Arts & Culture Calendar: May 16 to May 22, 2019

Published: 5/15/2019 3:17:22 PM
Thursday, 16 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

Homeschool Workshop: Experiments in Printmaking: 10 a.m. to noon. Create a series of prints in this facilitated program designed to introduce printmaking techniques. $13.60 to $16. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. workstudy@carlemuseum.org.

Music

Drop-In Traditional Music Sessions: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Moderate swingy pace. Adults and teens of all skill levels welcome. $5. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. fiddlewesternmass@gmail.com.

Los Mirlos: 7:30 to 11 p.m. Peruvian cumbia, inspired by psychedelic rock and surf music. $10 to $20; free for children ages 12 and under. New City Brewery, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-282-8498. lily@laudable.productions.

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

Model Home, M. Sayyid, V. Vecker and Jake Meginsky: 8 to 11:30 p.m. Experimental hip-hop and electronics. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

Comedy

Theme Thursday Comedy: 8 to 10 p.m. Hosted by Kim DeShields. Comedian James T. Moore (Funny Bone) headlines. $10 to $15. 13th Floor Music Lounge, 99 Main St., Florence. comedyasaweapon@gmail.com.

Friday, 17

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.

Brattleboro School of Dance Presents “Collide-A-Scape”: 7:30 to 9 p.m. This year’s show is full of beautifully topsy-turvy dances that reflect the upside-down world in which we live. $12 to $15. New England Youth Theatre, 22 High St., Unit 2, Brattleboro, Vt. 802-254-6884. info@brattleboroschoolofdance.com.

Butterfly Swing Band: 8 p.m. Exuberant, swing/jazz grooves. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Celebrations Dance Company’s Annual Commencement Concert: 8 p.m. Performance by Celebrations, Smith College’s student-run dance company, showcasing student choreography and performance. $5 suggested donation. Scott Dance Studio, 102 Lower College Lane, Northampton. 413-585-2192. landerson@smith.edu.

Contra Dance: 8 p.m. Cammy Kaynor with Al MacIntyre, Susan Conger and the Back Row Band. All are welcome, with or without a partner. No experience necessary. $10. Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield.

Literary Arts

Afternoon Book Discussion: 1 to 2 p.m. This month’s discussion will be about “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Springfield Storytellers Monthly Story Swap: 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Springfield Storytellers, 1000 Wilbraham Road, Springfield. 413-543-5542. dan@petersmolenski.com.

Music

The Lonesome Brothers Featuring Dez Roy: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Original, creative, pumping, swaying, digging, rocking, blues busting, curve making, straight shooting songs distinguish the Lonesome Brothers. $10 advance; $15 day of show. The Perch at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Chris Scanlon: 6 to 8 p.m. Scanlon’s music moves easily from rock to folk, ballads to anthems, with a little scat and funk thrown in. Free. Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-268-7757. hilaryemersonlay@gmail.com.

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

F. Alex Johnson: 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Fort Hill Brewery, 30 Fort Hill Road, Easthampton. 413-203-5754. info@colorwaymusic.com.

The Gypsy Wranglers: 7 to 9 p.m. If rain, concert in UU Church. Free. Butterfield Park, 83 East River St., Orange. tooltownlive@gmail.com.

Jen Gelineau, Host, Warm Dust and JJ Beck: 8 to 11:30 p.m. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

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

Recital Chorus 23rd Annual Spring Concert: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Choral music, small ensembles, solos. Directed by Margery Heins. Free. Trinity Church, Severance Street, Shelburne Falls. singing@crocker.com.

Singer-Songwriter Kimberly Townsend: 8 to 10 p.m. Townsend’s soul-folk, lyric-driven, emotive sound is often compared to Brandi Carlile and Sara Bareilles. Free. New City Brewery, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. officialkimberlytownsend@gmail.com.

Theater

“You Can’t Take it With You”: 7 to 9 p.m. A timeless classic and one of the most popular and successful plays of modern times, performed by MoCo Arts students in grades nine to 12. $14. MoCo Arts, 40 Roxbury St., Keene, N.H. 603-357-2100. cmanzi@moco.org.

