Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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Pursuing Geometry – Encaustic @ Big Red Frame & The Elusie Gallery
Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm

The exhibit runs through December 2.

Two artists paint abstractly and pursue geometry in their own way, one inspired by nature’s circular forms and patterns and the other by unique materials and straight lines. Their common medium of encaustic (pigmented beeswax) unites them with its inherent transparency, malleability, and dimensionality. Sharon Ligorner’s swirling patterns and transformative shapes contrast with Nancy Natale’s horizontal emphasis and muscular collages.

Chris Cochrane Stone Residency @ The Stone Avenue C & 2nd Street
Nov 21 @ 8:30 pm – Nov 26 @ 10:00 pm

Tuesday, November 21 – Sunday, November 26: 8:30pm
Chris Cochrane Residency at the Stone
at Avenue C & 2nd Street

Tuesday, November 21 – Volar Portex
Jessica Lurie, Terry Dame, Billy Martin and Chris Cochrane

Wednesday, November 22 – Chris Cochrane with Mamal Dap
play the music of J Dilla, Madlib and others
Killian Karlsson, Zack Cross, Reed Sutherland, Colin Jalbert, Chris Cochrane

Friday, November 24 – The Chutneys
Fast Forward, Gelsey Bell, Chris Cochrane

Saturday, November 25 – Collapsible Shoulder with Special Guest Stuart Popejoy
Brain Chase, Kevin Bud Jones, Kato Hideki, Stuart Popejoy and Chris Cochrane

Sunday, November 25 – Alphawhore with Special Guest Zeena Parkins
Kevin Shea, Gordon Beeferman, Zeena Parkins, Chris Cochrane

Night Before Thanksgiving all-star benefit @ Spare Time Northampton and City Sports Grille
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:55 pm

The Food Bank of Western Mass is once again the beneficiary, Katie Wright from WMUA once again calling the raffle numbers, hostess with the mostest Cheri Drexler slinging the drinks….and listen to this lineup (no battle order yet finalized): Tommy Whalen, Lisa Martin, Ray Chaput, Buddy McEarns, Johnny Marino, Sarah Blais, Doug Pi, and Baska Macchia (Wally Greaney and Sarah Halloran also possible late visitors!….also possible Ludlow Legend sighting)….all backed by the blues-chart busting Wildcat O’Halloran Band!

Kingdom Of Jones Pre -Thanksgiving Jam at Europa @ Europa
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Underwear Dance Party V @ 121 Club
Nov 22 @ 8:30 pm – Nov 23 @ 12:30 am

That sexy dance party from The Platinum Pony days is back!!

Underwear Dance Party V!!
The body posi, queer loving, sweaty fun, dance night is coming to 121 Club in the Eastworks building the NIGHT BEFORE THANKSGIVING!!!!!

This time we have DJ Kaliis of The River and the famous Drag Brunch with Hors and Friends, spinning your favorite beats and Jenayah De Rosario of Drag Queen Bingo and Excuse Our Beauty, hosting and doing shots of Patron with you at the bar!

1. Less is more, but leave something up to the imagination. This is a safe space for all!
2. This is a safe space for all! Respect your neighbors! Make sure they feel the love, but not the creep!
4. YOU DON’T HAVE TO GET IN YOUR UNDERWEAR, but make sure to wear some cute ones because YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL and you are going to want to take your clothes off. Trust us! We’ve done this before!
5. There will be a place to hang your clothes, but keep your valuables with you or at home.

See you there, in your underwear!!


Yellowman w/s/g Rhythm Inc. at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center @ Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center
Nov 22 @ 8:30 pm – 11:59 pm

Getting ready for some amazing reggae and dancehall with Yellowman!

Yellowman is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay, also known as King Yellowman. He was popular in Jamaica in the 1980s, coming to prominence with a series of singles that established his reputation.

Rhythm Inc.

featured brewery BLDG8 Brewing

Ragegiving Afterrage Edition @ MHO EHT
Nov 22 @ 11:50 pm – Nov 23 @ 2:50 am

Swoop by after whiskerz or the underwear dance party. There may or may not be food, entertainment, etc. The only thing that is certain is that Thanksgiving will be RUINED!

Henning Solo at Moonlight Magic @ Mocha Maya's
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Henning plays three hours worth of his songs live in the cozy Mocha Maya’s during Shelburne Falls Moonlight Magic. Free and all ages.

“The popular annual “festival of lights” features thousands of luminarias – courtesy of Yankee Candle and Mohawk Trail High School students – lighting up the village filled with an eclectic variety of stores, galleries, and restaurants offering special holiday promotions, in-store treats, and holiday cheer.

Vendors from across the valley contribute a rich assortment of items, including baked goods, maple products hand-crafted in the region, arts and crafts, delicious food, and hot drinks. The Iron Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic creating a pedestrian mall so shoppers can stroll back and forth across the Deerfield River enjoying events and shops on both sides of the river.

At 5:15pm, shortly after the town officially lights up, the Parade of Lights will begin in Buckland across from Lamson Factory Outlet Store, featuring Santa, the Grinch and Max, Clifford, and the Snow Princess. The Parade marches down Conway Street, through the Village of Buckland and then crosses the Iron Bridge into Shelburne. Santa and Mrs. Claus continue to Santa’s Workshop at the Shelburne-Buckland Senior Center on Main Street.”

Moonlight Magic link:

Music Under The Grow Lights: Fuzz Puddle @ Mill 180 Park
Nov 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

M180 Park Welcomes Fuzz Puddle to the park for the very first time!

Rob Maher – Rhodes/keyboards/vocals
Matthew Thornton – drums and electric cello

After a decade of writing folk music, Maher sought to expand his possibilities. Fuzz Puddle unites co-written original songs with self-created sampling (electronic effects mixed live during the performance) and a multitude of instruments being played at once by a duo of musicians.

Come on out to see them and hear their amazing music!!!

Get a preview of their music:

All Folked Up @ Thirsty Mind Coffee and Wine Bar
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm