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Arts & Culture Calendar: Oct. 25 to Oct. 31, 2018


Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Thursday, 25 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.

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

Literary Arts

“Baffled by Love”: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Author Laurie Kahn with Steve Berman and Laurie Pearlman. Free. Booklink Booksellers in Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main St., Northampton. 413-687-2314. amyekahn@gmail.com.

Joanne V. Creighton, “The Educational Odyssey of a Woman College President”: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Free. Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 740-412-3710. web@odysseybks.com.

“Queering the Talmud”: 5 p.m. Charlotte Fonrobert explores the dynamics of talmudic literature that render it home to queerness. Free. Seelye 106, 2 Seelye Drive, Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Allen Young Reading: 7 p.m. Young, of Royalston, will read excerpts from his newly released autobiography “Left, Gay & Green: A Writer’s Life.” Copies available for purchase. Boswell Books, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls.

Music

Darius Jones Quartet: 8 p.m. Alto saxophonist and composer leads a soulful jazz quartet. $7 to $15. Old Chapel, 144 Hicks Way, UMass Amherst. 413-545-2511. facbox@umass.edu.

Heath Lewis: 8 to 10:30 p.m. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

The Meditations with Shanti Starr & The Afro-Reggae All Stars: 8 p.m. Legendary roots rock reggae trio. Leader Ansel “Meditation” Cridland has more than 40 years of experience producing, writing, arranging and performing. $12 in advance; $16 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

WMSC Songwriter Showcase: 7 to 10 p.m. With David Bulley, Jay Mankita, Bob Casinghino, James Cooke and Roger Salloom. Hosted by Sparkie Allison. Free. Nadim’s Mediterranean Grill, 1390 Main St., Springfield. sparkieallison@charter.net.

The Thursday Experiment: 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Bonnie Kane. The cutting edge of improvising and experimental music, with new shows monthly. $5 suggested donation. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Film

“Ridicule”: 7 p.m. In conjunction with the exhibit “Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment.” Free. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton.

“Young Frankenstein”: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-259-3223. ryanj@joneslibrary.org.

Art

“Visual Poems” Closing Reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Easthampton City Arts, 43 Main St., Easthampton.

Potpourri

Chinese Warriors of Peking: 7:30 p.m. Martial arts, acrobatics, weapons handling and stage combat. $10 to $40. Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Drive, UMass Amherst. 413-545-2511. facbox@umass.edu.

Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women and Girls Public Hearing: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. A hearing to collect testimony on women’s issues and concerns in Hampshire and Franklin counties. Free. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 617-626-6520. jill.ashton@state.ma.us.

The Mending Cafe: 10 a.m. to noon. A modern version of a Quilting Bee. Create 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.

Friday, 26 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 sliding scale. Various Amherst locations. 413-549-6748. eva@amherstfolkdancing.org.

Drum and Dance Fridays: 8 to 11 p.m. A hybrid between a boogie and a drum circle. $5 to $10; free for children ages 9 and under. Karuna Yoga, 25 Main St., Northampton. 413-658-7011. jasper@dancespree.org.

“Dead Writers Dance — A Literary Halloween”: 7 to 11 p.m. DJ, cash bar, free snacks, surprise accolades, word games and raffles. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 121 Club, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-320-1428. aapinkerton@gmail.com.

Union Station Halloween Bash: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Costume contest, dancing, music and a photo booth. Free. Union Station, 125A Pleasant St., Northampton. 413-341-3161.

Music

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble with Natraj: 8 to 10 p.m. Under the direction of Visiting Director of Jazz Performance Carl Clements, the ACJE collaborates with Boston-based world-jazz group Natraj. Free. Buckley Recital Hall, 53 College St., Amherst. 413-542-2195. concerts@amherst.edu.

Happy Valley Community Kirtan: 7:30 p.m. With Libby Volckening (harmonium/vox), James Robinson (guitar/vox) and Amanda Turk (percussion). $10 to $20 suggested donation. Sacred Roots Healing, 116 Pleasant St., Unit 246, Easthampton.

