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Arts & Culture Calendar: Oct. 4 to Oct. 10, 2018


Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Thursday, 4Dance

Beginning Ballet: 4 to 5 p.m. Trial ballet class for children ages 6 to 8 with Katherine Bervera. Free. Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-992-7821. academyofballetarts@hotmail.com.

Literary Arts

“The Lumberjack’s Dove: A Poem” by GennaRose Nethercott: 7 to 8:30 p.m. A boldly original and visceral debut collection from the winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series Competition, selected by Louise Gluck. Free. Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

Music

Crave On and Kathy Snax: 8 to 10:30 p.m. Folk and blues. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

Sólstafir with The Atlas Moth, Cazador, InAeona: 7 p.m. Icelandic metal band, with support from Chicago- and Boston-based metal bands. Presented by Promotorhead Entertainment. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Patty & the Cakes: 8:30 p.m. Whetstone Station, 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-490-2354. pattycarpenter.com.

Theater

“Johnny Guitar”: 7:30 p.m. Madcap musical by Nicholas Van Hoogstraten, Martin Silvestri and Joel Higgins is based on the legendary Joan Crawford cult Western from the 1950s. $24 to $33. Majestic Theater, 131 Elm St., West Springfield. majestictheater.com.

“Delectable Durang: A Collection of Six Unruly Comedies”: 7:30 p.m. The six plays are “The Actor’s Nightmare,” “Women in a Play Ground,” “Nina in the Morning,” “For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls,” “One Minute Play” and “Medea.” Directed by John Reese. $18 to $20. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center Perch (Fourth Floor), 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-768-7514. silverthornetheater@gmail.com. silverthornetheater.org.

Film

Film Screening by Ariana Gerstein: 7 to 9 p.m. Experimental filmmaker Ariana Gerstein will present a program of works in film and time assemblages by way of desktop scanners. Free. Liebling Center at Hampshire College, 893 West St., Amherst. 413-427-0652. aravett@hampshire.edu.

“Cuban Food Stories”: 7 p.m. From the executive producers of “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” comes a unique film about food, society and culture on the island of Cuba. $8. The Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. 413-584-9032, ext.105. aomtheatre.com.

Art

Paint Nite: 7 p.m. Explore your inner artist while raising money for Monadnock Peer Support. $45. Monadnock Peer Support, 64 Beaver St., Keene, N.H. 603-352-5094. dswanson@monadnockpsa.org.

“Women, War and Revolution”: 12:15 p.m. Join Jennifer Heuer, associate professor of history at UMass Amherst, as she explores the portrayal of women as symbols in war and revolution in conjunction with the special exhibit, “Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment.” Free with admission. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2760. artmuseum@smith.edu.

Festivals & Fairs

Keys to Aging Well Expo: 4 to 6 p.m. Highlighting the exceptional work of Highland Valley Elder Services and service partners. Enjoy networking, refreshments, cash bar and live music. Free. Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell St., Hadley. 413-446-8722. hskubiszewski@highlandvalley.org.

Potpourri

Free Spinning and Weaving Demonstrations: 3 to 5 p.m. A chance to see spinning and weaving up close and ask questions. Free. WEBS — America’s Yarn Store, 75 Service Center Road, Northampton. 413-584-2225, ext 114. labestor@yarn.com.

The Mending Cafe: 10 a.m. to noon. A modern version of the Quilting Bee. Create life stories through fabric and then 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.

“Upside Down”: 6 p.m. Second annual TEDxKeene, with 12 presenters who will shed light on topics in a unique and unexpected way. $22.50. The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main St., Keene, N.H.

Friday, 5Dance

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

“Lisa Brooks: A New Look at King Philip’s War”: 12:15 p.m. Amherst College professor Brooks will speak about her new book, “Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War.” Bring lunch. Coffee, tea and cider provided. Free. Amherst Historical Society and Museum, 67 Amity St., Amherst.

Music

Arcadia Players Mozart Concert: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Featuring two of Mozart’s greatest instrumental works, played on period instruments $37.50 in advance; $40 at the door. Sweeney Concert Hall, 144 Green St., Northampton. 413-586-8742. info@arcadiaplayers.org.

Chris Bakriges & Zach Brock: 8 p.m. $20. Bing Arts Center, 716 Sumner Ave., Springfield. 413-731-9730. info@bingartscenter.org.

