Arts & Culture Calendar: April 18 to April 24, 2019

Published: 4/17/2019 5:30:14 PM
Thursday, 18 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.

Ballet Hispánico: 7:30 p.m. An all-Latina choreographer program highlighting its signature fusion of Latin dance with classical and contemporary technique. $10 to $40. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-2511. facbox@umass.edu.

Literary Arts

“Queer Faith: Grounded/A Live Storytelling Event”: 7 p.m. Queer Faith is a live storytelling event bringing queerness and faith together. $10 to $12. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. linden@signaturesounds.com.

Music

Lizzy, Ratatoing, Strange language and First Children: 8 to 11 p.m. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

The Pangeans: 7:30 p.m. Seven-piece band with a horn section that performs world music: Latin jazz, reggae, samba, Calypso, Afrobeat, funk, African and more. $10 in advance; $14 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. marketing@hawksandreed.com.

Theater

“Sorry” — A Play by Richard Nelson: 4:30 to 6 p.m. GCC’s spring theater performance, directed by Tom Geha. The third “Apple Family” play by Richard Nelson based on significant historical events. $5 to $10. Greenfield Community College, 1 College Drive, Greenfield. gehat@gcc.mass.edu.

“Sandwich” — A Play Reading: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Single mom Kathy tries to deal with her aging mother, Marlene, and her precocious teenage daughter, Jennifer. Brianna Sloane directs this witty and poignant play, the second in Silverthorne’s Theater Thursdays, a new play reading series. Playwright Steve Henderson will be on hand to discuss the play after the reading. Free. 170 Main St., Greenfield. 413-768-7514. silverthornetheater@gmail.com.

“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.

Comedy

Improv: Josie’s Magical Flute, with Sea Tea & Happier Valley Guests: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $5 in advance; $7 at the door. Shea Theater Arts Center, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-648-7432. jwaggoner@micablue.com.

Friday, 19 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.

Contra Dance: 8 to 11 p.m. Andy Davis calls with David Kaynor, Annika Amstutz and the Back Row Band. All are welcome, with or without a partner. No experience necessary. $10. Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield.

Literary Arts

Friday Afternoon Book Discussion: 1 to 2 p.m. This month’s discussion is about “Circe” by Madeleine Miller. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Springfield Storytellers Monthly Story Swap: 7 to 9 p.m. The mission of the Springfield Story Tellers is to keep the oral tradition alive. Free. Springfield Storytellers, 1000 Wilbraham Road, Springfield. 413-543-5542. dan@petersmolenski.com.

Music

BAILEN: 7:30 p.m. One of Sofar Sounds’ Artists to Watch in 2018, BAILEN is modern, melodic and soulful, twisting pop music in new directions. $10 in advance; $13 at the door. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. flora@signaturesounds.com.

The Saturators and Deejay Theory: 8 to 11 p.m. Brooklyn/Harlem-based Saturators meld hip-hop, dancehall, Afro-beat, sosa, cumbia, reggae and ’70s funk. Deejay Theory spins before and after. $10 to $12. New City Brewery, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. edo@lauadble.productions.

Cow Town Drum & Bass — Live DJs: 8 to 11 p.m. Free. The Taproom, 1 Mill Valley Road, Hadley. 413-222-5829. info@figmentlabs.com.

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen with Eric Lee & Co.: 7 to 9:30 p.m. A wide variety of new acoustic American roots music, focusing on bluegrass and acoustic country — yet blues, folk, swing, and jazz also shine. $17 in advance; $22 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. marketing@hawksandreed.com.

Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra — Mozart and Beethoven: 8 to 9:30 p.m. Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5” and Mozart’s “Exsultate Jubilate” performed by soprano Healey Suto. Netta Hadari conducts. Free. Mount Holyoke College’s Abbey Chapel, 50 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2306. cwrobles@mtholyoke.edu.

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

The Steve Kurtz & Dan Belmont Jazz Duo: 6 to 8 p.m. With Kurtz on tenor and alto saxophone, and Belmont on piano and keyboards. Free. Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-268-7757. hilaryemersonlay@gmail.com.

