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North Adams Happenings: Jan. 3-9
12:32PM / Wednesday, January 03, 2018
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North Adams Happenings:
January 3 - 9
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

Save the Date

Annual MLK Day of Service
MCLA Venable Gym, 375 Church Street
8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
for more information

Join us for the Northern Berkshire's annual community celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Begin with morning service project at your choice of 18 projects that are onsite at MCLA or at local community sites. At 12:30 free lunch will be served followed by inspiring speakers, entertainment, and the annual 2018 Peacemaker Award presentation.

It's a day on, not a day off! Participate in a service activity, celebrate, and have fun! NOTE: This year's event will be held at MCLA's Venable Gym, NOT AT the MCLA Church Street Center.


Opening Reception: 50 Card Project
MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main St.
5 - 7PM
for more information

Please join us for our first exhibition of 2018 with a reception for, Melanie Mowinski's 50 Card Project. Inspired by a desire to reflect on the most recent presidential election, Mowinski describes her project as:
"These cards respond to what is happening in our country at the moment and how I can frame the situation to keep me and others energized. They also serve as a reminder of what is important and at stake in our country."

More information about the 50 card project can be found at:

This exhibition will be on view January 25 - March 24, 2018r.


Club B10 MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
for more information

Join TEDxNorthAdams at MASS MoCA in their beautiful Club B10.
As we get closer to the event we'll release the schedule of the day.
Registration begins at 12pm
Registration ends 12:45pm

Wednesday January 3rd

Preschool Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 am
for more information

Toddler storytime and songs at the North Adams Public Library in Youth Services Department is held for ages 3 to 6 years old, siblings welcome. Several stories will be read and there is time to share ideas and thoughts as well as complete a craft.

Thursday January 4th

Free on the 4s
All day
for more information

MASS MoCA is free for North Adams residents on the 4th of the month through June 2018.
Bring an official ID (or utility bill) to show you’re a resident of the 01247 and MASS MoCA’s galleries are yours for the day.

Friday January 5th

Shut The Folk Up:
Ryan Jackson & Tim Martin
Common Folk (location revealed with ticket purchase)
7 - 10 PM
for more information

It's time for the 2nd of the STFolkU Listening room series! Join us on the first Friday of every month for a special night of singer/songwriters that will make your heart melt. Hosted by Common Folk.
This month will feature Ryan Jackson of Cactus Attack and
Tim Martin of Quincy - Band.

Ryan Jackson, visiting from Rhode Island and Tim Martin, local nice boy

$10 Donation/ $8 if you bring a snack for everyone to share. Limited tickets available. RSVP at to find out more details. Doors at 6:00. No entry after 7:30. BYOB (Beer & Wine Only)
Must have valid ID.
State Street Karaoke!
State Street Tavern,  167 State St.
9 PM – 1 AM


Karaoke! Every Friday night from 9pm – 1am.



Saturday January 6th


Winter Farmers Market | 9AM - 1PM

The Green, 87 Main St.
9 AM – 1PM
for more information

Join us for our Monthly WINTER Farmers Market!

Inside The Green at 87 Main Street.

We're moving the market INDOORS and keeping it going throughout the winter and spring months! The North Adams Winter Farmers Market will take place every 1st Saturday of the month from November-May, from 9am - 1pm. We accept EBT/Debit/CC. Our SNAPx2 Program will have a $15 maximum, but we will continue the doubling program with this cap while funding lasts.

Music from Miss Guided 10am - 1pm!

Caroline"s Scottish Shortbread
Clarksburg Bread Co.
Jaeschke Fruit & Flowers Center
MonArtistic Pet Products
Mountain Girl Farm
Natalya's Ethnic Cousine
North Yeast Bakery
Square Roots Farm
Gray Raven Farm
White Goose Gardens
Cricket Creek Farm
Kered Designs Jewelry
Thomas Pilling Woodworking
Christmas Tree Pickup Fundraiser
North Adams Area or
call 912-322-8180 or 413-662-2382
11:30 AM

Boy Scout Troop 88 of North Adams will hold its annual Christmas tree pick up fundraiser.  For $5, the sounds will pick up any tree in North Adams, Clarksburg or Williamstown.  To schedule a tree for pick up e-mail or call 912-322-8180 or
413-662-2382 (leave your name, address and telephone number).

