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Arts and Culture calendar, week of Nov. 9


Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Thursday, 9 Literary Arts

Michael Ponsor: “The One-Eyed Judge”: 7 p.m. Ponsor reads from his new Judge Norcross novel. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-259-3223. ryanj@joneslibrary.org

Music

Jim Eagan with Dennis Avery : 7 p.m. Free. Underdogs Lounge, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls.
jimeaganmusic@yahoo.com

Start Making Sense — a Tribute to Talking Heads: 8:30 p.m. $13 to $16. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield.
hawksandreed.com

Cast Shadows and Jacopo de Nicola with Seven Mile Line: 7 p.m. Free. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton.

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

Opus One Chamber Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. The Department of Music and Dance presents a faculty-student collaboration. $5 to $10. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass, Amherst. 413-545-2511.
music@music.umass.edu

theater

“Other Desert Cities”: 7:30 p.m. Writer Brooke Wyeth’s plan to publish a tell-all memoir about her politically-connected family brings up old wounds, secrets, scandal and intrigue. $5 students and seniors, $10 general. Greenfield Community College, 1 College Drive, Greenfield. gehat@gcc.mass.edu

New Play Reading Series: “The Untold Story of Troot”: 7:30 p.m.A world of magic is all Talitha can remember, until a falling star shakes her memory. Can Talitha and her friends figure out how to save their world? Free. Hallie Flanagan, 122 Green St., Northampton.
artsinfo@smith.edu

“Peer Gynt”: 8 p.m. Adaptation of Henrik Ibsen play. Free. Kirby Theater, Amherst College, Amherst. 413-542-2277.

Comedy

Nacho Average Comedy Show: 7:30 p.m. Comedy as a Weapon celebrates its 40th show. Jess Miller (Hu Ke Lau) $10. Free nachos. 13th Floor Music Lounge, 99 Main St., Florence. 413-586-5705.
comedyasaweapon@gmail.com

Friday, 10 Dance

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

Music

The Hampton Trio: 7 p.m. Special guest Michael Nix. $6 to $12. Children free. Great Falls Coffeehouse, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls.
413-863-3221.

1220 Band: 7 p.m. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. 413-532-1800.
info@logcabin-delaney.com

Angela Hewitt: 8 p.m. Piano recital of partitas of Bach. Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College, Amherst.
concerts@amherst.edu

Music Under the Grow Lights — The New Leaf: 7 p.m. Traditional Irish tunes and songs on accordian, fiddle and guitar. Free. Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-977-1538.
art@susannawhite.com

Northern Harmony: 7:30 p.m. Concert of sacred and secular music. $15 general, $10 children and seniors. Wesley Methodist Church, 98 North Maple St., Hadley.
villageharmony@gmail.com

Ruddigore: 7:30 p.m. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St, Northampton. aomtheatre.com

UU Arts Night Out: 7 p.m. Folk Sounds of the Valley, featuring Jamoof (John-Michael Field), Orlen and Gabriel and Bobby D in concert. Free. Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main St., Northampton. 413-527-1900. periodyssey1876@gmail.com

Valley Light Opera — “My Fair Lady”: 7:30 p.m. $18 to $33.50. Student and senior discounts. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. 515-291-6567. valleylightopera@gmail.com
aomtheatre.ticketfly.com

Writing in the Skies/The Damaged/Uncomfortables/Black Absence: 9 p.m. The 300th Promotorhead show. 18 years old and older. Free. 13th Floor Music Lounge, 99 Main St., Florence.

theater

“Other Desert Cities”: 7:30 p.m. Writer Brooke Wyeth’s plan to publish a tell-all memoir about her politically-connected family brings up old wounds, secrets, scandal and intrigue. $5 students and seniors, $10 general. Greenfield Community College, 1 College Drive, Greenfield.
gehat@gcc.mass.edu

“Runaways”: 7:30 p.m. UMass Theater presents musical by Elizabeth Swados. $15 general, $5 students and seniors. Curtain Theater, UMass Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-2511.
fineartscenter.com

Fairs and Festivals

Robbins Memorial Church Christmas Shoppe: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Tag sale. Robbins Memorial Church, 55 Muson St., Greenfield.

