EVENTS

North Adams Happenings

Wednesday, August 13 – Tuesday, August 19

North Adams Happenings
Brought to you by the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center
and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

Downtown Celebration now on August 14!
No rain will stop the festivities.

Save The Date:                                      Sunday, August 24th
Motorama!
Downtown North Adams
(413) 664-6180
9 AM-3 PM
FREE
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Motorama returns for its fourth year in North Adams. Main, Holden and Eagle Streets will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic as downtown North Adams fills with hundreds of cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and tractors. This vehicle show offers fun for everyone. Attendees can enjoy music, 50/50 raffles, food, shopping and more!
Wednesday, August 13th
North Adams Public Library:
Preschool Story Time

Youth Services Department, 2nd floor
74 Church Street
(413) 662-3133 ext. 14
10:30 AM
FREE
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Bring your preschooler (ages 3-6) to the second floor of the public library for story time! For more information, email naplib@yahoo.com.
Artist Talk: The Mill Children 
Bascom Lodge Lobby
30 Rockwell Rd, Lanesborough
(413) 743-1591
6 PM
FREE
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Gallerist Ralph Brill presents the story behind this photo, along with others currently on exhibition at 5 Hoosac Street Gallery in Adams.
Let’s Dance!
SOMA (Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts, #407)
243 Union Street
(413) 626-2463
6-7 PM
$8-10 donation suggested
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Let the music move your body and experience the joy and exhilaration that comes from dancing freely. Absolutely no experience necessary. Lights will be dimmed and no one will be watching. Dance floor is heated!
Eat To Total Health
14 Ashland St.
(413) 329-4710
6:30 PM
$10
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Eat to Total Health welcomes Sage Perretta of Healing With Sage, an intuitive healer and medical clairvoyant. During this workshop, Sage will talk about the importance of mind, body, and soul connection – in order to live your happiest and healthiest life, all three must be in alignment.
Thursday, August 14th
Downtown Celebration
Downtown North Adams
(413) 664-6180
5:30-9 PM
FREE
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2014 marks the 18th year of North Adams’ Annual Downtown Celebration. Main, Eagle, Holden and the northern portion of Ashland Street will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic. Groups, businesses and organizations distribute information, hold contests and giveaways, while bands play everything from Dixieland to rock and roll. Delicious aromas fill the air as our local restaurants and vendors provide all kinds of wonderful food. This all-ages street fair is sure to please.
Party in the Park: Blackwater
Noel Field
State Street
(413) 664-6180
6-8 PM
FREE
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Come on out to summer concerts at the Noel Field (behind the Steeplecats baseball diamond) every Thursday night in July and August! Enjoy live music by the band Blackwater and offerings from local food vendors out on the field. This concert series is presented by local radio stations WNAW 1230AM and WUPE 100.1FM.
Friday, August 15th
Friday Night Fun Club at the
Northern Berkshire YMCA

YMCA
22 Brickyard Court
(413) 663-6529
6-8 PM
FREE
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YMCA opens its doors for any youth aged 8-14 for an evening of fun and games. Swimming, gym games, athletic tournaments, and many more activities will be available; come in and play!
Concert: Jason Isbell
MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
Courtyard C or Hunter Center
(413) 662-2111
8 PM
$24 advance / $30 day of
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Jason Isbell of the band Drive-By Truckers writes open-hearted songs full of storm and drama, bursting with personal truths, and echoing with the southern sound of his Alabama upbringing. He’s been touring with Ray LaMontagne, Willie Nelson, and Alison Krauss — add a little bit of thunder and that’s a good indicator of his sound.
Open Mic Night at The Parlor Café
The Parlor Cafe
303 Ashland Street
(413) 346-4279
8 PM
FREE/Donations accepted
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Interested in listening to some fantastic local talent? Head on over to The Parlor Café. Have a coffee, tea, or beer while you enjoy poetry, music, and so much more in the relaxing company of friends.
Karaoke Friday at State Street Tavern
167 State Street
(413) 664-9151
9 PM-1 AM
FREE
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Boogie on over to State Street Tavern and sing some tunes! Serenade the crowd by yourself or pull a group together and give them a show they’ll never forget!
Saturday, August 16th
North Adams Farmers Market
St. Anthony Church municipal parking lot
Intersection of Rte. 8 and St. Antony Drive
(413) 664-6180
9 AM-1 PM
FREE
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The market offers a variety of fruits, vegetables and more for those looking for delicious and healthy eating alternatives. People can also enjoy music, entertainment, and  info booths, all of which change week to week. This event is going to be held on each Saturday till October 25.
Alchemy Initiative Presents: Botanical Drawing and More, with Diane Firtell
Bascom Lodge Lobby and Porch
30 Rockwell Rd, Lanesborough
(413) 743-1591
10 AM-2 PM
$30
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Learn some drawing techniques through simple exercises, experiment with materials, and explore the possibilities of transferring you own artwork through collage to multiple surfaces with local artist Diane Firtell. Please bring your own paper, pencils, brushes, watercolors, pastels, etc.; a limited supply of materials will be available.
History of Fly-Fishing Equipment
with Fred Moran

