Arts & Entertainment

Jon Boilard's new novel, "The Castaway Lounge," brings readers back to the fictional world spun from his years growing up in South Deerfield. Recorder/Trish Crapo (July 14, 2015)

For love of the castaways

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Writer Jon Boilard and I meet in a downtown Northampton bar in the middle of the day, on the very day — July 14 — that his second novel, “The Castaway Lounge,” published by Dzanc Books of Ann Arbor, Mich., hits bookshelves across the country. Hoping to create a good photo-op to tie in with the title and setting of … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 30 - Aug. 5

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thursday 30 Libraries ARMS LIBRARY, 60 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: “Animal Heroes to the Rescue” is part of the Every Hero Has a Story craft and story time for children and their families. 10 a.m. to noon. The craft this week is animal masks. 625-0306. GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ … 0

Movie Times: July 30 to Aug. 5

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Please note, these listings are based on information sent us by the theaters. Double-checking a theater’s website beforehand will help avoid disappointment. Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst, 253-2547, www.amherstcinema.org • The Stanford Prison Experiment. Friday through Wednesday, 4:10, 7:20, 9:30. • Lego: A Brickumentary. Friday through Wednesday, 4:40. Saturday and Sunday matinee, … 0

ArtBeat: Why Theater? A conversation about ‘Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World’

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A rumpled bed stood center stage, a stack of books beside it. This was one of the sets for Silverthorne Theater’s production, “Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World,” a play written by award-winning Egyptian playwright Yussef … 0

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Editor’s note: These listings, which focus on local galleries and artists, are free. Email them to features@recorder.com. The deadline is the Thursday before publication, by 8 a.m. Photographs of the art being exhibited are always welcome and will … 0

Club Listings: July 23 - 29

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Clubs Thursday 23 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Shock Top/95.3 Country FM Summer Bar Crawl comes to the Sports Bar from 8 to 10 p.m. giving away Summer Country Music Concert tickets every half-hour plus … 0

Movie Times: July 30 to Aug. 5

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Please note, these listings are based on information sent us by the theaters. Double-checking a theater’s website beforehand will help avoid disappointment. Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst, 253-2547, www.amherstcinema.org • Mr. Holmes. Thursday, 1:45, 4:45, 6:55 Friday … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

CASTING CALLS is a free listing of creative opportunities in our area that runs on a weekly Entertainment page. Items must include relevant dates to be run and MUST have an ending date. Items run as space allows. … 0

Welcoming a new dawn: No longer facing extinction, Yiddish music is free to innovate

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

When Europe exploded into war in the middle of the last century, human life wasn’t the only loss. The systematic oppression, deportation and eventual genocide of Jewish populations saw a culture nearly extinguished, and with it, the Yiddish … 0

Yidstock features live music, workshops, food & presentations July 16-19

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The fourth annual “Yidstock” music festival has an expanded lineup of nationally and internationally acclaimed touring musicians who play both traditional klezmer and new Yiddish music. “These are all world-class performers, these are all performers you see at … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 16 - 22

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Thursday 16 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Shawnee Kilgore and special guest Daisy. 8 p.m. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Writer’s Lunch, noon to … 0

Poets of Franklin County: Word choice matters

Friday, July 17, 2015

What do poetry and the language of government have in common? More than you might think, according to State Representative Ellen Story of Amherst. Story is a Democratic state legislator in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the … 0

‘Quarter Inch’ a tale of survival, affection

Friday, July 17, 2015

“A Quarter Inch from My Heart” by Kevin Scott Hall (Wisdom Moon Publishing, 209 pages, $21). Memoirs are tricky to write. They work best if the author is as honest as possible. Kevin Scott Hall is disarmingly honest … 0