Arts & Culture Calendar: April 11 to April 17, 2019

Published: 4/10/2019 5:08:12 PM
Thursday, 11

Dance

Scottish Country Dance Class: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Invigorating Scottish social dancing requiring only pep and soft soled shoes. Instruction 7 to 8:30, then tea, followed by social dancing until 9:30. $6 to $8. Florence Civic Center, 90 Park St., Florence. 413-527-3407. dansstep1950@gmail.com.

Literary Arts

Brad Leithauser: 7 to 8 p.m. Leithauser reads from his 17th book, a comic novel, “The Promise of Elsewhere.” He is a writing seminars professor at Johns Hopkins University. Free. Clapp Memorial Library, 19 South Main St., Belchertown. 413-323-0417. smccormick@cwmars.org.

Poetry Reading with Jericho Brown: 8 to 9 p.m. Refreshments to follow. Free. Amherst Books, 8 Main St., Amherst. 413-542-8200. crnewman@amherst.edu.

Storytelling Workshops For Adults: 3 to 5 p.m. With storyteller Gail Herman. Free. Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 301-501-3044. Gail@gailherman.net.

“Making Love While Farming” Book Release and Celebration: 6:30 p.m. Readings, signing and conversation with local authors Ricky Baruch and Deb Habib. Free, but registration encouraged at makinglovewhilefarming.org. Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St., Amherst.

Music

Fiddle Orchestra of Western Massachusetts Concert: 7 to 8:30 p.m. An evening of (mostly) David Kaynor tunes to celebrate his exceptional contribution to music making. Free. Montague Congregational Church, 4 North St., Montague. fiddlewesternmass@gmail.com.

Music in the Morning: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Live interactive music by musician/educator Marcy Gregoire. Puppets, costumes, instruments and more. $5. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center Ballroom, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Mitch Frohman’s Latin-Jazz Quartet: 8 p.m. Community Music School of Springfield, 127 State St., Springfield.

Theater

“Sweat”: 7:30 p.m. Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play explores systems of oppression and how they are internalized by people. Content disclosure: explicit language, scenes of alcohol and drug use, and violence. $5 to $15. Curtain Theater, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst.

Potpourri

Drag Queen Bingo: 8 p.m. Join Jenayah and Liz every second Thursday. No door charge; $1 a game. With prizes. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Friday, 12 Dance

Amherst International Folk Dancing: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Line, circle and couple dances from the Balkans, Middle East and Eastern Europe. No partner needed. See amherstfolkdancing.org for location. $3 to $10. Various Amherst locations. 413-549-6748. eva@amherstfolkdancing.org.

“Decisive Authenticity”: 7:30 p.m. Alive With Dance, in collaboration with the UMass Dance Department, presents an evening of performances of senior thesis work. $5 to $10. Bowker Auditorium, 100 Holdsworth Way, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Literary Arts

Read to Toby the Dog: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Practice your reading skills or simply tell Toby the dog a story. Sign up for a 10-minute session by emailing sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton.

“Get Reading Again”: 1 p.m. This workshop, led by Rick Ely, will offer paths to independent reading when vision loss or other physical challenges make it difficult. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton.

Music

1220 Band: 7 to 11 p.m. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. 413-532-1800. info@logcabin-delaney.com.

After The Rain: 7 to 9 p.m. Original acoustic and a cappella arrangements; from traditional Appalachian, to classic rock, to contemporary folk. $6 to $12; free for children. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-863-3221.

Amherst Symphony Orchestra Presents Carmen with the Amherst College Choral Society: 8 to 10 p.m. $5 to $10; free for Five College students. Buckley Recital Hall within Arms Music Center, 53 College St., Amherst. 413-542-2195. concerts@amherst.edu.

Bach Festival Faculty Concert: Gilles Vonsattel, Piano: 4 p.m. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. music@music.umass.edu.

Big Sam’s Funky Nation: 7:30 p.m. High-energy music that mixes funk, rock ’n’ roll, hip-hop and jazz with the brassy influence and heavy grooves of New Orleans. $15 advance; $20 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center Ballroom, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Can I Kick It? Hip-Hop Throwbacks & Classics: 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Every second Friday of the month is non-stop throwbacks and classics played on wax. For ages 21 and up. $3. Kaiju, 30 Boltwood Walk, Amherst.

