A&E calendar: March 6-12
Mohawk’s ‘The Wizard of Oz’ opens Friday
From left, Amur Abbatiello, Sam Harris-Fried, Ashley Robertson and Zack Arfa are the leads in Mohawk Trail Regional High School’s production of “The Wizard of Oz,” which will be staged Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The cast includes about 75 students and there are about another 20 students involved behind the scenes. Recorder/Paul Franz
Mohawk’s ‘The Wizard of Oz’ opens Friday
Ashley Robertson as Dorothy talks with the wizard, Robbie Bounicontti, during a rehearsal for Mohawk Trail Regional High School’s production of “The Wizard of Oz,” which will be staged Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The cast includes about 75 students and there are about another 20 students involved behind the scenes. Recorder/Paul Franz
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Bud Light March Madness promo month begins tonight. Win Bud Light only in March hats and shirts with Bud Light purchases from bar manager Kara while watching NCAA conference tournaments on 14 HDTVs. Bruins vs. Capitals at 7 p.m. 863-2882.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: 8 to 10:30 p.m. the Roosters. Classic rock dance music by Bruce Scofield and Mark Feller. No cover. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Oliver Mtukudzi and Black Spirits. $20, $25. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Falltown String Band. 8 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls: 7:30 p.m. Free Poker League. 659-3384.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Washington at 7 p.m. 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.
MOCHA MAYA’S COFFEEHOUSE, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. The Collected Poets Series featuring Karin Gottshall and Joan Larkin. 7 p.m. Gottshall’s first book, “Crocus,” was published by Fordham University Press in 2007. Her second collection, “The River Won’t Hold You,” won the 2014 OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize for Poetry and will be published later this year. Larkin’s new poetry collection, “Blue Hanuman,” is forthcoming in Spring 2014 from Hanging Loose Press. Her previous work includes “My Body: New and Selected Poems,” recipient of the Audre Lorde Award, Legs Tipped with Small Claws, an Argos Books chapbook, Sor Juana’s Love Poems, translated with Jaime Manrique, A Long Sound and Housework. Suggested donation $2 to $4; please tip the baristas. 413-625-6292.
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.
THE POETRY OF CAROL PURINGTON, a reading of selections from her most recent work, “Faces I Might Wear.” 6:30 p.m. Boswell’s Books, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Purington, a well-known local resident who lives on a dairy farm in Colrain, is a prolific and widely published poet, who, disabled by childhood polio, uses a voice-operated computer to write. Susan Todd, her co-editor of the best-selling “Morning Song: Poems for New Parents,” will read. Purington has studied and written the Japanese verse forms of haiku and tanka for more than 20 years. “Faces I Might Wear” is a collection of more than 200 tanka.
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.
THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Blind Owl Band, Adirondack Freight Train String Music. 8 p.m. $8 advance, $12 at the door. For more information: call 774-0150 or go to www.theartsblock.com.
FRONTIER REGIONAL SCHOOL Annual Students vs. Faculty Basketball fundraiser game. 6 p.m. Frontier Regional School Gym, 113 North Main St., South Deerfield. 50/50 raffle, half-time games, snacks and other entertainment. Admission $3 or $5 of canned food. All proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Western Mass.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Friday Night Karaoke in The Extra Point Nightclub hosted by Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. Nets vs. Celtics and NCAA college basketball conference tournaments in the Sports Bar on 14 HDTVs. No cover. 863-2882.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: 9 to 11:30 p.m. The Equalites. Reggae fantastico! 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Ellis Paul. Rebecca Loebe opens. $20, $23. ∎ 10 p.m. Purity Supreme Presents Electric Avenue: DJ Cashman and Snack Attack spinning strictly 80s dance, pop, old school, rock, new wave and more. $2 at the door. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls. Drew & Fu! Drew Paton’s Hit Parade at 7 p.m. Classic Kung Fu movies on the big screen and your LP’s on the turntable. 9 p.m. http://thevoo.net.
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, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Dan Coyle. 8 p.m. Coyle’s musical and songwriter styles are simple, straightforward and soothing. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, email@example.com.
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.
FIRST FRIDAY MOSTLY WALTZ, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Series hosted by Richard Wyatt. Music this month by Peter Barnes, Mary Lea and Aldo Fabrizi. 7 to 7:30 p.m., beginners’ workshop, 7:30 to 8 p.m., 8 intermediate workshop; 8:15 to 10:30 p.m., couple dances. $10.www. guidingstargrange.org.
