Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Jan. 31 to Feb. 6

  • Submitted photo<br/>‘Joyous, uplifting, supremely melodic’ <br/>Hurricane Sandy delayed this concert but it’s been rescheduled for Wednesday. Pianist, composer, arranger and University of Massachusetts-Amherst professor Jeff Holmes of Sunderland is back to celebrate the release of his new CD, “Of One’s Own” (Miles High Records) in concert with the quartet featured on his CD — Holmes on piano, Adam Kolker on tenor and soprano sax and bass clarinet, James Cammack on acoustic and electric bass and Steve Johns on drums — on Wednesday,at the Iron Horse, 20 Center St., Northampton. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $15 in advance; $18 at the door. “Of One’s Own” features five Holmes originals and new takes on standards like “Poinciana” and “So Long, Farewell” from “The Sound of Music.”  “Holmes is a quadruple threat — pianist, arranger, composer and trumpeter· ‘Of One’s Own’ is an hour of straight-to-the-heart mainstream jazz, an uncompromising yet no-strain listen of inspired proportions,” wrote  Mark Keresman, Jazz Inside New York.  “The music is joyous, uplifting, supremely melodic, well-played and puts a wide smile on my face,” wrote Richard Kamins, StepTempest. Holmes has performed around the world, including Russia, Japan, and Australia, and was a featured artist on the Jazz at the Kennedy Center series in Washington D.C. with the Billy Taylor Trio. Other activities include ongoing appearances with the Paul Winter Consort, collegiate residencies, as well as headlining with his big band at the 2007 International Trumpet Guild Conference. Holmes received the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Association of Jazz Educators. He is also the featured trumpet performer on the sound track to the PBS “American Experience” presentation “A Class Apart,” and his compositions are included as source music in the 2010 PBS series “Circus.”

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    ‘Joyous, uplifting, supremely melodic’
    Hurricane Sandy delayed this concert but it’s been rescheduled for Wednesday. Pianist, composer, arranger and University of Massachusetts-Amherst professor Jeff Holmes of Sunderland is back to celebrate the release of his new CD, “Of One’s Own” (Miles High Records) in concert with the quartet featured on his CD — Holmes on piano, Adam Kolker on tenor and soprano sax and bass clarinet, James Cammack on acoustic and electric bass and Steve Johns on drums — on Wednesday,at the Iron Horse, 20 Center St., Northampton. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $15 in advance; $18 at the door. “Of One’s Own” features five Holmes originals and new takes on standards like “Poinciana” and “So Long, Farewell” from “The Sound of Music.” “Holmes is a quadruple threat — pianist, arranger, composer and trumpeter· ‘Of One’s Own’ is an hour of straight-to-the-heart mainstream jazz, an uncompromising yet no-strain listen of inspired proportions,” wrote Mark Keresman, Jazz Inside New York. “The music is joyous, uplifting, supremely melodic, well-played and puts a wide smile on my face,” wrote Richard Kamins, StepTempest. Holmes has performed around the world, including Russia, Japan, and Australia, and was a featured artist on the Jazz at the Kennedy Center series in Washington D.C. with the Billy Taylor Trio. Other activities include ongoing appearances with the Paul Winter Consort, collegiate residencies, as well as headlining with his big band at the 2007 International Trumpet Guild Conference. Holmes received the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Association of Jazz Educators. He is also the featured trumpet performer on the sound track to the PBS “American Experience” presentation “A Class Apart,” and his compositions are included as source music in the 2010 PBS series “Circus.”

  • Submitted photos<br/>Parlor Room powerhouse<br/>As alert readers know, Signature Sounds has, alas, moved out of Franklin County to Northampton. However, one of the bright spots in this move is a new performance space called the Parlor Room. This week, it will host a concert on Friday with three acts: Luray, pictured above, and Dennis Crommett and Brooke Brown Saracino, who has local roots. There will also be a concert Saturday. See “Music” for more information.

    Submitted photos
    Parlor Room powerhouse
    As alert readers know, Signature Sounds has, alas, moved out of Franklin County to Northampton. However, one of the bright spots in this move is a new performance space called the Parlor Room. This week, it will host a concert on Friday with three acts: Luray, pictured above, and Dennis Crommett and Brooke Brown Saracino, who has local roots. There will also be a concert Saturday. See “Music” for more information.

  • Dennis Crommett

    Dennis Crommett

  • Brooke Brown Saracino

    Brooke Brown Saracino

  • Dave Burell

    Dave Burell

  • Recorder file photo/Paul Franz<br/>PVS: ‘Made in America’<br/>Our very own Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra continues its “Made in America” series, which features the works of the greatest American film and concert composers of the 20th century, with a concert Saturday. The program includes violinist Johnny Gandelsman, who will Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto (1987). Also on the program: selections from Copland’s “Red Pony Suite” and Gershwin’s “An American in Paris.” Gandelsman will also join Music Director Paul Phillips, pictured above, and the symphony for “Three Pieces” from “Schindler’s List” by John Williams. See “Music” for more information.

