February 9, 2018

February 9, 2018 (Friday)
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.

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).

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.

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

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum "I Love Wine!" Annual Wine Tasting

Do you love Wine? You won’t want to miss this elegant and delicious evening on Friday, February 9 from 6 to 8pm. Join us as we sample fine wines from around the world in the elegant atmosphere of Wistariahurst. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is $30 at the door. Tickets are limited and advance purchase is strongly encouraged.

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Comedy Fundraiser

Feb 9, 6:30 PM. For Holyoke Public Schools. Enjoy a fun night of food, drinks, & laughs! All for a great cause! $55.

Springfield College - Blake Arena

Volleyball Hall of Fame Morgan Classic

The International Volleyball Hall of Fame Morgan Classic Tournament & Clinic is regarded as the premier men's volleyball tournament on the east coast, on February 9-10 the Morgan Classic will celebrate its' 30th year. The tournament includes host Springfield College and three NCAA Division I teams as well as a players & coaches clinic led by participating teams.

Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College Staged Reading

Feb. 9 & 10, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Staged reading of Chay Yew's Question 27, Question 28 directed by Heidi Holder. What happened to the women of the Japanese American internment?  How did these brave women keep their American dream alive?  This play weaves a story of the struggles, plights and courage of Japanese American female detainees in the American internment camps of World War II.  Free and open to the public.
Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Free Second Friday

Feb 9, 4–6 PM. My Robot Valentine: Construct a robot sculpture inspired by Tahano Miho’s Robot Girl in the exhibition 体 Modern Images of the Body from East Asia.. 6–6:30 PM Open Eyes: Join a guided conversation exploring a work of art in the exhibition.