Arts & Culture Calendar: March 28 to April 3, 2019

Published: 3/27/2019 4:49:56 PM
Thursday, 28 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

Earth Matters 10th Anniversary Celebration: 6 to 8 p.m. Celebrate 10 years of the biweekly Earth Matters column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette. A reception, readings and trivia. Free. Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St., Amherst. 413-256-6006. info@hitchcockcenter.org.

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.

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

Concert Conversation with Adaskin String Trio: 8 to 9 p.m. A discussion of the trio’s interpretive motivation in works by Cras, Beethoven, Schnittke, Martinu, and Kodaly before their March 31 performance. Free. Sweeney Concert Hall in Sage Hall, 144 Green St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. landerson@smith.edu.

Hot Damn Scandal and Pinedrop: 8 p.m. Indie folk and Americana music. $5. Hawks & Reed Perorming Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Gina Coleman’s Misty Blues: 7:30 p.m. Blues with a hint of funk, soul and tent revival gospel. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque: 8 p.m. Bunnett, acclaimed soprano saxophonist/flutist, collaborates with Maqueque, some of Cuba’s most accomplished young female musicians. $7 to $15. Bowker Auditorium in Stockbridge Hall, 100 Holdsworth Way, Amherst. 413- 545- 2511. facbox@umass.edu.

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.

Theater

“A Skull in Connemara”: 8 to 9:30 p.m. No Theater, the resident theater of A.P.E., performs Martin McDonagh’s “A Skull in Connemara.” $15 to $20. A.P.E., 126 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-5553. lisathompson@apearts.org.

Ghost Light Theater Presents “Constellations” by Nick Payne: 8 to 10 p.m. $12. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. healeymegan11@gmail.com.

“Come My Beloved”: 7:30 p.m. The play explores the downfall and resurgence of an American city. By Emma Weinstein. $5 to $7.50. Rand Theater, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst.

“Grains of Wheat” by Abigail Weaver: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. In 1940s Vilna, a group of Yiddish writers and partisans smuggled hundreds of thousands of cultural artifacts to safety. Based on a true story. Free. Theatre 100, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, 122 Green St., Northampton. 413-585-3204. aguidott@smith.edu.

Comedy

Comedian Olivia Grace: 7 to 10 p.m. Along with Albert Kirchner, Caitlin Reese and Laura Fattaruso. Hosted by Matt Woodland. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

Film

“Film Futures: A Conversation Between Producer Christine Vachon and Director Rose Troche”: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Christine Vachon (“Carol”) of Killer Films is a fierce indie producer. Rose Troche (“The L Word”) is a pioneering force in LGBTQ moving image. Free. Leo Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall, 5 Chapin Drive, Northampton. 413-585-2190. LAnderson@smith.edu.

Potpourri

Parent Cafe for Dads: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Three-week group open to fathers with young children. Sharing experiences and learning skills around parenting. With child care and supper. Free. Bridge Street School, 2 Parsons St., Northampton. 413-587-1471. mgerry@northampton-k12.us.

Wine, Cider and Microbrew Tasting Benefit: 6 to 8 p.m. Tilton Library’s annual fundraiser. Tickets available at the library and online at brownpapertickets.com. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Champney’s at the Deerfield Inn, 81 Old Main St., Deerfield. 413-665-4683. cbradbury-carlin@cwmars.org.

Friday, 29

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.

Learn to Contra Dance: 7 p.m. Steve Howland calls with David Kaynor and the Guiding Star Contra Dance Ensemble. Free workshop at 7; regular dance 8 to 11. $10. Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield.

Music

Dipitus Presents Wubwitus Vol. III: 10 p.m. The next in the Dipitus DJ series. $5 in advance; $8 at the door. The Wheelhouse at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

“Overture”: 7 to 9 p.m. A first performance from PVPA’s new student-led Vaudeville Musical Theatre Troupe. Directed by Jon Streker. $3 to $10. Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, 15 Mulligan Drive, South Hadley. 413-552-1580. lcappello@pvpa.org.

