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Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 31-Aug. 6

The award-winning Mettawee River Theatre Co. will perform “The Dancing Fox: Wisdom Tales of the Middle East” at Shelburne/Buckland Elementary School, on Mechanic Street in Shelburne Falls, on Friday, Aug. 1, at 8 p.m. Organizers tell us it will feature some clever foxes, dim-witted fish, a vengeful snake and other colorful creatures, as well as a number of wise and foolish humans. The tales are told using a variety of exotic and colorful masks, puppets and giant figures. It will be performed on the school lawn, so bring a lawn chair and/or a blanket and bug spray. This performance is best suited for audience members 8 years and older.
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The award-winning Mettawee River Theatre Co. will perform “The Dancing Fox: Wisdom Tales of the Middle East” at Shelburne/Buckland Elementary School, on Mechanic Street in Shelburne Falls, on Friday, Aug. 1, at 8 p.m. Organizers tell us it will feature some clever foxes, dim-witted fish, a vengeful snake and other colorful creatures, as well as a number of wise and foolish humans. The tales are told using a variety of exotic and colorful masks, puppets and giant figures. It will be performed on the school lawn, so bring a lawn chair and/or a blanket and bug spray. This performance is best suited for audience members 8 years and older. Submitted photo

Thursday 31

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Roger Street Friedman, roots rock, with guest Sherman Ewing who performs his own unique mix. 8 p.m. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

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. ∎ “Fizz, Boom, Fun!” 3:30 p.m. As part of the Summer Reading Program, local educator Donna Rivers will present a hands-on science and craft activity for kids ages 6 to 10.

Music

ANGEL PARK MUSIC SERIES in Williamsburg presents Rusty Belle. 6 p.m. The “junkyard folk” trio’s sound has been compared to that of The Band, the Kinks and Etta James and its members harmonize, bang on homemade drums and wail on guitars with a joyful abandon, and a style both fresh and familiar, say promoters. www.rustybelle.com.

BANG ON A CAN festival. Mass MoCA, 87 Marshall St., North Adams. Art and music collide in a week-long extravaganza featuring 14 concerts in eight days. Through Saturday.

COOP CONCERT at The Station, Greenfield Energy Park, 50 Miles St., Greenfield. 6 to 8 p.m. Scheduled performers (subject to change): Russ Thomas and the Falltown String Band. The Energy Park is a short walk downhill from Main Street. These concerts are child-friendly. Bring something to sit on. Free, but donations to support the series are welcome. 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.

SUMMER MUSIC SERIES ON THE PATIO at Chandler’s, 25 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield. 6 p.m. Tyler Conroy performs acoustic hits from the 1990s and today. 665-1277, chandlers.yankeecandle.com.

NORTHFIELD FARMERS MARKET on the lawn in front of Coffee and Books, 105 Main St., Northfield. 3 to 6 p.m. Fresh local vegetables, fruit, milk, eggs, meat, baked goods, plants, jewelry and other hand crafted items. Musical entertainment. Every Thursday.

Theater

“THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)” presented by Shakespeare and Co. 7:30 p.m., Tina Packer Playhouse, Lenox. Thirty-seven Shakespeare plays are jammed into 26 performances over two hours in a “hilarious medley of mayhem, comedy and lunacy.” Repeats 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday, through Aug. 24.

“FOOL FOR LOVE” presented by Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. While holed up in a hotel at the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, tearing each other apart. Thursday, 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday 3:30 p.m., 8 p.m. Through Aug. 2. Many performances sold out — check website for details. www.wtfestival.org.

“THE GRANITE STATE” performed by the Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, N.H. Tonight, Friday and Saturday 8 p.m.; Sunday at 4 p.m.; Through Aug. 3. $37. 603-924-7585, www.peterboroughplayers.org.