Monday January 8th

Figure Drawing Collective
Makers' Mill 73 Main Street
(413) 749-2073
7 pm – 9 pm
$5/members, $10/drop-in
for more information

Be part of a new figure drawing collective starting up at Makers’ Mill. Sessions will run every Monday and will focus on long poses, and include a warm up consisting of several short poses. We’ll be bringing in local models and a local, figure drawing instructor who will drop-in as available. Get in at the ground level to shape the direction this collective takes. Bring your own lap board, paper, pencils, and creative energy!

Tuesday January 2nd

Toddler Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 am
for more information

Toddler storytime and songs at the North Adams Public Library in Youth Services Department is held for ages birth to 3 years old, siblings welcome.  One to two stories are read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.
nbCC’s Youth Leadership Project
nbCC Conference Room, 61 Main Street, North Adams
(413) 663-7588
5 - 7 pm

Offers teens a platform to design original service projects that will positively impact the community. Teens will craft their leadership skills and discuss the needs they see in their community. For more information, call Tim at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at (413) 663-7588.
After-School Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River St.
(413) 663-7588 Ext. 22
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
for more information

Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy Snack, Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Computer Access and Creative Activities.

From Our Neighbors


Thursday 1/4

The Gallery Comedy Mic Show at Methuselah
391 North St., Pittsfield
8PM - 10PM
for more information

Included on the show will be:

Mike Shea
Ryan Shea
Mark Jagiello
Eryca Nolan
Tim McKeever
Jon Ross


Friday 1/5

First Fridays: New Parents Gallery Talk
Clark Art, 225 South St., Williamstown
(413) 458-2303
10:15 – 11:15 AM
for more information

On selected Friday mornings November through March, the Clark warmly welcomes new parents and their infants into the galleries for an informal guided gallery talk. This program is designed to give parents a cognitive break from thinking about “all things baby” and is best suited for parents with pre-toddlers. Strollers and front-carrying baby carriers are permitted.

Sunday 1/7
FREE First Sundays at the Clark
Clark Art, 225 South St., Williamstown
(413) 458-2303
All Day
for more information

Enjoy the Clark's day of free admission to the galleries and activities designed to help you start the New Year with a positive spin. Explore the idea of inner strength with a guided gallery talk focused on loving awareness at 1 pm and 3 pm, or take a winter hike up Stone Hill and soak in the quiet beauty of the campus.

Saturday 1/6

Canaletto and the Art of Venice
Clark Art, 225 South St., Williamstown
(413) 458-2303
3 – 4:30 PM
for more information

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN opens its fifth season with Canaletto and the Art of Venice, an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto.
The remarkable group of more than 200 paintings, drawings, and prints on display offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master of capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences—Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle—to learn more about the artist and about Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain.
Cinemagoers will embark on their very owntwenty-first century grand tour, visiting the sites enjoyed by their eighteenth-century counterparts and immortalized in Canaletto’s views, from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale to the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Guided by Royal Collection Trust curators and the world’s leading experts in Venetian history, the film is not only a wonderful way to see the exhibition, but an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him.

Sunday 1/7

Songs & Sounds of Solidarity
First Church of Christ, 27 East St. Pittsfield
1PM - 4PM
for more information

An Interfaith Celebration of Compassion, Justice and Respect for All Peoples

It's been a year since we first gathered together and marched in support of the Four Freedoms and against discrimination and hate. Join us Sunday afternoon for a soul-strengthening afternoon of song and spoken word, featuring the Youth Alive Step Team, the Hoping Machine, Linda Worster, the Williams College Gospel Choir and many more.

Come early and from 1pm to 2pm you'll have the opportunity to browse our open house featuring many of our partner organizations. Find local opportunities that move you to volunteer and speak out.

Then at 2pm the concert begins!

Start off the new year with songs to inspire you, and enjoy coming together with like-minded members of the Berkshire community to celebrate and honor our resilience and connectedness. Together, we will stand for and with each other, in solidarity.


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