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Arts & Culture Calendar: Week of March 22 to 28, 2018


Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Thursday, 22 Dance

“Alive with Dance I: Intrinsic Blur”: 7:30 p.m. Continues March 23. Senior UMass dance majors present their thesis choreography. Free to $10. Bowker Auditorium, UMass Amherst. 413-545-2511. mlonghi@umass.edu.

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

“1917 Copper! WWI and the War on Labor”: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Charlie King and Candace Cassin recreate a 1917 mine disaster, strike and deportation, using historic narrative, original songs and PowerPoint images. Free. Holyoke Heritage State Park Visitor’s Center, 221 Appleton St., Holyoke. 413-534-1723. charlie.lotspeich@state.ma.us.

Author Visit with Lisa Yee: 4 to 5 p.m. Lisa Yee has written about Wonder Woman, Batgirl and other heroines for DC's “Super Hero High” series. Signing to follow and books available for purchase. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst.

Music

May Erlewine: 7 to 9 p.m. An evening of traditional folk, old time country swing, soul, and rock and roll. $12 to $15. CLICK Workspace, 9 ½ Market St., Northampton. accounts@clickworkspace.org.

Music Together Class: 5 to 6 p.m. Free. All Saint’s Episcopal Church, 7 Woodbridge St., South Hadley. 413-259-9400. debbie@valleymusicgroup.com.

Mark Erelli: 7 to 10 p.m. Mixtape draws on inspiration from the past 50 years of popular music, covering artists Erelli considers to be fundamental influences. $17 to $20. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 413-341-3317. info@signaturesounds.com.

Music and the New England Trail: 7 to 9 p.m. Hear music performed by the New England Trail’s artist-in-residence Ben Cosgrove. Free. UMass Commonwealth Honors College, Events Hall Room 160 West, 157 Commonwealth Ave., Amherst. 413-835-4591. blikely@outdoors.org.

That1Guy: 8 to 10:30 p.m. Mike Silverman, also known as That1Guy. $12 to $17. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. 802-579-9960. stonechurchvt@gmail.com.

Theater

“Shut Up, Emily Dickinsontha!”: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. A pseudo-historical, quasi-biographical, hysterically existential psycho-romance about America’s most brilliant and annoying poetess. Free. Acting Studio 1, Smith College, 122 Green St., Northampton. artsinfo@smith.edu.

Film

“Left on Pearl”: 4 to 6 p.m. Film screening and discussion with activist Rochelle Ruthchild about the 1971 occupation of 888 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, by the women’s liberation movement Free. Dewey Common Room, Smith College, Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

“Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe”: 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Drama telling the story of the Austrian writer and his life in exile from 1936 to 1942. Free. Stirn Auditorium, Amherst College, Amherst. 413-542-2312. mhowes@amherst.edu.

Festivals & Fairs

Western Massachusetts Home & Garden Show: Continues March 23 to 25. $10. Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

Potpourri

Easthampton Adult Game Night: 6 to 10 p.m. Play cornhole, 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.

“A Place for Madness”: 7 p.m. Documentary on the effects of the closing of Northampton State Hospital. Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge St., Northampton. historicnorthampton.org.

WordPress Meetup: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Bring questions about how to plan website content and navigation. Topics include site purpose, goals, users/audience, content audits, Google analytics, brainstorming blog topics, information architecture, functionality, accessibility, layout and design. Register at bit.ly/2GRgBkR. Room 2D, Second Floor, Marlboro College Grad Center, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro, Vt.

“The Shubenacadies”: 6:30 p.m. The story of an early art club in Amherst. Talk by Annaliese Bischoff. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst.

Friday, 23 Dance

The Bang Group: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Bang Group performs “Rhythm in Shoes,” an evening of rhythm and fun with toe shoes, tap shoes and Velcro suits. $12 to $20. Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College, 90 Wyman Way, Keene, N.H. 603-358-2168. boxoffice@keene.edu.