UMass Euridice Baroque Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. Directed by Robert Eisenstein. Music by Haydn, Telemann, Mozart, Handel and Bach. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. music@music.umass.edu.

“The Weeping Tree” Musical Cantata: 7 p.m. A moving work for Holy Week by Joseph Martin featuring beloved hymns, newly composed music, thoughtful narration and sacred symbols. Free. Wesley United Methodist Church, 98 North Maple St., Hadley. 413-549-1550. office@wesleyfamily.org.

Village Harmony Choral Concert: 7:30 p.m. A dozen teen singers from Vermont and Massachusetts will share a collection of traditional and contemporary tunes from the Republic of Georgia, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, the United States and South Africa. The songs center around themes of cultural identity, struggle and perseverance. $5 to $15 suggested donation. The Hartsbrook School, 193 Bay Road, Hadley.

Theater

Improv JAM Theatre Workshop: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Explore the world of improv using theater games and scene work. For students in grades six through 12. $20. MoCo Arts, 40 Roxbury St., Keene, N.H. 603-357-2100. info@moco.org.

“Sorry” — A Play by Richard Nelson: 7:30 to 9 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“As You Like It” by William Shakespeare: 7:30 p.m. Directed by Daniel Elihu Kramer. $5 to $10; free for Smith College students. Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, Theatre 14, 122 Green St., Northampton.

Potpourri

The YoYo Show & Everybody Yo-Yos Exhibit: 4 to 4:30 p.m. John Higby is back with his beloved YoYo Show and month-long exhibit. Free. Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-977-1538. art@susannawhite.com.

ImagArena: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. ImagArena combines the spirit of an art program, the materials of a building workshop and the framework of a video game. For ages 5 and up. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org.

Saturday, 20

Dance

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.

Tango Milonga — Third Saturday Soiree: 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. $15. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-549-3722. westernmatango@gmail.com.

Disco Dance Party: 8 p.m. to midnight. DJ Kaliis will be pulling out a bunch of disco classics with some Nu-disco mixed in. $5. The World War II Club, 50 Conz St., Northampton. 413-584-0964.

Literary Arts

Reading: Patty Gone and Stella Corso: 8 to 11 p.m. Poetry reading featuring New York City-based writers and artists. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

Music

Brattleboro Pub Sing: 3 to 5 p.m. Pub songs, work songs, sea shanties, traditional, etc. Led by Tony Barrand and Amanda Witman. Free. McNeill’s Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro, Vt. brattleboropubsing@gmail.com.

Crys Matthews and Heather Mae: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Social change folk music. $25 to $30 suggested donation. Mount Toby Friends Meeting, 194 Long Plain Road, (Route 63), Leverett. 413-336-2589. diacrowe@yahoo.com.

Greenfest 2019: 7 p.m. Celebrate 4/20 with live music by Jimmy Just Quit, Outer Stylie, Mass Air Flow, No Lens, DishSoap, Pasto Chris, Etto, Disorderly Konduct and more. $5. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. marketing@hawksandreed.com.

Owsley’s Owls: 9 p.m. to midnight. Grateful Dead cover band. Free. Deja Brew Café & Pub, 57 Lockes Village Road, Wendell.

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

Pete Nelson and Peter Lehndorff: 6 to 8 p.m. Nelson was called “America’s best undiscovered songwriter” by Maine Public Radio. Lehndorff writes folk and jazz songs about everyday life. Free. Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-268-7757. hilaryemersonlay@gmail.com.

ReBelle and Shokazoba: 8 p.m. to midnight. Celebrate freedom, life and cannabis consciously with ReBelle reggae and Shokazoba funk. $10. New City Brewery, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-584-1268. shokazoba@gmail.com.

StompBox Trio: 8 p.m. StompBoxTrio reaches deep into the wellspring of vintage American blues, funk, roots and soul. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Sing Along to “Jesus Christ Superstar”: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Come watch and sing along to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s iconic rock opera, “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Concessions for sale. Free. First Churches of Northampton, 129 Main St., Northampton.

Theater

“Sorry” — A Play by Richard Nelson: 7:30 to 9 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“As You Like It” by William Shakespeare: 7:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Comedy

The Happier FAMILY Comedy Show: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Family-friendly improv for ages 5 to 12 and their caregivers. $5 to $10; free for ages 4 and under. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. info@happiervalley.com.

Festivals & Fairs

Artisan Craft Fest: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prepare for Mother’s Day with an exceptional handcrafted gift while you enjoy live music and exquisite food truck fare. Free. Plains Elementary School, 267 Granby Road, South Hadley. cpconstant@gmail.com.

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.

Potpourri

Wildlife Cameras: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Interested in setting up a wildlife camera in your own backyard? Quonquont Farm’s Allison Bell will share her tips and experiences. Held rain or shine. $25. Quonquont Farm, 9 North St., Whately. 413-575-4680. info@quonquont.com.

Sunday, 21Music

Banish Misfortune, Traditional Irish Music: 5 to 8 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.

The Jazz Mesmerizers Perform Standards: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The duo of Tom Williams (guitar) and Pete Sikowitz (bass) will perform music by Ellington, Gershwin, Porter and others. Free. Cushman Market and Cafe, 491 Pine St., Amherst.

Mount Holyoke College Flute Choir — Spring Potpourri: 4 to 5 p.m. A reception follows. Directed by Alison Hale. Free. Pratt Music Hall’s McCulloch Auditorium, 50 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2306. cwrobles@mtholyoke.edu.

Film

“The Lost Forests of New England” Film Screening: 3 to 5 p.m. Q&A to follow. Free, but donations welcome. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-549-1097. office@kestreltrust.org.

Art

Rebecca Clark: Fine Art Soft Pastel Workshop: 2 to 4 p.m. $25, includes materials. Advance registration required. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Unit 9, Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. salmonfalls@megaplanet.com.

Festivals & Fairs

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

Monday, 22

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.

Earth Day Dance and People’s March for Climate Action: 2 p.m. dance, 5 p.m. march to Northampton High School. Free. First Churches of Northampton, 129 Main St. Northampton. 413-531-9915. martygjf@comcast.net.

Literary Arts

Great Books Discussion: 7 to 8:30 p.m. This month’s book is “The Aeneid” by Virgil, translated by Robert Fitzgerald. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Monday Mystery Book Discussion: 7 to 8 p.m. This month’s book is “The Last Refuge” by Chris Knopf. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Odyssey Bookshop Open Fiction Book Group Reads “Red Clocks”: 6 to 8 p.m. The group reads one paperback novel a month and its discussions are led by local author Chrysler Szarlan. Free. The Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

Reading with Young-Adult Author Scott Brown: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Brown’s new novel “XL” features a short 16-year-old boy who finally grows to a height he likes — but then the problems begin. Funny and poignant. Free. Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-4235. roxie@broadsidebooks.com.

Music

Monday Open Mic Hosted by Matt Silberstein: 7 to 10 p.m. With a featured act each week. Free. The 413, 40.5 Holyoke St., Easthampton.

Mount Holyoke College Choral Forces Spring Concert: 8 to 9:30 p.m. A spring celebration of choral music, featuring the 2019 graduating seniors. With Mark Gionfriddo, piano. Dr. Stephanie Council directs. Free. Abbey Chapel, 50 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2306. cwrobles@mtholyoke.edu.

UMass String Chamber Concert: 7:30 p.m. Directed by Kathryn Lockwood. Music by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Debussy and Mozart. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. music@music.umass.edu.

Potpourri

Moms with Mugs Parents’ Group: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Drop-in group for mothers. Free child care provided. Every Monday. Free. St. John’s Corner House, 469 Main St., Ashfield. 413-650-3640. info@hilltownvillage.org.

Passover For All People: 5 p.m. A celebration of rebirth and redemption in the ongoing journey of freedom for all. Appetizers and children’s activities from 5 to 6; storytelling, singing, open band jam and discussion from 6 to 7; mealtime, a scavenger hunt and dessert from 7 to 9. $15 to $20 (includes dinner). Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. marketing@hawksandreed.com.

Tuesday, 23Music

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.

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. New York City-based harmonica master Hendrik Meurkens 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.

