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A&E Calendar: June5 - 11

  • 5J Barrow & Soul Prophet<br/>Promotes for 5J Barrow, the “Earth folk/rock” sextet pictured, tell us that the Deli Magazine’s March Artist of the Month and winners of the Manhattan title in the Battle of the Boroughs (WNYC’s The Greene Space) is preparing to release its first full length album, “From the Dim, Sweet Light” on June 24. When the Brooklyn-based six-piece premiered its second single,  “Wildwood,” Acoustic Guitar Magazine called it a “dense, energetic song (that) draws its sonic inspiration from acts ranging from Avett Brothers and The Civil Wars.” You can listen to the song, indeed, you can find to the entire album, at https://soundcloud.com and catch the band live at Mocha Maya’s Friday. Opener Soul Prophet, who is based locally, tells us he is a songwriter, singer, actor, writer, director whose current projects include performing Americana, blue folk and acoustic pop as Soul Prophet & the Faithless Few. See “Coffeehouses.”

    5J Barrow & Soul Prophet
    Promotes for 5J Barrow, the “Earth folk/rock” sextet pictured, tell us that the Deli Magazine’s March Artist of the Month and winners of the Manhattan title in the Battle of the Boroughs (WNYC’s The Greene Space) is preparing to release its first full length album, “From the Dim, Sweet Light” on June 24. When the Brooklyn-based six-piece premiered its second single, “Wildwood,” Acoustic Guitar Magazine called it a “dense, energetic song (that) draws its sonic inspiration from acts ranging from Avett Brothers and The Civil Wars.” You can listen to the song, indeed, you can find to the entire album, at https://soundcloud.com and catch the band live at Mocha Maya’s Friday. Opener Soul Prophet, who is based locally, tells us he is a songwriter, singer, actor, writer, director whose current projects include performing Americana, blue folk and acoustic pop as Soul Prophet & the Faithless Few. See “Coffeehouses.”

  • Soul Prophet, who is based locally, tells us he is a songwriter, singer, actor, writer, director whose current projects include performing Americana, blue folk and acoustic pop as Soul Prophet & the Faithless Few. See Friday's “Coffeehouses.”

    Soul Prophet, who is based locally, tells us he is a songwriter, singer, actor, writer, director whose current projects include performing Americana, blue folk and acoustic pop as Soul Prophet & the Faithless Few. See Friday's “Coffeehouses.”

  • Swing dancing Friday<br/>Here is a rare chance to get onto a dance floor filled with swing dancers right in Greenfield. Looking for some lessons first? Not a problem, that’s how the evening will start when the Butterfly Swing Band performs at The Arts Block Friday. See “Music.”

    Swing dancing Friday
    Here is a rare chance to get onto a dance floor filled with swing dancers right in Greenfield. Looking for some lessons first? Not a problem, that’s how the evening will start when the Butterfly Swing Band performs at The Arts Block Friday. See “Music.”

  • Metro Graphics<br/>Calling all Coopsters! <br/>The Franklin County Musicians Cooperative is returning to the Greenfield Energy Park to resume its summer concert series on Thursday nights with an in-the-round performance, which means you’ll get to hear a lot of local musicians play a lot of mighty-fine music. See “Music.”

    Metro Graphics
    Calling all Coopsters!
    The Franklin County Musicians Cooperative is returning to the Greenfield Energy Park to resume its summer concert series on Thursday nights with an in-the-round performance, which means you’ll get to hear a lot of local musicians play a lot of mighty-fine music. See “Music.”

  • Submitted photo<br/>PVPA’s Bright Size Life<br/>The Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School in Hadley will be showcasing the talents of its music students Thursday and Friday at the Academy of Music in Northampton. Each concert will be unique and promoters tell us to expect music that ranges from classical to original works, choral, a cappella, jazz, rock, soul and R&B.  See “Music.”

    Submitted photo
    PVPA’s Bright Size Life
    The Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School in Hadley will be showcasing the talents of its music students Thursday and Friday at the Academy of Music in Northampton. Each concert will be unique and promoters tell us to expect music that ranges from classical to original works, choral, a cappella, jazz, rock, soul and R&B. See “Music.”

