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North Adams Happenings: Wednesday,  November 12th – Tuesday, November 18th

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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,  November 12th – Tuesday, November 18th
Save The Date: November 26th

North Adams Tree Lighting

Wednesday, November 26
6 PM
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Join hundreds of festive faces as North Adams gears up for the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Hometown Holidays kick-off event. A crowd will gather around the tree at Monument Square on Main St. (between the First Congregational and First Baptist Churches) and count down the seconds until the switch is thrown and thousands of twinkling lights adorn the downtown. For more information on the tree lighting or Hometown Holidays contact the Office of Tourism & Community Events at: (413)664-6180 or tourism@northadams-ma.gov

Wednesday, November 12th

North Adams Public Library:
Preschool Story Time

Youth Services Department, 2nd floor
74 Church Street
(413) 662-3133 ext. 14
10:30 AM
FREE
http://www.naplibrary.com/
 
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, November 13th

Jose Antonio Vargas
Public Policy Lecture

Church Street Center
375 Church Street
(413)662-5391
7:30 PM
FREE
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Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, Founder of DefineAmerican.com, and Undocumented Immigrant. A journalist for over a decade writing for some of the most prestigious news organizations in the country, Jose Antonio Vargas’ personal journey contends with some of the most fascinating stories he’s covered, living a double life since he was 16 years old.

Common Folk Presents: Local Student Night

The Parlor Café
303 Ashland Street
(413) 346-4279
8 PM
FREE
 
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The locals are coming back, but this month we’re featuring some of the best high school and college students in the area!  On the lineup (in no particular order): Alex the Poet, Izzy,  Joe O’Neil,  Tyler Shaw, Jeannette Lambert,  and  Skye Sweeney. Don’t forget to check out the donation table where there will be plenty of art to be shared! Sign-ups for Common Folk’s email list and be entered into a raffle to win tickets to a show at MASS MoCA!  If you are an artsy person yourself, be sure to hang out with Kayley Giorgini who will be putting on the community art project of the evening!

Trivia Night at The Pitcher’s Mound

The Pitcher’s Mound Pub
218 Ashland Street
(413) 663-8390
8:30 PM
FREE
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Do you enjoy a good game of trivia? How about a competitive crowd? If so be Mound bound on Thursday night as trivia returns! Eat great food and enjoy an ice cold beer as you test your knowledge of worldly facts. 

Friday, November 14th

NBCC’s November Forum

First Baptist Church, North Adams
131 Main St. (Use Eagle St. entrance)
(413) 663-7588
10 AM -12 PM
FREE 
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The Northern Berkshire community will once again gather together to discuss important issues facing its residents for our monthly Forum on Friday, November 14th. This month’s topic will be neighborhood development and why it is so important to the health of a community.

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.

Friday Night Fun Club

Northern Berkshire 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!
 

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.

Freight Yard Pub Musician: Tommy Corrigan

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 the Tommy Corrigan.
 

Mill City Productions: Crimes of the Heart

Heritage State Park, Building 4 North
115 State Street
8 PM
$10 Adults, $8 Students/Seniors
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Mill City Productions will perform “Crimes of the Heart” by Beth Henley. The production is directed by Jackie DeGiorgis and features Lauren Andrews, Brad Botto, Michelle Jensen, Andrew Rosenburg, Sam Therrien and Liz Urban. Performances will be Nov. 7 and 14 at 8 p.m., Nov. 8 and 15 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. at the Mill City Theatre in Building 4N (next to the Visitor’s Center) of the Western Gateway Heritage State Park in North Adams. Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased in advance by visiting.

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, November 15th

First Baptist Fall Harvest Fair

First Baptist Church of North Adams
131 Main Street
(413) 663-3780
9 AM- 3 PM
FREE
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Come out to the First Baptist Church annual fall fair! There will be attic treasures, handmade items, baked goods and candies, a Chinese auction with baskets and gift cards, and a kid’s area with a fishbowl and lots of prizes, kid’s Chinese auction, and face painting. A soup and sandwich lunch will be served from 11 to 1:30pm for $5 in the Eagle Street room. Santa will be making a special appearance at the lunch from 11:30am until 1pm, so bring your camera!

