Staff Picks JenProzacs/Pajama Slave Dancers • Saturday

Shenanigans Pub in Westfield is the place to be Saturday night if your heart is made of punk rock. For the first time in 30 years, Pajama Slave Dancers come back to their roots and perform in their original birthplace. If that wasn’t punk enough for ya, the Prozacs, also Westfield natives, are celebrating 15 years of punkness. Also sharing the stage that night are The Lost Riots, Stiletto Bomb and Wasted Time. 7:30 p.m., 21-plus, no cover, 150 Elm St., Westfield.  — Jennifer Levesque


Open Studios at Eastworks • Sat-SunStaff Picks Kristin

The Eastworks building in Easthampton is home to some of Western Mass’ most fascinating, creative, and downright zany artists and businesses, and this weekend, it’s swinging open its doors to the public. Painters, printers, photographers, and artisans of all kinds will be showcasing their talents, along with an assortment of bands, artist demos, and even performances by local yo-yo masters. Nov. 5 – 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. — Kristin Palpini


Staff Picks Hunter StylesWinterpills at the Dreamaway Lodge • Saturday

The rustic Dreamaway Lodge has become a kind of a home-away-from-home for Northampton’s Winterpills. Join the beloved indie rockers as they return to the rustic 200-year-old farmhouse and former prohibition-era speakeasy. Oct. 5 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 1342 County Rd., Becket. — Hunter Styles


Gourmet Mushroom Dinner • WednesdayStaff Picks Peter Vancini

Renowned chef Michaelangelo Wescott is teaming up with Paul Lagreze of New England Wild Edibles for an evening of mycological delights at the newly reopened The Gypsy Apple Bistro.  Wescott will be serving up a mushroom-forward five-course meal, while Lagreze talk about cultivating and foraging for them. Nov. 2, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 65 Bridge St, Shelburne Falls, $65. — Peter Vancini