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Arts and Culture calendar, week of Sept. 7

  • Join the Gray Divas for some Aloha, as they honor the music and culture of the Hawaiian Islands on Wednesday, September 13, in the Calvin Coolidge Museum. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

  • New England Nevilles, a band consisting of Charles Neville and his sons Khalif and Talyn, will perform Friday at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center on Main Street in Greenfield. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO


Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Thursday, 7 Music

Village Hill Trio: 8 p.m. Originals with music by Metheny, Morse, Stern. Funk, fusion, Caribbean, Baltic, Celtic, non-standard jazz. $5. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. marketing@hawksandreed.com

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

Valley Jazz Voices Open Rehearsal: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free rehearsal. Membership is $180 to $220 a season. Signup: bit.ly/2vZK1aU Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. 413-824-6601. gislitalien@gmail.com

Thursday Night Karaoke: 8 p.m. Free. Pulaski Club, 79 Maple St., Easthampton. bonnylamontagne@hotmail.com

Literary Arts

Amherst Arts Night Plus —
Poetry Night and Art Exhibition: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Arts Night in Emily Dickinson’s garden features poet Dina Stander at 6:45 p.m. and Official Old Flame performing music at 7:15 p.m. Open mic at 6 p.m. with signups at 5 p.m. Free. The Emily Dickinson Museum, 280 Main St., Amherst. 508-951-8538.
mmedeiros@EmilyDickinsonMuseum.org

Exhibits Opening

“The Bog”: 5:30 p.m. Photographs of a year in the headwaters of the Swift River, by AgathaO (Pleun Bouricius). Exhibit runs through Oct. 21. Free. Shaw Memorial Library, 312 Main St., Plainfield. 413-634-2250. pleunbouricius@gmail.com

“His Twin Obsession: The Art of E.E. Cummings”: 5 p.m. A selection of sketches, drawings and paintings by E.E. Cummings (1894-1962). Through September. Free. Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery, 319 Main St., Amherst. 413-835-0197. bronwen@hopeandfeathersframing.com

Classes

Healing with Art: Artists and the Environment: 6 to 8:30 p.m. How can art empower us to take part in the healing of the world? Registration required: 802-275-8152 or shantavns@gmail.com. 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro, Vt.

Friday, 8 Music

Charles Neville and the New England Nevilles: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Charles Neville of the original Neville Brothers carries on the family tradition, performing jazz with sons Khalif and Talyn. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. marketing@hawksandreed.com

Eilen Jewell: 7:30 p.m. CD release concert. $20. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. sheatheater.org

Moonlight and Morning Star: 7 p.m. Great Falls Coffeehouse, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Celebrating unity and diversity. R&B, jazz, gospel, folk, spoken word. Stephen Page on keyboard. $6 to $12. Children free. 413-863-3221.

Five Colleges and Beyond: 7:30 p.m. Part of the Five College New Music Festival. Concert features music by Dan Warner, Robert Stern, Gunther Schuller, David Sanford and Don Wheelock. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. mlonghi@umass.edu

Jazz at JJ’s Tavern:6:30 p.m. House band Masala. Free. JJ’s Tavern, 99 Main St., Florence. sirinami1@rcn.com

Oelen & Gabriel: 9:30 to 11 p.m. Joined by special guest Dennis Avery on dobro. Free. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton.

Floyd Patterson: 7 p.m. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. 413-532-1800. Road, Holyoke.

Piano with Bob Pettegrew: 3:30 p.m. Free. Scott-Farrar, 11 Elm St., Peterborough, N.H. 603-924-3691.
suzanne.singer@scott-farrar.com

UU Arts Night Out: 7 p.m. Bobby D presents a lively evening of Pioneer Valley folk with Zack Ware at 7 p.m. and the Russlers at 8. Free. Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main St., Northampton. 413-527-1900.
periodyssey1876@gmail.com

Williams Chamber Players: 8 p.m. The Williams College Department of Music presents the Williams Chamber Players in their first concert of the season. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williams College, 880 Main St., Williamstown. 413-597-3131

Dance

Pioneer Valley Ballet at Art in the Orchard: 6 p.m. ChoreoLab dancers throughout the orchard. View each dance piece in a new setting among the sculpture installations. Free. Park Hill Orchard, 82 Park Hill Road, Easthampton. 413-527-6363. pvb@pioneervalleyballet.org

Tango Dance Festival: 7 to 11:30 p.m. A three-day immersion into the world of Argentine Tango. Classes, performances, socials, live music and more. Special offers for beginners available. $15 drop-in class; $60 all-inclusive beginner package. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-210-1097. veronika@vktango.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. Amherst Center, Kellogg Street, Amherst. 413-549-6748. eva@amherstfolkdancing.org. www.amherstfolkdancing.org

Dance Spree — freestyle boogie: 8:30 p.m. No shoes, no alcohol, no rules. Try it for 30 minutes free (first time). $5 ages 10 and older, free children ages 9 and younger. First Churches, 11 Center St., Northampton. 413-658-7011. jasper@dancespree.org

Five College Faculty Dance Concert: 7:30 p.m. Original works choreographed by Five College dance faculty. Free. Kirby Theater, Amherst College, Amherst.

