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North Adams Happenings: Feb. 27-March 5

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North Adams Happenings:  February 27 - March 5
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 

3/29 - 3/30
High Mud Comedy Festival
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
Various times
$75 2-Day Preferred, $45 2-Day Early Bird, $20 2-Day Student
for more information

Our annual salute to a few funny things will gather world champion comedians to enlighten us with humor in this heightened moment. Come for laugh-filled workshops, wickedly mocking museum tours, and hilarious musical interludes.

3/30
Lowland Hum
The Design Lab, 49 Main Street
doors: 7:00PM | music starts at 7:30PM
$10 in advance, $12 at the door | $5 for all students
for more information

Join us for a new downtown performance series - 'Late Night at the Lab' featuring: Lowland Hum with Anna Tivel and House Sparrow.

LOWLAND HUM have spent their career refining the particular power of their self-imposed restraint.  The band has spent the last two years on the road in both the US and Europe with the likes of Josh Ritter, Penny and Sparrow, and The Oh Hellos. Over an expansive career they've earned critical praise from NPR, Paste, Huffington Post, American Songwriter, The Washington Post and more.

ANNA TIVEL reaches for that thread of understanding with her music, that moment of recognition, of shared experience. 

HOUSE SPARROW are a two-person band driven by synthesizers, tenor guitar, 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.

 

Wednesday February 27

 

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.

Sit & Knit
The Spin-Off Yarn Shop, Norad Mill, Ste. 302
413-344-6257
2-4 PM & 5 - 7 PM
Free
for more information

Join us for fellowship and help with your project.  All knitters and crocheters are welcome!

The Spin-Off Yarn Shop has an extensive and beautiful selection of yarn for every budget.  The shop carries Malabrigo, Juniper Moon Farm, Ella Rae, Rowan, DanDoh, Urth, Freia, Toft, Frabjous, and many others, along with locally produced and hand-dyed yarns.  

We have patterns and books to provide inspiration for your next project. Knitting needles, crochet hooks, gifts, and must-have haberdashery are available.  For those finishing touches, we have thousands of beautiful buttons, making our button selection the best in the area.

nbCC’s Teen Writing Workshop Showcase
The Green, 85 Main Street
5:30 - 7PM
for more information

Local teens will read powerful, original works that they have crafted throughout this year’s 20-week Teen Writing Workshop. All are welcome. Free of charge. nbCC feels strongly that Teen Writing Workshop participants should deliver unfiltered, unchanged works. For this reason, some material may not be suitable for children under the age of 14.

The Mountain Carol / Forks of Buffalo
The Parlor Cafe, 303 Ashland St.
413-398-5554
7 - 10 PM
Free
for more information

Come one, come all. The Mountain Carol and Forks of Buffalo present an evening of riches and wonders

 

Thursday February  28th

 

Surviving Your Adolescent Workshop
61 Main St., 2nd Floor in North Adams
413-663-7588
10 AM - Noon
Free
call for more information

What is typical teen behavior? What’s your biggest challenge as a parent? Join other parents of adolescents to learn tips and tricks for parenting their teens! Call 413-663-7588 with questions or to register. Sponsored by the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition.

Of Thee I Sing:
Black Performances of a Possible Freedom
Murdock Hall 218 on MCLA's campus
Zack Finch (d.zachary.finch@mcla.edu)
4:30 PM
Free
for more information

MCLA's Honors Program hosts Kimberly Brown on Thursday, February 28, for a talk that explores the fraught space between African American performances of the national anthem and visual representations of the American Flag.  Dr. Brown's research engages the site of the visual as a way to negotiate the parameters of race, gender, and belonging. Her book, The Repeating Body: Slavery’s Visual Resonance in the Contemporary (Duke University Press) examines slavery’s profound ocular construction through the presence and absence of seeing in relation to the plantation space. She is currently at work on her second book, tentatively titled “Mortevivum: Photography and the Politics of the Visual.”  This project examines images of the dead in the New York Times in 1994 from four geographies: South Africa, Rwanda, Sudan, and Haiti. Brown is the founder and convener of The Dark Room: Race and Visual Culture Studies Seminar. The Dark Room is a working group of scholars who are invested in examining the intersection of critical race theory and visual culture studies.

