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Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Sept. 26 through Oct. 2

  • File photo<br/>‘Death of a Salesman’ <br/>opens Friday at The Shea<br/>The New Renaissance Players have a new production opening at The Shea Theater in Turners Falls on Friday. The company, which donates all its earnings to The Shea, will present Arthur Miller’s classic “Death of a Salesman.” The winner of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, this play had 742 performances when it opened on Broadway, where it has been revived four times, winning three Tony Awards for Best Revival. See “Theater.”<br/>

    File photo
    ‘Death of a Salesman’
    opens Friday at The Shea
    The New Renaissance Players have a new production opening at The Shea Theater in Turners Falls on Friday. The company, which donates all its earnings to The Shea, will present Arthur Miller’s classic “Death of a Salesman.” The winner of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, this play had 742 performances when it opened on Broadway, where it has been revived four times, winning three Tony Awards for Best Revival. See “Theater.”

  • Submitted photo<br/>Watch out, Wendell!<br/>June Millington, a pioneer among women in rock ’n’ roll, will perform at the Full Moon Coffeehouse in Wendell Saturday. Millington, who mentors young females interested in the music business, is expected to rock the house. Dancing shoes encouraged. See “Coffeehouses.”

    Submitted photo
    Watch out, Wendell!
    June Millington, a pioneer among women in rock ’n’ roll, will perform at the Full Moon Coffeehouse in Wendell Saturday. Millington, who mentors young females interested in the music business, is expected to rock the house. Dancing shoes encouraged. See “Coffeehouses.”

  • Submitted photo<br/>Old 78 Farm Fall Festival<br/>This festival in Warwick Saturday is packed with a lively mixture of music, which this year will include Roots of Creation, pictured above. You can check out the lineup under “Fairs & Festivals.”

    Submitted photo
    Old 78 Farm Fall Festival
    This festival in Warwick Saturday is packed with a lively mixture of music, which this year will include Roots of Creation, pictured above. You can check out the lineup under “Fairs & Festivals.”

  • Pat and Tex LaMountain, pictured, will perform music at Greenfield's Second Congregational church on Sunday as part of the celebration commemorating the 65th anniversary of the UN's declaration of human rights. The idea for the commemoration grew out of conversations between Tex LaMountain and Albany, N.Y., lawyer Robert Perry. Submitted photo.

    Pat and Tex LaMountain, pictured, will perform music at Greenfield's Second Congregational church on Sunday as part of the celebration commemorating the 65th anniversary of the UN's declaration of human rights. The idea for the commemoration grew out of conversations between Tex LaMountain and Albany, N.Y., lawyer Robert Perry. Submitted photo.

  • File photo<br/>‘Death of a Salesman’ <br/>opens Friday at The Shea<br/>The New Renaissance Players have a new production opening at The Shea Theater in Turners Falls on Friday. The company, which donates all its earnings to The Shea, will present Arthur Miller’s classic “Death of a Salesman.” The winner of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, this play had 742 performances when it opened on Broadway, where it has been revived four times, winning three Tony Awards for Best Revival. See “Theater.”<br/>
  • Submitted photo<br/>Watch out, Wendell!<br/>June Millington, a pioneer among women in rock ’n’ roll, will perform at the Full Moon Coffeehouse in Wendell Saturday. Millington, who mentors young females interested in the music business, is expected to rock the house. Dancing shoes encouraged. See “Coffeehouses.”
  • Submitted photo<br/>Old 78 Farm Fall Festival<br/>This festival in Warwick Saturday is packed with a lively mixture of music, which this year will include Roots of Creation, pictured above. You can check out the lineup under “Fairs & Festivals.”
  • Pat and Tex LaMountain, pictured, will perform music at Greenfield's Second Congregational church on Sunday as part of the celebration commemorating the 65th anniversary of the UN's declaration of human rights. The idea for the commemoration grew out of conversations between Tex LaMountain and Albany, N.Y., lawyer Robert Perry. Submitted photo.

Thursday 26

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Thursday Night Football at BTU. San Francisco vs St. Louis at 8:25 p.m. Win $500 in cash; the more NFL games on Thursday Night you watch at BTU, the more chance you have to win the cash. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Rd., Wendell: Blue Pearl. Blues/jazz. 8 to 10 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Fountains of Wayne. School for the Dead opens. $25, $28. . www.iheg.com.

PEARL STREET BALLROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 9 p.m. Emancipator. $15, $18. www.iheg.com.

