Arts & Entertainment

Pedro Pereira performs a piece by Bach on stage at the Guilford Community Church Tuesday, November 17. Pereira will be performing, with three other instrumentalists, music from Bolivian Baroque manuscripts collected by father Piotr Nawrot, a Catholic priest from Poland on February 20. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

Baroque treasure

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

It’s hardly one of those countries you’d ever expect to find reflected on a classical music program, but Bolivia is the centerpiece for nearly the entire 50th season of Friends of Music at Guilford. The series, which originated when a New Jersey teacher moved a tracker organ from Maine and brought it to a barn near his summer home just north of the Bernardston/Leyden line in Vermont,. And the series doesn’t shy away from offbeat material. But the Bolivian Baroque music that will highlight a series concert later this month, and again in February and May, is downright extraordinary. The idea for the Bolivian-accented program … 0

Salloom & Neville at Arts Block

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving! Once you get done with all the cooking and feasting today you will start thinking about your plans for the weekend, especially if you have family and/or friends visiting that you need to entertain. But no need to worry! Here at Sounds Local we have a few suggestions for you that … 0

Finding the way through landscape

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

If you’ve ever seen a landscape painter working out in the world — en plein air, as the French expression has it — you might think that they are using paint, and perhaps a specialized set of skills they learned in art school, to reproduce or transcribe what they see in front of … 0

Klezperanto is coming to The Arts Block

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Dust off your dancing shoes! This Sunday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m., Ilene Stahl’s Klezperanto is going to liven up The Arts Block in downtown Greenfield with its toe-tapping, foot-stomping, hip-swaying blend of klezmer, 1970s cop show music, … 0

Pioneer Valley Transition Towns film festival Friday at GCC

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

GREENFIELD — In an age of rising concern over the specter of global climate change, going green is a pretty hot topic right now. But as with any lifestyle change, attempting to become more sustainable is an act likely accompanied by one particular question: where do you start? … 0

Movie times

Thursday, November 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, • Labyrinth of Lies. Friday through Tuesday, 1:30, … 0

Order Up, Get Down! at Arts Block

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

When you go to the People’s Pint in Greenfield you know you are going to be treated to some tasty food and fine locally brewed beer — and also that it will all be served to you by … 0

The sound of many strings

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different color, a different voice. -Andres Segovia A flock of guitars descends upon the UMass Fine Arts Center With all the incredible music on offer … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Nov. 5 - 11

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Thursday 5 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 7 p.m. The Collected Poets Series featuring poets Gail Thomas and Jenifer Browne Lawrence. Live poetry reading. Admission: $2 to $5 suggested donation. Please tip the bartenders. 625-6292, Films BRATTLEBORO FILM FESTIVAL: continues. Latchis Theater, 50 Main … 0

Galleries & Exhibits: Nov. 5 - 11

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Editor’s note: These listings, which focus on local galleries and artists, are free. Email them to 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: Nov. 5 - 11

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Clubs Thursday 5 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. ∎ Thursday Night Football with Browns vs. Bengals at 8:25 p.m. ∎ Purchase 24 ounce Bud Light drafts to get entered in our Bud Light Patriots ticket giveaway. Tickets are for Eagles game on Dec. 6. Bruins … 0

Drama served up with brews Tuesdays at Mocha Maya’s

Monday, November 2, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Mocha Maya’s coffeehouse and pub is the place to go for live music, occasional poetry meetings and now weekly play readings in a series called “Taste of Theater Tuesdays” through Nov. 24. “This is part … 0

Image and line: Poet Alice Thomas dives in deep with visual art

Friday, October 30, 2015

Greenfield artist and poet Alice Thomas is interested in what she calls “the push-me, pull-you” dynamic between visual arts and language. Her poem, “braque’s eye,” was inspired by her study of 20th-century French artist George Braque’s paintings and … 0