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Arts & Entertainment Calendar:  Feb. 7 to Feb. 13

  • Ready for Valentine’s Day?<br/>The big day is right around the corner, on Feb. 14. If you have loved ones in your life, and we sincerely hope you do, there are myriad opportunities right here in this calendar for you to act now so you can be a hero later. These range from workshops on making your own valentines (See “Potpourri” for Friday, Monday and Tuesday), to events where you can pick up prime chocolate offerings. These include the Arms Library on Sunday, listed under “Library.” (Note, to our regret, we listed this event under the wrong date in Thursday's print edition of the calendar) Listed under “Potpourri,” you’ll find Saturday’s annual Chocolate Fest in Turners Falls, complete with a chocolate fountain; and a Baystate Franklin Medical Center event on Tuesday. You can even practice pouring your heart out during the Valentine Word Sunday at the Greenfield Grille. See “Literary” for that one.

    Ready for Valentine’s Day?
    The big day is right around the corner, on Feb. 14. If you have loved ones in your life, and we sincerely hope you do, there are myriad opportunities right here in this calendar for you to act now so you can be a hero later. These range from workshops on making your own valentines (See “Potpourri” for Friday, Monday and Tuesday), to events where you can pick up prime chocolate offerings. These include the Arms Library on Sunday, listed under “Library.” (Note, to our regret, we listed this event under the wrong date in Thursday's print edition of the calendar) Listed under “Potpourri,” you’ll find Saturday’s annual Chocolate Fest in Turners Falls, complete with a chocolate fountain; and a Baystate Franklin Medical Center event on Tuesday. You can even practice pouring your heart out during the Valentine Word Sunday at the Greenfield Grille. See “Literary” for that one.

  • Thursday, Feb. 7: MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: The Collected Poets Series featuring Cindy Snow (pictured) and Betsy Wheeler. 7 p.m. Snow’s writing has appeared in the Massachusetts Review, Peace Review, Worcester Review and elsewhere. Wheeler is author of the poetry collection “Loud Dreaming in a Quiet Room” and “Start Here,” a poetry chapbook. $2 to 4 suggested donation. Please tip the bartenders. <br/>625-6292, <br/>info@mochamayas.com.<br/><br/>

    Thursday, Feb. 7: MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: The Collected Poets Series featuring Cindy Snow (pictured) and Betsy Wheeler. 7 p.m. Snow’s writing has appeared in the Massachusetts Review, Peace Review, Worcester Review and elsewhere. Wheeler is author of the poetry collection “Loud Dreaming in a Quiet Room” and “Start Here,” a poetry chapbook. $2 to 4 suggested donation. Please tip the bartenders.
    625-6292,
    info@mochamayas.com.

  • Friday, March 1: DAN KENNEDY CD RELEASE PARTY for “Intuition” at the Arts Block Cafe, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Featuring Kennedy (piano), Stephen Katz (cello) and Joe Fitzpatrick (drums). While filed under the New Age/Contemporary Instrumental genre, the CD is infused with a healthy dose of rock and jazz, say promoters. For all ages. Handicapped accessible. www.theartsblock.com.<br/>

    Friday, March 1: DAN KENNEDY CD RELEASE PARTY for “Intuition” at the Arts Block Cafe, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Featuring Kennedy (piano), Stephen Katz (cello) and Joe Fitzpatrick (drums). While filed under the New Age/Contemporary Instrumental genre, the CD is infused with a healthy dose of rock and jazz, say promoters. For all ages. Handicapped accessible. www.theartsblock.com.

  • Saturday, March 2: ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Mardi Gras featuring Samirah Evans(pictured) and Her Handsome Devils. Recently, Evans lost her home to a fire, so this has been turned into a benefit for her. We hear that some special guests might show up. This will be on the main floor. Folks who attend the Happier Valley Comedy Show, which will be on the fourth floor (see “Potpourri” below), can come down to the Mardi Gras party afterward for a $5 donation. Evans first performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 1990, and became a regular fixture as either a leader or featured vocalist for 14 consecutive years. She has toured Europe, Asia, and both North and South America as a headliner, and shared stages with a multitude of legendary artists from B.B. King and James Brown, to New Orleans own Queen of Soul, Irma Thomas. <br/>http://theartsblock.com<br/>

    Saturday, March 2: ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Mardi Gras featuring Samirah Evans(pictured) and Her Handsome Devils. Recently, Evans lost her home to a fire, so this has been turned into a benefit for her. We hear that some special guests might show up. This will be on the main floor. Folks who attend the Happier Valley Comedy Show, which will be on the fourth floor (see “Potpourri” below), can come down to the Mardi Gras party afterward for a $5 donation. Evans first performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 1990, and became a regular fixture as either a leader or featured vocalist for 14 consecutive years. She has toured Europe, Asia, and both North and South America as a headliner, and shared stages with a multitude of legendary artists from B.B. King and James Brown, to New Orleans own Queen of Soul, Irma Thomas.
    http://theartsblock.com

  • Saturday, Feb. 9: PATTY LARKIN in concert. 7:30 p.m. Next Stage, Putney, Vt. Larkin is part of the urban-folk/pop music phenomenon that spun off of the singer-songwriter explosion of the ’70s, reinterpreting traditional folk melodies, rock, pop, bossa nova, drawing on anything from Dylan (Bob) to Dylan (Thomas). She has been described as “riveting” by the Chicago Tribune. Advance general admission $20, $18 students or seniors, $23 at the door. Tickets available Turn It Up in Brattleboro, Vt., and Offerings in Putney or  <br/>www.nextstagearts.org.