PEARL STREET CLUBROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8 p.m. Naturally 7. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: And the Traveler, jazz/funk. 9 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Baltimore at 7 p.m. Preseason Bruins vs. Winnipeg at 7:30 p.m. NFL Football, 49ers vs. Rams at 8 p.m Watch 11 50-inch HDTV’s. Thirsty Thursdays & College night hosted by Big Dan in the Sports Bar. Beer Pong Tournament. Wear your college shirt or show your college I.D. to be entered in end-of-the-night prizes. 413-773-8313

Libraries

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.

MILLERS FALLS LIBRARY, Millers Falls: Music and Movement for Young Children series with Laurie Davidson and Tom Carroll. Thursdays at 10 a.m. Through Dec 19. For more information, call 863-3214.

Literary

CHRISTIAN MCEWEN, author of “World Enough & Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down” will appear at Boswell’s Books, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 6:30 p.m. The Northampton-based author, poet and workshop leader will read from and discuss her book which examines the trade-offs one makes in life: the cost of maximizing achievement and financial and material gains versus the pleasures of the slow life. 625-9362, boswellbuzz@gmail.com.

COFFEE AND POETRY at Northfield Coffee and Books, 105 Main St., Northfield. Featured reader Paula Saywood of Leyden. Her poetry has appeared in Sanctuary, the Journal of Massachusetts Audubon Society, the Naugatuck River Review, Cyclamen & Swords, The Zuni Mountain Poets and “Adrienne Rich: A Tribute Anthology.” Her chapbook, “What Sleeps Inside” was published by Slate Roof Press in the summer of 2010. Open mic follows. All are encouraged to bring something to read. Free. 498-0095, www.coffeeandbooks.net.

Music

MUSIC FOR THE SOUL: Sounding the World at the Amherst Survival Center presents “Jazz Explorations” by an all-star group including Jason Robinson (saxophone), Paul Arslanian (piano), George Kaye (bass), and Bob Weiner (drums). 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Amherst Survival Center, 138 Sunderland Road, North Amherst. The concert will be followed by a group discussion titled “Jazz and Race: Interracial Collaboration” moderated by Amherst College music professor Jason Robinson. Free. 549-3968, www.amherstsurvival.org/music-for-the-soul.

Potpourri

GREENFIELD MASTER PLAN FALL GATHERING: Cultivating strategies today for a sustainable tomorrow. Join anytime between 4 to 7 p.m. for a fun, kid-friendly event that will engage everyone, say organizers. Court Square by the Town Common, Greenfield. 12 interactive tents. In case of rain, the event will take place at the Pushkin at Main and Federal Streets. www.greenfieldmasterplan.com, or Facebook: GreenfieldSustainableMaster Plan Plan.

LEGENDS AND LORE OF MOORE’S CORNER CEMETERY in Leverett, a slide show presented by Dawn Marvin Ward. 7 p.m. At the Moore’s Corner Schoolhouse/Historical Museum, Leverett, North Leverett Road and Church Hill Road, diagonally across from the Village Co-op. Free. Ward will lead a walking tour of the cemetery on Rattlesnake Gutter Road in North Leverett on Saturday at 1 p.m. 367-9562.

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

AMHERST CINEMA PRESENTS Shakespeare’s “Othello” live in HD from the London stage of Britain’s National Theatre. 28 Amity St., Amherst. 7 p.m. Tickets $24 general admission. www.amherstcinema.org. Repeats Saturday at 1 p.m.

“LOST IN YONKERS,” Neil Simon’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play presented by the Barre Players at Barre Players Theater, 64 Common St., Barre. 7:30 p.m. Repeats Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.; Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The captivating dramatic comedy, considered by some critics to be Simon’s best play, is set in Yonkers, N.Y. in 1942. Tickets $14 general admission, $12 seniors 65 and older and students; $7 children 12 and under. For reservations or information, call 978-355-2096 or visit
barreplayerstheater.com.

Friday 27

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Live music in the Nightclub with Alottle, Radio Vendetta and Centuries Between Stars. Music at 9 p.m. $5 cover. Friday night karaoke in the Sports Bar at 9 p.m. with Dirty Johnny. No cover. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: The Head Band. Reggae! 9 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Cash’d Out. The Sixty One Ramblers open. $12.50, $15. ∎ 10 p.m. Typhoon. Radiation City. $13, $15. www.iheg.com.

PEARL STREET CLUBROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 9 p.m. Cherub. French Horn Rebellion opens. $12, $15. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: The Super 8 Players (with short silent films) 9:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D4.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Red Sox vs. Baltimore at 7 p.m. Preseason Bruins vs. Winnipeg at 8 p.m. Friday night madness with Big Dan in the sports bar. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.

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.

GUIDING STAR GRANGE, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield: Contra dancing for all with live music by Stuart Kenney, bass/banjo; guest fiddler Tim Ball from Ithaca, N.Y., with guitar accompaniment by caller David Kaynor. 8 to 11 p.m. Dress and be ready for healthful, moderately vigorous, heat/sweat-generating activity. Family friendly. Admission is in the form of self-determined, free-will contributions with $10 or barter equivalent suggested. 367-9380, www.guidingstargrange.org.

Films

POTHOLE PICTURES, Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, presents “Chasing Ice.” Photographer James Balog, once a global warming skeptic, captures an amazing time-lapse, multi-year record of mountains of Arctic ice melting at a breathtaking rate. 7:30 p.m. Live music at 7 by Abdul Baki playing original piano works. After tonight’s screening, Zoar Outdoor will present Alex Gardner, a professor at Clark University who studies how glaciers respond to change and who has worked with the scientists who appear in the film. He will speak on these issues and take questions. $6 adults, $4 children. 625-2896.

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.

Literary

NEXT STAGE ARTS PROJECT STAGE presents Archer Mayor, Vermont’s crime writer. 7:30 p.m. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. His latest book is “Three Can Keep a Secret,” in which investigator Joe Gunther deals with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. Due out Oct. 1 from Minotaur Books. Tickets $10. Available online, www.nextstagearts.org.

Music

MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. Bulldog with The Milhaly-Mogul Duo. 8 p.m. the Lady Killigrew’s own Nora Murphy leads the new jazz/soul/rock-influenced project known as Bulldog, consisting of Craig (also of The Killigrew) on four- and six-string bass, and Ben on drumset. After calling it quits with Kids On A Hill, their 10-piece funk, jazz and neo-soul band of four years, the trio has been hard at work with this new project. With heavy influences from artists such as Hiatus Kaiyote, The Robert Glasper Experiment, Ween and Elephantom, the band will feature pieces written by each member, as well as renditions of tunes by their favorite performers. $5. 367-9206, www.montagubookmill.com.

STEVE GRETZ AND LESLIE LEE perform bluegrass, folk and country music in concert. 7 p.m. Community Church of North Orange and Tully, 48 Main St., Orange. Free.

Potpourri

GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Discovery Hour: Monarch Butterflies. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Young children ages 3 to 6 and their parents invited to join refuge staff as they discover different things about local wildlife and the places they live. 863-3676.

Theater

“2 ACROSS,” a comedy of crosswords and possible romance by Jerry Mayer. 7:30 p.m. Rohrs Hall, 71 North Main St., South Deerfield. Continues Saturday and Oct. 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. Directed by Kimberley Morin. Two strangers meet on a train — interesting? The Los Angeles Weekly review says so: “A rich theatrical piece — a fascinating 80 minutes in which light banter turns to raw emotion — creates a tone that perfectly underscores both the comic and dramatic elements of this surprisingly memorable play.” Tickets $10. For reservations, call 665-2481. Walk-ins accepted as space permits. All proceeds benefit the South Deerfield Congregational Church.

10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL at Actors Theatre Playhouse, Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H.. 7:30 p.m. Continues Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 12. Anything can happen in 10 minutes and it usually does. Comic, tragic and uplifting life-changing upheavals that occur every 10 minutes. “Ten Minute Plays” capture pivotal moments. They challenge the playwright, the director, and the actors to make it all happen now, the way it does in real life. There is no time for long background exposition or the slow teasing out of emotional undercurrents. All seats $8. 603-256-8070.

“DEATH OF A SALESMAN,” a New Renaissance Players production a The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A. Arthur Miller’s Tony and Pulitzer-prize winning masterpiece featuring Brendan Kenny (Willy Loman) Kathy Llamas (Linda Loman) Alain Lamoureux (Biff Loman) Andy Stewart (Happy Loman). Directed by Michael Glazier. Hailed as a masterwork of modern American drama, “Death of a Salesman” won six Tony Awards, including Best Play, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, the first play to ever win all three awards, according to organizers. This is a classic story of struggle and of reconciling the pursuit of the American dream with one’s own sense of reality to the local stage. Originally premiering in 1949, the tale of Willy Loman’s last days as he and his family come to terms with their true place in the world, is as relevant today as it was 64 years ago, say promoters. As with all NRP productions, 100 percent of the profits benefit The Shea theater to aid in operating and improvement expenses. Friday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. and Oct. 4 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. General admission, $12. www.theshea.org/

“LOST IN YONKERS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

NEW PLAY READING of “Radio On,” a sitcom about a community station struggling to stay afloat on the airwaves in the face of corporate competition, flaky volunteers and a boss who’s not nearly as cool as he thinks. 7:30 p.m. Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, Smith College, Northampton. Repeats Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Free. Former radio personality and producer Jaz Tupelo has written two episodes of a radio comedy based on her own experiences climbing the ranks from volunteer overnight DJ to music director and midday host of an independent, non-commercial radio station. 585-3222.

Saturday 28

Clubs

THE BASEMENT, 21 Center St., Northampton: 8 p.m. Brook Batteau. No cover. www.iheg.com.

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: College football all day and night on 14 HDTVs featuring Notre Dame vs Oklahoma at 3:30 p.m.. Dancing in the Extra Point Nightclub with DJ J-ill spinning all the hottest hits at 10 p.m. No cover. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: The Wildcat O’Halloran Band. Guitar based blues. 9 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-2739.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton. ∎ 7 p.m. Garland Jeffreys. Brook Batteau opens. $17.50, $20. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Avedis. Mark Schwaber (indie rock and singer/songwriter). 9:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, Route 63, Millers Falls: Psycho Magnetic, classic rock ’a’ roll, 9:30 p.m. 659-3384.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., 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

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 7:30 p.m. Katie Sachs and Dave Dersham. Sachs plays between the lines of jazz, indie rock and new wave. Dersham “taps hopeful melodies and reverses lyrical expectations at every turn (and) exudes a brand of humane charm that sets him apart from every other songwriter you’ll see this year,” according to Club Pass. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

WENDELL FULL MOON COFFEEHOUSE in Old town Hall, Wendell center. June Millington, a pioneer among women in rock ’n’ roll, performs. Bring a friend. Bring your dancing shoes! Open mic begins at 7:30 p.m. For open mic sing-up, directions and more information go to www.wendellfullmoon.org. Family friendly.

Dance

MONADNOCK-TRISTATE DANCE CLUB, Elmm Community Center, Durkee Street, Winchester, N.H. Yvonne and The Reverbs. 7 p.m.

TOPHILL MUSIC CONTRADANCE PARTY, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Arigana Highway and calling by Will Mentor, 8 to 11:30 p.m. Band includes Alden Robinson, fiddle, Mary Cay Brass, piano and accordion, Stuart Kenney, upright bass and five-string banjo, Matthew Kenney on percussion. $10. www.guidingstargrange.org.

Fairs & Festivals

CRAFTS-ARE-US craft fair at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Greenfield. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free parking and free admission. Suggested donation of one or two nonperishable food items for the Franklin Area Survival Center’s food pantry. Rain or shine. Indoor and outdoor spaces.

HARVEST FESTIVAL & CRAFT FAIR at 71 Upper Road, Deerfield. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Music all day; hay rides, cider pressing, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, face painting, children’s games and prizes, arts and crafts and a visit from Curtis the Clown. Also, book and bake sale, quilt raffle, food concession and locally made preserves and butters for sale. All proceeds will go to the Haven to help aid families and individuals who are in need of food, clothing, a safe place to stay and/or spiritual healing. Free admission. Rain or shine.

OLD 78 FARM FALL FESTIVAL, in Warwick. Gates open at 11 a.m.; music begins at noon. Pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, balloon creations, vendors, barbecue. Music will include Roots of Creation, the 2012-13 winners of Best Band in New Hampshire at the New England Music Awards, and Best Jam Band at the Cider Music Awards. Also, The Alchemisfits, Hot Day at the Zoo, Start Making Sense, Wildcat O’Halloran, Girls Guns & Glory, Melanie and the Blues Shots, Mr. Noizy and the Sparkplugs, Pony Rides. For more information: facebook.com/old78farmfest.$10 admission. Rain or shine.

Films

POTHOLE PICTURES: “Chasing Ice” concludes. Ken Swiatek performs folk music at 7 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Music

THE AMHERST COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC presents the Amherst Symphony Viva Verdi! 200th Birthday Opera Gala Tribute to Giuseppe Verdi. 8 p.m. Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center at Amherst College. $10 general, $5 seniors, children 12 and under and students with ID; free for Amherst and Five College students with ID. Tickets at the door.

