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A&E Calendar: Feb. 13-19

  • Songs of Hope & Comfort Sunday<br/>Eventide Singers is a local volunteer group that sings to people whose illness may confine them to their home or to a nursing home, and for the terminally ill and their caregivers. On Sunday, it will present a concert titled Songs of Hope and Comfort, at 3 p.m., at First Congregational Church of Greenfield, 43 Silver St., Greenfield. Loren Kramer, who is recovering from a surgery, listens to Eventide Singers at his home. See “Music.” Recorder/Paul Franz

    Songs of Hope & Comfort Sunday
    Eventide Singers is a local volunteer group that sings to people whose illness may confine them to their home or to a nursing home, and for the terminally ill and their caregivers. On Sunday, it will present a concert titled Songs of Hope and Comfort, at 3 p.m., at First Congregational Church of Greenfield, 43 Silver St., Greenfield. Loren Kramer, who is recovering from a surgery, listens to Eventide Singers at his home. See “Music.” Recorder/Paul Franz

  • KIDSBESTFEST & YOUTHFILM 2014, Monday through Feb. 21, 1 p.m. every day. Academy of Music, Northampton. All shows $3 at the door. YouthFilm showcases films made by local youth who are at the beginning of their budding careers. The participants are able to see their films on the Academy of Music’s large screen in a theater setting before each of the KidsBestFest feature films. ∎ Monday: “Matilda” (USA, ages 7+). Based on the book by British children’s author Roald Dahl, Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson) is an extremely curious and intelligent little girl who is very different from her low-brow, mainstream parents (Danny DeVito, the films director, and real-life wife Rhea Perlman), who quite cruelly ignore her. ∎ Tuesday: An Afternoon of Mo Willems animated shorts (USA, all ages). Willems’ works in children’s books, animation, television, theater, and bubble gum card painting have garnered him three Caldecott Honors, two Geisel Medals, six Emmy Awards, three Geisel Honors, a Helen Hayes nomination, and multiple bubble gum cards.<br/> ∎ Wednesday: “Ricky, Three’s a Crowd,” a film by Kai S. Pieck (Germany, ages 10+). Basically, 10-year-old Ricky knows no fear — but the world around him is rough. He struggles with his 15-year-old brother who is always giving him a hard time and telling him to “piss off.” Things change when a headstrong 13-year-old girl and her huge Bull Mastiff move to town. www.northamptonartscouncil.org/

    KIDSBESTFEST & YOUTHFILM 2014, Monday through Feb. 21, 1 p.m. every day. Academy of Music, Northampton. All shows $3 at the door. YouthFilm showcases films made by local youth who are at the beginning of their budding careers. The participants are able to see their films on the Academy of Music’s large screen in a theater setting before each of the KidsBestFest feature films. ∎ Monday: “Matilda” (USA, ages 7+). Based on the book by British children’s author Roald Dahl, Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson) is an extremely curious and intelligent little girl who is very different from her low-brow, mainstream parents (Danny DeVito, the films director, and real-life wife Rhea Perlman), who quite cruelly ignore her. ∎ Tuesday: An Afternoon of Mo Willems animated shorts (USA, all ages). Willems’ works in children’s books, animation, television, theater, and bubble gum card painting have garnered him three Caldecott Honors, two Geisel Medals, six Emmy Awards, three Geisel Honors, a Helen Hayes nomination, and multiple bubble gum cards.
    ∎ Wednesday: “Ricky, Three’s a Crowd,” a film by Kai S. Pieck (Germany, ages 10+). Basically, 10-year-old Ricky knows no fear — but the world around him is rough. He struggles with his 15-year-old brother who is always giving him a hard time and telling him to “piss off.” Things change when a headstrong 13-year-old girl and her huge Bull Mastiff move to town. www.northamptonartscouncil.org/

  • KIDSBESTFEST & YOUTHFILM 2014, Monday through Feb. 21, 1 p.m. every day. Academy of Music, Northampton. All shows $3 at the door. YouthFilm showcases films made by local youth who are at the beginning of their budding careers. The participants are able to see their films on the Academy of Music’s large screen in a theater setting before each of the KidsBestFest feature films. ∎ Monday: “Matilda” (USA, ages 7+). Based on the book by British children’s author Roald Dahl, Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson) is an extremely curious and intelligent little girl who is very different from her low-brow, mainstream parents (Danny DeVito, the films director, and real-life wife Rhea Perlman), who quite cruelly ignore her. ∎ Tuesday: An Afternoon of Mo Willems animated shorts (USA, all ages). Willems’ works in children’s books, animation, television, theater, and bubble gum card painting have garnered him three Caldecott Honors, two Geisel Medals, six Emmy Awards, three Geisel Honors, a Helen Hayes nomination, and multiple bubble gum cards.<br/> ∎ Wednesday: “Ricky, Three’s a Crowd,” a film by Kai S. Pieck (Germany, ages 10+). Basically, 10-year-old Ricky knows no fear — but the world around him is rough. He struggles with his 15-year-old brother who is always giving him a hard time and telling him to “piss off.” Things change when a headstrong 13-year-old girl and her huge Bull Mastiff move to town. www.northamptonartscouncil.org/<br/>

    KIDSBESTFEST & YOUTHFILM 2014, Monday through Feb. 21, 1 p.m. every day. Academy of Music, Northampton. All shows $3 at the door. YouthFilm showcases films made by local youth who are at the beginning of their budding careers. The participants are able to see their films on the Academy of Music’s large screen in a theater setting before each of the KidsBestFest feature films. ∎ Monday: “Matilda” (USA, ages 7+). Based on the book by British children’s author Roald Dahl, Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson) is an extremely curious and intelligent little girl who is very different from her low-brow, mainstream parents (Danny DeVito, the films director, and real-life wife Rhea Perlman), who quite cruelly ignore her. ∎ Tuesday: An Afternoon of Mo Willems animated shorts (USA, all ages). Willems’ works in children’s books, animation, television, theater, and bubble gum card painting have garnered him three Caldecott Honors, two Geisel Medals, six Emmy Awards, three Geisel Honors, a Helen Hayes nomination, and multiple bubble gum cards.
    ∎ Wednesday: “Ricky, Three’s a Crowd,” a film by Kai S. Pieck (Germany, ages 10+). Basically, 10-year-old Ricky knows no fear — but the world around him is rough. He struggles with his 15-year-old brother who is always giving him a hard time and telling him to “piss off.” Things change when a headstrong 13-year-old girl and her huge Bull Mastiff move to town. www.northamptonartscouncil.org/