“Nevertheless”: 8 p.m. Continues March 24. Mount Holyoke College senior capstone dance concert featuring Emily Clark, Alice Fan, Maggie Golder, Morgan Brachfeld, Louisa Rader and Helena Valvur. $3 to $5. Studio Theater, Kendall Sports and Dance Complex, Mount Holyoke College, 50 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2848. mhc.senior.concert.ad@gmail.com.

Music

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. $3 to $10. Kellogg Street, Amherst. 413-549-6748. eva@amherstfolkdancing.org. www.amherstfolkdancing.org

Crooked Coast: 10 p.m. Part of the “People Say” East Coast tour. For ages 21 and up. $5. Bishops Lounge, 959 West Chestnut St., Northampton. crookedcoast@gmail.com. crookedcoast.com.

Damien Sneed, Piano: 8 p.m. Damien Sneed offers a diverse solo piano program of Bach, Beethoven and more. $18. Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College, Amherst. 413-542-2195. concerts@amherst.edu.

Guest Recital: 8 to10 p.m. Victoria Fraser, soprano, with members of the Smith College Music Department. Free. Sweeney Concert Hall, 144 Green St., Northampton. artsinfo@smith.edu.

“Jamherst!”: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free three-day music festival, continues March 24, 6 to 9 p.m., and March 25, 1 to 4 p.m. Multiple locations in downtown Amherst. Free. 35 South Pleasant St., Amherst. 413-345-2945. ann@amherstdowntown.com.

Jim Eagan and Dennis Avery: 5 to 7 p.m. Jim Eagan, guitar and vocals; Dennis Avery, dobro. Folk and blues with a bit of swing. Free. Fort Hill Brewery, 30 Fort Hill Road, Easthampton. jimeaganmusic@yahoo.com.

Julian Gerstin Sextet: 8 to 10:30 p.m. “New Songs of the Old City.” Jazz drawing on styles from Athens, Istanbul, Havana, Fort-de-France and the streets of San Francisco. $15. Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main St., Northampton. julian@juliangerstin.com.

Terzett Quartett Soundscapes: 7 to 9 p.m. David Messmer, piano; John Messmer, double bass; Ron Freshley, wind and reeds; and Anders Griffen, drums. $12 to $15. Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-588-4337. artists@anchorhouseartists.org.

Research in Music Series: Braxton Shelley: 2:30 p.m. A talk by Braxton Shelley, assistant professor at the Radcliffe Institute and Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Free. Fine Arts Center Room 365, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Valley Music Showcase: 8 to 11:45 p.m. Sodada, Merrill Shepard, Pilgrims, Screaming Hearts and GinjaLowMain compete for prizes from local sponsors. Special guest Snowhaus. $5 to $8. New City Brewery, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-203-9764. valleymusicshowcase@gmail.com.

“Spread Eagle”: 7:30 p.m. Tribute to The Eagles by Another Tequila Sunrise. The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main St., Keene, N.H. 603-352-2033.

Comedy

Josie’s Magical Flute and Friends: 7:30 to 9 p.m. A troupe of veteran improv comedy performers. $7. Shea Theater, Avenue A, Turners Falls.

Art

“Spring Clearance and Seconds Sale”: 3 to 6 p.m. Continues 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 24. Teta Hilsdon Stoneware Pottery along with six other local artists. 79 Cedar St., Brattleboro, Vt.

Film

“The King and I”: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Continues March 24. Pothole Pictures presentation of the 1956 film. $4 to $6. Shelburne Falls Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9413. shelburnejackieb@gmail.com.

Potpourri

“Chagall at the Circus”: 5:30 p.m. Unveiling of two circus lithographs by painter Marc Chagall. Includes a short performance. New England Center for Circus Arts, 10 Town Crier Drive, Brattleboro, Vt.

Soup and Song: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Boiler Bar & Grille, 245 Tully Road, Orange.

Saturday, 24 Music

“All Cooped Up”: 7 to10 p.m. 13 acts including folk, country, pop and Americana. $5 to 15. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. pattex@crocker.com.

