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THURSDAY 1/4

MUSIC

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

Thursday Night Karaoke: 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. Pulaski Club, 79 Maple St., Easthampton.

STAGE/FILM/DANCE

Screenagers: Viewing and Moderated Discussion: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Northampton Prevention Coalition hosts viewing of documentary. Moderated discussion to follow. Free. NHS Audiotrium, 380 Elm Street, Northampton. 413-587-1344. alennox@northampton-k12.us.

Big Jay Oakerson at The Hartford Funny Bone: 7:30 p.m. $21.22. Regular tickets. Funny Bone Hartford, 194 Buckland Hills Dr., Manchester. (860) 432-8600. infohartford@funnybone.com.

I’m Too Fat for This Show: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford.

ETC.

Easthampton Adult Game Night: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Make new friends at Mill 180 Park’s Thursday Adult Games Night while you play Corn Hole, 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.

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

Open Circle Poetry Night: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Meekins Library, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg. (413) 268-7472. rwildfong@cwmars.org.

Thursday Night Trivia: 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Pulaski Club, 79 Maple St., Easthampton.

Environmental Awareness Group: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main St., Northfield.

FRIDAY 1/5

MUSIC

Billy Egan: 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Live music in The Mick. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. 413-532-1800. info@logcabin-delaney.com.

The Cast of Beatlemania: 8:30 p.m. $39 – $59. Infinity Hall, 32 Front Street, Hartford.

First Friday Concert at Coho: 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Dynamic Claudia Schmidt performs. $10-20 suggested donation. For more info, check firstfridayconcerts.com. Pioneer Valley Cohousing, 120 Pulpit Hill Road, North Amherst.

Flathead Rodeo Plays Rockabilly and Celebrates Elvis’s Birthday: 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Flathead Rodeo and The King team up for a night of Elvis songs, non-Elvis songs, a special Elvis menu, and more. Free. The Harp Irish Pub, 163 Sunderland Road, Amherst.

Great American Ghost: 6:30 p.m. $12 – $14. The Webster Underground, 31 Webster St., Hartford.

Livingston Taylor at Iron Horse Night 1: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton.

Music Under The Grow Lights Anniversary Concert Series: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Free. Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-977-1538. art@susannawhite.com.

One Ton Tommy Gun / Swallowed Alive / Sleepers / Pry: 9 p.m. $7. Metal. 13th Floor Music Lounge, 99 Main St., Florence. hplovehandles@yahoo.com.

The Pilgrims and The Natch!: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. The two best original rock bands in Vermont; Brattleboro’s The Natch and Windsor’s The Pilgrims together for the first time. $5. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. 802-579-9960. siriusfunster@gmail.com.

Ronnie Earl And The Broadcasters: 8 p.m. $34 – $44. Infinity Hall, 20 Greenwoods Rd. W. Norfolk.

Sorry If You Don’t: 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. $7 – $10. Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch Street, Hartford.

STAGE/FILM/DANCE

I’m Too Fat for This Show: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford.

ETC.

Pulp Poetry Slam and Music Open Mic: 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Twice a month Pulp has a poetry slam, poetry feature, and music open mic. $5. 17 and under free. Eastworks Rm. 160, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. pulppoetryslam@gmail.com.

Mother Goose on the Loose: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main St., Greenfield. (413) 772-1544.

Story Hour with Dana Lee: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main St., Northfield.

Friday Night Karaoke Dance Party: 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. Pulaski Club, 79 Maple St., Easthampton.

Hadley Playgroup: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Free Friday morning drop-in playgroup for children birth to kindergarten age and their caregivers. Whole Children, 41 Russell Street, Hadley. 413-587-3677. mgerry@northampton-k12.us.

2-Day Ski and Winter Gear Sale to Benefit the Amherst Historical Society: The AHS is holding a ski and winter gear sale on Jan 5 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Jan 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crocker Farm Elementary School, 280 West Street, Amherst. 413-687-9493. info@amhersthistory.org.

Amherst International Folkdancing: 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Line, circle and couple dances from Balkans, Middle East, Eastern Europe. No partner needed. See http://www.amherstfolkdancing.org for location. $3 – $10 sliding scale contribution. 549-6748. eva@amherstfolkdancing.org.

SATURDAY 1/6

MUSIC

Albert Lee Band: 8 p.m. $28.90 – $49. Infinity Hall, 32 Front Street, Hartford.

Caravan of Thieves in concert: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $22. The Sounding Board, 433 Fern Street, West Hartford.

The Healys: 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Live Irish music in The Mick. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. 413-532-1800. info@logcabin-delaney.com.

Livingston Taylor at Iron Horse Night 2: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton.

One Time Weekend, The Diamondstones, Ginja Low Main: 9 p.m. One Time Weekend play funk, jazz, rock, soul, rap, reggae. The Diamondstones play rock, jazz, folk, funk, blues. Ginja Low Main play funk rock fusion. $10. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Karaoke: 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. Pulaski Club, 79 Maple St., Easthampton.