Film

Friday Movie Night: 7 to 9 p.m. Screening “Green Book.” Popcorn included. Free. Leyden Town Hall, 16 West Leyden Road, Leyden.

Festivals & Fairs

Maifest Block Party to Benefit Rays of Hope: 5:30 to 11 p.m. Outdoor festival with live music. $20. The Student Prince & The Fort Restaurant, 8 Fort St., Springfield. 413-734-7475. deborah@allenmedia.net.

Saturday, 18Dance

Brattleboro School of Dance Presents “Collide-A-Scape”: 2 to 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Celebrations Dance Company’s Annual Commencement Concert: 2 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: 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. “Ears + Heart + Feet” talk at 7:30 p.m.; milonga with DJ Jessica Schilling at 9 p.m. $15 milonga, $15 talk or both for $25. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-549-3722. westernmatango@gmail.com.

Literary Arts

Meet David Small: 1 p.m. Meet author-illustrator David Small as he talks about his graphic novel, “Home After Dark.” Followed by a book signing with Small and Sarah Stewart at 2 p.m. $6 to $22.50 museum admission. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. workstudy@carlemuseum.org.

Music

Acid Dad with Receivers, Phenomena 256 and Hotflakes: 8:30 p.m. Acid Dad: indie/garage/punk rock. Receivers: indie/alternative rock. Phenomena 256: psych punk rock. Hotflakes: sludgegaze/experimental/punk rock. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. The Perch at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

After Ours Duo: 6 to 8 p.m. Bonnie and Mark Parsons perform covers of Fleetwood Mac, Jason Mraz, Leonard Cohen, The Beatles, Train and many more with a few originals mixed in. Free. Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-268-7757. hilaryemersonlay@gmail.com.

Arthur Brooks Ensemble: 8 to 11:30 p.m. Trumpeter-composer Brooks is one of the unsung heroes of new music. Ensemble V grew out of his work at Bennington College. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@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.

Carrie Ferguson and the Cherry Street Band: 7 to 10 p.m. Soaring folk pop with gorgeous harmonies and smart, beautiful lyrics. To benefit Deer Paths Nature Center. $6 to $12. Wendell Town Hall, 6 Center St., Wendell. deerpaths@gmail.com.

Pipers’ Den: 7:30 p.m. Hazen Metro, Dan Houghton and Tristan Henderson aref three composers and multi-instrumentalists playing reeds, strings and a variety of other things. $5 to $15. Ashfield Community Hall, 521 Main St., Ashfield. 413-634-6199.

Fiery Hope with Tina and Her Pony: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Songs of justice, originals, indie Appalachian folk and roots music. A cappella as well as banjo, ukulele, guitar and cello. $10 to $15. All Souls Church, 399 Main St., Greenfield. 413-773-8655. eveline@amandlachorus.org.

Enfield Machine Works: 8 to 11 p.m. Come listen to local favorites, Enfield Machine Works, play classic rock. $3. Wheelerville Community Club, 698 East Main St., Orange. 978-544-3960. wheelervillecc@gmail.com.

Lobsterz From Marz: 8 p.m. Formed in the mid-’80s as a jam band, and quickly became a Grateful Dead tribute band. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Maria Dunn: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Canadian folk singer-songwriter. $10 to $20. Mount Toby Friends Meeting, 194 Long Plain Road (Route 63), Leverett. 413-336-2589. diacrowe@yahoo.com.

Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet: 7:30 p.m. Michael Formanek, bass; Tony Malaby, tenor and soprano saxophone; Kris Davis, piano; and Ches Smith, drums. $15. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-320-1089. gsiegel@umass.edu.

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

Springfield Symphony Orchestra Season Finale: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $22 to $65. Symphony Hall, 34 Court St., Springfield. 413-733-0636. ccharnosky@springfieldsymphony.org.

Two Duos: The Lied To’s and Austin & Elliott: 8 to 10 p.m. Two dynamic New England male/female duos blend harmonies, stories and diverse instrumentation. Expect high-energy acoustic music and brilliant songs. $10. Montague Bookmill, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. ctesongs@gmail.com.