POST MARDI GRAS PARTY with Zydeco Connection at Dance Northampton, 492 Pleasant St., Northampton. 7 to 11 p.m. Come in your favorite costume or mask (optional). $13 admission, students $9. Includes a beginner zydeco dance lesson from 7 to 8 p.m. Band starts at 8. Mix of zydeco, two-steps, waltzes, boogie woogie and a little bit of swing. Louisiana zydeco music is upbeat, infectious and totally danceable. No partner needed. www.reverbnation.com/zydeconnection.
POTHOLE PICTURES, Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls will screen “A Mighty Wind,” the Christopher Guest directed folk-music “mocumentary.” 7:30 p.m. Music at 7 by Doug Creighton and Bob Snope playing Quebecois tunes on guitar and accordion. Repeats Saturday with Last Night’s Fun playing Celtic music. “A Mighty Wind” is the story of a gathering of many near-famous folkies for a reunion concert in New York. It is filled with the usual droll improvisation from Guest’s regular troupe of comic performers. Starring Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara. $6 adults, $4 children 12 and under. 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.
GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHORUS: Songs of Nature. 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. The GCC Chorus will be under the direction of Margery Heins, with Marilyn Berthelette, accompanist, and with soloists drawn from the chorus. The chorus will sing sacred and secular choral music on the theme of nature. Madrigals, rounds, folk songs and choruses in several languages about mountains, flowers, birds, bugs, the ocean, the earth and wind. 863-3221, www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org.
IRISH MUSIC at Northfield Unitarian Church. 7 p.m. Trine Cheile, Gaelic for “cheerful disorder,” plays an eclectic Celtic mix of chestnuts, including a diverse repertoire of Celtic favorites and songs of those “Wilde Irish Women” inspired by local Irish harpist and songster Rosie Caine and performed by a stunning quintet of Pioneer Valley artists. Donations, “pass the hat,” at the door as able.
ROOMFUL OF TEETH perform on the Music at Amherst Parallels Series. 8 p.m. Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center, Amherst College. An octet of classically trained singers drawing upon traditions and techniques from around the world to re-imagine ensemble vocal performance for the 21st century. Tickets $18 general public, $12 seniors, $10 students; free for Five college students. amherst.universitytickets.com. 542-2195.
THE SWEETBACK SISTERS AND ELIXIR perform at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, downtown Putney, Vt. 7:30 p.m. The Sweetback Sisters combine the soul of classic 1940s- and 1950s-era country music with undeniably contemporary edge, say organizers, who add that, in recent years, Elixir has become one of the most exciting contra dance bands in the country. $16 advance, $18 at the door. 802-387-0102 or 802-254-9276.
ARTSPACE ANNUAL POTTERY AND MORE SECONDS SALE at Greenfield Community College Dining Commons. 6 to 9 p.m. Repeats Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Potters participating: Pamela Adorno, Marilyn Andrews and Andy Van Assche, Natalie Blake, Molly Cantor Pottery, Michael and Josh Cohen, Stephen Earp Redware, Frank Edge, Lucy Fagella, Dawn Fessenden, Jane Foster, Bob Green, David Henion, Bald Mountain Pottery, Tiffany Hilton, Tom Homann, Kaleidoscope Pottery, Guy Matsuda, Kris O’Neill, Ina Peebles, Jaye Pope, Malea Rhodes, Cara Tylor, Matthew Tell, John Varner, Rhonda Wainshilbaum, Tom White and Bronna Zlochiver. Glass by Robert Burch and Tony Faith. Jewelry: Mark Lattanzi, Christine Levitre and Sweet Bananaberry. Paintings and prints by Polly Frenchy and Wood by Spencer Peterman and Alan Young. There will be a drawing for door prizes Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Free admission. www.franklynarts.com.
DOUBLE EDGE THEATRE will showcase two compelling solo performances based on the historical accounts of Jewish writers and artists during the Holocaust. 8 p.m. at Double Edge’s Farm Center in Ashfield. Repeats Sunday at 2 p.m. “Kaddish” explores ritual, loss and an unrelenting inner conflict in which the beleaguered central character mourns the absence of the child he never fathered during his failed marriage. Joanna Caplan developed “Total Verruckt!” in residency at Double Edge Theatre’s Farm Center in Ashfield. Her creation process combines Double Edge’s immersive physical and visual training methodology with research into the legacy of Jewish artists as a way of accessing her own ancestral memory. $20 per person, including admission to both performances and a light reception with the artists. For more information, visit www.doubleedgetheatre.org/ticket-landing.html or call 628-0277.
