Thursday Mar 22 @ 5:30 PM
Phone Bank for Raise Up Massachusetts
Massachusetts Jobs with Justice! – It’s time to build on our progress and to continue our legislative campaign in support of Paid Family Leave and $15 Minimum Wage. Join us to phone bank as we unite to ensure Massachusetts continues to be a great place to live, work, and raise a family. We'll be using Hubdialer so all you'll need is a charged laptop/tablet and a phone! Stop by and join us at: Pioneer Valley AFL-CIO 640 Page Blvd. Springfield, MA 01104 Have more questions about the Raise Up Campaigns? Check out the website here: https://raiseupma.org/ We're looking forward to seeing you all and making some calls!!
Thursday Mar 22 - Mar 25 @ 7:00 PM
Disney On Ice presents Dream Big
MassMutual Center – Enter a world where adventure is awaiting and courage leads the way at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. Through enchanted pixie-dust, Tinker Bell takes you on a journey of beloved Disney tales LIVE ON ICE. Make a splash with the fearless dreamer Ariel as she yearns to explore life above the waves. Watch Rapunzel, Cinderella and Belle as they learn about the power to make their own magic. Travel to the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa, and the hilarious Olaf from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love is the greatest magic of all. Be there to discover a whole new world with the daring Jasmine, and join Snow White, Aurora and Tiana as they remind you to always be strong, kind and fearless. High-flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends make this an experience your family will never forget. Believing is just the beginning when Disney On Ice presents Dream Big skates into Springfield!
Thursday Mar 22 @ 7:00 PM
Too Many Zooz w/ Bella's Bartok at Pearl Street Clubroom
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Too Many Zooz is a brass-house trio based in New York City, New York, consisting of Leo Pellegrino (baritone saxophone), Matt Doe (trumpet) and David "King of Sludge" Parks (drums). They gained fame when a video of one of their subway performances, recorded by a passer-by at the Union Square station, went viral on YouTube in March 2014. Teaming up in mid-2013, the trio started busking together that August at various stations in the New York City Subway in their self-defined genre – brass house. By January 2015, the band was booked on a tour of theatres and small clubs across the United States. They continue to perform on road trips and played backup for Beyoncé for her televised CMA Awards performance on Nov. 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tenn.
Thursday Mar 22 @ 7:00 PM
The Nick Moss Band ft. Dennis Gruenling at The Iron Horse
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling will release their label debut, The High Cost Of Low Living, in March 2018 on ALLIGATOR RECORDS. Nick Moss is a bona fide bluesman to his soul with 12 solo releases to his credit, ranging from straight ahead Chicago blues to experimental blues-rock. The new album is a return to the classic Chicago blues ensemble sound Moss knows, lives and loves. But it's no re-creation of old songs. Moss wrote nine memorable new originals and Gruenling wrote two, all rooted in the blues tradition. Moss is a 30-year veteran guitarist who paid his dues gigging in Chicago's rough and tumble West and South side blues clubs under the tutelage of some of the city's greatest blues luminaries. He learned directly from, and toured with, blues giants Jimmy “Fast Fingers” Dawkins, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith and Jimmy Rogers. New Jersey’s Dennis Gruenling is considered among the very top blues harmonica players today. As a teen, Gruenling heard the Alligator recording Harp Attack! (featuring Junior Wells, Carey Bell, James Cotton and Billy Branch) and decided the harmonica was his calling. A self-taught player, his fat-toned harp work, soulful singing and raw-boned, untamed energy are a perfect foil for Moss' hair-raising guitar playing and commanding vocals. Blues Revuecalled Gruenling “a leading light among a new generation of harp players...a true innovator.”
