Community Events

Diggity Dogs Service Dogs’ Fall Fundraising & Public Education Campaign is kicked off at Hope & Olive’s Free Soup & Games Night

October 6, 2014 - December 22, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm at Hope & Olive
679 Mohawk Trail

On October 6th at Hope & Olive’s Free Soup & Games Night Diggity Dogs will launch a fall fundraising and public education campaign that will culminate in the placement of multiple service dogs at no cost to the recipients.

The event will include a raffle, door prizes, entertainment and, as always, great company!

Come on down and bring a friend or twelve.

We need your support!

Cultural Survival Bazaar

December 19, 2014 - December 21, 2014 - 10:00 am - 10:00 pm at The Shops at Prudential Center, Belvidere Arcade
800 Boylston Street

Friday & Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


A Festival of Native Arts & Cultures from Around the World.

We feature Native artisans and performers, fairly traded products benefiting the livelihoods of artisans, projects in their communities, and fair trade.

Shop unique art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, & much more. Enjoy “world” music performances, meet our guest artisans, travel the world in one place.

Cultural Survival offers several free admission events this holiday season. Each event provides you with direct access to thousands of items, handmade by Indigenous artisans from around the world.

Every item has a deeper story from the projects it supports, to the artisans who made them. Learn about our work in partnership with communities around the world.  Together we work to defend Indigenous rights, lands, languages, and cultures.

For details visit our website at

Promo Video:


The Santa Show!

December 19, 2014 - December 21, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Northampton High School
380 Elm Street

PaintBox Theatre—Northampton’s theatre of imagination and improvisation for all ages—makes a December appearance with The Santa Show! This year’s all-new show stars Santa, Mrs. Claus, a bunch of elves, and Blitzen the reindeer.

Poor Mrs. Claus: she works hard all year and no one seems to notice! Her secret wish? To travel with Santa this Christmas, delivering toys, seeing the children, and maybe even enjoying a picnic aboard the sleigh. Who will tell Santa?

The Santa Show! features many of PaintBox Theatre’s favorite actors, including Linda Tardif (Jane in Tarzan), Trenda Loftin (Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother), Connor Paradis, Mina Bond, and Alex Koester as elves, and Santa, as himself. It’s for Santa fans young and old, who love audience participation, Christmas sing-a-longs, and serious laughs.

The Santa Show! AT-A-GLANCE
Adapted and directed by Tom McCabe

Dates: Friday, December 19, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 20, 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 21, 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Where: Northampton High School, 380 Elm Street, Northampton

Tickets: Single Tickets $10. General Seating. Tickets available through or at the door. Group discounts available: call 413-923-7159 for details.


Phone: 413-923-7159

Polish Christmas Carol Sing Along

January 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at St. Valentine’s Church
127 King Street

Polish Christmas Carol Sing Along
The Polish Heritage Committee in Northampton is sponsoring a Polish Christmas Carol Sing Along on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. at St. Valentine Polish National Catholic Church, 127 King Street, Northampton, MA  All friends of Polonia are cordially invited to attend.  The carols will be led by singers from area church choirs.  An afternoon of music and fellowship is surely to be enjoyed by all.  Refreshments will follow the event (in the parish hall of the church).  If anyone has any questions, please call Chris Newman at 413-584-4531 or Bob Gibowicz at 413-586-1079.

Happier Valley Comedy Show

January 10, 2015 - 8:00 pm at Arts Block Cafe
289 Main St.

All-new, monthly improv comedy show featuring local favorites THE HA-HA’S with special guests BOSTON’S UNSCRIPTED MUSICAL PROJECT who will be improvising an entire musical on the spot! PG-13.

Recent Headlines

in Music

This week’s top alternative tracks


LISTEN: This week's top alternative songs, according to the weekly Billboard chart.

in Viral Videos

WATCH: The ‘Force’ is strong with this home


If you weren't already excited for the next "Star Wars" movie, this house will change your mind.

in Viral Videos

WATCH: Airman ‘Santa’ surprises 6-year-old son at storytime


Aaron Williams was sad that his dad, stationed in South Korea, wouldn't be stateside for the holidays ... but a little Christmas magic gave him a gift he'll never forget.

in Entertainment, Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Colbert’s star-studded farewell to ‘Report’


Stephen Colbert bid farewell with the help of scores of celebrities in a rousing sendoff to the tune of "We'll Meet Again."

in Music

Michael Stipe offered up as garage sale bargain

Michael Stipe attends the "Young Ones" premiere at the Landmark Sunshine on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in New York.

Watch Former R.E.M. star Michael Stipe star in a skit to mark the end of TV host Stephen Colbert's late-night show.