Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Jan. 30-Feb. 5
‘Food for Change’
Since giving locals a sneak peek in October, local filmmaker Steve Alves has shown his new documentary, “Food for Change,” at film festivals and at a conference in South Africa. He is bringing it back to our area with several screenings, including at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton on Saturday. You can learn more about this film, which examines the co-op food movement in the United States, under “Films.”
Greenfield Winter Carnival
Greenfield will host its Winter Carnival Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There are a host of events planned, many of them at Beacon Field. See “Fairs & Festivals.”
Pictured, Elizabeth Dolinder and daughter Emeline fly down the hill kicking up snow before crashing during the winter carnival during a previous Winter Carnival.
Violinist and New York City Ballet Orchestra concertmaster Kurt Nikkanen will perform the second violin concerto by Hungarian composer Bela Bartok during the Pioneer Valley Symphony’s “Exploration” concert at Frontier Regional School Saturday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. See "Music."
Greenfield Winter Fare
There will be a host of workshops at Saturday’s Greenfield Winter Farmers Market, which will coincide with a series of Greenfield Winter Fare events scheduled Saturday through Feb. 9. See “Potpourri” for the details.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Bud Light Ski pass and racing sled promo. Win a lift ticket to Wachusett Mountain and qualify to win the Bud Light racing sled and ski mirror, Bud Light winter hats and shirts. One entry with each Bud Light purchase. 863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Sketches. $10, $15. www.iheg.com.
LUTHER’S CO-OP, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. Ray Mason. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. No cover; tips appreciated. 527-6627, www.luthiers-coop.com.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Montreal at 7 p.m. 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: “Fresh,” the movie documents some of the leading farmers and food systems innovators in the modern quest for a just, sustainable food future. 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. Final in the series. www.nextstagearts.org. For more information, contact Maria Basescu at 802-387-0102, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
VISITING WRITERS SERIES hosts Joseph O’Neill. Memorial Hall, UMass-Amherst, 8 p.m. Free. O’Neill is the author of three novels and a work of non-fiction, most recently “Netherland” (2008), winner of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and one of The New York Times’ “10 Best Books of 2008”; and “Blood-Dark Track: A Family History” (2001). His newest novel, “The Dog,” will be published in September.
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/
THE 1ST VISIT: New England Jazz Ensemble in concert. 8 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass-Amherst. Performance by the Connecticut-based jazz ensemble with five critically-acclaimed CDs. $3 UMass students; $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general public; free for UMass music majors and minors. 545-2511, fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.
FOUR SUNDAYS KICK-OFF PARTY, Hinge, 48 Main St., Northampton, 5 to 8 p.m. Hosted by The Northampton Arts Council in advance of its Four Sundays in February series which begins with the Silver Chord Bowl at John M. Greene Hall this Sunday followed by “Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay,” Feb. 9, 2 p.m., at the Academy of Music; Mumbai in Massachusetts, Feb. 16, 2 p.m., Academy of Music; and The Really Big Show, Feb. 23, 2 p.m., Academy of Music. Those who attend the kick-off party will have a chance to win tickets to all of the events, eat appetizers provided by Hinge, drink delicious beer served up by Pioneer Brewing Co., and listen to valley-grown live music performed by Bunk and The Young Tricksters. www.northamptonartscouncil.org
“THE GUARDIAN OF CORIOLANUS” presented by Britain’s National Theatre Live will be screened at 7 p.m. live at Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst. Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge with Tom Hiddleston in the title role. $24 general admission. www.amherstcinema.org. Repeats Feb. 15 at 1 p.m.
“NUTS” presented by Vermont Theatre Co. 7:30 p.m. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Vt. Continues Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. A high-intensity, psychological courtroom drama by Tom Tapor. Tickets $15 general, $12 students, seniors and everyone Thursdays and Sundays. 802-258-1344, email@example.com.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Friday Night Karaoke in The Extra Point Nightclub with Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. NBA, NHL and College Hoop action on 14 TVs in the Sports Bar. No cover. 863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Melissa Ferrick. $22.50, $25. www.iheg.com.
