Arts & Entertainment calendar: Oct. 3 through Oct. 9

Recorder file photo/Peter MacDonald
Conway Festival of the Hills
In case you’re just now planning your weekend, we’d like to point out that the Conway Festival of the Hills is Sunday, with a few pre-festival activities on Saturday. Pictured, David Fisher from the Natural Roots farm drives his working team in the festival’s parade in 2010. See “Fairs & Festivals.”
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Recorder file photo/Peter MacDonald Conway Festival of the Hills In case you’re just now planning your weekend, we’d like to point out that the Conway Festival of the Hills is Sunday, with a few pre-festival activities on Saturday. Pictured, David Fisher from the Natural Roots farm drives his working team in the festival’s parade in 2010. See “Fairs & Festivals.” 10/10/3 MacDonald

Thursday 3


BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Thursday Night Football at BTU. Buffalo vs. Cleveland at 8:25 p.m., not a great game but BTU says it has a great promo. Win $500 in cash this season by watching Thursday Night you watch at BTU, ask bar manager Kara for details. MLB playoffs on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Alex-Cuba. $12.50, $15.

PEARL STREET BALLROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8:30 p.m. Immortal Technique and Brother Ali. Hosted by Poison Pen, I Self Devine and Diabolic open. $18, $20.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Tampa Bay at 7 p.m. NFL football: Bills vs. Browns at 8 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTV’s. Thirsty Thursdays & College night hosted by Big Dan in the Sports Bar. Beer Pong Tournament. Wear your college shirt or show your college I.D. to be entered in end-of-the-night prizes. 413-773-8313


MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: The Collected Poets Series featuring Amy Dryansky and Peter Gizzi. 7 p.m. Dryansky’s newest poetry collection, “Grass Whistle,” was released in 2013 by Salmon Poetry. Her first book, “How I Got Lost So Close To Home,” was published by Alice James Books and individual poems have appeared in a variety of anthologies and journals. Gizzi is the author of “Threshold Songs” (Wesleyan 2011), “The Outernationale” (Wesleyan 2007), “Some Values of Landscape and Weather” (Wesleyan 2003), “Artificial Heart” (Burning Deck 1998), and “Periplum” (Avec Books 1992. His works has been translated into numerous languages and anthologized here and abroad. Suggested donation $2 to $4. Please tip the baristas. 625-6292,


TIME LAPSE DANCE & LUMINARIUM DANCE: In concert. 7:30 p.m. Fine Arts Concert Hall, UMass-Amherst. Founded by Mount Holyoke College alumnae Merli V. Guerra and Kimberleigh Allen Holman (‘09), Luminarium Dance Company is now in its third season. The company will perform three works continuing Luminarium’s mission to illuminate dance through both new lighting methods and enlightened thought, say promoters. Time Lapse Dance, founded by Sperling in 2000, presents visual-kinetic theater fusing experimental dance, circus arts and fabric-and-light spectacles. Promoters say that dances that re-imagine the swirling, sculptural style of modern-dance pioneer Loïe Fuller form the core of the repertory. For ticket holders, a pre-performance talk will be presented at 6:45 p.m. by Billbob Brown, professor of dance at the University of Massachusetts. Tickets: $35, $30 and $15; Five College/GCC/STCC students and youth 17 & under,$10 545-2511,


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.


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.


GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE Senior Symposia at the Downtown Center, 270 Main St., Greenfield. 2 to 4 p.m. Carolyn Moriconi Anderson will present “Roman Holidays: Americans in Rome in the 1950s.” Following World War II, the U.S. government encouraged Americans to vacation in Western Europe as part of an effort to bolster European economies and to fight the Cold War through consumer diplomacy. A strong dollar and reduced air fares made international tourism newly accessible to the middle class and record numbers of Americans enjoyed European holidays. The talk will demonstrate how American motion pictures became part of a cluster of inducements for such travel as a weakened Hollywood film industry found financial renewal in producing movies in Europe. $10. Financial assistance available by registration only. To register or request a full program brochure, call 775-1661.

