November 21, 2015 - December 12, 2015 - All Day at Emily Williston Memorial Library
9 Park Street
The Emily Williston Memorial Library is hosting another Holiday Basket Raffle this year! Stop by the library to check out the eight wonderful holiday baskets on display. Win one for yourself, or give it to a friend for a great gift! The tickets are 1 for $2, 3 for $5, and 7 for $10. There are restaurant and business gift cards in each basket, as well as pieces done by local artists! The last day for sales will be at the December 12th Art Walk. Winners will be pulled Monday, December 14th. Come take a chance and support your local library!
November 29, 2015 - November 30, 2015 - All Day at please see description for multiple locations
Arena Civic Theatre announces auditions for their April 2016 production of Spring Awakening, a rock musical written by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik. Based on the play by Frank Wedekind.
Sunday 11/29/15 at 3:00 PM at the Guiding Star Grange (401 Chapman St, Greenfield, MA 01301)
Monday 11/30/15 at 6:30 PM at the Bangs Community Center (70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, MA 01002)
For more information please visit http://arenacivictheatre.org.
December 2, 2015 - 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm at Sweeney Concert Hall
144 Green Street, Smith College
Henry Kramer and Judith Gordon perform works for piano duet.
December 2, 2015 - December 30, 2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Hosmer Gallery
Forbes Library, 20 West St.
Landscapes and Dreams: Photographs by Jim Schlessinger
Within Reach: mystic maps, mudras & mythos by Mona Shiber
December 2 – 30
Reception: Monday December 14, 6-8 PM
Making art long ago became second nature to photographer Jim Schlessinger. He writes: “it’s as natural as breathing. My work is a visual diary, not of where I’ve been, but of what I’ve been thinking. Reflections considered… metaphors evoked. The recognition of a photograph waiting to be made can seem something like déjà vu, when form and content conspire to speak to something partially buried in my subconscious, and all the more meaningful to me. Through my work I’m trying to be a better, more avid observer of the world and of myself and how the two interact.”
Mix Media artist Mona Shiber’s work draws from a wellspring of symbolic imagery. ‘Within Reach’ is a collection of visual offerings; from emerging lotuses and reliquary altars to interpretive bodily forms. While incorporating mix materials of clay, print, fabric, photo and found object, ‘Within Reach’ is inspired by wisdom traditions, perhaps universal, along a pathless path.
December 2, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Earle Recital Hall
144 Green Street, Smith College
Join the Jazz Ensemble, led by Genevieve Rose, for a delightful evening of toe-tapping jazz. The sounds of classic to contemporary big-band arrangements in a casual, family-friendly setting.
December 3, 2015 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm at Sixteen Acres Branch Library
1187 Parker Street
December 3, 2015 - December 6, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Mount Holyoke College Rooke Theatre
50 college st.
The Mount Holyoke College Department of Theatre Arts closes it’s Fall Semester with Jean-Paul Sartre’s play NO EXIT. Directed by MHC alumna Laura Donovan ’13 this classic play considers what happens when a murderess, a coward, and a seductress are trapped together in hell. This production includes set design by Theatre Arts Professor, Vanessa James, costume design by Phuong Nguyen’ 17, along with light and sound design supervised by Lara Dubin, and an all-female student cast.
For Estelle, Garcin, and Inez, hell isn’t the expected fire and brimstone torture. Instead, they discover that “hell is other people”. While they are forced to endlessly replay the choices that caused them eternal damnation, the three act as each other’s judges and psychological torturers in a cycle that will last for eternity.
Performances: December 3-5 at 7:30 pm and December 6 at 2:00 pm
For reservations: (413) 538-2406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets: $5 General Admission | $3 Students and Senior Citizens
December 3, 2015 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Scott Dance Studio
122 Green Street
December 4, 2015 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Scott Dance Studio
122 Green Street
December 4, 2015 - December 5, 2015 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Gateway City Live
92 Race St
Valley Talent Showcase
First Friday of Every Month 8:00pm- Starting Oct 2
Are you a singer-songwriter or a band with creative talent? A singer with an amazing voice? A dancer that can mesmerize an audience? Or someone who has comic or some other unique entertainment talent? Then sign up and head down to The Valley Talent Showcase, a fun monthly live performance event designed to show off exciting new talent in the “Learning Corridor” (Springfield/Hartford/Pioneer Valley) area. Prizes will include awesome gift certificates ($50-$100) to local area businesses as well as cash prizes. Judges will include local area celebrities (elected officials, well known musicians, and other local figures).
Potential performers may include anyone living in this area. These events will not only give the public an opportunity to see the many talented local performers that we are privileged to have in our area but will also provide a platform for these performers to create a buzz that can help kick-start a performing career. Potential performers can be from any form of artistic expression and can be solo or group acts.
While it is a “contest” with celebrity judges and cool prizes, it is presented in a low pressure non-threatening atmosphere that will make all contestants comfortable. Each performer will have a maximum of 8-10 minutes depending upon the number of contestants. Creativity and originality will receive bonus points. At each monthly event prizes will be given for the best first and second place performers. Individual scores will not be announced.
To be a contestant send an email with your name, address, email, photo/video or audio sample (or web link) of your suggested performance to email@example.com. Please also note if you are 21 or older. A house sound system, guitar & bass amps and a drum set will be available for your use as necessary.
A suggested donation of $3 at the door will go towards providing cash prizes to the winners. If you’d like to be a sponsor of these events please contact Mark Sherry at the address above.
Gateway City Live is a new performance venue in Holyoke, Massachusetts dedicated to providing a platform for a wide variety of innovative creative performers as well as new, emerging artists.
Gateway City Live www.gatewaycitylive.com Holyoke, MA
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