PEARL STREET CLUBROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 9 p.m. Break Science. Paul Basic (PrettyLights Music). $15, $20. www.iheg.com.
ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls. Free pizza from 8 to 10 p.m. with drink purchase. 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.
MOCHA MAYA’S COFFEEHOUSE, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Pamela Means. 8 p.m. Means plays a snarling, energetic guitar. “She’s got chops — more than the other gentle pickers of her ilk will ever have. Means’ voice is hard-wired to her heart: emotional, raw, angry when it needs to be, yet supple and warm as an embrace. The truth may not always be pretty, but Means is a stunningly effective messenger.” Oregon Live, Portland Ore. Free; please tip the musicians. 413-625-6292.
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: Newcomers contra dance. 7 to 11 p.m. One-hour dance workshop on basic skills 7 to 8 p.m. Regular dance at 8:15. Music by the Guiding Star Contra Dance Ensemble led by David Kaynor (fiddle) and Stuart Kenney (banjo, bass) with a cast of dozens in the sometimes uproarious, always all-welcoming band. To all workshop participants, the entire evening dance is free. Participants in the regular dance are encouraged to make a self-determined, free-will contribution (a.k.a. The Honor System) with $10 or barter equivalent suggested. For more information, David Kaynor at 367-6562 or firstname.lastname@example.org. www.guidingstargrange.org/
Fairs & Festivals
GREENFIELD WINTER CARNIVAL opens. Live ice carvings throughout downtown Greenfield by area artists. Ice sculptures will be displayed throughout the weekend. Kick-off continues at Beacon Field with a bonfire, fire dancers, and fireworks display; amateur photography contest, Middle School art exhibit, cribbage tournament and Lights Out DJ public skate. Continues Saturday and Sunday. For a complete schedule of events and event map, visit the town’s website, www.greenfield-ma.gov/pages/GreenfieldMA_Recreation/WinterCarnival. 772-1553.
“A PLACE AT THE TABLE,” thoughtful film with Jeff Bridges looks at hunger in America, especially as it impacts one out of four children. 7 p.m. Wendell Library, Wendell. An informal discussion will follow.
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.
“ALL FOLKED UP” monthly songwriter showcase. 7 to 9:30 p.m. The Thirsty Mind, Village Commons, South Hadley. Featuring the some of the best singer-songwriters in the valley, say promoters. Free. Appearing are Jay Mankita, Bruce King and Michael Orlen.
ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: 8 p.m. Jazz + Plus + Classical Piano/Cello. Juke Joint Jazz hosts The Bi-Focal Duo featuring Ken Forfia on piano, and Vernon David on cello performe their repertoire from Chopin, Debussy, Chick Corea and other classics. Tickets $7 advance, $10 at the door. For information and advanced tickets visit www.theartsblock.com, 774-1050.
GASLIGHT TINKERS in concert at the Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 8 p.m. $15. Dance floor will be open. 665-4036.
MARY WITT AND ANNIE PATTERSON (of Rise Up Singing fame) join vocal harmonies accompanied by guitar, bass and banjo. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Lumber Yard Restaurant, 383 Main St., Amherst. Music ranging from Gillian Welch to Tom Waits to Ella Fitzgerald to Marvin Gaye and more. 253-4200, www.lumberyardamherst.com.
MUSIC AT AMHERST SEASON continues with a Chamber Series concert of Haydn, Shostakovich and Ravel trios presented by the Gryphon Trio. 8 p.m. Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center, Amherst College. Tickets $28 general, $22 seniors, $12 students. Free for Five College students. For reservations call 542-2195 or amherst.universitytickets.com.
MUSIC IN THE MEETINGHOUSE, First Parish of Northfield, Unitarian, Main Street & Parker Avenue, Northfield. 7 p.m. An evening of local folk/blues/Americana music featuring The Tri Tones, Our Little Life and Dave Dersham. Donations accepted
U.S. COAST GUARD BAND CHAMBER ENSEMBLE concert. 8 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass-Amherst. Free. Pick up tickets at the Fine Arts Center Box Office or call 545-2511 to have them held.