Bascom Lodge Porch
30 Rockwell Rd, Lanesborough
(413) 743-1591
2-4 PM
FREE
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The class will present the development of the fly rod and reel from the 1600′s to the present day, tracing the improvements in rod design and materials from sticks and string through wood, bamboo, fiberglass and graphite. Meet at the registration desk. 
Gallery Talk with Artist Christopher Russell
Independent Art Projects
1315 MASS MoCA Way
5 PM
FREE
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Christopher Russell will talk about this unique style of ceramic sculpture. Using traditional, labor-intensive manual techniques to sculpt the pieces, with photographs and illustrations as his guide, Russell creates hyper-detailed, incredibly lifelike sculptures of beehives, bees on flowers, and large blowups of grains of pollen. His art is currently on view through September 21.
Concert: Elysian Fields
MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413) 662-2111
8 PM
$20 preferred / $12 advance / $16 day of
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Composers Jennifer Charles and Oren Bloedow are MASS MoCA veterans and NYC indie music stalwarts, weaving dream pop and noir landscapes together for fifteen years and nine records. Pitchfork touts their “forbidding cocktail dress cool” while others detect a young Serge Gainsbourg in their sultry, hazy delivery.
Sunday, August 17th
Performance by the Nutshell Playhouse 
Bascom Lodge Lobby
30 Rockwell Rd, Lanesborough
(413) 743-1591
3 PM
FREE
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Come to Bascom Lodge for a scrumptious mix of original music, puppets and clownerie. Enjoy your favorite Nutshell songs and characters, including Taco Caramba, the fiercest pirate parrot ever to fly the seven seas, the Ductionary, a duck who knows every word in the English language, and the Snoof, a detective who can find anything, even if it isn’t there! Fun for kids of all ages.
Community Yoga Classes
Frog Lotus Yoga
189 Beaver Street, Suite #207
(413) 664-8686
4:30-5:45 PM
$5 suggested donation
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Come enjoy our beautiful studio space and connect with the kula - or local community – through yoga! These are open doors classes welcome to all levels and fitness abilities. Our Community Yoga classes will vary in response to the group. This is a fun upbeat class for everybody, every level, and every wallet.
Music with Moonshine Holler 
Bascom Lodge Lobby
30 Rockwell Rd, Lanesborough
(413) 743-1591
6 PM
FREE
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Moonshine Holler is a “two person music festival capturing the essence of American southern roots music” on more instruments than they can juggle, including the fiddle, banjo, Hawaiian guitar, harmonica, and ukulele.
Sundays at Rudd Art Museum

Rudd Art Museum, 2nd Floor
159 East Main Street
(413) 664-9550
3 PM
Join us for wine and light refreshments every Sunday afternoon at the Rudd Art Museum. Admission is free.
Monday, August 18th
Artist Presentation by David Brody 
Bascom Lodge Lobby
30 Rockwell Rd, Lanesborough
(413) 743-1591
6 PM
FREE
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David, a painter, was a Creative Resident at the lodge this month. He presents recent work.
Eat + Think Trivia 
PUBLIC: Eat+Drink
34 Holden Street
(413) 664-4444
8:30 PM
FREE
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Test your skills and knowledge while enjoying a pint from PUBLIC’s fine beer selection. The winning team will take home a $25 Gift Certificate!
Tuesday, August 19th
North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time 
Youth Services Department, 2nd floor
74 Church Street
(413) 662-3133 ext. 14
10:30 AM
FREE
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Bring your toddler (ages 1-3) to the second floor of the library for playtime! For more information, email naplib@yahoo.com.
Teen Skating Party
Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Skating Rink
1267 Church Street
(413) 664-8185
2 – 5 PM
$4
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It’s winter in August! Open to all youth ages 13 – 19. The event includes skating, ice bowling, games, prizes, and snacks!
$5 Tuesdays!
North Adams Movieplex
86 Main Street
(413) 663-6300
All Day
$5 non-3D movies/$6.50 3D movies
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Come down to the North Adams Movieplex with your family and friends for cheap movies!
Downstreet Art on the Road
The Mill Children On View in Adams
5 Hoosac Street Gallery
Adams, MA
(413) 776-7487
6 PM
FREE
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Brill Gallery, a participating Downstreet Art gallery, moves its multi-artist exhibition The Mill Children to 5 Hoosac Street Gallery, the site of a former cotton mill. Using film, music, and visual art, the six different artists in The Mill Children interpret original photographs by Lewis Hine of child laborers from the textile mills of North Adams.
The Pigeoning At HERE Arts Center
Through August 16
145 Sixth Ave
New York, NY
Tuesday-Saturday at 7pm, Fridays also at 10:30pm,
Saturdays also at 2pm
$20-$50 (Student Rush free w/ID when not sold out)

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Obsessed with cleanliness and order, Frank is also plagued by pigeons. Convinced the pigeons are plotting against him, Frank sets out on an adventure to solve a problem that perhaps isn’t really there? The Pigeoning is a darkly comedic yet heartfelt story that spins articulate puppetry, live music, and lo-fi special effects into an epic tale about the illusion of safety and control in the context of the end of the world. At a time when listening to the animals may be our best bet, The Pigeoninginvites us to look closely at the divide between man and nature.
Opportunities
Christodora Seeks Outdoor/Environmental Educators to Start In Fall
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Christodora is seeking outdoor/environmental educators to share the beauty of the Berkshire mountains this fall at the Manice Education Center in Florida, MA. Educators will transfer to New York City in November to bring an exciting environmental education approach to partner NYC public school classrooms. If you are interested in the opportunity to work as an integral part of a team of dedicated professionals and create significant positive effects in the lives of NYC youth, please send a cover letter, resume, and three reference contacts to employment@christodora.org.
Join MCLA’s Annual First Days 9/11
Community Service Event

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This year, MCLA’s Center for Service is sponsoring a Necessities Drive to benefit military veterans and veteran resources. Please consider purchasing toiletry items (shampoos, soaps, etc.) that would be useful for veterans and dropping them off at the Berkshire Food Project (First Congregational Church of North Adams) weekdays from 9:00-11:00am or at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, 61 Main St., suite 218 weekdays from 9am-4pm. If you have questions, please contact Spencer Moser at 413-662-5251 or spencer.moser@mcla.edu.
North Adams Happenings is brought to you by the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism and Community Events.