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Arts & Entertainment Calendar: May 16 through May 22

  • Submitted photo<br/>‘Follow the Threads’<br/>There will be a vintage fashion show Sunday at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Featuring area people as models, the show is being held in conjunction with a Poctumtuck Valley Memorial Association exhibit on America’s Jewish immigrants and the birth of the garment industry. You can learn more under Sunday’s “Potpourri” listing.

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    ‘Follow the Threads’
    There will be a vintage fashion show Sunday at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Featuring area people as models, the show is being held in conjunction with a Poctumtuck Valley Memorial Association exhibit on America’s Jewish immigrants and the birth of the garment industry. You can learn more under Sunday’s “Potpourri” listing.

  • Submitted photo<br/>‘Root Hog or Die’<br/>Made nearly four decades ago, this documentary introduces you to Franklin County farmers who worked the land with horses. Created by filmmaker Rawn Fulton, who lives in Bernardston, it is beautifully filmed and leaves it up to the farmers themselves to introduce you to their lives. Recently remastered and back in circulation, the film has a showing in Warwick on Friday and will also be screened Friday and Saturday by Pothole Pictures at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls. Fulton will be present at Memorial Hall Saturday night to participate in a panel discussion with area farmers. See Friday’s “Films” listing.

    Submitted photo
    ‘Root Hog or Die’
    Made nearly four decades ago, this documentary introduces you to Franklin County farmers who worked the land with horses. Created by filmmaker Rawn Fulton, who lives in Bernardston, it is beautifully filmed and leaves it up to the farmers themselves to introduce you to their lives. Recently remastered and back in circulation, the film has a showing in Warwick on Friday and will also be screened Friday and Saturday by Pothole Pictures at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls. Fulton will be present at Memorial Hall Saturday night to participate in a panel discussion with area farmers. See Friday’s “Films” listing.

  • Submitted photo<br/>Anti-Racism Film Festival<br/>Now in its 11th year, this free festival features three films that will be shown at All Souls Church in Greenfield Saturday. Discussions and events after each screening will explore the subjects raised. Community meals are also scheduled. Pictured is a scene from “Divided We Fall,” an award-winning documentary made following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Organizers say it was “filmed by a young Sikh woman and her brother, Valarie Kaur and Shavat Kaju (Sikhs are not Muslim, but Indian of the Sikh faith.  However, because the Sikhs wear head gear they are often mistaken for Muslims.)” See “Films” for more details.

    Submitted photo
    Anti-Racism Film Festival
    Now in its 11th year, this free festival features three films that will be shown at All Souls Church in Greenfield Saturday. Discussions and events after each screening will explore the subjects raised. Community meals are also scheduled. Pictured is a scene from “Divided We Fall,” an award-winning documentary made following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Organizers say it was “filmed by a young Sikh woman and her brother, Valarie Kaur and Shavat Kaju (Sikhs are not Muslim, but Indian of the Sikh faith. However, because the Sikhs wear head gear they are often mistaken for Muslims.)” See “Films” for more details.

  • “RED STATE OF MARRIAGE” Featuring area comic actresses Julie Waggoner and Jeannine Haas. 7 p.m. Arts Block, Fourth Floor, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 7:30 p.m. The play continues Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $20. www.theartsblock.com. 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. This new play by Peter Shelburne mixes comedy and drama. The actors will take on not just multiple roles: They’ll each take turns playing several of those same roles. This show played recently to full houses in Northampton.<br/>

    “RED STATE OF MARRIAGE” Featuring area comic actresses Julie Waggoner and Jeannine Haas. 7 p.m. Arts Block, Fourth Floor, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 7:30 p.m. The play continues Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $20. www.theartsblock.com. 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. This new play by Peter Shelburne mixes comedy and drama. The actors will take on not just multiple roles: They’ll each take turns playing several of those same roles. This show played recently to full houses in Northampton.

  • PIONEER VALLEY SYMPHONY presents its final concert of the season titled “Mozart and Mahler at the Movies.” Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Greenfield High School, Lenox Avenue, Greenfied. Works that have been performed in movies as varied as “Runaway Bride” and “The Accompanist.” Includes Mozart “Marriage of Figaro Overture” and “Vesperae solenne de confessore” and Mahler Symphony No. 4.  $20 adults, $17 seniors/students, $6 children, on the Web, at 413-773-3664, or bought at the door.  For reservations, call 773-3664 or go to pvso.org. Tickets also at World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield, Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls, Amherst Books in Amherst, and Broadside Books in Northampton. <br/>

    PIONEER VALLEY SYMPHONY presents its final concert of the season titled “Mozart and Mahler at the Movies.” Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Greenfield High School, Lenox Avenue, Greenfied. Works that have been performed in movies as varied as “Runaway Bride” and “The Accompanist.” Includes Mozart “Marriage of Figaro Overture” and “Vesperae solenne de confessore” and Mahler Symphony No. 4. $20 adults, $17 seniors/students, $6 children, on the Web, at 413-773-3664, or bought at the door. For reservations, call 773-3664 or go to pvso.org. Tickets also at World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield, Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls, Amherst Books in Amherst, and Broadside Books in Northampton.

  • ERIC GOODCHILD will give a bagpipe recital to benefit First Congregational Church of Shelburne’s Music Fund. Sunday, 6 p.m. First Congregational Church of Shelburne, Common Road, Shelburne. The program will include traditional highland bagpipe music, a brief history of the Highland Bagpipes and commentary on the pieces performed. Marches, hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, reels and piobaireachd — the classical music of the bagpipe. Admission cost is a donation to the Music Fund. Refreshments served. <br/>

    ERIC GOODCHILD will give a bagpipe recital to benefit First Congregational Church of Shelburne’s Music Fund. Sunday, 6 p.m. First Congregational Church of Shelburne, Common Road, Shelburne. The program will include traditional highland bagpipe music, a brief history of the Highland Bagpipes and commentary on the pieces performed. Marches, hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, reels and piobaireachd — the classical music of the bagpipe. Admission cost is a donation to the Music Fund. Refreshments served.

  • Submitted photo<br/>‘Follow the Threads’<br/>There will be a vintage fashion show Sunday at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Featuring area people as models, the show is being held in conjunction with a Poctumtuck Valley Memorial Association exhibit on America’s Jewish immigrants and the birth of the garment industry. You can learn more under Sunday’s “Potpourri” listing.
  • Submitted photo<br/>‘Root Hog or Die’<br/>Made nearly four decades ago, this documentary introduces you to Franklin County farmers who worked the land with horses. Created by filmmaker Rawn Fulton, who lives in Bernardston, it is beautifully filmed and leaves it up to the farmers themselves to introduce you to their lives. Recently remastered and back in circulation, the film has a showing in Warwick on Friday and will also be screened Friday and Saturday by Pothole Pictures at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls. Fulton will be present at Memorial Hall Saturday night to participate in a panel discussion with area farmers. See Friday’s “Films” listing.
  • Submitted photo<br/>Anti-Racism Film Festival<br/>Now in its 11th year, this free festival features three films that will be shown at All Souls Church in Greenfield Saturday. Discussions and events after each screening will explore the subjects raised. Community meals are also scheduled. Pictured is a scene from “Divided We Fall,” an award-winning documentary made following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Organizers say it was “filmed by a young Sikh woman and her brother, Valarie Kaur and Shavat Kaju (Sikhs are not Muslim, but Indian of the Sikh faith.  However, because the Sikhs wear head gear they are often mistaken for Muslims.)” See “Films” for more details.
  • “RED STATE OF MARRIAGE” Featuring area comic actresses Julie Waggoner and Jeannine Haas. 7 p.m. Arts Block, Fourth Floor, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 7:30 p.m. The play continues Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $20. www.theartsblock.com. 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. This new play by Peter Shelburne mixes comedy and drama. The actors will take on not just multiple roles: They’ll each take turns playing several of those same roles. This show played recently to full houses in Northampton.<br/>
  • PIONEER VALLEY SYMPHONY presents its final concert of the season titled “Mozart and Mahler at the Movies.” Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Greenfield High School, Lenox Avenue, Greenfied. Works that have been performed in movies as varied as “Runaway Bride” and “The Accompanist.” Includes Mozart “Marriage of Figaro Overture” and “Vesperae solenne de confessore” and Mahler Symphony No. 4.  $20 adults, $17 seniors/students, $6 children, on the Web, at 413-773-3664, or bought at the door.  For reservations, call 773-3664 or go to pvso.org. Tickets also at World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield, Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls, Amherst Books in Amherst, and Broadside Books in Northampton. <br/>
  • ERIC GOODCHILD will give a bagpipe recital to benefit First Congregational Church of Shelburne’s Music Fund. Sunday, 6 p.m. First Congregational Church of Shelburne, Common Road, Shelburne. The program will include traditional highland bagpipe music, a brief history of the Highland Bagpipes and commentary on the pieces performed. Marches, hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, reels and piobaireachd — the classical music of the bagpipe. Admission cost is a donation to the Music Fund. Refreshments served. <br/>