“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” continues. See Thursday’s listing.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Top 40, dance and hip-hop music spun in The Extra Point Nightclub with DJ Drew at 10 p.m. No cover. Catch all the college hoop action on 14 TVs in the Sports Bar. 863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton. ∎ 7 p.m. Spirit Family Reunion. Sean W. Spellman of Quiet Life opens. $15, $18. ∎ 10 p.m. The Snaz. Jake McKelvie and The Countertops open. $8, $10. www.iheg.com.
ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls. Ketch-Frye. Modern and classic rock. 9:30 p.m. Kitchen re-opened.. 413-659-3384.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Edmonton at 1 p.m. Saturday night madness with Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 413-773-8313.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Yani Batteau. 8 p.m. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, email@example.com.
FIRST SATURDAY CONTRADANCE, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield, 8 to 11:30 p.m. Wild Asparagus with David Cantieni, Becky Tracy, Ann Percival, guests Keith Murphy and Corey DiMario, and Steve Zakon-Anderson calling. 8 to 8:30 p.m., beginners’ workshop, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., contradance. $10, $8 students. www.guidingstargrange.org/
Fairs & Festivals
GREENFIELD WINTER CARNIVAL continues. Four-mile Sleigh Bell Run. Participants jingle their way through the scenic course that begins on Hope Street. Register at Recreation Department and Town Hall or day of at Hope & Olive. For indoor fun: Family Fun Fest featuring LEGO competition, Jack Golden’s performance of “EnviroGanza,” art exhibit, face painting, crafts, games and showing of Disney’s “Planes” at the Recreation Department, 20 Sanderson St. Also, snowshoeing trek at Highland Park; public ice skating and a Pioneer Valley Vipers hockey match at Collins/Moylan Arena, 5 Barr Ave. Festival continues Sunday. For complete schedule of events and map visit: www.greenfield-ma.gov/Pages/GreenfieldMA_Recreation/WinterCarnival or call 772-1553.
“ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU” starring Michael York and Burt Lancaster will be shown at Wendell Free Library, 7 Wendell Depot Road, Wendell. 7:30 p.m. A ship-wrecked man floats ashore on an island in the Pacific Ocean. The island is inhabited by a scientist, Dr. Moreau, who in an experiment has turned beasts into human beings. Free. Part of the monthly series of Science Fiction/Fantasy and Horror/Monster movies at the library. 978-544-3559.
“FOOD FOR CHANGE,” a documentary by local filmmaker Steve Alves. Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton. 2 p.m. This new film looks at the current resurgence of food co-operatives in America and their unique historic place in America’s economic and political landscape, as told through a combination of interviews, rare archival footage and commentary by co-op leaders and historians. Alves describes his documentary as “one part food, to two parts politics, to three parts economics.” First shown locally at Garden Cinemas, the film premiered at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn., and has played in two film festivals and at an international conference in South Africa, says Alves, who adds that more than 40 towns in the U.S. and Canada have shown it. Tickets available at the box office ($7.50), firstname.lastname@example.org, at River Valley Market, or at The Old Creamery Co-op. Proceeds benefit the Amherst Community Co-op’s start up development funding. Pre-film music by Alves’ new jazz trio, Midnight Swerve. Alves will be in attendance to talk about his film. Alves has a host of other screenings planned for our area, look for them under “Films.”
BRUCE’S BROWSER, next to the Common in Athol, will celebrate its ninth anniversary. The bookstore and cyber cafe is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Food, raffles, discounts. WJDF radio will broadcast live from the store from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Authors on hand include Quabbin historian J.R. Greene; prolific Royalston author and journalist Allen Young; Royalston’s 2011 Derringer Short Story Award winner Kathy Chencharik; sisters in Crime members Ruth McCarty, Carol Perry and Sharon Daynard; Warwick photographer Tom Wyatt; paranormal investigator and author Joni Mayhan from South Hadley; Orange poet Candace Curran and more. Snow date Feb. 8.
ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, presents a free family day. “Friendiversary,” a celebration of friendship and reading, will feature costumed characters Elephant and Piggie from Mo Willems’ award-winning book series, Newbery Honor artist Grace Lin and storytimes, films, exhibitions and art activities surrounding the theme of friendship. First 500 children who attend will receive a free Elephant and Piggie book. 658-1100, www.carlemuseum.org.
ANNUAL COLLEGIATE A CAPPELLA CONCERT at the Latchis Theatre Union Station, downtown Brattleboro, Vt. 7:30 p.m. Featuring the Dartmouth Aires, Tufts Beelzebubs, Amherst Zumbyes, University of Vermont Cat’s Meow, Clark Bars. Tickets $20 to $35; VIP front row tickets $75. For information, call 802-257-0124 ext. 101.
ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: 8 p.m. the Woman Songwriter Collective with June & the Bee. “All Things Loved and Left-Behind,” an evening of heart-warming and heart-aching original songs. $7 in advance, $10 at the door. For more information and tickets visit www.theartsblock.com, 774-1050. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D5.
PIONEER VALLEY SYMPHONY presents a concert titled “Exploration.” 7:30 p.m. Frontier Regional School, South Deerfield. The program explores Hungarian themes and presents one of the foremost American violinists, Kurt Nikkanen, principal violinist with the New York City Ballet Orchestra. PVS music director Paul Phillips will conduct. Amherst professor and Bartók scholar David Schneider will give a brief, pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. The concert begins with three of Brahms’s Hungarian Dances, numbers 1, 3 and 10. The second work is Franz Liszt’s Tone Poem No. 2, “Tasso, lamento e trionfo.” The final work, Béla Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2, will be performed by Nikkanen. Tickets $20 adults, $17 seniors, $6 children and students. Tickets available online at pvsoc.org or by calling 773-3664.
SONG & STORY SWAP, The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst featuring storyteller and songster Jackson Gillman. 7 p.m. Energy, wit, music and wisdom are the stock in trade of Gillman as he incorporates comedy, drama, music, dance, mime and sign language into his own intimate style of theater, say promoters. Free; donations accepted.
CIRQUE ALFONSE performs “Timber!” inspired by North American lumberjacks and logging. Daring aerial and circus acrobatics combined with astounding feats of agility and strength, promoters promise, 2 p.m. Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College, Keene, N.H. Tickets $25 to $40 and $5 for KSC students. 603-358-2168, www.keene.edu/racbp.
FIRE VICTIMS BENEFIT, Shelburne Falls Eagles Club, 52 State St., Buckland. 4 to 10 p.m. On Dec. 10, 2013, Amanda Coutu and Matt Jones lost their home and all their possessions in a fire. The benefit will include raffles, food, music and a cash bar. Tickets are $10 and available prior to the event, or at the door. To purchase tickets ahead of time, call 413-768-7930.
GREENFIELD WINTER FARMERS MARKET at Greenfield High School, 1 Lenox Ave., Greenfield. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Garden vegetables from greens to root vegetables, meat, maple syrup and other staples. Use the entrance on Kent Avenue, off Silver Street. greenfieldfarmersmarket.com. Workshops (check greenfieldfarmersmarket.com/winter-fare for finalized schedule): ∎ 11:15 a.m. to noon, Keeping Food Alive: The Secrets of Winter Gardening, with Daniel Botkin. ∎ 11:15 a.m. to noon, Maple Sugaring Without Trees, with Mark Lattanzi. ∎ 12:15 to 1 p.m., Lacto-Fermented Vegetables, with Aaron Falbel. ∎ 12:15 to 1 p.m., Your Food is Your Medicine: Cooking With Medicinal Herbs, with Leslie Chaison. Local band Last Night’s Fun will perform. This week, a host of Winter Fare events are also planned. See listing below.
