April 19, 2015

April 19, 2015 (Sunday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents Disney On Ice Passport to Adventure

Apr 15 - 19 , 2015 - 7:00 PM. $15-$62. Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure. Embark on the ultimate sightseeing vacation with all of your favorite Disney characters in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure. Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Daisy on a journey to the magical worlds of Disney's The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan and Lilo & Stitch. Upbeat music, lovable characters and exciting destinations make Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure a vacation you'll never forget.

Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning at Elms College Presents "wycinanki'

There will be a free exhibit of more than 100 examples of the work Monday through Sunday, April 15 through April 30, from 1-5 p.m. On Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. there will be lecture by Susan A. Urban, an art teacher and local expert in the art of paper cutting. She will give a "guided tour" of the different wycinanki at the exhibit, noting the two basic styles: those with layered colors and those with a single-colored design. The event is open to the general public at no charge. Then, there will be a class with Urban on Polish paper cutting on Saturday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. There is no fee for the paper-cutting class, but registration is requested.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Presents Happy 330th Birthday, Bach!

To celebrate J.S. Bach’s 330th birthday, the UMass Amherst Department of Music and Dance is presenting a major Bach Festival of Concerts and a Symposium from Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19.  Participants will include Music Department faculty, local professional and alumni musicians, advanced music students, and guests--regional, national and international scholars and performers.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Hollywood Guns Exhibit

April 18 – September 30. Hollywood Guns Exhibit. Springfield Armory firearms in classic movies and the often historically inaccurate representation of these iconic weapons. April 25, at 6:00 pm come to the premier opening reception of the Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood exhibit. Join us for an enjoyable evening with refreshments and a cash bar.  Free Admission to the Museum and Reception.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Special Activities for School Vacation Week

Try a museum treasure hunt or discover the importance of black walnut trees for making firearms. Earn a Junior Ranger badge, patch, and certificate. Bring the whole family! Scheduled events for the week are as follows: Saturday, April 18 at 2:00pm: Springfield Armory Book Talk. Sunday, April 19 at 2:00pm: The Road Home from Appomattox: Wednesday, April 22, 10:00am. Build and Keep a Bird Feeder. Thursday, April 23, 2:00pm: Armory Worker Doll Making Workshop. Friday, April 24, 2:00pm: Stand proudly as a Soldier. Saturday, Saturday, April 25, 1:30pm: Eyes on Owls.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Family Farm Fest

April 18, to April 26. Young and old are invited to celebrate spring with the arrival of baby animals and the prepping of our fields at Old Sturbridge Village. Meet the Village’s cuddly, heritage breed newborns up-close and experience first-hand the responsibilities of raising animals on a farm in 1830. Visit with a variety of animals including cattle, lambs, goats, chicks, bunnies and piglets. Compete in our Farm Olympics, check out some antique tractors, and listen to the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band, and Laura Ingles Wilder will be with us!

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

UMass Amherst Marimba Bands and Ensembles Saturday, April 18, 8pm, Bowker Auditorium. UMASS AMHERST WIND ENSEMBLE in CONCERT Wednesday, April 22, 8pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. Infinite Variation to be performed by the UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, April 23 at 8pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.

Mullins Center UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Mullins Center Presents Timeflies, Hoodie Allen and Chance the Rapper

April 19, 7:00 PM. Timeflies started in 2010, and released their debut album, "The Scotch Tape." Hoodie Allen brings a refreshing sound to the hip-hop scene. His albums and EPS have graced the charts numerous times including 2012’s All American which debuted at #1 on iTunes in the US & Canada as well as #10 overall on Billboard Top 200. Chance the Rapper is a hip hop recording artist from the Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.

Northampton MA

Forbes Library Presents Maltese Falcon

April 19, 4:00pm. With a special introduction by Larry Hott of Florentine Films. Tickets are $7 each and can be purchased from the Academy of Music. Some film histories consider “The Maltese Falcon” the first film noir.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Landscapes: The Red Mountain Series

Elizabeth Solley Caine has spent a great deal of time in many of our national parks observing the uniqueness of each. Deriving their striking palette, dominated by variations of rich red, her works paint the natural world as a force that is formidable, alluring and ultimately consuming. The size of the paintings in relationship to the size of the room creates an atmosphere that affects the viewer. Hanging multiple paintings together that have strong common elements, as in this Red Mountain Series, creates an installation of sorts. There will be an opening reception on April 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrate Earth Day with Festival

The Springfield Science Museum annual Earth Day Festival on the Quadrangle grounds on April 19 from 11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. (rain or shine). A wide range of environmental advocacy groups will be on hand, along with interactive displays from. There will also be bluegrass music from “The Boys of the Landfill” (11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.), giveaways of seedlings from the Springfield Forestry Division, and ice cream from Friendly’s Ice Cream.

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Presents Annual Anti-Bullying Scholarship Gala

April 19, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. 5th annual Anti-Bullying Scholarship Gala. Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover Foundation Scholarship. Benefit for scholarship funds to outstanding high school seniors who've demonstrated leadership and anti-bullying efforts in their schools and communities.

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 Vacation Week Fun!

April 19-24. Girl's Night Out, Crazy Socks Day, Adult Night Party, Hello Kitty Party, and more. Thursday 9:30 - 11:30, 25 cents Admission! Discount passes are distributed through the schools, and the kids should ask for theirs from the teachers.

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Presents Mamele

Film: Mamele (1938) April 19, at 2 PM. A classic musical comedy about interwar Jewish life in Poland. Yiddish film star Molly Picon plays a dutiful daughter keeping her family intact after her mother’s death—until she falls for a handsome musician across the courtyard. In Yiddish with new English subtitles. Presented as part of the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival.

Springfield MA

Blackjack Steakhouse Wine Dinner

Blackjack Steakhouse in Springfield is hosting its inaugural wine dinner on April 19. The dinner, which will begin at 6 p.m., will feature wine pairings from the "Wines that Rock" and "Fifty Shades of Gray" portfolios. Blackjack chef Peter Stewart is developing a menu that will incorporate rack of lamb and rum-butter salmon among its six courses. Reservations are essential for this dinner. $75.