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Arts & Entertainment Calendar: June 27 to July 3

  • Rev Tor Band and Music in Common are joining forces to re-create The Band’s classic concert film, “The Last Waltz,” live at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls. Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. The concert features renditions of all the hits by the Band featured in the film such as “The Weight,” “Up On Cripple Creek,” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” as well as songs by bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton and many more. See listing on this page for full details of the area musicians in the lineup. Tickets: $27 in advance, $32 day of show. www.musicincommon.org/tickets.<br/>(Submitted photo)

    Rev Tor Band and Music in Common are joining forces to re-create The Band’s classic concert film, “The Last Waltz,” live at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls. Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. The concert features renditions of all the hits by the Band featured in the film such as “The Weight,” “Up On Cripple Creek,” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” as well as songs by bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton and many more. See listing on this page for full details of the area musicians in the lineup. Tickets: $27 in advance, $32 day of show. www.musicincommon.org/tickets.
    (Submitted photo)

  • Submitted photo<br/>Ja’Duke goes to the barricades<br/>Ja’Duke Productions, which knows how to deliver big shows with lots of music, opens “Les Miserables” on Friday for a two-day run at The Academy of Music in Northampton. Next week, it will be staged Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the company’s performing arts center in Turners Falls. “Les Miserables,” when it was first staged 25 years ago, won the Tony for Best Musical. Songs will include “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Castle in the Clouds,” “Do You Hear the People Sing,” “Heart Full of Love” and “Stars.” Pictured, David Neil and Judith Dean Kulp as the Thenardiers in a scene from the song “Master of the House.” See “Theater.”

    Submitted photo
    Ja’Duke goes to the barricades
    Ja’Duke Productions, which knows how to deliver big shows with lots of music, opens “Les Miserables” on Friday for a two-day run at The Academy of Music in Northampton. Next week, it will be staged Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the company’s performing arts center in Turners Falls. “Les Miserables,” when it was first staged 25 years ago, won the Tony for Best Musical. Songs will include “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Castle in the Clouds,” “Do You Hear the People Sing,” “Heart Full of Love” and “Stars.” Pictured, David Neil and Judith Dean Kulp as the Thenardiers in a scene from the song “Master of the House.” See “Theater.”

  • DAN DROLLETTE,  author of the recently published “Gold Rush in the Jungle: The Race to Discover and Defend the Rarest Animals of Vietnam’s : Lost World” will appear at Boswell’s Books, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.  Drollette is a science writer who has lived and worked all over the globe. He will discuss the little known “Lost World” where mammals never before seen by western science have popped up frequently in the last decade. They include the half goat/half ox, a deer that barks and a close relative of the nearly extinct Javan rhino.<br/>

    DAN DROLLETTE, author of the recently published “Gold Rush in the Jungle: The Race to Discover and Defend the Rarest Animals of Vietnam’s : Lost World” will appear at Boswell’s Books, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Drollette is a science writer who has lived and worked all over the globe. He will discuss the little known “Lost World” where mammals never before seen by western science have popped up frequently in the last decade. They include the half goat/half ox, a deer that barks and a close relative of the nearly extinct Javan rhino.

  • “LUNCH WITH LENNY” at the Greenfield Grille’s Banquet Room, 30 Federal St., Greenfield, with Lenny Zarcone.  Entertaining variety shows with comedy, music from the ’30s, ’40s, ’50s and ’60s and lunch. Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Show 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. For more information and reservations, call 376-4777, greenfieldgrille@comcast.net

    “LUNCH WITH LENNY” at the Greenfield Grille’s Banquet Room, 30 Federal St., Greenfield, with Lenny Zarcone. Entertaining variety shows with comedy, music from the ’30s, ’40s, ’50s and ’60s and lunch. Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Show 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. For more information and reservations, call 376-4777, greenfieldgrille@comcast.net

  • Una Jensen<br/><br/>

    Una Jensen

  • Local blues diva Janet Ryan.

    Local blues diva Janet Ryan.

  • MOHAWK TRAIL CONCERTS 44th season opens at Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont. Friday, 7 p.m. Returning tenor William Hite, pictured, will perform songs by Francis Pulenc and Benjamin Britten, accompanied by pianist Estela Olevsky. Completing the program, a string quartet composed of Joel Pitchon and Masako Yanagita, violin; Ronald Gorevic, viola; Marie-Volcy Pelletierr, cello, and Salvatore Macchia, double bass, will perform.  Tickets $18, $15 for students and seniors. The concert repeats Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s tickets are $20, $18 students and seniors. 625-9511, www.mohawktrailconcerts.org. Tickets available at Avery’s Store, Charlemont; Boswell’s Books, Shelburne Falls; World Eye Bookshop, Greenfield and Broadside Bookshop, Northampton. <br/>

    MOHAWK TRAIL CONCERTS 44th season opens at Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont. Friday, 7 p.m. Returning tenor William Hite, pictured, will perform songs by Francis Pulenc and Benjamin Britten, accompanied by pianist Estela Olevsky. Completing the program, a string quartet composed of Joel Pitchon and Masako Yanagita, violin; Ronald Gorevic, viola; Marie-Volcy Pelletierr, cello, and Salvatore Macchia, double bass, will perform. Tickets $18, $15 for students and seniors. The concert repeats Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s tickets are $20, $18 students and seniors. 625-9511, www.mohawktrailconcerts.org. Tickets available at Avery’s Store, Charlemont; Boswell’s Books, Shelburne Falls; World Eye Bookshop, Greenfield and Broadside Bookshop, Northampton.

  • File photo<br/>Estela Olevsk. professor emerita of piano at UMass-Amherst, will perform a fundraising concert at the Brick  Church, 71 Old Main St., Deerfield, on Sunday, Feb. 9. at 3 p.m. The $10 suggested donation is the best deal in town for what can only be called a class act on every level.

    File photo
    Estela Olevsk. professor emerita of piano at UMass-Amherst, will perform a fundraising concert at the Brick Church, 71 Old Main St., Deerfield, on Sunday, Feb. 9. at 3 p.m. The $10 suggested donation is the best deal in town for what can only be called a class act on every level.

