Arts & Entertainment

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Northampton has always been synonymous with arts & entertainment here in western Massachusetts. It is a cultural hub where artists, musicians, and entertainers of all kinds have gathered and collaborated to create one-of-a-kind experiences. Check out what's happening below.

Upcoming Events

Packard's Comedy Open Mic

Packard's (14 Masonic St, Northampton, MA 01060)

The Packard's Comedy Open Mic is the number 1 spot in town for live local comedy! Every Wednesday, …

Entertainment

Fall Sessions of HooteNanny

Studio Helix, 3rd Floor Thornes Market (150 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01035)

The fall session of HooteNanny will begin September 18/19, 2019 and will run for 10 weeks through …

Entertainment + Music

Soul Saturdays Vinyl Dance Party: Motown, Funk, Garage, Soul

The Basement (21 Center St, Northampton MA 01060-3004)

Wooly Bully is DJ Cashman & Snack Attack spinning Soul, Funk, R&B, Girl Groups, Garage, Motown …

Entertainment + Music

A Dust Bowl of Dog Soup: Picturing the Great Depression

Smith College Museum of Art (20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace, Northampton MA 01063)

Exhibition open September 19th through May 24th 2020. In 1935, in the midst of the Great Depression, …

Art

Majestic (Co)Works

The Majestic Saloon (24 Main St, Northampton MA 01060)

Calling all writers, freelancers, artists, activists, work-from-home-ers, afternoon chardonnay …

Art + Entertainment

Adult Ballet with Kelly Silliman

Northampton Center for the Arts (33 Hawley St., Northampton MA 01060)

Mixed Level Adult/Teen Ballet, ages 14+, Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm, taught by Kelly Silliman This is a …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Sugar Biscuit Queer Dance Party: First Friday's

The Basement (21 Center St, Northampton MA 01060-3004)

Our monthly Queer Dance party happens the first Friday of every month. This a safe space so please …

Entertainment + Music

Forbes Library Zine Club

Forbes Library (20 West St, Northampton MA 01060)

A club to talk and create all-things-zine! Also : a place to draw, write, or engage with other …

Art + Entertainment

Latin Night Every Tuesday | Iron Horse Northampton 10PM

Iron Horse Music Hall (20 Center St, Northampton MA 01060)

Latin Night Hosted by DJ Alexavier & DJ Chico (21+) Venue: Iron Horse Music Hall 20 Center Street …

Entertainment + Music

Passionfruit with DJ Ray Ray

The Majestic Saloon (24 Main St, Northampton MA 01060)

MAJESTIC PRESENTS:✰ P A S S I O N F R U I T ✰- first saturdays with DJ Ray Ray -::: all-vinyl - 90s …

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UNSEEN: Encaustics, Monoprints and Pastels from the Estate of Mallory Lake

William Baczek Fine Arts (36 Main Street, Northampton MA 01060)

This exhibition presents a curated selection of never-before-exhibited artwork by artist Mallory …

Art

Climbing Everest Talk and Slideshow

Northampton Center for the Arts (Northampton, MA 01060)

Come hear Taylor Adams, a Northampton native, speak and show photos and footage from his May 2019 …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Bleach Day w/ Lost Film, Helenor and Blood Mobile

Bishop's Lounge (41 Strong Ave, Northampton MA 01060)

Bleach Day (Burlington, VT) Due out March 6, Bleach Day's new record 𝓪𝓼 𝓲𝓯 𝓪𝓵𝔀𝓪𝔂𝓼 finds them "at …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Beginner Modern Dance

33 Hawley St (Northampton, MA MA United States)

BEGINNER ADULT MODERN INSTRUCTOR: SOFIA ENGELMAN SATURDAYS, 10:30AM-12PM ​WEEKLY, STARTING FEBRUARY …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Kelsey Flynn w. Jennifer Myszkowski at The Parlor Room

The Parlor Room (32 Masonic St, Northampton MA 01060)

