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Arts & Culture Calendar: June 14 to June 20, 2018


Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Thursday, 14 Music

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.

Greenfield Coop Concerts: 6 to 8 p.m. Featuring Jennie McAvoy and Strawberry Afternoon. Free. Energy Park, 50 Miles St., Greenfield. pattex@crocker.com.

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

Reprobate Blues Band: 7:30 p.m. 1794 Meetinghouse, 26 South Main St., New Salem. 1794meetinghouse.org.

Sunny Lowdown: 8:30 to 11 p.m. Sunny Lowdown sings blues for the 21st century. It is a raw, deep blues, drawing from the music of John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and Lightnin Hopkins. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866.
voobooking@gmail.com.

“Women of the World Unite”: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Featuring award-winning Israeli/Canadian singer-songwriter and activist Yael Deckelbaum who created the song “Prayer of the Mothers” (Women Wage Peace anthem). $22 to $27. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield.
hawksandreed.com.

Theater

“Speak Truth to Power: Voices From Beyond the Dark”: 7 p.m. A play by Chilean writer Ariel Dorfman and directed by Leah Plath. Featuring Four Rivers Charter Public School juniors, the play, which examines human rights, is based on a book written by human rights advocate Kerry Kennedy. $5 to $15 sliding scale. Proceeds benefit the Traprock Center for Peace & Justice. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls.

Film

Film & Discussion Series: “The Canary Effect”: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Documentary looks into the effects that the United States’ policies have had, and still have, on indigenous people. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-259-3223. ryanj@joneslibrary.org.

Great Falls Film Screening, Discussion About Native American Ceremonial Stone Landscapes: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. With Doug Harris, deputy historic preservation officer for the Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office. Free. Shutesbury Town Hall, 1 Cooleyville Road, Shutesbury.
historical@shutesbury.com.

Festivals & Fairs

“Taste of Amherst”: 5 to 9 p.m. With more than 20 Amherst restaurants participating in showcasing the area’s favorite foods. Chef Bill Collins staffs the cooking demonstration tent. Chow-Down Challenge back by popular demand. Amherst Town Common, Amherst.

Potpourri

Hands-On Archeology: June 14-16. The Emily Dickinson Museum, 280 Main St., Amherst. emilydickinsonmuseum.org.

Friday, 15 Dance

Butterfly Swing Band, With East Coast and Lindy Hop Instructors: 7 p.m. With Lindy Hop or East Coast Swing lessons from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Dance and groove to the Butterfly Swing Band. $10 to $15. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

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.

Literary Arts

“Locating Our Lives, Discovering Holy Ground: Maps as Excavation of the Soul”: 9:30 a.m. to noon. A pop up art series using paper maps as the foundational medium for reflection, art making and inner exploration. No art experience necessary. $15 to $40. sliding scale. The Nest at First Churches, 11 Center St., Second Floor (not accessible), Northampton. 413-348-2385. artandsoul.wm@gmail.com.

Read to Toby: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Toby the dog can’t read, but he’s a great listener! Sign up for a 10-minute reading session at the children’s desk or via phone or email. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1010. sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org.

Music

Django in June: 7:30 p.m. Every year, Django in June brings students and masters of the Gypsy jazz tradition to western Massachusetts. $30 to $35. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. djangojune15@gmail.com.

Tracy Grammer and Jim Henry: 7:30 p.m. $17 in advance ($8 for children under 13); $20 ($10 for children) day of show. Ashfield Community Hall, 521 Main St., Ashfield.

Freddie Marion: 7 to 11 p.m. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. 413-532-1800. info@logcabin-delaney.com.

Front Porch Jam: 5 to 8 p.m. Bring your favorite instrument and jam into the evening, outside the front porch of the farmstand. Free. Simple Gifts Farm, 1089 North Pleasant St., North Amherst. 413-230-3262. farmstand@simplegiftsfarmcsa.com.

Goldilocks and The 3 Bears: 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Acoustically classic music that rocks your heart and soul. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

Joining Hands: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Deborah Gilwood, Eugenie Malek, Estela Olevsky and Meg Wright play to benefit immigrants, the International Language Institute, Center for New Americans. $15 to $25. Sweeney Hall, Smith College, 51 College Lane, Northampton. 413-587-0084. laurie@cnam.org.

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

Prophets, Preachers and Prayers: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Panopera presents selections from operas and oratorios. Donations to benefit Cathedral in the Night. Edwards Church of Northampton, 297 Main St., Northampton. 413-584-5500. info@edwardschurchnorthampton.org.

Studio Two — A Beatles Tribute Band: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Millside Park, 2 Ferry St., Easthampton. 413-529-1440. parksandrec@easthampton.org.

