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Thursday, November 15, 2012

See Art More Often-Tim Crouch: My Arm at MASS MoCA (12/1)

Tim Crouch: My Arm

Saturday, December 1, 2012, 8:00 pm
Club B-10
$12 advance/$16 day of the show/$10 student

Presented by Sundance Institute Theatre Lab
In conjunction with Sundance Institute’s vaunted Theatre Lab Program (at MASS MoCA for a two-week residency), we present a reading of My Arm by Lab Fellow Tim Crouch.My Arm is the story of an empty gesture. It’s the confession of a man who has lived for thirty years by the courage of his lack of conviction, all the while becoming a celebrated medical specimen and an icon of the New York art scene.
Click here for more: http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=773

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Live Music @ MASS MoCA: Alsarah and the Nubatones 11/10

Alsarah and the Nubatones
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 8:00 pm
Club B-10
$12 advance/$16 day of the show/$10 student
Powerful Sudanese-American singer Alsarah fronts this extraordinary band bound together by a collective love for Nubian music and the genuine belief that soul transcends all cultural and linguistic barriers. They blend a selection of Nubian ’songs of return’ from the 1970s to today with original, Western soul-inspired material and vintage Sudanese pop. Their set is a musical journey through diaspora and migration viewed through an urban lens.
To purchase click here: http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=767

Monday, October 22, 2012

Laura Marling: The Working Holiday Tour, 10/26 @ MASS MoCA

Laura Marling: The Working Holiday Tour
Friday, October 26, 2012, 8:00 pm
Hunter Center
$16 advance/$19 day of show
Just sixteen when she leapt into the public eye in 2006 as a seemingly fully formed artist, the talented English folk singer Laura Marling has mesmerized ever since with her extraordinary songwriting and equally enchanting voice. She signed to Virgin and released her 2008 full-length debut, Alas I Cannot Swim, followed with 2010’s Mercury Prize-nominated I Speak Because I Can, and last year’s A Creature I Don’t Know, a record of remarkable maturity. In this solo performance you’ll know immediately that she’s an artist with a path ahead of boundless possibility.
Click here for more: http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=758

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Downtown Art: DownStreet Art celebration 10/25

From Downstreet Art, in downtown North Adams:

NORTH ADAMS, MASS-  More than 80 artists33 exhibitions3 murals1 bus stand… From June through October, DownStreet Art has brought downtown North Adams a vital, large and multifaceted community of creatives and professionals that once again have embraced and fostered its mission to bring visitors and locals alike to downtown North Adams.  It’s time to celebrate this successful season, a season that has seen the best attendance to date. On Thursday, Oct. 25 from 5-8 p.m. DownStreet Art will host new exhibition openings, special performances, happenings, and events to beat the drums and share the art and fun with visitors of all ages.

Performances will include two of upstate New York’s dynamic performers and visual artists, C. Ryder Cooley and Patrick Porter, local hero musician and MCLA alumni Mike Martin, a play by Nicholas Corbello and many of MCLA’s clubs and musical groups including the Allegrettos, Dance Company and Harlequin.  Galleries hosting exhibitions of new work include MCLA’s Gallery 51, NAACO, North Adams Transcript, and PRESS Gallery.

A prominent part in the closing DownStreet Art Thursday celebration will be performances throughout the downtown area from 5pm-8pm. Ukele player and singer songwriter Mike Martin will be performing at Gallery 107, 107 Main Street from 5:30pm-7:30pm. At the Artery Gallery there will be performances by two of upstate New York’s dynamic performers. At 6pm Patrick Porter will do a solo set of his own songs, and at 7pm C. Ryder Cooley will be performing a duet with her taxidermied sheep, Hazel.

In front of the Berkshire Bank MCLA’s a capella group the Allegrettos will be performing from 5:30-6p. At 6:30p MCLA’s musical theater club will be performing, and then at 7p there will be a fire dancer performing.

Updates on the various happenings, exhibitions and more are available through FacebookTwitter and DownStreetArt.org.

