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Arts & Entertainment Calendar, Dec. 18-22

  • ‘A Celtic Nutcracker’ Saturday<br/>Celtic Heels Dance Co., a Greenfield-based dance school that combines traditional Irish dance with modern innovations, will present its take on a classic Christmas tale when it takes the stage at the Academy of Music in Northampton on Saturday for a “A Celtic Nutcracker.” This company attracts dancers from throughout our region and has a well-established reputation for successfully taking on new and ambitious projects. See “Dance.”

    ‘A Celtic Nutcracker’ Saturday
    Celtic Heels Dance Co., a Greenfield-based dance school that combines traditional Irish dance with modern innovations, will present its take on a classic Christmas tale when it takes the stage at the Academy of Music in Northampton on Saturday for a “A Celtic Nutcracker.” This company attracts dancers from throughout our region and has a well-established reputation for successfully taking on new and ambitious projects. See “Dance.”

  • Winter Solstice Celebration Saturday<br/>Now in its 32nd year, the Winter Solstice Celebration will again showcase the myriad talents of our area’s storytellers when it comes to the Roundhouse in Colrain on Saturday. There will also be hot cider, live music and gift basket raffles. See “Potpourri.”<br/>

    Winter Solstice Celebration Saturday
    Now in its 32nd year, the Winter Solstice Celebration will again showcase the myriad talents of our area’s storytellers when it comes to the Roundhouse in Colrain on Saturday. There will also be hot cider, live music and gift basket raffles. See “Potpourri.”

  • Greenfield Harmony concert Sunday <br/>After being canceled due to a snowstorm, the Holiday Concert by the Greenfield Harmony Community Chorus has been rescheduled for Sunday at the Wesley Methodist Church, 98 Maple St., Hadley, 7 p.m. Led by Mary Cay Brass, Greenfield Harmony is a multi-generational 75-voice chorus that performs an eclectic mix of community-based music from many cultural and musical traditions. See “Music” for more information on the program.

    Greenfield Harmony concert Sunday
    After being canceled due to a snowstorm, the Holiday Concert by the Greenfield Harmony Community Chorus has been rescheduled for Sunday at the Wesley Methodist Church, 98 Maple St., Hadley, 7 p.m. Led by Mary Cay Brass, Greenfield Harmony is a multi-generational 75-voice chorus that performs an eclectic mix of community-based music from many cultural and musical traditions. See “Music” for more information on the program.

  • ‘A Celtic Nutcracker’ Saturday<br/>Celtic Heels Dance Co., a Greenfield-based dance school that combines traditional Irish dance with modern innovations, will present its take on a classic Christmas tale when it takes the stage at the Academy of Music in Northampton on Saturday for a “A Celtic Nutcracker.” This company attracts dancers from throughout our region and has a well-established reputation for successfully taking on new and ambitious projects. See “Dance.”
  • Winter Solstice Celebration Saturday<br/>Now in its 32nd year, the Winter Solstice Celebration will again showcase the myriad talents of our area’s storytellers when it comes to the Roundhouse in Colrain on Saturday. There will also be hot cider, live music and gift basket raffles. See “Potpourri.”<br/>
  • Greenfield Harmony concert Sunday <br/>After being canceled due to a snowstorm, the Holiday Concert by the Greenfield Harmony Community Chorus has been rescheduled for Sunday at the Wesley Methodist Church, 98 Maple St., Hadley, 7 p.m. Led by Mary Cay Brass, Greenfield Harmony is a multi-generational 75-voice chorus that performs an eclectic mix of community-based music from many cultural and musical traditions. See “Music” for more information on the program.

Thursday 19

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Thursday Night Football on 14 HDTVs. Bruins vs. Sabres at 7 p.m. plus NBA action. Come down and enjoy one of our winter beers on tap or in a bottle. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Tommy Filiault Trio. Acoustic rock with Sturgis Cunningham and Klondike Koehler. 8 to 10:30 p.m. No cover. 978-544-2739. www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Bill Kirchen’s Honky tonk Holiday show. Rocky Roberts and Friends open. $15, $18. ww.iheg.com.

