Staff Picks JenThe Machine Performs Pink Floyd • Saturday

What better way to start the holiday month off then with some Pink Floyd! World touring The Machine stops back at the Calvin for their amazing Floyd show that leaves the biggest of fans in awe. Joe Pascarell, founding member is back in the band and he has the ability to morph his voice into both Waters and Gilmour! Ooh la la. 8 p.m., Calvin Theatre, 19 King St., Northampton. — Jennifer Levesque

Wee Exhibit in Turners FallsStaff Picks Kristin

A wee confession for you: I am enthused by cuteness. Gazing at tiny, bubbly, chubby, wubbly, widdle, cootie-wooties is a welcome and stark contrast to the bracing facts and harsh realities I grapple with in the newsroom. So, I’m looking forward to checking out Wee the People at Nina’s Nook. The exhibit promises whimsical, teeny things like garden slugs, paper robots, and a Frida Kahlo doll. Sounds relaxing. Nina’s Nook, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls. — Kristin Palpini

Staff Picks Hunter StylesHot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage • Sunday

You had me at hot chocolate, lost me at run, but then got me back with Safe Passage. This Sunday downtown Northampton will host the 13th Annual Hot Chocolate Run and Walk for Safe Passage, a city domestic violence service center. This year, about 6,000 runners and walkers are expected  to participate. The start and finish lines are at the intersection of Crafts Avenue and Old South Street. Fun starts at 9 a.m. — Hunter Styles

Tommy Whalen in Springfield • WednesdayStaff Picks Peter Vancini

Tommy Whalen and the Jagged Edge are going to rock Theodores’ Wednesday night. A Springfield-native, Whalen plays an eclectic mix of blues, rock, soul, and funk. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. at Theodores’ Blues, Booze and BBQ on Worthington Street in Springfield. — Peter Vancini