Arts & Entertainment Calendar Jan. 10 to Jan. 16
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Open mic returns to BTU with Dan, Kip and Schultzy from Curly Fingers Dupree at 8:30 p.m. in the Sports Bar, No cover.
DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Hillary Chase, 8 to
10:30 p.m. Indie, folk, originals. 978-544-2739. No cover.
78 Third St., Turners Falls: Uncle Hal’s Crabgrass Band. Funky-ton. 8 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. 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.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Making his DJ debut in The Extra Point Nightclub tonight is Andrew “Drew” Straughn! Come on down and support our newest DJ at BTU as he spins the hottest tunes starting at
10 p.m. No cover.
DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Gumbo Diablo, 9 to 11:30 p.m., Latin, New Orleans, R&B, roots, rock and reggae
978-544-2739. No cover.
78 Third St., Turners Falls: Something Else. Jazz, funk, groove, ska, the list goes on.
9:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866,
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Celtics vs. Houston at 7:30 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.
FRIENDS OF GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER COFFEEHOUSE,
2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 7 to 9 p.m. Music by Chris Devine & Michael Nix, a new duo project by two founding members of The Pioneer Consort. Devine and Nix perform a high energy, entertaining blend of composed and improvised music for violin, guitar, mandolin and the Banjar — a seven-string classical banjo. A donation of $6 to $12 appreciated.
367-9562. See Joseph Marcello’s Encores & Curtain Calls column Page D5.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Gail Sparlin. Singer-songwriter crafts intelligent pop songs colored with her childhood influences of folk, blues, country and jazz. Free. Please tip the musicians.
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.
SECOND FRIDAY CONTRA DANCE. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Guiding Star Grange,
401 Chapman St., Greenfield. The band includes special guest fiddler Tim Cape from Georgia, with David Kaynor (fiddle/guitar, calls) and possibly Peter Siegel (guitar/mandolin), and/or Stuart Kenney (bass/banjo). Sit-ins welcome. Self-determined free will contribution; $10 suggested; barter welcome. David Kaynor,
POTHOLE PICTURES, Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls presents “Shoot The Piano Player.” The story of a concert pianist (Charles Aznavour) who has traded in his fame for a gig in a run-down Parisian cafe who attempts to resume his career but gets caught up with gangsters and murder instead. American film noir. 7:30 p.m. Live music at 7. Tonight: Leo T. Baldwin plays his greatest hits. Film repeats Saturday with pre-film music by Daniel Hales and the frost heaves, indie rock, folk and country mix. $6 adults, $4 children 12 and under. Handicapped accessible. 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 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.
“BUYING THE FARM: Peace and War on a Sixties Commune,” a reading with author Tom Fels. 7 p.m. Montague Bookmill,
440 Greenfield Road, Montague. Local author Fels will read from his new book, the story of Montague Farm, the iconic sixties commune that lasted 35 years from 1968 into the first years of the 21st century, later the home of the Zen Peacemakers. The reading will be followed by a question-and-answer period. Books will be available for sale. 367-9206.
THE GRAND SLAMBOVIANS (aka Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams) and Jug-Tonk Stompers.
7:30 p.m. Next Stage at
15 Kimball Hill, downtown Putney, Vt. Acoustic/electric Americana music. $20 general, $18 students and seniors. Reservations 802-254-9276.
PIONEER VALLEY CAPPELLA presents “Great Mysteries” featuring renditions of O Magnum Mysterium by composers from the 16th to 20th centuries. These settings are paired with songs about Mary by Martinu, Josquin and Brahms. 7:30 p.m. Wesley United Methodist Church, Hadley. Freewill donation accepted at the door. Concert repeats Sunday at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Northampton.
SHUTESBURY ATHLETIC CLUB, 282 Wendell Road, Shutesbury. Dedicated to Delialah, 9 p.m. No cover.
“DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE,” an original adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland,” Heath Elementary School, 18 Jacobs Road. Friday and Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Free. In years past, there has been standing room only for these performances.
PVPA THEATER DEPARTMENT PRESENTS: William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” The sorcerer Prospero’s journey spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as he reigns over Ariel and the other spirits of his magical island, cares for his innocent young daughter, Miranda, toys with and torments the monster Caliban and unleashes his powers against shipwrecked enemies in this exciting, masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy and the supernatural. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. Advance: adults, $12; seniors/military, $10; students/children, $6. Door: adults: $14; seniors/military, $12; students/children, $8. Academy of Music Box Office, Tuesday through Friday, 3 to 6 p.m. 413-584-9032, ext. 105 (Service fees will apply with purchase). academyofmusictheatre.tix.com
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: NFL Divisional Playoffs at 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. today plus the best in Top 40, dance and hip-hop spun by DJ J-ill in The Extra Point Nightclub at 10 p.m. No cover.
DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Barrett Anderson, 9 to 11:30 p.m. Renegade blues.
978-544-2739. No cover.
78 Third St., Turners Falls: Masters of the Groovaverse. Guitar, drums, Tuba funkalishiousness. 9:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
THE ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls. Houseshakers, classic rock. 9:30 p.m.
SITZMARK, 54 E. Dover Road, Wilmington, Vt.: Kevin Parry on guitar and vocals.
7 to 10 p.m. Free. 802-464-3384,
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Saturday night madness with Katy and Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls:
8 p.m. Pamela Means, “one of the fiercest guitar players and politically-rooted songwriters in the music industry today” according to Curve Magazine. Free. Please tip the musicians.
TOPHILL MUSIC WINTER EXTRAVADANCE CONTRADANCE PARTY, 6:30 p.m. Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 15th annual. Two bands, two callers, all welcome. Arigana Highway: Alden, Mary Cay, Stuart and Matthew with Steve Zakon-Anderson calling followed by Clew Bay: Alden, Peter S., Owen, Stuart and Matthew with Will Mentor calling. First half-hour is waltzing at 6:30 p.m. Contras until midnight. $18. Alice Kenney, email@example.com.
“THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI,” David Lean’s 1957 saga of British POWs in Burma during World War II, will be shown at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute,
225 South St., Williamstown. 2 p.m. First installment of the Clark’s “Widescreen Wonders” film series. Free. 458-2303, clarkart.edu.
POTHOLE PICTURES: “Shoot the Piano Player” repeats. See Friday’s listing.
CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Avenu A, Turners Falls. “Winter Wonders.” 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages invited to make winter-themed crafts with Linda.
THE WENDELL FREE LIBRARY, 7 Wendell Depot Road. “Freejack,” 7:30 p.m. Auto racer Alex Furlong is snatched by time travel, a split second before a fatal explosion, by Vasendak’s 21st-century team of techies who plan to sell his healthy body to an ailing rich man at McCandless Corporation for a mind transfer. He escapes, but has no rights in this nightmare future of violence and sleaze. The story concerns his survival, and his attempt to revive his relationship with his fiance Julie, now 15 years older and an executive at McCandless. www.wendellfreelibrary.org, or call 978-544-3559.
THE BRATTLEBORO CONCERT CHOIR presents Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, and Bob Chilcott’s Requiem. 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, Brattleboro, Vt. Using texts drawn from a variety of sources, Lauridsen has created a transfiguring score of power and immense beauty. $15 general, $10 students. Repeats Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Brattleboro, Vt. For tickets:
JENNIFER LAMOUNTAIN performs an inspirational concert featuring songs from her latest album “Confessions: Hymns and Songs of Faith.” 6:30 p.m. Mountain View SDA Church, 1002 Ft. Bridgeman Highway, Vernon, Vt. Free. Fellowship and light refreshments.
THE MANHAN CAFE,
88 Cottage St., Easthampton: Paul Lamoureaux, guitarist and songwriter, Lisa Martin, emotionally charged acoustic folk rocker, and Bruce King, contemporary blues and folk. 6 to 8 p.m.
SHUTESBURY ATHLETIC CLUB, 282 Wendell Road, Shutesbury. Richard Chase Band, 8:30 p.m., No cover. 413-259-1474
GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Watershed Investigators: “Tooling Around with Biology: A look at ways to observe nature.” 10:30 a.m. to noon. A monthly kid-oriented program that focuses on hands-on discovery of local nature. Join refuge staff explore different ways to look at the natural world around us. May include crafts, games, stories and exploration. Geared toward grades 2 to 5, but all welcome. 863-3221,
HAPPIER VALLEY COMEDY SHOW at Arts Block Cafe, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 7:30 to 9 p.m. The Ha-Ha’s and their special guests from Boston perform improvised comic theater that will have you rolling in the aisles. Plus, all the improvisers will perform funny and fast-paced improv games together for the first time ever. Rated Pg-13. Handicapped accessible. $10, $7 advanced online. www.happiervalley.com. See our cover story, Page D1.
MUTTON & MEAD TRY OUTS, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The “Mutton and Mead Festival” is in search of actors, singers, musicians and dancers both novice and professional to help bring the streets of our humble village alive. The shire cast is at the heart of the festival’s experience. Auditions will be scheduled between Saturday, Jan 12 through Sunday, Jan 13, at the Montague Grange Hall, 36 Main Street in Montague Center. If you are not interested in performing, but interested in getting involved then Mutton and Mead is also seeking support crews. For more information, to schedule your auditions, or to find out about other performing opportunities visit www.MuttonAndMead.com. Drop-in times will be posted on the audition page.
