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Arts & Entertainment Calendar: March 21 through March 27

  • Submitted photo<br/>Annie & The Beekeepers Friday<br/>Signature Sounds’ Parlor Room will host Annie and The Beekeepers Friday in Northampton. Led by the singing and songwriting skills of Annie Lynch, this band takes American roots music to a new level. Here is what Paste Magazine had to say, “Lynch and the Beekeepers create symphonic, slow-burning tunes that strike a lovely balance between heavy emotion and light, sparse sound.” We’ve been checking out the band’s new CD, “My Bonneville,” and that pretty much sums it up. The Foghorn Stringband plays there Thursday. See “Music.”

    Submitted photo
    Annie & The Beekeepers Friday
    Signature Sounds’ Parlor Room will host Annie and The Beekeepers Friday in Northampton. Led by the singing and songwriting skills of Annie Lynch, this band takes American roots music to a new level. Here is what Paste Magazine had to say, “Lynch and the Beekeepers create symphonic, slow-burning tunes that strike a lovely balance between heavy emotion and light, sparse sound.” We’ve been checking out the band’s new CD, “My Bonneville,” and that pretty much sums it up. The Foghorn Stringband plays there Thursday. See “Music.”

  • MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Mark Nomad. His music has been heard on radio stations all over the world and has been used in commercials and in film. Nomad’s blues have been tempered by years of living and experience; expressed by the plaintive cry of a bottleneck on acoustic guitar or the driving funk of his electric band, say promoters. Friday, 8 p.m. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.<br/>

    MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Mark Nomad. His music has been heard on radio stations all over the world and has been used in commercials and in film. Nomad’s blues have been tempered by years of living and experience; expressed by the plaintive cry of a bottleneck on acoustic guitar or the driving funk of his electric band, say promoters. Friday, 8 p.m. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

  • PETER BLANCHETTE presents his annual concert celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Christian Science Society of Northampton, Center Street at the corner of Masonic Street, Northampton. Blanchette will be joined by Grammy-nominated mandolinist/guitarist Mark Davis and West Coast archguitar virtuoso Elliot Gibbons. Tickets $17.50, $22.50. For tickets, go to www.archguitar.com or www.nohoarts.org. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.<br/>

    PETER BLANCHETTE presents his annual concert celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Christian Science Society of Northampton, Center Street at the corner of Masonic Street, Northampton. Blanchette will be joined by Grammy-nominated mandolinist/guitarist Mark Davis and West Coast archguitar virtuoso Elliot Gibbons. Tickets $17.50, $22.50. For tickets, go to www.archguitar.com or www.nohoarts.org. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

  • Submitted photo<br/>Want to join the circus?<br/>New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro, Vt., is hosting two showcases of its emerging circus talent Saturday during its annual spring cabaret, at 3 and 7 p.m. You can expect aerialists and acrobats, jugglers and more. Acts include works in progress and solos and group acts. See “Potpourri” for more information.

    Submitted photo
    Want to join the circus?
    New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro, Vt., is hosting two showcases of its emerging circus talent Saturday during its annual spring cabaret, at 3 and 7 p.m. You can expect aerialists and acrobats, jugglers and more. Acts include works in progress and solos and group acts. See “Potpourri” for more information.

  • ‘A MUSEical Journey’<br/>The Valley Classics concert series opens its new season with  “A MUSEical Journey: Adventures in Composition,” at the Arts Block in Greenfield, Sunday, 3 p.m. This concert will featuring three recent works for viola duo and Tchaikovsky’s colorfully romantic string sextet “Souvenir de Florence.” See “Music.” <br/>

    ‘A MUSEical Journey’
    The Valley Classics concert series opens its new season with “A MUSEical Journey: Adventures in Composition,” at the Arts Block in Greenfield, Sunday, 3 p.m. This concert will featuring three recent works for viola duo and Tchaikovsky’s colorfully romantic string sextet “Souvenir de Florence.” See “Music.”

  • ‘A MUSEical Journey’<br/>The Valley Classics concert series opens its new season with  “A MUSEical Journey: Adventures in Composition,” at the Arts Block in Greenfield, Sunday, 3 p.m. This concert will featuring three recent works for viola duo and Tchaikovsky’s colorfully romantic string sextet “Souvenir de Florence.” See “Music.” <br/>

    ‘A MUSEical Journey’
    The Valley Classics concert series opens its new season with “A MUSEical Journey: Adventures in Composition,” at the Arts Block in Greenfield, Sunday, 3 p.m. This concert will featuring three recent works for viola duo and Tchaikovsky’s colorfully romantic string sextet “Souvenir de Florence.” See “Music.”