    Recorder file photo/Paul Franz
    PVS: ‘Made in America’
    Our very own Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra continues its “Made in America” series, which features the works of the greatest American film and concert composers of the 20th century, with a concert Saturday. The program includes violinist Johnny Gandelsman, who will Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto (1987). Also on the program: selections from Copland’s “Red Pony Suite” and Gershwin’s “An American in Paris.” Gandelsman will also join Music Director Paul Phillips, pictured above, and the symphony for “Three Pieces” from “Schindler’s List” by John Williams. See “Music” for more information.

  • Submitted photo<br/>Four Sundays in February<br/>This Sunday the Silver Chord Bowl, which features talented collegiate a cappella singing groups, kicks off the Four Sundays in February series in Northampton. The groups for this show, which typically sells out, will include the Northamptones, pictured above. For more on that, see “Music.” This is a varied and lively series that comes around each year. Feb. 10, Mardival, “Mardi Gras and Carnival rolled into one amazing show”;  Feb. 17, PS22 Chorus and the SciTech Band meets Young@Heart;  <br/>Feb. 24, “The Really Big Show,” the annual “Vaunted Valley Variety Show.” You can get more information online at www.northamptonartscouncil.org.

    Submitted photo
    Four Sundays in February
    This Sunday the Silver Chord Bowl, which features talented collegiate a cappella singing groups, kicks off the Four Sundays in February series in Northampton. The groups for this show, which typically sells out, will include the Northamptones, pictured above. For more on that, see “Music.” This is a varied and lively series that comes around each year. Feb. 10, Mardival, “Mardi Gras and Carnival rolled into one amazing show”; Feb. 17, PS22 Chorus and the SciTech Band meets Young@Heart;
    Feb. 24, “The Really Big Show,” the annual “Vaunted Valley Variety Show.” You can get more information online at www.northamptonartscouncil.org.

  • Submitted photo<br/>‘Caveman’ opens Wednesday<br/>“Caveman,” Richard Maxwell’s one-hour comedy with songs, opens Wednesday, at 8 p.m., at A.P.E., 126 Main St., downtown Northampton. It will run Wednesdays through Saturdays through Feb. 23. $10. Maxwell, playwright and artistic director of the New York City Players, is a resident writer at New Dramatists and recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship.  His newest play “Neutral Hero,” performed this fall at The Kitchen in New York and was selected by The New York Times as one of the top 10 shows of the year. “No other American Theater artist working today manages to elicit such complex responses from such seemingly simple material,” Ben Brantley, The New York Times. www.apearts.org

    Submitted photo
    ‘Caveman’ opens Wednesday
    “Caveman,” Richard Maxwell’s one-hour comedy with songs, opens Wednesday, at 8 p.m., at A.P.E., 126 Main St., downtown Northampton. It will run Wednesdays through Saturdays through Feb. 23. $10. Maxwell, playwright and artistic director of the New York City Players, is a resident writer at New Dramatists and recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship. His newest play “Neutral Hero,” performed this fall at The Kitchen in New York and was selected by The New York Times as one of the top 10 shows of the year. “No other American Theater artist working today manages to elicit such complex responses from such seemingly simple material,” Ben Brantley, The New York Times. www.apearts.org

