Community Events

    Student Composition Recital

    May 3, 2016 - 7:00 pm at Earle Recital Hall
    144 Green Street, Smith College
    Northampton

    New works by Smith composition students, performed by the Wet Ink Ensemble.

    Wednesday Night Open Mic

    May 4, 2016 - May 5, 2016 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Berkshire Pizzeria
    72 Main St
    Charlemont


    Berkshire Pizzeria is hosting another Open Mic! Every Wednesday from now until next November artists are invited to join us got a fun filled night of Original Music, Poetry, Stand Up and various Circus Performances. Show starts at 7pm and goes until 9pm, unless the place is really hopping, then we go until question mark!!

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    Northampton High School Student Art Exhibition

    May 5, 2016 - May 6, 2016 - All Day at Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
    20 West Street
    Northampton

    Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton

    Reception: Friday May 13, 5-7 PM (Arts Night Out)

    Students in Foundations of Art, Ceramics 1 & 2, Drawing & Painting 1, Graphic Design, and Honors Art 1-4 at Northampton High School will exhibit work in a variety of media. The selection is curated by teachers Lisa Leary and Sheryl Jaffe.

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    Northampton High School Student Art Exhibition

    May 6, 2016 - May 7, 2016 - All Day at Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
    20 West Street
    Northampton

    Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton

    Reception: Friday May 13, 5-7 PM (Arts Night Out)

    Students in Foundations of Art, Ceramics 1 & 2, Drawing & Painting 1, Graphic Design, and Honors Art 1-4 at Northampton High School will exhibit work in a variety of media. The selection is curated by teachers Lisa Leary and Sheryl Jaffe.

    Rebecca Clark: Along the River

    May 6, 2016 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Salmon Falls Gallery
    1 Ashfield St
    Shelburne Falls

    Along the River
    pastels by Rebecca Clark
    May 6 through June 27
    Reception: Sunday, May 15, 4-6pm
    Music: TBA

    Salmon Falls Gallery has loved the artwork of Deerfield artist Rebecca Clark since 2010 when she first started exhibiting here. Her works give one the best of pastel drawing, a soft tactile look combined with intense color, all blended into the fanciful abstractions she calls her Patty Pan Series, her works in pastel.

    The drawing titled Along the River is #296 in the Patty Pan Series and it is the piece anchoring this solo exhibit. Some images are easily identified as being truly along the river; you will recognize the mountains, sky and flora. Other drawings move away from the representational sense of this rare place and brief moment of time we spend here. Clark lives near the Deerfield River and among the rolling hills just south of Greenfield. Her work reflects the harmony between the lovely silvery water, towering hills, abundant flowers and greens, and those ever changing clouds above. It also begs us to play and imagine the scenes in a completely new way, maybe the way the 4-year-old within each of us might see lollipop trees towering over hills that look small and quite manageable against their size.

    Come meet the artist, and let yourself play with her images, a task completely good for your soul! Exhibit runs through June 27, reception is Sunday, May 15, 4-6pm. For directions and more information go to www.SalmonFallsGallery.com.

    The Valley Talent Showcase

    May 6, 2016 - May 7, 2016 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Gateway City Live
    92 Race St
    Holyoke

    Valley Talent Showcase

    Fun—Prizes—Celebrity Judges

    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 marksherry@gatewaycityarts.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  

    (413) 650-2670

    Sugar Biscuit: Underground Shakedown

    May 6, 2016 - May 7, 2016 - 10:00 pm - 2:00 am at

    Join LeFox and Trotting Fox Entertainment for a Pride Kick-off party at the Basement. We’re dancing to celebrate queer club culture for Northampton Pride Weekend!

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    Northampton High School Student Art Exhibition

    May 7, 2016 - May 8, 2016 - All Day at Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
    20 West Street
    Northampton

    Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton

    Reception: Friday May 13, 5-7 PM (Arts Night Out)

    Students in Foundations of Art, Ceramics 1 & 2, Drawing & Painting 1, Graphic Design, and Honors Art 1-4 at Northampton High School will exhibit work in a variety of media. The selection is curated by teachers Lisa Leary and Sheryl Jaffe.

    Rebecca Clark: Along the River

    May 7, 2016 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Salmon Falls Gallery
    1 Ashfield St
    Shelburne Falls

    Along the River
    pastels by Rebecca Clark
    May 6 through June 27
    Reception: Sunday, May 15, 4-6pm
    Music: TBA

    Salmon Falls Gallery has loved the artwork of Deerfield artist Rebecca Clark since 2010 when she first started exhibiting here. Her works give one the best of pastel drawing, a soft tactile look combined with intense color, all blended into the fanciful abstractions she calls her Patty Pan Series, her works in pastel.

    The drawing titled Along the River is #296 in the Patty Pan Series and it is the piece anchoring this solo exhibit. Some images are easily identified as being truly along the river; you will recognize the mountains, sky and flora. Other drawings move away from the representational sense of this rare place and brief moment of time we spend here. Clark lives near the Deerfield River and among the rolling hills just south of Greenfield. Her work reflects the harmony between the lovely silvery water, towering hills, abundant flowers and greens, and those ever changing clouds above. It also begs us to play and imagine the scenes in a completely new way, maybe the way the 4-year-old within each of us might see lollipop trees towering over hills that look small and quite manageable against their size.