Thursday Mar 22 - Mar 23 @ 7:30 PM
PostSecret: The Show
CityStage & Symphony Hall – Two Shows! PostSecret: The Show - is a visual, auditory and emotional journey through the beauty and complication of our deepest fears, ambitions, and confessions. With the assistance of projected images and video, three actors guide the audience through a crowd-sourced narrative of the stories behind never-before-seen secrets: sexual, sad, funny and controversial postcards that have made postsecret.com one of the most popular blogs in the world. With the bravery of RENT and the surprising honesty of The Vagina Monologues, PostSecret: The Show is a breakthrough in storytelling, sourced from over a million anonymous and artful secrets mailed on postcards to artist, curator and internet phenomenon Frank Warren. Members: $34 & $30 Tickets: $39 & $34
Friday Mar 23 @ 9:00 AM
Cross-Cultural Symposium: Social Justice Scholarship In Action
Westfield State University – Join Westfield State on Friday, March 23 for our 4th Annual Cross-Cultural Symposium, "Social Justice Scholarship in Action: An Interdisciplinary Symposium Countering Hate & Systemic Oppression." Scholars from a variety of disciplines, local religious and civic leaders and two prominent authors will join Westfield State professors and students to explore social justice efforts in the academy and community. The event is free & open to the public, and attendees are invited to stop in for any portion of the day. Location: Loughman Living Room, Scanlon Hall Schedule: 9:15 a.m. - Opening Keynote Speaker • Dr. Maureen Reddy, Rhode Island College “Discarding the Master’s Tools in the Ivory Tower: Race & Social Justice on and off Campus” 10 a.m. - Break & Student Poster Presentations 10:15 a.m. - Across Religious & Ethnic Lines • Rabbi Justin David • Mehlaqa Samdani • Moderated by Dr. Elise Young, WSU, History 11 a.m. - Break & Student Poster Presentations 11:15 a.m. - Social Justice Across the Disciplines • Dr. Ginetta Candelario, Smith College, Sociology • Dr. Laura Baker, WSU, Education • Jason Whitford, WSU student, EGST/English • Dr. Pat Griffin, UMass-Amherst, Athletics Education 12:15 p.m. - Break (lunch will be available) 12:30 p.m. - Social Justice & Community Engagement • Michael Wood Jr., former Baltimore Police Officer on criminal justice reform • Marion Davis, Director of Communications, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition 1:30 p.m. - Featured Creative Writers • Oliver de la Paz, Poet • Diana Abu-Jaber (Keynote Address), “Losing Your Coordinates: the Creative Freedom of Writing Off-Course” 3:00 p.m. - Closing Discussion Details & speaker bios: westfield.ma.edu/events/view/social-justice-scholarship-in-action
Friday Mar 23 @ 7:00 PM
Antigone Rising at The Iron Horse Music Hall
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Antigone Rising's founding sisters Cathy and Kristen Henderson have always had the same philosophy: Play better than the boys and make sure the fans feel like part of the family. For the all-female-boot-stompin’-alt-country-rock band Antigone Rising, helping aspiring young artists while giving back to their community is something that comes second nature to a group that is helping to create music and history. Best known for relentless touring and masterful musicianship, Antigone Rising played upwards of 280 shows a year in their early days. Whether it was an open mic on a Monday night or a jam packed New York City hometown show, the ladies and their infamous Vanna White (the band’s beloved 15 passenger van) eventually blazed a trail straight to arenas alongside some of the biggest names in rock history including The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers Band, The Bangles and Rob Thomas. Antigone Rising fused their success in music with educating youth around the globe as Cultural Ambassadors to the United States Government. The band has successfully launched their own non-profit organization, Girls Rising (www.girlsrising.org) – to inspire and educate kids, especially young girls, that it’s ok to think outside the box and pursue careers in non-traditional fields. They have partnered with school districts and youth centers all over the country to create innovative programming dedicated to building confidence in youth by developing leadership and creative skills through musical workshops, outreach programs and performances.
Friday Mar 23 @ 7:00 PM
Laura Vecchione Opens for Antigone Rising
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – A night of power house female artists! Boston's soulful, Laura Vecchione opens for Antigone Rising!! Laura V Website: http://www.lauravmusic.com/ Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2DdNn01 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lauravmusic/ Facebook: http://bit.ly/2B2i2bw Antigone Rising website: https://www.antigonerising.com/
Friday Mar 23 - Mar 24 @ 8:00 PM
Otherthings / Harborlights / Entandem / Moon Power
Promotorhead Entertainment – Otherthings HarborLights (on tour) Entandem Moon Power 18+ 9pm $7
Friday Mar 23 @ 8:00 PM
Rootstock: Mantis Toboggan/ Jeremy Turgeon Quintet
Gateway City Arts – Cait Simpson Performance Art presents: Rootstock A monthly residency celebrating the source and inspiration of local music and artistry and how it grows from community. With evolving monthly themes, all in the celebration of where we come from and where that leads us. Root^stock(n.)- a. A point of origination b. A root system of a plant, often with a portion of the stem, to which a shoot or bud is grafted. March 23, 2018 Jeremy Turgeon Quintet Mantis Toboggan a night of jazz and soul $10adv/$12 door There will be a table of community and art resources at each Rootstock event. If you would like your business card/zine/etc. to be on display contact email@example.com. Mantis Toboggan Duo based out of Northampton made up of vocalist Cait Simpson and guitarist Josh Hirst. Playing their own versions of tunes, heavy on the soul-as well as original music. video: https://www.facebook.com/MantisTobogganMus/videos/262729104133611/ Jeremy Turgeon Quintet The Jeremy Turgeon Quintet, or "JTQ" as they are often referred to as, brings a fresh, new sound to the modern jazz scene. Since their inception in November of 2014, the band has made it quite clear that their passion for what they do will keep them around to years to come! Fusing the traditions of jazz with the musical elements of Rn'B/Neo-Soul spanning across the decades, the JTQ captures the attention of audiences of wide age ranges and musical upbringings.
