BIG YELLOW TAXI BAND – JONI MITCHELL TRIBUTE

Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center 289 Main St, Greenfield, MA

Big Yellow Taxi Band – Tribute to Joni Mitchell at Hawks and Reed Fri, Oct 7, 2022 7:00 PM Doors 6:30pm/Show 7pm Tickets $15 adv/ $20 at the door ABOUT Big Yellow Taxi is a New England based band, created to explore the music of Joni Mitchell, from her earliest solo recordings to the multiple projects she recorded/performed with many of the world’s top musical artists. The band features the soaring voice of Teresa Lorenço, along with a band composed of some of New England’s most sought after and talented musicians. The mission of the band is to present a two set show that immerses the audience in an intimate and emotional journey through many of Joni’s best and most powerful songs: a performance that means to go beyond mere imitation, to explore a musical intensity that will leave audiences entertained, moved and elated, much the same way these beautiful songs have had a joyous and profound impact on our lives. OTHER INFO Hawks and Reed is proud to host Greenfield’s newest restaurant COCINA LUPITA, serving authentic Salvadoran street food. Try their pupusas, tacos, burritos and fresh horchata, directly from the streets of San Salvador to downtown Greenfield. Cocina Lupita…

Bitchcraft: How Bitch Became Bitch Starring Bitch (A Musical Play)

Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center 289 Main St, Greenfield, MA

Bitchcraft: How Bitch Became Bitch Starring Bitch (A Musical Play) Fri, Oct 7, 2022 8:00 PM Tickets $18 adv/ $20 at the door ABOUT Performance artist and musician Bitch tells the story of her life in this musical one woman show. From the moment she ‘rides’ her broomstick onto stage, she weaves a colorful tale of how a shy and introverted child goes on to reclaim the word Bitch for a name. This empowering, funny and heart-felt show is woven together with violin-forward pop songs from her most recent album “Bitchcraft,” which came out earlier this year on Kill Rock Stars. “There’s no stopping her now” La Weekly said after she premiered the first version of this show earlier this year. Bitch first came on the scene with her band Bitch and Animal, toured with Ani Difranco and released albums on Righteous Babe Records. Since going solo, Bitch has toured with The Indigo Girls, produced two albums of her folk Idol Ferron, played herself in John Cameron Mitchell’s (Hedwig and The Angry Inch) “Shortbus,” and collaborated with Margaret Cho, Joey Soloway, Faith Soloway, God-des and Logan Lynn. OTHER INFO Hawks and Reed is proud to host Greenfield’s newest restaurant COCINA…

$18 – $20
Recurring Event Greenfield Farmers’ Market

Greenfield Farmers’ Market

Court Square Greenfield, MA

Established in 1975, the Greenfield Farmers’ Market provides a direct, profitable retail sales outlet for area Farmers/Growers, and promotes the production of high quality locally grown produce and other farm or agricultural products. Additionally, to enhance both the Market and the community, we include baked goods and value added food products, crafts and other locally prepared merchandise on a space-available basis, to educate the consumer in the value of local production. The Greenfield Farmers’ Market usually has 30 participating vendors that sell a wide variety of organic and conventional produce ranging from heirloom tomatoes, yellow & green squash, potatoes, corn, multiple varieties of lettuce, onions, scallions, culinary herbs, swiss chard, kale, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet & hot peppers, strawberries, red & black raspberries, blueberries, apples, peaches, pears, plums, apple cider, watermelon, leeks, perennial plant – cone flower, bee balm, hosta, pansies and many more varieties of plants, locally raised grass-fed beef, pork and lamb, fresh eggs, cheese and so much more!

Fall Storytime with Ellen Lavoie

Greenfield Public Library 402 Main St, Greenfield, MA

Fall is in the air! Join Children's Librarian, Ellen Lavoie, for a Fall-themed family storytime on Saturday, October 8 at 10am. This 30-minute storytime will be held under the tent in front of the library and will feature fall books and songs with activities and snacks to follow. Supervised children of all ages are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Children’s Librarian Ellen Lavoie at ellen.lavoie@greenfield-ma.gov or call (413) 772-1544 x5104. This program, made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library, is free, open to the public, and weather dependent.

Free

October Art Market at Four Phantoms Brewing

Four Phantoms Brewing Co. 301 Wells Street, Greenfield, MA

Our next Art Market is Saturday 10/8 from 1-5. Featuring several returning artists, some new faces, and tarot readings by Cici Cadeaux. The Santo Taco truck will also be there! http://www.murphyillustration.com/ https://www.slimengrime.com/ https://artmuffin.myportfolio.com/ https://www.albaillustration.com/ http://www.branchandbeak.com/shop https://www.chrissyhowland.net/ and many others!!

