Fall 2019 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.

September

Saturday, September 7, 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Opening Reception: A Thousand Tiny Cuts, paintings by Paul Bloomfield

Artist and educator Paul Bloomfield will exhibit his latest body of works on paper. An amusing (depending on one’s perspective) look at our national “drama” through images of the “players.” On display through October 25.

Saturday, September 7, 8:00 P.M.

Jazz Club: Ryan Hollander Quartet

Fresh from opening at the Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival, Amherst-based singer Ryan Hollander will be joined by Jordan Johnson, piano; Steve Kerr, bass; and Ian Haas, drums.

$15, $10 students.

Media Sponsor NEPR

$15, $10 students.

Thursday, September 19, 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Pop Up Studio/Sketch Night 

Bring projects to share and compare, exchange tips and pointers with friends.

$5

Saturday, September 21, 8:00 P.M.

Independent Film Screening: Life on the V: The Story of V66

In 1985, a free music video UHF-TV channel appeared in the Boston market, only to disappear from the airwaves after 18 months. This documentary is the story of that channel, V66. Join director Eric Green and composer Henning Ohlenbusch for a Q & A after the screening. Ohlenbusch will also perform an acoustic version of the original theme song.

$10

Wednesday, September 25, 7:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Ignite the Mic! Youth Open Mic with Teatro V!da

This popular open mic series for ages 12 to 25 is hosted by Bing theater-in-residence Teatro V!da. Poets, musicians, actors, dancers, singers, comics, storytellers and visual artists – all people, arts and languages are welcome! Please arrive by 6:45 to sign-up.

$5

October

Saturday, October 5, 8:00 P.M.

House Concert: Caroline Doctorow & Josh Bogin

Singer-songwriter Caroline Doctorow has been called a great champion of American folk music. She has opened for The Band, Alison Krauss, and Tim O’Brien, among others. She’ll be joined by her friend, Forest Park resident and singer/guitarist Josh Bogin. 15, $10 students.

Media Sponsor NEPR. Photo by Grover Gatewood.

Saturday, October 12, 8:00 P.M.

Independent Film Screening: La Transazione (The Transaction)

Shot in black and white without dialogue, La Transazione is a 28-minute short film about immigration, written and directed by Lora Lee Ecobelli and produced by Logan Rando Productions. Music was composed by local songwriters Ellen and Roger Bruno. The director and composers will be available for a Q & A and discussion following the screening.

$10.

Wednesday, October 16, 7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Ignite the Mic! Youth Open Mic with Teatro V!da

This popular open mic series for ages 12 to 25 is hosted by Bing theater-in-residence Teatro V!da. Poets, musicians, actors, dancers, singers, comics, storytellers and visual artists – all people, arts and languages are welcome! Please arrive by 6:45 to sign-up.

$5

Thursday, October 17, 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Pop Up Studio/Sketch Night with Marc Lapierre

Bring projects to share and compare, exchange tips and pointers with friends.

$5

Saturday, October 19, 8:00 P.M.

Vickie Phillips: Alive At 85!

The popular cabaret artist Vicki Phillips returns to the Bing with accompanist
Michael Rheault for an evening of classics!

$15, $12 for seniors and students

Friday, October 25, 8:00 P.M.

House Concert: Chandler Travis Three-O

Experience “dazzling musicianship and fearless merry-making…explores the terrains of love and life’s absurdities with rowdiness, tenderness and a sardonic faith in humanity that never wavers…we’re witnesses and co-conspirators in something that feels magical.” – Joel Patterson.

$15, $10 students.

Media Sponsor NEPR. Photo by Brian Blauser.

Saturday, October 26, 11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Bing Comic Con 2019

The Bing presents their seventh annual family-friendly comic-con featuring artists, crafters, writers, filmmakers, cosplayers, and food! There will be a cosplay parade/contest on stage. Located at Trinity United Methodist Church’s beautiful Asbury Hall, 361 Sumner Avenue in Springfield. $5.

November

Friday, November 1, 8:00 P.M.

