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Arts & Entertainment Calendar: April 4 through April 10

Alice Parker of Hawley “ANGLES OF A LANDSCAPE/ My Business is to Sing/Emily Dickinson.” Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m. Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield. The third film of series perspective on Emily Dickinson shows the poet’s lifelong response to music, written and narrated by Amherst poet Susan Snively and produced by Ernest Urvater. Music in the film ranges from traditional classical music played by Pioneer Valley musicians well known to Mohawk Trail concerts’ concertgowers and also includes an original song setting by Charlemont’s own Alice Parker, shown here in a file photo with Mohawk students. Free/donations accepted. Cash bar and light refreshments. For more information, call Mohawk Trail Concerts at 625-9511 or email info@mohawktrailconcerts.org.
a vocal workshop at the Mohawk Trail Regional School for a Mohawk Reunion concert on March 24th. March 7, 2012 Franz

Alice Parker of Hawley “ANGLES OF A LANDSCAPE/ My Business is to Sing/Emily Dickinson.” Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m. Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield. The third film of series perspective on Emily Dickinson shows the poet’s lifelong response to music, written and narrated by Amherst poet Susan Snively and produced by Ernest Urvater. Music in the film ranges from traditional classical music played by Pioneer Valley musicians well known to Mohawk Trail concerts’ concertgowers and also includes an original song setting by Charlemont’s own Alice Parker, shown here in a file photo with Mohawk students. Free/donations accepted. Cash bar and light refreshments. For more information, call Mohawk Trail Concerts at 625-9511 or email info@mohawktrailconcerts.org. a vocal workshop at the Mohawk Trail Regional School for a Mohawk Reunion concert on March 24th. March 7, 2012 Franz

Thursday 4

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Open Mic Night with Dan, Kip and Schultzy from Curly Fingers Dupree at 8:30 p.m., plus NIT Championship Game at 7 p.m. Win Bud Light Hoop Prizes during the game. No cover.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Jen Spingla and Alyssa Kelly. Etch-a-Slketch original (folk) rock. 8 to 10:30 p.m.
http://dejabrewpub.com/

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Leon Redbone. ∎ 10 p.m. Orange Television. Low Cut Connie opens. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS,
78 Third St., Turners Falls: Falltown String Band. 8 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

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

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 7 p.m. The Collected Poets Series featuring James Arthur and Maya Johnson. Poetry Reading. $2 to $4 suggested donation. Please tip the baristas. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. Arthur was born in Connecticut and grew up in Canada. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Poetry, Ploughshares, and The American Poetry Review. He has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry, a residency at the Amy Clampitt House and a Discovery/The Nation Prize. “Charms Against Lightning,” his debut poetry collection, is available from Copper Canyon Press as a Lannan Literary Selection. Arthur is currently a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University. Janson’s first poetry collection, “Murmur & Crush,” was published by Hedgerow Books in 2012. Her poetry has appeared widely in journals including Massachusetts Review, Harvard Review, an Orion, and has been included in “Best American Poetry.” She is a recipient of an artist’s fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is employed as a community health nurse and a lecturer in poetry at Smith College. http://collectedpoets.com.

Dance

SMITH COLLEGE SENIOR THESIS DANCE CONCERT featuring original choreography of eight undergraduate students’ work. 8 p.m. Hallie Flanagan, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, Smith College, Northampton. $9 general, $5 students and seniors. For tickets go to www.smith.edu/smitharts. Continues Friday and Saturday.

Films

“ANGLES OF A LANDSCAPE/ My Business is to Sing/Emily Dickinson.” 7 to 9 p.m. Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield. The third film of series perspective on Emily Dickinson shows the poet’s lifelong response to music, written and narrated by Amherst poet Susan Snively and produced by Ernest Urvater. Music in the film ranges from traditional classical music played by Pioneer Valley musicians well known to Mohawk Trail concerts’ concertgowers and also includes an original song setting by Charlemont’s own Alice Parker. Free/donations accepted. Cash bar and light refreshments. For more information, call Mohawk Trail Concerts at 625-9511 or email info@mohawktrailconcerts.org.

“CHICAGO 10” documentary. 7 p.m. Shutesbury Town Hall. Archival footage, animation and music are used to look back at the protests, government response and the ensuring trial of eight anti-war protesters, following the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Guest will be Jonathan Tuttle of Shutesbury who was a community organizer in Chicago and participated in the organization of the protests. He will join a discussion following the movie.

PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL begins. A two-week celebration of the best in Jewish cinema from around the world. Twenty award-winning international and independent films, 16 venues in eight Pioneer Valley communities. Twelve films will be accompanied by introductions, panel discussions, and conversations with local scholars and content experts. Today through April 18. Today: ∎ “The Art of Spiegelman,” 7 p.m. Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley. Spiegelman is the man behind “Maus,” the Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel about the Holocaust. “Maus” was translated into 18 languages and honoured in a special exhibit by the Museum of Modern Art. In 2005, Time Magazine named Spiegelman among their Top 100 Most Influential People of the Century. This intimate portrait of the complicated cartoon artist shows him at work and at home, chain-smoking and kvetching with his wife, Francoise Mouly, art editor of The New Yorker, where Spiegelman worked for 10 years. ∎ “A Bottle in the Gaza Sea.” 7 p.m. Bay Path College, Longmeadow. A stirring Romeo and Juliet tale for the Internet age of Tal, 17-year-old French woman living in Jerusalem and a young Palestinian named Naim. ∎ “Joann Sfar Draws from Memory.” 7 p.m. Mount Holyoke College. This prolific 39-year-old artist has published 150 graphic novels, including French best-seller “Rabbi’s Cat” and New York Times best-seller “Little Vampire.” ∎ “People of the Graphic Novel.” 7 p.m. Mount Holyoke College. You may be surprised at who gave birth to Clark Kent and how the funnies went from thrilling pulp to respected graphic novel. Some events are free. Tickets to all events can be purchased at the door, as available. Tickets to some events may be purchased in advance in person or by phone at the Springfield JCC (1160 Dickinson Street; 739-4715). Tickets for some events are only available through theater box offices. Most films are $9; students/senior price $7. For details: www.pvjff.org. Also, see our cover story, Page D1.

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.

Music

JAZZ LAB ENSEMBLE CONCERT featuring the UMass Amherst Jazz Lab Ensemble, Micah Maurio and Jeff Schneider, directors. 8 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, Umass, Amherst. Big Band repertoire with new and historical works. Free. 545-0018.

Potpourri

FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS at Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., downtown Springfield. More than 40 objects from the art, history and science collections will be interpreted by local florists, designers and garden club members. Today: learn the behind the scenes story of “Art in Bloom,” the MFA Boston’s annual celebration of art and flowers during the weekly Museums a la Carte lecture at 12:15 p.m. This evening from 5 to 8 is this month’s Culture & Cocktails event, where guests can view the featured floral arrangements in the Wood Museum of Springfield History. 263-6800, www.springfieldmuseums.org.

“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.

Speakers

THE BEATLES SCHOLAR SCOTT FRIEMAN lecture with visuals and music. “Looking Through a Glass Onion: Deconstructing The Beatles’ White Album.” 7 p.m. Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst. 4 and 7 p.m. Members $15, general, $20. Tickets at the Amherst Cinema box office or online at www.amherstcinema.org.

KAREN L. KING, Hollis professor of divinity at Harvard Divinity School, will deliver a lecture titled, “Was Jesus Married? Early Christian Controversies over Marriage, Celibacy and Salvation.” 4:30 p.m. Cole Assembly Room at Amherst College’s Converse Hall, Amherst. King made headlines in the fall of 2012 with her discovery of a fourth-century fragment of papyrus that she said is the only existing ancient text quoting Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife. Free. 542-8417.

Theater

“THE BIZ” by Crystal Williams, class of 2013 Amherst College. 8 p.m. Studio 3, Amherst College, Amherst. On her first day of work, a young intern struggles to navigate the sensitive world of an NGO with questionable intentions. But she isn’t the only person in The Biz who had some learning to do. Things aren’t always as they seem and people aren’t always who they would lead others to believe. Could this be the worst internship in the world? Free. Continues Friday and Saturday. Tickets free; reservations recommended. Call the box office at 542-2278.

Friday 5

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Steak raffles at 4:30 p.m. Friday Night Karaoke in the Sports Bar with “Dirty Johnny” at 9 p.m. and then dancing in The Extra Point Nightclub with DJ Drew at 10 p.m. No cover.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: The Equalites. Reggae fantastico. 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-BREW.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Band of Heathens. Whitehorse opens. $12.50, $15. ∎ 10 p.m. Jason Anderson. Beatroot and John Cragie and Leigh Jones. $8, $10. ww.iheg.com.

RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: ∎ 7 p.m. Drew Paton’s 1940s Hit Parade. Free. ∎ 9:30 p.m. Home body and Happy Jawbone Family Band. 9:30 p.m. $5. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls: Card night. Pitch and Scat. 8 p.m. 659-3384.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Sam Adams Night. Prizes and giveaways. Celtics vs. Cleveland at 7:30 p.m. Friday night madness with Big Dan in the sports bar. Bud Light Night. Prizes and giveaways. Watch 11 50 inch HDTVs. 773-8313.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Misty Blues. 8 p.m. All members of the band, being lovers of the blues genre, noticed a deficit of blues in the Berkshires that focus on the multitude of talented and influential female performs. Misty Blues pays homage to the older blues music made popular by the bold and brassy women of its time. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

AMHERST INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: Every Friday night, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Bangs Community Center, Boltwood Walk, Amherst Center. Dances from the Balkans, Middle Eastern Europe, more. You need not bring a partner. Live music first Fridays of the month. Some teaching. Beginners welcome. Donation. 549-6748. www.amherstfolkdancing.org.

FIRST FRIDAY CONTRADANCE, Guiding Star Grange, located at 401 Chapman St., Greenfield.The Moving Violations, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. The Moving Violations are: Marnen Laibow-Koser (piano, flute), Chuck Corman (bass, guitar, percussion), Van Kaynor (fiddle) and Ron Grosslein (fiddle, mandolin). Schedule: 8 to 8:30 p.m., Swedish couples dancing; 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., contras. $10, $8 students. 413-549-1913, rose@themovingviolations.com.

SMITH COLLEGE SENIOR THESIS CONCERT continues. See Thursday’s listing.

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

BOOK LAUNCH for “How the Light Gets In: Writing as a Spiritual Practice” by Pat Schneider, founder of Amhrest Writers & Artists. 7 to 10 p.m. Paradise Room, Smith College Conference Center 7, Northampton.

Music

AMANDA PALMER with special musical guest ACLU Benefit. 8 p.m. Calvin Theater, 19 King St., Northampton. $27.5. www.iheg.com.

BLUE ROCK FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ at 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Steve Kurtz on Sax and Dan Belmont on piano. No cover. Reservations recommended. 625-8133, www.thebluerockrestaurant.com.

ESPRESSO JAZZ performs at Chandler’s at Yankee Candle Wine, Food & Jazz Spectacular.” 6 p.m. Routes 5 & 10, South Deerfield. Reservations: 665-1277.

ETHAN STONE and special guests will perform a concert at the Recover Project, 68 Federal St., Greenfield. 8 to 11 p.m. The Recover Project is a community open to all concerned with alcohol and drug addiction. Tickets $8 in advance at the Recover Project, or $10 at the door. Sally’s Scrumptious Dessert Bars, other refreshments and various soft drinks will be available at the event. Open to all ages. Alcohol free. www.ethanstonemusic.com, www.wjdf.com, www.recoverproject.org.

KRIS DELMHORST with Claire Holley in concert. 7 and 9 p.m. The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. $15. www.parlorroommusic.com. Here is what Signature Sounds has to say, in part, about Delmhorst latest album, “Shotgun Singer,” a “collection of songs fully realized and even lush at times, but retaining a hushed intensity, a spirit of lo-fi intimacy and unhurried exploration.” You can listen to music samples from Delmhorst and Holley at The Parlor Room’s website.

MONTAGUE BOOKMILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague: 8 p.m. Ephemeral String Band draws from several branches of traditional American music including Oldtime Stringband music, early countryand bluegrass and shape note sacred hymns. And Armand Aromin and Ben Gagliardi are musically bound by a shared love of traditional Irish music. $6. 367-9206, www.montaguebookmill.com.

TOM GOSS, nationally-acclaimed Washington, D.C., musician, will perform at Hooker-Dun Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.$10. A VIP reception to meet and talk with Goss will be at 6 p.m. at Backside Cafe. $20 for concert and reception. For reservations: 802-275-2372, greenmountaincrossroads@gmail.com.

VALLEY DUO Polly Fiveash and Anand Nayak team up with Michigan’s Seth Bernard and May Erlewine for a night of great songs and good company. 7:30 p.m. Cherry Hill Cohousing Great Room, 120 Pulpit Hill Road, Amherst. Tickets at the door at a sliding scale $10-$20.

