Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Jan. 23-29
Sheesham & Lotus Friday
Ashfield Community Hall with host a concert Friday featuring Sheesham & Lotus and promoters promise “a feast for the eyes and ears alike.” You can read what else they have to say under “Music.”
Amandla concert Sunday
Amandla Chorus will present its “Come Let Us Sing” concert, which will include songs of celebration and freedom from around the world on Sunday, at 3 p.m., at Temple Israel, 27 Pierce St., Greenfield. See “Music.”
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Bud Light Ski pass and racing sled promo. Win a lift ticket to Wachusett Mountain and ski hats and shirts with each purchase of a Bud Light or Bud Light Lime. NBA, NHL and college hoop action on 14 TVs. 863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Dan Prindle. Brian Jarvis opens. $12, $15. iwww.iheg.com.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Thirsty Thursdays & College night hosted by Big Dan in the Sports Bar. Beer Pong Tournament. Wear your college shirt or show your college ID to be entered in end-of-the-night prizes. 413-773-8313.
DINNER AND A MOVIE THURSDAY EVENINGS during January presented by Next Stage Arts, The Gleanery and the Putney Co-op, Putney, Vt. Each week at 5:30 p.m., the chefs at the Gleanery will serve a menu inspired by some of their favorite films about food; then diners head to Next Stage at 7 to see those films on the big screen. Today: “Jiro Dreams of Shushi” chronicles the real life tale of one of Japan’s best loved and most revered sushi masters. Tickets for dinner and movie are $23 adults, $13 children 13 and under. Seating at the Gleanery is limited. Purchase tickets in advance at the Putney Co-op or the Gleanery during business hours. www.nextstagearts.org. For more information, contact Maria Basescu at 802-387-0102, email@example.com.
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. Noon to 2 p.m. Writer’s Lunch. The library’s meeting room will be open Monday through Thursday. This is a self-directed free writing time open to any writer looking for a place to work through their lunch. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more information.
LEVERETT LIBRARY, 75 Montague Road, Leverett, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Local artist Leslie Fisette will hold a Zentangle Workshop for adults. The Zentangle Website (www.zentangle.com) describes a zentangle as “an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.” Please call or register at the library. 413-548-9220.
KEVIN PARRY hosts Open Mic every Thursday at The Marina Restaurant, Putney Road, Brattleboro, Vt. 7 to 10 p.m. Free. Participating musicians receive 50 percent off their meal. For information or to sign up, call 802-257-7563. www.kevinparrymusic.com.
THE ARTS BLOCK CAFE, 289 Main St. Thursday Night Jazz, Ted Wirt and John Harrison play while people eat every Thursday night from 5 to 7 p.m. Free. theartsblock.com/
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Friday Night Karaoke in The Extra Point Nightclub with Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. No cover. In the Sports Bar, the Celtics vs Thunder and other games on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Soul Prophet, blue folk, American, acoustic reggae. 9 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. John Eddie. Rick Murnane opens. $17.50, $20. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Wishbone Zoe & Lisa Marie Ellingsen. 9:30 p.m. Free. 863-2860, thevoo.net.
ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls. Free pizza and juke box music with drink purchase. 8 to 10 p.m. 413-659 3384.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Friday night madness with Big Dan in the sports bar. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 413-773-8313.
WEST DOVER INN, Route 100, West Dover, Vt. Kevin Parry plays and sings classic rock requests on guitar and mandolin. 8 to 11 p.m. 802-464-5207 www.kevinparrymusic.com.
FRIDAY NIGHT CAFE, Village Church, 32 Main St., Cummington: Ray Mason performs. 7 to 9 p.m. 634-5508, www.cummingtonvillagechurch.com. No cover; tips appreciated.
MOCHA MAYA’S COFFEEHOUSE, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 7:30 p.m. Suitcase Junket featuring Matt Lorenz of Rusty Belle, a multi- instrumentalist and author who performs solo shows as a “one-man-band” using an electric guitar, accordion, ukulele, banjo, vibraphone, glockenspeil, drums and loop station. Audrey Ryan and Jenee Halstead open. Free. Please tip the musicians. 413-625-6292. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D5.
AMHERST INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: Every Friday night, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Bangs Community Center, Boltwood Walk, Amherst Center. Dances from the Balkans, Middle Eastern Europe, more. You need not bring a partner. Live music first Fridays of the month. Some teaching. Beginners welcome. Donation. 549-6748. www.amherstfolkdancing.org.
