Arts & Entertainment Calendar, Jan. 3 to Jan. 9
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Fiesta Bowl on 14 HDTVS at 8 p.m. Oregon vs. Kansas State.
238 Main St., Greenfield. Come down and meet celebrity bartenders for Wounded Warriors. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All proceeds from raffle prizes and tips will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Thirsty Thursdays and 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. 773-8313.
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 Friday for a Writer’s Lunch. This is a self-directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through lunch. Bring your own lunch and beverage. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details.
MUSIC & MOVEMENT at Carnegie Library, Avenue A, Turners Falls. With Tom Carroll and Laurie Davidson. 10 a.m. Young children of all ages and their parents or caregivers invited to the free program. Thursdays during January and February.
SPRINGFIELD MUSEUMS will host Culture & Cocktails. 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. The theme is “Trivia Nights” with attendees having the chance to show off their knowledge of Springfield and trivia in general. Visitors can also preview the museum’s newest exhibit “The John F. Kennedy Experience.” Free for members, $5 non-members. 263-6800, ext. 379.
BELLA NOTTE RESTAURANT, 199 Huckle Hill Road, Bernardston: DJ Tom Mayo, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Friday. Free apps at
11 p.m. No cover. 648-9107.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. DJ J-ill spins the hottest tunes in The Extra Point Nightclub at
10 p.m. with no cover. Watch Texas A & M vs. Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl on 14 HDTVs at 8 p.m.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Celtics vs. Indiana at 8 p.m. Friday night madness with Big Dan in the sports bar. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.
WEST DOVER INN, Route 100, West Dover, Vt. Kevin Parry on guitar and vocals plays acoustic rock and roll and requests. 7 to 10 p.m.
47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Mya Elaine, singer-songwriter.
8 p.m. “A first class talent. When Mya Elaine sings any of her songs, she is transported body and soul into that song, and anyone lucky enough to be a witness is transported right along with her,” say promoters. Free. Please tip the musicians. 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.
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 age 3 and under. Rhymes, songs and movement games make up this story time style popularized by author Betsy Diamand-Cohen. ∎ Writers’ Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. Self-directed. The meeting room will be open Tuesdays through Fridays for 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 the Writers’ Lunch. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details. ∎ Friends of the GPL Book Sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Continues Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
THE SPRINGFIELD SCIENCE MUSEUM’S large rooftop telescope will be open for public sky-gazing at 7:30 p.m. 21 Edwards St., Springfield. If cloudy, a planetarium show will be presented in place of telescope viewing. The program is best suited for families with children ages 8 and older, however, younger children are also welcome. $3 adults, $2 children 17 and under.
263-6800 ext. 318,
BELLA NOTTE RESTAURANT, 199 Huckle Hill Road, Bernardston. DJ Tom Mayo. From dinner music to today’s hits. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. Every Saturday. 648-9107.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: Wild Card Weekend, NFL playoffs on 14 HDTVs today and tonight. DJ MIA spins all the top hits in The Extra Point Nightclub at 10 p.m.
SITZMARK, West Dover, Vt.: Kevin Parry on guitar and vocals. 7 to 10 p.m. Free.
238 Main St., Greenfield: College Football. Celtics vs. Atlanta at 7 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.
WINTERLAND, 76 Hope St., Greenfield: The Zydeco Dance featuring Zydeco Connection has been canceled because Winterland has closed. At press time, the band was looking for a new venue. To get the latest, check out its Facebook site.
47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls:
8 p.m. Mark Nomad, blues. “Nomad’s music has been heard on radio stations all over the world and has been used in commercials and in film. Nomad’s blues have been tempered by years of living and experience; expressed by the plaintive cry of a bottleneck on acoustic guitar or the driving funk of his electric band,” say promoters. Free. Please tip the musicians.
WENDELL FULL MOON COFFEEHOUSE at Old Town Hall in the center of Wendell. $8 to $15. 7:30 p.m. “Swing into 2013 with the Charles Neville Quartet.” Family-friendly venue featuring dessert-o-rama and a unique opportunity for music, fun and dance. “Bring a friend and settle in for an evening of world class jazz in a down home setting; witness for yourselves the electrifying river of soul that flows through the room from Mr. Neville’s horn,” say promoters. Open Mic begins at 7:30. For Open Mic sign-up, directions and further information, visit
FIRST SATURDAY ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE, Munson Library, 1046 South East St., South Amherst. Beginners welcome. Bring clean, soft soled shoes. Anne Legene on fiddle; Larry Wallach on piano. Admission $8. For more information, contact Mary Jones at 863-3165. Information and directions:
GUIDING STAR GRANGE, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield: First Saturday Contradance with Wild Asparagus. 8 to 11:30 p.m. Beginners’ workshop from 8 to 8:30 p.m. Wild Asparagus with George Marshall, David Cantieni, Becky Tracy, Ann Percival and guests. $10, $8 students. 575-6283.
SONG & STORY SWAP at The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst. 7 p.m. People of all ages gather to share stories and songs that are traditional, newly written or of personal experiences. You can tell, sing, lead everyone in singing, or request a song or story. Listeners welcome. Guest performer will be Ben Grosscup, singer-songwriter.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE BONFIRE at Hawlemont Regional Elementary School, Charlemont. 3 to 8 p.m. Bonfire at 5 p.m. Tree drop Thursday and Friday after 3:30 p.m. and today all day. Food and drinks available. 3 p.m. — Two-person sled races and snow sculpture contest; 6 p.m. 50/50 raffle. Suggested donation $2. Sponsored by Charlemont 250 Committee.
www.charlemont250.org or on Facebook: Charlemont Celebration.
