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Arts & Entertainment calendar: March 7 to March 13

  • Recorder/Peter MacDonald<br/> members of Ballet Renverse, shown above rehearsing at Buckland-Shelburne Elementary

    Recorder/Peter MacDonald
    members of Ballet Renverse, shown above rehearsing at Buckland-Shelburne Elementary

  • Recorder/Peter MacDonald<br/>Syrup festival Friday through Sunday<br/>The Piti Theatre Co. brings us its annual Syrup: One Sweet Performing Arts Festival Friday through Sunday. The schedule includes theater, music, dance, syrup tasting and interactive children’s performances. The talent includes members of Ballet Renverse rehearsing at Buckland-Shelburne Elementary, and Larry Hunt of Masque Theater, pictured, who is considered the leading mask performer in the U.S., according to organizers. See “Potpourri” for more information.

    Recorder/Peter MacDonald
    Syrup festival Friday through Sunday
    The Piti Theatre Co. brings us its annual Syrup: One Sweet Performing Arts Festival Friday through Sunday. The schedule includes theater, music, dance, syrup tasting and interactive children’s performances. The talent includes members of Ballet Renverse rehearsing at Buckland-Shelburne Elementary, and Larry Hunt of Masque Theater, pictured, who is considered the leading mask performer in the U.S., according to organizers. See “Potpourri” for more information.

  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Friday, 8 p.m. Trailer Park performs original songs with a wonderful vibe and irresistible groove. Dance party extraordinaire. Trailer Park has been traveling the highways and low roads of New England with a carload of saxophones since 1994. During those years it has played “barbecue music” at more than 700 shows, sleazy bars, nice clubs, weddings, bar mitzvahs, county fairs, festivals, pig roasts, you name it. They have opened for NRBQ, Rat Dog, War, Little Feat and Los Lobos. $7 in advance online, $10 at the door. For more information: www.theartsblock.com.<br/>

    ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Friday, 8 p.m. Trailer Park performs original songs with a wonderful vibe and irresistible groove. Dance party extraordinaire. Trailer Park has been traveling the highways and low roads of New England with a carload of saxophones since 1994. During those years it has played “barbecue music” at more than 700 shows, sleazy bars, nice clubs, weddings, bar mitzvahs, county fairs, festivals, pig roasts, you name it. They have opened for NRBQ, Rat Dog, War, Little Feat and Los Lobos. $7 in advance online, $10 at the door. For more information: www.theartsblock.com.

  • SIGNATURE SOUNDS PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. Matt & Shannon Heaton, Friday, 7 p.m., $12. Shannon Heaton says, “Our duo plays traditional Irish music that the kids can hang with: we’re deeply rooted in a tradition, but we bring in original, updated touches that are relevant/accessible to general music audiences.  It’s not green beer and Danny Boy — it’s heartbreaking and uplifting harmony singing, alongside blazing instrumentals.” www.parlorroommusic.com, 413-665-4036. <br/>

    SIGNATURE SOUNDS PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. Matt & Shannon Heaton, Friday, 7 p.m., $12. Shannon Heaton says, “Our duo plays traditional Irish music that the kids can hang with: we’re deeply rooted in a tradition, but we bring in original, updated touches that are relevant/accessible to general music audiences. It’s not green beer and Danny Boy — it’s heartbreaking and uplifting harmony singing, alongside blazing instrumentals.” www.parlorroommusic.com, 413-665-4036.

  • “THE HOBBIT,” Mohawk Trail Regional School’s annual play. Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 9, at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 10, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 per adult and $5 for students and senior citizens. They may be bought online from the school’s website: http://mohawkschools.org/mohawk.php. Tickets can also be purchased from the school office, from Mocha Maya’s or Mo’s Fudge Factor in Shelburne Falls, Elmer’s in Ashfield, and World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield. If you want to go, we suggest you get tickets in advance as this show could sell out.

    “THE HOBBIT,” Mohawk Trail Regional School’s annual play. Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 9, at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 10, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 per adult and $5 for students and senior citizens. They may be bought online from the school’s website: http://mohawkschools.org/mohawk.php. Tickets can also be purchased from the school office, from Mocha Maya’s or Mo’s Fudge Factor in Shelburne Falls, Elmer’s in Ashfield, and World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield. If you want to go, we suggest you get tickets in advance as this show could sell out.

  • DEERFIELD SPRING SAMPLER at the Young Building at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artisans and crafts people from 12 states. High-caliber exhibitors in a range of media, including fiber, glass, jewelry, wood and photography. Free workshops, including the return of the popular  “Ukrainian Egg Decorating,” and demonstrations. $6 adults, $1 children under 12. Food concession. Continues Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 774-7476, <br/>www.deerfield-craft.org.

    DEERFIELD SPRING SAMPLER at the Young Building at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artisans and crafts people from 12 states. High-caliber exhibitors in a range of media, including fiber, glass, jewelry, wood and photography. Free workshops, including the return of the popular “Ukrainian Egg Decorating,” and demonstrations. $6 adults, $1 children under 12. Food concession. Continues Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 774-7476,
    www.deerfield-craft.org.

