Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Oct. 24-30

  • Feel the beat<br/>This week, in particular, is full of chances to experience both legendary jazz — Charles Neville (pictured) — awesome  percussion — Tony Vacca — and poet hip-hop brothers from Sengal, Africa — Bideew Bou Bess. Interested? Here are the events you should check out in the calendar: ∎ Friday: The Senegal-America Project with Bideew Bou Bess from Senegal, Impulse Ensemble (Derrik Jordan, Jim Matus and Vacca) and Neville at the The Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro, Vt.; <br/>■ Saturday:  Neville and his quartet will be at the Full Moon Coffeehouse in Wendell and Bideew Bou Bess will be at The Pushkin in Greenfield; ∎ Sunday: Neville and a host of other talent, including flutist Peter H. Bloom and The Lonesome Brothers, will play a benefit in Florence. See our “Music” listings.

    Feel the beat
    This week, in particular, is full of chances to experience both legendary jazz — Charles Neville (pictured) — awesome percussion — Tony Vacca — and poet hip-hop brothers from Sengal, Africa — Bideew Bou Bess. Interested? Here are the events you should check out in the calendar: ∎ Friday: The Senegal-America Project with Bideew Bou Bess from Senegal, Impulse Ensemble (Derrik Jordan, Jim Matus and Vacca) and Neville at the The Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro, Vt.;
    ■ Saturday: Neville and his quartet will be at the Full Moon Coffeehouse in Wendell and Bideew Bou Bess will be at The Pushkin in Greenfield; ∎ Sunday: Neville and a host of other talent, including flutist Peter H. Bloom and The Lonesome Brothers, will play a benefit in Florence. See our “Music” listings.

  • Feel the beat<br/>This week, in particular, is full of chances to experience both legendary jazz — Charles Neville — awesome  percussion — Tony Vacca (pictured) — and poet hip-hop brothers from Sengal, Africa — Bideew Bou Bess. Interested? Here are the events you should check out in the calendar: ∎ Friday: The Senegal-America Project with Bideew Bou Bess from Senegal, Impulse Ensemble (Derrik Jordan, Jim Matus and Vacca) and Neville at the The Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro, Vt.; <br/>■ Saturday:  Neville and his quartet will be at the Full Moon Coffeehouse in Wendell and Bideew Bou Bess will be at The Pushkin in Greenfield; ∎ Sunday: Neville and a host of other talent, including flutist Peter H. Bloom and The Lonesome Brothers, will play a benefit in Florence. See our “Music” listings.

    Feel the beat
    This week, in particular, is full of chances to experience both legendary jazz — Charles Neville — awesome percussion — Tony Vacca (pictured) — and poet hip-hop brothers from Sengal, Africa — Bideew Bou Bess. Interested? Here are the events you should check out in the calendar: ∎ Friday: The Senegal-America Project with Bideew Bou Bess from Senegal, Impulse Ensemble (Derrik Jordan, Jim Matus and Vacca) and Neville at the The Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro, Vt.;
    ■ Saturday: Neville and his quartet will be at the Full Moon Coffeehouse in Wendell and Bideew Bou Bess will be at The Pushkin in Greenfield; ∎ Sunday: Neville and a host of other talent, including flutist Peter H. Bloom and The Lonesome Brothers, will play a benefit in Florence. See our “Music” listings.

  • Feel the beat<br/>This week, in particular, is full of chances to experience both legendary jazz — Charles Neville — awesome  percussion — Tony Vacca — and poet hip-hop brothers from Sengal, Africa — Bideew Bou Bess (pictured). Interested? Here are the events you should check out in the calendar: ∎ Friday: The Senegal-America Project with Bideew Bou Bess from Senegal, Impulse Ensemble (Derrik Jordan, Jim Matus and Vacca) and Neville at the The Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro, Vt.; <br/>■ Saturday:  Neville and his quartet will be at the Full Moon Coffeehouse in Wendell and Bideew Bou Bess will be at The Pushkin in Greenfield; ∎ Sunday: Neville and a host of other talent, including flutist Peter H. Bloom and The Lonesome Brothers, will play a benefit in Florence. See our “Music” listings.

    Feel the beat
    This week, in particular, is full of chances to experience both legendary jazz — Charles Neville — awesome percussion — Tony Vacca — and poet hip-hop brothers from Sengal, Africa — Bideew Bou Bess (pictured). Interested? Here are the events you should check out in the calendar: ∎ Friday: The Senegal-America Project with Bideew Bou Bess from Senegal, Impulse Ensemble (Derrik Jordan, Jim Matus and Vacca) and Neville at the The Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro, Vt.;
    ■ Saturday: Neville and his quartet will be at the Full Moon Coffeehouse in Wendell and Bideew Bou Bess will be at The Pushkin in Greenfield; ∎ Sunday: Neville and a host of other talent, including flutist Peter H. Bloom and The Lonesome Brothers, will play a benefit in Florence. See our “Music” listings.

  • Submitted photo<br/>Your kids will love this guy<br/>Mister G, otherwise known as Ben Gundersheimer of Whately, is an internationally known children’s entertainer who often plays at big venues. He’ll be at the Whately Public Library Saturday and if you can take your kids, you should because Mister G is fun. See “Libraries.”

    Submitted photo
    Your kids will love this guy
    Mister G, otherwise known as Ben Gundersheimer of Whately, is an internationally known children’s entertainer who often plays at big venues. He’ll be at the Whately Public Library Saturday and if you can take your kids, you should because Mister G is fun. See “Libraries.”

