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Weekend Outlook: Pride Celebration, Music & Markets

By Sabrina DammsiBerkshires Staff
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There are a variety of events this weekend, including a Pride celebration, live music, a barbecue, and more. 
 
Editor's Pick 
 
North Adams Pride Night Celebration 
GreylockWorks, North Adams
Friday 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 
 
Celebrate Pride Month with North Adams Pride at GreylockWorks. This free celebration is open to all LGBTQIA-plus people and their allies. 
 
The event features dancing, drag story hour, face painting, activities for children, and more. 
 
The event was to be held again in the Mass MoCA courtyard but the threat of thunderstorms caused its relocation. All our performers, vendors, and scheduled events will continue indoors.
 
More information here
 
Multiple Days
 
Downtown Pittsfield Summer Music Series
Various locations, Pittsfield
Time: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 
 
The Downtown Pittsfield Cultural Association, with partners the city of Pittsfield, MassDevelopment's Transformative Development Initiative, and Downtown Pittsfield Inc., is presenting free summer music on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through September 6. More information here. 
  • Friday: Youth Alive in Persip Park from 5 to 8 p.m. 
  • Saturday: jazz with Jeff Link from 2 to 5 p.m. at Persip Park. 
  • Sunday: Zumba with Sandra Zarate at Dunham Mall from 5 to 7 p.m.
More information here
 
Friday
 
Veterans Summer Barbecue
Greylock Club Pavilion, North Adams
Time: noon to 4 p.m.
 
The event will feature bingo, cornhole, horseshoes, and raffles. There will also be some extra food and new clothing available for veterans. Hamburgers, hot dogs, subs, salads, beans, and cupcakes will be served.
 
The event is held by the North Adams Veterans Office and is named in memory of Michael Hansen. 
 
Bring Your Own Vinyl
Hot Plate Brewing Co., Pittsfield
Time: 7 p.m.
 
DJ Pup Daddy will perform some of his favorite albums and encourage the community to bring their own. 
 
More information here
 
Conor Garvey at Studio 9
Porches Inn, North Adams
Time: 7:30 p.m.
 
Railway Concerts presents award-winning singer-songwriter Conor Garvey, whose music is described as "lyrical" and positive storytelling. His most recent album is "Another End of the Year."
 
Tickets are $22 and can be purchased here.
 
Discover Greylock: Full Moon Solstice Walk 
Mount Greylock State Reservation, Lanesborough 
Time: 8 p.m. 
 
Starting at Jones Nose Parking Area, there will be a walk under the full moon through the meadows of Mount Greylock to celebrate the longest day of the year. The event is for ages 8 and up.
 
Space is limited. Call the Visitor Center to register at 413-499-4262. More information here
 
Saturday 
 
Huge Summer Sidewalk Vinyl Record Sale
49 Euclid Ave, Pittsfield 
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
 
Dig through two tents worth of vinyl LPs, CDs, cassettes, DVDs, audio equipment, music memorabilia and other fun collectibles. 
 
More information here
 
Totally MAD! Artmaking Activities
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Join the museum for an afternoon of art-making inspired by the magazine MAD every Saturday this summer. 
 
Projects will highlight different aspects of MAD magazine, featuring recurring characters, comic strips, bits, and other highlights of its history through drawings, collages, and more.
 
This event is free with museum admission. More information here
 
Makers on Main
Main Street, North Adams
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
 
There will be an artsy market right next to the North Adams Farmers Market featuring local and regional art, vintage goodies, and more. The market will run all summer long. More information here
 
HairBallz Performance
Bounti Fare, Dalton
Time: 9 p.m. 
 
The '80s hair metal HairBallz will be performing one last time, sending off band member Pops, who is moving to Florida. The event will also feature a sneak peak opening set of their new band, Even It Up.
 
More information here
 
Summer Frolic Community Market
874 North St. Pittsfield
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
 
Local artists, makers, food vendors, small businesses, and community resources will be there. More information here
 
Birds of the Berkshires Community Program
Saint James Place, Great Barrington 
Time: 1 p.m. 
 
Great Barrington Land Conservancy will be having its annual meeting to learn more about native and migratory bird species from two local experts Chip Blake and Ben Nickley. 
 
The meeting will include a vote on GBLC's new board of directors, an overview of our 2023 efforts, and goals for 2024. It will also be an opportunity to meet GBLC program leaders and learn more about how you can get involved in stewardship and conservation.
 
More information here
 
Summer Solstice Party
Holiday Brook Farm, Dalton 
Time: 6:30 p.m. 
 
There will be music, local food, wagon rides, and more. Admission is limited, tickets may not be available at the door. Tickets range from free to $30. More information here
 
Macabre Pittsfield: City Of The Dead
Pittsfield Cemetery & Crematory
Time: 7 p.m. 
 
