Arts & Culture Calendar: Week of April 5 to 11, 2018

Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Thursday, 5Dance

“Caught Unsteady”: A Division III Dance Concert: 8 p.m.  $5 to $10. Main Studio Theater Music and Dance Building, Hampshire College, 893 West St., Amherst. 413-559-5889. abr14@hampshire.edu.

Scottish Country Dance Class: 7 to 9:30 p.m. $6 to $8. Florence Civic Center, 90 Park St., Florence. 413-527-3407. schmittcle@aol.com.

Literary Arts

Westhampton Young Adult Creative Lounge: 6 to 7 p.m. For ages 12 to 18. With guest speaker Chris Gonzalez. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

“Word! Festival”: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Staged readings of short poly-cultural plays by Five College students awarded the 2018 James Baldwin Playwriting Prize. Free. Theatre 100, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.


Fiddle Orchestra of Western Massachusetts Spring Concert: 7 to 8 p.m. The orchestra presents its spring concert under the direction of David Kaynor and Annika Amstutz, playing New England, Celtic and old time tunes. Free. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. fiddlewesternmass@gmail.com.

UMass Advanced Percussion Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. The Department of Music and Dance presents the Advanced Percussion Ensemble, directed by Ayano Kataoka. Free. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.

Jo Sallins Two Man Trio: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Scibelli Hall Theater, Building 2, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield. 413-755-4461.


“One Slight Hitch”: 8 to 9:30 p.m. Performance of “One Slight Hitch” by Lewis Black, directed by Martin Shell. $2 to $5 suggested donation. Springfield College, Fuller Arts Center, 263 Alden St., Springfield. 413-748-3930. pking@springfieldcollege.edu.

Valley Voices Story Slam: “Silver Lining”: 7 p.m. New City Brewery, 93 Mt. Tom Ave., Easthampton. aomtheatre.com.


Easthampton Adult Game Night: 6 to 10 p.m. Play cornhole, chess, Giant Jenga, Gaga ball or bring a game of your own. Free. Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-977-1538. art@susannawhite.com.

North American Birds of Prey: 5 to 7 p.m. Presentation by raptor rehabilitator Julie Anne Collier. Free. Amherst Copy, 37 East Pleasant St., Amherst.

Westhampton Scrabble: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

Festival of Flowers: Various events Thursday through Sunday. Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. 413-263-6800. SpringfieldMuseums.org.

Friday, 6Dance

“Caught Unsteady”: A Division III Dance Concert: 8 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

Literary Arts

Pulp Poetry Slam & Music Open Mic: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Pulp Slam makes space for poets and musicians. Done twice monthly. $5. Ages 17 and under get in free. Eastworks Room 160, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. pulppoetryslam@gmail.com.

”Your Next Great Read Live!”: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. On social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) @ForbesLibrary. You post a title you enjoyed, we will respond with a few titles you would like. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 4135871012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.


David Bartley's House Party: 7 to 9 p.m. David Bartley plays piano and sings blues and jazz. Musician friends are invited to bring their ax or voice and a tune to join the fun. Free. Brew Practitioners, 36 Main St., Florence. 413-584-2444. dbartley123@gmail.com.

Draper Competition Battle of the Bands: 8 to 11 p.m. Four local bands compete for the title of Best Band in the Valley. Special performance by Springfield’s own Malado, who appeared on VH1. Free. John M. Greene Hall, 60 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

First Friday Concert: 7 to 10 p.m. Singer-songwriters Lisa Bastoni and Libby Kilpatrick perform. $10 to 20 suggested donation. Pioneer Valley Cohousing, 120 Pulpit Hill Road, North Amherst. firstfridayconcerts.com.

First Friday: 8 to 10 p.m. Dan Daniels Band. $5. Bing Arts Center, 716 Sumner Ave., Springfield. 413-731-9730. brian@bingartscenter.org.

Frank Serafino Acoustics:  6 to 10 p.m. Pulaski Club, 79 Maple St., Easthampton. bonnylamontagne@hotmail.com.

Gabe's Band: 8 to 11 p.m. The band seeks to create a show that conjures NRBQ meets The Replacements, meets Wilco, meets The Pixies, and all their other favorite groups. $10. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 413-923-2800. info@signaturesounds.com.

