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North Adams Happenings:
April 25 - May 1st
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 
May 4th
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.

Friday, May 4
Monday, June 4
 
May 4th
Shut The Folk Up: House Sparrow & Lady Jane
Location released with RSVP
7pm
$10 Donation
for more information

House Sparrow is a two-person band living in North Adams, Mass. Driven by synthesizers, sleigh bells, some uniquely set up four-stringed instruments, Francesca's heavenly voice, and a lot of rumination on nature, waiting, death, and time, band members Francesca Olsen and Joe Aidonidis combine their talents to create a dreamy wall of sound that's worth a close listen. Formerly performing under the moniker Francesca Shanks, House Sparrow has toured extensively since 2016.

The band also released a Daytrotter session and multiple live video sessions. Their full LP “Eat Honey, Taste Mud” was released Oct. 20 via Sounds & Tones Records.

lady jane (esperanza friel) grew up in the western mass area and spent most of high school recording songs on a tape recorder in her room. after graduating from northampton high in 2009 she continued that tradition at marlboro college in vermont, writing music in her dorm room and occasionally playing songs for friends. but after graduating from college in may 2013 she decided to take her music more seriously and starting recording songs for her upcoming album "fish and foot."

Doors at 6:30
No Entry after 7:30
$10 Door (Cash or Card)
$8 If you bring a snack to share!
RSVP at boxoffice.commonfolk@gmail.com
 
May 5th
Winter Farmer's Market
The Green, 87 Main St.
413-664-6180/ potvinsara@gmail.com
9 AM – 1PM
Free
for more information

Join us at The Green for our LAST Monthly INDOOR Farmers Market of the winter season on SAT. MAY 5th | 9AM - 1PM @ 87 Main Street.

We accept EBT/Debit/CC.

Unfortunately, our SNAPx2 Program has run out of funding so we will not be doubling SNAP for the May market. Funding for the SNAPX2 Program will be back in place when the outdoor market begins June 9th!

MAY MARKET VENDORS:
Caroline"s Scottish Shortbread
Clarksburg Bread Co.
Jaeschke Fruit & Flowers Center
MonArtistic Pet Products
Mountain Girl Farm
Natalya's Ethnic Cousine
North Yeast Bakery
Square Roots Farm
Gray Raven Farm
Cricket Creek Farm
Smokey Diva's 92nd Sauce
MP Rustic Decor
Uniquely Yours Jewelry

And LIVE MUSIC from Dylan Girouard & Luke Tobin 10am-1pm!
 

Wednesday April 25th

 
April 25th
Common Ground & O+ Festival Info Session
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
www.commonfolk.org
6pm-9pm
Free
for more information

Join us for a community conversation about O+ Festival! 

What is O+ Festival??
By exchanging the art of medicine for the medicine of art, O+ empowers communities to take control of their collective wellbeing. 

Underinsured artists and musicians create and perform in exchange for a variety of services donated by doctors, dentists, and complimentary care providers. O+ calles this exchange the art of medicine for the medicine of art. 

Founded in 2010 in Kingston, NY by a small group of artists-activists, doctors and a dentist, O+ is now a national nonprofit working in cities around the country.

What is Common Ground?
Network, problem solve, & promote your events with Common Folk members and the general public. 

Creators, arts managers/educators, community members, and supporters of the creative world in North Adams and beyond are welcome to come!

What is Common Folk?
Common Folk inspires creativity, supports local and emerging artistry, and positively contributes to the community. Common Folk support creators of all walks of life.
Preschool Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 am
Free!
for more information

Preschool storytime and craft at the North Adams Public Library in the 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.
Books, Balls, Beads, & Blocks
The Family Center, 210 State St.
413-664-4821
10 – 11 AM
Free
for more information

An Ages and Stages Event. A free, fun interactive event providing developmental screening for children 12 months to 3 years old. Wednesday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in The Family Center Playroom, 210 State Street, North Adams. Children will have fun at play centers, while parents complete an Ages and Stages questionnaire. Staff will answer questions, score the questionnaire and share the results in a follow up meeting with individual parents. Call 413-664-4821 to register. No Terrific Tots Playgroup on this date.
Start a Garden Workshop
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
413-663-7588
1 – 2 PM
Free (Registration Required)

