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A&E Calendar: April 24-30

  • Recorder file photo/Beth Reynolds<br/>Turners Falls is ready to celebrate! <br/>The folks in Turners Falls are still understandably relieved at the reopening of the Gill-Montague Bridge and this Thursday will celebrate with Troll Fest, which will include a variety of art exhibitions, presentations and performances centered around the theme of trolls and bridges. The festival, which will be in the downtown area, runs from 5 to 9 p.m. See “Potpourri.” Pictured in this file photo: bridge worker Irineu Wuitik, who is from New Jersey, celebrates with Anne Jemas of Turners Falls during an impromptu parade after the bridge reopened to two-way traffic.

    Recorder file photo/Beth Reynolds
    Turners Falls is ready to celebrate!
    The folks in Turners Falls are still understandably relieved at the reopening of the Gill-Montague Bridge and this Thursday will celebrate with Troll Fest, which will include a variety of art exhibitions, presentations and performances centered around the theme of trolls and bridges. The festival, which will be in the downtown area, runs from 5 to 9 p.m. See “Potpourri.” Pictured in this file photo: bridge worker Irineu Wuitik, who is from New Jersey, celebrates with Anne Jemas of Turners Falls during an impromptu parade after the bridge reopened to two-way traffic.

  • Submitted photo<br/>Pioneer Consort in Wendell Saturday<br/>The Pioneer Consort  — which explores unique and colorful arrangements of traditional classical repertoire, Brazilian Choro, Classical Mandolin music, folk, jazz and original compositions — performs at the Full Moon Coffeehouse Saturday. See “Coffeehouses.”

    Submitted photo
    Pioneer Consort in Wendell Saturday
    The Pioneer Consort — which explores unique and colorful arrangements of traditional classical repertoire, Brazilian Choro, Classical Mandolin music, folk, jazz and original compositions — performs at the Full Moon Coffeehouse Saturday. See “Coffeehouses.”

  • THE ARTSALON goes to Deerfield: Deerfield Arts Bank, 3 Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Presenta-tions at 7 p.m. The ArtSalon is a dynamic social evening of engaging presentations by established and emerging artists in the Pioneer Valley. Presenting artists include Tim Trelease, Edward Maeder, Samuel Rowlett, Barbara Milot and Tim de Christopher, whose work is pictured here. The ArtSalon provides an opportunity for artists and designers of all mediums to present their work and ideas in a format called Pecha Kucha of 20 slides at 20 seconds each. Meet and join the artists, creators, critics and collectors in a friendly, social gathering of conversations about the arts in the community. $5 suggested donation. www.theartsalon.com or valleyartsalon@gmail.com.<br/>

    THE ARTSALON goes to Deerfield: Deerfield Arts Bank, 3 Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Presenta-tions at 7 p.m. The ArtSalon is a dynamic social evening of engaging presentations by established and emerging artists in the Pioneer Valley. Presenting artists include Tim Trelease, Edward Maeder, Samuel Rowlett, Barbara Milot and Tim de Christopher, whose work is pictured here. The ArtSalon provides an opportunity for artists and designers of all mediums to present their work and ideas in a format called Pecha Kucha of 20 slides at 20 seconds each. Meet and join the artists, creators, critics and collectors in a friendly, social gathering of conversations about the arts in the community. $5 suggested donation. www.theartsalon.com or valleyartsalon@gmail.com.

  • Submitted photo<br/>Fire Pond — Douglas Reid and Eveline MacDougall —  will perform Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m.

    Submitted photo
    Fire Pond — Douglas Reid and Eveline MacDougall — will perform Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m.

  • “A CAVE STORY” presented by Greenfield Community College. Thursday, 7 p.m. Continues Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. There will be 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and on April 19. The play follows the lives and interactions of a tribe of cave dwellers. Through their behavior and dialogue, a complex mixture of humor, drama and horror are revealed. This is not a play for children. It examines perception, role identity, and perseverance of the human condition. There will be a talk back with the playwright, director, cast and crew on Saturday following the 7 p.m. show. Seating limited. For reservations, call 775-1847 or go to www.gcc.mass.edu/theater/2014/02/11/a-cave-story-cast-crew.<br/>

    “A CAVE STORY” presented by Greenfield Community College. Thursday, 7 p.m. Continues Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. There will be 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and on April 19. The play follows the lives and interactions of a tribe of cave dwellers. Through their behavior and dialogue, a complex mixture of humor, drama and horror are revealed. This is not a play for children. It examines perception, role identity, and perseverance of the human condition. There will be a talk back with the playwright, director, cast and crew on Saturday following the 7 p.m. show. Seating limited. For reservations, call 775-1847 or go to www.gcc.mass.edu/theater/2014/02/11/a-cave-story-cast-crew.

