Evening Becomes Eclectic


The 25th annual Ko Fest at Amherst College welcomes back many of its most treasured artists from previous years. This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 8-10, three evenings of special guests — from as far away as New Orleans and as close as Amherst — light up the Holden Theater as part of the KoFest Kabaret variety show. Also on Sunday: upstate New York’s NACL Theatre presents a one-time-only performance of The Little Farm Show, an all-ages musical about food and taking care of the earth. Meanwhile, Romanian theatre artist Nic Uluru leads an installation art workshop, and Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s Gerard Stropnicky teaches the basics of public storytelling. All this and more — including Sandglass Theater puppeteer Shoshana Glass performing an original show called When I Put On Your Glove (pictured) — over the next four weeks.


Ko Festival of Performance: Beginning Friday. Most performances take place in Amherst College’s Holden Theater, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Through Aug. 7.  $8-$20. (413) 542-3750, kofest.com.


— Hunter Styles