  • ‘A MUSEical Journey’<br/>The Valley Classics concert series opens its new season with  “A MUSEical Journey: Adventures in Composition,” at the Arts Block in Greenfield, Sunday, 3 p.m. This concert will featuring three recent works for viola duo and Tchaikovsky’s colorfully romantic string sextet “Souvenir de Florence.” See “Music.” <br/>

    ‘A MUSEical Journey’
    The Valley Classics concert series opens its new season with “A MUSEical Journey: Adventures in Composition,” at the Arts Block in Greenfield, Sunday, 3 p.m. This concert will featuring three recent works for viola duo and Tchaikovsky’s colorfully romantic string sextet “Souvenir de Florence.” See “Music.”

  • Scott Slapin, viola

    Scott Slapin, viola

  • Tanya Solomon, viola

    Tanya Solomon, viola

  • Submitted photo<br/>The dementia generation<br/>Sandglass Theater is bringing “D-Generation” to the New England Youth Theater in Brattleboro, Vt., Friday and Saturday. A full length theater piece told told with puppets, it is being billed as  “compelling, moving and humorous while treating the subject matter of advanced stage dementia with respect.” It is based on stories written collaboratively by groups of people with late-stage dementia. Eric Bass, co-artistic director of Sandglass, said “Reworking D-Generation was a delicate task, in that we didn’t want to change anything fundamental, and yet, we wanted to answer some of the questions that the piece posed — perhaps not directly, but by implication.  We needed to find the missing voices in certain moments, and give them presence.” See “Theater.”

    Submitted photo
    The dementia generation
    Sandglass Theater is bringing “D-Generation” to the New England Youth Theater in Brattleboro, Vt., Friday and Saturday. A full length theater piece told told with puppets, it is being billed as “compelling, moving and humorous while treating the subject matter of advanced stage dementia with respect.” It is based on stories written collaboratively by groups of people with late-stage dementia. Eric Bass, co-artistic director of Sandglass, said “Reworking D-Generation was a delicate task, in that we didn’t want to change anything fundamental, and yet, we wanted to answer some of the questions that the piece posed — perhaps not directly, but by implication. We needed to find the missing voices in certain moments, and give them presence.” See “Theater.”

  • File photo<br/>Seductive sounds <br/>Saxophonist Geoff Vidal is a young, genuine talent, and he’ll be showing up at The Arts Block in Greenfield Saturday with a quartet. See “Music.”

    File photo
    Seductive sounds
    Saxophonist Geoff Vidal is a young, genuine talent, and he’ll be showing up at The Arts Block in Greenfield Saturday with a quartet. See “Music.”

  • DON WHITE, singer-songwriter and humorist, performs at Temple Israel, 27 Pierce St., Greenfield. Saturday, 8 p.m. A unique performer — equal parts comedian, author and songwriter — White has been performing to an enthusiastic fan base in Greenfield annually for the past 14 years. Opening will be local performers Anand Nayak and Polly Fiveash. Nayak is a Grammy-nominated producer and member of Signature Sounds folk act Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments available for purchase. Tickets $15 and are available at the door or at the World Eye Bookshop on Main Street, Greenfield.<br/>

    DON WHITE, singer-songwriter and humorist, performs at Temple Israel, 27 Pierce St., Greenfield. Saturday, 8 p.m. A unique performer — equal parts comedian, author and songwriter — White has been performing to an enthusiastic fan base in Greenfield annually for the past 14 years. Opening will be local performers Anand Nayak and Polly Fiveash. Nayak is a Grammy-nominated producer and member of Signature Sounds folk act Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments available for purchase. Tickets $15 and are available at the door or at the World Eye Bookshop on Main Street, Greenfield.

  • Submitted photo<br/>What do artists think about? <br/>In Wednesday’s listing, under “Speakers,” you’ll find that a group of artists, including Turners Falls’ Nina Rossi, will be talking about their work in Easthampton. You can get more about these artists and their intriguing work online at www.easthamptoncityarts.com. Pictured, Carolyn Clayton.

    Submitted photo
    What do artists think about?
    In Wednesday’s listing, under “Speakers,” you’ll find that a group of artists, including Turners Falls’ Nina Rossi, will be talking about their work in Easthampton. You can get more about these artists and their intriguing work online at www.easthamptoncityarts.com. Pictured, Carolyn Clayton.

