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Arts & Culture Calendar: Week of April 12 to 18, 2018


Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Thursday, 12 ART

“Red Eye Black Tie”: 24 Hours of Live Art-Making: Begins at 8 p.m. Five artists make art live for a 24-hour period. Free. Mead Art Museum, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.

Film

Reverence, Resistance, Resilience Film Series: 6 p.m. Four short films about carbon sequestration, followed by a panel discussion with five local farmers. Refreshments available. Registration required by calling 978-249-9515. Athol Public Library, 568 Main St., Athol.

Dance

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.

Senior Dance Concert: 8 to 9:30 p.m. Choreography by graduating seniors: Julia Antinozzi, Sarah Dean, Ally Garcia, Aubrey Johnson, Maya Laliberte, Janis Luke and Ian Spak. $5 to $10. Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, 122 Green St., Northampton. artsinfo@smith.edu.

UMass Alive with Dance II: 7:30 p.m. UMass dancers present their senior choreography projects. $5 to $10. Bowker Auditorium, 100 Holdsworth Way, Amherst. 413-545-2511. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Literary Arts

“Bone and Seed: Nurturant Truths in 5 Voices”: 9 a.m. to noon. Two wisdom circles forming based on the writings of five visionary women. Dialogue, reflection, ritual and creative expression. Sliding scale donation. Florence Civic Center and First Churches, 140 Pine St., Studio 1, Florence and 129 Main St., Northampton. 413-348-2385. artandsoul.wm@gmail.com.

Harry Potter Book Club: 7 to 9 p.m. Harry Potter and The Sacred Text Book Club meets at Barnes & Noble by the Holyoke Mall. Group will be discussing Book 1, Chapter 3. Free. Barnes and Noble, 7 Holyoke St., Holyoke. hpwesternmass@gmail.com.

Spring Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Most items 50 percent off. Also a bake sale. Clapp Memorial Library, 19 S. Main St., Belchertown. friendsofclappmemoriallibrary@gmail.com.

Music

Lorelei Ensemble: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Boston’s Lorelei Ensemble performs music for women’s voices. $18 to $20. Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College, 229 Main St., Keene, N.H. 603-358-2168. boxoffice@keene.edu.

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

“Ìrìn Àjò — Odyssey of a Dream” — An African Opera: 8 to 10 p.m. Opera by Bode Omojola. A story of emigration, adaptation and survival, with soloists and MHC and Five College students. $10 to $15. Free to Five College students with an ID. Mount Holyoke College, Chapin Auditorium, 50 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2306. cwrobles@mtholyoke.edu.

Silk Road Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. Collection of virtuosi, versed in the music of Asia, Europe and the Americas. $10 to $45. UMass Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 800-999-UMAS. facbox@umass.edu.

Thursday Night Karaoke: 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Thursday Night Karaoke with DJ Greg. Free. Platform Sports Grill, 125A Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-341-3161.

Theater

“Longing Lasts Longer”: 8 p.m. Performance piece by Penny Arcade. Reservations recommended. Free. Power House, Amherst College, Amherst. 413-542-5781. swags@amherst.edu.

“Small Pieces for One or Two” by Mary Beth Brooker: Noon. Play reading series featuring a few simple stories performed with movement and words. Written by Smith College graduate student, Mary Beth Brooker. Free. Theatre 100, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, 122 Green St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

“Tar2f!: An Irreverent Musical Comedy”: 7:30 p.m. A modern adaptation of the classic Molière comedy “Tartuffe.” $20 to $25. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-768-7514. silverthornetheater@gmail.com.

Friday, 13 Dance

Senior Dance Concert: 8 to 9:30 p.m. See Thursday listing.

Amherst Dance Ensemble: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. STUDIO4, 25 Main St., Suite 444, Northampton. 413-695-1799. jenscdt@gmail.com.

UMass Alive with Dance II: 7:30 p.m. See Thursday listing.

