Arts Previews for Dec. 29, 2017

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Thursday, December 28, 2017
Free dance classes in Turners Falls

Great Falls Creative Movement, a children’s dance center founded by dance instructor Anna Hendricks in 2009, will host its annual winter open house on Jan. 6, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children between the ages of three and 12 can enjoy a free class at the center; they are also invited to a mini performance and Q&A session with members of the children’s dance company Awesome Art in Motion. More information is available at greatfallscreativemovement.com.

Jaimie Branch Quartet

Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares is presenting a performance by the Jaimie Branch Quartet on Jan. 20, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at the 121 Club, Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St., in Easthampton. Trumpeter Jaimie Branch is “a mainstay of the Chicago jazz scene and an active recent addition to the New York scene,” according to press notes. “Her classical training ... has contributed to a wide range of projects not only in jazz but also punk, noise, indie rock, electronic and hip-hop.” The show also features Tomeka Reid on cello, Jason Ajemian on bass and Chad Taylor on drums. Tickets cost $15 and are available at the door and at jazzshares.org.

‘Treasures from the Collection: A 15 Year Celebration’

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is celebrating its 15th anniversary by presenting gems from its permanent collection through April 1, 2018. Among the significant acquisitions on display are masterworks by Don Freeman, Trina Shart Hyman, Dorothy Lathrop, Leo Lionni, Arnold Lobel, David Macaulay, James Marshall and others. Also featured in the exhibition are rarely seen three-dimensional objects such as dummy books, artist sketchbooks and hand-carved printing blocks. For more details, visit carlemuseum.org.