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Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 4 through July 10

  • Recorder file photo/Paul Franz<br/>Fireworks are seen above Poet's Seat Tower in Greenfield in this file photo.

    Recorder file photo/Paul Franz
    Fireworks are seen above Poet's Seat Tower in Greenfield in this file photo.

  • Submitted photo<br/>Odd Couple Quintet<br/>Just check out the musical chops of this group in Thursday’s “Music” listing! It will be performing during Mohwak Trail Concert’s free family Independence Day concert Thursday. On Friday, it will perform at The Arts Block in Greenfield.

    Submitted photo
    Odd Couple Quintet
    Just check out the musical chops of this group in Thursday’s “Music” listing! It will be performing during Mohwak Trail Concert’s free family Independence Day concert Thursday. On Friday, it will perform at The Arts Block in Greenfield.

  • Submitted photo<br/>‘Les Miserables’ <br/>Ja’Duke ends its run of “Les Mierables” this week with three stagings at its performing arts center in Turners Falls. This is a large production packed with music. See Friday’s “Theater.”

    Submitted photo
    ‘Les Miserables’
    Ja’Duke ends its run of “Les Mierables” this week with three stagings at its performing arts center in Turners Falls. This is a large production packed with music. See Friday’s “Theater.”

  • Music<br/>THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Round Mountain, a folk orchestra duo. Ronald & Adrian Meck of Shutesbury open. Monday, 7:30 p.m. This is a benefit for Patty Shea-Velozo, who is battling Stage 4 lymphoma. Donations taken at the door. All funds raised go directly to support her. According to its website, the Santa Fe-based duo Round Mountain blends dusty American grit with a worldly amalgam of global influences. According to his website, Ronald Meck has been an opening act for Taj Mahal, Pure Prairie League and Ossian.  His primary instruments are 6- and 12-string guitars, supplemented with tenor banjo and bouzouki.  Adrian Meck, a fiddler and symphonic violinist, is his son.<br/>www.theartsblock.com.<br/>

    Music
    THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Round Mountain, a folk orchestra duo. Ronald & Adrian Meck of Shutesbury open. Monday, 7:30 p.m. This is a benefit for Patty Shea-Velozo, who is battling Stage 4 lymphoma. Donations taken at the door. All funds raised go directly to support her. According to its website, the Santa Fe-based duo Round Mountain blends dusty American grit with a worldly amalgam of global influences. According to his website, Ronald Meck has been an opening act for Taj Mahal, Pure Prairie League and Ossian. His primary instruments are 6- and 12-string guitars, supplemented with tenor banjo and bouzouki. Adrian Meck, a fiddler and symphonic violinist, is his son.
    www.theartsblock.com.

  • Recorder file photo/Paul Franz<br/>Fireworks are seen above Poet's Seat Tower in Greenfield in this file photo.
  • Submitted photo<br/>Odd Couple Quintet<br/>Just check out the musical chops of this group in Thursday’s “Music” listing! It will be performing during Mohwak Trail Concert’s free family Independence Day concert Thursday. On Friday, it will perform at The Arts Block in Greenfield.
  • Submitted photo<br/>‘Les Miserables’ <br/>Ja’Duke ends its run of “Les Mierables” this week with three stagings at its performing arts center in Turners Falls. This is a large production packed with music. See Friday’s “Theater.”
  • Music<br/>THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Round Mountain, a folk orchestra duo. Ronald & Adrian Meck of Shutesbury open. Monday, 7:30 p.m. This is a benefit for Patty Shea-Velozo, who is battling Stage 4 lymphoma. Donations taken at the door. All funds raised go directly to support her. According to its website, the Santa Fe-based duo Round Mountain blends dusty American grit with a worldly amalgam of global influences. According to his website, Ronald Meck has been an opening act for Taj Mahal, Pure Prairie League and Ossian.  His primary instruments are 6- and 12-string guitars, supplemented with tenor banjo and bouzouki.  Adrian Meck, a fiddler and symphonic violinist, is his son.<br/>www.theartsblock.com.<br/>

Thursday 4

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Open today normal hours: 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. No open mic. All your favorite games on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Richard Chase, 8 to 10 p.m. Acoustic driven originals. 978-544-2739. No cover. www.dejabrewpub.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. San Diego at 1:30 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.

