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North Adams Happenings: April 18-24

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North Adams Happenings:
April 18 - 24

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


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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:

But check the web calander for even more events celebrating the arts going on during ArtWeek!


April 25th
Common Ground (Public Meeting)
The Design Lab, 49 Main Street
for more information

Join us for a public discourse on creative and community happenings!

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 are welcome to come!

Common Folk strives to support creators of all walks of life.
April 28th
The 16th Annual Humane Race
Colegrove park Elementary School Bus Loop, East Main St.
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 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:
April 28th
Sounds & Tones Presents: From Boston to the Berkshires
Design Lab, 49 Main Street
6 – 10 PM
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."

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.

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.

Low Ceilings - Janky-freak Folk Boston transplant from CT.

$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!
April 28th
Grand Opening: Museum of Dog
Museum Of Dog, 55 Union St.
11 AM – 7 PM
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.


Wednesday April 18th

Preschool Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 am
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.
Butterflies: Habits & Habitats
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St.
1 – 2 PM
Free, $4 t-shirt purchase optional

On Wednesday, April 18th from 1:00-2:00 p.m., Jerry Schneider presents a beautiful slide presentation of Eastern butterflies.  Audiences will learn about the difference between butterflies and moths, where to find butterflies, how to attract butterflies to gardens, and how to create and maintain butterfly habitat. We will learn interesting butterfly facts and behaviors as well as look at the amazing Monarch migration!  After the slide show, children will create their own butterfly tee shirts (heavy, 100% cotton) using a combination of fabric dye sprays, plants, and butterfly cut outs. Children may purchase heavy cotton shirts for $4.00 at the event, or bring their own. Call the Youth Services Department at 413-662-3133, ext. 14 for more.
Trivia Night
Ramuntos, 67 Main Street
8:00 PM
For more information


Thursday April 19th

Sean Rowe
The Green, 87 Main Street
8 PM
$10 Member $14adv/$15door (includes fees)
for more information

Doors 7:30pm | Show 8:00pm

Some of us folks saw Sean at a private event a couple months ago and we knew we had to figure out a way to get him back to North Adams. 

Well. We did. And we hope to see you there!

We are offering special $10 tickets for folks who ride their bikes to the show! RSVP to to claim this priced ticket. 

More about Sean Rowe:
Hailing from Albany, NY, Sean Rowe fills your ears with a soulful, thunder sound that often leaves people with chills. According to High Road Touring, "The intimacy and rarity of Rowe’s songs can prove jarring or entrancing, depending on your point of view."

$10 Members
$10 for people who ride their bike down
$10 for people who take pictures of their walk down
$14 Advance
$17 At The Door
**Prices include ticketing fees**
Pancake Breakfast
North Adams Commons, 175 Franklin St.
8-9:30 AM

North Adams Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will host a free pancake breakfast. Those wishing to attend are asked to reserve a seat by calling Kira Breard at 413-662-4403 by April 16. The breakfast is free but seating is limited. The meal will include pancakes, eggs, bacon, coffee and tea. Guests can enter a raffle to win prizes and take a tour of the newly remodeled skilled nursing community.
MCLA Undergraduate Research Conference
MCLA Bowman Hall
8:45 AM -5 PM
for more information

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will hold its 16th annual Undergraduate Research Conference. This year, 220 students, mentored by 45 faculty members, will offer 146 presentations, which will include performances, artwork, paper presentations and posters – during the all-day conference. This event, which showcases research projects in a variety of disciplines, is free and open to the public. Paper presentations and special sessions will take place in Bowman Hall, and posters will be displayed and presented in the Venable Hall Gymnasium. Special art exhibits will be displayed throughout the day on the third floor of Bowman Hall, and a creating writing session will be held in the afternoon, in Murdock Hall room 218. The conference also will feature a self-guided art tour around campus, which will be available all day. In addition, the Philosophy Mini Conference will take place in Murdock Hall, room 218.
Storytelling Games for Kids Workshop II
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St.
1 – 2:30 PM
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.  Thursday, April 19th 1:00-2:30 p.m.  Please register by calling the Youth Services Department at 413-662-3133, ext. 14. 
Student Q&A with Adam Hinds
ROOTS Teen Center, 43 Eagle St.
(413) 398-4088
2 – 3:30 PM
for more information

Looking forward to talking with local students! Come join for a good conversation.


Mason Jar Science - A Kids Worskhop
North Adams Makers’ Mill, 73 Main Street
2 – 3 PM
$5/ kid (Space is limited. Please pre-register)
for more information

Join us as we turn the Makers' Mill into a science lab! Thanks to Storey Publishing, we will conducting experiments from the soon-to-be released book Mason Jar Science by Jonathan Adolph. Kids will learn core scientific principles while watching a few demonstrations that use mason jars and other materials they can find at home. The workshop will end with participants making their own goo (slime). Parents rejoice! No need to make a mess in your own kitchen! The workshop is expected to run about an hour and parents should stay for the duration of the event. Children ages 8-12 are best suited for this workshop.
Tickets for this event are $5 per child. Please register to guarantee your spot as the event is limited to 20 participants.