STAGE/FILM/DANCE

Film & Discussion: 13th: 10:15 a.m. Screening of documentary which explores the history of race and the criminal justice system in the United States. Discussion follows. Free. First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St., Greenfield. racialjusticerising.org.

On Wheels: 10:30 a.m. Part of the Family Films Series. Regular admission. Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst. amherstcinema.org.

I’m Too Fat for This Show: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford.

Gala 2018- A Night of Stars: 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Adult – $37 Student w/ID – $18 Child 12 and under – $17. City Stage, 150 Bridge St., Springfield. 413-525-8810. info@dancewithadc.com.

ETC.

Comic Book Crafts: Become a Hero: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Comics N’ More, 31 Union St., Easthampton.

2-Day Ski and Winter Gear Sale to Benefit the Amherst Historical Society: The AHS is holding a ski and winter gear sale on Jan 5 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Jan 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crocker Farm Elementary School, 280 West Street, Amherst. 413-687-9493. info@amhersthistory.org.

Amherst Winter Farmers’ Market: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Weekly market runs thru 3/17. We accept SNAP, have many HIP vendors and feature live music. More information at amherstwintermarket.com. Free. Hampshire Mall, 367 Russell St., Hadley. manager@amherstwintermarket.com.

Northampton Winter Farmers Market: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton.

Greenfield Winter Farmers’ Market: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Greenfield Winter Farmers Market at the Discovery School at Four Corners, 21 Ferrante Ave., Greenfield. 413-271-2772. greenfieldwintermarket@gmail.com.

SUNDAY 1/7

MUSIC

Banish Misfortune, Traditional Irish Music: 3 p.m. – 6 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.

Greg Abate with Orquestra Calle Verde feat. Paul Arslanjan, George Kaye, Jon Fisher, and Tony D.: 7 p.m. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton.

The Joe Belmont Experience: 6 p.m. Accomplished veterans of the Northeast music scene Joe Belmont, Rudi Weeks and Eliezar Martinez play a blend of jazz, funk, Chicago blues, and jam. $10. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Polish Carol Sing Along: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Free. St. Valentine’s Church, 127 King Street, Northampton. 413-588-7822. cnewman@umass.edu.

The Sounds of Frank: 1:30 p.m. $24.65 – $49. Infinity Hall, 32 Front Street, Hartford.

STAGE/FILM/DANCE

Bal Ej: The Hidden Jews of Ethiopia: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. A documentary film that tells the story of secretive Jews in the North Shewa region of Ethiopia. $4 – $8. Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst. 413-256-4900. programs@yiddishbookcenter.org.

Creating Your Solo Comedy Show with Kate Huffman: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, Hartford.

ETC.

Nature Walk: Signs of the Seasons: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Explore Arcadia at a relaxed pace. The walk covers natural history topics appropriate to the season. For adults and families with children. $5 Mass Audubon members (adults and children), $7 nonmembers. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. 413-584-3009. arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Comic Book Craft night and Craft Beer!: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Comics N’ More, 31 Union St., Easthampton.

Card, Coin and Collectible Show: 9 a.m. $1. Children under 10 Free. Chicopee Boys and Girls Club, 580 Meadow St., Chicopee. (413) 593-6046. mommychar2004@yahoo.com.

Into the Dark, Into the Deep, A New Year’s Yoga Retreat: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Half-day mini retreat is an invitation to come away from the stress and busyness of our lives and dive down deep into a space of peace and nurture. No yoga experience is necessary. The Yoga Space at the North Hadley Church, 243 River Drive, North Hadley. 413-687-7265. mumumoyoga@outlook.com.

MONDAY 1/8

MUSIC

Rehearsals begin for Spirit of the Hills Community Chorus: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Spirit of the Hills Community Chorus is taking new members. Directed by Penny Schultz, we sing music from the world’s community singing traditions. Free. Anne T. Dunphy Elementary School, 1 Petticoat Hill Rd., Williamsburg. 413-268-3828. schultzp46@gmail.com.

Westhampton Community Sing: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Bring an instrument and/or a song to share. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

STAGE/FILM/DANCE

Movie Monday: 8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Come enjoy cult and classic movies, TV, and concert footage on our 16’ screen and sweet house sound system. Bring a friend, have a drink, and enjoy. Free. The Stone Church, 210, Brattleboro. 802-579-9960. siriusfunster@gmail.com.

We Made a Thing: A Tiny Audience Show: 9 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. If you like patient, character-based, discovery-rich improvlusciousness, “We Made a Thing” is just the thing. Free. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. 413-658-4615. info@happiervalley.com.

ETC.

Qigong: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. The Sunderland Public Library hosts a free Qigong class every Monday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Sunderland Public Library, 20 School Street, Sunderland. 413-665-2642. director@sunderlandpubliclibrary.org.