Coffeehouses

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Collected Poets Series featuring poets Martin Espada and Karin Gottshall. 7 p.m. Called “the Latino poet of his generation,” Espada has published more than 15 books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator. Gottshall’s first book, “Crocus,” was published by Fordham University Press in 2007. She is also the author of two small press chapbooks and a third is forthcoming in 2013. $2 to $5 suggested donation. Please tip the baristas. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. Closed in observance of Fourth of July.

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.

MOHAWK TRAIL CONCERTS. John Clark’s Odd Couple Quintet will perform “From Jazz to Rock” in a free family Independence Day concert presented by Mohawk Trail Concerts on the riverbank in Charlemont at 4 p.m. John Clark and Michael Rabinowitz, play French horn and bassoon respectively, difficult instruments not generally associated with jazz, but, in a press release, Clark says, “we boldly set out on this perilous journey and we defy critics to call our instruments odd!” The group will play original compositions and jazz arrangements of classical works. Clark, who has a home in Heath, is an international jazz and freelance musician based in New York City. He has performed and/or recorded with Gil Evans, McCoy Tyner, the Mingus Orchestra, the Heath Brothers, Jaco Pastorius, among others. Rabinowitz has worked with such artists as Joe Lovano, Wynton Marsalis, Elvis Costello and is a founding member of the Charles Mingus Orchestra. Jerome Harris, guitar/bass guitar, an honors student in jazz guitar at New England Conservatory of Music, who has recorded and/or toured with Sonny Rollins, Jack DeJohnette, Don Byron and Bill Frisell, Mark Egan, bass, has recorded with Sting, Roger Daltry, Marianne Faithful, John McLaughlin and Pat Metheny, among others. Drummer Abe Fogle is currently working with Rob Thomas of “Matchbox Twenty” and has toured and/or performed with Kenny Garrett, George Coleman, Kool and the Gang, D’Angelo Kelis, to name just a few. The riverbank site is by the old railroad station at the bridge, just off Route 2 in Charlemont. Folding chairs are suggested. Or float in on a canoe, say organizers, who also urge folks to come dance on the sand. In the event of rain, the concert will move to the Federated Church on Route 2 in town.

Potpourri

FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS. ∎ Conway: the town’s 250th Anniversary Celebration Committee is holding the first Conway Chesbro Challenge to raise money for the town celebration in 2017. Named for Conway Hall of Farmer Jack Chesbro, the games feature six mixed teams of young and old, swinging at beach balls, wiffle balls, maybe a softball with tennis racquets, brooms and other equipment. It will be held rain or shine. Katrina Nields sings the Star Spangled Banner. Hot dogs, burgers and soda. Old time games for all ages and beer in the BBC beer garden. The town’s annual 4th of July Parade will step off at 10 a.m behind the Conway Fire Truck-march down Main Street to the library steps. A musical program of patriotic songs will be led by Jack Ramey on the keyboard. There will be some young people performing solos. ∎ Deerfield: There will be a free band concert put on by the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association in Old Deerfield at 3 p.m., during which The Westmoreland Town Band will play at the Deerfield Community Center at 16 Memorial St. ∎ Greenfield: There will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the Town Common. It is the second annual event organized by Greenfield minister David Levandusky. Mayor William Martin and other community members will attend. ∎ Shelburne Falls: Fourth of July Parade begins at 11:30 a.m. near the Buckland Maintenance Department on Conway Street in Buckland. It will travel through the main portions of both towns and end at the Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School on Mechanic Street in Shelburne. There will be a Cub Scout Chicken Barbecue and a Band Concert at the elementary school after the parade. ∎ Amherst: The town’s Independence Day party begins at 5:30 on the fields behind the UMass McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Music, games, entertainments, food. Culminates in fireworks at 9:30.

