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Arts & Culture Calendar for week of Jan. 4, 2018


Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Thursday, 4 Music

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

Film

“Screenagers”: Viewing and Moderated Discussion: 7 to 9 p.m. Northampton Prevention Coalition hosts viewing of this documentary with a moderated discussion to follow. Free. NHS Auditorium, 380 Elm St., Northampton. 413-587-1344. alennox@northampton-k12.us

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

Scrabble: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Socialize over a game of Scrabble. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org

Friday, 5 Dance

Amherst International Folkdancing: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Line, circle and couple dances from Balkans, Middle East, Eastern Europe at Bangs Community Center. No partner needed. $3 to $10, sliding scale contribution. Kellogg Street, Amherst. 413-549-6748. eva@amherstfolkdancing.org

Film

“Agatha Christie’s CROOKED HOUSE”: 7 p.m. $8. River Street Theatre, 6 River St., Jaffrey, N.H. 603-532-8888. sjackson@theparktheatre.org.

Literary Arts

Pulp Poetry Slam and 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. $5, 17 and under get in free. Eastworks room 160, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. pulppoetryslam@gmail.com

Music

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

DubHub Open Stage featuring Bernadette Colley: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Sign up for an open mic slot at: info@dublincommunitycenter.org. $5. Dublin Community Center, 1123 Main St., Dublin. 603-563-8080. info@dublincommunitycenter.org

First Friday Concert at Coho: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Claudia Schmidt performs. $10 to 20 suggested donation. Pioneer Valley Cohousing, 120 Pulpit Hill Road, North Amherst. firstfridayconcerts.com

Flathead Rodeo Celebrates Elvis’ Birthday: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Flathead Rodeo and the King team up for a night of Elvis songs, a special Elvis menu and more. Free. The Harp Irish Pub, 163 Sunderland Road, Amherst.

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

One Ton Tommy Gun, Swallowed Alive, Sleepers, Pry: 9 p.m. Live metal music. 18 and older admitted. $7. 13th Floor Music Lounge, 99 Main St., Florence. hplovehandles@yahoo.com

The Pilgrims with the Natch!: 8 to 11 p.m. $5. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. 802-579-9960. siriusfunster@gmail.com

Saturday, 6 Dance

Great Falls Creative Movement Open House: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. See what creative dance is all about and learn about our winter programs. Free classes at 10 for ages 3 through 6, dance company Q&A at 11. Free. Brick House Community Center, 24 3rd St, second floor, Turners Falls. 413-834-4644. studio.movement@gmail.com

Film

“13th”: 10:15 a.m. Screening of documentary which explores the history of race and the criminal justice system in the United States. Discussion follows. Free. First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St., Greenfield. racialjusticerising.org.

“Agatha Christie’s CROOKED HOUSE”: 2 and 7 p.m. $8. River Street Theatre, 6 River St., Jaffrey, N.H. 603-532-8888. sjackson@theparktheatre.org.

“On Wheels”: 10:30 a.m. Part of the Family Films Series. Regular admission. Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst. amherstcinema.org.

Music

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

One Time Weekend, The Diamondstones, Ginja Low Main: 9 p.m. $10. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com

Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Song and Story Swap: 7 to 10 p.m. The Pioneer Valley Folklore Society presents the Song and Story Swap featuring local singer, teacher and choral director Anne Louise White. Theme of the event is hope. $10 suggested donation, pay what you can. Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst. 413-687-5002. paulkaplanmusic@gmail.com

Schola Nova: 6 to 7 p.m. Winter holiday program drawing on the tradition of lessons and carols. Free. Blessed Sacrament, 127 Holyoke Road, Westfield. 860-961-7827. Sjean_c@hotmail.com

Suitcase Junket: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Matt Lorenz, aka Suitcase Junket, makes music using “junkyard” instruments and vocal harmonies. $17 advance, $20 at the door. Bass Hall at The Monadnock Center, 19 Grove St., Peterborough, N.H. 603-827-2905. deb@pfmsconcerts.org

Festivals & Fairs

Amherst Winter Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Weekly market runs through March 17. SNAP accepted. Many HIP vendors and live music. Free. Hampshire Mall, 367 Russell St., Hadley. manager@amherstwintermarket.com. amherstwintermarket.com

Northampton Winter Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton.