WET PAINT! Silent Art Auction and Wine Tasting. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Hotel Northampton, 36 King St., Northampton. Artwork by 22 world-renowned Pioneer Valley artists, painted in plein air on Sept. 21 will be sold by silent auction. Benefit the Northwestern Children’s Advocacy Center in Northampton and the Franklin County center planned for Greenfield. Tickets, $90 in advance, $100 at the door. For event and online bidding details and to purchase tickets:


“A TIME TO LAUGH, A TIME TO WEEP,” 2 p.m., Orange Armory, East Main Street. A performance by Richard Clark and his acting partner Lynne McKinney Lydick.

Friday 4


BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Friday night karaoke in the Sports Bar at 9 p.m. with Dirty Johnny. Followed by dancing in The Extra Point Nightclub with DJ Drew at 10 p.m. with no cover. MLB playoffs on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Jill Sobule. Jay Nash opens. $17.50, $20. ∎ 10 p.m. Baths. Time Wharp and Groundislava opens. $12.50, $15.

PEARL STREET CLUBROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8:30 p.m. Marco Benevento and Toubab Krewe. $14, $17.

ROOSTER’S TAVERN, 74 Main St., Northfield: Colin Boutwell, local guitar talent plays soft rock, country and originals. 6 to 9 p.m. No cover charge. Requests honored. CDs available. For more information, call 498-0006.

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


MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Jennifer Matthews, acoustic roots rock, singer-songwriter. She is an award-winning touring artist and has a new CD coming out this fall titled “Tales of a Salty Sweetheart,” which is being released on Thundamoon Records. 8 p.m. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292,


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

FIRST FRIDAY MOSTLY WALTZ, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Music: Mary Lea and Peter Barnes. 7 to 7:30 p.m., beginners’ workshop, 7:30 to 8 p.m., intermediate workshop, 8:15 to 10:30 p.m., couple dances. $10.


“A PLACE AT THE TABLE” will be shown at Green Fields Market, upstairs meeting room, Main Street, Greenfield. 6 p.m. Discussion to follow with Dino Shnelle, Center for Self Reliance, and co-op members and staff. Free.


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.


THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers perform Charles River Delta Blues. Some new songs and some favorites. 9 p.m. 2012 Boston Music Award-winners for “Blues Artist of the Year,” this band evokes a southern juke joint where the whiskey and gin are flowing and everybody’s dancing, say promoters, who add that Harpe is recognized along with Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Shemekia Copeland, Rory Block and Ana Popovic in 2013’s “30 Women Burning Up the Blues” in the Alternate Route Magazine. $10. 21 and older.

ESPRESSO JAZZ perfoms at Chandler’s at Yankee Candle’s “Wine, Food and Jazz Spectacular.”6 p.m. Routes 5 & 10, South Deerfield. Reservations: 665-1277.

“GROWING UP GUTHRIE” performed by Frankie Fuchs, two-time Grammy nominee and Producer of the Year. 2 to 3 p.m. Northampton Council on Aging & Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. Fuchs had the pleasure of writing music for the legendary Woody Guthrie and played guitar and produced albums for Arlo Guthrie. Open to all. For more information, contact the center at 587-1228.

GAEA STAR GODDESS SHOW, Academy Of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton, 7:30 p.m. Third annual. The Gaea Star goddess show, say promoters, is a dynamic colorful live music performance directed by Mariam Massaro with the Gaea Star Band, in celebration of the Divine Feminine. Goddesses and Gods are portrayed in flamboyant costumes, honoring different cultural traditions around the world in a musical extravaganza complete with exotic stilt dancers, upbeat rocking melodies and joyful themes of peace and healing for the world. Adults, $13; Seniors and students, $10; Children under 12, free. Academy of Music Box Office open Tuesday through Friday, 3 to 6 p.m. 413-584-9032, ext.105 (Service fees will apply with purchase) Online tickets,

PHANTOM ERRATIC No. 5 PRESENTS: Lele Trinks, Ben Hersey, Shea Mowat, with jams by Servitor Soundsystem. The Montague Bookmill, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. 8 p.m. $5. Promoters say that Dutch performance artist Trinks “cultivates awkward energy with minimalist exercises in curiosity and reduction. Her relatively simple actions transform mundane activities into abstract rituals of absurdity. This year she has carried river water in a teaspoon through the streets of Istanbul and directed a chorus of people counting down seconds in Rotterdam. She has collaborated with an astounding array of people from all over the world and is a regular member of this rad all-gal performance art “band” called Trickster.” Hersey is a poet of words and gesture. A collagist and chance operator with a funny sense of rhythm, Mowat composes with stacks of wood, moldy wool blankets, and crumpled bits of aluminum flashing. 413-367-9206.

