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Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 21 - 27

  • Nayana Glazier photo<br/>‘Alice in Wonderland’ ends its run this week<br/>The New Renaissance Players’ production of “Alice in Wonderland” is in its final week, with shows scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at The Shea Theater in Turners Falls. Beyond the writing talents of Lewis Caroll and the acting skills of the company’s members, this show includes original music from the Greenfield-based Daniel Hales and the frost heaves. See “Theater.”

    Nayana Glazier photo
    ‘Alice in Wonderland’ ends its run this week
    The New Renaissance Players’ production of “Alice in Wonderland” is in its final week, with shows scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at The Shea Theater in Turners Falls. Beyond the writing talents of Lewis Caroll and the acting skills of the company’s members, this show includes original music from the Greenfield-based Daniel Hales and the frost heaves. See “Theater.”

  • Submitted photo<br/>Argentine Tango heats up Arts Block<br/>Dancers Armando Orzuza and Nuria Martinez will be strutting their stuff at The Arts Block in Greenfield Friday and Sunday. Before each show, there will be a dance demonstration open to all skill levels for only $5 for those who also buy a $20 concert ticket. See “Music.”

    Submitted photo
    Argentine Tango heats up Arts Block
    Dancers Armando Orzuza and Nuria Martinez will be strutting their stuff at The Arts Block in Greenfield Friday and Sunday. Before each show, there will be a dance demonstration open to all skill levels for only $5 for those who also buy a $20 concert ticket. See “Music.”

  • MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Andre Villoch with special guest Matt Cranstoun (Pictured). Friday, 7:30 p.m. For years, Villoch performed in Michigan and Indiana as a musician, actor and comedian. Cranstoun’s writing mixes content reminiscent of folk, romanticism and other messages with a dynamic voice familiar to classic soul and R&B. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local Page D4.<br/>

    MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Andre Villoch with special guest Matt Cranstoun (Pictured). Friday, 7:30 p.m. For years, Villoch performed in Michigan and Indiana as a musician, actor and comedian. Cranstoun’s writing mixes content reminiscent of folk, romanticism and other messages with a dynamic voice familiar to classic soul and R&B. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local Page D4.

  • MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Andre Villoch (pictured) with special guest Matt Cranstoun. Friday, 7:30 p.m. For years, Villoch performed in Michigan and Indiana as a musician, actor and comedian. Cranstoun’s writing mixes content reminiscent of folk, romanticism and other messages with a dynamic voice familiar to classic soul and R&B. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local Page D4.<br/>

    MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Andre Villoch (pictured) with special guest Matt Cranstoun. Friday, 7:30 p.m. For years, Villoch performed in Michigan and Indiana as a musician, actor and comedian. Cranstoun’s writing mixes content reminiscent of folk, romanticism and other messages with a dynamic voice familiar to classic soul and R&B. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local Page D4.

  • Sarah Crosby photo<br/>Contra dance to support young dancers<br/>The Friday contra dance at the Guiding Star Grange in Greenfield will raise money to help send a young Morris and Manx dancing group called And Sometimes Y to the Isle of Man, where their dances originated. Pictured, Norma Haynes of Northampton, 16, center, of And Sometimes Y  practices a dance called “Oranges in Bloom” in the Shutesbury Elementary School gym last Sunday. See “Dance”<br/>

    Sarah Crosby photo
    Contra dance to support young dancers
    The Friday contra dance at the Guiding Star Grange in Greenfield will raise money to help send a young Morris and Manx dancing group called And Sometimes Y to the Isle of Man, where their dances originated. Pictured, Norma Haynes of Northampton, 16, center, of And Sometimes Y practices a dance called “Oranges in Bloom” in the Shutesbury Elementary School gym last Sunday. See “Dance”

  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege  , Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe, Katie Sachs, Carolyn Walker and Christa Joy (pictured). $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.

    ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege , Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe, Katie Sachs, Carolyn Walker and Christa Joy (pictured). $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.

  • TED CROMACK will discuss his latest novel “The Campus Murders” at the Arms Library, Shelburne Falls. Thursday, 7 p.m. The story concerns a series of murders that take place on a fictitious New England College campus. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing as well as copies of his previously published book “The River Flows.”  He will also be at Greenfield Public Library Wednesday.<br/>

    TED CROMACK will discuss his latest novel “The Campus Murders” at the Arms Library, Shelburne Falls. Thursday, 7 p.m. The story concerns a series of murders that take place on a fictitious New England College campus. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing as well as copies of his previously published book “The River Flows.” He will also be at Greenfield Public Library Wednesday.

