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Arts and Entertainment Calendar: March 14 to March 20

  • COMEDY NIGHT, RELAY FOR LIFE — Local comedian Ellen Villani, free beer or wine with ticket. $10 suggested donation. All raffles and admission donations directly benefit Relay for Life. Thursday, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Show begins at 6:30 p.m. Terrazza, Country Club of Greenfield, 244 Country Club Road. 413-522-0712.

    COMEDY NIGHT, RELAY FOR LIFE — Local comedian Ellen Villani, free beer or wine with ticket. $10 suggested donation. All raffles and admission donations directly benefit Relay for Life. Thursday, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Show begins at 6:30 p.m. Terrazza, Country Club of Greenfield, 244 Country Club Road. 413-522-0712.

  • COMEDY NIGHT, RELAY FOR LIFE — Local comedian Ellen Villani, free beer or wine with ticket. $10 suggested donation. All raffles and admission donations directly benefit Relay for Life. Thursday, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Show begins at 6:30 p.m. Terrazza, Country Club of Greenfield, 244 Country Club Road. 413-522-0712.

Thursday 14

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Open mic night hosted by Dan, Kip and Schultzy in the Sports Bar at 8:30 p.m. March Madness conference tournaments on 14 HDTVs. No cover.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Tommy Filiault & Friends. Acoustic rock. 8 to 10:30 p.m. http://dejabrewpub.com/

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

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Florida 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.

Coffeehouses

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Poets Heather Christle and Wendy Xu will continue the sixth season of the Collected Poets Series. 7 p.m. $2 to $5 suggested donation. Christle is the author of “What Is Amazing” (Wesleyan University Press, 2012), “The Difficult Farm” (Octopus Books, 2009), and “The Trees The Trees: (Octopus Books, 2011), which won the 2012 Believer Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared in publications including Boston Review, Gulf Coast, The New Yorker, and The Best American Poetry. She teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, and has also taught at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Emory University, where she was the 2009-2011 Poetry Writing Fellow. She is the web editor for jubilat, the coordinator of the Royal Society of Hadley for Improving Natural Knowledge at Flying Object, and frequently a writer in residence at the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. A native of Wolfeboro, N.H., she lives in Northampton. Xu is the author of “You Are Not Dead” (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2013) and two chapbooks: “THE HERO POEMS” (H_NGM_N 2011) and “I Was Not Even Born” (Coconut Books 2013), a collaborative work with Nick Sturm. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in “The Best American Poetry 2013,” “Best of the Net 2012,” “Gulf Coast,” “Columbia Poetry Review”; and elsewhere. She co-edits and publishes “iO: A Journal of New American Poetry / iO Books” and lives in Northampton. 625-6292, collectedpoets.com.

Dance

SECOND THURSDAY MOSTLY WALTZ, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mostly waltzes, with some other couple dances. No partner needed. No workshop this week to permit more time dancing. $10 recommended contribution.

Films

“A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE” (1974) shown at 7 p.m. Next Stage, Putney, Vt. Tickets $5 suggested donation. Part of the Under the Influence film series: featuring pioneering indie films by actor and director John Cassavetes, curated and hosted by Clark Gelnnon, Brattleboro, Vt. native. 802-387-0102, nextstagearts@gmail.com.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. Knitting Circle at the Greenfield Public Library, 10 a.m. Bring your project 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.

Literary

BOSWELL’S BOOKS, 10 Bridge St. Shelburne Fall. Judith Dickerman-Nelson the author of “Believe in Me: A Teen Mom’s Story,” 6 p.m. Boswell’s tell us “Her story, beautifully told, recounts her journey from honor student and cheerleader at a Catholic girl’s school in Massachusetts who has to reconcile pressure to have an abortion — from her boyfriend’s family — with her own conscience as a Catholic and adopted child herself. Her experiences, thought processes and decision are especially relevant for teenagers and their parents, but also resonate with all of us.”

Music

CALVIN THEATER, 19 King St., Northampton. Drive-By Truckers in concert. The Whigs open. $25. www.iheg.com.

COVER THE WORLD WITH LOVE, Turners Falls High School Auditorium, 7 to 9 p.m. The music departments of Gill Elementary, Montague Elementary, Great Falls Middle School and Turners Falls High School will be coming together for a District Wide Concert. This concert will include performances by the bands and choruses of those departments. Free.

