May 6, 2016

May 6, 2016 (Friday)
Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents Uncanny Valley: Portraits of the Almost-Human

through – May 8. Lifelike sculptures often have a peculiar, unsettling quality to them, occupying a space known as the “uncanny valley.” But what happens when photographers treat these figures like they would human subjects? Including eleven works by twentieth and twenty-first century photographers, Uncanny Valley aims to capture the stark and strangely intimate world of human-facsimiles.

Easthampton MA

Fort Hill Brewery Live Music

We have live music every Friday 5-7, Saturdays until 8 pm, and on Sundays from 2-6 pm. We will feature live music Thursday through Sunday. Plus, GrillBilly's Barbecue food truck will be parked outside on Saturdays! See schedule .....

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums EXHIBIT: Painterly Masterworks of Turn-of-the-Century Photography

In 1902, a group of visionary photographers broke with convention and began exploring new techniques that would ultimately push the boundaries of the art form. Springfield Museums new traveling exhibit celebrates these ground-breaking photographers from both sides of the Atlantic. Photo-Secession: Painterly Masterworks of Turn-of-the-Century Photography will be on view at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from April 12 through August 28, 2016.

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Mini-Law School

Western New England University School of Law has created a Mini-Law School program to help non-lawyers gain a basic understanding of legal topics, and dispel misinformation about the legal system. Western New England University School of Law will open its doors to the community with a five-week program focusing on Gender, Sexuality, Families, and the Law. The Mini-Law School will be held from April 12 – May 10, 2016 on Tuesday evenings from 6-8:00 p.m.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Science Adventure

Science Adventure presented by the U.S. Air Force. April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, or 20, this unique classroom setting features hands-on interactive activities that showcase how science and physics are used at the park and in the U.S. Air Force. Students will go on a thrill-packed scavenger hunt around the park, using clues, collecting data, and solving problems to observe the mechanics of coasters. Students will work in teams and meet the U.S. Air Force STEM personnel, as well as zany scientists along the way for help!

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Eubrontes Dinosaur Track - Connecticut River ValleyWhere is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. The Nash Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop is located about one mile from where the first dinosaur tracks in the Connecticut River Valley were found in 1802 by a farmer named Pliny Moody. Open daily - closed Wednesday. Adults $ 3.00, Children $ 2.00.

Indian Orchard MA

The Titanic Museum

Museum store update, January 27th 2010You'll step into home of the world-famous Titanic Historical Society Collection where you will relive 1912 at the Titanic Museum. Throughout the intimate landmark museum, visitors will see Titanic legends come to life. A tribute to the ill-fated liner, rare artifacts tell stories of passengers and crew. You will learn more about Titanic history and have lots of fun. The atmosphere is very informal and enjoyable for the whole family. Personally hosted by the Kamudas, the founding family, who readily answer your questions about Titanic and the displays.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents “Kinetic Thought-Waves”

The Art Gallery at Western New England University will host “Kinetic Thought-Waves,” an exhibit by Marjorie Kaye, from April 17- May 21. An opening reception will take place on April 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kaye will offer insight into her work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. General Art Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls & Photographs by Trish Crapo

Two series of photographs by Leyden resident Trish Crapo will be on exhibit at the Avenue A Storefront Galleries, now through May 21. Trish Crapo's photography and collage have been exhibited at galleries in Western Massachusetts, Boston, Vermont, at The New School in New York City, and, as part The War and Peace Project, in Moscow and Tula, Russia. She works as a freelance writer and photographer for, among other publications, The Greenfield Recorder.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry

New England Falconry's Profile PhotoNew England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11"

Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11, a new traveling exhibit at the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. The exhibit features 343 portraits by artist Dawn Howkinson Siebel, one for every New York City firefighter lost in the World Trade Center attacks. Together, the images create a wall measuring 21 feet long, allowing visitors to come face to face with men who made their living running toward danger and saving lives, even at the risk of their own.
Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Annual Student Exhibition

The Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, located on the Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) campus, is now showcasing the artwork of STCC students during its annual student exhibition on view Tuesday, April 26 through Saturday, May 7. A reception for all student artists and photographers will be held on Wednesday, April 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In addition, the Camera Obscura Room will be open to the public from April 27-May 7. A must see!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

LAST WEEKS! In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum through May 15.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant "Maifest"

May 1-31. "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 12-3:30 p.m.) This is a wonderful event for the whole family. We're filling up fast so make your reservations today!

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Every Day Art Program

Lift, Peek, Pull May 4 - June 7, 10:00am. Free with Museum Admission. Some picture books have special pages with flaps, tabs, and pockets, hiding characters and objects for you to find. Learn a few new paper construction tricks and create your very own story book filled with surprises using scissors, tape and glue.

Springfield MA

Uno Chicago Bar and Grill Live Music Summer Courtyard Series

The music runs from 6 to 10 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday, and 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. All shows are weather permitting. Monday - Smith and Decker. Tuesday - Gary S. Jones Project. Wednesday - Eagle Eyes. Thursday - Good Acoustics. Friday - Emotion. Saturday - Tom Ingram Band. Sunday - Ethel Lee Ensemble.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Theater Shorts"

“Theater Shorts: a collection of seven award winning plays” The line-up features “Winter Games,” by Rachel Bonds; “Crazy Eights,” by David Lindsay-Abaire; “The Blueberry Hill Accord,” by Daryl Watson; “So Tell Me About This Guy,” by Dolores Whiskeyman; “Jerry Springer is God,” by Matt Pelfrey; “Creep,” by James Christy; and “The Battle of Bull Run Always Makes Me Cry,” by Carole Real. Performances are on Thursday, May 5 at 11 a.m.; Friday, May 6, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, May 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Stars Over Springfield

The large rooftop telescope will be re-open for sky gazing on May 6 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the “Stars Over Springfield” observatory series. These programs take place on the first Friday of each month. $3 for adults and $2 for children 17 and under. Each event features an introductory talk on topics such as space exploration, seasonal sights of the night sky, current astronomical research, or upcoming events like eclipses or comet appearances. The featured talk on May 6 is "How to Photograph the Moon Using a Telescope."

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Bob Marley

May 6, 6:00 PM | Doors open at 6:00 PM / Show starts at 7:30 PM | $28.00. Celebrating 15 years as a stand-up comic, Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought-after comedians in the country. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late- night TV circuit.

Amherst MA

College Commencement University of Massachusetts

Friday, May 6. Graduate School 9:00 a.m. on campus. Undergraduate 4:30 p.m. on campus

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Meet Rockwell's Models

Friday May 6, 2:30PM. Find out what it was like to pose for America's favorite illustrator from Rockwell's own models, who share their personal experiences. Free with Museum admission, members free.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Craft Fair

Friday, May 6th, 11am - 2pm. Just in time for Mothers Day!  Enjoy shopping with a variety of local artisans at this spring arts and crafts fair choose form jewelry, chocolates soaps quilted items and more!