Conversation and Songs with Jim Armenti: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. With words and songs, Armenti shares his personal story, including local events that inspired his songs about Northampton and the community. Limited seating. $10 to $25. Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge St., Northampton. 413-584-6011. lsanders@historicnorthampton.org.

Mount Holyoke College Flute Choir: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Favorites from Pachelbel to "Beauty and the Beast" transcribed for flutes. Alison Hale directs. Free. McCulloch Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, 50 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2306. cwrobles@mtholyoke.edu.

WindSync: 8 to 9:30 p.m. WindSync is internationally recognized for dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music. $12 to $28. Buckley Recital Hall, 53 College St., Amherst. 413-542-2195. concerts@amherst.edu.

“Music for Mud Season”: 7:30 to 11 p.m. Fancy Trash will be playing with And The Neighbors and special guest, Ray Mason. Free. The Ashfield Lake House, 141 Buckland Road, Ashfield. 

The Beatles Nerds: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-977-1538. art@susannawhite.com.

NCMC Chamber Camp Audition: 4 to 6:30 p.m. For ages 8 to 18. Free. Northampton Community Music Center, 139 South St., Northampton. 413-585-0001. sam@ncmc.net.

Pioneer Valley Gay Men's Chorus Spring Concert: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Annual fundraiser concert $10 to $12. St John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Elm St., Northampton. 978-544-8855. rcummings17@netzero.com.

GCC “Think Spring” Chorus Concert: 7:30 p.m. Donations voluntary. Under the direction of Margery Heins, with Marilyn Berthelette playing piano and organ. The Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew, 8 Church St., Greenfield. 413-775-1171.

Lyrical Heroic Music: 7:30 p.m. Featuring Amherst duo Déjà vu, performing heroic, tuneful cello and piano works from the19th-century repertoire. The program, called “Lyricism and Bravura” will include Beethoven’s sweeping and noble A major sonata, as well as the symphonic and grandiose sonata by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. $15 suggested donation. First Congregational Church of Amherst, 165 Main St., Amherst.


“1001 Nights”: 6 to 8 p.m. April 6-7. An inter-generational theater adaptation of the stories of the Arabian Nights by Maureen Shea. Musical direction by Meg Breymann. Free. Worthington Town Hall, 160 Huntington Road, South Worthington. 781-929-7743. commanda70@gmail.com.

“One Slight Hitch”: 8 to 9:30 p.m. See Thursday listing.


“The Eagle Huntress”: 7:30 p.m. Preceded by music from guitarist Jim Eagen at 7. $4 to $6. Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-512-0850.


Art Carrington Fitness:  9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Based on both tennis and tai chi, this format can be performed seated or standing to “train your brain” with ribbon wands and other tools provided. Free. Easthampton Council on Aging & Enrichment Center, 19 Union St., Easthampton. 413-527-6151. Kjensen@easthampton.org.

Saturday, 7Dance

“Caught Unsteady”: A Division III Dance Concert: 8 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“HUT”: 8 to 10 p.m. An evening of contemporary music, movement and words. $5 to $10. STUDIO4, 25 Main St., Northampton. 413-695-1799. jenscdt@gmail.com.

The Little Mermaid:  1 to 3 p.m., and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. An extravagant underwater adventure based on the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, set to Camille Saint Saens’ musical score. $20 to $40. Academy of Music Theater, 274 Main St., Northampton. 607-339-7591. alisonklejna@gmail.com.

Nite Caps Honkey Tonk Country Dance:  7:30 p.m. The Nite Caps plays old-school honky tonk dance music. $10. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Literary Arts

Juniper Literary Festival: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Features readings and programming of performative readings, displays and publications with renowned writers and alumni. Free. South College Commons, UMass Amherst, Amherst. 413-545-0643. mfapoetsandwriters@hfa.umass.edu.


Chris Potter Quartet: 8 p.m. Saxophonist Chris Potter is a world-class soloist, accomplished composer and formidable bandleader. $10 to $35. UMass Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 800-999-UMAS. facweb@acad.umass.edu.

Chris Smither: 7 to 10 p.m. Songwriter, guitarist. $25 to $30. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-863-2281. info@signaturesounds.com.

NHMC Concert:  7:30 to 9 p.m. Music by Pie Girls and High Definition. Free, but donations accepted to support NELCWIT and NHMC. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 399 Main St., Greenfield. 413-406-3193. rebecca@nelcwit.org.