  • THE REALLY BIG SHOW with Monte Belmonte, 22nd annual, Sunday, 2 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St. Northampton. This year, Belmonte from the River becomes our Ed Sullivan in the annual Vaunted Valley Variety Show.  Belmonte will introduce some of the best talent in the Valley in Sullivanesque style.  If you have never seen Belmonte live on stage you are in for a treat, promoters promise.  Past talent includes contortionists, poets, jugglers, opera stars, comedians, child prodigies, animal acts and many other forms of entertainment. General admission, $8 in Advance; $10 at the door. Final in the Four Sundays in February series. <br/>www.northamptonartscouncil.org.<br/>

    THE REALLY BIG SHOW with Monte Belmonte, 22nd annual, Sunday, 2 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St. Northampton. This year, Belmonte from the River becomes our Ed Sullivan in the annual Vaunted Valley Variety Show. Belmonte will introduce some of the best talent in the Valley in Sullivanesque style. If you have never seen Belmonte live on stage you are in for a treat, promoters promise. Past talent includes contortionists, poets, jugglers, opera stars, comedians, child prodigies, animal acts and many other forms of entertainment. General admission, $8 in Advance; $10 at the door. Final in the Four Sundays in February series.
    www.northamptonartscouncil.org.

  • Nayana Glazier photo<br/>‘Alice in Wonderland’ ends its run this week<br/>The New Renaissance Players’ production of “Alice in Wonderland” is in its final week, with shows scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at The Shea Theater in Turners Falls. Beyond the writing talents of Lewis Caroll and the acting skills of the company’s members, this show includes original music from the Greenfield-based Daniel Hales and the frost heaves. See “Theater.”
  • Submitted photo<br/>Argentine Tango heats up Arts Block<br/>Dancers Armando Orzuza and Nuria Martinez will be strutting their stuff at The Arts Block in Greenfield Friday and Sunday. Before each show, there will be a dance demonstration open to all skill levels for only $5 for those who also buy a $20 concert ticket. See “Music.”
  • MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Andre Villoch with special guest Matt Cranstoun (Pictured). Friday, 7:30 p.m. For years, Villoch performed in Michigan and Indiana as a musician, actor and comedian. Cranstoun’s writing mixes content reminiscent of folk, romanticism and other messages with a dynamic voice familiar to classic soul and R&B. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local Page D4.<br/>
  • MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Andre Villoch (pictured) with special guest Matt Cranstoun. Friday, 7:30 p.m. For years, Villoch performed in Michigan and Indiana as a musician, actor and comedian. Cranstoun’s writing mixes content reminiscent of folk, romanticism and other messages with a dynamic voice familiar to classic soul and R&B. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local Page D4.<br/>
  • Sarah Crosby photo<br/>Contra dance to support young dancers<br/>The Friday contra dance at the Guiding Star Grange in Greenfield will raise money to help send a young Morris and Manx dancing group called And Sometimes Y to the Isle of Man, where their dances originated. Pictured, Norma Haynes of Northampton, 16, center, of And Sometimes Y  practices a dance called “Oranges in Bloom” in the Shutesbury Elementary School gym last Sunday. See “Dance”<br/>
  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege  , Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe, Katie Sachs, Carolyn Walker and Christa Joy (pictured). $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.
  • TED CROMACK will discuss his latest novel “The Campus Murders” at the Arms Library, Shelburne Falls. Thursday, 7 p.m. The story concerns a series of murders that take place on a fictitious New England College campus. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing as well as copies of his previously published book “The River Flows.”  He will also be at Greenfield Public Library Wednesday.<br/>
  • THE REALLY BIG SHOW with Monte Belmonte, 22nd annual, Sunday, 2 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St. Northampton. This year, Belmonte from the River becomes our Ed Sullivan in the annual Vaunted Valley Variety Show.  Belmonte will introduce some of the best talent in the Valley in Sullivanesque style.  If you have never seen Belmonte live on stage you are in for a treat, promoters promise.  Past talent includes contortionists, poets, jugglers, opera stars, comedians, child prodigies, animal acts and many other forms of entertainment. General admission, $8 in Advance; $10 at the door. Final in the Four Sundays in February series. <br/>www.northamptonartscouncil.org.<br/>

Thursday 21

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Open mic night hosted by Dan, Kip and Schultzy from Curly Fingers Dupree in the Sports Bar from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. No cover.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Richard Shindell. $22.50, $25.
www.iheg.com.

