the 3rd installment of the STFolkU Listening room series! Join us on the first Friday of every month for a special night of singer/songwriters that will make your heart melt. Hosted by Common Folk.

This month will feature Melanie Glenn of Upstate Rubdown and Albany based band Cobblestone for a special acoustic set. Cobblestone

Melanie Glenn
**This is a video of Mel doing aerial silks. She won't be doing silks at the show, but we wanted to show you this video cuz it's so dope.

Here is a link to some music:
**She's the lovely lady on the left.

$10 Donation $8 if you bring a snack for everyone to share. Doors at 6:00 No entry after 7:30. BYOB (Beer & Wine Only) Must have valid ID.

Saturday February 3rd

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.

Sunday February 4th

Free On The 4s
All day
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.
Sunday, February 4
Sunday, March 4
Wednesday, April 4
Friday, May 4
Monday, June 4

Monday February 5th

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 February 6th

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.
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.
Alisa Dworsky Exhibtion Installation
413 398-5257
10 AM – 5 PM

Vermont based artist Alisa Dworsky opens an exhibition of new works, including InVersion, a large scale, site-based volumetric work, at CYNTHIA-REEVES, located on the campus of MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. Dworsky will be working on her installation from February 6 - 10, which will be open to the public. There will be an artist’s reception Saturday, February 17 from 5 - 7 pm; the exhibition runs through March 10.

From Our Neighbors

Friday 2/2

First Fridays: New Parents Gallery Talk
Clark Art, 225 South St., Williamstown
(413) 458-2303
10:15 – 11:15 AM
for more information

On selected Friday mornings November through March, the Clark warmly welcomes new parents and their infants into the galleries for an informal guided gallery talk. This program is designed to give parents a cognitive break from thinking about “all things baby” and is best suited for parents with pre-toddlers. Strollers and front-carrying baby carriers are permitted.


Saturday 2/3

David Grover Free Kids Concert
Colonial Theater, 111 South Street, Pittsfield
11 AM - 12 PM
for more information

Join David Grover at the Garage at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA. Folk-rock for every generation! David Grover has been compared to Mr. Rogers, James Taylor, Paul Simon and Raffi. But his style is all his own. He’s won countless awards including a Grammy nomination and Artist of the Year. Performing at the White House, The Today Show, the Detroit Symphony and the UN. But his style is all his own. To hear this living legend is to instantly become a “Grover Groupie” In addition to his adult music, David Grover has been performing for children since 1984, and has a decades long history as a first rate performer, songwriter and producer . His greatest gift though is his ability connect with people of all ages and create a powerful sense of unity, acceptance, and joy.


Friday 2/2
Star Wars Destiny Legacies Sealed Deck

Bounti Fare,  200 Howland Ave, Adams
(413) 743-0193
6 – 8 PM
for more information

Join us for our Beer and Wine Tasting Feb. 2, 2018; 6-8PM at the Bounti-Fare. Tickets are $25 from any Adams Lions Club Member or at the door.


Sunday 2/4

FREE First Sundays at The Clark
Clark Art, 225 South St., Williamstown
(413) 458-2303
All Day
for more information

Enjoy the Clark's day of free admission to the galleries and activities designed to help you start the New Year with a positive spin. Explore the idea of inner strength with a guided gallery talk focused on loving awareness at 1 pm and 3 pm, or take a winter hike up Stone Hill and soak in the quiet beauty of the campus.
Sunday 2/4

Snowfest 2018!
Williams College Towne Field House, Williamstown
(413) 458-5925
12 - 4 PM
Entry fee not listed in event info.
for more information

The Williamstown Youth Center's annual family fun day - and fundraiser - returns Super Bowl Sunday. Skating, bounce houses, games, art activities, and more.


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