Arts & Culture Calendar: May 2 to May 8, 2019

Published: 5/1/2019 4:00:47 PM
Modified: 5/1/2019 4:00:36 PM
Thursday, 2 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

Johnny Memphis Band and Court Etiquette: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Johnny Memphis Band (father’s band) and Court Etiquette (son’s band) in a first time ever double-bill. $10 to $13. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton. johnnymemphis@comcast.net.

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

Swimmer and The New Motif: 9 p.m. Swimmer is rock ’n’ roll fusion from Burlington, Vt. The New Motif is eclectic jam and funk. $7 in advance; $10 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Theater

“Crazy for You”: 7:30 p.m. A rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, “Crazy for You” includes some of the best Gershwin tunes, such as “Embraceable You.” $7 to $10. Williston Northampton School, 19 Payson Ave., Easthampton. 413-529-3000. editkovski@williston.com.

“Locally Grown 3”: 7:30 to 9 p.m. GCC’s third annual showcase of plays by local writers, directed by GCC students. Featuring “Hidden,” a drama, and “Genuine Cousin of Pearl,” a comedy. $5 to $10. Greenfield Community College, 1 College Drive, Greenfield. gehat@gcc.mass.edu.

“Tales of the Lost Formicans”: 7:30 p.m. $18 to $25. The Perch at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. silverthornetheater.org.

“Motherhood Out Loud”: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $5 to $8. Springfield Technical Community College’s Scibelli Theater, 1 Armory St., Springfield. 413-755-5288. fmriddle@stcc.edu.

Film

“Remembering Fallujah: Repairing Memory, Rebuilding Communities and Restoring Justice”: 6 to 8 p.m. A screening of the award-winning animated film “Le Parfum d’Irak” and community discussion on Fallujah. Free. Integrated Learning Center Room S240, 650 North Pleasant St., Amherst. um.history.assistant@gmail.com.

Friday, 3 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.

Tango Music Workshops and Milonga: 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Joaquín Amenábar, master teacher, musician and bandoneonist presents his acclaimed method for teaching how tango music works. $30 to $180. 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro, Vt. 603-923-9743. sally.brat.tango@gmail.com.

Literary Arts

Rick Winston Reading: 7 p.m. Winston, a Vermont author and film history teacher, will present on his book “Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era 1946-1960.” Preceded by a 6:30 potluck. Free. Wendell Town Hall, 6 Center St., Wendell.

Music

“If I Had a Hammer” — A Celebration of Pete Seeger on his 100th Birthday: 7 p.m. Sing-along hosted by The Nields to benefit the Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity’s Interfaith Build. $10 minimum requested donation. Edwards Church, 297 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-5430. megan@pvhabitat.org.

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

Les Boulevardiers: Tango, Jazz and a Shot of Swing: 8 to 11 p.m. $15. United Congregational Church of Holyoke, 300 Appleton St., Holyoke. 413-532-1483. jillian.silver@hotmail.com.

Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem with Corey Laitman: 7 p.m. Americana: a mix of New Orleans grooves, old-time gospel harmonies, bluesy swing fiddle, fiery electric and acoustic guitar, and junk percussion. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

She Said: 7 p.m. She Said, the all-female band playing all originals, rolls out in Northampton for the first time. Rock, blues and jazz-influenced songs, and a tinge of punk. Free. Progression Brewery, 9 Pearl St., Northampton. 413 522-3125. nalerossi@gmail.com.

Two Times Smooth: 6 to 8 p.m. Two Times Smooth is Leo Wurgaft (piano) and Eli Catanzaro (bass), two students at the Academy at Charlemont who like to play jazz. Free. Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-268-7757. hilaryemersonlay@gmail.com.

Hiroya Tsukamoto: 7:30 p.m. A guitarist and composer from Kyoto, Japan, based in New York City. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 413-341-3317.

