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Arts & Culture Calendar: May 17 to May 23, 2018


Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Thursday, 17Dance

Scottish Country Dance Class: 7 to 9:30 p.m. $6 to $8. Florence Civic Center, 90 Park St., Florence. 413-527-3407. schmittcle@aol.com.

Literary Arts

“Days of Zines and Roses”: 7 p.m. A reading of selected poetry and prose by Philip B. Price and Shoshana Marchand. Free. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. abbie@signaturesounds.com.

Music

Annie Patterson and Peter Blood: 7 to 9 p.m. Join Annie Patterson and Peter Blood for an inspiring evening of music and hearing stories about their work creating their book “Rise Up Singing.” $12 to $15. CLICK Workspace, 9½ Market St., Northampton. 413-570-0040. accounts@clickworkspace.org.

Disc Jam Pre-Party Featuring Kung Fu with Shantyman and SixFoxWhisky: 8:30 p.m. Kung Fu: ’70s funk-fusion meets a modern dance party. SixFoxWhiskey blends rock, funk and jam. Shantyman blends funk, reggae, soul and rock ’n’ roll. $18 advance; $22 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Theater

“Epilogue”: 7:30 p.m. Works choreographed by dance faculty Gretel Schatz and Taylor King, and current students. $2 to $9. Reserve your ticket at bit.ly/2zAKkxD. Northfield Mount Hermon School’s Chiles Theater, Gill.

Art

West Springfield High School 18th Annual Student Fine Arts Festival: 6 to 8 p.m. Free. West Springfield High School, 425 Piper Road, West Springfield. kasunick@wsps.org.

Gowri Savoor: 7 p.m. Savoor will discuss her installation, “We Walk in Their Shadows,” on view through June 17. Regular admission is up to $8. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-0124. www.brattleboromuseum.org.

Festivals & Fairs

Third Thursday Summer Street Fair: 6 to 8 p.m. Music, food, artists, craftspeople and vendors will line the sidewalks from the Millers River north to the Dance Studio and all around Central Square and Memorial Park in Orange.

Potpourri

Whately Ham and Asparagus Supper: 6 p.m. $5 to $10. Whately Congregational Church, 177 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. 413-665-2653.

Birds of Prey: 7 p.m. With Tom Ricardi. Athol Historical Society, 1307 Main St., Athol.

Friday, 18Dance

“Words to Move by”: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Brattleboro School of Dance performs its 41st annual Spring Show. Free to $15. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-254-6884. bridget@brattleboroschoolofdance.com.

Contra Dance: 8 to 11 p.m. With caller Jeannine Ameduri. Come with or without a partner. No experience necessary. $10. Guiding Star Grange Hall, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield.

Literary Arts

Authors’ Cabaret: 4 to 8 p.m. Eight local authors and four musicians fill an afternoon soiree with spoken word and music. Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-588-4337. artists@anchorhouseartists.org.

Pulp Poetry Slam and Music Open Mic: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Twice a month poetry slam, poetry feature and music open mic. pulpslam.co $5. Free for ages 17 and under. Eastworks Room 160, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. pulppoetryslam@gmail.com.

Music

Cellist Stephen Katz: 7:30 p.m. $15. Florence Community Center, 140 Pine St., Florence. skatz@cellocelli.com.

Commencement Orchestra Concert: 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Celebrating the Class of ’18 in three special programs. Featuring soloists from the graduating class and repertory selected by the graduating seniors. Free. Sweeney Concert Hall, 144 Green St., Northampton. artsinfo@smith.edu.

PVPA Music Department Showcase: 7 to 9:30 p.m. PVPA’s Music Ensembles present two different performances each night. Pop, rock, classical, jazz and vocals. $5 to $10. Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, 15 Mulligan Drive, South Hadley. 413-552-1580 ext. 226. lcappello@pvpa.org.

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 ax or voice and a tune to join the fun. Free. Brew Practitioners, 36 Main St., Florence. 413-584-2444. dbartley123@gmail.com.

#doubledoseofdave: 6 to 8 p.m. Join #doubledoseofdave for an enchanting evening of keyboards, basses and duets of songs you’ll likely recognize. Free. Raven Hollow Winery, 436 Russellville Road, Westfield.