Wednesday, April 25 at the UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, North Adams from 1:00 to 2:00pm. Come join the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's The Family Place for an informational workshop on how to begin your own vegetable/flower garden. Each person will receive a small pack of seedlings of their choice to start. This workshop is FREE for all parents/caregivers. Registration is required; please call The Family Place at 413-663-7588 to reserve your spot by April 18th. Childcare and transportation available upon request.
Cooking Matters Course - What's for Dinner? We Can Help!
All Saints Episcopal Church, 59 Summer St.
(413) 447-2114, ext. 6361
3:30 – 5:30 PM
Free – Please register

All Saints Episcopal Church, 59 Summer Street, North Adams You want the best for your family, but time, money, and picky eaters can make it hard! nbCC's The Family Place joins WIC to offer a 6-week Cooking Matters course. Receive a free bag of groceries each week to practice your skills at home. Registration is required. Call Michelle at (413) 447-2114, ext. 6361. Transportation in North County is available upon request.
North Adams Chamber Networking Nite
Grazie, 24 Marshall St.
5- 7 PM
Free

Grazie Italian Ristorante will host a Chamber Networking Event at the very popular 24 Marshall St. location. Enjoy delicious food, while reconnecting with fellow Chamber members and meeting new business owners. As always remember to bring your business cards and enter to win one of our door prizes. Register online.
Trivia Night
Ramuntos, 67 Main Street
413-398-5152
8:00 PM
Free
For more information

 
 

Thursday April 26th

 
MCLA Senior Art Show: The Human Condition
Gallery 51, 51 Main St.
(413) 662-5324
5 - 7 PM
Free
for more information

MCLA's Gallery 51 will present this year’s senior class show, “The Human Condition,” beginning on Thursday, April 26. This annual exhibition serves as the culminating event that provides graduating artists with the tools they will need to further their careers, as they learn how to display and install their art, and more.

The public is invited to attend a free reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, in MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main St.

The artists featured in this year’s show are, Molly Gurner's “Honoring Communication through Advocation”, Halie Smith's “Relationships”, Jacqueline Smith's "Who I See, Who They Know", Nicole Stearns's “Off-White”, and Samantha White's “Antithesis”.
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
Musical Bingo at Mingo's
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 April 27th

 
ART WEEK: April 27 - May 6
 
North Adams is excited to be participating in the 1st Statewide ArtWeek celebration! Official ArtWeek exhibitions can be found here: http://www.artweekma.org/explore-artweek/explore-western-massachusetts/

 For even more events celebrating the arts going on during ArtWeek! go to: Explorenorthadams.com/city-events

 

"Crafternoon" Fridays at the UNO Community Center
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
413-663-7588 or gmcarter@nbccoalition.org
12 – 4 PM 
Free

Drop into the community center during our regular hours on Fridays from 12pm-4pm to work on your own projects alongside other creative individuals. If you don't currently have a project that you are working on, come participate in ongoing arts and crafts projects at UNO, or just stop in for good conversation, coffee/tea and snacks. All skill levels are encouraged to attend, from beginners to those more experienced. Those who are experienced are encouraged to help teach others a new craft. Call or email Glenda for more information.
Into The Woods
MCLA Venable Theater, 375 Church St.
8 – 10:30 PM
$5- 15
for more information

The FPA Theatre Program presents Stephen Sondhiem's masterpiece of music theatre. Cinderella marries her prince, Jack sells his best friend for a handful of beans, Little Red defeats the wolf, and Rapunzel lets her hair down, and it all goes horribly wrong because a baker and his wife seek help from a witch to help them have a child. The community must band together to save each other from the terror of the giant, but sacrifices must be made. 
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.

 

Get Lucky with Lucky Cat Tattoo!
Pitcher’s Mound Pub, 218 Ashland St.
(413) 652-0696
10 PM
21+ ONLY
for more information

Come celebrate the opening of our shop with drinks and music. There will be a DJ and a raffle, enter for a chance to win FREE TATTOOS AND PIERCINGS!
Ages 21+
Middle School Science Fair
MCLA, Amsler Campus Center Gym
(413) 662-5203
8:30am-3pm
Free
for more information

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the 12th Annual Massachusetts Region 1 Middle School Science and Engineering Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 27, in the campus’s Amsler Campus Center gymnasium. 

The event is free and open to the public from 1 to 3 p.m. This year’s keynote speaker will be Paul Reynolds, a children’s book author who also is the co-founder of FableVision and the Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning, and Creativity with his twin brother, Peter Reynolds. He will speak to students at 1:45 p.m. in the Amsler Campus Center gym.

About 150 middle school students from Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties will gather to present their research projects to a panel of judges. The top 40 students will qualify for the state competition at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester on Saturday, June 2, and the top 10 percent of the finalists may submit their work to the Broadcom Masters Competition.

More than 30 judges will assess their projects in the areas of biology, behavioral and social science, chemistry, computer science, earth and space science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics and physics.  The students’ projects will be judged on several criteria, including scientific approach, innovation and creativity and presentation.
 

Saturday April 28th

 
The 16th Annual Humane Race
Colegrove park Elementary School Bus Loop, East Main St.
Humanerace.org
9 AM Check-in/registration; 10AM Race Start
$20/12yrs and under, $25/adult pre-registration, $30/adult day-of registration
for more information

The 16th annual Humane Race benefiting the homeless animals of the Berkshires will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018. After many wonderful years in Williamstown, the 2018 timed 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Walk will be hosted by the city of North Adams. The Humane Race is Berkshire Humane Society’s largest fundraiser held in northern Berkshire County. Participants may run/walk with or without a dog. This year’s fundraising goal is $20,000. Visit humanerace.org for information and to register.

Check-in/Registration 9:00 - 9:45am.
Race begins 10:00am

The race will begin at Colegrove Park
24 Church St., North Adams, MA 01247.

Register online or download and mail a paper form:
http://humanerace.org/register/
http://weblink.donorperfect.com/HRaceReg2018
Grand Opening: Museum of Dog
Museum Of Dog, 55 Union St.
11 AM – 7 PM
$5/person
for more information

Please join me in celebrating the official grand opening of the Museum of Dog! This incredible new museum, full of hundreds of pieces of dog art (ranging from antique sculptures, to vintage dog collars, to contemporary dog artists, to found objects and original Wegman prints) is well worth the drive.

I've been involved in the creation of this museum for many months, and am thrilled to be the first featured contemporary dog artist in their rotating gallery. This grand opening party will be part of ArtWeek's celebration of galleries and museums in Massachusetts, and I hope you can join us.

We'll have food trucks, parking, book signings, private tours of the collection by our museum founder, and lots more.

BUY YOUR $5 TICKET HERE:
https://tinyurl.com/ybpmyphu
Sounds & Tones Presents: From Boston to the Berkshires
Design Lab, 49 Main Street
soundsandtones@gmail.com
6 – 10 PM
$8/person
for more information

Sounds & Tones Presents - From Boston to Berkshires, An evening with Boston-based singer-songwriters:

Mike Burito Vogt (Ex - Secret Creature, Flannel Dan and the Panhandle Band) - A former North Adams transplant and general renaissance man makes his return. At least one Ben Howard cover will be required.

Prateek - Nominated for best Boston singer-songwriter of 2017 and described by Red Line Roots as "a little bit lonesome, a little bit blue, but all heart." http://www.prateeksongs.com/

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. https://cottonswabcitrus.bandcamp.com/

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. https://pooreliza.bandcamp.com/

Low Ceilings - Janky-freak Folk Boston transplant from CT. https://lowceilingsmusic.bandcamp.com/

$8 cash / all ages. Doors at 6. Music at 7. Follow our facebook and other social media @soundsandtones to keep up to date on new show announcements!
Step Up: Empowering Ourselves 
MCLA, 375 Church Street
518-781-4686
9 AM – 4 PM
FREE
for more information

