Arts & Entertainment Calendar: April 25 to May 1
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem
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. NFL Draft at 8 p.m. Stop in to see who your team picks. No cover. 413-863-2882.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Blue Pearl. Blues/jazz. 8 to 10 p.m. http://dejabrewpub.com/
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Stephen Kellog. The Alternate Routes opens. $22.50, $25. ∎ 10 p.m. Autumn Hollow with Will Dailey. Glenn Yoder and the Western States open. $8, $10. www.iheg.com.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Houston at 6:30 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Thirsty Thursdays and college night hosted by Big Dan in the Sports Bar. Beer Pong Tournament. Wear your college shirt or show your college ID to be entered in end-of-the-night prizes. 773-8313.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 7:30 p.m. Shane Alexander, contemporary singer-songwriter and musician, with guest Josh Harty, a North Dakota songsmith whose lyrics fill the dark spots between the lines of our lives, say promoters, who add that Alexander’s songs range from dark and stirring to subtle and romantic. Free. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
“A FESTIVAL OF POETS” will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Northfield Coffee and Books, 105 Main St., Northfield. Celebrate national poetry month with an open mic and featured poets from months gone by. 498-0095, www.coffeeandbooks.net.
UMASS VISITING WRITERS SERIES will host poets Matthew Zapruder, Dan Chelotti and Lisa Olstein. 8 p.m. University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass Fine Arts Center, UMass, Amherst. Free. 545-0643. Zapruder is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently “Come On All You Ghosts,” a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Chelotti is the author, most recently, of “x,” released by McSweeney’s, and of a chapbook, “The Eights,” which was selected by Yusef Komunyakaa for the PSA’s National Chapbook Fellowship. Olstein is the author of “Radio Crackling, Radio Gone,” winner of the Hayden Carruth Award, “Lost Alphabet,” named one of the nine best poetry books of 2009 by Library Journal, and most recently, the poetry collection “Little Stranger.”
DENMAN MARONEY QUINTET in concert. 8 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass-Amherst. General admission, $12; $7 students. Maroney’s music is inspired by natural sounds and the music of John Cage, Ornette Coleman, Henry Cowell, Duke Ellington, Charles Ives, Scott Joplin, Olivier Messiaen, Thelonious Monk, Conlon Nancarrow and Karlheinz Stockhausen among others. Promoters say, “Maroney uses a set of extended performance techniques that involves playing the keys with one hand and the strings with the other using bows and slides of metal, plastic, rubber and wood. He also uses a system of temporal harmony based on the undertone series (the reciprocal of the overtone series) to compose and improvise in multiple tempos at once. In spite of the preponderance of such esoteric devices, Maroney’s writing exudes a subtle accessibility, employing catchy melodic fragments that occasionally hark back to the early jazz age.”
MARINA RESTAURANT, Route 5, Brattleboro, Vt. Kevin Parry hosts open mic every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. To sign up for a 20 minute slot, call 802-257-7563. For more information, visit www.kevinparrymusic.com.
RAY MASON will perform at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant, 39 French King Highway (Route 2), Gill. 7 to 9 p.m. No cover; tips appreciated. 863-8389, www.wagonwheelofgill.com.
HISTORIC DEERFIELD: “Cartographic Encounters: Exploring the Nature of Early Maps,” a new course on antique maps concludes. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bartels Seminar Room of the Flynt Center of Early New England Life at Historic Deerfield in Deerfield. The theme of today’s course will be “The 18th Century American Map Trade.” Antique maps provide a fascinating window on the progression of geographical knowledge, and at the same time reveal contemporary views of the world. Representing a convergence of history, geography, and art, antiquarian maps are desirable to both researchers and collectors. Instructor David Bosse, Historic Deerfield’s Librarian and Curator of Maps, has worked in the map collection of the Newberry Library (Chicago) and the Clements Library, University of Michigan. www.historic-deerfield.org.
LEGEND AND LORE OF LEVERETT POND presented by Leverett Historical Society. 7 p.m. Leverett Town Hall. Eddie Field and a panel of other Leverett residents will present a program of historical tales and scientific facts about “ye old fish pond” in Leverett Center. Free. For more information call Dawn at 367-9562.