Father Willie: The Screening and Concert, Featuring Kimaya Diggs, Claudia Malibu and Gentle Hen: 7:30 p.m. Kimaya Diggs plays folk, jazz and soul. Claudia Malibu plays indie rock. Gentle Hen plays jangly, rocky, catchy, sweet songs. $8 to $12. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Hip Swayers Show: 7 to 8 p.m. New CD “Swayfully Yours!” will be available to purchase. Free. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. 508-723-2067. hipswayers@gmail.com.

Quebecois Trad Concert: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. A performance by Nicolas Babineau and Alexis Chartrand, two young Québécois musicians with a passion for traditional music with fiddles, guitar and rhythmic foot percussion. $15. Leverett Crafts & Arts, 13 Montague Road, Leverett. 413-548-9330. cynthia@crocker.com.

Rose Cora Perry and The Truth Untold: 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Rock band from Ontario, Canada on their Canadian Invasion Tour. Wayfaring Soul opens at 9:30 p.m. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413 863 2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

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

Valley Music Showcase: 8 to 11:45 p.m. Old Flame, Lush Honey, Zillawatt, Arc City Angels and Mike Spector compete for big prizes. Original music. Special guest The Heavy Calm. $5 to $8. New City Brewery, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-203-9764. valleymusicshowcase@gmail.com.

The Reprobate Blues Band: 7 to 9 p.m. Part of Friendly Town Live, the free all-ages concert series. The bandstand at Butterfield Park, 83 East River St., Orange.

Art

The Hendrix by Hatay Experience: May 18, 6:30 p.m. Multimedia event of Nona Hatay’s Jimi Hendrix art. Rare concert photos and original art. Music by Vernon Reid Band of Gypsys Revisited Band. $20 advance; $25 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Theater

“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.

“It Can’t Happen Here”: 7 p.m. A play is about the election of a fascist American president and the underground rising against him by a Vermont editor, and his family and friends. $6 to $12. Ashfield Town Hall, 412 Main St., Ashfield. 413-628-4574. knowlesda@msn.com.

“Red Bike and Mothering Her Memories”: 7:30 p.m. Plays by Caridad Svich and Zoe Rose Kriegler Wenk. Free. Hallie Flangan Studio Theater, Smith College, Northampton. smith.edu/smitharts.

“Split Personalities”: 7 to 10 p.m. Comedy as a Weapon presents Split Personalities, with comedian Robin Montague. Hosted by Kim Deshields. Free. City Sports Grille, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton. tlovett35@yahoo.com.

“Epilogue”: 8:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Film

“A Night of Lion Conservation”: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Screening of “Vanishing Kings: Desert Lions of the Namib” from Jackson Hole Wild, followed by a lion lecture. Donations welcome. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. info@clawsconservancy.org.

“Zombie”: 9:45 to 11:45 p.m. 1979 film. Part of the Late Nights series. Regular admission. Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst. amherstcinema.org.

“The Great McGinty”: 7 p.m. Pothole Pictures movie screening, plus live music by singer-songwriter, Ken Swiatek. Screening starts at 7:30 p.m. $4 to $6. Memorial Hall Theater, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls.

Festivals & Fairs

Ocean Fire Pottery Western Mass Spring Show: 5 to 8 p.m. Potter and Hatfield native Amy Clark offers a huge selection of one-of-a-kind, wood-fired pottery. Free. The Clark House & Gallery, 77 Depot Road, Hatfield. 207-450-3647. amy@oceanfirepottery.com.

Military History Expo: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 50 percent off adult tickets online at History-expo.com $5 to $20. 645 South Main St., Orange. 978-248-9875. militaryhistoryexpo@gmail.com.

Potpourri

Amherst Woman’s Club Open House: 4 to 6 p.m. 125th anniversary open house at newly renovated building. Tea served. Amherst Woman’s Club, 35 Triangle St., Amherst.

“Long River, Deep History”: 7:30 p.m. Authors Lisa Brooks and Christine DeLucia to speak on the intersecting histories and memories of the Connecticut River. Book sale and signing. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-773-9818. nolumbekaproject@gmail.com.

Saturday, 19Dance

“Words to Move by”: 2 to 3:30 and 7:30 to 9 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Crossroads: 7 to 11 p.m. The band Crossroads to perform country, rock, pop and danceable music. Free. Loyal Order of Moose, 20 School St., Greenfield. 413-773-9030. wek123@verizon.net.

