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Arts & Culture Calendar: Oct. 11 to Oct. 17, 2018


Thursday, October 11, 2018
Thursday, 11Dance

Tango Class and Practica: 6 to 9:30 p.m. Beginners and fundamentals at 6; developing sequences at 7; practica at 8. $5 to $25. 5 Strong Ave., Suite 202, Northampton. 413-549-3722. wow@henrylappen.com.

Literary Arts

Book Launch: “The Value of Herman Melville”: 5 p.m. Join Amherst College English professor Geoff Sanborn in celebrating the publication of his new book, “The Value of Herman Melville.” Free. Amherst Books, 8 Main St., Amherst. 413-542-2231. english@amherst.edu.

Bullet Journaling: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Open to ages 10 and up. Explore creative ways to organize and track your life using hand drawn, visual art techniques. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

“Confronting Dystopia: The New Technological Revolution and the Future of Work”: 5 to 6 p.m. In “Confronting Dystopia,” a group of scholars analyze the implications of the ongoing technological revolution for jobs, working conditions and income. Free. Odyssey Bookshop, The Odyssey Bookstore, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

Publishing Stories for Young Readers: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Author Ann M. Martin and publishing professionals Jean Feiwel and Liz Szabla give an insider’s look at publishing for children over the past 30 years. Free. Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall, 5 Chapin Drive, Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Silkworm Release Party: 7 to 9 p.m. The Florence Poets Society celebrates the release of Silkworm 11. Free. Lilly Library, 19 Meadow St., Northampton. 413-336-0762. info@florencepoets.com.

Brattleboro Literary Festival: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Free. See brattleboroliteraryfestival.org for event schedule, list of locations.

Music

Falltown String Band: 8 to 10:30 p.m. Roots rock, folk, country, bluegrass and blues. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

Julian Gerstin Sextet: 7 p.m. Original jazz compositions inspired by the Caribbean and Balkans. With Eugene Uman, Anna Patton, Don Anderson, Wes Brown and Ben James. $10 to $15. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

UMass Jazz Ensemble I and Chapel Jazz: 7:30 p.m. $5 to $10; free for UMass students. Bowker Auditorium, 80 Campus Center Way, Amherst. 413-545-2511. music@music.umass.edu.

The Scientists with Easy Action: 8 to 11 p.m. $25. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellarbar.com.

Film

“Farewell, My Queen” Screening: 7 p.m. The film re-imagines three days at the Palace of Versailles leading up to the French Revolution. Directed by Benoît Jacquot. Free. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton.

Frankenstein Film Fest: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” with a screening of the film. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-259-3223. ryanj@joneslibrary.org.

“Mortality of Dreams”: 6 to 9 p.m. With drinks and a Q&A with director/producer Angela Snow. $10 suggested donation. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.

Art

Artist Talk by Eric Gottesman of For Freedoms: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Gottesman photographs, writes, makes videos, teaches and uses art as a vehicle to engage people in conversations about social structures. Free. John W. Olver Design Building Lecture Hall, North Pleasant Street, UMass Amherst. 413-545-3672. bhwolfson@acad.umass.edu.

Artist Talk: Inas Halabi: 5 p.m. Halabi will lecture in conjunction with the exhibition of her work, “Letters to Fritz and Paul” at the Smith College Museum of Art. Free. Graham Auditorium, Hillyer, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu

Potpourri

Drag Queen Bingo: 8 p.m. Join Jenayah and Liz every second Thursday. $1 a game and fabulous prizes. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

The Mending Cafe: 10 a.m. to noon. A modern version of the Quilting Bee. Create life stories through fabric and then together, create a Story Cloth. No sewing experience needed. $20 to $40 sliding scale. The Nest at First Churches, 11 Center St., Northampton. 413-348-2385. artandsoul.wm@gmail.com.

Morning Nature Walk for Seniors: 9 to 11 a.m. Visit the new accessible trail with naturalist John Green. Register at hitchcockcenter.org. Free. Fort River Trail, Moody Bridge Road, Hadley. 413-256-6006. info@hitchcockcenter.org.

Friday, 12Dance

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 www.amherstfolkdancing.org for location. $3 to $10 sliding scale. Various Amherst locations. 413-549-6748. eva@amherstfolkdancing.org.