Ukulele Strum Group: 10 a.m. to noon. A community ukulele club that 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.

VJC Presents: Alfredo Rodríguez Duo with Pedrito Martinez: 8 to 10:30 p.m. $15 to $40. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-5515. ginger@vtjazz.org.

4D1G Ministries: 3 p.m. Hymn sing. North Leverett Baptist Church, 70 Leverett Road, Leverett.

Theater

“You Can’t Take it With You”: 2 to 4 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“The World Inside of Me: (Re)Claiming Our Shadows in the Light”: 4 to 6:30 p.m. A community workshop and performance for survivors and allies. Workshop for ages 18 and up at 4; workshop performance for all ages at 5:30. $10 for workshop; $25 for workshop and performance. STEAM building, 208 Race St., first floor, Holyoke. info@survivortheatreproject.com.

Comedy

The Happier FAMILY Comedy Show: 3 p.m. Family-friendly improv for ages 5 to 12 and their adults. $5 to $10; free for ages 4 and under. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. info@happiervalley.com.

Not In Charge: 7 p.m. Improv inspired by the improvisers’ real lives. Followed by a showcase and open improv jam. $10. Happier Valley Comedy, 1 Mill Valley, Hadley.

Film

Out! For Reel LGBTQ Films: “Rafiki”: 7 p.m. The award-winning film, “Rafiki,” is a beautiful love story about two young, bright Kenyan women who fall in love with each other. OutForReel.net. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. info@outforreel.net.

Festivals & Fairs

Atlas Farm GardenFest: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. All things plants and gardening, plus food and music. Free. The Atlas Farm Store, 218 Greenfield Road, Deerfield. 413-397-3587. farmstoremanager@atlasfarm.com.

Springfest 2019: 25th Anniversary Celebration of Music: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free, but donations accepted. Main Street, Downtown Northampton. 413-585-0001. sam@ncmc.net.

Maifest Block Party to Benefit Rays of Hope: 5:30 to 11 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Summer Wine and Cider Festival: 6:30 to 11 p.m. Summer tropical wines, nine summer ciders on tap, slush, food, prizes and live music by Don Lacoy, Corki and Ken. Must be over 21. Free. Cameron’s Winery, 105 Main St., Northfield. 413-225-3247. cameronswinery@nybiz.rr.com.

Potpourri

First Child in the Woods: 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; free for children. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Day of Remembrance: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Commemorating the 343rd anniversary of the Massacre at Peskeompskut. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-773-9818.

Swenson Granite Works Open House: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Swenson Granite, 489 Granby Road, South Hadley. 413-322-8881. apittsley@rockofages.com.

“What’s Up with the Moon Trips?”: 10 a.m. to noon. Did Neil Armstrong really leap onto the lunar surface? Why has no astronaut gone beyond low Earth orbit since 1972? Discussions and a film. Free. Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main St., Greenfield. 413-772-1544. noflyby@yahoo.com.

Sunday, 19

Dance

Brattleboro School of Dance Presents “Collide-A-Scape”: 2 to 3:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Literary Arts

Book Share & Tell: 1 p.m. Students from neighboring elementary schools share their favorite books from the 2018 to 2019 school year. $6 to $22.50 museum admission. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. workstudy@carlemuseum.org.

“Maidels and Dreidels and Ladles, Oh My! The Journey of a Jewish Children’s Book Writer”: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Lesléa Newman will discuss becoming a children’s book author, show a video and read from her newest children’s book. Refreshments served. Free, but donations welcome. Congregation Sons of Zion, 378 Maple St., Holyoke. 413-534-3369. Office@sonsofzionholyoke.org.

“I’m Henry” Reading: 3 p.m. With Dee Waterman and Richard Trousdell. Stage on Main, 17 South Main St., Orange. 513-633-4302.

Music

Banish Misfortune, Traditional Irish Music: 5 to 8 p.m. Traditional Irish hornpipes, reels, jigs, waltzes, slides, airs, polkas, songs and craic. Free. Northampton Brewery, 11 Brewster Court, Northampton. 413-586-4997. davemeuser@msn.com.

