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Arts & Culture Calendar: Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, 2018


Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Thursday, 27 Dance

Beginning Ballet: 4 to 5 p.m. Trial 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 Real Witches of New England” Book Launch Celebration: 7 to 9 p.m. Ellen Evert Hopman reads from her new book “The Real Witches of New England.” Free. AwenTree, 102 Cottage St., Easthampton. 413-527-3331. www.awentree.com.

Visiting Writers Hosts Christine Schutt: 8 to 10 p.m. Schutt has written three novels, including “All Souls,” a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and has twice won the O. Henry short story award. Free. Great Hall, Old Chapel, 144 Hicks Way, UMass Amherst. 413-545-0643. bmcglynn@english.umass.edu.

Music

Angelica Sanchez Nonet: 8 p.m. Innovative, avant-garde pianist-composer Sanchez helms a nine-piece ensemble comprising some of today’s most inventive instrumentalists. Part of the UMass Fine Arts Center’s Jazz Flight. $7 to $15. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, UMass Amherst. 413- 545- 2511. facbox@umass.edu.

Covers for a Cause Presents: The Kinks: 7:30 p.m. Local bands pay tribute to The Kinks and raise money for Stone Soup Cafe. Lineup includes: The frost heaves and hales, Stuttering Pigs and Steve Koziol. $5 to $50 suggested donation. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Evelyn Harris and Marcia Gomes: 6:30 p.m. Jazz vocalists Harris and Gomes perform in a fundraising concert for Syrian women and children. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Treehouse at Easthampton Meadow, 1 Treehouse Circle, Easthampton. 857-919-4045. jmatias.treehouse@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.

The Thursday Experiment: 7:30 p.m. A monthly series showcasing premiere practitioners of improvisation and experimental music, curated by now Holyoke resident, Bonnie Kane. $5 to $10 suggested donation. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

WMSC One-Year Anniversary and Open Mic: 7 to 10 p.m. Nadim’s, 1390 Main St., Springfield. sparkieallison@charter.net.

Theater

New Play Reading Series: “Bear Hug” by Siobhan McManamon: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Callie and Diana come from two wildly different worlds, but that doesn’t stop them from falling in love. Free. Theatre 100, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, 122 Green St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Real Live Theatre Presents “She Kills Monsters”: 8 to 9:30 p.m. A funny, irreverent, gory, sexy and touching journey into the world of D&D and the fraught relationship between two sisters. $10 to $25. First Congregational Church, 429 Main St., Ashfield. reallivetheatre@gmail.com.

“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.

Art

“Creating From the Center — A Mandala Creating Workshop”: 6 to 9 p.m. Artist Peg Considine leads this mandala workshop as an art technique accessible to all. Art experience is not necessary. $65; pays for the three-hour workshop and all materials. #LOCAL Art Gallery, 40 Cottage St., Easthampton. 413-203-5781. elizabeth@ciderhousedesign.com.

Paint & Sip Fundraiser for Porchlight VNA: 5 to 7 p.m. $37. Porchlight VNA, 2024 Westover Road, Chicopee. 413-205-8346. mliglesias@ymail.com. www.berkshirepaintandsip.com.

Artist Talk with Fafnir Adamites: 7 p.m. Turners Falls artist uses papermaking and other traditional craft processes to create sculptural works that act as monuments and reminders of trauma, intuition and the legacy of emotional turmoil inherited from past generations. She will talk about her recent work, the motivations behind her pieces and the importance of embedding meaning in the materials she chooses. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls.

“Re-Presenting Nonotuck: The Landscape Paintings of Orra Hitchcock and Dave Gloman”: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Biocitizen’s Kurt Heidinger and Amherst College’s Dave Gloman discuss how landscape painting creates and sustains bioregional awareness. Free. Frost Library Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Amherst College, 61 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst. 413-320-0522. info@biocitizen.org.

Potpourri

Graphic Novel Making: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Unleash your creativity, draw your own characters and make them come to life in stories. Materials provided. Sign up in advance. For all ages. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

Friday, 28 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 www.amherstfolkdancing.org for location. $3 to $10 sliding scale contribution. Various Amherst locations. 413-549-6748. eva@amherstfolkdancing.org.