    Saturday, Feb. 9: PATTY LARKIN in concert. 7:30 p.m. Next Stage, Putney, Vt. Larkin is part of the urban-folk/pop music phenomenon that spun off of the singer-songwriter explosion of the ’70s, reinterpreting traditional folk melodies, rock, pop, bossa nova, drawing on anything from Dylan (Bob) to Dylan (Thomas). She has been described as “riveting” by the Chicago Tribune. Advance general admission $20, $18 students or seniors, $23 at the door. Tickets available Turn It Up in Brattleboro, Vt., and Offerings in Putney or
    www.nextstagearts.org.

  • A CHOCOLATE FEST, First Congregational Church of Greenfield, 43 Silver St., Greenfield. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chocolate-covered strawberries, bananas, cherries, pretzels, marshmallos, apples, melon, pineapple and more. There will be a chocolate fountain for dipping. Also, chocolate pies, chocolate cakes, red velvet cake, chocolate cupcakes, brownies, and fudge from Mo’s Fudge Factor. Also, chocolate truffle coffee, hot chocolate and drawings. <br/>

    A CHOCOLATE FEST, First Congregational Church of Greenfield, 43 Silver St., Greenfield. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chocolate-covered strawberries, bananas, cherries, pretzels, marshmallos, apples, melon, pineapple and more. There will be a chocolate fountain for dipping. Also, chocolate pies, chocolate cakes, red velvet cake, chocolate cupcakes, brownies, and fudge from Mo’s Fudge Factor. Also, chocolate truffle coffee, hot chocolate and drawings.

  • Sunday, Feb. 10: MARDIVAL — Mardi Gras and Carnival rolled into one amazing show. 2 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Featuring Jaimoe of the Allman Brothers Band (pictured).  Jaimoe brings his Jaimoe Jasssz Band, whose music runs the gamut from classic soul and blues to sizzling southern rock  and jazz say promoters who add that award-winning blues guitarist Duke Robillard, whom BB King hailed as “one of the great players,” and Samirah Evans, the sultry and soulful New Orleans sensation, join the band as special guests. Paul Lieberman’s stunning new Brazilian Band, Samba SA, will bring dynamic and soulful music.  $15 advance, $18 at the door. 800-838-3006. Part of the Four Sundays in February series. For more information, and to see what’s coming up, www.northamptonartscouncil.org.<br/>

    Sunday, Feb. 10: MARDIVAL — Mardi Gras and Carnival rolled into one amazing show. 2 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Featuring Jaimoe of the Allman Brothers Band (pictured). Jaimoe brings his Jaimoe Jasssz Band, whose music runs the gamut from classic soul and blues to sizzling southern rock and jazz say promoters who add that award-winning blues guitarist Duke Robillard, whom BB King hailed as “one of the great players,” and Samirah Evans, the sultry and soulful New Orleans sensation, join the band as special guests. Paul Lieberman’s stunning new Brazilian Band, Samba SA, will bring dynamic and soulful music. $15 advance, $18 at the door. 800-838-3006. Part of the Four Sundays in February series. For more information, and to see what’s coming up, www.northamptonartscouncil.org.

  • Sunday, Feb. 10: MARDIVAL — Mardi Gras and Carnival rolled into one amazing show. 2 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Featuring Jaimoe of the Allman Brothers Band.  Jaimoe brings his Jaimoe Jasssz Band, whose music runs the gamut from classic soul and blues to sizzling southern rock  and jazz say promoters who add that award-winning blues guitarist Duke Robillard (pictured), whom BB King hailed as “one of the great players,” and Samirah Evans, the sultry and soulful New Orleans sensation, join the band as special guests. Paul Lieberman’s stunning new Brazilian Band, Samba SA, will bring dynamic and soulful music.  $15 advance, $18 at the door. 800-838-3006. Part of the Four Sundays in February series. For more information, and to see what’s coming up, www.northamptonartscouncil.org.<br/>

    Sunday, Feb. 10: MARDIVAL — Mardi Gras and Carnival rolled into one amazing show. 2 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Featuring Jaimoe of the Allman Brothers Band. Jaimoe brings his Jaimoe Jasssz Band, whose music runs the gamut from classic soul and blues to sizzling southern rock and jazz say promoters who add that award-winning blues guitarist Duke Robillard (pictured), whom BB King hailed as “one of the great players,” and Samirah Evans, the sultry and soulful New Orleans sensation, join the band as special guests. Paul Lieberman’s stunning new Brazilian Band, Samba SA, will bring dynamic and soulful music. $15 advance, $18 at the door. 800-838-3006. Part of the Four Sundays in February series. For more information, and to see what’s coming up, www.northamptonartscouncil.org.

