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Arts and Culture calendar, week of Aug. 17


Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Thursday, 17 Music

Greenfield Coop Concerts: 6 p.m. Bands to be announced. Free. Greenfield Energy Park, Miles Street, Greenfield.

Home Court Advantage with Wiki Good, Dro Brown and Gabe Gill: 9:30 p.m. Local hip-hop starlets return to their home court for one last summer bash. Wild bangers and sadboi slow jams. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. 413-774-0150. marketing@hawksandreed.com

Leverett Music on the Patio: 7 p.m. Beth Logan Raffeld on vocals, Molly Flannery on piano, George Kaye on bass and Claire Arenius on drums.Bring your lawn chair and Free. Leverett Public Library, 75 Montague Road, Leverett. 413-548-9220. leverett@cwmars.org

Belchertown Community Band Concerts: 7 p.m. Free. Belchertown Common. If rain, concert will be held at Belchertown High School, Main and Park streets in Belchertown. belchertowncommunityband@gmail.com

Westhampton Field of Dreams Summer Concert Series with the Lonesome Brothers: 6:30 p.m. Back by popular demand. Mix of “country swagg, wistful folk, and breezy rock.” Featuring Westhampton’s Jim Armenti. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org

Williamsburg Angel Park Summer Music Series: 6 p.m. Marc Fromm performs. Free. Angel Park in Williamsburg.

Theater

“The 39 Steps”: 7:30 p.m. New Cenutry Theatre, Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. $32 general, $30 seniors, $15 students. aomtheatre.com

“Falsettos”: 6:30 p.m. A Broadway musical revived and nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards. Hilarious and poignant look at a modern family. $15. South Hadley’s Tower Theaters, 19 College St., South Hadley. 413-533-3456. questions@towertheaters.com

Fairs and Festivals

Montague Old Home Days: 6 p.m. Games, booths, entertainment. Montague Center Town Common.

Potpourri

Artist’s talk: 7:30 p.m. What do basket weaving, astrophysics and Hurricane Katrina have in common? Find out when artist Nathalie Miebach gives a free talk about her artwork at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St.,
Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-0124. www.brattleboromuseum.org

Friday, 18 Dance

Contra dance: 8 p.m. Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Don Veino calls to music of fiddle, cello, piano and more. All welcome. No experience necessary. $5 to $10 sliding scale. Barter OK, including help with cleanup. ibeccabecca@gmail.com

Amherst International Folkdancing: 7:30 p.m. Line, circle and couple dances from Balkans, Middle East, Eastern Europe. No partner needed. $3 to $10 sliding scale contribution. Amherst Center, Kellogg Street, Amherst. 413-549-6748. www.amherstfolkdancing.org

Fairs and Festivals

100th annual Heath Fair: 5 p.m. $8 general, seniors (65 and older) $6 children 9 years old and younger are free. Heath Fairgrounds, Colrain Stage Road, Heath. www.heathfair.org or info@heathfair.org

Music

Angry Johnny and the Killbillies with Flathead Rodeo: 8 p.m. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. info@rootcellarbar.com

Charles Berthoud — The Big Little Bass Tour: 8 p.m. Free. Mocha Maya’s, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. charlesberthoudmusic@gmail.com

House of Leafies Night No. 4: 7 p.m. The final show in the summer concert series hosted by local avant-garde band The Leafies. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. marketing@hawksandreed.com

Masta Ace: 9 p.m. Masta Ace is a Brooklyn rapper and MC. The LS Camp (District Epitome, Mike Malik, DJ Boomer), P.O.E., Machakos Kyalo with Other Layers. $10 in advance to $15 at the door. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. marketing@hawksandreed.com

Michael Sherry and Humble Digs: 7 p.m. Michael Sherry is a singer-songwriter playing acoustic rock, blues and country rock. Humble Digs is influenced by the songwriting of 1970s. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. marketing@hawksandreed.com

Downtown Northampton Summer Concert Series: 5:30 p.m. Workman Song and others perform. Free. Pulaski Park, Northampton.

Saturday, 19 Fairs and Festivals

100th annual Heath Fair: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. $8 general, $6 seniors (65 and older), children 9 and under free. Heath Fairgrounds, Colrain Stage Road, Heath. info@heathfair.org

Montague Old Home Days: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Games, booths, entertainment, Mug Race, tag sale, quilt display, drawing results. Montague Center Town Common.

Wendell Old Home Day: 1 to 4 p.m. Favorites and some new events. Wendell Common. 978-544-7352 or email kckeepthebeat@hotmail.com

North Orange Village Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Goddard Park on Main Street in North Orange. Tom Ricardi and his birds of prey, UnFair 5K, Music by Richard Chase at 1 p.m.

Templeton Arts and Crafts Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On the Templeton Common off Route 2. Crafters, jewelry, dolls, candles, woodworking, fiber arts, farmers market and more. Food, children’s activities, raffles and more. Free admission. Parking available. All proceeds go to Narragansett School District.

