Friday, January 19, 2018

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Jan
19
Fri
2018
Random Sighting Fort Hill Brewery @ Fort Hill Brewery
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Remodeled, new stage, new sound system.
Random Sighting rested and ready!!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1244403548994672/

The Thrill Mill
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Comedy as a Weapon is coming to Eastworks in Easthampton, MA, inaugurating a series of comedy shows entitled “The Thrill Mill.” This January 19th at the 121 Club, comedian Katrina Pope (Ride Along movie) along with the regular cast of characters, including host Kim DeShields (Nick at Nite), and Comedy as a Weapon founder Tim Lovett, (106.3 fm WEIB) will make you laugh out loud. If that isn’t enough, other comedians converging on this night of funny include Rich Williams (The Howard Stern Show), Kristine Blinn (Funny Bone), and in CAAW fashion, special musical guest Fiona Clarke (Go There).
Also there will be FOOD
Come on out and eat, laugh, and sing with me!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/302817810226211/

Thrill Mill Comedy @ 121 Club
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Comedy as a Weapon is coming to Eastworks in Easthampton, MA, inaugurating a series of comedy shows entitled “The Thrill Mill.” This January 19th at the 121 Club, comedian Katrina Pope (Ride Along movie) along with the regular cast of characters, including host Kim DeShields (Nick at Nite), and Comedy as a Weapon founder Tim Lovett, (106.3 fm WEIB) will make you laugh out loud. If that isn’t enough, other comedians converging on this night of funny include Rich Williams (The Howard Stern Show), Kristine Blinn (Funny Bone), and in CAAW fashion, special musical guest Fiona Clarke (Go There).

TO GET TICKETS: visit Eventbrite.com or comedyweapon.com

Katrina Pope – Already known for her “Brutally Honest” attitude, Katrina quickly familiarized herself with the stage. Katrina Pope started her comedy career in Montgomery AL, opening up for the nationally respected comedian Doug Williams on April 9, 2010. Despite the microphone malfunctions and colorful language, Katrina was able to make the crowd laugh and look good while doing it. After her first show, she developed her tagline, “I just look like this,” after getting several sideways compliments from the crowd on her looks. “I just look like this” let everybody know that even though she’s cute and prissy, Pope has been through some trials in her life, and she’s able to relate to all women.
In the last year, Katrina has crossed over to film and television, as a police officer in the number #1 movie in the Country, “Ride Along,” starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. In addition to feature films, she is the only female comedian in the web series “Talking Shop” with Shaquille O’Neal, Capone, Rodney Perry and Lavar Walker. When Katrina is not on the road gracing stages, she hosts a weekly comedy show called “No Judgment Sundays, in Tucker, GA.

Kim Deshields – Good things come in little packages. With a winning combination of sass and hard edged truths, Kim Deshields (AKA Boney) offers audiences a hilarious, honest and self-deprecating look a today’s issues from a middle aged woman’s perspective. Frank and fearless in her delivery, Boney tackles topics from motherhood, death, sex, marriage to race relations in America. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, Boney has had a rise to the top of the comedy game working clubs throughout Western Massachusetts, Boston, New York City… all the way to Germany. A semifinalist in 2008 for Nick At Nite’s Funniest Mom, contestant on Last Comic Standing, and Ladies of Laughter Funniest Female finalist, she has opened for the likes of comedy giants such as: Tracey Morgan, Bill Burr, Leslie Jones, Mike Epps, Nikki Carr and Arnez J. While comedy is her first love, in daylight hours you can catch her as Midday Host WEIB 106.3 FM as Smooth Jazz radio host.

Dick Williams – Dick was nominated for two Emmys as a staff writer/performer on Fox Sports Net’s The Best Damn Sports Show Period. He is the head writer for Fox’s Annual Super Bowl special, “Howie Long’s Tough Guys”. This show has afforded him the opportunity to write for the likes of John Travolta, James Caan, Samuel L. Jackson, Charlton Heston and Burt Reynolds. He also has written for MTV’s “NEXT” and “Date My Mom” and sold a movie to Tim Allen and Disney. His list of TV credits include the premier episode of “Chelsea Lately”, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”, “The Howard Stern Show”, and countless others.