Free day of workshops entitled Step Up: Empowering Ourselves, on Saturday, April 28th from 9am-4pm at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams. Our themes will be "Freedom from Fear," "Freedom from Want," and "Our Democracy at Risk." They are looking for individuals or organizations to facilitate workshops of one or two hours. If you have a workshop that fits within these themes, please fill out our form here, and we will get back to you soon. For more information contact Becky Meier, 518-781-4686, beckyjmeier@gmail.com.
Greylock Elementary Spring Craft Fair
Greylock Elementary School, 100 Phelps Ave
9 AM – 3 PM
Free
for more information

Save the date! April 28 we will be hosting our 3rd Annual Spring Craft Fair! Come shop with crafters and sellers from all over Berkshire County. Vendors who are interested in a table space should contact Shelley Stone at (413) 663-0450 or shelley.stone22@live.com
 
ArtWeek: Cut & Tape a Thon! A soft boiled Zine Workshop 
50 Ashland St.
(413) 664-4481
10 AM – 9 PM
Free
for more information

In celebration of ArtWeek, join soft-boiled zines for a hands-on cut-and-tape-a-thon! For nine days, soft-boiled will occupy a storefront in North Adams that will be a makerspace, zine library, and gallery. There will be tape, scissors, various stickers, and other paper materials that will be at YOUR disposal for creation. soft-boiled will have a small library of zines to peruse and will also curate a selection of zines made throughout the week to be on display.

This event is free, or if participants choose, for $5 they can have their publication digitized and will receive two printed copies.

Drop in! Walk in! Stop by!

NO REGISTRATION NEEDED. You don't need to make an appointment, RSVP, or sign up.
However, if you or a large group of people are planning to stop in, a heads up would be great! Email softboiledzines@gmail.com to let us know and we'll be sure to put on a fresh pot of coffee and will chill some juice for the kiddos (or adults and puppies—all are welcome).

PLEASE NOTE:
Every day at 3:00 p.m. we shut down for a two-hour "riposo". We'll reopen—refreshed and revitalized—at 5:00 p.m.

To learn more about ArtWeek and other events visit: artweekma.org.
MCLA Presents: Into The Woods
MCLA Venable Theater, 375 Church St.
4:30pm & 8pm
$5-15
for more information

The FPA Theatre Program presents Stephen Sondhiem's masterpiece of music theatre. Cinderella marries her prince, Jack sells his best friend for a handful of beans, Little Red defeats the wolf, and Rapunzel lets her hair down, and it all goes horribly wrong because a baker and his wife seek help from a witch to help them have a child. The community must band together to save each other from the terror of the giant, but sacrifices must be made. 
North Adams Truth Project: "What's Your Truth"
Kidspace @ MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
1 – 3 PM
Free
for more information

North Adams Truth Project: “What’s Your Truth?”

The North Adams Truth Project is a community project investigating authority, voice, and truth organized by MASS MoCA and the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (nbCC), inspired by the works of Jenny Holzer on view in MASS MoCA’s Building 6.

Community members are invited to two “What’s Your Truth?” open sessions at MASS MoCA from 1-3pm on 4/28 and 5/26 to explore what stories get told about our hometown, who has the power to tell these stories, and ways in which we can add to, complicate, or reject some of those stories. Through any process of editing, removing, and adding information to a series of documents with varying ‘truths’ about North Adams, participants will be able to offer their more personal, nuanced visions of the city. The goal, in short, is to flip the narratives from needs-based descriptions of North Adams as a struggling community to asset-based stories of triumph and more honest acknowledgments of complexity and gray areas.

The North Adams redaction stories will ultimately be printed on posters and hung around the downtown area in conjunction with DownStreet Art in Summer 2018.
Spring Party
UNO Community Center, 157 River St.
413-664-4612
2 – 4 PM
Free
for more information

FREE fun for all Northern Berkshire residents of all ages! Saturday, April 28 from 2-4. The UNO Community Center is located at 157 River Street. For more information, contact Matt Shiebler at (413) 664-4612.
ArtWeek: Building 13 Open House
Building 13, MASS MoCA Campus
3 – 7 PM
Free
for more information

Celebrate the art and artists in Building 13 at MASS MoCA. View ongoing and new exhibitions, meet artists and see work in process in The Studios at MASS MoCA, and browse the galleries and archive at The Artist Book Foundation.  Spring Building 13 Open House on the MASS MoCA campus is a part of ArtWeek, a statewide program highlighting the importance of supporting the arts in Massachusetts. ArtWeek takes place April 27–May 6. Open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The Artist Book Foundation: In conjunction with the current exhibition: TOM BLACKWELL, Motorcycles and Mannequins, there will be a panel discussion on the iconic status of the motorcycle in American culture and the role Photorealism plays as a strong and appropriate genre for its representation in art. Featuring artist, Tom Blackwell, and Photorealism expert, Louis Meisel. 3:00 - 5:30 pm.

