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Staff Picks: Get out there!



Photos by Dan Little

TITANIS Farewell Show in Florence – Friday

Springfield’s ambient, heavy doomers TITANIS are bidding farewell? Insert sad face here. Make sure to check them out before you can’t. It’s worth it. Also that night, rockers A Moment To Riot, Nim and Esperanto will be on the bill. 9:00 p.m., 18, $7. 13th Floor Music Lounge, 99 Main St., (Above JJ’S Tavern), Florence. — Jennifer Levesque


Photos by Dan LittleDr. Funkenstein at Mountain Park – Saturday

Listen to Clinton, man. Hillary? No, George. I’ve been a George Clinton at the Parliment Funkadelic fan since “Paint the White House Black in the early ’90s. I had no idea funk could have so much soul — and brass. They’re the seminal masters of the fat-bottom, skunky krunk jamming funk, baby. Show is Saturday at 4 p.m. $30. Opening acts are Turkuaz, Sophistafunk, Fat Bradley. Where’s the lumps in yo funk? — Kristin Palpini


Valley Advocate reporter Hunter Styles fires off a round at a target during a group firearms training class Saturday at Norwottuck Fish and Game in Amherst.The Mountaintop in Chester – All Week

How do you stage an electrifying story with only two actors? Casting one of them as Martin Luther King, Jr. certainly helps. Set at a motel, Katori Hall’s Olivier Award-winning drama imagines a conversation between King and a brash, irreverent maid during his final night on earth. Wed. Thu. and Sat. at 8 p.m.; Thu., Fri., and Sun. at 2 p.m. Chester Theatre, 15 Middlefield Road, Chester. chestertheatre.org. — Hunter Styles


Photos by Dan LittleThe Mole in Greenfield – Wednesday

It takes a lot of guts to get up in front of a crowd and tell a five-minute story without notes, but that’s exactly what a numbero f brave souls will be doing this Wednesday night at the Arts Block in Greenfield. I’ve never been to one of these events, but I’m a big fan of live storytelling and I’m looking forward to hearing some of the tales local folks have to tell. 6:30 p.m. The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield. — Peter Vancini