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North Adams Happenings: Wednesday,  January 28th – Tuesday, February 3rd
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North Adams Happenings
Brought to you by the MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center

and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

Wednesday, January 28th - Tuesday, February 3rd

Restaurant Week 2015

January 23 – February 1

North County EATS

Restaurant Week

Eateries in North Adams, Adams, and Williamstown

(413) 664-6180

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North County EATS! Restaurants throughout north Berkshire will offer great deals on pri-fixed menu options during the week on January 23-February 1, 2015. Visit NorthCountyEats.com for a full listing of restaurants and deals. Search by location, price, or cuisine type.

Save the Date

February 6th & 7th

 

10th Annual MCLA Blues and Funk Fest

Venable Gym, 375 Church Street

413.662.5204

Two-Day Wristband $15 | General Admission $10 | MCLA Alumni $8 | MCLA Faculty, Staff, and Non-MCLA College and High School Students $5 | Members and MCLA Students FREE

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Featuring five bands and two great nights of music. The 10th Annual Blues & Funk Fest is a chance to dust off those winter blues and enjoy two great nights of live music. Food will be available for purchase.

Friday Feb. 6th are Colorado based hip-hop duo The ReMINDers & NYC based R&B singer-activist Maya Azucena.

Saturday Feb. 7th features three blues bands with Berkshire roots, Williamstown-born blues guitarist Albert Cummings, Misty Blues Band, and Arthur Holmes Blues Band.

Thanks to our MCLA Presents! 2014-2015 Premier Sponsors:

The Porches Inn

Williams Inn 

Wednesday, January 28th
Miner Combat

69 Union Street

(413) 652-4563

6 AM

$5

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Try out these Co-Ed boxing classes involving boxing, strength training and agility workouts.

Zumba

69 Union Street

(413) 652-4563

9:15 AM

$5

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Dance Fitness, high energy, high intensity intervals. Great for all fitness levels!

Toddler Playgroup

Haskins Center Lower Level Playroom

210 State Street

10-11 AM

(413) 663-6593

FREE

Toddler Play and Learn at Haskins Center Lower level Playroom, 210 State St., is for ages 1 to 2.5 years.

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.

Let’s Dance!

SOMA (Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts, #407)

243 Union Street

(413) 626-2463

6-7 PM

$8-10 donation suggested

After a short warm-up we’ll allow the fun, funky, enticing music move our bodies. Join us in a relaxed, judgment-free zone.  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!

Thursday, January 29th

Winter Green Opening Reception

Gallery 51

51 Main Street

5-7 PM

FREE

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Participating artists and scientists in “Winter Green” offer a range of perspectives based on their observations and research on the subject of plants. This interdisciplinary exhibition considers the artfulness of scientists’ botanical examinations in tandem with artists whose visual practices incorporate and elaborate on scientific concepts and issues.

Friday, January 30th 

Bingo

The Elks Lodge

100 Eagle Street

(413)663-3327

4:00-10:00

18+

$

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30 plus games of BINGO starting at 6:30pm. Doors open at 4pm. Fun for all 18yrs and older. Food and beverages for sale.

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. Restorative Yoga is for those looking for a more relaxed approach to yoga, focusing on muscle release, relaxation and full restoration. Our regular Community Yoga will vary in response to the group. This is a fun upbeat class for everybody, every level, and every wallet!

Family Fun Night

Greylock Bowl

Roberts Drive

413-664-9382

6-9 PM

$20.00 adults $10.00 children over 12, kids 12 and under FREE

BFAIR will hold a night of fun for the whole family at Greylock Bowl and Mingo’s in North Adams. The event will feature an appetizer buffet, bowling, pool, golf, ping pong, games, raffles and more. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under.  Call for tickets.

Friday Night Fun Club

Northern Berkshire YMCA

22 Brickyard Court

(413) 663-6529

6-8 PM

FREE

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Come check out this great way for kids to spend a Friday night! The program includes gym activities, swimming, Wii games and so much more. Erin Lee and her staff are creative and lots of fun all the while providing constant supervision throughout the evening!

Berkshire Battalion vs Watertown Wolves

Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ice Rink

1267 Church Street

(413) 664-8185

7:35 PM

Adults $12.00, Kids(10 and under) $9.00

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The Berkshire Battalion are home Friday, January 30th against the Watertown Wolves. These hockey games sure are exciting, so don’t miss out on experiencing one!

Freight Yard Pub Musician: Kevin Heideman

Freight Yard Pub

3 Furnace Street

(413) 663-6547

8 PM

FREE

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Head on over to the Freight Yard Pub for a tasty meal, beverage, and wonderful music performed by Kevin Heideman.

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, January 31st

Free Day 2015

Mass MOCA

1040 MASS MoCA Way

(413) 662-2111

10AM-6PM

FREE

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On a day when our galleries teem with visitors and activities, take a peek behind-the-scenes in every aspect of the museum. Director Joseph Thompson elaborates on the history of our campus and museum. Art fabricators break down the process of taking a project from concept to completion, and you can watch our tech crew build a concert light show. Elevator music (played live), art-making, carrot cake, and all the usual Free Day fun is in place.