Tim Perry and the Nix: 6 to10 p.m. Classic rock covers with Tim Perry and the Nix. Free. Luxe Burger Bar, 1200 West Columbus Ave., Springfield. 413-785-5893. steve@luxeburgerbar.com.

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

Westhampton Field of Dreams Summer Concert Series: Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem: 6:30 to 8 p.m. American roots, bluegrass, swing, old-time gospel and bluesy folk-rock. Dance or listen. If rain, concert moves to Town Hall. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

Kelly D-Flowers Dirty Thirty Extravaganza: 9 p.m. Featuring local band Rodd Cummings and the Vibrators. $5 to $10. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Theater

“High School Musical”: 7 to 9 p.m. PVPA’s actors from grades 7, 8 and 9 perform in Disney’s iconic musical. High-energy entertainment for musical theater buffs. $5 to $10. Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, 15 Mulligan Drive, South Hadley. 413-552-1580. lcappello@pvpa.org.

“Beauty and the Beast”: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. A Wilbraham United Players production. $20 to $25. Minnechaug Regional High School, 621 Main St., Wilbraham.

Comedy

The Thrill Mill Comedy Show: 7 to 10 p.m. Comedy as a Weapon kicks off its summer series with Comedian Darren Rivera. $15 to $20. 121 Club, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. comedyasaweapon@gmail.com.

Art

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

Festivals & Fairs

“Taste of Amherst”: 5 to 10 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Potpourri

Easthampton Marsha’s Meals: 5 p.m. Easthampton Congregational Church, Main Street, Easthampton.

Wild Edible Food Walk: 5 to 7 p.m.John Root, noted naturalist and educator, will identify local plants and their food and medicinal uses. Followed by an optional potluck meal of foraged foods and items brought from home. Petersham Town Common, Petersham. 978-724-0412. larrybuell@earthlands.org.

Food Truck Fridays: 5 to 8 p.m. Family friendly activities, food and music. Free admission; food prices vary by truck. Belchertown Common, Park Street, Belchertown. 781-696-1287. btownculturalcouncil@gmail.com.

Saturday, 16 Dance

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

Music

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

Bella’s Bartok CD Release Party With Home Body: 8:30 p.m. Bella’s Bartok’s music is Americana and the folk music of their immigrant grandparents. Home Body is new wave, industrial and electronic music. $16 in advance; $20 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Brattleboro Pub Sing: 3 to 5 p.m. Pub songs, work songs, sea shanties and traditional music. Led by Tony Barrand and Amanda Witman. Free. McNeill’s Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro, Vt. brattleboropubsing@gmail.com.

The Buddy McEarns Band: 6 to 10 p.m. Rock, blues and rockabilly. Free. Luxe Burger Bar, 1200 West Columbus Ave., Springfield. 413-785-5893. steve@luxeburgerbar.com.

Django in June: 7:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Floyd Patterson: 7 to 11 p.m. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. 413-532-1800. info@logcabin-delaney.com.

“Immortality”: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble, with Tony Thornton as conductor, presents “Immortality” a concert featuring Monteverdi, Schütz, Gorczycki and J.S. Bach. $10 to $20. Grace Episcopal Church, 14 Boltwood Ave., Amherst. illuminatiensemble@gmail.com.

Kate and the Constellations: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Kate Lorenz and the Constellations concert with Little Trúc Foodtruck. Wine by the glass. Bring your lawn chair. Picnics welcome. No outside alcohol. $10. Glendale Ridge Vineyard, 155 Glendale Road, Southampton. 413-527-0164. mary@glendaleridgevineyard.com.

Katherine First and The Kitchen Party: 6 to 8 p.m. They bring the traditions of 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.

Tony Bernardo: 6 to 9 p.m. Free. The Deck at Union Station, 125A Pleasant St., Northampton.

Samantha Farrell: 7:30 p.m. Jazz, folk, poetry and pop. $10 to $15; free for children under 13. 1794 Meetinghouse, 26 South Main St., New Salem. 1794meetinghouse.org.

She Said: 8 p.m. Playing original tunes from country to punk. $5 to $10. The Ashfield Lake House, 141 Buckland Road, Ashfield. 413-834-8800. nalerossi@gmail.com.

“Soul Warriors: An Evening of Música y Poesía”: 8 to 10 p.m. An evening of music and poetry with singer-songwriters Diana Alvarez and Pamela Means, with poet Nicole M. Young opening. $15. Wistariahurst, 238 Cabot St., Holyoke. 413-322-5660.

Sunshine Brothers Inc: 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Psychedelic surf rock, blues and more. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

The Barrett Anderson Band: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Hypno boogie blues. Free. Deja Brew Café & Pub, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell.

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore: 7:30 p.m. Album release show. With special guest Dead Rock West. $35 to $40. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-341-3317. www.signaturesoundspresents.com.

