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  • Ed Hubbard ,and son Kyle of East Granby , Ct. take their ox team Axe and Rock to pull another load  during Saturday's Ox Draw at Yankee Doodle Days in Charlemont. <br/><br/>Story BD  10/7/24  Geoff Bluh

    Ed Hubbard ,and son Kyle of East Granby , Ct. take their ox team Axe and Rock to pull another load during Saturday's Ox Draw at Yankee Doodle Days in Charlemont.

    Story BD 10/7/24 Geoff Bluh

  • COOP CONCERT at the Greenfield Energy Park, Miles Street, Greenfield. Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. Boys of the Landfill (Michael Pattavina), Russ Thomas (pictured), 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. <br/>www.coopconcerts.org. or <br/>www.greenfield-ma.gov. (Department of Recreation, Energy Park).

    COOP CONCERT at the Greenfield Energy Park, Miles Street, Greenfield. Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. Boys of the Landfill (Michael Pattavina), Russ Thomas (pictured), 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).

  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>Katie Sachs

    Recorder/Paul Franz
    Katie Sachs

  • Ed Hubbard ,and son Kyle of East Granby , Ct. take their ox team Axe and Rock to pull another load  during Saturday's Ox Draw at Yankee Doodle Days in Charlemont. <br/><br/>Story BD  10/7/24  Geoff Bluh
  • COOP CONCERT at the Greenfield Energy Park, Miles Street, Greenfield. Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. Boys of the Landfill (Michael Pattavina), Russ Thomas (pictured), 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. <br/>www.coopconcerts.org. or <br/>www.greenfield-ma.gov. (Department of Recreation, Energy Park).
  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>Katie Sachs

Thursday 25

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Open mic night with Curly Fingers Dupree featuring the Bud Light Music First 50/50/1 Concert ticket giveaway. Win two tickets to see the band Wave perform live in Boston on Aug. 1 as part of Bud Light’s 50 Concerts in 50 states on Aug. 1. Bud Light Music First giveaways during Open mic. No cover. 863-2882.

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

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: Sarah Jarosz.
7 p.m. $18, $20. 7 p.m. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Ben Grosscup, activist/singer/songwriter. 8 p.m., no cover. 863-2866.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay, 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.

JAKE’S TAVERN, 66 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Trivia night to benefit the Turners Falls Block Party. 8 p.m., $10 per player.

Coffeehouses

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.. Admission free; please tip the baristas. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Summer Crafts with Lori Gordon. 3:30 p.m. Summer themed craft activity on Thursdays through the summer. Using natural materials, Gordon works with young students with cloth, wood and fiber art. For ages 7 and up. Free. In the LeVanway Meeting room.
∎ 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.

ERVING PUBLIC LIBRARY, 17 Moore St. Story hour, Dig into “Up, Down, and All Around” with Marion Overgaard. 11 a.m.

Music

1794 MEETINGHOUSE presents Tall Heights, which it describes as a new and lasting fixture in Boston’s folk/rock scene. 7:30 p.m. $10. Tickets can be purchased in advance from www.1794meetinghouse.org. and at Bruce’s Browser, 1497 Main St., Athol. Tickets also available at the door.

COOP CONCERT at the Greenfield Energy Park, Miles Street, Greenfield. 6 to 8 p.m. Tonight: Russ Thomas, Small Change, and Orlen & Gabriel. 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).

KATIE SACHS, with special guests Dave Dersham and Loren Feinstein, helps the Cushman Memorial Library celebrate its 150th anniversary. Sachs’ debut album, “Places Not on Maps,” was recorded in town at Sovereignty Music. 7 p.m., Cushman Memorial Library, 28 Church St., Bernardston. Bring your own lawn chair for this family friendly, outdoor concert. Show will be held indoors in the event of rain. Free.

Potpourri

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.

Speakers

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: Summer Lecture Series, “Through Her Eyes, In Her Words: The Lives and Writings of Three Colonial Women” continues. 7:30 p.m. Free. In the Garonzik Auditorium, Koch Science Center, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield. The women of colonial times are often thought of as “seen and not heard.” This is far from the case, as we now know, say organizers. Professor Vincent Carretta, author of “Phyllis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage,” presents the third and final lecture.

Theater

“A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” 6 p.m., outdoors at The Dell at the Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. $5, $15. Through Aug. 17, no Mondays.

