Arts & Entertainment Calendar: April 11 through April 17
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Open Mic Night hosted by Dan, Kip and Schultzy from Curly Fingers Dupree from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. No cover. 413-863-2882.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: The Roosters. Classic rock dance music by Bruce Scofield and Mark Feller. 8 to 10:30 p.m.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Mike Nesmith. $50, $55. www.iheg.com.
PEARL STREET BALLROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime. Shantyman, The Speakeasies, The HeadBand and Spiritual Rez opens. $18, $20. www.iheg.com.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Baltimore at 7 p.m. Bruins vs. New York Islanders 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.
PIONEER VALLEY PERFORMING Arts Charter Public School presents The Catalyst Dance Co. in “Dancing in the Eye of the Storm.” 7 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Celebrating 15 years of dance at PVPA under the artistic direction of Jennifer Polins. Advanced tickets $12 general, $10 seniors and military, $6 students and children under 12. At the door: $14 general, $12 seniors and military, $8 students and children under 12. For reservations, call 584-9032 ext. 105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Repeats Friday.
UMASS PRESENTS Emerging Choreographers Series, a choreographic exposition of dance works by nine UMass dance majors. 8 p.m. Hampshire College Dance Studio Theatre, Amherst. $10 general, $5 students/seniors. For reservations, call 545-2511, www.fac.umass.edu. Repeats Friday and Saturday.
SECOND THURSDAY MOSTLY WALTZ, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mostly waltzes, with some other couple dances. No partner needed. No workshop this week to permit more time dancing. $10.
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.
“MARY’S MOSAIC” book presentation by Peter Janney. 7 p.m. Frances Crowe community room, 60 Masonic St., Northampton. Investigation of JFK mistress’ murder leads author to the CIA and his own father.
“UNBUTTONED, An Evening of Spoken Word” presented by Easthampton City Arts+. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Luthier’s Co-Op, 108 Cottage St. Featuring poet Lori Desrosiers. Free. 527-8278, www.easthamptoncityarts.com.
BOK CHOY TRIO featuring pianist/composer Michele Feldheim will be joined by bassist Dave Christopolis, and drummer Bruce Kelley in its “Thursday Nights With Friends” jazz series. 8:30 to 10 p.m. The Luthier’s Co-Op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. No cover; donations encouraged. Final in the series.
CALVIN THEATER, 19 King St., Northampton: The Mavericks in concert. Country-steeped garage band with a Cuban American leader singer. Seth Walker opens. 8 p.m. $39.50, $29.50. www.iheg.com.
KEVIN PARRY hosts Open Mic every Thursday 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.
HISTORIC DEERFIELD presents a course on antique maps, “Cartographic Encounters: Exploring the Nature of Early Maps.” 7 to 8:30 p.m. In the Bartels Seminar Room of the Flynt Center of Early New England Life at Historic Deerfield. Three consecutive Thursdays in April beginning today. Today’s topic: “Introduction to the History of Maps and Mapmaking.” Contact Julie Orvis at 775-7179, email@example.com.
“MUSIC & MOVEMENT at Montague Center Library, Montague Center. 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 March through June.
NELCWIT’S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION at the dining commons at Greenfield Community College. 5 to
7 p.m. Featured speaker will be Sandy Staub of the ACLU Foundation of Connecticut, a long-time NELCWIT supporter and advocate for survivors. The program will also feature music by Co-op Jazz and Amandla, words of hope from a survivor, Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan and GCC President Bob Pura will speak about the White Ribbon Campaign. Hors d’ oeuvres and cash bar. For more information or reservations, call 772-0871 Ext. 116. Postponed from March 7. Part of NELCWIT’s observance of Sexual Assault Awareness month. See the calendar listings and www.nelcwit.org for what else is planned.
