Arts & Culture Calendar: May 9 to May 15, 2019

Published: 5/8/2019 2:47:45 PM
Thursday, 9

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

Claudia Wilson: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Join Wilson, author of the poetry collection “Grown.” Free. Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

Music

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

Theater

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

“Snow Angel”: 7 to 8:30 p.m. A mysterious girl named Eva steps out of a snow bank and into the lives of 15 confused teenagers who are asked to help her in her search for her past. $5 to $10. Northampton High School Auditorium, 380 Elm St., Northampton. 413-335-7719. seldredge@northampton-k12.us.

Art

DVAA Thursday Classical Drawing Class: 2 to 4 p.m. Artist Yolanda Merchant is teaching a weekly two-hour classical drawing class. All levels welcome. Bring a sketchbook and charcoal. $25 to $30. Deerfield Valley Art Association’s Center for the Arts, 105 Main St., Northfield. 413-225-3132. dvaa1931@deerfieldvalleyart.org.

Potpourri

“Get Healthy and Drink Up (Smoothies)”: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Learn how your digestive system works and how your gut affects your whole body as we age by using fruit and vegetables. For Easthampton residents ages 55 and up. Free. Easthampton Council on Aging, 19 Union St., Easthampton. 413-527-6151. ekaler@easthamptonma.gov.

Drag Queen Bingo: 8 p.m. Join Jenayah De Rosario and Liz every second Thursday. $1 per game.. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

“The Secret Life of Chocolate” Culinary Class: 6 to 8 p.m. Part presentation, part hands-on workshop. Learn the secrets of artisanal chocolate making with chocolatier Kerstin Roos. $35. Register in advance at strollingoftheheifers.com. The River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.

Friday, 10

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.

Lisa Leizman Dance Company: “Sweetness”: 7:30 p.m. Performance followed by dinner reception. $10 to $20. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-584-7327. ncfa@nohoarts.org.

Music

Big Fuzzy, Ona Canoa, Kimaya Diggs and Hollow Deck: 8 to 11:30 p.m. A space between folk, jazz and the avant-garde. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

Jonathan Edwards: 7 p.m. $28 to $33. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton.

Hip-Hop Throwbacks & Classics: 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Every second Friday of the month is non-stop throwbacks and classics played on wax. $3. Kaiju, 30 Boltwood Walk, Amherst.

First Friday Coho Music: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Emma’s Revolution is the dynamic, award-winning activist duo of Pat & Sandy. $15 to $25. Pioneer Valley Cohousing, 120 Pulpit Hill Road, North Amherst.

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

m & e: 7 to 9 p.m. A 21st-century classical and folk duo. Malgorzata Lach on guitar and Eileen Ruby on vocals. $6 to $12; free for children. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-863-3221.

Rebel Diaz Workshop and Concert: 5 to 10 p.m. Workshop from 5 to 6:30; concert at 8. Concert at Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. Workshop at Windham Regional Career Center, 80 Atwood St., Brattleboro, Vt. brattleborosolidarity@gmail.com.

Sciencefight EP Release with Crowrider, Uzi Jacuzzi and Starbird Bow: 9 to 11:30 p.m. Sciencefight EP release of “The Ever Present.” Poor Richard’s Live Music Bar & Grill, 116 School St., Chicopee. sciencefightband@gmail.com.

Mohawk Trail Concerts’ Annual Spring Fundraiser: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Fundraiser, concert, live auction, open wine bar and elegant hors d’oeuvres. $50. Email info@mohawktrailconcerts.org to register. Amherst Woman’s Club, 35 Triangle St., Amherst. 413-625-9511.

The Mighty King Snakes: 7 to 9 p.m. High-energy blues. Part of the Friendly Town Live concert series. Free. Butterfield Park, 83 East River St., Orange. In the event of rain, concert moves to First Universalist Church, 31 North Main St., Orange.

Theater

“Nostalgia”: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Keene High School proudly presents the 43rd annual production of “Nostalgia.” This year’s theme is “On The Road Again.” $8. Keene High School, 43 Arch St., Keene, N.H. 603-352-0640, ext. 3603. dheeran@sau29.org.

Disney’s “Newsies: The Broadway Musical”: 7 p.m. $14 to $18. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. 413-584-9032. starlights.yt@gmail.com.