DEJA BREW, 57A LOCKES VILLAGE ROAD, Wendell: Tommy Filiault & Friends. Acoustic rock. 8 to 10:30 p.m.
978-544-2739, www.dejabrew.com.

THE MONTAGUE INN, 485 Federal St., Route 63, Montague Center: Reil Entertainment Karaoke featuring DJ Greg.
8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 768-7336. Also on Facebook and
http://themontagueinn.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Tampa Bay at 7:30 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. DJ Let’s Dance Entertainment in the Sports Bar. 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.

Films

“WICKIE AND THE TREASURE OF THE GODS” (Germany). 2 p.m. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. Follow the young Viking and his band of warriors on their whirlwind adventure in his pursuit of the legendary treasure of the Gods. $3 at the door. Part of KidsBestFest films shown during February vacation.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. Knitting Circle at the Greenfield Public Library, 10 a.m. Bring your project to the LeVanway Meeting Room and join with other knitters to talk about knitting, crafts, and books. Free. ∎ 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.

WHEELER MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 49 East Main St., Orange: 1:30 p.m. Workshop for science lovers in grades 3 to 6. Mad Science class called Chem in a Flash. Each participant will make their own chemical reactions under the supervision of an instructor. To register, call 979-544-2495 Ext. 103. westnewengland.madscience.org. 4 p.m. Book club for students in grades 2 through 4 Adult/child teams will be given their very-own-forever copy of Jane Schoenberg’s “Stuey Lewis Against All Odds.” Share in a pizza snack.

Literary

ARTISTS FORUM: Where is the Artist’s Place in the World of Abstraction? A discussion with the artists Margaret Jean and Janet Walerstein Winston. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Gallery A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst in the Amherst Cinema building.

TED CROMACK will discuss his latest novel “The Campus Murders” at the Arms Library, Shelburne Falls. 7 p.m. The story concerns a series of murders that take place on a fictitious New England College campus. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing as well as copies of his previously published book “The River Flows.”

Music

CRAIG HARRIS’ “Soul Within the Veil” concert-length piece.
8 p.m. Bowker Auditorium, UMass-Amherst. Part of the 2013 Magic Triangle Jazz Series. A 10-piece ensemble interprets Harris’ musical score, which captures W.E.B. DuBois’ “The Souls of Black Folk,” a timeless social commentary. $12 general, $7 students. 800-999-UMAS.

KEVIN PARRY hosts open mic Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Marina Restaurant, Route 5, Brattleboro, Vt. Free. To sign up for a 20-minute slot, call

802-257-7563. www.kevinparrymusic.com. Participating musicians receive 50 percent off dinner.

TIESTO CLUB LIFE COLLEGE Invasion Tour at Mullins Center, 200 Commonwealth Ave., Amherst.
7 p.m. $50 GA floor; $27 GA Bowl. Tickets originally purchased for the Oct. 6, 2012 show will be honored. For more information: www.mullinscenter.com/events/detail/tiesto-club-life-college-invasion-tour.

Potpourri

“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 February.

NEW ENGLAND AIR MUSEUM, Windsor Locks, Conn., adjacent to Bradley International Iarport. February Vacation fun continues. Today: Open Cockpit Day. Until 4 p.m. Up to 10 aircraft open.
860-623-3305 Ext. 311.

WINTER WOODS HIKE at Bullitt Reservation. 10 a.m. 332 Bullitt Road, Ashfield. The theme for this week’s hike will be nature photography. Meet at the parking lot near the Bullitt house and hike part of the Two Bridges Trail and finish with the Pebble Trail. The one- to two-hour hike may be at an easy pace with stops along the way for observations. Bring any interesting facts, field guides or a camera. To register, contact Ryan Pennesi at 628-4485 or rpennesi@ttor.org.

Theater

“CAVEMAN” presented by No Theater of Northampton. Richard Maxwell’s one-hour comedy with songs. 8 p.m. A.P.E., 126 Main St., downtown Northampton. Wednesdays through Saturdays through Feb. 23. $10. Maxwell, playwright and artistic director of the New York City Players, is a resident writer at New Dramatists and recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship. His newest play “Neutral Hero,” performed this fall at The Kitchen in New York and was selected by The New York Times as one of the top 10 shows of the year. “No other American Theater artist working today manages to elicit such complex responses from such seemingly simple material,” Ben Brantley, The New York Times. Limited seating; reservations recommended, 413-586-5553 or cavemanAPE@gmail.com (leave your name, how many tickets, the date and a phone number.) www.apearts.org.