THE NORTHFIELD FARMERS MARKET: 3 to 6 p.m. 105 Main St., in front of Northfield Coffee and Books. (New location). Vendors will offer a variety of vegetables and fruits, meat, eggs, baked goods, plants, crafts and more.

Theater

“LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD.” Paintbox Theater, Theatre 14 in the Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, Green Street, Smith College, Northampton. Children’s theater. Thursday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Imagine an old fashioned silent film melodrama with a villain (Mr. Wolfie) and a hero (Lil’ Red) who always arrives just in nick of time. Audience members beware. Wolfie has promised to kidnap some of you and tie you to the railroad tracks. Will our hero Lil’ Red the save the day? Of Course! Mr. Wolfie doesn’t stand a chance as our heroine journeys through the enchanted forest overcoming every obstacle on her way to delivering the basket to good olde grandma. $7 per person and can be purchased online, www.newcenturytheatre.org, or by calling the box office at 413-585-3220.

“PRIVATE EYES” presented by The Actors Theater, Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. “Private Eyes,” says the theater company, is a comedy of suspicion in which nothing is ever quite what it seems. An affair is taking place. Or perhaps the affair is part of the play being rehearsed. Or perhaps our hero Matthew has imagined all of it simply to have something to report to his therapist. The audience itself plays the role of detective in this “relationship thriller” about love, lust and the power of deception. 7:30 p.m. Continues Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through July 13. Thursdays $12, Fridays and Saturdays $15. Reservations highly recommended. 877-666-1855, www.actors-theatre.org.

“ANIMAL CRACKERS,” a new interpretation of the Marx Brothers’ hit Broadway musical and classic film. Main Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown. Through July 13. Playing the iconic trio of Marx Brothers are Joey Slotnick, Jonathan Brody and Brad Aldous. Tickets $70; half price for children 18 and under. For tickets and more information: 597-3400, wtfestival.org.

“AMERICAN HERO” will be performed on the Nikos Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown. Through July 7. World premiere of this humorous and heart-filled play. Seventeen-year-old Sheri and her co-workers at a new sandwich franchise have honed their skills making everything from the Turkey Tropedo to the Big Kahuna Tuna exactly as specified in the corporate manual. But when the franchise owner mysteriously disappears, they are forced to improvise and Sheri takes charge of the ragtag band of “sandwich artists.” Tickets $50. 597-3400, wtfestival.org.

Friday 5

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Friday Night Karaoke with dirty Johnny from 9 p.m. until midnight. Red Sox vs. Angels at 10 p.m. on 14 HDTVs. No cover. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. The Equalites, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Reggae Fantastico! 978-544-2739. No cover. www.dejabrewpub.com.

EXTRA POINT NIGHTCLUB (located next to Between The Uprights), 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Come dance to the hottest music plus all your requests tonight with DJ MIA from 10 p.m. until closing. Take a picture in front of the cool new BTU/Extra Point Backdrop. No cover. 413-863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Vieux Farka Toure presented by Dean’s Beans Music from Around the World. Jim Matus and Doug Raneri opens. $16.50, $20. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls. Drew Paton’s 1940s (& ’50s!) Hit Parade. 7 p.m. no cover. 413-863-2866, thevoo.net.

SITZMARK, West Dover, Vt.: Kevin Parry plays solo from 7 to 10 p.m. Free. 802-464-3384,
www.kevinparrymusic.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Red Sox vs. LA Angels at 10 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. Jenn and Basho. “breaking down perimeters of folk, Americana, roots etc., this duo’s sound is like nothing else,” Midwest Record. 8 p.m. 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.

