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Arts & Culture calendar for Feb. 1-7

  • Michi Wiancko, violinist and composer, will perform a Stone Church by Candlelight concert on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 pm at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. CONTIBUTED PHOTO


Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Thursday, 1 Dance

Winter Dance Concert: 8 to 10 p.m. Hampshire College dance program’s winter dance concert. $10 general, $5 students/seniors. Hampshire College Main Dance Studio Theater, 893 West St., Amherst. 413-559-5674. dlowell@hampshire.edu.

Music

An Evening with Peter “Archguitar” Blanchette: 7 p.m. Guitarist, composer, arranger and conductor known around the world for inventing the 11-string archguitar. $15 concert, $45 concert and dinner package. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.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.

Patty & the Cakes: 8:30 p.m. Familiar blues, dance tunes and some originals. Whetstone Station, 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro, V.t. 413-348-9005. clight@dfjbmusic.com.

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.

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, 2 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 contribution. Unitarian Meetinghouse Social Hall, 121 North Pleasant St., Amherst. 413-549-6748. eva@amherstfolkdancing.org.

Contra Dance: 5 p.m. World-renowned dance caller, and founding member of New England Dancing Masters, Andy Davis will call various dances. No dance experience needed to join in. Free, bring a snack to share. Gill Elementary School, 48 Boyle Road, Gill. damons_of_gill@yahoo.com

Winter Dance Concert: 8 to 10 p.m. Hampshire College dance program’s winter dance concert. $10 general, $5 students/seniors. Hampshire College Main Dance Studio Theater, 893 West St., Amherst. 413-559-5674. dlowell@hampshire.edu.

RIFF TALKS: 7 to 9:30 p.m. A chance to get up close to internationally renowned contemporary artists, offering performances, workshops and dynamic panel discussions focused around critical themes in dance. With Dana Caspersen, K.J. Holmes and Chris Aiken. $10 to $15. STUDIO4, 25 Main St., Suite 444, Northampton. 413-695-1799. jenscdt@gmail.com.

Literary Arts

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

Music

A Cappella Concert: 8 p.m. Over 55 local teens representing six regional high school a cappella ensembles will sing their hearts out. $10 for adults, $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the door with all proceeds benefiting the In-Sight Scholarship Fund. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, V.t. 802-257-0124.

Almost Almost, Subtitles, Prüf, Sciencefight: 8 p.m. 18 and older. $7. 13th Floor Music Lounge, 99 Main St., Florence. hplovehandles@yahoo.com.

David Mallett: 7 p.m. David Mallett hails from a small town in northern Maine, and in a career that spans four decades, his music has traveled to all corners of the world. The Monadnock Center, 19 Grove St., Peterborough, N.H. 603-924-3235

F. Alex Johnson: 5 to 7 p.m. Award-winning guitarist/vocalist F. Alex Johnson of Colorway performs a free show. Fort Hill Brewery, 30 Fort Hill Road, Easthampton. 413-203-5754. info@forthillbrewery.com.

First Friday Concert: 7:30 p.m. The Rachel Laitman trio plus special appearance by the duo Anand Nyack & Polly Fiveash. $10 to 20 suggested donation. Pioneer Valley Cohousing, 120 Pulpit Hill Road, North Amherst. markbgtrj@gmail.com.

The Gaslight Tinkers: 8 to 11 p.m. African, Caribbean, funk, reggae and Latin grooves meet traditional fiddle music. $8 to $10. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. 802-579-9960. stonechurchvt@gmail.com.

Senior Music Thesis: Dan Langa: 7 p.m. A film score thesis composed and conducted by Dan Langa, Class of 2018. Written to accompany the 1927 film “The Passion of Joan of Arc” by Carl Theodor Dreyer. Free. Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College, 53 College St., Amherst. 413-542-2195. concerts@amherst.edu.

Sharon & Daniel: Two performances, noon and 5 p.m. The acoustic musical duo will kick off the Strolling of the Hefiers’ “Love Local” celebration. Robert H. Gibson River Garden, Brattleboro, V.t. 802-380-1369, daniel.kasnitz@kasnitz.com.