  • Local blues diva Janet Ryan is among the talent lined up for this weekend’s Riverside Blues & BBQ Festival in Greenfield.

    Local blues diva Janet Ryan is among the talent lined up for this weekend’s Riverside Blues & BBQ Festival in Greenfield.

  • MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. Jim Matus and Doug Raneri. Friday, 8 p.m. Matus (laoutar) is a composer, band leader and arranger specializing in progressive world fusion, jazz Mawwal and Impulse Ensemble. Raneri (percussion) merges rhythms and sounds from a wide array of cultures and genres.  $10. 367-9206, www.montaguebookmill.com.<br/>

    MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. Jim Matus and Doug Raneri. Friday, 8 p.m. Matus (laoutar) is a composer, band leader and arranger specializing in progressive world fusion, jazz Mawwal and Impulse Ensemble. Raneri (percussion) merges rhythms and sounds from a wide array of cultures and genres. $10. 367-9206, www.montaguebookmill.com.

  • “WOLF! Trial of the Big Bad Wolf.” A New Renaissance Players Production. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Continues Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. New Renaissance Players present its first unscripted production. This show places the audience in the middle of the big bad wolf’s trial for destroying the homes of two little pigs (destruction of private property) stealing little red riding hood’s pic-i-nic basket of goodies (larceny) and terrorizing grandma riding hood (breaking and entering during the day time, assault, impersonating a grand mother). The attorneys are ready, the witnesses have been subpoenaed and the judge is from Wisconsin or someplace like that. The case will be argued before the jurors (the audience) and, during each performance, the jury will decide the fate of Big Bad Wolf. A fresh spin on a fairy tale with humor, imagination and energy.<br/>

    “WOLF! Trial of the Big Bad Wolf.” A New Renaissance Players Production. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Continues Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. New Renaissance Players present its first unscripted production. This show places the audience in the middle of the big bad wolf’s trial for destroying the homes of two little pigs (destruction of private property) stealing little red riding hood’s pic-i-nic basket of goodies (larceny) and terrorizing grandma riding hood (breaking and entering during the day time, assault, impersonating a grand mother). The attorneys are ready, the witnesses have been subpoenaed and the judge is from Wisconsin or someplace like that. The case will be argued before the jurors (the audience) and, during each performance, the jury will decide the fate of Big Bad Wolf. A fresh spin on a fairy tale with humor, imagination and energy.

  • ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Monday<br/>World-class puppet theater comes to The Academy of Music in Northampton Monday with a National Marionette Theatre production of “Beauty and the Beast.” National Marionette Theatre is one of the oldest continually running touring marionette theaters in the United States. This show is appropriate for family audiences age 4 years and up.  <br/>See “Potpourri.”

    ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Monday
    World-class puppet theater comes to The Academy of Music in Northampton Monday with a National Marionette Theatre production of “Beauty and the Beast.” National Marionette Theatre is one of the oldest continually running touring marionette theaters in the United States. This show is appropriate for family audiences age 4 years and up.
    See “Potpourri.”

