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

Jana Brike: Flower, Fire, and Fallen Star

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

Jana Brike’s artwork combines memories of her childhood in Latvia, folklore, mythology, and her …

Art
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Oxbow Gallery reopens with "Evolving in Chaos" exhibition

The Oxbow Gallery (275 Pleasant Street, Northampton MA 01060)

WHAT: "Evolving in Chaos" Exhibition WHERE: Oxbow Gallery 273 Pleasant St, Northampton, MA 01060 …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Summer Outdoor Comedy Starring Damon Williams

JJ's Tavern (99 Main Street, Florence, MA 01062)

Legendary Comedian Damon Williams (BET, HBO) comes to Florence Ma for one night only as the …

Entertainment + Nightlife
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Forbes Library Storytime for Grownups

Why should kids have all the fun? OnFriday, September 18, 10 am-12 pm,join Forbes Library staff, …

Art + Entertainment + Music
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Poetry Reading by Mark Doty

Online (20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace, Northampton MA 01063)

“A new book of poems—or of anything—by Mark Doty is good news in a dark time,” W. S. Merwin once …

Art

A.P.E. @ Hawley & SCDT present:Practicing Presence

WHAT: A.P.E. @ Hawley & SCDT present:Practicing Presence WHEN: September 24-27, 2020 The 5th …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Youth Hip Hop with Danielle Smith

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

HIP HOP WITH DANIELLE! ___ THURSDAYS 6-7PM ON ZOOM AGES 10+ (YOUNGER STUDENTS MAY JOIN WITH PARENT …

Entertainment + Music

Youth Hip Hop with Danielle Smith

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

HIP HOP WITH DANIELLE! ___ THURSDAYS 6-7PM ON ZOOM AGES 10+ (YOUNGER STUDENTS MAY JOIN WITH PARENT …

Entertainment + Music

Strange Powers

Zoom Theater (Zoom Way, Northampton, MA 01060)

A virtual and yet intimate exhibition of mental conjuring in which everyone can actively …

Entertainment

Youth Hip Hop with Danielle Smith

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

HIP HOP WITH DANIELLE! ___ THURSDAYS 6-7PM ON ZOOM AGES 10+ (YOUNGER STUDENTS MAY JOIN WITH PARENT …

Entertainment + Music

Youth Hip Hop with Danielle Smith

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

HIP HOP WITH DANIELLE! ___ THURSDAYS 6-7PM ON ZOOM AGES 10+ (YOUNGER STUDENTS MAY JOIN WITH PARENT …

Entertainment + Music

Poetry reading & Book launch

Zoom (Northampton, MA 01060)

Poetry Reading & Book Launch: Six Smith Alums, in Celebration of the publication of The Map of …

Art

Youth Hip Hop with Danielle Smith

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

HIP HOP WITH DANIELLE! ___ THURSDAYS 6-7PM ON ZOOM AGES 10+ (YOUNGER STUDENTS MAY JOIN WITH PARENT …

Entertainment + Music
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Northampton Neighbors LIVE! A Talent Show

Northampton Neighbors LIVE! A Talent Show During the pandemic doldrums, the Events Committee of …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Youth Hip Hop with Danielle Smith

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

HIP HOP WITH DANIELLE! ___ THURSDAYS 6-7PM ON ZOOM AGES 10+ (YOUNGER STUDENTS MAY JOIN WITH PARENT …

Entertainment + Music

Strange Powers

Zoom Theater (Zoom Way, Northampton, MA 01060)

A virtual and yet intimate exhibition of mental conjuring in which everyone can actively …

Entertainment

Youth Hip Hop with Danielle Smith

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

HIP HOP WITH DANIELLE! ___ THURSDAYS 6-7PM ON ZOOM AGES 10+ (YOUNGER STUDENTS MAY JOIN WITH PARENT …

Entertainment + Music

Strange Powers

Zoom Theater (Zoom Way, Northampton, MA 01060)

A virtual and yet intimate exhibition of mental conjuring in which everyone can actively …

Entertainment

Strange Powers

Zoom Theater (Zoom Way, Northampton, MA 01060)

A virtual and yet intimate exhibition of mental conjuring in which everyone can actively …

Entertainment

Local Entertainment & Arts Organizations

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

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

Lilly Library

Lilly Library is located in the heart of downtown Florence and has been serving the community since 1890.

Entertainment + Other

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

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

Three County Fairgrounds

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

Entertainment + Music + Nightlife

Photobooth

A black and white machine on the second floor of Thornes, this fun photobooth is located in the hallway between impish and Jackson & Connor, and across from Noteworthy. The booth has been in Thornes …

Entertainment + Shopping

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

William Baczek Fine Arts

Fine arts studio in downtown Northampton.

Art

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

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

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

Lucky's Tattoo and Piercing

Tattoo and piercing shop in Northampton, Massachusetts

Art + Beauty/Wellness

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Progression Brewing Co.

While creating an artisanal craft brewery that facilitates the balanced values of business, family, community and humankind, we at Progression Brewing are always brewing towards “A Higher State of …

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music + Nightlife + Outdoor Dining

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

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

CyclePottery

The studio is open to studio members/renters and we are accepting new members. Private lessons and smaller classes will resume in September. The gallery is open by appointment or oShop Onlinefor local …

Art + Shopping + Online Gift Cards

Make Big Things

Make Big Things is a game design cooperative and small press publisher based out of western Massachusetts and Chicago, Illinois. We make hopeful games for uncertain times.

Entertainment + Shopping

Haven Body Arts

Haven Body Arts is a female owned & operated body art studio located in Northampton, MA. HBA brings you the most progressive body art, tattoos, and piercings in the valley.  We offer a large …

Art + Beauty/Wellness + Shopping

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 + Outdoor Dining

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

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

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

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 + Online Gift Cards

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

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 + Online Gift Cards

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

WHMP

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

Entertainment

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 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

Valley Ghost Tours

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

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

Living Arts 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

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

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

Northampton Radio Group

Northampton Radio Group, a Broadcasting & Media Production Company.  

Entertainment

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

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

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

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

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 + Outdoor Dining

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grapefruit

Grapefruit is a new little shop right next to the Roost on Market street. Our storefront is currently closed due to Covid-19, but our online shop is open 24/7! Check out our unique collection of goods …

Art + Shopping + Online Gift Cards

Valley Advocate

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

Entertainment

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

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

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

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

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!

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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

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 …

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