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Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 8 through Aug. 14

  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Friday, 8 p.m. Janet Ryan and Straight Up. Ryan is a well-known blues performer based out of Western Mass. She blends the wailing voice of the blues with a unique soulful sound that takes her music to another level. Janet grabs hold of a room and makes the audience hers — her stage presence is invigorating and captivating.  $7/$10. 774-1050, www.theartsblock.com.

    ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Friday, 8 p.m. Janet Ryan and Straight Up. Ryan is a well-known blues performer based out of Western Mass. She blends the wailing voice of the blues with a unique soulful sound that takes her music to another level. Janet grabs hold of a room and makes the audience hers — her stage presence is invigorating and captivating. $7/$10. 774-1050, www.theartsblock.com.

  • Children's book author and illustrator Astrid Sheckels looks up from her art table in her Mead Street studio. Tacked to the wall behind her are drawings from "Holger the Dane," a story sparked by her childhood experiences visiting her grandparents in Denmark. Recorder/Trish Crapo Recorder file photo/Trish Crapo<br/>Astrid Sheckles  at Eric Carle Friday<br/>Astrid Sheckles is children’s book author and illustrator who lives in Greenfield. She has illustrated several charming books and recently released “Nic and Nellie,” the first children’s book that she has booth written and illustrated. She will be at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst Friday for a discussion that promises to give people insight into how such books go from an idea to reality. All events at this museum are kid-friendly. See “Literary.”

    Children's book author and illustrator Astrid Sheckels looks up from her art table in her Mead Street studio. Tacked to the wall behind her are drawings from "Holger the Dane," a story sparked by her childhood experiences visiting her grandparents in Denmark. Recorder/Trish Crapo Recorder file photo/Trish Crapo
    Astrid Sheckles at Eric Carle Friday
    Astrid Sheckles is children’s book author and illustrator who lives in Greenfield. She has illustrated several charming books and recently released “Nic and Nellie,” the first children’s book that she has booth written and illustrated. She will be at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst Friday for a discussion that promises to give people insight into how such books go from an idea to reality. All events at this museum are kid-friendly. See “Literary.”

  • Image courtesy of Astrid Sheckles<br/>Astrid Sheckles  at Eric Carle Friday<br/>Astrid Sheckles is children’s book author and illustrator who lives in Greenfield. She has illustrated several charming books and recently released “Nic and Nellie,” the first children’s book that she has booth written and illustrated. She will be at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst Friday for a discussion that promises to give people insight into how such books go from an idea to reality. All events at this museum are kid-friendly. See “Literary.”

    Image courtesy of Astrid Sheckles
    Astrid Sheckles at Eric Carle Friday
    Astrid Sheckles is children’s book author and illustrator who lives in Greenfield. She has illustrated several charming books and recently released “Nic and Nellie,” the first children’s book that she has booth written and illustrated. She will be at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst Friday for a discussion that promises to give people insight into how such books go from an idea to reality. All events at this museum are kid-friendly. See “Literary.”

  • Submitted photo<br/>‘My Neighbor Totoro’<br/>Pothole Pictures will screen a gem of an Japanese animated film Friday and Saturday nights. Called “My Neighbor Totoro, it won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize and the Mainichi Film Award for Best Film in 1988. See “Films”

    Submitted photo
    ‘My Neighbor Totoro’
    Pothole Pictures will screen a gem of an Japanese animated film Friday and Saturday nights. Called “My Neighbor Totoro, it won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize and the Mainichi Film Award for Best Film in 1988. See “Films”