“LEGALLY BLONDE — THE MUSICAL” performed by students at Turners Falls High School, 222 Turnpike Road, Turners Falls. 7 p.m. Repeats Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. “Being true to yourself never goes out of style.” Tickets $10 adults, $8 students and seniors. For more information, contact Brittany Nailos at 863-7200 ext. 7251.
“THE WIZARD OF OZ,” Mohawk Trail Regional High School, 26 Ashfield Road, Shelburne Falls. About 75 elementary, middle school and high school students are cast members in the production, according to Director/Producer Shelley Roberts. “From Munchkins and Flying Monkeys to a Scarecrow and a Wicked Witch, there’s something for everyone!” promoters promise. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. For reservations, call 413-625-9811, ext. 136. $10 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; children 2 and under are free.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Live music in the Extra Point Nightclub with Chuck ‘n Biscuits, a.k.a. Chuck and Danny from Jimmy Just Quit, playing from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. No cover. In the Sports Bar catch the Bruins vs. Lightening at 7 p.m. plus all NCAA college basketball actionon 14 TVs. 863-2882.
THE BLACK SHEEP, 79 Main St., Amherst: Ray Mason. 6 to 8 p.m. No cover; tips appreciated. 253-3442, www.blacksheepdeli.com.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: 9 to 11:30 p.m. Fancy Trash. Acoustic indie rock. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton. ∎ 7 p.m. Antigone Rising. June Millington opens. $15, $18. ∎ 10 p.m. Spose. Chris Lombardi opens. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.
PEARL STREET BALLROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8:30 p.m. Deer Tick. LuxDeluxe and Toy Soldiers open. $16, $18. www.iheg.com.
PEARL STREET CLUBROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8:30 p.m. Cosmic Dust Bunnies and Jimkata. The Manhattan Project opens. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: The Warblers & Beach Honey. Indie/garage. 9:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls. Lake Side Drive. Classic rock. 9:30 p.m. 413-659-3384.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Tampa Bay at 7 p.m. 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: Alan Williams. 8 p.m. The music of Birdsong at Morning, with its themes of self-discovery and reinvention, is initiated by Williams, a man with a few reinventions of his own. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE CELTIC HEELS IRISH DANCE CO. performs its annual St. Patrick’s Day production at the Shea Theatre, Avenue A, Turners Falls. 7 p.m. Repeats Sunday at 2 p.m. The performance includes more than 50 dancers from the Pioneer Valley as well as the Hudson Valley of New York. They will perform with guest musicians Four Sisters and the Farmhands out of Hubbardston. Tickets $12 adults, $10 seniors and students, $3 children under five.
MONADNOCK TRI-STATE DANCE CLUB, Elmm Community Center, 20-21 Durkee St., Winchester, N.H. 7 to 11 p.m. Music by Borrowed Time.
TOPHILL MUSIC CONTRADANCE PARTY, Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 8 to 11:30 p.m. The Sevens: Sarah Blair fiddle, Mark Roberts banjo, Owen Marshall guitar, Stuart Kenney bass and banjo and Matthew Kenney percussion. Lisa Greenleaf calls. $10 to $12 sliding scale.
POTHOLE PICTURES: “A Mighty Wind” concludes. See Friday’s listing.
EMMALOUISE ST. AMAND, soprano, Samantha Berry, pianist, and Megan Forrest, singer-songwriter, will be in concert at Trinitarian Congregational Church, 147 Main St., Northfield. Program featuring the music of Mozart, Bizet, Brahms, Debussy, and Barber, and some original works. Refreshments follow. Free; $5 donation suggested to benefit the Pioneer Valley Regional School Young Musicians’ Fund. Established in 2012, the PVRS Young Musicians’ Fund aims to encourage and support students graduating from PVRS and intending to pursue the study of music.
KEVIN PARRY plays solo acoustic guitar and mandolin at Pizzapalooza, 19 South Main ST., Wilmington, Vt. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Free. 802-464-7702, www.kevinparrymusic.com.
