Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Jan. 16-22
New dance series at the Guiding Star Grange XOPO, shown here at a dance at the Shelburne Falls Yoga Studio, has been playing for the past decade or so at monthly international folk dances in Brattleboro, Vt., and in Amherst. This Friday, it starts a new dance series at the Guiding Star Grange in Greenfield that will feature mostly line dancing, in addition to contras and waltzes with special guests, sit-in sessions for any musicians who want to play along and lessons for beginners. See “Dances.” Recorder file photo/Beth Reynolds
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Bud Light Ski pass and racing sled promo. Win a lift ticket to Wachusett Mountain and ski hats and shirts and qualify to win a Bud Light racing sled. Entries with each Bud Light purchase Thursday nights. Bruins vs. Stars at 8:30 p.m. and NBA games on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Tommy Filiault Trio. Acoustic rock with Sturgis Cunningham and Klondike Koehler. 8 to 10:30 p.m. No cover. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 8:30 p.m. And the Kids and Mother Falcon. $12, $15. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Half Shaved Jazz. 7:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Dallas at 8:30 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Thirsty Thursdays & College night hosted by Big Dan in the Sports Bar. Beer Pong Tournament. Wear your college shirt or show your college ID to be entered in end-of-the-night prizes. 413-773-8313.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Open mic night hosted by Pamela Means. 7 p.m. We’re bringing open mic night back. Every third Thursday of the month, come in and perform originals. No covers please. Free; please tip the bartenders. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DINNER AND A MOVIE THURSDAY EVENINGS during January presented by Next Stage Arts, The Gleanery and the Putney Co-op, Putney, Vt. Each week at 5:30 p.m., the chefs at the Gleanery will serve a menu inspired by some of their favorite films about food; then diners head to Next Stage at 7 to see those films on the big screen. Today: “Ratatouille,” the Pixar classic, inspires food lovers young and old. Tickets for dinner and move are $23 adults, $13 children 13 and under. Seating at the Gleanery is limited. Purchase tickets in advance at the Putney Co-op or the Gleanery during business hours. www.nextstagearts.org. For more information, contact Maria Basescu at 802-387-0102, email@example.com.
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 more information. ∎ Winter Crafts with Lori Gordon. 3:30 to 5 p.m. p.m. Using natural materials, Gordon works with young children with cloth, wood and fiber art. Suggested for ages 7 and up. Younger children may participate with a parent to help. Today: fleece hats. Free. In the LeVanway Meeting Room.
THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ 5 to 7 p.m., dinner jazz with Ted Wirt on keyboard and John Harrison on guitar playing jazz classics. ∎ 7:30 p.m., East Coast Oakland Stroke, a 13-member Tower of Power tribute band. Promoters say that T.O.P., mega soul band from Oakland, Calif., is considered a pivotal band well known for its horn section, which has played on thousands of albums among them Huey Lewis, Santana, Elton John and the Eurithmics. Free. www.theartsblock.com.
KEVIN PARRY hosts Open Mic every Thursday at The Marina Restaurant, Putney Road, Brattleboro, Vt. 7 to 10 p.m. Free. Participating musicians receive 50 percent off their meal. For information or to sign up, call 802-257-7563. www.kevinparrymusic.com.
“FREEDOM SONG,” a concert in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela featuring Moonlight and Morning Star and the Charm Brothers with special guests. The Loft at the Clarion Hotel, 1 Atwood Drive, Northampton. 7 p.m. The group will sing songs of freedom from diverse cultures, time frames and genres. From Nina Simone to Ani Di Franco, Civil Rights songs to jazz to gospel to spoken word. The audience, say organizers, will take a journey through the rich flavors of freedom. firstname.lastname@example.org, 413-422-1010 www.moonlightandmorningstar.wordpress.com.