Signature Sounds Presents Kelsey Flynn w. Jennifer Myszkowski at The Parlor Room SATURDAY, APRIL …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Tango Beginners Bootcamp - April 12th, 2020

25 Main Street, 4th floor, Northampton, MA 01060 (Northampton, MA 01060)

NoHo's Tango Beginners BOOTCAMPSunday, April 12thfrom 1 pm to 4 pmOne day, 3 hours to have a taste …

Entertainment + Other

Che Apalache at The Parlor Room

The Parlor Room (32 Masonic St, Northampton MA 01060)

Signature Sounds Presents Che Apalache at The Parlor Room. SUNDAY, APRIL 12 AT 7:00PM DOORS OPEN AT …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Beyond Machu Picchu - A Journey along the Great Inca Trail

Northampton Center for the Arts (Northampton, MA 01060)

Journey Beyond Machu Picchu and Explore Millennial Landscapes and Life Today Along the 30,000 …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Dinty Child and The Lucky Ones w/s/g Annie Lynch at the Parlor Room

The Parlor Room (32 Masonic St, Northampton MA 01060)

Signature Sounds Presents Dinty Child Music and The Lucky Ones w/s/g Annie Lynch at The Parlor Room …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Altar Boyz

Northampton Center for the Arts (33 Hawley Street, Northampton, MA 01060)

ALTAR BOYZ is a foot-stomping, rafter-raising, musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band …

Entertainment + Nightlife

Artist Talk: Pamela Petro, The Blink of Our Lifetimes, The Ecology of Dusk

A.P.E Gallery (126 Main Street, Northampton MA 01060)

WHAT: The Blink of Our Lifetimes, The Ecology of Dusk. Images by Pamela Petro WHERE: A.P.E. 126 Main …

Art + Entertainment + Music

The Glorious Unknown rocks Bishop's Lounge

Bishop's Lounge (41 Strong Ave, Northampton MA 01060)

We're back at Bishop's Lounge to rock the night away! $5 cover Come party with us!

Art + Entertainment + Music

Beginner Modern Dance

33 Hawley St (Northampton, MA MA United States)

BEGINNER ADULT MODERN INSTRUCTOR: SOFIA ENGELMAN SATURDAYS, 10:30AM-12PM ​WEEKLY, STARTING FEBRUARY …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Soulsha: Afro-Celtic Funk at the Iron Horse

Iron Horse Music Hall (20 Center St, Northampton MA 01060)

Soulsha: Afro-Celtic Funk Tuesday, April 21st Iron Horse, 20 Center Street Northampton, Mass. …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Local Entertainment & Arts Organizations

Downtown Northampton Association

We are a group of business owners, property owners, local residents and fans of Downtown Northampton, who have joined forces to keep downtown vibrant, engaging, eclectic and inclusive.  We love …

Art + Entertainment + Food/Drink + Shopping

William Baczek Fine Arts

Fine arts studio in downtown Northampton.

Art

13th Floor Music Lounge

Intimate, laid-back atmosphere. Full bar. Full PA. Stage/lights/walk-out deck. Hosting music, arts, theater, comedy, and more. Local music nightly!

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music

WHMP

WHMP is a radio station broadcasting a news/talk format. Licensed to Northampton, Massachusetts, it serves the Pioneer Valley.

Entertainment

Grow Food Northampton Organic Community Garden

Grow Food Northampton’s mission is to promote food security by advancing sustainable agriculture in the Northampton, Massachusetts area. We own a 120-acre community farm that provides access to land …

Entertainment

R. Michelson Galleries

R. Michelson Galleries is the largest commercial art gallery in western Massachusetts. Art originally exhibited at R. Michelson Galleries now hangs in many of the most prestigious museums in America, …

Art + Entertainment + Shopping

Smith College

Founded in 1871, Smith College opened in 1875 with 14 students. Today, Smith is among the largest women’s colleges in the United States, with students from 48 states and 68 countries. An independent, …