  • Submitted photo<br/>‘Joyous, uplifting, supremely melodic’ <br/>Hurricane Sandy delayed this concert but it’s been rescheduled for Wednesday. Pianist, composer, arranger and University of Massachusetts-Amherst professor Jeff Holmes of Sunderland is back to celebrate the release of his new CD, “Of One’s Own” (Miles High Records) in concert with the quartet featured on his CD — Holmes on piano, Adam Kolker on tenor and soprano sax and bass clarinet, James Cammack on acoustic and electric bass and Steve Johns on drums — on Wednesday,at the Iron Horse, 20 Center St., Northampton. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $15 in advance; $18 at the door. “Of One’s Own” features five Holmes originals and new takes on standards like “Poinciana” and “So Long, Farewell” from “The Sound of Music.”  “Holmes is a quadruple threat — pianist, arranger, composer and trumpeter· ‘Of One’s Own’ is an hour of straight-to-the-heart mainstream jazz, an uncompromising yet no-strain listen of inspired proportions,” wrote  Mark Keresman, Jazz Inside New York.  “The music is joyous, uplifting, supremely melodic, well-played and puts a wide smile on my face,” wrote Richard Kamins, StepTempest. Holmes has performed around the world, including Russia, Japan, and Australia, and was a featured artist on the Jazz at the Kennedy Center series in Washington D.C. with the Billy Taylor Trio. Other activities include ongoing appearances with the Paul Winter Consort, collegiate residencies, as well as headlining with his big band at the 2007 International Trumpet Guild Conference. Holmes received the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Association of Jazz Educators. He is also the featured trumpet performer on the sound track to the PBS “American Experience” presentation “A Class Apart,” and his compositions are included as source music in the 2010 PBS series “Circus.”
  • Submitted photos<br/>Parlor Room powerhouse<br/>As alert readers know, Signature Sounds has, alas, moved out of Franklin County to Northampton. However, one of the bright spots in this move is a new performance space called the Parlor Room. This week, it will host a concert on Friday with three acts: Luray, pictured above, and Dennis Crommett and Brooke Brown Saracino, who has local roots. There will also be a concert Saturday. See “Music” for more information.
  • Dennis Crommett
  • Brooke Brown Saracino
  • Dave Burell
  • Recorder file photo/Paul Franz<br/>PVS: ‘Made in America’<br/>Our very own Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra continues its “Made in America” series, which features the works of the greatest American film and concert composers of the 20th century, with a concert Saturday. The program includes violinist Johnny Gandelsman, who will Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto (1987). Also on the program: selections from Copland’s “Red Pony Suite” and Gershwin’s “An American in Paris.” Gandelsman will also join Music Director Paul Phillips, pictured above, and the symphony for “Three Pieces” from “Schindler’s List” by John Williams. See “Music” for more information.
  • Submitted photo<br/>Four Sundays in February<br/>This Sunday the Silver Chord Bowl, which features talented collegiate a cappella singing groups, kicks off the Four Sundays in February series in Northampton. The groups for this show, which typically sells out, will include the Northamptones, pictured above. For more on that, see “Music.” This is a varied and lively series that comes around each year. Feb. 10, Mardival, “Mardi Gras and Carnival rolled into one amazing show”;  Feb. 17, PS22 Chorus and the SciTech Band meets Young@Heart;  <br/>Feb. 24, “The Really Big Show,” the annual “Vaunted Valley Variety Show.” You can get more information online at www.northamptonartscouncil.org.
  • Submitted photo<br/>‘Caveman’ opens Wednesday<br/>“Caveman,” Richard Maxwell’s one-hour comedy with songs, opens Wednesday, at 8 p.m., at A.P.E., 126 Main St., downtown Northampton. It will run Wednesdays through Saturdays through Feb. 23. $10. Maxwell, playwright and artistic director of the New York City Players, is a resident writer at New Dramatists and recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship.  His newest play “Neutral Hero,” performed this fall at The Kitchen in New York and was selected by The New York Times as one of the top 10 shows of the year. “No other American Theater artist working today manages to elicit such complex responses from such seemingly simple material,” Ben Brantley, The New York Times. www.apearts.org

Thursday 31

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Open mic with Dan, Kip and Schultzy from Curly Fingers Dupree at 8:30 p.m. in the Sports Bar.
No cover.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Blue Pearl. Blues, jazz. 8 to 10 p.m. 978-544-2739. No cover. www.dejabrewpub.com

THE MONTAGUE INN,
485 Federal St., Route 63, Montague Center: Reil Entertainment Karaoke featuring DJ Greg. 8:30 p.m. to
12:30 a.m. 768-7336. Also on Facebook and
http://themontagueinn.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Meet celebrity bartender Kerry Togneri for Wounded Warriors. 5:30 to
7:30 p.m. All proceeds from raffle prizes and tips go to Wounded Warrior Project. Bruins vs. Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. DJ Let’s Dance Entertainment in the Sports Bar. 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.

Films

“THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE” will be screened with a question-and-answer session with filmmaker Ken Burns. 2:30 to 5 p.m. Hampshire College, Franklin Patterson Hall, Main Lecture Hall, Amherst. Free. The new documentary from Burns, a 1975 graduate of Hampshire, was directed and produced with his daughter Sarah and David McMahon. The film chronicles the story of the Central Park Jogger case, told for the first time from the perspective of five teenagers whose lives were upended by a miscarriage of justice.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. the library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through 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.

Literary

THE UMASS VISITING WRITERS SERIES will host authors Emily Barton and Melanie Rae Thon at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall, UMass-Amherst. Barton is the author of two novels, “Brookland” and “the Testament of Yves Gundron.” Thon is author of four novels and three collections of short stories, most recently “The Voice of the River.” www.umass.edu/english/MFA.

Potpourri

“I AM NEW TO MEDICARE. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?” is the title of a program by Lorraine York-Edberg, SHINE program director from Franklin County Home Care, and Sarah Mancinelli, SHINE counselor. 1:30 p.m. Greenfield Savings Bank, 282 Ave. A, Turners Falls. Feeling uneasy about your insurance options? No problem. Bring questions and concerns. To reserve a spot, call Christina, Kerri or Linda at 863-4316.

MARY JO MAICHACK, award-winning minstrel storyteller, will present an evening of family fun, “Tales and Tunes for Cabin Fever.” 6:30 p.m. Erving Elementary School, Erving. Variety show. Light refreshments served at 6 p.m.

MUSIC & MOVEMENT at Carnegie Library, Avenue A, Turners Falls. With Tom Carroll and Laurie Davidson. 10 a.m. Young children of all ages and their parents or caregivers invited to the free program. Thursdays during January and February.

