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33 Hawley Street
Northampton, MA 01060
USA

Events


March Medley Writing Workshops
Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

March Medley Writing Workshops

Songwriting 101 with Pamela Means

There is no such thing as writer's block. Dubious? Come to the Pamela Means Songwriting Workshop and learn new tools, tips and tricks of the craft to tease out more brilliance from your brain. You will never suffer from blank pages again. Acclaimed songwriter, Pamela Means, will help inspire you to push the envelope, stretch and take risks as a writer. You will expand your lyrical menu through myriad exercises and broaden musical, melodic and chord choices with a teaspoon taste of music theory for songwriters. You will be pleasantly surprised with what comes up! Bring your instrument, notebook and a favorite writing utensil.

$5 to attend; to register e-mail admin@strawdogwriters.org

Presented by Straw Dogs Writers Guild and the Northampton Center for The Arts. For more detailed information, visit https://www.nohoarts.org/writers-workshops/

 

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March Medley Writing Workshops
Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

March Medley Writing Workshops

How to Begin Writing 10-Minute Plays with Meryl Cohn

One of the most common questions about writing plays is how to get started. The germ of an idea for a play may present itself in theme, in situation, or in character. We will discuss various ways to enter the life of a play and do writing exercises to get started on a 10- minute play.

$5 to attend; to register e-mail admin@strawdogwriters.org

Presented by Straw Dogs Writers Guild and the Northampton Center for The Arts. For more detailed information, visit https://www.nohoarts.org/writers-workshops/

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March Medley Writing Workshops
Mar
11
1:00 PM13:00

March Medley Writing Workshops

Collage and Writing with Becky Jones

The workshop will provide images, paper, scissors, glue sticks and tape, though you are free to bring images of your own, if you would like. You provide your openness to the process of discovery, along with pen and paper. People will have the optional opportunity to share both their writings and collages.

$5 to attend; to register e-mail admin@strawdogwriters.org

Presented by Straw Dogs Writers Guild and the Northampton Center for The Arts. For more detailed information, visit https://www.nohoarts.org/writers-workshops/

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Big Dance Theater's CAGE SHUFFLE starring Paul Lazar — MOVED TO APE • 126 Main St.
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Big Dance Theater's CAGE SHUFFLE starring Paul Lazar — MOVED TO APE • 126 Main St.

After playing to a full house at A.P.E. Space in Northampton last summer Paul Lazar is bringing back with his “joyous” and “transfixing” dance/theatre solo, Cage Shuffle. In Cage Shuffle Paul Lazar speaks a series of one-minute stories by John Cage from his 1963 score Indeterminacy while simultaneously performing choreography by Annie-B Parson. 

$10.00 admission

Seating is limited: Reservations recommended, call 413 586-5553

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March Medley Writing Workshops
Mar
4
1:00 PM13:00

March Medley Writing Workshops

Finding the Voice of Your Story with Dori Ostermiller

There’s lots of talk these days about voice in narrative, but what is it, exactly? If the voice of our story is the doorway through which readers enter, how do we let them in? How can we consciously create a voice that is compelling, readable and true? In this one-day workshop, we will explore what factors go into creating voice, in fiction and memoir, study some examples of amazing voices in literature, do some writing, and learn techniques for crafting a memorable narrative voice—one that not only engages the reader but also invites surprise and discovery. There is nothing more exciting, for both reader and writer, than following a live, candid and curious mind on the page.

$5 to attend; to register e-mail admin@strawdogwriters.org

Presented by Straw Dogs Writers Guild and the Northampton Center for The Arts. For more detailed information, visit https://www.nohoarts.org/writers-workshops/

 

 

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February Poetry Workshops with Chris Gonzalez
Feb
25
1:00 PM13:00

February Poetry Workshops with Chris Gonzalez

$5 per workshop. Space is limited.
To register, please email instructor directly: 
Chris Gonzalez, chrisrgonzalez92@gmail.com

Writers at all levels of experience and comfort with poetry are welcome.

This workshop will cover key poetic terms and devices by studying poems by a handful of modern and contemporary poets. Then we will get a chance to try our own hand at writing new poem drafts from a select number of prompts. Throughout the workshop you will have the opportunity to develop your poem drafts and get feedback on your work, moving towards a more polished poem.
 

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On the Horizon
Feb
24
8:00 PM20:00

On the Horizon

Two evenings of work by 6 local creative presented through the support of A.P.E.  

