Water Under the Bridge Music Festival this weekend!
As Sheryl Hunter says in today’s Recorder, “The town of Turners Falls will become a Mecca for music lovers this weekend when the second annual Water Under the Bridge Music Festival takes over the downtown area.”
RiverCulture, The Brick House's Powertown Music, and Turn it Up! have teamed up for the 2nd year to present WUB2! Dozens of bands in the park and in venues throughout Turners Falls. Come hear the best in up and coming Valley music, hang out and enjoy the village. The Great Falls Discovery Center is also leading a bike tour of the bridges along the canal and River on Saturday afternoon!
Bands: Lux Deluxe, Sun Parade, Bella’s Bartok, Una Jensen Band, Daniel Hales and the frost heaves, The Grave, Mountain Interval, Nobody’s Fat, MarKamusic, Larry Klein Trio, Curly Fingers Dupree, Heather Maloney, Green River String Band, Josh Wachtel of Radio Free Earth, Lovely Red Vega, And the Kids and the Pirates, Battle of the bands, Span of Sunshine, The Warblers, Ronald & Adrian Meck, Pitchfork...and many more!
Venues: The Rendezvous, Burrito Rojo, Brick House, Between the Uprights, Great Falls Discovery Center, Ristorante DiPaolo, Turn it Up! stage at Peskeomskut Park, 2nd Street Baking Company and more!
June 10 +11, throughout downtown Turners Falls. Find times, locations and full band descriptions here
Starting this weekend: Macbeth with an Enron Twist
The New Renaissance Players at the Shea Theater present Shakespeare's tragedy set in today's corporate America: an all-too-familiar story of direness, greed, and cutthroat ambition.
June 10, 11, 17, 18, at 7pm
June 19, at 2 pm
General admission $10
Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Reservations: 413-863-2281
Starting this Weekend: "Transitions", Year-end images by Hallmark's June Class of 2011
Hallmark Institute of Photography is proud to announce "Transitions," a new exhibit showcasing images produced by members of the June 2011 graduating class of Hallmark Institute of Photography. The exhibit features a stunning range of dynamic and creative work produced by the students over the course of their intensive 10 months of photographic training.
This exhibition marks the end of a thrilling journey for these Hallmark students, who came to Turners Falls from 35 different U. S. states as well as 7 countries, including Brazil, India, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Singapore and Sri Lanka. It also marks a beginning - having taken those first steps a mere 10 months ago, these students are now poised to begin their voyage into the professional world of photography and imaging arts.
June 10 – July 17, Fridays through Sundays 1 – 5 pm, Gallery at Hallmark, 85 Avenue A, Turners Falls, 413-863-8500, The Gallery will be closed July 2 - 4
Next Saturday: 1st Annual Mutton and Mead Festival!
The festival, traditionally known as a Renaissance Faire, is the first of its kind for Montague and will bring together fun, food, and entertainment with a medieval flair. This will be a day for everyone, kids, teens, and adults alike. Dressing up in period costumes is not required, but it will heighten the experience for everyone.
The theme for the inaugural year is Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest, "Thieves of Honor." Many characters from the legend, including Robin and his band of Merry Men, will be making appearances in the woods around the faire along with a varied assortment of entertainers, craftspeople, and other vendors from across New England. There will also be jousting, eagles and falcons, knife throwing, archery demonstrations and contests.
Saturday, June 18, 10 am - 6 pm, Millers Falls Rod & Gun Club, 210 Turners Falls Road, Turners Falls, MA, $15 at the door. Mutton and Mead website.
RiverCulture's Under Construction Hard Hat Auction and Fashion Show!
We’ve completed a successful showing of our 28 artist enhanced hard hats in the windows of Wilson’s Department Store in Greenfield and now they are residing in the Crocker Building windows on Avenue A in Turners Falls until the event on June 25th. Stop by and check out these ingenious creations designed by local artists! If you can’t make it to see the hats in the windows, they can be viewed on our facebook photo gallery.
The black tie/blue collar event to benefit Turners Falls RiverCulture, emceed by our Police Chief, Ray Zukowski, will feature music by Michael Nix; a fashion show of all the hats choreographed by Wilson’s fabulous window designer, Tami Beauregard; a live auction of the hats with auctioneer and owner of Holy Smokes BBQ Delicatessen, Lou Ekus; a silent auction of hats and other handmade items and services; and a post auction dance mix curated by Rob Fletcher and Laura Herbert, not to mention satisfying hors d’oeuvres and a bar with beer and wine.
Tickets are available online here; at World Eye Bookshop, 156 Main Street, Greenfield or at the door the day of the event.
Saturday, June 25, 7 pm, $25, Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Info at 413-230-9910 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Turners Falls RiverCulture
RiverCulture is the recipient of the 2011 Commonwealth Award, honoring exceptional achievement in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences. For more information, visit www.turnersfallsriverculture.org.
We are community supported and sustained through contributions from individuals, businesses, and organizations. We'd like to thank our major supporters who have taken a significant investment in the vibrancy and livability of our community:
?Massachusetts Cultural Council
Town of Montague
Western Massachusetts Electric Company
Hard Hat design to the right is by Gayle Kabaker