  • Recorder file photo/Beth Reynolds<br/>Turners Falls is ready to celebrate! <br/>The folks in Turners Falls are still understandably relieved at the reopening of the Gill-Montague Bridge and this Thursday will celebrate with Troll Fest, which will include a variety of art exhibitions, presentations and performances centered around the theme of trolls and bridges. The festival, which will be in the downtown area, runs from 5 to 9 p.m. See “Potpourri.” Pictured in this file photo: bridge worker Irineu Wuitik, who is from New Jersey, celebrates with Anne Jemas of Turners Falls during an impromptu parade after the bridge reopened to two-way traffic.
  • Submitted photo<br/>Pioneer Consort in Wendell Saturday<br/>The Pioneer Consort  — which explores unique and colorful arrangements of traditional classical repertoire, Brazilian Choro, Classical Mandolin music, folk, jazz and original compositions — performs at the Full Moon Coffeehouse Saturday. See “Coffeehouses.”
  • THE ARTSALON goes to Deerfield: Deerfield Arts Bank, 3 Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Presenta-tions at 7 p.m. The ArtSalon is a dynamic social evening of engaging presentations by established and emerging artists in the Pioneer Valley. Presenting artists include Tim Trelease, Edward Maeder, Samuel Rowlett, Barbara Milot and Tim de Christopher, whose work is pictured here. The ArtSalon provides an opportunity for artists and designers of all mediums to present their work and ideas in a format called Pecha Kucha of 20 slides at 20 seconds each. Meet and join the artists, creators, critics and collectors in a friendly, social gathering of conversations about the arts in the community. $5 suggested donation. www.theartsalon.com or valleyartsalon@gmail.com.<br/>
  • Submitted photo<br/>Fire Pond — Douglas Reid and Eveline MacDougall —  will perform Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m.
  • “A CAVE STORY” presented by Greenfield Community College. Thursday, 7 p.m. Continues Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. There will be 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and on April 19. The play follows the lives and interactions of a tribe of cave dwellers. Through their behavior and dialogue, a complex mixture of humor, drama and horror are revealed. This is not a play for children. It examines perception, role identity, and perseverance of the human condition. There will be a talk back with the playwright, director, cast and crew on Saturday following the 7 p.m. show. Seating limited. For reservations, call 775-1847 or go to www.gcc.mass.edu/theater/2014/02/11/a-cave-story-cast-crew.<br/>
  • Local blues diva Janet Ryan is among the talent lined up for this weekend’s Riverside Blues & BBQ Festival in Greenfield.
  • MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. Jim Matus and Doug Raneri. Friday, 8 p.m. Matus (laoutar) is a composer, band leader and arranger specializing in progressive world fusion, jazz Mawwal and Impulse Ensemble. Raneri (percussion) merges rhythms and sounds from a wide array of cultures and genres.  $10. 367-9206, www.montaguebookmill.com.<br/>
  • “WOLF! Trial of the Big Bad Wolf.” A New Renaissance Players Production. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Continues Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. New Renaissance Players present its first unscripted production. This show places the audience in the middle of the big bad wolf’s trial for destroying the homes of two little pigs (destruction of private property) stealing little red riding hood’s pic-i-nic basket of goodies (larceny) and terrorizing grandma riding hood (breaking and entering during the day time, assault, impersonating a grand mother). The attorneys are ready, the witnesses have been subpoenaed and the judge is from Wisconsin or someplace like that. The case will be argued before the jurors (the audience) and, during each performance, the jury will decide the fate of Big Bad Wolf. A fresh spin on a fairy tale with humor, imagination and energy.<br/>
  • ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Monday<br/>World-class puppet theater comes to The Academy of Music in Northampton Monday with a National Marionette Theatre production of “Beauty and the Beast.” National Marionette Theatre is one of the oldest continually running touring marionette theaters in the United States. This show is appropriate for family audiences age 4 years and up.  <br/>See “Potpourri.”

Thursday 17

Libraries

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. National Library Week Programming: 10 a.m., create crafts from old books with Marjorie and Hannah. 3:30 p.m., kids’ craft with Lori Gordon. Weaving paper baskets.

Music

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.

MAGIC TRIANGLE JAZZ SERIES concludes its 25th season. 8:30 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass-Amherst. The ensemble will perform “A Trumpet in the Morning,” Ehrlich’s celebrated new recording. Tickets $12 general public; $7 students. 800-999-UMAS.

UMASS DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC and Dance Wind Ensemble in concert. 8 p.m. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass-Amherst. Allyss Haecker, soprano, and Aruthur Haecker, conductor and trombonist, are guest artists. $3 UMass students; $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general public. Free for UMass music majors and minors. 545-2511, fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.

