Wednesday Nov 22 @ 7:00 PM
Barry Kingston & The Screaming Souls / Iron Horse Music Hall
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Barry Kingston is a man on a journey to explore his love of music and its endless possibility to bring people together. At a young age, music took strong root in Barry and he proceeds to share this gift with whomever he comes into contact with. From reaching out to countless thousands across New England as the leader of The Breakdown in his early days, to his present musical incarnation with The Screaming Souls and the tens of thousands of young people who have heard Barry's music unplugged at New Spirit retreats, he consistently demonstrates a passion for music and a belief in its ability to foster the interconnectedness of all life.
Wednesday Nov 22 @ 7:00 PM
Masala Jazz at Gateway City Arts
Gateway City Arts – Join us for delicious food, tasty drinks, and exceptional music. Our weekly music series continues with Masala Jazz starting at 7pm. MASALA is a term used in Asian cuisines to mostly describe a combination of wonderful spices. Not unlike the mixture of the many spices in Indian cooking, Masala Jazz is a mixture of many musicians and a fusion of musical expressions with a foundation in jazz and blues. SiriNam Singh Khalsa, the bands' leader , nd originator wanted Masala to reflect family and the enjoyment of playing music. SiriNam’s three decades of guitar playing was described in a Daily Hampshire Gazette Arts and Entertainment article as “a clean and melodic sound influenced by musicians such as Pat Matheny and Larry Carlton.” Menu can be previewed at gatewaycityartsbistro.com
Thursday Nov 23 @ 9:00 AM
ThanksLiving with Gillian
Radiance Yoga – Our annual pre-feast celebration, fundraiser & special in-studio sale returns! As always, ThanksLiving is for all levels & Pay-What-You-Like with all proceeds going to our beloved Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market. We will also be offering special in-studio ThanksLiving only deals, so come Flow, Shop & Support!
Thursday Nov 23 @ 4:00 PM
Join Us For a Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving!
Eastover Estate & Eco-Village – Celebrate the Holiday with a Sumptuous Plant-Based Feast* Thanksgiving at Eastover: Whole Foods • Vegan • Macrobiotic • Gluten-Free ~ Featuring Organic & Locally-Grown, Food & Beverages from the Berkshires and Vicinity *Organic Turkey Option for Non-Vegetarians ~ Join us! ~
Friday Nov 24 @ 6:00 AM
Black Friday Weekend
Lee Premium Outlets – Shop the best Black Friday deals at your favorite retailers including Aeropostale, J.Crew Factory, Michael Kors, Under Armour and more! Extra Festive Hours: Thursday, November 23: Closed Friday, November 24: 6AM to 10PM Please visit our website to learn more at www.premiumoutlets.com/lee
Friday Nov 24 - Nov 26 @ 9:00 AM
Playful Heart - Movement and Ecstatic Meditation
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Celebrate your body and your life in a program of divine joy while you join hearts, hands, and spirits with fellow dancers and seekers. Move from striving to thriving and let go into a wild and playful community of delightful devotion, passionate movement, music, and storytelling. Bring your authentic Self and buoyant heart to dance, move, share, and cherish being alive. The JourneyDance™ approach to self-love and self-empowerment allows you to discover your vibrant radiance. Learn the wisdom of living yoga and ecstatic meditation to find your true call to action and divine vision. After a weekend that includes grounded rituals and engaging in the emotional flow of life, return home rejuvenated, with renewed vitality and inspiration. This program is for all ages and abilities. For all of the details go to: >https://kripalu.org/presenters-programs/playful-heart-movement-and-ecstatic-meditation-inspired-living<
Friday Nov 24 @ 10:00 AM
Holiday Happenings & Lighting of the Quad 2017
Springfield Museums – Kick-off the season with the Grinch, our Gingerbread House exhibit, art activities, and more. All free with museum admission! Followed by the Lighting of the Quad (5-7pm) which is free and open to the public. Meet the Grinch, noon-4 pm Meet the furry green recluse who lives above Whoville. Get a photo taken, and give him a hug or a high five. The Music of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, noon-1 pm Stop by Blake Court and listen to the score of the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas cartoon played live on piano. Tish Rabe and The Very Crabby Christmas, 1 pm Author of many titles in the Cat in the Hat Learning Library She inspires families with a 25 minute presentation that reveals how she became a children’s book author and how she writes her books. Every child who attends Tish’s presentation will receive a signed copy of her book, A Very Crabby Christmas, featuring the Cat in the Hat. How the Grinch Stole Christmas Cartoon & Sing-a-Long, 3 pm Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a 1966 Christmas animated musical comedy television special directed by Chuck Jones. It is based on the eponymous children’s book by Dr. Seuss, the story of the Grinch trying to take away Christmas from the townsfolk of Whoville below his mountain hideaway. Sing-a-Long to the classic songs! Lighting of the Quad, 5-7pm The spectacular architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds of the Quadrangle will sparkle and shimmer against a dazzling outdoor lighting display. This festive holiday celebration features appearances by Santa Claus and the Grinch, plus family fun activities. Free and open to the public!