  • KIDSBESTFEST & YOUTHFILM 2014, Monday through Feb. 21, 1 p.m. every day. Academy of Music, Northampton. All shows $3 at the door. YouthFilm showcases films made by local youth who are at the beginning of their budding careers. The participants are able to see their films on the Academy of Music’s large screen in a theater setting before each of the KidsBestFest feature films. ∎ Monday: “Matilda” (USA, ages 7+). Based on the book by British children’s author Roald Dahl, Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson) is an extremely curious and intelligent little girl who is very different from her low-brow, mainstream parents (Danny DeVito, the films director, and real-life wife Rhea Perlman), who quite cruelly ignore her. ∎ Tuesday: An Afternoon of Mo Willems animated shorts (USA, all ages). Willems’ works in children’s books, animation, television, theater, and bubble gum card painting have garnered him three Caldecott Honors, two Geisel Medals, six Emmy Awards, three Geisel Honors, a Helen Hayes nomination, and multiple bubble gum cards.<br/> ∎ Wednesday: “Ricky, Three’s a Crowd,” a film by Kai S. Pieck (Germany, ages 10+). Basically, 10-year-old Ricky knows no fear — but the world around him is rough. He struggles with his 15-year-old brother who is always giving him a hard time and telling him to “piss off.” Things change when a headstrong 13-year-old girl and her huge Bull Mastiff move to town. www.northamptonartscouncil.org/<br/>

    KIDSBESTFEST & YOUTHFILM 2014, Monday through Feb. 21, 1 p.m. every day. Academy of Music, Northampton. All shows $3 at the door. YouthFilm showcases films made by local youth who are at the beginning of their budding careers. The participants are able to see their films on the Academy of Music’s large screen in a theater setting before each of the KidsBestFest feature films. ∎ Monday: “Matilda” (USA, ages 7+). Based on the book by British children’s author Roald Dahl, Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson) is an extremely curious and intelligent little girl who is very different from her low-brow, mainstream parents (Danny DeVito, the films director, and real-life wife Rhea Perlman), who quite cruelly ignore her. ∎ Tuesday: An Afternoon of Mo Willems animated shorts (USA, all ages). Willems’ works in children’s books, animation, television, theater, and bubble gum card painting have garnered him three Caldecott Honors, two Geisel Medals, six Emmy Awards, three Geisel Honors, a Helen Hayes nomination, and multiple bubble gum cards.
    ∎ Wednesday: “Ricky, Three’s a Crowd,” a film by Kai S. Pieck (Germany, ages 10+). Basically, 10-year-old Ricky knows no fear — but the world around him is rough. He struggles with his 15-year-old brother who is always giving him a hard time and telling him to “piss off.” Things change when a headstrong 13-year-old girl and her huge Bull Mastiff move to town. www.northamptonartscouncil.org/

  • MOCHA MAYA’S COFFEEHOUSE, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. “Rough Crossing Play” live play reading. Thursday, 6:30 p.m. All readers, regardless of experience, welcome. Organizers tend to rotate roles so you never know when you’ll be reading as an old woman or a young man. “Rough Crossing” is a 1984 comedy by Tom Stoppard, an adaptation of Ferenc Molnar’s “Play at the Castle.” In it, the playwrights of the musical comedy “the Cruise of the Dodo” have embarked on a trans-Atlantic trip and are about to surprise their leading actors with the newest songs from their nearly-finished (or so they hope) musical comedy. Admission, $5 donation; please tip the bartenders. 413-625-6292. <br/>

    MOCHA MAYA’S COFFEEHOUSE, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. “Rough Crossing Play” live play reading. Thursday, 6:30 p.m. All readers, regardless of experience, welcome. Organizers tend to rotate roles so you never know when you’ll be reading as an old woman or a young man. “Rough Crossing” is a 1984 comedy by Tom Stoppard, an adaptation of Ferenc Molnar’s “Play at the Castle.” In it, the playwrights of the musical comedy “the Cruise of the Dodo” have embarked on a trans-Atlantic trip and are about to surprise their leading actors with the newest songs from their nearly-finished (or so they hope) musical comedy. Admission, $5 donation; please tip the bartenders. 413-625-6292.

  • DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Saturday, 9 to 11:30 p.m. The Mark Nomad Band. A highly danceable mix of blues, funk and beyond. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.<br/>

    DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Saturday, 9 to 11:30 p.m. The Mark Nomad Band. A highly danceable mix of blues, funk and beyond. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

  • File photos<br/>ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Jazz and blues vocalist Samirah Evans will present an evening of swingin’ classics and love songs for those who still feel the love in the air beyond Valentines Day. Evans was fixture on the New Orleans music scene for more than 15 years before relocating to Brattleboro, Vt. in the wake of hurricane Katrina. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Advanced tickets can be purchased for $15 at theartsblock.com or by calling 774-0150. Tickets available at the door the evening of the concert at $18.<br/>

    File photos
    ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Jazz and blues vocalist Samirah Evans will present an evening of swingin’ classics and love songs for those who still feel the love in the air beyond Valentines Day. Evans was fixture on the New Orleans music scene for more than 15 years before relocating to Brattleboro, Vt. in the wake of hurricane Katrina. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Advanced tickets can be purchased for $15 at theartsblock.com or by calling 774-0150. Tickets available at the door the evening of the concert at $18.

  • Submitted photo<br/>“PETER PAN” presented by Ja’Duke. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. The Shea Theater, Avenue A, Turners Falls. Continues Sunday at 2 p.m. J.M. Barrie’s classic tale is sure to bring out one’s inner child, say promoters, who add “Join Peter, Wendy, John, Michael and of course Tinker Bell, along with the Lost Boys, do battle with the sinister Captain Hook and his pirate crew. Along the journey he will befriend Tiger Lily and her tribe and re-awaken your belief in fairies.” The production will include songs like “Never Never Land,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “I’m Flying.” The cast includes Kyle Woodcock as Peter Pan, David Neil as Captain Hook, Justin Begin as Smee and Caroline Burden as Tiger Lily. The Darling children are played by Megan Hrinda (Wendy), Cameron Bradley (John), and Eric Albanese (Michael). Tickets $12, $10 under 12 and seniors. For reservations, call 863-9901, www.jaduke.com/shows.

    Submitted photo
    “PETER PAN” presented by Ja’Duke. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. The Shea Theater, Avenue A, Turners Falls. Continues Sunday at 2 p.m. J.M. Barrie’s classic tale is sure to bring out one’s inner child, say promoters, who add “Join Peter, Wendy, John, Michael and of course Tinker Bell, along with the Lost Boys, do battle with the sinister Captain Hook and his pirate crew. Along the journey he will befriend Tiger Lily and her tribe and re-awaken your belief in fairies.” The production will include songs like “Never Never Land,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “I’m Flying.” The cast includes Kyle Woodcock as Peter Pan, David Neil as Captain Hook, Justin Begin as Smee and Caroline Burden as Tiger Lily. The Darling children are played by Megan Hrinda (Wendy), Cameron Bradley (John), and Eric Albanese (Michael). Tickets $12, $10 under 12 and seniors. For reservations, call 863-9901, www.jaduke.com/shows.

