Arts & Entertainment Calendar: May 2 through May 8
Recorder file photo/Paul Franz Paul Calcari’s final concert Saturday Since 1986, Music Director Paul Calcari has created a safe haven for music students at Greenfield High School; he’s also held them to high standards, as evidenced by the awards they’ve stacked up. Retiring in his 27th year, Calcari’s final concert as musical director is Saturday and it sounds like a great show. Alumni from past years will join the school’s band and chorus. Notable returning students include Elvis tribute artist Travis LeDoyt and Kevin Duda. We’re told that Calcari will also perform with a jam band that includes some of his old high school friends from Mahar Regional School in Orange. You’ll find more details under “Music.” Our advice? Show up early, this show should be packed.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Open Mic Night hosted by Dan, Kip and Schultzy from Curly Fingers Dupree from 8:30 p.m. Red Sox vs. Blue Jays at 7 p.m.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. The Cliks. Eytan and The Embassy opens. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Toronto at 7 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: The Collected Poets Series featuring Karina Borowicz and Ivy Page. 7 p.m. Live poetry reading. Borowicz’s collection “The Bees Are Waiting” (2012) was selected by Franz Wright for the Marick Press Poetry Prize and has been named a 2013 Must-Read by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. Page lives in the White Mountains of New Hamsphire. She is the author of “Any Other Branch” (2013) and holds an MFA in poetry from New England College. Her work has appeared in journals such as Night Train, Poetry Quarterly, Grey Sparrow Press, Boston Literary Mgazine, The Houston Literary Review, Midwest Literary Magazine and New Plains Review. For more information visit her website at
www.poeticentaglement.com.$2 to $4 suggested donations. Please tip the Baristas. 625-6292, email@example.com.
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.
THE TYLER MEMORIAL LIBRARY in Charlemont’s Town Hall on Main Street will have local author Marguerite Morris Willis read from her newest book “A Grandmother’s Essays on Education.” She will also discuss the development and writing of the book. 7 p.m.
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
LIZ SORENSON will share her slides and passion for the Orkney Islands of northern Scotland. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Metaphor Yarns, 623 Mohawk Trail, Shelburne Falls. Imagine sheep that eat seaweed and produce luscious coats of wool. She will show a selection of yarn, roving, felts and other items. Refreshments. Free. 625-9191.
“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.
SPARK! ART SHARE KICKOFF: Local art at Food For Thought Books, 106 North Pleasant St., Amherst. Handcrafted artworks produced by local artists. 5 to 7 p.m. Pop Up Marketplace party Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 253-5432.
TURNERS FALLS CRABAPPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL. The 10th annual Turners Falls Crabapple Blossom Festival runs through May 16. Many of the downtown streets and parks in Turners Falls are lined with flowering crabapple, cherry and apple trees. Various events are scheduled to encourage people to celebrate spring, get outside, and enjoy the flowers and Turners Falls’ nature, culture, art, history and architecture. ∎ Thursday, 7 p.m., Memorial Tree Replanting in Peskeomskut Park. ∎ Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jurrasic Roadshow “Home Team” at Barton Cove; 10:30 a.m., Mister G Bilingual Children’s Concert in Peskeompskut Park (will be held inside Carnegie Library if weather unpleasant). ∎ Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., Spring/Mother’s Day Card Making at Millers Falls Library.
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, a Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School production. Academy Of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. Promoters promise a “hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’s Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time where they learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser.” Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Advance: adults, $21, seniors/military, $15, students/children, $9. Door: Adults, $23, seniors/military, $17, students/children, $11.
“THE LARAMIE PROJECT” presented by the Williston Northampton School Theatre. 7 p.m. 18 Payson Ave., Easthampton. Continues Friday and Saturday at 7 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.
“RED STATE OF MARRIAGE” Featuring local comic actresses Julie Waggoner and Jeannine Haas. 7:30 p.m. The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. The play continues Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.; May 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. and May 12 at 2 p.m. In its third week, it will play at the Fourth Floor Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield on May 16 at 7 p.m.; May 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. and May 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets for May 8 show are $15; all other tickets $20. www.parlorroommusic.com for Northampton performances; www.theartsblock.com for Greenfield. Advance tickets recommended. “Red State of Marriage” follows the 20-year relationship and marriage of Kim and Katherine and their family: Theo, the rebellious artist son; Pop, Katherine’s cranky homophobic father; Buck, Kim’s ex-husband and Theo’s biological father; and Ricky, their somewhat randy handyman friend.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Friday Night Karoke with Dirty Johnny from 9 p.m. to midnight. Red Sox vs. Rangers at 8 p.m. No cover. 413-863-2882.
