Arts & Culture Calendar: Feb. 14 to Feb. 20, 2019

Published: 2/13/2019 5:22:02 PM
Thursday, 14 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

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.

Luke Baillargeon: 6 to 8 p.m. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. 413-532-1800. info@logcabin-delaney.com.

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: 7:30 p.m. Performing his signature “Stretch” genre, a form that aims to expand jazz’s rhythmic, melodic and harmonic conventions. $10 to $35. Bowker Auditorium in Stockbridge Hall, 100 Holdsworth Way, Amherst. 413-545-2511. facbox@umass.edu.

Dan Daniels Band: 7:30 to 9 p.m. The original love songs of Dan Daniels with Shawn Gundersen on lead guitar and Shawn Mansfield on bass. Free. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. ddan9@comcast.net.

Music in the Morning: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Five-week children’s music series. Live interactive music by musician/educator Marcy Gregoire with Hilary Lake. Puppets, costumes, instruments and more. $5 per child ages 1 and up; adults and infants free. $20 for all five weeks. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center Ballroom, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Musical interlude: 2 to 3 p.m. With Zack Danzinger. Free. Munson Memorial Library, 1046 South East St., South Amherst. lauramacleod27@gmail.com.

“Be My Valentine” Concert: 7:30 p.m. $5 to $10. Keene State College’s Redfern Arts Center, 90 Wyman Way, Keene, N.H. 603-358-2168.

Theater

“Wild Thing”: 7:30 p.m. Sword fights, slapstick, over-the-top revenge and a main character who defies gender conventions. By Luis Vélez de Guevara. Directed by Gina Kaufmann. For ages 15 and up. $5 to $15. UMass Fine Arts Center’s Rand Theater, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst.

“Coming of Age”: 7:30 p.m. Gemma researches gender anxieties in medieval Spain, but at 67, her interest in work has waned. Gemma’s new book is about Teresa de Cartagena, a deaf, Jewish nun, but when Teresa shows up in Gemma’s whiskey-soaked dreams, she prods Gemma into facing her fears of getting old, and to find meaning in life, beyond “success.” Free. Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts’ Acting Studio 1, 122 Green St., Northampton. 413-585-3220. smith.edu/smitharts.

Comedy

Love (The Way You Laugh) Comedy Buffet: 7 to 10 p.m. $20 to $25. 13th Floor Music Lounge, 99 Main St., Florence. 413-557-8145. comedyasaweapon@gmail.com.

Film

“Under Pressure” Screening: 7 p.m. A documentary by the senior class at Four Rivers Charter Public School. Includes a gallery walk of student work. $8.50 to $9.50. Garden Cinemas, 361 Main St., Greenfield.

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.

Valentine’s Day Wine Dinner: 6 p.m. Six-course wine dinner. Email reservations@unionstationbanquets to reserve a table. $75. Union Station, Northampton, 125A Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-341-3161. reservations@unionstationbanquets.com.

Friday, 15 Dance

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company Performance: 8 to 10 p.m. Twelve 16- to 19-year-old dancers perform a mixed repertory including the U.S. premier of new work choreographed by Ma Cong. $10 to $15. Mount Holyoke College’s Kendall Studio Theater, 50 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2848. mhcdance.reservations@gmail.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.

SCDT Gala Performance and Fun(d)raiser: 6 to 9:30 p.m. Support performing arts, feast on local cuisine, see performances and sing a love song. Free. The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, 25 Main St., Fourth Floor, Northampton. 413-695-1799. jenscdt@gmail.com.

“Akim Volynsky’s Journey to Ballets Magic Kingdom”: 8 p.m. Russian literature professor Stanley Rabinowitz will discuss his long and unexpected journey of studying the Russian ballet during the eventful and tumultuous years from 1911 to 1925 through the writings of Petersburg’s pre-eminent dance critic, Akim Volynsky. Free. Sage Hall’s Earle Recital Hall, 122 Green St., Northampton.

Contra Dance: 8 to 11 p.m. Come with or without a partner. No experience necessary. Cammy Kaynor calls with Tracy Scott Lucky, fiddle, and Al MacIntire, accordion, with piano, bass and more. $5 to $10. Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. guidingstargrange.org/events.

Literary Arts

Friday Afternoon Book Discussion: 1 to 2 p.m. This month’s discussion will be about “Get Into Trouble” by Kelly Link. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Polina Barskova Poetry Reading: 5 p.m. Barshova will be presenting alongside her English translator, Cathy Ciepiela, in this bilingual event. Free. Wright Hall’s Poetry Center, College Lane, Northampton.

Music

Alexis P. Suter Band: 8 p.m. Rock, blues, soul, R&B and alternative country. $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Bearly Dead: 8:30 p.m. $12 to $15. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-9960. info@stonechurchvt.com.

Colorway’s F. Alex Johnson Performs Solo Electric: 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Fort Hill Brewery, 30 Fort Hill Road, Easthampton. 413-203-5754. info@colorwaymusic.com.

Cow Town Drum & Bass — Live DJs: 8 to 11 p.m. Drum and bass music, hosted by DJ Pfeif of Valley Free Radio 103.3 FM, featuring different guest DJs each month. Free. The Taproom, 1 Mill Valley Road, Hadley. 413-222-5829. info@figmentlabs.com.

Da Capo Chamber Players: 7 to 9 p.m. Schoenberg’s “Pierrot Lunaire,” with Lucy Shelton; Valerie Coleman’s “Portraits of Langston,” Luciano Berio’s “O King” and more. Free. Pratt Music Hall, McCulloch Auditorium, 50 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2306. cwrobles@mtholyoke.edu.

Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller (From The Sweetback Sisters): 7:30 p.m. Singing close harmony with a unique guitar style and a healthy dose of old-time fiddling. $12 to $15. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton.

Music Under The Grow Lights: Julie Cira & The Wake: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free live music every Friday night. Free. Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-977-1538. art@susannawhite.com.

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

Sugar Ray & The Bluetones with the Wildcat O’Halloran Band: 6:30 p.m. The Bluetones is a long-running Chicago-style blues band. Wildcat O’Halloran Band has been performing blues in the area for over 20 years. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

UMass Advanced Percussion Ensemble: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Coordinated by Ayano Kataoka and Sandbox Percussion. Free. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Russian Rock Music and Afternoon Tea: 4 to 5 p.m. Contemporary Russian rock, pop and rap, DJ-ed by Joe Crescente. Free. Brown Fine Arts Center’s Boeckman Sculpture Court, 20 Elm St., Northampton.

Theater

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

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

Comedy

“Blowing Her Cover”: 7 to 8 p.m. PVPA senior Phoebe Lloyd will perform original stand-up comedy for her senior thesis project. Fun and delirious, but not for children. $3 to $10. Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, 15 Mulligan Drive, South Hadley. 413-552-1580. lcappello@pvpa.org.

Potpourri

Winter Preschool Day: Slip, Slide, Ice and Snow: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Registration is required. $20 to $25. Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St., Amherst. 413-256-6006. info@hitchcockcenter.org.

Saturday, 16 Dance

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company Performance: 3 to 5 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Greenfield Greendance: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Freestyle boogie. Try it for 30 minutes free. $5 to $10; free for children ages 9 and under. The Episcopal Church of St. James and Andrew, 71 Federal St., Greenfield. 413-658-7011. jasper@dancespree.org.

Montague Square Dance: 7 to 10 p.m. No experience necessary. With live music. $5 to $10. Montague Common Hall, 34 Main St., Montague. montaguesquaredance@gmail.com.

Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Live music by Playin’ Possum. Refreshments served. Pot luck supper precedes dance at 5:30. $8 to $10. ELMM Community Center, 21 Durkee St., Winchester, N.H. 603-357-0794.

Pizza Supper and Blues Night with Spacebar: 6 to 9:30 p.m. Supper with two slices of pizza, salad, a drink and dessert, followed by music and dancing with the band Spacebar. $10 suggested donation for both; $5 for dinner or music. Warwick Town Hall, 12 Athol Road, Warwick. Laurettecrane@verizon.net.

Tango Milonga: 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Workshop with Kristian and Angeles at 7:30; milonga with DJ Kristian Velazquez at 9. Milonga $15, workshop $20, or $30 for both. Northampton Community Arts Trust, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-549-3722. wow@henrylappen.com.

Literary Arts

Peternelle van Arsdale, “The Cold Is in Her Bones” and Liz Byrne, “The Grave Keepers”: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Two young adult authors with darkly daring reads. Free. Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

Brattleboro Words Project: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Brattleboro Words Project will be tabling at Harris Hill to showcase new audio memoirs recorded by skiiers for the Brattleboro Words Trail. Free. Harris Hill Ski Jump, Cedar Street, Brattleboro, Vt. brattleborowords@gmail.com.

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.

Galen Passen, Sitar, and Rob Morrison, Tabla: 8 p.m. $10 to $15. Bing Arts Center, 716 Sumner Ave., Springfield.

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.

Barrett Anderson Band: 9 p.m. to midnight. Hypno-boogie blues. Free. Deja Brew Café & Pub, 57 Lockes Village Road, Wendell.

Curtis Rich Revue and Uncle Hal’s Crabgrass Band: 6:30 p.m. Curtis Rich Revue: rock, pop, blues and country. Uncle Hal’s Crabgrass Band: jazz, bluegrass, blues and country. $5 in advance; $10 day of show. The Perch at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Dwisenhower, Rebel Base, God’s Wisdom and DaveyBoy413: 9 p.m. Dwisenhower performs trap metal and alternative hip-hop. Rebel Base is sci-fi stoner metal from Greenfield. $5 in advance; $10 day of show. The Wheelhouse at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

House Concert to Benefit the Pioneer Valley Workers Center: 7 p.m. Featuring folk singer Dean Stevens and cellist Stephen Katz. Proceeds to support the Pioneer Valley Workers Center’s immigrant rights work. $15 to $30. Pioneer Valley Cohousing Community’s Common House Great Room, 120 Pulpit Hill Road, North Amherst. 413-427-3790. dyanwiley123@gmail.com.

Leonard Grove and The Chestnuts: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Three guys from Leeds who play Cole Porter, Elvis, The Beach Boys, Al Green and Cyndi Lauper. Free. Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-268-7757. hilaryemersonlay@gmail.com.

Mount Holyoke College Faculty Baroque — “Around the World in 80 Minutes”: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Robert Eisenstein, Netta Hadari, Adrianne Greenbaum and Larry Schipull. Free. Pratt Music Hall’s McCulloch Auditorium, 50 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2306. cwrobles@mtholyoke.edu.

Musical Fundraiser: 7 to 9 p.m. The Ketch Horizon band performs as a fundraiser for the church. Snacks available. $10 donation requested. Haydenville Congregational Church, 143 Main St., Haydenville. 413-268-9344. office@haydenvillechurch.org.

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

Prestons, Frost Heaves and Hooligan: 7 p.m. Free. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. jamesflowe@gmail.com.

The Whispering Tree: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Folk duo. $10 to $20 suggested donation. Mount Toby Friends Meeting, 194 Long Plain Road (Route 63), Leverett. 413-336-2589. musicofthepeople@gmail.com.

“Overtures and Arias: The Greatest Hits of Opera Featuring the Panopera Orchestra”: 2 p.m. $20 to $37. Sweeney Concert Hall, 144 Green St., Northampton

Theater

Arena Civic Theatre Presents “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney: 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. $10. Church of Saints James and Andrew, 8 Church St., Greenfield. 413-233-4368.

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

Comedy

“Blowing Her Cover”: 7 to 8 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Happier Valley Comedy Presents Not In Charge: 7 to 10:30 p.m. A fast-paced improv show inspired by real-life stories. Followed by a showcase and improv jam. $10. Happier Valley Comedy Theater, 1 Mill Valley Road, Hadley. info@happiervalley.com.

FilM

“An American Nurse at War”: 10 to 10:30 a.m. A short award-winning documentary honoring the volunteer Red Cross nurses of World War I. Free. Keene Senior Center, 70 Court St., Keene, N.H. 603-352-5037. cwoods@thekeeneseniorcenter.org.

Art

Adult Paint & Sip for New Hingham PTO: 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. At the 2 to 4 session (for ages 6 and up), learn to paint “Rainbow Tree.” At the 6 to 8 session, learn to paint “Camp Emerson” on canvas or wood. $30. Materials and instruction included. Brewmasters Tavern, 4 Main St., Williamsburg. 413-205-8346. mliglesias@ymail.com.

African Coil Demonstration by Juliet Bacchas: 2 to 4 p.m. Demonstrating a unique African coil technique to create beautiful, functional sculptures. Free. Art Works Gallery, 69 Main St., Ware. 413-277-6072. cinallen10@gmail.com.

Festivals & Fairs

Downtown Turners Falls Winter Fun Event: 11 a.m. to midnight. Art exhibits, store-wide sales, restaurant specials, live music and shows. Visit turnersfallsriverculture.org for a full list of discounts and entertainment at the Avenue A, Turners Falls locations.

Potpourri

Grand Colleen Coronation Ball: 5 to 11 p.m. Celebrate as the 2019 Holyoke Colleens compete to see who will be crowned this years Holyoke Grand Colleen. $75. The Log Cabin, 500 Easthampton Road, Holyoke. stef0816@comcast.net.

Phallic Times Valentines Day Show: 8 to 10 p.m. Music, drag, theater, improv and a pop-up erotica shop. $10. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-522-1445. lmciner@gmail.com.

Support Youth Criminalized for Riding Bikes: 7:30 to 9 p.m. “508: The Take Over,” tells the true story of an anti-gang bike collective of young riders harassed by Worcester police. $3 to $10 suggested donation to support youth bikers. The Brick House, 24 23rd St., Turners Falls. gfbooksthroughbars@riseup.net.

Winter Walk for Families: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Walk in Arcadia’s woods/fields, look for animal tracks/signs and play games to learn about winter wildlife survival. For ages 4 and up. $6 to $8. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Sunday, 17 Dance

Flash! A Tea Dance For Women Presents “Let There Be Love”: 4 to 7 p.m. A private dance party for all women, produced by Sally Brown $5. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Sunday Tango Practica Lab: 4 to 6:30 p.m. Argentine tango practica. Every Sunday. All skill levels welcome. $3 to $7. Northampton Community Arts Trust, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-549-3722. wow@henrylappen.com.

Literary Arts

Shakespeare Reading Group: 11 a.m. to noon. Discussion led by UMass Professor Emeritus Arthur Kinney. This month: “Love’s Labour’s Lost.” Free. Home of Arthur Kinney, 25 Hunter Hill Drive, Amherst. hortpoloi@yahoo.com.

Brattleboro Words Project: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Music

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.

Gordon Kramer with Rob Peck and Devin Griffiths: 3 to 5:30 p.m. Featuring Gordon’s original songs plus selected covers. $15 requested donation; half goes to charity. Pioneer Valley Cohousing Community’s Common House Great Room, 120 Pulpit Hill Road, Amherst. houseconcert@gskramer.com.

Kirtan with Dave Russell: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call and response group singing of powerful melodic Sanskrit chants from sweet to rocking. $10 to $20 suggested donation. The Yoga Sanctuary at Thornes Market, 150 Main St., Thirrd Floor, Northampton. 413-374-0789. dave@daverussellkirtan.com.

Michael Daves: 7 to 8 p.m. Bluegrass music. Daves’ southern roots permeate his music, however traditional or experimental. $15 to $25. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton.

Mount Holyoke College Faculty Baroque — “Around the World in 80 Minutes”: 4 to 5:30 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Teen Challenge: 10:15 a.m. to noon. Featuring songs and testimony about recovering from addiction. Free. Grace Christian Fellowship, 81 Ashuelot St., Winchester, N.H. 603-239-7441. gcfsecretary@yahoo.com.

Bob Sparkman Trio: 3 p.m. Free. Sage Hall’s Sweeney Concert Hall, 122 Green St., Northampton.

Film

“Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe”: 2 to 3:30 p.m. As a Jewish intellectual, Zweig struggled to find the right stance toward Nazi Germany while searching for a home in the new world. $4 to $8. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst. 413-256-4900. programs@yiddishbookcenter.org.

“Smile Upon Us, Lord”: Noon to 4 p.m. Rimas Tuminas’ adaptation of the two novels by fellow Lithuanian, Grigory Kanovich, is a dreamy, ruminative, comedic road trip, centering around the parlous fortunes of Eastern European Jews. Free. Hillyer’s Graham Auditorium, 20 Elm St., Northampton.

Potpourri

FIBERary: 1 to 3 p.m. Hear speakers from the Western Massachusetts Fibershed discuss creating cloth from Pioneer Valley sheep’s wool. Call for limited seating. Free. Sheep & Shawl, 265 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield. 413-397-3680. liz@sheepandshawl.com.

Monday, 18

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

Meet the Very Hungry Caterpillar: 2 to 3 p.m. The Very Hungry Caterpillar costume will be taking pictures with friends until 2:30, followed by a Wiggle Dance Party. $6 to $22.50 museum admission. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. workstudy@carlemuseum.org.

Reading “Titus Andronicus”: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Free. The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst. 413-577-3600.

Film

KidsBestFest: 11 a.m. A film festival for children and their adults during winter school break. Different film screened each day. “The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales” on Monday. Free. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St. Northampton.

Art

“The Tale of Genji in Word and Image”: 5 p.m. By Melissa McCormick, professor of Japanese art and culture at Harvard University. Free. Hillyer’s Graham Auditorium, 20 Elm St., Northampton.

Tuesday, 19Dance

ABCD Contact Improv Dance Jam: 8 to 10 p.m. Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield.

Literary Arts

John Sinton, “Devil’s Den to Lickingwater”: 7 to 8 p.m. “Devil’s Den to Lickingwater” tells the tale of the Mill River from its emergence after the glaciers 20,000 years ago to the present. Free. Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

Meet the Very Hungry Caterpillar: 2 to 3 p.m. See Monday’s listing.

Storytime with Adam Gudeon: 10:30 a.m. Join Gudeon as reads from “Peeper and Zeep,” a story about the meaning of friendship and family. $6 to $22.50 museum admission. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. shop@carlemuseum.org.

Poetry Reading by Chen Chen: 7:30 p.m. Free. Wright Hall’s Weinstein Auditorium, College Lane, Northampton.

Third Tuesday Word: 7 p.m. Open mic at 7:15, featured writers Lou Conover and Richard Wayne Horton at 8:30. $1 to $5. 9 Mill St., Greenfield.

Music

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The Green Street Quintet, Don Anderson and Jason Robinson plus the Green Street Trio, play original music/arrangements, followed by an open jazz jam session. $5. City Sports Grille, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton. paulphiliparslanian@gmail.com.

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

Film

KidsBestFest: 11 a.m. “Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver.” See Monday’s listing.

Potpourri

Fifth Annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover Party: 10:30 a.m. is the drop-off time. Free. Goodwin Memorial Library, 50 Middle St., Hadley. 413-584-7451. luna.hadleylibrary@gmail.com.

Wednesday, 20Dance

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.

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

“Showtime with Shakespeare: A Magic Tree House Adventure”: 11 a.m. The show must go on in this new hip-hop musical based on Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree House Book, “Stage Fright on a Summer Night.” $5.50 to $6.50. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6336. workstudy@carlemuseum.org.

Book Signing with Mary Pope Osborne: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Meet the author of the “Magic Tree House” series, the No. 1 best-selling chapter book series of all time. $6 to $22.50. Free museum admission. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. workstudy@carlemuseum.org.

Irish Authors Book Discussion: 7 to 8 p.m. This month’s book discussion will be about “The Spinning Heart” by Donal Ryan. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Mid-Winter Creative Writing Workshops: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Beginners and seasoned writers welcome. $25 to $45 weekly. Main Street Writers, 664 Main St., Suite 60, Amherst. 413-221-4652. mainstreetwriters@gmail.com.

Odyssey Bookshop Weekly Storytime: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Read three to five books, followed by a craft. Free. Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

“Our Work and Why We Do It”: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Part of the Forbes Library’s Writer in Residence reading series. Featuring Kelly Link, Abbey Mei Otis and Jordy Rosenberg. 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 suggested. New City Brewery, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. benweiss1@gmail.com.

Open Mic at The Harp: 7 to 10 p.m. Free. The Harp Irish Pub, 163 Sunderland Road, North Amherst. dalereynolds@live.com.

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

UMass Graduate Jazz Composers: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Under the direction of Felipe Salles. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Film

KidsBestFest: 11 a.m. “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” See Monday’s listing.

Art

Decorate Snowflakes for the Senior Center: 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Materials provided. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1010. sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org.

Potpourri

Snowshoeing for Seniors: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guided snowshoeing outing for seniors ages 60 and up. Beginners welcome. Equipment provided or bring your own. Advance registration is required. Free. Free. DAR State Forest, 78 Cape St., Goshen. 413-584-2052. info@alloutadventures.org.


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