  • Ready for Valentine’s Day?<br/>The big day is right around the corner, on Feb. 14. If you have loved ones in your life, and we sincerely hope you do, there are myriad opportunities right here in this calendar for you to act now so you can be a hero later. These range from workshops on making your own valentines (See “Potpourri” for Friday, Monday and Tuesday), to events where you can pick up prime chocolate offerings. These include the Arms Library on Sunday, listed under “Library.” (Note, to our regret, we listed this event under the wrong date in Thursday's print edition of the calendar) Listed under “Potpourri,” you’ll find Saturday’s annual Chocolate Fest in Turners Falls, complete with a chocolate fountain; and a Baystate Franklin Medical Center event on Tuesday. You can even practice pouring your heart out during the Valentine Word Sunday at the Greenfield Grille. See “Literary” for that one.
  • Thursday, Feb. 7: MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: The Collected Poets Series featuring Cindy Snow (pictured) and Betsy Wheeler. 7 p.m. Snow’s writing has appeared in the Massachusetts Review, Peace Review, Worcester Review and elsewhere. Wheeler is author of the poetry collection “Loud Dreaming in a Quiet Room” and “Start Here,” a poetry chapbook. $2 to 4 suggested donation. Please tip the bartenders. <br/>625-6292, <br/>info@mochamayas.com.<br/><br/>
  • Friday, March 1: DAN KENNEDY CD RELEASE PARTY for “Intuition” at the Arts Block Cafe, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Featuring Kennedy (piano), Stephen Katz (cello) and Joe Fitzpatrick (drums). While filed under the New Age/Contemporary Instrumental genre, the CD is infused with a healthy dose of rock and jazz, say promoters. For all ages. Handicapped accessible. www.theartsblock.com.<br/>
  • Saturday, March 2: ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Mardi Gras featuring Samirah Evans(pictured) and Her Handsome Devils. Recently, Evans lost her home to a fire, so this has been turned into a benefit for her. We hear that some special guests might show up. This will be on the main floor. Folks who attend the Happier Valley Comedy Show, which will be on the fourth floor (see “Potpourri” below), can come down to the Mardi Gras party afterward for a $5 donation. Evans first performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 1990, and became a regular fixture as either a leader or featured vocalist for 14 consecutive years. She has toured Europe, Asia, and both North and South America as a headliner, and shared stages with a multitude of legendary artists from B.B. King and James Brown, to New Orleans own Queen of Soul, Irma Thomas. <br/>http://theartsblock.com<br/>
  • Saturday, Feb. 9: PATTY LARKIN in concert. 7:30 p.m. Next Stage, Putney, Vt. Larkin is part of the urban-folk/pop music phenomenon that spun off of the singer-songwriter explosion of the ’70s, reinterpreting traditional folk melodies, rock, pop, bossa nova, drawing on anything from Dylan (Bob) to Dylan (Thomas). She has been described as “riveting” by the Chicago Tribune. Advance general admission $20, $18 students or seniors, $23 at the door. Tickets available Turn It Up in Brattleboro, Vt., and Offerings in Putney or  <br/>www.nextstagearts.org.
  • A CHOCOLATE FEST, First Congregational Church of Greenfield, 43 Silver St., Greenfield. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chocolate-covered strawberries, bananas, cherries, pretzels, marshmallos, apples, melon, pineapple and more. There will be a chocolate fountain for dipping. Also, chocolate pies, chocolate cakes, red velvet cake, chocolate cupcakes, brownies, and fudge from Mo’s Fudge Factor. Also, chocolate truffle coffee, hot chocolate and drawings. <br/>
  • Sunday, Feb. 10: MARDIVAL — Mardi Gras and Carnival rolled into one amazing show. 2 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Featuring Jaimoe of the Allman Brothers Band (pictured).  Jaimoe brings his Jaimoe Jasssz Band, whose music runs the gamut from classic soul and blues to sizzling southern rock  and jazz say promoters who add that award-winning blues guitarist Duke Robillard, whom BB King hailed as “one of the great players,” and Samirah Evans, the sultry and soulful New Orleans sensation, join the band as special guests. Paul Lieberman’s stunning new Brazilian Band, Samba SA, will bring dynamic and soulful music.  $15 advance, $18 at the door. 800-838-3006. Part of the Four Sundays in February series. For more information, and to see what’s coming up, www.northamptonartscouncil.org.<br/>
  • Sunday, Feb. 10: MARDIVAL — Mardi Gras and Carnival rolled into one amazing show. 2 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Featuring Jaimoe of the Allman Brothers Band.  Jaimoe brings his Jaimoe Jasssz Band, whose music runs the gamut from classic soul and blues to sizzling southern rock  and jazz say promoters who add that award-winning blues guitarist Duke Robillard (pictured), whom BB King hailed as “one of the great players,” and Samirah Evans, the sultry and soulful New Orleans sensation, join the band as special guests. Paul Lieberman’s stunning new Brazilian Band, Samba SA, will bring dynamic and soulful music.  $15 advance, $18 at the door. 800-838-3006. Part of the Four Sundays in February series. For more information, and to see what’s coming up, www.northamptonartscouncil.org.<br/>

Editor’s note: Because of the storm predicted for late Friday and into Saturday, it is likely that many events on those days will be cancelled. If possible, please call ahead before venturing out.

Thursday 7

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.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Hayes Carll. Travis Linville opens. $17.50, $20. www.iheg.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. Celtics vs. Los Angeles at 8 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.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S,

47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: The Collected Poets Series featuring Cindy Snow and Betsy Wheeler. 7 p.m. Snow’s writing has appeared in the Massachusetts Review, Peace Review, Worcester Review and elsewhere. Wheeler is author of the poetry collection “Loud Dreaming in a Quiet Room” and “Start Here,” a poetry chapbook. $2 to 4 suggested donation. Please tip the bartenders.