LUNCH WITH LENNY at the Greenfield Grille, 30 Federal St., Greenfield. Entertaining variety show with comedy, music from the ’30s, ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., show 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. For reservations, call 376-4777, 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 through June.
POLITICAL SATIRE with Roy Zimmerman, House Concert. 71 Solar Way, Greenfield. $15. For information, call 219-6975.
DAN SHAUGHNESSY, award-winning Boston Globe sportswriter, co-author of the new book, “Francona: The Red Sox Years,” will speak at Old Sturbirdge Village, Sturbridge. He will meet the public at 6 p.m. and give a presentation at 7 p.m. The book he co-wrote with former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona has been on the New York Times best-seller list for eight weeks. $20, $18 for OSV members in advance; $25/$23 at the door. 508-347-0210, www.osv.org.
“THE LARAMIE PROJECT”presented by the Williston Northampton School Theatre. 7 p.m. 18 Payson Ave., Easthampton. Continues Saturday and May 2 to 4 at 7 p.m., and Friday at 7:30 p.m. Written by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project, “The Laramie Project” is based on a collection of interviews conducted in the days and months following the murder of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shephard. The cast and crew will host talkbacks after each performance. Tickets $7 students, $10 adults. For more information or to purchase tickets online visit www.williston.com/theaterproductions.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Friday Night Karoke with Dirty Johnny from 9 p.m. to midnight. 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. to 1 a.m. No cover. 413-863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Tim Eriksen and the Trio de Pumpkintown with Zoe Darrow and Peter Irvine. $15, $18. ∎ 10 p.m. The Kin. Brian Jarvis opens. $10, $13. ww.iheg.com.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Hobson’s Razor. Rock, reggae and funk. 9 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.
THE MONTAGUE INN, 485 Federal St., Route 63, Montague: Karaoke with DJ Steve. 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 830-1230. Information also available on Facebook and http://themontagueinn.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Bright Lines & Shangri Lips. Rock, plus. 9:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
THE ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, Millers Falls, Lake Side Drive, rock, 9:30 p.m. www.route63roadhouse.com.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Red Sox vs. Houston at 7 p.m. Friday night madness with Big Dan in the sports bar. Watch 11 50 inch HDTVs. 773-8313.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Carrie Ferguson with guest Heather Pierson. 7:30 p.m. According to the Valley Advocate, Ferguson performs “devilishly catchy folk-pop tunes and melodic ballads, exuberantly heartfelt lyrics ... infectious joy.” 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.
FOURTH FRIDAY CONTRADANCE, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 8 to 11 p.m. The band includes David Kaynor (fiddle, frequent caller), Peter Siegel (guitar/mandolin), and Montpelier fiddler/musical rabble-rouser Susan Reid. Distinctively Franko-American music with friends and guests sitting in with the core trio. $10 suggested; barter welcome. www.guidingstargrange.org/
GREENFIELD SCHOOLS ANNUAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL at Greenfield High School, 1 Lenox Ave., Greenfield. 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30). 30 very short films (from 30 seconds to five minutes each) created by students in Greenfield Public Schools grades Kindergarten to 12. The top finalist films, selected from a total of 65 entries, will be shown. Audience members will get to vote on their favorite movies. Cash prizes will be presented to the winners from elementary, middle and high school levels. No charge; donations to support next year’s festival accepted. Free popcorn. Repeats Saturday at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1:30).
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.
AMERICAN HARMONY, sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, 121 North Pleasant St., 7:30 p.m. Costumed singers will present the songs that stirred the soul of early America. Chorus is led by music historian Nym Cooke. Proceeds benefit the society’s building addition fund. A donation of $15 or $20 is suggested. Reception follows. 413-253-2195.
THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Pop-Up Concert with Shannon Wyatt, Larry Allen Brown, Lenny Zarcone and Daniel Kasnitz. 8 p.m. $5. theartsblock.com.
THE BLANCHE MOYSE CHORALE, the Strathmere Festival Orchestra and a quartet of vocal soloists will perform the “Mass in B-minor.” 7:30 p.m. Bellows Falls Opera House, Bellows Falls, Vt. $20 general, $40 preferred in advance. 802-257-4523, mbcvt.org; $22, $45 at the door. Student tickets, $12. Repeats Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in the Brattleboro Music Center’s recital hall, 38 Walnut St., Brattleboro, Vt.