Shawn Santanello: 7 to 11 p.m. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. 413-532-1800. info@logcabin-delaney.com.

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

Winter Carnival Ball: 8:30 p.m. Roomful of Blues blends swing, rock ’n’ roll, jump and R&B. Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers is a fine-tuned, electrified quartet. $22 to $28. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Theater

15th annual Winter Shorts Festival: 7:30 p.m. Featuring all original works from students, the Winter Shorts Festival is a wonderful opportunity to experience the magic of theatre. The Drama Studio, 41 Oakland St., Springfield. 413-739-1983. info@dramastudio.org.

“A Chorus Line”: 7 to 9 p.m. The Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School presents the classic “A Chorus Line” under the direction of Michael Arquilla. $15 general, $10 seniors and military, $7 students and alumni. Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, 15 Mulligan Drive, South Hadley. 413-552-1580, ext. 134. lisacappello23@gmail.com.

Festivals & Fairs

Greenfield Winter Carnival: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Celebrate the season with a weekend full of activities sure to warm your spirit. Events all over Greenfield. 413-772-1553. reco@greenfield-ma.gov.

Saturday, 3 Dance

Contra Dance: 7:30 p.m. Kicks off with a workshop for new dancers. Dance begins at 8 with Will Mentor calling and the music of Anadama. $10 general, $7 for students and seniors. Town House, 1 Grove St., Peterborough, N.H. 603-762-0235. www.monadnockfolk.org.

Winter Dance Concert: 8 to 10 p.m. Hampshire College dance program’s winter dance concert. $10 general, $5 students/seniors. Hampshire College Main Dance Studio Theater, 893 West St., Amherst. 413-559-5674. dlowell@hampshire.edu.

Film

Filmmaking Workshop: 3 to 8 p.m. The Ashfield FilmFest will host a filmmaking workshop and screening of audience favorite films from the women’s film festival. Part of the Fabulous February Fringe Festival. Free. Elmer’s Store, 396 Main St, Ashfield. tamara.sloan1@gmail.com.

Theatre

“A Chorus Line”: 7 to 9 p.m. The Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School presents the classic “A Chorus Line” under the direction of Michael Arquilla. $15 general, $10 seniors and military, $7 students and alumni. Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, 15 Mulligan Drive, South Hadley. 413-552-1580, ext. 134. lisacappello23@gmail.com.

Music

Antje Duvekot, Beaucoup Blue: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Contemporary folk singer/songwriter Antje Duvekot plus Americana/acoustic blues duo Beaucoup Blue. $20 advance, $22 at the door. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. 802-387-0102. stobro@svcable.net.

Celebrating Charles: 8 to 10:30 p.m. Benefit for Charles Neville and his family. Special guest performances by Aaron Neville, Charmaine Neville, Khalif Neville, Mitch Chakour and others. Tickets start at $45. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. 413-559-7752. cassandraholden@gmail.com.

Colorway, Rachel Mann and Larry Dunn: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. 413-527-6627. info@luthiers-coop.com.

Dave Noonan’s Green Island, I-Ganic Sound System: 8 to 11:30 p.m. Come dance to the sounds of the valley’s finest. $5. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave, Greenfield. davethedrummechanic@gmail.com.

David Bartley: 7 to 9 p.m. David Bartley sings and plays the piano. Free. Brew Practitioners, 36 Main St., Florence. 413-584-2444. dbartley123@gmail.com.

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

Hittin’ the Note – Allman Brothers tribute: 9 p.m. Capturing the live experience of the Allman Brothers Band. $10 to $12. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Johnny Memphis Band: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Bread Euphoria, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-268-7757. johnnymemphis@comcast.net.

Mardi Gras Concert with Samirah Evans, Trailer Park: 8 to 11 p.m. $15 advance, $20 at door. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. sheatheater.org.

Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Song and Story Swap: 7 to 10 p.m. With guest storyteller John Porcino. Theme: “Repetition.” $5 to $10. Pay what you can. Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst. 413-687-5002. paulkaplanmusic@gmail.com.