  • NEW ENGLAND ORIENTEERING CLUB, Northfield Mountain, Saturday, registration 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; staggered starts, 10 a.m. to noon. Open to all ages and experience levels. Fee changes with course difficulty: nonmember individual, $5 to $10; nonmember family, $15 to $30. Navigate through the woods with map and compass. The object is to find a series of checkpoints shown on your map and return to the finish. Each checkpoint, called a control, is marked with an orange and white flag located at a distinct land feature, such as a stream junction or the top of a knoll. Orienteering maps are five-color topographic maps with detailed land features developed especially for the sport. Participants use the map along with their imagination and navigation skills to select the best route to each control. Free instruction available at 10 a.m. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses will be offered. Courses will vary in length from 1 to 5 miles. Wear comfortable clothing and running shoes or hiking boots and bring water and snacks. This is a New England Orienteering Club event with morning courses and mass start: afternoon courses at 1:30 p.m. newenglandorienteering.org<br/>

    NEW ENGLAND ORIENTEERING CLUB, Northfield Mountain, Saturday, registration 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; staggered starts, 10 a.m. to noon. Open to all ages and experience levels. Fee changes with course difficulty: nonmember individual, $5 to $10; nonmember family, $15 to $30. Navigate through the woods with map and compass. The object is to find a series of checkpoints shown on your map and return to the finish. Each checkpoint, called a control, is marked with an orange and white flag located at a distinct land feature, such as a stream junction or the top of a knoll. Orienteering maps are five-color topographic maps with detailed land features developed especially for the sport. Participants use the map along with their imagination and navigation skills to select the best route to each control. Free instruction available at 10 a.m. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses will be offered. Courses will vary in length from 1 to 5 miles. Wear comfortable clothing and running shoes or hiking boots and bring water and snacks. This is a New England Orienteering Club event with morning courses and mass start: afternoon courses at 1:30 p.m. newenglandorienteering.org

  • WORLD MASQUERADE BALL. A benefit for the film “Dates for Coffee.” Stone Church, Main Street, Brattleboro, Vt. Doors open at 7 p.m., ball starts at 8 p.m. Live entertainment, refreshments, dancing and conversation. A master of ceremonies will guide the evening from the cocktail hour through the live entertainment and an auction of masks created by local artists. Suggested donation $18 advance. Reserve tickets at datesforcoffee@gmail.com. $22 suggested donation at the door. Formal attire and mask for admittance. Cash bar. An unmasking will end the evening’s festivities. “Dates for Coffee” was produced and created by a team of local Vermont residents led by Kiera Lewis, a young, Brattleboro, Vt., filmmaker and United Nations civil society coordinator. She shot the film while living and studying in Oman, an Arab Sultanate on the Persian Gulf that borders Saudi Arabia to the north and Yemen to its west. You can see a the trailer on Facebook.

    WORLD MASQUERADE BALL. A benefit for the film “Dates for Coffee.” Stone Church, Main Street, Brattleboro, Vt. Doors open at 7 p.m., ball starts at 8 p.m. Live entertainment, refreshments, dancing and conversation. A master of ceremonies will guide the evening from the cocktail hour through the live entertainment and an auction of masks created by local artists. Suggested donation $18 advance. Reserve tickets at datesforcoffee@gmail.com. $22 suggested donation at the door. Formal attire and mask for admittance. Cash bar. An unmasking will end the evening’s festivities. “Dates for Coffee” was produced and created by a team of local Vermont residents led by Kiera Lewis, a young, Brattleboro, Vt., filmmaker and United Nations civil society coordinator. She shot the film while living and studying in Oman, an Arab Sultanate on the Persian Gulf that borders Saudi Arabia to the north and Yemen to its west. You can see a the trailer on Facebook.

  • Image courtesy of Old Deerfield Productions<br/>Frankenstein’s coming!<br/>Old Deerfield Productions’ new adaptation of “Frankenstein,” starring Lindel Hart of Greenfield as the Creature, will be presented July 17 to 19, and July 24 to 26 in Greenfield’s First National Bank building. But already, it’s reached its $1,500 Kickstarter goal — and then some, with more than three weeks left to go. The funds — $1,800 to date — will help pay for production design that includes video cameras and a video installation, as well as  costume, set, lighting and design and pay for cast members.  Tickets are available at OldDeerfieldProductions.org. As alert readers know, these productions often sell out.

