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Arts & Entertainment Calendar: March 20-26

  • Submitted photos<br/>A renowned clown, theater, music, syrup and free pickles<br/>How would you like to see one of the world’s greatest clowns, live? You can this weekend when “SYRUP: One Sweet Performing Arts Festival” returns to Shelburne Falls Saturday and Sunday. That’s him pictured above, Avner the Eccentric, who will be performing “Exceptions to Gravity.” Avner, a master of physical comedy, was recently inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame, has won numerous awards, and is perhaps best known as the Jewel, the scene-stealing holy man, in “Jewel of the Nile” co-starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. His show “Avner the Eccentric” was a hit of the 1984-85 Broadway season. Here’s what Joel Siegel of ABC-TV had to say about him, “Avner The Eccentric is a brilliant comic … hurt yourself hysterically funny. I laughed for two solid hours. The show only lasted an hour and a half.” Avner performs Saturday and leads a workshop Sunday. Also performing Saturday will be the Piti Theatre Co. and area storyteller John Porcinio. Piti Theater will present “Elmer and the Elder Tree,” the local company’s dance-clown-theatre-nature fable. Audience members will receive organic flower seeds. Intermissions will include a raffle, syrup tasting, mural making, food and complimentary pickles from Greenfield’s Real Pickles. Tickets for Saturday’s performances are $5 for children 12 and under and $12 for general admission.  See “Potpourri.”

    Submitted photos
    A renowned clown, theater, music, syrup and free pickles
    How would you like to see one of the world’s greatest clowns, live? You can this weekend when “SYRUP: One Sweet Performing Arts Festival” returns to Shelburne Falls Saturday and Sunday. That’s him pictured above, Avner the Eccentric, who will be performing “Exceptions to Gravity.” Avner, a master of physical comedy, was recently inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame, has won numerous awards, and is perhaps best known as the Jewel, the scene-stealing holy man, in “Jewel of the Nile” co-starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. His show “Avner the Eccentric” was a hit of the 1984-85 Broadway season. Here’s what Joel Siegel of ABC-TV had to say about him, “Avner The Eccentric is a brilliant comic … hurt yourself hysterically funny. I laughed for two solid hours. The show only lasted an hour and a half.” Avner performs Saturday and leads a workshop Sunday. Also performing Saturday will be the Piti Theatre Co. and area storyteller John Porcinio. Piti Theater will present “Elmer and the Elder Tree,” the local company’s dance-clown-theatre-nature fable. Audience members will receive organic flower seeds. Intermissions will include a raffle, syrup tasting, mural making, food and complimentary pickles from Greenfield’s Real Pickles. Tickets for Saturday’s performances are $5 for children 12 and under and $12 for general admission. See “Potpourri.”

  •                Submitted photos<br/>A renowned clown, theater, music, syrup and free pickles<br/>How would you like to see one of the world’s greatest clowns, live? You can this weekend when “SYRUP: One Sweet Performing Arts Festival” returns to Shelburne Falls Saturday and Sunday. Avner the Eccentric will be performing “Exceptions to Gravity.” Avner, a master of physical comedy, was recently inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame, has won numerous awards, and is perhaps best known as the Jewel, the scene-stealing holy man, in “Jewel of the Nile” co-starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. His show “Avner the Eccentric” was a hit of the 1984-85 Broadway season. Here’s what Joel Siegel of ABC-TV had to say about him, “Avner The Eccentric is a brilliant comic … hurt yourself hysterically funny. I laughed for two solid hours. The show only lasted an hour and a half.” Avner performs Saturday and leads a workshop Sunday. Also performing Saturday will be the Piti Theatre Co. and area storyteller John Porcinio (pictured). Piti Theater will present “Elmer and the Elder Tree,” the local company’s dance-clown-theatre-nature fable. Audience members will receive organic flower seeds. Intermissions will include a raffle, syrup tasting, mural making, food and complimentary pickles from Greenfield’s Real Pickles. Tickets for Saturday’s performances are $5 for children 12 and under and $12 for general admission.  See “Potpourri.”

    Submitted photos
    A renowned clown, theater, music, syrup and free pickles
    How would you like to see one of the world’s greatest clowns, live? You can this weekend when “SYRUP: One Sweet Performing Arts Festival” returns to Shelburne Falls Saturday and Sunday. Avner the Eccentric will be performing “Exceptions to Gravity.” Avner, a master of physical comedy, was recently inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame, has won numerous awards, and is perhaps best known as the Jewel, the scene-stealing holy man, in “Jewel of the Nile” co-starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. His show “Avner the Eccentric” was a hit of the 1984-85 Broadway season. Here’s what Joel Siegel of ABC-TV had to say about him, “Avner The Eccentric is a brilliant comic … hurt yourself hysterically funny. I laughed for two solid hours. The show only lasted an hour and a half.” Avner performs Saturday and leads a workshop Sunday. Also performing Saturday will be the Piti Theatre Co. and area storyteller John Porcinio (pictured). Piti Theater will present “Elmer and the Elder Tree,” the local company’s dance-clown-theatre-nature fable. Audience members will receive organic flower seeds. Intermissions will include a raffle, syrup tasting, mural making, food and complimentary pickles from Greenfield’s Real Pickles. Tickets for Saturday’s performances are $5 for children 12 and under and $12 for general admission. See “Potpourri.”

