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Arts & Culture Calendar: Sept. 13 to Sept. 19, 2018


Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Thursday, 13 Dance

Beginning Ballet: 4 to 5 p.m. Free 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.

Music

The Garcia Project: 8 to 11:30 p.m. Recreating Jerry Garcia Band shows from 1976 to 1995. $20 to $30. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-9960. stonechurchvt@gmail.com.

Jim K: 8 to 10 p.m. Jim Kaminski (Jim K), lead guitarist of FAT in a solo performance singing and playing his own songs. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

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

Zak Trojano: 6:30 p.m. $10 in advance; $13 day of show. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. signaturesoundspresents.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.

Film

“Weed the People” Screening and Discussion: 7 p.m. Cannabis has been off-limits to doctors and researchers in the U.S. for the past 80 years, but recently scientists have discovered its anti-cancer properties. Armed with only these laboratory studies, desperate parents obtain cannabis oil from underground sources to save their children from childhood cancers. “Weed the People” follows these families through uncharted waters as they take their children’s survival into their own hands. Screening part of the Ashfield Film Festival. $6. Town Hall, 412 Main St., Ashfield.

Art

“Promoting Your Art with Social Media”: 7 to 9 p.m. With Kim Carlino, Scott Cuomo and Mary Witt. Moderated by Keith Toffling. $10. Unitarian Universalist Society, 121 North Pleasant St., Amherst. 978-239-7601. amy@amyacrawley.com.

Potpourri

“Breathing Together Art/Spirit/Human”: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In this nurturing series, art, memory and imagination intersect, conspiring together to unpack, heal, reclaim or discover images of the divine. $15 to $40 sliding scale. The Nest at First Churches, 11 Center St., Northampton. 413-348-2385. artandsoul.wm@gmail.com.

Drag Queen Bingo: 8 p.m. Join Jenayah and Liz every second Thursday. No door charge; $1 per game, with prizes. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Colrain Historical Society Presents “The Griswolds”: 7:30 p.m. Presentation by Prentice Crosier on the Griswold family, a major factor in the economic and civic development of the region. Free. Joan McQuade’s barn across from the Pitt House, 7 Main Road, Colrain. 413-624-8818.

Empty Bowls”: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. In observance of Hunger Action Month, have a sundae at The People’s Pint and support the Franklin County Community Meals Program’s meal sites and food pantries. $25 for a Bart’s Ice Cream sundae served in a handmade bowl that you take home. The People’s Pint, 24 Federal St., Greenfield.

Friday, 14Dance

Amherst International Folkdancing: 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 contribution. Various Amherst locations. 413-549-6748. eva@amherstfolkdancing.org.

Music

“Hu: Sound of Soul”: 6 to 7 p.m. Every second Friday. People of all beliefs are welcome. Link to video: bit.ly/2N2zWpl. Free. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. 413-584-5327.

Jill Sobule: 7:30 p.m. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton.

If Not I Than Who Then/I Love You/Dune Hunter/Promise Bird: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. $5 to $10 sliding scale. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-9960. leslie@stonechurchvt.com.

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

Pianist Jiayan Sun: 5 to 6 p.m. Sun opens the JostenLive! season with a reflection on and performance of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata.” Free. Josten Library, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, 144 Green St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Lunar Carnival: 7 to 9 p.m. Lunar Carnival will be performing free-range folk spanning from swing to bluegrass. Vocal harmonies and instrumental improvisation abounds. $6 to $12; free for children. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-863-3221.

One Flight Up: 9:30 p.m. to midnight. In One Flight Up, the number one rule is to make the music their own, whether it be old jazz standards or originals. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

Practice for Community Sing: 5 to 6 p.m. Come learn songs for the big community sing on Sept. 23. Practice led by Mary Witt and Tom Mahnken. Chairs and lyrics provided. Free. Memorial Hall, 240 Main St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

UU Arts Night Out: 7 to 9 p.m. A night of Pioneer Valley folk music with Bobby D and friends. Free. Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main St., Northampton. 413-527-1900. periodyssey1876@gmail.com.