HIDDEN IRELAND — A JOURNEY INTO THE PAST OF ANCIENT MUNSTER, Brattleboro Savings & Loan Community Room, 221 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 6:30 p.m. For 11 continuous years, Michael Cerulli Billingsley of Brattleboro has traveled to Ireland’s SW counties to unravel some of the mysteries of ancient Bronze Age Ireland. He will give an illustrated talk about the work of the Irish Spiritual Heritage Associate. Free. 888-806-6400.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Friday Night Karaoke in The Extra Point Nightclub hosted by Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. Celtics vs. Lakers at 8 p.m. in the Sports Bar on 14 HDTVs. No cover. 863-2882.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Josh Levangie and The Pistoleros. Outlaw country. 9 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Cheryl Wheeler. Tall Heights opens. $25, $30. ∎ 10 p.m. Hendersin. T’Swan opens. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Patty Carpenter, vocals and keyboard, will bring her eclectic mix of jazz, blues, rock, country, Latin and originals to the Voo. 8 p.m. Free. 863-2860, thevoo.net. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column page D5.
ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls: Free pizza with drinks. 8 p.m. While supplies last. Free music and pool. 659-3384.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Friday night madness with Big Dan in the sports bar. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 413-773-8313.
WEST DOVER INN, Route 100, West Dover, Vt. Kevin Parry plays and sings classic rock requests on guitar and mandolin. 8 to 11 p.m. 802-464-5207 www.kevinparrymusic.com.
MOCHA MAYA’S COFFEEHOUSE, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Shelburne Falls. Fancy Trash. 8 p.m. Lauded for its high-intensity live shows, the band, with the help of recording engineer Justin Pizzoferrato, has captured its energy on its new release, say promoters, who add that te record, “As Is,” highlights Fancy Trash’s ability to play at a hush or a roar, with a nod to both Americana roots music and to indie rock. Free. Please tip the musicians. 413-625-6292.
AMHERST INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: Every Friday night, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Bangs Community Center, Boltwood Walk, Amherst Center. Dances from the Balkans, Middle Eastern Europe, more. You need not bring a partner. Live music first Fridays of the month. Some teaching. Beginners welcome. Donation. 549-6748. www.amherstfolkdancing.org.
GUIDING STAR GRANGE, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield: Community Music and Dance Party with XOPO. 7 to 7:30 p.m., learn sit-in tunes with Xopo. 7:30 to 8, dance instruction. 8 to 11:30 p.m. dance party. A variety of dancing traditions: Balkan, contra, Swedish, Zwiefachers, waltzing and more. Balkan dances taught and/or led, David Kaynor will call contras. Sliding scale entrance fee: $5 to $15. Every third Friday. www.xopoandfriends.net.
LEVERETT LIBRARY FILM SERIES, 75 Montague Road, Leverett, 7 to 9 p.m., “Lone Star,” 1996, rated R. Organizers provided the description that follows. Reminiscent of a fine novel in depth and complexity, writer-director John Sayles’ acclaimed drama uses the investigation of a 25-year-old murder as the framework for a detailed exploration of life in a Texas border town. When two men discover a human skull and an encrusted badge buried near the small border town, lawman Sam Deeds launches an investigation that reveals a 40-year-old murder. Sam’s late father, the former sheriff, is a town legend and Sam’s discoveries threaten to tarnish his dad’s reputation and touch the lives of nearly everyone in the community. The cast includes cast including Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña, Matthew McConaughey, Kris Kristofferson and Chandra Wilson.
POTHOLE PICTURES, Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, presents “McCabe & Mrs. Miller,” American Western 1971. 7:30 p.m. Music at 7 p.m. by the Mohawk High School Select Chorus. Hailed by Roger Ebert as “a perfect film — a poem — an elegy for the dead.” It is the story of a prostitute (Julie Christie) who enters into business with a small-time gambler (Warren Beatty) in a remote mining town. Repeats Saturday with music at 7 p.m. by Uncle Hal’s Crab Grass Band performing a mix of jazz, blues and country. $4 children, $6 adults. Handicapped accessible. 625-2896.