THE DEERFIELD CHORAL SOCIETY, “Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)” by Johannes Brahms. Larry Schipull and Nadine Shank, piano; Steve Curylo, baritone; Sierra Janik, soprano; Daniel Roihl, music director. Reid Performing Arts Center Auditorium, Deerfield Academy. Free.
ERIN MCKEOWN, CD-release show for her new album “Manifestra.” The Academy at Charlemont’s eighth annual Benefit Concert. Academy student musicians will open the show. $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the show for adults; $10/$15 for students and seniors. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D4.
“FIRE AND ICE” flute choir recital. 5 p.m. Mount Holyoke College, Warbeke Room, South Hadley. A concert of American music with the exception of the Flower Duet from Delibe’s opera “Lakme.” Free.
HEATHER MALONEY, Northampton-based singer-songwriter, in concert at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., downtown Brattleboro, Vt. 7:30 p.m. She will be joined by her band: Ken Maiuri on bass, J.J. O’Connell on drums and Sam Moss, multi-instrumentalist and singer. Tickets $14 general, $12 students and seniors. For reservations, call 802-254-9276.
JAZZ ENSEMBLE I and Studio Orchestra concert. 8 p.m. Bowker Auditorium, UMass-Amherst. Featuring guest singer Sheila Jordan. Tickets $3 for UMass students, $5 other students, seniors and children under 18; $10 general public. 545-2511, fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.
LAURA CORTESE CD release show with Brittany Haas (Crooked Still), Mariel Vandersteel and Natalie Haas. 7 p.m. The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. $15. 665-4036, www.parlorroommusic.com. “Ambition often follows talent, and Laura Cortese has an embarrassment of both. Her open-armed approach to her art reveals a determination to spread the word about folk music and dance without watering down their distinctiveness,” John Wenzel, The Denver Post.
THE MONTAGUE BOOKMILL, 440 Greenfield Rd., Montague: Who’d Da Funk it, the Valley’s premiere female driven funk band and Height With Friends, the extended vision of Daniel Walton Keech. 8 p.m. 5 p.m. 367-9206, www.montaguebookmill.com. “Their genres range from funk to Latin, to klezmer to afro-beat and back again. If you get a chance to see a Who’da Funk it? show, please wear comfortable shoes, or at least a helmet.” say promoters.
THE PIONEER VALLEY INSTITUTE will present the first community band concert of the season. 7 p.m. In the new Greenfield Community College Dining Commons. Program of stories and band music hosted by band director Al Benjamin and clarinet band member Steve Winters. A selection of old and new music. Free.
LEARN HOW TO “LEAN IN” WORKSHOP offered by Barbara Roche of Greenfield, author of the book “Commit to Confidence: 30 Strategies to Help Women Step Up and Stand Out.” Daylong workshop at the Greenfield YMCA. The book takes all the advice offered by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s book, “Lean In” and helps women put it into practice. “My book is a five-chapter coaching session on how women can increase their confidence to achieve their goals,” Roche said.
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.
APPLE AND BLUEBERRY PIE SALE, Robbins Memorial Church, 55 Munson St., Greenfield. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Stop in for a delicious homemade pie made from locally-grown apples or blueberries. We’re told the blueberry pies will be put in the oven that morning! Sugar free, unbaked pies and special requests are available if you order ahead. 413-773-7624 to order.
“JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR” presented by Arena Civic Theatre. 8 p.m. The Shea Theater, Avenue A, Turners Falls. 8 p.m. Continues Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. A discussion panel will follow this evening’s performance with a variety of spiritual leaders to discuss the role of religion in today’s culture. This was the first professional musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, originally opening on Broadway in 1971. $17 general admission, $13 seniors and students, $10 children under 12. Tickets available at World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield, Jones library in Amherst, or at the door. For reservations, call 863-2281 ext. 2 or visit www.arenacivictheatre.org.
“THE LARAMIE PROJECT” continues. See Thursday’s listing.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: Red Sox, NBA and NHL playoffs plus PGA golf on 14 HDTVs. 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: Ottomatic Slim. Chicago style blues. 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. to 1 a.m. No cover. 413-863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Chris Brashear and Ben Demerath. $12.50, $15. ∎ 10 p.m. Lost in the Trees. Toddlers opens. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com.
