August 4, 2017

August 4, 2017 (Friday)
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.

Downtown, Springfield MA

Farmers Market at Tower Square Park

Springfield Central Downtown Farmers Market on Fridays at Tower Square Park 11:30am – 3:30pm every Friday. Take advantage of fresh and local produce offered at the Farmers' Market and make something delicious! Grab lunch and enjoy live music at 1550 plaza.

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

LAST SHOW OF THE SEASON! Actually August 9 - August 20. See ACTUALLY at WTF before it heads to NYC! Amber and Tom are freshmen at Princeton University, where their experiences so far have only two things in common: drunken parties and a desire to fit in. But when they meet, their common experience becomes anything but, and their moral mettle is put to the test. Since 1955, the Williamstown Theatre Festival has brought America’s finest actors, directors, designers, and playwrights to the Berkshires.

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.

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.

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 Exhibit: The Power of the Poster

A new exhibition at Springfield’s Wood History Museum reminds viewers to never underestimate the power of the right images combined with the right words to make change happen. Woodrow Wilson proved it one hundred years ago. The Division of Pictorial Publicity created more than 700 posters promoting Liberty Bonds, military recruitment, food conservation, and other patriotic issues using images created by some of the country’s most illustrious artists. History on the Home Front: The Power of the Poster in WWI, Now through October 15.

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.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Art Fun for Kids

Summer Sketch Club Tuesdays in Aug, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Kids Create Wednesdays in Aug, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sketching Our World Thursdays in Aug, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Take one class or take them all! $7, $5 members.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield MA

Basketball Hall of Fame Presents "60 Days of Summer"

1PM. Running through August, 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!

Holyoke MA

Holyoke Heritage State Park Events

Public programs at Holyoke Heritage State Park (Department of Conservation and Recreation) for August. All programs are FREE. THURSDAYS Night Noises: Who’s Going Bump in My Night, SUNDAYS Holyoke Canals Tour, 10:00-11:00 am. SUNDAYS Bricks and Mortar: Old Mill Beauty, 10-11:30 am. See schedule.....

McCray's Farm, S Hadley MA

McCray's Farm Miniature Golf

How about a game of mini golf? Our course offers 18 fun and challenging holes, all while providing a beautiful view of the mountains. $10 Mini golf, hot dog, drink & small ice cream! There are many family fun activities here on the farm. Our most popular is the FREE petting zoo! Our farm friends include goats, miniature burros, a variety of ducks and geese, young calves, chickens, rabbits, and peacocks!

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Every Day Art Program

Have We Got Hues For You! August 2 - September 5. Experiment with mixing paints to create changes in color tone.

Amherst & Hadley MA

Notch Visitors Center, Mt. Holyoke Range State Park Programs

The Notch Visitor Center’s exhibit and information desk area is open, free of charge, to the public Thursdays through Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Here, you can explore the story of the Mount Holyoke Range, view natural history displays, and enjoy the children’s touch table. Weekly schedule for programs for the Notch Visitors Center: Changing Landscapes Hike, Kidleidescope, Wild Woods Walk, Super Senses Hike, Scavenger Hunt, and Guided Hikes. See schedule for more details .....

Hadley MA

J.A. Skinner State Park Weekly Programs

Mountain Mindfulness Saturdays, Summit House History Saturdays and Sundays, Big black bears! Animal pelt mysteries Sunday, August 6, 11:30-Noon, Hiking 101 Sundays, Monarch Migration Monday, August 21, Chasing chestnuts Friday, August 11, 1-1:30 p.m. Southbound Songbirds Monday, August 21, 11:30 - Noon. Raptors over the range Friday, August 25, 1-1:30 p.m. All DCR-sponsored programs are free. See schedule....

Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls Great Hall Kidleidoscope

Come learn about our wildlife 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. For ages 3-6. Siblings and friends welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 8/4: Snakes;  8/11: Dragonflies;  8/18: Bobcats;  8/25: Rabbits. 10:30-11:30am.