Friday 22

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Mardi Gras Party at BTU. Come earn your beads. Karaoke in the Sports Bar with Dirty Jester Johnny from 9 p.m. to midnight. Dancing in the Extra Point Nightclub at 10 p.m. with DJ Drew. King Cake eating contest; find the baby inside and win. Celebrate Mardi Gras in the Sports Bar and Nightclub. No cover.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Gumbo Diablo. Latin, New Orleans, R&B, roots, rock and reggae.
9 to 11:30 p.m. 978-2739,
www.dejabrew.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Steve Forbert. $17.50, $20. ∎ 10 p.m. Brother Joscephus and The Love Revolution. $10, $13.
www.iheg.com.

THE MONTAGUE INN, 485 Federal St., Route 63, Montague: TNT Productions with DJ Steve. Free Jell-O shots when you sing! 768-7336. Information also available on Facebook and http://themontagueinn.com.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE,
32 Federal St., Millers Falls: Rock 201. Classic rock. 9:30 p.m. 659-3384.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Celtics vs. Phoenix at 9 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 requests. 7 to 10 p.m. 802-464-5207,

www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Andre Villoch with special guest Matt Cranstoun. 7:30 p.m. For years, Villoch performed in Michigan and Indiana as a musician, actor and comedian. Cranstoun’s writing mixes content reminiscent of folk, romanticism and other messages with a dynamic voice familiar to classic soul and R&B. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local Page D4.

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.

GUIDING STAR GRANGE, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Contra dancing for all. 7:30 to 11 p.m. Begins with 30 minutes of introductory dances for newcomers and beginners. David Kaynor will teach and call the dances, play fiddle and lead the band. Wear comfortable apparel. This week’s dance is a fund raiser for the area’s only young adults’ morris team And Sometimes Y. This summer, the team will travel to the Isle of Man, where their Manx dances originated. Team Member Hope Leary’s nyckelharpa music will be a feature of the band. Admission is in the form of self-determined, free-will contributions (a.k.a. the Honor System) with $10 or barter equivalent suggested.

Films

“THE THIEF OF BAGDAD” (England) 2 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. $3 at the door only. Final in the KidsBestFest.
www.northamptonartscouncil.org.

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 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.

Music

ARTS BLOCK CAFE, 289 Main St., Cafe Buenos Aires. The Arts Block tells us “Café Buenos Aires will create the atmosphere of a nightclub in the La Boca district of the Argentine capital, with guests seated at cafe tables as Tango dancers step into the spotlight to music by Piazzolla, Pujol, Ginastera, Villa-Lobos, and Hersch.” The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., with an hour-long class-demonstration by Armando Orzuza and Nuria Martinez at 6:30. The class is open to dancers at all levels and observers. The concert tickets are $20 at the door. The fee for the class-demonstration is $5 with the purchase of a concert ticket, and $20 for the class only. Reservations are recommended. To make a reservation, call 413-634-5716. (Please indicate which performance and whether you are interested in attending or participating in the class demonstration.)
theartsblock.com. Repeats Sunday, at different times. See that day’s listing.

BLUE ROCK RESTAURANT, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Friday Night Jazz with Lenny Zarcone on vocals, and Wes Brown on piano. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. No cover. Reservations recommended. 625-8133.

Potpourri

NEW ENGLAND AIR MUSEUM, Windsor Locks, Conn., presents an Aero Modeling workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The activity takes about an hour to complete. Children 8 to 14 can build and fly their own models. All children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 for the kit.
www.neam.org.

UMASS CENTER FOR WOMEN & COMMUNITY will mark its 40th anniversary with a gala celebrating women’s achievements. 7 to 10 p.m. Amherst Room of the Campus Center, UMass-Amherst. Rep. Ellen Story will speak. Valerie Young, UMass alumna, will discuss the imposter syndrome and sign copies of her new book “The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women.” Jean Kim, vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life at UMass, will introduce the speakers. State Sen. Stan Rosenberg will present a legislative citation recognizing the center for its 40 years of service to the community. Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, raffle and silent auction. For more information, call 545-0883 or www.umass.edu/ewc.

