Arts & Culture Calendar: March 7 to March 13, 2019

Published: 3/6/2019 4:34:26 PM
Thursday, 7 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.


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.

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

Scotty K and Friends: 8 p.m. Local musicians perform live. $5. The Wheelhouse at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150.

Dead Horses and Honeysuckle: 8 to 11 p.m. Blending elements of traditional roots with contemporary indie folk, Dead Horses writes music that is both familiar and unexpected. $10 to $12. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield.

John McCutcheon: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $25 to $30. Mount Toby Friends Meeting, 194 Long Plain Road (Route 63), Leverett. 413-336-2589.

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.


“SUGA” Open Rehearsals: 7 p.m. $15. Double Edge Theatre, 948 Conway Road, Ashfield. 413-628-0277.


“Plastic Pollution: Art to Action”: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dianna Cohen, visual artist and the co-founder and CEO of Plastic Pollution Coalition, speaks on the connection between art and plastic as a medium. Free. Wright Hall’s Weinstein Auditorium, College Lane, Northampton. 413-585-2760.


Film and Discussion Series: “Unnatural Causes”: 7 to 9 p.m. Screening of two episodes about the root causes of socioeconomic and racial inequities in health. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-259-3223.

Festivals & Fairs

History Fair of American Music: 5 p.m. Full Circle School students in grades one through six take on the roles of famous American musicians like Duke Ellington, Patsy Kline, Jimi Hendrix, Woody Guthrie and many more. Free. Full Circle School, 21 Parmenter Road, Bernardston.


MamaSezz Plant-Based Lifestyle Support Group: 6 to 7:15 p.m. The Heart Beet Club is an support group for people who are interested in transitioning into a plant-based lifestyle or folks already eating that way. One-on-one coaching, speakers and cooking. Food provided. On Thursdays through April 11. 127 Marlboro Road, Brattleboro, Vt. 802-251-7400.

Friday, 8


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 for location. $3 to $10. Various Amherst locations. 413-549-6748.

“Can I Kick It? Hip-Hop Throwbacks & Classics”: 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Non-stop throwbacks and classics played on wax, every second Friday of the month. $3. Kaiju, 30 Boltwood Walk, Amherst.


The Caribbean, Jon Camp and Blue Dreamers: 8 to 11:30 p.m. The Caribbean has been critically acclaimed for its deconstructionist approach to pop music, its wry, literary lyrics, and its eclectic sound. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield.

Frank Serafino: 7 to 11 p.m. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. 413-532-1800.

The frost heaves and hales, The Glad Machine and The Original Cowards: 9 p.m. For ages 18 and up. $7. 13th Floor Music Lounge, 99 Main St. (Above JJ’s Tavern), Florence.

GCC Chorus Preview Concert: “Baroque and Classical Choral Music”: 12:15 p.m. Free. Greenfield Community College’s Sloan Theater, 1 College Drive, Greenfield. 413-775-1171.

Jim Eagan and Anand Nayak: 7 to 9 p.m. Folk and blues, originals and covers. $6 to $12; free for children. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-863-3221.

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.

O’K and the Night Crew and Totally Submerged: 8 to 11 p.m. $5 to $8. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-9960.

New Leaf: 7 p.m. New Leaf plays danceable, traditional Irish songs on fiddle, accordion and guitar. Montague Common Hall, 34 Main St., Montague.


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


“Going Blind” Screening: 1 to 2:30 p.m. “Going Blind” is a 2010 documentary about coping with vision loss by writer and director Joseph F. Lovett. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012.

“Farmer of the Year” Screening: 7 p.m. Filmmakers Kathy Swanson and Vince O’Connell, both of Plainfield, will discuss their film in a Q&A session following the screening. Film will be preceded by music. $4 to $6. Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-8181.


Women’s Day Brawl: 7 p.m. Arm wrestlers compete for the belt. Proceeds benefit the Salasin Project. Costumes, raffle prizes, beer and more. $5. The Perch at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150.

Saturday, 9 Dance

Dance Party Fundraiser: 7 to 11 p.m. Local non-profits join forces with The Monday Project to help support the Equal Justice Initiative’s re-entry program with a dance party fundraiser. $25. All proceeds go to The Equal Justice Initiative. The Deuce’s Banquet Room, 50 Conz St., Northampton.

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.

SCDT Guest Artist Series: 7 to 8:30 p.m. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, 25 Main St., Northampton. 413-570-4491.

Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Live music by Borrowed Time. With refreshments. $8 to $10. ELMM Community Center, 21 Durkee St., Winchester, N.H. 603-357-0794.