First Friday: Ray Mason

Don’t miss Valley legend Ray Mason as the Man and his Silvertone return to the Bing for an evening of songs, stories, and fun! $5

Saturday, November 2, 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Video Workshop with Marty Langford

American International College Professor and Filmmaker Marty Langford will cover the basics (with lots of helpful tips) of movie making with your smartphone or other digital device. Take the class, then enter your creation in the Bing’s Short Film Festival!

$20, $10 students.

Saturday, November 9, 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Artists’ Reception: Ambidextrous (Left Hand and Right Hand), paintings by Andrae and Priya Green

This exhibition features husband and wife Springfield-based artists Andrae and Priya Green. Two halves, or sister shows, consist of the Left Hand exhibition located at Art for the Soul Gallery in Springfield, primarily consisting of Andrae’s work and occurs simultaneously with the Right Hand exhibition, at the Bing, which primarily consists of Priya’s work. On display November 2 through January 24.

Photo by Isabella Dellolio.

Saturday, November 16, 8:00 P.M.

An Evening With…TBA.

$10

Wednesday, November 20, 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

Ignite the Mic! Youth Open Mic with Teatro V!da

This popular open mic series for ages 12 to 25 is hosted by Bing theater-in-residence Teatro V!da. Poets, musicians, actors, dancers, singers, comics, storytellers and visual artists – all people, arts and languages are welcome! Please arrive by 6:45 to sign-up.

$5

Saturday, November 23, 8:00 P.M.

House Concert: Peter Blanchette

Internationally renowned musician and composer Peter Blanchette will perform music by J.S. Bach, John Dowland, and others on his archguitar. This concert is dedicated to the memory of Merrilee Aurora Hale.

$20, $10 students.

Media Sponsor NEPR.

Thursday, November 21, 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Pop Up Studio/Sketch Night with Marc Lapierre

Bring projects to share and compare, exchange tips and pointers with friends.

$5

December

Friday, December 6, 8:00 P.M.

Short Film Festival

Middle, high school, and college students as well as adults from the region are invited to participate. Cash prizes. Films must be 60 seconds to 5 minutes in duration and submitted with registration by Monday, December 2. The Bing’s festival committee reserves the right to accept or reject films for screening. No charge for submitting entry. $5 admission.

Saturday, December 14, 8:00 P.M.

Jazz Club: Eric Bascom Trio

Guitarist, bandleader, and jazz advocate Eric Bascom will be joined by Genevieve Rose on bass violin and trumpet/flugelhornist Ed Brainard for a delightful evening with a celebratory seasonal flavor! $20, $10 students.

Media Sponsor NEPR.

$20, $10 students.

Wednesday, December 18, 7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Ignite the Mic! Youth Open Mic with Teatro V!da

This popular open mic series for ages 12 to 25 is hosted by Bing theater-in-residence Teatro V!da. Poets, musicians, actors, dancers, singers, comics, storytellers and visual artists – all people, arts and languages are welcome! Please arrive by 6:45 to sign-up.

$5

January

Saturday, January 4, 8:00 P.M.

An Evening With…

TBA. $10

Thursday, January 16, 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Pop Up Studio/Sketch Night 

Bring projects to share and compare, exchange tips and pointers with friends.

$5

Saturday, January 18, 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Photography Workshop with Chris Marion

Join professional freelance photographer Chris Marion for a class he’s calling “(Mostly) Everything You Need to Know About Photography.”

$20, $10 students.

Saturday, January 18, 8:00 P.M.

Jim Lenn

Guitarist/singer/percussionist and ukulele player/advocate Jim Lenn will perform an evening of popular songs from the 60s and 70s, along with some insight into the Southern California music scene of the 60s.

$10

Wednesday, January 29, 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

Ignite the Mic! Youth Open Mic with Teatro V!da

This popular open mic series for ages 12 to 25 is hosted by Bing theater-in-residence Teatro V!da. Poets, musicians, actors, dancers, singers, comics, storytellers and visual artists – all people, arts and languages are welcome! Please arrive by 6:45 to sign-up.

$5