  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Friday, 8 p.m. Janet Ryan and Straight Up. Ryan is a well-known blues performer based out of Western Mass. She blends the wailing voice of the blues with a unique soulful sound that takes her music to another level. Janet grabs hold of a room and makes the audience hers — her stage presence is invigorating and captivating.  $7/$10. 774-1050, www.theartsblock.com.
  • Children's book author and illustrator Astrid Sheckels looks up from her art table in her Mead Street studio. Tacked to the wall behind her are drawings from "Holger the Dane," a story sparked by her childhood experiences visiting her grandparents in Denmark. Recorder/Trish Crapo Recorder file photo/Trish Crapo<br/>Astrid Sheckles  at Eric Carle Friday<br/>Astrid Sheckles is children’s book author and illustrator who lives in Greenfield. She has illustrated several charming books and recently released “Nic and Nellie,” the first children’s book that she has booth written and illustrated. She will be at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst Friday for a discussion that promises to give people insight into how such books go from an idea to reality. All events at this museum are kid-friendly. See “Literary.”
  • Image courtesy of Astrid Sheckles<br/>Astrid Sheckles  at Eric Carle Friday<br/>Astrid Sheckles is children’s book author and illustrator who lives in Greenfield. She has illustrated several charming books and recently released “Nic and Nellie,” the first children’s book that she has booth written and illustrated. She will be at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst Friday for a discussion that promises to give people insight into how such books go from an idea to reality. All events at this museum are kid-friendly. See “Literary.”
  • Submitted photo<br/>‘My Neighbor Totoro’<br/>Pothole Pictures will screen a gem of an Japanese animated film Friday and Saturday nights. Called “My Neighbor Totoro, it won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize and the Mainichi Film Award for Best Film in 1988. See “Films”

Thursday 8

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Open mic night hosted by Dan, Kip and Schultzy from Curly Fingers Dupree at 8:30 p.m. Plus Shark Week at 9 p.m.. Win Landshark Prizes, NFL pre-season football and Red Sox baseball on 14 HDTVs. No cover. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. AlbinoTree” 8 to 10 p.m. Featuring Guy DeVito, Al Guimaraes, Billy Klock and Joe Boyle 978-544-2739. No cover. www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express. the Old Ceremony opens. $17.50, $20. ewww.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Uncle Hal’s Crab Grass Band. Funky-tonk. 8 p.m. Free. 863-2866. See our cover story, Page D1.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Kansas City at 8 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: Brook Batteau with special guest Jill Connolly. 8 p.m. Batteau mastered his voice singing lead for R&B and original rock bands from Boston, Los Angeles and New Orleans. His sound is luxurious and raw, full of original soul, style and power. Connolly was inspired by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Sarah Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt, Rickie Lee Jones, Phoebe Snow, Ella Fitzgerald and Carmen McRae. 8 p.m.. Admission free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

SECOND THURSDAY MOSTLY WALTZ, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Recorded couple dance music, mostly waltzes. 15 to 20 minute mini-workshop each evening. No partner needed. $3 to $5 recommended donation to cover costs. www.guidingstargrange.org/

Libraries

ERVING PUBLIC LIBRARY, 17 Moore St., Erving. Story Hour. 11 a.m. “Dig into Dinosaurs” with Barbara Friedman. 423-3348, ervinglibrary@cwmars.org.

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ 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

COOP CONCERT at the Greenfield Energy Park, Miles Street, Greenfield. 6 to 8 p.m. Austin and Elliot and the Falltown String Band. 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).

Potpourri

HISTORIC DEERFIELD “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.

Speakers

JOHN FOX, Washington, D.C. tax lawyer discusses “Winners and Losers: Social Injustice and U.S. Income Tax Policy.” 7 p.m. Charlemont Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont.

Theater

“THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE” presented by Shakespeare & Company, in the Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. Set in the small village of Leenane, County Galway in Ireland, the play tracks the dysfunctional relationship between a mother and daughter who are locked in a dance of mutual loathing. 8:30 p.m. Tickets $10 to $50. 637-3353, www.shakespeare.org. Through Sept. 15. No Sundays or Mondays.

“BLOOD PLAY” preview, 7:30 p.m., Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. While the kids are away, there’s more to the adults’ cocktail party than meets the eye in this darkly comic thriller. Through Aug. 18, no Mondays. www.wtfestival.org.

“BODY AWARENESS” 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.

“THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY” musical premieres at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Through
Aug. 18, no Mondays. 1000 Main St., Williamstown.
www.wtfestival.org.

“CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION” presented by Actors Theatre Playhouse, Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. Annie Baker’s play won the Best New American Play Award of 2009 because she captured life in a small, artsy Vermont town in such a touching and compassionate way. 7:30 p.m. Continues Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 31. Tickets $12 Thursdays, $15 Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations highly recommended. Call 877-666-1855, www.ATPlayhouse.org.

“THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN” presented by the April Theater Co. and the Next Stage Arts Project at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. 8 p.m. (Sunday’s performance at 2 p.m.). Set on a remote island off the coast of Ireland in 1934, the play is a strange, dark and comic tale in the tradition of Irish storytelling. $10. Thursday trough Sunday and Aug. 15 through 17.

“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.

“THE HOBBIT,” an outdoor traveling adventure. The Academy at Charlemont, 1359 Route 2, Charlemont. Presented by The Hilltown Youth Theatre Summer Workshop. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. Suggested donation, $5 students, $10 adults.

“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.

“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.

“MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN” follows Mother Courage, an artful canteen woman with the Swedish Army, who is intent on keeping her business and family alive amidst the destruction of the Thirty Years War. Through Aug. 25, no Mondays. Presented by Shakespeare & Co. in the Tina Packer Playhouse in Lenox. $15 to $95. Call the box office at 413-637-3353.

e_SDLqSHAHRAZAD” a tale of love and magic presented by Double Edge Theatre, Ashfield. Double Edge Theatre’s annual summer spectacle returns. According to the company’s website, this show is sold out. 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. 628-0277, mglassman@doubleedgetheatre.org.

Friday 9

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Shark Week Finale at 9 p.m. Grand prize drawing after shows plus Patriots vs. Eagles pre-season football, Friday Night Karaoke in the Sports Bar with Dirty Johnny and Dancing in The Extra Point Nightclub with DJ Drew at 10 p.m. No cover. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Barrett Anderson, 9 to 11:30 p.m. Renegade blues. 978-544-2739. No cover. www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Holly Williams. Anderson East opens. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Red Sox vs. Kansas City at 8 p.m. Friday night madness with Big Dan in the sports bar. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.

Coffeehouses

GREAT FALLS COFFEEHOUSE, Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Banish Misfortune, 7 to 9 p.m. A six-piece group of musicians in Western Massachusetts who play traditional music from Ireland, with occasional forays into tunes from Scotland and Cape Breton. Their instruments includes fiddle, concertina, flute, mandolin, accordion and guitar. They play as a session: an informal gathering of musicians playing traditional Celtic music. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., music starts at 7. Suggested donation of $6 to $12 helps support free programing at the center. 863-3221. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column, Page D4.

Dance

AFRICAN DANCE VERMONT presents West African dance class for all levels with instructor Caro Diallo. 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Putney Community Center, 10 Christian Square, Putney, Vt. $15. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and bring a water bottle. www.africandancevt.com and check out African Dance TV on Facebook.

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.

SECOND FRIDAY CONTRADANCE. Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield, 8 to 11 p.m. Tim Van Egmond calls with Brendan Carey Block on fiddle and Eric McDonald on guitar. Self-determined, free-will contribution; $10 suggested; barter welcome. www.guidingstargrange.org/

Films

“MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO,” Pothole Pictures, Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelurne Falls. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. A Japanese family relocates to the countryside where they can be near the mother, who is convalescing in a nearby hospital. The two young children, girls, have to make sense of their new life and their father, a professor, is often away. Luckily, it turns out there are helpful spirits in the forest who, though a little odd and often quite frightening, can be summoned (by children only) when they are desperately needed. This Japanese animated film (nicely dubbed into American English) is funny, touching, tense and cathartic as it must be, and dazzlingly realized by the miracle workers of the Miyazaki studio (“Spirited Away”). Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. 1988. Color. G. 86 min. Live music before the movie both nights at 7 p.m.: Friday, Ken Swiatek, folk; Saturday, Dick Moulding, rompin’ rags. $6 for adults and $4 for kids under 12. Pre-purchased season tickets are also accepted. 413-625-2896.