The Green Sisters: 7 to 9 p.m. Part of the Friendly Town Live concert series. Free. Butterfield Park, 83 East River St., Orange. Will be moved to Orange Town Hall, 6 Prospect St., or the nextdoor First Universalist Church of Orange in the event of rain.

Theater

“Crazy for You”: 7:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“Significant Other” by Joshua Harmon: 8 to 10 p.m. $10 to $15. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. healeymegan11@gmail.com.

“Locally Grown 3”: 7:30 to 9 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“Motherhood Out Loud”: 7 to 8:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“Tales of the Lost Formicans”: 7:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Film

“The Awful Truth”: 7 p.m. Screwball comedy with Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. Free music at 7 and movie at 7:30. $4 to $6. Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-522-8690. mrnim@aol.com.

Potpourri

“Stories of Our LGBTQ Ancestors: Dr. Amber Starbuck and Mabel Stevens”: 7 to 9 p.m. Local history talk by the Sexual Minorities Archives. $5 to $10. Arts Trust Building, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-538-4750. sexualminorities.archives@yahoo.com.

Saturday, 4 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.

The Equalites Reggae Dance Party: 9 p.m. to midnight. Free. Deja Brew Café & Pub, 57 Lockes Village Road, Wendell.

Tango Music Workshops and Milonga: 1 to 6 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Live music by Playin’ Possum. Refreshments served. $8 to $10. ELMM Community Center, 21 Durkee St., Winchester, N.H. 603-876-4469.

Literary Arts

Aaron Becker and Hayley Barrett Storytime: 2 to 4 p.m. Part of Children’s Book Week. Free. The Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

Song & Story Swap: 7 p.m. With Gordon Kramer. Opening round theme: spirit. $7.50 minimum suggested donation. The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst. 413-687-5002.

Poetry Reading: 10 a.m. to noon. With Greenfield poet Mary Clare Powell and Slate Roof Press Managing Editor Janet MacFadyen. Free. Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main St., Greenfield. info@slateroofpress.com.

Music

Choral Concert: 7 to 8:30 p.m. This chorus of 80 singers will perform music from the world’s community singing traditions to benefit the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. $5 to $15. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. 413-268-3828. schultzp46@gmail.com.

Concert Choir: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Keene State Concert Choir kicks off its spring tour with a program of favorites and original music by faculty and students. $5 to $10. Keene State College, 229 Main St., Keene, N.H. 603-358-2168. boxoffice@keene.edu.

Dan Pell, Lashes and Tuft: 8 to 11 p.m. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

Dave Richardson & Libby Kirkpatrick: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $10 cash only. Montague Bookmill, 440 Old Greenfield Road, Montague. 413-367-9206. daverichardsonfolk@gmail.com.

The Jacob Joliff Band with Pinedrop: 8 to 11 p.m. $12 to $15. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-9960.

Easthampton Pride After Party: 4 to 10 p.m. Live music by Pamela Means and Diana Alvarez, and food trucks. Dog and child friendly. Free. Abandoned Building Brewery, 142 Pleasant St., Easthampton.

The frost heaves and hales with Les Dérailleurs: 8 to 11 p.m. $5. Ashfield Lake House, 141 Buckland Road, Ashfield. jamesflowe@gmail.com.

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

Rock 201: 8 p.m. to midnight. A variety of classic rock songs. $3. Wheelerville Community Club, 698 East Main St., Orange. 978-544-3960. wheelervillecc@gmail.com.

Marco Benevento with Lush Honey: 9 p.m. Marco Benevento is a pianist and singer-songwriter performing “bold indie rock.” Lush Honey is a progressive funk band from western Massachusetts. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Mister G Family Concert: 11 a.m. to noon. A morning of lively music, complete with a bilingual performance incorporating musical styles from around the globe and dancing. $10 to $25. Hilltop Montessori School, 99 Stafford Farm Hill, Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-0500. rgarro@hilltopmontessori.org.

Muddy Roads: 6 to 8 p.m. With fiddle, banjo and guitar, the band produces a delicate old-time sound. Free. Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-268-7757. hilaryemersonlay@gmail.com.

