Who says there's nothing to do this weekend? Here's a sampling of activities going on this weekend!
Saturday, April 6
North Adams Farmers' Market Meeting
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Mass MoCA Rehearsal Hall, 87 Marshall Street
What: Calling all farmers, artisans, crafters, and others who want to be involved in the 2013 North Adams Farmers Market (NAFM)! Join us for an informational market meeting explaining how to become a vendor or how to become involved with the market as a volunteer, a non-food vendor, a performer, or a prepared food vendor.
The NAFM runs Saturdays from 8a.m. - noon from June 29 through October 26 in downtown North Adams.
3-2-1 at Mass MoCA
When: Opening reception: 5 to 7; Dance party: 9
Where: Mass MoCA
What: Opening of three new exhibitions - Mark Dion: The Octagon Room,One Minute Film Festival: 10 Years, and Life's Work: Tom Phillips and Johnny Carrera - and bid a fond farewell to Oh, Canada
Then beginning at 9 pm, dance the night away with legendary Canadian DJ King Khan, who will spin a blend of vintage soul, R&B, and wicked funk in the Hunter Center.
Cost: Opening Reception: Free to members; $8 not-yet-members
Tickets for only the dance party are $13 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 413.662.2111 x1.
All proceeds from the evening support new work made at MASS MoCA.
"This Is a Portrait If I Say So"
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Clark Café, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
What: The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute presents "This Is a Portrait If I Say So," a public conversation that concludes a curatorial roundtable.
As part of its Research and Academic Program, the Clark holds curatorial roundtables with the objective of bringing together curators and their collaborators who are in the early stages of developing an innovative and ambitious exhibition project. Roundtables are supported by the Clark 's grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This roundtable and public conversation are centered around the development of an exhibition by the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery that will examine the rise and evolution of symbolic, abstract, and conceptual portraiture in American art.
The event is convened by Jonathan Frederick Walz, curator, Cornell Fine Arts Museum; Kathleen Merrill Campagnolo, independent curator and scholar; and Anne Collins Goodyear, curator of Prints and Drawings, National Portrait Gallery.
"Now That's What I Call Skating"
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Skating Rink, North Adams
What: The Christmas Brook Figure Skating Club will present its annual show, "Now That's What I Call Skating."
Skaters will be skating to the current chart-topping pop music. Tickets are $7 and will be available at the door.
Sunday, April 7
Movie Fundraiser: "The Croods"
Where: North Adams Movieplex
What: Benefit for the Dana Labbee Summer Basketball League.
Cost:Tickets are $5
Hiking Tour of Lowry Property
Where: Hikers should meet at the end of the upper right section of the Stratton Hills Condominiums' parking lot off Stratton Road.
What: The Friends of Williamstown Conservation Lands are resuming the weekly hiking tours of the town-owned Lowry conservation property.
Long pants, to protect against ticks, and sturdy shoes are recommended. The tour will take about an hour.
For more information, call Ken Swiatek at 413-458-5651.
Lecture: "Moving Pictures: Thomas Edison and American Art in Paris
Where: Clark Art, 225 South Street, Williamstown
What: Art historian Nancy Mowll Mathews and Eugenie Prendergast, senior curator emerita, at the Williams College Museum of Art, will present a free lecture, "Moving Pictures: Thomas Edison and American Art in Paris."
The emergence of moving pictures, pioneered by Thomas Edison in the late 19th century, changed the way artists represented the world around them. In this lecture, Mathews explores early film technology and its impact on artists working in Paris.