    Image courtesy of Old Deerfield Productions
    Frankenstein’s coming!
    Old Deerfield Productions’ new adaptation of “Frankenstein,” starring Lindel Hart of Greenfield as the Creature, will be presented July 17 to 19, and July 24 to 26 in Greenfield’s First National Bank building. But already, it’s reached its $1,500 Kickstarter goal — and then some, with more than three weeks left to go. The funds — $1,800 to date — will help pay for production design that includes video cameras and a video installation, as well as costume, set, lighting and design and pay for cast members. Tickets are available at OldDeerfieldProductions.org. As alert readers know, these productions often sell out.

  • RALPH NADER, author, environmentalist, consumer advocate and anti- corporate activist, will speak at Buckland-Shelburne Community Center, 53 main St., Shelburne Falls, Saturday, 7 p.m. He will discuss his new book “Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State.” $5 tickets available at Boswell’s Books. For more information, call 325-6680.

    RALPH NADER, author, environmentalist, consumer advocate and anti- corporate activist, will speak at Buckland-Shelburne Community Center, 53 main St., Shelburne Falls, Saturday, 7 p.m. He will discuss his new book “Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State.” $5 tickets available at Boswell’s Books. For more information, call 325-6680.

  • 5J Barrow & Soul Prophet<br/>Promotes for 5J Barrow, the “Earth folk/rock” sextet pictured, tell us that the Deli Magazine’s March Artist of the Month and winners of the Manhattan title in the Battle of the Boroughs (WNYC’s The Greene Space) is preparing to release its first full length album, “From the Dim, Sweet Light” on June 24. When the Brooklyn-based six-piece premiered its second single,  “Wildwood,” Acoustic Guitar Magazine called it a “dense, energetic song (that) draws its sonic inspiration from acts ranging from Avett Brothers and The Civil Wars.” You can listen to the song, indeed, you can find to the entire album, at https://soundcloud.com and catch the band live at Mocha Maya’s Friday. Opener Soul Prophet, who is based locally, tells us he is a songwriter, singer, actor, writer, director whose current projects include performing Americana, blue folk and acoustic pop as Soul Prophet & the Faithless Few. See “Coffeehouses.”
  • Soul Prophet, who is based locally, tells us he is a songwriter, singer, actor, writer, director whose current projects include performing Americana, blue folk and acoustic pop as Soul Prophet & the Faithless Few. See Friday's “Coffeehouses.”
  • Swing dancing Friday<br/>Here is a rare chance to get onto a dance floor filled with swing dancers right in Greenfield. Looking for some lessons first? Not a problem, that’s how the evening will start when the Butterfly Swing Band performs at The Arts Block Friday. See “Music.”
  • Metro Graphics<br/>Calling all Coopsters! <br/>The Franklin County Musicians Cooperative is returning to the Greenfield Energy Park to resume its summer concert series on Thursday nights with an in-the-round performance, which means you’ll get to hear a lot of local musicians play a lot of mighty-fine music. See “Music.”
  • Submitted photo<br/>PVPA’s Bright Size Life<br/>The Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School in Hadley will be showcasing the talents of its music students Thursday and Friday at the Academy of Music in Northampton. Each concert will be unique and promoters tell us to expect music that ranges from classical to original works, choral, a cappella, jazz, rock, soul and R&B.  See “Music.”
  • NEW ENGLAND ORIENTEERING CLUB, Northfield Mountain, Saturday, registration 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; staggered starts, 10 a.m. to noon. Open to all ages and experience levels. Fee changes with course difficulty: nonmember individual, $5 to $10; nonmember family, $15 to $30. Navigate through the woods with map and compass. The object is to find a series of checkpoints shown on your map and return to the finish. Each checkpoint, called a control, is marked with an orange and white flag located at a distinct land feature, such as a stream junction or the top of a knoll. Orienteering maps are five-color topographic maps with detailed land features developed especially for the sport. Participants use the map along with their imagination and navigation skills to select the best route to each control. Free instruction available at 10 a.m. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses will be offered. Courses will vary in length from 1 to 5 miles. Wear comfortable clothing and running shoes or hiking boots and bring water and snacks. This is a New England Orienteering Club event with morning courses and mass start: afternoon courses at 1:30 p.m. newenglandorienteering.org<br/>
  • WORLD MASQUERADE BALL. A benefit for the film “Dates for Coffee.” Stone Church, Main Street, Brattleboro, Vt. Doors open at 7 p.m., ball starts at 8 p.m. Live entertainment, refreshments, dancing and conversation. A master of ceremonies will guide the evening from the cocktail hour through the live entertainment and an auction of masks created by local artists. Suggested donation $18 advance. Reserve tickets at datesforcoffee@gmail.com. $22 suggested donation at the door. Formal attire and mask for admittance. Cash bar. An unmasking will end the evening’s festivities. “Dates for Coffee” was produced and created by a team of local Vermont residents led by Kiera Lewis, a young, Brattleboro, Vt., filmmaker and United Nations civil society coordinator. She shot the film while living and studying in Oman, an Arab Sultanate on the Persian Gulf that borders Saudi Arabia to the north and Yemen to its west. You can see a the trailer on Facebook.
  • Image courtesy of Old Deerfield Productions<br/>Frankenstein’s coming!<br/>Old Deerfield Productions’ new adaptation of “Frankenstein,” starring Lindel Hart of Greenfield as the Creature, will be presented July 17 to 19, and July 24 to 26 in Greenfield’s First National Bank building. But already, it’s reached its $1,500 Kickstarter goal — and then some, with more than three weeks left to go. The funds — $1,800 to date — will help pay for production design that includes video cameras and a video installation, as well as  costume, set, lighting and design and pay for cast members.  Tickets are available at OldDeerfieldProductions.org. As alert readers know, these productions often sell out.
  • RALPH NADER, author, environmentalist, consumer advocate and anti- corporate activist, will speak at Buckland-Shelburne Community Center, 53 main St., Shelburne Falls, Saturday, 7 p.m. He will discuss his new book “Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State.” $5 tickets available at Boswell’s Books. For more information, call 325-6680.