625-6292,

info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

WINTER DANCE CONCERT presented by Hampshire College students. 8 p.m. Hampshire College, Main Dance Studio, Amherst. A multifaceted and whimsical dance concert with works by student choreographers and guest artists. $10 general admission, $5 students and seniors. Continues Friday and Saturday. 559-5889,

hampdancereservations@gmail.com. Handicap accessible.

Films

“THE PREP SCHOOL NEGRO,” a documentary, will be shown at Greenfield Community College, Stinchfield Lecture Hall. 2 p.m. Reception and question and answer session follows in the Naham-Watson Library with Director Andre Robert Lee. Free. In “The Prep School Negro,” Andre takes a journey back in time to revisit the events of his adolescence while spending time with current-day pep school students of color and their classmates to see how much has really changed. 775-1336.

www.theprepschoolnegro.org.

Libraries

Note: To our regret, we made an error and listed the Arms Library’s Hug Your Library Day Open House on this date. Please look under the Sunday listings, where it belonged in the first place

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

“UNBUTTONED, An Evening of Spoken Word” with featured readers Mel Bosworth and Christy Crutchfield. 7 to 9 p.m. Luthier’s Co-Op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. Six open mic slots for five-minute long readings. Open-mic participants selected on a first-come, first-served basis. 527-8278.

Music

JAZZ COMPOSERS CONCERT presented by the Graduate Chamber Jazz Ensemble and Jazz I Ensemble. 8 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass, Amherst. Free.

KEVIN PARRY hosts open mic Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Marina Restaurant, Route 5, Brattleboro, Vt. Free. To sign up for a 20-minute slot, call

802-257-7563.

www.kevinparrymusic.com. Participating musicians receive 50 percent off dinner.

Potpourri

“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 February.

Speakers

“GLOBAL WARMING AND POLITICAL INTIMIDATION” a talk by internationally regarded climatologist Raymond Bradley. 7 p.m. Wendell Library, 7 Wendell Depot Road, Wendell. Bradley is a UMass distinguished professor in the Deptartment of Geosciences and director of the department’s Climate System Research Center. In his talk, he will give an assessment of global warming and argue that influential utility and energy interests finance politicians, set out to destroy the reputations of climatologists and work to make it appear that science is wrong. Free.

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.

Friday 8

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Live music in the Sports Bar with Curly Fingers Dupree from 8 to 11 p.m. No cover. Then Top 40, hip-hop, dance and many other requests in The Extra Point Nightclub with DJ Drew at

10 p.m. No cover.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. An Evening with The Residents. $25, $30. ∎ 10 p.m. Who’da Funk It? Wishbone Zoe opens. $8, $10. www.iheg.com.

THE MONTAGUE INN, 485 Federal St., Route 63, Montague Center: TNT Productions with DJ Steve. Free Jell-o shots when you sing. 768-7336. Information also available on Facebook and http://themontagueinn.com.

PEARL STREET BALLROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8 p.m. Donna The Buaffalo. $15, $18. www.iheg.com.

PEARL STREET CLUBROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8:30 p.m. G-Eazy. Skizzy Mars opens. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, Route 63, Millers Falls. Community Smokes, rock reggae, classic rock. 9:30 p.m.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Bud — Black Crown night prizes and giveaways. Celtics vs. Denver at

6 p.m. 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 requests. 7 to

10 p.m. 802-464-5207,

www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Coffeehouse

GREAT FALLS COFFEE HOUSE, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 7 p.m. Mark and Beverly Davis performs. Mark on classical guitar and mandolin; Beverly on classical guitar. Promoters tell us to expect n original type of music informed by early folk music, classical music, and contemporary idioms such as rock and jazz. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Coffee and homemade baked goods available. The museum and museum store open during intermission. Suggested sliding scale donation $6 to $12; free for children. 863-3221,

greatfallsdicover.

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: The Peachys. 8 p.m. Tasteful mix of blues, Americana, bit of Ragtime and a smidgen of jazz. Different styles that produce different sounds, tempos and results. 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.

“THE RAP GUIDE TO EVOLUTION” presented by the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance. 8 p.m. 1000 Main St., Williamstown. Combines the wit, poetry and charisma of a great rapper with the accuracy and rigor of a scientific expert, Baba Brinkman’s show uses hip-hop as a vehicle to communicate the facts of evolution while illuminating the origins and complexities of hip-hop culture with Darwin as the inspiration. Tickets $3 with valid student ID, $10 all others. Repeats Saturday at 8 p.m. 597-2425, http://62center.williams.edu.

SECOND FRIDAY CONTRADANCE, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 8 to 11 p.m. The band includes or is at least organized by David Kaynor (fiddle, guitar, frequent caller), Peter Siegel (guitar/mandolin), and Stuart Kenney (bass/banjo). We usually have hired guests and we always welcome sit-ins. Free-will contribution; $10 suggested; barter welcome.

www.guidingstargrange.org

Films

POTHOLE PICTURES at Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, presents “Never Cry Wolf,” the true story of life among wolves. 7:30 p.m. Part lesson on the role of humans in the greater ecosystem of nature, and part impossible buddy film. One man sets out to study the dangers of wolves in the Canadian tundra, and discovers that everything he knew was wrong and his place in the world is not what he had always believed it to be. Whistlestop performs old- time music at 7 p.m. Repeats Saturday with music by Daniel Hales & the frost heaves performing indie rock, folk, country mix. $6 adults, $4 children under 12. 625-2896.