Do It Now: 8 p.m. Music and poetry with John Sheldon, Paul Richmond and Tony Vacca. With special guest Derrik Jordan on electric violin. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Valley Light Opera Presents “Costumes Through the Ages”: 7 to 9:30 p.m. VLO present singers in exquisite costumes performing joyous songs. Also a silent craft auction, cash bar and free hors d’oeuvres. $20. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton.

Theater

“Doubt” by John Patrick Shanley: 7:30 to 10 p.m. A searing drama about faith and uncertainty. Directed by Kim Dupuis. $12 to $15. Keene Unitarian Universalist Church, 69 Washington St., Keene, N.H. theedgeensemble@aol.com.

“A Skull in Connemara”: 8 to 9:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Ghost Light Theater Presents “Constellations” by Nick Payne: 8 to 10 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“Swimming Lessons”: 7:30 p.m. The play follows two young doctors as they navigate life and politics. By Shazeb Meraj and Jared Sarnie. $5 to $7.50. Rand Theater, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst.

“Waiting for Godot”: 7 to 9 p.m. Experience Samuel Beckett’s critically acclaimed play. $5 to $8. Northampton High School, 380 Elm St., Northampton. estherdv19@gmail.com.

“Wizard of Oz”: 7 p.m. $4 to $12. Pioneer Valley Regional School, 97 Sumner Turner Drive, Northfield. 413-498-2931.

Saturday, 30 Dance

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.

“Rock Around the Block”: 7 to 10 p.m. Get out the bobby sox and the blue suede shoes for an evening of 1950s food, dance and fun. A benefit for Silverthorne Theater Company. $35 to $55. The Perch at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-768-7514. silverthornetheater@gmail.com.

Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Live music by Playin’ Possum. With refreshments. ELMM Community Center, 21 Durkee St., Winchester, N.H. 978-249-6917.

Literary Arts

“Parents Under Pressure” Book Launch with Author Karen Zilberstein: 3 to 4:30 p.m. One in six American children live in poverty. Zilberstein has worked for years to help families get the help they need for brighter futures. Free. Florence Civic Center, 90 Park St., Florence. 413-992-7408. levellerspress1@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.

The Reprobate Blues Band: 9 p.m. to midnight. Featuring Charlie Scott with Jan and Bo Henderson. Free. Deja Brew Café & Pub, 57 Lockes Village Road, Wendell.

11th Annual Beatles Open Mic: 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. House band available for back-up. Free. JJs, 99 Main St., Florence. beatlesopenmic@yahoo.com.

All Cooped Up Concert: 7 to 10 p.m. Twelve acts. A preview of the performers at the Coop Concerts summer series Thursday nights at Greenfield’s Energy Park. An eclectic mix of folk, country, blues, roots, pop and bluegrass music. With refreshments. $5 to $15 suggested donation. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-863-3221. pattex@crocker.com.

“Broken Chords, Healing Harmonies”: 1 to 2:30 p.m. This classic music concert will celebrate the transformative, healing power of music and raise community awareness about communication impairments. Free. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-545-2997. pshillington@umass.edu.

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

Ray Mason: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A staple of the Pioneer Valley music scene, Mason and his road-worn 1965 Silvertone guitar have been tirelessly touring since 1982. Free. Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-268-7757. hilaryemersonlay@gmail.com.

Local Music CD Release Party: 8 p.m. Featuring live music by Eric Lee, Workman Song, Mad Habits, Spinelli, Lush Honey, Phenomena 256, Shantyman, Tidwell’s Treasure and more. $13 in advance; $15 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Pianist Helen Sung’s “Sung with Words”: 8 p.m. In a project funded by Chamber Music America, Sung has written a collection of songs to the poetry of the former NEA head and California poet laureate, Dana Gioia. The performance features an all-star octet including two vocalists. $15 to $20. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Unit 222, Brattleboro, Vt. vtjazz.org.

