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Arts & Culture Calendar: July 12 to July 18, 2018


Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Thursday, 12 Literary Arts

“The Screwtape Letters” Discussion: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Part of a five-part series. Bring your own book. Register with Mary Key at mkey@greenpasturesstudycenter.org. $5 suggested donation. C.S. Lewis Study Center, 199 Main St., Northfield.

Music

A Little Night Music: 6 to 8 p.m. Every Thursday in July. Free, but donations accepted for all food items. Trinity United Methodist Church, 361 Sumner Ave., Springfield. 413-737-5311.

David Krakauer’s Acoustic Klezmer Quartet: 8 p.m. Delight in a performance emphasizing the beauty of traditional klezmer dance tunes, ritual songs, and reflective melodies. $45 to $50. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst. 413-256-4900. programs@yiddishbookcenter.org.

Drop-in Traditional Music Sessions: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Moderate swingy pace. Adults and teens of all skill levels welcome. $5. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. fiddlewesternmass@gmail.com.

Endiana: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. American rock band tells tales of love, lust and bloodshed in the American heartland. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

Eric Lee: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Singer-songwriter of folk, rock and bluegrass music Eric Lee. $5 to 10; free for children 12 and under. 1794 Meetinghouse, 26 South Main St., New Salem.

Jared Quinn and the Psychic Friends: 6 to 10 p.m. Free. Luxe Burger Bar, 1200 West Columbus Ave., Springfield. 413-785-5893. steve@luxeburgerbar.com.

Jazz in July All Stars Concerts: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jazz in July is the UMass Fine Arts Center’s signature summer program featuring instruction and performance by world-class faculty and students. $15 to $20. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 President’s Drive, Amherst. 413-545-4161. yvonne@admin.umass.edu.

Seth Glier with The Mary Jane Jones: 8 p.m. Seth Glier is a western Massachusetts-based, Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer. The Mary Jane Jones plays Vintage Soul. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Patty and the Cakes: 8 to 11 p.m. Whetstone Station, 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-490-2354.

Art

“The Joy of Watercolor”: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Watercolor artist Veronica Rangel offers workshops in Montague for beginner (July 16 and 18) and intermediate painters (July 12, 17 and 19) . $60 per class or $200 for the series of four classes. Montague Common Hall, 34 Main St., Montague. 413-335-5076. kguillette@gmail.com.

Travel Watercolor Sketching: 9 a.m. to noon. Travel around Greenfield and learn to create small pen and ink with watercolor sketches in a small journal. Register at artspacegreenfield.com. $170. Artspace Community Arts Center, 15 Mill St., Greenfield. 413-772-6811. info@artspacegreenfield.com.

Festivals & Fairs

Lyra Music Festival: Cello Masterclass with Nicholas Tzavaras: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Hear advanced cello students perform a classic repertoire and enjoy a Q&A with Tzavaras. $10. Smith College, Sage Hall, 144 Green St., Northampton. 917-705-5089. rodo@lyramusic.org.

Potpourri

Dinosaurs of the Connecticut Valley with Fred Venne: 4 p.m. Learn how local dinosaurs became solid as a rock. Free. Edwards Public Library, 30 East St., Southampton. 413-527-9480. jdouglass@cwmars.org.

Music Makers with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Participants will experiment with a variety of found material to construct their own sound machines. For ages 4 and up. Free. Meekins Library, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg. 413-268-7472. kmit@cwmars.org.

Friday, 13 Dance

Amherst International Folkdancing: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Line, circle and couple dances from the Balkans, Middle East and Eastern Europe. No partner needed. See www.amherstfolkdancing.org for the various Amherst locations. $3 to $10 sliding scale. 413-549-6748. eva@amherstfolkdancing.org.

Dance Party with DJ Miami Hypez: 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Free. Platform Sports Grill, 125A Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-341-3161.

Music

Beethoven Septet, Mozart Quartet, Bernhard Romberg Trio: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Eric Hoeprich, clarinet; Dan Stepner, violin; Jacques Wood, cello; Anne Trout, bass; Todd Williams, natural horn; and Andrew Schwartz, bassoon. 6:30 talk. $40 in advance at astonmagna.org; $45 at the door. Rhodes Art Center, Northfield Mount Hermon School, 27 Mount Hermon Road, Mount Hermon. 413-528-3595. info@astonmagna.org.

The Charlie Galvin Band: 6 to 10 p.m. Free. Luxe Burger Bar, 1200 West Columbus Ave., Springfield. 413-785-5893. steve@luxeburgerbar.com.

