The Northampton Arts Council is a city board and a non-profit organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Four Sundays in February 2018 Event Series

Four Sundays in February 2018 Event Series





Silver Chord Bowl 2018 A capella Invitational

When?
Sunday, February 4 – 2:00 PM Showtime, Doors Open at 1:30PM

Where?
John M. Greene Hall, Smith College, 60 Elm Street Northampton, MA 01060

What?
The first Sunday in February will be devoted to the 34th Silver Chord Bowl, the oldest and most respected collegiate A cappella showcase in the region, hosted in John M. Greene Hall on the Smith College campus. This years’ event will begin with a performance by Northampton High School’s very own Northamptones, followed by performances by 6 groups from colleges and universities around the Northeast. This year we will see the MIT Ohms, Pitch Please! of Northeastern University, Tufts sQ!, Vocal Suspects of UMass, the UMass Doo Wop Shop and the Smith College Smithereens. The Silver Chord Bowl 2017 will be hosted by Smith College President Kathleen McCartney and Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz. Performances subject to change.

How Much?
ADVANCE
Premium Admission (Reserved seating in the front section of the Orchestra) - All Ages - $35 (Available through BrownPaperTickets Only)

General Admission (First come, first serve) - All Ages - $15

DAY OF AT DOOR
Premium Admission (Reserved seating in the front section of the Orchestra) - All Ages - $40

General Admission (First come, first serve) - All Ages - $20

Ticket Outlets?
Premium Admission and General Admission
Brown Paper Tickets or call 1-800-838-3006

General Admission Tickets Only
State Street Fruit Store in Northampton,
Cooper’s Corner in Florence ,
A.J. Hastings in Amherst, DAY OF AT DOOR.

Event Sponsored by?
Silver Chord Bowl 2018 Headlines Sponsors:
Whalen Insurance, Smith College

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KidsBestFest 2018, a Film Festival for kids and their adults

When?
Winter School Break: Monday February 19 - Friday February 23
Each day the presentation starts at 1:30 PM Showtime, Doors Open at 1:00PM

What?
A free film festival for kids and their adults during winter school break, part of the Four Sundays in February winter arts series presented by the Northampton Arts Council and the Academy of Music Theatre.

Film Schedule?

Still from "Weirdhealing"
Monday February 19 - Opertura Animated Shorts and Q&A with the artists (All Ages, Animated) Opertura, otherwise known as Aya Yamasaki and Jason Brown, will share their imaginative short films at the kick-off of KidsBestFest. A discussion with the artists will follow the screening. The artists, who won a Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Film & Video in 2017, create hand-drawn, animated films driven by a unique vision and their particular style of collaboration. The complex worlds created in their animations are teeming with imagination, humor, and vitality. Aya and Jason live and work in Greenfield, MA. More info: http://opertura.org
Tuesday February 20 - March of the Penguins (2005, Rated G, 85 min, Documentary)
Morgan Freeman narrates this award-winning documentary about the mating rituals of penguins living in Antarctica. At the end of each Antarctic summer, the emperor penguins of the South Pole journey to their traditional breeding grounds in a fascinating mating ritual that is captured in this documentary by intrepid filmmaker Luc Jacquet. The journey across frozen tundra proves to be the simplest part of the ritual, as after the egg is hatched, the female must delicately transfer it to the male and make her way back to the distant sea to nourish herself and bring back food to her newborn chick.

Wednesday February 21 - The LEGO Batman Movie (2017, Rated PG, 104min, Animated)
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble, LEGO Batman stars in his own big screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Cast: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Zack Galifianakis
Thursday February 22 - The Dark Crystal (1982, Rated PG, 120min, Fantasy)
In Jim Henson’s classic fantasy film, good and evil battle when an orphan begins a quest to find a missing shard of a crystal that holds the world in equilibrium. Cast: Stephen Garlick, Billie Whitelaw, Lisa Maxwell
Friday February 23 - The Breadwinner (2017, PG-13, 94min, Animated)
Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom–and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times. A film by Nora Twomey, from executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel.
How Much?
FREE, donations encouraged.

Event Sponsored by?
KidsBestFest 2018 Headlines Sponsors: A2Z Science and Learning StoreNorthampton Community TelevisionSmith College, Academy of Music Theatre

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Sunday Afternoon Live!

When?
Sunday, February 25 – 2:00 PM Showtime, Doors Open at 1:30PM

Where?
Academy of Music Theatre,
274 Main Street Northampton, MA 01060

What?
Each February for the past 26 years the Valley’s best local talent have gathered together at our communities’ most beloved theater for their favorite variety showcase- The Really Big Show. Over the course of its lifetime, the Really Big Show has taken on the form of famous night-time TV programs such as the Ed Sullivan Show and the Gong Show. This year it’s time to switch things up again and the Northampton Arts Council is pleased to say “Live from Northampton, it’s Sunday Afternoon!”

How Much?
Advance - $11 Adults/$9 Senior 65+ & Students/$6 Kids 12 & Under
Day of at door - $13 Adults/$11 Senior 65+ & Students/$8 Kids 12 & Under

Ticket Outlet?
Academy of Music Theatre,
274 Main Street Northampton, MA 01060

Events Sponsored by?
Four Sundays 2018 Series Sponsors: Lathrop CommunitiesNational Grid

Four Sundays 2018 Media Sponsors: NEPR93.9 the River/WHMP/Hits 94.3Northampton Community Television, Daily Hampshire Gazette

Four Sundays 2018 Organizational Sponsors: Northampton Arts CouncilCity of Northampton, Massachusetts Cultural Council, #massfestivals

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