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North Adams Happenings: Feb. 21-27

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North Adams Happenings:
February 21 - 27
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 
March 3
MCLA Dance Co.
Hunter Center, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
2pm
$5 General Admission; FREE for MCLA Students
for more information

Students from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts take the Hunter Center stage to perform new works they’ve choreographed themselves.
This event is open to the public. Tickets are free for MCLA students who may sign up with Dance Company in the campus center. One (1) ticket per MCLA student — you must have your Student ID.
March 8
Margaret Hart Concert featuring SAMMUS
66 Main St.
8pm
$5 Students; $15 General Admission
for more information

She’s as likely to rap about phosphates and integers as she is to name-check Serena Williams or Emmitt Till. Her delivery is piercing, her perspective refreshing." - Pitchfork

Sammus(Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) is an Ithaca-raised, Philadelphia-based rap artist, producer, and PhD student in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University. Known as much for her rousing stage presence as she is for her prowess as a beatmaker and lyricist, Sammus has spent the past several years cultivating a strong following of activists, hip hop heads, punks, and self-identified nerds and geeks, among others. 

PLUS: post-performance dance party with DJ Augie

The Margaret Hart concert is annual production of MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center. Each year, box office proceeds are donated to the Margaret A. Hart Scholarship Fund.
 

Wednesday February 21st

 
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.
 
Storytelling Games for Kids Workshop
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
2:30 – 4 PM
Free
for more information

Do your kids love telling stories, creating games, crafting for hours?  Would you like your child to work on communication skills, self confidence, creative self expression, thinking and cognitive skills, and explore a range of literacy concepts in an imaginative way?  Then this is the workshop for you!  We will explore up to three ways of telling stories by creating storytelling games.  Best for kids in grades 2-5.  Wednesday, February 21st 2:30-4:00 p.m.  Please register by calling the Youth Services Department at 413-662-3133, ext. 14
Dad and Family Bowling
Valley Park Lanes, Curran Highway
(413) 664-4821
3:30 – 5 PM
Free
for more information

Dad and Family Bowling. February 21st 3:30-5:30 Location: Valley Park Bowling Curran Highway North Adams. Dads bring your family! Or make it a fun time for you & your child! Join us during school vacation week for a fun filled early evening of bowling and pizza!  FREE for families with children 8 and under. Call to register, 413-664-4821. Space is limited!
 

Thursday February 22nd

 
Reading to Rover
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
2:30 – 4 PM
Free
for more information

Children of all ages and abilities are invited to come to the Youth Services Department on Thursday, February 22nd 2:30-3:30 p.m. and read to or spend time with our special furry friends.  Children may bring a favorite book from home or choose one from the library's wonderful book collection and spend a short time reading to a dog.  Children who are not yet confident around dogs are also welcome to spend time just sitting quietly with one of our dogs.  Therapy dogs are a wonderful way for children to practice reading to a non-judgmental partner.  Our dogs are all certified as therapy dogs and we are confident of their patience and charm. The dogs will be at the library with their owners/handlers.  Light refreshments and dog biscuits will be available.   Call the Youth Services Department at 413-662-3133, ext. 14 for more information.
Burnham Gold North Adams Grand Opening
33 Main Street
(413) 458-0093
5 – 7 PM
Free
for more information

Please join us for our Open House and Williamstown Chamber of Commerce Networking Night. Stop by to check out our new North Adams office and raise a glass with us to toast to future endeavors! Located at 33 Main Street North Adams.
MCLA Green Living Seminar: “Innovative Strategies for Facilitating and Monitoring Fish Movement and Migration”
MCLA Campus CSI 121, 375 Church St.
413-662-5303
5:30 PM
Free
for more information