“WHERE I LIVE” community art project exhibit and downtown night out in Downtown Turners Falls. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Turners Falls RiverCulture presents a showing of 4-x-6-inch cards created by community members. Submissions will be on display at a reception in the Colle Opera House, 85 Avenue A. Participating downtown establishments will be open late with related events or specials. Nearly 200 postcards were created. Participating businesses include: Loot, 62 Avenue A: “We Live in the Patch,” an exhibit, and make your own cards from vintage clothing patches. Nina’s Nook, 125 Avenue A, 013.76 percent off sale and 3 for $5 on all Turners Falls cards. Interactive panorama painting project. MCTV, 85 Avenue A: Tell your story. Madison Avenue, 102 Avenue A, “We Live In the Past,” store opening with vintage articles and collectibles. Max Armen Open Studios, 36 Third St. Karma Salon, 131 Avenue A, “I Live in Front of the Mirror,” display of postcards created by their customers with a hairstyle theme. Gary’s Coins and Antiques, 115 Avenue A, old currency from Crocker Savings Bank and Old Franklin County. Burrito Rojo, 50 Third St., special Down Home Roots Burrito. Jakes Tavern, 66 Avenue A, kids eat free with one meal purchasing adult. Black Cow Burger, 125 Avenue A, special Powertown Burger with fries and beer for $14. Between the Uprights, 23 Avenue A, open mic with Curly Fingers Dupree from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
VALLEY LIGHT OPERA presents “Trial by Jury,” a Gilbert and Sullivan’s acclaimed satire on Victorian manners and morals. Also a selection of classic excerpts from the pens of Gilbert and Sullivan. Amherst Regional Middle School, 170 Chestnut St., Amherst. 7:30 p.m. $10 adults, $3 students. Repeats Saturday at New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Friday Night Karaoke hosted by Dirty Johnny from 9 p.m. to midnight plus games on 14 HDTVs. No cover. 413-863-2882.
EXTRA POINT NIGHTCLUB (located next to Between The Uprights), 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Top 40, dance and hip-hop music spun by DJ J-ill from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. No cover. 413-863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Johnny A. $17.50, $20. ∎ 10 p.m. JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound. Dukes County Love Affair opens. $10, $13. ww.iheg.com.
THE MONTAGUE INN,
485 Federal St., Route 63, Montague: TNT KARAOKE with Dj Steve. 830-1230. Information also available on Facebook and http://themontagueinn.com.
PEARL STREET CLUBROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8:30 p.m. G-Eazy. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com.
ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls. Card Night, Pitch & Scat, 8 p.m. 413-659 3384.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay at 7 p.m. Celtics vs. Miami at 7:30 p.m. Friday night madness with Big Dan in the sports bar. Bud Light Night. Prizes and giveaways. Watch 11 50 inch HDTVs. 773-8313.
GREAT FALLS COFFEEHOUSE, Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 7 p.m. Zydeco Connection performs Louisiana style blues, boogie-woogie, two step and waltzes. Lil Cyn (Cynthia Rose) on accordion mixes it up with Eileen Almeida on lead vocals and rubboard (washboard), Michael Rose on drums, Bob Rosser on guitar and David LeBlanc on bass and vocals. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Coffee and homemade goods available. The museum and museum store are open during intermission. Suggested sliding scale donation $6 to $12, free for children. Wheelchair accessible. 863-3221.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Andres Wilson and Asia Mei. 8:30 p.m. Northampton-based songwriter Wilson performs often darkly poetic and always genre-bending, say promoters. When pianist and singer-songwriter Mei takes the stage, her smiley offstage personality gives way to an intense performer and melancholy songwriter who leaves audiences moved, say promoters. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
PVPA’S CATALYST DANCE COMPANY’S “Dancing in the Eye of the Storm” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.
SECOND FRIDAY CONTRADANCE, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 8 to 11:30 p.m. The band includes or is at least organized by David Kaynor (fiddle, guitar, frequent caller), Peter Siegel (guitar/mandolin), and Stuart Kenney (bass/banjo). There are typically hired guests and sit-ins are welcome. $10 donation suggested; barter welcome. www.guidingstargrange.org.
“WE ARE HERE” Mount Holyoke College student choreographed concert. 8 p.m. MHC Dance Studio Theater, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley. $3 students, $5 general admission. Repeats Saturday.
UMASS EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHERS SERIES performance continues. See Thursday’s listing.
