Arts & Entertainment Calendar, Aug. 29 through Sept. 4

  • Christa Joy

    Christa Joy

  • Carolyn Walker

    Carolyn Walker

  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege  , Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe (pictured), Katie Sachs, Carolyn Walker and Christa Joy. $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.

    ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege , Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe (pictured), Katie Sachs, Carolyn Walker and Christa Joy. $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.

  • Charlie Conant

    Charlie Conant

  • Nicole Alexandra

    Nicole Alexandra

  • Haywire

    Haywire

  • Katie Sachs

    Katie Sachs

  • Christa Joy
  • Carolyn Walker
  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege  , Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe (pictured), Katie Sachs, Carolyn Walker and Christa Joy. $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.
  • Charlie Conant
  • Nicole Alexandra
  • Haywire
  • Katie Sachs

Thursday 29

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Open mic night hosted by Dan, Kip and Schultzy from Curly Fingers Dupree at 8:30 p.m. Patriots vs. Giants pre-season football at 7:30 p.m. Red Sox vs. Orioles at 7 p.m. on 14 HDTVs. No cover. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Blue Pearl. Blues/jazz. 8 to 10 p.m. 978-544-2739. No cover. www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Woman Songwriter Collective: Six Rising Valley Singers/Songwriters. Christa Joy, Carolyn Walker, Katie Sachs, Lisa Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe and Lexie Weege. $12, $14. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Red Sox vs. Baltimore at 7:10 p.m. 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. ∎ 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.

MILLERS FALLS LIBRARY, Millers Falls: Music and Movement for Young Children series with Laurie Davidson and Tom Carroll. Thursdays at 10 a.m. Through Dec 19. For more information, call 863-3214.

Music

COOP CONCERT at the Greenfield Energy Park, Miles Street, Greenfield. 6 to 8 p.m. Roland LaPierre, country, rock ’n’ roll and traditional roots music; Charlie Conant with Maple Ridge, bluegrass; Pat & Tex LaMountain Band, original Americana, folk-pop, country, jazz; Devlin Miles Band, accomplished songwriter, sings about love, loss and derelicts. 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).

Potpourri

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

“THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE” presented by Shakespeare & Co., in the Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. Set in the small village of Leenane, County Galway in Ireland, the play tracks the dysfunctional relationship between a mother and daughter who are locked in a dance of mutual loathing. 8:30 p.m. Tickets $10 to $50. 637-3353, www.shakespeare.org. Through Sept. 15. No Sundays or Mondays.

“CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION” presented by Actors Theatre Playhouse, Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. Annie Baker’s play won the Best New American Play Award of 2009 because she captured life in a small, artsy Vermont town in such a touching and compassionate way. 7:30 p.m. Continues Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 31. Tickets $12 Thursdays, $15 Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations highly recommended. Call 877-666-1855, www.ATPlayhouse.org.

“HEROES” performed by Shakespeare & Co. 8:30 p.m. Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox. $21 to $50. Through Sept. 1. www.shakespeare.org.

“LOVE’S LABOURS LOST” presented by Shakespeare and Co., 7:30 p.m., Tina Packer Playhouse, Lenox. $15 to $55. Through Sept. 1.
www.shakespeare.org.

Friday 30

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Friday Night Karaoke in the Sports Bar with Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. followed by all the hottest hits to dance to in the Extra Point Nightclub with DJ Drew at 10 p.m. No cover. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. The Atomic Scissors. ’60s and ’70s classic rock. 9 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-2739. No cover. www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. James Montgomery Band. $15, $18. ∎ 10 p.m. EMEFE. Mammal Dap opens. $10. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Santina King, Tigerhound, Twin Pines. rock/indie. 9:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Red Sox vs. Chicago Sox at 7:10 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: Nicole Alexandra. 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter and recent graduate of Berklee College of Music. She demonstrated a passion for music at an early age, say promoters, who add that she started her formal music education at 7, beginning classical piano and three years later picking up the violin. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

AMHERST BALLET: Open house at Amherst Ballet, 29 Strong St., Amherst. 3 to 6 p.m. Open enrollment for fall classes 1 to 6 p.m. Classes begin Sept. 3 for dancers aged 3 to 70 plus. 549-1555, www.amherstballet.org.

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

GUIDING STAR GRANGE HALL, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Newcomers’ Night Workshop & Dance. 7 to 11 p.m. Everyone who takes part in/helps out at the free hour-long beginners’ workshop, which starts at 7 p.m., can dance the entire night for free. The regular evening dance starts at 8:15 p.m. Music by David Kaynor, fiddle; Stuart Kenney, bass, banjo; Becky Hollingworth, keyboard, and the Guiding Star Contra Dance Ensemble. Admission is in the form of self-determined, free-will contributions (a.k.a. The Honor system) with $10 or barter equivalent suggested. http://guidingstargrange.org.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ 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. New Orleans piano blues and jazz with Nelson Lunding. 8:30 p.m. Promoters say Nelson Lunding “is a modern-day version of the travelling piano men, a saloon piano player, band leader, juke joint singer, itinerant troubadour, and keeper of the flame. He plays a rocking, muscular piano making gripping kinetic music that commands you to dance!” $7 in advance. Ticket prices at the door were unavailable.

