March 4, 2018

March 4, 2018 (Sunday)
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.

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.

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.

Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents The Western New England Bridal Shows

Mar 4, 11:00 AM. MassMutual Center - Exhibition Hall. The Western New England Bridal Shows, held in November and March each year at the MassMutual Center, are the area's largest one day bridal shows. See a spectacular Multimedia Fashion Show, hear live music performances by the area's best performers, and visit with over 100 of Western New England's finest wedding service providers. Come Early for the Bridal Gown Blow-Out Sale at 10:30!

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Presents a Film: "Der Purimspiler" ("The Jester")

March 4, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM. With its lively circus and vaudeville music and set pieces, The Jester provides a glimpse of 1937 Warsaw’s thriving Yiddish revues and cabarets, which were destroyed soon after. Many of the film’s Polish- Jewish crew and actors were killed in the Holocaust, making the film’s touches of melancholy even more profound for today’s audiences. General Admission $8.