GUIDING STAR GRANGE, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield: Contra dancing for all. 8 to 11 p.m. Guest caller Bill Olson from Maine teaches and calls the contras. Music by Maine fiddler Pam Weeks and New York state fiddler George Wilson with Bill Olson playing accompaniment guitar. Partners, special costumes and dance experience are not required. Admission is in the form of self determined, free-will contributions (a.k.a. The Honor System) with $10 or barter equivalent suggested. For more information, contact David Kaynor at 367-9380 or firstname.lastname@example.org, www.guidingstargrange.org.
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ “Mother Goose on the Loose,” 11 a.m. Join the happy circle with Kay Lyons at a lap-sit story hour for children ages 3 and under with a grown up every Friday morning. Rhymes, songs and movement games make up this storytime style popularized by author Betsy Diamant-Cohen. In the Picture Book Room today. ∎ Writer’s Workshop. Noon to 2 p.m. Jane Buchanan and Joannah Whitney lead the program, which includes writing exercises and discussion as well as an opportunity to share what has been written. Participants encouraged to attend the open writing periods during the week. No charge; no registration required. Contact Buchanan at 772-1544 for more information. ∎ Open for Business. 2 to 5 p.m. Telecommuters and local business people looking for reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace are invited to the LeVanway Meeting Room Mondays and Fridays. Access to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work.
THE BRIGHT WINGS CHORUS, a group of powerful singers who perform traditional and original American harmony. Soulful, rhythmic and soaring. Their repertoire includes shape-note hymns, Appalachian ballads and gospel quartets. 7:30 p.m. Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill Rd., Putney, Vt. $12, $10 students and seniors.
CHRISTINA’S RESTAURANT, 20 French King Highway, Erving: Floyd Patterson performs. 6:30 p.m. Reservations suggested at 422-1161.
THE PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton: Session Americana in concert. 8 p.m. $15. For more information, call 665-4036.
SHEESHAM & LOTUS, in concert at the Ashfield Community Hall, 521 Main St., Ashfield, 7:30 p.m. Promoters have this to say: “Sheesham and Lotus have created a sonic and visual language that simultaneously harkens back to the early days of recording and performance as well as providing a revisionist take on the old and familiar themes of old-time music. A feast for the eyes and ears alike, the Sheesham and Lotus stage is a testament to old technologies and new sonic ideas presented to the audience in a bombastic and friendly fashion, creating an environment of sepia-tinged musical textures and horn-modified vocals that evoke a feeling of antiquity. Bass harmonicas, jaw-harps and sousaphone in tandem with cello-banjo and fiddles are played with relish and skill. The Sheesham and Lotus show will surprise and delight with beautiful instruments, period costume and innovative design of sound and objects that exceeds the confines of what today comprises the ‘old-time stringband.’ Special attention to lighting and costume brings the show together in an astounding mix of fiddle tunes, ragtime, old-time sibling harmony and good-time blues, the likes of which will defy expectation and explanation.” Tickets: $15 in advance, $17 at the door. Children (14 & under), $7, $8 at the door. Advance tickets available at these locations until 3 p.m.. Friday, Jan. 24: Elmer’s Store, Ashfield; Broadside Books, Northampton; Boswell’s Books, Shelburne Falls; World Eye Bookshop, Greenfield. Tickets available online at www.brattleborotix.com
THE HA-HA’S perform improv comedy. An evening of family-friendly mayhem. 7 p.m. North Star, 135 Russell St., Hadley. Tickets at the door $5 per person, $20 per family. Proceeds benefit North Star, a community center that offers an alternative to middle and/or high school. 582-0193
“DEATH OF A SALESMAN” presented by Stageloft Repertory Theater, 450A Main St., Sturbridge. 8 p.m. Continues Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Through Feb. 9. American classic by Arthur Miller. Tickets $18 adults, $16 seniors 65 and older, $8 students 12 and younger. For information and reservations, call 508-347-9005.
