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Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 18 through July 24

  • Rubblebucket at The Shea Friday night!<br/>Led by saxophonist Kalmia Traver and trumpeter Alex Toth, Rubblebucket plays an infectious mix of musical genres that gets people up and dancing. This band hits its shows at top speed, as many regulars at the Green River Festival will be delighted to recount for you. While not in the festival this year, Rubblebucket is kicking it off with a concert at The Shea Friday night. We hear there will be a dance floor. We doubt it will be big enough. See “Music.” Also, see Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column, Page D4, for suggestions on what to catch during the festival, which runs Saturday and Sunday.

    Rubblebucket at The Shea Friday night!
    Led by saxophonist Kalmia Traver and trumpeter Alex Toth, Rubblebucket plays an infectious mix of musical genres that gets people up and dancing. This band hits its shows at top speed, as many regulars at the Green River Festival will be delighted to recount for you. While not in the festival this year, Rubblebucket is kicking it off with a concert at The Shea Friday night. We hear there will be a dance floor. We doubt it will be big enough. See “Music.” Also, see Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column, Page D4, for suggestions on what to catch during the festival, which runs Saturday and Sunday.

  • Submitted photo<br/>Double Edge opens <br/>a tale of love & magic<br/>Ashfield’s Double Edge Theater has a new Summer Spectacular coming up called “Shahrazad.” There are two preview shows Friday and Saturday, but those seemed to be sold out at press time. Regular performances open Wednesday and run through Aug. 19. Some performance dates are already sold out, so get your tickets soon because this company’s work is in high demand. Here’s a description from Double Edge, “Drawn from the mystical tales of The Arabian Nights, this year’s spectacle incorporates elements of poetry, flight, live music and the visual arts to take audiences on a journey through Shahrazad’s mesmerizing stories. Suitable for all ages, the performance uses the hills, fields, barns, woods and pond of Double Edge’s 105-acre Farm Center to create the evocative landscapes of Shahrazad’s world. The spectacle includes original compositions of live vocal and instrumental music ranging from traditional styles in North Africa, the Middle East, and India.” See “Theater.”

    Submitted photo
    Double Edge opens
    a tale of love & magic
    Ashfield’s Double Edge Theater has a new Summer Spectacular coming up called “Shahrazad.” There are two preview shows Friday and Saturday, but those seemed to be sold out at press time. Regular performances open Wednesday and run through Aug. 19. Some performance dates are already sold out, so get your tickets soon because this company’s work is in high demand. Here’s a description from Double Edge, “Drawn from the mystical tales of The Arabian Nights, this year’s spectacle incorporates elements of poetry, flight, live music and the visual arts to take audiences on a journey through Shahrazad’s mesmerizing stories. Suitable for all ages, the performance uses the hills, fields, barns, woods and pond of Double Edge’s 105-acre Farm Center to create the evocative landscapes of Shahrazad’s world. The spectacle includes original compositions of live vocal and instrumental music ranging from traditional styles in North Africa, the Middle East, and India.” See “Theater.”

  • ODDBALL VAUDEVILLE, The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Friday, 8 p.m. Mike Haley of Conway is teaming up  with Jody Scalise, world famous silent performer, and Vickie Phillips, torch singer. Says Haley, “I’ll be telling some of my behind-the-scenes film stories and reprising my interpretation of Marty Robbins song, ‘El Paso.’ It’s all fun. Some of the proceeds go to Old Deerfield Produc-tions. Please come if you can, I need your support. (Also, we’re out of tomatoes if you feel so inclined to throw them.)” $10 at the door. <br/>

    ODDBALL VAUDEVILLE, The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Friday, 8 p.m. Mike Haley of Conway is teaming up with Jody Scalise, world famous silent performer, and Vickie Phillips, torch singer. Says Haley, “I’ll be telling some of my behind-the-scenes film stories and reprising my interpretation of Marty Robbins song, ‘El Paso.’ It’s all fun. Some of the proceeds go to Old Deerfield Produc-tions. Please come if you can, I need your support. (Also, we’re out of tomatoes if you feel so inclined to throw them.)” $10 at the door.