Tap Dancing Performance by Liberty Styles: 7 to 8:30 p.m. The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought presents a performance by Styles, a vocalist/percussive tapper, who will also lead a Sunday workshop. $5. STUDIO4, 25 Main St., Suite 444, Northampton. 413-695-1799. jenscdt@gmail.com.

Butterfly Swing Band Performance and Dance Instruction: 7 p.m. Lessons from 7 to 8, dancing from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Primarily 1920s and ’30s music with a classic swing groove. With East Coast and Lindy Hop instructors. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Music

Blackjack Crossing CD Release Party with Grain Thief: 8 to 11 p.m. $8 tp $10. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-9960. leslie@stonechurchvt.com.

Bluegrass and Beyond Session: 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Local musicians get together to sing and play bluegrass and more. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

Gretchen & The Pickpockets with Lexi Weege and The Wondertwins: 8 p.m. $10. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. cait@gatewaycityarts.com.

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

Johnny Memphis Band with Frank Manzi and Lonesome Brothers: 8 to 11 p.m. Free. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. johnnymemphis@comcast.net.

Brooklyn Rider and Magos Herrera: 8 p.m. Rider offers eclectic repertoire in gripping performances that draw rave reviews from classical, world and rock critics alike. Herrera is regarded as one of the most active vocalists in the contemporary Latin American jazz scene. $10 to $18. Arms Music Center, 53 College St., North Amherst. 413-542-2195. concerts@amherst.edu.

Mohawk Trail Concerts — Duo Mundo: Noon to 1 p.m. Rebecca Hartka, cello, and Jose Lezcano, guitar, playing Bandolim, Lezcano, Piazzolla and Gnattali. Donations accepted. The Arms Library, corner of Bridge and Main streets, Shelburne. 413-625-9511. info@mohawktrailconcerts.org.

Amir ElSaffar & Two Rivers Ensemble: 8 p.m. Part of the UMass Fine Arts Center Jazz Flight. $10 to $25. Bowker, 100 Holdsworth Way, UMass Amherst. 413-545-2511. facweb@acad.umass.edu.

Theater

Northampton Playwrights Lab Presents “Play by Play”: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Third festival of readings of new plays performed by local professional actors. $10 suggested donation. Northampton Community Arts Trust, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. pioneervalleytheatre@gmail.com.

Real Live Theatre Presents “She Kills Monsters”: 8 to 9:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“7 Songs of the Refugee”: 8 p.m. Created and performed by Geddy Aniksdal. Directed by Tor Arne Ursin. In ninth-century China, hermit and poet Tu has fallen from a prestigious position of high office at the emperor’s court. Now he is a refugee, living on the few herbs he can find under the snow. In a flashback, he remembers the bloody battles he fought as a soldier on the front. $20 to $25. Double Edge Theatre, 948 Conway Road, Ashfield. doubleedgetheatre.org/tickets.

“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.

“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.

Comedy

“Mix Tape: Where Improv Meets Standup”: 7 to 10 p.m. Comedians will perform their best material, which is then used as inspiration for a team of improvisers to create a hilarious scene. $15. 121 Club, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. katiearroyocomedy@gmail.com.

Film

“Big Night”: 7 p.m. Preceded by live music by Dave Boatright. $4 to $6. Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-231-2211. mrnim@aol.com.

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.

“Museums Are Not Neutral” with Emily Potter-Ndiaye: Noon to 1 p.m. A hands-on gallery workshop. No experience in the arts necessary. Free. Mead Art Museum, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst.

Potpourri

Jewish Community Family Apple Picking: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Celebrate the Harvest Holiday of Sukkot and welcome the Jewish day of rest, Shabbat, with freshly picked apples. Free. Clarkdale Fruit Farms, 303 Upper Road, Deerfield. RSchneider@JewishWesternMass.org.

The Witches Ride: 10 a.m. to noon. Dress like a witch and bring your decorated bicycle to ride. Witches will toss candy to children and their families. Free for children; $20 to enter The Witches Ride. The Center at Colony Mill, 149 Emerald St., Keene, N.H. 603-903-1800.

Open Sew: 5 to 9 p.m. Bring your machine, your basic sewing supplies and your project of choice. $10. Big Top Quilts, 62 Briggs St., Easthampton. 413-230-0771. audrey@bigtopquilts.com.