Speakers

MARIAN KELNER, animal rights advocate, will speak and present a PowerPoint presentation. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sloan Theater, Greenfield Community College Campus, Greenfield. Kelner reminds us that humans, in general, feel superior to other species and this prejudice, known as speciesism, results in the suffering of animals and plants worldwide. She will discuss how addressing and eliminating this accepted and institutionalized prejudice is a key to bringing peace and justice to Earth. She is a town councilor in Greenfield and a teacher of English to speakers of other languages. Part of the Roots of Peace Speakers Series.

Theater

“ALICE IN WONDERLAND” presented by New Renaissance Players. 7:30 p.m. Shea Theater, Avenue A, Turners Falls. Repeats Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. Join Alice as she wanders through Wonder-land to meet some of literature’s most iconic characters. The play features Lewis Carroll’s quirky, humorous, and fanciful dialogue from both “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass.” Featuring original music composed and performed by Greenfield’s Daniel Hales and the frost heaves. The New Renaissance Players is the Shea’s own residential company. For more information or to purchase tickets online visit theshea.org.

“CAVEMAN” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“FERDINAND THE BULL” presented by New England Youth Theater’s Junior Company. 7 p.m. 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. Continues Saturday at 7 p.m. Munro Leaf’s classic short story of the Spanish bull who refuses to fight and who wants to just sit quietly and smell the flowers. Favorite childhood tale. Tickets $8 students, $10 seniors, $12 adults. 802-246-6398,
www.neyt.org.

Saturday 23

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: Down Under Fundraiser for Ryan Wilder, TFHS football player selected to play in a football tournament this summer in Australia. Raffle from 6 to 9:30 p.m., 50/50 raffle, pick of the table raffle and big raffle items every 20 minutes. Help raise funds for Wilder. Dancing in The Extra Point Nightclub after the raffles with DJ J-ill spinning favorite tunes. No cover.

THE CUE BAR, 747 Putney Road, Brattleboro, Vt., DJ Tom Mayo, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Free Pool Tables until midnight. Every Saturday, 802-579-1785.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: The Wildcat O’Halloran Band. Guitar based blues. 9 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrew.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson and the Magic Rockers. $15, $18.
∎ 10 p.m. The Chandler Travis Philharmonic and Lord Russ. $8, $10. www.iheg.com.

THE MONTAGUE INN, 485 Federal St. (Route 63), Montague: Karaoke Dance Party with DJ Dr. Dudley. 768-7336. Information also available on Facebook and
http://themontagueinn.com.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, Millers Falls. Ultimatum. Classic rock. 9:30 p.m.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: DJ Let’s Dance Entertainment in the Sports Bar & Disco hosted by Meghan. Saturday night madness with Katy & Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 8 p.m. Torn Shorts. “a young indie/folk/blues band from Providence, displaying a talent for borrowing and breaking-in the classic sounds of American music: Cobain’s water chorus, Dylan’s half-spoken plea, Muddy Water’s howled licks,” according to Freya Wilcox, NYC Feast of Music. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292,
info@mochamayas.com.

WENDELL FULL MOON COFFEEHOUSE, Old Town Hall, Wendell center. Open mic begins at 7:30 p.m. Music by Darlingside, string-rock quintet brings their unique energy and “full on American-mongrel” mix of musical talents and authentic presence to the coffeehouse. Their music has been described as a happy place between indie-rock and folk. $6 to $14. 978-544-5557. For open mic sign up, directions and more information: www.wendellfullmoon.org. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D4.

Dance

TOPHILL MUSIC CONTRADANCE PARTY:
8 to 11:30 p.m. Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Arigana Highway: Alden Robinson, Mary Cay Brass, Matthew Kenney and Stuart Kenney. Linda Leslie calls. All welcome. $10.
www.guidingstargrange.org

Literary

ONE WRITER’S WAY IN: How I Learned to Write a Play. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Lilly Library, Florence. Playwright Tanyss Martula takes a sometimes playful look at what brought her to playwriting and what she found there. Basic nuts and bolts of the craft will be covered as she engages participants in an exploration of this craft. A Straw Dog Writers Guild Craft Workshop.

Music

ANDRE VILLOCH, Brick House, Third Street, Turners Falls, 2 to 3 p.m. Promoters tell us Villoch is “famed for his dynamic range and vivacious onstage humor.” $10 suggested donation. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D4.

ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ SugarHouse Farewell Open Stage Food Bank Benefit. 1 p.m. A Farewell Party To SugarHouse members Jaye and Eric Simms. Open stage. Musicians, please bring your instruments! Drums, amps and keyboards provided. Admission is free. Please bring a nonperishable food item or cash donation for the Food Banks of Greenfield and Brattleboro, Vt. ∎ Christa Joy, singer-songwriter, weaves together thoughtful lyrics with compelling melodies. 8 p.m. She will be joined by Jeremy Kent on bass, Chris Hamel on drums and Jane Leigh Hamel on pedal steel and electric. theartsblock.com.

BILL BAER. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton.
7 p.m. Baer of Greenfield will play acoustic guitar, banjo and mandolin. Original music, acoustic blues, ragtime, old-time and contemporary folk..

GUEST VOICE RECITAL featuring Dana Schnitzer, soprano, UMass alumna, with Brendon Shapiro, piano. 8 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass-Amherst. Strauss, Paulenc, Turina and Barber’s Hermit Songs. Free.

JOHNNY BEAN BROOK STRING BAND, Masonic Hall/Senior Center Building at 7 Main St., Shelburne Falls, 7 p.m. Vintage Music in the Foothills 1800s to 1940s. Free. Presented by the Silvery Moon and Golden Slippers Mentorship Program for Musicians.

LUCY KAPLANSKY AND GARNET ROGERS in concert. 8 p.m. Peterborough Players Theater, Peterborough, N.H. Presented by Peterborough Folk Music Society. $20 advance, $23 day of show. pfmconcerts.org.

PENTATONIX in concert. 8 p.m. Calvin Theater, 19 King St., Northampton. A cappella sensations and winners of season three of NBC’s The Sing-Off. $25.
www.iheg.com.

TUBA CONCERT AND MASTERCLASS at UMass-Amherst. Masterclass at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Music Wing, Room 44. Concert Sunday at 1 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium. Performers include guest artist Rex Martin, tuba, with Nikki Stoia, piano. Masterclass free. Concert $3 UMass students, $5 other students, seniors, children under 18; $10 general public.
fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.

Potpourri

AMHERST ORCHID SOCIETY annual show. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Smith Vocational School, 80 Locust St., Route 9, Northampton. The show will be judged by the American Orchid Society. Orchid displays and vendors. Ongoing demonstrations on orchid care given by orchid society members. Repeats Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3 donation; children under 12 free. Accessible.

FOUR STORY PLAYERS perform “Peter and the Wolf” and other stories with a full puppet show. 10:30 a.m. Jones Library, 43 Amity St,. Amherst. Featuring Tom Knight, puppeteer, Christine Olson and Meg Kelsey Wright, pianists, and Russ Nieman, percussionist. For ages 4 to 10 and their families.

MUSIC FILLS THE PANTRY, a variety show with soup and snack cafe. 4 to 8 p.m. Fellowship Hall, Little Mohawk Road, Shelburne. An evening of music, jokes, skits, food and fun. A benefit for the Hilltown Churches Food Pantry in Ashfield, and Good Neighbors Food Pantry in Charlemont. Donation $5 or five non-perishable food items per person. Sponsored by the First Congregational Church of Shelburne.

NOBLE HOME KIT OPEN HOUSE, 34 Main Road (Route 112), Colrain, 1 to 3 p.m. Noble Home will welcome visitors to its in-progress showcase kit home. This event will give the public an opportunity to see and feel an assembled Noble Home shell during construction and view its unique, user-friendly assembly. This passive solar house is due to be completed in May. For more information, see
www.noble-home.net or go to the company’s Facebook site.

Theater

“ALICE IN WONDERLAND” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“CAVEMAN” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

“FERDINAND THE BULL” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

“ROPE” continues. See Friday’s listing.

Sunday 24

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Daytona 500 Promo at BTU. Free Bud racing pint glass with each pitcher of Bud. Bud racing promo giveaway. No cover.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: The Harmaniac Brothers. Two multi-instrumentalists playing an astounding variety of instruments and styles but always some kind of harmonica in the mix. 8 to 10 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrew.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Mike Doughty. $22.50, $25.
www.iheg.com.

THE MONTAGUE INN, 485 Federal St., Route 63, Montague: Free Pool. 768-7336. Also available on Facebook and
http://themontagueinn.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Florida at 3 p.m. Celtics vs. Portland at 9 p.m. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports Bar. 773-8313.