  • Submitted photo<br/>Annie & The Beekeepers Friday<br/>Signature Sounds’ Parlor Room will host Annie and The Beekeepers Friday in Northampton. Led by the singing and songwriting skills of Annie Lynch, this band takes American roots music to a new level. Here is what Paste Magazine had to say, “Lynch and the Beekeepers create symphonic, slow-burning tunes that strike a lovely balance between heavy emotion and light, sparse sound.” We’ve been checking out the band’s new CD, “My Bonneville,” and that pretty much sums it up. The Foghorn Stringband plays there Thursday. See “Music.”
  • MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Mark Nomad. His music has been heard on radio stations all over the world and has been used in commercials and in film. Nomad’s blues have been tempered by years of living and experience; expressed by the plaintive cry of a bottleneck on acoustic guitar or the driving funk of his electric band, say promoters. Friday, 8 p.m. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.<br/>
  • PETER BLANCHETTE presents his annual concert celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Christian Science Society of Northampton, Center Street at the corner of Masonic Street, Northampton. Blanchette will be joined by Grammy-nominated mandolinist/guitarist Mark Davis and West Coast archguitar virtuoso Elliot Gibbons. Tickets $17.50, $22.50. For tickets, go to www.archguitar.com or www.nohoarts.org. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.<br/>
  • Submitted photo<br/>Want to join the circus?<br/>New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro, Vt., is hosting two showcases of its emerging circus talent Saturday during its annual spring cabaret, at 3 and 7 p.m. You can expect aerialists and acrobats, jugglers and more. Acts include works in progress and solos and group acts. See “Potpourri” for more information.
  • ‘A MUSEical Journey’<br/>The Valley Classics concert series opens its new season with  “A MUSEical Journey: Adventures in Composition,” at the Arts Block in Greenfield, Sunday, 3 p.m. This concert will featuring three recent works for viola duo and Tchaikovsky’s colorfully romantic string sextet “Souvenir de Florence.” See “Music.” <br/>
  • ‘A MUSEical Journey’<br/>The Valley Classics concert series opens its new season with  “A MUSEical Journey: Adventures in Composition,” at the Arts Block in Greenfield, Sunday, 3 p.m. This concert will featuring three recent works for viola duo and Tchaikovsky’s colorfully romantic string sextet “Souvenir de Florence.” See “Music.” <br/>
  • ‘A MUSEical Journey’<br/>The Valley Classics concert series opens its new season with  “A MUSEical Journey: Adventures in Composition,” at the Arts Block in Greenfield, Sunday, 3 p.m. This concert will featuring three recent works for viola duo and Tchaikovsky’s colorfully romantic string sextet “Souvenir de Florence.” See “Music.” <br/>
  • Scott Slapin, viola
  • Tanya Solomon, viola
  • Submitted photo<br/>The dementia generation<br/>Sandglass Theater is bringing “D-Generation” to the New England Youth Theater in Brattleboro, Vt., Friday and Saturday. A full length theater piece told told with puppets, it is being billed as  “compelling, moving and humorous while treating the subject matter of advanced stage dementia with respect.” It is based on stories written collaboratively by groups of people with late-stage dementia. Eric Bass, co-artistic director of Sandglass, said “Reworking D-Generation was a delicate task, in that we didn’t want to change anything fundamental, and yet, we wanted to answer some of the questions that the piece posed — perhaps not directly, but by implication.  We needed to find the missing voices in certain moments, and give them presence.” See “Theater.”
  • File photo<br/>Seductive sounds <br/>Saxophonist Geoff Vidal is a young, genuine talent, and he’ll be showing up at The Arts Block in Greenfield Saturday with a quartet. See “Music.”
  • DON WHITE, singer-songwriter and humorist, performs at Temple Israel, 27 Pierce St., Greenfield. Saturday, 8 p.m. A unique performer — equal parts comedian, author and songwriter — White has been performing to an enthusiastic fan base in Greenfield annually for the past 14 years. Opening will be local performers Anand Nayak and Polly Fiveash. Nayak is a Grammy-nominated producer and member of Signature Sounds folk act Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments available for purchase. Tickets $15 and are available at the door or at the World Eye Bookshop on Main Street, Greenfield.<br/>
  • Submitted photo<br/>What do artists think about? <br/>In Wednesday’s listing, under “Speakers,” you’ll find that a group of artists, including Turners Falls’ Nina Rossi, will be talking about their work in Easthampton. You can get more about these artists and their intriguing work online at www.easthamptoncityarts.com. Pictured, Carolyn Clayton.

Thursday 21

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. March Madness, games all day and night. Win Bud Light March Madness hats, shirts and free pint glasses. Open mic night at 8:30 p.m. hosted by Dan, Kip and Schultzy from Curly Fingers Dupree. No cover. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: The Surly Temple. Jim Henry, Guy DeVito, Doug Plavin and Tommy Boynton. 8 to 10 p.m.
http://dejabrewpub.com/

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Robbie O’Connell and Long Time Courting. $12.50, $15. 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.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Half Shaved Jazz. 8 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Ottawa at 7:30 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. DJ Let’s Dance Entertainment in the Sports Bar. Thirsty Thursdays and college night hosted by Big Dan in the Sports Bar. Beer Pong Tournament. Wear your college shirt or show your college ID to be entered in end-of-the-night prizes. 773-8313.

Films

“OPENING NIGHT” (1977) shown at 7 p.m. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. Final film in the “Under the Influence” series featuring pioneering indie films by actor and director John Cassavetes, curated and hosted by Brattleboro native Clark Glennon. $5 suggested donation. 802-387-0102, www.nextstagearts.org.