Art

Iconica Social Club

A platform for the modern social animal. Curated coffee menu from rotating roasters; cold pressed juice via our brand Minim Juicery; a creative, healthy and seasonal breakfast and lunch menu; weekend …

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music

A.P.E. Flex Space

A.P.E. AT HAWLEY STREET continues its core mission to support contemporary artists working in all disciplines, by preserving and supporting the spaces in which they create, perform and exhibit their …

Art + Entertainment + Music

John M. Greene Hall

John M. Greene Hall is an event venue located at Smith College in Northampton. It has hosted many prominent performers such as Bob Weir, Indigo Girls, The Pixies, Ani DiFranco, Bob Dylan, and more.

Entertainment + Music

Calvin Theatre

The historic Calvin Theatre in downtown Northampton, Mass. operates as a concert venue hosting national acts from all genres including Jackson Browne, Loretta Lynn, Alice Cooper, Mavis Staples, Ani …

Entertainment + Music

Northampton Center for the Arts

The Northampton Center for the Arts (NCFA) provides affordable space for artists, performers, and educators while developing programming dedicated to arts education, multidisciplinary collaborations, …

Art + Entertainment

The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds

The Parlor Room is right in downtown Northampton at 32 Masonic Street, next door to the Woodstar Cafe. You can’t miss it; it looks like an old brick one-room schoolhouse, but, like a clown car, holds …

Entertainment + Music

Scotti's Drive-In & Meadowcrest Golf Range

Meadowcrest Golf Range with great food.

Entertainment + Food/Drink

Florence Civic Center

Our Hall & Kitchen are always available for rent at a very reasonable rate. Please Contact Mike Flynn for availability at 413-584-5048 or stop in at the Barber Shop at 9 N. Maple St.

Entertainment

The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (SCDT)

The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (SCDT) is comprised of independent and internationally experienced performance artists/movement practitioners who are also innovative teachers. The goal …

Art

A.P.E. Gallery

Available Potential Enterprises, Ltd. supports contemporary artists working in all disciplines, by preserving and supporting the spaces in which they create, perform and exhibit their work.

Art + Entertainment + Music

Brushworks Arts & Industry

The Brushworks Art & Industry Building is a unique multi-use Light Industrial complex, that has become the area’s premier location for local artists, designers, entrepreneurs, and the greater …

Art

Northampton Community Arts Trust

The Northampton Community Arts Trust’s mission is to protect and ensure the long-term vitality of the Northampton community through the acquisition and preservation of affordable and accessible space …

Art

Northampton Arts Council

The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice (as well as other grants on a rolling basis) each year to artists and …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Spare Time Northampton and City Sports Grille

Spare Time Entertainment is the Northeast’s largest private, family-owned bowling enterprise. We pride ourselves on customer service and on providing our bowlers with the latest state-of-the-art …

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music

Thornes Marketplace

Today Thornes, under its familiar green awning, teems with traffic exploring the sights, sounds and smells of a contemporary bazaar. Locals and visitors alike are attracted to the vibrant colors and …

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Shopping

Forbes Library

Forbes Library, the public library for Northampton, Massachusetts, provides a wide range of information, materials and services to all of the people of Northampton and Massachusetts. The library’s …

Entertainment

Click Workspace

CLICK Workspace offers a comfortable office environment in which creative professionals can work, create, collaborate, and share resources. We provide an atmosphere that values diversity and growth. …

Art + Entertainment + Music + Nightlife + Other + Places to Stay

The Living Art Studio

Established in 1989, Living Art Studio has been an artist owned business for 25 years and at the forefront of the tattoo scene in New England. Located in beautiful downtown Northampton Massachusetts, …

Art + Beauty/Wellness

CopyCat

We bring the best service and quality to Northampton! CopyCat specializes in printing, promotional items, graphic design, web development, & more! Located in Northampton Massachusetts, family-owned …

Art + Other + Shopping

93.9 The River

WRSI, the River, is a radio station playing a genuine mix of roots, rock, folk, soul and everything in between. Different is Good!