“HEROES” performed by Shakespeare $ Co. 8:30 p.m. Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox. $21 to $50. Through Sept. 1. www.shakespeare.org.

“JOHNNY BASEBALL” A musical, directed by Gordon Greenberg and choreographed by Denis Jones. $50-$55. Through Aug. 3, no Mondays. Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. www.wtfestival.org.

“LOVE’S LABOURS LOST” presented by Shakespeare and Co., 7:30 p.m., Tina Packer Playhouse, Lenox. $15 to $55. Through Sept. 1. www.shakespeare.org.

“PYGMALION” Nicholas Martin directs George Bernard Shaw’s 1912 play. $60. Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. Ends Saturday. www.wtfestival.org.

e_SDLqSHAHRAZAD” a tale of love and magic presented by Double Edge Theatre, Ashfield. Double Edge Theatre’s annual summer spectacle returns. This performance will include new aesthetics such as original compositions of live vocal and instrumental music ranging from traditional styles in North Africa, the Middle East, and India and is being realized in collaboration with a group of local and international visual artists and artisans, including the renowned Argentine puppeteer, Jorge Onofrio. Regular performances run through Aug. 19. 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, rain or shine. Adults $30, students $27.50; seniors $27.50, children 12 and younger $25. Family package $100 for family of 4, 5 or 6 family members. At press time, performance dates were already selling out; those who are interested in attending should get their tickets as soon as possible. 628-0277, mglassman@doubleedgetheatre.org. See our cover story, Page D1.

Friday 26

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. BTU Beach Party begins at 9 p.m. Friday night karaoke hosted by Dirty Johnny. Wear beach attire and compete for prizes in limbo, adult balloon popping and crazy hula hoop contests. Prizes and giveaways for all. Dancing in The Extra Point Nightclub at 10 p.m. with DJ Drew. No cover. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. The Atomic Scissors, 1960s and 1970s classic rock, 9 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-2739. No cover. www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Chris Pureka. Emy Reynolds Band opens. $15, $18. 10 p.m. Rosco Bandana. Kids Choice opens. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls. Scott Kusmeskus, rock and folk, originals and covers. 9:30 p.m., no cover. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

THE MONTAGUE INN, Route 63, Montague: The Wildcat O’Halloran Band plays the blues. 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. $5. 775-6258.

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.

THE MONTAGUE BOOKMILL 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. 8 p.m. Northampton folk duo Two Tree. Sandy Bailey opens. $7. www.montaguebookmill.com. 367-9206.

THE LAST CHAIR BAR AND GRILL Route 100, West Dover, Vt. Kevin Parry on solo guitar and vocals. 6 to 9 p.m. No cover. (802) 464-1133.

Coffeehouses

MOCHA MAYA’S 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: The Lonesome Brothers, 8 p.m. Admission is 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 CONTRADANCE, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 8 to 11 p.m. Tonight’s music and calling are organized by David Kaynor (fiddle and calls). The band: Bill Matthiesen and Liz Stell (keyboard and flute) and Hope Leary (nyckelharpa). Matthiesen will have copies of the newly published Waltz Book for sale and signing. Contra dancing for all. Self-determined, free-will contribution; $10 suggested; barter welcome.
www.guidingstargrange.org.

Fairs & Festivals

YANKEE DOODLE DAYS 5 to 10 p.m., Charlemont Fairgrounds. Food, games, vendors and rides all weekend. Book signing of “Pulling Taffy” by Tinky Weisblat 5 to 9. Ox pull 5 p.m. Classic cars and Alotta Hoopla hula hoops 6 to 9. Chain saw carving demos 6 and 7:45. DJ Bobby C 5:30 to 9:30, with local country singer Holly May at 7. Knife throwing by One Sharp Marriage at 7:30. Fireworks 9:30 p.m. History, photography, and agricultural displays ongoing. One-day tickets: adults $6, children 4-12 $3, under 4 free. Weekend passes: adults $15, kids $6. Yankee Doodle Days continues Saturday and Sunday. www.yankeedoodledays.com for full schedule.

Films

POTHOLE PICTURES presents “Duck Soup,” a Marx Brothers satire on war, politics, and government. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Repeats Saturday, with live music at 7 p.m. by Small Change and Daniel and the frost heaves. $6 adults, $4 children under 12. Air conditioned. 625-2896. See Joseph Marcello’s Encores & Curtain Calls column Page D5.

