A&E Calendar: Feb. 20-26
Historic Deerfield’s free lecture series Historic Deerfield’s free winter lecture series, “Furniture Masterworks: Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture” continues Sunday, at 2 p.m., with “Making a Masterpiece: The Turret-Top Tea Table at Historic Deerfield” presented by Brock Jobe, professor of American Decorative Arts, Winterthur Museum. It will be at the Garonzik Auditorium, Koch Science Center, Deerfield Academy. www.historic-deerfield.org.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Bud Light Mount Snow Ski pass giveaway. Win two lift tickets tonight at 11 p.m. by purchasing Bud Light draft specials. 863-2882.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: 8 to 10:30 p.m. Tommy Filiault Trio. 8 to 10:30 p.m. Acoustic rock with Sturgis Cunningham and Klondike Koehler. No cover. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Zach Deputy. Big Jon Short opens. $20, $25. ∎ 10 p.m. Zach Deputy. $20, $25. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Half Shaved Jazz. 7:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls: 7:30 p.m. Free Texas Hold’em League. 659-3384.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Eleven 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.
MOCHA MAYA’S COFFEEHOUSE, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Open mic night hosted by Pamela Means. 7 p.m. Every third Thursday. Perform your own originals (No covers please). Free; please tip the bartenders. 413-625-6292.
KIDSBESTFEST & YOUTHFILM 2014, Through Friday. 1 p.m. Academy of Music, Northampton. All shows $3 at the door. YouthFilm showcases films made by local youth who are at the beginning of their budding careers. The participants are able to see their films on the Academy of Music’s large screen in a theater setting before each of the KidsBestFest feature films. Today: “Maidentrip.” Subtitled 10 and older. Award-winning documentary about 14-year-old girl on a two year voyage sailing round the world by herself. www.northamptonartscouncil.org/
NEXT STAGE ARTS PROJECT Futhre Collective’s Righteous Youth Rebellion Movie Series continues. 7 p.m. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. $5 suggested donation. Today: “Pump Up the Volume.” 1990 comedy-drama film written and directed by Allan Moyle and starring Christian Slater and Samantha Mathis. 802-387-0102, www.nextstagearts.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.
CALVIN THEATER, 19 King St., Northampton: An Evening with Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Hazel Miller and Ronnie Baker Brooks opens. 8 p.m. $25, $35. www.iheg.com.
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 THIRD STRING TRIO performs at Esselon Cafe, 99 Russell St., Hadley. 6 to 8 p.m. No cover. Old World cafe music.
GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Greenfield Garden Club presents: The Smith College Botanic Garden: Past, Present and Future. 7 to 9 p.m. Featuring speakers Cynthia Boettner of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge. They will present an update on new invasive species to the Franklin County area and things that can be done to prevent their spread. Also, Michael Marcotrigiano, professor of biological sciences and director of the Botanic Garden at Smith College in Northampton, will give a talk highlighting the past, present and future of the Botanic Garden at Smith College. 863-3221, www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org.
“CINDERELLA” presented by Williston Northampton Children’s Theatre, 18 Payson Ave., Easthampton. 3:30 p.m. Repeats Friday and Saturday. The play, featuring an all-female cast, will be performed in the British pantomime style, which encourages the audience to participate — cheer, boo, even sing — with the actors. $5 general. wnsboxoffice.tixato.com/buy.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Bud Light Mardi Gras party hosted by Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. Come to karaoke in the Extra Point Nightclub to “earn” your beads and win great Mardi Gras prizes. Catch all the sports action on 14 TVs in the Sports Bar. No cover. 863-2882.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: 9 to 11:30 p.m. Josh Levangie and The Mud, Blood & Beer Band. Johnny Cash and more. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.
THE DEUCE (WWII CLUB), 50 Conz St., Northampton: Lonesome Brothers. 6 to 8:30 p.m. 586-3315, www.ww2club.com.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Luther “guitar Junior” Johnson and the Magic Rockers. $15, $18. ∎ 10 p.m. Hannah and Maggie. Santina King opens. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls. Street Change and Lexi Weege. Indie/singer-songwriter. 9:30 p.m. Free. http://thevoo.net.
ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls. Free jukebox music. Kitchen now open. 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, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: M.R. Poulpoulos with guest Dan Johnson. 8 p.m. Sweetly melodic and often melancholy, as well as intelligent and soulful, Poulopoulo’s songs, like him, are honest and eloquent. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: Community Music and Dance Party with Xopo. 7 to 7:30 p.m., learn sit-in tunes with Xopo; 7:30 to 8, dance instruction; 8 to 11:30 , dance party. Balkan, contra, Swedish, Zwiefachers, waltzing and more. Sliding scale entrance fee $5 to $15. www.xopoandfriends.net.
“FROM THE HEART OF THE WORLD: The Elder Brother’s Warning.” 7 p.m. Mariposa Museum, 26 Main St., Peterborough, N.H. The film examines the ancient way of life of the Kogi people, descendants of the Tairona civilization that vanished from pre-Columbian America 400 years ago, and shares their urgent message, say organizers. $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children; members free. 603-924-4555, email@example.com.
KIDSBESTFEST and Youth Film 2014 concludes with “Youth Reel: Paradgm” (Internatinal Ages 13 and older). See Thursday’s listing.
LOONEY TUNES CARTOON FESTIVAL, Pothole Pictures, Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. An uproarious cavalcade of the misadventures of wascally wabbits, frustrated lisping mallards, and faulty ACME products in the triumphant return of the BBDDPPRREFSFFF (The Bugs Bunny Daffy Duck Porky Pig Road Runner Elmer Fudd Shelburne Falls Film Festival)! Organizers promise you will not stop laughing for the entire 90 minutes in this best-of program of cartoons from the 1930s to 1950s. Color & B&W. Rated G. Music before the movie each night: Friday, 7 p.m., Dick Moulding, rompin’ rags & piano Americana; Saturday, 7 p.m., Daniel hales & the frost heaves, indie, rock, folk, country. 413-625-2896
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.
THIRD FRIDAY OPEN PROSE and Poetry Reading. Arms Library, Bridge and Main streets, Shelburne Falls. 7 p.m. Free. Refreshments, handicap accessible. Arrive before 7 p.m. to sign up for a five-minute open mic slot; one 10-minute slot available. Listeners welcome. 625-0306.
THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Cafe Buenos Aires presented by Wistaria Chamber Music Society. 7:30 p.m. Music by Jobim, Pujol, Villa-Lobos, Cortes, Guastavino and Lezcano. An evening of intimate chamber music for guitar, harp, flute, bassoon, cello and piano. Jose Lezcano, Cuban-born composer and guitarist, will lead several of his own compositions for guitar and flute, guitar and bassoon, guitar, bassoon and flute. Repeats Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Arts Block, and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Centre Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. Tickets $20. Half price for a second ticket if you bring a friend who is new to the concerts. Reservations suggested. 634-5716, wistariachambermusic.com. Tickets at the door at Arts Block.
CHRIS HAYNES, pianist extraordinaire, joins Mary Witt on bass to swing from jazz to funk to blues and more. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. the Lumber Yard Restaurant, 383 Main St., Amherst. 253-4200. Reservations recommended.
THE PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. The Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio in concert. 8 p.m. Featuring Pascual on guitar, Brad Barrett on bass and Tupac Mantilla on percussion. Pascual, a Boston favorite, has been called “one of the hottest flamenco guitarists in recent years” by National Public Radio. $20. Tickets available online at Brown Paper Tickets. www.nohoarts.org.
ROB FLETCHER of Erving, vocalist and chromatic harmonica player, will perform a night of ballroom dance music of swing, rumba, foxtrot, cha cha cha, waltz and tango with his band Ballroom Blitz. 7 p.m. The Loft at the Clarion Hotel, One Atwood Drive, Northampton.
“CINDERELLA” continues. See Thursday’s listing.
“PARALLEL LIVES” by Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney Elmer’s in Ashfield. Dinner $12, show $20. An 1980s cult classic that has played to standing ovations and sold-out crowds three years ago. Starring Jeannine Haas and Julie Waggoner. Through the course of the evening, Haas and Waggoner portray a wide variety of comic characters including: two Supreme Beings tossing the dice over human gender responsibilities; two Catholic schoolmates; a frat boy and sorority girl on a date. Be swept back to the 1980s in this romp with a feminist twist. Repeats Saturday. For reservations, call 628-4003.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Live band night in The Extra Point Nightclub with David Faces North, Alotte and Crescent Hill performing. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Music at 9. $5 cover. In the Sports Bar, catch all your favorite games on 14 TVs. 863-2882.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: 9 to 11:30 p.m. Nobody’s Fat. Jazz trio. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton. ∎ 7 p.m. James Montgomery Band. The Reprobate Blues Band opens. $15, $18. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Shatterack. Alt/country/rock. 9:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls. AferGlo. Current and classic rock. 9:30 p.m. 413-659-3384.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. 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: Santina King with special guest Zoe Sundra. 8 p.m. King is a young singer-songwriter who composes mostly on guitar. Sundra is a Brooklyn based singer/songwriter with brutally honest lyrics and acoustic sound. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONADNOCK TRI-STATE DANCE CLUB, Elmm Community Center, 20-21 Durkee St., Winchester, N.H. 7 to 11 p.m. Music by Bushwack. 603-532-6283.
