THURSDAY 9/14

MUSIC

Hittin the Note — Allman Bros. Tribute: 6-10 p.m. Capturing the live experience of the Allman Brothers Band. Two sets. Free. The Waterfront, 920 Main St., Holyoke. themaxsb@yahoo.com.

Mark Schwaber: 5-7 p.m. Fort Hill Brewery, 30 Fort Hill Road, Easthampton.

Luke Baillargeon: 6-8 p.m. Italian music. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. (413) 532-1800. info@logcabin-delaney.com.

The Tom Rainey Trio: 7:30 p.m. Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares concert. $15. Institute for Musical Arts, 125 Cape St., Goshen. jazzshares.org.

Carolann Solebello: 7:45-8:45 p.m. Free. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton.

Dana Merritt: 7-7:45 p.m. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton.

Chris Ruest: 9-11:45 p.m. Serious Texas blues guitarist. Theodores’ Blues Booze and BBQ, 201 Worthington St., Springfield. (413) 736-6000. Theodoresbbq.com.

Deidre Reilly — Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day: 6-9 p.m. Irish, country, and American. Patrick’s, 154 School St., Chicopee. (413) 331-2666. patrickschicopee@gmail.com.

Sassquatch: 8 p.m. The missing link between funk, fusion, jazz, rock, and pop. The Root Cellar, 10 Fisk Ave., Greenfield. (413) 733-3290. Rootcellarbar.com.

Jim Armenti: 7-9 p.m. Singer, songwriter, guitar player, sometime Lonesome Brother. Underdogs Lounge, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. (413) 625-0100. underdogslounge@gmail.com.

FILM/STAGE/DANCE

Love’s Labour’s Lost: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Helmed by award-winning director John Caird, Shakespeare’s most poetic love story comes to vivid life in this coming-of-age story unlike any other. $12-$14. South Hadley’s Tower Theaters, 19 College St., The Village Commons, South Hadley. (413) 533-3456. questions@towertheaters.com.

My Letter to the World: 7 p.m. Documentary on Emily Dickinson. Panel discussion with Dickinson scholars follows. $6.75-$9.25. Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst.

Cocoa Brown: 7:30 p.m. $19.50. Funny Bone Hartford, 194 Buckland Hills Dr., Manchester. (860) 432-8600. infohartford@funnybone.com.

Comedy as a Weapon: 8-11 p.m. 13th Floor Music Lounge, 99 Main St., Florence. (413) 586-5705. 13thfloorlounge@gmail.com.

Silent Sky: Sept. 14-16, 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m. By Lauren Gunderson. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. $14-$16. The Shea, 71 Avenue A. Turners Falls. sheatheater.org.

ETC.

Celebrate the Berkshires 2017: 6-8 p.m. Bloom Meadows, 2422 Hancock Road, Williamstown.

168th Annual Franklin County Fair: $10. Franklin County Fair Grounds, 89 Wisdom Way, Greenfield.

Amherst Poetry Festival and Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon: 5th annual festival, Sept. 14-17. The Emily Dickinson Museum, 280 Main St., Amherst. emilydickinsonmuseum.org.

New translations with Michael Goldman: 7-8 p.m. Michael Goldman reads translation of The Water Farm by Cecil Bødker and Selected Poems by Benny Andersen. Free. White Square Books, 86 Cottage St., Easthampton. (413) 203-1717. whitesquarebooks@gmail.com.

Rainbow Makers — LGBTQ+ Teen Group: 3-4 p.m. Rainbow Makers is a creative discussion group for queer youth ages 13-17. We welcome artists, gamers, music fans, makeup enthusiasts, writers, etc. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. (413) 587-1010.

William Van Alen, Fred T. Ley and the Chysler Building: 6:30 p.m. Architectural historian George Kingston. Gaylord Library, South Hadley.

Cruise Night: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Northampton Elks. Free. Northampton Elks Lodge No. 997, 17 Spring St., Florence. (413) 584-0297. j.butcher@comcast.net.

Public Speaking for the Terrified: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join Rev. Sarah Buteux to work in a safe, supportive environment to overcome it. Free. First Churches, 129 Main St., Northampton. (413) 2381280. communications@truthschool.org.

Speaking with Skulls: 3:30-4 p.m. Examine the skulls of local animals and see what a bunch of old bones can tell you. Meet at the Notch Visitor Center. Free. The Notch Visitors Center, 1500 West St., Amherst. (413) 253-2883. holyoke.range@massmail.state.ma.us.

