North Adams Happenings

Wednesday, February 26 – Tuesday, March 4
SAVE THE DATE Saturday, March 15, 2014

PERFORMANCE
Body/Head:Kim Gordon & Bill Nace
MASS MoCA
1040 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 662-2111
8pm
$20 advance / $25 day of

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Since cutting the first Sonic Youth demos three decades ago, Gordon has delivered a new boundary-breaking project every year, in every manner of art and music. She comes to MASS MoCA with her latest—a Syd Barrett era—Pink Floyd-inspired, deeply improvisational duo, Body/Head, that pairs her propelling guitar and vocals with free-noise guitarist Bill Nace.

WEDNESDAY,February 26

EVENT

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.

EVENT

Let’s Dance!
with Mieke Kohl at SOMA
Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts#407
243 Union Street
(413)626-2463
6 PM
Suggested donation: $8-$12

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Let’s Dance is a freestyle dance party, no skill or experience necessary. After a short warm-up we’ll allow the fun, funky, enticing music to move our bodies. Join us in this relaxed, judgment-free zone for a great workout. Experience the joy and exhilaration that comes from dancing freely. Lights will be dimmed, no one will be watching, and the wood floor is heated. (Barefoot or non-marking indoor shoes only.) RSVP’s welcome, or just drop in.

PERFORMANCE

“Oscar and Felix: A New Look at The Odd Couple”
MCLA’s Venable Theatre
375 Church Street
(413) 662-5123
8pm
$5 general admission/ FREE for MCLA students

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The MCLA Fine and Performing Arts Department proudly presents the Spring main stage production of Oscar and Felix, A New Look at The Odd Couple by Neil Simon.

“America’s comic mastermind has updated his classic comedy The Odd Couple, bringing the trials and tribulations of Felix Unger and Oscar Madison to the present day. Those who love the original version will laugh all over again at the classic characters in an all new-setting.”

Directed by Dr. Doug Jenkins
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

EVENT

Karaoke @ The Pitcher’s Mound
The Pitcher’s Mound Pub
218 Ashland Street
(413) 663- 8390
9 PM
FREE

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Looking for something fun to do midweek? Be Mound bound for Karaoke night! Relax with friends while giving them a performance they will never forget.

THURSDAY, February 27

EVENT

Panel Discussion:
Sustainable Food Systems on College Campuses
MCLA Murdock Hall 218
375 Church Street
(413) 662-5000
5:30 PM
FREE

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Including MCLA Aramark Food Services Director John Kozik, Williams College Sustainable Food and Agriculture Program Manager Brent Wasser, Hampshire College Sustainability Initiative Director Beth Hooker, and UMass Auxiliary Enterprises Sustainability Manager Rachel Dutton.

EVENT

Bike North Berkshire Meeting
Freight Yard Pub
3 Furnace Street
413-663-7588
5:30 PM
FREE

Catch up on the current work Bike North Berkshire is doing to advocate for biking in the region. Join the group for a chat about bicycling topics in North Berkshire.

EXHIBITION

Gallery 51: Inside the Outside
51 Main Street
(413) 664-8718
5-7 PM
FREE

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With a mix of images from artists who are either self-taught or create art under unusual circumstances, the exhibition asks: how does one identify and describe art that lies outside the traditional spectrum of art making? This show is organized by students from MCLA’s Museum Studies class under the direction of Professor Emeritus Tony Gengarelly.

EVENT

The Interview: A play by Guillaume Leblon
Club B-10
1040 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 662-2111
6 PM
FREE for members / $7 not-yet-members

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Written with curator and critic Thomas Boutoux, L’Entretien is a short play in the format of an interview. Centering around the artist’s desire to produce a non-traditional text on his work, the absurdist play ultimately becomes that text, offering insight into Leblon’s own practice. Meet the artist following the reading.

PERFORMANCE

“Oscar and Felix: A New Look at The Odd Couple”
MCLA’s Venable Theatre
375 Church Street
(413) 662-5123
8pm
$5 general admission/ FREE for MCLA students

Click here for more information
Click here for the Facebook Event Page

The MCLA Fine and Performing Arts Department proudly presents the Spring main stage production of Oscar and Felix, A New Look at The Odd Couple by Neil Simon.

“America’s comic mastermind has updated his classic comedy The Odd Couple, bringing the trials and tribulations of Felix Unger and Oscar Madison to the present day. Those who love the original version will laugh all over again at the classic characters in an all new-setting.”

Directed by Dr. Doug Jenkins
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

TRIVIA

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, February 28

EVENT

Restorative Community Yoga Class
Frog Lotus Yoga
189 Beaver Street, Suite #207
(413)664-8686
6-7:15 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. This is a fun, upbeat class for every body, every level, and every wallet!

EVENT

Grease Sing-Along!
North Adams Movieplex
86 Main Street
(413) 663-6300
7:30 PM
$10

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Get your leather jackets and poodle skirts ready! Come sing and dance along as the North Adams Movieplex presents “Grease” the sing along. All lyrics will be displayed on the screen. There will be a best costume contest and Grease trivia contest before the movie.