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

CONCERTS ON THE COMMON on the South Deerfield Town Common. TJ & The Peepers play soft rock and country music. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Rain site Deerfield Town Hall. 665-1400 ext. 107, suea@town.deerfield.ma.us.

MOHAWK TRAIL CONCERTS Local cellists Molly Aronson and Kezia Gorevic Fisher, pianist Anne Koscielny, violinists Masako Yanagita and Joel Pitchon, and Ronald Goervic, viola, performing the works of composers Juan Arriaga, Robert Schumann, and more. Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont. 7 p.m. Repeats Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15 to $20. 625-9511, www.mohawktrailconcerts.org.

Potpourri

GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. ∎ 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Discovery Hour: Cool Caterpillars, in the Great Hall. Children age 3 to 6 and parents are invited to join refuge staff, to discover different things about local wildlife and the places they live. ∎ 6 p.m. Watershed History: Brickyards. Local industrial-era mills, tenements, and homes were built from the clay of the Connecticut River’s banks. The program will feature local brick manufacturing, and brick architectural styles and designs used in Turners Falls. www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org. 863-3676.

CHAUTAUQUA WEEKEND at Laurel Park Campgrounds, Northampton. 7 to 9 p.m. sing-along in Normal Hall. Donations accepted.

Theater

“LES FAUX PAS: or the Counterplots” performed by Shakespeare & Co.

“MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN” follows Mother Courage, an artful canteen woman with the Swedish Army, intent on keeping her business and family alive amidst the destruction of the Thirty Years War. Preview 7:30 p.m. Repeats Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Presented by Shakespeare & Co. in the Tina Packer Playhouse in Lenox. $15 to $50. Call the box office at 413-637-3353

“PROFESSOR MOBIUS AND THE ARCHITECTS OF DOOM” When time travelers Professor Mobius and Janet land in 31st-century New Guilford, there’s trouble lurking underneath the glitz of the ultra-modern megalopolis. This dystopian sci-fi melodrama features everything from a caveman and a ninja to a mad scientist and rampaging musical cyborgs. 8 p.m. Repeats Saturday, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. $8. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. www.neyt.org.

“MURDER BY INDECISION” The world’s best-known murder-mystery playwright, “Agatha Crispy,” attempts to crank out one last manuscript. Her characters come to life and lament her ruining their reputation by penning a final play that’s bound to bomb. 6 p.m. Repeats Saturday, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. $8. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. www.neyt.org.

KO FESTIVAL OF PERFORMANCE continues with “Conversations with My Molester,” a story of faith, redemption and the Catholic Church. 8 p.m. Holden Theater, Amherst College, Amherst. Continues Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 4 p.m. The depths of mankind’s last unknown frontiers — outer space and a grieving heart — are explored in this brave and funny play about a courageous woman’s one-way, solo journey to Mars. $20 adults, $16 students/seniors. 427-6147, www.kofest.com.

“HEROES” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“JOHNNY BASEBALL” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“PYGMALIAN” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“SHAHRAZAD” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“WIT” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

Saturday 27

Clubs

ASHFIELD LAKE HOUSE, 141 Buckland Road, Ashfield. The Reprobate Blues Band. 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. No cover. 628-0158.

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: BTU hosts The Upper Valley Music Festival’s “club” stage, noon to midnight. $15. 863-2882. See festival’s full listing under “Music.”

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. www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ■ 7 p.m. Albert Cummings. $15, $18. ■ 10:30 p.m. The Revivalists. Outer Stylie opens. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.

THE MONTAGUE BOOKMILL 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. 8 p.m. J. Mascis, founding member of Dinosaur Jr. Here is what promoters have to say, “It’s all but inconceivable that J. Mascis requires an introduction. In the quarter-century since he founded Dinosaur Jr., Mascis has created some of the era’s signature songs, albums and styles. The laconically based roar of his guitar, drums and vocals have driven a long string of bands — Deep Wound, Dinosaur Jr., Gobblehoof, Velvet Monkeys, the Fog, Witch, Sweet Apple — and he has guested on innumerable sessions.” Dredd Foole and Passerine open. $10, $12.
www.montaguebookmill.com. 367-9206.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls. The “Voo” hosts the Upper Valley Music Festival’s “bar” stage. $15. 863-2866. See festival’s full listing under “Music.”