Potpourri

THE SPRINGFIELD SCIENCE MUSEUM’S large rooftop telescope will be open for public sky-gazing at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Stars Over Springfield observatory series. 7:30 p.m. 21 Edwards St., Springfield. The program takes place on the first Friday of the month from September through May. Introductory talk on topics such as space exploration, seasonal sights of the night sky, current astronomical research or upcoming events like eclipses or comet appearances. This month, Jack Megas will speak on stars and plants that appear in the spring sky. If it is cloudy, a planetarium show will be presented in place of telescope viewing. Best suited for families with children ages 8 and older. Admission $3 adults, $2 children 17 and under. 263-6800 ext. 318.

Theater

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

Saturday 6

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: NCAA Final Four at 5:30 p.m. Bud Light bucket game finals, win Bud Light hoop prizes during the games and then dancing in the Extra Point Nightclub at 10 p.m. with DJ J-ill. 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: Barrett Anderson. Renegade blues. 9 to 11:30 p.m.. http://dejabrewpub.com/

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ Lori McKenna Band. Mark Erelli opens. $20, $25. ∎ 10 p.m. Kids on a Hill. Donna and the Sweet Allan Band opens. $8, $10. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Scott Kuzmeskus. Solo rock/folk originals and covers. 9:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, 32 Federal St., Millers Falls. AfterGlo. Current and classic rock. 9:30 p.m. 659-3384.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Bruins vs Montreal at 7 p.m. DJ Let’s Dance Entertainment in the Sports Bar & Disco hosted by Meghan. Saturday night madness with Kathy and Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Sean Ashby with guest Molly Durnin. 7:30 p.m. Ashby has played and recorded with Sarah McLachlan, Delerium, Ginger and more. Ashby is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer. Durnin is a singer-songwriter with a sound all her own, including a rhythmic guitar groove and tuneful melodic sense that draws from the heart of Americana, folk and blues traditions. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

FIRST SATURDAY CONTRADANCE, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield, Wild Asparagus, 8 to 11:30 p.m.. Wild Asparagus with George Marshall, David Cantieni, Becky Tracy, Ann Percival and guests. Schedule: 8 to 8:30 p.m., beginners’ workshop, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., contradance. $10, $8 students. George Marshall, 413-575-6283, george@wildasparagus.com. www.guidingstargrange.org.

FIRST SATURDAY ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Munson Library, 1046 South East St., South Amherst. Beginners welcome. Bring clean, soft soled shoes. Corey Walters on flute and Eric Eid-Reiner on piano. $8. For more information, contact Mary Jones at 863-3165, www.amherstecd.org.

“THE LITTLE MERMAID” performed by Pioneer Valley Ballet. 1 and 4:30 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Set to Camille Saint Saens’ musical score, the story is based on the fairy tale by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Anderson about a young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul and the love of a human prince. Repeats Sunday at 1 and 4:30 p.m. Tickets $25, $30, $35. Senior discounts of $5 per ticket available only in person. Tickets available at The Academy of Music box office and online at pioneervalleyballet.tix.com.

SQUARE DANCE, Montague Grange, 34 Main St., Montague. 7 to 10 p.m. Square dance to live old-time music. $5. jeffreygolay@gmail.com.

SMITH COLLEGE THESIS DANCE CONCERT concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

Films

“THE NEVER ENDING STORY” shown at Shutesbury Town Hall. 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation $1 per person. Soft drinks, popcorn and goodies $1 each. Sponsored by Friends of the MN Spear Memorial Library.

PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL continues. ∎ “My Best Enemy.” 8:30 p.m. Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield. Victor Kaufmann, the son of wealthy Jewish gallery owners in Vienna, and Rudi Smekal, the son of the Kaufmanns’ housekeeper, have been friends since childhood. But when the Nazis annex Austria, Rudi enlists and betrays the Kaufmanns. A twist of fate leads Rudi and Victor, now a prisoner of the Germans, to swap identities. My Best Enemy is an entertaining Hollywood-style thriller
∎ “The Other Son,” 8:30 p.m. Smtih College, Northampton. As he prepares to join the Israeli army for his national service, Joseph discovers he is not his parents’ biological son, but was inadvertently switched at birth with Yassin, the son of a Palestinian family from the West Bank. ∎ “Orchestra of Exiles,” 7 p.m. Smith College. Featuring Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta, Pinchas Zukerman, Joshua Bell and others, “Orchestra of Exiles” is the suspenseful chronicle of how one man helped save many of Europe’s premiere Jewish musicians from obliteration by theNazis during WWII. See Thursday’s listing.

