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Arts & Culture calendar for week of Jan. 25, 2018

  • Join Pape Ba — a master drummer and dancer from Senegal, West Africa — for dance and drum lessons Wednesdays at 118 Elliot in Brattleboro, Vt. PHOTO COURTESY BILL DIXON


Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Thursday, 25 Literary Arts

Radical Reads: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Radical Reads is our book club for adults focusing on edgy topics that take us outside of our comfort zones. Free. Jaffrey Public Library, 38 Main St., Jaffrey, N.H. 603-532-7301. aconnolly@townofjaffrey.com.

Music

David Bartley: 6 to 8 p.m. Blues and jazz in the brewery. Free. Abandoned Building Brewery, 142 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-282-7062. dbartley123@gmail.com.

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.

Now’s the Time Jazz Ensemble: 7 p.m. Bop, swing and funky soul music. $5. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.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.

Pat and Tex LaMountain: 6 to 7:30 p.m. The duo performs at Green Fields Market, upstairs on the mezzanine. 44 Main St., Greenfield.

Thursday Experiment: 7:30 to 10 p.m. The Thursday Experiment is a monthly series showcasing premiere practitioners of improvisation and experimental music, curated by Bonnie Kane. $5 suggested entry. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

UMass Jazz Faculty Concert: 7:30 p.m. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass, Amherst. 545 2511, fineartscenter.com.

WMSC Songwriter Showcase: 7 to 10 p.m. Jim Armenti, Eric Lee, Phil Nolan, Merrill Shepard, Peter Newland and Lisa Martin. Free. Nadim’s Mediterranean Restaurant, 1390 Main St., Springfield. sparkieallison@charter.net.

Potpourri

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.

Paint Night: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Two local artists will walk you through creating your own work of art. Registration is required and space is limited. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

Friday, 26 Art

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

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, 121 North Pleasant St., Amherst. 413-549-6748. www.amherstfolkdancing.org. eva@amherstfolkdancing.org.

Music

The Alchemystics, Rhythm Incorporated: 9 p.m. Alchemystics blend reggae, hip-hop, soul, rock and Caribbean rhythms into a new sound. Rhythm Incorporated plays reggae, funk and hip-hop. $12 in advance, $15 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

All Folked Up: 7 p.m. Western Massachusetts native Helen Arbour performs an acoustic set with daughter Ursula Elmes. Free. The Thirsty Mind, 23 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-9309.

Girls Guns and Glory: 7 p.m. $12 advanced, $15 at the door. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. abbie@signaturesounds.com.

Juilliard String Quartet: 8 p.m. Quartets of Haydn, Mozart and Bartok. $28 general, $22 seniors, $12 students. Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College, Amherst. 542-2295, concerts@amherst.edu.

Made Men: 7 to 11 p.m. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. 413-532-1800. info@logcabin-delaney.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.

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

Saturday, 27 Music

After the Rain: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A cappella and acoustic music by Willie Nelson, the Staves, the Wailin’ Jennys and others. Free. Bread Euphoria, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-320-8163. aftertherainharmony@gmail.com.

Alicia Hall Moran: 8 p.m. Mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran tells Georges Bizet’s epic story, “Carmen,” in an all-out musical fantasy for the concert stage. Moran will be joined by New York City jazz trio Harriet Tubman. $5 to $30. MASS MoCa, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams. 413-662-2111. info@massmoca.org.

Emerald Rae: 7:30 p.m. Stone Church Arts presents this traditional and cutting-edge fiddler and folksinger. Tickets in advance are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, and $45 for premium, reserved seats. At the door, prices increase by $5. Information and advance tickets are available at Village Square Booksellers on the Square in Bellows Falls, by phone at 802-460-0110, and online at: www.stonechurcharts.org. Chapel at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls, Vt.

Jeremy Turgeon Quintet Album Release: 7 p.m. With Ginja Low Main. Food and drinks available at the Bistro at Gateway City Arts. $12 advanced, $15 at the door. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Kate Lorenz and the Constellations CD Release Party: 7:30 p.m. Kate Lorenz of Rusty Belle releases her first solo album of rock tunes produced by the Suitcase Junket. The Rear Defrosters open. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. All ages. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 413-341-3317.

Nocturnal Sons Posse Takeover Hip-Hop Show: 9 p.m. New York City’s Nocturnal Sons Posse and regional hip-hop acts Czarquan, Babyglock, Black Fleece, eRATT and RiQQY perform. Presented by WMUA’s Hip-Hop Made Me Do It. $10 advance, $12 at the door. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Open Mic Invitational: 8 to 10 p.m. Last Saturday of every month, we feature two rising stars from the Pioneer Valley that made an impression at our weekly open mic. Free. The Harp Irish Pub, 163 Sunderland Road, Amherst. dalereynolds@live.com.

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

The Prozacs, Port City Saints, Crimespree, Jen Tobey’s Alter Ego: 9 p.m. $7. 18 and older. 13th Floor Music Lounge, 99 Main St., Florence. hplovehandles@yahoo.com.

