Arts & Culture Calendar: Feb. 7 to Feb. 13, 2019

Published: 2/6/2019 3:49:23 PM
Thursday, 7 Dance

MFA Thesis Dance Concert: 8 to 10 p.m. A culmination of the creative research projects of Michelle Erard, Lucille Jun, Nikki Lee and Anna M. Maynard, Smith College MFA candidates ‘19. $5 to $10. Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, Theatre 14, 122 Green St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

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 Rosetta Marantz Cohen: 5 to 6:30 p.m. A reading to celebrate Smith College Professor Rosetta Marantz Cohen’s new book of poems, “The Town of Insomniacs.” Free. Poetry Center in Wright Hall, 5 Chapin Drive, Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Visiting Writers Series Hosts Jordy Rosenberg: 8 to 10 p.m. Rosenberg is the author of “Confessions of the Fox,” a New York Times Editor’s Choice selection. He is a professor at UMass Amherst. Free. Old Chapel Great Hall, 144 Hicks Way, Amherst. 413-545-0643. bmcglynn@english.umass.edu.

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.

Lula Wiles: 7 to 10 p.m. Lula Wiles is a trio deeply rooted in traditional folk music, but equally deep is the group’s devotion to modern songcraft. $15 to $18. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton.

Sandbox Percussion: 7:30 p.m. The Department of Music and Dance presents Sandbox Percussion, who will be in residency. Free. Fine Arts Center’s Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

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.

Art

Beginner Adult Oil Painting Class: 6 to 8 p.m. Techniques will include aerial perspective, color and value, drawing and perspective, glaze and underpainting. $10 suggested donation. Heartfulness Meditation Center, 267 Amherst Road, Sunderland. 413-210-8018. gfiskewhite@gmail.com.

Festivals & Fairs

WinterFest Amherst: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Enjoy music, warming stations, activities for children, and special food and drinks. Visit amherstdowntown.com/event/winterfest-amherst/ for a full schedule and list of Amherst locations. 781-259-3065. damrenn@amherstma.gov.

Friday, 8

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.

DJ The Nite Owl: 9 p.m. to midnight. Featuring DJ IPL from the legendary soul/funk dance party Soulelujah. For ages 18 and up. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. voobooking@gmail.com.

MFA Thesis Dance Concert: 8 to 10 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Literary Arts

Advanced Read Again: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Explore two sources of accessible e-books, and apps for working with them: Project Gutenberg and BookShare. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Music

Aaron Diehl: Paradoxes in Performance: 8 p.m. Pianist and jazz virtuoso Aaron Diehl explores the enigma of improvised music sounding written, and written music sounding improvised. $10 to $35. Bowker Auditorium in Stockbridge Hall, 100 Holdsworth Way, Amherst. 413-545-2511. facbox@umass.edu.

Chris Smither: 7 p.m. $28 to $33. Iron Horse Music Call, 20 Center St., Northampton.

Violinist Daniel Stepner and Pianist Judith Gordon: 8 p.m. Two violin sonatas by Gabriel Fauré as well as shorter pieces by Fauré, Lili Boulanger and Louise Talma. Free. Sweeney Concert Hall, 51 College Lane, Northampton.

Arts Night Out Jazz Trio: 6 to 7 p.m. Berkshire Hills Music Academy Jazz Trio performs jazz standards and classics. Franklin Nichols, piano; John Libera, saxophone/clarinet; and Tim Connors, drums. Free. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. seniorservices@northamptonma.gov.

Celebrity Concert for Two Lutes: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Arcadia Players presents two of the world’s most celebrated lute performers, playing lute duets from Renaissance Italy and the Golden Age. $37.50 to $50. Wesley United Methodist Church, 98 North Maple St., Hadley. 413-586-8742. info@arcadiaplayers.org.

Chris Devine and Michael Nix: 7 to 9 p.m. Devine and Nix perform energetic and entertaining music for violin, guitar, mandolin and the Banjar (a seven-string classical banjo). $6 to $12; free for children. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-863-3221.

Eavesdrop and The Brother Brothers: 7 p.m. The Brother Brothers carry the folk tradition for a new generation. Americana-pop/folk-soul artists Eavesdrop are Pioneer Valley natives. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

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

The Miró String Quartet: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The acclaimed Miró Quartet performs Schubert, Janáček and Beethoven. Free. Pratt Music Hall, McCulloch Auditorium, 50 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2306. cwrobles@mtholyoke.edu.

Music Under the Grow Lights: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free live music every Friday night, all types/styles. Free. Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-977-1538. art@susannawhite.com.

UU Arts Night Out: 7 to 9 p.m. Bobby D presents a night of valley folk music featuring Pat & Tex and Doug Pi. Free. Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main St., Northampton. 413-527-1900. rwest@periodyssey.com.

Theater

“The Pillowman”: 7:30 p.m. Written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Justin Fetterman. $13 to $15. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Unit 407, Brattleboro, Vt.

Festivals & Fairs

WinterFest Amherst: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Potpourri

Camp Glow It Up Launch Party: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A business launch party for a new summer camp for women. Featuring games, activities, giveaways, a selfie station and a Galentine’s Day themed arts and crafts activity. Free. Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton.

Saturday, 9 Dance

MFA Thesis Dance Concert: 8 to 10 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

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.

Jazz Pianist Sullivan Fortner: 8 p.m. With Barry Stephenson on bass and Kassa Overall on drums. Performing creative arrangements of jazz standards and originals. $15 to $20. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Unit 222, Brattleboro, Vt.

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

The Deep State: 9 p.m. The Deep State returns from Boston with the Welsh-fueled rock outfit Church & Puppets. Local act The Big Why opens and Tetramono closes the evening. $7. 13th Floor Lounge, 99 Main St., Florence.

House Music Treble A Cappella Jam for Friends of Homeless: 7 to 9 p.m. Featuring Smith Blackappella, Groove, Noteables, Smiffenpoofs, Smithereens and Vibes, Amherst Bluestockings, Mount Holyoke College M&Cs, Chill Harmonics and Tonal Eclipse. Free. Donations benefit Friends of Hampshire County Homeless. Helen Hills Hills Chapel, 123 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2750. britalb@gmail.com.

Blues Night with Spacebar: 7 p.m. Preceded by a pizza dinner at 6. $5 suggested donation. Warwick Town Hall, 12 Athol Road, Warwick.

“Nor Any Tide” and “Snapshots of Summer”: 7 p.m. Two senior theses in composition by Patrick Rauschelbach and Katianna Nardone. Free. Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building, 53 College St., Amherst. 413-542-2195.

The Johnny Memphis Band: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A singlestream rock ’n’ roll quintet based in Florence with a diverse repertoire that includes blues, country, Celtic, swing, soul and mambo. Free. Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-268-7757. hilaryemersonlay@gmail.com.

Love Your Library Dance Rally with Trailer Park: 7:30 p.m. Trailer Park is a rock ’n’ roll machine that has been traveling the region since 1994. $5 suggested donation. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Mom Prom to Benefit Tedy’s Team Foundation: 7 to 11 p.m. A 1980s themed dance and silent auction to benefit Tedy Bruschi’s Tedy’s Team Foundation for Stroke Research. $40 to $75. Keene Country Club, 755 West Hill Road, Keene, N.H. 802-353-8802. lora5@tds.net.

34th Annual UMass High School Honor Band: 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Zydeco Night with Planet Zydeco and Bayou X: 8 to 11 p.m. $12 to $15. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-9960. info@stonechurchvt.com.

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.

Chris Smither: 7 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Theater

Tech Theater Workshop: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about the elements used to put on a stage production. Open to children in grades six to 12. Free. MoCo Arts, 40 Roxbury St., Keene, N.H. 603-357-2100. info@moco.org.

“The Pillowman”: 7:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Comedy

Comedy Night: 8 p.m. Featuring Anita Wise, Tony Sykowski, Jon Ross and more. $5 to $10. The Perch at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

The Ha-Ha’s & Friends: 7 to 10:30 p.m. The Ha-Ha’s perform with special guest Improvapella from Catalyst Comedy. Followed by a showcase and improv jam after. $13. Happier Valley Comedy Theater, 1 Mill Valley Road, Hadley. info@happiervalley.com.

The YoYo Show: 2 to 2:30 p.m. With John Higby. Free. Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-977-1538. art@susannawhite.com.

Film

“A Rare Look: North Korea and Cuba”: 7:30 to 9 p.m. With David Guttenfelder, National Geographic photographer. $20. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. 413-584-9032. boxoffice@aomtheatre.com.

Art

Winter HooPla: 6 to 8 p.m. An outdoor, lighted art installation with hot chocolate and a bonfire. With the opening reception for the “Small Kindnesses” exhibit. Free. The Art Garden, 4 Union St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-2782.

Festivals & Fairs

14th Annual Seed Celebration and Sustainable Community Fair: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Vendors and educational displays, children’s activities, a café and raffle. $10 to $20. The Hannah Grimes Center, 25 Roxbury St., Keene, N.H. 603-209-7272. info@emersonbrookforest.org.

WinterFest Amherst: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Sixth Annual Easthampton WinterFest: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Music, film screenings, a craft and vendor fair, wagon rides and children’s activities. Visit nashawannuckpond.org for a schedule and list of Easthampton locations.

Potpourri

Pajama Tea Party for Valentine’s Day: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Featuring a musical performance by Mark Jackson and a story from Lindsay Sabadosa. Bring your favorite stuffed animal for tea and treats. Free. Edwards Public Library, 30 East St., Southampton. 413-527-9480. jdouglass@cwmars.org.

Valentine’s Workshop: 10 a.m. to noon. Make valentines for your loved ones and enjoy hot chocolate by the fire. $3 to $5. Monadnock Waldorf School, 98 South Lincoln St., Keene, N.H. 603-357-4442. info@monadnockwaldorfschool.org.

Sparkle Havdallah and Drag Story Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wear your sparkly best and wish farewell to Shabbat, make sparkly crafts, sing songs, hear stories told by drag kings and queens, and more. Free, but advance registration is encouraged. Lander-Grinspoon Academy, 257 Prospect St., Northampton. 413-737-4313, ext. 248. PJLibrary@JewishWesternMass.org.

Sunday, 10 Dance

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

Good Storytelling in Non-Fiction with Suzanne Strempek Shea: 1 to 3 p.m. Examine successful essays, stories and books featuring great subjects paired with great execution. Free. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. info@strawdogwriters.org.

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.

Fundraiser for Ben Reigle: 4 p.m. Trivia at 4 in The Perch, bands start at 7. $10. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

“From Vienna to Buenos Aires”: 3 to 5 p.m. Estela Olevski, pianist, and William Hite, tenor. Fundraiser for community service organizations. Amherst Woman’s Club, 35 Triangle St., Amherst. catharineb@gmail.com.

Old Country Road: 1 to 3 p.m. Live bluegrass music. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley. 413-586-2142. info@barstowslongviewfarm.com.

M@A Series Presents Mnozil Brass: 3 to 5 p.m. $12 to $28. Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building, 53 College St., Amherst. 413-542-2195.
concerts@amherst.edu.

Seamus Egan with Mark Roberts and Brendan Taaffe: 7 p.m. $15 to $25. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton.

Valentine Jazz Café: 4 to 5 p.m. $5. 23 Central Square, Keene, N.H.

Jazz Brunch Trio: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. With Mary Witt, Annie Patterson and John Caban. Cushman Market, 491 Pine St., Amherst.

Atlantic Brass Quintet: 3 p.m. Part of the Brick Church Music Series. $10 to $20 suggested donation. The First Church of Deerfield, 71 Old Main St., Deerfield. 413-774-2657.

Theater

“On the Exhale”: 2:30 to 5 p.m. A staged reading of a script by Martin Zimmerman, discussing gun violence in America through the lens of the mother of a school shooting victim $18 to $24. A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main St., Northampton. 413-588-7439. seriousplaytheatre@gmail.com.

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

Festivals & Fairs

A Country Wedding and Prom Expo: Noon to 4 p.m. Free. The River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.

Potpourri

BriefDating (Speed Dating) for Western Mass: 6 to 9 p.m. Sixty to 85 percent match rate. Visit BriefDating.com. Courtyard Marriot, 423 Russell St., Hadley. stefan@briefdating.com.

FIBERary: 1 to 3 p.m. Ask questions from folks who will demonstrate spinning, weaving, knitting and crocheting. With refreshments. Free. Sheep & Shawl, 265 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield. 413-397-3680. liz@sheepandshawl.com.

Irish Language Workshop: 2 to 4 p.m. Complimentary tea and scones. Music by Le Chéile. $5 suggested donation. Unitarian Universalist Church, 121 North Pleasant St., Amherst. amherstirishassociation@gmail.com.

“Mythical Women: A Doll Making Workshop with Belinda Lyons Zucker”: 2 to 4 p.m. $40 includes materials. Call or email to register. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. salmonfalls@megaplanet.com.

Monday, 11

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

John Sinton Reading: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sinton presents his book, “Devil’s Den to Lickingwater.” His talk will focus on the early history of the Mill River and its use by Native Americans. Free. Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-4235. roxie@broadsidebooks.com.

Second Monday Book Discussion: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Focusing on “The Sellout” by Paul Beatty. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Spiritual Writing Group: 5 to 6:30 p.m. For those seeking deeper truth, wisdom and expression. Join others for spiritual writing. By donation. Doors of Light, 131 Montague Road, Leverett. 413-687-7748. insacredlife@yahoo.com.

Music

Marcia Ball: 7 p.m. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton. 413-586-8686. iheg.com.

Theater

“On the Exhale”: 7:30 to 9 p.m. See Sunday’s listing.

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, 12 Literary Arts

“History and Mimesis in Sci-fi Movies: Tarkovsky, Kubrick, Blade Runner 2049”: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Novelist and musician Amit Chaudhuri will discuss science fiction and its relationship to history. Free. Seelye 106, 2 Seelye Drive, Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Unbuttoned Presents Paul Richmond: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton.

Music

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. New York City-based saxophonist Don Braden and drummer Steve Johns will be the guests with the Green Street Trio, followed by an open jazz jam session. $5. City Sports Grille, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton. paulphiliparslanian@gmail.com.

UMass Faculty Concert: Kathryn Lockwood, Viola: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. With Nadine Shank and Estela Olevsky, piano and Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Musica Franklin Community Night: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Short performance by students with guest artist Irene I-Shea Shaikly, who is a drummer, dancer and singer-songwriter from the Bronx. Performance followed by a community meal and social time. Free. Leyden Woods Apartments Community Room, 24 Leyden Woods Lane, Greenfield.

Comedy

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

Film

Film Screening and Discussion : “The Apology”: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. “The Apology” follows the story of three former “comfort women” who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese during World War II. Free. Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St., Keene, N.H. 603-352-0157. mbush@ci.keene.nh.us.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Six shorts. Free. $5 suggested donation; free for children. Chesterfield Community Center, 400 Main Road, Chesterfield. 413-296-4007.

Festivals & Fairs

Chocolate Fantasy: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring chocolate, artisan crafts and donated raffle baskets. Proceeds benefit Blood and Guts, the hospital’s student education program. Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s main lobby conference rooms, 164 High St., Greenfield. 413-773-2318. becky.george@baystatehealth.org.

Potpourri

Caregiver and Baby Yoga: 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Sunflower Yoga and Mindfulness, 2 Main St., Cummington. 413-650-3640. info@hilltownvillage.org.

Wednesday, 13 Dance

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.

African Dance Class: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Taught by Tara Murphy, the founder and director of Cape Cod African Drum and Dance who has been teaching African dance for 15 years. Beginners welcome. $15. 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro, Vt.

Literary Arts

Book Salon on “Fugitive Life: The Queer Politics of the Prison State”: 6 to 8 p.m. With author Stephen Dillon, an assistant professor at Hampshire College. Free. Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, 83 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2275. fcwsrc@fivecolleges.edu.

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.

Nature and Environment Book Discussion: 7 to 8 p.m. This month’s book discussion will be about “Door to Door” by Edward Humes. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

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.

Rick Fantasia Reading: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fantasia, professor of sociology at Smith College, presents his new book, “French Gastronomy and the Magic of Americanism.” Free. Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-4235. roxie@broadsidebooks.com.

Venetian Crime Book Discussion: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. This month’s book is “City of Falling Angels” by John Berendt. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Music

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. hawksandreed.com.

UMass Guest Artist: Duo Montagnard: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Joseph Murphy, saxophone; Matthew Slotkin, guitar; Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone; and Nadine Shank, piano. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Wednesday Free Tunes Series: Mia Lloyd: 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Musica Franklin Community Night: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Short performance by students with guest artist John Hughes, an innovative composer, kora player, percussionist and vocalist. Performance followed by a community meal and social time. Free. Sheffield Elementary School, 43 Crocker Ave., Turners Falls.

Film

“Ever the Land” Film Screening: 7 to 9 p.m. This film explores the bond between people and their land through a landmark architectural undertaking by New Zealand’s Maori tribe, Ngāi Tūhoe. Free. Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St., Amherst. 413-256-6006. info@hitchcockcenter.org.

Resistance Film: “Boys Like Us”: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Documentary about masculinity filmed in Northampton by a graduating Northampton High School student. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-5887-1012. reference@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. Mount Tom State Reservation, 125 Reservation Road, Holyoke. 413-584-2052. info@alloutadventures.org.

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


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