  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Happier Valley Comedy Show. Saturay, 7:30 to 9 p.m. The Ha-Ha’s and their guest Sarah Wilson perform improvised comic theater titled “Shrink: Where Freud Meets Funny.” Side of Toast, the valley’s hottest sketch comedy troupe, performs scripted comedy. All the improvisers will perform funny and fast-paced improv games together for the first time ever. Rated PG-13. Handicapped accessible. $10, $7 in advance. theartsblock.com.<br/>

    ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Happier Valley Comedy Show. Saturay, 7:30 to 9 p.m. The Ha-Ha’s and their guest Sarah Wilson perform improvised comic theater titled “Shrink: Where Freud Meets Funny.” Side of Toast, the valley’s hottest sketch comedy troupe, performs scripted comedy. All the improvisers will perform funny and fast-paced improv games together for the first time ever. Rated PG-13. Handicapped accessible. $10, $7 in advance. theartsblock.com.

  • THE BRICK CHURCH MUSIC SERIES presents Christopher Houlihan, a young, gifted, organist, at 3 p.m., Sunday, at The First Church of Deerfield, 71 Old Main St., Deerfield. A Connecticut native, Houlihan graduated from Juilliard in N.Y., and now earns his living solely by performing. This is a fundraiser for the church and is co-sponsored with the American Guild of Organists/Springfield Chapter with a suggested donation of $10 at the door. Music by J. S. Bach and Louis Vierne will be heard. A reception will follow in the Caswell Library, Deerfield Academy. For further information, call 774-2657.<br/>

    THE BRICK CHURCH MUSIC SERIES presents Christopher Houlihan, a young, gifted, organist, at 3 p.m., Sunday, at The First Church of Deerfield, 71 Old Main St., Deerfield. A Connecticut native, Houlihan graduated from Juilliard in N.Y., and now earns his living solely by performing. This is a fundraiser for the church and is co-sponsored with the American Guild of Organists/Springfield Chapter with a suggested donation of $10 at the door. Music by J. S. Bach and Louis Vierne will be heard. A reception will follow in the Caswell Library, Deerfield Academy. For further information, call 774-2657.

  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Trine Cheile celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. Trine Cheile is a local mixed-media eclectic Celtic band with an emphasis on arrangements of music from the ancient Celtic to  cutting-edge contemporary, including harpist Rosie Caine’s compositions about the wildness of  the women of her country of origin: Ireland. Some of these women had fallen into obscurity, but their stories have not been forgotten as long as someone is remembering their extraordinary lives and singing their songs, say organizers. Sunday, 7 p.m. A light dinner will be served by Smithsonian Caterers starting at 6 p.m. 1794 MEETINGHOUSE, on the common at 26 South Main St., New Salem. The eclectic Celtic sounds of Rosie Caine and the Trine Cheile. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10. Children 12 and under free. Tickets in advance at www.1794meetinghouse.org. You can purchase tickets at Bruces Browser, 1497 Main St, Athol. Triene Cheile plays a diverse repertoire of Celtic favorites. Always included are the songs of those “Wilde Irish Women” whose lives and times inspire Caine to resurrect their music from history, infamy or obscurity, say promoters, who also quote Caine saying, “Trine Cheile is Gaelic for ‘cheerful disorder’ and in that spirit a motley mix came together over the years.” www.1794meetinghouse.org or 978-544-5200. <br/>

    Recorder/Paul Franz
    ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Trine Cheile celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. Trine Cheile is a local mixed-media eclectic Celtic band with an emphasis on arrangements of music from the ancient Celtic to cutting-edge contemporary, including harpist Rosie Caine’s compositions about the wildness of the women of her country of origin: Ireland. Some of these women had fallen into obscurity, but their stories have not been forgotten as long as someone is remembering their extraordinary lives and singing their songs, say organizers. Sunday, 7 p.m. A light dinner will be served by Smithsonian Caterers starting at 6 p.m. 1794 MEETINGHOUSE, on the common at 26 South Main St., New Salem. The eclectic Celtic sounds of Rosie Caine and the Trine Cheile. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10. Children 12 and under free. Tickets in advance at www.1794meetinghouse.org. You can purchase tickets at Bruces Browser, 1497 Main St, Athol. Triene Cheile plays a diverse repertoire of Celtic favorites. Always included are the songs of those “Wilde Irish Women” whose lives and times inspire Caine to resurrect their music from history, infamy or obscurity, say promoters, who also quote Caine saying, “Trine Cheile is Gaelic for ‘cheerful disorder’ and in that spirit a motley mix came together over the years.” www.1794meetinghouse.org or 978-544-5200.

  • ZYDECO CONNECTION will perform Sunday at the 5th annual Chowder Festival at Mohawk Park Family Restaurant and Pub, 175 Mohawk Trail, Charlemont. $5. Bring your dancing shoes. All proceeds benefit the 2013 Yankee Doodle Days. To enter favorite chowder, contact Carole Hall at 339-4013 or carolehall@verizon.net. The festival runs 4 to 7 p.m.<br/>www.charlemontfairgrounds.org<br/>

    ZYDECO CONNECTION will perform Sunday at the 5th annual Chowder Festival at Mohawk Park Family Restaurant and Pub, 175 Mohawk Trail, Charlemont. $5. Bring your dancing shoes. All proceeds benefit the 2013 Yankee Doodle Days. To enter favorite chowder, contact Carole Hall at 339-4013 or carolehall@verizon.net. The festival runs 4 to 7 p.m.
    www.charlemontfairgrounds.org