Northampton Local Food Tour: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Walking food tour of downtown Northampton. Visits seven to eight local food producers and specialty shops. Pulaski Park, Northampton. 413-320-7700. taste@pioneervalleyfoodtours.com

Potpourri

Viewing the Night Sky: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Telescopicviewing of constellations, planets, galaxies and stars from the Hitchcock hilltop. Registration appreciated. Free. Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St., Amherst. 413-256-6006.
info@hitchcockcenter.org

2017 Feast on This! Film Festival: 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the local food revolution. Honor a local food hero, enjoy award-winning shorts and a “call to action” film to keep farmland active. Free — $10 donation appreciated. Venues throughout Keene’s Main Street, Keene. N.H. 603-756-2988.
coordinator@mfccoalition.org

Saturday, 11

Literary Arts

The 2016-2017 Manuscript Series Reading: 6 p.m. Reading by Writers in Progress’s Manuscript Series participate. Refreshments and wine to follow. Free. Writers in Progress Studio, 221 Pine St. #359, Florence. 413-822-4840. emily@writersinprogress.com

Potpourri

Second Saturday in Shelburne Falls: 10 a.m. Shop, play, eat, and explore. Free. The Village of Shelburne Falls, 75 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-2526.
info@shelburnefalls.com

Music

The Blue Moon Trio: 4 to 6 p.m. “Big Wheel Press” exhibit reception. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St. No. 9, Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833.
salmonfalls@megaplanet.com

500 Years of Music for Guitar: 7 p.m. Peter Griggs performs. Free. Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew Church, 8 Church St., Greenfield.

Hierofante and Peace and Rhythm: 8:30 p.m. Hierofante play psychic cumbia, afro-funk, and polyrhythmic punk. Horns, guitars, drums and bass. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield.
andymathey@gmail.com

KRS-One, Legendary hip-hop pioneer: 9 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield.
hawksandreed.com

New England Neck Wrecker — A Metal Fest: 2 p.m. Heavy Metal Festival presented by Promotorhead. Featuring thrash metal, punk, hardcore, grindcore and more from the region and the country. $10 to $15. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield.
hawksandreed.com

Sounds of Recovery: 6 p.m. Livingston Taylor to perform. Fundraiser to bring music therapists into area hospitals. $100. Juggler Meadow in Leverett. soundsofrecovery.org

Ukulele Scramble: 6 p.m. Robin Hoffman and Richard Perlmutter of Ukulele Scramble sing and play rare and obscure songs from the past 500 years. Free. White Square Books, 86 Cottage St., Easthampton. 413-203-1717.

By the People For the People — A Celebration of Song and Community: 7 p.m. $22. Latchis Theater, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-1006. amidonpeter@gmail.com

Fall Orchestra Concert: 8 p.m. Featuring the winner of the 2017 Smith Concerto Competition, Mackenzie Litz, in Koussevitzky Concerto for double bass and strings, Op. 3. Free. Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall, Smith College, 122 Green St., Northampton.
413-585-2190.
mhobbes@smith.edu

Family Concert — Golden Bird: 11 a.m. Music-for-all-ages. Acoustic duo Golden Bird performing at Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, $5 at door, free for babies under 12 months, EBT $4.
413-585-0001. sam@ncmc.net

Jorge Caballero: 7:30 p.m. : $15. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-545-2511.
facweb@acad.umass.edu

Kindling/Laika’s Orbit/Lost Film/Nanny: 9 p.m. 18 years and older. 13th Floor Music Lounge, 99 Main St., Florence.

Ruddigore: 7:30 p.m. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. aomtheatre.com

Smith College Orchestra: “Of Romance and Drama”: 8 p.m. Works by Bizet, Handel, Elgar, others. Free. Sweeney Concert Hall, Smith College, Northampton. 413-585-3220.
smith.edu

Valley Light Opera presents “My Fair Lady”: 7:30 p.m. $18 to $33.50. Senior and student discounts. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. 515-291-6567.
valleylightopera@gmail.com

Theater

“Other Desert Cities”: 7:30 p.m. Writer Brooke Wyeth’s plan to publish a tell-all memoir about her politically-connected family brings up old wounds, secrets, scandal and intrigue. $5 students and seniors, $10 general. Greenfield Community College, 1 College Drive, Greenfield.
gehat@gcc.mass.edu

Comedy

Happier Valley Comedy Show Scripted/Unscripted: 8 p.m. $13. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-658-4615. info@happiervalley.com www.happiervalley.com

More Improv More Better: 10 p.m. Free. Improv jam for all, plus showcase set. $3 to $5 suggested donation. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St. Northampton. 413-658-4615.
info@happiervalley.com

Fairs and Festivals

A Country Christmas Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shelburne-Buckland Community Center, 53 Main St., Shelburne Falls. Free. 413-625-6272.
kmwalsh183@gmail.com

Crafts of Colrain Studio Tour: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit 19 studios. Wood, metal, clay, cloth and fiber, wall art, jewelry, beer. Brochure and map at: www.craftsofcolrain.com

Holiday Open House: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Relax with a cup of mulled cider while you shop. Free. Handcrafted gifts at The Daylily and The Rusty Hen Co., 8A Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield. 413-896-0711. therustyhen@aol.com

Montague Fete Noel: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fall and holiday fair. Corn chowder luncheon served. Montague Congregational Church, Montague.
413-367-2812.

Robbins Memorial Church Christmas Shoppe: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Tag sale. Robbins Memorial Church, 55 Muson St., Greenfield.

