Arts & Entertainment calendar: Oct. 17-23
“SEUSSICAL,” the musical presented by Arena Civic Theater. Favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie La Bird, General Genghis Kahn Schmitz, The Sour Kangaroo, The Grinch, Mr. Mayor, Mrs. Mayor and their little boy with his big imagination, JoJo. 7:30 p.m. Shea Theater, Avenue A, Turners Falls. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Continues Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $16 general, $13 seniors/students, $10 ages 12 and under. Tickets available from World Eye Bookshop, Greenfield; Jones Library, Amherst; and at the door. For reservations, call the Shea Theater Box Office at 863-2281 ext. 2, or visit www.arenacitictheatre.org.
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BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Thursday Night Football at 8:25 p.m. Seattle vs. Arizona, chance to win $500 cash by watching the game at BTU. See bar manager Kara for details. ALCS playoff game at 8 p.m. 863-2882.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Tommy Filiault Trio, 8 to 10:30 p.m. Acoustic Rock with Sturgis Cunningham & Klondike Kohler. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Lexi Weege. Andyhasaband and Wishbone Zoe opens. $12, $15. www.iheg.com.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Major League Baseball playoffs, NFL and NHL action. Bruins vs. Florida at 7:30 p.m. NFL football: Seahawks vs. Cardinals 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.
“FOOD FOR CHANGE,” a documentary about food co-ops in the U.S. by local filmmaker Steve Alves, who features Franklin Community Co-op (Green Fields Market and McCusker’s Market) with interviews of local folks and footage of co-op activities and local farmers. The national premiere will take place in Saint Paul, Minn. The Greenfield Garden Cinema, Main Street, Greenfield, will host a “pre-premiere at 7 p.m. with Alves in attendance. Tickets available through the theater’s website or at the door. Proceeds will benefit the co-op’s education and scholarship fund. You can see the trailer at http://foodforchange.coop/tag/rough-cut/
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Writer’s Lunch, noon to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Self-directed free writing time. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more information. ∎ Autumn Crafts, 3:30 p.m. Autumn-themed take and make craft in the Children’s Room desk.
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.
AUTHOR PAM ROBBINS will sign copies of her new children’s book, “Oranges and Giraffes: A Story About Friends.” 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. World Eye Bookshop, 156 Main St., Greenfield. 772-2186.
GREENFIELD ANNUAL WORD FESTIVAL, Thursday and Friday, starting at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, starting at 3:30 p.m., at several downtown locations. There will be showcase readings at the end of each night, at 9 p.m., in the banquet room of the Greenfield Grille, which is also the location of a book fair Sunday, 11 a.m. to
3 p.m. The readings are free, except for the 9 p.m. shows at the Greenfield Grille, for which admission is a $3 to $15 donation. Schedules, tickets & more information will be available on the town common and at the Greenfield Grille the nights of the performances. Also, see our cover story, Page D1.
SUZANNE FLYNT will give a presentation on her recently published book “Poetry to the Earth: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Deerfield” and on the exhibit “Skilled Hands and High Ideals” at Memorial Hall Museum, Deerfield. The exhibit is open for viewing from 6:30 to 7 p.m., when the lecture begins. Free. 774-7476 ext. 10, www.deerfield-ma.org.
NORA JANE STRUTHERS & THE PARTY LINE perform original acoustic Americana with three-part harmonies, fiddle, claw-hammer banjo, acoustic guitar, bass and drums. 7 p.m. $15. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. For more information: www.parlorroommusic.com.
THE WAGON WHEEL, Route 2, Gill: 7 to 9 p.m. Tonight: Uncle Hal’s Crabgrass Band. Four-piece ensemble featuring acoustic guitar, slide guitar, mandolin, and upright bass playing an eclectic mix of gypsy jazz, bluegrass. From Dylan to Django to Count Basie. Through the month of October, the Wagon Wheel will be featuring acoustic performances Thursday nights.