  • Recorder/Peter MacDonald<br/> members of Ballet Renverse, shown above rehearsing at Buckland-Shelburne Elementary
  • Recorder/Peter MacDonald<br/>Syrup festival Friday through Sunday<br/>The Piti Theatre Co. brings us its annual Syrup: One Sweet Performing Arts Festival Friday through Sunday. The schedule includes theater, music, dance, syrup tasting and interactive children’s performances. The talent includes members of Ballet Renverse rehearsing at Buckland-Shelburne Elementary, and Larry Hunt of Masque Theater, pictured, who is considered the leading mask performer in the U.S., according to organizers. See “Potpourri” for more information.
  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Friday, 8 p.m. Trailer Park performs original songs with a wonderful vibe and irresistible groove. Dance party extraordinaire. Trailer Park has been traveling the highways and low roads of New England with a carload of saxophones since 1994. During those years it has played “barbecue music” at more than 700 shows, sleazy bars, nice clubs, weddings, bar mitzvahs, county fairs, festivals, pig roasts, you name it. They have opened for NRBQ, Rat Dog, War, Little Feat and Los Lobos. $7 in advance online, $10 at the door. For more information: www.theartsblock.com.<br/>
  • SIGNATURE SOUNDS PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. Matt & Shannon Heaton, Friday, 7 p.m., $12. Shannon Heaton says, “Our duo plays traditional Irish music that the kids can hang with: we’re deeply rooted in a tradition, but we bring in original, updated touches that are relevant/accessible to general music audiences.  It’s not green beer and Danny Boy — it’s heartbreaking and uplifting harmony singing, alongside blazing instrumentals.” www.parlorroommusic.com, 413-665-4036. <br/>
  • “THE HOBBIT,” Mohawk Trail Regional School’s annual play. Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 9, at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 10, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 per adult and $5 for students and senior citizens. They may be bought online from the school’s website: http://mohawkschools.org/mohawk.php. Tickets can also be purchased from the school office, from Mocha Maya’s or Mo’s Fudge Factor in Shelburne Falls, Elmer’s in Ashfield, and World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield. If you want to go, we suggest you get tickets in advance as this show could sell out.
  • DEERFIELD SPRING SAMPLER at the Young Building at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artisans and crafts people from 12 states. High-caliber exhibitors in a range of media, including fiber, glass, jewelry, wood and photography. Free workshops, including the return of the popular  “Ukrainian Egg Decorating,” and demonstrations. $6 adults, $1 children under 12. Food concession. Continues Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 774-7476, <br/>www.deerfield-craft.org.
  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Happier Valley Comedy Show. Saturay, 7:30 to 9 p.m. The Ha-Ha’s and their guest Sarah Wilson perform improvised comic theater titled “Shrink: Where Freud Meets Funny.” Side of Toast, the valley’s hottest sketch comedy troupe, performs scripted comedy. All the improvisers will perform funny and fast-paced improv games together for the first time ever. Rated PG-13. Handicapped accessible. $10, $7 in advance. theartsblock.com.<br/>
  • THE BRICK CHURCH MUSIC SERIES presents Christopher Houlihan, a young, gifted, organist, at 3 p.m., Sunday, at The First Church of Deerfield, 71 Old Main St., Deerfield. A Connecticut native, Houlihan graduated from Juilliard in N.Y., and now earns his living solely by performing. This is a fundraiser for the church and is co-sponsored with the American Guild of Organists/Springfield Chapter with a suggested donation of $10 at the door. Music by J. S. Bach and Louis Vierne will be heard. A reception will follow in the Caswell Library, Deerfield Academy. For further information, call 774-2657.<br/>
  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Trine Cheile celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. Trine Cheile is a local mixed-media eclectic Celtic band with an emphasis on arrangements of music from the ancient Celtic to  cutting-edge contemporary, including harpist Rosie Caine’s compositions about the wildness of  the women of her country of origin: Ireland. Some of these women had fallen into obscurity, but their stories have not been forgotten as long as someone is remembering their extraordinary lives and singing their songs, say organizers. Sunday, 7 p.m. A light dinner will be served by Smithsonian Caterers starting at 6 p.m. 1794 MEETINGHOUSE, on the common at 26 South Main St., New Salem. The eclectic Celtic sounds of Rosie Caine and the Trine Cheile. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10. Children 12 and under free. Tickets in advance at www.1794meetinghouse.org. You can purchase tickets at Bruces Browser, 1497 Main St, Athol. Triene Cheile plays a diverse repertoire of Celtic favorites. Always included are the songs of those “Wilde Irish Women” whose lives and times inspire Caine to resurrect their music from history, infamy or obscurity, say promoters, who also quote Caine saying, “Trine Cheile is Gaelic for ‘cheerful disorder’ and in that spirit a motley mix came together over the years.” www.1794meetinghouse.org or 978-544-5200. <br/>
  • ZYDECO CONNECTION will perform Sunday at the 5th annual Chowder Festival at Mohawk Park Family Restaurant and Pub, 175 Mohawk Trail, Charlemont. $5. Bring your dancing shoes. All proceeds benefit the 2013 Yankee Doodle Days. To enter favorite chowder, contact Carole Hall at 339-4013 or carolehall@verizon.net. The festival runs 4 to 7 p.m.<br/>www.charlemontfairgrounds.org<br/>

Thursday 7

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Open mic night hosted by Dan, Kip and Schultzy from Curly Fingers Dupree in the Sports Bar from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. No cover.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Jen Spingla and Alyssa Kelly. Etch-a-Sketch Original folk rock. 8 to 10:30 p.m.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. James McMurty. Ray Mason opens. $20, $25. ∎ Turkuaz. $10, $13.
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. Bruins vs. Toronto at 7 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.

