Local Events 2017-01-24T18:39:20+00:00
From Jennie, an educator: Last August I visited the Eric Carle Museum. In all of my visits, it was the first time I stepped into the art studio.  Wow!  I was thunderstruck. Your back wall was a mosaic tile-like display of black and white art, painted with gold and silver. Do you remember?  Well, I never forgot.  I knew right away it would be the perfect art activity for December, when we learn about light and dark, and the winter solstice. So, I took a picture (attached) of your incredible wall of art, knowing that I would “do” this in December.

I did!  This week. The children absolutely loved it.  We also strung gold and silver beads (very popular) to hang from the ceiling and add to the art display.

I want to shout out a big thank you, not just for this particular art, but for how you provide the right tools for children to create the right art.  Your studio inspires creativity and encourages children to become engaged and express themselves. 

That in itself is a big deal!  I know.  With thirty-plus years of teaching children, I have honed in on what is really important: reading and art.  When I stepped into your art studio I felt like a child, because you had all the right stuff.

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well said Jennie! love it

20 hours ago

The Parlor Room

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TONIGHT! Philip B. Price of Winterpills celebrates his 12 album archival release. Tix will be available at the door.

Time to snuggle up at home and enjoy our first snowy night of the season.

How do you prefer your loungewear: feminist, feathery, or feline? Drop an emoji in the comments that represents your choice.
Meet Matt Tavares at The Carle tomorrow and get a book signed and personalized for someone special.

2 days ago

Look Memorial Park

❄️❄️❄️Due to the snow our Winter Wonderland Look Park Holiday Express will NOT be running tonight. Out Santa’s Trains will still be open though! This is to ensure the safety of our volunteers and guests. So if you are brave enough to tough out the weather our doors will be open from 4-8pm! ❄️ ❄️❄️ ... See MoreSee Less

Do you value family time? Would you like to discover new books with your children?  Meet the authors and illustrators behind them?  Create art together?  Join The Carle and enjoy family time at our Museum.  Membership is a gift that keeps on giving! https://shop.carlemuseum.org/category/memberships-donations/become-member
Come inside and warm up, and catch some wonderful live music! Right outside 25 Central (Level 1)

Right now:
Chillharmonics (a capella) until 2:30

The Other Cats Pajamas 3:30 - 5:30  (accordion & guitar)

High Clouds 12:30 - 2  (guitar and violin)
Chillharmonics  3:00 - 4:00 (a capella)

2 days ago

Northampton Center for the Arts

Postponed until Saturday, December 16!

Happier Valley Comedy Show: Rescheduled date! Now on Dec. 16thDec 16, 8:00pm33 Hawley St, Northampton, MA 01060-3376, United StatesThe December Happier Valley Comedy Show has been rescheduled for SATURDAY, DEC 16th, so we can bring the light of laughter to an almost-winter's night!

In this all-new, improvised show, The Ha-Ha's are joined by special friends Scott Braidman and Sally Ekus as they perform fast and funny short form improv games together in the first act.

​Then, The Ha-Ha's perform the audience-favorite show "Shrink: Where Freud Meets Funny," where they play the kooky characters attending two weeks of improvised therapy sessions.

Come see us in OUR NEW HOME!
Saturday, December 16th at 8pm - doors open at 7:30pm
Northampton Center for the Arts in the Arts Trust building,
(Lower Level Entrance)

Tickets are available at the door only for $13
(Doors open at 7:30, plenty of tickets available.
Handicap-accessible space.)

And thanks to the Northampton Center for the Arts for being our hosts with the mosts.

For more information about The Happier Valley Comedy Show, visit the show website at www.happiervalley.com.

All-new shows every month!
The Happier Valley Comedy Shows are
on the SECOND SATURDAY of every month
8:00 - 10:00pm

For more info, see www.happiervalley.com or email info@happiervalley.com.

And stick around after the show for our free open improv jam and showcase MORE IMPROV, MORE BETTER!
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Happier Valley Comedy Show: Rescheduled date! Now on Dec. 16th

2 days ago

The Parlor Room

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Don't miss the incredible Pamela Means TONIGHT at 7 PM. Tix will be available at the door!

Pioneer Valley Ballets The Nutcracker
Tickets ---> www.aomtheatre.com
The crowd eagerly waiting to enter the theatre last night for Pioneer Valley Ballet’s The Nutcracker! 

#nutcracker2017 #magicalnorthamptonmoment

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Photo: Eddy T. Hougen IV

It’s looking like Eastside’s Blue Light Specials might be running tonight!