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Upcoming Event Series: New Play Readings
In August and September, The LAVA Center is presenting a series of new play readings by local playwrights and friends of LAVA.
For many of these, actors are invited to perform in an unpaid cold reading of the play in a casual atmosphere.
LAVA + GCC: The Horror Film in Media & Popular Culture
Are you a fan of horror films or want to learn more about them? Join GCC Professor Lillian Ruiz at The LAVA Center this summer to view and discuss influential horror films that provide more than just cinematic scares, but social commentary as well. LAVA’s six-week session is a condensed version of CMN 201, The Horror Film in Media and Popular Culture at GCC, without any academic expectations except that you have fun. Refreshments, of course, will be provided because no film viewing experience is complete without snacks.
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm in July and August:
July 6: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
July 13: Dracula
July 20: Invasion of the Body Snatchers
July 27: Night of the Living Dead
August 3: Halloween
August 10: Get Out
Lillian Ruiz, Professor of English at Greenfield Community College, teaches classes in media and popular culture, Gothic Literature, Shakespeare, and Women in Literature, among others. An avid pug lover, she usually can be found bragging about her pug or collecting pug memorabilia.
2nd Annual LAVA Film Festival
A showcase of Massachusetts filmmaking talent, from students to professionals and everyone in between. Open to all Massachusetts filmmakers.
Yes, we’re open!
Every Saturday, stop by The LAVA Center in downtown Greenfield for an eclectic offering of local art and shopping. The Saturday Salon is a popup art salon and marketplace featuring art, poetry, music, video, local vendors, and more.
Come hang out in downtown Greenfield with us! Reasons why: 1) Art! Gallery show + other popup things happening sometimes. 2) Our staff is charming and winsome and highly entertaining. Sometimes we play cribbage.
On display August 2022
1st Mondays: Poets and Writers Virtual Café
2nd Mondays: Online Playwrights’ Circle
3rd Mondays: Online Book Club
4th Mondays: Online Fiction Critique Group