Senior Music Theses Concerts: 7 p.m. “La Isla de Esperanza” (The Island of Hope), by Gabriela Smith-Rosario, class of 2018; and “Chinese Railway” by Minato Sakamoto. Free. Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College, Amherst.

Stone Church by Candlelight Concert: 7:30 p.m. Performance by poet and violinist Michi Wancko. Tickets in advance are $20 general, $15 for seniors, and $45 for premium, reserved seat. Tickets go up $5 at the door. Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. 802-460-0110. www.stonechurcharts.org.

The Warblers, Beasthampton, Vimana: 9 p.m. 13th Floor Music Lounge, 99 Main St., Florence. hplovehandles@yahoo.com.

Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tommy Filliault honors Charles Neville. $6 to $15. Wendell Town Hall, 6 Center St., Wendell. 413-367-9826. happydancermom@gmail.com.

Youth Ensemble of New England: 6:30 p.m. Free, light refreshments will be served. Mountain View Adventist Church, 1002 Ft. Bridgeman Highway, Vernon, Vt.

Theatre

15th annual Winter Shorts Festival: 7:30 p.m. Featuring all original works from students, the Winter Shorts Festival is a wonderful opportunity to experience the magic of theatre. The Drama Studio, 41 Oakland St., Springfield. 413-739-1983. info@dramastudio.org.

Festivals & Fairs

Amherst Winter Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Weekly market. Accepting SNAP, many HIP vendors and live music. Hampshire Mall, 367 Russell St., Hadley. manager@amherstwintermarket.com. amherstwintermarket.com.

Greenfield Winter Carnival: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Celebrate the season with a weekend full of activities sure to warm your spirit. Events all over Greenfield. 413-772-1553. reco@greenfield-ma.gov.

WinterFest Amherst: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. WinterFest Amherst is the largest winter festival in western Massachusetts. Over 40 events planned, including an evening on the Amherst Town Common as it awakens by the flickering glow of 2,000 luminarias. Town Wide Events, 170 Chestnut St., Amherst. 413-259-3065. lsse@amherstma.gov.

Sunday, 4 Literary Arts

Poetry Workshops: 1 to 3 p.m. We’ll cover key poetic terms and devices by studying poems by a handful of modern and contemporary poets. Then, we’ll get a chance to try our own hand at writing new poem drafts from a select number of prompts. Led by with Chris Gonzalez. $5 a workshop. Northampton Center For Arts, 33 Hawley St. chrisrgonzalez92@gmail.com.

Dance

Amherst Community Family Dance: 3 to 5 p.m. All dances taught by caller Andy Davis accompanied by Susan Conger on fiddle and Linda Henry on piano. Donations encouraged. The Common School, 521 South Pleasant St., Amherst.

Balkan Café: 4 to 7 p.m. Come to join in the dancing, listen to the music or just hang out. Easy, beginner-friendly dances will be scattered throughout the afternoon with light teaching. Live music by Orkestar Banitsa. Evening Star Grange 154, Putney, V.t. 802-257-9513.

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.

Kirtan with Dave Russell: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call and response singing of simple Sanskrit chants. $12 to $20 suggested donation. The Yoga Sanctuary, Thornes Marketplace, Northampton. 413-374-0789. dave@daverussellkirtan.com.

Manhattan String Quartet: 3 to 5 p.m. Quartets by Haydn, Witold Lutoslawski and Ravel. $5 to $33. Sweeney Concert Hall, Smith College, 144 Green St., Northampton. 413-586-0458. info@valleyclassicalconcerts.org.

Silver Chord Bowl 2018: 2 to 4:30 p.m. The MIT Ohms, Pitch, Please! of Northeastern University, Tufts sQ!, Vocal Suspects of UMass, the UMass Doo Wop Shop and the Smith College Smithereens. John M. Greene Hall, Smith College, Northampton.

UMass 12th annual String Day: 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Kathryn Lockwood, violist/coordinator, with UMass string faculty and students. UMass student performances, classes, reading, rehearsals and final concert. $35. Bezanson Recital Hall and Fine Arts Center Music Wing, UMass, Amherst. 413-545-2511. music@music.umass.edu.