“NUTS” presented by Vermont Theatre Co. 7:30 p.m. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. Continues Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. A high intensity physiological courtroom drama by Tom Topor, “Nuts” is the story of a call girl indicted for manslaughter who is determined to prove she is sane enough to stand trial in spite of her parents’ efforts, for fear of a public scandal, to stop her from proving to the judge she isn’t “nuts.” Tickets $15 general, $12 students, seniors and everyone on Thursdays and Sundays. For reservations call 802-258-1344 or email@example.com.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. TFHS Sports Boosters raffle at 7 p.m. in the Sports Bar, win Super Bowl Party baskets and more. Live music in The Extra Point Nightclub with Dead Man’s Dossier, Crowrider and Problem with Dragons. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Music begins at 9 p.m. $5 cover with all cover charges donated to the family of Greg Ellis from the bands and BTU. 863-2882.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: The Wildcat O’Halloran Band. Not your father’s blues band. 9 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.
GREEN DOOR, Stratton Village Square, Stratton, Vt. 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Lovewhip, electro rockers. 21 and older. Free.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton. 7 p.m. The Bottle Rockets and Marshall Crenshaw. $20, $25. www.iheg.com.
PEARL STREET BALLROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8 p.m. Greensky Bluegrass. Tumblewood Wanderers open. $15, $17. www.iheg.com.
PEARL STREET CLUBROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 7 p.m. The Go To. Like Violet and Grace Under Fire opens. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Maybe Marlene and Definite Friends. 9:30 p.m. Free. 863- 2866, thevoo.net.
ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls. All Fired Up, classic rock, 9:30 p.m. 413-659-3384.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Philadelphia at 1 p.m. Saturday night madness with Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 413-773-8313.
MONADNOCK TRI-STATE DANCE CLUB, Elmm Community Center, 20-21 Durkee St., Winchester, N.H. 7 to 11 p.m. Music by Playin’ Possum.
ACADEMY OF MUSIC, 274 Main St., Northampton. “Meet Me at the Movies: Where Rock ‘N Roll Will Never Die” film series concludes. 7:30 p.m. “Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day.” On Dec. 10, 2007, Led Zeppelin took the stage at London’s 02 Arena to headline a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. Their first headline show in 27 years was a two-hour plus tour de force of the band’s signature blues-infused rock ’n’ roll. $8.25 general admission. Cash or check; additional credit card processing fees apply. For tickets or more information, go to www.academyofmusictheatre.com or call 584-9032, ext. 105.
SUNDERLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY, 20 School St., Sunderland. Mummers play and sword dance with That Long Sword, a local traditional dance troupe. 11 a.m. www.sunderlandpubliclibrary.org. 413-665-2642. Free.
ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: TCR: The Band. 8 p.m. A musical group dedicated to the proposition that everybody needs to have some fun, dance, sing along, let loose, get away from work and generally enjoy. Classical rock, R&B, soul and pop repertoire. $5. 774-1050, www.theartsblock.com. Editor’s note: The band’s name and the admission cost were incorrect in the print edition of Thursday’s Arts & Entertainment section.
CALVIN THEATER, 19 King St., Northampton: 8 p.m. Martin Sexton. Woodford Way opens. $25, $35. www.iheg.com.
NORTHERN ROOTS TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL at Brattleboro Music Center, Brattleboro, Vt. Daytime workshops with Irish fiddler Armand Aromin, Gawler Family; Irish flute and whistle player Dan Restivo; Scandinavian and English Country Dance fiddle and nyckelharpa player Lydia Ievins; Swedish fiddler Andrea Larson; traditional English folk singer Tony Barrand; guitar, mandolin, piano and foot percussionist Keith Murphy; folk singer Meghan MacArthur; Douglas Cox, violin maker; and local musicians Mia Bertelli, Carol Compton, Doug Creighton, Andy Davis, Louisa Engle, Mary Lea, Lissa Schneckenburger and Brendan Taaffe. Also, the Traddleboro ensemble. Most performances happen at the New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. McNeill’s Brewery, a couple blocks away, provide a setting for afternoon jam sessions. Tickets: combination day and evening, $35; daytime only $20; evening, $20; youth combination day and evening $15; youth day only $10; youth evening only $10. Tickets available from the Brattleboro Music Center, www.bmcvt.org, 802-257-4523. Admission 3 p.m. for Family Concert and Family Dance only, $5 per person at the door.
THE PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton: The Stone Coyotes in concert. A rare special almost-unplugged show for these Greenfield-based rockers. 8 p.m. $12 advance, $15 at the door. 665-4036. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D5.
WILLIAM PARKER/ROY CAMPBELL DUO in concert at The Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot St., Holyoke. Parker is a master musician, improviser and composer. Campbell is a master trumpeter and flutist. Tickets $15. A Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares concert. www.jazzshares.com.
