Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:00 PM
DownStreet Art Thursday
North Adams Tourism – We're back for the 2nd DownStreet Art Thursday of 2017! Join us for an evening of art, entertainment, good people and great fun. Featuring Thread Ensemble from Boston, MA and the artist collective Like Riding A Bicycle. Freestyle rap from local favorite Seth Brown, The Matchstick Architects with Heart of Gold at DownStreet Art, new openings in the galleries including 3 Second Stories Opening Reception, and works at Ferrin Contemporary, CYNTHIA-REEVES, outside, Gravity Gallery + Berkshire Art Museum. How will you #getdown?
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:00 PM
Downtown Bike Around: DownStreet Art Edition
North Adams Tourism – In connection with the DownStreet Art Thursday's project Like Riding a Bicycle, there will be bike mechanics from Berkshire Outfitters and The Spoke offering a free flat tire workshop from 5:00-5:30 and a free bike tune up workshop from 5:30-6:15. There will also be the opportunity to decorate your bikes! This will be followed by a community and family friendly ride around the heart of North Adams, in connection with DownTown Bike Around! Bring your bikes and Join Us!
 
    Thursday Jul 27 - Jul 30 @ 5:00 PM
Flying Phoenix Qigong with Terence Dunn, PhD.
Eastover Estate & Retreat
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM
Katherine First and Kitchen Party on the Porch
Florence Music on the Porch Series – Band Members Katherine First, fiddle/vocals Buddy Downey, guitar/vocals/whistle Jeff Hinrichs, bodhran/djembe/percussion/vocals Allen Belkin, banjo/mandolin/vocals Traditional Celtic music, old-time and bluegrass songs and a few surprises.
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM
Mystical Healing 101
Trinity Healing Sanctuary – Intro To Mystical Energy Healing! Are you looking for change in your life? Come experience the way energy works in your physical and emotional health. This informational 2 hour workshop will incorporate experiential and practical learning. See how energy impacts life's stress in your relationships, job and family life. Let the change begin with you and let us show you how! Call (413) 268-3181 to register. Space is limited to 10 people. Free of charge!
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM
Holly Bowling at Iron Horse
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Doors at 5:30pm.
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:30 PM
Thursday Experiment #7
Gateway City Arts – Thursday Experiment #7 July 27 1 - Izikhotane (Hartford,CT) Performance poetry truth and sound 2 - Stephen Gaucci (Brooklyn, NY) Solo saxophone A master of strength, vibration and circular breathing. 3 - Open Jam Session - bring your instrument to play $5 suggested donation
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 8:00 PM
The Chalet featuring Misty Blues Duet
MASS MoCA – Raise a glass with us every Thursday night this summer at The Chalet, artist Dean Baldwin’s riverside beer garden. Enjoy balmy Berkshire nights with lively music, good conversation with visiting artists, and delicious drinks. The bar opens at 5:30pm; events begin around 8pm. Live music from Misty Blues Duet starts at 8pm mistybluesband.com The Chalet is always free. Bring cash for the bar!
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 8:00 PM
An Evening with Holly Bowling at Iron Horse Music Hall
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – An Evening with Holly Bowling performing the music of Phish & the Gateful Dead reimagined for solo piano at Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA! Date: Thursday, July 27th 2017 On-sale date is Friday, May 5th. hollybowling.com iheg.com/iron_horse_main.asp
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 8:00 PM
Jen Tobey's Alter Ego / Pineapples / Hevvi Synthia
13th Floor Music Lounge – Jen Tobey's Alter-Ego Pineapples Hevvi Synthia
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 8:30 PM
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at Colegrove Park
North Adams Tourism – Join us for this FREE community movie, under the stars at Colegrove Park after you've enjoyed the monthly DownStreet Art Thursday events. Movie will start at approximately 8:30pm or dusk. Rain Location will be the North Adams Movieplex Thank you to MountainOne and the Norths Adams Movieplex for sponsoring this FREE, family-friendly, community event!
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 8:30 PM
Super Star Open Mic at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
The Arts Block Ballroom – Super Star Open Mic at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
 
TODAY
    Friday Jul 28 - Jul 30 @ 4:00 PM
Nurturing Your Heart’s Vision with Linda Marks
Eastover Estate & Retreat – A Weekend of Workshops with Linda Marks: Nurturing Your Heart’s Vision Vision lives in the heart and grows when we create a safe, silent space to listen and follow their guidance. This workshop will be an experiential journey, exploring your heart's vision and ways to move towards realizing that vision in your life. Reflect on what really matters to you - your heart's desires, and learn concrete steps you can take to make its desires come true. The Community As Healer In this workshop, we create a safe, sacred healing environment using the power of our hearts. The heart has the strongest electromagnetic field in the body, so when we bring our hearts together, we create a collective heart field. When anyone has a turn, everyone has a turn. Learn how emotional feelings and body sensations and tensions help us access our intuition, and provide information about what we really need. A knot in the stomach, a headache or tightness in the chest has important information to give us if we can learn to translate the body's language into terms we can understand. The Power Of Voice What does it mean to have a voice? How do you find your true voice? Voice originates in the spirit and soul. When we "have a voice" we have a pathway to express who we truly are, what matters to us, and to touch others in our lives. Each one of us has a unique voice, and in today's world, connecting with and then acting from what really matters is deeply needed. This workshop, which will include heart meditations and other experiential exercises, will help us explore voice as a channel for expressing our life energy, to share our internal experience and to use our heart's power in ways that are meaningful to self and others. Being able to connect to and express what is authentic and true for each of us allows us to "find our note" in the collective harmony of life. Each of us has a unique note, that no one else can express. Without your note, the collective harmony is missing something essential.
 
