4 events not to miss this week, Feb. 10 - 16


Winter is here so you might as well celebrate it!

Grab your family and friends and head to downtown North Adams from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, for North Adams Winterfest 2019, hosted by North Adams Tourism. All events are free. Events include: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., fun in the snow at Colegrove Park and ice sculpting on Main Street; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Winter Farmer & Artisan Market, 66 Main St., featuring the Winterfest Homebrew Competition, hosted by Bright Ideas Brewing; 10 a.m. to noon, hot cocoa, cookies and the McCann Tech Robotics Team in the MountainOne Bank lobby; Noon to 2 p.m., chowder competition at The Green, 85 Main St., Suite 105, and community campfire at Holden and Main streets; 1 to 3 p.m., horse-drawn wagon rides (line starts in front of MountainOne); 2 to 4 p.m., ice skating and free skate rentals at the Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink, 1267 Church St.

See if you can spot the animal tracks

Discover new whodunit mysteries that take place outdoors while we're typically warm inside our homes. Search for tracks, scat and other signs of wildlife during "Wildlife CSI: Understanding Animal Tracks & Signs" from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 16, at Mass Audubon Pleasant Valley, 472 W. Mountain Road, Lenox. Dress for the weather. Snowshoes may be required depending on conditions; bring yours or borrow ours. Registration is required; www.massaudubon.org. Members: Adult, $8; child, $4. Nonmembers: Adult, $10; child, $6.

Spread the love to your gal pals

Gather your pals and head to Hotel on North for Galentine's Day. It's a celebration of friendship from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18. There will be crafts, cocktails and waffles. Reservations are encouraged; call 413-553-4210. Hotel on North is at 297 North St., Pittsfield.


Spend a cold winter afternoon immersed in an encore presentation of "Julie," a production of London's National Theatre Live, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Clark Art Institute. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late-night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean — which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival. The production is directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live's "The Deep Blue Sea") and features Vanessa Kirby ("The Crown," NT Live's "A Streetcar Named Desire") and Eric Kofi Abrefa ("The Amen Corner"). Tickets are $18 ($16 members) and may be purchased online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413-458-0524. All ticket sales are non-refundable. "Julie" contains strobe lighting. The Clark is at 225 South St., Williamstown.



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