Wednesday Aug 23 @ 1:00 PM
Volunteer Orientation
Amherst Survival Center – The Amherst Survival Center's mission is to connect residents of Hampshire and Franklin Counties to food, clothing, healthcare, wellness, and community PRIMARILY THROUGH VOLUNTEERS. Volunteering at the Center helps to make all of our programs operate, every day we're open. It starts with a 1-hour orientation. If you're interested in attending an orientation, feel free to show up or contact our Volunteer Coordinator (email: carleen@amherstsurvival.org; phone: 549-3968 ext 111.) More info: www.amherstsurvival.org/volunteer
 
    Wednesday Aug 23 @ 6:00 PM
Reception - Kim Carlino: Visions of a Fragmented Landscape
Hope & Feathers Framing and Printing – Join us for the artist reception for "Visions of a Fragmented Landscape, Part I", exciting new work by Easthampton artist Kim Carlino! "Visions of a Fragmented Landscape, Part I" is on view August 3rd - September 2nd. More info about the show: www.hopeandfeathersframing.com/kim-carlino-visions-of-a-fragmented-landscape-part-i Kim Carlino is an interventionist, mining the space between painting and drawing. She explores the evolutionary nature of mark making and relationships between color, geometry, line, form and design. In this series, she begins with the language of painting, creating an organic and ?uid form to improvise into. This is an arena in which pattern and form engage and accentuate the contradictions, opposites and contrasts that exist in this fabricated world. These works playfully employ shifts of scale, opticality, illusion and disillusion of space and a nonlinear construction of time in hopes of ?nding equanimity in disparate elements. This is Part I of a two-part show. Visions of a Fragmented Landscape, Part II, will show at the von Auersperg Gallery at Deerfield Academy in November.
 
    Wednesday Aug 23 @ 6:00 PM
Youth Listening Session with the Spfld Boys and Girls Club
Boys & Girls Club Family Center – Calling all girls and young women in the City of Springfield - We want to hear from YOU! We are proud to host our next YWI (Young Women's Initiative) Listening Session with the Boys & Girls Club Family Center. Pizza and refreshments will be served. The Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts is hosting a series of listening sessions this summer, where we will come together to hear young women share stories about how they creatively navigate the lack of access to practical educational programs, health care, career development opportunities, or other obstacles that stand in their way to thriving in our community. Working together, we will make a plan of action to address these issues with our new Young Women's Initiative (YWI). The YWI is an effort to create sustainable prosperity for young women, especially young women of color, with disabilities, LGBTQI and non-gender conforming youth, and young women with a background of family economic hardship. The YWI Springfield Partnership strives to activate young women's voices by centering their leadership to produce systems changes, and improve their lives and communities. We will be hosting these sessions throughout the summer, and are seeking youth and organizations serving youth to collaborate on behalf of the young leadership in our city. Please note the session is for girls and young women 12-24 only. Parents accompanying youth will be asked to return or wait in another room. This is not an adult networking event. To register your child (or yourself!), please contact Ellen Moorhouse: Emoorhouse@mywomensfund.org.
 
    Wednesday Aug 23 @ 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.
 
    Wednesday Aug 23 @ 7:00 PM
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet at Iron Horse
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Doors at 5:30pm. Since forming in 1975, Grammy winners BeauSoleil have claimed their undisputed role as the most esteemed Cajun group in music. BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet take the rich Cajun traditions of Louisiana and artfully blend elements of zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex, country, blues and more into a satisfying musical recipe. From The Grand Ole Opry to Newport Folk, from concert hall to dance floor, the music of BeauSoleil continues to captivate audiences the world over.
 
    Wednesday Aug 23 - Aug 27 @ 8:00 PM
The Washington Ballet
Jacob's Pillow Dance – The Washington Ballet | Event Dates: Wednesday - 8pm Thursday - 2&8pm Friday - 8pm Saturday - 2pm & 8pm Sunday - 2pm Newly led by former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Julie Kent, the Washington, DC-based company presents stunning technique, impressive range, and iconic contemporary works heralding the group’s “elegant new era” (Sarah Kaufman, The Washington Post). The company makes its first appearance at the Pillow since 1980 with Jirí Kylián’s thrilling Petite Mort, Alexei Ratmansky’s spellbinding Seven Sonatas, and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s absorbing Sombrerisimo. Related video on Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive: The Washington Ballet in Double Contrasts in 1980:http://bit.ly/2q90Z3N *Programming subject to change.
 
    Wednesday Aug 23 - Aug 27 @ 8:15 PM
The Principles of Uncertainty
Jacob's Pillow Dance – Dance Heginbotham | Event Dates: Wednesday - 8:15pm Thursday - 8:15pm Friday - 8:15pm Saturday - 2:15 & 8:15pm Sunday - 2:15p Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award-winner John Heginbotham and acclaimed illustrator Maira Kalman join forces for the world premiere of The Principles of Uncertainty. Imaginative set design meets whimsical dance theatre, promising a delightful evening full of wit and charm. Co-commissioned by the Pillow and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and developed during multiple Pillow Creative Development Residencies, The Principles of Uncertainty is an evening-length dance theatre work choreographed and directed by Heginbotham, inspired by Kalman’s written and visual art, set to an original score composed, arranged, and curated by Brooklyn Rider and Silk Road Ensemble’s Colin Jacobsen. Members of The Knights, Jacobsen’s innovative chamber orchestra, will perform live. Related video on Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive: Dance Heginbotham in Chalk and Soot in 2014:http://bit.ly/2r8S4yw *Programming subject to change.
 
