April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017 (Friday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Zoo in You

LAST WEEKS 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.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents “Cats in Hats”

LAST WEEKS Exhibit Cats in Hats: Illustrations by the Western Massachusetts Illustrators’ Guild, through April 30. The exhibit features over 40 original works centered around the common theme of “cats in hats,” in honor of Geisel’s most famous work of children’s literature. For this exhibit, cats are represented in a variety of scenes – some cute and fanciful, others quite serious and even scary. An interactive space for visitors within the exhibit will include a special “Cat Walk” scavenger hunt, highlighting hidden cats located around the Museums’ campus.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Exhibit: Push the Green Hand Ahead

From April 6, 2017 to January 7, 2018. Exactly one century ago to the date, over 5,000 Armory employees manufactured weapons for 3.5 million soldiers who fought in Europe. “Push the Green Hand Ahead: Springfield Armory in WWI” is the title of the next special exhibit at Springfield Armory. This exhibit commemorates the centennial of the U.S. involvement in WWI.

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, The Legend of the Lares

In ancient Rome, the domestic gods called Lares Familiares took the form of bronze statuettes or painted figures and were worshipped daily in household shrines. The Legend of the Lares, curated by 2015 Mount Holyoke College graduate Taylor Anderson, provides an overview of these enigmatic and versatile gods, and the devotional tools of the Roman home. The gem-like installation features more than a dozen bronze Lares and other gods. On view through May 28

Montague MA

RiverCulture Turners Falls, Arbor Day Week in Montague

This year, the Montague Tree Advisory Committee is teaming up with a number of community institutions and organizations to bring our town a wide variety of educational and fun activities to celebrate Arbor Day. Families are encouraged to visit the Carnegie, Millers Falls and Montague Center libraries from April 19-29 and pick up a children's book about trees!

Northampton MA

WEBS - America's Yarn Store, Anniversary Sale

We are thrilled to be celebrating our 43rd anniversary in April and want to share it with you! We have some incredible deals on yarn for knitters, crocheters and weavers packed into this sale!

Springfield MA

Springfield Restaurant Week

April 21st - April 30th. During this week-long, city-wide event, restaurants and the community are invited to come together to celebrate Springfield dining. Patrons can expect to dine at participating restaurants across the city and choose from prix-fixed $20.17 specials.

Elms College, Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning

The Polish Center of Discovery and Learning is a living monument that celebrates the many contributions, both past and present, made to the economy, arts, and sciences of our nation by Polish people and their descendants. We offer a variety of workshops, exhibits, concerts, conferences, seminars, films, plays, lectures and other events that focus on the history and cultural traditions of the Polish people in Europe and the United States. The Polish Center is open to the public Mondays-Fridays, 1-5pm except for inclement weather and holidays.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents Genealogical Conference

April 26 - April 29. New England Regional Genealogical Conference 2017 - Using the Tools of Today & Tomorrow to Understand the Past. Features and Opening Speakers include Kenyatta Berry and Mary Tedesco, 2 of the co-hosts of the PBS program “Genealogy Road Show,” as well as Thomas McEntee and Warren Bittner. In addition, 70 other speakers who are bothlocal and nationally known will present 135 presentations and conduct a variety of research workshops.

Springfield MA

CityStage Presents Disenchanted

April 27–28, 7:30 PM. Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know. After multiple sold-out runs nationwide, these royal renegades toss off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to Springfield – and fairy tales will never be the same! (Mature Audiences Only) Tickets: $45/$35.

Chez Josef, Agawam, MA

Chez Josef Presents Dinner with the Mob

Join us on April 28, 6:30 PM 10:30 PM THE WISE GUY KITCHEN DINNER SHOW. Enjoy dinner with the mob with this interactive Dinner Comedy Show! A Broadway style show with live cooking and an over the top cast that will have you in stitches! Tickets, $50.00 +tax include Dinner & Show.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrate the Springfield Public School Children

Apr 28, 11AM. Please join us for this wonderful opportunity to celebrate the Springfield Public School children’s generosity. Great photo opportunities as well. The Cat in the Hat will be in attendance.

Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Celebration of Latina Writers

A Staged Reading in Celebration of Latina Writers. Latinas con pluma is a staged reading of poetry, prose, and drama by Latina writers. Selections include excerpts from When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago, poetry by Magdalena Gomez, and plays by Dolores Prida to name only a few. The readers are students from Holyoke Community College and the community. Friday, April 28, 7:00 p.m. Performance is free, but space is limited.

Memorial Hall, Shelburne Falls MA

Pothole Pictures Presents This is Spinal Tap

Pothole Pictures presents a weekend of spandex, Stonehenge, and spontaneously combusting drummers on April 28 and 29 with screenings of This is Spinal Tap, plus a rare LIVE performance by The Spinal Heaves – and they will be cranking it up to eleven and playing all Spinal Tap’s best big-bottomed hits.

Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls Kidleidoscope

April 28 Frogs 10:30 - 11:30 am. Come learn about our animal neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. Meet in the Great Hall. For ages 3-6. Siblings and friends welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

4 locations in Western MA

BasketBull Northeast Live Invitational

April 28-30. The Northeast Live Invitational is an exposure tournament open to any teams looking to play in front of college coaches during the Spring evaluation period.  BasketBull's LIVE tournaments typically draw anywhere from 50 - 200 college coaches of all lives.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents NorthEast Reining Horse Show

April 28-30. Premier Reining Horse competition in Massachusetts. 8am-8pm, Free.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College & Arbor Day

April 28, 12:00 noon Come celebrate Arbor Day with a wonderful lecture that delves into the allure and lore of trees! Trees were central to Henry David Thoreau’s creativity as a writer, his work as a naturalist, his thought, and his inner life. Richard Higgins is a writer and editor in Concord, Massachusetts. His most recent book, Thoreau and the Language of Trees, will be published in April. Did you know that the Smith College campus is an accredited arboretum and that the college has been designated a Tree Campus USA?

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm, Arbor Day

Arbor Day April 28th. Think Green! Plant a Tree! FREE 1 cu. ft bag of Fafard Ultra Outdoor Planting Mix with every $40 purchase from the Greenhouse.