POTHOLE PICTURES at Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, presents “Dirty Dancing.” (1987) Nostalgic rendering of a magical coming-of-age summer in a Catskills resort as an awkward teenager (Jennifer Grey) suddenly has to fill in as the partner for the dangerous, sexy dance instructor (Patrick Swayze). 7:30 p.m. Small Change, acoustic swing and other things perform at 7. Repeats Saturday at 8:45 p.m. On Saturday, Shakin’ All Over performs rock hits from the 1950s and 1960s at 8 p.m. Saturday’s show co-sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival.
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. ∎ Open for Business. 2 p.m. Telecommuters and local business people looking for reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace are invited to the library’s LeVanway Meeting room Mondays and Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. Access to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work.
SHUTESBURY READING STREAK CELEBRATION: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Shutesbury Elementary School Join those who successfully completed the Shutesbury Reading Streak — 2013. Refreshments served. Sponsored by Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library, Union 28 Community Network for Children and Shutesbury Elementary School Library.
ANAIS MITCHEL, contemporary folk singer-songwriter and her collaborator Jefferson Hamer, plus Eamon O’Leary, Irish singer/multi-instrumentalist in concert. 7 and 9 p.m. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, Brattleboro, Vt. $18 general, $16 students and seniors. For ticket reservations and information, call 802-254-9276, www.hookerdunham.org.
FIVE COLLEGE WEST AFRICAN DRUM ENSEMBLES in concert at Mount Holyoke College, McCulloch Auditorium, South Hadley. 7 p.m. Free.
JOHN WESLEY HARDING AND ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER in concert. 7 p.m. The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. $20. 665-4036, www.parlorroommusic.com.
VERMONT JAZZ CENTER in the Cotton Mill Building, Brattleboro, Vt. hosts a celebration of life for the late Kamil Jumaane Nashoba Rune Middleton Burrows, 3, of Brattleboro, and to help support the family. Doors open at 5 p.m. Drumming led by Jason Grimes, music by Red Heart the Ticker and Luz Elena. Dancing, food, silent auction. $10 per person, $25 for a family. Snacks available, but feel free to bring a dish to share. No alcoholic beverages permitted. For more information, contact Mariam Diablo at 802-275-6069, email@example.com, or Hannah Neff at 802-380-1965 or firstname.lastname@example.org..
ARTISANS SHOWCASE presented by the Recover Project. 2:30 to 5 p.m. 1 Osgood St., Greenfield. Free. Family friendly, drug- and alcohol-free vent. Coffee and light refreshments available.
RESTORATIVE YOGA at Community Yoga and Wellness Center, 16 Federal St., 2nd floor, Greenfield. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. DeDe Boyd and Barbara Polowy will guide students in active relaxation using simple yoga props to support the body in a series of back bends, twists and inverted postures to cultivate profound rest and deep relaxation. All levels welcome. $15. To register call 774-4700 or email email@example.com, www.community-yoga.com.
“ALMOST, MAINE” presented by Greenfield Community College. 8 p.m. Repeats Saturday and April 19 and 20 at 8 p.m., and 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and April 20. Join 19 characters of the fictional town, Almost, Maine, in their hazardous search and understanding of love. $5 suggested donation. For more information: web.gcc.mass.edu/theater/.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: Live music from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. with Curly Fingers Dupree plus games on 14 HDTVs. No cover. 413-863-2882
THE CUE BAR, 747 Putney Road, Brattleboro, Vt., DJ Tom Mayo, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Free pool tables all night. Menu until midnight. Every Saturday, 802-579-1785.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Doug Hewitt Group. Classic rock dance party. 9 to 11:30 p.m.. http://dejabrewpub.com/
EXTRA POINT NIGHTCLUB (located next to Between The Uprights), 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Top 40, dance and hip-hop music spun by DJ MIA from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. No cover. 413-863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Bobby Long. Michael Bernard Fitzgerald opens. $12.50, $15.. ∎ 10 p.m. Sophistafunk. BootyStank opens. $8, $10. www.iheg.com.