About DownStreet Art:

DownStreet Art is a project of MCLA’s Berkshire Culture Resource Center, partnering with the City of North Adams, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and Orbit Visual Graphic Design. The program is made possible through lead sponsorship support provided by Greylock Federal Credit Union, Excelsior, Scarafoni Associates, Waterman Excavation, Berkshire Bank, Transcript, Orbit Visual, The North Adams Transcript, Porches an Inn at MASS MoCA, The Franzoni Family, Public Eat& Drink, Adams Community Bank, The Sushi House, O’Connell Oil Associates, Edward Jones Investments, Berkshire Emporium & Antiques, Hoosac Bank, Persnickety Toys, Jack’s Hot Dogs, Desperado’s, Lickety Split at MASS MoCA, Luma’s Muffin & Mug, Freight Yard Pub & Restaurant, I’ve Got Goodies, Verizon Wireless Zone, Shima’s, and The Local.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Loser’s Lounge: Muppet Music Extravaganza @ MASS MoCA 10/20

The Loser’s Lounge: Muppet Music Extravaganza
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 3:00 pm
Hunter Center
$12 adults/$8 children

Why are there so many songs about rainbows? Ask The Loser’s Lounge, NYC’s favorite all-star tribute ensemble! You’ll remember them at MASS MoCA when they per- formed the music of Jesus Christ Superstar and acted as house band for the musical theatre revelation People Are Wrong! They’re back to get their collective Kermit on with a salute to the Muppet musical oeuvre —which between the show, the many films, and the albums is even bigger than you think. Bring your kids or just your own sense of childlike wonder and delight, you’ll love this show even without kids in tow — it’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights…

Click here to learn more or to purchase tickets: http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=764

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Coming up at MASS MoCA: Nerd Night!

Nerd Night: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 8:00 pm

Club B-10

$14 advance/$18 day of the show/$10 student/10% member discount
It’s like the Discovery Channel—with beer! Born in Boston, Nerd Nite is a phenomenon that has quickly gone global, spreading from Austin to Amsterdam, Liberia to Leipzig, and now to North Adams. Enjoy funny-yet-smart presentations beginning with one about Mumblecore: The Film Movement that Didn’t Roar. Whether you’ve got a Netflix queue full of mumblecore or this is the first you’ve heard of the “m” word, there’s much to muse aboaut in these homegrown indie movies that forged the first film movement of the 21st century.
Read more about Nerd Night here:
http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=762

Monday, October 1, 2012

See Art More Often: Jerry’s Map @ MASS MoCA

Jerry’s Map @ MASS MoCA

Oct 5-14, 2012

Hunter Center
$5/Free for members

In 1963 Jerry Gretzinger doodled a map of a small imaginary town. His sketch took on a life of its own and today comprises over 2,600 hand-crafted panels spanning a jawdropping 2,000 square feet. The world depicted evolves and shape-shifts as he works and re-works a panel every day. To guide the evolution, Jerry has devised an elaborate game of chance that features a card deck with instructions—the map’s “future predictor.” Each morning he chooses a card at random that determines his course of action for that day—one day he might add new features to a panel, while on the next he might completely void one out. This is hand-wrought Minecraft on a truly massive scale.

Read more about Jerry’s Map here: http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=760

Monday, April 23, 2012

Where the Wild Things Are: Foraging Walks in nearby Williamstown, in April & May

Grow your foraging green thumb and check out the Where the Wild Things Are!

On weekends during the months of April and May, Berkshire Farm & Table will presentWhere the Wild Things Are – eight wild food walks in our local landscape lead by experienced and passionate instructors who will focus on responsible harvesting techniques, recipes and the history of foraging in the Berkshires. One of the motivations for undertaking such a series is to present expert voices to the public to educate on ecosystem balance and sustainability.

Check out the schedule of foraging walks in short driving distance of Porches:

Saturday, April 28 (11am – 1pm) — Aimee Gelinas at Stone Hill in Williamstown
Sunday, April 29 (1 – 3pm) — Blanche Derby at Field Farm in Williamstown

Saturday, May 5 (1 – 3pm) — Russ Cohen at Money Brook Trail in Williamstown
Sunday, May 6 (1 – 3pm) — Russ Cohen at Cole Field in Williamstown

Monday, April 2, 2012

MASS MoCA named one of the 50 Coolest Museums by Complex Magazine

Congrats to MASS MoCA for being named to Complex Magazine’s list of the 50 Most Coolest Museums!

“Cool” is, of course, subjective. However, there are certain museums that either have undeniably awesome collections or offer unparalleled experiences. These are the places that made this list. Included are awesome centers of contemporary art, quirky holdings of anthropological items, and one of New England’s overlooked house museums.

To read the article click here.

Monday, January 9, 2012

This is the Remix, (Clark, Remix)

Clark Remix at the Sterling and Francine Clark Institute (in Williamstown, MA) immerses you in a gallery filled with more than 80 paintings, nearly 20 sculptures, and more than 300 decorative arts objects from the Clark’s permanent collection. The exhibition is both a physical reality and a virtual space, featuring a dynamic salon-style installation and two new digital applications that offer exciting ways to engage with the collection.

Tuesday through Sunday, September through June,
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Open daily in July and August

ADMISSION

Free admission now through May 31.

More on Clark Remix: http://www.clarkart.edu/exhibitions/remix/content/exhibition.cfm