FIRST FRIDAY CONTRADANCE, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Julie Vallimont of Nor’easter on piano and accordion is joined by Boston area musicians Jon Cannon, fiddle, and Ben Leddy, banjo and guitar. Lisa Greeneaf calls. $10 / $8 students, fixed income. Contact Julie Vallimont, julievallimont@gmail.com, to find out the starting time. www.guidingstargrange.org.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Mother Goose on the Loose. Happy circle with Kay Lyons at a lap sit story hour for children ages 3 and under. Rhymes, songs and movement games. 11 a.m.
∎ Writers’ Workshop. Noon to 2 p.m. Fridays. Jane Buchanan and Joannah Whitney lead the program, which includes writing exercises and discussion and an opportunity to share what has been written. Participants encouraged to attend the open writing periods during the week as well. No charge and registration not required. Contact Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details. ■ 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.

Music

THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: The Odd Couple Quintet with John Clark, French horn, and Michael Rabinowitz, bassoon. 8 p.m. $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Original compositions and jazz arrangements of classical works. http://theartsblock.com/

MOHAWK TRAIL CONCERTS presents music of Wagner/Liszt, Schoenberg, and Hindemith, plus contemporary music with a Middle Eastern flavor Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6, at the air-conditioned Federated Church on Route 2 in Charlemont. Performing will be Marjorie Melnick, mezzo-soprano; Estela Olevsky, piano; and duoJalal, Kathryn Lockwood, viola and Yousif Sheronick, percussion. Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 7:30, tickets $15 to $20, call (413) 625-9511, toll free 888-MTC-MUSE; on line www.mohawktrailconcerts.org.

ORANGE COMMUNITY BAND PATRIOTIC CONCERT. The Orange Community Band, sponsored by Orange American Legion Post 172, will present its Patriotic Concert on the Bandstand in Butterfield Park at 7:30 pm. Stephanie Parker will conduct. Tim Sweeney is master of ceremonies. This is the third in a series of six Friday evening concerts. The program will be include: “The Star Spangled Banner,” “Chimes of Liberty,” “Songs of Uncle Sam,” “Horse and Buggy,” “State Fair,” “American Patrol,” A “Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid” Medley, and more, including a number of marches, such as The American Legion March, in honor of sponsors Post 172. Band auxiliary members will be selling baked goods, hot dogs, popcorn, soda and coffee to benefit the music fund.

Potpourri

THE OXBOW WATER SKI SHOW TEAM will kick off its 2013 summer season with its first show at 7 p.m. Oxbow Sports Center, 100 Old Springfield Road, Northampton. This year’s show theme is “Iwannaski Wedding.” Pyramids, jumps, swivel skiing, wakeboarding and barefoot skiing. Free. Shows will continue July 12, 19 and 25, all at 7 p.m.

Theater

“ARMS ON FIRE,” a new play with music by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik presented by Chester Theatre Co. Chester Town Hall, Chester. Story of Smith, a young singer in search of a career break, who meets Ulysses, a factory worker living in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. 8 p.m. Continues Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with matinees Thursday, Sunday and Friday at 2 p.m. Through July 7. No performance July 4. Tickets $10 to $35. www.chestertheatre.org.

“ANIMAL CRACKERS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“AMERICAN HERO” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“HAIRSPRAY” the musical presented by New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. 7 p.m. Continues Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m., July 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and concludes July 13 at 2 and 7 p.m. This is a family friendly musical piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs, say promoters. Tickets $11 students, $13 seniors, $15 adults.

“LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD continues, see Thursday’s listing.

KO FESTIVAL OF PERFORMANCE opens with “Just Kids.” Holden Theater, Amherst College, Amherst. Today and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday at 4 p.m. Teaching kids with violent physiologically issues in rural Kansas, Sean Christopher Lewis confronts his own family legacy, playing all the roles himself in a mix tape style described by one reviewer as “a 1-man NPR.” $20 adults, $16 students/seniors. 427-6147, www.kofest.com.

“LES MISERABLES” presented by Ja’Duke. Ja’Duke Black Box Theater, 110 Industrial Blvd, Turners Falls. 7 p.m. Also presented Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Tickets $12 general admission; $10 65 and over and 12 and under. www.jaduke.com.

“PRIVATE EYES” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

Saturday 6

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: Red Sox vs. Angels at 10 p.m. plus NASCAR, PGA and other sports on 14 HDTVs. 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 CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Dedicated to Delilah, 9 to 11:30 p.m. 1980s pop rock and ballads. 978-544-2739. No cover. www.dejabrewpub.com.