ART FOR A CHANGE is a free program for activities who want their work to be even more creative, for artists who want their creativity engaged and for community members who want to be part of it all. 6 to 9 p.m. at The Art Garden, 14 Depot St., Shelburne Falls. Tonight’s topic will be “The Range of Possibilities.” Participants are asked to bring projects they care about. No idea is too small or too large to work on. Find out what other activities and artists have done. Work on a project in the company of others who also care about local and global issues. Co-facilitated by Jane Beatrice Wegscheider and Phyllis Labanowski. Free. For more information: 625-2782, www.theartgarden.org. Free. Art For a Change continues Nov. 13, Dec. 11 and once a month into 2014.
TURNERS FALLS THIRD THURSDAY: Monthly arts, culture and downtown business night featuring art exhibits, open studios, musical performances, walking tours, theater, invited artisans and other attractions in the village as well as extended open hours at participating venues. This month’s theme highlights the upcoming Pumpkin Festival. Costume contest in front of The Shea Theater at 7:30 p.m. Bobby C. Pumpkin carving with an artistic flair at River Station.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Friday night karaoke in the Sports Bar hosted by Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. Dancing in The Extra Point Nightclub at 10 p.m. with DJ J-ill spinning tunes. No cover. 863-2882.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: The Reprobate Blues Band, 9 to 11:30 p.m. Blues baby, blues. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Friday night madness with Big Dan in the sports bar. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: The Lonesome Brothers. 8 p.m. Before there was Americana or alt/country or singer-songwriters or roots rock or any of the other record store bin labels of today: when new wave was crashing and hair bands were making video history ... there was the Lonesome Brothers. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMHERST INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: Every Friday night, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Bangs Community Center, Boltwood Walk, Amherst Center. Dances from the Balkans, Middle Eastern Europe, more. You need not bring a partner. Live music first Fridays of the month. Some teaching. Beginners welcome. Donation. 549-6748. www.amherstfolkdancing.org.
THIRD FRIDAY CONTRADANCE, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 8 to 11 p.m. Music by the Clayfoot Strutters Big Band. The lineup: Pete Sutherland and Oliver Scanlon on fiddles; Jeremiah McLane on accordion, keys; Mark Roberts on banjo, flute, whistle, percussion; Peter Davis on guitar, horns, keys; Harry Aceto on bass; Lee Blackwell on drums. George Marshall calls. $8 to $10. guidingstargrange.org.
MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. “Moonshine,” a gritty twist on a vampire story, this ultra-low budget film made it to being a selection at the Sundance Film Festival. 8 p.m. Film screening and talk with Connecticut artist and director Roger Ingraham, and lead actress Sarah Voiland. $5 donation. 367-9206. Here is the film’s synopsis: “A young man named Peter winds up in a dead-end job as a small-town convenience store clerk. His life unfolds as a muted blur of endless days spent pleasing his dying parents, fighting off advances from his miserable boss, and looking for something worthwhile to say to his beautiful co-worker. Is this what life feels like, or is this death? As Peter wishes for a change, a dark undercurrent moves through his lifeless little town and in the shadows, a glossy-eyed figure waits for the instant to sink its teeth in. Will it take nothing short of death, before he can truly live?”
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. 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.
DICKINSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY. 115 Main St., Northfield. Natasha Lowe, children’s author of “The Power of Poppy Pendle,” will visit the library at 2:15 p.m. to share her book, in which 10-year-old Poppy Pendle is a witch, but her real dream is to become a baker of delicious desserts. This author’s talk will be followed by cupcake decorating and cookie sampling. 413-498-2455.
GREENFIELD ANNUAL WORD FESTIVAL continues. See Thursday’s listing.
THIRD FRIDAY OPEN PROSE and Poetry Reading. Arms Library, Bridge and Main streets, Shelburne Falls. 7 p.m. Free. Refreshments, handicapped accessible from downstairs. Arrive before 7 p.m. to sign up for a five-minute open mic slot; one 10-minute slot available. Listeners welcome. 625-0306.