Libraries

ARMS LIBRARY, (lower level), Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls. Rocks! the amazing world of minerals, rocks and gems explored and explained by Connecticut Valley Mineral Club. 6:30 p.m. Free.

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.

Literary

ASTRID SHECKELS, Greenfield author and illustrator, will share her latest book, “Nic and Nellie.” She will also show some of the countless sketches and steps that go into creating a book. Book signing follows. 2 p.m. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 658-1100. Free with museum admission.

Music

THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Janet Ryan & Straight Up. 8 p.m. Ryan is a well-known blues performer based out of Western Massachusetts. Janet developed a taste for the blues while living in Chicago, say promoters, who add she sang with Duke Ellington at 16. She has performed at The Iron Horse Music Hall, the Pines Theater, the Pioneer Valley Blues Festival, the Peach Festival, the Splendor in the Grass Festival. She is the music teacher at Deerfield Elementary School and Conway Elementary School. “From the hills of Conway, Mass, comes the soulful blues-drenched belting of Janet Ryan. Hers is one of those voices that stir deep inside before pushing their way out to the surface. She straddles R&B, blues and even roadhouse rock on a batch of songs that will rattle your insides and soothe your psyche. If she’s good on record, she must be pure fire on a concert stage,”Mario Tarradel, music critic, Dallas Morning News. $7 in advance, $10 at the door. www.theartsblock.com.

BUCKLEY CHAMBER PLAYERS presents a program of chamber works. 8 p.m. Buckley Recital in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. Free. 542-2199.

MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. Trine Cheile in concert. 8 p.m. Performing an eclectic Celtic mix of chestnuts from a diverse repertoire. Formed by local Irish harpist Rosie Caine. $10. 367-9206, www.montaguebookmill.com.

Potpourri

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

FLASH MOB DANCE TRAINING, 6 to 8 p.m. The Turners Falls Block Party organizers are plugging right along and this year are bringing Flash Mob Dance to the party. Interested in finding out what that is all about? Attend one or all of the lessons to be held at the Brick House, Third Street, Turners Falls.

LEFTY’S BREWING CO.’S New Brew Release Party for Imperial Porter. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Happy Trails Liquors, Route 2, Shelburne Falls. Free admission. Free beer samples and prizes. Appetizers and meet and greet with Archie, the English Mastiff.

“ENDING THE NUCLEAR AGE — Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki.” Smith College, McConnell auditorium. 7 p.m., on the anniversary of Nagasaki Day. Frances Crowe will discuss how she became an anti-nuclear activist and she will introduce Anna Gyorgy, author of “No Nukes.” There will be a short movie titled “Nuclear Winter.” Shortly after 8 p.m., people will move to the Smith Boathouse at Paradise Pond for the traditional floating candle ceremony. Free. 413-584-8975.

SMITH COLLEGE, Northampton, Free Second Friday in the Museum of Art. 4 to 6 p.m., Hands on! art-making for ages 4 and older with an adult. 6 to 6:30 p.m., Open Eyes: An informal guided gallery conversation about an art object Museum Shop opens 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Theater

“THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“BLIND DREAMERS,” ensemble-created physical theatre with song, text and live music ... inspired by the rehearsal process of Pina Bausch. 8 p.m. Kendall Studio Theater, Mount Holyoke College, South hadley. For reservations: seriousplaytheatre@gmail.com or call 320-3147. Continues Saturday.

“BLOOD PLAY” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“BODY AWARENESS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“THE HOBBIT,” continues, see Thursday’s listing.

“LES FAUX PAS: or the Counterplots” performed by Shakespeare & Co. 5:30 p.m. in the Rose Footprint Teatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. Through Aug. 24. www.shakespeare.org.

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

“HEROES” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

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

“SHAHRAZAD” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

Saturday 10

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: Turners Falls Block Party. Outdoor Cafe with DJ music all afternoon. Outdoor liquor license, outdoor cafe seating, Kenny Chesney concert ticket drawing, TFHS football team fundraiser, live music in the Extra Point Nightclub from 7 to 11 p.m. with Jimmy Just Quit and then DJ MIA closes out the night spinning hot tunes til closing. No cover. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Ottomatic Slim, 9 to 11:30 p.m. Chicago style blues. 978-544-2739. No cover. www.dejabrewpub.com.

