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Arts & Culture calendar for Jan. 18 to 24, 2018


Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Thursday, 18Music

’80s Musical BINGO Nite: A Benefit for the Amherst Survival Center: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. $20/person for 4 games. Prizes. Food/drinks for purchase. DJ Trumpy from Hits 94.3. Proceeds benefit Amherst Survival Center. High Horse,
24 N. Pleasant St., Amherst. 413-549-3968. lisa@amherstsurvival.org

CLICK Music Presents Tim Eriksen:
7 p.m. Eriksen will be joined by singing fiddler Zoë Darrow and Cordelia’s Dad bandmate Peter Irvine on percussion and voice. $12 to $15. Advanced tickets: $12; at the door: $15.
Service fees apply. CLICK Workspace, 9½ Market St., Northampton.
sofia.nardi@clickworkspace.org.

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

Open Mic Night at The Taproom Hadley: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Open Mic Night. Free. The Taproom Hadley, 1 Mill Valley Road, Suite C, Hadley. 618-889-4831. Joe@thetaproomhadley.com.

Theater

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” / ALSCT: 7:30 p.m. The Broadway Musical comes to UMass Bowker. www.alsct.org or 413-259-3065 for tickets, $12 to $22. Bowker Auditorium at UMass Amherst, Stockbridge Hall, Amherst.

Jack and the Beanstalk: 7 p.m. New England Youth Theatre presents Jack and the Beanstalk, Presented by the Woefully Underprepared Players, an original play written by Marcel Freda, and directed by Marcel Freda, Danielle Sessler, and Shannon War. 100 Flat St. in Brattleboro, Vt.. Tickets: $8. www.neyt.org

Festivals and Fairs

Academy of Music History Tour: Noon. Free. Reservations required. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. academyofmusictheatre.com.

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.

Westhampton Scrabble: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Scrabble games will be played. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

Film

“Generation Zapped” Film & Discussion: Jan. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Showing of a new film about wireless risks followed by a Q&A with Diane Testa, Ph.D, and discussion of current legislation. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. Krs10@protonmail.com.

Friday, 19

Dance

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

Contra Dance: 8 to 11 p.m. Contra Dance at the Guiding Star Grange Hall, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. David Kaynor calls to the music of fiddle, bass, piano, and more. All are welcome, with or without a partner. No experience necessary. Sliding scale donation up to $10. guidingstargrange.org/events

Literary Arts

Mad Scientist Book Club: Jan. 19, 4 to 5 p.m. Join our grades 2 to 5 book club. Each month features a science-themed title and an experiment or related activity. Registration required. Free. Jaffrey Public Library, 38 Main St., Jaffrey, N.H. 603-532-7301. jperrin@townofjaffrey.com.

Pulp Poetry Slam & Music Open Mic: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Pulp Slam makes space for honest, breathtaking poets and musicians. Twice a month, Pulp has a poetry slam, poetry feature, and music open mic. pulpslam.com $5. 17 and under get in free. Eastworks Room 160, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. pulppoetryslam@gmail.com.

Third Friday Open Prose and Poetry Reading: 7 p.m. Open mic reading. Potluck refreshments, handicapped accessible (from downstairs). Arrive before 7 p.m. to sign up for a 5-minute open mic slot; one 10-minute slot is available as well. Listeners welcome! Now in its 22nd year! 625-0306. Free. Arms Library, 60 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-0306. susiepatlove@yahoo.com.

Music

Epicenter, Epilepsia, Graviton, Uncomfortables: 8 p.m. Epicenter, Epilepsia, DC (from Colombia), Graviton, Uncomfortables. Doors at 8 p.m. Music at 8:30. $5. 21 and older show, The Roots Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. hplovehandles@yahoo.com.

Franklin County Sweethearts: 8:30 to 11 p.m. Local crooners of classic, outlaw and Bakersfield-style country, featuring four singers and a full band, with the recent addition of bass and drums. Free. Shutesbury Athletic Club, 282 Wendell Road, Shutesbury. franklincountysweethearts@gmail.com.

Henry Rollins: Travel Slideshow: 8 p.m. $25 to $160. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. academyofmusictheatre.com.

Hip Hop Slam: With Tang Sauce, RiQQY, Don Lox, DJ Rec. 9 p.m. $5. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

John O’Neill: Jan. 19, 7 to 11 p.m. Live music in The Mick. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. 413-532-1800. info@logcabin-delaney.com.

Music Under The Grow Lights Anniversary Concert Series: Jan. 19, 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-977-1538. art@susannawhite.com.