Literary Arts

Brattleboro Literary Festival: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Music

The 73th Annual Disques de Lapin Cavalcade of Wonder: 6 to 11 p.m. A two-day multimedia extravaganza featuring artists from the Brattleboro-area label and their friends. $10. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-254-9276. shoppe@eskimofilms.com.

Wayne Smith, Cello: 7 p.m. Free adjunct cello faculty recital by Wayne Smith with Gregory Hayes on piano, Patrick Doane on violin and Lysha Smith on electronics. Music by Beethoven, Kodaly, Rachmaninoff and Arctic Moth. Free. Arms Music Center, 53 College St., Amherst. 413-542-2195. concerts@amherst.edu.

#doubledoseofdave: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Keyboards, basses and duets of songs you’ll recognize. Free. The Taproom, 1 Mill Valley Road, Suite C, Hadley. 413-387-0600.

“Hu: Sound of Soul”: 6 to 7 p.m. Every second Friday. Free. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. 413-584-5327.

Kat Wright: 8 p.m. With special guest, The Greys. $12 to $15. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls.

StompBoxTrio: 6 to 9 p.m. Union Station, 125A Pleasant St., Northampton.

Lucy Wainwright Roche: 7:30 p.m. With special guest, Dennis Crommett. $15 to $18. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton.

The Modifieds: 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Indie rock band from Connecticut. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

The Nite Caps: 7 to 9 p.m. Country tunes from rockabilly to R&B, and from the Cajun and Creole swamps to bluegrass. $6 to $12; free for children. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-863-3221.

“Rootstock: The Depths”: 8 p.m. Mad Habits, Paper City Picture Show, Chris Goudreau. $5 to $8. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

TapRoots with Rebirth: 8 p.m. TapRoots blends rock, reggae, salsa, soul, folkloric rhythms and beyond. Rebirth blends “Afro-influenced folk,” funk, soul, reggae, Latin and hip-hop. $10 to $15. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

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

Troll2 with Driftwood Soldier, eRATT, Austin & Elliot: 8 p.m. Local indie, folk and hip-hop artists. $10 in advance; $13 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Uncle Hal’s Crabgrass Band: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

UU Arts Night Out: 7 to 9 p.m. Bobby D presents a night of valley folk music featuring Ralph Carson, The Russelers and Mark Franklin. Free. Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main St., Northampton. 413-527-1900. rwest@periodyssey.com.

Russian Renaissance: 7:30 p.m. A program drawn from three centuries of Russian classical and folk music composers. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-4523. bmcvt.org.

Theater

“The Complete History of America (abridged)”: 7:30 p.m. $15 cash or check. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-584-7327. julian.shakespearestage@gmail.com.

“Dancing In My Cockroach Killers”: 7 to 9:30 p.m. A sassy new Latino musical. $25. Palante Theater Pop Up!, 413 Main St., Holyoke. 413-540-0200. info@mifafestival.org.

“The Father”: 7:30 p.m. Florian Zeller’s internationally acclaimed drama. $8 to $15. Actors Theatre Playhouse, 21 Main St., West Chesterfield, N.H. 877-666-1855. atplayhouse.org.

Film

“Jiro Dreams of Sushi” Screening: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. $4 to $6. Memorial Hall Theater, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-231-2211. mrnim@aol.com.

Art

Free Second Friday: 4 to 8 p.m. Art making for all ages, a guided conversation exploring art in the museum, and light refreshments. Free. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2760. scmagen@smith.edu.

Potpourri

For Freedoms Town Hall Event: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. To focus on the social justice challenges facing our community. Free. John W. Olver Design Building Atrium, North Pleasant Street, UMass Amherst. 413-545-3672. bhwolfson@acad.umass.edu.

Waxing Moon Vision Boarding Workshop: 6 to 8 p.m. A workshop that taps into intuition, dream-weaving and contacting your inner wild nature. $20. The Bower Studio, 378 Daniel Shays Highway, Pelham. 413-687-6761. thebowerstudio@gmail.com.

Pong-a-Thon: 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. WHMP morning host Bob Flaherty is taking on all challengers for nearly 12 straight hours of ping-pong to support Catholic Charities’ fund for Welcoming Refugees Resettlement Project. Challenge Flaherty for $50 (reserve a time by email) or play with friends for $15. Zing! Table Tennis Center, 122 Pleasant St., Easthampton. bflaherty@whmp.com.

Saturday, 13Dance

Greenfield Greendance: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Freestyle boogie. Try it for 30 minutes free. $5 to $10; free for children ages 9 and under. The Episcopal Church of St. James and Andrew, 71 Federal St., Greenfield. 413-658-7011. jasper@dancespree.org.

Samhara: Nrityagram & Chitrasena Dance Companies: 8 p.m. Premier Indian dance ensemble Nrityagram collaborates with Sri Lanka’s celebrated Chitrasena Dance Company. $10 to 35. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-2511. facbox@umass.edu.

Bon Appetit Burlesque’s Ghoulesque VIII: 7 to 10 p.m. Neoburlesque dancers from New England and beyond interpret the theme of Halloween through their body-positive routines. $15. Club V, 18 Meadow St., Florence. 413-570-0169. houseofhors@gmail.com.

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

Literary Arts

Author Event With Archer Mayor: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mayor will talk about the 29th installment in his “Joe Gunther” series, “Bury the Lead.” Free. Shelburne Senior Center, 7 Main St., Shelburne Falls. 413-325-6680. boswellbuzz@gmail.com.

Author Reading: Dina Polizzi: 3 to 4:30 p.m. A short reading from Polizzi’s new book “Two Apache Sisters and a Texas Gigolo,” followed by a discussion of all topics metaphysical. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Best of Valley Voices Story Slam: 7:30 p.m. $20. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. 413-584-9032, ext. 105. boxoffice@aomtheatre.com. aomtheatre.com.

Book Party with Mo Willems: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate the new book in Willems’ beginning-reader series, “Unlimited Squirrels: I Lost My Tooth!” $6 to $22.50 museum admission. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. 413-559-6336. workstudy@carlemuseum.org.

Mason Jar Science Book Signing and Experiments: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jon Adolph will talk about and demonstrate experiments from his Mason Jar Science book. Free. The Toy Box, 201 North Pleasant St., Amherst. 413-256-8697. Toyboxamherst@gmail.com.

The Poetic Dream Workshop: 10:30 a.m. to noon. Increase personal self-awareness and emotional growth, and increase creative and soulful awareness through exploring dreams and poetry. Free. South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal St., South Hadley. admin@strawdogwriters.org.

Creative Authors and Illustrators Unite: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Share drawings, writings and thoughts. Led by educator Jennifer Delozier. For children ages 8 to 11. Free. Edwards Public Library, 30 East St., Southampton. 413-527-9480. jdouglass@cwmars.org.

Brattleboro Literary Festival: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Music

The 73th Annual Disques de Lapin Cavalcade of Wonder: 3 to 11 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“The Bridge Brothers: Shapeshifter’s Maquerade”: 8 p.m. $15. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Celia Woodsmith Album Release Show with Say Darling: 7 p.m. GRAMMY-nominated vocalist and veteran of the Boston rock scene, Woodsmith is set to release her debut record “Cast Iron Shoes.” $15. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. flora@signaturesounds.com.

Goldilocks and 3 Bears: 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Acoustic classics. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

Home Body: 9 p.m. Home Body brings a fresh tangibility to electronic-based music. $10 to $13. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Jesse the Harper & The King’s Busketeers: 8 to 10 p.m. Wicked Celtic double header/ Jesse the Harper & The King’s Busketeers give visionary melodies and ancient traditions new life in time for Halloween. $10. Montague Bookmill, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. ctesongs@gmail.com.

Wild Bill & The Flying Sparks: 6 to 9 p.m. Union Station, 125A Pleasant St., Northampton.

Hearts & Minds: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Jason Stein, bass clarinet; Paul Giallorenzo, synth, e-pianet; and Chad Taylor, drums. From Chicago. $15. Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-320-1089. gsiegel@umass.edu.

Pioneer Valley Symphony 80th Season Opening Concert: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Featuring Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, Strauss’ Don Juan and a U.S. premiere. $5 to $28. Greenfield High School, 21 Barr Ave., Greenfield. 413-773-3664. pvsoffice@pvso.org.

UMass Music & Dance Open House for Young Vocalists: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For high school students, parents and teachers who seek to learn more about the collegiate audition experience. Hosted by voice faculty members Jamie-Rose Guarrine, William Hite and Marjorie Melnick, along with Director of Choral Studies Tony Thornton. Register in advance. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Drive, UMass Amherst. williamhite@music.umass.edu.

Theater

“The Complete History of America (abridged)”: 7:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“Dancing In My Cockroach Killers”: 2 to 4:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“The Father”: 7:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Comedy

The Ha-Ha’s & Friends: ImprovBoston’s AllForm Cast: 7 to 9 p.m. The Ha-Ha’s perform an improv comedy show, with special guests ImprovBoston with their signature format AllForm. $13. Happier Valley Comedy Theater, 1 Mill Valley Road, Hadley. info@happiervalley.com.

Film

“Medicare for All — Health Care at the Tipping Point”: 3 to 5 p.m. Film and discussion about Medicare for All, led by professor Gerald Friedman. Free. Easthampton Enrichment Center, 19 Union St., Easthampton. 413-527-6151, ext. 135. ekaler@easthamptonma.gov.

“Jiro Dreams of Sushi” Screening: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Festivals & fairs

Armenian Bazaar: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. St. Gregory Armenian Church, 135 Goodwin St., Springfield. 413-566-5006. claudiamb39@yahoo.com.

Children’s Fair and Open House: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Montessori School of Northampton, 51 Bates St., Northampton. 413-586-4538. kathymurri@northamptonmontessori.org.

Common School Children’s Carnival: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Games and activities cost $1 to $3. The Common School, 521 South Pleasant St., Amherst. 413-256-8989. outreach@commonschool.org.

Apple and Agriculture Days: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Taste heirloom apple varieties, try your hand at cider making, see the ox-powered cider mill in operation and greet ox teams from throughout New England. $14 to $28; free for children ages 3 and under. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. osv.org.

Pelham’s 275th Anniversary Celebration: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. View historic photographs and visit with lacemaker Linda Scheff at Community Hall, 40 Amherst Road. View an interactive timeline of Pelham’s history at the library, 2 South Valley Road. See children’s work on display at the elementary school, 45 Amherst Road. Visit with period artisans including blacksmith Ted Hinman, hatmaker Bill Stroud and fiber spinner Jenny Atkins at the historic complex, 376 Amherst Road. 413-256-4606. pelham275@pelhamhistory.org.

Potpourri

Birds of the Quabbin: 2:30 to 4 p.m. Peter Christoph shares his experiences looking for wildlife, by land and by boat, at the beautiful and pristine Quabbin Reservoir. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-259-3223. ryanj@joneslibrary.org.

Meet & Greet — Sam for Amherst: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. A family tag sale, Halloween fun, crafts and treats. Meet Sam MacLeod for Amherst, District 5. South Amherst Common, Amherst. sammacleodforamherst.com.

FAB Fashion Passion: 2 to 9 p.m. The first event in Turners Falls dedicated to high fashion. Regional and international designers. $20. The Church, 47 J Street, Turners Falls. 413-863-5587. richie@richierichardsonfab.com.

Fall Foliage 5K: 9 a.m. to noon. Half on road and half on the trails. $20 to $25. Keene Family YMCA, 200 Summit Ave., Keene, N.H. 603-352-6002. psebert@keene-ymca.org.

Fall Nature Photography: 8 to 10 p.m. Basic techniques of nature photography in a three-part series. Topics include lighting, composition, depth of field, exposure and practice. $35 to $45 for the series. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Second Saturday Family Science: 10 to 11 a.m. How many colors of leaves can you find? Learn about why the leaves change colors. Registration encouraged. Free. Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St., Amherst. 413-256-6006. info@hitchcockcenter.org.

Open House: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 15 artists and teachers. Free. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-584-7327. ncfa@nohoarts.org.

Hilltown Hounds Agility Club Competition: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Watch dogs compete with their handlers in obstacle courses. Free. Indoor Action Sports, 1385 Bernardston Road, Greenfield. 413-774-6521. hilltownhounds.com.

“The Price of Rape and Racism: Rape, Racism and the Real Cost of Food”: 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Led by Strong Oak, executive director and founder of the Visioning BEAR Circle Intertribal Council. Child care available. Free. First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St., Greenfield.

Plainfield Historical Society Barn Tours: 1 to 4 p.m. $15. Town Hall, 348 Main St., Plainfield. 413-634-8099.

Sunday, 14Literary Arts

Gallery of Readers Series: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Featuring Nancy Barnes and Meryl Cohn reading their work. Free. Smith College, 10 Elm St., Northampton. 413-584-7080. caroledelstein@galleryofreaders.org.

“Hey Kiddo”: A Conversation with Jarrett Krosoczka: 4 to 6 p.m. Join Krosoczka as he discusses his new graphic novel about growing up in a family altered by opioid addiction and his coming-of-age as an artist Free. R. Michelson Galleries, 132 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-3964. events@rmichelson.com.

“Meet Me at the Well: The Girls and Women of the Bible”: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jane Yolen and Barbara Goldin read from and discuss their new book, “Meet Me at the Well,” a 21st-century feminist midrash about women of the Bible. Free. Jewish Community of Amherst, 742 Main St., Amherst. barbruth@comcast.net.

Poetry Critique Meetup: 1 to 3 p.m. Limited to 10 participants. Register early. $5. 5 Strong Ave., Suite 202, Northampton. admin@strawdogwriters.org.

Poetry Reading by Julia Carter Aldrich: 2 to 5 p.m. Cummington poet Carter Aldrich will read from her new book of poems, “Life Lines.” Free. Cummington Community House, 33 Main St., Cummington. 413-634-8038. juliaca@verizon.net.

Brattleboro Literary Festival: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Pioneer Valley Book & Ephemera Fair: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3 to $6 admission; free for children under 12. Smith Vocational School, 80 Locust St., Northampton. pioneervalleybookfair.com.

Olde Time Storytelling: 2 p.m. Featuring Bill Shores, Russ Deane and Bob Messer as storytellers, and Marvin Shedd as moderator. Free. Powers Institute, 20 Church St., Bernardston.

Music

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

Florence Community Band: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton.

Open Mic at Mill 180 Park: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free. Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-977-1538. art@susannawhite.com.

Tony Vacca and World Rhythm: 7 p.m. Free-flowing earthy fusion of jazz, world music and spoken word. $10 to $15. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Theater

“The Complete History of America (abridged)”: 6:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“Dancing In My Cockroach Killers”: 2 to 4:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Drama Circle: 2 p.m. A reading of Sally Sennott’s “A Retro Tale,” a 1950s flashback to a culture of sexual harassment. Free. AOTV Community Television, 163 South Main St., Athol. 978-544-1872. FraserGenevieve@gmail.com.

Festivals & Fairs

Apple and Agriculture Days: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Cider and Music Festival: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hard cider sampling, music and craft demonstrations. $14 to $28. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. osv.org.

Potpourri

Hilltown Hounds Agility Club Competition: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

“Naming the Land: History of the Pioneer Valley Association”: 1 p.m. With Mike Jackson. Free. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls.

Monday, 15Dance

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. amherstecd.org. robinhayden.o@gmail.com.

Literary Arts

Creative Writing Class for Adults: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Explore your creativity through writing with this workshop for adults ages 55 and over. $76.50 to $90. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. workstudy@carlemuseum.org.

Great Books Discussion Group: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Meets the third Monday of each month. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. hcethatsme@gmail.com.

Micah Perks, “True Love and Other Dreams of Miraculous Escape”: 7 to 8 p.m. Magical and funny, profound and seductive, the linked stories in Perks’ book explore the life-bending power of love. Free. Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

Zoketsu Norman Fischer: “Writing at Degree Zero”: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Featuring poet, writer and zen priest Norman Fischer. Free. Seelye 201, 2 Seelye Drive, Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Music

Amherst Jazz Orchestra: 7:30 to 10 p.m. With vocalist Ethel Lee. Free. Union Station Grand Ballroom, 125A Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-253-1607. info@amherstjazzorchestra.com.

Music Mondays Cafe — Benny Benack III: 7 to 8 p.m. $10 to $15. Gaylord Memorial Library, 47 College St., South Hadley. 413-250-3540. anzfam4@gmail.com.

Tuesday, 16Literary Arts

“Devil’s Den to Lickingwater” Book Launch with John Sinton: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Florence Civic Center, 90 Park St., Florence. 413-992-7408. levellerspress1@gmail.com.

“Everyday People: The Color of Life” with Jennifer Baker, Alexander Chee and Nelly Rosario: 7 to 8 p.m. A dazzling collection of contemporary short fiction. Free. Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 740-412-3710. web@odysseybks.com.

Fiction Reading: Jordy Rosenberg: 8 to 9 p.m. Rosenberg, author of “Confessions of the Fox,” will read from his work. Free. Amherst Books, 8 Main St., Amherst. 413-542-8200. crnewman@amherst.edu.

Poetry Reading by Norman Fischer: 7:30 p.m. Fischer has written more than 25 books of poetry and nonfiction. Free. Carroll Room, Campus Center, 100 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Music

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. New York City-based bassoonist Michael Rabinowitz 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.

Underground Songwriters Club: 6:30 p.m. Lexi Weege hosts a monthly songwriter series. $5 donation to bands. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Film

“Voices of the Sea” Screening: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A beautiful look into the simple lives of Cuban fishermen and their American dreams. Free. Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St., Keene, N.H. 603-352-0157. mbush@ci.keene.nh.us.

Art

Community Engagement for Artists Workshop: 5:30 to 8 p.m. For artists wanting to create public art/social change art projects with communities. Learn about best practices and art projects. Register in advance. Free. Flywheel Arts Collective, 43 Main St., Easthampton. 413-545-2360. aes@acad.umass.edu.

Wednesday, 17Dance

Creacion Latin Big Band: 7 p.m. Twenty-piece big band with Frances Rahaim plays salsa, cha cha, boogaloo, merengue, cumbia, son and bolero. Open dance floor. Every first and third Wednesday. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Salsa Wednesdays with McCoy and DJ Roger Jr.: 8 p.m. Instruction from 8 to 9, followed by the dance night. $3 cover; $10 dance lesson and cover. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Literary Arts

B.A. Shapiro, “The Collector’s Apprentice”: 7 to 8 p.m. It’s the summer of 1922, and 19-year-old Paulien Mertens finds herself in Paris — broke, disowned and completely alone. Free. Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 740-412-3710. web@odysseybks.com.

Book Salon with Betsy Krause on “Tight Knit: Global Families and the Social Life of Fast Fashion”: 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, 83 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2275. fcwsrc@fivecolleges.edu.

Fall Creative Writing Workshops: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Beginners and seasoned writers welcome. Ten-week series. $25 to $45 sliding scale, weekly. Main Street Writers, 664 Main St., Suite 60, Amherst. 413-221-4652. mainstreetwriters@gmail.com.

George Howe Colt Reading: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Howe Colt presents his new book “The Game: Harvard, Yale and America in 1968.” Free. Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-4235. roxie@broadsidebooks.com.

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Critique Group: 6 to 8 p.m. No membership needed. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Speaker Sisterhood Greenfield: 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Build speaking skill and confidence with communication coach Carlyn Saltman and other motivated women. First and third Wednesdays. $30 per month with a three-month commitment; first meeting free. Call or email for private address in Greenfield. 413-522-0789. carlyn@carlynsaltman.com.

Music

All Ages Open Mic Night with Host F. Alex Johnson: 7 to 10 p.m. Free. Brew Practitioners, 36 Main St., Florence. 413-584-2444. info@colorwaymusic.com.

Hungrytown: 7 p.m. Beautiful harmonies and original award-winning songs played on a variety of instruments. Free. Clapp Memorial Library, 19 South Main St., Belchertown. 413-323-0417. smccormick@cwmars.org.

Irish Slow Session: 6:30 to 9 p.m. $5 suggested donation. DeCice Hall at The Marian Center, 1365 Northampton St., Holyoke. lvirishslowsession@aol.com.

Music Appreciation Presentation: 10 to 11:30 a.m. $10 to $15. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. 413-575-5839. pkapitzky@gmail.com.

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

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

Frank Hurricane with Arkm Foam and Unholy Basil: 9 p.m. to midnight. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellarbar.com.

Festivals & Fairs

Transition Resource Fair: 5 to 8 p.m. For students with a broad range of abilities and learning differences, ages 14 to 22 and up. Free. Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell St., Hadley. 413-585-8010. michelle.mendes@pathlightgroup.org.

Potpourri

“Warm Up the Night”: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bites, sip and tastes from an eclectic mix of local restaurants. $50. Lord Jeffery Inn, 30 Boltwood Ave., Amherst. 413-548-1272. nkrauchi@chd.org.

Fall Nature Photography: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.