Thursday 16

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Open Mic Night with Dan, Kip and Schultzy from Curly Fingers Dupree at 8:30 p.m. plus Red Sox vs. Rays and NHL and NBA Playoffs on 14 HDTVs. No Cover. 413-863-2882

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Stephane Wrembel. $17.50, $20. ∎ 10 p.m. Hortonia. Pale Cowboy opens. $8, $10. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Half Shaved Jazz. Night Out in Turners. See turnersfallsrivercultur.org. 8 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay 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.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Knitting Circle at the Greenfield Public Library, 10 a.m. Bring your project to the LeVanway Meeting Room and join with other knitters to talk about knitting, crafts, and books. Free. ∎ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. the library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Friday for a Writer’s Lunch. This is a self-directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through lunch. Bring your own lunch and beverage. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details. ∎ Spring Crafts with Lori Gordon. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Using natural materials, Gordon works with young students with cloth, wood and fiber art. For ages 7 and up. Free. In the LeVanway Meeting Room.

Music

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.

THE WINDHAM ORCHESTRA performs its season finale, “Beethoven in Vermont.” 7:30 p.m. the Putntey School, Putney, Vt. Under the direction of maestro Hugh Keelan, the orchestra performs works both old and new, as Beethoven’s works are joined by the premiere of local composer James Adams’ Concertino for Tuba. Repeats Sunday at 3 p.m. at Latchis Theater in Brattleboro, Vt. Tickets $15 general, $10 students and seniors or call 802-25-4523, www.bmcvt.org.

Potpourri

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.

Theater

“RED STATE OF MARRIAGE” Featuring area comic actresses Julie Waggoner and Jeannine Haas. 7 p.m. Arts Block, Fourth Floor, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 7:30 p.m. The play continues Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $20. www.theartsblock.com. 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. This new play by Peter Shelburne mixes comedy and drama. The actors will take on not just multiple roles: They’ll each take turns playing several of those same roles. This show played recently to full houses in Northampton.

Friday 17

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Friday Night Karaoke with Dirty Johnny from 9 p.m. until midnight plus Red Sox vs. Twins, NBA and NHL playoffs 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, hip-hop, music from the 1990s right up to today spun by DJ J-ill from 10 p.m. until closing. No cover. 413-863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. California Guitar Trio. $17.50, $20. ∎ 10 p.m. Hersin and Yonas. Dylan Reese. $12, $14. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Fresh Beets for Red Fire Farm. Old School dance party. 9:30 p.m. $5 donation. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls: Bigfoot Melvin Band. Classic rock. 9:30 p.m.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Red Sox vs. Minnesota at 8 p.m. Friday night madness with Big Dan in the sports bar. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.

Coffeehouses

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 8 p.m. Mark Nomad. Nomad’s blues have been tempered by years of living and experience; expressed by the plaintive cry of a bottleneck on acoustic guitar or the driving funk of his electric band. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

AMHERST INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: Every Friday night, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Bangs Community Center, Boltwood Walk, Amherst Center. Dances from the Balkans, Middle Eastern Europe, more. You need not bring a partner. Live music first Fridays of the month. Some teaching. Beginners welcome. Donation. 549-6748.
www.amherstfolkdancing.org.

DOUBLE CONTRA DANCE with callers Will Mentor and Adina Gordon and music by Nor’easter and Heathen Creek. Guiding Star Grange Hall, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 7:30 to midnight. Sliding scale admission $8 to $12. Dessert potluck at the break. All are welcome, with or without a partner. No previous dance experience necessary. 518-338-8827 or noreasterdanceband@gmail.com for more info.

EASTERN-STYLE, singing call square dance. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Chesterfield Senior Center Hall. Music provided by Fall Town String Band with Bob Livingston guest caller. All welcome — veteran square dancers or those wanting to learn. Soft sole shoes requested. $8 donation Final dance of the spring season.

