Arts & Culture Calendar: April 4 to April 10, 2019

Published: 4/3/2019 5:22:44 PM
Thursday, 4 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

Poetry Reading by Amit Majmudar: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Majmudar won the 2019 Anne Halley Poetry Prize for his poem, “Invasive Species.” Free. Amherst Books, 8 Main St., Amherst. 413-545-2689. massrev@external.umass.edu.

Open Circle Poetry: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Celebrate National Poetry Month with an open mic. Bring a poem or two to share, or come to listen. Free. Meekins Library, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg. 413-268-7472. rwildfong@cwmars.org.

Kate Lila Wheeler Reading: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wheeler will read from her novel, “Red Lotus,” currently being revised. Free. Seelye Hall Room 201, 2 Seelye Drive, Northampton.

Music

Bluegrass Jam: 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Upbeat weekly jam welcomes all pickers and music lovers, too. Free. The O’s, 330 Amherst Road, Sunderland. 413-527-4157. st1ss344ebs@charter.net.

Miro Sprague Residency Night 3 — Sprague, Jaffe, Ennis Quintet: 7:30 p.m. $15 to $50. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Oakland Stroke and The Shadow Twisters: 7:30 p.m. Oakland Stoke is a Tower of Power and Santana tribute band. The Shadow Twisters play classic rock, pop and soul music from the ’60s and ’70s. $5. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

UMass Percussion Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. $5 to $10. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-2511. music@music.umass.edu.

Big Woods Voices: 7 p.m. Original arrangements informed by Americana and world music traditions. $15 to $20 suggested donation. Email bigwoodsvoices@gmail.com for the private Greenfield address.

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.

Dan Kirouac: 1:30 p.m. Some of the nation’s best-loved songs of the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s will be revisited and reinterpreted by the simplicity of one acoustic guitar and one vocalist. Free to members of the senior center community. Orange Senior Center (within the Orange Armory), 135 East Main St., Orange. 978-544-3481.

Theater

“Clue: On Stage” (High School Edition): 7 p.m. $3 to $5. Greenfield High School, 21 Barr Ave., Greenfield.

The UMass Theatre Guild Presents “The Secret in the Wings”: 7:30 to 10 p.m. This show explores the dark side of lesser known fairytales of the Brothers Grimm. $8 to $12. Fine Arts Center, Arts Bridge Room 434, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 781-354-3533. nzadykowicz@umass.edu.

“Them What Brung You”: 7:30 p.m. Part of Smith College’s new play reading series. By Tanya Ritchie, Class of 2019. Free. Acting Studio 1, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, 122 Green St., Northampton.

“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

Parent Cafe for Dads: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Three-week group open to fathers with young children. Sharing experiences and learning skills around parenting. With child care and supper. Free. Bridge Street School, 2 Parsons St., Northampton. 413-587-1471. mgerry@northampton-k12.us.

Friday, 5 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.

“Perception Shift”: 7 to 9 p.m. The Catalyst Dance Company presents an exploration of social justice issues with student-choreographed works. $3 to $10. Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, 15 Mulligan Drive, South Hadley. 413-552-1580. lcappello@pvpa.org.

Music

Second Annual Draper Battle of the Bands: 8 to 11 p.m. Free. Smith College’s Davis Ballroom, 13 Henshaw Ave., Northampton. 413-585-3653. draper@smith.edu.

Daniel Levin and A. Eithne Hamilton Duo with Eliot Cardinaux: 7:30 to 10 p.m. An immersive visual and aural experience. $15. Anchor House of Artists Experimental Performance Arena, 518 Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-588-4337. artists@anchorhouseartists.org.

Guitar Festival Performance: 7:30 p.m. Featuring Welson Tremura, Jose Lezcano, Ted Mann, John Zevos and the Keene State Festival Orchestra. Free. Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center, 90 Wyman Way, Keene, N.H. 603-358-2168. music@keene.edu.

Miro Sprague Residency Night 4: The Music of Stevie Wonder Featuring Moonlight Davis: 8 p.m. $15 to $50. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Music Workshop: Improvisation with Wayne Smith: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Amherst College’s 103 Converse Hall, 100 Boltwood Ave., Amherst. 413-542-8208. jrobinson@amherst.edu.

Premier Swing Band: 7 to 8 p.m. Eight-piece ensemble performing big band swing favorites. Free. Clapp Memorial Library, 19 South Main St., Belchertown. 413-323-0417. smccormick@cwmars.org.

Sigma Alpha Iota Lambda Phi Benefit Concert: 7 to 9 p.m. The sisters of SAI will put on a Benefit Concert for Music Drives Us, a local nonprofit that supplies grants to music programs. Free, but donations encouraged. Herter Hall Auditorium Room 227, 161 President’s Drive, Amherst. kfaul@umass.edu.

Soul Remedy: Music and Comedy for the Soul: 7:30 p.m. Cindy Foster is a stand-up comedian and internet sensation with a global following. Eva Davenport is a singer, songwriter and performer. $10 in advance; $20 day of show The Perch at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

John Sheldon and Annie Guthrie: 7 p.m. Folk, Americana music. $18 in advance; $23 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

“Raise Your Voices”: 8 p.m. Includes music by Jeffrey Douma, Alice Parker and Stephen Paulus, and concludes with traditional Amherst songs. $5 to $10; free to Five College students. Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center, 53 College St., Amherst. 413-542-2195. concerts@amherst.edu.

JP Cormier: 7 to 9 p.m. Preceded by a potluck at 6 p.m. Singer, songwriter, guitarist and fiddler from Cape Breton Island. $20. Call 413-824-8844 or email lfhconcerts@gmail.com for the private Greenfield address.

Theater

“Clue: On Stage” (High School Edition): 7 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

The UMass Theatre Guild Presents “The Secret in the Wings”: 7:30 to 10 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“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

“Left Luggage”: 7 p.m. Live music at 7, screening at 7:30. $4 to $6. Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls.

Potpourri

“Penny’s From Heaven”: 7:30 p.m. An evening of music and dancing with DJ Johnny Memphis, colorful cuisine, creative cocktails, a sock hop and special guests in celebration of Penny Burke. $25. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton.

Saturday, 6 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.

“Perception Shift”: 7 to 9 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Pioneer Valley Ballet’s “Beauty and the Beast”: 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. A family-friendly ballet that tells the powerful story of a strong young woman who discovers the true meaning of love in an unexpected place. $22.50 to $43. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton.

The Equalites Reggae Dance Party: 9 p.m. to midnight. Free. Deja Brew Café & Pub, 57 Lockes Village Road, Wendell.

Literary Arts

Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Song & Story Swap: 7 to 10 p.m. With topical singer-songwriters Joshua Garcia and Ben Grosscup. Opening round theme: “Public officials.” $7.50. Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst. 413-687-5002. paulkaplanmusic@gmail.com.

Special Storytime: Aaron Becker: 2 p.m. Join Caldecott Honor artist Becker as he reads from his new book “You Are Light,” an elegant ode to the phenomenon of light. $6 to $22.50 museum admission. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. workstudy@carlemuseum.org.

Storybook Trail: A Hike with Charlie: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take a stroll while you read the story in the kiosks along the hiking trail. Free. Fort River Birding and Nature Trail, 69 Moodybridge Road, Hadley. 413-548-8002. Tasha_Daniels@fws.gov.

Writing Workshop: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Daily Hampshire Gazette columnist Joe Gannon leads a writing workshop designed to help you get your letters and guest op-eds published. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1011. info@forbeslibrary.org.

Music

21st Annual High School Jazz Festival: 8 a.m. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. music@music.umass.edu.

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.

Argus Quartet: 11 a.m. to noon. Plus parallel activities for wiggly children (with a parent). Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-259-3223. ryanj@joneslibrary.org.

Baroque and Classical Choral Music: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. By the Greenfield Community College Chorus. Free. The Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew, 8 Church St., Greenfield. 413-775-1171. singing@crocker.com.

Gumboots: The Music of Paul Simon: 7 p.m. A collective of New England musicians performing the music of legendary songwriter Paul Simon. $12 in advance; $16 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Local Vocal Chord Bowl: 7 to 9:30 p.m. A multi-generational line-up of Pioneer Valley high school, college and adult a cappella groups, hosted by Green Street Brew. $8 to $15. Northampton High School, 380 Elm St., Northampton. 413-320-7234. ellenaugarten@gmail.com.

Music at Amherst Chamber Series Presents: Argus Quartet: 8 p.m. $12 to $28. Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Building, 53 College St., Amherst. 413-542-2195. concerts@amherst.edu.

The O-Tones and Les Boulevardiers: 7 to 11 p.m. $15 in advance: $20 at the door. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Owen Manure, Grey Matter and Izzy Hagerup: 8 to 11 p.m. Punk. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

Rusted Shame: 9 p.m. Rusted 1990s rock, classic rock and a few in between. The O’s Music Bar, 330 Amherst Road, Sunderland. 413-320-6269. shamerusted@gmail.com.

Wycliffe Gordon and His International All Stars: 8 p.m. Gordon performs on trombone, slide trumpet and other brass instruments. $10 to $35. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413- 545- 2511. facbox@umass.edu.

The Suitcase Junket: 8 p.m. With Aubrey Haddard. $20. Shea Theater Arts Center, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls.

The Green Sisters: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Harmonies of voice and acoustical instrumental music from the 1950s, barbershop, folk, Celtic and today’s originals. Coffeehouse-style evening with complimentary coffee. $8. First Universalist Church of Orange, 31 North Main St., Orange.

Tim Eriksen: 7:30 p.m. Interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. $10 to $20. Ashfield Community Hall, 521 Main St., Ashfield.

Theater

“Clue: On Stage” (High School Edition): 2 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“Moving Water” — Three Saturday Exploratory Workshops: Noon to 3 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 233, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-588-7439. seriousplaytheatre@gmail.com.

The UMass Theatre Guild Presents “The Secret in the Wings”: 1 to 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 to 10 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

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

“The Pillowman”: 7:30 p.m. Directed by Justin Fetterman. $13 to $15. The Perch at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield.

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

Comedy

The Understudies: An Improvised Musical: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Four improvisers create an entire musical from scratch. Followed by a showcase and open improv jam. $10. Happier Valley Comedy Theater, 1 Mill Valley Road, Hadley. info@happiervalley.com.

Film

“Farmer of the Year”: 3 to 4:30 p.m. and 8 to 9:30 p.m. Film by New England filmmakers. Both in transition, an aging farmer and his granddaughter go on a road trip. $10. Bing Arts Center, 716 Sumner Ave., Springfield. 413-731-9730. info@bingartscenter.org.

“Left Luggage”: 7 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Festivals & Fairs

Children’s Festival: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Indoor and outdoor play, fire and DPW trucks, and crafts and building. Free. Jackson Street School, 120 Jackson St., Northampton. 413-587-1471. earlychildhood@northampton-k12.us.

Hands Across the Valley Quilt Show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Show with more than 250 quilts. Also featuring a special exhibit of American quilts from the Jane Pratt Fitzpatrick Collection of Hancock Shaker Village. $5 to $10; free for children under age 12. UMass Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst.

Home Improvement and Garden Expo: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participating businesses include Aerus Electrolux, All About Trees, Bath Fitter, Cleveland Electric LLC, Gill CC Woodworks, Integrated Solar Applications, LeafFilter North of New York LLC, Rueter Foundation Repair and Southwest Tribal Arts. The River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.

Potpourri

Saturday Parents Group: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free child care. Free. The Village Closet, 2 Main St., Cummington. 413-650-3640. info@hilltownvillage.org.

Wicked Tall: Tall Girls Clothing Swap: 3 to 6 p.m. For people over 6 feet tall. LGBTQIA friendly. Free. Email amazongoddess@wickedtall.com for the private street address in Ashfield.

Pancake Breakfast Benefit: 8 to 11 a.m. To benefit the Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter. With a dog-themed raffle. United Church of Bernardston, 58 Church St., Bernardston. 413-824-0057.

“Lies We Tell Our Children”: 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. A few words from elementary school-age children, followed by structured small group conversations. With Nai’mah Muhammed and Gloria Matlock. Light snacks and free child care available. Free. First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St., Greenfield. email@racialjusticerising.org.

Pioneer Valley Roller Derby: 4 p.m. Doubleheader. Western Mass Destruction versus Hurt of the Commonwealth in the first game; United Front versus Mad Knockers in the second game. $5 to $10; free for children ages 6 and under. The Bunker, 296 Nonotuck St., Northampton.

Sunday, 7Dance

Cape Breton Music and Culture: 2 to 4 p.m. Enjoy Traditional fiddle and dance music of Cape Breton Island with Troy MacGillivray and Andrea Beaton. $20 to $30. Fabric of Life, 80 Bassett Road, Shelburne. jennifer@fabric-of-life.org.

Literary Arts

Poetry Reading with George Abraham and Martín Espada: 3 p.m. Free. Jones Library’s Goodwin Room, 43 Amity St., Amherst.

Music

Anne Louise White and Friends Benefit Concert for ARISE: 7 to 9 p.m. An evening of acoustic jazz and folk music to benefit “Arise for Social Justice.” $15. Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, 121 North Pleasant St., Amherst. annieluigie@gmail.com.

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.

Jazz Worship Service with the Bob Sparkman Trio: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. United Congregational Church of Holyoke, 300 Appleton St., Holyoke. 413-532-1483. jillian.silver@hotmail.com.

UMass Faculty Concert: Nadine Shank, Piano: 4:30 p.m. Music by Jackson Berkey, Saint-Saens, Rachmaninoff, Uebayashi and Nago. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. music@music.umass.edu.

Windham Orchestra: 3 p.m. $15 to $40. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.

Pianist Rafael Tacaki: 2 p.m. Free. First Universalist Church, 31 North Main St., Orange.

Jim Malcolm: 4:30 p.m. Traveling the world with his guitar and harmonicas, he sings the traditional songs of Scotland and his own masterfully crafted songs in a style that is modern and accessible, yet authentic. With potluck and open music session. $20 donation. Polish American Citizens Club, 46 South Main St., South Deerfield.

Theater

MoCo Arts Elementary School Musical: “Compose Yourself”: 1 to 2 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. Join the fun as a group of children meet some of the great composers of the past. Performed by MoCo Arts students in second to fifth grade. $10. MoCo Arts, 40 Roxbury St., Keene, N.H. 603-357-2100. info@moco.org.

“The Pillowman”: 3 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

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

Film

Short Film Showcase: 2 to 3:30 p.m. An afternoon of food shorts. $9 to $15. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst. 413-256-4900. programs@yiddishbookcenter.org.

Festivals & Fairs

Hands Across the Valley Quilt Show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Potpourri

Common Share Food Co-op 500 and Counting Party: 3 to 5 p.m. Common Share Food Co-op (formerly Amherst Food Co-op) celebrates 500 members with fun, food and music. Free. AmherstWorks, 11 Amity St., Amherst. 413-387-7800. community@commonsharefood.coop.

Bruneau and Co. Auctioneers Consignment Tour: 4 to 8 p.m. Specialists Kevin Bruneau, president of Bruneau and Co. and Travis Landry, director of pop culture at Bruneau and Co. and collectibles appraiser for the Antiques Roadshow will be reviewing antiques, fine art, jewelry, collectibles, comics and toys brought in. Free. Northampton Hotel, 36 King St., Northampton. 401-447-8182. press@bruneauandco.com.

Make Your Own Oval Pottery Platter: 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Leyden potter Rhonda Wainshilbaum teaches you how to roll out clay to form, design and paint for firing your own functional decorative work of art. $90. Deerfield Valley Art Association, 105 Main St., Northfield. 413-225-3132. genabate333@gmail.com.

Second Annual Syrup Stampede 5K Run or Walk: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. With pancakes. Benefits Empty Arms Bereavement Support. $30. Look Park, 300 Main St., Florence. info@syrupstampede.com. syrupstampede.com.

Monday, 8 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. robinhayden.o@gmail.com. amherstecd.org.

Literary Arts

Jennifer DuBois Reading: 7 to 8:30 p.m. DuBois, author of “A Partial History of Lost Causes” and “Cartwheel,” reads from her latestnovel, “The Spectators.” Free. Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-4235. roxie@broadsidebooks.com.

Poetry Reading by Peter Cole: 6 p.m. Cole will read some of his poetry, including “A Winters Trail,” inspired by the art of artist Terry Winters. Free. Fine Arts Center lobby, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-3672. bhwolfson@acad.umass.edu.

Second Monday Book Discussion: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Focusing on “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Music

UMass Jazz Ensemble 1 and Jazz Lab Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. Music includes a mix of classic Count Basie-type charts and three new arrangements by current and former UMass students. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. music@music.umass.edu.

Film

“The Gilded Cage: Northampton’s Last Water-Powered Elevator”: 6 to 8 p.m. A film by Stan Sherer. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

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.

“Women, Money, Death and Patriarchy: The Kenyan Experience” Lecture by Mary Njeri Kinyanjui: 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, 83 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2275. nroubini@mtholyoke.edu.

Tuesday, 9 Dance

Brattleboro Contra Dance: 7 to 10 p.m. Legendary musicians Becky Tracy, Keith Murphy and Aidan Murphy, with Rich Goss calling. Newcomers: come at 7 for a brief intro lesson. No partner needed. $5 to $10. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 518-561-2594. susan@quietdesigns.org.

Literary Arts

Jenny George Poetry Reading: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Free. Alumnae House Conference Room, 33 Elm St., Northampton.

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 New Immigrant Experience” — A Multi-Media Work for Jazz Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. UMass Music & Dance presents Felipe Salles’ new work for jazz orchestra, inspired by immigrants at the center of the DACA debate. Panel at 6 p.m. $5 to $10. Old Chapel, 144 Hicks Way, Amherst. 413-545-2511. music@music.umass.edu.

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Connecticut-based saxophonist Bennie Wallace 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.

Comedy

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

Wednesday, 10Dance

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.

Literary Arts

Nature and Environment Book Club: 7 to 8 p.m. This month’s book discussion will be about “Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape” by Lauret Savoy. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Venetian Crime Book Discussion: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. This month’s book is “Dead Lagoon” by Michael Dibdin. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Music

Bach Prelude Festival Lecture: 5 p.m. A talk by Joseph Levine. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Ensemble Recital Series: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Keene State Guitar Orchestra and 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.

Idea Fire Company, Anne-F Jacques, Gudinni Coetina and Sound of the Mountain: 8 to 11 p.m. Experimental music, synthetic, etc. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

UMass Research in Music Series: A Talk by Gurminder Bhogal: Noon. Free. Old Chapel, 144 Hicks Way, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

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


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