Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 14 - 20
Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra
We don’t have much room for pictures in this calendar, alas, but we had to run this one. You don’t want to miss this concert. From beautiful classical music, to folk dances, to the blues, to Lady Gaga, this orchestra can deliver. As an added bonus, these are musicians from our area. Expect fun, expect to be wowed. See you there. More information under “Music.”
“Truth,” an original opera by our very own Old Deerfield Productions, was first staged last year to sold-out audiences. It returns to Northampton Saturday for one show before starting its national/international tour. This is a chamber version of the opera and now features a New York ensemble of five singers playing multiple roles and a seven-piece chamber orchestra conducted by composer Paula M. Kimper. “Truth,” say organizers, follows the life and legacy of Sojourner Truth, a complicated, brilliant woman who, though illiterate, was a relentless and articulate champion of those deprived of justice and freedom. The role of Sojourner Truth will be sung by Mari-Yan Pringle (pictured above), a member of the cast of the 75th Anniversary National Tour of George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.” Pringle garnered glowing reviews and was deemed a “stand out” with a voice that created “a sultry atmosphere.” Her success led to delivering what has been called a refreshingly and “beautifully rendered ... fierce Serena” and she has reprised the role in several houses abroad in Berlin, Bremen, Köln, Leipzig, and Mannheim. See “Theater.”
WINKLEPICKER festival kicks off Friday with a “Night of Love and Choco-late” at Elmer’s, 396 Main St., Ashfield. 5 p.m. Dinner followed by all the chocolate in various forms you can eat across at the Inn. Festival continues Saturday and Sunday. This is a three-day celebration, now in second year, of New Orleans-style food, music and culture. The festival will feature a New Orleans dinner, cooking class and music by Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Eilen Jewell, Charles Neville, The Primate Fiasco and the Salvation Alley String Band.
Photo by Nayana Glazier.
Ashley Blom as Alice in the New Renaissance Player's production of "Alice in Wonderland," which opens Friday.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. “Love Stinks/Let’s Drink” Anti Valentines Day Party. All single guys and girls come join us for drinks and open mic with Curly Fingers Dupree and dedicate a song to bash your ex. Party starts at 8 p.m. Music begins at 8:30 p.m. Anti-Valentine drink specials. No cover.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 & 10 p.m. Ryan Montbleu Band. $15, $18.
DEJA BREW, 57A LOCKES VILLAGE ROAD, Wendell: The Roosters. Classic rock dance. Music by Bruce Scofield and Mark Feller. 8 to 10:30 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrew.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
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. 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.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 8 p.m. Allie Farris. With her first piano lesson at age 7, Farris began her journey of creativity through music and the growing realization that this would be her life’s work. Raised on a steady diet of classic rock, she fell in love with the songs of Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Tom Petty, The Band and more. The popular music of the ’70s and ’80s is the primary influence for the songs that she writes and performs today — piano driven, melodically soaring, lyrically focused and emotionally rich. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SMITH COLLEGE MFA THESIS CONCERT will be performed at 8 p.m. in Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, Smith College, Northampton. The dance represents the culmination of four current graduate students’ work under the title “denouement,” keeping in line with their literary theme throughout a study of dance. $9 general, $5 students and seniors, reserved seats. www.smith.edu/smitharts. Repeats Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
NEXT STAGE ARTS PROJECT presents “Last of the Blue Devils” with guest host and curator Louis Erlanger. 1978 reunion of legendary musicians, featuring performances by Count Basie, Big Joe Turner, pianist Jay McShann and more, all playing in Kansas City style. Part of the Reeling in American Music. 7 p.m. 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. $5 suggested donation.
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.
AMITY GAIGE, local writer and teacher, will read from her new novel, “Schroder.” 8 p.m. Amherst College Alumni House, Amherst. Jennifer Egan calls Gaige “a fresh, forceful young voice in American letters,” and praises “Schroder” as an “offbeat, exquisitely written novel.” Free.