PEARL STREET CLUBROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8 p.m. Every Time I Die. Code Orange Kids and Letlive open. $15, $18. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Half Shaved Jazz. 8 p.m. or a little earlier. (It’s A Wonderful Night in Turners all over town. See turnersfallsriverculture.org). 863-2866, thevoo.net.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Buffalo at 7 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 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.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Open mic night. 7 p.m. Perform your own originals. Pamela Means will host. Free; please tip the bartenders. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Noon to 2 p.m., Writer’s Lunch. The library’s meeting room will be open Monday through Thursday. This is a self-directed free writing time open to any writer looking for a place to work through their lunch. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more information. ∎ Winter Crafts with Lori Gordon. 3:30 p.m. Using natural materials, Lori works with young students with cloth, wood and fiber art. This month: solstice lanterns. Suggested for ages 7 and up. Younger children may participate with a parent to help. Free. In the LeVanway meeting room.

MILLERS FALLS LIBRARY, 23 Bridge St., Millers Falls: Music and Movement for Young Children with Laurie Davidson and Tom Carroll. 10 a.m. Thursdays through today. 413-659-3801.

Literary

FOOD FOR THOUGHT BOOKS, 106 North Pleasant St., Amherst. “Past, Present, Future: A Fundraiser for Food For Thought Books.” 6 p.m. Reading from local author Susan Stinson’s new book, “Spider in a Tree.” The reading will be followed up by a goodbye party for Grace and an introduction to newest collective member.

Music

ACADEMY AT CHARLEMONT’S WINTER CONCERT, Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 7 p.m. Free. Celtic to jazz to a capella to women who rock. 413-339-4912.

KEVIN PARRY hosts open mic every Thursday at The Marina Restaurant, Putney Road, Brattleboro, Vt. 7 to 10 p.m. Free. Participating musicians receive 50 percent off their meal. For information and to sign up, call 802-257-7563. More information at www.kevinparrymusic.com.

MONTAGUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HOLIDAY CONCERT, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sheffield auditorim. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

“WINTER JOURNEY,” by Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, at the Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton, 7 p.m. Promoters say, “PVPA will leave no musical stone unturned with classical styling to hard driving rock ’n’ roll, there is something for everyone.” $12 general, $10 seniors and military, $6 students and children under 12. At the door: $14 general, $12 seniors and military, $8 students and children under 12. 413-584-9032 ext. 105 or boxoffice@academyofmusictheatre.com

Potpourri

HISTORIC DEERFIELD “Heritage Holiday” series of activities continues. Heritage Holiday Daily Activities (today through 29, except Dec. 24 and 25; included with general admission to the museum). Daily holiday activities: Giftmaking, noon to 4:30 p.m., Visitor Center at Hall Tavern Ballroom; Open Hearth Cooking, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Visitor Center at Hall Tavern; Caroling, 1 to 3 p.m. Gingerbread cookie decorating, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Visitor Center at Hall Tavern; Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Visitor Center at Hall Tavern. www.historic-deerfield.org.

IT’S A WONDERFUL NIGHT IN TURNERS FALLS, 5 to 9 p.m. Festive storefront art installations, roving musicians, hayrides, in-store performances, art shows, caroling, tree lighting with Santa, specials at local shops with many staying open until 9 p.m. and numerous after-parties. The evening will culminate with a showing of the classic holiday film “It’s a Wonderful Life” at The Shea Theater. 5 to 9 p.m. www.turnersfallsriverculture.org/

SEBASTIAN LOCKWOOD will relive the Christmas long ago of Buddy, Sook, Queenie, Haha Jones and all the characters in Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” and Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.” Woven into the storytelling, Nanette Perrotte performer, composer and educator, will lead the audience in traditional Christmas carols followed by wassail and holiday treats. 7 p.m. Mriposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main St., Peterborough, N.H. $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 members, children free. 603- 924-4555. Wheelchair accessible.

Theater

“HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS” at Majestic Theater, West Springfield. 7:30 p.m. Through Dec. 23. Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 and 7 p.m.; Monday, 7 p.m. Family-friendly show featuring Pioneer Valley-based performers. Similar in style to nostalgic holiday specials of years past headlined by Andy Williams and Perry Como, the show will be hosted by singer Ray Guillemette Jr. Tickets $21, $23 adults, $10 children 10 and under. Call the box office at 474-7797.