  • Jonathan Mirin of Piti Theatre. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Jonathan Mirin of Piti Theatre. Recorder/Paul Franz

  • Submitted photo<br/>Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival opens Thursday<br/>The Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival will present two weeks of award-winning films from around the world, Thursday through April 6. The films are being shown at several venues in the Pioneer Valley, including at two in Franklin County. “My Australia,” which is pictured above, will be screened Monday at Greenfield Garden Cinemas in Greenfield. On Saturday, March 29, “A Serious Man” will be presented by Pothole Pictures at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls. Finally, on Wednesday, April 2, “Hunting Elephants” will be shown at Greenfield Garden Cinemas. You can find information about films being shown under “Films” in our calendar. The festival also has an extensive website, pvjff.org.

    Submitted photo
    Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival opens Thursday
    The Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival will present two weeks of award-winning films from around the world, Thursday through April 6. The films are being shown at several venues in the Pioneer Valley, including at two in Franklin County. “My Australia,” which is pictured above, will be screened Monday at Greenfield Garden Cinemas in Greenfield. On Saturday, March 29, “A Serious Man” will be presented by Pothole Pictures at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls. Finally, on Wednesday, April 2, “Hunting Elephants” will be shown at Greenfield Garden Cinemas. You can find information about films being shown under “Films” in our calendar. The festival also has an extensive website, pvjff.org.

  • PETER BLANCHETTE presents his annual concert celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Christian Science Society of Northampton, Center Street at the corner of Masonic Street, Northampton. Blanchette will be joined by Grammy-nominated mandolinist/guitarist Mark Davis and West Coast archguitar virtuoso Elliot Gibbons. Tickets $17.50, $22.50. For tickets, go to www.archguitar.com or www.nohoarts.org. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.<br/>

    PETER BLANCHETTE presents his annual concert celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Christian Science Society of Northampton, Center Street at the corner of Masonic Street, Northampton. Blanchette will be joined by Grammy-nominated mandolinist/guitarist Mark Davis and West Coast archguitar virtuoso Elliot Gibbons. Tickets $17.50, $22.50. For tickets, go to www.archguitar.com or www.nohoarts.org. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

  • MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Kristin Hoffmann with special guest Joy Ike. Hoffmann is dedicating her performance as a musical tribute to David Morningstar, one of our regulars who passed away recently. “Hoffmann is a talented young singer with a great voice whose work marries Stevie Nicks with Fiona Apple.” Village Voice. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.<br/>

    MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Kristin Hoffmann with special guest Joy Ike. Hoffmann is dedicating her performance as a musical tribute to David Morningstar, one of our regulars who passed away recently. “Hoffmann is a talented young singer with a great voice whose work marries Stevie Nicks with Fiona Apple.” Village Voice. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

  • MUD SEASON DAY OF DANCE at the Museum of Our Industrial Heritage, 2 Mead St., Greenfield. Saturday, 2 p.m. Two teams of Molly Dancers will welcome spring and bring good luck to the museum for its 2014 season. Molly dancing is a form of English Morris Dance traditionally practiced by out-of-work ploughboys in midwinter and now by “factory lads” — including some dressed in women’s clothing (hence the name “Molly”). The local Green River Tap & Die team has invited Handsome Molly from Princeton, N.J., to help celebrate the end of winter with music, song and dance. Free. All welcome. The museum is free and open today from 1 to 4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 336-8275.

    MUD SEASON DAY OF DANCE at the Museum of Our Industrial Heritage, 2 Mead St., Greenfield. Saturday, 2 p.m. Two teams of Molly Dancers will welcome spring and bring good luck to the museum for its 2014 season. Molly dancing is a form of English Morris Dance traditionally practiced by out-of-work ploughboys in midwinter and now by “factory lads” — including some dressed in women’s clothing (hence the name “Molly”). The local Green River Tap & Die team has invited Handsome Molly from Princeton, N.J., to help celebrate the end of winter with music, song and dance. Free. All welcome. The museum is free and open today from 1 to 4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 336-8275.

  • BURLEIGH MUTEN, local author, will celebrate the launch of her new children’s book, “Miss Emily.” Saturday, 2 p.m. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. The program will include a slide show, reading, book signing. Amherst Books will have copies to purchase at the event. There will be a guest appearance by “Miss Emily.” Refreshments, including Emily’s favorite gingerbread, will be served.

    BURLEIGH MUTEN, local author, will celebrate the launch of her new children’s book, “Miss Emily.” Saturday, 2 p.m. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. The program will include a slide show, reading, book signing. Amherst Books will have copies to purchase at the event. There will be a guest appearance by “Miss Emily.” Refreshments, including Emily’s favorite gingerbread, will be served.

  • DON WHITE, singer-songwriter and humorist, performs at Temple Israel, 27 Pierce St., Greenfield. Saturday, 8 p.m. A unique performer — equal parts comedian, author and songwriter — White has been performing to an enthusiastic fan base in Greenfield annually for the past 14 years. Opening will be local performers Anand Nayak and Polly Fiveash. Nayak is a Grammy-nominated producer and member of Signature Sounds folk act Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments available for purchase. Tickets $15 and are available at the door or at the World Eye Bookshop on Main Street, Greenfield.<br/>

    DON WHITE, singer-songwriter and humorist, performs at Temple Israel, 27 Pierce St., Greenfield. Saturday, 8 p.m. A unique performer — equal parts comedian, author and songwriter — White has been performing to an enthusiastic fan base in Greenfield annually for the past 14 years. Opening will be local performers Anand Nayak and Polly Fiveash. Nayak is a Grammy-nominated producer and member of Signature Sounds folk act Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments available for purchase. Tickets $15 and are available at the door or at the World Eye Bookshop on Main Street, Greenfield.

  • THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: ABCD Contact Dance Jam. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Every fourth Tuesday, Greenfield Contact Jam hosts this special dance improvisation jam. Each Jam features improvisational musicians to accompany. Contact improvisation as well as any other forms of dance improv are welcome in the space. All welcome. Musician Laura Siersema joins with piano and voice this month. $10 to $30 sliding scale. 774-0150, www.theartsblock.com.<br/>

    THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: ABCD Contact Dance Jam. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Every fourth Tuesday, Greenfield Contact Jam hosts this special dance improvisation jam. Each Jam features improvisational musicians to accompany. Contact improvisation as well as any other forms of dance improv are welcome in the space. All welcome. Musician Laura Siersema joins with piano and voice this month. $10 to $30 sliding scale. 774-0150, www.theartsblock.com.

  • Godelieve Richard of Piti Theatre.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Godelieve Richard of Piti Theatre. Recorder/Paul Franz

  • Submitted photos<br/>A renowned clown, theater, music, syrup and free pickles<br/>How would you like to see one of the world’s greatest clowns, live? You can this weekend when “SYRUP: One Sweet Performing Arts Festival” returns to Shelburne Falls Saturday and Sunday. That’s him pictured above, Avner the Eccentric, who will be performing “Exceptions to Gravity.” Avner, a master of physical comedy, was recently inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame, has won numerous awards, and is perhaps best known as the Jewel, the scene-stealing holy man, in “Jewel of the Nile” co-starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. His show “Avner the Eccentric” was a hit of the 1984-85 Broadway season. Here’s what Joel Siegel of ABC-TV had to say about him, “Avner The Eccentric is a brilliant comic … hurt yourself hysterically funny. I laughed for two solid hours. The show only lasted an hour and a half.” Avner performs Saturday and leads a workshop Sunday. Also performing Saturday will be the Piti Theatre Co. and area storyteller John Porcinio. Piti Theater will present “Elmer and the Elder Tree,” the local company’s dance-clown-theatre-nature fable. Audience members will receive organic flower seeds. Intermissions will include a raffle, syrup tasting, mural making, food and complimentary pickles from Greenfield’s Real Pickles. Tickets for Saturday’s performances are $5 for children 12 and under and $12 for general admission.  See “Potpourri.”
  •                Submitted photos<br/>A renowned clown, theater, music, syrup and free pickles<br/>How would you like to see one of the world’s greatest clowns, live? You can this weekend when “SYRUP: One Sweet Performing Arts Festival” returns to Shelburne Falls Saturday and Sunday. Avner the Eccentric will be performing “Exceptions to Gravity.” Avner, a master of physical comedy, was recently inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame, has won numerous awards, and is perhaps best known as the Jewel, the scene-stealing holy man, in “Jewel of the Nile” co-starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. His show “Avner the Eccentric” was a hit of the 1984-85 Broadway season. Here’s what Joel Siegel of ABC-TV had to say about him, “Avner The Eccentric is a brilliant comic … hurt yourself hysterically funny. I laughed for two solid hours. The show only lasted an hour and a half.” Avner performs Saturday and leads a workshop Sunday. Also performing Saturday will be the Piti Theatre Co. and area storyteller John Porcinio (pictured). Piti Theater will present “Elmer and the Elder Tree,” the local company’s dance-clown-theatre-nature fable. Audience members will receive organic flower seeds. Intermissions will include a raffle, syrup tasting, mural making, food and complimentary pickles from Greenfield’s Real Pickles. Tickets for Saturday’s performances are $5 for children 12 and under and $12 for general admission.  See “Potpourri.”
  • Jonathan Mirin of Piti Theatre. Recorder/Paul Franz
  • Submitted photo<br/>Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival opens Thursday<br/>The Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival will present two weeks of award-winning films from around the world, Thursday through April 6. The films are being shown at several venues in the Pioneer Valley, including at two in Franklin County. “My Australia,” which is pictured above, will be screened Monday at Greenfield Garden Cinemas in Greenfield. On Saturday, March 29, “A Serious Man” will be presented by Pothole Pictures at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls. Finally, on Wednesday, April 2, “Hunting Elephants” will be shown at Greenfield Garden Cinemas. You can find information about films being shown under “Films” in our calendar. The festival also has an extensive website, pvjff.org.
  • PETER BLANCHETTE presents his annual concert celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Christian Science Society of Northampton, Center Street at the corner of Masonic Street, Northampton. Blanchette will be joined by Grammy-nominated mandolinist/guitarist Mark Davis and West Coast archguitar virtuoso Elliot Gibbons. Tickets $17.50, $22.50. For tickets, go to www.archguitar.com or www.nohoarts.org. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.<br/>
  • MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Kristin Hoffmann with special guest Joy Ike. Hoffmann is dedicating her performance as a musical tribute to David Morningstar, one of our regulars who passed away recently. “Hoffmann is a talented young singer with a great voice whose work marries Stevie Nicks with Fiona Apple.” Village Voice. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.<br/>
  • MUD SEASON DAY OF DANCE at the Museum of Our Industrial Heritage, 2 Mead St., Greenfield. Saturday, 2 p.m. Two teams of Molly Dancers will welcome spring and bring good luck to the museum for its 2014 season. Molly dancing is a form of English Morris Dance traditionally practiced by out-of-work ploughboys in midwinter and now by “factory lads” — including some dressed in women’s clothing (hence the name “Molly”). The local Green River Tap & Die team has invited Handsome Molly from Princeton, N.J., to help celebrate the end of winter with music, song and dance. Free. All welcome. The museum is free and open today from 1 to 4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 336-8275.
  • BURLEIGH MUTEN, local author, will celebrate the launch of her new children’s book, “Miss Emily.” Saturday, 2 p.m. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. The program will include a slide show, reading, book signing. Amherst Books will have copies to purchase at the event. There will be a guest appearance by “Miss Emily.” Refreshments, including Emily’s favorite gingerbread, will be served.
  • DON WHITE, singer-songwriter and humorist, performs at Temple Israel, 27 Pierce St., Greenfield. Saturday, 8 p.m. A unique performer — equal parts comedian, author and songwriter — White has been performing to an enthusiastic fan base in Greenfield annually for the past 14 years. Opening will be local performers Anand Nayak and Polly Fiveash. Nayak is a Grammy-nominated producer and member of Signature Sounds folk act Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments available for purchase. Tickets $15 and are available at the door or at the World Eye Bookshop on Main Street, Greenfield.<br/>
  • THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: ABCD Contact Dance Jam. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Every fourth Tuesday, Greenfield Contact Jam hosts this special dance improvisation jam. Each Jam features improvisational musicians to accompany. Contact improvisation as well as any other forms of dance improv are welcome in the space. All welcome. Musician Laura Siersema joins with piano and voice this month. $10 to $30 sliding scale. 774-0150, www.theartsblock.com.<br/>
  • Godelieve Richard of Piti Theatre.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Thursday 20