ESPRESSO JAZZ performs a “Valentine’s Day Celebration” at Chandler’s at Yankee Candle, Routs 5 & 10, South Deerfield. 6 to 10 p.m. Reservations: 665-1277.
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.
THE STRAY BIRDS perform at Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 7:30 p.m. Drawing upon the richness of American folk music traditions, the signature power of the Stray Birds sound lies in outstanding songwriting that soars in three-part harmony. For ticket information, call 802-254-9276.
VALENTINES DAY AT THE BLUE ROCK, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 6 to 9 p.m. Harpist Rosemary Caine performs. No cover. Reservations recommended. 625-8133,
“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.
“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.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Rihanna concert ticket drawing night. Win two tickets to see Rihanna March 10 at TD Garden in Boston. DJ J-ill will spin tunes and hand out five entries for just coming in and more entries to win during the night. Drawing at 12:30 a.m. Must be present to win. No cover.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Josh Levangie and The Mud, Blood & Beer Band. 9 to 11:30 p.m. Singing Johnny Cash favorites and more. 978-2739,
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Melissa Ferrick. Folk-rock. $22.50, $25. ∎ 10 p.m. Moufy. Matt Maratea. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com.
SHUTESBURY ATHLETIC CLUB, 282 Wendell Road, Shutesbury. Crabgrass performs bluegrass, swing and gypsy jazz. 259-1474.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Bruins vs. Buffalo at 7 p.m. Harpoon Night prizes and giveaways. 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,
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: The Equalites. Six piece reggae-rock-roots-dub-ska-R&B band. 8 p.m. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, email@example.com.
AMHERST INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: Every Friday night, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Bangs Community Center, Boltwood Walk, Amherst Center. Dances from the Balkans, Middle Eastern Europe, more. You need not bring a partner. Live music first Fridays of the month. Some teaching. Beginners welcome. Donation. 549-6748.
GUIDING STAR GRANGE, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Contra dance with Maine duo Pam Weeks (fiddle, mountain dulcimer) and Bill Olson (guitar, calls). New England, Quebecois and old-time tunes. Beginners’ workshop at 7:30 p.m. Dance 8 to 11 p.m. $8 to $10. All welcome. No experience required; no partner necessary. 207-666-3709 or
MFA THESIS DANCE CONCERT repeats. See Thursday’s listing.
“FREEDOM RIDERS,” two-hour documentary, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. in “the back corner” at Bruce’s Browser, 1497 Main St., near the uptown common, Athol. From May until December 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives, many endured savage beatings and imprisonment, for simply traveling together on buses as they journeyed through the Deep South. Determined to test and challenge segregated travel facilities, the Freedom Riders were greeted with mob violence and bitter racism, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism. Free. 978-249-3978.
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.
THIRD FRIDAY OPEN PROSE AND POETRY at Arms Library, Bridge and Main Streets, Shelburne Falls. 7 p.m. Free. Refreshments, handicap accessible from downstairs. Arrive before 7 p.m. to sign up for a five-minute open mic slot; one 10-minute slot available. Listeners welcome. 625-0306.
FACULTY FLUTE RECITAL at Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass-Amherst. Christopher Krueger, Renaissance flute with guest Stan Charkey, Renaissance lute. Music from the Renaissance on original instruments. $3 UMass students, $5 other students, seniors, children under 18; $10 general public. 545-2511, fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.