Pax Sax Quartet: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jon Weeks, soprano and alto; Cliff White, alto; Dave Trenholm, tenor; and George Owens, baritone. Performing music by Duke Ellington and more. Free. Whately Town Hall, 194 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. 413-665-2170. library@whately.org.

UMass Marimba Bands & Ensembles: 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of Thomas Hannum. $5 to $10; free for UMass students. Bowker Auditorium, 100 Holdsworth Way, Amherst. 413-545-2511. music@
music.umass.edu.

Theater

Bread and Puppet Theater Presents “Diagonal Life: Theory and Practice”: 7 p.m. $8 to $25. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

The Reduced Shakespeare Company: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”: 7:30 p.m. Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday with an irreverent romp through all 37 of his plays (and 154 sonnets) in two hours, all performed by three actors. $10 to $35. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413- 545-2511. facbox@umass.edu.

Comedy

Comedy in the Wheelhouse: 8 p.m. Comedy showcase followed by an open mic. $3 suggested donation. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. marketing@hawksandreed.com.

Film

Film: “A Home for Curiosities” by Ben Tobin: 6:30 p.m. “A Home for Curiosities” is a film about the importance of friendship and forming new connections. Free. Meekins Library, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg. 413-268-7472. rwildfong@cwmars.org.

Art

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.

Wednesday, 24Dance

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. marketing@hawksandreed.com.

Literary Arts

Author Event with Joe Judd: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Longtime Shelburne official, Greenfield Recorder columnist and New England Turkey Hunting Hall of Fame inductee Joe Judd will discuss his new book “On the Ridge.” Free. Boswell’s Books, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9362. boswell@boswellbooks.net.

Poetry Workshop with Maria Luisa Arroyo: 6:30 p.m. Poets will spend time looking at the art in the Monson Arts Council’s galleries and then write a response to what they see. Poems are shared with the artists after the workshop. $10. Reserve a spot at monsonartscouncil.org. Monson Arts Council’s House of Art, 200 Main St., Monson.

Music

Five College Collegium: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Italian music of the 16th century for voices, viols and winds. Free. Mount Holyoke College’s Abbey Chapel, 50 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2306. cwrobles@mtholyoke.edu.

Ken Vandermark/Nate Wooley Duo: 8 p.m. Chicago saxophonist Ken Vandermark and New York trumpeter Nate Wooley formed their duo in 2013, and have been performing to rave reviews ever since. $7 to $15. UMass Old Chapel, 144 Hicks Way, Amherst. 413-545-2511. facweb@acad.umass.edu.

KlezMova Swings: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jazzy tunes from the Yiddish theater, Ukranian dances and refreshments. Adrianne Greenbaum directs. Free. The Warbeke Room of Pratt Music Hall, 50 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2306. cwrobles@mtholyoke.edu.

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

SING with Alice Parker: 7:30 p.m. Free. Charlemont Federated Church, 175 Main St. (Route 2), Charlemont. info@melodiousaccord.org.

Theater

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

Film

Resistance Film Series: “The People vs the Politicians”: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. “The People vs the Politicians” spotlights some of the local “people’s rebellions” across the country aimed at strengthening our democracy. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Potpourri

Northampton LGBTQ and Rainbow Luncheon Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fourth Wednesday of each month. For Northampton seniors ages 60 and up, and all others. $8. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. 413-587-1226. mdihlmann@northamptonma.gov.

“Stories of Our LGBTQ Ancestors”: 7 to 8:30 p.m. This talk is about Dr. Amber Starbuck and Mabel Stevens of Middlefield, an out lesbian couple who ran The Big House in Middlefield. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Wednesday Parents Group: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Free child care. Free. The Village Closet, 2 Main St., Cummington. 413-650-3640. info@hilltownvillage.org.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Gentle yoga, basic meditation and a discussion on the physiology of stress. Instructor Jean Erlbaum will offer a sample class in advance of an eight-week course. No advance registration is required. Free. Cooley Dickinson Hospital Outpatient Center’s Community Room, 170 University Drive, Amherst. 413-230-1518. jean.erlbaum@verizon.net.




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