INISH performs Irish and Scottish dance and music. Guest bagpiper and drummers. Dancing, music, stories and songs. 8 p.m. CenterStage at Williams College, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. $3. 597-2425, 62center.williams.edu. Repeats Friday.

JAZZ AT SCHWEMM’S at Schwemm’s Backroom Coffeehouse, Keefe Campus Center, Amherst College Campus. 9 p.m. Tonight: Alex Lee-Clark Quartet. Student combos perform at 10. Free. www.amherst.edu/~jazz.

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.

PIONEER VALLEY JAZZ SHARES presents its sixth concert featuring the Curtis Clark Trio. 7:30 p.m. Community Music School of Springfield, 127 State St., Springfield. $15. www.jazzshares.org.

THE STRAY BIRDS, acoustic folk trio, and Keith Murphy, singer/multi-instrumentalist-songwriter, in concert.
7:30 p.m. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. $16 general, $14 students and seniors. 802-254-9276.

Potpourri

ANNUAL FRONTIER STUDENTS vs. faculty basketball fundraiser game.
7 p.m. Frontier Regional School gym, 113 North Main St., South Deerfield. $2. This fun family event raises money for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Half-time games, snacks and refreshments.

“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.

Theater

“ANNIE” presented by Northampton High School, 380 Elm St., Northampton. In the auditorium. 7 p.m. Repeats Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. This heart-warming story is filled with catchy tunes, a hilarious script and Annie’s canine companion Sandy. $12 adults, $8 students, seniors, matinees. Tickets available at the school’s main office. 587-1344.

Friday 15

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Friday karaoke with Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m.; dancing in The Extra Point Nightclub with DJ J-ill at 10 p.m. March Madness conference tournaments on 14 HDTVs all day and night. No cover.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Josh Levangie & The Mud, Blood & Beer Band, 9 to 11:30 p.m. Singing all your Johnny Cash favorites and more. http://dejabrewpub.com/

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Maura O’Connell. $22.50, $25. ∎ 10 p.m. Matt Maratea. Chris Lombardi opens. $8, $10. 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.

RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: ∎ 7 p.m. Uncle Hal’s Crabgrass Band. ∎ 9:30 p.m. Tawdry. Oldey-timey. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls: Lake Side Drive. Classic rock. 9:30 p.m. 659-3384.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Harpoon Celtic Night prizes and giveaways. Friday night madness with Big Dan in the sports bar. Bud Light night. Prizes and giveaways. 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.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Zak Trojano. He is a multi-instrumentalist and has played drums with Chris Smither and is a member of the eclectic Americana-roots-folk quartet Rusty Belle. 8 p.m. 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.

THIRD FRIDAY CONTRADANCE, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 8 to 11 p.m. Music by Susan Conger and Julie Metcalf, fiddle, and Susie Secco, keyboard, with calling by Adina Gordon. $8 to $10

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. ∎ Open for Business. 2 p.m. Telecommuters and local business people looking for reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace are invited to the library’s LeVanway Meeting room Mondays and Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. Access to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work.

Literary

THIRD FRIDAY OPEN PROSE AND POETRY: Arms Library, Bridge and Main streets, Shelburne Falls. 7 p.m. Free, refreshments, handicapped accessible from downstairs. Arrive before 7 p.m. to sign up for a five minute open mic slot; one 10-minute slot is available as well. Listeners welcome. 625-0306.

Music

ARTS BLOCK and The Wheelhouse, 289 Main St., Greenfield: “The Ides of March Festival” featuring Something Else, The Whoville String dusters, The Fawns, Night of the Rabbit, The Warblers, Pachangacha and Cardinaux/Starpoli. 8 p.m. $7 advance, $10 at the door. Here is what the Arts Block has to say “The Ides of March Festival promises to bring a rich representation of the best of what the region has to offer, whether it is the quintessential pop stylings of The Fawns, bent circuit noise from Night of the Rabbit, old-time melodies from the Whoville String Dusters, to the funk-inflected art-rock of Something Else, there is something for everyone. The evening is guaranteed to take you from your comfort zone and leave you transformed. Plus, if you wear a toga, it will be more fun.” For more information: theartsblock.com

INISH concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

Potpourri

ARTSPACE, 15 Mill St., Greenfield: Ellen Villani will perform at “Soup and Sass,” an evening of comedy, music and food. Her son Jack and his band, Villamas, will perform. $25 includes soup and hearty appetizers. Proceeds support Artspace’s music and art programs. For tickets, call 772-6811.