  • Taylor’s Bartender Shoot-out Sunday<br/>Taylor’s Tavern in Greenfield will host its annual Bartender Shoot-out Sunday. A lively and festive affair, the shoot-out pits teams of bartenders against each other and raises money for a worthy cause. This year the beneficiary is Dakin Pioneer Humane Society. Pictured is Ron Gaida during the 2010 shoot-out. See “Clubs.” Recorder file photo/Peter MacDonald

    Taylor’s Bartender Shoot-out Sunday
    Taylor’s Tavern in Greenfield will host its annual Bartender Shoot-out Sunday. A lively and festive affair, the shoot-out pits teams of bartenders against each other and raises money for a worthy cause. This year the beneficiary is Dakin Pioneer Humane Society. Pictured is Ron Gaida during the 2010 shoot-out. See “Clubs.” Recorder file photo/Peter MacDonald

  • ‘Dazzling virtuosity’<br/>Promoters tell us that Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan is one of the finest sitar playing alive today. You can hear him Sunday in Northampton as part of the Four Sundays in February Series. See “Music.”

    ‘Dazzling virtuosity’
    Promoters tell us that Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan is one of the finest sitar playing alive today. You can hear him Sunday in Northampton as part of the Four Sundays in February Series. See “Music.”

  • THOMAS POUSONT, First Church of Deerfield’s director of music and organist, will give a presentation and recital. Sunday, 4 p.m. First Church of Deerfield (The Brick Church), 71 Old Main St., Deerfield. He will present highlights of his recent four-month research trip in middle Germany, including sound recordings and photographs of six 18th Century pipe organs relevant to Johann Sebastian Bach. The presentation will be followed by a recital of chorale preludes by J.S. Bach, Dieterich Buxtehude and Johannes Brahms on the Deerfield church’s middle German-0styled organ built by Richards, Fowkes & Co. Free. For more information, call 774-2657.<br/>

    THOMAS POUSONT, First Church of Deerfield’s director of music and organist, will give a presentation and recital. Sunday, 4 p.m. First Church of Deerfield (The Brick Church), 71 Old Main St., Deerfield. He will present highlights of his recent four-month research trip in middle Germany, including sound recordings and photographs of six 18th Century pipe organs relevant to Johann Sebastian Bach. The presentation will be followed by a recital of chorale preludes by J.S. Bach, Dieterich Buxtehude and Johannes Brahms on the Deerfield church’s middle German-0styled organ built by Richards, Fowkes & Co. Free. For more information, call 774-2657.

  • POETRY READING TO BENEFIT UNITY SKATEBOARD PARK, The Rendezvous, 78 Third St., Turners Falls. Sunday, 4 to 8 p.m. Hosted by The Montague Poets. ∎ 4 to 5:30, Luke Buckham, Janel Nockerby, Chris Sawyer-Laucanno, Paul Mariani. ∎ 5:30, music by The 4th Street Band. ∎ 6:30 to 8, Kevin Smith, Allen Fowler, Edite Cunha, David Detmold, Patricia Pruitt, Kristen Block, Chris Janke. Ten percent of sales from 4 to 8 p.m. will be donated to The Unity Skate Park<br/>

    POETRY READING TO BENEFIT UNITY SKATEBOARD PARK, The Rendezvous, 78 Third St., Turners Falls. Sunday, 4 to 8 p.m. Hosted by The Montague Poets. ∎ 4 to 5:30, Luke Buckham, Janel Nockerby, Chris Sawyer-Laucanno, Paul Mariani. ∎ 5:30, music by The 4th Street Band. ∎ 6:30 to 8, Kevin Smith, Allen Fowler, Edite Cunha, David Detmold, Patricia Pruitt, Kristen Block, Chris Janke. Ten percent of sales from 4 to 8 p.m. will be donated to The Unity Skate Park

  • MIDWINTER MOVIES — REEL MUSICALS, “The Muppet Show,” Greenfield Garden Cinemas, Main Street, Greenfield. Tuesday, 7 p.m. This series was originally scheduled for January but had to be moved to Tuesdays in February. Kermit and his ragtag group of Muppet chums trek out to Hollywood to make it big while being chased by a frog-legs restaurateur in a classic road-trip adventure. $5. All proceeds go to support the GBA’s Holiday Lights program.

    MIDWINTER MOVIES — REEL MUSICALS, “The Muppet Show,” Greenfield Garden Cinemas, Main Street, Greenfield. Tuesday, 7 p.m. This series was originally scheduled for January but had to be moved to Tuesdays in February. Kermit and his ragtag group of Muppet chums trek out to Hollywood to make it big while being chased by a frog-legs restaurateur in a classic road-trip adventure. $5. All proceeds go to support the GBA’s Holiday Lights program.