2017 Feast on This! Film Festival: 7 p.m. Celebrate the local food revolution. Honor a local food hero, enjoy award-winning shorts and a “call to action” film to keep farmland active. Free. $10 donation suggested. Venues throughout Keene’s Main Street, Keene, N.H.. 603-756-2988.
coordinator@mfccoalition.org

Sunday, 12 Dance

Brattleboro Contra Dance: 7 p.m. Cedar Stanistreet and Friends; Linda Leslie calling. Newcomers welcome. Adults $10 to 12, college $8, youth $5. 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro, Vt. brattcontra.org

Banish Misfortune — Traditional Irish Music: 3 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

Potpourri

All Souls Church: 3 p.m. Death and Dying. Guided by experienced facilators. Talk about the subject. Donations accepted.
theconversationproject.org

28th Annual Children’s Illustration Celebration: 4 p.m. Opening Reception 4 to 6 p.m. Free. R. Michelson Galleries, 132 Main St., Northampton.
413-586-3964.
rmgalleries@gmail.com

The Hatchery and the Funks: Works in Progress: 1 p.m. Dance by The Hatchery and comedy improvisation by The Funks. $10. A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton. apearts.org

Music

Greenfield Community College Chorus: 4 p.m. Concert of favorite and new choral music. Free. Greenfield Community College, Sloan Theater, One College Drive, Greenfield.

Puerto Rico Se Levanta!: 2 to 10 p.m. Artists united for Puerto Rico music benefit concert featuring Mitch Chakour, The Mary Jane Jones, Soultree, Bomba Aqui, Rebirth, Jay Stanley and more. Suggested donation $10 to $40. Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St,, Greenfield.

Kaleidoscope: 3 p.m. Pianist Phuong-Nghi Pham performs works of Schubert and Chopin. Free. Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College, Amherst.

Ruddigore: 2:30 p.m. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. aomtheatre.com

Valley Light Opera presents “My Fair Lady”: 2:30 p.m. $18 to $33.50, senior and student discounts. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. 515-291-6567.
valleylightopera@gmail.com

Fairs and Festivals

Country Christmas Fair: 9 a.m. to noon. Shelburne-Buckland Community Center, 53 Main St., Shelburne Falls. Free. 413-625-6272. kmwalsh183@gmail.com

Crafts of Colrain Studio Tour: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit 19 studios. Wood, metal, clay, cloth and fiber, wall art, jewelry, beer. Brochure and map at: www.craftsofcolrain.com

2017 Feast on This! Film Festival: 5:30 p.m. Celebrate the local food revolution. Honor a local food hero, enjoy award-winning shorts and a “call to action” film to keep farmland active. Free. $10 donation. Venues throughout Keene’s Main Street, Keene, N.H.
603-756-2988.
coordinator@mfccoalition.org

Monday, 13 Literary Arts

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Kickoff and Write-Ins: 4:30 p.m. Join other participants in National Novel Writing Month for Writing Ideas and Companionable Writing Time. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012.
reference@forbeslibrary.org

Poetry Discussion Group: 7 p.m. This weekly poetry discussion group is open to everyone, including regulars and drop-ins. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton.
413-587-1011.
reference@forbeslibrary.org

Poetry Reading: Vievee Francis: 8 p.m. Followed by refreshments. Free. Amherst Books, 8 Main St., Amherst. 413-542-8200.
crnewman@amherst.edu

Music

Brass Bash: 7:30 p.m. Featuring student brass ensembles, including the UMass Trombone & Brass Choirs, Horn, Trumpet and Tuba Ensembles. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass, Amherst. 413-577-2154. music@music.umass.edu

Tuesday, 14 literary arts

Hedgerow Poets Reading: Maya Janson, Andrea Stone, Mary A. Koncel: 7:30 p.m. Free. Smith College, Alumnae House Conference Hall, 33 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

“The Last Blonde” by Mary A. Koncel — Book launch and Smith College Hedgerow Poets: 7:30 p.m. Free. Smith College Alumnae House Conference Hall, 33 Elm St., Northampton. 413-992-7408. stevestrimer@gmail.com

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 p.m. Trombonist Clifton Anderson is 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

String Chamber Music: 7:30 p.m. Coordinated by Elizabeth Chang. Free. University of Massachusetts Department of Music and Dance, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass, Amherst.
413-577-2154.

Wednesday, 15 Music

Creacion Latin Band: 8 p.m. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. marketing@hawksandreed.com

Wheelhouse Karaoke: 8 p.m. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield.
marketing@hawksandreed.com

Lenny Zarcone — music as guests dine: 6 p.m. Free. GianniFig’s, 6 Elm St., South Deerfield. 413-834-0841.
lennyzarcone@gmail.com

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

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters: 7 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 413-341-3317.