Friday 1

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Top 40, dance and hip-hop plus requests and favorites in The Extra Point Nightclub spun by DJ J-ill starting at 10 p.m. No cover.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Mark Erelli and Antje Duvekot. $12.50, $15. ∎ 10 p.m. Ramona Falls. Bunk opens. $10, $13.
www.iheg.com.

THE MONTAGUE INN, 485 Federal St., Route 63, Montague Center: Train Wreck performs oldies, classic rock, country with an edge and more. 8:30 to 12:30 a.m. $3 cover. 768-7336. Also on Facebook and
http://themontagueinn.com.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, Route 63, Millers Falls. Roogaroos. Classic rock.
9:30 p.m.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Celtics vs. Orlando at 7:30 p.m. Friday night madness with Big Dan in the sports bar. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S,
47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls:
∎ Cash Mob, 4 to 5 p.m. A fundraiser for Mocha Maya’s organized by WRSI The River. The idea is for folks to show up and buy hot drinks and treats! For more information,
http://wrsi.com/pages/13078666.php e_SFlb■ 8 p.m. In in a late development, we’re told that local singer-songwriter Kris Delmhorst, a Signature Sounds recording artist, will join Dan Charness at Mocha Maya’s. Of her album “Shotgun Singer,” the Boston Herald said, “Perennial Boston Music Award nominee Delmhorst makes a stunning transformation by moving from the countrified folk of her previous three releases to a dreamier and denser sound brimming with atmosphere and muted-but-infectious melodies ... ‘Shotgun Singer’ is a work of lo-fi beauty, and evidence of an artist taking flight.” Of Charness, promoters say, “With the release of his latest collection, ‘Not for Love’ (EP), award-winning acoustic songwriter Dan Charness emerges as one of New York City’s most promising singer-songwriters. The EP features six original songs and showcases Charness’ McCartney-esque versatility as both a songwriter and a performer. He moves effortlessly from soothing folk to driving rock — all within the confines of the American songwriting tradition,” Dylan Thompson, American Songwriter Magazine. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292,
info@mochamayas.com. For more information on Mocha Maya’s, see Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D4.

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 CONTRADANCE at Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 8 to 8:30 p.m., mostly waltzes; 8:30 to 11:30, contras. Music by The Moving Violations: Eric Eid-Reiner (piano), Chuck Corman (bass, guitar, percussion), Van Kaynor (fiddle) and ron Grosslein (fiddle, mandolin). $10, $8 students. 549-1913, rose@themovingviolations.

Fairs & Festivals

GREENFIELD WINTER CARNIVAL opens. Live ice carvings throughout downtown Greenfield. Tonight: bonfire, fire dancers and fireworks all at Beacon Field. Cribbage tournament at the Youth Center. The celebration continues Saturday with a 4-mile Sleigh Bell run and Family Fun Day at the Youth Center featuring a recycling performance by Jack Golden, LEGO competition, art exhibit, face painting, games by Greenfield Games, crafts and a showing of “Happy Feet Two.” Snowshoe trek through Rocky Mountain trails, and multiple hockey games hosted at the Collins-Moylan Arena. The carnival concludes Sunday with Breakfast with Frosty at the 99 Restaurant, outdoor activities at Beacon Field, including ice skating, sledding, cookie bake-off, chili cook-off, ski and snowshoe demonstrations, broom ball, hockey, music with DJ Bobby C, horse-drawn hay rides, pony rides, K-9 keg pull and cardboard sled race. Many events free. For a full schedule of events: www.greenfield-ma.gov/pages/greenfieldma_
recreation/wintercarinvial or “like” Greenfield Winter Carnival on Facebook.

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 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.

Music

BLUES AND FOLK FESTIVAL at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), North Adams. 7:30 p.m. In the Venable gymnasium. Maya Azucena, R&B, hip-hop artist, Nexxus, MCLA step team. Continues Sunday with Khris Royal and Dark Matters and local blues group Arthur Holmes Band. Food and drink for sale. $15 combo ticket. $10 each night. 662-5204, www.mcla.edu/presents.

DAVE BURRELL, jazz pianist, performs in the final “A World of Piano” concert at Northampton Center for the Arts, 17 New South St., Northampton. 7:30 p.m. $15. “Dave Burrell crams a century of jazz history into every chugging stride episode and churning dissonance,” writes Francis Davis in The Village Voice. “Encyclopedic as well as eccentric, he’s a living treasure.” “Burrell’s take on jazz tradition is intelligent and willful,” writes Ben Watson in The Wire, “refusing the categories thrust upon it by outsiders. He deserves the attention of all listeners who crave the unmistakable thump of authenticity.” www.nohoarts.org or at the door.