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ “Mother Goose on the Loose,” 11 a.m. Join the happy circle with Kay Lyons at a lap-sit story hour for children ages 3 and under with a grown up every Friday morning. Rhymes, songs and movement games make up this storytime style popularized by author Betsy Diamant-Cohen. In the Picture Book Room today. ∎ Writer’s Workshop. Noon to 2 p.m. Jane Buchanan and Joannah Whitney lead the program, which includes writing exercises and discussion as well as an opportunity to share what has been written. Participants encouraged to attend the open writing periods during the week. No charge; no registration required. Contact Buchanan at 772-1544 for more information. ∎ Open for Business. 2 to 5 p.m. Telecommuters and local business people looking for reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace are invited to the LeVanway Meeting Room Mondays and Fridays. Access to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work.
THIRD FRIDAY OPEN PROSE and Poetry Reading. Arms Library, Bridge and Main streets, Shelburne Falls. 7 p.m. Free. Arrive before 7 p.m. to sign up for a five-minute open mic slot; one 10-minute slot available. Listeners welcome. Handicapped accessible from downstairs. 625-0306.
CARAVAN OF THIEVES, acoustic swing and alt gypsy jazz quartet in concert. 7:30 p.m. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. High-energy stage show, driving rhythms and Beatlesque vocals. Tickets $16 in advance general admission, $18 at the door. For tickets go to www.nextstagearts.org. JD McCliment’s Pub will provide a beer and wine cash bar.
THE PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton: Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards in concert. 8 p.m. Laura Cortese (fiddle, vocals), Mariel Vandersteel (fiddle/hardingfele/vocals) and Valerie Thompson (cello/vocals) perform contemporary Americana/folk. Tickets $12 advance, $15 at the door. www.parlorroommusic.com.
VALLEY ROCK CHOIR perform old and new favorites from The Beatles to Fleetwood Mac to the Foo Fighters. 7 p.m. Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. Tickets $15 adults, $12 seniors and students; children under 12 free. Tickets at the door or at World eye Bookshop in Greenfield, Turn it Up! and Everyone’s Books in Brattleboro, Vt. Repeats Saturday at 7 p.m. Sweeney Concert Hall at Smith College, Northampton. The NCMC Children’s Choir will open the Saturday show.
RESTORATIVE YOGA at Community Yoga and Wellness Center, 16 Federal St., 2nd floor, Greenfield. 5:30 to 7 p.m. DeDe Boyd and Barbara Polowy will guide students in “active relaxation” using simple yoga props to support the body in a series of backbends, twists and inverted postures to cultivate profound rest and deep relaxation. All levels welcome. The third Friday of the month. To register, call 774-4700 or email email@example.com. $15.
ROBBINS MEMORIAL CHURCH, 55 Munson St., Greenfield. Apple and blueberry pie sale, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Baked, unbaked and sugar-free pies available. To order, please call 413-773-7624.
“PROJECT UNSPEAKABLE,” a work by Wendell playwright Court Dorsey, will be presented in a public reading at 7 p.m., Amherst-Pelhem Regional Middle School, 170 Chestnut St., Amherst. A $10 donation is suggested. The play explores the motivations behind the assassinations of civil rights leaders King and Malcolm X, as well as that of President John F. Kennedy and his brother, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. See story on Page D6.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Come dance the night away with the hottest in Top 40, dance and hip-hop spun by DJ J-ill in The Extra Point Nightclub at 10 p.m. No cover. In the Sports Bar, come watch your favorite game on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Eva Cappelli and The Watershops. Bluesy eclectic rock made for dancing. 9 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton. ∎ 7 p.m. Cheryl Wheeler. The Levins open. $25, $30. ∎ 10 p.m. Junior Brown. $25, $30. www.iheg.com.
