Arts & Entertainment Calendar: June 13 to June 19
Holly Lynton photo
The ArtSalon, which is coming to the Arts Block in Greenfield Thursday evening, features presentations from artists about their work followed by discussions with those present. This is an ongoing series and organizers say its purpose is to “reveal the liveliness of contemporary visual arts in Western Massachusetts.” Presenting this week will be Gina Siepel, an interdisciplinary artist based in Greenfield; photographer Holly Lynton of Leverett, whose work is pictured above; neon artist Pacifico Palumbo of Colrain; and artist Sue Huang of Ashfield. See “Potpourri.”
794 MEETINGHOUSE in New Salem presents Brother Sun featuring Joe Jencks, Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock and a cappella singing. Promoters say Brother Sun is an “explosion of musical diversity and harmony in the finest of male singing traditions.” Thursday, 7:30 p.m. $15. Children 12 and under free. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the meetinghouse’s website at www.1794meetinghouse.org. Tickets available at Bruces Browser, 1497 Main St., Athol, and available at the door. For more information, call
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Eric French. Friday, 8 p.m. After 20 years playing guitar, 15 years in remission from leukemia, and now two albums into a career as a singer-songwriter, French has even more love for the blues than when he started. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Brook Batteau with a full band and special guest Kalliope Jones. Saturday, 8 p.m. $7 at the door. Please tip the musicians. Batteau, say promoters, has a sound that is luxurious and raw, full of original soul, style, and power. Kalliope Jones — Amelia Nields Chalfant, Isabella Deherdt and Alouette Batteau — met at the Institute for the Musical Arts in Goshen, a rock ’n’ roll camp just for girls. Their debut video, “Speak Up,” won both the Best Youth Video and the Audience Favorite Award at the 2012 Ashfield Film Festival. 413-625-6292, or email@example.com. www.mochamayas.com.
1794 MEETINGHOUSE, on the Common, just off Route 202 in New Salem. Southern Rail, say promoters, “performs a lively brand of bluegrass with heart-stopping harmonies, flashy instrumental work and irrepressible humor.” Saturday, 7:30 p.m. $15 general, children under 12 free. Tickets available at the door or in advance by calling 978-544-5200. For more information and advance tickets: www.1794meetinghouse.org.
TILTIN’ FOR TILTON: Wine and microbrew tasting fundraiser for Tilton Library, South Deerfield. Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. at Chandler’s Restaurant at Yankee Candle, Routes 5 and 10, South Deerfield. More than 60 different wines from all the major wine regions of the world; a sampling of local microbrews from five brewers; appetizers from Chandler’s menu. Tickets $20 per person in advance available at Tilton LiIbrary, 75 North Main St., South Deerfield or at the South Deerfield Spirit Shoppe. Tickets $25 at the door. For more information call 665-4683 or go to www.tiltonlibrary.org.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Adam Bergeron. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Pianist/composer. He blends jazz, folk, hip-hop, reggae, rock and metal as a multi-instrumentalist. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
26 South Main St., New Salem, presents virtuoso cellist Rebecca Hartka, accompanied by celebrated pianist Gregory Hayes Sunday, 4 p,m. $10 for adults. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the meetinghouse’s website at www.1794meetinghouse.org. Tickets available at Bruces Browser, 1497 Main St., Athol, and available at the door. For more information, call
Wishbone Zoe will be among the talent at Northampton’s First Night.
THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Bloomsday Celebration. Tuesday, 7 p.m. Along with other international enthusiasts of James Joyce’s Ulysses, the epic tale of one fictitious Leopold Bloom and a day in his life in 1904 — The Literacy Project celebrates Bloomsday on the traditional June 16. Rousing music by Rosie Caine and The Wilde Irish Women, followed by a showing of the film “In Bed with Ulysses,”starring veteran actress Kathleen Chalfant. Chalfant will be on hand to introduce the movie and take questions from the audience. Come in Edwardian costume, win prizes and have your picture taken with a bust of James Joyce. Dessert and cheese bar. $10 cover at the door. Cash or checks; no credit cards. 774-0150, email@example.com, www.theartsblock.com.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Open mic night hosted by Dan, Kip and Schultzy from Curly Fingers Dupree from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. No cover. 413-863-2882.
DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Burrie & Friends, 8 to 10 p.m. Progressive folk. No cover. 978-544-2739. www.dejabrewpub.com.
IRON HORSE, 10 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Mother Falcon. Darlingside opens. $10, $13. www.iheg.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Uncle Hal’s Crab Grass Band. Funky-tonk. 8 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. “Superman Premiere Night” Red Sox vs. Baltimore at 7 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 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.
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 Thursday 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 works with young students with cloth, wood, and fiber art. For ages 7 and up. Younger children may participate with a parent to help.
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 through June.
“UNBUTTONED, An Evening of Spoken Word.” 7 to 8:30 p.m. Luthier’s Co-Op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. Featuring writer Janice Beetle. Unbottoned will begin with six open mic slots for five-minute long readings. Open-mic participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up sheet available at
6:45 p.m. Free.
1794 MEETINGHOUSE in New Salem presents Brother Sun featuring Joe Jencks, Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock and a cappella singing. Promoters say Brother Sun is an “explosion of musical diversity and harmony in the finest of male singing traditions.” 7:30 p.m. $15. Children 12 and under free. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the meetinghouse’s website at www.1794meetinghouse.org. Tickets available at Bruces Browser, 1497 Main St., Athol, and available at the door. For more information, call
COOP CONCERT at the Greenfield Energy Park, Miles Street, Greenfield. 6 to 8 p.m. Delvin Miles, Orlen and Gabriel, The Pat and Tex LaMountain Band. Free, but donations are welcome.
www.greenfield-ma.gov. (Deptartment of Recreation, Energy Park).
MARINA RESTAURANT, Route 5, Brattleboro, Vt. Kevin Parry hosts open mic every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. To sign up for a 20-minute slot, call 802-257-7563. For more information, visit
THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: The ArtSalon featuring work by Pioneer Valley artists Gina Siepal, Holly Lynton, Pacifico Palumbo and Sue Huang. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m.; presentations begin at 7 p.m. The ArtSalon gives artists of many disciplines a forum to present their work and discuss their artistic process. The ArtSalon’s format allows four artists to present in about 61∕2 minutes each, followed by a discussion of their work. This is an ongoing series of live oral presentations about creativity, process and product by visual artists in western Massachusetts. $5 suggested donation.
THE NORTHFIELD FARMERS MARKET: 3 to 6 p.m. 105 Main St., in front of Northfield Coffee and Books. (New location). Vendors will offer a variety of vegetables and fruits, meat, eggs, baked goods, plants, crafts and more.
SCOTT SARICH, Colrain resident and soon-to-be graduate student at UMass-Amherst, will talk about the 28th Massachusetts Regiment in the Civil War as part of the Colrain Historical Society’s ongoing look at the Civil War in the Crocker Abbey behind the Pitt House on Main Road. Sarich is a re-enactor with the 28th Regiment, also known as the Irish Brigade, and he will talk about the bBrigade’s war experience. The program at 7:30 p.m. will be preceded at 7 by a business meeting of the society. Refreshments will be served. For information, call Belden at 624-3453.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Friday Night Karaoke with Dirty Johnny from 9 p.m. to midnight. All your favorite sports on 14 HDTVs. See below for Nightclub information. No cover. 863-2882.
DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Ottomatic Slim, 9 to 11:30 p.m. Chicago style blues. No cover. 978-544-2739. www.dejabrewpub.com.
EXTRA POINT NIGHTCLUB (located next to Between The Uprights), 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Dancing to all the hottest hits and some tunes that take you back a few years spun by DJ MIA from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. 413-863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Rainy Day People: The Gordon Lightfoot and Jim Croce Tribute. $15, $18. ∎ 10 p.m. Mammal Dap and Paint. $8, $10. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Something Else. Jazz-groove, and special guests. 9:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Red Sox vs. Baltimore at 7 p.m. Friday night madness with Big Dan in the sports bar. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.
GREAT FALLS COFFEEHOUSE, Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Mandeville and Richards, folk duo. 7 to 9 p.m. Americana and old country music whose combinations of familiar melodies and poignant lyrics are backed with delicate arrangements on ukulele, clarinet, guitar and banjo. Doors open at 6:30. $6 to $12 donations suggested. Refreshments available; museum and museum store open at intermission.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Eric French. 8 p.m. After 20 years playing guitar, 15 years in remission from leukemia, and now two albums into a career as a singer-songwriter, French has even more love for the blues than when he started. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Writers’ Workshop. Noon to 2 p.m. Fridays. Jane Buchanan and Joannah Whitney lead the program, which includes writing exercises and discussion and an opportunity to share what has been written. Participants encouraged to attend the open writing periods during the week as well. No charge and registration not required. Contact Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details. ∎ Open for Business. 2 p.m. Reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace in the LeVanway Meeting room Mondays and Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.
