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Arts & Culture Calendar for week of Jan. 11, 2018


Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Thursday, 11 Art

Artist Talk with Joan O’Beirne: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Artist Joan O’Beirne, whose installation “The Scarf” is on view in the East Gallery, discusses her work. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. 802-257-0124. intern@brattleboromuseum.org

Film

“Mountain Park Memories” and “From Tee to Green: A History of the Orchards”: 6 p.m. Films focusing on western Massachusetts history. Free. Gaylord Library, South Hadley. gaylordlibrary.org

Music

The Equalites: 9 p.m. A staple in the Pioneer Valley reggae scene. $5. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com

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

Luke Baillargeon: 6 to 8 p.m. Live Italian music. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. 413-532-1800. info@logcabin-delaney.com

Neko Case: 8 p.m. $29.50 to $39.50. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. academyofmusictheatre.com

Theatre

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”: 7:30 p.m. Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” the Broadway Musical. $12 to $22. Bowker Auditorium at UMass Amherst, Stockbridge Hall, Amherst. 413-259-3065. producer@alsct.org

Potpourri

Easthampton Adult Game Night: 6 to 10 p.m. Make new friends at Mill 180 Park’s Thursday Adult Games Night while you play corn hole, chess, giant Jenga, Gaga ball or bring a game of your own. Free. Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-977-1538. art@susannawhite.com

Friday, 12 Art

Second Friday: 4 to 7 p.m. Art making for all ages inspired by works on view. Guided conversation exploring an art object. Free. Smith College Museum of Art, Elm St. at Bedford Terrace, Northampton. 413-585-2760. artmuseum@smith.edu

Dance

Amherst International Folkdancing: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Line, circle and couple dances from Balkans, Middle East, Eastern Europe. No partner needed. $3 to $10, sliding scale donation. Unitarian Meetinghouse, 121 N. Pleasant St., Amherst. 413-549-6748. eva@amherstfolkdancing.org

Drum & Dance: 8 to 11:30 p.m. A hybrid between a freestyle boogie and a drum circle, this is a community event where drummers and dancers are equals and co-creators. $5 to $10. Kids 9 and younger get in free. The Episcopal Church of St. James & Andrew, 71 Federal St., Greenfield. 413-658-7011. jasper@dancespree.org

Music

Caleb Wetherbee: 7 to 9 p.m. Wetherbee performs original songs, contemporary folk, ballads, country-blues as part of the Great Falls Coffeehouse. $6 to $12. Children get in for free. Friends of Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-863-3221.

The Dead Collective: 8 p.m. Western Massachusetts’ premier Grateful Dead tribute experience. $10. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com

Deidre Reilly: 7 p.m. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. 413-532-1800. info@logcabin-delaney.com

Heather Maloney EP Release Concert: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Heather Maloney comes to the Stone Church in Brattleboro to celebrate the release of her EP “Just Enough Sun.” $15 to $20. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. 802-579-9960. siriusfunster@gmail.com

Music Under the Grow Lights Anniversary Concert Series: 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-977-1538. art@susannawhite.com

Night Tree: 7:30 p.m. Sextet Night Tree creates original music that borrows from the Swedish, Jewish and American folk tradition. $25 general admission, $20 for seniors at the door. Discounted admission tickets for sale at: www.stonechurcharts.org or by calling 802-460-0110. Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls.

The NU band: 7 p.m. Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares presents. $15. 121 Club, Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. jazzshares.org

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

UU Arts Night Out: 7 to 9 p.m. Bobby D presents Folk Sounds of the Valley with Jim Armenti and Tom Dews. Free. Unitarian Society, 220 Main St., Northampton. 413-585-1074. periodyssey1876@gmail.com

Valley Music Showcase: 8 to 11:30 p.m. Intonition, Matt Byrde, Lunar Carnival, Matus-Salins Band, and Snowhaus compete for big prizes. Celebrity Judges plus special Guest Shokazoba. $5 advance, $8 at the door. New City Brewery, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-203-9764. valleymusicshowcase@gmail.com

Theatre

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”: 7:30 p.m. Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” the Broadway Musical. $12 to $22. Bowker Auditorium at UMass Amherst, Stockbridge Hall, Amherst. 413-259-3065. producer@alsct.org

Potpourri

Girls’ Night Out: 5 to 7 p.m. This month: Vision Board Workshop. $25 includes all materials. RSVP. Mary Ann’s Dance & More, 93 Mt. Tom Ave., Easthampton. 413-282-0054.