“Escape PVRS”: Work together with a team of 3 to 8 players to “graduate” from Pioneer through problem solving, logic and luck. Time is limited to one hour to complete all the challenges. For ages 5 and up. $10, with proceeds supporting Pioneer’s band and chorus. Sign up for a time slot at: bit.ly/2O57N0C. Pioneer Valley Regional School, 97 F. Sumner Turner Drive, Northfield.

Wine Tasting: 6 to 8 p.m. Featuring over 100 wines both international and domestic. Also hors d’oeuvres, live jazz, a silent auction and raffle to benefit Forbes Library. $30. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012.

Saturday, 29 Dance

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

Tap Dancing Workshop with Liberty Styles: 7 to 8:30 p.m. The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought presents a workshop with Styles, a vocalist/percussive tapper, following her Friday performance. $20 to $25. STUDIO4, 25 Main St., Suite 444, Northampton. 413-695-1799. jenscdt@gmail.com.

Square Dance: 7 to 10 p.m. With music by the Falltown String Band and refreshments. $5 suggested donation; free for children. Town Hall, 16 West Leyden Road, Leyden.

Literary Arts

The Author Fair: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Meet recently published authors and enjoy their works in this showcase of local talent and achievement. Free. Springfield City Library — Central Library, 220 State St., Springfield. 413-263-6828, ext. 221. mjaquith@springfieldlibrary.org.

Book Launch with Gerald McFarland: 3 to 4:30 p.m. McFarland reads from and discusses his newest book, “T.T. Mann, Ace Detective,” just published by Levellers Press. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-259-3223. ryanj@joneslibrary.org.

Reading with Joan Livingston: 4 p.m. Livingston will read from her new mystery, “Redneck’s Revenge.” Free. Worthington Library, 1 Huntington Road, Worthington. 413-238-5565.

Book Talk with Ellen Wittlinger: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Focusing on her newest book, “Someone Else’s Shoes.” Free. Meekins Library, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg. 413-268-7472. kkrol@cwmars.org.

Book Swap: 10 to 11 a.m. Bring books in order to get books. Refreshments provided. Greenfield Savings Bank, 282 Avenue A, Turners Falls.

Music

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.

BluGroove: 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Blues instrumentals. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 Third St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866. voobooking@gmail.com.

Boxcar Lilies with Katie Clarke & Larry LeBlanc: 8 to 10 p.m. $10. The Bookmill, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. ctesongs@gmail.com.

Dee Dee Bridgewater and Memphis Soulphony: 8 p.m. 2017 NEA Jazz Master, three-time Grammy and Tony award winner Dee Dee Bridgewater brings her nine-piece band for a night of Memphis blues, R&B and soul. $10 to $40. Part of the UMass Fine Arts Center’s Jazz Flight. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, UMass Amherst. 413- 545- 2511. facbox@umass.edu.

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

Ray Mason: 6 to 8 p.m. A staple of the Pioneer Valley music scene, Mason and his road-worn 1965 Silvertone guitar have been tirelessly touring since 1982. Free. Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-268-7757. hilaryemersonlay@gmail.com.

Sisters in Song: 7 to 11 p.m. Songwriters Phoebe Legere, Heather Pierson and Carrie Ferguson bring their eclectic three-woman show to Luthier’s Co-op. Free. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. 413-584-1394. walkingsongs@yahoo.com.

“Wild Heart – A Tribute to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac”: 5 to 7 p.m. 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.

Mozambican Funk with Kina Zoré: 8 to 11 p.m. African dance party. Energetic, joy-filled funk from Mozambique via Boston. $10 to $12; free for Mozambicans and children under 12. New City Brewery, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-687-5584. edo@laudable.productions.

Träd Gräs och Stenar and Endloss Boogie: 8 to 11 p.m. For ages 21 and up. $15. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellarbar.com.

Theater

Northampton Playwrights Lab Presents “Play by Play”: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Real Live Theatre Presents “She Kills Monsters”: 8 to 9:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“7 Songs of the Refugee”: 8 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

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

“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.

Film

“Big Night”: 7 p.m. Preceded by live music by Jim Eagan. See Friday’s listing.