GREENFIELD WINTER FARE EVENTS: ∎ Open Hearth Cooking Classes, Saturday, Feb. 1 and Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Historic Deerfield. Contact Claire Carlson at email@example.com or 413-775-7217. $55 per person. ∎ Greenfield Local Food Potluck, Sunday, Feb. 2, 12:30 p.m. Call Marsha Stone at 413-773-0201 for details and to RSVP. ∎ Film Screening of “Food for Change” and Discussion with Filmmaker, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m. Sunderland Public Library, 20 School Street. For information, contact 413-665-2642. ∎ Ashfield seventh annual Local Food Potluck, Friday, Feb. 7, 6 p.m., Congregational Church, Main Street, Ashfield. Contact John Hoffman, 413-625-6967 or Holly Westcott, 413-628-4613 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details. ∎ Annual Franklin County “Cabin Fever” Seed Swap, Sunday, Feb. 9, 1 to 4 p.m., Green Fields Market, Greenfield, upstairs meeting room. For information, check out www.facebook.com/greenfieldsunflowers. ∎ Seed Starting workshop, Sunday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m., Ashfield Congregational Church, Main Street. Sponsored by Share the Warmth. Contact Holly Westcott at 413-628-4613 or email@example.com for details. ∎ Conway Local Food Potluck Supper, Sunday, Feb. 9, 5 p.m., Conway Town Hall. For information, contact Mary McClintock at 413-522-5932 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See Greenfield Winter Farmers Market listing above.
“DEATH OF A SALESMAN” continues. See Friday’s listing.
“NUTS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Super Bowl XLVIII at 6:20 p.m. Drink specials, munchies, prizes and giveaways during the game. Watch the game on 14 TVs. Chance to win a Patriots outdoor flag. 863-2882.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Watch the Super Bowl Denver vs. Seattle on 11 50-inch HDTVs with Kathy in the Sports Bar opening at noon and Erinn downstairs in the Tavern. 413-773-8313.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Ray Mason, the Godfather of the New England music scene. 2:30 p.m. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, email@example.com.
BRATTLEBORO BALKAN DANCE at the Stone Church, Main and Grove Streets, Brattleboro, Vt. 7 to 10 p.m. Music by Xopo featuring Becky Ashenden, Chuck Corman, Gawain Thomas, Annie Guion, Addie Holland and Joe and Barbara Blumenthal. Lively and fun line and circle dances from the Balkans. Free beginner teaching session at 6:30 p.m. Bring clean, soft soled shoes and water bottle. $12 suggested donation. 802-257-9513.
Fairs & Festivals
GREENFIELD WINTER CARNIVAL CONCLUDES: Breakfast with Frosty at 8 a.m. at the Ninety-Nine Restaurant. $6 per person, $4 for 10- to 2-year-olds; under 2, free. Events at Beacon field include sledding down Beacon Hill, ice skating on the outdoor ice rink, building snowmen, snow sculpture contest, ski and snowshoe demos by Eastern Mountain Sports, horse drawn hay or sleigh rides, community wide tug of war, DJ, ice bowling, broom ball, hockey match, K-9 keg pull. The conclusion of events is the cardboard sled race. The creativity is limitless — anything goes. All sleds must be made of cardboard. For sled race rules and complete schedule of events and event map, visit http://www.greenfield-ma.gov/Pages/GreenfieldMA_Recreation/WinterCarnival
MIYAZAKI JAPANESE ANIMATION FESTIVAL continues at Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst. Princess Mononoke” will be shown at 2 p.m. (1997) Rated PG13. Repeats Wednesday at 7 p.m. Original Japanese with English subtitles. for ticket information: www.amherstcinema.org.
BANISH MISFORTUNE in concert. 3 p.m. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 665-4036, www.signaturesounds.com.
CABARET! songs of Kurt Weill. 4 p.m. Sweeney Concert Hall, Smith College, Northampton. Weill, composer of “Mack the Knife” and so many other standards from the 1940s, has had a huge impact on popular music. His songs have been recorded by performers as diverse as Nina Simone, PJ Harvey, The Doors and Sting. Local pianist Clifton Noble and Five College student singers perform some of Weill’s best known songs alongside many of his lesser-known pieces. Free.