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

“Snow Angel”: 7 to 8:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Film

Screening of “Unemployable”: 8 p.m. The story of a young woman desperately fighting to be financially independent. This film was made entirely by women. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. The Perch at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Potpourri

Architectural Tour of Forbes Library: 5 to 7 p.m. Learn about the history and construction of the Forbes Library and its architect William Brocklesby with Local History Librarian Elise Bernier-Feeley. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Fourth Annual Heart to Heart Dinner, Raffle and Celebration: 5:30 p.m. $50. Our Lady of Peace Parish Hall, 90 7th St., Turners Falls. Heather@MCSMCommunity.org.

Saturday, 11 Dance

Abolition Fest: Fundraiser for Books Through Bars and Abolition Network: 8 to 11:30 p.m. $5 to $50 suggested donation. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

African Dance: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Beginners welcome. $20 to $40. The Episcopal Church of Saints James & Andrew, 71 Federal St., Greenfield. 413-658-7011. jasper@dancespree.org.

Contemporary Ballet Fundamentals with Jen Polins and Music with Jake Meginsky: 10:30 a.m. to noon. $10. School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, 25 Main St., fourth floor, Northampton. 413-695-1799. jenscdt@gmail.com.

Drum & Dance: 8 to 11 p.m. A hybrid between a drum circle, and a dance party. $5 to $10; free for children under 10. The Episcopal Church of Saints James & Andrew, 71 Federal St., Greenfield. 413-658-7011. jasper@dancespree.org.

Out! For Reel LGBTQ Dance Party: 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Hors d’oeuvres, dance lesson, cash bar and music with DJ Kaliis. $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Union Station Grand Ballroom, 125 Pleasant St., Northampton. info@outforreel.net.

“Impermanence is Exhausting” with Rythea Lee: 7 to 9 p.m. A fiery one-woman show with special guests and (joyfully optional) audience participation. $10 to $15. School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, 25 Main St., fourth floor, Northampton. 413-570-4491. jenscdt@gmail.com.

Literary Arts

Andrew Lam: 4 to 6 p.m. Join Lam for a discussion of his book “Repentance.” Free. The Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

Book Signing: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Book signing and author conversation with brief presentations at 11 and 1. Free. Quabbin Harvest Food Co-op, 12 North Main St., Orange. 978-544-5226. cathy@cathystanton.net.

Special Storytime: Matt Phelan, Heidi E. Y. Stemple and Jane Yolen: 2 p.m. $6 to $22.50 museum admission. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. workstudy@carlemuseum.org.

Stories of Bicycling History and Activism: 6 to 8 p.m. The history of bicycling in Massachusetts, and the link between cycling and race, gender and class from the 1960s onward. $8 to $12. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-320-2226. deb@fntg.net.

Poetry Get-Together with Janet MacFadyen and Mary Clare Powell: 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main St., Greenfield. 413-772-1544. info@slateroofpress.com.

Music

“Call to Peace”: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor and Meeresstille und gluckliche Fahrt. Tickets at PVSOC.org or at the door. $28. Greenfield High School Auditorium, 21 Barr Ave., Greenfield. 413-773-3664. admin@pvso.org.

Deep C Divers: 9 p.m. to midnight. Original funky alternative pop, rock and reggae from the heart. Free. Deja Brew Café & Pub, 57 Lockes Village Road, Wendell.

Pat & Tex LaMountain: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. With Dennis Avery on dobro and John White on bass. Greenfield Farmers Market, Court Square, Greenfield.

“Walk with Me”: 7:30 p.m. Joining Brattleboro Women’s Chorus Director Becky Graber and the 80-voice chorus will be Cathy Martin on piano and Connie Green on flute. $10 to $20. Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.

Willy Porter: 7:30 p.m. Porter, a Wisconsin-based guitarist/songwriter, will be joined by guitarist Tom Pirozzoli. $20. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton.

Sun Parade, Muddy Ruckus and The Pilgrims: 8 p.m. $10 to $13. The Stone Church, 210 Main St. Brattleboro, Vt.

The Gypsy Wranglers: 7 p.m. Performing swing of the gypsy, cowboy, New Orleans, country and boomer variety, and occasional waltzes, tangos, bossa novae and other eclectic tunes. $10 in advance; $13 day of show. The Perch at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Hampshire Young People’s Chorus 20th Anniversary Concert: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Works by local composers Beaudoin, Brown and Hudson. $15 suggested donation. First Congregational Church, 165 Main St., Amherst. 413-315-3440. dickmatteson05@gmail.com.

Julian Marley with ReBelle: 8:30 p.m. Celebrate Hawks & Reed’s second year with Bob Marley’s youngest son and an incredible reggae musician in his own right. $35 in advance; $45 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Rusted Shame: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Performing all your favorite classic rock, ’90s rock and a few in between. Free. Se7ens Sports Bar and Grill, 75 Cottage St., Easthampton. shamerusted@gmail.com.