Bear Mountain Boys with The Wendell Warriors: 8 to 11 p.m. Deja Brew Café & Pub, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell.

Bluegrass and Beyond Session: 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

Patty & The Cakes: 8:30 p.m. Shutesbury Athletic Club, 282 Wendell Road, Shutesbury.

Flamenco Performance/Film Screening: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Flamenco recital and showing of “Gurumbe, Afro-Andalusian Memories,” with film director Miguel Angel Rosales and dancer Yinka Esi Graves. Free. Carroll Room, Campus Center, 100 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Hallowed Sounds: 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Honoring ancestors and modernizing ancient traditions. Kombilesa Mi (Afro-Colombian hip-hop), Innov Gnawa (Moroccan trance), and Incus (nuAncestral). $20 in advance; $25 at the door. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-687-5584. cassandraholden@gmail.com.

Hero and the Horror, Tides, Live Well, Con Etiquette: 9 p.m. Local indie bands. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Hevvi Cynthia, The Screaming Hearts and Oroboro: 8 p.m. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

CA Jones: 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Platform Sports Bar, 125A Pleasant St., Northampton.

Madhouse Local Concert Series: 7 to 9 p.m. $5. Northampton Community Music Center, 139 South St., Northampton. 413-585-0001. sam@ncmc.net.

Mile Twelve and Mamma’s Marmalade: 8 p.m. Mile Twelve walks the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Mamma’s Marmalade plays bluegrass, funk, blues and folk. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

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

Paula Bradley and Marylou Ferrante 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Rollicking old time and blues. Free. Chester Common Table, 30 Main St., Chester. chestercommontable@gmail.com.

Theater

“Forest of Mystery: The Everwood”: 6 to 9:30 p.m. Interactive theatrical performance along candle-lit trails through the forest. Hour-long journeys begin every 15 minutes from 6:15 to 8:30. $6 to $15. Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1223 Bonnyvale Road, West Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-5785. kristina@beec.org.

“Frankenstein”: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. GCC Theater presents “Frankenstein,” a new adaptation by Roddy Barnes from the novel by Mary Shelley. Directed by Tom Geha. $5 to $10. Greenfield Community College, 1 College Drive, Greenfield. gehat@gcc.mass.edu.

“The Laramie Project”: 7 to 9 p.m. A gripping theatrical collage of the Laramie Project, 20 years after Matthew Shepard’s death. Join the cast for a talk after each performance. $7 to $10. The Williston Northampton School, 18 Payson Ave., Easthampton. 413-529-3141. info@williston.com.

“My Man Godfrey”: 7 p.m. A 1930s classic comedy-drama presented by the Williamsburg Players, accompanied by live music. $7 to $10. Williamsburg Town Office Auditorium, 141 Main St., Haydenville.

Shoot the Moon Theater’s “Frankenstein”: 7:30 to 9 p.m. $12. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 818-294-0996. jmoyse@hotmail.com.

Potpourri

”Acrobatic Conundrum: Fig Tree Waltzes”: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $10 to $25. New England Center for Circus Arts, 10 Town Crier Drive, Brattleboro, Vt. info@necenterforcircusarts.org. necenterforcircus.org.

Escape the Room: Stranger Things Edition: 4 to 9 p.m. Part scavenger hunt, part haunted house, escape rooms are an immersive team experience of puzzles and riddles. Proceeds benefit the Pioneer Valley Regional School Music Department. $10 to $15. Pushkin Gallery, 4 Federal St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Saturday, 27 Dance

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 & Andrew, 71 Federal St., Greenfield. 413-658-7011. jasper@dancespree.org.

Halloween Ball: 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Costume and dance party to benefit Shelburne recreational activities and the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association. Cider, beer, wine and refreshments for sale. $10. Cowell Gym, 51 Maple St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9921. dianahardina@gmail.com.