THE MANHAN CAFE, 88 Cottage St., Easthampton: Linda O’Neill, Orlen and Gabriel and Lisa Martin. 6 to 8 p.m.
THE MONTAGUE INN, 485 Federal St. (Route 63), Montague: Moss Hollow returns. $5 cover. 830-1230. http://themontagueinn.com.
PEARL STREET BALLROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: Ra Ra Riot and Miagres. 9 p.m. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Masters of the Groovaverse. Jam. 9:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls. Card Night, Pitch & Scat, 8 p.m. 413-659 3384.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay at 1 p.m. Bruins vs. Carolina at 7 p.m. Celtics vs. Orlando at 7 p.m. DJ Let’s Dance Entertainment in the Sports Bar & Disco hosted by Meghan. Saturday night madness with Kathy and Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.
THE UNI COFFEEHOUSE CONCERT SERIES presents Magical Strings duo, Celtic harp and hammered dulcimer. 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Society Meetinghouse, 245 Porter Lake Drive, Springfield. $15 at the door. For information and reservations, 562-3990, uNiCoffeehouse.org.
CONTRA DANCE. TopHill Music, 8 p.m., Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. WAMC radio personality and New England pianist Selma Kaplan plays with the fiddle legend George Wilson, both from Albany, N.Y. Organizers say “It is a rare treat for us to have them together.” George Marshall calls. $10. www.guidingstargrange.org.
UMASS EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHERS SERIES concert concludes. See Thursday’s listing.
MONADNOCK SQUARES at the Recreation Center, 312 Washington St., Keene, N.H. 7 p.m. Norm Poisson caller; Marilyn Rivenburg cuer.
MONADNOCK TRI-STATE dance. Elmm Hall, Durkee Street, Winchester, N.H. Music by Champagne Jam.
“WE ARE HERE” concludes. See Friday’s listing.
“FOR THE NEXT 7 GENERATIONS: 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Weaving a World that Works,” 1 to 4 p.m., Recovery Learning Community, 74 Federal St. Film and discussion sponsored by the Visioning Bear Circle. For more information, call 413-772-0871 ext. 104. Part of NELCWIT’s observance of Sexual Assault Awareness month. See our calendar listings and www.nelcwit.org for what else is planned.
PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL begins. A two-week celebration of the best in Jewish cinema from around the world. Twenty award-winning international and independent films, 16 venues in eight Pioneer Valley communities. Twelve films will be accompanied by introductions, panel discussions, and conversations with local scholars and content experts. Through April 18. Today: ∎ “Dirty Dancing” at Pothole Pictures. (See Friday’s listing). ∎ “Life in Stills,” 8:45 p.m. Bay Path College, Mills Theater, Carr Hall, Longmeadow. Free. Delightful, prize-winning documentary features the remarkable 96-year-old Miriam, widow of Israeli photographer Rudi Weissenstein, as she and her grandson defend their family’s Tel Aviv photo shop from demolition. Some events are free. Tickets to all events can be purchased at the door, as available. Tickets to some events may be purchased in advance in person or by phone at the Springfield JCC (1160 Dickinson St., 739-4715). Tickets for some events are only available through theater box offices. Most films are $9; students/senior price $7. For details: www.pvjff.org.
POTHOLE PICTURES “Dirty Dancing” concludes. See Friday’s listing.
ANAIS MITCHELL AND JEFFERSON HAMER in concert. 7 and 9 p.m. The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. $20. 665-4036, www.parlorroommusic.com.
ANNUAL A CAPPELLA FESTIVAL at Frontier Regional High School auditorium, South Deerfield. 7:30 p.m. Featuring the soaring vocals of Dartmouth College Aires (seen on NBC’s “Sing Off”), Smith College Smiffenpoofs, UMass Doo Wop Shop and Amherst College Bluestockings. Tickets $10 adults, $5 seniors and students. All tickets $10 at the door. Advanced tickets may be purchased through United Way of Franklin County or at World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield.
ARTS BLOCK CAFE, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares presents its seventh concert featuring Conference Call. 7:30 p.m. Conference Call features the German woodwind virtuoso Gebhard Ullmann, the established piano/bass collaboration of Michael Jefry Stevens and Joe Fonda and master drummer George Schuller. $15 available at www.jazzshares.org.