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

DAN KENNEDY CD RELEASE PARTY for “Intuition” at the Arts Block Cafe, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Featuring Kennedy (piano), Stephen Katz (cello) and Joe Fitzpatrick (drums). While filed under the New Age/Contemporary Instrumental genre, the CD is infused with a healthy dose of rock and jazz, say promoters. For all ages. Handicapped accessible. $10, $7 if purchased in advance at

www.theartsblock.com.

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND of Louisiana performs at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown.

8 p.m. $42 advance ($38 members and students), $45 at the door. A three-course dinner preceding the concert will be served at

6 p.m. in the Clark Cafe. $27 per person. For reservations call 458-0524.

Potpourri

ADULT VALENTINE-MAKING WORKSHOPS. The Art Garden, 14 Depot St., Shelburne Falls. Friday, Feb. 8, and Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6 to 9 p.m. Organizers will provide inspiring and whimsical examples, personalized guidance, and a plethora of materials for you to create your own one-of-a-kind valentines and/or a set of block-printed cards. No prior art experience needed. $20 per workshop, all materials included. Members get 10 percent discount. Registration requested: 413-625-2782 or csartgarden@gmail.com 413-625-2782. www.theartgarden.org

ASHFIELD 6TH ANNUAL LOCAL FOOD POTLUCK: 6 p.m. First Congregational Church, Ashfield. Bring a dish to share prepared with locally grown ingredients and favorite recipes, growing methods and “putting food by” ideas. For information, contact John Hoffman at 625-6967 or Holly Westcott at 628-4613,

wescottha@verizon.net.

NORTHAMPTON ICE ART FESTIVAL. Work starts at 10 a.m. and completed pieces will highlight Northampton’s “Arts Night Out” 5 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to witness the creation of ice sculptures that will be at 10 locations on both sides of Main Street from Spoleto Restaurant to the Academy of Music. The sculptures will be on display throughout the weekend, or longer if the weather cooperates. ncfa@nohoarts.org.

UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE TOURING CO., comedy improve, performs at Bowker Auditorium, UMass-Amherst. Opening the 8 p.m. show will be Vocal Suspects, UMass. 8 and 10 p.m. The company cast, say promoters, is hand-picked from the best improv comedians in the country — a veritable “Next wave” of comedy superstars from the theatre that produced Amy Poehler, Horatio Sanz, Ed Helms. $20 general, $10 Five College, GCC, STCC students and youth 17 and under. 545-2511,

www.fineartscenter.com.

Speakers

CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT: Norman Rockwell’s Perspective. 2:30 p.m. Norman Rockwell Museum, Route 183, Stockbridge. Museum Curator of Education Tom Daly will share the stories behind the creation of such paintings as “The Problem We All Live With,” “Murder in Mississippi,” and “New Kids in the Neighborhood” and about Rockwell’s dedication to civil rights throughout his career. Free with museum admission.

Theater

“CAVEMAN” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“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 members are 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 9

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: the “roast” of Ed Willey in The Extra Point Nightclub from 5 to 10 p.m. DJ Ryan Interlande and others “roast.” Food, dancing, cash bar, tickets available for $10. The Extra Point Nightclub will be open to the public at 10 p.m. with DJ J-ill sinning tunes and playing requests. 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. Seth Glier. Despite his relatively young age, Glier is a seasoned troubadour, traveling all over the U.S. and performing more than 200 dates a year. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D4.

∎ 10 p.m. Orange Television. Fungus Amungus opens.

www.iheg.com.

THE MONTAGUE INN, 485 Federal St. (Route 63), Montague: Karaoke Dance Party with DJ Dr. Dudley. 768-7336. Information also available on Facebook and http://themontagueinn.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. Moose & the High Tops. Current and classic hits. 9:30 p.m.

413-659-3384.

www.route63roadhouse.com

SITZMARK, West Dover, Vt.: Kevin Parry on guitar and vocals. 6 to 9 p.m. Free. 802-464-3384.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Bruins vs. Tampa Bay at 1 p.m. Taylor’s staff reunion party for all current and former employees. Bring your funny memories and old customers with you. Beginning at 5 p.m. until close in the Sports Bar. Bruins vs. Toronto at 7 p.m. Mardi Gras Party begins at 8 p.m. DJ let’s Dance Entertainment in the Sports Bar & Disco hosted by Meghan. Saturday night madness with Katy & Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.

Coffeehouse

MANHAN CAFE, 88 Cottage St., Easthampton: 6 to 8 p.m. Linda O’Neill, member of the traditional Irish music duo “The Old Bog Road,” Orlen and Gabriel and Larry Dulong, baritone voice and guitar.