DEAN STEVENS AND JAY MANKITA in concert. 7:30 p.m. Pioneer Valley Cohousing Great Room, 120 Pulpit Hill Road, Amherst. Guitar licks, vocal harmonies in a concert of exuberant, hilarious and heartwarming songs. Tickets sliding scale $10 to $20. Friday Folk Concerts at Coho series are a tobacco-, fragrance- and pet-free.

ESPRESSO JAZZ performs at Chandler’s at Yankee Candle’s “Wine, Food & Jazz Spectacular.” Routes 5 & 10, South Deerfield. 6 p.m. Reservations: 665-1277.

FACULTY CONCERT at Northampton Community Music Center, 139 South St., Northampton. 7 p.m. Original compositions by Carl Clements that draw from an eclectic blend of styles, particularly jazz and Indian music. All ages $10.

GUEST SAXOPHONE RECITAL featuring Carrie Koffman, saxophone. 8 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass, Amherst. $3 UMass students, $5 other students, seniors, children under 18, $10 general public. For more information: mkushick@music.umass.edu, 545-0018.

PARLOR ROOM AT SIGNATURE SOUNDS, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 8 p.m. $10. Three acts. Luray, a banjo-inspired indie rock fused with classic country and folk featuring Shannon Carey on banjo and vocals, Sarah Gilberg on keyboard and backing vocals, Gabriel Wisniewski on electric guitar, C.J. Wolfe on drums and Brian Cruse on bass. Dennis Crommett, a singer-songwriter and guitarist living in Northampton. Crommett also fronts the “energetic and angular” rock band Spanish For Hitchhiking and plays guitar/lap steel in the chamber pop outfit Winterpills. Brooke Brown Saracino, who has been honored in the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Singer/Songwriter Showcase, competed in the 93.9 the River’s Singer/Songwriter contest, and was selected to perform in Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase. Promoters say, “Her gentle stage presence stands in stark contrast to her poignant lyricism and the power backing her clear and emotive voice.” Brooke has opened for Lori Mckenna, Cheryl Wheeler, Anais Mitchell and Chris Pureka among others. 665-4036, www.parlorroommusic.com.

Potpourri

ARTS AFTER AMHERST a showcase event featuring music, theater, dance and film alumni artists. 8 p.m. Kirby Memorial Theater, Amherst College, Amherst. Highlights include Zeina Nasr, vocalist, performing with drummer Alex Vittum, Tim Eriksen, Lisa Biggs, Emma Jaster and Marina Libel, theater and dance artists. The alumna artists will be joined by others in film, dance, theater and music. Free. amherst.edu/go/arts.

THE HA-HA’S improv troupe perform at Northampton High School auditorium, 380 Elm St., Northampton. 7 p.m. Featuring short form improv by the troupes of NHS and the Ha-Ha’s in their latest improvised longform theatrical show. $5. Fundraiser.

Theater

“THE GRAPES OF WRATH” presented by Stageloft Repertory Theater, 450A Main St., Sturbridge. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Through Feb. 10. Steinbeck’s classic novel brought to life with passion and humor. The Joad family is struggling with the Depression, loss of a home and job and yet, with all their troubles, they never lose faith in each other or their hope for the future. $17 adults, $15 seniors 65 and older, 48 students 12 and young. For reservations, call 508-347-9005.

Saturday 2

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: Live music in the Sports Bar with local performing artist Colin Boutwell from 8 to 11 p.m. followed by the best in Top 40, dance and hip-hop plus requests and favorites by DJ MIA starting at 10 p.m. in The Extra Point Nightclub. No cover.

THE CUE BAR, 747 Putney Road, Brattleboro, Vt., DJ Tom Mayo, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover

Free Pool Tables and Menu until midnight. Every Saturday,
802-579-1785.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem. $17, $20.
www.iheg.com.

PEARL STREET CLUBROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton:
7 p.m. The Slackers. No Intention, Danny Pease and the Regulators open. $15, $18. www.iheg.com.

THE ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls. AfterGlo. Current and classic hits. 9:30 p.m. 413-659-3384.
www.route63roadhouse.com

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Bruins vs. Toronto at 7 p.m. DJ Let’s Dance Entertainment in the Sports Bar. Saturday night madness with Katy & Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Dharma Bird with guest Paul Basile of Great Elk. 7:30 p.m. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D4.

QUABBIN’S GOT TALENT Coffee House at First Congregational Parish, Unitarian in Petersham. 6:30 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Beverages and snacks available for purchase. Talent, judges, crew and donations needed. Cash and other prizes awarded. For more information, contact Geneieve Fraser at 978-544-1872 or
frasergenevieve@gmail.com.

Dance

FIRST SATURDAY ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE, Munson Library, 1046, South East St., South Amherst. 10:30 a.m. Beginners welcome. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes. Aldo Fabrizi on mandolin, Pat MacPherson on piano. $8. www.amherstecd.org.

GUIDING STAR GRANGE,
401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 8 to 11:30 p.m. Wild Asparagus with George Marshall, David Cantieni, Becky Tracy, Ann Percival and guests. 8 to 8:30 p.m., beginners’ workshop; 8:30 to 11:30, contradance. $10, $8 students. For more information, contact George Marshall, 575-6283, george@
wildasparagus.com.