CALVIN THEATER, 19 King St., Northampton: Umphrey’s McGee in concert. 8 p.m. The London Souls open. $23.50. Lauded by critics and adored by fans, Umphrey’s McGee continues to win new fans with their virtuoso playing, acrobatic tempo changes and rhythmic shifts complemented by dazzling song craft and composition, memorable hooks, anthemic guitar lines and rock solid rhythms. www.iheg.com.
MULTIBAND POPS program featuring 15 different music and dance ensembles appearing in rapid succession. 8 p.m. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass-Amherst. Minuteman Marching Band, Wind, Brass, String, Choral, Percussion and Dance ensembles, Chamber Choir, Chapel Jazz, Horn Choir, Jazz Ensemble I, Mass Marimbas, Percussion Ensemble, Saxophone Quartet, Symphony Band, Trombone Choir, UMass Dancers, Marimba Ensembles, University Orchestra, Vocal Jazz and Wind Ensemble. $15 students, seniors and children under 18; $20 all others. 545-2511, fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.
HARVEST SOLSTICE CELEBRATION DINNER and Silent Auction presented by Cancer Connection. 6 to 10 p.m. Quonquont Farm, 5 North St., Whately. Rob Watson of Lone Wolf in Amherst caters. Gourmet menu features grilled flank steak, roasted barramundi, butternut squash souffle, roasted vegetables and more. Silent auction featuring vacation getaways to Cape Cod, New Hampshire and New York, hand-crafted artwork and jewelry, dinner party for 10 by Pengywe catering, gift certificates to local restaurants, merchants and service providers, gift baskets and other unique items. Music by Aldo Fabrizi on mandolins and Karen Axelrod on accordion and keyboard. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets $75. 586-1642, www.cancer-connection.org.
“SEUSSICAL,” the musical presented by Arena Civic Theater. Favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie La Bird, General Genghis Kahn Schmitz, The Sour Kangaroo, The Grinch, Mr. Mayor, Mrs. Mayor and their little boy with his big imagination, JoJo. 7:30 p.m. Shea Theater, Avenue A, Turners Falls. Continues Sunday and Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.; Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. No performance this Saturday due to the Pumpkinfest. Tickets $16 general, $13 seniors/students, $10 ages 12 and under. Tickets available from World Eye Bookshop, Greenfield; Jones Library, Amherst; and at the door. For reservations, call the Shea Theater Box Office at 863-2281 ext. 2, or visit www.arenacitictheatre.org.
THIRD ANNUAL DOUBLE TAKE FRINGE FESTIVAL throughout downtown Greenfield. Continues Saturday. Shows all presented within walking distance of one another downtown in various venues. This year, a special offering for children, “Letter to Sabine” by John Bechtold. Using a combination of installation art and live performance children ages 7 to 10 will be invited to become Postmasters-in-Training as they embark on an adventure to deliver a letter from a mysterious woman named Sabine Strohem to Griffin Moss at his art studio and shop. Also offered: “Moon Up by Morning,” by Monkamonk Theater Co. In this future-present, the reality is bleak and oppressive. Three everyday characters who are blissfully enslaved to the societal dreariness discover their part in the collective dreaming and venture to awaken the source of all dreams. Also, “Social Justice in Two-Short Plays.” GAN-e-meed Theatre Project 33/13. “No More Hog Jowls at the Jim Crow Counter” by Candace Perry and “Die Klen Parts 1 & 2” by Molly Haas-Hooven. “The Marriage Proposal” by Anton Chekhov, considered the best of his many comedies. “The Red Guitar” by John Sheldon, about the Fender Stratocaster guitar, which was first advertised in the spring of 1954. At the same time, the first Hydrogen bombs were made operational. These two inventions were going to change the world. “As We Go Along” with Jack Golden and Karen Montanaro, which is part verbal dexterity, part physical eloquence and all high-risk adventure. “High Tide” by playwright Brad Slaight directed by Stephen Eldredge. Set on a California beach, this poignant comedy-drama features teenage surfers Brian and Keith, who have just come from the funeral of their close friend, brilliant, enigmatic surfer Kirk. And “For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls” by Christopher Durang, directed by Ezekiel Baskin. This is a parody of “The Glass Menagerie.” A map with times and locations given out with tickets. Tickets $10 per night or $15 for weekend are available at doubletake.org or on the town common nights of festival. See our cover story, Page D1.
“A VERY BRADY ’70s SHOW!” presented by New England Youth Theatre. 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. 7 p.m. Continues Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. A theatrical walk down memory lane, each performance pays homage to three episodes of the show that changed television in the 1970s and which is still playing around the world. Complete with a trivia contest that will result in only the grooviest prizes, this house experience will make you remember what it is to “not play ball in the house,” say promoters. Tickets: $9 for students, $11 for seniors, $13 for adults. 802-246-6398. www.neyt.org.
THE BASEMENT, 21 Center St., Northampton: the Bamboo Steamers. 8 p.m. No cover
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Pumpkinfest Outdoor Party at BTU. Outdoor cafe opens at noon, live music outside starts at 2 p.m. with Community Smokes, then at 6 p.m. Jimmy Just Quit takes the outdoor stage until 10 p.m. Outdoor liquor license, outdoor cafe seating. No cover. Extra Point Nightclub opens at 6 p.m. with DJ J-ill spinning tunes at 9 p.m. Help support breast cancer awareness by purchasing a Beck’s Oktoberfest beer in 33 ounce mugs; all funds donated to Rays of Hope. 863-2882.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Dedicated to Delilah, 9 to 11:30 p.m. 1980s pop rock and ballads. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton. ∎ 7 p.m. Susan Werner: The Hayseed Project. $17.50, $20. ∎ 10 p.m. The Hymble Patients. Hortonia opens. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St.. Bruins vs. Tampa Bay at 7 p.m. Saturday night madness with Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Singer-songwriters Kelley McRae and Rorie Kelly. 7:30 p.m. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, email@example.com.
Fairs & Festivals
FRANKLIN COUNTY PUMPKINFEST in downtown Turners Falls. 2 to 9 p.m. Pumpkin check in from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in front of the St. Kazimierz Society, 197 Avenue A; Pumpkin check-in also open noon to 6 p.m. at Third Street and Avenue A. Vendors, beer garden, children’s activities, lantern making. Live music throughout the day at Main Stage at Peskeomskut Park, Fourth Street and Avenue A Stage, River Stage (Third Street, near Unity Park). Pumpkin lighting at 6 p.m.; Lantern Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. starting at Third Street and Avenue A, following the bike path. Sky lantern send off at 7 p.m. at Second Street and Avenue A, and at 8 p.m. at Second Street and Avenue A. Pumpkins must be picked up at 8:45 p.m. by those who wish to bring them home. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column page D4.
LEVERETT HARVEST FESTIVAL at Leverett Elementary School, 85 Montague Road, Leverett. 8 to 10:30 a.m., firemen’s pancake breakfast; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., festival grounds; 5 to 7 p.m., spaghetti supper. Live music, food, games, demonstrations, old vehicle show, horse rides and more.
PUMPKIN FESTIVAL in downtown Keene, N.H. Noon to 8:30 p.m. Food and craft court opens at 11:30 a.m. Ferris wheel, pumpkin patch activities, children make their own pizzas at Ramunto’s. Costume parade on West Street at 12:30 p.m. Music, vendors, pumpkin bowling, entertainment. Haunted Church at the Head of the Square. Pumpkin Dump Derby at 8:45.
DICKINSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY, Northfield: annual “The Library Has Gone to the Dogs” Dog show. 1 p.m. Megan Senser will do a brief dog grooming demonstration at 1:15 p.m. Categories are best trick, best groomed, most original, best tail wagger, best licker, most comical, best jumper, most obedient, most vocal, best look-a-likes, best dressed and most ear-resistible. After the showing of the dogs, while the judges are deliberating, all participants parade their dogs down Main Street. No charge for spectators. Registration fee $10 adult handlers, $5 child handlers.