  • “BLOOD WEDDING” presented by New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. Dark story of violence and vendetta in a rural Spanish town. An arranged country marriage between the children of rich landowners is about to take place. The bride’s former lover arrives at the wedding and the two run away with each other. The entire town goes after the lovers in the middle of the night where pursuers and pursued plunge into a realm of deep darkness where the moonlight is not friendly and the forest not shelter enough. Friday, 7 p.m. Repeats Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $5 NEYT summer program students; $10 students and seniors; $12 adults. To reserve seats, email name and number of tickets to neytalumnishow@gmail.com, 802-246-6398 Ext. 103.<br/>

    “BLOOD WEDDING” presented by New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. Dark story of violence and vendetta in a rural Spanish town. An arranged country marriage between the children of rich landowners is about to take place. The bride’s former lover arrives at the wedding and the two run away with each other. The entire town goes after the lovers in the middle of the night where pursuers and pursued plunge into a realm of deep darkness where the moonlight is not friendly and the forest not shelter enough. Friday, 7 p.m. Repeats Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $5 NEYT summer program students; $10 students and seniors; $12 adults. To reserve seats, email name and number of tickets to neytalumnishow@gmail.com, 802-246-6398 Ext. 103.

  • We don’t usually talk about shows that are happening up in Putney, Vt., in this column, but I know that many of you will be interested in this particular one.<br/>On Friday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m., Buckland native Randy Smith, along with his band the Merry Men, will perform one of his last shows ever when his “Last Dance” tour makes a stop at The Next Stage Arts Project at 15 Kimball Hill in Putney.

    We don’t usually talk about shows that are happening up in Putney, Vt., in this column, but I know that many of you will be interested in this particular one.
    On Friday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m., Buckland native Randy Smith, along with his band the Merry Men, will perform one of his last shows ever when his “Last Dance” tour makes a stop at The Next Stage Arts Project at 15 Kimball Hill in Putney.

  • THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Randy Smith and his Band of Merry Men with special guest Keeghan Nolan. Here is what promoters say, “For those that enjoy listening and interacting in an intimate story-telling environment, join us for an acoustic evening featuring a collection from Randy Smith’s solo work. A Billboard and International award-winning musician, Randy has performed over 4,500 live shows ... His resume includes working with Aldo Nova (Celine Dion, Jon Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper), sharing the stage or touring with Edgar Winter, Bobby Kimball (Toto), Rick Derringer, April Wine, Henry Lee Summer, Foghat and Warrant.” Saturday, 8 p.m $10 in advance, $12 at the door.  http://theartsblock.com<br/>

    THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Randy Smith and his Band of Merry Men with special guest Keeghan Nolan. Here is what promoters say, “For those that enjoy listening and interacting in an intimate story-telling environment, join us for an acoustic evening featuring a collection from Randy Smith’s solo work. A Billboard and International award-winning musician, Randy has performed over 4,500 live shows ... His resume includes working with Aldo Nova (Celine Dion, Jon Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper), sharing the stage or touring with Edgar Winter, Bobby Kimball (Toto), Rick Derringer, April Wine, Henry Lee Summer, Foghat and Warrant.” Saturday, 8 p.m $10 in advance, $12 at the door. http://theartsblock.com

  • H’ART & SOUL PRESENTS: Christie Leigh, Saturday, 1 to 2 p.m., The Brickhouse, Third Street, Turners Falls. Suggested donation, $10. Children under 17, free. Here is what promoters have to say, “Born in a small New England town, Christie Leigh grew up in a family that encouraged her creativity from a very young age. Christie’s first taste of songwriting came when she started writing funny songs to entertain her younger sister Candice, who is in a wheelchair with cerebral palsy and legally blind.”<br/>

    H’ART & SOUL PRESENTS: Christie Leigh, Saturday, 1 to 2 p.m., The Brickhouse, Third Street, Turners Falls. Suggested donation, $10. Children under 17, free. Here is what promoters have to say, “Born in a small New England town, Christie Leigh grew up in a family that encouraged her creativity from a very young age. Christie’s first taste of songwriting came when she started writing funny songs to entertain her younger sister Candice, who is in a wheelchair with cerebral palsy and legally blind.”

  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague: Katie Sachs, Greenfield-based singer songwriter. She creates complex melodies and vivid lyrical imagery, say promoters. Also, Wishbone Zoe (pictured), who spins dark tales and devilishly jubilant toe-tappers that conjure up images of gypsy caravans and carnivals after dark, say promoters. Saturday, 8 p.m. $5 to $8 sliding scale. 367-9206, <br/>www.montaguebookmill.com.<br/>

    Recorder/Paul Franz
    MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague: Katie Sachs, Greenfield-based singer songwriter. She creates complex melodies and vivid lyrical imagery, say promoters. Also, Wishbone Zoe (pictured), who spins dark tales and devilishly jubilant toe-tappers that conjure up images of gypsy caravans and carnivals after dark, say promoters. Saturday, 8 p.m. $5 to $8 sliding scale. 367-9206,
    www.montaguebookmill.com.

  • Submitted photo<br/>Museum makes history<br/>The Kemp-McCarthy Museum in Rowe is marking its 50th anniversary Sunday with a host of activities, new exhibits, treats and live music that you’ll find detailed under “Potpourri.” Pictured, the museum’s schoolroom exhibit.

    Submitted photo
    Museum makes history
    The Kemp-McCarthy Museum in Rowe is marking its 50th anniversary Sunday with a host of activities, new exhibits, treats and live music that you’ll find detailed under “Potpourri.” Pictured, the museum’s schoolroom exhibit.

  • MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Saturday, 8 p.m. Pamela Means “one of the fiercest guitar players and politically rooted musicians in the industry today” according to Curve Magazine. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, <br/>info@mochamayas.com. <br/>

    MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Saturday, 8 p.m. Pamela Means “one of the fiercest guitar players and politically rooted musicians in the industry today” according to Curve Magazine. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292,
    info@mochamayas.com.