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Red Sox vs. Baltimore at 7 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: Hanging Hills, an indie-rock group based out of Willimantic, Conn. Also, special guest and local teen phenom Una Jensen. 8 p.m. Admission is free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

TOPHILL MUSIC CONTRADANCE PARTY, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. The Gig Hunters and Marguerite Durant. 8 to 11:30 p.m. $10. The Gig Hunters are Julie Metcalf on fiddle, Eric MacDonald on guitar, and Stuart Kenney on upright bass and five-string banjo. www.guidingstargrange.org.

Fairs & Festivals

YANKEE DOODLE DAYS continues 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Charlemont Fairgrounds. Ox draw, 9 a.m. Celtic Heels dance troupe, 11 a.m. Kids’ folk songs and dance with Steve Damon, 11 a.m. Chain Saw Carving, 11 a.m., 1, 3, 5 p.m. North County Line Dancers, noon. Knife throwing by One Sweet Marriage noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. Smokey Bear with firefighters, police, and ambulance department personnel, noon. Ricardi Birds of Prey, noon. Book signing by Ted Cromack, noon to 5. Truck pulls, noon to dark. Jujitsu demonstration, 1 p.m. Kids’ ox draw, 2 p.m. “Phyzical Comedy” by Jody Scalise 3, 5:30 p.m. Bingo for all ages, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Live music with Still Kickin’, 6 to 9 p.m. Food, vendors, rides, exhibits and more all day. Continues Sunday.
www.yankeedoodledays.com.

Films

“THE HORSE BOY,” Wendell Free Library, 7 Depot Road, Wendell, 6:30 p.m., “The Horse Boy” explores the worlds of autism, horses, shamanism and Mongolia, and a family that went to the end of the earth to find a way into their autistic son’s life. Free. Light refreshments will be served.

e_SDLqHOW I SAVED THE PRESIDENT” 8 p.m. in Energy Park, Greenfield. Free screening, free raffle, and free popcorn, lemonade and water will be provided during this family-friendly, G-rated movie.

POTHOLE PICTURES “Duck Soup” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

Music

1794 MEETINGHOUSE, 26 South Main St., New Salem presents Patty Larkin, a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and “urban folk/pop music phenomenon.” Promoters add this, “A self-described “guitar-driven songwriter,” Larkin has wound her way through soundscapes of evocative vocals, inventive guitar wizardry and imaginative lyrics. Her songs run from impressionistic poetry to witty wordplay.” 7:30 p.m. $15. There is a champaign reception before the concert. Tickets can be purchased in advance from www.1794meetinghouse.org. Tickets available at Bruce’s Browser, Athol. Tickets also available at the door the day of show. 978-544-5200.

“A LEGACY OF RURAL MUSIC, PEOPLE, PLACE” Open rehearsal 4 p.m., East Hawley Meetinghouse, for a performance on Sunday. See Sunday’s “Music.” For more information, contact Jackie at 413-628-0262.

A PERFECT SPOT OF TEA at Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, 130 River Drive, Hadley continues. Seating at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. on the museum’s back veranda. Local musicians will perform while guests sip tea and taste pastries donated by local restaurants. Saturdays through Aug. 31. For more information, call 584-4699 or go to
www.pphmuseum.org.

ALL FOLKED UP performance series, Amanda Cote, Bruce King, and Michael Orlen performing rock, folk, blues and other styles. 7 to 9:30 p.m., The Thirsty Mind Coffee and Wine Bar, 23 College St., South Hadley. 538-9309.

ARTS BLOCK CAFE, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Alex Snydman Trio. 8 p.m. $7 in advance, $10 at the door. An evening of contemporary jazz with the amazing drummer Alex Snydman. theartsblock.com/

BANG ON A CAN SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL continues, 1:30 to 10 p.m. Mass MoCA, 87 Marshall St., North Adams. Gallery recitals at 1:30., 4:30. Bang on a Can All-Stars and special guests perform Julia Wolfe’s “Steel Hammer,” 8 p.m. $35 festival, $24 concert only. www.massmoca.org.

THE FREDDIE BRYANT TRIO and the Alex Snydman Trio. The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Note: this event had been postponed.