Literary Arts

Jeanne Birdsall Book Reading: 11 a.m. Presenting the final book in the Penderwicks series. With WRSI radio host Monte Belmonte. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton.

Music

AEIOUkes: 10 a.m. to noon. For uke enthusiasts of all levels and experiences. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Amherst College Choral Society Commencement Concert: 9 to 10:30 p.m. $5 to $10. Five College student tickets are free. Buckley Recital Hall, 53 College St., Amherst. 413-542-2195. concerts@amherst.edu.

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

Carrie Ferguson: 7 p.m. Original pop, folk and rock, backed by a band of Gaslight Tinkers musicians. Benefit for Deer Paths Nature School. Snacks and desserts. Season finale for the Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse series until September. $6 to $15, children under 6 free. 6 Center Road, Wendell. www.wendellfullmoon.org.

Commencement Choral Concert: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Celebrating the Class of ’18 in three special programs. Featuring soloists from the graduating class and repertory selected by the graduating seniors. Free. Sweeney Concert Hall, 144 Green St., Northampton. artsinfo@smith.edu.

PVPA Music Department Showcase: 7 to 9:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Faces of Bayon, Bunnies, John Trudeau and First Children: 9 to 11:30 p.m. Four styles of heavy, extended, psyched out jams. $7. 13th Floor Music Lounge, 99 Main St., Florence. 413-586-5705.

Ghostface Killah with The Problemaddicts, LS Camp: 8:30 p.m. American rapper and prominent member of the Wu-Tang Clan. $30, advance; $40, day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Montague Music Porchfest: Noon to 5 p.m. Musical tour of Montague. 17 bands: Balkan, classical, jazz, country-folk, funk, pop and more. Food truck. Walking/biking encouraged. $10 donations recommended. Various locations in Montague Center. 34 Main St., Montague. 413-367-2823. montaguemusicfest@yahoo.com. Montaguemusic.org.

Immortal Jellyfish and No Lens: 9:30 to midnight. Two funk/jam bands. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

Rootstock: Lakas: 8 p.m. A residency produced by Cait Simpson, celebrating the source and inspiration of local music and artistry and how it grows from community. $10 to $12. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Tim Grimm: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tim Grimm with sons, Jackson and Connor. $10 to $30. Mount Toby Friends Meeting, 194 Long Plain Road (Route 63), Leverett. 413-336-2589, mttobyconcerts.wordpress.com. musicofthepeople@gmail.com.

Vimana and the Big Why: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Vimana translates the world into psychedelic rock, jazz and funk. The Big Why mixes originals and covers. $10. Bookmill, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. ctesongs@gmail.com.

Zoe Darrow: 7 to 9 p.m. $10. First United Methodist Church/ Fusion Coffee House, 16 Court St., Westfield. robdrap@gmail.com.

Pioneer Valley Symphony Concert: 7:30 p.m. Featuring guest conductor Tian Hui Ng and soloist Tanya Solomon, viola. $5 to $25. Greenfield High School, 21 Barr Ave., Greenfield.

The Pistoleros: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Outlaw country dance party. Free. Deja Brew Café & Pub, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. 978-544-2739.

Compton & Newbury Bluegrass Duo: 8 p.m. $17 to $20. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.

Theater

Happier Family Comedy Show: 3 to 4 p.m. Geared for children ages 5 to 12. $4.50 to $9. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. workstudy@carlemuseum.org.

“It Can’t Happen Here”: 7 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“Epilogue”: 7:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Art

Family Time with Multi-Arts: 2 to 3 p.m. Create a collage that has everyone’s values and personality. Your family will choose images and words that spark excitement and meaning. Free. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 867 North Pleasant St., Amherst. 413-584-7951. info@multi-arts.org.

Film

“The Great McGinty”: 7 p.m. Pothole Pictures movie screening, plus live music by James Smith. Screening starts at 7:30 p.m. $4 to $6. Memorial Hall Theater, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls.

Festivals & Fairs

Bridge of Flowers Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to noon. Perennials from the bridge, annuals and more. Trinity Church Baptist Lot, Main Street, Shelburne Falls. 516-359-8081. glassmojo@gmail.com.

Easthampton Garden Club Plant Sale: 8 a.m. to noon. Plant donations encouraged. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-887-8883.

