Come to Flywheel's First Ever Outdoor Block Party!
Partnering with Hilltown Families Flywheel is holding its first ever outdoor summer block party for kids at Easthampton's beautiful Millside Park, located just off the Easthampton Bike Trail.
Join families from across the region on Saturday, August 8 from 10am-12 noon for a summer celebration that features snacks, dancing, and a marionette performance. This family event is a fundraiser for both Flywheel & Hilltown Families, with a "pay what you can" admission to attend.Following snacks, the event will feature a special engagement by the Robbins-Zust Family Marionettes. The Robbins-Zust Marionettes have been delighting audiences since 1971. They have performed classic fairy tales with their hand-crafted marionettes and live music for thousands of children of all ages... from the Dorset Playhouse in Vermont to the Grammercy Arts Theatre, the West Side Y and the City Museum in New York at fairs, schools, resorts, inns, libraries, homes, birthday parties, cabarets, stores, malls, temples, churches, and everything in between!
The Robbins-Zust Family Marionettes will be performing the classic fairytale Firebird which features giant live circus animal puppets. After the performance, kids will join DJ Youthelectronix for the “best ever dance party before noon”.
Spring Flywheel Record Fair to be Held at EASTWORKS
Join us at Eastworks (116 Pleasant St, Easthampton) Sunday May 17 from 10AM-3PM for the Annual Flywheel Record Fair! There will be lots of vendors selling plenty of LPs, 45s, CDs and tapes, plus music memorabilia.
As always, this event is a fundraiser for Flywheel. Come support affordable cutting edge art in Western Mass and get some great music as well.
7th Annual Kiss n' Tell Ball
Community Action Youth Program of Greenfield is hosting it's 7th Annual Kiss 'n' Tell Ball on Friday, April 17 at Flywheel.
There will be live drag performances by Serenity Lockhart, Tytannia Lockhart, Jenayah DeRosario.
LGBTQ youth ages 12-21 are invited to enjoy a night of fun and dance! It's FREE ADMISSION!
Saturday Morning Music Party Returns!
On Saturday March 14 & April 18 the parent and kid favorite, Saturday Morning Music Party returns! Sponsored by Flywheel & Hilltown Families the events will be fundraisers for both organizations.
The events will feature free pancakes, new webisodes of Pancake Mountain, the PBS web series, and a micro-dance party with DJ Youthelectronix.
Check out the Facebook event to let us know you're coming!
Pioneer Valley Zine Fest 2015: Save the Date!
Flywheel will play host to the Pioneer Valley Zine Fest once again this year on Saturday, April 11th as part of the Easthampton Book Festival. This all-day event will feature zine creators, workshops, readings, and other performances with more TBA soon!
Visit the Facebook event page for more info about table reservations, workshops, and other updates!
Get Into It
Flywheel, a collectively run, not-for-profit space, aims to build community and give artists of all types the opportunity to craft, practice, and perform their work in an environment where creativity is valued over profit. Volunteer-run and governed by consensus, Flywheel believes that art and information should be equally accessible and affordable to all people. The all-ages, alcohol- and drug-free space features a cafe, zine library, performance space, and an art gallery. LEARN MORE ABOUT FLYWHEEL.
Keep an eye on this space for info on upcoming meeting dates, events, and performances.
August 5, 2015
Zine Committee Potluck
Everyone is invited to bring a dish of food and a laptop to help catalog our zine collections
Glenn Jones is a unique voice working in the decades long tradition of American primitive music. What distinguishes Glenn from the many devotees to this style is the combination of expressive playing and technical skill, most notably his inventive use of alternative tunings and partial capos. Glenn's songs are evocative and redolent and convey a wide array of emotions, many times in one song, without saying a word.
Chuck Johnson is a composer and musician residing in Oakland. He approaches his work with a ear towards the faults and instabilities that reveal latent beauty, with a focus on American primitive guitar, electronics, and "folk minimalist" composition
Crystalline Roses is a project of A.Pasquarosa who has released recordings on VDSQ, Feeding Tube Records & Ascetic House
August 7, 2015
8pm $5-$10 don
experimental teacher bop rock from Columbus OH
doomy indie rock from Easthampton MA
shoegaze from Westfield MA
zine performance full of stories!
Here is a facebook event: tell your friends! https://www.facebook.com/events/1662502483986716/
August 8, 2015
The Robbins-Zust Marionettes have been delighting audiences since 1971. They have performed their classic tales with their hand-crafted puppets and live music for thousands of children of all ages from the Dorset Playhouse in Vermont to the Grammercy Arts Theatre, the West Side Y and the City Museum in New York at fairs, schools, resorts, inns, libraries, homes, birthday parties, cabarets, stores, malls, temples, churches, and everything in between.
DJ Youthelectronix is the house DJ for the winter Saturday Morning Music Party series and will spin some fun summer jams!
Millside Park 2 Ferry St. Easthampton, (behind Paragon Arts & Industry Building) Rain location: Flywheel 43 Main St. Easthampton, MA
August 12, 2015
Rob Kennedy & Uncle Butcher bring their high energy trash blues to Flywheel
Loud noisy psychedelic garage rock/punk/power pop from Flornce, MA.
Lo-fi country punk from Northampton.
August 13, 2015
7pm $5-$10 don
Prog Rock from Boston
Cool indie Rock from Amherst
Witchy Webcomic Songs
fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1061842067159600/
August 14, 2015
+ more TBA
August 17, 2015
Day 1; week 1 of zine camp with Darla Stabler & K.R. Huppert. This camp is aimed at kids aged 8-14. At zine camp, we’re going to learn different ways to make our own zines. You can put anything in a zine! You can find drawings, poems, photos, facts, lists, and stories -- sometimes all in the same zine! People usually make a zine about one topic at a time, but as many people can work on the same zine as you want. One person can make a zine by themselves, or twenty people can make a zine together, with everybody making a different page or piece of a page.
To register click here
Darla Stabler and Knox Huppert both graduated from Hampshire College with a degrees in political theory, book arts, and publishing. Darla is excited to share her knowledge and love of illustration, and has facilitated many arts centered workshops for youth and adults alike. She has published her own picture book, as well as had work featured in a wide range of zines! Knox has worked with youth of all ages in a variety of settings from overnight camps, after school arts programming, and support staff at both elementary and high schools. They have taught courses for middle schoolers on community building and zine making, as well as had work published in a variety of zines, online, and print publications.
August 23, 2015
August 25, 2015
6pm $5-$10 don
amherst Ragtag indie punk
dance a thon rock n roll from NH
pyschedelic jams from Amherst MA
Four awesome bands from all over the northeast to rock and roll at the flywheel!
September 1, 2015
September 23, 2015
September 26, 2015
7pm $5-$10 don
an international project setting James Joyce's bizarre novel Finnegans Wake to music, unabridged