H’ART & SOUL PRESENTS: Rod Macdonald. The Brickhouse, Third Street, Turners Falls. 1 to 2 p.m. Suggested donation of $10. Children under 17 free.

MOHAWK TRAIL CONCERTS concludes. See Friday’s listing.

THE UPPER VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL takes over downtown Turners Falls, hosting more than 30 acts. $15 gets you into all five venues, along Avenue A and Third Street. Free for children 12 and under. The Shea Theatre serves as the main stage, the Great Falls Discovery Center’s Great Hall hosts acoustic artists, the “bar stage” is at the Rendezvous, the “club stage” is at Between the Uprights, and emerging artists play at the former Burrito Rojo on Third Street. The festival is a benefit for the American Cancer Society, and the artists, stagehands, organizers and others volunteer their time and skills to keep overhead low. For a full schedule and more about the festival, visit www.uppervalleymusicfest.org. Here are some of the acts scheduled: Alex J. Cohen Project, Bill Shute, Blackstone Cuil, Carrie Ferguson Band, Celtic Heels Irish Dancers, Chris Scanlon, Claire Boucher and Brad Hurley from Montreal, Community Smokes, Daniel hales, and the frost heaves, Driftwood Fire, world-renowned cellist Eugene Friesen, Gaslight Tinkers, Holly May, Here Come The Foxes, John Sheldon, June and the Bee, Katie Sachs, Lesser Animals, Lisa Null and Charlie Baum, Lux Deluxe, Paint, Ray Mason Band, Rhythm Inc., Sandy Bailey, Span of Sunshine, Stephen Brown, Sun Parade, Tawdry, The Love Sprockets, The Snaz, Una Jensen, Wildcat O’Halloran Band, Wishbone Zoe, and Zamia.

THE VALLEY ROCK CHOIR presents a tribute to Queen. 7 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 98 North Maple St., Hadley. Repeats Sunday, 4 p.m. Tony Lechner directs the choir of 100 singers, with live band led by Mitch Chakour. $15 adults, $12 seniors and students, children under 12 free.

YES, 8 p.m. Mountain Park, Route 5, Holyoke. YES will play 1971’s “The Yes Album,” 1972’s “Close To the Edge,” and 1977’s “Going for the One” in their entirety. $75, $55. www.iheg.com.

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.

CHAUTAUQUA WEEKEND at Laurel Park Campgrounds, Northampton. 1 to 4 p.m. cottage tour, $10. 4 p.m. barbecue. 5 p.m. “A Score of Dreams” dance performance. 6 p.m. concert by Shiprock and Anchordog. Donations accepted.

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: ∎ Open Hearth Cooking: Hot Weather, Cold Hearth. Demonstrations in Hall Tavern Kitchen. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the hot summer, come learn how people in early New England kept cool, and preserved summer produce. Open hearth cooks will demonstrate how to make cooling beverages including lemonade and switchel. See what’s growing when you visit the Cook’s Garden dedicated to the memory of Margaret Quinn Orloske Included with general admission. ∎ “Ordinary to Extraordinary: Folk Art Studio!” Family program; history workshop. Noon to 4:30 p.m. Drop in any time. Visitors will have an opportunity to connect with folk art that is on display throughout the village and through art activities at the History Workshop. Folk art works are often useful things made by ordinary, untrained people who happen to be gifted with imagination and skill. The choice addition of color, pattern, picture and design make something meaningful out of a routine bed covering, a directional sign or a child’s toy. The History Workshop will be transformed by folk art that we make with our visitors. Try your hand at some different folk art media, and make a project to take home. Daily through Aug. 18. 775-7127, www.historic-deerfield.org.

HILLTOWN SIX POTTERS studio tours. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nine western Massachusetts potters are featured, at eight studios from Ashfield to Windsor, and Worthington to Westhampton. See their workshops, kilns, showrooms and more. Repeats Sunday. See www.hilltown6.com for details, map and more.

STONE HILL CENTER anniversary celebration 1 to 4 p.m. at The Clark, 225 South St., Williamstown. Celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Stone Hill Center, with free admission to the center, puppet shows with Gordon Holley of The Puppeteer Brigade, kids crafts, hands-on exhibits, and free ice cream at 3:30. www.clarkart.edu.