Theater

“Fame, The Musical”: 7:30 p.m. High School students from a performing arts campus in New York City navigate through the trials of growing up via music, dance and drama. $12. Memorial Hall, 198 Main St., South Monson. 413-668-7284. wallacee413@gmail.com

“A Streetcar Named Desire”: 8 p.m. Exit 7 Players (Ludlow) present the Tennessee Williams’ play. $18 to $22. Tickets by calling 413-583-4301 or visit: 7players.org. Exit 7 Players Theater, 37 Chestnut St., Ludlow. 413-583-4301. exit7players@gmail.com

The Brothers Campur: An Evening of Indonesian Shadow Puppet Theater: 7 p.m. Northampton Arts Council sponsors in Pulaski Park in Northampton.

Comedy

Motivational Magic Show: 7 p.m. Magician Jonas Cain discusses personal and professional development principles to enhance your life. It’s more than a magic show, it’s a “life” show. Free. Jonas Cain’s Magic Studio, 2064 Main St., Three Rivers. 800-969-9778. jonas@jonascain.com

Saturday, 9 Dance

Bon Appetit Burlesque’s Science Friction: 7 p.m. Neoburlesque dancers from around New England perform body-positive routines inspired by the genre of science fiction. $15 to $25. VFW Florence Banquet Hall, 18 Meadow St., Florence. 413-570-0169. houseofhors@gmail.com

Tango Dance Festival: Noon to 11:30 p.m. A three-day immersion into the world of Argentine Tango. Classes, performances, socials, live music and more. Special offers for beginners available. $15 drop-in class, $60 all-inclusive beginner package. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-210-1097. veronika@vktango.com

Theater

“Fame, The Musical”: 7:30 p.m. High School students from a performing arts campus in NYC navigate through the trials of growing up via music, dance, and drama. $12. Memorial Hall, 198 Main St., South Monson. 413-668-7284. wallacee413@gmail.com

Welcome Back Reggae Party: 8 p.m. With Tuff Riddim International. $5 cover 21 years old and older. Fire and Water Yoga, 39 Boltwood Walk, Amherst. mbassmon@yahoo.com

Literary Arts

STORYPALOOZA: 7 p.m. Three Pioneer Valley Storytellers will share childhood stories. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. tonenunes@comcast.net

Meat for Tea presents Le Cirque de la Résistance: 7 p.m. Release party for the “Black Forest” issue. Event includes art, spoken word, fillm and live music by Givenchy Humes and Immolaters. Free. Sonelab, 142 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-230-7136. meatfortea@gmail.com

Bridges Open Mic: 3 p.m. Through listening to one another’s stories, songs, interests, projects and concerns we build community and care. Everyone gets a turn. Free. First Congregational Church of Amherst Dining Room, 165 Main St., Amherst. 413-668-4189.
dcresswell@charter.net

Potpourri

Second Saturday in Shelburne Falls: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Every second Saturday of the month you can shop, play, eat and explore Shelburne Falls and its shops, where you meet the artists and curators. Free. The Village of Shelburne Falls, 75 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-2526. info@shelburnefalls.com

Music

Pat & Tex LaMountain: 7 p.m. Featuring John White on bass and Dennis Avery on dobroc. Berkshire Pizzeria, 72 Main St. (Route 2) in Charlemont.

