Arts & Entertainment Calendar, Dec. 27 to Jan. 2
The Franklin County Fair: A Timeless Tradition
As most alert readers know by now, the Franklin County Fair kicks off today with a parade through downtown Greenfield that starts at 5 p.m. We’ve included some of the fair’s highlights in the calendar. Among the talent gracing the Community Stage will be Shakin’ All Over, pictured above, which will get people moving with dance tunes from the 1950s and 1960s on Friday, at 4 p.m. For more information on the fair, including admission costs, wristbands for the Midway and parking, see “Fairs & Festivals.”
L-R: Shakin' All Over band members Paul Nadeau, Kerry Blount, JD Foster, Janice Dompke, Steve Frankel, Mike Slahetka
Saxophonist Charles Neville.
THE ROGER SALLOOM BAND, Garden House, Look Park, Northampton. From blues to jazz and everything else. Saturday, 7 p.m. Special guests, say promoters, include guitar genius Jeff Pitchell, Paul Arslanian, the heartbeat behind the jazz night jams in Northampton, and jazz diva, Barbara Ween. This event raises money to support a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. For tickets, go to the rogersalloom.com Live page, or go to Serio’s Market in Northampton or World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield. $20 in advance and $22 at the door.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls.
Stop in to catch some College Bowl action: Military Bowl, Belk Bowl and Holiday Bowl on 14 HDTVs.
BLACK MOON MUSIC LOUNGE, 37 State St., Belchertown: Ray Mason. Solo original electric. 8 to 11 p.m.
No cover 323-0013,
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Blue Pearl. Blues/jazz. 8 to 10 p.m..
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Big Al Anderson. The Spampinato Brothers open. $35, $40.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Celtics vs. Los Angeles at 10:30 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Thirsty Thursdays and college night hosted by Big Dan in the Sports Bar. Beer Pong Tournament. Wear your college shirt or show your college ID to be entered in end-of-the-night prizes. 773-8313.
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 Friday for a Writer’s Lunch. This is a 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. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details.
HISTORIC DEERFIELD: ∎ Heritage Holiday. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Drop in any time. Visitor Center at Hall Tavern. Daily holiday programs and enjoy seasonal decorations in the Hall Tavern. Open hearth cooking demonstrations or hand-craft a gift. (See below). The Museum Gift Shop and Bookstore features heritage gifts made by hand using historic methods and tools. Included with museum admission. ∎ Open Hearth Cooking: Sugar and Spice. 10 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Traditional holiday treats have their origins in rarity. Though today it is easy to go to the store for chocolate, citrus, cinnamon, ginger or sugar, in the past such ingredients were the expensive results of trans-oceanic trade. To use these ingredients during holiday times signified a willingness to splurge in honor of the occasion. Join Hearth Cooks as they explore the sugar and spice that make the holidays nice. Included with admission. Continues through Dec. 30. ∎ Giftmaking. Noon to 4:30 p.m. Chose one of three special gifts to make by hand for someone special. Choose from Woodland figures made from natural materials; a paper quiltwork ornament or a spiced hot chocolate mix in a decorative package. Included with general admission. Daily through Dec. 30.
JEWMONGOUS! Sean Altman’s collection of satirical comedy songs poking good-natured, often raunchy and decidedly less than politically correct fun at his Jewish heritage and the plight of modern Jewish life. 7:30 p.m. Hooker Dunham Theatre, Main Street, Brattleboro, Vt. Altman, singer, composer and musical force behind a cappella singing sensation Rockapella presents holiday irreverence, comedy and catchy pop tunes! $18.
“A CHRISTMAS CAROL,” Charles Dickens’ heart-warming classic about Ebenezer Scrooge, the heartless miser who discovers the true meaning of the holiday after a Christmas Eve haunting, features all of Dickens’ beloved characters: Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Ghosts take flight and soar across the stage, carols are sung and snow falls capturing the spirit of a Victorian Christmas. Presented by Hartford Stage, 50 Church St., Hartford, Conn. Through Dec. 29. Weeknights and weekends at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances Sunday and selected weekdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $26.50, $41.50, $56.50, $73.50, $83.50. Students; $26.50, $41.50, $58.50, $68.50. For schedule and ticket information call the box office at 860-527-5151 or
BELLA NOTTE RESTAURANT, 199 Huckle Hill Road, Bernardston: DJ Tom Mayo, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Friday. Free apps at 11 p.m.