LOONEY TUNES CARTOON FESTIVAL concludes, see Friday’s listing.
THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Cafe Buenos Aires continues. See Friday’s listing.
KEVIN PARRY plays solo acoustic guitar and mandolin at Pizzapalooza, 19 South Main St., downtown Wilmington, Vt. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Free. For information, call 802-464-7702, www.kevinparrymusic.com.
THE PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton: Girls, Guns & Glory CD release show. 8 p.m. $12, $15 at the door. 665-4036, parlorroommusic.com.
RANI ARBO and daisy mayhem brings their toe-tapping, hand-clapping, sing-a-long family music to the Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College, Keene, N.H. 11 a.m. Tickets $5. Front row seats will be removed so children and parents can move to the music. 603-358-2186, www.keene.edu/racbp.
ROLIE POLIE GUACAMOLE, a hip “kindie” band from Brooklyn, N.Y. 10:30 a.m. At the Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. For ages 4 to 10 and their families. An interactive show with a mix of funk, rock and folk music mashed into original tunes about natural living, eating healthy and staying active. 259-3090.
“DON’T BE A DICK!” Shelburne Falls Yoga Center, 1 Deerfield St., Shelburne Falls. 8 to 9:30 p.m. Live theater in a parlor setting. Promoters tell us that Rythea Lee is “funny, silly, tender, tough.” Only 50 tickets being sold. Sliding scale, $15 to $25. Free child care, 625-0136. email@example.com. 413-586-7390. Note: the date for this event was wrong in last week’s calendar.
GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Winter and Spring Pre-school Series: Where are All the Animals Hiding? 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Join Janel Nockleby to investigate the secret hidden animal homes of the season through stories, crafts and activities. For ages 3 to 6 with a parent or guardian. 863-3221, www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org.
VERMONT VAUDEVILLE at New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Featuring an eclectic blend of performing styles and skills. The intensity of live music, the spectacle of circus stunts, and the spontaneity of audience interaction deliver a feeling that no on-screen entertainment can match. $8, $15. 802-533-2589, www.vermontvaudeville.com.
“CINDERELLA” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.
“PARALLEL LIVES” concludes. See Friday’s listing.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Budweiser Daytona 500 Promo. Come watch the race at BTU and get a free Bud Racing pint glass with each Budweiser pitcher of bucket of Buds. Race beings at 1 p.m. 863-2882.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Moonlight and Morning Star. New and old rhythm and blues. 8 to 10 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Kelly Joe Phelps. $15, $18. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: TNT Karaoke. 9 p.m. 863-2866, thevoo.net. See “Potpourri.”
SNOWZEE’S, Route 116, Sunderland: Open Mic. 7 p.m. Every Sunday.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs with Kathy in the Sports Bar opening at noon, and Erinn downstairs in the Tavern. 773-8313.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Rick Murnane. 2:30 p.m. His music is rooted in the sounds of classic timeless pop music. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DANSE CAFÉ, French & Breton dance, 3 to 5:30, Leverett Crafts & Arts, 13 Montague Road, Leverett. Monthly dance with instruction to live music. Dances are easy to learn, friendly, forgiving and fun, say organizers. French Café ambience with hors d’oeuvres potluck. $7. 548-9330, email@example.com.
MIYAZAKI JAPANESE ANIMATION FESTIVAL at Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst, continues: “My Neighbor Totoro” (1988). 2 p.m. Two children discover that the forests surrounding their rural home are habitat to gentle but powerful (and adorable) Totoros, creatures only visible to children. In Japanese with Englsih subtitles. Repeats Wednesday. www.amherstcinema.org.