A Few Shoes: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Lynne Meryl, Bob Michels and Mark Neveu, three original members of the Paradise Rhythm Shoes. Jazz, rhythm and blues, and swing. The Freckled Fox Café, 1 North Main St., Northampton.

Comedy

Happier Family Comedy Show: 3 to 4 p.m. Geared for children ages 5 to 12. $5 to $10. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. workstudy@carlemuseum.org.

Theater

“High School Musical”: 7 to 9 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“Beauty and the Beast”: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Film

“The Gilded Cage: Northampton’s Last Water-Powered Elevator”: 2 p.m. Film by Stan Sherer about an historic elevator in Northampton’s Masonic Block. Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge St., Northampton.

Outdoor Movie at Millside: 9 to 11 p.m. Screening “Willow.” Free admission, with soda and popcorn available for purchase. Millside Park, 2 Ferry St., Easthampton. 413-529-1440. parksandrec@easthampton.org.

Art

Circus Sketch Lab: 3:30 p.m. A monthly figure drawing session held at SHOW Circus Studio for artists and circus performers of all levels. Family friendly. $5. SHOW Circus Studio, 150 Pleasant St., Suite 313, Easthampton. 413-230-0771. audrey@showcircusstudio.com.

Family Art Photo Montage Project: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bring enlarged copies of favorite photographs. $14 to $22. Judie’s Art Bar, 49 Boltwood Ave., Amherst. 413-367-0234. maystudioarts@gmail.com.

Jewelry Trunk Show: 2 to 4 p.m. Featuring the work of two Easthampton artists, Chihiro Makio and Heather Beck. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Unit 9, Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. salmonfalls@megaplanet.com.

“The Making of Rock, Paper, Scissors”: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Artist lecture by Tim de Christopher describing the conceptualizing and execution of a public installation honoring the history and culture of Turners Falls. Free. Gill-Montague Senior Center, 62 5th St., Turners Falls. 413-824-0153. timthestoneguy@gmail.com.

Festivals & Fairs

Northampton Community RePair: Noon to 4 p.m. Handy people will share their repair skills to help keep usable items out of the landfill. Visit www.northamptonma.gov/repair for details. Free. Smith Vocational High School, 80 Locust St., Northampton. 413-587-1059. swaite@northamptonma.gov.

“Taste of Amherst”: Noon to 10 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring full contact joust, drums and bagpipes, the Wheel of Death, Cirque du Sewer, birds of prey, a knife show and archery. More than 50 shows and 80 vendors. 210 Turners Falls Road, Turners Falls.

Potpourri

Bus Trip to Botanical Garden and Georgia O’Keefe Exhibit in New York: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Easthampton library. Fees include admission to gardens, tour, bus fare and tip. Sheldon’s Field, 51 Old Ferry Road, Northampton. 413-437-3708. emilysfriends@ewmlibrary.org.

Pioneer Valley Roller Derby Double Header: 4 to 7 p.m. PVRD continues its 12th season with a doubleheader featuring the Western Mass Destruction and the United Front. $5 to $10; free for children ages 6 and under. The Bunker, 296 Nonotuck St., Florence. pvrd.prcoordinator@gmail.com.

Scavenger Hunt: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Suitable for adults and families with children, ages 6 and older. Free. Mount Holyoke Range State Park, 1150 West St. (Route 116), Amherst. 413-253-2883. holyoke.range@state.ma.us.

“Speaking With Skulls”: 11 to 11:30 a.m. Examine the skulls of some of the animals who live in the Mount Holyoke Range. In case of rain, meet in the Visitor Center. For all ages. Free. Mount Holyoke Range State Park, 1500 West St., Amherst. 413-253-2883. holyoke.range@state.ma.us.

Ninth Annual Bloomsday Festival: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Lively music by Rosie Caine and the Wilde Irish Women, and readings from James Joyce’s “Dubliners.” Songs, stories, dessert, cheese bar and Irish pints. Organized by The Literacy Project. $10. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield.

Benefit Party for Clean Water, Renewable Energy in Puerto Rico: 6 p.m. to midnight. Free beer, food and music. 237 Conway St., Greenfield. Parking available at Foster’s Supermarket. 413-320-3653.

Sunday, 17 Dance

Singles Dance: 7 to 10:30 p.m. For ages 40 and up. $12. Castle of Knights Banquet Hall, 1599 Memorial Drive, Chicopee. 860-325-2022. cecilia@singlesdanceparty.com.

Literary Arts

Juniper Summer Writing Institute Reading Series: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-8988. juniperinstitute@gmail.com.

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.