“JULIUS CAESAR” presented by Shakespeare & Co. Lenox. 8:30 p.m. Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” offers a remarkably accurate reflection of what actually occurred during the reign of Caesar, say promoters. Tickets $10 to $60. 637-3353. Repeats Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 p.m.; Sunday 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday 8 p.m.; Wednesday 3 p.m. Through Aug. 30

“PIRATE GIRL” presented by PaintBox Theatre, Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. The world premiere of the adaptation of Cornelia Funke’s picture book, “Pirate Girl.” 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily through Aug. 2. $10.

“SHAKESPEARE’S WILL” presented by Shakespeare & Co. 3 p.m. 70 Kemble St., Lenox. This provocative, one-woman play by Canadian playwright Vern Thiessen imagines the bold and unapologetic journey of Shakespeare’s enigmatic wife, Anne Hathaway, and the couple’s unconventional courtship and marriage, say promoters. Repeats Saturday 3 p.m.; Wednesday 8:30 p.m. Through Aug. 24.

“SHAHRAZAD, A TALE OF LOVE AND MAGIC.” Double Edge Theater, 948 Conway Road, Ashfield. The story of a woman who attempts to transform her world through courage and imagination. This production’s tales weave together elements of poetry, flying, humor, live music and the visual arts and, says the company, demonstrates the triumph of creativity over destruction. “Shahrazad” takes King Shahryar and the audience on a sensorial journey through the mythical landscapes of the “Arabian Nights and Song of Songs” and the actual hills, fields, barns, woods and pond of Double Edge’s 100-acre farm. 8 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays through Aug. 24, rain or shine. Tickets: 866-811-4111; www.doubleedgetheatre.org. Adults, $30; students, $27.50; seniors (65 & older), $27.50; Children (12 & younger): $25; Family package: $100. Family package price applies to families of four, five, or six (family members only). Group rate: $25 for eight or more adults, $20 for eight or more students/seniors. See our review, Page D3.

“SITTING ’ROUND THE PIANO” at the Actors Theatre Playhouse, Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. 7:30 p.m. Continues Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 9. Sing favorite songs from musicals with entertainers. A new musical review where local singers and performers get to belt out their favorite show tunes alongside a piano. $10. Reservations highly recommended. 877-666-1855, www.atplayhouse.org. See Joseph Marcello’s Encores & Curtain Calls column Page D4.

Friday 1

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 8 p.m. Eric French Band Unapologetic rock ’n’ bluz set off by introspective acoustic streak. After 20 years playing guitar, 15 years in remission from leukemia, and now two albums into a career as a singer-songwriter, French has even more love for the blues than when he started, say the folks at Mocha Maya’s. 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.

FIRST FRIDAY MOSTLY WALTZ, always with live music, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Series hosted by Richard Wyatt. Schedule: 7 to 7:30 p.m., beginners’ workshop, 7:30 to 8 p.m., intermediate workshop; 8:15 to 10:30 p.m., couple dances. $10. www.guidingstargrange.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 space to work.

Music

BANG ON A CAN festival. Mass MoCA, 87 Marshall St., North Adams. See Thursday’s listing.

BUCKLEY CHAMBER PLAYERS offer an Austro-Hungarian Serenade: Music of Brahms, Dohnanyi and Kodaly. 8 p.m. Buckley Recital hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. Free.

ESPRESSO JAZZ at Yankee Candle, Routes 5 & 10, South Deerfield. Wine, Food & Jazz Spectacular. Reservations: 665-1277.

NORTHERN ROUTES NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL at North Quabbin Center for the Performing Arts, 26 South Main St., on the common of New Salem. Today, 4 to 11 p.m. Musicians: Glenn Jones, Marissa Nadler, Glitter Pen, Matt Weston, Twilight Tipi, Trevor Healy, Bunwinkies, Passerine, Matt Krefting. Continues Saturday. Tickets $20 one day; $35 weekend. www.1794meetinghouse.org. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column page D5.

