Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4

  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>Uncle Hal's Crabgrass Band is Harold Bosco, John Kunhardt, Dennis Avery and Jim Bonham.

    Recorder/Paul Franz
    Uncle Hal's Crabgrass Band is Harold Bosco, John Kunhardt, Dennis Avery and Jim Bonham.

  • Local blues diva Janet Ryan is among the talent lined up for this weekend’s Riverside Blues & BBQ Festival in Greenfield.

    Local blues diva Janet Ryan is among the talent lined up for this weekend’s Riverside Blues & BBQ Festival in Greenfield.

  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>Uncle Hal's Crabgrass Band is Harold Bosco, John Kunhardt, Dennis Avery and Jim Bonham.
  • Local blues diva Janet Ryan is among the talent lined up for this weekend’s Riverside Blues & BBQ Festival in Greenfield.

Thursday 28

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Happy Thanksgiving from the staff at BTU. Opening today at 6 p.m. with NFL and NBA games on 14 HDTVs, two pool tables, internet jukebox and drink specials. 863-2882.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. NFL Football Raiders vs. Cowboys at 4:30pm. Steelers vs. Ravens at 8:30 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.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY will be closed today and Friday and will re-open Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Potpourri

OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE, Sturbridge: Thanksgiving celebration. Historians in costume will show how early New England families prepared and enjoyed their Thanksgiving feast. Other demonstrations on Thanksgiving and thrughout the weekend include target shooting matches, a re-created wedding, and Native American food traditions. Celebration through Sunday. For details, visit www.osv.org or call 800-SEE-1830.

Friday 29

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. TFHS Alumni Association’s All Class Reunion, 6:30 to 10 p.m. in the Extra Point Nightclub. Music, raffles, munchies and lots of socializing and reminiscing. Free for all TFHS alumni. You do not have to be an association member to attend. Karaoke in the Sports Bar with Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. and Dancing in the Nightclub after Reunion Party with DJ MIA at 10 p.m. No cover. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters. $25, $30. ∎ 10 p.m. The Mary Jane Jones. 8, $10. www.iheg.com.

ROOSTERS TAVERN, 74 Main St., Northfield: 7 to 9 p.m. Corki and Ken, a local music duo who play soft rock, country and originals. No cover charge. Requests honored. For more information, call 498-0006.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, Route 63, Millers Falls: Thank The Music. All ages show. Five bands. Alternative, punk and metal rap. 7:30 p.m.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs Rangers at 1 p.m. Friday night madness with Big Dan in the sports bar. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 413-773-8313.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Women’s Collective featuring Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Lexi Weege, Wishbone Zoe and Carolyn Walker. 6 p.m. The collective is a collaborative work between individual songwriters who take time out of their own music careers to form a network with each other and other female songwriters. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

WEST DOVER INN, Route 100, West Dover, Vt.: Kevin Parry plays and sings classic rock requests on guitar and mandolin. 8 to 11 p.m. Free. 2-464-5207, www.kevinparrymusic.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.

GUIDING STAR GRANGE, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 7 to 11 p.m. “Newcomers’ Night” contra dance at 7 p.m., one-hour dancing workshop on basic skills. Regular dance follows at 8:15 p.m. To all workshop participants, the entire evening dance is free. Participants in the regular dance only are encouraged to make self-determined, free will contributions (a.k.a. the Honor system) with $10 or barter equivalent suggested. Teaching and calling by fiddler David Kaynor. Music led by Kaynor and Andrea Katz (fiddles) and Becky Hollingsworth (keyboard) and a cast of dozens in the sometimes uproarious, all-welcoming Guiding Star Contra Dance Ensemble. 367-9380 or davidkaynor@mac.com.

Fairs & Festivals

BIZARRE BAZAAR at The Art Garden, 14 Depot St., Shelburne Falls. 4 to 10 p.m. During Moonlight Magic. Nine local artists will sell their creations (small, hand-made books, ornaments, ceramics, wearable art, mixed-media artworks, cards, prints, photographs, altars, candles and more.” 625-2782.

Films

“CENTRAL PARK FIVE,” the story of five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. The film chronicles The Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of these five teenagers whose lives were upended. 7 p.m. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. Author and co-director Sarah Burns will be in attendance to introduce the film and conduct a Q & A and book signing following the screening. $10 suggested donation to benefit Next Stage. www.nextstagearts.org.