CALVIN THEATER, 19 King St., Northampton: 8 p.m. John Pinette: Still Hungry concert. Tickets $25, $30, $35. www.iheg.com.

MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague: The Women Songwriter Collective. 8 p.m. A group of female Pioneer Valley musicians who have joined forces to provide a supportive network for one another’s projects, to share resources and to provide inspiration to fellow female songwriters attempting to find their niche in a still very male-dominated field. The six current members of WSC work together, booking and promoting shows and performing in-the-round as a group on each other’s songs. $5. 367-9206.

RECOVERY JAM, Camp Kee-wanee, Leyden Road, Greenfield. 10th annual. A drug- and alcohol-free event presented by The RECOVER Project. Performances by Blacktop Kenny, Selfish Steam, Cooper Jones, Laura Stone, and Orlino Rocks. Pig roast and barbecue will be served from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free admission, food drive donations appreciated. Noon to 8 p.m.

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.

BRATTLEBORO-WEST ARTS Open Studio Tour. 20 members will show their work and demonstrate their craft from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 16 locations, many of them along the dirt roads that wind among the wooded hills of West Brattleboro and Marlboro, Vt. For more information, go to www.brattleboro-west-arts.com. Continues Sunday.

THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM at Indian House Memorial and Memorial Hall Museum, Old Deerfield presents a Family Fun Day. Admission to the two museums and activities offered will be free from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. The free family days are a program of the Pocumtuck Valley memorial Association of Deerfield founded 1870 to preserve and communicate the multi-cultural history of the Deerfield and Connecticut River Valleys. Repeats Oct. 19.

COOL RIDES CAR SHOW, Franklin County Technical School, 82 Industrial Boulevard, Turners Falls. No registration fee. Open to “Show and Street” cars, motorcycles, trucks and farm tractors. Stickers and face painting for children. Food, refreshments and live DJ music. People’s Choice trophies awarded. No pets allowed. 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Rain or shine. 413-863-9561 ext. 264.

FRIENDS OF THE FORBES LIBRARY wine tasting event. 6 to 8 p.m. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. $25. Tickets available at the library, Liquors 44, 238 King St., Northampton or online at www.forbeslibrary.org/giving/store.shtml.

GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Watershed History: The Brickyards of Montague City. 2 to 3 p.m. Local industrial-era mills, businesses, tenements and homes were built from the ground up — quite literally from the clay of the banks of the Connecticut River in Montague City. Learn about local brick manufacturing and architectural styles and designs with brick in Turners Falls. 863-3676.

GREENFIELD ARTS ECLECTIVE will take place in two parts: from 2 to 8 p.m. in the Greenfield Court Square/Town Common, and from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Arts Block, Greenfield. Part 1: The New Renaissance Players will present scenes from their new production of “Death of a Salesman,” which opens Saturday, see “Theater.” Featured readers include fiction writers Jedediah Berry and Corwin Ericson, and poets Lisa Beskin, Karen Skolfield, Ingrid Stelblea, Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno and Patricia Pruitt. Featured music will range from the anthemic indie rock band Fiesta Brava to the musical saw of Violet Walker. Independent presses, record labels, artists, craftspeople and vendors will set up booths. Part 2: The Eclective will culminate with a “Velvet Goldmine” after-party at The Arts Block. Local bands covering the great glam bands of the ’70s, including Sandy Bailey and The Spiders from Mars as David Bowie, Daniel Hales, and the frost heaves as Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground, The original Cowards as Marc Bolan and T. Rex, Rebel Base as Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Dylan Kingsolver and friends as The New York Dolls, Opel as Roxy Music, and Nott The Hoople as Mott The Hoople. DJ Glitter will spin glam-rock-gold before, after and between bands. $5 advance, $8 at the door. Funds go toward next year’s Eclective. www.facebook.com/events/175370239304110. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D4.

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.

HARVEST SUPPER and Howard D. Barnes Memorial Pie auction at Pelham Historic Town Hall, Daniel Shays Highway (Route 202) and Amherst Road, Pelham. 6:30 p.m. Sen. Stan Rosenberg auctions the pies, Rep. Ellen Story will also be there and Diane Wentworth, caterer since 2010, caters a New England boiled dinner. For reservations, contact Sara Van Steenburgh at 549-2944.