FOUR SUNDAYS IN FEBRUARY, Silver Chord Bowl, sh owcasing some of the best collegiate a cappella groups in the country including local sensations the Smiffenpoofs from Smith College, who are fresh off a visit with the President and the First Lady. 2 p.m. John M. Green Hall, Smith College, Northampton. All seats are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. This first event in the series will be followed by “Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay,” Feb. 9, 2 p.m., at the Academy of Music; Mumbai in Massachusetts, Feb. 16, 2 p.m., Academy of Music; and The Really Big Show, Feb. 23, 2 p.m., Academy of Music. www.northamptonartscouncil.org
GREEN RIVER YOGA & MOVEMENT ARTS, 158 Main St., 2nd Floor, Greenfield, will offer “Living from Essence,” a talk on the ideas of the Gurdjieff/Ouspensky Work. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Led by Rosemary Christoph of Shelburne Falls. Donations $5 to $15 sliding scale. www.greenriveryoga.com.
GREENFIELD WINTER FARE EVENTS, see Saturday’s listing.
“THE THREE ORANGES,” marionette puppet play presented by teachers from Pine Hill Waldorf School. 2 p.m. Mariposa Museum, 26 Main St., Peterborough, N.H. Adapted from an Italian fairy tale. Suitable for all ages, especially 3- to 8-year-olds. $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children, Mariposa members free. Wheelchair accessible. 603-924-4555, firstname.lastname@example.org. pperformed by marionette puppet
“DEATH OF A SALESMAN” concludes. See Friday’s listing.
“NUTS” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls: College basketball Big Monday. Catch all the action on 14 TVs. 863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Marcia Ball. $25, $30. www.iheg.com.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. 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.
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.
FREE SOUP & GAMES NIGHT, Hope and Olive, 44 Hope St., Greenfield, 5 to 7:30 p.m. People come and enjoy a free buffet of soups & breads, etc. grab a drink from the bar if they wish, and sit down with friends to play games or chat. Benefits the Community YMCA of Greenfield’s Exercise is Medicine program.
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.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Bruins vs. Vancouver at 7 p.m. Broken Bones Club. Every Tuesday night in the tavern from 5:30 p.m. to close. 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 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.
“HAPLESS BIZARRE,” contemporary dance by choreographer Doug Elkins that melds slapstick comedy with hip-hop moves and ragtime music. 7:30 p.m. Redfern’s Main Theatre, Keene State College, Keene, N.H. Tickets $15 to $25, $5 for KSC students. Call the box office at 603-358-2168 or www.keene.edu/racbp.
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. Monday through Thursday. ∎ 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.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke in the Sports Bar hosted by Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. 863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Tommy Castro and the Painkillers. $17.50, $20. www.iheg.com.
PEARL STREET BALLROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8 p.m. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires. $17, $20. www.iheg.com.
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. “Princess Mononoke” repeats. See Sunday’s listing.
“FOOD FOR CHANGE,” a documentary by local filmmaker Steve Alves, Sunderland Public Library, 20 School St., Sunderland. 6:30 p.m. See Saturday’s listing under “Films” for more information about this documentary.
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.
“THE QUABBIN,” featuring local history/local novelists reading and lecture. 7 p.m. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. J.R. Greene has written a dozen Quabbin-related books; Maryanne O’Hara is author of “Cascade,” a novel of art and desire in the 1930s, set in a town loosely based on the four towns flooded to create the Quabbin, and Gail Thomas who has published two books of poetry, “No Simple Wilderness: An Elegy for Swift River Valley” and “Finding the Bear.” Books will be for sale. 587-1017, www.forbeslibrary.org.
DIRK POWELL AND RILEY BAUGUS perform at the Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 7 p.m. $17 advance, $20 at the door. 665-4036.
GREENFIELD WINTER FARE EVENTS, see Saturday’s listing.