MONADNOCK-TRI-STATE DANCE CLUB, Elmm Community Center, Durkee Street, off Parker Street, Winchester, N.H. 7 to 11 p.m. Music by Borrowed Time.
802-722-9205.

SQUARE DANCE at the Montague Grange, 34 Main St., Montague Center. 7 to 10 p.m. Live old-time music. Music and caller TBD. $5. All welcome.
jeffreygolay@gmail.com for more information.

Fairs & Festivals

GREENFIELD WINTER CARNIVAL continues. See Friday’s listing. www.greenfield-ma.gov/pages/greenfieldma_
recreation/wintercarnival.

Libraries

CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Avenue A, Turners Falls: Valentine’s Party. 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages and their families can make fun valentine inspired crafts, cards and other heart-themed projects with Ruth O’Mara and Linda Hickman. Free. Craft materials provided. Refreshments include a chocolate fondue fountain.

Music

ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Luca Ciarla, fiddler.
8 p.m. Promoters say, “Luca Ciarla is one of the most creative and surprising violinists nowadays. His music easily transcends the boundaries among genres to trace an innovative musical path, a magical acoustic seduction in perfect balance between written compositions and improvisation, traditional and contemporary sounds.” $7 in advance, $10 at the door. http://theartsblock.com.

BLUES AND FOLK FESTIVAL at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) concludes. See Friday’s listing.

PIONEER VALLEY SYMPHONY performs a concert titled “Made in America.”
7:30 p.m. Greenfield High School, Lenox Avenue, Greenfield. Philip Glass Violin concerto with soloist Johnny Gandelsman; Gershwin’s “American in Paris,” Copland’s “Red Pony,” John William’s “Schindler’s List.” $20 adult, $17 seniors and students, $6 children under 18. Tickets available online at www.pvso.org, at
413-773-3664, or at the door. Tickets also at World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield, Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls, Amherst Books in Amherst, and Broadside Books in Northampton. 773-3664 or www.pvso.org.

SONG & STORY SWAP at The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst. 7 p.m. Song suggestions for Volume 2 of “Rise Up Singing.” Guest performers will be Raianne Richards and mark Mandeville. Free; donations accepted. Share stories and songs. Listeners welcome. 687-5002.

Potpourri

BRATTLEBORO WINTER FARMERS MARKET. Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 153 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt., every Saturday through March 30. This Saturday, there will be a musical guest, singer songwriter Peter Siegel, who will be playing two separate kids shows: from 10 to 11 a.m., and from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A player of thumb picking, fiddle tunes, blues, and swing Seigel’s most recent endeavors include playing mandolin on Pete Seeger’s latest Grammy Award-winning CD “Tomorrow’s Children” and the production of a Parents’ Choice award winning CD with his students in the Keene School district entitled “Peace Place.” www.petersiegel.com.

GREENFIELD WINTER FARMERS MARKET at Greenfield High School, 1 Lenox St., Greenfield. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fresh local vegetables, fruit, honey, jams, maple products, pickles, meat and more. Barter Fair at 1 p.m. Anyone who has home-made items to barter gather at 1 with their goods and take part in informal trading. A chance to meet your home-growing neighbors, practice the art of bartering, and bring home food and goods without exchanging money. Open to gardeners, gleaners, foragers, canners, dryers ... even professional farmers. greenfieldfarmersmarket.com. Next market March 16.

NINA’S NOOK, 125A Avenue A (next to Black Cow Burger Bar), Turners Falls. “Triple S: Sensual>Sexual>Smut.” This second annual “Triple S” exhibit celebrates the love month of February with artwork by over a dozen artists from near and far. “Included are prints, cards, soft and hard sculpture, paintings, naughty knitteds, and other decadent delights to amuse you and/or your Valentine,” says the gallery. The exhibit opens Saturday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. and runs through March 31. The reception is Saturday, Feb. 2, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Powertown Popup Shop in the Colle Opera House at 85 Avenue A, which is a short walk from the Nook. After the reception, as part of the exhibit, nine literary-erotica authors from the Northeast will read “steamy, stimulating stories and stanzas” downstairs at the Colle Opera House, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. This is an 18+ event. The readers will be Michelle Augello-Page, Sally Bellerose, Elizabeth Black, Lana Fox, Sacchi Green, I.J. Miller, Teresa Noelle Roberts, Robin Elizabeth Sampson, and host Jeremy Edwards. Books will be available for purchase and door prizes will include copies of new major erotica anthologies. Sexy Scribes information: jerotic@gmail.com. The snow date for the reception and reading will be Saturday, Feb. 9. Hours for “Triple S” exhibit are Wednesday through Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. This is a small gallery, so a line may develop. For an appointment and information, contact Nina Rossi: 413-834-8800, www.ninasnook.com.