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: ∎ “From Nature to Color: Fun with Natural Dyes,” a family activity. Noon to 4:30 p.m. Drop in any time for the history workshop. Flower blossoms, leaves, roots, bark, nuts and insects have been used to infuse fabric with brilliant color. The science of natural dyeing is knowing how to harvest and process these materials and how to make dye recipes using mordant to bind color to fiber. Experiment using dye plants harvested from the Historic Deerfield garden such as marigolds and coreopsis, and things collected from the wild such as sumac and black walnuts. As you learn about the colors used in colonial dye pots, you can dye a small cloth bag to take home. Repeats Sunday. ∎ Historic Trades Demonstrations: Works on Paper. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Printed paper served a critical educational, informational and political role as broadsides, pamphlets, books and newspapers carried important text throughout the community. Carl Darrow will demonstrate the operation of our reproduction printing press, and visitors will take away a card printed with a special message. On the decorative side, paper marbling is a technique used for centuries to add a beautiful and colorful finish to bound books. Regina and Dan St. John will demonstrate. ∎ Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Foods of the Fall Harvest in Hall Tavern Kitchen. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Late summer and autumn were busy times in early American kitchens. The abundance of fresh produce needed to be processed and preserved for the winter. The cooks will be cooking dishes featuring apples, pumpkins and corn.

HOW TO BUY A DIAMOND: DEF Diamonds is hosting a free informational session for the public on how to buy a diamond. 3 to 4 p.m. Amherst Room, Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. Limited space. Registration required. Call 367-5303 or email info@defdiamonds.net to register.

LEFTY’S BREWING CO, 301 Wells St., Greenfield. ∎ Weekly brewery tour. 2 to 4 p.m., Free to those 21 and over. ∎ For more information, call 475-3449, www.leftysbrew.com.

LEGENDS AND LORE OF MOORE’S CORNER Cemetery, Rattlesnake Gutter Road, North Leverett. Dawn Marvin Ward will lead a walking tour of the cemetery at 1 p.m. Free.

LIVE ARTS UNDER THE OAKS! at Bernardston Unitarian Meetinghouse, 49 Church St., Bernardston. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children’s art activities, music, grilled outdoor lunch. Music by Pat and Tex LaMountain, Rick Mauran and John White. Art demos under the oaks: Genevieve Abate, Joanne Denehy among the Deerfield Valley Art Association artists displaying their work and craft. New Museum of New England Art preview upstairs; DVAA members show downstairs. At 1 p.m., Barry Deitz, a noted North Carolina TV personality and movie critic, will speak on “For Love or Money: The Artist’s Dilemma.” This, say organizers, will be an interesting glimpse into the history of art as a commercial venture as well as what it meant for the “survival” of local artists.

MIKE’S MAZE at Warner Farm, 23 South Main St., Sunderland. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 3. The 14th annual maze design is a mind-bending half-tone pattern of corn stalks and bare ground that create an 8-acre visage of surrealist painter Salvador Dali, say organizers, who add that visitors will be perplexed by illusions in this year’s game and baffled by distorted imagery in the newly constructed Ames Room and Mirror Room. Instead of winding through trails, mazegoers will move between disorienting areas of open space and dense plantings of corn as they search for hidden game stations. Two pumpkin-launching trebuchets and a giant slingshot will join the potato cannon and provide amusement for kids of all ages. Corn Cafe open for lunch and snacks. Admission $8 for ages 4 to 12, $10 for adults; $1 discounts to students and seniors. 3 and under free. Schools and other groups can arrange to visit on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Call the farm at 665-8331 and leave a message.

PIONEER VALLEY INSTITUTE sponsors a hike up Mount Tom with geologist Richard Little and naturalist Nancy Goodman. Participants should plan to meet at 10 a.m. at the roadside parking along Route 141 south of the Log Cabin near the Holyoke/Easthampton line. Look for a vehicle with a sign. General admission $5; free for current PVI members and children under 12. Heavy rain cancels. To register, contact Goodman at wildeyes@rcn.com or Little at rdlittle2000@aol.com.

PUTNEY VAUDEVILLE! at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. 7:30 p.m. Featuring Andrew Pinard — Absolutely Magic, as well as house band Gaslight Tinkers who are as well versed in afro-pop, funk and reggae as they are in Celtic fiddle tunes and Tin Pan Alley chestnuts. $12, $6 for children under 12. 802-387-0102, www.nextstagearts.org.

SWIFT RIVER VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 40 Elm St., New Salem, will be open from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. to celebrate Smithsonian Magazine’s national Museum Day. Sunday is the last open day of the season from 1:30 to 4 p.m. 978-544-6882, www.swiftrivermuseum.org.

