March 15, 2018

March 15, 2018 (Thursday)
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 Museums à la Carte Lectures

The popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures are held weekly at 12:15 p.m. in the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. This month’s lectures includes: March 1, Irish Voices. March 8, Beyond the Bicep: The Real Story of Rosie the Riveter. March 15, From Mars to Molecules: Quirky Scientists Who Put the Valley on the Map, The Bran-Bread Philosopher: Sylvester Graham and the Science of Human Life. March 22, John F. Kennedy Centennial: The Western Mass Connection. March 29, 2018: Depicting Justice through Fiction in a Western Massachusetts Setting.

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.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Carberry Gallery Presents Sean Greene

March 6-27. Carberry Gallery presents new work/solo exhibition by Sean Greene, a Florence, Mass, artist. Sean Greene has been exhibiting frequently in the U.S. in galleries. He received grants from the Somerville and Northampton Arts Councils, the Artists Resource Trust and recently has been awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship. His work is in private collections in the U.S., the U.K., Australia, and France, as well as the corporate collection of Neiman Marcus, and the University Museum of Contemporary Art in Amherst.

Springfield MA

CityStage Presents CHEFS

March 14 & 15. These hilarious (and delicious) hunks give you a peek behind the apron as they slice, dice, and spice things up in the kitchen through a series of escalating culinary challenges where the stakes are high: if they lose a challenge, they lose their shirt. Literally. CHEFS is a fully interactive experience where you will vote for the winner and may even join the boiling hot chefs on-stage for uproarious cooking demonstrations.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center, Ancestry

March 15th from 1–3PM. $15 per person general public, $5 per person for members. Join Nora Galvin as we explore DNA and our own backgrounds. Discover the three types of DNA tested (mitochondrial, Y and autosomal), the three main companies that test this DNA, and some strategies on how to read your own results. Whether you are an experienced researcher, or you have just begun your study, this talk will help answer the questions you may have on the science behind testing your own DNA.

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center & Annual Pioneer Valley Film Festival

The 13th Annual Pioneer Valley Film Festival, runs March 15 - 27, with 25 film screenings at 18 community venues across Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties. Join us for two week of entertaining, engaging, and thought-provoking films that explore the best of independent cinema through a Jewish lens. March 15, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Opening Night: Bye Bye Germany. $16 – $25

Springfield MA

MassMutual Center, Stars and ShamROCKS Showdown

The 2018 USA vs. Ireland Northeast Boxing Tour presented by USA Boxing is coming to downtown Springfield.  Two of the world’s top amateur boxing teams will come together to battle in friendly duals. As part of the exciting night of boxing action, guests will also revel at the sounds of Springfield’s hometown AC/DC tribute band BACK IN BLACK, performing their “True AC/DC Experience.” March 15, 6:00 PM. $35, $50, $100.

Chicopee MA

Elms College & They Were My Friends

College of Our Lady of the Elms will host an evening with Gerard F. Doherty, author of They Were My Friends – Jack, Bob & Ted: My Life in and out of Politics, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in Elms College Veritas Auditorium. They Were My Friends offers a rare, firsthand account of the behind-the-scenes work that led to some of the most influential moments of the Kennedy brothers’ political lives—and how the son of a Boston firefighter became the only man with a seat at the table with all three Kennedy brothers.