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Arts & Culture Calendar: Week of March 8 to 14, 2018


Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Thursday, 8Music

Magic Triangle Jazz Series: Joe McPhee and Chris Corsano Duo: 8 p.m. $7 to $15. UMass Amherst, 300 Massachusetts Ave., Amherst. 413-320-1089. gsiegel@umass.edu

UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Missy Mazzoli’s “Holy Roller,” Bernstein’s “Symphony No. 2: The Age of Anxiety,” featuring piano soloist Gilles Vonsattel, and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 7.” $5 to $10. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass Amherst. 413-545-2511. music@music.umass.edu.

“Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience”: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The nation’s most innovative and unique show utilizing the works of The Beatles, where the song choices are completely in the hands of the audience! $20 to $35. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. 413-997-4444. marketing@berkshiretheatre.org.

Theater

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: 7:30 p.m. Continues Friday. Amherst Regional High School, 334 College St., Amherst. bit.ly/arpsperformingarts.

A Shot of Theater Presents: “The Return”: 8 to 10 p.m. An evening of locally written one-act plays, performed in a bare-bones cabaret style. Adult-themed. 121 Club, 116 Pleasant St., Suite 121, Easthampton. 413-335-0576. ashotoftheater@gmail.com.

Academy Youth Productions presents: “Annie, Jr.”: 6:30 p.m. Continues Friday. $5. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. aomtheatre.com.

Addiction Performances Project: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. A dramatic reading of Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey into Night” is followed by a town-hall discussions about the disease of addiction. $12 to $20. Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College, 90 Wyman Way, Keene. 603-358-2168. boxoffice@keene.edu.

“Google Gogol”: Noon to 5 p.m. Inspired by Nikolai Gogol’s Ревизор“Revizor.” Continues Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Free. A.P.E., 126 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-5553. lisathompson@apearts.org.

Festivals & Fairs

Bratt LUV Crawl: 6 to 9 p.m. A pub crawl with a twist. Grab your LUVed one to sip and taste the night away while you walk from shop to shop finding stuff you LUV. $7 to $10. 83 Main St., Brattleboro. 802-257-4886. coordinator@brattleboro.com.

Easthampton Adult Game Night: 6 to 10 p.m. Play corn hole, chess, giant Jenga, Gaga ball or bring a game of your own. Free. Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-977-1538. art@susannawhite.com.

Friday, 9Fairs & Festivals

Women’s Film Festival: 7 to 10 p.m. Featuring films from every genre, created by women and about women, for everyone. Continues through March 25 with varying times. $8 to $10. Opening night Gala tickets $30. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-7364. development@womensfreedomcenter.net.

Music

Acoustic Rick: 6 to 10 p.m. Pulaski Club, 79 Maple St., Easthampton. bonnylamontagne@hotmail.com.

David Bartley’s House Party: 7 to 9 p.m. David Bartley plays piano and sings blues and jazz. Musician friends are invited to bring their instrument or voice and a tune to join the fun. Free. Brew Practitioners, 36 Main St., Florence. 413-584-2444. dbartley123@gmail.com.

Grant Lee Phillips: 7 p.m. Hailed by Mother Jones as “criminally underappreciated,” the California-born singer, songwriter, guitarist, film composer and artist began in the ’90s. $15 to $18. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 413-923-2800. info@signaturesounds.com.

Greenfield Community College Chorus: 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Preview concert of “Think Spring!” in Sloan Theater at GCC. The chorus will be under the direction of Margery Heins, with soloists from the chorus, and with Marilyn Berthelette, accompanist.

Hu: Sound of Soul: 6 to 7 p.m. Sound of Soul Event, every second Friday. People of all beliefs are welcome. Free. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. 413-584-5327. dorothyb@crocker.com.

Lui Collins: 7 to 9 p.m. Folk, American standards, bossa nova. $6 to $12. Children are free. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-863-3221.

Music Under the Grow Lights: Jim Eagan & Tom Dews: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Folk and blues. Free. Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-977-1538. art@susannawhite.com.