Art

Stoneware Pottery with Mark Shapiro: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Included with general admission. Historic Deerfield, Old Main Street, Deerfield.

Origami: 1 to 2 p.m. With Mike Naughton. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls.

Festivals & Fairs

Fall Craft Fair at Laurel Park: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Browse the work of many artisans while enjoying free coffee, tea and snacks. Normal Hall, Laurel Park, North King Street, Northampton. 978-602-7108. elizabeth.nett@yahoo.com.

56th Annual Harvest Festival: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes a bake sale, an arts and crafts table, flowers and fresh produce, and attic treasures of all kinds. A 10-foot kayak, paddle and life jacket will be raffled off. Children can enjoy a story, pumpkin craft and free pumpkin cookies. Luncheon of chicken with biscuits, soups, sandwiches and desserts from 11 to 1. Organized by the fellowship group of the First Baptist Church. E.J. Bullock Building, 7012 Main St., Readsboro, Vt. 413-424-5446.

Conway Festival of the Hills Bake Sale, Turkey Dinner: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. bake sale in the Town Center; turkey dinner servings at 5 and 6:30 p.m. at Conway Grammar School, 24 Fournier Road, Conway. Call 413-369-4936 for dinner reservations.

Trolleyfest: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ride Trolley No. 10, the pump car and the caboose. Plus a railroad paraphernalia tag sale and raffle, old time music by the Whistlestop Players, trolley-era re-enactors, cider pressing and butter making demonstrations, hands-on weaving and readings of “The Little Yellow Trolley Car.” $2 to $4. Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, 14 Depot St., Shelburne Falls. sftm.org.

North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 100 booths feature regional artists, farmers, community organizations and healing arts. Garlic games abound, including the famous raw garlic-eating contest. Bring your own water bottle for provided drinking water. Rain or shine. $5 per day or $8 for a weekend pass; free for children ages 12 and under. Forster’s Farm, 60 Chestnut Hill Road, Orange. garlicandarts.org.

Potpourri

Third Annual Ride the Dragon Event: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Watch teams compete in tug-of-wars in dragon boats. Music, food vendors, children’s activities and lunch hour rides in dragon boats. Rain or shine. Free. Nashawannuck Pond, 50 Payson Ave., Easthampton. 413-584-7859. duffymorris@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.

Mardi Gras Gala: 5 to 10 p.m. Berkshire Hills Music Academy’s 2018 fall fundraiser will include a cocktail hour, dinner, live performances, DJ, dancing, raffle and silent auction. $85. Berkshire Hills Music Academy, 48 Woodbridge St., South Hadley. 413-540-9720. janz@berkshirehills.org.

“Undisclosed Holyoke: Secrets and Stories of the Valley”: 4 p.m. GCA, Radioplasma and Holyoke Media bring an interactive and community-based event that explores Holyoke’s history, stories and voices Free. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. cait@gatewaycityarts.com.

“Rocket Into Scouting” Launch Day: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Capture the excitement as Boy Scouts, their friends and families learn about rocket science and conduct their own rocket launches. Turners Falls Municipal Airport, 10 Aviation Way, Turners Falls.

“Escape PVRS”: See Friday’s listing.

Community Appreciation Breakfast: 9 to 11 a.m. With pancakes, fresh maple syrup, frittata, meat and vegan bacon, fresh fruit and yogurt. Free. Amherst Survival Center, 138 Sunderland Road, Amherst.

“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: 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.

Tinsmithing with Bill McMillen: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Included with general admission. Historic Deerfield, Old Main Street, Deerfield.

Sunday, 30 Literary Arts

Leslea Newman Reads Poems from “Lovely”: 10 a.m. to noon. Newman reads from her new book, “Lovely,” eclectic poems with wisdom and insight from childhood to “a woman of a certain age.” $5 suggested donation. Congregation Sons of Zion, 378 Maple St., Holyoke. 413-534-3369. Office@sonsofzionholyoke.org.

Miriam Felton-Dansky and Nicola Giardina: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Felton-Dansky and Giardina present their new books, each dealing with the relation between art and audience. Free. Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-4235. roxie@broadsidebooks.com.

