September 2010
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TAKE TIME TO PLAY ! be spontaneous !
trolley ridin' don't miss this!
Mind-expanding, genre-busting music get out !
Meta and the Cornerstones at MASS MoCA

Labor Day Weekend Special - 50% off Friday night!
Head to the Berkshires next weekend - there's plenty going on, plus there's always Mother Nature or our heated outdoor pool to play in! Here's the deal: reserve Saturday and Sunday nights at regular prices and add on Friday the 3rd at 50% off! Call us at 413.664.0400 or email us to discuss!

Here are some ideas for the weekend: Get here earlier in the day on Friday to catch Re/Imaging New York at studio21south in North Adams - the last day is Monday, September 6th - take a peek into the influences and imagery that painters are discovering as they move further and further beyond Manhattan. Saturday, head to the MASS MoCA galleries to view a new exhibit - Leonard Nimoy's Secret Selves as the artist/actor his exhibits his recent photographic series exploring the lost or hidden self. Grab dinner at Gramercy Bistro at MASS MoCA... Meta and the Cornerstones (pictured above) light up the stage at MASS MoCA on Saturday night for a reggae-soul dance party that will get your feet moving. On Sunday, check out Drowned in a Glass of Water: An Installation by Pepón Osorio at the Williams College Museum of Art in the final weekend of this incredible new work. While you're in Williamstown, try the new Mezze for dinner! Include a drive (or hike!) to the top of Mount Greylock when you head back home on Monday and finish off the long weekend on the highest peak in Massachusetts!

September Special - LOCALLY SUITE !
Porches' Locally Suite special treats you to handmade truffles by our neighbors at I Got Goodies and two "super-pints" (22 oz.) of locally-crafted Oktoberfest Beer from the Berkshire Brewing Company. You'll also enjoy overnight accommodations in one of our spacious suites and, of course, our healthful continental breakfast buffet. From $180 Sunday-Thursday and $225 Saturday & Sunday during the month of September (excluding Labor Day Weekend and based on availability). Please call us at 413.664.0400 or email us to take advantage of this offer.

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Be spontaneous and c'mon over this weekend !
Califone at MASS MoCA

Band and a Movie?
Califone: All My Friends Are Funeral Singers
TOMORROW! Saturday, August 28, 2010, 8:30 pm

The experimental roots rock band Califone's sound is full of layers and textures that seem to
reveal hidden worlds - and fittingly their latest album is also the name of bandleader Tim Rutili's first feature-length film. All My Friends Are Funeral Singers, a dark tale about a psychic living in an old country house full of friendly ghosts, features music from the album and the band members as characters. The band will perform the score to the film and follow the screening with a live set.
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trolley rides for the whole fam !
North Adams Trolley

Check Out Art & History of North Adams at a Leisurely Pace
Whether you prefer art or history, there is a trolley ride for you. Visit the artistic hot-spots of North Adams on a two hour artist guided tour. Enjoy brief behind-the-scene visits to artist studios and special art installations including the Windsor, Eclipse and Beaver Mills, and "A Chapel for Humanity." Or, hop on the trolley for a 75 minute tour guided by local historian Paul W. Marino and other guest guides. Explore the area and learn about the history and future with visits to victorian residential areas, Natural Bridge State Park, Windsor Lake, the Mills, and other cultural and historic sites. Trolley leaves from the MASS MoCA courtyard, with pickups at Porches Inn and Holiday Inn (with reservation or available space). For more information, please call 413.664.9550 or 413.664.6180.
more about north adams
don't miss this exhibition
Picasso Looks at Degas

Picasso Looks at Degas ends September 12th !
Throughout his long and prolific career, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) observed, absorbed, and competed with the work of other artists, from his student days in Spain to his first encounters with the art world of Paris and into his last years. One of the artists Picasso particularly admired was Edgar Degas (1834-1917). His response varied over time from emulation to confrontation, and parody to homage. By juxtaposing paintings, sculpture, and works on paper that have never before been exhibited together, Picasso Looks at Degas explores the younger artist's lifelong fascination with the work and personality of Degas. The show spans decades of the artists' work in this fascinating look at how these two prominent figures of modernism relate. Don't miss it!
just for fun !
music to expand your mind
Black Violin

Black Violin in Concert
Saturday, September 25, 2010; 3:00 p.m.
Rain site: MCLA Venable Gymnasium
Black Violin kicks off the MCLA Presents! 2010-2011 season with a signature sound that is redefining the music world one string at a time. Combining a daunting array of musical styles to produce a sound that is not quite maestro, not quite emcee, this pair of classically trained violinists and their DJ have worked with artists such as Alicia Keys, P. Diddy, Kanye West, Fifty Cent, and, Aerosmith. These guys are AWESOME and a fun time is sure to be had by all!
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checkin' out the view
Mt. Greylock

See below for just a few of the sites made beautiful by Mother Nature... get outside and get back to nature!
Appalachian Trail
Audubon Center/wildlife sanctuary
Hancock Shaker Village
Jiminy Peak Aerial Adventure Park
Mohawk Trail State Forest in North Adams
Mount Greylock (summit depicted above)
Savoy Mountain State Forest (if you go here, you'll pass by our new Wigwam Cabins above the hairpin turn... but more on that some other time!)
Trustees of Reservations
Western Gateway Heritage State Park (this one's not outside, but it's cool!)
more outdoor stuff
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