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. ∎ Spring Crafts with Lori Gordon. 3:30 p.m. Using natural materials, she will work with young students with cloth, wood and fiber art. Candle decorating. Suggested for ages 7 and up. Younger children may participate with a parent to help. Free. In the LeVanway Meeting Room.

Literary

DAVID R. GILLHAM of Amherst, author of “City of Women” will read at Tilton Library, 75 North Main St., South Deerfield. 7 p.m. Free. Refreshments.

Music

FOGHORN STRINGBAND performs at The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 7 p.m. $12. Here’s what the band, in part, has to say for itself, “Foghorn Stringband play the old way, the way you’d have heard stringbands play on Southern radio stations back in the 1930s. They don’t fancy up the music to make it more modern, instead they reach into the heart of the songs, pulling out the deep emotions that made them so enduring in the first place.” 665-4036, www.parlorroommusic.com. Music samples and more information at http://foghornstringband.com.

KEVIN PARRY hosts open mic Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Marina Restaurant, Route 5, Brattleboro, Vt. Free. To sign up for a 20-minute slot, call 802-257-7563. www.kevinparrymusic.com. Participating musicians receive 50 percent off dinner.

Potpourri

“MUSIC & MOVEMENT at 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.

SENIOR SYMPOSIA PROGRAM at Greenfield Community College Downtown Center, 270 Main St., Greenfield. “So, You Think You Know Puccini?” with William Fregosi, retired technical coordinator for Theater Arts at M.I.T. 2 to 4 p.m. Puccini is almost certainly the world’s favorite opera composer. His operas are constantly performed. His arias appear in film scores and TV commercials. Much of his life is unknown to the public. Explore the artist’s complex and deeply-felt life with special attention to the beauties of his lesser-known operas. $10. Registration strongly advised. Call 775-1661. Arrive at least 15 minutes for limited same-day registration. Continues March 28.

Friday 22

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. March Madness, games all day/night with Bud Light March Madness hats, shirts and free pint glasses. Friday karaoke with Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m.; dancing in The Extra Point Nightclub with DJ Drew at 10 p.m. No cover. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Willie Nile. $17.50, $20. ∎ 10 p.m. Outer Stylie. Hortonia 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: Hobson’s Razor. Reggae, rock, funk. 9:30 p.m. $3. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls: Psycho Magnetic. Classic rock ’n’ roll. Lefty’s Brewing Co. beer tasting from 8 to 9:30 with live music of Colin Boutwell. 659-3384.

SHUTESBURY ATHLETIC CLUB, 282 Wendell Road, Shutesbury: Lonesome Brothers. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. In the front room. No cover. Tips appreciated. 259-1474, www.shutesburyac.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Celtics vs. Dallas at 8:30 p.m. Friday night madness with Big Dan in the sports bar. Bud Light Night. Prizes and giveaways. Watch Eleven 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. Mark Nomad. 8 p.m. Nomad’s music has been heard on radio stations all over the world and has been used in commercials and in film. His blues have been tempered by years of living and experience; expressed by the plaintive cry of a bottleneck on acoustic guitar or the driving funk of his electric band. Free. Please tip the baristas. 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.

GUIDING STAR GRANGE,
401 Chapman St., Greenfield: Contra Dancing for All. 8 to
11 p.m. Admission is in the form of self determined, free will contributions (a.k.a. The Honor System) with $10 or barter equivalent suggested. David Kaynor will teach and call the dances, play guitar or fiddle and lead the band. Traditional folk dancing music from American, British Isles and Scandinavian traditions. Musicians include Joe Blumenthal, bass, Peter Siegel, mandolin or guitar, and Hope Leary, nyckelharpa. Lightweight attire for healthful, moderately vigorous activity recommended. www.guidingstargrange.org.

Films

POTHOLE PICTURES presents “Bully,” the heartbreaking, sometimes brutal 2012 documentary about bullying in our schools. 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday. Ken Swiatek, folksinger/songwriter performs tonight at 7 p.m. Mohawk students and Joey Kotright-Clark perform an eclectic mix Saturday at 7 p.m.. Community discussion after the film Saturday featuring educators from Mohawk Trail Regional High and Middle School, students and the film’s producer, Cynthia Lowen of Amherst. 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Repeats Saturday. 625-2896. See our cover story, Page D1.

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

AUTHOR DAVID BLISTEIN will read from and discuss his book “David’s Inferno.”
7:30 p.m. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. “David’s Inferno” combines intensely personal reminiscences of the author’s two-year nervous breakdown with contemporary insights on how major depression manifests, is diagnosed and treated. $10 suggested donation, with proceeds to benefit Next Stage. Refreshments. 802-387-0102,
www.nextstagearts.org.