FRIDAY 9/15

MUSIC

3rd Friday Concert: 7 p.m. $15. All Souls Church, 399 Main St., Greenfield. (413) 522-8389.

An Evening with Dawes: 8 p.m. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton.

Concert with John Michael Talbot: 7 p.m. Greenfield. (413) 562-5477. spoulin@stmsaints.org.

The Cookers at the Vermont Jazz Center: 8-11 p.m. Downbeat Magazine sums up the Cookers: “Some of the best composers, arrangers and musicians we have in jazz.” $15-$40. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill #222, Brattleboro. (802) 254 9088. ginger@vtjazz.org.

Earthcare 2017 — Opening Concert, Pig Roast, and Contra Dance: 6-9:30 p.m. “Food, Farms, and the Future,” with panel discussions, poetry, music, food and film. $20-$45 for tickets for Friday, Saturday or both. Bryant Homestead, 207 Bryant Road, Cummington.

MC Kabir: Night time. Hip-hop, soul, funk. $5. Bishop’s Lounge, 41 Strong Ave., Northampton. (413) 586-8900. bishopsloungenoho.com.

Flathead Rodeo Takes a Victory Lap: 8-11:30 p.m. Rockabilly demons Flathead Rodeo, winner of Mark Sherry’s Valley Music Showcase in July, will perform at the festivities. $6. New City Brewery, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton.

FreshGrass Festival: The three-day fest is rich in both traditional and cutting-edge bluegrass, presented in a wide array of venues tucked into a 19th-century factory turned 21st-century museum. Red Baraat: Sarah Jarosz with Del McCoury and The Wood Brothers and Bill Frisell and Petra Hade, more. Day passes are $46-$69. Camping is $90. MASS MoCa, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams.

Grand Funk Railroad: 7:30 p.m. Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

Hyperglow, Hartford CT — Lights Out Tour: 8 p.m. Claims to be “America’s largest glow party.” Webster Theatre, 31 Webster St., Hartford.

John Nowak: 7-11 p.m. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. (413) 532-1800. info@logcabin-delaney.com.

Bruce Mandel: 5-7 p.m. Fort Hill Brewery, 30 Fort Hill Road, Easthampton.

The Nocturnal Adoration Society Featuring Jimmy Ryan: 7-8 p.m. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton.

Ray Mason 67th Birthday!: 7-11 p.m. Free. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. (413) 527-6627.

Steve Piper Trio: 7 p.m. Glendale Grill, 65 Glendale St., Easthampton.

Stolen Jewels — Alison Hale, Flute: 7:30-9 p.m. Romantic works composed for other instruments transcribed for flute. Free. Mount Holyoke College McCulloch Auditorium, Lower Lake Road, South Hadley. (413) 538-2306. cwrobles@mtholyoke.edu.

Valley Music Showcase: 8-11:30 p.m. And the Neighbors, Kingdom of Jones, Original Cowards, One Time Weekend, and Lisa Palumbo Band compete for big prizes. $6. New City Brewery, 180 Main St (rear), Easthampton. (413) 203-9764. valleymusicshowcase@gmail.com.

Prone to Mischief: 8-9:30 p.m. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton.

Standing Out in the Field: 4-8 p.m. Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 W Housatonic St., Pittsfield.

Peasants, Benthic Realm, Bedroom Rehab Corporation, Showhorses: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Stoner, doom, sludge, punk, and some metal. Promotorhead Entertainment. $7. 13th Floor Music Lounge, 99 Main St., Florence. (413) 586-5705. 13thfloorlounge@gmail.com.

Arthur James Band: Sept. 15 and 19, 9:30 p.m.; Sept. 16 and 20, 12:30 a.m. Contemporary neuvo-reworking of the blues with a splash of irrelevance and quasi-psychedelic jams. Theodores’ Blues Booze and BBQ, 201 Worthington St., Springfield. (413) 736-6000. Theodoresbbq.com.

Blue Cube Jazz — Carol August, Vocalist: Ed Brainerd Jazz Ensemble featuring August. Songs with a touch of comedy. 7-10 p.m. Patrick’s, 154 School St., Chicopee. (413) 331-2666. patrickschicopee@gmail.com.

Adwela and the Uprising: Seven-piece reggae band out of Virginia. 8 p.m. $10. The Root Cellar, 10 Fisk Ave., Greenfield. (413) 733-3290. Rootcellarbar.com.

