Events

Zachary Ehrenreich: Mystery of the Emergent Image

July 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at R. Michelson Galleries
132 Main Street
Northampton

Ehrenreich begins with thin washes of color, often with his favorite purples, blues, and greens.  He next defines his subjects with pointillist technique.  His images emerge from these color fields in a decidedly expressionistic mode; his impasto brushwork expresses emotion.  Each composition is a balance between the abstract and the narrative, the suggested and the specified. The narrative content, typically from literature, at times Shakespearean, provides an allegorical component that partners with an underlying and powerful compositional structure.

Opening reception: July 10, 2015 from 6 pm-8 pm.

Gallery Hours

Monday – Wednesday : 10:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday – Saturday : 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday : 12:00pm – 5:00pm

The Little Foxes

July 2, 2015 - July 11, 2015 - All Day at Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts
122 Green Street
Northampton

The Little Foxes, by Lillian Hellman, directed by Ed Golden.
July 2, 5, 7, 8, 9 at 7:30 PM.
July 3, 4, 10, 11 at 8:00 PM.
July 5 at 2:00 PM.

The work of one of America’s finest and most provocative dramatists spanned thirty years. Lillian Hellman’s life was filled with sex and scandal.  She lived her life on her own terms – apologetic to no one. THE LITTLE FOXES, perhaps her most produced work, is also steeped in sex and scandal. Set in the deep south at the dawn of the 20th century, the ruthless, moneyed Hubbard family live by the “all is fair in love and war” credo. Penned in 1939, the events in Hellman’s work unfold with the stark inevitability of a Greek tragedy.

PaintBox Theatre Presents: Three Little Pigs

July 8, 2015 - July 11, 2015 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm at Northampton Senior Center
67 Conz Street
Northampton

PaintBox Theatre Presents THREE LITTLE PIGS

Northampton, MA: PaintBox Theatre—Northampton’s theatre of imagination and improvisation for all ages—kicks off the 2015 Summer Season with one incredibly silly show, featuring Porky, Oink and Bacon Bits, the Three Little Piggies. We here at PaintBox need our audience’s help. Our problem? We have just three actors and they all want to be the three little pigs. Then who plays the wolf? Guess what? You play the wolf! The entire audience is going to play the wolf in this wild adaptation of a favorite tale. You can come even dressed as a wolf, if you wish. Start practicing your huffing and puffing!

Three Little Pigs features three returning PaintBox actors: Linda Tardif (The Santa Show and Tarzan), Troy David Mercier (Tarzan, Zorro, and Aladdin), and Myka Plunkett (Pirate Girl). As always, the show will include lots of audience participation, artwork created by dozens of local kids, and plenty of belly laughs.

Three Little Pigs AT-A-GLANCE

Adapted and directed by Tom McCabe

Dates: Wednesday, July 8 – Saturday, July 11

Time: Two shows a day: 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Where: Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz Street, Northampton

Tickets: Single Tickets $10. General Seating. Tickets available through BrownPaperTickets.com or at the door. Group discounts available: Email Tom@TomMcCabe.com for details

Website: paintboxtheatre.com

Phone: 413-923-7159

35th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Amherst Crafts on the Common

July 11, 2015 - 12:00 am - 4:00 pm at Amherst Town Common
Amherst, MA 01002
Amherst

The 35th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Amherst Crafts on the Common will be held on the beautiful Amherst Town Common on Saturday, July 11th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. The Fair will feature approximately 120 artisans with all handmade crafts, a food booth, shady picnic area, a wonderful Silent Auction, children’s activities, huge children’s book sale, and musical entertainment throughout the day. The Amherst Crafts on the Common Fair benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County, a program of CHD. For more information visit our website at www.chd.org/bbbs or call (413) 259-3345.

Animal Reiki Training

July 11, 2015 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Pepper’s Place – A Small Animal Sanctuary
55 Loudville Rd
Northampton

Classroom and hands on reiki training with animals. Dress comfortably to be with animals. Materials included. Bring your own lunch, refreshments provided.

$100 for Pepper’s Place volunteers
$225 for general public.

Register with Instructor Kelly McDermott-Burns with $50 deposit.
P.O Box 661
Pittsfield, VT 05762

Or pay via Paypal at www.heartsongreiki.com/reiki-sessions

Cosponsored by Pepper’s Place- A Small Animal Sanctuary and SARA – Sheltered Animal Reiki Association. Proceeds benefit both organizations.