“Innovative Strategies for Facilitating and Monitoring Fish Movement and Migration,” presented by Alex Haro, fish passage engineering section leader at the United States Geologic Survey.
Every semester, MCLA’s Green Living Seminar Series hosts lectures by local, regional, and national experts. The seminars are organized around a central theme related to the environment and sustainability. The 2018 series is a presentation of the MCLA Environmental Studies Department and MCLA’s Berkshire Environmental Resource Center.
 For more information, go to www.mcla.edu/greenliving or contact Traister at (413) 662-5303.
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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.
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
S & T - House Sparrow, Lady Jane, Conor Hennessy, Poor Eliza
Design Lab, 49 Main St.
soundsandtones@gmail.com
6 - 9 PM
$5 (Cash only)
for more information

Sounds & TonesPresents -
House Sparrow - North Adams beloved indie duo and S&T alum
Poor Eliza engages audiences with her intimate vocal vibrato and dynamic songwriting. She uses her lyrics to challenge her sense of self, how she is perceived, and the disappointments surrounding identity.
lady jane - Returning to perform in North Adams, lady jane sings songs of love and life and newness.
Conor Ryan Hennessy - Also returning to perform in North Adams. Those who have seen him at the Parlor or Common Folk know how great of a songwriter he is! Folk songs about Billy Murray, Whiskey, and life.

All Ages | Doors at 6 | Music at 7
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 February 23rd

 
Explore, Create and Play at MASS MoCA
MASS MoCA, 1040 Mass MoCA Way
(413) 664-4821
10 – 11 AM
Free
for more information

Explore, Create and Play at MASS MoCA. Explore Kidspace with The Family Center! On Friday, February 23 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. For ages 2-5 years. We get to explore, create art and play before the museum even opens! *Families will meet in the main lobby of the museum at 9:45 a.m. to go up to Kidspace. In collaboration with Mass MoCA. Space is limited. Call The Family Center 413-664-4821 to register.
Yoga Workshop for Teens
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
413-663-7588 x15
2-3 PM
Free

UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, North Adams For teens ages 14-19. Learn ways to reduce stress. Reservation is required, contact Tim Shiebler at 663-7588 x15. Sponsored by the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition.
Children's Animal Tracks in Winter Program
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
2 – 3:30 PM
Free
for more information

Please join us for a reading of Big Tracks, Little Tracks by Millicent E. Selsam accompanied by a lesson about identifying animal tracks in winter. While staying indoors, we will take a closer look at the footprints we might find in the snow! Each child will make their own tracking cast to take home. The lesson in geared toward 1st-4th graders, but anyone who is interested is welcome!
Presenter will be Mariah Auman, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator for the Berkshire Natural Resources Council. If you have any questions about the event please contact Mariah at 413-499-0596 and mauman@bnrc.org or Sara at 413-662-3133, ext. 14 and naplyouth@northadams-ma.gov.
J.P. Murphy Duo featuring Irish Music
NA American Legion Post 125, 91 American Legion Drive
(413) 664-9004
8 PM
Free
for more information

 

Let's enjoy some Irish music and much more.

Rhinoceros
Venable Theater, MCLA Campus, Church Street
8 PM
$5/ Students. $10/Faculty,Staff,Non-MCLA Students, $12/Alumni, $15/General Admission
for more information

The MCLA Performing Arts Theatre Program proudly presents: Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco
February 23-24, March 2-3 @ 8pm February 23 & March 4 @ 2pm Venable Theater. Eugène Ionesco wrote “Rhinoceros” in 1958 as a response to his experience of fascism in Romania in the 1930s. In a small-town cafe, the apathetic Berenger meets his friend Jean for a drink. Suddenly, a rhinoceros runs down the street! Not long after, they see another, then another, until soon, the square is overrun with rhinos! Where did they come from? Something must be done! Berenger realizes, to his horror, that people are actually TURNING INTO RHINOS! He watches as his neighbors' and co-workers' skin hardens, bumps form on their noses, and horns grow. It is an epidemic of 'Rhinoceritis' and almost everyone succumbs. In the end, determined to keep his humanity, Berenger finds himself beginning to mutate. But unlike the others, he puts up a fight. A physical theatre production that will showcase Ionesco’s haunting and urgent words, as it depicts the struggle of one man to maintain his individual identity and integrity in a world where others successively yield to the inevitable domination of brute force.