  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>Katie Sachs

    Recorder/Paul Franz
    Katie Sachs

  • The Miro Sprague Trio, which also features Linda Oh and Mark Ferber, will be performing at the Arts Block in Greenfield on Friday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m. <br/>

    The Miro Sprague Trio, which also features Linda Oh and Mark Ferber, will be performing at the Arts Block in Greenfield on Friday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m.

  • MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Jesse Hanson. 18-year-old singer-song-doodler/multi-instrumentalist from Boston. She combines catchy melodies with a folk feel and some jazz chords along with her refined violin skills and a looper, say promoters. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. <br/>

    MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Jesse Hanson. 18-year-old singer-song-doodler/multi-instrumentalist from Boston. She combines catchy melodies with a folk feel and some jazz chords along with her refined violin skills and a looper, say promoters. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

  • The Franklin County Musicians Cooperative, which eases us through summer every year with weekly concerts of music at the Energy Park, has two shows planned this week. First, there is the regular concert on Thursday and then a rare Sunday concert. Austin & Elliot is in Thursday’s lineup and Russell Kaback performs Sunday. Meanwhile, the Greenfield Military Band starts its July season of Tuesday concerts next week. All this happens at the Energy Park, which is just a short walk downhill from Main Street in Greenfield. See “Music.”

    The Franklin County Musicians Cooperative, which eases us through summer every year with weekly concerts of music at the Energy Park, has two shows planned this week. First, there is the regular concert on Thursday and then a rare Sunday concert. Austin & Elliot is in Thursday’s lineup and Russell Kaback performs Sunday. Meanwhile, the Greenfield Military Band starts its July season of Tuesday concerts next week. All this happens at the Energy Park, which is just a short walk downhill from Main Street in Greenfield. See “Music.”

  • WATERMELON WEDNESDAYS CONCERTS :West Whately Chapel near the corner of Williamsburg and Conway roads, West Whately. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Red June. Acoustic Americana and roots from Asheville, N.C. $16. Tickets and directions available online www.watermelonwednesdays.com. Advance purchase highly recommended as this is an intimate venue and space is limited.<br/>

    WATERMELON WEDNESDAYS CONCERTS :West Whately Chapel near the corner of Williamsburg and Conway roads, West Whately. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Red June. Acoustic Americana and roots from Asheville, N.C. $16. Tickets and directions available online www.watermelonwednesdays.com. Advance purchase highly recommended as this is an intimate venue and space is limited.

  • Readers help Dave Barry develop his Gift Guide by sending in items of note. Among those who recommended the Ostrich Pillow is our very own Russ Thomas of Greenfield.

    Readers help Dave Barry develop his Gift Guide by sending in items of note. Among those who recommended the Ostrich Pillow is our very own Russ Thomas of Greenfield.