Potpourri

THE ARTSALON goes to Deerfield: Deerfield Arts Bank, 3 Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield. Refresh-ments at 6:30 p.m. Presenta-tions at 7 p.m. The ArtSalon is a dynamic social evening of engaging presentations by established and emerging artists in the Pioneer Valley. Presenting artists include Tim Trelease, Edward Maeder, Samuel Rowlett, Barbara Milot and Tim de Christopher, whose work is pictured here. The ArtSalon provides an opportunity for artists and designers of all mediums to present their work and ideas in a format called Pecha Kucha of 20 slides at 20 seconds each. Meet and join the artists, creators, critics and collectors in a friendly, social gathering of conversations about the arts in the community. $5 suggested donation. www.theartsalon.com or valleyartsalon@gmail.com.

DISNEY ON ICE presents “Princesses & Heroes!” at MassMutual Center, Springfield. The magic of Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Auora and Snow White. Produced by Feld Entertainment. 7 p.m. Repeats Friday at 3 and 7 p.m.; Saturday at 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday 20 at 3 p.m. Tickets $25 to $62. Opening night tickets start at $15. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls: “Evolution of the Turners Falls-Gill Bridge: A Pictorial Presentation by local historian Ed Gregory. 7 to 8 p.m. As part of the Turners Falls Third Thursday event (See Troll Fest under ‘Potpourri.”) Gregory will offer a pictorial presentation of the bridge through the many years of its existence. 863-3221, www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org.

HEALING THROUGH JUSTICE: (Editor’s note: The starting time was missing from a previous version of this calendar) 7 to 8:30 p.m. Unity in the Pioneer Valley, 6 Arch St., Greenfield. Music by Fire Pond and the Amandla Chorus. Dramatic readings by Suzy Polucci and Eveline MacDougall. Three women: dead. Their killer walked free for 50 years. Mary Rose will travel from Greenfield to Lake Charles, La., to attend the trial of the man suspected of taking the life of her daughter, Annette, and two other women. The community is rallying to support Rose on her journey. An evening of music, reflections, dramatic readings of Annete’s poetry and more. Suggested donation $12 to $20. All proceeds go to NELCWIT’s “Devorah’s Door to Safety” Fund which will finance Rose’s travel expenses. The fund helps meet the safety needs of battered women.

THE SENIOR SYMPOSIA PROGRAM at Greenfield Community College Downtown Center, 270 Main St., Greenfield. 2 to 4 p.m. Traprock Center for Peace and Justice Director H. Patricia Hynes presents “Vientam: An Unfinished War.” Hynes, who has long had an interest in the impact of militarism on the environment, recently traveled to Vietnam to see firsthand the consequences of America’s use of chemical warfare. $10. Financial assistance available by pre-registration only. 775-1661, www.gcc.mass.edu/community_education. Conclusion of the Spring 2014 semester.

TROLL FEST: a celebration of the Turners Falls-Gill Bridge. 5 to 9 p.m. A variety of art exhibitions, presentations and performances centered around the theme of trolls and bridges and scheduled throughout downtown Turners Falls. ∎ The Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, will host a photography exhibition and talk by Ed Gregory, “The Evolution of the Turners Falls-Gill Bridge,” at 7 p.m. ∎ 36 Third Street Studios will exhibit “Trolls: An Anatomical Creep Show” by painter Patrick MacNab. ∎ “TROMP!,” an international collection of troll videos, will loop at The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A. ∎ “Basement Suite,” a video installation, will be on view at 104 Avenue A. Organizers tell us this collaborative project brings together local artists, lighting designers, puppeteers, musicians and filmmakers. Filmed at St. Anne’s Church with special support from John Anctil and Fast Lights. Directed by Suzanne LoManto. Music by Daniel Hales and performed by The Ambiguities. Additional video by Jonathan Butler. ∎ Open Mic at The Brick House Community Center, 24 Third St. All ages. Sign up at 6 p.m., open mic starts at 6:30 p.m. ∎ FunkShun and Nina’s Nook, kids’ crafts, Red Caps and Troll House Cookies. Meet Towering Trolls and Kid around with Nanny Goats and their Babies. ∎ Live music at The Rendezvous, 78 Third St., The Ambiguities and Bourquensweeno start at 8:30 p.m. They will be followed by a screening of the classic movie, “Troll 2.” free. www.turnersfallsriverculture.org/

Theater

“A CAVE STORY” presented by Greenfield Community College. 7 p.m. Continues Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. There will be 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and on April 19. The play follows the lives and interactions of a tribe of cave dwellers. Through their behavior and dialogue, a complex mixture of humor, drama and horror are revealed. This is not a play for children. It examines perception, role identity, and perseverance of the human condition. There will be a talk back with the playwright, director, cast and crew on Saturday following the 7 p.m. show. Seating limited. For reservations, call 775-1847 or go to www.gcc.mass.edu/theater/2014/02/11/a-cave-story-cast-crew.