TODAY
    Friday Jul 28 @ 5:00 PM
Music After Hours with Jon Suters and special guests (TBA)
The Mount – Join us on the Terrace every weekend in July and August from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for lively evenings of free music played by the region’s most talented musicians. Enjoy delicious food from the Terrace Café and Lucia’s Latin Kitchen, available for purchase. SEATING IS LIMITED, PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIRS. Note: No outside food and drink, please. Jon Suters settled in the Berkshires (Massachusetts) in his early twenties and has made a living there as both a performer and teacher. In his late twenties and early thirties, Jon continued to study classical guitar privately with Ben Verdery, director of the guitar masters program at Yale School of Music, working on Baroque, Spanish, Brazilian, and Balkan musical styles as well as his own compositions. He is in demand in the surrounding region both as a bass player (specializing in upright, electric 6 string, and fretless) and as a guitarist (classical and jazz/world music). Some of the artists he has worked with recently include Charles Neville, Ed Mann, Eugene Friesen, and Paul Halley. Jon has appeared at some of the most famous nightclubs and venues in the northeast including the Blue Note, Joe’s Pub, the Knitting Factory, The Regatta Bar, Scullers, and Johnny Dees.
 
TODAY
    Friday Jul 28 - Jul 29 @ 8:30 PM
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra & Dave Noonan's Green Island
The Arts Block Ballroom – Jonathan Scales Fourchestra featuring: MonoNeon (Prince), Robert “Sput” Searight (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note) and Weedie Braimah (Toubab Krewe, The Nth Power) Dave Noonan's Greenisland: Green Island is a collective of some of the Pioneer Valley's best musicians. The band plays a wide variety of music and styles from Coltrane to Ranglin, Marley to Marvin, ballads to Banghra. Organized by Dave Noonan, Green Island is dedicated to showcasing the wonderful talents of its members and rotating special guests as well as rocking the dance floor.
 
TODAY
    Friday Jul 28 - Jul 29 @ 9:00 PM
Gulow's 30th Birthday: Extinction A.D. / Goblet / The Humanoids / Uncomfortables
Promotorhead Entertainment – Extinction A.D. Goblet The Humanoids Uncomfortables
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 10:00 AM
History Talk: Travels with Satan
Bidwell House Museum – Join John Demos for our third History Talk of the season with a presentation titled Travels with Satan: My Fifty Years as a Witchcraft Historian. In the course of his research Professor Demos learned of his own ancestral connection to a key figure in the Salem witch-hunt of 1692-93. John Putnam, his 10-times grandfather and a longtime Salem resident in the 17th century, had led the charge against the suspected "witches" in that notorious case. The lecture will trace the history of witchcraft and witch-hunting from the Middle Ages to virtually the present day, and Prof. Demos's long engagement with the topic. John Demos is the Samuel Knight Professor of American History Emeritus at Yale University and award-winning author. His book Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England (1982) won the Bancroft Prize. He published The Enemy Within: A Short History of Witch-Hunting in 2008. Members: $10. Non-members: $15. 10 a.m.
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 11:00 AM
22nd Annual Jimmy's Ride
Berkshire County Kids' Place – Join us for the 22nd Annual Jimmy Bernardo Memorial Motorcycle Run! Ride begins at Berkshire County Kids' Place at 63 Wendell Avenue and ends at Bousquet Ski Area for the post ride celebration including music, food, and fun. Registration for the ride begins at 9:00 a.m. with kickstands up promptly at 11:00. The post ride celebration is open to the public for a cover fee of $5 person or $20 per family. Online pre-registration for the ride or tickets for the post ride celebration will be available soon
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 11:00 AM
SteepleCats Dodgeball Tournament
North Adams Tourism – During All Star weekend the SteepleCats will be putting on a Family Funday at the Joe. We will have vendors, activities and food. We will also be hosting a Dodgeball Tournament. Check in and registration will begin at 10:50. The games will be 6v6, so get a team of 6-8 together and take on all competition. Entry for the event will be $10, payment will be due day of tournament. To sign up, view rules and to print off a waiver please head to http://steeplecats.pointstreaksites.com/view/northadams/2017-steeplecats-dodgeball-tournament . All participants need to sign a waiver and release form, any participant under the age of 18 need to get this signed by a parent or guardian.
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 11:00 AM
Brown Motors First Annual Car Show
Friends of the Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter