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Arts & Entertainment

MASS MoCA in North Adams, well known as a world class contemporary art museum, is also a thriving center for theater, comedy and musical performances. Trish Crapo photo (August 21, 2015)

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 stand out among the dark pines, signaling … 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

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Tuesday, August 25, 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. The deadline is the previous Thursday, by 8 a.m. Email is the best way to … 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

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 … 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, … 0