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Arts & Culture Calendar: July 26 to Aug. 1, 2018


Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Thursday, 26Dance

Corazón de Granada Flamenco: 8 to 10 p.m. Granada’s most promising young flamenco artists perform a show steeped in tradition and elevated by impeccable musical and dance technique. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. New City Brewery, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. katy@laudable.productions.

Music

“A Little Night Music”: 6 to 8 p.m. Free, but donations accepted for all food items. Trinity United Methodist Church, 361 Sumner Ave., Springfield. 413-737-5311.

Alex Johnson: 6 to 9:30 p.m. Solo performance by Alex Johnson of Colorway, formerly of the Drunk Stuntmen. Free. Luxe Burger Bar, 1200 West Columbus Ave., Springfield. 413-785-5893. steve@luxeburgerbar.com.

Amherst Downtown Beats — ReBelle and Shokazoba: 6 to 8 p.m. World music, roots reggae, powerful vocals and amazing lyrics of both bands will energize and inspire. Free. Kendrick Park, East Pleasant Street, Amherst Center. 413-345-2945. ann@amherstdowntown.com.

Belchertown Community Band: 7 p.m. Free. Town Common, Park Street, Belchertown. belchertowncommunityband@gmail.com.

David Bartley: 8:30 to 11 p.m. Jazz piano and vocals. Mose Alison and more. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

Emily Carter, Anjali Rose, Thanya, Mad Habits: 8:30 p.m. Local indie bands. $5 to $10. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Florence Music on the Porch Series: 6:30 p.m. Annie Guthrie. Free. Florence Civic Center, 90 Park St., Florence.

Greenfield Coop Concerts: 6 p.m. Featuring Joe Graveline and Nina Gross, Stephanie Marshall, and Austin & Elliot. Free. Energy Park, 50 Miles St., Greenfield. pattex@crocker.com.

Lyra Music Festival: 11 a.m. to noon. Classical music concert performed by children for children. At the instrument petting zoo, try a child-sized violin or cello. Museum admission. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. rodo@lyramusic.org.

Miku Daza with Osaba: 9 p.m. to midnight. $5 to $8. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-9960. leslie@stonechurchvt.com.

Ray Mason and Henning Ohlenbusch: $10 to $15; free for children under 13. 1794 Meetinghouse, 26 South Main St., New Salem. 1794meetinghouse.org.

The Thursday Experiment: 7:30 p.m. A monthly series showcasing premiere practitioners of improvisation and experimental music, curated by Holyoke resident Bonnie Kane. $5 to $10 suggested donation. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Western Mass Songwriters Collaborative: Songwriter Showcase: 7 to 10 p.m. With Sparkie Allison, Laura Herschovichz, Tim Garner, Dave Brosseau and Tony Valley. Nadim’s Mediterranean Grill, 1390 Main St., Springfield. sparkieallison@charter.net.

Zikina: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Ugandan native Gideon Ampeire leads this innovative quartet with traditional East African instruments, weaving a sonic landscape of joyous grooves. $10. J. A. Skinner State Park, 10 Skinner State Park Road, Hadley. 413-586-4997. davemeuser@msn.com.

“Diva’s Delight: Songs We Love to Sing”: 7 p.m. Three sopranos — Erin Nafziger, Nellie Rustick and Shelley Roberts — join forces with pianist Scott Bailey for an evening of classical music and musical theater. Free. Trinity Church, 17 Severance St., Shelburne Falls.

Theater

“The Roommate” by Jen Silverman: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dark comedy about what it takes to re-route your life. $20 to $27. First Congregational Church, 429 Main St., Ashfield. 413-268-3850. paulinelive@gmail.com.

Shakespeare Under the Stars — “Othello”: 7 to 9:30 p.m. $7 to $15. Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst. hampshire.shakespeare.company@gmail.com.

“White, Black and Blue”: 7:30 p.m. Silverthorne Theater Company presents a play by Will Chalmus and Steve Henderson. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. silverthornetheater.org.

Art

Artist Talk and Book Signing with Carole Feuerman: 5 to 7 p.m. An artist talk and book signing with a hyperrealist sculptor. Light refreshments will be served. Free. The Artist Book Foundation, 1327 Mass MoCA Way, Building 13, 2nd Floor, North Adams. 413-398-5600. news@artistbkfoundation.org.

Explore the Exciting Colors of Oil Pastels: 5 to 6 p.m. Make your own signature colors with these artist’s crayons. Learn a magical transfer and color yourself a world of your own imagination. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

Festivals & Fairs

DownStreet Art Festival: 5 to 8 p.m. North Adams’ signature gallery-walk-meets-street-festival is back for its monthly DSA Thursday event. Free. Gallery 51, 51 Main St., North Adams. 413-662-5253. Gallery51@gmail.com.

Potpourri

Green Haired Rock Star: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Drop in to start a grass head rock star. Materials provided for you to create, take home and style the “hair” when it grows. For ages 4 and up. Free. Meekins Library, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg. 413-268-7472. kmit@cwmars.org.

Opening Celebration — Charles Giuliano: 5 to 8 p.m. Giuliano’s four decades as a journalist and critic focused on all aspects of the arts from jazz, rock and the fine art to theater. Free. Gallery 51, 51 Main St., North Adams. 413-662-5253. Gallery51@gmail.com.

Friday, 27Dance

Amherst International Folkdancing: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Line, circle and couple dances from the Balkans, Middle East and eastern Europe. No partner needed. See www.amherstfolkdancing.org for location. $3 to $10 sliding scale contribution. Various Amherst locations. 413-549-6748. eva@amherstfolkdancing.org.

Dance Party with DJ Miami Hypez: 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Free. Platform Sports Grill, 125A Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-341-3161.

Literary Arts

Amherst Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 2710-4 and July 28-29 and Aug. 3-4, 9-4. League of Women Voters sponsors annual sale. Free. Fort River School, 70 South East St., Amherst. trishfarr45@gmail.com.

Read to Toby: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Toby the dog can’t read, but he’s a great listener! Sign up for a 10-minute reading session at the Children’s Desk or via phone or email. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1010. sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org.

Music

Aidan and Jared: 6 to 10 p.m. Formidable guitar duo of Jared Quinn and Aidan O’Brien. Free. Luxe Burger Bar, 1200 West Columbus Ave., Springfield. 413-785-5893. steve@luxeburgerbar.com.

Ecce Shnak: 9:30 p.m. to midnight. A nine-piece art-rock band from New York City. One part pop music, another part classical music and a third piece of funk. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

John Trudeau, Celseigh, Chris Goudreau: 10 p.m. Local indie musicians. $5 in advance; $10 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Ladies in Jazz Featuring Samirah Evans and Molly Steinmark: 8 p.m. A musical series by Samirah Evans’ Silktone Productions and Hawks & Reed, bringing Evans together in concert with another female jazz musician. $10 to $20. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Adult Swim: 6 to 9 p.m. Free. The Deck at Union Station, 125A Pleasant St., Northampton.

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

Michael Jordan TD Pass/Teenage Halloween/Cesci/Pneumashoes: 9 p.m. to midnight. $5 to $15 sliding scale. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-9960. leslie@stonechurchvt.com.

The Beatles Nerds: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-203-1687. Mill180parkbooking@gmail.com.

Northampton Summer Concert Series: 5:30 p.m. King Radio and Chandler Travis Three-O perform. Pulaski Park, 240 Main St., Northampton.

“Singing and Sundaes”: 3 p.m. Ice cream and classic American songs. Free. Tri-Town Beach, Old State Road, Whately. Rain location: South County Senior Center, 67 North Main St., South Deerfield.