Note: Photos will be taken during the event. Let us know if you are uncomfortable with your child being photographed and we will avoid taking their photo. Photos taken during the event may be used by North Adams Makers’ Mill and Storey Publishing for publicity and marketing purposes and may be used in printed and online publicity, on social media, in newspapers and magazines, or in any other ways that further the aims of both organizations.
"Look Up" Family Movie Night: Contact
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church Street
6 PM
Free (popcorn will be served)
for more information

Thanks to a grant from Gailanne Cariddi, the North Adams Public Library is able to offer a series of feature movies about space. Our upcoming movie will be shown on Thursday, April 19 at 6 p.m. Due to restrictions from Movie Licensing USA and a non-compete clause, we are unable to mention the title here but if you check us out on Facebook or visit the library’s webpage at you will be able to see the rating and description of the upcoming film. It’s important to note that popcorn will be served. To learn more about this and other programs at the library, visit us on-line at or call the library 413-662-3133.
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.
Documentary Film Series: True Conviction
7 PM
for more information

Three exonerated men band together and form a detective agency with the goal of freeing other wrongfully convicted people. This drama offers incredible insight into both their personal struggles and the struggling criminal justice system.

Join us following the film for a Q+A with director Jamie Meltzer.

True Conviction is the fourth installment of True Convictions, a series of documentary films about true convictions — and those who seek them. Catch each installation of our spring documentary film series: buy tickets for 3 films and get the 4th film for free.

Friday April 20th

"Crafternoon" Fridays at the UNO Community Center
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
413-663-7588 or
12 – 4 PM 

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.
Underground Sounds Community Open Mic: Express Yourself
ROOTS Teen Center, 43 Eagle St.
(413) 398-4088
7:30 – 9 PM
for more information

Come one, come all! ROOTS presents Underground Sounds: An Open Mic series geared toward folks of all ages and open to the community. Come perform with us: poets, musicians, artists, magicians, and all of the like, and enjoy a night of awesomly talented individuals! All art forms are welcome.

Sign ups start at 7:30. Come early to make sure you get on the list. And don't forget to invite and share this with your friends! Free Admission, but donations are strongly encouraged!
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. 
Jess Renée LIVE @ The Freight Yard Pub
Freight Yard Pub, 1 Furnace St.
(413) 663-6547
8 – 11 PM
for more information

Jess Renèe is a singer-songwriter from the Berkshires who uses her voice to evoke emotion and tell the stories of our humanity. Her genrè is ecclectic, combining folk, Americana, country, rock, and blues. She plays both covers that inspire her and originals from her journey. Please come and enjoy some food, drinks, and music.
Karaoke Friday!
State Street Tavern, 167 State Street 413-664-9151
9 PM – 1 AM
for more information

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



Saturday April 21st

DANCE 2.0 @ Greylock WORKS 
Greylock WORKS, 508 State Rd.
8 PM – 12 AM
for more information

We heard you + Yes, we are doing it again! Come back out for more local nightlife on Saturday 21. April!

DJ BFG @gabbyquail will be spinning within LJ McZawa's immersive light wizardry. Limited tickets will be released in blocks of 150 @ $12 / $15 / $17 — get yours early!

Ticket Sales!
Grand Opening Day!
DeMarsico's Wine Cellar, 60 Robert’s Dr.
(413) 281-7736
11 AM – 6 PM
for more information

Come Join us for our Grand Opening Event! Light snacks will be served. Raffles every hour! Also, our new 2017 Wines are ready: Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir. Stop in for a glass or 2 and a chance to win some great prizes! Hope to see you there!
Welcome Back Alumni BBQ
MCLA Campus Quad
(413) 662-5224
12 – 2 PM
for more information

The Alumni Association Board of Directors and Class Agents welcome alumni athletes, Greeks, and clubs/organization members back to campus for their annual April alumni weekend.

We have prepared a special welcome BBQ on the Quad just for you following the Cystic Fibrosis 5K run. Stop by and say hello to your fellow alumni, board members, class agents, and our special guest President James F. Birge. Saturday, April 21, 2018, 12-2 p.m. MCLA Campus Quad

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Christine Naughton '99, Director of Alumni Engagement, via email at or (413) 662-5074. We look forward to seeing you back!
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. 
Quincy @ Key West
Key West Lounge,  159 State St.
(413) 663-5055
9 PM – Midnight
for more information

Come on down to Key West for some tunes from the fellas. 9 o'clock start. Two sets!

Monday April 23rd

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!
Daycare Provider Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:00 am
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, MARCH 12th and 26th at 10:00 a.m.   Call the Youth Services Department at 413-662-3133, ext. 14 for more information.   



Tuesday April 24th

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.
Spring Planting, Spring Starters Workshop
UNO Community Center, 157 River St.
413-663-7588 ext 28
5 – 6:30PM

Tuesday, April 24 from 5:00 to 6:30pm at the UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, North Adams. Join nbCC and Jennifer Munoz, Program Manager for the Growing Healthy Garden Program, to learn how to prepare your garden for Spring planting. What can you grow from seeds planted directly in the soil outdoors, and what should you wait to plant with seedlings later in the spring? This Garden Q&A is for the beginner and intermediate gardener. If interested, please RSVP by contacting Bret Beattie at (413) 663-7588, ext. 28 or email at Sponsored by nbCC and the Berkshire Partnership for Health.

1Berkshire Entrepreneurial Meetup
Freight Yard Pub, 1 Furnace St.
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
for more information

Join us Tuesday, April 24th for our monthly Entrepreneurial Meetup at the Freight Yard Pub and Restaurant in North Adams! We'll be grabbing drinks and chatting over appetizers in a cozy space off the side of the bar. Come in, meet people, and chat about something you're working on. We will also be hosting an "Open Mic" for pitching your venture.  Hope to see you there! 1Berkshire’s Entrepreneurial Meetups are free events that gather entrepreneurs together to network, learn, and engage. They provide small business owners, or people interested in starting a business, opportunities to have casual, organic conversations with peers and resource providers. Thank you to our sponsor, Pittsfield Cooperative Bank!!!

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