Friday Mar 23 @ 8:15 PM
Belated Pi Party
Fred Astaire Dance Studio West Springfield – We didn't forget about Pi day, so we wanted to celebrate with some you guessed it... pie! It's a potluck party with prizes for the best pie! And then let's dance it all off the rest of the night!
Saturday Mar 24 - Mar 25 @ 10:00 AM
DEAFinitions: A Deaf Studies Conference 2018
Holyoke Community College ASL Community – DEAFinitions: A Deaf Studies Conference is an annual Deaf studies conference hosted by Hampshire College's American Sign Language (ASL) Collective in the Franklin Patterson Hall building of Hampshire College (893 West Street, Amherst, Massachusetts). The Third Annual DEAFinitions Conference will take place on Saturday, March 24th and Sunday, March 25th of 2018. The conference, which is organized by a group of 5 students from Hampshire College, Smith College, and UMass-Amherst, allows a space for all individuals to discover and explore the multifaceted experiences of Deaf lives by coming together to celebrate Deaf culture, community, and history. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors from the Five College Community and beyond, the DEAFinitions 2018 Conference is free to attend, but registration is REQUIRED. Please use the link below to register! ASL interpreters and remote captioning services will be available. If you need Deaf Interpreters on stage or you need Deaf-Blind Interpreting, please make this request to JULIA KERSTEN at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before MARCH 1ST. ************DEAFinitions is a FREE conference for all to attend (and also provides compensation for ALL of our presenters/performers!) that relies solely on the generosity of sponsors and donors- if you would like to make a donation to the conference to help us cover our expenses, please use our GoFundMe link! https://www.gofundme.com/deafinitions ******************* Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/o3CWVqR7TI7NEOZd2 Schedule: http://tyler22k.wixsite.com/deafinitions/schedule View information about the 3rd Annual Deaf Studies Conference presented in ASL here: https://youtu.be/FieGMbVVNEY Visit our website for more information: tinyurl.com/deafinitions
Saturday Mar 24 @ 10:00 AM
Easter Craft & Vendor Fair
Eastfield Mall – Join us Saturday March 24th, when the mall fills with artisans, crafters and representatives from your favorite brands! Also featuring the Time Was a capella group, strolling the mall for your entertainment! For vendor information, contact Bulldog Enterprises at (413) 459-4663
Saturday Mar 24 @ 11:00 AM
First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts – The sanctuary of First Churches has been enriched by the spectrum of light streaming through the newly restored Rose Window and the Louis Comfort Tiffany “Stream of Life” window. The restoration of these two windows was financed by the awarding of a generous grant from the Northampton Community Preservation Committee. Funding for the restoration of the Tiffany window was made possible through the sponsorship of the Northampton Betty Allen Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. This has been an exciting event for First Churches. The community’s willingness to support this project has made the restoration possible. Please join us on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11:00 am as we celebrate the reinstallation of these two windows. Reception to follow the program. R.S.V.P. appreciated (but not required) 584-9392 or email@example.com Sincerely, Peg Whitham, Sue Stone, Marcia Kennick Window Celebration Committee at First Churches
Saturday Mar 24 @ 12:00 PM
Easter Egg & Candy Hunt
Atkins Farms Country Market – Join us for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny. $4 per child - Bring your own basket Children, 12 & under. Each child will have their own "stall" to hunt in, so it is fair for the little ones. There will be several hunts throughout the three hours, so expect a wait. First come, first served. Don't forget to bring your camera, so you can take a picture with the Easter Bunny. There will be live bunnies from Friendly Hoppers Bunny Rescue also! Friendly Hoppers Weather Permitting.
Saturday Mar 24 @ 1:00 PM
MacKid Spring Egg-Stravaganza
Macaroni Kid Springfield – Please join us for an event similar to our Halloween Trunk or Treat. Children will be able to go from trunk to trunk with their Easter baskets to collect egg-filled treats from local Friends of Macaroni Kid! Feel free to dress them up in their Easter outfits! There will be arts and crafts, yoga for kids, balloon twisting, meal deals and more! This event is open to the public and you do not need a ticket. Just please be sure to subscribe to our free e-newsletter and sign up so we don't run out of eggs.