Film

“Aman Khel (Play for Peace)”: 7 p.m. Filmmaker and Smith College alumna Afreen Seher Gandhi, Class of 2015, will screen her film. Music by Smith alumna Haniya Aslam, Class of 2002. Free. Seelye 201, 2 Seelye Drive, Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Monthly Movie Night Educational Series Presents “Tharlo”: 7 p.m. Political, romantic and philosophical narrative fable from Tseden, one of Tibet’s leading contemporary artists. Free. Tsegyalgar East Schoolhouse, 18 Schoolhouse Road, Conway. 413-531-1234. mirandashannon@gmail.com.

Literary Arts

Spring Book Sale: 10 to 8 p.m. See Thursday listing.

Learn @ Lunch: “Best Books About the Holocaust”: Noon to 1 p.m. Rick Sirvint will present “The Best Books about the Holocaust.” Bring lunch; dessert provided. Free. Ingalls Memorial Library, 203 Main St., Rindge. 603-899-3303. donna@ingallslibrary.com.

Music

Arts Night Out: An Evening with Musician Claire Dacey: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Award-winning folk singer and songwriter Claire Dacey performs. Donations benefit local nonprofits aiding those in need. Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge St., Northampton. 413-584-6011. info@historicnorthampton.org.

Bella’s Bartok/Medusa’s Disco: 8 to 11 p.m. $12 to 15. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. leslie@stonechurchvt.com.

Fridave the 13th: 7 to 10 p.m. Join #doubledoseofdave for an enchanting, yet spooky, evening of keyboards, basses, beers, best friends and duets of songs you’ll likely recognize. Free. The Taproom, 1 Mill Valley Road, Suite C, Hadley.

Fridays@Five Concert: Les Boulevardiers: 5 p.m. Les Boulevardiers — a small cafe orchestra serving up a libation of tango jazz and a shot of swing — will perform. Free. Josten Library, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, 122 Green St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Johnny Memphis Band/The Fawns/Julia Russo: 8 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. luthiers-coop.com.

Lenny Zarcone: 7 to 9 p.m. Lenny Zarcone will perform hits from the Great American Songbook, jazz standards, pop music from the 1960s and ’70s and comedy. $6 to $12, children get in free. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-863-3221.

On Ramp: Songwriters in the Round — A Benefit for the Northampton Recovery Center: 8 p.m. Song and narrative by Mikey Sweet and Peter Newland on their own experiences with addiction and their travails on the road to recovery. $30. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton.

“Ìrìn Àjò — Odyssey of a Dream” — An African Opera: 8 p.m. See Thursday listing.

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

UMass Brass Bash: 7:30 p.m. Performance by UMass trombone, horn and brass choirs; trumpet and tuba ensembles. Free. Integrative Learning Center Room 151, 650 North Pleasant St., Amherst. 413-577-2154. music@music.umass.edu.

UMass Euridice Baroque Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. Directed by UMass faculty member, Robert Eisenstein. The Euridice Baroque Ensemble presents J.S. Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerti, Nos. 3 and 4.” Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, 151 President’s Drive, UMass Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

UMass Research in Music Series: 2:30 p.m. The Department of Music and Dance presents a talk by Stefanie Acevedo — PhD student in music theory at Yale University. Free. Old Chapel Conference Room, 144 Hicks Way, UMass Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Arts Night Out: 7 to 9 p.m. A night of valley folk music featuring Bobby D and Bob Chabot, Rob Peck of Zestworks, and Ukelele Scramble. Free. Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main St., Northampton. 413-527-1900. periodyssey1876@gmail.com.

Solo Piano Festival: 8 p.m. Solo and duo jazz piano concerts, master classes and forums. Feature concert Kirk Lightsey and Harold Danko. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro, Vt.

Theater

“True West”: 8 p.m. Ghost Light Presents “True West” by Sam Shepard. Adult brothers square off about their differences over three hot summer nights. $8 to $12. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-454-4809. kevinrt@kevinrt.com.