ORANGE COMMUNITY BAND will complete its six concert summer season with “Memory Night.” 7:30 p.m. On the Bandstand in Butterfield Park, Orange. Stephanie Parker will conduct. Between selections, Tim Sweeney, master of ceremonies, will be reading names of loved ones to be remembered.

Potpourri

DAKIN PIONEER VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY, Greenfield Savings Bank, 282 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gina from Dakin will bring some four-legged, furry friends to meet and greet.

SHELBURNE FALLS FARMERS MARKET. 2 to 6:30 p.m. Baptist Corner Lot, Main and Water streets, Shelburne Falls. Through Oct. 24.

Theater

“THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“THE DANCING FOX: Wisdom Tales of the Middle East.” 8 p.m. Buckland/Shelburne Elementary School, Mechanic Street, Shelburne Falls, on the lawn. Performed by Mettawee River Theatre Co.. The tales feature some clever foxes, dim-witted fish, a vengeful snake and other colorful creatures and a number of wise and foolish humans. New perspectives emerge from the comic twists and tragic turns of their adventures. A variety of exotic and colorful masks, puppets and giant figures dramatize the particular realm of each tale to a great effect. Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket and bug spray. Best suited for ages 8 and older. 625-9388.

“42ND STREET” presented by Ja’Duke. 7 p.m. Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Starry-eyed young actress Peggy Sawyer gets her big break when a Broadway show’s leading lady breaks an ankle and she has to step in. Continues Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. $12 general, $10 for 65 and older and 12 and under. www.jaduke.com.

“FOOL FOR LOVE” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“THE GRANITE STATE” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“JULIUS CAESAR” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“KISS THE BRIDE,” a comedy presented by Stageloft Repertory Theater, 450A Main St., Sturbridge. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Through Aug. 3. Tickets $18 adults, $16 seniors 65 and older, $8 students 12 and younger. For information and reservations, call 508-347-9005, www.stageloft.com.

“PIRATE GIRL” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS” presented by Shakespeare & Co., 70 Kemble St., Lenox. Friday, Saturday 5:30 p.m. The play gets a fresh take in the deft hands of director and long-time company artist Jenna Ware. Her fast-paced and hilarious adaptation of this classic Commedia dell’arte farce by Carlo Goldoni features an adroit and energetic cast. Through Aug. 23.

“SHAHRAZAD, A TALE OF LOVE AND MAGIC” continues, see Thursday’s listing.

“SITTING’ ROUND THE PIANO” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“THE VISIT” presented by Williamstown Theatre Festival. The Main Stage, Williamstown. In her festival debut, Broadway legend Chita Rivera embodies Claire Zachanassian, the oft-widowed richest woman in the world. Through Aug. 18. For times and ticket information: www.wtfestival.org.

Saturday 2

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. ∎ 11 a.m. A Tea, Toast & Jazz Jam. Join Karen Powers and the Goldilocks Quartet. Every Saturday through December. ∎ 8 p.m. Alan Williams with special guest Ruby Froom. 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. Both shows free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D5.

Dance

FIRST SATURDAY CONTRADANCE, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Wild Asparagus with George Marshall, David Cantieni, Becky Tracy, Ann Percival and guests. Schedule: 8 to 8:30 p.m., beginners’ workshop, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., contradance. $10 / $8 students. www.guidingstargrange.org/

Fairs and Festivals

POCUMTUCK HOMELANDS FESTIVAL at Unity Park, Turners Falls. Noon to 8 p.m. Featuring Native American music by Hawk Henries, flute, the Medicine Mammals Singers, Urban Thunder Singers and The Visioning B.E.A.R. Singers. Traditional handwork from more than 20 vendors including bark baskets, drums, quill applique, leather work, pottery and textiles. Storytelling, crafts for children ($2), a teepee and a wigwam. www.nolumbekaproject.org.