IRISH NIGHT to benefit Franklin Land Trust. An evening of beer, food, music and dancing. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a tour of Berkshire Brewing Co. with Master Brewer Chris Lalli, followed by a four-course Irish meal with BBC beer at Chandler’s Restaurant on Route 5 & 10, South Deerfield. Music by Banish Misfortune, a six-member group who play traditional music from Ireland, with occasional forays into tunes from Scotland and Cape Breton. Irish dancers from the Cassin Academy of Irish Dance will kick up their heels to the music. $60 per person plus tax and gratuity. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Franklin Land Trust. For reservations, call Chandler’s at 665-1277.

TRAIL HEAD will host its monthly workshop at Trail Head, 1 South Main St., Orange. 7 p.m. North Quabbin Trails Association president and local hiker Bob Curley will talk about hiking the North Quabbin. He put together a trail map for Bears Den and has been instrumental in creating new trails for the area. He will speak about which trails are ready to hike, and which are still in the planning stages. He will provide information and hiking tips. For more information, call 978-249-8500.

Theater

“ANNIE” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“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 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. 8 p.m. Comedy. Continues Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Through Sunday. Tickets $17 adults, $15 seniors 65 and older, $8 students 12 and younger. For reservations call 508-347-9005. Handicapped accessible.

Saturday 16

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: St. Patty’s Big Ole’ Irish Bash. Live music in the Sports Bar with Curly Fingers Dupree, 5 to 9 p.m. Extra Point Nightclub opens at 9 p.m., DJ MIA begins at 10 p.m. Irish food, Irish drink specials and prizes and giveaways. BTU gift certificate awarded to Best Dressed Irish/Green Outfit. 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 all night. Menu until midnight. Every Saturday, 802-579-1785.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: The Wildcat O’Halloran Band, 9 to 11:30 p.m., guitar-based blues. http://dejabrewpub.com/

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. The Big Bad Bollocks. $12.50, $15. ww.iheg.com.

LUTHIER’S, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton: Ray Mason, Treefort, Rocky Roberts & Friends. 7 to 11 p.m. 527-6627, www.luthiers-coop.com.

THE MONTAGUE INN,
485 Federal St. (Route 63), Montague: It’s the return of “TrainWreck” playing a variety of favorites. 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. $5 cover. 768-7336. Information also available on Facebook and http://themontagueinn.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Rockit Queer with DJ Funkadelic Fern. 9:30 p.m. $3. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls: Moose & the High Tops. 1970s and 1980s classic rock. 9:30 p.m. 659-3384.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Bruins vs. Washington at 1 p.m. Celtics vs. Charlotte at 7:30 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.

Coffeehouses

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Kristen Hoffmann with special guest Alan Williams of Birdsong at Morning. 7 p.m. Hoffman is a singer-songwriter based in New York City. Her sound has been described as “the best new voice I’ve heard in two years” and “her beautiful soulful voice is smooth and sultry.” Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

CONTRA DANCE, Guiding Star Grange Hall, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Music by Julie Metcalf and Susan Conger, fiddles, with Susie Secco on keyboard and Adina Gordon calling. 8 p.m. All are welcome, with or without a partner; no previous dance experience necessary. $8 to $10.

GENDER ROLE FREE CONTRA, Montague Grange, 34 Main St., Montague Center, 7 to 10 p.m. All level dance, beginners welcomed $7 to $10 sliding scale, $5 for students with ID. Please bring soft-soled non-street shoes to protect the wooden dance floor. Also please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes and other highly scented products. All dances smoke-, drug- and alcohol-free. Affiliated with Lavender Country & Folk Dancers & Country Song & Dance Society. www.lcfd.org/westma

Library

CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Avenue A, Turners Falls. Craft Party at 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages and their families can make assorted crafts with Ruth.

“HEATHER MALONEY” CD release show at the Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 8 p.m. “Soulful adventurous folk.” She will be joined by Poor Old Shine. $12 advance, $15 at the door. www.heathermaloney.com. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D4.