EXTRA POINT NIGHTCLUB (located next to Between The Uprights), 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. DJ J-ill spins all the right stuff. Spinning all the right stuff. Post a picture of you and your friends in front of the cool new BTU/Extra Point backdrop in the club and win some great prizes. No cover. 413-863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils featuring Miro Sprague. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Red Sox vs. LA Angels at 10 p.m. Saturday night madness with Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls. Steve Koziol is Dr. Ichabod Loverust (solo guitar and loops) 9 p.m. no cover. 413-863-2866, thevoo.net.

Coffeehouses

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Keeley Filgo, singer-songwriter of blues-tinged folk, reminiscent of jazz and country, and also reminiscent of her world travels. Her songs are poignant and honest, say the folks at Mocha Maya’s. 8 p.m. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292,
info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

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. www.guidingstargrange.org.

MONADNOCK TRI-STATE Dance Club, Durkee Street, Winchester, N.H.. 7 to 11 p.m. Music by Playin Possum.

Films

WENDELL FREE LIBRARY, Wendell center continues its monthly series of Science Fiction/Fantasy and Horror/Monster movies. Tonight: “Spacehunter.” Free. 978-544-3559, www.wendellfreelibrary.org.

Music

A PERFECT SPOT OF TEA at Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, 130 River Drive, Hadley continues. Seating at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. on the museum’s back veranda. Local musicians will perform while guests sip tea and taste pastries donated by local restaurants. Today: 22 Srutis, cello and sitar duo using modal improvisation to explore the possibilities in the convergence of different musical traditions from around the world. Saturdays through Aug. 31. For more information, call 584-4699 or go to www.pphmuseum.org.

BETTYE LAVETTE, R&B legend, will perform on an outdoor stage, MASS MoCA, 87 Marshall St., North Adams. 8 p.m. Promoters tell us that LaVette “has one of the most singular and evocative voices in R&B. For over forty years, she has been recording songs you instantly recognize, yet it has taken four decades for this Detroit-bred legend to win widespread acclaim and recognition.” $55 for priority seating, $32 for general admission in advance, and $39 for general admission on the day of the performance. Museum members receive a 10 percenmt discount. Tickets are available through the MASS MoCA Box Office located on Marshall Street in North Adams. Tickets can also be charged by calling 413-662-2111 ext. 1 during Box Office hours, or purchased online at massmoca.org. MASS MoCA’s galleries will be open until 7 p.m. before the show.

MOHAWK TRAIL CONCERTS. See Friday’s listing.

Potpourri

ASHFIELD FARMERS MARKET on Ashfield Town Common. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 21 vendors offering a variety of locally grown and locally made farm products. Annual and perennial plants, vegetable starts, organic eggs, mixed greens, flowers, honey, maple syrup, pork, beef, elixirs, full selection of vegetables, hard cider, mead, bread, pastries and coffee. Turkish prepared food, apples, peaches, blueberries and weekly musical entertainment. 625-6365. Every Saturday through October.

FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS. Greenfield: There will be a Fourth of July celebration at Beacon Field. Starting at 4 p.m., there will be music, entertainments and foods. Until 9 p.m., there will be performances by the Devlin Miles Band, Small Change, Zydeco Connection, the Greenfield Military Band, and Zumba with the Body Shoppe. At 9:35 p.m., the annual fireworks display is scheduled. At the Greenfield Middle School, there will be a meet-and-greet with Skate Greenfield, an organization hoping to build a skate park in Greenfield. Rain date is July 7. Donations to help pay for the fireworks are still being sought. The can be mailed to Greenfield Recreation Department, 20 Sanderson St., Greenfield, 01301. Donations cans are also at some area businesses and, typically, volunteers are accepting donations at Beacon Field during the festivities. http://www.townofgreenfield.org.