HAPPY VALLEY GUITAR ORCHESTRA with Peter Blanchette, musical director. 8 p.m. Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield. A true avant-garde orchestra comprised of 20 local talented, enthusiastic, acoustic and electric guitarists from widely varied traditions. Highlights of the HVGO repertoire include Blanchette’s “Fantasy for Oud and Electric Guitar Orchestra,” based on 19th-century Armenian oud master Tatyos Eksersyan, Blanchette’s pulsing arrangements of Bartok’s Romanian folk dances, Sz. 56, BB 68, Arvo Pärt’s Fratres (originally for eight cellos), unforgettable excerpts from Philip Glass’ opera Satyagraha, M.K. Gandhi in South Africa and colorful arrangements of Led Zeppelin and Lady Gaga. $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
LILY HENLEY/LAURA CORTESE, Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 9:30 p.m. Henley is a singer, songwriter and fiddler who is fast gaining recognition as one of the most unique and passionate voices on the acoustic music scene, say promoters, who add that Cortese has emerged among the most intriguing and versatile, musicians in the bountiful New England post-folk scene. $7 in advance, $10 at the door.
PUNCH BROTHERS in concert. Anais Mitchel opens.
8 p.m. Calvin Theater 19 King St., Northampton. $25, $35.
ANNUAL ROUNDHOUSE OLD-TIME MUSIC WEEKEND at The Roundhouse, 68 Van Nuys Road, East Colrain. 6 p.m. tonight, through Sunday at 2 p.m. Bring your instruments, dancing shoes and enthusiasm. Share stories, your knitting techniques, play a little chess and music together. Jam in little groups and more. Come and stay as long as you wish. Beds and couches available. Bring a sleeping bag and dish for potluck each meal. BYOB. $10 donation requested. 624-5140, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WINKLEPICKER festival kicks off with a “Night of Love and Choco-late” at Elmer’s, 396 Main St., Ashfield. 5 p.m. Dinner followed by all the chocolate in various forms you can eat across at the Inn. Festival continues Saturday and Sunday. This is a three-day celebration, now in second year, of New Orleans-style food, music and culture. The festival will feature a New Orleans dinner, cooking class and music by Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Eilen Jewell, Charles Neville, The Primate Fiasco and the Salvation Alley String Band. See Saturday and Sunday listings.
www.winklepickerfest.com. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D4.
THE WIYOS with Mike and Ruth in concert. 7:30 p.m. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, downtown Putney, Vt. Vaudevillian ragtime-jugband-blues-hillbilly-swing trio, and indie roots music husband-and-wife team in concert. $17 general, $15 students and seniors. For reservations and more information: 802-254-9276, www.brownpapertickets.com.
“ALICE IN WONDERLAND” presented by New Renaissance Players. 7:30 p.m. Shea Theater, Avenue A, Turners Falls. Repeats Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m., Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 23 and 24 at 3 p.m. Join Alice as she wanders through Wonder-land to meet some of literature’s most iconic characters. The play features Lewis Carroll’s quirky, humorous, and fanciful dialogue from both “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass.” Featuring original music composed and performed by Greenfield’s Daniel Hales and the frost heaves. The New Renaissance Players is the Shea’s own residential company. For more information or to purchase tickets online visit theshea.org. See Joseph Marcello’s Encores & Curtain Calls column Page D5.
“CAVEMAN” continues. See Thursday’s listing.
“THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.” presented by Ja’ Duke Center for the Performing Arts. 7 p.m. Greenfield High School, Lenox Avenue, Greenfield. Repeats Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Go “under the sea” with favorite Disney characters including Sebastian, Scuttle, Flounder, Prince Eric and Ariel. This classic production contains all the songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature film and three new songs from the Broadway show. Follow Ariel into a magical kingdom fathoms below. Tickets $12 adults, $10 children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older. Purchase tickets at www.jaduke.com/shows or reserve tickets by calling 863-9901.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: Nightclub Live Music Night. Jimmy Just Quit performs for the first time from 9 p.m. to close in the Extra Point Nightclub. $5 cover includes chance to win two tickets to see Dropkick Murphys in Boston on St. Patty’s Day weekend. More entries to win throughout the night. Drawing will be during last set of the night. Must be present to win. See our cover story, Page D1.
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.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Ottomatic Slim. Chicago style blues. 9 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrew.com.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. the Grand Slambovians. $20, $25.
∎ 10 p.m. The Werks. $8, $10. www.iheg.com.