  • Songs of Hope & Comfort Sunday<br/>Eventide Singers is a local volunteer group that sings to people whose illness may confine them to their home or to a nursing home, and for the terminally ill and their caregivers. On Sunday, it will present a concert titled Songs of Hope and Comfort, at 3 p.m., at First Congregational Church of Greenfield, 43 Silver St., Greenfield. Loren Kramer, who is recovering from a surgery, listens to Eventide Singers at his home. See “Music.” Recorder/Paul Franz
  • KIDSBESTFEST & YOUTHFILM 2014, Monday through Feb. 21, 1 p.m. every day. Academy of Music, Northampton. All shows $3 at the door. YouthFilm showcases films made by local youth who are at the beginning of their budding careers. The participants are able to see their films on the Academy of Music’s large screen in a theater setting before each of the KidsBestFest feature films. ∎ Monday: “Matilda” (USA, ages 7+). Based on the book by British children’s author Roald Dahl, Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson) is an extremely curious and intelligent little girl who is very different from her low-brow, mainstream parents (Danny DeVito, the films director, and real-life wife Rhea Perlman), who quite cruelly ignore her. ∎ Tuesday: An Afternoon of Mo Willems animated shorts (USA, all ages). Willems’ works in children’s books, animation, television, theater, and bubble gum card painting have garnered him three Caldecott Honors, two Geisel Medals, six Emmy Awards, three Geisel Honors, a Helen Hayes nomination, and multiple bubble gum cards.<br/> ∎ Wednesday: “Ricky, Three’s a Crowd,” a film by Kai S. Pieck (Germany, ages 10+). Basically, 10-year-old Ricky knows no fear — but the world around him is rough. He struggles with his 15-year-old brother who is always giving him a hard time and telling him to “piss off.” Things change when a headstrong 13-year-old girl and her huge Bull Mastiff move to town. www.northamptonartscouncil.org/
  • KIDSBESTFEST & YOUTHFILM 2014, Monday through Feb. 21, 1 p.m. every day. Academy of Music, Northampton. All shows $3 at the door. YouthFilm showcases films made by local youth who are at the beginning of their budding careers. The participants are able to see their films on the Academy of Music’s large screen in a theater setting before each of the KidsBestFest feature films. ∎ Monday: “Matilda” (USA, ages 7+). Based on the book by British children’s author Roald Dahl, Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson) is an extremely curious and intelligent little girl who is very different from her low-brow, mainstream parents (Danny DeVito, the films director, and real-life wife Rhea Perlman), who quite cruelly ignore her. ∎ Tuesday: An Afternoon of Mo Willems animated shorts (USA, all ages). Willems’ works in children’s books, animation, television, theater, and bubble gum card painting have garnered him three Caldecott Honors, two Geisel Medals, six Emmy Awards, three Geisel Honors, a Helen Hayes nomination, and multiple bubble gum cards.<br/> ∎ Wednesday: “Ricky, Three’s a Crowd,” a film by Kai S. Pieck (Germany, ages 10+). Basically, 10-year-old Ricky knows no fear — but the world around him is rough. He struggles with his 15-year-old brother who is always giving him a hard time and telling him to “piss off.” Things change when a headstrong 13-year-old girl and her huge Bull Mastiff move to town. www.northamptonartscouncil.org/<br/>
  • KIDSBESTFEST & YOUTHFILM 2014, Monday through Feb. 21, 1 p.m. every day. Academy of Music, Northampton. All shows $3 at the door. YouthFilm showcases films made by local youth who are at the beginning of their budding careers. The participants are able to see their films on the Academy of Music’s large screen in a theater setting before each of the KidsBestFest feature films. ∎ Monday: “Matilda” (USA, ages 7+). Based on the book by British children’s author Roald Dahl, Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson) is an extremely curious and intelligent little girl who is very different from her low-brow, mainstream parents (Danny DeVito, the films director, and real-life wife Rhea Perlman), who quite cruelly ignore her. ∎ Tuesday: An Afternoon of Mo Willems animated shorts (USA, all ages). Willems’ works in children’s books, animation, television, theater, and bubble gum card painting have garnered him three Caldecott Honors, two Geisel Medals, six Emmy Awards, three Geisel Honors, a Helen Hayes nomination, and multiple bubble gum cards.<br/> ∎ Wednesday: “Ricky, Three’s a Crowd,” a film by Kai S. Pieck (Germany, ages 10+). Basically, 10-year-old Ricky knows no fear — but the world around him is rough. He struggles with his 15-year-old brother who is always giving him a hard time and telling him to “piss off.” Things change when a headstrong 13-year-old girl and her huge Bull Mastiff move to town. www.northamptonartscouncil.org/<br/>
  • MOCHA MAYA’S COFFEEHOUSE, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. “Rough Crossing Play” live play reading. Thursday, 6:30 p.m. All readers, regardless of experience, welcome. Organizers tend to rotate roles so you never know when you’ll be reading as an old woman or a young man. “Rough Crossing” is a 1984 comedy by Tom Stoppard, an adaptation of Ferenc Molnar’s “Play at the Castle.” In it, the playwrights of the musical comedy “the Cruise of the Dodo” have embarked on a trans-Atlantic trip and are about to surprise their leading actors with the newest songs from their nearly-finished (or so they hope) musical comedy. Admission, $5 donation; please tip the bartenders. 413-625-6292. <br/>
  • DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Saturday, 9 to 11:30 p.m. The Mark Nomad Band. A highly danceable mix of blues, funk and beyond. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.<br/>
  • File photos<br/>ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Jazz and blues vocalist Samirah Evans will present an evening of swingin’ classics and love songs for those who still feel the love in the air beyond Valentines Day. Evans was fixture on the New Orleans music scene for more than 15 years before relocating to Brattleboro, Vt. in the wake of hurricane Katrina. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Advanced tickets can be purchased for $15 at theartsblock.com or by calling 774-0150. Tickets available at the door the evening of the concert at $18.<br/>
  • Submitted photo<br/>“PETER PAN” presented by Ja’Duke. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. The Shea Theater, Avenue A, Turners Falls. Continues Sunday at 2 p.m. J.M. Barrie’s classic tale is sure to bring out one’s inner child, say promoters, who add “Join Peter, Wendy, John, Michael and of course Tinker Bell, along with the Lost Boys, do battle with the sinister Captain Hook and his pirate crew. Along the journey he will befriend Tiger Lily and her tribe and re-awaken your belief in fairies.” The production will include songs like “Never Never Land,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “I’m Flying.” The cast includes Kyle Woodcock as Peter Pan, David Neil as Captain Hook, Justin Begin as Smee and Caroline Burden as Tiger Lily. The Darling children are played by Megan Hrinda (Wendy), Cameron Bradley (John), and Eric Albanese (Michael). Tickets $12, $10 under 12 and seniors. For reservations, call 863-9901, www.jaduke.com/shows.
  • Taylor’s Bartender Shoot-out Sunday<br/>Taylor’s Tavern in Greenfield will host its annual Bartender Shoot-out Sunday. A lively and festive affair, the shoot-out pits teams of bartenders against each other and raises money for a worthy cause. This year the beneficiary is Dakin Pioneer Humane Society. Pictured is Ron Gaida during the 2010 shoot-out. See “Clubs.” Recorder file photo/Peter MacDonald
  • ‘Dazzling virtuosity’<br/>Promoters tell us that Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan is one of the finest sitar playing alive today. You can hear him Sunday in Northampton as part of the Four Sundays in February Series. See “Music.”
  • THOMAS POUSONT, First Church of Deerfield’s director of music and organist, will give a presentation and recital. Sunday, 4 p.m. First Church of Deerfield (The Brick Church), 71 Old Main St., Deerfield. He will present highlights of his recent four-month research trip in middle Germany, including sound recordings and photographs of six 18th Century pipe organs relevant to Johann Sebastian Bach. The presentation will be followed by a recital of chorale preludes by J.S. Bach, Dieterich Buxtehude and Johannes Brahms on the Deerfield church’s middle German-0styled organ built by Richards, Fowkes & Co. Free. For more information, call 774-2657.<br/>
  • POETRY READING TO BENEFIT UNITY SKATEBOARD PARK, The Rendezvous, 78 Third St., Turners Falls. Sunday, 4 to 8 p.m. Hosted by The Montague Poets. ∎ 4 to 5:30, Luke Buckham, Janel Nockerby, Chris Sawyer-Laucanno, Paul Mariani. ∎ 5:30, music by The 4th Street Band. ∎ 6:30 to 8, Kevin Smith, Allen Fowler, Edite Cunha, David Detmold, Patricia Pruitt, Kristen Block, Chris Janke. Ten percent of sales from 4 to 8 p.m. will be donated to The Unity Skate Park<br/>
  • MIDWINTER MOVIES — REEL MUSICALS, “The Muppet Show,” Greenfield Garden Cinemas, Main Street, Greenfield. Tuesday, 7 p.m. This series was originally scheduled for January but had to be moved to Tuesdays in February. Kermit and his ragtag group of Muppet chums trek out to Hollywood to make it big while being chased by a frog-legs restaurateur in a classic road-trip adventure. $5. All proceeds go to support the GBA’s Holiday Lights program.

