TODAY
    Sunday Jul 23 @ 9:00 AM
Justice Cup 2017
Massachusetts Jobs with Justice! – The THIRD annual Justice Cup/Copa Justicia soccer tournament will take place on July 23, 2017. Whether you’re a competitive player or enjoy kicking around the ball with your friends, there is a way for you to participate. All skill levels are welcome! There will be food from local vendors, exciting prizes, activities for kids, music, and a social justice resource fair to learn about all the great organizations and businesses in the Valley! Also, we're happy to announce that Mayor Alex Morse of Holyoke will be presenting the winning teams with their awards at the end of the day! HOW IT WORKS Signup: Create a soccer team of 5-10 players or sign up as an individual and we will assign you to a team. Pick a division: Competitive, Just for Fun, or Family. If registering as a team, pick a team name and designate a Team Captain to stay in touch with the planning crew. You will be guaranteed 3-5 games depending on registration numbers. The games will be 5 vs 5 with small goals and no goalie. Each game will be 30 minutes long with two 15-minute halves. All players/teams are expected to bring a light and dark team jersey. There will be a strict no slide-tackling rule. Amateur referees will call the games. Proceeds from the event will be used to support the critical organizing of Mass JwJ and its 70+ coalition members are doing for workers’ rights and economic justice in Western Mass. It will also benefit the work of the Pioneer Valley Workers Center organizing to build power among Immigrant Righst and Low Wage workers rights! Registration to play or sponsor a team coming soon!
 
TODAY
    Sunday Jul 23 @ 10:00 AM
Master Class: Aakash Odedra
Jacob's Pillow Dance – JULY 23 | Aakash Odedra 10am-11:30am | Intermediate/advanced dancers ages 16+ CLASS FEES: $15/class or $80/6-Class Card ($10 per class for dance teachers with appropriate I.D.) Pre-register by calling 413.243.9919x165 or online here: http://bit.ly/2sBACHs Participants younger than 18 require a parent/guardian’s signature on a liability waiver. If under 18 years of age, download the liability waiver and bring completed form to class: http://bit.ly/2rF642Q Aakash Odedra leads a contemporary dance class. Beginning with a light warm up, he will focus on rhythm and breathing, building a steady pulse to then guide participants into learning movement from his repertory and building phrase work. The class will be intense and physical, but always fun. Class concludes with a cool down and opportunity for discussion. Learn more, http://bit.ly/2s3wXyx Please wear comfortable clothes to move in, bare feet are fine.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Jul 23 @ 5:00 PM
FlavaEvolution at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
The Arts Block Ballroom – We're going to be doing it LIVE at Hawks and Reed PAC. Join us for expressive art music accompanied by great food and drinks. And if you still haven't got a copy of White Elephant, here's your chance :-) $10 cover Be sure to "like" our FlavaEvolution page and subscribe to our events to keep up with us! www.flavaevolution.com
 
TODAY
    Sunday Jul 23 @ 7:00 PM
Alex Snydman Trio at Iron Horse
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Doors at 5:30pm. Eli Catlin opens. Drummer Alex Snydman launched himself onto the modern jazz landscape with his debut album entitled Fortunate Actionwhich released in 2013. Alex explains his inspiration behind the project: "Fortunate Action is a term that to me symbolizes the positive ripples that echo out when we listen to our inner voice. Sometimes this intuition we are all imbued with is telling us to make a difficult decision, but it seems that it is always directing us towards a path of Love." Down Beat Magazine states "Snydman's debut recalls the heartland approach of Brian Blade's Fellowship Band" while All About Jazz declares "Fortunate Action deserves serious attention from critics and fans alike." This sentiment is echoed by EJAZZ NEWS saying "Alex Snydman has offered the listening public a new level of sound, with accolade-blanketed reactions" and Brent Black of Critical Jazz declaring the album as "One of the best for 2013...4.5 Stars...on point in every possible fashion." Alex has performed at major jazz clubs and festivals on the East and West Coasts as a leader and sideman. He has shared the stage with artists such as Grammy winner Charles Neville, Larry Koonse, Grace Kelly, Avery Sharpe, Joe Sanders, Felipe Salles, Miro Sprague, Tatum Greenblatt, Chris Pattishall, Josh Johnson, Carl Clements, Geoff Vidal and many more. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Jazz Performance at The California Institute of the Arts, while maintaining a bi-coastal performance schedule.
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Jul 24 @ 6:00 PM
Free Youth Football Clinic
Hoosac Valley Hurricanes Football – Two nights - Monday and Tuesday, July 24 and 25. We will run two nights of clinics for all football players entering Grades 3-8. No equipment required. Players should bring cleats, socks, shorts, t shirt, a towel, and a drink. Please have sneakers available in the event of rain. We will work on having players do some basic warm up drills, teaching some techniques for running, throwing, catching, blocking, and tackling.