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Pamela Means 8 p.m. According to Curve Magazine, “one of the fiercest guitar players and politically-rooted musicians in the industry today.” Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292,

info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

“THE RAP GUIDE TO EVOLUTION” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

TOPHILLMUSIC CONTRADANCE PARTY, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield, 8 to 11:30 p.m. Stringrays: Rodney Miller fiddle, Peter Siegel mandolin, and Stuart Kenney upright bass and five-string banjo. Calling all dances is Will Mentor. $10. www.guidingstargrange.org

Films

POTHOLE PICTURES: “Never Cry Wolf” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

“ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU” A ship-wrecked man floats ashore on an island in the Pacific Ocean. The island is inhabited by scientist Dr. Moreau, who has turned beasts into human beings. There will be a short half-hour film before the movie: “Rocky Jones, space ranger, Part 3. Beyond the Curtain of Space,” from the 1950s Rocky Jones TV series. This is part of the monthly series of science fiction/fantasy and horror/monster movies at the Wendell Free Library, located in the center of Wendell. 1-978-544-3559.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, Main Street, Greenfield. Valentine’s Day Book Sale. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Downstairs in the basement. Many books at bargain prices. Nice selection of children’s books — name your own prices. Many music and book and movie DVDs and CDs for $1 each. Bargain area where you can fill a bag for $2. Please bring your own bag if possible. Fundraiser for the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library. 773-8031 or 773-8523.

Music

ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Mardi Gras featuring Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils & Lil’ Orphans Cajun Express. 8 p.m. Recently, Evans lost her home to a fire, so this has been turned into a benefit for her. We hear that some special guests might show up. This will be on the main floor. Folks who attend the Happier Valley Comedy Show, which will be on the fourth floor (see “Potpourri” below), can come down to the Mardi Gras party afterward for a $5 donation. Evans first performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 1990, and became a regular fixture as either a leader or featured vocalist for 14 consecutive years. She has toured Europe, Asia, and both North and South America as a headliner, and shared stages with a multitude of legendary artists from B.B. King and James Brown, to New Orleans own Queen of Soul, Irma Thomas. $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

http://theartsblock.com

DON WHITE, singer-songwriter, in concert at Temple Israel,

27 Pierce St., Greenfield. $15. Enter on Myrtle Street. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. Promoters tell us that White –– equal parts comedian, author and songwriter –– has been performing to an enthusiastic fan base in Greenfield annually for the past 13 years. He will be performing his own brand of humor and song in a concert to benefit Temple Israel programs. It has been said, “If you laugh and cry within the same 10 minutes, you either need a vacation or you are sitting in the audience at a Don White show.” 773-0201, www.templeisraelgreenfield.org.

HIGH SCHOOL HONOR BAND CONCERT at Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass-Amherst. 7 p.m. Featuring the finest high school wind and percussion musicians in New England and the Northeast. Guest conductor Jack Stamp, Indiana University of Penn. Free.

PATTY LARKIN in concert. 7:30 p.m. Next Stage, Putney, Vt. Larkin is part of the urban-folk/pop music phenomenon that spun off of the singer-songwriter explosion of the ’70s, reinterpreting traditional folk melodies, rock, pop, bossa nova, drawing on anything from Dylan (Bob) to Dylan (Thomas). She has been described as “riveting” by the Chicago Tribune. Advance general admission $20, $18 students or seniors, $23 at the door. Tickets available Turn It Up in Brattleboro, Vt., and Offerings in Putney or

www.nextstagearts.org.

QUATTRO COR: From the Forest to the Concert Hall ­—

A History of the Horn.

10:30 a.m. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. In the Woodbury Room. For ages 4 to 10 and their families. Hornists Jean Jeffries, Rebecca Krause-Hardie, Christine Mortensen and Margot Rowland take a fun and lively look at the horn from its early use outdoors to its arrival and development in the concert hall. Featuring garden hose, conch shell, alphorn, natural and modern horns. This performance will combine lecture, music and demonstration.

Potpourri

BRATTLEBORO WINTER FARMERS MARKET. Robert H. Gibson River Garden,

153 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt., every Saturday through March 30.

BEACON FIELD PLAYGROUND BOOK SALE, Roundabout Books, Kenwood St., Greenfield, noon to 5 p.m.

CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL, Harmony Lodge, located at 20 Masonic Ave. in Turners Falls (near the Farren),

9 a.m. to

2 p.m. Featuring all things chocolate — hand-dipped strawberries, chocolate-dipped fruit (bananas, cherries, pineapple, pretzels, Oreos, marshmallows and more), a chocolate fountain, decadent chocolate cakes, brownies, fudge, whoopie pies, chocolate tortes and more. Fudge from Mo’s Fudge Factor and other vendors. This is a fundraiser for the Turners Falls Chapter No. 181 Order of Eastern Star. 13-774-6685.

ENVISIONING A BETTER GREENFIELD ­— Community Workshop. 1 p.m. Four Rivers Charter Public School, 248 Colrain Road, Greenfield. To kick off the Greenfield Sustainable Master Plan. Share ideas about how to create a better, more sustainable Greenfield. Discuss economic development, housing needs, transportation options and protecting natural and historic resources. Refreshments served. Free. For more information about this event or the Master Planning process go to www.greenfieldmasterplan.com or like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/greenfieldsustainablemasterplan.

HAPPIER VALLEY COMEDY SHOW and special guest from Boston perform improvised comic theater. 7:30 to 9 p.m., on the fourth floor of the Arts Block Cafe, 289 Main St., Greenfield. $7 in advance online at www.theartsblock.com or $10 at the door. All the improvisers will perform funny and fast-paced improv games together for the first time. Rated PG-13. Handicapped accessible. There will also be a Mardi Gras party that has turned into a fundraiser for singer Samirah Evans. People who attend the comedy show can join the Mardi Gras party afterward for a $5 donation. See “Music.”