Thursday 13

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Final Night of Bud Light ski pass and racing sled promo. Win two tickets to Waterville Valley Ski Resort, Bud Light racing sled or Bud Light ski mirror tonight with purchase of a Bud Light. Drawings at 11 p.m. with Bar Manager Kara. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: 8 to 10:30 p.m. The Surly Temple. Jim Henry, Guy DeVito, Doug Plavin and Tommy Boynton. No cover. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Eilen Jewell Band. $17.50, $20. ∎ 10 p.m. Bad Rabbits. $15, $17. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Uncle Hal’s Crab Grass Band. Americana-ana! 8 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls: 7:30 p.m. Free Texas Hold’em League. 659-3384.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Eleven 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.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S COFFEEHOUSE, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. “Rough Crossing” a live play reading. 6:30 p.m. All readers, regardless of experience, welcome. Organizers tend to rotate roles so you never know when you’ll be reading as an old woman or a young man. “Rough Crossing” is a 1984 comedy by Tom Stoppard, an adaptation of Ferenc Molnar’s “Play at the Castle.” In it, the playwrights of the musical comedy “the Cruise of the Dodo” have embarked on a trans-Atlantic trip and are about to surprise their leading actors with the newest songs from their nearly-finished (or so they hope) musical comedy. Admission, $5 donation; please tip the bartenders. 413-625-6292.

Film

THE FUTURE COLLECTIVE’S Righteous Youth Rebellion Movie Series opens. 7 p.m. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. Tonight: “Over the Edge,” a coming of age film directed by Jonathan Kaplan released in May 1979 with Matt Dillon and Tiger Thompson. Tickets $5 suggested. Continues Feb. 13. www.nextstagearts.org.

Libraries

ERVING LIBRARY, 17 Moore St., Erving: Valentine’s “Make-It” table through today. Materials to make your own Valentines and pre-made Valentines available while supplies last. The library will send any Valentines created for Badge, Erving’s K-9 dog. His birthday is Feb. 14, to the Erving Police Department.423-3348.

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.

Music

THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Valentine’s Edition of Thursday Night Jazz with the New England Swing orchestra. 7:30 p.m. 14 + piece swing band with a great swing vocalist. No cover. www.theartsblock.com, 774-0150. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D5.

GRACE KELLY QUINTET in concert. 7:30 p.m. Bowker Auditorium, UMass-Amherst. Her quintet includes Jason Palmer on trumpet; Evan Gregor on bass; Pete McCann on guitar and Ross Pederson on drums. Tickets $25 and $15; Five College, GCC, STCC students and youth 17 and under $10. 545-2511.

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.

THIRTEEN MORE WAYS OF LOOKING AT A BLACK BIRD: A concert by professor emerita Estela Olevsky, pianist. 8 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass-Amherst. $3 UMass students; $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general public; free for UMass music majors and minors. 545-2511 or fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.

Potpourri

THREE PROMINENT AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTISTS: Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison, singer and social activist Bernice Johnson Reagon and poet and playwright Sonia Sanchez, will share the stage in a public conversation about “Black Women in the Arts in the 21st Century.” 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mullins Center, UMass-Amherst. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Free.

Friday 14

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Valentine’s Day karaoke in The Extra Point Nightclub with Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. Bring your “significant other” out for a night of romance and singing. Catch all your Winter Olympic action in our Sports Bar on 14 TVs. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: 9 to 11:30 p.m. Barrett Anderson. Renegade Blues! 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Chris Smither. $25, $30. ∎ 10 p.m. Who’da Funk It? Midnight Snack. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls. Mister Blizzard, Holy Vex, Rebel Base. 9:30 Donation. Broken Hearts Photo booth by Fruit & Sugar. Proceeds to Turners Falls Skate Park in Greg Ellis’ name. http://thevoo.net.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls. Free jukebox music. Kitchen now open. 413-659 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.

Coffeehouses

GREAT FALLS COFFEE HOUSE, Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Fire Pond will perform at 7 p.m. Featuring Eveline MacDougall and Douglas Reid, they present a wide variety of music: old-time fiddle tunes, swing, roots music, Celtic, Eastern European, folk, gospel and originals. The Valentine’s Evening show will feature many types of love songs (love for the earth, good jokes, family, chocolate and community) in addition to romantic love songs. Doors open at 6:30. Coffee and homemade baked goods available. The museum and museum store open during intermission. Suggested sliding scale donation $6 to $12; children free. 863-3221, greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D5.

Dance

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.

SECOND FRIDAY CONTRADANCE, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., 8 to 11 p.m. Yes, even on the Flurry weekend! Pam Weeks (fiddle) and Bill Olson (guitar/calls). Sit-ins welcome. Self-determined, free-will contribution; $10 suggested; barter welcome

Libraries

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.

Music

ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Valentine’s Day “Songs of Love” concert with Moonlight and Morning Star. Noon to 2 p.m. They will sing love songs, jazz standards, originals, Latin and R&B. Lunch available from the Smithsonian Chowder House. ∎ Trailer Park will perform at 9 p.m. Sponsored by Mesa Verde and Burning Heart Studios. Enjoy a pre-show dinner at the Smithsonian Cafe inside the Arts Block from 5 to 8 p.m. Sweetheart cupcakes provided by the Smithsonian will available for sale during the show to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County. Tickets $10 advance, $13 at the door. www.bbbs-fc.org or 772-0915 ext. 16. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D5.

THE PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. Sweetheart’s Night Out. 8 p.m. Musical couples play (mostly) songs of love for Valentine’s Day. Darol Anger, Emy Phelps, Lissa Schneckenburger, Corey DiMario. 665-4036, parlorroommusic.com. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D5.

RAY MASON performs at River Valley Market, 330 North King St., Northampton. 5 to 7 p.m. No cover; tips appreciated 584-2665, www.rivervalleymarket.com.

Potpourri

CHOCOLATE FANTASY at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, 164 High St., Greenfield; in the main conference rooms. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Chocolate Fantasy will feature a wide variety of chocolate items, Valentine-related crafts, raffle, gift baskets and silent auction. Clinical Notes, BFMC’s women’s a cappella chorus will perform a Valentine concert of “Love-ly Songs” at 12:15 p.m. in the main lobby.

NORTHAMPTON ICE ART FESTIVAL begins. There will be nine icy masterpieces created at downtown locations from Main Street to Strong Avenue, Northampton. Work starts at 10 a.m. today and completed pieces will highlight Northampton’s Arts Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. A map of artists and their installation sites can be found online at www.northamptondowntown.com.