GREENFIELD GARDEN CLUB TOUR, 21 annual. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour a variety of private gardens on this self-guided tour. Complimentary refreshments included. Tickets on sale at Trap Plain on the corner of Silver and Federal streets in Greenfield. 9 am to Noon. $12. 413-522-1686

GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. “Creature Teachers Present, “Nature of My Back Yard.” 1 to 2 p.m. this popular live animal program presented by Creature Teachers explores the lives of the creatures living in our own backyards. Meet some of the common animals that we encounter every day. Native animals that may make an appearance include a fisher, a gray fox, a skunk, a woodchuck and a porcupine. 863-3676.

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: ∎ Open Hearth Cooking: Hot Weather, Cold Hearth. Demonstrations in Hall Tavern Kitchen. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the hot summer, come learn how people in early New England kept cool, and preserved summer produce. Open hearth cooks will demonstrate how to make cooling beverages including lemonade and switchel. See what’s growing when you visit the Cook’s Garden dedicated to the memory of Margaret Quinn Orloske Included with general admission. Continues July 13, 20 and 27. ∎ “Ordinary to Extraordinary: Folk Art Studio!” Family program; history workshop. Noon to 4:30 p.m. Drop in any time. Visitors will have an opportunity to connect with folk art that is on display throughout the village and through art activities at the History Workshop. Folk art works are often useful things made by ordinary, untrained people who happen to be gifted with imagination and skill. The choice addition of color, pattern, picture and design make something meaningful out of a routine bedcovering, a directional sign or a child’s toy. The History Workshop will be transformed by folk art that we make with our visitors. Try your hand at some different folk art media, and make a project to take home. Daily through Aug. 18. 775-7127, www.historic-deerfield.org.

Theater

“AMERICAN HERO” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“ANIMAL CRACKERS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“ARMS ON FIRE” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“HAIRSPRAY” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“JUST KIDS” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“LES MISERABLES” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD concludes, see Thursday’s listing.

“PRIVATE EYES” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

Sunday 7

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Red Sox vs. Angels at 8 p.m., NASCAR and PGA this afternoon plus all your favorite games on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. June and the Bee, Carrie Ferguson and The Gaslight Tinkers. Call the club for the starting time. 978-544-2739. No cover. www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton. 7 p.m. The Black Lillies. The Rogues open. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com.

THE MONTAGUE INN, Route 63, Montague: Free Pool Sunday. 768-7336.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. LA Angels at 3 p.m. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports Bar. 773-8313.

THE WEST DOVER INN, 100 Route, West Dover, Vt.: Kevin Parry plays classic rock and roll on acoustic guitar. 1 to 4 p.m. Outdoors on the patio. In case of rain, music will move indoors. Every Sunday in July. Free. 802-464-5207, www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Coffeehouses

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Justin Hillman, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer from the Berkshire hills. His smoky voice and contemplative lyrics, full of spirit and love, tell tales and teach lessons in a new and refreshing way, say promoters, who add that he has earned comparisons to Ray Lamontagne and Andrew Bird. 2:30 p.m. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Library

ERVING PUBLIC LIBRARY, 17 Moore St., Erving. Craft Day with Katie Stetson. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Part of an eight-week series of summer programs. 423-3348, ervinglibrary@cwmars.org.

Music

OLD DEERFIELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON Concert Series continues with Lisa Woods, mezzo soprano and Teri LaFleur, soprano, accompanied by Jerry Noble, piano. 3 p.m. In the music room of Memorial Hall Museum, 8 Memorial St., Old Deerfield. The first half of the concert will include works by Offenback, Struas, Mozart and Rossini with a second act of a collection of recent show tunes. $10; $5 students and seniors. For more information, call Memorial Hall Museum at 774-3768 ext. 10. See Joseph Marcello’s Encores & Curtain Calls column Page D5.

RAY MASON performs at Bread Euphoria, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 7 to 9 p.m. No cover; tips appreciated. 268-7757, www.breadeuphoria.org.

Potpourri

GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Canal-side nature and history walk. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Meet outside the main entrance at 8:30 a.m. Leisurely explore level, paved bike trails to learn about plants, animals and mill town history. Your interests will determine the focus. Bring water, bug repellent and sun screen.