LUTHIER’S CO-OP, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton: Ray Mason. 7 to 8 p.m. No cover; tips appreciated. 527-6627.
THE MONTAGUE INN, 485 Federal St. (Route 63), Montague: Mardi Gras 2013. 8:30 p.m. Hosted by the Wild and Crazy DJ Dr. Dudley MD. Masks, music, beads and fun supplied. 768-7336. Information also available on Facebook and
PEARL STREET BALLROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 9 p.m. Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz. DJ Jay Skee and Busdriver opens. $17.50, $20. www.iheg.com.
PEARL STREET CLUBROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Heal The Destroyer. Declarations, This Coming End, The Black Heart Epidemic, Flood of Arcadia and Forest of Remorse opens. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.
ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, Millers Falls. Outerspace Band, 9:30 p.m. original rock from way back. These guys are more than worthy. Want to hear for yourself? Check out their music samples at www.outerspaceband.com
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: . 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.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 7:30 p.m. Fancy Trash with special guest Wishbone Zoe. Fancy Trash works the line between rock and folk, blending a non-traditional sensibility with the tradition of acoustic instruments to make something unique — spazzy folk-tinged acoustic indie rock. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, email@example.com.
AMHERST COLLEGE THEATER AND DANCE present “Mad Siren.” 8 p.m. Kirby Theater, Amherst College, Amherst. A political, controversial and critically acclaimed work by the internationally renowned Israeli choreographer Idan Cohen. Free. Open seating. No reservations required. Repeats Sunday at 2 p.m.
MFA THESIS CONCERT concludes. See Thursday’s listing.
MONADNOCK TRI STATE DANCE CLUB featuring music by Angela West 7 Showdowns. 7 to 11 p.m. Elmm Community Center, Durkee Street, off Parker Street, Winchester, N.H.
WARWICK 250TH ANNIVERSARY Gala Costume Ball. 8 to 11 p.m. Warwick Town Hall, Warwick. Contra dance to the music of Allemande North and Merry Company will play colonial music. Both dances will be called by Tim Van Egmond. Guests are strongly encouraged (but not required) to wear costumes from any time in Warwick’s history. Suggested donation $5 to $10 admission. Refreshments served; cash bar. Commemorative merchandise available. There are also events Sunday.
“BEHIND THE SCENES WITH BATMAN: Having Fun with the Common Core.” 1 p.m. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. Presentation from author Marc Tyler Nobleman about Batman’s forgotten co-creator Bill Finger. He reveals the lengths he went to in order to get the truth behind the creation of Batman, one of the most successful fictional characters of all time. Free with museum admission. 658-1100, www.carlemuseum.org.
THE BRATTLYN BROTHERS play classic rock at the Dover Forge Restaurant, Route 100, West Dover, Vt. 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Free. Kevin Parry on guitar and vocals, Rich Mayer on drums, Joe Santry on guitar and vocals and Ken Storey on bass and vocals. 802-464-5302,
JOSE MANUEL LEZCANO, guitarist, and Franziska Huhn, harpist, present a concert titled “Bards & Troubadours: Mostly Mediterranean Music.” 7:30 p.m. Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls, Vt. Traditional and South American. $17 adults, $13 seniors and children under 12 in advance; $10 ($15) at the door. Tickets available at Toadstool Bookshop in Keene, N.H., Brattleboro Books and at www.brattleborotix.com. For more information or directions go to www.stonechurcharts.org or call 802-463-3100.
THE ROGER SALLOOM BAND presents a concert and dance at the Garden House at Look park, Northampton. 7 p.m. Grammy Award-winner Charles Neville will perform saxophone along with rising star singer Jessica Freeman. $20, $22. Money raised to support research to cure Cystic Fibrosis. rogersalloom.com Live page or Serio’s Market in Northampton. 584-5457.
WALTER STRAUSS brings his six-string variations on “wassalou” music plus original songs and more to Arts Block Cafe, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Also, Here Come the Foxes. 8 p.m. $10. theartsblock.com.