TRANSITION NORTHFIELD COMMUNITY PICNIC noon to 2:30 at Kiwanis Park, School Street. The third-annual picnic is open to all Northfield residents. Your choice of a beef or veggie burger or hot dog, plus garden salad, corn on the cob, chips and a drink. $7. Free ice cream at 1:30. Music by Joe Graveline, and The ROMEOS (Retired Old Men Entertaining Others). Van service for seniors, $1 round trip, reserve ahead of time at the Senior Center. www.transitionnorthfieldma.org.

Speakers

BARBARA ELLERMAN, author of “Virginia Lee Burton: A Life of Art,” is joined by filmmaker Christine Lundberg, of “Virginia Burton: A Sense of Place,” for a talk on the works of children’s book author and illustrator Virginia Lee Burton. 3 p.m., Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. Talk is free with museum admission. www.carlemuseum.org for museum rates, hours and exhibit information.

Theater

“SHREK THE MUSICAL” will be performed at Ja’Duke Black Box Theater, 110 Industrial Blvd., Turners Falls. 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Continues Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. and Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. Based on the Oscar-winning Dreamworks film. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a villain with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand ... and his name is Shrek.

“NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART: The Strange Story of Tchaikovsky and Madame von Meck” presented by Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox. 8:30. In Bernstein Theatre. An original theatrical concert that interweaves drama with live chamber music. Through Aug. 3. No Mondays. Tickets $50 to $75. Call the box office at 637-3353 or visit www.shakespeare.org.

“LILLIAN” staged reading of William Luce’s acclaimed one-woman show based on the life of the playwright Lillian Hellman. Terri Storti portrays Hellman. 7:30 p.m. The Actors Theatre Playhouse, Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. All tickets $6. Reservations not required. 877-666-1855.

“A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“CONVERSATIONS WITH MY MOLESTER” continues. See Friday’s KO Festival listing.

“LES FAUX PAS” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“LOVE’S LABOURS LOST” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“MURDER BY INDECISION” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“PROFESSOR MOBIUS AND THE ARCHITECTS OF DOOM” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“SHAHRAZAD” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“PYGMALION” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“JOHNNY BASEBALL” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN” continues. See Friday’s listing.

Sunday 28

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NASCAR from Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 1 p.m. Red Sox vs. Baltimore, 7 p.m. RBC Canadian Open golf tournament, and Sunday night MLB baseball, on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls. TNT Karaoke. No cover. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

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

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.

Coffeehouses

MOCHA MAYA’S 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Howlin’ Brothers, with Clarence Bucaro. Promoters tell us that the Howlin’ Brothers are a three-piece string band whose upbeat shows are heavy with original and traditional music, featuring the sounds of slide banjo, harmonica and old-time fiddle. Admission is free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Fairs & Festivals

YANKEE DOODLE DAYS concludes 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Charlemont fairgrounds. Horse draw, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids’ decorated bike parade signup, 9:30, parade, 10 a.m. Kids’ pedal tractor pull, 11 a.m., signup at 10:30. Sheep show, shearing and obstacle course, noon. Zydeco dance lesson, 12:30 p.m. Knife throwing by One Sharp Marriage, 1 p.m. Kids’ coin hunt, 1 p.m. Music with Zydeco Connection, 1 to 3 p.m. Stoney Roberts’ Demolition Derby 2 p.m. Celebrate Charlemont raffle drawing, 4 p.m.

www.yankeedoodledays.com

Literary

KO FESTIVAL OF PERFORMANCE 8 p.m. “story slam” and benefit party, Holden Theatre, Amherst College, 260 South Pleasant St., Amherst. Five-minute stories told by professionals, with open-mic slots also available. $15.

Music

THE JAMMIN DIVAS, 6 to 8 p.m., Energy Park, Greenfield. The Divas play traditional and contemporary folk music from Ireland, Australia, and the U.S. Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic and a lawn chair. $10 suggested donation. See Sheryl Hunter’s column Page D4.

KEVIN PARRY plays classic roc and roll. 1 to 4 p.m., the West Dover Inn, Route 100, West Dover, Vt. Free. (802) 464-5207.

e_SDLqA LEGACY OF RURAL MUSIC, PEOPLE, PLACE” performance 4 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ashfield. String band musicians and storyteller take the audience on a journey through time. Each piece of music comes from an individual’s story or a real event in Ashfield, Buckland, Hawley and Plainfield. The performance culminates a weeklong workshop where musicians collaborate in the program’s music arrangements. Free, though donations are accepted.