Dance

“HOLLOW SPACES,” a dance concert choreographed by Joshua Shane, Olana Flynn and guest artist Therese Freedman. 8 p.m. Hampshire College Main Dance Studio, Hampshire College, Amherst. $5, students and seniors $3. Continues Friday and Saturday. For reservations call 559-5889 or email
hampdancereservations@gmail.com.

Films

“A PLACE AT THE TABLE,” film exploring solutions to affordable food for all Americans.
7 p.m. Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst. The new film explores the issue of hunger in America and uncovering possible solutions. Following the screening, Western Mass. Food Bank Executive Director Andree Morehouse will lead a panel discussion with Rep. Jim McGovern D-MA who is featured in the film, and UMass professor Julie Caseell, who will discuss local and national hunger. Tickets are regular admission. www.amherstcinema.org. The film will open for a full run at Amherst Cinema March 8 through March 14.

JOHN CASSAVETES FILM SERIES at the Next Stage in Putney, Vt. 7 p.m. Tonight: “Faces” (1968. The March Film Series “Under the Influence” features four pioneering indy films by actor and director Cassavetes, curated and hosted by Clark Glennon, Brattleboro, Vt. native. $5 suggested donation.
www.nextstagearts.org.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. Knitting Circle at the Greenfield Public Library,
10 a.m. Bring your proje
ct to the LeVanway Meeting Room and join with other knitters to talk about knitting, crafts, and books. Free.
∎ 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.

Music

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.

PEONY PAVILION: CLASSIC CHINESE OPERA at Bowker Auditorium, Fine Arts Center, UMass-Amherst. 7:30 p.m. Operatic arias sung in Mandarin. “The Peony Pavilion” is one of the great epic masterpieces of the elegant Chinese Kun-style opera. A sweeping romantic tale filled with ghostly intrigue. Ticket holders are invited to a pre-performance talk at 6:45 p.m. at Bowker Auditorium with Elena Suet-Ying Chiu, professor of Chinese and a specialist in Chinese narrative and performing arts. For tickets and information call the Box Office: 545-2511.

Potpourri

AMHERST ART WALK featuring a dynamic group of changing venues in and around downtown Amherst. 5 to 8 p.m. First Thursday of the month. facebook.com/amherstartwalk.

“MUSIC & MOVEMENT at Montague Center Library, Montague Center. 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 March through June.

THE SPRINGFIELD SCIENCE MUSEUM, 21 Edwards St., Springfield, presents Culture & Cocktails event from 5 to 8 p.m. Attendees can view the museum’s featured exhibit “Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World” including outlandish electric guitars and sound experiment stations. Visitors can be photographed performing “Live at the Museums” on a special air guitar stage. Guitar-related raffles. The Charlie Galvin Band performs rock classics. For ages 21 and older. Free for members, $5 non-members. Reservations: 263-6800 Ext. 266, www.springfieldmuseums.org. For information on a Sunday concert, See Joseph Marcello’s Encores & Curtain Calls column Page D5.

Speakers

REBEKAH TOLLEY, artist in Residence, Department of Art & the History of Art, Amherst College, will give a lecture on her work. 4:30 p.m. Pruyne Lecture Hall, 115 Fayerweather, Amherst College, Amherst. Reception follows.

Theater

“THE CRUCIBLE” by Arthur Miller presented by Williams Theatre. 7:30 p.m. In the ’62 Center’s Adams Memorial Theatre, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. Continues Friday and Saturday. In this canonical American drama set during the 17th century Salem witch trials, Miller explores human cruelty and the corruption that afflicts a panicked community looking for scapegoats. Free.

Friday 8

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Friday night karaoke in the Sports Bar with Dirty Johnny from 9 p.m. to midnight followed by dancing in The Extra Point Nightclub with DJ Drew at 10 p.m. No cover.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Hobson’s Razor. Rock, reggae and funk. 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. 978-2739, www.dejabrew.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Jonathan Edwards. $28, $33. ∎ 10 p.m. The Gallery. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.

THE MONTAGUE INN, 485 Federal St., Route 63, Montague: TNT Productions with DJ Steve. 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 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 Buffalo. Pain opens. $15, $18. www.iheg.com.

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

Coffeehouse

GREAT FALLS COFFEEHOUSE, Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 7 p.m. the Doug Hewitt Group will perform highly original rock and jazz, drawing from Hewitt’s 30-plus years of songwriting. Their sound has been compared to Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell and Pat Metheny. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Coffee and homemade baked goods available. The museum and museum store are open during intermission. Suggested sliding scale donation $6 to $12; free for children Wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact the center at 863-3221.

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Randy Smith with special guest Keeghan Nolan. $12. 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.