WESTERN WIND, acclaimed six-voice a cappella ensemble based in New York City, presents its annual Winter Wonderland Weekend with a concert for workshop participants. 8 p.m. Main Hall at All Souls Church, 29 South St., West Brattleboro, Vt. The program features excerpts from their “Shakespeare in Love” and “Music Shabbat” programs. $10 at the door, $8 students/seniors. Dessert reception included. 802-254-9377, www.westernwind.org.
BOOK SALE. Friends of the Greenfield Public Library, Greenfield Public Library, Main Street, Greenfield. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Rescheduled due to weather.
“TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE” presented by Piti Theatre inspired by research about honeybees. 2 p.m. Northampton Center for the Arts, 17 New South St., Northampton. The performance blends puppetry, clowning, dance, live music and audience participation, while offering people of all ages a profound sense of the positive impact their actions can have on the environment, communities and the future of the honeybee. Tickets $8 adults, $4 for children 3 to 12, free for children under three. Tickets sold at the door.
WINKLEPICKER festival continues at Elmer’s, 396 Main St., Ashfield. 10:30 a.m. to noon, “Cooking New Orleans,” annual cooking class with Chef Carlos Neville. 2 to 3:30 p.m., Kids Mardi Gras Ball with music by The Primate Fiasco. For children and families. Face painter and masking making. 5 p.m., Dinner at Elmer’s. 8 p.m. Grown Folks Mardi Gras Ball with music by Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys with special guests The Primate Fiasco. After the Ball: the After Party continues at Elmer’s with music by The Primate Fiasco. Festival continues Sunday. All tickets available at www.winklerpickerfest.com and at Elmer’s Store. Call the store for dinner reservations. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local Column Page D4.
“ALICE IN WONDERLAND” continues. See Friday’s listing.
“CAVEMAN” continues. See Thursday’s listing.
MEMORIAL HALL THEATER, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, continues its season of live high-definition broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera in New York with a showing of Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” 12:55 p.m. Rising Italian conductor Michele Mariotti leads the new production premiere seen in a new staging by the Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer in his Met debut. Mayer’s approach transports the story from 16th century Italy to Las Vegas in 1960, with a cast led by Zeljko Lucic in the title role. $22 adults, $11 students at the door; $24 adults, $13 students online. Tickets available at Mocha Maya’s and Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls, World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield and Broadside Books in Northampton. Information and tickets available at www.sfmh.org.
“THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.” continues. See Friday’s listing.
“TRUTH,” a new American opera about the life of Sojourner Truth. 8 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Presented by Old Deerfield Productions. This is a chamber version of the opera featuring a New York ensemble of five singers playing multiple roles and a seven-piece chamber orchestra conducted by the composer Paula M. Kimper. “Truth” illuminates the life and legacy of Sojourner Truth, a complicated, brilliant woman who, though illiterate, was a relentless and articulate champion of those deprived of justice and freedom. Tickets $30, $20, $15 students/seniors. Music box office: 584-9032 or
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Dirty Johnny Karaoke Night after The Bartender Shootout. Head over to BTU after Bartender Shootout today and keep the party rolling Karaoke 6 until 10 p.m. No cover.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: John Sheldon. Up Close & Personal. 8 to 10 p.m.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. The Steeldrivers. $15, $18.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Taylor’s Tavern 16th annual Bartenders Shootout to benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Registration begins at 11 a.m. the shootout begins at 1 p.m. Make up your own team or just come enjoy the fun. Any questions, call 773-8313. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. Bruins vs. Winnipeg at 3 p.m. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports bar. 773-8313.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Pat Hull 2 p.m. According to Deli Magazine: “the Brooklyn-based songwriter’s alto and his intimate melodies are evocative of Luke Temple’s solo records before he started Here We Go Magic, and although the instrumentation, cadence and atmosphere of this material scream “country,” Pat’s melodies and guitar parts go in the direction of gently reinventing the genre rather than obeying to its exhausted axioms.” Free admission; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMHERST COLLEGE “Mad Siren” concludes. See Saturday’s listing.
