March 31, 2017

March 31, 2017 (Friday)
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

through May 29. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Every Day Art Program

Sea…What Can You See? March 15 – April 11, All Day. Free with Museum Admission. Gaze through a telescope out to sea, what is it you see?  Ships, birds, maybe a whale?  Join us in the art studio as we create scenes from our imagination.

Holyoke Mall, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Mall Presents the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny is located Cafe Square for greetings and pictures. The bunny patch will be open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., until Easter. Children of all ages love visiting the Easter Bunny, so bring the whole family to capture the moment, and choose from an assortment of photo packages.

various locations across Western Massachusetts

Annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival

The Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival runs March 18 - April 4. Our festival offers a diverse line-up of entertaining, engaging, and thought-provoking films -- including many regional premieres -- that provide audiences with a multifaceted exploration of Jewish identity, community, history, and politics.
Films are screened across Western Massachusetts in venues ranging from the Basketball Hall of Fame to Smith College to UMass Amherst and more.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Zoo in You

Trillions of microbes make their homes inside our bodies, and the Springfield Museums will introduce you to them! Visitors of all ages can explore the fascinating and complex world that is our microbiome in Zoo in You, a new exhibition on view through April 30 at the Springfield Science Museum. Visitors are invited to explore this vibrant world of our inner microorganisms through engaging, interactive, and bilingual exhibits and programs.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Exhibition: Leisure & Luxury in the Age of Nero

through–August 17. Featuring works seen for the first time outside Italy, this groundbreaking exhibition centers on the ancient town of Oplontis on the Neapolitan coast, a site that was buried and preserved when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 CE. The exhibition focuses on two adjacent, spectacular Roman archaeological sites—one an enormous luxury villa (“Villa A”) that once sprawled along the coast of the Bay of Naples, the other a nearby commercial-residential complex (“Villa B”), where products from the region were exported.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Jeweled Objects of Desire

Visitors of all ages will be dazzled by extraordinary gems, beautiful jewelry and fantastically embellished creations from the collections of the Smithsonian Institution in Jeweled Objects of Desire, a new exhibition opening March 29. On view through December 31. The special exhibition also features the work of internationally renowned jewelry designer Sidney Mobell, celebrated for crafting common utilitarian items into unique artworks through the use of gold and precious gemstones.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents North American Alpaca Show

March 31- April 2. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Mallary Complex. 3 shows; North American Alpaca Show, Northeast Alpaca Expo, Bay State Small Breeders Blast.

Memorial Hall, Shelburne Falls MA

Pothole Pictures Presents Young Frankenstein

On Friday and Saturday March 31 and April 1 Pothole Pictures presents Mel Brooks’s classic comedy Young Frankenstein. Saturday’s screening is part of the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival. The film begins at 7:30 on Friday and 8:00 on Saturday. There will be live music on stage beginning half an hour before that both nights. $4 for kids, $6 for adults.

Springfield MA

Springfield College Sports and Social Justice Symposium

March 31 from 1 to 2 p.m. The event features sports and social-justice pioneer and Springfield College graduate Justine Siegal. Siegal made Major League Baseball history in September 2015 when the Oakland A’s hired her to be a guest instructor. In 2011, she became the first woman to throw batting practice to a Major League team when she assisted the Cleveland Indians during spring training. The event is free and open to the public.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Thunderbirds Game Night

Fri 3/31, 7:05 PM, PLAY AGAINST W-B/Scranton. Pucks N' Paws: fans will have the opportunity to bring their four-legged friends into the MassMutual Center with dog tickets; $1 Fridays & MGM Springfield Concert Series Featuring Chris Shea. Check out the Sheraton Springfield Thunderbirds exclusive Hockey Package for $169 ....

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Community Forum

The Western New England School of Law will host a community forum on “Hate Crimes, Extremist Activities, and Bias Incidents” on Friday, March 31, from noon to 3:30 p.m. in the School of Law. This event is open to the public, and local residents, advocates, and all affected constituencies are encouraged to attend. A light, complimentary lunch will be served. This gathering is intended to provide accurate and current information, reduce misinformation in the community, and improve collaboration.