Garden Club of Amherst Annual Plant Sale: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Rain or shine. Cash only. Amherst Town Common, South Pleasant Street, Amherst Center. 413-253-7558. kathleenteagno@gmail.com.

Ocean Fire Pottery Western Mass Spring Show: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Southampton Flea Market: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organized by the Southampton Mothers Club. $10 to rent a space. Conant Memorial Park Parking Lot, 239 College Highway (Route 10), Southampton. 413-626-8837.

Southampton Plant Sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Southampton Woman’s Club holds annual Anita Smith Plant Sale. Conant Memorial Park, 239 College Highway (Route 10), Southampton.

Spring Fling Anniversary Thing: 1 to 4 p.m. Eighth year anniversary celebration. Demonstrations, refreshments. Sawmill River Arts Gallery, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. 413-367-2885.

Handmade Makers Market: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew, 8 Church St., Greenfield.

Potpourri

Florence Beef Dinner: 5:30 p.m. Free-will offering. Reservations encouraged. Florence Congregational Church, 130 Pine St., Florence. 413-584-1325.

Hadley Asparagus Supper: Sittings at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Baked ham and asparagus supper. Reservations required. Take out available; order by May 17. $12 prepay; $13 at the door. Children ages 6 to 12: $5/$6. First Congregational Church, Stockbridge Road, Hadley. 413-362-6654 or 413-584-4117.

Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum Seasonal Opening: 1 to 4:30 p.m. Open Saturday through Wednesday through Oct. 15. $1 to $5. Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, 130 River Dr. (Route 47), Hadley. 413-584-4699. pphmuseumassistant@gmail.com. www.pphmuseum.org.

Sunderland Asparagus Supper: 5:30 p.m. Roast pork and asparagus supper. $4 to $12. First Congregational Church of Sunderland, 91 South Main St., Sunderland. 413-665-2890.

Deerfield Mile: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. A fun run for kindergarten to sixth grade children, plus an open race for seventh grade through adult. Race starts at the pavilion behind Deerfield Elementary. $20. Deerfield Elementary School, 21 Pleasant St., South Deerfield.

Saturdoozy!: 6 to 10 p.m. For children ages 7 and up. DJ, dancing, games, ping-pong, arts and crafts, karaoke, face painting, movies, pizza and snacks. no parents allowed! $10 to $30; siblings half off. STUDIO4, 25 Main St., Fourth floor, Northampton. 413-570-4491. jenscdt@gmail.com.

Military History Expo: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Storybook Trail Featuring Squirt the Squirrel: Noon to 2 p.m. Hike the trail, read “Squirt the Squirrel,” by Liz Dawson in the storybook kiosks, and participate in arts and crafts. Free. Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, 69 Moodybridge Road, Hadley. 413-658-5403. Tasha_Daniels@fws.gov.

Day of Remembrance: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Commemoration of the 342nd anniversary of the Great Falls Massacre. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-773-9818. nolumbekaproject@gmail.com.

Sixth Annual Farm Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain date May 20. Up to $10. Greenfield Community Farm, 34 Glenbrook Drive, Greenfield.

Sunday, 20Dance

“Words to Move by”: 2 to 3:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“Uncertain Distances”: Noon to 5 p.m. Dance artists Meredith Bove and Lailye Weidman in residence. Through June 2. Free. A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-5553. lisathompson@apearts.org.

Literary Arts

Book Reading and Signing with Karma Kitaj: 3 p.m. Kitaj, a DVAA member, will read from her book “Beguiled.” Copies available for purchase. Donations accepted. Deerfield Valley Art Association, 105 Main St., Northfield.

Music

Artspace Student Recital: 3 to 4 p.m. Musical performance by Artspace private students and Strings For Kids students. Free. Donations welcome. The Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew, 8 Church St., Greenfield. 413-772-6811. info@artspacegreenfield.com.

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.

Brubeck Brothers Quartet with The Joe Belmont Experience: 7 p.m. Led by the sons of jazz giant Dave Brubeck (Chris and Dan), the quartet performs at concert series, colleges and festivals across around the world. $30 advance; $35 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Festibal-Danse Cafe: 4 to 6 p.m. Come listen, play, dance and enjoy. Live music. Dances are easy and include circles, lines and couples dances. Hors d’oeuvres potluck, cash bar. $7 to $12. Polish American Club, 46 Main St., South Deerfield. 413-548-9330. cynthia@crocker.com.