No cover. 648-9107.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Top 40, dance and hip-hop spun by the area’s only female club DJ J-ill starting at 10 p.m. No cover. College Bowl games on 14 HDTVs, Independence Bowl, Russell Athletic Bowl and Meinke Car Care Bowl.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: 9 to
11:30 p.m. Ottomatic Slim. Chicago style blues. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.
IRON HORSE, 10 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. The Miro Sprauge/Alex Snydman Project. $15, $20. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Fireseed. Old-time/tic. 7:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
SHUTESBURY ATHLETIC CLUB, 282 Wendell Road, Shutesbury: The Work Husbands featuring Jim Henry. 8:30 p.m.
No cover. 259-1474.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Friday night madness with Big Dan in the sports bar. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.
WEST DOVER INN, Route 100, West Dover, Vt. Kevin Parry on guitar and vocals plays acoustic rock and roll and requests. 7 to 10 p.m.
WINTERLAND, 76 Hope St., Greenfield: Primer Showcase and Winterland Present Old Country rock & blues featuring the Mud Blood & Beer Band. Music starts at 9 p.m. $5 21 and over; $8 under 21. 772-0111.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Lonesome Brothers. Early show. 8 to
10 p.m. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292,
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.
GUIDING STAR GRANGE,
401 Chapman St., Greenfield:
7 to 11 p.m. Newcomers’ Night. At 7 p.m., one-hour dancing workshop on basic skills. Regular dance at 8:15 Free to all workshop participants. For the regular dance, self determined, free will contributions (a.k.a. The Honor System) with 410 or barter equivalent suggested. Teaching and calling by fiddler David Kaynor. Music by Kaynor, fiddle, Lise Brown, flute, Becky Hollingworth, keyboard, and the Guiding Star Contra Dance Ensemble. 367-9380, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 age 3 and under. Rhymes, songs and movement games make up this story time style popularized by author Betsy Diamand-Cohen. ∎ Writers’ Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. Self-directed. The meeting room will be open Tuesdays through Fridays for any writer who is looking for a place to work through their lunch. Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part of the Writers’ Lunch. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details. ∎ Friends of the GPL Book Sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Continues Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
BLUE ROCK FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ at The Blue Rock Cafe, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Gisele Litalien on vocals; Andy Jaffe on piano, Marty Jaffe on bass. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. No cover. Reservations recommended. 625-8133,
19 King St., Northampton: The Wallflowers in concert. My Jerusalem opens. 8 p.m. $28.50, $38.50. www.iheg.com.e_SFlbTheater
“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” continues. See Thursday’s listing.
HISTORIC DEERFIELD Heritage Holiday and Open Hearth Cooking continues. See Thursday’s listing.
BELLA NOTTE RESTAURANT, 199 Huckle Hill Road, Bernardston. DJ Tom Mayo. From dinner music to today’s hits. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. Every Saturday. 648-9107.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: Catch all the College Bowl games on 14 HDTVs with Armed Forces Bowl, Fight Hunger Bowl, Pinstripe Bowl, Alamo Bowl and Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl plus dance the night away in The Extra Point Nightclub with DJ MIA spinning all the hottest tunes at 10 p.m. No cover.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Steve Kurtz Jazz Quartet. All that jazz! 9 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-2739,
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Johnny Winter. $45, $50. ∎ 10 p.m. Fear Nuttin Band. The Professors and Eight Feet Tall (ex Doctor Doom Orchestra). $10, $13.
PEARL STREET CLUB ROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: Big D and the Kids Table. Snooki Got Decked, Smokey Wambas and The Convictions open. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Village Hill. Electric fusion. 9 p.m. Free.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: College football. Celtics vs. Golden State at 10:30 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.
WINTERLAND, 76 Hope St., Greenfield: The HeadBand. Reggae. Music starts at 9 p.m. $5. 21 and older; $8 under 21
MISS TESS & THE TALKBACKS in concert. 8 p.m. The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. The band’s new album, “Sweet Talk,” deftly traverses jazz, old time country, sing and folk. $12.
ROGER SALLOOM, CHARLES NEVILLE and Jessica Freeman in concert.
