August 29, 2015

August 29, 2015 (Saturday)
Spring and South Pleasant Streets, Amherst MA

Amherst Farmers Market

Saturday's April 18 - November 21. 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m Rain or Shine! It is widely known as one of the best places for local food, fun, and community. It offers a diverse selection; shoppers continually rave about how completely they can shop from their local farm neighbors at the market.

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.

Deerfield MA

Memorial Hall Museum Presents Made of Thunder, Made of Glass

Exhibit: May 30 to November 1, 2015. Over 240 exquisitely beaded  bags, hats, and  picture frames, and other fancy and whimsical examples of beadwork dating between 1800 and 2015. The work of Native American artisans living in New England, New York, and the Maritime Provinces. The patterns and technical refinement of the beadwork in Made of Thunder, Made of Glass II reflects the artistic expression and cultural identities of the Native designers.

Springfield MA

Luxe Burger Bar Summer Patio Music Series

The summer patio music series runs every week in June, July and August. We are featuring some of the best local acts who will be playing from 6 to 9:30 every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It's all ages, no cover and weather permitting. We also have appetizer and beer specials running concurrently with the music program.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where 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.

Lenox MA

Tanglewood Concerts for 2015

The 2015 Tanglewood season, which runs through Labor Day weekend, celebrates both the inaugural season of Boston Symphony Orchestra music director Andris Nelsons and the 75th anniversary of the BSO’s summer music academy, the Tanglewood Music center. The 2015 Tanglewood schedule includes appearances by an exciting list of guest artists. Almost every day there is something at Tanglewood - see schedule ....

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Host Major Exhibit of American Impressionist Works

American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony will be on view at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from July 14 through October 25. More than 100 works dating from the golden age of American Impressionism, the 1880s through the 1940s, will be exhibited, including 75 oil paintings and nearly 30 works on paper. The sheer scope of the display provides insight into the wide range of approaches to Impressionism, all of which are united by an abiding interest in capturing the effects of light and atmosphere in loosely brushed compositions.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Vietnam Era Aircraft Exhibit

A summer long exhibit featuring our eighteen Vietnam era aircraft on display in two of our hangars and outdoor exhibition area. The Exhibit includes such iconic aircraft as the UH-1 Huey and AH-1 Cobra, and multi roll fighters like the F-4 Phantom, the A-4 Skyhawk and the F-105 Thunderchief. The exhibit also includes an overview of the war and specifically the war in the air over both North and South Vietnam.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Offers Free admission to active duty military personnel

The Springfield Museums is once again participating in the Blue Star Museums Program, which provides free admission to active duty military personnel and up to five family members through Labor Day, 2015. Participants will receive general admission to all four Springfield Museums; planetarium shows or other special program fees are not included. The Blue Star Museums Program is a collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.

Northampton MA

WEBS - America's Yarn Store Free Knitting & Spinning Drop-Ins

If you already know the basics (cast-on, knit, purl, bind-off) come join us to knit and ask questions. Find support while learning a new stitch, or get a quick refresher. Come once or make Drop-in part of your weekly schedule. Tuesdays, & Thursdays. An informal spinning group for spinners of all levels - meets on the first Thursday of each month, and the third Saturday of the month. All are welcome.

Indian Orchard MA

The Titanic Museum

You'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.

Springfield MA

Luxe Burger Bar Build Your Own Burger Contest

Luxe Burger Bar Build Your Own Burger contest. Through Aug. 30, Luxe calls upon its guests to craft the burger of their dreams for the chance to win a $500 Chow Fun Food Group gift card. The winning burger will also be featured on Luxe Burger Bar’s menu. On Aug. 31, the entries will be reviewed, and the top five contestants will have their burgers featured on the Luxe menu from Sept. 4 through Oct. 8.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!

Until Sept 6. Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! will introduce young children to Curious George’s world and lead visitors on a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure. The Curious George exhibit inspires young children’s natural curiosity as they explore through hands-on interactive play.

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 - Bring In Your Expired Coupons!

Through September – bring in your expired coupons for Interskate 91, or any other entertainment coupons and we will honor them at face value!

Westfield MA

Shortstop Bar & Grill Live Music for August

Performing 7:00pm 11:00pm. Tim Cecchetelli, Jack & His Guitar, Party of 2, & Noah Lis.  Join us for a wonderful evening of music. See schedule ....

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents "Norman Rockwell: Heroes, Humor, and Growing Up"

During his prosperous six-decade career as an artist, there were several key themes Norman Rockwell returned to again and again in his paintings. Instantly recognizable, the concepts of humor, heroes, and coming of age were each used by the artist in the service of telling a story through his pictures. Norman Rockwell Museum has reinstalled its main galleries to focus on these thematic elements, and offer an in-depth look at the artist’s process. Norman Rockwell: Heroes, Humor, and Growing Up will be on view at the Museum through October 18, 2015.

Hadley MA

J.A. Skinner State Park August Programs

Fitness Hike, Thursdays at 9:30 AM. Take a walk on the trails of Skinner State Park. Geology Rocks! Geology for Kids Thursdays at 3 PM. This program highlights the different rocks that make up Mount Holyoke. Geology Hike Fridays at 9:30 AM. Scattered throughout Mount Holyoke is geological evidence to how the Pioneer Valley formed. Trepidation on the Tramway, Fridays at 3 PM. Come hear about the Mount Holyoke tramway and how visitors responded to this new and somewhat frightening way to get up the mountain. Sightseeing at the Summit: A Tour of the Summit House, Saturdays and Sundays at 11PM and 4 PM. All programs are free.

Jacob’s Pillow, Becket MA

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015

LAST FEW WEEKS! The Sarasota Ballet August 12-16 La Otra Orilla August 12-16 L.A. Dance Project August 19-22 Liz Gerring Dance August 19-23 A Jazz Happening August 23 Martha Graham Dance Company August 26-30 Madboots Dance August 26-30.

Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

Art In the Orchard, August 13 - October 31, 2015, is a walking sculpture trail which winds through our fruit gardens. The trail is a great destination for a family visit. Walking in the good air, high-minded sculpture, pick-your-own apples. Leashed pets are permitted on the trail. Third Biennial Sculpture Exhibit. Twenty eight new sculptures and installations by local and regional artists.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags & Street Fighter V Tournaments

August 24 – August 30. Guests will be able to play the highly-anticipated Street Fighter® V, the next entry in the iconic fighting game series, before it releases in Spring 2016! Visitors can play the game any day when the activation is at the park, PLUS 8-person single elimination tournaments will be conducted with prizes being awarded to the top players.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Cabinets of Curiosity

Peter the Great had a famously bizarre one. Robert Edmund Grant opted to live in a slum rather than sell his.  A letter of reference was required to see the one belonging to Athanasius Kircher – a rule which even applied to the pope himself. The objects which inspired such universal fascination were Cabinets of Curiosity, the means used first by royalty and academics and later by the middle classes to exhibit their most unusual and often strange collections. This exhibition will feature rarely seen, odd and curious objects is drawn from the vast centuries-old collections of the Springfield Museums.

Amherst MA

Notch Visitors Center, Mt. Holyoke Range State Park Programs

Below is the weekly schedule for programs for the end of August and September for the Notch Visitors Center: Changing Landscapes Hike, Mondays at 1:00 PM. Wild Woods Walk, Tuesdays at 10:00 AM and Fridays at 2:00 PM. Animal Exploration: Owl Detectives, Tuesdays, 8/25, 9/8 and 9/22, at 2:00 PM. Animal Exploration: Speaking with Skulls Tuesdays, 9/1 and 9/15, at 2:00 PM. Kidleidoscope! Fridays at 10:00 AM. Aug 28 - Sept 25.

Cummington MA

Annual Cummington Fair

August 27-30. 147th Annual Cummington Fair. The biggest and best little fair. Cummington Fair Grounds. ADULTS $10/day (On Sunday Seniors pay $8) - YOUTH (10-15) $5/day - CHILDREN UNDER 10 FREE.

Northampton MA

Northampton In-CON-Ceivable

The Clarion Hotel in Northampton will host In-CON-Ceivable, a convention that will run will feature a wide array of events, panels, activities, and guests. A Convention of Fantasy And Science Fiction Fans!!!

Springfield MA

Springfield Indie Soul Festival

1600 Main St at the International Biergarten. This Festival will feature Soulful Performers, Art, Food vendors, and much more.

Jacob’s Pillow, Becket MA

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Festival Finale

August 29, 8pm. Join us as we celebrate the Festival's closing weekend and Ella Baff's final season with Jacob's Pillow. Featuring Martha Graham Dance Company, MADBOOTS DANCE, and the after-party of the season with DJ BFG. Mingle with the dancers, pay tribute to Ella, enjoy delicious desserts and drinks, and dance the night away with DJ BFG spinning live at the ultimate dance celebration.

Court Square, Springfield MA

Valley Fest

Come to Springfield’s Court Square to sample the craft’s best brews and hard ciders. More than 50 brewers from throughout the Valley and beyond will be there. Choose from one of two pourings and join several thousand beer aficionados for the Valley Fest premiere! From 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM.

Atkins Farms, South Amherst MA

Atkins Farms Presents New England Tasting Fair & Customer Appreciation Day

August 29th, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Join us for our annual New England Tasting Fair & Customer Appreciation Day. ENJOY FREE SAMPLES of New England specialty foods & local beer and wine. Information, recipes and cooking tips from the producers of fine New England Foods.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Back to School Anti-Bullying Day

Six Flags New England is partnering with the Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover Foundation to spread awareness about the negative effects of bullying. Throughout the day, park guests will join in on activities that will send a positive message about standing up against bullying. Guests who purchase a “Stand Up to Bulling” bracelet for a $5 donation to the Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover Foundation’s Memorial Scholarship will receive a $20.15 off main gate admission price coupon.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Springfield Firearms

Program begins at 1:00pm. August 29.Springfield Armory is proud to offer our Evolution of Springfield Firearms Program that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons which were manufactured at the Springfield Armory. Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by an interpretive blank-firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Chez Josef, Agawam, MA

Chez Josef Presents My Big Fat Portuguese Wedding

August 29 Join Chez Josef’s dinner theater entertainment series for My Big Fat Portuguese Wedding with the Portuguese Kids. An interactive comedy dinner where you’re part of the family! Guests will be treated to a delicious meal and memorable moments at the table. $40.00 per person. Doors open at 7:00 PM. When you’re at a Portuguese wedding, everyone’s family – just make sure you put enough money in the card!

Lee MA

Lee Premium Outlets Teachers Association Appreciation Day

Massachusetts Teachers Association Appreciation Day, August 29. Just in time for back to school, MTA members may show their I.D.'s at the guest service booth and receive a Free VIP Coupon Book and additional savings for the day at participating retailers.

The Zoo in Forest Park, Springfield MA

The Zoo in Forest Park Presents "Electricity"

Electricity - Hosted by the Springfield Science Museum. Saturday - August 29th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Explore differences between static and current electricity as they experiment with conductors, insulars, magnets, and a real Van de Graff generator, with some "shocking" results!

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Village Witches Ball

August 29, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Visit Yankee Candle Village and be the first to see the exciting new Halloween products featuring the 2015 Boney Bunch Collection.