River Valley Sangha: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Weekly Thich Nhat Hanh Sangha. Free mindfulness practice. Free. Edwards Church, 297 Main Street, Northampton. 207-841-5419. mtodd21@hotmail.com.

Wesson Women’s Maternity Tour: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wesson Women & Infants’ Unit, Lundy Boardroom, Springfield.

Celebrating Amelia Earhart, Recognizing Women in Aerospace Fields: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Zonta Dinner Meeting – Ph.D. candidate from W.P.I. guest speaker $18 – $20. Buffet Dinner. Ludlow Country Club, Tony Lima Drive, Ludlow. 413-323-4806. mfknight@crocker.com.

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

Promoting Effective Social and Emotional Learning in Your Community: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. University of Massachusetts Amherst, 300 Massachusetts Ave., Amherst.

TUESDAY 1/9

MUSIC

Northampton Jazz Workshop: 7:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. NYC-based saxophonist Stacy Dillard 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.

Mother Goose on the Loose: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main St., Greenfield. (413) 772-1544.

Living Local’s Holiday Party: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Villa Napoletana, 664 North Main Street, East Longmeadow.

Northampton Parents Center: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Morning drop-in play Center for children from birth through 5 and caregivers. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Edwards Church, 297 Main Street, Lower Level, Northampton. northamptonparentscenter@gmail.com.

Postnatal Newborn Behavior and Feeding Class: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Wesson Women & Infants’ Unit, Lundy Boardroom, Springfield.

Westhampton Scrabble: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Scrabble games will be played. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

WEDNESDAY 1/10

MUSIC

All Ages Open Mic Night With Host F. Alex Johnson: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Award winning guitarist F. Alex Johnson hosts this weekly open mic featuring some of the best talent in the Valley. All ages, free and open to all. Free. Brew Practitioners, 36 Main St., Florence. 413-584-2444. info@colorwaymusic.com.

Irish Slow Session: 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Suggested $5 donation. DeCice Hall at The Marian Center, 1365 Northampton St., Holyoke. lvirishslowsession@aol.com.

Lenny Zarcone Music as Guests Dine: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Lenny Zarcone sings jazz standards, the great American and Sinatra songbook, and other songs from the 50’s-80’s. Free. GianniFig’s, 6 Elm Street, South Deerfield. 413-834-0841. lennyzarcone@gmail.com.

Open Mike at the Harp: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. listening room for a dinner crowd, great food, drink, and sounds. It’s about the magic of songs intimately shared by performers with an audience. Free. The Harp Irish Pub, 163 Sunderland Rd., North Amherst. dalereynolds@live.com.

Ware Community Band Rehearsals: 7 p.m. Free. Ware Junior/Senior High School, West Street, Ware. jshobbs413@gmail.com.

Wednesday Tunes: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Wednesday Tunes Series features free live music by local Western Mass musicians. Come dine in The Bistro while enjoying great live tunes. Free. Tips accepted. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. (413) 650-2670. hello@gatewaycityarts.com.

Wheelhouse Karaoke: 8 p.m. Your favorite place to sing your favorite classics. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield. hawksandreed.com.

Open Mic: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton.

ETC.

A Special Evening with Lama Rod Owens: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Author of “Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation,” Lama Rod is considered one of the leaders of the next generation of Dharma teachers. Suggested donation $10-15. Pioneer Valley Shambhala Meditation Center, 191 Main St., Northampton. 413-585-9848. pvshambhala@gmail.com.

Creative Writing Workshops: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Mid-Winter Creative Writing Workshops: Wednesday and Thursday eves. Beginners and seasoned writers welcome; first visit is free. Main Street Writers. $25 – $45 sliding scale, 10-week series. Main Street Writers, 664 Main Street, Suite 60, Amherst. 413-221-4652. mainstreetwriters@gmail.com.

Easthampton Wednesday Afternoon Book Club: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Our Wednesday Afternoon Book Club meets the second Wednesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. All are welcome to join the discussion, no sign-up necessary. Free. The EWML at Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Ste 142, Easthampton. 413-529-1605. ehampton@cwmars.org.

The Environmental Canon Book Club: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. “A Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold. Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street, Amherst. 256-6006.

Story Time at Carnegie Library: 10:15 a.m. Carnegie Library, 201 Avenue “A”, Turners Falls.

Storytime with Rochelle: 10:30 a.m. Meekins Library, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg. (413) 268-7472. rwildfong@cwmars.org.

God and the Problem of Evil: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Join us as we ask tough questions like, ‘Why does God allow so much evil and suffering?’ and, ‘Did God create evil?’ Free. College Chruch, 58 Pomeroy Terrace, Northampton. 413-586-0057. melanie@thecollegechurch.org.

Homeschool Science: 1 p.m. Carnegie Library, 201 Avenue “A”, Turners Falls.

Westhampton Coffee ‘N Chat: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Enjoy coffee, tea, and hot chocolate while chatting with friends. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. 413-527-5386. westhampton@cwmars.org.

Author: Advocate Staff

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