Ukulele Jam: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Intermediate ukulele jam meets weekly. We play from the book “The Daily Ukulele.” Ukuleles available to borrow. Goodwin Memorial Library, 50 Middle St., Hadley. 413-584-7451. luna.hadleylibrary@gmail.com.

UU Arts Night Out: 7 to 9 p.m. Bobby D presents a night of valley folk music, featuring Peter Lehndorff, Dan Daniels and Hannah French. Free. Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main St., Northampton. 413-527-1900. periodyssey1876@gmail.com.

Winter Music Festival: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Continues Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. Raises money and awareness for homeless veterans. $20 for a one-day ticket, $25 for a two-day ticket. The Deuce, 50 Conz St., Northampton. 413-426-4829. ldgreen31@yahoo.com.

Theater

Cage Shuffle with Paul Lazar: 8 to 9 p.m. Lazar speaks a series of one-minute stories by John Cage from his 1963 score “Indeterminacy.” Choroegraphy by Annie B Parson. $10. All tickets. A.P.E. Gallery, Main Street, Northampton. 413-586-5553. lisathompson@apearts.org.

A Night of Comedy with the FCTS Players: 6:30 p.m. Enjoy two shows, both designed to make you cry with laughter — “Good Cop/Bad Cop” and “21 Guaranteed Ways to Get Detention.” Continues Saturday. $5 to $7. Franklin County Technical School, 82 Industrial Boulevard, Turners Falls. 413-863-9561 ext. 233.

Saturday, 10Comedy

Happier Valley Comedy Show: 8 to 10 p.m. Featuring The Ha-Has and special guest Girls Night Out. $13. Northampton Center for the Arts, 5 Strong Avenue, Suite 202, Northampton. info@happiervalley.com.

More Improv More Better: 10 to 11 p.m. Open improv jam for everyone to play and watch improv games. $3 to $5 suggested donation. Northampton Center for the Arts, 5 Strong Avenue, Suite 202, Northampton. info@happiervalley.com.

Dance

Saturday Morning Music Party!: 10 a.m. to noon. Monthly breakfast bash featuring food, dancing and diversions for children. Pay what you can. Flywheel, 43 Main St., Easthampton. hilltownfamilies.org.

Literary Arts

Authors in Common for Kids: 5 to 7 p.m. Author readings, snacks, refreshments and free books. Free. The Common School, 521 S. Pleasant St., Amherst. 413-256-8989. events@commonschool.org.

Meat for Tea presents “Le Cirque des Mille Feuilles”: 7 to 11:30 p.m. Art on exhibit, spoken word, films by Luke Jaeger, music by 61 Ramblers and Beach Honey. $5. Sonelab, 142 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-230-7136. meatfortea@gmail.com.

Music

Amy Rigby: 7 p.m. $12 to $15. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 413-923-2800. info@signaturesounds.com.

Dan Kennedy: 7 to 9 p.m. Professional pianist, composer and recording artist Dan Kennedy will play a mix of classical, jazz and contemporary music as well as his own award-winning compositions. Complimentary coffee. $8 suggested donation. First Universalist Church, 31 North Main St., Orange.

Doug Hewitt Group: 9:30 to 11 p.m. To perform songs from the CD “Roots in the Sky,” plus jazz covers. Free. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. 413-527-6627. doughewitt@aol.com.

Jazzmeia Horn: 8 to11 p.m. $15 to $40. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, No. 222, Brattleboro. 802-254-9088. ginger@vtjazz.org.

Old Songs with an Old Friend: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dave and Lonnie Chu (aka Crimson Canary) and their friend Dave Clement on hand drums play classic favorites in many languages. Free. White Square Books, 86 Cottage St., Easthampton. 413-203-1717. whitesquarebooks@gmail.com.

Rusted Shame: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. A night of ’90s rock, classic rock, and a few in between. Free. Pinz Hadley, Hampshire Mall, 367 Russell St., Hadley. 413-320-6269. shamerusted@gmail.com.