    Come meet the artist, and let yourself play with her images, a task completely good for your soul! Exhibit runs through June 27, reception is Sunday, May 15, 4-6pm. For directions and more information go to www.SalmonFallsGallery.com.

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    Pioneer Valley Roller Derby Double Header

    May 7, 2016 - 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm at The Bunker
    296 Nonotuck St.
    Florence

    Pioneer Valley Roller Derby (PVRD), the first flat track roller derby league in the nation to have both women’s and men’s teams and most recently an all-/no-gender team, continues their 10th anniversary season with a doubleheader on Saturday, May 7th.

    In Game 1, Western Mass Destruction (PVRD) plays again the Northwood Knockouts of Central Maine Derby (Bangor, ME).
    In Game 2, United Front, PVRD’s all-/no-gender team, makes their 2016 home season debut against a mixed team of skaters from Twin City Riot of Central Vermont Roller Derby and the Mean Mountain Boys of Vermont Men’s Roller Derby.
    After cheering on the PVRD contingent in the Noho Pride Parade on May 7th, come follow the action trackside at 296 Nonotuck St in Florence MA.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 7-12, and free for kids 6 and under.  Doors open at 3pm.  Games start at 4pm and 5:30pm respectively.  Afterparty to follow at Packard’s, 14 Masonic St, Northampton MA.
    Established in 2006, Pioneer Valley Roller Derby is Western Massachusetts’ premier flat track roller derby club. PVRD is a member-run non-profit organization, with men’s, women’s, all-/no-gender, and junior divisions. PVRD’s 10th anniversary home games take place on April 2, May 7, June 25,July 16, and September 17. Visit PVRD online at www.pioneervalleyrollerderby.com or facebook.com/PioneerValleyRollerDerby.

    Northampton Pride: The IT Show!

    May 7, 2016 - May 8, 2016 - 10:00 pm - 2:00 am at

    The IT Show! We’re going all out for Northampton Pride at the Iron Horse. Afropanther will open for LeFox for two amazing dance sets. In between Tytania Loveless Lockhart and Robin Cradles will host a ballroom style walk-off, with prizes from the hottest local businesses! We can’t wait to dance the night away with you!

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    Northampton High School Student Art Exhibition

    May 8, 2016 - May 9, 2016 - All Day at Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
    20 West Street
    Northampton

    Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton

    Reception: Friday May 13, 5-7 PM (Arts Night Out)

    Students in Foundations of Art, Ceramics 1 & 2, Drawing & Painting 1, Graphic Design, and Honors Art 1-4 at Northampton High School will exhibit work in a variety of media. The selection is curated by teachers Lisa Leary and Sheryl Jaffe.

    Rebecca Clark: Along the River

    May 8, 2016 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Salmon Falls Gallery
    1 Ashfield St
    Shelburne Falls

    Along the River
    pastels by Rebecca Clark
    May 6 through June 27
    Reception: Sunday, May 15, 4-6pm
    Music: TBA

    Salmon Falls Gallery has loved the artwork of Deerfield artist Rebecca Clark since 2010 when she first started exhibiting here. Her works give one the best of pastel drawing, a soft tactile look combined with intense color, all blended into the fanciful abstractions she calls her Patty Pan Series, her works in pastel.

    The drawing titled Along the River is #296 in the Patty Pan Series and it is the piece anchoring this solo exhibit. Some images are easily identified as being truly along the river; you will recognize the mountains, sky and flora. Other drawings move away from the representational sense of this rare place and brief moment of time we spend here. Clark lives near the Deerfield River and among the rolling hills just south of Greenfield. Her work reflects the harmony between the lovely silvery water, towering hills, abundant flowers and greens, and those ever changing clouds above. It also begs us to play and imagine the scenes in a completely new way, maybe the way the 4-year-old within each of us might see lollipop trees towering over hills that look small and quite manageable against their size.

    Come meet the artist, and let yourself play with her images, a task completely good for your soul! Exhibit runs through June 27, reception is Sunday, May 15, 4-6pm. For directions and more information go to www.SalmonFallsGallery.com.

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    VT Shakedown, Celebrating Mothers @ The Pizza Stone!

    May 8, 2016 - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm at

    Come to the Pizza Stone, to celebrate Moms, Grandmoms, Moms-to-be! Listen/groove to world music and funk, eat some great pizza pie, and dance with the kids to VT Shakedown… Free!

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    Northampton High School Student Art Exhibition

    May 9, 2016 - May 10, 2016 - All Day at Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
    20 West Street
    Northampton

    Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton

    Reception: Friday May 13, 5-7 PM (Arts Night Out)

    Students in Foundations of Art, Ceramics 1 & 2, Drawing & Painting 1, Graphic Design, and Honors Art 1-4 at Northampton High School will exhibit work in a variety of media. The selection is curated by teachers Lisa Leary and Sheryl Jaffe.