BEATLES FOR SALE: The Tribute, in concert at the Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 8 p.m. Award-winning New England-based Beatles tribute band that is committed to recreating the sounds of The Beatles live in concert. The band delivers a fun and energetic performance complete with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies that are as accurate as possible to the original Beatles recordings, say promoters, who add there are no “sampling” or “midi tricks,” everything is completely live. Tickets $15. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/317291, call 863-2281 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All ages.
CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS in concert at the Calvin Theater, 19 King St., Northampton. 8 p.m. African-American string-band music. $25, $35. www.iheg.com.
CONCERTINAS ON STAGE! All-concertina concert featuring Anglo, English, and Duet Concertinas, played by Dympna O’Sullivan, Florence Fahey, Christian Stevens, Allan Atlas, Rachel Hall and Aaron Marcus, with Marko Packard, accompanist. 7:30 p.m. All Souls Unitarian Church, 399 Main St., Greenfield. $10, $5 students and seniors. For more information: 665-7793, www.buttonbox.com/NCW.html.
DUOPALOOZA concert featuring singer-songwriter team Charlie King and Karen Brandow and Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino of Magpie. 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main St., Northampton. Tickets $12 advance, $15 at the door. Benefit for Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice.
NORTHEAST CONCERTINA WORKSHOP: All day series of workshops for all levels of players. Four Rivers Charter School, 248 Colrain Road, Greenfield. Registration of $120 includes an evening concert by the professional staff. Call The Button Box at 665-7793, www.buttonbox.com/NCW.html.
SONCAFE, hot salsa and son cubano band from New York, performs at the Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. 8 p.m. Under the direction of bandleader Ralpyh Irizarry. $15. www.academyofmusictheatre.com, 584-9032 Ext. 105.
ZYDECO CONNECTION performs at Warwick Town Hall, 12 Athol Road, Warwick. 7 to 10:30 p.m. Lasagna dinner at 6 p.m. Separate charge adults $10, children $5. Music only $5 donation. Louisiana zydeco music is upbeat, infectious and totally danceable. Lil Cyn on accordion, Eileen Almeida on vocals and rubboard, Mike Rose on drums and Dave Leblanc on bass. www.myspace/com/zydeconnection.
50TH ANNUAL ATHOL-ORANGE RIVER RAT RACE. ∎ Saturday: 9 a.m., The Big Cheese 5K, Running for Food & Fun, a 3.1-mile course that starts on School Street, where the road meets Cottage Street. ∎ Parade begins right after the run starts. ∎ Reenactment of the original race, 11 a.m. ∎ The River Rat Race down the Millers River begins at 1 p.m. at the South Main Street bridge in downtown Athol and ends at the Orange Riverfront Park. Typically, hundreds of two-person teams enter. ∎ There will also be fireworks in downtown Orange. On Sunday, there will be a Pro-Canoe Race and Kayak Race. Sunday race registration begins at 9:30 a.m., Races will begin after registration. (No later than 11 a.m.)
THE HAPPIER VALLEY COMEDY SHOW, The Arts Block, fourth floor, 289 Main St., Greenfield, 7:30 p.m. Second Saturday of every month, Happier Valley Comedy Show. Two comedy troupes that create funny stuff on the spot. Rated PG-13. Doors open at 7 p.m. $10 at the door or $7 in advance online at The Arts Block website: http://theartsblock.com. 413-253-1399.
MAKING MEMORIES BRIDAL & EVENT SAMPLER at Greenfield Savings Bank, 282 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Planning an engagement, wedding, birthday, baby shower, christening, baptism, bar mitzvah, graduation, special birthday, anniversary or “just because” event? Speak with the experts. For questions, call Linda Ackerman at 863-4316.
PETER COTTONTAIL’S EGGSTRAVAGANZA, eighth annual, Unity Park, First Street, Turners Falls. Egg Hunt with 5,000 candy and toy-filled eggs. 1 to 2 p.m. Face painting, egg decorating, pictures with Peter Cottontail. Bake Sale with Cotton Candy. Participants must bring their own basket/bag for the eggs. Geared toward children ages 4 to 12. Free.