LUTHIER’S CO-OP, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton: 7 to 8 p.m., Jennie McAvoy; 8 to 9:30 p.m., Ed Vadas; 9:30 to 11 p.m., The Lonesome Brothers. www.luthiers-cop.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Rockit Queer with DJ Just Joan. 9:30 p.m. $3. 863- 2866, thevoo.net.
ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls: High Anxiety. Classic rock. 9:30 p.m. Free pizza with drinks 8 to 10 p.m. 659-3384.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Saturday night madness with Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 413-773-8313.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Eric Kehoe. 8 p.m. Mixing social consciousness and storytelling, love and longing, Kehoe creates music rich in the traditions of folk and rock legends, coupled with thoughtful, poetic lyrics. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
GENDER ROLE-FREE CONTRA, Montague Common Hall, 34 Main St., Montague. 7 to 10 p.m. Caller and band to be announced. $7-$10 sliding scale, $5 with student ID. All dances smoke, drug and alcohol free. Please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes and other highly scented products. Bring soft-soled shoes to protect the wooden dance floor. 413-367-9380
THIRD SATURDAY CONTRA DANCE, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 8 to 11 p.m. Music by Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, Owen Marshall Emily Troll. Caller, Steve Zakon-Anderson. $10 general, $8 students/seniors/low-income. www.guidingstargrange.org/
ACADEMY OF MUSIC, 274 Main St., Northampton. “Meet Me at the Movies: Where Rock ‘N Roll Will Never Die” film series continues. 7:30 p.m. “The Rolling Stones: Sweet Summer Sun — Hyde Park Live.” Chronicles the Rolling Stones’ historic and triumphant return to London’s Hyde Park with a two-hour concert in July 2013. $8.25 general admission. Cash or check; additional credit card processing fees apply. For tickets or more information, go to www.academyofmusictheatre.com or call 584-9032 Ext. 105.
POTHOLE PICTURES: “McCabe & Mrs. Miller” repeats. See Friday’s listing.
CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Avenue A, Turners Falls: “Moon & Stars” program with Dawn Marvin Ward. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Young children and their families invited.
THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Impulse Ensemble in concert with guest Massamba Diop. 8 p.m. Impulse Ensemble presents an earthy fusion of World Music, jazz and spoken word. Massamba Diop is an internationally acclaimed tama drummer for Baaba Maal, one of Africa’s greatest singers. They have played together many times in Africa and in America. $7, $10 at the door. www.theartsblock.com.
CALVIN THEATER, 19 King St., Northampton: 8 p.m. Get the Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin. $25, $35. www.iheg.com.
CHRIS SMITHER in concert at the Peterborough Players Theater, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, N.H. 8 p.m. $20 advance, $25 day of concert.
DA CAMERA SINGERS celebrates its 40th anniversary with reprisal performances of all five choral works it has commissioned from Pioneer Valley composers over the past five years. 8 p.m. St. John’s Church, 48 Elm St., Northampton. Directed by Sheila Heffernon. They will be joined by Pioneer Valley Cappella and the Northfield Mount Hermon Singers. Guest artists include Joel Pitchon, violin, and Marianne Lockwood, piano. Free; donations welcome. Repeats Sunday at 3 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College, College Street, Amherst. www.facebook.com/DaCameraSingers.
FREDDIE BRYAN’TS KALEIDOSCOPE QUARTET performs jazz originals influenced by Bryant’s Travels around the world. 8 p.m. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, No. 222, Brattleboro, Vt. For ticket information, call 802-254-9088 or www.vtjazz.org.
THE PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton: Surly Temple featuring Jim Henry, Doug Plavin and Guy Devito in concert. 8 p.m. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 665-4036.
VALLEY ROCK CHOIR concert repeats in Northampton. See Friday’s listing.
DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT, 6 to 9 p.m., in the gym at Turners Falls & Great Falls Middle School, which is located on Turnpike Road in Turners Falls. 863-9324
HADLEY GARDEN CENTER WINTER GARDENING CLINIC: “Naturescaping” at 1 p.m. 285 Russell St., Hadley. Free. For more information, call 584-1423.
YES EXACTLY ART DAY & VIDEO SHOOT! 289 Main St. Third floor, Greenfield. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Choose from hands-on workshops including clay, comics drawing, paper arts, sushi making, portrait photography, face painting, and mural painting. All ages welcome. Space is limited, so please register at www.artmeetscode.com.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Bruins vs. Blackhawks at 12:30 p.m. followed by AFC Championship Game at 3 p.m. and NFC Championship Game at 6:30 p.m. on 14 HDTVs. Munchie Bar, BTU wheel, prizes, giveaways and drink specials. 863-2882.
DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. John Sheldon: Up Close & Personal. Experience the talent of John Sheldon on guitar. 8 to 10 p.m. No cover. 978-544-2739. www.dejabrewpub.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: TNT Karaoke. Free. 9 p.m. 863-2866, the voo.net.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Chicago at 3 p.m. AFC Championship at 3 p.m. NFC Championship at 6:30 p.m. Watch all your favorite teams on 11 50-inch HDTVs with Kathy in the Sports Bar opening at noon and Erinn downstairs in the Tavern. 413-773-8313.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Myra Flynn, singer-songwriter. Half Irish and half African American, her original indie/soul/folk songs blend soulful vocals with a lyrical delivery that doesn’t let one get too comfortable. 8 p.m. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, email@example.com.
PRE-MLK DAY CONTRA DANCE, Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Music by Maivish. Caller, Nils Fredland, 8 to 11 p.m. Maivish is Jaige Trudel, Adam Broome and Matthew Olwell. $10, $8 students, fixed income. www.guidingstargrange.org.
DA CAMERA SINGERS concert repeats at Amherst College. See Saturday’s listing.
JOINERY, local Americana band, in concert. 7 p.m. Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. $10 donation to help defray medical costs for local cancer survivor Kirsten Jeppesen. Joinery features John Pozzi on lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Chuck Davison on lead guitar and mandolin; Andy Foster on lap steel guitar and Colin Bej on stand up bass and backing vocals. firstname.lastname@example.org.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Kings vs. Bruins at 3 p.m. plus college basketball Big Monday at 7 p.m. on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Bingo. 8 p.m. Free. 863-2866.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Los Angeles at 1 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Country music with host Kathy and her candy bowl. Monday Madness with Big Dan in the Sports Bar. 413-773-8313.
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Potpourri
COMMUNITY DINNER to benefit the Amherst Survival Center titled “Supper, Story and Song.” 6 p.m. Lewis-Sebring Dining Commons in Valentine Hall, Amherst College. Entertainment by a cappella groups Zumbyes, Sabrinas and Bluestockings; music by a string quartet and a story by Amherst junior Christopher Tamasa and a meal of soup, salad and bread. $20. Tickets available at the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, Amherst Books, A.J. Hastings, the Amherst Survival Center and Amherst College campus at the Athletics Office and Student Activities Office. 542-8489.
COMPLEMENTARY CARE CLINIC at Green Fields Market, 144 Main St., Greenfield. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, two local healing professionals are offering a seated bodywork clinic open to everyone. Sign up that day and receive a free 15-minute acupressure massage, CranioSacral Therapy or energy healing session. Upstairs. For more information, call Margaret Olin at 625-8688 or Karen Traub at 367-9826.