Avery, Canali and Morano, with Bruce Stewart: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Blues, country, more. Underdogs Lounge, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. (413) 625-0100. underdogslounge@gmail.com.

Fatal Portrait King Diamond Tribute with Speak Well of the Dead, and Knight Owl: 7:30 p.m. $10. Maximum Capacity, 116 School St. Chicopee. (413) 592-0719. themaxsb@yahoo.com.

Moose and the High Tops: 5:30-10 p.m. Classic rock cover band. Free. Summit View Banquet and Meeting House and Pavilion, 555 Northampton St., Holyoke. (413) 538-7431. Summitviewbanquethouse.com.

FILM/STAGE/DANCE

Metropolis: 9:45 p.m. Part of the series Big in Japan. $6.75-$9.25. Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst.

Silent Sky: Sept. 14-16, 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m. By Lauren Gunderson. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. $14-$16. The Shea, 71 Avenue A. Turners Falls. sheatheater.org.

Five College Opera Presents — The Scarlet Professor: 8 p.m. Based on a true story of Smith College professor Newton Arvin, arrested in 1960 for possession of “beefcake” pornography. $5-$35. Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA, Smith College, 122 Green St., Northampton. (413) 585-3222. ncbeck@smith.edu.

Third Friday Contra Dance-David Kaynor and Friends: 8-11 p.m. Calling and music by Kaynor. $10. Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. (413) 367-9380. davidkaynor@mac.com.

A Streetcar Named Desire: 8-11 p.m. Exit 7 Players present. $18-$22. Exit 7 Players Theater, 37 Chestnut St., Ludlow. (413) 5834301. exit7players@gmail.com.

Fame the Musical: 7:30-9:30 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. wallacee(413) @gmail.com.

Silent Sky: Sept. 14-16, 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m. By Lauren Gunderson. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. $14-$16. The Shea, 71 Avenue A. Turners Falls. sheatheater.org.

Independent Filmmakers’ Screening — Man Who Lost It All: 8 p.m. A gritty story of drugs, revenge, and murder on the mean streets of Springfield. Shot and produced by Broke People Films. Rate R. $10. Bings Arts Center, Sumner Ave., Springfield. (413) 731-9730. info@bingartscenter.org.

ETC.

168th Annual Franklin County Fair: $10. Franklin County Fair Grounds, 89 Wisdom Way, Greenfield.

Amherst Poetry Festival and Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon: 5th annual festival, Sept. 14-17. The Emily Dickinson Museum, 280 Main St., Amherst. emilydickinsonmuseum.org.

Annual Eid al-Adha Celebration Featuring Haroon Moghul: 6-8 p.m. Haroon Moghul will participate in the Mount Holyoke College Eid al-Adha Feast and talk about his new memoir, How to be a Muslim: An American Story. Free. Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall, Mount Holyoke College, 50 College St., South Hadley. (413) 534-7307. info@odysseybks.com.

ArtSalon Artist Presentations: 6:30 p.m. $5-$10.Park Hill Orchard, 82 Park Hill Road, Easthampton. (817) 891-7820. valleyartsalon@gmail.com.

The Big E: Big E opens today. Memorial Avenue, West Springfield.

Pulp Poetry Slam & Music Open Mic: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Pulp Slam makes space for honest, breathtaking poets and musicians. All ages. $5. Eastworks, 160, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. pulppoetryslam@gmail.com.

SATURDAY 9/16

MUSIC

A Common Chord: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Brings together three extraordinary voices and traditions. $10-$12. Second Congregational Church, 16 Bank Row, Greenfield. (413) 648-9595. tb@sovereigntymusic.com.

Acoustic Rick: 7 p.m. Glendale Grill, 65 Glendale St., Easthampton.

Anat Cohen Quartet: 8 p.m. $10-$18. Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College, Amherst. (413) 542-2195.

Cole Swindell: Big E, Memorial Avenue, West Springfield.

Bulgarian Music and Dance Party: 7:30 p.m. Dance (or just listen) to the amazing music of Kabile Band. $15. Unitarian Meetinghouse, 121 North Pleasant St., Amherst. (413) 549-6748. eva@amherstfolkdancing.org.

Colorway: 9:30-11 p.m. Award winning guitar-rock power trio. Free. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. (413) 527-6627. info@colorwaymusic.com.