BLUE ROCK FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC at Blue Rock, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Jim Matus on Mandocello and Greek Laouto. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. No cover. Reservations recommended. 625-8133, www.thebluerockrestaurant.com.
FRIENDS OF TILTON LIBRARY Annual book sale will begin tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. for members. Deerfield Town Hall, 8 Conway St., South Deerfield. Memberships available at the door. The sale will continue Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday is bag day: $3 per bag. 665-4683, www.tiltonlibrary.org.
PALESTINE 2013: Arts, crafts, film, food & politics. Friday and Saturday. First Congregational Church, Ashfield. Also sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church and Charlemont Federated Church. Friday: 6:30 p.m., opening reception, exhibition and sale of Palestinian arts and crafts. 7:15, film & discussion,“5 Broken Cameras.” Saturday: 1:30 p.m., doors open. Exhibition and sale of Palestinian arts and crafts.
2 p.m. and 4 p.m., choice of documentary and fiction films show at Congregational Church and St. John’s Episcopal Church. 6 p.m., Middle Eastern Feast (reservations were required by June 10), suggested donation $10 to $15. 7:30 p.m., panel and discussion: “Can a just, lasting, and equitable peace be achieved in Palestine and Israel?” For reservations and information: 413-628-4523, 413-625-6967, 413-339-8530
RESTORATIVE YOGA at Community Yoga and Wellness Center, 16 Federal St., 2nd Floor, Greenfield. 5:30 to 7 p.m. DeDe Boyd and Barbara Polowy will guide students in “active relaxation” using simple yoga props to support the body in a series of backbends, twists and inverted postures to cultivate profound rest and deep relaxation. All levels welcome. $15. To register call 774-4700, email email@example.com, www.community-yoga.com.
WOFA DRUM AND DANCE CO of The Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School will perform at UNITE, 202 Main St., Northampton, 6 to
9 p.m. Planned is an evening of drumming and dancing, a display of West African Artifacts (on loan from the John Hunt Marshall Gallery in Florence), a Photography Exhibit and a streaming of a student video. The company hopes to raise money at this event for its upcoming trip to Guinea. The art installation will be on display until July 9.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: BTU Summer Outdoor Party at Avenue A and Second Street. Landshark Lagoon opens at noon. Music outside begins at 2 p.m. with Curly Fingers Dupree followed by Blackout at 5:30 p.m. Outdoor liquor license, outdoor cafe seating, giveaways, Landshark specials and more. Party continues inside at 10 p.m. See info below for Extra Point Nightclub. No cover. 863-2882.
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 CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. The Wendell Misfit Prom will be held in the backyard of Deja Brew. Parade starts at Wendell Center at 6:30 p.m. This years theme is “Wild Things.” Admission to backyard is a $15 Donation. Proceeds to benefit The Wendell Senior Center. (There is no admission charge to Deja Brew, it will be open as usual.) 978-544-2739. www.dejabrewpub.com.
EXTRA POINT NIGHTCLUB (located next to Between The Uprights), 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Cap off the BTU Summer Outdoor Party by staying for all the hottest tunes in the Nightclub spun by DJ Drew from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ Buffy Sainte-Marie. $25, $30. ∎ 10 p.m. Ivan & Alyosha. Lynn Simonds (of Friends of Yours) and Neulore. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.