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Bud Light “Only In March” prom continues. Get T-shirt/hat and beads to win prizes from Bud Light and BTU during March Madness. NCAA second round tournament games on 14 TVs starting at 3 p.m. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Tommy Filiault Trio. Acoustic rock with Strugis Cunningham and Klondike Koehler. 8 to 10:30 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Anna Nalick. Dan Godlin and Ayla Brown open. $15, $18. www.iheg.com.

THE Os in Sunderland, 330 Amherst Road (Route 116), Sunderland: DJ Party Night.

THE PEOPLE’S PINT, Federal St., Greenfield: Trivia Night at the Pint. 9 to 11 p.m. $5 per person, proceeds to benefit CISA.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Half Shaved Jazz. 7:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, http://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. 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.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 7 p.m. Open mic night hosted by Pamela Means. Every third Thursday. Come in to perform your own originals. (No covers please). 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Films

PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL opens. Continues through April 6 at various Pioneer Valley venues, including Garden Cinemas in Greenfield and Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls. Tickets $9 general, $7 students/seniors 65 and older or four pack for $32. www.pvjff.org. Today: “Hunting Elephants.” Longmeadow High School, 95 Grassy Gutter Road, Longmeadow. 7 p.m. The film unites some of Israel’s stars of the stage and screen alongside Sir Patrick Stewart in this modern-day heist film. Comedy/Crime. Hebrew with English subtitles. pvjff.org.

Libraries

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, screening of the 2013 movie “Long Walk to Freedom” starring Idris Elba. 7 p.m. The Leverett Chorus will open the event with a selection of South African songs.

Music

BRICK HOUSE OPEN MIC. The Brick House Community Resource Center, 24 Third St., Turners Falls. 6 to 9 p.m. Held the third Thursday of every month. All ages are welcome. No drugs/alcohol. Light refreshments provided. Sign-up starts at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. Free.

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 PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton: Sierra Hull and Courtney Hartman (from Della Mae) in concert. 7 p.m. $20. 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 665-4036.

WINDHAM ORCHESTRA: A Magic Garden. Lunchtime benefit concert for Senior Meals. Noon. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. Program includes “Citizen” Composer Jeff Stamler’s Bossa Nova (premiere), Dan Seiden’s Blues for Orchestra (premiere), Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F, Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite and the Windham Orchestra’s Youth Concerto Competition Co-winner Alexander “Shasha” Yakub, violin, Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. Lunch and concert $15, seniors $10. Concert only $10, $10 seniors. For tickets and full menu, call Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523, www.bmcvt.org.

Friday 21

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Friday Night Karaoke in The Extra Point Nightclub with Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. plus it’s March Madness in The Sports Bar with all NCAA 2nd round tournament games on 14 TVs starting at 3 p.m. Bud Light “Only in March” prizes to win. No cover. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Josh Levangie and The Pistoleros. Outlaw country. 9 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Lori McKenna. Ayla Brown opens. $22.50, $25. ∎ 10 p.m. Tauk. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.

THE Os (formerly Snowzees), Route 116, Sunderland: Heroes for Hire with Funk n Junk.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls. Adam Buynicki, Human, All Too Human, tuba-driven rock, etc., One October. 9:30 p.m. Free. http://thevoo.net.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Colorado at 9 p.m. 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.