Heather Klein & Joshua Horowitz: 2:30 to 4 p.m. Classically trained soprano Heather Klein presents lost works of the Yiddish Art Song repertoire with accompanist Joshua Horowitz. $32 to $36. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst. 413-256-4900. programs@yiddishbookcenter.org.

Tsvey Brider, Featuring Anthony Russell and Dmitri Gaskin: 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Anthony Russell and Dmitri Gaskin explore diverse idioms and styles to create new music set to the works of Yiddish poets. $32 to $36. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst. 413-256-4900. programs@yiddishbookcenter.org.

Field of Dreams Summer Concert Series: Boston Blackthorne: 6:30 to 8 p.m. An energetic mix of traditional Celtic, Irish American and original tunes. Bring a picnic. Free. Westhampton Public Library lawn, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386.

“Hu: Sound of Soul”: 6 to 7 p.m. Free. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. 413-584-5327. dorothyb@crocker.com.

Jon O’Neil: 7 to 11 p.m. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. 413-532-1800. lafond@logcabin-delaney.com.

Boogaloo Brass Band: 6 to 9 p.m. Free. The Deck at Union Station, 125A Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-341-3161.

The Academy of Rock’s Summer Program Showcase: 2:30 p.m. Matt Kim’s Academy of Rock’s week-long summer intensive concludes. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Sedagive: 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Guitars, bass, drums and voices mix blues, country and rock covers and originals. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

Green River Festival: 5 to 11 p.m. Weekend performances include Michael Franti & Spearhead, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dr. Dog, Josh Ritter, Deer Tick, Robert Earl Keen, I’m With Her, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force. $34.99 to $169.99; free for children 10 and under. Greenfield Community College, 1 College Drive, Greenfield. flora@signaturesounds.com.

Children’s Night: 7:30 p.m. Music by the Orange Community Band. Children will receive balloons before the traditional march around the bandstand to the Mickey Mouse March. With concession stand. Butterfield Park, East River St., Orange.

Laura Wolf: 7 to 10 p.m. Brooklyn-based cellist and singer Laura Wolf will be performing along with local Jake Klar for a night of dreamy folk pop. $5. Ashfield Lake House, 141 Buckland Road, Ashfield.

Fourth Anniversary Kirtan: 7:30 p.m. With Libby Volckening (harmonium/vox), James Robinson (guitar/vox), Melissa Stevens (vox), Thomas Matherly (bass) and special guest Anna Sobel (percussion). $15 suggested donation. Green River Yoga & Movement, 158 Main St., second floor, Greenfield.

Theater

Ko Festival of Performance: 8 to 10 p.m. After a chance meeting with a shaman in Colombia, Ilan Stavans, the highly regarded literary scholar, found himself in the Amazon rainforest. $18 to $22. SNAP/EBT discounts available. Holden Theater, Amherst College, 290 South Main St., Amherst. 413-427-6147. info@kofest.com.

“Hairspray”: 7 p.m. The Ja’Duke Center for the Performing Arts presents the larger-than-life ’60s musical about love and acceptance. $10 to $12. Greenfield High School, 1 Barr Ave., Greenfield.

Art

Arts Night Out: Landscapes/Dreamscapes: 5 to 8 p.m. Selected items from Historic Northampton’s collection are paired with prints by Zea Mays artists to explore connections between nature and imagination. Free. Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge St., Northampton. 413-584-6011. info@historicnorthampton.org.

Friday Art Wind Down: 2 to 5 p.m. Art making space with a large and eclectic variety of materials. $10 to $30. The Nest at First Churches, 11 Center St., second floor (not accessible), Northampton. 413-348-2385. artandsoul.wm@gmail.com.

Free Second Friday: 4 to 8 p.m. Art making for all ages and guided conversation exploring an art object from our most recent special exhibition. Free. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2760. scmagen@smith.edu.

Travel Watercolor Sketching: 9 a.m. to noon. See Thursday’s listing.

Northampton Plein Air Painting Festival: 4 to 8 p.m. Local artists showcase their skills. Pulaski Park, 240 Main St., Northampton. nohoarts.org.

Potpourri

Open Sew: 5 to 9 p.m. Work on any kind of sewing project you like. Bring your machine, your basic sewing supplies and your project of choice. $10. Big Top Quilts, 62 Briggs St., Easthampton. 413-230-0771. audrey@bigtopquilts.com.

