June Millington Retrospective • Sunday

The good thing about celebrating the godmother of rock is that audience members be graced with not only her majesty’s music but that of all her successors. Members from Millington’s legendary band Fanny will perform at this celebration of the rock n’ roll pioneer, as well as Christine Ohlman, Sonya Kitchell, Holly Near, and more. Come and watch everybody “Play Like a Girl” on Sunday starting at 3 p.m. at the Academy of Music. Tickets ($15-35) available at junemillington.rocks. — Amanda Drane

Kurt Vile & The Violators • Thursday

Northampton’s eyes and ears will be violated — in a good way — on Thursday. Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist rocker Kurt Vile and his backing band The Violators are on tour supporting his latest release b’lieve i’m goin down… which is Pretty Pimpin’. $18 before, $20 cash only at the door. 8:30 p.m. Pearl Street Nightclub, 10 Pearl St., Northampton. — Jennifer Levesque


The misunderstood Big Bang Theory • Monday

This Monday the topic for the monthly SciTech Cafe meeting at Union Station in Northampton will be the early universe. Smith College physics professor Gary Felder will explore the questions: Does the big bang theory tell us how the universe began? It doesn’t? Then what does it tell us? and more. SciTech Cafes are popping up across the nation in an attempt to make scientists and their work more accessible. Felder starts at 6:30 p.m. All the snacks, games, and science in this event are free! — Kristin Palpini

Kaki King at The Iron Horse • Wednesday

Is there anything left to invent on guitar? Kaki King ain’t got time for your doubts — she’s too busy strumming, picking, riffing, slapping, drumming, echoing, and deconstructing her instrument. For King, the guitar is a blank sonic canvas — and now a visual one too, thanks to a fancy multimedia trick called projection mapping, which her new show experiments with in collaboration with Glowing Pictures. Local artist Wishbone Zoe opens. Doors at 5:30 p.m.; show at 7. $15, before; $18, at the door. — Hunter Styles