Films

“ROOT HOG OR DIE,” the Franklin County documentary film, originally released nearly 40 years ago, about the last of the old-time horse farmers in western Massachusetts, has multiple screenings this week. ∎ 7 p.m., Warwick Historical Society and Arts Council showing in Town Hall as part of Warwick’s 250th anniversary. ∎ Pothole Pictures, Memorial Hall Theater, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. There will be live music at 7 p.m. both nights. Filmmaker Rawn Fulton and a panel of local farmers will lead a community conversation on Saturday evening about farming past and present. The panel will include farmers and local families whose experience stretches back for generations and who are connected to many of the farmers featured in “Root Hog or Die” — Jim Wholey and the Dole family of Shelburne, and Al Pieropan of Ashfield. Contemporary farmers with long family roots in Franklin County also include Faith and Peter Williams representing the Our Family Farms dairy cooperative and John and Carolyn Wheeler of Wheelview Farm. Newer arrivals to Franklin County farming include Paul Lacinski and Amy Klippenstein of Side Hill Farm in Hawley and David Fisher and Anna Maclay of New Roots CSA in Conway. New Roots brings the horse-powered farming tradition back to Franklin County in a new form — community supported agriculture. A recent Mohawk High School graduate will represent the new generation of young farmers revitalizing agriculture in Franklin County. According to Pothole Pictures coordinator Fred DeVecca, “Rawn Fulton’s film provides a vibrant and down-to-earth historical context for the resurgence of local agriculture, CSAs and micro-farming in Franklin County today. It’s a piece of film art about our neighbors as elegantly simple as Shaker furniture.” The film had its first national broadcast in 1978 on PBS. Fulton has lived in Bernardston for four decades since making “Root Hog or Die” at age 26 and makes a wide range of movies with his own company, Searchlight Films. The late folklorist Alan Lomax described Fulton’s film as “a significant contribution to American oral history.” Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for kids under 12. Pre-purchased season tickets are also accepted.
www.shelburnefallsmemorialhall.org.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Mother Goose on the Loose. 11 a.m. Join the happy circle with Kay Lyons at a lap-sit story hour for children age 3 and under. Rhymes, songs and movement games make up this story time style popularized by author Betsy Diamand-Cohen. ∎ Writers’ Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. Self-directed. Tuesdays through Fridays. Bring your own lunch and beverage. ∎ Open for Business. 2 p.m. Reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace in the LeVanway Meeting room Mondays and Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

Literary

NORTHAMPTON POET ANNIE WOODHULL will be reading from her new work, “Night with its Owl,” at 7:30 p.m. at A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton. (Editor’s note: The day of the reading was incorrect on Saturday’s Book page.)

THIRD FRIDAY OPEN PROSE AND POETRY, Arms Library, Bridge and Main streets, Shelburne Falls. 7 p.m. Arrive before to sign up for a five-minute open mic slot; one 10-minute slot is available as well. Listeners welcome. Free. Refreshments; handicap accessible from downstairs. 625-0306.

Music

BLUE ROCK RESTAURANT, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Blue Rock Friday Night Jazz with Ron Freshly on sax and Karl Rausch on guitar. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. No cover. Reservations recommended 625-8133, www.thebluerockrestaurant.com.

Potpourri

CIRCUS FOR SURVIVORS workshops at New England Center for Circus Arts, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, Vt. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by Forest Moon: Lighting a Path Through Cancer. Free and open to anyone living with a cancer diagnosis at any stage and their families. Call Pam Roberts at 625-2402 or pam@forestmoon.org.

RESRATIVE YOGA at Community Yoga and Wellness Center, 16 Federal St., second floor, Greenfield. 5:30 to 7 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 backbends, twists and inverted postures to cultivate profound rest and deep relaxation. All levels welcome. To register call 774-4700 or email info@community-yoga.com. www.community-yoga.com. $15.

Theater

“DEATHTRAP” presented by Vermont Theatre Co. at Evening Star Grange, Dummerston, Vt. 7:30 p.m. The play continues Saturday and May 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday and May 26 at 3 p.m. the story of a famous writer of comic thrillers who tries to break out of a career slump by taking the manuscript of a former student of his and calling it his own. $12 general admission, $10 seniors and students. From Interstate 91 Exit 3: Travel North on Route 5 for about 1 mile. Bear left onto the Middle Road. Proceed 3.7 miles on this winding, climbing road to Dummerston Center to the “Stop” sign. This is the junction of the East-West Road and the Middle Road. The grange is on the right. For reservations, call 802-258-1344 or email vtcreservations@gmail.com.

“THE LITTLE MERMAID, ” Disney’s musical, presented by Starlight’s Youth Theatre. 7 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Repeats Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Featuring a double cast of more than 100 children representing 30 plus communities throughout the Pioneer Valley. Tickets $12 students and seniors, $16 adults. For tickets call 584-9032 Ext. 105, or go to www.academyofmusictheatre.tix.com.