REVOLUTIONARY MUSTER and parade at Historic Deerfield. Full day of activities for visitors of all ages throughout the village, including a colonial-era encampment. From the opening “Reveille” at 10 a.m., visitors can experience a typical day in a colonial encampment. Highlight will include a parade accompanied by the fifes and drums to the Town Green, the reading aloud of an official “Muster,” as well as a re-enactment of an attack. Ongoing demonstrations include camp cooking, sewing uniforms and children’s toys and games. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $12 adults, $5 for youth 6 to 17, free under six and members. 775-7214, www.historic-deerfield.org.
SCIENCE & SUSTAINABILITY EXPO: See and talk with 4th to 12th grade students participating in the second annual expo organized by Greening Greenfield. Greenfield Community College Main Campus Dining Commons. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., learn about and give feedback to students who have built model sustainable homes for the Green Dollhouse Challenge, or displays of a sustainability-related project. 1 to 3 p.m. watch students compete with their small-scale working wind turbines in a wind tunnel. Free. Awards at 11:30 and 3 p.m. For more information: www.greeninggreenfield.org or call 774-5667.
“ALMOST, MAINE” continues. See Friday’s listing.
“TRIAL BY JURY” presented at New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. See Thursday’s listing.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Red Sox, NASCAR, PGA, MLB, NBA and NHL action on 14 HDTVs. 413-863-2882.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Steve Crow, Peter Kim and Joe Fitzpatrick. Warped Americana. 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. http://dejabrewpub.com/
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. David Mallet. $20, $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.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: TNT Karaoke. Free. 9 p.m. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay at 1:30 p.m. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports Bar. 773-8313.
BELLY DANCE classes at Dance Northampton Studio, 492 Pleasant St., Northampton. Sundays at 3 p.m. Study the ancient art of Middle Eastern belly dance with Attar. For more information call 259-7504, www.ancientartofbellydance.com.
PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL continues. Today: ∎ “Hava Nagila (The Movie).” 2 p.m. Amherst Cinema, Amherst. From the Ukraine to YouTube, this lively documentary romps through the history, mystery and meaning of “Hava Nagila,” the great Jewish standard played at millions of weddings and bar mitzvahs, sports events and even the Olympics. ∎ “Portrait of Wally.” 2 p.m. D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Museums. In 1939, Nazis seized control of Austrian art collector Lea Bondi’s beloved Egon Schiele painting “Portrait of Wally.” For 70 years, the Bondi family fought to reclaim the painting in a battle that pitted them against the likes of the Austrian government, billionaire art collectors, MoMA and NPR. See Saturday’s listing.
GARY SREDZIENSKI performs Polish American folk music, referred to by old timers as “Po starem krajsku” meaning “from the old country.” 1 p.m. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Center, 10 Hawley St., Northampton. Sredzienski has committed himself to preserving the old style Polish music using the accordion as a vehicle to express this musical heritage of the Polish people, say promoters, who add that he also shows how the Polish music the early immigrants introduced to this area changed and evolved over each generation to the Polish music heard today. Free; donations accepted. Light refreshments for sale.
“MOSTLY MOHAWK,” a chamber music group from around the Mohawk Trail, performs Alexandre Tansman Suite for Wind Trio, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Divertimento in Eb, K. 252 and Antonin Dvorak Srenade in D minor, Op. 44. 4 p.m. Wendell Free Library, Wendell. Suggested donation $6 to $12.
“THE MOVIES IN SONG” featuring works sung by the Pioneer Valley Symphony Chorus. 3 p.m. Second Congregational Church, 16 Court Square, Greenfield. Conductor Jonathan Harvey of Greenfield and the PVS Chorus performs works written specifically for movies, including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and Benjamin Britten’s “Five Flower Songs. www.pvso.org.
RONALD AND ADRIAN MECK perform traditional and contemporary Celtic and folk music. 2 to 4 p.m. St. James Church, Federal and Church streets, Greenfield. Self advocate $5, public, $10 at the door. Benefit concert for The Arc United of Greenfield. 774-5558.
