February 3, 2018

February 3, 2018 (Saturday)
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).

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.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Annual Springfield on Tap

February 3rd, 12:30 – 5 PM. Seize the hopportunity to try 100+ craft beers in one day at the 3rd annual Springfield on Tap! Well be serving up good times and great craft beer and we want YOU to join us. Tip back unlimited samples or hop it up to the VIP level for an additional sampling shenanigans. Sip the day away while enjoying live music entertainment and food from local vendors. $55 for VIP and $35 for GA.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Presents Midwinter Mischief

Feb 3-4, 9AM - 3PM. Theatrical storytelling, historical interpretation and period dining offers guests a daytime winter adventure. Imagine the tale of a Yankee peddler passing through the village who decides to settle down at the Bullard Tavern on a cold winter's night. There the peddler spends every dollar he has earned on food and drink, racking up a tab far beyond his means. After being confronted over his debt, the peddler fills up his cup with ashes from the hearth and promises the tavern owner that he will return with a cup overflowing of gold. $30 Adult | $20 Youth.

Amherst MA

Annual Winterfest Amherst

Feb. 3-10, is the largest winter festival in Western Mass. Featuring over 40 plus town wide events including: music, food, sports, recreation, and community activities. The festival opens with an indoor 5K fun run at the Mullins Center. Later that day, there will be public skating at the Mullins Center with a UMass men's basketball game that night. Events will also be held at the Notch Visitors Center and at the Town Common with a 2,000-light Luminaria. The Grand Finale" Feb. 10 at the Cherry Hill Golf Course.

Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation, Granville MA

Noble & Cooley's Center and the Annual Ice Harvest Day

The 10th annual 19th Century Ice Harvest at the shop pond will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 12 – 3. Dennis Picard, director of Storrowton Village Museum, will organize the harvest and invite visitors to join him on the ice to use the ice saw and other tools to experience life before the days of refrigeration. There is no charge for the event but donations will be gratefully accepted.

Mullins Center UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Mullins Center & UMass Basketball

Feb 3 at 2:00pm. UMass Men's Basketball vs. Dayton. Adult $16.00 - $24.00.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center, Teen Night

Saturday, February 3, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Join us for a TEENS only event! The Connecticut Science Center invites teens to our first ever Teen Night, and you don’t want to miss it. This winter, make new friends while exploring all levels of the Science Center and our new exhibit Bionic Me. Interact with cool live science, snap a picture or two in our photo booth and so much more! Event only open to teens 13 to 18 (must show valid school or state ID). Advance registration ends at 12PM on Saturday.

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM. The Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the Birthplace of Volleyball, is a not for-profit institution dedicated to honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to this international sport and to fostering the appreciation of the historical development of the game by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Valentine Card-Making Party

February 3 & February 4, 10:00am - 11:30am. $12 per child (Members $10.20); Adults free. (Ages 3 and up with an adult; up to two children per adult). Share friendship and love this Valentine's Day by making unique valentines for your family, friends, or classmates in this hands-on workshop. All materials will be provided. Space is limited, registration required.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show

32nd ANNUAL BERKSHIRE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL ART SHOW.  February 3, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Celebrate the region’s talented youth, whose art is showcased in this lively and diverse exhibition of original works by Berkshire County high school art students. At 2:30 p.m., artist Tony DiTerlizzi will discuss the power of the imagination and his exceptional career as an illustrator. Free.

Chicopee MA

Elms College Open House

Feb 3. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and the event will begin at 10 a.m. Our Open House events are a great opportunity to explore the Elms campus and get answers to your questions about admission, financial aid, and student life. The event also includes major-specific academic presentations by faculty members, an activities fair, and campus tours led by current students. Please register in advance.