David Roth: 7:30-10:30 p.m. $10-$25. Mount Toby Meeting, 194 Long Plain Road, Leverett. (413) 548-9394. musicofthepeople@gmail.com.

Earthcare 2017 — Main Festival Day: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. “Food, Farms, and the Future,” with panel discussions, poetry, music, food and film. $20-$45 for tickets for Friday, Saturday or both. Bryant Homestead, 207 Bryant Road, Cummington.

FreshGrass Festival: The three-day fest is rich in both traditional and cutting-edge bluegrass, presented in a wide array of venues tucked into a 19th-century factory turned 21st-century museum. Red Baraat: Sarah Jarosz with Del McCoury and The Wood Brothers and Bill Frisell and Petra Hade, more. Day passes are $46-$69. Camping is $90. MASS MoCa, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams.

Geoff Muldaur: 7 p.m. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton.

Gerry Moss: 7-11 p.m. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. (413) 532-1800. info@logcabin-delaney.com.

Jim Armenti and Bamboo Steamers: 9 p.m. Free. Whiskerz Pub, 75 Cottage St., Easthampton. (413) 6958502. angry@getangry.com.

Jukebox The Ghost: 8-11 p.m. Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG, 20 Center St., Northampton.

Singer-Songwriter Night — Joshua Crane, Joshua Baum and Rachel Laitman with Sean Kimball: 8-10 p.m. Three melodic, poetic, and rootsy singer-songwriters share their craft. $10. Montague Bookmill, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. ctesongs@gmail.com.

Wing Auxiliary Fundraiser Featuring Jimmy Mazz: 11:30 p.m. $30-$0. Sturbridge Host Hotel, 366 Main St., Sturbridge. (413) 245-1156. jacquelinejmitchell@charter.net.

The Winter Pills in Concert: 5-7 p.m. $15. Glendale Ridge Vineyard, 155 Glendale Road, Southampton. (413) 527-0164. mary@glendaleridgevineyard.com.

Caleb Wetherbee: 7-8 p.m. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton.

Larry Dulong and Random Sighting: 8-9:30 p.m. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton.

Jerkagram, EYES, Oroboro: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Bendy, noisy, warped rock and a chaotic psychedelic whirlwind. $7. 13th Floor Music Lounge, 99 Main St., Florence. (413) 586-5705. 13thfloorlounge@gmail.com.

The Racky Thomas Band: Old school blues, baby. 9-11:45 p.m. Theodores’ Blues Booze and BBQ, 201 Worthington St., Springfield. (413) 736-6000. Theodoresbbq.com.

Freddie Marion and Dan Kane: Plenty of room for dancing. 7-10 p.m. Patrick’s, 154 School St., Chicopee. (413) 331-2666. patrickschicopee@gmail.com.

Aberdeene’s Ashes: Seattle grunge. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Waterfront Tavern, 920 Main St., Holyoke. (413) 538-4968. themaxsb@yahoo.com.

Tara Greenblatt Band: Folk world music. 8 p.m. Mocha Maya’s, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. (413) 625-6292. info@mochamayas.com.

International Ladies Night Reggae and World Dance Music: Nighttime. With DJs Mikey Don and Cancer. $5. Bishop’s Lounge, 41 Strong Ave., Northampton. (413) 586-8900. bishopsloungenoho.com.

The Shadow Twisters: 60s and 70s classic rock. 8-11 p.m. $5. Deja Brew, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell. (978) 544-2739. Dejabrewpub.com.

Jeremy Turgeon Quintet: 8 p.m. Outstanding trumpet with jazz. $10-$15. Bings Arts Center, Sumner Ave., Springfield. (413) 731-9730. info@bingartscenter.org.

FILM/STAGE/DANCE

Five College Opera Presents The Scarlet Professor: 8 p.m. Based on a true story of Smith College professor Newton Arvin, arrested in 1960 for possession of “beefcake” pornography. $5-$35. Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA, Smith College, 122 Green St., Northampton. (413) 585-3222. ncbeck@smith.edu.

The Legible Bodies Present Happy Birthday, Mickey Rourke!: 8-10 p.m. $10. Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. noel@legiblebodies.com.

Pride and Prejudice: 2:30 p.m. Part of the Jane Austen Film Festival. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst.

Silent Sky: Sept. 14-16, 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m. By Lauren Gunderson. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. $14-$16. The Shea, 71 Avenue A. Turners Falls. sheatheater.org.