Library

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY will be closed today, and will re-open Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Music

ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: The Whiskey Treaty, an evening featuring two stages and five musical groups. 7 p.m. Musicians include Greg Smith and The Broken English, Tory Hanna and the Pondsiders, Bright Lines, and solo performances by Marlene Lavelle and Billy Keane. The past year has been monumental for many of the musicians involved, with new album releases, performances at larger venues and transitions into breakout solo careers, say promoters. $13 advance, $15 at the door. www.theartsblock.com.

Potpourri

MOONLIGHT MAGIC IN SHELBURNE FALLS: 5:15 p.m. Parade of Lights will cross over the Iron Bridge spanning the Deerfield River from Buckland to Shelburne. Many local vocalists and instrumental groups will perform at designated sites and roaming along the streets. Performers will include The Magic Guy, Uncle Hal’s Crabgrass Band, Violet’s Musical Saw and the Expandable Brass Band. From 5:30 to 8 p.m., cartoons will be shown on the big screen at Memorial Hall Theater. Shelburne Falls Women’s Club cookie shop at the Visitor’s Center; Santa’s Workshop at the Shelburne-Buckland Senior Center. Ride the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum’s 1896 wooden trolley car. Shuttle service with stops at Christopher’s Grinders, Salmon Falls Artisan Showroom, Lamson & Goodnow Factory Outlet, Village Information Center and Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School from 4 to 8 p.m. The Bizarre Bazaar will take place at The Art Garden from 4 to 10 p.m. Nine local artists will sell their creations (small hand-made books, ornaments, ceramics, wearable art, mixed media artworks, cards, prints, photographs, altars, candles and more).

NEW ENGLAND AIR MUSEUM in Windsor Locks, Conn., will present its annual Santa Visit & Behind the Scenes Tour. Santa will meet and pose for photos in one of his special aircrafts between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Santa will have gift for each child. There will also be Behind the Scenes Tours, which will give visitors the opportunity to take a close-up look at some of the current restoration projects. For more information, call 860-623-3305, ext. 311 or www.neam.org.

OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE Thanksgiving celebration continues. Day after Thanksgiving dinner buffet. For reservations call 508-347-0363. See Thursday’s listing.

PUTNEY CRAFT TOUR from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 35th annual. 26 artisans welcome visitors; discover, ask questions, sip hot cider and find that one of a kind gift direct from the artisan who made it. Blacksmiths, glass blowers, potters, jewelers, weavers, woodworkers, even artisan cheesemakers. There are several founding members of the tour who will be opening their studios again this Thanksgiving, as well as some new to the tour. Organizers say that more than anything, the tour is great entertainment. Driving the back roads and finding the studios is an adventure in itself although the studios are well marked and maps provide clear directions. The studios are all within a 12-mile radius. Start at The Gleanery Restaurant, 133 Main St., Putney for information, maps and a preview exhibition of the artisan’s works. www.putneycrafts.com. Other arts events in conjunction with the craft tour: ∎ Next Stage Arts Project presents a special screening of the film “Central Park Five,” by Ken Burns, David McMahon and Sarah Burns, on Friday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. Author and co-director Sarah Burns will be in attendance to introduce the film and conduct a Q&A and book-signing following the screening. ww.nextstagearts.org ∎ Sandglass Theater will present Eric Bass’ award-winning puppet piece “Autumn Portraits” on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 ($13 seniors and students). Sandglass Theater is located in the center of Putney. For reservations and information, 802-387-4051, email: info@sandglasstheater.org or visit www.sandglasstheater.org

Theater

“MISTER SEAHORSE” AND “A HOUSE FOR HERMIT CRAB” presented by Picture Book Theatre. 2 and 3 p.m. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. Picture Book Theatre brings Eric Carle’s stories to life with costumes, large puppets and stick puppets, all in the style of Carle’s vibrant illustrations. $5. Continues Saturday at 2 and 3 p.m. For reservations, call 658-1126. Museum admission is not required to see the performance.

“TOTAL VERRUCKT!” presented by Double Edge Theatre. 7:30 p.m. 948 Conway Road, Ashfield. Continues Saturday and Dec. 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. This original, solo-theatre piece tells the true story of Jewish cabaret performers held in the Dutch transit camp of Westerbork. From 1942 to 1944, some of Europe’s greatest artists performed at Westerbork, thereby delaying their transport to death camps. Taking its name from the Camp Westerbork Theatre Group’s final production, “Total Verrückt!” translates as “Totally Crazy!” Inspired by the diaries of Jewish-Dutch poet Etty Hillesum, cabaret stars Max Ehrlich, Johnny & Jones, and Dora Gerson, “Total Verrückt!” asks questions about the necessity of art as a means of survival and an act of resistance, say promoters. Joanna Caplan developed “Total Verrückt!” in residency at Double Edge Theatre’s Farm Center in Ashfield, combing Double Edge’s immersive physical and visual training methodology with research into the legacy of Jewish artists as a way of accessing her own ancestral memory. The 50-minute performance weaves stories and characters connected to pre-war Germany, the Weimar Republic and the height of the German Cabaret. Sliding scale $10 to $18. Call 628-0277. If you are interested in attending, it’s advisable to reserve tickets soon as Double Edge performances routinely sell out. www.doubleedgetheatre.org/

Saturday 30

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Live music in The Extra Point Nightclub with Jimmy Just Quit from 9 p.m. to closing. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. with no cover. College football and basketball in the Sports Bar on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: The Rogues. Traditional Irish, Americana, bluegrass, Dylan, The Band and more. 9 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton. 7 p.m. Roomful of Blues. $22.50, $25. www.iheg.com.

RICK’S TAVERN, Route 30, Newfane, Vt. Kevin Parry, singer and guitarist performs classic rock, country and blues. 7 to 11 p.m. Free. For information, call 802-365-4310, www.kevinparrymusic.com.

ROOSTER’S TAVERN, 74 Main St., Northfield: 6 to 8 p.m. Jim McCrae, a local guitar soloist who plays favorite classics and soft rock. Requests honored. No cover. For more information call 498-0006.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, Route 63, Millers Falls: The Electric Carnival. 1960s classic rock ’n’ roll.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Columbus at 7 p.m. Saturday night madness with Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 413-773-8313.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Zydeco Connection. 8 p.m. They have been bringing the irresistible sounds and infectious rhythms of zydeco from Southwestern Louisiana to New England since 2004. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

FIFTH SATURDAY CONTRADANCE, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 8 to 11:30 p.m. Big Bandemonium — Dave Langford, Van Kaynor, Peter Barnes, Ann Percival, Mark Murphy, Lise Brown, Brian Bender and Adam Scotera — is an amazing 8-piece band featuring fiddles, horns and a monster rhythm section, say organizers. Calling by Steve Zakon-Anderson. $15/$12 students. www.guidingstargrange.org.

MONADNOCK TRI-STATE DANCE CLUB, Durkee Street, Winchester, N.H. 7 to 11 p.m. Music by Rachael and Western partners.

Fairs & Festivals

SUGAR PLUM FAIR at South Deerfield Congregational Church, 71 North Main St., South Deerfield. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts, theme baskets, baked goods, james/jellies, greens, Christmas ornaments, sewn and knitted items. Luncheon available. Free coffee.

Music

THE ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Janet Ryan & Straight Up. 8 p.m. Ryan is a well-known blues performer based out of Franklin County. She has performed at many venues including The Iron Horse Music Hall, the Pines Theater, the Pioneer Valley Blues Festival, the Peach Festival, the Splendor in the Grass Festival. You can safely count on experiencing high-energy, rocking blues music whenever Ryan performs. Advance, $7. At the door, $10. www.theartsblock.com

THE HINSDALE TOWN BAND and Winchester Community Band presents a joint concert featuring holiday standards like the “Hallelujah Chorus,” “Sleigh Ride” and new twists on some old favorites like “Santa at the Symphony.” Free. 4 p.m. Winchester Town Hall, Route 10, Winchester. Second concert will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hinsdale Town Hall. For more information, contact matt Kennedy at hinsdaletownband@gmail.com.