HEARTS AND CARDS, Sawmill River Arts Gallery, Montague Mill, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. 1 to 4 p.m. A Valentine’s Day card making workshop in conjunction with the gallery’s “Heartwarming” art show during the month of February. Featuring colors, collage and weaving techniques. Master weaver Susan Loring-Wells will host. Materials will be provided and each participant will make a special card for that special person. Age range 8-98; families welcome. Please sign up and leave your name and phone number atsawmillriverarts@gmail.com or leave a message at 413-367-2885.

FIRE AND ICE ART WALK in Easthampton. Performances, exhibitions, poetry readings, bonfire and luminaries in venues throughout the city until 8 p.m. All events free. The day will kick off with Historical Ice Harvest on Nashawannuck Pond. Historian Denis Picard will talk about the former Easthampton enterprise of commercial ice harvesting. Learn about ice harvesting and view antique tools used from Noon to 3 p.m. at the pond. Bonfire from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Nashawannuck Pond. Free.

MASS MOCA FREE DAY, 87 Marshall St., North Adams. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors invited to explore the galleries free of charge. Performances, tours, face painting, Elevator Music Festival and more. Free tours leave the lobby every 30 minutes beginning at 11 a.m. Last tour begins at 6 p.m. 664-4481, massmoca.org.

MOLLY CANTOR POTTERY, 20 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, is hosting a show and sale introducing new pottery and sculpture designs and paintings from Florence artist Donna Estabrook. Today from 3 to 6 p.m. the studio will host a chocolate tasting reception with live music. Free. 625-2870, www.mollycantor.com.

TRACKING AT GRAVES FARM Wildlife Sanctuary in Williamsburg. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn to read tracks and signs with Naturalist David McLain. Dress warmly, bring snowshoes if heavy snow. $10 for Mass. Audubon members, $15 non-members. Registration required. 584-3009 Ext. 812 or arcadia@massaudubon.org.

THE WINTER SKY program offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center, Route 63, Northfield. An introduction to the winter constellations and the stories behind them. Stories about the Great Bear, known to some as the Big Dipper, the Seven Dancing Stars and the Queen of Ethiopia. For ages 8 and older. Free. Indoors and outdoors. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight and binoculars if you have them. Registration required by calling 800-859-2960.

Theater

“CAVEMAN” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

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

Sunday 10

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NBA, NHL, PGA Golf and College Basketball on 14 HDTVs.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Rainy Day People: the Gordon Lightfoot and Jim Croce Tribute. $15, $18.

www.iheg.com.

THE MONTAGUE INN, 485 Federal St., (Route 63), Montague: Free Pool.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Join Kathy in the Sports Bar opening at noon. Watch on 11 50-inch HDTVs. Bruins vs. Buffalo at 7 p.m. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports bar. 773-8313.

www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Ray Mason, the Godfather of the New England music scene. 2 p.m. Free admission; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Films

THE DEAD OF WINTER FILM SERIES: Free Films for the Frozen, presents “Monsoon Wedding” (2011). Written by Sabrina Dhawan, directed by Mira Nair. 7 p.m. The Montague Bookmill, 440 Greenfield Road Montague, 413-367-9206 Movies shown Sundays through March 3.

www.montaguebookmill.com

Literary

ARMS LIBRARY, Bridge and Main streets, Shelburne Falls: To celebrate “Library Lovers Month,” the library will host Hug Your Library Day Open House. 1 to 4 p.m. (Please note: to our regret, the print edition had the wrong day for this event. This is the correct information) Meet and greet fellow library lovers. Cake by Marty, music by Les Patlove’s Jazz Group and updates about how the “Put a Roof On It Campaign” to repair the library roof has been progressing. Chocolate delights for purchase from Mo’s Fudge Factor and Mocha Maya’s. Sales to benefit the library. Free. Free-will donations accepted. 625-6728.

VALENTINE WORD: Love & Heartbreak. 1 p.m. Greenfield Grille, 30 Federal St., Greenfield. Opportunities for anyone to read a poem, prose, etc. on Love and/or Heartbreak. Slots will be five minutes. Participants can read more than once after everyone has had a chance to read. Tables of local writers books and a few local artists showing their art work for sale. Food and drinks available. $1 to $5 donation. For more information on Facebook events information:

www.humanerrorpublishing.com.

Music

EVENTIDE SINGERS, the only hospice choir in the state, presents a benefit concert. 3 p.m. First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St., Greenfield. Eventide is an all-volunteer gathering of singers whose primary purpose is to sing in small ensembles for anyone whose illness may confine them to their home or care facility and for the terminally ill and their caregivers. The concert program will include songs such as “Swing Down Chariot,” three spirituals arranged by Ysaye Barnwell from Sweet Honey in the Rock, an “Alleluia” chorus by Mozart and “My Life Flows on in Endless Song.” The program will also feature “Sim Shalom,” Hebrew text in a composition by Linda Hirshhorn, “Plovi Barko” from Croatia arranged by Greenfield Harmony director Mary Cay Brass and “O Sing to Me of Heaven.” The concert will also feature three speakers who will offer their reflections on Eventide’s singing for their loved ones. Suggested donation of $10 to $15. For information, call 625-2082 or email eventidesingers@verizon.net. See Joseph Marcello’s Encores & Curtain Calls column Page D5.

