Looking for something to do? Check out what's coming up in the Gazette's community calendar

Last modified: Thursday, August 08, 2013

Looking for something to do? Check out the Gazette's community calendar. Featured upcoming events include:

EPIC FAIL: Smith College student Elise Pepple wanted to make a space where people can “take ourselves less seriously and enjoy our failures.” So “Epic Fail” was born.

Epic Fail is a storytelling session in which a group of courageous people will gather to share true personal accounts of spectacular flunk-outs — in a job, a relationship, a project, a best-laid plan or whatever.Saturday, 8 p.m. at The Basement, 21 Center St. in Northampton. No charge. A few spots for storytellers reportedly still remain. Contact Pepple at epepple@smith.edu.ART WALK: Easthampton’s monthly Art Walk has become much more than your basic open-galleries event. In addition to the fine-art exhibitions on view throughout downtown on Saturday, 5-8 p.m., check out: (1) a free costumed figure-drawing class, complete with models and music, 5-6:30 p.m. at Art Party Studio, 92 Cottage St.; (2) open house at the Pioneer Valley Fencing Academy at 94 Cottage St., including demonstrations, snacks and a chance to win a free introductory class; (3) a $10-a-ticket pig roast to benefit autism research, 4-9 p.m. at Paragon Arts Gallery at 150 Pleasant St.; and (5) a beer-tasting, 5-7 p.m. at the Emily Williston Library at 9 Park St; $10.FAMILY FUN: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book art will present Free Fun Friday, Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst.Free admission to the museum will include films, story times and scavenger hunts, which celebrate the picture books of Mo Willems and Eric Carle. Families can tour the galleries, make flip books in the art studio and meet The Very Hungary Caterpillar.

"THE FIRST THING I DO IN THE MORNING is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue." A Thousand Dorothy Parkers, a program of “Unbuttoned, an Evening of Spoken Word” will celebrate the Algonquin Round Table this Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m. at Luthiers Co-Op, 108 Cottage St. in Easthampton. The event is presented by ECA+. “Unbuttoned” invites writers, performers and witty wordsmiths to share the works of the members of the New York City Algonquin Round Table, writers, critics, actors and wits who met for lunch each day at the Algonquin Hotel in the 1920s. Readers at the event are invited to present from plays, books, poems, popular newspaper columns and pithy witticisms written by or attributed to those who took part in the famous gatherings. Garb of the era is encouraged, but not required.


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