The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Llama Lasagne 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert

Eat Up!  Llama Lasagne is On The Menu

Llama Lasagne is an ever evolving circus of Pioneer Valley musicians, artists, and business that strive to encourage collaboration and cross promotion among Pioneer Valley artists via bi-annual theme-based stage performances with a charitable goal.

Back in the VFW Cathedral
Cover: $10 - Save $2 at the door with a food donation
Ages: 16+
Doors: 8:30 PM
Show: 9PM-12AM
Afterparty 12AM-1AM (at the 13th Floor Lounge in Florence)

Local music sensations play cover songs with a food theme:

Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra
Outer Stylie
Jamie Kent and the Options
Rusty Belle
Eric Olsson Band
Drunk Stuntmen
Bella's Bartok
Fat Bradley
Jatoba (VT)
Dave Hayes of Colorway
Brotherhood of Thieves
The Mary Jane Jones
Smack My Bishop
Ed Vadas Trio
The Problemaddicts / Mystika Music
Shiprock & Anchordog
Rhythm Inc
Chocolate Peach
Groove Shoes

Strangers Helping Strangers will be hosting a Canned Food Drive for the Food Bank of Western MA!

Some of the most-needed items for canned food drives include: canned products such as fruit, pasta/ravioli, beans, vegetables, or tuna fish; rice and pasta; healthy snacks such as granola bars; peanut butter and jelly; and cereal. No glass jars, please.

It’s a great idea to try to collect items that can be combined to make a healthy meal, such as:
Peanut butter and jelly
Rice and canned or dry beans
Spaghetti and canned spaghetti sauce
Canned or boxed pasta/rice meals and canned vegetables
Canned or instant soups/stews and rice
Dry oatmeal and canned fruit

Did you know that in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire Counties in Western Massachusetts, approximately 1 in every 8 people suffers from chronic food shortages or needs emergency food assistance? In some areas, rates of hunger and food insecurity are more than 6x higher than the Massachusetts statewide average.

Expect the most ridiculous, and we'll possibly top it!

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This production will be funded in part by the Northampton Arts Council

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