PEARL STREET CLUBROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins. $15, $17. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Rockit Queer with DJ Funkadelic Fern. 9:30 p.m. $3. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
SITZMARK, West Dover, Vt. Kevin Parry plays classic acoustic rock poolside. 4 to 7 p.m. Free. 802-464-3384,
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Red Sox vs. Baltimore at 4 p.m. Saturday night madness with Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Brook Batteau with special guest Al Giordano. 7:30 p.m. Batteau is a songwriter, guitar player and vocalist extraordinaire, promoters tell us. Giordano is a vocalist and keyboard player. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292,
Fairs & Festivals
CRAFTS ARE US craft fair at Franklin County Fairgrounds, Greenfield. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free parking; suggested donation one or two non-perishable food items for the Franklin Area Survival Center’s food pantry. Rain or shine. For more information call 665-4039 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
1794 MEETINGHOUSE, on the Common, just off Route 202 in New Salem. Southern Rail, say promoters, “performs a lively brand of bluegrass with heart-stopping harmonies, flashy instrumental work and irrepressible humor.” 7:30 p.m. $15 general, children under 12 free. Tickets available at the door or in advance by calling 978-544-5200. For more information and advance tickets: www.1794meetinghouse.org.
THE ARTS BLOCK CAFE, 289 Main St., Greenfield. The Boxcar Lilies kick off the release of “Sugar Shack.” The album features the Lilies’ “signature spine-tingling, three part harmony as they continue their contemporary take on traditional genres including folk, bluegrass, country and gospel,” say promoters. Tickets $15 in advance, $18 at the door. For more information, call 774-0150, email@example.com. See our cover story, Page D1.
BLACKTOP KENNY in concert. 8 to 11 p.m. RPX, 1 Osgood St., Greenfield. Sponsored by The Recover Project. Suggested donation $5 to $8. Children under 12 free. Family friendly, drug- and alcohol-free event. Coffee and light refreshments available. Proceeds to benefit this year’s Recover Jam.
MARK MANDEVILLE AND RAIANNE RICHARDS and others will perform at Warwick Town Hall, 12 Athol Road, Warwick. 7:30 p.m. Potluck at 6 p.m. Part of the annual Massachusetts Walking Tour along the New England National Scenic Trail from today through June 29. The concert will feature original songs with arrangements on guitar, banjo, harmonica, tin whistle, ukulele and fiddle accompanied by a brief talk on the philosophy behind the Walking tour. The Massachusetts Walking Tour sets forth on a grass roots level to organize local artists together with community based-organizations such as land conservation groups, food share programs and local cultural councils statewide. For a full list of concert dates — which includes several Franklin County towns — go to
THE MONTAGUE BOOKMILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. Diane Cluck with Isabel Castellvi, 8 p.m. $10. Promoters tell us Cluck will play songs from her soon-to-be-released EP “Boneset” as well as new songs from her Song-of-the-Week project. She’ll be accompanied by Castellvi, a classically-trained cellist. http://dianecluck.info. www.montaguebookmill.com. 413-367-9206
STONE CHURCH, Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls, Vt. deturtle, jazz & classical fusion, 7:30 p.m. Here is what promoters have to say, “With their unique instrumentation and tight ensemble, deturtle is able to create an extensive range of textures that never fails to excite audiences. Playing nearly all original compositions and arrangements, the band experiments with different combinations of instruments to weave together two ensembles that could otherwise stand alone.” In advance, $17 for adults, $13 for seniors and children under 12. At the door, $20/$15. Tickets are available at Village Square Booksellers (Bellows Falls), Toadstool Bookshop (Keene, N.H.), Brattleboro Books, Misty Valley Books (Chester), and at www.brattleborotix.com or at the door. www.stonechurcharts.org or call 802-463-3100.
ASHFIELD FARMERS MARKET on Ashfield Town Common. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 21 vendors offering a variety of locally grown and locally made farm products. Annual and perennial plants, vegetable starts, organic eggs, mixed greens, flowers, honey, maple syrup, pork, beef, elixirs, full selection of vegetables, hard cider, mead, bread, pastries and coffee. Turkish prepared food, apples, peaches, blueberries and weekly musical entertainment. 625-6365. Every Saturday through October.
AVIATION WEEKEND at Turners Falls Airport, 1 Aviation Way, Turners Falls. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mass. DOT Aeronautics flight simulator, plane rides, free airplane rides for children under 18, paid rides for adults in vintage airplanes, parachute jumper display, local vendors, food. Many airplanes on display including vintage planes. Free; suggested donations. Rain or shine. Continues Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Sunday’s “Potpourri.” For more information go to www.turnersfallsairport.com.
BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTER representative Danielle Letourneau will be at Greenfield Savings Bank, Community Room, Avenue A, Turners Falls to answer questions about the program regarding philosophy, benefits, rewards, participation and sign-up opportunities. 9 to noon. Light refreshments.