Chicago Total Access: 7:30 to 10 p.m. A 10-piece Chicago tribute band. $25 to $35. Westfield Technical Academy Auditorium, 33 Smith St., Westfield. 860-234-9605. lococopaul@hotmail.com.

Electroresonance: 7 to 9 p.m. Exploring resonance through interactive electronic music by composer-improvisers Jane Rigler, Curtis Bahn and Thomas Ciufo. Free. Pratt Music Hall’s McCulloch Auditorium, 50 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2306. cwrobles@mtholyoke.edu.

Ensemble Recital Series: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Keene State Guitar Orchestra & Latin American Ensemble present “Concertos & Sambas: From Baroque to Brazil” with Dr. José Lezcano as director. $5 to $10. Keene State College, 229 Main St., Keene, N.H. 603-358-2168.

Grace Ives, Jack Whitescarver, Lucy and Plants of the Bible: 8 to 11:30 p.m. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

Habibi with ZoKi and Nanny: 8 to 11 p.m. Habibi plays “a blend of psychedelic rock and ’60s girl group harmonies.” ZoKi and Nanny are indie rock bands from western Massachusetts. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. The Perch at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Les Poules à Colin: 7:30 p.m. The group’s sound is a seamless blend of strong folk upbringing, old-time and jazz, with some provocative and moody effects. $12 to $15. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. linden@signaturesounds.com.

Peel Dream Magazine, Pope Shock and Yelowfront: 8 to 11 p.m. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

Second Friday Free Coho Concert: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Potluck at 6:30 followed by free music from talented singer-songwriter Jay Mankita at 7:30. Free. Pioneer Valley Cohousing, 120 Pulpit Hill Road, North Amherst.

Swimmer: 8 p.m. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Theater

“Sweat”: 7:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“Leonora & Alejandro: La Maga y el Maestro”: 7 p.m. With Jennifer Johnson as Leonora Carrington and Carlos Uriona as Alejandro Jodorowsky. $35 to $45. Double Edge Theatre, 948 Conway Road, Ashfield. doubleedgetheatre.org.

Film

“Paint Your Wagon” Screening: 7 p.m. Music at 7, film at 7:30. $4 to $6. Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls.

Art

ArtSalon: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Discover the emerging and established work of Molly Hatch, Jessica Tam, Thomas Matsuda, Anna VA Polesny and Judith Abraham. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton.

Festivals & Fairs

Juniper Literary Festival: 7 p.m. Reading by Horacio Castellanos Moya at 7, and by students at 8:30. Free. Old Chapel, 144 Hicks Way, Amherst.

Saturday, 13Dance

Dance Spree: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Freestyle boogie. Try it for 30 minutes free. $5 to $10; free for children under 10. The Episcopal Church of St. James & Andrew, 71 Federal St., Greenfield. 413-658-7011. jasper@dancespree.org.

Dinner and Music with rice — an American Band: 6 to 10 p.m. Lasagna dinner with a vegetarian option, plus bread, salad, dessert and a beverage. $6 to $12. Music and dancing with rice — an American Band to follow; $5 suggested donation. Warwick Town Hall, 12 Athol Road, Warwick. laurettecrane@verizon.net.

“Decisive Authenticity”: 7:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Square Dance: 7 to 10 p.m. With caller Bob Livingston and live music by the Falltown String Band. No experience necessary; all dances are taught. $4 to $8; free for children ages 9 and under. Chesterfield Community Center, 400 Main Road (Route 143), Chesterfield. 413-296-4570.

Literary Arts

Ninth Annual Barbara Elleman Research Library Lecture: 2 p.m. Notes on 40 years in children’s publishing with speaker Neal Porter, vice president and publisher of Neal Porter Books. $6 to $22.50 museum admission. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. workstudy@carlemuseum.org.

Book Reading: 4 p.m. Author Joan Livingston will read from “Checking the Traps,” the third in the Isabel Long mystery series set in the hilltowns of western Massachusetts. Free. Worthington Library, 1 Huntington Road, Worthington. 413-238-5565.