Orange Community Band: 7:30 p.m. The last of the band’s six Friday night summer concerts will also start a new traditional typically known as a “Memory Night” concert. Audience members are invited to bring luminaries (a white paper bag with an electric source of light or any small electric source of light is suggested) to be lit at intermission in memory of loved ones. Butterfield Park, East River St., Orange.

Fortified Blues Band: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Original blues band. Town Common, South Deerfield. Rain location: Town Hall, 8 Conway St., Deerfield.

Theater

Ko Festival of Performance: “Like a Mother Bear”: 8 to 10 p.m. July 29, 4 p.m. Play by Helen Stoltzfus. A woman encounters the Great Bear Mother of the imagination and the real endangered bear of the wilderness. $18 to $22. SNAP/EBT discounts available. Holden Theater, Amherst College, 290 South Main St., Amherst. 413-427-6147. info@kofest.com.

“The Roommate” by Jen Silverman: 8 to 10 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Shakespeare Under the Stars — “Othello”: 7 to 9:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“White, Black and Blue”: 7:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Art

Friday Art Wind Down: 2 to 5 p.m. Art making space with a large and eclectic variety of materials open for your making leisure. $10 to $30. The Nest at First Churches, 11 Center St., 2nd Floor (not accessible), Northampton. 413-348-2385. artandsoul.wm@gmail.com.

Saturday, 28Dance

Dance Party with DJ Miami Hypez: 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Free. Platform Sports Grill, 125A Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-341-3161.

Literary Arts

Amherst Book Sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Music

“A Perfect Spot of Tea” Featuring Honest Harmony: 3:30 p.m. Honest Harmony, four-member a capella group, will perform at “A Perfect Spot of Tea.” $12. Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, 130 River Drive, Hadley. 413-584-4699. pphmuseumassistant@gmail.com.

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.

Baystate Children’s Cancer Hope Fund Benefit Concert: 6 to 8 p.m. Wine by the glass. Food trucks. Bring a lawn chair. Picnics welcome. No outside alcohol. $20. Glendale Ridge Vineyard, 155 Glendale Road, Southampton. 413-527-0164. mary@glendaleridgevineyard.com.

Cold Chocolate: 7:30 to 10 p.m. $10 to $15; free for children under 13. 1794 Meetinghouse, 26 South Main St., New Salem. 1794meetinghouse.org.

Jazz Concert Featuring Fred Lipsius: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Featuring Grammy-winning Fred Lipsius. $10 to $15. Northampton Community Music Center, 139 South St., Northampton. 413-585-0001. sam@ncmc.net.

Kae Sharp, I-Ganic Sound System and Shokazoba: 8 to 11 p.m. Afrobeat funk meets reggae and dancehall. $12, includes one drink. New City Brewery, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. katy@laudable.productions.

Kalliope Jones Summer Sounds with ZoKi and Raspberry Jam: 3:30 p.m. Local teen music, young and energetic talent, and opportunities for anyone to share their art. $7 in advance; $12 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Katherine First and The Kitchen Party: 6 to 8 p.m. They bring the traditions of Celtic, Cape Breton, bluegrass and Appalachian together in a celebration of traditional music for all ages. Free. Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-268-7757. hilaryemersonlay@gmail.com.

Rick Hart: 6 to 9 p.m. Free. The Deck at Union Station, 125A Pleasant St., Northampton.

Lyra Music Festival: 1 to 3 p.m. Solo and chamber music performed by Lyra Music Workshop’s outstanding young musicians. $15. Smith College, Sage Hall, 144 Main St., Northampton. 917-705-5089. rodo@lyramusic.org.

Mister Dix with Zebulon Hildreth: 8 p.m. to midnight. Mister Dix with Zebulon Hildreth. $5 to $8. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-9960. leslie@stonechurchvt.com.

Mohawk Trail Concerts: The Directors Concert: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Masako Yanagita, violin, Mark Fraser, cello, and Estela Olevsky, piano, team up for a concert of music by Bach, Brahms and Shostakovich. $20; free for ages 16 and under. Federated Church of Charlemont, 175 Main St. (Route 2), Charlemont. 413-625-9511. info@mohawktrailconcerts.org.

Olivia Frances: 8 p.m. Olivia Frances is an award-winning singer-songwriter and musician with a sunny disposition. Free. Sam’s Pizzeria, 235 Main St., Northampton. 513-519-4355. oliviafrancesmusic@gmail.com.

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

Virtual Reality Tour: 8:30 p.m. National and local hip-hop artists. Featuring Dylan Reese, Abstract, Ryan Oakes with Cam Randall & DK, and Lagoon. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. Hawks & Reed Peforming Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

The Wildcat O’Halloran Band: 6 to 10 p.m. A rockin’ night of blues with local legend Wildcat O’Halloran and his band. Free. Luxe Burger Bar, 1200 West Columbus Ave., Springfield. 413-785-5893. steve@luxeburgerbar.com.

Zydeco Connection: 8:30 to 11 p.m. A cajun dance party. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

The Reprobate Blues Band: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Free. Deja Brew Café & Pub, 57 Lockes Village Road, Wendell.

Theater

Ko Festival of Performance: “Like a Mother Bear”: 8 to 10 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“The Roommate” by Jen Silverman: 8 to 10 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Shakespeare Under the Stars — “Othello”: 7 to 9:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“White, Black and Blue”: 7:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“The Little Foxes”: 7:30 p.m. Classic by Lillian Hellman. $8. Actors Theatre Playhouse, Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. 877-666-1855. ATPlayhouse.org.

Comedy

Josie’s Magical Flute and The Majesters: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Josie’s Magical Flute and The Majesters create hilarity based on audience suggestions — including a fully improvised musical. $7. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-648-7432. jwaggoner@micablue.com.

Film

A Good Night’s Sleep Experimental Film Screening: 8 to 9:30 p.m. A Good Night’s Sleep is a monthly screening series featuring experimental and nonfiction film and video by artists connected to western Massachusetts. $5 to $10. School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, 25 Main St., 4th Floor, Northampton. goodnightsleepwm@gmail.com.

Art

Summer Stop ’n’ Craft: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Have fun with paint and become some unlikely DJs. All ages welcome. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-529-1605. ehampton@cwmars.org.

Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour & Sale: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nine potters open their studios to the public. Also guest artists, demonstrations and local food. Visit www.hilltown6.com for details. Free. Hilltown 6, 108 Mount Road, Cummington. 413-695-1638. nesaka@comcast.net.

Open Studio: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vermont artists Mary Angus and Bill LeQuier of Readsboro Glassworks will hold an open studio and sale as part of the Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival. Readsboro Glassworks, 6954 Main St. (lower level), Readsboro, Vt. 802-423-7706. www.maryangusglass.com.

Festivals & Fairs

South Hadley FallsFest: Noon to 10 p.m. Outdoor music and art festival on the banks of the Connecticut River with local food and beer as well as children’s activities. Free. Beachgrounds Park, 116 Main St., South Hadley. culturakate@gmail.com.

Potpourri

Where’s Waldo Party and Grand Prize Drawing: 2 to 3 p.m. Pick up a passport, find Waldo, then join the party to win prizes, eat cake and celebrate local businesses. Free. Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

River Valley Ice Cream Ride: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Three routes for the whole family range from 7 to 50 miles. A fresh summer lunch and live music on the riverfront round out the day. Proceeds benefit RiverCulture, CISA and MassBike. $15 to $75. www.riversedgecycling.com. Unity Park, 2nd Street, Turners Falls.

“A Summer Day on the Buckland Common”: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring historical tours, a concert by the Shelburne Falls Military Band, a chicken barbecue, displays by the Buckland Fire Department and the Buckland Riders Snowmobile Club, a demonstration by Buckland mosaic artist Cynthia Fisher, a quilt and textile show, book sale, a Pop-Up Adventure Playground, prints and cards by Buckland landscape artist Robert Strong Woodward, art and crafts sales, and more. Free admission. Rain or shine. Town Common, intersection of Upper and Cross streets, Buckland. Call 413-628-3231 for chicken barbecue reservations.

Sunday, 29Literary Arts

Amherst Book Sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Music

First Annual Greenfield Psych Fest, Headlined by Money Chica: Noon to 10 p.m. Two floors of crazy music, all day long! $10 in advance; $12 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Banish Misfortune, Traditional Irish Music: 5 to 8 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.

Carol Hutter and Friends: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Carol Hutter, viola; Lisa Woodward, violin; David Siegel, violin; and Jennifer Allen, cello performing string quartet works by Haydn and Beethoven. $5 to $10. Memorial Hall Museum, 8 Memorial St., Deerfield. 413-774-3768, ext. 800. tneumann@deerfield.history.museum.

Gong Meditation with Mantra: 7 to 8:30 p.m. No experience necessary. $12 suggested donation. Setu Yoga & Meditation Retreat Center, 241 Quails Hill Road, Brattleboro, Vt. emilymurphykaur@gmail.com.

Jared Quinn & Psychic Friends: 4 to 7 p.m. Free. The Deck at Union Station, 125A Pleasant St., Northampton.

Mandolin Concert: Jacob Reuven and the Be’er Sheva Mandolin Quartet: 3 to 5 p.m. Mandolin quartet music performed by famed mandolinist Jacob Reuven and three outstanding mandolinists. Classical, Israeli and Andalusian music. $15 in advance; $18 at the door. Congregation Ahavas Achim, 84 Hastings Ave., Keene, N.H. 617-306-8055. augustw3@gmail.com.

Mandolin New England: 2 to 3 p.m. Mozart’s “The Hunt,” and Schubert’s string trio in D minor. Admission by donation. Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, 130 River Drive, Hadley. 413-588-7720. pphmuseumassistant@gmail.com.

The Omnis Piano Quartet: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Omnis Piano Quartet will perform two masterworks by master composers, Mozart and Brahms. Free. Raymond Concert Hall, Northfield Mount Hermon School, 19 Purple Road, Gill. jpitchon@smith.edu.

Sevenars Music Festival: 4 p.m. Concert by The Piazzolla Trio (playing classical/tangos). $20 suggested donation. Refreshments are served. Sevenars Academy, 15 Ireland St., Worthington. sevenars.org.

Shape Note Singing: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Shape note singing is powerful, a capella singing. No musical experience necessary. Music books will be available to borrow. Free. The Recover Project extension, 1 Osgood St., Greenfield. 413-774-2232. shlabuke@yahoo.com.

Theater

Ko Festival of Performance: “Like a Mother Bear”: 4 to 6 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“The Roommate” by Jen Silverman: 4 to 6 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Shakespeare Under the Stars — “Othello”: 7 to 9:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Comedy

Sunday Funday Comedy Open Mic: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Hosted by Laura Fattaruso. Sign up starts at 7. For ages 21 and up. Free. Bishop’s Lounge, 41 Strong Ave., Northampton. fattaruso@gmail.com.

Film

“Iom Romi” (“A Day in Rome”) and “Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana”: 2 p.m. “Iom Romi” chronicles the lives of the Jewish community in Rome. In “Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels,” refugees recall their lives in wartime Havana. $4 to $8. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst. 413-256-4900. programs@yiddishbookcenter.org.

Art

Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour & Sale: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Monday, 30Dance

“Dancing in the Stacks” Adult Lyrical Class: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lianne Rempelakis, of Stepping Up Dance Center, will teach four adult dance classes. Registration strongly suggested. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-527-1031. slevine@ewmlibrary.org.