SIMBA, an eight-member funk and world beat ensemble. 5:30 p.m. on the lawn at Putney Tavern, Putney, Vt. The concert is free, though donations are appreciated. In the event of rain, it will be held at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill.

YOUNG IRELAND, an Irish-American folk due, presents a musical celebration of Irish-American history. 7 p.m. Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. $15.
www.hookerdunham.org.

Potpourri

THE BUCKLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM, 20 Upper St., Buckland Center. Open 2 to 4 p.m. A former school house that now houses three floors of artifacts and town records. Also, the Wilder Homestead, 129 route 112, Buckland, will be opened 2 to 4 p.m. A furnished 1775 saltbox with five fireplaces, a 1779 English barn with antique barn, loom and a shoemaker’s shop. 625-9763.

COMBINING NATURE, ART, AND RECYCLING, collage workshop with Kerry Stone. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for ages 5 to 8, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. for ages 9 to 12, at the Montague Bookmill, Greenfield Road, Montague. $10. Call Stone at 978-544-5463 to register.

HILLTOWN SIX POTTERS studio tours conclude. See Saturday’s listing.

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: “Ordinary to Extraordinary: Folk Art Studio!” continues. See Saturday’s listing.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL 1 to 5 p.m., Swift River Valley Historical Society, 40 Elm St., North New Salem. Bring a picnic lunch and blanket, and enjoy free ice cream and toppings, from Maple Valley Creamery in Hadley, and served by Serendipity Dairy Bar of Orange. Museum admission is free this year, in honor of the 75th anniversary of the loss of four towns to build the Quabbin Reservoir.

Speakers

“GEORGE INNESS: Sacred and Profane Spaces” 3 p.m., Sterling and Francine Clark Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown. Adrienne Baxter Bell will focus on eight of Inness’ oil paintings in this free talk. www.clarkart.edu.

Theater

“A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“CONVERSATIONS WITH MY MOLESTER” continues. See Friday’s KO Festival listing.

“LOVE’S LABOURS LOST” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART” continues. See Saturday’s listing.

“SHAHRAZAD” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“JOHNNY BASEBALL” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN” continues. See Friday’s listing.

Monday 29

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. MLB Monday night baseball on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Dada Dino’s open mic night. Signups at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8. No cover. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. All Small Caps, a night of spoken word. 7 to 10 p.m. Open mic portion at 7:30, featured readers to follow. 978-544-2739. No cover. www.dejabrewpub.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Country music with Kathy and her candy bowl. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Monday Madness with Big Dan in the Sports Bar and free pool all night. 773-8313.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton. 7 p.m. Beth Orton. Dawn Landes opens. $35, $40. www.iheg.com.

Films

“THE YEARLING” 3 p.m. at The Clark, 225 South St., Williamstown. Free.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Family Night, Monday evenings at 6:30. Free. LeVanway Meeting Room. July 29, Family Dance; Aug. 5. Movie Night. ∎ 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.

Music

COMPOSER PREMIERE CONCERT, showcasing 10 up-and-coming composers. 4:30 p.m. Mass MoCA, 87 Marshall St., North Adams. www.massmoca.org.

THE WHIPPLE-MORALES PIANO DUO 4 p.m. Sevenars Academy, Route 112 at Ireland Street, South Worthington. The duo blends music and family-friendly humor in their act. $20 suggested donation. Refreshments provided.

WORLD GYPSY FUSION concert, 7:30 p.m., Hooker-Dunham Theatre and Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. $15.

Potpourri

WORM COMPOSTING WORKSHOP, 6:30 p.m., S. White Dickinson Memorial Library, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. Amy Donovan of the Franklin County Solid Waste District will teach how to make and maintain worm composting bins, and how to use the finished compost.

Tuesday 30

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer plus Red Sox vs. Mariners, 7 p.m. on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Hurray for the Riff Raff. Frank Fairfield opens. $10, $13. 10 p.m. Latin Dance Night. No cover. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Red Sox vs. Seattle 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.

Music

APPLE HILL CONCERT SERIES 7:30 p.m., Louise Shonk Kelly Concert Barn,410 Apple Hill Road, Nelson, N.H. Israeli pianist Sally Pinkas, Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and summer session faculty perform the works of Bach, Mozart and Brahms. $25, $30. Unreserved seating available for donations, free seating outside.