Drew Paton’s 1940s Hit Parade: 7 to 9 p.m. Take a musical walk down memory lane with Paton’s guitar and vocals, and a slideshow of the era. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

First Friday Concert at Coho: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Colleen Kattau is a bilingual vocalist, song-crafter and dynamic performer of Latin-influenced indie eclectic folk. $10 to $20. Pioneer Valley Cohousing, 120 Pulpit Hill Road, North Amherst. firstfridayconcerts.com.

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

Les Boulevardiers: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Experience Les Boulevardiers, a thimble-sized cafe orchestra with guest vocalist Mary Witt serving up tango, jazz and swing. Free. Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main St., Northampton. 413-527-1900. periodyssey1876@gmail.com.

Particle and DishSoap: 9 p.m. Particle was a pioneer of the “livetronica” music scene, playing electronica, funk and rock. DishSoap plays a mix of funk, rock, soul and reggae. $15 to $17. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

UMass Wind Ensemble & Symphony Band: 7:30 p.m. $5 to $10; free for UMass students. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-2511. music@music.umass.edu.

Vimana with True Jacqueline: 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Vimana brings psychedelic jazz, rock and groove. True Jacqueline blends science fiction-sounding guitar licks and catchy pop chord progressions. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood: 8 p.m. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670.

Holy Blues Concert: 6 p.m. potluck, 7 p.m. concert. Featuring Robin O’Herin, 2013 Boston Blues finalist. $10 suggested donation. First United Methodist Church, 25 Church St., Greenfield. 413-842-5176.

Willie Nile: 7 p.m. $25 to $30. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton.

Theater

“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.

“Return from the Fringe”: 7 p.m. Performances of both The Red Guitar and Do It Now: Manual Override. $18 in advance; $20 at the door. Northampton Community Arts Trust, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. seriousplaytheatre@gmail.com.

“Johnny Guitar”: 8 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“Delectable Durang: A Collection of Six Unruly Comedies”: 7:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Art

Friday Art Wind Down: 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Play with a large, eclectic variety of art materials for your creative leisure. $10 to $30 per hour, sliding scale. The Nest at First Churches, 11 Center St., Northampton. 413-348-2385. artandsoul.wm@gmail.com.

Potpourri

Free Spinning and Weaving Demonstrations: 3 to 5 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Living Building Tour: 4 to 5 p.m. Featuring net zero energy and water use, composting toilets and more. Register at hitchcockcenter.org. Free. Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St., Amherst. 413-256-6006. info@hitchcockcenter.org.

Open Hearth Cooking: Tavern Fare: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitor Center at Hall Tavern, Old Main Street, Deerfield.

Saturday, 6Dance

Greenfield Greendance: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Freestyle boogie: no shoes, no alcohol, no rules! 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.

Zydeco Connection Dance Party: 4 to 7 p.m. Outdoor concert at the stone seat amphitheater that fits hundreds. Bring a chair or blanket, and bug spray. $10. Three Sisters Sanctuary, 188 Cape St., Goshen. 413-773-8175. rosezydeco@yahoo.com.

Literary Arts

Poetry by Dara Wier and Jim Haug: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Tim’s Used Books, 90 King St., Northampton. 413-585-8585. timsusedfilms@gmail.com.

Storytime with Jon Agee: 2 to 3 p.m. Join author/illustrator Agee as he reads and discusses his latest picture book, “The Wall in the Middle of the Book.” Free with museum admission. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Raod, Amherst. workstudy@carlemuseum.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.

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.

Song & Story Swap with Pete Nelson: 7 p.m. Share stories and songs that are traditional, newly written or of personal experiences. Listeners welcome. $10 suggested donation. The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst.

“Create A Musical!” Free Demo Class: 11 a.m. to noon. Led by Liam Hurley. For ages 5 to 9. Free. Northampton Community Music Center, 139 South St., Northampton. 413-585-0001. sam@ncmc.net.

“Deeper Than The Skin” — A Musical Presentation on Race in America: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway are gifted musicians and storytellers. They tell their story of an amazing friendship that crosses the racial divide. Free. Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, 121 North Pleasant St., Amherst. 413-253-4485. steveatd1@gmail.com.

The Doomsday Ladies: 6 to 8 p.m. A tuneful, four-piece band that blends Brit-pop with Euro-tango and American country rock. Free. Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-268-7757. hilaryemersonlay@gmail.com.

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

Larz Young: 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Singer, songwriter, guitarist. Originals and covers in a unique vocal style. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

The Monday Project: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The Monday Project jaywalks the intersection of funk, blues, R&B and roots rock. In support of Hands Across the Hills. $5 to 10 suggested donation. Shutesbury Athletic Club, 282 Wendell Road, Shutesbury. sharonrosedunn@gmail.com.

Silverback Swing at Kringle’s Fall Festival: 1 to 3 p.m. Silverback Swing will play music of the ’20s and ’30s, highlighting music by Django Reinhardt. Free. Kringle Candle Company, 220 South St., Bernardston. 413-648-3077. info@kringlecandle.com.

Whiskey Treaty Roadshow: 8 p.m. A collaborative band brings together five Massachusetts singer-songwriters in the vein of Americana, rock and roots-folk music. $15 to $20. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Winchendon Winds Band: 10:30 a.m. to noon. Winchendon Winds, a 40-piece, professional concert band, will play a lawn concert at the Winchendon Fall Festival. Free. Unitarian Universalist Church of Winchendon, 126 Central St., Winchendon. 224-567-3635. music@winchendonwinds.org.

Jeffrey Foucault: 7 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. The Shea Theater Arts Center, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-341-3317. signaturesoundspresents.com.

Willie Nile: 7 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Theater

“Granny D: The Power of One”: 3 to 5 p.m. Dixie Tymitz, a professional actress, singer and storyteller, plays the character of Granny D and her incredible journey in this informative re-enactment. Free. Bentley Commons, 197 Water St., Keene, N.H. 603-715-8197. doreen@opendemocracy.me.

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

“Johnny Guitar”: 2 and 8 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“Delectable Durang: A Collection of Six Unruly Comedies”: 7:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Festivals & Fairs

24th Annual Paradise City Arts Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 250 nationally juried artists and makers, food, a benefit art auction and more. $8 to $14; free for children under 12. Three County Fairgrounds, 54 Old Ferry Road, Northampton. 800-511-9725. lpost@paradisecityarts.com.

Second Annual Great Greenfield DinoFest: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presented by Piti Theatre and PVMA, a celebratory day of performances, food, children’s activities, dinosaur films, live music and more. Free. Town Common and other downtown locations, Greenfield. See ptco.org for full schedule.

Eighth Annual Riverside Blues, Brews & BBQ: Noon to 5 p.m. Experience a one-of-a-kind festival with professional barbecue, live blues music, Lefty’s Brewing Company, contests, vendors and more. Franklin County Fairgrounds, 87 Wisdom Way, Greenfield. 413-772-1553. christym@greenfield-ma.gov.

Ashfield Fall Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pumpkin games, relay races, live music, craft vendors, food and more. Free. Town Common, Main Street, Ashfield.

Harvest Fair: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Homemade doughnuts, Cabot cheddar cheese, jam, jellies, vegetables, fall crafts, pies and other baked goods, pop-a-balloon game and a large tag sale. Hot dogs, fries, chili and beverages at the cooking tent. Orange United Methodist Church, 104 South Main St., Orange.

96th Parish Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beef stew dinner at 11. Sandwiches, coffee, pastries and pies available in the morning. More than 50 raffle items, including themed baskets and gift certificates to restaurants. Drawings start at 2. St. Mary’s Parish Center, corner of Cheney and West Myrtle streets, Orange.

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.

Old 78 Farm Fall Festival: 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Featuring craft vendors, food and award-winning local musical acts. Lineup features six bands making their Old 78 debut, as well as some familiar favorites. $10 in advance; $15 at the gate. Old 78 Farm, 823 Orange Road, Warwick. simonsaysbooking.com.

Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live music, crafts, food, a haunted house, a silent auction, a plant sale, a tag sale and a farmers market. $7; free for children under 12. Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-3926. berkshirebotanical.org.

Potpourri

Girls Try Hockey for Free: 1 to 3 p.m. For girls ages 4 and up. Free. Mullins Center Community Ice Rink, 200 Commonwealth Ave., Amherst. krisztina.filep@gmail.com. amhersthockey.org.

“HUT_18”: 8 to 9:30 p.m. With words, music and movement by Meredith Bove, Lex Brown and the Aesy Quartet. $10. STUDIO4, 25 Main St., Northampton. 413-695-1799. jenscdt@gmail.com.

Morning Canal Walk: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Historical tour of downtown Holyoke along the picturesque canal system. Free. Holyoke Heritage State Park, 221 Appleton St., Holyoke. 413-534-1723. holyoke.heritage@state.ma.us.

Young Naturalist Club: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Seasonal guided nature walk and activities for low-income children and teens. Register by email. Free. Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-276-7620. rtelushkin@massaudubon.org.

Young Wizards STEAM Workshop: 10 to 11 a.m. Drop in and create a monster grass head. Materials provided. Perfect for Halloween! For ages 5 and up. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-527-1031. mcranshaw@ewmlibrary.org.

“Covering Rowe”: 1 to 4 p.m. 1880 to 1930 clothing and quilts from the Rowe Historical Society collection, plus refreshments and entertainment. Kemp-McCarthy Memorial Museum, 282 Zoar Road, Rowe.

“A Clean Sweep: The History and Crafting of Brooms”: Noon to 4:30 p.m. Learn about brooms and broom making. See the crop of broom corn, sweep with a handmade broom and make a small, serviceable whisk broom to take with you. History Workshop Building, Old Main Street, Deerfield.

Open Hearth Cooking: Tavern Fare: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Blacksmithing with Rick Martin: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Included with general admission. Historic Deerfield, Old Main Street, Deerfield.

Sunday, 7Dance

World Music Super Collider — Latinx Edition: 6 to 11 p.m. Massive Latinx dance party featuring Ladama, Orquesta el Macabeo, Rio Mira, the Berkshire Bateria and Peace & Rhythm DJs. $30 in advance; $40 at the door. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-687-5584. edo@laudable.productions.

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.

Charlie King & Annie Patterson: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Audience voices will be included in a live recording of the concert. Suggested donation of $5 for children, $15 for adults. Mount Toby Friends Meeting, 194 Long Plain Road, Leverett. 413-256-8596. rasongbook@gmail.com.

The Jazz Bones: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Light jazz and swing music. Free. First Congregational Church, 41 Main St., Hatfield. 413-686-5027. tbn8@aol.com.

The Joe Belmont Experience with Samirah Evans: 6 p.m. Accomplished veterans of the Northeast music scene playing jazz, funk and blues. Samirah Evans founded the NOLABratts choir. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Theater

“Life in the (413)”: 7 p.m. Five stories presented live as old-time radio theater. $16 to $26. The Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. aomtheatre.com.

“Johnny Guitar”: 2 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Film

“In A Dark Wood”: 2 to 3:30 p.m. “In A Dark Wood” charts the path of composer Mathew Rosenblum’s Lament/Witches’ Sabbath, a concerto written for famous clarinetist David Krakauer. $4 to $8. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst. 413-256-4900. programs@yiddishbookcenter.org.

Art

Intro to Acrylic Paint Pouring: 2 to 5 p.m. Experience the wonders of fluid art. $45, includes supplies. New Story Studios, 27 East Main St., Millers Falls. whirldzart@gmail.com.

Art Trail Walk: 10 to 11:30 a.m. for families, 1 to 3 p.m. for adults. An introduction to the Arcadia Art House and walk the Art Trail. Stop at stations to learn about basic elements of art and use surroundings to draw/paint. $8 to $10. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

“Celebrate 275 Years of Pelham”: 4 to 7 p.m. Lorna Ritz is a professional artist/teacher, who will offer instruction, demonstration and support to artists depicting the Pelham landscape. Free. Valley View Studio and Gallery, 44 Amherst Road, Pelham. 207-975-2659. gchilenski@gmail.com.

Festivals & Fairs

24th Annual Paradise City Arts Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Ashfield Fall Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Wilder Homestead Colonial Day: 2 to 5 p.m. Open hearth cooking, oxen, weaving, spinning, quilting, music of the 1700s, cider pressing, Morris dancers and refreshments $1 to $3. Wilder Homestead, Route 112, Buckland. 413-625-9763. pollyanderson@comcast.net.

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

Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Potpourri

Open Hearth Cooking: Tavern Fare: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Gunsmithing with Leonard Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Included with general admission. Historic Deerfield, Old Main Street, Deerfield.

Monday, 8Dance

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

Odyssey Bookshop Crime Club Reads “Not a Sound”: 7 to 8 p.m. The Crime Club reads one paperback mystery a month. Discussions led by Joanne Picard. Free. Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

Theater

“Mr. Fumblebody”: 3 p.m. Created and performed by Lars Vik. A hilarious show for families, combining physical slapstick with vivid audience participation and on-the-spot improvisations. The story follows an ordinary day with Fumblebody at his “Help Agency.” People call his office to get help solving all kind of problems. The audience will pretty soon understand that Fumblebody himself is the one in need of help. $10 to $15. Shea Theater Arts Center, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls.

Art

“Celebrate 275 Years of Pelham”: 4 to 7 p.m. See Sunday’s listing.

Festivals & Fairs

24th Annual Paradise City Arts Festival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

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

Potpourri

Open Hearth Cooking: Tavern Fare: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Tuesday, 9Literary Arts

“Bury the Lead” by Archer Mayor: 7 to 8 p.m. Joe Gunther and the VBI team are investigating a murder and an arson case — both potentially related to an outbreak of ebola. Free. Odyssey, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

Music

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. New York City-based vibraphonist Warren Chiasson 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.

Ayano Kataoka, Percussion: 7:30 p.m. The UMass Department of Music and Dance presents a faculty concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of Kataoka. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. music@music.umass.edu.

Wishbone Zoë, The Leafies You Gave Me and The Countess Zaleska: 7:30 p.m. Local indie and multimedia groups that combine live music, theater and visual arts. $5. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Art

Community Engagement for Artists Workshop: 6 to 8:30 p.m. For artists wanting to create public art/social change art projects with communities. Learn about best practices and art projects. RSVP by phone or email. Free. Jones Library’s Woodbury Room, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-545-2360. aes@acad.umass.edu.

Preschool Art Hour: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Visit the Arcadia Art House and create art projects with your caretaker. If time allows, walk the Art Trail. For families with children ages 3 and up. $5 to $7. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Wednesday, 10Dance

Hip Hop Night with Crazefaze Dance Crew: 7 p.m. Beginner-intermediate hip-hop classes from 7 to 8 for all ages. The event is free; lessons cost $10 for adults or $5 for youth. 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 Latin dance night. $3 cover: $10 dance lesson and cover. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Literary Arts

An Evening with Aatish Taseer: 8 p.m. In his new book, “The Twice-Born: Life and Death on the Ganges,” Taseer embarks on an intoxicating, unsettling personal reckoning with modern India, where ancient customs collide with the contemporary politics of revivalism and revenge. Free. 103 Converse Hall, 100 Boltwood Ave., Amherst. 413-542-7666. ahuot@amherst.edu.

“Conversations with America” Book Presentation: 7 to 8 p.m. Lecture on the divisive challenges facing America and the need to change our national dialogue, with author Randy Bell. Includes group discussion. Free. Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association’s Deerfield Teachers’ Center, 10 Memorial St., Deerfield. 413-774-7476. PVMAOffice@deerfield.history.museum.

“Compass Roads: Poems About the Pioneer Valley”: 7 to 9 p.m. A celebration of poetry about the Pioneer Valley, written by Pioneer Valley poets, edited by Jane Yolen. Free. Poetry Center, Wright Hall, 5 Chapin Drive, Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Dee Michel Reading: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Michel presents his new book “Friends of Dorothy,” which explores the appeal of “The WIzard of Oz” for gay boys and men. Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-4235. roxie@broadsidebooks.com.

Fall Creative Writing Workshops: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Beginners and seasoned writers welcome. 10-week series. $25 to $45 sliding scale weekly. Main Street Writers, 664 Main St., Suite 60, Amherst. 413-221-4652. mainstreetwriters@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.

Max Richter and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. Performing music from “The Blue Notebooks” and his 2010 album “Infra.” $10 to $35. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-545-2511. facbox@umass.edu.

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.

Ruf’s Blues 2018 Caravan Tour: 7 p.m. Featuring guitarists Mike Zito, Ally Venable and Bernard Allison. $18 to $20. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton. 213-924-4901. dougdeutschpr1956@gmail.com.

Shout Lulu: 8 to 10:30 p.m. Acoustic folk and more. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

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

Charalambides, Wet Tuna and Joshua Burkett: 8 p.m. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. 413-773-3290.

Theater

“Johnny Guitar”: 7 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Film

“Two Towns of Jaspar”: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Two filmmakers, one black and one white, who grew up together, co-directed a film about a horrific murder of a black man in their hometown. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 4135871012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Art

Drop-in Art Buffet: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Materials provided. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-527-1031. slevine@ewmlibrary.org.

Pumpkin Painting: Noon to 2 p.m. Part of Barstow’s 10th anniversary festivities. Free. Barstow’s Dairy Store & Bakery, 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley. 413-586-2142. info@barstowslongviewfarm.com.

Potpourri

Fall Nature Photography: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn basic techniques of nature photography in this three-part series. Topics include lighting, composition, depth of field and exposure, plus practice at Arcadia. $35 to $45. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.