TODAY
    Saturday Nov 18 @ 9:30 AM
Annual Church Fair
First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts – Festival at First Churches of Northampton 129 Main St. Saturday, November 18th (BAG DAY) 9:30am-3pm Crafts, Bake Table, our “famous” Apple Pies, Attic Treasures, Pottery, Jewelry, and Missions Table for Heifer International Stop in for a Delicious Homemade Lunch 11:30 am - 2 pm Raffle Items From 30 Local Merchants And also… Springfield Symphony Tickets Handmade Afghan Silent Auction: an oil painting by Sheila English Lyford Proceeds support our community outreach programs and help sustain our historic building. Come and support this downtown Northampton landmark!
 
TODAY
    Saturday Nov 18 @ 10:30 AM
Festive Holiday Market
North Adams Tourism – FALL INTO THE BERKSHIRES @ Greylock WORKS Immerse in beautiful and delicious handcrafted gifts at Greylock WORKS’ 2017 FESTIVE! A new holiday market celebrating the unique magic of the Northern Berkshires and beyond. Set in an expansive, light-filled mill, the festival marketplace will offer music, food crafters, local farmers, fermenters and distillers, and the region’s best artisans and textile curators. Come discover all your holiday gifts and desires, and stay for demonstrations and workshops that invite visitors to share in the stories and skills of our artisans. THE ‘FESTIVE’ MILKWEED A native species often seen along roadsides and hedgerows - the humble milkweed plant - holds abundant soft threads of interior light. It sustains what is poetic and necessary in the Berkshires, as a food source for both agricultural pollinators and monarch butterflies before their long migration. Milkweed in turn produces its own winged migration: in November, its seedpods burst with hundreds of silky parachutes that deploy with the late fall breezes. This ubiquitous pod has many purposes, and exemplifies brilliant design. FESTIVE, a celebration of what is simple and good, is a recognition that beauty with utility are the foundations of a content and limitless life. We hope that you will join us. --------- TICKETING INFO Advance tickets can be purchased online in blocks of FOUR for $20 ($5 each x 4). Block tickets include one free Greylock WORKS tote bag when you arrive at FESTIVE. Buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/festive-holiday-market-at-greylock-works-tickets-39060115858 • Advance block ticket sale ends on 17. Nov. • $ 1.83 Eventbrite ticketing fee is not included in the $20 block ticket price. • $ 6 single tickets will be available at the door. • gWorks tote bags will be sold for $3 at the door while they last. • We accept both credit card and cash payments at the entrance. Payment options may vary at individual booths. * All attendees will receive an entry stamp after checking in. You may reenter FESTIVE with the stamp visible. • Children under 12, accompanied by an adult, enter FESTIVE for free. • Unfortunately, pets are not allowed unless they are service animals. • It would be best if groups of 4 could arrive together. If that is not possible, whoever is arriving first will present the ticket and receive the tote bag. You will then write the names of the remaining attendees on a list at the entrance. They will be checked in from that list when they arrive. ----------- Visit FESTIVE for more information or contact us. https://www.greylockworks.com/festive/ ---------- Latent Productions and The Laurentia Project
 
TODAY
    Saturday Nov 18 @ 11:00 AM
Learner's Lab: Creative Healing Workshop
Berkshire Museum – Join The Funky Phoenix for some mixed-media “art therapy” as part of Whimsical, Wonderful Festival of Trees! This program is included with regular Museum admission ($13 adult, $6 child, free for Museum members and children ages 3 and under). Seating is limited, so reservations are requested. Call 413.443.7171 ext.360 to reserve your space today!
 
TODAY
    Saturday Nov 18 - Nov 25 @ 12:00 PM
Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Spain
Frog Lotus Yoga – Join Vidya Jacqueline Heisel (founder of Frog Lotus Yoga International) and Jennifer Yarro (owner of Frog Lotus Yoga Studio) at the stunning Suryalila Retreat Centre in Southern Spain for the next upcoming Advanced Teacher Training Module, November 18 – November 25. The Advanced Yoga Teacher Training course consists of three modules to make up an additional 300 Hours of Yoga Teacher Training to enable a teacher with an existing 200 Hour Training to be recognized at the 500 Hour level. The three parts are Module Gita: Krishna, Module Gita: Arjuna (these are each one week long) plus Module Sutra (two weeks long). These three modules may be taken in any order. The topics covered in November moduleare: * Yoga Workshops and Intensive Classes * Teaching private Yoga Sessions * Teaching Workshops * Various Meditation Techniques * Philosophy Discussions on the Light on Life and The New Earth * Yoga Nidra: Practice and Teaching * Injury Prevention & Joint Stability * Hands-on Assisting for Asana * Structural Alignment & Advanced Cueing * Body Reading for Yoga Teachers * Integrating Thai Yoga Massage Skills Whilst the main style of our school is Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Vidya and Jennifer will also be teaching a more eclectic mix of styles during the training, drawing on other types of Yoga that have influenced their practice and teaching, including, Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Forrest Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Meridian Yoga, Partner Yoga and Acro Yoga. For more information or to register: http://froglotusyogainternational.com/advanced-yoga-teacher-training-in-spain-with-vidya-jennifer/
 
