February 1, 2018

February 1, 2018 (Thursday)
Somers CT

Sonny's Place College Nights!

All current college students are invited to Sonny's Place for College Nights! Every Thursday and Friday Night, through March 30th, receive $5 off a session of Laser Tag with a valid student ID! Choose your weapon and defend your base in this multi-level challenge. 

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Jack & Jackie

Jack & Jackie: The Kennedys in the White House (through–March 25) celebrates America’s 35th President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy by highlighting their White House years, 1961-1963. The exhibition also honors the centennial of John F. Kennedy’s birth, May 29, 1917; he was the first president born in the 20th century. The exhibit also features costumes and props from the acclaimed miniseries “The Kennedys.” And a gallery devoted to a recreation of the Oval Office—with photo opportunities available sitting at the Resolute Desk.

Springfield MA

Springfield College Art Exhibition

Through March 12. Art Exhibition: All Two-Gather by Andrae Green. Andrae Green’s paintings span his career, and in a way, is a mini-retrospection. The paintings show how his thought process has evolved—and is evolving—and also where he might end up. Painting is how he documents both his inner and outer life and it helps him to come to grips with worlds within and outside. Gallery reception for artist and public: Feb. 1, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibition: Never Abandon Imagination

Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi, an exhibition of works by the acclaimed illustrator/writer that will be on view at the Museum through May 28, 2018. Known for his successful book series The Spiderwick Chronicles, DiTerlizzi is widely celebrated for his images of such fantasy creatures as fairies, trolls, sprites, and goblins. The exhibition will highlight the artist’s influences and artistic process.

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Exhibit: Piece Together

January 23 through May 27. Mary Lee Bendolph (b. 1935) is celebrated for her bold compositions and improvisational quilting style. This exhibition, which is the first to examine works from five decades of Bendolph’s life, considers her quilts as objects with many meanings. At once functional necessities and aesthetic wonders, many of the quilts on view are also family documents and symbolic memorials. OPENING LECTURE Wednesday, January 31, 5:30 p.m.

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering

January 27 –May 6. Fully interactive, Human Plus offers visitors a chance to explore and create a range of low- and high-tech tools that extend the abilities of the human body! Visitors can ride a mono-ski in a simulated ski race, control a DJ station using the wheels of a wheelchair, “feel” the music with a special touch panel, engineer solutions to unique design challenges and even discover how someone can control a neuroprosthetic limb with their thoughts! Human Plus also showcases compelling stories from a unique field of engineering that helps people carry out their day-to-day routines, as well as realize their lifelong dreams.

Belchertown MA

MassWildlife, Fly Tying

February 1 & 8: Fly Tying Class. Learn the basic skills of tying your own flies during this free, hands-on, two-session course offered at MassWildlife’s Connecticut Valley District Office, 341 East Street, Belchertown from 6:30–8:30 p.m. All tools and tying materials provided. *Open to the public, for beginning fly tiers only, minimum age is 15. Pre-registration is mandatory!

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Wild Game Month

Game Month is back! We’re bringing the legendary un-tame spirit of Hunter’s Dinners back to The Fort. We will also unleash daily Game Menus for lunch and dinner through February which belong on the pages of sportsmen’s magazines. If you’re a hunter, grab a beer with your hunting buddies and dig in. If you’re not a hunter, experience something amazing. HUNTER’S DINNERS start at 6 pm ($70 per person, reservations recommended), February 15 & February 26. GAME LUNCH & DINNER MENUS available daily through February.

Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College Lecture

Feb. 1, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Arlene Dávila, author and professor of Anthropology and American Studies at New York University, will present a lecture “Latinxs, Race and the Politics of Space-Making in the Art World” as part of the Weissman Center for Leadership series Advocacy in the Public Domain. The event is free and open to the public.
Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Culture & Cocktails

Culture and Cocktails Logo

Feb 1, 5:00 pm8:00 pm. Shake up your museum experience with an eclectic mix of culinary treats and cultural entertainment! An annual favorite! Sample new wines and enjoy chocolate hors d’oeuvres as dancers from the Pioneer Valley Ballet and musicians interpret the artwork. Includes entertainment and hors d’oeuvres. Ages 21 and up. Advance purchase suggested.
Springfield MA

Springfield Museums à la Carte Lectures

The popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures are held weekly at 12:15 p.m. in the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. This month’s lectures includes: February 1, Exhibition on Screen: DAVID HOCKNEY AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS. February 8, Explaining Ourselves: The Revolutionary Correspondence of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. February 15, From Mars to Molecules: Quirky Scientists Who Put the Valley on the Map, The Bran-Bread Philosopher: Sylvester Graham and the Science of Human Life. February 22, NO LECTURE.

Hadley MA

Valley Blue Sox Annual Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet


Feb 1. 5th Annual Baseball Hall of Fame induction banquet at the Hadley Farms Meeting House. Social hour will begin at 6pm with the program itself beginning at 7pm. Tickets to the event are $45 for individuals and $425 for a table of 10. Baltimore Orioles General Manager Dan Duquette will be this year’s keynote speaker.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Basketball

STCC men's and women's basketball teams take on UConn AP at home. Thursday, February 1, Time 6 p.m. (women) and 8 p.m. (men).