Coffeehouses

COFFEE HOUSE at Frontier Regional School cafeteria, South Deerfield. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Performances by Rocking Redhawks, jazz band and more. Adults $5, students $4. To benefit the AP Government class field trip.

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 8 p.m. Carly Howard and The Winchester Local. “Ms. Howard has a lovely voice, and so do many of the other cast members, right down to Kyle Sallee, whose Touchstone shares a delightful song with Bethany Taylor’s Audrey,” according to Neil Genzlinger of the New York Times. The Winchester Local is the solo project of songwriter and theatre artist Tyler Phillips, whose work contains a versatile blend of old-school folk and big-city ambition mixed with a two-punch combo of theatrical and poetic lyricism derived from his experience in theatre and film-score composition. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

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.

THIRD FRIDAY COMMUNITY DANCE & MUSIC with Xopo, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Contra dances, waltzes, Swedish fiddling, Balkan tunes and more. Balkan tunes and dances will be taught from 7 to 8 p.m., then the music and dancing continues until at least 11 p.m. $5 to $15 (sliding scale). Musicians are welcome join the band on many of the contra tunes. No partner is necessary. All dances will be taught or have an experienced and helpful leader. Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the wooden dance floor. Annie Guion at annieguion@svcable.net, www.xopoandfriends.net.

Libraries

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.

Literary

THIRD FRIDAY OPEN PROSE and Poetry Reading, Arms Library, Bridge and Main streets, Shelburne Falls. 7 p.m. Free. Refreshments. Arrive before 7 p.m. to sign-up for a five-minute open mic slot; one 10-minute slot is available Listeners welcome. 625-0306.

Music

CHRIS SMITHER, one of the most talented and creative guitarists and singer-songwriters in the American folk music scene today, in concert. 7:30 p.m. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. Tickets $20 general, $24 at the door. Tickets available online at www.nextstagearts.org.

OPEN MUSIC COLLECTIVE presents a “Spring Equinox Meeting of the Trios” quartet featuring Harvey Diamond on piano and Mitch Seidman on guitar, with Claire Arenius and Jamie MacDonald. 8 p.m. 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, Vt. $10. 802-275-5054, openmusiccollective.org.

THE PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton: Wooden Dinosaur (CD release) and Zak Trojano (Rusty Belle) in concert. 8 p.m. $12. 665-4036.

PETER BLANCHETTE presents his annual concert celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday. 7:30 p.m. Christian Science Society of Northampton, Center Street at the corner of Masonic Street, Northampton. Blanchette will be joined by Grammy-nominated mandolinist/guitarist Mark Davis and West Coast archguitar virtuoso Elliot Gibbons. Tickets $17.50, $22.50. For tickets, go to www.archguitar.com or www.nohoarts.org. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

Potpourri

THE ART SALON: Artists from the Pioneer Valley present their work at Shelburne-Buckland Community Center, 53 Main St., Shelburne Falls. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m.; presentations begin at 7. The Art Salon provides an opportunity for artists and designers of all mediums to present their work and ideas in a format called Pecha Kucha of 20 slides x 20 seconds each. Meet and join the artists, creators, critics and collectors in a friendly, social gathering of conversations about the arts in the community. Presenting artists include Anita Hunt, Christian Couture and William Hosie, Kiki Smith, John Sendelbach and Mira Ishii. Sponsored by The Shelburne Falls Area Women’s Club and Dancing Star. $5 suggested donation. www.theartsalon.com or valleyartsalon@gmail.com for more information.

DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT, sixth annual. Franklin County Technical School, 82 Industrial Boulevard, Turners Falls. 6 to 9:45 p.m. Benefits the school’s girls soccer program. Teams were open to anyone and will consist of five players. Cash prizes of $200 and $100 for the top two teams. The tournament begins at 6 p.m. sharp and ends when one team remains. This is a double-elimination tournament. The deadline to register a team was March 18.

FIRST OTTER SOIREE at Four Rivers Charter Public School, 248 Colrain Road, Greenfield. 7 to 10 p.m. Entertainment by the Gaslight Tinkers. Raffles, music, dancing and top-of-the-shelf potluck. For persons 21 and older. Tickets $30 Otter Royalty, $20 Otter Pride, $12 Otter sponsor. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to https://fourriverscharter.eventbright.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the school.

TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER. Saint Kazimierz Society, the corner of Avenue A and 7th Street, Turners Falls. Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County. Come alone or bring some friends. $10 per player. There will be 10 rounds of 10 trivia questions. Bring your own snacks. Cash bar. Cash prize for the winning team. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., trivia starts promptly at 7 p.m. For more information or to register a team, call 413-772-0915.

TURNING TO THE LIGHT WITHIN: An Evening of Candlelight Yoga and live cello. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Community Yoga, 16 Federal St., 2nd floor, Greenfield. The class will be illuminated with 100 votive candles and accompanied by the soothing melodies of Phil Helzer on cello. All levels welcome. $15 prepaid in advance, $20 at the door. To register, call 774-4700 or email info@community-yoga.com.

Theater

“HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS Without Really Trying” presented by the Barre Players 7:30 p.m. The Barre Players Theater, 64 Common St., Barre. Continues Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m., March 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m., and March 30 at 2 p.m. This light-hearted musical, winner of seven Tony Awards, tells the story of J. Pierrepont Finch who follows the advice published in a popular but silly handbook about how to become a top CEO. Tickets $16 adults, $14 for seniors and students, $9 for children. For reservations (recommended) visit barreplayerstheater.com or call 978-355-2096.