EXTRA POINT NIGHTCLUB (located next to Between The Uprights), 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. The Best in Top 40, dance and hip-hop music spun by DJ Drew from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. No cover. 413-863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. DEBO Band presented by Dean’s Beans Music from Around the World. Full Tang opens. $12.50, $15. ∎ 10:30 p.m. Turkuaz. Fat Bradley. $10, $13. w.iheg.com.
PEARL STREET CLUBROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8 p.m. Twiddle. Shantyman and The Speakeasies open. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Corona Night, prizes and giveaways. Red Sox vs. Texas at 8 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: 7:30 p.m. Jo Henley with special guest Ashley Jordan. American roots music. 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.
FIRST FRIDAY CONTRADANCE, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. The Moving Violations, caller: Dave Eisenstadter. 8 to 11:30 p.m. The Moving Violations are: Eric Eid-Reiner (piano), Chuck Corman (bass, guitar, percussion), Van Kaynor (fiddle) and Ron Grosslein (fiddle, mandolin). 8 to 8:30 p.m., mostly waltzes; 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., contras. $10, $8 students. Note: This will be the Moving Violations’ LAST DANCE of the long-standing first-Friday series at the grange. Rose von Schlegell, 413-549-1913, email@example.com, www.themovingviolations.com
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.
AMHERST COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC presents a spring concert by the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble. 8 p.m. Buckley Recital hall in the Arms Music Center, Amherst College. Free. www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/events.
THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Trailer Park,
8 p.m. Take off your skin and rattle around in your bones, Trailer Park has been traveling the highways of New England with a carload of saxophones since 1994, always having a good time. If you show up, you’ll have fun, too. $7 online, $10 at the door. theartsblock.com/
AN EVENING OF LIVE MUSIC AND YOGA: 5:30 p.m. Community Yoga, 16 Federal St., Second Floor, Greenfield. Michael Nix, classical guitar,with Kellie Finn. For more information: community-yoga.com.
KLEZAMIR performs roots rockin’ klezmer, Israeli and original music. 7:30 p.m. Pioneer Valley Co-housing Community House, Pulpit Hill, Amherst. Klezmer combines the soulful cry of Middle Eastern music, the exciting beat of Eastern European dance music and the good-time feel of Dixieland. Jim ARmenti, guitar, mandolin and clarinet; Amy Rose, flute, piano and accordion, Joe Blumenthal, bass, and Keith Levreault, drums. Admission, $10 to $20 sliding scale. For more information: 834-3459, firstname.lastname@example.org.
36 Main St., Montague: 7:30 p.m. Ballads & Crankies, a night of traditional music, storytelling and illustrations. Anna and Elizabeth with The Murphy Beds. Southwest Virginia fiddler Anna Roberts-Gevalt and ballad singer Elizabeth LaPrelle weave traditional Appalachian music: ballads, fiddle tunes and harmonies,with storytelling, shadow puppetry and scrolling illustrations called crankies. Jefferson Hamer and Eamon O’Leary will perform Irish ballads, songs, close harmonies and instrumentals. $10. For more information, contact Liz Toffey, 369-8009, email@example.com.
BOOK SALE sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Amherst. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. On the Amherst Town Common. Free. Repeats Saturday 9 a.m. to
7 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. 253-0633, www.lwvamherst.org.
CREATIVE EXPRESSION THROUGH SONGWRITING, a six-week workshop led by local singer/songwriter Katie Sachs begins today. 2 to 4 p.m. Turners Falls Women’s Resource Center, 41 Third St., Turners Falls. The workshop will cover topics such as diversity in sound, song structure and creative processes. The group experience of learning to listen, play and collaborate together will culminate with a short community reception and, for those women who are comfortable with it or willing to step outside their comfort zone, an opportunity to perform their song. Free. Call Christine at 863-4804 ext. 1003.