Music

ANNIE AND THE BEEKEEPERS performs at The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 7 p.m. $12. A band initially formed by classmates at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Annie and The Beekeepers has toured nationally, sharing stages with performers like Josh Ritter, Justin Townes Earle, Joe Pug, David Wax Museum, The Low Anthem and Lissie. The festivals it has performed at include SXSW, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion and Boston Folk Festival. In September of 2010, it did a tour of the United Kingdom that playing at the End of the Road music festival in Dorset. The band celebrated its latest CD, “My Bonneville,” with headlining shows at New York City’s Joe’s Pub and The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Performer Magazine describes “My Bonneville” as “American roots music, sweetly intimate with vast boot-stomping songwriting.” 665-4036, www.parlorroommusic.com.

THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: “The Odd Couple Quintet”: John Clark, French Horn, and Michael Rabinowitz, bassoon, will perform as members of a new quintet playing original compositions and jazz arrangements of classical works. 8 p.m. Tickets $7 online; $10 at the door. www.theartsblock.com.

ARTSPARK presents music by The O-Tones performing a diverse mix of jazz, R&B and Motown, food from Riff’s Joint, cash bar and auction. 7 to 11 p.m. the Garden House at Look Park, Florence. $20. Benefit the Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School in Haydenville. Tickets available at the door or at State Street Fruit Store, Cooper’s Corner and the Creamery in Cummington. 268-3421, www.hilltowncharter.org.

BACH CANTATA performance featuring Horace Moody, bass and Clifton J. Noble Jr., accompanist. 8 p.m. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 867 North Pleasant St., Amherst. Free. 522-7259.

CALVIN THEATER, 19 King St., Northampton: 8 p.m. Gaelic Storm. They have earned a reputation as one of the world-music scenes preeminent Celtic bands, say promoters. $26. www.iheg.com.

PETER BLANCHETTE performs his 11-string archguitar in a recital of music in celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach. 7:30 p.m. Northampton Center for the Arts, 17 New South St., Northampton. New this year are selections from the Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin as well as duo arrangements of selections form “The Well-Tempered Clavier” on two archguitars. Blanchette will be joined by Bay Area archguitar virtuoso Elliot Gibbons, who is in western Mass to have Blanchette produce a solo recording. “Archguitar Duo is my absolute favorite music-making vehicle and it always has been!” said Blanchette, in a press release. “We will play some Bach and doubtless some other surprises. Maybe Haydn, Mozart, even Beethoven — it’s just too much fun not to. Elliot and I love to explore the limitless possibilities of a duo with 24 strings between us.” Blanchette will also release the CD “Meseta,” an album of audience favorites from Spain. $15, $20 preferred seating. Tickets at the door or www.archguitar.com, www.nohoarts.org.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE JAZZ at Blue Rock Restaurant,
10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Juan-Carlos Carpio Latin Trio with Jeremy Milligan on guitar, Juan-Carlos Carpio on guitar and percussion. No cover. Reservations recommended. 625-8133,
www.thebluerockrestaurant.com.

Potpourri

CREATIVE ECONOMY SUMMIT 4. Friday and Saturday, at various locations in Turners Falls. Presented by the The Fostering Art and Culture Project. The theme this year centers on the life force of the arts in communities. There will be three broad program tracks: the artist in person, around town and online. The intent is to provide presentations and workshops that benefit the art and culture, business, and municipal community and that promote innovative cross-sector, cross-community intersections. The goal is for participants to leave with concrete ideas and a wider network of resources and people. If you have yet to register, you can do it at the door or in person at the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. For more information, www.creativeeconomysummit.com.

Speakers

“HISTORY BITES” Lunchtime Lecture Series presents Bob Drinkwater, “A Brief History of Gravestone Art in the Pioneer Valley,” 12:15 p.m. Simeon Strong House, 67 Amity St., Amherst. He will focus on the time when gravestones were locally produced from local materials. Drinkwater is a charter member and past president of the Association for Gravestone Studies, a nonprofit based in Greenfield. He has an master’s in anthropology from the University of Massachusetts and offers two gravestone studies workshops at Greenfield Community College. Bring lunch. Coffee, tea or cider provided. Free. www.amhersthistory.org.

Theater

“D-GENERATION: An Exaltation of Larks” presented at New England Youth Theatre,
100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. 7:30 p.m. Repeats Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Compelling, moving and humorous while treating the subject matter of advanced stage dementia with respect. Performed by three puppeteers: Eric Bass, Ines Zeller Bass and Kirk Murphy who are the caregivers and five puppets who are the residents of a care-facility. $16 general public; $13 students and seniors. 802-387-4051.

“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.

“LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS,” The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Presented by Franklin County Technical School. Adults, $7, seniors and students, $5. 863-9561 ext. 233, or at the door. Directed by Dan Prasol and music direction by Dave Maloney.

Saturday 23

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: March Madness, games all day/night, win Bud Light March Madness hats, shirts and free pint glasses. Dancing in The Extra Point Nightclub at
10 p.m. with DJ J-ill spinning the hot hits. No cover. 863-2882.

THE BLACK SHEEP, 79 Main St., Amherst: Ray Mason. 6 to
7:45 p.m. 253-3442,
www.blacksheepdeli.com.