  • Wikipedia photo<br/>Want to catch some fly fishing?<br/>The Deerfield chapter of Trout Unlimited is sponsoring two showings of the Fly Fishing Film Tour Sunday at Greenfield Community College. There is an admission charge to see the  films, but there will also be a host of free related events, including a fly-tying class and casting instruction. See “Films.”

    Wikipedia photo
    Want to catch some fly fishing?
    The Deerfield chapter of Trout Unlimited is sponsoring two showings of the Fly Fishing Film Tour Sunday at Greenfield Community College. There is an admission charge to see the films, but there will also be a host of free related events, including a fly-tying class and casting instruction. See “Films.”

  • “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.<br/>

    “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.

  • POEMS & TROMBONE: Thursday, 7:30 pm. Coffee & Books, 105 Main St., Northfield. Slate Roof poet Ed Rayher reads with acclaimed haiku poet Vincent Tripi and accompanied by jazz trombonist Jeremy Starpoli. Rayher’s poems focus on gardening, the divine, and creation of stories, all drawn from his chapbook “All We Can Do Is Wait” (Slate Roof 2012) and from The Palaeontologist’s Red Pumps (forthcoming). Free. Refreshments available.”<br/>

    POEMS & TROMBONE: Thursday, 7:30 pm. Coffee & Books, 105 Main St., Northfield. Slate Roof poet Ed Rayher reads with acclaimed haiku poet Vincent Tripi and accompanied by jazz trombonist Jeremy Starpoli. Rayher’s poems focus on gardening, the divine, and creation of stories, all drawn from his chapbook “All We Can Do Is Wait” (Slate Roof 2012) and from The Palaeontologist’s Red Pumps (forthcoming). Free. Refreshments available.”

  • SLATE ROOF POETS Ed Rayher, Abbot Cutler and Janet MacFadyen (pictured) will read from their recent Slate Roof chapbooks and more. Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Boswell’s Books, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Slate Roof is a group who works together collectively to publish and advance the work of poets in western Massachusetts and throughout the region. For more information, call 625-9362.<br/>

    SLATE ROOF POETS Ed Rayher, Abbot Cutler and Janet MacFadyen (pictured) will read from their recent Slate Roof chapbooks and more. Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Boswell’s Books, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Slate Roof is a group who works together collectively to publish and advance the work of poets in western Massachusetts and throughout the region. For more information, call 625-9362.

  • MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Mark Nomad. His music has been heard on radio stations all over the world and has been used in commercials and in film. Nomad’s blues have been tempered by years of living and experience; expressed by the plaintive cry of a bottleneck on acoustic guitar or the driving funk of his electric band, say promoters. Friday, 8 p.m. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.<br/>

    MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Mark Nomad. His music has been heard on radio stations all over the world and has been used in commercials and in film. Nomad’s blues have been tempered by years of living and experience; expressed by the plaintive cry of a bottleneck on acoustic guitar or the driving funk of his electric band, say promoters. Friday, 8 p.m. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

  • THE PIONEER VALLEY TRANSITION TOWNS Film Festival presents locally made films on “How Communities Are Working toward Sustainable Living.” Friday, 7 p.m. Cohn Dining Commons, Greenfield Community College, 1 College Drive, Greenfield. The top 10 juried films shot in the Greater Pioneer Valley with subject matter directly related to sustainability in the region. Local documentarian Rawn Fulton will be the MC for this event and prizes, funded by the Pioneer Valley Institute, will be given out for the top three short films in the competitive category. All are invited to a Meet the Filmmakers reception. Free, donations accepted. www.transitionnorthfieldma.org.<br/>

    THE PIONEER VALLEY TRANSITION TOWNS Film Festival presents locally made films on “How Communities Are Working toward Sustainable Living.” Friday, 7 p.m. Cohn Dining Commons, Greenfield Community College, 1 College Drive, Greenfield. The top 10 juried films shot in the Greater Pioneer Valley with subject matter directly related to sustainability in the region. Local documentarian Rawn Fulton will be the MC for this event and prizes, funded by the Pioneer Valley Institute, will be given out for the top three short films in the competitive category. All are invited to a Meet the Filmmakers reception. Free, donations accepted. www.transitionnorthfieldma.org.

  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege  (pictured), Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe, Katie Sachs , Carolyn Walker and Christa Joy. $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.<br/>

    ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege (pictured), Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe, Katie Sachs , Carolyn Walker and Christa Joy. $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.

  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege  , Lisa Marie Ellingsen (pictured), Wishbone Zoe, Katie Sachs , Carolyn Walker and Christa Joy. $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.<br/>

    ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege , Lisa Marie Ellingsen (pictured), Wishbone Zoe, Katie Sachs , Carolyn Walker and Christa Joy. $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.

  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege  , Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe (pictured), Katie Sachs, Carolyn Walker and Christa Joy. $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.

    ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege , Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe (pictured), Katie Sachs, Carolyn Walker and Christa Joy. $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.

  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege, Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe, Katie Sachs (pictured), Carolyn Walker, and Christa Joy. $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.

    ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege, Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe, Katie Sachs (pictured), Carolyn Walker, and Christa Joy. $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.

  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege  , Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe, Katie Sachs, Carolyn Walker and Christa Joy (pictured). $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.

    ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege , Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe, Katie Sachs, Carolyn Walker and Christa Joy (pictured). $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.

  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege, Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe, Katie Sachs , Carolyn Walker (pictured), and Christa Joy. $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.<br/>

    ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege, Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe, Katie Sachs , Carolyn Walker (pictured), and Christa Joy. $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.