ARCHER MAYOR, whose popular Joe Gunther mystery series is set in Vermont, will have two readings and discussions about his latest book, “Three Can Keep a Secret” in our area. ∎ Tonight: The Arms Library in Shelburne Falls, Saturday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Hosted by Bowsell’s Books. ∎ Greenfield Public Library, Greenfield, Monday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m. This event is hosted by World Eye Bookshop. Mayor has authored 24 Joe Gunther police procedurals based on real-world field experience. The New York Times calls him “the boss man on procedures.” Booklist says, “Mayor’s Joe Gunther novels are among the best cop stories being written today.”
GREENFIELD ANNUAL WORD FESTIVAL continues. See Thursday’s listing.
NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM, Stockbridge, will present a book launch for writer Deborah Solomon’s biography “American Mirror: the Life and Art of Norman Rockwell.” 5 to 7 p.m. at the museum. Author remarks followed by book signing. Copies of the book can be pre-ordered in Norman Rockwell Museum’s store and will be available the night of the reception. 931-2268.
CYRUS CHESTNUT TRIO performs selections from the Great American Songbook and jazz standards. 8 p.m. The Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, No. 222, Brattleboro, Vt. $20 general admission, $15 students. 802-254-9088 ext. 1, www.vtjazz.org.
FLAMENCO with Asili and Vaccaro featuring Nina Kunimoto. 8 p.m. Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. Puerto Rican vocalist Taina Asili will come together with Sicilian husband/guitarist Gaetano Vaccaro and Nina Kunimoto, Japanese-Spanish-Americna flamenco dancer for a performance of Latin American folk and flamenco. $8. www.asillivaccaro.com/tickets.
MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. Thorn and Shout playing original chamber folk and Americana, and Liana and Jenny with a repertoire drawn from old-time fiddle tunes, bluegrass standards and early country music. 8 p.m. $5 to $8 sliding scale. 413-367-9206. www.montaguebookmill.com.
PIONEER VALLEY JAZZ SHARES presents a concert by Arturo O’Farrill Family Band. 7:30 p.m. Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot St., Holyoke. The quintet features Aack O’Farrill, drums; Adam O’Farrill, trumpet; Livio Almeida, saxophone; Shawn Conley, bass, and Arturo O’Farrill, piano. Tickets $15. www.jazzshares.org and at the door.
PIONEER VALLEY SYMPHONY season opening gala concert, “Jubilation,” at the Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. 7:30 p.m. Featuring Geoffrey Burleson, piano. On the program: Strauss’ “Artist’s Life Waltz”; Harbison’s “Great Gatsby?? suite; Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 5. in F Major, “The Egyptian.” Tickets available from the Academy of Music Box Office, academyofmusictheatre.tix.com, or 413-584-9032. See Joseph Marcello’s Encores & Curtain Calls Page D4.
ARCHAEOLOGY DAYS in Deerfield. 10 to 11:30 a.m., Archaeological tour of Deerfield Village; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., guided tour of the Old Burying Ground on Albany Road; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., interactive mock dig for children at the Indian House Memorial Children’s Museum, 117 Main St. and the Sanford Tavern Site and Taylor’s Fort Site, artifacts on display. All events free. Continues Sunday. 775-7214, historic-deerfield.org.
DEERFIELD VALLEY QUILT SHOW at Historic Memorial Hall, downtown Wilmington, Vt. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Antique and contemporary quilts on display. Continues Sunday.
FREE FAMILY FUN DAY. Hosted by the Children’s Museum at Indian House Memorial and Memorial Hall Museum in Old Deerfield. Admission to the museums and activities offered will be free from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This day is a program of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association of Deerfield founded in 1870 to preserve and communicate the multi-cultural history of the Deerfield and Connecticut River Valleys.
THE HEATH HISTORICAL SOCIETY presents “Dining with History, the Ghosts of Our Past.” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Heath Community Hall. Potluck supper, stories of houses with ghosts, spirits, mysteries and odd events from long ago in Heath. Bring a dish to share. Children welcome.