SNOWSHOEING FOR SENIORS (age 60 and older). 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wendell State Forest, Wendell. Meet at a warming hut in the park and take a 1 to 2-mile guided snowshoe trek. For more information and to register, call All Out Adventures at 584-2052. Euquipment provided. Free.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Kings vs. Bruins at 3 p.m. plus college basketball Big Monday at 7 p.m. on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 10 p.m. Latin Night. No cover. www.iheg.com.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Broken Bones Club. Every Tuesday night in the tavern from 5:30 p.m. to close. Co-sponsored by the beast of the east Berkshire East and Competitive Edge ski shops. Register to win lift tickets to Berkshire East and prizes from Competitive Edge. Every week, six names will be drawn and put on the “ski board” until the grand finale party March 11 when the grand prize package will be given away to the winner. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Trivia at 7. Open beer pong tournament with Megan starts at 9 p.m. 773-8313.
MIDWINTER MOVIES — REEL MUSICALS, Greenfield Garden Cinemas, Main Street, Greenfield. (Note: Electrical problems at the theater might force rescheduling of this event) Organized by the Greenfield Business Association. Different musicals each Tuesday in January, 7 p.m. $5. All proceeds go to support the GBA’s Holiday Lights program. This Tuesday: “Cabaret.” As the Nazis rise to power outside, Liza Minelli dances Fosse’s jazzy steps and belts out Kander & Ebb’s amazing songs at the seedy Kit Kat Klub while befriending new roomie Michael York. And in the midst of the chaos, the phenomenal Joel Grey Emcees. Life is a cabaret, old chum; come to the Cabaret!
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Open for Business. 2 to 5 p.m. Telecommuters and local business people looking for reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace are invited to the library’s LeVanway Meeting Room Mondays and Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. Access to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work. ∎ Preschool Story Hour. 10 a.m. Parents with kids 5 and under are invited for a weekly hour of story and craft time fun. Meet other people with small children and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts with Sally Ahearn. In the LeVanway Meeting room. No sign up required. Free. For more information, call the children’s librarian at 772-1544, ext. 5. ∎ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. The library’s meeting room is open Monday through Thursday for a Writers’ Lunch. Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details. ∎ Creative Nonfiction Writing Group. 6 to 8 p.m. A creative nonfiction writing group led by Joannah Whitney meet in the GPL’s LeVanway Room. The group is open to anyone on a drop-in basis with no registration required. Whitney will present prompts for participants to write from for time periods. Writers are encouraged to share their work. Participants should call ahead during inclement weather. For more information, contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 ext. 110.
GREENFIELD WORD: 9 Mill St., Greenfield. Doors open at 7 p.m. Open mike at 7:30 p.m. Featured readers are Gloria Matlock and Cherrie Latuner. $1 to $5 sliding cover. 10 open mic slots, each will be five minutes.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke in the Sports Bar hosted by Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. No cover. 863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 8:30 p.m. Damien Jurado. Courtney Marie Andrews opens. $13, $15. www.iheg.com.
PEARL STREET BALLROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8:30 p.m. Gramatik. $15, $20. www.iheg.com.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. TNT Productions Karaoke in the Sports Bar. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Restaurant Appreciation Night. Come in wearing your work shirt or show a pay stub and receive a special prize from Big Dan in the Sports Bar. Free pool for Bar/Restaurant employees. Sign up for free prizes and giveaways. 413-773-8313.
LINE DANCE LESSONS every Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, School Street, Greenfield. Beginner to intermediate. $5 per session. Ring the doorbell for admission. Beginner lessons at 7 p.m.; intermediate at 8. Call Pat at 665-4260 or email email@example.com for more information.
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. The library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday for a Writers’ Lunch. This is a self-directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through their lunch. Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or port. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-544 for more details. ∎ Chess Club. 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Meet up with other chess players in the meeting room. Contact calderrossi@gmail with questions. The first Monday of the month will feature a speed chess tournament.
CALVIN THEATER, 19 King St., Northampton: 8 p.m. The Gipsy Kings in concert. They consist of two bands of brothers: the Reyes (Nicolas, Canut, Paul, Patchai, Andre) and the Baliardos (Tonino, Paco, Diego.) $79.50, $49.50. www.iheg.com.