Pioneer Valley Cappella Presents “Of Love and Loss”: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. A program of choral delights spanning five centuries. Grace Episcopal Church, 14 Boltwood Ave., Amherst. info@pioneervalleycappella.org.

Songs and Spoken Word: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Vocalist Pan Morigan and actor/author Andrea Hairston perform original songs and spoken word. By donation. Iconica Social club, 1 Amber Lane, Northampton. pannieireland@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.

Valley Classical Concerts Presents Tesla String Quartet: 8 to 10 p.m. With “Famous Last Words” by Beethoven, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Benjamin Britten. $5 to $33. Smith College’s Sweeney Concert Hall, 144 Green St., Northampton. 413-586-0458. info@valleyclassicalconcerts.org.

Loving Women Cabaret: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Join six singers for a musical celebration of women loving women highlighting the passions and struggles of the gay and women’s liberation movements of the 1970s. $15 to $20. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 917-232-0943. helennewman3@gmail.com.

Young@Heart with Chicago Children’s Choir: 7:30 p.m. $20 to $50. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. 413-584-9032, ext. 105.

Red Molly: 8 p.m. All-female Americana trio. $30. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 413-341-3317.

Theater

“Crazy for You”: 7:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“Significant Other” by Joshua Harmon: 8 to 10 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“Motherhood Out Loud”: 7 to 8:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“Locally Grown 3”: 7:30 to 9 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“Tales of the Lost Formicans”: 7:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“Legally Blonde Jr.”: 2 to 3:30 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Follow Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Featuring MoCo Arts students in ninth through 12th grade. $14. MoCo Arts, 40 Roxbury St., Keene, N.H. 603-357-2100. info@moco.org.

“The Understudies: An Improvised Musical”: 7 to 10 p.m. Four improvisers create an entire musical from scratch. Followed by a showcase and improv jam. $10. Happier Valley Comedy, 1 Mill Valley Road, Hadley. info@happiervalley.com.

Film

“The Awful Truth”: 7 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“Race: The Power of an Illusion” Screening and Discussion: 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free, but donations welcome. First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St., Greenfield.

Art

“Our Living Landscape”: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Make your own mini souvenir album with scenes from the early 20th-century postcard exhibit, emboss soft metal with landscape designs and create nature-themed paper quilt squares. Outdoor activities include wet-felting, collage and watercolor workshops inspired by landscapes, bird-call identification, and tastings of local food and drinks. Free. Memorial Hall Museum, 8 Memorial St., Deerfield.

Cottage Street Open Studios: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cottage Street Studios, 1 Cottage St., Easthampton.

Festivals & Fairs

Valley Bird Festival: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bird walks, games and fun activities for all ages. Live birds of prey demonstrations at 11 and 1. Free. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Kool Wheels Family Fun & Safety Day: 10 a.m. to noon. Free bike helmets will be distributed to children ages 4 to 12. There will be bike safety inspections, tune-ups and a bike safety course. Free. Keene Parks & Recreation Center, 312 Washington St., Keene, N.H. keenekiwanisinfo@gmail.com.

Noho Pride Day: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parade at 11 from Main Street to the fairgrounds. Events all day. Rain or shine. Free. Main Street, Northampton. 413-519-4101. info@nohopride.org.

Third Annual Winchester Local Food Festival: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Winchester Town Hall, 1 Richmond Road, Winchester, N.H. winchesterfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Pasture Day: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Watch the cows frolic into green pastures. Cows are out at 1, live music starting at 11 and free wagon ride farm tours. Free. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley. 413-586-2142. info@barstowslongviewfarm.com.

Eighth Annual Giant Western Massachusetts Remote Control Flea Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Franklin County Technical School, 82 Industrial Blvd., Turners Falls.

Women’s Expo: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors and exhibitors will offer health and wellness products and services, home goods, clothing, accessories and more. Free. The River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.

