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North Adams Happenings: Feb. 28-March 6

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North Adams Happenings:
February 28th - March 6th
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 
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 28th

 
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 March 1st

 
MCLA Presents an evening of poetry with Ocean Vuong
218 Murdock Hall, MCLA 375 Church St
7 PM
Free & open to the public
for more information

Internationally acclaimed poet Ocean Vuong is the author of the best-selling collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds, a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016 and winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Whiting Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Born in Saigon, Vuong currently serves as an Assistant Professor at UMass Amherst. His numerous honors include fellowships from The Poetry Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and The Academy of American Poets. 
MCLA Green Living Seminar: “Using Forest Models to Guide Sustainable Forestry Practices”
MCLA Campus CSI 121, 375 Church St.
413-662-5303
5:30 PM
Free
for more information

“Using Forest Models to Guide Sustainable Forestry Practices,” presented by Charles Canham, forest ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, N.Y.   

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.
Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner
North Adams Elks 487, 100 Eagle Street
(413) 664-9039
5 – 6:30 PM
Cost unlisted
for more information

It’s that time of year again. Come on down to the Elks and enjoy my famous corned beef and cabbage dinner. Inbox me to sign up. Thanks !!!
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
Assets 4 Artists Open Studios
The Studios at MASS MoCA, Building 13, 2nd Floor
5 -7 PM
Free
for more information

Creativity is flowing and the weather's warming up. What's not to celebrate? Come join us at our next Open Studios on March 1st. It’s free, so tell your friends -- or come alone andmake new friends! You’ll be able to connect with our current group of artists, meander through the studios discovering works-in-progress, and enjoy a drink on us.

Date: Thursday, March 1st. When: 5:00 - 7:00 PM Where: The Studios at MASS MoCA,Building 13, 2nd floor

Participating Artists:
SallyBozzuto
PetrosChrisostomou
PriscillaDobler
RaulGonzalez
MarisaHricovsky
AdrienneReynolds
RyanScails
HeesunShin
SarahSweeney
ZhiyuanYang
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.
"Look Up" Family Movie Night
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
5:30 – 7:45 PM
Free
for more information

"Apollo 13" 1995 Universal Picture featuring Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris and others. Edge-of-your-seat drama trying to bring back a disabled spacecraft stranded 200,00 miles from home., Hosted by North Adams Public Library For more information please contact Mindy Hackner at library@northadams-ma.gov.
March Meeting of NADCC
Richmond Grille, 40 Main St.
(413) 663-6500
6 – 7 PM
Free
for more information

The North Adams Democratic City Committee will have it's March meeting on Thursday, March 1 at the Richmond Grille at 6pm.

Join us as we elect two positions to the Executive Committee, Male Vice Chair and Affirmative Action and Outreach Advisor. At this meeting we will also have a discussion about the next year and look for feedback on what the community would like to see from the NADCC! Light refreshments will be provided. ALL are welcome!
Brighten Up with Soul
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 Mass MoCA Way
(413) 346-4460
7 – 10 PM
Free
for more information

It’s soul time. Berkshire County's only all vinyl “Soul Night” is coming to Bright Ideas Brewing. North Adams' own Rebel Beat Sound System will be playing the best Soul, Northern Soul, R&B, Mod and Reggae 45’s to get your feet a moving. Come and brighten up after a long winter.

 

 

Friday March 2nd

 
Shut The Folk Up: Jake Slater & Ciarra Fragale
Common Folk (location revealed with ticket purchase)
boxoffice.commonfolk@gmail.com
7 - 10 PM
$8-10/person
for more information

Please welcome, Jake Slater from Amherst MA. He is usually found contorting strings and leaping around playing psychedelicized jazz rock while leading Humble Digs. He is keen to show off the tone of his songs closer to how they are at the moment of inspiration- still spindling and ethereal, yet rooted in folk and an earthy groove.

For our second set, Ciarra Fragale is an indie folk singer/songwriter from New York's Hudson Valley. Drawing influence from a diverse array of artists, such as Joni Mitchell, Pat Benatar, and Bon Iver, Ciarra crafts her style of songwriting by mixing the old with the new, giving her folk music a soulful, indie edge.
www.ciarrafragale.com

Doors at 6:30
No Entry after 7:30
Show: 7:40
$10 Door (Cash or Card)
$8 If you bring a snack to share!
RSVP at boxoffice.commonfolk@gmail.com
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.
Karaoke Friday!
State Street Tavern, 167 State Street 413-664-9151
9 PM – 1 AM
Free
for more information


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

 

 

Saturday March 3rd

 
Winter Farmer's Market
The Green, 87 Main St.
413-664-6180/ potvinsara@gmail.com
9 AM – 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.