Rotation Book Exhibit: Noon to 2 p.m. The Rotation Book Project is a year-long collaboration involving 12 creative individuals working on 12 pages each in 12 different books. LOOT, 62 Avenue A, Turners Falls.

Music

First Annual Arcadia Folk Festival: Noon. With Darlingside, Birds of Chicago, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, The Nields and more. $32.50. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-341-3317. flora@signaturesounds.com.

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.

William Hite: 4 p.m. The UMass Department of Music and Dance presents Hite, tenor, and Jeewon Park, piano, performing Schubert’s “Die schöne Müllerin.” Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. music@music.umass.edu.

Youssoupha Sidibe: 3 to 5 p.m. $2 to $12. Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, 130 River Drive, Hadley. pphmuseumassistant@gmail.com.

The Beach Boys: 7:30 p.m. $29. The Big E, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield. thebige.com.

Theater

Page to Stage Sukkot Musical Puppet Show: 10:30 to 11 a.m. A musical puppet show where books come to life, based on the book “Tamar’s Sukkah.” Geared toward 3- to 5-year-olds. Free. Abundance Farm, 253 Prospect St., Northampton. efrank@landergrinspoon.org.

Northampton Playwrights Lab Presents “Play by Play”: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Real Live Theatre Presents “She Kills Monsters”: 4 to 5:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“Mr. Fumblebody”: 1 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. $8 to $15. Double Edge Theatre, 948 Conway Road, Ashfield. doubleedgetheatre.org/tickets.

“Johnny Guitar”: 2 and 7 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“Delectable Durang: A Collection of Six Unruly Comedies”: 2 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Festivals & Fairs

Conway Festival of the Hills: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Includes live music, a craft fair, blacksmithing, weaving, food vendors, the famed log splitting contest, skillet toss, freshly pressed cider and fried dough with maple cream. Free children’s activities include a scavenger hunt, fortune teller, corn hole, ladder ball and other games. Parade at 1. Rain or shine. Free. Town Field in Conway Center. www.festivalofthehills.com.

North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Potpourri

“Art for the Bridge of Flowers” Silent Auction and Gala: 3 to 5 p.m. With music by Einstein’s Little Homunculus. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Unit 9, Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. salmonfalls@megaplanet.com. www.SalmonFallsGallery.com.

Nature Play and Learning Spaces Garden Work Day: 1 to 3 p.m. The Hitchcock Center is expanding its nature play area. Bring tools and gloves if you have them. Register at hitchcockcenter.org. Free. Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St., Amherst. 413-256-6006. info@hitchcockcenter.org.

Pups and Pints: Noon to 6 p.m. A family and dog-friendly fundraiser that has activities and games that you and your dog can participate in, local vendors and samplings of alcohol. $10 to $25; free for children under 5. Hadley Young Men’s Club, 138 East St., Hadley. 413-835-5747. jaclynlamacchia@gmail.com.

Blessing of the Animals: 10 to 11 a.m. Free. First Congregational Church of Southampton, 212 College Highway, Southampton. 413-527-1173. churchoffice@shcong.org.

11th Annual Domino Toppling Extravaganza: 5:30 p.m. Audience members will have a chance to guess how many dominoes make up the course created by Nathan Heck, Lily Hevesh, Shane O’Brien and Chris Wright in over 24 hours, filling the floor of the museum’s Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason Gallery. Whoever comes the closest gets to start the entire chain reaction. The toppling will last about five minutes. $3 to $5; free for children ages 8 and under. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, Vt.

“The Doctor is In! Early 19th-Century Medical Practices with Dr. Jack Richman”: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Included with general admission. Historic Deerfield, Old Main Street, Deerfield.

Monday, 1 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

Soul Centered Writing: 5 to 6:30 p.m. A deeper writing process for soul expression. Admission by donation. Doors of Light, 91 Long Hill Road, Leverett. 413-687-7748. insacredlife@yahoo.com.

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. Free. Registration required. The Rinnova Gallery, 105 Elm St., Westfield. 413-545-2360. aes@acad.umass.edu.

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.

Potpourri

“The Way of Incense”: Koh-do by Shoyeido Incense Company: 6:30 p.m. Participants in the Japanese Koh-do (incense ceremony) calm the mind, learn to listen to incense and “communicate with the transcendent.” $10 to 20. Old Chapel, 144 Hicks Way, UMass Amherst. 413-545-2511. facbox@umass.edu.

