Arts & Culture Calendar: Jan. 10 to Jan. 16, 2019

Published: 1/9/2019 3:30:20 PM
Thursday, 10 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

The Poetry Lounge: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Discuss one poem through contemplative reading, then respond through expressive art creativity. $15 to $30. First Churches, 11 Center St., Northampton. 413-348-2385. artandsoul.wm@gmail.com.

Music

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

Theater

Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater Presents “Peter Pan”: 7:30 p.m. $12 to $22. Bowker Auditorium, 100 Holdsworth Way, UMass Amherst. 413-259-3065. producer@alsct.org. alsct.org.

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.

“Lessons in Letting Go: What the Trees, Water and Birds Speak”: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contemplative and expressive art with the metaphors of trees, water and birds. You need not be artistic. $15 to $40. First Churches, 11 Center St., Northampton. 413-348-2385. scrolius@gmail.com.

Film

Best Costume Film Series: 7 to 9 p.m. Four-week film series of past winners of the “Best Costume Design” Oscar award. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-259-3223. ryanj@joneslibrary.org.

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.

Friday, 11 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.

“Bodies in Motion”: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Improvised and solo performances by dancers Lisa Gonzales, Pamela Vail and Katherine Ferrier, along with colleagues Peter Schmitz and Kathy Couch. $10 to $15. Northampton Community Arts Trust, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-586-5553. bodiesinmotionfestival@gmail.com.

Music

1220 Band: 7 to 11 p.m. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. 413-532-1800. info@logcabin-delaney.com.

Danny Pease & The Regulators with The Medicinal Purpose: 9 p.m. DPR’s “Dirty Punk Reggae” evolves but stays true to reggae roots and ska rhythms. The Medicinal Purpose plays blues, soul and rock ’n’ roll. $10 in advance; $13 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center Ballroom, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

The Gaslight Tinkers with One Time Weekend: 8 to 11 p.m. $10 to $12. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-9960. info@stonechurchvt.com.

“The Handless Maiden”: A Fairy Tale in Words and Music: 7 to 9 p.m. Live piano music provides an emotional analogue for a fascinating story. $10 suggested donation. Northampton Community Music Center, 139 South St., Northampton. info@westmassjung.org.

Music Under The Grow Lights: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-977-1538. art@susannawhite.com.

Ragged Blue: 7 to 9 p.m. Trio performs a combination of bluegrass, Celtic, old-time, originals, ballads and a touch of raucous blues. $6 to $12; free for children. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-863-3221.

Robin O’Herin Trio: 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Platform Sports Bar, 125A Pleasant St., Northampton.

UU Arts Night Out: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bobby D’s Folk Sounds of the Valley concert series features Doug Pi, Jamoof and Ch’Chunk. Free. Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main St., Northampton. 413-527-1900. rwest@periodyssey.com.

Valley Music Showcase: 8 to 11:30 p.m. Wild Bill & Flying Sparks, From Logan to Lima, Kid Biff, Keepers of the Vibe, Jake Kulak and Lowdown compete for prizes. Special guest Fighting Giants. $6 in advance; $8 at the door. New City Brewery, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-203-9764. valleymusicshowcase@gmail.com.

Moksha Kirtan: 7:30 to 9 p.m. With Libby Volckening (harmonium/vocals), James Robinson (guitar/vocals), Amanda Turk (percussion) and Tom Matherly (bass). $15 suggested donation. Green River Yoga & Movement, 158 Main St., Second Floor, Greenfield.

Theater

Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater Presents “Peter Pan”: 7:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

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

Comedy

“Mix Tape: When Improv Meets Standup”: 8 to 10 p.m. Comics perform stand-up and then a team of improvisers creates a scene on the spot using their material as inspiration. $15. The Loft Comedy Club, 92 View St., Chicopee. katiearroyocomedy@gmail.com.

Art

Free Second Friday: 4 p.m. Free admission, collage-making and a guided gallery conversation. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2760. scmagen@smith.edu.

Saturday, 12 Dance

“Bodies in Motion”: 7 to 8:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Country Nite with the Old Fashioneds & Wild Leek River: 7 to 11:30 p.m. A special night of country music. $10. Root Cellar Bar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

Souper Supper and Dance Concert with She Said: 6 to 9:30 p.m. Supper with choice of soups, chili, breads, desserts and beverage, followed by music by She Said and dancing. $3 to $6 for supper; $5 suggested donation for the band. Warwick Town Hall, 12 Athol Road, Warwick. 978-544-0061.

Great Falls Creative Movement Open House: 10 a.m. to noon. Dance class for children ages 5 and 6 from 10 to 11, followed by a class for 3- and 4-year-olds from 11:15 to noon. Taught by instructor Anna Hendricks. Parents, siblings and caregivers are welcome to participate. Free. The Movement Studio at The Brick House, Second Floor, 24 Third St., Turners Falls. greatfallscreativemovement.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. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

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

Deep C Divers: 9 p.m. to midnight. Playing a blend of alternative and classic rock, with elements of funk and reggae. Free. Deja Brew Café & Pub, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell.

Dipitus Presents: Wubwitus with Ogeaz b2b Rufio, Kosherburgers: 10 p.m. Join local art creators, music producers, free thinkers and culture inducers Dipitus for a night of music in The Wheelhouse. $5. The Wheelhouse, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Tommy Whalen & Ragged Edge: 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Platform Sports Bar, 125A Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-341-3161.

Wyld Nightz Band: 8 to 11 p.m. Benefit for St. Brigid’s Kitchen. $10. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-9960. info@stonechurchvt.com.

Theater

Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater Presents “Peter Pan”: 1 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Comedy

“The Ha-Ha’s & Friends: From Justin To Kelly”: 7 p.m. Longtime local favorites The Ha-Ha’s perform a completely improvised comedy show on the second Saturday of every month. This month’s guest is the prolific touring and teaching duo From Justin To Kelly from New York City. Followed by a 9 p.m. showcase and open improv jam. $13. Happier Valley Comedy Theater, 1 Mill Valley Road, Hadley. happiervalley.com.

Potpourri

“Imagine a New Library” Pledge Party: 4 p.m. Make a pledge — and party — in support of the new library project. New library project information, munchies, music and a cash bar. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Sunday, 13 Dance

Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson Performance: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Part of the January Bodies in Motion Festival. $10 to $15. A.P.E. at the Northampton Community Arts Trust building, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-586-5553. bodiesinmotionfestival@gmail.com.

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

Two Step Festival Featuring The Nite Caps and The Empty Bottle Ramblers: 2 to 7 p.m. Two-step lesson with Emily Fox at 2:15; The Nite Caps at 3; Cajun waltz demonstration at 4:15; The Empty Bottle Ramblers at 4:30; and The Nite Caps, second set, at 6. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Literary Arts

Gallery of Readers Series: 3 to 5 p.m. Carolyn McKeown and Jonathan Wright read their recent work. Free. Seeyle Hall Room 106, 10 Elm St., Northampton. 413-584-7080. caroledelstein@galleryofreaders.org.

“Labyrinth Through Fear: A Gift”: 1 to 3 p.m. Janet Aalfs, poet laureate emeritus of Northampton, offers the opportunity to transform fear and adversity into courage and hope. $5. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. info@strawdogwriters.org.

Music

Fourth Annual Benefit for Hilltown Food Pantry: Noon. Music and international potluck. Free. New Hingham Regional Elementary School, 30 Smith Road, Chesterfield. 413-586-6564. Amy@Northamptonsurvival.org.

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.

Gillian Grogan: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Singer-songwriter Gillian Grogan, with Lily Sexton of Mama’s Marmalade, perform “full-bodied folk” with Appalachian influences that tug at your soul. $10 suggested donation. Second Congregational Church, 16 Court Square, Greenfield. 413-588-8986. laurieboosahda@hotmail.com.

Valley Classical Concerts Presents Peter Serkin on Piano: 3 to 5 p.m. Works by Mozart and J.S. Bach’s “Goldberg Variations.” $5 to $33. Smith College’s Sweeney Concert Hall, 144 Green St., Northampton. 413-586-0458. info@valleyclassicalconcerts.org.

Theater

Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater Presents “Peter Pan”: 1 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Film

Homeopathy Film Festival: 1 to 6 p.m. Featuring “Just One Drop” and “Magic Pills.” $33. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. 413-341-5224. homeopathyhealings@gmail.com. homeopathyfilmfestival.com.

Monday, 14 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

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

Spiritual Writing Group: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Spiritual writing group for those who are seeking deeper truth, meaning and connection. All faith backgrounds are welcome. By donation. Doors of Light, 91 Long Hill Road, Leverett. 413-687-7748. insacredlife@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, 15 Music

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.

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

Film and Discussion Series: 7 to 9 p.m. This ongoing film and discussion series may inspire you to action to help dismantle racism. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-259-3223. ryanj@joneslibrary.org.

Art

“Community & Creativity: The Arts in Northampton Then, Now & Going Forward”: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Public film debut of “Vision of Thornes,” plus a conversation about community and creativity, and behind-the-scenes tours of the Northampton Community Arts Trust. $5 to $10 suggested donation. Northampton Community Arts Trust, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-584-6011. info@historicnorthampton.org.

Wednesday, 16 Dance

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

Creative Writing Workshops with Main Street Writers: 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.

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

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Critique Group: 6 to 8 p.m. Writers of picture books, as well as middle grade and young adult books, meet to read and receive feedback about their works-in-progress. No membership needed. 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.

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

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

Theater

Youth Theater Class: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Help your child build confidence, embrace spontaneity, practice teamwork, rehearse emotional regulation and make new friends. $150. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. carissadagenais@gmail.com.

Potpourri

The Mending Cafe: Noon to 3 p.m. Drop-in sewing space to create your own story cloth using a wide variety of textiles. No sewing experience necessary. Instruction provided. $20 to $40. First Churches, 11 Center St., Northampton. 413-348-2385. artandsoul.wm@gmail.com.

Weaving Wednesday: 4 to 7 p.m. Stop by to try out a Structo loom that’s over 100 years old. A great project for developing hand-eye coordination, and easy enough for toddlers. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-527-1031. mcranshaw@ewmlibrary.org.




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