  • Rev Tor Band and Music in Common are joining forces to re-create The Band’s classic concert film, “The Last Waltz,” live at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls. Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. The concert features renditions of all the hits by the Band featured in the film such as “The Weight,” “Up On Cripple Creek,” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” as well as songs by bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton and many more. See listing on this page for full details of the area musicians in the lineup. Tickets: $27 in advance, $32 day of show. www.musicincommon.org/tickets.<br/>(Submitted photo)
  • Submitted photo<br/>Ja’Duke goes to the barricades<br/>Ja’Duke Productions, which knows how to deliver big shows with lots of music, opens “Les Miserables” on Friday for a two-day run at The Academy of Music in Northampton. Next week, it will be staged Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the company’s performing arts center in Turners Falls. “Les Miserables,” when it was first staged 25 years ago, won the Tony for Best Musical. Songs will include “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Castle in the Clouds,” “Do You Hear the People Sing,” “Heart Full of Love” and “Stars.” Pictured, David Neil and Judith Dean Kulp as the Thenardiers in a scene from the song “Master of the House.” See “Theater.”
  • DAN DROLLETTE,  author of the recently published “Gold Rush in the Jungle: The Race to Discover and Defend the Rarest Animals of Vietnam’s : Lost World” will appear at Boswell’s Books, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.  Drollette is a science writer who has lived and worked all over the globe. He will discuss the little known “Lost World” where mammals never before seen by western science have popped up frequently in the last decade. They include the half goat/half ox, a deer that barks and a close relative of the nearly extinct Javan rhino.<br/>
  • “LUNCH WITH LENNY” at the Greenfield Grille’s Banquet Room, 30 Federal St., Greenfield, with Lenny Zarcone.  Entertaining variety shows with comedy, music from the ’30s, ’40s, ’50s and ’60s and lunch. Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Show 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. For more information and reservations, call 376-4777, greenfieldgrille@comcast.net
  • Una Jensen<br/><br/>
  • Local blues diva Janet Ryan.
  • MOHAWK TRAIL CONCERTS 44th season opens at Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont. Friday, 7 p.m. Returning tenor William Hite, pictured, will perform songs by Francis Pulenc and Benjamin Britten, accompanied by pianist Estela Olevsky. Completing the program, a string quartet composed of Joel Pitchon and Masako Yanagita, violin; Ronald Gorevic, viola; Marie-Volcy Pelletierr, cello, and Salvatore Macchia, double bass, will perform.  Tickets $18, $15 for students and seniors. The concert repeats Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s tickets are $20, $18 students and seniors. 625-9511, www.mohawktrailconcerts.org. Tickets available at Avery’s Store, Charlemont; Boswell’s Books, Shelburne Falls; World Eye Bookshop, Greenfield and Broadside Bookshop, Northampton. <br/>
  • File photo<br/>Estela Olevsk. professor emerita of piano at UMass-Amherst, will perform a fundraising concert at the Brick  Church, 71 Old Main St., Deerfield, on Sunday, Feb. 9. at 3 p.m. The $10 suggested donation is the best deal in town for what can only be called a class act on every level.
  • “BLOOD WEDDING” presented by New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. Dark story of violence and vendetta in a rural Spanish town. An arranged country marriage between the children of rich landowners is about to take place. The bride’s former lover arrives at the wedding and the two run away with each other. The entire town goes after the lovers in the middle of the night where pursuers and pursued plunge into a realm of deep darkness where the moonlight is not friendly and the forest not shelter enough. Friday, 7 p.m. Repeats Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $5 NEYT summer program students; $10 students and seniors; $12 adults. To reserve seats, email name and number of tickets to neytalumnishow@gmail.com, 802-246-6398 Ext. 103.<br/>
  • We don’t usually talk about shows that are happening up in Putney, Vt., in this column, but I know that many of you will be interested in this particular one.<br/>On Friday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m., Buckland native Randy Smith, along with his band the Merry Men, will perform one of his last shows ever when his “Last Dance” tour makes a stop at The Next Stage Arts Project at 15 Kimball Hill in Putney.
  • THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Randy Smith and his Band of Merry Men with special guest Keeghan Nolan. Here is what promoters say, “For those that enjoy listening and interacting in an intimate story-telling environment, join us for an acoustic evening featuring a collection from Randy Smith’s solo work. A Billboard and International award-winning musician, Randy has performed over 4,500 live shows ... His resume includes working with Aldo Nova (Celine Dion, Jon Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper), sharing the stage or touring with Edgar Winter, Bobby Kimball (Toto), Rick Derringer, April Wine, Henry Lee Summer, Foghat and Warrant.” Saturday, 8 p.m $10 in advance, $12 at the door.  http://theartsblock.com<br/>
  • H’ART & SOUL PRESENTS: Christie Leigh, Saturday, 1 to 2 p.m., The Brickhouse, Third Street, Turners Falls. Suggested donation, $10. Children under 17, free. Here is what promoters have to say, “Born in a small New England town, Christie Leigh grew up in a family that encouraged her creativity from a very young age. Christie’s first taste of songwriting came when she started writing funny songs to entertain her younger sister Candice, who is in a wheelchair with cerebral palsy and legally blind.”<br/>
  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague: Katie Sachs, Greenfield-based singer songwriter. She creates complex melodies and vivid lyrical imagery, say promoters. Also, Wishbone Zoe (pictured), who spins dark tales and devilishly jubilant toe-tappers that conjure up images of gypsy caravans and carnivals after dark, say promoters. Saturday, 8 p.m. $5 to $8 sliding scale. 367-9206, <br/>www.montaguebookmill.com.<br/>
  • Submitted photo<br/>Museum makes history<br/>The Kemp-McCarthy Museum in Rowe is marking its 50th anniversary Sunday with a host of activities, new exhibits, treats and live music that you’ll find detailed under “Potpourri.” Pictured, the museum’s schoolroom exhibit.
  • MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Saturday, 8 p.m. Pamela Means “one of the fiercest guitar players and politically rooted musicians in the industry today” according to Curve Magazine. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, <br/>info@mochamayas.com. <br/>
  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>Katie Sachs
  • The Miro Sprague Trio, which also features Linda Oh and Mark Ferber, will be performing at the Arts Block in Greenfield on Friday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m. <br/>
  • MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Jesse Hanson. 18-year-old singer-song-doodler/multi-instrumentalist from Boston. She combines catchy melodies with a folk feel and some jazz chords along with her refined violin skills and a looper, say promoters. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. <br/>
  • The Franklin County Musicians Cooperative, which eases us through summer every year with weekly concerts of music at the Energy Park, has two shows planned this week. First, there is the regular concert on Thursday and then a rare Sunday concert. Austin & Elliot is in Thursday’s lineup and Russell Kaback performs Sunday. Meanwhile, the Greenfield Military Band starts its July season of Tuesday concerts next week. All this happens at the Energy Park, which is just a short walk downhill from Main Street in Greenfield. See “Music.”
  • WATERMELON WEDNESDAYS CONCERTS :West Whately Chapel near the corner of Williamsburg and Conway roads, West Whately. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Red June. Acoustic Americana and roots from Asheville, N.C. $16. Tickets and directions available online www.watermelonwednesdays.com. Advance purchase highly recommended as this is an intimate venue and space is limited.<br/>
  • Readers help Dave Barry develop his Gift Guide by sending in items of note. Among those who recommended the Ostrich Pillow is our very own Russ Thomas of Greenfield.

Thursday 27

Clubs

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. plus Red Sox vs. Blue Jays on 14 HDTVs. No cover. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Blue Pearl. Blues/jazz.
8 to 10 p.m. No cover. 978-544-2739. www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 10 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Eli Catlin and Alex Snydman Duo. $10, $13. www.iheg.

MONTAGUE INN, Route 63, Montague: Dance Party Karaoke with DJ Kelis. 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 768-7336.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Meet celebrity bartender Steve Smith of the Northfield Dive Team behind the bar with Megan bartending in a wet suit to raise money for the dive team from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The team needs money to purchase $12,000 for underwater walkie talkies. Lefty’s Brew Co. is co-sponsoring the event. All Lefty’s Golden Ale, Chocolate Oatmeal Stout and IPA sales will be contributed along with bar tips and money raised from raffle prizes. Red Sox vs. Toronto 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.

Coffeehouses

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Rev Tor (Tor Krautter). In his solo show, say promoters, Tor uses a looping unit to create tasty yet infectious grooves allowing him to build the song and improvise over it as he goes. 8 p.m. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Knitting Circle at the Greenfield Public Library, 10 a.m. Bring your project to the LeVanway Meeting Room and join with other knitters to talk about knitting, crafts, and books. Free. ∎ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. the library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through 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.

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. Final of the season.

Literary

DAN DROLLETTE, author of the recently published “Gold Rush in the Jungle: The Race to Discover and Defend the Rarest Animals of Vietnam’s : Lost World” will appear at Boswell’s Books, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Drollette is a science writer who has lived and worked all over the globe. He will discuss the little known “Lost World” where mammals never before seen by western science have popped up frequently in the last decade. They include the half goat/half ox, a deer that barks and a close relative of the nearly extinct Javan rhino.