North Adams theatre artist, painter, puppeteer, and performer, David Lane, directs this existential allegory about the nature of moral strength and weakness, and whether we should see the survival of the human race as triumph or tragedy.
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 February 17th

 
Rhinoceros
Venable Theater, MCLA Campus, Church Street
2 + 8 PM
$5/ Students. $10/Faculty,Staff,Non-MCLA Students, $12/Alumni, $15/General Admission
for more information

The MCLA Performing Arts Theatre Program proudly presents: Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco
February 23-24, March 2-3 @ 8pm February 23 & March 4 @ 2pm Venable Theater. Eugène Ionesco wrote “Rhinoceros” in 1958 as a response to his experience of fascism in Romania in the 1930s. In a small-town cafe, the apathetic Berenger meets his friend Jean for a drink. Suddenly, a rhinoceros runs down the street! Not long after, they see another, then another, until soon, the square is overrun with rhinos! Where did they come from? Something must be done! Berenger realizes, to his horror, that people are actually TURNING INTO RHINOS! He watches as his neighbors' and co-workers' skin hardens, bumps form on their noses, and horns grow. It is an epidemic of 'Rhinoceritis' and almost everyone succumbs. In the end, determined to keep his humanity, Berenger finds himself beginning to mutate. But unlike the others, he puts up a fight. A physical theatre production that will showcase Ionesco’s haunting and urgent words, as it depicts the struggle of one man to maintain his individual identity and integrity in a world where others successively yield to the inevitable domination of brute force.

North Adams theatre artist, painter, puppeteer, and performer, David Lane, directs this existential allegory about the nature of moral strength and weakness, and whether we should see the survival of the human race as triumph or tragedy.
Sinkane
MASS MoCA, 1040 Mass MoCA Way
(413) 662-2111
8 PM
$10/Students, $14/Advance, $20 Day Of, $26/ Preferred
for more information

Ahmed Gallab makes music that is joyful and generous, with a razor-sharp message about community and social justice. He led the 15-piece Atomic Bomb Band, with collaborators that included David Byrne, Damon Albarn, and Jamie Lidell. Now he visits MASS MoCA with his 6-piece project, horns blazing.
Berkshire County musical ringmaster Andy Wrba warms us up.
Sponsored by the Hans and Kate Morris Fund for New Music
 

Monday February 26th

 
Daycare Provider Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:00 am
Free
for more information

Daycare providers looking for an educational outing for their kiddos are welcome to this 1-2 times a month storytime.  Ages birth to 5 years old, siblings welcome.  1 - 2 stories read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.  Mondays, February 12th and 26th at 10:00 a.m.   Call the Youth Services Department at 413-662-3133, ext. 14 for more information.   
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 27th

 
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.
nbCC’s Youth Leadership Project
nbCC Conference Room, 61 Main Street, North Adams
(413) 663-7588
5 - 7 pm
Free

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
Free
for more information

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

From Our Neighbors

 

Now through 2/25

Ten Days of Play 
Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield
(413) 443-7171
All events are included in museum admission
for more information

Ten Days of Play (TDOP) is back for its sixth year and this popular ten-day play festival is expanding throughout the entire Museum. The Crane Room will once again be transformed into a child-directed play zone. TDOP’s favorite experiences will be spread through the galleries including the big blue blocks of Imagination Playground, the early childhood center, dramatic forest play, a Deconstruction Tinker Lab, and the Starlab Planetarium.
Included with regular Museum admission.
Ten Days of Play is part of Pittsfield’s annual 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival. For complete details, visit DiscoverPittsfield.com.
This year's Ten Days of Play events:
Free Community Play Night: Friday, February 16, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Starlab Planetarium: Saturday through Sunday, February 17 through 25, 11 am to 3 pm, Sundays noon to 3 pm.
Instrument Petting Zoo with the Berkshire Music School: Monday, February 19, 1:30 to 3 pm
Jack and the Beanstalk with Nappy's Puppets: Monday through Wednesday, February 19 - 21, 11 am, and Tuesday, February 20, at 1 pm
Hancock Shaker Village Pop Up: Wednesday, February 21, 11 am to 3 pm
Records and Burpee Zoo Show: Thursday, February 22, 11 am
BCT presents "Cinderella": Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24, 11 am
Pop Up Dance with UMass Amherst: Saturday, February 24, 1:30 pm