Friday 20

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Friday Night Karaoke in The Extra Point Nightclub with Dirty Johnny from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. No cover. Plus all NBA, NHL and college hoops on 14 HDTVs in the Sports Bar. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Josh Levangie and The Pistoles. Outlaw country. 9 to 11:30 p.m. No cover. 978-544-2739

www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Dar Williams. $30, $35.∎ 10 p.m. Cricket Tell The Weather and The Rambling Kind. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls. Show of Cards. Folk, rock, hip-hop. 9:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Friday night madness with Big Dan in the sports bar. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 413-773-8313.

WEST DOVER INN, Route 100, West Dover, Vt. Kevin Parry plays and sings classic rock requests on guitar and mandolin. 8 to 11 p.m. 802-464-5207 www.kevinparrymusic.om.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Blueberry Buckle. Based in Southern Vermont, this is a family affair with Cate, 11, on violin; Savannah, 7, on drums, and their father, Tom, on guitar. Blues, jazz, Irish, old time and a little rock ’n’ roll. 7 p.m. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

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

THIRD FRIDAY CONTRADANCE, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Holiday Solstice Contradance Party with Wild Asparagus, 8 to 11 p.m. www.guidingstargrange.org/

Library

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ “Mother Goose on the Loose,” 11 a.m. Join the happy circle with Kay Lyons at a lap-sit story hour for children ages 3 and under with a grown up every Friday morning. Rhymes, songs and movement games make up this storytime style popularized by author Betsy Diamant-Cohen. In the Picture Book Room today. ∎ Writer’s Workshop. Noon to 2 p.m. Jane Buchanan and Joannah Whitney lead the program, which includes writing exercises and discussion as well as an opportunity to share what has been written. Participants encouraged to attend the open writing periods during the week. No charge; no registration required. Contact Buchanan at 772-1544 for more information. ∎ Open for Business. 2 to 5 p.m. Telecommuters and local business people looking for reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace are invited to the LeVanway Meeting Room Mondays and Fridays. Access to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work.

Literary

THIRD FRIDAY OPEN PROSE and Poetry Reading. 7 p.m. Arms Library, Bridge and Main streets, Shelburne Falls. Free. Arrive before 7 to sign up for a five-minute open mic slot; one 10-minute slot available. Listeners welcome. Refreshments. Handicapped accessible. 625-0306.

Music

ACADEMY OF MUSIC, 274 Main St., Northampton: The Sweetback Sisters’ Country Christmas Sing-along Spectacular. 7 p.m. “Unbelievably sweet, rich ... all the sparkly debauchery of classic country.” Here is what promoters have to say, “This supremely fun and wildly popular show requires audience participation (lyric sheets are provided) and a love for all kinds of holiday music. All the songs are presented with the Sweetback Sisters’ signature mix of harmony singing, rollicking telecaster and twin fiddling along with a healthy dose of holiday cheer. Sweetback Sisters Emily Miller and Zara Bode may not be blood relations, but their precise, family-style harmonies recall the best of country music from the 1950s and ’60s. The band takes its inspiration from the Davis Sisters and Louvin Brothers as well as the spirited honky- tonk energy of Wanda Jackson and Loretta Lynn.” $12 adults, $10 seniors and students; $6 children; $25 family. Call 584-9032 Ext. 105, or www.academyofmusictheatre.com.

ARCADIA PLAYERS performs George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.” 7:30 pm. Abbey Memorial Chapel, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley. Directed by Ian Watson. $30 general, $25 seniors 65 and older, $10 students with ID. For tickets go to arcadiaplayers.org or call 586-8742. See Joseph Marcello’s Encores & Curtain Calls column, Page D4.

CLINICAL NOTES HOLIDAY CONCERT, “Sing Noel!” Baystate Franklin Medical Center, 164 High St., Greenfield (Main Conference Rooms). 12:15 to 1 p.m. Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s women’s a cappella chorus performs traditional holiday and secular music. Free.

“TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,” Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton, 10:30 a.m. Inspired by the timeless poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” and by the real life of its author, Clement Moore, this musical introduces Santa in a particularly beneficent light. This classic from Theatre IV has been charming audiences nationwide for many years, say promoters. (Recommended for Grades K-5) The performance is 1 hour. $8 to $12. 1-800-275-5005, http://www.TheatreIV.org

Potpourri

HISTORIC DEERFIELD “Heritage Holiday” series of activities continues. See Thursday’s listing.

PIE SALE, Robbins Memorial Church, 55 Munson St., Greenfield. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Blueberry pie, baked, unbaked and sugar free pies will be available. To order, call 413-773-7624.

Theater

THE ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS, starring Santa. PaintBox Theater, Northampton High School, 380 Elm St., Northampton. 7 p.m. Continues Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and at 1 p.m. It is just days before Christmas and Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves are throwing a party. Santa, with the help of the audience and elves, is going to bring to life three little known stories: “How Santa Met His Elves,” “Why Santa Climbs Down Chimneys” and “How Santa Knows Who Has Been Good and Bad.” Each story is shared with lots and lots of audience participation, say organizers. During intermission Mrs. Claus will lead the audience in a sing-along of popular Christmas songs. Later in the show, Mrs. C, with the help of the audience and the North Pole crew, will stage the Christmas classic “’Twas The Night Before Christmas.” The grand finale is a lip-synch performance of Bruce Springsteen’s version of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” with Santa and Mrs. C. on keyboards and the elves on vocals. PaintBox Theatre is a theater of improvisation and imagination for the whole family. Single tickets: $10. Groups (14 or more) $7. Tickets will be available at the door or online at BrownPaperTickets.com. PaintBoxTheatre.com

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” will be performed by Stageloft Repertory Theater, 450A Main St., Sturbridge. Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Through Dec. 22. Tickets $17 adults, $15 seniors 65 and older, $8 students 12 and younger. For more information and reservations, call 508-347-9005.

COME SEE SANTA, Warfield House, 200 Warfield Road, Charlemont. 2 to 5 p.m. Children who come to see Santa will receive a gift and candy cane and may write letters to mail in “Santa’s Mailbox.” All ages welcome to take a barnyard tour and meet horses, cows, llama, sheep and chickens. Free. 413-339-6600.

“HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

Saturday 21

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. College basketball, college bowl games and NBA and NHL action on 14 HDTVs today plus dancing in the Extra Point Nightclub with DJ Drew spinning all the hot hits at 10 p.m. No cover. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Dedicated to Delilah. 80s pop rock and ballads. 9 to 11:30 p.m. No cover. 978-544-2739

www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton. 7 p.m. ∎ 7 p.m. Dar Williams. $30, $35. ∎ 10 p.m. The Big Sway. Ellis Ashbrook opens. $8, $10. www.iheg.com.

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

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Buffalo at 7 p.m. Saturday night madness with Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 413-773-8313.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Seth Adam with special guest Rick Murnane. 7:30 p.m. Singer-songwriter Adam is well known for his passionate live performance. He is an alt-country, rootsy rocker. Murnane is rooted in the sounds of classic timeless pop music. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

“A CELTIC NUTCRACKER.” 7 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. The original Tchaikovsky score with Celtic music and innovative choreography by Celtic Heels Director Cara Leach featuring the Celtic Heels Performance Co., music by Adam Sweet and friends and narrator John T. Allan. Experience the story of the Nutcracker told through Celtic dance from the perspective of a young girl living in a cottage in Ireland. The journey takes her to Tir Na Nog, the land of eternal youth, where she finds herself transformed into a princess and receives gifts from Scottish Sword Dancers, Cornish Dancers and meets a few leprechauns along the way. For ticket information: www.celticheelsdance.com or celticheels@gmail.com.

THIRD SATURDAY CONTRA DANCE, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, Corey DiMario and Eric McDonald, caller Will Mentor. 8 to 11 p.m. $10 general, $8 students/seniors/low-income. www.guidingstargrange.org/

Music

PIONEER VALLEY SYMPHONY FAMILY Holiday Concert featuring children from elementary, middle school and high school choirs who will join the PVS orchestra and chorus. A program of perennial holiday favorites. 7 p.m. Greenfield High School. A medley of popular holiday songs will introduce Santa. $20 adults, $17 seniors, $6 students and children. Tickets online at pvsoc.org or by calling 773-3664. See Joseph Marcello’s Encores & Curtain Calls column Page D4.

BECCA BYRAM & JUKE JOINT JAZZ HOLIDAY PARTY, The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, 8 p.m. $7 in advance, $10 at the door. http://theartsblock.com.

Potpourri

COMMUNITY YOGA AND WELLNESS CENTER Holiday Solstice party. 2 to 5 p.m. 16 Federal St., 2nd floor, Greenfield. Free yoga class starts at 2 p.m. Mini classes in aromatherapy, Pilates and Thai massage. Raffles. Holiday food and drinks provided. www.community-yoga.com or 774-4700.

HAPPIER VALLEY COMEDY SHOW (Rescheduled from last week) All-new comedy show featuring improv comedians The Ha-Ha’s and Girls Night Out with comedians from Boston, New York City and the Pioneer Valley. Arts Block Cafe, 289 Main St., Greenfield (fourth floor), 8 p.m. $13 at the door or $10 in advance online at www.theartsblock.com. 413-774-0150.

HISTORIC DEERFIELD “Heritage Holiday” series of activities continues. See Thursday’s listing.

HOLIDAY TEA at the Pelham Library, 2 South Valley Road, Pelham. Santa will be present to greet children from 10 a.m. to noon. Tea and treats for grown ups start around 11 a.m. That Long Tall Swords performs traditional songs and a mummers’ play with longsword and Abbotts Bromley horn dances at noon, followed by a seasonal sing-along with Roger Conant. Free. 253-0657.

LOCAL HISTORICAL BACKGROUND SEGMENTS, Community Room, Greenfield Savings Bank, 282 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Free. Presenter John Furbish.10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Did you ever wonder how and why different landmarks are named? And why they stick through the ages? Stop by to learn the underlying reasons behind four such names. What is the deal with the changing locations for Ed’s Barber Shop? What mysteries does the Moltenbrey Hotel hold? How has Our Lady of Chestochowa collected such magnificent art treasures? What happened at the Yazwinski dairy farm back in 1675 that sticks today? Light refreshments. Free

OPEN STUDIO & POP UP SHOW: 86 Main St., Conway. Weaver and felt maker Sue McFarland will host open hours at her studio from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featured work from other local artists will be for sale in the Pop Up Shop located in the storefront adjacent to the studio: bench jeweler Emily Cavin of Plainfield, porcelain and stoneware work featuring animal imagery created by Megan Hart and acrylic paintings and prints by Fran Goldsher. Repeats Sunday.

UMASS SUNWHEEL AND SKY-WATCHING events. The public is invited to witness sunrise and sunset associated with the winter solstice among the standing stones of the UMass Amherst Sunwheel at 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. UMass astronomers Judith Young and Steve Schneider will discuss the astronomical cause of the sun’s solstice, or standstill, during each hour-long gathering. Sunwheel visitors who stop in on their own will be able to see the sun rising and setting over the winter solstice stones through Dec. 26. $3 donation requested. www.umass.edu/sunwheel/pages/project.

WINTER SOLSTICE with music by Simba. 7 to 11 p.m. Evening Star Grange, at East-West Road, Bunker Road and Middle Road in Dummerston Center, Vt. Annual party is a night of drumming, dancing, music and fun for all ages. Simba plays funk, reggae, Latin, world beat, soca-calypso, ska, jazz and blues.$10, with a family maximum of $25.

WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION, 32nd annual Roundhouse Solstice, Center for Cultural Evolution, 68 Van Nuys Road, Colrain. 6:30 p.m. Storytellers, singers, musicians and a juggler, featuring David Arfa, Sonny Crawford and the Old Time Celtic Trio, Jay Goldspinner, Yosl “Joe” Kurland with Kayla Kurland-Davis, Rona Leventhal, Rob Peck, John Porcino, Bob Reiser, ReBekka Tippens, Tim Van Egmond, Rochelle Wildfong, and guest performers Lui Collins and Michael Evans. Suggested donation: $10 for adults, $6 for children, or $26 for a family of four and $3 for each additional child. Please bring canned goods for the Franklin County Survival Center.

Theater

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“THE ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

“HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

Sunday 22

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NFL Sunday Ticket, every game on 14 HDTVs. NFL Sunday Ticket, all the games on 14 HDTVs featuring Patriots vs. Ravens at 4:25 p.m. Pats Cash, BTU Wheel, prizes and giveaways and specials all day. No cover. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Pat Jones & Charlie Shew. 20th-century roots music. 8 to 10 p.m. No cover. 978-544-2739

www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Muswell Hillbillies: Something Else. Hassle Cats and Bunk opens. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com.

THE PEOPLE’S PINT, 24 Federal St., Greenfield: Irish Music Session. 773-0333, www.thepeoplespint.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: TNT karaoke. Free. 9 p.m. 863-2866, the voo.net.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. NFL Sunday Ticket is on at Taylor’s. Patriots vs. Ravens at 4 p.m. Watch all teams on 11 50-inch HDTVs with Kathy in the Sports Bar opening at noon and Erinn downstairs in the Tavern. Bruins vs. Toronto at 7 p.m. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports bar 413-773-8313.

Potpourri

OPEN STUDIO & POP UP SHOP hosted by weaver and felt maker Sue McFarland closes. See Saturday’s listing.

Music

GREENFIELD HARMONY COMMUNITY CHORUS HOLIDAY CONCERT, rescheduled due to snowstorm. Wesley Methodist Church, 98 Maple St., Hadley, 7 p.m. Led by Mary Cay Brass, Greenfield Harmony is a multi-generational 75-voice chorus that performs an eclectic mix of community-based music from many cultural and musical traditions. A typical Greenfield Harmony holiday concert opens with songs to celebrate the winter holidays. In that tradition, this year’s opener is the rousing carol “Pentonville,” from the vast repertoire of 18th-century West Gallery songs sung in village churches throughout England. These carols were typically accompanied by a local village band and Greenfield Harmony has its own in-house village band accompanying the song. Continuing in the holiday spirit, the choir will sing a contemporary version of the Hebrew classic song of peace “Hineh Ma Tov” by Rich Dworsky of Prairie Home Companion fame. There will also be three Macedonian dance songs learned last summer at the Village Harmony Music Camp in Macedonia. All three songs are dance/songs around a theme of undying love accompanied by a Balkan band led by Brass on accordion, Walter Slowinski on clarinet, Joe Blumenthal on bass and Richie Davis on percussion. Also among the works on the program will be the Appalachian song “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem.” Each season, Greenfield Harmony hosts guest musician/teachers to more deeply into other traditions. This season’s guest was John Harrison of the Montpelier, Vermont Gospel Choir. His own soulful composition “Grateful” will be led by soloists Amy Klippenstein and Christy Grescek. $14, $10 seniors and students. 802-869 4000 or www.marycaybrass.com

Theater

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

“HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

Potpourri

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: Heritage Holiday continues. See Thursday’s listing.

Monday 23

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Monday Night Football: Falcons vs. 49ers at 8:30 p.m. on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. NFL football: NFL Football: Falcons vs. 49ers at 8:30 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Free pool all night in the sports bar. County music with host Kathy and her candy bowl. Monday Madness with Big Dan in the Sports Bar. 413-773-8313.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Monday Night football featuring Atlanta Falcons at San Francisco 49ers. 8:30 p.m. Admission free. Please tip the bartenders. 625-6292.

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. 772-1544 ext. 5, www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org. ∎ Writer’s Lunch. The library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. Self-directed free writing time. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details. ∎ Open for Business. 2 to 5 p.m. Reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace. Free.

Potpourri

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: Heritage Holiday continues. See Thursday’s listing.

Theater

“HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

Tuesday 24

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Sports Bar will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Stop down for some Christmas Cheer before heading to your family and friends for the night. 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: 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. Closed today and Christmas Day. Wednesday 25

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Merry Christmas from the staff at BTU Open in the Sports Bar at 6 p.m. Stop down after spending all day with your family and friends. No Wednesday Karaoke tonight. 863-2882.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Closed for Christmas.

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 sub 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. 413-773-8313.

Library

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: Closed for Christmas Day.

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