Music Together Class: 10 to 11 a.m. Call in advance to reserve a space. Free. South Congregational Church, 1066 South East St., Amherst. 413-259-9400. debbie@valleymusicgroup.com.

Darlingside: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The Massachusetts-based quartet’s wide-open arrangements are marked by the vocal interplay of the four singers. $20 to $25. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. 413-341-3317. info@signaturesounds.com.

Who’s Bad: 8 p.m. Michael Jackson tribute. The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main St., Keene, N.H.

David Ambrosio/Russ Meissner Sextet: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. David Ambrosio/Russ Meissner Sextet featuring Loren Stillman and Nate Radley $10. Flywheel Arts Collective, 43 Main St., Easthampton. 413-527-9800. info@flywheelarts.org.

Donny McCaslin Quartet Featuring Jason Lindner: 8 to 11 p.m. Donny McCaslin and Jason Lindner were core musicians on David Bowie’s final album, “Blackstar.” $20 to $40. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Suite 222, Brattleboro, Vt. 802-254-9088. ginger@vtjazz.org.

Stained Glass Window Celebration: 11 a.m. to noon. Celebration of the reinstallation of Tiffany and Rose stained glass windows. Short program and reception. Free. First Churches, 129 Main St., Northampton. 413-584-9392. www.firstchurches.org.

Pioneer Valley Symphony: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Lalo Symphonie Espagnole with violinist Sarah Hadley Yakir and the Pioneer Valley Symphony. $5 to $25. John M Greene Hall, 60 Elm St., Northampton. 413-773-3664. pvsoffice@pvso.org.

Farley Stringed Band: 10 a.m. to noon. Formerly known as the Farley Five. With light refreshments. Greenfield Savings Bank, 282 Avenue A, Turners Falls.

Theater

“Time Traveling Stories: Angeline Palmer”: 2 p.m. Multi-arts time traveling theatrical adventure to the 1840’s featuring Angeline Palmer, a brave African American girl saved from slavery with the help of the town. Free. Barnes & Noble, Route 9, Hadley. 413-584-7951. info@multi-arts.org.

“The Cheese Stands Alone”: 2:30 p.m. Mini musical. $8 to $12. Memorial Hall, 198 Main St., Monson. www.greeneroomproductions.com. 413-668-7284.

Art

“Jump Start Those Drawing Skills!”: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Build confidence and skill in your drawing abilities. Includes drawing exercises and opportunities to create finished works. $65. Artspace Community Arts Center, 15 Mill St., Greenfield. 413-772-6811. info@artspacegreenfield.com.

Festivals & Fairs

8th Annual Bridal Jewelry Show: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Show with Chris Ploof and Sholdt Design. Don Muller Gallery, 40 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-1119.

South Deerfield Easter Bazaar: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Homemade pierogi, babka and kolach breads, cheesecake, Kruschiki, butter lambs, kielbasa, Pysanky eggs, Nina’s scarves and jewelry, raffles and more. Free. Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Church, 44 Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield. 413-559-8828. quyken64@outlook.com.

27th Annual Women’s Film Festival: Noon to 9:30 p.m. Featuring films from every genre, created by women and about women, for everyone. Continues through March 25. $8 to $10. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-7364. development@womensfreedomcenter.net.

Potpourri

“Pioneer Valley March For Our Lives”: Noon to 1 p.m. March from Northampton High School to City Hall to demand legislative action. Free. Northampton High School, 380 Elm St., Northampton. 413-588-4516. pvmarchforourlives@gmail.com.

First Child in the Woods: 10 to 11 a.m. Caregiver and infant/toddler walk. This one-hour hike allows children to discover the natural world. Families with children ages 5 and under. $5 to $7. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: 8 to 11 a.m. $5. Free for children under 5. Picture with the Easter Bunny, $5. Granby American Legion, 74 Pleasant St., Granby.

Jones Library Children’s Music Series: 10:30 a.m. The Nields perform. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-259-3091. kids@joneslibrary.org.