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: Eric Love. Playing favorites from the 1960s and 1970s. 9 to 11:30 p.m.
http://dejabrewpub.com/

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. John Eddie. $17.50, $20. ww.iheg.com.

THE MONTAGUE INN,
485 Federal St. (Route 63), Montague: Dance Party karaoke with DJ Dr. Dudley. 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. http://themontagueinn.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Paw’s Park Dog Park benefit. Raff, other fun TBA. 8 p.m. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls: Turn It Loose. Classic rock. 9:30 p.m. 659-3384.

THE SITZMARK, West Dover, Vt.: Kevin Parry on guitar and vocals. 6 to 9:30 p.m. Free. 802-464-3384, www.kevinparrymusic.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Bruins vs. Toronto at 7 p.m. Celtics vs. Memphis at 8 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

MONADNOCK TRI-STATE DANCE CLUB, Durkee Street, Winchester, N.H. Music by Yvonne & the Reverbs. For more information, call Jean Paquette, publicity committee, 603-357-0794.

ZYDECO DANCE AND PIZZA NIGHT at the Shutesbury Athletic Club, 282 Wendell Road, Shutesbury. 8 to 11 p.m. Louisiana zydeco music is upbeat, infectious and danceable. You don’t need a partner. Lil’ Cyn on accordion, Eileen Almeida on vocals and rubboard, Mike Rose on drums, Dave Leblanc on bass and Bob Rosser on guitar. $1 slice pizza while supplies last. Full bar. $10 cover. www.myspace.com/
zydecoconnection.

Fairs & Festivals

A POLISH EASTER BAZAAR will take place at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 87 K St., Turners Falls. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Polish crafts, homemade foods, raffles and more.

Films

POTHOLE PICTURES, “Bully” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

Music

THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. GV4 Geoff Vidal Quartet, 8 p.m. Winner of the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival Saxophone Competition, Vidal, say promoters, “is quickly emerging as a voice not to be missed on the saxophone. Each of his current working groups, GV3, GV4 and GV5 pushes boundaries and explores a multitude of sonic possibilities. Using conversational elements and bending traditional role-playing duties within Vidal’s original compositions, the bands captivate listeners with their succinctly seductive sound.” Vidal will be joined by Bob Weiner on drums, Darby Wolf on keyboards and Geoff Cunningham on trumpet. $7 online, $10 at the door. www.theartsblock.com.

DON WHITE, singer-songwriter/humorist performs at Temple Israel, 27 Pierce St., Greenfield. Enter on Myrtle Street.
8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. A unique performer — equal parts comedian, author and songwriter — has been performing to an enthusiastic fan base in Greenfield annually for the past 13 years. $15. Tickets at the door or at World Eye Bookshop, Main Street, Greenfield. 773-0201. Refreshments available. Handicap accessible.

GREENFIELD COMMUNITY CHORUS presents its spring concert, “Let the Mystery Be.” 7 p.m. Second Congregational Church, 16 Court Square, Greenfield. Second Congregational Church, 16 Court Square, Greenfield. Directed by Crystalline Ruby Muse. The repertoire will include songs from a wide range of musical genres, with accompaniment on piano, double bass and percussion by Daniel Pac and Cyd Reman. $5 to $10 at the door; half price for children under 18; free for infants and toddlers. 339-4299, www.greenfieldcommunitychorus.com.

HOWARD FISHMAN AND HIS BAND, Immanuel Episcopal Church, “The Stone Church on the Hill,” 20 Church Street, Bellows Falls, Vt. 7:30 p.m., Saturday. Promoters say, “Critically acclaimed singer, guitarist, composer and bandleader Howard Fishman’s exuberant, spontaneous, and unvarnished music has made him a favorite of audiences and critics alike. Ever-evolving and increasingly difficult to pin down, Fishman filters a deep passion for New Orleans jazz, Brooklyn soul, open-hearted country, blues and gospel music through a completely original, experimental aesthetic, to create a sound entirely his own. The New York Times has written that his music “transcends time and idiom.” $17 in advance, $20 at the door for adults; $13 in advance for seniors and children under 12, $15 at the door. Tickets available at Village Square Booksellers (Bellows Falls), Toadstool Bookshop (Keene, NH), Brattleboro Books, Misty Valley Books (Chester), and at www.brattleborotix.com. www.stonechurcharts.org or call 802-463-3100.

THE LONELY HEARTSTRING BAND, new quintet of Berklee College of Music students who simply say “we like the bluegrass music, we like The Beatles” and take off from there. 7:30 p.m. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. $14 general, $12 students and seniors. Reservations and information: 802-254-9276, www.hookerdunham.org.

Potpourri

CREATIVE ECONOMY SUMMIT 4 concludes, see Friday’s listing.