Concert In Honor of Juneteenth: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Concert by tenor Irwin Reese and pianist Julia Brady in honor of Juneteenth (the end of slavery in the U.S.). $10. Memorial Hall Museum, 8 Memorial St., Deerfield. 413-774-3768 Ext. 800. tneumann@deerfield.history.museum.

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

Slowhand: 4 to 7 p.m. Free. The Deck at Union Station, 125A Pleasant St., Northampton.

Peter Blanchette: 3 p.m. Guitarist, composer, arranger and conductor Peter Blanchette is known around the world as the inventor of the 11-string archguitar. Free. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Brooke Annibale: 7 p.m. $12 in advance; $15 at the door. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton.

Comedy

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

Festivals & Fairs

“Taste of Amherst”: Noon to 4 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Potpourri

Open Sew: 8 a.m. to noon. 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.

Eighth Annual Father’s Day Fun Fly: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Watch and try out model airplane flying. Featuring drone racing, combat flying and a national champion, Dean Lampron, who will demonstrate advanced aerobatics. Free. Turners Falls Airport, 110 Industrial Boulevard, Turners Falls. (Enter through Gate 4). www.franklinrc.com.

Monday, 18 Dance

A Celebration of Dance: 6 p.m. Pioneer Valley Ballet performs. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. aomtheatre.com.

Literary Arts

Juniper Summer Writing Institute Reading Series: 7:30 to 9 p.m. See Sunday’s listing.

Music

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

Art

Third Annual Impressions of Home Art Show and Auction: 5 to 8 p.m. Featuring artwork by guests and residents of the Springfield homeless shelter, as well as local artists and area students. Centering on the theme “impressions of home.” Includes a short speaking program. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Homeless. Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell St., Hadley. 413-773-1314, ext. 1047. www.csoinc.org.

Tuesday, 19

Literary Arts

Juniper Summer Writing Institute Reading Series: 7:30 to 9 p.m. See Sunday’s listing.

Greenfield Third Tuesday Word: 7 p.m. Open mic (five minutes or less per person) starts at 7:15, featured writers at 8:30. This month featuring Janice Sorensen, Dennis Piana, Rachel Riverwood, Susan Middleton, Andrea Bernard, Bri Leue and Noelle Janka. $1 to $5 sliding scale donation. 9 Mill St., Greenfield.

Music

Drumming with Ellen Clegg: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Improv from 6 to 6:45, Rhythms and Techniques 6:45 to 7:15. $14. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Elm St., Northampton. 413-824-8813. ellen@ellenclegg.com.

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. New York City vocalist Nicole Pasternak and saxophonist Ralph Lalama will be the guest soloists with the Green Street Trio, followed by an open jazz jam session. $5. City Sports Grille, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton. paulphiliparslanian@gmail.com.

Potpourri

June Burger Night: 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy local flavor, live music and a wagon ride at your neighborhood dairy farm. Burgers are between $8 and $12. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley. 413-586-2142. info@barstowslongviewfarm.com.

Wednesday, 20 Dance

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

Juniper Summer Writing Institute Reading Series: 7:30 to 9 p.m. See Sunday’s listing.

Irene Butter Reading: 7 p.m. With co-authors John Bidwell and Kris Holloway. Presenting their new book, “Shores Beyond Shores: From Holocaust to Hope, My True Story.” Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-4235. www.broadsidebooks.com.

Music

All Ages Open Mic Night With Host F. Alex Johnson: 7 to 10 p.m. Award-winning guitarist Johnson hosts a weekly open mic. All ages. Free. Brew Practitioners, 36 Main St., Florence. 413-584-2444. info@colorwaymusic.com.

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

Ragged Blue: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bluegrass with a hint of Celtic. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

“Two Voices, One Mouth”: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Intimate evening with a farm to table meal and music by Tyva Kyzy (Daughters of Tuva), the first and only female Tuvan throat-singing ensemble. $35 in advance; $40 at the door (includes meal). Valley View Farm, 16 Walpole Road, Haydenville.

Wednesday Folk Traditions: 6:30 p.m. Featuring Zikina, a Ugandan folk music player and his supporting group. $2 to $12. Porter Phelps Huntington Museum, 130 River Drive, Hadley. 413-584-4699. pphmuseum.org.

Ray Mason: 7 to 9 p.m. The Wednesday Tunes Series features free live music by local musicians. Free. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670.

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

West African Dance and Drum Class: 6 to 7 p.m. drum class, 7 to 8:30 p.m. dance class. Namory Keita teaches drumming and Seny Daffe teaches dance. All levels welcome. Bring a water bottle and wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. $12 to $15 for drum class, $15 to $20 for dance class. 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro, Vt.

Art

Drop-in Art Buffet: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Craft projects change monthly. Materials provided. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-527-1031. slevine@ewmlibrary.org.

Potpourri

Westhampton Coffee ’n’ Chat: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.