ONE BILLION RISING, Greenfield Community College. Dance and demand an end to violence against women and girls. ∎ Drum Circle with Strong Oak, 10 a.m. to noon, GCC Room C208. ∎ GCC Dancers “Mixed Company” Dance Flash, noon to 1 p.m., GCC Dining Commons. ∎ Journey Dance with Lorena Norwood, a music and art empowerment workshop, 1 to 4 p.m., GCC Room C208.

SMITH COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART, Elm Street at Bedford Terrace, Northampton. Free Second Friday. 4 to 6 p.m., Hands-on. Art making for ages 4 and older with adult; 6 p.m., Open Eyes. An informal, guided conversation about an art object. Light refreshments. Museum shop open from 10 a.m to 8 p.m.

Theater

“TREASURE ISLAND” presented by New England Youth Theater. 7 p.m. 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. Thirty young actors ages 9 to 13 will fill your ears with pirate talk. Repeats Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Through Feb. 16. Featuring several of the most famous characters in children’s literature: Old Flint, Black Dog, Captain Billy Bones, Jim Hawkins, Squire Trelawney and Long John Silver. Tickets $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 students.

“THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES,” a community production by Valley V-Day. 8 p.m. First Churches, 129 Main St., Northampton. Continues Saturday at 8. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15 to $50 (cash or check) Tickets available at Broadside Books, Northampton or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/549878. The goal is to raise money and awareness for the “Roots to Resistance” Campaign.

Saturday 15

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Top 40, dance and hip-hop music in The Extra Point Nightclub tonight with DJ MIA at 10 p.m. with no cover plus all your Winter Olympics and college hoops action on 14 TVs in the Sports Bar. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: 9 to 11:30 p.m. The Mark Nomad Band. A highly danceable mix of blues, funk and beyond. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton. ∎ 7 p.m. Aztec Two Step. $25, $30. ∎ 10 p.m. Goosepimp Orchestra and Outer Stylie. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: RockitQueer with DJ Fern. 9:30 p.m. $3. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls. Rock 201. Classic rock. 9:30 p.m. 413-659-3384.

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.

Coffeehouse

WENDELL FULL MOON COFFEEHOUSE, Old Town Hall on the Common in the center of Wendell. 7:30 p.m. Darlingside, string band with roots in indie rock, bluegrass and barbershop. Their layered sound is nuanced with exhilarating harmonies and bouncy beat, combining virtuoso mandolin, cello and bass guitar performances with percussion and th more traditional guitar and bass. Dessert-O-Rama. Sliding scale $7 to $15. 978-544-5557, www.wendellfullmoon.org. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D5.

Dance

GENDER ROLE FREE CONTRA, Montague Common Hall. 7 to 10 p.m. 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. Caller and band TBD. $7 to $10 sliding scale, $5 with student ID.

Films

“GREAT FALLS: Discovery, Destruction and Preservation in a Massachusetts Town,” the Nolumbeka Project will present the documentary at Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 11:45 a.m. Doors open at 11. Discussion will follow. Free, but donations to the Nolumbeka Project are welcome. Snow date May 18. The film chronicles when the town of Turners Falls was attempting to expand the runway to its airport in 2009. The plan called for the removal of a low hill that contained what Native American tribal representatives identified as a ritual site — a ceremonial stone landscape. The surprising discovery and the ongoing effort to understand and protect what was identified as an extraordinary historical asset is a dramatic story of environmental and cultural preservation. www.nolumbekaproject.org.

Music

ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Jazz and blues vocalist Samirah Evans will present an evening of swingin’ classics and love songs for those who still feel the love in the air beyond Valentines Day. Evans was fixture on the New Orleans music scene for more than 15 years before relocating to Brattleboro, Vt. in the wake of hurricane Katrina. 7:30 p.m. Advanced tickets can be purchased for $15 at theartsblock.com or by calling 774-0150. Tickets available at the door the evening of the concert at $18.

THE JENSEN SISTERS featuring Ben Monder, Ingrid Jensen, trumpet, Christine Jensen, saxopohone, Ben Monder, guitar, Matt Clohesy, bass and Jon Wikan, drums. 8 p.m. The Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, No. 22, Brattleboro, Vt. For ticket information, call 802-254-9088 or online at www.vtjazz.org.

JOSE GONZALEZ AND BANDA CRIOLLA performs for children ages 4 to 10 and their families. 10:30 a.m. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. The program is a Caribbean fiesta for children including bilingual songs from the playground games of Latin children as well as new original songs.

KEVIN PARRY plays solo acoustic guitar and mandolin at Pizzapalooza, 19 South Main St., downtown Wilmington, Vt. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Free. For information, call 802-464-7702, www.kevinparrymusic.com.

MUSIC AT AMHERST SEASON presents a Chamber Series concert of Beethoven, Britten and Verdi by the St. Lawrence String Quartet. 8 p.m. Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center, Amherst College. $28 general public, $22 seniors, $12 students. Tickets free for Five college students. For reservations, call 542-2195 or email concerts@amherst.universitytickets.com.

“SEE ME BENEFIT” concert featuring the music of “Tommy” by the Who and Who’s greatest hits. This concert has been cancelled. Here is the notice we got from the Memorial Hall Association: Saturday Feb 15 TOMMY Benefit for a new screen at Memorial Hall by Who Are You has been cancelled
Anyone who has purchased a ticket can receive a refund from the outlet where they bought their ticket.
At present there are no plans to reschedule the show.

VALENTINE’S CONCERT AND DANCE PARTY at Village Church, Cummington. 7 to 10 p.m. Music by Jim Kaminski and his band playing soulful blues-rock music. Dress to impress. Refreshments and snacks served. BYO beer or wine. 650/50 raffle. Tickets $12 advance, $15 at the door. Proceeds to benefit Village Church. For tickets or more information, contact John Bye at 634-5398.

Potpourri

“DON’T BE A DICK!” (Note: This event is taking place on Saturday, Feb. 22) Shelburne Falls Yoga Center, 1 Deerfield St., Shelburne Falls. 8 to 9:30 p.m. Live theater in a parlor setting. Promoters tell us that Rythea Lee is “funny, silly, tender, tough.” Only 50 tickets being sold. Sliding scale, $15 to $25. Free child care, 625-0136. info@zanyangels.com. 413-586-7390.

FRANKLIN COUNTY FATHER — DAUGHTER DANCE. Greenfield Moose Lodge 997, 20 School St., Greenfield. 6 to 8 p.m. Open to the public. Music provided by DJ Bobby C. Free snacks, unlimited salad bar and fashion photo shoot. Co-sponsored by WHAI, Bear Country and The Recorder. Tickets are $10 per dad (or adopt a dad), all daughters (all ages) are free. Tickets available at World Eye Bookshop, Main Street, Greenfield or at the lodge. Phone orders at 413-773-9030. Tickets available at door until room is full.