CYNTHIA-REEVES: CHINESE ABSTRACTION - an exhibition that brings together artwork in diverse media by four contemporary Chinese artists. The show features minimalist paintings by Shen Chen; monumental watercolors of the urban landscape by Paul Ching- Bor; rich abstract oil paintings by Lianghong Feng; and, work by Cui Fei, whose abstract drawings, photographs, and installations evoke Chinese calligraphy through the use of organic materials, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Ferrin Contemporary: DIRECTIONS: Sergei Isupov, the first exhibition in a series in which the gallery will shine focus on artists whose recent work captures a transitional moment in their creative process.The artist Sergei Isupov will demonstrate his figure-ground painting technique and discuss the new directions explored in his recent works, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

The Studios at MASS MoCA: Open Studios, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Participating Artists: Hyun Jung Ahn, Paolo Arao, Max Colby, Simone Couto, Danielle Ezzo, David Greenwood, Alexandra Forsyth Martinez, Gamaliel Rodriguez, Hui-Ying Tsai, Jon Verney

Art in the Building 13 Common Area: Evan Hauser, courtesy of Ferrin Contemporary.

Yechel Gagnon - custom-made and hand carved plywood, courtesy of CYNTHIA-REEVES

Building 13 is located at 1315 MASS MoCA Way at the south end of the museum complex. The museum’s beautifully restored 19-century mill buildings featuring galleries, eateries, and a multi-venue center for the performing arts. MASS MoCA hosts a constellation of creative artists, innovative programs, cultural institutions, businesses, and lovers of great art, food, and drink, who all come together to infuse the historic factory setting with vibrant culture and commerce.

1st Floor
CYNTHIA-REEVES
Ferrin Contemporary

2nd Floor
The Artist Book Foundation
The Studios at MASS MoCA, a program by Assets for Artists
ArtWeek: Carolyn Clayton: Object Afterlife
Gravity Gallery, 44 Eagle St.
12 – 4 PM
Free
for more information

Do you have objects in your possession that you no longer want but can’t bring yourself to throw away? OBJECT AFTERLIFE offers an innovative and guilt-free solution. We are an object processing service for objects that are stuck in limbo between possession and trash. Using advanced blender technology we free your object from the form it is stuck in. Release your unwanted, burdensome, space-consuming or useless thing from your possession and we will release it from its purgatory state.

OBJECT AFTERLIFE is a project of North Adam’s artist Carolyn Clayton. Her work seeks to cultivate an enhanced awareness of our shared lives with things. She is interested in the traces that humans leave on material objects. This has positioned her to ask whether object history is retained in the fragments of everyday things, which she explores by interacting with, collecting, photographing, pulverizing and reassembling second-hand objects.
INSTALLATION SPACE Gallery Opening
49 Eagle St.
4 – 8PM
Free

Featuring:"AMERICAN GRAFFITI"  Behind the scenes at Jack's Army and Navy Store

Once the home of Jack's Army and Navy Store, 49 Eagle Street in North Adams, Massachusetts is starting a new life as the INSTALLATION SPACE; a gallery dedicated to presenting interpretive, informative, immersive, experiential, and augmented art installations.  

"American Graffiti" is gallery owner Anna Farrington's tribute to Jack's Army and Navy Store featuring photographs of the 1950's era graffiti found in the store's former stockrooms. The graffiti tell stories of love, pride, and aspiration. It's messages are immediately relate-able to anyone who has ever been in love, hoped for the future, or left their own marks behind. Paired with "artifacts" found in the space during the building renovation, the photos pay homage to daily life in North Adams.