Performances include works by Kathy Couch, Mary Beth Booker, Madison Palffy, Molly McBride, Elena Marione, and Lauren Horn will be presented in the upstairs studio at 8 p.m.  Curated by Peter Schmitz

Suggested Donation $5-10 at the door, Limited seating

For information contact lisathompson@apearts.org413.586.5553

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On the Horizon
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

On the Horizon

Two evenings of work by 6 local creative presented through the support of A.P.E.   

Performances include works by Kathy Couch, Mary Beth Booker, Madison Palffy, Molly McBride, Elena Marione, and Lauren Horn will be presented in the upstairs studio at 8 p.m.  Curated by Peter Schmitz

Suggested Donation $5-10 at the door, Limited seating

For information contact lisathompson@apearts.org413.586.5553

 

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February Poetry Workshops with Chris Gonzalez
Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

February Poetry Workshops with Chris Gonzalez

$5 per workshop. Space is limited.
To register, please email instructor directly: 
Chris Gonzalez, chrisrgonzalez92@gmail.com

Writers at all levels of experience and comfort with poetry are welcome.

This workshop will cover key poetic terms and devices by studying poems by a handful of modern and contemporary poets. Then we will get a chance to try our own hand at writing new poem drafts from a select number of prompts. Throughout the workshop you will have the opportunity to develop your poem drafts and get feedback on your work, moving towards a more polished poem.
 

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February Poetry Workshops with Chris Gonzalez
Feb
11
1:00 PM13:00

February Poetry Workshops with Chris Gonzalez

$5 per workshop. Space is limited.
To register, please email instructor directly: 
Chris Gonzalez, chrisrgonzalez92@gmail.com

Writers at all levels of experience and comfort with poetry are welcome.

This workshop will cover key poetic terms and devices by studying poems by a handful of modern and contemporary poets. Then we will get a chance to try our own hand at writing new poem drafts from a select number of prompts. Throughout the workshop you will have the opportunity to develop your poem drafts and get feedback on your work, moving towards a more polished poem.
 

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February Poetry Workshops with Chris Gonzalez
Feb
4
1:00 PM13:00

February Poetry Workshops with Chris Gonzalez

$5 per workshop. Space is limited.
To register, please email instructor directly: 
Chris Gonzalez, chrisrgonzalez92@gmail.com

Writers at all levels of experience and comfort with poetry are welcome.

This workshop will cover key poetic terms and devices by studying poems by a handful of modern and contemporary poets. Then we will get a chance to try our own hand at writing new poem drafts from a select number of prompts. Throughout the workshop you will have the opportunity to develop your poem drafts and get feedback on your work, moving towards a more polished poem.
 

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Dec
3
3:30 PM15:30

Roots & Wings — a conversation with two masters

Scottish violist/actress Mairi Campbell and guitarist/storyteller John Sheldon, join Serious Play Theater Ensemble's Artistic Director, Sheryl Stoodley and Managing Director, Robin Doty for a discussion exploring the intersection of the musician and ensemble theatre-making. 


Seating limited to 40. Donations welcome toward: PERSPECTIVES THROUGH PERFORMANCE/ Serious Play's New Performance Exchange with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland


Phone 413-588-7439 to reserve a seat

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Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

Xfinity Theater's Painted Dreams

Featuring Patrick Gaughan, Stella Corso, & guests
Painted Dreams is the title of the first radio soap opera, which began its run in 1930. The latest Xfinity Theater project mixes video & live performance to explore the ongoing parallel world of feminist serials.


33 Hawley Street, 3rd floor studio. Seated limited to 40. Tickets $10 at the door.

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Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Xfinity Theater's Painted Dreams

Featuring Patrick Gaughan, Stella Corso, & guests
Painted Dreams is the title of the first radio soap opera, which began its run in 1930. The latest Xfinity Theater project mixes video & live performance to explore the ongoing parallel world of feminist serials.
33 Hawley Street, 3rd floor studio. Seated limited to 40. Tickets $10 at the door.

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Story Performance/Story Sharing
Nov
18
7:30 PM19:30

Story Performance/Story Sharing

Community Inspired Social Action: An evening of story performance and sharing. ReBelle and Eveline MacDougall begin the night with their individual instrumental story performances on the theme. There will be a break and then an optional opportunity for participants to meet in small groups to share their own stories of Community Inspired Social Action. Everyone welcome.

$10 per adult at the door.