“HOLLOW SPACES” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

Films

“FAREWELL TO FACTORY TOWNS?” 7 p.m. “the back corner” at Bruce’s Browser, Inc., 1497 Main St., Athol. The documentary raises that question for similar communities throughout the U.S. Beginning in the 1970s, the film deals with the concepts of deindustrialization, the fraying of the social safety net, globalization and neoliberalism. www.brucesbrowser.com.

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

ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: 8 p.m. Trailer Park performs original songs with a wonderful vibe and irresistible groove. Dance party extraordinaire. Trailer Park has been traveling the highways and low roads of New England with a carload of saxophones since 1994. During those years it has played “barbecue music” at more than 700 shows, sleazy bars, nice clubs, weddings, bar mitzvahs, county fairs, festivals, pig roasts, you name it. They have opened for NRBQ, Rat Dog, War, Little Feat and Los Lobos. $7 in advance online, $10 at the door. For more information: www.theartsblock.com.

BERKSHIRE SYMPHONY will stage a multifaceted presentation of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.” 8 p.m. MainStage of the ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown. Free. No tickets or reservations necessary. Repeats Saturday at 3 and
8 p.m. music.williams.edu.

DATURA TRIO with guest percussionist Shane Shanahan, a founding member of Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, in concert. 7 p.m. Friends of Music at Guilford, 37 Bee Barn Road, Guildford, Vt. $10 general, $5 students 16 and under. Desserts and beverages on sale. 802-254-3600, office@fomag.org,
www.fomag.org.

GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHORUS will open its spring semester series with a preview concert, “American Choral Music: From Colonial Times to the Present.” 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in the Music Room (Room S-358), Greenfield Community College Main Building, Greenfield. Directed by Margery Heins with soloists from the chorus and with Amy Roberts-Crawford, accompanist. This concert is a preview of a longer program to be given later in the semester. Free. 775-1171.

ROSANNE CASH, Grammy winner, in concert at the Latchis Theater, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 7:30 p.m. Cash crosses musical genres that include country, blues, folk, pop and rock. For ticket information and reservations, call 802-748-2600,
kingomcounty.com.

SIGNATURE SOUNDS PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. Matt & Shannon Heaton, 7 p.m., $12. Shannon Heaton says, “Our duo plays traditional Irish music that the kids can hang with: we’re deeply rooted in a tradition, but we bring in original, updated touches that are relevant/accessible to general music audiences. It’s not green beer and Danny Boy — it’s heartbreaking and uplifting harmony singing, alongside blazing instrumentals.” www.parlorroommusic.com, 413-665-4036.

Potpourri

“IN CELEBRATION OF WOMEN:” presentation of first awards to five community women by the League of Women Voters, Amherst. Amherst Woman’s Club, 35 Triangle St., Amherst. 6:30 p.m., reception, program at 7. Keynote speaker Rep. Ellen Story will speak on “Equity for Women and Its Advocacy in Massachusetts.” Free. 253-0633,
www.wvamherst.org.

SYRUP: One Sweet Performing Arts Festval. Piti Theater Co. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Today, Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St. Shelburne Falls, 4:30 to
5:30 p.m.: Paper Pattern Mask-Making Workshop. Masque Theater’s Larry Hunt will help children cut out a wearable mask, decorate it and discover the emotion behind it. Participants can put up their masks at Memorial Hall and be in a mask parade during Saturday’s festival, or just take them home. $5 (workshop only), $8 (workshop plus ticket for Saturday). See Saturday’s and Sunday’s listing. ptco.org/shows/syrup.

UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE TOURING CO. performs improv at Bowker Auditorium, UMass-Amherst. From the improv theatre that brought you comedians Amy Poehler, Rob Corddry and Ed Helms. $20; $10 Five College, GCC, STCC and 17 and younger. Postponed from Feb. 8. 545-2511, www.fineartscenter.com.

Speakers

“EARTH SPIRIT, EARTH JUSTICE” a lecture by Starhawk. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Franklin Patterson Hall, East Lecture Hall, Hampshire College, Amherst. Author and activist Starhawk will speak about the divide between humanity and the earth, how it relates to the divide between body and spirit, feminism and power struggles. Free. 559-5282.

Theater

“THE CRUCIBLE” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“ANNIE,’ Turners Falls High School, 222 Turnpike Road, Montague. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. Adults, $9. Students and seniors, $7.

“THE HOBBIT,” Mohawk Trail Regional School’s annual play. Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 9, at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 10, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 per adult and $5 for students and senior citizens. They may be bought online from the school’s website: http://mohawkschools.org/mohawk.php. Tickets can also be purchased from the school office, from Mocha Maya’s or Mo’s Fudge Factor in Shelburne Falls, Elmer’s in Ashfield, and World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield. If you want to go, we suggest you get tickets in advance as this show could sell out.

“JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR” performed by The Barre Players, 64 Common St., Barre. Rock opera based very loosely on the Gospel’s account of the last week of Jesus’ life, centering on the conflict between Jesus and Judas. Continues Saturday, Sunday and March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24. Tickets $16 general, $14 seniors, $10 students, $7 children 12 and under. For times and reservations call 978-355-2096 or go to www.barreplayerstheater.com.

“PINK PANTHER STRIKES BACK” presented by Stageloft Repertory Theater, 450A Main St., Sturbridge. Comedy. Continues Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. through March 17. Tickets $17 adults, $15 seniors 65 and older, $8 students 12 and younger. For reservations call 508-347-9005. Handicap accessible.