Saturday, 13

Comedy

Happier Valley Comedy Show: 8 to 10 p.m. All-new monthly improv comedy show. $13. Tickets available at the door. Doors open at 7:30. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-626-6261. info@happiervalley.com. www.happiervalley.com

More Improv More Better: 10 to 11 p.m. Open improv jam plus showcase set. Suggested donation $3 to $5. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-626-6261. info@happiervalley.com. www.happiervalley.com

Dance

Line Dancing: 7 to 9 p.m. Beginner line dancing with Deb Giaimo. Have fun learning new dances to a variety of music in a welcoming environment! $8. Que Viva Fitness, Fitzgerald Drive, Jaffrey. 603-318-6689. saralyonrn@gmail.com

Second Saturday English Country Dance: 7 to 10 p.m. Experience the pleasures of the English Country Dance. Beginners welcome. No partner needed. $10 donation. Please wear soft-soled shoes. Munson Library, 1356 South East St., South Amherst. 413-863-3165. maryjones@pobox.com

Film

“Alice’s Ordinary People”: 2 to 4 p.m. Screening of the documentary “Alice’s Ordinary People” followed by a civil rights discussion hosted by Professor John H. Bracey Jr. Free. Sunderland Public Library, 20 School St., Sunderland. 413-665-2642. director@sunderlandpubliclibrary.org.

Literary Arts

Dirty Words II: Original works on Regulation, Rejection, and Identity: 6 p.m. Works by Cait Simpson with community resources, visual art galleries and musical guests. Proceeds go toward Tapestry and The Kulundrux Foundation. $10 to $25 suggested donation, with the option to donate more. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. TheGreysDuo@gmail.com

How Does it Work to Work with an Editor?: 10:30 a.m. to noon. How do you decide when your writing could use an editor? What should you expect? Hear about engaging an editor’s services and making the most of it. Free. Lilly Library, 19 Meadow St., Northampton. info@strawdogwriters.org

Music

The Fantastic Partnerz: 6:30 p.m. With LED Hoop performer Kyla Call. Sip on hot chocolate and Hot Toddies while enjoying the performances. Note: free admission doesn’t include drinks. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-9960. stonechurchvt.com

Immolators, The Humanoids, Hey Zeus, Red Mantis: 9 p.m. Rock ’n’ Roll bands from western Massachusetts and Boston. $7. 18 and older. 13th Floor Music Lounge, 99 Main St, Florence. jwg8793@gmail.com

Intonition: 8:30 p.m. Bluesy, soulful roots music. $13 advance, $16 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com

Jim Eagan and Dennis Avery: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Folk duo comprised of Jim Eagan on guitar and vocals, Dennis Avery on dobro. Free. Abandoned Building Brewery, 142 Pleasant St., Easthampton. jimeaganmusic@yahoo.com

Katherine First with Kitchen Party: 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Bread Euphoria, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-335-6632. fiddlefirst@gmail.com

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

Michael Jordan Touchdown Pass: 9 p.m. Loone, Tough Guy, Miniature Philosopher and Glitter Guts also performing. $5 to $12 sliding-scale donation. The Stone Church, 210 Main St. Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-9960. stonechurchvt.com

Mike Donovan: 8 p.m. Purling Hiss, Long Hots, Ron & Scott also performing. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. 312-455-1015. kathryn@dragcity.com

Rise Up presents an Evening with Low & Close: 9 p.m. R&B Dance Party with Low & Close to support Jane Doe Inc: The Mass Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. $5 to $20 suggested donation. The O’s Music Bar, 330 Amherst Road, Sunderland. 609-658-2076. riseupproductionsma@gmail.com

Rock Voices: 7 p.m. 200-voice rock choir. $4 to $15. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. academyofmusictheatre.com

Souper Supper Dinner and Concert featuring Trailer Park: 6 p.m. Come and dance, or just kick back and enjoy the first concert of the 2018 Wooden Fender performance series. Homemade soups, chilies, breads and desserts will be served at 6, a performance by Northampton-based Trailer Park follows at 7. Adults $5, children $3. Donations also accepted with proceeds benefiting Wooden Fender’s ongoing endeavor — in memory of Jeff Wallace — to keep live music happening in Warwick.Warwick Town Hall, Warwick Common, Route 78, Warwick. 978-544-0061. laurettecrane@verizon.net

Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. With Paul Richmond, John Sheldon and Tony Vacca. $6 to $15. Wendell Town Hall, 6 Center St., Wendell. 413-367-9826. happydancermom@gmail.com

Wycliffe Gordon’s International All-Stars: 8 to 11 p.m. Wycliffe Gordon, renowned trombonist, with quartet. $20 to $40 general, $15 students. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill #222, Brattleboro. 802-254-9088. ginger@vtjazz.org

Theatre

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”: 1 p.m. Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” the Broadway Musical. $12 to $22. Bowker Auditorium at UMass Amherst, Stockbridge Hall, Amherst. 413-259-3065. producer@alsct.org

Festivals & Fairs

Amherst Winter Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Weekly market runs through March. We accept SNAP and have many HIP vendors. Live music. Hampshire Mall, 367 Russell St., Hadley. manager@amherstwintermarket.com. amherstwintermarket.com

Florence Italian Night: 5:30 p.m. Pasta selections, salad bar, more. Free-will offering. Reservations encouraged. Florence Congregational Church, 130 Pine St., Florence. 584-1325.