TODAY
    Saturday Nov 18 @ 3:00 PM
Kundalini Yoga Master Class w/ Guest Instructor, Hari Kirin
Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness – Join Hari Kirin for a special Kundalini Yoga Master Class, Saturday, November 18th from 3:00-5:00pm. Open to all. Awaken your natural healing capacity, release stress & deepen your meditation. We will be practicing yoga exercises for: Glandular Balance, Flexibility & Digestion. $25 if registered and paid by 11/11/17; $35 thereafter and at the door. Contact Janis Bowersox at 203-216-0497 or email janisbowersox@gmail.com for more information or to register. About the Instructor: Hari Kirin, author of Art & Yoga: Kundalini Awakening in Everyday Life, has been featured in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, and Spirituality & Health magazines. A teacher, artist, and lead trainer of 200- and 500-hour Yoga Teacher certifications, She teaches at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and other locations around the world. Learn more about Hari Kirin at www.artandyoga.com.
 
TODAY
    Saturday Nov 18 @ 4:00 PM
Colonial Thanksgiving Party
Bidwell House Museum – This is the Museum's annual fall benefit with live music, refreshments, silent auction and good cheer. More details to about the location and tickets, but for now Save the Date!
 
TODAY
    Saturday Nov 18 @ 5:30 PM
Arts and Leisure Auction
United Way of Franklin County, Massachusetts – The United Way of Franklin County is celebrating its 80th anniversary! Join us for the 18th Annual Arts and Leisure Auction at Greenfield Community College in the Cohn Family Dining Hall! Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres while bidding on art, vacations, crafts, and more! There's something for everyone and it all benefits the United Way and our partner agencies. Tickets are $35 each or bring some friends and get a table for 8 at $275!
 
TODAY
    Saturday Nov 18 @ 7:00 PM
Jesus Christ Superstar screening w/ Ted Neeley and Bob Bingham
Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center Ballroom – General admission tickets available here—> https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1571050 VIP tickets available here—> http://tinmanmerchandising.com/product_info.php?cPath=79_561&products_id=1952&osCsid=0682k69saof03pfja1fik7u237&tplDir=TedNeeley#.Walrt9OGNE4 Watch the 1973 rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR with the freedom to sing along! (There will be subtitles to assist you!) The film will be shown in the digitally remastered print. Show off your Superstar spirit: Dress as your favorite Holy Land character or in '70s hippie apostle garb. Stars Ted Neeley and Bob Bingham will be there to judge the costume contest. Winners will receive a special prize! Ted and Bob will host a meet and greet after the screening. Everyone will get a chance to chat with them, get pics taken and items signed. Plus, a sneak peek at the documentary, Superstars: The Making of and Reunion of the Film, with rare behind-the-scenes footage and recent cast interviews. This screening will be a tribute to the late Barry Dennen (1938–2017). It is highly recommended that you purchase tickets in advance! The previous night's event: Jesus Christ Superstar w/ Ted Neeley, Bob Bingham, Kurt Yaghjian
 
TODAY
    Saturday Nov 18 @ 7:00 PM
Willie Nile at Iron Horse - Night 2
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Doors at 5:30pm. The New York Times called Buffalo, NY born Willie Nile "one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years." Uncut Magazine called him “A one-man Clah.” His album Streets Of New York was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by UNCUT magazine. Rolling Stone listed The Innocent Ones as one of the “Top Ten Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2011” and BBC Radio called it “THE rock ‘n’ roll album of the year.” Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch, and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises His album, American Ride, won “Best Rock Album of the Year” at the Independent Music Awards. It appeared on dozens of year-end Top Ten lists for 2013 and was voted “Album Of The Year” at Twangville Magazine. Bono called it, “One of the great guides to unraveling the mystery that is the troubled beauty of America." Willie has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band.His latest album is "World War Willie."
 
