Arts & Culture Calendar: Sept. 6 to to Sept. 12, 2018

Published: 9/5/2018 1:21:38 PM
Thursday, 6 Literary Arts

“Dream Landscapes: The Art of Dreaming, Dreams as Art”: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Poet and Hampshire College’s Dr. Annie Rogers explores how artists imagine and make dreamscapes and how they convey the unconscious in human experience. $5 to 10 suggested donation. Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge St., Northampton. 413-584-6011.


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

Pioneer Valley New Horizons Senior Band Meet and Greet: 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Northampton Community Music-Center, 139 South St., Northampton. 413-585-0001.

The Resonant Rogues: 8:30 p.m. Resonant Rogues: blending Appalachian old-time, Balkan folk and early New Orleans jazz. Sister Jawbone: classic soul, gospel, rock and blues. $8 to $12. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield.

UMass Music & Dance Guest Artist: Popebama: 7:30 p.m. Erin Rogers, saxophone, and Dennis Sullivan, percussion. Popebama’s virtuosic execution of nontraditional sounds makes for an evening of joyful hyperactivity Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154.


“All the Presidents’ Women”: 7 p.m. A live performance that looks into the lives of United States presidents and their wives. Featuring Lynne Moulton and Fran Baron in multiple roles. Directed by Joseph Zamparelli. The Gardner Museum, 28 Pearl St., Gardner.

“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.


Dick Williams: 7 to 9:30 p.m. With host Lauren Cahillane. Emmy-nominated headliner Williams, plus Lisa Wentworth, Chico Dusty and Gabe Sklan. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield.


Dr. Sketchy’s 413 Life Drawing Event: 7 to 10 p.m. In the Viking Princess theme. Bring your own art supplies. $8 to $12. Bounti Fare Restaurant, 200 Howland Ave, Adams.

“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.


“King in the Wilderness”: 7 to 9 p.m. Film chronicles the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. Discussion follows. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-259-3223.

Friday, 7Dance

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 for location. $3 to $10 sliding scale contribution. Various Amherst locations. 413-549-6748.

Literary Arts

“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 be our inspiration for important conversation and response. $10 to $25 sliding scale. The Nest at First Churches, 11 Center St., Northampton. 413-348-2385.


Eavesdrop “Back Home” Show with Ali McGuirk: 7 to 11 p.m. Eavesdrop is heading to Nashville and back for its Tides Tour. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670.

First Friday Concert at Coho: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Bluesman Marc Black performs. $10 to 20 suggested donation. Pioneer Valley Cohousing, 120 Pulpit Hill Road, North Amherst.

Girls, Guns & Glory with The Rear Defrosters Double EP Release Party: 8 to 11 p.m. $12 to $15. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 802-579-9960. leslie@stonechurchvt.vom.

Jim Armenti: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Original songs on acoustic guitar and harmonica. Songs of loss and redemption, tales of adventure and woe. Free. The Old Creamery Co-op, 445 Berkshire Trail, Cummington. 413-634-5560.

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

The Prestons, Colorway and Sly Fox & The Hustlers: 7 to 11:30 p.m. Pop, rock, blues and swampy grooves are all on the menu for this fantastic triple bill. Free. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. 413-527-6627.

The Prime Suspects: 8 p.m. High energy danceable original rock ’n’ roll from Paul Randall (singer-songwriter), Jeff Carantit (guitar) and Mark Cleveland (drums). $5 in advance; $10 day of show. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield.

Village Hill Trio: 9:30 to midnight. Guitar/bass/drums trio plays jazz, funk, fusion and world music. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866.


“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.


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.

Saturday, 8Dance

Great Falls Creative Movement Open House: 10 a.m. to noon. Free creative dance classes for children ages 3 to 12 — from 10 to 10:45 for ages 5 and 6, from 11 to 11:45 for ages 3 and 4, and for ages 6 to 12 starting at noon. The Movement Studio, second floor of the Brick House, 24 3rd St., Turners Falls.

Literary Arts

David Hyde Costello Book Event: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local author and illustrator Hyde Costello reads from his books and leads fun illustrations. Free. The Toy Box, 201 North Pleasant St., Amherst. 413-256-8697.


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.

Austin & Elliott and The frost heaves and hales (Daniel Hales): 8 to 10 p.m. Austin & Elliott sing tales of love gone wrong and death done right. The frost heaves and hales mix Americana, alt-rock, theater, poetry and pop. $10. The Montague Bookmill, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague.

Doug Hewitt Group: 5 to 8 p.m. The Doug Hewitt Group will perform exciting arrangements of jazz covers. Sizzling instrumentals and soaring vocals. Free. Hanna Devine’s, 91 Main St., Ware. 413-277-0707.

