Laugh! Laugh! Laugh!
Every second Thursday, Holyoke Hummus Company hosts Lady Ha-Ha, a comedy open mic for women and non-binary comics. Come and enjoy a tasty falafel sandwich, babaganoush plate, savory soup, or something else, and feast your eyes/ears on some of the funniest local stand-up comics this side of the Connecticut River!
* Holyoke Hummus opens for dinner at 6
* Comedy open mic signup starts at 6:30
* The show starts at 7-ish, hosted by Jennifer Myszkowski
Would you like to perform? Fantastic! Our only rule: no hateful material. You don’t have to be nice, but you cannot share racist, homophobic, transphobic or misogynistic material. Let’s create a safe space to share our art!
In general, all performers will get 5 minutes. You do not have to fill a full 5 if you don’t have it. Just get up and tell the jokes you have.
Hope you can make it!
Join the greater Holyoke business community as we indulge in downtown's finest vegetarian cuisine over a nice warm beverage! They'll be plenty of coffee and connections to be had! Plus, they're celebrating their second birthday! Come have fun before heading off to work with us!
oin us on the first Tuesday of each month for a live broadcast of the Holyoke City Council. The kitchen will be open so you can grab some dinner and watch local government in action!
Bring your questions about municipal government -- our first speaker will be Ward 4 City Councilor Jossie Valentín. Join us at 6 pm on Tuesday, March 5th for a little Q&A about municipal government before we see it in action with a little bingo!
City Council starts at 7 pm and we'll wind down at 9 pm (though it's unlikely City Council will be done).
Cards are $2 each (bring your own daubers) and proceeds will go to a local cause. March's funds will be split between Tapestry in memory of Tim and WayFinders in memory of Marikler.
Yes, you can come buy a card & watch from home, but it absolutely won't be as much fun.
We're excited to kick off our winter music series with Holyoke native Ray Mason!
Ray and his road-worn 1965 Silvertone guitar have been tirelessly touring since 1982. Starting his first band in 1966 and averaging over 100 shows a year, he’s like a teenager with forty-plus years of experience! Between 1983-1990 Ray released five critically acclaimed (cassette only) albums. He followed them with a single on his own Captivating Music label and has appeared on numerous compilations from such labels as Signature Sounds, East Side Digital, Shimmy Disc, Sound Asleep (Sweden), Dren Records and Paisley Pop.
Ray’s tunes follow no trend while keeping an upward slide on the songwriting scale. It’s rock with the roll! One man with his Silvertone!! Kick back and enjoy!!!
Join us at the Holyoke Hummus Cafe for our next art opening featuring the work of Ryan Barch.
Ryan lives in Easthampton and has Visual Art Degree from Holyoke Community College. For this series he uses limited paint colors, and home decor pamphlets to create a sort of glitch series, in a way reassembling the same imagery throughout each piece. Restructuring, and personifying them into unique works, while still visually retaining the same imagery and broad marking.
Come out and draw!
Women of Western Mass are welcome to come hang out, draw, paint, eat, drink and converse in the company of fellow local creatives. All in support of nonprofits that keep local arts alive.
This months LDN will benefit the Holyoke Creative Arts Center. Attendance is free but consider donating to support local arts.
Bring your own art making materials. (We have a few art supplies at the cafe if you don’t have any).
Full menu and drinks will be available.
$5 for adults, kids 12 and under free Weekend pass $8
Meander among 100 bountiful booths featuring regional artists, farmers, community organizations and garlic cuisine; strengthen community and economy by purchasing locally crafted and grown. Celebrate and relax with great bands, spoken word, and performance on three stages- including a solar-powered music stage – and throughout the rolling fields and forest. Be inspired by exhibitor demos and ample activities for kids and families. Get silly with garlic games galore including the famous raw garlic-eating contest. Soothe the soul with healing arts exhibitors. Travel the garlic globe with celebrated chef demos, and fill your belly with farm fresh and savory cuisine as you relax in the food courts. There are over eighty engaging workshops, activities and performances scheduled throughout the weekend!
Get ready to bring your friends, your family, your neighbors to the first ever CHEERS Block Party, where we’ll be celebrating our Kehillah community at the Springfield JCC. Everyone will be welcome, and we promise fun and games for all ages. We’ll be rocking out with a D.J. and dancing. Food trucks including Herrell's Ice Cream, Holyoke Hummus Company, The Laughing Tomato Mobile Wood Fired Pizza, Caravan Kitchen, and NY Style Kosher Hot Dogs!
See more here: http://www.kehillah-sjcc.org/cheers/
Berkshire Ferments invites you to the 4th Annual Berkshire Fermentation Festival on Sunday, Sept. 16th from 10-4pm at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds. The Berkshire Fermentation Festival is day long celebration of the diversity of all things fermented and crafted. Each year there is an array of local cultured food vendors sampling and selling their products along with demos, lectures, a culture swap, science corner, book signings, raffle, live music, and more.
RUBBLEBUCKET'S DREAM PICNIC
LIVE ON RACE STREET
A new music and arts festival coming to Holyoke!
Presented by Signature Sounds Presents and Gateway City Arts
Mtali Banda Oneness Project
Kimaya Diggs Music
AFTERPARTY WITH Brothers Griiin (members of Flaming Lips)
*Limited afterparty tickets available, scoop them fast!
visit gatewaycityarts.com for more information.
Join us for a unique opportunity to enjoy art made by adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Their art creates awareness and serves to advocate for the developmentally disabled community. We couldn’t be more proud of these artists’ abilities. Through our mission at Valley Educational Associates, we strive to uplift and encourage our participant’s creative energies.
We hope you will stop by for some falafel and stay for the art!
To learn more about Valley Educational Associates' activities and programs, visit us at http://valleyeducational.org/what-we-do/