8 p.m. the Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield. $15. Limited seating. Last week, in Sounds Local, Sheryl Hunter wrote: “Salloom has a killer band that features guitarist Joe Boyle, and when you add Neville and Freeman to the mix, you know you are in for a treat. Salloom and Neville occasionally perform these shows together and the last time they teamed up at the Arts Block, they packed the room. There is limited seating, so you might want to purchase your tickets ahead of time.” Tickets available at www.rogersalloom.com. If any are available, tickets will also be sold at the door on the day of the show.
BINGO AT GREENFIELD SAVINGS BANK, 282 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 10 to
11:30 a.m. Jay Fidanza, guest caller. Family event. GSB will provide cards, prizes and light refreshments. Seating on a first call, first reserve basis. To reserve a spot, call Christina or Kerri at 863-4316. No one admitted without a reservation
■ Heritage Holiday. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Drop in any time. Visitor Center at Hall Tavern. Daily holiday programs and enjoy seasonal decorations in the Hall Tavern. Open hearth cooking demonstrations or hand-craft a gift. (See below). The Museum Gift Shop and Bookstore features heritage gifts made by hand using historic methods and tools. Included with museum admission. ∎ Open Hearth Cooking: Sugar and Spice. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Traditional holiday treats have their origins in rarity. Though today it is easy to go to the store for chocolate, citrus, cinnamon, ginger or sugar, in the past such ingredients were the expensive results of trans-oceanic trade. To use these ingredients during holiday times signified a willingness to splurge in honor of the occasion. Join Hearth Cooks as they explore the sugar and spice that make the holidays nice. Included with admission. Continues through Dec. 30. ■ Giftmaking. Noon to 4:30 p.m. Chose one of three special gifts to make by hand for someone special. Choose from Woodland figures made from natural materials; a paper quiltwork ornament or a spiced hot chocolate mix in a decorative package. Included with general admission. Daily through Dec. 30.
“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Final Regular Season day of NFL Season ticket. Every game today on 14 HDTVs. Patriots vs. Dolphins at
1 p.m. Food, prizes, giveaways, Pats Cash, BTU Wheel and more.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Adam Bergeron. Original contemporary music. 8 to 10 p.m.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 & 10 p.m. Enter The Haggis. Toronto Celtic rock band. $20, $25. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Sunday Locals with Marlene and friends. 8 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. NFL Sunday Ticket. Watch all your favorite teams play on 11 50-inch HDTVs. Join Kathy in the Sports Bar opening at noon. Prizes given out throughout the game. Patriots vs. Dolphins at
4 p.m. Celtics vs. Sacramento at
9 p.m. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports bar. 413-773-8313.
WEST DOVER INN, Route 100, West Dover, Vt. Kevin Parry on guitar and vocals plays acoustic rock and roll and requests.
7 to 10 p.m. 802-464-5207,
CHALLENGING CONTRA DANCE at the Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Music by Nor’easter with Bob Isaacs calling. Geared toward “advanced” dancers. Hosted by the Friends of the Guiding Star Grange. $10, $8 low in come. Wear soft-soled shoes and refrain from wearing scented products.
ALICE PARKER’S ANNUAL CAROL SING will take place at the Charlemont Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont.
3 p.m. Sing old favorites and learn new carols. Free. Bring cookies.
ANNUAL MESSIAH SING-THROUGH at Village Congregational Church in Cummington. 4 p.m. Instruments welcome. Orchestral scores and a limited number of vocal scores available. Listeners welcome.
BLUE ROCK, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Sundays In December with Jill Connolly & Friends. 6 to 9 p.m. No cover Reservations recommended.
HISTORIC DEERFIELD: Horse-drawn wagon rides concludes. Heritage Holiday and Open Hearth Cooking concludes. See Saturday’s listing.
MOSTLY YOGA at Wendell Free Library, 7 Wendell Depot Road, Wendell. Sundays from 10 to
11:15 a.m. through May. A variety of yoga styles offered as well as chi-gong ad psycho-calisthenics. Teachers include “Apollo” Compagnone, Shay Cooper, Donna Horn, Sam Scherer, Patty Smythe, Christine Texiera and Susan Von Ranson. Bring a yoga mat.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS,
23 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Open New Year’s Eve noon to 6 p.m. showing all the Bowl games: Music City Bowl, Sun Bowl, Liberty Bowl and Chick-Fil-A Bowl on 14 HDTVs.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: New Year’s Eve Party. 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Music by Rhythm, Inc. Bonfire, beads, party hats, champagne toast at midnight. $12 cover.