Indoor Mini Golf: 2 to 8 p.m. Continues 1 to 6 p.m. on March 25. Free. Athol Public Library, 568 Main St., Athol. 978-249-9515.

Buckland Maple Breakfast: 8 to 11:30 a.m. Homemade pancakes with real maple syrup, fruit compote, scrambled eggs, meat or veggie sausage, home fries, orange juice, coffee, tea, cocoa and milk. Also a raffle and live music. Free to $10. Proceeds support Buckland Public Library. Mary Lyon Church, Upper Street, Buckland.

Rabies Clinic: Noon to 2 p.m. $20 per pet. Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter, 10 Sandy Lane, Turners Falls. 413-676-9182.

“World War Women: The Unsung Heroines of World War II”: 2 p.m. Presented by Judith Kalaora. Free. Reservations required. Springfield Armory National Historic Site, 1 Armory Square, Suite 2, Springfield. 413-734-8551.

Sunday, 25 Music

Banish Misfortune: 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.

“Celebrations!”: 4 p.m. Valley Winds perform a concert in collaboration with South Hadley Chorale. Donation at the door. Belchertown High School, 41 Pelham Road, Belchertown.

Dedication of New Southampton Church Sanctuary Organ: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Celebration and reflection of hymns by Bach and more during the dedication service. Free. First Congregational Church of Southampton, 212 College Highway, Southampton. 413-527-1173. churchoffice@shcong.org.

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.

Love Song Cafe: 3 p.m. Porch and torch songs. Donation to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Easthampton Congregational Church, 112 Main St., Easthampton. 413-527-4790.

Rosie Porter: 3 to 6 p.m. Rosie Porter on keyboard, accompanied by Tom LeBeau and Doug Beaumier on guitar and lap steel. Classic country and folk music. Free. Fort Hill Brewery, 30 Fort Hill Road, Easthampton.

UMass Guest Artist Concert: 4:30 p.m. The UMass Department of Music and Dance presents The Percussion Collective Robert van Sice, featuring music by Steve Reich and Garth Neustadter. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Wandering Shade: 8 to 11 p.m. Wandering Shade, the electric guitar trio of Kryssi Battalene, Sarah Louise and Rosali Middleman is joined by Willie Lane and Head of Wantastiquet. $10. Brick House Community Resource Center, 24 Third St., Turners Falls. northernroutesmusic@gmail.com.

Theater

Bread & Puppet Presents “The Basic Bye-bye Show”: 6 p.m. Bread and Puppet is one of the oldest, nonprofit, self-supporting theatrical companies in the country. $10 to $25. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Film

“The Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees”: 2 to 4 p.m. Diana Beresford-Kroeger takes us on a global tour of spectacular forests, that we might come to their defense. Registration appreciated. Free. Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St., Amherst. 413-256-6006. info@hitchcockcenter.org.

Superhero Sundays: 2 to 5 p.m. Free movie showing for teens and their families. Titles will be PG-13. Free. Lilly Library, 19 Meadow St., Northampton. 413-587-1500. shertel-fernandez@cwmars.org.

Monday, 26 Dance

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 Library, 1046 Southeast St., Amherst. amherstcd.org.

Literary Arts

Poetry Discussion Group: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Every Monday, the group convenes to discuss the work of a particular poet. No prior reading or preparation required. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

“Cook the Books”: 6:30 p.m. Make a recipe to share from “The Home Cook” by Alex Guarnaschelli. Sign up at Tilton Library or by emailing tiltonlibrary@cwmars.org. Deerfield Town Hall, 8 Conway St., Deerfield.

Music

Jeff Holmes Big Band Featuring Dawning Holmes: 7:30 to 10 p.m. 17 piece big band plays compositions with vocalist Dawning Holmes, and musicians from Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York City. Jazz, blues, soul and more. Free. The 121 Club at Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. jwholmes@umass.edu, dawna@fathomarts.com.