MARDIVAL — Mardi Gras and Carnival rolled into one amazing show. 2 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Featuring Jaimoe of the Allman Brothers Band. Jaimoe brings his Jaimoe Jasssz Band, whose music runs the gamut from classic soul and blues to sizzling southern rock and jazz say promoters who add that award-winning blues guitarist Duke Robillard, whom BB King hailed as “one of the great players,” and Samirah Evans, the sultry and soulful New Orleans sensation,

join the band as special guests. Paul Lieberman’s stunning new

Brazilian Band, Samba SA, will bring dynamic and soulful music. $15 advance, $18 at the door. 800-838-3006. Part of the Four Sundays in February series. For more information, and to see what’s coming up, www.northamptonartscouncil.org.

Potpourri

CABIN FEVER SEED SWAP at Green Fields Market meeting room, Main Street, Greenfield. 1 to 4 p.m. This informal and fun event brings together novices, experts and everyone in between. Bring seeds of all kinds, questions, experiences and excitement for growing. For more information, contact Melinda McCreven at melindamccreven@hotmail.com, facebook.com/greenfieldsunflowers.

CHOOSING COLORS at Metaphor Yarns, 623 Mohawk Trail, Shelburne. 1 to 3 p.m. Participate in a demonstration with Greenfield color expert Gail Callahan. She will show how to choose colors that work together and complement each other. Good color combinations for wardrobe, garden and home. Bring your own colored pencils and purchase the Color Grid by Callahan $8. Event is free.

625-9191.

www.metaphoryarns.com.

CONWAY LOCAL FOOD POTLUCK SUPPER, 5 p.m. Conway Town Hall, Main Street, Conway. Bring a dish to share featuring locally grown ingredients. Talk about what food you have grown, gathered, raised or hunted for this past year. Beverages provided. For information or ideas for simple local food dishes, contact Mary McClintock at 522-5932 or mmcclinto@yahoo.com.

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.

Theater

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

Monday 11

Clubs

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Celtics vs. Charlotte at 7 p.m. 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.

Literary

ELAN BARNEHAMA, author of “Finding Bluefield,” will read from and sign his book. 7 p.m. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. “Finding Bluefield” is a lesbian themed, multi-generational family saga spanning 1960 through 1983. 587-1017.

Speakers

NORTHFIELD KIWANIS SPEAKERS SERIES presents Town Master Plan Steering Committee members Jack Spanbauer (selectman), and Rich Fitzgerald (Chair of the Town Planning Committee). They will discuss the scope of the plans, its timetable, etc. 7 p.m. Northfield Town Hall. Social half-hour and dinner at 6 and 6:30 p.m. If planning to eat, RSVP Steve Stoia at 498-5921 by Thursday or Friday before the meeting.

Tuesday 12

Clubs

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

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. Fat Tuesday in the Sports Bar. Bruins vs. NY Rangers at 7:30 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Trivia at 7 p.m. Open Beer Pong tournament with Dan starts at 9 p.m. 773-8313.

Music

SONGS OF LOVE, FRIENDSHIP and Caring: A Valentine’s Concert featuring Moonlight and Morning Star. 1 p.m. Gill/Montague Council on Aging, (Montague Senior Center), 62 Fifth St., Turners Falls. The vocal duo will be joined by Ben Kohn on piano. Ballads, blues, jazz, poetry and folk songs. Free.

VISITING WORLD MUSIC ARTISTS CONCERT featuring Blood Drum Spirit ensemble (globally-inspired music). 8 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass, Amherst. Royal Hartigan, composer/percussionist and UMass alum 1981, performs with his quartet: David Bindman, sax; Art Hirahara, piano and Wes Brown, bass. $3 UMass students; $5 other students, seniors and children under 18; $10 general public. 545-2511, fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.

Potpourri

ADULT VALENTINE-MAKING WORKSHOPS conclude. See Friday’s listing.

CHOCOLATE FANTASY at Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s conference room, 164 High St., Greenfield. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wide variety of chocolate items, Valentine-related crafts, penny candy table, grab bag table including grab bags for children, silent auction. Clinical Notes, BFMC’s women’s a cappella chorus, will perform a Valentine concert at 12:15 in the main lobby. Funds raised will support BFMC’s Rehabilitation Department to help fund the purchase of a “Wii-HAB,” an interactive game system for physical, occupational, pediatric, geriatric and neurological rehabilitation.

Wednesday 13

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Kara’s Wednesday Trivia from 7 to 8 p.m. followed by Hump Night Karaoke in the Sports Bar hosted by Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. No cover.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Stew and the Negro Problem. $20, $25. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Celtics vs. Toronto 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.

“NIICUGNI” performance work by Bessie-award winning Native Alaskan choreographer Emily Johnson and Catalyst Dance.

7:30 p.m. Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College, Keene, N.H. $20 adults, $13 seniors, children, KSC alumni, faculty and staff; $5 KSC students. Call the box office at 603-358-2168,

www.keene.edu/racbp.

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.

Speakers

GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE Senior Symposia, Main Street, Greenfield. 2 to

4 p.m. Amanda Lange will present The Connecticut River Valley and the China Trade. The lucrative 18th- and 19th-century China trade fed a brisk market for tea and exotic luxuries such as porcelain punch bowls, patterned silks, glided lacquer ware and ivory chess sets, many of them specifically designed to appeal to Western tastes. Drawing on objects from Old Deerfield’s extensive collection, Lang will illustrate that Valley inhabitants owned and consumed goods of the China trade. $10. To register call 775-1661, www.gcc.mass.edu/community_education.

Theater

“CAVEMAN” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

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