Happier Family Comedy Show: 3-4 p.m. $5-$10. The Eric Carle Museum, 125 W Bay Road, Amherst. info@happiervalley.com.

Paula Poundstone: 8 p.m. $53. Mahaiwe, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-0100. asstpersonalpublicity@cox.net.

A Streetcar Named Desire: 8-11 p.m. Exit 7 Players. $18-$22. Exit 7 Players Theater, 37 Chestnut St., Ludlow. (413) 5834301. exit7players@gmail.com.

Fame the Musical: 7:30-9:30 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. wallacee(413) @gmail.com.

Trevor Noah: 8 p.m. Daily Show host. $34-$54.50. Foxwoods, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket, CT. (800) FOXWOODS.

Silent Sky: Sept. 14-16, 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m. By Lauren Gunderson. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. $14-$16. The Shea, 71 Avenue A. Turners Falls. sheatheater.org.

ETC.

168th Annual Franklin County Fair: $10. Franklin County Fair Grounds, 89 Wisdom Way, Greenfield.

Chilifest at Mike’s Maze: Chilifest by The Kitchen Garden takes place at Mike’s Maze features a chili cook-off and hot sauce competition, spicy food and local beer and great live music. 23 S. Main St., Sunderland. (413) 665-8331. @mikesmaze.

A Native American Story Book Trail Program: Noon to 2 p.m. Interactive family-friendly activities focused on the Native American cultures of the Fort River. Read a fun story while walking the accessible trail. Free. Fort River Division, Silvio O Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, 69 Moody Bridge Road, Hadley. (413) 835-5541. jennifer_lapis@fws.gov.

Amherst Poetry Festival and Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon: 5th annual festival Sept. 14-17. The Emily Dickinson Museum, 280 Main St., Amherst. emilydickinsonmuseum.org.

Friends of Greenfield Public Library Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main St., Greenfield. (413) 7721544. bbullock@greenfield-ma.gov.

Mass Fermentational: 1-5 p.m. $45 gets you all the beer you can drink … 2 ounces at a time. Tickets are $10 for designated drivers (the unsung heros of every party). There’s going to be something like 50-plus local brewers there. Look for 3 Berads Beer, Amherst Brewing, Bad Martha, Bent Water Brewing, Boston Beer Works, Castle Island, Clown Shoes Beer, Foundation Brewing, Greater Good Imperial, Harpoon, Lefty’s, Lord Hobo, MEdusa, Mighty Squirrel, River Styx, Tree House, Wormtown, and Zero Gravity. Worcester City Hall, 455 Main St., Worcester.

Paws and Pints: Noon to 6:30 p.m. Dog-friendly brew fest! Sample wine, hard cider, and beer while enjoying dog activities, music, shopping, food trucks, demos, more. $10-$25. Hadley Young Men’s Club, 138 East st, Hadley. (978) 660-0267. cacampbell31@gmail.com.

Relay Rallyfest: 6:30-9 p.m. Rallyfest celebrates the 2017 Relay, with awards and recognition. We will also start the 2018 Relay season with raffles and fun. Free. Yankee Candle Village, 25 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield. (413) 493-2210. andrew.paterno@cancer.org.

5th Annual Monson PTSA Fall Fair: 1 p.m. Free. There is a charge for games/rides. Quarry Hill Community School, 43 Margaret St., North Monson. (413) 246-3416. Monsonptsa@gmail.com.

Air Force Jr. Reserve Officer Training Corps Craft and Vendor Show: 9 a.m. Free. Chicopee High, 820 Front St., Chicopee. (413) 459-8427. gammyscrafthouse@gmail.com.

Jackson Street School PTO Community Carnival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5-$35. Game tickets are 100 for $20, concessions vary between $1-$5. Jackson Street School, 120 Jackson St., Northampton. jacksonstreetpto@gmail.com.

Tour of Former United Church of Pelham: 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Former UCC Church, 142 Amherst Road, Pelham. (413) 323-7377.

And Still We Rise — Leadership Forum for Women of Color Leaders: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Six-session workshop for women of color leaders to create a network of support in which to nurture their commitment to social change. Free. Wesley United Methodist Church, 741 State St., Springfield. (413) 2381280. communications@truthschool.org.

Satur-DOOZY: 6-10 p.m. An arts-focused kids’ night out, welcomes children ages 7 and older to dance, music, art, karaoke, pizza, ping-pong and a movie! No parents allowed! $20-$30. Siblings half off. Studio4, 25 Main St., suite 444, Northampton. (413) 695 1799. jenscdt@gmail.com.