Easthampton Book Fest: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast and books with local author Daisy Rolland from 9 to 10, simple book making crafts from 10 to 1, and a presentation by cartoonist and educator Grace Desmarais about crafting autobiographical minicomics from 10 to 11:30. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-527-1031. mcranshaw@ewmlibrary.org.

Slate Roof Press Reading: 11:30 to 11:50 a.m. Kate Stearns, Anna M. Warrock and Richard Wollman will read their poetry as part of the Juniper Literary Festival. South College, 150 Hicks Way, Amherst.

Music

AEIOUkes: 10 a.m. to noon. A community ukulele club meets to sing together and practice playing. New members of all levels and listeners welcome. Preceded by a beginner ukulele lesson from 9 to 10. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

April Stauffer and Dave the Cellist Concert: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Blending pop vocals with the distinct sound of cello. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

Bach Festival: Scholarly Symposium: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. UMass Music and Dance presents “Bach in the Imaginary Museum and Bach Re-Imagined: Contemporary Perspectives on Performing and Re-Creating Bach.” $5 to $25; free for UMass students. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. music@music.umass.edu.

Bach Festival: St. Matthew Passion: 7 p.m. $5 to $25; free for UMass students. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-2511. music@music.umass.edu.

Pamela Means: 7:30 p.m. Cash only, to benefit Village Neighbors. $6 to $15. Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse, 6 Center St., Wendell. 978-544-5557.

The Ashboys: 2 to 5 p.m. Rock music. Free. Wheelerville Community Club, 698 East Main St., Orange. 978-544-3960. wheelervillecc@gmail.com.

Session Americana with Ali McGuirk: 7:30 p.m. Session Americana is a rock band in a teacup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. McGuirk is a blues/R&B singer-songwriter. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

She Said: 7 to 10 p.m. She Said, the all-female band playing all originals, will perform in Florence for the first time. Rock, blues and jazz-influenced songs with a tinge of punk. Free. Brew Practitioners, 36 Main St., Florence. 413-584-2444. nalerossi@gmail.com.

Sunny Lowdown : 7 to 8 p.m. 2018 Blues Blast Music Award nominee Sunny Lowdown opens the show for Magic Dick (J. Geils). $15 to $20. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton. sunny@sunnylowdown.com.

Tone.Wolf: 7 to 11 p.m. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. 413-532-1800. info@logcabin-delaney.com.

The Iva Dee Hiatt Memorial Spring Oratorio: 4 p.m. Featuring the Smith College Glee Club and the Virginia Glee Club, directed by Frank Albinder. Soloists include Katie Lipow, soprano; Sarah Paquet, alto; Noah Horn, tenor; and Davide McFerrin, Baritone conducted by Jonathan Hirsh. $5 to $15; free for Smith College students. Sweeney Concert Hall, 144 Green St., Northampton.

The Lester Rawson Band: 9 p.m. to midnight. A funky mix of blues, country, classic rock and R&B. Free. Deja Brew Café & Pub, 57 Lockes Village Road, Wendell.

Theater

“SCRIPTED/UNSCRIPTED”: 7 to 10:30 p.m. One actor with a script, and one improviser who doesn’t know the scene. Followed by a showcase and open improv jam after. $13. Happier Valley Comedy Theater, 1 Mill Valley Road, Hadley. info@happiervalley.com.

Strident Theatre’s First Annual Season Teaser Wine and Cheeser: 7 to 10 p.m. Refreshments and short readings from upcoming shows. $10. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. info@stridenttheatre.com.

“Sweat”: 2 and 7:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“Leonora & Alejandro: La Maga y el Maestro”: 7 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Comedy

Night of Comedy: 7 to 9 p.m. Benefits the American Cancer Society. With raffles, a bake sale and a cash bar. Not recommended for children under 18. $20. Montague Elks Club, 1 Elks Ave., Turners Falls. 413-539-1269. sboisvert@vmgma.com.

Film

“Paint Your Wagon” Screening: 7 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Festivals & fairs

Pioneer Valley Maker Faire: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 25 hands-on making booths, three interactive outdoor installations, 10 immersive demonstrations and workshops, and food. Free. Smith College, 10 Elm St., Northampton.

