Arts & Culture Calendar: Jan. 31 to Feb. 6, 2019

Published: 1/30/2019 5:37:59 PM
Thursday, 31 Dance

Hampshire College Winter Dance Concert: 8 to 10 p.m. Student choreography lives alongside faculty work and the Five College Repertory Project, “New Second Line” by Camille A. Brown. $5 to $10. Main Dance Studio Theater at Hampshire College’s Music and Dance Building, 893 West St., Amherst. 413-559-5889. dagHA@hampshire.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.

Music

Beethoven Cycle Continues with Piano Sonata V: 8 to 10 p.m. Free. Smith College’s Sweeney Concert Hall, 144 Green St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

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.

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.

Jill Sobule: 7 to 10 p.m. Sobule’s work is both deeply personal and socially conscious, seriously funny and derisively tragic. $15 to $20. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton.

Music Together Within Therapy Demo Class: 10 to 10:45 a.m. For children up to 4 years old. Free. Northampton Community Music Center, 139 South St., Northampton. 413-585-0001. sam@ncmc.net.

Scotty K and Friends: 7:30 p.m. $5 in advance; $10 day of show. The Wheelhouse, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 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

Fourth Annual Winter Festival at Gateway City Arts: 8 to 11 p.m. A four-day community-focused event filled with music, art, food, drinks and winter fun. Free. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Potpourri

Drag Queen Bingo: 8 to 10:30 p.m. $10 for 10 rounds; no door fee. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

“Our Beloved Community”: 5 to 7 p.m. Explore Dr. King’s beloved community through art, storytelling, conversation and reflection. Free. Keene State College, 229 Main St., Keene, N.H. 603-358-2639. hunter.kirschner@keene.edu.

Friday, 1 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 Festival: Improvisation Ensemble: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Improvisation Ensemble is directed by Angie Hauser, long-time dancer with the Bebe Miller Company and chair of the dance department at Smith College. $10 to $15. Northampton Community Arts Trust, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-586-5553. bodiesinmotionfestival@gmail.com.

Hampshire College Winter Dance Concert: 8 to 10 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Zydeco Dance with Zydeco Connection: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Dance lesson from 7 to 7:30 with Teri Anderson; Zydeco Connection performs from 7:30 to 10:30. No partner necessary. There will be another shorter dance lesson on the break. $15, includes dance lesson. Dance Northampton, 492 Pleasant St., Northampton. rosezydeco@yahoo.com.

Music

Bella’s Bartok and Will Wood & The Tapeworms: 8 p.m. to midnight. $15 to $18. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-9960. info@stonechurchvt.com.

The Ephemeral Stringband: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Ephemeral Stringband draws from several branches of traditional American music including old-time stringband music, early country and bluegrass. Free. Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-268-7757. hilaryemersonlay@gmail.com.

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

Greenfield Winter Ball Featuring TapRoots and Wurliday: 8:30 p.m. A funky good, soul-infused, night of global grooves and uplifting vibes. $10 advance; $13 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 live music every Friday night, all types/styles. Free. Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-977-1538. art@susannawhite.com.

Old School First Fridays: 7 to 11 p.m. Old school dance party mix: funkadelic, Michael Jackson and more. Bring a dish to share. Free. The Tap Room, 1 Mill Valley Road, Suite C, Hadley. 413-218-1353. visualconcepts123@gmail.com.

The Psychic Friends: 7 to 9:30 p.m. The Psychic Friends trio plays funky music with a real Hammond B-3 organ. Free. Progression Brewing Company, 9 Pearl St., Northampton. jwquinnly@gmail.com.

Ticked Off Tapes Showcase: 8 p.m. A showcase of four bands with new releases: Cruudeuces, Spiritual Claymation, Two Years on Welfare and Francis. $10. The Root Cellar Bar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

Symphonic Valentine: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Pioneer Valley Symphony performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. $5 to $28. Greenfield High School Auditorium, 21 Barr Ave., Greenfield. 413-773-3664. admin@pvso.org.

Jazz Composition Senior Theses: 7 p.m. “Garden of Snakes,” by Diego Ramos-Meyer at 7; “A Thousand Shapes,” by Ella Yarmo-Gray at 7:45. Free. Amherst College’s Buckley Recital Hall, 53 College St., Amherst.