WILLIAMS COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC presents Brass Bash 2013 with the Williams Brass Ensemble. 7 p.m. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus, Williamstown. Free. 597-3146, www.music.williams.edu.
50TH ANNUAL ATHOL-ORANGE RIVER RAT RACE concludes, see Saturday’s listing.
ANNUAL SPRING CLEANUP at Greenfield Energy park. 1 to 4 p.m. Greenthumbers invite lovers of the park of all ages to come anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. Some tools provided, but try to bring clippers, rake, shovel, tarp or bucket. Tours of the native plantings upon request. For more information, call 774-5667.
MOSTLY YOGA: Sunday mornings from 10 to 11:15 at Wendell Free Library. Donation of $3 or more requested. A variety of yoga styles offered as well as chi-gong and psycho-calisthenics. Teachers include “Apollo” Compagnone, Shay Cooper, Donna Horn, Sam Scherer, Patty Smythe, Christine Texiera and Susan Von Ranson. While many students attend regularly, all are welcome to participate in individual classes as it fits their schedules. Bring a yoga mat. Do not wear scents or perfumes. Through May.
PUPPET FESTIVAL at the Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. 2 p.m. “The Dragon King” will be performed. The story begins when a drought has overtaken the land and all the world has tuned brown and lifeless. Festival continues Monday. All tickets $5. 584-9032 ext. 105, www.academyofmusictheatre.com.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Red Sox, NHL and NBA action on 14 HDTVs. 413-863-2882.
PEARL STREET BALLROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8 p.m. Dirty Projectors. Delicate Steve opens. $20, $23. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Bingo. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay at 11 a.m. Bruins vs. Ottawa at 7 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.
PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL continues. Today: “My Best Enemy.” 7:30 p.m. Amherst Cinema, Amherst. Suspense. Betrayal. Romance. Victor Kaufmann, son of wealthy Jewish gallery owners in Vienna, and Rudi Smekal, son of the Kaufmanns’ housekeeper, have been friends since childhood. But when the Nazis annex Austria, Rudi enlists and betrays the Kaufmanns. Entertaining Hollywood-style thriller. See Saturday’s listing.
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. Closed for Patriots Day.
PUPPET FESTIVAL continues with “Pinocchio.” 10 a.m. Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton. Carlo Collodi’s epic about a puppet who wants to become a real boy. See Sunday’s listing.
UMASS BIOLOGIST Sheila Patek will talk about “Speed: Life in the Fast Lane,” exploring some of the world’s fastest animals. 6 p.m. Esselon Cafe, 99 Russell St., Hadley. Light snacks provided. Free.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Cleveland at 7 p.m. Celtics vs. Indiana at 8 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.
PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL continues. Today: ∎ “Besa: The Promise.” 7 p.m. Eoms College, Library Theater, Chicopee. This documentary weaves the incredible courage of Albanians during World War II. ∎ “Melting Away.” 7 p.m. Academy of Music, Northampton. Filmmaker Doron Eran and his partner, screenwriter, Bili Ben Moshe, were inspired to make this film upon hearing reports of parents who refused to visit their injured children in the hospital after a deadly attack at the Tel Aviv LGBT Youth Center. See Saturday’s listing.
CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Avenue A, Turners Falls: All April vacation week there will be Art-to-Go kids available in the children’s room. Today: ∎ 10 a.m., Farm Animal Fun. There will be a variety of craft projects for children of all ages. ∎ 3:30 p.m., The Millers Falls Library Club, which features crafts, snacks and story for all ages.
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Beginning today, kids can spend their school vacation finding 10 storybook characters hiding around the children’s section. Get a clue sheet at the Kids’ Desk, and look closely — up, down and all around. They’ll be hiding in unexpected places. When you find each character, write down their name. Bring completed clue sheet to the Kids’ Desk to claim a prize and check out a book while you are there. ■ Preschool 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. ∎ Classics Book Group. 6:30 to 8 p.m. This session the group is reading classic fiction. April’s book is “The Last Picture Show” by Larry McCurtry. No sign up needed for this member-run group.
