Arts & Culture Calendar: March 14 to March 20, 2019

Published: 3/13/2019 4:48:26 PM
Thursday, 14

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

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.

Matt Stamell with Craig Eastman and Guy Devito: 7 p.m. Folk rock. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

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

Jeff Carey, Sigtryggur Sigmarsson, Andrea Pensado and Foambitz: 8 to 11:30 p.m. Jeff Carey is an interdisciplinary artist creating radical computer music. He performs electro-instrumental synthetic noise. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

Music in the Morning: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Live interactive music by musician/educator Marcy Gregoire. Puppets, costumes, instruments and more. $5. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center Ballroom, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares: Wayfaring: 7:30 p.m. Taking its name from a beloved American folk song, Wayfaring is a duo project between Katie Ernst (bass, voice) and James Falzone (clarinet). $15. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 413-320-1089. gsiegel@umass.edu.

Theater

“Grease”: 7 to 9 p.m. $5 to $15. Northampton High School Auditorium, 380 Elm St., Northampton. 413-587-1344.

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, 15

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.

“The Big Show”: 7 to 9 p.m. PVPA’s hip-hop dance company, Funkadelic, presents a collection of student-choreographed works. Directed by Ron Baker. $3 to $10. Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, 15 Mulligan Drive, South Hadley. 413-552-1580. lcappello@pvpa.org.

Contra Dance: 8 p.m. Fiddler David Kaynor and friends with the Back Row Band. Calling by Ron Blechner. All are welcome, with or without a partner. No experience necessary. $10. Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield.

Literary Arts

Friday Afternoon Book Discussion: 1 to 2 p.m. This month’s discussion will be about “The Common Good” by Robert Reich. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Music

Cow Town Drum & Bass — Live DJs: 8 to 11 p.m. Drum and bass music hosted by DJ Pfeif of Valley Free Radio 103.3fm, featuring different guest DJs each month. Free. The Taproom, 1 Mill Valley Road, Hadley. 413-222-5829. info@figmentlabs.com.

Spinelli: 7 p.m. Pop and folk music, sang in a three-part harmony. $10 suggested donation. First United Methodist Church, 25 Church St., Greenfield.

The Cozy Corner Jazz Ensemble: 5:30 pto 7:30 p.m. This seven-member ensemble plays everything from bebop to blues to American Songbook. Free. Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-268-7757. hilaryemersonlay@gmail.com.

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

Josephine County: 8 to 10:30 p.m. Traditional and folk music. $15 to $20. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-9960. info@stonechurchvt.com.

Magik Markers Two Night Residency: 8 to 11:30 p.m. $15 for a single night; $20 for both. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

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

Roomful of Blues with She Said: 7:30 p.m. Roomful of Blues is one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles. She Said is a local, all-female band performing eclectic, original music. $20 to $25. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

“Toasting the Irish”: 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Philadelphia Mummers Aqua String Band and the Holyoke Caledonian Pipe Band. Free. The Student Prince & The Fort Restaurant, 8 Fort St., Springfield. 413-734-7475. info@studentprince.com.

Theater

Comical Murder Mystery Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Interactive comedy dinner theater. Must be over 21. Limited seating; call ahead. $55. Cameron’s Winery, 105 Main St., Northfield. cameronswinery@
nybiz.rr.com.

“Grease”: 7 to 9 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“Into the Woods”: 7 to 9:30 p.m. $10 to $15. Hampshire Regional High School, 19 Stage Road, Westhampton. 413-437-5587. hrhsmusical@gmail.com.

Potpourri

Shamrock Bingo: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Play Bingo with your friends using lucky charms. Snacks for everyone and prizes for every winner. For ages 3 and up. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-527-1031. mcranshaw@ewmlibrary.org.

WGBY Wine, Beer and Food Lovers Tasting: 5 to 8 p.m. Benefits local PBS station WGBY, and features more than 300 libations and 70 vendors. For ages 21 and up. $49 to $79. Tower Square Hotel Springfield, 2 Boland Way, Springfield. 413-781-2801, ext. 1547. mwaechter@wgby.org.

Saturday, 16Dance

“The Big Show”: 7 to 9 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Dance Spree: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Freestyle boogie. Try it for 30 minutes free. $5 to $10; free for children under 10. The Episcopal Church of St. James & Andrew, 71 Federal St., Greenfield. 413-658-7011. jasper@dancespree.org.

Tango Milonga with DJ Carlos Fontes: 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. $15. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-549-3722. westernmatango@gmail.com.

Literary Arts

An Evening with Author Sarah McColl: 7 to 8:30 p.m. From a bracing new voice comes this life-affirming memoir, “Joy Enough,” of a daughter making and remaking her life in her mother. Free. White Square Books, 86 Cottage St., Easthampton. whitesquarebooks@gmail.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. Preceded by a beginner ukulele lesson from 9 to 10. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Russell Malone Quartet: 8 p.m. Original compositions, jazz arrangements of pop songs and soulful interpretations of jazz standards. $15 to $20. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Unit 222, Brattleboro, Vt. 802-254-9088. ginger@vtjazz.org.

Travis LeDoyt: 7 p.m. LeDoyt, a Greenfield native who is well known for his Elvis Presley tribute act, performs a second annual fundraiser for the GHS Music Department. $8 to $12. Greenfield High School Auditorium, 21 Barr Ave., Greenfield.

The Great Craic Blackguards: 9 p.m. to midnight. Classic Irish music dance party, featuring Sean Callaghan and J. T. McKenna. Free. Deja Brew Café & Pub, 57 Lockes Village Road, Wendell.

Amber Belle and the Ringers with The Green Sisters: 7 to 11 p.m. Folk/country/blues band Amber Belle and the Ringers with folk/bluegrass/Celtic group The Green Sisters. A pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Free. New City Brewery, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-588-4307. amberbellemusic@gmail.com.

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.

Bob Michels: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A swinging guitarist playing Americana music with soulful vocals who has a long and rich career in music. Free. Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-268-7757. hilaryemersonlay@gmail.com.

Brattleboro Pub Sing: 3 to 5 p.m. Pub songs, work songs, sea shanties, traditional, etc. Led by Tony Barrand and Amanda Witman. Free. McNeill’s Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro, Vt. brattleboropubsing@gmail.com.

Jimmy Just Quit’s Third Annual St. Patrick’s Day Bash: 8:30 p.m. $3 Bud Lights. Green is optional. $5. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Jubilant Symphonies: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mahler Symphony No. 5 and Haydn’s Symphony No. 100 in G major. John M. Greene Hall, 60 Elm St., Northampton. 413-773-3664. admin@pvso.org.

Mighty King Snakes: 9 p.m. The Mighty King Snakes is a blues band playing authentic Chicago Blues. $3. Wheelerville Community Club, 698 East Main St., Orange. 978-544-3960. wheelervillecc@gmail.com.

Magik Markers Two Night Residency: 8 to 11:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

The Mammals: 6 to 10 p.m. The Mammals perform a benefit concert for the Rosenberg Fund for Children. Farm-to-table meal served family style with dancing and a bonfire. $20 to $65. Valley View Farm, 16 Walpole Road, Haydenville. 413-559-7752. cassandraholden@gmail.com.

St. Patrick’s Day Eve with Boston Blackthorne: 6 to 10 p.m. Free. Platform Sports Bar, 125A Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-341-3161.

St. Pat’s Dinner and Music with Josh LeVangie & The Pistoleros: 6 to 10 p.m. Corned beef dinner with sides, dessert and a beverage. $6 to $12 for dinner; $5 suggested donation for music. Warwick Town Hall, 12 Athol Road, Warwick. Laurettecrane@verizon.net.

Farley String Band: 1 to 3 p.m. Free, but donations accepted. Deerfield Valley Art Association’s Center for the Arts, 105 Main St., Northfield.

“Toasting the Irish”: 5 to 11 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Tom and Corrie: 7 to 10 p.m. Sitting in are Bill Doerge, Vic Sloan and Mike Jennings. Free. Brew Practitioners, 36 Main St., Florence. cdoerge33@gmail.com.

Lucy Dacus: 8 p.m. With Mal Blum and Fenne Lily. $15. Pearl Street Nightclub, 10 Pearl St., Northampton.

Theater

“Grease”: 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“Into the Woods”: 7 to 9:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Comedy

Happier Family Comedy Show: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Family friendly improv comedy for 5- to 12-year-olds and their adults. Up to $10. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. info@happiervalley.com.

Happier Valley Comedy Presents Not In Charge: 7 to 10 p.m. Join Not In Charge for an improv show inspired by their lives. Followed by a showcase and improv jam. $10. Happier Valley Comedy Theater, 1 Mill Valley Road, Hadley. info@happiervalley.com.

“Lucky in Laughs”: 7 to 10 p.m. Hosted by Kim Deshields. $10. 13th Floor Music Lounge, 99 Main St., Florence. comedyasaweapon@gmail.com.

Film

Ryan Road Company — Screening the Old to Fund the New: 7 p.m. Support local independent film by viewing the Ryan Road Company’s previous films. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. The Perch at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Art

Kara Bagda Painting Demonstration: 2 to 4 p.m. Bigda demonstrates her unique painting process she describes as “building a painting.” Free. Art Works Gallery, 69 Main St., Ware. 413-277-6909. cinallen10@gmail.com.

Festivals & Fairs

Maple Fest: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast with blueberry pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee and local maple syrup. $10. First Congregational Church, 429 Main St., Ashfield. 413-369-4140. katbutl@msn.com.

Maple Days: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. See the entire maple sugaring process and learn how maple sugar was used in early New England. $14 to $28; free for children ages 3 and under. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. osv.org.

Murdock Music Festival: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Student instrumental and choral performances, followed by guest artist Winchendon Winds. Free. Murdock Middle High School Auditorium, 3 Memorial Drive, Winchendon. 224-567-3635. jill@sackett.com.

Potpourri

Nature Walk for Toddlers: 10 to 11 a.m. This walk helps children to gently discover the natural world while caregivers learn to lead their own explorations. For ages 5 or under. $5 to $7. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

“Growing Gratitude and Generosity”: 4 to 6 p.m. Family program to develop generous and grateful children. For ages 7 to 13. Includes a common read with a free book, two parent cafes and community service. Free. Easthampton High School, 70 Williston Ave., Easthampton. 413-588-5565.
cklimczak@collaborative.org.

44th Annual St. Patrick’s Road Race: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids Fun Run at 10:45 a.m., Mummers concert at 12:10 p.m., race at 1 p.m. Free. Veteran’s Park, Maple and Lyman streets, Holyoke. abbyscanlon@gmail.com.

“Scared of the Dark”: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A workshop on helping children manage the monsters under their beds, and otherwise cope with anxiety. With Dr. Ted Plimpton. The Village Closet, 2 Main St., Cummington. 413-650-3640. info@hilltownvillage.org.

“Stop Letting Fear Get in the Way of Your Dreams”: 10 a.m. to noon. This programs suits ages 13 to 18 and is designed to help teens realize what is holding them back. Register at the library. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

A Night of Saint Patrick’s Feasting and Merrymaking: 6 p.m. Come sing along, stomp to your favorite pub songs, belly up for a green cider, bring your appetite and wear green. For ages 21 and up. No cover charge, but menu items vary in price. Cameron’s Winery, 105 Main St., Northfield. 413-225-3247. cameronswinery@nybiz.rr.com.

Sunday, 17 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.

French & Breton Music and Dance Party: 4 to 6 p.m. Live music. Circle, line and couples dances. Hors d’oeuvres potluck. $7 to $12 donation requested. Polish American Citizens Club, 43 Main St., South Deerfield. 413-548-9330. cynthia@crocker.com.

Literary Arts

Shakespeare Group Reads “Titus Andronicus”: 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

Music

Rosemary Caine and The Wilde Irish Shenanigans: 7 p.m. Eight musicians led by Irish-born Rosemary Caine will come together for a rollicking celebration of the great saint. Live music and storytelling. $15 in advance; $18 day of show. The Perch at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

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.

Melvin Seals & JGB: 8 p.m. An exciting, often psychedelic musical journey. $30 in advance; $35 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

“Remembering My Kerry Grandparents”: 2 to 4 p.m. With Dan Cannity. Tea and tunes to follow. Music by Le Chéile. $5 suggested donation. Unitarian Universalist Church, 121 North Pleasant St., Amherst. amherstirishassociation@gmail.com.

St Patrick’s Day Celtic Cafe: 4 to 5 p.m. With Dan Houghton and his Celtic trio. Includes pie and coffee. $5. United Church of Christ in Keene, 23 Central Square, Keene, N.H. 603-352-4136. bernetnh@gmail.com.

Nuala Kennedy & Eamon O’Leary with Special Guest Jefferson Hamer: 7 p.m. $15 to $25. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton.

“Toasting the Irish”: 5 to 11 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Theater

“Into the Woods”: 2 to 4:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Film

“Bombshell”: 2 to 3:30 p.m. The story of Hedy Lamarr, the 1930s and ’40s starlet and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology. $4 to $8. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst. 413-256-4900. programs@yiddishbookcenter.org.

Festivals & Fairs

Maple Days: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Potpourri

68th Annual Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. From Northampton Street to Hampden Street in Holyoke. abbyscanlon@gmail.com.

Monday, 18 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

Great Books Discussion: 7 to 8:30 p.m. This month’s book is “Death in Venice” by Thomas Mann. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-727-8237. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Monday Mystery Book Discussion: 7 to 8 p.m. This month’s book is “Shiver Hitch” by Linda Greenlaw. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@
forbeslibrary.org.

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.

11th Annual Empty Bowls Event: 4 to 8 p.m. Guests select a unique, handcrafted bowl made by a local artist and dine on delicious soups, bread and salad donated by local restaurants and served up by local celebrities. The bowl is theirs to keep. To benefit the Amherst Survival Center. $40 with a bowl; $30 without a bowl. The Pub, 15 East Pleasant St., Amherst.

Tuesday, 19 Literary Arts

Writing Workshops: 2 to 5 p.m. With Maureen Buchanan Jones. Writing Full Tilt, Amity Street, Amherst. 413-256-8235. maureen@maureenbjones.com. writingfulltilt.com.

Third Tuesday Word: 7:15 p.m. Open mic to start, then featured writers Janet MacFadyen and Richard Wollman at 8:30. Books will be for sale. $1 to $5 donation requested. 9 Mill St., Greenfield.

Music

Forced Into Femininity, Nemisister, PussyVision and Sam Hadge: 8 to 11:30 p.m. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Middletown, Conn.-based vibraphonist Jay Hoggard will be the guest soloist with the Green Street Trio. Two concert sets at 7:30 and 9. $5. City Sports Grille, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton. paulphiliparslanian@gmail.com.

UMass Symphony Band: 7:30 p.m. The Symphony Band, conducted by Jared Bloch and coordinated by Matthew Westgate, director of wind studies. $5 to $10; free for UMass students. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-2511. music@music.umass.edu.

Underground Songwriters Club Hosted by Lexi Weege: 7 p.m. $5 donation to bands. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Musica Franklin Community Night: 5 to 6:30 p.m. With jazz vocalist Samirah Evans and members of her youth group. Followed by a community meal. Free. Leyden Woods Apartments’ Community Room, 24 Leyden Woods Lane, Greenfield.

Festivals & Fairs

HCC French Film Festival — “The Workshop/l’Atelier”: 7 to 9 p.m. Olivia, a Parisian novelist, is spending the summer in La Ciotat teaching a writing workshop to a group of young people. With English subtitles. Free. Holyoke Community College’s Leslie Phillips Theater, 303 Homestead Ave., Holyoke. schartonlong@hcc.edu.

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, 20Dance

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.

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.

Literary Arts

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

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.

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Critique Group: 6 to 8 p.m. Writers of picture books, middle grade and young adult novels 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.

Lise Weil Reading: 4 p.m. Weil reads from her new memoir, “In Search of Pure Lust: Lesbian Desire and Feminist Culture.” Campus Center, 100 Elm St., Northampton.

Music

Classical and Jazz Guitar: 7 to 9 p.m. Free. The Taproom, 1 Mill Valley Road, Hadley. Jjewellmd5@gmail.com.

Community Wednesdays: 6 to 8 p.m. Free local music. Now featuring a mini local vendor fair. Free. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

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. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Guest Artist Concert: Kris Danielson, Trombone: 7:30 p.m. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154.
music@music.umass.edu.

New City Opry: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bluegrass, country and Western swing combo and the world-famous Farm Report. Every third Wednesday. Donations suggested. New City Brewery, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. benweiss1@gmail.com.

“Soviet Rock and Roll: A History”: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Artemy Troitsky, a Russian journalist, music critic, concert promoter and scholar, will explore musical subcultures in the late Soviet period. Free. Seelye 201, 2 Seelye Drive, Northampton. 413-585-2190. landerson@smith.edu.

Music in the Noon Hour: 12:30 p.m. With Gili Melamed-Lev, piano; Joel Pitchon, violin; and Volcy Pelletier, cello. Free. Sweeney Concert Hall, 144 Green St., Northampton.

Festivals & Fairs

HCC French Film Festival — “Far from Men/Loin des Hommes”: 7 to 9 p.m. In 1954, a French teacher and a local Algerian man are forced to flee together across the Atlas Mountains. With English subtitles. Free. Holyoke Community College’s Leslie Phillips Theater, 303 Homestead Ave., Holyoke. schartonlong@hcc.edu.

Potpourri

Mindful Parenting: 6 to 7:15 p.m. Free. Sunflower Yoga and Mindfulness, 2 Main St., Cummington. 413-650-3640. info@hilltownvillage.org.

Toddler Meet-Ups: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Spend time with your toddler and other parents (or caregivers). Facilitated by a developmental psychologist. Free. Cooley Dickinson Center for Midwifery, 10 Denniston Place, Northampton. 413-586-9866, ext. 9. gnowakoski@
cooleydickinson.org.

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


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