Fans of history, friends of art, photography buffs, graffiti enthusiasts, and most especially anyone who ever experienced Jack's Army and Navy Store are invited to attend.
Open Studios at MASS MoCA
Assets for Artists, 1320 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 664-4481
5 – 7 PM
Free
for more information

We're hosting an Open Studios! And this time, it's in collaboration with other arts organizations in our building. Read more about the B13 Open House by viewing our blog page or following the event page link:
www.assetsforartists.org/blog/2018/3/18/open-studios-april-28th
www.facebook.com/events/158366108163994

We invite you to join us for our first Open Studios of the Spring season! Our new group of residents, diverse in their practices, are eager to share their work with you. From fiber-based sculptures to silkscreen prints and readings, there's a little something for everyone at this upcoming event.

It’s free, so tell your friends -- or come alone and make new friends! Refreshments are on the house.

Participating Artists: Hyun Jung Ahn www.hyunjungahn.net, Paolo Arao www.paoloarao.com, Max Colby www.maxcolby.com, Simone Couto iscp-nyc.org/resident/simone-couto , Danielle Ezzo www.danielleezzo.com, David Greenwood electricliterature.com/the-solo-show-by-david-greenwood-e8a090178677, Alexandra Forsyth Martinez www.alexandra-forsyth.com , Gamaliel Rodriguez
nathaliekarg.com/?artists=gamaliel-rodriguez, Hui-Ying Tsai www.huiytsai.com, Jon Verney www.jonverney.com

Directions to the Studios:
When you park in the main visitor lot at MASS MoCA, Building 13 is right in front of you. You’ll see Ferrin Contemporary and CYNTHIA-REEVES galleries on the first floor. Enter through the side door (on the end of the building farthest from Rt. 2) and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor.
Ephrat Asherie Dance: Odeon
MASS MoCA, 1040 Mass MoCA Way
(413) 662-2111
8 PM
$5 STUDENTS + MEMBERS / $14 ADVANCE / $20 DAY OF / $30 PREFERRED
for more information

Co-presented with Jacob’s Pillow Dance

Bessie Award-winning choreographer Ephrat Asherie offers a sneak peek at her work-in-progress Odeon, a dazzling exploration of breaking, hip-hop, house, and vogue. Her brother Ehud, an acclaimed pianist, will perform a score by Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, a blend of early 20th century classical music with samba and popular Afro-Brazilian rhythms.

This program is supported in part by the Irene Hunter Fund for Dance at MASS MoCA in association with Jacob’s Pillow Dance.
 

Sunday April 29th

 
ArtWeek: Cut & Tape a Thon! A soft boiled Zine Workshop 
50 Ashland St.
(413) 664-4481
10 AM – 9 PM
Free
for more information

In celebration of ArtWeek, join soft-boiled zines for a hands-on cut-and-tape-a-thon! For nine days, soft-boiled will occupy a storefront in North Adams that will be a makerspace, zine library, and gallery. There will be tape, scissors, various stickers, and other paper materials that will be at YOUR disposal for creation. soft-boiled will have a small library of zines to peruse and will also curate a selection of zines made throughout the week to be on display.

This event is free, or if participants choose, for $5 they can have their publication digitized and will receive two printed copies.

Drop in! Walk in! Stop by!

NO REGISTRATION NEEDED. You don't need to make an appointment, RSVP, or sign up.
However, if you or a large group of people are planning to stop in, a heads up would be great! Email softboiledzines@gmail.com to let us know and we'll be sure to put on a fresh pot of coffee and will chill some juice for the kiddos (or adults and puppies—all are welcome).

PLEASE NOTE:
Every day at 3:00 p.m. we shut down for a two-hour "riposo". We'll reopen—refreshed and revitalized—at 5:00 p.m.