YANKEE CANDLE VILLAGE 30th anniversary celebration event. 25 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield. Noon to 5 p.m. Free giveaways, free make your own jar candles to the first 100 children; be among the first to buy exclusive Yankee Candle Village Department 56 house and have it signed by the artist; scavenger hunt; meet Vera Bradley’s daughter, Joan Bradley Reedy; help decide which retired fragrances will return as part of the Treasures Collection; pumpkin painting with Santa; hayrides; decorating advice, free food and raffle prizes;.

Theater

“2 ACROSS” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“DEATH OF A SALESMAN,” continues, see Friday’s listing.

“LOST IN YONKERS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“MURDER IN NAPA VALLEY,” a murder mystery dinner theater presented by the Vermont Theatre Company at the Putney Inn, Putney, Vt. Guests are invited to the Underwood Wine Estates to celebrate the annual wine festival and grape harvest. The mystery is set in the wine region of Napa Valley, Calif. 5 p.m. Tickets $40 per person. For reservations, call 802-387-5517. “Murder at the Disco or Staying Alive” will be presented Sunday. See Sunday’s listing.

“OTHELLO” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

Sunday 29

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NFL Sunday Ticket begins at noon at BTU. Every game on 14 HDTVs featuring Patriots vs Falcons at 8:30 p.m., BTU Wheel, Pats Cash, munchies, giveaways, contests and more. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Rd., Wendell: T-Bone and His Uke. With bassist extraordinaire “Joe the Plucker.” For times, call 978-544-2739.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Declan O’Rourke. Valentina Duracinsky opens. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com.

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

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. NFL Sunday Ticket is on at Taylor’s! Patriots vs. Falcons at 8:30 p.m. Watch all your favorite teams on 11 50-inch HDTV’s with Kathy in the Sports Bar and Erinn downstairs in the Tavern. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports Bar. 773-8313.

WEST DOVER INN, Route 100, West Dover, Vt.: Kevin Parry plays music from 1 to 4 p.m. on the patio.

Music

CALVIN THEATER, 19 King St., Northampton: Richard Thompson in concert. Teddy Thompson opens. 8 p.m. $25, $35, $45. www.iheg.com.

CELLIST SHARON ROBINSON and pianist Benjamin Hochman will play Beethoven’s complete works for cello and piano, five sonatas and three sets of variations in two concerts. Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. Part 1 at 3 p.m.; Part 2 at 7 p.m. Dinner at 5 p.m. in between concerts. Tickets for one concert are $10, $20 and $30; combined prices for both concerts are $15, $30, $45. 802-257-4523, www.bmcvt.org. See Joseph Marcello’s Encores & Curtain Calls column Page D5.

MUSIC AT AMHERST PARALLELS SERIES presents a performance by Tunisian virtuoso vocalist Sonia M’barek and Arab music ensemble Al-bustan. 8 p.m. Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center, Amherst College. $18 general public, $12 seniors, $10 students. For reservations call 542-2195 or email concerts@amherst.edu.

PIANO DAY at UMass-Amherst. 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., performances by UMass Piano professors Shank and Vonsattel, professor emerita Estela Olevsky and current students. Masterclass for selected high school students and discussion and questions and answers about college auditions with piano faculty. Intermission with snacks. 4 p.m., piano recital by Yan Yu, visiting alumna. Free. Registration necessary. www.umass.edu/music/pianoday13.php.

SOUTH MOUNTAIN CONCERTS presents Wu Han, piano; David Finckel, cello, and Philip Setzer, violin. 3 p.m. South Mountain Concert Hall, Routes 7 & 20, Pittsfield. For ticket availability, call the box office at 442-2106.

Potpourri

BRATTLEBORO-WEST ARTS open studio tour concludes. See Saturday’s listing.

FRIENDS OF THE WHATELY LIBRARY BOOK SALE at the Whately Historical Society Fall Festival. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Great selection of used and like new books and movies on the front lawn of the Whately Library. Rain or shine. 665-2170, www.whately.org/library.

GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Canal-Side Nature and History Walk. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Meet outside the main entrance. Leisurely explore level, paved bike trails to learn about plants, animals, and mill town history. Bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen.
863-3676.

RAIL FAN SUNDAY at the Rowe Historical Society, 282 Zoar Road, Rowe. Noon to 5 p.m. Presentations and exhibits on the construction of the Hoosac Tunnel. Meet Hoosac Tunnel experts Jerry Kelley, Tom Lawrence and Carl Byron. Displays of rare historical items from the Hoosac tunnel and area railroads. Displays of toy train models and other items for sale; collection of classic toy trains. Refreshments and prizes. 339-4238, www.rowehistoricalsociety.org.