  • THE ROADHOUSE REUNION TOUR, a concert featuring The Spampinato Brothers, Joey and Johnny, who once formed half of the legendary NRBQ; The Commander Cody Band, one of the first American bands to fuse rock ’n’ roll, R & B, western swing and rockabilly and whose hits include “Hot Rod Lincoln” and “Smoke Smoke Smoke (That Cigarette)”; and our very own Ray Mason (pictured). Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Tickets, $39, $32, $24. 584-9032 or online at www.academyofmusictheatre.com.<br/>

    THE ROADHOUSE REUNION TOUR, a concert featuring The Spampinato Brothers, Joey and Johnny, who once formed half of the legendary NRBQ; The Commander Cody Band, one of the first American bands to fuse rock ’n’ roll, R & B, western swing and rockabilly and whose hits include “Hot Rod Lincoln” and “Smoke Smoke Smoke (That Cigarette)”; and our very own Ray Mason (pictured). Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Tickets, $39, $32, $24. 584-9032 or online at www.academyofmusictheatre.com.

  • Feel the beat<br/>This week, in particular, is full of chances to experience both legendary jazz — Charles Neville (pictured) — awesome  percussion — Tony Vacca — and poet hip-hop brothers from Sengal, Africa — Bideew Bou Bess. Interested? Here are the events you should check out in the calendar: ∎ Friday: The Senegal-America Project with Bideew Bou Bess from Senegal, Impulse Ensemble (Derrik Jordan, Jim Matus and Vacca) and Neville at the The Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro, Vt.; <br/>■ Saturday:  Neville and his quartet will be at the Full Moon Coffeehouse in Wendell and Bideew Bou Bess will be at The Pushkin in Greenfield; ∎ Sunday: Neville and a host of other talent, including flutist Peter H. Bloom and The Lonesome Brothers, will play a benefit in Florence. See our “Music” listings.
  • Feel the beat<br/>This week, in particular, is full of chances to experience both legendary jazz — Charles Neville — awesome  percussion — Tony Vacca (pictured) — and poet hip-hop brothers from Sengal, Africa — Bideew Bou Bess. Interested? Here are the events you should check out in the calendar: ∎ Friday: The Senegal-America Project with Bideew Bou Bess from Senegal, Impulse Ensemble (Derrik Jordan, Jim Matus and Vacca) and Neville at the The Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro, Vt.; <br/>■ Saturday:  Neville and his quartet will be at the Full Moon Coffeehouse in Wendell and Bideew Bou Bess will be at The Pushkin in Greenfield; ∎ Sunday: Neville and a host of other talent, including flutist Peter H. Bloom and The Lonesome Brothers, will play a benefit in Florence. See our “Music” listings.
  • Feel the beat<br/>This week, in particular, is full of chances to experience both legendary jazz — Charles Neville — awesome  percussion — Tony Vacca — and poet hip-hop brothers from Sengal, Africa — Bideew Bou Bess (pictured). Interested? Here are the events you should check out in the calendar: ∎ Friday: The Senegal-America Project with Bideew Bou Bess from Senegal, Impulse Ensemble (Derrik Jordan, Jim Matus and Vacca) and Neville at the The Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro, Vt.; <br/>■ Saturday:  Neville and his quartet will be at the Full Moon Coffeehouse in Wendell and Bideew Bou Bess will be at The Pushkin in Greenfield; ∎ Sunday: Neville and a host of other talent, including flutist Peter H. Bloom and The Lonesome Brothers, will play a benefit in Florence. See our “Music” listings.
  • Submitted photo<br/>Your kids will love this guy<br/>Mister G, otherwise known as Ben Gundersheimer of Whately, is an internationally known children’s entertainer who often plays at big venues. He’ll be at the Whately Public Library Saturday and if you can take your kids, you should because Mister G is fun. See “Libraries.”
  • Wikipedia photo<br/>Want to catch some fly fishing?<br/>The Deerfield chapter of Trout Unlimited is sponsoring two showings of the Fly Fishing Film Tour Sunday at Greenfield Community College. There is an admission charge to see the  films, but there will also be a host of free related events, including a fly-tying class and casting instruction. See “Films.”
  • “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.<br/>
  • POEMS & TROMBONE: Thursday, 7:30 pm. Coffee & Books, 105 Main St., Northfield. Slate Roof poet Ed Rayher reads with acclaimed haiku poet Vincent Tripi and accompanied by jazz trombonist Jeremy Starpoli. Rayher’s poems focus on gardening, the divine, and creation of stories, all drawn from his chapbook “All We Can Do Is Wait” (Slate Roof 2012) and from The Palaeontologist’s Red Pumps (forthcoming). Free. Refreshments available.”<br/>
  • SLATE ROOF POETS Ed Rayher, Abbot Cutler and Janet MacFadyen (pictured) will read from their recent Slate Roof chapbooks and more. Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Boswell’s Books, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Slate Roof is a group who works together collectively to publish and advance the work of poets in western Massachusetts and throughout the region. For more information, call 625-9362.<br/>
  • MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Mark Nomad. His music has been heard on radio stations all over the world and has been used in commercials and in film. Nomad’s blues have been tempered by years of living and experience; expressed by the plaintive cry of a bottleneck on acoustic guitar or the driving funk of his electric band, say promoters. Friday, 8 p.m. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.<br/>
  • THE PIONEER VALLEY TRANSITION TOWNS Film Festival presents locally made films on “How Communities Are Working toward Sustainable Living.” Friday, 7 p.m. Cohn Dining Commons, Greenfield Community College, 1 College Drive, Greenfield. The top 10 juried films shot in the Greater Pioneer Valley with subject matter directly related to sustainability in the region. Local documentarian Rawn Fulton will be the MC for this event and prizes, funded by the Pioneer Valley Institute, will be given out for the top three short films in the competitive category. All are invited to a Meet the Filmmakers reception. Free, donations accepted. www.transitionnorthfieldma.org.<br/>
  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege  (pictured), Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe, Katie Sachs , Carolyn Walker and Christa Joy. $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.<br/>
  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege  , Lisa Marie Ellingsen (pictured), Wishbone Zoe, Katie Sachs , Carolyn Walker and Christa Joy. $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.<br/>
  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege  , Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe (pictured), Katie Sachs, Carolyn Walker and Christa Joy. $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.
  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege, Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe, Katie Sachs (pictured), Carolyn Walker, and Christa Joy. $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.
  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege  , Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe, Katie Sachs, Carolyn Walker and Christa Joy (pictured). $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.
  • ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege, Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe, Katie Sachs , Carolyn Walker (pictured), and Christa Joy. $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.<br/>
  • THE ROADHOUSE REUNION TOUR, a concert featuring The Spampinato Brothers, Joey and Johnny, who once formed half of the legendary NRBQ; The Commander Cody Band, one of the first American bands to fuse rock ’n’ roll, R & B, western swing and rockabilly and whose hits include “Hot Rod Lincoln” and “Smoke Smoke Smoke (That Cigarette)”; and our very own Ray Mason (pictured). Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Tickets, $39, $32, $24. 584-9032 or online at www.academyofmusictheatre.com.<br/>