SANDGLASS THEATER, 17 Kimball Hill Road, Putney, Vt., presents Brad Shur “The Magic Soup and other tales.” 2 and 4 p.m. Uncle Murray is coming over for dinner, but there is no food in sight. A young man’s search for a family recipe brings folk tales to life in the fast-food-filled kitchen of his bachelor pad. Based on a collection of traditional Yiddish stories. Wit, humor and imagination. $8. Reservations strongly recommended. 802-387-4051.

Theater

“THE GRAPES OF WRATH” continues. See Friday’s listing.

Sunday 3

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Super Bowl XLVII Party at BTU. Party begins at 3 p.m. with fun contests and games. Big Game begins at 6 p.m. between the Ravens vs. 49ers. Food, prizes, giveaways.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Celtics vs. Los Angeles at 1 p.m. Join Kathy in the Sports Bar opening at noon. Watch on 11 50-inch HDTVs. The Super Bowl 49ers vs. Ravens at 6:30 p.m. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports bar. 773-8313.
www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Fairs & Festivals

GREENFIELD WINTER CARNIVAL concludes. See Friday’s listing.

Films

“GENETIC ROULETTE: The Gamble of Our Lives” will be shown upstairs at Green Fields Market, 144 Main St., Greenfield. 2 p.m. Learn how to protect your family from the dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Post film discussion with Jack Kittredge, policy director, NOFA/Mass (Northeast Organic Farming Association). $5 suggested donation.

Music

THE “BRICK CHURCH” Music Series presents Harry Huff, organist, in concert. 3 p.m. First Church of Deerfield, 71 Old Main Street, Deerfield. Huff is minister of music at Boston’s Old South Church and music director and lecturer on Ministry at Harvard Divinity School. Program of music by DuMage, J.S. Bach, Franck, Cooman and Mancini (“The Pink Panther”). $10 suggested donation at the door. Fund raiser for the church. Reception follows in Casell Library at Deerfield Academy. 774-2657. See Joseph Marcello’s Encores & Curtain Calls column Page D5.

CELLO RECITAL featuring Astrid Schween, cello with guest pianist Randall Hodgkinson. 4 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass-Amherst. Musical works by Beethoven, Debussy and Franck. Tickets $3 UMass students, $5 other students, seniors, children under 18, $10 general public. 545-2511, fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.

FOUR SUNDAYS IN FEBRUARY. An annual series that features a wide variety of shows on each Sunday in February. The series begins with The Silver Chord Bowl this Sunday at the John M. Greene Hall, Smith College, Northampton. 2 p.m. The Very Best of Collegiate A Cappella: Tufts Beelzebubs, Shades of Yale, NYU N’Harmonics, Berklee College Pitch Slapped, The Northeastern Nor’easters, UConn Rubyfruit, Smith College Smithereens. Opening act: The Northamptones; emcees: Northampton Mayor David J. Narkewicz and Smith College Dean of Religious Life Jennifer Walters. Typically, this performance sells out. So, if you are interested, get your tickets soon. Tickets: $30, premium seating (advance only); $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Tickets are available online at www.northamptonartscouncil.org, by calling 1-800-838-3006 or at State Street Fruit Store in Northampton, Cooper’s Corner in Florence, and Food For Thought Books in Amherst. Coming up next week: Mardival, which we’re told is “Mardi Gras and Carnival rolled into one amazing show.” www.northamptonartscouncil.org

Potpourri

MIDWINTER DOGGIE DAY. All nail trims have been donated by Mighty Clean Mutts of Greenfield. Benefits the Franklin County Sheriffs Office Regional Dog Shelter & Adoption Center. Sandy Lane, Turners Falls (at the landfill). A $10 donation is requested per dog. 413-676-9182.

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 qigong and psycho-calisthenics. Teachers include “Apollo” Compagnone, Shay Cooper, Donna Horn, Sam Scherer, Patty Smythe, Christine Texiera and Susan Von Ranson. Bring a yoga mat. 978-544-3559.

ROCKLAND GLASSWORKS, 17 North Leverett Road, Montague, grand opening. Glassblowing studio. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 687-1382. Here is what Noah Rockland’s Web site has to say about him, “Noah Rockland has been creating unique, flameworked borosilicate glass art since 2006. He specializes in delicate pendants, earrings, perfume bottles, goblets, sculpture and more. Noah’s inspiration stems from his natural surroundings and love of nature; earthy tones and patterns are exceptionally visible in his work. www.rocklandglassworks.com.

Theater

“THE GRAPES OF WRATH” continues. See Friday’s listing.

Monday 4

Clubs

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Free pool all night in the sports bar. Martini Monday. Ask your bartender for specials. Monday Madness with Big Dan.

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. College Basketball Big Monday on 14 HDTVs. 413-773-8313.

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. 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.