“Tar2f!: An Irreverent Musical Comedy”: 7:30 p.m. See Thursday listing.

Potpourri

“Justice in Search of Leaders”: 6:30 p.m. Dinner and talk on racism, bias and equity-driven leadership featuring social justice educator Gloria Graves Holmes. Part of an ongoing conversation series on topics of race and diversity. $40, not including tax, gratuity or beverages. Reservations recommended. The Blue Heron, 112 North Main St., Sunderland. 413-665-2102. info@blueherondining.com.

Saturday, 14 Dance

“The Little Mermaid”: 1 to 2 p.m. A family-friendly production of Pioneer Valley Ballet’s “The Little Mermaid.” $10 to $16. Yankee Candle Village, 25 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield. 413-527-6363. frontdesk@pioneervalleyballet.org.

Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club: 7 to 11 p.m. Live music by Playin’ Possum. Refreshments served. $8 to $10. ELMM Community Center, 21 Durkee St., Winchester, N.H. 603-357-0794.

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

Senior Dance Concert: 8 to 9:30 p.m. See Thursday listing.

Film

Screening of “Dough”: 7 to 10 p.m. Doors open at 7 for cookies and conversation. Short discussion after film. Free, donations encouraged. Temple Israel, 27 Pierce St., Greenfield. 413-773-5884. office@templeisraelgreenfield.org.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival: 2:30 p.m. Screening of 13 films celebrating the natural world and the activists working to protect it. Part of SYRCL’s nationwide Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Free. Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall, 5 Chapin Drive, Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Literary Arts

“Celebrating Compass Roads”: Poems about the Pioneer Valley: 4 to 5 p.m. As part of the Easthampton BookFest, Jane Yolen and the Straw Dog Writers Guild sponsor a reading of poems about the Pioneer Valley. Free. White Square Books, 86 Cottage St., Easthampton. 413-768-0977. admin@strawdogwriters.org.

Friends of Clapp Memorial Library Spring Book Sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. See Thursday listing.

Impulse Ensemble with Aura Shards: 8 to 11 p.m. A night of musical fusion with Impulse Ensemble and Aura Shards. $12 to $15. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. leslie@stonechurchvt.com.

Mira Bartók Author Reading: 10 to 11 a.m. Award-winning author Mira Bartók will join BookFest to read from “The Wonderling.” Free. Easthampton High School, 70 Williston Ave., Easthampton. 413-203-1717. whitesquarebooks@gmail.com.

Music

AEIOUkes: 10 a.m. to noon. A community ukulele club that meets regularly to sing together and to improve playing. All levels of experience welcome. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Doug Hewitt Group: 9 to 11:30 p.m. The Doug Hewitt Group performs songs from Roots in the Sky, plus arrangements of jazz covers. $5. Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. 413-530-3931. info@rootcellarbar.com.

F. Alex Johnson: 4 to 7 p.m. Colorway frontman performs three hours of music. Free. Fort Hill Brewery, 30 Fort Hill Road, Easthampton. 413-203-5754. info@colorwaymusic.com.

Katherine First and the Kitchen Party: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Celtic, bluegrass and Appalachian styles come 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.

UMass Wind Ensemble & The Moanin’ Frogs: 7:30 p.m. The UMass Wind Ensemble performs as part of the 36th annual New England Saxophone Festival. $5 to $10. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 President’s Drive, UMass Amherst. 413-545-2511. music@music.umass.edu.

Solo Piano Festival: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feature concert Helen Sung and Christian Sands. See Friday listing.

Theater

Full Disclosure Festival: 4 to 10 p.m. Festival of new performance works on the theme of “Radical Connectedness.” $15; children free. Various venues throughout downtown Turners Falls. eggtooth.org.

“True West”: 8 p.m. See Friday listing.

“Tar2f!: An Irreverent Musical Comedy”: 7:30 p.m. See Thursday listing.

