V3 Weekend: HipStory’s HSHPFest, Kelly MacFarland, ‘The Shining’

Photo Credit: Amya Meshelle

Editor’s Note: Welcome to V3 Weekend, Vanyaland‘s guide to help you sort out your weekend entertainment with curated selections and recommendations across our three pillars of MusicComedy, and Film/TV. It’s what you should know about, where you need to be, and where you’ll be going, with us riding shotgun along the way.

MusicHipStory’s Juneteenth HSHPFest at Bellforge Arts Center

This week Vanyaland did a deep dive into the long-term creative vision at Bellforge Arts Center, a new haven for the performing arts located roughly 18 miles southwest of Boston in the town of Medfield. There are some grand designs for the former Medfield State Hospital space, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Summer 2022 slate falls into motion this Saturday (June 18) with HipStory House Party’s HSHPFest.

It’s a free, all-day, all-welcome Juneteenth showcase featuring performing artists, DJ’s, and community vendors including retail, food, and beverage. The day is highlighted by performances by Luke Bar$FortéTricia ReedToriTori (pictured), and sets by DJ Mojo.

From there, Bellforge’s summer plans include a Great Scott pop-up, a series of three BAMS pop-ups, and a trio of Summer Sounds parties that will make you realize you’re spending a lot of time in Medfield this year. There might even be a Vanyaland party in August, but more on that later on.  

HIPSTORY’S JUNETEENTH HSHPFEST :: Saturday, June 18 at Bellforge Arts Center, 45 Hospital Road in Medfield, MA :: noon to 7 p.m, free admission, all ages :: Event page :: Bellforge Arts Center summer schedule

Comedy: Kelly MacFarland at Off Cabot Comedy Club

It’s no secret that we go where Kelly MacFarland goes, and this weekend the celebrated comedian, writer, actor, and podcaster heads up to Beverly for a two-night swing, tonight and Saturday (June 17 and 18) at Off Cabot Comedy Club. Vanyaland Comedy Editor Jason Greenough rang the bell earlier in the week in Mic’d Up, writing: “Plain and simple, there’s no stopping Kelly MacFarland. Another comedy club, another double-dose headlining weekend for the local favorite who, with a Dry Bar special on the horizon, is continuing to fire in all cylinders.”

KELLY MACFARLAND :: Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 at Off Cabot Comedy Club, 9 Wallis St. in Beverly, MA :: 7:30 p.m., $25 :: Advance tickets and info

Film/TV‘The Shining’ at The Brattle

One good turn deserves another: In May we hyped The Brattle’s Mother’s Day screening of ‘Psycho’, and now the Cambridge theater flips the card to all the dads for a Father’s Day weekend showing of The Shining. Stanley Kubrick’s maniacal 1980 classic is showing today through Monday (June 17 to 20), but it’s a pair of Sunday screenings (12:30 and 9 p.m.) that have our interest, whether you’re taking dad or are the dad. Same energy, really.

Here’s word from the Brattle: “One of cinema’s baddest bad dads joins us for this Father’s Day run of Stanley Kubrick’s horrific masterpiece. When Jack Torrance (Nicholson) decamps his family to a secluded Colorado hotel to be the winter caretakers, he has his sights set on writing the Great American Novel in the peace and quiet provided. Unfortunately, their sojourn is quickly interrupted by the festering evil at the heart of both the hotel and Jack himself.”

THE SHINING :: Friday, June 17 to Monday, June 20 at The Brattle, 40 Brattle St. in Cambridge :: Showtimes vary, $12 to $14 :: Brattle event page