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Jul 24 @ 7:00 PM
Gaelic Storm at The Iron Horse
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is looking sharper than ever with their latest release, Matching Sweaters. The new album mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that's as wide-ranging as the band's own audience. From bluegrass fans and country cowboys to Deadheads, rock & rollers and Celtic fanatics, Gaelic Storm has built one of the most diverse fan bases in modern music. Matching Sweaters helps explain the broad appeal. Rooted in the songwriting of founding members Patrick Murphy and Steve Twigger, the album moves from drinking songs ("Another Stupid Drinking Song") to energetic instrumentals ("The Narwhaling Cheesehead") to rootsy pop/rockers ("Whiskeyed Up and Womaned Out"), gluing everything together with the spark and spirit of a band that's spent close to 20 years on the road. "We're a touring band," says percussionist Ryan Lacey, who joined the lineup in 2003. "That's how this band works. Matching Sweaters is one of the most complete albums we've done so far, because it taps into every facet of our live show."
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 12:30 PM
Signing Pizza Gathering in July!
Holyoke Community College Deaf Community – ASL learning and games. Pizza is free, but please bring your own beverage. RSVP at least a day ahead of time so we can order enough pizza. Held in Kittredge Center 303.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 2:30 PM
Forbes Library's Minecraft Madness!
Forbes Library – Join Jungle Jim at the Forbes Library on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm for Minecraft Madness! Combining balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv, this 45-minute action-packed performance is a Minecraft fan’s dream! Over a dozen volunteers join Jungle Jim on stage for activities such as the Building Block Madness Tournament, a riveting Zombie Chase, the Balloon Firework Rocket extravaganza, and the incredible giant slime-ball creation! Best suited for ages 3-10
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 6:00 PM
Free Youth Football Clinic
Hoosac Valley Hurricanes Football – Two nights - Monday and Tuesday, July 24 and 25. We will run two nights of clinics for all football players entering Grades 3-8. No equipment required. Players should bring cleats, socks, shorts, t shirt, a towel, and a drink. Please have sneakers available in the event of rain. We will work on having players do some basic warm up drills, teaching some techniques for running, throwing, catching, blocking, and tackling.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 7:00 PM
Gaelic Storm at The Iron Horse (Second Night)
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Second night added by ridonculous popular demand! After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is looking sharper than ever with their latest release, Matching Sweaters. The new album mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that's as wide-ranging as the band's own audience. From bluegrass fans and country cowboys to Deadheads, rock & rollers and Celtic fanatics, Gaelic Storm has built one of the most diverse fan bases in modern music. Matching Sweaters helps explain the broad appeal. Rooted in the songwriting of founding members Patrick Murphy and Steve Twigger, the album moves from drinking songs ("Another Stupid Drinking Song") to energetic instrumentals ("The Narwhaling Cheesehead") to rootsy pop/rockers ("Whiskeyed Up and Womaned Out"), gluing everything together with the spark and spirit of a band that's spent close to 20 years on the road. "We're a touring band," says percussionist Ryan Lacey, who joined the lineup in 2003. "That's how this band works. Matching Sweaters is one of the most complete albums we've done so far, because it taps into every facet of our live show."
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:30 PM
Free Concert at the Lake with the Brave Brothers
North Adams Tourism – Join us for these FREE weekly concerts, every Wednesday, at Windsor Lake! The Concert at the Lake Series, sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union, is a family friendly experience for all ages and a perfect opportunity to pack a picnic dinner, gather with friends, and enjoy live local music amongst the natural beauty of the Windsor Lake grounds. 2017 Summer Line Up 8/2 – Bang on A Can 8/9 – JP Murphy 8/16 – NO CONCERT – Join us downtown for the 21st Annual Downtown Celebration! 8/23 – One Way Out 8/30 – Matchstick Architects Concerts start at 6:30PM. Rain cancellation will be called by 3PM on the day of.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:30 PM
Forbes Library Zine Club
Forbes Library – A club to talk and create all-things-zine! Meeting at Forbes Library on the second floor in the Arts and Music Department.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 7:00 PM
The Stray Birds at Iron Horse, Plus Eavesdrop!