MOONLIGHT AND MORNING STAR with Ben Kohn and Ben Grosscup opening. 7:30 p.m. Pioneer Valley Cohousing Great Room, 120 Pulpit Hill Road, Amherst. First come, first served. Multicultural vocal duo that performs everything from gospel to jazz, folk and blues; a collection of music reflecting the times and their lives. Tobacco, fragrance and pet-free space. Suggested donation $10 to $20.


LEFTY’S BEER TASTING at Happy Trails Liquors, 1105 Mohawk Trail, Shelburne. 5 p.m. Catch Lefty’s and meet Archie, the English mastiff that graces the label of Lefty’s Imperial Porter and regularly greets customers at Happy Trails.

OWEN CLARKE SCHOLARSHIP FUND benefit: live music and art auction. Greenfield Grille’s banquet room, Federal Street, Greenfield. Doors open at 6 p.m. for showings of art pieces included in silent auction bidding. Winners will be announced at 9 p.m. All pieces for the live auction will be available for viewing and bidding will start around 9 p.m. with Noel Levesque as auctioneer. Many unusual items will be auctioned from every place imaginable. Trevor Clarke will begin the night’s music with a 30-minute set of jazz and originals with his trio Bushwick. Tim Kelliher is back to debut new material from his Hippy House studio with his touring band, Skin N Bone, starting just after eight. Jed Hover Revue will perform songs from his sixth CD, along with Tim and Trevor and Tumbleweed bass and vocalist Mike Beausoleil. Also joining Jed is saxophonist Ron Pesky and internationally acclaimed drummer Steve Arubto, Ginny Cleary will host. A $10 ticket is required after 7 p.m. Five dollars from each ticket go directly to the scholarship fund, which helps special-needs children from gill wo are graduating from Pioneer Valley Regional School in Gill. A free CD goes to every person buying a ticket and all donation and auction funds go directly to the scholarship fund. Tickets are available at the Grille or call 413-376-4777.

STARS OVER SPRINGFIELD: The Springfield Science Museum’s large rooftop telescope will be open for public sky gazing at 7:30 p.m. as part of the observatory series. First Friday of the month through May and features an introductory talk on topics such as space exploration, seasonal sights of the night sky, current astronomical research or upcoming events like eclipses or comet appearances. The program takes place rain or shine. If it is cloudy, a planetarium show will be presented in place of telescope viewing. $3 adults, $2 children 17 and under. Best suited for families with children 8 and older. Younger children also welcome.


“2 ACROSS,” a comedy of crosswords and possible romance by Jerry Mayer. 7:30 p.m. Rohrs Hall, 71 North Main St., South Deerfield. 7:30 p.m. Continues Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Directed by Kimberley Morin. Two strangers meet on a train — interesting? The Los Angeles Weekly review says so: “A rich theatrical piece — a fascinating 80 minutes in which light banter turns to raw emotion — creates a tone that perfectly underscores both the comic and dramatic elements of this surprisingly memorable play.” Tickets $10. For reservations, call 665-2481. Walk-ins accepted as space permits. All proceeds benefit the South Deerfield Congregational Church.

10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL at Actors Theatre Playhouse, Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H.. 7:30 p.m. Continues Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 12. Anything can happen in 10 minutes and it usually does. Comic, tragic and uplifting life-changing upheavals that occur every 10 minutes. “Ten Minute Plays” capture pivotal moments. They challenge the playwright, the director, and the actors to make it all happen now, the way it does in real life. There is no time for long background exposition or the slow teasing out of emotional undercurrents. All seats $8. 603-256-8070.