Theatre

15th annual Winter Shorts Festival: 2 p.m. Featuring all original works from students, the Winter Shorts Festival is a wonderful opportunity to experience the magic of theatre. The Drama Studio, 41 Oakland St., Springfield. 413-739-1983. info@dramastudio.org.

Festivals & Fairs

Greenfield Winter Carnival: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate the season with a weekend full of activities sure to warm your spirit. Events all over Greenfield. 413-772-1553. reco@greenfield-ma.gov.

WinterFest Amherst: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. WinterFest Amherst is the largest winter festival in western Massachusetts. Over 40 events planned, including an evening on the Amherst Town Common as it awakens by the flickering glow of 2,000 luminarias. Town Wide Events, 170 Chestnut St., Amherst. 413-259-3065. lsse@amherstma.gov.

Monday, 5 Dance

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

Festivals & Fairs

WinterFest Amherst: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. WinterFest Amherst is the largest winter festival in western Massachusetts. Over 40 events planned, including an evening on the Amherst Town Common as it awakens by the flickering glow of 2,000 luminarias. Town Wide Events, 170 Chestnut St., Amherst. 413-259-3065. lsse@amherstma.gov.

Tuesday, 6 Literary Arts

Writers Night Out: 7 to 9 p.m. Open mic sign up; reading begins at 7:15. Followed by featured writer Ruth Lehrer. Have a drink and socialize with other local writers afterwards. Free. The Basement, 21 Center St., Northampton. bethfilson@gmail.com.

Music

Composer Talk with Reena Esmail: 5 to 6 p.m. Acclaimed Los Angeles-based composer and vocalist Reena Esmail will present a talk on “Creating Equitable Spaces Through Music.” Free. Earle Recital Hall, Sage Hall, 144 Green St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Vocalist Dawning Holmes and trumpeter Jeff Holmes will be the guest soloists with the Green Street Trio. Followed by an open jazz jam session. $5. City Sports Grille, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton. paulphiliparslanian@gmail.com.

UMass Faculty Concert: 7:30 p.m. The Department of Music and Dance presents “Introspection,” a faculty concert by Cobus du Toit, flute, and Nadine Shank, piano. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, FAC, 151 President’s Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. music@music.umass.edu.

Festivals & Fairs

WinterFest Amherst: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. WinterFest Amherst is the largest winter festival in western Massachusetts. Over 40 events planned, including an evening on the Amherst Town Common as it awakens by the flickering glow of 2,000 luminarias. Town Wide Events, 170 Chestnut St., Amherst. 413-259-3065. lsse@amherstma.gov.

Wednesday, 7 Art

Art in Hatfield: 7 to 8 p.m. Demonstration and talk by Heather Hall about the history and uses of wool to create everything from housing to art. Refreshments served. Free. The Old Mill Inn, 87 School St., Hatfield. 413-237-0584. betsyrider@hotmail.com.

Music

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.

Music in the Noon Hour: 12:30 to 1 p.m. Judith Gordon performs Felix Mendelssohn’s “Songs Without Words, Vol. III, Op 38” and Reena Esmail’s “Rang De Basant” on piano. Free. Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall, 144 Green St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Open Mic: 7 to 10 p.m. Grab a bite and listen to local talent. Free. The Harp Irish Pub, 163 Sunderland Road, North Amherst. dalereynolds@live.com.

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

Theatre

“Dream Play”: 7:30 p.m. Immersive experience based on Strindberg play. $15 general, $5 students and seniors. Curtain Theater, UMass Fine Arts Center, Amherst. 413-545-2511, fineartscenter.com.

Festivals & Fairs

WinterFest Amherst: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. WinterFest Amherst is the largest winter festival in western Massachusetts. Over 40 events planned, including an evening on the Amherst Town Common as it awakens by the flickering glow of 2,000 luminarias. Town Wide Events, 170 Chestnut St., Amherst. 413-259-3065. lsse@amherstma.gov.