Literary Arts

Reading of “Meet Jimmy Fox”: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Local author Barbara Lucey reads her children’s book (for ages 1 to 8), “Meet Jimmy Fox.” With book signing. Free. Freckled Fox Cafe, 1 North Main St., Florence. 413-585-0445.

Poetry Vending Machine Launch Party: 7 p.m. Hear poems be read, and remember to bring your quarters for the “vending” part. Or bring your words for open submission. With light refreshments. Black Labyrinth Tattoo Syndicate, 46 Union St., Easthampton.


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.

Katherine First and The Kitchen Party: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 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.

“Love’s Harvest”: 7:30 p.m. A benefit concert of airs, arias, madrigals and tonos by the Night’s Black Bird Trio from Allentown, Pa. $15. All Souls Church, 29 South St., Brattleboro, Vt.

The Definite Maybes: 9 to 11:30 p.m. Rock, blues and soul. Free. Deja Brew Café & Pub, 57 Lockes Village Road, Wendell.

Don White: 7 to 9 p.m. Folk singer, comedian, author and storyteller Don White performs an intimate house concert in Greenfield. Potluck dinner at 6 p.m. $15 to $20. Email or call 413-824-8844 for reservations (required) and directions.

“Lilith of the Valley: Power Forward”: 9 p.m. Celebrating the strength and power of the femme musicians and artists who make the Pioneer Valley area home. $5. Bishop’s Lounge, 41 Strong Ave., third floor, Northampton.

Rock 201: 8 p.m. Rock 201 is a high-energy classic rock band. $3. Wheelerville Community Club, 698 East Main St., Orange. 978-544-3960.

Open Mic Nite: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Original compositions and arrangements by The Hilltop Trio, followed by 10- to 15-minute open mic slots. Sign up by 7:30. Montague Common Hall, 34 Main St., Montague.

Richard James’ Krewe Orleans: A Mardi Gras Experience: 8 to 11:30 p.m. $20 to $25. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-9960.

The Station: 7 to 11 p.m. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. 413-532-1800.

The Yale Spizzwinks(?): 7 to 9 p.m. A hometown a cappella concert for local Tavi Wolfwood. $10 to $15. Jewish Community Center of Amherst, 742 Main St., Amherst. 413-658-5386.

Samirah Evans and Trailer Park: 8 p.m. A Mardi Gras party featuring Samirah Evans, a jazz and blues vocalist from New Orleans, and Trailer Park, a five-member rock and roll band. $15 in advance at the River Valley Co-op, Turn it Up! Records and online at; $20 day of show. Shea Theater Arts Center, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls.

Hey Nineteen: 7 p.m. An 11-piece Steely Dan tribute band. $25. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton.


The Snow Maiden Puppet Theatre Show: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A Russian folktale for children ages 3 to 8. $5 per family. Sophia’s Hearth Family Center, 700 Court St., Keene, N.H. 603-357-3755.

Tech Theater Workshop: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Go behind the scenes and learn about all of the elements used to put on a stage production. Open to children in grades six to 12. Drop-ins welcome. Free. MoCo Arts, 40 Roxbury St., Keene, N.H. 603-357-2100.


The Ha-Ha’s & Friends: Sparkle Hour: 7 to 10 p.m. The Ha-Ha’s with special guest Philip Markle will be doing a musical one-man show. Followed by an open improv jam. $13. Happier Valley Comedy, 1 Mill Valley, Hadley.


“Farmer of the Year” Screening: 7 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Festivals & Fairs

“The Big Surf Dance — Musicians Helping Veterans”: 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Indoor music and arts festival to benefit Homeward Vets. Three floors of live music, more than 30 bands, artists, food and drinks. $10. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150.

“SYRUP: One Sweet Performing Arts Festival”: 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Includes a pancake brunch party, music by Carrie Ferguson, a performance of “Olde Coleraine” and a workshop with Alex the Jester. $5 to $12. Shelburne-Buckland Community Center, 53 Main St., Shelburne Falls.

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.


Bon Appetit Burlesque’s Big Finish: 5 to 11 p.m. In their 100th and final show before an indefinite hiatus, more than 20 neoburlesque dancers perform their favorite acts in two, unique shows. For ages 18 and up. $15. Club V, 18 Meadow St., Florence. 413-570-0169.

“The Women’s Movement Today: Understanding the Challenges and Renewing Our Commitment”: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Western Mass CodePink hosts an International Women’s Day program to explore the complexities of women’s solidarity in the current moment with film, talk and music. Free. First Churches, 129 Main St., Northampton. 413-665-8246.

Sunday, 10 Dance

“Flash! A Tea Dance For Women”: 4 to 7 p.m. A private dance party for women, produced by Sally Brown. $5. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670.