Sol LeWitt: A Film by Chris Teerink

MASS MoCA, Club b-10
1040 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 662-2111
2 PM
$5 members and students/ $7 non-members
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The film Sol LeWitt, directed by Chris Teerink, is not a biography; rather, the work itself is the point of departure. The beauty of LeWitt’s work raises a question about where conceptual principles end and the quest for beauty begins. “[Conceptual artists] leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach,” LeWitt says in a rare audio-interview from 1974. “I really believe that art is not something that’s laid down as frosting on the cake of society. I think that aesthetics and ethics are really very much the same kind of thing.”

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, November 15 against the Watertown Wolves. These hockey games sure are exciting, so don’t miss out on experiencing one!
 

Mill City Productions: Crimes of the Heart

Heritage State Park, Building 4 North
115 State Street
8 PM
$10 Adults, $8 Students/Seniors
click here for more infomation
 
Mill City Productions will perform “Crimes of the Heart” by Beth Henley. The production is directed by Jackie DeGiorgis and features Lauren Andrews, Brad Botto, Michelle Jensen, Andrew Rosenburg, Sam Therrien and Liz Urban. Performances will be Nov. 7 and 14 at 8 p.m., Nov. 8 and 15 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. at the Mill City Theatre in Building 4N (next to the Visitor’s Center) of the Western Gateway Heritage State Park in North Adams. Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased in advance by visiting.

Aja Monet

MASS MoCA, Club b-10
1040 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 662-2111
8 PM
$10 students / $12 advance / $18 day of / $22 preferred

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Hailing from East NY, Brooklyn, Aja Monet is an internationally renowned singer and poet. Her voice is unforgettable. Her words, grounded in familiar sights and sounds, uproot the vivid imagery of everyday life with an impressionistic approach worthy of her last name. A swirl of hopes and dreams, scenes from childhood, and philosophical ponderings coalesce in an intimate night of music and spoken word in Club B-10.

Freight Yard Pub Musician: Anthony Luchi

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 the Anthony Luchi.

Sunday, November 16th

Mill City Productions: Crimes of the Heart

Heritage State Park, Building 4 North
115 State Street
2 PM
$10 Adults, $8 Students/Seniors
click here for more infomation
 
Mill City Productions will perform “Crimes of the Heart” by Beth Henley. The production is directed by Jackie DeGiorgis and features Lauren Andrews, Brad Botto, Michelle Jensen, Andrew Rosenburg, Sam Therrien and Liz Urban. Performances will be Nov. 7 and 14 at 8 p.m., Nov. 8 and 15 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. at the Mill City Theatre in Building 4N (next to the Visitor’s Center) of the Western Gateway Heritage State Park in North Adams. Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased in advance by visiting.

Berkshire Battalion vs Watertown Wolves

Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ice Rink
1267 Church Street
(413) 664-8185
4 PM
Adults $12.00 , Kids(10 and under) $9.00

Click here for more information

The Berkshire Battalion are home Friday, November 16 against the Watertown Wolves. These hockey games sure are exciting, so don’t miss out on experiencing one!

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. Our Community Yoga classes will vary in response to the group. This is a fun upbeat class for everybody, every level, and every wallet.

Monday, November 17th

Poetry Reading: Ewa Chrusciel

MCLA Gallery 51
51 Main Street
(413) 662-5000
7:00 PM
FREE
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Poet Ewa Chrusciel is the auther of Contraband of Hoopoe (Omnidawn, 2014) and Strata (Emergency Press, 2011), as well as two books of poems in Polish, Furkot and Spoilki. Her work as appeared in journals including Jubilat, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Lana Turner, Spoon River poetry Review, and Aufgabe. She is Associate Professor of Humanities at Colby-Sawyer College.

 

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, November 18th

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!

Coming Out X Three: Cheryl Savageau

MCLA Murdock Hall, Room 218
375 Church Street
(413) 662-5000
7-8:30 PM
FREE
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Cheryl Savageau, an award-winning French/Abenaki writer and poet, will present “Coming Out X Three,” an evening of poetry and memoir, at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Murdock Hall room 218. For this presentation, Savageau will explore her Native American, queer and disability identities. Part of this fall’s “Creating Equality” series, “Coming Out X Three” is free and open to the public.

From Our Neighbors

Williamstown

Milham Planetarium Shows

  inside the Old Hopkins Observatory
(413) 597-2188
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Williams College invites you to experience the wonders of our universe! Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on the following Friday evenings at 8 p.m.: Sept 12, 19, and 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31; November 7, 14, 21, and 28; and December 5.  Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at (413) 597-2188 or email at mcr4@williams.edu. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments. Shows will last about 50 minutes.

 

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! 

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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