Saturday 9

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: Music in the Sports Bar with Chuck and Danny from the band Jimmy Just Quit playing an acoustic gig from 8 p.m. to midnight. DJ J-ill in the Extra Point Nightclub at 10 p.m. 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 until midnight. Every Saturday, 802-579-1785.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Village Hill. Global jazz funk rock fusion. 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrew.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Jeffrey Foucault and Peter Mulvey. $15, $18. ∎ 10 p.m. Bad Rabbits. Children of the Night open. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com.

THE MONTAGUE INN, 485 Federal St. (Route 63), Montague: Making their first appearance at the Montague Inn, Moss Hollow. Dance to your favorite oldies. 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. $3 cover. 768-7336. Information also available on Facebook and
http://themontagueinn.com.

PEARL STREET BALLROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: Ra Ra Riot. Pacific Air opens. 9 p.m. $15, $18. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Bruins vs. Philadelphia at 1 p.m. DJ Let’s Dance Entertainment in the Sports Bar and disco hosted by Meghan. Saturday night madness with Katy & Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.

Dance

“HOLLOW SPACES” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

MONADNOCK SQUARES dance at Recreation Center, 312 Washington St., Keene, N.H. 8 to 10:30 p.m. Ken Ritucci, caller and Jennie Frisella, cuer.

Fairs & Festivals

DEERFIELD SPRING SAMPLER at the Young Building at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artisans and crafts people from 12 states. High-caliber exhibitors in a range of media, including fiber, glass, jewelry, wood and photography. Free workshops, including the return of the popular “Ukrainian Egg Decorating,” and demonstrations. $6 adults, $1 children under 12. Food concession. Continues Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 774-7476,
www.deerfield-craft.org.

Films

“ICE PIRATES” shown on the big screen at Wendell Free Library, Wendell center.
7:30 p.m. In the far future water is the most valuable substance. Two space pirates are captured, sold to a princess, and recruited to help her find her father, who disappeared when he found information dangerous to the rulers. Sword fights, explosions, fighting robots, monsters, bar fights and time warps. The short “Rocky Jones, Space Ranger, Crash of Moons, Chapter 1” from the 1950s Rocky Jones TV series shown before the film. Part of the monthly series of Science Fiction/Fantasy and Horror/Monster movies. Free.

Library

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: An Afternoon in Narnia. 4 p.m. Join friends on an adventure with characters from “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis. Library staff and volunteers will create the characters and some of the scenes familiar to readers who have enjoyed these stories. Read any or all of “The Chronicles of Narnia” and celebrate the stories and characters at a party that starts in the LeVanway Meeting Room. Free. For ages 7 and up. 772-1544 Ext. 5 for more information.

Music

AFRICAN RHYTHMS AND WORLD MUSIC with Jay Cook and Steve Leicach. 10:30 a.m. In the Woodbury room of Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. With talking drums, congas, guitar and balafon, these musicians, say promoters, will take their audience on a musical journey through Africa, Brazil and the Caribbean. The audience will participate with singing, chanting and hand clapping. For ages 4 to 10 and their families.

SINGING FOR THE LOVE IT: The University Chorale and the Hampshire Young People’s Chorus Chamber Singers perform. 4 p.m. First Congregational Church, 165 Main St., Amherst. Free; donations welcome. 545-0018.

SMITH COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC presents a performance of Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” conducted by Jonathan Hirsh. 8 p.m. John M. Greene Concert Hall, Smith College, Northampton. Featuring the combined choruses of Smith College and the University of Virginia. Free.

Potpourri

ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Happier Valley Comedy Show. 7:30 to 9 p.m. The Ha-Ha’s and their guest Sarah Wilson perform improvised comic theater titled “Shrink: Where Freud Meets Funny.” Side of Toast, the valley’s hottest sketch comedy troupe, performs scripted comedy. All the improvisers will perform funny and fast-paced improv games together for the first time ever. Rated PG-13. Handicapped accessible. $10, $7 in advance. theartsblock.com.

FAMILY PORTRAIT OPPORTUNITY at Hallmark Institute of Photography, Industrial Boulevard, off Millers Falls Road, Turners Falls. Sponsored by Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Employee United Way Campaign Committee. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sittings will be scheduled in 15-minute intervals, with students from Hallmark Institute taking the portraits. $25 sitting fee, which must be paid before the sitting reservation can be confirmed. Various photo packages will be available at reasonable prices. Order enlargements at the sitting, and they will be ready for pick-up at Baystate Franklin Medical Center within two weeks. All sitting fees and proceeds from photo enlargement sales will be donated to the United Way of Franklin County. For more information or to schedule a sitting, contact Sarah Gagaris, BFMC at 773-2208.

QUABBIN’S GOT TALENT coffee house. 6:30 p.m. Davis Memorial Hall located behind First Congregational Parish,Unitarian on the Common, Petersham. Talent contest open to all ages, individuals and groups in all categories. Throughout the series, the competition will be open to the first 10 individuals or groups who sign up. Performances limited from three to five minutes each. Beverages and snacks available. For more information or to volunteer as a judge or provide prizes, contact Genevieve Fraser at 978-544-1872.