“A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” by William Shakespeare, presented by New Renaissance Players. 7:30 p.m. The Shea Theater, Avenue A, Turners Falls. Continues Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $10 and free for all persons 18 and under. Free tickets available at the box office only. All proceeds benefit the Shea Theater. Tickets can be purchased online at theshea.org or by calling 863-2281.

“NIGHT MUST FALL,” psychological thriller by Emlyn Williams presented by the Barre Players, 64 Common St., Barre. Continues Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday and May 19 at 2 p.m., and May 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. $14 general, $12 seniors, $10 students and $7 children 12 and younger. For reservations or information, call 978-355-2096 or visit barreplayerstheater.com.

“RED STATE OF MARRIAGE” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

Saturday 18

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: 413-863-2882. BTU’s 5th Anniversary Party. Outdoor Party with live music, outdoor liquor license, outdoor seating, Cornhole Tournament. Outdoor area opens at noon, music begins with Scott Kuzmeskus, 2 to 4 p.m. Curly Fingers Dupree 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. DJ Drew in The Extra Point Nightclub spins all your requests plus the best in hip-hop, dance, Top 40 starting at 10 p.m. No cover. Come celebrate Big Lew’s 5th anniversary as owner of BTU. 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. See the above listing for Between the Uprights. No cover. 413-863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Dougie MacLean. $35, $40. ∎ 10 p.m. The Humble Patients. Hot Dirt. $8, $10. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Tawdry. Rockit Queer with mystery guest DJ. 9:30 p.m. $3. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

THE ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, Millers Falls: Turn It Loose. Classic rock. 9:30 p.m. www.route63roadhouse.com

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Red Sox vs. Minnesota at 7 p.m. Saturday night madness with Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Fancy Trash. The folks at Mocha Maya’s tell us this band works the line between rock and folk, blending a non-traditional sensibility with the tradition of acoustic instruments to make something unique: spazzy folk-tinged acoustic indie rock.
8 p.m. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

WENDELL FULL MOON COFFEEHOUSE, Old Town Hall, Wendell center. Open mic at 7:30 p.m. Music by The Wildcat O’Halloran Band. Fun-filled blues. Also, the Pioneer Valley’s only Dessert-O-Rama. Family friendly. $6 to $15. For open mic sign up, directions and more information visit www.wendellfullmoon.org. Final coffeehouse of the season. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column, Page D4.

Dance

AMHERST BALLET: Dance Through Time. 4 and 7 p.m. Ballet and modern works with 30-plus dancers. Lower class concert and “Alice in Wonderland” original ballet at 1. Bowker Auditorium, UMass-Amherst. Tickets $18 adults, $10 children 3 to 17. 1 p.m. tickets may also be used at 4 and 7 p.m. performance.
www.amherstballet.org, 549-1555.

BENEFIT CONTRA DANCE, And Sometimes Y Manx Morris, a teen dance group, to fund a cultural exchange trip to the Isle of Man. The contra will be at Normal Hall, Laurel Park, Northampton, with caller Isabella Diemand, and an All Comers Band lead by Hope Leary. 5 to 8 p.m., with Manx dancing during the break by And Sometimes Y. Sliding scale fee $8 to 12 per person. All proceeds go directly to And Sometimes Y.

Films

ANNUAL ANTI-RACISM FILM FESTIVAL at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Hope and Main streets, Greenfield. ∎ 1:30 p.m. “Divided We Fall.” The documentary offers lessons learned from 9/11, filmed by a young Sikh woman and her brother. After the film, there will be a discussion led by Momadou Sarr, a member of the Greenfield Human Rights Council. ∎ 3:30 p.m., “Slavery by Another Name” highlights the use of forced prison labor during the post Civil War period of “reconstruction” era and well into the 20th century. Followed by a discussion facilitated by Tony Derricotte. ∎ 6:30 p.m., “Older Than America” which is about the practice that was encouraged until recently, to remove Native American children from their birth families and put them in boarding schools that were designed to undermine their Native heritage, language, religious beliefs and self image. Not for small children. Lunch from noon to 1 p.m. at the Stone Soup “Pay What You Can” Cafe; Local foods supper served at 5:30 p.m. ($4 to $10 donation). Admission to all films free. Child care provided for the first two films. For questions, call Molly Chambers at 2-0003 or Pam Kelly at 475-3605.

