March 3, 2018

March 3, 2018 (Saturday)
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.

Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibition: Pulp Romance

Norman Rockwell Museum presents Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Romance, an exhibition of works by Ms. Stoll Karn, one of just a few female illustrators working during the heyday of popular romance and dime store magazines of the 1940s. On view at the Museum from February 10 through June 10, 2018, the exhibition will look at the artistic contributions that Stoll Karn made to the pulp fiction industry, and her unexpected journey in a world previously assigned to male artists. Opening reception February 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Contemporary Ceramics

February 20, 2018–September 9, 2018. Pulled from the storage vaults of the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, this exhibition features modern and contemporary ceramics from the permanent collection. Recognized by American museums as fine art only within the past seventy years, ceramic pieces are still often relegated to the category of decorative art or craft. This exhibition celebrates the outstanding creativity of American artists working in clay during the 20th century including Brother Thomas Bezanson, George Peterson and Beatrice Wood.

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.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Botanic Garden Spring Bulb Show

March 3-18, Lyman Plant House. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily, Fridays Saturdays and Sundays, until 8:00 pm. $5 suggested donation. The bulb show is a Smith tradition that began in the early 1900s. A spectacular array of blossoming crocuses, hyacinths, narcissi, irises, lilies and tulips  provide an early glimpse of spring. Opening Lecture by Tim Johnson Stories About Seeds, Friday March 2, 7:30pm.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Women Take Flight Day

The New England Air Museum will re-launch its annual Women Take Flight Day on Saturday, March 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in commemoration of Women’s History Month. Visitors of all ages are invited to celebrate women’s contributions to aerospace history through special events, hands-on activities, and three special guest speakers who have helped shape our aerospace heritage.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art, Public Lecture

15th Annual Miller Lecture with Artist Mina Cheon: North Korean Awareness and Global Peace Projects. March 3, 4 pm. Cheon a Korean-American new media artist, scholar, and educator divides her time between Korea and the United States. Her political popart, or “Polipop,” draws inspiration from global media and popular culture, intersecting politics and pop art. Cheon’s work ranges from new media, video, installation, performance and public projects to traditional media of painting and sculpture.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round & New Digs for Dobbin

Parade Party for Yankee Peddler Horse. March 3, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm. Music & Fun along with a raffle.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Presents Maple Days Celebrations

The crisp air of late winter and early spring is broken by the warm scents of wood smoke and maple syrup wafting during OSV Maple Days celebrations March 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25. Learn about how maple sugaring was done in 19th-century New England by visiting OSV’s sugar camp. Plus, see how maple syrup was “sugared off” to make maple sugar, learn how the maple sugar process has changed over the years.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Old Deerfield Spring Craft Fair

Mar. 3-4. One of the 25 best craft fairs in America. The craft fair focuses on the gift giving needs of spring... Easter, Mother's Day, weddings, and graduations as well as gardening and outdoor living interests that bloom in the spring. The Spring Sampler builds upon the success of the award-winning Old Deerfield Christmas Sampler held each November at the same site in the Young Building at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA. 10AM - 5 PM. $6.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents First Company Governor's Foot Guard Dog Show & Obedience Trials

Mar 3-4. Mallary Building. Free. Come early, judging begins at 8:30 AM both days      


Symphony Hall, Springfield MA

Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Star Wars & Star Trek Sci-Fi Spectacular

Saturday, March 3, 7:30 p.m. Kevin Rhodes, Music Director & Conductor | Springfield Symphony Chorus - Nikki Stoia, Director.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum ''Dump Trucks and Dresses and Dolls, Oh My!"

Smashing Gender Stereotypes in Children’s Literature, March 3, 1:00pm. Free with museum admission. Lesléa Newman, author of Heather Has Two Mommies, The Boy Who Cried Fabulous, A Fire Engine for Ruthie, and Sparkle Boy. In this lively presentation and discussion, Newman presents children’s books that challenge the worn-out notion that little girls are made of “sugar and spice and everything nice” and little boys are made of “snips and snails and puppy dog tails.”

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

Cat in the Hat Cake Join the Springfield Museums Saturday March 3rd for an all-day, record-breakin’, green-eggs and ham eatin’, Cat in the Hat meetin’ fabulous celebration of Springfield-native Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Plus, the Museums have twelve hundred Seuss Learning Library books to give away; one is waiting for you! Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield on March 2, 1904, and the Museums pay tribute to his legacy each year with a day full of family activities, performances, a cake contest, and an appearance by the Cat in the Hat himself!

Florence MA

Look Park & 25th Annual WAMDA 5K Run/Walk

The Western Area Massachusetts Dietetic Association (WAMDA) is hosting their 25th Annual WAMDA 5K Run/Walk on March 3, 11A.M. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Food Bank and hungry households in western Mass. Since 1993, the event has raised $41,600 for neighbors in need. A Health Fair at the Garden House will begin prior to the race at 10 A.M!

Mullins Center UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Mullins Center & UMass Basketball

Mar 3 at 8:00pm. UMass Men's Basketball vs. Duquesne Dukes. Adult $16.00 - $24.00. Last Game of the season.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Thunderbirds Game Night

The Springfield Thunderbirds are a professional ice hockey team in the AHL Atlantic Division and the affiliate of the NHL's Florida Panthers. Sat, Mar 3 7:05PM Home VS Charlotte Checkers. Military Appreciation Night Presented by Big Y.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College & Silver Chord Bowl 2018 A Capella Invitational (copy)

March 3, 4:00 pm. Brahms Requiem and Tragic Overture. Featuring the Pennsylvania State University Glee Club, with members of the Smith College Alumnae Chorus and the Smith College Choirs and Orchestra. Advance tickets are $10 General Admission, $5 Non-Smith Students and Seniors. Tickets will also be sold at the door, but advance purchase is recommended.