Conversations with a Psychic: 7 to 8 p.m. A full hour of psychic intrigue; a look at the Tarot in a way you’ve not seen it before. $15. Florence Community Center, 140 Pine St., Florence. 413-923-1673. pcraigbrowning@gmail.com.

Brick Builders Club: 1 to 2 p.m. Drop in and make something cool for the club challenge or just let your imagination run wild. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-529-1605. ehampton@cwmars.org.

Bastille Day Wine Dinner: 6 p.m. The menu, designed by chefs Deborah Snow and Justin Mosher, will feature a spin on a number of classic French dishes. Six courses with Horizon Beverage Company’s portfolio of fine French wines. $80. Reserve by calling 413-665-2102. Blue Heron Restaurant, 112 North Main St., Sunderland.

Saturday, 14 Dance

Dance Party with DJ Miami Hypez: 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. See Friday’s listing.

Dances and Rhythms of Puerto Rico: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Dances, songs and drums of Puerto Rico with masters of the tradition living in western Massachusetts and Connecticut. $5 to $20. City Stage, 150 Bridge St., Springfield. bombadeaqui123@gmail.com.

Salsa in Pulaski Park: 6 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Pulaski Park, 240 Main St., Northampton. 347-398-1259. raucoin2474@gmail.com.

Music

AEIOUkes: 10 a.m. to noon. A community ukulele club that meets to sing together and practice playing. New members of all levels and listeners always welcome. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Arno and the Lowdown: 6 to 10 p.m. Local blues band. Free. Luxe Burger Bar, 1200 West Columbus Ave., Springfield. 413-785-5893. steve@luxeburgerbar.com.

David Krakauer’s Klezmer Madness Reunion Concert with Socalled: 8 to 9:30 p.m. A reunion concert of Klezmer Madness features Krakauer’s groundbreaking fusion of early klezmer sounds, jazz influences and funky undertones. $45 to $50. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst. 413-256-4900. programs@yiddishbookcenter.org.

Fanfare Brass Choir: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. A concert of light, popular and classical music. $20; free for children16 and under. The White Church, 5 North Road, Blandford. 413-686-5027. tbn8@aol.com.

Free Range Cats: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. This (mostly) instrumental band moves in many disciplined yet wayward, free-flowing yet well-anchored — and usually funky — directions. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

Austin Fair with DJ Prince and Special Guests: 9 p.m. Local hip-hop artists. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Katherine First and the Kitchen Party: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Katherine First and The Kitchen Party bring Celtic, Cape Breton, Bluegrass and Appalachian together in a celebration of traditional music for all ages. Free. Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-268-7757. hilaryemersonlay@gmail.com.

MaryLou Ferrante: 6 to 9 p.m. Free. The Deck at Union Station, 125A Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-341-3161.

Lower Valley Ramblers: 7 to 11 p.m. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. 413-532-1800. lafond@logcabin-delaney.com.

Roger Salloom Concert: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Roger Salloom concert with Little Trúc Foodtruck. Wine by the glass. Bring your lawn chair. Picnics welcome. No outside alcohol. $15. Glendale Ridge Vineyard, 155 Glendale Road, Southampton. 413-527-0164. mary@glendaleridgevineyard.com.

Sarah Clay and The Magic Band: 7:30 p.m. $10 to $15; free for children 12 and under. 1794 Meetinghouse, 26 South Main St., New Salem. artspromo@gmail.com.

Trevor Healy Trio and Jim Matus: 8 to10 p.m. Luthier Trevor Healy plays six- and 12-string guitars of his own making. Jim Matus specializes in world fusion, jazz, rock and improvised music. $10. Montague Bookmill, 440 Greenfield St., Montague. ctesongs@gmail.com.

William Hite and Estela Olevsky: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. William Hite, tenor, and Estela Olevsky, piano. Classical Viennese songs, waltzes by Franz Lehar and Emmerich Kalman, Argentinean songs and piano pieces. $20; free for children 16 and under. The Federated Church, 175 Main St., Charlemont. 413-625-9511. info@mohawktrailconcerts.org.

Green River Festival: Noon to 11 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Lyra Music Festival: Violinist Kristin Lee in Concert: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Kristin Lee, violinist, with Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society and pianist, Jeremy Jordan, Young Steinway Artist. $20. Smith College, Sage Hall, 144 Green St., Northampton. 917-705-5089. info@lyramusic.org.

Pat & Tex LaMountain: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Music as part of a reception for John Sargent’s exhibit “The Natural Beauty of Plum Island.” McCusker’s Market, 3 State St., Shelburne Falls.