  • Rubblebucket at The Shea Friday night!<br/>Led by saxophonist Kalmia Traver and trumpeter Alex Toth, Rubblebucket plays an infectious mix of musical genres that gets people up and dancing. This band hits its shows at top speed, as many regulars at the Green River Festival will be delighted to recount for you. While not in the festival this year, Rubblebucket is kicking it off with a concert at The Shea Friday night. We hear there will be a dance floor. We doubt it will be big enough. See “Music.” Also, see Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column, Page D4, for suggestions on what to catch during the festival, which runs Saturday and Sunday.
  • Submitted photo<br/>Double Edge opens <br/>a tale of love & magic<br/>Ashfield’s Double Edge Theater has a new Summer Spectacular coming up called “Shahrazad.” There are two preview shows Friday and Saturday, but those seemed to be sold out at press time. Regular performances open Wednesday and run through Aug. 19. Some performance dates are already sold out, so get your tickets soon because this company’s work is in high demand. Here’s a description from Double Edge, “Drawn from the mystical tales of The Arabian Nights, this year’s spectacle incorporates elements of poetry, flight, live music and the visual arts to take audiences on a journey through Shahrazad’s mesmerizing stories. Suitable for all ages, the performance uses the hills, fields, barns, woods and pond of Double Edge’s 105-acre Farm Center to create the evocative landscapes of Shahrazad’s world. The spectacle includes original compositions of live vocal and instrumental music ranging from traditional styles in North Africa, the Middle East, and India.” See “Theater.”
  • ODDBALL VAUDEVILLE, The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Friday, 8 p.m. Mike Haley of Conway is teaming up  with Jody Scalise, world famous silent performer, and Vickie Phillips, torch singer. Says Haley, “I’ll be telling some of my behind-the-scenes film stories and reprising my interpretation of Marty Robbins song, ‘El Paso.’ It’s all fun. Some of the proceeds go to Old Deerfield Produc-tions. Please come if you can, I need your support. (Also, we’re out of tomatoes if you feel so inclined to throw them.)” $10 at the door. <br/>

Thursday 18

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Open mic night with Curly Fingers Dupree featuring the Bud Light Music First 50/50/1 Concert ticket giveaway. Win two tickets to see the band Wave perform live in Boston on Aug. 1 as part of Bud Light’s 50 Concerts in 50 states on Aug. 1. Bud Light Music First giveaways during Open mic. No cover. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. The Reprobate Blues Band. Blues baby blues! 9 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-2739. No cover. www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Festival au Desert Caravan of Peace. Imharhan, Tartit, Mamadou Kelly and the Ali Farka Toure All Stars opens. $15, $20. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Half Shaved Jazz. 8 p.m. Third Thursday Night Out in Turners Falls see turnersfallsriverculture.org for details). 863-2866.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. NY Yankees at 4 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: Brook Batteau with Belle Amie, special guest. 8 p.m. Batteau is a songwriter, guitar player and vocalist extraordinaire. Belle Amie are the kids from the Institute for the Musical Arts in Goshen: Alouette Batteau, Amelia Chalfant and Isabella DeHerdt. At ages 11, 12 and 14, they write and arrange their own songs, play their instruments and belt out songs that will make you jump for joy, cry for tenderness and dance, say the folks at Mocha Maya’s. Admission free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

SOUTHERN VERMONT DANCE FESTIVAL in Brattleboro, Vt. Performances, workshops, lectures and technique classes. Through July 21. Individual tickets can be purchased for some events, including a Friday Evening Gala Concert at 4:30 p.m., The Latchis Theater, Main Street; a Friday Informal Concert, 1 p.m., The Stone Church, Main Street; a Saturday Evening Gala Concert at 8 p.m., Landmark College in Putney, Vt.; Sunday Informal Concert, 4 p.m., The Stone Church, Main Street. Free events open to the public include ∎ Thursday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Live music at the Robert H. River Garden with Garrin Benfield and Julia Slone; 5 p.m., performance in the Common with Francesca Bourgault performing dance on a new apparatus, a human-sized cube of pipe; 5:30 p.m., performance in Pliny Park, Sword Belly Dance. ∎ Friday: 9 a.m., “The Fold” by Riley Ahern (location TBA); 9:15 a.m., Yabei Chen doing a traditional Chinese Dance (location TBA); 9:30 a.m., Jessica Howard Solo (location TBA); ∎ Saturday: 10 a.m., Francesca Beurgault performing dance on a new apparatus, a human-sized cube of pipe at the River Garden; 11 a.m., Stephan Brandstatter and Judith Reichman, Interplay and Gong Therapy at the River Garden; noon to 4 p.m., Live Music at the Common with Garrin Benfield, David Ross and more; 3:30 p.m., African Dance Workshop in Pliny Park. ∎ Sunday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Live Music in Pliny Park with Garrin Benfield, David Ross, Dan Lydon and more; 1:30 p.m., Stephan Brandstatter and Judith Reichman Interplay and Gong Therapy at the Common; 2:30 p.m., Sonia Plumb Dance Co. at Pliny Park; 4 p.m., Chaos Theory Dance and Felice Wolfzahn Afternoon Concert. For more information, go to www.southernvermontdancefestival.com.