WISTARIA CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY presents “Virtuosi of the Heart.” Irina Bazik, piano, and Junko Watanabe, soprano in music by Viardot-Carcia, Chopin and Rachmaninoff. 7:30 p.m. the Pushkin Gallery, 4 Federal St., Greenfield. $20 at the door. For reservations, visit theartsblock.com or call 634-5716.
“THE CELLARS & CAVE TOUR OF HEATH” presented by the Heath Agricultural Society. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the Community Hall, 1 East Main St., Heath. Come tour the root and cider cellars of Heath, visit a cheese cave too. If you have thought about putting food away or making your own cider and want to see first-hand what a variety of cellars look, like, this is the tour for you. Learn about what has worked and what hasn’t from local Heathans. The tour will conclude with a potluck lunch where attendees can share thoughts and ideas and ask questions of the tour hosts. All food provided by Heath Agricultural Society members. Tour schedule: 9:15, The Benson Place, root cellar; 10, Bourke Shire Farm, cider cellar; 10:45, Andy/Sue Draxler, root cellar; 11:30, Doug/Nina Mason, cider cellar; 12:15 p.m., Sheila/Budge Litchfield, cheese cave; 1, meet back at Community Hall for lunch. Agricultural Society members will offer shuttle service to all tour sites. Attendees can also choose to follow in their own vehicles. Suggested donation: $5 per person; $10 family. No one turned away. All proceeds go to support the Heath Agriculture Society. RSVP by Friday at noon to Jessica Van Steensburg at 339-4904 or email@example.com.
THE HAPPIER VALLEY COMEDY SHOW presents Face Off from ImprovBoston, winner of Best of Boston 2012 for Best Improve Troupe. 8 to 9:30 p.m. Arts Block Cafe, first floor, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Also, Pioneer Valley favorites the Ha-Ha’s will wow and delight with their totally improvised, never-before seen show, say promoters. Rated PG-13. Handicapped accessible. Tickets $13 at the door; $10 in advanced online at www.theartsblock.com.
NORTHFIELD MOUNTAIN RECREATION & ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER, Route 10, Northfield. “Tracking Fairies (and Other things)” 2 to 4 p.m. Join staff for an afternoon of books, woods adventuring and cocoa. Fairy lovers will begin in the Yurt with Ammi-Joan Paquettes’s “the Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies,” and then head to the woods to discover special places that sprites might enjoy. Participants will also learn what other creatures are out and about by investigating animal tracks and sign found along the way. Building fairy houses and returning to the Yurt for cocoa. If Northfield Mountain is open for skiing, participants will wear snowshoes. Event is free; $16 per family for snowshoe rentals and appropriate for ages 4 and older. Register by calling 800-859-2960.
OLD DEERFIELD SPRING SAMPLER CRAFT FAIR at the Eastern States Exposition’s
Young Building, West Springfield. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $6, adults; $1, children 6 to 12. Throughout the day: Lace Making Demos by the New England Lace Making Guild;
Thelma Hamilton Designs, No. 37, observe the artist at work on spring and summer themed acrylic paintings; Susan Dwyer Art Works, No. 73, meet this early American life portrait and mural artist as she works;
Henderson Studio, No. 217, watch an oils artist at work on canvas; Shibumi Silk Art, No. 218, allow Patricia DiSantis to engage you in her creative process of scarf making using an ancient technique; Woodward Greenhouses, No. 219, how to build a hypertufa succulent garden. Make and take home with you. Sunday, at 1 p.m., Ukranian eggs. Try your hand at traditional egg decorating with wax and dyes.
QUABBIN’S GOT TALENT returns to the Davis Memorial (behind Unitarian Church in Petersham) at 6:30 p.m. Open to talent of all ages, groups and individuals, in all categories. Children and teens under 16 are automatic winners. Performances will be limited from three to five minutes each. Following an initial judging, three finalists will be chosen and asked to perform one more time to determine top prize winners. Cash and other prizes awarded. Competitors can re-enter the remaining coffeehouses in the series, except for first prize winners who will be excluded from competition but are invited to return to perform. Free; donations accepted. Beverages and snacks available. For more information, contact Genevieve Fraser at 978-544-1872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“AN ARABIAN ADVENTURE,” Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill Road, Putney, Vt. Presented by the Tanglewood Marionettes of Massachusetts. Featuring marionettes and storybook scenery, “An Arabian Adventure” is a swashbuckling tale set in exotic lands, say promoters, who add “A Persian prince is thrown into a dungeon because of his love for a beautiful princess. Facing danger at every turn, the courageous prince uses his wits to escape his prison, defeat the diabolical vizier and save the princess from a tragic fate.” Performances at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. All tickets, $8. Reservations recommended as there are only 60 seats available for each performance. Most shows sell out well before showtime. 802-387-4051 for reservations and more information. The series continues on March 29 with “The Pirate, the Princess and the Pea” by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre and concludes on April 26 with “Kasper, Fritzi and Me” by Ines Zeller-Bass, Shoshi Bass and Jana Zeller.
