Arts & Culture Calendar: April 25 to May 1, 2019

Published: 4/24/2019 3:34:54 PM
Thursday, 25

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.

Music

Concert of Music by Women Composers: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Music for piano, flute and voices. Reception to follow. $10 suggested donation benefits the New England Learning Center for Women in Transition the George Sulzner Music Fund. Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, 121 North Pleasant St., Amherst.

The Thursday Experiment: 7:30 p.m. A monthly series of improvised and experimental music. Three sets by professional experimental musicians, followed by an open jam. $5 to $10 suggested donation. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion: 7:30 p.m. Tabla maestro Hussain returns with his new project exploring world music with some of world’s greatest percussionists. $10 to $35. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-2511. facbox@umass.edu.

Nate Martel Featuring Beast Mode with The Diamondstones: 9 p.m. Nate Martel fronts organ trio Beast Mode, playing a wide variety of danceable funk, rock, R&B, hip-hop, soul and pop songs. $5 advance; $8 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Theater

“Crazy for You”: 7:30 p.m. A rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, “Crazy for You” includes some of the best Gershwin tunes, such as “Embraceable You.” $7 to $10. Williston Northampton School, 19 Payson Ave., Easthampton. 413-529-3000. editkovski@williston.com.

“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.

“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.

“Tales of the Lost Formicans”: 7:30 p.m. With a pre-show reception with playwright Constance Congdon at 7. $30, with proceeds benefiting United Way. The Perch at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. silverthornetheater.org.

Potpourri

“Plastic Play”: 10:15 to 11 a.m. Mark Earth Month by joining museum educator Gina Hal in exploring the special exhibit Plastic Entanglements and participating in a plastic toy swap. Bring a gently used toy in working condition and trade it for something new to you. Any unclaimed toys will be donated to Northampton’s ReCenter Swap Shop. Free. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2760. scmagen@smith.edu.

Basics of Graphic Design: 6 to 8 p.m. Learn to use free online design platforms like Adobe Spark and Canvas to create easy and eye-catching advertisements for you and your business. $20 to $35. Amherst Media, 246 College St., Amherst. 413-259-3300. info@amherstmedia.org.

Harry Potter Spelling Bee: 6 to 7:30 p.m. A way for children and adults to test their Harry Potter knowledge and have fun spelling. All ages are welcome. Register at the library. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

“Reducing Our Plastic Footprint: Experiences from the European Union”: 7 p.m. A lecture on single-use plastic by EU Counsellor Guiliana Torta. Free. Stoddard Hall, 17 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2760. scmagen@smith.edu.

Workshop for Young Sound Artists: 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. For teen sound enthusiasts of all skill levels: learn how to record and edit audio. Make a piece of sound art or start a podcast. Sign up required. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org.

Friday, 26 Dance

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Amherst Ballet and featuring the Amherst High School Symphonic Orchestra. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. 413-549-1555. info@amherstballet.org. aomtheatre.com.

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.

Ballroom Dance: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Free. Grace Lutheran Church, 1552 Westfield St., West Springfield. 413-797-6027. tbn8@aol.com.

UMass Junior Choreography Dance Projects: 7:30 p.m. $5 to $10; free for UMass students. Totman Performance Lab, 30 Eastman Lane, Amherst. 413-545-2511. music@music.umass.edu.

Duke Ellington Dance Party: 7 p.m. In celebration of Ellington’s 120th birthday. Presented by Ellen Cogen and Wayne Roberts. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Literary Arts

“Found in Amherst”: 7 to 9 p.m. An evening of shared stories, poetry, images, objects, ideas and more. Bring your own thing found in Amherst. Free. Laughing Dog Bicycles, 63 South Pleasant St., Amherst. 413-253-7722. anntwe@gmail.com.

Poetry Reading: 7 to 9 p.m. Hedgerow Books & Friends presents a reading of humorous poems by local poets Mary A. Koncel and Carol Potter. Free. Bread Euphoria Bakery & Café, 206 Main St., Haydenville. hedgerowbooks1@gmail.com.

“The Maltese Jordans” with Seth Harwood: 7 p.m. Harwood reads from the latest installment in his Jack Palms crime saga. Free. White Square Books, 86 Cottage St., Easthampton. 413-203-1717. whitesquarebooks@gmail.com.

Music

Cindertalk and Jonny Rodgers: 8 to 10 p.m. A musician with folk and classical backgrounds gives intricate, experimental performances using tuned wine glasses as the primary instrument $18 to $24. A.P.E. Flex Space, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-588-7439. seriousplaytheatre@gmail.com.

CO2: 7 to 11 p.m. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. 413-532-1800. info@logcabin-delaney.com.

Corey Laitman with Clayton Sabine and Aaron Chesley: 8 to 10:30 p.m. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-9960. info@stonechurchvt.com.

Dolunay and Çesni Trios: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Trio Dolunay (Turkish for “full moon”) and Çesni Trio bring traditional and contemporary Turkish music to Greenfield. $15 to $25. The Episcopal Church of St. James & Andrew, 8 Church St., Greenfield. 802-460-0110. sca@sover.net.

Mount Holyoke College Jazz Ensembles Celebrate 20 Years: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Celebrate the Jazz Ensembles’ anniversary with great tunes from the past 20 years. Mark Gionfriddo directs. Free. Pratt Hall’s McCulloch Auditorium, 50 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2306. cwrobles@mtholyoke.edu.

Fourth Annual Benefit Concert for MANNA Soup Kitchen: 7 to 8 p.m. With the Northamptones a capella choir and the Northampton High School chamber choir. Free will donation at the door. Edwards Church, 297 Main St., Northampton. 518-859-0670. nehamazayit@gmail.com.

The Proletariat, Moving Targets, Fem. Aggression and Human Ignorance: 8 to 11:30 p.m. The Proletariat is considered one of the most influential punk bands of its era. High-energy hardcore punk infused with art-punk excitement. $12 to $14. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

UMass Symphony Band: Symphonic Landscapes: 7:30 p.m. Directed by Dr. Matthew Westgate. Music by Vaughn Williams, Persichetti, Rolf Rudin and Alex Shapiro. $5 to $10; free for UMass students. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-2511. music@music.umass.edu.

The Turbos: 9 p.m. Columbus, Ohio-based rock band. Ages 21 and up. $5. The O’s Music Bar, 330 Amherst Road, Sunderland.

Opal Canyon Album Release Show: 7:30 p.m. With Dennis Crommett. $10 to $13. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton.

Theater

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

“Crazy for You”: 7:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“Pericles”: 7 to 8:30 p.m. A journey across the seas and cultures to relate to our human disasters. Pay what you can. Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. therig.theater@gmail.com.

“Sorry” — A Play by Richard Nelson: 7:30 to 9 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.

“Tales of the Lost Formicans”: 7:30 p.m. $18 to $25. The Perch at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. silverthornetheater.org.

Festivals & Fairs

Radical Interconnectedness Festival: 5 to 9 p.m. Art of all kinds created by artists addressing the concerns of marginalized communities. $20. Several Turners Falls venues. Visit eggtooth.org for a full schedule of events.

Potpourri

Eileen Fisher/PVPA Fashion Show: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Eileen Fisher (store), 24 Pleasant St., Northampton.

Saturday, 27

Dance

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: 7:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

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.

UMass Junior Choreography Dance Projects: 7:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Words Workshop with Rythea Lee: Noon to 3 p.m. Connect to your body and your words. $40. School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, 25 Main St., Northampton. 413-695-1799. jenscdt@gmail.com.

Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Featuring live music by Champagne Jam. ELMM Community Center, 21 Durkee St., Winchester, N.H. 603-357-0794.

Literary Arts

Inaugural Florence Poetry Carnival: 2 to 6 p.m. Playfully interact with the writing and reading of poetry. Games and guests. Free. Civic Building, 90 Park St., Florence. florencepoetrycarnival@gmail.com.

Freedom & Struggle Song Swap: 5 to 7:30 p.m. A place for everyone — of all ages and talents — to sing. Bring your own songs. Rise Up Singing and potluck. $5 to $10 suggested donation. The Episcopal Church of Saints James & Andrew, 71 Federal St., Greenfield. 413-658-7011. jasper@dancespree.org.

Shirley Forrest Nomakeo Book Signing: 2 to 4 p.m. Author and Holyoke resident Forrest Nomakeo will sign copies of her novel “The Summer Palace.” Free. Barnes and Noble, 7 Holyoke St., Holyoke. 413-535-6056. sforrestnomakeo@gmail.com.

Meet Jerry Craft: 1 p.m. Craft will talk about his graphic novel, “New Kid,” and his publishing journey. $6 to $22.50 museum admission. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. workstudy@carlemuseum.org.

Northampton Poets Laureate Reading: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Outgoing Northampton poet laureate Amy Dryansky introduces the new laureate Karen Skolfield at a community reading. Free. Florence Civic Center, 90 Park St., Florence.

Music

Chamber Ensemble Recital Series: 3 to 5 p.m. Keene State College Saxophone and Brass Ensembles present “Screen Time,” featuring music from favorite movies and television shows. Free. Keene State College, 229 Main St., Keene, N.H. 603-358-2168. boxoffice@keene.edu.

Cindertalk and Jonny Rodgers: 8 to 10 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Climate Healing Concert and Cafe: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. With Kate O’Connor and Rico Spence’s ensemble, A Beautiful Future. Followed by discussion of ideas for taking climate action. Free. Arcadia Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

F. Alex Johnson: 6 to 8 p.m. Award-winning guitarist and Colorway frontman Johnson plays two hours of tunes from his 28 years in the Pioneer Valley. Free. Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe, 206 Main St., Williamsburg. 413-268-7757. alex@colorwaymusic.com.

Dancing Dream ABBA Tribute Band: 7 to 9:30 p.m. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Turners Falls High School Theater, 222 Turnpike Road, Montague. 413-218-3243. jp44@comcast.net.

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

Flute and Piano Recital: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. $10 admission to benefit the scholarship fund. Northampton Community Music Center, 139 South St., Northampton. 413-585-0001. sam@ncmc.net.

Irish (and Other) Traditional Music Session: 3 to 6 p.m. Open session for traditional music including Irish, Scottish, old-time and New England contra. Meets the fourth Saturday of every month. Free. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

The Joe Belmont Experience — With Special Guest Samirah Evans: 7 p.m. Accomplished veterans of the Northeast music scene playing jazz, funk and blues. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. marketing@hawksandreed.com.

Free Range: 8 to 11 p.m. $3. Wheelerville Community Club, 698 East Main St., Orange. 978-544-3960. wheelervillecc@gmail.com.

Sing-Along Concert: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Celebrate Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday. Benefit concert for Climate Action Now. With Emma’s Revolution, Charlie King, Sally Rogers, Annie Patterson and Peter Blood. $10 to $50; free for children. Unitarian Universalist Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main St., Northampton. 413-575-7345. susantheberge@icloud.com.

Flathead Rodeo: 8 to 11 p.m. Rockabilly, country and western swing. Free. The Harp Irish Pub, 163 Sunderland Road, Amherst.

Trinary System, TinVulva and The Original Cowards: 10 p.m. Trinary System: Roger Miller’s post-punk progressive band. TinVulva: grunge from New York City. The Original Cowards: soul, punk and rock ’n’ roll. $5. The Wheelhouse at Hawks & Reed, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. marketing@hawksandreed.com.

Ukulele Strum Group: 10 a.m. to noon. A community ukulele club that meets to sing together and practice playing. New members of all levels and listeners welcome. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

UMass Wind Ensemble & Studio Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Directed by Matthew Westgate and Felipe Salles, with guest composer-in-residence, David Biedenbender. $5 to $10; free for UMass students. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-2511. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Roots All-Stars: 9 p.m. to midnight. Featuring Dave Boatwright, Boo Pearson, Andrew Moon, Noah Telly, Rob Moss and special guest Simon White. Free. Deja Brew Café & Pub, 57 Lockes Village Road, Wendell.

Theater

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

“Crazy for You”: 7:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

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

“Baltimore”: 2 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Three Saturday Exploratory Workshops: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A collaborative exploration of water in word, movement, sound and text. Dress for movement and bring a vessel to hold water $20. Eastworks’ Serious Play Studio Unit 233, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-588-7439. seriousplaytheatre@gmail.com.

“Tales of the Lost Formicans”: 7:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Comedy

Happier Valley World Open Cup Grand Prix Series Derby Bowl Championship: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Two teams of improvisers face off through scenes and games for glory. Followed by a showcase and open improv jam. $13. Happier Valley Comedy Theater, 1 Mill Valley Road, Hadley. info@happiervalley.com.

Art

15th Annual Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Self-guided studio tour of 24 potters at nine locations. Explore scenic roads in pursuit of the art of clay from Northfield to Northampton. Free. Multiple western Massachusetts locations, including 908 Ryan Road, Florence. 413-824-6506. high_fired@hotmail.com. Visit asparagusvalleypotterytrail.com for a full map.

5th Annual Hilltown Draw-Around: Noon to midnight. An all-ages 12-hour community festival of art-making, music, food and fun. A pay-what-you-can benefit for ARTeens after-school program. Cowell Gymnasium, 51 Maple St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-2782. liveson504@gmail.com.

Art Happening in Millers Falls: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open studios, music, crafts, art demonstrations, performers, children’s activities and more. Free. 28 Bridge St., Millers Falls. 508-243-6307. ergrab@gmail.com.

Ware Spring Shop Hop: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Art Works Gallery, 69 Main St., Ware. 413-277-6909. cinallen10@gmail.com.

Festivals & Fairs

Northfield Free Fix-It Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Northfield Elementary School, 104 Main St., Northfield. 413-498-0245. TransitionNorthfieldMA@gmail.com.

Fifth Annual Stash Bash: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring yarn, craft supplies, buttons, fabric, scrapbooking supplies, beads and thread. Our Lady of Peace Church, 90 7th St., Turners Falls.

Radical Interconnectedness Festival: 5 to 9 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Übeer Fest: 4 to 7 p.m. Quality local, regional and global brews. $35 to $45. Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. valleybeertrail.com.

Potpourri

Amherst Dessert Crawl: 1 to 2:30 p.m. 10 mini-desserts from 10 Amherst restaurants. $10. Advance tickets available at AJ Hastings; day of event tickets available at the Visitor Information Center, 35 South Pleasant St., Amherst. 413-658-5572. info@readertoreader.org.

“Plastic Play”: 10:15 to 11 a.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Frogs and Salamanders: 10 a.m. to noon. Learn about amphibians, search Arcadia’s pond and look in the woods. Wear boots. For families with children ages 4 and up. $6 to $8. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Gregory Wilson Postcard Talk: 2 to 3:30 p.m. An illustrated talk about the history and collecting of local postcards. Shows highlights of Wilson’s collection of 1,500 cards that were donated to Forbes. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Second Annual Ronald McDonald House of Springfield Red Shoe 5K Walk/Run: 8 to 11 a.m. $5 to $35. Ronald McDonald House of Springfield, 34 Chapin Terrace, Springfield. 413-794-5683. megen@rmhc-wma.org.

Erving Town-Wide Tag Sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Book sale, perennial and hanging plant sale, and bath salt sale. Continues through the first weeks of May. Free. Erving Public Library, 17 Moore St., Erving. 413-423-3348. ervinglibraryfriends@gmail.com.

Franklin County Spring 5K: 11:30 a.m. Registration starts at 10 a.m. Followed by a parade from Sheffield Elementary School at 1 p.m. Turners Falls High School, 222 Turnpike Road, Turners Falls.

“The Art of Upcycling”: 2:30 p.m. Learn about upcycling plastic bags through the process of fusing with Lou Leelyn of Lou’s Upcycles. Using the heat and pressure of a household iron, a new type of textile is formed from un-recyclable plastic bags and wrappers that would usually be thrown away. Each participant will create a project using fused textiles. Registration required; call to register. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-259-3096.

“Better Angels: A Process for Depolarizing America”: 1 p.m. Presentation on the national organization bringing reds and blues together to create understanding. With Karen Fogliatti. Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main St., Greenfield.

Sunday, 28 Dance

WIP, SCDT Works-in-Progress: 4:30 to 6 p.m. $5. School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, 25 Main St., fourth floor, Northampton. 413-695-1799. jenscdt@gmail.com.

Literary Arts

Comic Workshop with Artists Dan Nott and Daryl Seitchik: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Be guided through the process of crafting characters, environments and stories to create your own page of comics. For ages 9 to 14. $29.75 to $35. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. workstudy@carlemuseum.org.

Active Citizens Book Group Reads “A Nation of Nations”: 4 to 6 p.m. Discuss current affairs in the U.S. and around the world. Meets the last Sunday of the month. Free. The Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

Shakespeare Group Reads “The Winter’s Tale”: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The club reads one play each month and its discussions are led by UMass professor Arthur Kinney. Contact the store for location. Free. The Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

Straw Dog Writers Guild Literary Rendezvous: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Featured readers Trish Crapo and Janet MacFadyen. Open to all poets and poetry lovers. Sign up for open mic by 2:45. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. info@strawdogwriters.org.