Music

1794 MEETINGHOUSE, on the common at 26 South Main St., New Salem. American Harmony present the songs that stirred the soul of early America. $10. www.1794meetinghouse.org or 978-544-5200. See Joseph Marcello’s Encores & Curtain Calls column Page D5.

COOP CONCERT at the Greenfield Energy Park, Miles Street, Greenfield. 6 to 8 p.m. Boys of the Landfill (Michael Pattavina), Russ Thomas, Small Change. Free, but donations are welcome. Part of a summer series of concerts on Thursdays. Bring something to sit on. Picnickers welcome, so are kids. Just a short walk downhill from Main Street.
www.coopconcerts.org. or
www.greenfield-ma.gov. (Department of Recreation, Energy Park).

LUTHIER’S COOP, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton: Larry Berger and the Electric Fence. 8:30 to
10 p.m. 527-6627 for more information. www.luthiers-coop.com.

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
www.kevinparrymusic.com.

THE PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. Cuddle Magic with special guest The Kids. 7 p.m. $10. Promoters say Cuddle Magic is six multi-instrumentalist singers and songwriters who like to play quietly and close together, which is why they’re called Cuddle Magic. They are conservatory trained, yet folk musicians by temperament.
www.parlorroommusic.com.

Potpourri

“LUNCH WITH LENNY” at the Greenfield Grille’s Banquet Room, 30 Federal St., Greenfield, with Lenny Zarcone. Entertaining variety shows with comedy, music from the ’30s, ’40s, ’50s and ’60s and lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Show 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. For more information and reservations, call 376-4777, greenfieldgrille@comcast.net.

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.

Theater

“ARMS ON FIRE,” a new play with music by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik presented by Chester Theatre Co. Chester Town Hall, Chester. Story of Smith, a young singer in search of a career break, who meets Ulysses, a factory worker living in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. 8 p.m. Continues Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with matinees Thursday, Sunday and Friday at 2 p.m. Through July 7. No performance July 4. Tickets $10 to $35. www.chestertheatre.org.

“PRIVATE EYES” presented by The Actors Theater, Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. “Private Eyes,” says the theater company, is a comedy of suspicion in which nothing is ever quite what it seems. An affair is taking place. Or perhaps the affair is part of the play being rehearsed. Or perhaps our hero Matthew has imagined all of it simply to have something to report to his therapist. The audience itself plays the role of detective in this “relationship thriller” about love, lust and the power of deception. 7:30 p.m. Continues Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through July 13. Thursdays $12, Fridays and Saturdays $15. Reservations highly recommended. 877-666-1855, www.actors-theatre.org.

“TWELFTH NIGHT,” Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy of mistaken identities, will be performed by Vermont Theatre Company. 6 p.m. On the Rotary stage in Living Memorial Park, Brattleboro, Vt. Continues Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. $5. Children 5 and under free. Audiences encouraged to come early and picnic on the lawn before the show.

Friday 28

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Friday Night Karaoke with Dirty Johnny from 9 p.m. to midnight. Red Sox vs Blue Jays on 14 HDTVs. See below for Nightclub information. No cover. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. The Wildcat O’Halloran Band. Guitar based blues. 9 to 11:30 p.m. No cover. 978-544-2739. www.dejabrewpub.com.

EXTRA POINT NIGHTCLUB (located next to Between The Uprights), 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Live music in the nightclub with Community Smokes. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Music begins at 9 p.m. $5 cover. 413-863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Burlesque-A Pades Beach Party. $15, $18.∎ 10 p.m. Night Beds. Vikesh Kapoor and Jenny O. opens. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.

SITZMARK, West Dover, Vt.: Kevin Parry plays solo from 7 to 10 p.m. Free. 802-464-3384,
www.kevinparrymusic.com.

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

Coffeehouses

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Honest Thieves, which promoters say “will remind you what young, irreverent rock ’n’ roll is supposed to sound like.” Special guest Una Jensen, 16- year-old-singer-songwriter from Shelburne Falls. From blues to punk rock. 7:30 p.m. 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.

FOURTH FRIDAY CONTRA DANCE. Music by Sassafrass Stomp and Peter Siegel. Caller: Bev Bernbaum. 8 to 11:30 p.m. Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. $10 / $8 low income.
www.guidingstargrange.org.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Mother Goose on the Loose. Happy circle with Kay Lyons at a lap sit story hour for children ages 3 and under. Rhymes, songs and movement games. 11 a.m.
∎ 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.

Music

ANTJE DUVEKOT, award-winning contemporary folk singer-songwriter, in concert at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. Lizzy Mandell, singer-songwriter, opens. $16 general, $14 students and seniors. 802-254-9276.

THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Area blues singer Janet Ryan & Straight Up. 8 p.m. Promoters tell us, “Janet Ryan blends the wailing voice of the blues with a unique soulful sound that takes her music to another level. In Janet’s singing and songwriting you can hear and feel the influence of Etta James and Janis Joplin, the blues of Buddy Guy and Junior Wells and the soul of Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin.” Advance tickets, $7; $10 at the door. http://theartsblock.com

MOHAWK TRAIL CONCERTS 44th season opens at Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont. 7 p.m. Returning tenor William Hite will perform songs by Francis Pulenc and Benjamin Britten, accompanied by pianist Estela Olevsky. Completing the program, a string quartet composed of Joel Pitchon and Masako Yanagita, violin; Ronald Gorevic, viola; Marie-Volcy Pelletierr, cello, and Salvatore Macchia, double bass, will perform. Tickets $18, $15 for students and seniors. The concert repeats Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s tickets are $20, $18 students and seniors. 625-9511, www.mohawktrailconcerts.org. Tickets available at Avery’s Store, Charlemont; Boswell’s Books, Shelburne Falls; World Eye Bookshop, Greenfield and Broadside Bookshop, Northampton.

MONTAGUE BOOKMILL, 440 Greenfield Rd., Montague: 8 p.m. the Liberty Bell Project and Bulldog. The Liberty Bell Sessions is the project of Philadelphia-based songwriter and guitarist Ross Bellenoit. Equal parts show and tell, mash-up harmonies and experimentation, their intention is to give each other’s songs different lives, say promoters. $8 to $10 sliding scale. 367-9206,
www.montaguebookmill.com.