Theater

Adult Puppet Slam: 7:30 p.m. Free. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

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

“Urinetown”: 7 to 9:30 p.m. $3 to $15. Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, 15 Mulligan Drive, South Hadley. 413-552-1580. lcappello@pvpa.org.

“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.

Mrs. Smith: 7:30 p.m. Kidnapped from her Upper East Side penthouse and held for ransom by a Norwegian death metal band, Mrs. Smith suffered the Stockholm Syndrome granting her extraordinary musical abilities. She uses her guitar skills and vocal stylings to express the grief and rage she feels over the disappearance of her beloved cat Carlyle. Free. Curtain Theater, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst.

Festivals & Fairs

97th Annual Greenfield Winter Carnival: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Live downtown ice carving, the Parade of Lights, fireworks, Family Fun Fest, Sleigh Bell Run, cribbage tournament, breakfast with Olaf, cardboard sled race, vintage snowmobile show, K-9 Keg Pull, chili cook-off and more. Visit greenfieldrecreation.com/wintercarnival for a full schedule and list of Greenfield locations. 413-772-1553. reco@greenfield-ma.gov.

Fourth Annual Winter Festival at Gateway City Arts: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“Love Local”: 4 to 8 p.m. Sample the sweet and savory specialty foods of local farmers and food producers, and view the work of local artists and artisans. The River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.

Saturday, 2 Dance

Hampshire College Winter Dance Concert: 8 to 10 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

HUT XXI: 8 to 10 p.m. Three artists, three genres, three short sets. $10. STUDIO4, 25 Main St, Fourth Floor, Northampton. jenscdt@gmail.com.

Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Live music by Rachel and the Western Partners. Refreshments available. $8 to $10. ELMM Community Center, 21 Durkee St., Winchester, N.H. 603-357-0794.

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.

Song & Story Swap with Kala Farnham: 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation. The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst.

Eric Love: 9 p.m. to midnight. Playing ’60s and ’70s classic rock. Free. Deja Brew Café & Pub, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell.

“Fight Fire with Fiya!”: 8 p.m. Mid-winter reggae music bash featuring ReBelle, Dave Noonan’s Green Island, Rhythm Incorporated and I-Ganic Sound System. Dance to celebrate life, being warm in the cold and Bob Marley’s almost-birthday! Benefit for World Central Kitchen and Next Day House. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center Ballroom, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

From Logan to Lima: 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. voobooking@gmail.com.

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

Reprobate Blues Band: 9 p.m. $3. Wheelerville Community Club, 698 East Main St., Orange. 978-544-3960. wheelervillecc@gmail.com.

The Original Cowards with The Claudia Malibu and Opal Canyon: 7:30 p.m. Indie music. $5 in advance; $10 day of show. The Perch, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Rice — an American Band with Nate Martel: 8 to 11 p.m. $5. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 413-522-5965. kelly@simonsaysbooking.com.

Rusted Shame: 9 p.m. to midnight. Classic rock, ’90s rock and a few in between. Free. Eagles Sports Bar, 75 Cottage St., Easthampton. 413-320-6269. shamerusted@gmail.com.

Songs by Wendy Eisenberg and Chris Weisman: 8 to 11 p.m. Eisenberg and Weisman, acclaimed songwriters/jazz guitarists, play a benefit for Greenfield arts nonprofit Looky Here. $20 to $25. The Root Cellar Bar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

Tom and Corrie: 4 to 7 p.m. An acoustic set of new tunes and old favorites. Free. Fort Hill Brewery, 30 Fort Hill Road, Easthampton. cdoerge33@gmail.com.

UMass Opera: 7:30 to 10 p.m. The Department of Music and Dance presents UMass Opera, under the direction of Dustin Willis, Mark Swanson and Marjorie Melnick. $5 to $15. Bowker Auditorium, 100 Holdsworth Way, Amherst. 413-545-2511. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Under the Tree Arts Presents Winter Carnival Jam-boree: 4 p.m. Live, interactive music by musician/educator Marcy Gregoire and her band. For children ages 8 and under. $7 per child ages 1 and up; free for adults and infants. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Theater

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

“Urinetown”: 7 to 9:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

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

Film

The Met Live in HD: “Carmen”: 12:55 to 4:25 p.m. $18 to $25. The Clark Art Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-0524.

“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie”: 7:30 p.m. A new award-winning five-star hit musical. $7. Academy of Music Theatre, 99 Main St., Northampton. 413-584-9032. boxoffice@aomtheatre.com.

Festivals & Fairs

97th Annual Greenfield Winter Carnival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Fourth Annual Winter Festival at Gateway City Arts: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Keene Ice & Snow Festival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy ice sculptures, children’s crafts, musical entertainment, train rides, costumed characters, face painting and more. Free. Downtown Keene, N.H. jim.narkiewicz@gmail.com. See bit.ly/2CSB7zR for locations.

WinterFest Amherst: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Includes luminaria on the Amherst Town Common from 5 to 8 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.

“Love Local”: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Potpourri

Heart Candy Box Workshop for Children: 9 a.m. to noon. Free. Home Depot, 22 Ashbrook Road, Keene, N.H. 603-355-2113, ext. 382. servicedesk_3488@homedepot.com.

Mini Golf Classic: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Play mini golf through the stacks and aisles of the library. $5. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst.

Making Net Zero Homes and Energy Retrofits Affordable: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Lower the cost to energy efficiency using methods of designing and building assemblies that use healthy and low embodied carbon resources. Free. Forbes Library’s Community Room, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-296-0123. kent@kenthicksconstruction.com.

Tangrams: 10 to 11 a.m. Make your own tangram puzzle and challenge yourself to create animals using the seven pieces. For ages 5 and up. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-527-1031. mcranshaw@ewmlibrary.org.

Wildlife Trail Camera Workshop: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us for a talk about trail camera photography, followed by a field excursion for a demonstration of trail camera set up. $10 to $15. Bullitt Reservation, 332 Bullitt Road, Ashfield. 413-628-4485, ext 4. hltlandsteward@thetrustees.org.

30th Annual Bal Masque: 6 to 11:30 p.m. Includes an auction, dancing, dining and preview of upcoming Fine Arts Center events. $125. Campus Center Auditorium, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst. 413-545-2511. fineartscenter.com/gala.

“An Island Perspective on Wampum”: 11 a.m. to noon. Join Aquinnah Wampanoag researcher and artist Elizabeth James-Perry of Original Wampum Art for an informative presentation focused on historic wampum arts, including adornment, diplomacy and record-keeping from the perspective of a Native American woman, which will include a demonstration of wampum weaving. Free. Followed by a $40 wampum bead-making workshop from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Register in advance by emailing Nolumbekaproject@gmail.com. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls.

“Food Justice, Hip-Hop and Race”: 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Gardening The Community Co-Executive Director Ibrahim Ali will speak about food justice, the important link between hip-hop and food, and how race and racism play out at Gardening The Community, a food justice organization in Springfield. Free. First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St., Greenfield.

Sixth Annual Coldest Day 5K: 10 a.m. to noon. Raises money for the Springfield Rescue Mission. Arrive by 9:30 to register. Prizes will be awarded to men and women who place first, second and third. $25; includes a long-sleeved shirt. 10 Mill St., Springfield. springfieldrescuemission.org.

Sunday, 3 Dance

Bodies in Motion Festival: 5 to 6:30 p.m. The festival finale features new works by Barbie Diewald, Katie Martin, Leah Fournier, Sarah Lass, Andrew Pester, collaborators and visual artists. $10 to $15. Northampton Community Arts Trust, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-586-5553. olsen@middlebury.edu.

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

Gallery of Readers Series: 4 to 6 p.m. Featuring Don Wheelock and Rebecca Rice reading their recent work. Free. Smith College’s Seeyle Hall, Room 106, 10 Elm St., Northampton. 413-584-7080. caroledelstein@galleryofreaders.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.

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

“Snapshots of Civil Rights”: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Concert performance of works about civil rights by composer Anita Anderson Cooper. Choral, instrumental and solo music. Free. South Congregational Church, 1066 South East St., Amherst. 413-549-8317. neet160@yahoo.com.

UMass Opera: 3 to 5:30 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Theater

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

Film

“Angel Wagenstein: Art is a Weapon”: 2 to 3:30 p.m. As a teenager in wartime Bulgaria, Angel Wagenstein led a daredevil Jewish brigade. Now, at 94, he’s a necessary voice on Europe’s rocky future. $4 to $8. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst. 413-256-4900. programs@yiddishbookcenter.org.

Festivals & Fairs

97th Annual Greenfield Winter Carnival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Fourth Annual Winter Festival at Gateway City Arts: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

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

Potpourri

Conway Snowmobile Club Pancake Breakfast: 7:30 to 11 a.m. All you can eat eggs, Pekarski’s sausage and pancakes with real maple syrup. $5 to $9, cash only. Conway Firehouse, 32 Main St., Conway. updates@sledconway.com.

Sufi Study Group: Exploring the Inner and Outer Bodies: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. Dobrá Tea, 186 Main St,, Northampton. 413-297-4907. germaindianne@gmail.com.

“Wild Life!”: Noon to 4 p.m. An afternoon of animal and nature-based activities. Participate in a family hike in Temple Woods, meet a collection of special rescued animals, including a lynx, lemur, pearl fox and paca; and watch “Mother Nature’s Child: Growing Outdoors in the Media Age.” Greenfield Center School, 71 Montague City Road, Greenfield. 413-773-1700. admissions@centerschool.net.

“Juvenile Justice”: 10:30 a.m. Naoka Carey, of Citizens for Juvenile Justice, will review the current system and potential areas for reform ,as well as juvenile justice highlights in the criminal justice reform package that became law in 2018. Free. Refreshments available. Davis Memorial Hall, 3 West St., Petersham.

Open House at 33 Hawley Street: 3 to 5 p.m. Displays by scholar Deborah Goffe and artists Jil Crary-Ross, Michael Tillyer and Stephen Petegorsky. Free. Northampton Community Arts Trust, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-586-5553. lisathompson@apearts.org.

Monday, 4 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. Focusing on “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” by Ayana Mathis. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Festivals & Fairs

WinterFest Amherst: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. See Saturday’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, 5Music

The Langston Hughes Project: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet. Free. Bowker Auditorium, 100 Holdsworth Way, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Irish Music Night: 7 to 10 p.m. Every first Tuesday. Not an open session for performers. Free. The Wheelhouse, 289 Main St., Greenfield.

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Woodstock, Vt.-based saxophonist Michael Zsoldos 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.

Festivals & Fairs

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

Wednesday, 6 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

Elinor Lipman Reading: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Lipman will read from her latest novel, “Good Riddance.” Free. Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-4235. roxie@broadsidebooks.com.

Gita Trelease’s “Enchantée” Book Launch: 6:30 to 8 p.m. “Enchantée” is Trelease’s imaginative debut about an impoverished magician desperate to provide for her sister on the eve of the French Revolution. Free. Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

Poetry Reading: Phillip B. Williams: 8 to 9 p.m. Refreshments to follow. Free. Amherst Books, 8 Main St, Amherst. 413-542-8200. crnewman@amherst.edu.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Discussion: 7 to 8 p.m. Focusing on “The Anubis Gates” by Tim Powers. 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.

SING: 7:30 p.m. With composer and educator Alice Parker. Sign hymns and folk tunes. Free. Federated Church, 175 Main St., Charlemont.

“Honey and Salt”: 8 p.m. Acclaimed drummer Matt Wilson’s latest project, “Honey and Salt,” uses the words of Carl Sandberg to create a masterful evening of poetry and music. $7 to $15. UMass Old Chapel, 144 Hicks Way, Amherst. 413-545-2511. facbox@umass.edu.

Oldies Sing-Along: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Home gathering to sing oldies: rock, folk, gospel, etc. A cappella; guitars welcome. Lyrics provided. Free. Email johnpberk@gmail.com for the Northampton address.

Atlantic Brass Quintet: 7:30 p.m. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst.

We Banjo 3: 7 p.m. We Banjo 3 is touring in support of “Haven,” its fourth studio recording, which was released in July. $25 to $30. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton.

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.

Festivals & Fairs

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

Potpourri

Snowshoeing for Seniors: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For ages 60 and up. Beginners welcome. Equipment provided or bring your own. Advance registration required. Free. Wendell State Forest Headquarters, 392 Montague Road, Wendell. 413-584-2052. info@alloutadventures.org.




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