COMMON PEOPLE CONCERTS on the Common in Gill. 7 p.m. Moldovian Baptist Church Musicians, multilingual praise. In case of rain, the concerts take place in Gill Congregational Church, 6 Center Road. Free. Refreshments available by Friends of Gill. Tuesdays through Aug. 13.

MUSIC AT THE STATION, Greenfield Energy Park, Miles Street, Greenfield: 7 to 8 p.m. Bring something to sit on. Greenfield Military Band performs Broadway hits and pops on Tuesdays in July. 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 its director, Al Benjamin, at 978-249-8296 if interested. http://greenfieldmilitaryband.org.

Potpourri

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: “Ordinary to Extraordinary: Folk Art Studio!” continues. See Saturday’s listing.

Speakers

BARRY SHELLY AND DAVID SPECHT address how the nation’s preoccupation with debt and a sense of scarcity tend to lead policies that favor the wealthy. 7 p.m., Charlemont Federated Church, 175 Main St., Charlemont. Shelly is a political economist and development observer; Specht is director of research and organizational services for nonprofit group Seeing Things Whole. The talk is free, but donations are welcome.

Theater

“A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“HEROES” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“JOHNNY BASEBALL” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“LOVE’S LABOURS LOST” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN” continues. See Friday’s listing.

Wednesday 31

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke with Dirty Johnny from 9 p.m. to midnight. No cover. 863-2882.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Ben’s Miner Movie Night. 9 p.m., movie TBA. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Seattle 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.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton. 7 p.m. Lianne La Havas. $25, $30. www.iheg.com.

Coffeehouses

MOCHA MAYA’S 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Paint, a four-piece indie soul band. Admission is free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

LINE DANCING at the Moose Lodge, 20 School St., Greenfield. 7 to 10 p.m. p.m. Beginner to intermediate. Ring the doorbell for admittance. $5 per session. Beginner lessons at 7 p.m. Intermediate at 8. For more information, call Pat at 665-4260, jokellogg@aol.com.

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.

ERVING PUBLIC LIBRARY 17 Moore St. Postcards of the Past, 4 p.m. The program, for students in grades 3 through 8, will explore postcards sent to and from Erving residents in the past. Kids can also design their own to send to someone special.

Music

THE ART STEELE BLUES BAND 6:30 p.m., in the Porter-Phelp-Huntington Museum, 130 River Drive, Hadley. This performance concludes the 32nd season of Wednesday Folk Traditions. $10 adults, $6 children 16 and under. Picknickers may arrive early, at 5 p.m.

BANG ON A CAN SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL community concert. 7 p.m., Windsor Lake, North Adams. Fellows and faculty from Mass MoCA perform. www.massmoca.org.

ROCK THE LATCHIS, a concert of local bands to benefit the Seats and Ceiling Campaign. 8 p.m. Four bands: Alafia, Bella’s Bartok, Colby Dix and Jatoba. The main theatre will be closed for renovations this August and September. The three other movie theatres at the Latchis will still be open for first run, art and independent film showings. This is an all ages show with music for everyone. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets for 17 and under are $10 in advance and $12.50 at the door. Purchase at brattleborotix.com or at the Latchis Hotel. For more information, call 802-254-1109.

SHELBURNE FALLS MILITARY BAND, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Federated Church of Charlemont, 175 Main St., Charlemont.

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.

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: “Ordinary to Extraordinary: Folk Art Studio!” continues. See Saturday’s listing.

Theater

“BODY AWARENESS” opens, 8 p.m., Chester Theatre Co., 15 Middlefield Road, Chester. Amherst native Annie Baker’s comedy tells the story of an “unconventional, modern American nuclear family.” $30 weekdays, $35 Saturday and Sunday. Through Aug. 11, no Mondays or Tuesdays. Matinees Thursdays and Sundays 2 p.m. www.chestertheatre.org.

MEMORIAL HALL, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, continues its Summer Encore Series of Metropolitan Operas at 6:30 p.m. with Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia.” Tickets available at the door or at Mocha Maya’s and Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls and World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield. For ticket information and prices: www.sfmh.org.

“JOHNNY BASEBALL” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“LES FAUX PAS” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“SHAHRAZAD” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

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