THE MONTAGUE INN, 485 Federal St. (Route 63), Montague: Dance Party Karaoke with DJ Dr. Dudley, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 830-1230. http://themontagueinn.com.
PEARL STREET CLUBROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: Wolfman Conspiracy, Danny Pease and the Regulators. Deadfish opens. 8:30 p.m. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Halie Theoharides art opening. 8 p.m. Entertainment to be announced. 9:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
THE ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, Millers Falls, Moose & the High Tops 1970s and 1980s classic hits. 9:30 p.m. www.route63roadhouse.com
RICK’S TAVERN, Route 30, Newfane, Vt. 7 to 11 p.m. Kevin Parry, Joe Santry, Ken Storey and Rich Mayer perform favorite classic rock ’n’ roll tunes. 802-365-4310, www.kevinparrymusic.com.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Bruins vs. Washington at 7 p.m. Red Sox vs. Houston at 7 p.m. Saturday night madness with Kathy and Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Jennifer Mathews, acoustic roots rock singer-songwriter. 8 p.m. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WENDELL FULL MOON COFFEEHOUSE, Old Town Hall, Wendell. Music with Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem. American roots music featuring Rani Arbo, fiddle, guitar, Andrew Kinsey, bass, banjo, uke, Anand Nayak, electric and acoustic guitars, and Scott Kessel, percussion. Dessert-o-rama. Open mic at 7:30 p.m. For open mic sign-up, directions and more information, visit: www.wendellfullmoon.org.
MONADNOCK TRI-STATE DANCE, Durkee Street, Winchester, N.H. Music by Yvonne and the Reverbs. For more information, call 603-357-0794.
SWIFT RIVER VALLEY-QUABBIN REMEMBRANCE BALL at Ware Town Hall, Ware. Music by the Heritage Pops Orchestra, appetizers, coffee, tea, dessert, beer and wine cash bar, champagne and sparkling water for the good-bye toast at the end of the evening. $25 per person. www.friendsofquabbin.org.
TOPHILL MUSIC CONTRADANCE PARTY With Ellie and Owen Marshall, and Linda Leslie calling. Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield, 8 to 11:30 p.m. Promoters say, “This incredible sibling duo fill the stage with sounds of fiddle, guitar and harmonium ... Linda’s experienced calling brings a fabulous program.” $10. www.guidingstargrange.org.
GREENFIELD SCHOOLS FILM FESTIVAL concludes. See Friday’s listing.
THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Leah Randazzo, Sandy Bailey, Jeff D’Antona and the Family Band. 8 p.m., $7 advance, $10 at the door. theartsblock.com.
BLANCHE MOYSE CHORALE presents “Mass in B-minor” at First Baptist Church in Brattleboro, Vt. 7:30 p.m. Pre-concert lecture at Brattleboro Music Center, a short walk from the concert. See Friday’s listing.
GILL MONTAGUE EDUCATION FUND, ninth Annual Gala, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Turners Falls High School Theater. Union Jack, featuring the look and sounds of the 1960s British Invasion era. Promoters say you will be taken back to “the days of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Hollies and the Searchers.” Advance, $10, at the door, $15. Scotty’s Convenience Store and World Eye Bookshop, both in Greenfield, or call Sandy at Turners Falls High school, 863-7296; or at the fund’s website, www.thegmef.org.
MARIMBA BANDS AND ENSEMBLES in concert. 8 p.m. Bowker Auditorium, UMass-Amherst. Tickets $3 for UMass students; $5 other students, seniors, and children under 18; $10 for general public. 545-2511, fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.
MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Rd., Montague: Fancy Trash and Kevin O’Rouke of Lo Fine, in concert. 8 p.m. Fancy Trash, “a mainstay on the thriving, independent music scene of Northampton” is releasing its new album, “As Is.” $6. 367-9206, www.montaguebookmill.com.
QUEBECOIS MUSIC JAM, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Montague Common Hall, (The former Montague Grange Hall), 34 Main St., Montague, 413-367-9380.
UNIVERSITY CHORALE, Women’s Choir and Recital Choir concert. 4 p.m. First Congregational Church, 165 Main St., Amherst. Free; donations accepted.