Thursday 29

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.

Music

THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Thursday Night Jazz. Ted Wirt and John Harrison provide Dinner Jazz 5 to 7 p.m. Free. 774-0150.

BRIGHT SIZE LIFE, PVPA’s Music Department Showcase, Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Each night will feature different ensembles. Thursday and Friday, 7 p.m. Advance: adults, $12; senior/militar, $10; students, $6. At the door: adults, $14; seniors/military, $12; students, $8. 413-584-9032 ext.105 (Service fees will apply with purchase) or online, http://academyofmusictheatre.tix.com

COOP CONCERT at The Station, Greenfield Energy Park, 50 Miles St., Greenfield. 6 to 8 p.m. This concert will be performed in the round, which means a variety of Coopsters will take the stage to both kick off the summer concert series and to give listeners a taste of the music to come. Held Thursdays, this series is free but donations are welcome. The park is a short walk downhill from Main Street. Bring something to sit on. This is a family friendly event. www.coopconcerts.org, www.greenfieldrecreation.com.

THE MARINA RESTAURANT, Putney Road, Brattleboro, Vt. 7 to 10 p.m. Kevin Parry hosts open mic every Thursday. Free. Half-price meals for performers. For information and to sign up, call 802-257-7563. www.kevinparrymusic.com.

T SISTERS & CRICKET TELL THE WEATHER perform at the Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 7 p.m. the sisters perform original music influenced by blues, folk, jazz, bluegrass, gospel, country and more. Crickett is rooted in the bluegrass tradition and expands to include rock, pop and chamber ensemble elements. $10. 665-4036.