Searson – High Energy Canadian Celtic

July 11, 2015 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Delaney House
3 Country Club Road (Route 5)
Holyoke

The Irish Cultural Center invites you to an evening of music with Searson, from Ontario, Canada. Searson are known for their own original Ottawa Valley style music mixed with Celtic, East Coast, and Scottish, which includes high energy fiddling, passionate vocals and step dancing. This is a special album release show!

The sisters perform on a variety of instruments, including Colleen Searson on fiddle and vocals, and Erin Searson on piano, tenor guitar and vocals. Rounding out the group are seasoned musicians Danno O’Shea on drums and percussion, and Fraser Gauthier on bass and acoustic guitar.

Searson will perform on Saturday, July 11 at 8:00 pm at the Delaney House, 3 Country Club Road (Route 5) in Holyoke, MA. Doors open at 7:00. The Delaney House opens at 5:00 for those who wish to have dinner; reservations are recommended.

Tickets are general admission, table seating. Cost is $20 for ICC members, and $23 for non-members. Limited tickets are available at the door for $28. Tickets are available online at www.ElmsIrishCenter.org or by calling the Irish Cultural Center at 413-265-2537.

The Irish Cultural Center is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

World Rhythms Trio Concert and Percussions Workshop

July 12, 2015 - 2:30 pm - 11:30 pm at Gateway City Arts
92 Race Street
Holyoke

The World Rhythms Trio Concert and Percussion Hands-On Workshop
A highly combustible earthy mixture of World Music, Jazz and Spoken Word

(Holyoke, MA, July 12, 2015) World musicians Tony Vacca, Jo Sallins and Derrik Jordan come together to bring you the World Rhythms Trio, live in concert at Gateway City Arts, 92 Race Street, Holyoke, MA, preceded by a hands-on percussion workshop for experienced and novice percussion enthusiasts.

While each member of the World Rhythms Trio has created a distinguished career of their own in the world music scene, together they create a “highly combustable earthy mixture” of Derrik Jordan’s electric violin lyricism, Jo Sallin’s electric bass grooves and solos and Tony Vacca’s visual and auditory many-faceted spectacle of percussion and spoken word. Beginning at 7:00pm, the concert invites audiences to listen, engage and groove along.

Earlier in the day, from 3:30-5:30, the Trio offers a hands on percussion workshop for first time players as well as advanced professionals who will have the chance to rehearse a piece of music to perform at the evening show. The Trio provides a wide array of percussion instruments including djembe drums, gongs, tuned bells, shakers and more. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own instruments.

Tickets to the concert are $8 and $20 if attending the workshop as well, and can be purchased at www.gatewaycityarts.com. For more information please contact Gateway City Arts at 413-650-2670 or hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Pink Martini

July 13, 2015 - 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm at The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
14 Castle Street
Great Barrington

Pink Martini has been lauded by critics throughout the world for its international flavor and ability to entertain.

Concert: The Klezmatics

July 16, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm at Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst

Blending instrumental and vocal virtuosity and experimentation with theatricality firmly rooted in klezmer and Yiddish tradition, the internationally acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning Klezmatics brought the revival of klezmer into the rock era, blazing the path for the klezmer renaissance with one foot in the shtetl and the other in the downtown avant-garde. Founded in 1986, the Klezmatics have collaborated with diverse musicians including Itzhak Perlman, Arlo Guthrie, and Israeli pop icon Chava Alberstein and worked with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner on A Dybbuk.

This concert is part of Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music (July 16-19).

http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/yidstock2015/events/concert-klezmatics

Yiddish Art Trio

July 17, 2015 - 12:00 am - 6:30 pm at Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst

A supergroup comprising top stars of the new generation of klezmer musicians – clarinetist Michael Winograd, double-bassist and singer Benjy Fox-Rosen, and accordionist Patrick Farrell – the Yiddish Art Trio has been redefining the scope of contemporary Yiddish music since 2009. Deeply rooted in klezmer and Yiddish music, the group uses traditional idioms to explore new forms and harmonies, with music that, whether ecstatic or introspective, is thoughtfully composed and brilliantly performed.

 

This concert is part of Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music.

http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/yidstock2015/events/concert-yiddish-art-trio

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