Potpourri

Bon Appetit Burlesque’s Best of 2017: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Twelve neoburlesque dancers perform specially selected acts from Bon Appetit Burlesque’s 2017 season in this body-positive show. $15. VFW Florence Banquet Hall, 18 Meadow St., Florence. 413-570-0169. houseofhors@gmail.com

Sunday, 14 Dance

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

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

Benefit for the Hilltown Food Pantry: 2 p.m. 3rd annual benefit featuring music by Claudia Waite from the New York City Metropolitan Opera, James Kitchen and other known local musicians. Free. Chesterfield Community Center, 400 Main Road, Chesterfield. 413-586-6564. Amy@Northamptonsurvival.org

Centennial Celebration Concert: 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend an afternoon of music as two historic Athol institutions celebrate 100 years of service. The Starrett Memorial United Methodist Church and the Athol Public Library are both marking the centennial anniversary of their current locations. The program will feature the Greater Gardner Community Chorus and the Pioneer Valley Brass Quintet. Free. Starrett Memorial United Methodist Church, 40 Island St., Athol. 978-249-6235. rmmagicjb@hotmail.com.

Country Music Jamboree: 2:30 to 8 p.m. The Nite Caps, Josh LeVangie and the Pisteleros perform. Dance along to the show. $10. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com

Dance Party: 8 to 11 p.m. High energy dance band Zydeco Connection plays the sounds of southwest Louisiana. $10. Root Cellar Bar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. 413-773-8175. rosezydeco@yahoo.com

Theatre

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”: 1 p.m. Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” the Broadway Musical. $12 to $22. Bowker Auditorium at UMass Amherst, Stockbridge Hall, Amherst. 413-259-3065. producer@alsct.org

Monday, 15

Comedy

“We Made a Thing: A Tiny Audience Show”: 9 to 9:45 p.m. Free. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. 413-658-4615. info@happiervalley.com

Dance

Monday English Country Dance: 7 p.m. Social dances from 17to 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

Cookbook Club: Noon to 1 p.m. Choose and prepare any recipe from the month’s cookbook for the gathering. Registration required. Free. Jaffrey Public Library, 38 Main St., Jaffrey. 603-532-7301. jperrin@townofjaffrey.com

Music

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

Martin Luther King Jr. Dance Celebration: 7 to 9 p.m. Jerry Johnson and Sylvia Boston Johnson with Higher Help perform as part of a soulful tribute to MLK’s message of peace and unity. $8 to $10. Children under 10 free. Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-588-4337. artists@anchorhouseartists.org

Tuesday, 16 Literary Arts

Greenfield Third Tuesday Word: 7:15 p.m. Open mic followed by featured speakers — Slate Roof poets Richard Wollman and Janet MacFadyen. $1 to $5 suggested donation. 9 Mill St., Greenfield.

Music

Irish Fiddling Performance and Talk: 2 p.m. Presentation by Jose Pangan. Free. Loomis Village, 246 N. Main St., South Hadley. 513-532-5325.

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Holyoke based vocalist Eshu Bumpus 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

Wednesday, 17Music

All Ages Open Mic Night: 7 to 10 p.m. Award-winning guitarist F. Alex Johnson hosts this weekly open mic featuring some of the best talent in the Valley. All ages. Free. Brew Practitioners, 36 Main St., Florence. 413-584-2444. info@colorwaymusic.com

Lenny Zarcone: 6 to 8 p.m. Lenny Zarcone sings jazz standards, the great American and Sinatra songbook, and other classics for patrons as they dine. GianniFig’s, 6 Elm St., South Deerfield. 413-834-0841. lennyzarcone@gmail.com

Open Mic: 7 to 10 p.m. Listening room for dinner crowd. The Harp Irish Pub, 163 Sunderland Road, North Amherst. dalereynolds@live.com

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

Creacion Latin Big Band: 7 p.m. Hawks & Reed’s in-house, 20-piece big band, plays salsa, cha cha, boogaloo, merengue, cumbia, son, and bolero styles. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com