November 23, 2014

November 23, 2014 (Sunday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly "mini" Tours

The Springfield Museums’ informal half-hour “mini-tours” every Sunday at 1 PM by volunteer docent educators. The tours highlight a different element of the unique collections of one of the four museums, and are free with Museum admission. Topics for this month are: Nov. 2 - Japan Arms and Armor. Nov. 9 - Neo-impressionism. Nov. 16 - Dutch Treat: Dutch and Flemish Paintings, From Surreal to Sublime. Nov. 23 - Row, Row, Row Your Boat:  the Past and Future of Recreational Boating on the Connecticut River.

Mullins Center UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Mullins Center Presents Holidaze Toy Drive

Running through Saturday, Nov. 29. The goal of the drive is to collect new toys for less-fortunate children during the holidays. Members of the public are urged to drop items off at the Mullins Center box office Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Everyone who donates a toy will receive $5 off their ticket to see “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” on Dec. 11.

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents Matisse Drawings

Matisse Drawings: Curated by Ellsworth Kelly from The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation Collection. 30 August-14 December. the exhibition is quite unique in that it was not put together by a curator. Instead, Stomberg asked artist Ellsworth Kelly, now 92, to select pieces for the show.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Origami Interpretations

Origami Interpretations, an exhibit of twenty-five vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints by New York artist, Gloria Garfinkel, will be on view at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum from November 18, 2014 – April 26, 2015.  The works, produced in the late 20th century, feature bold color, energetic patterns, and abstract compositions inspired by Japanese designs and origami forms.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Thanksgiving Classic Dog Show

Nov 20, 2014 - Nov 23. Conformation and obedience events. Better Living Center & Mallary North Young Building. 7am-7pm. Admission: Free.

American International College, Springfield MA

American International College Presents Angels in America

November 21-23: Friday and Saturday at 7 pm; Sunday at 2 pm.  Admission is free and open to the public. Due to harsh language and adult content, this play is not recommended for children. The theater arts program at American International College will present Angels in America, Millennium Approaches:  A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. The Pulitzer prize-winning play by Tony Kushner is set in 1985 in New York City at the height of the AIDS crisis. The characters in this play live in a world where the stakes are high and survival is the goal.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Presents Create Your Own Thanksgiving Day Decoration

Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 22 & 23 We’ll help you create your own Thanksgiving Day decoration. Thursday, Nov. 27: Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Our best wishes to all families for a very happy holiday! Friday, Nov. 28, Open 12- 4 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Presents The Jester

November 23, at 2 PM. Set in the lively Yiddish vaudeville scene of 1930s Warsaw, shortly before the venues were destroyed and many of the performers were killed in the Holocaust. In Yiddish with English subtitles.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents The Western New England Bridal Shows

November 23, 2014 - 11:00 AM. Convention Center. The Western New England Bridal Shows, held in November and March each year at the MassMutual Center, are the area's largest one day bridal shows. See a spectacular Multimedia Fashion Show, hear live music performances by the area's best performers, and visit with over 100 of Western New England's finest wedding service providers. Admission is $6 In Advance and $8 At The Door.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

November 23. UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra concert. 12noon, Bowker Auditorium. University Chamber Choir, Chorale, Recital & Women’s Choirs in performance. 3pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. Vocal Jazz Ensemble concert. 8pm, Bezanson Recital Hall.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Annual Tree Lighting

Santa lights the wondrous Yankee Candle Christmas Tree at dark (5 p.m.). The whole family will enjoy singing along with our holiday carolers as they present your seasonal favorites. Hot chocolate and Christmas cookies from Chandler’s make this a magical memory. This is a free event. Receive a Yankee Candle Car Jar when you donate any canned good or nonperishable food item during the month of November!

Holyoke Mall, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Mall Presents “Magical Night of Giving”

Nov. 23 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets $5! Participating Holyoke Mall at Ingleside retailers will offer special discounts that are exclusive to the “Magical Night of Giving.” The ticket is the only means to receive these special discounts between 6 and 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 23. Admission tickets sold also act as a raffle ticket. Prizes will be awarded, including a $1,000 Holyoke Mall gift card. The raffle drawing will begin at 8:30 p.m. the evening of the event.

Symphony Hall, Springfield MA

Springfield Public Forum Presents Edith Widder, Light in the Dark of the Depths

November 23rd, 4:00pm. Marine biologist and oceanographer Dr. Edith Widder has spent her career peering into the darkness for signs of life and light. An expert in deep sea bioluminescence, she pioneered optical techniques that can now record a full array of dazzling deep sea creatures.

Agawam MA

Agawam Xtreme Paintball Presents 4th Annual Food Drive

November 23rd. Free entrance with canned food worth $15. 2015 Season Pass giveaway during the day ($150 VALUE).

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Talcott Mountain Agility Show

Nov 23 - Nov 24, Mallary East & West. Hours: 7:30am-5pm. Admission: Free. Dog Agility Show - features all breeds and mixed breeds of all heights and skill levels.