Ukulele Jam: Jan. 19, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Intermediate ukulele jam meets weekly. We play from the book, The Daily Ukulele. Always free. We have a few ukuleles to borrow. Goodwin Memorial Library, 50 Middle St., Hadley. 413-584-7451. luna.hadleylibrary@gmail.com.

Theater

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” / ALSCT: 7:30 p.m. The Broadway Musical comes to UMass Bowker. www.alsct.org or 413-259-3065 for tickets, $12 to $22. Bowker Auditorium at UMass Amherst, Stockbridge Hall, Amherst. 413-259-3065. producer@alsct.org.

The Thrill Mill Comedy Show: 8 to 10 p.m. The Thrill Mill Comedy Show, starring Katrina Pope (“Ride Along” movie) and hosted by Kim DeShields (Nick at Nite). $15 advance; $20 at door. 121 Club, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-557-8145. comedyasaweapon@gmail.com.

Young Shakespeare Players East Present: “King Henry IV, Part 1”: 6 to 9:30 p.m. The story of a young prince’s coming of age, as he journeys through three distinct worlds and finds empathy for his kingdom’s disparate populations. Free. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 802-258-7922. rubisuz@gmail.com

Potpourri

Young Adult Art Class — Papier-Mache Sculptures: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Teens in grades 5 to 12 are invited to learn how to make a unique sculpture using wire and papier-mache. Advance registration is required. Free. Sunderland Public Library, 20 School St., Sunderland.
413-665-2642. director@sunderlandpubliclibrary.org.

Saturday, 20Dance

MoCo Arts School of Dance presents ‘Time To Dance’: 2 and 7 p.m. MoCo’s Annual Repertory Showcase “Time To Dance,”, at the Redfern Arts Center at KSC. www.moco.org. $14 to $20. $20 General, $14 Youth & Senior. Redfern Arts Center, 90 Wyman Way, Keene, N.H.. 603-357-2100. info@moco.org.

SCDT, Guest Artist Series DANCE!: 7 to 8:30 p.m. SCDT’s guest artists series sharing international artists’ work of Berlin-based Dimitri Klaitzids and Erik Elizondo. $5. STUDIO4, 25 Main St., suite 444, Northampton. 413-695-1799. jenscdt@gmail.com.

Literary Arts

Poetry for Truth, Ancient and New: 2 to 4 p.m. Free workshop open to all. Register at www.truthschool.org. Writing, sharing aloud, movement meditation, arts activism. Instructor: Janet Aalfs. Free. Springfield Central Library, 220 State St., Springfield. 413-238-1280. www.truthschool.org.

Sparkle Havdallah: A Drag Queen Story Hour: 6 to 8 p.m. Celebrate the end of Shabbat with PJ Library author Leslea Newman, Drag Queen Jenayah and Felicia Sloin. Come sparkly! For children of all ages. Free. Lander Grinspoon Academy, 257 Prospect St., Northampton. 413-584-6622. ameltzer@landergrinspoon.org.

Music

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

Butterfly Swing Band: 7 to 10 p.m. Hot jazz for listening and dancing at the New England House, 254 Marlboro Road, West Brattleboro, Vt. Free. jolo143@gmail.com.

Dust Witch 7” release show w/ Hot Dirt, Bunnies, Land Owner: 8:30 p.m. Dust Witch is punk-filtered jazz fusion, prog rock inspired by Zeuhl and Italian horror. This is a release show for new MIRAGE 7”, out on Death Waltz. $5 in advance, $10 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Frank Serafino: 7 to 11 p.m. Live music in The Mick. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. 413-532-1800. info@logcabin-delaney.com.

Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Mount Toby Friends Meeting, 194 Long Plain Road (Route 63), Leverett. Self-determined sliding scale, $10 to $25. From New Orleans-style jazz to folk. 413-336-2589. mttobyconcerts.wordpress.com. musicofthepeople@gmail.com.

Jaime Branch Quartet: 7:30 p.m. Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares presents concert. $15. 121 Club, Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. jazzshares.org.

January Thaw: Concert and Workshop with Culomba: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Culomba, Boston-based trio of voices, presents an intimate evening of powerful singing at Anchor House of Artists, back from a two-month European tour. $12 to $15. Children and seniors, 20 percent discount. Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-588-4337. artists@anchorhouseartists.org.

Julian Gerstin Sextet + 3: 8 to 10:30 p.m. Original jazz influenced by rhythms and melodies of the Caribbean and Eastern Europe. Featuring rarely heard percussion of Martinique $12 to $15. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.. 802-579-9960. stonechurchvt@gmail.com.