“NEXT TO NORMAL” musical drama presented at Majestic Theater in West Springfield. 7:30 p.m. The play, by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, is a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning show about a seemingly typical suburban American family — Diana and Dan Goodman and their teenage daughter, Natalie — who face great challenges because of Diane’s bipolar disorder and how it affects their lives. Tickets $23 to $29. For tickets, call 747-7797. Through June 1.

Friday 18

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.

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 Wi-Fi and a quiet workspace space to work. ∎ National Library Week Programming: 6:30 p.m. Get ready for the next “Experience the Book” party in May by joining a Friday Night Film at the library.

Literary

THIRD FRIDAY OPEN PROSE and Poetry Reading. 7 p.m. Arms Library, Bridge and Main streets, Shelburne Falls. Free. Arrive before 7 p.m. to sign up for a five-minute open mic slot; one 10-minute slot is available. Listeners welcome. Refreshments. Handicapped accessible from downstairs. 625-0306.

Music

ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: 8 p.m. Janet Ryan and Straight Up. Ryan is a well-known blues performer based out of Western Mass. She blends the wailing voice of the blues with a unique soulful sound that takes her music to another level. Janet grabs hold of a room and makes the audience hers — her stage presence is invigorating and captivating. $7/$10. 774-1050, www.theartsblock.com.

MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. Jim Matus and Doug Raneri. 8 p.m. Matus (laoutar) is a composer, band leader and arranger specializing in progressive world fusion, jazz Mawwal and Impulse Ensemble. Raneri (percussion) merges rhythms and sounds from a wide array of cultures and genres. $10. 367-9206, www.montaguebookmill.com.

MUSIC AT AMHERST CHAMBER SERIES presents the Ying Quartet in concert. Classical chamber music. 8 p.m. Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center, Amherst College. $28 general public, $22 seniors, $12 students. 542-2195, amherst.universitytickets.com.

THE PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton: Carrie Ferguson with Jim and Ruby Henry. 8 p.m. $12. 665-4036.

PIERRE BENSUSAN, French-Algerian acoustic guitarist, singer and composer in concert. 7:30 p.m. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. If World Music pays tribute to the spirit of a collection of human beings through distinct rhythms, traditional instruments and harmonic colors, Bensusan can be recognized as one of the most eloquent and diverse world musicians of our time, say promoters. $20 advance, $22 at the door. 802-387-0102, www.nextstagearts.org.

Potpourri

DISNEY ON ICE continues at 3 and 7 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Theater

“A CAVE STORY” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“IPHIGENIA AND OTHER DAUGHTERS,” new adaptation of a familiar tale, presented by Smith College. 8 p.m. Theatre 14, Smith College, Northampton. Continues Saturday and April 24, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. The four children of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra — Iphigenia, Chrysothemis, Electra and their lost brother, Orestes — struggle to bear the burden of their family’s unrelenting quest for justice. Tickets $8 adults, $5 students/seniors, $3 Smith students with ID. All Tickets $1 today, opening day. 585-2787.

“MIDDLETOWN” presented by New England Youth Theatre’s senior company. Inspired by, and sometimes parodying, Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” it explores the intersecting lives of small town residents and the strange beauty of life while searching for the tiniest shred of certainty and consistency. 7 p.m. 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. Continues Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 students. Tickets available at www.neyt.org or 802-246-6398.

“NEXT TO NORMAL” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“WOLF! Trial of the Big Bad Wolf.” A New Renaissance Players Production. 7:30 p.m. Continues Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. New Renaissance Players present its first unscripted production. This show places the audience in the middle of the big bad wolf’s trial for destroying the homes of two little pigs (destruction of private property) stealing little red riding hood’s pic-i-nic basket of goodies (larceny) and terrorizing grandma riding hood (breaking and entering during the day time, assault, impersonating a grand mother). The attorneys are ready, the witnesses have been subpoenaed and the judge is from Wisconsin or someplace like that. The case will be argued before the jurors (the audience) and, during each performance, the jury will decide the fate of Big Bad Wolf. A fresh spin on a fairy tale with humor, imagination and energy.