MARCH MARKET VENDORS:
Caroline"s Scottish Shortbread
Clarksburg Bread Co.
Jaeschke Fruit & Flowers Center
Many Forks Farm
MonArtistic Pet Products
Mountain Girl Farm
Natalya's Ethnic Cousine
North Yeast Bakery
Square Roots Farm
Gray Raven Farm
White Goose Gardens
Cricket Creek Farm
Bees n' Blossoms Lotion Bars & Sweet N' Salty Spa Essentials
Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center's Balsam & Evergreen Products
And LIVE MUSIC from 10am-1pm!
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.
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.
Opening Reception - The house your road ends on
outside Gallery, 10 Ashland
outside@thisisoutside.com
6 – 8 PM
Free
for more information

Outside is pleased to present our third season with solo show by Cal Siegel, "the house your road ends on."

This show features photographs, drawings, and sculpture that examine domestic environments through the perversion of scale, perspective, and vernacular archetypes. The collective installation peers into our cultural relationship with architecture and place.

The reception is from 6-8pm and will offer some free drinks.

The house your road ends on March 3rd - April 28th, 2018
outside, 10 Ashland St, North Adams, MA ,Open Fri & Sat 1-6pm
C. J. Field
MASS MoCA, 1040 Mass MoCA Way
(413) 662-2111
8 PM
SOLD OUT – Call box office for wait list
for more information

North Adams native a J Field wasn’t born with a guitar in his hand — but he could have been. Field carved out a place for himself on the Nashville scene as a frontman of the edgy rock-and-roots collaborative Delta Riot and as a chart-topping songwriter. He’s back in his hometown for a show of spirited, gritty guitar that’s sure to please all you fans of Sam Cooke, Levon Helm, or Ryan Adams.
 

Sunday March 4th

 
MCLA Baseball Spring Warm-Up Clinic
MCLA, 375 Church St
(413) 884-5388 or Michael.Gladu@mcla.edu
9 AM – 1PM
for more information

Clinic for all 13-17 year old players. The clinic will cover hitting, fielding, pitching and base running in preparation for high school tryouts. $30 per player. Contact Coach Gladu at (413) 884-5388 or Michael.Gladu@mcla.edu
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.

Sunday, March 4
Wednesday, April 4
Friday, May 4
Monday, June 4
Wine, Chocolate, Craft Beer Tasting
Freight Yard Pub, 1 Furnace Street
www.ayjfund.org
3-6 PM
for more information

Join us for our popular Wine, Chocolate & Craft Beer Tasting at FYP, including a wine pull, silent auction and more! We have a signed Gronkowski shirt raffle too! Not to be missed! Silent Auction items and wine for the wine pull welcome. $ 25 ticket All proceeds benefit children with cancer ♥
 

Monday March 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 March 6th

 
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.
Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire
94 Porter St
6 PM
Free and open to the public
for more information

The Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire will be holding the a meeting Tuesday, March 6, 2018, beginning at 6 pm in the conference room at 94 Porter Street on the campus of MCLA. It is open to the public.

Agenda: To be posted a week before the meeting.
 

From Our Neighbors

 

Thursday 3/1

Small Cities, Big Futures

Framework, 437 North Street
6pm-9pm
Free
for more information

In light of recent;

RESEARCH - Did you know over 700 young people are leaving Pittsfield and Berkshire County every year? (the Berkshire Initiative for Growth Report) 

NEWS - Pittsfield was ranked the most boring city in MA by Business Insider.

VIBES - “I’m not from here, but the major thing I don’t see from community members in the city is pride in their city”
- Intergenerational Conversations Group member

Sometimes we all have trouble seeing how much opportunity is right in front of us. That's how we feel about Pittsfield.

Help us build a new narrative for Pittsfield as a city young people are proud to work, play, and grow in. 
Sunday 3/4

Singing School

The Second Congregational Church, 81 Hancock Rd., Williamstown
3 PM
$5 suggested donation

A benefit for The Williamstown Historical Museum by Singing School. Songs will represent music from the past often sung locally in churches, fellowship meetings, and social events. Singing School consists of local singers from Williamstown and North Adams and focuses on a wide range of musical presentations that keep local musical history alive.

 

Friday 3/2

First Fridays: New Parents Gallery Talk

Clark Art, 225 South St., Williamstown
(413) 458-2303
10:15 – 11:15 AM
Free
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.

Sunday 3/4

FREE First Sundays at The Clark

Clark Art, 225 South St., Williamstown
(413) 458-2303
All Day
Free
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.

 

Monday 3/5

Berkshires 100% Renewable Energy Summit

Berkshire Community College, Susan B Anthony Student Center Room G12, 1350 West St., Pittsfield
10 AM – 2 PM
Free

Presented by: Berkshire Communities Green Network, Berkshire Environmental Action Team, 350 MA Berkshires, MASSPIRG Students, Berkshire Community College and Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

 

WHO:
State Senator Adam Hinds

State Representative Paul Mark

State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier

Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer

Dan Siegel, Assistant Secretary of Environment for the Commonwealth's Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Jim Barry, Green Communities Coordinator for Western Mass.Bill Farrell, Director of Communications for Berkshire East Mountain Resort

Ben Hellerstein, Environment Massachusetts State Director

Stu Besnoff, Alpine Solar Heat and Hot Water and Windsor Green Committee

Christopher Derby-Kilfoyle, Berkshire Photovoltaic Services

Eve Schatz, Berkshire Center for Justice

 

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