Libraries

DICKINSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 115 Main St., Northfield. Talking Hands Theatre presents Midsummer Remix. Handmade rod and hand puppets. 1:30 p.m. 498-2455. www.northfieldpubliclibrary.org

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Summer Crafts with Lori Gordon. 3:30 p.m. Summer themed craft activity on Thursdays through the summer. 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. ∎ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. the library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday 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.

Music

1794 MEETINGHOUSE presents “Northern Routes 9: Alasdair Roberts and Sam Moss.” 8 p.m. On the Common at 26 South Main St., New Salem. Two of folk music’s most original voices, say organizers. $12 adults; children 12 and under free. Tickets can be purchased in advanced from www.1794meetinghouse.org. Tickets can be purchased at Bruces Browser, 1497 Main St., Athol. Tickets also available at the door. www.

THE BUCKLEY CHAMBER PLAYERS presents a program of chamber works. 8 p.m. Buckley Recital in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. Free.

COOP CONCERT at the Greenfield Energy Park, Miles Street, Greenfield. 6 to 8 p.m. Tonight: Michael Pattavina and Strawberry Afternoon. Free, but donations are welcome. Part of a summer series of concerts on Thursdays. Bring something to sit on. Picnickers welcome, so are kids. Just a short walk downhill from Main Street.
www.coopconcerts.org. or
www.greenfield-ma.gov. (Department of Recreation, Energy Park).

THE DOUG HEWITT GROUP performs jazz and original music at Seven Sisters Market Bistro, 270 Russell St., Hadley. Free. www.sevensistersmarketbistro.com.

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.

YIDSTOCK 2013 kicks off at the Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst. The festival will feature concerts by some of the top names in klezmer, workshops and lectures. Tonight at 7 p.m. Klezmer Conservatory Band. $30 members, $38 non-members Festival pass $135 members, $175 non-members. Continues through Sunday. For more information: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/yidstock, 256-4900.

Potpourri

T3F: Third Thursday Turners Falls. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monthly arts, culture and downtown business night featuring art exhibits, open studios, musical performances, walking tours, theater, invited artisans and other attractions in the village as well as extended open hours at participating venues. This month’s theme of Music in the Air features live music on the street and in participating venues from Upper Valley Music Festival and local musicians as well as many other creative talents in Turners Falls. For event details: www.turnersfallsriverculture.org.

GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Junior Refuge Explorers. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Four-part nature investigation for children ages 8 to 11. Each week, there will be hands-on explorations, games and activities that will allow children to actively learn about the Connecticut River and the many critters that live in the watershed. Continues July 25 and Aug. 1. To register, call 863-3221.

TIM COHEN-MITCHELL’S “THE MAN WHO PAINTED LINCOLN: Images and Tales from the Outbreak of the Civil War by George Henry Story, 1835 - 1922.” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., third floor at the Orange Innovation Center building, 131 West Main St., Orange. The Civil War-era portrait artist Georgey Henry Story, is Tim Cohen-Mitchell’s great-great-great uncle. The talk and slide show presentation will be part of “An Evening with the Cohen-Mitchells.” For more information, contact Genevieve Fraser at frasergenevieve@gmail.com.

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.