SCRABBLE TOURNAMENT at the First Congregational Church in downtown Ashfield.
1 to 4 p.m. To benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Franklin County. Hosted by ACT (Ashfield Congregational Team). Three half-hour Scrabble games played, with approximately 15-minute intervals between games. Snack bar and door prizes. Luminaria available for purchase. Registration suggested, but not required. Suggested donation $10. 625-9383.

SIGNING BASICS taught by Theresa A. King, who will provide free American Sign Language (ASL) workshop. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. Participants will learn beginning sign language skills by participating in group activities designed to teach the ASL Alphabet, how to introduce yourself in ASL and play games that will have you laughing and learning at the same time. Visitors of all ages and experience levels welcome. 587-1017, www.forbeslibrary.org.

SYRUP: One Sweet Performing Arts Festival. Piti Theater Co. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Today, Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. performances. Theatre, music, dance, syrup tasting, interactive children’s performance, special guests and free pickles. This year features Connecticut’s award-winning and internationally acclaimed Masque Theater, which has wperformed on four continents for over a million people since 1980. Masque founder Larry Hunt is considered the leading mask performer in the U.S., say promoters. The
2 p.m. performance for family audiences features Piti Theatre Co.’s “To Bee or Not to Bee” with live music by Carrie Ferguson, who is touring New England after returning from performances in Switzerland. This performance includes special guests from Ballet Renverse and will be followed by a honey-tasting from Harvard Square honey boutique Follow the Honey. There will also be a short piece from Masque Theater, a children’s mask parade, Ballet Renverse’s “Dance of the Honeybees” and the first ever “SYRUP Story,” a short comedy about maple sugaring created for the festival by the Wheeler Play Group, a teen theatre ensemble from Orange. The 7 p.m. program for ages 8 and up includes Larry Hunt of Masque Theater staging his signature theatrical variety show “This World, the Next and then the Peach Orchard.” This nonverbal performance has toured around the globe and includes over 20 masks and puppets in 11 different situations. Other performances include national touring comedic actor Jack Golden sharing his juggling, sketch-comedy and straight-theatre skills, brother-sister acoustic duo June and the Bee, Northampton singer-songwriter Carrie Ferguson and MC Jonathan Mirin from Piti Theatre Co. Tickets available at the door, $5 (afternoon), $12 (evening), $15 (all-day bucket pass). Ticket holders are entitled to discounts and treats around the village over the weekend. Details at www.ptco.org/shows/syrup. See Friday’s and Sunday’s listing.

Speakers

“EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY IN NEW ENGLAND: From Heliography to the Handheld Kodak, 1830-1900.” 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Deerfield Community Center, 16 Memorial St., Deerfield. Free. This event is now full, according to the Historic Deerfield website:
www.historic-deerfield.org.
775-7127.

Theater

“THE CRUCIBLE” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

“ANNIE,’ continues, see Friday’s listing.

“THE HOBBIT,” continues, see Friday’s listing.

“JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“PINK PANTHER STRIKES BACK” continues. See Friday’s listing.

Sunday 10

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. March Madness Conference Tournaments on 14 HDTVs.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Steve Crow, Peter Kim and Joe Fitzpatrick. Warped Americana. 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
978-544-2739, www.dejabrew.com.

THE MONTAGUE INN, 485 Federal St., Route 63, Montague: Free Pool. 768-7336. Also available on Facebook and http://themontagueinn.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Join Kathy in the Sports Bar opening at noon. Celtics vs Oklahoma City at 1 p.m. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports Bar. 773-8313.

Coffeehouses

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Patti Rothberg, 2 p.m. New York City born and bred singer-songwriter. Free. Tips welcome.

Literary

ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Signing party for Enlightened Media Group, a publishing company in Shelburne Falls that has successfully produced a first edition printing of a tarot deck titled “Tarot of Saqqara.” 1 to
4 p.m. the artwork is derived from the original paintings of the local visionary artist Donald Beaman of Charlemont. Catered food, cash bar and a chance to meet the artist/author and purchase decks.

Music

ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Trine Cheile celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. Trine Cheile is a local mixed-media eclectic Celtic band with an emphasis on arrangements of music from the ancient Celtic to cutting-edge contemporary, including harpist Rosie Caine’s compositions about the wildness of the women of her country of origin: Ireland. Some of these women had fallen into obscurity, but their stories have not been forgotten as long as someone is remembering their extraordinary lives and singing their songs, say organizers. 7 p.m. A light dinner will be served by Smithsonian Caterers starting at 6 p.m. Reservations and menu options available online. Tickets for the music: $7 online, $10 at the door. http://theartsblock.com

THE BRICK CHURCH MUSIC SERIES presents Christopher Houlihan, a young, gifted, organist, at 3 p.m., at The First Church of Deerfield, 71 Old Main St., Deerfield. A Connecticut native, Houlihan graduated from Juilliard in N.Y., and now earns his living solely by performing. This is a fundraiser for the church and is co-sponsored with the American Guild of Organists/Springfield Chapter with a suggested donation of $10 at the door. Music by J. S. Bach and Louis Vierne will be heard. A reception will follow in the Caswell Library, Deerfield Academy. For further information, call 774-2657.

