TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM
Summer Learning Series: Social Media 101 for Parents
Parent And Community Engagement Center – Join us for the Summer Learning Series for Parents at the PACE Center! Social Media 101 for Parents is a workshop for parents of school age children. It will discuss why kids are on social media, what apps and programs they are using, how to guard digital footprints, many useful tips, and more! For more information about the Summer Learning Series for Parents, please call the PACE Center at 413.787.6959 ext. 49110.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM
Painting Like Rockwell with Dan Howe
Norman Rockwell Museum – Painting Like Rockwell with Illustrator/Painter Dan Howe Monday, July 24- Friday, July 28 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Painter/illustrator Dan Howe will share his rich knowledge of the approaches to drawing and painting that were used by America’s favorite illustrator. Light and shadow, color strategies, figure construction, and tone design will be discussed and demonstrated, as will direct painting from the model. The complexities of the process will be broken down in a series of exercises, and brought together in a final painting encompassing the elements of art. All levels welcome. Please pre-register; $250; $215 members and students.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM
Kids Create!
Norman Rockwell Museum – Kids Create! Wednesdays July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For children ages 5 and up Children and their parents/caregivers are invited to explore the galleries and Museum landscape during these interactive art sessions that inspire experimentation with a variety of materials and techniques. Take one class or take them all! $7, $5 members.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 1:30 PM
Curatorial Conversations: Exploring the Art on View
Norman Rockwell Museum – Curatorial Conversations: Exploring the Art on View Wednesdays, July 12, 26, August 9, 23, September 13, 27, October 11, 25 1:30 p.m. Enjoy these informal gallery conversations with the Museum’s curators, who will discuss our current exhibitions, including "Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol;" "Uncle Andy’s and Other Stories: The Art of James Warhola;" and "Learning from the Masters: The Famous Artists School." Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission.
 
TODAY
    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.
 
TODAY
    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!
 
TODAY
    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.
 
TODAY
    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.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM
Painting Like Rockwell with Dan Howe
Norman Rockwell Museum – Painting Like Rockwell with Illustrator/Painter Dan Howe Monday, July 24- Friday, July 28 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Painter/illustrator Dan Howe will share his rich knowledge of the approaches to drawing and painting that were used by America’s favorite illustrator. Light and shadow, color strategies, figure construction, and tone design will be discussed and demonstrated, as will direct painting from the model. The complexities of the process will be broken down in a series of exercises, and brought together in a final painting encompassing the elements of art. All levels welcome. Please pre-register; $250; $215 members and students.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM
Draw In: Sketching Our World
Norman Rockwell Museum – Draw In! Sketching Our World Thursdays July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For children ages 7 and up Use drawing as a tool for discovery in this lively hands on series of classes that will explore both the outdoors and the works on view in pencil, pastel, and other dry media. Children $7, $5 members.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 1:30 PM
Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School
Norman Rockwell Museum – Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School Thursdays, July 27, August 17, September 14, and October 19 1:30 p.m. Explore the step-by-step process to creating effective works of art as outlined by the illustrators of the Famous Artists School with artist/educator Patrick O’Donnell, who will demonstrate the techniques of Norman Rockwell, Al Parker, Al Dorne, Austin Briggs, and other noted founders of this popular mid-century correspondence course. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 2:00 PM
Historic Property Walks
Norman Rockwell Museum – Historic Property Walks Thursdays in July, August, September and October at 2:00 p.m. Enjoy these guided strolls on the Museum’s bucolic 36 acre site and learn about the historic buildings on its property, including Linwood House, an 1859 Berkshire Cottage, and Norman Rockwell’s own Stockbridge Studio. We’ll also explore the sculptural installations of Peter Rockwell, a noted stone carver and historian, and the artist’s youngest son. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 - Jul 30 @ 5:00 PM
Flying Phoenix Qigong with Terence Dunn, PhD.
Eastover Estate & Retreat
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 PM
James Warhola: Uncle Andy and Other Stories
Norman Rockwell Museum – James Warhola: Uncle Andy and Other Stories Thursday, July 27 5:30 p.m. Award-winning illustrator James Warhola was influenced as a child by his artistic family—especially his famous uncle, Andy Warhol. Warhola will share stories of his family visits with the legendary artist and his mother, and discuss his own journey as an illustrator of picture books, science fiction subjects, and popular periodicals, including Mad magazine. Warhola’s original artworks are on view. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM
Katherine First and Kitchen Party on the Porch
Florence Music on the Porch Series – Band Members Katherine First, fiddle/vocals Buddy Downey, guitar/vocals/whistle Jeff Hinrichs, bodhran/djembe/percussion/vocals Allen Belkin, banjo/mandolin/vocals Traditional Celtic music, old-time and bluegrass songs and a few surprises.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM
Holly Bowling at Iron Horse
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Doors at 5:30pm.
 
TOMORROW
    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
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 8:00 PM
An Evening with Holly Bowling at Iron Horse Music Hall
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – An Evening with Holly Bowling performing the music of Phish & the Gateful Dead reimagined for solo piano at Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA! Date: Thursday, July 27th 2017 On-sale date is Friday, May 5th. hollybowling.com iheg.com/iron_horse_main.asp
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 8:00 PM
Jen Tobey's Alter Ego / Pineapples / Hevvi Synthia
13th Floor Music Lounge – Jen Tobey's Alter-Ego Pineapples Hevvi Synthia
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jul 28 @ 10:00 AM
Painting Like Rockwell with Dan Howe
Norman Rockwell Museum – Painting Like Rockwell with Illustrator/Painter Dan Howe Monday, July 24- Friday, July 28 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Painter/illustrator Dan Howe will share his rich knowledge of the approaches to drawing and painting that were used by America’s favorite illustrator. Light and shadow, color strategies, figure construction, and tone design will be discussed and demonstrated, as will direct painting from the model. The complexities of the process will be broken down in a series of exercises, and brought together in a final painting encompassing the elements of art. All levels welcome. Please pre-register; $250; $215 members and students.