Potpourri

POP NORTHAMPTON! presented by School for Contemporary Dance and Thought and Northampton Community Arts Trust. 5 to 9 p.m. 33 Hawley St., Northampton. A community building, performance-based celebration of the new dance school and new downtown Northampton art space. Music by Bill O’Haire, dance performances by SCDT affiliates and students. A dance party featuring local producer/DJ Tambo follows, as well as a Northampton Arts Trust talk and tours of the building. $10 donation. For reservations, call 695-1799.

RARE SHEEP BREEDS AND FIBER ARTISTS . 7 to 9 p.m. Sheep & Shawl, Routes 5 & 10 in the Tibetan Plaza, South Deerfield. Shop owner Liz Sorenson will be showing computer slides from her trips to Orkney, Scotland: Primitive, rare-breed seaweed-eating sheep of North Ronaldsay, the mini-mill brought to the island to save the economy, and tapestry and knitwear artists who are thriving in this remote wind-swept area. Woven, knit, and felt textile samples displayed. Free. Refreshments provided. For more information, call 397-3680, www.sheepandshawl.com.

Theater

NEW ENGLAND YOUTH THEATRE, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. The Junior Company presents the musical “A Year with Frog and Toad Kids.” 7 p.m. Continues Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Based on the books by Arnold Lobel. As the winter in Vermont finally melts away, Frog and Toad are coming out of hibernation and hopping onto the NEYT stage. Tickets $5 students, $10 adults, $10 seniors. 802- 246-6398, www.neyt.org.

“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 Diana’s bipolar disorder and how it affects their lives. Tickets $23 to $29. For tickets, call 747-7797. Through June 1.

Friday 30

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 5J Barrow and Soul Prophet. 8 p.m. Americana, blue folk, and acoustic pop. Free, please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

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.

GUIDING STAR GRANGE, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Greenfield Contra Dance. Free beginner session 7 to 8 p.m. Regular dance 8 to 11 p.m. All dances taught by caller Steven Howland. Live music by the all comers band. Come dance, play music, or just sit and listen. Beginner session free. Dance $10 suggested donation. 522-3320, showland@mac.com.

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 space to work.

Music

THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Butterfly Swing Band will host a community night of dancing and swing music. Swing dance lesson by Emily Fox of Dance Northampton and GCC. Hot classic grooves from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Dance lesson at 7 p.m. (free with admission), followed by Butterfly Swing at 8 with an open dance floor. $7 at theartsblock.com or $10 at the door.

BRIGHT SIZE LIFE concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague: 8 p.m. Roger Miller of the legendary rock band Mission of Burma brings his group the Trinary System to the Bookmill. Also performing will be Hampshire College alums Space Word, a trio of avant-garde jazz and improvisations. $10. 367-9206.

THE PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton: John Fulbright. 8 p.m. $15. 923-2800.

THE WINDHAM ORCHESTRA AND PANOPERA present Puccini’s “Tosca.” 7:30 p.m. Latchis Theater, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. “Tosca” tells the brutal truth about what drives us: our passions, and desires. It’s essential Puccini — lurid, ravishing, hugely enjoyable and not to be missed. Repeats Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Latchis, and on June 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Music in Northampton. Brattleboro tickets: general admission pick your own price $10 to $40; premium seating $75. Brattleborotix.com or 802-257-4523. Northampton tickets: general admission $20 all seats. academyofmusictheatre.tix.com or 584-9032 Ext. 105. www.bmcvt.org.

Potpourri

SHELBURNE FALLS FARMERS MARKET opens today. 2 to 6:30 p.m. Baptist Corner Lot, Main and Water streets, Shelburne Falls. Fresh produce, local meat, maple syrup, pickles, jams, jellies, marmalades, jewelry, wood crafts, seated body work, herbal products, mushrooms, fresh baked goods, wool, handwoven items, strawberries, fresh eggs, plant starts flowers, soap, silk screened clothing, children’s activities and more. Third Friday Picnics during market hours. People are asked to bring a picnic dish to share and a chair. Vendors will have fresh salad fixings for sale with free salad dressings offered by the market. Through Oct. 24.