Chris Pitsiokos, Heavy Sigh and Ben Wetherbee: 8 to 11:30 p.m. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

Hampshire Choral Society Spring Concert: 3 p.m. Hampshire Choral Society with orchestra and soloists will present Haydn’s “Creation.” hampshirechoral.org. $10 to $25. UMass Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-253-7184. mppritchard@comcast.net.

Singer’s Café: 7 to 9 p.m. Celia’s Voice Studio presents 24 up-and-coming artists backed by a stellar band featuring power pipes, popsters with soul and even some country twang. $10. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 413-210-6240. celia@celiasvoicestudio.com.

Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestras Season Finale: 3 to 5 p.m. $15 to $25. Symphony Hall, 34 Court St., Springfield. 413-733-0636. klipkens@springfieldsymphony.org.

4D1G Ministries: 3 p.m. With Valley Revival Choir and some soloists. North Leverett Baptist Church, 70 Leverett Road, Leverett.

Art

Make Your Own Oval Pottery Platter: 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Learn to form, design and paint your own decorative work of art. Bring design ideas. Advance registration required. $80 to $90. Deerfield Valley Art Association, 105 Main St., Northfield. 413-225-3132. genabate333@gmail.com.

Rebecca Clark: Fine Art Soft Pastel Workshop: 2 to 4 p.m. Advance registration is required. $25 includes materials. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Unit 9, Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. salmonfalls@megaplanet.com.

Monday, 20 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. maryjones@pobox.com. amherstecd.org.

Industry Dance Nights: 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Every Monday featuring different DJs. Free. Bishop’s Lounge, 41 Strong Ave., Northampton. 413-586-8900. nicolebishopslounge@gmail.com.

Literary Arts

Odyssey Bookshop Open Fiction Book Group: 6 to 7 p.m. Focusing on “Excellent Women” by Barbara Pym. Discussion led by Chrysler Szarlan. Free. Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

Music

Alice Parker Choral Concert and SING: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Missouri State Chorale will perform a program of favorite songs by local composer Alice Parker, followed by a SING led by the composer herself. Free. Federated Church, 175 Main St. (Route 2), Charlemont.

Matthew Milia and Closebye: 8 to 11 p.m. Milia is a critically acclaimed songwriter, best known as the lead singer and guitarist for Frontier Ruckus $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

Potpourri

“Mondays Are A Drag”: 9 p.m. to midnight. First and third Mondays of each month. $5. Bishop’s Lounge, 41 Strong Ave., Northampton. 413-586-8900. nicolebishopslounge@gmail.com.

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.

“Textiles and Landscape”: 5 to 6:30 p.m. This talk will explore the role of textiles in diplomacy between the Native and non-Native people of southeastern New England in the 17th century. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Tuesday, 21 Dance

Tango Tuesdays: 7 to 10 p.m. 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro, Vt. sally.brat.tango@gmail.com.

Music

Beat Stress, Build Community: Drumming with Ellen Clegg: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Six weeks for $65 or $14 per drop in. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Elm St., Northampton. 413-824-8813. ellen@ellenclegg.com.

Under the Tree Arts Presents Music in the Morning: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Live, interactive music and movement by professional musician and educator Marcy Gregoire. For children up to age 8. $5; free for children under 6 months. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Wednesday, 22 Literary Arts

Weekly Story Time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

Music

Charlie King & Candace Cassin: “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round”: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dramatic presentation of original music, historic narrative and images about the Civil Rights Movement for African-Americans from 1955 to 1967. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1013. fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org.

Community Wednesdays: 6 to 8 p.m. Live music and games. Free. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Underwear, Botanica Wilde, Will Roan and Head of Wantastiquet: 8 to 11:30 p.m. Electronics, experimental R&B and video art. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

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

Film

Resistance Film Series: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. “Locked Out” tells the story of unionized miners in Boron, Calif. who protested when their employer, Rio Tinto tried to slash wages and benefits. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

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.

Northampton LGBTQ+ and Rainbow Luncheon Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fourth Wednesday of each month. For Northampton seniors ages 60 and up and all others $8. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. 413-587-1226. mdihlmann@northamptonma.gov.




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