Speakers

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: Summer Lecture Series, “Through Her Eyes, In Her Words: The Lives and Writings of Three Colonial Women” continues. 7:30 p.m. Free. In the Garonzik Auditorium, Koch Science Center, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield. The women of colonial times are often thought of as “seen and not heard.” This is far from the case, as we now know, say organizers. Elizabeth Pendergast CArlisle, author of “Earthbound and Hevenbend: Elizabeth Porter Phelps and Life at Forty Acres” (1747-1817) presents the second lecture. The lectures conclude July 25.

Theater

“NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART: The Strange Story of Tchaikovsky and Madame von Meck” presented by Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox. 8:30. In Bernstein Theatre. An original theatrical concert that interweaves drama with live chamber music. Through Aug. 3. No Mondays. Tickets $50 to $75. Call the box office at 637-3353 or visit www.shakespeare.org.

“WIT,” Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play performed by the Apron Theater Co. and the Next Stage Arts Project. 8 p.m. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. Continues 8 p.m. through Saturday. “Wit” follows the last hours of a brilliant and exacting poetry professor undergoing experimental treatment for ovarian cancer. $10 general admission. For reservations call 802-387-0071, www.nextstagearts.org.

Friday 19

Clubs

ASHFIELD LAKE HOUSE, 141 Buckland Rd, Ashfield: Gross National Project, Mark Herschler & Friends. 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. No cover. 628-0158.

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Friday Night Karaoke in the Sports Bar with “Dirty Johnny” from 9 p.m. until midnight followed by dancing in The Extra Point Nightclub at 10 p.m. with DJ MIA spinning all the hottest hits. No cover. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Josh Levangie and The Mud, Blood and Beer Band. Singing Johnny Cash favorites and more. 9 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-2739. No cover. www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Poky LaFarge. Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards opens. $12.50, $15. ∎10 p.m. Dylan Reese. Drenn and Eskay and Matt Maratea opens. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls. Bella’s Bartok. Gnarlemange (gypsy stomp). 9:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

SITZMARK, West Dover, Vt.: Kevin Parry performs from 6 to 9 p.m.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Red Sox vs. NY Yankees at 7 p.m. Friday night madness with Big Dan in the sports bar. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.

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.

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.

Literary

ASTRID SHECKELS of Greenfield, author and illustrator of “Nic and Nellie” at a book release celebration. 4 to 6 p.m. World Eye Bookshop, 156 Main St., Greenfield. Sheckels, an award-winning picture book illustrator, once again brings to life a picture book story with her gorgeous watercolors. The book also represents Sheckels’ debut as a children’s book author. 772-2186.

BOOK DISCUSSION about “The Dispossessed” by Ursula K. LeGuin. Shevek, a brilliant physicist, decides to take action, seek answers, question the unquestionable and attempt to tear down the wall so f hatred that have isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe.1 to 2 p.m. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 587-1017.

Music

CONCERTS ON THE COMMON on the South Deerfield Town Common. The Art Steele Band, easy rock, folk. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Rain site Deerfield Town Hall. 665-1400 Ext. 107, suea@town.deerfield.ma.us.

MOHAWK TRAIL CONCERTS presents the Arneis Trio, pianist Tae Kim, Christopher Krueger, flute and Gregory Hayes, piano, in youthful works of Mendelssohn and sonatas of Poulenc honoring the 50th anniversary of his death. Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont. 7 p.m. Repeats Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15 to $20. 625-9511, www.mohawktrailconcerts.org.

MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague: An evening of tunes with local talents Mike Gundlach, Brooke Saracino, Max Kennedy and Russell O’Rourke. 8 p.m. $5. 367-9206, www.montaguebookmill.com.

“THE MUSIC OF IRELAND” featuring Ciaran Nagle of The Three Irish Tenors and fiddler extraordinaire Tara Novak. 7:30 p.m. Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls, Vt. Repeats Saturday. $17, $13 seniors and children under 12. 802-463-3100.

ROY ORBISON TRIBUTE with Brian McCullough. 7:30 p.m. The Cedars Banquet Facility, 375 Island Pond Road, Springfield. Also a Patsy Cline tribute with Janice Dee, special guest “Conway Twitty” featuring the Shakin’ All Over Band. $25. Tickets will be on sale at The Cedars after 3 p.m. on show day. All sales cash only. For advance purchases, call Mike Slahetka at 774-5611 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. General admission.