South Hadley Sporting Club Pig Roast: Noon. $7-$20. South Hadley Sporting Club, 135 River Road, South Hadley. (413) 531-0308. gregory.tiner@comcast.net.

9th Annual Chalkfest: 3-6 p.m. Everyone’s an artist on the plaza. Cash prizes for 1-3 place winners in each age group. Bounce house, face painting. $5. Courthouse Plaza, downtown Greenfield. (317) 649-0890. greenfieldmainstreet.org.

SUNDAY 9/17

MUSIC

Lighten Up Trio: 6-8 p.m. Folk, rock, jazz, country, and oldies. Underdogs Lounge, 10 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. (413) 625-0100. underdogslounge@gmail.com.

The Heart of Jazz in the Valley: 3-8 p.m. A memorial concert and tribute to Tom McClung with 50-plus musicians and performers from the Western Mass jazz community and: an exhibit of photographs and memorabilia, videos, recordings, poetry reading, action painting, improv music, meditation, and live performances. Suggested donation, $10-$25. Gateway City Arts, 92-114 Race St., Holyoke. Gatewaycityarts.com.

Banish Misfortune: 5-8 p.m. Traditional Irish music. Free. Northampton Brewery, 11 Brewster Court, Northampton. (413) 586-4997. davemeuser@msn.com.

Dicey Riley Featuring Zoe Darrow — Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day: 7 p.m. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton.

FreshGrass Festival: The three-day fest is rich in both traditional and cutting-edge bluegrass, presented in a wide array of venues tucked into a 19th-century factory turned 21st-century museum. Red Baraat: Sarah Jarosz with Del McCoury and The Wood Brothers and Bill Frisell and Petra Hade, more. Day passes are $46-$69. Camping is $90. MASS MoCa, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams.

K.Flay: 8-11 p.m. Pearl Street Nightclub, 10 Pearl St., Northampton.

Kat Kennedy: 3-6 p.m. Fort Hill Brewery, 30 Fort Hill Road, Easthampton.

Music for Missions: 4-5 p.m. Scott Bailey will present a program. Free. Faith United Church, 52 Sumner Ave., Springfield. (413) 739-4728. eortiz@faithunitedchurch.net.

FILM/STAGE/DANCE

The Breast Archives: 5 p.m. $20. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton.

Five College Opera Presents The Scarlet Professor: 3 p.m. Based on a true story of Smith College professor Newton Arvin, arrested in 1960 for possession of “beefcake” pornography. $5-$35. Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA, Smith College, 122 Green St., Northampton. (413) 585-3222. ncbeck@smith.edu.

A Streetcar Named Desire: 2-5 p.m. Exit 7 Players. $18-$22. Exit 7 Players Theater, 37 Chestnut St., Ludlow. (413) 583-4301. exit7players@gmail.com.

Silent Sky: Sept. 14-16, 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m. By Lauren Gunderson. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. $14-$16. The Shea, 71 Avenue A. Turners Falls. sheatheater.org.

ETC.

168th Annual Franklin County Fair: $10. Franklin County Fair Grounds, 89 Wisdom Way, Greenfield.

Chilifest at Mike’s Maze: Chilifest by The Kitchen Garden takes place at Mike’s Maze features a chili cook-off and hot sauce competition, spicy food and local beer and great live music. 23 S. Main St., Sunderland. (413) 665-8331. @mikesmaze.

Classic Car Show: 4-8 p.m. Free. The Meadows Grille, 398 Deerfield St., Greenfield. (413) 475-3636. chefmj801@yahoo.com.

Holy Trinity Parish Fall Festival: Noon. Free. Pilsudski Park, 200 Old County Road, Holyoke. (413) 562-4514. blangel931@aol.com.

Italian Cultural Center Lecture Series: 2 p.m. $5-$7. Italian Cultural Center Of Western MA, 56 Margaret St., Springfield. (413) 784-1492. llbrindisi@gmail.com.

Annual Springfield Puerto Rican Parade: 11 a.m. The parade features more than 100 marching contingents celebrating Puerto Rican history and culture. Last year, the event drew more than 7,000 people to the parade as well as 4,000 marchers. Free. Parade will go down Main Street from Wason Avenue to Boland Way.

