Spring 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, April 1, 8 p.m.

An Evening of Hot Jazz and Poetic Truth

Featuring Tantra Zawadi from NYC and Spring eld’s own D Moss backed by the Jo Sallins 2 Man Trio. $15, $10 students.

Friday, April 7, 8 p.m.

First Friday: Ray Mason

The Man and his Silvertone is back at the Bing! $5.

Saturday, April 15, 8 p.m.

Jazz Club: Joe Belmont Experience

Valley guitar luminary brings his electric trio to the Bing, playing Metheny thru Hendrix. $15, $10 students.

Saturday, April 22, 8 p.m.

House Concert: Don Bikoff

American Primitive Guitar exemplar visits the Bing again by popular demand. $15, $10 students.

Wednesday, April 26, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Ignite the Mic!

Ignite the Mic! Youth Open Mic Hosted by Teatro V!da in collaboration with Springield College’s Department of Multicultural Affairs. $5. The mic is open for ages 12 to 25. All ages are welcome to attend.

Doors open at 6:30. Refreshments available.

Wednesday, April 26, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Zumba Fitness with Jade

Certified instructor Jade Rivera-McFarlin teaches dance fitness classes. $8.

Thursday, April 27, 5 to 8 p.m.

Bing Booster Bash!

After work party with beverages sponsored by White Lion Brewery, food, and live music by Eric Bascom and Friends! This event provides an opportunity for the community to stop in and find out what’s going on at the Bing!

Paul Bloomfield’s exhibition of photographs and works on paper is on display in the galleries, we’ll enjoy appetizers and desserts courtesy of Benson’s Bagels, White Lion Brewery will provide libations, and the Eric Bascom Quintet will play a mix of modern jazz, standards and originals. The ensemble consists of Springfield’s own Billy Arnold on drums, Ed Brainerd on flugelhorn and trumpet, Ted Levine on saxophones, Jason Schwartz on bass violin, and, of course, Eric Bascom on guitar!

Board members and volunteers will be on hand to welcome guests and answer questions about the Bing’s programs and events.

Admission is free. Donations gratefully accepted.

Saturday, April 29, 8 p.m.

All Ages Rock Show

Ex-Temper, Jenifer Gelineau, Moon Power, and Brickabrack
Ex-Temper performs angular, dynamic alt-rock with heavy grooves, intricate melodies and fuzzy, head-banging riffs. Calls, Lynn, Kate, and Dana started the band in 2014.

Improvisational and experimental violinist Jenifer Gelineau resides and teaches violin in Holyoke.

Moon Power from Northampton, MA consists of Thom Lopes, Jason Lavoie, and Kyle Barch.

Brickabrack, Basement Rock from Springfield/Northampton. Evelyn Mandel, Ashlyn Pentowski, Paul Preston, and Tanya Pearson bring the volume!

Doors open at 7:30.
Admission is $5. Refreshments available.

Sponsored by Spin That! Records.


Friday, May 5, 8 p.m.

First Friday: Moonshine Holler

Paula Bradley and Bill Dillof perform old-time music of the southern mountains. $5.

Saturday, May 6, 8 p.m.

One Minute Student Film Festival

Screening of short films produced with smartphones. Open to College, High School, and Middle School Students. Middle school, high school, and college students from the region are invited to participate.

The films must be 60 seconds in duration, produced on a smartphone, and submitted in a QT movie (.mov) or an MP4 format. Positive, all-ages appropriate subject matter is encouraged. The Bing’s festival committee reserves the right to accept or reject films for screening.

The Bing’s festival committee will award cash prizes of $100 for best of show, and $50 to best film in each student age group — middle school, high school, and college.

Films must be submitted with registration by Monday, May 1. There is no charge for entry in the festival. Admission to the public screening is $5.

The Festival is funded in part by the Springfield Cultural Council.

Friday, May 12, 8 p.m.

’61 Ramblers

Jim Joe Greedy drives the swinging country retro quartet back to the Bing! $5.

Saturday, May 20, 1 to 3 p.m.

Matisse Collage Workshop

for Youth and Adults
Create your own collage inspired by the Henri Matisse Jazz Cut-Outs with Priya Nadkarni Green. $10, $5 students. Preregistration required.

Saturday, May 20, 8 p.m.

Jazz Club: Matisse Jazz Project

with Christopher Bakriges and Gwen Laster
Composer/pianist and jazz violinist perform his compositions based on the cut-outs of Henri Matisse. $15, $10 students.

Sponsored by Rotary Records.

Wednesday, May 31, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Zumba Fitness with Jade

Certified instructor Jade Rivera-McFarlin teaches dance fitness classes. $8.


Friday, June 2, 8 p.m.

First Friday: Soft Spoken Prophet

aka AJ Baymon
An uplifting evening with SSP and his band! $5.

Saturday, June 10, 8 p.m.

House Concert: Duo Orfeo

Joe Ricker and Jamie Balmer play classical and early music on vintage electric guitars. $15, $10 students.

Thursday, June 15, 6 to 8 p.m.

Artists’ Reception for Human Resources Unlimited

Featuring ETS and Pyramid artists in collaboration with Artsong, Amy Porchelli’s arts education program. On display June 15 thru June 17.

Saturday, June 17, 2 to 5 p.m.

Poetry Workshop: Getting Your Words Heard

With Tommy Twilight and Friends. $5. Preregistration required.

Saturday, June 17, 7 p.m.

Poetry Open Mic: Celebrate the Spoken Word!

Tommy Twilight will host. $5.

Thursday, June 22, 6 to 8 p.m.

Artists’ Reception for Gandara Center Youth Art

In collaboration with Artsong, Amy Porchelli’s arts education program. On display June 22 thru June 24.

Saturday, June 24, 8 p.m.

All Ages Rock Show

Starbird Bow and Brickabrack. $5.

Sponsored by Spin That! Records.

Wednesday, June 28, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Zumba Fitness with Jade

Certified instructor Jade Rivera-McFarlin teaches dance fitness classes. $8.