Wednesday Nov 22 @ 1:00 PM
Amherst Survival Center’s Community Thanksgiving Meal
Amherst Survival Center – Join us for the Center's annual Community Thanksgiving Meal at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Amherst, MA. All are welcome.
Wednesday Nov 22 @ 6:00 PM
North Adams Annual Tree Lighting
North Adams Tourism – Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown, North Adams! The rain date will be Friday, December 1st. We'll kickoff the evening at the tree by the First Baptist Church at the top of Main Street with a few words of thanks from some familiar faces before hitting the switch and lighting up Main Street with thousands of twinkling lights. Next our friends, the Drury High School Band, will lead Santa & Mrs. Claus to join us with festive holiday tunes to hand out goody bags for all the kids! This also kicks off the holiday shopping season! Take a stroll downtown to view the window displays decorated by volunteer groups. (More info. on window to come.) Don't miss the great holiday deals and events happening at your favorite local retailers, restuarants and other local businesses! Thank you to our generous sponsors: Berkshire Bank, Greylock Federal Credit Union, MountainOne Bank, Cascade Art Supplies, and the City of North Adams. A very special THANK YOU to our friends at the First Baptist Church, MASS MoCA and the Drury High School Band and Bandfront for helping to make the evening so special!
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
Wednesday Nov 22 - Nov 23 @ 8:30 PM
RUM HAM Before Beer & Turkey!
Pitcher's Mound Pub – Rum Ham is Mound Bound once again for the night before Thanksgiving. So come on down, have a drink, watch them rock out, and distract yourself from the holiday chaos.
Friday Nov 24 - Dec 22 @ 9:00 AM
Shop, eat & stay local. North Adams
North Adams Tourism – Angelinas Subs, AR Designs, At Home TLC, Inc, Aubuchons, Bark & Cat, Bark & Groom, Bath Expressions, Becks Printing, Bella Roma Pizza, Berkshire Embroidery, Berkshire Emporium, Boston Seafood, Brazeau's Butcher Shop, Brewhaha Café & Coffee shop, Bright Ideas Carr Hardware, Christo's Pizza, Common Folk Artist Collective Desperados, Dilego Jewlers, Dominos Eagle Street Artisans, Eagle Street Music Eat to Total Health, Eclipse Mill, EMPIRE CAFÉ FESTIVE, Fitness by Beth, Frog Lotus Yoga, FYP Grazie, Gramercy Bistro HARDWARE at MASS MoCA Jacks Hotdogs Klipper Kingz, Kim's Cuts, Korean Garden Label shopper, Lickety Split MAC Treasures, Man's World, Makers' Mill, MCLA G51 99 cent show, Mengs Pan Asian, Miner Combat, Mount Williams Greenhouse, Moulton's Spectacle Nail Design, North Adams Farmers Market, North Adams Movieplex, North Adams Yoga, Olympia Sports Papa Gino's, Papa John's, Peebles, Persnickity Toys, Planet Fitness Ramuntos Pizza Sanford & Kid, Sauve Guitars, Scissor Sisters, Shear Maddness, Studio North Dance Arts The Computer Bug, The Hub, The SereniTea Cafe and Bar, Tunnel City Coffee, T&M Auto V&V, Verizon, Vianor Tire, Village Pizza Wests Package, Whitneys Beverage AND MORE! Sorry if I missed you, comment or PM me and I'll keep adding to the list!
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 25 @ 8:00 PM
Rock Show / Puerto Rico Hurricane Fundraiser
Promotorhead Entertainment – Sciencefight The Volstead Act The Mo-Zeb Experiment Celseìgh 9pm 18+ Suggested $10 cover Help us support our neighbors in Puerto Rico by watching bands and drinking beers! All proceeds to go to United for Puerto Rico. https://www.unidosporpuertorico.com/en/
Saturday Nov 25 @ 10:00 AM
Florence Holiday Parade
Florence Civic & Business Assc. – Saturday, November 25, 2012 at 10 AM Starts at Trinity Road Park, finishish at The Civic Center with Santa coffee Cider cookies and donuts served. Best veiw at the intersection of Maple and Main, catch the second time around.