SHEA THEATER, Avenue A, Turners Falls. Third Annual Green River Festival kick off party features Rubblebucket and the Kids. 8 p.m. Rubblebucket is lead by front woman Kalmia Traver and bandleader/trumpeter Alex Toth. And the Kids is an independent accessible unconscious existential indie folk rock glitter band. Advance tickets $22.50. 665-4036, www.signaturesounds.com/green-river-festival-kickoff-with-rubblebucket.html.

Potpourri

ODDBALL VAUDEVILLE, The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, 8 p.m. Mike Haley of Conway is teaming up with Jody Scalise, world famous silent performer, and Vickie Phillips, torch singer. Says Haley, “I’ll be telling some of my behind-the-scenes film stories and reprising my interpretation of Marty Robbins song, ‘El Paso.’ It’s all fun. Some of the proceeds go to Old Deerfield Produc-tions. Please come if you can, I need your support. (Also, we’re out of tomatoes if you feel so inclined to throw them.)” $10 at the door.

THE OXBOW WATER SKI SHOW TEAM will perform 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 25, all at 7 p.m.

RESTORATIVE YOGA at Community Yoga and Wellness Center, 16 Federal St., 2nd floor, Greenfield. 5:30 to 7 p.m. DeDe Boyd and Barbar Polowy will guide students in “active relatxation” using simple yoga props to support the body i a series of backbends, twists and inverted postures to cultuvate profound rest and deep relaxation. All levels welcome. The studio is air conditioned. To register call 774-4700 or email info@community-yoga.com. For more information see www.community-yoga.com. $15.

Theater

“THE BURNIN’” a new a cappella musical inspired by famous club fires in 1940s Natchez, MS and 2003 Chicago. Courage in the face of calamity — but also to reclaim/reframe African-American identity and history. Part of the KO Festival of Performances. 8 p.m. Holden Theater, Amherst College, Amherst. Repeats Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 4 p.m. $20 adults, $16 seniors and students. 427-6147, www.kofest.com.

“NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“SHAHRAZAD” a tale of love and magic presented by Double Edge Theatre, Ashfield. Previews tonight and Saturday. Double Edge Theatre’s annual summer spectacle returns. This performance will include new aesthetics such as original compositions of live vocal and instrumental music ranging from traditional styles in North Africa, the Middle East, and India and is being realized in collaboration with a group of local and international visual artists and artisans, including the renownwed Argentine puppeteer, Jorge Onofrio. Regular performances run July 24 through Aug. 19. 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, rain or shine. Adults $30, students $27.50; seniors $27.50, children 12 and younger $25. Family package $100 for family of 4, 5 or 6 family members. At press time, performance dates were already selling out; those who are interested in attending should get their tickets as soon as possible. 628-0277, mglassman@doubleedgetheatre.org.

“SHREK THE MUSICAL” will be performed at J’Duke Black Box Theater, 110 Industrial Blvd., Turners Falls. 7 p.m. Continues Saturday at 7 p.m., July 27, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. and Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. Based on the Oscar-winning Dreamworks film. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a villain with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand ... and his name is Shrek.

“WIT” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

Saturday 20

Clubs

ASHFIELD LAKE HOUSE, 141 Buckland Road, Ashfield: Memphis Flyers with special guest Al Fuller. 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. No cover. 628-0158.

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: BTU Summer Outdoor Party. Landshark Lagoon opens at noon. Music with various artists begins at 2 p.m. with featured band Curly Fingers Dupree playing from 5 to 9 p.m. Outdoor liquor license, outdoor cafe seating. BTU hot dog eating contest at 4:30 p.m. TFHS football team fundraiser rafle at 6 p.m. Dancing in The Extra Point Nightclub at 10 p.m. with DJ J-ill. No cover.. 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. The Reprobate Blues Band. 9 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-2739. No cover. www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 10 p.m. Bombadil and Samantha Crain. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.

THE MONTAGUE INN, Route 63, Montague: TrainWreck returns playing a variety of favorite oldies, classic rock and country. 775-6258.