THE MONADNOCK FOLKLORE SOCIETY presents an English Country Dance at the Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main St., Keene, N.H. The them will be “Dance Around Monadnock.” 2 to 5 p.m. Mary Jones of Turners Falls will be teaching and calling. Music provided by Carol Compton on keyboard and recorder and Thal Aylward on violin and viola. For experienced and novice dancers. No previous experience or partner needed. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. $10. Next dance March 17.
THE DEAD OF WINTER FILM SERIES: Free Films for the Frozen, presents “Rebel Without a Cause.” (1955) Screenplay by Stewart Stern, with Irving Shulman (adaptation) and Nicholas Ray (story). The James Dean classic with Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo. 7 p.m. The Montague Bookmill, 440 Greenfield Road Montague, 413-367-9206 Movies shown Sundays through March 3.
THE BERKSHIRE BACH SOCIETY presents “Bach Before Forty,” an organ recital by organist Peter Sykes. 4 p.m. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 67 East St., Pittsfield. $25. 528-9277, berkshirebach.org.
JESSE LEPKOFF, singer-songwriter, hosts an afternoon of warm Brazilian Bossa Nova style origins with a concert of his original songs performed by himself and acoustic ensemble Serenata Bossa Nova. 4 to 6 p.m. Mahalo Arts Center, 972 Western Ave., West Brattleboro, Vt. The concert will celebrate the release of Lepkoff’s second solo CD “I’ll Call it Ecstasy.” $12 donation with packages that include signed copies of his CDs; $15 admission and one CD; $25 admission and two CDs. For reservations call 802-254-2273 or email@example.com.
FOUR SUNDAYS IN FEBRUARY. PS22 chorus and the SciTech Band meets Young@Heart. 2 p.m. John M. Greene Hall on the Smith College campus, Northampton. (Note, the venue for this event changed.) The 5th-grade chorus from Staten Island and directed by Gregg Breinberg. They are similar to Young@Heart in the unique ways in which they interpret contemporary music. $10 adult advance; $12 adult door; $5 children advance; $7 children at the door. www.northamptonartscouncil.org
WARWICK 250TH. Ice harvesting using hand saws, ice tongs and an iron wheeled cart. 1 p.m. The ice will be buried in sawdust for use in making hand-cranked ice cream for old Home Day Festivities in August as the town celebrates its 250th anniversary.
Meet at the town beach (Moores Pond) on Wendell Road in Warwick to watch and participate.
WINKLEPICKER festival in Ashfield concludes:
∎10:30 and 11:30 a.m., Elmer’s Gospel Brunch at Congregational Church. ∎ 2 to 4 p.m., An Afternoon with Charles Neville at Elmer’s. The legendary Neville plays his music and talks about his life from the Rabbitsfoot Minstrel show to the Neville Brothers. ∎ 5 p.m. Dinner at Elmer’s. ∎ 8 p.m. Eilen Jewell with guest the Salvation Alley String Band. Tickets available at www.winklepickerfest.com. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local Column Page D4.
“ALICE IN WONDERLAND” continues. See Friday’s listing.
“THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.” concludes. See Friday’s listing.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. College Basketball Big Monday. Come watch all the games on 14 HDTVs. 413-773-8313.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Free pool all night in the sports bar. Country music with host Kathy and her candy bowl! Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Monday Madness with Big Dan in the Sports Bar. 773-8313.
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. Closed for Presidents Day. www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.
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. Celtics vs. Denver at 9 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Trivia at 7 p.m. Open Beer Pong tournament with Stacey starts at 9 p.m. 773-8313.
“THE LOVING STORY,” the definitive account of Loving vs. Virginia, the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage. 7 p.m. “the back corner” at Bruce’s Browser, 1497 Main St., Athol. Free. 978-249-3978, www.brucesbrowser.com.
CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Avenue A, Turners Falls: “Tracks & Skulls.” 10 a.m. Children of all ages and their families invited to come learn about animal tracks and skulls with Dawn Ward.
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: Dr. Seuss reading challenge. Sign up today to track reading until Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2. Get a Dr. Seuss bookmark just for signing up. Read three books, including a Seuss book if one is available, and bring in completed tracking log to get a prize at the kids desk. Open to all. For more information, call Children’s Librarian Kay Lyons at 772-1544 Ext. 5. ∎ Pre-school Story Hour at 10 a.m. For children 5 and under. Weekly hour of story and craft time with Sally Ahearn. * 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 their lunch Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part of the writer’s lunch. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more information. ∎ Classics Book Group. 6:30 to 8 p.m. This session is reading classic fiction. February’s book is “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov. No sign up needed for this members-run group.
GEORGE HOWE COLT, non-fiction writer, will read from his works. 8 p.m. Amherst Books, 8 Main St., Amherst. Colt is the bestselling author of “The Big House” (2004), which was a national Book Award finalist. Free. Refreshments.
SPOKEN WORD GREENFIELD, the third Tuesday of every month, 9 Mill St., Greenfield. Doors open at 7 p.m. Open Mic at 7:30. Ten five-minute open mic slots. Two featured writers read for 20 to 25 minutes. Bring your chap books to sell. $1 to $5 sliding scale donation. www.humanerrorpublishing.com/
MUSIC IN THE NOON HOUR at Sweeney Concert Hall, Smith College, Northampton. 12:30 p.m. Cacioppo & Debussy.” Monica Jakuc Leverett, Elsie Irwin Sweeney Professor Emerita of Music, piano, performing Pawnee Preludes by Curt Cacioppo and preludes by Claude Debussy. Free.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Trivia with Bar Manager Kara at 7 p.m. followed by Hump Night Karaoke with Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. No cover.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Caltics vs. Los Angeles at 10:30 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Bar/Restaurant Appreciation Night. Come in wearing your work shirt or show a pay stub and receive a special prize from Big Dan in the Sports Bar. Free pool for bar/restaurant employees. 413-773-8313.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ∎ 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 their lunch Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part of the writer’s lunch. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more information. www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org.
ELEANOR MORSE will present her new novel, “White Dog Fell from Sky” at 7 p.m. Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main St., Northampton. Isaac Muthethe is a medical student forced to flee South Africa after witnessing the murder of a friend. He is smuggled into Botswana, where he becomes a gardener to Alice Mendelssohn, a young American woman who has followed her husband to Africa. When Isaac turns up missing, Alice goes in search of him, beginning an experience that will change all her ideas about Africa. 586-4235, www.broadsidebooks.com.
THE BRATTLYN BROTHERS play good old rock ’n’ roll music at the Brattleboro Winter Carnival Chili Cookoff from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Marina, Putney Road, Brattleboro, Vt. For more information call 802-257-7563, www.kevinparrymusic.com.
UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA featuring soloist Elliot Lee, violin (first of three 2012-13 UMass Concerto Competition Winners). 8 p.m. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass, Amherst. Program of Brahms “Tragic Overture,” Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto in D Major” and Elgar’s “Enigma Variations. Tickets $3 UMass students, $5 other students, seniors, children under 18; $10 general public.
FEBRUARY VACATION FUN at New England Air Museum continues: Scavenger Hunt Contest. See Monday’s listing.
GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE Senior Symposia, Main Street, Greenfield. 2 to 4 p.m. Julie Brigham-Grette will present Global Climate Change and the Pioneer Valley. The Pioneer Valley landscape today is a product of the last glacial melt 20,000 to 10,000 years ago. Brigham-Grette will bring her focus up to the modern era and current issues of climate change. $10. To register call 775-1661, www.gcc.mass.edu/community_education.
“CAVEMAN” continues. See Thursday’s listing.