Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 PM
PVCA Family Night
Pioneer Valley Christian Academy – Family Fun Nights will be held on PVCA grounds this summer! Pack up your dinner and snacks, and meet up with your PVCA friends! Parent Support Fellowship will provide ice water and a frozen treat. We look forward to visiting with you this summer! Cancelled on rainy days. PVCA Families & Friends.
 
    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.
 
    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.
 
    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!
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM
Holly Bowling at Iron Horse
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Doors at 5:30pm.
 
    Thursday Jul 27 - Jul 28 @ 7:00 PM
Circus of the Kids Performance at the J
Macaroni Kid Springfield – Circus of the Kids @ the J PUBLIC PERFORMANCES: Thursday, July 27, 7 pm Friday, July 28, 10:30 am & 2 pm For tickets, visit www.CircusOfTheKids.com or call 800.881.SHOW Watch Promo Video: https://youtu.be/f7X6RseEvbg Children from the Greater Springfield area are learning circus skills which will culminate with public performances at the Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson Street. Led by Bruce Pfeffer, who launched his idea of taking circus instruction and entertainment to schools and other venues in 1982… he’s been doing this every since! Circus of the Kids is a hard-core circus, where in a few days children learn skills such as trick rollerskating, triple trapeze, swinging trapeze, human jumprope, high wire (24” off the floor), mini trampoline, and building pyramids on a bicycle. This is a life-altering event in which parents have made comments such as “What our child did in a week is what parents aspire to do for their children in a lifetime.” On the road for 33 years, this summer Bruce and his team of 13 have traveled 5,500 miles through 10 cities in just 11 weeks. His staff come from the British Isles and the United States. There are eleven acts in the show this week at the Springfield JCC. Each spine-tingling, breath-taking show lasts 45 minutes - 1 hour.
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM
Joe Ramage LIVE at Sonny's Place
Sonny's Place – Join us as we host Joe Ramage, LIVE at the Sonny's Place Pavilion & Bar on Thursday, July 27 at 7:00pm The show is FREE, so invite your friends and family! Come enjoy a night of great live music with Joe Ramabe of Lobsterz From Marz!
 
    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
 
    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
 
    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
 
TODAY
    Friday Jul 28 @ 8:00 PM
The Savage Brothers LIVE at Sonny's Place
Sonny's Place – Join us as we host the Savage Brothers LIVE at the Sonny's Place Pavilion & Bar on Friday, July 28 at 8:00pm The show is FREE, so invite your friends and family! Come enjoy a show from fan favorites The Savage Brothers at Sonny’s Place! From their website: “The Savage Brothers, a Hartford based band established in 1984, is a 6 piece funkin’, rockin’, and rhythm group. The Savage Brothers have shared the stage with such acts such as Tower of Power, Joan Osborne, James Cotton, Southside Johnny, Lisa Lisa, The Guess Who, Marshall Tucker, and John Cafferty. ” www.savagebrothersband.com
 