Piano Recital by Chonghyo Shin: 7 p.m. Featuring works by Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin and Debussy. Free. Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center, 53 College St., Amherst.

Murphy’s Blues: 8:30 to 11 p.m. R&B, soul, funk, rock and blues. For ages 21 and up. $10. The HIVE in the Hannah Grimes Center, 25 Roxbury St., Keene, N.H.

Letting Go Kirtan: 7:30 p.m. Let the music relax your mind and soothe your heart. With Libby Volckening (harmonium/vox), James Robinson (guitar/vox), Thomas Matherly (bass) and Amanda Turk (percussion). ​$15 suggested donation. Green River Yoga & Movement, 158 Main St., second floor, Greenfield.

Theater

“Our Town”: 7 p.m. The quintessential New England play “Our Town” is coming to the quintessential New England Town Hall. $12 for night shows; $6 for the matinee. Shelburne Falls Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9413. shelburnejackieb@gmail.com.

“Into the Woods”: 7:30 p.m. Fairytale characters lives are changed by a witch’s curse as they travel into the woods. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. $12. Granite Valley Middle School, 21 Thompson St., Monson. Advance tickets available at 413-668-7284 or at Monson Parks and Recreation, 110 Main St., Monson.

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

Film

“Donut Dollies” Screening and Panel Discussion: 7 p.m. At the height of the Vietnam War, two best friends flew into a combat zone wearing powder blue dresses to find out what was going on and to help young soldiers navigate the conflict. They were Red Cross Donut Dollies. Forty-seven years later, they reunite in Vietnam to retrace their steps, explore why they went, unlock buried memories and share their stories for the first time. With filmmaker Norm Anderson and his mother, Dorset Hoogland Anderson, an original Donut Dolly. Part of the Ashfield Film Festival. $6. Town Hall, 412 Main St., Ashfield.

Art

Trunk Show with Hallie’s Comet: 5 to 8 p.m. Pinch is thrilled to host Christina Giebner of Hallie’s Comet for a trunk show during Arts Night Out. Discover a treasure trove of beautiful jewelry. Free. Pinch, 179 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-4509. info@pinchgoods.com.

Free Second Friday: 4 to 8 p.m. Hands-on art making for all ages, inspired by Lázlo Moholy-Nagy’s K.I. “Open Eyes,” a guided conversation exploring art in the museum, at 6. Free. Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2760. scmagen@smith.edu.

Potpourri

“Historical Footnotes: Dancing Through Northampton’s History”: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Historic Northampton and A.P.E.@ Hawley Street present a performance of dance, films, music and visual art linked to Northampton’s rich history. $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Northampton Community Arts Trust, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-587-3062. lisathompson@apearts.org.

“Holy Grounds: Friday Coffee Klatsch”: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The latest podcast of the radio program “On Being” (spiritual and cultural issues) will inspire important conversation and response. $10 to $25 sliding scale. The Nest at First Churches, 11 Center St., Northampton. 413-348-2385. artandsoul.wm@gmail.com.

Saturday, 15Dance

“Body and Earth”: Restoring Easeful Movement Workshop: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. An opportunity to work with perception and movement to foster changes in coordination that evoke easeful, natural movement. With Caryn McHose and Andrea Olsen. $40 to $65. Northampton Community Arts Trust, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 802-989-3035. olsen@middlebury.edu.

Greenfield Greendance: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Freestyle boogie. No shoes, no alcohol, no rules. Is this your first time? 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.

Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club: 7 to 11 p.m. Live music by Rachel and Western Partners. Refreshments served. $8 to $10. ELMM Community Center, 21 Durkee St., Winchester, N.H. 603-357-0794.

Literary Arts

Book Signing: 2 to 3 p.m. “Nipper the Zipper and Howdy Tattoo,” by local author Marian Kelner and local illustrator Nancy B. Baker. World Eye Bookshop, 134 Main St., Greenfield. 413-772-2186.

Music

The O-Tones: 7 p.m. Hot New England swing and Motown band with lots of soul. $12 in advance; $16 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

AEIOUkes: 10 a.m. to noon. 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.

