Springtime - MASS MOCA

this saturday only - deadline: 24 hours !
69' South: The Shakleton Project - at MASS MoCA

Our last-minute, special one-night package for this Saturday only treats you and a pal to a fantastic evening of cutting-edge puppetry (who knew there was such a thing, but there is and it's wild!), superb accompanying music by the Kronos Quartet and a few of the usual Porches goodies. Join us on Saturday, March 13th for Shack Up with Shackleton and you'll enjoy two tickets to Phantom Limb's 69° South: The Shackleton Project, dinner for two at the newly re-opened Gramercy Bistro at MASS MoCA, overnight accommodations in a deluxe room, Porches healthful continental breakfast buffet and admission for two to MASS MoCA. There is limited availability for this package, available for $275 (inclusive). The performance is sold out, but we have a limited amount of tickets set aside for Porches guests who take advantage of this special offer. Please note: this special package is only available through 5PM on Wednesday, March 10th until further notice (or a second show gets added)! Please call us right away to reserve - this will sell out!

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Suite at Porches

Spring Specials at Porches !
Sure, basketball is big this time of year. But here in New England, there's competition - the first harvest of the year - maple syrup! We're mighty proud that we can kick the year off with such a sweet celebration, with trees tapped right here in the Berkshires. We're offering a Maple Madness special - a super sweet deal on our one bedroom suites: an overnight Sunday through Thursday for just $150 (plus taxes), including a locally made maple treat! Don't forget: our healthful continental breakfast is included the next day!

Main Street Stage - North Adams, MA

Main Street Stage's Second Annual Short Play Festival
March 12th and 13th, 8 pm
Check out five new, original short plays that range from the absurd to the dramatic. Come see the plays chosen from over 400 entries. Tickets are $15. For reservations please call 413-663-3240 or click here. Seating is limited.
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St. Patrick's Day with an afternoon celebration at The Clark
March 13th, 3 pm
Admission is free
We say everyone's Irish on Saint Patrick's Day! Get in the spirit a little early with Kevin O'Hara, a local author, who will read from his recently published book A Lucky Irish Lad, an evocative and comical memoir of growing up in a large Irish family in Pittsfield, during the 1950s and '60s. Please call 413-458-2303 or click here for more information...

Jones Street Station at Mass MoCA
March 27th, 8:00 pm
Jones Street Station, who have been opening for Ben Kweller on his recent tour, "play their catchy originals with virtuosic mandolin jams and honky-tonk piano fillers, and top them with off-kilter, good-time harmonies." (Time Out New York) Legendary rock critic Greil Marcus said listening to them "is like running down a mountain on a switchback trail, the sound of surprise generating its own momentum. There's a punk glee inside the bluegrass craft -- and a punk vehemence inside the bluegrass smile."  Please click here for info...

Find Out More to do
bring the fam'
Jameson's High Meadow Farm

25th Annual Maplefest & Craft Fair
Old Chester Center, Skyline Trail, Chester, MA
March 20th, 9am to 3pm
This is a sweet, down-home family day to celebrate spring: the Chester Hill Assocation's annual Maplefest. Visit the High Meadow Farm Sugar Shack to see how maple syrup is made! Enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast ($7 per person, less for kids), wagon rides, farm animals, artisans and craftspeople, music, raffle and more. The Chester Hill Association is a community organization in Chester, Massachusetts; proceeds fund a college scholarship program for kids. For more information, please call 413-667-3640 or email bjameson5@gmail.com.

Find Out More About the Location
enjoy french wine & cuisine and hang with the locals
The new Gramercy Bistro at MASS MoCA

Flavors of France
Gramercy Bistro at Mass MoCA
March 23rd, 6:00pm
Gramercy Bistro, which recently moved locations to the Mass MoCA campus, will be reserved exclusively for patrons of "Flavors of France," a wine-tasting and food pairing, hosted by the Adams Lions Club. "Flavors of France" is an annual event which raises funds to support sight-saving projects and local programs for youth, seniors and others. Gramercy's Chef/Owner, Alexander Smith, will prepare foods from the Rhone, Provence, Burgundy, and Minverois/Languedoc regions of France. Each of the foods will be paired with a French wine and an American wine, so that tasters may compare and contrast how different wines complement foods and vice versa.

Find Out More
art & lit
This Is Killing Me at MASS MoCA

This Is Killing Me - catch it before it closes!
Mass MoCA
Now through April 15, 2010
Drawing on the anxieties inherent in art-making, This is Killing Me brings together eight artists who in their diverse practices make palpable a distinctive sense of unease about their identities as artists and the creation of their work. Present in much of the work are deep feelings of inadequacy-the artist plagued by the idea that she or he is not good enough, hard-working enough, or famous enough (and never will be). Some of the work unveils the sources - or lack thereof - of the artist's inspiration ù laying bare the unending pressure to develop meaningful and original ideas. Other work gives shape and form to the creative process, pointing to the labor, the hand of the artist, and accompanying procrastination entailed in making art. Please click here for more info...

The Whiteness of the Whale: A Multidisciplinary Discussion of Moby Dick
Williams College Museum of Art
Thursday, April 8, 4:30 pm
Did you know that Herman Melville wrote his famous novel Moby Dick while living in the Berkshires? If you're a fan like we are, join faculty from across the disciplines at Williams and the Williams-Mystic Program for a discussion of Herman Melville's epic novel and Tristin Lowe's sculpture, Mocha Dick, a life-sized rendition of the infamous leviathan that once harassed sailing ships near Mocha Island in the South Pacific Ocean. Made out of industrial wool felt, Lowe's sculpture is over fifty feet long, ten feet high, and sprawls across the museum's largest gallery. Please click here for more info...

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