PEARL STREET BALLROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 9 p.m. Zach Deputy. Who’da Funk It and The Alchemystics opens. $20, $25. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Voo Year’s Eve. $10 after 9 p.m. includes midnight champagne toast (no cover after midnight) open until 2 a.m. No new arrivals allowed after 1 a.m.
∎ 7 p.m., Uncle Hal’s Crabgrass Band, which says it plays gypsy, jazz, and blues styles “perfect for enjoying dinner and conversation.” ∎ 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Dance Party with DJ Funkadelic Fern. 863-2866,
ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, Millers Falls. A full night of food, music and fun. For $25 you can enjoy a buffet dinner of chicken marsala, roast beef and more. Music will be provided by AfterGlo, a Franklin County-based cover band that plays everything from the Ramones to Queen. You’ll also be provided with party favors, giveaways and a champagne toast at midnight. If you prefer to skip the dinner, tickets are only $15. The party begins at 7:30 p.m. Call the Roadhouse to reserve a space at 413-659-3384.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. New Years Eve Dance Party with Kathy and Cheryl downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern beginning at 8 p.m. Prizes and giveaways. Free pool all night in the sports bar. Martini Monday. Ask your bartender for specials. Monday Madness with Big Dan in the Sports Bar. 413-773-8313.
WEST DOVER INN, Route 100, West Dover, Vt. The Brattlyn Brothers featuring Kevin Parry on guitar, Rich Mayer on drums, Ken Storey on bass and Joe Santry on guitar play classic rock and roll. Jim Flynn plays from 5 to 8 p.m. No cover. Reservations required: 802-464-5207, www.kevinparrymusic.com.
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. Call 772-1544, ext. 5, www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.
∎ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. Self-directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through their lunch. Monday through Friday. Contact Jane Buchanan at
772-1544 for more details.
NEW YEAR’S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA! with John Sheldon, Samirah Evans, Moonlight Davis, Joe Roderick, Dakini Borealis & Daniel Kasnitz. The Arts Block, Main Street, Greenfield. 8 p.m. Online tickets, $21.13, at the door, $25. artsblock.com We told you about this event last week because it may sell out. If you’re interested, get your tickets now. Here’s what the Arts Block has to say, in part, about the evening’s entertainment:
■ Sheldon was working professionally at age 14, including a stint as Van Morrison’s lead guitarist at 17. He’s written hundreds of songs, including “September Grass,” which appeared on a platinum album by James Taylor. He has also composed for film and theater, conducted workshops in songwriting and composition. ■ Roderick has worked in Sheldon’s band “Blue Streak” for many years. He channels a wealth of rock, soul, jazz and blues through his tenor saxophone, harmonicas and vocals. ■ Evans’ repertoire runs the gamut from raunchy blues to jazz smooth as silk. She recently released her third CD, “Hot Club” with her band, Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils. She created & hosts the music series Ladies in Jazz at the Arts Block. Evans has toured Europe, Asia, and North and South America as a headliner, and shared stages with legendary artists from B.B. King and James Brown, to New Orleans’ Queen of Soul, Irma Thomas. ■ Davis has been singing Gospel music since age 4 when he stood up on the offering table and sang the Lord’s Prayer. He has opened for the Wynans, conducted gospel choirs and sung in churches all over the East Coast. He plays keyboards and hand drums, having trained with Babtunde Olatunji. ■ Borealis is an improvisational artist of movement. She worked with The Moving Arts Collaborative, Shumka Dance Theatre Co., Wendy Osserman Dance Co., Tai Dang & Co., Electric Currents Dance Co., Extremos, The Mysterious Floating Nightclub, Jeff Derose, Cara Judea Alhadeff, Chris Nelson, Marianne Connolly and Karen Dolmanisth. She also danced in an off-Broadway production of “The Moon Is A Skull of Dust With Dark Wings” at the John Houseman Theatre. ■ Kaznitz is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, audio engineer/producer and recording studio owner. We’re also told that local brewers Lefty’s Brewing Co., will bring its beers and that Thai treats will be available from Greenfield’s Hattapon Kitchen.