THE IRISH HARP PUB, 163 Sunderland Road, Amherst: The Wildcat O’Halloran Band with Sarah Halloran, Caitlyn Squires, Wally Greaney and more perform 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Benefit for the Western Massachusetts Musicians Emergency Fund. $10 donation.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ■ 7 p.m. Tristan Prettyman. Chris Kasper opens. $17.50, $20. ■ 10 p.m. Ellis. Soular Bears. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.

THE LAST CHAIR, Route 100, West Dover, Vt. Kevin Parry performs. 6 to 9 p.m.

LUTHIER’S CO-OP, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton: Ray Mason Band, Bamboo Steamers, Stephen Desaulniers. No cover; tips appreciated. 527-6627.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls. Saturday Funday with Marlene and friends. 9:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, Route 63, Millers Falls: Roadhouse Rampage. Pop-punk/Indie Rap. 6:30 p.m. Six bands: Suburban Downfall from Providence, R.I., pop punk; For The Record from Boston, pop punk; VillaMas from Greenfield, indie rap; the Home Scene from Providence, R.I., pop punk; Please Don’t Eat My Friends from Providence, R.I., pop punk, and Humanity from Greenfield, rap. $10 advance, $12 at the door.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Red Sox vs. Kansas City 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: Joe Young with special guest Christie Leigh. Young, say promoters, has a voice and delivery that loosely resembles Ryan Adams, Joe Purdy, Ray LaMontagne and Sean Hayes and performs music ranging from standard pop-folk to soul searching ballads. Leigh, we’re told, has developed a love of classic sounds like country, rock and blues and ust released a new album, “Deep Down Damned,” produced in Nashville. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

TOPHILL MUSIC CONTRADANCE PARTY, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 8 to 11:30 p.m. The fiddler will be Sarah Blair from Montpelier and a member of The Sevens. Also, Eric McDonald on guitar (Gig Hunters, Matching Orange), Mary Cay Brass on piano and accordion (Arigana Highway) and Matthew Kenney on percussion (Arigana Highway, Clew Bay). The caller will be Linda Leslie. $10. www.guidingstargrange.org/

Films

“MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

“ATOM AGE VAMPIRE,” Wendell Free Library, 7 Wendell Depot Road, Wendell. 7:30 p.m. Free. A stripper is horribly disfigured in a car accident. A brilliant scientist develops a treatment that restores her beauty using glands taken from murdered women. There will be a short (half-hour) film before the movie: episode 365 of “Dark Shadows,” in which a seance is held at Collinwood to contact the spirit of Sarah Collins. During a blackout,Victoria Winters disappears. This episode originally aired on Nov. 17, 1967. 978-544-3559.

ZOAR OUTDOOR PRESENTS, third night of Summer Film Series. “Ascending the Giants” and “Treeverse,” two movies about pushing the bounds of tree climbing. After the films, tree climber and arborist Ed Carpenter will be speaking about his own experience in the field. He’ll be able to answer questions from curious novices as well as from the most experienced climbers. As a bonus, say organizers, Carpenter can provide a unique glimpse into the movies through his friendships with the climbers featured in the films. People are welcome to arrive at 5:30 p.m. for a barbecue dinner before settling down for the movie and speaker at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the barbecue are $8.50 per person, and the film screening is free. zoaroutdoor.com, 1-800-532-7483.

Fairs & Festivals

ANNUAL ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL at the Energy Park in Greenfield. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presented by Green River House and Quabbin House. Live musical acts all day.

TURNERS FALLS BLOCK PARTY and Heritage Festival: 2 to 8 p.m. Avenue A, Turners Falls. Celebrate Turners Falls ethnic diversity, Native American history, unique neighborhoods, music and art. Bands at Spinner Park: 2:30 p.m., Tawdry (old timey); 3:30, Viva Quetzal Cuarteto (Latin); 5:15, The Alternate Routes (alternate rock heard on The River; 6:30, Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd cover band). Tours of historic sites include Lady of Czestochowa, 84 K St. at 12:30 p.m.; Southworth Paper Mill at 4:30. Children’s activities on the Great Falls Discovery Center lawn, including giant bubbles, hoola hooping, face painting, bouncy house, karate demonstrations and more. More than 50 vendors along Avenue A.

Dance

MONADNOCK SQUARES at the Recreation Center, 312 Washington St., Keene, N.H. Annual Special Summer Dance. 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Music

PETERSHAM CONCERT ON THE COMMON, 1 North Main St. Petersham (Across from Petersham Country Store), Beatles For Sale. 6 to a 8 p.m. Free. Award-winning, five-member group from Massachusetts that is committed to recreating the sounds of The Beatles live in concert. www.beatlesforsale.net.

MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague: 8 p.m. Hee Hawk, a cross of jazz, soul and Americana; Adam Howl whose haunting finger style guitar, say promoters, is intricate, polished and well placed under his soothing and mournful voice. Also, Rambling Kind, a five-piece bluegrass band playing hard-driving traditional music. $5. 367-9206.

“A PERFECT SPOT OF TEA at Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, 130 River Drive, Hadley continues. Musical guest Show of Cards, a local brother-sister trio. They play a fusion of folk-rock and jazz. 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.

Potpourri

BRIDGE OF FLOWERS 10K Road Race & 3K Run & Walk, 35 annual. Free registration for age 70 and older. Those 19 and under pay their age. Registration opens at 7 a.m. 8:15 a.m., Steve Lewis Subaru Charity 3K Walk and Run. 9 a.m., 10K Classic. Also, there will be a free Spaghetti Fest and registration on Friday, at the Buckland Shelburne Elementary school, 5 to 7 p.m. www.bridgeofflowers10k.com

EASTHAMPTON ART WALK from 5 to 8 p.m. Outdoor sculpture festival, performances, exhibitions, and events throughout the city. Before the art walk, “Art in the Orchard,” which organizers describe as “transformative sculpture,” at Park Hill Orchard, will open at 2 p.m. An opening ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. artwalkeasthampton.org.

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.

GUIDED MUSHROOM FORAY in North Leverett and Montague. 1 to 3 p.m. Led by Ari Rockland-Miller and Jenna Antonino DiMare, co-founders of the Mushroom Forager. The workshop will begin with a brief introduction to foraging technique, sustainable harvesting and The Mushroom Forager’s ForageCast approach. Then try your luck on a foray on the three-mile Beaver Flow Trail loop. $25. Registration required. For inquiries and registration, contact info@themushroomforager.com or Ari at 687-2184 or www.themushroomforager.com/events.

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: “Ordinary to Extraordinary: Folk Art Studio!” continues. See Thursday’s listing. 775-7127, www.historic-deerfield.org.

LEFTY’S BREWING CO. weekly brewery tour. 2 to 4 p.m., 301 Wells St., Greenfield. Free to those 21 and over. www.leftysbrew.com or 475-3449.

ROYALSTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the old School House No. 1 at the south end of the Common. There are two floors containing a wide variety of historical artifacts pertaining to Royalston and surrounding areas. The society will also have a table at the 250th Anniversary town-wide tag sale on the Royalston common selling vintage postcards of Royalston and the 1831 and 1870 maps of the town and the original land grant owners super-imposed on the 1831 map. There will also be a demonstration of hat plait braiding, which was an important part of the economy of early Royalston, and people can try their hands at making a braid. Then, they can go to the museum to see one of the hats produced for Phinehas S. Newton who, with his brother Charles, ran a general store and hat manufacturing business in town and later donated money for the construction of the library that bears his name.

STUDIO ART SHOW at 2 South Maple St., Shelburne Falls. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artist is 87-year-old Kukoshiene (Marilyn F. Shea). Beautifully framed double mat, collectible paintings. Local landscape scenes that are ready to hang. Continues Sunday.