PERFORMANCE

“Oscar and Felix: A New Look at The Odd Couple”
MCLA’s Venable Theatre
375 Church Street
(413) 662-5123
8pm
$5 general admission/ FREE for MCLA students

Click here for more information
Click here for the Facebook Event Page

The MCLA Fine and Performing Arts Department proudly presents the Spring main stage production of Oscar and Felix, A New Look at The Odd Couple by Neil Simon.

“America’s comic mastermind has updated his classic comedy The Odd Couple, bringing the trials and tribulations of Felix Unger and Oscar Madison to the present day. Those who love the original version will laugh all over again at the classic characters in an all new-setting.”

Directed by Dr. Doug Jenkins
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

EVENT

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.

SATURDAY, March 1

EVENT

Hockey Weekend Across America:
FREE Hockey Clinic
Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink
1627 South Church Street
(413) 664-8185
10 AM
FREE

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Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey League invites boys and girls ages four to nine years old to the North Adams Skating rink for a Try Hockey for Free clinic to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basics of the sport in a fun, safe environment. The Try Hockey for Free clinic is part of USA Hockey’s seventh annual Hockey Weekend Across America celebration, which runs nationwide Feb. 28- March 2. To register for one of the 500 Try Hockey for Free opportunities, please visit www.TryHockeyForFree.com.


MUSIC
Water Songs: Ha Ŧay G’am
Hunter Center
1040 MASS MoCA Way
(413)662-2111 x18pm
1-8 PM
$15 general/ $10 students

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Water Songs: Ha Ŧay G’am is a new live music and video project exploring the profound history of the Colorado River. Featuring compositions by John Luther Adams, William Brittelle, Shara Worden, Sarah Kirkland Snider, and Paola Prestini, the delightful collaboration will be performed by MASS MoCA favorite, Roomful of Teeth.

EVENT

Relay for Life Mardi Gras Fundraiser
Elks Lodge
100 Eagle Street
7 – 11 PM
$15

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Join Lynda’s Llamas Relay for Life team as they present their annual fundraising event in the form of a Mardi Gras-style party. The event will feature Louisiana cuisine, themed drinks, gift basket raffles, and classic Creole and jazz tunes spun by DJ Elixer. Costumes and festive attire are encouraged! 100% of the ticket sales go to fighting the battle against cancer.

EVENT

Cabaret Uncorked
Mill City Productions
115 State Street, Building 4n
7 – 11 PM
$20

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Mill City Productions is
pleased to announce details for their 5th annual Cabaret Uncorked fundraiser. This fundraising event will feature a tasting of various wines from around the world and will be led by Mark Draper from Draper’s Wine and Spirits. The second half of the evening will include cabaret entertainment featuring Mill City company members as well as dancing, led by Pulse Entertainment. In addition to the wine tasting and entertainment, a silent auction with items from local businesses will take place. Cabaret Uncorked will support Mill City Production’s 2014 Season, which will bring a variety of live arts programming to the Northern Berkshire Community.

PERFORMANCE

“Oscar and Felix: A New Look at The Odd Couple”
MCLA’s Venable Theatre
375 Church Street
(413) 662-5123
8pm
$5 general admission/ FREE for MCLA students

Click here for more information
Click here for the Facebook Event Page

The MCLA Fine and Performing Arts Department proudly presents the Spring main stage production of Oscar and Felix, A New Look at The Odd Couple by Neil Simon.

“America’s comic mastermind has updated his classic comedy The Odd Couple, bringing the trials and tribulations of Felix Unger and Oscar Madison to the present day. Those who love the original version will laugh all over again at the classic characters in an all new-setting.”

Directed by Dr. Doug Jenkins
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

PERFORMANCE

Shana Falana / Hill Haints / 17 Gentlemen Callers
The Parlor Cafe
303 Ashland Street
(413) 346-4279
8 PM
FREE/Donations accepted

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You’ll remember this New York based Dream-Pop duo if you caught their performance during DownStreet Art on Halloween. If not, now is your chance to see what Chronogram Magazine calls, “The most entrancing modern psychedelic pop now being made.” Shana Falana on vocals and guitar and Mike Amari on drums are well known for drenching rooms in swirling, swooping, reverb-laden sounds. The pair are planning a European tour so catch this act now while you can. North Adams based primal no-wave band Hill Haints, and one-person DIY folk band 17 Gentlemen Callers start the night off.

MUSIC

Freight Yard Pub Musician: Tom Corrigan
Freight Yard Pub
3 Furnace Street
(413) 663-6547
8 PM
FREE

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Come enjoy the musical stylings of Tom Corrigan, while you keep warm by the fire!