Entertainment

Ye Ol' Watering Hole

In 1975, former owner and collector Al Drew decided to  put on display his sizeable beer can collection within the bar, and his original setup of the can shelves, (especially the ones suspended …

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Nightlife

The Deuce (WWII Club)

The Deuce is far from just a Veteran’s Club, offering catering services, banquet hall rentals, pool leagues, trivia night, special events and our awesome Friday and Saturday night Karaoke/Dance …

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Nightlife

The Pines Theater

The Pines Theater is an outdoor amphitheater located within the park. The theater holds the annual "Transperformance" concert, a music festival hosted by The Northampton Arts Council and the Parent …

Entertainment + Music

The Oxbow Gallery

The Oxbow Gallery is a collective gallery owned and operated by 35 artist-members. The Oxbow showcases a variety of artistic styles and mediums including painting, sculpture, photography and …

Art

Northampton Country Club

Founded in 1898, The Northampton Country Club combines a challenging golf course with a pleasing array of modern amenities – including a custom designed pool, updated clubhouse with a full restaurant, …

Entertainment + Food/Drink

Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA)

From its beginnings in the 1870s, the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) has been guided by the understanding that original works of art can be a powerful component of the liberal arts education, …

Art + Entertainment + Shopping

Brew Practitioners

Brew Practitioners is the stuff of the American dream. It is a majority women-owned entity and all of the practitioners come from diverse walks of life, culturally and geographically. We are a group …

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music + Nightlife

Northampton Radio Group

Northampton Radio Group, a Broadcasting & Media Production Company.  

Entertainment

Lucky's Tattoo and Piercing

Tattoo and piercing shop in Northampton, Massachusetts

Art + Beauty/Wellness

Cycle Pottery

A warm and welcoming pottery studio and gallery where you can create, collaborate and find community and inspiration! One of a kind handmade pottery for sale by master potters working at …

Art + Shopping

Pulaski Park

Pulaski Park is centrally located on Main Street in downtown Northampton. The one acre municipal park provides a natural space for all to enjoy including shade trees, walkways, benches and a play …

Art + Entertainment

NiteOwl Tattoo

NiteOwl Tattoo is dedicated to bringing you award winning tattoos at a first class experience. Our resident team of tattoo artists are extremely passionate about all things art and are available to …

Art + Beauty/Wellness + Shopping

Three County Fairgrounds

Location for the yearly fair as well as other cultural and music events.

Entertainment + Music + Nightlife

Sweeney Concert Hall

Sweeney Concert Hall is one of the most sought–after concert halls in the northeast. This beautiful performance space seats more than 600, and its broad stage can readily accommodate the needs of a …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Valley Ghost Tours

A fun and creepy way to explore the dark side of Northampton!

Entertainment

American Legion Post 28

American Legion Post 28 is located at 63 Riverside Drive, Florence MA. We are a nonprofit organization and bar, and have space to hold events for your special occasions.

Food/Drink + Entertainment

WEIB-106.3 Smooth FM, Cutting Edge Broadcasting, Inc.

We are the only locally owned commercial FM radio station in the Greater Springfield, MA Metro Market. Broadcasting for more than sixteen years, we have built a reputation as a station that is …

Entertainment + Music

Anchor House of Artists

The Anchor House of Artists was founded in 1997 with the mission to support and expand the creative careers of artists living with mental illness, fight the social stigma that they face, and …

Art

United Way of Hampshire County

United Way of Hampshire County engages and inspires the people, employers, and organizations of Hampshire County to give, advocate, and volunteer on behalf of our community. Our vision is that all …

Art

Haven Body Arts

Haven Body Arts located in Northampton, MA brings you the most progressive body art, tattoos, and piercings in the valley and we carry body jewelry.