Friday Nov 24 @ 10:00 AM
Santa & Behind The Scenes Tours
New England Air Museum – The New England Air Museum will hold its annual Santa Claus Visit & Behind the Scenes Tours special event on Friday, November 24th, 2017, the day after Thanksgiving. Santa Claus will meet with children in a helicopter between 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Photos are encouraged, and Santa will distribute a special gift to each child. Visitors will also have the opportunity to create holiday cards for military veterans which will be distributed to local VA centers during the holiday season, as well as Aviation Ornaments to take home. These activity stations will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Additional family fun activities include Aircraft Quest Scavenger Hunts, computerized Flight Simulators, and Kidsport: The Kids Only Exhibit. The Museum will also offer special “Behind the Scenes” tours of the Restoration Facility that day, giving visitors the rare opportunity to take a close-up look at current aircraft restoration projects. The Fairchild Republic A-10 "Thunderbolt II" (aka "Warthog"), the wide bodied Burnelli CBY-3 "Loadmaster," and vintage aircraft engines will be among the restoration projects on display. The tours will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday Nov 24 @ 11:00 AM
Holiday Open House
Macaroni Kid Springfield – Stop by Tower Square immediately following the Parade of the Big Balloons the day after Thanksgiving and enjoy a miriad of free entertainment, including the Tanglewood Marionettes, Hilby the German Juggle Boy, Magician David Garritty, Minion, Olaf the Snowman, Princesses Elsa & Anna, The Talking Tree, the Yuletide Carolers and the Springfield Boys & Girls Club's Festival of Trees!
Friday Nov 24 @ 11:00 AM
Parade of the Big Balloons
Macaroni Kid Springfield – The Parade of the Big Balloons, sponsored by Tower Square, will kick off the holiday season with the Cat in the Hat and a few of his inflatable friends leading the way for Santa who will arrive high above the crowd on Ladder #1 Springfield Fire Department. Balloons include Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Peppa the Pig, MGM Springfield Lion, Twinkles the Snowman, American Flag and more. The Parade of the Big Balloons steps off at Main Street and Lyman Street, processes down Main Street to Mill Street. After the parade, warm-up inside Tower Square for their annual Holiday Open House. Strolling performers, marionette show, Festival of Trees, photos with Santa and more.
Friday Nov 24 - Dec 7 @ 11:00 AM
Festival Of Trees
Macaroni Kid Springfield – The Federation will again be donating a decorated tree to the Springfield Boys and Girls Club Festival of Trees. During the busy holiday season it is a nice activity. The displays are beautiful and you can support a very worthy cause. Please see details below. We invite you to celebrate the holidays at the Springfield Boys & Girls Club’s 17th Annual Festival of Trees from November 24 – December 10, 2017 located at Tower Square in downtown Springfield. Trees donated and decorated by businesses, civic and social organizations, schools, hospitals, families and individuals are raffled off at the conclusion of the event. Try your luck at winning your favorite! All proceeds of the event will help us to continue our 126 years of charitable work by providing children in the community with hope, opportunity, and a safe place to learn and grow. Tower Square 1500 Main Street Springfield, MA 01115 2nd Floor Meeting Room, across from the Cafes Hours Wednesday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thurs-Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission Admission – $5 Seniors – $4 Children 12 & under – FREE Tree Raffle 25 for $10 50/50 Raffle 1 for $5 Special Offers •Wednesdays – Free Admission with Business Card •Current Active Military Personnel & their Families Admitted Free throughout the Festival. •Free parking at the Tower Square garage. Bring your parking ticket to the Festival for validation See all the details and get a discount coupon at: http://www.sbgc.org/festival-of-trees-about-us/
Friday Nov 24 @ 12:30 PM
Black Fur-iday Adoption Event
Dakin Humane Society – On Friday, November 24, join us for Black Fur-iday when we will reduce adoption fees at Dakin! Select adult cats can go home with you for $5 (already spay/neutered, up to date on shots, microchipped, etc.) and "small" animals (non-dog and non-cat) can be yours for 50% off their regular adoption fee at both our Springfield and Leverett Adoption Centers. We'll also have refreshments and be taking "going home" photos of adopters with their new family members. Springfield will be open 12:30-5:30pm, Leverett is 12:30-4:30pm. Bring home a new family member for the holidays!
Friday Nov 24 - Nov 26 @ 5:30 PM
The Natural Singer at Kripalu
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – This 3 Day program is suitable for All. Yoga Experience = None Program Theme = Chanting and Singing Come celebrate the magnificent healing power of your voice. Claude Stein has a remarkable ability to channel the beautiful music and messages that lie within each of us. Receive personally tailored exercises and learn to sing out fearlessly in a program that provides a 100 percent positive environment to practice and sing your heart open. Learn to relax your throat, deepen breathing, hit notes, project confidently, and share stunning breakthroughs in authentic self-expression using favorite songs. The results are simply amazing as you are guided past limiting judgments, fears, and beliefs to build your sound. Whether you are a total beginner or want to take public performing to the next level, you’ll sing like you’ve always wanted to and share your heart more easily. Therapists, coaches, and workshop leaders also find these techniques valuable.?
Friday Nov 24 - Nov 26 @ 6:00 PM
CircusYoga Thanksgiving Weekend Retreat
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Bring your whole family to Kripalu for the weekend following Thanksgiving! Join co-founders Erin Maile O’Keefe and Kevin O’Keefe who have been leading communities together in a blend of interactive group yoga, circus arts, acrobatics and play for over 19 years. Deep rejuvenation comes with connection and joyful play. Bring your friends and family to experience this intentionally multigenerational practice. Whether you have kids or not, experience a village at play together. Be on the edge of your learning and surprise yourself by what you can do. Create the culture of a traveling circus and embody your part in it. Embrace the principle of inclusion by connecting to the full spectrum of your being!
Friday Nov 24 @ 7:00 PM
Todd Rundgren at The Calvin Theatre
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – The title of Todd Rundgren's 1973 solo album aptly sums up the contributions of this multi-faceted artist to state-of-the-art music. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and, most recently, interactive artist (re-designated TR-i), Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music. His work has earned him a vast and loyal global following and immense respect from his musical peers. His production work with such stylistically diverse artists as MEAT LOAF, NEW YORK DOLLS, PATTI SMITH, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, THE TUBES, XTC, CHEAP TRICK, PSYCHEDELIC FURS, AND HALL & OATES has firmly placed him among the gifted elite of musicians and producers.
Friday Nov 24 @ 7:00 PM
Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters at The Iron Horse Music Hall
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Doors at 5:30pm. Impeccably schooled in the 'T-Bone Walker Institute of Rhythm' and imbued with the passion and soul of such West Side masters as Magic Sam, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy and Earl Hooker, Ronnie Earl caresses the strings with utmost sensitivity one moment, alternately following it by a cluster of hard-edged riffs. The calm is shattered, but the impact is riveting. No guitarist in recent memory has plied his instrument with such unerring instinct in channeling his inner emotional state, as has Earl. "He is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today. He makes me proud.!" - B.B. King
Friday Nov 24 - Nov 26 @ 7:00 PM
Building a Better Immune System for Lifelong Health and Vitality
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Join Kripalu's Sudha Carolyn Lundeen and Elizabeth Boham, M.D. and discover how to up-level your health by boosting the functioning of your immune system. Natural techniques drawn from yoga and functional medicine can improve how your immune system works. Starting with the biochemistry of stress and how this impacts the immune system, you learn to: - Strengthen immunity using the mind-body connection - Choose foods that have natural immune-boosting qualities - Cultivate yoga and breathing practices to enhance immunity - Incorporate daily Ayurvedic self-care practices - Learn how toxins impact your immune system and how naturally to support detoxification - Practice yoga nidra to manage the damaging impacts of stress. Particularly beneficial for those wanting to increase vitality and well-being, these tools are helpful for everyone who wants to stay healthy or regain good health.
Friday Nov 24 - Nov 26 @ 7:30 PM
Empower Your Life Vision: Kripalu, MA
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Empower Your Life Vision Through Anusara Yoga! Create a passionate context for your Life's Vision. Dive in and take your yoga practice into a new realm by tapping into your joy for life itself! Each day of this retreat includes asana, pranayama, and meditation to unlock your unlimited reserves of creativity and inner power. Join Jackie Prete and Tiffany Wood to learn: - Anusara’s Universal Principles of Alignment™ and how to apply them in asana and in life - The three A’s of Anusara (attitude, alignment, and action) - How to find the revelatory energy at the source of who you are. Program Session Schedule Friday 7:30-9:00 PM: Man on the Moon – Tap into passion. Saturday 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM: A Wise Strategy – Expand on what you think is possible. Saturday 1:45 - 4:30 PM: Reverence –The key to breaking through barriers. Sunday 10 AM - 12:30: Mission Possible – One giant leap. *This retreat is recommended for people with a minimum of one year yoga experience.
Friday Nov 24 - Nov 26 @ 7:30 PM
Introduction to Meditation
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health 57 Interlaken Stockbridge, MA 01263 1-866-200-5203 Price: $250 plus room and board Two day workshop. November 24 - 26, 2017 Heard about the benefits of meditation and wondered what the practice is really like? Or maybe you’ve had some meditation instruction but haven’t yet found a technique that fits your temperament and lifestyle, one that allows you to sustain a regular practice. Bhavani Lorraine Nelson, known for her clear instruction and user-friendly approach, introduces you to meditation techniques from the traditions of yoga, including Meditation on the breath Loving-kindness meditation Walking meditation Pranayama (breathing exercises) Mantra meditation Sanskrit chanting as meditation. Gain the inspiration and clarity you need to continue meditating at home, ultimately bringing greater peace, equanimity, and contentment into your life. Note You may bring your own meditation cushion or bench if you have one. CE Credits:Yoga Teachers (YA) : 16 credits, $30.00
Friday Nov 24 - Nov 26 @ 7:30 PM
A Buddhist Healing Ritual
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Healing Chöd is an ancient Buddhist ritual known for its power to alleviate physical, emotional, and mental illness and suffering. There are no instructions to follow or techniques to learn. One simply lies down, rests, and receives healing. Healing Chöd is suitable for everyone, including those with chronic or mild illnesses. Healing Chöd rituals consist of music, prayers, and mantras in the sacred sounds of Sanskrit and Tibetan, transformative mudras and offerings, and meditation to cut through the destructive emotions and repel negative energies and obstacles. Empowerments are given to further increase healing blessings. Dakini’s Heart-Essence Chöd is based on the female Buddha, Vajrayogini. It originated with the 10th-century Indian yogi Mahasiddha Naropa, and was passed down to Lama Migmar’s guru, Chogye Trichen Rinpoche, also the guru of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. #healingchod #buddhistritual #meditation