SUNDAY, March 2

EVENT

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

MONDAY, March 3

EVENT

Public Skate
Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink
1627 South Church Street
(413) 664-8185
9:30-10:20 AM
$3 children/ $4 adults

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Trying to find a way to enjoy a winter time activity? Head on over to the Veteran’s Memorial Skating rink, strap on some skates and make your way around the rink! This family friendly activity is a great way to get active during these cold months, and a fun adventure for the kids. And if you don’t have your own skates it’s not a problem! You can rent a pair for only $4.

TUESDAY, March 4

EVENT

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.


MOVIES
$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 the family for an inexpensive night out!

EVENT

Gloria Steinem:
“The Progression of Feminism: Where Are We Going?”
MCLA Church Street Center
375 Church Street
(413) 662-5000
7 PM
FREE

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Come see Gloria Steinem, world renowned writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist. She travels in the US and other countries as an organizer and lecturer and is a frequent media spokeswoman on issues of equality. She is particularly interested in the shared origins of sex and race caste systems, gender roles and child abuse as roots of violence, non-violent conflict resolution, the cultures of indigenous peoples, and organizing across boundaries for peace and justice.

From Our Neighbors
SATURDAY, MARCH 1


Thunderbolt Ski Race
Mount Greylock
Thiel Road and Gould Road, Adams, MA
413-884-4388
8 AM – 4 PM
FREE for spectators (race registration is now closed)
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More than 100 intrepid backcountry skiers and snowboarders will make a two-hour heart-pounding trek to the top of Mount Greylock, to strap on their equipment, take a few deep breaths and launch into a blistering three-minute run down the narrow, steep and unpredictable Thunderbolt Ski Trail. Spectators can watch the race from the Greylock Glen at the foot of the mountain in Adams, Mass.

SATURDAY, MARCH 1
ThunderFest 2014
Adams Visitors Center
3 Hoosac Street, Adams, MA
12 – 5 PM
FREE

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ThunderFest is a celebration in honor of the Thunderbolt Ski Race and winter in the Berkshires. It’s a great opportunity to get out, shake off the cabin fever and enjoy being outdoors. The event will offer food from a variety of local vendors, craft beer from Wandering Star Brewery, hot beverages, a chowder cook-off, kids’ activities and a toasty campfire, in addition to music from local bands throughout the afternoon.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 4
Tricks of the Trade
The Creative Economy: Advocacy
IS183 Art School
13 Willard Hill Rd, Stockbridge
(413) 664 – 8718
6pm
FREE

 

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Come learn how advocacy plays into the creative economy and how it applies to you as an artist and arts manager. No matter the size of your project or program watch how advocacy can work for you.

 

Guest speakers/panelists:
Tricia Farley-Bouvier, State Representative
Matt Wilson, MASS Creative

 

Moderator: Megan Whilden, Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development

DSA on the Road FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 – SUNDAY, MARCH 2
 

Conference – Artistry at Hand:
An Adventure in Creative Puppetry
UU Rowe Camp and Conference Center
22 Kings Highway Road, Rowe, MA
(413) 339-4954
All day
$225 – $325 – See website for details

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Artists, performers, dancers, educators, storytellers, and anyone with a willing spirit is invited to delve into the world of puppetry arts. You’ll travel the puppeteer’s path, discovering the techniques and imagination that give life to the inanimate. Much of this workshop will be devoted to play — at the heart of puppetry is a playful spirit and a return to the childhood source of wonder, curiosity, innocence, and their natural byproduct: creativity. Out of everyday objects, animated creatures will be born, and you’ll discover the potential for character,
ambulation, and vocalization. From the mating of simple forms arise more complex ones — as your understanding of puppets evolves, so do the creatures themselves. You’ll craft your own rudimentary puppet, develop a “silent narrative” with your group, and by the final day you’ll all share the results of your journey to music before an invited audience.

OPPORTUNITIES

 

Berkshire Hill Internship Program
Summer 2014 – Applications available now!

Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP) is an intensive twelve-week arts management internship course structured to integrate theoretical concepts and real-world experience.

B-HIP runs in the Summer and it combines an internship component with a seminar in arts management, talk-backs with the area’s leading arts professionals, and full participation in cultural events throughout Berkshire County (Western Massachusetts). Each internship is hand-tailored to suit each interns’ needs, interests and talents. Former interns have worked at institutions such as The Clark Art Institute, MASS MoCA, the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Shakespeare and Company, and more! $100 weekly stipend and housing provided. Undergrad and grad credits available. Scholarship opportunities are also available. More info and application form at http://www.mcla.edu/b-hip. Application Deadline March 1, 2014.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7080/7402336422_fa7f293e6e_o.jpg MASS MoCA Internship Opportunities
Application Deadline: March 1, 2014

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Marketing & Public Relations: You will work directly with the Director of Communications. You will touch upon all aspects of publicizing the organization including representing MASS MoCA at regional events and festivals, writing press releases, giving press tours, preparing press packets, postering, researching new forums for publicity, and assisting with public outreach and special events.