“TARZAN,” presented by Ja’Duke Productions, Turners Falls High School, 222 Turnpike Road, Turners Falls. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s “Tarzan of the Apes” and the smash-hit 1999 Disney animated film, “Tarzan” tells the story of an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa. Taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan — now a man — encounters strangers like himself for the first time. “Tarzan” features music and lyrics by pop icon Phil Collins, including the Grammy- and Oscar-winning song “You’ll Be in My Heart” and book by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang. This musical features students of the Ja’Duke Center for the Performing Arts. $12, $10 for those 12 and younger or 65 and older. www.jaduke.com/

Saturday 22

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. DJ MIA in The Extra Point Nightclub at 10 p.m. NCAA third-round tournament games on 14 TVs starting at noon. Bud Light “Only in March” promo prizes to win. No cover. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Soul Prophet & The Faithless Few. Reggae. 9 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton. 7 p.m. Albert Cummings. $15, $18. www.iheg.com.

THE Os (formerly Snowzees), 330 Amherst Road (Route 116, Sunderland: 9 p.m. Skyfoot.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: St. Paddy’s Caribbean Adventure! (vacation) 9:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls. High Anxiety. Classic rock. 9:30 p.m. 413-659-3384.

THE SITZMARK, 54 East Dover Road, West Dover, Vt.: Kevin Parry on guitar and mandolin sings classic rock and blues requests. 6 to 9 p.m. Free. 802-464-3384, www.kevinparrymusic.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Phoenix at 9 p.m. Saturday night madness with Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 413-773-8313.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 7:30 p.m. Kristin Hoffmann with special guest Joy Ike. Hoffmann is dedicating her performance as a musical tribute to David Morningstar, one of our regulars who passed away recently. “Hoffmann is a talented young singer with a great voice whose work marries Stevie Nicks with Fiona Apple.” Village Voice. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

FIFTH SATURDAY CONTRADANCE, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Music by The Moving Violations, calling by Steve Zakon-Anderson. 8 to 11:30 p.m. $10/$8 students. www.guidingstargrange.org/

MONADNOCK TRI-STATEDANCE CLUB, Elmm Community Center, 20-21 Durkee St., Winchester, N.H. 7 to 11 p.m. Music by Playin’ Possum. 603-532-6283.

MUD SEASON DAY OF DANCE at the Museum of Our Industrial Heritage, 2 Mead St., Greenfield. 2 p.m. Two teams of Molly Dancers will welcome spring and bring good luck to the museum for its 2014 season. Molly dancing is a form of English Morris Dance traditionally practiced by out-of-work ploughboys in midwinter and now by “factory lads” — including some dressed in women’s clothing (hence the name “Molly”). The local Green River Tap & Die team has invited Handsome Molly from Princeton, N.J., to help celebrate the end of winter with music, song and dance. Free. All welcome. The museum is free and open today from 1 to 4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 336-8275.

Films

PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL continues. “Aftermath” at 8:30 p.m. at Basketball Hall of Fame Auditorium, 1000 West Columbus Ave., Springfield. Based on true events from a dark moment in Poland’s history. Pioneer Valley premiere. See Thursday’s listing.

Library

CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Avenue A, Turners Falls. “Animals with Mobile Homes.” 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Young children and their families are invited to learn about animals that carry their own homes with Dawn Marvin Ward. There will not be any live animals at this event, but there will be plenty of fun hands-on activities.

Literary

BURLEIGH MUTEN, local author, will celebrate the launch of her new children’s book, “Miss Emily.” 2 p.m. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. The program will include a slide show, reading, book signing. Amherst Books will have copies to purchase at the event. There will be a guest appearance by “Miss Emily.” Refreshments, including Emily’s favorite gingerbread, will be served.

Music

ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares presents Thumbscrew. A collective trio featuring guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara. Fujiwara plays with “a quiet energy that propels,” according to All About Jazz. $15. Tickets at the door and at www.jazzshares.org.

CALVIN THEATER, 19 King St., Northampton. 8 p.m. The Irish Rovers Farewell To Rovin’ Tour. Throughout the years, these international ambassadors of Irish music have maintained their timeless ability to deliver a rollicking, rousing performance of good cheer. $35, $25. www.iheg.com.

DON WHITE, singer-songwriter and humorist, performs at Temple Israel, 27 Pierce St., Greenfield. 8 p.m. A unique performer — equal parts comedian, author and songwriter — White has been performing to an enthusiastic fan base in Greenfield annually for the past 14 years. Opening will be local performers Anand Nayak and Polly Fiveash. Nayak is a Grammy-nominated producer and member of Signature Sounds folk act Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments available for purchase. Tickets $15 and are available at the door or at the World Eye Bookshop on Main Street, Greenfield.

THE PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. Saxophonist Charles Neville in concert. 8 p.m. $15. 665-4036.