TODAY
    Thursday Aug 24 @ 6:30 PM
Heritage Pops Orchestra
Florence Music on the Porch Series – The band features vocalists Ann Maggs and Ted Nowak. Their feature the sound of the big band era and have the kinds of voices that will take you back to the big band days. We play a variety of music from the big band days to a wide range of ethnic music that includes polish, latin, and spanish. We have he kind of music to suit many different needs for many different functions. The band has been performing all over for over 20 years. http://www.heritagepops.com/
 
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    Thursday Aug 24 @ 7:00 PM
Pillow Portraits on Inside/Out
Jacob's Pillow Dance – *This event was rescheduled from August 10* For one night only, you’ll get the chance to stand on the Inside/Out stage and have your portrait taken in front of the Pillow’s iconic backdrop! See performances by groups of the American College Dance Association, then stay to have our photo team take up to 3 photos alongside your friends and family (dogs included!). We will also raffle off some Festival 2017 swag while you wait to take the stage. Suggested donation: $10. All proceeds will go towards the support of Jacob’s Pillow’s Community Engagement programs. The stage is wheelchair accessible. Digital versions of all photos will be sent via email.
 
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    Thursday Aug 24 @ 7:00 PM
Davy Knowles at The Iron Horse Music Hall
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Davy Knowles grew up on the Isle of Man, learning to play guitar from listening to the likes of Gallagher, Clapton, Knopfler, Green and Mayall in his father’s record collection, and honing his skills playing the local music circuit. He arrived in America age 19 with his band Back Door Slam with rave reviews at SXSW 2007. (“I heard the spirit of Jimi Hendrix “– Patrick MacDonald, Seattle Times). He appeared on Jimmy Kimmel and Good Morning America and had a three year run at radio with the singles ‘Come Home’ from the debut album Roll Away and ‘Tear Down the Walls’ and ‘Coming Up For Air’ from the Peter Frampton produced sophomore album – both albums Top 3 Billboard Blues Chart. “Davy already has a recognizable style. He’s definitely the gunslinger guitarist of the 21st century,’’ – Peter Frampton He's toured with Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, The Who, Warren Haynes, George Thorogood, Peter Frampton, Joe Bonamassa, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Rhythm Devils, and the Satriani/Hagar inspired supergroup Chickenfoot. Other highlights from this period include playing live to Astronauts on the ISS from mission control in Houston.
 
TODAY
    Thursday Aug 24 @ 7:30 PM
Thursday Experiment #8
Gateway City Arts – Thursday Experiment #8 August 24 1 - Blaise Siwula (Brooklyn, NY) Solo saxophone and clarinet An inspired and masterful player of improvised jazz, with elegant tone and voicings. Curator of the 20+ year COMA series at ABC No Rio, NYC 2 - Matt Luczak / Lucas Brode (New Paltz, NY) Matt Luczak - drums, Lucas Brode - electric guitar Pure fire. Pure truth. Pure mastery. 3 - Open Jam Session -bring your instrument to play $5 suggested donation
 
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    Thursday Aug 24 @ 8:00 PM
Hierofante, The True Jacqueline, TinVulva (NYC), RUUNE
13th Floor Music Lounge – //// Hierofante - psychedelic electronica /// TinVulva (NYC) - riot grrrl from the depths of the Gowanus canal // The True Jacqueline - loud songs by introverts / RUUNE - art pop....chip tunes...halved poems Doors at 8pm Admission: 7 Flyer artwork: Alice Dangertam
 