BAM! Collison Presents

The Parlor Cafe

303 Ashland Street

(413) 346-4279

6:30-11PM

$5

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Show begins at 7 PM and includes Nice Try Kid, Order of the Circle, Pavlov’s Dogs, and Be The Seen. Cover is $5 dollars and includes a copy of “Hell of a Holiday”, a CD containing exclusive tracks from 8 local artists including two of the artists playing the show

Nomadic Massive 

MASS MoCA Hunter Center

1040 MASS MoCA Way

(413)662-2111

7PM

$5 member + student | $10 advance | $15 day of

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The sprawling Montréal hip-hop collective Nomadic Massive descends on MASS MoCA for a game-changing dance party. Claiming its hometown as “Montreal, Chile, Haiti, Brazil, France, Argentina, Saint Vincent, Barbados, France, and Algeria,” the group is a force to be reckoned with, and its live show is a multilingual eruption of old school hip-hop with live instrumentation and a deeply global vibe.

Berkshire Battalion vs Watertown Wolves

Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ice Rink

1267 Church Street

(413) 664-8185

7:30 PM

Adults $12.00, Kids(10 and under) $9.00

click here for more information

The Berkshire Battalion battle it out against the Watertown Wolves. These hockey games sure are exciting, so don’t miss out on experiencing one!

Freight Yard Pub Musician: Rakish Paddy

Freight Yard Pub

3 Furnace Street

(413) 663-6547

8 PM

FREE

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Head on over to the Freight Yard Pub for a tasty meal, beverage, and wonderful music performed by Rakish Paddy.

Sunday, February 1st

HITFIT

69 Union Street

413-652-4563

9:45

$5

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HITFIT is made up of 6 rounds 1) Warm Up 2) Tone and Sculpt with resistance 3) Strength and Power with body weight 4) Burn & Shred with speed and agility training 5) Abs & Core 6) Cool down Insanity- Max interval training, all body weight total body workout, with modifications so any fitness level will be challenged.

Community Yoga Classes

Frog Lotus Yoga

189 Beaver Street, Suite #207

(413) 664-8686

4:30-5:45 PM

$5 suggested donation

click here for more information

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. Restorative Yoga is for those looking for a more relaxed approach to yoga, focusing on muscle release, relaxation and full restoration. Our regular Community Yoga will vary in response to the group. This is a fun upbeat class for everybody, every level, and every wallet!

Monday, February 2nd
Miner Combat

69 Union Street

(413) 652-4563

6 AM

$5

click here for more information

Try out these Co-Ed boxing classes involving boxing, strength training and agility workouts.

Zumba

69 Union Street

(413) 652-4563

9:15 AM

$5

click here for more information

Dance Fitness, high energy, high intensity intervals. Great for all fitness levels!

Haskins Center Gym Group

Haskins Center

210 State Street

(413) 663-6593

5:30-6:30 PM

FREE

Gym Group at Haskins Center, 210 State St., is for ages walking to 5 years old.

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 against others while enjoying a pint from PUBLIC’S fine beer selection! Winning team will take home a $25 Gift Certificate!

Tuesday, February 3rd

Interview More Effectively Workshop

North Adams City Hall

Room 106

413-672-0097

10AM-12PM

FREE

Interview More Effectively Workshop at the North Adams Office Tuesday, Room 106, North Adams City Hall, North Adams, MA Present a positive first impression, know what to expect, and be prepared for each stage of the interview. Plan answers for potential interview questions and develop self confidence in the process. To register, please call 413-672-0097.

Haskin Center Preschool Playgroup

210 State Road

10-11:30 AM

(413) 663-6593

FREE

The Preschool Group at the Haskins Center is for ages 2.5-5 years old.

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.

$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!

From Our Neighbors

Clarksburg Super Bowl Pancake Breakfast

Clarksburg Elementary School Cafeteria

777 west Cross road

8-11 AM

8.00 for adults 5.00 for children under 6

Sunday February 1, Clarksburg will be holding our annual Super Bowl Pancake Breakfast, Tickets are sold at the door and are $8 for adults and Children under 6 are $5. There will be a Door Prize, 50/50 raffle and Chinese Auction.

Opportunities
Berkshire Hills Internship Program

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The Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP) is an intensive arts management internship program that combines hands-on work experience with classes taught by arts administration faculty, TalkBacks with the area’s leading arts professionals, and the chance to fully participate in cultural events throughout Berkshire County.  B-HIP offers educational and career advancement opportunities that are hard to find elsewhere! ​Early applications are strongly encouraged. Deadline to apply is March 2, 2015.

Call for Proposals

Teaching Artist-in-Residence for Teen Summer Residency – July 6-30 2015

MASS MoCA

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MASS MoCA announces an exciting opportunity for a visual artist to serve in residence with teen participants. MASS MoCA Teen Programs aim to expose area youth to contemporary art-making practices, build confidence and leadership abilities, provide creative avenues for self-expression, and deepen teens’ connections to the museum and greater North Adams communities.

To apply, please send a resume, 5 work samples or link to website, and project proposal to Amanda Tobin, Senior Museum Educator, at atobin@massmoca.org. Proposals are due March 15, 2015. Project proposals should provide: socially conscious theme to be addressed; materials; suggested art activities; a statement on how you anticipate combining your own artistic practice with the teens’ skills and interests; and a description of any relevant experience as a teaching artist. Members of the Teen Task Force will review applications.

North Adams Happenings is brought to you by the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism and Community Events.

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