Music

“APRIL IN PARIS” performed by Mount Holyoke Baroque Ensemble. 8 p.m. McCulloch Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley. 8 p.m. Music by Boismortier, Rameau, Marais and other French favorites.

BOB DYLAN in concert at the Mullins Center, Amherst. $49.50. 800-745-3000.

THE FAB FAUX: A Mixed Bag of Beatles Favorites. 8 p.m. Calvin Theater, 19 King St., Northampton. $25, $35, $45, $85. the treat the seminal music of the Beatles with unwavering respect through painstaking recreation of the songs. (with emphasis on the later works never performed live by the Beatles). www.iheg.com.

JAMIE KENT & THE OPTIONS in concert at The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 7 p.m. solo set. 9 p.m. full band. $10. 665-4036,
www.parlorroommusic.com. Here is what Signature Sounds has to say, in part, about Kent, “A fresh, young 25-year-old singer-songwriter with big dreams and an ever-expanding fanbase ... Kent’s perfectly mellifluous tunes are roll-the-windows-down, soak-up-some-sun kind of good.”

GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHORUS full performance of “American Choral Music: From Colonial Times to the Present.” 7:30 p.m. Sloan Theater, GCC. Directed by Margery Heins, with Amy Roberts-Crawford, accompanist, and soloists from the chorus. Free. Organizers tell us that one of the oldest works on the program is “I am the Rose of Sharon” by the first great American composer, Bostonian William Billings: “This piece is a setting of words from ‘The Song of Solomon’ and it forms a kind of miniature play in its stark, yet beautiful early American style.” Also part of the program will be choral arrangements of “America the Beautiful,” “Shenandoah,” “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need” and “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”

MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague: Glenn Jones, Daniel Bachman, 23 Quartet. 8 p.m. Jones has been playing guitar since age 14; Bachmans sound has evolved from drones and banjo music to a primarily guitar-based approach. $6. 367-9206, www.montaguebookmill.com.

POETRY AND FLUTE EVENT with Bird Man Samana. 7 p.m. Friends’ Meetinghouse, 43 Center St., Northampton. $5 For more information, 584-8187.

SONG & STORY SWAP at the Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst. 7 p.m. Guest performer will be the Irish band Banish Misfortune. Traditional music of Ireland, with occasional forays into tunes from Scotland and Cape Breton. Free; donations accepted. www.nacul.com.

QUABBIN’S GOT TALENT Coffee House. 6:30 p.m. First Congregational Parish, Unitarian on the Common, Petersham. In the Davis Memorial Hall behind the church. Talent contest is open to all ages, individuals and groups in all categories. Performances limited from three to five minutes each. Free; donations accepted. For more information, contact Genevieve Fraser at 978-544-1872.

UMASS HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ FESTIVAL at Bezanson Recital Hall and Fine Arts Center Music Wing, UMass, Amherst. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. New England High School big bands, combos and vocal jazz ensembles with adjudications/clinics by guests including vibraphonist Dave Samuels and UMass Jazz faculty; also music exhibitors.

WAKE UP! WITH MACIE: rock, blues and bawd for the Free and the Brave. 7:30 p.m. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. Racy mix of originals, covers and takeoffs. Adults only. $12. 860-593-2484.

Potpourri

CIRCUS WORKSHOP FOR CANCER SURVIVORS. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. New England Center for Circus Arts, Brattleboro, Vt. Free. Open to anyone living with a cancer diagnosis at any stage. Repeats May 18. To register, contact Pam Roberts at 625-2402 or pam@forestmoon.org.

GIANT WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS REMOTE CONTROL FLEA MARKET. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Franklin County Technical School, 82 Industrial Blvd., Turners Falls. Anything remote control: boats, planes or cars, can be sold. www.franklinrc.com/

GILL ENERGY FAIR, Gill Town Hall, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Free. Kicks off campaign to reduce energy use in town 13 percent in 2013. There will be exhibitors and demonstrations on practices and techniques to track and reduce your energy use, develop a more sustainable lifestyle, live more comfortably, save money and reduce your carbon footprint.