Comedy

Happier Valley Comedy: 8 to 9:30 p.m. SCRIPTED/UNSCRIPTED combines one actor performing from a script with one improviser making it all up on the spot to make up one wild and woolly show. $13. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. info@happiervalley.com.

Theater

Ko Festival of Performance: 8 to 10 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

More Improv, More Better: 10 to 11 p.m. Play and watch improv games, plus a set featuring an up-and-coming improv team. $3 to $5 suggested donation. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. info@happiervalley.com.

“Hairspray”: 7 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Film

Amherst Hot Saturday Movie Matinees: 2:30 p.m. Film series feature musicals and musicians. Visit joneslibrary.org for titles. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst.

“Despicable Me 3”: 9 to 11 p.m. Free, with popcorn and drinks available for purchase. Millside Park, 2 Ferry St., Easthampton. 413-529-1440. parksandrec@easthampton.org.

Potpourri

“A Perfect Spot of Tea”: 3:30 p.m. The 56 String Duo play Indian-inspired sitar and 12-string guitar music. Tea served. $12. Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, 130 River Drive, Hadley. 413-584-4699. pphmuseumassistant@gmail.com.

Amherst Saturday Tree Planting: 9 a.m. to noon. Free. Main Street, Downtown Amherst. 413-549-3722. wow@henrylappen.com.

Easthampton Ice Cream Social: 2 to 4 p.m. Church celebrates its 125th anniversary with an ice cream social. Trinity Lutheran Church, 2 Clark St., Easthampton. tlceasthampton.com.

Birch Bark Basket Making Workshop: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Learn to create a birch bark basket using raw materials from the land. $70 per adult, $35 per child. Greenhill Center for Outdoor Activities, 1356 Ashfield Road, Conway. 413-340-1161. frank@earthworkprograms.com.

Damsels and Dragons: 2 to 4 p.m. Explore the world of dragonflies and damselflies. Learn tips for identification, then go on a walk to find them. Long pants recommended for ticks. $8 to $10. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Hadley Kids Bake & Book Sale: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Goodwin Memorial Library, 50 Middle St., Hadley. 413-584-7451. luna.hadleylibrary@gmail.com.

“Rock Star” Tie Dye Shoelaces: 10:30 a.m. to noon. Drop in to tie dye shoelaces, or a white T-shirt, too. For ages 5 and up. Free. Meekins Library, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg. 413-268-7472. kmit@cwmars.org.

Breakfast on the Porch: 8 to 10 a.m. Major fundraiser for the Orange Historical Society. All-you-can-eat breakfast includes quiche, French toast, pancakes, waffles, doughnuts, fruit and beverages. $7. 41 North Main St., Orange.

Sunday, 15Dance

A Tea Dance For Women: 4 to 7 p.m. $5. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Literary Arts

A Step into Laurel Park History: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Laurel Park’s great lady, Isabel Baker, narrates the stories behind historic park photos. Video by Chris Donovan. Free. Parker Memorial Chapel, Laurel Park, Northampton. briana9823@gmail.com.

Great Books Discussion Group: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Meets the third Monday of each month. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. hcethatsme@gmail.com.

Poetry Critique Meetup: 3 to 5 p.m. Constructive feedback on poems. $5. Space limited to 10 participants. Northampton Center for the Arts, 5 Strong Ave., Suite 202, Northampton. admin@strawdogwriters.org. www.strawdogwriters.org/events.

“Contemporary Perspectives on C.S. Lewis’ The Abolition of Man”: 3 p.m. Author discussion with Gayle Anacker and Scott Key. Free, but donations accepted. Register with Mary Key at mkey@greenpasturesstudycenter.org. C.S. Lewis Study Center, 199 Main St., Northfield.

Music

Banish Misfortune, Traditional Irish Music: 5 to 8 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.

Beyond the Pale: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Beyond the Pale brings a global, world-music approach to klezmer. $32 to $36. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst. 413-256-4900. programs@yiddishbookcenter.org.

Socalled String Quartet: 7:30 to 9 p.m. The brand-new Socalled String Quartet features the mad wizard of Yiddish hip-hop performing new transcriptions of classic Yiddish songs. $32 to $36. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst. 413-256-4900. programs@yiddishbookcenter.org.

Yiddish Meets Ladino, with Sarah Aroeste and Anthony Russell: 3 to 4:15 p.m. Ladino vocalist Sarah Aroeste and Yiddish vocalist Anthony Russell join forces to musically reconcile these long-lost cousins of Jewish music. $32 to $36. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst. 413-256-4900. programs@yiddishbookcenter.org.