PEARL STREET CLUBROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8:30 p.m. San Cisco. Smallpools opens. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Rockit Queer with special guest DJ Cool Breeze (aka Sam.u.el King. $3. 9:30 p.m. 863-2866.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Red Sox vs. NY Yankees at 4 p.m. Saturday night madness with Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.

Dance

MONADNOCK TRI-STATE DANCE, Durkee Street off Parker, Winchester, N.H. Music by Rachael and Western Parnters. 7 to 11 p.m.

Literary

POETRY READING by Galway Kinnell, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and father of contemporary American poetry, son of Walt Whitman. 3 to 4 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Main and South streets, Ashfield. Reception follows from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Curtis House, next to the church. $10 suggested donation.

Music

GREEN RIVER FESTIVAL at Greenfield Community College, One College Drive, Greenfield. Gates open at noon. ∎ Main Stage: 12:50 to 1:40 p.m., Slaid Cleaves; 1:50 to 2:35, Jeffrey Focault and Cold Satellite; 2:55 to 3:45, Sallie Fod & the Sound Outside; 4:05 to 5:10, JD McPherson; 5:35 to 6:35, the Skatellites; 7 to 8:15, The Devil Makes Thre and 8:45 to 10:15, Gogol Bordello. ∎ Yonder Stage: 1:20 to 2:20 p.m., Caravan of Thieves; 2:50 to 3:50, Poor Old Shine; 4:15 to 5:25, Miss Tess and the Talkbacks; 5:50 to 7:05, The Kuhks; 7:35 to 8:55, Ryan Montbleau; 9:25 to 10:55, Bernie Worrell Orchestra. ∎ Local Hero Stage: 2 to 2:40, Bunk; 3 to 3:40, Bright Lines; 4 to 4:40, Dire Honeys; 5 to 5:40, Rusty Belle; 5:55 to 6:40, Jeffrey Focault, Heather Maloney and Philip Price in the round; 7 for 7:40, Spanish for Hitchhiking, and 8 to 8:40, And The Kids. 6 p.m. balloon launch, 9 p.m. balloon illumination. Continues Sunday. www.greenriverfestival.com for more information. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D4.

MOHAWK TRAIL CONCERTS repeats. See Friday’s listing.

THE MUSIC OF IRELAND repeats. See Friday’s listing.

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. Saturdays through Aug. 31. For more information, call 584-4699 or go to www.pphmuseum.org.

YIDSTOCK 2013 continues with a concert by Klezperanto and Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys. 7 p.m. $25 members, $32 non-members. At press time, this concert had sold out. See Thursday’s listing.

Potpourri

ANTIQUE, CLASSIC and Special Interest Cars and Trucks Show. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Yankee Candle, routes 5 & 10, South Deerfield. 200 cars. Spectators free. Rain date Sunday.

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.

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 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 bed covering, 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. ∎ Silversmithing Series, July 20, Aug. 10, Oct. 6, Oct. 26, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Included with general admission. Silversmith Steve Smithers will be working in the Silver Shop on multiple days demonstrating and discussing the making of a (commissioned) set of sterling silver flatware for an early American 18th-century home. 775-7127, www.historic-deerfield.org.

Theater

“THE BURNIN’” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“LILLIAN” staged reading of William Luce’s acclaimed One-Woman Show based on the life of the playwright Lillian Hellman. Terri Storti portrays Hellman. 7:30 p.m. The Actors Theatre Playhouse, Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. All tickets $6. Reservations not required. 877-666-1855. Repeats July 27 at 7:30 p.m.

“NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“SHAHRAZAD” preview continues. See Friday’s listing.

“SHREK THE MUSICAL” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“THE WOMAN IN BLACK” presented by Ghost Light Theater. 8 p.m. Shea Theater, Avenue A, Turners Falls. Repeats Sunday at 6 p.m. A ghost story to live among the classics. By Stephen Mallatrat adapted from the novel by Susan Hill. The young Arthur Kipps is sent on a mission by his law firm to settle the affairs of hermit and widower Alice Drablow. He travels to the town of Crything Gifford, where no one will speak of Mrs. Drablow. Eel Marsh House lies on a salt flat, out of town. Kipps sees visions of a mysterious woman in black, though no one will tell him who she is. Over the next few days his experiences will shape the rest of his life as he travels between the word of the living and meeting things not of this world, things that are dead. www.ghostlightmass.org, www.facebook.com/ghostlightmass.