Happier Valley Comedy Show: 8 to 9:45 p.m. Featuring the Ha-Ha’s and guest performers Pat and Misch Break Up. $13. Northampton Center for the Arts, 5 Strong Ave., Suite 202, Northampton. info@happiervalley.com.

More Improv, More Better — Improv Jam and Showcase: 10 to 11 p.m. Open improv jam featuring team Not in Charge. $3 to $5. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. info@happiervalley.com.

Festivals & Fairs

Patriot’s Day Revolutionary Muster: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Travel back in time and rediscover the history behind the Patriot’s Day holiday and the “shot heard round the world.” $5 to $18. Historic Deerfield, 80 Old Main St., Deerfield. 413-775-7214. info@historic-deerfield.org.

Stash Bash: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 25 vendors will be selling their new and used sewing and crafting materialss. Breakfast pastries, sandwiches, coffee, tea and soft drinks will be available. Our Lady of Peace Church, 90 7th St., Turners Falls.

Potpourri

Do Doodlebugs Doodle? Book Reading and Nature Walk: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig will read their humorous new children’s book on insects, “Do Doodlebugs Doodle?” Followed by a short nature walk. Free. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

New City Brewery Can Release Party: 1 to 8 p.m. Party to celebrate the release of Fenway Froth Session IPA and Microburst Imperial IPA. These fan favorites will be available for purchase in 4-packs of 16 ounce cans. New City Brewery, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-529-2000. carusolily@gmail.com.

Pioneer Valley Roller Derby 12th Season Opener: 4 to 7 p.m. PVRD kicks off its 12th season with a doubleheader featuring the Western Mass Destruction and the United Front. Doors open at 3. First whistle at 4. $5 to $10. The Bunker, 296 Nonotuck St., Florence. pvrd.prcoordinator@gmail.com.

Sunday, 15 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 for a slot starts at 7. Drinks and food available. No cover, 21 and older. Bishop’s Lounge, 41 Strong Ave., Northampton. fattaruso@gmail.com.

Dance

“Dance for Every Child”: 3 to 4 p.m. PVPA’s annual interactive dance show for children, held in partnership with the Dance Education Lab. $5. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. 413-552-1580, ext. 226. lcappello@pvpa.org.

Literary Arts

Book Reading: 1 p.m. Debut reading of “Turn Left at Normal” and “Counter Point” by Buckland author Laura Rodley. Refreshments provided. Free. Gill-Montague Senior Center, 62 5th St., Turners Falls.

Music

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble: 7 p.m. Free. Buckley Recital Hall, 53 College St., Amherst. 413-542-2195. concerts@amherst.edu.

Amherst Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert — A Tribute to Samuel Barber: 3 p.m. Adagio for Strings and other works. $5 to $10. Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College, Amherst. concerts@amherst.edu.

Crimson Canary: 7 p.m. Guitarist David Chu and vocalist Lonnie Chu perform. Free. Loomis Community, 20 Bayon Drive, South Hadley.

Fanfare Brass Ensemble: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Grace Lutheran Church, 1551 Westfield St., West Springfield. 413-686-5027. tbn8@aol.com.

“The Glory of Purcell”: 4 to 6 p.m. Arcadia Players collaborates with the Henry Purcell Society of Boston for a concert of instrumental and vocal music. $37.50 to $40. Grace Episcopal Church, 14 Boltwood Ave., Amherst. 413-586-8742. info@arcadiaplayers.org.

Terry Jenoure & Bejewelled: 7:30 p.m. Presented by Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares. $15. Springfield Community Music School, 127 State St., Springfield. jazzshares.org.

UMass Concert Band: 2 p.m. An afternoon of music from movie soundtracks, musicals and band standards. $5 to $10. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 President’s Drive, UMass Amherst. 413-545-2511. music@music.umass.edu.

Solo Piano Festival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feature concert David Berkman. The Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Unit 222, Brattleboro, Vt.