TURNERS FALLS BLOCK PARTY on Avenue A between Third and Fourth streets. Noon to 8 p.m. Festival food, more than 20 craft vendors, New Orleans-style parade at 3, and live music at Spinner Park. More than a dozen classic cars from the 1950s through 1980s will be parked at Shady Glen Dinner, weather depending. Free. Handicapped accessible. Music by Burrie Jenkins, the Original Cowards, The Salvation Alley String Band, World Way. Book signing by author Allan Fowler from noon to 2 p.m. at Sliding Scale Studio & Gallery in River Station, 151 Third St. He is the author of “The Summer of Quiet Light” which recounts the early days of Alexandra Stepp’s journey from little girl to young woman. Tour the Southworth Paper Co. at 3:45 p.m. All festivities free. www.turnersfallsriverculture.org for more information.

Library

SUNDERLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY, 20 School St., Sunderland: End of Summer party. 2 to 3 p.m. Pizza, laser guns, photo booth and more for children in grades 5 to 12. To score an invitation, youth must have participated in the Summer Reading Tracking and submit hours to the library. To register, call 665-2642.

Music

ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 8 p.m. Jazz + Plus with Juke Joint Jazz and Beleza. Continuing the Jazz + Plus + series, Juke Joint Jazz brings a set of hard-driving jazz, along with the Doug Hewitt Group. They blend sizzling jazz and Hewitt’s unique originals. Their music is a unique fusion of rock and jazz. $7 advance, $10 at the door. 774-0150, www.theartsblock.com.

DOVER FORGE RESTAURANT, Route 100, West Dover, Vt. The Brattlyn Brothers featuring Kevin Parry and Joe Santry on guitar, Ken Story on bass, Rich Mayer on drums, Scott Sizer on trumpet and Jim Kurty on saxophone. 8:30 to 11 p.m. The Brothers lay down a solid groove of classic hits with funky horn lines, bluesy guitar riffs and vocal harmonies, say promoters. 802-464-5301, www.kevinparrymusic.com.

NORTHERN ROUTES NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL concludes at North Quabbin’s Center for the Performing Arts, 26 South Main St., on the common of New Salem. 2 to 11 p.m. Today: Peter Stampfel, Juan Wauters, Metal Mountains, Crystalline Roses Band, Tarp, Willie Lane, Tongue Oven and Hallock Hill. See Friday’s listing.

A PERFECT SPOT OF TEA at Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, 130 River Drive, Hadley. Seatings at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Music by the duo Bella Voce featuring Lisa Woods as mezzo-soprano and Teri LaFleur as soprano. With Jerry Noble as the accompanying pianist. Pastries and Earl Grey Tea served. Admission $10. 584-4699, www.pphmuseum.org.

BANG ON A CAN festival concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

CAMERON’S WINERY, 766 Swanzey Road, Swanzey, N.H. Summer concert series and summer events continue. Tonight: Fall Town String Band in concert; reception for artist Karen Woodin, landscape painter, 6 to 8 p.m.

GET THE LED OUT: The American Led Zeppelin. 4 p.m. Mountain Park, Holyoke. Also, Crazy Diamond Tribute to Pink Floyd; Who Are You: Tribute to the Who; Lotus Land, American Rush Tribute. Get The Led Out is over the hills and far away the best Led Zeppelin tribute band out there; vouched for by Jimmy Page himself, say promoters. $25, $35. www.iheg.com.

MARLBORO MUSIC WEEKEND offers Dvorak and Brahms Piano Quintets and lesser known works by resident composer Kaija Saariaho, Britten, Carter and Dvorka’s in E Flat, Op. 51. 8:30 p.m. Persons Auditorium at Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vt. Repeats Sunday at 2:30 p.m. For ticket information, go to www.marlboromusic.org.

MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. John Coster, singer and guitarist who is also one of the best contemporary Celtic harmonica players. He will be joined by Chris Haynes, keyboards, and accordion, and Tim Griffin, drums and percussion. $10. Coster’s new compilation CD “Lost Horizon” includes five new songs and a selection of 10 tracks from previous albums.

RAY MASON performs at Bread Euphoria, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 6 to 8 p.m. No cover; tips appreciated. 268-7757, www.breadeuphoria.org.