AMHERST LIVE: Kirby Theater, Amherst College. High Horse microbrews at 6:30 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m. Amherst Live is a new live magazine show combining interviews, storytelling, TED-style talks, original poetry and live music. The focus of the show is on what it means to live here, in a small New England town, and what we can learn from our neighbors about how to live better. $10.
BRIDAL SHOW OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, sixth annual. Noon to 4 p.m. Hosted by Floral Affairs. Grand Prize is a $1,000 floral package. Fashion show put on by Aliber’s Bridal Shop and a Frosted Wedding Ring Hunt, where you have the chance to win a set of wedding bands. $5 admission, brides attend for free. Greenfield Community College, One College Drive in Greenfield. 413-376-4233 or www.floralaffairsofgreenfield.com
DINING WITH HISTORY, “A bit of snow, a bit of romance,” presented by the Heath Historical Society, 5 to 7 p.m., Heath Community Hall. “Enjoy a potluck supper with friends as we take a casual peek into the lives of Heath families of long ago,” say organizers, who add, “Bring a dish to share.”
FROGTOWN MOUNTAIN PUPPETS perform “The Legend of the Banana Kid.” 1 and 3 p.m. 17 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Evil-doers beware: there’s a new kid in town and he’s loaded with attitude and fruit. The new hero of the Wild West is none other than the Banana Kid and you don’t want to mess with him unless you enjoy getting beaned by one of his boomerang bananas. $8. For reservations, call 802-387-4051 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Winter Preschool Series presents “Who’s Been Here?” 10:30 a.m. Join Janet Nockleby for stories, crafts and a tracking adventure to find out who has been outside in the snow at the Discovery Center. For ages 3 to 6 with a parent or guardian. Siblings and friends welcome. 863-3221.
NELCWIT BOWLATHON at the French King Bowling Center, Route 2 Erving. Noon to 3:30 p.m. Funds donated fuels prevention education programs and supports individiuals and families that have experienced domestic and sexual violence. www.razoo.com/team/nelcwit-S-37th-annual-bowlathon-2.
“DEATH OF A SALESMAN” continues. See Friday’s listing.
“NUT” continues. See Friday’s listing.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Stop to watch the Celtics vs. Nets at 6:30 p.m. then the NFL Pro Bowl at 7 p.m. on 14 TVs. Munchie Bar, BTU wheel, prizes, giveaways and drink specials. 863-2882.
DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. 8 p.m. Russell Kaback. Greenfield singer/songwriter plays original soul and folk. No cover. 978-544-2739. www.dejabrewpub.com.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Jeff D’Antona Trio and Joe Belmont Band, Juke Joint Jazz. $15, $18. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: TNT karaoke. 9 p.m. Free. 863-2866, the voo.net.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Fundraiser for Greg Ellis sponsored by The Home Depot. Raffle prizes, 50/50 at 5 p.m. in the Sports Bar. Watch all your favorite teams on 11 50-inch HDTVs with Kathy in the Sports Bar opening at noon and Erinn downstairs in the Tavern. 413-773-8313.
BALLET JAZZ OF MONTREAL performs a blend of hip, funky moves infused with infectious energy, humor and imagination. 7 p.m. Bellows Falls Opera House, 7 Square, Bellows Falls, Vt. For ticket information, 888-757-5559 or kingdomcounty.org.
MIYAZAKI JAPANESE ANIMATION FESTIVAL opens at Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst. Today at 2 p.m.: “Castle in the Sky” (1986) Rated PG. A young girl with a mysterious pendant falls out of the sky, where she is discovered by a lad who aids her in her search for a floating island in the sky, site of a long-dead civilization that promises enormous wealth and power. In Japanese with English subtitles. Repeats Wednesday at 7 p.m. Parental discretion advised. Not all films are suitable for young children. For ticket information: www.amherstcinema.org.