WILLIAMS GOSPEL CHOIR IN CONCERT. 8 p.m. Chapin Hall, Williams College, Williamstown. Free.
ASPARAGUS VALLEY POTTERY TRAIL annual studio tour and sale. Nine western Mass. pottery studios will celebrate the advent of spring and the potters’ art by opening their doors to the public. This free event allows visitors to experience the work spaces, artwork, and techniques of 17 nationally-known professional potters. All nine studios will have work for sale, and several will have demonstrations. The studios are clustered in three areas: Northampton/Amherst; Greenfield and the northern Valley, and the Mohawk Trail village of Shelburne Falls. Maps of the tour are available at each studio, or can be downloaded at www.asparagusvalleypotterytrail.com or at www.apotterytrail.com. Repeats Sunday.
“BIRDING BY EAR” program led by Naturalist John Green Jr. 7 to 9 p.m. Meet at the Quabbin Visitors Center. Turn left at the sign “Quabbin Reservoir — Winsor Dam,” and go one half mile to the large brick building which overlooks the reservoir. $8 for Mass. Audubon members, $10 for non-members. Registration required. Call Mass. Audubon’s Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries at 584-3009 Ext. 812, or email@example.com.
GLASS BLOWING OPEN STUDIO, Rockland Glassworks’ spring open studio sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 17 North Leverett Road, Montague, right off Route 63. Live glassblowing demonstrations, free. Items for sale include blown glass jewelry, marbles, sculpture, vases, miniatures, guitar picks, wine bottle stoppers, goblets and perfume bottles. Here is the schedule: 10:15 a.m., blown glass pendant demonstration; noon, blown glass vase demonstration; 1:30 p.m., blown glass marble demonstration; 3 p.m., blown glass turtle sculpture demonstration.
EARTHJOURNEYS, A Kripalu Yoga and live music experience with Kate Pousont Scarborough and Loren Feinstein. 2 to 4 p.m. Shelburne Falls Yoga Studio. “Part one: Earth. An unforgettable experience of the senses and beyond with original compositions, live musical performance and the body in motion through a practice in yoga. For students with prior experience in yoga or movement. $28. shelburnefallsyoga.com.
HISTORIC DEERFIELD, 80 Old Main St., Deerfield. www.historic-deerfield.org,413-775-7127. ∎ “Three Bags Full: All About Wool.” History Workshop. April 27 and 28. Every Saturday and Sunday, May 4 through June 30. Noon to 4:30 p.m. Drop in any time. From Colonial times to the present, spring has been the season for shearing sheep. Following shearing there is always plenty of wool to be processed and eventually made into clothing, blankets, and other warm necessities for the home. The first step in this process is washing the wool, followed by: picking, carding, spinning and dyeing. Visitors can participate in many of these steps and make a project to take home. Then, with wool in hand, families will be encouraged to follow the wool trail to the Sheldon House and the Apprentices’ Workshop to learn more about the role of wool in early New England Homes. Included with general admission: $12 adults, $5 youth (ages 6-17), free for children under 6 and members.
METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE, Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Live, high-definition broadcasts direct from the Metropolitan Opera in New York of Handel’s “Giulio Cesare.” Promoters say, “The opera that conquered London in Handel’s time comes to the Met in David McVicar’s witty and effervescent production. The world’s leading countertenor, David Daniels, sings the title role opposite Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts. $22 for adults and $11 for students at the door and $24 for adults and $13 for students online. Tickets are available at Mocha Maya’s and Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls, World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield, and Broadside Books in Northampton. Information and tickets are also available at www.sfmh.org.
SPRING BINGO, a fundraiser hosted by The Charlemont 250 Committee, 5 p.m., Hawlemont School Gym in Charlemont. www.charlemont250.org/.
“UNHUNG: Artists’ Spring Cleaning Sale” at Northampton Center for the Arts, 17 New South St., Northampton. 10 a.m to 3 p.m. At least 25 artists’ tables of art objects. 10 percent of the proceeds go to support the Center. Also included are the sale of donations of art work and a few “white elephants.” Cash and personal checks accepted. Some items from the Center’s “collection” will be free. www.nohoarts.org.