Thursday 24

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Win $500 cash by watching Thursday Night Football at BTU. Carolina vs. Tampa Bay at 8:25 p.m. Bud Light specials and MLB World Series on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Shannon Wyatt and Peter Adams Nice. Rhythm guitarist singer-songwriter Wyatt with multi-instrumenalist Nice. 8 to 10 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 8:30 p.m. Les Racquet. Steven Aoki and Magic Island opens. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. MLB World Series, NFL and NHL action. Bruins vs. San Jose at 7 p.m. Panthers vs. Buccaneers at 8 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 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.

Films

“LETTERS TO JACKIE,” based on the book “Letters to Jackie: Condolences of a Grieving Nation” by author and scholar Ellen Fitzpatrick. 7 p.m. Amherst Cinema. Fitzpatrick will be present to introduce the film and answer questions following the screening. Fitzpatrick grew up in Amherst and graduated with the first entering class at Hampshire College. She is a professor and scholars specializing in modern American political and intellectual history. For ticket information: www.amherstcinema.org. Regular admission.

Libraries

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.

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

CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHORS Jessie Haas and Michael J. Daley will sign copies of their most recent works at World Eye Bookshop, 156 Main St., Greenfield. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For times and more information, call 772-2186.

NORTHFIELD COFFEE AND BOOKS, 105 Main St. Northfield. 7:30 p.m. Featured reader: Carolyn Cushing, a poet inspired by nature, slightly obsessed with cells and focused on the places where life and death meet, say promoters, who add that she has published in Freshwater and was a finalist for the Philbrick Poetry Award of the Providence Athenaeum in 2012. Her poetry blog is http://unstoppablewholeness.wordpress.com. Her reading will be followed by an open mic. Free.

SLATE ROOF POETS Ed Rayher, Abbot Cutler and Janet MacFadyen will read from their recent Slate Roof chapbooks and more. 6:30 p.m. Boswell’s Books, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Slate Roof is a group who works together collectively to publish and advance the work of poets in western Massachusetts and throughout the region. For more information, call 625-9362.

Music

POSTCARD & THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: UMass Department of Music & Dance Wind Ensemble in concert. 8 p.m. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass, Amherst. Program: Frank Ticheli’s “Postcard”; William Schuman’s “George Washington Bridge”; Leonard Bernstein’s “Overture to Candide”; Vincent D-Indy’s “Chanson et Danse” and Karel Husa’s “Concerto for Wind Ensemble.” $3 UMass students; $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general public; free for UMass music majors and minors. 545-2511 or fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.

THE WAGON WHEEL, Route 2, Gill: 7 to 9 p.m. Tonight: Daniel Plane and Lefty Lance Smith. Inspired American acoustic folk music. Through the month of October, the Wagon Wheel will be featuring acoustic performances Thursday nights.

Friday 25

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Free entertainment at BTU tonight, Friday Night Karaoke in the Sports Bar with Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. and dancing in The Extra Point Nightclub at 10 p.m. with DJ Drew. 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. Mehliana featuring Brad Mehldau and mark Guiliana. $25, $30. ∎ 10 p.m. Chadwick Stokes featuring the String Players. $20, $23. www.iheg.com.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, route 63, Millers Falls: 6 p.m. Scream of Fear Show featuring 10 bands for an all-ages show. $10 with costume; $15 without. Music ranges from rock, pop punk, indie rap, ska and power pop. 659-3384.

ROOSTER’S TAVERN, 74 Main St., Northfield: Corki and Ken, a local music duo that plays soft rock, country and originals. No cover. Requests honored. For more information, call 498-0006.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Friday night madness with Big Dan in the sports bar. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Mark Nomad. His music has been heard on radio stations all over the world and has been used in commercials and in film. Nomad’s blues have been tempered by years of living and experience; expressed by the plaintive cry of a bottleneck on acoustic guitar or the driving funk of his electric band, say promoters. 8 p.m. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

AMHERST INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: Every Friday night, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Bangs Community Center, Boltwood Walk, Amherst Center. Dances from the Balkans, Middle Eastern Europe, more. You need not bring a partner. Live music first Fridays of the month. Some teaching. Beginners welcome. Donation. 549-6748. www.amherstfolkdancing.org.