Theater

“PETER PAN” presented by Ja’Duke. 2 and 7 p.m. The Shea Theater, Avenue A, Turners Falls. Continues Sunday at 2 p.m. J.M. Barrie’s classic tale is sure to bring out one’s inner child, say promoters, who add “Join Peter, Wendy, John, Michael and of course Tinker Bell, along with the Lost Boys, do battle with the sinister Captain Hook and his pirate crew. Along the journey he will befriend Tiger Lily and her tribe and re-awaken your belief in fairies.” The production will include songs like “Never Never Land,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “I’m Flying.” The cast includes Kyle Woodcock as Peter Pan, David Neil as Captain Hook, Justin Begin as Smee and Caroline Burden as Tiger Lily. The Darling children are played by Megan Hrinda (Wendy), Cameron Bradley (John), and Eric Albanese (Michael). Tickets $12, $10 under 12 and seniors. For reservations, call 863-9901, www.jaduke.com/shows.

“PIERCE TO THE SOUL” staged reading presented by Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. “Pierce to the Soul” tells the story of Elijah Pierce, a barber, preacher and folk artist of no small significance. Playwright Chiquita Mullins Lee will also perform the piece. $10 suggested donation, available at the door.

“TREASURE ISLAND” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

Sunday 16

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Karaoke after the Bartender Shootout from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Sports Bar with Dirty Johnny. No cover. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Rd., Wendell: John Sheldon — Up Close & Personal. 8 to 10 p.m. Experience the amazing talent of John Sheldon on guitar. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Habib Koite. $25, $30. www.iheg.com.

PEARL STREET BALLROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 9 p.m. Paper Diamond. Gent and Jawns opens. $15, $20. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: ∎ 4 p.m. Montague Poets for a Montague Skate Park. 4 p.m. Donation. 9 p.m. TNT Karaoke. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net. See “Potpourri.”

SNOWZEE’S, Route 116, Sunderland: Open Microphone. 7 p.m. Every Sunday.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. The 17th annual Bartenders Shoot Out sponsored by Bear Country and Harpoon Brewery. Hosted by Bear Country’s Amanda Jo Parker and Liz Fiske. Call Taylor’s for more information. Registration forms at Taylor’s. Registration begins at 11 a.m.; shot out starts at 1 p.m. Watch or put together a team of your own. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.

Dance

VALENTINE’S DANCE and fundraiser for the Philippines. 2 to 6 p.m. Greenfield Country Club, 244 Country Club Road, Greenfield. Music by Zydeco Connection and musical guests. $10. All proceeds go to Plenty International and Doctors Without Borders for Philippine relief.

Library

ERVING PUBLIC LIBRARY, 17 Moore St., Erving. LEGO Lady will be there with more than 150 mini-figures (Little LEGO peple), plenty of wheels and parts to make cars and trucks and enough blocks to build whatever you can imagine. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Program is recommended for children 5 to 12, although older children and adults welcome. Register at the library. For more information, call 423-3348 or email ervinglibrary@cwmars.org. “Like” Erving Public Library on Facebook to see the Lego replica of the library. Continues Wednesday and Feb. 20 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Music

ACADEMY OF MUSIC, 274 Main St., Northampton: Mumbai in Massachusetts: An Afternoon of Classic Indian Music with Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, sitar. 2 p.m. $15 advance, $18 at the door. For tickets go to mumbai.brownpapertickets.com.

EVENTIDE SINGERS presents a concert of Songs of Hope and Comfort. 3 p.m. First Congregational Church of Greenfield, 43 Silver St., Greenfield. The Eventide Singers are a volunteer group offering songs of hope and comfort for people whose illness may confine them to their home or to a nursing home, and for the terminally ill and their caregivers. Annual benefit concert. Suggested donation $12 to $15. Snow date Feb. 23. Eventide’s music director Joe Toritto has put together an eclectic program of 22 songs that illustrate the wide range of music Eventide has in its repertoire. “We sing for people from many different spiritual and religious backgrounds,” Toritto says, “so it follows that our music should speak to the diversity of our community.” The benefit concert will also feature two speakers sharing their experience of Eventide singing for their loved ones.

THE FINAL RECITAL: UMass Professor Laura Klock will present a recital that marks her final year at the university. 4 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass-Amherst. Klock and professor Nadine Shank, who has collaborated on piano with Klock for numerous concerts, will perform Richard Strauss’ Concerto, Op. 11. Tickets $3 UMass students, $5 other students, children, seniors, $10 general public. Tickets available at the Fine Arts Center Box Office, 545-2511, or at fac.umass.edu/musicanddance. See Joseph Marcello’s Encores & Curtain Calls column Page D4.

FOUR SUNDAYS IN FEBRUARY, Four Sundays in February: Mumbai in Massachusetts, Academy of Music, Northampton, 2 p.m. $15 advance/$18 Door. An afternoon of classic Indian music featuring Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan on sitar. Promoters tell us, “Shahid is one of the finest sitar players alive today. His dazzling virtuosity and innovative genius have earned him a legacy as a giant of the sitar. (He) learned his craft from his father, Ustad Aziz Khan, and enjoys an impeccable pedigree. He is a seventh generation heir to the sitar’s first family, the Etawah Gharana. Ustadji’s global reputation as an awe-inspiring performer is complemented by another rare gift — his ability to spread his music as a dedicated and loving guru. Part of the Four Sunday’s in February series. www.brownpapertickets.com/

SHAPE NOTE SINGING: Participatory Singing for All Ages. 3 to 5:30 p.m. St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave., Brattleboro, Vt. All are welcome to sing shape-note music, a powerful, a capella singing in four part harmony. Using a form of musical notation developed in New England around 1800, singers first sing through the notes using their syllable names. Song choice and leadership are shared by all who wish. A potluck snack will be shared. Free. For more information, contact Dan Hertzler at 802-674-6963, danhertzler@gmail.com.

THOMAS POUSONT, First Church of Deerfield’s director of music and organist, will give a presentation and recital. 4 p.m. First Church of Deerfield (The Brick Church), 71 Old Main St., Deerfield. He will present highlights of his recent four-month research trip in middle Germany, including sound recordings and photographs of six 18th Century pipe organs relevant to Johann Sebastian Bach. The presentation will be followed by a recital of chorale preludes by J.S. Bach, Dieterich Buxtehude and Johannes Brahms on the Deerfield church’s middle German-styled organ built by Richards, Fowkes & Co. Free. For more information, call 774-2657.