TODAY
    Friday Jul 28 - Jul 29 @ 9:00 PM
Gulow's 30th Birthday: Extinction A.D. / Goblet / The Humanoids / Uncomfortables
Promotorhead Entertainment – Extinction A.D. Goblet The Humanoids Uncomfortables
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 9:00 AM
Saturday Vaccine & Microchip Clinic
Dakin Humane Society – In order to serve our clients better, our Vaccine & Microchip Clinics and now held every Saturday. When: Every Saturday from 9-10am The doors for the Vaccine and Microchip Clinic - at the front of the building - will open at 9am each Saturday. Please form a line at the door, as we will treat the first 40 pets (cats or dogs) each week. Exam fee applies to every animal $10 if pet is spayed/neutered (fixed) $25 if pet is not spayed/neutered (fixed) Vaccinations ($12/ea) Dogs: • Rabies • Distemper/Parvo • Bordetella Cats: • Rabies • Distemper/FVRCP Additional services: • Microchipping • Flea/tick treatments • Heartworm preventative • De-worming • Feline Leukemia/FIV test • Feline Leukemia vaccine More details available on our website: https://www.dakinhumane.org/vaccine-clinics-and-services.html Cash, debit or credit accepted. Vaccine services are provided by licensed veterinarians and are for healthy animals only. This clinic does not provide treatment for sick or injured animals. Please do not bring your pet to the clinic if he/she has a fever or is vomiting. www.dakinhumane.org
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 10:00 AM
South Windsor Farmer's Market Raffle
South Windsor MOMS Club – Come out to support the South Windsor Moms Club by purchasing tickets for our wonderful raffle. All proceeds go tirectly towards the MOMS Club to cover the costs of the Dragon Boat race we are participating in on August 19 in Hartford. Tickets will only be sold the day of the Farmer's market but, you do not need to be present to win! There is something for every one! Raffle Items Include: Green Tangerine Salon & Spa Beauty Bag & Products New Balance $25 Gift Card The Edge Tattoo $60 Gift Certificate Omaha Steaks - 12 Free Burgers Battiston's Dry Cleaning - $30 Gift Certificate Usborne Books Basket Jamberry Set And, more to come!
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 7:00 PM
Memphis Rock n Soul Revue w/ The Amy Black Band at Iron Horse
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Doors at 5:30pm. Join The Amy Black Band for a soulful evening of music originally recorded in Memphis by artists including Ann Peebles, Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Bobby Blue Bland, O.V. Wright, Al Green, Otis Clay and others. Take a musical journey through time with songs recorded on the Hi Records, Stax Records and Sun Records labels, along with new original songs that capture the soul and grit of Memphis music. ABOUT AMY BLACK: Amy Black’s fourth solo release, “Memphis” (June 2017) was recorded in Memphis, TN with Scott Bomar, a grammy-nominated producer and leader of the band The Bo-Keys, at the helm. This powerful 10-song album includes seven originals and three classic covers, featuring three members of the Hi Rhythm section who played on Al Green's classics -- The Rev. Charles Hodges on the Hammond and piano, his brother Leroy “Flick” Hodges on bass, and Howard Grimes on drums, along with former Stax guitarist Bobby Manuel - all architects of the Memphis sound. Devising and creating the “Memphis” album was an obvious next step for Black on the heels of her third release, “The Muscle Shoals Sessions" (June 20015), a project of mostly Muscle Shoals classics, featuring the legendary keyboardist and “Swamper” Spooner Oldham. The album was recorded at the historic FAME Studios in Black's family homeland of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. With the “Muscle Shoals Sessions,” Black established her “true potential as a bluesy, R&B heavy hitter” according to Elmore Magazine. Blues in Britain wrote, “Black Is blessed with a deeply soulful voice that melds elements of Dusty Springfield, Mavis Staples and Alberta Hunter.” And Relix Magazine described her sound as, "a blend of sultry desire and ardent passion...that’s both tough and tender.” According to Black, “Recording in Muscle Shoals and doing 100+ shows where I sang some of the most soulful music that exists, brought something out in me I definitely didn't know was there. It developed me as an artist, helped me find my true sound and prepared me for the Memphis project. I've never been happier with the music I'm making and performing than I am right now.” With the album, “Memphis,” Black has made a powerful connection with her musical passion, a passion she and her band joyfully share with audiences in her live performance of A Memphis Music Revue.
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 8:00 PM
Desert Rain LIVE at Sonny's Place
Sonny's Place – Join us as we host Desert Rain, LIVE at the Sonny's Place Pavilion & Bar on Saturday, July 29 at 8:00pm The show is FREE, so invite your friends and family! From their Facebook: “With a fearless love for the song coupled with a strong urge to make people dance, Desert Rain Trio plays the gems from Johnny Cash, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Talking Heads to Bob Marley–covering blues, rock, country, reggae, funk, and every genre in between. Desert Rain shows are genuinely fun and performed with a certain warmth, intimacy, and confidence that comes with playing for many years.” https://www.facebook.com/desertrainct/
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jul 29 - Jul 30 @ 8:00 PM
Little Hustle (NYC) Amy Klein True Jacqueline Behold! True Belie
13th Floor Music Lounge
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 8:30 PM
Blind Pilot at Pearl Street Ballroom
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Doors at 8:00pm. Blind Pilot's 'And Then Like Lions' on ATO Records is the third LP from the Portland, Oregon-based sextet. The album was produced by Israel Nebeker and Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Neko Case, My Morning Jacket), and was written and composed by band frontman Nebeker. It comes five years after the band's well-received 'We Are the Tide' and three years after Nebeker thought he'd be starting the songs that would become the band's third album. Blind Pilot has performed on Ellen and The Late Show with David Letterman, at the Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza. The group has shared stages with The Shins, Local Natives, Andrew Bird, and more. The project began in 2007 when Israel and co-founding member Ryan Dobrowski went on a West Coast tour via bicycle. Blind Pilot's six members recorded for this new album and will tour through 2017.
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jul 30 - Jul 31 @ 4:00 PM
Call for Artists - 2017 Juried Show
Gallery A3 – CALL FOR ARTISTS 4th Annual Juried Show August 3 to September 2, 2017 Juried by Eva Fierst, Education Curator University Museum of Contemporary Art Information on our website: http://gallerya3.com/CFA.html SUBMISSION DETAILS Deliver Work for Jurying: Sunday, July 30, 4-7:00 pm or Monday, July 31, 9-12:00 noon Download entry form from website. Jurying notification: Tuesday, August 1, 9:00 am Check website for accepted work. Pick up unaccepted work: Tuesday, August 1, 4-7:00 pm or Wednesday, August 2, 9-12:00 noon Pick up accepted work at end of show: Sunday, September 3, 9-12:00 noon Show Entry Fee: One entry $25; additional $5; two works maximum Cash or check only. Gallery sales commission: 25% No video, installations or art reproductions. Work must be ready for hanging and not exceed 26” in width. Gallery A3; 28 Amity Street; Amherst, MA Thursday-Sunday, 1-7:00 pm Coordinators: Rochelle Shicoff and Janet Walerstein Winston. Contact: gallerya3@gmail.com
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jul 30 @ 4:00 PM
Acoustic Rick LIVE at Sonny's Place
Sonny's Place – Join us as we host Acoustic Rick, LIVE at the Sonny's Place Pavilion & Bar on Sunday, July 30 at 4:00pm. The show is FREE, so invite your friends and family! “I have been singin’ and pickin’ for over 30 years. During those magical years, I have compiled a repertoire of over 1000 songs covering every genre including Rock, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz, Folk, Oldies, and even Show Tunes.” www.acoustic-rick.com