AMANDLA CHORUS presents “Come Let Us Sing” (songs of celebration and freedom from around the world). 3 p.m. Temple Israel, 27 Pierce St., Greenfield. “We’re singing in Zulu, Spanish, Xhosa, Hebrew, English, SiSwati and French,” said Amandla founder and director Eveline MacDougall. “The concert features original material, as well as a collaboration with the duo Fire Pond. It’s an eclectic and high-energy show!” In addition to South African freedom songs, Amandla will sing songs from the Taizé community in France, several African-American spirituals learned during their collaborations with the late Dr. Horace Clarence Boyer, and works by the American composer Linda Hirschhorn. The title of the concert comes from a song written by MacDougall. The song “Uthando,” popularized by the South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, will be performed with the lead sung by Mari Roulston, 21. “We’re thrilled to have Mari back for a stint with Amandla,” MacDougall said. “She sang with Amandla for years, starting in childhood, and later ran away to join the circus. She’s back briefly before leaving for a trip to Lithuania.” Roulston did a couple of tours with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus and plans to accompany and assist her father, attorney David Roulston, who is blind, when he teaches a course at a Lithuanian university. Admission $12 general, $10 students and seniors, $5 children under 8. Admission waived for people displaced from their homes in recent local firs. Tickets on sale at the World Eye Bookshop, 156 Main St., Greenfield. Fully accessible.
QUABBIN VALLEY PRO MUSICA, resident chorus of 1794 Meetinghouse conducted by Charles Heffernan, will perform in concert, titled “Alpha and Omega,” at 3 p.m., in Central Congregational Church, 93 South Main St., Orange. “Laud to the Nativity” by Ottorino Respighi will feature solos by Allison Pollitt of Athol and Jennifer Tyo and Ethan Bremner. Requiem by Gabriel Fauré will feature solos by Candi Fetzer of Orange and John Salvi. Tickets are $15 for adults and seniors. Children 12 and under are admitted free.
18TH ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF, 4 to 7 p.m, at Mohawk Park in Charlemont. Live Cajun music by Zydeco Connection. Nice wooden dance floor. Bring your dancing shoes. Admission of $7 allows you to taste and vote for your favorite. Still some room for chili entries! Contact Tammy at email@example.com. This is a fundraiser for Yankee Doodle Days, the summertime fair in Charlemont.
PASTEL PAINT LIKE THE MASTERS: “THE SUNFLOWERS,” 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free art workshop with Greg Maichack at the 1739 Bernardston Unitarian Meetinghouse. Bernardston. Limited space, to reserve email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“BRILLIANCE REVEALED: ORIGINAL PALETTES OF EARLY NEW ENGLAND FURNITURE,” 2 to 3 p.m., Garonzik Auditorium, Koch Science Center, Deerfield Academy. Part of Historic Deerfield’s free lecture series, “Furniture Masterworks: Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture.” Each lecture will be held on a Sunday at 2 p.m. This first lecture will be presented by Susan L. Buck, Ph.D., conservator and paint analyst, who will show how 17th- and early 18th-century interiors were far more colorful than we can imagine: even middling houses often had brightly painted furniture, high-contrast patterned textiles and intensely pigmented woodwork paints. This presentation will help to change perceptions of the painting skills and colorful palettes of early New England decorative painters and their clients. The recently opened exhibition, “Furniture Masterworks: Tradition and Innovation in Western Massachusetts,” will be open all day touring. The exhibition is in the Wright House and is a part of the Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture collaboration. www.historic-deerfield.org.
“DEATH OF A SALESMAN” continues. See Friday’s listing.
“NUTS” continues. See Friday’s listing.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Catch the Bruins vs Islanders and Celtics vs Knicks at 7 p.m. and college basketball Big Monday on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Joti’s Wide Open Microphone. 8 p.m. Sign ups at 7:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. NY Islanders at 7 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Country music with host Kathy and her candy bowl. Monday Madness with Big Dan in the Sports Bar. 413-773-8313.
DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road. A Night of Poetry to Benefit the Montague Reporter. 7 to 10 p.m. $3 to $10 sliding scale, door prize raffle, five-minute, open-mic slots, guest and featured readers include Jess Mynes, Patricia Pruitt, Lea Banks, Paul Richmond. 10 percent of bar proceeds also benefit the Montague Reporter. 978-544-2739. www.dejabrewpub.com
REBECCA STENN, the Redfern Arts Center’s 2013-14 choreographer-in-residence will perform a solo dance concert accompanied by composer Jay Weissman, bass. 7:30 p.m. Redfern’s Alumni Recital Hall, Keene State College campus, Keene, N.H. Tickets $20 general public, $15 seniors and children, $5 KSC students. 603-358-2168, www.keene.edu/racbp.
“THE BUTLER” shown at the Whately Library, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. Rated PG- 13. Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, as the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect his life, family and American society. 3 and 5:30 p.m. Free popcorn.
