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FAMILY FILM NIGHT
North Adams, 6 p.m.
The North Adams Public Library will host a family film night featuring a screening of the movie "Look Up." In addition to the movie (served up with popcorn), the library will also be featuring a pathfinder of fun STEM ideas for children and families and links to NASA’s year-long celebration of man’s exploration of Space.
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EVERY CHILD READY TO READ
North Adams, 10 to 11 a.m.
Every Child Ready to Read!  A free Workshops for Parents and Children Fridays, January 19, and 26 and February 2 and 9 from 10:00-11:00 at The North Adams Public Library-3rd floor. For community families with children ages 2-5 years old. Learn how to help your child get ready to read with simple, fun, hands-on activities.  A collaboration with the North Adams Public Library. Each family who attends the workshops will receive a “Ready to Read” tote bag filled with books and fun reading activities.  Call 413-664-4821 to register. “Every Child Ready to Read” was developed by the Association for Library Service to Children.
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QUINDAR
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Take a trip to outer space with Quindar — Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen and his art and music collaborator James Merle Thomas. The multimedia duo synch electronic music with historical recordings and film, especially from NASA’s early manned missions. The results are mesmerizingly beautiful, and they packed the house at last summer’s Solid Sound. MASS MoCA
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MASS MOCA FREE DAY
North Adams
Mass MoCA visitors will experience pop-up gallery performances, art-making, and live music in our freight elevator, in addition to immersive installations by Turrell, Anderson’s two virtual reality experiences, and Schonbeck’s world of instruments (no experience required to play), during the museum's Free Day. Capping off the night with a ticketed performance in the Hunter Center at 8 p.m., Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen brings his collaborator, James Merle Thomas, performing as Quindar, to enliven the museum with solar landscapes and danceable songs. During Free Day, community partners will be stationed in the lobby from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. offering information to visitors on upcoming events in the area. Stop by the Berkshire Health Systems information table to learn more about the growing range of health services available in the northern Berkshires. The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition will be offering information about upcoming events for the Northern Berkshire Neighbors program and The Family Place.

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NORTH ADAMS LEGO GROUP
North Adams, 6 to 7 p.m.
Library Lego Groups! Lego groups are for families with children ages 4-12 years old. Evening Lego Group Thursdays, January 11 and 25 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at The North Adams Public Library, 75 Church Street third floor.  It will meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month
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SOUP LUNCHEON
North Adams, Noon-1 p.m.
North Adams Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will host a free soup luncheon. Those wishing to attend are asked to reserve a seat by calling Kira Breard at 413-662-4403 by Jan. 22. The lunch is free but seating is limited. Lunch will include homemade soup and fresh-made bread. Guests can enter a raffle to win prizes and take a tour of the newly remodeled skilled nursing community. North Adams Commons is located at 175 Franklin St.

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ALICIA HALL MORAN
North Adams, 8 p.m.
In the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, two figure skaters representing America and East Germany battled for Olympic gold, both accompanied by music from Carmen. Mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran, herself a former figure skater, tells Georges Bizet’s epic story in an all-out musical fantasy for the concert stage, joined by fearless NYC jazz trio Harriet Tubman. MASS MoCA
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HOW TO TALK SO KIDS WILL LISTEN AND LISTEN SO KIDS WILL TALK
North Adams, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk. A Free 4 Week Series for Parents. Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at The Family Center, 210 State Street, North Adams. This series, for parents of 1-8 year olds, offers practical, easy to implement strategies that have been proven effective in everyday parenting. Learn simple techniques that really work! Gain your child’s cooperation, set limits and maintain goodwill, use positive discipline, cope with your child’s negative feelings, express your anger without being hurtful, resolve family conflicts peacefully. Each participant will receive a copy of the book How to Talk So Kids will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Faber and Mazlish.  Light refreshments will be served. Free on-site child care and transportation are available. Call to register or for more information at 664-4821.
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SUNSET HIKE TO SUNSET ROCK ON THE HOOSAC RANGE
North Adams, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Take in the sunset from Sunset Rock on the Hoosac Range while sipping on hot apple cider! Friday, February 2, 4:00pm-6:00pm Difficulty: Moderate (moderate pace, moderate elevation changes) Description: Join BNRC staff to watch the sun set with hot apple cider over the city of North Adams.  1.5-mile roundtrip hike with moderate climbs to the overlook.  Bring a flashlight or headlamp for the hike down. BNRC will provide hot apple cider, but feel free to bring snacks and your choice warm drink! Please bring water, wear sturdy footwear (consider snowshoes and/or micro-spikes) and bring appropriate clothing.  Directions: From Pittsfield, take Rt. 8 North.  At the Cumberland Farms, take a right onto Rt. 8A.  Take a right onto Rt. 2.  After climbing the hairpin turns, the BNRC parking lot will be on the right, immediately following the Wigwam Cabins.  Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 with any questions.  
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ALISA DWORSKY: INVERSION
North Adams
In Alisa Dworsky’s work, the visual follows from the tactile. With a cross-disciplinary practice that includes drawing, printmaking, sculpture and installations, her work in one medium influences her approach to another. The ease with which she moves among diverse media is counter to the over-arching sense of flux and movement in the world of contemporary art-making. Dworsky has found a clear voice and well-defined area of inquiry for her forms, regardless of whether they manifest in two dimensions or three.  This clarity of vision is rare, and the artist’s ability to preserve a sense of spontaneity and vibrancy within the realms of both works on paper and site-based volumetric works even rarer. In the current exhibition, the primary installation is made from a series of tetrahedrons-–regular polyhedrons made of four connected triangular planes. Inspired by tent and kite construction, Dworsky makes the tetrahedrons of tensile fabric panels assembled with lightweight connectors. The triangle and the tetrahedron, forms that are the basis of the visionary work of the engineer and designer, Buckminster Fuller, are remarkably efficient and strong. The free interplay among the geometric forms in Dworsky’s large scale installation suggest shelter and vessel, sail and tent, wing and kite, origami and architecture. For her works on paper, Dworsky employs a graphite frottage method, e.g., applying pressure to transfer the qualities of an object to the surface of the page. Embedded in the two-dimensional drawings are qualities of three-dimensional volume: they are representational and abstract, static and dynamic. In the Entangle and Fold series, she shifts lengths of ribbon beneath the page, recording each impression, and thus allowing the composition to unfold organically. With a nod to John Cage, rules define the parameters of the series, Follow the Nut: a steel nut is placed in the center of the paper and hammered successively until it jumps off the page. Graphite powder describes the path of the nut on a thin layer of transfer paper. Dworsky’s intuitive process is evidence of her respect for serendipity – relying on the moment of surprise to open up the next moment of inquiry.  Dworsky’s architectural training, however, is her anchor, providing a strong framework and rigor for her inquiries in both her two and three dimensional work. Her intense respect for materials is able to shine through all the more as a result. Dworsky exhibits nationally and has created site specific art installations for the Brattleboro Museum, Burlington City Arts, the Bennington Museum, the Fleming Museum, the Vermont Agency of Transportation, 516 Arts (Albuquerque, NM), Artspace (New Haven CT), and the Lexington Art League (Lexington, KY). Dworsky was awarded a Yaddo residency fellowship in 2015 and a Ragdale residency on 2016.  She has received six grants from the Vermont Arts Council, four grants from the Vermont Community Foundation, and grants from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation and the Sustainable Arts Foundation. She earned a Masters in Architecture from Yale and a BA from Stanford, in both Studio Art and International Relations. She is cofounder of the architectural design firm, DS Architects (formerly Terra Firma Inc.), with her husband Danny Sagan. Dworsky currently teaches an architectural design studio at Norwich University and has taught architecture and art at Norwich University, Stanford University, The Yale Graduate School of Architecture, Ball State University and the Yestermorrow Design-Build School over the last twenty years. She lives and works in Montpelier Vermont.