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Happier Valley Comedy Show
Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

Happier Valley Comedy Show

All-new monthly improv comedy show! This month features the return of Happier Valley's most popular show, Scripted/Unscripted. Then it's time for More Improv, More Better Improv Jam & Showcase. Open improv jam for everyone and anyone to play and watch improv games, plus a showcase set featuring Josie's Magical Flute.

More information at www.happiervalley.com

Tickets $13 at the door.

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Arts Night Out @ 33 Hawley
Nov
10
5:00 PM17:00

Arts Night Out @ 33 Hawley

Please join as we celebrate Northampton's vibrant community arts space. See what's new and what's to come. Arts Trust board members will be on hand to give tours of the building and describe the next steps in the development of new spaces for events, performance, classes and rehearsal.  Mix, mingle and enjoy refreshments while Brian Foote, Arts Council Director Extraordinaire, metamorphisizes into DJ Big Foote and spins some vintage vinyl in the downstairs studio.

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Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio
Nov
4
7:30 PM19:30

Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio

The Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio features two highly versatile and dynamic musicians, Jose Moreno (percussion/vocals) one of the most sought after flamenco artists in the U.S. percussion, and stunning bassist Brad Barrett (Jason Moran, Ran Blake). For more information, visit NCFA's event page here.

Tickets are $15. Advance tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.

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Halloween at Hawley
Oct
31
4:00 PM16:00

Halloween at Hawley

NCFA partners with the Downtown Northampton Association to make the City's traditional Trick or Treat even bigger this year! Join us before, during, or after your stroll downtown. 33 Hawley Street is just around the corner from Main (at Spoleto) where we'll be offering family fun for all. A dance party with DJ Quintessential. A free photo booth so you can capture costumes on camera. Sweets and giveaways courtesy of the Tommy Car Auto Group. Complimentary cider and mini-pumpkins from State Street Fruit Store. And the Bistro Bus will be on hand to serve up food truck classics for anyone who wants to grab a meal.

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Underscore +/- Arriving into the Arts Trust on Hawley Street
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Underscore +/- Arriving into the Arts Trust on Hawley Street

Nancy Stark Smith will be joined by a stellar group of Northampton-and-Massachusetts-based dancers for a 3-hour run of this structured improvisation, entitled Underscore +/- Arriving into the Arts Trust on Hawley Street.  


The Underscore +/- group has been meeting weekly in the Northampton area for over 7 years.
Seating in the 33 Hawley Street Third Floor Studio is extremely limited.


First come/at the door! Donations welcome.

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Outside the Box - Soul Power, free film
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Outside the Box - Soul Power, free film

"Soul Power” is a 2008 documentary about the Zaire ‘74 music festival in Kinshasa that accompanied the Rumble in the Jungle heavyweight boxing championship bout between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in October 1974. Performers include James Brown, The Spinners, Bill Withers, Miriam Makeba, B.B. King, Fania All-Stars featuring Celia Cruz, and others. And, of course, there is the late, great Muhammad Ali.

We will be out back, so be sure to bring a blanket or low-slung lawn chair.  The lower level of 33 Hawley will be open so folks can get a look at what we've been working on, and what the future plans are for Hawley Street.

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Outside the Box - Local Poets
Aug
17
6:30 PM18:30

Outside the Box - Local Poets

Join us at 33 Hawley for ban evening featuring local Valley poets Chris Gonzalez, Barry Maupin and Ashley Amon. Chris is a 23 year-old actor, theater maker, musician, poet, and educator raised in Northampton; Barry is a spoken word poet and the author of two poetry collections; and Ashley is a young Mt. Holyoke poet who has been featured in the Massachusetts Poetry Festival.

We will be out back, so be sure to bring a blanket or low-slung lawn chair.  The lower level of 33 Hawley will be open so folks can get a look at what we've been working on, and what the future plans are for Hawley Street.

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RIFF Talks — The Politics of Space
Mar
29
4:00 PM16:00

RIFF Talks — The Politics of Space

The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (SCDT) and the Northampton Community Arts Trust present RIFF TALKS -­‐ $15 general/$10 student, seniors.

Join world-­‐renowned performance artists and university dance professors-­‐ Stephanie Maher (Berlin), Andrea Olsen (Middlebury College), Kathy Couch (Amherst College) and Chris Aiken (Smith College) for a lively discussion focused on THE POLITICS OF SPACE in relationship to dance performance. A dance performance will precede the talk where many local and international artists will be sharing new installation-­‐based work.  

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