Dance

Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club: 7 p.m. Music by Champagne Jam. All welcome. $8 members, $10 nonmembers. Elmm Community Center, 21 Durkee St., Winchester, N.H. 603-357-0794. 802-722-9205.

Music

Kringle Candle Benefit Concert: 2 to 3 p.m. Pioneer Valley Symphony Chamber Choir. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pioneer Valley Youth Orchestra. Mixed beverage bar and food sampling. Rain or shine. Donations accepted. Kringle Candle, 219 South St., Bernardston. kringlecandle.com

Danny Pease and The Regulators and The Equalites: 9 p.m. “Dirty punk reggae.” $8 in advance, $12 at the door. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. marketing@hawksandreed.com

A Perfect Spot of Tea: Featuring The West County Jazz Trio. 2:30 p.m. Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, 130 River Drive, Hadley. 413-584-4699. pphmuseumassistant@gmail.com

Montague Elks Summer Bash: 8 p.m. Annual summer party with Rock 201, food, drink specials, lobster raffles, 50/50 raffle. Free. Open to the public. Twenty-one years old and older. Montague Elks, 1 Elks Ave, Turners Falls. 413-863-2521.

New Salem Benefit Concert: 12:30 Day-long concert featuring Ryley Walker and others. $20. 1794 Meetinghouse, New Salem center. Benefit for the meetinghouse. 1794meetinghouse.org

Tool Town Live: 7 p.m. Concert series continues. 1500 Main St. in Athol. Featuring Richard and Hillary Chase. Free. All ages.

Alex Johnson performs: Noon. Look Park Food Truck Festival (noon to 6 p.m.). Colorway’s Alex Johnson performs a set of his music from 1:30 to 3pm. Food trucks from all around the region provide food. Fun for the whole family. Free. Does not include $9 park entry fee. Free for walk-ins and bikes. Look Park, 300 North Main St., Florence. 413-584-5457. kbeaudry@lookpark.org

Butterfly Swing Band: 7 p.m. Hot jazz for listening and dancing. New England House, 254 Marlboro Road, West Brattleboro Vt. Reservations recommended. Free. New England House, 254 Marlboro Road, West Brattleboro, Vt. jolo143@gmail.com

Flathead Rodeo plays rockabilly: 8 p.m. Free. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. 917-297-8093. www.reverbnation.com/flatheadrodeo

“In Light of Jane”: 8:30 p.m. A lighting designer visits an empty theatre space two years after a devastating loss. Featuring an intimate concert with Kris Delmhorst. $20 to $50. Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. 413-637-3353.

Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Jazz Concert Series: 8 p.m. Historic Memorial Hall, 14 West Main St., downtown Wilmington, Vt. Donations accepted at the door. 802-464-7500.

Theater

Shaker Barn Music with Tony Trischka Territory: 7 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield. 413-443-0188. mcellana@hancockshakervillage.org

“Angels in America: Part 1, Millenium Approaches”: 12:30 p.m. HD screening of performance by Britain’s National Theatre. $24. Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst. amherstcinema.org

“Falsettos”: 10 a.m. A Broadway musical revived and nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards. Hilarious and poignant look at a modern family. $15. South Hadley’s Tower Theaters, 19 College St., South Hadley. 413-533-3456. questions@towertheaters.com

“Table Manners”: 7:30 p.m. A delicious excuse to laugh. Six characters, hilariously unaware of their own flaws, represent two marriages grown stale and one courtship that can’t get off the ground. Alan Ayckbourn’s most highly praised and popular comedy opens at the Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. Reservations call 877-666-1855.

Potpourri

Bingo at Greenfield Savings Bank: 10 a.m. The bank will provide cards, light refreshments and gag prizes. Call to reserve a spot 413-863-4316. No one admitted without reservation. Greenfield Savings Bank, 282 Avenue A, Turners Falls.

Sunday, 20 Literary Arts

Monadnock Summer Lyceum presents author Ashton Applewhite: 11 a.m. Applewhite discusses “debunking” of ageism and her book, “This Chair Rocks: How Ageism Warps Our View of Long Life.” Music at 10:30 a.m. Free. Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church, 25 Main St., Peterborough, N.H. 603-924-6245.

Fairs and Festivals

100th annual Heath Fair: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. $8 general, $6 seniors (65 and older), children 9 and younger free. Heath Fairgrounds, Colrain Stage Road, Heath. www.heathfair.org

Montague Old Home Days: 10 a.m. Games, booths, entertainment, Mug Race, tag sale, quilt display, drawing results. Montague Center Town Common.

Templeton Arts and Crafts Festival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On the Templeton Common off Route 2. Crafters, jewelry, dolls, candles, woodworking, fiber arts, farmers market and more. Food, children’s activities, raffles and more. Free admission. Parking available. All proceeds go to Narragansett School District.

Music

Mile Twelve Bluegrass Band with Pinedrop: 7:30 p.m. $7. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. miletwelveband@gmail.com

The Old Deerfield Sunday Afternoon Concert Series: 3 p.m. Carol Hutter and Friends String Quartet performs works of Mozart, Haydn and Tchaikovsky. $10 general, $5 students and seniors. Memorial Hall Museum, 8 Memorial St., Deerfield. 413-774-3768 tneumann@deerfield.history.museum

Samirah Evans annual Leo Party and Concert in celebration of her birthday: 6 p.m. Featuring the NOLABratts Choir with Classic New Orleans R&B. Jam session backed by pianist Paul Arslanian, bassist Dave Picchi, drummer Jon Fisher. $10 to $13. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. marketing@hawksandreed.com

Banish Misfortune traditional Irish music: 5 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

Theater

“Dough”: 2 p.m. A comedy-drama about the unlikely friendship between an old Jewish baker in London’s East End and a young Muslim. $4. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst.

“Bad Dates”: 8:30 p.m. A hilarious and heartbreaking story following a single mother’s journey of self-discovery. Featuring Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Music Center Fellows. $20 to $50. Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. 413-637-3353.

“Love Letters”: 2 p.m. Staged Reading of A.J. Gurney’s play. Part of the North Hall Arts Festival. Free. North Hall, 40 Searle Road (off Route 66), Huntington. northhallhuntington.org

Monday, 21 Music

Plainfield Concerts: 7 p.m. A reception follows each concert in the Plainfield Town Hall, next door to the church. Free. Plainfield Congregational Church, 35 Main St. (Route 116), Plainfield. 413-634-0025. spearsonbooks@gmail.com

The Sweetback Sisters CD release at The Stone Church: 7 p.m. $15 to $20. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt., 802-579-9960. stonechurchvtr@gmail.com

Theater

“Angels in America: Part 2, Perestroika”: 7 p.m. HD screening of performance by Britain’s National Theatre. $24. Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst. amherstcinema.org

Tuesday, 22 Literary Arts

Reading: 7 p.m. Dusty J. Miller reads from “Danger Under Ground,” the third in her Alice Ott mystery series. Questions and answers with Frances Crowe, local peace and earth activist. Free. Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main St., Northampton. 413-586-4235. dustymiller1@gmail.com

Fairs and Festivals

South Amherst BBQ and Band Concert: 6 p.m. Barbecue is 4:30 to 6 p.m. Rain location is South Church. South Amherst Common. Reservations at 413-253-2977 or by emailing: office@amherstsouthchurch.org. 413-253-2977. office@amherstsouthchurch.org

Music

Granby concert: 6 p.m. Union Jack plays. Bring lawn chairs. Free. Dufresne Field in Granby.

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 p.m. Green Street Trio plus Jason Robinson on saxes and Don Anderson on trumpet. Always new music. Concert followed by an open jam session. Free. City Sports Grille, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton. paulphiliparslanian@gmail.com

Strings & Sings with Lynne: 6:30 p.m. Bring your stringed instrument, voice or both. Lynne will bring sheet music to share and invites others to bring their favorite music. Free. Emily Williston Memorial Library, 9 Park St., Easthampton. 413-527-1031. slevine@ewmlibrary.org

Theater

“Falsettos”: 10 a.m. A Broadway musical revived and nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards. Hilarious and poignant look at a modern family. $15. South Hadley’s Tower Theaters, 19 College St., South Hadley. 413-533-3456. questions@towertheaters.com

Wednesday, 23 Literary Arts

Author event with Stephanie Hanes: 6:30 p.m. Hanes’s “White Man’s Game: Saving Animals, Rebuilding Eden, and Other Myths of Conservation in Africa.” Free. Boswell’s Books, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9362. keisenstein@yahoo.com

Music

Watermelon Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m. Upstate Rubdown performs. $22 includes watermelon. West Whately Chapel, Conway Road, Williamsburg. watermelonwednesdays.com

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

All-ages Open Mic Night With Host F. Alex Johnson: 7 p.m. Award-winning guitarist this weekly open mic featuring some of the best talent in the valley. All ages, free and open to all. Brew Practitioners, 36 Main St., Florence. 413-584-2444. info@colorwaymusic.com

Irish Slow Session: 6:30 p.m. Free, but suggested $5 donation. DeCice Hall at The Marian Center, 1365 Northampton St., Holyoke. lvbisession@yahoo.com

Monadnock Chorus Summer Sing “Mosaic Requiem”: 5 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Peterborough UCC, 33 Concord St., Peterborough. clanigan@comcast.net

Theater

“The Zero Hour”: 7 p.m. Opening night. Through the weekend. Presented by The Clementine Collective. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield.

Potpourri

Healing Arts Sanctuary: Soul Nurture for Anxious Times: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Contemplative art making, soup and bread, (free) bodywork. $10 to $30. First Churches, 11 Center St., Northampton.