Saturday Mar 24 @ 7:00 PM
Aztec Two-Step at The Iron Horse Music Hall
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – The story of Aztec Two-Step is intertwined with the history of folk-rock music in America, originating from a chance meeting at an open mic night in a Boston folk club in 1971. In 1972, Aztec Two-Step, whose name comes from a poem by beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, burst upon the scene with their self-titled debut album on Elektra Records. Since then, Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have spent a lifetime making music together. Their first album, along with their subsequent albums on RCA Records, were staples of progressive FM and college radio and helped to usher in the folk-rock music of the 1960’s into the 70’s and beyond. As their recording career continued, so did the critical acclaim. They have been praised in countless major US newspapers and magazines, including Rolling Stone, and have appeared on TV and radio shows including David Letterman, the King Biscuit Flour Hour and World Café Live. In 1987, ‘Living in America’ received the New York Music Award for best folk album and was named in Billboard’s year-end critics’ choice poll. After 45 years, Rex and Neal continue to impress audiences with their intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar and soaring two-part harmonies. “…the right sound at the right time…beautiful acoustic guitar playing and questioning lyrics…songs performed with forceful vocals and near perfect instrumental harmonies.” -Variety “May Aztec Two-Step’s word-brain fill the Air. Anybody that interested in poetry’s welcome to enter my ear.” - Allen Ginsberg
Saturday Mar 24 @ 7:30 PM
Darlingside at Academy of Music Theatre
Academy of Music Theatre – Darlingside at Academy of Music Theatre
Saturday Mar 24 @ 7:30 PM
Pillow Party: Swing Dance
Jacob's Pillow – PILLOW PARTY: SWING DANCE WITH LIVE MUSIC BY The Lucky 5 Saturday, March 24, 7:30-11pm Make it swing at the Pillow! Special guest teachers Caleb Teicher and LaTasha Barnes kick off this exciting evening with an introduction to swing dance, then lead us into a social dance party accompanied by hard-swinging jazz band and local favorites, The Lucky 5. Complimentary beer provided by the Berkshires’ own Big Elm Brewing. | LIVE MUSIC ABOUT CALEB TEICHER: Caleb Teicher is a critically-acclaimed dancer, choreographer, director, and teacher based in New York City. Teicher began his dance career as a founding member of Michelle Dorrance’s celebrated company, Dorrance Dance in 2011. He was awarded a 2011 Bessie Award for Outstanding Individual Performance for his work in Michelle Dorrance and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards’ A Shared Evening at Danspace Project. Other favorite performance credits include The Chase Brock Experience, Syncopated City Dance Company, The Bang Group, Sally Silvers & Dancers, iLuminate, West Side Story (Int’l Tour and London), and Irma La Douce (City Center Encores). ABOUT THE LUCKY 5: The Lucky 5 is a hard-swinging jazz band that blends swing and gypsy jazz to create a unique, foot-stomping blend of music that appeals to a wide range of music lovers. The Lucky 5 performs both original compositions as well as putting a new spin on old jazz standards. The band is comprised of highly seasoned touring musicians, having been part of The Hunger Mountain Boys, Lauren Ambrose & The Leisure Class, and traveled, performed and recorded with artists such as Peter Gabriel, Tony Bennett, Neko Case, Iris Dement, Bobby Previte, Del McCoury, Jim Lauderdale, just to name a few. The Lucky 5 brings verve, high energy, and an unpredictable impulse to the tradition of jazz from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, grooving deeply, and keeping feet moving on the dance floor. Sponsored by Big Elm Brewing.
Saturday Mar 24 @ 7:30 PM
Across the Decades: Tchaikovsky to Yoshimatsu
Springfield Symphony Orchestra – OFFENBACH Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture YOSHIMATSU: Orion Machine (Trombone Concerto) TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5, Op. 64, E minor Spanning more than a century, these three compositions provide a solid base of classicalism with a dash of more contemporary flair. - Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 is an emotionally vivid trip, featuring the ultimate happy ending. - Offenbach scandalized the establishment when he depicted Hades as a fun place, complete with the Can-Can... Hades never had it so good! - SSO Principal Trombone Brian Diehl takes the audience into the unknown with Yoshimatsu's Orion Machine, featuring music influenced by jazz, rock and classical, just to name a few.