Goofball: 4 to 8 p.m. Goofball classic rock band. Bring picnics. $5; free for children under 12. Ash Hill Center for the Arts, 83 Ash Hill Road, Swanzey, N.H. 603-352-2206.

The Screaming J’s: 8 p.m. to midnight. Rockabilly, ragtime and rock ’n’ roll. Free. Deja Brew Café & Pub, 57 Lockes Village Road, Wendell.

Haywire: 7 to 9 p.m. One of the premier country bands in the Northeast. 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.

Katherine First and Kitchen Party: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Katherine First and Kitchen Party bring Celtic, Cape Breton, Bluegrass and Appalachian together in a celebration of traditional music for all ages. Free. Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-268-7757.

“Lilith of the Valley: Music and Mystique”: 7 p.m. Lilith of the Valley is an event of women-led music and art. Featuring Lily Sexton of Mamma’s Marmalade and Carinae, artists and vendors, and more. $7 to $10. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield.

Millpond Live: 5 to 10 p.m. Jon Caroll and his ensemble BraveSoul, Chicago’s Indo-Pakistani soul singer Zeshan B, and Sidewalk Chalk’s innovative blend of hip-hop, soul and jazz. Free. Millside Park, 2 Ferry St., Easthampton. 413-559-7752.

The Nite Caps: 9 p.m. to midnight. Put your dancin’ shoes on and come to the party. Texas style swing and a country twang. Free. The Rendezvous, 78 3rd St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2866.

“DECADES”: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Austin-based guitarist David Goodrich teams up with Pioneer Valley stalwarts Jason Robinson (reeds) and Bob Weiner (drums). $15. Arts Trust Building, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413-320-1089.

The Rear Defrosters: 6 to 8 p.m. With Little Trúc Foodtruck. Wine by the glass. Bring your lawn chair. Picnics welcome. No outside alcohol. $10. Glendale Ridge Vineyard, 155 Glendale Road, Southampton. 413-527-0164.

Rubblebucket’s Dream Picnic: 1 p.m. to midnight. New music and arts festival. $29.50, with price increasing closer to event. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670.

Tom Savoy: 7 to 11 p.m. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. 413-532-1800.

Trailer Park: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Rock ’n’ roll machine that’s been traveling New England playing “barbecue music” since 1994. $10 to $13. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield.

No Lens and Stillwater: 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. $7. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield.

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem: 5 to 8:30 p.m. During the Harvest Dinner, an intimate farm-to-table event. Dinner preceded by a wine and cheese reception. $50 to $75. Red Gate Farm, 4 Norman Road, Ashfield.


“The Pitch”: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Free public reading of “The Pitch,” a new play about baseball, best friends and betrayal. Written by Stan Freeman and directed by Robert Freedman. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012.

“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.

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


The Ha-Ha’s & Friends: 7 p.m. A completely improvised comedy show on the second Saturday of every month. With special guest Romantic Baby from Sea Tea Improv in Hartford, Conn. Showcase and open improv jam at 9. $13. Happier Valley Comedy Theater, 1 Mill Valley Road, Hadley.


“Bryant Spirals”: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Artist Todd Lynch and filmmaker Erin Long will present the film, “Bryant Spirals,” and discuss the installation and process of documenting ephemeral art. Free. Meekins Library, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg. 413-268-7472.

Festivals & Fairs

Williamsburg Grange Fair and Flower Show: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Enter your crafts, vegetables and baked goods in classes for judging. Vendors welcome on the lawn. Auction at 6:45 p.m. of goodies and flowers. Williamsburg Grange Hall, 10 Main St., Williamsburg.

Mattoon Arts Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. With more than 100 artists and craftspeople exhibiting. Mattoon Street, Springfield.


27 Annual Home Sewing Exchange: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 20 vendors will be selling their surplus fabrics, wools, notions, yarns, sewing supplies, patterns and craft books. Free. Florence Congregational Church, 130 Pine St., Florence. 413-584-1325.

North Hadley Congregational Church Chicken BBQ: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eat in or take out. $5 to $12.50 adults. RSVP encouraged by calling 413-549-0654. North Hadley Congregational Church, 243 River Drive, Hadley.

Family STEM Saturday: Shadows: 10 to 11 a.m. Explore shadows with animal silhouette puppet theater, shadow picture drawing and LEGO shadow towers. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386.

Janna Ugone & Co. Grand Opening and Sale: 2 to 6 p.m. Discover the studio transformation, featuring a new outlet room and lamp bar. All orders 15 percent off. Free. Janna Ugone Showroom & Outlet Shop, 1 Cottage St., Suite 325, Easthampton. 413-527-5530. customer service

Saturday Family Science Series: What Do Snakes Do?: 10 to 11 a.m. What are turtles and snakes doing this time of year? Come visit the Hitchcock reptiles and meet Cob, the new corn snake. Free. Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St., Amherst. 413-256-6006.

National Drive Electric Week Event: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lots of EVs, a charging demo, solar activities and live music. Big Y, 136 North King St., Northampton.

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

Sunday, 9Music

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.

“Life, Times and Music of Louie Armstrong”: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Montague Congregational Church, 4 North St., Montague. 413-686-5027.

Northampton Community Music Center Open House: 2 to 4 p.m. “Instrument Petting Zoo” and demo classes. Free. Northampton Community Music Center, 139 South St., Northampton. 413-585-0001.

Open Mic at Mill 180 Park: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Every second Sunday. Come early to add your name to the list. Free. Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-977-1538.

Tom Bergeron Quartet: 2 to 4:30 p.m. The Thomas Bergeron Quartet performs a musical blend exploring the space between classical music and jazz. Trumpet, piano/accordion, bass and guitar. $10; free for students. North Hall, 40 Searle Road, Huntington. 413-667-5543.


Drama Circle Reading: 2 p.m. Steve Piscitello’s children’s theater dramas, “Ebenezer Wolf” and “How to Mess with Mother Nature.” Free. Athol Orange Community Television, 163 South Main St., Athol. 978-544-1872.

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

Festivals & Fairs

Community Harvest Fest: Noon to 3 p.m. Free food, bounce houses, hay rides and fun activities for all ages. Maple Ridge Church & Community Center, 659 Amherst Road, Sunderland. 413-549-4949.

Mattoon Arts Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.


Illustrated Talk: Labyrinth Expert Robert Ferre: 4 p.m. Ferre will offer insights into the recent popularity of labyrinth walking as a way to reduce stress and will share stories from his decades of designing and building labyrinths. Free. Second Congregational Church, 16 Court Square, Greenfield.

Grandparents Day: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free rides for grandparents when accompanied by their grandchild of any age. Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, 14 Depot St., Shelburne Falls.

Monday, 10Music

Joshua Michal and Ludmila Krasin Faculty Concert: 7:30 p.m. Michal, horn; Krasin, piano; and John Bottomley, tuba. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154.


Teen Arts Program: Sun Prints: 3 to 4 p.m. Use light-sensitive paper to make art from natures finest shadows. Materials provided. This is a teens-only event. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1010.


Joanne Creighton: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Joanne Creighton, former president of Mount Holyoke College, speaks on academic challenges she faced in her career. Free. Amherst Woman’s Club, 35 Triangle St., Amherst.

Brick Builders Club: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Make something cool for the weekly challenge or just let your imagination run wild. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-527-1031.

Tuesday, 11Dance

Brattleboro Contra Dance: 7 to 10 p.m. Music by Birl (Samuel Foucher on accordion and Tad Dreis on guitar), with Dana Dwinell-Yardley from Montpelier calling. $5 to $12. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. 518-561-2594.


Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Green Street Quintet: Paul Arslanian, piano; George Kaye, bass; Jon Fisher, drums; Jason Robinson, sax; and Don Anderson, trumpet. New works by members. $5. City Sports Grille, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton.


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. Tuesday Market, 1 Kirkland Ave., Northampton. 413-320-4799, ext. 105.

“Does My Voice Count? Voter Suppression Then and Now”: 7 p.m. This slide presentation and discussion follows the work of a handful of students who went to Mississippi to help register black voters during Christmas vacation in 1965. Discussion will also explore the consequences of the 2013 repeal of a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. More than 50 years later, what has changed? Free. Woodbury Room, Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst.

Wednesday, 12Dance

Hip-Hop Night with Crazefaze Dance Crew: 7 p.m. Beginner-intermediate hip-hop classes from 7 to 8. The event is free; lessons cost $10 for adults or $5 for youth. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield.

Literary Arts

Book Reading: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mary Ann Hooper, a Brattleboro native, reads from her novel “Across America and Back — Retracing My Great-Grandparents’ Remarkable Journey.” Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.

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

Sharon Saline Book Reading: 7 p.m. Saline presents her new book, “What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life.” Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-4235.


All Ages Open Mic Night With Host F. Alex Johnson: 7 to 10 p.m. Award-winning guitarist Johnson hosts this weekly open mic. All ages. Free. Brew Practitioners, 36 Main St., Florence. 413-584-2444.

Music in the Noon Hour: 12:30 to 1 p.m. With Rhonda Rider, cello, and Judith Gordon, piano. Free. Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall, 144 Green St., Northampton. 413-585-2190.

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

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

The Bay State Hotel Music History Archive: 7 p.m. Learn about the Bay State Hotel, its importance to the local music scene, and the family tree of a select group of bands and artists who started out there. Followed by a performance of songs written about the Bay State over the years. Featuring Henning Ohlenbusch, Thane Thomsen, Lesa Bezo and more. Free. Calvin Coolidge Museum at Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton.


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


Drop-in Art Buffet: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Craft projects change monthly. Materials provided. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-527-1031.


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