Second Annual Spotlight Theater Festival: Noon to 7:30 p.m. With performances by Wilbraham & Monson Academy at 1, Holyoke High School at 1:45, Easthampton High School at 2:30, West Springfield High School at 3:30 and PVPA at 4:30. Plus workshops at 5:30, dinner at 6:30 and closing remarks at 7. $3 to $10. Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, 15 Mulligan Drive, South Hadley.

Potpourri

“Fractured”: 7:30 p.m. NECCA’s third-year professional students present their graduation performance. $10 to $25. New England Center for Circus Arts, 10 Town Crier Drive, Brattleboro, Vt. 802-254-9780. info@necenterforcircusarts.com.

“Intro to Off Camera Flash: An Overview of Lighting and Modifiers”: 1:30 to 4 p.m. Learn qualities of light, different lighting tools and lighting placement to better shoot stylized portraits, couples and groups. $30. Some free tickets available upon request. Yankee Candle Village, 25 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield. oomvelt@gmail.com.

Jan & John Maggs Antiques and Art Spring Show and Sale: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 2 Old Cricket Hill Road, Conway. 413-369-4256. jmaggs@jmaggs.com.

Tulip Trot 5K Walk/Run: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 5K race and ½-mile Kids Fun Run $15 to $50. Green Street School, 164 Green St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-254-3737. gsspto@wsesu.com.

Spring Surprise Pop Up Shop: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wendell artists will offer a wide variety of products including fiber art, stationery and jewelry. Wendell Senior Center, 2 Lockes Village Road, Wendell.

Tie-Dye Shirts: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tie-dye shirts and visit with the sheep, goats, mini donkeys and mini horses while enjoying a homestyle bag lunch on the porch. Diemand Farm, 126 Mormon Hollow Road, Wendell.

Sunday, 5 Dance

Danse Café: 4 to 6 p.m. Live music. Circles, lines and couples dances. Hors d’oeuvres potluck and cash bar. $7 to $12 Polish American Citizens Club, 46 Main St., South Deerfield. 413-548-9330. cynthia@crocker.com.

Tango Music Workshops and Milonga: 1 to 4 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Literary Arts

“Liberty’s War: An Engineer’s Memoir of the Merchant Marine 1942-45: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Author Will Melton will discuss the story of his father, Herman Melton, as a cadet at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and his experiences at sea. Free. Hadley Historical Society, 12 Middle St., Hadley. 413-587-2623. hadleyhistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

As You Write It Writers: 1 to 3 p.m. A reading of the latest work by Estelle Cade, Joan Hopkins Coughlin, Sally Fairfield, Penny Jordan, Ann Marie Meltzer, Laura Rodley and Alice Thomas. With raffles and desserts. Free. Gill-Montague Senior Center, 62 5th St., Montague.

Straw Dog Writers Guild Writers Read: 2 to 4 p.m. Featured writer: poet Joshua Michael Stewart, author of “Break Every String.” If you want to read, put your name in the hat before 2:15. Free. Belding Memorial Library, 344 Main St. (Route 116), Ashfield. info@strawdogwriters.org.

Music

“A Shelter of Peace”: 3 to 4 p.m. Holyoke High School Madrigal Singers to share the stage and perform with Mak’hela in a unique multigenerational and multicultural benefit concert. $5 suggested donation. Holyoke High School, 500 Beech St., Holyoke. 413-687-7479. MakhelaWMA@gmail.com.

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.

Choral Concert: 4:30 to 6 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Greenfield Harmony Spring Benefit Concert: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Greenfield Harmony hosts gospel legend Dr. Kathy Bullock in concert. $15. Wesley United Methodist Church, 98 North Maple St., Hadley. 413-824-9970. cheryl@silverscreendesign.com.

Pioneer Valley Cappella Presents “Of Love and Loss”: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Psycho de Mayo with Guerilla Toss, Carinae, Sunwatchers: 8 p.m. Guerilla Toss: art rock from New York City. Carinae: psych rock from Hadley. Sunwatchers: “punk jazz drone” from Brooklyn/Queens. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Student Recital Series: 7:30 p.m. Soprano Kelly Uselton presents her junior recital, singing pieces by Mozart, Brahms, Faure and Handel. Free. Keene State College, 229 Main St., Keene, N.H. 603-358-2168. music@keene.edu.

The Valley Winds’ Cinco de Mayo Concert: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Music honoring Mexican-American and other Latin composers. Free. $10 to $20 suggested donation. Belchertown High School, 142 Springfield Road, Belchertown. 518-339-8949. chris.moehringer@gmail.com.

Franklin County Community Chorus’ Spring Concert: 3 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Greenfield High School Auditorium, 21 Barr Ave., Greenfield.

Orange Community Band’s 42nd Annual Pops Concert: 2 p.m. Donations welcome. Orange Town Hall’s Ruth B. Smith Auditorium, 6 Prospect St., Orange.

Theater

“Significant Other” by Joshua Harmon: 2 to 4 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“Legally Blonde Jr.”: 2 to 3:30 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Film

“Sembene!” Screening: 2 to 5 p.m. Filmmaker Samba Gadjigo leads a discussion with other African and African-American social innovators followed by the film. $12 to $15. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. cassandra@laudable.productions.

Art

“Waste Not, Want Not: Scraps into Artwork”: Noon to 6 p.m. With artist demonstrations and crafting opportunities. Free. Sawmill River Arts Gallery, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague Center.

“Our Living Landscape”: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Cottage Street Open Studios: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Festivals & Fairs

“Pedal in the Park” Health and Wellness Festival: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. With brunch, speakers, a resource fair and wellness demos. Presented by All Out Adventures. $15 to $20. Look Memorial Park, 300 North Main St., Northampton. 413-584-2052. info@alloutadventures.org.

Musica Franklin Fun Fest: Noon to 5 p.m. Performances, crafts, an instrument petting zoo and more. Free. Sheffield Elementary School, 43 Crocker Ave., Turners Falls. 413-625-6269. info@musicafranklin.org.

17th Annual Anti-Racism Film Festival: 1:30 to 9:30 p.m. Films with facilitated discussion: “Dawnland,” “Do You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?” and “The Hate U Give.” Free. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 399 Main St., Greenfield. 413-773-5018. lynn@starstruckdesign.com.

Montague May Day Celebration: 10:30 a.m. to noon. Carol singing, maypole dancing and Morris dancing. Participants can bring a picnic lunch and blanket. Free. Procession from the Montague Center Post Office (53 Main St.) to the Town Common.

Potpourri

Jan & John Maggs Antiques and Art Spring Show and Sale: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Parenting Workshop — Raising Digital Kids: 4 to 5:30 p.m. How to manage screens in your family with more cooperation and less yelling. With Sharon Saline. Free. Northampton Area Pediatrics, 193 Locust St., Northampton. 413-517-2226. contactus@napeds.com.

Second Annual Water Walk: 1 to 4 p.m. To raise awareness and money for people living without access to clean water. Free. White Brook Middle School, 200 Park St., Easthampton. 413-529-1530. jbreier@epsd.us.

15th Annual Antique Truck Show: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors and raffles. Rain or shine. Free. Yankee Candle Corporate Headquarters, Yankee Candle Way, South Deerfield. 413-834-1677.

Monday, 6

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.

Literary Arts

Paradise City Readers: 7 to 8:30 p.m. This month’s book is “White Teeth” by Zadie Smith. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Journal Writing for Transformation: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Share your journaling experience: types of content, techniques, etc. Bring your journal. Novices welcome. Free. Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main St., Greenfield. don@donkarp.com.

Music

Spring Concert: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Maki Matsui, soprano, sings songs by Faure, Britten and Gershwin. With refreshments. Free. Amherst Woman’s Club, 35 Triangle St., Amherst. 413-549-6865. catharineb@gmail.com.

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.

Annual Silent No More Auction: 6 to 8:30 p.m. To raise awareness and money for projects aimed at empowering and improving the lives of women and children. $35. Ludlow Country Club, 1 Tony Lima Drive, Ludlow City. 413-219-8260. mfknight@crocker.com.

Soup & Games Night: 5 to 7 p.m. Raffle, bake sale and live music. All proceeds benefit Franklin County Pride. Free, but donations encouraged. Hope & Olive, 44 Hope St., Greenfield.

Tuesday, 7 Literary Arts

Odyssey Bookshop First Editions Club Presents Myla Goldberg: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Goldberg is author of “Feast Your Eyes.” Please RSVP. Free. The Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club: 7 to 9 p.m. Discussing the second half of “The Year’s Best Science Fiction,” 32nd annual collection. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. wentworthl@joneslibrary.org.

Straw Dog Writers Guild Writers Night Out: 7 to 9 p.m. Featured writer: Charlie Bondhus, author of “All the Heat We Could Carry.” If you want to read, put your name in the hat by 7:10. Free. The Basement, 21 Center St., Northampton. info@strawdogwriters.org.

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.

Irish Music Night: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Local traditional Irish musicians playing together in a relaxed, informal setting. Every third Sunday. (Not an open session for performers.) Free. The Wheelhouse at Hawks & Reed, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. New York City-based alto saxophonist Erena Terakubo 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.

Film

“Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible” Screening and Discussion: 7 p.m. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-259-3223.

Potpourri

Feast for Habitat: 6:30 to 9 p.m. A party to benefit Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity. $45. rk Miles, 21 West St., West Hatfield. 413-586-5430. megan@pvhabitat.org.

Local Smoothie Making: 3 to 5 p.m. With Rachel Gonzalez of Rachel’s Everlastings Farm. Free. Quabbin Harvest, 12 North Main St., Orange.

Wednesday, 8 Literary Arts

“Offline” Reading: Noon to 1 p.m. Brian Adams will be reading from his new novel “Offline,” a romantic comedy about online addiction. Free. Greenfield Community College, 1 College Drive, Greenfield. smolts123@yahoo.com.

“Offline” Reading: 7 to 8 p.m. Brian Adams will be reading from his new novel “Offline,” a romantic comedy about online addiction. Free. Amherst Books, 8 Main St., Amherst. smolts123@yahoo.com.

Nature and Environment Book Club: 7 to 8 p.m. This month’s book discussion will be about “Coyote America” by Dan Flores. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Venetian Crime Book Discussion: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. This month’s book is “Earthly Remains” by Donna Leon. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

“Broken Throne” Launch Party: 6:30 to 8 p.m. A launch party for “Broken Throne” by Victoria Aveyard. Purchase a ticket online. The Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

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

Writing Your Memories: 1 to 2 p.m. Everyone has a story. The class will assist you in getting memories organized and written down. Bring your own journal or we will provide one. For ages 55 and up. Free. Easthampton Senior Center, 19 Union St., Easthampton. 413-527-6151. ekaler@easthamptonma.gov.

Music

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

Theater

Radio Theatre with Easthampton Radio Players: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Performing the radio pilot program “Father Knows Best” from 1948. Interpretative acting just like in the original radio plays. Free. Easthampton Council on Aging, 19 Union St., Easthampton. 413-527-6151. ekaler@easthamptonma.gov.

Film

Resistance Film Series: “The Red Button”: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The dramatic story of a Russian officer who saved the world from nuclear war during an intense period in the Cold War. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Potpourri

“Adobe Lightroom Develop Module — Beyond the Basics”: 6 to 8 p.m. Learn intermediate Adobe Lightroom and master a powerful set of advanced photo editing tools for global adjustments and local retouching. $40 to $55. Amherst Media, 246 College St., Amherst. 413-259-3300. info@amherstmedia.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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