“WIT” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

“THE WOMAN IN BLACK” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

Sunday 21

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Red Sox vs. Yankees at 8 p.m. plus British Open Final Round Action at noon on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Crazy Diamond. Pink Floyd backyard dance party. 8 to 10 p.m. 978-544-2739. No cover. www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton. 7 p.m. Matt Schofield. $15, $18. www.iheg.com.

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

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. NY Yankees at 8 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.

Literary

AUTHOR MERRY WHITE will discuss the history of cafe culture in Japan and sign copies of her book “Coffee Life in Japan.” 1 p.m. Roundabout Books, 26 Kenwood St., Greenfield. Western Woods Coffee will sell craft coffee by the cup n their custom brew bar. Free. www.roundaboutbookstore.com.

Music

1794 MEETINGHOUSE, 26 South Main St., New Salem presents Ecology of Sound, sound and rhythms from the Brazilian Rainforest with Ricardo Frota. 4 p.m. $10. Children 12 and under free. Tickets can be purchased in advance from www.1794meetinghouse.org. Tickets available at Bruces Browser, Athol. Tickets also available at the door the day of show. 978-544-5200.

DEBUT CONCERT for a newly restored Johnson pipe organ, at Heath Union Church, Main Street, in the town center, 4 p.m. Free. Renowned organist Nathan Laube will play a classical selection, including compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frederic Chopin, Henry Purcell, Carphilipp Emmanuel Bach, and others. The massive,1850-built organ has just been restored to its original condition over the last two years.

GREEN RIVER FESTIVAL continues. Gates open at noon. Main Stage: 12:25 to 12:55 p.m., Milton; 1:05 to 1:50, Heather Maloney; 2 to 3, Todd Snider; 3:15 to 4, Lake Street Dive; 4:40 to 6, Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale; 6:25 to 7:55, Brandi Carlile. Yonder Stage: 1 to 1:45 p.m., The Sun Parade; 2:05 to 3:15, Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole; 3:35 to 4:45, Spirit Family Reunion; 5:10 to 6:40, Bombino. Local Hero Stage: 1:30 to 2:20 p.m., the Boxcar Lilies; 2:40 to 3:30, Gaslight Tinkers; 3:50 to 4:40, Salvation Alley String Band; 5 to 6, Lux Deluxe. 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. balloon launches. www.greenriverfestival.com for more information. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D4.

OLD DEERFIELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON Concert Series continues with The Pioneer Consort featured in a program of chamber music for violin, cello, guitar, mandolin and the banjar — a seven string classic banjo. The Pioneer Consort explores unique and colorful arrangements of traditional classical repertoire, Brazilian Choro, classical Mandolin music, folk, jazz and original compositions. 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.

PETER BLANCHETTE performs a program of music from the golden age of the European lute, late 15th and 18th centuries. 2 p.m. The Tabernacle at Laurel Park, Northampton. Blanchette is the inventor of the 11-string archguitar. $5 suggested donation. Directions and parking information at www.nohoarts.org.

SEVENARS ACADEMY, Route 112 at Ireland St., South Worthington. 4 p.m. Kinga Augustyn violin. With Jacek Mysinski, piano.Admission: by suggested donation $20 at the door. Refreshments included. 238-5854, www.sevenars.org.

YIDSTOCK continues. ∎ The Wholesale Klezmer Band performs a family concert. Noon. $8 members, $10 non-members. Kids under 12 free. ∎ 2 p.m., Brass Khazones: Steve Bernstein and Frank London Play Cantorial Music. $22 members, $30 non-members. ∎ 4 p.m., Golem. $22 members, $30 non-members. ∎ 7 p.m., Yidstock All-Stars. $22 members, $30 non-members. See Thursday’s listing.