HEALING SYMPATHIES: the Living Sculpture of Sacred Elder Samana. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dori’s Place, 186 Main St., Northampton. 584-8187.
e_SDLqTHE LARAMIE PROJECT” continues. See Thursday’s listing.
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE continues, see Thursday’s listing.
“RED STATE OF MARRIAGE” continues. See Thursday’s listing.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: Cinco de Mayo Party. Party begins at 5 p.m. with BTU Pool Table Derby Races, Kentucky Derby at 6 p.m. and then Curly Fingers Dupree plays from 7 to 11 p.m. Corona Buckets of beer, prizes, giveaways, complimentary Mexican munchies, pinata and other games and contests. 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.
EXTRA POINT NIGHTCLUB (located next to Between The Uprights), 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Cinco de Mayo Party begins at 9 p.m. in The Nightclub with DJ Drew spinning the hottest dance music until 1 a.m. Prizes, giveaways, Corona buckets and tequila specials. No cover. 413-863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. The Makem and Spain Brothers. Jennie McAvoy and Michael Nix open. $15, $18. ∎ 10 p.m. Orange Television. $10, $13.www.iheg.com.
PEARL STREET CLUBROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 9 p.m. EatUrAura. Sojourner and Leave It On The Floor opens. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Carrie Ferguson Band with June and the Bee. 9 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
THE ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, Millers Falls: Moonlight and the Charm Brothers. Rock ’n’ roll, rhythm and blues. 9:30 p.m. www.route63roadhouse.com
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Red Sox vs. Texas at 8 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: Kentucky Derby Telecast & Party. 4 p.m. Live viewing. Free; please tip the baristas. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIRST SATURDAY CONTRADANCE, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield, 8 to 11:30 p.m. Wild Asparagus with George Marshall, David Cantieni, Becky Tracy, Ann Percival and guests. 8 to 8:30 p.m., beginners’ workshop; 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., contradance. $10, $8 students. George Marshall, 413-575-6283, email@example.com.
FIRST SATURDAY ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE, Munson Library, 1046 South East St., South Amherst. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Beginners welcome. Bring clean, soft soled shoes. Thal Aylward on fiddle and Carol Compton on piano. $8 admission. For more information, contact Mary Jones at 863-3165. www.amherstecd.org.
SQUARE DANCE, Montague Center Common Hall, 34 Main St., Montague Center, 7 to 10 p.m. $5. Square dance to live old-time music. Music & caller TBD. All welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fairs & Festivals
SENIOR CITIZENS FAIR at the Orange Armory, Orange.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 50-50 raffle, food table, tag sale, coffee, muffins, sandwiches, lottery ticket raffle.
“OUT OF THE STORM: THE HURRICANE OF ’38: THE GALFORD LUMBER CO AND THE TOWN OF NORTHFIELD,” Dickinson Memorial Library, Northfield. 3 p.m. Free. Presented by The Pioneer Valley Institute. The ’38 Hurricane, known as “The Long Island Express,” roared through New England, sweeping away thousands of trees in the floods that followed. The film chronicles the story of the 40 some loggers, employees of the Galford Lumber Co., who left their West Virginia homes and families to live in Northfield, some for as long as two years. The men helped in the clean-up in the wake of this tremendous storm and some of them found wives as well as their daily wages here. The film contains many interviews with both West Virginians and Northfield residents. There will be refreshments.
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, Main Street, Greenfield. Book and Plant Sale. The Friends of the Greenfield Public Library, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This annual sale is held on the front lawn of the library. Potted annuals and perennials will be available for patio and decking displays along with limited and selected flats and six packs of annuals. A set of beautiful handcrafted bookends with gently used gardening books will be raffled. Proceeds benefit landscaping at the library.
PETER SIS, acclaimed author and artist, will present the third annual Barbara Elleman Research Library lecture.
2:30 p.m. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. Sis is the recipient of numerous awards including a MacArthur Fellowship in 2003 and The Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2012, the highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator “whose complete works are judged to have made lasting contributions to children’s literature.” Free with museum admission. 658-1105, www.carlemuseum.org.
AMHERST COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC presents the Amherst Symphony Orchestra’s last installment of it’s yearlong survey “Famous Fifth Symphonies.” 8 p.m. Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amhest College. Tickets $10 general public; $5 seniors, students with Id and children 12 and under. Free for Five College students with ID. Tickets at the door only.
THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Jim Kaminski & Company and Ray Mason in concert. 8 p.m. CD release party for Jim K & Co.; Ray Mason opens. 774-0150, theartsblock.com. Promoters say, “Performing original music ranging from hard-edged blues-rock to soulful grooves and beautiful acoustic tunes, Jim is also a master of the Jam element.”
CUATRO DE MAYO concert of Spanish music featuring Jessica Gelter, Michael Duffin and Bill McKim. 7:30 p.m. House concert will be set in a unique, owner-built residence in Guilford, Vt. Ballads, tangos and Spanish folk-music inspired classical selections written with 20th century style. $15 per person, $10 students. For reservations, call the Friends of Music office at 802-254-3600 or email@example.com.
MISTER G will perform a bilingual children’s concert at Peskeompskut Park, Avenue A, Turners Falls. 10:30 a.m. According to the Washington Post, “Kid-friendly, bilingual rockstar.. Mister G and his guitar will surely make you feel like bailando (dancing)!” His children’s music CDs include Pizza for Breakfast, Bugs and Chocolala. In case of rain, the concert will take place inside Carnegie Library. Part of the Crabapple Blossom Festival. 863-3214.
440 Greenfield Road, Montague. The Suitcase Junket, Adam Klein and Elliot Rayman. 8 p.m., $6 to $10 sliding scale. Promoters had this to say about the performers: “The Suitcase Junket is Matt Lorenz’s one-man-band: overtone-singing americana blues with home-made junk-drums on each foot”; “Adam Klein and The Wildfires, hailing from Athens, Ga., are touring in support of their new album ‘Sky Blue Deville.’ ‘Lonely Americana and country soul ... “Sky Blue Deville” (is) tender and honest, reflects the calm genius of Lyle Lovett’s “Pontiac,”’ Andre Gallant, Athens Banner Herald”; “Elliot Rayman, former valley resident and NYC convert, is coming back to town to share his atmospheric wash of delicate and reflective song.”
ORANGE COMMUNITY BAND’S 35TH ANNUAL EVENING AT THE POPS, Orange Town Hall, 7:30 p.m. The program will include a variety of selections ranging from the traditional to the modern, including a few pieces taken from the old library of the Minute Tapioca Band, a forerunner of the Community Band. These pieces were published around the turn of the previous century. In addition, marches, pop tunes, and even a salute to Motown will be included in the program. The band is assembling a concert booklet to raise funds to purchase new band music. Contact Maureen Riendeau at 978-413-6867 or a band member if you wish to become a patron or advertiser for the Pops program booklet.
PAUL CALCARI’S MUSIC FAMILY REUNION. Last performance by Greenfield High School Music Director Paul Calcari. The program consists of performances by current band and chorus, as well as alumni band and chorus. 7 p.m. Doors open 5 p.m. $10. Greenfield High School auditorium located on Lenox Avenue in Greenfield. 413-772-1350. Reception follows. The school’s parking lot is closed because of construction. There will be a free shuttle from parking at Cherry Rum Plaza, Four Corners Elementary School, Blessed Sacrament Church (221 Federal St.), Greenfield Farmers Cooperative Exchange.
QUABBIN’S GOT TALENT final concert of the season.
6:30 p.m. First Congregational Parish, Unitarian in Petersham. A coffeehouse showcase of talent of all ages sponsored by the Petersham Cultural Council. Cash and other prizes awarded. Talent and donations welcome. For more information, contact Genevieve Fraser at 978-544-1872 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEVE GILLETTE AND CINDY MANGSEN in concert.
7 p.m. Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst. Gillette and Mangsen have been performing together for more than 20 years. Described as “one of the best songwriters in the folk idiom” by Sing Out Magazine. $18, $15 seniors and children under 13.
TONY TRISCHKA BAND with Bruce Stockwell in concert. 7:30 p.m. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. Trischka was named International Bluegrass Music Association Banjo Player of the Year. $18 general, $16 students and seniors. For ticket reservations and informatin, call 802-254-9276.
AFTERNOON TEA hosted by Deborah Kent. 4 to 6 p.m. Wheeler Memorial Library,
49 East Main St., Orange. Following the tea, she will present a travelogue slide show about her 2010 trio to England and Scotland. Attend in appropriate Afternoon Tea attire, if you wish, and learn about the famous English custom of Afternoon Tea. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the library. Suggested donation $20. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Libraries. For more information, call 978-544-2495.