Tuesday, 2 Literary Arts

Reading with Elliot Ackerman: 7 to 8 p.m. Ackerman’s “Waiting for Eden” traces the intersection of three star-crossed lives. Free. Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

Straw Dog Writers Guild: Open Mic and Featured Author Jendi Reiter: 7 to 9 p.m. Free. The Basement, 21 Center St., Northampton. 413-320-1848. jbreiter@aol.com.

Music

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tenor saxophonist legend Houston Person will be guest soloist with the Green Street Trio, followed by an open jazz jam session. Shows at 7:30 and 9. $5. City Sports Grille, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton. paulphiliparslanian@gmail.com.

Theater

“Granny D: The Power of One”: 2 to 4 p.m. Dixie Tymitz, a professional actress, singer and storyteller, plays the character of Granny D in an informative re-enactment. Free. Redfern Arts Center, 90 Wyman Way, Keene, N.H. 603-715-8197. doreen@opendemocracy.me.

UMass Theater Kick-Off Celebration: 5:30 p.m. Get excerpts from upcoming shows and a glimpse backstage, and meet some of the department’s main players. Reception in Fine Arts Center lobby to follow. Free. Rand Theater, 151 Presidents Drive, UMass Amherst.

Film

“Sleep”: 6 p.m. to midnight. A screening of Andy Warhol’s 1963 durational film, “Sleep.” Projected on 16 mm film, with a duration of four hours and 45 minutes. Free. Mead Art Museum, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst. 413-542-5342. jguilford@amherst.edu.

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

Art

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

Potpourri

Morning Canal Walk: 10 to 11:30 a.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Wednesday, 3 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

Cheryl Suchors Reading: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Suchors reads from her new memoir “48 Peaks: Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains.” 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. Ten-week series. $25 to 45 weekly sliding scale. Main Street Writers, 664 Main St., Suite 60, Amherst. 413-221-4652. mainstreetwriters@gmail.com.

Keith O’Brien Reading: 7 to 8 p.m. Like “Hidden Figures,” O’Brien’s “Fly Girls” celebrates a little-known slice of history in which trail-blazing women braved all obstacles to achieve greatness. Free. Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley. 413-534-7307. web@odysseybks.com.

Music

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.

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.

Little Ukes: 9 to 9:45 a.m. For children ages 3 to 5 who have outgrown the mixed age classes, but are still too young for private lessons. Children learn to sing and play familiar folk songs on the ukulele. They learn one or two chords, how to keep a steady rhythm, and how to listen and play along. $105 for seven weeks of instruction. Little Roots Studio, 46 Maple St., Florence. 336-407-9074. maggieshar@gmail.com.

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

Ukulele Strum Along: 7 to 8 p.m. Strum with Julie Stepanek for an hour of tips, technique and music. Bring your own ukulele or call the library to reserve one. Free. Clapp Memorial Library, 19 South Main St., Belchertown. 413-323-0417. smccormick@cwmars.org.

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

SING with Alice Parker: 7:30 p.m. Join in singing new and old favorites. Free. Federated Church, 175 Main St., Charlemont.

Theater

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

Film

“Resilience”: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Learn how childhood trauma and addiction are linked, how to build resilience in children, and connect with the community to address this public health concern. Free. Child care available. Easthampton High School, 70 Williston Ave., Easthampton. 413-207-5725. coalition@epsd.us.

Art

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

Potpourri

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. First meeting is free. $30 per month, with a three-month commitment. Member’s Greenfield home, call or email for address. 413-522-0789. carlyn@carlynsaltman.com.

Latino Heritage Community Celebration: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dance, food, films and dialogue. Free. Easthampton High School, 70 Williston Ave., Easthampton. 413-336-1270. academichamilton@gmail.com.

Macabre Massachusetts with J.W. Ocker: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Ocker has spent the past decade seeking out obscure, strange and creepy wonders throughout the state. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

“Fermented Foods, Nutrition and Gut Health”: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Local author and nutritionist, Ana Maria Moise, will speak on the role of fermented foods, diet and nutrition in human health. Please register. Free. Franklin Community Co-op event space, 170 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-2600. info@realpickles.com.