Cool off in the Berkshires this summer !

In this issue
summer specials !bang on a can returns to mass moca !
Art opening @ mezze bistro free live music in North Adams
lewis black's One Slight hitch comes to WTF !coming this weekend ?
Paws @ Porches

July's Tenth Anniversary Special !
Come celebrate our 10 year anniversary with us and save! In honor of Porches opening in July of 2001, we are offering a 1-bedroom suite for $200.10 a night! Enjoy our outdoor pool and hot tub, bonfire, fitness center and central northern Berkshire location! This special is available Sunday - Thursday during the month of July and includes Porches' healthful continental breakfast - in room delivery in Porches' signature lunchboxes is available from $200.10 plus taxes. We're also extending this special for selected Fridays & Saturdays in July at a rate of $275 plus taxes. This offer is based on availability and cannot be combined with other offers or discounts; blackout dates apply. To reserve, please call 413.664.0400 or email us.

Paws at Porches
Looking to have your favorite furry friend accompany you on your trip to the Berkshires in western Massachusetts? We welcome pets at Porches! Your canine (or feline) companion receives the 5-star treatment with their own water bowl, in-room lodging (crates available on limited basis) as well as a surprise from resident house-cat Sabine on your arrival! We offer a range of accommodations from a Deluxe Standard room at $220 to a spacious 2-bedroom suite at $370 (Sunday-Thursday; plus tax). The rates for this special on Friday & Saturday range from $285-470 (plus tax; based on availability). To reserve, please call 413-664-0400, email Porches or reserve online here!

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For rates, packages & specials
bBang on a can returns to Mass moca !

Bang on a Can 2011 - 10th Annual Festival
July 13 - July 30
MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Concerts $24, Talks $5

For over 10 years the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA has presented thousands of hours of music and hosted hundreds of multi-talented musicians. This three week long birthday party features live music every day: daily gallery recitals, free community performances, kids events, two major concerts and more.
For exhibits, video & more
cupcoming show @ mezze bistro features Berkshire Artists
Mezze Bistro + Bar of Williamstown will host an art opening on Monday, July 11, featuring selected works from Berkshire-based artists Melissa Matsuki Lillie and Sean Riley, from 5 to 7 pm. The event is free and open to the public, with light snacks and a cash bar.


Melissa Matsuki Lillie's artwork references natural and man-made forms using a personal visual language of vibrant colors and complex layers to reflect the macroscopic and microscopic world. Her paintings evoke a sense of space that has been flattened and layered, revealing strands and structures of line and color interacting fluidly with hidden landscapes.


Sean Riley received his BFA in Painting from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA, in 1999.  He then went onto the University of Pennsylvania to receive his MFA in Painting in 2004. The artwork selected for Mezze comes from Riley's latest body of work that takes inspiration from an extended stay in Italy as well as a fascination with quilt patterns. As part of his artistic practice, Riley is now making quilts in addition to paintings.

find out more about this show!
denjoy free music & movies this summer !
NA Party at the Park

Party at the Park, Noel Field, Route 8 in North Adams
Enjoy free live music in downtown North Adams! Party in the Park! Concerts take place at Noel Field and include acts such as Harbour Grace, Rock Hounds, Tony Lee Thomas, Loose Change, Sirsy, Grind and, wrapping up the series on Aug. 25, Whiskey City.

Windsor Lake Concert Series
The City of North Adams sponsors a free six-week concert series at Windsor Lake (Fish Pond) on Wednesday evenings through Aug. 3 at the pavilion on the shore of Windsor Lake. The music begins at 7pm. so bring a lawn chair and sit by the lake or under a tree and enjoy the scenery. Performances are held in the pavilion at the lake shore and take place from 7:00 - 8:30pm. The shows combine great music with a beautiful natural backdrop. Click here for directions from the Porches Inn.

Family Flicks Under the Stars in Williamstown!
Classic family films, outside and under the stars! Free and fun for all. Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs, etc.  Movie starts at sundown, between 8 and 8:30pm. if it rains, head over to the Images Cinema (rain location).
Check out the movie schedule here!
more local programming
eFrom Comedian Lewis Black: One Slight Hitch @ Williamstown Theatre Festival

One Slight Hitch  @ Williamstown Theatre Festival - July 6 - 17
by Lewis Black directed by Joe Grifasie
Comedian and playwright Lewis Black comes home to WTF with a modern day farce that mocks the all-too-human desire to shape our own destiny. It's Courtney's wedding day, and her mom, Delia, is making sure that everything is perfect. The groom is perfect, the dress is perfect, and the decorations (assuming they arrive) will be perfect. Then, like in any good farce the doorbell rings.  And all hell breaks loose.  So much for perfect. Black will also host the first two weekends of the renowned WTF Late-Night Cabaret Series (July 7-9 and July 21-23). Black will also be performing an evening of his unique stand-up comedy on Monday, July 18 at 7:30 on the Main Stage. All proceeds from this event will support WTF's educational and professional development programs.

Enjoy delicious farm-to-table dining at Mezze Bistro + Bar and catch a production at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Eat. Play. Love in the Berkshires... where talent spends the summer. If you would like to dine before or after a Williamstown Theatre Festival performance this summer, Mezze has made things easy so you can get to the theatre on time. Click here to learn more.
Check out WTF !
fComing to the berkshires this weekend? Film, Art, Music & more!

Charlie Chaplin's The Kid with live score by Marc Ribot
@ MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Saturday, July 9, 9:00 pm
Courtyard C or Hunter Center

The visionary Marc Ribot, "one of the most individual of guitarists and a master of introverted ironies," (Village Voice) turns his attention to one of Chaplin's greatest films. Ribot's haunting solo guitar score makes this classic contemporary, taking its story of a single father struggling to raise his son during the Depression and making it relevant to the today's economic and social conditions. Poignant, funny, and mesmerizing, the work is a unique conversation between artistic geniuses of the past and present. Click here for tickets, video & more!

Electronic Art Workshop with The Hatfields
@ MCLA Gallery 51,51 Main Street, North Adams
(413)663-5253 10am-12pm - FREE

As part of the DownStreet Art gallery Everything Must Go! Ephraim and Sadie Hatfield will show you how to make your own electronic artwork. The workshop will begin with a brief overview of electronic art, followed by projects in working with simple circuits.  Anyone who wishes to make their own motorized art should bring a small object. Kid Friendly! Click here for more info.

Marvelous Marble Quarry Walk
Natural Bridge State Park, McCauley Road off Route 8, North Adams
(413)663-6392 10am & 11am - FREE

Take and easy walk with Park Interpreter Becky to discover the remains of the 19th-early 20th century marble quarry that once operated at Natural Bridge. Offered at 10:00am and 11:00am. Meet at the Visitor Center (click here for more info).
more happenings this weekend !
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