BIKE PATH BINGO! 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Canal-side Nature Walk for Kids. All ages welcome. Practice examining the natural world with field guides, binoculars and a fun game. 863-3221, www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org.
FRIENDS OF TILTON LIBRARY annual book sale continues at Deerfield Town Hall, 8 Conway St., South Deerfield. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. See Friday’s listing.
GREENFIELD FARMERS MARKET at Court Square, Greenfield. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 25 vendors offering a variety of locally grown and produced farm products and locally made crafts. Starter vegetable plants hanging baskets, perennial and annual flower plants, herb plants and culinary herbs, mixed greens, baby spinach, microgreens, honey, maple syrup, homemade jams, fresh baked breads, cookies, grass-fed lamb, beef, goat and pork, locally raised poultry and new this year sustainable Cape Cod fish and more. Check the website at www.greenfieldfarmersmarket.com for vendors, entertainment and events at the market. Every Saturday through Fall.
GREEN RIVER BREW FEST, ninth annual. Ryan & Casey Liquors, 55 Main St., Greenfield. Live music, cigar bar, food vendors, raffle prizes. Entertainment includes singer Vaneese Thomas and Franklin County’s own Uncle Hal’s Crabgrass Band. 1 to 5 p.m. $22 in advance, $25 on festival day. Price includes sampling glass, food coupon, and all the samples you can legally handle. Rain or shine. Must be 21 years or older. Please bring identification. 413- 772-6585. www.ryanandcaseyliquors.com
HISTORIC DEERFIELD, 80 Old Main St., Deerfield. www.historic-deerfield.org, 413-775-7127. ∎ “Three Bags Full: All About Wool.” History Workshop. Every Saturday and Sunday, through June 30. Noon to 4:30 p.m. Drop in any time. From Colonial times to the present, spring has been the season for shearing sheep. Following shearing there is always plenty of wool to be processed and eventually made into clothing, blankets, and other warm necessities for the home. Families will be encouraged to follow the wool trail to the Sheldon House and the Apprentices’ Workshop to learn more about the role of wool in early New England Homes.
∎ Open Hearth Cooking: Spring Brings Fresh Food. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Hall Tavern Kitchen. Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of hearth cooking while learning about colonial foods and diet. This month features ingredients that were in season and abundant like fresh eggs and milk, and seasonal produce like asparagus and berries. Continues June 22, 29. ∎ Programs included with general admission. $12 adults, $5 youth (ages 6-17), free for children under 6 and members.
PALESTINE 2013 concludes, see Friday’s listing.
VISIT TO HISTORIC JOEL GROUT HOMESTEAD, Pelham. 1 to 3 p.m. Robert Groves, restoration specialist and owner of the 18th-century homestead, has invited Pelham Historical Society members and other guests to the society’s fifth and final visit to the fully restored property. Meet at Historic Complex, Amherst Road and Daniel Shays Highway (Route 202), at 12:45 p.m. to carpool. For information and sign up, call Linda Campbell Hanscom at 323-7337.
WHATELY HISTORICAL SOCIETY garden tour. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Five unusual gardens: gardens to attract hummingbirds and butterflies, compact and meandering gardens, art in the garden among flowers and shrubs. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 day of tour. For reservations call 665-4818. Tickets also available at Lasalle Florists, 23A Lasalle Drive and Bay State Perennial Farm, 36 State Road, 10 percent discount on purchases by ticket holders at Lasalle’s and Bay State on day of tour. Rain or shine. The Historical Society Museum, 218 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately, will be open today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ticket sales and viewing of exhibit.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Red Sox vs. Orioles, NASCAR from Michigan International Speedway, U.S. Open Golf Championship plus Stanley Cup and NBA finals action on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.
DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. The Last Trio in Paris, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. No cover. 978-544-2739. www.dejabrewpub.com.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton. 7 p.m. Saul Williams. Chris Gonzalez opens. $17.50, $20. www.iheg.com.