UMass Opus One Chamber Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. The UMass Department of Music and Dance presents a faculty-student collaboration, with various members of the string faculty. Free to $10. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst. 413-545-2511. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Film

“Forbidden Room”: 7 to 9 p.m. Far Out Film Discussion is like a book club: watch the movie, then attend the meeting to discuss. This month’s film is Guy Maddin’s “Forbidden Room.” Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Movie Monday: 8 to 11:30 p.m. Cult and classic movies, TV and concert footage. Free. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-9960. siriusfunster@gmail.com.

Potpourri

Let Your Yoga Dance: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Meditative movement based on yoga poses and music with a Kripalu-trained instructor. $5 to $7. Easthampton Council on Aging & Enrichment Center, 19 Union St., Easthampton. 413-527-6151 ext. 16. Kjensen@easthampton.org.

Mental Illness/Addictions Support Group: 5:30 to 7 p.m. A support group for families of people living with mental illness and substance abuse. $5 to $25. Baystate Medical Practices Conference Room, 325-B King St., Northampton. 413-320-7939. bbradleygilbert@gmail.com.

“Mornings on the Farm”: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Weekly program guides children up to age 4 through the wonders of life on a farm. $10 to $20. Red Gate Farm, 4 Norman Road, Ashfield. 413-625-9503. jake@redgatefarm.org.

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

Senior Fitness Class: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Class designed for ages 55 and up to give a whole body workout. Includes stretching, cardio-dance, strength training and seated yoga. $56 for all 8 weeks, $7 per class. Hadley Senior Center, 46 Middle St., Hadley. 413-586-4023. lynnenicole8@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, 27 Dance

Two-Step, Foxtrot, West Coast Swing: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Two classes per style. No experience is required and you don’t need to bring a partner. $75 for 6 classes. Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, 80 Locust St., Northampton. 413-587-1414 ext. 3530. ltiley@smithtec.org.

Music

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. New York City-based trombonist, euphonium and vocalist Jim Fryer 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.

Old Flame: 7 to 10 p.m. The indie-rock band spins grit and honey-rasp vocals into a psychedelic post-punk nostalgia with an afterglow of raw blues. $10 to $15. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 413-923-2800. info@signaturesounds.com.

“Brass of UMass”: 7:30 p.m. The Department of Music and Dance presents a showcase of its various brass chamber ensembles. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Comedy

Comedy in the Wheelhouse with host Jon Ross: 8 p.m. Award-winning comedian and writer Jon Ross. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Art

Watercolor Classes: 10 a.m. Lathrop Inn, 100 Bassett Brook Drive, Easthampton. 413-527-1838. mt72artist@gmail.com.

Film

Holyoke Community College French Film Festival: 7 to 9 p.m. Screening “The Stopover” (2016). D. and M. Coulin. Two female soldiers spend time with their unit at a resort hotel on Cyprus after a tour of duty. English subtitles. Free. Leslie Philips Theater, Holyoke Community College, 303 Homestead Ave., Holyoke. sabinecharton@hotmail.com.

Potpourri

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

Wednesday, 28 Music

Holy Week for Kids: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Participate in hands-on activities that tell the story of Jesus’ last week. Free. South Congregational Church, 1066 South East St., South Amherst. 413-253-2977. Afoleyruiz@gmail.com.

Javanese Gamelan Performance & Workshop: 7 to 9 p.m. Featuring central Javanese Gamelan musicians on tour from Solo, Indonesia. Workshop to follow performance. Free. Earle Recital Hall, Sage Hall, 144 Green St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

“Little Roots” Music Classes: 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. A hands-on interactive music program for children ages 3 months to 5 years old and their adults. $150 for 10-week series or $18 drop-in. Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St., Suite 255, Easthampton. 336-407-9074. littlerootsmusic@gmail.com.

“Music for Little Ones”: 10 to 11 a.m. Infants to age 5 and their caregivers are invited to join Pops Hooten for musical fun. Register in advance. Free. Clapp Memorial Library, 19 South Main St., Belchertown. 413-323-0417. smccormick@cwmars.org.