“Curtain Up! The Best of Broadway”: 3 to 4 p.m. Featuring Bella Voce with performers Lisa Woods, mezzo-soprano; Teri LaFleur, soprano; and Jerry Noble, piano. $5 to $10. Memorial Hall Museum, 8 Memorial St., Deerfield. 413-774-3768, ext. 800. pvmaoffice@deerfield.history.museum.

Duo Mundo: Classical and Contemporary World Music: 2 p.m. Rebecca Hartka, cello, and Jose Lezcano, guitar. $15. North Hall, off Route 66, Huntington. northhallhuntington.org.

Gong Meditation with Mantra: 7 to 8:30 p.m. No experience necessary. $12 suggested donation. Setu Yoga & Meditation Retreat Center, 241 Quails Hill Road, Brattleboro, Vt. emilymurphykaur@gmail.com.

Irish Music Night in the Wheelhouse: 7 to 10 p.m. Every third Sunday. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Winchendon Winds Band Concert — “Honoring Our Veterans”: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Winchendon Winds professional concert band presents a free program honoring veterans. Patriotic music and lawn reception following. Unitarian Universalist Church of Winchendon, 126 Central St., Winchendon. 224-567-3635. jill@sackett.com.

Sevenars Music Festival: 4 p.m. With refreshments. $20 suggested donation. Sevenars Academy, 15 Ireland St., Worthington. sevenars.org.

Green River Festival: Noon to 8 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Theater

Ko Festival of Performance: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“Hairspray”: 2 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Comedy

Sunday Funday Comedy Open Mic: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Hosted by Laura Fattaruso. Sign up starts at 7. Free. Bishop’s Lounge, 41 Strong Ave., Northampton. fattaruso@gmail.com.

Art

Soft Pastel Workshop: 2 to 4 p.m. With Rebecca Clark. $25. Call 413-625-9833 to register. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls.

Potpourri

Summer Campfire Paint & Sip for the Cub Scouts: 2 to 4 p.m. Fundraiser for the Chesterfield Cub Scouts. Learn to paint “Summer Campfire” on a canvas. $35. Includes materials and instruction. Elks Lodge, 17 Spring St., Florence. 413-205-8346. mliglesias@ymail.com.

Family Craft Day: 1 to 3 p.m. Learn about old-fashioned hand crafts such as weaving, spinning, quilting, embroidery and more. Refreshments available. Shelburne Historical Society, 33 Severance St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-6150.

Monday, 16Dance

“Dancing in the Stacks” Adult Lyrical Class: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lianne Rempelakis, of Stepping Up Dance Center, will teach four adult dance classes. Registration encouraged. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-527-1031. slevine@ewmlibrary.org.

Music

Advanced String Intensive: 9 a.m. to noon. Five sessions. For students of any age who have been playing violin, viola, cello or bass for at least a year. Brush up on skills and play in ensembles. Up to $170. Free for returning Strings For Kids students. Artspace Community Arts Center, 15 Mill St., Greenfield. 413-772-6811. info@artspacegreenfield.com.

Amherst Jazz Orchestra: 7:30 to 10 p.m. With vocalist Ethel Lee. Free. Union Station Grand Ballroom, 125A Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-253-1607. info@amherstjazzorchestra.com.

Festivals & Fairs

International Jugglers Association Festival: Noon to 11:30 p.m. Hundreds of jugglers from around the world are in Springfield for the 71st annual festival. Through July 22. Up to $40. MassMutual Center, 1277 Main St., Springfield. 305-542-9481. ianloughlin@yahoo.com.

Potpourri

Magic by Scott Jameson: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A unique performance of magic, juggling and entertainment. Sign-up by phone or email. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

Music Theory and Composition: 2 to 5 p.m. Learn more about how music works and compose your own pieces. Register in advance at www.artspacegreenfield.com. $170. Artspace Community Arts Center, 15 Mill St., Greenfield. 413-772-6811. info@artspacegreenfield.com.

Tuesday, 17Literary Arts

Third Tuesday Word: 7 p.m. Featured writers, including Preston Hood III, at 8:30. $1 to $5 sliding scale donation requested. 9 Mill St., Greenfield.

Reading of “Joan of Arc”: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Reading of Bernard Shaw play led by English teacher David Dowdy. $5 suggested donation. Register with Mary Key at mkey@greenpasturesstudycenter.org. C.S. Lewis Study Center, 199 Main St., Northfield.

