March 17, 2018

March 17, 2018 (Saturday)
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.

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.

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 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.

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


Maple Weekend

The sugaring season has begun! Visit a sugarhouse to learn about maple sugaring, pick up pure Massachusetts maple syrup and other treats, or eat at a restaurant that's featuring menu items made with pure Massachusetts maple syrup.

Holyoke MA

Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade Road Race

St. Patrick's Parade Road Race, March 17, 1-3PM. Each year the St. Patrick's Road Race has grown in both attendance and in stature. More than 6,000 runners of all levels participate, being cheered on by more than 100,000 supporters who line the streets in downtown Holyoke. It is seen by runners as the premier 10k road race in Western Massachusetts.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents AMMO Fight League

Mar 17, Doors open at 5pm - Fight starts at 6pm. ADMISSION: General Seating: $35; Preferred Seating: $45; VIP Seating: $75. This will be an amateur and professional mixed martial arts fight card with some of the best MMA fighters that New England can offer.

Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents MIAA Basketball Finals

March 17, Games start at 11 AM .MIAA Boys & Girls Basketball State Championships.

Springfield MA

Nathan Bill's Bar & Restaurant, St. Patrick's Day

March 17th, our annual St. Patrick's Day Block Party! The Cabeys will be joining us once again for a fun filled day of live Irish music!

Springfield MA

BasketBull Jr. HoopHall Championships - The Finals

March 17-18. Our "Finals" event will be held in the Greater Springfield area and will feature teams that have qualified by placing in the top 4 of their division in one of our previous Jr. HoopHall Series events.  It will also feature selected teams and programs that have been hand-picked and received an invite from our staff.