Arts & Culture Calendar: Jan. 3 to Jan. 9, 2019

Published: 1/2/2019 3:10:22 PM
Thursday, 3 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

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

Friday, 4 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.

Literary Arts

Broken Lens 2019 Poetry Exhibition — Hidden Voices of Our Schools: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free. Jones Library Atrium, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-259-7957. mlferro2@hotmail.com.

Music

Friday Coho Music: 7:30 to 10 p.m. With dynamic singer-songwriter Claudia Schmidt. $10 to $20. Pioneer Valley Cohousing, 120 Pulpit Hill Road, North Amherst. firstfridayconcerts.com.

Kalliope Jones (EP Release Concert): 8:30 p.m. An eclectic teenage post-rock girl group. $8 in advance; $12 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center Ballroom, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

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.

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

“World Music Collider 4”: 8 to 11:30 p.m. B.C.U.C. and Underground System team up for a night of high-energy afrobeat, afropunk and afrofunkadelic danceable grooves. $18 to $20. Union Station Ballroom, 125A Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-687-5584.

Film

“The Lunchbox”: 7 p.m. A funny, romantic and delicious modern classic. Screening preceded by old-time music by Whistlestop. 4 to $6. Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-231-2311. mrnim@aol.com.

Potpourri

Winter Solstice Celebration: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy a bonfire, a luminary trail through the woods, face painting and joyous live music. Free, but bring a nonperishable food item. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Ski and Winter Gear Sale: 5 to 9 p.m. Downhill and cross-country skis in adult and youth sizes, boots and bindings, hockey and figure skates, snowboards, clothing, gloves, ski poles and snowshoes. To benefit the Amherst History Museum. Pacific Lodge, 99 Main St., Amherst. amhersthistory.org.

“Get the Word Out” Nonprofit Showcase: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Discover what the organizations do, how to obtain services from them, how to participate in their programs and how to volunteer. Gallery at the Garden will also be displaying artistic quilts by local quilt-makers. Free. The River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. strollingoftheheifers.com.

Saturday, 5 Dance

The O-Tones: 7 p.m. A hot New England swing and Motown band that appeals to all ages. $14 in advance; $18 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center Ballroom, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

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

Literary Arts

Broken Lens 2019 Poetry Exhibition — Hidden Voices of Our Schools: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. See Friday’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. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

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

Patsy Clone: 8 p.m. With Sister Jawbone, Ona Canoa and Marlene Lavelle. $10. The Root Cellar Bar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield.

Schola Nova Lessons and Carols: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Schola Nova presents “This Little Babe, A Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Britten, featuring harpist Tara Alterman. Free. St John’s Lutheran Church, 60 Broad St., Westfield. 860-961-7827. sjean_c@hotmail.com.

Song and Story Swap with Larry LeBlanc: 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation. The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst.

Theater

“The Understudies: An Improvised Musical”: 7 to 9 p.m. Four determined understudies improvise a musical, with help from the audience. Followed by an open improv jam. $10. Happier Valley Comedy Theater, 1 Mill Valley Road, Hadley. info@happiervalley.com.

Film

“The Lunchbox”: 7 p.m. Screening preceded by jazz, Celtic and Bulgarian music by Dan Lederer. See Friday’s listing.

Potpourri

Tracking Fun for Families: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Learn the basics of tracking with an indoor presentation and an outdoor tracking trip (with or without snow). For families with children ages 6 and up. $6 to $8. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Virtual Reality and Robotics Workshop for Kids: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join Arthur and Peter Evans to learn how to create virtual reality spaces and use robotics. Snow date is Jan. 12. For children ages 7 and up. Free. Edwards Public Library, 30 East St., Southampton. 413-527-9480. jdouglass@cwmars.org.

Recycling 101: 3 p.m. Mimi Kaplan, the waste reduction enforcement coordinator in Amherst, will talk about what can and can’t be recycled, new recycling rules, recycling contamination and how to create less waste. Feel free to bring any items about which you have questions or need clarification. Free. Jones Library’s Woodbury Room, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-259-3223. ryanj@joneslibrary.org.

Ski and Winter Gear Sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Racial Justice Rising 10th Anniversary: 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Stories and a multi-cultural feast, including Mexican food and Egyptian specialties. Bring a dish for a potluck lunch and a story — up to three minutes long — related to race or culture. Child care available by emailing email@racialjusticerising.org. Free. First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St., Greenfield.

Sunday, 6 Dance

“FLASH! A Tea Dance For Women — Glimmer and Glam”: 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 Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-549-3722. wow@henrylappen.com.

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.

The Joe Belmont Experience with Christopher Haynes: 6 p.m. Veterans of the Northeast music scene play jazz, funk and blues. Haynes is a pianist, composer and accordionist with the Young@Heart Chorus. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center Ballroom, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.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. $12 to $20 suggested donation. The Yoga Sanctuary, Thornes Market, Third Floor, 150 Main St., Northampton. 413-374-0789. dave@daverussellkirtan.com.

Schola Nova Lessons and Carols: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Schola Nova presents “This Little Babe, A Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Britten, featuring harpist Tara Alterman. Free. Our Lady of the Valley Parish, 33 Adams St., Easthampton. 860-961-7827. sjean_c@hotmail.com.

The Argiro Quintet and Juke Jazz Joint: 7 p.m. Preceded by dinner at 5:30. With special guests Andrea Niki and Ed Brainerd. $15 in advance; $18 at the door. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton.

Art

“Art As Service” Workshop: 1 to 4 p.m. Make thank you cards and small paper gifts for people in public service: local firefighters and police officers, postal carriers, librarians, teachers, bus drivers, government officials, etc. Artists Elisabeth Radysh, Jen Hale and Brenda Lilly will teach techniques for making tissue paper window stars, simple or complex paper snowflakes, and origami works or art. Open to all ages. All materials provided. Free. The Art Garden, 4 Union St., Shelburne Falls.

Film

“Mandala Beats” and “Joe’s Violin”: 2 to 3:30 p.m. A double-feature of short documentaries on Jewish music. $4 to $8. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst. 413-256-4900. programs@yiddishbookcenter.org.

Festivals & Fairs

Jewish Genealogy Resource Fair: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Learn from experts how to trace your Jewish roots using the internet, family documents, DNA, etc. Free. Jewish Community of Amherst, 742 Main St., Amherst. 413-268-2147. wmjgs2@gmail.com.

Monday, 7 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

Paradise City Readers Book Discussion: 7 to 8:30 p.m. This month’s discussion will focus on “Boy, Snow, Bird” by Helen Oyeyemi. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Music

Community Sing: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bring your instrument or a song to share. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

Tuesday, 8 Literary Arts

Straw Dog Writers Night Out Open Mic: 7 to 9 p.m. Featured reader Debra Immergut. Place your name in the hat until 7:10. Ten names will be randomly selected to read for five minutes. Free. The Basement, 21 Center St., Northampton. info@strawdogwriters.org.

Music

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. New York City-based saxophone/clarinetists Peter and Will Anderson will be the guest soloists 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 with Host Jon Ross: 8 p.m. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Wednesday, 9 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.

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.

Ghost Light Theater’s Monthly Play Reading: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Changing material, often written by local writers. Actors perform/read materials live. $5 suggested donation. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Nature and Environment Book Discussion: 7 to 8 p.m. This month’s book discussion will focus on “Winter World” by Bernd Heinrich. 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: Wayfaring Soul: 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.

Film

Resistance Film Series: “Boys Like Us”: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. “Boys Like Us,” filmed in Northampton by a Northampton High School student, explores how masculinity in progressive communities is expressed. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St, Northampton. 413-582-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Potpourri

“The Colors of Our Common Life”: 6 to 8 p.m. Inspired by the Civil Conversations Project. Guided conversation to unpack a topic central to our common life. Donations requested. First Churches, 11 Center St., Northampton. 413-348-2385. artandsoul.wm@gmail.com.




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