Musicians in Residence: Rub Wrongways Records: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Join Thane Thomsen and Henning Ohlenbusch of Rub Wrongways Records for a songwriting workshop. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

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

Phoebe Hunt and The Gatherers with Zoë Darrow: 7 to 10 p.m. $12 to $15. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 413-923-2800. info@signaturesounds.com.

Literary Arts

Archibald MacLeish Literary Society: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Group of readers dedicated to reading classics in world literature. Read 50 pages weekly and discuss using a close reading approach. Free. MacLeish Conference Room, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield. michaeldoherty37@gmail.com. 310-529-8908.

“Science for the People”: 7 p.m. Sigrid Schmalzer and Daniel Chard present their new book “Science for the People: Documents from America's Movement of Radical Scientists.” Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main St., Northampton.

Melih Levi and Lindsay Stern: 8 p.m. Two writers and recent Amherst College graduates read from their work. Free. Pruyne Lecture Hall, Amherst College, Amherst.

Festivals & Fairs

Holyoke Community College French Film Festival: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Screening “Fatima” (2015). Story of a divorced North-African woman in Lyon, cleaning offices to provide her daughters with a better future. English subtitles. Free. Leslie Philips Theater, Holyoke Community College, 303 Homestead Ave., Holyoke. sabinecharton@hotmail.com.

Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival: 7:30 to 10 p.m. 25th anniversary season. Free. UMass Amherst Flavin Family Auditorium, 121 President’s Drive, Amherst. 413-545-2341. shimpach@umass.edu.

Film

Film Screening by Elaine Mayes: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Screening of “Summers with Helen” followed by a talk with filmmaker, Elaine Mayes. Free. Liebling Center, Room 120, 893 West St., Hampshire College, Amherst. 413-559-5492. aravett@hampshire.edu.

Resistance Film Series: “Heather Booth”: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. “Heather Booth: Changing the World” profiles a renowned community organizer who impacted pivotal moments in progressive movements over the last 50 years. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

“Juliana v. U.S.”: 6:30 p.m. An evening of film and discussion about how 21 children and young adults ages 9 to 21 are challenging the role of government in preserving a livable climate for its children. Organized by the joint film committee of Greening Greenfield and the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice. With Teresa Jones, coordinator of sustainable science programs at Greenfield Community College. Refreshments. Free. First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St., Greenfield.

“King Kong: Fistful of Quarters”: 7 p.m. Free. Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main St., Keene, N.H.

Potpourri

“100 Who Care”: 5:30 p.m. Franklin County collective fundraising party. Group gathers three times a year to meet neighbors, learn about local charities and give them a collective donation. The goal is to reach 100 people this year. Members commit to attending and donating $33 three times a year. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield.

Drop-in Chess: 1 to 3 p.m. Drop in for part or all of these casual chess meets. All experience levels welcome. Please bring your own set if you have one. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Wine and Microbrew Tasting: 6 to 8 p.m. Ticket includes wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres. Sponsored by Champney’s Restaurant and Tavern at the Deerfield Inn. All proceeds benefit Tilton Library. $20 to $25. Champney’s Restaurant, 81 Old Main St., Deerfield. 413-665-4683. tiltonlibrary@cwmars.org.

Homeschool Halfdays: 9 a.m. to noon. Homeschoolers enjoy a weekly, hands-on, learning-through-farming experience. $20 per half day, $200 full session. Red Gate Farm, 4 Norman Road, Ashfield. 413-625-9503. jake@redgatefarm.org.

“Transfiguring Boys Love (BL) Media in Asia”: 7 to 8 p.m. James Welker is associate professor in the Department of Cross Cultural Studies at Kanagawa University in Tokyo, Japan. Free. Graham Auditorium, Hillyer, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Kids’ Storytime Yoga: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. A free six-session series for children ages 6 to 12. Register in advance. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1010. sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org.