Films

THE DEAD OF WINTER FILM SERIES: Free Films for the Frozen, presents “Big Deal on Madonna Street” (1958). From a short story by Italo Calvino. Written and directed by Mario Monicelli. “a motley quintet of inept small-time thieves bungle the burglary of a local pawnshop in this Italian farce.” (imbd.com.) 7 p.m. The Montague Bookmill, 440 Greenfield Road Montague, 413-367-9206 Movies shown Sundays through March 3.
www.montaguebookmill.com

THE WENDELL COA FILM SERIES. “Bagdad Cafe.” Wendell Free Library, Wendell. 7 p.m. Bavarian tourist Jasmin (Marianne Sägebrecht) fights with her husband in the Mojave Desert and storms off to a nearby cafe-motel, where she develops a prickly friendship with the owner, Brenda. In time, Jasmin makes a home for herself at the cafe and her friendship with Brenda transforms both of them. This is a story about friendship, pain, love, and humanity.

Music

ARTS BLOCK CAFE, 289 Main St., Cafe Buenos Aires. The Arts Block tells us “Café Buenos Aires will create the atmosphere of a nightclub in the La Boca district of the Argentine capital, with guests seated at cafe tables as Tango dancers step into the spotlight to music by Piazzolla, Pujol, Ginastera, Villa-Lobos, and Hersch.” The concert begins at 3:30 p.m., with an hour-long class-demonstration by Armando Orzuza and Nuria Martinez at 2:30 p.m. The class is open to dancers at all levels and observers. The concert tickets are $20 at the door. The fee for the class-demonstration is $5 with the purchase of a concert ticket, and $20 for the class only. Reservations are recommended. To make a reservation, call 413-634-5716. (Please indicate which performance and whether you are interested in attending or participating in the class-demonstration.) theartsblock.com. See Friday’s listing for that day’s performance.

TUBA CONCERT at UMass. See Saturday’s listing.

Potpourri

HISTORIC DEERFIELD 2013 WINTER LECTURE SERIES. “ Pontiac’s War: Cross Cultural Conflict in America’s Borderlands, 1763-1765.” Opening lecture at 2 p.m. Colin Calloway, “Pontiac’s War and How America Became American.” Deerfield Community Center, 16 Memorial St., Deerfield. Free. The French and Indian War ended with signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763, but this “scratch of a pen” did not bring peace to British North America. In this first of three winter lectures at Historic Deerfield devoted to Pontiac’s War, Calloway will explain how the bloody clashes between Native people, the British army and colonial settlers and militia commonly referred to as Pontiac’s War can in fact be considered the first American war for independence. Calloway is a professor of history and Native American studies at Dartmouth College. The second lecture will take place on March 24, when R. Scott Stephenson, edirector of Collections and Interpretation at the American Revolution Center in Philadelphia will present, “A Legacy of War: Reading the William Cox Powder Horn.” The series will conclude on April 24 with a lecture by Mary Pedley, the adjunct assistant curator of maps, William Clements Library at the University of Michigan, titled, “Mapping Fear: Stoking the Fires of the French and Indian War.”

THE REALLY BIG SHOW with Monte Belmonte, 22nd annual, 2 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St. Northampton. This year, Belmonte from the River becomes our Ed Sullivan in the annual Vaunted Valley Variety Show. Belmonte will introduce some of the best talent in the Valley in Sullivanesque style. If you have never seen Belmonte live on stage you are in for a treat, promoters promise. Past talent includes contortionists, poets, jugglers, opera stars, comedians, child prodigies, animal acts and many other forms of entertainment. General admission, $8 in Advance; $10 at the door. Final in the Four Sundays in February series.
www.northamptonartscouncil.org.

ROTATION BOOK SHOW: A theme, a blank page and a deadline. Kick-off event, 2 to 4 p.m., LOOT found + made, 62 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Organizers tell us that “In August 2011, 12 people signed on for a year-long shared art project. Each month, they each received a book with another participant’s chosen theme, a blank page to work on and a one-month deadline. This show is the resulting work: 12 books, each with its own theme and each containing the work of 12 individuals — artists and writers and teachers and bartenders and more. Kick-off will include food, drink, and the opportunity to be part of a new community art project.

Speakers

“STRANGENESS & HEALING: Experimental art practices in address of trauma and the recovery of historical memory. A lecture by Erik Ehn. 4:30 p.m. Pruyne Lecture Hall, 115 Fayerweather, Amherst College. Experimental playwright and puppeteer Ehn will discuss experimental art practices that use strange or unknowable images and texts to address trauma and recover historical memory, specifically touching on his own work. Free. amherst.edu/go/arts.