TODAY
    Thursday Aug 24 - Aug 25 @ 10:00 PM
Culture featuring Kenyata Hill "40th Anniversary Tour" Two Sevens Clash
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Culture’s legendary “Two Sevens Clash” was Reggae Album of the Year in 1977 and is acknowledged today by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the top 50 coolest records of all time. Culture is reggae's preeminent harmony group. Born in the 70's golden age of reggae, the ever viable Culture garnered continual US and international acclaim for its long series of classic "roots" albums. Culture's level of energy and creativity are consistently superlative. They have performed brilliantly to spellbound audiences at countless festivals, concerts and clubs around the US and throughout the world. Kenyatta Hill's career began the day his father's ended. Joseph Hill, singer and songwriter for the legendary Jamaican vocal trio Culture, collapsed and died while on a 2006 tour of Europe. To the amazement of promoters, fans and critics alike, Kenyatta stepped onstage and delivered electrifying performances time and again – nineteen shows in all – until the tour was complete. This was unheard of in any genre of music at any time. Kenyatta gave of himself so totally – as his father had for so many years – that the two seemed to become one, the eerily similar voices and the vibes igniting the critics and yielding a new reggae mantra "magic, not tragic!" While pursuing an active solo career Kenyatta Hill keeps the Culture Legacy alive by thrilling old and new Culture fans with the classic sounds of this legendary harmony group. On this 10th anniversary year of the passing of the torch from father to son, Kenyatta continues as lead vocalist of Culture along with original founding member Albert Walker and long time harmony singer Telford Nelson. ABOUT "TWO SEVENS CLASH" 2017 sees Culture's "Two Sevens Clash "40th Anniversary Tour on Global Stages! The tour features Kenyatta Hill on lead vocals with original backing vocals and long-time backing band, and will give everyone an opportunity to go back in time to the beginnings of The Golden Era of Reggae and see how relevant the albums still is today. Culture's legendary "Two Sevens Clash" (Shanachie) was Reggae Album of the Year in 1977 and is acknowledged today by Rolling Stone Magazine (April 11, 2002) as #25 of the 50 all time coolest records (the only reggae album to make the list). "Arguably the best reggae record ever made and the only reggae record to appear in Rolling Stones Top 100 coolest records ever made. Culture made only strong albums for 30 years. " The vibe is strong as ever since Kenyatta Hill has taken the place of Joseph Hill on his passing while on European tour in 2006. Kenyatta Hill, Joseph's son who had been tour engineer stepped away from the sound board and finished the tour in his father's place as lead vocalist of this iconic band.. and it was magical. "Likewise, the band's signature tune Two Sevens Clash, conceived by Joseph Hill as an apocalyptic prophecy to mark the ominous arrival of 1977, is still infectious dance floor filler four decades later. Kenyatta channels the energy, the passion, the voice and mannerisms to a tee and must be seen live to get the full experience.
 
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    Thursday Aug 24 - Aug 25 @ 10:00 PM
Culture ft. Kenyatta Hill at The Iron Horse Music Hall
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – The iconic Jamaican roots reggae band Culture is widely renowned as one of the greatest offerings of the genre. Since their formation in 1976, the band has gained the love of reggae fans worldwide for their authentic sound and socially conscious lyrics. Their lead singer, Joe Hill, tragically died on tour with the band in 2006, but his son, Kenyatta Hill, now carries on his father's legacy, taking his father's place as the band's frontman and upholding the standard of excellence and tradition.
 
TOMORROW
    Friday Aug 25 @ 7:00 AM
Opening Day
Macaroni Kid Springfield – Please join us on Friday, August 25th for our Grand Opening. Come by the store anytime between 7am.-7pm. to try homeade bakery goodies, sandwiches on our freshly baked bread, soups, salads and grain bowls. We can't wait to share our little bit of goodness with Western Mass. and hope you'll stop by to try the Great Harvest Difference.
 
TOMORROW
    Friday Aug 25 @ 7:00 PM
Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils at Iron Horse
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Doors at 5:30pm. Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils, pianist Miro Sprague, bassist Marty Jaffe, drummer Conor Meehan and saxophonist Michael Zsoldos will present their signature house-rocking, extemporaneous, take-no-prisoners performances. "Samirah and Her Handsome Devils are amazing, the music is exciting and the energy is burning hot!" - Eugene Uman, Artistic Director of the Vermont Jazz Center Most of all, Evans assets -- which once made her the toast of pre-Katrina New Orleans -- include her sultry, sometimes silken, always smoking hot vocals and vibrant stage presence. Add to this gumbo of saucy ingredients her passion for connecting with her audience while she’s moving and grooving on-stage. "Because she knows how to let the good times roll, the sassy, soulful entertainer/diva has, in ten years as a Brattleboro transplant, won the hearts and minds of New Englanders thankful to have so much bona fide Crescent City joie de vivre and savoir faire readily available at local venues and festivals from Vermont to Western Massachusetts and beyond." - Owen McNally, WNPR Jazz Corridor
 
TOMORROW
    Friday Aug 25 - Aug 26 @ 8:00 PM
Celseìgh EP Release
13th Floor Music Lounge
 
TOMORROW
    Friday Aug 25 - Aug 26 @ 10:00 PM
Dylan Reese at The Iron Horse Music Hall
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Dylan Reese is a writer and performer; mixing a silky smooth vocal style with the ability to create unique cadences & rhyme patterns. Dylan’s material is driven by a smooth blend of R&B/Soul/Funk/Pop elements that give his music mass appeal, but his roots of hip hop still bleed through, creating a truly unique listening experience. Dylan’s debut EP ‘SILK’ and the subsequent singles released has been met with widespread critical acclaim, garnering more than one million streams. Now touring Nationwide, Dylan Reese has shared billings with Jon Bellion, Tory Lanez, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Hopsin, Aer, Futuristic, Yonas, SonReal, Cam Meekins, Huey Mack, Oncue and many others.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Aug 26 @ 9:00 AM
SPS Back to School Celebration 2017
Macaroni Kid Springfield – Calling all Springfield Federation of Paraprofessionals members! Please join us at Blunt Park on August 26th at 9:00 am. We will be taking part in the Back to School Celebration by distributing free books to the students and could really use your help. We have had a great time at this event in past years. Contact Cathy Mastronardi at mastronardic@comcast.net for more details.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Aug 26 @ 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