Potpourri

95th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION of Camp Bonnie Brae, 951 Algerie Road, East Otis, the longest, most continuously run Girl Scout camp in the United States. Past, present and future campers, staff and families invited. Check in 9 a.m. to noon. Flag ceremony at 10 a.m. Register for the day, stay for dinner or stay overnight. For more information, go to www.gscwm.org.

ALL-BREED DOG SHOW OBEDIENCE & RALLY TRIALS, Greenfield Community College, One College Drive, Greenfield, 31st annual, Saturday and Sunday. Sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Kennel Club. Featuring obedience and rally trials, vendors and food. Obedience and Rally Rings begin at 9:30 a.m. both days. Breed Matches begin at noon (registration 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.) both days. Stuffed Toy Dog Show on Saturday, 1 p.m. (registration starts at 12:30 p.m., Mayor Bill Martin is the guest judge, open to ages 3 to 8). Meet the Breeds on Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Franklin County Dog Adoption Center Representatives will be there Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and accepting donations. Observers welcome. For more information about the trials, go to pioneervalleykennelclub.com and check it out on Facebook.

FERNS OF THE FOREST: Join Northfield Mountain Naturalist Kim Noyes at Barton Cove in Gill and discovery some key characteristics that can be used to identify fern species as you explore the rocky trails and landscape of Barton Cove. 10 a.m. to noon. The program will begin at the picnic area in Barton Cove’s day use area and meander along the shady and scenic trails for about a mile.. Wear sturdy walking shoes. Bring a hand lens if you have one, and binoculars. Free. Appropriate for ages 14 and older. To register, call 800-859-2960. Space might be limited.

FLYING FOR FOOD EVENT hosted by the Franklin County Radio Control Club. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Academy of Model Aeronautics Club, 1661 Franklin County Radio Control Club, 110 Industrial Blvd., Turners Falls. Gate 4 at the Turners Falls Airport on the right just before Franklin County Technical School. Kids table and activities, RC simulators, hands-on RC flight training (must be at least 10), model air show featuring FPV demonstrations, giant scale planes, crazy 3D aerobatics demos, aerial combat, helicopter and quad copter demos, precision flying demo. Bring a can of food. All proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

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. Every Saturday. www.greenfieldfarmersmarket.com.

KEENE IDOL regional talent showcase concludes at McCue’s, Emerald Street, Keene, N.H. Benefit for AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region. For more information, go to www.keeneidol.com.

LAWN PARTY at 170 Silver St., Greenfield. 1 to 4 p.m. Celebrating the three “Emily Dickinson houses” in the side yard and opening an informal rest stop on Silver Street. Hosted by Mary Clare Powell, poet, and Violet Walker, musician. Music, poetry, visual art and refreshments. Finger foods welcome. No parking on Silver Street; use the high school lot. 774-5159.

MASS SLAVERY APOLOGY will present Youth Injustice: Race, Class and the School-to-Prison Pipeline. 10 a.m. to noon. First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St., Greenfield. Participants will learn how the School-to-Prison Pipeline pushes marginalized students out of school and into the juvenile justice system. The workshop will explore its origins and how it disproportionately impacts students of color, poor students and students with disabilities. Free; donations welcome. Child care available by reservation. RSVP with number and ages of children to 625-2951 or email@massslaveryapology.org. Wheelchair accessible.

SPIRIT OF THE WRITTEN WORD WITH GENTLE YOGA offered by Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department. 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Shelburne Falls Yoga Studio and Gathering Room, 1 Deerfield Ave., Shelburne Falls. The workshop is open to anyone with any kind of cancer, at any stage of the cancer journey. If space permits, participants may also bring a loved one. No writing or yoga experience required. Yoga mats and props provided. Bring a bag lunch 773-2573, phyllis.roy@baystatehealth.org.