TODAY
    Saturday Nov 18 @ 7:00 PM
Pre-Season Kick-Off!
Trustees West Region – Get ready for the ski season, hang out with friends, watch old ski films and eat some chili! We'll bring the chili, you bring the beer - BYOB! All welcome. 7-9PM Budd Visitor Center.
 
TODAY
    Saturday Nov 18 @ 7:30 PM
Einstein! by Jack Fry
Academy of Music Theatre – ACADEMY OF MUSIC THEATRE 2017-2018 SEASON SERIES Einstein comes back from the beyond! It’s Berlin 1914, Albert Einstein awaits news from an eclipse expedition that will prove his Theory of General Relativity. But Einstein is sent sideways in a world crumbling around him due to The Great War, colleagues stealing his theories, being isolated for his pacifist views, a wife who won’t give him a divorce, his failing health, a huge scientific backlash, anti-Semitism, thoughts of suicide, his own self destructive genius and a young son fighting for his father’s affections. Based on the recent release of 15,000 documents about Einstein, writer Jack Fry breathes life into one of the most intriguing icons of all time. A Best Performance 2016 New York City Fringe! “Jack Fry is both amazing and intriguing!” – Huffington Post Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm Tickets: $20 (plus applicable fees) Call 413-584-9032 ext.105 or visit www.aomtheatre.com for tickets!
 
TODAY
    Saturday Nov 18 - Nov 19 @ 8:00 PM
Protean Collective / Neon Fauna / Oxen / Crowrider
Promotorhead Entertainment – 18+ 9pm $7
 
TODAY
    Saturday Nov 18 @ 8:00 PM
Kamasi Washington at The Calvin Theatre
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – When Kamasi Washington released his tour de force album The Epic, in 2015, it instantly set him on a path as a torchbearer for progressive, improvisational music that would open the door for new audiences to experience music unlike anything they had heard before. The 172-minute odyssey featuring his 10-piece band, The Next Step, was littered with elements of hip-hop, classical and R&B music, all major influences on the young saxophonist and bandleader, who exceeds any notions of what “jazz” music is. His mass appeal continues to grow drawing vibrant, diverse, multi-generational crowds to his shows at the world’s most presitgious festivals. A prominent journalist recently summed it up best when he wrote “in a millennium largely absent of anything new or captivating in the jazz idiom, Washington has just unleashed a musical hydra grounded in respect and intimate knowledge of the past and striking far out into a hopeful future.”Next up for Washington is the highly anticipated Harmony of Difference EP, due for release this Fall and his sophomore album slated for 2018.
 
TODAY
    Saturday Nov 18 @ 8:00 PM
Mateo López, Lee Serle, & Maya Zbib
Jacob's Pillow Dance – Co-presented with Jacob’s Pillow Dance Australian choreographer Lee Serle, Colombian visual artist Mateo López, and Lebanese theater director Maya Zbib all come together for a hands-on theater-and-sculpture piece that explores consumerism and individualism in America today. ‘P.O.V.’ 2013 choreographed by Lee Serle. Photo: Ponch Hawkes
 
TOMORROW
    Sunday Nov 19 @ 1:00 PM
Move Yo' Body! (Int./Adv. Workshop) w/Amy Lisewski
Happier Valley Comedy & The Ha-Ha's – Move Yo' Body! Move The Audience (Intermediate/Advanced Workshop with Amy Lisewski of Finest City Improv!) Sunday, November 19th 1:00pm-4:00pm (3 hours) 104 Russell St, Hadley $45 You are "in the moment" and fully connected to your scene partners. You are watching each other like a hawk. Now, what else can you do to create engaging and exciting improvised theater? Your face and body are there for you, let's use them more! In this workshop you will start by learning some of the essential elements of movement and its application to improvisation in order to create better stage pictures, more interesting character behaviors, and more movement on stage. Own your entire body! Own that entire stage! Let the back row feel your all of your reactions and see your full character! Have you been standing or sitting around a lot? Let's get moving! By the end of the workshop, you will be creating more dynamic and visually interesting 1-person, 2-person, and group scenes by using your whole body, the whole stage (or theater), and heightening simple offers made by either yourself or your scene partners. PREREQUISITE: Completion of Zen of Improv 4 or the equivalent at another improv comedy school. ? About your teachers: Amy has a background in dance and creative movement that informs her work in acting and improv every time she takes the stage. She is known for big bold movements and fully embodying characters. She is the Artistic Director and Founder of Finest City Improv and the author of “Relax, We’re All Just Making This Stuff Up!”. She teaches the FCI Advanced Improv Conservatory and travels the country bringing the tenets and tools of improv to leaders and teams at various organizations. She performs with Killer Giraffe, Swim Team, and A Single Lady and is a member of the sketch group General Assembly. ?NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY AS TO STUDENTS The Happier Valley Comedy School admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religious affiliation, age, ability, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religious affiliation, age, ability, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs. REGISTER HERE: http://www.happiervalley.com/move-yo-body.html ?
 
