Arts & Entertainment calendar: Feb. 28 to March 6

  • THE ROADHOUSE REUNION TOUR, a concert featuring The Spampinato Brothers, Joey and Johnny, who once formed half of the legendary NRBQ; The Commander Cody Band, one of the first American bands to fuse rock ’n’ roll, R & B, western swing and rockabilly and whose hits include “Hot Rod Lincoln” and “Smoke Smoke Smoke (That Cigarette)”; and our very own Ray Mason (pictured). Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Tickets, $39, $32, $24. 584-9032 or online at www.academyofmusictheatre.com.<br/>

    THE ROADHOUSE REUNION TOUR, a concert featuring The Spampinato Brothers, Joey and Johnny, who once formed half of the legendary NRBQ; The Commander Cody Band, one of the first American bands to fuse rock ’n’ roll, R & B, western swing and rockabilly and whose hits include “Hot Rod Lincoln” and “Smoke Smoke Smoke (That Cigarette)”; and our very own Ray Mason (pictured). Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Tickets, $39, $32, $24. 584-9032 or online at www.academyofmusictheatre.com.

  • COFFEE AND POETRY Open Mic at Northfield Coffee and Books, 105 Main St., Northfield. Featured reader will be Verandah Porche, author of “Sudden Eden,” with songs by Patty Carpenter. “These poems are about the investments one makes in life, in its loves and causes, its earth and trees, its human community.” An open mic will follow. Bring a poem and a friend. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. All ages. 624-7119, www.coffeeandbooks.net. <br/>

    COFFEE AND POETRY Open Mic at Northfield Coffee and Books, 105 Main St., Northfield. Featured reader will be Verandah Porche, author of “Sudden Eden,” with songs by Patty Carpenter. “These poems are about the investments one makes in life, in its loves and causes, its earth and trees, its human community.” An open mic will follow. Bring a poem and a friend. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. All ages. 624-7119, www.coffeeandbooks.net.

  • “LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS” presented by Deerfield Academy. 7 p.m. In the Academy’s Large Auditorium, Deerfield. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. The play follows the down-and-out floral assistant, Seymour Krelborn, who, after discovering an otherworldly carnivorous plant, finds himself suddenly thrust into the 1950s limelight of radio, fashion and fortune. Affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies. Appropriate for ages 7 and up. Tickets free, but required for admission. www.deerfield.edu/go/play to reserve tickets. Free parking on campus.<br/>

    “LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS” presented by Deerfield Academy. 7 p.m. In the Academy’s Large Auditorium, Deerfield. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. The play follows the down-and-out floral assistant, Seymour Krelborn, who, after discovering an otherworldly carnivorous plant, finds himself suddenly thrust into the 1950s limelight of radio, fashion and fortune. Affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies. Appropriate for ages 7 and up. Tickets free, but required for admission. www.deerfield.edu/go/play to reserve tickets. Free parking on campus.

  • Friday, March 1: DAN KENNEDY CD RELEASE PARTY for “Intuition” at the Arts Block Cafe, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Featuring Kennedy (piano), Stephen Katz (cello) and Joe Fitzpatrick (drums). While filed under the New Age/Contemporary Instrumental genre, the CD is infused with a healthy dose of rock and jazz, say promoters. For all ages. Handicapped accessible. www.theartsblock.com.<br/>

    Friday, March 1: DAN KENNEDY CD RELEASE PARTY for “Intuition” at the Arts Block Cafe, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Featuring Kennedy (piano), Stephen Katz (cello) and Joe Fitzpatrick (drums). While filed under the New Age/Contemporary Instrumental genre, the CD is infused with a healthy dose of rock and jazz, say promoters. For all ages. Handicapped accessible. www.theartsblock.com.

  • MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.  Ashley Jordan (pictured), Christie Leigh and Joe Young perform an “in-the-round style.” Musicians will be taking turns performing.  Jordan’s voice is described as “sweet and sultry.”  Leigh performs classic sounds like country, rock and blues. Young performs standard pop-folk to soul-searching ballads. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, <br/>info@mochamayas.com.

    MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Ashley Jordan (pictured), Christie Leigh and Joe Young perform an “in-the-round style.” Musicians will be taking turns performing. Jordan’s voice is described as “sweet and sultry.” Leigh performs classic sounds like country, rock and blues. Young performs standard pop-folk to soul-searching ballads. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292,
    info@mochamayas.com.