ORANGE COMMUNITY BAND summer concert season continues at the Bandstand in Butterfield Park, Orange. 7:30 p.m. Tim Sweeney is master of ceremonies. Band of auxiliary members will sell baked goods, hot dogs, popcorn, soda and coffee to benefit the music fund.

Potpourri

BUCKLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S PROGRAM/PIE SOCIAL: Buckland Public Hall, Upper Street, Buckland Center. 7 p.m. Denis Picard from Storrowton Village Museum presents hand shoemaking of the 17th to 19th centuries “The Art and Mystery of an Historic Trade.” The talk will be done in period costume with accompanying artifacts. The program will be followed by homemade pies, coffee and punch. $6; students 12 and under $3. 625-9763.

GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Watershed Poets. 6 to 7 p.m. Take a new look at the natural world around you. Watershed Poets explores the plants and animals of the Connecticut River watershed as seen through the eyes of local poets. Investigate birds, wildflowers, trees, the poetry of field guides and the wonders of the watershed. Enjoy a live discussion of works by poets such as Emily Dickinson, Frederick Goddard Tuckerman, Wallace Stevens and more. 863-3676.

Theater

“ARMS ON FIRE” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“BLOOD WEDDING” presented by New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. Dark story of violence and vendetta in a rural Spanish town. An arranged country marriage between the children of rich landowners is about to take place. The bride’s former lover arrives at the wedding and the two run away with each other. The entire town goes after the lovers in the middle of the night where pursuers and pursued plunge into a realm of deep darkness where the moonlight is not friendly and the forest not shelter enough. 7 p.m. Repeats Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $5 NEYT summer program students; $10 students and seniors; $12 adults. To reserve seats, email name and number of tickets to neytalumnishow@gmail.com, 802-246-6398 Ext. 103.

“LES MISERABLES” presented by Ja’Duke. 7:30 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Repeats Sunday at 2 p.m. Also presented July 5 and 6 at 7 p.m., and July 7 at 2 p.m. at Ja’Duke Black Box Theater, 110 Industrial Blvd, Turners Falls. In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Tickets for Academy of Music performance: $15 general admission; 65 and over and 12 and under, $12. www.academyofmusictheatre.com. Tickets to Ja’Duke Black Box Theatre performance $12 general admission; $10 65 and over and 12 and under. www.jaduke.com.

“PRIVATE EYES” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“TWELFTH NIGHT” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

Saturday 29

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: Stop in to play KENO, shoot some pool on two pool tables and watch NASCAR from Kentucky and the Sox vs. Blue Jays on 14 HDTVs. 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. Now & Then. ’60s and ’70s rock. 978-544-2739. www.dejabrewpub.com.

EXTRA POINT NIGHTCLUB (located next to Between The Uprights), 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Top 40, dance and hip-hop music and requests and favorites from the past spun by DJ J-ill from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. 413-863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. The Bad Plus. $20, $23.∎ 10 p.m. Colorway, featuring F. Alex Johnson, Dave Hayes, JJ O’Connell. Dave Houghton of Fancy Trash opens. $10, $13. www.iheg.com. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D4.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Carolyn Walker, Lexi Weege, Seth Newton. Folk. 9:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Red Sox vs. Torotno at 4 p.m. Saturday night madness with Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.

Coffeehouses

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 8 p.m. Pamela Means “one of the fiercest guitar players and politically rooted musicians in the industry today” according to Curve Magazine. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292,
info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

FIFTH SATURDAY CONTRADANCE. Music: Crowfoot. Caller: Steve Zakon-Anderson, 8 to 11:30 p.m. Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Crowfoot includes Jaige Trudel, Adam Broome and Nicholas Williams, “making a rare south-of-the (Canadian) border appearance,” according to organizers. $10/$8 students.
www.guidingstargrange.org.

Films

“THE BUTTERCREAM GANG” (rated G) will be shown at the Greenfield Energy Park. 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Greenfield Alliance Church. Free admission, popcorn and lemonade. Raffle prize giveaway.

Music

1794 MEETINGHOUSE, 26 South Main St., New Salem. Michael Zsoldos Jazz Quartet with Miro Sprague on piano. 7:30 p.m. “The Michael Zsoldos Jazz Quartet swings harder than 52nd street ever used to swing,” writes critic Biff Dixon. $15. For tickets go to www.1794meetinghouse.org. Tickets also available at Bruces Browser, 1497 Main St., Athol and at the door.

THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Randy Smith and his Band of Merry Men with special guest Keeghan Nolan. Here is what promoters say, “For those that enjoy listening and interacting in an intimate story-telling environment, join us for an acoustic evening featuring a collection from Randy Smith’s solo work. A Billboard and International award-winning musician, Randy has performed over 4,500 live shows ... His resume includes working with Aldo Nova (Celine Dion, Jon Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper), sharing the stage or touring with Edgar Winter, Bobby Kimball (Toto), Rick Derringer, April Wine, Henry Lee Summer, Foghat and Warrant.” $10 in advance, $12 at the door. http://theartsblock.com

H’ART & SOUL PRESENTS: Christie Leigh, 1 to 2 p.m., The Brickhouse, Third Street, Turners Falls. Suggested donation, $10. Children under 17, free. Here is what promoters have to say, “Born in a small New England town, Christie Leigh grew up in a family that encouraged her creativity from a very young age. Christie’s first taste of songwriting came when she started writing funny songs to entertain her younger sister Candice, who is in a wheelchair with cerebral palsy and legally blind.”

MOHAWK TRAIL CONCERTS repeats at 7:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague: Katie Sachs, Greenfield-based singer songwriter. She creates complex melodies and vivid lyrical imagery, say promoters. Also, Wishbone Zoe, who spins dark tales and devilishly jubilant toe-tappers that conjure up images of gypsy caravans and carnivals after dark, say promoters. $5 to $8 sliding scale. 367-9206,
www.montaguebookmill.com.