WIN-WIN? BOOK SALE, Greenfield Public Library, Main St., Greenfield. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by the Friends of Greenfield Public Library. In addition to books, raffle tickets for the group’s Fall Raffle will be sold: three raffle tickets for $10, purchaser also gets a free bag of bargain books. This year’s Fall Raffle includes a $500 gift certificate toward an iPad from Brown Computers in Brattleboro, Vt., and a print by local artist Hale Johnson. The Fall Raffle will be drawn at the annual Fall Event on Nov. 9 at Stoneleigh-Burnham School.

Theater

“BLIND DREAMERS” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

“BLOOD PLAY” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“BODY AWARENESS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“HEROES” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“THE HOBBIT,” concludes, see Thursday’s listing.

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

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

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

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

“SHAHRAZAD” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

Sunday 11

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Pre-season football, Red Sox baseball, PGA and NASCAR on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Steve Crow, Peter Kim & Joe Fitzpatrick. Warped Americana. 978-544-2739. No cover. www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton. 7 p.m. Joy Kills Sorrow. Darlingside opens. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com.

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

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

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Kansas City at 2 p.m. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports Bar. 773-8313.

Coffeehouses

MOCHA MAYA’S 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Cal Folger Day is a songwriter in Brooklyn. Sometimes alone with a guitar, sometimes with a four-piece off-country songbook outfit, she performs across the city and beyond. 2:30 p.m. Admission is free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Music

COOP CONCERT at the Greenfield Energy Park, Miles Street, Greenfield. 6 to 8 p.m. Seth Glier performs. “An adept song craftsman elegantly emotional voicalist .. harkening back to early pop/rock tradition of Billy Joel and early Springsteen,” according to iTunes Editorial. $10 suggested donation. Part of a summer series of concerts. 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). See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column page D4.

OLD DEERFIELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON Concert Series continues with Featured performers Akal Dev Sharonne, flute, and Timothy Rogers, piano, in a program celebrating music of many lands and cultures. Works by Mozart, Chopin, Bruch, Rachmaninoff and DeFalla and others. 3 p.m. In the music room of Memorial Hall Museum, 8 Memorial St., Old Deerfield. $10; $5 students and seniors. For more information, call Memorial Hall Museum at 774-3768, ext. 10. See Joseph Marcell’s Encores & Curtain Calls column page D5.

TWILIGHT ON THE TAVERN Lawn concert on the Tavern Lawn, downtown Putney, Vt. 5:30 p.m. Occidental Gypsy, acoustic gypsy pop quintet mixes gypsy swing/jazz with contemporary American music melodies. 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 available. 802-387-5772, www.twilightmusic.org.

SEVENARS ACADEMY, Route 112 at Ireland St., South Worthington. Jerry Noble and friends. By popular demand, Clifton “Jerry” Noble Jr., pianist and composer, will team up with clarinetist Bob Sparkman, violinist Joel Pitchon and cellist Chris James in a season finale. 4 p.m. Suggested donation $20 at door. www.sevenars.org.

THE STRAY BIRDS perform American folk music with harmonies and tight acoustical arrangements. 2 p.m. Rockingham Meeting House Historic, off Route 103, exit 6, Interstate 91, Bellows Falls, Vt. Three voices raised in harmony above the raw resonance of wood and strings, say promoters.

Potpourri

BUCKLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S OPEN HOUSES: 2 to 4 p.m. Buckland Historical Society Museum, 20 Upper St., Buckland Center. A former school house which now houses three floors of artifacts and town records. And The Wilder Homestead, 129 Route 112, Buckland. A furnished 1775 saltbox with five fireplaces, a 1779 English barn with antique barn loom, and a shoemaker shop.

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

STUDIO ART SHOW at 2 South Maple St., Shelburne Falls concludes. See Saturday’s listing.

Theater

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

“BLOOD PLAY” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“BODY AWARENESS” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

“BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“HEROES” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“SHAHRAZAD” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

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

Monday 12

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: Nick’s Sweet ’80s Movie Night: “Cannonball Run II.” 9 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

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

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Family Night, Monday evenings at 6:30. Free. LeVanway Meeting Room. 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.