38th Annual UMass Pow Wow: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hosted by the Native American Student Association at UMass. Free. Curry Hicks Cage, 130 Hicks Way, Amherst. nasa@umass.edu.

Patriot’s Day Revolutionary Muster: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A full day of activities for visitors of all ages, including a colonial-era encampment. Opening “Reveille” at 10:30. View a detailed schedule of events at historic-deerfield.org. Held rain or shine. $5 to $18; free for children under 6 and Deerfield residents. Historic Deerfield, Old Main Street, Deerfield. 413-775-7214.

Family Farm Fest: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Highlights include live music, hay rides, plowing with the Village oxen, youth barnyard games, and portrayals of famed “Little House on the Prairie” author Laura Ingalls Wilder by historian Melanie Stringer. $14 to $26; free for children ages 3 and under. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. osv.org.

Juniper Literary Festival: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. See bit.ly/2YVz7Rw for a full schedule. South College, 150 Hicks Way, Amherst, and Old Chapel, 144 Hicks Way, Amherst.

Potpourri

25th Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide Against the Tutsi: 4 to 6 p.m. A memorial walk, film screening and talk. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 781-249-1962. kristine@karunacenter.org.

Belinda Lyons Zucker: Doll Making Workshop: 2 to 4 p.m. Registration is required by calling 413-625-9833. $40. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. salmonfalls@megaplanet.com.

Family STEM: Wildflower Seed Bombs: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Register at the library. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

First Child in the Woods: Nature Walk for Toddlers: 10 to 11 a.m. This one-hour walk helps children to gently discover the natural world while caregivers learn to leading their own explorations. For ages 5 or under. $5 to $7; free for children. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

River Rat Race: 1 p.m. at the South Main Street Bridge in downtown Athol. Plus the Big Cheese 5K at 8 a.m. at Athol Memorial Building, 584 Main St. in Athol, followed by the River Rat Race Parade from School Street in Athol. Visit riverratrace.com for more information.

Sunday, 14 Literary Arts

Book Reading: 2 p.m. Author Joan Livingston will read from “Checking the Traps,” the third in her Isabel Long mystery series set in the hilltowns of western Massachusetts. Free. Floodwater Brewing, 40 State St., Shelburne Falls.

Gallery of Readers Reading: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Local writers Deborah Schifter and Stephanie Schamess read from their recent work. Free. Smith College’s Seelye Hall Room 106, Seelye Drive, Northampton. 413-584-7080. caroledelstein@galleryofreaders.org.

“New Haven and Northampton Canal Greenway” Book Discussion: 2 to 4 p.m. Bob Madison will talk about his rails-to-trails book. The Canal Greenway takes a bicyclist on a historic trip through 16 towns into western New England. Free. Hadley Historical Society, 12 Middle St., Hadley. 413-587-2623. rhw@acad.umass.edu.

Music

Bach Festival: Alumni Cantata Concert: 3 p.m. J.S. Bach Cantatas BWV 42 and BWV 105. The performance features singers and a small chamber orchestra. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Bach Festival: Coffee Cantata, BWV 211: 11 a.m. Free. Amherst Coffee, 28 Amity St., Amherst. 413-577-2154. music@music.umass.edu.

Banish Misfortune, Traditional Irish Music: 3 to 6 p.m. Traditional Irish hornpipes, reels, jigs, waltzes, polkas, airs, songs and craic. Free. Northampton Brewery, 11 Brewster Court, Northampton. 413-586-4997. davemeuser@msn.com.

Ensemble Recital Series: 3 p.m. Keene State Chamber Singers presents “Ubi Caritas” with Sandra Howard, conductor. Special guests: Cecilia Ensemble and Keene State College String Ensemble. $5 to $10. Alumni Recital Hall at the Redfern Arts Center, 90 Wyman Way, Keene, N.H. 603-358-2168. boxoffice@keene.edu.

Erin McKeown: 4:30 to 6 p.m. McKeown is a musician, writer and producer known internationally for her prolific disregard of stylistic boundaries. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. flora@signaturesounds.com.