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BONNIE AND MARK OF AFTER OURS DUO
North Adams, 10 - 1 pm
N. Adams Farmers Market, 85 Main St, N. Adams, MA
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RAFIQ BHATIA
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Rafiq Bhatia is a guitarist and composer who balances meticulous sound art with searing improvisation, “transcending real sound in real time with the unexpected” (The New York Times). As a member of Son Lux he anchors the ensemble’s minimal arrangements — and here he appears in a new trio. MASS MoCA
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VALENTINE DINNER DANCE
North Adams, 7 p.m.
Sons of The American Legion Annual Valentine"s Day dinner dance. Post 125 North Adams ,Ma. Boston Seafood Catering Good Time Entertainment Tickets $50 per couple  $25 Single Many raffle prizes donated from our sponsors Excepting any donations for our raffle or monetary gifts to help support all that we stand for. I can be reached at 413-329-6081 Warm regards, Joseph A. Poplaski, Squadron 125 Adjutant
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POLIÇA / S T A R G A Z E
North Adams, 8 p.m.
s t a r g a z e, Berlin’s collective of new music mavericks, joins forces with the brooding pop of Poliça to create a new evening-length work Music for the Long Emergency, commissioned by and premiered with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series. Pitchfork describes Poliça as “digitized Norah Jones atop Radiohead at its most polyrhythmic.” Fold in one of Europe’s hottest ensembles for a sense of this boundary-breaking collaboration. A new work for the ensemble by Daniel Wohl opens the show. MASS MoCA
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SINKANE
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Ahmed Gallab makes music that is joyful and generous, with a razor-sharp message about community and social justice. He led the 15-piece Atomic Bomb Band, with collaborators that included David Byrne, Damon Albarn, and Jamie Lidell. Now he visits MASS MoCA with his 6-piece project Sinkane, horns blazing.
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CJ FIELD
North Adams, 8 p.m.
North Adams native CJ Field wasn’t born with a guitar in his hand — but he could have been. Field carved out a place for himself on the Nashville scene as a frontman of the edgy rock-and-roots collaborative Delta Riot and as a chart-topping songwriter. He’s back in his hometown for a show of spirited, gritty guitar that’s sure to please all you fans of Sam Cooke, Levon Helm, or Ryan Adams.
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LIGHT: WEEKEND YOGA INTENSIVE WITH DEVIN KIBBE
North Adams, 6 p.m.
March 9 - 11 Over 16 hours of yoga, lecture, meditation, and discussion to deepen your yoga practice. This weekend is intended for you to fall in love with your practice all over again. As practicing yogis we find walls, plateaus, dark spaces that we didn't think were there when we first go that 'yoga high' after our first class. We will use different practices including yoga nidra, meditation, flow yoga, and even strength training to change our relationship with fear and these blocks. The end of winter can feel monotonous and like there's not enough light, but it's a great time to shift and prepare, and remember the light that is always within. We hope you will join us. Space is limited. Read the details on our website.
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GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor began in Montreal in the early 1990s, and during five years they swelled from a bedroom trio to an earth-rattling, wall-of-sound experience with as many as 14 live musicians. The band’s first batch of records before a nine-year hiatus included 2000’s Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven, which is hailed as a modern post-rock classic. Their newest, Luciferian Towers, offers a melodic maturity that transcends even as it rumbles in the shadow of capitalism, climate change, and political violence. MASS MoCA
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HIGH MUD COMEDY FEST WITH MIKE BIRBIGLIA
North Adams, 5 p.m.
Mike Birbiglia headlines MASS MoCA’s High Mud Comedy Festival, the museum’s annual mud season yuk-fest, which returns to North Adams stacked with comedy-club kings and queens, funny film, uncommon workshops, half-brewed beer tastings, mocking museum tours (and whatever else we can think to poke fun at). Storytelling funny man and This American Life regular Mike Birbiglia is joined by comedic songstress Nellie McKay, with more comedic talent to be announced soon. High Mud will deliver a thousand laughs a minute during two nights of stand-up in MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center. Come early for an afternoon of comedy adventures. This is mud season in the Berkshires — we celebrate! MASS MoCA
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