Potpourri

THE BUCKLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM, 20 Upper St., Buckland Center. Open 2 to 4 p.m. A former school house that now houses three floors of artifacts and town records. Also, the Wilder Homestead, 129 route 112, Buckland, will be opened 2 to 4 p.m. A furnished 1775 saltbox with five fireplaces, a 1779 English barn with antique barn, loom and a shoemaker’s shop. 625-9763.

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

SACRED HEART / WHITE EAGLE SOCIETY, annual Polka Mass, Chicken Barbecue and Dance, White Eagle Picnic Grounds, Plain Road, Greenfield. Mass begins at 11:30 a.m. at the picnic grounds and is officiated by the Rev. Stan from Our Lady of Peace Church. The chicken barbecue starts at 1 p.m., followed by music and dancing from 2 to 6 p.m. with the Eddie Forman Orchestra from Hadley.Tickets must be purchased in advance by Thursday, July 18th from Society officers or at Butynski Farm Stand on Colrain Road in Greenfield. $12. Dottie Morgan at 413-774-4749.

Theater

“THE BURNIN’” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

“THE WOMAN IN BLACK” concludes. See Saturday’s listing.

Monday 22

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay at 7 p.m. plus other games on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

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

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 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

OLD COUNTRY ROAD performs songs from the Gold Age of Country Music, the 1950 to 1960s, with some bluegrass and original thrown in. 6:30 p.m. Behind the Whately Public Library at the Hoxie Memorial Gazebo at 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. Free.

Potpourri

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

Tuesday 23

Clubs

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

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Dick Dale. Trabants opens. $30, $35. ∎ 10 p.m. Latin Night. No cover. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Nora’s open mic cabaret. 8 p.m. 7:30 p.m. sign ups. 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. 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: Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Self-directed free writing time. Bring your own lunch and beverage.

Music

COMMON PEOPLE CONCERTS on the Common in Gill. 7 p.m. K. St. Sax Quartet. Eclectic class from the local area. 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 on. Repeats July 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.

Theater

e_SDLqNONE BUT THE LONELY HEART” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

Wednesday 24

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.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Ben’s Miner Movie Night: movie TBA. 9 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. 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 to 10 p.m. p.m. Beginner to intermediate. Ring the doorbell for admittance. $5 per session. Beginner lessons at 7 p.m. Intermediate at 8. For more information, call Pat at 665-4260, jokellogg@aol.com.

Libraries

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

ALICE PARKER, nationally acclaimed composer, and he students will lead a Sing of folk tunes and hymns. 7:30 p.m. Charlemont Federated Church. Free. All welcome.

LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE with special guest Suzzy Roche in concert. 7:30 p.m. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. Roche has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Patty Griffin by NPR. $20 general admission, $18 students/seniors, $22 at the door. www.nextstagearts.org.

THE PORTER-PHELPS-HUNTINGTON MUSEUM, 130 River Drive, Route 47, Hadley, Wednesday Folk Traditions. Today: Amandla, 40-person community chorus singing for freedom and justice in languages and musical traditions from around the world. $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 at the Shelburne Falls Band Shell. 7 to 8:30 p.m.

WATERMELON WEDNESDAYS CONCERTS West Whately Chapel near the corner of Williamsburg and Conway roads, West Whately. 7:30 p.m. Hot Club of Cowtown. Western swing from Austin, Texas. www.watermelonwednesdays.com.

Potpourri

e_SDLqA LEGACY OF RURAL MUSIC, PEOPLE, PLACE: A weeklong workshop for musicians that culminates in a performance July 28 in Ashfield. The open rehearsal is Saturday, July 27, at 4 p.m., East Hawley Meetinghouse. Today, there will be a free workshop discussion with musicians that includes performers, local folks, and musician and scholar Matthew Shippee, 4 p.m. Ashfield Workhouse Farmhouse. For more information, contact Jackie at 413-628-0262.

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

MEMORIAL HALL, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, continues its Summer Encore Series of Metropolitan Operas at 6:30 p.m. with Puccini’s “Turandot.” Director Franco Zeffirelli’s breathtaking production of Puccini’s last opera is a favorite of the Met repertoire. Tickets available at the door or at Mocha Maya’s and Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls and World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield. For ticket information and prices: www.sfmh.org.

“NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“SHAHRAZAD.” Regular performances by Double Edge Theater begin, 8 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

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