Theater

“A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD KIDS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“NEXT TO NORMAL” continues at 8 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU,” 1937 comedy by Moss Hart and George Kaufman presented by Ashfield Community Theater. 7 p.m. Ashfield Town Hall, 412 Main St., Ashfield. Continues Saturday and June 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. Sweet-hearted comedy about living life now and pursuing your dreams. It revolves around the Sycamore family. Dad is in the basement perfecting fireworks; Mom is busy writing plays; sister Essie makes candies and practices ballet to the music her husband plays on his xylophone. Tickets $12 at the door. Opening night, half price. For reservations and more information go to www.acth.org. See our cover story, Page D1.

“THE WIZARD OF OZ” presented by the ACT Program, an after-school drama program of Gill Elementary School open to students in grades 4 to 6. 7 p.m. Gill Town Hall, Gill. Age 14 and under free; all others $5.

Saturday 31

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Larry Allen Brown, guitarist, with special guest Oakes & Smith, which performs an acoustic mix of folk and pop with voices blending in close harmonies. 8 p.m. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

DOWN COUNTY BALL presented by Berkshire Theatre Group and Down County Social Club. 8 p.m. The Garage in Pittsfield. “full-on dance party” driven by the rhythmic inspiration of BFG and DJ Roth Fitz. Also live multimedia performances by Tree Collage and a live interactive theatrical performance by Heather Fisch featuring the Berkshire Community Youth. $10 advance, $15 day of show. 997-4444, www.berkshiretheatregroup.org.

FIFTH SATURDAY CONTRADANCE, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 8 to 11:30 p.m. Maivish: Jaige Trudel and Adam Broome with special guest Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens. Calling by Steve Zakon-Anderson. $10/$8 students. www.guidingstargrange.org/

MONADNOCK TRI STATE DANCE at Elmm Community Center, Durkee Street, Winchester, N.H. 7 to 11 p.m. Music by Angela West and Showdown.

THE MULTIPLE, a new interdisciplinary dance work by Aretha Aoki. 8 p.m. At A.P.E. Gallery, Main Street, Northampton. It explores the ghostly presence of actual and imagined beings and invites the murmurings of past, present and future into the space of performance. $10. No late seating. Reception follows. For reservations, call 586-5553 or email lisathmpson@apearts.org.

PIONEER VALLEY BALLET, End-of-Year Performance, 2 p.m., Academy of Music, Northampton. This will showcase the work of over 100 ballet and dance students, from beginners through advanced. $10. Children 5 and under free. 413-584-9032 ext.105 (Service fees will apply with purchase) or online at http://academyofmusictheatre.tix.com

Film

“THE GIANT BEHEMOTH” starring Gene Evans, Andre Morell, John Turner and Leigh Madison. 7:30 p.m. Wendell Free Library, Wendell center. Part of the monthly Science Fiction/Fantasy and Horror/Monster movies at the library. For more information, go to www.wendellfreelibrary.org or call 978-544-3559.

Music

THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan joins Samirah Evans to kick off the 2014 season of Ladies in Jazz. 8 p.m. The Claire Arenius Trio will back the singers for the evening’s program, which will consist of solo performances, a few duets and a special performance featuring participants in a workshop Jordan will have conducted the day before. $17 advance at theartsblock.com or by calling 774-0150. Tickets $20 at the door. Doors open at 7. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D5.

HILLTOWN HARMONY, Trinity Church, Severance Street, Shelburne Falls, 3 p.m. This multi-generational chorus led by Shelley Roberts will perform music from the 1940s to the 1960s accompanied by Scott Bailey. The Senior Center of Shelburne Falls African Drumming group “Ageless Waves of Rhythm” will be featured musical guests. Free. 413-625-2502.

MONTAGUE BOOKMILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. The Trinary System; Space World opens. 8 p.m. $10. Roger Miller of the rock band Mission of Burma with his group. Space Word is a trio of avant-garde jazz and improvisations.

THE PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. Mary Gauthier celebrates the release of her new record “Trouble & Love.” 7 p.m. $17 advance, $20 at the door. 923-2800.

