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North Adams Happenings: March 14-20
11:58AM / Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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North Adams Happenings:
March 14th - March 20th
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 
Friday, March 23
DANCE at Greylock WORKS
Greylock WORKS, 508 State Road
work@greylockworks.com
8 PM – Midnight
$12
for more information

NoCo's newest dance scene. Grab a bunch of friends and make FRIDAY 23 March a night you won’t forget! DJ BFG, gWorks, and McZawa are teaming up to produce an awesome nightclub-vibe unlike anything we know of in the Berkshires. 

Immersive bass on the dance floor will be complemented with a sultry lounge serving signature cocktails and savory fresh food.
 
 

Wednesday March 7th

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

Preschool storytime and craft at the North Adams Public Library in the 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.
March Pints & Pages Discussion
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way
6 – 8 PM
Free
for more information

In recognition of Women's History Month; March's Pints & Pages pick is: Radium Girls by Kate Moore
PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE FOR WINTER
Socializing begins at 6, book discussion starts at 6:15. Request a copy through your library here: http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/home If you need assistance accessing your library account please send P&P a private message!
**Pints & Pages @Bright Ideas is a social book club for readers in their 20's, 30's and the young at heart. We meet the 2nd Wednesday of every month to discuss a wide range of eclectic reads through a variety of genres! Join us for good books, good beer and even better conversation!**
The North County Casual Writers Group
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
413-663-7588
6:30 PM
Free

This casual group meets twice a month, Wednesdays of the month at 6:30pm at the UNO Community Center. The group is structured to meet the needs of, and appeal to all ages, all writing skill levels, and all genre in a safe, encouraging, inclusive, environment, meant to nurture creativity. Coffee and snacks are provided. The group is free of charge.
 

Thursday March 15th

 
Book Club for Girls in 5th & 6th Grade
UNO Community Center, 157 River St.
regina.velazquez@storey.com
6 – 7:30 PM
Free (Please register)

Books will be provided FREE of charge to all participants so they can build their own libraries! Snacks and refreshment are also provided. This month’s book: Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger. To join, email Regina at regina.velazquez@storey.com.
"Parallel Lives," A Staged Reading
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
6:30  PM
Free
for more information

Come join MCP on the 3rd floor of the North Adams Public Library for evening of comedy based on the Kathy & Mo Show, produced by Kathy Najimy & Mo Gaffney in the '90s. Local actors bring their funny script to life, and due to some sex-related humor and instances of strong language, this reading is not recommended for children under 14. The performance is free & light refreshments will be served! In the opening scene, two Supreme Beings plan the beginning of the world with the relish of two slightly sadistic suburban wives decorating a living room. From this moment, the audience is whisked through the outrageous universe of Kathy and Mo, where two actresses play men and women struggling through the common rituals of modern life: teenagers on a date, sisters at their grandmother's funeral, a man and a woman together in a country-western bar. With boundless humor, PARALLEL LIVES reexamines the ongoing quest to find parity and love in a contest handicapped by capricious gods ‐ or in this case, goddesses. (Please note: we had originally hoped to read "Race" by David Mamet on this night, but that has been postponed due to actor conflicts - we hope to present that piece in the future!) www.facebook.com/millcityproductions
Knitting Night
Makers’ Mill, 73 Main St.
(413) 749-2073
7 – 9 PM
Free
for more information

Bring your needles & yarn! Knitting night. 7-9 PM tonight. This a great chance to meet other knitters and get a project going— free & open to the public @northadamsmakersmill
Musical Bingo
Mingo's Sports Bar & Grill , 41 Roberts Road
(413) 346-4067
7:30 – 9:30 PM
Free
for more information

If you love music, than you'll love Musical Bingo. Similar to Bingo but instead of numbers being called out DJ Bizz will play 45 seconds of a song and you need to cross it off your card...that's if you have it!!! And don't worry if you don't know the song, you can always ask your friend. Free to play and lots of great prizes to win.
 

Friday March 16th

 
nbCC's Monthly Forum - Understanding and Responding to Relational Violence:
Building Safety in our Homes and Communities
First Baptist Church,  131 Main St.
413-663-7588
10:00 - noon
Free
call for more information

Learn about domestic/relationship violence in north county, its prevalence, and the impacts and consequences on our community. Hear about the current services in place for support and the actionable steps that the community can take to further combat domestic/relationship violence in North Berkshire. A Q&A discussion with our expert panel will follow. Call Amber at (413) 663-7588 for more information.
2018 NBYHL Spring Fling
Peter W Foote Rink, 1267 Church St.
11:30 - 8:30 PM
Free
for more information

Join Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey at the Peter W Foote Rink for the 2018 Spring Fling hockey tournament.  NBYHL will welcome teams from Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and Vermont to North Adams for two great weekends of youth hockey.   We will have a raffle table with great prizes and a concession stand selling yummy food.  Admission is free to all games.  Come down and cheer on all the participants of this great event.