The Legendary Run: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5k and 2k courses, including the option to run, walk, or dribble a basketball-individually or as a relay team. Complementary pancake brunch follows. $20-$25. Look Memorial Park, 300 North Main St., Florence. (413) 210-8823. leaguelegendsinc@gmail.com.

Meditations, Melodies, and Maxims — Spiritual Strength and Self-Care for Activists: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Activists of any or no particular faith are invited to join Rabbi Justin David to develop internal strategies to support themselves and their activism. Free. Northampton Police Department, 29 Center St., Northampton. (413) 2381280. communications@truthschool.org.

Speaking with Skulls: 3:30-4 p.m. Examine the skulls of local animals and see what a bunch of old bones can tell you. Meet at the Notch Visitor Center. Free. The Notch Visitors Center, 1500 West St., Amherst. (413) 253-2883. holyoke.range@massmail.state.ma.us.

TUESDAY 9/19

MUSIC

Kevin Burke: 7 p.m. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton.

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Boston-based jazz violinist David Eure 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.

Open Mic: 8:30 p.m. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton.

ETC.

Children’s Book Writers Group: 6-8 p.m. A critique group for adults who write for children. Free. Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main St., Greenfield. (413) 772-1544.

Poetry Reading by Arvind Mehrotra: 7-8:30 p.m. Arvind Mehrotra (born 1947) is a noted Indian poet, anthologist, literary critic, and translator. Free. Poetry Center, Wright Hall, 5 Chapin Dr., Northampton. (413) 585-2190. mhobbes@smith.edu.

Summer Chef Series — Brittany Nickerson: 5-6 p.m. Free. Tuesday Market, 1 Kirkland Ave., Northampton. (413) 3204799. niki@growfoodnorthampton.com.

From Radicalization to Reform — A Conversation with former Muslim extremist Mubin Shaikh: 7-9 p.m. Mubin Shaikh speaks about his work in the field and personal path away from extremism to rediscover his faith. Free. Flywheel Arts Collective, 43 Main St., Easthampton. leif.maynard@gmail.com.

Pioneer Valley Witness — See It, Film It, Change It: 6:30-8 p.m. This Truth School class will build a cadre of Valley activists trained to use video safely, ethically, and effectively to expose human rights abuses. Free. Springfield Public Library, 359 Plainfield St., Springfield. (413) 238-1280. communications@truthschool.org.

WEDNESDAY 9/20

MUSIC

All Ages Open Mic: 7-10 p.m. Hosted by F. Alex Johnson. Free. Brew Practitioners, 36 Main St., Florence. (413) 584-2444. info@colorwaymusic.com.

Creacion Latin Band: 8-10 p.m. Salsa, cha cha, boogaloo, merengue, cumbia, and more. Open floor for dancers. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. marketing@hawksandreed.com.

Gordon Lightfoot: 8 p.m. Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester.

Hayes Carll: 7 p.m. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton.

Irish Slow Session: 6:30-9 p.m. $5 suggested donation. DeCice Hall at The Marian Center, 1365 Northampton St., Holyoke. lvbisession@yahoo.com.

Noah Lis: 6-9 p.m. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. (413) 532-1800. info@logcabin-delaney.com.

Pixies: 8 p.m. $49.50. John M. Greene Hall, Smith College, Northampton. dspshows.com.

The Screaming Hearts, Small Talks, Walmart Romeo, Cabin Pressure: Hosted by Saluto Agency. All ages. $10. Shenanigans Pub, 154 Elm St., Westfield. (413) 485-7590.

ETC.

The Nutting Girl Reading/Signing: 7-9 p.m. Fred DeVecca will sign and read from his new mystery novel set in Shelburne Falls. Free. Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main St., Northampton. (413) 512-0850. frogprod@rcn.com.

An Evening with John Martin: 7-8:30 p.m. Open sitting and dharma talk. Suggested donation, $7-25. Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley, 116 Pleasant St., Ste 242, Easthampton. (413) 527-0388. jgenet@insightpv.org.

AUDITIONS

Welcome Home Drama Auditions: Sept. 15, Friday, 1 p.m. Free. Trinity Episcopal Church, Living Room, 17 Park St., Ware. (413) 967-3887. c5d6l34@verizon.net.

Beauty and the Beast/ALSCT: 6-9 p.m. Held Sept. 15-17. Call (413) 259-3065 to book an audition. Free. Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst. (413) 259-3065. producer@alsct.org. alsct.org.

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