Hampshire Choral Society Spring Concert: 3 to 5 p.m. The Hampshire Choral Society orchestra and soloists perform Puccini’s Missa di Gloria, and a Mendelssohn setting of Psalm 95. Allan Taylor conducts. $10 to $25. UMass Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Dr., Amherst. 413-253-7184. mppritchard@comcast.net.

House of Hamill: 3 to 5 p.m. House of Hamill perform eclectic fiddle and original music. $18 to $25. Irish Cultural Center, 429 Morgan Road, West Springfield. 413-333-4951. irishcenterwne@gmail.com.

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

Legends of Beats and Grooves: 3 p.m. An educational meet and greet DJ showcase. Panel from three to four DJs. $15 to $20. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

The Pamela Means Band: 2 to 3 p.m. The Pamela Means Band delivers with their folk-rock mix of high-spirited originals and groovy covers. Free. Central Library Rotunda, 220 State St., Springfield. 413-263-6828, ext. 221. mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org.

Ukulele Strum Along: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Easy songs, laid back instruction. Sign up required to borrow a ukulele. Call 413-259-3096 to reserve an instrument. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-259-3223. ryanj@joneslibrary.org.

The Valley Winds: “From Russia with Love”: 4 p.m. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. aomtheatre.com.

Vocal Voyagers: 5 to 7 p.m. A participatory vocal journey, playing with structures, using basic improvisation — short phrases, tones, rhythms — to build a layered group sound. $10 to $15. Florence Community Center, Creative Resonance Studio, 140 Pine St., Studio 1, Florence. 831-454-6342. musicglenn@yahoo.com.

Noson Lawen: 6 to 9 p.m. Share Welsh stories, poetry, singing and music. Tap House Grille, 1506 Riverdale St., West Springfield. 860-987-7097. WelshWNE@gmail.com.

Theater

“It Can’t Happen Here”: 2 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Evening of One Act Plays: 7:30 p.m. Featuring: “No DeLorean,” by Stephen Fruchtman; “Behind Closed Doors,” by Hannah St. Jean; “2082,” by Izzy Salant; and “Savage The Musical,” by Nicolette Blount and Lindel Hart. $10. Reserve by calling 413-233-4368. Montague Common Hall, 34 Main St., Montague Center.

Comedy

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

Art

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.

Paint and Sip Fundraiser: 2 to 4 p.m. Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit New Hingham Regional Elementary School’s sixth-grade class. Learn to paint “Sunflowers in Vase Sign” on an authentic roof slate tile. $35. Brewmasters Tavern, 4 Main St., Williamsburg. 413-205-8346. mliglesias@ymail.com.

Festivals & Fairs

Cummington Plant Sale: 10:30 a.m. Hilltown Seed Saving Network holds sale. Community House, Main Street, Cummington. hilltownseeds.wordpress.com.

Ocean Fire Pottery Western Mass Spring Show: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Military History Expo: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Potpourri

18th Annual Walkathon for NAMI-Western Massachusetts: 11 a.m. Music, hot dogs, refreshments, guest speakers, raffles and T-shirts. Visit namiwm.org/events for an entry form. Free. Stanley Park, Beveridge Pavilion, 400 Western Ave., Westfield. 413-786-9139. information@namiwm.org.

CircusNEXT: Noon to 1:30 p.m. NECCA’s Youth Performance Troupes share their bendy and high-flying talents in this annual end-of-year showcase. $5 to $25. New England Center for Circus Arts, 10 Town Crier Drive, Brattleboro, Vt. 802-254-9780. info@necenterforcircusarts.com.

Blessing of the Bicycles: 11:30 a.m. Pastor Liza Knapp of the First Church of Deerfield will offer good-natured blessings to bicyclers and bikes, followed by refreshments on the Deerfield Town Common (under tents) with activities for children and families. Special guest the Rev. Laura Everett, author of “Holy Spokes: The Search for Urban Spirituality on Two Wheels.” Deerfield Town Common, Old Main Street, Deerfield.

Monday, 21Dance

Country Two-Step: 6 to 7 p.m. $75. Greenfield Community College, 1 College Drive, Greenfield. 413-775-1663. non-credit@gcc.mass.edu.

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

“Uncertain Distances”: Noon to 5 p.m. See Sunday’s listing.