BJ Korona: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Easthampton’s own playing his classic rock. Free. Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-977-1538. art@susannawhite.com.

Brattleboro Pub Sing: 3 to 5 p.m. Pub songs, work songs, sea shanties, traditional, etc. Led by Tony Barrand and Amanda Witman. Free. McNeill’s Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro, Vt. brattleboropubsing@gmail.com.

Flathead Rodeo: 7:30 to 9 p.m. The Pioneer Valley’s premier rockabilly and roots band. Free. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. flatheadrodeoband@gmail.com.

Eddie Japan: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. With food trucks. Wine by the glass. Bring your lawn chair. Picnics welcome. No outside alcohol. $15. Glendale Ridge Vineyard, 155 Glendale Road, Southampton. 413-527-0164. mary@glendaleridgevineyard.com.

Emma’s Revolution: 7:30 to 10 p.m. $25 to $30 sliding scale. Mount Toby Friends Meeting, 194 Long Plain Road (Route 63), Leverett. 413-336-2589. diacrowe@yahoo.com. mttobyconcerts.wordpress.com.

James Keyes: 6 to 8 p.m. Somewhere between the throaty junkyard stomp of Tom Waits and the wild mercurial ramblings of Dylan. Free. Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-268-7757. hilaryemersonlay@gmail.com. jameskeyes.com.

Easthampton Irish Fest: 5 to 10 p.m. Winifred Horan, John Williams, The Gaslight Tinkers, Irish dancers, pipers and a late night session at New City Brewery. Free. Millside Park, 2 Ferry St., Easthampton. 413-559-7752. cassandraholden@gmail.com.

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

Ukulele-in-a-Day Workshop: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A one-day quick-start workshop for beginners. Taught by Lisa McCormick. Learn how to tune, how to strum, proper positioning, easy chords and how to make smooth chord transitions. Ukuleles available to rent for the day or purchase. Take-home handbook included. $125. Family discounts available. Brattleboro Music Center, 79 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro, Vt. bit.ly/UkeDay.

Zydeco Connection: 7 to 10 p.m. Outdoor concert. Small dance space. Enjoy the sounds of southwest Louisiana. Berkshire Pizzeria, 72 Main St., Charlemont. 413-337-5501. berkshirepizzeria.com.

The Definite Maybes: 7 to 9 p.m. Blues, class rock. Part of the Tool Town Live concert series. Free. Refreshments including hot dogs, popcorn, soft drinks and dessert bars will be on sale. Fish Park, near 200 Union St., Athol. Moves to Memorial Hall, 584 Main St. in Athol, in the event of rain.

Reggie Harris: 7:30 p.m. Spirituals, folk, gospel and rock. A benefit for Playing for Change Foundation. $10 to $25 sliding scale; free for children ages 12 and under. 1794 Meetinghouse, 26 South Main St., New Salem. 1794meetinghouse.org.

Etienne Charles and Creole Soul: 8 p.m. Playing Calypso and other forms of rhythmically charged Caribbean jazz. $15 to $20. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Unit 222, Brattleboro, Vt.

The Shadow Twisters: 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Classic ’60s and ’70s rock ’n’ roll. Free. Deja Brew Café & Pub, 57 Lockes Village Road, Wendell.

Theater

Gypsy Layne Cabaret & Co.: 8:30 p.m. Co-ed burlesque troupe blends playful sexiness, comedy, song and dance in an unabashed celebration of inclusivity and body-positivity. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

“Our Town”: 7 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“Women of a Certain Age”: 7:30 p.m. Richard Nelson’s play invites you to spend an evening around the kitchen table with the Gabriel family of Rhinebeck, N.Y. The third part of Nelson’s trilogy, but stands on its own. $8. Corner of Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. 877-666-1855. Atplayhouse.org.

“Into the Woods”: 7:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

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

Comedy

“Comedy Cause We Care”: 8 to 10 p.m. Starring Donnell Rawlings. Second annual fundraiser presented by Comedy as a Weapon. $25 to $30. The Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. comedyasaweapon@gmail.com.