KEVIN PARRY performs poolside at the Sitzmark, West Dover, Vt. 6 to 9 p.m. Classic rock acoustic style. Outdoor dining. Free. 802-464-3384, www.kevinparrymusic.com.

MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague: A. Burris Jenkins. Promoters say to expect a “lyrical acoustic tapestry woven from the strings and threads of the dram that is our new folk renaissance.” 8 p.m. Also, Forrest Thompson. $5. 367-9206, www.montaguebookmill.com.

Speakers

“CHARTRES CATHEDRAL: Philosophy and Theology as Art” presented by William “Ty” Perry. 7:30 p.m. Mariposa Museum, Peterborough, N.H. Using Chartres Cathedral as a guide and in particular stained glass windows and sculpture, he will attempt to interpret the philosophical and theological thought behind the art Medieval Cathedrals. Free. 603-924-4555, www.mariposamuseum.org.

Theater

“THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“LES FAUX PAS: or the Counterplots” performed by Shakespeare & Co. 5:30 p.m. in the Rose Footprint Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. Through Aug. 24. www.shakespeare.org.

“HEROES” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“LOVE’S LABOURS LOST” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

Saturday 31

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: Opening Day of NCAA college football at noon in the Sports Bar on 14 HDTVs. Dancing in The Extra Point Nightclub with DJ MIA at 10 p.m. No cover. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. The Wildcat O’Halloran Band. Guitar based blues. 9 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-2739. No cover. www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton. ∎ 7 p.m. Albert Lee. Forward Motion opens. $20, $25. ∎ 10 p.m. Indian Oven. Shiprock and Anchor Dog opens. $8, $10. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls. The Locks featuring Ian and Krystal from Imetajuju. 9:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Red Sox vs. Chicago Sox at 7:10 p.m. Saturday night madness with Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.

Dance

MONADNOCK TRI-STATE dance at Elmm Hall, Durkee Street off Parker in Winchester, N.H. 7 to 11 p.m. Music by Rahcel and Western Partners.

Fairs & Festivals

GUILFORD FAIR, Guilford, Vt. Three-day showcase of live music. Today: Sunny Lowdown plays from 1 to 3 p.m. Fair continues through Monday. http://guilfordfair.org.

Music

e_SDLqA PERFECT SPOT OF TEA” at Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, 130 River Drive, Hadley continues. Pulpit Rock Rounders with Phil Grant and Scott Antonio. Two-part harmony vocal arrangement accompanied by mandolin and guitar. 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. Final concert of the season. For more information, call 584-4699 or go to www.pphmuseum.org.

FRIENDS OF MUSIC AT GUILFORD’S annual Labor Day Weekend Festival opens with “Vive la France!” on the Guilford Tracker Organ at the Organ Barn, off Packer Corners Road, Guilford, Vt. Clark Anderson performs a program of solo works by French composers from Perotin le Grand (1180-1236 to Jean Langlais (1907-1991). Festival continues Sunday at 1 p.m. with the Guilford Festival Orchestra performing. On the lawn. Admission by donation. For Sunday’s concert, the grounds open at noon to picnickers. No dogs. Vegetarian lunch, cookies and lemonade available for sale. In case of rain, Sunday’s event will be at the Broad Brook Grange, Guildford Center Road. 802-254-3600.

H’ART & SOUL PRESENTS: Fireflies. The Brickhouse, Third Street, Turners Falls. 1 to 2 p.m. Suggested donation of $10. Children under 17 free. The band says, “We love taking old Irish tales and fiddle tunes and bringing them to the modern world as well as writing our own music straight from our hearts. We are from a quaint town in western Massachusetts called Turners Falls where we love to jam out in our apartment until our neighbors come home. Our name Fireflies is a tribute to one of our favorite programs that didn’t quite make it but was produced by Joss Whedon and aired in 2002.”

SOUL PROPHET AND THE FAITHLESS FEW, Elmer’s Store, 396 Main St., Ashfield. 7 to 9 p.m. Blue folk, acoustic reggae. Featuring Bryan E. House on bass, special guest Duane Scott on percussion and Noel as Soul Prophet. www.soulamonglions.com

TOOL TOWN LIVE concert series continues at the Uptown Common, near 1500 Main St., Athol with Haywire, one of the region’s hottest new country bands. 7 to 9 p.m. Promoters say members of the band have shared stages with the likes of Willie Nelson, Marty Stuart, the Doobie Brothers, Faith Hill, Leann Rimes and Big Al Downing. We’re told the band has its own unique sound, but pays tribute to legendary artists like Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Zak Brown, Keith Urban, Billy Currington and Phil Vassar. Refreshments available for purchase. Free. In case of rain, the concert will take place in Memorial Hall, 584 Main St., Athol.

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.

GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Water Under the Bridge Bike Tour. 1 to 3 p.m. Leisurely bike tour along the Turners Falls Bike Path that highlights the history of the bridges in Turners Falls and Montague City. Learn about the challenges associated with crossing the Connecticut River. Bring bike, water, bug spray, helmet and sunscreen. 863-3221, www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.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.