Music

Local Music Rocks! Concert: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Rain or shine. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-527-1031. slevine@ewmlibrary.org.

Hungrytown: 6 to 7 p.m. Live performance by celebrated folk duo Hungrytown. Free. Wilbraham Public Library, 25 Crane Park Drive, Wilbraham. 413-596-6141.

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. New York City-based saxophone and flutist Erik Lawrence will be the guest soloist with the Green Street Trio, followed by an open jazz jam session. $5. City Sports Grille, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton. paulphiliparslanian@gmail.com.

Rootstock: Lessons: 7:30 to 11 p.m. A celebration of the people and music that moves us and nurtures our passions. With Ellen Cogen and John Mason, Frank Payeur and Cait Simpson. $8 to $10. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Brattlyn Brothers: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Town Common, Brattleboro, Vt. Rain location of the Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-254-5808.

Art

Art Composers with Lois: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. A broad spectrum of open-ended art projects, this time around the summer’s theme, “Libraries Rock!” Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-529-1605. ehampton@cwmars.org.

First Mountain Design Summer Studio Sale: 3 to 6 p.m. Locally designed and sewn clothing. First Mountain Design, 142 Depot Road, Leverett. www.firstmountaindesign.com.

Festivals & Fairs

International Jugglers Association Festival: 2 p.m. With welcome show at 8 p.m. See Monday’s listing.

Potpourri

Super Cold Science: 6 p.m. See what changes when liquid nitrogen is applied to everyday objects. Free. Edwards Public Library, 30 East St., Southampton. 413-527-9480. jdouglass@cwmars.org.

Music Theory and Composition: 2 to 5 p.m. See Monday’s listing.

Wednesday, 18Dance

Creacion Latin Big Band: 7 p.m. Twenty-piece big band with Frances Rahaim plays salsa, cha cha, boogaloo, merengue, cumbia, son and bolero. Open dance floor. Every first and third Wednesday. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Literary Arts

Compass Roads Poetry Reading: 2 to 3 p.m. Local poets read selections from “Compass Roads: Poems about the Pioneer Valley.” Free. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. admin@strawdogwriters.org.

Summer Creative Writing Workshops: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Beginners and seasoned writers welcome. 10-week series. $25 to $45 sliding scale per week. Main Street Writers, 664 Main St., Suite 60, Amherst. 413-221-4652. mainstreetwriters@gmail.com.

Music

Cracker with Johnny Hickman: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Renowned rock/roots band Cracker. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. The Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton. tony@pavementpr.com.

Kimaya Diggs: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. With influences spanning many genres, her mastery of her voice is the focal point of each performance and a transfixing experience. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

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

Josée Vachon: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Franco-American folk singer Josée Vachon. $2 to $12. Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, 130 River Drive, Hadley. 413-584-4699. pphmuseumassistant@gmail.com.

Wednesday Tunes Series: Adam Braunschweig: 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Wheelhouse Karaoke: 8 p.m. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Silvain Castellano Jazz Quartet: 6:30 p.m. Rain or shine. Bring a chair. First Congregational Church of Montague, 4 North St., Montague.

Theater

Shakespeare Under the Stars — “Othello”: 7 to 9:30 p.m. $7 to $15. Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst. hampshire.shakespeare.company@gmail.com.

“We the People”: 8 p.m. Double Edge Theatre presents its indoor/outdoor traveling summer spectacle. Performances Wednesdays through Sundays, 8 p.m., through Aug. 19. Double Edge Theatre, 984 Conway Road, Ashfield. doubleedgetheatre.org.

Art

Drop-in Art Buffet: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. We provide the materials, you drop in anytime during the program. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-527-1031. slevine@ewmlibrary.org.

Film

“Casablanca” on the Lawn: 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Bring a blanket and picnic basket. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Festivals & Fairs

International Jugglers Association Festival: 1 p.m. With youth juggling championship and showcase from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. See Monday’s listing.

Potpourri

Comics Creation Workshop: 3:30 to 5 p.m. Learn the basics of comic layout and character design, as well as some tricks to the trade. Leave the class with your own mini comic. For ages 7 and up. Free. Meekins Library, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg. 413-268-7472. kmit@cwmars.org.

Music Theory and Composition: 2 to 5 p.m. See Monday’s listing.

Teen Paddle at Tully Lake Campground: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Teens ages 13 to 18 explore the Tully River with a guided paddle upstream to Long Pond and back. Parental permission required. $9 to $15. Tully Lake Campground, 25 Doane Hill Road, Royalston. 978-249-4957. jschanz@thetrustees.org.