GREEN RIVER YOGA & MOVEMENT ARTS, 158 Main St., 2nd floor, Greenfield, will offer “Preparing the Vessel, Developing an Inner Life,” a talk on the ideas of the Gurdjieff/Ouspensky Work. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Led by Dr. Rosemary Christoph of Shelburne Falls. Free; contributions appreciated to cover the cost of the event ($15-$5 sliding scale). www.greenriveryoga.com.

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: “Ordinary to Extraordinary: Folk Art Studio!” continues. See Saturday’s listing.

PORTER-PHELPS-HUNTINGTON MUSEUM, 130 River Drive, Hadley. Community Day: Residents of Hadley, Amherst and Sunderland invited for free tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the hour. After, guests can relax on the back veranda with complimentary lemonade and cookies. 584-4699, www.pphmuseum.org.

Theater

“AMERICAN HERO” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

“ANIMAL CRACKERS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“ARMS ON FIRE” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

“HAIRSPRAY” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“JUST KIDS” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

“LES MISERABLES” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

Monday 8

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Red Sox vs. Mariners at 10 p.m. on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Seattle at 10 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.

Library

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 Thursday. 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.

Music

THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Round Mountain, a folk orchestra duo. Ronald & Adrian Meck of Shutesbury open. 7:30 p.m. This is a benefit for Patty Shea-Velozo, who is battling Stage 4 lymphoma. Donations taken at the door. All funds raised go directly to support her. According to its website, the Santa Fe-based duo Round Mountain blends dusty American grit with a worldly amalgam of global influences. According to his website, Ronald Meck has been an opening act for Taj Mahal, Pure Prairie League and Ossian. His primary instruments are 6- and 12-string guitars, supplemented with tenor banjo and bouzouki. Adrian Meck, a fiddler and symphonic violinist, is his son.

www.theartsblock.com.

MONTAGUE COMMUNITY BAND, in Peskeomskut Park on Avenue A, downtown Turners Falls 7 to 9 p.m. Bring a picnic supper, blankets and lawn chairs.

Potpourri

GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Junior Rangers. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Four part nature education workshop for young naturalists ages 8 to 11. Children with a parent or guardian should meet at the center and each day they will explore themes related tot he Connecticut River watershed. Free. To register call 863-3221. Continues July 15, 22, 29.

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: “Ordinary to Extraordinary: Folk Art Studio!” continues. See Saturday’s listing.

Theater

“ANIMAL CRACKERS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

Tuesday 9

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer. Red Sox vs. Padres on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 10 p.m. Latin Night. No cover. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs Seattle at 10 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.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Fancy Trash works the line between rock and folk, blending a non-traditional sensibility wiht the tradition of acoustic instruments to make something unique. 7:30 p.m. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Libraries

CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Avenue A, Turners Falls: Diggers and Sumpers. 10 a.m. Interactive fun program with Linda and Ruth.

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Self-directed free writing time. Bring your own lunch and beverage.

Music

APPLE HILL CENTER FOR CHAMBER MUSIC, Nelson, N.H., presents Young Artists Fellowship concert featuring the Boston Public String Quartet playing Haydn, Shostakovich and Faure. $25 advanced, $30 same day; $15 students. For more information, call 603-847-3371.

COMMON PEOPLE CONCERTS on the Common in Gill. 7 p.m. Chu Flute Duet. Red-hot piping with a classic flare. In case of rain, the concerts take place in Gill Congregational Church. Free. Refreshments available by Friends of Gill. Tuesdays through Aug. 13.

MUSIC AT THE STATION, Greenfield Energy Park, Miles Street, Greenfield: 7 to 8 p.m. Bring something to sit. Repeats July 16, 23, 30. Greenfield Military Band performs Broadway hits and pops on Tuesdays in July. A volunteer group, the Greenfield Military Band has around 30 members from throughout the Pioneer Valley and North Quabbin Region. It welcomes new members. Call its director, Al Benjamin, at 978-249-8296 if interested. http://greenfieldmilitaryband.org.