Potpourri

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: Historic Deerfield’s Open Hearth Cooking Program will give bread bakers the opportunity to travel in time with complementary baking classes that explore the history of baking bread with 18th- and 21st-century baking techniques. The first class will have two identical sessions, so only sign up for one. There will be one Saturday and one Sunday. The class will explore the history of bread baking in Colonial America. Participants will prepare yeast bread using an 18th-century recipe from an English cookbook and bake it in the brick oven in the museum’s 1786 kitchen at the Visitor Center at hall Tavern. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fee for the first class is $55, $50 Historic Deerfield members. www.historic-deerfield.org. (The second class follows the next week on Sunday, March 30, at the Baking Education Center at King Arthur Flour. This class will be taught by a baking instructor from King Arthur Flour. Participants will use 21st-century techniques and recipes to bake a tasty yeast bread to take home.)

MAPLE BREAKFAST at Mary Lyon Church, Upper Street, Buckland. 8 a.m. to noon. $8 adults, $5 children 6 to 12, children 5 and under free. All proceeds will support the Buckland Public Library.

SYRUP: One Sweet Performing Arts Festival presented by Piti Theatre Co. Today: 2 to 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Potpourri of theatre, music, clowning, syrup tasting, food and free pickles. Headline performer is Avner the Eccentric who lives on an island off the Maine coast when he is not touring with his one-man show “Exceptions to Gravity.” A master of physical comedy, he was recently inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame. Here is the schedule: 2 p.m., Piti Theatre Co.’s “Elmer and the Elder Tree.” Piti’s dance-clown-theatre nature fable; 3:15 p.m., John Prcino will share stories and songs for all ages; 5 p.m., Avner the Eccentric in “Exceptions to Gravity.” Tickets $12 general, $5 children 12 and under. Avner teaches a workshop Sunday.

Theater

“HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“TARZAN” continues, see Friday’s listing.

Sunday 23

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. March Madness continues at BTU. Third round NCAA tournament games on 14 TVs today starting at noon. Bud Light “Only in March” promo prizes to win. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: John Sheldon — Up Close & Personal.” Experience the amazing talent of John Sheldon on guitar. 8 to 10 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Bill Charlap Trio. $22.50, $25. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: TNT Karaoke. 9 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

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.

Films

PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL continues. “ Double feature. “Ramleh,” 7 p.m. Smith College, Stoddard Hall, Route 9, Northampton. A timely and powerful look at the ideological, cultural and political conflicts in contemporary Israel. “The Dreamers.” 7 p.m. Documentary, Israel. Ruchama and Tikva, two Orthodox women, embark on a journey to fulfill their dream of making movies. But living in a closed religious society, they must struggle to find balance between their profound commitments to the community and loyalty to their individual creativity. See Thursday’s listing.

Library

THE CUSHMAN LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP will meet at 4 p.m. at the library, 28 Church St., Bernardston. The group is reading “The Signature of All Things” by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of “Eat, Pray Love.” 648-5402, cushmanlibrary@gmail.com.

Literary

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR DAY at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. Celebrate the Caterpillar’s 45th anniversary. Noon. Story times, films, art activities and a visit from the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Free with museum admission. www.carlemuseum.org.

Music

ESCHER STRING QUARTET in concert. 3 p.m. Cengtre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. Tickets $10, $20, $30. 802-257-4523.

THE PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. Max Wareham and The Morning Bugle in concert. 7 p.m. 665-4036.

Potpourri

CARDBOARD CLASSIC, a sledding competition at Berkshire East, Charlemont. School groups, family teams and others enter homemade sleds. In past years, sleds have been built that looked like giant boxes of crayons, old-fashioned outhouses, an Oreo Cookie (that seated four), a bed, a pencil and a blackbird pie. Registration begins March 23 at 10 a.m. in the Main Lodge. It is followed by the “Parade of Sleds” at 12:30 p.m. and the competition at 1 p.m. For more information, visit Berkshire East’s website at: www.berkshireeast.com

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: ∎ 2 p.m. The Furniture of Western Massachusetts: Tradition, Innovation and Regional Identity presented by Joshua Lane, curator of furniture, Garonzik Auditorium at the Koch Science Center, Deerfield Academy. Visit www.historic-deerfield.org for directions and parking information. All lectures are free and open to the public. 775-7214, historic-deerfield.org. ∎ Open Hearth Cooking Program repeats. See Saturday’s listing.

LIGHTS, CAMERA ACTION! presented by Youth Action Coalition. 3 to 5 p.m. Student Union Ballroom, UMass-Amherst. The event will feature the Amherst Regional High School Jazz ensemble, UMass catering will provide hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Silent auction of artwork, products and services. This event supports youth involvement in the arts and social justice programming.

SYRUP: One Sweet Performing Arts Festival presented by Piti Theatre Co. concludes. “Introduction to Eccentric Performing.” 2 to 5 p.m. Shelburne Falls Yoga. This introduction to the world of eccentric performing is open to all performers of all experience levels. Avner teaches a physical approach to acting, comedy and presentation skills that teaches participants how to create and maintain rapport with any audience, use breathing to increase your comfort on stage, turn any audience volunteer into an exceptional volunteer. $30. Register by emailing jonathan@ptco.org or call 625-6569. See Saturday’s listing.

Theater

“HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“TARZAN” concludes, see Friday??s listing.

Monday 24

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls: NIT Tournament action on 14 TVs starting at 7 p.m. Bud Light “Only in March” prizes. 863-2882.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Montreal at 7:30 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.