Theater

“ALICE IN WONDERLAND” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

Monday 25

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. College Basketball Big Monday on 14 HDTVs. Come watch all the games on 14 HDTVs. 413-773-8313.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Celtics vs. Utah at 9 p.m. Free pool all night in the sports bar. Country music with host Kathy and her candy bowl! Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Monday Madness with Big Dan in the Sports Bar. 773-8313.

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. In the LeVanway Meeting room. For more information, contact Lyons at 772-1544 Ext. 5, www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org. ∎ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. The meeting room will be open Monday through Friday from noon to 2 p.m. for Writer’s Lunch. Self-directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through their lunch. Bring own lunch and beverage. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details.

TILTON LIBRARY, 75 North Main St., South Deerfield. Anne Fadiman, author of “The Spirit Catches You and Then You Fall Down.” 6.30 p.m. Free. 413-665-4683. tiltonlibrary.org

Tuesday 26

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer purchased.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. John Corbett. $20, $25. ∎ 10 p.m. Latin Night. Latin Dance Night. No cover. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs NY Islanders at 7:30 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Trivia at 7 p.m. Open Beer Pong tournament with Stacey starts at 9 p.m. 773-8313.

Dance

BLACK GRACE, New Zealand’s leading contemporary dance company. 8 p.m. ’62 Center’s MainStage, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. Explosive mix of rhythm, spirit and energy. All-male troupe. For ticket information call 597-2425, 62center.williams.edu. Repeats Wednesday.

“WHAT IS DANCE?” a performance for preschoolers with the Lisa Leizman Dance Company. 10:30 a.m. Northampton Center for the Arts, 17 New South St., Northampton. Lively music, colorful costumes and an interactive performance. 45-minute program. Free for children; $5 suggested donation for accompanying adults. 584-7327,
www.nohoarts.org.

Library

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Pre-school Story Hour at 10 a.m. For children 5 and under. Weekly hour of story and craft time with Sally Ahearn. ∎ 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 their lunch Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part of the writer’s lunch. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more information.

Literary

POET MICHAEL TYRELL will read from his work. 8 p.m. Amherst Books, 8 Main St., Amherst. Tyrell is author of the poetry collection “The Wanted.” Refreshments follow. Free.

Wednesday 27

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Trivia with Bar Manager Kara at 7 p.m. Win ski passes and winter gear. Hump Night Karaoke with Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. No cover.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Rd., Wendell: Simon White ­— Acoustic Style. Acoustic Reggae by White and Boo Pearson. 8 to 10:30 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrew.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. the Wood Brothers. $22.50, $25. www.iheg.com.

PEARL STREET BALLROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8 p.m. Murder By Death and Man Man. $15, $18. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. 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.

Dance

BLACK GRACE concludes. See Tuesday’s listing.

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, jokellogg@aol.com.

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. In the LeVanway Meeting Room. For more information, Lyons at 772-1544, ext. 5 ∎ 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 their lunch Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part of the writer’s lunch. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more information. www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org.
∎ Ted Cromack, local author, will read from and discuss his new novel, “The Campus Murders” which concerns a series of murders that take place on a small New England college campus. Copies available for purchase and signing as well as copies of his first novel, “The River Flows.” Free.

Literary

NATASHA LOWE, Deerfield author, will speak to the South Deerfield Women’s Club. 7:15 p.m. South Deerfield Congregational Church, North Main Street, South Deerfield. Lowe’s first middle grade novel “The Power of Poppy Pendle,” was released in 2012 by Simon & Schuster. It is the story of a young girl born with the gift of magical powers whose true aspiration is to be a baker. Lowe will speak on her inspirations for the book, the writing process and future writing projects. Refreshments made using recipes from the book will be served. Books available for sale.

Potpourri

TEDX SHELBURNE FALLS LIVE simulcast of day three of the TED conference: “The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered.” Greenfield Community College, Greenfield. Featuring a lineup of 30 international speakers from various industries presenting in four 105-minute sessions throughout the day. An introduction to TED conferences session will be screened at 10 a.m. before the simulcast for those interested in learning how TED’s initiatives are turning ideas into action. Sessions will feature 7 to 8 live talks apiece between 11:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. No local live speakers will talk, but members of the TEDxShelburneFalls community will be on hand to host. www.facebook.com/TEDxShelburneFalls.. TEDxShelburne Falls contact: Stacy Kontrabecki, 625-9203, stacy@TEDxShelburneFalls.com.

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