THE PEOPLE’S PINT, 24 Federal St., Greenfield. Bloomsday, 7 to 9 p.m. Celebrate Bloomsday with the Literacy Project. There will be readings from James Joyce’s “Ulysses,” lively Irish music, singing and dancing, and a photo booth with Edwardian costumes. Also available will be the favorite meal of the fictitious Leopold Bloom — Gorgonzola sandwiches and red wine — plus photo opportunities with a bust of Joyce himself. Performing will be Wilde Irish Women. Donations benefit the Literacy Project. 413-773-0333
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Black Twig Pickers and friends. Indie-folky-plucky. 9 p.m. $10. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Baltimore at 1:30 p.m. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports Bar. 773-8313.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Adam Bergeron. 2:30 p.m. Pianist/composer. He blends jazz, folk, hip-hop, reggae, rock and metal as a multi-instrumentalist. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ERVING PUBLIC LIBRARY, 17 Moore St., Erving: First day to sign up for Summer Reading. 1 to 4 p.m. The library will offer an eight-week series of summer programs. In commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Erving, many events will include a history theme. 423-3348, email@example.com.
26 South Main St., New Salem, presents virtuoso cellist Rebecca Hartka, accompanied by celebrated pianist Gregory Hayes at 4 p,m. $10 for adults. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the meetinghouse’s website at www.1794meetinghouse.org. Tickets available at Bruces Browser, 1497 Main St., Athol, and available at the door. For more information, call
FRIENDS OF TILTON LIBRARY annual book sale concludes. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Deerfield Town Hall, 8 Conway St., South Deerfield. Bag day: $3 per bag.
HISTORIC DEERFIELD, “Three Bags Full: All About Wool” History Workshop continues, see Saturday’s listing. Free admission for fathers and grandfathers today.
INTERGENERATIONAL AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN DRUM AND SONG JAM, Unity Park, Turners Falls, 2 to 3 p.m. Free. Demonstrations of traditional West African and Caribbean instruments, rhythms and songs in a short demo with members of Gaia Roots. Then try your hand at drumming by joining a community music jam for all ages. Rain or high heat moves program to the Great Falls Discovery Center. Please bring your own chair for outdoor performance. Visit www.tamarackhollow.com, www.gaiaroots.com
SWIFT RIVER VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 40 Elm St., New Salem, will feature a talk by Lynne Bassett. 2 p.m. Bassett is a quilt historian, author and former curator of textiles and fine arts at Old Sturbridge Village. 978-544-6882, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SWIFT RIVER VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY will host a bus trip to Dana, one of the “lost towns” of the Quabbin. Meet at the museum, 40 Elm St., New Salem, and leave at 11 a.m. $15 per person. Bring lunch, bug spray, drinks and binoculars. Dana, one of the four “lost towns” of the Quabbin, was disincorporated 75 years ago to allow the flooding of the reservoir. On the land near the water, one can still see cellar holes where homes once stood. Reservations must be made by June 14, by calling 978-249-7321. email@example.com.
TURNERS FALLS AVIATION WEEKEND continues at 140 Industrial Blvd., Turners Falls. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Model airplane show fun fly; extreme aerobatic air show performed by many planes of many sizes by local aces; extreme flight helicopter demonstration; FPV drone display by a cinematographer, raffle with donations from national sports teams and local hobby stores including planes and gift certificates; model airplane simulators; kids table and activities; food by Cliff’s Smokin’ Backyard BBQ. Rain date June 23. www.franklinnnrc.com for more information.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Red Sox baseball on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.
THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Bingo! 9:30 p.m. 863-2866, thevoo.net.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. . Free pool all night in the sports bar. Country music with host Kathy and her candy bowl Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Monday Madness with Big Dan in the Sports Bar. 773-8313.
AMHERST CINEMA PRESENTS “Grease: A Sing-Along!” 7:30 p.m. 28 Amity St., Amherst. “Grease” is the original high school musical, starring John Travolta as Danny, the greaser with a heart of gold, and singer Olivia Newton-John in her film debut as Sandy, Danny’s “girl next door” love interest. (1978). Colorful evening of nostalgia and family friendly entertainment with retro costumes, fun door prizes and lots of singing. Audience members who come in “Grease”-themed costume will receive a free popcorn with admission.
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. Monday through Thursday. Self-directed free writing time. Bring own lunch and beverage. ∎ Open for Business. Reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace in the LeVanway Meeting Room Mondays through Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.