“ROOT HOG OR DIE,” see Friday’s listing.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, Main Street, Greenfield. Wizard of Oz party. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Dress as your favorite character from Oz and come to the front door of the children’s room to start a new journey in the library’s “Experience the Book” series of parties. To get a number and be judged by your old friends from Oz, come to the front of the library at 3:45 p.m. Sign in and help draw the yellow brick road. Parachute games, costume contest and treats from the Emerald City. Free. For information and to sign up, contact Kay Lyons in the children’s room at 772-1544 ext. 5 or register at the kids’ desk. Suggested for ages 7 and up; younger children with parents welcome.
www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org.

Music

FISHTANK ENSEMBLE, California-based, world music quartet, in concert. 7:30 p.m. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. High-energy mix of Romanian, Gypsy jazz, flamenco, Balkan, Turkish, Greek and tango influenced music. $15 general, $13 students and seniors. For reservation and information, call 802-254-9276 or go to www.fishtankensemble.com and www.twilightmusic.org.

THE KEENE CHESHIREMEN’S annual spring show, “The Magic of Barbershop” will take place at 7 p.m. at Monadnock Regional High School in Swanzey, N.H. The quartet On Air, winner of Northeastern District Competition, will perform. Tickets at the door or in advance. Call 877-312-7467 or www.cheshiremen.org.

MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague: M. Masics, Passerine and Dredd Foole in concert. 8 p.m. Masics founded Dinosaur Jr. and has created some of the era’s singnature songs, albums and styles. Passerine is Eric Gagne from Redwing Blackbird, Death to Tyrants and Dweller on the Threshold. Mellow, stoned songs from the woods of New Hampshire. Dredd Foole is a singer-guitarist both ferocious and gentle. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 367-9206,
www.montaguebookmill.com.

PIONEER VALLEY SYMPHONY presents its final concert of the season titled “Mozart and Mahler at the Movies.” 7:30 p.m. Greenfield High School, Lenox Avenue, Greenfied. Works that have been performed in movies as varied as “Runaway Bride” and “The Accompanist.” Includes Mozart “Marriage of Figaro Overture” and “Vesperae solenne de confessore” and Mahler Symphony No. 4. $20 adults, $17 seniors/students, $6 children, on the Web, at 413-773-3664, or bought at the door. For reservations, call 773-3664 or go to pvso.org. Tickets also at World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield, Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls, Amherst Books in Amherst, and Broadside Books in Northampton.

Potpourri

BRIDGE OF FLOWERS plant sale. 9 a.m. to noon at Trinity Church’s Baptist Lot on Main Street, Shelburne Falls. Plants are lovingly divided and potted from the bridge. Unique gardening-related items also for sale. Rain or shine. The sale/festival is a major fund raiser to keep the bridge breathtaking. Rain or shine.

EMILY DICKINSON POETRY WALK and Open House. 1 to 4 p.m. Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst. The poetry walk begins at 1 p.m. in the Homestead garden and proceeds through Amherst, stopping at sites significant in Dickinson’s life, including the Evergreens, First Congregational Church, the site of her North Pleasant Street home and the poet’s grave in West cemetery. At the cemetery, everyone can join in a light-hearted toast to Dickinson. Anyone who would like to read one of her poems should arrive at the Homestead at 12:45 p.m. to receive an assignment. Open house from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The Homestead and The Evergreens will be open for self-guided tours during that time. 542-5084, emilydickinsonmuseum.org.

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.

HISTORIC DEERFIELD, 80 Old Main St., Deerfield.
www.historic-deerfield.org, 413-775-7127. ∎ “Three Bags Full: All About Wool.” History Workshop. Every Saturday and Sunday, 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.

TOTALLY TREE-MENDOUS TREES. 10 a.m. to noon, on the front lawn of Second Congregational Church, Greenfield. Receive a free tree and seeds to take home and plant. Children can have fun with some tree activities including making cool tree costumes, tree cards, and coloring sheets about trees. Master gardeners will be next door at the Farmers Market to do free soil testing. Bring a leaf from a tree at home for leaf and tree identification.

Theater

“DEATHTRAP” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“NIGHT MUST FALL” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“RED STATE OF MARRIAGE” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

Sunday 19

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Red Sox vs. Twins, NBA and NHL Playoffs, PGA Byron Nelson Championship on 14 HDTVs.
863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. the Diamond Collection: Tribute to Neil Diamond. $15, $20. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: ∎ 6 p.m. Linda Cunningham Reading & Book party. Free. ∎ 9 p.m. The Stone Coyotes. Rock. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D4.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Minnesota at 2 p.m. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports Bar. 773-8313.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Ray Mason. 2:30 p.m. Mason tells stories in his songs and has given more sage advice to young musicians than anyone can imagine. He is often called the “godfather of the New England” music scene. Free; please tip the baristas. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Literary

MATTHEW DICKS, nationally acclaimed novelist, will speak about and read from his three novels. 6:30 p.m. Boswell’s Books, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Best selling author Jodi Picoult says of Dick’s most recent novel, “Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend,” “It has been a long time since I read a book that has captured me so completely.”

