Staff Picks: Bishops Lounge, Open Hearth Cooking Demo, and Fiddlers Green Contra with Luke Donforth
May24

Staff Picks: Bishops Lounge, Open Hearth Cooking Demo, and Fiddlers Green Contra with Luke Donforth

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration // SATURDAY Mmmm, there’s nothing like home cooked food; but what’s even better is learning how to cook food from scratch an open hearth flame. Explore old cookbooks with Historic Deerfield’s Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration, which includes typical recipes from the late 18th Century using seasonal ingredients like fresh herbs and asparagus. Dig in! Historic Deerfield, 80 Old Main St., Deerfield, 9:30...

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National Marijuana Company GTI First to Open Medical Dispensary in Amherst
May18

National Marijuana Company GTI First to Open Medical Dispensary in Amherst

The big scissors were out in Amherst this week as the CEO of the national company Green Thumb Industries (GTI) cut the ribbon in front of the town’s first medical marijuana dispensary, called RISE Amherst. Despite being based in Chicago, Pete Kadens, director and CEO of GTI, said that GTI wants to be a positive contributor to the community by helping to alleviate the opioid crisis by offering an alternative medicine and employing...

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Pollinate Ecstatic Dance celebrates 10 years of community and connections
May18

Pollinate Ecstatic Dance celebrates 10 years of community and connections

Aaron Brando, aka DJ Hip Sockit, is intense and direct, but he has a calm about him and his expressions are chosen with care and with purpose. A holistic body-work practitioner by day, he’s also co-founder of Pollinate Ecstatic Dance, “the hub where high vibration dancing, healthy living, thick beats, and community connections all come together.” Brando is preparing to celebrate Pollinate’s 10 year anniversary on Friday,...

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Pick of the Day 5/18: Red Flame
May17

Pick of the Day 5/18: Red Flame

Jayme Timpson Winell performs this one person hour-long interactive dance-play. The play takes a look at the life and times of  Winell’s grandmother Anne Burlak Timpson, known to many as the “Red Flame.” “Anne was a passionate organizer for justice who used song, stories and soup to support working people’s causes,” states the Northampton Center for the Arts website. “The Red Flame jumps in...

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Pick of the Day 5/17: Matthew Logan Vasquez
May17

Pick of the Day 5/17: Matthew Logan Vasquez

Matthew Logan Vasquez is a bit of a modern Bob Dylan … no really.  He’s got similar qualities but his music is meatier and his vocals are better — which isn’t that difficult. Dylan insults aside, Vasquez brings his storytelling and agreeable sound to the Iron Horse tonight. He’s released two solo efforts, but he’s known as the front man for Delta Spirit and a member of Middle Brother. Check him out...

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