FOURTH FRIDAY CONTRADANCE, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Luke Donforth calls. The band includes and is organized by David Kaynor (fiddle or guitar). There are usually hired guests and sit-ins are welcome. 8 to 11:30 p.m. Self-determined free will contribution; $10 suggested; barter welcome. www.guidingstargrange.org

Films

THE PIONEER VALLEY TRANSITION TOWNS Film Festival presents locally made films on “How Communities Are Working toward Sustainable Living.” 7 p.m. Cohn Dining Commons, Greenfield Community College, 1 College Drive, Greenfield. The top 10 juried films shot in the Greater Pioneer Valley with subject matter directly related to sustainability in the region. Local documentarian Rawn Fulton will be the MC for this event and prizes, funded by the Pioneer Valley Institute, will be given out for the top three short films in the competitive category. All are invited to a Meet the Filmmakers reception. Free, donations accepted. www.transitionnorthfieldma.org.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Mother Goose on the Loose. Happy circle with Kay Lyons at a lap sit story hour for children ages 3 and under. Rhymes, songs and movement games. 11 a.m. ∎ Writers’ Workshop. Noon to 2 p.m. Fridays. Jane Buchanan and Joannah Whitney lead the program, which includes writing exercises and discussion and an opportunity to share what has been written. 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.

Literary

WORLD EYE BOOKSHOP, 156 Main St., Greenfield: Kid’s costume party. 4 to 5 p.m. Bring your little princess, knight, prince or dragon. Joan Robb, author of “There’s a Princess in My Livingroom,” will be on hand to read. Crafts, refreshments. Refreshments. 772-2186, www.facebook.com/pages/world-eye-bookshop.

Music

ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege, Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe, Katie Sachs, Carolyn Walker, and Christa Joy. $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.

GRETCHEN PARLATO, multi-award winning jazz vocalist performs in concert with her quartet. 8 p.m. Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College, Amherst. Tickets $18 general public, $12 seniors, $10 students. Amherst College students free. 542-2195.

THE SENEGAL-AMERICA PROJECT presents World Music Mini-Festival featuring Bideew Bou Bess from Senegal, Impulse Ensemble (Derrik Jordan, Jim Matus and Tony Vacca) and special guest saxophonist Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers. 8 p.m. The Vermont Jazz Center, 74 Cotton Mill Hill Room No. 222, Brattleboro, Vt. At 7 p.m., showing of the documentary film “Sahel Calling.” (www.sahelcalling.com) $15. The Senegal-America Project is a consortium of musicians, poets, educators and organizations. It’s primary goal is to bring the people of America and Africa together in meaningful collaborations.

Potpourri

BRATTLEBORO MUSEUM & ART CENTER, Main Streets, Routes 119 and 142, Brattleboro, Vt., Lego contest and exhibit opening reception and awards ceremony. 5 p.m. All entries remain on display through Sunday. For this popular event, Lego enthusiasts of all ages design and build almost anything out of Legos. Admission $8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 students. 802-257-0124, www.brattleboromuseum.org.

“RUCKUS: A CIRQUE SPECTACULAR,” Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. 7:30 p.m. A stunning display of circus arts featuring Nimble Arts’ trapezists, jugglers, contortionists and more, say promoters. Nimble Arts was founded by renowned aerialists Elsie Smith and Serenity Smith Forchion, identical twins who specialize in acrobatics. Their new production, Ruckus, features an award-winning cast whose resumes include Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize and the Big Apple Circus. General admission, $18; Children under 16, $12. 413-584-9032 ext. 105, http://academyofmusictheatre.tix.com.

Theater

“FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS,” by Alan Ball. Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, 15 Mulligan Drive, South Hadley. Two senior thesis projects. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. $10, seniors and military $8 and all students, $5. For reservations, 413-552-1590. During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tenn., estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women’s spirit, say promoters.

“THE MAIDS” presented by Vermont Theatre Co.. 7:30 p.m. Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. Continues Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. Matinees Sunday and Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. The play is an alternately terrifying and darkly funny drama about two sisters who deeply resent their inferior social position and plot various ways to murder their employer, say promoters. $15 general admission, $12 students, seniors. For reservations, call 802-258-1344.

“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. 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.

Saturday 26

Clubs

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

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Dancing in The Extra Point Nightclub with DJ Mia starting at 10 p.m. No cover. College football and World Series on 14 HDTVs. BTU Halloween Weekend Bash will be Nov. 1 with live music and Nov. 2 with DJ. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Halloween Party. 9 p.m. to midnight. Music by Wildcat O’Halloran Band. Costume contest, prizes. No cover. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton. ∎ 7 p.m. An Evening with Winterpills. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.

ROOSTER’S TAVERN, 74 Main St., Northfield: Falltown String Band. A local string quartet that play favorite country contemporary and soft rock for your entertainment. No cover. Requests honored. Come join this new fun spot right here in Northfield. For more information, call 498-0006.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, Route 63, Millers Falls: Halloween Party featuring the music of Benny Lava — the Ultimate Party Dance Band. Costume contest with cash prizes, snacks and tons of fun. 8 p.m. 659-3384.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St.. Bruins vs. New Jersey at 7 p.m. Annual Halloween Party benefit in memory of “Pink” Mason. Prizes and giveaways. 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: Pamela Means. 8 p.m. “What sets Means apart from other Martin-armed songwriters who are pretty convinced they have a way with poetry and angst? For starters, Means plays a snarling, energetic guitar. She’s got chops — more than the other gentle pickers of her ilk will ever have. Means’ voice is hard-wired to her heart: emotional, raw, angry when it needs to be, yet supple and warm as an embrace. The truth may not always be pretty, but Means is a stunningly effective messenger.” Oregon Live, Portland Ore. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

WENDELL FULL MOON COFFEE HOUSE, Old Town Hall in the center of Wendell. 7:30 p.m. Charles Neville Jazz Quartet. World-class jazz. Dessert-O-Rama. Family Friendly. $7 to $15. 978-544-5557, wendellfullmoon.org.

Dance

HALLOWEEN EXTRAVADANCE CONTRADANCE PARTY, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. TopHill Music brings you the 15th Halloween Extravadance Contradance Party. All are welcome! Costumes are encouraged! Plan early: recognition and prizes awarded for most impressive/clever/creative. Two bands, two callers. Arigana Highway: Alden, Mary Cay, Stuart and Matthew. The Stevens: Sarah Blair on fiddle, Mark Roberts on banjo and flute, Stuart Kenney on upright bass and five-string banjo, Owen Marshall on guitar, and Matthew Kenney on percussion. The fearless leaders for the evening are Rebecca Lay and Steve Zakon-Anderson. $18. www.guidingstargrange.org/

Fairs & Festivals

SCARECROW IN THE PARK at Cushman Park, Routes 5 & 10, Bernardston. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scarecrows, hay rides, tractor parade, artists offering jewelry, pottery, fiber arts, clothing, wood crafts, gourd art, handcrafted soap and make-up, perseveres, wooden utensils, glassware and more. Also, blacksmithing, panning for gold, Halloween Party with Bobby C. Melha Shriners clowns, music by Falltown String Band. Hamburgers and hot dogs. The scarecrow contest has five categories: scariest, funniest, school spirited, prettiest and Bear Country Class. Registration $5 per category. Scarecrow registration forms available at 7 South Bakery and Cushman Library or scarecrowinthepark@gmail.com. Continues Sunday.

Films

FLY FISHING FILM TOUR sponsored by Deerfield River Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited, two showings 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are available in advance for $15 online www.flyfilmtour.com/buy-tickets. They will be $20 at the door. Student tickets are $10. Children under 12 are free. Doors will open at noon. Greenfield Community College, Greenfield. There will also be related events, all of them free. Fishy Fullum fly tying class from noon to 1:30 p.m. Casting instruction by local guide Chris Jackson and equipment demonstrations by Thomas and Thomas rod manufacturer and Cheeky Reels, noon to 5:30 p.m. Fly tying demonstrations ongoing throughout the afternoon and river ecology and interactive events for children. Lefty’s Beer will present with a complimentary sampling table. Items for sale by Arrowhead Bait Shop. Eaglebrook School of Deerfield will have students present with information on the school. Live auction and raffle including Thomas and Thomas fly rod, guided float boat fishing trips, bamboo fly road, glass-blown fish, and more from 6 to 7 p.m. www.deerfieldrivertroutunlimited.com.

Library

CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Avenue A, Turners Falls: Children’s Halloween party. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Children of all ages and their families invited to attend. Refreshments, games, prizes and arts and crafts. Costumes encouraged, but not required. Free. For more information, call 863-3214.

TILTON LIBRARY, 75 North Main St., South Deerfield: Art in Boxes free workshop. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Using boxes, collected materials, images, text and found objects, construct collages in 3-D. Ages 13 to adult. Sign up at Tilton Library or call 665-4683.

Literary

ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. Elephant and Piggie Days. Two days of Mo Willems-inspired storytimes, films and activities, with appearances by Elephant and Piggie. Free with museum admission. Continues Sunday. www.carlemuseum.org.

WORLD EYE BOOKSHOP, 156 Main St., Greenfield: Teen/adult costume party. 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wear your zombie finest and join Howard Odentz, author of “Dead (A Lot)” for some undead fun and refreshments. 772-2186, www.facebook.com/pages/world-eye-bookshop. See our cover story, Page D1.

Music

ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: “Ladies in Jazz” series resumes with vocalist Evelyn Harris and Samirah Evans. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8. The trio of supporting musicians includes another prominent female jazz musician in drummer Claire Arenius, as well as Paul Arslanian, piano, and David Picchi, bass. $17 advance. Call 774-0150 or theartsblock.com. $20, $10 students with ID at the door.

DOUG HEWITT GROUP, Shutesbury Athletic Club, 282 Wendell Road, Shutesbury. 8:30 p.m. Classic rock dance party. 413-259-1474. Free. www.shutesburyac.com

PUSHKIN, Main and Federal streets, Greenfield: 8 p.m. the Senegal-America Project: Ancient and Contemprory African and American. With Bideew Bou Bess, whose music blends West African griot traditions with contemporary sounds, and their lyrics address their ambitious visions for Africa and the world in the 21st century. $10 at the door; $7 in advance at www.theartsblockc.om.

RANI ARBO AND DAISY MAYHEM in concert. 7:30 p.m. Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill, downtown Putney, Vt. Roots music quartet mixes traditional, original and contemporary sounds on fiddle, guitar, bass and recycled percussion. $20 general, $18 students and seniors; $10 kids 10 and under.

