Arts & Entertainment

Double Take Fringe Festival brings theater downtown

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

“Great theater is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to.” — Willem Dafoe, actor Downtown Greenfield will be the site of a theatrical moveable feast Friday and Saturday evening during Double Take Fringe Festival’s fourth annual series of plays. “It’s actually the best lineup we’ve had, ever,” said festival founder Linda McInerney. “I don’t know why it keeps getting better.” Indeed, there are big guns among the performers, including a veteran Broadway dancer, a solo performer and members of a local theatrical company, all of whom have performed internationally. There are nine different performances, eight of … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Oct. 16-22

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thursday 16 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 … 0

Club Calendar: Oct. 16 - 22

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Clubs Thursday 16 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Thursday Night Football on 14 TVs. Patriots vs. Jets at 8 p.m. BTU Wheel, prizes, giveaways, halftime contests, munchie bar, chance to win Brady jersey, Pats ticket giveaway and more. 863-2882. DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. The Surly Temple. Jim … 0

Trailer Park: smokey, saucy & spicy

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tom Mahnken remembers the first show he and his four buddies performed as Trailer Park in April 1994 at the Iron Horse in Northampton. “We were fair, at best,” said Mahnken. “But we had energy and that very … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Oct. 9-15

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Thursday 9 Dance CELTIC HEELS SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE, 267 Main St., Greenfield: Free children’s yoga class. 4:45 p.m. for ages 3 to 5; 5:30 for ages 6 to 8, and 6:15 for ages 9 to 12. Libraries … 0

Clubs Calendar: Oct. 9 - 15

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Clubs Thursday 9 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Thursday Night Football at 8:20 p.m. with Colts vs. Texans. Brady jersey giveaway. Watch TNF plus Bruins vs. Red Wings and MLP playoffs on 14 TVs. 863-2882. … 0

Sounds Local: Hitting the front burner

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tin Pan Valley Trio. You have to admit it’s a clever band name and one that is easy to remember. Musicians Lenny Zarcone and Bill Shontz came up with the name when they were talking about forming a … 0

Movie Times: Oct. 9-15

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Editor’s Note: The movie listing deadline is the Tuesday before publication, by 3 p.m. Features@recorder.com or fax to 774-5020. Questions? Call Adam Orth at 413-772-0261, ext. 276. Please note, these listings are based on information sent us by … 0

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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

Encores & Curtain Calls: The Song of Earth

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Let us imagine, just for a moment, that, like Superman, we also possess interstellar hearing. Returning to earth from heroic adventures in the deepest recesses of the … 0

Eccentric & mysterious: Rockwell exhibits Edward Hopper, the reluctant illustrator

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

“I was a rotten illustrator — or mediocre, anyway ... what I wanted to do was paint sunlight on the side of a house.” — Edward Hopper (1882-1967) There’s a little-known film that even many friends of the … 0

Poets of Franklin County: Daniel Hales

Friday, October 3, 2014

So begins the poem “: prayer” by Greenfield poet Daniel Hales: “Once we stop praying to anomalies and impossibilities is when bad luck starts.” And it continues: “The headlights lit up the backyard/climb the ailanthus/and for some reason … 0

‘: wicks,’ by Daniel Hales

Friday, October 3, 2014

: wicks After you found the second eyelash in your eggs we started looking for them. Greasy black wicks in our scrambled yolks. Maybe the cook was crying about something out back, I say, and begin looking for silvery drops. Now I think about them, too, the accumulation … 0