Staff Picks: Metamorphoses, Llama Lasagne’s Ladies Night and more

Llama Lasagne’s Ladies Night • Oct. 29

Local band Llama Lasagne — a conglomeration of musicians from The Mary Jane Jones, Alchemystics, and more — is hosting a Ladies Night event at the Depot at Union Station in Northampton. A portion of Ladies Night ticket sales will go toward a good cause — Safe Passage, in this case, which is a local organization devoted to helping women suffering from domestic violence. “This one’s all about the Ladies!” reads the band’s event description, which also encourages men attending to dress in drag. The fluid band’s musical style is, you guessed it — fluid — but it’s sure to be a good dance party!

— Amanda Drane

 

Wild Heart, A Tribute To Stevie Nicks • Sunday

This Sunday night, Nicks and Fleetwood Mac fans will be in for a treat. Wild Heart, A Tribute To Stevie Nicks, will be performing an intimate set at Figaro Ristorante in Enfield. Seating and dinner will be at 5:30, so bring an empty belly and reserve your seat in advance since seating is limited. The magical music of Wild Heart starts at 7:00. Plenty of time to enjoy the delicious Italian food while having a glass or two (or a bottle) of wine on a date night before the show. October 25, $20 per person does not include dinner or drink.

— Jennifer Levesque

 

Drag Brunch Hors and Friends • Sunday

Bacon, pancakes, roast beef, chocolate, drinks before noon — what could make brunch better? Hors, of course, and Friends. This Sunday at Slainte in Holyoke, the local drag queens and kings troupe will be dancing and lip-synching their hearts out while the audience dines on a buffet brunch. (Pro tip: Get the potatoes. Slainte makes excellent breakfast potatoes.) Featured acts include Mia E Z’Lay, Loo D’Flyest Priestly, Ivanna B. Queen, Cherry Poppins, and Alice Aensland, with your host Hors and music from DJ Dreadhead. Bring $1s to tip the entertainers. Brunch and a show is $20, doors open at 11:45 a.m., Oct. 25.

—Kristin Palpini

 

Metamorphoses • Oct. 23-31

Mary Zimmerman’s iconic 1996 theater show, adapted from the classic Ovid poem, brings some of Greek myth’s most captivating and surreal stories to life. The play blends comedy, classic tragedy, and drama into a series of vignettes, presented around — and inside — a large pool of water. For five nights this month, the Smith College Department of Theatre stages a new production of Metamorphoses at Theatre 14 in Northampton. Tickets are $10 to the general public and free for Smith students.

— Hunter Styles

Amanda Drane

Author: Amanda Drane

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