GREENFIELD’S WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET at Greenfield High School, Lenox Avenue, Greenfield. 10 a.m. The market aims to bring fresh, local vegetables, fruit, honey, jams, maple products, pickles, meat and more to people even when temperatures are below freezing. Live music and all welcome.
MEMORIAL HALL THEATER, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, continues its season of live high-definition broadcasts direct from the Metropolitian Opera in New York. Noon. Showing of Berlioz’s “Les Troyens.” The Met offers a rare opportunity to witness Berlioz’ vast epic, last performed at the house in 2003. Deborah Voight, Susan Graham, Bryan Hymel and Dwayne Croft lead the cast, portraying characters from the Trojan War. $22 adults, $11 students at the door; $24, $13 online. Tickets available at Mocha Maya’s and Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls, World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield and Broadside Books in Northampton.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NFL Wild Card Weekend, NFL Playoffs today at 1 and 4:25 p.m. on 14 HDTVs. Food, prizes, giveaways and more.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. NFL Playoffs. Watch all your favorite teams play on 11 50-inch HDTVs. Join Kathy in the Sports Bar opening at noon. Prizes given out throughout the game. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports bar. 413-773-8313.
THE DEAD OF WINTER FILM SERIES: Free Films for the Frozen, presents “Being There (1979), The Montague Bookmill, 440 Greenfield Road Montague, 413-367-9206 The film was written by Jerzy Kosinski from his novel. Directed by Hal Ashby. Peter Sellers is brilliant in this wicked and profound satire. Movies shown Sundays through March 3.
THE GALLERY OF READERS SERIES presents Jennifer Rosner and Mary Beth Brooker reading from their recent prose works. 3 p.m. Neilson Library Browsing Room, Smith College, Northampton. Refreshments. 584-7080.
MOSTLY YOGA at Wendell Free Library, 7 Wendell Depot Road, Wendell. Sundays from 10 to 11:15 a.m. through May. A variety of yoga styles offered as well as qigong and psycho-calisthenics. Teachers include “Apollo” Compagnone, Shay Cooper, Donna Horn, Sam Scherer, Patty Smythe, Christine Texiera and Susan Von Ranson. Bring a yoga mat. 978-544-3559.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS,
23 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Notre Dame Championship Party at BTU. All area Notre Dame fans need to watch the game at BTU on all 14 HDTVs. BCS National Championship Football Game at 8 p.m., No. 1 Notre Dame vs. No. 2 Alabama. Golden Dome drink specials, Notre Dame giveaways and munchies. Wear your ND gear for the National Championship game.
238 Main St., Greenfield. Celtics vs. New York at
7:30 p.m. Free pool all night in the sports bar. Martini Monday. Ask your bartender for specials. 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. Call 772-1544, ext. 5,
■ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to
2 p.m. Self-directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through their lunch. Monday through Friday. Contact Jane Buchanan at
772-1544 for more details.
MONTAGUE CENTER LIBRARY: 6:30 p.m. Evening Crafts. Children can make simple projects with Linda or take materials home.
FREE SOUP AND GAMES NIGHT at Hope & Olive, Hope and Olive Streets, Greenfield. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a free buffet of soup and breads, etc., play games or chat. Monthly benefit for underfunded community organizations.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer purchased.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Trivia at 7 p.m. Open Beer Pong tournament with Dan starts at 9 p.m. 773-8313.
JANUARY BOOK DISCUSSION at Bruce’s Browser Inc., 1497 Main St., Athol. 5:30 p.m. “Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals” by best-selling animal advocate Temple Grandin. Grandin offers the most exciting exploration of how animals feel since “The Hidden Life of Dogs.” “Animals Make Us Human” is the culmination of almost 30 years of research, experimentation and experience. 978-249-3978,
WRITERS NIGHT OUT: Straw Dog Writers Guild. 7 to 9 p.m. The Elevens, 140 Pleasant St., Northampton. Open mic followed by time to visit and learn what’s happening in the writing world. For more information, contact Kathy Dunn at 221-4652.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke returns every Wednesday in the Sports Bar starting tonight at 9 p.m. with Dirty Johny. No cover.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Celtics vs. Phoenix, 7:30 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Bar/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.
LINE DANCING at the Moose Lodge, 20 School St., Greenfield. 7 p.m. Beginner to intermediate. Ring the doorbell for admittance. $5 per session. For more information, call Pat at 665-4260,
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. In the LeVanway Meeting Room. For more information, Lyons at 772-1544 ext. 5, or
www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org. ■ Kids’ Reading Club. 4 to 5 p.m. An academic club for children aged 7 to 9 p.m. led by educator Rachel Roberts that meets once a month at the library. Books can be read-aloud to a participating child or read independently by a child Each class meeting will have a book discussion, a fun project and book summary project. Books must be completed by the class meeting. Free. No registration required. For more information, contact Kay Lyons at 772-1544 Ext. 5.
THE WINDBORNE QUARTET, 7:30 p.m., Ashfield Congregational Church, Ashfield. Suggested admission, $15/$12. Four members of the Renewal Chorus join together as the Windborne Quartet to present a concert of dynamic world harmony singing. Music from Bulgaria, Corsica, Georgia, North America, Basque country and more, all in four-part harmony. For more information, 802-451-0425.