Music

ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Alafia, ensemble that includes three vocalists, a horn section, three guitars, bass, congas and drum set, that creates polyrhythmic, infectious dance music. $5. 8 p.m. The Arts Block tells us, “Alafia plays a number of covers from the Nigerian king of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti, as well as their own compositions. Shows with Alafia are a particularly soulful experience. Audience members and musicians alike are moved by powerful solos, tight rhythm section grooves and hypnotic polyrhythms between the various instruments and voices. theartsblock.com

BALKAN BEAT BOX performs Mediterranean-influenced music. 8 p.m. MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, off Marshall Street, North Adams. Drinks from the MASS MoCA bar and dinner from Lickety Split available before and during show. $15 advance, $19 day of show, $10 students. 662-2111, www.massmoca.org.

COOP CONCERTS presents “All COOPed UP!” end of winter musical celebration. 7 p.m. Greenfield Grille, Federal and Ames Streets, Greenfield. The Franklin County Musicians’ Cooperative is known regionally for the COOP Concert Series, a tradition at the Greenfield Energy Park since 2004 presenting a mix of folk, rock, country, Celtic, new-age, jazz and swing. Suggested donation $5 to $10. Come early for dinner and then stay to hear music of all kinds, including appearances by Barry Higgins, Bruce Colgrove, Al Canali, Charlie Conant, Jennie McAvoy, Pat and Tex LaMountain, The Boxcar Lilies, Devlin Miles, Roland LaPierre and Cyn Fritz.

FEATS OF CLAY perform jazz concert. Featuring Sarah Clay, vocals and flute, Ken Forfia, piano, and Wayne Roberts, upright bass. 7 to 10 p.m. The Loft at the Clarion Hotel, One Atwood Drive, Northampton. $10 minimum. 586-1221.

PIONEER VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & CHORUS, “Immortal Masterpieces,” Greenfield High School auditorium, located on Lenox Avenue in Greenfield, 7:30 p.m. Featuring: Wagner, “Siegfried’s Death and Funeral March” from “Götterdämmerung; Dvorak, Cello Concerto in B minor; and Beethoven, Symphony No. 7 in A Major. Reserve tickets, 413-773-3664. See Joseph Marcello’s Encores & Curtain Calls column Page D5.

ST. PATRICK’S FIDDLE FRENZY presented by Stone Church Arts at The Stone Church on the Hill, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls, Vt. 7:30 p.m. Featuring Fiddle Frenzy veterans Eugene Friesen, cellist, and Emerald Rae, fiddler and new comers multi-instrumentalists Rachel Clark and Bob DeMarco of the Celtic duo Blackbird. $17 adults ($13 seniors and children under 12) in advance and $20 ($15) at the door. Tickets available at Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls and Toadstool Bookshop in Keene, N.H. or www.brattleborotix.com. For more information or directions, go to www.stonechurchearts.org or call 802-463-3100.

Potpourri

BARK: GET TO KNOW YOUR TREES. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Northfield Mountain and Recreation Center, Route 63, Northfield. Join Michael Wojtech, naturalist and author, on the trails for an exploration of bark, which is visible year round. Learn about a system for distinguishing species by their bark. For ages 12 and older. $10; $28 with snowshoe rental fee for Athol Bird and Nature Club members. To register, call 800-859-2960.

COMMUNITY YOGA AND WELLNESS CENTER, 16 Federal St., 2nd floor, Greenfield, presents Kellie Finn leading a three-hour asana class to explore creating space in mind and body that invites blossoming of the heart. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Class will play with inversions and backbends by connecting to the innate force. All levels welcome. $40. To register, call 774-4700 or email info@community-yoga.com, community-yoga.com.

CHARLES NEVILLE “CONTINUES THE CONVERSATION:” At Elmer’s Store, Ashfield. Dinner by Carlos Neville at 5 p.m. The Conversation begins at 7 p.m. Tickets for the interview $20. Dinner separate, priced individually. Come for the conversation or just for dinner... or both ... that’s the whole historic link: Dinner by a Neville for his dad and his little up-and coming brothers. The ultimate Neville Night. Call for tickets and reservations. Tickets must be purchased at the time of reservation. Dinner is by reservation; you don’t pay for that until the end of dinner. 628-4003. This event will likely sell out.