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: “From Nature to Color: Fun with Natural Dyes” concludes. See Saturday’s listing.

MIKE’S MAZE continues. See Saturday’s listing.

SWIFT RIVER VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 40 Elm St., North New Salem. Last open day of the season. 1:30 to 4 p.m. Closing Day “Remembrance” service in the Prescott Church on museum property at 4 p.m.

Theater

“DEATH OF A SALESMAN,” continues, see Friday’s listing.

“LOST IN YONKERS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“MURDER AT THE DISCO OR STAYING ALIVE” murder mystery dinner theater concludes. See Saturday’s listing.

Monday 30

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Monday Night Football at BTU. Dolphins vs. Saints at 8:30 p.m. Win a Corona Cooler just like the one on the commercials. One entry to win each Corona purchase during MNF this season. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: All Small Caps. A Night of Spoken Word. 7 to 10 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Open mic portion of the reading will begin at 7:30, featured readers to follow. Limited Poetry Night menu available until 9 p.m. All welcome. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Vienna Teng. Alex Wong opens. $20, $25. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Dada Dino’s open microphone. 8 p.m. Sign up starting at 7:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, the voo.net.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. NFL Football, Dolphins vs. Saints at 8:30 p.m. 11 50-inch HDTVs. Free pool all night in the sports bar. Country music with Host Kathy and her candy bowl. Monday Madness with Big Dan in the Sports Bar.773-8313.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Sunshine Story Time. 10 a.m. Kay Lyons brings a blend of read aloud, sing along, play along fun to families with young children. 772-1544 ext. 5, www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org. ∎ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. the library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. for Writer’s Lunch. Self directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through their lunch. Contact Jane Buchanana at 772-1544 for more details. ∎ Open for Business. 2 to 5 p.m. Telecommuters and local business people looking for reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace invited to the library’s LeVanway Meeting room Mondays and Fridays. Access to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work.

Tuesday 1

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. MLB Wild Card Playoffs on 14 HDTVS plus two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer purchased every Tuesday at BTU. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Angel Olsen. Pillars and Tongues open. $10, $13. ∎10 p.m. Latin Dance Night. No cover. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: 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. ∎ Preschool story hour and craft time fun. Meet other people with small children and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts with Sally Ahearn. 10 to 11 a.m. In the LeVanway Meeting Room. No sign up required. Free. For more information, call the children’s librarian at 772-1544 Ext. 5. ∎ Classics Book Group. 6:30 to 8 p.m. This session the group is reading works by George Eliot. September’s book is Silas Marner. No sign up for this member run group.

Literary

THE BACK CORNER at Bruce’s Browser, 1497 Main St., Athol, will host an October Book Discussion Group led by Marilyn Richards. 5:30 p.m. This month’s selection is “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed. At 22, Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail alone. 978-249-3978.

ELAINE WOLF, the “Anti-Bullying novelist,”will speak about her books “Danny’s Mom” and “Camp” which address the pervasive issue of bullying. . Teens and adults are invited to join this talk and discussion. Leverett Library, 75 Montague Road, Leverett, 7 p.m. Free.

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.

Wednesday 2

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke with Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. MLB Wild Card Playoffs on 14 HDTVs. No cover. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: Alex Cuba. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Restaurant Appreciation Night. Come in wearing your work shirt or show a pay stub and receive a special prize from Big Dan in the Sports Bar. Free pool for bar/restaurant employees. Sign up for complimentary prizes and giveaways. 773-8313.

Dance

LINE DANCING at the Moose Lodge, 20 School St., Greenfield. 7 to 10 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. The library’s meeting room will be open 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 their lunch. Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part of Writer’s Lunch. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details. www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org.

Music

JAZZ ENSEMBLE I and Chapel Jazz Ensemble concert. 8 p.m. Bowker Auditorium, UMass-Amherst. Featuring UMass jazz professor Felipe Salles’ piece “Unborn Choro,” with Professor Christopher Krueger, flute, and many other jazz works. $3 Umass students; $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general public; free for UMass music majors and minors. 545-2511, fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.

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.

SESAME STREET LIVE at the Mullins Center, 200 Commonwealth Ave., Amherst. 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their Sesme Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Tickets $15, $20, $25, $55. 800-745-3000.

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