Literary Arts

“Play It As It Lays” Book Discussion: 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Forbes Great Books group will discuss “Play It As It Lays” by Joan Didion. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. hcethatsme@gmail.com.

Music

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.

Theater

“Tales From the Sandman”: 7 p.m. A free production by Berklee College theater students. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. www.hawksandreed.com.

Comedy

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

Potpourri

Sunderland Playgroup: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Drop-in playgroup for children up to age 5. Sunderland Elementary School, 1 Swampfield Dr., Sunderland. 413-665-1151.

Tuesday, 22Dance

“Uncertain Distances”: Noon to 5 p.m. See Sunday’s listing.

Literary Arts

Wheeler Light: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Northampton Poetry presents Wheeler Light, a Pushcart Prize nominee and member of the 207 Mercury Cafe NPS team. $3 to $4. The Deuce, 50 Conz St., Northampton. 413-586-3315. northamptonpoetry@gmail.com.

Music

Barstow’s May Burger Night: 5 to 7 p.m. Barstow’s first Burger Night of the year. The grill runs from 5 to 7 p.m. and the kitchen is open until 8 p.m. Live music and a sunset ice cream cruise. Bring your own beverage. $8 to $13. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley. 413-586-2142. info@barstowslongviewfarm.com.

Drumming with Ellen Clegg: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Discover the inspiring healing power of drumming for ourselves and our community. Improv from 6 to 6:45 p.m.; Rhythms and Techniques from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. $65 for six weeks or $14 per drop in. 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. Hartford-based trombonist Steve Davis 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.

Scott Guberman Band: 7 p.m. Scott Guberman performs with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh. The band consists of the best musicians playing Grateful Dead and related music. $10 advance; $15 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Recital Chorus Spring Concert: 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of Margery Heins, with Amy Roberts-Crawford, accompanist. Free. Greenfield Community College’s Sloan Theater, College Drive, Greenfield.

Film

“Living While Dying”: 7 to 9 p.m. Uplifting documentary about coming to terms with mortality. Filmmaker in attendance. $3 to $5 suggested donation. 62 North Prospect St., Amherst. cathyzheutlin0@gmail.com.

Potpourri

United Way of Hampshire County Awards Celebration Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. $35. Mullins Center, Commonwealth Avenue, UMass Amherst. uwhampshire.org.

Pokemon Club: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. ehampton@cwmars.org.

Strengthening Families Program: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Seven-session program for families with 10- to 14-year-olds. Register online: www.easthamptoncoalition.org Free. White Brook Middle School, 200 Park St., Easthampton. 413-207-5725. rever@epsd.us.

Wednesday, 23Dance

“Uncertain Distances”: Noon to 5 p.m. See Sunday’s listing.

Literary Arts

Book Reading: Joan Livingston: 6:30 p.m. Author Joan Livingston will read from her new mystery, “Chasing the Case,” which is set in the hilltowns of western Massachusetts. Free. Boswell’s Books, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls.

Stephen Platt Book Reading: 7 p.m. Platt presents his new book “Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China’s Last Golden Age.” Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main St., Northampton.

Music

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

Diana Alvarez and Amber Belle: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Two solo singers in one show. Alvarez sings traditional Mexican standards, originals and more. Belle’s roots are in folk and country. 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.

Wednesday Tunes Series: Mantis Toboggan: 7 to 9 p.m. The Wednesday Tunes Series features free live music by local western Massachusetts musicians. 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.

Theater

“Adventures in Liking My Looks: ‘Normal’ Must Be So Boring!”: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Adventures in Liking My Looks” is a funny, spirited, sometimes poignant one-woman play that shows how all bodies, even “non-normal,” ones are beautiful. Free. Sixteen Acres Branch Library, 1187 Parker St., Springfield. 413-263-6858. rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org.

Film

Resistance Film Series: “Death and Taxes”: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 28 people offer their motivations and methods of resisting the war machine with their taxes. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Potpourri

Southampton Story Hour: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Story hour and play group with Miss Lynne. Free. Edwards Public Library, 30 East St., Southampton. 413-527-9480. jdouglass@cwmars.org.

Baby Time with Moira: 10 to 10:30 a.m. Lively music and movement, as well as collaborative play, to strengthen the parent/child bond and stimulate their growing minds. For children up to 15 months old. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. ehampton@cwmars.org.