Lilith of the Valley: Fierce Femmes of the 413 (Women’s March After-Party): 9 p.m. Unique night of music and activism featuring some of the Valley’s favorite lady musicians: Ursula Elmes, EMMA JUNE, Courtney Parker, and Fire Letters. $5. Bishop’s Lounge, 41 Strong Ave., Northampton. 413-320-9679. priamusicmarketing@gmail.com.

Quindar: 8 p.m. Take a trip to outer space with Quindar — Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen and his art and music collaborator James Merle Thomas. $5 to $30. MASS MoCa, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams. 413-662-2111. info@massmoca.org.

Solo Piano: 5:30 to 10 p.m. David Bartley entertains at the grand piano. Free. Alina’s, 96 Russell St., Hadley. 413-584-8000. dbartley123@gmail.com.

Springfield Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Haydn Desert Island Overture, Mozart Piano Concert No. 20, K.466, D minor, Beethonven Symphony No. 3, Op. 552, A flat major (Eroica) Symphony Hall, Springfield. springfieldsymphony.org.

Voices in Vain, My Hamartia, Gartlock, Once Were Kings: 9 p.m. My Hamartia, Voices in Vain, Gartlock, Once Were Kings. $7 18 and older show. 13th Floor Music Lounge, 99 Main St., Florence. hplovehandles@yahoo.com

Theater

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” / ALSCT: 7:30 p.m. The Broadway Musical comes to UMass Bowker, Jan. 18 to 21. www.alsct.org or 413-259-3065 for tickets, $12 to $22. Bowker Auditorium at UMass Amherst, Stockbridge Hall, Amherst. 413-259-3065. producer@alsct.org.

Young Shakespeare Players East Present: “King Henry IV, Part 1”: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The story of a young prince’s coming of age, as he journeys through three distinct worlds and finds empathy for his kingdom’s disparate populations. Free. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 802-258-7922. rubisuz@gmail.com.

Jack and the Beanstalk: 2 & 7 p.m.New England Youth Theatre presents Jack and the Beanstalk, Presented by the Woefully Underprepared Players, an original play written by Marcel Freda, and directed by Marcel Freda, Danielle Sessler, and Shannon War. 100 Flat St. in Brattleboro. Tickets: $8. www.neyt.org

Comedy

Happier FAMILY Comedy Show: 3 p.m. Monthly family-friendly improv comedy show for 5- to 12-year-olds and adults. $10/Adults, $5/Kids, 4 and under free. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 W Bay Road, Amherst. 413-626-6261. info@happiervalley.com.

Festivals & Fairs

Amherst Winter Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Weekly market runs through March 17. We accept SNAP, have many HIP vendors & feature live music. More information @ amherstwintermarket.com. Free. Hampshire Mall, 367 Russell St., Hadley. manager@amherstwintermarket.com.

Potpourri

Family STEAM Saturday: Marble Run: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Create a marble run with cardboard tubes and boxes. Design a run that keeps a marble rolling the longest time or the fastest. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

Free Day 2018: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy live music, make your own art, watch a pop-up performance, and hop on a gallery tour. (free for everyone who walks through the doors!) Free. MASS MoCa, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams. 413-662-2111. info@massmoca.org.

Sunday, 21Literary Arts

The “Environmental Canon” Book Club: 6 to7:30 p.m. A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold. Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St., Amherst. 256-6006.

Music

Arcadia Viols with voices and keyboard:  4 p.m. The ensemble Arcadia Viols offers a program of 17th-century German music for ensembles of voice and viols: German composers Heinrich Schütz, Johann Hermann Schein and others. $40 general tx, $25 per person in a group of 6, $10 students. Wesley United Methodist Church, 98 North Maple St., Hadley. 413-586-8742. info@arcadiaplayers.org.

Banish Misfortune: Traditional Irish Music, 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.

Kirtan with Dave Russell:
7 to 8:30 p.m. Call-and-response singing of simple Sanskrit chants from gentle (like being hugged) to totally rocking. Free. $12 to $20 level of donation, but not required. The Yoga Sanctuary, Thornes Marketplace, Northampton. 413-374-0789. dave@daverussellkirtan.com. 

Piano Mania! The Pianists of the First Church:  2 p.m. Seven pianists perform on two pianos. Bach, Handel, Strauss, Scott Joplin, Cole Porter, more. Donation. First Congregational Church, 165 Main St., Amherst Center. 413-315-3440. dickmatteson05@gmail.com. 

Ukulele Strum Along: 4:30 p.m. Easy songs, laid-back instruction, and a lot of fun. 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.

Theater

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” / ALSCT: 7:30 p.m. The Broadway Musical comes to UMass Bowker, Jan. 18 to 21. www.alsct.org or 413-259-3065 for tickets, $12 to $22. Bowker Auditorium at UMass Amherst, Stockbridge Hall, Amherst. producer@alsct.org.