“Lights, Camera, Keene!”: 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. An evening of food, auctions, drinks and a performance. Proceeds benefit tuition assistance and year-round arts education at MoCo Arts. $75. MoCo Arts, 40 Roxbury St., Keene, N.H. 603-357-2100. cmanzi@moco.org.

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

The Nite Caps Honky Tonk Halloween in the Perch: 7:30 p.m. The Nite Caps are your one-stop shopping for classic roots country music and western swing. Round of drinks for best costumes. $10. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Tango Total Beginner Boot Camp: 4 to 7 p.m. Basic figures and fundamentals for social dancing, partnership and musicality. $50 to $70. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 203-361-6749. westernmatango@gmail.com.

Mount Holyoke Symphony’s Annual Monster’s Ball: 10 a.m. to noon and 8 to 10 p.m. Come in costume and dance to waltzes and movie themes. The morning concert features an instruments zoo. $3 to $5. Mount Holyoke College’s Chapin Auditorium, 50 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2306. cwrobles@mtholyoke.edu.

“Mischief at the Mansion: A Gala to Benefit Wistariahurst”: 7 to 10 p.m. Music, dance, food and cocktails. Costumes encouraged. $40 to $45. Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot St., Holyoke. 413-322-5660. zulkiewiczb@holyoke.org. wistariahurst.org.

Halloween Costume and Dance Party with Free Range: 9 p.m. to midnight. Prizes, snacks and a bonfire. Deja Brew Café & Pub, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell.

Literary Arts

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.

“Black Frankenstein”: 2:30 p.m. Dr. Elizabeth Young explores the racial connotations of the Frankenstein story over the last 200 years. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst.

Music

AEIOUkes: 10 a.m. to noon. A community ukulele club meets to sing together and practice playing. New members of all levels and listeners welcome. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Big Halloween Throwdown Featuring RJD2: 9 p.m. RJD2 is a DJ and multi-instrumentalist in the genres of psychedelic, electronica, hip-hop and rock. Prizes for best costumes. $28 in advance; $33 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

The Cartoon Moons: 6 to 8 p.m. The Cartoon Moons perform a unique mix of original songs and covers blending various instruments including guitar, harmonica, clarinet and tambourine. Free. Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-268-7757. hilaryemersonlay@gmail.com.

She Said: 7:30 p.m. $6 to $15. Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse, 6 Center St., Wendell. 978-544-5557. wendellfullmoon.org.

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

Immortal Jellyfish: 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

Reprobate Blues Band: 8 to 11 p.m. $3. Wheelerville Community Club, 698 East Main St., Orange. 978-544-3960. wheelervillecc@gmail.com.

Parsonsfield and Sawyer Fredericks: 7 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. flora@signaturesounds.com.

Amherst Symphony Orchestra: 8 p.m. Music of Spain and Latin America by Isaac Albéniz, Joaquín Rodrigo and Manuel da Falla. $5 to $10; free to Five College students with ID. Buckley Recital Hall, 53 College St., Amherst. 413-542-2195. concerts@amherst.edu.

Garcia Peoples, Matt Valentine and Spectre Folk: 9 p.m. to midnight. For ages 18 and up. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield.

Rainy Day People: 8 to 10 p.m. Benefit concert for Enfield, Conn. veteran Brian Greenleaf. Hear favorites “Time in a Bottle,” “Sundown” and more. Free. East Mountain Country Club, 1458 East Mountain Road, Westfield. 413-568-1539. satinwoodband@yahoo.com. satinwood.net.

Theater

“Asking For It” with Adrienne Truscott: 8 p.m. Mixing humor, dance and video while undoing the rules and rhetoric surrounding rape and comedy. $20. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. 413-584-9032 x105. boxoffice@aomtheatre.com. aomtheatre.com.

“Forest of Mystery: The Everwood”: 6 to 9:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“Frankenstein”: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“The Laramie Project”: 7 to 9 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“My Man Godfrey”: 7 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Shoot the Moon Theater’s “Frankenstein”: 7:30 to 9 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Film

“Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point”: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. A look at our complicated health insurance system and at a simpler, more equitable plan. Free. Lilly Library, 19 Meadow St., Florence. lpareles@yahoo.com.

Art

Hallo-Themed Stop ’n’ Craft: 10 a.m. to noon. Drop in to create a graham cracker haunted house, paint a pumpkin and more. Wear your costume and get a treat. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-527-1031. mcranshaw@ewmlibrary.org.

Ink Transfer Workshop: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Photographer Anja Schütz shows you how to take your photography in a new direction by creating transfer images from laser printouts of your work. $45. The Greenfield Gallery, 231 Main St., Greenfield. 413-772-9334. trish@thegreenfieldgallery.com.

Open Studio: 2 to 5 p.m. Jacqueline Brodeur and John Robinson of Twin Willow Studio, and Mary Montague of Bridgmont Studio, will have their recent paintings on display. Twin Willow Farm & Bridgmont Farm, 136 North Road and 71 Chesterfield Road, Westhampton. 413-527-1758. willows2@comcast.net.

Festivals & fairs

Harvest and Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Raffles featuring gift cards from more than 30 local businesses, themed gift baskets, art, jewelry and more. Lunch of sandwiches, desserts, corn chowder and tomato basil soup. First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St., Greenfield.

Third Annual Migrations Festival: 5 to 7:30 p.m. A celebration of human and natural diversity with art, music, dance and food. Free. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls.

Potpourri

“Acrobatic Conundrum: Fig Tree Waltzes”: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Escape the Room: Stranger Things Edition: 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

First Child in the Woods Infant/Toddler Nature Walk: 10 to 11 a.m. This one-hour hike enables children to gently discover the natural world. For families with children ages 5 and younger. $5 to $7; free for children. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Trunk or Treat and Pumpkin Carving: Noon to 3 p.m. Free. Florence Church, 130 Pine St., Florence. 413-584-1325. Florencechurch@comcast.net.

“Race: Facing the Truth, Owning Our Past”: 7 p.m. With activists Josephine Bolling McCall, Karin Kunstler and Neal Goldman. Free. Charlemont Federated Church, 175 Main St., Charlemont.

Sunday, 28 Dance

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

Tango Total Beginner Boot Camp: 4 to 7 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Literary Arts

“Whitechapel Noise” with Vivi Lachs: 2 to 3:30 p.m. “Whitechapel Noise” tells the history of London’s Yiddish culture, focusing on Anglo-Jewish history, socialist aesthetics and music hall culture. Free. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst. 413-256-4900. programs@yiddishbookcenter.org.

Active Citizens Group Reads “One Person, No Vote”: 4 to 5 p.m. Discuss current affairs in the U.S. and around the world. Free. Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 740-412-3710. web@odysseybks.com.

Stories in the Park at Dark: 4 to 6:15 p.m. Storytellers Gail Herman, Katie Hereld, Cindy Maybeck and Donna Dufresne. Families at 4, adults at 5. Open mic from 5:45 to 6:15. Free. Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-977-1538. art@susannawhite.com.

Straw Dog Writers Guild Poetry Reading: 3 to 5 p.m. Two featured poets, plus a poetry open mic. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

Music

Banish Misfortune, Traditional Irish Music: 3 to 6 p.m. Traditional Irish hornpipes, reels, jigs, waltzes, polkas, airs, songs and craic. Free. Northampton Brewery, 11 Brewster Court, Northampton. 413-586-4997. davemeuser@msn.com.

I Draw Slow with Rosemary Caine and Wilde Irish Women: 7 p.m. I Draw Slow is a Dublin roots band that has moved into a dominant position on the American folk scene. Wilde Irish Women is a local performance group. $13 in advance; $18 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

“Hungry Spirits: Songs and Stories for Halloween”: 3 p.m. Hear eerie ballads, songs and tales of the supernatural. With musicians Tim Van Egmond and Debra Cowan. $15 to $20 suggested donation. Amherst Cohousing Community, 120 Pulpit Hill Road, North Amherst.

PASTOTAPEVOL1 Album Release Party with Austin Fair, Chizz Capo and Don Gadi: 8:30 p.m. Local hip-hop acts. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Songs of Hope and Resistance: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. All ages sing-along concert by folk duo The Nields and childrens’ vocal group Local Chorus benefits the Rosenberg Fund for Children. $5 to $30 suggested donation. Congregation B’Nai Israel, 253 Prospect St., Northampton. 413-529-0063. info@rfc.org.

Storms and Dances: 2 to 4 p.m. A program on four-hand piano, with Heather Reichgott and Gregory Hayes. $15. First Congregational Church, 165 Main Street, Amherst. 413-315-3440. dickmatteson05@gmail.com.

Theater

“Frankenstein”: 2 to 4 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“My Man Godfrey”: 2 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Page to Stage Musical Puppet Show: 10:30 a.m. to noon. A musical puppet show where books come to life. Free. Jewish Community of Amherst, 742 Main St., Amherst. 413-584-6622. efrank@landergrinspoon.org.

Art

Open Studio: 2 to 5 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Festivals & Fairs

Harvest and Craft Fair: Noon to 4 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Potpourri

Halloween Fest: Noon to 4 p.m. Trick or treating and parade. Carnival is $5 per child. 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst. 413-259-3065. damrenn@amherstma.gov.

Mister G’s Seventh Annual Halloween Fiesta: 11 a.m. to noon. $5 to $30. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. 413-336-2866. katherine@mistergsongs.com.

SOZ Lecture Series: “The Artist, the Bible and What the Pope Said”: 10:30 a.m. to noon. Author and scholar Dr. Simon Sibelman will explore Marc Chagall’s vivid and distinctive work to enhance knowledge of his world and his artistic vision. Free. Congregation Sons of Zion, 378 Maple St., Holyoke. 413-534-3369. Office@sonsofzionholyoke.org.

“Identify It Day”: 1 to 4 p.m. Bring in your fossils, seashells, rocks, meteorites, feathers and leaves, or photographs of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, flowers and insects. Scientists will attempt to identify your discoveries while displaying some specimens from the Beneski’s greater collections. Free. Beneski Museum of Natural History, 11 Barrett Hill Drive, Amherst.

Monday, 29 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. robinhayden.o@gmail.com. amherstecd.org.

Literary Arts

Fiction Reading with Debra Magpie Earling: 8 to 9 p.m. Magpie Earling, author and professor of Native American studies, will read from her work. Free. Amherst Books, 8 Main St., Amherst. 413-542-8200. crnewman@amherst.edu.

Six Word Memoirs: 6 to 7:30 p.m. An exercise in self-reflection. Donations requested. Lyman Hall, 11 Center St., Northampton. 413-348-2385. artandsoul.wm@gmail.com.

Creative Writing Classes for Adults 55 and Older: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $76.50 to $90. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. workstudy@carlemuseum.org.

Music

Jeff Holmes Big Band Featuring Dawning Holmes: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Annual Halloween-themed evening of classic TV, movie, Top 40 and beyond songs. Free. The 121 Club, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. dawna@fathomarts.com.

Film

Far Out Film Discussion: “Tetsuo: The Iron Man”: 7 to 9 p.m. 1989 cyberpunk sci-fi horror movie. Watch at home and come to chat. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. forbes@forbeslibrary.org.

Potpourri

Rally and Panel Discussion of #TrialoftheCentury: 4 to 6 p.m. Rally and panel discussion focusing on Juliana v. U.S. Free. Greenfield Common, Court Square, Greenfield. 206-234-9146. jcmaher@aol.com.

“Nature’s Real Vampires”: 6 to 7 p.m. Learn about real animals that scare us. Make a glow-in-the-dark bat puppet. Registration required. For ages 5 and up. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-527-1031. mcranshaw@ewmlibrary.org.

Tuesday, 30 Dance

NW Dance Project: 7:30 p.m. Portland-based NW Dance Project brings its distinctly dark, theatrical and vivid choreography to Amherst. $10 to $45. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, UMass Amherst. 413-545-2511. facbox@umass.edu.

Laila Salins and Michelle Marroquin: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Singer Salins and dancer Marroquin perform at the closing of the group art show, “Self Portraiture as Medicine.” Donations suggested. Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 917-439-6111. traceyeller@gmail.com.

Literary Arts

Danez Smith Poetry Reading: 7:30 p.m. Smith is the author of “Don’t Call Us Dead,” a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award. Free. Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall, 5 Chapin Drive, Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

October Book Club: 1 p.m. This month’s book is “Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave Ona Judge,” by Erica Armstrong Dunbar. Free. Edwards Public Library, 30 East St., Southampton. 413-527-9480. jdouglass@cwmars.org.

Suzanne Matson, “Ultraviolet”: 7 p.m. “Ultraviolet” centers on Kathryn — the daughter of Elsie and mother of Samantha — while illuminating the lives of three generations of independent women. Free. Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

“Reading Gender and Sexuality in Frankenstein”: 7 p.m. With Dr. Lise Sanders. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst.

Music

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Award winning New York City-based baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan 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.

Pickwick Commons with False Accusations, Crafter and Hollow Betrayal: 7 p.m. Pickwick Commons plays progressive modern hardcore. False Accusations, Crafter and Hollow Betrayal play metal. $10. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Linda Hirschhorn Singing Workshop: 5:30 to 9:15 p.m. Dinner at 5:30, workshops from 6:15 to 9:15. Leading up to performances on Friday and Saturday. $75 for three workshops; $50 for two. Brattleboro Area Jewish Community, 151 Greenleaf St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-1959. susanpiday314@gmail.com.

Musica Franklin Community Night: 5:30 to 7 p.m. A community meal and social time, followed by a performance by Ben Wetherbee and Musica Franklin students. Wetherbee specializes in Appalachian and old-time fiddle tunes. Free. Sheffield Elementary School, 43 Crocker Ave., Turners Falls.

Comedy

Comedy in the Wheelhouse with Host Jon Ross: 8 p.m. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Film

“Sensitivity Training” with Filmmaker Melissa Finell: 7 p.m. Smith College alumna Finell ‘08, an award-winning director and screenwriter based in Los Angeles, will present her 2016 film “Sensitivity Training.” Free. Graham Auditorium, Hillyer, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Art

Watercolor Classes: 9:30 a.m. to noon. $25. Art Studio, The Lathrop Inn, 100 Bassett Brook Drive, Easthampton. 413-527-1838. mt72artist@gmail.com.

Potpourri

Ed the Wizard’s “Magic for Seniors”: 11 a.m. From mind reading, to coins, to cards. Learn impromptu magic effects to perform for children. Powers Institute, Church Street, Bernardston. edthewizard.com.

Wednesday, 31 Dance

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

Literary Arts

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

“Why Not Do What You Love?” by Martha Johnson: 10 a.m. to noon. Johnson writes “I started healing after I gave voice to my most authentic self.” Her book explores this healing. Free. Lyman Hall, First Churches, 11 Center St., Northampton. 413-348-2385. artandsoul.wm@gmail.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.

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.

Renaissance Wednesdays: 4 to 5 p.m. Andre Redwood, of the State University of New York at Albany, will present, “Marin Mersenne Theorizes Music: A Case Study in the Intersection of Science and Eloquence.” Free. Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst. 413-577-3600. renaissance@english.umass.edu.

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

Linda Hirschhorn Singing Workshop: 5:30 to 9:15 p.m. See Tuesday’s listing.

Theater

“Frankenstein”: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Film

Film Screening: “The Bride of Frankenstein”: 7 to 9 p.m. Wear your costume to this special Halloween screening, shown as part of the Smith College Kahn Institute’s celebration of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” Free. Smith College’s Campus Center Carroll Room, 100 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-4292. eweld@smith.edu.

Potpourri

Glow in the Dark Library: 6 to 8 p.m. Trick or treating at the library. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.