Staff Picks: And the Neighbors, Pink Panther and more

Rhythm Inc With Total Collision • Saturday
This Thanksgiving week, Rhythm Inc and Total Collision — featuring members of the Springfield-based Fear Nuttin Band — will remind the Valley we have some awesome reggae-hip-hop fusion to be grateful for. The two groups will get into the groove at Bishop’s Lounge this Saturday, and then again Wednesday (Thanksgiving Eve) at Hinge. Both shows start at 9:00 p.m., Saturday’s tickets are $5, and cover for Wednesday’s show — highlighting the full Fear Nuttin Band and DJ Vibewise, costs $10.

— Amanda Drane

 

Pink Panther (1963) • Wednesday

On Thanksgiving Eve, most people are running around last minute trying to grab that last turkey at the grocery store — getting road rage with a shopping cart while avoiding metal caged crashes. Say goodbye to all that chaos and head over to Academy of Music Theatre for Cinema Northampton’s monthly free movie event. This month they are screening the classic comedy, Pink Panther starring Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner and David Niven. Nov. 25, 7 p.m., Free admission, 274 Main St., Northampton.         — Jennifer Levesque

 

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide …

People may be familiar with the 2010 Tyler Perry version, but a live performance of the original 1976 Broadway play by Ntozake Shange is quite different. Most strikingly, the play is performed as a “choreopoem” made up of individual monologue/poems set to dance and music. Tackling topics of rape, abandonment, abortion, and domestic violence, the characters of For Colored Girls rely on friendship and sisterhood to work through challenges. Performances are Nov. 20-21, 7 p.m., and Nov. 22, 2 p.m., at American International College’s Griswold Theater in Springfield. Tickets: $5, free for students, (413) 654-1486. — Kristin Palpini

 

And the Neighbors • Saturday

Longtime Valley indie rocker Dave Houghton of Fancy Trash has teamed up with Debra DeMuth to form a new band called And The Neighbors. The alt-country duo’s new album No Fences, recorded in Haydenville, features guests like Terry Adams of NRBQ and Bob Hennessy of Ware River Club. The music, which is boosted by banjo, mandolin, piano, organ, and cello, is “inspired by the sounds of Appalachia blended with the sonic grit of the Lower East Side,” DeMuth says. The album comes out this month, and you can hear it live at the CD release party at Luthier’s Co-op in Easthampton on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. Free entry. — Hunter Styles

Author: Advocate Staff

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