Young Shakespeare Players East Present: “King Henry IV, Part 1”: 1 to 3:30 p.m. The story of a young prince’s coming of age, as he journeys through three distinct worlds and finds empathy for his kingdom’s disparate populations. Free. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 802-258-7922. rubisuz@gmail.com. 

Monday, 22Music

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

Fairs & Festivals

Labyrinth Walk: 7 to 8:30 p.m. A meditative practice for clarity, peace and healing. Free. Edwards Church, 297 Main St., Northampton. 584-5500. info@edwardschurchnorthampton.org. 

Comedy

We Made a Thing: A Tiny Audience Show: 9 to 9:45 p.m. If you like patient, character-based, discovery-rich “improvlusciousness,” “We Made a Thing” is just the thing. Free. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St, Northampton. 413-658-4615. info@happiervalley.com.

Potpourri

After School Watercolor Workshop grades 3-6: 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Experiment and explore the art and science of watercolors. Grades 3 to 6, please register in advance. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 
413-527-5386. 
westhampton@cwmars.org.

Tuesday, 23Literary Arts

World Literature Book Club reading “The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao”:  5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Discussing “The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao” by Martha Batalha of Brazil. Copies of the book can be borrowed from the library. Free. Sunderland Public Library, 20 School St., Sunderland. 413-665-2642. director@sunderlandpubliclibrary.org. 

Music

Hampshire Choral Society: 
7:30 p.m. Auditions followed by rehearsal for May 20 concert. Puccini, Messa Di Gloria;
Bruckner, Te Deum. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. hcsspring2018auditions.eventbrite.

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Providence-based saxophonist and flutist Greg Abate 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. 

The Steve Kurtz/Dan Belmont Quartet: 7 p.m. Jazz in a wide range of styles, including Brazilian and Cuban, plus many great swing, bebop, and ballad songs. $10. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com. 

Tinsley Ellis: 7 p.m. Blues-rock guitar wizard, vocalist and songwriter will celebrate the release of his powerful new CD, “Winning Hand,” with a live performance.
7 p.m. Iron Horse Music Hall,
20 Center St., Northampton. Tickets: $15 adv./$20 door. 413-586-8686. www.iheg.com

UMass Faculty Concert: Music to Warm Up By: 7:30 p.m. UMass faculty violist Kathryn Lockwood performs music by Brahms, Schumann, Cassado, Liszt, and Poulenc. Guest pianist, Jon Klibonoff. Free. UMass Bezanson Recital Hall, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu

Festival & fairs

Westhampton Scrabble: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Scrabble games will be played. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Nature Preschool Open House: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. An intro to the innovative Arcadia Nature Preschool. Two- and three-day options from September through June, 9 a.m. to noon. Snow date, Jan. 25. Free. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Wednesday, 24Literary Arts

Storytime: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children of any age are welcome to join us for an hour of stories and movement. Wrap up each program with a craft and social time. Free. Jaffrey Public Library, 38 Main St., Jaffrey, N.H.. 603-532-7301. aconnolly@townofjaffrey.com.

‘Wool’ book reading:  7 p.m. Peggy Hart will read and show images from her new book “Wool: Unraveling an American Story of Artisans and Innovation”. Free. Belding Library, 344 Main St., Ashfield. 628-4414.

Music

All Ages Open Mic Night With Host F. Alex Johnson: 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 and open to all. Free. Brew Practitioners, 36 Main St., Florence. 413-584-2444. info@colorwaymusic.com.

Irish Slow Session: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Free. Suggested, $5 donation. DeCice Hall at The Marian Center, 1365 Northampton St., Holyoke. lvirishslowsession@aol.com.

Lenny Zarcone Music as Guests Dine:  6 to 8 p.m. Lenny Zarcone sings jazz standards, the great American & Sinatra songbook, and other songs from the ’50s-’80s. Free. Gianni Fig’s, 6 Elm St., South Deerfield. 413-834-0841. lennyzarcone@gmail.com.

Open mic at the Harp: 7 to 10 p.m. Listening room for a dinner crowd. Great food, drink and sound. It’s about the magic of songs intimately shared by performers with an audience. Free. The Harp Irish Pub, 163 Sunderland Road, North Amherst. dalereynolds@live.com. 

U.S. Coast Guard Chamber Players: 7:30 p.m. Free concert. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass, Amherst. 545-2511, fineartscenter.com.  

Wednesday Tunes  7 to 9 p.m. The Wednesday Tunes Series features free, live music by local Western Mass musicians. Come dine in The Bistro while enjoying great live tunes! Free. Tips accepted. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com. 

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

Potpourri

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