GSB BINGO, Greenfield Savings Bank, 282 Avenue A, Turners Falls 10 to 11:30 a.m. Family Bingo event with Ivan Smith as caller. Cards, prizes and light refreshments, Seating is first come, first served. Call Christina, or Kerri at 413-863-4316.

INDIAN PLAZA LABOR DAY POW WOW, 1475 Mohawk Trail, Charlemont, Saturday through Monday. Free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Native American dancing, drumming, native craft vendors, Native Dave’s Tattoo, kids temporary tattoos, reptilian adventure show with Leah, food, pig roast Saturday. 413-339-4096

LEFTY’S BREWING CO. weekly brewery tour. 2 to 4 p.m., 301 Wells St., Greenfield. Free to those 21 and over.
www.leftysbrew.com or 475-3449.

Theater

“THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

“HEROES” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“LOVE’S LABOURS LOST” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

Sunday 1

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. White Sox vs. Red Sox at 1 p.m. plus NCAA College Football with Ohio vs. Louisville at 3:30 p.m. and Colorado vs. Colorado State at 6 p.m. on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Labor Day Backyard Bash with Rhythm, Inc.. 9 to 11:30 p.m. Reggae Mon! 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

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

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Chicago Sox at 1:35 p.m. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports Bar. 773-8313.

Dance

BRATTLEBORO BALKAN DANCE at the Stone Church, Main and Grove streets, Brattleboro, Vt. 7 to 10 p.m. Music by Xopo featuring Becky Ashenden, Chuck Corman, Gawain Thomas, Annie Guion, Addie Holland, Joe and Barbara Blumenthal. Lively and fun line and circle dances from the Balkans. All levels welcome; free beginner session at 6:30. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes and a water bottle. Suggested donation $12. 802-257-9513 or rachelleackerman@yahoo.com.

Fairs & Festivals

GUILFORD FAIR CONTINUES with music by Rise, bluegrass fusion, The Brattlyn Brothers, local rockers and Patty Carpenter and the Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band. See Saturday’s listing.

Music

FRIENDS OF MUSIC AT GUILFORD Labor Day Music Festival concludes. See Saturday’s listing.

Potpourri

BREWSKI’S & BRATWURSTS at Champney’s Tavern in Deerfield. 2 to 6 p.m. Music, local food, and barrels and buckets of local beer from People’s Pint, Lefty’s, Element and Berkshire Brewing. www.champneysrestaurant.com.

CHARITY CAR SHOW & MOTORCYCLE RIDE, 9 a.m., Wilson & Steely Kustom Coachworks, 280 Main St., Athol. Benefits the Disabled Veterans Home of Athol. Registration will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Ride begins at 11. There is a fee to register bikes and cars. For more information, call Nate Wilson at WSKC at 978-830-4005. There will be food, raffles, a DJ providing music and food from The Backyard Grillin’ Co. of Rutland.

INDIAN PLAZA LABOR DAY POW WOW, continues, see Saturday’s listing.

Theater

“HEROES” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

Monday 2

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Opens at 3 p.m. Labor Day. Red Sox vs. Tigers at 3 p.m. followed by NCAA College Football at 8 p.m. with Florida State vs. Pittsburgh on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Detroit at 1:35 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 and free pool all night. 773-8313.

Fairs & Festivals

THE GUILFORD FAIR concludes with music by the Snaz, Butterfly Swing, Three Way Street and Corki and Ken. See Saturday’s listing.

Potpourri

INDIAN PLAZA LABOR DAY POW WOW, concludes, see Saturday’s listing.

Tuesday 3

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer plus Red Sox vs. Tigers at 7 p.m. on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

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

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Red Sox vs. Detroit at 7:10 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.

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.

Theater

“THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

Wednesday 4

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke with Dirty Johnny from 9 p.m. to midnight. Red Sox vs. Tigers at 7 p.m. on 14 HDTVs. No cover. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 8:30 p.m. The Motet. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Detroit at 7:10 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 to 10 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.

Potpourri

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.

“THE VALLEY BEFORE THE QUABBIN” presented by J.R. Greene. 7 p.m. Swift River Valley Historical Society, 40 Elm St., New Salem. The program explores places in the Swift River Valley before the reservoir project, looking at life as it once was. Greene of Athol is author of 15 books, 12 of them relating to the history of the Quabbin and the towns taken for it. Free; donations appreciated. The Swift River Valley Historical Society keeps alive the stories of the four “lost towns” of the Quabbin, and is open Sunday and Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. until Sunday, Sept. 29t. The museum is also open from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, for Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day, a day to celebrate the nation’s museums. Admission to the museum is free this year in honor of the 75th anniversary of the dissolution of the towns of Dana, Enfield, Greenwich, and Prescott before the construction of the Quabbin Reservoir and the flooding of the Swift River Valley to provide safe drinking water for the Boston area. www.swiftrivermuseum.org, 978-544-6882. www.swiftrivermuseum.org.

Theater

“THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

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