MIST COVERED MOUNTAINS, Celtic and contemporary folk trio based in the Northeast, in concert. 7:30 p.m. Montague Community Center (formerly the Grange Hall), Montague Center. The band will celebrate the release of its new CD “The Distant Shore.” Singers Molly Hebert-Wilson and Max Cohen are well known to Pioneer Valley music fans, say promoters. Tickets at the door or at Stamell Stringed Instruments, 18 Kellogg St., Amherst. 549-0936.

MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague: 8 p.m. Ralph White, one our foremost instrumentalists and a true hidden American treasure, he has taken the back roads in his inspired pursuit of the ancient roots of music, say promoters. Also, Frozen Corn, a western Massachusetts-based trio that specializes in music from early American times, especially country/folk traditions, banjo/guitar/vocals. $6. 367-9206.

Potpourri

EUGENE MIRMAN, comedian, Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St. Northampton. 8 p.m. Mirman is a regular on the HBO series “Flight of the Conchords,” Adult Swim’s “Delocated,” and voices “Gene” on Fox’s hit animated series “Bob’s Burgers.” Mirman graduated from Hampshire College with a degree in comedy. He was named Best New York City Comedian by the Village Voice, one of the 10 best comedians of the last decade by Paste Magazine, has two Comedy Central standup specials, runs the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival (which has been held in New York, Seattle, and this year in Boston), and is a frequent comedic co-host of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science radio show and podcast “Star Talk Radio.” Also performing will be Mehran Khaghani, voted Boston’s Funniest Comedian of 2010 by the Providence Phoenix. Northampton resident Zack Livingston will open. $15. Academy of Music Box Office, Tuesday- Friday, 3 to 6 p.m. 413-584-9032 ext.105 (Service fees will apply with purchase), http://academyofmusictheatre.tix.com

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: ∎ “From Nature to Color: Fun with Natural Dyes.” Noon to 4:30 p.m. History workshop. Flower blossoms, leaves, roots, bark, nuts and even insects have been used to infuse fabric with brilliant color. The science of natural dyeing is in knowing how to harvest and process these materials and how to make dye recipes using mordant to bind color to fiber. Experiment as we use dye plants we have harvested from our own garden, like marigolds and coreopsis, and things we have collected from the wild, such as sumac and black walnuts. As you learn about the colors used in colonial dye pots, you can dye a small cloth bag to take home with you. Included with general admission. Saturdays and Sundays through today. ∎ “Seasons of Thanks: Society of the 17th Century.” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitor Center at Hall Tavern. Meet the Society of the 17th Century, a group of re-enactors who will bring Historic Hall Tavern building to life with an array of period arts, crafts and trades. See redware pottery, spinning, lace making, herbal lore, quill pen writing, wood carving, basket making and arms and armor. Skilled reenactors invite hands-on involvement when appropriate. Included with general admission.

LUCY FAGELLA of Lucia Pottery will be having her annual Holiday Open Studio and Sale Saturday, Sunday and Monday and on Dec. 14. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Relax by the fire with hot cider and cookies. Her studio is located at 86 Leyden Road in Greenfield. This past year, her pottery was featured in the March issue of Yankee Magazine, as one of “New England’s Finest.” One of her teapots was featured in Lark Publications’ “500 Teapots Volume 2.” 413-522-8370 www.luciapottery.com,

OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE Thanksgiving celebration continues. See Thursday’s listing.

THE PUTNEY CRAFT TOUR continues. See Friday’s listing.

SANDGLASS THEATER presents Eric Bass’ award winning puppet piece “Autumn Portraits.” 7:30 p.m. Sandglass Theater is located at 17 Kimball Hill Road, center of Putney. Tickets $16, $13 seniors and students. For reservations, call 802-387-4051, www.sandglasstheater.org.

WREATH SALE, an annual event, Holy Trinity Church, 133 Main St., Greenfield. Plain wreaths with a bow ($12) and hand-decorated wreaths ($18). Proceeds benefit the church. Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday 7:30 a.m. to noon

Theater

“MISTER SEAHORSE” and “A House for Hermit Crab” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

“TOTAL VERRUCKT!” continues. See Friday’s listing.