TAPROOTS PUERTO RICO HURRICANE RELIEF FUNDRAISER WITH LOS SUGAR KINGS AND BOMBA DE AQUI

Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center 289 Main St, Greenfield, MA

TapRoots is charting new musical territory with its unique mix of Latin-Prog-Funk. Born out of the desire to explore and blend a variety of interlocking musical influences, TapRoots is a new vision of cultural sonic fusion that touches the live wire of the spirit, body and mind. This is not “Epcot Center” style cultural fusion; this is a raw, energetic, untamed and complex look at how these musical traditions — and all of us – are related. TapRoots is deep tracks with deep roots for the true music aficionado. Together we travel beyond the borders of traditional popular music, bringing the listener on a journey filled with catchy hooks, pulsing rhythms, thought provoking lyrics and intricate musical motifs, all fueled by a unique synthesis of sound, spirit and passion into a powerful, deeply rooted, listening experience. Sugar Kings is a Boston-based quartet known for their dynamic live performances, rich harmonies, intense musicianship and ability to transcend genres with an authenticity rarely heard. In their world, respect is paid to the forefathers and traditions of Afro-Cuban Son, Salsa and Rumba-Flamenca but Sugar Kings (named after a Cuban baseball team) also actively draw on influences from nearly every continent in their unique roots-rock-reggae repertoire.…

$15 – $20

Looking Beyond (or Among) the Big Stones

Green River Cemetery 56 Wisdom Way, Greenfield, MA

In this free workshop participants are invited to join Carol Aleman for a visit to Green River Cemetery where she will expose a small slice of Greenfield’s less documented history. Over the past three years of researching the history of Greenfield’s Black community, Aleman has made her way past numerous stones and monuments in local cemeteries. She has collected more than 150 dates of death and 130 obituaries (or death notices) relating to the then town’s residents. Using her former mother-in-law’s introduction to “the Black section” of the cemetery as a frame of reference, she will lead participants to several selected grave sites and share highlights from the lives of those who quietly enriched the community and left a vibrant mark on Greenfield’s past. Free and open to the public, but RSVP is requested at https://www.gcc.mass.edu/events/looking-beyond-or-among-the-big-stones/.

Free

MARY GAUTHIER WITH SPECIAL GUEST JAIMEE HARRIS

Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center 289 Main St, Greenfield, MA

Every day. Every single day, which means some days are better and some much worse. Every day, on average, twenty-two veterans commit suicide. Each year seventy-four hundred current and former members of the United States Armed Services take their own lives. Every day. That number does not include drug overdoses or car wrecks or any of the more inventive ways somebody might less obviously choose to die. It seems trivial to suggest those lives might be saved — healed, even — by a song. By the process of writing a song. And yet. And yet there is nothing trivial about Mary Gauthier’s tenth album, Rifles and Rosary Beads (Thirty Tigers), all eleven songs co-written with and for wounded veterans. Eleven of the nearly four hundred songs that highly accomplished songwriters have co-written as part of Darden Smith’s five-year-old SongwritingWith:Soldiers program. None of the soldiers who have participated in the program have taken their own lives, and there’s nothing trivial about that. Something about writing that song — telling that story — is healing. What Smith calls post-traumatic-growth. Gauthier’s first nine albums presented extraordinary confessional songs, deeply personal, profoundly emotional pieces ranging from “I Drink,” a blunt accounting of addiction, to…

$20 – $25

Life Long Learning and Personal Enrichment at GCC

Greenfield Community College One College Drive, Greenfield, MA

Greenfield Community College offers micro-courses and workshops for purposes of personal enrichment and life-long learning. These learning opportunities are offered at very reasonable prices, and facilitated by members of the regional community. For more information, and to register visit https://www.gcc.mass.edu/community/workshops/ For questions email Judy Raper, Associate Dean for Community Engagement at raperj@gcc.mass.edu. We are always open to new ideas!

Recurring Event Paint Pen Pumpkin Decorating

Paint Pen Pumpkin Decorating

Greenfield Public Library 402 Main St, Greenfield, MA

Small, easy, low-mess pumpkin decorating? Sounds like fun! Kids and families, join Children's Librarian, Ellen Lavoie, and customize your own tiny pumpkin with quick-drying toxic-free paint pens! This drop-in program will have four sessions, all taking place after school from 3:30 - 4:30pm under the tent in front of the library (weather permitting). Pumpkins will be provided to children participating. For more information, contact Children’s Librarian Ellen Lavoie at ellen.lavoie@greenfield-ma.gov or call (413) 772-1544 x5104. This program, made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library, is free and open to the public.

Free