Green Acres Comedy
Comedian Jackson is making his way up north one stage at a time. Comedy as a Weapon Presents: Green Acres Comedy. Saturday, July 20th at 8pm Comedian Jackson is making his way up north to headline at the Green Acres. Comedian Jackson was born in Bridgeport CT. He delivered a knock out performance on BET’s Coming to the Stage, in 2006 NBC selected Jackson as one of the first recipients of a newly delivered program called Standup for Diversity which granted him a scholarship to UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade). Jackson made his television debut on Showtime at the Apollo in 2007, and ever since then, his rise has been steady performing in Germany and winning four back to back comedy competitions. Jackson performs in theatres, clubs, and colleges in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and MA. Kim Boney Deshields (Nick at Nite and Wendy Williams) will be hosting this night of funny along with Alisha Cherise and Comedy as a Weapon founder Tim Lovett (open for Donnell Rawlings, Oak City Comedy Festival). Doors open at 7pm and 8pm
When: Jul 20, 2019 7pm in Greenfield, MA
She Said - Saves the day!
When: Jul 20, 2019 8pm in Greenfield, MA
Music in the Morning!
A music series for young children (ages 0-8) Tuesdays, 10:45 - 11:45am
When: Jul 23, 2019 10:45AM in Greenfield, MA
"Sumer Is Icumen In!" - A Summer Garden Party with the Rainbow Elders
"Sumer Is Icumen In!8” Please join the Rainbow Elders for a summer picnic! Enjoy a catered meal, meander through the daylily gardens on 15 and a half acres of land, and meet with LGBTIQA friends old and new. *A medieval English round or rota of the mid-13th century. The title translates approximately to "Summer Has Come In" or "Summer Has Arrived." RSVP by July 18 here at Eventbrite or contact Lynne Feldman, Director of Community Services at LifePath: lfeldman@LifePathMA.org, 413-775-5555 x2215, or 978-544-2259 x2215. You will receive a confirmation with directions. Registrants will receive a call or email should the event be rained out. A suggested donation of $10 is appreciated and will be used to cover expenses for this and future Rainbow Elders events. If you can donate more than $10, it will help someone else with fewer resources attend. Any donation amount is welcome. This is a drug-, alcohol-, and fragrance-free event. Special thanks to our sponsors Rockridge Retirement CommunitiesVictory Home Healthcare LifePath’s Rainbow Elders offers opportunities and information to build connections and find resources to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, asexual, aromantic, and agender elders, as well as their allies, and educational outreach to agencies, businesses, and the community at large. Rainbow Elders helps people build relationships, give and gain support, grow in knowledge and cultural competence, and advocate for human rights so that everyone can live and age with dignity. Read more and sign up to receive emails with future Rainbow Elders event invitations and relevant news and information at LifePathMA.org/RainbowElders. LGBTIQA: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, and asexual, aromantic, agender and allies We're asking for a $10 suggested donation for this event - more if you can, less if you can't - to help sustain and grow support for LGBTIQA elders right here at home. Did you know? LifePath has been supporting the LGBTIQA elder community with quarterly meals for over 10 years. The first breakfast event took place in June of 2006! Here's a photo from that very first gathering. Since 2006, Rainbow Elders efforts expanded to offer additional support beyond meals, with annual intergenerational and educational events, and the momentum has picked up even more in the past several years. Where are we now? This past year we began offering monthly luncheons. We continue to offer social events, with a picnic in the summer, plus an intergenerational gathering in the spring. We also offer educational panels in the community and at local businesses and organizations that interact with the LGBTIQA elder population to support community building, support, and understanding. We send representatives to speak at conventions and conferences and act as advocates to ensure civil rights for all. Our quarterly newsletter and additional periodic emails keep our community informed and connected to the happenings and news that impacts our lives. What's next? Though the Rainbow Elders receives community support from generous community sponsors, donors, and the Friends of the Rainbow Elders, more than 75% of the expected costs will come from LifePath, a nonprofit agency, directly, at a time when funding streams are narrowing. We want to continue expanding services, but we need your help. We ask for your support to guarantee that the Rainbow Elders have a solid and sustainable foundation to build upon, no matter what tomorrow brings.