March 16 -- 11:30 am to 8:30 pm
March 17 -- 7:00 am to 8:30 pm
March 18 -- 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
"Crafternoon" Fridays at the UNO Community Center
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
413-663-7588
12 – 4 PM 
Free
call for more information

Drop into the community center during our regular hours on Fridays from 12pm-4pm to work on your own projects alongside other creative individuals. If you don't currently have a project that you are working on, come participate in ongoing arts and crafts projects at UNO, or just stop in for good conversation, coffee/tea and snacks. All skill levels are encouraged to attend, from beginners to those more experienced. Those who are experienced are encouraged to help teach others a new craft. Call or email Glenda at (413) 663-7588 ext. 20 or gmcarter@nbccoalition.org for more information.

 

Underground Sounds:
Community Open Mic
Roots Teen Center, 43 Eagle St.
413-663-7588
6:30 - 9:30pm
Free, donations encouraged
for more information

Come one, come all! ROOTS presents Underground Sounds: An Open Mic series geared toward folks of all ages and open to the community. Come perform with us: poets, musicians, artists, magicians, and all of the like, and enjoy a night of awesomly talented individuals! All art forms are welcome.

Sign ups start at 6:30pm. Come early to make sure you get on the list. And don't forget to invite and share this with your friends!

Free Admission, but donations are strongly encouraged!
High Mud Comedy Fest with Mike Birbiglia
MASS MoCA, 1040 Mass MoCA Way
(413) 662-2111
7 PM
BUY FRIDAY PASS
BUY SATURDAY PASS
BUY 2-DAY FESTIVAL PASS

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 headlines the festival Saturday night, joined by comedic songstress Nellie McKaySaturday Night Live alum Sasheer Zamata kicks things off Friday night with Sasheer Zamata Party Time! featuring Maggie Crane, Comedy Central-favorite Matteo Lane, Joyelle Johnson, and glamazon hip-hop icon Shasta Geaux Pop. Saturday afternoon Reductress helps you hone your comedy chops with a satire writing workshop. 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!
Dueling Pianos 2018
Mingo’s Bar & Grill, 41 Roberts Dr.
(413) 884-3309
7 – 10 PM
$25/person
for more information

Tickets are on sale! $25 per person. Limited Tickets! Get yours today!
Dueling Pianos will be playing a non-stop, rock n roll party where THE AUDIENCE picks the playlist! From Elton John to Adele, Bon Jovi to Britney Spears, Sinatra to Johnny Cash ... nothing is off limits! Equal parts concert, comedy and cabaret, the audience will laugh-along, dance-along and SING-ALONG!. It is a great event!
Eat before the Show! Dine to Donate at Mingos - 5-7 pm. Bring your ticket, and Mingos will donate 20% of your bill to WilliNet.
Karaoke Friday!
State Street Tavern, 167 State Street 413-664-9151
9 PM – 1 AM
Free
for more information


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

 

 

Saturday March 17th

 
2018 NBYHL Spring Fling
Peter W Foote Rink, 1267 Church St.
7:00 am to 8:30 pm
Free
for more information

Join Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey at the Peter W Foote Rink for the 2018 Spring Fling hockey tournament.  NBYHL will welcome teams from Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and Vermont to North Adams for two great weekends of youth hockey.   We will have a raffle table with great prizes and a concession stand selling yummy food.  Admission is free to all games.  Come down and cheer on all the participants of this great event.

March 17 -- 7:00 am to 8:30 pm
March 18 -- 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
High Mud Comedy Fest with Mike Birbiglia
MASS MoCA, 1040 Mass MoCA Way
(413) 662-2111
4 PM
BUY SATURDAY PASS

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 headlines the festival Saturday night, joined by comedic songstress Nellie McKaySaturday Night Live alum Sasheer Zamata kicks things off Friday night with Sasheer Zamata Party Time! featuring Maggie Crane, Comedy Central-favorite Matteo Lane, Joyelle Johnson, and glamazon hip-hop icon Shasta Geaux Pop. Saturday afternoon Reductress helps you hone your comedy chops with a satire writing workshop. 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!
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
St Elizabeth of Hungary Parish Center
413-663-5316
5:00 PM
$8-12/person
call for more information

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church is hosting a St. Patrick's Day Dinner, Saturday, March 17 2018 in the St Elizabeth Parish Center. Cheese and Crackers will be served from 5:00 - 5:30 followed by a traditional St. Patrick's Day meal at 5:30. Tickets are $12 for Adults, $8 for children under 12 and are available at the Rectory or by calling the office at 663-5316.
 

Sunday March 18th

 
2018 NBYHL Spring Fling
Peter W Foote Rink, 1267 Church St.
7:00 am to 3:30 pm
Free
for more information

Join Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey at the Peter W Foote Rink for the 2018 Spring Fling hockey tournament.  NBYHL will welcome teams from Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and Vermont to North Adams for two great weekends of youth hockey.   We will have a raffle table with great prizes and a concession stand selling yummy food.  Admission is free to all games.  Come down and cheer on all the participants of this great event.