THE JAZZ ENSEMBLES OF MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE’S annual recreation of a live 1940s radio broadcast directed by Mark Gionfriddo with WWLP-TV meteorologist Brian Lapis as emcee. 2 and 7 p.m. Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley. The Mount Holyoke Big Band, Vocal Jazz and Chamber Jazz ensembles perform well-known tunes from the swing ear, including music by Irving Berlin, the Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, George Gershwin, Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa and Harry James, among others. $20 premium front and center seating; $15 regular seating; $10 seniors and students. Tickets available at Odyssey Bookshop, Village Commons and The Northampton Box Office. 586-8686 or 800-THE-TICK or nbotickets.com.

THE WENDELL SINGERS will sponsor a Community Sing-along. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wendell Town Hall. Free. Snacks and drinks provided. Bring songs, instruments and your voices.

ZYDECO CONNECTION will perform at the 5th annual Chowder Festival at Mohawk Park Family Restaurant and Pub, 175 Mohawk Trail, Charlemont. $5. Bring your dancing shoes. All proceeds benefit the 2013 Yankee Doodle Days. To enter favorite chowder, contact Carole Hall at 339-4013 or carolehall@verizon.net. The festival runs 4 to 7 p.m.

www.charlemontfairgrounds.org

Potpourri

SYRUP: One Sweet Performing Arts Festival. Piti Theater Co. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Today, Hart Yoga, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. 1 to 4 p.m. Mask Movement Workshop for ages 15 and older. Masque Theater’s Larry Hunt leads a “Mask Movement” workshop for theatre/movement students or professionals interested in exploring the nonverbal elements of masks, or anyone else who wants to have fun. Mask skills learned can be applied to other forms of performance including acting, puppetry, dance, music and public speaking. $30 to $20 for students (financial aid available). Limited to 15 participants. Walk-ins accepted as space allows. Workshop registration: 413-625-6569, info@ptco.org. Details at www.ptco.org/shows/syrup. See Friday’s and Saturday’s listing.

Speakers

PONTIAC’S WAR: Cross Cultural Conflict in America’s Borderlands, 1763-1765. 2 p.m. Deerfield Community Center, 16 Memorial St., Deerfield. Dr. Colin Calloway will explain how the bloody clashes between Native people, the British army and colonial settlers and militia commonly referred to as Pontiac’s War can be considered the first American war for independence. Calloway is a professor of history and Native American studies at Dartmouth College. Free.
www.historic-deerfield.org.

Theater

“ANNIE,’ concludes, see Friday’s listing.

“THE HOBBIT,” concludes, see Friday’s listing.

“JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR” continues. See Saturday’s listing.

“THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES BACK” continues. See Friday’s listing.

Monday 11

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. March Madness Conference Tournaments on 14 HDTVs. 413-773-8313.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Ottawa at 7:30 p.m. 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.

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, contact Lyons at 772-1544, ext. 5, www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org. ∎ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. The meeting room will be open Monday through Friday from noon to 2 p.m. for Writer’s Lunch. Self-directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through their lunch. Bring own lunch and beverage. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details.

Music

WILLIAMS COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC presents pianist Gilles Vonsattel in concert. 3 p.m. Chapin Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive in Bernhard Music Center on the Williams campus, Williamstown. Free. music.williams.edu.

Speaker

NORTHFIELD KIWANIS SPEAKERS SERIES presents “Wired West” with Brian Brault. 7 p.m. Northfield Town Hall. This group wants to work in conjunction with other towns, businesses and residences to bring high-speed Internet to customers through cooperative pricing. Open to the public. Meal by Marianne Leblanc served at
6:30 p.m. If planning to dine, call 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 of beer purchased. March Madness Conference Tournaments on 14 HDTVs.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. The Old 97s. The O’s open. $25, $30. ∎ 10 p.m. Latin Night. Latin Dance Night. No cover. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Celtics vs. Charlotte at 7 p.m. Bruins vs. Pittsburgh at 7:30 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.

Library

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ 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.

Literary

POET JENNIFER CLARVOE will read from her work. 8 p.m. Amherst Books, 8 Main St., Amherst. Clarvoe’s second book of poems, “Counter-Amores” appeared in 2011. Her first book “Invisible Tender” won the Poets Out Loud Prize and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Free. Refreshments. 413-256-1547.

Music

TROMBONE CHOIR CONCERT performing transcriptions and originals for Trombone Choir. 8:15 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass-Amherst. Greg Spiridopoulos, director, and Charles O’Brien, graduate conductor. Free.

TUESDAYS IN BEZANSON Jazz Faculty in Concert. 8 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass-Amherst. Featuring Jeffrey W. Holmes, Catherine Jensen-Hole, Felipe Salles, Tom Giampietro, Bob Ferrier and Bob Weiner. $3 UMass students; $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general public; free for UMass music majors and minors. Box office: 545-2511, fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.

Wednesday 13

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke with Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. Stop in at 7 p.m. for Trivia with Bar Manager Kara and win ski passes and ski gear. No cover.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Acoustic reggae by Simon White and Boo Pearson. 8 to 10:30 p.m. No cover. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Solas. $25, $30. ∎ 10 p.m. Old Man Markley. Creepin Cadavers open. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Celtics vs. Toronto at 7:30 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Bar/Restaurant Appreciation Night. Come in wearing your work shirt or show a pay stub and receive a special prize from Big Dan in the Sports Bar. Free pool for bar/restaurant employees. 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.

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 ■ 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.

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