The Cool Hand Ukes: 8 to 9:30 p.m. The Bookmill library room will rock with a raucous ukulele ensemble. $5. The Montague Bookmill, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. ctesongs@gmail.com.

Elisabeth Von Trapp Concert: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free. Our Lady of Peace Church, 90 Seventh St., Turners Falls. 413-863-2585. marguerite1393@yahoo.com.

Zikina: 8 to 10 p.m. $10 to $15. Bing Arts Center, 716 Sumner Ave., Springfield. 413-731-9730. brian@bingartscenter.org.

Joe Jencks: 7:30 to 10 p.m. $10 to $30. Mount Toby Friends Meeting, 194 Long Plain Road, Route 63, Leverett. 413-336-2589. musicofthepeople@gmail.com.

Local Vocal Chord Bowl: 7 p.m. A line-up of high school, college and adult a cappella groups. Proceeds go to Northampton and Amherst public schools. $8 to $14. Amherst Regional High School Auditorium, 21 Matoon St., Amherst. 413-586-6813. ellen@ellenaugartenphotography.com.

Mount Holyoke College Faculty Baroque: 5 to 6:30 p.m. An intimate concert of Baroque and Renaissance vocal and instrumental music. Featuring Robert Eisenstein, Ng Tian Hui and Larry Schipull. Free. The Warbeke Room, Mount Holyoke College, 50 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2306. cwrobles@mtholyoke.edu.

West African Kora: 2 to 3 p.m. Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-259-3223. ryanj@joneslibrary.org.

Music with Andy & Judy: Noon to 1 p.m.  Free. West Springfield Public Library, 200 Park St., West Springfield. andyjudysing@aim.com.

NCMC Summer Chamber Camp Audition: 1 to 4 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Peace, Love and Groove Party: An Evening of 1960s Fun: 7 to 10 p.m. $50. Pacific Lodge, 99 Main St., Amherst. 413-256-0678. amhersthistory@gmail.com.

Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Song & Story Swap: 7 to 10 p.m. Special guest Sue Kranz. First circle theme is “Fire.” $5 to $10 suggeted donation. Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst. 413-687-5002. paulkaplanmusic@gmail.com.

Pioneer Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra Concert: 7 to 9 p.m. Brahms’ Hungarian dance No. 5, the Russian Sailor’s Dance by Gliere, Bizet’s Les Toreadors and music from Star Wars. Free. Grace Episcopal Church, 14 Boltwood Ave., Amherst Center. 413-773-3664. admin@pvso.org.

South Hadley FestForward: 7 to 10 p.m. Emerging artist showcase. Young musicians compete for an opportunity to perform at South Hadley's FallsFest in July. Vote for your favorite. $25 to $50. Town Hall Ballroom, 116 Main St., South Hadley. 413-559-7752. cassandraholden@gmail.com.

Music From Big Pink Featuring The THE BAND Band: 7 p.m. The THE BAND Band celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its 1968 album “Music From Big Pink.” $2 to $25. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton. 413-586-8686.


“1001 Nights”: 6 to 8 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

“One Slight Hitch”: 8 to 9:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.


“The Eagle Huntress”: 7:30 p.m. A visit by Tom Ricardi and a live golden eagle at 7; documentary screening at 7:30. $4 to $6. Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-512-0850.


Open House at CyclePottery: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet the studio potters, watch demos, peruse pottery for sale, enroll in classes and camps, and don't miss Andrew Quient's talk at 1 p.m. on Doric Columns. Free. CyclePottery, 42 Maple St., Florence. 413-219-9594. cyclepottery01062@gmail.com.

Florence Spring Craft & Stash Sale: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local crafters sell their creations: jewelry, wooden toys, quilts, painted slates, knitted and crocheted items, doll clothes, ties, aprons, etc. Free. Florence Congregational Church, 130 Pine St., Florence. 413-584-1325. Florencechurch@comcast.net.


Montague Sugar on Snow Supper: 5:30 p.m. Corned bee hash and baked beans with sugar on snow dessert. $5 to $12. Reservations encouraged. Montague Center First Congregational Church, 4 North St., Montague. 413-863-2398.