Potpourri

POETRY READING TO BENEFIT UNITY SKATEBOARD PARK, The Rendezvous, 78 Third St., Turners Falls. 4 to 8 p.m. Hosted by The Montague Poets. ∎ 4 to 5:30, Luke Buckham, Janel Nockerby, Chris Sawyer-Laucanno, Paul Mariani. ∎ 5:30, music by The 4th Street Band. ∎ 6:30 to 8, Kevin Smith, Allen Fowler, Edite Cunha, David Detmold, Patricia Pruitt, Kristin Bock, Chris Janke. Ten percent of sales from 4 to 8 p.m. will be donated to The Unity Skate Park

Theater

“PETER PAN” concludes. See Saturday’s listing.

“TREASURE ISLAND” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

Monday 17

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Win a Tuukka Rask Bruins jersey by watching Olympic hockey games at BTU on 14 TVs all this week. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 8:30 p.m. Dead Meadow. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Bingo! 8 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. 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.

Films

KIDSBESTFEST & YOUTHFILM 2014, Monday through Feb. 21, 1 p.m. every day. Academy of Music, Northampton. All shows $3 at the door. YouthFilm showcases films made by local youth who are at the beginning of their budding careers. The participants are able to see their films on the Academy of Music’s large screen in a theater setting before each of the KidsBestFest feature films. ∎ Monday: “Matilda” (USA, ages 7+). Based on the book by British children’s author Roald Dahl, Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson) is an extremely curious and intelligent little girl who is very different from her low-brow, mainstream parents (Danny DeVito, the film’s director, and real-life wife Rhea Perlman), who quite cruelly ignore her. ∎ Tuesday: An Afternoon of Mo Willems animated shorts (USA, all ages). Willems’ works in children’s books, animation, television, theater, and bubble gum card painting have garnered him three Caldecott Honors, two Geisel Medals, six Emmy Awards, three Geisel Honors, a Helen Hayes nomination, and multiple bubble gum cards. ∎ Wednesday: “Ricky, Three’s a Crowd,” a film by Kai S. Pieck (Germany, ages 10+). Basically, 10-year-old Ricky knows no fear — but the world around him is rough. He struggles with his 15-year-old brother who is always giving him a hard time and telling him to “piss off.” Things change when a headstrong 13-year-old girl and her huge Bull Mastiff move to town. www.northamptonartscouncil.org/

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: Closed in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Potpourri

BRATTLEBORO MUSEUM & ART CENTER, Main Street and Routes 119 and 142, Brattleboro, Vt., presents its annual Domino Toppling Extravaganza. 5 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Admission on a first-come, first served basis. Free for children 8 and under, $3 for BMAC members, $5 everyone else. Every audience member will have a chance to guess how many dominoes make up the course; whoever comes the closest will start the entire chain reaction. Wheelchair accessible. www.brattleboromuseum.org.

SNOWSHOEING FOR SENIORS (ages 60 and older) at Wendell State Forest, Wendell. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at a warming hut in the park, then take a 1 to 2 mile guided snowshoe trek. Call All Out Adventures for more information and to register at 584-2052. Equipment provided. Free.

Tuesday 18

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer purchased. Win a Tuukka Rask Bruins jersey by watching Olympic hockey games at BTU on 14 TVs all this week. 863-2882.

SNOWZEE’S, Route 116, Sunderland: DJ Eclipse and beer pong. 9 p.m. Every Tuesday.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Broken Bones Club. Every Tuesday night in the tavern from 5:30 p.m. to close. 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 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.

Films

KIDSBESTFEST & YOUTHFILM 2014 continues, see Monday’s listing.

MIDWINTER MOVIES — REEL MUSICALS, “The Muppet Show,” Greenfield Garden Cinemas, Main Street, Greenfield. 7 p.m. This series was originally scheduled for January but had to be moved to Tuesdays in February. Kermit and his ragtag group of Muppet chums trek out to Hollywood to make it big while being chased by a frog-legs restaurateur in a classic road-trip adventure. $5. All proceeds go to support the GBA’s Holiday Lights program.

Libraries

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. Monday through Thursday. ∎ 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.

WENDELL LIBRARY, 7 Wendell Depot Road, Wendell: “The Puppet Show, Snack Facts” puppet show. 4 p.m. Based on the Traffic Light way of eating. Handcrafted puppet creations singing rhyming lyrics tell the story of three hungry bunnies seeking strong, super bunny bodies. Each bunny chooses several snack options from the snack cart. When a non-grow food choice is made, the hungry wolf appears. Free.

WHATELY LIBRARY, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately: Dr. Seuss Birthday Bonanza. 4 p.m., “How to Draw Super Heroes” with Paul Merklein for ages 10 and older. To register, call 665-2170. 6 p.m., Dr. Seuss celebration with cartoonist Merklein for families. All ages show. Merklein combines dynamic art, comedy and audience participation as he draws famous faces.. and people from the audience. No registration required. 7:15, Dr. Seuss Story Time with local authors Jeannine Atkins, Geroge Colt and Allen Steele.

Literary

GREENFIELD WORD, Spoken Word at 9 Mill St., Greenfield. Doors open at 7 p.m. Open mic at 7:30. Feature readers. 10-open mic slots will be five-minute slots. $1 to $5 sliding scale cover. The third Tuesday of every month.

Music

CELLO AND PIANO FACULTY RECITAL at Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass-Amherst. Astrid Schween, UMass music and dance department professor of cello, and Randall Hodgkinson, guest pianist. Repertoire to include music by Rachmaninoff, Beethoven and others. $3 UMass students; $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general public; free for UMass music majors and minors. 545-2511 or atfac.umass.edu/musicanddance.

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Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke in the Sports Bar hosted by Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. Olympic games on 14 TVs. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Leyla McCalla. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com.

SNOWZEE’S, Route 116, Sunderland: Karaoke. 9 p.m. Every Wednesday.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. TNT Productions “We know entertainment” 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.

Dance

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 jokellogg@aol.com for more information.

Films

“DESPICABLE ME 2” shown at Whately Library, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. 3 p.m.

KIDSBESTFEST & YOUTHFILM 2014 continues, see Monday’s listing.

Library

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 part. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-544 for more details. ∎ Chess Club. 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Contact calderrossi@gmail with questions. The first Monday of the month will feature a speed chess tournament.

Music

SHORT RIDE IN A FAST MACHINE: UMass-Amherst Wind Ensemble in concert. 8 p.m. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass, Amherst. Performance by UMass Wind Ensemble, James Patrick Miller, conductor. Tickets $3 UMass students; $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general public; free for UMass music majors and minors. 545-2511, fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.

Theater

“CINDERELLA” presented by Williston Northampton Children’s Theatre. 3:30 p.m. Williston Theatre in Scott Hall, 18 Payson Ave., Easthampton. Continues through Feb. 22. The classic tale gets a dose of pop glam with songs by Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift. The play, which features an all-female cast, will be performed in the British pantomime style, which encourages the audience to participate — cheer, boo, even sing — withe the actors. $5 general admission. wnsboxoffice.tixato.com/buy.

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