Music

Banish Misfortune, Traditional Irish Music: 5 to 8 p.m. Traditional Irish hornpipes, reels, jigs, waltzes, slides, airs, polkas, songs and craic. Free. Northampton Brewery, 11 Brewster Court, Northampton. 413-586-4997. davemeuser@msn.com.

Fifth Annual Spring Recital: 2 p.m. Baritone Steve Curylo and pianist Clifton Noble will give a classical recital. Free. Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front St., Chicopee. 413-575-7823. scurylo@crocker.com.

Stephen Page Quartet: 7 p.m. An evening of grand piano jazz, with special guest Juke Joint Jazz. $18 in advance; $20 at the door. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton. 413-530-1512. jukejointjazz@gmail.com.

Ukulele Strum-Along: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Easy songs and laid-back instruction. Call to reserve a ukulele. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-259-3096. ryanj@joneslibrary.org.

UMass University Chorale and Opera Workshop: 5 p.m. Repertoire by Scarlatti, Hogan, Bizet, Verdi, Strauss and more. Free. First Congregational Church, 165 Main St., Amherst. 413-577-2154. music@music.umass.edu.

UMass Vocal Jazz Ensemble: 1 p.m. Directed by Catherine Jensen-Hole. $5 to $10; free for UMass students. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-2511. music@music.umass.edu.

Valley Jazz Voices Sings & Swings: 2 to 5 p.m. Valley Jazz Voices sings a swinging mix of jazz tunes, with trio led by Jim Argiro. Valley Jazz Divas opens the show. Followed by open mic. $10. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. ruthgriggs03@gmail.com.

Master Vocal Class for Songwriters: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Western Mass Songwriters Collaborative master vocal class led by Janet Ryan. Educational and vocal critique; bring one song. $20 to $25. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. sparkieallison@charter.net.

Mamma’s Marmalade Album Release Show: 7 p.m. With Izzy Heltai. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton.

Pioneer Valley Brass: 2 p.m. Free. Trinitarian Congregational Church, 32 Athol Road, Warwick.

4D1G Ministries: 3 p.m. Hymn sing and some southern gospel music. Goshen Congregational Church, 45 Main St., Goshen.

Barbara Ween and Gisele Litalien: 6 to 8 p.m. Singing classic jazz and Brazilian favorites. $10. Iconica Social Cafe, 1 Amber Lane, Northampton.

Theater

“Sorry” — A Play by Richard Nelson: 2 to 3:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“Tales of the Lost Formicans”: 2 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“Rabbi with a Past: A Birthday Celebration with Stories and Music”: 6:30 p.m. Written, directed, produced and performed by Andrea CK. Optional donation to The Rabbi with a Past Fund. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Art

15th Annual Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Festivals & Fairs

Gently Used Children’s Book Sale: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Kendrick Park, East Pleasant Street, Amherst. 413-259-3345. bbbshc@CHD.org.

Women’s Fest: 3 to 6 p.m. Selling clothes, DVDs, CDs, books and items from women-owned businesses. Free appetizers, cash bar and a raffle of local products. Polish American Citizens Club, 46 South Main St., South Deerfield.

Potpourri

“Parenting for Racial Justice” — A Two-Part Workshop: 1 to 4 p.m. Get support in talking with children about racism, whiteness and white supremacy culture, and the need for racial equity and justice. $5 to $50. Sunnyside Childcare Center, 557 Easthampton Road, Northampton. 206-714-4899. elde.kristen@gmail.com.

“Soap, Wool and Water”: 1 to 3 p.m. Flo Rosenstock, fiber artist, leads a workshop on making colorful felted soap — soap and a washcloth in one. Take home your creation. $1 for materials. Amherst History Museum, 67 Amity St., Amherst. 413-256-0678. mcurlingcurator@hotmail.com.

“Growing Our Clothes: Local Lambs in Linen”: 1 to 4 p.m. Farmers and artisans will present and invite the public to share in a variety of activities related to growing and the use of fiber. Refreshments while they last. Free. Shelburne Historical Society Library and Museum, 33 Severance St., Shelburne. 413-625-6150. shelburnehistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

Monday, 29

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.

