A little absurdity is a good thing and if your life is feeling a bit routine, shake it up with a visit to Turners Falls to check out an exhibit by Northampton artist Tom Pappalardo. Well-known for his graphic design work, as well as his cartoons, paintings, and essays, Pappalardo is sharing a collection of collages and paintings he’s made for a show he’s calling “Sorry-Go-Round.” A musical theme runs through the work on view at The Rendezvous in Turners Falls through “Decemberish.” In his Facebook invite to fans, Pappalardo advises that having a few drinks at the restaurant “will make the art seem much more appealing.” But we don’t think you need to have a buzz on to appreciate the glorious madness.

Artist reception Oct. 9, 7 p.m., Free; The Rendezvous, 78 Third St., Turners Falls; “Sorry-Go-Round” on display through December.