Seeing Red, Feeling Blue’ at The A.P.E. Gallery|
in Northampton, MA thru Dec. 13
DEC. 2 – GET THE BACKSTORY ON PIXAR’S MOVIES WITH ANIMATION ARTIST TIM EVATT
Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., the Norman Rockwell Museum presents a Zoom talk with Pixar animation artist Tim Evatt, who has worked on “Toy Story 3,” “Cars 2,” “Finding Dory” and other films. Learn how classic illustrators like Rockwell have influenced Pixar’s work, and what’s on the horizon for the studio. Free on Museum YouTube; $10 with Q & A access.
DEC. 3 – WHAT LED TO JFK’S ASSASSINATION? ONLINE TALK EXPLORES THE ‘WHY’
Dec. 3 at 12:15 p.m., the Springfield Museum’s Museum a la Carte lunchtime lecture series presents a Zoom lecture on John F. Kennedy and his polarized presidency. By James M. Bates from Springfield College. $4 non-members, $2 membershttps:pioneervalley.aaa.com/travel/were-here-to-help/travel-events.html //
DEC. 4 – ENJOY ‘BACH TO THE BEATLES’ CONCERT BY GUITARIST SCOTT SANCHEZ
offer this special concert by classical guitarist Scott Sanchez, recorded just for the closing Applause Series performance of 2020. Available on email@example.com; to watch on a smart device or from another town, email .
Info/free will donations: www.agwamcc.org
DEC. 6 – GET TO KNOW AUTHOR YIYIUN LI AND HER BOOK ‘MUST I GO’ IN A VIRTUAL TALK
Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. Edith Warton’s Lenox home, The Mount - presents a free author talk with Yiyun Li via Zo om. Her book, “Must I Go” is available for purchase at Bookshop.org and supports local bookshops.
Register for Zoom access: https://www.edithwharton.org/event/true-conversations-with-yiyun-li/
DEC. 10 – ‘FOR A FALLEN VETERAN’ WORLD PREMIERE AT MOUNT HOLYOKE JAZZ CONCERT
Dec. 10 at 7 p.m., the Jazz Ensemble of Mount Holyoke College presents a virtual concert “Hot Jazz on a Cold Night” featuring Director Mark Gionfriddo’s composition “For a Fallen Veteran” in honor of the 76 lives lost at the Holyoke Soldier’s Home.
Free access on Zoom: https://mtholyoke.zoom.us/j/96724667668
DEC. 13 – LAST DAY TO VIEW ‘SEEING RED, FEELING BLUE’ AT THE A.P.E. GALLERY
Dec. 13 from noon to 5 p.m. will be your last opportunity to see “Seeing Red, Feeling Blue” –
a co-exhibition of painting and sculptures done during the early days of the pandemic by artists Nanette Vonnegut and Jennifer McCandless. The A.P.E. Gallery is located at 126 Main St. in Northampton, MA. Masks & hand sanitizer. a must.
6 things... you need to know
1. CATCH THIS CHARMING HOLIDAY MUSICAL ONLINE
“Eleanor’s Very Merry Christmas Wish - the Musical” is based on the delightful children’s book by Chicago author Denise McGowan Tracy. It will be available for streaming through Dec. 27 on InPlayer. Share in the wonder as rag doll Eleanor writes a letter to Santa asking him to find her a family, and a home of her own. Performance is 65 minutes, including new holiday music. To purchase tickets to the streaming performance, or the book, visit https://www.eleanorswish.com .
2. ADD A NEW GAME TO THEIR COLLECTION!
Pressman has released two new games for the holidays – Speedy Scribbles ($15, ages 8 and up), a game of fast thinking, quick drawing and good memory – or Double Dittos, ($20, ages 10 and up) where you try to match your answer with another player in 15 seconds! Both games are family-friendly, and available at Walmart.
3. SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC LOVER
Commissioned by Pulitzer Prize winning composers Robert and James Freedman, this CD of original chamber music, and the accompanying book, are a unique gift for the classical music lover. Work features three breathtaking original scores that are a tribute to their parents. To order visit www.innova.mu/albums/ames-and-robert-freeman/three-tributes
4. RECIPES SO GOOD YOU WONT THINK ‘KOSHER’
CPA and lawyer by day, foodie by night, the cookbook “Deep Flavors” is Texan Ken Horwitz’s tribute to his southern Jewish upbringing. Recipe collection includes vegan, traditional kosher and non-traditional kosher, as well as regional favorites. Perfect for the foodie on your gift list! Available on Amazon or www.deepflavorscookbook.com .
5. GIVE YOUR DOG PLAYTIME ANYTIME WITH IFETCH
This clever, gravity-fed system launches a small tennis ball across the room or yard anytime your pooch drops one in the hopper. Sizes for big and small dogs are available; includes three balls; training tips on the website. Priced from $115. Visit https://goifetch.com.
6. A SPOT OF TEA FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Boston- based tea specialty store, Tea Forte, offers an array of gift ideas – from stocking stuffers to full sets – for the tea lover on your list. View the assortment of gift ideas and order online at their website, www.teaforte.com .