Theater

“Doubt” by John Patrick Shanley: 7:30 to 10 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“A Skull in Connemara”: 8 to 9:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Ghost Light Theater Presents “Constellations” by Nick Payne: 8 to 10 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“Waiting for Godot”: 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“Swimming Lessons”: 7:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“Come My Beloved”: 2 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“Wizard of Oz”: 7 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Festivals & Fairs

Veterans Easter Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 50 craftspeople and vendors. Raffle, 50/50 proceeds benefit local veterans’ programming. Free. Eastworks Building Ballroom, 166 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-588-6838. nicnatsbakery@yahoo.com.

37th Annual New England Saxophone Festival: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring concerts, interactive clinics, equipment exhibitions, master classes and community performance opportunities for saxophone players. Includes a faculty performance by Jonathan Hulting-Cohen and Felipe Salles at 4 p.m. and a guest artist concert by Connie Frigo and Claire Daly at 7 p.m. $15 to $30. Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Happiness Festival: 1 to 10 p.m. Nine hours of comedy shows, mini-workshops on happiness and improv, raffle prizes and a silent auction. Proceeds support theater improvements. $5 to $40. Happier Valley Comedy Theater, 1 Mill Valley Road, Hadley. happiervalley.com.

11th Annual Meltdown Family Music and Book Fest: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Author readings and music, a baby barnyard, bounce houses, puppet shows and more. With National Book Award finalist Jarrett J. Krosoczka; Grammy-award winning musicians Dan Zanes and Mister G; and Malcolm Mitchell, Super Bowl-winning Patriots player, author and reading advocate. Free. Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, 80 Locust St., Northampton.

Potpourri

Family Vernal Pool Fun: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Travel a magical forest trail with costumed vernal pool characters. Indoor games and live animal stations. $8 to $10. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Sunday, 31

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.

Literary Arts

Edible Book: 2 to 4 p.m. People use food to create representations of books. $5 to $10. Florence Civic Center, 90 Park St., Northampton. nicole.g.sibley@gmail.com.

Gallery of Readers: 4 to 6 p.m. Robin Barber and John Broglio will read from their recent work. Free. Seelye Hall Room 106, 2 Seelye Drive, Northampton. 413-585-2190. landerson@smith.edu.

Poet Carol Mays: 10:30 a.m. Mays will talk about the many benefits poetry offers. Free. First Congregational Parish, 3 West St., Petersham.

Music

Pioneer Valley Fiddlers: 2 to 4 p.m. United Congregational Church of Holyoke, 300 Appleton St., Holyoke. 413-532-1483. jillian.silver@hotmail.com.

Music of Stevie Wonder: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bassist Stephan Crump, Class of ’94, returns to campus for a residency that includes a performance of the music of Stevie Wonder with vocalist Jen Chapin and saxophonist Chris Cheek. Fundraiser for the Amherst Survival Center. Free. Amherst College’s Powerhouse, East Drive, Amherst. 413-542-8308. bpdiehl@amherst.edu.

Adaskin String Trio with Sally Pinkas: 3 to 5 p.m. Quartets for piano and strings by Mozart and Brahms, and one masterwork for a string trio. $5 to $33. Sweeney Concert Hall, 144 Green St., Northampton. 413-586-0458. info@valleyclassicalconcerts.org.

Peter Newland of FAT and Norman Schell of Clean Living: 7 p.m. With special guest Eric Lee. Dinner at 5:30. $15. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton. 413-586-8686.

Florence Community Band: 2 p.m. Spring concert with bake sale. Free, but bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Northampton Survival Center. Northampton High School, 380 Elm St., Northampton.

Theater

“Doubt” by John Patrick Shanley: 4 to 6:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“Wizard of Oz”: 2 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Film

Contemporary Israeli Film Series: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Screening “Zero Motivation,” a contemporary Israeli film about a unit of female soldiers biding their time at a remote desert base. Free. Jewish Community of Amherst, 742 Main St., Amherst. barbruth@comcast.net.

Monday, 1 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

“Some Remarks on Buddhist Fiction”: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Kate Lila Wheeler will put notions of gender, sexual orientation and the imagination in early Buddhist times into conversation with present-day notions of power Free. Seelye Hall Room 201, 2 Seelye Drive, Northampton. 413-585-2190. Landerson@smith.edu.

Paradise City Readers: 7 to 8:30 p.m. This month’s focus is “Lucky Us” by Amy Bloom. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Music

Brass of UMass: 7:30 p.m. Performances by UMass brass chamber ensembles. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

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

Tuesday, 2 Dance

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo: 7:30 p.m. “The Trocks” simultaneously honor the traditions of ballet with high-level performance while also poking fun at the conventions that define it. $10 to $45 Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-2511. facbox@umass.edu.

Literary Arts

Zeina Hashem Beck Poetry Reading: 7:30 to 9 p.m. A Lebanese poet based in Dubai, Beck will read pieces in a form she created, duets: poems that interweave lines written in English and Arabic. Free. Campus Center’s Carroll Room, 100 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. LAnderson@smith.edu.

Art + Math (+ Music): 7:30 p.m. In collaboration with the “Women in Art + Math Symposium.” Works by Applebaum, Feldman, Reich and Xenakis. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. New York City-based saxophonist and flutist Erik Lawrence 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.

Irish Music Night: 7 to 10 p.m. Every first Tuesday. Not an open session for performers. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Film

HCC French Film Festival — “The Crime of Monsieur Lange”: 7 to 8:30 p.m. This Jean Renoir masterpiece (1936), set in a publishing cooperative, is part social commentary and part romance. With English subtitles. Free. Holyoke Community College’s Kittredge Center, Room 303, 303 Homestead Ave., Holyoke. schartonlong@hcc.edu.

“Isaac Singer’s Nightmare and Mrs. Pupko’s Beard” and “The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer”: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Intimate interviews and exclusive archival footage combine to portray the unknown story of an author who charmed and enchanted his audiences. $9 to $15. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst. 413-256-4900. programs@yiddishbookcenter.org.

Potpourri

Seed-Starting with Tony Leger of Foothill Farm: 3 to 5 p.m. Learn how to jump-start your own garden with herbs, perennials, flowers and heirloom plants. Free. Quabbin Harvest, 12 North Main St., Orange.

Wednesday, 3Dance

Drum and Dance Class: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Drum class taught by Ult Mindane from 6 to 7; $10 to $12. Extra drums available. Dance class taught by Tara Murphy from 7 to 8:30; $15 to $20. 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro, Vt.

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

Author Event with Activist George Lakey: 7 to 9 p.m. Lakey has been on the front lines of social change for decades. His guide shows what has worked and what hasn’t in campaigns globally. Free. Boswell’s Books, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9362. boswell@boswellbooks.net.

Fiction Reading with JM Holmes: 8 to 9 p.m. Refreshments to follow. Free. Amherst Books, 8 Main St., Amherst. 413-542-8200. crnewman@amherst.edu.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Discussion: 7 to 8 p.m. This month’s book discussion will be about” The Caves of Steel” by Isaac Asimov. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-727-8237. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Music

Wheelhouse Karaoke: 8 p.m. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Miro Sprague Residency Night 2 — Miro Sprague Trio: 7:30 p.m. $15 to $50. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

UMass All-University Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Conducted by Morihiko Nakahara. Free. Grace Church, 14 Boltwood Ave., Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

UMass Bach Prelude Lecture: Robert Sullivan: 5 to 6 p.m. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Film

HCC French Film Festival — “Faces Places/Visages, Villages”: 7 to 9 p.m. 2017 portrait of today’s France, as well as the evolving relationship between 89 year-old A. Varda and world-famous young street artist JR. With English subtitles. Free. Holyoke Community College’s Kittredge Center, Room 303, 313 Homestead Ave., Holyoke. schartonlong@hcc.edu.

“Generation Zapped” Screening with Guest Speaker Cece Doucette Tell All: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. An eye-opening documentary reveals that wireless technology poses serious health risks, from infertility to cancer. By donation. Brattleboro Food Co-op’s Community Room, 7 Canal St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-490-0868. emfsafetyforvermont@gmail.com.

Potpourri

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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