May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017 (Tuesday)
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, The Legend of the Lares

In ancient Rome, the domestic gods called Lares Familiares took the form of bronze statuettes or painted figures and were worshipped daily in household shrines. The Legend of the Lares, curated by 2015 Mount Holyoke College graduate Taylor Anderson, provides an overview of these enigmatic and versatile gods, and the devotional tools of the Roman home. The gem-like installation features more than a dozen bronze Lares and other gods. On view through May 28

Springfield MA

Uno Chicago Bar and Grill Live Music Summer Courtyard Series

This year's series will kick off May 1 and run nightly through Sept. 3, then Thursdays through Sundays from Sept. 7 to Oct. 1. There is no cover charge for these shows and the music runs 6-10 p.m. All shows are weather permitting.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant "Maifest"

"Maifest," complete with May wine, and a special menu. Dinner reservations can be made starting at 5 p.m. Strolling singers performing favorites from the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic "The Sound of Music." Performances are scheduled from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday (Mother's Day 12-3:15p.m.) This is a wonderful event for the whole family. We're filling up fast so make your reservations today!

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Exhibit: Beyond the Forest

to October 15. The visiting exhibit Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, photographs by Loli Kantor, is now open at the Yiddish Book Center. Beyond the Forest considers the re-emergence of Jewish life in a region where Jewish communities were once destroyed. Kantor, an Israeli-American photographer, took the photographs over the course of nearly a decade. Kantor will give a gallery talk about Beyond the Forest at the Yiddish Book Center at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 30.

The Forks ME

Crab Apple Whitewater, Kennebec River Trips

We have some great Spring Specials for those of you who want to be some of the first to challenge the rapids of the Kennebec River Gorge, through May 26: $70pp weekdays, $80pp weekends. The Kennebec River white water rafting adventure begins at Harris Station Dam and immediately enters a narrow gorge, hundreds of feet deep. Quickly picking up speed, rafts plunge through huge rolling waves and heart-pounding drops run expertly by our professional guides.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Exhibit: "Why We Collect"

"Why We Collect: Recent Acquisitions at Historic Deerfield, 2010-2017," opening Friday, May 5, presents more than 20 highlights from the collection that have been acquired in the past seven years.  The exhibition also explains how these objects help us to understand everyday life, work, and culture in New England's past, and why the museum's staff added them to the collection. The exhibition will be on view through February 11, 2018.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

through May 29. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums, Meet Your Samurai Ancestors

Extended by popular demand! Springfield Museums host a unique and imaginative exhibit that brings together original graphic novel art from the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series with colorful Japanese woodblock prints depicting samurai warriors and examples of 19th century armor and swords used by actual samurai. Turtle Power! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Samurai Heroes draws from Japanese artwork, arms, and armor to provide visitors with a rare glimpse of the real-life inspiration for the popular cartoon and graphic novel series. through – Sept 3, 2017.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Farmers Market at Forest Park

The Market is open, rain or shine, Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Those heading to the Market enjoy free admission to Forest Park.

Springfield MA

CityStage & What's On Worthington (And Fort!)

May 23, starts at 5:30PM at CityStage. Experience a fun – and delicious – night out in downtown Springfield! You’ll enjoy appetizers and desserts from four restaurants on Worthington and Fort, a 2-course dinner at your pre-selected restaurant, and entertainment, door prizes and a silent auction at CityStage. $75. And a Chance To Win Tickets To The Hit Broadway Musical 'Hamilton."