Art + Shopping

Academy of Music Theatre

In the late 19th century, Edward H.R. Lyman, a philanthropist and Northampton native, had a vision for a new venue for culture and theater in his hometown.  On May 23, 1891, the then 1000-seat …

Art + Entertainment + Music + Nightlife

Valley Advocate

Your alternative source for news, arts and entertainment in the Pioneer Valley for over 40 years.

Entertainment

The Basement

Across from the Iron Horse between the police station parking garage and the First Church in Northampton. Live music. Dance nights. See schedule.

Entertainment + Music + Nightlife

Grapefruit

Grapefruit is a new little shop right next to the Roost on Market street. Pop in for a visit and check out our unique collection of goods - from fine art to photocopied zines, small batch perfume …

Art + Shopping

Pioneer Valley Ballet

At Pioneer Valley Ballet, we are cultivating an appreciation of dance on a regional level, and supporting our local arts community by training and educating the next generation of dancers and future …

Entertainment

Signature Sounds

Signature Sounds was formed by Jim Olsen and Mark Thayer in 1995 to promote the burgeoning acoustic music scene in and around Northampton, MA. Since our inception, we've released over 150 albums of …

Entertainment + Music + Nightlife

Progression Brewing Co.

Progression Brewing Company, located on Pearl street in downtown Northampton, features a full kitchen and offers great IPA's, Ale's, Saison, and Stouts. If you enjoy places with no televisions, then …

Art + Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music + Nightlife

Aligned Events LLC

Aligned Events is a full service wedding and event planning company based out of Northampton, MA.  Our services include customized event planning, management and design services and we serve New …

Entertainment + Other

Look Park

Come play at Look Park! With over 150 acres of land you're sure to find something to do. Take a walk, stop by the grill or sweet shoppe for a snack or go for a ride on our steamer train. Look Park is …

Entertainment + Music

Historic Northampton

Historic Northampton focuses on local history and the local community. We preserve objects and documents that illuminate the lives of past residents while creating structures through which …

Art

Helen Hills Chapel

The Center for Religious & Spiritual Life has offices at the Helen Hills Hills Chapel, located on Elm Street across from the Office of Admission. The chapel has a large space on the main floor for …

Entertainment

Groundings

Groundings is a Artisan Gallery, Gift Shop & Healing Center all rolled into one amazing space! We offer locally made gifts & goods along with gemstones, jewelry, books, herbs, occasion cards, …

Art + Shopping

Bishop's Lounge

Bishop’s Lounge offers nightly music with a relaxed atmosphere. Music genres range from reggae to dance, and rock to funk; with open mic takeover and DJ on site you will not be disappointed. Bishop’s …

Entertainment + Music + Nightlife

Edwards Church of Northampton

Situated at the crossroads of State, Main, and South Streets in downtown Northampton, Edwards Church serves as a home for all who seek the Holy Spirit in the midst of a too busy, often glorious, and …

Entertainment + Other

Ascendance Inner World Arts

Ascendance is a studio where the individual expressive voice can be explored, where the art of dance is practiced and trained, and where we celebrate the confluence of individuality and community.

Art + Entertainment

Paradise City

Paradise City, founded in 1995, produces award-winning shows of contemporary craft and fine art. Welcome to a world overflowing with fresh ideas for home decorating, personal adornment, one-of-a-kind …

Art

Forest Flowers

Forest Flowers is a floral design shop born from the mystique and beauty existing within the world around us. Designs inspired by the seasonal, ethereal nature of flowers enhance our daily lives, …

Art + Shopping

Bang Bang Body Arts

Offering body piercing, tooth gems, & tattooing- including cosmetic & medical tattooing. The studio will be ever full of incredible fine art from local, national and international …

Art + Beauty/Wellness + Other + Shopping

Artisan Gallery

If you're headed out on the road we can help inspire your travel with the perfect ensemble, meaningful host gifts and lovely reminders of your adventure. We have the joie de vivre to enliven your …

Art + Shopping