Happier Valley Comedy Presents “Not In Charge”: 7 to 9 p.m. High-energy improv show. $13. Happier Valley Comedy Theater, 1 Mill Valley Road, Hadley. info@happiervalley.com.

Happier FAMILY Comedy Show: 3 to 4 p.m. Get your family-friendly funnies in this interactive, high-energy improv comedy show on the third Saturday of every month. $5 to $10. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. scott@happiervalley.com.

Film

Ashfield Film Festival: 7 p.m. Short film screenings and awards. $6. Town Hall, 412 Main St., Ashfield.

Art

Paper Marbling: 10:30 a.m. to noon. With Sheila Damkoehler. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls.

Festivals & Fairs

Honey Festival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about the honeybees and honey, tour the wetland open space, taste mead by Artisan Beverage Cooperative, and honey ice cream by Flayvors. Free. Warm Colors Apiary, 2 South Mill River Road, South Deerfield. 413-665-4513. bconlon2@verizon.net.

Potpourri

“Historical Footnotes: Dancing Through Northampton’s History”: 7 to 9:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Pioneer Valley Roller Derby 12th Season Closer: 4 to 7 p.m. A doubleheader featuring the Dirty Dozen and the Quabbin Missile Crisis. $5 to 10; free for children ages 6 and under. The Bunker, 296 Nonotuck St., Florence. pvrd.prcoordinator@gmail.com.

Open Hearth Cooking: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet the workhorse of the colonial kitchen: the pumpkin. Hearth cooks will be making a variety of dishes with heirloom pumpkins. Visitor Center at Hall Tavern, Old Main Street, Deerfield.

“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.

Sunday, 16Literary Arts

Gallery of Readers Series: 4 to 5:30 p.m. The Gallery of Readers Series presents Kathleen Shewman and Gail Thomas reading from their recent work. Free. Seelye Hall 106, Smith College, Northampton. 413-584-7080. caroledelstein@galleryofreaders.org.

Open Mic Poetry Jam: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Put your name in the hat. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls.

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.

BARISHI, Hepatagua and Atonement: 9 p.m. to midnight. $5 to $7. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-9960. leslie@stonechurchvt.com.

Irish Music Night in the Wheelhouse: 7 to 10 p.m. Every third Sunday. (Not an open session for performers.) Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Old Country Road: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Vintage country music and bluegrass. $10; free for students. North Hall, 40 Searle Road, Huntington. 413-667-5543.

Riverside Turns 50 Celebration Concert: Noon to 4 p.m. Celebrate Riverside Industries’ 50th Anniversary with Stompbox Trio, the Young@Heart Chorus and FAT. Free. Millside Park, 2 Ferry St., Easthampton. 413-559-7752. cassandraholden@gmail.com.

“Rotunda Rhythms: Raise Your Voice with Singing”: 2 to 3 p.m. From musical theater, cabaret and singing comedy, this group delivers a diverse selection of solo songs and quartets great for the entire family. Free. Central Library, 220 State St., Springfield. 413-263-6828, ext. 221. mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org.

Adaskin String Trio and Violist Anthony Berner: 3 p.m. Performances of the Mozart G Minor Quintet, the Brahms B flat Sextet and a raucous duo by Villa Lobos. Free. Sweeney Concert Hall in Sage Hall, 144 Green St., Northampton. artsinfo@smith.edu.

Casting Crowns: 7:30 p.m. Award-winning contemporary Christian rock band. $29; Big E admission included. Big E Xfinity Arena, 1305 Memorial Ave., Springfield. TheBigE.com.

Jonathan Biss: 4 p.m. World-renowned pianist in a benefit concert for the Marlboro Town Library. $30 to $50. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro, Vt. bmcvt.org.

Gaelynn Lea: 4 p.m. Lea plays fiddle and sings from her wheelchair, using a looping pedal to create layers of sound. $15. Antenna Cloud Farm, 25 Green Hill Road, Gill.