HIKE COLRAIN’S CATAMOUNT HILL with recreational geologist Ed Gregory and historian-naturalist Muriel Russell. Meet at 9 a.m. at West Branch Cemetery in Colrain, where the Adamsville and Foundry Village Roads converge. The hike will take you to a cave on the western side with perhaps time to visit the Devil’s Oven cave on the east side as well. Bring lunch, flashlight and cellphone and plan on spending at least five hours on the trail. Sponsored by Pioneer Valley Institute. Children under 13 and PVI members free; $15 general public. 624-3311.
LEFTY’S BREWING CO, 301 Wells St., Greenfield. ∎ Weekly brewery tour. 2 to 4 p.m., Free to those 21 and over. 475-3449, www.leftysbrew.com.
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. 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.
MOON RISE OVER THE MOUNTAIN. A leisurely fall foliage hike to the top of Northfield Mountain. Bring a snack or picnic supper for dining at the summit. The down-hill walk will be on a quiet, paved road, lit by moonlight (weather permitting!) Participants should dress in layers, bring a flashlight or headlamp, water and food. Hike participants should be in moderate condition and able to hike 4½ miles with an elevation gain of 800 feet. For ages 10 and older. Free. 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Northfield Mountain Recreation Area, 63 Millers Falls Road in Northfield. 800-859-2960
“THE PILLOWMAN” presented by the Actors Theatre Playhouse, Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. 7:30 p.m. Staged reading. Set in a fictional totalitarian military state, the play revolves around a Kafka-esque police interrogation: Katurian, a writer of grisly short stories, is questioned by investigators Tupolski and Ariel about his involvement in a series of actual murders that mirror the events portrayed in his fictional work. Repeats Oct. 26. All tickets $6. 877-666-1855, www.atplayhouse.org.
“A VERY BRADY ’70S SHOW” continues. See Friday’s listing.
THIRD ANNUAL DOUBLE TAKE FRINGE FESTIVAL concludes. See Friday’s listing.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NFL Sunday Ticket at BTU featuring Patriots vs. Jets at 1 p.m. plus every NFL game on 14 HDTVs. Munchie Bar, promo specials, giveaways, BTU wheel, Pats Cash and more. Open at noon. ALCS playoff game at 8 p.m. 863-2882.
DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: John Sheldon, Up Close & Personal, 8 to 10 p.m. Experience the amazing talent of Sheldon on guitar 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Tylan (of Girlyman). $10, $13. 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. Jets at 1 p.m. Watch all your favorite teams on 11 50-inch HDTVs with Kathy in the Sports Bar opening at noon and Erinn downstairs in the Tavern. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports Bar. 773-8313.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 2 p.m. Elizabeth and Ben Anderson, brother/sister Scottish fiddle duo. Blending Scottish and Irish tunes with lively rhythms and innovative harmonies, they create a sound rooted in tradition, inspired by the contemporary and completely original, say promoters. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREENFIELD ANNUAL WORD FESTIVAL continues. See Thursday’s listing.
YIDDISH BOOK CENTER, 1021 West St., Amherst, Community Open House. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guided tours of the center’s exhibits, roundtable discussion with contributors to “Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary” and “Choosing Yiddish” New Frontiers of Language and Cutlure.” 11 a.m., a talk on the Helen and Irving Sunshine Memorial Program. Performance by the Strauss Warschauer Duo at 2 p.m. Free. 256-4900.
MONTAGUE COMMON HALL, 34 Main St., Montague Center: 7 p.m. Alan Jabbour, legendary old-time fiddler, storyteller, researcher and longtime administrator in the National Endowment for the Arts and Library of Congress performs with Ken Perlman, virtuoso melodic clawhammer banjo player. A concert of old-time music. David Kaynor, local fiddler, presents a short welcome set of tunes. Dessert potluck for intermission encouraged. Suggested contribution: generally $12; seniors, children, folks of limited means $7. For more information or to sign up for one of two work exchanges, contact David at 367-9380, email@example.com.