HANDS ACROSS THE VALLEY QUILTERS GUILD presents “Hands All Around” Biennial Quilt Show. UMass Amherst Campus Center, Amherst. Today and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring more than 300 quilts by members and nonmembers. The show includes a special World War II quilt exhibit from Sue Reich’s collection. More than 20 vendors. Admission $8 adults, $2 children 6 to 12 (children under 6 free); $4 students and military. handsacrossthevalley.org/quilt-show/.

TARTAN DAY at Greenfield Savings Bank, 282 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 10 a.m. to noon. Celebration of Scotland’s Declaration of Independence in 1320 and is similar to our Fourth of July. Sample Scottish desserts and plenty of information on Scottish culture, clan information and a schedule of upcoming Scottish events in New England. This is a free community event hosted at GSB by the Clan Donald, one of many Scottish-American family associations. No reservations required.

Theater

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

Sunday 7

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Catch all NASCAR, PGA, NBA and NHL action on 14 HDTVs.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Moonlight & Morning Star. New and old rhythm and blues. 8 to 10 p.m. http://dejabrewpub.com/

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Andrea Gibson and Tylan of Girlyman. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Five Women, One Evening. Wishbone Zoe, Carolyn Walker, Katie Sachs, Christa Joy, Lisa Marie Ellinsen. No cover. 6 p.m. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Celtics vs. Washington at 6 p.m. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports Bar. 773-8313.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Oakes & Smith. 2:30 p.m. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

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.

BRATTLEBORO BALKAN DANCE at the Stone Church, Main and Grove streets, Brattleboro, Vt. 7 to 10 p.m. Music by Xopo featuring Becky Ashenden, Chuck Corman, Gawain Thomas, Annie Guion, Addie Holland, Joe and Barbar Blumenthal. Lively and fun line and circle dances from the Balkans. All levels welcome. Free beginner teaching session at 6:30 p.m. Musicians and singers welcome to sit in for three tunes around 8:20 p.m. Bring clean, soft soled shoes and water bottle. $12 donation. 802-257-9513.

“THE LITTLE MERMAID?? concludes. See Saturday’s listing.

Films

PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL continues.
∎ “David,” Noon, Lander Grinspoon Academy, Northampton. A lonely Muslim boy in Brooklyn is inadvertently immersed in the world of Orthodox Judaism in this tender drama that bridges culture and religion. ∎ “Footnote,” 3 p.m. Smith College, Northampton. In this Oscar-nominated film, a father-son relationship is put to the test through academic rivalry. Winner of nine Ophir Awards and 2011 Best Screenplay Awards at Cannes. See Thursday’s listing.

Potpourri

e_SDLqHANDS ALL AROUND” Biennial Quilt Show concludes. See Saturday’s listing.

INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Green River Zen Center at Montague Retreat Center, 177 Ripley Road, Montague. Led by GRZC teachers. Call 256-1594. Free. Donations welcome.

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.

Speakers

SUNDAY ARTS AND ACTIVISM PROGRAM at Unitarian Meetinghouse, 49 Church St., Bernardston, presents Rufus Collinson, guest poet, and local poets Jim Bell and Nick Fleck speak. 11:30 a.m.
www.bernardstonunitarian.org.

Monday 8

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NCAA Championship game at 9 p.m. Win a Bud Light Giant Basketball Cooler plus free pint glasses to all customers and March Madness hat and shirt giveaways during the game. Red Sox vs. Orioles Fenway Park opening during the afternoon shift.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: NCAA Hoops Final Game, big screen. From whatever time it starts until it’s over. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Carolina at 7 p.m. NCAA Tournament Finals. 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.

Films

PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL continues. ∎ “A Bottle in the Gaza Sea,” 7 p.m., Garden Cinema, Greenfield. Pre-film nosh at 6:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing for more information about this film and about the festival.

“SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN” (PG-13) shown at the Whately Library, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. 3 and 6 p.m. Free popcorn. 665-2170, www.whately.org/index.php/library.

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.

Potpourri

HEARTS ON FIRE AUCTION: Artspace Community Arts Center’s annual auction. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hope and Olive Restaurant, Hope and Olive streets, Greenfield. Free admission. Hearty appetizers, cash bar and live and silent auctions. Red Sox tickets, balloon ride at the Green River Festival, restaurant gift certificates, seeds for a 100 pound pumpkin, paintings and pottery, sculpture and more including mango pickles. For more information, call Artspace at 772-6811 or www.franklyarts.com.