Theater

“True West”: 3 and 5 p.m. See Friday listing.

Monday, 16 Dance

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

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.

Smith College Wind Ensemble Spring Concert: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. “Magic!” — music from “Harry Potter,” “Lord of the Rings” and works by Dukas, Ticheli and others. Ellen Redman conducts. Free. Sweeney Concert Hall, 144 Green St., Northampton. artsinfo@smith.edu.

Stan Kenton Legacy Big Band: 7:30 p.m. UMass Department of Music and Dance presents the Stan Kenton Legacy Big Band. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, 151 President’s Drive, UMass Amherst. 413-577-2154. music@music.umass.edu.

Comedy

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

Potpourri

Quilling and Curling: Noon to 4:30 p.m. Historic Deerfield will be teaching the art of quilling at the History Workshop. Join us to make a beautiful example of quillwork. $5 to $18. Historic Deerfield, 80 Old Main St., Deerfield. 413-775-7214. info@historic-deerfield.org.

Tuesday, 17 Literary Arts

Last Chance Slam 2018: 7:30 to 11 p.m. Northampton Poetry’s last national poetry slam qualifier for this season. $3 to $4. The Deuce, 50 Conz St., Northampton. tarajean@gmail.com.

Third Tuesday Word: 7:15 p.m. Open mic for writers. Read for 5 minutes or less. Featured writers Joshua Michael Stewart and Marian Kelner at 8:30 p.m. $1 to $5 sliding scale donation. 9 Mill St., Greenfield.

National Haiku Poetry Day: 7 p.m. The Haiku Poets’ Society of Western Massachusetts will be presenting “A Long Wait for Spring,” an integrated reading and talk in celebration of National Haiku Poetry Day. Jone Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-259-3223.

Music

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Boston-based vocalist Rebecca Parris 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.

UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra Concert: 7:30 p.m. $5 to $10. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 President’s Drive, UMass Amherst. 413-545-2511. music@music.umass.edu.

Potpourri

The History of Postcards: 7 p.m. With speaker Gregory Wilson, an appraiser of postcard collections. Ramsdell Room, Pelham Library, 2 South Valley Road, Pelham. 413-253-5290.

Wednesday, 18 Film

Forbes Film Club Presents “Blow-Up”: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1966 film “Blow-Up.” Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival 25th Anniversary Season: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Weekly screenings through April 25. This milestone season shines a spotlight on documentary filmmaking, primarily by women directors. The festival will host seven filmmakers for post-screening discussions, including two Five College alumni. Screenings are accompanied by critical introductions by scholars and filmmakers. Free. UMass Amherst Flavin Family Auditorium, 121 President’s Drive, Amherst. 413-545-2341. shimpach@umass.edu.

Music

Five College Early Music Collegium: 7:30 p.m. An evening of Spanish music of the 16th century for voices, viols and winds. Free. Abbey Chapel, Mount Holyoke College, 50 College St., South Hadley. 413-577-2154. music@music.umass.edu.

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

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

Smith Jazz Ensemble: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Big band jazz with R&B, Motown, classic rock and other influences. Free ice cream sundaes and plenty of space for dancing. Free. Smith College Campus Center, Carroll Room, 100 Elm St., Northampton. artsinfo@smith.edu.

Theater

“The Lily’s Revenge: A Flowergory Manifold”: 6:30 p.m. Multimedia extravaganza by performance artist Taylor Mac. $5 to $15. Curtain Theater, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst. 413-545 2511, fineartscenter.com.

Festivals & Fairs

Amherst Job Fair: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Amherst Survival Center hosts job fair featuring local employers. Amherst Survival Center, 138 Sunderland Road, Amherst. amherstsurvival.org.

Potpourri

Drop-in Chess: 1 to 3 p.m. 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.

Taco Date Night: 6:30 p.m. Taco Date Night. Street-style tacos by JD of the Brass Buckle, with salsas and simple sides. Vegan options available. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield.