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Arts & Entertainment

Poets of Franklin County:

Friday, August 28, 2015

Anyone who has walked much in the New England woods has come upon the remnants of stone walls wending through the trees, delineating former fields and pastures. After studying such walls on walks near his Hinsdale, home, poet Dennis Pollock became curious about the men who had built them. A psychotherapist for his entire career before embarking upon a second one in home repair and renovation, Pollock is clearly uncomfortable using the word “men,” though we decide to put feminism aside for the moment and agree that, in the 1700s and 1800s, it would most likely have been men who built stone walls. “What were … 0

MASS MoCA: making a night of it

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

It’s an easy one-hour drive out Route 2 to North Adams. You exit the Greenfield rotary toward Route 2 West and climb up, following the historic Mohawk Trail as it passes through Shelburne and Charlemont and wends along the Deerfield River through the Mohawk Trail State Forest. Here, bright yellow or orange tents … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 27 - Sept. 2

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thursday 27 Coffeehouses MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 8 p.m. Belle of the Fall. Tracy Walton: 2014 and 2015 New England Music Award nominee for Best Male Performer. He is an accomplished bassist and songwriter who has written for Alfred Books and taught at the National Guitar Workshop. Julia Autumn Ford … 0

Movie Times: Aug. 13-19

Wednesday, August 12, 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 End of the Tour. Friday through … 0

ArtBeat: Molly Cantor — ‘The Same Moon: A Table Set for Many Faiths’

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A meal with family and friends is often at the heart of religious celebration — think Christmas dinner; Passover seder; the two meals, suhoor, eaten before dawn and iftar, eaten after sunset, that are served in Muslim communities … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 6 to 12

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Thursday 6 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 7 p.m. The Collected Poets Series featuring Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs in a special August reading to close out the series. Brown’s books include “Fanny Says,” a … 0

Book review: “Just Go!” by Skip and Gabi Yetter

Friday, August 7, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder “Just Go!” by Skip and Gabi Yetter (The Meanderthals Publishing, 304 pages, $15) “Just Go!” is aimed at anyone who ever wanted to run away and join the circus — or … 0

Club Listings: Aug. 6 to 12

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Clubs Thursday 6 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Red Sox vs. Yankees at 7 p.m. on 14 TVs. Last chance to enter our Red Sox Budweiser ticket giveaway. Drawing will be this Saturday. 863-2882. DEJA … 0

Sounds Local: Shelburne Falls Music Fest debuts

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

It’s been an incredible summer for music festivals here in Franklin County and now there is a new one making its debut this weekend. The Shelburne Falls Music Fest will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8, beginning at … 0

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, August 5, 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

Movie Times: Aug. 6-12

Wednesday, August 5, 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 • Irrational Man. Friday through Wednesday, 2:10, 4:55, … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Tuesday, August 4, 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

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 … 0