Satinwood: 7 to 9 p.m. Folk-rock favorites from Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, Harry Chapin, the Police, Boz Scaggs and more. $20 to $23. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton. 413-586-8686. satinwoodband@yahoo.com.

Tom and Corrie: 7 to 10 p.m. Tom and Corrie return to Brew Practitioners with acoustic rock and folk favorites. Free. Brew Practitioners, 36 Main St., Florence. 413-387-7414. cdoerge33@gmail.com.

Zydeco Connection: 8:30 p.m. Dance along to a spicy mix of Louisiana zydeco, two-steps, waltzes, boogie woogie, and a little swing. The Ashfield Lakehouse, 141 Buckland Road, Ashfield. rosezydeco@yahoo.com, 413-773-8175.

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.

Festivals & Fairs

Circus Sketch Lab: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Circus sketch labs are a monthly figure drawing session held at SHOW Circus Studio for artists and circus performers of all levels. $5. SHOW Circus Studio, 150 Pleasant St., Suite No. 313, Easthampton. 413-230-0771. audrey@showcircusstudio.com.

Paint and Sip: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn to paint this locally inspired image of “Cheshire Lake in Winter.” All materials and instruction included. There will be a cash bar. $30. Brewmasters Tavern, 4 N. Main St., Williamsburg. 413-205-8346. mliglesias@ymail.com.

Sunday, 28 Literary Arts

Winter Shorts, Fireside Readings on a Winter Theme: 3 to 5 p.m. Celebrating short fiction from Russia, from an Innu Reserve in Northern Quebec and from western Massachusetts. Read by local writers and actors. $5 suggested donation. Buckland Public Library, 30 Upper St., Buckland. 413-824-2627. padonohue4@gmail.com.

Music

Artspace Student Recital: 2 to 4 p.m. Artspace’s music students will be performing what they have been working on during the semester. Free. Donations encouraged. All Souls Church, 399 Main St., Greenfield. 413-772-6811. info@artspacegreenfield.com.

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.

Cleek Schrey: 7 p.m. Schrey plays the hardanger d’amore, his music drawing on fiddling across the American South, with improvisation and experimental composition. $12 to $15, students $8. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton.

Of Friends & Strings: 4 p.m. Adriana Contino on cello, Estela Olevsky on piano, with guest violinist Amanda Stenroos. Performing works by Mozart, Beethoven, Robert Stern, Mendelssohn and Dohnanyi. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass, Amherst Center. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Quabbin Valley Pro Musica Winter Concert: 3 p.m. Performance will include Francesco Durante’s Magnificat and choral selections from G. F. Handel’s Chandos Anthem No. 6, Hercules, and Solomon. Adults, $15; ages 13 to 17, $10; 12 and under, free. Buy tickets online at: bit.ly/2F5Ww80 or at the door. Central Congregational Church, 93 South Main St., Orange.

Rotunda Rhythms: Carol Daggs in Song: 2 to 3 p.m. Mix of cover songs and originals. All ages. Free. Springfield Central Library, 220 State St., Springfield. 413-263-6828, ext. 221. mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org.

Vibraphone, Electronics and Premiers: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $5 students and seniors, $10 adults. Redfern Arts Center, 90 Wyman Way, Keene, N.H. 603-358-2168. boxoffice@keene.edu.

Monday, 29 Dance

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

Comedy

Monad Knock-Knock, January Edition: 7:30 p.m. $10. River Street Theatre, 6 River St., Jaffrey. 603-532-8888. sjackson@theparktheatre.org.

“We Made a Thing”: 9 to 9:45 p.m. Character-based, discovery-rich improv. Free. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. 413-658-4615. info@happiervalley.com.

Tuesday, 30 Music

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The Green Street Sextet (the trio plus three horns) will be playing some new compositions and arrangements, followed by an open jazz jam session. $5. City Sports Grille, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton. paulphiliparslanian@gmail.com.

Pioneer Valley New Horizons Band Meet and Greet: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Northampton-Community Music Center, 139 South St., Northampton. 413-585-0001. sam@ncmc.net.

UMass Faculty Concert featuring Elizabeth Chang: 7:30 p.m. UMass faculty violinist Elizabeth Chang performs with guest pianist Steven Beck. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Wednesday, 31 Dance

African Drum and Dance Classes: 6 to 8:30 p.m. African Dance Vermont is thrilled to welcome back respected dance teacher, Pape Ba — a master drummer and dancer from Senegal, West Africa — for these classes. The drum class runs from 6 to 7. The dance class will follow at 7 with music provided by Derrik Jordan, Lisa Newell and friends. Sliding scale donation of $12 to $15. 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro, Vt.

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.

Lenny Zarcone Music as Guests Dine: 6 to 8 p.m. Lenny Zarcone sings jazz standards, the great American and Sinatra songbook, and other songs from the 1950s through ’80s. GianniFig’s, 6 Elm St., South Deerfield. 413-834-0841. lennyzarcone@gmail.com.

Open Mic: 7 to 10 p.m. Free. 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.