July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017 (Monday)
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.

Court Square, Springfield MA

Cruise Nights Downtown

Mondays through Aug. 28, from 5pm to Dusk in Court Square. Features classic and antique cars, live music, food, and beverages. At the end of each night, trophies will be awarded for the top automotive entrants.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Every Day Art Program

Paper Tales June 21 – August 1. Explore storytelling through images, and create your own collage adventure.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Soar into Summer Fun

The New England Air Museum’s annual Soar into Summer Fun programming will begin on Sunday June 25th. Join us for eight weeks of interactive activities for children, families, and aviation enthusiasts of all ages. Daily programs include climb aboard experiences in real aircraft; hands-on Build & Fly Challenges such as as Straw Rockets, Parachute Drop, and Kites in Flight; interactive Flight Science Demonstrations; virtual flight simulators; and much more.

Williamstown MA

Williamstown Theatre Festival

The Roommate June 27 - July 16. The Clean House July 19 - July 29. A Legendary Romance August 3 - August 20. The Model American June 28 - July 9. Where Storms are Born July 12 - July 23. MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW July 26 - August 6. Actually August 9 - August 20. Since 1955, the Williamstown Theatre Festival has brought America’s finest actors, directors, designers, and playwrights to the Berkshires, engaging a loyal audience of both residents and summer visitors.

Elms College, Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning

Exhibit: "They Risked Their Lives - Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust" To provide an opportunity for people to learn about these courageous individuals, The Polish Center of Discovery and Learning is hosting a traveling exhibit through Aug. 4 about Polish rescuers during World War II collected from testimonies by the State of Israel Righteous Among Nations honorific. It consists of photographic storyboards on individuals (both living and dead) who faced challenges and dangers to help their fellow human beings.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield MA

Basketball Hall of Fame Presents "60 Days of Summer"

1PM. Running through August 30, the Hall of Fame will host various appearances, autograph signings, magicians, trick dribblers and jugglers, mascot days, giveaway days, and much more! Best of all, these appearances are FREE of charge to all museums guests! These appearances are updated daily so be sure to check the date of your visit and see what exciting programming the 60 Days of Summer has to offer!

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Family Programs

Get the Buzz on Bees!, July 1-August 13, Daily, 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Come to the History Workshop to learn the sweet story of honey bees. From pollination to producing wax and honey, bees have been important in Deerfield from colonial times right up to the present. Our bee related activities will be fun for everyone. Join us for wax candle making, honey tasting, creating a honey bee art project and planting pollinator friendly flower seeds.

The Forks ME

Crab Apple Whitewater Nightfall Paintball

Play paintball on our four cool fields after a day of rafting on the Kennebec or Dead River. After the raft trip cookout and slideshow (about 4:00) we'll gather up the guns, throw on the camouflage and head to the playing fields for some action packed paintball games. Play until dusk - now that is cool! $45pp – 3 hours of play plus 500 paintballs.

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.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop

Eubrontes Dinosaur Track - Connecticut River ValleyWhere 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.

Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls Great Hall, Junior Rangers

Mondays July 17, 24, & 31, 10:30– 11:30am. Earn your Mass Parks Junior Ranger Patch! Become a Connecticut River Watershed expert and find out who lives along the Canalside Rail Trail in Turners Falls. We offer a four-part nature education workshop on Mondays in July for children ages 8 to 11. FREE and open to all. Space is limited so please register.

Deerfield MA

Deerfield Memorial Hall Museum EXHIBITION: Astronomy, Geology, and Dino Tracks! Oh my!

Edward’s significant work on Connecticut Valley fossil footprints and Orra’s scientific illustrations rocked the world in the 19th century. This exhibition introduces the Hitchcocks’ many contributions to astronomy, botany, geology, and ichnology in the very place they started a lifetime of work together. Admission is $6 for adults; $3 for youth and students 6-21.

Indian Orchard MA

The Titanic Museum

Museum store update, January 27th 2010You'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. The atmosphere is very informal and enjoyable for the whole family. Personally hosted by the Kamudas, the founding family, who readily answer your questions about Titanic and the displays.

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Marc Chagall and Friends: The Salon des Indépendants

July 18, 2017, through January 28, 2018. The display features a print by Chagall alongside rarely seen works by Alexander Archipenko, Jacques Lipchitz, and Amedeo Modigliani, all of whom lived in the same studio apartment complex as Chagall between 1911 and 1914. Additionally, the exhibit contains prints by several artists affiliated with the “School of Paris,” a burgeoning group of immigrant artists that included famed cubist Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibition: Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol

Two of America’s most important visual communicators, Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol embraced populism, created enduring icons, shaped national identity, and opened new ways of seeing during the twentieth century. Norman Rockwell Museum will present the first exhibition to examine the artistic and cultural influence of these celebrated image-makers and the continued influence of their indelible legacies. The exhibition will explore such themes as the elevation of the ordinary; notions of an idyllic past; the culture of celebrity; and mass media and the power of visual communication. Through October 29.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibition: Out of the Darkness

Through Oct 27, 2019. Out of the Darkness: The Art of Frank Miller is the first comprehensive museum exhibition devoted to renowned comic book artist whose award-winning work helped to transform the comic book industry and redefine the look and feel of today’s superhero films. The exhibition will examine Miller’s distinctive style for specific characters, such as Wolverine, Daredevil, Elektra, and an aging, vengeful Batman who battles Superman. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with essays by comic book and pop culture historians, as well as Mr. Kowalski.

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place, Springfield MA

Sheraton Springfield & Word Cup of Scrabble

Some of the sharpest game players will come to the Sheraton Springfield for the Word Cup of Scrabble on July 28-Aug. 2. Not only will there be the excitement of good, competitive play, but there will be after-hours activities:  A catered reception, a trivia contest hosted by Bennett Jacobstein, a town-hall meeting, and a game night.

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 MA

Springfield Museums, Exploring the World of Fairy Tales

Through Sept 3. Children can literally step inside beloved stories from around the globe. 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.