UMASS advanced string students in chamber ensembles. 7 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, Umass, Amherst. Music by Brahms, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and others. Free.
5TH ANNUAL 5K for Farmland and Farmers’ Market festival. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. West Street Common, Hadley. Local farmers’ market festival with music, local food, beer tasting, games for children, live hawk exhibit and more. kestreltrust.org.
ARCHAEOLOGY DAYS in Deerfield concludes with “The Pocumtuck Fort Site: An Illustrated Slide Lecture?? by Elizabeth Childon, UMass-Amherst, and Siobhan Hart, Binghamton University. 2 p.m. Visitor’s Center at Hall Tavern, Historic Deerfield, 80A Old Main St., Deerfield. See Saturday’s listing.
DEERFIELD VALLEY QUILT SHOW concludes. See Saturday’s listing.
MIKE’S MAZE continues. See Saturday’s listing.
RAYS OF HOPE: a Walk and Run Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer. Registration at 10 a.m. The Greenfield walk routes start up Main Street from the Energy Park. They branch at the top of Main Street with the shorter, two-mile route continuing up High Street to Sanderson, North and Franklin Streets before returning to the Energy Park. The three-mile route goes to Crescent Street up Highland Avenue, around Highland Park, up to Mountain Road to Parkway, joining the shorter walk on Sanderson Street to finish the walk. The route’s entertainers include musicians, dancers, cheerleaders, drummers. For more information on the walk and on “Paint the Town Pink,” or to register, go to baystatehealth.org/raysofhope.
QUABBIN RESERVOIR GATE 8 HIKE: Led by Marty Howe of Swift River Valley Historical Societies. Hikers will explore the area where Packardville once stood, as well as a section of Enfield, looking at various sites as they walk to the reservoir. Bring water and lunch to eat at the shore. Approximately four-hour round trip hike. Meet at Pelham Historic Complex, Daniel Shays Highway and Amherst Road, Pelham at 11 a.m. Severe weather date: Oct. 27. Information and sign up, contact Kathy Keyes at 253-2739
ON THE ROAD WITH JOHN HENRY HAYNES: Photographer and Archaeologist, Rowe Historical Society’s Kemp-McCarthy Memorial Museum, 282 Zoar Road, Rowe. 2 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Robert Ousterhout’s will present a program on Haynes, the distinguished archaeologist widely regarded as the father of American archaeological photography. Although he was born in Rowe in 1849, and spent many years in western Massachusetts, Haynes is best known for his archaeological work in Mesopotamia, say organizers. The museum will display an exhibit on Haynes emphasizing his photography and his roots in Massachusetts. Light refreshments will be served. 413-339-4238. www.rowehiswtoricalsociety.org.
“SEUSSICAL” continues. See Friday’s listing.
“A VERY BRADY ’70s SHOW” concludes. See Friday’s listing.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Monday Night Football at 8:30 p.m. Vikings at Giants. Win a Corona cooler, the same one that you see on the commercials, enter with each Corona or Corona Light purchased during the game. 863-2882.
PEARL STREET BALLROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Aaron Carter. Stephanie Goldsobel and Justin Levinson open. $20, $25. www.iheg.com.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. NFL football Vikings vs. Giants at 8:30 p.m. Watch 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.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Monday Night Football featuring Minnesota Vikings at New York giants. 8:30 p.m. Free; please tip the bartenders. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org..
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. The library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. Self-directed free writing time. Contact Jane Buchanana at 772-1544 for more details. ∎ Open for Business. 2 to 5 p.m. Reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace. Free. ∎ Archer Mayhor, author of the New York Times-bestselling, Vermont-based mystery series featuring Joe Gunther, will appear at 6 p.m. He will read from and autograph his new novel, “Three Can Keep A Secret.” Refreshments. Hosted by World Eye Bookshop.
MONTAGUE CENTER LIBRARY: Evening crafts at 6:30 p.m. Children of all ages can make simple projects with Linda or take materials home.