The event will explore stories from some of the less well-known residents. It will also lay bare the darker history of the cemetery itself: the vandalism, assaults, exhumations, reinterments, murders, and suicides that have taken place in the park of monuments. 
 
The cemetery opened in 1850 as the city outgrew its downtown burying grounds. It holds the remains of nearly 30,000 dead across more than 80 acres.
 
More information here
 
Sunday
 
Taproom Music: Beast Mode
Bright Ideas Brewing, North Adams
Time: 4 to 6 p.m. 
 
Local musical trio Beast Mode are performing tunes spanning five decades from various genres. More information here
 
Creative Action Unlimited with Playback Theater
Living In Recovery, Pittsfield
Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m. 
 
Hear stories of recovery through playback theater, which is a form of improvisational theater in which audience members share moments from their lives and is played back as theater on the spot.
 
More information here
 
Car and Truck Show
Dalton American Legion
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
 
Cars and trucks are $15 entrance fee. The event features awards, a flea market, a swap meet, and a tag sale. Spectators are free. More information here
 
Farmer's Markets 
 
Great Barrington Farmer's Market
18 Church St.
Time: Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
The market is open every Saturday. Every week, locally grown food, flowers, and plants will be available, along with other local vendors. The market accepts and offers doubling SNAP, HIP, WIC, and Senior market coupons. More information is here
 
Lee Farmer's Market 
The Town Park in front of First Congregational Church
Time: Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
 
The Lee Farmers Market kicks off this weekend, bringing back locally grown produce, prepared foods, locally created arts and crafts, and herbal products. 
 
The market accepts SNAP, HIP, Senior Coupons, and WIC Coupons and also offers Market Match. 
 
More information here
 
Lenox Farmer's Market
St. Ann's Church, Lenox
Time: 11 to 3. 
 
This market is open every Friday through Sept. 13, and features fresh produce, pastries, cheeses, and more. More information here
 
New Marlborough Farmer's Market 
Village Green
Time: Sunday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
 
The market has local vendors that offer a variety of goods from produce, eggs, baked goods, jams, hand-knit items, maple syrup, and more. More information here.
 
North Adams Farmer's Market  
Main Street
Time: Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
The south side of Main Street from American Legion Drive will be closed to make room for the city's weekly farmers market, which will kick off this Saturday. Explore downtown North Adams and discover local businesses and fresh produce from local farms. More information here
 
Pittsfield Farmer's Market
Pittsfield Common
Time: 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
 
Roots Rising, the region's first teen-run market, will hold an indoor farmers market this Saturday. The event will feature live music, chef demos, workshops, children's activities, and more. More information is available here
 
Sheffield Farmer's Market
125 Main St.
Time: Saturday, 3 to 6 p.m. 
 
The market will kick off this weekend and will feature healthy food and products from a variety of local vendors in an attempt to nourish the community by protecting "local small farms, land, bees, and economy."
 
More information on the market here
 
Williamstown Farmer's Market 
Spring Street
Time: Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
The market focuses on a wide range of local food and artisan vendors, as well as local services and music. More information here

 


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MCLA's Gallery 51: 'Mothering in Migration'

NORTH ADAMS, Mass.— MCLA's MOSAIC announces the upcoming exhibition "Mothering in Migration" and opening reception at Gallery 51.
 
"Mothering in Migration" will be on view from July 26 to August 25 at Gallery 51 with an opening reception on July 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring light snacks and refreshments. A reception will also be held during North Adams' First Friday event on August 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring catering, refreshments, and live music from Yo Soy Arte.
 
"Mothering in Migration" is part of an ongoing collaboration between artist Luiza Folegatti and Latinas413 that aims to strengthen local support for immigrant mothers while using image-making as a tool for community building. Through photography sessions, interviews, and workshops, the families and the artist celebrated their connection to the natural landscape of the Berkshires, the networks of mutual support between friends and colleagues, and the intimacy of the mother-daughter relationship.
 
The show is curated by Carolina Porras-Monroy.
 
According to a press release: 
 
Luiza Folegatti is a Brazilian artist based in North Adams who integrates artistic practice, teaching, and social advocacy work around the rights of women immigrants. Her work focuses on gender and migration through photography, video,  performance, and visual anthropology methods. Folegatti strongly believes in the positive impact generated by projects that combine photography, education, and community building. She has taught photography workshops for several years at nonprofits working with immigrants and is currently a visiting faculty member in photography at Bennington College, part-time residency coordinator at MASS MoCA, and Artists At Work grantee. 
 
To learn more about Latinas413 visit https://www.latinas413.org/.
 
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