DOUBLE EDGE THEATRE “Kaddish” and “Total Verruckt!” concludes. See Friday’s listing.
“LEGAL TENDER: Women & the Secret Life of Money,” a play by Christian McEwen based on interviews with more than 50 women. 3 and 7 p.m. Quaker Meetinghouse, 43 Center St., Northampton. Repeats March 15. Tickets $10 and $20 available at Broadside Bookshop, Main Street, Northampton. Cash or check. www.christianmcewen.com, facebook.com/legaltendermoneyplay.
“LEGALLY BLONDE” continues. See Friday’s listing.
TANYA O’DEBRA’S RADIO STAR at the Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton.8 p.m. Billed as “filthy, filthy, dirty 1940s radio detective spoof,” “Radio Star” is a one-woman play written and performed by Brooklyn-based, Boston born, self proclaimed funny woman Tonya O’Debra. Taking its inspiration from pulp magazines and film noir, it offers a parodic take on the detective radio serial genre. Mary Witt and The O-Tones Duo and Boston’s Rogue Burlesque open. $15 general admission, plus box office fees. Adult content. For ticket information go to www.academyofmusictheatre.com.
“THE WIZARD OF OZ” continues, see Friday’s listing.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Watch all your sports action today at BTU on 14 TVs with NASCAR from Las Vegas, PGA from Florida in the afternoon and then at 5 p.m. Bruins vs Panthers and at 7 p.m. Celtics vs. Pistons and college basketball. 863-2882.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: 8 to 10:30 p.m. Crow’s Rebellion. Steve Crow, electric guitar, vocal, Peter Kim, bass, and Joe Fitapatrick, drums. Warped Americana. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 8:30 p.m. Shannon McNally. Valentina Duracinsky opens. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: TNT Karaoke. 9 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Florida at 5 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs with Kathy in the Sports Bar opening at noon, and Erinn downstairs in the Tavern. 773-8313.
ANNUAL JAZZ SHOWCASE CONCERT at Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass-Amherst. 2 p.m. Spotlighting five decades of alumni performing in big bands, vocal jazz ensembles and more. Free.
THE JUPITER STRING QUARTET presents music by Ludwig van Beethoven and Bela Bartok. 4 p.m. Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall, Smith College, Northampton. In advance: $28 adults, $5 students under 18, $10 for accompanying adults and students 18 and over. At the door: $32, $5 students under 18, $10 accompanying adults and students 18 and over. Handicapped accessible. To order tickets, call 774-4200, www.musicindeerfield.corg.
MAI HERNON & CELTIC FONT: Traditional Irish singing meets the heartland of America. 7 p.m. Hooker-Dunham theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. $15 at the door. 802-254-9276.
OLD DEERFIELD SPRING SAMPLER CRAFT FAIR concludes, see Saturday’s listing.
“THE WIZARD OF OZ” concludes, see Friday’s listing.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Catch all the NCAA conference tournament championship games on 14 HDTVs. Win Bud Light Only in March hats and shirts with Bud Light purchases. 863-2882.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Nick’s Sweet 80s Movie: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” 9 p.m. Free. 863-2866.
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.
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Sunshine Story Time, 10 a.m. Kay Lyons brings a blend of read-aloud, sing-along, play-along fun to families with young children. There’s half an hour of story time and a few minutes of visiting and play time for active young children made possible by funding from the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library. ∎ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. 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 of Writers Lunch. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details. ∎ 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.
FACULTY PIANO RECITAL at 8 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass-Amherst. UMass Music & Dance Department Professor Gilles Vonsattel, piano. Music by Beethoven, Frederic Rzewski. $3 UMass students, $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general public. Free for UMass music majors and minors. 545-2511, fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.
MUSIC APPRECIATION MONTHLY at Brattleboro Music Center, 38 Walnut St., Brattleboro, Vt. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Music and discussion gatherings on the second Monday of the month. Featuring pianist Hugh Keelan, and the music of Debussy and Wagner. $5 suggested. Open to all.