AMHERST INVITATIONAL ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Come watch over 30 teams from across the U.S. compete in the oldest and most prestigious high school ultimate tournament in the world in Amherst, the birthplace of Ultimate. Amherst Regional High and Middle Schools and UMass UltAmherst Regional High & Middle Schools & UMass Ultimate Fields in Amherst. Free. www.facebook.com/
ART WALK IN SHELBURNE FALLS, 4 to 8 p.m. New exhibitions, meet-and-greet with artists, studio demonstrations, art on the streets, interactive art, live music, champagne receptions, and yummy restaurant specials. “Art Walk” shoes will lead you through dozens of shops, galleries, and restaurants. Also, rides on a historic trolley.
GREENFIELD FARMERS MARKET at Court Square, Greenfield. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 25 vendors offering a variety of locally grown and produced farm products and locally made crafts. Starter vegetable plants hanging baskets, perennial and annual flower plants, herb plants and culinary herbs, mixed greens, baby spinach, microgreens, honey, maple syrup, homemade jams, fresh baked breads, cookies, grass-fed lamb, beef, goat and pork, locally raised poultry and new this year sustainable Cape Cod fish and more. Check the website at www.greenfieldfarmersmarket.com for vendors, entertainment and events at the market. Every Saturday through Fall.
80 Old Main St., Deerfield.
www.historic-deerfield.org, 413-775-7127. ∎ “Three Bags Full: All About Wool.” History Workshop. 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.
MOTHER’S DAY FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT at Whole Foods Market, 327 Russell St., Hadley.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Suggested donation of $5 to Whole Kids Foundation.
NORTH QUABBIN ARTS IN BLOOM FEST, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A celebration of spring: traditional May Pole braiding, entertainers, food vendors, artisans, children’s crafts and more. Rain or shine. Held in Butterfield Park, East River Street, Orange.
TURNERS FALLS CRABAPPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL continues, see Thursday’s listing.
e_SDLqTHE LARAMIE PROJECT” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE continues, see Thursday’s listing.
“RED STATE OF MARRIAGE” continues. See Thursday’s listing. Hello, please find below information about the Young Shakespeare Players East-New England’s upcoming performances at the Hooker Dunham Theater in Brattleboro. We invite you to share this information with our community, and to join us and cover the great work of these dedicated young actors. Thank you!
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Red Sox vs. Rangers at 3 p.m. NASCAR from Talledega at 1 p.m., PGA Wells Fargo Championship at 3 p.m. plus NBA and NHL Playoff Action on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Alex Bartlett. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Texas at 3 p.m. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports Bar. 773-8313.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: June & the Bee. 2:30 p.m. Brother-sister group from Amherst. Eli (the Bee) strums guitar and Emma June the ukulele. Folk. Free; please tip the baristas. 625-6292, email@example.com.
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 musical 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: 7:30 p.m. Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares presents its eighth concert featuring Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom. $15 at the door. The ensemble includes Allison Miller, drums, Kirk Knuffke, trumpet, Myra Melford, piano and Todd Sickafoose, bass. 774-0150, theartsblock.com. Promoters tell us that Miller, who is also a composer, performs with a wide range artists in a variety of styles. In addition to leading her band, BOOM TIC BOOM, and co-leading Honey Ear Trio with Rene Hart and Erik Lawrence, and Eskelin/Deutsch/Millerwith Ellery Eskelin and Erik Deutsch, Miller tours with songwriters Ani DiFranco, Brandi Carlile and Natalie Merchant.
THE HAPPY VALLEY CHILDREN’S CHORUS, spring concert. First Congregational Church, 165 Main Street, Amherst. 1:30 p.m. The chorus, under the direction of Dorothy Cresswell, consists of 19 young singers from Amherst, Pelham, Leverett, Granby, Hadley, and Belchertown. The chorus will sing a cheerful and comical repertoire with themes of friendship, unity, freedom, sustainability and lollipops, say promoters. Free, but donations are welcome for future singers. 413-323-9383.