Potpourri

Magazine Collage Party: 10 a.m. to noon. Come make magazine collages. For adults and teens. Snacks will be served. Free. Whately Public Library, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. 413-665-2170. candiddesign@hotmail.com.

Sunday, 7 Dance

Balkan Cafe: 4 to 7 p.m. International music, traditional dance and food. Easy, beginner-friendly dances will be peppered throughout the afternoon with light teaching. All levels welcome! $12 suggested donation. 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-9513. Facebook.com/BrattleboroFolkDance

Film

“Bal Ej: The Hidden Jews of Ethiopia”: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Documentary that tells the story of secretive Jews in the North Shewa region of Ethiopia. $4 to $8. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst. 413-256-4900. programs@yiddishbookcenter.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

The Joe Belmont Experience: 6 p.m. Joe Belmont, Rudi Weeks and Eliezar Martinez play a blend of jazz, funk, Chicago blues and jam. $10. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com

Polish Carol Sing Along: 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Saint Valentine’s Church, 127 King St., Northampton. 413-588-7822. cnewman@umass.edu

Monday, 8 Comedy

“We Made a Thing”: A Tiny Audience Show: 9 to 9:45 p.m. If you like patient, character-based, discovery-rich improv shows, “We Made a Thing” delivers just that. 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 17th to the 21st centuries with a backdrop of live music. No partner needed. Beginners welcome. Please wear soft-soled shoes. $7 to $10, sliding scale donation. Munson Library, 1046 Southeast St., Amherst. amherstcd.org

Music

Westhampton Community Sing: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bring an instrument and/or a song to share. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org

Tuesday, 9 Film

“Trevor Noah’s Humor and Insights into Racism”: 7 p.m. Screening and discussion of the humorous short videos of Trevor Noah. Jones Library, 43 Amity St, Amherst. 413-259-3168.

Music

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 p.m. NYC based saxophonist Stacy Dillard 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

Potpourri

Paint Night: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Adults and children welcome; children under 12 must be accompanied by adult. Call to register. $10. Union Congregational Church, 33 Concord St., Peterborough. 603-924-3272. officeucc@comcast.net.

Scrabble: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Socialize over a game of Scrabble. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org

Wednesday, 10 Literary Arts

A Special Evening with Lama Rod Owens: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Author of “Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation,” Lama Rod is considered one of the leaders of the next generation of Dharma teachers. Free. Suggested donation $10 to 15. Pioneer Valley Shambhala Meditation Center, 191 Main St., Northampton. 413-585-9848. pvshambhala@gmail.com

Easthampton Wednesday Afternoon Book Club: 1 to 3 p.m. Meets the second Wednesday of each month. All are welcome to join the discussion; no sign-up necessary. Free. The EWML at Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-529-1605. ehampton@cwmars.org

Environmental Canon Book Club: 2 to 3:30 p.m. “A Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold will be discussed. Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St., Amherst. 256-6006.

Music

Open Mic Night with Host F. Alex Johnson: 7 to 10 p.m. All-ages weekly open mic. Free. Brew Practitioners, 36 Main St., Florence. 413-584-2444. info@colorwaymusic.com.

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

Lenny Zarcone: 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy a performance by Zarcone, who sings jazz standards, the great American and Sinatra songbook, and other songs from the 1950s and beyond as you dine. GianniFig’s, 6 Elm St., South Deerfield. 413-834-0841. lennyzarcone@gmail.com

Wheelhouse Karaoke: 8 p.m. 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