Kristine Blinn – Kristine entertains crowds all over the Northeast with stories about her family, her dating life, and her experiences as an inner city high school teacher. She’s a regular at the Hartford Funny Bone and Comix at Mohegan Sun.

Tim Lovett has entertained people across New England over 5 years. Since starting his Comedy career in Massachusetts, he has developed into a strong performing comedian. His style is witty and energetic, and he has something for everyone in the audience to relate to. Tim Lovett is a must-see.

Ezra Prior is a locally-based stand-up comic who mixes sardonic humor with an innocence that is the product of eight years of stage time. In a self-deprecating and yet outwardly playful rage, he dances with temptation and woos.

Lastly, the one and only DJ Groove of Good Groove Entertainment will be playing music before and after the show.

Along with funny we’ll have finger food! Doors open at 7pm; show starts at 8pm. Tickets available at Eventbrite.com or comedyweapon.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/2047639182150058/

BaSCP & Catman Beats at Bishop’s Lounge @ Bishop's Lounge
Jan 19 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 20 @ 2:00 am

Bishop’s Lounge we’ve missed ya! The #Softcore crew is returning to the Valley for a night of funk, fun, and family on our way through a weekend tour! We’re excited to be bringing Catman along with us <3

https://soundcloud.com/catmanbeats
https://soundcloud.com/bascptheband

$5 at the door
21+

https://www.facebook.com/events/355467774920082/

Fennario plays Inman Sq in Cambridge! @ The Rising Bar
Jan 19 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 20 @ 1:00 am

It’s our first show at The Rising Bar in Cambridge at Inman Square. We can’t wait to rock it out .. and we hope you will come dance with us – gonna be fun!

21+, 10pm
**Free**

https://www.facebook.com/events/1425388304254074/

Kristen Knight debuts The NoMa Social @ NoMa Social
Jan 19 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 20 @ 4:00 am

Friday January 19th – Kristen Knight debut’s the upscale NoMa Social (Lounge) in New Rochelle, New York! Complimentary Entrance & Parking. For more info follow us on IG: @differ.ent

https://www.facebook.com/events/145225336186045/

MC Kabir & The Krush Faktory @ Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
Jan 19 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 20 @ 1:45 am

The Middle East presents:

MC Kabir &The Krush Faktory

21+ / Doors at 10pm
$5 Advance / $8 Day Of Show

Tickets:
http://www.ticketweb.com/event/mc-kabir-the-krush-middle-east-cornerbakery-tickets/7993235?REFERRAL_ID=twfb

https://www.facebook.com/events/411937242572311/

Jan
20
Sat
2018
The Women’s March: Hear Our Voices, Hear Our Vote! @ City of Northampton
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Pioneer Valley Women’s March is proud to announce the Women’s March Anniversary: Hear Our Voices, Hear Our Vote! March and Rally on January 20, 11-1 pm in Northampton. We will march to reaffirm our commitment to building a positive and just future for all, and to celebrate the spirit of resistance efforts over the past year.

The March will once again begin at Sheldon Fields and culminate at Northampton City Hall, where we will rally with inspiring speakers and performers. Women, femmes, and allies welcome. This is a peaceful, family-friendly event. Parking is available at Sheldon Fields as well on-street parking throughout Northampton.

https://www.facebook.com/events/200256233873115/

High Tide Reunion Leukemia Benefit Show @ Camp Jahn
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Benefit for former High Tide Manager Andy Pierpont who is battling leukemia. Come out for some music, fun, and drinks.

https://www.facebook.com/events/141949553246275/

Butterfly Swing Band @ The New England House Restaurant
Jan 20 @ 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm

Come join us for a delicious meal, snack, or beverage and listen to some hot swing and jazz grooves. Reservations suggested until 8:00. Yes, and people do dance! As always, no cover.

https://www.facebook.com/events/387137201697496/

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