GREENFIELD WINTER FARMERS MARKET at Greenfield High School, 1 Lenox St., Greenfield. 10 a.m. Fresh local vegetables, fruit, honey, jams, maple products, pickles, meat and more. Final winter market. greenfieldfarmersmarket.com.

MAPLE DAY OPEN HOUSE sponsored by the Bernardston Agricultural Commission. Noon to 5 p.m. River Maple Farm, off Route 5 on Burke Flat Road, Bernardston. Demonstrations and maple products for sale. Questions welcome. 648-9676.

STERLING AND FRANCINE CLARK ART INSTITUTE, 225 South St., Williamstown, will host a public conversation titled “Art History and Materiality.” 5:30 p.m. Participants will share their perspectives, engage in dialogue and answer questions. The conversation is the culminating event of a colloquium by the same name, which seeks to reveal the material underpinnings of art historical thought — both in its past traditions and its current practices. Free. 458-2303, clarkart.edu.

TRIVIA NIGHT at Montague Elks, Columbus Avenue, Turners Falls. 7 p.m. To benefit TFHS class of 2014. Teams of 8 to 10 players will face off to prove who can boast the most. Are you as smart as a junior? Categories include Sports & Games, Montague, Famous Figures, Politics and more. Don’t know an answer? Pay a fee and phone a junior. They will be waiting to help out. Emceed by Shawn Hubert. Prizes. Winning team brings home $100. $20 each. To register a team, call 863-7270 and leave a message with co-advisor Faith Kaemmerlen, or arrive at
7 p.m. to form one on the spot.

Theater

“ANNIE” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

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

MEMORIAL HALL THEATER, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, continues its season of live high-definition broadcasts direct from the Metropolitan Opera in New York at noon with a showing of Zandonai’s “Francesca Da Rimini.” Zandonai’s compelling opera, inspired by an episode from Dante’s “Inferno,” returns in the Met’s beautiful production, last seen in 1986. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and tenor Marcello Giordani are the doomed lovers. Marco Armiliato conducts. $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.

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

Sunday 17

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. St. Patrick’s Day Karaoke in the Sports Bar from 7 to 10 p.m. with Dirty Little Leprechaun Johnny. Watch selection Sunday at 6 p.m. and see who is going to the Big Dance. No cover.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Ottomatic Slim,
9 to 11:30 p.m. Chicago-style blues. http://dejabrewpub.com/

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Zoe Darrow and the Fiddleheads. $12.50, $17. www.iheg.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. Bruins vs. Pittsburgh at 12:30 p.m. Join Kathy in the Sports Bar opening at noon. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports Bar.
773-8313.

BELLY DANCE classes at Dance Northampton Studio, 492 Pleasant St., Northampton. Sundays at 3 p.m. Study the ancient art of Middle Eastern belly dance with Attar. For more information call 259-7504, www.ancientartofbellydance.com.

Films

“PEACEABLE KINGDOM: The Journey Home. A Tribe of The Heart Documentary.” 2 p.m. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. Film topics include environmental, social justice and human and animal rights issues. A riveting story of awakening conscience. For more information, call 802-885-4017.

Literary

CELEBRATION OF THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR DAY at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. Noon to 5 p.m. Special story times, films, caterpillar cookies, prizes, art activities and a visit from The Very Hungry Caterpillar. For event details visit: www.carlemuseum.org.

THE GALLERY OF READERS SERIES presents Bonnie Atkins and Robin Barber, reading from their recent work. 4 p.m. Neilson Library Browsing Room, Smith College, Northampton. www.galleryofreaders.org.

Music

COREY ZINK BAND and Seth Sawyer Band in concert. 1 p.m. Bellows Falls Opera House, 7 The Square, Bellows Falls, Vt. The band is rooted in the traditions of the early decades of bluegrass and country music. Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door. Tickets available at compassschool.ticketleap.com. Benefit for the Compass School.

SHAPE NOTE SINGING: Participatory Singing for All Ages. 3 to 5:30 p.m. Centre Congregational Church parlor, 193 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. Shape note singing is powerful, a capella singing in four part harmony, joyful, deeply moving and spiritual. Using a form of musical notation developed in New England around 1800, singers first sing through the notes using their syllable names. The songs are beautiful and fun to sing. Listeners, beginners and people of all ages invited. Potluck snack will be shared. Music books available for loan or purchase. Free. For more information contact Dan Hertzler at 802-674-6963, danhertzler@gmail.com.