Theater

“42ND STREET” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“FOOL FOR LOVE” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

“THE GRANITE STATE” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“JULIUS CAESAR” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“KISS THE BRIDE” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“PIRATE GIRL” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

“PIRATE AND PRINCESS PARADE” performed by Ja’Duke. 11 a.m. Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Join all your favorite princesses, pirates and other beloved characters in this audience interactive show. 11 a.m. $10 general admission; 65 and older and 12 and under $8. For tickets go to www.jaduke.com or at the door.

“THE SERVANT HAS TWO MASTERS” continues at 5:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“SHAKESPEARE’S WILL” continues. 3 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“SHAHRAZAD, A TALE OF LOVE AND MAGIC” continues, see Thursday’s listing.

“SITTING ‘ROUND THE PIANO” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“THE VISIT” continues. See Friday’s listing.

Sunday 3

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Elizabeth and Ben Anderson. 2:30 p.m. Brother/sister Scottish fiddle duo. Blending Scottish and Irish tunes with lively rhythms and innovative harmonies, they create a sound rooted in tradition, inspired by the contemporary and completely original, say the folks at Mocha Maya’s. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Music

MARLBORO MUSIC WEEKEND repeats. See Saturday’s listing.

OLD DEERFIELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERT SERIES, Memorial Hall Museum’s Music Room, 3 p.m. Chamber music performed in a lovely Victorian setting on Sundays through August. This week, Duo Fusion (flute and guitar). $10 for adults; $5 for seniors and students.

SEVENARS ACADEMY, Route 112 at Ireland St., South Worthington. The Allant Piano Trio. Pianist Beth Nam, violinist Anna Park and cellist Alina Lim formed the trio in 2010 at the Juilliard School in New York City and have since been winners of the prestigious Beverly Hills Auditions in Los Angeles. They will perform Mendelssohn’s Trio Op. 49, Beethoven’s Op 70, No. 1 and works by Kelly-Marie Murphy and Sun-Young Park. 4 p.m. $20 suggested donation. Refreshments. 238-5854, www.sevenars.org.

SUNDAYS IN THE PARK, Greenfield Energy Park, Miles Street, Greenfield. Austin and Elliot and Devlin Miles. Here is what promoters have to say: Austin and Elliott tap into traditional folk with a modern outsider’s sensibility. With his thought-provoking, often irreverent lyrics, Chris Elliott’s songs reach for both scathing irony and genuine beauty. Adding Lisa Austin’s blended harmonies, this tension is dramatic: two voices telling tales of love gone wrong and death gone right. $10 Suggested donation.

Potpourri

ALL-BREED DOG SHOW OBEDIENCE & RALLY TRIALS concludes, see Saturday’s listing.

GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Canal-side nature walk. Meet outside the main entrance at 8:30 a.m. Leisurely explore level, paved bike trails and village sidewalks to learn about plants, animals and mill town history.. Repeats Aug. 10, 17, 24. 863-3221, www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org.

GREENFIELD LIGHTLIFE TRIATHLON, 31st annual. Swim, run, bike, or just watch. Race features both international and sprint distances for athletes as well as two- and three-person teams. All race proceeds benefit the Greenfield Recreation Department. Held at the Greenfield Swimming Area, located on Nashs Mill Road in Greenfield. Competitors start departing in waves at 8 a.m. The post-race celebration is at 11 a.m. For more information, greenfield-triathlon.com or call 413-772-1553.

MOTORCYCLE POKER RUN. Start at 9 a.m. at Hager’s Farm Market, Route 2 , Shelburne. Sponsored by Saint Joseph Parish. This parish fundraiser is open to legally licensed and registered motorcyclists, who will ride a 50-plus mile course through scenic West County. There are four checkpoints along the route and cards are drawn at each one. The cost per hand is $20 (passengers and other non-riders pay $15 to play). The rider and passenger will receive a stamp for a free meal after the ride. Anyone wishing to enter the game without riding can do so, but will have to pay for their meal afterward. Any player can discard up to three cards (four with an Ace) at the end of the run and draw cards for an additional $5 each Contact Deacon Tom Rabbitt at 337-8309 or Doug Finn at 625-8148 to register or volunteer. The last card will be sold at 11 a.m.; and all hands must be presented by 2:45 p.m. The winning hand will be announced at 3 p.m.

