Arts & Entertainment

Image courtesy of Tom Wyatt
"Monet Reflections."

Tom Wyatt's odd Whimsy

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

One fall morning, Warwick photographer Tom Wyatt carried his equipment out to a millpond in Tully. Long fascinated by the abstract arrangements of ripples and reflections in water, window glass and other reflective surfaces, Wyatt was on a hunt for new images. He knew from experience that ordinarily, at around 9 a.m., the sun would illuminate the trees but the pond would still be in shadow, making it a perfect reflective surface. That morning, however, the breeze was just too strong. “There was stuff going on on the pond’s surface but it looked too distorted,” Wyatt says, disappointment still evident in his voice. “It just … 0

CiderDays celebrate, bolster resurgent tradition

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Today, apples are primarily a healthy snack option or delicious pie filling, sitting year-round in shiny piles on supermarket display tables. More than 100 years ago, their smaller, uglier forebears also provided alcoholic solace through the short days and frozen nights of New England winters. “In North America, there are a lot of … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Oct. 30 - Nov. 5

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Thursday 30 Dance GUIDING STAR GRANGE, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield: Newcomers’ Night contra dance workshop. Beginning at 7 p.m., special one-hour dancing workshop on basic skills using easy dances, attention to technique and style and live fiddle music. Regular dance follows 8 to 11 p.m. This week’s band is David Kaynor, guest fiddler … 0

Greenfield Annual Word Festival schedule

Friday, October 10, 2014

Tuesday, Oct. 21 Opening Night Show, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Ocean Grill, 30 Federal St., Greenfield Doors open at 6 p.m. A celebration of Human Error Publishing’s Third Tuesdays reading series, now in its eighth year. 5-minute slots, names drawn from a hat. Wednesday, Oct. 22 The Mole, … 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