NORTHFIELD MOUNTAIN RECREATION and Environmental Center, Route 63, Northfield: “Snowshoe Ramble: Porcupines and Stone Quarries.” 1 to 4:30 p.m. Explore signs of wildlife and clues to past land use. This winter adventure will explore animal tracks, porcupine signs, and an abandoned 19th-century stone quarry. With Naturalist Kim Noyes. Free. If open for skiing, snowshoes are required. Snowshoe rental available for $16. Open to anyone 10 and older. Registration required. Call 800-859-2960.
“DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE” concludes. See Friday’s listing.
PVPA THEATER DEPARTMENT PRESENTS continues, see Friday’s listing.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Patriots Playoff game at 4:30 p.m. plus NFC Divisional Playoff game at 1 p.m. on 14 HDTVs. Food, BTU Wheel, Prizes, drink specials and giveaways.
DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Steve Crow, Peter Kim & Joe Fitzpatrick, 8 to 10 p.m. Warped Americana. 978-544-2739. No cover. www.dejabrewpub.com
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: TNT Karaoke. Free. 9 p.m. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
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. 773-8313.
THE DEAD OF WINTER FILM SERIES: Free Films for the Frozen, presents “Days of Heaven,” (1978). Written and directed by Terence Malick. Nestor Almendros won Oscar for the stunning cinematography. Starring Sam Shepherd and Richard Gere. The Montague Bookmill, 440 Greenfield Road Montague, 413-367-9206 Movies shown Sundays through March 3.
WRITING & PUBLISHING IN HARD TIMES: a Straw Dog Salon. Working writers Barry Werth and Lesléa Newman address the challenges of making a literary career in the changing environment of the publishing industry. Reception & book signing follow. 3 to 5 p.m.; Quaker Meeting House, 43 Center St., Northampton. Kathy Dunn
BRATTLEBORO CONCERT CHOIR “Morten Laruidsen’s Lux Aeterna and Bob Chilcott’s Requiem” repeats in Brattleboro, Vt. See Saturday’s listing.
PIONEER VALLEY CAPPELLA “Great Mysteries” concert repeats in Northampton. See Friday’s listing.
TOM MCCLUNG performs a solo piano performance featuring original compositions and improvisations, along with standards and non-standards, familiar and unfamiliar melodies. 2 p.m. First Congregational Church, 165 Main St., Amherst. $10 at the door. Proceeds will aid the First Church Music Programs.
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.
MUTTON & MEAD TRY-OUTS conclude, see Saturday’s listing.
PVPA THEATER DEPARTMENT PRESENTS concludes, see Friday’s listing.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS,
23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. College Basketball Big Monday at BTU. Watch the best games on 14 HDTVs starting at 7 p.m. plus Celtics vs. Charlotte at 7:30 p.m.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Celtics vs. Charlotte 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.
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, www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.
■ 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.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. College Basketball Super Tuesday. Watch the best games on 14 HDTVs starting at 7 p.m. Two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer purchased.
THE ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls. Texas Hold ’em, 7:30 p.m.
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.
MIDWINTER MOVIES, “Reel Laughs,” presented by Greenfield Business Association and Greenfield Garden Cinemas; screwball comedies featuring such stars as Cary Grant, Henry Fonda, Irene Dunne, Carole Lombard, William Powell and Rosiland Russell. 6:30 p.m. $5. Continues Jan. 22 and 29. Tickets available in advance at Greenfield Garden Cinemas or at the door. 774-4881, gardencinemas.net. Proceeds support the GBA’s Holiday Lights program.
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. Celtics vs. New Orleans on 14 HDTVs at
7:30 p.m. No cover.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Quiznite with QuizMaster Alex. 8 p.m. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Celtics vs. New Orleans at 8 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. 413-773-8313.
AFRICAN DANCE VERMONT. West African dance class for all. 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Brattleboro Stone Church, 210 Main St., $12 to $5. All levels are welcome. Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and bring a water bottle. Class will be accompanied by live drumming. Kabisco Kaba, originally from West Guinea, is now living in Leverett. Kabisco started dancing professionally in Guinea at the age of 14 with the Ballet Merveilles. He came to the U.S. in 1998 and taught and performed around the country before moving to western Massachusetts. He teaches African dance at the Pioneer Valley School for Performing Arts.
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