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Doors at 5:30pm. All originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, The Stray Birds started as a duo of acoustic buskers in early 2010 when Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven met with their instruments, their voices, and their songs. It didn't take much convincing to get bassist Charlie Muench on board, and with the addition of a third unique and powerful voice, the group began to define its captivating sound. Seven years, three original records, and some six hundred performances later, the band is best known today for its songwriting, its tight and forthcoming vocal harmony blend and its commitment to an impassioned delivery of original material, both on stage and in the studio. They've been seen from LA to London, sung songs from Dallas to Denmark, and played tunes from New York to New Orleans. Their 2016 Yep Roc Records release Magic Fire was produced by Grammy-winner Larry Campbell and earned much praise, including being named by NPR as one of Folk Alley's Top Ten Records of 2016. With time, their sound has evolved to a palate broader than what it first was on the street corners and in the markets, but this much remains true: The Stray Birds is a band of musicians as subtle and nuanced as they are energetic, a band of writers as blatant and bold as they are coy, and perhaps most importantly, a band of people as friendly and compassionate as they are talented. It's safe to imagine that most who hear their music come back for another listen, time and again. ----------------------- Supported by Eavesdrop Hailing from the Northeast, these Pioneer Valley natives provide a sound all their own -- a perfect combination of soulful vocals, intricate harmonies, warm acoustics, and moving rhythm. Stripped-down, raw, and natural, their magic flourishes in the most intimate of spaces. Their vibrant dynamic creates a unique experience for each listener -- constantly crossing the lines between something hauntingly beautiful and incredibly fun!
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 - Jul 30 @ 8:00 PM
Ballet Hispánico
Jacob's Pillow Dance – Ballet Hispánico | Event Dates: Wednesday - 8pm Thursday - 8pm Friday - 8pm Saturday - 2pm & 8pm Sunday - 2pm Ballet Hispánico brings captivating style, crisp technique, and charismatic bravado to the Ted Shawn Theatre. “The versatile Ballet Hispánico dancers are exquisite” (The Washington Post). Ballet Hispánico offers the thrilling diversity of Latino culture—a fusion of classical, Latin, and contemporary dance. The program features the Pillow-commissioned and flamenco-inspired Línea Recta by Colombian-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, set to Spanish guitar by Eric Vaarzon Morel. Other works include Eduardo Vilaro’s Danzón, which features a contemporary take on the national dance of Cuba, and Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s colorful and amusing Flabbergast. *Programming subject to change.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 - Jul 30 @ 8:15 PM
Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY
Jacob's Pillow Dance – Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY | Event Dates: Wednesday - 8:15pm Thursday - 8:15pm Friday - 8:15pm Saturday - 2:15pm & 8:15pm Sunday - 2:15pm Led by “choreography’s It girl” (The Los Angeles Times) Danielle Agami, the Los Angeles-based Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY brings the mesmerizing intensity of Gaga movement to the intimate Doris Duke Theatre. A former company member and rehearsal director of Ohad Naharin’s world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company, the work of Israeli-born Agami is athletic, direct, and intelligent. Her ensemble work Exhibit B exposes the challenges the Israeli conflict brings to daily life, and is set to Omid Walizadeh’s hip-hop and Iranian music score. Other works to be announced. *Programming subject to change.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
When It's All Going To The Dogs: Estate Planning For Your Pet
Dakin Humane Society – Join us and presenter, Gina M. Barry - Attorney at Law, Bacon Wilson P.C. this month to learn about estate planning for your animals. Topics covered include: - Key final questions that should be answered to address your pet’s welfare and their future. - Choosing continued care and your final decisions regarding your pets. - How to include and structure your will to ensure care for your animals and their legal status in regards to your estate plan. - A discussion around Pet Trusts and special provisions to support and protect your beloved furry family member. - Necessary documents to include to protect your pets. Humans only please! Free and open to the public. The session is hosted by Dakin Humane Society at the Jones Library, Amherst - Woodbury Room. Light refreshments will be served. Limited Seating; Attendees must RSVP via eventbrite by July 25th. If you have additional questions, please contact Stacey Price, Director of Development and Marketing at sprice@dakinhumane.org or call 413-781-4000 ext. 121. This event is first come, first serve.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM
Mystical Healing 101
Trinity Healing Sanctuary – Intro To Mystical Energy Healing! Are you looking for change in your life? Come experience the way energy works in your physical and emotional health. This informational 2 hour workshop will incorporate experiential and practical learning. See how energy impacts life's stress in your relationships, job and family life. Let the change begin with you and let us show you how! Call (413) 268-3181 to register. Space is limited to 10 people. Free of charge!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM
Holly Bowling at Iron Horse
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Doors at 5:30pm.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:30 PM
Thursday Experiment #7
Gateway City Arts – Thursday Experiment #7 July 27 1 - Izikhotane (Hartford,CT) Performance poetry truth and sound 2 - Stephen Gaucci (Brooklyn, NY) Solo saxophone A master of strength, vibration and circular breathing. 3 - Open Jam Session - bring your instrument to play $5 suggested donation
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 8:00 PM
The Chalet featuring Misty Blues Duet
MASS MoCA – Raise a glass with us every Thursday night this summer at The Chalet, artist Dean Baldwin’s riverside beer garden. Enjoy balmy Berkshire nights with lively music, good conversation with visiting artists, and delicious drinks. The bar opens at 5:30pm; events begin around 8pm. Live music from Misty Blues Duet starts at 8pm mistybluesband.com The Chalet is always free. Bring cash for the bar!