February 2, 2018

February 2, 2018 (Friday)
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.

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.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art EXHIBIT: Modern Images of the Body from East Asia

Feb 2 - Aug 26. Drawing mostly from the Smith College Museum of Art’s collection, 体 Modern Images of the Body from East Asia looks at the multifaceted representations of the body in East Asia from the nineteenth century to the present. The character 体, used in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages, serves as the point of departure for this project. It refers to the material existence of a person, such as in 身体 (human body).

Northampton MA

Forbes Library Legislative Breakfast

Forbes Library is hosting a Library Legislative Breakfast on Friday, February 2, at 7:30 AM. This free event is open to the public and is a great opportunity to show support for adequately funding libraries and an opportunity to speak with elected officials. A buffet breakfast begins at 7:30 AM. Please register in advance.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Happy Birthday, Norman Rockwell!

Artist Norman Rockwell was born on February 3, 1894. Stop by the Museum, February 2 & 3, and help us celebrate the 124th birthday of America's favorite illustrator! On Feb. 2, at 1:30 p.m., we'll present an expanded "Meet Rockwell's Models" program. On Feb 3, during the High School Art Show opening (2:30 p.m.), we'll include a talk with illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi who will talk about Rockwell's influence on his work. And finally, illustrator Dan Howe will present an art demo on the 3rd at 1:30 p.m., painting in the style of Norman Rockwell.

Mullins Center UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Mullins Center & UMass Hockey

Feb 2 at 7:00pm. UMass Hockey vs. Boston University. Adult $12.00 - $15.00.