“FRUITS FOR THOUGHT” children’s play at Wesley United Methodist Church, 98 North Maple St., Hadley. Dinner will be at 5 p.m. followed by the play. Donations accepted. 549-1550, www.wesleyfamily.org.
“HAIR” at Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass, Amherst. 8 p.m. Directed by Diane Paulus. With an iconic score, including hits such as “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Aquarius,” “Hair” and “Good Morning Starshine,” “Hair” energetically depicts the birth of a cultural movement in the 1960s and the 1970s that changed America forever, say promoters, Tickets $50, $40, $20; Five College, GCC, STCC students and youth 17 and under $20. Call the box office at 545-2511 or online at fineartscenter.com. The performance is followed by the free “Let Your Hair Down: The Mohegan Sun After Party” on the plaza. Music, refreshments, cash bar. Audience members encouraged to dress to impress as hippies or swingers and win prizes.
“JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR” continues. See Friday’s listing.
“THE LARAMIE PROJECT” continues. See Thursday’s listing.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Red Sox, NASCAR, NBA and NHL Playoffs and PGA Golf on 14 HDTVs. 413-863-2882.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: The Surly Temple. Jim Henry, Guy DeVito, Doug Plavin and Tommy Boynton. 8 to 10 p.m. dejabrewpub.com/
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Kris Allen. Jillette Johnson opens. $15, $18. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: TNT Karaoke. 9 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Houston at 1:30 p.m. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports Bar. 773-8313.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Brian Dolzani, singer-songwriter. 2:30 p.m. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org. “Keats, Shelley… Byron could bare his soul with the best of them,” say promoters.
AN AFTERNOON WITH GARY SMULYAN and Friends. Jazz. 3 p.m. Jewish Community of Amherst, 742 Main St., Amherst, 413-256-0160. $15 suggested donation at the door. Proceeds to support Valley Jazz Network programs. A baritone saxophonist, Smulyan is a multi-year winner of the Jazz Times and Downbeat Magazine’s Reader’s Poll and Critic’s Poll Awards for Baritone Saxophonist of the Year. He is also the 2012 Jazz Journalist Baritone Saxophonist of the Year. Smulyan has performed and produced with a who’s-who of music greats including Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Stan Getz, Ray Charles, B.B. King and Diana Ross.
THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: 3 p.m. A half-century of visions and visitations “A Dream of Music.” A stellar roster of musicians perform the music of Northfield composer and Recorder columnist Joseph Marcello: Maria Ferrante, sorpano; Gregory Hayes, piano; Irwin Reese, tenor; Fredric Cohen, oboe; Rebecca Hartka, cello; Joseph McCaffrey, clarinet; Dorota Wilhelmikol, violin; Anna Emberley, soprano; Jonathan Harvey, baritone, and Thom Griffin, narrator. $15 at the door, $12 in advance at www.theartsblock.com. See our cover story, Page D1.
FOLK MUSIC ICONS from the film “For the Love of Music; The Club 47 Folk Revival” perform at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. Performers will include composer David Amram, Erik Lawrence, Alana Amram & The Rough Gems, Tim Eriksen & the Trio De Pumpkintown, Diamond Doves, Heley Reardon and more. “For the Love of the Music” is a documentary film exploring the rich history of Club 47, the iconic Cambridge folk music mecca from 1958-68. Tickets $25, $20 students and seniors. Tickets available online at nextstagearts.org. Proceeds benefit the Next Stage Arts Project and the Putney School.
PIONEER VALLEY HARPERS’ GUILD presents its annual Spring Concert. 3:30 p.m. In the sanctuary of Christ Church Cathedral on the Quadrangle, 35 Chestnut St., Springfield. The guild is an association of harp players from Pioneer Valley. Donations accepted.
SECOND ANNUAL STRING CELEBRATION DAY at Greenfield High School auditorium, Lenox Avenue. 1 p.m. All string players, violin, viola, cello and bass, ages 8 to 18 from public and independent schools and private studios have been invited. Conducted by Jonathan Brennand, string teacher and Artspace and Assistant Conductor of the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra. For more information, call 772-6811.
ASPARAGUS VALLEY POTTERY TRAIL studio tour and sale concludes. See Saturday’s listing.