Sunday 1

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NFL Sunday Ticket, every game on 14 HDTVs. Patriots vs. Texans at 1 p.m. Munchie bar, Pats Cash, BTU prize wheel, Bud Light Patriots ticket giveaway. Win Pats vs. Browns tickets today; drawing at 6 p.m. No cover. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. The Boxcar Lilies. Jennie MacAvoy opens. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column page D5.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. NFL Sunday Ticket. Patriots vs. Texans at 4 p.m. Watch all 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 413-773-8313.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Ray Mason, “the Godfather of New England” music scene. 2:30 p.m. He tells stories in his songs and has given more sage advice to young musicians than anyone can possibly imagine. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Music

TUBA CHRISTMAS, an annual concert, at Trinity Church, 17 Severance St., Shelburne Falls. 2 p.m.

THE HINSDALE TOWN BAND and the Winchester Community Band perform a concert of holiday music. 2 p.m. Hinsdale Town Hall, Route 119, Hinsdale, N.H. See Saturday’s listing.

MESSIAH SING-ALONG at Second Congregational Church, 16 Court Square, Greenfield presented by Da Camera Singers. 3 p.m. Soloists from Da Camera Singers will sing the arias. The sing-along will be led by Sheila Heffernon, chairwoman of the Performing Arts Department and director of choral music at Northfield Mount Hermon School, with pianist Marianne Lockwood. Bring a score if you have one; some scores available. Listeners also welcome. $10 donation suggested.

Potpourri

LUCY FAGELLA, open studio, continues. See Saturday’s listing.

OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE Thanksgiving celebration concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

THE PUTNEY CRAFT TOUR concludes. See Friday’s listing.

WREATH SALE, concludes, see Saturday’s listing.

Monday 2

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Monday Night Football on 14 HDTVs featuring Saints vs. Seahawks at 8:30 p.m. 863-2882.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. NFL Football Saints vs. Seahawks at 8:30 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Free pool all night in the sports bar. County music with host Kathy and her candy bowl. Monday Madness with Big Dan in the Sports Bar. 413-773-8313.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Monday Night football featuring New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks. 8:30 p.m. Admission free. Please tip the bartenders. 625-6292.

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.

Potpourri

LUCY FAGELLA, open studio, concludes. See Saturday’s listing.

Tuesday 3

Clubs

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

PEARL STREET BALLROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Lucius. The Suitcase Junket and Kingsley Flood opens. $12, $14. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Trivia at 7 p.m. Open Beer Pong tournament with Megan starts at 9 p.m. 773-8313.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Preschool story hour and craft time fun. Meet other people with small children and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts with Sally Ahearn. 10 to 11 a.m. In the LeVanway Meeting Room. No sign up required. Free. For more information, call the children’s librarian at 772-1544 ext. 5.

Films

THE BUCKLAND ENERGY COMMITTEE will screen the documentary film “Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?” at 7 p.m. at the Arms Library on Bridge Street in Shelburne Falls. This is an award-winning documentary, a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis, say organizers, who add that people will learn about the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive. The film is engaging and uplifting, and tells the story of the struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world. They reveal problems and options for solutions to help us renew a culture in balance with nature. The film is the second in the committee’s fall film series to provide information and inspiration to the community on topics of the environment, sustainability, and energy use. The film is free and open to the public and will be followed by discussion with two beekeepers from the community. 625-9671

Wednesday 4

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. Joseph Arthur with Mike Mills and Bill Dobrow. Caroline Rose opens. $15, $18. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Watch Eleven 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. 413-773-8313.

Dance

LINE DANCING at the Moose Lodge, 20 School St., Greenfield. (Editor’s note: These classes will not be held Christmas Day or on New Year’s.) 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.

Music

JEFF SNOW, singer/songwriter, presents “The Softer Side of Celtic.” 6:30 p.m. Field Memorial Library, 1 Elm St., Conway. Snow plays six instruments, including the Celtic Bouzouki and the Bodhran. His songs come from Ireland, Scotland and England and he is a gifted storyteller as well, say promoters. All ages. Light refreshments served. 369-4646.

Potpourri

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY MEMORIES: Historic Local Photographs. 7 p.m. Coolidge Museum at Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. Photographer Stan Sherer will present samples from Historic Northampton’s collection, including recent acquisitions, that document important and sometime overlooked aspects of the city’s history. Faith Kaufmann and Dylan Gaffney from Forbes Library’s Information Services staff will present images from the Forbes Library’s Special Collections as well as present an overview of the photographic archives at the library.

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