AMHERST SURVIVAL CENTER hosts the annual Empty Bowls event. 4 to 8 p.m. The Pub, Amherst. Guests select a unique, handcrafted bowl made by a local artist and dine on soups, bread and salad donated by area restaurants. The bowl is theirs to keep. Tickets $30 advance, online at www.amherstsurvival.org or in person at Hastings and The Pub in Amherst, or $35 at the door.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer purchased. Celtics vs. Pacers at 7 p.m. plus college basketball conference championship games on 14 HDTVs with Bud Light Only in March prizes to win. 863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 10 p.m. Latin Night. No cover. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St, Turners Falls: Nora and Martha’s Open Microphone. 8 p.m. 7:30 sign ups. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
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.” Finale party today. 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.
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.
DENISE KIERNAN, author of “The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II.” Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. Book signing and release. 7 p.m. “Drawing on the voices of the women who lived it — women who are now in their 80s and 90s — ‘The Girls of Atomic City’ rescues a remarkable, forgotten chapter of American history from obscurity,” say promoters, who add that it was hailed by media outlets as “fascinating” and “a phenomenal story.” It hit The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times Best Seller lists, was an NPR and IndieBound bestseller and made Amazon’s Top 100 Best Books of 2013.
WIND ENSEMBLE IN CONCERT. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass-Amherst. 8 p.m. Music & Dance Dept. Wind Ensemble performs under conductor Megan Cooney. Music by Mozart, William Walton, Vincent Persichetti and Karel Husa. $3 UMass students; $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general public; free for UMass music majors and minors. 545-2511, fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.
FOSTERING ART & CULTURE PROJECT and Western Mass. EDC Creative Networking Buzz event this month will be Plug Into .. The Creative Valley. 6 to 8 p.m. Great Falls Harvest, 50 Third St., Turners Falls. Creative businesses: An evening of networking and creative conversation. Find out who else works around here and what they do. Explore opportunities to buy local, connect and network with other entrepreneurs, featuring free beer tasting provided by the BBC. Bring any company information or event materials to share. Free. www.facebook.com/plugintothecreativevalley.
CREATIVE DRAMA AND MOVEMENT SERIES at the Brick House, Turners Falls. Want to dance away the winter blues or try something new? Free drama games and creative movement workshops. All youth ages 13 and up welcome. Every Tuesday, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., through April 15, people will explore identity and community through drama, games and movement. This series welcomes youth who have little or no experience and also invites more experienced practitioners to take an active role. For questions and registration, contact Kaia Jackson at 413-774-5558, ext. 1004.
“NATIVE BEE HABITAT CREATION,” a talk by Tom Sullivan about native pollinator habitat creation and protective strategies. Leyden Town Hall, 16 West Leyden Road, Leyden. 6:30 p.m. Free. This talk includes the bees, their nesting and flower preferences, implications from a recent Vermont citizen science bumble bee survey, the threats, and what can be done to reverse the trend of native pollinator loss.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke in the Sports Bar hosted by Dirty Johnny from 9 p.m. until midnight with no cover. Knicks vs. Celtics at 7 p.m., Bruins vs. Canadiens at 7:30 p.m. and college basketball conference tournament games on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 8:30 p.m. Cornmeal. The Motherpluckers. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: 8 p.m. Shout Lulu. Southern string band. Free. www.iheg.com.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Montreal at 7:30 p.m. 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. Sign up for complimentary prizes and giveaways. 413-773-8313.
AFRICAN DANCE VERMONT presents West African dance class for all. 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Brattleboro Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. Elhadji Mamadou “Pape” Ba is master drummer and dancer from Senegal, West Africa, and is instructor. Sliding scale $12 - $15. 802-258-6475, www.africandancevt.com.
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 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.
NEW SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY, New Salem. Reading Aloud for Grown-Ups featuring readers Karen Idoine and Penny Kines. 7:30 pm. Free coffee and tea; baked items for sale. Join in the pleasure of having a story read aloud. Snow date the following Wednesday.
UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT: Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass, Amherst. 8 p.m. Music and Dance Dept., University Orchestra, Tian Hui Ng, conductor. Music by Janacek, Haydn, Stravinsky, Mozart and Copland. Free for UMass students; $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general; free for UMass music majors and minors. 545-2511, fac.umass.edu/musicanddance..