March 18 -- 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
 

Monday March 19th

 
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 March 20th

 
Toddler Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 am
Free
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.
4-H Wacky STEAM Club
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
413-663-7588
4 - 5:30 PM (New hours!)
Free
A free club focusing on interesting and interactive science experiments, as well as other great academic-based programming from the 4-H curriculum. Have fun learning science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. For youth 6 to 18 years old. Snacks provided. Contact Glenda to register at (413) 663-7588 ext. 20 or gmcarter@nbccoalition.org

nbCC’s Youth Leadership Project
nbCC Conference Room, 61 Main Street, North Adams
(413) 663-7588
5 - 7 pm
Free 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.

nbCC’s Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
The Family Place, 61 Main Street, Suite 208
413-663-7588
5:30-7:30 PM
Free

A support group for grandparents. Meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:30 at The Family Place. This is a group for grandparents who are actively parenting their grandchildren giving them a safe and confidential space to share similar experiences with other grandparents. For more info, call (413) 663-7588.
After-School Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River St.
(413) 663-7588 Ext. 22
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
for more information

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

From Our Neighbors

 
Wednesday 3/14

Matter of Balance
Florida Mountain COA, Mohawk Trail
9 - 11  AM
(413) 445-9232.
Free

Florida Mountain COA, Mohawk Trail, Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 11, 18, 25
Do you have concerns about falling? A Matter of Balance is an award-winning FREE program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. It is an 8-week program that includes tips to reduce fear of falling and increase strength and balance. Led by The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition’s Bret Beattie and Amanda Chilson. Pre-registration is required as class size is limited. Call (413) 445-9232.
Thursday 3/15
 
The Puppet Brigade!
The Williamstown Youth Center Gym, 66 School Street, Williamstown
413-664-4821
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Free

Thursday, March 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.In The Williamstown Youth Center Gym, 66 School Street, Williamstown. This is a FREE drop-in event for any Northern Berkshire families with children ages birth to 8 years old. No need to register! Call 413-664-4821 for more information.
Sunday 3/18
Conference of the Birds: Story Gathering & Movement Workshop
Zion Lutheran Church of Pittsfield, 74 First Street, Pittsfield
413.243.9919 x165
2 - 4PM
Free, reservations required
for more information

Led by choreographer Wendy Jehlen, artistic director of ANIKAYA

FREE, all ages/levels welcome, regardless of experience or ability. Dancewear is not required. Light refreshments will be provided. English fluency not expected or necessary. People with all bodies, abilities and backgrounds are invited. 

Conference of the Birds – Story gathering movement workshop
In this workshop, we will dive into our stories, exploring what a story is, how we tell our stories with and without words, and ultimately find our common narratives. 

Workshop participants are invited to move with an ensemble of dancers from across the globe and share stories about journeys, fears, and hopes through verbal, written, or movement communication. Elements of stories shared may be woven into the premiere performance in April.

The dancers of ANIKAYA, led by artistic director Wendy Jehlen, will guide participants in exercises that help us to listen to each other, to communicate in new ways, to move together.

We will use text, spoken language, drawing and movement to explore selected themes from the epic storyline of the Persian literary masterpiece The Conference of the Birds, by Attar, a magnificent allegorical tale about the soul’s search for meaning that recounts the perilous journey of the world’s birds in search of divinity.

This project is supported by a generous Building Bridges 2017-2018 grant from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA), a Live Arts Boston grant from The Boston Foundation, the Theater Communications Group, The Cricket Foundation, and the James K Spriggs Foundation (a Fidelity donor-advised fund).

*Light refreshments will be provided*
Wednesday 3/14

A Panel Forum on Gun Violence hosted by the Berkshire Eagle
Barrington Stage Co., 80 Union St., Pittsfield
(413) 236-8888
6- 8 PM
Free
for more information

The Panel Will Consist Of:
• Tom Nadolny, superintendent of Farmington River School District, firearms safety instructor.
• Roberta Sarnacki, Otis police chief, parent, educator, firearm safety advocate.
• Barbara Malkas, veteran educator and superintendent of North Adams Public Schools.
• Bryanna McKearney, Taconic High School senior and co coordinator of a recent school walkout.
• Abby Mooney, Taconic High School senior and co-coordinator of a recent school walkout.
• Jayme McGuigan, Miss Hall’s School senior and resident of Pittsfield.
• Makailey Cookis, Pittsfield High School senior and co-coordinator of a recent school walkout.
This forum will be moderated by Jenn Smith, The Berkshire Eagle’s Community Engagement Editor.
Please join us for this much needed discussion on March 14th at 6:00PM at the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage in Downtown Pittsfield. Firearms are not allowed in the theater. This event is free to attend and sponsored by Barrington Stage Company Resources to help continue the conversation will also be made available.

 

Saturday 3/17
 
Coco – Free Screening
Images Cinema, 50 Spring St., Williamstown
(413) 458-5612
11 AM  & 2PM
Two shows only — Free admission!
for more information

Box office will open at 10:30. Tickets will be available first come, first served.
In the latest animated classic from Disney Pixar, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz, despite his family's generations-old ban on music. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
"It's a whimsical, touching and heartfelt celebration of Mexican traditions and folklore, and it's one of the more original stories the acclaimed animation studio has told in years." — The Dallas Morning News
Presented by the Williamstown Community Chest

 

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