WHATELY LIBRARY, 202 Chestnut Plain Rd., Whately: Favorite Poem Night. 7 p.m. Bring your own favorite poem for a festive open reading. All ages and poems welcome. Refreshments. 665-2170, www.whately.org/index.php/library.
GREENFIELD SPOKEN WORD, third Tuesday of every month, 9 Mill St., Greenfield. Doors open at 7 p.m., open mic at 7:30. Ten five-minute open-mic slots. Featured readers read for 20 to 25 minutes. Book signing and selling of local writers. $1 to $5 sliding scale donation. www.humanerrorpublishing.com/
FLAG CEREMONY AND CLOTHESLINE PROJECT, noon to 2 p.m. Honors the resiliency of survivors of sexual and domestic violence. At NELCWIT, 479 Main St., Greenfield. For more information call 413-772-0871. Part of NELCWIT’s observance of Sexual Assault Awareness month. See the calendar listings and www.nelcwit.org for what else is planned.
THE BASEMENT, Center Street, Northampton: Celtic Crossings presents Kyle Carey with Craig Werth. In concert. 8 p.m.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke in the Sports Bar with Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. No cover.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Tommy Castro and the Painkillers. $17.50, $20. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Quiznite with special guest QuizMaster Jon Shina. 8 p.m. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Cleveland at 7 p.m. Bruins vs. Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. Celtics vs. Toronto at 8 p.m. Watch 50 inch HDTVs. Restaurant Appreciation Night. Come in wearing your work shirt or show a pay stub and receive a prize from Big Dan in the Sports Bar. Free pool for bar/restaurant employees. Sign up for complimentary prizes and giveaways. 773-8313.
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,
PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL continues. “Two Who Dared: The Sharps’ War.” 7:30 p.m. Yiddish Book Center, Amherst. After 17 ministers declined the Unitarian Association’s request for relief volunteers in Europe, Waitstill, who would later come to minister in Greenfield, and Martha, his first wife, were the 18th call. When they committed to the dangerous undertaking, they left their young children in Wellesley to travel to Czechoslovakia at the onset of World War II. Free. See Saturday’s listing.
CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Avenue A, Turners Falls: April vacation continues. Art-to-go kits available in the children’s room. Story Time with Ruth O’Mara today at 10:15 a.m. featuring crafts, stories and snacks. Venue
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. ∎ In recognition of National Poetry Month, the library will hold a Poets’ Supper poetry workshop each Wednesday in April from 6 to 8 p.m. in the LeVanway Room. Led by Joannah Whitney. Open to poets of all levels of experience. The series will culminate in a reading May 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the LeVanway Room. Bring a bag supper to eat during the session. Free.
MIDWEEK MUSIC at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Hope and Main streets, Greenfield. Wednesdays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Today: The Troupe of Berkshire Hills Music Academy. $3 to $10. Make checks payable to Mid Week Music in care of All Souls Church, P.O. 542, Greenfield, MA 01302.
THE MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Rd., Montague. Jim Malcolm, singer-songwriter in concert. Malcolm is one of the most distinctive voices in Scottish music, say promoters. 7:30 p.m. $13 advance, $15 at the door. For tickets call 367-9206.
PETER BIEDERMANN, instrumental guitarist, in concert. 7 p.m. Calvin Coodlidge Library Museum, 20 West St., Northampton. Free. 587-1013, www.forbeslibrary.org.
UMASS BAROQUE CHAMBER & ORCHESTRAL MUSIC performs in concert. 8:15 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass, Amherst. Music by Henry Purcell, George Philippe Telemann and J.S. Bach. Free.
DISNEY ON ICE presents “Worlds of Fantasy” with dazzling skating, special effects and beloved characters. MassMutual Center, Springfield. Today at 7 p.m. Continues April 18, 7 p.m.; April 19, 2 and 7 p.m.; April 20, 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. April 21, 3 p.m. Tickets tonight $15; other tickets $25, $40, $60. Children ages 2 to 12, $15. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.