Theater

“42nd STREET” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

“THE GRANITE STATE” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

“JULIUS CAESAR” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“KISS THE BRIDE” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

“SHAHRAZAD, A TALE OF LOVE AND MAGIC” continues, see Thursday’s listing.

“SHAKESPEARE’S WILL” continues. See Saturday’s listing.

“THE VISIT” continues. See Friday’s listing.

Monday 4

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. ∎ “Fizz, Boom, Wow!” 6:30 p.m. As part of the Summer Reading Program, local educators Mandy Locke and Jessica Farwell will present hands-on science experiments based on kids’ books.

WHATELY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately: Community potluck. 5:30 p.m. Story time at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the community and view behind the library. Sign up to bring a salad, side dish, main dish, dessert or beverage. Rain date Tuesday, Aug. 5. 665-2170.

Literary

DARYL BROWN, James Brown’s son, will read from his new memoir, “Inside the Godfather: Never Before told Stories of James Brown by His Inner Circle.” 7 p.m. Amherst Books, 8 Main st., Amherst. Talk and book launch party. Daryl Brown, who often played with his dad,will play a little guitar and have an open Q&A. Refreshments.

Potpourri

GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Junior Rangers. 10 to 11 a.m. Four-part nature education workshop for young naturalists ages 8 to 11. Children and parents should meet at the lobby. Free. Call to register. 413-863-3221. Continues Aug. 11, 18, 25. www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org

Theater

“THE VISIT” continues. See Friday’s listing.

Tuesday 5

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Self-directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through lunch. Bring your own lunch and beverage. For more details, contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544.

Music

APPLE HILL CENTER FOR CHAMBER MUSIC presents an evening of music by Bach, Chopin, Dutilleux and Beethoven performed by pianist Miles Walter. 7:30 p.m. In the Louise Shonk Kelly Concert Barn at the center’s campus in Nelson, N.H. $30. 603-847-3371 Ext. 1.

Theater

“JULIUS CAESAR” continues at 8 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“SHAKESPEARE’S WILL” continues. 8:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“THE VISIT” continues. See Friday’s listing.

Wednesday 6

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: ∎ Summer Camp Story Time. 10 a.m. Kay Lyons will hold a story time for summer camps, homeschooling groups and other groups. 772-1544 Ext. 5. ∎ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-544 for more details. ∎ Chess Club. 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Contact calderrossi@gmail.com with questions. The first Monday of the month will feature a speed chess tournament. ∎ First Wednesday Speaker Series presents Ron Krupp. See “Speakers” listing.

WHEELER MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 49 East Main St., Orange. Alex the Jester. Watch out, he loves to include the audience in his antics, say promoters. Free. 6 p.m.

Music

SHELBURNE FALLS MILITARY BAND CONCERT, 7 p.m. Shelburne Center Grange Hall. Free. The Shelburne Grange will be selling homemade pies.

Speakers

RON KRUPP will speak on the Politics of Food & Farming. 6 to 8 p.m. Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main St., Greenfield. In the LeVanway Room. His talk will include a slide show taken from his new book “Lifting the Yoke,” on local farming and food solutions in Vermont. He will consider why, if we have surplus of food in this country, farmers have to continue to produce more to stay in business, why so many farmers are going broke and why we are so dependent on the global corporate food economy and why are we facing an obesity epidemic in the United States. 772-1544.

Theater

“JULIUS CAESAR” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS” continues. See Saturday’s listing.

“SHAHRAZAD, A TALE OF LOVE AND MAGIC” continues, see Thursday’s listing.

“THE VISIT” continues. See Friday’s listing.

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