Potpourri

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: “Ordinary to Extraordinary: Folk Art Studio!” continues. See Saturday’s listing.

WINGMASTERS PRESENTS Native American Artifacts and Birds of Prey at the Erving Elementary School, Route 63, Erving. 1 to 3 p.m. Part of the Erving Public Library’s eight-week series of summer programs. ervinglibrary@cwmars.org.

Theater

“ANIMAL CRACKERS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“HAIRSPRAY” continues. See Friday’s listing.

Wednesday 10

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke with Dirty Johnny from 9 p.m. to midnight. No cover. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Simon White, acoustic style, 8 to 10:30 p.m., acoustic reggae by Simon White and Boo Pearson. 978-544-2739. No cover. www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton:7 p.m. Kristy Lee. Pamela Means opens. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Seattle at 10 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

ERVING PUBLIC LIBRARY, 17 Moore St., Erving: Nineteenth Century School lessons. Grades 3 through 8. 4 p.m. Voices from the Past, Grades 5 through 12. 5 p.m. 423-3348, ervinglibrary@cwmars.org.

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Self-directed free writing time. Bring your own lunch and beverage.

Literary

WORLD EYE BOOKSHOP, 156 Main St., Greenfield. Jeff Mack signs his new books, “Clueless McGee and the Inflatable Pants” and “The Things I Can Do,” 4 to 5 p.m. 413-772-2186

Music

THE PORTER-PHELPS-HUNTINGTON MUSEUM, 130 River Drive, Route 47, Hadley, Wednesday Folk Traditions. Today: 4th Annual Horace Clarence Boyer Gospel Performance featuring the newly formed Amherst Area Gospel Choir. General admission, $10, $2 children 16 and under. Picnickers welcome on the museum grounds beginning at 5 p.m. Smoke-free site. 584-4699, www.pphmuseum.org.

SHELBURNE FALLS MILITARY BAND performs in the band shell. Free.

WATERMELON WEDNESDAYS CONCERTS West Whately Chapel near the corner of Williamsburg and Conway roads, West Whately. 7:30 p.m. Della Mae, bluegrass. Editor’s note: according to the Watermelon Wednesday’s website, this concert is now sold out. www.watermelonwednesdays.com.

Potpourri

PUT ’EM UP! FRUIT COOKBOOK DINNER with author Sherri Brooks Vinton, Blue Heron Restaurant, 112 North Main St., Sunderland. In her newest cookbook, best-selling author Sherri Brooks Vinton teaches home cooks how easy it is to preserve fruit. Vinton will talk about her new book, “Put ’em Up! Fruit,” and her passion for preserving locally grown produce. The talk will be followed by a four-course meal featuring recipes from the cookbook. Her books will be available for sale and signing. 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6. $40 per person (does not include beverages, taxes or gratuity). Call Blue Heron Restaurant today to reserve a table: 413-665-2102.

GREAT FALLS FARMERS MARKET, 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. More information on Facebook.

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: “Ordinary to Extraordinary: Folk Art Studio!” continues. See Saturday’s listing.

Theater

“ANIMAL CRACKERS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“HAIRSPRAY” continues. See Friday’s listing.

MEMORIAL HALL, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, continues its Summer Encore Series of Metropolitan Operas at 6:30 p.m. with “Armida,” starring celebrated American soprano Renee Fleming as the mystical sorceress in one of the greatest virtuoso roles from the bel canto repertory. Fleming is joined by Lawrence Brownlee, who sings Armida’s chief love interest, Rinaldo, and four more tenors in the roles of the crusader knights. Barry Banks sings the roles of both Rinaldo’s rival, Gernando, and the knight Carlo; the cast also includes John Osborn, Kobie van Rensburg, and Yeghishe Manucharyan as the knights Goffredo, Ubaldo, and Eustazio. Riccardo Frizza conducts. Tickets are available at the door or at Mocha Mayas and Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls and World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield. Ticket costs were not available. www.sfmh.org

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