Saturday Nov 25 @ 7:00 PM
Roomful of Blues at Iron Horse
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Doors at 5:30pm. Even though Roomful of Blues’ lineup has changed over the years, the band has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Currently an eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon, the band has never sounded fresher or stronger. In 2010, singer Phil Pemberton took over the vocal duties, bringing his sweet and soulful vocals and adding another bright new dimension to the jazzy, jump-blues musical roots. Their winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul remains their calling card, as does their ability to fill the dance floor. Along with newer members, bassist John Turner, trumpeter Doug Woolverton, drummer Chris Rivelli, and keyboardist Rusty Scott, and longtime members baritone and tenor saxophonist Mark Earley, tenor and alto saxophonist Rich Lataille , Roomful keeps on rockin’ in 2015. Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, “are in a class by themselves.” With their masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy, hard-edged blues and R&B, it’s no wonder why the great Count Basie called them “the hottest blues band I’ve ever heard.” Since 1967, the group’s deeply rooted blend of swing, rock ‘n’ roll, jump, blues and soul has earned it five Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards. With a non-stop performance schedule for over 45 years, Roomful of Blues has earned critical, popular and radio success and a legion of fans around the globe. including the prestigious DownBeat International Critics Poll for “Best Blues Band”.
Saturday Nov 25 @ 7:30 PM
UMass Hockey vs Quinnipiac
Mullins Center – Join the Minutemen as they host Quinnipiac Saturday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mullins Center! Be sure to stick around post game for our FREE Saturday Night Skate on the Mullins Center ice. To receive a FREE skate rental sign up at the marketing table located on the concourse behind section Z before the end of the second period. Space and skate rentals are limited so be sure to sign up early! For information on season tickets, mini plans, Power Play Passes, or single game tickets call 1-866-UMASS-TIX or visit UMassAthletics.com. Entry is FREE for all UMass undergraduate students just by showing their Ucard.
Saturday Nov 25 @ 8:00 PM
The Greys: A Jimi Hendrix Experiment
Gateway City Arts – The Greys have been making their way around New England for the past two years as a "hard to describe" indie-alternative-haunted-space jam vocal/bass duo, this fall they play Wormtown Music Festival to cap their summer tour and they released their debut EP The Landing this past February. To celebrate Jimi Hendrix's 75th birthday this November, The Greys are bringing a whole new experience back to where a lot of this started for them, Gateway City Arts. Vocalist Cait Simpson and Bassist Chris Merritt make up the valley based duo The Greys. Their original music is evocatively honest and musically takes you to a place you didn't know could exist between two instruments such as this. Jimi Hendrix and Cait share a birthday, she mentions it every chance she gets, and to celebrate Jimi turning 3 quarters of a century, they're inviting some of the valley's finest musicians to share a night in celebration of such an influential man. Featuring four different lead guitarists, and a full band featuring members of Fat Bradley, The Big Sway, Sodada, The Bad Signs, The Luke DeRoy Trio, The Mtali Banda Oneness Project, and more-come see The Greys, and Jimi, like never before. TheGreysDuo.com $10 adv / $14 door Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1535452 Details: https://www.gatewaycityarts.com/thegreys
Saturday Nov 25 - Nov 26 @ 8:00 PM
Hurricane Benefit: Chiburi / Beast of Nod / Das Muerte/ The Big Dirty
Promotorhead Entertainment – Suggested $10 cover Help us support our neighbors in Puerto Rico by watching bands and drinking beers! All proceeds to go to United for Puerto Rico. https://www.unidosporpuertorico.com/en/ The Beast of Nod Das Muerte The Big Dirty (NH)(official profile) Chiburi 18+ 9pm
Sunday Nov 26 @ 3:00 PM
Your Voice, Poet
Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center Ballroom – Your Voice, Poet was written by Haitian actor and playwright Jean Dany Joachim and was the winner of Silverthorne’s 2016 Playwrights of Color Competition. It will be performed by a cast from New York’s Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble under the direction of David Elyha. In the course of the forty-five minute performance, three characters speak eloquently, offering insight into the world of the dispossessed. The setting could be Haiti, or rural India, or the streets of downtown Springfield, Holyoke or Greenfield. A Man, A Woman, and a Soldier implore The Poet to give voice to the conditions in which they must live their lives. Following the performance of the play, the seating will be reconfigured for a one-hour inclusive discussion between facilitators, audience members and performers. Together the group will address the questions raised by the play of the function of the arts in a dysfunctional world. YOUR VOICE, POET will also be performed on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25 at 8 pm at the BING ARTS CENTER, 716 Sumner Ave in Springfield.
Sunday Nov 26 @ 6:00 PM
Promotorhead Podcast Episode 11: Disguise The Curse
Promotorhead Entertainment – Disguise the Curse are joining us for Episode 11 of the Promotorhead Entertainment Podcast! FREE live in-studio performance at Sonic Titan Studios starts at 6 PM. BYOB.