TOMORROW
    Sunday Nov 19 @ 2:00 PM
Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana
Yiddish Book Center – Coming this Sunday at the Center: "Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana" The documentary, directed by Gabrielle Zilkha, is an exploration of the background and day-to-day lives of Jews living in Sefwi Wiawso, a district in Ghana. This film explores the importance of connections—as the Sefwi Jews reach out to others worldwide, and bears witness to their ongoing struggle for acceptance and growth. As she delves deeper into the Sefwi history, Zilkha also explores the wider question of what it means to be Jewish, consulting religious figures from Miami to Montreal as she wraps her head around her new, suddenly less isolated, community.
 
TOMORROW
    Sunday Nov 19 @ 4:00 PM
Flash! A Tea Dance for Women Presents: Evolve!
Gateway City Arts – Keeping it FRESH! More genres, more new, still old favorites. DJ Fequency returns to do a Magical Mix! Latin, Reggaetone, Hip Hop, Top 40, Studio 54 Classic favorites, Funk, and much more! We strive to keep all ages of women dancing! Sunday, Nov.19th 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m 21+ $5 cover A private party produced by Sally Brown for Women. We appreciate all input and continue to strive to keep all feet happy. Thank you all for helping get the word out and letting us know what you want.
 
TOMORROW
    Sunday Nov 19 @ 4:00 PM
The Best American Short Stories: A Peek Behind the Series
The Mount – Join acclaimed, bestselling author Meg Wolitzer and series editor Heidi Pitlor for a discussion of the latest volume of The Best American Short Stories. This series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best pieces to publish. Wolitzer and Pitlor will share their process for putting together the 2017 edition and address the questions they are most commonly asked by readers - What makes a short story the "best"? What are the trends in current fiction? What did they look for in selecting the stories that appear in this book? Heidi Pitlor is the author of the novels The Birthdays and The Daylight Marriage. A former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, she has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories since 2007. Her writing has been published in Ploughshares, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers, and elsewhere. She currently teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Regis University in Denver. She lives with her twin daughter and son and her husband outside Boston. Meg Wolitzer’s novels include The Interestings, The Uncoupling, The Ten-Year Nap, The Position, and The Wife. She is also the author of a novel for middle-grade readers, The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman, and a novel for young adults, Belzhar. Wolitzer’s short fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize. A faculty member of the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton, in September 2013 along with singer-songwriter Suzzy Roche she was a guest artist in the Princeton Atelier program at Princeton University. The Mount would like to thank Canyon Ranch for their generous sponsorship of this event.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 1:00 PM
Community Thanksgiving Meal
Amherst Survival Center – Join us for the Center's annual Community Thanksgiving Meal at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Amherst, MA. All are welcome.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 6:00 PM
North Adams Annual Tree Lighting
North Adams Tourism – Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown, North Adams! The rain date will be Friday, December 1st. We'll kickoff the evening at the tree by the First Baptist Church at the top of Main Street with a few words of thanks from some familiar faces before hitting the switch and lighting up Main Street with thousands of twinkling lights. Next our friends, the Drury High School Band, will lead Santa & Mrs. Claus to join us with festive holiday tunes to hand out goody bags for all the kids! This also kicks off the holiday shopping season! Take a stroll downtown to view the window displays decorated by volunteer groups. (More info. on window to come.) Don't miss the great holiday deals and events happening at your favorite local retailers, restuarants and other local businesses! Thank you to our generous sponsors: Berkshire Bank, Greylock Federal Credit Union, MountainOne Bank, Cascade Art Supplies, and the City of North Adams. A very special THANK YOU to our friends at the First Baptist Church, MASS MoCA and the Drury High School Band and Bandfront for helping to make the evening so special!