“DEATH OF A SALESMAN,” a New Renaissance Players production a The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A. Arthur Miller’s Tony and Pulitzer-prize winning masterpiece featuring Brendan Kenny (Willy Loman) Kathy Llamas (Linda Loman) Alain Lamoureux (Biff Loman) Andy Stewart (Happy Loman). Directed by Michael Glazier. Hailed as a masterwork of modern American drama, “Death of a Salesman” won six Tony Awards, including Best Play, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, the first play to ever win all three awards, according to organizers. This is a classic story of struggle and of reconciling the pursuit of the American dream with one’s own sense of reality to the local stage. Originally premiering in 1949, the tale of Willy Loman’s last days as he and his family come to terms with their true place in the world, is as relevant today as it was 64 years ago, say promoters. As with all NRP productions, 100 percent of the profits benefit The Shea theater to aid in operating and improvement expenses. 8 p.m. Continues Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. General admission, $12.

“LOST IN YONKERS” presented by Barre Players, Barre Players Theater, 64 Common St., Barre. 7:30 p.m. Continues Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. This captivating dramatic comedy, considered by some critics to be Neil Simon’s best play, is set in Yonkers, N.Y. in 1942. Ne’r do-well son Eddie deposits his two young sons with stern Grandma Kurnitz and takes to the road The boys adapt to life above an ice crea parlor with simple-minded Aunt Bella and Uncle Louie, a small time hoodlum. Tickets $14 general admission, $12 seniors 65 and older and students; $7 children 12 and under. For reservations, call 978-355-2096,

Saturday 5


BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: College football Saturday at BTU, all the games featuring Notre Dame vs. Arizona State at 7:30 p.m. Dancing in The Extra Point Nightclub at 10 p.m. with DJ MIA spinning the tunes. No cover. MLB playoffs on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton. ∎ 7 p.m. Seth Glier. End of America opens. $12.50, $15. ∎ 10 p.m. Seth Newton. Chris Goudreau and Young Tricksters open. $8, $10.

PEARL STREET BALLROOM, 10 Pearl ST., Northampton: 9 p.m. Conspirator. EatUrAura and Cosmic Dust Bunnies open. $17, $20.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, Route 63, Millers Falls: Rock 201, Classic rock, 9:30 p.m. 659-3384.

ROOSTER’S TAVERN, 74 Main St., Northfield: T.N.T. Productions Karaoke Dance Party. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. No cover. Special pub menu including beer and wine available all night. For more information, call 498-0006.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Saturday night madness with Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313


MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 7:30 p.m. Doug Kwartler with Susan Levine.. Kwartler’s songs have been prominently featured on three major television networks, including the top CBS soap opera “The Young and the Restless,” the TNT drama “Dark Blue,” the ABC soap opera “All My Children” and in independent films. Songwriter Levine draws stories from the roadside of a life full of contrasts. Promoters say she chronicles the emotional and physical landscaopes of the in-between — the haves and have-nots, the loved and the abandoned, the sad but hopeful, the multiple sides to every story, the grays rather than the black and whites. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292,


FIRST SATURDAY CONTRADANCE 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 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.

MONADNOCK TRI-STATE DANCE CLUB dance at Elmm Hall, Durkee Street, Winchester, N.H. 7 to 11 p.m. Music by Wise Guys.

Fairs & Festivals

CONWAY FESTIVAL OF THE HILLS: Pre-festival highlights: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., festival bake sale at town center; 2 to 4 p.m., Conway Historical Open House, Main Street; 5:30 and 7 p.m., turkey dinner at Conway Grammar School. For tickets call 369-4080. Continues Sunday.

FLAYVORS OF COOK FARM Fall Festival, 129 South Maple St., Hadley. Noon to 4 p.m. Afternoon of family fun: cows and calves to visit, games, face painting, pumpkin painting, wagon rides, milking demonstrations, food available. Rain or shine.

NORTH QUABBIN GARLIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL at Forster’s Farm, 60 Chestnut Hill Rd., Orange. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Continues Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 100 booths featuring juried regional artists, farmers and community organizations; ongoing demonstrations on leatherwork, wool spinning, cider pressing, garlic growing, enticing pollinators, raising chickens, healing arts. See skilled local craftspeople timber framing, milling lumber and turning bowls. Entertainment includes Inside/Out Dance Company, Celtic Heels, the Pangeans, The Equalites, Crow’s Rebellion, Gaia Roots and The Impuse Ensemble. Storytelling, face painting and dance and movement performances for children and families. More than 30 spoken word artists organized by Human Error Publishing emerge out of the woods and onto the stage in the food court to season your meal with poetry and song. In the cooking demo tent, chefs from local restaurants cook garlic and farm-fresh creations. Garlic games on the on the main field including disc golf and raw garlic eating contest. $5 a day for adults, $8 for weekend pass; children 12 and under free. See our cover story, Page D1.