Monday Nov 27 @ 7:00 PM
Far Out Film Discussion: Naked Lunch
Forbes Library – Far Out Film Discussion is formatted like a book club: check out the film, watch it at home, and attend the meeting to discuss it. (We will not be screening the film at the program.) We meet the last Monday of each month. Our next movie is Naked Lunch, based on the 1959 novel by William S Burroughs. The film version was made in 1991 and directed by David Cronenberg. View the trailer here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0fhzA_j6lQ Copies of the film will be available in the Reference Dept. and the Arts and Music Dept. Join us in the Community Room on Monday November 27th at 7:00pm to discuss the film!
Tuesday Nov 28 @ 10:00 AM
Communication and Collaboration Through Laughter
Happier Valley Comedy & The Ha-Ha's – This event is for faculty and staff at Amherst College. How much do we really listen? This fast-paced and energizing workshop will help you understand how effective listening is much more than something we only do with our ears. It engages our eyes, minds, hearts, and guts. Learn and practice skills that focus on the all-important ability of paying attention acutely, listening without judgment to what is actually being said (as opposed to what we want to hear) as well as hearing what isn't being said. Strengthen the muscles used to apply these deep listening skills to collaborative work in which innovation runs free as we seek to best serve the needs of the moment in order to move forward together - true collaboration and team spirit! Experience active, easy-to-learn group improv-training exercises that deliver powerful results in a really fun way. All exercises are completed in a circle or pairs; participants are never "on stage." This workshop is designed so everyone along the introvert-extrovert spectrum feels comfortable and successful.?..with lots of laughter along the way! Professional improviser-facilitator Pam Victor gently and joyfully guides you through easy-to-learn, non-performance improv training exercises specifically applied to the professional setting in order to gain powerful tools to promote a positive and expansive process to use in your communication and collaborations with staff, faculty, and students. "Improvisation is at the heart of everyday social interaction, whether it's adjusting to new environments, responding to obstacles or pivoting strategy in the workplace," according to Kelly Leonard, Executive Director of Insights and Applied Improvisation at The Second City and author of Yes, And, which is partnering with The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business to study precisely how improvisation promotes improved workplace dynamics. Come see the results for yourself - and have some laughs in the process - with Communication and Collaboration THROUGH LAUGHTER. Presented by Pam Victor, President Happier Valley Comedy
Tuesday Nov 28 @ 8:00 PM
An Evening with David Rawlings
Academy of Music Theatre – DSP Shows and Signature Sounds Presents: An Evening with David Rawlings Tuesday, November 28th 8:00pm The Academy of Music Theatre Northampton MA Acclaimed songwriter and guitarist David Rawlings comes to the Academy of Music in support of his new album Poor David’s Almanack. He and his all-star band will perform two full sets of music each night, including songs off his new album and favorites from the first two Dave Rawlings Machine records, A Friend of A Friend and Nashville Obsolete. David Rawlings’s third album, Poor David’s Almanack, is out now on Acony Records. For the album of ten new songs, Rawlings leaves the Dave Rawlings Machine moniker behind and serves up a wry mixture of acoustic and electric music rich in ageless American vernacular. Poor David’s Almanack was engineered by studio wizards Ken Scott (Beatles, David Bowie) and Matt Andrews on analog tape during a week of sessions at legendary Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Rawlings and longtime compatriot Gillian Welch joined together with Willie Watson, Paul Kowert, Brittany Haas, Ketch Secor, and Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith of Dawes to produce an album for all seasons. NPR hails the album as “a sweetly engaging, impressively wide- ranging collection of American roots music." Recently Poor David’s Almanack was premiered in its entirety as an NPR First Listen and The Wall Street Journal ran an in-depth interview with Rawlings, where they hailed him as an “extraordinary folk guitarist with a sympathetic ear and bell like tone,” who “tends to favor thoughtful single-note or arpeggiated solos that follow their own logic and aren’t locked into a cliché.” Rolling Stone Country also premiered the first single from Rawlings’ album, “Cumberland Gap”. The rollicking cut features Gillian Welch, and Rolling Stone Country calls it “haunting” and a “Southern Gothic stomp.” This release marks the 8th studio collaboration between Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Their creative partnership spans over two decades and includes the GRAMMY-nominated The Harrow and the Harvest (2011), the much lauded and latest Rawlings release, Nashville Obsolete, which landed on numerous 2015 year-end best-of lists, and the 2001 GRAMMY-nominated masterpiece Time (The Revelator). All releases are available on Acony Records, the independent label they founded in 2001. In recognition of their remarkable career, Welch and Rawlings were honored with the Americana Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting in 2015 and the Berklee American Masters Award in 2016.
Wednesday Nov 29 @ 4:30 PM
In Conversation: Ceramicist Juliet Bacchas and Artist Imo Imeh
University Museum of Contemporary Art – The two will discuss and demonstrate traditional West African techniques employed by contemporary artists.