WOODY GUTHRIE’S MUSIC, with singer Frankie Fuchs, a concert for the entire family. The Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst, 2 p.m., in the Woodbury Room. Free. Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) is best known as an American singer-songwriter and folk musician, whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political and children’s songs, and traditional ballads. Fuchs is a personal friend of the Guthrie family since childhood and has teamed with the Guthrie children to produce over 40 of Woody’s songs. 413-259-3090
AMHERST INVITATIONAL ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT, concludes. See Saturday’s listing.
ANTIQUE TRUCK SHOW, Western Mass. Chapter A.T.C.A. at Yankee Candle Corp. Headquarters, Yankee Candle Way, off Routes 5 & 10, South Deerfield. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission and parking. Raffles, door prizes and food. All size antique trucks welcome. For more information, call 665-4735.
HISTORIC DEERFIELD, “Three Bags Full: All About Wool” History Workshop continues, see Saturday’s listing.
INTRODUCTION TO ZEN MEDITATION, Green River Zen Center, 177 Ripley Road, Montague, 2 to 3:30 p.m. May also stay for service at 4. Free; donation welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.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.
YIDDISH BOOK CENTER open house. 1021 West St., Amherst. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guided tours of the center’s exhibits, demonstration of the Yiddish Print Shop equipment and the Steven Spielberg Digital Scanning Station, and the presentation of the 2013 Melinda Rosenbt Lecture by Deborah Dash Moore, “City of Promises: A New History of New York Jews.” Free. yiddishbookcenter.org.
ZUMBA PARTY at Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Hosted by MEGAdance Fitness with Megan Shaw and DJ Bobby C. To benefit NELCWIT. Raffles. $10. www.facebook.com/megadancefitness.
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE concludes, see Thursday’s listing.
“RED STATE OF MARRIAGE” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Twins vs. Red Sox at 7 p.m. plus NHL and NBA Playoff Action on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Dessa. Chris Gonzalez and Brick + Mortar open. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Dada Dino’s open mic. 8 p.m. Sign-ups starting at 7:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Minnesota 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.
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.
ORGAN CONCERT by Quentin and Mary Murrell Faulkner. Saint James Episcopal Church, 8 Church St., Greenfield. 7 p.m. The date coincides with an international celebration of the 850th anniversary of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, so the program will feature works composed by Notre Dame organists over the centuries. Part of the church’s bicentennial events. 413-773-3925.
FREE SOUP & GAMES NIGHT, Hope & Olive, 44 Hope St., Greenfield. 7 to 7:30 p.m. A monthly benefit the first Monday of each month. People come and enjoy a free buffet of soups and breads and buy a drink from the bar, if they wish, and sit down to play games or chat. Donations support under-funded community organizations.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer Red Sox vs. Twins at 7 p.m. NHL and NBA playoff action on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Trampled Under Foot. Eli Catlin opens. $10, $13. ∎ 10 p.m. Latin Night. No Cover. www.iheg.com.
PEARL STREET CLUBROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8 p.m. Youth Lagoon. Majical Cloudz opens. $13, $15. www.iheg.com.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Minnesota 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.
MAP TALK and presentation by local historian and map collector David Allen about Greenfield history, including glimpses of notable St. James clergy and parishioners from the past. Saint James Episcopal Church, 8 Church St., Greenfield. 7 p.m. Part of the church’s bicentennial events. 413-773-3925.
TURNERS FALLS CRABAPPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL continues, see Thursday’s listing.
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. Eliza Gilkyson with Jim Henry. Peter Case opens. $16, $19.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Come meet celebrity bartender Ryanne Beaulieu from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All proceeds from tips and raffle prizes go to “the Relay for Life.” Red Sox vs Minnesota 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, email@example.com.
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.
MIDWEEK MUSIC at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Hope and Main streets, Greenfield. Wednesdays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Today: Katherine Baker, violin, Harry Seelig, piano Beethoven Sonata No. 10. $3 to $10 donation suggested. Make checks payable to Mid Week Music in care of All Souls Church, P.O. 542, Greenfield, MA 01302.
ELISE SCHLAIKJER will talk briefly about labyrinths, and there will be an invitation to walk a labyrinth on the church lawn by candle light. Saint James Episcopal Church, 8 Church St., Greenfield. 7 p.m. Part of the church’s bicentennial events. 413-773-3925.