SUNDERLAND FALL FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. “Fiddlers, Food and Fun!” Amateur dog show, crafters, vendors, music performances all day, petting zoo, pie baking contest, Taste of Sunderland Food and Beer Court.


“LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS” featuring Jack Nicholson shown at the Wendell Free Library, 7 Wendell Depot Road, Wendell. Seymour is a young man who works in a flower store. He manages to create a carnivorous plant that feeds on human flesh. Nobody knows about it, so Seymour and the plant become good “friends.” The plant needs food to grow up, so it convinces him to start killing people. There will be a short (half-hour) film before the movie: episode 370 of “Dark Shadows,” set in 1795, in which Josette’s love for Barnabas makes Angelique jealous. 978-544-3559.


WHATELY LIBRARY, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. 665-2170, Fire Truck and Fire Safety Story Time with the Whately Fire Department Firefighters. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Story time with Jason Dorval, Whately firefighter paramedic and public fire and life safety education coordinator. He will read some of his favorite stories and share appropriate fire safety tips for children. Whately volunteer firefighters will also show children around the fire truck and their safety equipment.


LUI COLLINS, folk singer-songwriter performs with multi-instrumentalist Anand Nayak in the downstairs Parish Hall of the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 399 Main St., Greenfield. Doors open at 7 p.m. Anand and Polly at 7:30, Lui at 8. Sliding scale $7 to $15 adults and teens (cash and check only), and $5 children 12 and under. Food and drink for sale. For reservations or more information, call 768-0705 or email See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D4.

SONG & STORY SWAP at the Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst. Featuring Sue Burkhart, bluegrass mandolin and guitar. Free; donations accepted. Share stories and songs that are traditional, newly written or of personal experiences. Listeners welcome.

RAY MASON performs at Bread Euphoria, 206 Main St., Route 9, Haydenville. 6 to 8 p.m. No cover; tips appreciated. 268-7757,

BROTHER SUN, a benefit concert for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Montague Bookmill, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. 8 p.m., $10 general admission, $20 concert sponsor. Promoters say this trio’s harmonies, as much as its lyrics, “tell what they are about: warm as a campfire, stirring as a gospel church, rousing as a call to arms. Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing traditions.:” Advance tickets online, If still available, tickets will also be sold at the door on the day of the show. 413-367-9206.


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.

AUTO MOBILE BODY WORKS, by Creatures of Habitat Physical Poetry Public Performance Project. Original projections and live performance in downtown Greenfield, 7:30 p.m, Audience participants are asked to meet at the Town Common at Main Street and Court Square dressed to be outside and prepared to walk to nearby locations. Auto Mobile Body Works, conceived and directed by dance artist Stefanie Weber, utilize movement, video, vehicles and outdoor paved spaces to create a site-specific series of scenes that both imagine and reveal an abstract integration of human and auto bodies, say promoters.

CALVIN THEATER, 19 King St., Northampton: Tom Cotter, high-energy, rapid-fire style of comedy leaves audiences clutching their sides and rolling in the aisles. Catapulted into the comedic stratosphere on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. 8 p.m. $20, $25, $30.

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 for vendors, entertainment and events at the market. Every Saturday through fall.

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: All Pre-K through grade 12 teachers visit the museum free. Noon to 4:30 p.m. Teachers can meet members of the Eduction Staff to find out more about social studies resources at Historic Deerfield and use their complimentary general admission ticket to enjoy a day at the museum. For more information, contact Claire Carlson, Education program Coordinator at 775-7217 or

LEFTY’S BREWING CO, 301 Wells St., Greenfield.∎ Weekly brewery tour. 2 to 4 p.m., Free to those 21 and over. 475-3449,

MIKE’S MAZE at Warner Farm, 23 South Main St., Sunderland. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 3. The 14th annual maze design is a mind-bending half-tone pattern of corn stalks and bare ground that create an 8-acre visage of surrealist painter Salvador Dali, say organizers, who add that visitors will be perplexed by illusions in this year’s game and baffled by distorted imagery in the newly constructed Ames Room and Mirror Room. Instead of winding through trails, mazegoers will move between disorienting areas of open space and dense plantings of corn as they search for hidden game stations. Two pumpkin-launching trebuchets and a giant slingshot will join the potato cannon and provide amusement for kids of all ages. Corn Cafe open for lunch and snacks. Admission $8 for ages 4 to 12, $10 for adults; $1 discounts to students and seniors. 3 and under free. Schools and other groups can arrange to visit on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Call the farm at 665-8331 and leave a message.

NOAH’S ARK event at Second Congregational Church. The front lawn of Second Congregational Church in Greenfield will resemble an ark complete with animals, a rainbow balloon arch, music and many activities for children and adults. Crafts will include creating cardboard animals for children to decorate and hold in the 11:45 parade through the Farmers Market. Face masks and bag puppets will be made by children. Entertainment will feature Karen’s Dance Studio, whose members will dance to animal songs. Old MacDonalds Minstrels will perform sing-long animal songs and 4-H members will bring their animals for children to enjoy. Massachusetts State Police will conduct a demonstration with K-9 dogs. Children, bring your favorite stuffed animal for a photo in the ark! World Eye Bookshop will be on hand with books and animal puppets. The event is rain or shine. All events free, but an offering box will be available for freewill donations to the Faith Fund, which supports community activities in the church’s building (Community Meals, Al-Anon, community meetings and more).

SOURCE TO SEA CLEANUP. 9 a.m. Annual one-day coordinated cleanup of rivers, streams and banks that make up the Connecticut River system. The teams responsible for working on the Gill-Montague section of the river work out of the Great Falls Discovery Center. Register at 800-859-2960. For elsewhere in the watershed, call the Connecticut River Watershed Council 413-772-2020, ext. 201, or e-mail


“2 ACROSS” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“DEATH OF A SALESMAN,” continues, see Friday’s listing.

“LOST IN YONKERS” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

MEMORIAL HALL THEATER, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, begins its new season of live broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera at 12:55 p.m. with a presentation of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin.” Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the love-struck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance. Tickets $22 adults, $11 students. Tickets available at Mocha Maya’s and Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls, World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield and at the door. 625-3052.

“ROBERT FROST: This Verse Business” starring Gordon Clapp, Emmy-winning actor. 7 p.m. Whittemore Theater, Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vt. About the great American poet who, for 45 years, traveled across the nation sharing his enduring verse, dry wit and “promises to keep.” $25 advance; $5 18 years and under. 888-757-5559.

Sunday 6


BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Harpoon Football Day at BTU. Harpoon IPA, UFO Pumpkin and Octoberfest Promo. Buckets of Harpoon Beer, Harpoon Draft special, win Harpoon prizes on the BTU Wheel. Tickets to Harpoon Octoberfest party giveaway, NFL Sunday ticket, all the games on 14 HDTVs featuring Patriots vs. Bengals at 1 p.m. Munchie bar, Pats cash, contests and more MLB playoffs on 14 HDTVs after the football games. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. John Gorka. Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli open. $20, $25.

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

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. NFL Sunday Ticket is on at Taylor’s. Patriots vs. Bengals at 1 p.m. Watch all your favorite teams on 11 50-inch HDTVs with Kathy in the Sports Bar opening at noon and Erinn downstairs in the Tavern. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports Bar. 773-8313.

WEST DOVER INN, Route 100, West Dover, Vt.: Kevin Parry plays music from 1 to 4 p.m. on the patio.

Fairs & Festivals

CONWAY FESTIVAL OF THE HILLS continues. 10 a.m., Covered Bridge Classic 10K road race and 1.2 mile children’s race; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., open house at the Conway Historical Society; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cafe Conway at Memorial Park, hot and cold beverages and baked goods; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., art exhibit and book sale at Field Memorial Library; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., information, Town Hall and ballfield. Program guides, merchandise, raffle tickets. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., town center exhibitors inside and outside Town Hall and at Memorial Park; 1 p.m., parade kicks off at OESCO, Route 116; 2 p.m., Karen’s Dance Studio in front of library; 3 p.m., duck race. Music by Ronald Meck and Son, Celtic folk; Katryna Nields and Friends; Bell Ami, young original rock; Conway Chorus featuring 5th and 6th graders from Conway Grammar School; Joanie Schwartz and Janet Ryan duo; The Valley Divas, jazz and American Songbook, and the Box Car Lilies, bluegrass influenced folk music with a twist.

NORTH QUABBIN GARLIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL concludes. See Saturday’s listing.


“THE DYBBUK” shown at 2 p.m. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst. The film dissolves the separation of the natural from the supernatural as ill-fated pledges, unfulfilled passions and untimely deaths ensnare two families in a tragic labyrinth of spiritual possession, say promoters, who add that the film’s exquisite musical and dance interludes evoke the cultural richness of both shtetl communities and Polish Jewry on the eve of World War II. Yiddish with English subtitles. $4 students, $6 members, $8 general admission.


AYRE CRAFT, vocalist Don Cotter and lutenist Robert Castellano in concert. 2 p.m. The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst. “Saints and Sinners”: drinking songs, murder ballads, cynical songs of courtship and seduction, then onto redemption and faith. Free; donations welcome. 577-3600,

HERBIE HANCOCK, pianist and composer, in concert. 7:30 p.m. Fine Arts Center, UMass-Amherst. He will be joined by a quartet featuring James Genus on bass, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums and Lionel Loueke on guitar. Pre-show party for ticket holders at 6 p.m., including appetizers, entertainment and cash bar. Tickets $30, $65, $75; Five College, GCC, STCC students and youth 17 and under $15, $20, $25. 545-2511,

WEIRD AL YANKOVIC in concert at the Calvin Theater, 19 King St., Northampton. 8 p.m. Few would have guessed that Weird Al Yankovic, who as a shy, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending in homemade tapes to the Dr. Demento Radio Show, would go on to become the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history. $28.50, $38.50, $48.50.


THE DEERFIELD RIVER WATERSHED ASSOCIATION will lead a hike to Spruce Hill on the Hoosac Range in Savoy. Hikers should meet at the Shunpike rest area one and a half miles beyond Charlemont center on Route 2 at 10 a.m. Register with the leader Polly Bartlett by calling 625-6628. This is a 4.6-mile, one-way hike with cars spotted at the far end. Hikers will climb 600 vertical feet starting out moderately and ending on a steeper slope to the rocky outcropping at the top, where there is a spectacular view of Mount Greylock, Adams and North Adams. Fall colors should be at their height and the hawks may be migrating on the updrafts along the Hoosac range. Bad weather will cancel.

GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Leaf peepin’ bike path bingo. 2 to 3 p.m. All ages welcome as we practice examining the natural world with field guides, binoculars and a fun game of bingo. This month we will focus on the colors and shapes of autumn. 863-3676.

MIKE’S MAZE continues. See Saturday’s listing.


GREEN RIVER YOGA & Movement Arts, 158 Main St., 2nd floor, Greenfield, will offer “What is the Meaning of Life?” a talk on the ideas of the Gurdjieff/Ouspensky Work. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Led by Dr. Rosemary Christoph of Shelburne Falls. The talk is free, but donations on a $5 to $15 sliding scale are appreciated.


“2 ACROSS” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

“DEATH OF A SALESMAN,” concludes, see Friday’s listing.

Monday 7


BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Monday Night Football. Jets at Falcons at 8:30 p.m. Win a Corona Cooler, the same one as on the TV commercials, enter with each Corona purchase, drawing at end of season. MLB playoffs on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Rickie Lee Jones. $50, $55.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. NFL Football, Jets vs. Falcons at 8:30 p.m. 11 50-inch HDTVs. Free pool all night in the sports bar. Country music with Host Kathy and her candy bowl. Monday Madness with Big Dan in the Sports Bar.773-8313.


MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. New York Jets at Atlanta Falcons on the big screen. 8:30 p.m. Free; please tip the baristas.


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. 772-1544 ext. 5, ∎ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. the library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. for Writer’s Lunch. Self directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through their lunch. Contact Jane Buchanana at 772-1544 for more details. ∎ Open for Business. 2 to 5 p.m. Telecommuters and local business people looking for reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace invited to the library’s LeVanway Meeting room Mondays and Fridays. Access to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work.

WHATELY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately presents Small Business/Self-Employed Lecture Series at 6:30 p.m. Tonight: “Financial Q&A with a CAP and a CFP Professional.” Open discussion on all things financial with certified public accountant Lyle Phipps of Prepared Accounting, and Michelle Spaziani, CFP, vice president investments and branch supervisor at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Member SIPC. Registration required by calling 665-2170. Free.


“WHY ON EARTH? Biography and the Practice of Human Becoming,” a reading and book signing with Signe Eklund Schaefer. 7 p.m. The Hartsbrook School, Piening Hall, 193 Bay Road, Hadley. Free. Presented by the Center for Biography and Social Art. 320-1723.


FREE SOUP & GAMES NIGHT, Hope and Olive restaurant, 44 Hope St., Greenfield. 5 to 8 p.m. Also, sweets and raffles. Cash bar. Kid friendly. Proceeds benefit the Greenfield Local Cultural Council ( and Greenfield’s new downtown beautification group, the Greenfield Rejuvenators (

Tuesday 8


BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS,23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer on Tuesday at BTU. MLB playoffs on 14 HDTVS. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Ruth Moody Band. $12.50, $15. ∎10 p.m. Latin Dance Night. No cover.

ROOSTER’S TAVERN, 74 Main Sr., Northfield: Open mic night 4 to 8 p.m. Local talents can play their own music. All ages. Call or stop in to reserve a spot at 498-0006. Artists receive complimentary food for their performance. No cover. Also contact us on Facebook. Every Tuesday.

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


GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Preschool story hour and craft time fun. Meet other people with small children and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts with Sally Ahearn. 10 to 11 a.m. In the LeVanway Meeting Room. No sign up required. Free. For more information, call the children’s librarian at 772-1544 Ext. 5. ∎ Memoir writing workshop continues Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. the workshop, led by Joannah Whitney, is organized around the premise that we all have stories to tell — we just need to make the time to tell them. Through Nov. 18.

Wednesday 9


BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke with Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. MLB Playoffs on 14 HDTVs. No cover. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. the Milk Carton Kids. Mike and Ruthy open. $12.50, $15.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. 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.


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,


GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. The library’s meeting room will be open 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 their lunch. Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part of Writer’s Lunch. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details.


BROADSIDE BOOKSHOP, 247 Main St., Northampton. Archer Mayor, author of “Paradise City” presents his new Joe Gunther novel, “Three Can Keep a Secret.” 7 p.m. 413-586-4235,


ALICE PARKER, nationally known composer and choral director, will hold her Fall SING at the Federated Church on Route 2 in Charlemont, 7:30 p.m. Join in singing hymns and folk melodies under Alice’s direction. Free.

MID-WEEK MUSIC, All Souls Church, 399 Main St., Greenfield. Featuring 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Pioneer Consort featuring Michael Nix, Chris Devine and Greg Snedeker (chamber music). Suggested contribution, $3 to $10. 413-773-5018

STILE ANTICO, Grammy-nominated British early music vocal ensemble, will perform Choral Treasures of the Renaissance. 7 p.m. Persons Auditorium, Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vt. 7 p.m. $28; $15 students. 888-757-5559.

TROMBONE CHOIR in concert. 8:15 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass-Amherst. Original pieces for Trombone Choir by Hidas and Nelhybel; also transcriptions of pieces by Wagner, Brahms and Bach. Free.


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.


GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE Senior Symposia in the Stinchfield Auditorium, GCC Main Campus, Greenfield. 2 to 4 p.m. Joseph Ellis will present “Revolutionary Summer.” It’s one of the most familiar and oft-told stories in American history, rendered most memorably in the play, “1776.” But, Ellis argues, the way American independence actually happened does not fit the familiar script. In his talk, Ellis will take a fresh look at the most significant figures who interacted in the summer of 1776: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and their British counterparts. $10. Financial assistance available by registration only. To register or request a full program brochure, call 775-1661.

“WITCHCRAFT & THE LAW in Medieval Scandinavia” by Stephen Mitchell, Professor of Folklore and Muythology and Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. 4:30 p.m. 301 Herter Hall, UMass, Amherst. Free.

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