ROCK CONCERT, Coffee House at Northfield Unitarian Church, Parker and Main streets, Northfield. 7 to 9 p.m. Two Valley bands: Strawberry Afternoon Jam from Greenfield plays classic rock, folk and blues with playful covers and a jam-orientated experience: Milk Bottle, whose name comes from the iconic milk bottle in Whately Center is a band of Indie rockers who will play their favorite covers and originals. Free-will donation at door benefits the Unitarian Church.

Potpourri

CULTURAL SURVIVAL’S annual Cultural Survival Bazaar. On the Amherst Common, Boltwood Avenue, Amherst. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. A festival of cultural arts and music from around the world. Featuring hand-made crafts, artwork, clothing, jewelry, tribal area rugs and accessories made and sold by Indigenous craftspeople. Repeats Sunday.

GREENFIELD FARMERS MARKET, Court Square and Town Common. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Locally grown and produced farm products and locally made crafts. Vegetable plants, hanging baskets, perennial and annual flower plants, herbs, greens, maple syrup, homemade jams, fresh baked brads, cookies, grass fed lamb, beef, goat and pork, locally raised poultry, sustainable fish via a Bay State Fish Share, kettle corn and more. As the season progresses, there will be a variety of other vegetables and fruit. Every Saturday. www.greenfieldfarmersmarket.com.

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hall Tavern Kitchen. “Bottom of the Barrel.” This month, discover the meaning of “scraping the bottom of the barrel” and learn why people of the past eagerly awaited the first fresh foods of spring. Admission $14 adults, $5 children 6 to 17. Free for children under 6. 775-7214, historic-deerfield.org.

NEW ENGLAND ORIENTEERING CLUB, Northfield Mountain, registration 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; staggered starts, 10 a.m. to noon. Open to all ages and experience levels. Fee changes with course difficulty: nonmember individual, $5 to $10; nonmember family, $15 to $30. Navigate through the woods with map and compass. The object is to find a series of checkpoints shown on your map and return to the finish. Each checkpoint, called a control, is marked with an orange and white flag located at a distinct land feature, such as a stream junction or the top of a knoll. Orienteering maps are five-color topographic maps with detailed land features developed especially for the sport. Participants use the map along with their imagination and navigation skills to select the best route to each control. Free instruction available at 10 a.m. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses will be offered. Courses will vary in length from 1 to 5 miles. Wear comfortable clothing and running shoes or hiking boots and bring water and snacks. This is a New England Orienteering Club event with morning courses and mass start: afternoon courses at 1:30 p.m. newenglandorienteering.org

WORLD MASQUERADE BALL. A benefit for the film “Dates for Coffee.” Stone Church, Main Street, Brattleboro, Vt. Doors open at 7 p.m., ball starts at 8 p.m. Live entertainment, refreshments, dancing and conversation. A master of ceremonies will guide the evening from the cocktail hour through the live entertainment and an auction of masks created by local artists. Suggested donation $18 advance. Reserve tickets at datesforcoffee@gmail.com. $22 suggested donation at the door. Formal attire and mask for admittance. Cash bar. An unmasking will end the evening’s festivities. “Dates for Coffee” was produced and created by a team of local Vermont residents led by Kiera Lewis, a young, Brattleboro, Vt., filmmaker and United Nations civil society coordinator. She shot the film while living and studying in Oman, an Arab Sultanate on the Persian Gulf that borders Saudi Arabia to the north and Yemen to its west. You can see a the trailer on Facebook.

SONGBIRDS OF THE NORTHEAST with naturalist John Root. 4 p.m. Unitarian-Universalist Church, Main Street and Parker Avenue, Northfield. Featuring photographs and recordings of our region’s songbirds. Learn how to recognize songbirds by their songs and calls and discover intriguing information about these birds’ behavior. www.mohnroot.net.

Theater

“A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD KIDS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“NEXT TO NORMAL” continues at 8 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU” continues. See Friday’s listing.

Sunday 1

Literary

THE GALLERY OF READERS SERIES presents John Broglio and Diana Wolf Larkin reading from their recent works. 3 p.m. Neilson Library Browsing Room, Smith College, Northampton. Refreshments.

Music

MAK’HELA: CELEBRATION OF PSALMS at the Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst. 2 p.m. A Jewish choral group dedicated to performing works from all facets of the Jewish world. $5 students, $8 members, $10 general. 256-4900, www.yiddishbookcenter.org.

