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Four Americans and a Brit

May 5, 2016 - May 6, 2016 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Northampton High School BlackBox Theater
380 Elm Str.

Four Americans and a Brit, an original series of one acts directed by Luke Bosco and written by acclaimed American and British playwrights including George S. Kaufman, Lucille Fletcher, and Harold Pinter. Set in the 1950s, they are a fast and frenzied exploration of classic theatre reinterpreted for the thrust stage, all performed by a small ensemble cast. Performances are May 5th, 6th, and 7th at 7:00 pm in the NHS Blackbox theatre, with a matinee at 2:00 pm on Saturday. $5 students, $8 adults. Tickets available at the door or on brownpapertickets.com.

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Mark Sherry’s Valley Talent Showcase

May 6, 2016 - All Day at Gateway City Live
92 Race Street

Watch and cheer on your local talent as they heat up the stage in a showcase contest for 1st and 2nd place! Prizes include several hundred dollars in gift certificates to local area businesses and cash-prizes. Judges include local area celebrities such as elected officials, well known musicians, DJs and other local figures. Each month the winner of the previous month’s showcase is invited back to be the special music guest to entertain the audience.

A “Super Showcase Playoff,” featuring the monthly winners of the 2015-2016 season will be held shortly after the September 2 Valley Talent Showcase. The overall winner will receive a slot to perform on the Court of Honor Stage at The Big E, Saturday, September 24 at 3:00pm and a $500 cash prize. The performance date is traditionally the highest attendance day of The Big E, attracting more than 162,000 people on average.

To be a contestant send an email with your name, address, email, photo/video or audio sample (or web link) of your suggested performance to marksherry@gatewaycityarts.com or call (413) 374-7671. If you’d like to join our growing list of sponsors please contact Mark Sherry at the address above.

For details please visit http://www.gatewaycityarts.com/#!valley-talent-showcase/c14oz

Four Americans and a Brit

May 6, 2016 - May 7, 2016 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Northampton High School BlackBox Theater
380 Elm Str.

Four Americans and a Brit, an original series of one acts directed by Luke Bosco and written by acclaimed American and British playwrights including George S. Kaufman, Lucille Fletcher, and Harold Pinter. Set in the 1950s, they are a fast and frenzied exploration of classic theatre reinterpreted for the thrust stage, all performed by a small ensemble cast. Performances are May 5th, 6th, and 7th at 7:00 pm in the NHS Blackbox theatre, with a matinee at 2:00 pm on Saturday. $5 students, $8 adults. Tickets available at the door or on brownpapertickets.com.

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Artisan Demonstration Day

May 7, 2016 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School
161 Lower Westfield Rd.

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Valley Bird Festival

May 7, 2016 - 10:30 am - 2:00 pm at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
127 Combs Rd.

Enjoy our second annual Valley Bird Festival, along with environmental organizations from throughout the Valley. Join us with this fun-filled day of learning about our feathered friends. Includes live birds of prey presentations, games, bird walks, activities and information for all ages.  “Eyes on Owls” at 11:00 and 1:00 features six different live owls from New England and beyond.  In addition bird walks and early morning events including “Falconry” from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the Fort River Wildlife Refuge located on Moody Bridge Road in Hadley.  Festival organizers include Hampshire Bird Club, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mass Audubon, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Friends of the Fort River Wildlife Sanctuary and Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center. Festival sponsors include New England Environmental and Hadley Garden Center.

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Pioneer Valley Roller Derby Double Header

May 7, 2016 - 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm at The Bunker
296 Nonotuck St.

Pioneer Valley Roller Derby (PVRD), the first flat track roller derby league in the nation to have both women’s and men’s teams and most recently an all-/no-gender team, continues their 10th anniversary season with a doubleheader on Saturday, May 7th.

In Game 1, Western Mass Destruction (PVRD) plays again the Northwood Knockouts of Central Maine Derby (Bangor, ME).
In Game 2, United Front, PVRD’s all-/no-gender team, makes their 2016 home season debut against a mixed team of skaters from Twin City Riot of Central Vermont Roller Derby and the Mean Mountain Boys of Vermont Men’s Roller Derby.
After cheering on the PVRD contingent in the Noho Pride Parade on May 7th, come follow the action trackside at 296 Nonotuck St in Florence MA.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 7-12, and free for kids 6 and under.  Doors open at 3pm.  Games start at 4pm and 5:30pm respectively.  Afterparty to follow at Packard’s, 14 Masonic St, Northampton MA.
Established in 2006, Pioneer Valley Roller Derby is Western Massachusetts’ premier flat track roller derby club. PVRD is a member-run non-profit organization, with men’s, women’s, all-/no-gender, and junior divisions. PVRD’s 10th anniversary home games take place on April 2, May 7, June 25,July 16, and September 17. Visit PVRD online at www.pioneervalleyrollerderby.com or facebook.com/PioneerValleyRollerDerby.

Dinner & the Symphony for the Springfield Symphony Orchestra Presents the Season Grand Finale

May 7, 2016 - 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm at Springfield Symphony Hall
34 Court Street

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra proudly presents the all-inclusive “Dinner & the Symphony” package for the Season Grand Finale on Saturday, May 7th!  Enjoy an exciting, stress-free evening out for a great value.  This specially-priced $80 per person deal is available for every SSO concert in April and May.  It features a three-course pre-concert dinner at the iconic Student Prince Restaurant, the best seats in Symphony Hall for the concert, and round-trip Peter Pan Bus charter coach transportation from Wilbraham or Longmeadow.  Visit SpringfieldSymphony.org for more information and call 413-733-2291 to make reservations!

Four Americans and a Brit

May 7, 2016 - May 8, 2016 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Northampton High School BlackBox Theater
380 Elm Str.

Four Americans and a Brit, an original series of one acts directed by Luke Bosco and written by acclaimed American and British playwrights including George S. Kaufman, Lucille Fletcher, and Harold Pinter. Set in the 1950s, they are a fast and frenzied exploration of classic theatre reinterpreted for the thrust stage, all performed by a small ensemble cast. Performances are May 5th, 6th, and 7th at 7:00 pm in the NHS Blackbox theatre, with a matinee at 2:00 pm on Saturday. $5 students, $8 adults. Tickets available at the door or on brownpapertickets.com.

Season Grand Finale

May 7, 2016 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Springfield Symphony Hall
34 Court Street

Maestro Kevin Rhodes & the Springfield Symphony Orchestra proudly present… the 2015-2016 Season Grand Finale on Saturday, May 7th. Join us for the ode to the music of France, including Faure’s meditative and hauntingly beautiful Requiem (featuring the Springfield Symphony Chorus, and vocal soloists Dana Lynne Varga and John Salvi), and Saint-Saëns triumphant Symphony No. 3, with the talents of organist (and Longmeadow native) Griffin McMahon. What a grand way to conclude our 72nd season of beautiful music! Concert is 7:30pm at Springfield Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street, Springfield MA 01103. Tickets and concert information at (413)733-2291 and SpringfieldSymphony.org

 

Dance for Parkinson’s Northampton

May 10, 2016 - 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm at Studio Helix
3rd Floor Thornes Market

Come dance! This class is modeled after the Dance for PD® classes developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group and is designed specifically for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and their spouses, family members, friends, and care givers. Classes integrate various movement forms such as ballet, modern, folk dance, improvisation, and rhythmic styles to engage participants in an aesthetic experience that develops artistry while also addressing various PD-specific concerns such as balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation, and depression. Classes are appropriate for anyone with PD and no dance training is required!
Cost for 9-week series: by March 15 › $150/person (after March 15 › $165/person)

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