Potpourri

MOSTLY YOGA: Sunday mornings from 10 to 11:15 at Wendell Free Library. Donation of $3 or more requested. A variety of yoga styles offered as well as chi-gong and psycho-calisthenics. Teachers include “Apollo” Compagnone, Shay Cooper, Donna Horn, Sam Scherer, Patty Smythe, Christine Texiera and Susan Von Ranson. While many students attend regularly, all are welcome to participate in individual classes as it fits their schedules. Bring a yoga mat. Do not wear scents or perfumes. Through May.

OPEN COCKPITS at New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Conn. Visitors will be permitted to climb into the cockpits of up to 10 vintage aircraft, a full motion flight simulator and two static flight simulators. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults 12 and up $12; children 4 to 11 $6.50, children three and under free; seniors 65 and older $11. 860-623-3305, www.neam.org.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Long Avenue, Greenfield. Church serves at 10:30 a.m. featuring live Celtic music. Potluck brunch follows the service. Carnival features interactive entertainer Peter Gould from Brattleboro who will perform magic, music and storytelling. There will also be cotton candy, balloons, caricature portraits by Mike Silva, tattoos, snow cones and more.

Theater

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

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

Monday 11

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Bud Light March Madness at BTU. Win Bud Light basketball prizes during the games on 14 HDTVs.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Bingo. 8 p.m. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Celtics vs. Miami at 8 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.

Literary

MATT RIGNEY of Whately, author of “In Pursuit of Giants: One Man’s Global Search for the last of the Great Fish” will speak at S. White Dickinson Memorial Library, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. 6:30 p.m. His book, published in 2012, is a call to arms for the protection of the great fish of the sea — marlin, bluefin tuna and swordfish. It’s an adventure story that takes the author across the globe on a quest to discover how once thriving species are now threatened — combining the romance of a great sport narrative with the passionate advocacy of the best environmental writing. www.inpursuitofgiants.com. For more information, call 665-2170.

Potpourri

WHAT’S COOKIN’ IN PELHAM? Learn what folks have been growing, preserving, cooking and eating in Colonial Pelham and beyond. 7 p.m. Meeting of the Pelham Historical Society. In the Ramsdell Room of the Community Center of Pelham, 2 South Valley Road, Pelham. For more information, contact Kathy Keyes at 253-2739.

Tuesday 19

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. First Four Play In Games at 7 p.m. Free Bud Light March Madness pint glasses with each Bud Light or Bud Light Lime pitcher.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Freshlyground presented by Dean’s Beans Music from Around the World. $15, $18. ∎ 10 p.m. Latin Night. Latin Dance Night. No cover. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Start of NCAA Tournament. Bruins vs. Winnipeg at 8 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. * Classics Book Group. 6:30 to 8 p.m. This session the group is reading classic fiction. March’s book is “The Old Gringo” by Carlos Fuentes. No sign up needed for this members-run group.

Literary

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. Featured readers read for 20 to 25 minutes. Book signing and selling of local writers works. Bring your chap books to sell, tables available at no cost. $1 to $5 sliding scale donation

Wednesday 20

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. First Four Play In Games at 7 p.m. Trivia at 7 p.m. with Bar Manager Kara and Karaoke with Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. Free Bud Light March Madness Pint Glasses with each Bud Light or Bud Light Lime Pitcher.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. That 1 Guy. Captain Ahab’s Motorcycle Club opens. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Quiznite with QuizMaster Alex. 8 p.m. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Celtics vs. New Orleans at 8 p.m. Watch 50 inch HDTVs. Restaurant Appreciation Night. Come in wearing your work shirt or show a pay stub and receive a prize from Big Dan in the Sports Bar. Free pool for bar/restaurant employees. Sign up for complimentary prizes and giveaways. 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.

Music

MIDWEEK MUSIC at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Hope and Main streets, Greenfield. Wednesdays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Today: Sodade. Duo performing jazz standards, classics and the blues, Janice Dompke, vocalist, with Stephen Page. Suggested donation $3 to $10. Make checks payable to Mid Week Music in care of All Souls Church, P.O. 542, Greenfield MA 01302.

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