May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016 (Tuesday)
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!

Thornes Marketplace, Northampton MA

Northampton Farmers Market

Plaza Behind Thornes, the outdoor Tuesday Market will run until early November. Market-goers can buy fresh and local produce, cheese, honey, flowers, soaps and other goods from around 20 vendors every Tuesday between 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
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.

Amherst MA

Amherst History & Artifacts Inspire

The Amherst Historical Society is pleased to present Artifacts Inspire, an exhibition of the works created by the nine members of the group as the inaugural exhibition at the Strong House this year. This exhibition and sale is free and open to the public at the Simeon Strong House, 67 Amity Street, Amherst on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays  from noon-4:00 p.m. through September 25, 2016.

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Exhibit: Yiddish Fight Club

May 15 to September 30. The stereotypes say that Jews don’t know how to fight. The reality is that not only do Jews bring the ruckus, but there exists a rich Yiddish vocabulary that vividly describes exactly how they do it. Yiddish Fight Club combines the now-forgotten slang of a violent Yiddish underworld with images of Jewish brawlers from the past. An exhibit of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Farmers Market at Forest Park

The Market is open, rain or shine, Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Those heading to the Market enjoy free admission to Forest Park.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates the 100th Anniversary Cover

This year, Norman Rockwell Museum celebrates the 100th anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s first Post cover, Boy with Baby Carriage (May 20, 1916). On view through October 30, 2016, the contemporary sculpture exhibition Build a Better Baby Carriage. Build a Better Baby Carriage is the Museum’s new outdoor sculpture show, featuring three-dimensional artworks inspired by the subject of Rockwell’s first Post cover.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "The Scoop on Poop"

Fish do it, frogs do it, pythons, eagles and elephants do it, yet “poop” is one of those subjects we find difficult to talk about with a straight face. Kids, however, are positively fascinated by it, which provides a great opportunity for learning and exploration. The 4,000 square-foot exhibit also explores how people from veterinarians and paleontologists to Maasai tribesmen and power companies utilize animal waste. Excrement is also a scientific detective puzzle, since much can be learned about an animal from what it leaves behind. May 28 through September 4, 2016.