February 8, 2016

February 8, 2016 (Monday)
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 from January 12 to July 10, 2016. 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.
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

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 from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Greenfield MA

Greenfield Annual Winter Carnival

Greenfield's 94th Annual Winter Carnival Celebration, from February 6th through February 8th. Events all over town, all weekend long!

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, Black History Month: Music and Diversity II

Music and Diversity II is a series of events that educate, entertain, and build community awareness of diversity through the Arts. The project will offer no cost field trips for schools, lectures, themed art exhibitions, live music, spoken word poetry, documentary films, and storytelling throughout the month of February. See schedule ....

Chez Josef, Agawam, MA

Chez Josef Valentines Dinner to-go!

Are you looking to share a romantic meal with your significant other right from the comfort of your own home? Chez Josef is offering Valentines Dinner to-go this year prepared by their talented culinary team. For $65.95 you can’t beat the price and convenience! Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Thursday February 11th; available for pick-up on Friday February 12th from 3-6PM as well as limited pickup on February 13th and 14th.  

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Dinner & the Symphony

Dinner & the Symphony is a specially-priced $80 per person deal featuring a three-course, pre-concert dinner at The Student Prince, best seats in the house at Symphony Hall to the Feb. 13 pops concert, Centennial Sinatra: Celebrating the Music of Ol' Blue Eyes, and Peter Pan charter bus service every step of the way. VIP charter bus transportation is from one of two pick-up locations – Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, or TD Bank on Williams Street in Longmeadow. This $80 deal applies to both adults and children, and must be reserved in advance.