Music

ERIC GOODCHILD will give a bagpipe recital to benefit First Congregational Church of Shelburne’s Music Fund. 6 p.m. First Congregational Church of Shelburne, Common Road, Shelburne. The program will include traditional highland bagpipe music, a brief history of the Highland Bagpipes and commentary on the pieces performed. Marches, hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, reels and piobaireachd — the classical music of the bagpipe. Admission cost is a donation to the Music Fund. Refreshments served.

GREENFIELD HARMONY community chorus will present its annual spring concert. 4 p.m. Second Congregational Church, Court Square, Greenfield. Eclectic concert of world music. The multi-generational community chorus is directed by Mary Cay Brass with special guest Kathy Bullock. Tickets $14 adults, $10 seniors and student. For information contact mcbrass@vermontel.net and www.marycaybrass.com.

THE PROVIDENCE MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA Locally sourced with Michael Nix, mandolin, premiere of “Michael’s Prayer” (for the victims of terror.) 3 p.m. Peterborough Town Hall, Peterborough. $15 at the door. www.facebook.com/pages/Providence-Mandolin-Orchestra.

ROSIE FANALE, pianist and multi instrumentalist in concert. 2:30 p.m. Trinity Church, Severance Street, Shelburne Falls. She reads poetry of great masters (Rumi and Hafiz today) and follows it by playing improvised piano responses coming from the feelings and inspiration produced by the poetry itself. Since 1990 she was mentored by world-renowned and Grammy winning cellist David Darling, director of the world-wide music improvisional program Music For People. Free. See Joseph Marcello’s Encores & Curtain Calls column Page D5.

WINDHAM ORCHESTRA performs at Latchis Theater in Brattleboro, Vt. 3 p.m. “Beethoven in Vermont” repeats. See Thursday’s listing.

Potpourri

“FOLLOW THE THREAD,” a vintage fashion show. 4 to 6:30 p.m. Frontier Regional School, 113 Main St., South Deerfield. Thirty-five area people will model clothing from 1860 to 1960. Free. Donations appreciated. Held in conjunction with a “Follow the Thread” exhibit, May 18 through June 23, at the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association’s Memorial Hall Museum, 8 Memorial St., Deerfield. Produced by Jacqueline Cooper, the fashion show and exhibit tell the story of America’s Jewish Immigrants and the birth of the garment industry. In May, the exhibit is open weekends, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In June, it is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

HISTORIC DEERFIELD, “Three Bags Full: All About Wool” History Workshop continues, see Saturday’s listing.

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.

ST. JAMES BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION continues with a Pentecost parade from the town common at 9:45 p.m. Morris Dancers and barbecue on the church lawn at 11:30 a.m. St. James Church, Church Street, Greenfield. 773-3925.

TROLLEY TRAINING DAY. The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum is recruiting volunteers to help with its trolley car operations, particularly people over 16 years old who would like to learn to be motormen, motorwomen or conductors on trolley No. 10. Training Day starts at 10 a.m. at the museum, at 14 Depot St., Shelburne Falls. No experience. Lunch will be provided for all who attend the training. See www.sftm.org/crew.shtml for more information, or call Sam Bartlett at 413-624-0192. The museum also needs painters and carpenters and is holding Workday Wednesdays every Wednesday at 4 p.m. until dark, doing track work, yard work or restoration.

Theater

“DEATHTRAP” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

“A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

“NIGHT MUST FALL” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

“RED STATE OF MARRIAGE” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

Monday 20

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Red Sox vs. White Sox plus NBA and NHL Playoffs on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. The Northamptones, Northampton High School’s advanced choral group. $15, $18. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Bingo! 9:30 p.m. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Chicago Sox at 8 p.m. Free pool all night in the sports bar. Country music with host Kathy and her candy bowl Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Monday Madness with Big Dan in the Sports Bar. 773-8313.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Sunshine Story Time. 10 a.m. Kay Lyons brings a blend of read-aloud, sing-along, play-along fun to families with young children. In the LeVanway Meeting room. For more information, contact Lyons at 772-1544, ext. 5, www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org. ∎ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Self-directed free writing time. Bring own lunch and beverage. ∎ Open for Business. Reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace in the LeVanway Meeting room Mondays through Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

Speakers

NORTHFIELD KIWANIS SPEAKER SERIES concludes with Joan Stoia, chairwoman of the Northfield Area Ttourism and Business Association. She will speak on its work and economic development goals for the area. 7 p.m. Northfield Town Hall, Northfield. Supper served at 6:30 p.m. If planning to partake in the supper, call Steve Stoia at 498-5921 by Thursday or Friday before the meeting Last in the series.

