Madame Barfly: Mixing Beer? Have Fear
Feb03

Madame Barfly: Mixing Beer? Have Fear

Naturally, I was really excited about the whole beer cocktail thing. Beer is good, and cocktails are good, so how can we go wrong, right? As it turns out, some beer cocktails are good and others are downright disgusting. The Beerhunter and I put our booze brains together to see if we could come up with any tasty beer cocktails. It’s more challenging than we’d anticipated — beer has a flavor profile that frequently doesn’t play well...

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Get Out with Staff Picks!
Jan25

Get Out with Staff Picks!

Sun Parade with The Congress • Thursday Feb. 4 Ahhh, Sun Parade. You make feel-good happy music that makes me want to take a drive (and I don’t even like driving). Even though you’re singing — soothingly, I’ll add — about breakups, ham sandwiches, and existential crises, I can’t help but smile and bop around when I hear your upbeat tunes. It’s just easier to contemplate life and ham and cheese when you...

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This Week in Club Life
Jan18

This Week in Club Life

The Thunder From Down Under Ladies and gentlemen get your singles out for the beefcake coming to Chicopee by way of the Las Vegas performing strippers, The Thunder From Down Under. The “blokes” are toned, tanned, and sassy. First row is in the sweat/splash-zone if you’re into feeling the men’s stage presence. Must be 21 or older for this event. Check them out Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Huke Lau on Memorial Drive in Chicopee. Shows are...

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Shhh! The Library keeps it classy in Easthampton
Jan04

Shhh! The Library keeps it classy in Easthampton

Cottage Street in Easthampton is a busy street on any night, and this New Year’s Eve is no different. I approach The Library’s front door and am warned by its words that I must be properly dressed to enter. Given the holiday — luckily — I’m dressed for the occasion, so I proceed. The tinted door closes behind me and all of the boisterous conversation, the crunch of boots on snow, and the whir of traffic are instantly canceled out....

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Pie vs. Cake
Dec21

Pie vs. Cake

The Thanksgiving feast has been devoured, and now it’s time for dessert. There’s two pies and two cakes on the table. Now, you must choose. Who knew mom was setting us up for this debate all along? It’s the holiday season, so it’s the perfect time to hash out the debate we inwardly or outwardly arrive at during family functions — most of us seem to be either a pie person or a cake person. Wherever these teams came from, they exist,...

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Ring in the New Year!
Dec21

Ring in the New Year!

It’s almost 2016! We say you should welcome the new year by doing whatever it is that will make you happier in the coming year. Go hard, go home — however you do it, set the tone. Feel like you need more cheese in your life? Cozy on up with a wheel. Feeling like it’s not quite New Years unless you have a hot n’ heavy make out sesh at midnight? Get out there, girl! Gotta dance? There’s some of that happening,...

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