Fall 2017 Calendar

The Bing Arts Center presents an array of arts-related and creative community events including Musical, Spoken Word, and small Theatrical Performances. Art-house and other Indie films are screened monthly along with small festivals and special film events. Exhibitions of work by local and regional artists are also regularly scheduled.


Saturday, September 9, 5 – 8 p.m.

Outdoor Gallery Grand Opening Party

Help us celebrate the completion and installation of our new mural, Like a Splinter in Your Mind, in the Bing’s Outdoor Gallery. Local artists Andrae and Priya Green led a team of artists and students in the 8’ by 40’ mural’s creation. The mural painting class was part of the Richard & Ethel Hanley Arts Education Program at the Bing. BBQ, popcorn, hot cookies, and kid-friendly activities, with music by Pancake Nebula and DJ Rec. Free admission, donations gratefully accepted.

Friday, September 15, 8 p.m.

Independent Filmmakers’ Screening:
Man Who Lost it All

A gritty story of drugs, revenge and murder on the mean streets of Springfield. Shot and produced in Springfield by Broke People Films. Rated R. $10 per person. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments available.

Saturday, September 16, 8 p.m.

Jazz Club:
Jeremy Turgeon Quintet

The outstanding Springfield trumpeter and his talented ensemble are back with their exciting brand of urban jazz! Tickets are $15, or $10 for students, in advance or at the door. Media sponsorship by NEPR.

Friday, September 22, 7 p.m.

Staying con la Gana

An intimate evening of performance and conversation with Janis Astor del Valle. Astor del Valle is an award-winning writer, performer and filmmaker whose work promotes discourse and fosters understanding of LGBTQ issues and cultural diversity. In Staying con la Gana, she combines spoken word and monologues to introduce a cast of characters who are all longing for something – or someone: parents missing their children, women pining for lovers and others, activists fighting for justice. Staying con la Gana marks the third collaboration between Astor del Valle and director, Carolyn Kirsch. Audience talkback and reception immediately following. $15 at the door, $10 advance & students.

Wednesday, September 27, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Ignite the Mic!

Youth Open Mic hosted by theater in residence, Teatro V!da! in collaboration with Springfield College’s Department of Multicultural Affairs. $5.

Friday, September 29, 8 p.m.

Independent Filmmakers’ Screening:
Drive. Play. Sleep.

The story of all the bands you’ve never heard of. Documentary film about musicians’ life on the road by art/music duo Pocket Vinyl. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., refreshments available. $5 at the door.

Saturday, September 30, 5 – 9 p.m.

Artist’s Reception:
Shooting Stars, Photographs by Keith Sikes

Keith Sikes, a nationally published photographer who specializes in street photography and paparazzi work will share photos of people from all walks of life. Over 100 images of celebrities as well as poignant images of everyday people on the street. Music by Li’l BeeDee & the Doo-Rites, libations by White Lion Brewing. Exhibit on display through January 27. Free admission, donations gratefully accepted.

In the Gallery:
Art in the Mix

Multi-media artwork by John Archambault.
Sponsored by Spin That! Records.

on display through September 16.