Valley Veg Fest: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food vendors, natural foods, educational talks, kids activities. JFK Middle School, Bridge Road, Florence. valleyveg.org.

Community Day at SCMA: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Live music and dance performances, drop-in art-making, workshops inspired by the current exhibition and light refreshments. Free. Smith College Museum of Art, Elm Street at Bedford Terrace, Northampton. artmuseum@smith.edu.

Tapping Into History: 200 Years of Work in Greenfield: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. New exhibits at the HSG: Tapping into History, Portraits of Notable Women and Dinosaurs in Downtown. Free, but donations accepted. Historic Society of Greenfield Museum, 43 Church St., Greenfield. 413-774-3663. hsgreenfield1907@gmail.com.

Business Association Fundraiser: 6 p.m. 22nd annual fundraiser for the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association. Live music, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, drinks, and live and silent auctions on local goods, fine arts and craft items. $15 to $20. 413-625-2526. info@shelburnefalls.com.

Youth Speak Out: 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Teens to talk about their hopes and concerns in their lives, schools and societies. Free. Reserve childcare in advance. First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St., Greenfield. email@racialjusticerising.org.

Sunday, 8Dance

“Bioluminosity”: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bioluminosity is an integration of conscious movement processes, including Ecstatic Dance, contact improvisation, yoga, reiki and qigong. $5 to $10. The Barn Studio, 20 Dickinson St., Amherst. 413-992-8382. bioluminosity@dancespree.org.

“Immigrant Voices: A Celebration of Arts”: 3 to 5 p.m. Showcasing immigrants’ artistic contributions to the Western Massaschusetts community. Sponsored by the Center for New Americans. $10. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-587-0084. laurie@cnam.org.


Benefit Concert for Homestead Community Farm: 3 to 5 p.m. $20 suggested donation. Edwards Church of Northampton, 247 Main St., Northampton. 813-484-0406. michelle.jade.painter@gmail.com.

Eventide Singers Annual Benefit Concert: 3 to 5 p.m. $12 to $15 suggested donation. First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St., Greenfield. 413-824-9970. cheryl@silverscreendesign.com.

Faculty-Student Chamber Music: 3 to 5 p.m. Featuring Reena Esmail’s own solo and ensemble works, as well as music that has influenced her. With the Smith College Choirs. Free. Sweeney Concert Hall, 144 Green St., Northampton. artsinfo@smith.edu.

Flute Recital by Samantha Levreault: 4 to 5 p.m. $10. Northampton Community Music-Center, 139 South St., Northampton. 413-585-0001. sam@ncmc.net.

Kirtan with Dave Russell: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call and response singing of simple Sanskrit chants from gentle to totally rocking. $12 to $20 suggested donation. The Yoga Sanctuary, Thornes Market, 150 Main St., Northampton. 413-374-0789. dave@daverussellkirtan.com.

UMass Faculty Concert: Nadine Shank & Friends: 4:30 p.m. The Department of Music and Dance presents “Nadine Shank & Friends #4, More Illustrious Alumni,” with alumni guests. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.


“One Slight Hitch”: 3 to 4:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.


Sunday Funday Comedy Open Mic: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Stand up comedy open mic every Sunday, hosted by Laura Fattaruso. Sign up starts at 7. For ages 21 and up. Free. Bishop's Lounge, 41 Strong Ave., Northampton. fattaruso@gmail.com.


Community Day with Sisters in Stitches: 1 to 4 p.m. Family-friendly activities including storytelling and crafts with Sisters in Stitches. Free. Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Lower Lake Road, South Hadley.

Haydenville Mason's Breakfast: 8 to 11 a.m. Cooked to order pancakes, French toast, fruit cup, drinks, etc. $8. Hampshire Lodge of Masons, 1 South Main St., Haydenville. 413-695-0775. sky875@aol.com.

“Syrup Stampede”: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Family-friendly 5K run/walk, followed by a pancake breakfast. Benefiting Empty Arms, a non-profit helping families grieve pregnancy or infant loss. $10 to $35. Look Park, Dow Pavilion, 300 North Main St., Florence. info@syrupstampede.com.

Kringle Cars and Coffee: 9 a.m. to noon. Premiere car show exhibit. Vote for your favorite domestic or imported models at the event. Kringle Candle, 220 South St., Bernardston. 413-648-3077.

Monday, 9Dance

Monday English Country Dance: 7 p.m. Social dances from the 17th to 21st centuries danced to live music. No partner needed. Beginners welcome. Please wear soft-soled shoes. $7 to $10. Munson Library, 1046 Southeast St., Amherst. amherstcd.org.

Literary Arts

Friends of Clapp Memorial Library Spring Book Sale: 5 to 8 p.m. Also a bake sale. Free. Clapp Memorial Library, 19 South Main St., Belchertown. friendsofclappmemoriallibrary@gmail.com.

Poetry Discussion Group: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Every Monday, the group convenes to discuss the work of a particular poet. No prior reading or preparation required. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

West African Kora: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.


“We Made a Thing: A Tiny Audience Show”: 9 to 9:45 p.m. Weekly casual “tiny audience” improv show featuring Pam Victor and Scott Braidman. Free. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. info@happiervalley.com.


“Facing the Surge”: 7 to 8:30 p.m. A 25-min. film showing the costs of rising sea levels for the people of Norfolk, Va. and the largest U.S. naval base. Discussion and refreshments to follow. Free. Forbes Library Community Room, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-586-8885. butleresl@gmail.com.


“Inventing Photography: The Evolution of Chemical Imagery”: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Presented by Mark Osterman, photographic process historian at the George Eastman Museum. Free. Graham Auditorium, Hillyer, 20 Elm St., Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Mornings on the Farm: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Weekly program guides children up to age 4 through the wonders of life on a farm. $10 to $20. Red Gate Farm, 4 Norman Road, Ashfield. 413-625-9503. jake@redgatefarm.org.

Movie Monday: 8 to 11:30 p.m. Cult and classic movies, TV and concert footage. Free. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.. 802-579-9960. siriusfunster@gmail.com.

Sunderland Playgroup: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Drop-in playgroup for children up to age 5. Sunderland Elementary School, 1 Swampfield Drive, Sunderland. 413-665-1151.

Whole Body Fitness Class: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Designed to give seniors ages 55 and up a whole body workout. Includes stretching, cardio-dance, strength training and seated yoga. $7. Hadley Senior Center, 46 Middle St., Hadley. 413-586-4023. lynnenicole8@yahoo.com.

Building Bridges Community Mural: 4 to 7 p.m. Design sessions continue through April and May. The project brings together local teens through elders in painting a mural. Free. Montague Parks and Recreation Building, 56 First St., Unity Park, Montague.www.turnersfallsriverculture.org.

Tuesday, 10Literary Arts

“Compass Roads: Poems About the Pioneer Valley”: 7 to 9 p.m. Jane Yolen and the Straw Dog Writers Guild launch “Compass Roads: Poems About the Pioneer Valley.” Free. Florence Civic Center, 90 Park St., Florence. 413-768-0977. admin@strawdogwriters.org.

Fiction Reading: Susan Stinson: 8 to 9 p.m. Local fiction writer Susan Stinson will read from her work. Free. Amherst Books, 8 Main St., Amherst. 413-542-8200. crnewman@amherst.edu.

Friends of Clapp Memorial Library Spring Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. See Monday’s listing.


“A Better Chance” Gospel Choir Concert: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Four ensembles: Amherst Area Gospel Choir, ARHS Chorale, Hampshire Young People’s Chorus and Resurrect Gospel Choir at Amherst College. Free. $20 suggested donation. Grace Episcopal Church, 14 Boltwood Ave., Amherst. wendymkohler@gmail.com.

Drumming with Ellen Clegg: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Discover the impressive and inspiring healing power of drumming for ourselves. Improv from 6 to 6:45, rhythms and techniques from 6:45 to 7:15. $65 for six weeks, $14 per drop in. St. John's Episcopal Church, 48 Elm St., Northampton. 413-824-8813. ellen@ellenclegg.com.

Five College West African Music Ensemble: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Music from southern Ghana, Togo and Benin, featuring an Agbadza Dance Party with Brooklyn-based Jomion & the Uklos. Directed by Faith Conant. Free. McCulloch Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, 50 College St., South Hadley. 413-538-2306. cwrobles@mtholyoke.edu.

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Scott Mullett memorial concert and jam session featuring Draa Hobbs on guitar and dozens of other jazz musicians from across New England. $5. City Sports Grille, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton. paulphiliparslanian@gmail.com.

UMass Jazz Lab Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. Pop-tinged Jazz, Jazz-flavored pop and art music of the 20th century and beyond. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, 151 President's Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu.


Garrett Bradley: “Ways of Working in Contemporary Cinema”: 7 to 8 p.m. Award-winning filmmaker and director Garrett Bradley will discuss ways of working in contemporary cinema. Free. Seelye 201, 2 Seelye Drive, Northampton. 413-585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.


Watercolor classes: 10 a.m. Lathrop Inn, 100 Bassett Brook Drive, Easthampton. 413-527-1838. mt72artist@gmail.com.


Westhampton Scrabble: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

Kids’ Yoga: April 10, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Yoga, Play, Meditation. Kid’s yoga class for ages 2-4 Tuesdays at 3:15. Ages 5-10 Tuesdays at 4:00 pm. Six week series $75 for parent and child. $75. Eastworks Rm 255, 116 Pleasant St Rm 255, Easthampton. 413-923-4999. info@26and2training.com.

LGBTQIA+ Family Meet-up: 10 to 11:30 a.m. A monthly meet-up for families in which one or more members identifies as LGBTQIA+ for conversation, coffee and snacks.  Free. Haydenville Library, 136 Main St., Haydenville. 360-689-1320. kat@hilltownvillage.org.

Pokemon Club: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. ehampton@cwmars.org.

Westhampton Lego Build: 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Drop by after school to build with legos or take the challenge. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

“Clutter Control: Downsizing Your Stuff”: 7 p.m. Humorous presentation by Dave Downs. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 413-259-3223. ryanj@joneslibrary.org.

Wednesday, 11Dance

Creacion Latin Big Band: 7 p.m. 20-piece big band with Frances Rahaim playing 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.

Hip Hop Night with Crazefaze Dance Crew: 7 to 8 p.m. Beginner-intermediate hip hop classes. All ages. Lessons cost $10 for adults or $5 for youth. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St, Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Literary Arts

Beatnik Open Mic: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Second Wednesday of every month. Poetry, music, art, writings, readings, presentations, rants. Free. The Ashfield Lake House, 141 Buckland Road, Ashfield. 413-628-0158. beatnik.openmic@gmail.com.

Friends of Clapp Memorial Library Spring Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. See Monday’s listing.


Little Roots Music Classes: 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. A hands-on interactive music program for children ages 3 months to 5 years old and their adults. $150 for 10 week series or $18 drop-in. Yoga Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St., Suite 255, Easthampton. 336-407-9074. littlerootsmusic@gmail.com.

Music in the Noon Hour: 12:30 to 1 p.m. Jiayan Sun on piano, Joel Pitchon on violin and Volcy Pelletier will perform Schubert’s majestic and touching Piano Trio in Bb Major. Free. Sweeney Concert Hall, 144 Green St., Northampton. artsinfo@smith.edu.

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

Lonely Whale: 7 p.m. The Wednesday Tunes Series features free live music by local Western Massachusetts musicians. Free. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.


“Adventures in Liking My Looks: ‘Normal’ Must be So Boring!”: 7 to 8 p.m.Performance by Susan Cummings tells the story of a woman trying to find her non-“normal” body beautiful. Free. Belding Memorial Library, 344 Main St., Ashfield. 413-628-4414. mcohen@cwmars.org. www.bodyimagetheater.com.


“Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder”: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Film profiles the writer, publisher and bookseller Lawrence Ferlinghetti as a major force in resistance to government clampdowns on free speech. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.


Drop-in Chess: 1 to 3 p.m. Drop in for part or all of these casual chess meets. All experience levels welcome. Please bring your own set if you have one. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. 413-587-1012. reference@forbeslibrary.org.

Homeschool Halfdays: 9 a.m. to noon. Homeschoolers enjoy a weekly, hands-on, learning-through-farming experience. $20 per half day, $200 full session. Red Gate Farm, 4 Norman Road, Ashfield. 413-625-9503. jake@redgatefarm.org.

Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival: 7:30 to 10 p.m. 25th anniversary season. “Film Lives!” Free. UMass Amherst Flavin Family Auditorium, 121 President's Drive, Amherst. 413-545-2341. shimpach@umass.edu.