NORTHAMPTON BREWERY, 11 Brewster Court, Northampton. Banish Misfortune performs traditional Irish hornpipes, reels, jigs, waltzes, polkas, airs and songs. 5 to 8 p.m. Every Sunday. Free.

“TOSCA” the opera concludes in Northampton. See Friday’s listing.

TWILIGHT ON THE TAVERN LAWN series opens on the Putney Tavern lawn, Putney, Vt. 6 p.m. Tonight: Simba. Eight-member funk and world beat band featuring blazing horns and scorching percussion. In case of rain, the concert will be at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

WEST COUNTY JAZZ, 2 p.m. Part of an ice cream social at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 147 Main St, Northfield. Donations accepted in support of the Trinitarian Congregational Church.

Potpourri

CULTURAL SURVIVAL BAZAAR concludes. See Saturday’s listing.

MULTI-MEDIA EVENT at 1739 Bernardston Unitarian Meetinghouse, Bernardston. “Bridges of the Pioneer Valley — Gems of our Scenic Byways” art show opening at 10 a.m. Rev. Steve Wilson Speaks on “Bridges” at 11:30 a.m. Kahn, Tinen and Bork Trio entertain at 1 p.m. Artist reception and slide lecture by Barry Deitz from 2 to 4 p.m. Art show first, second, third prizes awarded.

SPRING HIKE led by Kim Noyes, Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center staff naturalist. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 6.5 mile hike along the New England Scenic Trail. The route will begin on Mountain Road in Erving, hiking the trail formerly known as the Metacomet Monadnock Trail. For ages 12 and older. Bring lunch, water and wear sturdy footwear. Free. Heavy rain cancels. To register, call Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center at 800-859-2960.

Theater

"A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD KIDS” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

NEXT TO NORMAL” concludes at 2 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Monday 2

Libraries

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. 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 Wi-Fi and a quiet workspace. Mondays and Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

Potpourri

FREE SOUP & GAMES NIGHT. Benefits Wolftree Programs Camp Scholarship Fund, Hope & Olive, 44 Hope St., Greenfield, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Free buffet of soups and breads, plus games. Kid friendly.

Tuesday 3

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.

WHATELY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately.6:30 p.m. Bill Corbett, author of the award-winning parenting book, “Love, Limits & Lessons: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Cooperative Kids,” will speak. Come ready to learn why young children seem to push your buttons at the most stressful times and why teens become resistant and talk back when you do so much for them. 665-2170.

Wednesday 4

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: GirlCat Adams. 8 p.m. Three-piece band consisting of drums, bass and acoustic guitar with a fourth spot filled by keys on certain occasions. Rock ’n’ folk. A folk-based band that adds a strong rock feel with powerful harmonies, familiar melodies and strong chord structures.

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: ∎ STEM Story Hour. Noon to 2 p.m. Join Donna Rivers, educator and story reader, for this preschool story time focused on science, technology, engineering and math. Over the course of six sessions, families will build a STEM box of their own with tools and materials provided by the program. ∎ 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.

Literary

AUTHOR LEAH ROSE will read selections from her book “A Drink of Green,” the funny, timely misadventures of a sensual and sensitive gal who needs to change her diet and meets a cancer survivor who cured himself by “going green.” Set in many local places. Noon to 1 p.m., River Valley Market, 330 North King St., Northampton.

Music

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: TBA.

Speakers

ALEX MORSE, Mayor of Holyoke, will speak at Bruce’s Browser, 1497 Main St., Athol. 7 p.m. A native of Holyoke, Morse was only 22, openly gay and just out of Brown University when he campaigned successfully for mayor. He was re-elected last fall. Part of Bruce’s Browser’s 10th annual observation of Gay Pride Month.

RALPH NADER, author, environmentalist, consumer advocate and anti- corporate activist, will speak at Buckland-Shelburne Community Center, 53 main St., Shelburne Falls, 7 p.m. He will discuss his new book “Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State.” $5 tickets available at Boswell’s Books. For more information, call 325-6680.

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