Speakers

“IMMIGRATION REFORM AND AMHERST ISSUES” with speakers Dr. Jennifer Fronc, associate professor, UMass History Department; Dr. Marta Guevara, director of student achievement and accountability, Amherst Regional Public Schools. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Woodbury Room, Jones Library, 43 Amity Road, Amherst. Free. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters Amherst. 253-0633, www.lwvamherst.org.

Tuesday 9

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer plus NCAA women’s Championship game on 14 HDTVs.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. An Acustic Evening with Alejandro Escovedo and The Sensitive Boys. $22.50, $25. ∎ 10 p.m. Latin Night. Latin Dance Night. No cover. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Ginevra and Nora’s open mic cabaret. 8 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Trivia at 7 p.m. Open Beer Pong tournament with Stacey starts at 9 p.m. 773-8313.

Films

PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL continues. ∎ “Hava Nagila” (The Movie). From the Ukraine to YouTube, this lively documentary romps through the history, mystery, and meaning of “Hava Nagila,” the great Jewish standard played at millions of weddings and bar mitzvahs, sports events and even the Olympics. ∎ 1 p.m. Jewish Community Center, Springfield. ∎ “The Other Son,” 7 p.m. Western New England University, Springfield. See Saturday’s listing for information about the movie. See Thursday’s listing for more information about the festival.

Library

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ■ Preschool 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

“ECHOES OF AFRICA:” A compilation by Mary-Ann Devita Palmieri and Marcia Gagliardi of reminiscences from 11 writers connected to the North Quabbin region of central Massachusetts. 7 p.m. “the back corner” at Bruce’s Browser, Inc., 1497 Main St., Athol. Each of the writers has worked or lived in Africa for several months or more. Writers include Fern Aguda-Brown, Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi, Beth Gospodarek, Louise Dwyer Huppert, Michael Huppert, Kia Morley Mellon, Mary-Ann Devita Palmieri, Tony Palmieri, Carol Hastings Reed, Ursa Scherer Richardson and Ellen Woodbury. 978-249-3978, www.brucesbrowser.com.

Music

UMASS CHAMBER ENSEMBLES perform Brahms, Faure, Mozart and others. 7:30 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, Umass, Amherst. Free.

Speakers

GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE Senior Symposia presents Marc Simpson, associate director of the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, will present “Winslow Homer at the Clark.” One of the most significant of 19th-century American artists, Homer is best known for his seascapes and landscapes in oil and watercolor. 2 to 4 p.m. GCC downtown location, Main Street, Greenfield. 2 to 4 p.m. $10. Financial assistance available by pre-registration only. 775-1661, www.gcc.mass.edu/community_education/

Wednesday 10

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke in the Sports Bar with Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. plus try your luck at trivia at 7 p.m. with Bar Manager Kara. No cover.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Shout Lulu, Southern string band. 8 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Come down and meet celebrity bartender Amanda from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All proceeds from tips and raffle prizes go to SYS Cancer Fund. Bruins vs. New Jersey at 7:30 p.m. Celtics vs. Brooklyn 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

PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL continues. ∎ “Jealous of the Birds.” 7 p.m. Springfield College. Some 15,000 Holocaust survivors remained in Germany after WWII. How could they stay? Jealous of the Birds was born from this pivotal question. See Thursday’s listing.

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. ∎ In recognition of National Poetry Month, the library will hold a Poets’ Supper poetry workshop each Wednesday in April from 6 to 8 p.m. in the LeVanway Room. Led by Joannah Whitney. Open to poets of all levels of experience. The series will culminate in a reading May 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the LeVanway Room. Bring a bag supper to eat during the session. Free.

Music

THE BRATTLYN BROTHERS play at The Whetstone Station, 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro, Vt. 8:30 to 11 p.m. Rich Mayer on drums, Kevin Parry on guitar, Ken Storey on bass and Joe Santry on guitar. Special guest Scott Sizer on trumpet. Classic rock and roll standards. 802-490-2354, www.kevinparrymusic.com.

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 Jazz Band. Paul Calcari, director. Mastro Calcari’s final appearance at Mid-Week Music with his impending retirement. Come wish him well. $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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