THE PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. Zak Trojano and The Low Standards, featuring Kris Delmhorst, David “Goody” Goodrich and Nathan Hobbs. 8 p.m. $10. Tojano moved to the area in 2005 and helped found the well-known area trio Rusty Belle. He performs and records for a living. www.parlorroommusic.com.

THE PAT & TEX LAMOUNTAIN BAND, Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St. Easthampton, 8 to 9:30 p.m. John White, bass, and Rick Mauran, drums. 413-527-6627, www.luthiers-coop.com.

TILTON LIBRARY MONDAY NIGHT MUSIC, 75 North Main St., South Deerfield. Bruce King and Doctor Dan play blues, country and folk at 7 p.m. on the lawn, bring a chair or a blanket. Inside if it rains. 413-665-4683, www.tiltonlibrary.org

Potpourri

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.

BOWLERAMA: help make bowls to support the Brattleboro Drop In Center. 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. the Brattleboro Clayworks, 532 Putney Road, Brattleboro, Vt. Part of the preparation for the annual Empty Bowls Dinner, a benefit for the center. All are invited to create a clay bowl to donate to the dinner; no pottery experience necessary. To sign up, call 802-254-9174. Children ages 10 and over welcome, accompanied by an adult. Clayworks is donating instruction, clay, glaze and firing costs. No charge; financial donations welcome.

GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Water Under the Bridge bike tour. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Leisurely two-hour bike tour along the Turners Falls bike path that highlights the history of the bridges in Turners Falls and Montague City. Learn about the many challenges associated with getting over the Connecticut River. Bring bike, water, bug spray, helmet and sun block.
863-3676.

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.

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. Conclusion. ∎ Programs included with general admission. $12 adults, $5 youth (ages 6-17), free for children under 6 and members.

INDIAN PLAZA CAROL ROBERTS MEMORIAL POW WOW, 1475 Mohawk Trail, Charlemont. Saturday and Sunday. Free admission. Gate opens at 10 a.m. Native American dancing, drumming, native craft vendors, food. 413-339-4096.

LAVENDER FESTIVAL, Johnson Hill Farm, 51 Hog Hollow Road, Buckland, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Rain or shine. Local artisans and crafters will have vendor tents. Also, workshops, a dove release, walk the Lavender Labyrinth, lavender plants for sale, classic cars on display, food by Christopher’s Grinders. For more information contact Sandy Cardinal scard@valinet.com or 413-522-9068

THE NATIONAL SPIRITUAL ALLIANCE will sponsor a Psychic Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Thompson Temple across from the Lake Pleasant Post Office. For more information: spiritualallianceusa.org.

OXEN DRAW at Heath Fairgrounds, 9 Hosmer Road, Heath. Weigh-in starts at 7 p.m. Draw starts at 9. Five adult classes, one kid class and one powder puff class. Breakfast available starting at 7 a.m. Refreshments throughout the day. $7 admission For more information, call Ryan Hicks at 339-4025. There is also a horse draw Sunday, see “Potpourri.”

THE PIONEER VALLEY INSTITUTE presents a hike in and around a portion of the Great Swamp in Whately. 10 a.m. Meet naturalist Nancy Goodman in the parking lot of the Nasami Farm, 128 North St., Whately. $5; current PVI members and children free. Bring comfortable water-resistant boots and raingear, water, lunch, binoculars, bug spray and if possible, a copy of the book “Bark” by Michael Wojtech. To register, email Goodman at wildeyes@rcn.com or leave your name and number at 775-1671.

THE TORSO PROJECT free torso making workshop for women affected by breast cancer. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Leverett Crafts & Arts Center, Leverett. Offered by Cancer Connection and Forest Moon. One in Eight: the Torso Project brings together women who have been affected by breast cancer to create and decorate plaster casts of their torsos. No art experience required. Breast cancer survivors welcome alone or bring a female friend or family member with them. Repeats Sunday. Free. First-come, first-served basis. 625-2402 or pamro@aol.com or call Cancer Connection at 586-1642.

YANKEE ENGINE-UITY SHOW, 37th annual Central Mass. Steam, Gas and Machinery Association show. Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Orange Airport. Exhibits will open both days at 8 a.m. and continue throughout the day. Music will be played by the Shakin’ All Over band Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Organizers suggest that people bring their own chairs and dancing shoes to enjoy some great ’50s music. On Saturday, there will be a kiddie tractor pull at 11 a.m., followed by a tractor parade at 1 p.m. On Sunday, there will be a second tractor parade at 1 p.m., followed by a raffle at 2 p.m. There will be many different kinds of gas and steam engines, tractors, machinery and models on display. A giant Brown Steam Engine, built in Fitchburg will also be featured. There will also be a petting zoo and free face painting for the kids. A pancake breakfast will be provided both mornings from 8 to 9:30 a.m. During the day, there will be hamburgers, hot dogs, fresh fruit cups, fried dough and ice cream. Friday night, the Orange Historical Society will serve dinner. There will be a flea market, which will be open both days. Entrance to the show is $2 per carload. The Orange Airport welcomes visitors to fly in, with no landing fees.

Theater

“ARMS ON FIRE” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“PRIVATE EYES” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“TWELFTH NIGHT” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

Sunday 30

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Red Sox vs. Blue Jays, AT&T National PGA Tourbnament and other games on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Ray Mason. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton. 7 p.m. Larry Dulong and Random Sighting. Burris Jenkins opens. $10, $15. www.iheg.com.

THE MONTAGUE INN, Route 63, Montague: Free Pool Sunday. 768-7336.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Toronto at 1:30 p.m. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports Bar. 773-8313.

Coffeehouses

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Jesse Hanson. 18-year-old singer-song-doodler/multi-instrumentalist from Boston. She combines catchy melodies with a folk feel and some jazz chords along with her refined violin skills and a looper, say promoters. 2:30 p.m. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Library

ERVING PUBLIC LIBRARY, 17 Moore St., Erving. Mini golf day with Erving landmarks. Noon. Part of an eight-week series of summer programs. 423-3348, ervinglibrary@cwmars.org.