Theater

“Our Town”: 2 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

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

Film

“Absent”: 2 to 3:30 p.m. “Absent” is a cinematic portrait of the ghost village of Mărculeşti, its current inhabitants and their complex relationship with history. $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. You do not have to be an artist to make something amazing! $45, includes supplies. New Story Studios, 27 East Main St., Millers Falls. whirldzart@gmail.com.

Monday, 17Literary Arts

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.

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: 7 to 8 p.m. New York-based singer, songwriter and jazz artist Nicole Zuraitis. $10 to $15. Gaylord Memorial Library, 47 College St., South Hadley. 413-250-3540. anzfam4@gmail.com.

UMass Faculty Concert: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Gregory Spiridopoulos, trombone, and Nikki Stoia, piano. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Film

“Blackout in Puerto Rico” Documentary and Discussion: 6:15 to 8 p.m. A meteorologist will talk about what conditions cause hurricanes and lead a Q&A session. Free. Springfield City Library — Sixteen Acres Branch, 1187 Parker St., Springfield. 413-263-6858. rwilson@springfieldlibrary.org.

“Evolution of Organic”: 7 p.m. One-time screening, with director Mark Kitchell. Film tells the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement — a motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers’ sons and daughters who rejected chemical farming and set out to explore organic alternatives. $9.75 to $10.75. Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst. amherstcinema.org.

Potpourri

Edible Plants with Blanche Cybele Derby: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free, drop-in slideshow by local author and illustrator Cybele Derby, who will talk about how some common fall weeds can be used as food. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-527-1031, ext. 12. slevine@ewmlibrary.org.

Tuesday, 18Literary Arts

Third Tuesday Word: 7 p.m. Open mic at 7:15, featured writers at 8:30. $1 to $5 sliding scale. 9 Mill St., Greenfield.

Music

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. New York City-based vocalist Jay Clayton 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 p.m. An intimate evening of singer-songwriters, hosted by Lexi Weege. Featuring Izzy Heltai, Carolyn Walker, Ursula Elms and Lexi Weege. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Tomutonttu/Erin Arn/Obliquity: 8 p.m. For ages 18 and up. $7 to $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellarbar.com.

Contact Kirtan: 8 p.m. A combination of kirtan and contact improv dance jam. With Libby Volckening (harmonium/vox) and James Robinson (guitar/vox), Thomas Matherly (bass) and Amanda Turk (percussion). $10 to $30 sliding scale. The Barn at Montague Retreat Center, 177 Ripley Road, Montague.

Potpourri

Observe Yom Kippur in Amherst: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Spend a day of prayer, reflection and repentance with Chabad Nation to observe the solemn Yom Kippur holiday, followed by a meal to end the fast. Free. Chabad Nation of Amherst/Rohr Center for Jewish Life, 194 Amity St., Amherst. 413-835-0085. tikvahchava@gmail.com.

September Burger Night: 5 to 8 p.m. Food, local flavor, live music and a free walking farm tour at 7:45. Bring your own beverage. Burgers range from $8 to $12. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley. 413-586-2142. info@barstowslongviewfarm.com.

Tuesday Market Summer Chef Series: 5 to 6 p.m. Each week, a talented local chef will prepare a dish using ingredients from the farmers market and offer samples. Free. 1 Kirkland Ave., Northampton. 413-320-4799, ext. 105. niki@growfoodnorthampton.com.

Wednesday, 19Dance

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. Free every first and third Wednesday. 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 over 10 weeks. Beginners and seasoned writers welcome. $25 to $45, weekly sliding scale. Main Street Writers, 664 Main St., Suite 60, Amherst. 413-221-4652. mainstreetwriters@gmail.com.

Music

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.

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

Talib Kweli with The Problemaddicts, LS Camp, DJ Rec: 8 p.m. One of the world’s most talented and accomplished hip-hop artists, he got his start as one half of Black Star with Mos Def. $30 in advance; $40 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

UMass Guest Artist Concert: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Ava Ordman, trombone. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Wednesday Tunes Series: Taylor Hildack: 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670.

William Fitzsimmons: 7 p.m. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton.

Theater

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

Potpourri

Observe Yom Kippur in Amherst: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. See Tuesday’s listing.