MASSACHUSETTS AUDUBON’S “Dance of the American Woodcock.” Witness one of the most spectacular dances on earth, the courtship display of the American woodcock. Led by Patti Steinman, Arcadia Education Coordinator, and Nan Childs, naturalist/educator. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. $10 for Mass. Audubon members, $15 non-members. For more information: 584-3009, Ext. 812 or arcadia@massaudubon.org.

MEDITATION AS MUSE: Finding Inspiration from Silence: Brian Leaf examines creativity, silence, meditation, and the writing process. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Lilly Library, 19 Meadows St., Florence. No previous experience required. 221-4652.

SHOWCASE OF CIRCUS: Annual spring cabaret at the New England Center for Circus Arts. 3 and 7 p.m. 74 Cotton Mill Hill, No. 300, Brattleboro, Vt. Aerialists and acrobats, jugglers and more. Acts include works in progress from the adult professional training program and solos and group act from advanced youth students. $12 adults, $8 children, under two free. 802-254-9780, www.necenterforcircusarts.org.

SPRING INTO WELLNESS HEALTH FAIR at White Elephant Yoga Studio, 19 East Main St., Orange. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about getting healthy from several holistic practitioners specializing in Reiki, yoga, meditation, exercise and alternative healing. Therapists will give free presentations hourly to explain the different modes of self-care and self-healing. Bring a donation for the Orange Food Pantry and receive a free 15-minute Reiki session from a certified Reiki practitioner. northquabbinhealingarts@gmail.com. North Quabbin Healing Arts is on Facebook.

Theater

“D-GENERATION: An Exaltation of Larks” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

“THE EASTER SONG” continues. See Friday’s listing.

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

“LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS,” concludes, see Friday’s listing.

“MY SON PINOCCHIO,” Ja’Duke Productions, Greenfield High School, 1 Lenox Ave., Greenfield. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. The classic tale of an aging toymaker and his puppet, Pinocchio. Grammy Award-winner and master melodist Stephen Schwartz adds a score of original songs to the classics “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings.” Promoters urge you to “Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the Toy Shop to discover what makes the ‘perfect child.’” We’re also told that this is a family-friendly musical appropriate for all audiences and to expect a mix of a heartwarming fairytale and action-packed adventure. General admission, $12; 65 and over and 12 and under, $10. 863-9901, www.jaduke.com.

Sunday 24

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. March Madness, games all day and night. Win Bud Light March Madness hats, shirts and free pint glasses. All the tournament games on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: John Sheldon. Up Close & Personal. 8 to 10 p.m. http://dejabrewpub.com/

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Alex Snydman/Jeff D’Antona Reunion Trio. $15. www.iheg.com.

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

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: TNT Karaoke. Free. 9 p.m. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

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

Dance

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.

Music

ALICE PARKER will lead one of her celebrated Sings of new and old Lenten hymns and other favorite songs. 3 p.m. Federated Church, Charlemont. Free.

THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Valley Classics Concert “A MUSEical Journey: Adventures in Composition.” 3 p.m. Featuring three recent works for viola duo and Tchaikovsky’s colorfully romantic string sextet Souvenir de Florence. The celebrated viola duo of Scott Slapin and Tanya Solomon will perform a piece by Scott himself, “Nocturne,” as well as a Zydeco-influenced work by internationally renowned composer/fiddler David Rimelis, “A Day in Acadia,” and the world premiere of “Games” by prominent composer/bassist Patrick Neher. Playing the Tchaikovsky sextet will be violinists Colleen Jennings and Jessica Meyer and cellists Rebecca Hartka and Phillip Helzer, along with violists Slapin and Solomon. $15 adults, $5 children 12 and under. Tickets at the door or online at www.theartsblock.com. Wheelchair accessible.

“LET MY PEOPLE GO: Songs of Freedom,” a concert featuring Mak’hela and special guest Evelyn Harris. 4 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Timed to coincide with the arrival of the Pesach (Passover) and the vernal equinox. Traditional and contemporary selections from the classical, folk, pop and gospel songbooks, mining secular as well as liturgical expressions of yearning for freedom and redemption. Adults, $15; seniors and students, $10. Academy of Music Box Office open Tuesday through Friday, 3 to 6 p.m. 413-584-9032 ext.105 (Service fees will apply with purchase) Online: http://academyofmusictheatre.tix.com

THE WINDHAM ORCHESTRA presents “Pathways to Imagination & Performance.” 3 p.m. Latchis Theater, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. Anchoring the performance is Dmitri Shostakovich’s 1945 Symphony No. 9. Although originally intended to be a celebration of the Russian victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, a great “joie de vivre,” gaiety and brilliance mark this masterwork. $15, $10 students, seniors, AARP members. 802-257-4523,
www.bmcvt.org.

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.

Theater

“THE EASTER SONG” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

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

“MY SON PINOCCHIO” concludes, see Saturday’s listing.

Monday 25

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NIT Tournament on 14 HDTVs starting at 7 p.m. Free March Madness pint glasses with each Bud Light Lime or Bud Light Pitcher. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. WGBY presents The Charles Neville Quartet. $17.50, $20. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Dada Dino’s open mic. 8 p.m. Sign-ups start at 7:30 p.m. Free. p.m. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Toronto at 7 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.