Tuesday 21

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Free games of pool with each pitcher of beer. Plus, Red Sox vs White Sox, NBA and NHL playoffs on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. The Staves. Escondido opens. $12.50, $15. ∎ 10 p.m. Latin Night. No Cover. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Chicago Sox at 8 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Trivia at 7 p.m. Open Beer Pong tournament with Megan starts at 9 p.m. 773-8313.

Libraries

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. Monday through Friday. Self-directed free writing time. Bring your own lunch and beverage. ■ Classics Book Group. 6:30 to 8 p.m. May’s book is “The Last Lacuna” by Barbar Kingsolver. No sign-up needed for this member-run group. Books available three weeks before the meeting date.

WENDELL FREE LIBRARY, Wendell: Wendell Seed Saving/Seed Library Workshop. 7 p.m. Workshop topics will include: the difference between open-pollinated, heirloom and hybrid seeds; how to prevent cross pollination of plants belonging to the same genus; methods used for saving annual vegetable and herb seeds and how to safely store your seeds. Gail Smith Mason and Nina Renshaw will be speakers. rushingwaters56@yahoo.com.

Literary

GREENFIELD WORD, always the third Tuesday, unless it’s cancelled. Featured Writers: Howie Faerstein and Amy Laprade. You won’t want to miss this, says organizer Paul Richmond. 9 Mill St., Greenfield. Doors open at 7 p.m., Open mic at 7:30. $1 to $5 sliding-scale cover. 10 open mic slots of 5 minutes each. www.humanerrorpublishing.com.

Theater

“ALL MY SONS” by Arthur Miller presented by Deerfield Academy Theater. 7 p.m. Reid Black Box Studio, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield. Based on a true story, “All My Sons” is set in post-World War II America and examines the relationships between fathers and sons, business ethics, taking responsibility for one’s actions and, ultimately, the price of living the “American Dream.” “All My Sons” first opened in 1947 at the Coronet Theatre in New York City and ran for over 300 performances. It won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Tony Awards for Best Author and Best Direction of a Play. May 21 May 25. All shows at 7 p.m., with the exception of May 25, when the performance starts at 4 p.m. Admission is free but due to limited seating, tickets are required. Call 774-1556 or go to deerfield.edu/go/play.

Wednesday 22

Clubs

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. 863-2882.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Chicago Sox at 8 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Restaurant Appreciation Night. Come in wearing your work shirt or show a pay stub and receive a special prize from Big Dan in the Sports Bar. Free pool for bar/restaurant employees. Sign up for complimentary prizes and giveaways. 773-8313.

Dance

LINE DANCING at the Moose Lodge, 20 School St., Greenfield. 7 p.m. Beginner to intermediate. Ring the doorbell for admittance. $5 per session. For more information, call Pat at 665-4260, jokellogg@aol.com.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield.
■ Sunshine Story Time. 10 a.m. Kay Lyons brings a blend of read-aloud, sing-along, play-along fun to families with young children. In the LeVanway Meeting Room. For more information, Lyons at 772-1544, ext. 5
■ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Self-directed free writing time. Bring your own lunch and beverage.
Music

MIDWEEK MUSIC at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Hope and Main streets, Greenfield. Wednesdays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Today: Flootissimo. Four talented flute players: Laura Botkin, Amara Cunningham, Deb Kilyanczik, Jen Kramer. $3 to $10 donation suggested. Make checks payable to Mid Week Music in care of All Souls Church, P.O. 542, Greenfield, MA 01302.

Potpourri

GREAT FALLS FARMERS MARKET opens today at Avenue A and Second Street, Turners Falls, next to the Great Falls Discovery Center. 2 to 6 p.m. Fresh in-season local produce, perennials, annuals, vegetable plants, crafts and baked goods. Entertainment is frequently provided. Rain or shine. For more information, join the Great Falls Farmers Market on Facebook.

ST. JAMES BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION. There will be a labyrinth walk at 7 p.m. Church Street, Greenfield. Originally scheduled for May 8, but was postponed due to rain. 773-3925.

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