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

Theater

“Nostalgia”: 7 to 10:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Disney’s “Newsies: The Broadway Musical”: 1 and 7 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

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

“Snow Angel”: 7 to 8:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Comedy

“50 Shades of Gravy”: 3 to 5 p.m. Benefit for the Senior Center in Shelburne Falls. Cash bar and comedy. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Fraternal Order of Eagles, 52 State St., Buckland. 413-834-2211. mpayne1441@gmail.com.

The Ha-Ha’s & Friends: Kornfeld & Andrews: 7 to 10 p.m. The Ha-Ha’s are joined by renowned New York City improv duo Kornfeld & Andrews. Followed by a showcase and improv jam. $13. Happier Valley Comedy, 1 Mill Valley Road, Hadley. info@happiervalley.com.

Festivals & Fairs

OnTrend Spring Craft Fair: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring dozens of the area’s top craftspeople. Free. Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell St., Hadley. info@ontrendcrafts.com.

Northampton Public Arts Festival: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eight muralists live painting; local DJs spinning vinyl; vendors with food and art; free mural painting workshops for children at 10, noon and 3. 99 Armory St., Northampton.

Potpourri

Country Breakfast and Mini Bake Sale: 7 to 10 a.m. Pancakes, maple syrup, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries and a beverage. $4 to $10. Sunderland Congregational Church, 91 South Main St., Sunderland. 413-665-5514.

Second Annual “Bowling for Recovery”: 1 to 4 p.m. With light snacks. Free. Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley, 43 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls.

Sunday, 12 Dance

Mother’s Day Country Music and Dance with The Nite Caps: 2 to 6 p.m. The Nite Caps is a five-piece combo serving up old-school honky tonk dance music. Two-step lessons at 2:15. Flowers for the first 30 moms. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. The Perch at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Literary Arts

Gallery of Readers: 4 to 6 p.m. Patrick Donnelly and Carol Edelstein read from their new work. The Gallery of Readers series has supported the work of local writers for 25 years. Free. Seelye Hall 106, 2 Seelye Drive, Northampton. 413-585-2192. landerson@smith.edu.

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.

Joey Agresta, The Cradle, Holy People and Holy Basil: 8 to 11:30 p.m. Experimental lo-fi pop. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellar.paul@gmail.com.

Lula Wiles: 7 to 10 p.m. This folk, roots, indie and Americana trio came of age in Boston, in the practice rooms of Berklee College of Music and the city’s lively roots scene. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

“Walk with Me”: 4 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Theater

“James and the Giant Peach Jr.”: 1 to 2 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. Based on the book by Roald Dahl this “masterpeach” of a tale about courage and self-discovery is performed by MoCo Arts students in grades six to eight. $12. MoCo Arts, 40 Roxbury St., Keene, N.H. 603-357-2100. cmanzi@moco.org.

Film

“Love, Gilda”: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Weaving together recently discovered audiotapes and rare home movies and diaries, comedian Gilda Radner reflects on her life in her own words. $4 to $8. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst. 413-256-4900. programs@yiddishbookcenter.org.

Art

Mindfulness and Abstract Painting: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Get to know the work of abstract expressionist painters Helen Frankenthaler and Grace Hartigan through reproduced images. Expand the possibilities of self-expression in painting through the guided exercises with May Emery while learning color and the use of shape. Bring a bag lunch. Registration required at bit.ly/2GZPJiL. $90, materials included. Artspace Community Arts Center, 15 Mill St., Greenfield.

Festivals & Fairs

Northampton Public Arts Festival: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Potpourri

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $12 to $24. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-0786.

Mother’s Day Wildflowers: 10 to 11:30 a.m. View wildflowers in Arcadia’s gardens. Wear long pants and insect repellant. $8 to $10. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Sweetheart Tea: 1 to 4 p.m. Bring your mother or grandmother for an English tea and sweet or savory snacks including some from Alice Brown’s original recipe book for the Sweetheart Teahouse. Live music. Spring hats and corsages are encouraged, but optional. Free. Shelburne Historical Society Library and Museum, 33 Severance St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-6150. shelburnehistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

Monday, 13

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

“How Picture Books Work” with Illustrator Claudia Rueda: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Join picture book author and New York Times best-selling illustrator Claudia Rueda in this intensive six-hour workshop. $76.50 to $90. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6300. workstudy@carlemuseum.org.