FIRST NIGHT NORTHAMPTON: Noon to
11 p.m. Family friendly festival of the arts that culminates in a traditional ball raising from the roof of the Hotel Northampton. Downtown venues featuring an array of entertainment presented by hundreds of performers. Family parade kicks off at 1 p.m. from Northampton Center for the Arts, 17 New South St. Buttons good all day and evening to all events. $16 adults if purchased by Dec. 30; $20 day of event. 65 and over $10; children 2 to 10 $8. $10 adult day only button that is good until 6 p.m. Performances at the Center for the Arts, Academy of Music, Edwards Church, Memorial Hall, Unitarian Society, First Churches Sanctuary, Friends Meeting House, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Lyman Hall at First Churches, Dynamite Space at Thornes, A.P.E Arts, The Elevens, Sweeney Concert Hall, Theatre 14 at Smith College, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Senior Center. Program details online at
QUEER QUEENS OF QOMEDY starring Poppy Champlin, Michele Balan, Ian Harvis and Cindy Foster. 8 p.m. Calvin Theater, 19 King St., Brattleboro, Vt. Raucous, righteous and even revolutionary comedy revue$25, $35.
www.iheg.com. See our cover story, Page D1.
NEW YEAR’S EVE COMEDY AT THE SHEA, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, with Myq Kaplan and Steve Macone. Kaplan made his network television debut on “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” and has since gone on to appear on “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Conan,” “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and in his own half-hour “Comedy Central Presents: Myq Kaplan” special. He was a top five finalist on Last Comic Standing 2010. Macone has performed at clubs and colleges around the US, England, Ireland and Canada and appeared on Comedy Central. He was a finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival. $25. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Champagne and beer will be available. Advance tickets recommended.
ROCKIN’ NEW YEAR’S EVE at the Greenfield Elks Club,
2 Church St., Greenfield. Open to the public. Dinner buffet 7 to
8:30 p.m. Dancing 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. to songs from the golden age of rock ’n’ roll with Shakin’ All Over, which will play the hits of Elvis, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others from the late 1950s and early 1960s. Do you want to dance? Here is your chance! Advance tickets for dinner and dance, $30 Elks Club members; $35 non-members. Includes party favors and champagne toast at midnight. We told you about this event last week because it may sell out. If you’re interested, get your tickets now. For information and tickets, call 774-5611,
STARRY STARRY NIGHT New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Orange. Entertainment by Zoe Darrow and the Fiddleheads, Tim Van Egmond, comedian John Truco, New England Swing Band, rock ’n’ roll by Longshot, Mid-Range Trio Fireworks finale. Also Giant Puppet Parade before the fireworks. Entertainment for all ages. Free.
“GONG SHOW” presented by Stageloft Repertory Theater, 450A Main St, Sturbridge. 6 and 8 p.m. All tickets $8. Suitable for all ages. All proceeds donated to the St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry. 508-347-9005.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Happy New Year! Open today at noon with all New Year’s Day bowl games. Heart of Dallas Bowl, Gator Bowl, Capital One Bowl, Outback Bowl, Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl on 14 HDTVs.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Trivia at 7 p.m. Open Beer Pong tournament with Dan starts at 9 p.m. 773-8313.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: M.R. Poulopoulos. Sweetly melodic and melancholy as well as intelligent and soulful. 3 p.m. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292,
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. No karaoke tonight. Karaoke will resume Jan. 9. Stop in to watch the Sugar Bowl on 14 HDTVs.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Celtics vs Memphis at 7:30 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Bar/Restaurant Appreciation Night. Come in wearing your work shirt or show a pay stub and receive a special prize from Big Dan in the Sports Bar. Free pool for bar/restaurant employees.
WINTERLAND, 76 Hope St., Greenfield: Wacky Wednesday Karaoke presented by TNT Productions. Vast array of songs. Something for everyone. Starts around 9 p.m. No cover. 772-0111.
LINE DANCING at the Moose Lodge, 20 School St., Greenfield. 7 p.m. Beginner to intermediate. Ring the doorbell for admittance. $5 per session. For more information, call Pat at 665-4260,
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. In the LeVanway Meeting Room. For more information, contact Lyons at 772-1544 ext. 5, or
AN EVENING INSPIRED by James Baldwin. 7 p.m. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. Part of the year long local history/local novelists reading and lecture series.