MONDAY NIGHT MUSIC, Tilton Library, 75 North Main St., South Deerfield. Season beigns with Rachael Sabol and Ashley Bourque playing contemporary pop music. 7 p.m. on the lawn at the library. Free, bring a chair or blanket. 665-4683
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer. Red Sox vs Rays and Stanley Cup and NBA finals on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 10 p.m. Latin Night. No cover. www.iheg.com.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay at 7 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Trivia at 7 p.m. Open Beer Pong tournament with Megan starts at 9 p.m. 773-8313.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 7:30 p.m. Fancy Trash works the line between rock and folk, blending a non-traditional sensibility with the tradition of acoustic instruments to make something unique. Wishbone Zoe, a teller of stories; “she spins dark tales and devilishly jubilant toe-tappers that conjure up images of gypsy caravans and carnivals after dark,” say promoters. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Self-directed free writing time. Bring your own lunch and beverage. ∎ Classics Book Group. 6:30 to 8 p.m. This session is reading classic fiction. June’s book is “Giant” by Edna Ferber. No sign up needed for this member run group.
DONALD L. BROWN, Massachusetts author, will present a talk about his life experiences and his new book, “The Morphine Dream,” at 6:30 p.m. at the Moore-Leland Library, 172 Athol Road, Orange. Promoters say, “This awe-inspiring story chronicles Brown’s journey, both physical and metaphorical, to recalibrate his life. From Boston to Big Sur, from the factory floor to the halls of the Ivy League, this book celebrates determination and courage and offers hope for those who need to reboot their lives.”
SPOKEN WORD GREENFIELD, third Tuesday of the month. 9 Mill St., Greenfield. Doors open at 7 p.m. Open mic at 7:30 p.m. Ten five-minute open mic slots. Two featured writers. Book signing and selling of local writers works. Come out to read. Featured readers read for 20 to 25 minutes. Bring chap books to sell. Tables at no cost. $1 to $5 sliding scale donation.
APPLE HILL CENTER FOR CHAMBER MUSIC presents works by Poulenc, Clara Schumann and Dvork. Performed by summer session No. 1 faculty. 7:30 p.m. Louise Shonk Kelly Concert Barn, Nelson, N.H. $25 advance, $30 same day reservation; $15 students. 603-847-3371, email@example.com.
SAM AMIDON WITH CHRIS VATALARO in a concert of radically reworked folksongs. 7 p.m. Next Stage, Putney, Vt. Alessi’s Ark opens. Tickets $18, $16. www.brownpapertickets.com, www.amidonmusic.com, 802-257-1006.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke with Dirty Johnny from 9 p.m. to midnight. on 14 HDTVs. No cover. 863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Billy Cox presents The Band of Gypsys Experience. $20, $25. www.iheg.com.
THE RENDEZVOUS,78 Third St., Turners Falls: Quiznite. 8 p.m. 863- 2866, thevoo.net.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Restaurant Appreciation Night. Come in wearing your work shirt or show a pay stub and receive a special prize from Big Dan in the Sports Bar. Free pool for bar/restaurant employees. Sign up for complimentary prizes and giveaways. 773-8313.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Una Jensen. Pop singer from Shelburne with a voice and song writing ability far beyond her years. 8 p.m. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ■ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Self-directed free writing time. Bring your own lunch and beverage.
MONTAGUE PUBLIC LIBRARIES Summer Reading Program sign-ups begins. For children of all ages.
THE PORTER-PHELPS-HUNTINGTON MUSEUM, 130 River Drive, Route 47, Hadley, Wednesday Folk Traditions Afro-Semitic Experience, a group dedicated to preserving, promoting and expanding the cultural and musical heritage of the Jewish and African diaspora. Comprised of African-American and Jewish-American musicians their performance creates an artistic response to anti-Semitism and racism of all forms. General admission, $10, $2 children 16 and under. Picnickers welcome on the museum grounds beginning at 5 p.m. Smoke-free site.. 584-4699, www.pphmuseum.org.
SAMIRAH EVANS performs jazz and blues. 7 p.m. Forbes Library West Lawn, 20 West St., Northampton. Coolidge Museum in case of rain. All ages.
GREAT FALLS FARMERS MARKET, Avenue A and Second Street, Turners Falls, next to the Great Falls Discovery Center. 2 to 6 p.m. Fresh in-season local produce, perennials, annuals, vegetable plants, crafts and baked goods. Entertainment is frequently provided. Rain or shine. More information on Facebook.