Saturday 19

Coffeehouses

WENDELL FULL MOON COFFEEHOUSE, in Old Town Hall, on the Common in the center of Wendell. Pioneer Consort. Open mic at 7:30 p.m., main act at 8 p.m. “Somehow, tango and Django, jazz and rag, Mozart, Bach and Bossa Nova all coalesce into a mutually admiring, mad-teaparty of plucked, picked, struck, blown and bowed sounds completely at home with one another,” say promoters, citing a reviewer. Sliding scale, $7 to $15. 978-544-5557. Partial proceeds to benefit the Shutesbury Education Foundation. Also, the Valley’s only Dessert-O-Rama. For Open Mic sign-up, directions and further information, www.wendellfullmoon.org.

Dance

GUIDING STAR GRANGE, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield: Contra Prom. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Music and calling by Swallowtail. Festive dress encouraged. No partner needed. $12, $10 students and seniors. Photos downstairs and dessert potluck. www.friendsofgreenfielddance.org.

MONADNOCK TRI-STATE DANCE at Elmm Community Center, Durkee St., Winchester, N.H. 7 to 11 p.m. Music by Rachel and Western Partners.

SQUARE DANCE at the Chesterfield Community Center, 400 Main Road, Chesterfield. 7 to 10 p.m. Music by the Fall Town String Band with catchy calls by bob Livingston. Raffles, refreshments. $8 donation.

Library

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: National Library Week Programming. 11 a.m. Barry Dietz presents “Books into Music into Books.” How romantic music and romantic poetry are connected, and how writers inspire composers and composer inspire writers. 772-1544, www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org.

Music

CALVIN THEATER, 19 King St., Northampton: 8 p.m. Jesse Cook, award winning guitar phenomenon. $25, $35. www.iheg.com.

CHRISTINE OHLMAN (aka “The Beehive Queen”) and current, long-time vocalist with the Saturday Night Live Band, and Rebel Montez, in concert. 7:30 p.m. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. 16 general, $18 at the door. 802-387-0102, www.nextstagearts.org.

MADISON ON THE AVENUE, 102 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 6 to 9 p.m. Music of Bruce King performing an eclectic mix of tunes written by western Massachusetts songwriters. Caleb Wetherbee, acoustic, finger-style guitarist and singer, and Orlen & Gabriel. Special guests Rick King and Dennis Avery. Free.

MEMORIAL CONCERT to pay tribute to Howard Brofsky. 8 p.m. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222, Brattleboro, Vt. The tribute will include performances by Brofsky’s close musical colleagues and family. Performers include New York-based musicians Jay Clayton, Cordelia Tapping, voice, Alex Brofsky, horn, Tim Armacost, saxophones, Ray Gallon, Jorn Swart, piano, Curtis Ostle, bass; local musicians will include Scott Mullett, Sherm Fox, saxophone, Draa Hobbs, guitar, Eugene Uman, piano, George Kaye, bass, Jon Fisher, Claire Arenius, drums. Tickets by donation to support the VJC’s Student Scholarship Fund. www.vtjazz.org, 802-254-9088. See Joseph Marcello’s Encores & Curtain Calls column page D4,

MONTAGUE BOOKMILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. 8 p.m. Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards, a folk duo from Massachusetts whose songs resonate with the familiar traditional melodies. Expect poignant, introspective lyrics and delicate arrangements, say promoters. $5. 367-9206, www.montaguebokmill.com.

THE PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. Ray Bonneville performs. 7 p.m. $15. 665-4036.

Potpourri

ANNUAL POWWOW in Curry Hicks Cage at UMass-Amherst. Native American music, dance and culture will be the focus. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Native American drum groups Urban thunder, Eastern Sons and Rez Dogs; storytelling with Larry “Spotted Cow” Mann, a member of the Nipmuck tribe; intertribal and eastern social songs with Daryl Wixon, a member of the Wampanoag tribute; and Native American artisans offering a variety of handcrafted wares such as beading, leather work, moccasins and jewelry, as well as indigenous food. Free admission.

GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls: 1 to 2 p.m. Watershed Investigators: A Pool Party for Nature; Vernal Pool Exploration. Monthly child-oriented program that focuses on hands on discovery of local nature. Explore different ways to look at the natural world around us. May include crafts, games, stories and exploration. Geared toward grades 2 to 5, but everyone is welcome. Explore seasonal vernal pools and the frogs and salamanders that depend on them.

SPRINGFIELD ARMORY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, One Armory Square, Suite 2, Springfield. Blank firing demonstrations and ranger-led tours of the museum. Visitors can learn about the armory’s historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket and the “Trapdoor” breech-loading rifle. Historic weapons demonstrations at 1 p.m. every other Saturday, weather permitting. Museum Highlight Tours every Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Free. 271-3976, www.facebook.com/sparnhs.

DISNEY ON ICE continues at 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Theater

“A CAVE STORY” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

“IPHIGENIA AND OTHER DAUGHTERS” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“MIDDLETOWN” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

“NEXT TO NORMAL” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“WOLF! TRIAL OF THE BIG BAD WOLF” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

Sunday 20

Potpourri

DISNEY ON ICE concludes at 3 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Monday 21

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: Closed for Patriots day.

Potpourri

“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” performed by the National Marionette Theatre. 10 a.m. Academy of Music Theater, 274 Main St., Northampton. The classic story of a prince who is changed into a hideous beast by an evil enchantment. $7 plus box office fees. Appropriate for family audiences aged 4 and up. 584-9032, ext. 105.

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Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Open for Business. 2 to 5 p.m. ∎ 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. Led by Joannah Whitney 772-1544, ext. 110.

WHATELY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately: Earth Day — Upcycled Journal Making Workshop. 4 to 6 p.m. Hands-on workshop with artist and teacher Christie Hester-Moore. Participants will create their own one-of-a kind journal using upcycled materials such as discarded book sleeves and cardboard cereal boxes. Ages 9 and older. To register, call 665-2170.

Music

UMASS SYMPHONY BAND and Percussion Ensemble in concert. 8 p.m. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass-Amherst. $3 UMass students; $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general public; free for UMass music majors and minors. 545-2511, fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.

Potpourri

“HAWLEY NATURE DAYS” at Kenneth Dubuque Memorial State forest, Hawley. Local children from kindergarten through third grade today and Wednesday; grades four through eight April 24 and 25. Younger children will find their way through “The Quest.” For the older kids, they will be discovering what countries around the world are doing to be environmentally friendly as they participate in the “Hawley Olympics.” Hosted by SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps www.thesca.org.

Speaker

ROBERT BULLARD, often called the father of environmental justice and a leading campaigner against environmental racism, will give the keynote address for the UMass annual Earth Day celebration. 7 p.m. Mahar Auditorium. Free. www.umass.edu/sustainability/events/earth-day-2014.

Theater

“MABEL AND JERRY” a comedy in one act by playwright Steven Henderson. 1 p.m. Gill Montague Senior Center, 62 Fifth St., Turners Falls. Jerry and Mabel are two hysterically comical people with a lust for life, a determination to find excitement, humor and especially love any way they can, say promoters, who add “Think Romeo and Juliet meet Burns and Allen.” With Steve Henderson and Connie Casagrande. Free.

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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.

Libraries

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

CALVIN THEATER, 19 King St., Northampton: 8 p.m. Melissa Etheridge “this is ME Solo” concert tour. $55, $65, $75. www.iheg.com.

MIDWEEK MUSIC, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Hope and Main streets, Greenfield. 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. A donation of $3 to $10 is appreciated, and helps to support future concerts. Today: Moonlight and Morning Star. Blues/jazz duo.

THE PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton: Fishtank Ensemble in concert. 7 p.m. $12, $15 at the door. 665-4036.

SUZZY ROCHE will lead a sing-along of folk standards and popular songs. For the past 40 years, as a soloist and member of The Roches, she has toured the world singing original compositions. 7 to 9 p.m. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. Free.

Potpourri

HAWLEY NATURE DAYS continues. See Tuesday’s listing.

Theater

“NEXT TO NORMAL” continues at 7 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

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