Leggy, Mint Green, Snow Haus and Deadmall: 8 to 11:30 p.m. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

UMass Concert Band: 4 p.m. $5 to $10; free for UMass students. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-2511. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Y La Bamba: 6 to 9 p.m. Luz Elena Mendoza’s Portland indie folk project — with elements of vintage mariachi, norteño and cumbia. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. New City Brewery, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. edo@laudable.productions.

Melody Fader, Piano: 2 p.m. Fader will be performing music by Chopin, Bach, Schubert, Mazzoli and Debussy. $10 to $15. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton.

Ona Canoa, Izzy Heltai and Emma June Band: 7:30 p.m. $10. Shea Theater Arts Center, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls.

Theater

“Leonora & Alejandro: La Maga y el Maestro”: 7 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“Camp Wonder” by Vicki Meagher: 2 p.m. A reading of the full-length original play. “Camp Wonder” takes place in a totalitarian regime that has instituted mandatory allegiance. Derinda has a commitment to free speech and free thought. Seeking to rebel against the regime’s groupthink, she refuses to capitulate and finds herself in a reeducation camp called Camp Wonder. She and three others in her training class meet different fates in this political thriller/love story. Free. Athol-Orange Community Television, 163 South Main St., Athol.

Film

“Remember Baghdad: Iraq’s Last Jews Tell the Story of Their Country”: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Five Jewish families revisit a scarcely imaginable time in Baghdad: Iraq was booming, it was pleasure-seeking and there was inter-communal trust. $4 to $8. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst. 413-256-4900. programs@yiddishbookcenter.org.

Film Screening: “Harvest of Empire”: 2 to 5 p.m. Temple Israel’s Refugee Support Project screens the award-winning documentary “Harvest of Empire,” directed by Juan Gonzalez of Democracy Now. Free. Temple Israel, 27 Pierce St., Greenfield. 413-773-5884. office@templeisraelgreenfield.org.

Art

Stenciling Art: Noon to 4:30 p.m. Learn about the art form of stenciling and find out about the early New England itinerant artists who traveled from home to home decorating walls. $5 to $18. Historic Deerfield, 80 Old Main St., Deerfield. 413-775-7214. info@historic-deerfield.org.

Visual Art Critique Workshop: 2 to 4 p.m. Whether you’re a professional or a serious hobbyist, constructive feedback can stimulate your creative process. Bring two to six pieces of artwork. $15. To register, email abbiesteiner3@gmail.com. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-478-7600. abbiesteiner3@gmail.com.

Festivals & Fairs

Family Farm Fest: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Potpourri

Annual Pancake Breakfast: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Menu includes blueberry, chocolate chip, plain and gluten-free pancakes, meat and veggie sausages, hard-boiled eggs, coffee, tea and juice. Free. Edwards Church of Northampton, 297 Main St., Northampton. 413-584-5500. info@edwardschurchnorthampton.org.

Monday, 15

Dance

English Country Dancing: 7 to 9:30 p.m. No partner needed. Bring soft-soled shoes. Live music. $8 to $10. Munson Library, 1046 Southeast St., South Amherst. maryjones@pobox.com. amherstecd.org.

Art

Stenciling Art: Noon to 4:30 p.m. See Sunday’s listing.

Tuesday, 16Literary Arts

Third Tuesday Word: Open mic at 7:15 p.m.; featured writers Storm and Rosie McMahan at 8:30 p.m. 9 Mill St., Greenfield.

Reading with Jennifer Acker: 8 p.m. Free. The Center for Humanistic Inquiry within Frost Library, 61 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.

Music

Beat Stress, Build Community: Drumming with Ellen Clegg: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Six weeks for $65 or $14 per drop in. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Elm St., Northampton. 413-824-8813. ellen@ellenclegg.com.

The Gawler Sisters: 7 p.m. Whether they are crooning or delivering a rollicking fiddle tune, The Gawler Sisters’ arrangements are engaging and paired with historical or humorous anecdotes. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. flora@signaturesounds.com.

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. New York City-based baritone saxophonist Claire Daly will be the guest soloist with the Green Street Trio, followed by an open jazz jam session. $5. City Sports Grille, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton. paulphiliparslanian@gmail.com.