Potpourri

FREE SOUP & GAMES NIGHT Hope & Olive, 44 Hope St., Greenfield. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Free buffet of soups and breads, etc. Grab a drink from the bar if you wish, sit down with friends and play games or chat. Each Soup Night benefits a community organization. This one benefits Dakin Humane Society’s “Pet Food Bank.” http://www.dpvhs.org/
Tuesday 5

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. College Basketball Super Tuesday on 14 HDTVs. Two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer purchased.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 10 p.m. Latin Night. Latin Dance Night.
No cover. www.iheg.com.

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.

Literary

WRITERS NIGHT OUT: Straw Dog Writers Guild. 7 to 9 p.m. The Elevens, 140 Pleasant St., Northampton. Open mic followed by time to visit and learn what’s happening in the writing world. Contact Kathy Dunn at 221-4652.

Music

SMITH COLLEGE NOON HOUR CONCERT SERIES: 12:30 p.m. Sweeney Concert Hall. Bach and Hindemith. Robert Carbone, viola, and Judith Gordon, piano, performing Paul Hindemith Traurmusik, and J.S. Bach’s Gamba Sonata No. 2 in D major. Free. www.smith.edu/smitharts.

TUESDAYS IN BEZANSON: Faculty Performers in Concert. 8 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass. A concert of 20th century music including Bruce MacCombie: Anecdotes (1999) for Wind Quintet, Aaron Copland: Violin Sonata & Igor Stravinsky: Cantata. MacCombie was a UMass-Amherst music professor and composer who died last year. $3 UMass students, $5 other students, seniors and children under 18, $10 general public.

Potpourri

GCC SENIOR SYMPOSIA at the GCC Downtown Center, 270 Main St., Greenfield. 2 to 4 p.m. Title “Islam and Europe: A Millennium of Co-Existence.” Presented by UMass professor of Art History Walter Denny. From approximately the year 1000 to the present day, the Muslim world and the European world south of the Pyrenees and along the Mediterranean have shared significant cultural, economic and intellectual interchanges. In an illustrated talk, Denny will focus on material culture, both works of art and luxury goods, as objects of commerce and as reflections of East/West world views. He will explore how this historical context helps us understand the East/West conflicts of the present day. $10. Registration strongly advised. Call 775-1661 or arrive early for limited same-day registration.

Wednesday 6

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke returns every Wednesday in the Sports Bar starting tonight at 9 p.m. with Dirty Johny. No cover.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Jeff Holmes Quartet. Pianist, composer, arranger and UMass-Amherst professor Jeff Holmes of Sunderland celebrates the release of his new CD, “Of One’s Own” (Miles High Records) in concert with the quartet featured on his CD — Holmes on piano, Adam Kolker on tenor and soprano sax and bass clarinet, James Cammack on acoustic and electric bass and Steve Johns on drums. “This is a delightful record — funny, quirky, personal jazz — Jeff’s piano is informed by many styles and genres (as is his writing), hints of gospel, Evans, Monk, Shorter, Latin and Herbie have all found a happy home in Jeff’s brain, as have we the happy listeners,” Arturo O’Farrill, Grammy-winning pianist/composer/arranger. “What do you call a musician who is a great piano player, a fantastic trumpeter and an incredible arranger/composer? I call them a genius — that’s my take on Jeff Holmes and his music,” vocalist Sheila Jordan, 2012 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award honoree. $15 in advance; $18 at the door. This concert was originally scheduled for October, but was rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy. 413-586-8686, www.iheg.com. www.jwholmesmusic.com/

PEARL STREET CLUBROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8 p.m. Aer. Mod Sun and Cisco Adler opens. $13, $15. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Celtics vs. Toronto at 7 p.m. Bruins vs. Montreal at 7 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. 413-773-8313.

Dance

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, jokellogg@aol.com.

Film

“PERMACULTURE: the Growing Edge.” Film showing and discussion. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunderland Library, 20 School St., Sunderland. A 45-minute documentary by Donna Read and Starhawk. A hopeful and practical look at a path to a viable, flourishing future. Free. 665-2642.

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. In the LeVanway Meeting Room. For more information, Lyons at 772-1544, ext. 5, www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org.

Literary

CELEBRATION OF LOCAL NOVELISTS at Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. Corinne Demas, Joanne Kobin and Zane Kotker read from their works. Free. www.forbeslibrary.org.

Theater

“CAVEMAN” presented by No Theater of Northampton. Richard Maxwell’s one-hour comedy with songs. 8 p.m. A.P.E., 126 Main St., downtown Northampton. Wednesdays through Saturdays through Feb. 23. $10. Maxwell, playwright and artistic director of the New York City Players, is a resident writer at New Dramatists and recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship. His newest play “Neutral Hero,” performed this fall at The Kitchen in New York and was selected by The New York Times as one of the top 10 shows of the year. “No other American Theater artist working today manages to elicit such complex responses from such seemingly simple material,” Ben Brantley, The New York Times. Limited seating; reservations recommended, 413-586-5553 or cavemanAPE@gmail.com (leave your name, how many tickets, the date and a phone number.) www.apearts.org.

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