Music

GREENFIELD ENERGY PARK, Miles Street, Greenfield: Sundays in the Park with Jennie McAvoy and Michael Nix; Katie Clarke, Devlin Miles. 6 to 8 p.m. $10 suggested donation.

TWILIGHT ON THE TAVERN Lawn concert on the Tavern Lawn, downtown Putney, Vt. 5:30 p.m. Kat Wright and Brett Hughes. Americana music quartet. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, the concert will take place at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill. Free. Food will be availalbe. 802-387-5772,
www.twilightmusic.org.

Potpourri

1794 MEETINGHOUSE, 26 South Main St., New Salem. The Four Story Players will present Peter and the Wolf and other stories. 4 p.m. Come experience the magic, as the themes and moods of classic pieces come to life through the characters and events of stories, say organizers. Staged with puppets, storyteller, piano and percussion. $10. For tickets go to www.1794meetinghouse.org. Tickets also available at Bruce’s Browser, 1479 Main St., Athol. Tickets also available at the door.

HISTORIC DEERFIELD, “Three Bags Full: All About Wool” History Workshop concludes, see Saturday’s listing.

HORSE DRAW at the Heath Fairgrounds, 9 Hosmer Road, Heath. Weigh-in starts at 7 a.m. Draw starts at 11. Classes: under and over 3,300. Participants for the “Free for All” should be there by 2 p.m. Breakfast available starting at 7 a.m. Refreshments available throughout the day. For more information, call Nathan Clark at 337-6697. There is also an oxen draw Saturday, see “Potpourri.”

INDIAN PLAZA CAROL ROBERTS MEMORIAL POW WOW concludes, see Saturday’s listing.

THE KEMP-MCCARTHY MUSEUM, 50th anniversary celebration, 2 to 4 p.m., 282 Zoar Road, Rowe. Special events include the opening of the museum’s new historical research library; “Childhood Memories,” an exhibit of antique games and children’s clothing; a display of fashionable antique hats, lace and sleepwear; the unveiling of a special research project cataloging Rowe’s houses; the opening of the newly refurbished Music Room; a special showing of rare documents from the late-18th and early 19th centuries; and “The Way We Were,” an exhibit of clothing and artifacts from 1963, the year the Kemp-McCarthy Museum opened. Festivities include a buffet of home-made sweets made by Rowe bakers and live music by the Main Street Teds. Rep. Paul Mark is one of the special guests. Free. www.rowehistoricalsociety.org.

LAVENDER FESTIVAL concludes, see Saturday’s listing.

THE TORSO PROJECT concludes. See Saturday’s listing.

YANKEE ENGINE-UITY SHOW concludes, see Saturday’s listing.

Theater

“ARMS ON FIRE” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“LES MISERABLES” continues. See Friday’s listing.

Monday 1

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Stop in and play KENO, shoot some pool on two pool tables and catch all your favorite games on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

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.

Library

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.

Tuesday 2

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer. Red Sox vs Padres 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. Meet celebrity bartenders Penny Rickets from the Greenfield Recreation Department and Tim Farrell and Mayor Bill Martin. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All proceeds from tips and raffle prizes go to the fireworks display at Beacon Field. Red Sox vs. San Diego 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.

Libraries

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.

WHATELY LIBRARY, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately: Earthworks with Mad Science. 6 to 7 p.m. Children ages 5 and up will be introduced to the science of geology. Examine three different rock types and learn how and where they formed. The children make and take home a Sedimentary Stacker.
www.whately.org/library.

Literary

WRITERS NIGHT OUT: Straw Dog Writers Guild. Open mike followed by time to visit and learn what’s happening in the writing world. 7 to 9 p.m. the Elevens, 140 Pleasant St., Northampton. 582-0661.

Music

APPLE HILL STRING QUARTET performs at the Louise Shonk Kelly Concert Barn, Nelson, N.H. 7:30 p.m. Music by Mozart, Beethoven and Ligeti. Free. 603-847-3371.

COMMON PEOPLE CONCERTS on the Common in Gill. 7 p.m. Dave Dersham. Local indie folk and rock. In case of rain, the concerts take place in Gill Congregational Church. Free. Refreshments available by Friends of Gill. Tuesdays through Aug. 13.

MUSIC AT THE STATION, Greenfield Energy Park, Miles Street, Greenfield: Greenfield Military Band, directed by Al Benjamin, performs show tunes, overtures and popular music. 7 to 8 p.m. Bring something to sit. Repeats July 9, 16, 23, 30. A volunteer group, the Greenfield Military Band has around 30 members from throughout the Pioneer Valley and North Quabbin Region. It welcomes new members. Call Benjamin at 978-249-8296 if interested.

Wednesday 3

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke hosted by Dirty Johnny from 9 p.m. to midnight plus Red Sox vs. Padres on 14 HDTVs. No cover. 863-2882.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. San Diego at 7 p.m. 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.

Coffeehouses

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: the Host, formerly Savannah Rae and the Deliberates. 8 p.m. The Host carries on the deliberate message with an evolved and intentional meshing of genre, stylized to evoke feelings in all those who hear, say promoters. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

LINE DANCING at the Moose Lodge, 20 School St., Greenfield. 7 p.m. Beginner to intermediate. Ring the doorbell for admittance. $5 per session. For more information, call Pat at 665-4260, jokellogg@aol.com.

Libraries

ERVING PUBLIC LIBRARY: Cursive writing for Grades 3 through 8. 4 p.m. 423-3348, ervinglibrary.cwmars.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.

Music

SHELBURNE FALLS MILITARY BAND performs in Shelburne Center. Ice cream night. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free.

WATERMELON WEDNESDAYS CONCERTS :West Whately Chapel near the corner of Williamsburg and Conway roads, West Whately. 7:30 p.m. Red June. Acoustic Americana and roots from Asheville, N.C. $16. Tickets and directions available online www.watermelonwednesdays.com. Advance purchase highly recommended as this is an intimate venue and space is limited.

Potpourri

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.

Theater

e_SDLqARMS ON FIRE” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

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