Open Studios
Assets for Artists, 1320 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 664-4481
4:30 - 6:30 PM
Free
for more information

February has been an active month at the Studios with a continuous flow of new artists and creative energy. Join us in celebration of their progress on Thursday, February 28th from 4:30-6:30pm. We have artists working across disciplines such as painting, installation, performance and sound. Collaborations have already started to take shape. Come on by and you’ll be sure to experience both visual and aural splendor!

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Matthew Alan Constant
Rachel Devorah Rome
Anna Gustafson
Andrew Hladky
Michael Menchaca
Katya Popova
Tricia Townes

MCLA Green Living Series: Indoor Farming: The future of food?
Room 121, Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation on the MCLA campus.
(413) 662-5303 or Elena.Traister@mcla.edu
5:30PM
for more information

All “Green Living” seminars will take at 5:30 p.m. in room 121 of the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation on the MCLA campus. Presented on Thursdays throughout the spring semester, this series is free and open to the public.

“Sustainable Food and Farming” will focus on the past, present, and future of how food is produced and distributed in our region and strategies for improving the sustainability of our food system.

“This series offers students and community members an opportunity to learn more about how food makes its way to our plate, and choices we have as individuals and as a society about how to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy fresh, healthy food now and in the future,” said Dr. Elena Traister, MCLA professor of environmental science.

Documentary Film Series: Bisbee '17
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
7 PM
$5/STUDENTS + MEMBERS, $9/GENERAL ADMISSION
for more information

"Bisbee '17" is the first installment of Present Tense, a series of documentary films that reframe the past as an acute lens for examining the right now.

View the Trailer here

Game Night!
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 346-4460
7:30 - 9 PM
Free
for more information

Join us for a raucous evening of WDYM hosted by John Del Sordo and the BIB crew. If you've never played, it's like Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity, but with memes and NSFW (except for us of course, because we work here.)

 

Friday March 1st

 

Sit & Knit
The Spin-Off Yarn Shop, Norad Mill, Ste. 302
413-344-6257
2-4 PM & 5 - 7 PM
Free
for more information

Join us for fellowship and help with your project.  All knitters and crocheters are welcome!

The Spin-Off Yarn Shop has an extensive and beautiful selection of yarn for every budget.  The shop carries Malabrigo, Juniper Moon Farm, Ella Rae, Rowan, DanDoh, Urth, Freia, Toft, Frabjous, and many others, along with locally produced and hand-dyed yarns.  

We have patterns and books to provide inspiration for your next project. Knitting needles, crochet hooks, gifts, and must-have haberdashery are available.  For those finishing touches, we have thousands of beautiful buttons, making our button selection the best in the area.

Shut The Folk Up: Frank McGinnis & Hunter Andrus
Common Folk, Location released with RSVP
Wearecommonfolk@gmail.com
Doors at 6:30, No Entry after 7:30, Show: 7:40
$10/person, $8/if you bring a snack to share
for more information

Frank McGinnis is a long time member of the uniquely glowing music scene of the Hudson Valley Region of New York. His current main project is an indie-pop band called American Film History. Their first LP, "Be content with your light, child" is stylistically savvy and rangy modern yet retro-nodding rock with lyrical commitment and 0% ironic detachment.

Hunter Andrus is a guitarist and singer/songwriter who's mainly based in Folk and Roots music. Influences range from The Band to Mapache to Steely Dan. He currently plays as a solo act and performs a set of covers as well as originals.

Location released when you RSVP. You gotta be on the list to get in.

Knitting Nights
Common Folk, 73 Main St.
wearecommonfolk@gmail.com
7 - 9 PM
By donation
for more information

Come to the Common Folk space and knit with folks alike! There's plenty of space and materials for use. Participation by donation. Yarn/fabric is "fill a bag" for $3 and attendees can get 20% off that.

Facilitator: Casey Nivens

 

Saturday March 2nd

 

Coffee and Conversation with Mayor Bernard
Brewhaha, 433 West Main St.
9:00 -10:00am
Free
for more information

On Saturday, March 2, 2019, North Adams mayor Tom Bernard will host a Coffee and Conversation meeting at BrewHaHa on West Main Street.

Coffee and Conversation events are open to the public. There is no set agenda, just a chance for informal conversation with the mayor and other residents.

Winter Farmers Market 
The Green, 85 Main St., Suite 105
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 through May, from 9am - 1pm. We accept EBT/Debit/CC.

Our Market Match Program has unfortunately run out of funds for the 2018-2019 season. Fundraising efforts are underway to ensure its return in June for the 2019-2020 season! Please be aware that we CAN still accept SNAP, this only affects our SNAP doubling program.

MARCH MARKET VENDORS WILL INCLUDE: Assembly Coffee Roasters, Caroline"s Scottish Shortbread, Clarksburg Bread Co., Cricket Creek Farm, ELMARTIN FARM, Fahey Family Honey Farm, Jaeschke Fruit & Flowers Center, Many Forks Farm, MonArtistic Pet Products, Mountain Girl Farm, Natalya's Ethnic Cousine, North Yeast Bakery, Polish Roadside Grill, Square Roots Farm, Bees n' Blossoms, Sweet N' Salty Spa Essentials, Pearl Shop Jewelry

Willie Lane and Ryan Lee Crosby
Belltower Records, Norad Mill, Suite 301, 60 Roberts Dr.
(413) 398-5569
7 PM
$5 suggested donation
for more information

$5 suggested donation.  This will be an in-store show, please bring your own refreshments.

Willie Lane!

Ryan Lee Crosby will be coming through from Boston:

 

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Co-Presented with Jacob’s Pillow
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
8 PM
$20/Student, $40/Advance,$55/Day of, $75/Preferred
for more information

Celebrating its 44th anniversary season, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is the world’s foremost all-male comedy ballet company, performing both en pointe and en travesti. The drag-clad Trocks got their start in the 1970s at late-late shows in off-off-Broadway lofts, and have since become one of the most popular, critically recognized, and outright funny dance companies in the world. By exaggerating the foibles and accidents of serious dance, they bring a whimsical spirit to the ballet repertoire.

 

Sunday March 3rd

 

Free on the 3s
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 3rd of the month through June 2019.

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.

 

Monday March 4th

 

ABC Read With Me
Family Center of Northern Berkshire County, 210 State St
413-664-4821
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Free, call to register
for more information

ABC Read With Me is an interactive pre-literacy workshop series for parents/grandparents and their children ages 2-5 utilizing the Every Child Ready to Read curriculum. Over the course of four weeks families will enage in hands on activities that build pre-reading skills. Materials used during the workshop will be availble to take home to recreate/expand on the activities.

All NORTHERN BERKSHIRE FAMILIES with children 2-5 are welcome to attend these workshops. Call 413-664-4821 to register, space is limited.

 

Tuesday March 5

 

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.

Preschool STEM Group
The Family Center, 210 State St.
413-664-4821
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Free
for more information

Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in The Family Center Playroom. Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. For children ages 2.5-5 years old. A variety of FUN hands-on STEM activities for preschoolers.

 

From Our Neighbors

 
Thursday 2/28

A Berkshire Eagle Conversation: County Youths Speak Up
96 Valentine Road, Pittsfield
6:30 - 8 PM
Free
for more information

The Berkshire Eagle Conversation Series The Youth (Our Present and Future) Sponsored by Berkshire Bank.

They are politically minded. They are activists. They’re worried about the environment. They want the best for the nation. They want to be safe in their schools. They embrace digital media. They love their cell phones too. These are the Berkshire County high school students of today. And they oftentimes feel as if they are misunderstood by the generations above them. For this Berkshire Eagle Conversation, we have a panel of amazing high school students from Berkshire County who are coming together for a memorable evening -- and they’ll explain what they’re all about. For parents, community members, educators, business leaders and beyond, this conversation shall be an invaluable one to hear from our youthful leaders of now and the future.

 
Saturday 3/3

FREE First Sundays at the Clark: Hearth and Home
Clark Art, 225 South St., Williamstown
(413) 458-2303
11AM - 4 PM
Free
for more information

On this First Sunday Free at the Clark, check winter doldrums at the door and spend the day celebrating all things cozy in the spirit of the Danish concept of hygge and other heartwarming traditions from around the world. Settle in by the digital hearth in the Michael Conforti Pavilion to write “warm fuzzies” to friends and family, make your own cocoa blend to enjoy on a frosty day, and use our fiber art materials to create a weaving project that’s soft to the touch.

In common spaces around the museum pick up a sketch pad and self-guide to use in the galleries. At a special station downstairs in the Clark Center, watch local fiber artists at work at their looms and enjoy live music that's good for the soul.

From 11am-3pm in the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper, listen along to a pop-up exhibition of interior scenes and complementary audio.

All activities and admission to the galleries are free as part of the Clark’s First Sundays Free program, supported by funding from the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.

 

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