When: Jul 23, 2019 4:30PM in Greenfield, MA
BANDELLA: THE BAND OF ASTRONAUTS
Not very many people have played guitar in outerspace. Bandella, has not one, but two such guitarists!Chris Hadfield performed a version of David Bowies Space Oddity on theInternational Space Station (his performance has over 38 million views onYouTube). UC Davis professor and ex-NASA astronaut Steve Robinson playedhis guitar on the Space Shuttle while weightless, performing for his crewmates.And then theres Cady Coleman, who performed a flute duet with Jethro TullsIan Andersonfrom outer space.Bandella, a popular band from Houston TX, has been performing for over 14years. Theyll make their California debut with three astronauts, plus the spouseof an astronaut on lead vocals.With acoustic guitars, jazz flute, inspired vocals, occasional banjo, and stand-upbass, these aerospace musicians entertain with a mixture of folk originals, re-imagined 70s/80s folk/rock standards, bluegrass, and jazz.Bandella was formed in a basement bar in Star City, Russia in 2003, notesHadfield (Hadfield, Robinson, and Coleman all trained with the Russian SpaceProgram, in conjunction with NASA). Weve played all over-- Kansas City, StarCity, Canada, even linked from Earth while band members were out in orbit.And, of course, Bandellas played all over Houston.The band personnel are:Chris Hadfield is a retired Canadian astronaut and bandleader, singer,rhythm guitarist, and long-time folk musician. He recorded SpaceSessions: Songs From A Tin Can on the ISS, which was released in 2015.(Heres the link to his YouTube performance:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaOC9danxNo )Cady Coleman is a retired NASA astronaut and accomplished flutist.Micki Pettit is married to an astronaut, and brings a big jazz-&-show tunevoice to every show.Steve Robinson is a retired NASA astronaut, Sacramento native, UCDavis professor, and multi-instrumentalist on acoustic lead guitar, banjo,and stand-up bass.
When: Jul 27, 2019 7pm in Greenfield, MA
Cost: $20 in advance - $25 Day of Show
Arena Civic Theatre presents: Modigliani by Dennis McIntyre
In 1916, unable to sell his paintings and unable to work, Modigliani decides to leave Paris. A robbery attempt, aided by his painter friends Turillo and Soutine fails and he seeks money from Zborowski, his agent, who informs him he’s about to meet Cheron, an influential art dealer. Modigliani’s poet mistress, Beatrice Hastings, tries to convince him to meet Cheron himself. Frightened of failure, he finally agrees, only to discover Zborowski has given away his best painting. His meeting with Cheron is a disaster and, in a rage, he slashes his paintings and attempts to destroy all the work in his studio. Beatrice prevents this and forces him to realize the paintings are his life. Left alone with no possibilities for success, Modigliani begins work again on a self portrait. “A wild, funny and moodily proactive play…raffish and richly atmospheric.” -New York Daily News “One of the most enthralling dramas in years…wonderfully exciting in the varied richness of its texture.” -New York Post General Admission - $18.00 Seniors - $15.00
When: Aug 1, 2019 7:30PM in Greenfield, MA
Cost: $15.00 - $18.00
“…his music and soundscapes depict the beauty and poetic nature of his homeland” -- Rollingstone
When: Aug 2, 2019 8:30PM in Greenfield, MA
Charlemont Reggae Festival
The Charlemont Reggae Festival has been a staple in Western MA for the past 35 years! The goal of the festival is bring the community and beyond together through the power of reggae music! Now days, it's more important than ever for folks to gather in positivity & good vibes, let one another know that there is still much love in the world, embrace the goodness of the music, friends, family and then to leave feeling rejuvenated & ready to share that love! For those who have been long time attendees of the Charlemont Reggae Fest, you already know that without the late Ras Jahn Bullock's dedication and love for Reggae & community this event would not exist. We dedicate Charlemont Reggae Festival to Ras Jahn and hope that through the continuation of this festival his legacy lives on! Please Join us on August 17th, 2019 at the Charlemont Fair Grounds for an event you are sure to remember, this is very much a family friendly event, so please bring the kids! There will be food vendors, craft vendors, a kids tent with live music, and for the adults Berkshire Brewing Company will be at the taps!
When: Aug 17, 2019 12pm in Greenfield, MA
Cost: $35 in advance