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The Solid Sound Festival says it is sold out. If you were lucky, you might have caught Wilco's Jeff Tweedy performing at the North Adams Public Library on Thursday.

Weekend Outlook: Solid Sound, Films and Concerts

By Sabrina DammsiBerkshires Staff
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There are a variety of events this weekend, including the Solid Sound Festival, musical performances, gallery exhibits, and more.   
 
Editor's Pick
 
Film Screening and Discussion
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge
Time: Friday, 5 to 8 p.m.
 
There will be a sneak peek of the yet-to-be-released documentary film "My Nephew Jamie" by Bonnie Bien, which examines James Warhola's career as an illustrator and his relationship with his famous uncle, the Pop artist Andy Warhol. 
 
Filmmaker Bonnie Bien and artist James Warhola will introduce the program and provide insights and personal reflections about the documentary's making. 
 
Tickets are $25 with special gallery viewing or $10 for just the event. More information here
 
Multiple Days
 
Wilco's Solid Sound 2024
Mass MoCA, North Adams
 
The "every other summer" Solid Sound Festival returns this weekend to Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. The festival is sold out but expect a busy downtown North Adams over the weekend. 
 
'Young Frankenstein' Performance 
The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield 
June 29 -July 21
 
The musical comedy "Young Frankenstein" is being presented by the Berkshire Theatre Group in association with Bay Street Theater and Geva Theatre Center. 
 
The musical, inspired by Mel Brooks' classic comedy film, brings Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, Igor, and Inga to the stage as they venture into the world of mad science at his family's eerie estate in Transylvania. 
 
Tickets range from $38 to $125. More information here
 
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 a free music series on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Sept. 6. More information here.
  • Friday: performance by DJ Jimmy "Dubfly'' Hall in Persip Park from 5 to 8 p.m. 
  • Saturday: jazz with Matt Steckler Quartet from 2 to 5 p.m. at Persip Park. 
  • Sunday: hip-hop dance workshop by Funk Box Dance Studio Andres Ramirez at Dunham Mall from 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday 
 
Berkshire Busk Sip & Glaze
Shire Glass Co., Great Barrington
Time: 7 p.m. 
 
During this 21-plus event, ceramicist Patsy Cowen will lead a 10-minute introduction to glazes and materials, followed by a 2.5-hour Paint Your Own Pottery workshop. 
 
The workshop includes complimentary drinks and snacks, and participants can choose from various bisqueware items to paint. 
 
After the class, your piece will be fired and available for pickup in 2-3 weeks or can be shipped via the U.S. Postal Service. 
 
Tickets cost $45. More information here
 
Dance Party 
Methuselah Bar and Lounge, Pittsfield
Time: 9 p.m. 
 
DJ Pup Daddy will be hits from hip hop music from the mid-1980s to mid-1990s. More information here.
 
Free Concert
334 Main St., Great Barrington
Time: 5:30 p.m. 
 
Folk, rock, and popular music singer Elizabeth Berliner will be performing in the town's gazebo. More information here
 
Rusted Chains Performance
Parkside Restaurant, Pittsfield
Time: 8:30 p.m. 
 
Alt-rock band Rusted Chains performs a tribute to '90s grunge. More information here
 
'Bodies of Work' Closing Reception 
Future Labs, North Adams 
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
 
Closing reception of the gallery's June exhibit, "Bodies of Work." More information here
 
Spaghetti Dinner 
32 Bel Air Ave., Pittsfield
Time: 5 p.m. 
 
The Bianchi-Barbarotta Foundation will hold a spaghetti and homemade meatball dinner followed by an award ceremony. 
 
Awards will be given to some of Berkshire County's finest youth and the volunteer of the year. Tickets are $15 per adult, $8 for children 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and under. More information here
 
Saturday 
 
Karaoke
Mountain Club, Adams
Time: 7 p.m. 
 
Sing your heart to a wide variety of songs for a chance to walk away with $30. More information here
 
Free Eagles Band Concert
Washington Town Park, Hinsdale 
Time: 1 p.m. 
 
The Eagles Band will be performing. 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
 
Firefly Night
Sheep Hill, Williamstown
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
 
Hosted by Williamstown Rural Lands at 671 Cold Spring Road. Local naturalist Doug Lister offers an evening of storytelling culminating in an evening walk around the meadow amongst the fireflies. Enjoy firefly-themed crafts, snacks and a campfire with s'mores to round out the evening. 
 
Free and open to the public. More information here.
 
Sunday
 
'Lost and Found' Opening Reception 
2 Moscow Road, West Stockbridge
Time: 3 p.m. 
 
TurnPark Art Space will host a mixed-media exhibition by Inna Zhukovsky Zilber. 
 
According to the description, the exhibit "Lost and Found" weaves together ceramic, found objects, and textile works symbolically linked by red thread to contemplate the interconnectedness of personal histories and the profound impact of our past on our present selves. 
 
More information here
 
Pittsfield Car Show 
McKay Street, Pittsfield 
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
 
There will be a car show featuring food trucks and a 50/50 raffle. The entry fee is $10, which supports the parade. Registration is the day of only at the show. Awards will be given at the end of the event. 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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