Theater

“The Valley Letters Project”: Live on Stage: 7:30 p.m. New series celebrating the art of letter writing and its connection to our local history. $30 to $35. A fundraiser for the Academy of Music Theatre. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. 413-584-9032. boxoffice@aomtheatre.com.

Potpourri

Bridal Gala: 5 p.m. Silverthorne’s first faux wedding extravaganza. Guests are asked to attend as someone attending a real wedding reception. Dancing, toasting, socializing. $45 to $80. Tables of 4 or 8 available. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-768-7514. silverthornetheater@gmail.com

Sunday, 11Dance

Bioluminosity: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bioluminosity is an integration of conscious movement processes, including Ecstatic Dance, contact improvisation, yoga, reiki and qigong. $5 to $10. The Barn Studio, 20 Dickinson St., Amherst. 413-992-8382. bioluminosity@dancespree.org.

Brattleboro Contra Dance: 7 to 10 p.m. Steve Zakon-Anderson calling. Beginners welcome. $5 to $10. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. 518-561-2594. susan@quietdesigns.org.

Music

Banish Misfortune, Traditional Irish Music: 3 to 6 p.m. Traditional Irish hornpipes, reels, jigs, waltzes, polkas, airs, songs and craic. Free. Northampton Brewery, 11 Brewster Court, Northampton. 413-586-4997. davemeuser@msn.com.

Eli Catlin: 3 to 6 p.m. Melding blues, folk, country and American primitive styles. Free. New City Brewery, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. khalif@laudable.productions.

From Music to Meals Benefit Concert for Not Bread Alone: 2 to 4 p.m. Mak’hela presents a choral concert to benefit Not Bread Alone. Family-friendly. Suggested donation of $12 for adults, $25 per family. Jewish Community of Amherst, 742 Main St., Amherst. 413-439-2253. ecrafts@chd.org.

Jose Gonzalez & The Criollo Clasico Trio — “A Night in Old San Juan”: 7 p.m. Jazz, Brazilian samba, Puerto Rican jibaro, Cuban son, Caribbean, Spanish, classical and occasionally British pop. $8 to $15. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 341-3317. info@signaturesounds.com.

Monday, 12Dance

Monday English Country Dance: 7 p.m. Social dances with live music from the 17th to 21st centuries. No partner needed. Beginners welcome. Please wear soft-soled shoes. $7 to $10. Munson Library, 1046 Southeast St., Amherst. amherstcd.org.

Theater

“We Made a Thing: A Tiny Audience Show”: 9 to 9:45 p.m. Weekly casual improv show, featuring Pam Victor and Scott Braidman. Free. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. 413-658-4615. info@happiervalley.com.

Tuesday, 13Music

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Hartford, Conn.-based trumpeter Josh Bruneau will be the guest soloist with the Green Street Trio, followed by an open jazz jam session. $5. City Sports Grille, 523 Pleasant St., Northampton. paulphiliparslanian@gmail.com.

Wednesday, 14Literary

Beatnik Open Mic: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Poetry, music, art, writings, readings, presentations, rants. Free. The Ashfield Lake House, 141 Buckland Road, Ashfield. 413-628-0158. beatnik.openmic@gmail.com.

Music

A Night of Music and Design: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Musical performance by National Park Service artist-in-residence Ben Cosgrove, followed by a talk by landscape designer Theresa Sprague. Free. CLICK Workspace, 9 Market St., Northampton. 413-835-4591. blikely@outdoors.org.

Open Mic: 7 to 10 p.m. Free. The Harp Irish Pub, 163 Sunderland Road, North Amherst. dalereynolds@live.com.

Theater

One-Woman Show “Adventures in Liking my Looks: ‘Normal’ Must Be So Boring!” by Susan Cummings: 7 to 8 p.m. This fun, spirited, sometimes poignant show tells the story of a woman trying to find her non-“normal” body beautiful. Free. Belding Memorial Library, 344 Main St. Ashfield. 413-628-4414. mcohen@cwmars.org.