MONTAGUE CENTER LIBRARY, Montague Center. Evening Crafts. 6:30 p.m. Children of all ages can make simple projects with Linda or take materials home.

Potpourri

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

Theater

“BLOOD PLAY” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

Tuesday 13

Clubs

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

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Woman Songwriter Collective: Six Rising Valley Singer/Songwriters. Lexi Weege and Wishbone Zoe, Lisa Ellingsen, Katie Sachs, Carolyn Walker and Christa Joy open. $12, $14 at the door. ∎ 10 p.m. Latin Dance Night. No cover. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Nora’s Open Mike Cabaret. 8 p.m. 7:30 p.m. sign-ups. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

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

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Fancy Trash with guest Al Laughlin. 7:30 p.m. Fancy Trash works the line between rock and folk, blending a non-traditional sensibility with the tradition of acoustic instruments to make something unique. Laughlin’s percussive off-beat reggae stylings on keyboares became known as “the bubble” and helped form The Sample’s signature sound. Free; please tip the musicians.

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

COMMON PEOPLE CONCERTS on the Common in Gill. 7 p.m. Romeos. Barbarshop at its local best. In case of rain, the concerts take place in Gill Congregational Church, 6 Center Road. Free. Refreshments available by Friends of Gill. Final concert of the summer.

Potpourri

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

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF GREENFIELD, 43 Church St., Greenfield. Medical anthropologist Mary Ryan, owner of Greenfield’s new Blue Dragon Apothecary, will point out some basic Chinese and Western herbal remedies for various illnesses, including Lyme disease. 7 p.m Ryan will address different medical viewpoints in her talk, including a simple overview of such herbs as Stephania root, Japanese Knotweed and Cat’s Claw. Ryan graduated from Oxford University with a master’s in human biology and a doctorate in medical anthropology and has worked with numerous doctors throughout the Himalayas and in Europe. Locally, she collaborates with medical doctors, psychiatrists, and psychologists and works with teens coping with depression and anxiety. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the talk begins at 7. Free. Donations gratefully accepted. There will be time after the presentation for questions and conversation. The Society is located at

Theater

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

“THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“BLOOD PLAY” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“HEROES” 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 14

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.

DEJA BREW CAFE & PUB, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Simon White, acoustic style, 8 to 10:30 p.m. Acoustic Reggae by Simon White & Boo Pearson. 978-544-2739. No cover. www.dejabrewpub.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Toronto 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. Star & Micey and Gangstagrass. $12, $15. www.iheg.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.

Coffeehouses

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Flightless Butress with special guest Jared Salvatore. 8 p.m. Fancy Flightless Buttress is John Nolan and Calin Peters from Cambridge. Promoters say they play instrumental music that’s easy to listen to but hard to describe. Singer-songwriters without a singer? Instrumental film score-y new-folk? Free; please tip the musicians.

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: Mineral Mania with Mad Science. 3 to 4 p.m. Workshop for young children and offers an introduction to geology, including an understanding of the geological formation processes, classification systems, identification methods, and physical properties of rocks and minerals. Hand-son activities encourage students to interact with the concepts presented.

Music

PVRS YOUNG MUSICIAN’S FUND BENEFIT CONCERT. Soprano Emmalouise St. Amand, pianist Samantha Berry and singer songwriters Mandy Oliver and Megan Forrest, at 7 p.m., Trinitarian Congregational Church, 147 Main St., Northfield. Second annual Benefit Concert. The program will include the music of Debussy, Barber, and Kurt Weill, as well as original compositions and a few fun covers. Admission is free, but donations to the Young Musician’s Fund are welcome.

SHELBURNE FALLS MILITARY BAND performs at Mary Lyon Church, 17 Upper St., Buckland.

Potpourri

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

Theater

“BLOOD PLAY” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“BODY AWARENESS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“HEROES” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

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

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

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

“SHAHRAZAD” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

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