To learn more about ArtWeek and other events visit: artweekma.org.
MCLA Presents: Into The Woods
MCLA Venable Theater, 375 Church St.
2pm & 4:30pm
$5-15
for more information

The FPA Theatre Program presents Stephen Sondhiem's masterpiece of music theatre. Cinderella marries her prince, Jack sells his best friend for a handful of beans, Little Red defeats the wolf, and Rapunzel lets her hair down, and it all goes horribly wrong because a baker and his wife seek help from a witch to help them have a child. The community must band together to save each other from the terror of the giant, but sacrifices must be made. 
ArtWeek: Carolyn Clayton: Object Afterlife
Gravity Gallery, 44 Eagle St.
4 – 6 PM
Free
for more information

Do you have objects in your possession that you no longer want but can’t bring yourself to throw away? OBJECT AFTERLIFE offers an innovative and guilt-free solution. We are an object processing service for objects that are stuck in limbo between possession and trash. Using advanced blender technology we free your object from the form it is stuck in. Release your unwanted, burdensome, space-consuming or useless thing from your possession and we will release it from its purgatory state.

OBJECT AFTERLIFE is a project of North Adam’s artist Carolyn Clayton. Her work seeks to cultivate an enhanced awareness of our shared lives with things. She is interested in the traces that humans leave on material objects. This has positioned her to ask whether object history is retained in the fragments of everyday things, which she explores by interacting with, collecting, photographing, pulverizing and reassembling second-hand objects.
2018 Spring Fashion Show
Design Lab, 49 Main St.
7 – 8:30 PM
Free
for more information

Join us for our Spring 2018 Fashion Show! Come see over 40 looks designed and modeled by MCLA students. Admission is FREE. All are welcome.

 

 

Monday April 30th

 
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!
ArtWeek: Cut & Tape a Thon! A soft boiled Zine Workshop 
50 Ashland St.
(413) 664-4481
10 AM – 9 PM
Free
for more information

In celebration of ArtWeek, join soft-boiled zines for a hands-on cut-and-tape-a-thon! For nine days, soft-boiled will occupy a storefront in North Adams that will be a makerspace, zine library, and gallery. There will be tape, scissors, various stickers, and other paper materials that will be at YOUR disposal for creation. soft-boiled will have a small library of zines to peruse and will also curate a selection of zines made throughout the week to be on display.

This event is free, or if participants choose, for $5 they can have their publication digitized and will receive two printed copies.

Drop in! Walk in! Stop by!

NO REGISTRATION NEEDED. You don't need to make an appointment, RSVP, or sign up.
However, if you or a large group of people are planning to stop in, a heads up would be great! Email softboiledzines@gmail.com to let us know and we'll be sure to put on a fresh pot of coffee and will chill some juice for the kiddos (or adults and puppies—all are welcome).

PLEASE NOTE:
Every day at 3:00 p.m. we shut down for a two-hour "riposo". We'll reopen—refreshed and revitalized—at 5:00 p.m.

To learn more about ArtWeek and other events visit: artweekma.org.
Children's Author Visit: Sandra Magsamen
NA Public Library, 74 Church St.
(413) 662-3133
10:30 AM
Free
for more information

On Monday, April 30th at 10:30 A.M. in the Youth Services Department of the North Adams Public Library, Children's Author Sandra Magsamen  will read two of her published books for children and give children and families a sneak peak at her Spring 2019 release, What If?. As a world-renowned and best selling author, artist, and designer, Sandra uses her own creativity and spirit to design gifts, books, and collections that help people express themselves and connect with one another.  Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author.  Call the Youth Services Department at 413-662-3133, ext. 14 for more information.
ArtWeek: Carolyn Clayton: Object Afterlife
Gravity Gallery, 44 Eagle St.
4 – 6 PM
Free
for more information

Do you have objects in your possession that you no longer want but can’t bring yourself to throw away? OBJECT AFTERLIFE offers an innovative and guilt-free solution. We are an object processing service for objects that are stuck in limbo between possession and trash. Using advanced blender technology we free your object from the form it is stuck in. Release your unwanted, burdensome, space-consuming or useless thing from your possession and we will release it from its purgatory state.

OBJECT AFTERLIFE is a project of North Adam’s artist Carolyn Clayton. Her work seeks to cultivate an enhanced awareness of our shared lives with things. She is interested in the traces that humans leave on material objects. This has positioned her to ask whether object history is retained in the fragments of everyday things, which she explores by interacting with, collecting, photographing, pulverizing and reassembling second-hand objects.
Mom's Night Out!
Family Center, 210 State Street
413-664-4821
6 – 7:30 PM
Free
for more information

Fill your pot with springtime. Monday, April 30 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. At The Family Center in North Adams. Join us for a light meal and spring planting activity! Dress for planting! Free On-site child care. Transportation provided upon request. Call 664-4821 to register. Space is limited.
 

Tuesday May 1st

 
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.
ArtWeek: Cut & Tape a Thon! A soft boiled Zine Workshop 
50 Ashland St.
(413) 664-4481
10 AM – 9 PM
Free
for more information

In celebration of ArtWeek, join soft-boiled zines for a hands-on cut-and-tape-a-thon! For nine days, soft-boiled will occupy a storefront in North Adams that will be a makerspace, zine library, and gallery. There will be tape, scissors, various stickers, and other paper materials that will be at YOUR disposal for creation. soft-boiled will have a small library of zines to peruse and will also curate a selection of zines made throughout the week to be on display.

This event is free, or if participants choose, for $5 they can have their publication digitized and will receive two printed copies.

Drop in! Walk in! Stop by!

NO REGISTRATION NEEDED. You don't need to make an appointment, RSVP, or sign up.
However, if you or a large group of people are planning to stop in, a heads up would be great! Email softboiledzines@gmail.com to let us know and we'll be sure to put on a fresh pot of coffee and will chill some juice for the kiddos (or adults and puppies—all are welcome).

PLEASE NOTE:
Every day at 3:00 p.m. we shut down for a two-hour "riposo". We'll reopen—refreshed and revitalized—at 5:00 p.m.

To learn more about ArtWeek and other events visit: artweekma.org.
ArtWeek: Carolyn Clayton: Object Afterlife
Gravity Gallery, 44 Eagle St.
4 – 6 PM
Free
for more information

Do you have objects in your possession that you no longer want but can’t bring yourself to throw away? OBJECT AFTERLIFE offers an innovative and guilt-free solution. We are an object processing service for objects that are stuck in limbo between possession and trash. Using advanced blender technology we free your object from the form it is stuck in. Release your unwanted, burdensome, space-consuming or useless thing from your possession and we will release it from its purgatory state.

OBJECT AFTERLIFE is a project of North Adam’s artist Carolyn Clayton. Her work seeks to cultivate an enhanced awareness of our shared lives with things. She is interested in the traces that humans leave on material objects. This has positioned her to ask whether object history is retained in the fragments of everyday things, which she explores by interacting with, collecting, photographing, pulverizing and reassembling second-hand objects.
nbCC's Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
The Family Place, 61 Main Street, Suite 208
413-663-7588
5:30-7:30 PM
Free

A support group for grandparents. Meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:30 at The Family Place. This is a group for grandparents who are actively parenting their grandchildren giving them a safe and confidential space to share similar experiences with other grandparents. For more info, call (413) 663-7588.
 

From Our Neighbors

 
Now through May 6th
Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm
Hancock  Shaker Village, 1843 W Housatonic St, Pittsfield
10AM – 4PM
(413) 443-0188
$20/adults, $8 kids, Free for Children 12 and Under
for more information

Meet the newest additions. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, try your hand at crafts, stay for story time, and then visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Tour the renovated Dairy Ell. Play Barn Bingo. Hear about seed saving and plant a seed to take home. Tour our greenhouses where seeds get their start. Meet our merinos and follow wool from sheep to cloak. Walk and wonder on the accessible (stroller-friendly) trail to explore. Compete (for fun) in Farm Games with competitions like the Grain Bag Toss, Moo Juice Squeeze, and more. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art on weekends. Cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, spinning, weaving, dyeing, and milking demos. There are hundreds of activities. See a full schedule at HancockShakerVillage.org.
Friday 4/27
"I Am Not Your Negro"

BART Charter School, 1 Commercial St.,  Adams
5-7 PM
Free

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will present a community film screening of the James Baldwin documentary, “I Am Not Your Negro,” at BART Charter Public School. This event is free and open to the public. The film will be followed by a discussion, which was organized by Dr. Jenna Sciuto, assistant professor of English at MCLA, and students from her “African American Literature” course. This collaborative event was organized by faculty and students at MCLA, as well as faculty and administrators at BART Charter Public School.

 

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