THE ROADHOUSE REUNION TOUR, a concert featuring The Spampinato Brothers, Joey and Johnny, who once formed half of the legendary NRBQ; The Commander Cody Band, one of the first American bands to fuse rock ’n’ roll, R & B, western swing and rockabilly and whose hits include “Hot Rod Lincoln” and “Smoke Smoke Smoke (That Cigarette)”; and our very own Ray Mason. 7:30 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Tickets, $39, $32, $24. 584-9032 or online at www.academyofmusictheatre.com.

ROUNDABOUT BOOKS, 26 Kenwood St., Greenfield: An evening of folk music and political satire with Tom Neilson, Greenfield’s award-winning folk musician, performing with Lynn Waldron. Come browse at 6 p.m.; show at 7. $15 donation. Politically incisive, warm and funny, Neilson’s songs combine art and activism, say promoters. 773-0820, www.roundaboutbookstore.com.

STEPHANIE BLYTHE, mezzo-soprano, will join the acclaimed Canadian chamber music ensemble Les Violons du Roy. 8 p.m. Fine Arts Concert Hall, UMass-Amherst. Program of Teleman, Bach, Handel and Haydn. Tickets $15, $45 and $50; Five College, GCC, STCC students and youth 17 and under $15, $12, $10. 545-2511, fineartscenter.com.

Potpourri

CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN PARTY, Carnegie Library in Turners Falls, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Children of all ages and their families are invited to attend. Free. Refreshments, games, prizes and arts and crafts. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. 863-3214.

HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION AROUND THE CAMPFIRE WITH ROGER TINCKNELL, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This 35-plus-year-old celebration of Halloween through songs, stories and dance is led by local singer-songwriter Roger Tincknell, a two-time Parents’ Choice Award-winning recording artist with numerous CDs for children and adults. Wholesome snacks will be served. Dress warmly, bring blankets, flashlights and chairs for seating. Program meets behind Visitor Center. In case of poor weather, the program will be held inside. For all ages. Free. Northfield Mountain Recreation Area, 63 Millers Falls Road in Northfield. 800-859-2960. We recommend you call ahead to ensure there is still space available.

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.

Theater

“FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS,” concludes, see Friday’s listing.

“LET’S TALK MURDER,” mystery dinner theater with Italian buffet. 6 p.m. Shrine Hall, 11 Green St., Brattleboro, Vt. $20 per person. For tickets call 802-257-5518. Benefits Cairo Truck Corps and Nile Court #94 of the Shriners.

“THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“THE MAIDS” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“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. All tickets $6. 877-666-1855, www.atplayhouse.org.

“SEUSSICAL” continues. See Friday’s listing.

Sunday 27

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Miami vs. New England at 1 p.m. plus every NFL game on 14 HDTVs with NFL Sunday Ticket. Munchie bar, prizes, giveaways, BTU wheel, Pats Cash, contests and more. World Series at 8 p.m. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: 8 to 10 p.m. Moonlight and Morning Star. New and old rhythm and blues. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Ted Vigil and Steve Weisberg perform the Music of John Denver. $20, $25. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. NFL Sunday Ticket is on at Taylor’s. Patriots vs. Dolphins 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.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: ∎ 2:30 p.m. Jen Starsinic and Eric Law. Free; please tip the musicians. ∎ Monday Night Football featuring Seattle Seahawks at Saint Louis Rams. 8:30 p.m. Free. Please tip the bartenders. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Fairs & Festivals

FALL FARM FESTIVAL at Greenfield Community Farm, 34 Glenbrook Drive, Greenfield. 2 p.m. Activities for all ages. Farm tour, pig tractor demonstration, workshops, food policy discussion, medicinal plant harvesting and distribution, weed dating, work projects, kids’ activities and childcare; clowns, juggling, face painting, music and theatre performances. Potluck with barbecue and hot soup. Campfire and hot apple cider. $5 suggested donation. No one turned away.

SCARECROW IN THE PARK concludes. Food from Antonio’s II, the Four Leaf Clover and Hillside Pizza. Music by June and the Bee, Maple Ridge Bluegrass Band and Pat and Tex LaMountain. Celtic Heels dance troupe performs. See Saturday’s listing.

Literary

ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE DAYS concludes. See Saturday’s listing.

Music

ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Antje Duvekot. Blending uncommonly beautiful vocals with one of the sharpest poetic sensibilities in her field, German singer-songwriter Duvekot’s songs have been critically praised for their hard-won wisdom, dark-eyed realism and street-smart romanticism, say promoters. Tickets $10 at the door; $7 in advance at www.theartsblock.com. For a music video, to online to http://tinyurl.com/pjj2rrd

CALVIN THEATER, 19 King St., Northampton: 8 p.m. Hugh Laurie, actor, comedian and accomplished musician, the multi-talented Laurie was born in 1959 in Oxford, England. His first album, “Let Them Talk” celebrated New Orleans blues; his second album “Didn’t It Rain” follows the trajectory of the blues upstream and into the Americana heartland, say promoters. $35, $45, $55. www.iheg.com.

LEGENDARY SAXOPHONIST CHARLES NEVILLE, with local favorites Peter J. Newland and RadioXile, will perform a show of R&B, funk, jazz, blues and bebop at VFW Hall, 18 Meadow St., Florence, at 7:30 p.m. Joining the band as special guest will be flutist Peter H. Bloom, known for his versatility in jazz, blues, bebop and other genres, and a veteran of the famed Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. The Pioneer Valley’s own Lonesome Brothers (Jim Armenti and Ray Mason) will open the show with their high-octane blend of country, rock and folk. Playing with RadioXile and backing up Charles Neville will be Mark Pappas on guitar, Chet Pasek on drums, Guy DeVito on bass and Ralph Whittle on keyboard. Tickets are $12 at the door. Proceeds will benefit Stand Up To Cancer, a nonprofit organization working to accelerate innovative cancer research. 413-625-6710.