    Rebecca Clark: Along the River

    May 9, 2016 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Salmon Falls Gallery
    1 Ashfield St
    Shelburne Falls

    Along the River
    pastels by Rebecca Clark
    May 6 through June 27
    Reception: Sunday, May 15, 4-6pm
    Music: TBA

    Salmon Falls Gallery has loved the artwork of Deerfield artist Rebecca Clark since 2010 when she first started exhibiting here. Her works give one the best of pastel drawing, a soft tactile look combined with intense color, all blended into the fanciful abstractions she calls her Patty Pan Series, her works in pastel.

    The drawing titled Along the River is #296 in the Patty Pan Series and it is the piece anchoring this solo exhibit. Some images are easily identified as being truly along the river; you will recognize the mountains, sky and flora. Other drawings move away from the representational sense of this rare place and brief moment of time we spend here. Clark lives near the Deerfield River and among the rolling hills just south of Greenfield. Her work reflects the harmony between the lovely silvery water, towering hills, abundant flowers and greens, and those ever changing clouds above. It also begs us to play and imagine the scenes in a completely new way, maybe the way the 4-year-old within each of us might see lollipop trees towering over hills that look small and quite manageable against their size.

    Come meet the artist, and let yourself play with her images, a task completely good for your soul! Exhibit runs through June 27, reception is Sunday, May 15, 4-6pm. For directions and more information go to www.SalmonFallsGallery.com.

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    Northampton High School Student Art Exhibition

    May 10, 2016 - May 11, 2016 - All Day at Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
    20 West Street
    Northampton

    Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton

    Reception: Friday May 13, 5-7 PM (Arts Night Out)

    Students in Foundations of Art, Ceramics 1 & 2, Drawing & Painting 1, Graphic Design, and Honors Art 1-4 at Northampton High School will exhibit work in a variety of media. The selection is curated by teachers Lisa Leary and Sheryl Jaffe.

    Rebecca Clark: Along the River

    May 10, 2016 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Salmon Falls Gallery
    1 Ashfield St
    Shelburne Falls

    Along the River
    pastels by Rebecca Clark
    May 6 through June 27
    Reception: Sunday, May 15, 4-6pm
    Music: TBA

    Salmon Falls Gallery has loved the artwork of Deerfield artist Rebecca Clark since 2010 when she first started exhibiting here. Her works give one the best of pastel drawing, a soft tactile look combined with intense color, all blended into the fanciful abstractions she calls her Patty Pan Series, her works in pastel.

    The drawing titled Along the River is #296 in the Patty Pan Series and it is the piece anchoring this solo exhibit. Some images are easily identified as being truly along the river; you will recognize the mountains, sky and flora. Other drawings move away from the representational sense of this rare place and brief moment of time we spend here. Clark lives near the Deerfield River and among the rolling hills just south of Greenfield. Her work reflects the harmony between the lovely silvery water, towering hills, abundant flowers and greens, and those ever changing clouds above. It also begs us to play and imagine the scenes in a completely new way, maybe the way the 4-year-old within each of us might see lollipop trees towering over hills that look small and quite manageable against their size.

    Come meet the artist, and let yourself play with her images, a task completely good for your soul! Exhibit runs through June 27, reception is Sunday, May 15, 4-6pm. For directions and more information go to www.SalmonFallsGallery.com.

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    Bread and Puppet Theater

    May 10, 2016 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Gateway City Arts
    92 Race Street
    Holyoke

    Bread & Puppet Theater comes to Holyoke with a brand new giant puppet show. “The Underneath the Above Show #1 (inspired by the forthcoming elections in the greatest country in the history of the universe)” is a new work written and directed by Bread and Puppet founder Peter Schumann. It takes place in a distant, mountainous country much different from ours, where successive unsuccessful cardboard kings reign with fleeting promise over an over-life-size, technicolor cardboard electorate operated by a hardhat workforce prone to coffee breaks, until the eternally-hopeful population installs a jolly old god in the highest office of the land. It’s a hilarious, timely antidote to the election-themed entertainment on TV. And, with its raucous energy and blaring palette, it makes a great spring hurrah!

    Bread & Puppet Theater is an internationally recognized company that champions a visually rich, street-theater brand of performance art filled with music, dance and slapstick. Its shows are political and spectacular, with huge puppets made of paper maché and cardboard. Founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side, The theater has been based in Northeastern Vermont since the early 1970s.

    This show is appropriate for all ages, but contains some loud noises.

    $15-$25 Sliding Scale / http://www.gatewaycityarts.com/#!bread-and-puppet-theater/zaouk
    413-650-2670, hello@gatewaycityarts.com

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    Northampton High School Student Art Exhibition

    May 11, 2016 - May 12, 2016 - All Day at Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
    20 West Street
    Northampton

    Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton

    Reception: Friday May 13, 5-7 PM (Arts Night Out)

    Students in Foundations of Art, Ceramics 1 & 2, Drawing & Painting 1, Graphic Design, and Honors Art 1-4 at Northampton High School will exhibit work in a variety of media. The selection is curated by teachers Lisa Leary and Sheryl Jaffe.

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