329 Russell Street
Hadley, MA 01035
Phone: (413) 582-7077
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Watch hit movies in a modern movie theatre with stadium seating.
This Shakespeare company offers first rate performances of Shakespearian plays, including the annual outdoor productions of
Amherst College is the oldest college in Massachusetts, having been around since 1821. Amherst has 33 different areas of study and students can enjoy a fairly open curriculum. Students are not required to take core classes and instead are able to take classes of their choosing, creating their own curriculum. A member of the "Five Colleges," Amherst students can benefit from taking courses at the other four colleges, Hampshire College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Located within the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mullins Center is a multi-purpose event space. Aside from hosting cultural events, plays, concerts and conferences, the Mullins Center also hosts matches and practice sessions for the University of Massachusetts' sports teams. The arena includes two buildings, one of which has a basketball court, a permanent ice rink, racquetball courts and other sports facilities. Check the website for more details.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship of the University of Massachusetts system. UMass Amherst features over 80 undergraduate degree programs and over 70 masters programs, as well as offering over 50 doctorate programs. Started in 1863, UMass Amherst has a long tradition of quality academics in a broad array of disciplines. UMass Amherst also offers students an impressive array of education abroad opportunities in countries like China, Brazil, Australia, Mexico, Egypt and many more. They also have a great International and exchange student system.
Hampshire isn't your "ordinary" college. Started in the 1960's, Hampshire is well known for its alternative curriculum. This alternative curriculum includes such features as student designed concentrations, interdisciplinary curriculum, and narrative evaluations (instead of traditional grades). Some strong Hampshire programs include theater, film and visual arts, and produces the most students who go on to earn doctorate degrees in history.
Exciting activities await you at Three County Fairgrounds. Formed with the intention of promoting agriculture, agricultural education and agricultural science in the Commonwealth, the Three County Fairgrounds have something to offer adults, children and even the aged. For starters, you can have some fun with live "thoroughbred racing." There is also an annual fair where you can enjoy the merry-go-rounds. Have some of your favorite food here and mingle with the crowd. You never know, you might just meet some interesting people who can make your day a memorable one!
Along with Iron Horse Music Hall, Calvin Theatre and The Basement, Pearl Street Nightclub is one of the musical venues of the Iron House Entertainment Group. Situated in Downtown Northampton, this is a club that gives you lots of great live music by the likes of Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime and G-Eazy to enjoy. Standing-room only, the venue does not permit the entry of children under the age of six. A full bar is available, and credit cards are not accepted.
The impressive and varied line-up at the Calvin Theatre is definitely worth a look. A part of the Iron Horse Entertainment Group, this theater has both balcony and floor seating. From comedies, musicals and private events to the Russian Ballet, you will find them all here. Check the website for the latest shows and events, and you will probably see something that grabs your interest. Tickets are sold at the time of the show only in the case that it isn't sold out, so try to book them in advance.
The Basement (formerly known as Bishop's Lounge) is an intimate music venue in Northampton that caters to the Valley's indie music followers. There are weekly shows, DJs and special guests throughout the year, but the schedule really gains momentum when school is in session and students from the region's many colleges show up for rock shows.
Iron Horse Music Hall gives all music lovers a reason to smile. With the motto of 'Music Alone Shall Live', this place brings many bands, musicians and singers under one roof. The hall is especially known for gigs in classical chamber music, jazz, country and folk music. Large crowds are enticed by popular acts by artistes like Suzanne Vega, Stanley Jordan, George Winston and many others. The hall is managed by Iron Horse Entertainment Group.
The Parlor Room is a small space at the headquarters of Signature Sounds Recordings, and it has been used to demonstrate the kind of music the label deals with. With a capacity of just about 50 people, this intimate venue hosts concerts by artists associated with the label, and even some by others. You can stop by to catch indie, Americana, rock and folk artists in action, and don't forget to bring your own beer and wine!