UMass Guest Artist Concert: Carol McGonnell, Clarinet: 7:30 p.m. With Finghin Collins, piano. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. music@music.umass.edu.

Underground Songwriters Club Hosted by Lexi Weege: 7 p.m. $5 donation to bands. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Theater

“The Pineapple Project”: 11 a.m. An original theater piece for children ages 3 to 8 and their caregivers that explores the gender creativity in all of us. $4.50 to $5. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. workstudy@
carlemuseum.org.

Art

Artist’s Talk: Mary Frey: 5:30 p.m. Frey will present images from two of her recent publications and discuss re-shaping early work into a new form: the photo book. South College Room W360, 150 Hicks Way, Amherst. 413-545-3672. bhwolfson@acad.umass.edu.

An Artist Talk by Aurora Robson: 5 p.m. Robson discusses creative ecological stewardship initiatives. Free. Weinstein Auditorium, 5 Chapin Drive, Northampton. 413-585-2760. scmagen@smith.edu.

Stenciling Art: Noon to 4:30 p.m. See Sunday’s listing.

Wednesday, 17Dance

Salsa Wednesdays with McCoy and DJ Roger Jr.: 8 p.m. Dance instruction from 8 to 9, followed by Latin dance night. $3 cover; $10 dance lesson and cover. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Creacion Latin Big Band: 7 p.m. Twenty-piece big band with Frances Rahaim plays salsa, cha cha, boogaloo, merengue, cumbia, son and bolero. Open dance floor. Every first and third Wednesday. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, fourth floor, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Literary Arts

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Critique Group: 6 to 8 p.m. Writers of picture books, middle grade and young adult novels meet to read and receive feedback about their works-in-progress from the group. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Writer in Residence: Our Work and Why We Do It: 7 to 8:30 p.m. With Samuel Ace (“Our Weather Our Sea”), Cameron Awkward-Rich (“Sympathetic Little Monster”) and Andrea Lawlor (“Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl”). Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Music

New City Opry: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Every third Wednesday of the month. Bluegrass, country and Western swing combo and the world-famous Farm Report. Donations recommended. New City Brewery, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. benweiss1@gmail.com.

Pioneer Valley Symphony Chamber Choir: 7 to 8 p.m. Performing works from the Renaissance to present day. Free. Clapp Memorial Library, 19 South Main St., Belchertown. 413-323-0417. smccormick@cwmars.org.

Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche: 7 to 10 p.m. $18 to $22. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. linden@signaturesounds.com.

UMass Brass Bash: 7:30 p.m. UMass Brass, Horn and Trombone Choirs perform the music of Copland, Prokofiev, Berlioz, Nelhybel, Hindemith and more. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-2511. music@music.umass.edu.

Wheelhouse Karaoke: 8 p.m. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Theater

“Vacation Variety”: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. With The Fourth Wall Ensemble and Cactushead Puppets. $10 for one show or $15 for both shows. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

“Baltimore”: 7:30 p.m. This new work by Kirsten Greenidge examines what happens on a college campus in the aftermath of a racist incident. Directed by Josh Glenn-Kayden. Free. New Africa House, 180 Infirmary Way, Amherst.

Film

“Just One Drop” Screening: 6 to 8 p.m. Homeopathy documentary explores the controversy, reveals the rich history, dispels myths and misconceptions, and asks whether homeopathy has been given the respect and attention it deserves. Homeopaths Abby Beale and Heather Welch-Smith will answer questions after the film. Free. South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal St., South Hadley.

Art

Stenciling Art: Noon to 4:30 p.m. See Sunday’s listing.

Fearless Drawing Workshop with David Dupuis: 6:30 p.m. Sign up online at monsonartscouncil.org. Limited to 10 participants. $10. Monson Arts Council’s House of Art, 200 Main St., Monson.

Potpourri

Teen Escape Room: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org.

“What Makes a Good Photograph and How to Take Better Pictures”: 6 to 8 p.m. This workshop covers basics of perception, composition, structure and camera settings to help you consistently get good, and even great, photographs. $40 to $55. Amherst Media, 246 College St., Amherst. 413-259-3300.


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