Erin McKeown with The Cabin Project: 7:30 p.m. The Parlor Room kicks off its 5th season. $20, $25 at the door. 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 413-341-3317. www.signaturesoundspresents.com

Rice: An American Band and Root Shock: 9 p.m. Rice plays originals and covers, like Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead and Fleetwood Mac. Root Shock blends roots reggae and dance hall into positive dance music. $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. marketing@hawksandreed.com

Encyclopedia of Sound: Vimana, The Big Why and Hierofanté: 8 p.m. $10. Montague Bookmill, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. ctesongs@gmail.com

Saxophonist Loren Feinstein: 4 p.m. Feinstein improvises on saxophone for “The Figure Speaks”: Clayworks by Marilyn Andrews, Cynthia Consentino and Claudia Olds Goldie. Free. Salmon Falls Gallery, 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. 413-625-9833. salmonfalls@megaplanet.com

Cheryl Wheeler and Willa Mamet and Paul Miller at Next Stage: 7:30 p.m. Contemporary folk singer/songwriter, guitarist and comedienne Cheryl Wheeler with Americana duo Willa Mamet and Paul Miller. $22 in advance, $25 at the door. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. 802-387-0102. rweisel@nextstagearts.org

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

Katherine First and The Kitchen Party: 5:30 p.m. Free. Bread Euphoria, 206 Main St., Haydenville. 413-335-6632. fiddlefirst@gmail.com

New Duos, 5 College Composition Competition Winner: 2 p.m. Part of the Five College New Music Festival, the concert features music by Stan Charkey, Bruce Quaglia, Dayton Kinney, and Christine Delphine Hedden. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154.
music@music.umass.edu

“Old as New Again: The Art of Transcription”: 7:30 p.m. Part of the 2017 Five College New Music Festival, the concert features music by Kurtág, Adès, Wuorinen, Dutilleux and Macchia. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. music@music.umass.edu

Classes and Workshops

Hip Hop and Activism with Rebel Diaz: 11 a.m. This multimedia workshop with hip hop duo Rebel Diaz will focus on historical and current connections between community activism and hip hop culture. Free. Wisteriahurst Museum, 238 Cabot St., Holyoke. 413-238-1280.
communications@truthschool.org

Theater

A Streetcar Named Desire: 8 p.m. Exit 7 Players (Ludlow) present Tennessee Williams’ play. Tickets at: exit7players.org or contact box office at 413-583-4301 $18 to $22. Exit 7 Players Theater, 37 Chestnut St., Ludlow. 413-583-4301. exit7players@gmail.com

Happier Valley Comedy Show: 8 p.m. The Ha-Has perform with monologist Ellen Story. $13. www.happiervalley. The Northampton Arts Trust, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. info@happiervalley.com.
www.happiervalley.com

Fairs and Festivals

Williamsburg Grange Fair: 9 a.m. Baked items, crafts and flowers. Auction of vegetables and flowers at 6:30 pm. Chicken barbeque at 5 p.m. Williamsburg Grange Fair and Flower Show, 10 Main St., Williamsburg. 413-268-3157. greyledge1@juno.com

Sunday, 10 Theatre

“The Vietnam War”: 4 p.m. A documentary series from filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The one-hour screening will be followed by a panel discussion of academics and authors as well as a veteran and a veteran family member. Doors open at 3:30. For more information, contact the Academy of Music Box Office at 413-584-9032, ext.105, or visit: wgby.org/vietnam.

Dance

Brattleboro Contra Dance: 7 p.m. Caller David Kaynor, music by Gotham Carnival. Newcomers welcome. Adults $10, college $8, youth $5. 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro, Vt. 518-561-2594. susan@quietdesigns.org

Tango Dance Festival: Noon to 11:30 p.m. A three-day immersion into the world of Argentine tango. Classes, performances, socials, live music and more. Special offers for beginners available. $15 drop-in class, $60 all-inclusive package. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-210-1097. veronika@vktango.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

Potpourri

Classic Car Show: 4 p.m. The Meadows Grille, 398 Deerfield St., Greenfield. Free. Live music. Food and drink. 413-475-3636. chefmj801@yahoo.com

Music

Jerry Noble and Bob Sparkman: 2 p.m. Piano and clarinet jazz/swing concert. $10.. North Hall, Huntington. northhallhuntington.org

The Mark Dresser Seven: 8 p.m. Part of the Magic Triangle Jazz Series. $15 general, $7 students. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass, Amherst. 413-545-2511, fineartscenter.com.

New Music Masters: 3 p.m. Part of the Five College New Music Festival, the concert features music by John Harbison, György Kurtág, Morton Feldman, George Crumb, Frank Bennett. Free. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst. 413-577-2154. music@music.umass.edu

Theater

The Viet Nam War: 4 p.m. WGBY presents advance screening of new film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Free. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. aomtheatre.com.

“A Streetcar Named Desire”: 2 p.m. Exit 7 Players (Ludlow) present Tennessee Williams’ play. Tickets at: exit7players.org or contact box office at 413-583-4301 $18 to $22. Exit 7 Players Theater, 37 Chestnut St., Ludlow. 413-583-4301. exit7players@gmail.com

“Our Domestic Insurrection Circus”: 5 p.m. Bread and Puppet. A giant puppet spectacle addressing the urgencies and absurdities of our time. $10 to $25. No one turned away for lack of funds. Art in the Orchard, 82 Park Hill Road, Easthampton. 413-527-6186.
aio@parkhillorchard.com

Fairs and Festivals

More Willcutt Photos Revealed: 2 p.m. Help identify the local buildings, people and places in these early 20th century photos. Goshen Town Hall, 42 Main St., Goshen. Free. 413-268-7120. goshenhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Monday, 11

Quabbin Valley Pro Musica begins its fall-winter season with a rehearsal: 7 p.m. Central Congregational Church in the center of New Salem. This is an open chorus; if you are interested in joining, go to the first rehearsal. For more information, contact Harry Haldt at 978-249-4691 or email: schoolview@hotmail.com

Literary Arts

The Greenfield Public Library: 6 p.m. Leyden author Marie Betts Bartlett, who will discuss her book, “Poppy’s Purpose.” 402 Main St., Greenfield.

Tuesday, 12 Music

Karaoke with DJ Greg Reil: 9:30 p.m. Free. Platform Sports Grill and Bar, 125A Pleasant St., Northampton.

Mak’hela Jewish Chorus of western Massachusetts opening rehearsal: 7:30 p.m. New singers welcome. Free. Lander-Grinspoon Academy, 257 Prospect St., Northampton. 413-230-0747. joni.beck.brewer@gmail.com

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 p.m. New York City- based harmonica and vibes player Hendrik Meurkens will be the guest soloist with the Green Street Trio, followed by an open jazz jam session. $5. City Sports Grille, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton.
paulphiliparslanian@gmail.com

Hilltown Choral Society Rehersals for 2017 Holiday Programs: 7 p.m. Weekly rehearsals at the Worthington Historical Society building at the intersection of Routes 143 and 112. Free. 413-499-7320. Jeffcomusic1@aol.com

Jeff Holmes Big Band featuring Dawning Holmes on vocals: 7:30 p.m. 17-piece Jeff Holmes Big Band plays leaders’ arrangements and compositions. Jazz, soul, blues, pop and more. Free. 121 Club at Eastworks (Room 160), 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton.
jwholmes@umass.edu

“Obsession”: 7 p.m. HD screening of performance by Britain’s National Theatre. $26. Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst.
amherstcinema.org

Dance

Ballroom Dancing Lessons: 6 p.m. 6 to 7 p.m. for beginners, 7 to 8 p.m. for advanced $53 to $113. For individuals, as well as couples. Studio 9247, 206 Concord St., Peterborough, N.H.
603-924-8080.
lbetz@peterboroughNH.gov

Wednesday, 13 Dance

Free intro to Square Dancing: 7 p.m. Free. All ages. No partner needed. Keene Recreation Center, 312 Washington St., Keene, N.H. 603-749-2106. ne.rr.com

Literary Arts

Fiction reading with Peter Kimani: 8 p.m. The award-winning Kenyan writer will read from his work. The event will be followed by refreshments. Free. Amherst Books, 8 Main St., Amherst. 413-542-8200. crnewman@amherst.edu

Reading and book signing by Robert T. McMaster: 6 p.m. Williamsburg author reads from his new book, “Noah’s Raven.” Free. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. rmcmaste@gmail.com

Music

Watermelon Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m. Mini-Americana-Trad-Roots Festival with Gordy, Molsky, Walsh and Trischka. West Whately Chapel, Conway Road, West Whately.
watermelonwednesdays.com

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

Lenny Zarcone: 6 p.m. Giannifigs Restaurant, as you dine. 6 Elm St., South Deerfield.

All Ages Open Mic Night With Host F. Alex Johnson: 7 p.m. All ages; free and open to all. Brew Practitioners, 36 Main St.,
Florence. 413-584-2444.
info@colorwaymusic.com

Big Thief: 8 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. 413-650-2670.
hello@gatewaycityarts.com

The Gray Divas Residency Concert: 7 p.m. Two voices, two ukuleles, a guitar and more. Music from Hawaii and beyond. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton.
413-587-1013.
fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org

Troy MacGillivray and Mac Morin Concert: 7:30 p.m. $18 general, $15 seniors, students, or in advance. Nelson Town Hall, 7 Nelson Common Road, Nelson, N.H. 603-547-8809.
concertinfo@monadnockfolk.org