EARLY SPRING WALK up the eastern side of Mount Toby, which has interesting plants that are different from the surrounding area because of the geology of this particular range. Meet at the old Ashram site now called Atticus Glass, Route 63, Leverett. The parking area, look for the orange cone, is on the west side of the road just north of a small cemetery and south of Montague Road. Dress warmly, bring binoculars, rain gear, water and lunch. For more information and time, contact Nancy Goodman at email@example.com.
HISTORIC DEERFIELD, “Three Bags Full: All About Wool” History Workshop continues, see Saturday’s listing.
MARTIAL ARTS PERFORMANCES, a Dance Party and more. Spirit of the Heart Martial Arts & Wellness, 25 Main St., 4th Floor Fitzwillys Building, Northampton. 2 to 5 p.m. 20th anniversary. www.spiritoftheheart.org.
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.
WORLD WIDE PINHOLE DAY: a one-day workshop at the Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Al Karevy will lead the workshop. Build your own handmade camera and test it out. Some construction materials will be provided, but bring your own if you have something in mind to try out. Suggested donation $20. Includes photo paper for making prints. to sign up, contact Joshua Farr at firstname.lastname@example.org or show up.
e_SDLqJESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR” concludes. See Friday’s listing.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Red Sox, NHL and NBA playoffs on 14 HDTVs. 413-863-2882.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: All Small Caps. 7 to 10 p.m. A Night of Spoken Word. Doors open at 7 p.m. Open mic portion of the reading will begin at 7:30 p.m., featured readers to follow. Limited Poetry Night menu available until 9 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Dada Dino’s open mike. 8 p.m. Sign-ups starting at 7:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
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.
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. ∎ 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 through Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. Acess to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work.
YOGA FOR RELAXATION classes will begin today Community Yoga, 16 Federal S.t, Greenfield. Contact Jean Erlbaum at 230-1518 or email@example.com.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS,23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. The Howlin’ Brothers. The Rambling Kind. $10, $13. ∎ 10 p.m. Latin Night. No Cover. www.iheg.com.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Toronto 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.
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.
OPEN POETRY NIGHT, Leverett Library, 75 Montague Road, Leverett, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Local poet Nick Fleck will lead the evening sharing some of his own work. Poets and poetry fans are welcome to read.
“ROOT HOG OR DIE.” Sloan Theater, Greenfield Community College. 12:30 p.m. One-hour, black-and-white film documents the life of local farmers circa 1973. Discussion follows. Free.
OPERA WORKSHOP performs Verdi and Puccini. 7:30 p.m. Bowker Auditorium, UMass-Amherst. Program will include Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Verdi’s La Traviata, Act I. Tickets $3 for UMass students, $5 for other students, seniors, children under 18; $10 general public. 545-2511, fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.
JANICE BEETLE, a writer in the Pioneer Valley for almost 30 years, will read from her first book, “Divine Renovations: A Carpenter, His Soul Mate and Their Journey of Love and Loss.” 7 p.m. Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke in the Sports Bar hosted by Dirty Johnny, 9 p.m. to midnight. No cover.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Sergent Garcia. $15, $18. www.iheg.com.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Toronto at 7 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTV’s. 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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. ■ Poet’s Supper. 6 to 8 p.m. Poetry workshop each Wednesday in April in the LeVanway Room. Lead by Joannah Whitney. Bring a bag supper to eat. Free. www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org.
A CELEBRATION OF LOCAL NOVELISTS: 7 p.m. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. Reading will be: Marianne Banks, author of “Growing Up Delicious”; Michele P. Barker, author of “A Difficult Boy”; Suzanne Strempek Shea, author of “Hoopi Shoopi Donna” and eight other books; Karen V. Williams, author of “My Enemy’s Tears: The Witch of Northampton.” Free. 587-1015, www.forbeslibrary.org.
KEENE WORLD HARMONY CHORUS CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church Parish Hall, 69 Washington St., Keene, N.H. Songs from South Africa, Bulgaria, Republic of Georgia, American folk and contemporary traditions and more. Donations accepted.
MIDWEEK MUSIC at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Hope and Main streets, Greenfield. Wednesdays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Today: Dave Dersham, folk guitarist. $3 to $10. Make checks payable to Mid Week Music in care of All Souls Church, P.O. 542, Greenfield, MA 01302.