Get On Your Knees, High Mud

High Mud Comedy Festival: Now With More Laughs

High Mud Comedy just got funnier! Jacqueline Novak will perform her outrageously popular Get On Your Knees (which, Jimmy Fallon learned: is not about prayer). Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. arrives from regular late-night appearances with a stand-up set marked by his classic charismatic crankiness. Lane Moore performs Tinder Live! (say wha??!). Warning: you might get swiped. Future favorites Marcella Arguello and Larry Owens will have you laughing in fits. And they’re all joining High Mud hero John Early for a packed weekend of comedy in our galleries and on our stages — get your tickets today!

Friday, April 17 – Saturday, April 18

Jaleel Shaw

This week you might’ve been walking around in a Chiefs-J.Lo-Shakira-Iowa-SotU-induced daze (and we can relate), but buck up, Buttercup, you better have a night of romance on the horizon! Not. To. Worry. MASS MoCA has you covered. Join us on February 15the day after, up-in-the-club for a sultry, saxy night of NYC-jazz with Jaleel Shaw, whose red-hot trio will help you swoon your sweetie. Grab tickets. Make dinner reservations. See you here for a date night next weekend: you’re welcome!

Saturday, February 15, 8pm


American Factory

“A challenging, strange, eye-opening film…American Factory is the view we never get.” (NPR)

What happens when a Chinese billionaire reopens a shuttered General Motors plant in Dayton, Ohio? The story that unfolds in American Factory is at first humorous, but quickly escalates as tensions between U.S. and Chinese workers mount, unions begin to take form, and the threat of automation looms on the horizon. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary, the Obama-produced film tells this striking story, happening all across the nation. 

Stay for a Q&A after the film with Producer Jeff Reichert, Williams College Professor of Economics Sara LaLumia, MASS MoCA Director Joe Thompson, and industrialist John Sprague.

Thursday, February 13, 7pm


Criminal: Live Podcast

Criminal is a gift to the ears, in no small part because the show makes a point to stretch far beyond murder and mayhem in the stories it covers…But make no mistake, it’s the hypnotic host that makes Criminal an essential entry.(Vulture)

Out of your headphones and onto our stage, host Phoebe Judge arrives in North Adams for a live recording of Criminal — the hit true crime podcast with sold out shows across the country. To whet your appetite, we recommend Episode #51: Money Tree. Find out what happens when a young woman’s identity gets stolen and her credit destroyed, and the shocking details she uncovers about the person who defrauds her whole family. Listen now, and then take part in a live podcast recording on February 22

Saturday, February 22, 8pm

Art Ninjas
It’s summer camp, MASS MoCA-style. Art Ninjas embark on daily missions filled with art, adventure, and intrigue across our 16-acre, 19th-century factory campus. Camp spots fill up fast — sign up today!

August 10-14: Mind Your Media
August 17-21: Treasure Hunters
August 24-28: You Are What You Eat
August 31-September 4: Prized Portraits


Sam Evian

“Rock songs about vulnerability and desire that are gentle and sweet but avoid the most saccharine tendencies of soft rock. It’s a delicate balancing act, and one he pulls off with aplomb.” (Pitchfork)Break the winter doldrums with the round summery psych-pop of Brooklyn-based indie-dreamer Sam Evian. Meet us up in the club for some California-style live music.Saturday, February 29, 8pm