TILTON LIBRARY, 75 North Main St., South Deerfield: John Elder Robison, best selling author of “Raising Cubby” “Be Different” and “Look Me in the Eye” will be at the library. 6:30 p.m. Free. 665-4683, www.tiltonlibrary.org.
ARCHER MAYOR, reading and discussion at Greenfield Public Library at 6 p.m. This is the second of two such events he will have in this area. See Saturday’s “Literary” listing. Also, information can be found under Monday’s “Libraries” listing.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer. Watch MLB playoffs on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 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.
ARTS BLOCK CONTACT DANCE JAM, The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 8 p.m. Every fourth Tuesday of the month, the Greenfield Contact Jam hosts a Dance Improvisation Jam. Each jam will feature an improvisational musician. This month, John Genyo Sprague, piano, flute, percussion. www.theartsblock.com.
KYLE ABRAHAM brings his company Abraham.in.Motion to the Fine Arts Concert Hall, UMass-Amherst at 7:30 p.m. Special evening of dance showcasing his latest work “Pavement,” a work that expresses changes taking place in his native Pittsburgh’s historically black neighborhoods. For ticket information, call 545-2511, www.fineartscenter.com.
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. ∎ Memoir writing workshop continues Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. The workshop, led by Joannah Whitney, is organized around the premise that we all have stories to tell — we just need to make the time to tell them. Through Nov. 18.
TUESDAYS IN BEZANSON faculty concert celebrating the music of Francis Poulenc and “Les Six.” 8 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass-Amherst. Umass Department of Music and Dance Faculty members. $3 UMass students, $5 other students, children, seniors. $10 general public; free for UMass music majors and minors. 545-2511, fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.
GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE Senior Symposia at the Downtown Center, 270 Main St., Greenfield. 2 to 4 p.m. Bob Sparkman and Jerry Noble, traditional jazz musicians, will present and perform “They’re Making That Up!” they have delighted and amazed local audiences for nearly 20 years with their free-wheeling interpretations of the Great American Songbook. $10. Financial assistance available by registration only. To register or request a full program brochure, call 775-1661. www.gcc.mass.edu/community_education.
BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke in the Sports Bar hosted by Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. Game 1 of the World Series at 8 p.m. on 14 HDTVs. No cover. 863-2882.
IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Kurt Elling, 1619 Broadway, the Brill Building Project. $27.50, $30. www.iheg.com.
TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Buffalo at 8 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.
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, email@example.com.
CARNEGIE LIBRARY, 201 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Farewell/Welcome party. 6:30 p.m. A public farewell for retiring Montague Public Library Director Sue SanSoucie. David Payne, the new library director, will be welcomed. For more information, call 863-3214.
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. The library’s meeting room will be open Monday through Thursday for a Writer’s Lunch. This is a self-directed free writing time. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details. www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org.
“1 IN 8: THE TORSO PROJECT” reception 5 to 7 p.m., at 9 Mill St. Studio, Greenfeld. The soft cover book consists of color photos of over two dozen embellished plaster cast torsos made by women affected by breast cancer in free, grant supported workshops. Artists’ statements and photos of the women who made them accompany the torsos. Matuschka, New York-based artist and breast cancer activist who became well known for her controversial cover photo on the Sunday New York Times Magazine that exposed her mastectomy scar, will be a special guest. Matuschka wrote the foreword for the book.The book is compiled and introduced by project originator and facilitator, Pam Roberts, Shelburne Falls, a writer, artist and breast cancer survivor who used art and writing to help herself heal from her diagnosis 20 years ago. Lisa Clark of Shelburne Falls is the book’s designer.
CALVIN THEATER, 19 King St., Northampton: Big Gigantic in concert. Mosaiq and Opiou open. $19. www.iheg.com.
MID-WEEK MUSIC, All Souls Church, 399 Main St., Greenfield. Featuring Lisa Woods (mezzo-soprano) with Jerry Noble (pianist). 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Suggested contribution, $3 to $10. 413-773-5018