Second Monday Book Discussion: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Focusing on “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Music

Life, Times and Music of Louis Armstrong: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut St., Holyoke. 413-686-5027. tbn8@aol.com.

Damien Jurado: 8 p.m. Imaginative folk. With opener Anna St. Louis. $18 in advance; $20 at the door. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke.

Film

“Knock Down the House” Screening: 7:30 to 9 p.m. This documentary follows Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other working class women who ran for Congress in the 2018 midterms. Free. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. 413-522-9412. hello@downtowngreenfield.org.

Potpourri

Learn How to Become a Foster Parent: 6 to 7 p.m. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

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.

Malnutrition Awareness Clinic: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Activities include individual malnutrition risk screening, an educational presentation, free snack giveaway, recipe demonstration and tasting, healthy diet information and questions answered by nutritionist Nicole Chivas. Amherst Senior Center within the Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst.

Tuesday, 14 Dance

Brattleboro Contra Dance: 7 to 10 p.m. Dance to the joyous sound of the Gaslight Tinkers. Beginners welcome. Brief intro lesson at 7. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes. $5 to $12. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 518-561-2594. susan@quietdesigns.org.

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

Literary Arts

Christian McEwan: 7 to 8 p.m. McEwan will discuss her book “Legal Tender: Women & the Secret Life of Money.” Free. The Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

Join “Light” Author Bruce Watson for Einstein’s Eclipse at 100: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Celebrate the total solar eclipse of May 29, 1919 that provided the most dramatic confirmation of general relativity. Florence Civic Center, 90 Park St., Florence. 413-992-7408. levellerspress1@gmail.com.

Understanding Differences Book Group: 7 to 8:15 p.m. Discuss “The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life” by Lauren Markham. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. wentworthl@joneslibrary.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.

Ned Collette, State Champion and Nick Bisceglia: 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. Boston-based vibraphonist Rich Greenblatt 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.

Under the Tree Arts Presents Music in the Morning: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 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.

Underground Songwriters Club: 6:30 p.m. Lexi Weege hosts a monthly songwriter series. Free. The Wheelhouse at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com.

Comedy

Comedy in the Wheelhouse: 8 p.m. Comedy showcase followed by an open mic. Emphasizing diversity and local talent. $3 suggested donation. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. marketing@hawksandreed.com.

Potpourri

Crafternoon: Crocheting: 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Learn basic crochet stitches and make crochet bookmarks to take home. For children. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

“The Life of the Modern Day Firefighter”: 7 p.m. Northampton firefighters and photographer/author Peter Norman will share stories and images of the life and hazards of a modern day firefighter. Free. Northampton Fire Department, Carlon Drive, Northampton. info@historicnorthampton.org.

Wednesday, 15 Dance

Creacion Latin Big Band: 7 p.m. Salsa, cha cha, boogaloo, merengue, cumbia, son and bolero styles. Open floor for dancers. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. marketing@hawksandreed.com.

Literary Arts

An Evening Poetry Reading with Libby Maxey: 7 to 8 p.m. Maxey reads from her forthcoming poetry collection, “Kairos,” which won the 2018 New Women’s Voices competition at Finishing Line Press. Free. Belding Memorial Library, 344 Main St., Ashfield. 413-628-4414. mcohen@cwmars.org.

Irish Writers Book Club: 7 to 8 p.m. Come for the books, stay for the craic. Meetings are held on the second floor. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Lundy Bancroft Reading: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bancroft presents his new book “The Joyous Recovery,” featuring a new, positive approach to emotional healing, Free. Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-4235. roxie@broadsidebooks.com.

Poetry Reading with Howard Faerstein: 2 to 3 p.m. Free. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. hfaerstein@aol.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 work-in-progress. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

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

Music

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

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

Festivals & Fairs

17th Annual Mental Health and Wellness Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. An afternoon of music, singing and art to highlight mental health wellness and recovery. Free. Energy Park, 50 Miles St., Greenfield. 413-772-2181. kbritt@csoinc.org.

Potpourri

Dessert Bar For May: 1 to 2 p.m. Enjoy a variety of desserts plus coffee and tea. Various bars such as espresso, salted caramel, blueberry, etc. $4. Sign up and pre-pay by May 9 by calling the Senior Center. Easthampton Senior Center, 19 Union St., Easthampton. 413-527-6151. ekaler@easthamptonma.gov.

“Sleep On It! Why We Sleep and How to Get More of It”: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. With sleep expert Dr. Rebecca Spencer, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences and director of the Somneuro Lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Free. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton.




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