Music

Jeff Holmes Big Band Featuring Dawning Holmes: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Jazz, blues, soul and beyond performed by some of the Connecticut Valley’s best musicians. Free. 121 Club at Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. dawna@fathomarts.com.

Gary Clark Jr.: 7 p.m. $39.50 to $59.50. Tickets available at dspshows.com. Pines Theater at Look Park, 300 North Main St., Florence. 877-987-6487

Film

Far Out Film Discussion: “Last Year at Marienbad”: 7 to 9 p.m. Far Out Film Discussion is like a book club: check out the film, watch at home, and come to discuss. This month’s movie is “Last Year at Marienbad.” Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Art

3D Sculpture: Fantasy Sculpture and Mythical Beings: 9 a.m. to noon. Make dragons and other mythological creatures using a variety of supplies including paris kraft, polymer clay and soft linoleum. Fpr ages 9 to12. $170. Artspace Community Arts Center, 15 Mill St., Greenfield. 413-772-6811. info@artspacegreenfield.com.

Tuesday, 31Literary Arts

Northampton Poetry Presents “Slam Free or Die”: 8 to 11 p.m. $3 to $4. The Deuce, 50 Conz St., Northampton. northamptonpoetry@gmail.com.

Music

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. New York City-based guitarist and composer Freddie Bryant 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.

Watermelon Wednesdays — Lula Wiles: 7:30 p.m. Special Tuesday concert. West Whately Chapel, near intersection of Conway and Williamsburg roads, West Whately. watermelonwednesdays.com. paulnewlin@comcast.net.

Comedy

Comedy in the Wheelhouse: 8 p.m. Local comic Jon Ross hosts a showcase of the Pioneer Valley’s best comedic talent. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Art

3D Sculpture: Fantasy Sculpture and Mythical Beings: 9 a.m. to noon. See Monday’s listing.

Art Composers with Lois: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. A broad spectrum of open-ended art projects, this time around the summer’s theme, “Libraries Rock!” Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-529-1605. ehampton@cwmars.org.

Wednesday, 1Dance

Creacion Latin Big Band: 7 p.m. 20-piece big band featuring Frances Rahaim plays salsa, cha cha, boogaloo, merengue, cumbia, son and bolero styles. Every first and third Wednesday. Open floor for dancers. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield.

Literary Arts

Summer Creative Writing Workshops: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Beginners and seasoned writers welcome. 10-week series. $25 to $45 sliding scale weekly. Main Street Writers, 664 Main St., Suite 60, Amherst. 413-221-4652. mainstreetwriters@gmail.com.

Music

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

Skylarkz — Local Music Rocks! Concert: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Rain or shine. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-527-1031. slevine@ewmlibrary.org.

Wednesday Tunes Series: Tanner Ogle: 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.

Steve Ciechomski and Tom Kostek: 6:30 p.m. Easy listening music. Rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair. First Congregational Church of Montague, 4 North St., Montague.

Theater

“The Roommate” by Jen Silverman: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“We the People”: 8 p.m. Double Edge Theatre presents its indoor/outdoor traveling summer spectacle. Performances Wednesdays through Sundays through Aug. 19. Double Edge Theatre, 984 Conway Road, Ashfield. doubleedgetheatre.org.

Art

Drop-in Art Buffet: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Craft projects change monthly. Materials provided, just drop in anytime during the program. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-527-1031. slevine@ewmlibrary.org.

3D Sculpture: Fantasy Sculpture and Mythical Beings: 9 a.m. to noon. See Monday’s listing.

Potpourri

NAMI Night with the Valley Blue Sox: 6:35 to 9:30 p.m. NAMI-Western Massachusetts is pleased to announce its first-ever “NAMI Night with the Valley Blue Sox.” In addition to the game, there will be a 50/50 raffle, prize raffle and a free raffle for NAMI-Western Massachusetts T-shirts. $7. Mackensie Stadium, 500 Beech St., Holyoke. 413-786-9139. communications@namiwm.org.