Thursday 2/22

10x10 Real Art Party
Berkshire Museum
39 South St., Pittsfield
(413) 443-7171
6 – 8 PM
Free
for more information

Berkshire Art Association is at it again! Artists from the Berkshires and beyond are contributing 10x10 inch original works of art to be given away for just $25 each during the 10x10 RAP (Real Art Party) at the Berkshire Museum on Thursday, February 22, 2018.
A $25 ARTtix guarantees the buyer to a work of art to take home the night of the party. ARTtix may be purchased at the Berkshire Museum admissions desk or by phone, through the night of the 10x10 RAP (or until tickets sell out).
The doors open at 6pm and the drawing begins at 7pm sharp! Tickets will be chosen in a random order and the bearer will be able to choose any work of art that is still on the wall. Admission for the evening is free.

Saturday 2/24

Vinyl Night
Uptown Tunnel Coffee
81 Spring Street, Williamstown
(413) 458-5010
6 – 8 PM
Free
for more information

Listen, buy, trade, learn and chat about your favorite records with Toonerville Trolley Records and other record dealers and music enthusiasts. Sip on one of Uptown Tunnel Coffee's specialty drinks from the new mocktail menu.  Something to break your cabin fever!

Wednesday 2/21

Free All Ages Yoga
Clark Art Institute
225 South St, Williamstown
413-743-7121
11 – 11:45 AM
Free
for more information

Join us over school break and re-energize with instructors from North Adams Yoga. Yogis of all ages are welcome to stretch and refocus during this free, 45-minute class in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. Recommended for adults and children ages three and up. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

Friday 2/23

Acoustic Groove-Penny and Garrett
Bouti Fare, 200 Howland Ave, ADAMS
(413) 743-0193
7:30 – 10:30 PM
Free
for more information

 You know these two from LICENSE TO GROOVE. Penny sings. Garrett plays guitar and a lot of electronic doohickies. They play a lot of hits from the last 40 years acoustically. Hilarity ensues!
Come out...listen to some quiet tunes and enjoy the good folks at the Bounti Fare!!! NO COVER!!!

Saturday 2/24

ThunderFest 2018
Adams Visitors Center
3 Hoosac St., Adams
(413) 743-8358
Noon – 5PM
Free
for more information

EAT!
- Popular local food vendors - details coming soon.
- Take part in the annual Chowder Competition as we welcome several new restaurants to the challenge this year! Starts at 1:30. Only $3.

DRINK!
- Wandering Star’s Thunderbolt IPA and Bright Ideas local craft brews will be on tap.
- Balderdash Cellars will be on hand with their local wine.
RIDE!
Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum is recreating the Snow Trains that used to bring people to Adams to enjoy winter sports during the 30s and 40s! Specially decorated trains leave hourly from Adams Station, across the street from the Fest.
ENJOY!
- Live music from Elizabeth Young & The Restless Hearts. A brand new band formed by some top talent including members of Blackwater and the awesome Arthur Holmes. The ever popular Tom Corrigan will be the opening act.
- Fun for the kids provided by YOUTH CENTER Inc.
- Free entry into the Thunderbolt Ski Museum.
- Local retail and recreational vendors share their wares, information, and passion for their work.
- Give kudos to the crazy athletes that just skied up and down Mount Greylock three times at The 'Bolt medal ceremony.
Thank you to our generous sponsors: Adams Community Bank, Aladco & Berkshire Gas.

 

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