Films

PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL continues. ∎ 7 p.m. “My Australia” at Greenfield Garden Cinemas, 361 Main St., Greenfield. Drama. In a poor neighborhood in 1960s Lodz, Poland, 10-year-old Tadek and his brother are members of an anti-Semitic gang. After vandalizing a Jewish school, they are arrested. Their mother, a Holocaust survivor, has no choice but to reveal though raised as Catholics, they are in fact, Jews. ∎ 7 p.m. “The Jewish Cardinal.” Elms College, Library Theater, 291 Springfield St., Chicopee. Powerful fictional film based on the true life story of Jean-Marie Lustiger. See Thursday’s listing.

Libraries

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. Contact Jane Buchanan 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. Mondays and Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

Music

U.S. ARMY JAZZ AMBASSADORS in convert. 8 p.m. Bowker Auditorium, UMass-Amherst. 10-member Big Band sound. Free. Tickets required. Call the box office at 545-2511.

Tuesday 25

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NIT Tournament action on 14 TVs plus two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer purchased. 863-2882. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 10 p.m. Latin Night. No cover. www.iheg.com.

THE O’S, 330 Amherst Road (Route 116) Sunderland: Beer Pong.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Watch 11 50 inch HDTVs. Trivia at 7 p.m. Open beer pong tournament with Megan starts at 9 p.m. 773-8313.

Dance

THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: ABCD Contact Dance Jam. 8 p.m. Every fourth Tuesday, Greenfield Contact Jam hosts this special dance improvisation jam. Each Jam features improvisational musicians to accompany. Contact improvisation as well as any other forms of dance improv are welcome in the space. All welcome. Musician Laura Siersema joins with piano and voice this month. $10 to $30 sliding scale. 774-0150, www.theartsblock.com.

Films

PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL continues. ∎ 1:30 p.m. “Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy.” Documentary, USA, English. Springfield Jewish Community Center, JCC Auditorium, 1160 Dickinson St., Springfield. Explores the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical and many of the songs that comprise “The American Songbook.” ∎ 7 p.m. “The Pin.” Drama. Canada. Yiddish with English subtitles. Yiddish Book Center, Hampshire College Campus, 1021 West St., Amherst. Two young people find love while hiding during World War II. See Thursday’s listing.

Libraries

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 772-1544, ext. 110.

Music

UMASS DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC & DANCE professors Christopher Krueger, flute, and Salvatore Macchia, contrabass. Music for solo flute, solo contrabass and flute with contrabass. $3 UMass-Amherst students; $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general public; free for UMass music majors and minors. 545-2511, fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.

Wednesday 26

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke in the Sports Bar with Dirty Johnny from 9 p.m. until midnight. No cover. NIT Tournament action on 14 TVs starting at 7 p.m. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Della Mae. $15, $18. www.iheg.com.

THE O’S, 330 Amherst Road (Route 116), Sunderland: Karaoke.

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. Sign up for complimentary prizes and giveaways. 413-773-8313.

Dance

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 jokellogg@aol.com for more information.

Films

PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL continues. 6:30 p.m. reception; 7:30 p.m. film. “Zigzag Kid.” Drama, Netherlands. Cinemark (Rave Cinemas), 864 Riverdale St., West Springfield. Nono longs to be like his father — the best police inspector inthe world — but his mischievous nature always gets him into trouble. Thursday’s listing.

Libraries

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.

Music

MIDWEEK MUSIC, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Hope and Main streets, Greenfield. 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. A donation of $3 to $10 is appreciated, and helps to support future concerts. Today: Lisa Woods, mezzo-soprano, with Jerry Noble, pianist. See Joseph Marcello’s Encores & Curtain Calls column Page D4,

THE PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. Mike Barnett (Deadly Gentleman) and Jake Joliff (Joy Kills Sorry) in concert. $10. For time and more information, call 665-4036.

PAT METHENY UNITY GROUP in concert. 7:30 p.m. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass-Amherst. Over the course of more than three decades, Metheny has set himself apart from the jazz mainstream, say promoters, who add that his record-setting body of work includes 20 Grammy Awards in 12 separate categories; a series of influential trio recordings; award-winning solo albums; scores for hit Hollywood motion pictures; and collaborations and duets with major artists such as Ornette Coleman, Steve Reich, Charlie Haden, Brad Mehldau and many others. His band the Pat Metheny Group, founded in 1977, is the only ensemble in history to win Grammys for seven consecutive releases. $45, $40 and $15; Five College, GCC, STCC students and youth 17 and under are $15, $12 and $10. For tickets, call the Box Office at 545-2511, toll-free at 800-999-UMAS.

Potpourri

TURNERS FALLS FARMERS MARKET vendor meeting. 7 p.m. Public Safety Complex, (Turners Falls Police Station), community room, 80 Turnpike Road, Turners Falls. The Farmers Market is seeking vendors for the 2014 season. It takes place every Wednesday, May through October from 2 to 6 p.m. on the lawn near the Discovery Center.

Speakers

JACQUELINE SHEEHAN, local fiction writer, essayist and psychologist will talk about her newest book, “Picture This.” 7:30 p.m. At the March meeting of the South Deerfield Women’s Club, Congregational Church, North Main Street, South Deerfield. Sheehan is a New Englander, but spent 20 years living in Oregon, California and New Mexico doing a variety of things. Her first novel, “Truth,” was published in 2003. Her second novel, “Lost & Found,” was published in 2007. Her third novel, “Now & Then,” was published in 2009. She has published travel articles, short stories and numerous essays and radio pieces. Free.

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