  • H’ART & SOUL PRESENTS: Christie Leigh, Saturday, 1 to 2 p.m., The Brickhouse, Third Street, Turners Falls. Suggested donation, $10. Children under 17, free. Here is what promoters have to say, “Born in a small New England town, Christie Leigh grew up in a family that encouraged her creativity from a very young age. Christie’s first taste of songwriting came when she started writing funny songs to entertain her younger sister Candice, who is in a wheelchair with cerebral palsy and legally blind.”<br/>

    H’ART & SOUL PRESENTS: Christie Leigh, Saturday, 1 to 2 p.m., The Brickhouse, Third Street, Turners Falls. Suggested donation, $10. Children under 17, free. Here is what promoters have to say, “Born in a small New England town, Christie Leigh grew up in a family that encouraged her creativity from a very young age. Christie’s first taste of songwriting came when she started writing funny songs to entertain her younger sister Candice, who is in a wheelchair with cerebral palsy and legally blind.”

  • CELTIC HEELS IRISH DANCE CO.  Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Sunday, 2 p.m. Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This performance will feature over 70 dancers as well as guest musicians Emerald Rae (a National Scottish Fiddle Champion) and Liz Simmons (a “honey-voiced singer,” say promoters). $12, adults; $10, seniors; $10, children.<br/>

    CELTIC HEELS IRISH DANCE CO. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Sunday, 2 p.m. Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This performance will feature over 70 dancers as well as guest musicians Emerald Rae (a National Scottish Fiddle Champion) and Liz Simmons (a “honey-voiced singer,” say promoters). $12, adults; $10, seniors; $10, children.

  • “THE VALLEY OF THE COSMIC GREEN GIANT,” starring improv theater great David Shepherd as the Cosmic Green Giant. Humorous revues, sing-a-longs and stories will tell how Amherst grew from a sleepy farming town to one of the world’s great centers of sustainability and global warming research. Sunday. There is a 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. show and a 3 to 4:30 p.m. show. There will be opportunities to talk to David and purchase his book “This Movie In Your Head.” John Coster will provide musical interludes, playing some of his own music written for harmonica and guitar. He will also accompany the audience on new renditions of old activist favorites. Jones Library, Amherst Room, Amity Street, Amherst. $15 adults, $5 children under 12, $10 students. Space limited. Call 548-9137 or 548-6373 for seats. Benefits Jones Library.<br/>

    “THE VALLEY OF THE COSMIC GREEN GIANT,” starring improv theater great David Shepherd as the Cosmic Green Giant. Humorous revues, sing-a-longs and stories will tell how Amherst grew from a sleepy farming town to one of the world’s great centers of sustainability and global warming research. Sunday. There is a 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. show and a 3 to 4:30 p.m. show. There will be opportunities to talk to David and purchase his book “This Movie In Your Head.” John Coster will provide musical interludes, playing some of his own music written for harmonica and guitar. He will also accompany the audience on new renditions of old activist favorites. Jones Library, Amherst Room, Amity Street, Amherst. $15 adults, $5 children under 12, $10 students. Space limited. Call 548-9137 or 548-6373 for seats. Benefits Jones Library.

  • GEORGE HOWE COLT, Whately author, will read from his new book, “Brothers: On His Brothers and Brothers in History.” Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Whately Public Library, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. He is the bestselling author of “The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Home,” which was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times Notable Book. In “Brothers,” he reflects on how his four brothers helped shape his own life and also examines the complex relationships between iconic brothers in history. http://authors.simonandschuster.com/George-Howe-Colt. 665-2170.<br/>

    GEORGE HOWE COLT, Whately author, will read from his new book, “Brothers: On His Brothers and Brothers in History.” Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Whately Public Library, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. He is the bestselling author of “The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Home,” which was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times Notable Book. In “Brothers,” he reflects on how his four brothers helped shape his own life and also examines the complex relationships between iconic brothers in history. http://authors.simonandschuster.com/George-Howe-Colt. 665-2170.

  • GREEN RIVER BREW FEST, ninth annual. Ryan & Casey Liquors, 55 Main St., Greenfield. Live music, cigar bar, food vendors, raffle prizes. Entertainment includes singer Vaneese Thomas and Franklin County’s own Uncle Hal’s Crabgrass Band. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. $22 in advance, $25 on festival day. Price includes sampling glass, food coupon, and all the samples you can legally handle. Rain or shine. Must be 21 years or older. Please bring identification. 413- 772-6585. www.ryanandcaseyliquors.com<br/><br/>

    GREEN RIVER BREW FEST, ninth annual. Ryan & Casey Liquors, 55 Main St., Greenfield. Live music, cigar bar, food vendors, raffle prizes. Entertainment includes singer Vaneese Thomas and Franklin County’s own Uncle Hal’s Crabgrass Band. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. $22 in advance, $25 on festival day. Price includes sampling glass, food coupon, and all the samples you can legally handle. Rain or shine. Must be 21 years or older. Please bring identification. 413- 772-6585. www.ryanandcaseyliquors.com

  • THE ROADHOUSE REUNION TOUR, a concert featuring The Spampinato Brothers, Joey and Johnny, who once formed half of the legendary NRBQ; The Commander Cody Band, one of the first American bands to fuse rock ’n’ roll, R & B, western swing and rockabilly and whose hits include “Hot Rod Lincoln” and “Smoke Smoke Smoke (That Cigarette)”; and our very own Ray Mason (pictured). Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Tickets, $39, $32, $24. 584-9032 or online at www.academyofmusictheatre.com.<br/>
  • COFFEE AND POETRY Open Mic at Northfield Coffee and Books, 105 Main St., Northfield. Featured reader will be Verandah Porche, author of “Sudden Eden,” with songs by Patty Carpenter. “These poems are about the investments one makes in life, in its loves and causes, its earth and trees, its human community.” An open mic will follow. Bring a poem and a friend. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. All ages. 624-7119, www.coffeeandbooks.net. <br/>
  • “LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS” presented by Deerfield Academy. 7 p.m. In the Academy’s Large Auditorium, Deerfield. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. The play follows the down-and-out floral assistant, Seymour Krelborn, who, after discovering an otherworldly carnivorous plant, finds himself suddenly thrust into the 1950s limelight of radio, fashion and fortune. Affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies. Appropriate for ages 7 and up. Tickets free, but required for admission. www.deerfield.edu/go/play to reserve tickets. Free parking on campus.<br/>
  • Friday, March 1: DAN KENNEDY CD RELEASE PARTY for “Intuition” at the Arts Block Cafe, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Featuring Kennedy (piano), Stephen Katz (cello) and Joe Fitzpatrick (drums). While filed under the New Age/Contemporary Instrumental genre, the CD is infused with a healthy dose of rock and jazz, say promoters. For all ages. Handicapped accessible. www.theartsblock.com.<br/>
  • MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.  Ashley Jordan (pictured), Christie Leigh and Joe Young perform an “in-the-round style.” Musicians will be taking turns performing.  Jordan’s voice is described as “sweet and sultry.”  Leigh performs classic sounds like country, rock and blues. Young performs standard pop-folk to soul-searching ballads. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, <br/>info@mochamayas.com.
  • H’ART & SOUL PRESENTS: Christie Leigh, Saturday, 1 to 2 p.m., The Brickhouse, Third Street, Turners Falls. Suggested donation, $10. Children under 17, free. Here is what promoters have to say, “Born in a small New England town, Christie Leigh grew up in a family that encouraged her creativity from a very young age. Christie’s first taste of songwriting came when she started writing funny songs to entertain her younger sister Candice, who is in a wheelchair with cerebral palsy and legally blind.”<br/>
  • CELTIC HEELS IRISH DANCE CO.  Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Sunday, 2 p.m. Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This performance will feature over 70 dancers as well as guest musicians Emerald Rae (a National Scottish Fiddle Champion) and Liz Simmons (a “honey-voiced singer,” say promoters). $12, adults; $10, seniors; $10, children.<br/>
  • “THE VALLEY OF THE COSMIC GREEN GIANT,” starring improv theater great David Shepherd as the Cosmic Green Giant. Humorous revues, sing-a-longs and stories will tell how Amherst grew from a sleepy farming town to one of the world’s great centers of sustainability and global warming research. Sunday. There is a 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. show and a 3 to 4:30 p.m. show. There will be opportunities to talk to David and purchase his book “This Movie In Your Head.” John Coster will provide musical interludes, playing some of his own music written for harmonica and guitar. He will also accompany the audience on new renditions of old activist favorites. Jones Library, Amherst Room, Amity Street, Amherst. $15 adults, $5 children under 12, $10 students. Space limited. Call 548-9137 or 548-6373 for seats. Benefits Jones Library.<br/>
  • GEORGE HOWE COLT, Whately author, will read from his new book, “Brothers: On His Brothers and Brothers in History.” Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Whately Public Library, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. He is the bestselling author of “The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Home,” which was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times Notable Book. In “Brothers,” he reflects on how his four brothers helped shape his own life and also examines the complex relationships between iconic brothers in history. http://authors.simonandschuster.com/George-Howe-Colt. 665-2170.<br/>
  • GREEN RIVER BREW FEST, ninth annual. Ryan & Casey Liquors, 55 Main St., Greenfield. Live music, cigar bar, food vendors, raffle prizes. Entertainment includes singer Vaneese Thomas and Franklin County’s own Uncle Hal’s Crabgrass Band. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. $22 in advance, $25 on festival day. Price includes sampling glass, food coupon, and all the samples you can legally handle. Rain or shine. Must be 21 years or older. Please bring identification. 413- 772-6585. www.ryanandcaseyliquors.com<br/><br/>

Thursday 28

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. Shawn Mullins. Chuck Cannon opens. $17.50, $20.
www.iheg.com.

DEJA BREW, 57A LOCKES VILLAGE ROAD, Wendell: Blue Pearl. Blues/jazz. 8 to 10 p.m.
978-544-2739, www.dejabrew.com.

LUTHIER’S CO-OP, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton: Thursday Night With Friends jazz series with Bok Choy Trio featuring Michele Feldheim, pianist/composer, Dave Christopolis, bassist, and Bruce Kelley, drummer. 8:30 to 10 p.m. No cover; donations encouraged.

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. Ottawa at 7 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.

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.

Literary

COFFEE AND POETRY Open Mic at Northfield Coffee and Books, 105 Main St., Northfield. Featured reader will be Verandah Porche, author of “Sudden Eden,” with songs by Patty Carpenter. “These poems are about the investments one makes in life, in its loves and causes, its earth and trees, its human community.” An open mic will follow. Bring a poem and a friend. 7:30 p.m. All ages. 624-7119, www.coffeeandbooks.net.

Music

THE THIRD STRING TRIO will perform at Esselon Cafe,
99 Russell St., Hadley. 6 to 8 p.m. Peter Barnes on guitar, Aldo Fabrizi on mandolins, and Karen Axelrod on accordion. Repertoire includes musettes of France, Tangos from Argentina, Waltzes of Central and South America, folk songs of Italy and country dances of the British Isles.

JAZZ SHOWCASE spotlighting the music of Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. 8 p.m. Bowker Auditorium, UMass, Amherst. Featuring Jazz ensemble I, Chapel Jazz, Jazz Lab, Vocal Jazz and Chamber Jazz Ensembles. Tickets $3 UMass students, $5 other students, seniors and children under 18; $10 general public. 545-2511,
fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.

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.

PIERRE BENSUSAN, French-Algerian acoustic guitarist, singer and composer, an eloquent and diverse world musician. 7:30 p.m. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. $18 students and seniors, $20 general. For reservations, call 802-254-9276. See Joseph Marcello’s Encores & Curtain Calls, Page D5.

THE WAGON WHEEL RESTAURANT, 39 French King Highway, Route 2, Gill: All acoustic music evening. 7 to 9 p.m. “Live at the Wheel” will showcase four to six performances with different artists. Performing will be Doug Johnson, a performer with 15 years experience who calls his music American country with “heart and soul.” If response to this new music series is good, performances will continue into May. Food, dessert, beer and wine available. No cover. Anyone interested in performing, contact Mike Slahetka at 774-3611, mike@shakinallover-info.

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.

Theater

e_SDLqLITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS” presented by Deerfield Academy. 7 p.m. In the Academy’s Large Auditorium, Deerfield. Continues Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. The play follows the down-and-out floral assistant, Seymour Krelborn, who, after discovering an otherworldly carnivorous plant, finds himself suddenly thrust into the 1950s limelight of radio, fashion and fortune. Affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies. Appropriate for ages 7 and up. Tickets free, but required for admission. www.deerfield.edu/go/play to reserve tickets. Free parking on campus.

“MACBETH” presented by Academy at Charlemont, Route 2, Charlemont. 7 p.m. Continues Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. $10 adults, $7 students, 12 and under free. Saturday matinee, free for all. For reservations, call 339-4912 or go to
www.charlemont.org.

“THE TEMPEST,” a Shakespearean romantic comedy presented by Keene State Theatre and Dance. 7:30 p.m. Main Theatre of the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College, Keene, N.H. Repeats Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10 adults, $8 seniors and youth, $6 Keene State students. For tickets, call the Box Office at 603-358-2168.

Friday 1

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Dirty Johnny Karaoke in the Sports Bar from 9 p.m. until Midnight followed by Dancing in The Extra Point Nightclub at 10 p.m. with DJ J-ill. No cover.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: The Equalites. Reggae fantastico! 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.
978-2739, www.dejabrew.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Cowboy Junkies. $45. ∎ 10 p.m. Elephant Revival. Mike and Ruthy opens. $12, $14. 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.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Celtics vs. Golden State at 7:30 p.m. Friday night madness with Big Dan in the sports bar. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: The Mocha Maya-thon benefit show. Original event had to be rescheduled due to winter storm Nemo. Performing will be the Lonesome Brothers, Brook Batteau and Robin Lane. Admission is free, but do bring some cash to spend. 8 p.m. 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.

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., Greenfield. Dan Kennedy CD Release Party. 8 p.m. the concert will feature area musicians Kennedy, piano, Stephen Katz, cello and Joe Fitzpatrick, drums. Manfred Melcher, area guitarist, will perform an opening set. Titled “Intuition,” the album being released was recorded and produced by Grammy Award winner Corin Nelson. While filed under the “contemporary instrumental” genre, “Intuition” is infused with a healthy dose of rock and jazz. $10, $7 advance at www.theartsblock.com. This event had to be rescheduled due to winter storm Nemo.

CALVIN THEATER, 19 King St., Northampton: the Indigo Girls in concert. The Shadowboxers open. $25, $35, $45. www.iheg.com.

Potpourri

ARTSPACE’S ANNUAL POTTERY AND MORE SECONDS SALE at Greenfield High School, 1 Lenox Ave., Greenfield. 6 to 9 p.m. Savings on original, hand-crafted pottery, glass, wood products, jewelry and more. Free parking. Continues Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drawing for door prizes Saturday at 1:45 p.m. Must be present to win. 772-6811,
www.franklyarts.com.

Theater

“LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“MACBETH” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“ROPE” by Alfred Hitchcock presented by Ja’Duke Blackbox Theater, 110 Industrial Blvd., Turners Falls. 8 p.m. Continues Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. In this tense, suspenseful, dark and darkly comedic play, two undergraduates plot and execute the murder of an innocent classmate as an exercise in intellectual superiority. Highly physical, energetic production directed by Rod Hart, local theater artist, and produced by Nick Waynelovich. Tickets $12 adults, $10 12 and under and 65 and older. Reservations: 863-9901 or purchase tickets at www.jaduke.com.

“THE TEMPEST” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

Saturday 2

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: Live Music in the Sports Bar with Colin Boutwell from 8 to 11 p.m .followed by Dancing in The Extra Point Nightclub at 10 p.m. with DJ MIA. 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: Steve Kurtz Jazz Quartet. All that Jazz! 9 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-2739,
www.dejabrew.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Ellis Paul Band. Jamie Kent opens. $17.50, $20.
∎ 10 p.m. LexDeluxe. $10, $13. 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.

PEARL STREET BALLROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8:30 p.m. Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls. The Sidekicks opens. $20. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Bruins vs. Tampa Bay at 1 p.m. DJ Let’s Dance Entertainment in the Sports Bar and 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: 7:30 p.m. Ashley Jordan, Christie Leigh and Joe Young perform an “in-the-round style.” Musicians will be taking turns performing. Jordan’s voice is described as “sweet and sultry.” Leigh performs classic sounds like country, rock and blues. Young performs standard pop-folk to soul-searching ballads. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292,
info@mochamayas.com.

QUABBIN’S GOT TALENT! Showcase of local talent at the Quabbin’s got Talent” Coffee House, First Congregational Parish, Unitarian in Petersham. 6:30 p.m. Cash and other prizes awarded. Talent, judges, a crew and donations needed. For more information contact Genevieve Fraser at 978-544-1872 or frasergenevieve@gmail.com.

Dance

FIRST SATURDAY ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Munson Library, 1046 South East St., South Amherst. Beginners welcome. Bring clean, soft soled shoes. Doug Creighton on flute and squeezebox. Pat MacPherson on piano and an open band accompaniment. For more information, contact Mary Jones at 863-3165. Information and directions at
www.amherstecd.org.

MONADNOCK-TRI-STATE DANCE, Champaign Jam,
7 to 11 p.m., Elmm Hall, Durkee Street, Winchester, N.H.

Music

AMHERST COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC presents Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” performed by the Amherst College Choral Society and Amherst Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. Tickets $10 general public, $5 seniors and children 12 and under; free for Five College students with ID. Tickets are required and seating is assigned. For reservations, call 542-2195 or email concerts@amherst.edu.

“THE ARMIDA PROJECT,” an evening of Baroque opera by Igor Konyukhov. 8 p.m. Academy of Music Theater, 274 Main St., Northampton. A new two-act opera inspired by the character of Armida and created by director/choreographer Igor Konyukhov. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Adults $25, $20 and $18; students $18; children under 12 $10. Tickets online at academyofmusictheatre.tix.com.

CALVIN THEATER, 19 King St., Northampton: The Saw Doctors in concert. $28.50.
www.iheg.com.

MARDI GRAS PARTY, The Arts Block, Main Street, Greenfield. Samirah Evans and her Handsome Devils will be joined by special guests vocalists Becca Byram and Evelyn Harris and guitarist John Sheldon at the Arts Block,
289 Main St., Greenfield at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 and available at www.theartsblock.com, $15 at the door. All tickets for the postponed Feb. 9 show will be honored. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column, Page D4.

ONI BUCHANAN, pianist, performs “Looking Glass Music: Reflection & Resonance.” 7:30 p.m. Immanuel Episcopal Church, “The Stone Church on the Hill,” 20 Church St., Bellows Falls, Vt. $17 adults, $13 seniors and children under 12 in advance; $20, $15 at the door. Tickets available at Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls, Toadstool Bookshop, Keene, N.H., Brattleboro Books, Brattleboro, Vt. www.brattleborotix.com or at the door. For more information or directrions: 802-463-3100, www.stonechurcharts.org.

SONG & STORY SWAP at the Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst will feature John Coster, singer-songwriter and harmonica wizard. 7 p.m. His shows combine songs and stories with dance hall harmonica pieces reminiscent of music played in Quebec and the Canadian Maritimes but modern in sound and approach. People of all ages gather to share stories and songs that are traditional, newly written or of personal experiences. Free. www.nacul.com.

THE TALICH STRING QUARTET, one of the finest ensembles in Czech classical music, in concert 8 p.m. Sweeney Concert Hall, Smith College, Northampton. “Concert Conversations” with Quartet members speaking with WFCR’s John Montanari, will precede the performance at 7 p.m. in Earle Recital Hall. The Talich’s colorful program, with works from Spain, France and Norway, will showcase the quartet’s superb musical range and virtuosity. Part of the Music In Deerfield Series. $28 adults, $5 students under 18, $10 accompanying adults and students 18 and over. At the door: $32, $5, $10. For tickets: 774-4200 or www.musicindeerfield.org.

UMASS-AMHERST WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT. 4 p.m. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass-Amherst. Soloist Thomas Giampietro, drum set. Concert repertoire: “Uprising,” written for drum set and wind ensemble. $3 UMass students; $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general public; free for UMass music majors and minors. 545-2511,
fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.

Potpourri

AMHERST FOUNDERS DAY CELEBRATION. 2 p.m. Parish Hall, Grace Church, 18 Boltwood Ave., Amherst. Refreshments. Free.

BILL COSBY performs a benefit concert in support of New England Public Radio’s 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign.
8 p.m. Springfield Symphony Hall, Springfield. Tickets $37.50, $47.50, $57.50 and $75. All proceeds benefit the programs and services of WFCR and all-news WNNZ. For tickets call the box office at 788-7033 or at ticketmaster.com using the link: www.ticketmaster.com.

CIRCUS SPECTACULAR: 1 p.m. Latchis Theater, Brattleboro, Vt. New England Center for Circus Arts features guests from Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros., Cirque Eloize and Cirque Le Masque alongside professional performers from the school. High-flying trapeze, aerial skills, partner balancing, juggling, comedy and more. Tickets $10 to $50. 802-254-9780, www.necenterforcircusarts.org.

RAG HILL FARM TRUNK SHOW: Metaphor Yarns, 623 Mohawk Trail, Shelburne. 1 to
3 p.m. Join Jennifer Kapitulik for Fiber Art with a Function. The hand-spun, hand-dyed yarns she creates with her family are works of art. She also sells project bags suitable for men and women, re-sewn from woolen vests and other materials. Refreshments. Free. 625-9191, www.metaphoryarns.com.

Theater

“LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS” Concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

“MACBETH” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

“ROPE” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS” presented Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Amherst Regional Middle School, 170 Chestnut St., Amherst. The original musical production is part of the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s unique international touring project and is presented locally by ALSCT. Tickets $12 adults, $10 children and seniors. Tickets at the door. For more information, call Susan Raker at 461-6722.

“THE TEMPEST” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

Sunday 3

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. College Basketball, NBA, NHL, PGA and NASCAR on 14 HDTVs.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Katie Sachs. Jazz-finluenced indie rock. 8 to 10 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrew.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. The Sweet Remains and Will Evans of Barefoot Truth. $12.50, $15. 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. Montreal at 7:30 p.m. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports Bar. 773-8313.

Dance

CELTIC HEELS IRISH DANCE CO. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. 2 p.m. Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This performance will feature over 70 dancers as well as guest musicians Emerald Rae (a National Scottish Fiddle Champion) and Liz Simmons (a “honey-voiced singer,” say promoters). $12, adults; $10, seniors; $10, children.

Films

THE DEAD OF WINTER FILM SERIES: Free Films for the Frozen, presents “ Play It Again, Sam.” (1972). Screenplay by Woody Allen, based on his play. A Woody Allen classic. 7 p.m. The Montague Bookmill, 440 Greenfield Road Montague, 413-367-9206. Final movie of the season.
www.montaguebookmill.com

Literary

STOP, LOOK, LISTEN: Activist poets speak their words for and with Serious Play! 7:30 p.m. APE Gallery, 126 Main St., Northampton. Today only: Doug Anderson, Christian Drake and Martin Espada. Also Arjuna Greist, Julissa Rodriguez, Kalis Smith and Nicole Young. $20. For reservations call 320-3147 or seriousplaytheatre@gmail.com. Winter fundraiser. Continues Monday.

Music

CELTIC WOMAN, enchanting musical ensemble, in concert. 4 p.m. Mullins Center, 200 Commonwealth Ave., Amherst. Tickets $41, $61, $101. For tickets, call the Box Office at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

ZYDECO CONNECTION performs at the Holyoke Winter Carnival spaghetti dinner. 4 to 7:30 p.m. Holyoke Elks Lodge, 250 Whitney Ave., Holyoke. $8 includes dinner and dance. Music begins at 4:30 p.m. Large wooden dance floor. Louisiana zydeco music is upbeat, infectious and totally danceable. Lil’ Cyn on accordion, Eileen Almeida on vocals and rubboard, Mike Rose on drums, Dave Leblanc on bass and Bob Roser on guitar. Check Zydeco Connection Facebook page and at www.myspace.com/zydecoconnection.

Potpourri

“THE VALLEY OF THE COSMIC GREEN GIANT,” starring improv theater great David Shepherd as the Cosmic Green Giant. Humorous revues, sing-a-longs and stories will tell how Amherst grew from a sleepy farming town to one of the world’s great centers of sustainability and global warming research. There is a 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. show and a 3 to 4:30 p.m. show. There will be opportunities to talk to David and purchase his book “This Movie In Your Head.” John Coster will provide musical interludes, playing some of his own music written for harmonica and guitar. He will also accompany the audience on new renditions of old activist favorites. Jones Library, Amherst Room, Amity Street, Amherst. $15 adults, $5 children under 12, $10 students. Space limited. Call 548-9137 or 548-6373 for seats. Benefits Jones Library.

Theater

“ROPE” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

Monday 4

Clubs

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

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Wishbone Ash. $20, $25. www.iheg.com.

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

Literary

STOP, LOOK, LISTEN concludes. See Sunday’s listing.

Potpourri

SOUP AND GAMES NIGHT at Hope & Olive in Greenfield. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free buffet of soups and breads. Grab a drink from the bar and sit down with friends to play games and chat. Those who wish can make a donation to the Children’s Programs at the Montague Libraries by adding to the donation jar, buying baked goods and refreshments or trying their luck at a coffee can raffle. Raffle prizes include gift certificates to area restaurants and businesses. The night’s proceeds will fund the following library programs: the Hands-on Science Program, Movement with Tom Carroll and Laurie Davidson and a bilingual children’s concert with Mr. G on May 4 in Peskeompskut Park. For more information, to donate or volunteer, contact Linda Hickman at 863-3214. Donations can also be mailed to the Montague Public Libraries, 201 Avenue A, Turners Falls MA 01376.

Tuesday 5

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. Aaron Carter. Justin Levinson opens. $20, $25.∎ 10 p.m. Latin Night. Latin Dance Night. No cover. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Celtics vs. Philadelphia at 7 p.m. Bruins vs. Washington at 7 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.

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

GEORGE HOWE COLT, Whately author, will read from his new book, “Brothers: On His Brothers and Brothers in History.” 6:30 p.m. Whately Public Library, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. He is the bestselling author of “The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Home,” which was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times Notable Book. In “Brothers,” he reflects on how his four brothers helped shape his own life and also examines the complex relationships between iconic brothers in history. http://authors.simonandschuster.com/George-Howe-Colt. 665-2170.

WRITERS NIGHT OUT: Straw Dog Writers Guild. 7 to 9 p.m. The Elevens, 140 Pleasant St., Northampton. Open mike followed by time to visit and learn what’s happening in the writing world. Information: Jacqueline Sheehan. 582-0661.

Music

UMASS AMHERST SYMPHONY BAND presents “Evening Music.” 8 p.m. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass, Amherst. “Evening Music” by Libby Larsen, Augusta Reed Thomas, Jayce Ogren, Timothy Mahr and Bob Margolis. Tickets $3 UMass students, $5 other students, seniors, children under 18, $10 general public. 545-2511,
fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.

Speakers

GLENN GREENWALD, author and Guardian columnist will speak on “Endless War, Radical Presidential Power, and a Rotted Political Culture.” 5:30 p.m. Hampshire College in Franklin Patterson Hall (Main Lecture Hall. Greenwald will speak briefly and then participate in a roundtable conversation moderated by philosophy and political theory professor Falguni A. Sheth. Free.

GCC SENIOR SYMPOSIA, Main Street, Greenfield. MacArthur Foundation recipient John Bonifaz will present “We the People or We the Corporations?” Bonifaz has waged voting rights battles in the U.S. for nearly two decades. He is co-founder and executive director of Free Speech For People and was founder and director of the National Voting Rights Institute. $10. Financial assistance available. To register, call 775-1661.

Wednesday 6

Clubs

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

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Marcia Ball, singer/pianist. $25, $30.www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Celtics vs. Indiana at 7 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.

Dance

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. ∎ Kids’ Reading Club. 4 to 5 p.m. Led by Rachel Roberts. For children ages 8 to 12. Books can be read-aloud to a participating child or read independently by child. Each class meeting will have a book discussion, fun project based on something from the featured book, and book summary project. Free; no registration required. This month’s featured book is Natasha Lowe’s “The Power of Poppy Pendle.” For more information, contact Kay Lyons at 772-1544 Ext. 5.
Music

OPUS ONE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, a student and faculty ensemble, in concert. 8:15 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass, Amherst. Music by Corelli, Grieg and Janacek. Tickets $3 UMass students, $5 other students, seniors, children under 18, $10 general public. 545-2511, fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.

Potpourri

WINE AND MICRO BREW TASTING at Chandler’s Restaurant, Routes 5 & 10, South Deerfield. 6 to 8 p.m. Benefit Tilton Library of Deerfield. Includes more than 60 different wines from around the world; a sampling of local microbrews; and appetizers from Chandler’s award-winning menu. Tickets $20 per person in advance; $25 at the door. Tickets available at Tilton Library, 75 North Main St., South Deerfield or South Deerfield Spirit Shoppe. www.tiltonlibrary.org.

Speakers

JOHN STAUFFER, Harvard professor and Civil War scholar, will look at the often similar lives of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. His talk, “Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.” 7 p.m. Brooks Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series. Free.

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