May 27, 2017

May 27, 2017 (Saturday)
Springfield MA

Uno Chicago Bar and Grill Live Music Summer Courtyard Series

This year's series will kick off May 1 and run nightly through Sept. 3, then Thursdays through Sundays from Sept. 7 to Oct. 1. There is no cover charge for these shows and the music runs 6-10 p.m. All shows are weather permitting.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant "Maifest"

"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 12-3:15p.m.) This is a wonderful event for the whole family. We're filling up fast so make your reservations today!

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Exhibit: Beyond the Forest

to October 15. The visiting exhibit Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, photographs by Loli Kantor, is now open at the Yiddish Book Center. Beyond the Forest considers the re-emergence of Jewish life in a region where Jewish communities were once destroyed. Kantor, an Israeli-American photographer, took the photographs over the course of nearly a decade. Kantor will give a gallery talk about Beyond the Forest at the Yiddish Book Center at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 30.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums, Meet Your Samurai Ancestors

Extended by popular demand! Springfield Museums host a unique and imaginative exhibit that brings together original graphic novel art from the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series with colorful Japanese woodblock prints depicting samurai warriors and examples of 19th century armor and swords used by actual samurai. Turtle Power! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Samurai Heroes draws from Japanese artwork, arms, and armor to provide visitors with a rare glimpse of the real-life inspiration for the popular cartoon and graphic novel series. through – Sept 3, 2017.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums, Exploring the World of Fairy Tales

Children can literally step inside beloved stories from around the globe. Once Upon a Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales is the first nationally touring exhibit devoted exclusively to fairy tales and the breadth of their cultural significance. The tales include: Anansi and the Talking Melon, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Jack and the Beanstalk, Lon Po Po, and Thumbelina. Visitors enter the exhibit via a magical portal into a fabulous storybook kingdom where they'll learn the meaning and history of tales they've known all their lives and others that may be new to them.

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.