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Sunshine Story Time. 10 a.m. Kay Lyons brings a blend of read aloud, sing-along, play-along fun to families with young children. 772-1544 ext. 5, www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org. ∎ Writer’s Lunch. The library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. Self-directed free writing time. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details. ∎ Open for Business. 2 to 5 p.m. Reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace. Free.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Two free games of pool every Tuesday with purchase of a pitcher of beer plus catch the Bruins vs. Panthers on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 10 p.m. Latin Night. No cover. www.iheg.com.
PEARL STREET CLUBROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8 p.m. Man Man. Xenia Rubinos opens. $15, $18. www.iheg.com.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Bruins vs. Florida at 7 p.m. Broken Bones Club. Every Tuesday night in the tavern from 5:30 p.m. to close. Co-sponsored by the beast of the east Berkshire East and Competitive Edge ski shops. Register to win lift tickets to Berkshire East and prizes from Competitive Edge. Every week, six names will be drawn and put on the “ski board” until the grand finale party March 11 when the grand prize package will be given away to the winner. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Trivia at 7. Open beer pong tournament with Megan starts at 9 p.m. 773-8313.
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Open for Business. 2 to 5 p.m. Telecommuters and local business people looking for reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace are invited to the library’s LeVanway Meeting Room Mondays and Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. Access to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work. ∎ Preschool Story Hour. 10 a.m. Parents with kids 5 and under are invited for a weekly hour of story and craft time fun. Meet other people with small children and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts with Sally Ahearn. In the LeVanway Meeting room. No sign up required. Free. For more information, call the children’s librarian at 772-1544, ext. 5. ∎ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. The library’s meeting room is open Monday through Thursday for a Writers’ Lunch. Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details. ∎ Creative Nonfiction Writing Group. 6 to 8 p.m. A creative nonfiction writing group led by Joannah Whitney meet in the GPL’s LeVanway Room. The group is open to anyone on a drop-in basis with no registration required. Whitney will present prompts for participants to write from for time periods. Writers are encouraged to share their work. Participants should call ahead during inclement weather. For more information, contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 ext. 110.
TUESDAYS IN BEZANSON: A Romantic Evening. 8 p.m. UMass-Amherst Music and Dance Department and Smith College professors Elizabeth Chang, violin; Ron Gorevic, viola; Astrid Schween and Marie-Volcy Pelletier, cello; Laura Klock, horn; Gilles Vonsattel and Nadine Shank, piano. All music by Robert Schumann. Tickets $3 UMass students, $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general public; free for UMass music majors and minors. 545-2511, fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.
GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE Senior Symposia, GCC Downtown Center, 270 Main St., Greenfield. 2 to 4 p.m. “God, Democracy, and the Arab Revolutions.” Presented by longtime Northfield Mount Hermon faculty member Ted Thornton. He will address the current mix of religion, politics and revolution that was sparked by the self-immolation of a street vendor in Tunisia in December 2010. $10 775-1420.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke in the Sports Bar hosted by Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. Celtics vs. 76ers at 7 p.m. on 14 TVs. 863-2882.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. TNT Productions “We know entertainment” Karaoke in the Sports Bar. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Restaurant Appreciation Night. Come in wearing your work shirt or show a pay stub and receive a special prize from Big Dan in the Sports Bar. Free pool for Bar/Restaurant employees. Sign up for free prizes and giveaways. 413-773-8313.
LINE DANCE LESSONS every Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, School Street, Greenfield. Beginner to intermediate. $5 per session. Ring the doorbell for admission. Beginner lessons at 7 p.m.; intermediate at 8. Call Pat at 665-4260 or email email@example.com for more information.
MIYAZAKI JAPANESE ANIMATION FESTIVAL continues. “Castle in the Sky” repeats. See Sunday’s listing.
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. The library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday for a Writers’ Lunch. This is a self-directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through their lunch. Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or port. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-544 for more details. ∎ Chess Club. 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Meet up with other chess players in the meeting room. Contact calderrossi@gmail with questions. The first Monday of the month will feature a speed chess tournament.
ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: 6 to 8 p.m. January Buzz Event. Updates on statewide initiatives and programs. Meet new River Culture Director Suzanne LoManto and hear what’s happening in Turners Falls in 2014. Hear about the creation of Daniel Hales’ new album and his release party at The Shea. Presented by the Fostering Art and Culture Project. www.fosteringartandculture.org.