CAFE BUENOS AIRES concludes at Centre Church, Main Street, Brattleboro, Vt. 3 p.m. See Friday’s listing.
FOUR SUNDAYS IN FEBRUARY, Four Sundays in February: 2 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. “The Really Big Show.” This year, Mike Flood, Indie Rock Guru/Sub Pop recording artist, will introduce some of the best talent the Pioneer Valley has to offer. Councilman at Large Bill Dwight and Local Hero DJ Monte Belmonte will serve as Statler and Waldorf from the Muppet Show. Also on the bill, And the Kids. $8 advance, $10 at the door. www.brownpapertickets.com/
THE PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton: Parlor Sessions present Bright Lines. Roots rockabilly jam. 7 p.m. For ticket information, call 923-2800 or www.parlorroommusic.com. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D5.
SNOWSHOE SHENANIGANS presented by The Trustees of the Reservations. 1 to 4 p.m. Bullitt Reservation, Ashfield. A lively celebration of conservation and community in the hilltowns. The event kicks off with a 1K snowshoe race, followed by a snowshoe relay race and wintry obstacle course for kids. Ongoing events include sledding, snow sculptures, hot drinks and snacks around a bonfire. The day will end with a leisurely snowshoe hike along the Pebble Trail. For more information and to register online, visit www.hilltown-land-trust.org. Questions, call 628-4484 ext. 4. $5/$15 family max; Day of Event: HLT and TTOR members $5/$15 family max; nonmembers, $7/$20.
HISTORIC DEERFIELD: Winter Lecture Series “Furniture Masterworks: Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture” continues. Today: 2 p.m. “Making a Masterpiece: The Turret-Top Tea Table at Historic Deerfield” presented by Brock Jobe, professor of American Decorative Arts, Winterthur Museum. Free. It will be at the Garonzik Auditorium, Koch Science Center, Deerfield Academy. www.historic-deerfield.org.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Monday Funday with Bartender Jill Bernard in the afternoon. At 9 p.m., it’s Celtics vs. Jazz plus college basketball on 14 TVs. 863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Tab Benoit. $25, $30. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Jolti’s Wide Open Microphone. 8 p.m. Sign-ups at 7:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
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. There’s half an hour of story time and a few minutes of visiting and play time for active young children made possible by funding from the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library. ∎ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. 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 part of Writers Lunch. Contact Jane Buchaana at 772-1544 for more details. ∎ 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.
A NIGHT OF BRASS: UMass Department of Music and Dance: Trombone and Brass Choirs. 8 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass, Amherst. Free.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer purchased. Super Tuesday college basketball games on 14 TVs. 863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 10 p.m. Latin Night. No cover. www.iheg.com.
PEARL STREET BALLROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8 p.m. Hopsin. Dylan Reese, Chris Lombardi, Matt Maratea, DJ Hoppa and guests from funk Volume open. $20, $25. www.iheg.com.
SNOWZEE’S, Route 116, Sunderland: DJ Eclipse and beer pong. 9 p.m. Every Tuesday.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: 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.
MIDWINTER MOVIES — REEL MUSICALS, Greenfield Garden Cinemas, Main Street, Greenfield. 7 p.m. This series was originally scheduled for January but had to be moved to Tuesdays in February. $5. All proceeds go to support the GBA’s Holiday Lights program. This Tuesday, “Queen of the Sun,” which organizers say is a film “about the world of the honey bee, the plight they are in and how we can work to save them and the foods they pollinate for us.”
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. Olympic games on 14 TVs. 863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 8:30 p.m. Surfer Blood. Wake Up and Fort Lean opens. $12.50, $15 opens. www.iheg.com.
SNOWZEE’S, Route 116, Sunderland: Karaoke. 9 p.m. Every Wednesday.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
MIYAZAKI JAPANESE ANIMATION FESTIVAL concludes. 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 part. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-544 for more details. ∎ Chess Club. 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Contact calderrossi@gmail with questions. The first Monday of the month will feature a speed chess tournament.
A CALL TO MEN: “Challenging the Social Norms that Define Manhood and Ending Men’s Violence Against Women,” a talk by Ted Bunch, co-founder of A Call to Men. 7 p.m. Student Union Ballroom, UMass-Amherst. Free. A Call To Men says it “works to create a world where all men and boys are loving and respectful and all women and girls are valued and safe.” www.acalltomen.org/