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.

Wild Bill and the Flying Sparks with Josh LeVangie and The Pistoleros: 1 p.m. An afternoon of dance lessons and honky tonk, roots rockin,’ outlaw country music. Dance lessons at 1:30, live music at 2. $10. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150.

Literary Arts

“Camp Wonder” Reading: 2 p.m. “Camp Wonder” is a full-length, original play by Vicki Meagher. Free. AOTV Community Television, 163 South Main St., Athol. 978-544-1872.


All-Bach Program with Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Ian Watson conducts Arcadia Players, soloists and a chamber chorus of Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble. $10 to $50. Grace Episcopal Church, 14 Boltwood Ave., Amherst. 413 586-8742.

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.

NRBQ with ZoKi: 8 to 11 p.m. $25 in advance; $30 day of show. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-9960.

“The Passionate Heart”: 3 to 5 p.m. Franz Liszt’s passionate “Totentanz: Paraphrase on ‘Dies Irae,’” with guest pianist Andrew D’Antonio. Free, but donations welcome. Holyoke Community College’s Leslie Phillips Theater, 303 Homestead Ave., Holyoke. 413-256-1760.

Armida String Quartet of Berlin: 3 to5 p.m. With two great quartets composed in 1826: Beethoven’s Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131 and Schubert’s Quartet in G Major, D. 887. $5 to $33. Sweeney Concert Hall, Smith College, 144 Green St., Northampton. 413-586-0458.

Laura Orshaw: 7 p.m. Boston-based fiddler and vocalist. $10 to $20. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton.

“Music to Spring Ahead”: 2 p.m. Featuring members of the Sci-Tech Band, the recognized young musicians from Springfield’s High School of Science and Technology. Free. Classical High Condominiums, 235 Main St., Springfield. 413-636-9550.


Screening of “Mr. Gaga”: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Rabbi Andrea is hosting a screening and short talkback about the film “Mr, Gaga.” Free, but donations welcome. Temple Israel, 27 Pierce St., Greenfield. 413-773-5884.

Festivals & Fairs

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

Monday, 11 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.

Literary Arts

Odyssey Bookshop Crime Club Reads “The Spy Who Came in From the Cold”: 7 to 8 p.m. In the shadow of the newly erected Berlin Wall, Alec Leamas watches as his last agent is shot dead by East German sentries. Free. Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307.

Reading “Titus Andronicus”: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Free. The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst. 413-577-3600.

Second Monday Book Discussion: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Focusing on “Moon Tiger” by Penelope Lively. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012.


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.

Tuesday, 12Music

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Boston-based saxophonist Tim Armacost 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.


Comedy in the Wheelhouse: 8 p.m. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150.


Caregiver and Baby Yoga: 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Sunflower Yoga and Mindfulness, 2 Main St., Cummington. 413-650-3640.

“Fence Viewers: Past and Present”: 7:30 p.m. Joseph Larson, one of Pelham’s current fence viewers, will explain how this ancient and honorable town position was created in colonial days. Learn how he became involved and what fence viewers do in Pelham today. Free. Pelham Library’s Ramsdell Room, 2 South Valley Road, Pelham.

Wednesday, 13


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.

Literary Arts

“Devil’s Den to Lickingwater: The Mill River Through Landscape and History”: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Local author John Sinton discusses his new book about the Mill River. Meekins Library, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg. 413-268-7472.

Ghost Light Theater’s Monthly Play Reading Workshop: 7:30 to 10 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke.

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.

Nature and Environment Book Discussion: 7 to 8 p.m. Focusing on “Reading the Forested Landscape” by Tom Wessels. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012.

Venetian Crime Book Discussion: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Focusing on “The Good Thief’s Guide to Venice” by Chris Ewan. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012.


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

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.

The Goddamn Gallows, Scott H. Biram and Urban Pioneers: 8 to 11:30 p.m. $15 to $22. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-9960.

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

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

Tomas Fujiwara’s Triple Double: 7:30 p.m. $15. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150.


Resistance Film Series: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A documentary about Ida B. Wells, groundbreaking black journalist, suffragist and anti-lynching crusader of the post-Reconstructionist period. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012.


Snowshoeing for Seniors: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guided snowshoeing outing for seniors ages 60 and up. Beginners welcome. Equipment provided or bring your own. Advance registration is required. Free. Free. DAR State Forest, 78 Cape St., Goshen. 413-584-2052.

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

“Confronting Our Past: The Role of Memorials and Memorialization”: 7 to 9 p.m. An in-depth discussion on the role of memorials in confronting America’s legacy of slavery with UMass Amherst professor James Young. Free. Edwards Church, 297 Main St., Northampton.

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