Speakers

WHITNEY BATTLE-BAPTISTE, assistant professor of anthropology, UMass-Amherst, will present a talk titled “It Is The Mothers Who Seem to Count; Commemoration, Contestation and Collective Memory at the W.E.B. Du Bois Homesite in Great Barrington.” 1:30 to 3 p.m. Amherst Woman’s Club, 35 Triangle St., Amherst. Free. 549-6865.

NORTHFIELD KIWANIS SPEAKER SERIES continues with Alex Stewart, Northfield Transition Committee chairman, talking about the status of the empty campus and its critical role in the future of Northfield; and the newly occupied former Linden Hill campus by Redemption Academy. 7 p.m. Northfield Town Hall. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. If planning to dine, call Steve Stoia at 498-5921 by Thursday or Friday before the meeting.

Tuesday 26

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NIT Tournament on 14 HDTVs starting at 7 p.m. Free March Madness pint glasses with each Bud Light Lime or Bud Light pitcher. Two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer. 863-2882.

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. New York at 7 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.

Film

BRUCE’S BROWSER, 1497 Main St., Athol: Second in a two-part documentary series called “Not For Ourselves Alone: the Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.” 6:30 p.m. In celebration of Women’s History Month. 978-249-3978, www.brucesbrowser.com.

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.

Wednesday 27

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke in the Sports Bar with Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. plus NIT tournament action on 14 HDTVs with free pint glasses with each Bud Light Lime or Bud Light pitcher. 863- 2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Simon White — Acoustic Style. Acoustic Reggae by White and Boo Pearson. 8 to 10:30 p.m. 978-544-brew.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Todd Snider. Amy Cook opens. $22.50, $25. www.iheg.com.

PEARL STREET BALLROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 9 p.m. GZA/Genius (Wu-Tang Clan). Roc Foxx and The Professors and Ratking opens. $20, $23. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Montreal t 7 p.m. Celtics vs. Cleveland at 7 p.m. 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.

Films

“FIXING THE FUTURE,” hosted by Greening Greenfield, Second Congregational Church, 16 Court Squre, 7 p.m. In this PBS film, David Brancaccio documents the efforts of towns and cities across the country to create recession-proof community economies that put people and planet before profit in order to remain healthy and vibrant in the midst of economic turmoil. Innovative, effective practices, such as local currencies, time banks, community banks, worker cooperatives,

and local business alliances are highlighted. There will be a discussion after the film and donations are welcome. For more information, call 413-772-3747.

Libraries

CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Avenue A, Turners Falls: Homeschool Science with Jim Klaiber. Wednedays at 1:15 p.m. The next few weeks sessions will include investigating alternative energy sources such as wind and solar. Future topics may include telegraphs and rockets. Homeschooling families with children of all ages are welcome. For more information, call 863-3214.

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.

Literary

ERIC TOENSMEIER, author of “Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of An Edible Garden Oasis in the City,” will speak. 7 p.m. Gamble Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College Museum of Art, South Hadley. True story based in Holyoke. Free.

Potpourri

LUCY ANNE HURSTON, niece of literary luminary and Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston and author of “Speak, So You Can Speak Again: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston,” will present a noontime lecture at Greenfield Community College, in the Stinchfield Lecture Hall. She will later be at a reception and conversation at the Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Moonlight Davis, Morning Star and friends will perform jazz, swing, blues and gospel; light fare and cash bar available at the Arts Block from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Both events are free. For more information, email Sheila Damkoehler at sdamkoehler@deerfield.history.museum or call 774-7476 Ext. 10.

Music

MIDWEEK MUSIC at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Hope and Main streets, Greenfield. Wednesdays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Today: Greenfield High School Select Chorus. Paul Calcari, director. Suggested donation, $3 to $10. Make checks payable to Mid Week Music in care of All Souls Church, P.O. 542, Greenfield MA 01302.

UMASS WIND ENSEMBLE performance featuring music by Gounod, Ticheli, Husa, J.S. Bach and Grainger. 8 p.m. Fine Arts Center Concert hall, UMass, Amherst. Tickets $3 for UMass students, $5 other students, seniors and children under 18; $10 general public. Tickets available at fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.

Potpourri

CONNECTICUT RIVER WATERSHED COUNCIL Open House. 4 to 7 p.m. 15 Bank Row, Greenfield. Learn more about the Connecticut and Green rivers that run through our back yards. Explore the offices and water quality testing lab and chat with staff and board members. Food and drinks. www.ctriver.org.

Speakers

ARTISTS William Chambers, Carolyn Clayton, Alicia Renadette and Nina Rossi will speak about their work. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Old Town Hall at Flywheel, 43 Main St., Easthampton. Part of the ECA series of artists talks.
www.easthamptoncityarts.com.

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