Literary Arts

Poetry Cafe: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bring a poem (or a few) to share — either yours or a favorite poet’s — or just come to listen. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

Music

Jeff Holmes Big Band with Dawning Holmes: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Celebrating Duke Ellington’s 120th birthday. Classic and contemporary renditions. Free. 121 Club at Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton.

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.

“Travels and Travails” — Voces Feminae Spring Concert: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Catherine Bell directs music by Dufay and more. With guests the Five College Medieval Ensemble, directed by Robert Eisenstein. Free. Mount Holyoke College’s Abbey Chapel, 50 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2306. cwrobles@mtholyoke.edu.

UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Directed by Morihiko Nakahara. Featuring Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade.” $5 to $10; free for UMass students. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-2511. 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.

Tuesday, 30 Dance

Five College West African Music Ensemble: 8 to 9:30 p.m. Ghanaian and Togolese music and dance with famed performers Kwaku Manu, Kwabena Boateng and Nani Agbeli. Directed by Faith Conant. Free. Pratt Hall’s McCulloch Auditorium, 50 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2306. cwrobles@mtholyoke.edu.

Literary Arts

Mirabai Bush Lecture: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Bush is a writer, teacher and co-founder of the Center for Contemplative Mind. She will be discussing her new book, “Walking Each Other Home.” Free. Christopher Heights of Northampton, 50 Village Hill Road, Northampton. 413-584-0701. kbrumbaugh@christopherheights.com.

Special Storytime: Books in Translation: 10:30 to 11 a.m. Find out what happens when a book leaves its home language and moves into another. $6 to $22.50 museum admission. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. workstudy@carlemuseum.org.

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.

Minivan, Idol Brain and Lucie Rosenfeld: 8 to 11 p.m. Minivan is the electropop drag persona of Ron Shalom. Six character transformations using live-controlled custom lights. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. New York City-based saxophonist Stacy Dillard 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 Chapel Jazz Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. Directed by David Sporny. $5 to $10; free for UMass students. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-2511. music@music.umass.edu.

Film

Film Screening and Discussion: “Minding the Gap”: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A coming-of-age saga of three skateboarding friends in their Rust Belt hometown. Free. Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St., Keene, N.H. 603-352-0157. mbush@ci.keene.nh.us.

Screening of “The End of Meat”: 6:30 to 9 p.m. A documentary envisioning a future where meat consumption belongs to the past. Light vegan refreshments served. Free. Cafe Evolution, 22 Chestnut St., Florence. mtardiff78@gmail.com.

Potpourri

“The Creation of the Quabbin Reservoir”: 7 p.m. Quabbin historian and author J. R. Greene will present a narrated slide program of scenes relating to the creation of the Quabbin Reservoir. The program concludes with views of life in the towns prior to the flooding, with a focus on Pelham. A collection of Greene’s books will be for sale. Free. Pelham Library’s Ramsdell Room, 2 South Valley Road, Pelham.

Wednesday, 1 Dance

Creacion Latin Big Band: 7 p.m. Salsa, cha cha, boogaloo, merengue, cumbia, son and bolero styles. Open floor for dancers. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. marketing@hawksandreed.com.

Literary Arts

Brian Adams Reads: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Adams, author and professor emeritus at Greenfield Community College, reads from his new novel “Offline.” Free. Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-4235. roxie@broadsidebooks.com.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Discussion: 7 to 8 p.m. This month’s book discussion will be about “Who Fears Death” by Nnedi Okorafor. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Music

Orange is the New Black’s Big Boo: Lea DeLaria in Concert: 7:30 p.m. Beloved and outspoken actress, comedian, musician and gay icon Lea DeLaria brings comedy and impressive jazz vocals to the Fine Arts Center stage. $10 to $45. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-2511. facbox@umass.edu.

UMass Research in Music Series: A Talk by Nathan Martin: 12:20 p.m. On corpus studies and close listening. Free. Fine Arts Center Room 365, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. mlonghi@umass.edu.

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

Art

Artist Angela Zammarelli: 5:30 p.m. Free. UMassFive College Federal Credit Union, 200 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley. 413-545-3672. bhwolfson@acad.umass.edu.

“How to Get an Intern”: 6 to 8 p.m. Info session for artists/creative business owners. Get tips on designing a great internship and complying with labor laws. Refreshments included. Free. A.P.E Gallery, 126 Main St., Northampton. 413-545-2360. aes@acad.umass.edu.


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