MISTER G presents “ABC Fiesta” celebrating his CD release. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. He writes all the songs and plays many of the instruments on “ABC Fiesta?? and recorded, mixed and produced the album. He has several videos on his website, including this one: http://tinyurl.com/pcorn7e

POLKA FEST at Ashfield Community Hall, Ashfield. Noon to 5 p.m. Polish dinner served from noon to 2 p.m. Eddie Forman Orchestra takes the main stage at Ashfield Town Hall from 2 to 5 p.m. Music and dancing. Beer and wine available at Elmer’s Country Store. Dinner and dance combo tickets $30; dance only $20; dinner only $15. Children under 12 free to the dance and $5 for a dinner ticket. Tickets on sale at Pekarski’s Sausage, South Deerfield, 665-4537; Ashfield Hardware Store, 628-3299 or Lester Garvin, 625-6234.

WINDHAM ORCHESTRA performs opens its season with “The Social Waltzes” of Frederick Palmer, Brattleboro’s postmaster from 1845 to 1848. 3 p.m. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. Tickets $15, $10 students and seniors. 802-257-4523, bmcvt.org.

Potpourri

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

Theater

“THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

“THE MAIDS” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“SEUSSICAL” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

Monday 28

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Monday Night Football on 14 HDTVs at 8:30 p.m. Seattle vs. St. Louis plus World Series at 8 p.m. Win a Corona Cooler, just like the one on the commercials during Monday Night Football when you purchase Corona or Corona Light bottles. 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 of the reading begins at 7:30. Featured readers to follow. Limited Poetry Night menu available until 9 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabreqpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 8:30 p.m. Big Freedia. Sol Nova opens. $15, $18. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. NFL Football. Sehawks vs. Rams 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.

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. 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 Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details. ∎ Open for Business. 2 to 5 p.m. Reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace. Free. ∎

Music

INFINITY BRASS faculty ensemble with selected student performers perform “Three by Six.” 8 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass-Amherst. Brass Sextets by Philip Bezanson, Philip Glass and Ingolf Dahl. $3 UMass students; $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general public. Free for UMass music majors and minors. 545-2511, fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.

Tuesday 29

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 10 p.m. Latin Dance Night. No cover. www.iheg.com.

PEARL STREET CLUBROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8 p.m. Tera Melos. Zorch and Fang Island open. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com.

ROOSTER’S TAVERN, 74 Main Sr., Northfield: Open mic night 4 to 8 p.m. Local talents can play their own music. All ages. Call or stop in to reserve a spot at 498-0006. Artists receive complimentary food for their performance. No cover. Also contact us on Facebook. Every Tuesday.

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.

Films

“DIRT! THE MOVIE” documentary will be shown at 7 p.m. at Mocha Maya’s, Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls. This award-winning film, say organizers, portrays how soil, a vital living resource, is endangered because of destructive methods of agriculture, mining and urban development. Free. Followed by discussion with three organic farmers from the community. Refreshments available. 625-9671.

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. ∎ 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.

Music

THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Howard Levy, the undisputed master of harmonica, say promoters. As the first person to play the diatonic harmonica as a fully chromatic instrument, Levy has opened a world of new possibilities for the instrument. He journeys outside the traditional harmonica music and explore other genres including jazz, classical, Latin and other styles of World Music. $15 at the door; $12 in advance. www.theartsblock.com. For videos, go to www.levyland.com/videos/

THE IDAN RAICHEL PROJECT brings its acclaimed live concert experience to the UMass Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass-Amherst. 7:30 p.m. 10 musicians from a wide variety of cultural origins lead by Idan Raichel, composer, keyboardist and producer. Tickets $35, $30, $15; Five College GCC, STCC students and youth 17 and under $10. 545-2511.

JAZZ LAB and graduate chamber jazz ensembles in concert. 8 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass-Amherst. Free.

Speaker

REGENERATIVE FARMING ENTERPRISES with Eric Toensmeier, co-author of “Edible Forst Gardens.” He will speak about earth-friendly methods for promoting robust food production while improving soil fertility, sequestering carbon and contributing to equitable economies. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Greenfield Community College, Dining Commons. Park in Lot “A.” Optional tour of GCC’s permaculture garden and near-zero-net energy greenhouse at 5:30 p.m. Meet at the garden on south side of south building. Suggested donation $10 to $20. Fundraising event for Heifer International.

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Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke in the Sports Bar hosted by Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. No cover. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Brooks Williams. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Pittsburgh 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.

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. 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.

Music

MID-WEEK MUSIC, All Souls Church, 399 Main St., Greenfield. Featuring Robin Stone, piano. 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Suggested contribution, $3 to $10. 413-773-5018.

UMASS DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND DANCE Symphony Band performs music of Stephen Bryant, William Schuman, W. Francis McBeth, Elliot Del Borgo, John Mackey and John Philip Sousa. 8 p.m. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass-Amherst. $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

ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Buzz Creative Networking Event. 6 to 8 p.m. Networking event featuring a panel of marketing professionals covering web, video, print and branding will present theory and ideas for executing those strategies within the content of being an artist. Each panelist will present on their area of expertise for 5 to 10 minutes and then be available for questions during a breakout session. Free.

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